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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076261/-how-can-we-talk-about-patient-centered-care-without-patients-at-the-table-lessons-learned-from-patient-advisory-councils
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Anjana E Sharma, Rachel Willard-Grace, Andrew Willis, Olivia Zieve, Kate Dubé, Charla Parker, Michael B Potter
CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVE: Patient advisory councils (PACs) are a strategy for primary care clinics to engage patients in practice improvement. However, there is scant research on how PACs function. This study aimed to understand how PACs are organized and identify common challenges and perceived benefits of high-functioning PACs. SETTING AND POPULATION: Key informants identified 8 primary care clinics in California with high-functioning PACs. Leaders from each of the 8 clinics nominated 1 clinic staff member and 1 PAC patient member to be interviewed...
November 2016: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine: JABFM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076254/watchful-waiting-strategy-may-reduce-low-value-diagnostic-testing
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Larissa May, Peter Franks, Anthony Jerant, Joshua Fenton
BACKGROUND: PCPs need effective communication strategies to address patient requests for low-value testing while sustaining patient-provider partnerships. Watchful waiting - allowing a negotiated period of time to pass before making a firm testing decision - shows promise as a tool for addressing patient requests for low-value testing. METHODS: Observational analysis of data from a randomized controlled trial of a communication intervention designed to boost patient-centeredness and reduce low-value test ordering among 61 resident primary care physicians...
November 2016: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine: JABFM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068998/a-qualitative-study-on-african-immigrant-and-refugee-families-experiences-of-accessing-primary-health-care-services-in-manitoba-canada-it-s-not-easy
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Roberta Lynn Woodgate, David Shiyokha Busolo, Maryanne Crockett, Ruth Anne Dean, Miriam R Amaladas, Pierre J Plourde
BACKGROUND: Immigrant and refugee families form a growing proportion of the Canadian population and experience barriers in accessing primary health care services. The aim of this study was to examine the experiences of access to primary health care by African immigrant and refugee families. METHODS: Eighty-three families originating from 15 African countries took part in multiple open ended interviews in western Canada. Qualitative data was collected in six different languages between 2013 and 2015...
January 9, 2017: International Journal for Equity in Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067816/indoor-temperatures-in-patient-waiting-rooms-in-eight-rural-primary-health-care-centers-in-northern-south-africa-and-the-related-potential-risks-to-human-health-and-wellbeing
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Caradee Y Wright, Renée A Street, Nokulunga Cele, Zamantimande Kunene, Yusentha Balakrishna, Patricia N Albers, Angela Mathee
Increased temperatures affect human health and vulnerable groups including infants, children, the elderly and people with pre-existing diseases. In the southern African region climate models predict increases in ambient temperature twice that of the global average temperature increase. Poor ventilation and lack of air conditioning in primary health care clinics, where duration of waiting time may be as long as several hours, pose a possible threat to patients seeking primary health care. Drawing on information measured by temperature loggers installed in eight clinics in Giyani, Limpopo Province of South Africa, we were able to determine indoor temperatures of waiting rooms in eight rural primary health care facilities...
January 6, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061843/sun-protection-to-improve-vaccine-effectiveness-in-children-in-a-high-ambient-ultraviolet-radiation-and-rural-environment-an-intervention-study
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Caradee Y Wright, Patricia N Albers, Angela Mathee, Zamantimande Kunene, Catherine D'Este, Ashwin Swaminathan, Robyn M Lucas
BACKGROUND: Vaccination is a mainstay of preventive healthcare, reducing the incidence of serious childhood infections. Ecological studies have demonstrated an inverse association between markers of high ambient ultraviolet (UV) radiation exposure (e.g., sunny season, low latitude of residence) and reduction in the vaccination-associated immune response. Higher sun exposure on the day prior to and spanning the day of vaccination has been associated with a reduced antigen-specific immune response independent of skin pigmentation...
