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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030677/safe-surgery-for-all-early-lessons-from-implementing-a-national-government-driven-surgical-plan-in-ethiopia
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Daniel Burssa, Atlibachew Teshome, Katherine Iverson, Olivia Ahearn, Tigistu Ashengo, David Barash, Erin Barringer, Isabelle Citron, Kaya Garringer, Victoria McKitrick, John Meara, Abraham Mengistu, Swagoto Mukhopadhyay, Cheri Reynolds, Mark Shrime, Asha Varghese, Samson Esseye, Abebe Bekele
Recognizing the unmet need for surgical care in Ethiopia, the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) has pioneered innovative methodologies for surgical system development with Saving Lives through Safe Surgery (SaLTS). SaLTS is a national flagship initiative designed to improve access to safe, essential and emergency surgical and anaesthesia care across all levels of the healthcare system. Sustained commitment from the FMOH and their recruitment of implementing partners has led to notable accomplishments across the breadth of the surgical system, including but not limited to: (1) Leadership, management and governance-a nationally scaled surgical leadership and mentorship programme, (2) Infrastructure-operating room construction and oxygen delivery plan, (3) Supplies and logistics-a national essential surgical procedure and equipment list, (4) Human resource development-a Surgical Workforce Expansion Plan and Anaesthesia National Roadmap, (5) Advocacy and partnership-strong FMOH partnership with international organizations, including GE Foundation's SafeSurgery2020 initiative, (6) Innovation-facility-driven identification of problems and solutions, (7) Quality of surgical and anaesthesia care service delivery-a national peri-operative guideline and WHO Surgical Safety Checklist implementation, and (8) Monitoring and evaluation-a comprehensive plan for short-term and long-term assessment of surgical quality and capacity...
October 13, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029771/-therapeutic-itinerary-and-radiological-features-of-positive-microscopy-tuberculosis-patients-at-centre-hospitalier-national-universitaire-de-fann-chnuf-dakar
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U D Kombila, E H M Ndiaye, M Fafa Cisse, N F Diouf, J M Sagne, S Dia, S Kone, Y D Kane, N O Toure
INTRODUCTION: The long diagnostic delay is responsible for the extension of radiological lesions and spread of TB in the community. These radiological lesions can leave significant scars responsible for respiratory disability. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study is to characterize radiologic features according to tuberculosis diagnostic delay. METHODS: We conducted a prospective cross-sectional study, about 66 patients with positive sputum. RESULTS: The average diagnostic delay was 16 (±15) weeks; whether 22 (±14...
October 10, 2017: Revue de Pneumologie Clinique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029587/-here-if-you-need-me-exploring-peer-support-to-enhance-access-to-physical-health-care
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Julia Bocking, Stephanie B Ewart, Brenda Happell, Chris Platania-Phung, Robert Stanton, Brett Scholz
BACKGROUND: People diagnosed with mental illness (hereinafter "consumers") have higher rates of chronic disease and significantly shorter lives than the wider population. Peer workers have become increasingly involved in facilitating access to physical health care, yet the consumer perspective regarding peer involvement is unknown. This absent voice is needed to inform strategic planning and generate solutions to address the current inequity in health status. AIM: To articulate the views of consumers in regards to the potential use of peer workers to further the physical health of people with mental illness...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028468/lessons-for-physicians-from-flint-s-water-crisis
#4
Laura A Carravallah, Lawrence A Reynolds, Susan J Woolford
Physicians form a vital front in recognizing unusual clinical presentations that could herald a health threat. In the Flint water crisis, physicians can be credited with playing critical roles in both uncovering the crisis and providing leadership when government failed to respond effectively. Yet most physicians in Flint were not formally trained in advocacy or leadership and might have recognized the health implications of the crisis more quickly had they received formal environmental health training. Furthermore, connections to other professional disciplines-and to the community-are vital for effective responses to environmental health threats...
October 1, 2017: AMA Journal of Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028375/health-disparities-in-patients-with-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-a-blueprint-for-action-an-official-american-thoracic-society-statement
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Arunabh Talwar, Joe G N Garcia, Halley Tsai, Matthew Moreno, Tim Lahm, Roham T Zamanian, Roberto Machado, Steven M Kawut, Mona Selej, Stephen Mathai, Laura Hoyt D'Anna, Sonu Sahni, Erik J Rodriquez, Richard Channick, Karen Fagan, Michael Gray, Jessica Armstrong, Josanna Rodriguez Lopez, Vinicio de Jesus Perez
BACKGROUND: Health disparities have a major impact in the quality of life and clinical care received by minorities in the United States. Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a rare cardiopulmonary disorder that affects children and adults and that, if untreated, results in premature death. The impact of health disparities in the diagnosis, treatment, and clinical outcome of patients with PAH has not been systematically investigated. OBJECTIVES: The specific goals of this research statement were to conduct a critical review of the literature concerning health disparities in PAH, identify major research gaps and prioritize direction for future research...
