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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333660/interventions-to-increase-attendance-for-diabetic-retinopathy-screening
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John G Lawrenson, Ella Graham-Rowe, Fabiana Lorencatto, Jennifer Burr, Catey Bunce, Jillian J Francis, Patricia Aluko, Stephen Rice, Luke Vale, Tunde Peto, Justin Presseau, Noah Ivers, Jeremy M Grimshaw
BACKGROUND: Despite evidence supporting the effectiveness of diabetic retinopathy screening (DRS) in reducing the risk of sight loss, attendance for screening is consistently below recommended levels. OBJECTIVES: The primary objective of the review was to assess the effectiveness of quality improvement (QI) interventions that seek to increase attendance for DRS in people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes.Secondary objectives were:To use validated taxonomies of QI intervention strategies and behaviour change techniques (BCTs) to code the description of interventions in the included studies and determine whether interventions that include particular QI strategies or component BCTs are more effective in increasing screening attendance;To explore heterogeneity in effect size within and between studies to identify potential explanatory factors for variability in effect size;To explore differential effects in subgroups to provide information on how equity of screening attendance could be improved;To critically appraise and summarise current evidence on the resource use, costs and cost effectiveness...
January 15, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331633/organ-donation-in-the-icu-a-document-analysis-of-institutional-policies-protocols-and-order-sets
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Simon J W Oczkowski, John E Centofanti, Pamela Durepos, Erika Arseneau, Julija Kelecevic, Deborah J Cook, Maureen O Meade
OBJECTIVE: To better understand how local policies influence organ donation rates. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY/DESIGN: We conducted a document analysis of our ICU organ donation policies, protocols and order sets. We used a systematic search of our institution's policy library to identify documents related to organ donation. We used Mindnode software to create a publication timeline, basic statistics to describe document characteristics, and qualitative content analysis to extract document themes...
January 10, 2018: Intensive & Critical Care Nursing: the Official Journal of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327992/digitalhub-a-repository-focused-on-the-future
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Violeta Ilik, Piotr Hebal, Anton Olson, Susan Wishnetsky, Joelen Pastva, Ramune Kubilius, Jonathan Shank, Karen Gutzman, Margarita Chung, Kristi Holmes
The DigitalHub scholarly repository was developed and launched at the Galter Health Sciences Library for the Feinberg School of Medicine and the greater Northwestern Medicine community. The repository was designed to allow scholars the ability to create, share, and preserve a range of citable digital outputs. This article traces the evolution of DigitalHub's development and engagement activities, highlighting project challenges, innovations, success stories, and the team-based approach that was employed to successfully achieve project goals...
January 2018: Medical Reference Services Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327989/making-it-work-for-everyone-an-evolving-reference-service
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Jonquil D Feldman, Emme Lopez, Christine S Gaspard, Karen D Barton, Luis F Barcenes
At an academic health science center, librarians identified problems, weaknesses, and strengths in reference services. The on-call reference schedule was discontinued and a question flowchart was developed for circulation staff. Only research questions were referred to librarians, who would respond if available. Circulation staff perceived the unscheduled, voluntary model was not working well for the patrons or the staff. After two months, the schedule was reinstated with a hybrid version of the previous on-call format...
January 2018: Medical Reference Services Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327981/hiv-aids-outreach-curriculum-development-and-skills-training-to-health-and-information-professionals
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Gretchen M Kuntz, Nancy Schaefer, Hannah F Norton, Michele R Tennant
With funding from the National Library of Medicine HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Program (ACIOP), librarians at the University of Florida Health Sciences Libraries partnered with university and community groups to facilitate collaboration, develop new information resources, develop information-seeking skills, and raise general awareness surrounding HIV/AIDS risks, prevention, and treatment. This article describes the skills development elements of the project, including development and implementation of an HIV/AIDS information resource curriculum for health care providers, social services professionals, and public librarians within the project's partner organizations...
