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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933284/-we-sometimes-hold-on-to-ours-professionals-views-on-factors-that-both-delay-and-facilitate-transition-to-adult-care
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Susie Aldiss, Hilary Cass, Judith Ellis, Faith Gibson
BACKGROUND: The transition from child to adult services is a crucial time in the health of young people who may potentially fall into a poorly managed "care gap." Health service provision, which fails to meet the needs of young people and families at this time of significant change, may result in deterioration in health or disengagement with services, which can have negative long-term consequences. Developing transitional care packages has become a focus of activity in the United Kingdom and elsewhere...
2016: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933155/a-quality-improvement-initiative-on-the-management-of-osteoporosis-in-older-people-with-parkinsonism
#2
Inderpal Singh, Rachel Fletcher, Linda Scanlon, Mandy Tyler, Shridhar Aithal
The risk of falls is higher in patients with people with Parkinsonism (PwP) compared to those without Parkinsonism, and leads to adverse outcomes including fragility fractures. Osteoporosis is under-recognised, and the prevalence of fragility fractures in not well studied. The primary aim of this project is for 100% of new patient referrals to, and 80% of follow up patients within the movement disorder (MD) service with osteoporosis to be treated in accordance with evidence based osteoporosis guidance. Routinely captured information regarding demographics and fragility fractures was retrospectively extracted from the clinical workstation, clinic letters, and clinical coding between July and November 2015...
2016: BMJ Quality Improvement Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931242/achieving-good-outcomes-for-asthma-living-goal-mixed-methods-feasibility-and-pilot-cluster-randomised-controlled-trial-of-a-practical-intervention-for-eliciting-setting-and-achieving-goals-for-adults-with-asthma
#3
Gaylor Hoskins, Brian Williams, Purva Abhyankar, Peter Donnan, Edward Duncan, Hilary Pinnock, Marjon van der Pol, Petra Rauchhaus, Anne Taylor, Aziz Sheikh
BACKGROUND: Despite being a core component of self-management, goal setting is rarely used in routine care. We piloted a primary care, nurse-led intervention called Achieving Good Outcomes for Asthma Living (GOAL) for adults with asthma. Patients were invited to identify and prioritise their goals in preparation for discussing and negotiating an action/coping plan with the nurse at a routine asthma review. METHODS: The 18-month mixed methods feasibility cluster pilot trial stratified and then randomised practices to deliver usual care (UC) or a goal-setting intervention (GOAL)...
December 8, 2016: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930609/feasibility-and-acceptability-of-health-communication-interventions-within-a-combination-intervention-strategy-for-improving-linkage-and-retention-in-hiv-care-in-mozambique
#4
Roberta Sutton, Maria Lahuerta, Fatima Abacassamo, Laurence Ahoua, Maria Tomo, Matthew R Lamb, Batya Elul
BACKGROUND: Challenges to ensuring timely linkage to and retention in HIV care are well documented. Combination intervention strategies can be effective in improving the HIV care continuum. Data on feasibility and acceptability of intervention types within intervention packages are limited. METHODS: The Engage4Health study assessed the effectiveness of a combination intervention strategy to increase linkage and retention among adults newly diagnosed with HIV in Mozambique...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929503/real-time-in-vivo-dosimetry-for-sbrt-prostate-treatment-using-plastic-scintillating-dosimetry-embedded-in-a-rectal-balloon-a-case-study
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Justin L Cantley, Chee-Wai Cheng, Fredrick B Jesseph, Tarun K Podder, Valdir C Colussi, Bryan J Traughber, Lee E Ponsky
A novel FDA approved in vivo dosimetry device system using plastic scintillating detectors placed in an endorectal balloon to provide real-time in vivo dosimetry for prostatic rectal interface was tested for use with stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT). The system was used for the first time ever to measure dose during linear accelerator based SBRT. A single patient was treated with a total dose of 36.25 Gy given in 5 fractions. Delivered dose was measured for each treatment with the detectors placed against the anterior rectal wall near the prostate rectal interface...
