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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232564/neonatal-mortality-and-morbidity-in-the-post-implementation-period-of-a-neonatal-teaching-program-in-provincial-hospitals-in-laos
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S Schmidt, S Bounnack, T Hoehn
OBJECTIVES: Aim of this study was to analyze neonatal mortality and morbidity in the post-implementation period of a neonatal teaching program to examine a possible impact on neonatal outcomes. STUDY DESIGN: This study is a retrospective data analysis of all neonatal patients treated in five provincial hospitals in Laos after implementation of a neonatal teaching program. METHODS: A simulation-based teaching program aims to have positive impact on the theoretical and practical skill of hospital staff in the field of newborn care...
December 9, 2017: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232471/cytoreductive-surgery-for-ovarian-cancer-quality-assessment
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A H Brand, P A DiSilvestro, J Sehouli, J S Berek
Surgery is the cornerstone of treatment of ovarian cancer. Given the importance of achieving no or minimal macroscopic residual disease at primary surgery, performing an assessment of the quality of ovarian cancer surgery is crucial. Assessing the quality of care and surgical outcome allows us to establish baseline information, set standards of care and clear priorities, enable benchmarking against peers, and sustain quality improvement. We know that suboptimal care exists and variation in outcomes results...
November 1, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232365/monitoring-compliance-with-standards-of-care-for-chronic-diseases-using-healthcare-administrative-databases-in-italy-strengths-and-limitations
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Rosa Gini, Martijn J Schuemie, Alessandro Pasqua, Emanuele Carlini, Francesco Profili, Iacopo Cricelli, Patrizio Dazzi, Valentina Barletta, Paolo Francesconi, Francesco Lapi, Andrea Donatini, Giulia Dal Co, Modesta Visca, Mariadonata Bellentani, Miriam Sturkenboom, Niek Klazinga
BACKGROUND: A recent comprehensive report on healthcare quality in Italy published by the Organization of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) recommended that regular monitoring of quality of primary care by means of compliance with standards of care for chronic diseases is performed. A previous ecological study demonstrated that compliance with standards of care could be reliably estimated on regional level using administrative databases. This study compares estimates based on administrative data with estimates based on GP records for the same persons, to understand whether ecological fallacy played a role in the results of the previous study...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232320/the-impact-of-osteoarthritis-on-the-functioning-and-health-status-of-a-low-income-population-an-example-of-a-disability-paradox
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Jorge A Esquivel-Valerio, Wendy Marisol Orzua-de la Fuente, Brenda R Vázquez-Fuentes, Mario Alberto Garza-Elizondo, Roberto Negrete-López, Daniel O Treviño-Montes, Rebeca Thelma Martínez-Villarreal, Jaqueline Rodríguez-Amado, Ingris Peláez-Ballestas, Adalberto Loyola-Sánchez
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to measure the impact of osteoarthritis on the functioning and health status of individuals living in a low-income urban community in Mexico. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional, community-based study from December 2014 to November 2015, using the Community Oriented Program for Control of Rheumatic Diseases methodology to identify cases of musculoskeletal disease in a sample of adults older than 18 years in Pueblo Nuevo, Apodaca, Mexico...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232316/prime-a-novel-low-mass-high-repetition-approach-to-improve-function-in-older-adults
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Jason D Allen, Mitch D VanBruggen, Neil M Johannsen, Jennifer L Robbins, Daniel P Credeur, Carl F Pieper, Richard Sloane, Conrad P Earnest, Timothy S Church, Eric Ravussin, William E Kraus, Michael A Welsch
INTRODUCTION: The ability to maintain functional independence in a rapidly aging population results in an increased life expectancy without corresponding increases in health care costs. The accelerated decline in VO2peak after the age of 65 is primarily due to peripheral tissue changes rather than centrally mediated factors. The purpose of this study was to determine if the PRIME (Peripheral Remodeling through Intermittent Muscular Exercise) approach, consisting of a low mass, high repetition/duration skeletal muscle focused training regimen would provide superior functional benefits in participants above 70 years old and at risk for losing functional independence...
December 11, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232276/contemporary-protease-inhibitors-and-cardiovascular-risk
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Jens Lundgren, Amanda Mocroft, Lene Ryom
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To review the evidence linking use of HIV protease inhibitors with excess risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in HIV+ populations. RECENT FINDINGS: For the two contemporary most frequently used protease inhibitors, darunavir and atazanavir [both pharmacologically boosted with ritonavir (/r)], darunavir/r has been shown to be associated with increased CVD risk. The effect is cumulative with longer exposure increasing risk and an effect size comparable to what has been observed for previously developed protease inhibitors...
