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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29688647/-position-statement-for-intermittent-catheterization-of-urinary-bladder
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Michael Vainrib, Kobi Stav, Ilan Gruenwald, Gabriel Gilon, Shahar Aharony, Miki Gross, Vadim Bluvshtein, Yakova Kauffman
A position paper presents the standpoint of the Israeli Urological Association on clean intermittent catheterization (CIC) for all physicians and nurses. The position paper is based on international guidelines and professional literature and is adapted to medical activities in Israel. CIC is indicated for the treatment of temporary/permanent disability in the emptying of the bladder, which is expressed by large post-voided urine/urine retention and related complications. There are a few contra-indications for CIC (low bladder volume or compliance, pressure sores/external infection of the urethra, anatomical, functional or cognitive disorder that does not allow to perform CIC, recurrent macrohematuria or urethrorrhagia, urethral pain that does not allow frequent catheterization, patient unwillingness to perform CIC by himself or by another person)...
April 2018: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29686960/shifting-the-paradigm-of-emergency-care-in-developing-countries
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Ayesha Khan, Bradley T Penoff, Elizabeth A Pirrotta, Robert Hosang
Background The global agenda does not address a significant amount of preventable death in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). While illnesses requiring acute care are increasing at an alarming rate in these countries, there are inadequate numbers of physicians or nurses to deal with the growing burden. Many people feel that emergency systems are too expensive and restricted in scope to have public health implications in resource-limited areas. Little empirical data exists to suggest otherwise. The goal of this study was to delineate the type and frequency of emergency conditions and define a novel method to estimate the burden of emergency diseases in Fort Liberte, Haiti...
February 22, 2018: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29686882/pyosalpinges-after-hysterosalpingography-in-a-patient-with-lower-genital-tract-infection-and-managed-by-laparoscopic-surgery-in-a-resource-low-tertiary-hospital-case-report-and-literature-review
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Thomas Obinchemti Egbe, Fidelia Mbi Kobenge, Metogo Mbengono Junette Arlette, Eugene Belley-Priso
Background: Pyosalpinges (a complication of pelvic inflammatory disease) is infection of the fallopian tubes and the morbidity associated with it has major health implications. We are reporting a case of pyosalpinges diagnosed after hysterosalpingography and managed by laparoscopic surgery at the Douala General Hospital, Cameroon. Case presentation: A 29-year-old single woman, an assistant nurse of the Douala tribe in Cameroon. She is G1P0010 and came to our attention because of secondary infertility of three years duration...
2018: Fertility Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684829/the-effect-of-a-training-programme-on-school-nurses-knowledge-attitudes-and-depression-recognition-skills-the-quest-cluster-randomised-controlled-trial
#4
Mark Haddad, Vanessa Pinfold, Tamsin Ford, Brendan Walsh, Andre Tylee
BACKGROUND: Mental health problems in children and young people are a vital public health issue. Only 25% of British school children with diagnosed mental health problems have specialist mental health services contact; front-line staff such as school nurses play a vital role in identifying and managing these problems, and accessing additional services for children, but there appears limited specific training and support for this aspect of their role. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effectiveness of a bespoke short training programme, which incorporated interactive and didactic teaching with printed and electronic resources...
April 5, 2018: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684077/medication-burden-attributable-to-chronic-co-morbid-conditions-in-the-very-old-and-vulnerable
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Kelly L Moore, Kanan Patel, W John Boscardin, Michael A Steinman, Christine Ritchie, Janice B Schwartz
OBJECTIVE: Polypharmacy is common in older patients but relationships between polypharmacy and common co-morbid conditions have not been elucidated. Our goal was to determine relationships between daily oral medication use and common co-morbid disease dyads and triads using comprehensive medication and diagnostic data from a national sample of nursing homes (NH). DESIGN: Retrospective, cross-sectional study. SETTING: Nationally representative sample of U...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683728/healthcare-providers-attitudes-and-behaviours-related-to-paediatric-mild-traumatic-brain-injury-results-from-the-2014-docstyles-survey
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Kelly Sarmiento, Zoe Donnell, Rosanne Hoffman, Bethany Tennant
OBJECTIVE: Explore healthcare providers' experiences managing mTBI and better understand their use of mTBI assessment tools and guidelines. Cross-sectional Methods: A random sample of 1,760 healthcare providers responded to the web-based DocStyles survey between June 18 and 30, 2014. The sample included family/general practitioners, internists, pediatricians, and nurse practitioners who reported seeing pediatric patients. We examined their experiences with mTBI to identify opportunities to increase preparedness and improve management of mTBI...
