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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549107/physical-functioning-among-older-adults-new-to-long-term-services-and-supports
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Jo-Ana D Chase, Karen B Hirschman, Alexandra L Hanlon, Liming Huang, Kathryn H Bowles, Mary D Naylor
Background and Objectives: To identify determinants of self-reported physical functioning (PF) among older adults new to long-term services and supports (LTSS). Research Design and Method: Using the International Classification of Function, Disability, and Health (ICF) framework, we conducted a secondary analysis of self-reported data on symptoms, basic/instrumental activities of daily living, quality of life, assistive devices, physical therapy needs, prior healthcare utilization, health status, and demographics from 470 older adults new to LTSS (Home/Community-Based n = 156; Assisted Living n = 156; Nursing Home n = 158)...
May 25, 2017: Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547723/capsule-commentary-on-blumenthal-et-al-using-a-self-reported-global-health-measure-to-identify-patients-at-high-risk-for-future-healthcare-utilization
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Joel Papak, Joseph Chiovaro
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 25, 2017: Journal of General Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547119/systematic-review-of-meditation-based-interventions-for-children-with-adhd
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Subhadra Evans, Mathew Ling, Briony Hill, Nicole Rinehart, David Austin, Emma Sciberras
Meditation-based interventions such as mindfulness and yoga are commonly practiced in the general community to improve mental and physical health. Parents, teachers and healthcare providers are also increasingly using such interventions with children. This review examines the use of meditation-based interventions in the treatment of children with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Electronic databases searched included PsycINFO, Medline, CINAHL, and AMED. Inclusion criteria involved children (aged to 18 years) diagnosed with ADHD, delivery of a meditation-based intervention to children and/or parents, and publication in a peer-reviewed journal...
May 25, 2017: European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546781/role-of-adult-asthma-education-in-improving-asthma-control-and-reducing-emergency-room-utilization-and-hospital-admissions-in-an-inner-city-hospital
#4
Rashmi Mishra, Muhammad Kashif, Sindhaghatta Venkatram, Teresa George, Kristina Luo, Gilda Diaz-Fuentes
Objective. Asthma education programs have been shown to decrease healthcare utilization and improve disease control and management. The purpose of our study was to evaluate the impact of an outpatient adult asthma education program in an inner city hospital caring for patients with low socioeconomic and educational status. Methods. An asthma education program was implemented in September 2014. Patients who received education from September 2014 to July 2015 were evaluated. Outcomes were compared for the same group of patients before and after education...
2017: Canadian Respiratory Journal: Journal of the Canadian Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545802/attitudes-towards-disorders-of-sex-development-nomenclature-among-affected-individuals
#5
Emilie K Johnson, Ilina Rosoklija, Courtney Finlayson, Diane Chen, Elizabeth B Yerkes, Mary Beth Madonna, Jane L Holl, Arlene B Baratz, Georgiann Davis, Earl Y Cheng
INTRODUCTION: Although now commonly used in medicine, the updated "disorders of sex development" (DSD) nomenclature formally introduced in 2006 has never been universally accepted by members of the affected community, particularly advocacy groups. Use of this nomenclature by medical professionals may unintentionally negatively affect access to healthcare and research for individuals with DSD conditions. OBJECTIVE: Among individuals affected by various DSD diagnoses, this study sought to (1) evaluate attitudes towards potentially controversial DSD terminology, (2) determine potential impact of terminology on how affected individuals access healthcare, and (3) explore alternate terms...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545491/treatment-of-acute-sciatica-with-transforaminal-epidural-corticosteroids-and-local-anesthetic-design-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Bastiaan C Ter Meulen, Esther T Maas, Amrita Vyas, Marinus van der Vegt, Koo de Priester, Michiel R de Boer, Maurits W van Tulder, Henry C Weinstein, Raymond W J G Ostelo
BACKGROUND: Transforaminal epidural injections with steroids (TESI) are used increasingly for patients with sciatica. However there is much debate about their safety and effectiveness. It is important to identify patients that benefit most from TESI and only few trials have yet evaluated the effects in patients with acute sciatica. METHODS: We describe a prospective, randomized controlled trial (RCT), with the aim to evaluate the hypothesis that TESI plus Levobupivacaine (TESI-plus) added to oral pain medication is more effective compared to pain medication alone or compared to transforaminal injection with a local anesthetic of short duration among patients with acute sciatica...
May 25, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544787/analysis-of-adults-with-congenital-heart-disease-presenting-to-pediatric-emergency-departments-with-arrhythmias
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Shaun Mohan, Brady S Moffett, Wilson Lam, Caridad de la Uz, Christina Miyake, Santiago O Valdes, Jeffrey J Kim
OBJECTIVE: As survivors of congenital heart disease (CHD) continue to age, healthcare utilization by this population has increased. It is unknown how often these patients utilize the emergency department (ED) at children's hospitals and how arrhythmias play a role in their utilization of care. DESIGN: Using a retrospective cohort design, the Pediatric Hospital Information System (PHIS) database was investigated and we studied adults (≥18 years) with CHD (ACHD) who presented to pediatric EDs from 2004 to 2014...