January 2018: Medical Reference Services Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322473/pharmaceutical-care-and-health-related-quality-of-life-outcomes-over-the-past-25%C3%A2-years-have-we-measured-dimensions-that-really-matter
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Mohammed A Mohammed, Rebekah J Moles, Timothy F Chen
Background Several measures of Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) have been used to evaluate Pharmaceutical Care (PC) interventions in the past decades. However, their suitability for evaluation of PC services has not been comprehensively evaluated. Aim of the review The aim of this review was to perform content analysis of HRQoL measures used in PC studies to gain an insight into their suitability for evaluation of PC services. Method PC studies evaluating HRQoL as a primary or secondary outcomes were retrieved based on a literature search of articles published from 1990 to 2015, on Medline, Embase, International Pharmaceutical Abstracts, Global Health, PsycInfo, Web of Science, Cinahl, HealthStar, Cochrane Library, AUSThealth, Australian Medical Index, and Current content...
January 10, 2018: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321046/application-of-causal-inference-methods-in-the-analyses-of-randomised-controlled-trials-a-systematic-review
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Ruth E Farmer, Daphne Kounali, A Sarah Walker, Jelena Savović, Alison Richards, Margaret T May, Deborah Ford
BACKGROUND: Applications of causal inference methods to randomised controlled trial (RCT) data have usually focused on adjusting for compliance with the randomised intervention rather than on using RCT data to address other, non-randomised questions. In this paper we review use of causal inference methods to assess the impact of aspects of patient management other than the randomised intervention in RCTs. METHODS: We identified papers that used causal inference methodology in RCT data from Medline, Premedline, Embase, Cochrane Library, and Web of Science from 1986 to September 2014, using a forward citation search of five seminal papers, and a keyword search...
January 10, 2018: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319610/the-effectiveness-of-online-pain-resources-for-health-professionals-a-systematic-review-with-subset-meta-analysis-of-educational-intervention-studies
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Christina Liossi DPsych, Alessandro Failo PhD, Daniel E Schoth PhD, Glyn Williams Md, Richard Howard Md
Online educational interventions are increasingly developed for health professionals and students, although graduate and undergraduate medical curricular often contain limited information about how to assess and manage pain. This study reviews the literature on the effectiveness of pain-related online educational resources. Studies were identified via a search of Medline, PsychINFO, Web of Science, CINAHL, PubMed, Scopus, Cochrane Library, Google Scholar and OpenGrey databases. Search terms included three concept blocks: (i) type of intervention - online education, computer-based, e-learning, web-based, and internet-based; (ii) population - pediatrician, physician, nurse, psychologist, medical; (iii) outcome - pain*...
January 9, 2018: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318111/escherichia-coli-in-iran-an-overview-of-antibiotic-resistance-a-review-article
#9
REVIEW
Hesam Alizade
Background: Escherichia coli is the most prominent cause of infectious diseases that span from the gastrointestinal tract to extra-intestinal sites such as urinary tract infection, septicaemia, and neonatal meningitis. The emergence and spread of antibiotic resistance in E. coli is an increasing public health concern across the world. Rising resistance in E. coli isolates is also observed in Iran. This review summarizes the status of antibiotic resistance of E. coli isolates in Iran from 2007 to 2016...
January 2018: Iranian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317127/low-dosing-of-gonadotropins-in-in%C3%A2-vitro-fertilization-cycles-for-women-with-poor-ovarian-reserve-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Mohamed Abdel-Fattah Youssef, Madelon van Wely, Monique Mochtar, Usama Mohamed Fouda, Ashraf Eldaly, Eman Zein El Abidin, Ahmed Elhalwagy, Ahmed Abdel Mageed Abdallah, Sherif Sameh Zaki, Mohamed Sayed Abdel Ghafar, Mohamed Nagi Mohesen, Fulco van der Veen
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of low doses of gonadotropins and gonadotropins combined with oral compounds compared with high doses of gonadotropins in ovarian stimulation regimens in terms of ongoing pregnancy per fresh IVF attempt in women with poor ovarian reserve undergoing IVF/intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) treatment. DESIGN: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled studies that evaluate the effectiveness of low dosing of gonadotropins alone or combined with oral compounds compared with high doses of gonadotropins in women with poor ovarian reserve undergoing IVF/ICSI treatment...
