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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422448/the-benefits-of-clinical-facilitators-on-improving-stroke-care-in-acute-hospitals-a-new-program-for-australia
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Tara Purvis, Karen Moss, Linda Francis, Karen Borschmann, Monique F Kilkenny, Sonia Denisenko, Christopher F Bladin, Dominique A Cadilhac
BACKGROUND: Care gaps for stroke lead to preventable disability and deaths. The Victorian State Government implemented a program of employing clinical Facilitators on a fixed-term basis for up to three years (2008-2011) in eight hospitals to improve stroke care. The Facilitators were to establish stroke units where absent, implement evidence-based management protocols and provide staff education within an agreed work plan. The aim of this study was to determine if the Facilitator role was associated with improved stroke care, and to describe factors supporting or mitigating enhancements to care...
April 19, 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415979/behavioral-activation-for-smoking-cessation-and-mood-management-following-a-cardiac-event-results-of-a-pilot-randomized-controlled-trial
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Andrew M Busch, Erin M Tooley, Shira Dunsiger, Elizabeth A Chattillion, John Fani Srour, Sherry L Pagoto, Christopher W Kahler, Belinda Borrelli
BACKGROUND: Smoking cessation following hospitalization for Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) significantly reduces subsequent mortality. Depressed mood is a major barrier to cessation post-ACS. Although existing counseling treatments address smoking and depression independently in ACS patients, no integrated treatment addresses both. We developed an integrated treatment combining gold standard cessation counseling with behavioral activation-based mood management; Behavioral Activation Treatment for Cardiac Smokers (BAT-CS)...
April 17, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410820/-optimizing-post-operative-pain-management-in-latin-america
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João Batista Santos Garcia, Patricia Bonilla, Durval Campos Kraychette, Fernando Cantú Flores, Elizabeth Diaz Perez de Valtolina, Carlos Guerrero
Post-operative pain management is a significant problem in clinical practice in Latin America. Insufficient or inappropriate pain management is in large part due to insufficient knowledge, attitudes and education, and poor communications at various levels. In addition, the lack of awareness of the availability and importance of clear policies and guidelines for recording pain intensity, the use of specific analgesics and the proper approach to patient education have led to the consistent under-treatment of pain management in the region...
April 11, 2017: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410366/brief-educational-interventions-to-improve-performance-on-novel-quality-metrics-in-ambulatory-settings-in-kenya-a-multi-site-pre-post-effectiveness-trial
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Robert Ryan Korom, Stephanie Onguka, Peter Halestrap, Maureen McAlhaney, Mary Adam
BACKGROUND: The quality of primary care delivered in resource-limited settings is low. While some progress has been made using educational interventions, it is not yet clear how to sustainably improve care for common acute illnesses in the outpatient setting. Management of urinary tract infection is particularly important in resource-limited settings, where it is commonly diagnosed and associated with high levels of antimicrobial resistance. We describe an educational programme targeting non-physician health care providers and its effects on various clinical quality metrics for urinary tract infection...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405034/a-multicentre-survey-of-the-current-acute-post-operative-pain-management-practices-in-tertiary-care-teaching-hospitals-in-maharashtra
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Samina Khaliloddin Khatib, Syed Shamim Razvi, Sadhana Sudhir Kulkarni, Swapnil Parab
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Undertreated pain can have negative consequences on patients' health as well as the health-care system. The present study was aimed at identifying the current trends in post-operative pain management and availability of acute pain services (APS). In addition, it is also an attempt to assess the availability of analgesia for non-surgical cases, and the attitudes, beliefs, and perceptions of clinicians regarding acute pain management in the tertiary hospitals in the state of Maharashtra (India)...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393062/the-likelihood-of-preventing-respiratory-exacerbations-in-children-and-adolescents-with-either-chronic-suppurative-lung-disease-or-bronchiectasis
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REVIEW
Kerry-Ann F O'Grady, Keith Grimwood
Chronic suppurative lung disease (CSLD) and bronchiectasis in children and adolescents are important causes of respiratory morbidity and reduced quality of life (QoL), also leading to subsequent premature death during adulthood. Acute respiratory exacerbations in pediatric CSLD and bronchiectasis are important markers of disease control clinically, given that they impact upon QoL and increase health-care-associated costs and can adversely affect future lung functioning. Preventing exacerbations in this population is, therefore, likely to have significant individual, familial, societal, and health-sector benefits...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392178/acupuncture-for-the-prevention-of-tension-type-headache-2016
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Arya Nielsen
Linde K, Allais G, Brinkhaus B, et al. Acupuncture for the prevention of tension-type headache.Cochrane Database Syst Rev2016, Issue 48. Art No.: CD007587. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD007587.pub2. BACKGROUND: Acupuncture is often used for prevention of tension-type headache but its effectiveness is still controversial. This is an update of our Cochrane review originally published in Issue 1, 2009 of The Cochrane Library. OBJECTIVES: To investigate whether acupuncture is (a) more effective than no prophylactic treatment/routine care only; (b) more effective than "sham" (placebo) acupuncture; and (c) as effective as other interventions in reducing headache frequency in adults with episodic or chronic tension-type headache...
