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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329895/using-a-state-birth-registry-as-a-quality-improvement-tool
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Carole Lannon, Heather C Kaplan, Kelly Friar, Sandra Fuller, Susan Ford, Beth White, John Besl, John Paulson, Michael Marcotte, Michael Krew, Jennifer Bailit, Jay Iams
Background Birth registry data are universally collected, generating large administrative datasets. However, these data are typically not used for quality improvement (QI) initiatives in perinatal medicine because the quality and timeliness of the information is uncertain. Objective We sought to identify and address causes of inaccuracy in recording birth registry information so that birth registry data could support statewide obstetrical quality initiatives in Ohio. Study Design The Ohio Perinatal Quality Collaborative and the Ohio Department of Health Vital Statistics used QI techniques in 15 medium-sized maternity hospitals to identify and remove systemic sources of inaccuracy in birth registry data...
March 22, 2017: American Journal of Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329865/what-doesn-t-kill-you-doesn-t-make-you-stronger-the-long-term-consequences-of-nonfatal-injury-for-older-adults
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Dongjuan Xu, Julia A Rivera Drew
Purpose: The majority of research efforts centering on injury among older adults focus on fall-related injuries and short-term consequences of injury. Little is known about the long-term consequences of all-cause nonfatal injuries, including minor injuries. Using a recent, large, and nationally representative sample of the U.S. non-institutionalized civilian population, the current study examines whether older adults who sustained a nonfatal injury (serious and minor) have higher risk of long-term morbidity and mortality outcomes compared with noninjured seniors...
March 10, 2017: Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329560/patient-provider-communication-concordance-and-ratings-of-care-in-dermatology-results-of-a-cross-sectional-study
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Valerie M Harvey, Uchechukwu Ozoemena, Joan Paul, Hind A Beydoun, Nashay N Clemetson, Ginette A Okoye
ObjectiveTo determine the impact of race concordance on patient perception of quality of dermatologic care.Study designCross-sectional study.SettingAcademic outpatient practices in the Departments of Dermatology of Eastern Virginia Medical School and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.ParticipantsThe study cohort comprised 124 participants including 6 providers and 118 established patients.Main Outcome MeasuresWe hypothesized, a priori, that patients in race-discordant dyads would report lower ratings of participatory decision-making (PDM), satisfaction, trust in the provider, and similarities with providers...
November 15, 2016: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329395/long-term-symptom-improvement-and-patient-satisfaction-following-catheter-ablation-of-supraventricular-tachycardia-insights-from-the-german-ablation-registry
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Johannes Brachmann, Thorsten Lewalter, Karl-Heinz Kuck, Dietrich Andresen, Stephan Willems, Stefan G Spitzer, Florian Straube, Burghard Schumacher, Lars Eckardt, Dejan Danilovic, Dierk Thomas, Matthias Hochadel, Jochen Senges
Aims: To analyse outcomes of supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) ablations performed within a prospective German Ablation Quality Registry. Methods and results: Data from 12 566 patients who underwent catheter ablation of SVT between January 2007 and January 2010 to treat atrial fibrillation (AFIB, 37.2% of procedures), atrial flutter (AFL, 29.9%), atrioventricular nodal re-entrant tachycardia (AVNRT, 23.2%), atrioventricular re-entrant tachycardia (6.3%), and focal atrial tachycardia (AT, 3...
March 17, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329340/baseline-characteristics-of-participants-in-the-aspree-aspirin-in-reducing-events-in-the-elderly-study
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John J McNeil, Robyn L Woods, Mark R Nelson, Anne M Murray, Christopher M Reid, Brenda Kirpach, Elsdon Storey, Raj C Shah, Rory S Wolfe, Andrew M Tonkin, Anne B Newman, Jeff D Williamson, Jessica E Lockery, Karen L Margolis, Michael E Ernst, Walter P Abhayaratna, Nigel Stocks, Sharyn M Fitzgerald, Ruth E Trevaks, Suzanne G Orchard, Lawrence J Beilin, Geoffrey A Donnan, Peter Gibbs, Colin I Johnston, Richard H Grimm
Background: There are no primary prevention trials of aspirin with relevant geriatric outcomes in elderly people. ASPirin in Reducing Events in the Elderly (ASPREE) is a placebo-controlled trial of low-dose aspirin that will determine whether 5 years of daily 100-mg enteric-coated aspirin extends disability-free and dementia-free life in a healthy elderly population and whether these benefits outweigh the risks. Methods: Set in primary care, this randomized double-blind placebo-controlled trial has a composite primary endpoint of death, incident dementia or persistent physical disability...
