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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719901/patient-related-benefits-for-adults-with-cochlear-implantation-a-multicultural-longitudinal-observational-study
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Thomas Lenarz, Lida Muller, Hanna Czerniejewska-Wolska, Hector Vallés Varela, César Orús Dotú, Marcin Durko, Alicia Huarte Irujo, Bartosz Piszczatowski, Marek Zadrożniak, Colin Irwin, Petra L Graham, Josie Wyss
OBJECTIVES: To assess subjectively perceived, real-world benefits longitudinally for unilateral cochlear implant (CI) recipients in a multinational population treated routinely. To identify possible predictors of self-reported benefits. DESIGN: This was a prospective, multicenter, repeated-measures study. Self-assessment of performance at preimplantation and postimplantation at 1, 2, and 3 years using standardized, validated, local language versions of the Speech, Spatial, and Qualities of Hearing Scale (SSQ), and the Health Utilities Index Mark 3 (HUI3) was performed...
July 19, 2017: Audiology & Neuro-otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717331/knowledge-and-awareness-of-first-aid-of-avulsed-tooth-among-physicians-and-nurses-of-hospital-emergency-department
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Sudeep Sreepad Iyer, Antarmayee Panigrahi, Shalini Sharma
INTRODUCTION: Physicians and nurses of emergency department are often the first line of qualified health-care providers attending the patient in person or parent's query over phone reporting immediately following the dental avulsion. Prompt action by them becomes the decisive factor in survival and prognosis of the tooth. Although a few researchers have evaluated knowledge of emergency room physicians, there is scanty of reports concerning nurses who play a climacteric role. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A 10-item questionnaire regarding clinical situation apropos dental injury and tooth avulsion, inquiring knowledge of physicians and nurses was administered to 150 each of nursing professionals and physicians of the emergency department...
April 2017: Journal of Pharmacy & Bioallied Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716809/determining-clinical-decision-thresholds-for-hiv-positive-patients-suspected-of-having-tuberculosis
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Tom Boyles, Isabella Locatelli, Nicolas Senn, Mark Ebell
Clinical decision thresholds may aid the evaluation of diagnostic tests but have rarely been determined for tuberculosis (TB). We presented clinicians with six web-based clinical scenarios, describing patients with HIV and possible TB at various sites and with a range of clinical stability. The probability of disease was varied randomly and clinicians asked to make treatment decisions; threshold curves and therapeutic thresholds were calculated. Test and treatment thresholds were calculated using Bayes theorem and the diagnostic accuracy of Xpert MTB/RIF...
July 17, 2017: Evidence-based Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716081/impact-of-a-nurse-led-telephone-intervention-on-satisfaction-and-health-outcomes-of-children-with-inflammatory-rheumatic-diseases-and-their-families-a-crossover-randomized-clinical-trial
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Anne-Sylvie Ramelet, Béatrice Fonjallaz, Laura Rio, Sandra Zoni, Pierluigi Ballabeni, Joachim Rapin, Christophe Gueniat, Michaël Hofer
BACKGROUND: Children suffering from rheumatic disease are faced with multidimensional challenges that affect their quality of life and family dynamics. Symptom management and monitoring of the course of the disease over time are important to minimize disability and pain. Poor disease control and anticipation of the need for treatment changes may be prompted by specialist medical follow-up and regular nurse-led consultations with the patient and families, in which information and support is provided...