March 6, 2017: Explore: the Journal of Science and Healing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386399/development-of-research-priorities-in-paediatric-pain-and-palliative-care
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Christina Liossi, Anna-Karenia Anderson, Richard F Howard
Priority setting for healthcare research is as important as conducting the research itself because rigorous and systematic processes of priority setting can make an important contribution to the quality of research. This project aimed to prioritise clinical therapeutic uncertainties in paediatric pain and palliative care in order to encourage and inform the future research agenda and raise the profile of paediatric pain and palliative care in the United Kingdom. Clinical therapeutic uncertainties were identified and transformed into patient, intervention, comparison and outcome (PICO) format and prioritised using a modified Nominal Group Technique...
February 2017: British Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384164/relationship-between-functional-disability-and-costs-one-and-two-years-post-stroke
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Ingrid Lekander, Carl Willers, Mia von Euler, Mikael Lilja, Katharina S Sunnerhagen, Hélène Pessah-Rasmussen, Fredrik Borgström
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Stroke affects mortality, functional ability, quality of life and incurs costs. The primary objective of this study was to estimate the costs of stroke care in Sweden by level of disability and stroke type (ischemic (IS) or hemorrhagic stroke (ICH)). METHOD: Resource use during first and second year following a stroke was estimated based on a research database containing linked data from several registries. Costs were estimated for the acute and post-acute management of stroke, including direct (health care consumption and municipal services) and indirect (productivity losses) costs...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374096/the-intensive-care-medicine-research-agenda-in-nutrition-and-metabolism
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REVIEW
Yaseen M Arabi, Michael P Casaer, Marianne Chapman, Daren K Heyland, Carole Ichai, Paul E Marik, Robert G Martindale, Stephen A McClave, Jean-Charles Preiser, Jean Reignier, Todd W Rice, Greet Van den Berghe, Arthur R H van Zanten, Peter J M Weijs
PURPOSE: The objectives of this review are to summarize the current practices and major recent advances in critical care nutrition and metabolism, review common beliefs that have been contradicted by recent trials, highlight key remaining areas of uncertainty, and suggest recommendations for the top 10 studies/trials to be done in the next 10 years. METHODS: Recent literature was reviewed and developments and knowledge gaps were summarized. The panel identified candidate topics for future trials in critical care nutrition and metabolism...
April 3, 2017: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369024/a-statewide-survey-report-of-roles-and-responsibilities-in-current-utah-care-management-processes
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Brenda Luther, Marc-Aurel Martial, Joyce Barra
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: Measure current roles and responsibilities of care managers in the state of Utah. PRIMARY PRACTICE SETTING: All settings of health care including inpatient, outpatient, community, payer, post-acute, and transitional care settings. METHODS AND SAMPLE: A quantitative descriptive survey design was used to assess and describe current care management roles and responsibilities of 191 care managers within the state of Utah...
May 2017: Professional Case Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366682/indications-for-lung-resection-surgery-and-lung-transplant-in-south-american-children-with-cystic-fibrosis
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REVIEW
Fabíola Villac Adde, Sílvia Vidal Campos, Ricardo Henrique de Oliveira Braga Teixeira, Joaquim Carlos Rodrigues
The current available literature evaluating lung resection surgery and lung transplantation in children with cystic fibrosis (CF) was reviewed through a PubMed search and references from selected studies were additionally included. Pulmonary resections, i.e. lobectomy, segmentectomy, and pneumonectomy, are seldom performed in CF. The main indications, in patients with a forced expiratory volume in 1second (FEV1) that is greater than 30% predicted, are localized bronchiectasis/atelectasis, severe hemoptysis, and bronchopleural fistula refractory to medical management...
February 16, 2017: Paediatric Respiratory Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363326/can-a-complex-online-intervention-improve-cancer-nurses-pain-screening-and-assessment-practices-results-from-a-multicenter-pre-post-test-pilot-study
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Jane L Phillips, Nicole Heneka, Louise Hickman, Lawrence Lam, Tim Shaw
Unrelieved cancer pain has an adverse impact on quality of life. While routine screening and assessment forms the basis of effective cancer pain management, it is often poorly done, thus contributing to the burden of unrelieved cancer pain. The aim of this study was to test the impact of an online, complex, evidence-based educational intervention on cancer nurses' pain assessment capabilities and adherence to cancer pain screening and assessment guidelines. Specialist inpatient cancer nurses in five Australian acute care settings participated in an intervention combining an online spaced learning cancer pain assessment module with audit and feedback of pain assessment practices...
