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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645493/sprayable-carbopol-hydrogel-with-soluble-beta-1-3-1-6-glucan-as-an-active-ingredient-for-wound-healing-development-and-in-vivo-evaluation
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Jostein Grip, Rolf Einar Engstad, Ingrid Skjæveland, Nataša Škalko-Basnet, Ann Mari Holsæter
Chronic wounds represent a significant health problem worldwide. There is a need for advanced- and cost-efficient wound healing products able to increase patient comfort and reduce the healing time. The aim of this study was to develop a sprayable hydrogel dressing with beta-glucan (βG) as the active ingredient, targeting future application in the treatment of both chronic and burn wounds. The βG was chosen as an active ingredient because of its promising wound healing capabilities, whereas Carbopol 971P NF (Carbopol) was chosen as the thickening agent in the formulation due to several attractive characteristics such as its low viscosity, low toxicity, high transparency and good ion tolerance...
June 20, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643363/oral-cancer-screening-practices-of-canadian-dental-hygienists
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A K Clarke, N Kobagi, M N Yoon
PURPOSE: This study investigates whether dental hygienists are routinely conducting oral cancer screenings (OCSs) as per their professional capability and responsibility. Factors that may mediate provision of OCSs, and ability to discuss sensitive topics with patients, are also examined. METHODS: A pretested online questionnaire was sent via national and provincial regulatory bodies to target practicing registered dental hygienists across Canada. Analysis was conducted using statistical software...
June 23, 2017: International Journal of Dental Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643286/identifying-primary-care-physicians-continuing-education-needs-by-examining-clinical-practices-attitudes-and-barriers-to-screening-across-multiple-cancers
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Brenna Lynn, Alexandra Hatry, Chloe Burnett, Lisa Kan, Tunde Olatunbosun, Bob Bluman
Population-based cancer screening for cervical, breast, and colorectal cancers improves patient outcomes, yet screening rates remain low for some cancers. Despite studies investigating physician perceptions and practices for screening, many have focused on individual cancers and lack primary care physicians' (PCPs) realities around screening for multiple cancers. We surveyed 887 PCPs in British Columbia (BC) to examine practices, beliefs, barriers, and learning needs towards cancer screening across breast, cervical, colorectal, prostate, as well as hereditary predisposition to cancer...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Cancer Education: the Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640723/intravitreal-injections-service-a-patient-experience-evaluation
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Hani Hasan, Sarah Flockhart, Waseem Qureshi, Selina Khan, Shahina Ahmed, Nimish Shah
INTRODUCTION: This survey has been conducted following the introduction of nurse-led intravitreal injections clinics at the Great Western Hospital. A team of 5 nurses regularly carry out an average of 90 injections per week. METHODS: A series of 169 consecutive injection patients have been offered the study questionnaire between 28 January 2016 and 28 February 2016; patients with no previous experience with a nurse injector were excluded. RESULTS: 76...
June 22, 2017: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639225/the-development-and-implementation-of-a-patient-continuity-conference-in-a-psychiatry-residency-program
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Claire Garber, Marianne Bernadino, Joshua Tomaskek, Katharine J Nelson
OBJECTIVE: A resident-led patient continuity case conference was initiated with the goals of improving communication among providers and increasing cohesion among residents. METHODS: A monthly case conference focusing on patient continuity of care was held over the course of the academic year. Residents were surveyed for feedback about the role of the conference in both improving their competency in navigating transitions of care and building cohesion among residents...
June 21, 2017: Academic Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639158/development-of-a-survivorship-needs-assessment-planning-tool-for-head-and-neck-cancer-survivors-and-their-caregivers-a-preliminary-study
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K R Sterba, J Zapka, N LaPelle, T K Garris, A Buchanan, M Scallion, T Day
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to characterize primary end-of-treatment challenges in head and neck cancer (HNC) to drive the development of a survivorship needs assessment planning (SNAP) tool and evaluate its acceptability and feasibility. METHODS: Using qualitative methods (focus groups, interviews), we identified physical, emotional, and social post-treatment challenges from the perspectives of survivors (N = 17), caregivers (N = 14), and healthcare providers (N = 14) and pretested the SNAP tool...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Cancer Survivorship: Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637613/the-inseparability-of-emotional-and-instrumental-care-in-cancer-towards-a-more-powerful-science-of-clinical-communication
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Peter Salmon, Bridget Young
OBJECTIVE: Clinical communication literature currently distinguishes clinicians' emotional care of patients from instrumental aspects of clinical care, and regards clinicians' explicit emotional engagement with patients as the key to emotional care. Here we critically appraise this view. METHODS: We draw on empirical evidence and recent reviews and critiques focusing on cancer care. RESULTS: Patients and families do not generally seek explicit emotional engagement from their practitioners; nor does such engagement consistently improve patient outcomes...
