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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726067/lifestyle-advice-provision-to-teenage-and-young-adult-cancer-patients-the-perspective-of-health-professionals-in-the-uk
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Gemma Pugh, Rachael Hough, Helen Gravestock, Kate Williams, Abigail Fisher
PURPOSE: Health professionals are an important source of information for teenage and young adult (TYA) cancer patients. However, little is known about health professionals' provision of lifestyle advice to young people with cancer who are in their care. METHODS: An online survey was distributed to health professionals within the UK who identified themselves as working with TYA cancer patients. Health professional awareness of lifestyle guidance, provision of lifestyle advice to young people and views on lifestyle information format and delivery were explored...
July 19, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724743/improving-the-healthcare-response-to-domestic-violence-and-abuse-in-sexual-health-clinics-feasibility-study-of-a-training-support-and-referral-intervention
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Alex Hardip Sohal, Neha Pathak, Sarah Blake, Vanessa Apea, Judith Berry, Jayne Bailey, Chris Griffiths, Gene Feder
OBJECTIVES: Sexual health and gynaecological problems are the most consistent and largest physical health differences between abused and non-abused female populations. Sexual health services are well placed to identify and support patients experiencing domestic violence and abuse (DVA). Most sexual health professionals have had minimal DVA training despite English National Institute for Health and Care Excellence recommendations. We sought to determine the feasibility of an evidence-based complex DVA training intervention in female sexual health walk-in services (IRIS ADViSE: Identification and Referral to Improve Safety whilst Assessing Domestic Violence in Sexual Health Environments)...
July 19, 2017: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724184/treatment-of-gestational-diabetes-mellitus-with-myo-inositol-analyzing-the-cutting-edge-starting-from-a-peculiar-case
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L Costabile, V Unfer
OBJECTIVE: The robust data about myo-inositol (Myo-Ins) safety profile and effectiveness opened a new scenario for the treatment and prevention of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM). We report our experience about a case of GDM successfully treated with Myo-Ins. PATIENTS AND METHODS: An overweight 29-year-old Caucasian pregnant woman, nulliparous, affected by GDM, according to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Guideline. After diagnosis, the patient underwent regular glycemia checks: mean fasting blood glucose value was 103...
June 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722809/measuring-the-outcomes-of-nursing-practice-a-delphi-study
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Jenny Sim, Patrick Crookes, Kenneth Walsh, Elizabeth Halcomb
AIM: To develop nursing-sensitive patient indicators to measure the outcomes of nursing practice. BACKGROUND: Nurses play an important role in the health care system yet there is no consensus on how the impact of nursing work should be evaluated. Limited research has previously examined the views of clinical nurses on the important concepts for measuring nursing practice. DESIGN: A four-round modified Delphi survey sought opinions from patients and nurses about the relevant concepts and their relative priority as indicators of quality nursing practice...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721323/endovascular-management-of-stroke-patients-with-large-vessel-occlusion-and-minor-stroke-symptoms
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Saeed A Alqahtani, Andrew B Stemer, Michael F McCullough, Randy S Bell, Jeffrey Mai, Ai-Hsi Liu, Rocco A Armonda
Endovascular mechanical thrombectomy for stroke patients with large vessel occlusion (LVO) in the anterior circulation has become the standard of care based on several major randomized clinical trials. The successful result reported by these trials constitutes what may be the largest achievement in the history of neurological sciences. However, most of these mechanical thrombectomy trials (except for the multicenter randomized clinical trial of endovascular treatment for acute ischemic stroke in the Netherlands, i...
June 15, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721185/the-smooth-and-bumpy-road-of-trastuzumab-administration-from-intravenous-iv-in-a-hospital-to-subcutaneous-sc-at-home
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Waa Tjalma, M T Huizing, K Papadimitriou
Trastuzumab has become standard of care in the treatment of early and metastatic HER2-positive breast cancer. Initially trastuzumab could only be administered intravenously (IV), however since a few years there is also a subcutaneous (SC) formulation. The efficacy and the safety profile of both formulations is the comparable. The administration logistics however have an impact on the patients, the health care professionals (HCPs), the hospital and the government. The preference for the patients (89%) and the HCPs (77%) is in favour of the SC formulation...
