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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160166/scope-of-practice-and-supervision-of-orthodontic-therapists-in-the-united-kingdom-part-2-a-national-cross-sectional-survey-of-orthodontists
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Charlotte A Dugdale, Farooq Ahmed, David Waring, Ovais H Malik
OBJECTIVE: Since the introduction of orthodontic therapists (OTs), there has been little research on the scope of practice and the level of supervision they receive. This study investigates how OTs are being utilised and supervised, and how this compares with current recommendations. METHODS AND PARTICIPANTS: A postal cross-sectional survey was mailed to all UK General Dental Council (GDC) registered specialist orthodontists. RESULTS: A 59...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Orthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152912/physiological-and-anatomical-dead-space-in-mechanically-ventilated-newborn-infants
#2
Theodore Dassios, Paul Dixon, Ann Hickey, Sotirios Fouzas, Anne Greenough
OBJECTIVES: To compare the anatomical (VD-Ana ) and alveolar dead space (VD-Alv ) in term and prematurely born infants and identify the clinical determinants of those indices. WORKING HYPOTHESIS: VD-Ana and VD-Alv will be higher in prematurely born compared to term born infants. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of data collected at King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK. PATIENT SELECTION: Fifty-six infants (11 term, 45 preterm) were studied at a median age of 8 (IQR 2-33) days...
November 20, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150472/are-food-and-drink-retailers-within-nhs-venues-adhering-to-nice-quality-standard-94-guidance-on-childhood-obesity-a-cross-sectional-study-of-two-large-secondary-care-nhs-hospitals-in-england
#3
Alice James, Laura Birch, Peter Fletcher, Sally Pearson, Catherine Boyce, Andy R Ness, Julian P Hamilton-Shield, Fiona E Lithander
OBJECTIVE: To assess whether the food and drink retail outlets in two major National Health Service (NHS) district general hospitals in England adhere to quality statements 1-3 of the UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) quality standard 94. DESIGN: Cross-sectional, descriptive study to assess the food and drink options available in vending machines, restaurants, cafes and shops in two secondary care hospitals. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Adherence to quality statement 1 whereby the food and drink items available in the vending machines were classified as either healthy or less healthy using the Nutrient Profiling Model (NPM)...
November 16, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150411/an-epithelial-biomarker-signature-for-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis-an-analysis-from-the-multicentre-profile-cohort-study
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Toby M Maher, Eunice Oballa, Juliet K Simpson, Joanne Porte, Anthony Habgood, William A Fahy, Aiden Flynn, Philip L Molyneaux, Rebecca Braybrooke, Hrushikesh Divyateja, Helen Parfrey, Doris Rassl, Anne-Marie Russell, Gauri Saini, Elisabetta A Renzoni, Anne-Marie Duggan, Richard Hubbard, Athol U Wells, Pauline T Lukey, Richard P Marshall, R Gisli Jenkins
BACKGROUND: Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a progressive, fatal disorder with a variable disease trajectory. The aim of this study was to assess potential biomarkers to predict outcomes for people with IPF. METHOD: PROFILE is a large prospective longitudinal cohort of treatment-naive patients with IPF. We adopted a two-stage discovery and validation design using patients from the PROFILE cohort. For the discovery analysis, we examined 106 patients and 50 age and sex matched healthy controls from Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust and the Royal Brompton Hospital...
November 14, 2017: Lancet Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140483/integrative-whole-person-oncology-care-in-the-uk
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Catherine Zollman, Axel Walther, Helen E Seers, Rachel C Jolliffe, Marie J Polley
The term "whole-person cancer care"-an approach that addresses the needs of the person as well as treating the disease-is more widely understood in the United Kingdom than its synonym "integrative oncology." The National Health Service (NHS) provides free access to care for all, which makes it harder to prioritize NHS funding of whole-person medicine, where interventions may be multimodal and lacking in cost-effectiveness data. Despite this, around 30% of cancer patients are known to use some form of complementary or alternative medicine (CAM)...