January 6, 2018: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316548/determinants-of-dental-care-attendance-during-pregnancy-a-systematic-review
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Juliana Schaia Rocha, Letícia Yumi Arima, Renata Iani Werneck, Samuel Jorge Moysés, Márcia Helena Baldani
Despite the fact that dental care attendance during pregnancy has been recommended by guidelines and institutions, the demand for dental services is still low among pregnant women. The aim of this study was to identify and analyze the determinants of dental care attendance during pregnancy. We performed a systematic literature search in the electronic databases PubMed, Scopus, Web of Science, Latin American and Caribbean Health Sciences Literature, Brazilian Library in Dentistry, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, and Medline using relevant keywords...
January 10, 2018: Caries Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306937/the-effects-of-stress-and-meditation-on-the-immune-system-human-microbiota-and-epigenetics
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Ayman Mukerji Househam, Christine Tara Peterson, Deepak Chopra
Context • Globally, more than 25% of individuals are affected by anxiety and depression disorders. Meditation is gaining popularity in clinical settings and its treatment efficacy is being studied for a wide array of psychological and physiological ailments. An exploration of stress physiology is an essential precursor to delineation of the mechanisms underlying the beneficial effects of meditation practices. Objective • The review outlines a model of interconnected physiological processes that might support the continued inclusion and expansion of meditation in the treatment of diverse medical conditions and to investigate the role that gut microbiota may play in realizing well-being through meditation...
October 2017: Advances in Mind-body Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306532/association-between-apical-periodontitis-and-interleukin-gene-polymorphisms-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Alessandro G Salles, Lívia A A Antunes, Erika Calvano Küchler, Leonardo S Antunes
INTRODUCTION: Genetic polymorphisms may result in altered gene expression or functional changes of the encoded molecules and could possibly generate a deficient immunity. Consequently, individuals with specific genotypes could be more susceptible to disease or could present an increase in disease severity. Our study is aimed to verify, through a systematic review and meta-analysis registered in the PROSPERO database (CRD42016043905), whether currently available evidence supports a relationship between interleukin gene polymorphisms and apical periodontitis (AP)...
January 3, 2018: Journal of Endodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303808/gathering-validity-evidence-for-surgical-simulation-a-systematic-review
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Nanna Jo Borgersen, Therese M H Naur, Stine M D Sørensen, Flemming Bjerrum, Lars Konge, Yousif Subhi, Ann Sofia S Thomsen
OBJECTIVE: To identify current trends in the use of validity frameworks in surgical simulation, to provide an overview of the evidence behind the assessment of technical skills in all surgical specialties, and to present recommendations and guidelines for future validity studies. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Validity evidence for assessment tools used in the evaluation of surgical performance is of paramount importance to ensure valid and reliable assessment of skills...
January 4, 2018: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303059/association-between-endometriosis-and-preterm-birth-in-women-with-spontaneous-conception-or-using-assisted-reproductive-technology-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-cohort-studies
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Faustino R Pérez-López, Pablo Villagrasa-Boli, María Muñoz-Olarte, Álex Morera-Grau, Pablo Cruz-Andrés, Adrian V Hernandez
OBJECTIVE: To perform a systematic review and meta-analysis to estimate the effect of endometriosis on preterm birth (PB) risk. METHODS: Searches were conducted in PubMed-MEDLINE, Embase, Scopus, Web of Science, Cochrane Library, Google Scholar, and SciELO for studies published in all languages from inception through April 2017. We included cohort studies evaluating pregnant women with and without endometriosis and conception either by spontaneous conception (SC) or with assisted reproductive technology (ART)...
