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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214180/a-successful-experience-of-the-iranian-blood-transfusion-organization-in-improving-accessibility-and-affordability-of-plasma-derived-medicine
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REVIEW
Azita Chegini, Seyed Ardeshir Torab, Ali Akbar Pourfatollah
Plasma is the liquid part of blood. It is estimated 21.6 million liters of plasma collect from Whole blood annually. From these plasma, 4.2 million liters transfuse, 8.1 million liters fractionate, 9.3 million liters waste. Nowadays, blood products and PDM (plasma derived medicine) consider as essential medicine in modern health care and transfusion medicine. Iranian blood transfusion organization as a non-profit organization was established in 1974 in order to centralize all blood transfusion activities from donor recruitment to distribution of blood components to hospitals...
January 4, 2017: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211838/work-satisfaction-burnout-and-gender-based-inequalities-among-ophthalmologists-in-india-a-survey
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Akshay Gopinathan Nair, Pooja Jain, Aniruddha Agarwal, Vandana Jain
BACKGROUND: Ophthalmology is a rapidly evolving branch of medicine and advancing technology has raised the bar of patient expectations and outcomes. However, studies that assess physician stress and satisfaction especially in developing countries are limited in literature. OBJECTIVE: This index study aims at looking at the levels of job satisfaction, burnout and perception of gender disparity among ophthalmologists in India. METHODS: An Internet-based survey was sent out to ophthalmologists...
February 17, 2017: Work: a Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194230/what-are-the-personal-and-professional-characteristics-that-distinguish-the-researchers-who-publish-in-high-and-low-impact-journals-a-multi-national-web-based-survey
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Carlos Eduardo Paiva, Raphael L C Araujo, Bianca Sakamoto Ribeiro Paiva, Cristiano de Pádua Souza, Flavio Mavignier Cárcano, Marina Moreira Costa, Sérgio Vicente Serrano, João Paulo Nogueira Lima
PURPOSE: This study identifies the personal and professional profiles of researchers with a greater potential to publish high-impact academic articles. METHOD: The study involved conducting an international survey of journal authors using a web-based questionnaire. The survey examined personal characteristics, funding, and the perceived barriers of research quality, work-life balance, and satisfaction and motivation in relation to career. The processes of manuscript writing and journal publication were measured using an online questionnaire that was developed for this study...
2017: Ecancermedicalscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174182/contribution-of-industry-funded-post-marketing-studies-to-drug-safety-survey-of-notifications-submitted-to-regulatory-agencies
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Angela Spelsberg, Christof Prugger, Peter Doshi, Kerstin Ostrowski, Thomas Witte, Dieter Hüsgen, Ulrich Keil
OBJECTIVES:  To investigate the practice of post-marketing studies in Germany during a three year period and to evaluate whether these trials meet the aims specified in the German Medicinal Products Act. DESIGN:  Survey of notifications submitted to German regulatory agencies before post-marketing studies were carried out, 2008-10. SETTING:  Notifications obtained through freedom of information requests to the three authorities responsible for registering post-marketing studies in Germany...
February 7, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173813/can-we-halt-health-workforce-deterioration-in-failed-states-insights-from-guinea-bissau-on-the-nature-persistence-and-evolution-of-its-hrh-crisis
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Giuliano Russo, Enrico Pavignani, Catia Sá Guerreiro, Clotilde Neves
BACKGROUND: Guinea-Bissau is one of the world's poorest and least developed countries. Amid poverty, political turmoil and state withdrawal, its health workforce (HW) has been swamped for the last four decades in a deepening crisis of under-resourcing, poor performance and laissez-faire. METHODS: The present study aimed at analysing the human resources for health (HRH) situation in Guinea-Bissau in light of the recent literature on distressed health systems, with the objective of contributing to understanding the ways health workers react to protracted turmoil, the resulting distortions and the counter-measures that might be considered...
February 7, 2017: Human Resources for Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168869/blood-transfusion-in-the-caribbean-a-case-study-of-trinidad-and-tobago
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REVIEW
K S Charles
The Caribbean islands form an archipelago connecting North and South America. They have all been colonised by European countries and share strong historical, social, economic and diplomatic links with North America. However, their blood transfusion services have evolved differently, using predominantly family/replacement rather than voluntary non-remunerated donors as has been the practice in England and America since 1926 and 1970, respectively. This article uses the case of Trinidad and Tobago to examine the history and current state of blood transfusion services in the Caribbean and to present early results of an initiative for improving blood safety and adequacy in the region...
