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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213342/virtual-visits-for-acute-nonurgent-care-a-claims-analysis-of-episode-level-utilization
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Aliza S Gordon, Wallace C Adamson, Andrea R DeVries
BACKGROUND: Expansion of virtual health care-real-time video consultation with a physician via the Internet-will continue as use of mobile devices and patient demand for immediate, convenient access to care grow. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study is to analyze the care provided and the cost of virtual visits over a 3-week episode compared with in-person visits to retail health clinics (RHC), urgent care centers (UCC), emergency departments (ED), or primary care physicians (PCP) for acute, nonurgent conditions...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212231/how-much-does-icu-structure-account-for-variation-in-mobility-practices-between-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-network-hospitals
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Shunsuke Taito, Kazuhiro Sarada, Hideto Yasuda
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209173/moving-from-legality-to-reality-how-medical-abortion-methods-were-introduced-with-implementation-science-in-zambia
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Tamara Fetters, Ghazaleh Samandari, Patrick Djemo, Bellington Vwallika, Stephen Mupeta
BACKGROUND: Although abortion is technically legal in Zambia, the reality is far more complicated. This study describes the process and results of galvanizing access to medical abortion where abortion has been legal for many years, but provision severely limited. It highlights the challenges and successes of scaling up abortion care using implementation science to document 2 years of implementation. METHODS: An intervention between the Ministry of Health, University Teaching Hospital and the international organization Ipas, was established to introduce medical abortion and to address the lack of understanding and implementation of the country's abortion law...
February 16, 2017: Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209144/modified-enhanced-recovery-after-surgery-eras-protocols-for-patients-with-obstructive-colorectal-cancer
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Dai Shida, Kyoko Tagawa, Kentaro Inada, Keiichi Nasu, Yasuji Seyama, Tsuyoshi Maeshiro, Sachio Miyamoto, Satoru Inoue, Nobutaka Umekita
BACKGROUND: Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) protocols are now well-known to be useful for elective colorectal surgery, as they result in shorter hospital stays without adversely affecting morbidity. However, the efficacy and safety of ERAS protocols for patients with obstructive colorectal cancer have yet to be clarified. METHODS: We evaluated 122 consecutive resections for obstructive colorectal cancer performed between July 2008 and November 2012 at Tokyo Metropolitan Bokutoh Hospital...
February 16, 2017: BMC Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207574/laparoscopic-and-open-surgical-treatment-in-gastroduodenal-perforations-our-experience
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Rita Laforgia, Giovanni Balducci, Giuseppe Carbotta, Antonio Prestera, Maria Grazia Sederino, Giulia Casamassima, Marina Minafra, Pierluca Sallustio, Nicola Palasciano
INTRODUCTION: Peptic ulcer perforation (PPU) is a common surgical emergency and the mortality rate ranges 10% to 40%, especially in elderly patients. Laparoscopic repair achieved encouraging results. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We enrolled patients performing surgical repair for PPU from January 2007 to December 2015 in our surgical unit. The aim of this retrospective observational study was to compare the results of PPU laparoscopic repair with open technique. The following characteristics of patients were evaluated: age, sex and American Society of Anesthesiologists classification...