December 9, 2017: Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232085/use-of-paid-and-unpaid-personal-help-by-medicare-beneficiaries-needing-long-term-services-and-supports
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Amber Willink, Karen Davis, John Mulcahy, Jennifer L Wolff
Issue: Older adults who reside in communities, as opposed to nursing homes or other residential institutions, are largely dependent on family and unpaid caregivers for assistance with daily activities, like preparing meals or laundry, and self-care tasks like bathing or dressing. For low-income older adults, assistance with such activities, also known as long-term services and supports (LTSS), can also come from Medicaid. These sources of support will be increasingly inadequate as the population ages...
November 1, 2017: Issue Brief of the Commonwealth Fund
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231960/prospective-validation-of-a-screening-tool-to-identify-older-adults-in-need-of-a-driving-evaluation
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Marian E Betz, Jason S Haukoos, Robert Schwartz, Carolyn DiGuiseppi, Deepika Kandasamy, Brenda Beaty, Elizabeth Juarez-Colunga, David B Carr
OBJECTIVES: To prospectively validate and refine the 5-item "CRASH" screening tool for identifying older drivers needing a behind-the-wheel (BTW) test. DESIGN: Prospective observational study. SETTING: Geriatric and internal medicine primary care clinics affiliated with a tertiary care hospital and a local BTW program. PARTICIPANTS: Cognitively intact drivers aged 65 and older (N = 315). MEASUREMENTS: Participants completed baseline questionnaire (including CRASH tool) and assessments and BTW test (evaluator blinded to questionnaire results) and participated in 1-month telephone follow-up...
December 12, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231668/ecclesiastical-endorsing-organizations-final-rule
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The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending its medical regulations by establishing in regulation the eligibility requirements that ecclesiastical endorsing organizations must meet in order to provide ecclesiastical endorsements of individuals seeking employment as VA chaplains, or of individuals who are seeking to be engaged by VA under contract or appointed as on-facility fee basis VA chaplains under the United States Code. VA considers veterans' spiritual care an integral part of their overall health care...
November 8, 2017: Federal Register
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231258/retrospective-review-of-immunocompromised-children-undergoing-skin-biopsy-for-suspected-invasive-infection-analysis-of-factors-predictive-of-invasive-mold
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Robert J Smith, Sarah B Klieger, Salwa E Sulieman, Emily Berger, James R Treat, Brian T Fisher
OBJECTIVES: Cutaneous lesions are often the first marker of invasive mold infection, which can cause substantial morbidity in immunocompromised children. The purpose of this study was to describe the evaluation and outcomes of immunocompromised children who presented with findings requiring skin biopsy because of concern about invasive infection. In children who were biopsied, we sought to determine the factors predictive of invasive mold infection. METHODS: A retrospective review was conducted at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia...
December 12, 2017: Pediatric Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230972/the-choice-pilot-project-challenges-of-implementing-a-combined-peer-work-and-shared-decision-making-programme-in-an-early-intervention-service
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Magenta B Simmons, Dominiek Coates, Samantha Batchelor, Tara Dimopoulos-Bick, Deborah Howe
AIM: Youth participation is central to early intervention policy and quality frameworks. There is good evidence for peer support (individuals with lived experience helping other consumers) and shared decision making (involving consumers in making decisions about their own care) in adult settings. However, youth programs are rarely tested or described in detail. This report aims to fill this gap by describing a consumer focused intervention in an early intervention service. METHODS: This paper describes the development process, intervention content and implementation challenges of the Choices about Healthcare Options Informed by Client Experiences and Expectations (CHOICE) Pilot Project...
December 12, 2017: Early Intervention in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230934/adult-children-of-parents-with-mental-illness-dehumanization-of-a-parent-she-wasn-t-the-wreck-in-those-years-that-she-was-to-become-later
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Gillian Murphy, Kath Peters, Lesley Wilkes, Debra Jackson
Children who have lived with parental mental illness experience long-standing reduced health and social outcomes, alongside ongoing personal distress. While there has been some dialogue regarding interventions to support children who are living with parental mental illness, there remains a paucity of knowledge regarding adult children's experiences and potential needs. Given this, the aim of the present study was to establish parenting narratives of adult children who had experienced childhood parental mental illness...
December 11, 2017: International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230891/linking-individual-level-data-on-diagnoses-and-dispensing-for-research-on-antibiotic-use-evaluation-of-a-novel-data-source-from-english-secondary-care
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Patrick Rockenschaub, David Ansell, Laura Shallcross
PURPOSE: There has been a focus on stewardship programmes to curb inappropriate antibiotic prescribing and reduce antimicrobial resistance. In-hospital, patient-level prescribing linked to indication is needed to support surveillance, evaluation of stewardship initiatives, as well as other antibiotic research. We evaluated whether a novel dataset linking hospital pharmacy records to Hospital Episode Statistics data can be used for antibiotic research. METHODS: Using the Hospital Treatment Insights (HTI) database, which links Hospital Episode Statistics to pharmacy records from 43 out of 153 hospital trusts in England, we estimated the proportion of missed linkage and identified characteristics associated with missing data...