November 8, 2016: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929499/development-and-evaluation-of-a-clinical-model-for-lung-cancer-patients-using-stereotactic-body-radiotherapy-sbrt-within-a-knowledge-based-algorithm-for-treatment-planning
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Karen Chin Snyder, Jinkoo Kim, Anne Reding, Corey Fraser, James Gordon, Munther Ajlouni, Benjamin Movsas, Indrin J Chetty
The purpose of this study was to describe the development of a clinical model for lung cancer patients treated with stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) within a knowledge-based algorithm for treatment planning, and to evaluate the model performance and applicability to different planning techniques, tumor locations, and beam arrangements. 105 SBRT plans for lung cancer patients previously treated at our institution were included in the development of the knowledge-based model (KBM). The KBM was trained with a combination of IMRT, VMAT, and 3D CRT techniques...
November 8, 2016: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929482/anatomy-based-definition-of-point-a-utilizing-three-dimensional-volumetric-imaging-approach-for-high-dose-rate-hdr-intracavitary-brachytherapy-dose-prescription-when-treating-cervical-cancer-using-limited-resources
#7
Manish K Goyal, D V Rai, Than S Kehwar, Jayanand Manjhi, Bret H Heintz, Kathleen L Shide, Jerry L Barker
This study was designed to determine whether volumetric imaging could identify consistent alternative prescription methods to Manchester/point A when prescribing radiation dose in the treatment of cervical cancer using HDR intracavitary brachy-therapy (ICBT). One hundred and twenty-five treatment plans of 25 patients treated for carcinoma of the cervix were reviewed retrospectively. Each patient received 5 fractions of HDR ICBT following initial cisplatin-based pelvic chemoradiation, and radiation dose was originally prescribed to point A (ICRU-38)...
July 16, 2016: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929481/how-dose-sparing-of-cardiac-structures-correlates-with-in-field-heart-volume-and-sternal-displacement
#8
Taeho Kim, Kelli Reardon, Daniel M Trifiletti, Constance Geesey, Kaitlyn Sukovich, Edwin Crandley, Paul W Read, Krishni Wijesooriya
Cardiac irradiation increases the risk of coronary artery disease in patients with left-sided breast cancer. Techniques exist to reduce cardiac irradiation, but the optimum technique depends on individual patient anatomy and physiology. We investigated the correlation of delta heart volume in field (dHVIF) and sternal excursion with dose sparing in heart and left anterior descending artery (LAD) to develop quantitative predictive models for expected dose to heart and LAD. A treatment planning study was performed on 97 left-breast cancer patients who underwent whole breast radiotherapy (prescription dose = 50 Gy) under deep inspiratory breath hold (DIBH)...
November 8, 2016: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928779/how-antibiotics-should-be-prescribed-to-hospitalized-elderly-patients-with-community-acquired-pneumonia
#9
Forest W Arnold
Elderly patients hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) should be administered antimicrobials in the emergency department prior to transfer to the ward or intensive care unit (ICU). For ward patients, a β-lactam with a macrolide or a respiratory fluoroquinolone alone should be given to cover typical and atypical pathogens. For ICU patients, a β-lactam with either a macrolide or a fluoroquinolone should be given. Other regimens are indicated if methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus or Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a concern...
December 7, 2016: Drugs & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927637/options-for-basing-dietary-reference-intakes-dris-on-chronic-disease-endpoints-report-from-a-joint-us-canadian-sponsored-working-group
#10
REVIEW
Elizabeth A Yetley, Amanda J MacFarlane, Linda S Greene-Finestone, Cutberto Garza, Jamy D Ard, Stephanie A Atkinson, Dennis M Bier, Alicia L Carriquiry, William R Harlan, Dale Hattis, Janet C King, Daniel Krewski, Deborah L O'Connor, Ross L Prentice, Joseph V Rodricks, George A Wells
Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs) are used in Canada and the United States in planning and assessing diets of apparently healthy individuals and population groups. The approaches used to establish DRIs on the basis of classical nutrient deficiencies and/or toxicities have worked well. However, it has proved to be more challenging to base DRI values on chronic disease endpoints; deviations from the traditional framework were often required, and in some cases, DRI values were not established for intakes that affected chronic disease outcomes despite evidence that supported a relation...