April 2017: Pain Management Nursing: Official Journal of the American Society of Pain Management Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347628/factors-affecting-pain-assessment-scores-in-patients-on-mechanical-ventilation
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Yumi Ito, Koji Teruya, Hiroshi Kubota, Tomoko Yorozu, Emiko Nakajima
OBJECTIVE: To determine how respiratory status and other aspects of the patients' condition affect pain assessments. METHODS:  Pain was assessed in 20 patients aged ≥20 years who underwent cardiovascular surgery, and required postoperative mechanical ventilation in an intensive care unit using the Behavioral Pain Scale (BPS). A BPS score of ≥6 (pain) versus <6 (no pain) was the dependent variable for determining the effect on pain. RESULTS:  Multiple logistic regression analysis showed that in 99 observations made at rest, pre- and post-turning and pre- and post-tracheal suctioning, the BPS score was significantly affected by gender, the Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation (APACHE) II score, Richmond Agitation-Sedation Scale score, PaCO2, and HCO3(-)...
March 24, 2017: Intensive & Critical Care Nursing: the Official Journal of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345373/infarct-topography-and-functional-outcomes
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Mark R Etherton, Natalia S Rost, Ona Wu
Acute ischemic stroke represents a major cause of long-term adult disability. Accurate prognostication of post-stroke functional outcomes is invaluable in guiding patient care, targeting early rehabilitation efforts, selecting patients for clinical research, and conveying realistic expectations to families. The involvement of specific brain regions by acute ischemia can alter post-stroke recovery potential. Understanding the influences of infarct topography on neurologic outcomes holds significant promise in prognosis of functional recovery...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325097/regaining-water-swallowing-function-in-the-rehabilitation-of-critically-ill-patients-with-intensive-care-unit-acquired-muscle-weakness
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Simone Thomas, Wolfgang Sauter, Ulrike Starrost, Marcus Pohl, Jan Mehrholz
PURPOSE: Treatment in intensive care units (ICUs) often results in swallowing dysfunction. Recent longitudinal studies have described the recovery of critically ill people, but we are not aware of studies of the recovery of swallowing function in patients with ICU-acquired muscle weakness. This paper aims to describe the time course of regaining water swallowing function in patients with ICU-acquired weakness in the post-acute phase and to describe the risks of regaining water swallowing function and the risk factors involved...
March 21, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321326/first-canadian-case-report-of-kidney-transplantation-from-an-hiv-positive-donor-to-an-hiv-positive-recipient
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Georges Ambaraghassi, Héloïse Cardinal, Daniel Corsilli, Claude Fortin, Marie-Chantal Fortin, Valérie Martel-Laferrière, Jacques Malaise, Michel R Pâquet, Danielle Rouleau
RATIONALE: Kidney transplantation has become standard of care for carefully selected patients living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in the highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) era. American and European prospective cohort studies have reported similar patient and graft survival compared with HIV-negative kidney transplant recipients. Despite an increased rate of acute rejection, partially due to drug interactions, HIV immunovirologic parameter generally remains under control during immunosuppression...
2017: Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304205/stenting-of-the-cervical-internal-carotid-artery-in-acute-stroke-management-the-karolinska-experience
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Anastasios Mpotsaris, Christoph Kabbasch, Jan Borggrefe, Vamsi Gontu, Michael Soderman
Background Emergency stent placement in the extracranial internal carotid artery in combination with anterior circulation thrombectomy is a routine procedure. Yet, precise indications and clinical safety in this setting remains controversial. Present data for mechanical thrombectomy include few studies with acute stenting of tandem occlusions. We evaluated the feasibility, safety and clinical outcome of this endovascular treatment in a retrospective analysis of all consecutive cases at a comprehensive stroke centre...
April 2017: Interventional Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293378/hepatorenal-syndrome-update-on-diagnosis-and-therapy
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EDITORIAL
Juan G Acevedo, Matthew E Cramp
Hepatorenal syndrome (HRS) is a manifestation of extreme circulatory dysfunction and entails high morbidity and mortality. A new definition has been recently recommended by the International Club of Ascites, according to which HRS diagnosis relies in serum creatinine changes instead that on a fixed high value. Moreover, new data on urinary biomarkers has been recently published. In this sense, the use of urinary neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin seems useful to identify patients with acute tubular necrosis and should be employed in the diagnostic algorithm...
February 28, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292629/the-5-clinical-pillars-of-value-for-total-joint-arthroplasty-in-a-bundled-payment-paradigm
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Kelvin Kim, Richard Iorio
BACKGROUND: Our large, urban, tertiary, university-based institution reflects on its 4-year experience with Bundled Payments for Care Improvement. We will describe the importance of 5 clinical pillars that have contributed to the early success of our bundled payment initiative. We are convinced that value-based care delivered through bundled payment initiatives is the best method to optimize patient outcomes while rewarding surgeons and hospitals for adapting to the evolving healthcare reforms...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
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