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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097303/clinicians-expectations-of-the-benefits-and-harms-of-treatments-screening-and-tests-a-systematic-review
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Tammy C Hoffmann, Chris Del Mar
Importance: Inaccurate clinician expectations of the benefits and harms of interventions can profoundly influence decision making and may be contributing to increasing intervention overuse. Objective: To systematically review all studies that have quantitatively assessed clinicians' expectations of the benefits and/or harms of any treatment, test, or screening test. Evidence Review: A comprehensive search strategy of 4 databases (MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health Literature, and PsycINFO) from the start years to March 17-20, 2015, with no language or study type restriction, was performed...
January 9, 2017: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092169/national-athletic-trainers-association-position-statement-management-of-acute-skin-trauma
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Joel W Beam, Bernadette Buckley, William R Holcomb, Mario Ciocca
OBJECTIVE:   To present recommendations for the cleansing, debridement, dressing, and monitoring of acute skin trauma in patients. BACKGROUND:   Acute skin trauma is common during participation in athletic and recreational activities. Clinical decisions and intervention protocols after injury vary among athletic trainers and are often based on ritualistic practices. An understanding of cleansing, debridement, and dressing techniques; clinical features of infection and adverse reactions; and monitoring of acute skin trauma is critical for certified athletic trainers and other allied health and medical professionals to create a local wound environment that promotes healing and lessens the risk of complications...
December 2016: Journal of Athletic Training
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089815/do-patients-hospitalized-with-copd-have-airflow-obstruction
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Huimin Wu, Robert A Wise, Ann E Medinger
BACKGROUND: Guidelines recommend the confirmation of a COPD diagnosis with spirometry. ICD-9-CM diagnostic codes are used frequently to identify patients with COPD for administrative purposes. However, coding the diagnosis of COPD does not require spirometric confirmation. The purpose of this study was to determine how often the discharge diagnoses of COPD is supported by spirometric measurements in the VA health system. METHODS: We reviewed records of patients hospitalized for COPD in a VA teaching hospital between 2005 and 2015...
January 13, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078479/follow-up-cancer-care-perspectives-of-aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander-cancer-survivors
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J A Meiklejohn, G Garvey, R Bailie, E Walpole, J Adams, D Williamson, J Martin, C M Bernardes, B Arley, B Marcusson, P C Valery
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to explore Indigenous Australian cancer survivors' perspectives of follow-up cancer care and management.. METHODS: This is a qualitative study employing individual interviews with 21 Indigenous cancer survivors (13 females, 8 males) recruited from a rural primary health service and large tertiary hospital in Brisbane, Queensland. Yarning methods were used to conduct semi-structured interviews. Yarning is a culturally appropriate, informal conversational process emphasising the importance of storytelling...
January 12, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067942/body-positioning-for-spontaneously-breathing-preterm-infants-with-apnoea
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REVIEW
Rami A Ballout, Jann P Foster, Lara A Kahale, Lina Badr
BACKGROUND: It has been proposed that body positioning in preterm infants, as compared with other, more invasive measures, may be an effective method of reducing clinically significant apnoea. OBJECTIVES: To determine effects of body positioning on cardiorespiratory parameters in spontaneously breathing preterm infants with clinically significant apnoea.Subgroup analyses examined effects of body positioning of spontaneously breathing preterm infants with apnoea from the following subgroups...
January 9, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056964/a-workforce-survey-of-australian-chiropractic-the-profile-and-practice-features-of-a-nationally-representative-sample-of-2-005-chiropractors
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Jon Adams, Romy Lauche, Wenbo Peng, Amie Steel, Craig Moore, Lyndon G Amorin-Woods, David Sibbritt
BACKGROUND: This paper reports the profile of the Australian chiropractic workforce and characteristics of chiropractic care from a large nationally-representative sample of practitioners. METHODS: A 21-item questionnaire examining practitioner, practice and clinical management characteristics was distributed to all registered chiropractors (n = 4,684) in Australia in 2015 via both online and hard copy mail out. RESULTS: The survey attracted a response rate of 43% (n = 2,005), and the sample is largely representative of the national chiropractic workforce on a number of key indicators...
January 5, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050139/report-from-the-17th-annual-western-canadian-gastrointestinal-cancer-consensus-conference-edmonton-alberta-11-12-september-2015
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K E Mulder, S Ahmed, J D Davies, C M Doll, S Dowden, S Gill, V Gordon, P Hebbard, H Lim, A McFadden, J P McGhie, J Park, R Wong
The 17th annual Western Canadian Gastrointestinal Cancer Consensus Conference (wcgccc) was held in Edmonton, Alberta, 11-12 September 2015. The wcgccc is an interactive multidisciplinary conference attended by health care professionals from across Western Canada (British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba) who are involved in the care of patients with gastrointestinal cancer. Surgical, medical, and radiation oncologists; pathologists; radiologists; and allied health care professionals participated in presentation and discussion sessions for the purposes of developing the recommendations presented here...