February 15, 2017: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203067/silent-strain-of-caregiving-exploring-the-best-predictors-of-distress-in-family-carers-of-geriatric-patients
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Katarzyna Bień-Barkowska, Halina Doroszkiewicz, Barbara Bień
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this article was to identify the best predictors of distress suffered by family carers (FCs) of geriatric patients. METHODS: A cross-sectional study of 100 FC-geriatric patient dyads was conducted. The negative impact of care (NIoC) subscale of the COPE index was dichotomized to identify lower stress (score of ≤15 on the scale) and higher stress (score of ≥16 on the scale) exerted on FCs by the process of providing care. The set of explanatory variables comprised a wide range of sociodemographic and care-related attributes, including patient-related results from comprehensive geriatric assessments and disease profiles...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202420/out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-ohca-attended-by-mobile-emergency-teams-with-a-physician-on-board-results-of-the-spanish-ohca-registry-oshcar
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Fernando Rosell-Ortiz, José M Navalpotro-Pascual, Patricia Fernández Del Valle, Luis Sánchez-Santos, Xavier Escalada-Roig, Alfredo Echarri-Sucunza, José M Adsuar-Quesada, Isabel Ceniceros-Rozalén, José I Ruiz-Azpiazu, Karlos Ibarguren-Olalde, Nuria López-Cabeza, María V Mier-Ruiz, Enrique Martín-Sánchez, Marta Martínez Del Valle, Guadalupe Inza-Muñoz, Juan A Cordero Torres, María J García-Ochoa, José A Cortés-Ramas, Raúl Canabal-Berlanga, Rafael Zoyo López-Navarro, Juan B López-Messa, Javier García Del Águila, Daniel Alonso-Moreno, Carmen Pozo-Pérez, José Bravo-Castello, Natividad Ramos-García, Ignacio Gómez-Larrosa, Francisco J Mellado-Vergel
: Most survival outcomes in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) are provided by emergency medical services (EMS) without a doctor on board. Our objective was to determine such outcomes in a whole country with public physician-led EMS. METHODS: We analyzed data from a nationwide prospective registry of OHCA cases attended by emergency medical teams (EMS) of 19 Public EMS in Spain, covering the period from 1 October 2013 to 30-October 2014 (13 months). RESULTS: Advanced life support (ALS) was initiated in 9347 cases (incidence of 18...
February 12, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197216/introducing-the-comprehensive-unit-based-safety-program-for-mechanically-ventilated-patients-in-saudi-arabian-intensive-care-units
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Raymond M Khan, Maha Aljuaid, Hanan Aqeel, Mohammed M Aboudeif, Shaimaa Elatwey, Rajeh Shehab, Yasser Mandourah, Khalid Maghrabi, Hassan Hawa, Imran Khalid, Ismael Qushmaq, Asad Latif, Bickey Chang, Sean M Berenholtz, Sultan Tayar, Khloud Al-Harbi, Amin Yousef, Anas A Amr, Yaseen M Arabi
Over the past decade, there have been major improvements to the care of mechanically ventilated patients (MVPs). Earlier initiatives used the concept of ventilator care bundles (sets of interventions), with a primary focus on reducing ventilator-associated pneumonia. However, recent evidence has led to a more comprehensive approach: The ABCDE bundle (Awakening and Breathing trial Coordination, Delirium management and Early mobilization). The approach of the Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program (CUSP) was developed by patient safety researchers at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and is supported by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to improve local safety cultures and to learn from defects by utilizing a validated structured framework...
January 2017: Annals of Thoracic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196536/community-engagement-and-the-social-context-of-targeted-malaria-treatment-a-qualitative-study-in-kayin-karen-state-myanmar
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Kate Sahan, Christopher Pell, Frank Smithuis, Aung Kyaw Phyo, Sai Maung Maung, Chanida Indrasuta, Arjen M Dondorp, Nicholas J White, Nicholas P J Day, Lorenz von Seidlein, Phaik Yeong Cheah
BACKGROUND: The spread of artemisinin-resistance in Plasmodium falciparum is a threat to current global malaria control initiatives. Targeted malaria treatment (TMT), which combines mass anti-malarial administration with conventional malaria prevention and control measures, has been proposed as a strategy to tackle this problem. The effectiveness of TMT depends on high levels of population coverage and is influenced by accompanying community engagement activities and the local social context...