January 6, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060690/-peritoneal-dialysis-in-the-first-two-years-of-life-experience-of-a-nephrology-and-renal-transplantation-pediatric-unit
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Sofia Deuchande, Tânia Mano, Cristina Novais, Rute Machado, Rosário Stone, Margarida Almeida
INTRODUCTION: Peritoneal dialysis is the dialytic method of choice in chronic end-stage renal disease in children. This study main purpose was to characterize the long-term survival of a pediatric population who began peritoneal dialysis within the first two years of life. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A descriptive and retrospective study was performed in a portuguese nephrology and renal transplantation pediatric unit, between January 1991 and August 2014. End-stage renal disease etiology, mortality, comorbidities and complications of peritoneal dialysis and end-stage renal disease, growth and psychomotor development were evaluated...
September 2016: Acta Médica Portuguesa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059054/randomised-controlled-trial-evaluating-the-effectiveness-and-cost-effectiveness-of-families-for-health-a-family-based-childhood-obesity-treatment-intervention-delivered-in-a-community-setting-for-ages-6-to-11-years
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Wendy Robertson, Joanna Fleming, Atiya Kamal, Thomas Hamborg, Kamran A Khan, Frances Griffiths, Sarah Stewart-Brown, Nigel Stallard, Stavros Petrou, Douglas Simkiss, Elizabeth Harrison, Sung Wook Kim, Margaret Thorogood
BACKGROUND: Effective programmes to help children manage their weight are required. 'Families for Health' focuses on a parenting approach, designed to help parents develop their parenting skills to support lifestyle change within the family. Families for Health version 1 showed sustained reductions in mean body mass index (BMI) z-score after 2 years in a pilot project. OBJECTIVE: The aim was to evaluate its effectiveness and cost-effectiveness in a randomised controlled trial (RCT)...
January 2017: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056906/the-norwegian-healthy-life-study-protocol-for-a-pragmatic-rct-with-longitudinal-follow-up-on-physical-activity-and-diet-for-adults
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Eirik Abildsnes, Eivind Meland, Thomas Mildestvedt, Tonje H Stea, Sveinung Berntsen, Gro Beate Samdal
BACKGROUND: The Norwegian Directorate of Health recommends that Healthy Life Centres (HLCs) be established in primary health care to support behaviour change and reduce the risk of non-communicable diseases. The aim of the present study protocol is to present the rationale, design and methods of a combined pragmatic randomized controlled trial (RCT) and longitudinal cohort study of the effects of attending HLCs concerning physical activity, sedentary behaviour and diet and to explore how psychological well-being and motivational factors may mediate short- and long-term effects...
January 5, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050900/planned-early-birth-versus-expectant-management-waiting-for-prelabour-rupture-of-membranes-at-term-37-weeks-or-more
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Philippa Middleton, Emily Shepherd, Vicki Flenady, Rosemary D McBain, Caroline A Crowther
BACKGROUND: Prelabour rupture of membranes (PROM) at term is managed expectantly or by planned early birth. It is not clear if waiting for birth to occur spontaneously is better than intervening, e.g. by inducing labour. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this review is to assess the effects of planned early birth (immediate intervention or intervention within 24 hours) when compared with expectant management (no planned intervention within 24 hours) for women with term PROM on maternal, fetal and neonatal outcomes...
January 4, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040697/mother-s-recognition-of-and-treatment-triggers-for-common-childhood-illnesses-among-migrant-santal-tribe-living-in-bhubaneswar-odisha-india
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Suchismita Mishra, Yadlapalli S Kusuma, Bontha V Babu
BACKGROUND: Accelerating reduction in infant and other child mortality rates calls for comprehensive child survival strategies. Early recognition of illness and timely seeking of treatment are critical elements to prevent child deaths, and cultural explanation for these care-seeking behaviours is important. The present article reports (i) mothers' recognition of illness and (ii) triggers of treatment related to some childhood illnesses among a migrant tribal community living in Bhubaneswar city, India...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Tropical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031038/using-a-smartphone-app-to-reduce-cognitive-vulnerability-and-mild-depressive-symptoms-study-protocol-of-an-exploratory-randomized-controlled-trial
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Cezar Giosan, Cristina Mogoaşe, Oana Cobeanu, Aurora Szentágotai Tătar, Vlad Mureşan, Rareș Boian
BACKGROUND: Depression is a major challenge worldwide, with significant increasing personal, economic, and societal costs. Although empirically supported treatments have been developed, they are not always available for patients in routine clinical care. Therefore, we need effective and widely accessible strategies to prevent the onset of the very first depressive symptoms. Mental health apps could prove a valuable solution for this desideratum. Although preliminary research has indicated that such apps can be useful in treating depression, no study has attempted to test their utility in preventing depressive symptoms...
