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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922625/living-and-dying-with-advanced-dementia-a-prospective-cohort-study-of-symptoms-service-use-and-care-at-the-end-of-life
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Elizabeth L Sampson, Bridget Candy, Sarah Davis, Anna Buylova Gola, Jane Harrington, Michael King, Nuriye Kupeli, Gerry Leavey, Kirsten Moore, Irwin Nazareth, Rumana Z Omar, Victoria Vickerstaff, Louise Jones
BACKGROUND: Increasing number of people are dying with advanced dementia. Comfort and quality of life are key goals of care. AIMS: To describe (1) physical and psychological symptoms, (2) health and social care service utilisation and (3) care at end of life in people with advanced dementia. DESIGN: 9-month prospective cohort study. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: Greater London, England, people with advanced dementia (Functional Assessment Staging Scale 6e and above) from 14 nursing homes or their own homes...
August 1, 2017: Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922452/impact-of-an-educational-intervention-for-district-nurses-about-preparedness-to-encounter-women-exposed-to-intimate-partner-violence
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Eva Sundborg, Lena Törnkvist, Per Wändell, Nouha Saleh-Stattin
AIM: To evaluate the impact of an educational intervention on the preparedness of district nurses at primary healthcare centres to encounter women exposed to intimate partner violence. METHODOLOGICAL DESIGN: An observational quasi-experimental study. Participants were divided into an intervention group (n = 117) and a control group (n = 204), both from the eastern part of Sweden. A group of nurses from across Sweden (the 'national group,' n = 217) was also recruited...
September 18, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922327/releasable-single-suture-for-primary-pterygium-excision-with-a-conjunctival-autograft
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Gautam Singh Parmar, Sachin Arya, Ashok Kumar Meena, Bhushan Ghodke, Elesh Jain, Budhendra Jain
PURPOSE: To evaluate the efficacy of a releasable single suture for pterygium excision with a conjunctival autograft (CAG). METHODS: Retrospective case series at a tertiary eye care center in central India was conducted. Medical records of 150 patients, who underwent primary pterygium excision with a CAG secured by a single releasable 10-0 nylon suture in the last year were reviewed. The surgical duration was noted. The suture was released on the first postoperative day under topical anesthesia...
September 15, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922271/the-impact-of-telemedicine-on-pediatric-critical-care-triage
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Jillian B Harvey, Brooke E Yeager, Christina Cramer, David Wheeler, S David McSwain
OBJECTIVE: To examine the relationship between pediatric critical care telemedicine consultation to rural emergency departments and triage decisions. We compare the triage location and provider rating of the accuracy of remote assessment for a cohort of patients who receive critical care telemedicine consultations and a similar group of patients receiving telephone consultations. DESIGN: Retrospective evaluation of consultations occurring between April 2012 and March 2016...
September 15, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921607/in-labor-or-in-limbo-the-experiences-of-women-undergoing-induction-of-labor-in-hospital-findings-of-a-qualitative-study
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Annabel Jay, Hilary Thomas, Fiona Brooks
BACKGROUND: Induction of labor currently accounts for around 25% of all births in high-resource countries, yet despite much research into medical aspects, little is known about how women experience this process. This study aimed to explore in depth the induction experience of primiparous women. METHODS: A qualitative study was undertaken, using a sample of 21 first-time mothers from a maternity unit in the south of England. Semi-structured interviews were conducted in women's homes between 3 and 6 weeks postnatally...
September 17, 2017: Birth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919522/the-incidence-of-ischemic-colitis-after-repair-of-ruptured-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms-is-decreasing-in-the-endovascular-era
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S K Desikan, N Singh, S R Steele, N Tran, E Quiroga, P Danaher, B T Garland, B W Starnes
OBJECTIVE: Ischemic colitis (IC) is a well-described complication of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms (rAAA). The purpose of this study was to compare the incidence of IC in patients with rAAA undergoing open (OR) vs. endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) at a single institution. In addition, we analyzed the incidence of ischemic colitis pre- and post- implementation of a formal rupture AAA protocol (rEVAR protocol). METHODS: A retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data on all patients presenting with rAAA to our institution between Jan 2002 and Oct 2013 was performed...
September 14, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916898/a-strengths-based-case-management-intervention-to-reduce-hiv-viral-load-among-people-who-use-drugs
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Alex H Kral, Barrot H Lambdin, Megan Comfort, Christina Powers, Helen Cheng, Andrea M Lopez, Robert O Murdoch, Torsten B Neilands, Jennifer Lorvick
Engaging highly marginalized HIV positive people in sustained medical care is vital for optimized health and prevention efforts. Prior studies have found that strengths-based case management helps link people who use drugs to HIV care. We conducted a pilot to assess whether a strengths-based case management intervention may help people who use injection drugs (PWID) or smoke crack cocaine (PWSC) achieve undetectable HIV viral load. PWID and PWSC were recruited in Oakland, California using targeted sampling methods and referral from jails and were tested for HIV...