December 2016: Current Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043036/equity-in-healthcare-resource-allocation-decision-making-a-systematic-review
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Haylee Lane, Mitchell Sarkies, Jennifer Martin, Terry Haines
OBJECTIVE: To identify elements of endorsed definitions of equity in healthcare and classify domains of these definitions so that policy makers, managers, clinicians, and politicians can form an operational definition of equity that reflects the values and preferences of the society they serve. DESIGN: Systematic review where verbatim text describing explicit and implicit definitions of equity were extracted and subjected to a thematic analysis. DATA SOURCES: The full holdings of the AMED, CINAHL plus, OVID Medline, Scopus, PsychInfo and ProQuest (ProQuest Health & Medical Complete, ProQuest Nursing and Allied Health Source, ProQuest Social Science Journals) were individually searched in April 2015...
December 13, 2016: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040598/radiolabeled-bombesin-derivatives-for-preclinical-oncological-imaging
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REVIEW
Carolina de Aguiar Ferreira, Leonardo Lima Fuscaldi, Danyelle M Townsend, Domenico Rubello, André Luís Branco de Barros
Despite efforts, cancer is still one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide, with approximately 14 million new cases and 8.2 million cancer-related deaths each year, according to the World Health Organization. Among the strategies to reduce cancer progression and improving its management, implementing early detection technologies is crucial. Based on the fact that several types of cancer cells overexpress surface receptors, small molecule ligands, such as peptides, have been developed to allow tumor identification at earlier stages...
December 29, 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033146/health-service-management-interns-serve-as-practice-facilitators-for-patient-centered-medical-home-recognition-east-carolina-university-appalachian-state-university-initiative
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Bonita Sasnett, R W Watkins, Marianne Ferlazzo
East Carolina University College of Allied Health Science's Department of Health Services Management program is partnering with Community Care of North Carolina and Access East to transform medical practices and educate students on the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) model of health care delivery. Why now? The Affordable Care Act (2010) and other health care reform changes brought to the forefront the need to focus on improving the quality of care while lowering the overall cost of care. This article describes the first year of implementation of a PCMH initiative where students in a health services management internship program act as facilitators to assist practices in the PCMH recognition process...
December 28, 2016: Health Care Manager
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033090/community-health-workers-as-allies-in-hypertension-self-management-and-medication-adherence-in-the-united-states-2014
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Caitlin G Allen, J Nell Brownstein, Anamika Satsangi, Cam Escoffery
INTRODUCTION: Rates of hypertension control remain low among underserved populations in the United States; moreover, disparities in hypertension-related cardiovascular disease death are increasing. Community health workers (CHWs) can address barriers to hypertension control among underrepresented and diverse populations. We identify unique roles CHWs play in hypertension self-management and medication adherence. METHODS: In 2014, we conducted a mixed methods study with an online survey of 265 CHWs and 23 telephone interviews...
December 29, 2016: Preventing Chronic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029612/what-are-the-most-common-domains-of-the-core-competencies-of-disaster-nursing-a-scoping-review
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Abdullelah Al Thobaity, Virginia Plummer, Brett Williams
AIM: Scoping review was conducted to identify the most common domains of the core competencies of disaster nursing. BACKGROUND: Nurses play an essential role in all phases of disaster management. For nurses to respond competently, they must be equipped with the skills to provide comprehensive and holistic care to the populations affected by or at risk of disasters. METHODS: A scoping review was conducted using the Joanna Briggs Institute methodology...
October 28, 2016: International Emergency Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999521/screening-tools-for-anxiety-in-people-with-multiple-sclerosis-a-systematic-review
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Brittany Litster, Kirsten M Fiest, Scott B Patten, John D Fisk, John R Walker, Lesley A Graff, James M Bolton, Jitender Sareen, James J Marriott, Lindsay I Berrigan, Charles N Bernstein, Ryan Zarychanski, Alexander Singer, Carol A Hitchon, Christine A Peschken, Ruth Ann Marrie
Background: Anxiety is prevalent in people with multiple sclerosis (MS). Screening measures are used to identify symptoms of anxiety, but the optimal measure to screen for anxiety disorders in MS has not been established. Methods: We searched the MEDLINE, Embase, PsycINFO, PsycARTICLES Full Text, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, Web of Science, and Scopus databases from database inception until August 7, 2015. Two independent reviewers screened abstracts and full-text reports for study inclusion, extracted data, and assessed risk of bias...