November 1, 2017: Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Monographs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139220/creating-and-facilitating-change-for-person-centred-coordinated-care-p3c-the-development-of-the-organisational-change-tool-p3c-oct
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Jane Horrell, Helen Lloyd, Thavapriya Sugavanam, James Close, Richard Byng
BACKGROUND: Person Centred Coordinated Care (P3C) is a UK priority for patients, carers, professionals, commissioners and policy makers. Services are developing a range of approaches to deliver this care with a lack of tools to guide implementation. METHODOLOGY: A scoping review and critical examination of current policy, key literature and NHS guidelines, together with stakeholder involvement led to the identification of domains, subdomains and component activities (processes and behaviours) required to deliver P3C...
November 15, 2017: Health Expectations: An International Journal of Public Participation in Health Care and Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138584/repeated-intermittent-ulipristal-acetate-in-the-treatment-of-uterine-fibroids-a-cost-effectiveness-analysis
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Kirk Geale, Ertan Saridogan, Matthieu Lehmann, Pablo Arriagada, Marcus Hultberg, Martin Henriksson
There are limited treatment options available for women with moderate to severe symptoms of uterine fibroids (UFs) who wish to avoid surgery. For these women, treatment with standard pharmaceuticals such as contraceptives is often insufficient to relieve symptoms, and patients may require surgery despite their wish to avoid it. Clinical trials demonstrate that ulipristal acetate 5 mg (UPA) is an effective treatment for this patient group, but its cost-effectiveness has not been assessed in this population. A decision-analytic model was developed to simulate a cohort of patients in this population under treatment with UPA followed by surgery as needed compared to treatment with iron and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) followed by surgery as needed (best supportive care, BSC)...
2017: ClinicoEconomics and Outcomes Research: CEOR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138258/challenges-in-delivering-computed-tomography-coronary-angiography-as-the-first-line-test-for-stable-chest-pain
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John G Dreisbach, Edward D Nicol, Carl A Roobottom, Simon Padley, Giles Roditi
OBJECTIVE: The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) clinical guidelines 'chest pain of recent onset: assessment and diagnosis' (update 2016) state CT coronary angiography (CTCA) should be offered as the first-line investigation for patients with stable chest pain. However, the current provision in the UK is unknown. We aimed to evaluate this and estimate the requirements for full implementation of the guidelines including geographical variation. Ancillary aims included surveying the number of CTCA-capable scanners and accredited practitioners in the UK...
November 14, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137653/prognostic-value-of-pam50-and-risk-of-recurrence-score-in-patients-with-early-stage-breast-cancer-with-long-term-follow-up
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Hege O Ohnstad, Elin Borgen, Ragnhild S Falk, Tonje G Lien, Marit Aaserud, My Anh T Sveli, Jon A Kyte, Vessela N Kristensen, Gry A Geitvik, Ellen Schlichting, Erik A Wist, Therese Sørlie, Hege G Russnes, Bjørn Naume
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate the prognostic value of the PAM50 intrinsic subtypes and risk of recurrence (ROR) score in patients with early breast cancer and long-term follow-up. A special focus was placed on hormone receptor-positive/human epidermal growth factor receptor 2-negative (HR+/HER2-) pN0 patients not treated with chemotherapy. METHODS: Patients with early breast cancer (n = 653) enrolled in the observational Oslo1 study (1995-1998) were followed for distant recurrence and breast cancer death...
November 14, 2017: Breast Cancer Research: BCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133330/improving-best-practise-for-patients-receiving-hospital-discharge-letters-a-realist-review-protocol
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Katharine Weetman, Geoffrey Wong, Emma Scott, Stephanie Schnurr, Jeremy Dale
INTRODUCTION: Discharge documents are important for transferring information from hospitals to the referring clinician; in the UK and many countries, this is often the patient's general practitioner or family physician. However, patients may or may not receive their discharge letters, and whether patients should routinely receive discharge letters remains unclear. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: The review will consolidate evidence on patients receiving discharge letters through the theory-driven approach of a realist review...
