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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545474/a-retrospective-study-to-assess-the-evaluation-of-living-related-kidney-donors-and-their-outcomes-following-nephrectomy-at-kenyatta-national-hospital
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A Muturi, V Kotecha, S Kanyi
BACKGROUND: Kidney transplantation is the renal replacement therapy of choice for end stage renal disease. To ensure safety regular audit of the donation process is necessary. The aim of this study was to assess the evaluation of potential living related kidney donors and document their outcomes following nephrectomy. METHODS: This was a retrospective descriptive study involving all living related kidney donors seen at Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) renal unit from 2010 to 2014...
May 25, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541137/clinical-use-of-continuous-glucose-monitoring-in-adults-with-type-2-diabetes
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Anders L Carlson, Deborah M Mullen, Richard M Bergenstal
Hemoglobin A1c is an excellent population health measure for the risk of vascular complications in diabetes, while continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) is a tool to help personalize a diabetes treatment plan. The value of CGM in individuals with type 1 diabetes (T1D) has been well demonstrated when compared with utilizing self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) to guide treatment decisions. CGM is a tool for patients and clinicians to visualize the important role that diet, exercise, stress management, and the appropriate selection of diabetes medications can have in managing type 2 diabetes (T2D)...
May 2017: Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538939/quality-of-life-and-associated-characteristics-application-of-whoqol-bref-in-the-context-of-primary-health-care
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Celline Cardoso Almeida-Brasil, Micheline Rosa Silveira, Kátia Rodrigues Silva, Marina Guimarães Lima, Christina Danielli Coelho de Morais Faria, Claudia Lins Cardoso, Hans-Joachim Karl Menzel, Maria das Graças Braga Ceccato
This study aimed to identify the characteristics associated to quality of life (QOL) in users of four Basic Health Units (Unidades Básicas de Saúde, UBS) in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais. We conducted a cross-sectional study with 930 adult users enrolled in the selected UBS, using a questionnaire containing the WHOQOL-bref instrument and questions about sociodemographic characteristics, lifestyle and health conditions. Following descriptive analysis, we performed simple and multiple linear regression to evaluate the association between the exposure variables and the QOL domains...
May 2017: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538445/a-national-survey-on-the-use-of-immersive-simulation-for-interprofessional-education-in-physical-therapist-education-programs
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Brad Stockert, Patricia J Ohtake
INTRODUCTION: There is growing recognition that collaborative practice among healthcare professionals is associated with improved patient outcomes and enhanced team functioning, but development of collaborative practitioners requires interprofessional education (IPE). Immersive simulation, a clinically relevant experience that deeply engages the learner in realistic clinical environments, is used increasingly for IPE. The purpose of this study was to assess the use of immersive simulation as a strategy for IPE in physical therapist (PT) education programs...
May 20, 2017: Simulation in Healthcare: Journal of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538427/return-on-investment-of-advanced-practice-medical-degrees-nps-vs-pas
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Christopher K Craig, James H Holmes, Jeffery E Carter
As the United States faces a predicted physician shortage over the next 2 decades, physician assistants (PAs) and NPs are expected to fill the void. At the same time, because education is expensive, student loan and tuition increases have many potential applicants assessing differences in reimbursement and wondering about their return on investment (ROI). An analysis compared PA and NP salaries by incorporating national salary data, federal income tax, and student loans for a comparative analysis of each career pathway...
June 2017: JAAPA: Official Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528623/organizational-perspectives-of-nurse-executives-in-15-hospitals-on-the-impact-and-effectiveness-of-rapid-response-teams
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Patricia L Smith, Jean McSweeney
BACKGROUND: Many hospitals use rapid response teams (RRTs) to respond to deteriorating patients, but it remains unclear what organizations actually monitor. Understanding what organizations value in an RRT may help clarify measurement choices. Interviews were conducted to determine how organizational leaders perceived and evaluated their hospitals' RRTs. METHODS: The study used a descriptive, qualitative design. Participants were nurse executives and key informants in 300- to 500-bed hospitals in the south-central United States and were recruited using purposive and snowball sampling...
June 2017: Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522640/results-of-the-2015-national-certified-pharmacy-technician-workforce-survey
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Shane P Desselle, Erin R Holmes
PURPOSE: The results of the 2015 National Certified Pharmacy Technician Workforce Survey are described. METHODS: A survey was e-mailed to a randomized sample of 5,000 certified pharmacy technicians (CPhTs) throughout the United States, with response reminders employed. Survey items eliciting demographic and work characteristics and work life attitudes were generated from the literature and qualitative interviews. This study aimed to describe job satisfaction, sources of stress, profession and employer commitment, education and training, and reasons for entry into the profession among CPhTs and determine relationships between those variables and CPhTs' level of involvement in various work activities, with particular attention paid to differences in practice setting...
