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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786762/chronic-conditions-and-multimorbidity-in-a-primary-care-population-a-study-in-the-swiss-sentinel-surveillance-network-sentinella
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Markus Gnädinger, Lilli Herzig, Alessandro Ceschi, Dieter Conen, Alfred Staehelin, Marco Zoller, Milo A Puhan
OBJECTIVES: To provide estimates of the prevalence of chronic conditions in Swiss primary care. METHODS: In total, 175 general practitioners (GP) or pediatricians (PED) reporting to the Swiss Sentinel Surveillance Network collected morbidity data. RESULTS: In 26,853 patient contacts, mean (± SD) age was 55.8 ± 21.6 or 6.1 ± 5.7 years (in GPs vs. PEDs, respectively) and 47% were males. In GP patients, median Thurgau Morbidity Index was 2 (IQR 1-3)...
May 21, 2018: International Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786028/evaluation-of-a-distance-learning-academic-support-program-for-medical-graduates-during-rural-hospital-service-in-india
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Rashmi Vyas, Anand Zachariah, Isobel Swamidasan, Priya Doris, Ilene Harris
Background: Christian Medical College (CMC), Vellore, India, a tertiary care hospital, designed a year-long Fellowship in Secondary Hospital Medicine (FSHM) for CMC graduates, with the aim to support them during rural service and be motivated to consider practicing in these hospitals. The FSHM was a blend of 15 paper-based distance learning modules, 3 contact sessions, community project work, and networking. This paper reports on the evaluation of the FSHM program. Methods: The curriculum development process for the FSHM reflected the six-step approach including problem identification, needs assessment, formulating objectives, selecting educational strategies, implementation, and evaluation...
September 2017: Education for Health: Change in Training & Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784656/lessons-identified-from-the-2017-manchester-and-london-terrorism-incidents-part-two-the-reception-and-definitive-care-hospital-phases
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Paul Hunt
The provision of medical care during the reception and definitive care phases of a terrorist incident will likely take place in designated receiving hospitals such as Major Trauma Centres. There is a need for an enhanced capability in such units to receive, initially manage and hold casualties with more serious injuries. Also, even less severely injured casualties may require significant time and clinical input such as risk management in potential bloodborne viruses.The distribution of casualties from the incident scene requires advance consideration of the injury pattern and regional network organisation of specialist services, such as maxillofacial, neurosurgery or severe burns care...
May 21, 2018: Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784153/perifoveal-capillary-network-quantification-in-young-diabetic-patients-with-subclinical-or-no-retinopathy
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Zoi Kapsala, Aristofanis Pallikaris, Dimitrios Mamoulakis, Joanna Moschandreas, Georgios Bontzos, Miltiadis Tsilimbaris
OBJECTIVE: To assess the morphology of perifoveal capillary network with quantitative parameters in young patients with diabetes mellitus type I (DM I) using an algorithm. METHODS: Fifty-three images (33 eyes of 33 DM I patients and 20 eyes of 20 non-DM controls) were chosen retrospectively from the University Hospital of Heraklion digital fluorescein angiography database. An additional group consisting of patients with advanced DR abnormalities was included in our analysis to investigate whether our method detects alterations when they are present...
June 2018: Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology. Journal Canadien D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783982/providing-japanese-health-care-information-for-international-visitors-digital-animation-intervention
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Mariko Nishikawa, Masaaki Yamanaka, Junko Kiriya, Masamine Jimba
BACKGROUND: Over 24 million international visitors came to Japan in 2016 and the number is expected to increase. Visitors could be at a risk of illness or injury that may result in hospitalization in Japan. We assessed the effects of a four-minute digital animation titled Mari Info Japan on the level of anxiety experienced by international visitors to Japan. METHODS: We conducted a non-randomized, controlled study at Narita International Airport outside Tokyo in December 2014...
May 21, 2018: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783253/planning-of-effective-evaluation-of-the-activities-of-hospital-district-at-the-example-of-poltava-region
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Vyacheslav M Zhdan, Valentyn M Dvornyk, Viktor P Lysak, Igor M Skrypnyk, Valeriy I Pokhylko, Iryna A Holovanova, Inna V Bielikova, Maxim V Khorosh, Ludmila M Shylkina, Mariya M Tovstiak
OBJECTIVE: Introduction: Increasing of the availability and quality of health care in rural areas is one of the priority directions of public health and regional development policy. The need for reforming of the network of secondary health care facilities is due to the fact, that they are unable to meet the needs of the population in this specialized type of medical care in the conditions of the existing structure and funding system. The aim: to analyze the existing legislation regulating the establishment and operation of hospital districts; to determine the methodology for monitoring and evaluating of the activity of the hospital district on the example of the Poltava region...
2018: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781693/collaborative-postgraduate-training-in-family-medicine-and-primary-care-reflections-on-my-visit-to-south-africa
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Felicity Goodyear-Smith
This reflection describes my funded visit to South Africa to assist in primary care research capacity building as Chair, WONCA Working Party on Research (WP-R). The trip included time at the Universities of Walter Sisulu, Limpopo and Stellenbosch to mentor postgraduate students working on master's and PhD theses. I held one-on-one and group sessions and ran interactive scientific writing workshops. I assisted with the establishment of a Stellenbosch University Family Physician Research Network of faculty academics and family physicians (FP) which will generate research questions from community stakeholders...