October 15, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026384/clinical-and-cranial-computed-tomography-scan-findings-in-adults-following-road-traffic-accidents-in-kampala-uganda
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Geoffrey Erem, Samuel Bugeza, Elsie Kiguli Malwadde
BACKGROUND: Globally, road traffic accidents are a major cause of death and disability. The developing countries bear a disproportionately large share of the RTAs which account for about 85% of the deaths. Most of these RTAs result in head injury, which globally, most scholars and medical practitioners consider a significant economic, social and medical problem. In Mulago National referral hospital, RTA is the leading cause of surgical admission. OBJECTIVE: To describe the cranial computed tomography (CT) scan findings in adults following RTA in Mulago hospital...
March 2017: African Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025480/correlates-of-observing-and-willingness-to-report-stigma-towards-hiv-clients-by-tb-health-workers-in-africa
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M Straetemans, M I Bakker, E M H Mitchell
SETTING: Health care facilities in Kenya, Tanzania and Namibia. OBJECTIVE: To study the factors associated with the observation of and willingness to report stigmatising behaviour towards persons living with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) among health care workers (HCWs). DESIGN: Mixed-effect logistic regression analyses of 9516 HCW interviews, including those of 4062 (43%) TB workers carried out as part of the Service Provision Assessments (SPAs) between 2006 and 2010...
November 1, 2017: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022569/syphilis
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Rosanna W Peeling, David Mabey, Mary L Kamb, Xiang-Sheng Chen, Justin D Radolf, Adele S Benzaken
Treponema pallidum subspecies pallidum (T. pallidum) causes syphilis via sexual exposure or via vertical transmission during pregnancy. T. pallidum is renowned for its invasiveness and immune-evasiveness; its clinical manifestations result from local inflammatory responses to replicating spirochaetes and often imitate those of other diseases. The spirochaete has a long latent period during which individuals have no signs or symptoms but can remain infectious. Despite the availability of simple diagnostic tests and the effectiveness of treatment with a single dose of long-acting penicillin, syphilis is re-emerging as a global public health problem, particularly among men who have sex with men (MSM) in high-income and middle-income countries...
October 12, 2017: Nature Reviews. Disease Primers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019801/mapping-the-landscape-journeying-together-the-gold-foundation-s-model-for-research-based-advocacy-in-humanism-in-medicine
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Elizabeth Gaufberg
Mapping the Landscape, Journeying Together (MTL) is an initiative of the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Research Institute. The MTL initiative awards teams with a grant to complete a rigorous review of the literature on a topic related to humanism in health care. Teams may then seek a discovery or advocacy grant to fill in gaps in knowledge or to make or advocate for change. In this Commentary, the author reveals the MTL journey through the metaphor of cartography. She describes the initial development of a road map, as well as the MTL community's experience of navigation, discovery, and exploration...
October 10, 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019630/prolonged-hospital-discharge-for-children-with-technology-dependency-a-source-of-health-care-disparities
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Sarah A Sobotka, Rishi K Agrawal, Michael E Msall
Children with ventilator assistance have been supported in living at home since 1981 when parental advocacy ushered in a change to Medicaid policy. As the population of children who use medical technology such as long-term ventilation increases, we must critically evaluate our systems for preparing families for home life. Discharge delays persist in the modern era because of fragmentation between hospital and home systems. These discharge delays result in children spending time in less developmentally rich environments, further exacerbating the health and development disparities of children with complex disabilities...
October 1, 2017: Pediatric Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017550/improving-family-planning-services-delivery-and-uptake-experiences-from-the-reversing-the-stall-in-fertility-decline-in-western-kenya-project
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Joshua Amo-Adjei, Michael Mutua, Sherine Athero, Chimaraoke Izugbara, Alex Ezeh
OBJECTIVE: In this paper, we reflect on our experiences of implementing a multipronged intervention to improve sexual and reproductive health outcomes. The project used family planning as its entry point and was implemented in two high fertility counties-Busia and Siaya in Kenya. The intervention, implemented by a seven-member consortium, involved: family planning services delivery; regular training of service providers to deliver high quality services; monitoring and evaluation; strengthening of commodity chain delivery and forecasting; school-based and out-of-school based sexuality education; and advocacy and stakeholder engagements at the community, county and national levels...
October 10, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017333/predicting-sexual-revictimization-in-childhood-and-adolescence-a-longitudinal-examination-using-ecological-systems-theory
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Samantha L Pittenger, Jessica K Pogue, David J Hansen
A substantial proportion of sexual abuse victims report repeat sexual victimization within childhood or adolescence; however, there is limited understanding of factors contributing to revictimization for youth. Thus, the present study examined predictors of sexual revictimization prior to adulthood using ecological systems theory. Records of 1,915 youth presenting to a Child Advocacy Center (CAC) were reviewed to identify individual, familial, and community factors as well as initial abuse characteristics associated with risk for revictimization...
