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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088049/sudden-unexpected-death-in-epilepsy-sudep-disclosure-in-pediatric-epilepsy-an-italian-survey-on-to-tell-or-not-to-tell
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Galli Federica, Vignoli Aglaia, Canevini Maria Paola, Cerioli Gabriele, Vegni Elena
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Although there has recently been significant debate regarding the importance of disclosing the risk of SUDEP, professional societies and clinical practice guidelines currently recommend that the risk of SUDEP be disclosed as part of a comprehensive epilepsy education program. Therefore, the primary aim of the present study was to examine whether healthcare providers treating pediatric patients with epilepsy in Italy would disclose the risk of SUDEP to the parents of children with epilepsy...
January 11, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087496/digital-pills-to-measure-opioid-ingestion-patterns-in-emergency-department-patients-with-acute-fracture-pain-a-pilot-study
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Peter R Chai, Stephanie Carreiro, Brendan J Innes, Rochelle K Rosen, Conall O'Cleirigh, Kenneth H Mayer, Edward W Boyer
BACKGROUND: Nonadherence to prescribed regimens for opioid analgesic agents contributes to increasing opioid abuse and overdose death. Opioids are frequently prescribed on an as-needed basis, placing the responsibility to determine opioid dose and frequency with the patient. There is wide variability in physician prescribing patterns because of the lack of data describing how patients actually use as-needed opioid analgesics. Digital pill systems have a radiofrequency emitter that directly measures medication ingestion events, and they provide an opportunity to discover the dose, timing, and duration of opioid therapy...
January 13, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086861/managing-shades-of-grey-a-focus-group-study-exploring-community-dwellers-views-on-advance-care-planning-in-older-people
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Natasha Michael, Clare O'Callaghan, Emma Sayers
BACKGROUND: Community-dwelling consumers of healthcare are increasing, many aging with life-limiting conditions and deteriorating cognition. However, few have had advance care planning discussions or completed documentation to ensure future care preferences are acted upon. This study examines the awareness, attitudes, and experiences of advance care planning amongst older people and unrelated offspring/caregivers of older people residing in the community. METHODS: Qualitative descriptive research, which included focus groups with older people (55+ years) and older people's offspring/caregivers living in an Australian city and surrounding rural region...
January 13, 2017: BMC Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072917/a-provider-based-survey-to-assess-bereavement-care-knowledge-attitudes-and-practices-in-pediatric-oncologists
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Jasmin Jensen, Cindy Weng, Holly L Spraker-Perlman
BACKGROUND: Bereavement support is a core tenet of palliative care that may prove difficult for clinicians as it is time-consuming, emotionally charged, and not emphasized in pediatrics training. This project is intended to describe the opinions, knowledge, and practice of bereavement care among pediatric oncologists to identify gaps in clinical care. PROCEDURES: An internet-based survey instrument was pilot tested, refined, and distributed to pediatric oncologists in the United States...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070179/prevalence-and-factors-that-influence-smokeless-tobacco-use-among-adults-in-pastoralist-communities-of-borena-zone-ethiopia-mixed-method-study
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Edao Sinba Etu, Desta Hiko Gemeda, Mamusha Aman Hussen
BACKGROUND: Deaths due to tobacco consumption are on the rise, from 5.4 million in 2005 to 6.4 million in 2015 and 8.3 million in 2030 of which more than 80% will be in developing countries. Smokeless tobacco use is a significant health risk and cause of disease. Over 300 million people use smokeless tobacco worldwide. More than 250 million adult smokeless tobacco users are in low- and middle-income countries, the total burden of smokeless tobacco use is likely to be substantial. In Ethiopia, nationally representative data on the smokeless tobacco use is not available...
2017: Tobacco Induced Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061840/evaluating-the-effectiveness-of-an-empowerment-program-for-self-care-in-type-2-diabetes-a-cluster-randomized-trial
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Daniel Nogueira Cortez, Maísa Mara Lopes Macedo, Débora Aparecida Silva Souza, Jéssica Caroline Dos Santos, Gesana Sousa Afonso, Ilka Afonso Reis, Heloísa de Carvalho Torres
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus is increasing substantially worldwide, leading to serious economic effects, complications and deaths. This study evaluated the effectiveness of an empowerment program providing support for psychosocial, behavioral, and clinical aspects of diabetes to help Brazilian users of public health services obtain metabolic control of this condition. METHODS: In this cluster randomized trial, participants aged 30-80 diagnosed with type 2 diabetes were recruited from ten Brazilian public health units in 2014 and 2015...