March 2017: Facts, Views & Vision in ObGyn
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719524/establishing-obstetric-anesthesiology-practice-guidelines-in-the-republic-of-armenia-a-global-health-collaboration
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Gordon Yuill, Ashot Amroyan, Simon Millar, Emil Vardapetyan, Ashraf S Habib, Medge D Owen
BACKGROUND: Disparity exists in anesthesia practices between high- and low-to-middle income countries, and awareness has been raised within the global health community to improve the standards of anesthesia care and patient safety. The establishment of international collaborations and appropriate practice guidelines may help address clinical care deficiencies. This report's aim was to assess the impact of a multiyear collaboration on obstetric anesthesia practices in the Republic of Armenia...
August 2017: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719087/mri-guided-stereotactic-neurosurgical-procedures-in-a-diagnostic-mri-suite-background-and-safe-practice-recommendations
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Paul S Larson, Jon T Willie, Sudhakar Vadivelu, Hooman Azmi-Ghadimi, Amy Nichols, Loretta Litz Fauerbach, Helen Boehm Johnson, Denise Graham
The development of navigation technology facilitating MRI-guided stereotactic neurosurgery has enabled neurosurgeons to perform a variety of procedures ranging from deep brain stimulation to laser ablation entirely within an intraoperative or diagnostic MRI suite while having real-time visualization of brain anatomy. Prior to this technology, some of these procedures required multisite workflow patterns that presented significant risk to the patient during transport. For those facilities with access to this technology, safe practice guidelines exist only for procedures performed within an intraoperative MRI...
July 2017: Journal of Healthcare Risk Management: the Journal of the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717900/elements-of-program-design-in-medicare-s-value-based-and-alternative-payment-models-a-narrative-review
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Karen E Joynt Maddox, Aditi P Sen, Lok Wong Samson, Rachael B Zuckerman, Nancy DeLew, Arnold M Epstein
Increasing emphasis on value in health care has spurred the development of value-based and alternative payment models. Inherent in these models are choices around program scope (broad vs. narrow); selecting absolute or relative performance targets; rewarding improvement, achievement, or both; and offering penalties, rewards, or both. We examined and classified current Medicare payment models-the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP), Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program (HVBP), Hospital-Acquired Conditions Reduction Program (HACRP), Medicare Advantage Quality Star Rating program, Physician Value-Based Payment Modifier (VM) and its successor, the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), and the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) on these elements of program design and reviewed the literature to place findings in context...
July 17, 2017: Journal of General Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716797/a-pragmatic-phase-iii-multisite-double-blind-placebo-controlled-parallel-arm-dose-increment-randomised-trial-of-regular-low-dose-extended-release-morphine-for-chronic-breathlessness-breathlessness-exertion-and-morphine-sulfate-beams-study-protocol
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David Currow, Gareth John Watts, Miriam Johnson, Christine F McDonald, John O Miners, Andrew A Somogyi, Linda Denehy, Nicola McCaffrey, Danny J Eckert, Philip McCloud, Sandra Louw, Lawrence Lam, Aine Greene, Belinda Fazekas, Katherine C Clark, Kwun Fong, Meera R Agar, Rohit Joshi, Sharon Kilbreath, Diana Ferreira, Magnus Ekström
INTRODUCTION: Chronic breathlessness is highly prevalent and distressing to patients and families. No medication is registered for its symptomatic reduction. The strongest evidence is for regular, low-dose, extended- release (ER) oral morphine. A recent large phase III study suggests the subgroup most likely to benefit have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and modified Medical Research Council breathlessness scores of 3 or 4. This protocol is for an adequately powered, parallel-arm, placebo-controlled, multisite, factorial, block-randomised study evaluating regular ER morphine for chronic breathlessness in people with COPD...