April 26, 2018: African Journal of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779710/comorbidity-network-for-chronic-disease-a-novel-approach-to-understand-type-2-diabetes-progression
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Arif Khan, Shahadat Uddin, Uma Srinivasan
BACKGROUND: Chronic diseases management outside expensive hospital settings has become a major target for governments, funders and healthcare service providers. It is well known that chronic diseases such as Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) do not occur in isolation, and has a shared aetiology common to many other diseases and disorders. Diabetes Australia reports that it is associated with a myriad of complications, which affect the feet, eyes, kidneys, and cardiovascular health. For instance, nerve damage in the lower limbs affects around 13% of Australians with diabetes, diabetic retinopathy occurs in over 15% of Australians with diabetes, and diabetes is now the leading cause of end-stage kidney disease...
July 2018: International Journal of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778934/spatial-accessibility-of-primary-health-care-in-china-a-case-study-in-sichuan-province
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Xiuli Wang, Huazhen Yang, Zhanqi Duan, Jay Pan
Access to primary health care is considered a fundamental right and an important facilitator of overall population health. Township health centers (THCs) and Community health centers (CHCs) serve as central hubs of China's primary health care system and have been emphasized during recent health care reforms. Accessibility of these hubs is poorly understood and a better understanding of the current situation is essential for proper decision making. This study assesses spatial access to health care provided by primary health care institutions (THCs/CHCs) in Sichuan Province as a microcosm in China...
May 10, 2018: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778403/the-cf-sputum-induction-trial-cf-spit-to-assess-lower-airway-bacterial-sampling-in-young-children-with-cystic-fibrosis-a-prospective-internally-controlled-interventional-trial
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Katherine Ronchetti, Jo-Dee Tame, Christopher Paisey, Lena P Thia, Iolo Doull, Robin Howe, Eshwar Mahenthiralingam, Julian T Forton
BACKGROUND: Pathogen surveillance is challenging but crucial in children with cystic fibrosis-who are often non-productive of sputum even if actively coughing-because infection and lung disease begin early in life. The role of sputum induction as a diagnostic tool for infection has not previously been systematically addressed in young children with cystic fibrosis. We aimed to assess the pathogen yield from sputum induction compared with that from cough swab and single-lobe, two-lobe, and six-lobe bronchoalveolar lavage...
May 16, 2018: Lancet Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777635/reducing-the-number-of-obstetrical-beds-by-challenging-traditions
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Camilla Dalby Salvig, Marie Højriis Storkholm, Jannie Dalby Salvig, Niels Uldbjerg
The aim of this commentary is to describe changes in women care at an obstetric department that made it possible to reduce the number of beds from 40 to 29. Patient pathways were reviewed and revised using lean methodology. The mean length of stay was reduced from 70 to 59 hours and the mean numbers of hospitalizations per woman from 1.26 to 1.20. At the organizational level, we introduced a Family Department, home management of newborns, home monitoring of the women with cardiotocography and blood samples, and intrapartum Group B Streptococcus-PCR...
May 19, 2018: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777451/telemedicine-based-system-for-quality-management-and-peer-review-in-radiology
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Sergey Morozov, Ekaterina Guseva, Natalya Ledikhova, Anton Vladzymyrskyy, Dmitry Safronov
OBJECTIVES: Quality assurance is the key component of modern radiology. A telemedicine-based quality assurance system helps to overcome the "scoring" approach and makes the quality control more accessible and objective. METHODS: A concept for quality assurance in radiology is developed. Its realization is a set of strategies, actions, and tools. The latter is based on telemedicine-based peer review of 23,199 computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) images...
May 18, 2018: Insights Into Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777044/the-impact-of-sign-glaucoma-guidelines-on-false-positive-referrals-from-community-optometrists-in-central-scotland
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Samantha Sii, Ahmad Nasser, Cheng Yi Loo, Catherine Croghan, Alan Rotchford, Pankaj Kumar Agarwal
BACKGROUND: Since the introduction of National Institute for Health and Care Excellence glaucoma guidelines 2009, the number of referrals from community optometrists to hospital eye services has increased across the UK, resulting in increase in first visit discharge rates (FVDRs). AIM: To assess the impact of Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) 144 on quality of referrals from community optometrists. METHODOLOGY: A retrospective study of patient records who attended as new adult glaucoma referrals to clinics in Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion, Edinburgh, and in Greater Glasgow and Clyde, was carried out across October-November 2014 (group 1) and September-October 2016 (group 2), before and after the introduction of SIGN 144...