January 1, 2017: Child Maltreatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994488/families-experiences-of-raising-concerns-in-health-care-services-an-interpretative-phenomenological-analysis
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Naomi Bright, Nick Hutchinson, Peter Oakes, Dave Marsland
BACKGROUND: This exploratory study aimed to increase understanding of the experiences of families of people with intellectual disabilities when noticing and raising concerns in services. A qualitative design was employed. METHODS: Seven participants (all female) were recruited through local and national voluntary agencies; five were mothers of people with intellectual disabilities, one was the aunt and one the sister. Participants took part in semi-structured interviews centred on their experiences of noticing and raising concerns, these were recorded and transcribed...
October 10, 2017: Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities: JARID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993303/the-lived-experience-of-being-evaluated-for-organ-donation-focus-groups-with-living-kidney-donors
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Camilla S Hanson, Angelique F Ralph, Karine E Manera, John S Gill, John Kanellis, Germaine Wong, Jonathan C Craig, Jeremy R Chapman, Allison Tong
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Comprehensive evaluations are required to safeguard voluntarism and minimize harm to living kidney donors. This process is lengthy, invasive, and emotionally challenging, with up to one fifth of potential donors opting out. We aimed to describe donors' experiences of the evaluation process. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: We conducted 14 focus groups involving 123 kidney donors who completed donation from three transplant centers (Australia and Canada)...
October 9, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992203/music-therapy-practice-status-and-trends-worldwide-an-international-survey-study
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Petra Kern, Daniel B Tague
Background: The field of music therapy is growing worldwide. While there is a wealth of country-specific information available, only a few have databased workforce censuses. Currently, little to no descriptive data exists about the global development of the profession. Objectives: The purpose of this study was to obtain descriptive data about current demographics, practice status, and clinical trends to inform worldwide advocacy efforts, training needs, and the sustainable development of the field...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Music Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985104/sport-participation-for-elite-athletes-with-physical-disabilities-motivations-barriers-and-facilitators
#16
Gabriella McLoughlin, Courtney Weisman Fecske, Yvette Castaneda, Candace Gwin, Kim Graber
There are many reasons why individuals are motivated to participate in sports. Less attention, however, is given for studying motivation and athlete development in adapted sport. The purpose of this study was to identify the motivations, facilitators, and barriers to sports participation of elite athletes with a physical disability. Participants (N = 23, 17 males, six females, mean age: 24.3 years) were recruited through online listservs, e-mails, and snowball sampling. A semistructured interview guide was employed...
October 6, 2017: Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly: APAQ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984898/qpp-made-simple-r
#17
Joey Berlin
The Physicians Advocacy Institute is helping doctors understand the MACRA Quality Payment Program (QPP) by launching an online resource center with the help of the Texas Medical Association, other state medical societies, and health care consulting firm Healthsperien.
October 1, 2017: Texas Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983715/father-s-role-in-preconception-health
#18
Milton Kotelchuck, Michael Lu
As part of the federal multi-agency conference on Paternal Involvement in Pregnancy Outcomes, the existing Fatherhood paradigm was expanded to include a new focus on Men's Preconception Health. This concept grew out of the women's preconception health movement and the maternal and child health (MCH) life course perspective, as well as pioneering research from the child development, public health data and family planning fields. It encourages a new examination of how men's preconception health impacts both reproductive outcomes and men's own subsequent health and development...
October 5, 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28980008/challenges-and-barriers-for-implementation-of-the-world-health-organization-global-disability-action-plan-in-low-and-middle-income-countries
#19
Fary Khan, Mayowa Ojo Owolabi, Bhasker Amatya, Talhatu Kolapo Hamzat, Adesola Ogunniyi, Helen Oshinowo, Alaeldin Elmalik, Mary P Galea
OBJECTIVE: To identify potential barriers and facilitators for implementation of the World Health Organization Global Disability Action Plan (GDAP) in Nigeria and compare these with other low- and middle-income countries. METHODS: A rehabilitation team from the Royal Melbourne Hospital, Parkville, Australia, conducted intensive workshops at medical/academic institutions in Nigeria for healthcare professionals from various local Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation facilities...
October 5, 2017: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28974257/-but-the-moment-they-find-out-that-you-are-msm%C3%A2-a-qualitative-investigation-of-hiv-prevention-experiences-among-men-who-have-sex-with-men-msm-in-ghana-s-health-care-system
#20
Sameer Kushwaha, Yasmin Lalani, Geoffrey Maina, Adedotun Ogunbajo, Leo Wilton, Thomas Agyarko-Poku, Yaw Adu-Sarkodie, Francis Boakye, Nanhua Zhang, LaRon E Nelson
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of HIV in Ghana is 1.3%, compared to 17% among men who have sex with men (MSM). There is limited empirical data on the current health care climate and its impact on HIV prevention services for Ghanaian MSM. The purposes of this study were to investigate (1) MSM's experiences using HIV prevention resources, (2) what factors, including health care climate factors, influenced MSM's use of prevention resources and (3) MSM self-identified strategies for improving HIV/sexually transmitted infection (STI) prevention among MSM in Ghanaian communities...
October 3, 2017: BMC Public Health
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