January 20, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329140/the-impact-of-frailty-on-patient-centered-outcomes-following-aortic-valve-replacement
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Brian R Kotajarvi, Marissa J Schafer, Elizabeth J Atkinson, Megan M Traynor, Charles J Bruce, Kevin L Greason, Rakesh M Suri, Jordan D Miller, Nathan K LeBrasseur
Background: Frailty confers risk for surgical morbidity and mortality. Whether patient-reported measures of health, well-being, or quality of life respond differently to surgery in non-frail and frail individuals is unknown. Methods: Older adults with severe aortic stenosis presenting for surgery were assessed for frailty using Cardiovascular Health Study Criteria. Patient-reported measures of functional capacity (Duke Activity Status Index [DASI]), physical and mental health (Medical Outcomes Study Short Form-Physical and Mental Component Scales [SF-12 PCS and SF-12 MCS, respectively]), well-being (linear analogue self-assessment [LASA]), and quality of life (LASA) were administered before and 3 months after surgery...
March 10, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329105/medical-three-dimensional-printing-opens-up-new-opportunities-in-cardiology-and-cardiac-surgery
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Thomas Bartel, Andrew Rivard, Alejandro Jimenez, Carlos A Mestres, Silvana Müller
Advanced percutaneous and surgical procedures in structural and congenital heart disease require precise pre-procedural planning and continuous quality control. Although current imaging modalities and post-processing software assists with peri-procedural guidance, their capabilities for spatial conceptualization remain limited in two- and three-dimensional representations. In contrast, 3D printing offers not only improved visualization for procedural planning, but provides substantial information on the accuracy of surgical reconstruction and device implantations...
February 16, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329091/association-between-sleep-timing-obesity-diabetes-the-hispanic-community-health-study-study-of-latinos-hchs-sol-cohort-study-sleep-timing-obesity-and-diabetes
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Kristen L Knutson, Donghong Wu, Sanjay R Patel, Jose S Loredo, Susan Redline, Jianwen Cai, Linda C Gallo, Yasmin Mossavar-Rahmani, Alberto R Ramos, Yanping Teng, Martha L Daviglus, Phyllis C Zee
Study Objectives: Recent studies implicate inadequate sleep duration and quality in metabolic disease. Fewer studies have examined the timing of sleep, which may be important because of its potential impact on circadian rhythms of metabolic function. We examined the association between sleep timing and metabolic risk among Hispanic/Latino adults. Methods.: Cross-sectional data from community-based study of 13,429 participants aged 18-74 years. People taking diabetes medications were excluded...
January 28, 2017: Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329071/association-of-mild-obstructive-sleep-apnea-with-cognitive-performance-excessive-daytime-sleepiness-and-quality-of-life-in-the-general-population-the-korean-genome-and-epidemiology-study-koges
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Hyun Kim, Robert J Thomas, Chang-Ho Yun, Rhoda Au, Seung Ku Lee, Sunghee Lee, Chol Shin
Study Objectives: Research points to impaired cognitive performance in sleep clinic patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). However, inconsistent findings from various epidemiologic studies make this relationship less generalizable. The current study investigated the association between OSA functional outcome measures, such as cognition, daytime sleepiness, and quality of life, in a Korean general population sample. Methods: A total of 1,492 participants from the Korean Genome and Epidemiology Study (KoGES) were included in the analyses...