May 18, 2018: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776901/a-moderated-e-forum-for-adults-with-cardiovascular-disease-usability-study
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Rika Tanaka, Anita Banerjee, Jelena Surikova, Jacqueline Tracey, Ada Payne, Heather Ross, Robert Nolan
BACKGROUND: Self-care behaviors are commonly prescribed to manage both cardiovascular disease and hypertension to reduce modifiable risk factors and improve quality of life. Nevertheless, long-term adherence to self-care recommendations for cardiac patients has been problematic. In cardiac patients, moderated online forums have been found to be particularly useful in supporting maintenance of heart-healthy diet and fewer hospital visits. As such, we developed the e-Forum, a Web-based moderated forum designed to promote continued user engagement and long-term self-care adherence...
May 18, 2018: JMIR Human Factors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774174/outpatient-interventions-that-may-enhance-the-care-of-a-patient-with-co-existing-moyamoya-and-down-syndromes
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Anita Lwanga, Waldo Herrera, Katya Cruz Madrid, Antony Irungu
Moyamoya vasculopathy is a condition of chronic, progressive occlusion of the distal internal carotid arteries and the Circle of Willis. The resultant ischemia produces compensatory angiogenesis and the growth of a network of collateral blood vessels, which on angiography resemble a "puff of smoke" or "moyamoya" in Japanese. The objective of this case report is to describe the clinical course of a patient with Down and moyamoya syndromes and to enlighten clinicians about strategies that can be taken to enhance the care of similar patients...
March 16, 2018: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772004/correction-predicting-all-cause-risk-of-30-day-hospital-readmission-using-artificial-neural-networks
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Mehdi Jamei, Aleksandr Nisnevich, Everett Wetchler, Sylvia Sudat, Eric Liu, Kirtan Upadhyaya
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0181173.].
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771994/prevalence-outcome-and-quality-of-care-among-children-hospitalized-with-severe-acute-malnutrition-in-kenyan-hospitals-a-multi-site-observational-study
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Susan Gachau, Grace Irimu, Philip Ayieko, Samuel Akech, Ambrose Agweyu, Mike English
BACKGROUND: Severe acute malnutrition (SAM) remains a major cause of admission and inpatient mortality worldwide in children aged less than 5 years. In this study, we explored SAM prevalence and outcomes in children admitted in 13 Kenyan hospitals participating in a Clinical Information Network (CIN). We also describe their immediate in-patient management. METHODS: We analyzed data for children aged 1-59 months collected retrospectively from medical records after discharge...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771626/effectiveness-and-impact-of-a-single-dose-vaccine-against-chickenpox-in-the-community-of-madrid-between-2001-and-2015
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Pello Latasa, Angel Gil de Miguel, Maria Dolores Barranco Ordoñez, Inmaculada Rodero Garduño, Juan Carlos Sanz Moreno, María Ordobás Gavín, María Esteban-Vasallo, Macarena Garrido-Estepa, Luis García-Comas
BACKGROUND: Chickenpox is a contagious airborne disease. Immunization by varicella vaccine is an effective preventive measure. The objective of this study is to evaluate the impact and effectiveness of a single-dose vaccination against chickenpox at 15 months of age. METHODS: Observational study based on data from the Epidemiological Surveillance System of the Autonomous Community of Madrid from 2001 to 2015. The years were grouped into 4 periods according to epidemic cycles and vaccination schedule: 2001-06, 2007-10, 2011-13 and 2014-15...
May 17, 2018: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771360/patient-and-treatment-characteristics-by-infecting-organism-in-cerebrospinal-fluid-shunt-infection
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Tamara D Simon, Matthew P Kronman, Kathryn B Whitlock, Samuel R Browd, Richard Holubkov, John R W Kestle, Abhaya V Kulkarni, Marcie Langley, David D Limbrick, Thomas G Luerssen, Jerry Oakes, Jay Riva-Cambrin, Curtis Rozzelle, Chevis N Shannon, Mandeep Tamber, John C Wellons Iii, William E Whitehead, Nicole Mayer-Hamblett
Background: Previous studies of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) shunt infection treatment have been limited in size and unable to compare patient and treatment characteristics by infecting organism. Our objective was to describe variation in patient and treatment characteristics for children with first CSF shunt infection, stratified by infecting organism subgroups outlined in the 2017 Infectious Disease Society of America's (IDSA) guidelines. Methods: We studied a prospective cohort of children <18 years of age undergoing treatment for first CSF shunt infection at one of 7 Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network hospitals from April 2008 to December 2012...
May 15, 2018: Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770975/regulation-of-access-to-the-hospital-care-network-for-children-in-cear%C3%A3-brazil
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Maria de Fátima Vasques Monteiro, Maria Auxiliadora F Vertamatti, Maria Nina Morais Alves, Amanda Cordeiro de Oliveira Carvalho, Maria Nizete Tavares Alves, Caio Parente Barbosa
Regulation is a state management tool to ensure that networked health services and goods comply with the principles of universality of access and integrality of care in the Unified Health System. To describe the regulatory actions of access to children's health services in the hospital setting, a descriptive, documentary study was performed to address data on the regulation of access to hospital health-care points for children from January to October 2015. The sample consisted of 2485 hospitalization procedures and regulated transfers in children between 0 and 15 years old living in the Juazeiro do Norte Health Region in the State of Ceará...
May 17, 2018: International Journal of Health Planning and Management
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