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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925749/cardiac-telerehabilitation-a-novel-cost-efficient-care-delivery-strategy-that-can-induce-long-term-health-benefits
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Ines Frederix, Francesca Solmi, Massimo F Piepoli, Paul Dendale
Background Finding innovative and cost-efficient care strategies that induce long-term health benefits in cardiac patients constitutes a big challenge today. The aim of this Telerehab III follow-up study was to assess whether a 6-month additional cardiac telerehabilitation programme could induce long-term health benefits and remain cost-efficient after the tele-intervention ended. Methods and results A total of 126 cardiac patients first completed the multicentre, randomised controlled telerehabilitation trial (Telerehab III, time points t0 to t1)...
January 1, 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919065/metabolically-healthy-obesity-the-low-hanging-fruit-in-obesity-treatment
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REVIEW
Norbert Stefan, Hans-Ulrich Häring, Matthias B Schulze
Obesity increases the risk of several other chronic diseases and, because of its epidemic proportions, has become a major public health problem worldwide. Alarmingly, a lower proportion of adults have tried to lose weight during the past decade than during the mid-1980s to 1990s. The first-line treatment option for obesity is lifestyle intervention. Although this approach can decrease fat mass in the short term, these beneficial effects typically do not persist. If a large amount of weight loss is not an easily achievable goal, other goals that might motivate people with obesity to adopt a healthy lifestyle should be considered...
September 14, 2017: Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918760/effects-of-a-school-readiness-intervention-on-hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal-axis-functioning-and-school-adjustment-for-children-in-foster-care
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Alice M Graham, Katherine C Pears, Hyoun K Kim, Jacqueline Bruce, Philip A Fisher
Maltreated children in foster care are at high risk for dysregulated hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis functioning and educational difficulties. The present study examined the effects of a short-term school readiness intervention on HPA axis functioning in response to the start of kindergarten, a critical transition marking entry to formal schooling, and whether altered HPA axis functioning influenced children's school adjustment. Compared to a foster care comparison group, children in the intervention group showed a steeper diurnal cortisol slope on the first day of school, a pattern previously observed among nonmaltreated children...
September 18, 2017: Development and Psychopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912950/quality-improvement-regarding-handoff
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Scott Studeny, Lauren Burley, Kelsey Cowen, Melanie Akers, Kelly O'Neill, Susan L Flesher
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Previous studies have emphasized the importance of effectual communication during patient handoffs. The objectives of this study were to (1) implement a resident-driven quality improvement project to improve handoffs by including key elements that are necessary for a safe and effective handoff. We chose to use the IPASS (illness severity, patient summary, action items, situation awareness and contingency planning, synthesis by receiver) mnemonic as our standardized handoff model; (2) Consider balancing measures in an effort to be aware of any negative effects of our interventions on resident satisfaction with the system...
2017: SAGE Open Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910662/effect-of-a-clinical-skills-refresher-course-on-the-clinical-performance-anxiety-and-self-efficacy-of-the-final-year-undergraduate-nursing-students
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Hooman Shahsavari, Shahrzad Ghiyasvandian, Marian L Houser, Masoumeh Zakerimoghadam, Seyedeh Sosan Nouri Kermanshahi, Sedigheh Torabi
Although the final year of nursing undergraduate programs that focus on clinical education are planned to prepare nursing students to better transition to the real world of health care service; evidence has shown that this program is not sufficient to reach this end goal. This controlled trial study was to investigate the effectiveness of a basic clinical skills refresher course for nursing students before entering the internship program. The sample consisted of 160 undergraduate nursing students assigned into two groups...
August 8, 2017: Nurse Education in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904547/the-process-of-transition-to-hemodialysis-a-grounded-theory-research
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Parkhideh Hassani, Masoumeh Otaghi, Mansoureh Zagheri-Tafreshi, Alireza Nikbakht-Nasrabadi
BACKGROUND: Transition is a passage or movement from one state, condition, or place to another. Patients with chronic disorders such as end-stage renal disease experience transitions. This study aims to explore the process of transition to hemodialysis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a qualitative grounded theory of a doctoral dissertation. Twenty-four participants (19 patients on hemodialysis, 2 family members, 2 nurses, and a physician) were selected through purposive and theoretical sampling until data saturation...
July 2017: Iranian Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901230/clinical-progress-in-the-management-of-tetralogy-of-fallot-in-the-dominican-republic-a-case-series
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María T Perez, Marietta Vázquez, Michael F Canarie, Janet Toribio, Juan León-Wyss
BACKGROUND: Definitive surgical interventions for Dominican children with congenital heart disease, like those of other low- and middle-income countries, have been historically limited. METHODS: We undertook review of a case series focusing on the surgical correction of complex forms of tetralogy of Fallot at a single center, CEDIMAT Centro Cardiovascular, in the Dominican Republic, over a 30-month period. RESULTS: According to our criteria, 43 cases were determined to be complex tetralogy of Fallot repairs from the two-year period...