November 12, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127626/impact-of-infliximab-and-etanercept-biosimilars-on-biological-disease-modifying-antirheumatic-drugs-utilisation-and-nhs-budget-in-the-uk
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Mohammed I Aladul, Raymond W Fitzpatrick, Stephen R Chapman
OBJECTIVE: Biological disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (bDMARDs) are effective but expensive options for treating rheumatoid arthritis. The introduction of infliximab and etanercept biosimilars presents a significant potential cost saving in a financially constrained health system such as the National Health Service (NHS) in the UK. This study examines the impact of the introduction of infliximab and etanercept biosimilars on the utilisation of bDMARDs and subsequent budget impact...
November 10, 2017: BioDrugs: Clinical Immunotherapeutics, Biopharmaceuticals and Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127541/the-bargaining-of-professionalism-in-emergency-care-practice-nhs-paramedics-and-higher-education
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Assaf Givati, Chris Markham, Ken Street
Over the past 2 decades, as part of reforms to the National Health Service and with it organizational changes to ambulance work in the UK, paramedic education has undergone a process of academisation and a shift from in-house, apprenticeship weeks-long occupational training, to university-based undergraduate programs. While the professional regulation and standardization of Allied Health Professionals' education in high-income countries has captured scholarly attention, the study of paramedic practice is still in its infancy and there is a need to explore its evolvement in relation to the fluid societal-political circumstances affecting its provision and demand...
November 10, 2017: Advances in Health Sciences Education: Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119142/what-constitutes-successful-commissioning-of-transition-from-children-s-to-adults-services-for-young-people-with-long-term-conditions-and-what-are-the-challenges-an-interview-study
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Niina Kolehmainen, Sara McCafferty, Gregory Maniatopoulos, Luke Vale, Ann S Le-Couteur, Allan Colver
Objective: We explored what constitutes successful commissioning for transition and what challenges are associated with this. We aimed: (1) to identify explicit and implicit organisational structures, processes and relationships that drive commissioning around transition; (2) to identify challenges faced by commissioners; and (3) to develop a conceptual model. Design: A qualitative interview study. Setting: Commissioning and provider organisations across primary and secondary care and third sector in England, UK...
September 11, 2017: BMJ Paediatr Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115773/how-nurses-and-midwives-feel-about-revalidation-preliminary-survey-results
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Jacques Wels, Simon Sherring, Janice Algar
The introduction in 2016 of the Nursing and Midwifery Council revalidation process, which involves several standardised steps, has represented a major change for UK nurses and midwives, and is now a compulsory requirement of reregistration. This article presents preliminary results of a survey about revalidation, undertaken in June 2016 at Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust, Dartford, focusing on how nurses and midwives feel about the process. The article considers the effect of different variables, including pay band, seniority and directorate, on nurses' and midwives' perceptions of revalidation, and suggests it is regarded more positively by senior, more experienced staff than by those who are less experienced...
September 28, 2017: Nursing Management (Harrow)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106578/cancer-risk-in-children-born-after-donor-art
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C L Williams, K J Bunch, M F G Murphy, C A Stiller, B J Botting, W H Wallace, M C Davies, A G Sutcliffe
STUDY QUESTION: Do children born after donor ART have an increased risk of developing childhood cancer in comparison to the general population? SUMMARY ANSWER: This study showed no overall increased risk of childhood cancer in individuals born after donor ART. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Most large population-based studies have shown no increase in overall childhood cancer incidence after non-donor ART; however, other studies have suggested small increased risks in specific cancer types, including haematological cancers...