January 6, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051972/characteristics-classification-and-prevention-of-child-maltreatment-fatalities
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James E McCarroll, Joscelyn E Fisher, Stephen J Cozza, Renè J Robichaux, Carol S Fullerton
BACKGROUND: Preventing child maltreatment fatalities is a critical goal of the U.S. society and the military services. Fatality review boards further this goal through the analysis of circumstances of child deaths, making recommendations for improvements in practices and policies, and promoting increased cooperation among the many systems that serve families. The purpose of this article is to review types of child maltreatment death, proposed classification models, risk and protective factors, and prevention strategies...
January 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049279/a-rapid-assessment-and-response-approach-for-socially-marketed-nutrition-commodities-in-viet-nam
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Tahir Turk, Nguyen Dinh Quang, Tran Thuy Nga, Huynh Phuong, Le Van Anh Tung, Vu Hoang Trang
BACKGROUND: The leading cause of death in children in developing countries is protein-energy malnutrition. In Viet Nam, 25.9% of children under 5 experience stunted growth and 6.6% are moderately wasted. Iron deficiency anaemia and vitamin A deficiency contribute to these and other malnutrition conditions. OBJECTIVES: Given these factors, more evidence based approaches are required to improve understanding of current attitudes, opinions and behaviours of mothers with young children, in order to operationalise social marketing of nutrition commodities in Viet Nam...
January 2017: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042961/determinants-and-barriers-of-helmet-use-in-iranian-motorcyclists-a-systematic-review
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Homayoun Sadeghi Bazargani, Mohammad Saadati, Ramin Rezapour, Leili Abedi
BACKGROUND: Use of helmet by motorcyclists decreases the incidence and severity of an injury and its related death. Unfortunately, the helmet use rate is not in an acceptable level in Iran. This study aimed to systematically identify the determinants and barriers of helmet use among Iranian motorcyclists. METHODS: A systematic search of literature was done using PubMed, Scopus, Science Direct and Web of knowledge databases for English literature and SID for Persian articles by specified keywords...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Injury & Violence Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042922/patient-readmission-for-orthopedic-surgical-site-infection-an-hermeneutic-phenomenological-approach
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Lilian Machado Torres, Ruth Natalia Teresa Turrini, Miriam Aparecida Barbosa Merighi
AIM: To explore the individual experience of being readmitted for SSI resulting from orthopedic surgery. BACKGROUND: Surgical site infection has been a cause of concern worldwide and contributes to the greatest number of hospital readmission occurrences. Health professionals must understand the meaning of these readmissions for the individual, as an understanding of these exclusive experiences improve the quality of surgical care. DESIGN: Qualitative research based on the existential phenomenology of Martin Heidegger...
January 2, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042064/homeless-individuals-approaching-the-end-of-life-symptoms-and-attitudes
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Matthew Tobey, Julia Manasson, Kristen Decarlo, Katrina Ciraldo-Maryniuk, Jessie M Gaeta, Erica Wilson
CONTEXT: Over a million individuals in the United States experience homelessness annually and homeless individuals die at a higher rate than domiciled peers. Homeless individuals often have unique experiences at the end of life (EOL). OBJECTIVES: This study examined the symptoms experienced by homeless individuals nearing the EOL and explored social background, attitudes and experiences. METHODS: Investigators conducted surveys of homeless individuals approaching the EOL at a medical respite home...
December 29, 2016: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038506/the-concept-of-death-and-the-growth-of-death-awareness-among-university-students-in-hong-kong
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Wai-Ying Wong
This study examined the concept of and attitudes toward death of university students and evaluated the efficacy of the death education courses offered by different universities in Hong Kong. The study adopted a pretreatment and posttreatment comparison approach in assessing the efficacy of the courses. The same set of instruments, Death Attitude Profile-Revised and Semantic Differential Ratings of Life and Death, measuring students' views of and attitudes toward death were administered to the students twice, once at the start of the courses and another at the end...
February 2017: Omega
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027016/opioid-overdose-prevention-training-with-naloxone-an-adjunct-to-basic-life-support-training-for-first-year-medical-students
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Noah Berland, Aaron Fox, Babak Tofighi, Kathleen Hanley
BACKGROUND: Opioid overdose deaths have reached epidemic proportions in the United States. This problem stems from both licit and illicit opioid use. Physicians play a role in prescribing opioids, recognizing risky use, and initiating prevention, including Opioid Overdose Prevention Training (OOPT). The American Heart Association (AHA) modified their basic life support (BLS) algorithms to consider naloxone in high risk populations and when a pulse is appreciated; however, the AHA did not provide OOPT...
