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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530520/cardiovascular-disease-and-gout-real-world-experience-evaluating-patient-characteristics-treatment-patterns-and-health-care-utilization
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Michael H Pillinger, Sripal Bangalore, Alyssa B Klein, Scott Baumgartner, Robert Morlock
BACKGROUND: Gout, hyperuricemia, and cardiovascular disease (CVD) are prevalent conditions in the United States, and while they share common risk factors such as obesity, hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, and type 2 diabetes mellitus, relatively little is known about what patient and disease characteristics may link CVD with hyperuricemia and gout and how the presence of both diseases affects management decisions differently than for patients with gout alone. OBJECTIVE: To identify differences in patient characteristics, patterns of urate-lowering therapy (ULT) use, and gout control in gout patients with and without cardiovascular comorbidity...
June 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524896/distress-screening-evaluating-a-protocol-for-gynecologic-cancer-survivors%C3%A2
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Cynae Johnson, Marshalee George, Amanda N Fader
BACKGROUND: A gynecologic cancer diagnosis and subsequent treatment may cause significant morbidity, leading to increased distress levels and poorer quality of life (QOL) for survivors. Clinicians have explored opportunities to integrate comprehensive distress management protocols into clinical settings using existing supportive care resources.
. OBJECTIVES: The aims were to improve multidisciplinary management of distress using a clinical pathway for gynecologic cancer survivors and to improve patient satisfaction with distress management...
June 1, 2017: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524253/improving-patient-safety-the-impact-of-an-outpatients-electronic-handover-system-in-a-tertiary-dermatology-department
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Flora Poon, Raymond Martyres, Anthony Denahy, George Varigos
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Electronic medical records (EMR) can improve quality healthcare, patient safety and streamline workflow to improve efficiency of a department. Despite the known benefits and difficulties of EMR systems, there is limited data on the impact and definable effectiveness it can have within a dermatology unit. We present an outpatients' EMR known as an electronic handover system (EHS) from its inception, delivery and audit of its use in evaluating the true impact. METHODS: An audit of the EHS was conducted from 1 March to 31 August 2014...
May 19, 2017: Australasian Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521015/changes-in-alcohol-consumption-during-a-stop-smoking-attempt-and-differences-between-smokers-using-nicotine-replacement-and-smokers-using-varenicline
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Dunja Przulj, Peter Hajek, Sarah Snuggs, Hayden McRobbie
Introduction: Little is known about effects of smoking cessation on alcohol consumption. Varenicline reduces enjoyment of smoking and cigarette consumption and may also reduce enjoyment and consumption of alcohol. We conducted the first prospective examination of the effects of stopping smoking on alcohol enjoyment and consumption, and compared clients using varenicline and clients using nicotine replacement treatment (NRT). Methods: Audit of records from clients undergoing routine smoking cessation treatment inthree stop-smoking services in London, UK...
May 17, 2017: Nicotine & Tobacco Research: Official Journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513834/the-association-between-complications-and-quality-of-life-after-mastectomy-and-breast-reconstruction-for-breast-cancer
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John P Browne, Ranjeet Jeevan, Carmel Gulliver-Clarke, Jerome Pereira, Christopher M Caddy, Jan H P van der Meulen
BACKGROUND: Medical treatment for breast cancer is associated with substantial toxicity and patient burden. There is less known about the impact of surgical complications. Understanding this impact could provide important information for patients when they are considering surgical options. METHODS: Between 2008 and 2009, the UK National Mastectomy and Breast Reconstruction Audit recorded surgical complications for a prospective cohort of 17,844 women treated for breast cancer at 270 hospitals; 6405 of these women were surveyed about their quality of life 18 months after surgery...
May 17, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503269/an-assessment-of-patient-waiting-and-consultation-time-in-a-primary-healthcare-clinic
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B A Ahmad, K Khairatul, A Farnaza
Waiting is a common phenomenon in the doctor's waiting room. The purpose of this audit is to assess patient waiting time and doctor consultation time in a primary healthcare clinic and to formulate strategies for improvement. This audit was conducted at a primary care clinic for 4 weeks using the universal sampling method. All patients who attended the clinic during this period was included in the study except for those who required more time to be seen such as those who were critically ill, aggressive or those who came for repeat medication or procedures only without needing to see the doctor...
2017: Malaysian Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500868/type-1-diabetes-mellitus-care-and-education-in-china-the-3c-study-of-coverage-cost-and-care-in-beijing-and-shantou
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Helen C McGuire, Linong Ji, Katarzyna Kissimova-Skarbek, David Whiting, Florencia Aguirre, Puhong Zhang, Shaoda Lin, Chunxiu Gong, Weigang Zhao, Juming Lu, Xiaohui Guo, Ying Ji, Till Seuring, Tianpei Hong, Lishu Chen, Jianping Weng, Zhiguang Zhou
AIMS: The paucity of data on Type 1 diabetes in China hinders progress in care and policy-making. This study compares Type 1 diabetes care and clinical outcomes in Beijing and Shantou with current clinical guidelines. METHODS: The 3C Study was a cross-sectional study of the clinical practices and outcomes of people with Type 1 diabetes. The study sequentially enrolled 849 participants from hospital records, inpatient wards, and outpatient clinics. Data were collected via face-to-face interviews with patients and health professionals, the Summary of Diabetes Self-Care Activities, medical records, and venous blood samples...