May 30, 2017: Patient Education and Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634768/futile-treatment-a-review
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Lenko Šarić, Ivana Prkić, Marko Jukić
The main goal of intensive care medicine is helping patients survive acute threats to their lives, while preserving and restoring life quality. Because of medical advancements, it is now possible to sustain life to an extent that would previously have been difficult to imagine. However, the goals of medicine are not to preserve organ function or physiological activity but to treat and improve the health of a person as a whole. When dealing with medical futilities, physicians and other members of the care team should be aware of some ethical principles...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Bioethical Inquiry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634248/suburban-families-experience-with-food-insecurity-screening-in-primary-care-practices
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Deepak Palakshappa, Stephanie Doupnik, Aditi Vasan, Saba Khan, Leah Seifu, Chris Feudtner, Alexander G Fiks
BACKGROUND: Food insecurity (FI) remains a major public health problem. With the rise in suburban poverty, a greater understanding of parents' experiences of FI in suburban settings is needed to effectively screen and address FI in suburban practices. METHODS: We conducted 23 semistructured interviews with parents of children <4 years of age who presented for well-child care in 6 suburban pediatric practices and screened positive for FI. In the interviews, we elicited parents' perceptions of screening for FI, how FI impacted the family, and recommendations for how practices could more effectively address FI...
June 20, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632080/lesbian-disclosure-and-health-care-seeking-in-the-united-states-a-replication-study
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Melissa St Pierre
The current study explored factors associated with lesbian disclosure to health care providers (HCPs) and engagement in preventative health behaviors by replicating and extending a Canadian path analysis study with a sample of U.S. lesbians. Both patient (education, feminism, global outness, and internalized homophobia) and HCP-related (lesbian-friendly HCPs and patient comfort) factors were either directly or indirectly associated with disclosure and engagement in preventative health behaviors, including avoidance of health-compromising behaviors (e...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Lesbian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631493/awareness-and-misperceptions-of-hospice-and-palliative-care-a-population-based-survey-study
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Ariel Shalev, Veerawat Phongtankuel, Elissa Kozlov, Megan Johnson Shen, Ronald D Adelman, M C Reid
BACKGROUND: Despite the documented benefits of palliative and hospice care on improving patients' quality of life, these services remain underutilized. Multiple factors limit the utilization of these services, including patients' and caregivers' lack of knowledge and misperceptions. OBJECTIVES: To examine palliative and hospice care awareness, misperceptions, and receptivity among community-dwelling adults. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SUBJECTS: New York State residents ≥18 years old who participated in the 2016 Empire State Poll...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631275/a-typology-of-interprofessional-teamwork-in-acute-geriatric-care-a-study-in-55-units-in-belgium
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Ruth D Piers, Karen J J Versluys, Johan Devoghel, Sophie Lambrecht, André Vyt, Nele J Van Den Noortgate
OBJECTIVES: To explore the quality of interprofessional teamwork in acute geriatric care and to build a model of team types. DESIGN: Cross-sectional multicenter study. SETTING: Acute geriatric units in Belgium. PARTICIPANTS: Team members of different professional backgrounds. MEASUREMENTS: Perceptions of interprofessional teamwork among team members of 55 acute geriatric units in Belgium were measured using a survey covering collaborative practice and experience, managerial coaching and open team culture, shared reflection and decision-making, patient files facilitating teamwork, members' belief in the power of teamwork, and members' comfort in reporting incidents...