February 2017: Transfusion Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130434/selective-progesterone-receptor-modulator-sprm-ulipristal-acetate-upa-and-its-effects-on-the-human-endometrium
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L H R Whitaker, A A Murray, R Matthews, G Shaw, A R W Williams, P T K Saunders, H O D Critchley
STUDY QUESTION: What is the impact of administration of the selective progesterone receptor modulator (SPRM), ulipristal acetate (UPA) on the endometrium of women with fibroids? SUMMARY ANSWER: UPA administration altered expression of sex-steroid receptors and progesterone-regulated genes and was associated with low levels of glandular and stromal cell proliferation. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Administration of all SPRM class members results in PAEC (progesterone receptor modulator associated endometrial changes)...
January 26, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123965/should-kiribati-continue-to-aim-for-100-voluntary-non-remunerated-blood-donation-as-recommended-by-the-who
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G Tauma, A D Harries, O E A Merilles, R Tekoaua, B Teriboriki
Setting: Tungaru Central Hospital Blood Bank Laboratory, Nawerewere, Tarawa, Kiribati. Objective: To determine characteristics, deferrals and reasons for deferral amongst blood donors from 2011 to 2016. Design: A cross-sectional study using routinely collected data. Results: From January 2011 to March 2016, 8531 potential blood donors were registered. For each full year, the proportion of voluntary non-remunerated blood donors (VNRBD) was below 10%, although it increased to 13% in 2015. The overall proportion of blood donors deferred increased each year over the 5-year period, from 44% to 57%, with similar increases in deferrals in VNRBD and family replacement donors (FRD)...
December 21, 2016: Public Health Action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115864/continuous-ambulatory-peritoneal-dialysis-perspectives-on-patient-selection-in-low-to-middle-income-countries
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REVIEW
Nicola Wearne, Kajiru Kilonzo, Emmanuel Effa, Bianca Davidson, Peter Nourse, Udeme Ekrikpo, Ikechi G Okpechi
Chronic kidney disease is a major public health problem that continues to show an unrelenting global increase in prevalence. The prevalence of chronic kidney disease has been predicted to grow the fastest in low- to middle-income countries (LMICs). There is evidence that people living in LMICs have the highest need for renal replacement therapy (RRT) despite the lowest access to various modalities of treatment. As continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) does not require advanced technologies, much infrastructure, or need for dialysis staff support, it should be an ideal form of RRT in LMICs, particularly for those living in remote areas...
2017: International Journal of Nephrology and Renovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115457/physician-education-on-decision-making-capacity-assessment-current-state-and-future-directions
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Lesley Charles, Jasneet Parmar, Suzette Brémault-Phillips, Bonnie Dobbs, Lori Sacrey, Bryan Sluggett
OBJECTIVE: To examine FPs' training needs for conducting decision-making capacity assessments (DMCAs) and to determine how training materials, based on a DMCA model, can be adapted for use by FPs. DESIGN: A scoping review of the literature and qualitative research methodology (focus groups and structured interviews). SETTING: Edmonton, Alta. PARTICIPANTS: Nine FPs, who practised in various settings, who chose to attend a focus group on DMCAs...
January 2017: Canadian Family Physician Médecin de Famille Canadien
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114631/differences-in-clinical-activity-and-medicare-payments-for-female-vs-male-ophthalmologists
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Ashvini K Reddy, Gregory W Bounds, Sophie J Bakri, Lynn K Gordon, Justine R Smith, Julia A Haller, Audina M Berrocal, Jennifer E Thorne
Importance: The number of women in ophthalmology is rising. Little is known about their clinical activity and collections. Objective: To examine whether charges, as reflected in reimbursements from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to ophthalmologists, differ by sex and how disparity relates to differences in clinical activity. Design, Setting, and Participants: Retrospective review of the CMS database for payments to ophthalmologists from January 1, 2012, through December 31, 2013...
January 19, 2017: JAMA Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110907/trends-in-patient-safety-of-intact-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-repair-german-registry-data-on-36-594-procedures
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M Trenner, B Haller, M Storck, B Reutersberg, M A Kallmayer, H-H Eckstein
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: The study aim was to determine whether patient safety for non-ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (nrAAA) repair has changed between 1999 and 2010 in a large German cohort. METHODS: The data source was the prospective quality assurance registry of the German Vascular Society from 1999 to 2010. Patient characteristics, surgical techniques (open aortic repair [OAR], endovascular aortic repair [EVAR]), procedural time and outcomes, including the length of hospital stay (LOS), were analysed using the Cochran-Armitage test for binary parameters and Spearman's correlation coefficient for quantitative parameters...
January 19, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100376/-related-factors-for-severe-liver-fibrosis-in-chronic-hepatitis-c-patients-with-remunerated-blood-donation-history-in-jurong-of-jiangsu-province
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Y N Yao, P Huang, H B Chen, L Zhang, M Z Chen, R B Yu
Objective: The incidence of liver fibrosis in patients with chronic hepatitis C is high. Without effective treatment, it would lead to liver cirrhosis. This study is to identify the related factors for the incidence of liver fibrosis in patients with chronic hepatitis C in order to make early intervention treatment and reduce the case fatality rate. Methods: This cross-sectional survey was conducted in adults aged ≥50 years with local residence for more than 5 years in Jurong of Jiangsu province from March to May in 2015, the patients infected with hepatitis C virus through remunerated blood donation were screened and included in the analysis...