July 17, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716039/extra-corporeal-membrane-oxygenation-for-refractory-cardiogenic-shock-after-adult-cardiac-surgery-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Maziar Khorsandi, Scott Dougherty, Omar Bouamra, Vasudev Pai, Philip Curry, Steven Tsui, Stephen Clark, Stephen Westaby, Nawwar Al-Attar, Vipin Zamvar
BACKGROUND: Postcardiotomy cardiogenic shock (PCCS) refractory to inotropic support and intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) occurs rarely but is almost universally fatal without mechanical circulatory support. In this systematic review and meta-analysis we looked at the evidence behind the use of veno-arterial extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation (VA ECMO) in refractory PCCS from a patient survival rate and determinants of outcome viewpoint. METHODS: A systematic review was performed in January 2017 using PubMed (with no defined time period) using the keywords "postcardiotomy", "cardiogenic shock", "extracorporeal membrane oxygenation" and "cardiac surgery"...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715467/dealing-with-foreign-cultural-paradigms-a-systematic-review-on-intercultural-challenges-of-international-medical-graduates
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Kerstin Michalski, Nabeel Farhan, Edith Motschall, Werner Vach, Martin Boeker
OBJECTIVES: An increasing number of International Medical Graduates (IMG), who are defined to be physicians working in a country other than their country of origin and training, immigrate to Western countries. In order to ensure safe and high-quality patient care, they have to take medical and language tests. This systematic review aims to (1) collect all empiric research on intercultural communication of IMGs in medical settings, (2) identify and categorize all text passages mentioning intercultural issues in the included studies, and (3) describe the most commonly reported intercultural areas of communication of IMGs...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715160/meeting-the-who-90-target-antiretroviral-treatment-efficacy-in-poland-is-associated-with-baseline-clinical-patient-characteristics
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Milosz Parczewski, Ewa Siwak, Magdalena Leszczyszyn-Pynka, Iwona Cielniak, Ewa Burkacka, Piotr Pulik, Adam Witor, Karolina Muller, Ewelina Zasik, Anna Grzeszczuk, Maria Jankowska, Małgorzata Lemańska, Anita Olczak, Edyta Grąbczewska, Aleksandra Szymczak, Jacek Gąsiorowski, Bartosz Szetela, Monika Bociąga-Jasik, Paweł Skwara, Magdalena Witak-Jędra, Elżbieta Jabłonowska, Kamila Wójcik-Cichy, Juliusz Kamerys, Małgorzata Janczarek, Dagny Krankowska, Tomasz Mikuła, Katarzyna Kozieł, Dariusz Bielec, Justyna Stempkowska, Aleksandra Kocbach, Wiesława Błudzin, Andrzej Horban
INTRODUCTION: Modern combined antiretroviral therapies (cART) allow to effectively suppress HIV-1 viral load, with the 90% virologic success rate, meeting the WHO target in most clinical settings. The aim of this study was to analyse antiretroviral treatment efficacy in Poland and to identify variables associated with virologic suppression. M: ethods Cross-sectional data on 5152 (56.92% of the countrywide treated at the time-point of analysis) patients on cART for more than six months with at least one HIV-RNA measurement in 2016 were collected from 14 Polish centres...
July 17, 2017: Journal of the International AIDS Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712797/evaluation-of-a-patient-decision-aid-for-unicompartmental-or-total-knee-arthroplasty-for-medial-knee-osteoarthritis
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Christopher de Jesus, Dawn Stacey, Geoffrey F Dervin
BACKGROUND: Many patients with isolated medial compartment osteoarthritis are candidates for either unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA) or total knee arthroplasty (TKA). A novel patient decision aid (PDA) was developed to educate patients on both interventions and prepare them for making the decision with their surgeon. The study objective was to evaluate the acceptability and usefulness of a PDA for informing and helping patients reach a surgical preference without increasing decisional conflict...
June 17, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709410/identification-of-barriers-and-facilitators-for-optimal-cesarean-section-care-perspective-of-professionals
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Sonja Melman, Rachel Hellen Petra Schreurs, Carmen Desiree Dirksen, Anneke Kwee, Jan Gerrit Nijhuis, Nicol Anna Cornelia Smeets, Hubertina Catharina Johanna Scheepers, Rosella Petronella Maria Gemma Hermens
BACKGROUND: The cesarean section (CS) rate has increased over recent decades with poor guideline adherence as a possible cause. The objective of this study was to explore barriers and facilitators for delivering optimal care as described in clinical practice guidelines. METHODS: Key recommendations from evidence-based guidelines were used as a base to explore barriers and facilitators for delivering optimal CS care in The Netherlands. Both focus group and telephone interviews among 29 different obstetrical professionals were performed...