January 28, 2017: Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329019/a-cross-sectional-analysis-of-traditional-medicine-use-for-malaria-alongside-free-antimalarial-drugs-treatment-amongst-adults-in-high-risk-malaria-endemic-provinces-of-indonesia
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Dwi Linna Suswardany, David W Sibbritt, Sudibyo Supardi, Jerico F Pardosi, Sungwon Chang, Jon Adams
BACKGROUND: The level of traditional medicine use, particularly Jamu use, in Indonesia is substantial. Indonesians do not always seek timely treatment for malaria and may seek self-medication via traditional medicine. This paper reports findings from the first focused analyses of traditional medicine use for malaria in Indonesia and the first such analyses worldwide to draw upon a large sample of respondents across high-risk malaria endemic areas. METHODS: A sub-study of the Indonesia Basic Health Research/Riskesdas Study 2010 focused on 12,226 adults aged 15 years and above residing in high-risk malaria-endemic provinces...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328652/delayed-second-dose-antibiotics-for-patients-admitted-from-the-emergency-department-with-sepsis-prevalence-risk-factors-and-outcomes
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Daniel Leisman, Victor Huang, Qiuping Zhou, Jeanie Gribben, Andrea Bianculli, Michelle Bernshteyn, Mary Frances Ward, Sandra M Schneider
OBJECTIVE: 1) Determine frequency and magnitude of delays in second antibiotic administration among patients admitted with sepsis; 2) Identify risk factors for these delays; and 3) Exploratory: determine association between delays and patient-centered outcomes (mortality and mechanical ventilation after second dose). DESIGN: Retrospective, consecutive sample sepsis cohort over 10 months. SETTING: Single, tertiary, academic medical center. PATIENTS: All patients admitted from the emergency department with sepsis or septic shock (defined: infection, ≥ 2 systemic inflammatory response syndrome criteria, hypoperfusion/organ dysfunction) identified by a prospective quality initiative...
March 21, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328647/pressure-injury-in-a-community-population-a-descriptive-study
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Lisa Q Corbett, Marjorie Funk, Gilbert Fortunato, David M OʼSullivan
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to describe present-on-admission pressure injuries (POA-PIs) in community-dwelling adults admitted to acute care. The specific aims of the study were to (1) measure the prevalence of POA-PIs during a 1-year period; (2) determine prehospital location of patients with POA-PIs; and (3) describe demographics, pressure injury (PI) characteristics, risk factors, and posthospital outcome of community-dwelling adults with PIs admitted to hospital. DESIGN: Retrospective descriptive study...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328641/a-formula-for-planning-and-predicting-postoperative-mammoplasty-results
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Mary G Smithson, Sherry S Collawn, Mina S Mousa, Carly M Bramel
PURPOSE: For women with macromastia, reduction mammoplasty is a safe and effective solution to increasing quality of life through alleviating pain and improving aesthetics. This study developed a way to combine a surgeon's view of breast measurement (volume) with a patient's view of breast measurement (distance between nipple and notch, inframammary fold, or midline) to provide patients with a better understanding of expected surgical outcomes after breast reduction with a medial superior pedicle...
March 21, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328635/a-systematic-review-of-the-use-of-telemedicine-in-plastic-and-reconstructive-surgery-and-dermatology
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Krishna S Vyas, H Rhodes Hambrick, Afaaf Shakir, Shane D Morrison, Duy C Tran, Keon Pearson, Henry C Vasconez, Samir Mardini, Amanda A Gosman, Marek Dobke, Mark S Granick
BACKGROUND: Telemedicine, the use of information technology and telecommunication to provide healthcare at a distance, is a burgeoning field with applications throughout medicine. Given the visual nature of plastic surgery and dermatology, telemedicine has a myriad of potential applications within the field. METHODS: A comprehensive literature review of articles published on telemedicine since January 2010 was performed. Articles were selected for their relevance to plastic and reconstructive surgery and dermatology, and then reviewed for their discussion of the applications, benefits, and limitations of telemedicine in practice...
March 21, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328622/quality-of-care-and-outcomes-among-hospitalized-inflammatory-bowel-disease-patients-a-multicenter-retrospective-study
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Geoffrey C Nguyen, Sanjay K Murthy, Brian Bressler, Mindy C W Lam, Ali Alali, Asmae Toumi, Jason Reinglas, Adam Rampersad, Adam V Weizman, Waqqas Afif
BACKGROUND: Half of patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) require hospitalization. We sought to characterize inpatient quality indicators of care and outcomes during IBD-related hospitalizations at 4 major IBD referral centers in Canada. METHODS: We conducted a multicenter retrospective cohort study of patients with IBD admitted from 2011 to 2013 to tertiary centers in Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, and Vancouver. We assessed the following inpatient indicators of care: pharmacological venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis, Clostridium difficile testing, and medical rescue therapy for steroid-refractory ulcerative colitis (UC)...
