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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351207/diabetic-retinopathy-screening-a-systematic-review-on-patients-non-attendance
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REVIEW
Rahima Muhammad Kashim, Paul Newton, Omorogieva Ojo
Diabetic Retinopathy is a microvascular complication of diabetes, that can go undetected and unnoticed until irreversible damage and even blindness has occurred. Effective screening for diabetic retinopathy has been proven to reduce the risk of sight loss. The National Health Service (NHS) which provides healthcare for all UK citizens, implemented systematic retinal screening for diabetic retinopathy in England in 2003, with the aim of identifying and treating all patients with sight threatening retinopathy...
January 19, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349586/cancer-incidence-among-children-and-young-adults-who-have-undergone-x-ray-guided-cardiac-catheterization-procedures
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Richard W Harbron, Claire-Louise Chapple, John J O'Sullivan, Choonsik Lee, Kieran McHugh, Manuel Higueras, Mark S Pearce
Children and young adults with heart disease appear to be at increased risk of developing cancer, although the reasons for this are unclear. A cohort of 11,270 individuals, who underwent cardiac catheterizations while aged ≤ 22 years in the UK, was established from hospital records. Radiation doses from cardiac catheterizations and CT scans were estimated. The cohort was matched with the NHS Central Register and NHS Transplant Registry to determine cancer incidence and transplantation status. Standardized incidence ratios (SIR) with associated confidence intervals (CI) were calculated...
January 18, 2018: European Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29347916/cost-effectiveness-of-prostate-cancer-screening-a-systematic-review-of-decision-analytical-models
#3
Sabina Sanghera, Joanna Coast, Richard M Martin, Jenny L Donovan, Syed Mohiuddin
BACKGROUND: There is ongoing debate about the harms and benefits of a national prostate cancer screening programme. Several model-based cost-effectiveness analyses have been developed to determine whether the benefits of prostate cancer screening outweigh the costs and harms caused by over-detection and over-treatment, and the different approaches may impact results. METHODS: To identify models of prostate cancer used to assess the cost-effectiveness of prostate cancer screening strategies, a systematic review of articles published since 2006 was conducted using the NHS Economic Evaluation Database, Medline, EMBASE and HTA databases...
January 18, 2018: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344406/research-protocol-investigating-the-feasibility-of-a-group-self-management-intervention-for-stroke-the-gusto-study
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Ella Clark, Nick S Ward, Gianluca Baio, Fiona Jones
Background: Life after stroke can be an ongoing struggle with over half of all survivors reporting unmet emotional and social needs. In the United Kingdom's (UK) national clinical guidelines for stroke, self-management is suggested as one approach which can support long-term needs. In the UK NHS, self-management interventions are delivered in various ways. Regardless of the delivery mechanism, a tailored approach and ways to integrate peer support are advocated. Group delivery offers a platform for peer support and has the potential to remain individualised...
2018: Pilot and Feasibility Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343294/effect-of-glycaemic-control-on-complications-following-cardiac-surgery-literature-review
#5
REVIEW
M Navaratnarajah, R Rea, R Evans, F Gibson, C Antoniades, A Keiralla, M Demosthenous, G Kassimis, G Krasopoulos
INTRODUCTION: No uniform consensus in the UK or Europe exists, for glycaemic management of patients with Diabetes or pre-diabetes undergoing cardiac surgery. OBJECTIVE: [i] Determine the relationship between glycaemic control and cardiac surgical outcomes; [ii] Compare current vs gold standard management of patients with Diabetes or pre-diabetes undergoing cardiac surgery. METHODS: Searches of MEDLINE, NHS Evidence and Web of Science databases were completed...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326190/a-qualitative-study-of-patients-feedback-about-outpatient-parenteral-antimicrobial-therapy-opat-services-in-northern-england-implications-for-service-improvement
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Maureen Twiddy, Carolyn J Czoski Murray, Samantha J Mason, David Meads, Judy M Wright, Elizabeth D Mitchell, Jane Minton
OBJECTIVE: Outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy (OPAT) provides opportunities for improved cost savings, but in the UK, implementation is patchy and a variety of service models are in use. The slow uptake in the UK and Europe is due to a number of clinical, financial and logistical issues, including concern about patient safety. The measurement of patient experience data is commonly used to inform commissioning decisions, but these focus on functional aspects of services and fail to examine the relational aspects of care...