December 7, 2016: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923382/ectopic-third-molars-in-the-sigmoid-notch-etiology-diagnostic-imaging-and-treatment-options
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Marcel Hanisch, Leopold F Fröhlich, Johannes Kleinheinz
BACKGROUND: The etiology of ectopic third molars located in the sigmoid notch of the mandible is unclear. Only a few cases have been reported. The aim of this article is to discuss the etiology as well as treatment options and diagnostic imaging techniques. METHODS: A PubMed and Medline search of the literature from 1965 to 2015 to ectopic third molars in the mandibular notch was performed. Furthermore, a clinical case provided by the authors is reported. RESULTS: Among the eight reviewed cases, two male and six female patients were affected that ranged from 25 to 62 years of age (mean 48...
December 6, 2016: Head & Face Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923011/feasibility-and-acceptability-of-health-communication-interventions-within-a-combination-intervention-strategy-for-improving-linkage-and-retention-in-hiv-care-in-mozambique
#12
Roberta Sutton, Maria Lahuerta, Fatima Abacassamo, Laurence Ahoua, Maria Tomo, Matthew R Lamb, Batya Elul
BACKGROUND: Challenges to ensuring timely linkage to and retention in HIV care are well documented. Combination intervention strategies can be effective in improving the HIV care continuum. Data on feasibility and acceptability of intervention types within intervention packages are limited. METHODS: The Engage4Health study assessed the effectiveness of a combination intervention strategy to increase linkage and retention among adults newly diagnosed with HIV in Mozambique...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922956/the-complicated-facial-war-injury-pitfalls-and-mismanagement
#13
Ghassan S Abu-Sittah, Joe Baroud, Christopher Hakim, Cynthia Wakil
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this paper is to share the authors' experience in the management of complicated facial war injuries using free tissue transfer. A discussion on the most commonly encountered pitfalls in management during the acute and complicated settings is presented in an effort to raise insight on facial war wound complications. METHODOLOGY: Two patients of complicated facial war injuries are presented to exemplify the pitfalls in acute and chronic management of the mandibular region in the first patient and the orbito-maxillary region in the second...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922856/health-profiles-and-associated-service-use-among-adults-with-hiv-and-intellectual-and-developmental-disabilities
#14
Yona Lunsky, Anna Durbin, Hilary K Brown, Symron Bansal, Marina Heifetz, Tony Antoniou
OBJECTIVE (S): Due to the commonly held notion that individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) have low risk of HIV acquisition, we compared the prevalence of HIV infection among people with and without IDD. We also examined health status and health service use among the HIV-infected group. DESIGN: Population-based cohort study using linked administrative health and social services databases. METHODS: We compared HIV prevalence between Ontario adults with IDD (n=64,008) and a 20% random sample of Ontario adults without IDD...
December 5, 2016: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922797/potential-obstacles-in-the-acquisition-of-oral-anticancer-medications
#15
Jennifer L Niccolai, Danielle L Roman, Justin M Julius, Rachelle W Nadour
PURPOSE: To determine the amount of time elapsed between prescriber order and patient receiving oral anticancer medication. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Adult patients with a diagnosis of cancer were prospectively identified in three outpatient oncology clinics when oral anticancer agents were prescribed during a 4-month observation period. For each patient, time to obtain medication was analyzed by the following time points: date of prescription, date of submission to insurance, date prior authorization was obtained, date financial assistance was received, date prescription was processed by pharmacy, and date patient received medication...