January 1, 2018: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299731/micrornas-as-effective-surrogate-biomarkers-for-early-diagnosis-of-oral-cancer
#16
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Min Cao, Lijuan Zheng, Jianzhou Liu, Thomas Dobleman, Shen Hu, Vay Liang W Go, Ge Gao, Gary Guishan Xiao
BACKGROUND: Oral squamous cell carcinomas (OC) are life-threatening diseases emerging as major international health concerns. OBJECTIVE: Development of an efficient clinical strategy for early diagnosis of the disease is a key for reducing the death rate. Biomarkers are proven to be an effective approach for clinical diagnosis of cancer. Although mechanisms underlying regulation of oral malignancy are still unclear, microRNAs (miRNAs) as a group of small non-coded RNAs may be developed as the effective biomarkers used for early detection of oral cancer...
January 3, 2018: Clinical Oral Investigations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290131/a-comparison-of-the-techniques-of-direct-pars-interarticularis-repairs-for-spondylolysis-and-low-grade-spondylolisthesis-a-meta-analysis
#17
Nasser Mohammed, Devi Prasad Patra, Vinayak Narayan, Amey R Savardekar, Rimal Hanif Dossani, Papireddy Bollam, Shyamal Bir, Anil Nanda
OBJECTIVE Spondylosis with or without spondylolisthesis that does not respond to conservative management has an excellent outcome with direct pars interarticularis repair. Direct repair preserves the segmental spinal motion. A number of operative techniques for direct repair are practiced; however, the procedure of choice is not clearly defined. The present study aims to clarify the advantages and disadvantages of the different operative techniques and their outcomes. METHODS A meta-analysis was conducted in accordance with the PRISMA (Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses) guidelines...
January 2018: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287854/systematic-review-of-knowledge-of-attitudes-towards-and-practices-for-newborn-hearing-screening-among-healthcare-professionals
#18
REVIEW
Rohit Ravi, Dhanshree R Gunjawate, Krishna Yerraguntla, Bellur Rajashekhar
INTRODUCTION: The success of newborn hearing screening programs lies in the timely identification, diagnosis, and management of children with hearing loss accomplished via a multidisciplinary newborn hearing screening (NHS) team. The team is typically comprised of various healthcare professionals who act as decision makers as well as facilitators for different stages in the screening process. Team members' knowledge of, attitudes towards, and practices for early hearing detection and intervention programs are critical for success and prevention of loss to follow up...
January 2018: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284075/atraumatic-restorative-treatment-versus-conventional-restorative-treatment-for-managing-dental-caries
#19
REVIEW
Mojtaba Dorri, Maria José Martinez-Zapata, Tanya Walsh, Valeria Cc Marinho, Aubrey Sheiham Deceased, Carlos Zaror
BACKGROUND: Dental caries is a sugar-dependent disease that damages tooth structure and, due to loss of mineral components, may eventually lead to cavitation. Dental caries is the most prevalent disease worldwide and is considered the most important burden of oral health. Conventional treatment methods (drill and fill) involve the use of rotary burs under local anaesthesia. The need for an electricity supply, expensive handpieces and highly trained dental health personnel may limit access to dental treatment, especially in underdeveloped regions...
December 28, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279686/abutment-misfit-in-implant-supported-prostheses-manufactured-by-casting-technique-an-integrative-review
#20
REVIEW
Lorena M S Pereira, Mariane B Sordi, Ricardo S Magini, Antônio R Calazans Duarte, Júlio C M Souza
The aim of this study was to perform an integrative review of the literature on the clinically usual prosthesis-abutment misfit over implant-supported structures manufactured by conventional casting technique. The present integrative review used the PRISMA methodology. A bibliographical search was conducted on the following electronic databases: MEDLINE/PubMed (National Library of Medicine), Scopus (Elsevier), ScienceDirect (Elsevier), Web of Science (Thomson Reuters Scientific), Latin American and Caribbean Center on Health Sciences Information (BIREME), and Virtual Health Library (BVS)...
October 2017: European Journal of Dentistry
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