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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632945/developing-multidisciplinary-clinics-for-neuromuscular-care-and-research
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Sabrina Paganoni, Katie Nicholson, Fawn Leigh, Kathryn Swoboda, David Chad, Kristin Drake, Kellen Haley, Merit Cudkowicz, James D Berry
Multidisciplinary care is considered the standard-of-care for both adult and pediatric neuromuscular disorders and has been associated with improved quality of life, resource utilization, and health outcomes. Multidisciplinary care is delivered in multidisciplinary clinics that coordinate care across multiple specialties reducing travel burden and streamlining care. In addition, multidisciplinary care setting facilitates the integration of clinical research, patient advocacy, and care innovation (e.g., TeleHealth)...
June 20, 2017: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628594/telehealth-wearable-sensors-and-the-internet-will-they-improve-stroke-outcomes-through-increased-intensity-of-therapy-motivation-and-adherence-to-rehabilitation-programs
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Jane H Burridge, Alan Chong W Lee, Ruth Turk, Maria Stokes, Jill Whitall, Ravi Vaidyanathan, Phil Clatworthy, Ann-Marie Hughes, Claire Meagher, Enrico Franco, Lucy Yardley
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Stroke, predominantly a condition of older age, is a major cause of acquired disability in the global population and puts an increasing burden on health care resources. Clear evidence for the importance of intensity of therapy in optimizing functional outcomes is found in animal models, supported by neuroimaging and behavioral research, and strengthened by recent meta-analyses from multiple clinical trials. However, providing intensive therapy using conventional treatment paradigms is expensive and sometimes not feasible because of social and environmental factors...
July 2017: Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy: JNPT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619417/point-of-care-testing-for-anemia-diabetes-and-hypertension-a-pharmacy-based-model-in-lima-peru
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Enrique M Saldarriaga, Elisabeth Vodicka, Sayda La Rosa, Maria Valderrama, Patricia J Garcia
BACKGROUND: Prevention and control of chronic diseases is a high priority for many low- and middle-income countries. This study evaluated the feasibility and acceptability of training pharmacy workers to provide point-of-care testing for 3 chronic diseases-hypertension, diabetes, and anemia-to improve disease detection and awareness through private pharmacies. METHODS: We developed a multiphase training curriculum for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to build capacity for identification of risk factors, patient education, point-of-care testing, and referral for abnormal results...
March 2017: Annals of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617012/to-clinician-innovators-a-special-invitation
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Jennifer S Funderburk, Jodi Polaha
Our vision for this special issue was simple: to inspire clinician innovators working in integrated care to not only consume the literature but also contribute to it. Growing the research capacity of clinician innovators in integrated care is vital for at least three reasons. First and foremost, real-world clinicians have an excellent vantage on the processes and outcomes that relate to the reach or the extent to which the given intervention or model of care engages its intended audience (Klesges, Estabrooks, Dzewaltowski, Bull, & Glasgow, 2005)...
June 2017: Families, Systems & Health: the Journal of Collaborative Family Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615004/understanding-heart-failure-explaining-telehealth-a-hermeneutic-systematic-review
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Trisha Greenhalgh, Christine A'Court, Sara Shaw
BACKGROUND: Enthusiasts for telehealth extol its potential for supporting heart failure management. But randomised trials have been slow to recruit and produced conflicting findings; real-world roll-out has been slow. We sought to inform policy by making sense of a complex literature on heart failure and its remote management. METHODS: Through database searching and citation tracking, we identified 7 systematic reviews of systematic reviews, 32 systematic reviews (including 17 meta-analyses and 8 qualitative reviews); six mega-trials and over 60 additional relevant empirical studies and commentaries...
June 14, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614525/-the-articulator-of-primary-health-care-program-an-innovative-proposal-for-qualification-of-primary-health-care
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Giovanna Cabral Doricci, Carla Guanaes-Lorenzi, Maria José Bistafa Pereira
In 2009, the Secretary of State for Health of Sao Paulo created a Program with a view to qualify the primary care in the state. This proposal includes a new job function, namely the articulator of primary care. Due to the scarcity of information about the practice of these new professionals in the scientific literature, this article seeks to analyze how articulators interpret their function and how they describe their daily routines. Thirteen articulators were interviewed. The interviews were duly analyzed by qualitative delineation...
June 2017: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612657/improving-care-for-advanced-copd-through-practice-change-experiences-of-participation-in-a-canadian-spread-collaborative
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Jennifer Y Verma, Claudia Amar, Shannon Sibbald, Graeme M Rocker
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a leading cause of death, morbidity, and health-care spending. The Halifax, Nova Scotia-based INSPIRED COPD Outreach Program™ has proved highly beneficial for patients and the health-care system. With direct investment of <$1-million CAD, a pan-Canadian quality improvement collaborative (QIC) supported the spread of INSPIRED to 19 teams in the 10 Canadian provinces contingent upon participation in evaluation. The collaborative evaluation followed a mixed-methods summative approach relying on collated quantitative data, team documents, and surveys sent to core members of the 19 teams...