April 23, 2018: Brain Injury: [BI]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683125/factors-associated-with-poor-sleep-in-older-women-diagnosed-with-breast-cancer
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Janine Overcash, Alai Tan, Keya Patel, Anne M Noonan
OBJECTIVES: To determine the relationship among gait, grip strength, cognition, depression, pain, and fatigue, and to identify which variables are most predictive of poor sleep. SAMPLE & SETTING: 60 women with breast cancer aged 69 years or older who were receiving treatment in the Senior Adult Oncology Program at the James Cancer Hospital at the Ohio State University. METHODS & VARIABLES: The variables were gait and grip strength (functional domains), cognition, depression, pain, and fatigue...
May 1, 2018: Oncology Nursing Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683124/role-of-the-oncology-nurse-navigator-throughout-the-cancer-trajectory
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Navigation in oncology has demonstrated benefits for people at risk for or diagnosed with cancer, such as shorter time to diagnosis and treatement, increased patient and caregiver knowledge, better adherence to care, and improved quality of life. In addition, benefits to healthcare institutions, such as cost reductions through reduced rates of emergency department visits, and readmission and decreased outmigration of newly diagnosed patients, are being identified.
May 1, 2018: Oncology Nursing Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29680176/perianesthesia-nurses-survey-of-their-knowledge-and-practice-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea
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Andrea M Erwin, Kim A Noble, June Marshall, Susan Cooper
PURPOSE: Anesthesia, sedation, and analgesia can negatively impact adult patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Despite known risks, current evidence, and practice guidelines, insufficient evidence exists that standardization and clinical application of OSA screening tools, problem identification, and perioperative nursing intervention and management strategies are consistently implemented for OSA patients across perianesthesia settings. The purpose of this study was to conduct a knowledge and practice assessment of perianesthesia nurses who care for adult patients with diagnosed or undiagnosed OSA...
April 18, 2018: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing: Official Journal of the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678037/semi-automatically-measuring-shoulders-range-of-motion-objective-measurements-with-good-reliability-and-accuracy
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Birgit Saalfeld, Ilonka Pingel, Klaus-Hendrik Wolf
The shoulder's range of motion (ROM) is an important measurement for the diagnostic process and course of treatment for patients with shoulder disorders or injuries. Visual estimation to assess a shoulder's ROM is a fast measuring method, and therefore routinely used in clinical practice. Studies already proved this method as very subjective and unreliable. Misestimating the severity of a patient's disability can lead to improper treatment and should be avoided. Modern technology may help measuring the ROM more reliable, objective, non-invasive and still fast...
2018: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673601/decision-support-system-for-triage-management-a-hybrid-approach-using-rule-based-reasoning-and-fuzzy-logic
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Mahsa Dehghani Soufi, Taha Samad-Soltani, Samad Shams Vahdati, Peyman Rezaei-Hachesu
OBJECTIVES: Fast and accurate patient triage for the response process is a critical first step in emergency situations. This process is often performed using a paper-based mode, which intensifies workload and difficulty, wastes time, and is at risk of human errors. This study aims to design and evaluate a decision support system (DSS) to determine the triage level. METHODS: A combination of the Rule-Based Reasoning (RBR) and Fuzzy Logic Classifier (FLC) approaches were used to predict the triage level of patients according to the triage specialist's opinions and Emergency Severity Index (ESI) guidelines...
June 2018: International Journal of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669651/improving-physical-assessment-observational-skills-in-the-community-setting-an-experiential-exercise
#12
Mary Dugan
To become skilled providers, nurse practitioner students are required to expand observational skills and develop acumen in differential diagnosis. Good observational skills are essential for developing differential diagnoses, which are narrowed through diagnostic reasoning to reach an accurate final diagnosis. Teaching observational skills and differential diagnosis methods to nurse practitioner students can be challenging for nurse educators. The goal of an experiential assessment exercise (EAE) was to breathe life into an online course and have fun while learning to gather data about the health status and risk factors of people in the community environment...
April 1, 2018: Creative Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661625/unusual-presentation-of-middle-east-respiratory-syndrome-coronavirus-leading-to-a-large-outbreak-in-riyadh-during-2017
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Hala Amer, Abdulrahman S Alqahtani, Hind Alzoman, Nawfal Aljerian, Ziad A Memish
BACKGROUND: The hallmark of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) disease is the ability to cause major health care-associated nosocomial outbreaks with superspreading events leading to massive numbers of cases and excessive morbidity and mortality. In this report, we describe a patient who presented with acute renal failure requiring hemodialysis and became a MERS-CoV superspreader, igniting a recent multihospital outbreak in Riyadh. MATERIAL AND RESULTS: Between May 31 and June 15, 2017, 44 cases of MERS-CoV infection were reported from 3 simultaneous clusters from 3 health care facilities in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, including 11 fatal cases...