September 15, 2017: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915133/complications-and-unplanned-admissions-in-nonoperating-room-procedures
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Kate Leslie, Benjamin Kave
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this article is to review complications and unplanned hospital admissions in patients presenting for ambulatory procedures requiring anesthesia care in the gastrointestinal endoscopy, bronchoscopy, and radiology suites. RECENT FINDINGS: The range of ambulatory diagnostic and therapeutic procedures being undertaken in the gastrointestinal endoscopy, bronchoscopy, and radiology suites is expanding rapidly. Recent observational studies in gastrointestinal endoscopy confirm low incidences of complications and unplanned admissions...
September 14, 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914121/evidence-based-recommendations-to-improve-reproductive-healthcare-for-incarcerated-women
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Andrea Knittel, Angeline Ti, Sarah Schear, Megan Comfort
Purpose The purpose of this paper is to describe standards for evidence-based reproductive healthcare for incarcerated women. Design/methodology/approach The literature on reproductive healthcare in the US criminal justice system and recommendations from professional organizations were reviewed and critical areas of concern were identified. Within these areas, studies and expert opinion were synthesized and policy recommendations were formulated through an iterative process of group discussion and document revision...
September 11, 2017: International Journal of Prisoner Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905362/transcutaneous-electrical-nerve-stimulation-tens-for-neuropathic-pain-in-adults
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REVIEW
William Gibson, Benedict M Wand, Neil E O'Connell
BACKGROUND: Neuropathic pain, which is due to nerve disease or damage, represents a significant burden on people and society. It can be particularly unpleasant and achieving adequate symptom control can be difficult. Non-pharmacological methods of treatment are often employed by people with neuropathic pain and may include transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS). This review supersedes one Cochrane Review 'Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) for chronic pain' (Nnoaham 2014) and one withdrawn protocol 'Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) for neuropathic pain in adults' (Claydon 2014)...
September 14, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904810/nasal-high-flow-treatment-in-preterm-infants
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REVIEW
Calum T Roberts, Kate A Hodgson
Nasal High Flow (HF) is a mode of 'non-invasive' respiratory support for preterm infants, with several potential modes of action, including generation of distending airway pressure, washout of the nasopharyngeal dead space, reduction of work of breathing, and heating and humidification of inspired gas. HF has several potential advantages over continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), the most commonly applied form of non-invasive support, such as reduced nasal trauma, ease of use, and infant comfort, which has led to its rapid adoption into neonatal care...
2017: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904011/continuation-of-non-essential-medications-in-actively-dying-hospitalised-patients
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Beverly Rosa Williams, F Amos Bailey, Elizabeth Kvale, Neal Steil, Patricia S Goode, Richard E Kennedy, Kathryn L Burgio
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this analysis was to examine the use of 11 non-essential medications in actively dying patients. METHODS: This was a planned secondary analysis of data from the Best Practices for End-of-Life Care for Our Nation's Veterans trial, a multicentre implementation trial of an intervention to improve processes of end-of-life care in inpatient settings. Supported with an electronic comfort care decision support tool, intervention included training hospital staff to identify actively dying patients, communicate the prognosis to patients/families and implement best practices of traditionally home-based hospice care...
September 13, 2017: BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902802/audiological-outcomes-and-map-characteristics-in-children-with-perimodiolar-and-slim-straight-array-cochlear-implants-in-opposite-ears
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Lisa R Park, Holly F B Teagle, Kevin D Brown, Erika B Gagnon, Jennifer S Woodard, Craig A Buchman
OBJECTIVE: To identify differences in outcomes and map characteristics in pediatric bilateral cochlear implants with modiolar conforming and lateral wall arrays in opposite ears. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case series. SETTING: Tertiary care pediatric referral center. PATIENTS: Fourteen children who received a perimodiolar array in one ear and a slim straight array in the opposite ear in sequential surgeries. INTERVENTIONS: None...