January 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097711/pharmacists-perceptions-of-pay-for-performance-versus-fee-for-service-remuneration-for-the-management-of-hypertension-through-pharmacist-prescribing
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Meagen M Rosenthal, Nimisha Desai, Sherilyn K D Houle
OBJECTIVES: As pharmacists expand their roles as patient care providers, remuneration must be offered for patient care activities apart from dispensing. Most jurisdictions paying for such services utilize the fee-for-service (FFS) model, while little is known about the role of pay for performance (P4P) within the pharmacy profession. This study aimed to elicit the experience of pharmacists practicing under both models within the Alberta Clinical Trial in Optimizing Hypertension (RxACTION) study in Alberta, Canada...
January 18, 2017: International Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095288/cytomegalovirus-immunoglobulin-g-avidity-index-among-blood-donors-in-alexandria-egypt
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Aleya Abdel Gawad, Mona Hashish, Amani Abaza, Aisha El-Kayal
BACKGROUND: Transfusion transmitted diseases (TTD) are a major challenge to transfusion services all over the world. Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is considered one of the main viruses associated with blood transfusion. As CMV screening is not included in routine screening tests done for donated blood in blood banks in Egypt, the detection of CMV Immunoglobulin G (IgG) avidity needs to be tested for being a useful tool to diagnose recent infection among blood donors. The aim of this work was to study CMV IgG avidity index (AI) among blood donors...
December 2016: Central European Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092220/using-teledentistry-in-clinical-practice-an-enabler-to-improve-access-to-oral-health-care-a-qualitative-systematic-review
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Michelle Irving, Rosemary Stewart, Heiko Spallek, Anthony Blinkhorn
Background Access to dental care is important for overall health, but can remain problematic for those in rural or isolated locations. It can be difficult to encourage clinicians to choose or continue a rural health career. Teledentistry is showing some promise as a strategy to support rural, isolated and new health care workers. This study aims to explore the quantitative and qualitative framework associated with teledentistry in an effort to uncover the interaction of multiple influences on its delivery and sustainability...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087118/open-lower-limb-fractures-in-major-trauma-centers-a-loss-leader
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Elizabeth K Tissingh, Arman Memarzadeh, Joseph Queally, Peter Hull
PURPOSE: Open lower limb fractures are resource intensive injuries. Regardless of the financing model, the cost of treatment is an important consideration for any healthcare provider. METHODS: Open lower limb fractures treated at our centre were identified over a six-month period. Isolated open femur or tibia fractures were included as well as cases with multiple fractures. Direct inpatient care costs were calculated and income was reviewed for each case according to 'Healthcare Resource Group' (HRG) cost codes...
February 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032571/readmissions-after-general-surgery-a-prospective-multicenter-audit
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Matthew J Lee, Sarah L Daniels, Jonathan R L Wild, Timothy R Wilson
BACKGROUND: Readmission rates after surgical procedures are viewed as a marker of quality of care and as a driver to improve outcomes in the United Kingdom, they are not remunerated. However, readmissions are not wholly avoidable. The aim of this study was to develop a regional overview of readmissions to determine the proportion that might be avoidable and to examine predictors of readmissions at a unit level. METHODS: We undertook a prospective multicenter audit of readmissions following National Health Service funded general surgical procedures in five National Health Service hospitals and three independent sector providers over a 2-wk period...
September 19, 2016: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027263/pregnancy-and-the-plastic-surgery-resident
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Rebecca M Garza, Jane S Weston, Heather J Furnas
BACKGROUND: Combining pregnancy with plastic surgery residency has historically been difficult. Two decades ago, 36 percent of plastic surgery program directors surveyed actively discouraged pregnancy among residents, and 33 percent of women plastic surgeons suffered from infertility. Most alarmingly, 26 percent of plastic surgery trainees had had an elective abortion during residency. With increasing numbers of women training in plastic surgery, this historical lack of support for pregnancy deserves further attention...
January 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995298/-trust-and-reliability-in-surgery
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T F Weigel, E Hanisch, A Buia, C Hessler
Social interactions are hardly possible without trust. Medical and in particular surgical actions can change the lives of people directly and indirectly existentially. Thus, the relationship between doctor and patient is a special form of social interaction, and will be hard to find anywhere else. The nature of the doctor-patient relationship also determines the success of a treatment. The core and the importance of trust, as a central part of this relationship, will be reconstructed in the present paper...
December 19, 2016: Der Chirurg; Zeitschrift Für Alle Gebiete der Operativen Medizen
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