May 22, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544396/current-trends-in-racial-ethnic-and-healthcare-disparities-associated-with-pediatric-cardiac-surgery-outcomes
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Jennifer K Peterson, Yanjun Chen, Danh V Nguyen, Shaun P Setty
OBJECTIVE: Despite overall improvements in congenital heart disease outcomes, racial and ethnic disparities have continued. The purpose of this study is to examine the effect of race and ethnicity, as well as other risk factors on congenital heart surgery length of stay and in-hospital mortality. DESIGN: From the 2012 Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Kids Inpatient Database (KID), we identified 13 130 records with Risk Adjustment in Congenital Heart Surgery complexity score-eligible procedures...
May 22, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542791/pregnancy-outcomes-among-syrian-refugee-and-jordanian-women-a-comparative-study
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K Alnuaimi, M Kassab, R Ali, K Mohammad, K Shattnawi
AIM: To compare pregnancy outcomes of Syrian refugee women and Jordanian women. BACKGROUND AND INTRODUCTION: In the past few years, thousands of Syrians fled Syria to neighbouring countries such as Jordan as a result of the continuing conflict in their country. Pregnant refugee women are facing many difficulties that increase the prevalence of antenatal complications. However, there is limited awareness of whether Syrian refugee women have different risks of pregnancy outcomes than Jordanian women...
May 25, 2017: International Nursing Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542093/feasibility-and-applicability-of-antimicrobial-stewardship-in-immunocompromised-patients
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Elizabeth Robilotti, Marisa Holubar, Susan K Seo, Stan Deresinski
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Antimicrobial stewardship is the primary intervention in the battle against antimicrobial resistance, but clinicians do not always apply many key antimicrobial stewardship principles to patients with significant immune defects due to lack of data and fear of bad outcomes. We review evidence regarding the application of stewardship principles to immunocompromised patients, with a focus on solid organ and hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients. RECENT FINDINGS: Antimicrobial stewardship programs (ASPs), targeting immunocompromised patient populations such as oncology and transplant, are gaining traction...
May 24, 2017: Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541871/the-effect-of-comorbidities-on-overall-mortality-in-stevens-johnson-syndrome-an-analysis-of-the-nationwide-inpatient-sample
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Harib Ezaldein, Mariam Totonchy, Christopher Chow, Andre Samuel, Alessandra Ventura
BACKGROUND: Stevens Johnson Syndrome (SJS) is a life threatening skin condition with an overall mortality rate of 5%. Although the causes and pathology of the disease have been well studied, the factors that significantly contribute to mortality remain unclear. OBJECTIVE: To determine relevant risk factors that increase the likelihood of inpatient mortality after diagnosis of SJS. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study of the 2010-2011 Healthcare Costs and Utilization Project (HCUP) Nationwide InpatientSample (NIS) database was conducted...
April 15, 2017: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541816/influences-of-socio-demographic-factors-and-health-utilization-factors-on-patient-centered-provider-communication
#12
Shipra Singh, Na'Tasha Evans, Monica Williams, Nilgun Sezginis, Nana Ama Kwarteng Baryeh
Patient-centered care has been documented as a measure of quality of health care and has been associated with positive health outcomes. However, the effect of health utilization on improving patient-centered communication has not been investigated. This study examined the effect of three important kinds of health utilization: routine check-up, frequency of provider visits in the last year, and quality of health care to patient-centered provider communication. Cross-sectional data from 3,608 respondents to Health Information National Trends Survey-Cycle 4 2014 were analyzed...
May 25, 2017: Health Communication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540765/an-update-on-pediatric-bronchiectasis
#13
Danielle F Wurzel, Anne B Chang
The prevalence and awareness of bronchiectasis not related to cystic fibrosis (CF) is increasing and it is now recognized as a major cause of respiratory morbidity, mortality and healthcare utilization worldwide. The need to elucidate the early origins of bronchiectasis is increasingly appreciated and has been identified as an important research priority. Current treatments for pediatric bronchiectasis are limited to antimicrobials, airway clearance techniques and vaccination. Several new drugs targeting airway inflammation are currently in development...
May 25, 2017: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540617/pediatric-patient-and-caregiver-preferences-in-the-development-of-a-mobile-health-application-for-management-of-surgical-colorectal-conditions
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Mehul V Raval, Natalie Taylor, Kaitlin Piper, Mitali Thakore, Kathleen Hoff, Shane Owens, Megan M Durham
Patient-centered frameworks are an effective way to engage patients in treatment plans, strengthen adherence behaviors, and improve disease outcomes. These frameworks can also be applied in the design of mobile technology disease management applications. However, the utilization of these frameworks is rare and frequently overlooked in existing colorectal mobile health (mHealth) applications. The purpose of this study was to utilize a patient-centered framework to facilitate the development of a valid, appropriate, and feasible mHealth tool for pediatric patients and their caregivers...