February 28, 2017: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491214/prescribing-pattern-of-psychotropic-medications-in-child-psychiatric-practice-in-a-mental-referral-hospital-in-botswana
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Anthony Olashore, James Ayugi, Philip Opondo
INTRODUCTION: There is a growing preference for psycho-pharmacological therapy over non-pharmacological care. The prescription pattern and the choice of psychotropic medications vary in different settings. Whilst newer agents and rational prescribing are favored in the more specialized settings, the pattern remains unclear in less specialized units, largely due to lack of data. The aims were to conduct a treatment audit in the only mental referral hospital in Botswana, which is a non-specialized child and adolescent care setting and see how it conforms to best practice...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489227/using-quality-improvement-in-resident-education-to-improve-transition-care
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Sofija D Volertas, Rita Rossi-Foulkes
The importance of a specific transition process is recognized by many health organizations. Got Transition, a cooperative endeavor aimed at improving the transition from pediatric to adult health care, developed Six Core Elements defining the basic components of health care transition support. In this article, we review the Six Core Elements by presenting a model that combines resident quality improvement and transition care training. In this Internal Medicine-Pediatrics residency program, ambulatory training for residents takes place in a combined adult and pediatric clinic...
May 1, 2017: Pediatric Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483034/accuracy-of-national-key-performance-indicator-reporting-from-two-aboriginal-medical-services-potential-to-underestimate-the-performance-of-primary-health-care
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Objective The aim of the present study was to assess the accuracy of extracting national key performance indicator (nKPI) data for the Online Community Health Reporting Environment for Health Services (OCHREStreams) program using the Pen Computer Systems (Leichhardt, NSW, Australia) Clinical Audit Tool (CAT) from Communicare (Telstra Health Communicare Systems, Perth, WA, Australia), a commonly used patient information management system (PIMS) in Aboriginal primary care.Methods Two Aboriginal Community-Controlled Health Services (ACCHSs) were recruited to the present study...
May 9, 2017: Australian Health Review: a Publication of the Australian Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475110/public-auditing-with-privacy-protection-in-a-multi-user-model-of-cloud-assisted-body-sensor-networks
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Song Li, Jie Cui, Hong Zhong, Lu Liu
Wireless Body Sensor Networks (WBSNs) are gaining importance in the era of the Internet of Things (IoT). The modern medical system is a particular area where the WBSN techniques are being increasingly adopted for various fundamental operations. Despite such increasing deployments of WBSNs, issues such as the infancy in the size, capabilities and limited data processing capacities of the sensor devices restrain their adoption in resource-demanding applications. Though providing computing and storage supplements from cloud servers can potentially enrich the capabilities of the WBSNs devices, data security is one of the prevailing issues that affects the reliability of cloud-assisted services...
May 5, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469908/measuring-and-improving-cervical-breast-and-colorectal-cancer-screening-rates-in-a-multi-site-urban-practice-in-toronto-canada
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Joshua Feldman, Sam Davie, Tara Kiran
Our Family Health Team is located in Toronto, Canada and provides care to over 35 000 patients. Like many practices in Canada, we took an opportunistic approach to cervical, breast, and colorectal cancer screening. We wanted to shift to a proactive, population-based approach but were unable to systematically identify patients overdue for screening or calculate baseline screening rates. Our initiative had two goals: (1) to develop a method for systematically identifying patients eligible for screening and whether they were overdue and (2) to increase screening rates for cervical, breast, and colorectal cancer...
2017: BMJ Quality Improvement Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469889/a-quality-improvement-approach-to-standardization-and-sustainability-of-the-hand-off-process
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Craig Fryman, Carine Hamo, Siddharth Raghavan, Nirvani Goolsarran
There is mounting evidence that communication and hand-off failures are a root cause of two-thirds of sentinel events in hospitals. Several studies have shown that non-standardized hand-offs have yielded poor patient outcomes and adverse events. At Stony Brook University Hospital, there were numerous reported adverse events related to poor hand-off during the transfer of patient responsibility from one resident caregiver to the next. A resident-conducted root cause analysis identified lack of a standardized hand-off process and formal training on safe and efficient hand-off among caregivers as key contributing factors...