April 13, 2018: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29659546/physical-activity-on-prescription-with-counsellor-support-a-4-year-registry-based-study-in-routine-health-care-in-sweden
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Pia Andersen, Sara Holmberg, Lena Lendahls, Per Nilsen, Margareta Kristenson
Background : Public health gains from physical activity on prescription (PAP) depend on uptake in routine care. We performed an evaluation of the implementation, in a Swedish county council, of counsellors who give personalized support to PAP recipients aimed at facilitating PAP delivery. The aim was to compare characteristics between PAP recipients and the health care population as well as between PAP recipients who used and did not use counsellor support. We also investigated professional belonging and health care setting of health care professionals who prescribed PAP...
April 16, 2018: Healthcare (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658261/survivorship-care-preferences-a-pilot-study-of-young-adults-with-cancer
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Adrienne Viola, Hannah-Rose Mitchell, Andrew Salner, Eileen Gillan, Jaime Rotatori, Brenda Cartmel, Sheila Santacroce, Xiaomei Ma, Nina Kadan-Lottick
Background: Adolescents and young adults (AYAs) face increased risk for physical, social, and cognitive late complications of cancer therapy. Strategies are needed to better engage AYAs in survivorship research. Objectives: This study aimed to determine the feasibility of enrolling AYAs within six months of diagnosis to a survivorship study and assess their health concerns and survivorship care preferences. Methods: Patients aged 15–34 years who were diagnosed with leukemia, lymphoma, or sarcoma at three Connecticut hospitals from 2008–2011 were identified and recruited by mail...
June 1, 2017: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658216/-prevention-of-urinary-tract-infection-in-the-elderly-what-s-new-in-long-term-care-facilities
#16
Sonia Lajoso, Marie Immaculée Nahimana Tessemo, Eve Rubli Truchard, Amel Rodondi, Christiane Petignat
Urinary tract infections are common in the elderly. They are a frequent reason for antibiotic prescription in nursing homes and hospitals. Doctors are confronted daily to the challenge that it is to diagnose urinary tract infections in older patients. The incidence of asymptomatic bacteriuria and the presence of unspecific symptoms and signs in this population transform guidelines for prevention and treatment into some kind of a battle. In this article we will : 1) make a reminder of the particular features of urinary tract infection in the elderly person ; 2) present the recommendations made by the experts and 3) emphasize the prevention of catheter-related urinary tract infection...
April 11, 2018: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657076/gasping-for-a-diagnosis-pediatric-vocal-cord-dysfunction
#17
Mariel Wenzel
Vocal cord dysfunction is an obstruction of the upper airway, primarily on inspiration, due to the paradoxical adduction of the vocal cords. Vocal cord dysfunction continues to be underdiagnosed as its own entity. The lack of diagnosis can be attributed to the overlap of symptoms between asthma and exercise-induced bronchospasm. It is possible for patients diagnosed with asthma and/or exercise-induced bronchospasm to have underlying vocal cord dysfunction, which needs to be considered when prescribing asthma medications...
April 13, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652631/-this-is-not-a-drill-activation-of-a-student-led-influenza-vaccination-point-of-distribution
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Lavonne M Adams, Sharon Canclini, Kelle Tillman
OBJECTIVE: To describe activation of a Point of Distribution (POD) in response to an influenza outbreak, highlighting the use of a student-led model. PARTICIPANTS: Faculty, staff, and students of X College of Nursing and Health Sciences, X University, as well as those located in its primary building. METHODS: In response to an August 2017 influenza outbreak, a vaccination clinic was conducted for a target population through POD activation...
April 13, 2018: Journal of American College Health: J of ACH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29644927/disease-specific-clinical-pathways-are-they-feasible-in-primary-care-a-mixed-methods-study
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Anders Grimsmo, Audhild Løhre, Tove Røsstad, Ingunn Gjerde, Ina Heiberg, Aslak Steinsbekk
OBJECTIVE: To explore the feasibility of disease-specific clinical pathways when used in primary care. DESIGN: A mixed-method sequential exploratory design was used. First, merging and exploring quality interview data across two cases of collaboration between the specialist care and primary care on the introduction of clinical pathways for four selected chronic diseases. Secondly, using quantitative data covering a population of 214,700 to validate and test hypothesis derived from the qualitative findings...
April 12, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29643524/-a-customized-method-for-information-extraction-from-unstructured-text-data-in-the-electronic-medical-records
#20
X Y Bao, W J Huang, K Zhang, M Jin, Y Li, C Z Niu
OBJECTIVE: There is a huge amount of diagnostic or treatment information in electronic medical record (EMR), which is a concrete manifestation of clinicians actual diagnosis and treatment details. Plenty of episodes in EMRs, such as complaints, present illness, past history, differential diagnosis, diagnostic imaging, surgical records, reflecting details of diagnosis and treatment in clinical process, adopt Chinese description of natural language. How to extract effective information from these Chinese narrative text data, and organize it into a form of tabular for analysis of medical research, for the practical utilization of clinical data in the real world, is a difficult problem in Chinese medical data processing...
April 18, 2018: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
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