July 2017: Journal of Medical Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539077/clinical-utility-of-the-mbias-and-nsi-validity-10-to-detect-symptom-over-reporting-following-mild-tbi-a-multicenter-investigation-with-military-service-members
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Patrick Armistead-Jehle, Douglas B Cooper, Chad E Grills, Wesley R Cole, Sara M Lippa, Robert L Stegman, Rael T Lange
Self-report measures are commonly relied upon in military healthcare environments to assess service members following a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). However, such instruments are susceptible to over-reporting and rarely include validity scales. This study evaluated the utility of the mild Brain Injury Atypical Symptoms scale (mBIAS) and the Neurobehavioral Symptom Inventory Validity-10 scale to detect symptom over-reporting. A total of 359 service members with a reported history of mTBI were separated into two symptom reporting groups based on MMPI-2-RF validity scales (i...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538455/operative-fixation-for-clavicle-fractures-socioeconomic-differences-persist-despite-overall-population-increases-in-utilization
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William W Schairer, Benedict U Nwachukwu, Russell F Warren, David M Dines, Lawrence V Gulotta
BACKGROUND: Clavicle fractures were traditionally treated conservatively, but recent evidence has shown improved outcomes with surgical management. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the recent trends in operative treatment of clavicle fractures, and to analyze for patient related factors that may affect treatment strategy. METHODS: The Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) California and Florida inpatient, outpatient, and the Emergency Department databases were used to identify all patients with clavicle fractures between 2005 and 2010...
June 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537762/creation-of-an-integrated-knowledge-translation-process-to-improve-pediatric-emergency-care-in-canada
#17
Robin M Featherstone, Carly Leggett, Lisa Knisley, Mona Jabbour, Terry P Klassen, Shannon D Scott, Greg Van De Mosselaer, Lisa Hartling
TREKK (Translating Emergency Knowledge for Kids) was established to address knowledge needs to support care of children in general emergency departments. To achieve this goal, we developed an integrated knowledge translation (KT) process based on identified priorities to create the TREKK Evidence Repository, containing "knowledge pyramids" and Bottom Line Recommendations (summary documents) on the diagnosis and treatment of emergency pediatric conditions. The objective of this article is to describe our methods for developing and disseminating the TREKK Evidence Repository to improve pediatric emergency care in Canada...
May 24, 2017: Health Communication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536960/predictors-of-inpatient-psychiatric-hospitalization-for-children-and-adolescents-with-autism-spectrum-disorder
#18
Giulia Righi, Jill Benevides, Carla Mazefsky, Matthew Siegel, Stephen J Sheinkopf, Eric M Morrow
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is associated with significant healthcare expenditures and a greater utilization of psychiatric health services. High utilization may not be evenly distributed across individuals with ASD. The objective of this study was to identify individual and family characteristics that increase the risk of psychiatric hospitalization. Naturalistic study of two age- and gender-matched ASD cohorts, inpatients enrolled in the Autism Inpatient Collection (AIC) and outpatients enrolled in the Rhode Island Consortium of Autism Research and Treatment (RI-CART), revealed a number of factors associated with hospitalization...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536955/using-discrete-choice-experiments-to-inform-the-benefit-risk-assessment-of-medicines-are-we-ready-yet
#19
Caroline M Vass, Katherine Payne
There is emerging interest in the use of discrete choice experiments as a means of quantifying the perceived balance between benefits and risks (quantitative benefit-risk assessment) of new healthcare interventions, such as medicines, under assessment by regulatory agencies. For stated preference data on benefit-risk assessment to be used in regulatory decision making, the methods to generate these data must be valid, reliable and capable of producing meaningful estimates understood by decision makers. Some reporting guidelines exist for discrete choice experiments, and for related methods such as conjoint analysis...
May 23, 2017: PharmacoEconomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536168/psychiatric-hospitalization-increases-short-term-risk-of-stroke
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Jonah P Zuflacht, Yuefan Shao, Ian M Kronish, Donald Edmondson, Mitchell S V Elkind, Hooman Kamel, Amelia K Boehme, Joshua Z Willey
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Recent evidence suggests that psychological distress, including the symptoms of psychiatric illness, may acutely increase the risk of stroke. However, existing studies are limited by small sample sizes, inherent recall bias, and poorly defined criteria for what constitutes psychological distress. METHODS: We analyzed administrative data from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project for the state of California from 2007 to 2009 using a case-crossover design...
May 23, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
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