May 18, 2017: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514529/the-effect-of-repeated-freeze-thaw-cycles-on-human-muscle-tissue-visualized-by-post-mortem-computed-tomography-pmct
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Anthony C Klop, Marloes E M Vester, Kerri L Colman, Jan M Ruijter, Rick R van Rijn, Roelof-Jan Oostra
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to determine whether effects of repetitive freeze-thaw cycles, with various thawing temperatures, on human muscle tissue can be quantified using post-mortem computed tomography (PMCT) technology. An additional objective was to determine the preferred thawing temperature for muscle tissue in this study. MATERIALS & METHODS: Human cadaver upper extremities were divided into two different thawing temperature groups and underwent a series of four freeze-thaw cycles in total...
May 17, 2017: Clinical Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507847/plastic-and-reconstructive-surgery-in-global-health-let-s-reconstruct-global-surgery
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Karen Y Chung
Since the inception of the Lancet Commission in 2013 and consequent prioritization of Global Surgery at the World Health Assembly, international surgical outreach efforts have increased and become more synergistic. Plastic surgeons have been involved in international outreach for decades, and there is now a demand to collaborate and address local need in an innovative way. The aim of this article was to summarize new developments in plastic and reconstructive surgery in global health, to unify our approach to international outreach...
April 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501761/improving-the-quality-of-the-intensive-care-follow-up-of-ventilated-patients-during-a-national-registration-program
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P Reper, D Dicker, P Damas, W Aelvoet, L Huyghens, M Haelterman
OBJECTIVES: The Belgian Public Health Organization is concerned with rates of hospital-acquired infections like ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP). Implementing best practice guidelines for these nosocomial infections has variable success in the literature. This retrospective study was undertaken to see whether implementation of the evidence-based practices as a bundle was feasible, would influence compliance, and could reduce the rates of VAP. STUDY DESIGN: We utilized easily collectable data about regular care to rapidly assess whether interventions already in place were effectively successfully applied...
May 11, 2017: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497873/an-online-education-approach-to-population-health-in-a-global-society
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Queen Utley-Smith
BACKGROUND: Health professions education content must keep pace with the ever-evolving and changing health care system. Population-based health care is advocated as a way to improve health outcomes, particularly in a technologically advanced health system like the United States. At the same time, global health knowledge is increasingly valued in health professions education, including nursing. AIMS: This article describes the design and implementation of an online population health course with a global viewpoint intended to accommodate the need for improved knowledge and skill application for graduate nurses...
May 12, 2017: Public Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495690/intensive-care-in-thoracic-oncology
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Anne-Pascale Meert, Bogdan Grigoriu, Marc Licker, Paul E Van Schil, Thierry Berghmans
The admission of lung cancer patients to intensive care is related to postprocedural/postoperative care and medical complications due to cancer or its treatment, but is also related to acute organ failure not directly related to cancer.Despite careful preoperative risk management and the use of modern surgical and anaesthetic techniques, thoracic surgery remains associated with high morbidity, related to the extent of resection and specific comorbidities. Fast-tracking processes with timely recognition and treatment of complications favourably influence patient outcome...
May 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490678/implications-of-us-nutrition-facts-label-changes-on-micronutrient-density-of-fortified-foods-and-supplements
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Michael I McBurney, Sonia Hartunian-Sowa, Nathan V Matusheski
The US FDA published new nutrition-labeling regulations in May 2016. For the first time since the implementation of the Nutrition Labeling and Education Act of 1990, the Daily Value (DV) for most vitamins will change, as will the units of measurement used in nutrition labeling for some vitamins. For some food categories, the Reference Amounts Customarily Consumed (RACCs) will increase to reflect portions commonly consumed on a single occasion. These regulatory changes are now effective, and product label changes will be mandatory beginning 26 July 2018...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490411/is-the-counterweight-program-a-feasible-and-acceptable-option-for-structured-weight-management-delivered-by-practice-nurses-in-australia-a-mixed-methods-study
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Jodi Gray, Elizabeth A Hoon, Hossein Haji Ali Afzali, Catherine Spooner, Mark F Harris, Jonathan Karnon
Nurse-led weight management programs, like the Counterweight Program in the United Kingdom, may offer a way for Australian general practices to provide weight management support to adults who are overweight or obese. During Counterweight, nurses provide patients with six fortnightly education sessions and three follow-up sessions to support weight maintenance. This study examined the feasibility, acceptability and perceived value of the Counterweight Program in the Australian primary care setting using a mixed-methods approach...