December 6, 2016: Journal of Oncology Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922142/prevalence-and-risk-factors-of-caregiver-dependence-among-older-adults-in-a-southeast-asian-population
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Louisa Picco, Edimansyah Abdin, Janhavi A Vaingankar, Shirlene Pang, Saleha Shafie, Rajeswari Sambasivam, Siow Ann Chong, Mythily Subramaniam
INTRODUCTION: Currently very little is known about the prevalence or magnitude of caregiver dependence in Singapore and thus, there is a need to fill this gap in this multiethnic ageing population. This study aims to determine the prevalence and risk factors of caregiver dependence among older adults in Singapore. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data were used from the Well-being of the Singapore Elderly (WiSE) study, a nationally representative, cross-sectional survey among Singapore residents aged 60 years and above...
November 2016: Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921274/evaluating-determinants-of-rural-villagers-engagement-in-conservation-and-waste-management-behaviors-based-on-integrated-conceptual-framework-of-pro-environmental-behavior
#17
Piyapong Janmaimool, Chaweewan Denpaiboon
This study aims to evaluate determinants of villagers' engagement in pro-environmental behavior (PEB), including ecological conservation behavior (ECB) and waste management behavior (WMB). An integrated exploratory model representing the proposed relationship between villagers' engagement in ECB/WMB and their determinants was created based on the integration of the theory of planned behavior (TPB), the Stern's value belief norm (VBN) theory, environmental education and psychosocial characteristic perspectives...
December 2016: Life Sciences, Society and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919760/proton-therapy-present-and-future
#18
REVIEW
Radhe Mohan, David Grosshans
In principle, proton therapy offers a substantial clinical advantage over the conventional photon therapy. This is because of the unique depth-dose characteristics of protons, which can be exploited to achieve significant reductions in normal tissue doses proximal and distal to the target volume. These may, in turn, allow escalation of tumor doses, greater sparing of normal tissues, thus potentially improving local control and survival while at the same time reducing toxicity and improving quality of life. Protons, accelerated to therapeutic energies ranging from 70 to 250MeV, typically with a cyclotron or a synchrotron, are transported to the treatment room where they enter the treatment head mounted on a rotating gantry...
December 2, 2016: Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919385/usability-problems-do-not-heal-by-themselves-national-survey-on-physicians-experiences-with-ehrs-in-finland
#19
Johanna Kaipio, Tinja Lääveri, Hannele Hyppönen, Suvi Vainiomäki, Jarmo Reponen, Andre Kushniruk, Elizabeth Borycki, Jukka Vänskä
PURPOSE: Survey studies of health information systems use tend to focus on availability of functionalities, adoption and intensity of use. Usability surveys have not been systematically conducted by any healthcare professional groups on a national scale on a repeated basis. This paper presents results from two cross-sectional surveys of physicians' experiences with the usability of currently used EHR systems in Finland. The research questions were: To what extent has the overall situation improved between 2010 and 2014? What differences are there between healthcare sectors? METHODS: In the spring of 2014, a survey was conducted in Finland using a questionnaire that measures usability and respondents' user experiences with electronic health record (EHR) systems...
January 2017: International Journal of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919281/incidence-causes-and-consequences-of-preventable-adverse-drug-events-protocol-for-an-overview-of-reviews
#20
Brian Hutton, Salmaan Kanji, Erika McDonald, Fatemeh Yazdi, Dianna Wolfe, Kednapa Thavorn, Sally Pepper, Laurie Chapman, Becky Skidmore, David Moher
BACKGROUND: Medication errors represent a noteworthy source of harm to patients. In recent years, several systematic reviews have assessed the frequency and causes of these events, as well as other factors such as commonly associated drugs, their incidence in different specialties, and their consequences to patients. Despite this past literature, there remains a need to study discrepancies between these reviews and establish the current state of the evidence. The planned review will bring together, compare, and contract existing evidence related to the occurrence of medication errors in acute and continuing/long-term care settings...
December 5, 2016: Systematic Reviews
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