December 28, 2016: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026108/outcomes-utilizing-imported-liver-grafts-for-recipients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Narendra Battula, Trevor W Reichman, Yamah Amiri, Ian C Carmody, Gretchen Galliano, John Seal, Emily Ahmed, Humberto Bohorquez, David Bruce, Ari Cohen, George E Loss
BACKGROUND: Liver transplantation (LT) offers the best chance of survival in selected patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Wait list mortality or dropout due to tumor progression can be significant and therefore timely transplantation is critical. Liver grafts discarded by outside organ procurement organizations are a potential source of grafts for low MELD tumor patients. The primary aim of this study was to assess the disease-free and overall survival of patients with HCC transplanted with imported liver grafts (ILG)...
December 27, 2016: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28010892/implementation-and-evaluation-of-early-gastroscopy-for-patients-with-dyspepsia-and-warning-signs-in-primary-care
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Francisco Javier García-Alonso, María Hernández Tejero, Elvira Rubio Benito, Paz Valer, Iván Guerra, Victoria Gema García Ceballos, Mar Noguerol, Victoria Llinares, Fernando Bermejo
INTRODUCTION: Dyspepsia is a common disorder in both Primary (PC) and Specialised Care (SC). Gastroscopy is recommended at the start of the study if there are warning signs, although it is not always available in PC. OBJECTIVES AND METHODS: We developed a pilot project establishing an early gastroscopy programme for patients with dyspepsia and warning signs in PC, subsequently extending it to the entire healthcare area. The aim was to evaluate the requirements, impact and opinion of this service at the PC level...
December 20, 2016: Gastroenterología y Hepatología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009060/identifying-people-at-higher-risk-of-melanoma-across-the-u-k-a-primary-care-based-electronic-survey
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J A Usher-Smith, A P Kassianos, J D Emery, G A Abel, Z Teoh, S Hall, R D Neal, P Murchie, F M Walter
BACKGROUND: Melanoma incidence is rising rapidly worldwide among white populations. Defining higher-risk populations using risk prediction models may help targeted screening and early detection approaches. OBJECTIVES: To assess the feasibility of identifying people at higher risk of melanoma using the Williams self-assessed clinical risk estimation model in U.K. primary care. METHODS: We recruited participants from the waiting rooms of 22 general practices covering a total population of > 240 000 in three U...
December 23, 2016: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004975/electronic-kiosks-for-patient-satisfaction-survey-in-radiology
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Johannes Boos, Jieming Fang, Aideen Snell, Donna Hallett, Bettina Siewert, Roland L Eisenberg, Olga R Brook
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this article is to analyze patient satisfaction surveys obtained via electronic kiosks in a tertiary-care academic radiology department to detect potential areas of improvement and to identify ways to improve survey response and completion rates. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All patient satisfaction surveys submitted via electronic kiosks and via online surveys between January 2015 and January 2016 were included in this retrospective study. The surveys consisted of questions regarding the patients' overall experience, cleanliness of the department, and interactions with the receptionist, technologist, nurse, and physician...
December 22, 2016: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003177/substitution-of-usual-perioperative-care-by-ehealth-to-enhance-postoperative-recovery-in-patients-undergoing-general-surgical-or-gynecological-procedures-study-protocol-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Eva van der Meij, Judith Af Huirne, Esther Va Bouwsma, Johanna M van Dongen, Caroline B Terwee, Peter M van de Ven, Chantal M den Bakker, Suzan van der Meij, W Marchien van Baal, Wouter Kg Leclercq, Peggy Maj Geomini, Esther Cj Consten, Steven E Schraffordt Koops, Paul Jm van Kesteren, Hein Bac Stockmann, A Dorien Ten Cate, Paul Hp Davids, Petrus C Scholten, Baukje van den Heuvel, Frederieke G Schaafsma, Wilhelmus Jhj Meijerink, H Jaap Bonjer, Johannes R Anema
BACKGROUND: Due to the strong reduction in the length of hospital stays in the last decade, the period of in-hospital postoperative care is limited. After discharge from the hospital, guidance and monitoring on recovery and resumption of (work) activities are usually not provided. As a consequence, return to normal activities and work after surgery is hampered, leading to a lower quality of life and higher costs due to productivity loss and increased health care consumption. OBJECTIVE: With this study we aim to evaluate whether an eHealth care program can improve perioperative health care in patients undergoing commonly applied abdominal surgical procedures, leading to accelerated recovery and to a reduction in costs in comparison to usual care...