June 20, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622379/end-of-life-care-for-people-with-dementia-the-views-of-health-professionals-social-care-service-managers-and-frontline-staff-on-key-requirements-for-good-practice
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Richard Philip Lee, Claire Bamford, Marie Poole, Emma McLellan, Catherine Exley, Louise Robinson
BACKGROUND: Evidence consistently shows that people with advanced dementia experience suboptimal end of life care compared to those with cancer; with increased hospitalisation, inadequate pain control and fewer palliative care interventions. Understanding the views of those service managers and frontline staff who organise and provide care is crucial in order to develop better end of life care for people with dementia. METHODS AND FINDINGS: Qualitative interviews and focus groups were conducted from 2013 to 2015 with 33 service managers and 54 staff involved in frontline care, including doctors, nurses, nursing and care home managers, service development leads, senior managers/directors, care assistants and senior care assistants/team leads...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622155/triad-ix-can-a-patient-testimonial-safely-help-ensure-prehospital-appropriate-critical-versus-end-of-life-care
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Ferdinando Mirarchi, Christopher Cammarata, Timothy E Cooney, Kristin Juhasz, Stanley A Terman
OBJECTIVE: The present study sought to assess the clarity of Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) or Living Will (LW) documents alone or in combination with a video message/testimonial (VM). METHODS: Emergency medical services (EMS) personnel responded to survey questions about the meaning of stand-alone POLST and LW documents and those used in conjunction with emergent care scenarios. Personnel were randomized to receive documents only or documents with VM...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620978/comparison-of-healthcare-utilization-and-life-sustaining-interventions-between-elderly-patients-with-dementia-and-those-with-cancer-near-the-end-of-life-a-nationwide-population-based-study-in-taiwan
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Yu-Han Chen, Chung-Han Ho, Chien-Cheng Huang, Ya-Wen Hsu, Yueh-Chun Chen, Ping-Jen Chen, Guan-Ting Chen, Jhi-Joung Wang
AIM: Little is known about the pattern of healthcare services for end-of-life patients with dementia (PwD) in East Asia. We compared this pattern between PwD and cancer patients in their last year of life in Taiwan. METHODS: Taiwan's National Health Insurance Research Database was applied for this case-control analysis. The records of patients who had dementia and died between 2002 and 2011 were reviewed. The control group was decedents with cancer. The utilization of hospitalization, emergency department visits and life-sustaining interventions during the last year of life between the two groups were compared...
June 16, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620923/home-phototherapy-in-vitiligo
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Tasneem F Mohammad, Narumol Silpa-Archa, James L Griffith, Henry W Lim, Iltefat H Hamzavi
Vitiligo is a disorder characterized by the development of depigmented macules and patches. Narrowband ultraviolet B phototherapy is a standard of care treatment and is used both as monotherapy and in combination with other treatment modalities to induce repigmentation. Although phototherapy is safe and effective, its use is limited due to the significant time commitment required and associated costs. Home phototherapy is a safe and effective alternative to make phototherapy more accessible to patients. However, it is often underutilized due to lack of physician experience and comfort as well as misconceptions regarding its safety and efficacy...
June 16, 2017: Photodermatology, Photoimmunology & Photomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620629/pediatric-hypertension-provider-perspectives
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Jennifer K Bello, Nivedita Mohanty, Victoria Bauer, Sarah S Rittner, Goutham Rao
Pediatric hypertension is a risk for adult cardiovascular disease, making early detection important. The prevalence of pediatric essential hypertension is rising due to the increased prevalence of obesity. Though guidelines for screening, diagnosis, evaluation, and management are available, there are barriers to accurate diagnosis of pediatric hypertension, including lack of knowledge and complexity of blood pressure standards. We aimed to gain insights into reasons for low rates of diagnosis and treatment from primary care providers...
2017: Global Pediatric Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620604/medical-students-knowledge-of-fertility-awareness-based-methods-of-family-planning
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Peter G Danis, Sally A Kurz, Laura M Covert
OBJECTIVE: Traditional medical school curricula have not addressed fertility awareness-based methods (FABMs) of family planning. The objective of this study was to assess (1) 3-year medical students' knowledge of FABMs of family planning, (2) their confidence in utilizing that knowledge in patient care, and (3) to implement focused education on FABMs to improve knowledge and confidence. METHODS: Third-year medical students at one institution in the United States were given a 10-question assessment at the beginning of their OB-GYN rotation...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619402/global-health-values-of-a-multidirectional-near-peer-training-program-in-surgery-pathology-anatomy-research-methodology-and-medical-education-for-haitian-rwandan-and-canadian-medical-students
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Malik Elharram, Trish Dinh, Annie Lalande, Susan Ge, Sophie Gao, Geoffroy Noël
BACKGROUND: As health care delivery increasingly requires providers to cross international borders, medical students at McGill University, Canada, developed a multidirectional exchange program with Haiti and Rwanda. The program integrates surgery, pathology, anatomy, research methodology, and medical education. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to explore the global health value of this international training program to improve medical education within the environment of developing countries, such as Haiti and Rwanda, while improving sociocultural learning of Canadian students...
March 2017: Annals of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619121/exploring-patients-treatment-journeys-following-randomisation-in-mental-health-trials-to-improve-future-trial-conduct-a-synthesis-of-multiple-qualitative-data-sets
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Katrina M Turner, John Percival, David Kessler, Jenny Donovan
BACKGROUND: The way in which pragmatic trials are designed suggests that there are differences between the experiences of participants randomised to usual care and intervention arms. These potential differences relate not only to which treatment participants receive but also how they access and engage with their allocated treatment. Such differences could affect trial results. The aim of this study was to assess whether such differences exist and, if they do, to consider their implications for the design of future trials...
June 15, 2017: Trials
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