September 2017: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898740/transition-from-children-s-to-adult-services-for-young-adults-with-life-limiting-conditions-a-realist-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
Helen Kerr, Jayne Price, Honor Nicholl, Peter O'Halloran
BACKGROUND: Improvements in care and treatment have led to more young adults with life-limiting conditions living beyond childhood, which means they must make the transition from children's to adult services. This has proved a challenging process for both young adults and service providers, with complex transition interventions interacting in unpredictable ways with local contexts. OBJECTIVES: To explain how intervention processes interact with contextual factors to help transition from children's to adult services for young adults with life-limiting conditions...
June 23, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898402/interventions-for-obtaining-and-maintaining-employment-in-adults-with-severe-mental-illness-a-network-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Yvonne B Suijkerbuijk, Frederieke G Schaafsma, Joost C van Mechelen, Anneli Ojajärvi, Marc Corbière, Johannes R Anema
BACKGROUND: People with severe mental illness show high rates of unemployment and work disability, however, they often have a desire to participate in employment. People with severe mental illness used to be placed in sheltered employment or were enrolled in prevocational training to facilitate transition to a competitive job. Now, there are also interventions focusing on rapid search for a competitive job, with ongoing support to keep the job, known as supported employment. Recently, there has been a growing interest in combining supported employment with other prevocational or psychiatric interventions...
September 12, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892278/reflection-on-stroke-deaths-and-end-of-life-stroke-care
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Syed Zujajuddin Quadri, Thang Huynh, Cecilia Cappelen-Smith, Nirupama Wijesuriya, Abul Mamun, Roy Beran, Alan Mcdougall, Dennis Cordato
BACKGROUND: The benefit of palliative care referral for severe stroke patients on end-of-life care pathways (EOLCP) is increasingly recognised. Palliative care provides assistance with symptom management and transition to end-of-life care. Advance care planning (ACP) may help accommodate patient/family expectations and guide management. METHOD: Retrospective study of all stroke deaths (2014-2015) at Liverpool Hospital, Sydney, Australia. Data examined included age, co-morbidities, living arrangements, pre-existing ACP, palliative care referral rates and 'survival time'...
September 11, 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887069/better-respiratory-education-and-treatment-help-empower-breathe-study-methodology-and-baseline-characteristics-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial-testing-a-transitional-care-program-to-improve-patient-centered-care-delivery-among-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary
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H Aboumatar, M Naqibuddin, S Chung, H Adebowale, L Bone, T Brown, L A Cooper, A P Gurses, A Knowlton, D Kurtz, L Piet, N Putcha, C Rand, D Roter, E Shattuck, C Sylvester, A Urteaga-Fuentes, R Wise, J L Wolff, T Yang, J Hibbard, E Howell, M Myers, K Shea, J Sullivan, L Syron, Wang Nae-Yuh, P Pronovost
BACKGROUND: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a leading cause of hospitalizations. Interventional studies focusing on the hospital-to-home transition for COPD patients are few. In the BREATHE (Better Respiratory Education and Treatment Help Empower) study, we developed and tested a patient and family-centered transitional care program that helps prepare hospitalized COPD patients and their family caregivers to manage COPD at home. METHODS: In the study's initial phase, we co-developed the BREATHE transitional care program with COPD patients, family-caregivers, and stakeholders...
September 5, 2017: Contemporary Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882156/comparative-safety-and-efficacy-of-pharmacological-and-non-pharmacological-interventions-for-the-behavioral-and-psychological-symptoms-of-dementia-protocol-for-a-systematic-review-and-network-meta-analysis
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Jennifer Watt, Zahra Goodarzi, Andrea C Tricco, Areti-Angeliki Veroniki, Sharon E Straus
BACKGROUND: Behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) are highly prevalent in patients with dementia. Both pharmacological and non-pharmacological strategies are commonly used to treat these symptoms, but their comparative safety and efficacy is unknown. METHODS: We will conduct a systematic review of the published and unpublished literature to retrieve all articles pertaining to outcomes of safety and efficacy associated with pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments of BPSD for patients living in the community and institutionalized care settings...
September 7, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882047/transitions-in-cancer-care-moving-from-crisis-intervention-to-care-planning-and-management
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Rufus Collea, Linda Pulver, Claire Ralli, Amanda Burgess
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June 2017: American Journal of Managed Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880419/effects-of-a-nurse-led-transitional-care-program-on-readmission-self-efficacy-to-implement-health-promoting-behaviors-functional-status-and-life-quality-among-chinese-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Pan Zhang, Feng-Mei Xing, Chang-Zai Li, Wang-Feng Lan, Xiao-Li Zhang
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To examine the effectiveness of a nurse-led transitional care program on readmission, self-efficacy to implement health promoting behaviors, functional status and life quality among Chinese patients with coronary artery disease. BACKGROUND: Coronary artery disease is a major cause of mortality in China. Transitional care could help to ensure improved patient outcomes. Nevertheless, our knowledge of how to perform transitional care for patients with coronary artery disease is insufficient in mainland China...