2017: BMJ Quality Improvement Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469332/taxane-combination-chemotherapy-in-breast-cancer-experience-from-a-tertiary-cancer-centre-in-india
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Jyoti Bajpai, Deepa Susan, Vijay Patil, Reena Nair, Jaya Ghosh, R A Badwe, Sudeep Gupta
AIMS: Docetaxel, Doxorubicin, Cyclophosphamide (TAC) is an intensive chemotherapy regimen; however, being highly myelosuppressive, its usage is limited in developing countries and hence merits exploration for feasibility and efficacy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a retrospective audit of medical records of breast cancer patients receiving TAC chemotherapy) from 2004 to 2008. Demographic details, toxicity, and outcome analysis were carried out. RESULTS: A total of 133 patients (126 in [neo] adjuvant and 7 in metastatic setting) received TAC chemotherapy...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Medical and Paediatric Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469315/fine-needle-aspiration-biopsy-an-entrustable-professional-activity-in-cytopathology-postgraduate-training
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Harresh B Kumar, Amir M Khan, Vinod K Arora, Navjeevan Singh
CONTEXT: In the context of competency-based medical education being advocated worldwide, fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) is considered as an entrustable professional activity (EPA). There is no information regarding how much time and training are required to achieve a "competent level" for performing and documenting FNAB in the Indian context. AIM: To determine the time taken by an average postgraduate pathology trainee to become competent in performing FNAB with respect to history taking, clinical examination, and fine needle aspirate adequacy...
April 2017: Journal of Cytology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462659/prevalence-management-and-outcome-of-traumatic-diaphragm-injuries-managed-by-the-pietermaritzburg-metropolitan-trauma-service
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N D'Souza, D Clarke, G Laing
INTRODUCTION This audit of traumatic diaphram injury (TDI) from a busy South African trauma service reviews the spectrum of disease and highlights current approaches to these injuries. METHODS The Pietermaritzburg Metropolitan Trauma Service (PMTS) has maintained an Electronic Surgical Registry (ESR) and a Hybrid Electronic Medical Record (HEMR) system since January 1(st) 2012. RESULTS A total of 105 TDIs were identified and repaired during the study period. The mean patient age was 30 years (range 15-68 years - SD 9...
May 2017: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449598/using-grade-as-a-framework-to-guide-research-on-the-sexual-and-reproductive-health-and-rights-srhr-of-women-living-with-hiv-methodological-opportunities-and-challenges
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Nandi Siegfried, Manjulaa Narasimhan, Caitlin E Kennedy, Alice Welbourn, Anandi Yuvraj
In March 2016, WHO reviewed evidence to develop global recommendations on the sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) of women living with HIV. Systematic reviews and a global survey of women living with HIV informed the guideline development decision-making process. New recommendations covered abortion, Caesarean section, safe disclosure, and empowerment and self-efficacy interventions. Identification of key research gaps is part of the WHO guidelines development process, but consistent methods to do so are lacking...
April 27, 2017: AIDS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438256/clinical-profile-and-outcome-of-patients-with-biopsy-proven-acute-interstitial-nephritis-in-cape-town-a-10-year-review%C3%A2
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Emmanuel E Effa, Udeme E Ekrikpo, Megan Borkum, Brian L Rayner, Peter Heering, Ikechi G Okpechi
BACKGROUND: Acute interstitial nephritis (AIN) is a common cause of acute kidney injury that has not been adequately characterized in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) despite an increasing use of potentially inciting agents for the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and tuberculosis in the region. METHODS: A retrospective audit of records of patients with biopsy-proven AIN diagnosed at Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town from the 1st of January, 2006, to the 31st of December, 2015...
April 25, 2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430385/significant-reductions-in-alcohol-use-after-hepatitis-c-treatment-results-from-the-french-anrs-co13-hepavih-cohort
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Rod Knight, Perrine Roux, Antoine Vilotitch, Fabienne Marcellin, Eric Rosenthal, Laure Esterle, François Boué, David Rey, Lionel Piroth, Stéphanie Dominguez, Philippe Sogni, Dominique Salmon-Ceron, Bruno Spire, Maria Patrizia Carrieri
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Few data exist on changes to substance use patterns before and after hepatitis C virus (HCV) treatment. We used longitudinal data of HIV-HCV co-infected individuals to examine whether receiving Peg-interferon (Peg-IFN)-based therapy irrespective of HCV clearance could modify tobacco, cannabis and alcohol use. DESIGN: A prospective cohort of HIV-HCV co-infected individuals was enrolled from 2006. Participants' clinical data were retrieved from medical records and socio-demographic and behavioral characteristics were collected by yearly self-administered questionnaires...
April 21, 2017: Addiction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422404/the-use-of-resuscitation-plans-at-a-tertiary-australian-hospital-room-for-improvement
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Roger J Smith, John D Santamaria, Jennifer A Holmes, Espedito E Faraone, Patricia N Hurune, David A Reid
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the introduction of a document for recording the resuscitation plans of patients at a tertiary hospital. The 'Acute Resuscitation Plan' (ARP) was introduced in September 2014, superseding the 'Not for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)' form. Unlike the Not for CPR form, the ARP was relevant to patients with and without resuscitation limits. DESIGN: Retrospective audit of the records of all admissions to the hospital from January-June 2014 (Not for CPR period) and January-June 2015 (ARP period)...
April 19, 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
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