December 21, 2016: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002689/design-and-implementation-of-a-telepediatric-primary-level-and-low-cost-system-to-reduce-unnecessary-patient-transfers
#17
Christian Cifuentes, Eduardo Romero, Javier Godoy
BACKGROUND: Most inhabitants in Latin America are concentrated in large urban foci with different access to facilities. Although the main hospitals offer specialized services, economically vulnerable populations cannot easily afford these services, the pediatric population being most affected. This article presents the design and implementation of a low cost telepediatric system, applied to primary care hospitals through a study in Bogotá, Colombia, mainly aimed to reduce the number of unnecessary transfers commonly sent to specialized medical services...
December 21, 2016: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28001094/prevalence-of-substance-use-among-patients-of-community-health-centers-in-east-los-angeles-and-tijuana
#18
Lillian Gelberg, Guillermina Natera Rey, Ronald M Andersen, Miriam Arroyo, Ietza Bojorquez-Chapela, Melvin W Rico, Mani Vahidi, Julia Yacenda-Murphy, Lisa Arangua, Martin Serota
BACKGROUND: Given the increased use of psychoactive substances on the United States-Mexico border, a binational study (Tijuana, Mexico-Los Angeles, USA) was conducted to identify the prevalence of substance use in primary care settings. OBJECTIVES: To compare the prevalence and characteristics of patients at risk for substance use disorders in Tijuana and East Los Angeles (LA) community clinics with special attention paid to drug use. METHODS: This was an observational, cross-sectional, analytical study, comparing substance use screening results from patients in Tijuana and LA...
December 21, 2016: Substance Use & Misuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993899/barriers-to-self-management-of-chronic-pain-in-primary-care-a-qualitative-focus-group-study
#19
Katy Gordon, Helen Rice, Nick Allcock, Pamela Bell, Martin Dunbar, Steve Gilbert, Heather Wallace
BACKGROUND: Supported self-management is a recommended intervention for chronic pain. Effective self-management should enable an individual to reduce the impact of pain on their everyday life. Clinical guidelines suggest primary care services have a role to play in supporting self-management of chronic pain. AIM: To examine the opinions of primary care healthcare professionals (HCPs) and people with chronic pain and their carers, in order to identify possible barriers to the facilitation and adoption of self-management...
December 19, 2016: British Journal of General Practice: the Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979041/acute-cardioversion-vs-a-wait-and-see-approach-for-recent-onset-symptomatic-atrial-fibrillation-in-the-emergency-department-rationale-and-design-of-the-randomized-acwas-trial
#20
Elton Dudink, Brigitte Essers, Wouter Holvoet, Bob Weijs, Justin Luermans, Hemanth Ramanna, Anho Liem, Jurren van Opstal, Lukas Dekker, Vincent van Dijk, Timo Lenderink, Otto Kamp, Lennert Kulker, Michiel Rienstra, Bas Kietselaer, Marco Alings, Jos Widdershoven, Joan Meeder, Martin Prins, Isabelle van Gelder, Harry Crijns
BACKGROUND: Current standard of care for patients with recent-onset atrial fibrillation (AF) in the emergency department aims at urgent restoration of sinus rhythm, although paroxysmal AF is a condition that resolves spontaneously within 24 hours in more than 70% of the cases. A wait-and-see approach with rate-control medication only and when needed cardioversion within 48 hours of onset of symptoms is hypothesized to be noninferior, safe, and cost-effective as compared with current standard of care and to lead to a higher quality of life...
January 2017: American Heart Journal
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