March 21, 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328545/economic-costs-and-health-related-quality-of-life-outcomes-of-hiv-treatment-following-self-and-facility-based-hiv-testing-in-a-cluster-randomised-trial
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Hendramoorthy Maheswaran, Stavros Petrou, Peter MacPherson, Felistas Kumwenda, David G Lalloo, Elizabeth L Corbett, Aileen Clarke
BACKGROUND: HIV self-testing (HIVST) is recommended in Africa, but little is known about how this approach influences economic outcomes following subsequent antiretroviral treatment (ART) compared to facility-based HIV testing and counselling (HTC). METHODS: HIV-positive participants attending HIV clinics, diagnosed by HIVST or facility-based HTC as part of a community cluster-randomised trial (ISRCTN02004005), were followed from initial assessment for ART until one-year postinitiation...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328396/improved-medication-adherence-and-frequency-of-blood-glucose-self-testing-using-an-m-health-platform-versus-usual-care-in-a-multisite-randomized-clinical-trial-among-people-with-type-2-diabetes-in-india
#17
Nora J Kleinman, Avani Shah, Sanjiv Shah, Sanjeev Phatak, Vijay Viswanathan
BACKGROUND: In 2015, India had an estimated 69.2 million people with diabetes and a national prevalence of 8.7%. Evidence is mounting for the benefits of telemedicine in diabetes care, but remains limited on mobile-health (m-Health) interventions. INTRODUCTION: This study assessed the impact of an m-Health diabetes platform on clinical outcomes, patient-reported outcomes, patient and provider satisfaction, and app usage. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This open-label, two-arm parallel study enrolled 91 people at 3 sites in India, aged 18-65, with type 2 diabetes, and an A1c between 7...
March 6, 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328324/trial-of-pregabalin-for-acute-and-chronic-sciatica
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Stephanie Mathieson, Christopher G Maher, Andrew J McLachlan, Jane Latimer, Bart W Koes, Mark J Hancock, Ian Harris, Richard O Day, Laurent Billot, Justin Pik, Stephen Jan, C-W Christine Lin
Background Sciatica can be disabling, and evidence regarding medical treatments is limited. Pregabalin is effective in the treatment of some types of neuropathic pain. This study examined whether pregabalin may reduce the intensity of sciatica. Methods We conducted a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of pregabalin in patients with sciatica. Patients were randomly assigned to receive either pregabalin at a dose of 150 mg per day that was adjusted to a maximum dose of 600 mg per day or matching placebo for up to 8 weeks...
March 23, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328276/the-potential-benefits-of-using-aloe-vera-in-stoma-patient-skin-care
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Mark Rippon, Angie Perrin, Richard Darwood, Karen Ousey
Individuals living with an ostomy may suffer from a variety of peri-stomal skin complications related to the use of their stoma appliance or accessories. These conditions can be serious enough to significantly impact on a patient's quality of life and may result in severe clinical complications (such as infection). This article is a review of the literature with the objective of investigating and presenting evidence for the well-documented use of aloe vera in the prevention of skin conditions similar to those seen in peri-stomal skin complications...
March 9, 2017: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328109/a-cohort-study-of-gorlin-syndrome-with-emphasis-on-standardised-phenotyping-and-quality-of-life-assessment
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Aamira J Huq, Michael Bogwitz, Alexandra Gorelik, Ingrid M Winship, Susan M White, Alison H Trainer
BACKGROUND: Gorlin syndrome (Nevoid Basal Cell Carcinoma Syndrome) is a rare genetic predisposition to basal cell carcinomas (BCCs), keratocysts of the jaw and calcification of the falx cerebri amongst other clinical features. With the advent of sonic hedgehog inhibitors for the treatment of BCCs, it is timely to establish a cohort of individuals with Gorlin syndrome and collect standardised phenotypic information on these individuals. Moreover, the health-related quality of life (QoL) in individuals with Gorlin syndrome is not well studied...
March 22, 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
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