July 14, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708807/a-systematic-review-of-internet-decision-making-resources-for-patients-considering-surgery-for-ulcerative-colitis
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Daniel M Baker, Jack H Marshall, Matthew J Lee, Georgina L Jones, Steven R Brown, Alan J Lobo
BACKGROUND: Guidance from the Royal College of Surgeons advocates patient use of on-line resources to assist in decision making. Our aim was to assess the quality of on-line resources to facilitate decision making for patients considering surgery for ulcerative colitis (UC). METHODS: We undertook a systematic review based on PRISMA guidelines. This was registered on the PROSPERO database (CRD42016047177). We searched Google and repositories using several lay search terms for patient information discussing surgery for UC, published in English...
August 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702473/malaria-and-chikungunya-detected-using-molecular-diagnostics-among-febrile-kenyan-children
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Jesse Waggoner, Julie Brichard, Francis Mutuku, Bryson Ndenga, Claire Jane Heath, Alisha Mohamed-Hadley, Malaya K Sahoo, John Vulule, Martina Lefterova, Niaz Banaei, Dunstan Mukoko, Benjamin A Pinsky, A Desiree LaBeaud
BACKGROUND: In sub-Saharan Africa, malaria is frequently overdiagnosed as the cause of an undifferentiated febrile illness, whereas arboviral illnesses are presumed to be underdiagnosed. METHODS: Sera from 385 febrile Kenyan children, who presented to 1 of 4 clinical sites, were tested using microscopy and real-time molecular assays for dengue virus (DENV), chikungunya virus (CHIKV), malaria, and Leptospira. RESULTS: Malaria was the primary clinical diagnosis for 254 patients, and an arboviral infection (DENV or CHIKV) was the primary diagnosis for 93 patients...
2017: Open Forum Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701078/effects-of-context-aware-patient-guidance-on-blood-pressure-self-measurement-adherence-levels
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Camilla Lindahl, Stefan Wagner, Niels Uldbjerg, Jacob Mørup Schlütter, Olav Bertelsen, Puk Sandager
Hypertensive disease and preeclampsia are serious medical disorders affecting pregnancy. Screening in early pregnancy may identify women at risk of developing hypertensive disease and enable prophylactic treatment. Accurate blood pressure measurement is an important part of this screening. The aim of this study was to investigate whether patients, with the aid of a context-aware sensor-based blood pressure self-measurement system, were able to correctly self-measure their blood pressure adhering to internationally established recommendations...
July 1, 2017: Health Informatics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694708/spiritual-care-may-impact-mental-health-and-medication-adherence-in-hiv-populations
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Valerie U Oji, Leslie C Hung, Reza Abbasgholizadeh, Flora Terrell Hamilton, E James Essien, Evaristus Nwulia
OBJECTIVE: To explore a potential role for spirituality in medication-related needs assessment for integrated care in chronically ill populations. METHOD: A systematic literature review was conducted to explore the impact of faith beliefs on health and/or medication adherence in individuals with depression and/or HIV+/AIDS. Retrospective electronic medical record review of adult HIV+ patients of an urban primary care clinic with integrated mental health services was conducted, with Substance Abuse and Mental Illness Symptoms Screener (SAMISS), major depressive disorder (MDD) incidence over the preceding year, and history of contact with a spiritual advisor...
2017: HIV/AIDS: Research and Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694324/patient-reported-outcomes-in-hematology-is-it-time-to-focus-more-on-them-in-clinical-trials-and-hematology-practice
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Fabio Efficace, Gianluca Gaidano, Francesco Lo-Coco
In less than two decades, major clinical advances have been made in various areas of hematologic malignancies. Clinicians and patients now frequently face challenging choices regarding various treatments that are often similar in regard to safety or clinical effectiveness, hence medical decision-making has grown in complexity. For example, several novel drugs have been developed as oral agents introducing an additional challenge in patient management, such as ensuring an optimal adherence to therapy in order to maximize drug effectiveness...
July 10, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693482/the-development-and-feasibility-of-a-personal-health-optimization-system-for-people-with-bipolar-disorder
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Øystein Eiring, Kari Nytrøen, Simone Kienlin, Soudabeh Khodambashi, Magne Nylenna
BACKGROUND: People with bipolar disorder often experience ill health and have considerably reduced life expectancies. Suboptimal treatment is common and includes a lack of effective medicines, overtreatment, and non-adherence to medical interventions and lifestyle measures. E- and m-health applications support patients in optimizing their treatment but often exhibit conceptual and technical shortcomings. The objective of this work was to develop and test the usability of a system targeting suboptimal treatment and compare the service to other genres and strategies...