January 1, 2017: Chronic Respiratory Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609228/evaluation-of-the-impact-of-an-innovative-immunization-practice-model-designed-to-improve-population-health-results-of-the-project-impact-immunizations-pilot
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Benjamin M Bluml, Kelly A Brock, Scott Hamstra, Lisa Tonrey
The goal of the initiative was to evaluate the impact of an innovative practice model on identification of unmet vaccination needs and vaccination rates. This was accomplished through a prospective, multisite, observational study in 8 community pharmacy practices with adults receiving an influenza vaccine with a documented vaccination forecast review from October 22, 2015 through March 22, 2016. When patients presented for influenza vaccinations, pharmacists utilized immunization information systems (IIS) data at the point of care to identify unmet vaccination needs, educate patients, and improve vaccination rates...
June 13, 2017: Population Health Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604995/improving-healthcare-in-pediatric-oncology-development-and-testing-of-multiple-indicators-to-evaluate-a-hub-and-spoke-model
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Giulia Zucchetti, Nicoletta Bertorello, Angela Angelastro, Paola Gianino, Gianni Bona, Affif Barbara, Luigi Besenzon, Adalberto Brach Del Prever, Fernando Pesce, Marco Nangeroni, Franca Fagioli
PURPOSE: The hub-and-spoke is a new innovation model in healthcare that has been adopted in some countries to manage rare pathologies. We developed a set of indicators to assess current quality practices of the hub-and-spoke model adopted in the Interregional Pediatric Oncology Network in Northwest Italy and to promote patient, family, and professional healthcare empowerment. METHODS: Literature and evidence-based clinical guidelines were reviewed and multiprofessional team workshops were carried out to highlight some important issues on healthcare in pediatric oncology and to translate them into a set of multiple indicators...
June 6, 2017: Tumori
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602461/adapting-systems-of-care-for-people-aging-with-hiv
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Eugenia L Siegler, Mark Brennan-Ing
People aging with HIV have medical and psychosocial needs that require more than the HIV services network can provide. HIV providers may lack experience managing multimorbidity or the functional consequences of aging. Social support services may be unable to provide necessary services for people living with HIV (PLWH) who are becoming increasingly frail or facing cognitive impairment. HIV providers will be caring for aging PLWH whose HIV management may seem simple compared with the significant burdens of stigma, mental health needs, social isolation, multimorbidity, and aging-related syndromes...
May 26, 2017: Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care: JANAC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601794/obstacles-opportunities-and-priorities-for-advancing-metastatic-breast-cancer-research
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Margaret Flowers, Stephanie Birkey Reffey, Shirley A Mertz, Marc Hurlbert
In January 2016, the Metastatic Breast Cancer Alliance (the Alliance) convened a think tank of stakeholders from academia, government, industry, and patient advocacy to discuss gaps and opportunities in clinical and translational research in metastatic breast cancer. Priorities that emerged from the meeting included the following: the need for innovative preclinical model systems to study metastatic disease; increased sharing of resources and data; collaboration across cancer care teams and scientists; biorepositories for studies to identify biomarkers for treatment response; creation of patient registries to increase access to clinical trials and tissue procurement; and redesign of clinical trials in metastatic breast cancer...
June 10, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598790/croi-2017-advances-in-antiretroviral-therapy
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Joyce Jones, Barbara S Taylor, Hong-Van Tieu, Timothy J Wilkin
The 2017 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) featured exciting preclinical data on investigational antiretroviral agents with good in vitro efficacy and long half-lives. Investigational medications, including bictegravir, demonstrated excellent efficacy and tolerability, as did dual-agent therapy with dolutegravir paired with rilpivirine or with lamivudine. Dolutegravir monotherapy proved inadvisable due to virologic failure and resistance. The gap between high- and low-income settings along the HIV care continuum is narrowing, with Zimbabwe, Malawi, and Zambia approaching the 90-90-90 targets established by the joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), whereas communities in the Southern United States are falling behind...
May 2017: Topics in Antiviral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595429/expanding-palliative-care-s-reach-in-the-community-via-the-elder-service-agency-network
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M Carrington Reid, Angela Ghesquiere, Cara Kenien, Elizabeth Capezuti, Daniel Gardner
Over the past two decades, palliative care has established itself as a promising approach to address the complex needs of individuals with advanced illness. Palliative care is well-established in US hospitals and has recently begun to expand outside of the hospital setting to meet the needs of non-hospitalized individuals. Experts have called for the development of innovative community-based models that facilitate delivery of palliative care to this target population. Elder service agencies are important partners that researchers should collaborate with to develop new and promising models...