January 10, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326127/skill-sets-required-for-the-management-of-military-head-face-and-neck-trauma-a-multidisciplinary-consensus-statement
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John Breeze, R Blanch, J Baden, A M Monaghan, D Evriviades, S E Harrisson, S Roberts, A Gibson, N MacKenzie, D Baxter, A J Gibbons, S Heppell, J G Combes, R F Rickard
INTRODUCTION: The evolution of medical practice is resulting in increasing subspecialisation, with head, face and neck (HFN) trauma in a civilian environment usually managed by a combination of surgical specialties working as a team. However, the full combination of HFN specialties commonly available in the NHS may not be available in future UK military-led operations, necessitating the identification of a group of skill sets that could be delivered by one or more deployed surgeons. METHOD: A systematic review was undertaken to identify those surgical procedures performed to treat acute military head, face, neck and eye trauma...
January 10, 2018: Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322502/systematic-review-of-benefits-or-harms-of-routine-anaesthetist-inserted-throat-packs-in-adults-practice-recommendations-for-inserting-and-counting-throat-packs-an-evidence-based-consensus-statement-by-the-difficult-airway-society-das-the-british-association
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REVIEW
V Athanassoglou, A Patel, B McGuire, A Higgs, M S Dover, P A Brennan, A Banerjee, B Bingham, J J Pandit
Throat packs are commonly inserted by anaesthetists after induction of anaesthesia for dental, maxillofacial, nasal or upper airway surgery. However, the evidence supporting this practice as routine is unclear, especially in the light of accidentally retained throat packs which constitute 'Never Events' as defined by NHS England. On behalf of three relevant national organisations, we therefore conducted a systematic review and literature search to assess the evidence base for benefit, and also the extent and severity of complications associated with throat pack use...
January 10, 2018: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318985/a-randomised-controlled-trial-and-economic-evaluation-of-intraoperative-cell-salvage-during-caesarean-section-in-women-at-risk-of-haemorrhage-the-salvo-cell-salvage-in-obstetrics-trial
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Khalid S Khan, Philip Moore, Matthew Wilson, Richard Hooper, Shubha Allard, Ian Wrench, Tracy Roberts, Carol McLoughlin, Lee Beresford, James Geoghegan, Jane Daniels, Sue Catling, Vicki A Clark, Paul Ayuk, Stephen Robson, Fang Gao-Smith, Matthew Hogg, Louise Jackson, Doris Lanz, Julie Dodds
BACKGROUND: Caesarean section is associated with blood loss and maternal morbidity. Excessive blood loss requires transfusion of donor (allogeneic) blood, which is a finite resource. Cell salvage returns blood lost during surgery to the mother. It may avoid the need for donor blood transfusion, but reliable evidence of its effects is lacking. OBJECTIVES: To determine if routine use of cell salvage during caesarean section in mothers at risk of haemorrhage reduces the rates of blood transfusion and postpartum maternal morbidity, and is cost-effective, in comparison with standard practice without routine salvage use...
January 2018: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317013/development-of-materials-to-support-parents-whose-babies-cry-excessively-findings-and-health-service-implications
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Jaqui Long, Charlotte Powell, Deborah Bamber, Rosemary Garratt, Jayne Brown, Sue Dyson, Ian St James-Roberts
Aim To develop evidence-based materials which provide information and support for parents who are concerned about their baby's excessive crying. As well as meeting these parents' needs, the aim was to develop a package of materials suitable for use by the UK National Health Service (NHS). BACKGROUND: Parents report that around 20% of infants in Western countries cry excessively without an apparent reason during the first four months of age. Traditionally, research has focused on the crying and its causes...
January 10, 2018: Primary Health Care Research & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316092/a-cross-sectional-study-of-confidence-in-minor-surgical-skills-amongst-junior-dentists
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R M Keat, S A Sheik, M Thomas, R Albuquerque, K Hill
INTRODUCTION: To work in the National Health Service (NHS) as a dentist, the practitioner needs to be on the UK dental "performer's list". To apply for access to this list and work as a General Dental Practitioner (GDP), dentists must be qualified from the European Economic Area (EEA) or, those trained in the UK, must undertake Dental Foundation Training (DFT). Dentists interested in further taught learning or pursuing specialist training must continue working as "Dental Core Trainees" (DCTs)...