May 11, 2017: Australian Journal of Primary Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490381/palliative-care-in-the-neonatal-unit-neonatal-nursing-staff-perceptions-of-facilitators-and-barriers-in-a-regional-tertiary-nursery
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Meegan Kilcullen, Susan Ireland
BACKGROUND: Neonatology has made significant advances in the last 30 years. Despite the advances in treatments, not all neonates survive and a palliative care model is required within the neonatal context. Previous research has focused on the barriers of palliative care provision. A holistic approach to enhancing palliative care provision should include identifying both facilitators and barriers. A strengths-based approach would allow barriers to be addressed while also enhancing facilitators...
May 11, 2017: BMC Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484301/comparative-analysis-of-family-medicine-education-and-exams-at-cathedras-of-family-medicine-of-universities-in-southeastern-europe-splitska-inicijativa-sarajevo-2017
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Izet Masic, Olivera Batic Mujanovic, Maja Racic, Larisa Gavran, Kosana Stanetic, Merzika Hodzic, Milena Cojic, Ljiljana Cvejanov-Kezunovic, Aleksandar Stepanovic, Katarina Stavrikj, Zaim Jatic, Edita Cerny Obrdalj, Amra Zalihic, Ksenija Tusek-Bunc
Education means: learning, teaching or the process of acquiring skills or behavior modification through various exercises. Traditionally, medical education meant the oral, practical and more passive transferring of knowledge and skills from the educators to students and health professionals. Today the importance of focus on educational quality, particularly in the professions operating in the services required by people is agreed by all involved. The higher educational system shoulders some critical responsibilities in the economic, social, cultural and educational development and growth in the communities...
March 2017: Acta Informatica Medica: AIM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470131/implementation-strategies-for-guidelines-at-icus-a-systematic-review
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Portia Jordan, Ferestas Mpasa, Wilma Ten Ham-Baloyi, Candice Bowers
Purpose The purpose of this paper is to critically analyze empirical studies related to the implementation strategies for clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) in intensive care units (ICUs). Design/methodology/approach A systematic review with a narrative synthesis adapted from Popay et al.'s method for a narrative synthesis was conducted. A search using CINAHL, Google Scholar, Academic search complete, Cochrane Register for Randomized Controlled Trials, MEDLINE via PUBMED and grey literature was conducted in 2014 and updated in 2016 (August)...
May 8, 2017: International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465127/implementing-a-pilot-trial-of-an-infection-control-program-in-nursing-homes-results-of-a-matched-cluster-randomized-trial
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Kevin W McConeghy, Rosa Baier, Kevin P McGrath, Christof J Baer, Vincent Mor
BACKGROUND: Hand hygiene is the single-most important nursing home (NH) infection control measure. We piloted a multifaceted hand-washing/surface cleaning intervention in 5 NHs. Our aims were to assess the feasibility of implementing this intervention by assessing staff participation, satisfaction, hand-washing compliance, and whether the intervention was associated with reductions in infection rates, new antimicrobial orders, or overall hospitalization rates. METHODS: We conducted a randomized, pair-matched pilot intervention in 10 Colorado NHs to reduce infections for all NH residents from October 1, 2015 through May 31, 2016...
April 29, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459597/association-of-urinary-activity-of-mmp-2-with-microalbuminuria-in-an-isolated-sample-of-subjects-living-in-high-altitude-rural-locations-in-m%C3%A3-xico
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Magda Elena Hernández-Hernández, Jaime Morales-Romero, Clara Luz Sampieri, Diego Jesús Luna Lozano, Isidra Del Carmen Valencia Lezama, Mónica Janett Muñoz Contreras, Arturo Rodríguez Hernández
Hernández-Hernández, Magda Elena, Jaime Morales-Romero, Clara Luz Sampieri, Diego Jesús Luna Lozano, Isidra del Carmen Valencia Lezama, Mónica Janett Muñoz Contreras, and Arturo Rodríguez Hernández. Association of urinary activity of MMP-2 with microalbuminuria in an isolated sample of subjects living in high altitude rural locations in México. High Alt Med Biol. 00:000-000, 2017.-Matrix metalloproteinases (MMP) are implicated in remodeling of the renal extracellular matrix. In a cross-sectional study we evaluated renal impairment in general population of high-altitude rural locations in México...
May 1, 2017: High Altitude Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458333/emphasizing-humanities-in-medical-education-promoting-the-integration-of-medical-scientific-spirit-and-medical-humanistic-spirit
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Peipei Song, Wei Tang
In the era of the biological-psychological-social medicine model, an ideal of modern medicine is to enhance the humanities in medical education, to foster medical talents with humanistic spirit, and to promote the integration of scientific spirit and humanistic spirit in medicine. Throughout the United States (US), United Kingdom (UK), other Western countries, and some Asian countries like Japan, many medical universities have already integrated the learning of medical humanities in their curricula and recognized their value...
April 29, 2017: Bioscience Trends
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