December 27, 2016: Substance Abuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999488/the-influence-of-information-and-religion-on-organ-donation-as-seen-by-school-teachers-in-bosnia-and-herzegovina
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Sahmir Sadic, Jasna Sadic, Rasim Krupic, Nabi Fatahi, Ferid Krupic
INTRODUCTION: Transplantation of organs is the treatment of choice for severe organ failure worldwide. AIM: The aims of the present study were to determine the influence of religion on attitudes towards organ donation among staff at schools in Tuzla. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In the Tuzla region there are 42 schools and 1580 school staff. A total of 21 schools were selected randomly, which were stratified by geographical location. 499 employees were invited to participate in the study, and 475 agreed to participate...
October 2016: Materia Socio-medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27982363/-efficiency-indicators-to-assess-the-organ-donation-and-transplantation-process-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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Marina Martins Siqueira, Claudia Affonso Araujo, Bartira de Aguiar Roza, Janine Schirmer
Objective: To search the literature and identify indicators used to monitor and control the organ donation and transplantation process and to group these indicators into categories. Method: In November 2014, a systematic review of the literature was carried out in the following databases: Biblioteca Virtual em Saúde (BVS), EBSCO, Emerald, Proquest, Science Direct, and Web of Science. The following search terms (and the corresponding terms in Brazilian Portuguese) were employed: "efficiency," "indicators," "organ donation," "tissue and organ procurement," and "organ transplantation...
August 2016: Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública, Pan American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981160/a-brief-encounter-with-the-middle-east-a-narrative-of-one-muslim-woman-diagnosed-with-breast-cancer
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Lea Baider, Gil Goldzweig
One of the major challenges the healthcare profession face is understanding the variability and different meanings of the concepts of age and aging within different cultural, social, religious, and ethical contexts. People over the age of 65 in the Middle Eastern countries are estimated to comprise 4.7% of the population and are expected to grow rapidly. In the Middle East, cancer is the leading cause of death among women aged 40-79 and one of the leading causes of death for women over 70 years of age. Many women in the Middle East live within a system of religious values and moral perceptions based on an intergenerational family structure and clear family roles...
April 2016: Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27977607/assessment-of-duration-until-initial-treatment-and-its-determining-factors-among-newly-diagnosed-oral-cancer-patients-a-population-based-retrospective-cohort-study
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Shang-Jyh Chiou, Wender Lin, Chi-Jeng Hsieh
Few studies have focused on the early treatment stages of cancer, and the impact of treatment delay on oncologic outcomes is poorly defined. We used oral cancer as an example to investigate the distribution of durations until initial treatment.This study was conducted using the National Health Insurance Research Database, which is linked to Taiwan's Cancer Registry and Death Registry databases. We defined "cutoff points for first-time treatment" according to a weekly schedule and sorted the patients into 2 groups based on whether their duration until initial treatment was longer or shorter than each cutoff...
December 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27966011/-factors-which-influence-the-position-towards-euthanasia-results-of-a%C3%A2-representative-survey-among-older-people-in-germany
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Mathias Roesinger, Laura Prudlik, Sara Pauli, Ingrid Hendlmeier, Alexander Noyon, Martina Schäufele
BACKGROUND: Until now older adults have not been a target group for surveys regarding their personal attitudes towards euthanasia, although they are closest to chronic illness and death. OBJECTIVE: To determine the attitudes of older adults towards euthanasia and controversial topics in the context of illness, euthanasia and care (e. g. palliative care) on the basis of a representative sample. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study was based on a postal survey of a representative random sample of the population aged 65 years and older (n = 3500) from a city in southern Germany using a standardized questionnaire...
December 13, 2016: Zeitschrift Für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27964723/fertility-awareness-and-attitudes-towards-parenthood-among-danish%C3%A2-university-college-students
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Nina Olsén Sørensen, Signe Marcussen, Mette Grønbæk Backhausen, Mette Juhl, Lone Schmidt, Tanja Tydén, Hanne Kristine Hegaard
BACKGROUND: Postponing parenthood has steadily increased during the past decades in Western countries. This trend has affected the size of families in the direction of fewer children born per couple. In addition, higher maternal age is associated with an increased risk of pregnancy-related complications such as prematurity and foetal death, while higher paternal age increases the risk of miscarriage and affects time-to-pregnancy. Hence, understanding the circumstances and reflections that influence the decision is greatly needed and little is known about potential gender difference influencing the choice...
December 13, 2016: Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957655/death-anxiety-resilience-a-mixed-methods-investigation
#20
Mark Hoelterhoff, Man Cheung Chung
Research was conducted examining how death anxiety influenced PTSD and mental health among people who have experienced a life-threatening event. This study was conducted using undergraduate university students in Lithuania. The study used a mixed-method design and in phase 1, participants (N = 97) completed self-report questionnaires that gathered information on demographics, death anxiety, trauma and well-being. Data indicated a significant correlation between death anxiety and PTSD, but not psychiatric co-morbidity...
December 12, 2016: Psychiatric Quarterly
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