January 6, 2018: European Journal of Dental Education: Official Journal of the Association for Dental Education in Europe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306349/creating-a-hostile-environment-for-migrants-the-british-government-s-use-of-health-service-data-to-restrict-immigration-is-a-very-bad-idea
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Lucinda Hiam, Sarah Steele, Martin McKee
In January 2017, the UK Government made public a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Department of Health, National Health Service (NHS) Digital and the Home Office. This Memorandum allows for the more expedited sharing of a patient's non-clinical data, specifically from the NHS England to the Home Office. The Government justified the MoU as in the 'public interest to support effective immigration enforcement'. In this review, we seek to unpack this justification by providing, first, a background to the MoU, placing it in the context of creating a 'hostile environment' for migrants - a project initially sought by Theresa May in her time as Home Secretary...
January 8, 2018: Health Economics, Policy, and Law
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302926/the-cost-effectiveness-of-lubiprostone-in-chronic-idiopathic-constipation
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Becky Pennington, Emily-Ruth Marriott, Peter Lichtlen, Ayesha Akbar, Anthony J Hatswell
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate the cost effectiveness of lubiprostone, prucalopride, placebo and immediate referral to secondary care in chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC) in an economic model that was used by the UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) in developing guidance. METHODS: We developed a cohort state-transition model to reflect the treatment pathway in CIC from the UK NHS and personal social services perspective...
January 4, 2018: PharmacoEconomics Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301650/exploring-the-disclosure-decisions-made-by-physiotherapists-with-a-specific-learning-difficulty
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G Yeowell, J Rooney, P C Goodwin
OBJECTIVES: To explore the disclosure decisions made in the workplace by physiotherapy staff with a specific learning difficulty (SpLD). DESIGN & SETTING: An exploratory qualitative design was used, which was informed by the social model of disability. The research was undertaken in North West England. It is presented according to the Consolidated Criteria for Reporting Qualitative Research. PARTICIPANTS: A purposive sample of eight physiotherapists recognised as having a SpLD were recruited...
October 27, 2017: Physiotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284438/randomised-control-trial-of-the-effectiveness-of-an-integrated-psychosocial-health-promotion-intervention-aimed-at-improving-health-and-reducing-substance-use-in-established-psychosis-impact
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Fiona Gaughran, Daniel Stahl, Khalida Ismail, Kathryn Greenwood, Zerrin Atakan, Poonam Gardner-Sood, Brendon Stubbs, David Hopkins, Anita Patel, John Lally, Philippa Lowe, Maurice Arbuthnot, Diana Orr, Sarah Corlett, Jonas Eberhard, Anthony S David, Robin Murray, Shubulade Smith
BACKGROUND: People with psychosis have a reduced life expectancy of 10-20 years, largely due to cardiovascular disease. This trial aimed to determine the effectiveness of a modular health promotion intervention (IMPaCT Therapy) in improving health and reducing cardiovascular risk in psychosis. METHODS: A multicentre, two arm, parallel cluster RCT was conducted across five UK mental health NHS trusts. Community care coordinators (CC) were randomly assigned to training and supervision in delivering IMPaCT Therapy or treatment as usual (TAU) to current patients with psychosis (cluster)...
December 28, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29278019/a-feasibility-randomized-controlled-trial-of-readyspeech-for-people-with-dysarthria-after-stroke
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Claire Mitchell, Audrey Bowen, Sarah Tyson, Paul Conroy
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the feasibility of a multicentre randomized controlled trial of ReaDySpeech, an online speech therapy programme for people with dysarthria. DESIGN: Feasibility randomized controlled trial, 2:1 minimization procedure. SETTING: Four UK NHS services across hospital and community. PARTICIPANTS: Forty participants with dysarthria at least one week post-stroke. Interventions/comparator: ReaDySpeech with usual care ( n = 26) versus usual care only ( n = 14)...