February 14, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195827/initial-results-of-an-evidence-based-safe-patient-handling-and-mobility-program-to-decrease-hospital-worker-injuries
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No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: Workplace Health & Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194203/behavioral-activation-and-inhibition-system-s-role-in-predicting-addictive-behaviors-of-patients-with-bipolar-disorder-of-roozbeh-psychiatric-hospital
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Moslem Abbasi, Hasan Sadeghi, Zabih Pirani, Leyla Vatandoust
BACKGROUND: Nowadays, prevalence of addictive behaviors among bipolar patients is considered to be a serious health threat by the World Health Organization. The aim of this study is to investigate the role of behavioral activation and inhibition systems in predicting addictive behaviors of male patients with bipolar disorder at the Roozbeh Psychiatric Hospital. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The research method used in this study is correlation. The study population consisted of 80 male patients with bipolar disorder referring to the psychiatrics clinics of Tehran city in 2014 who were referred to the Roozbeh Psychiatric Hospital...
November 2016: Iranian Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191374/klebsiella-pneumoniae-liver-abscess-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Faisal Kamal, George Williams, Hina Akbar, Muhammad Ali Khan, Dipen Kadaria
Klebsiella pneumoniae (K.pneumoniae) is a known cause of pyogenic liver abscess (PLA) in the absence of hepatobiliary disease. In settings of hepatic infection, it has also been known to cause disseminated infections including meningitis and endopthalmitis. Several groups of patients are particularly susceptible to infection, including patients with diabetes mellitus, those from Southeast Asia and those with the preexisting hepatobiliary disease. We present a case of K.pneumoniae PLA with bacteremia. A 39-year-old Vietnamese male with no previous medical history who presented with complaints of abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and fever...
January 10, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188681/mhealth-in-solid-organ-transplant-the-time-is-now
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J N Fleming, D J Taber, J McElligott, J W McGillicuddy, F Treiber
Despite being in existence for over 40 years, the application of telemedicine has lagged significantly in comparison to its generated interest. One detractor has been the immobile design of most historic telemedicine interventions and the relative deficiency of smartphones in the general populace. Recently, the exponential increase in smartphone ownership and familiarity have provided the potential for the development of mobile health (mHealth) interventions that can realistically be mirrored in clinical applications...
February 11, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188036/outcomes-of-an-accelerated-care-pathway-for-pediatric-blunt-solid-organ-injuries-in-a-public-healthcare-system
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Oluwatomilayo Daodu, Mary Brindle, Carlos R Alvarez-Allende, Lisette Lockyer, Bryce Weber, Steven R Lopushinsky
PURPOSE: An accelerated clinical care pathway for solid organ abdominal injuries was implemented at a level one pediatric trauma center. The impact on resource utilization and demonstration of protocol safety was assessed. METHODS: Data were collected retrospectively on patients admitted with blunt abdominal solid organ injuries from 2012 to 2015. Patients were subdivided into pre- and post-protocol groups. Length of hospital stay (LOS) and failure of non-operative treatment were the primary outcomes of interest...
January 29, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187002/a-multicenter-matched-case-control-analysis-on-seven-polymorphisms-from-hmgb1-and-rage-genes-in-predicting-hepatocellular-carcinoma-risk
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Dan Wang, Xiaoying Qi, Fang Liu, Chuanhua Yang, Wenguo Jiang, Xiaodan Wei, Xuri Li, Jia Mi, Geng Tian
Based on 540 hepatocellular carcinoma patients and 540 age- and gender-matched controls, we tested the hypothesis that high mobility group protein box1 (HMGB1) and the receptor for advanced glycation end products (RAGE) genes are two potential candidate susceptibility genes for hepatocellular carcinoma in a multicenter hospital-based case-control analysis. The genotypes of seven widely-studied polymorphisms were determined, and their distributions respected the Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium. The mutant alleles of two polymorphisms, rs1045411 in HMGB1 gene and rs2070600 in RAGE gene, had significantly higher frequencies in patients than in controls (P < 0...