July 10, 2017: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691124/measuring-changes-in-gait-and-vehicle-transfer-ability-during-inpatient-rehabilitation-with-wearable-inertial-sensors
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Vladimir Borisov, Gina Sprint, Diane J Cook, Douglas L Weeks
Restoration of functional independence in gait and vehicle transfer ability is a common goal of inpatient rehabilitation. Currently, ambulation changes tend to be subjectively assessed. To investigate more precise objective assessment of progress in inpatient rehabilitation, we quantitatively assessed gait and transfer performances over the course of rehabilitation with wearable inertial sensors for 20 patients receiving inpatient rehabilitation services. Secondarily, we asked physical therapists to provide feedback about the clinical utility of metrics derived from the sensors...
March 2017: Proc IEEE Int Conf Pervasive Comput Commun Workshops
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690463/in-vivo-plantar-pressures-in-adult-acquired-flatfoot-compared-to-control-using-an-intraoperative-pedobarographic-device
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Aoife MacMahon, Howard J Hillstrom, Huong T Do, Jeremy Y Chan, Jonathan T Deland, Scott J Ellis
BACKGROUND: Intraoperative pedobarography has the potential to aid surgical decisions, but no parameters exist to guide its use. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: This study compared supine plantar pressures between flatfoot patients and controls using a previously validated intraoperative pedobarographic device and examined associations between supine, walking, and standing plantar pressures. METHODS: Ten preoperative patients with stage II adult-acquired flatfoot deformity (AAFD) were compared to ten healthy controls...
July 2017: HSS Journal: the Musculoskeletal Journal of Hospital for Special Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688552/hearing-aids-for-otitis-media-with-effusion-do-children-use-them
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Richard Wei Chern Gan, Parisa Overton, Claire Benton, Matija Daniel
INTRODUCTION: ENT surgeons may refer children with otitis media with effusion (OME) to audiology for consideration of hearing aids. They are an option for the treatment of OME, but are only effective if the child actually wears them. Our study investigated what proportion of children referred for hearing aids actually receive them, and whether children use them. METHOD: Retrospective study of children referred to audiology from November 2013 to August 2014, including 70 children referred by ENT for hearing aids for OME, plus a further 5 children with OME given hearing aids through direct access audiology service...
August 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685395/what-families-need-and-physicians-deliver-contrasting-communication-preferences-between-surrogate-decision-makers-and-physicians-during-outcome-prognostication-in-critically-ill-tbi-patients
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Thomas Quinn, Jesse Moskowitz, Muhammad W Khan, Lori Shutter, Robert Goldberg, Nananda Col, Kathleen M Mazor, Susanne Muehlschlegel
BACKGROUND: Surrogate decision-makers ("surrogates") and physicians of incapacitated patients have different views of prognosis and how it should be communicated, but this has not been investigated in neurocritically ill patients. We examined surrogates' communication preferences and physicians' practices during the outcome prognostication for critically ill traumatic brain injury (ciTBI) patients in two level-1 trauma centers and seven academic medical centers in the USA. METHODS: We used qualitative content analysis and descriptive statistics of transcribed interviews to identify themes in surrogates (n = 16) and physicians (n = 20)...
July 6, 2017: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682461/influence-of-decision-aids-on-oral-anticoagulant-prescribing-among-physicians-a-randomized-trial
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Cristian Baicus, Caterina Delcea, Alina Dima, Emilia Oprisan, Ciprian Jurcut, Gheorghe Andrei Dan
BACKGROUND: Oral anticoagulants (OAC) are underused in treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF), with differences in patient and physician preferences. For risk communication, the graphic showing risks on treatment contains all the information, therefore the graphic showing risks without treatment may not be necessary. Here, our objective was to assess whether decision aids require information of risks without treatment and specifically whether presentation of 5-year stroke risk in patients with AF increases use of OACs compared with presentation of 1-year risk and whether decisions on treatment are different when physicians decide their own treatment versus that of the patient...
July 6, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Investigation
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