November 2, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102999/prospective-cohort-study-to-investigate-the-burden-and-transmission-of-acute-gastroenteritis-in-care-homes-a-study-protocol
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Thomas Inns, Anna Pulawska-Czub, John P Harris, Roberto Vivancos, Jonathan M Read, Nicholas J Beeching, David J Allen, Miren Iturriza-Gomara, Sarah J O'Brien
INTRODUCTION: Noroviruses are the leading cause of acute gastroenteritis in all age groups, but illness is more severe and causes excess mortality in the elderly, particularly those in long-term care. The total burden of norovirus disease in the elderly in the UK is poorly defined; no current surveillance programmes systematically or accurately quantify norovirus infection in those living in care homes. The aim of this study is to evaluate an enhanced surveillance system for acute gastroenteritis among the elderly in care homes...
November 3, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100202/the-support-control-continuum-an-investigation-of-staff-perspectives-on-factors-influencing-the-success-or-failure-of-de-escalation-techniques-for-the-management-of-violence-and-aggression-in-mental-health-settings
#17
Owen Price, John Baker, Penny Bee, Karina Lovell
BACKGROUND: De-escalation techniques are recommended to manage violence and aggression in mental health settings yet restrictive practices continue to be frequently used. Barriers and enablers to the implementation and effectiveness of de-escalation techniques in practice are not well understood. OBJECTIVES: To obtain staff descriptions of de-escalation techniques currently used in mental health settings and explore factors perceived to influence their implementation and effectiveness...
October 6, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095965/frequent-undetected-mrsa-ward-based-transmission-linked-to-patient-sharing-between-hospitals
#18
Olga Tosas Auguet, Richard A Stabler, Jason Betley, Mark D Preston, Mandeep Dhaliwal, Michael Gaunt, Avgousta Ioannou, Nergish Desai, Tacim Karadag, Rahul Batra, Jonathan A Otter, Helene Marbach, Taane G Clark, Jonathan D Edgeworth
Background: Recent evidence suggests hospital transmission of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is uncommon in UK centers that have implemented sustained infection control programmes. We investigated whether a healthcare-network analysis could shed light on transmission paths currently sustaining MRSA levels in UK hospitals. Methods: A cross-sectional observational study was performed in two NHS hospital groups and a general district hospital in South-East London...
October 31, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094063/a-single-centre-experience-of-day-case-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-outcomes-by-body-mass-index-group
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Kirk Bowling, Samantha Leong, Sarah El-Badawy, Erfan Massri, Jaideep Rait, Jay Atkinson, Gandrapu Srinivas, Stuart Andrews
Aim: The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether patients with a high BMI can undergo safe day case LC for cholecystitis compared to groups of patients with a lower BMI. Setting: NHS District General Hospital, UK. Methods: A retrospective review of 2391 patients who underwent an attempted day case LC between 1 January 2009 and 15 August 2015 was performed. Patients were divided into five groups depending on their BMI. Inclusion criteria were patients undergoing elective day case laparoscopic cholecystectomy with cholecystitis on histology...
2017: Surgery Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092713/randomized-controlled-trial-and-economic-evaluation-of-nurse-led-group-support-for-young-mothers-during-pregnancy-and-the-first-year-postpartum-versus-usual-care
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Jacqueline Barnes, Jane Stuart, Elizabeth Allen, Stavros Petrou, Joanna Sturgess, Jane Barlow, Geraldine Macdonald, Helen Spiby, Dipti Aistrop, Edward Melhuish, Sung Wook Kim, Diana Elbourne
BACKGROUND: Child maltreatment is a significant public health problem. Group Family Nurse Partnership (gFNP) is a new intervention for young, expectant mothers implemented successfully in pilot studies. This study was designed to determine the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of gFNP in reducing risk factors for maltreatment with a potentially vulnerable population. METHODS: A multi-site, randomized controlled, parallel-arm trial and prospective economic evaluation was conducted, with allocation via remote randomization (minimization by site, maternal age group) to gFNP or usual care...
November 1, 2017: Trials
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