February 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185994/motivational-interviewing-to-improve-self-care-in-heart-failure-patients-motivate-hf-study-protocol-of-a-three-arm-multicenter-randomized-controlled-trial
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Ercole Vellone, Marco Paturzo, Fabio D'Agostino, Antonio Petruzzo, Stefano Masci, Davide Ausili, Paola Rebora, Rosaria Alvaro, Barbara Riegel
AIMS: Heart Failure (HF) self-care improves patient outcomes but trials designed to improve HF self-care have shown inconsistent results. Interventions may be more effective in improving self-care if they mobilize support from providers, promote self-efficacy, increase understanding of HF, increase the family involvement, and are individualized. All of these elements are emphasized in motivational interviewing (MI); few trials have been conducted using MI in HF patients and rarely have caregivers been involved in MI interventions...
February 7, 2017: Contemporary Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184033/extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-outcomes-in-acute-respiratory-distress-treatment-case-study-in-a-chinese-referral-center
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Lei Huang, Tong Li, Lei Xu, Xiao-Min Hu, Da-Wei Duan, Zhi-Bo Li, Xin-Jing Gao, Jun Li, Peng Wu, Ying-Wu Liu
BACKGROUND No definitive conclusions have been drawn from the available data about the utilization of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) to treat severe acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). The aim of this study was to review our center's experience with ECMO and determine predictors of outcome from our Chinese center. MATERIAL AND METHODS We retrospectively analyzed a total of 23 consecutive candidates who fulfilled the study entry criteria between January 2009 and December 2015. Detailed clinical data, ECMO flow, and respiratory parameters before and after the introduction of ECMO were compared among in-hospital survivors and nonsurvivors; factors associated with mortality were investigated...
February 10, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182803/patient-level-exclusions-from-mhealth-in-a-safety-net-health-system
#18
Keiki Hinami, Bhrandon A Harris, Ricardo Uriostegui, Wilnise Jasmin, Mario Lopez, William E Trick
Excitement about mobile health (mHealth) for improving care transitions is fueled by widespread adoption of smartphones across all social segments, but new disparities can emerge around nonadopters of technology-based communications. We conducted a cross-sectional survey of urban low-income adults to assess inadequate reading health literacy and limited English proficiency as factors affecting access to and engagement with mHealth. Although the proportion owning smartphones were comparable to national figures, adjusted analysis showed fewer patients with inadequate reading health literacy having Internet access (odds ratio [95% confidence interval]: 0...
February 2017: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182726/spatial-patterns-of-multidrug-resistant-tuberculosis-and-relationships-to-socio-economic-demographic-and-household-factors-in-northwest-ethiopia
#19
Kefyalew Addis Alene, Kerri Viney, Emma S McBryde, Archie C A Clements
BACKGROUND: Understanding the geographical distribution of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) in high TB burden countries such as Ethiopia is crucial for effective control of TB epidemics in these countries, and thus globally. We present the first spatial analysis of multidrug resistant tuberculosis, and its relationship to socio-economic, demographic and household factors in northwest Ethiopia. METHODS: An ecological study was conducted using data on patients diagnosed with MDR-TB at the University of Gondar Hospital MDR-TB treatment centre, for the period 2010 to 2015...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182150/evaluation-of-a-biosimilar-granulocyte-colony-stimulating-factor-filgrastim-xm02-for-peripheral-blood-stem-cell-mobilization-and-transplantation-a-single-center-experience-in-japan
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Hideaki Yoshimura, Masaaki Hotta, Takahisa Nakanishi, Shinya Fujita, Aya Nakaya, Atsushi Satake, Tomoki Ito, Kazuyoshi Ishii, Shosaku Nomura
BACKGROUND: Biosimilar granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) has recently been introduced into clinical practice. G-CSFs are used to mobilize CD34(+) cells and accelerate engraftment after transplantation. However, in Asia, particularly in Japan, data for peripheral blood stem cell (PBSC) mobilization by this biosimilar G-CSF are currently lacking. Therefore, the clinical efficacy and safety of biosimilar G-CSF for hematopoietic stem cell transplantation needs to be evaluated in a Japanese context...
2017: Journal of Blood Medicine
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