December 12, 2017: Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230872/ageing-in-india-financial-hardship-from-health-expenditures
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Ting-Hsuan J Lee, Indrani Saran, Krishna D Rao
India's rapidly ageing population raises concerns about the burden of health care payments among older individuals who may have both limited income and greater health care needs. Using a nationally representative household survey, we investigate the association between age and financial hardship due to health expenditures. We find that both the probability of experiencing health problems and mean total out-of-pocket health expenditures increase with age. Second, the probability of households experiencing catastrophic health expenditures increases with each additional member aged 60 and above-33% of households with one 60+ member and 38% of households with 2 or more 60+ members experienced catastrophic health expenditures, compared to only 20% in households with all members under the age of 60 years...
December 12, 2017: International Journal of Health Planning and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230809/the-rspo3-gene-as-genetic-markers-for-bone-mass-assessed-by-quantitative-ultrasound-in-a-population-of-young-adults
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María Correa-Rodríguez, Jacqueline Schmidt Rio-Valle, Blanca Rueda-Medina
Ultrasound bone mass measurement has been postulated as a valuable bone-health assessment tool for primary care. The aim of this study was to analyse the possible relationship between the SPTBN1, RSPO3, CCDC170, DKK1, GPATCH1, and TMEM135 genes, with calcaneal quantitative ultrasound (QUS) in a population of young adults. These genes were first associated with broadband ultrasound attenuation (BUA) in the GEFOS/GENOMOS study. A cross-sectional study was conducted on 575 individuals (mean age 20.41 ± 2...
December 12, 2017: Annals of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230709/point-of-care-gastric-ultrasound-and-aspiration-risk-assessment-a-narrative-review
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Anahi Perlas, Cristian Arzola, Peter Van de Putte
This narrative review summarizes the current knowledge on point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) of gastric contents in order to inform an assessment of aspiration risk and guide anesthetic management at the bedside. An I-AIM framework (Indication, Acquisition, Interpretation, and Medical decision-making) is used to summarize and organize the content areas. This narrative review spans the breadth of the literature on pediatric and adult subjects as well as on special patient populations such as obstetric and severely obese individuals...
December 11, 2017: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230575/global-curriculum-in-research-literacy-for-the-surgical-oncologist
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C Are, U Yanala, G Malhotra, B Hall, L Smith, L Wyld, C Cummings, C Lecoq, R A Audisio, R S Berman
BACKGROUND: The ability to provide optimal care to cancer patients depends on awareness of current evidence-based practices emanating from research or involvement in research where circumstances permit. The significant global variations in cancer-related research activity and its correlation to cancer-specific outcomes may have an influence on the care provided to cancer patients and their outcomes. The aim of this project is to develop a global curriculum in research literacy for the surgical oncologist...
December 11, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230501/-development-of-ground-based-physician-staffed-emergency-missions-in-the-city-of-leipzig-from-2003-to-2013
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K Bader, M Bernhard, A Gries, M Kaul, R Schröder, A Ramshorn-Zimmer
BACKGROUND: The annual number of physician-based emergency missions reported is continuously increasing. Data from large cities concerning this development over long periods is sparse. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In this retrospective study the charts of all ground-based physician-staffed emergency missions in the city of Leipzig for the first quarters of 2003 and 2013 were analyzed. Patient characteristics, injury and illness severities, mission location, hospital admission rate, as well as emergency interventions were collated...
December 11, 2017: Der Anaesthesist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230472/individualized-glycemic-control-for-u-s-adults-with-type-2-diabetes-a-cost-effectiveness-analysis
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Neda Laiteerapong, Jennifer M Cooper, M Reza Skandari, Philip M Clarke, Aaron N Winn, Rochelle N Naylor, Elbert S Huang
Background: Intensive glycemic control in type 2 diabetes (glycated hemoglobin [HbA1c] level <7%) is an established, cost-effective standard of care. However, guidelines recommend individualizing goals on the basis of age, comorbidity, diabetes duration, and complications. Objective: To estimate the cost-effectiveness of individualized control versus uniform intensive control (HbA1c level <7%) for the U.S. population with type 2 diabetes. Design: Patient-level Monte Carlo-based Markov model...
December 12, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230375/the-impact-of-choosing-words-carefully-an-online-investigation-into-imaging-reporting-strategies-and-best-practice-care-for-low-back-pain
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Emma L Karran, Yasmin Medalian, Susan L Hillier, G Lorimer Moseley
Background: Low back pain clinical practice guidelines consistently recommend against the routine ordering of spinal imaging; however, imaging is frequently requested in primary care, without evidence of benefit. Imaging reports frequently identify degenerative features which are likely to be interpreted as 'abnormal', despite their high prevalence in symptom-free individuals. The aim of this study was to investigate whether post-imaging back-related perceptions are influenced by providing prior information about normal findings, and to compare the effect of receiving imaging results with best practice care (without imaging)...
2017: PeerJ
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