September 7, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872196/critical-time-intervention-for-homeless-people-making-the-transition-to-community-living-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Renée de Vet, Mariëlle D Beijersbergen, Irene E Jonker, Danielle A M Lako, Albert M van Hemert, Daniel B Herman, Judith R L M Wolf
To help create an evidence base in Europe for effective interventions that improve the well-being of homeless people, we tested whether critical time intervention (CTI), a time-limited intervention developed to support vulnerable people during times of transition, is effective outside the United States. For this multicenter, parallel-group randomized controlled trial, 183 adults who were moving from shelters in the Netherlands to supported or independent housing were allocated to CTI or care-as-usual. The primary outcome was number of days rehoused, which was assessed by interviewing participants four times during a 9-month follow-up...
September 5, 2017: American Journal of Community Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871317/-drug-therapy-safety-at-the-transition-from-hospital-to-community-medicine
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M Hahn, S C Roll, J Klein
OBJECTIVE: We evaluated the qualitative and quantitative changes of medications during the stay on a geriatric-psychiatric ward where the medication was optimized by a clinical pharmacist, and after discharge. The goal of the study was to analyze the continuity of the medication at the transfer from hospital to ambulatory care. METHODS: We interviewed 41 patients on the phone about their drug regimen 4 and 12 weeks after discharge. Medications were compared to their discharge medication...
September 4, 2017: Der Nervenarzt
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866790/weekend-surgical-handover-enhances-early-management-of-acute-clinical-changes-using-a-red-flag-system
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A White-Gibson, C Manole, D Kearney, D Kavanagh
INTRODUCTION: Recent implementation of the European Working Time Directive in Ireland has resulted in a change from thetraditional model of patient care to a system characterised by shift work among clinicians. Effective handover ofpatient information is essential for transfer of responsibility between clinicians and maintaining continuity of care. The weekend has been identified as a particularly vulnerable transition of patient care. AIMS AND METHODS: Our study aims to determine if implementing a formal face-to-face handover accompanied by an electronictemplate in our surgical department can improve the number of adverse events reported back to the primary teamafter a weekend on call...
September 2, 2017: Irish Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859004/effects-of-the-nurse-athlete-program-on-the-healthy-lifestyle-behaviors-physical-health-and-mental-well-being-of-new-graduate-nurses
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David P Hrabe, Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk, Jacalyn Buck, Loraine T Sinnott
Recognizing that transition from nursing student to point-of-care nurse can be a stressful time period in one's career. A pilot study at a large Midwestern medical center tested the preliminary effects of a health-oriented workshop, the Nurse Athlete, on new graduate nurses' healthy lifestyle beliefs, healthy lifestyle behaviors, depressive and anxiety symptoms, as well as health outcomes. The Nurse Athlete workshop, provided in partnership with Johnson & Johnson's Human Performance Institute (HPI), used materials from HPI's Corporate Athlete program...
October 2017: Nursing Administration Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857766/glucose-gel-as-a-treatment-strategy-for-transient-neonatal-hypoglycemia
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Katherine M Newnam, Marissa Bunch
BACKGROUND: Transient asymptomatic neonatal hypoglycemia (TANH) is common as infants transition from their mother's energy stores to their own. There is little evidence supporting the blood glucose threshold that indicates a need for treatment although sustained hypoglycemia has been correlated with negative neurodevelopmental consequences. Treatment of TANH includes a stepwise approach from supplemental enteral feedings, buccal glucose gel, intravenous dextrose infusion, and/or transfer to special care units including neonatal intensive care units...
August 29, 2017: Advances in Neonatal Care: Official Journal of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856665/discharge-plans-for-geriatric-inpatients-with-delirium-a-plan-to-stop-antipsychotics
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Kim G Johnson, Adedayo Fashoyin, Ramiro Madden-Fuentes, Andrew J Muzyk, Jane P Gagliardi, Mamata Yanamadala
BACKGROUND: Studies show inpatient geriatric patients with reversible conditions like delirium may continue on antipsychotic medications without clear indications after hospital discharge. We conducted this study to determine how often geriatric patients were discharged on a newly started antipsychotic during admission with a plan for discontinuation of the antipsychotic documented in the discharge summary. DESIGN: We conducted retrospective chart review identifying geriatric inpatients in our health system started on a new antipsychotic during admission...
August 30, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
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