November 2016: International Journal of MS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965840/a-collaborative-process-for-developing-a-weight-management-toolkit-for-general-practitioners-in-australia-an-intervention-development-study-using-the-knowledge-to-action-framework
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Elizabeth Ann Sturgiss, Kirsty Douglas
BACKGROUND: Obesity is commonly seen in the Australian general practice population; however, few resources are specifically targeted at GPs working with these patients. The National Health and Medical Research Council (Australia) guideline for managing patients who are overweight and obese supports the involvement of a regular health professional. As 85 % of the population visit a GP annually, resources to support GPs working with this patient population are needed. This study describes the collaborative process used to develop an obesity management programme based on current Australian guidelines for GPs and their patients to be used in primary care...
2016: Pilot and Feasibility Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956404/percutaneous-therapies-for-peripheral-artery-disease
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Mehdi H Shishehbor, Michael R Jaff
Percutaneous therapies for peripheral artery disease continue to evolve with new techniques and devices. Although guidelines-recommended therapies have impacted cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, endovascular interventions have been shown to reduce limb pain, improve quality of life, and prolong walking distance for those with claudication and to reduce amputation rates among those with critical limb ischemia. Novel devices such as drug-eluting stents and drug-coated balloons have improved patency for moderate-length lesions, whereas others allow treatment of heavily calcified and tortuous segments...
December 13, 2016: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924228/allied-health-professionals-and-work-related-musculoskeletal-disorders-a-systematic-review
#16
REVIEW
Sarah P Anderson, Jodi Oakman
Work-related musculoskeletal injuries and disorders (WMSD) are a significant issue in the health care sector. Allied Health professionals (AHP) in this sector are exposed to physical and psychosocial factors associated with increased risk of developing a WMSD. Clarification of relevant hazard and risk factors for AHP is needed to improve understanding and inform WMSD risk management. A systematic analysis of the literature was undertaken to determine prevalence and risk factors for WMSD in AHP. Databases of Ovid MEDLINE, CINAHL (EBSCO), EMBASE and the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews were reviewed...
December 2016: Safety and Health At Work
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923397/pharmacological-interventions-for-delirium-in-intensive-care-patients-a-protocol-for-an-overview-of-reviews
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Marija Barbateskovic, Laura Krone Larsen, Marie Oxenbøll-Collet, Janus Christian Jakobsen, Anders Perner, Jørn Wetterslev
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of delirium in intensive care unit (ICU) patients is high. Delirium has been associated with morbidity and mortality including more ventilator days, longer ICU stay, increased long-term mortality and cognitive impairment. Thus, the burden of delirium for patients, relatives and societies is considerable. Today, reviews of randomised clinical trials are produced in large scales sometimes making it difficult to get an overview of the available evidence. A preliminary search identified several reviews investigating the effects of pharmacological interventions for the management and prevention of delirium in ICU patients...
December 7, 2016: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918375/treatments-and-other-prognostic-factors-in-the-management-of-the-open-abdomen-a-systematic-review
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Adam T Cristaudo, Scott B Jennings, Kerry Hitos, Ronny Gunnarsson, Alan DeCosta
BACKGROUND: The open abdomen (OA) is an important approach for managing intra-abdominal catastrophes and continues to be the standard of care. Despite this, challenges remain with it associated with a high incidence of complications and poor outcomes. The objective of this article is to perform a systematic review in accordance with Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses guidelines to identify prognostic factors in OA patients in regard to definitive fascial closure (DFC), mortality and intra-abdominal complications...
February 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915358/improving-quality-and-reducing-waste-in-allied-health-workplace-education-programs-a-pragmatic-operational-education-framework-approach
#19
Janet Golder, Melanie K Farlie, Samantha Sevenhuysen
BACKGROUND: Efficient utilisation of education resources is required for the delivery of effective learning opportunities for allied health professionals. This study aimed to develop an education framework to support delivery of high-quality education within existing education resources. METHODS: This study was conducted in a large metropolitan health service. Homogenous and purposive sampling methods were utilised in Phase 1 (n=43) and 2 (n=14) consultation stages...
2016: Journal of Allied Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884232/adherence-to-antihypertensive-therapy
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REVIEW
Erin Peacock, Marie Krousel-Wood
Adherence to antihypertensive medication remains a key modifiable factor in the management of hypertension. The multidimensional nature of adherence and blood pressure (BP) control call for multicomponent, patient-centered interventions to improve adherence. Promising strategies to improve antihypertensive medication adherence and BP control include regimen simplification, reduction of out-of-pocket costs, use of allied health professionals for intervention delivery, and self-monitoring of BP. Research to understand the effects of technology-mediated interventions, mechanisms underlying adherence behavior, and sex-race differences in determinants of low adherence and intervention effectiveness may enhance patient-specific approaches to improve adherence and disease control...
January 2017: Medical Clinics of North America
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