July 17, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716376/improving-the-safety-of-health-information-technology-requires-shared-responsibility-it-is-time-we-all-step-up
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Dean F Sittig, Elisabeth Belmont, Hardeep Singh
In 2011, an Institute of Medicine report on health information technology (IT) and patient safety highlighted that building health-IT for safer use is a shared responsibility between key stakeholders including: "vendors, care providers, healthcare organizations, health-IT departments, and public and private agencies". Use of electronic health records (EHRs) involves all these stakeholders, but they often have conflicting priorities and requirements. Since 2011, the concept of shared responsibility has gained little traction and EHR developers and users continue to attribute the substantial, long list of problems to each other...
July 14, 2017: Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716313/telemedicine-for-management-of-inflammatory-bowel-disease-myibdcoach-a-pragmatic-multicentre-randomised-controlled-trial
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Marin J de Jong, Andrea E van der Meulen-de Jong, Mariëlle J Romberg-Camps, Marco C Becx, Jeroen P Maljaars, Mia Cilissen, Ad A van Bodegraven, Nofel Mahmmod, Tineke Markus, Wim M Hameeteman, Gerard Dijkstra, Ad A Masclee, Annelies Boonen, Bjorn Winkens, Astrid van Tubergen, Daisy M Jonkers, Marie J Pierik
BACKGROUND: Tight and personalised control of inflammatory bowel disease in a traditional setting is challenging because of the disease complexity, high pressure on outpatient clinics, and rising incidence. We compared the effects of self-management with a telemedicine system, which was developed for all subtypes of inflammatory bowel disease, on health-care utilisation and patient-reported quality of care versus standard care. METHODS: We did this pragmatic, randomised trial in two academic and two non-academic hospitals in the Netherlands...
July 14, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716156/generic-atorvastatin-is-as-effective-as-the-brand-name-drug-lipitor-%C3%A2-in-lowering-cholesterol-levels-a-cross-sectional-retrospective-cohort-study
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Alexander Loch, Jan Philipp Bewersdorf, Daniel Kofink, Dzafir Ismail, Imran Zainal Abidin, Ramesh Singh Veriah
BACKGROUND: In a world of ever increasing health care costs, generic drugs represent a major opportunity to ensure access to essential medicines for people who otherwise would be unable to afford them. However, some clinicians and patients are still questioning the safety and effectiveness of generic formulations compared to the proprietary drugs necessitating further systematic research analyzing the generic drugs' efficacy. Our objective was to compare the lipid lowering effects of generic and branded atorvastatin...
July 17, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716132/a-patient-safety-and-professional-perspective-on-non-conveyance-in-ambulance-care-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Remco H A Ebben, Lilian C M Vloet, Renate F Speijers, Nico W Tönjes, Jorik Loef, Thomas Pelgrim, Margreet Hoogeveen, Sivera A A Berben
BACKGROUND: This systematic review aimed to describe non-conveyance in ambulance care from patient-safety and ambulance professional perspectives. The review specifically focussed at describing (1) ambulance non-conveyance rates, (2) characteristics of non-conveyed patients, (3) follow-up care after non-conveyance, (4) existing guidelines or protocols, and (5) influencing factors during the non-conveyance decision making process. METHODS: We systematically searched MEDLINE, PubMed, CINAHL, EMBASE, and reference lists of included articles, in June 2016...
July 17, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716050/working-for-patient-safety-a-qualitative-study-of-women-s-help-seeking-during-acute-perinatal-events
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Nicola Mackintosh, Susanna Rance, Wendy Carter, Jane Sandall
BACKGROUND: Women and their relatives can play an important role in early detection and help seeking for acute perinatal events. Recent UK reports indicate that patient-professional partnership in 'working for safety' can be difficult to achieve in practice, sometimes with catastrophic consequences. This research explored the experiences of women and relatives who had experienced early warning signs about their condition and sought help in escalating care. METHODS: Secondary analysis of case study data which included qualitative interviews with 22 women purposively sampled on account of experiencing a step up in care and 4 of their relatives from two NHS Trusts in England during 2010...