April 17, 2017: Annals of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593116/bridging-the-gap-between-clinical-practice-and-public-health-using-ehr-data-to-assess-trends-in-the-seasonality-of-blood-pressure-control
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Aurora O Amoah, Sonia Y Angell, Hannah Byrnes-Enoch, Sam Amirfar, Phoenix Maa, Jason J Wang
Electronic health records (EHRs) provide timely access to millions of patient data records while limiting errors associated with manual data extraction. To demonstrate these advantages of EHRs to public health practice, we examine the ability of a EHR calculated blood-pressure (BP) measure to replicate seasonal variation as reported by prior studies that used manual data extraction. Our sample included 609 primary-care practices in New York City. BP control among hypertensives was defined as systolic blood pressure of 140 or less and diastolic blood pressure of 90 or less (BP < 140/90 mm Hg)...
June 2017: Preventive Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592479/innovation-and-technology-electronic-intensive-care-unit-diaries
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Elizabeth A Scruth, Nazanin Oveisi, Vincent Liu
Hospitalization in the intensive care unit can be a stressful time for patients and their family members. Patients' family members often have difficulty processing all of the information that is given to them. Therefore, an intensive care unit diary can serve as a conduit for synthesizing information, maintaining connection with patients, and maintaining a connection with family members outside the intensive care unit. Paper intensive care unit diaries have been used outside the United States for many years...
2017: AACN Advanced Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591799/incentivizing-universal-safe-delivery-in-nepal-10%C3%A2-years-of-experience
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Tim Ensor, Hema Bhatt, Suresh Tiwari
Payments to users and providers of health services are an important ingredient in attempts to promote universal health coverage in low resource settings. The maternal health programme in Nepal explicitly recognizes that ensuring universal access to safe delivery care requires policies that both ensure effective services and overcome demand-side barriers. The programme has used three innovative financing initiatives to stimulate an increase in the use of facility-based delivery: the maternity incentive scheme (2005) reimbursing women for accessing a facility, activity payments in poor districts (2006) and universal free-delivery (2009)...
June 7, 2017: Health Policy and Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588980/addressing-the-challenges-of-diagnostics-demand-and-supply-insights-from-an-online-global-health-discussion-platform
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Nora Engel, Keri Wachter, Madhukar Pai, Jim Gallarda, Catharina Boehme, Isabelle Celentano, Rebecca Weintraub
Several barriers challenge development, adoption and scale-up of diagnostics in low and middle income countries. An innovative global health discussion platform allows capturing insights from the global health community on factors driving demand and supply for diagnostics. We conducted a qualitative content analysis of the online discussion 'Advancing Care Delivery: Driving Demand and Supply of Diagnostics' organised by the Global Health Delivery Project (GHD) (http://www.ghdonline.org/) at Harvard University...
November 2016: BMJ Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585745/sentinel-node-biopsy-for-early-breast-cancer-in-queensland-australia-during-2008-2012
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Paramita Dasgupta, Philippa H Youl, Christopher Pyke, Joanne F Aitken, Peter D Baade
BACKGROUND: Sentinel node biopsy (SNB) is now the standard of care for women with early-stage breast cancer. Despite lower morbidity than axillary lymph node dissection, widespread variation in SNB rates by non-clinical factors persists. We explored the factors associated with SNB usage and changes in those associations over time for recently diagnosed women. METHODS: We report here on a linked population-based cancer registry and hospital inpatient admission data set for 5577 women aged at least 20 years diagnosed with a first primary invasive early-stage node-negative breast cancer from July 2008 to 2012 in Queensland, Australia, who underwent breast cancer-related surgery within 2 years of diagnosis...
June 6, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583968/racial-and-ethnic-disparities-persist-at-veterans-health-administration-patient-centered-medical-homes
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Donna L Washington, W Neil Steers, Alexis K Huynh, Susan M Frayne, Uchenna S Uchendu, Deborah Riopelle, Elizabeth M Yano, Fay S Saechao, Katherine J Hoggatt
Patient-centered medical homes are widely promoted as a primary care delivery model that achieves better patient outcomes. It is unknown if their benefits extend equally to all racial/ethnic groups. In 2010 the Veterans Health Administration, part of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), began implementing patient-centered medical homes nationwide. In 2009 significant disparities in hypertension or diabetes control were present for most racial/ethnic groups, compared with whites. In 2014 hypertension disparities were similar for blacks, had become smaller but remained significant for Hispanics, and were no longer significant for multiracial veterans, whereas disparities had become significant for American Indians/Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians/other Pacific Islanders...
June 1, 2017: Health Affairs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583907/modern-innovative-solutions-in-improving-outcomes-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-mission-copd-a-comparison-of-clinical-outcomes-before-and-after-the-mission-clinic
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Eleanor Lanning, Claire Roberts, Ben Green, Thomas Brown, Will Storrar, Thomas Jones, Carole Fogg, Ann Dewey, Jayne Longstaff, Paul Bassett, Anoop J Chauhan
BACKGROUND: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) affects over 1 million people in the United Kingdom, and 1 person dies from COPD every 20 minutes. The cost to people with COPD and the National Health Service is huge - more than 24 million working days lost a year and the annual expenditure on COPD is £810 million and £930 million a year. OBJECTIVE: We aim to identify patients with COPD who are at risk of exacerbations and hospital admissions as well as those who have not been formally diagnosed, yet remain at risk...
June 5, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
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