October 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894706/the-effectiveness-of-electrical-acupuncture-stimulation-in-reducing-levels-of-self-reported-anxiety-of-lung-cancer-patients-during-palliative-care-a-pilot-study
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Yin-Qing Hu, Yi-Fan Wu, Li-Li Hou
BACKGROUND: Lung cancer is a serious threat to human health and life worldwide. Anxiety is common amongst palliative care patients with lung cancer and adversely affects quality of life. Acupuncture is an effective and safe treatment method used for the treatment of depressive mood status. We aimed to assess the influence of electrical acupuncture stimulation on self-reported anxiety in palliative care among patients with lung cancer. METHODS: This pilot study had an experimental, 3-group, research plan...
August 2017: Iranian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892175/-almost-forgetting-to-care-an-unanticipated-source-of-empathy-loss-in-clerkship
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Cheryl L Holmes, Harry Miller, Glenn Regehr
CONTEXT: The erosion of empathy in medical students is well documented. Both the hidden curriculum associated with poor role modelling and a sense of burnout have been proposed as key factors, but the precise mechanisms by which this loss of empathy occurs have not been elaborated. OBJECTIVES: In the context of a course designed to help students manage the hidden curriculum, we collected data that raised questions about current conceptualisations of the aspects of medical training that lead to loss of empathy...
July 2017: Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891750/acceptability-and-preliminary-efficacy-of-a-lesbian-gay-bisexual-and-transgender-affirmative-mental-health-practice-training-in-a-highly-stigmatizing-national-context
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Corina Lelutiu-Weinberger, John E Pachankis
PURPOSE: Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals in Romania encounter pervasive stigma and discrimination and there is a high need for LGBT-competent mental health professionals (MHPs). We tested the impact of a pilot LGBT-affirmative training for MHPs in Romania on these professionals' LGBT-relevant attitudes, knowledge, and perception of clinical skills. METHODS: We conducted a 2-day training for MHPs in Bucharest. Fifty-four attended and 33 provided training evaluation data at baseline and follow-up...
September 11, 2017: LGBT Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889059/implicit-and-explicit-internalized-stigma-relationship-with-risky-behaviors-psychosocial-functioning-and-healthcare-access-among-people-who-inject-drugs
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Courtney von Hippel, Loren Brener, Robyn Horwitz
INTRODUCTION: People who inject drugs (PWID) are stigmatized by society. Over time people may begin to internalize the stigma about their group. This research examines how implicit and explicit internalized stigma among PWID relates to health care and treatment access, psychosocial functioning, and engagement in risky behaviors. METHODS: PWID were recruited from a needle and syringe program (NSP) located in Sydney, Australia. Participants completed a survey examining explicit and implicit internalized stigma, risky behaviors (e...
September 1, 2017: Addictive Behaviors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888420/transition-to-residency-the-successful-development-and-implementation-of-a-nonclinical-elective-in-perioperative-management
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Heather McDonald, Nada Gawad, Isabelle Raîche, Fraser D Rubens
OBJECTIVE: Few medical school programs in Canada address challenges related to the significant increase in responsibility for patient care between medical school and residency. This is particularly important in surgery and anesthesia due to the high-acuity care required during the perioperative period. The purpose of this study was to develop and assess a program that would help students transition to surgical and anesthesia residencies, in terms of knowledge acquisition, clinical decision-making skills, and subjective preparedness...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887267/patterns-and-outcomes-of-care-in-children-with-advanced-heart-disease-receiving-palliative-care-consultation
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Katherine L Marcus, Emily M Balkin, Hasan Al-Sayegh, Elyssa Guslits, Elizabeth D Blume, Clement Ma, Joanne Wolfe
CONTEXT: While access to subspecialty pediatric palliative care (PPC) is increasing, little is known about the role of PPC for children with advanced heart disease (AHD). OBJECTIVES: To examine features of subspecialty PPC involvement for children with AHD. METHODS: Retrospective single-institution medical record review of patients with a primary diagnosis of AHD for whom the PPC team was initially consulted between 2011 and 2016. RESULTS: Among 201 patients, 87% had congenital/structural heart disease, the remainder having acquired/non-structural heart disease...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885945/effect-of-novel-continuing-medical-education-curriculum-on-attitudes-and-understanding-of-primary-care-medicine-for-the-naval-surface-provider
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Joseph LaGrew, Cameron Hightower, Terrie Vasilopoulos
INTRODUCTION: Naval Surface Forces provide care in austere environments with unique facility, personnel, and material limitations that can put the patient at risk without proper consideration of these circumstances. Tailored shipboard education currently exists but is greatly dependent on the time, preferences, expertise, and ability of a single teaching officer, allowing for significant variability in the level of training. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred and twenty-two individuals were trained in 19 topics presented over 12 months through the Naval Surface Forces Pacific Command Medical Readiness Division to all surface providers on Naval Base San Diego...
September 2017: Military Medicine
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