July 17, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715535/improving-adherence-to-long-term-opioid-therapy-guidelines-to-reduce-opioid-misuse-in-primary-care-a-cluster-randomized-clinical-trial
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Jane M Liebschutz, Ziming Xuan, Christopher W Shanahan, Marc LaRochelle, Julia Keosaian, Donna Beers, George Guara, Kristen O'Connor, Daniel P Alford, Victoria Parker, Roger D Weiss, Jeffrey H Samet, Julie Crosson, Phoebe A Cushman, Karen E Lasser
Importance: Prescription opioid misuse is a national crisis. Few interventions have improved adherence to opioid-prescribing guidelines. Objective: To determine whether a multicomponent intervention, Transforming Opioid Prescribing in Primary Care (TOPCARE; http://mytopcare.org/), improves guideline adherence while decreasing opioid misuse risk. Design, Setting, and Participants: Cluster-randomized clinical trial among 53 primary care clinicians (PCCs) and their 985 patients receiving long-term opioid therapy for pain...
July 17, 2017: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711122/the-establishment-and-management-of-an-observation-unit
#17
REVIEW
Jared Conley, J Stephen Bohan, Christopher W Baugh
The current health care landscape and evidence support the establishment of observation units (OUs) for safe and efficient care for observation patients. Careful attention is required in the design of OU process, location, and layout to enable optimal care and finances. Developing and maintaining protocols to guide patient selection and clinical care are critical. OU management requires a strong, collaborative leadership model, appropriate staffing, and a robust monitoring system for quality, safety, and finances...
August 2017: Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711121/history-principles-and-policies-of-observation-medicine
#18
REVIEW
Michael A Ross, Michael Granovsky
The history of observation medicine has paralleled the rise of emergency medicine over the past 50 years to meet the needs of patients, emergency departments, hospitals, and the US health care system. Just as emergency departments are the safety net of the health system, observation units are the safety net of emergency departments. The growth of observation medicine has been driven by innovations in health care, an ongoing shift of patients from inpatient to outpatient settings, and changes in health policy...
August 2017: Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709727/consensus-bundle-on-severe-hypertension-during-pregnancy-and-the-postpartum-period
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Peter S Bernstein, James N Martin, John R Barton, Laurence E Shields, Maurice L Druzin, Barbara M Scavone, Jennifer Frost, Christine H Morton, Catherine Ruhl, Joan Slager, Eleni Z Tsigas, Sara Jaffer, M Kathryn Menard
Complications arising from hypertensive disorders of pregnancy are among the leading causes of preventable severe maternal morbidity and mortality. Timely and appropriate treatment has the potential to significantly reduce hypertension-related complications. To assist health care providers in achieving this goal, this patient safety bundle provides guidance to coordinate and standardize the care provided to women with severe hypertension during pregnancy and the postpartum period. This is one of several patient safety bundles developed by multidisciplinary work groups of the National Partnership for Maternal Safety under the guidance of the Council on Patient Safety in Women's Health Care...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing: JOGNN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708203/medical-treatment-of-erectile-dysfunction-too-many-medical-prescriptions
#20
Paolo Capogrosso, Eugenio Ventimiglia, Davide Oreggia, Andrea Salonia, Francesco Montorsi
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a worldwide commonly reported condition; epidemiological data showed a prevalence ranging from 2.3 to 53.4% within different population subsets. In this context, the advent of phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors (PDE5is) in the second mid of 1990s has deeply changed the treatment scenario of this bothersome condition. Being user-friendly compounds with an excellent overall safety profile, PDE5is emerged as the first-line treatment for ED, thus overcoming topical alprostadil and intracavernous injections (ICIs)...
July 5, 2017: Urologia
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