December 1, 2017: Clinical Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273079/united-kingdom-frozen-shoulder-trial-uk-frost-multi-centre-randomised-12-month-parallel-group-superiority-study-to-compare-the-clinical-and-cost-effectiveness-of-early-structured-physiotherapy-versus-manipulation-under-anaesthesia-versus-arthroscopic-capsular
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Stephen Brealey, Alison L Armstrong, Andrew Brooksbank, Andrew Jonathan Carr, Charalambos P Charalambous, Cushla Cooper, Belen Corbacho, Joseph Dias, Iona Donnelly, Lorna Goodchild, Catherine Hewitt, Ada Keding, Lucksy Kottam, Sarah E Lamb, Catriona McDaid, Matthew Northgraves, Gerry Richardson, Sara Rodgers, Sarwat Shah, Emma Sharp, Sally Spencer, David Torgerson, Francine Toye, Amar Rangan
BACKGROUND: Frozen shoulder (also known as adhesive capsulitis) occurs when the capsule, or the soft tissue envelope around the ball and socket shoulder joint, becomes scarred and contracted, making the shoulder tight, painful and stiff. It affects around 1 in 12 men and 1 in 10 women of working age. Although this condition can settle with time (typically taking 1 to 3 years), for some people it causes severe symptoms and needs referral to hospital. Our aim is to evaluate the clinical and cost-effectiveness of two invasive and costly surgical interventions that are commonly used in secondary care in the National Health Service (NHS) compared with a non-surgical comparator of Early Structured Physiotherapy...
December 22, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273048/propel-implementation-of-an-evidence-based-pelvic-floor-muscle-training-intervention-for-women-with-pelvic-organ-prolapse-a-realist-evaluation-and-outcomes-study-protocol
#18
Margaret Maxwell, Karen Semple, Sarah Wane, Andrew Elders, Edward Duncan, Purva Abhyankar, Joyce Wilkinson, Douglas Tincello, Eileen Calveley, Mary MacFarlane, Doreen McClurg, Karen Guerrero, Helen Mason, Suzanne Hagen
BACKGROUND: Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) is estimated to affect 41%-50% of women aged over 40. Findings from the multi-centre randomised controlled "Pelvic Organ Prolapse PhysiotherapY" (POPPY) trial showed that individualised pelvic floor muscle training (PFMT) was effective in reducing symptoms of prolapse, improved quality of life and showed clear potential to be cost-effective. However, provision of PFMT for prolapse continues to vary across the UK, with limited numbers of women's health physiotherapists specialising in its delivery...
December 22, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273008/implementation-of-guidelines-for-multidisciplinary-team-management-of-pregnancy-in-women-with-pre-existing-diabetes-or-cardiac-conditions-results-from-a-uk-national-survey
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Cath Taylor, David R McCance, Lucy Chappell, Catherine Nelson-Piercy, Sara A Thorne, Khaled M K Ismail, James S A Green, Debra Bick
BACKGROUND: Despite numerous publications stating the importance of multidisciplinary care for women with pre-existing medical conditions, there is a lack of evidence regarding structure or processes of multidisciplinary working, nor impact on maternal or infant outcomes. This study aimed to evaluate the implementation of guidelines for multidisciplinary team (MDT) management in pregnant women with pre-existing diabetes or cardiac conditions. These conditions were selected as exemplars of increasingly common medical conditions in pregnancy for which MDT management is recommended to prevent or reduce adverse maternal and fetal outcomes...
December 22, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249478/mortality-and-causes-of-death-in-people-diagnosed-with-hiv-in-the-era-of-highly-active-antiretroviral-therapy-compared-with-the-general-population-an-analysis-of-a-national-observational-cohort
#20
Sara Croxford, Aileen Kitching, Sarika Desai, Meaghan Kall, Michael Edelstein, Andrew Skingsley, Fiona Burns, Andrew Copas, Alison E Brown, Ann K Sullivan, Valerie Delpech
BACKGROUND: Deaths in HIV-positive people have decreased since the introduction of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) in 1996. Fewer AIDS-related deaths and an ageing cohort have resulted in an increase in the proportion of HIV patients dying from non-AIDS-related disorders. Here we describe mortality and causes of death in people diagnosed with HIV in the HAART era compared with the general population. METHODS: In this observational analysis, we linked cohort data collected by Public Health England (PHE) for individuals aged 15 years and older, diagnosed with HIV in England and Wales from 1997 to 2012, to the Office for National Statistics (ONS) national mortality register...
January 2017: Lancet. Public Health
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