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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544780/spinal-metastatic-disease-a-review-of-the-role-of-the-multidisciplinary-team
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Mark Curtin, Robert P Piggott, Evelyn P Murphy, Sudarshan Munigangaiah, Joseph F Baker, John P McCabe, Aiden Devitt
Historically, a simple approach centered on palliation was applicable to the majority of patients with metastatic spinal disease. With advances in diagnosis and treatment, a more complicated algorithm has devolved requiring a multidisciplinary approach with institutional commitment and support. We performed a database review including pertinent articles exploring the multidisciplinary management of spinal metastatic disease. The wide variation in clinical presentation and tumor response to treatment necessitates a multidisciplinary approach that integrates the diagnosis and treatment of the cancer, symptom management, and rehabilitation for optimal care of patients with spinal metastases...
May 24, 2017: Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514641/mapping-workforce-configuration-and-operational-models-in-australian-emergency-departments-a-national-survey
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Glenn Gardner, Anne Gardner, Sandy Middleton, Julie Considine, Gerard Fitzgerald, Luke Christofis, Anna Doubrovsky, Margaret Adams, Jane O'Connell
Objective Hospital emergency departments (ED) in Australia and internationally have been experiencing increased demand, resulting in reduced hospital quality, impaired access and adverse health outcomes. Effective evaluation of new ED service models and their effect on outcomes is reliant on baseline measures of the staffing configuration and organisational characteristics of the EDs being studied. The aim of the present study was to comprehensively measure these variables in Australian EDs.Methods Australian hospital EDs with 24-h medical and nursing cover were identified and invited to participate in the study...
May 18, 2017: Australian Health Review: a Publication of the Australian Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509624/the-role-of-evidence-based-therapy-relationships-on-treatment-outcome-for-adults-with-trauma-a-systematic-review
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Amy E Ellis, Vanessa Simiola, Laura Brown, Christine Courtois, Joan M Cook
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this paper was to systematically review and synthesize the empirical literature on the effects of evidence-based therapy relationship (EBR) variables in the psychological treatment for adults who experienced trauma-related distress. METHOD: Studies were identified using comprehensive searches of PsycINFO, Medline, Published International Literature on Traumatic Stress, and Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature databases...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Trauma & Dissociation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501227/integrative-medicine-strategies-for-changing-health-behaviors-support-for-primary-care
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REVIEW
Ruth Q Wolever, Karen L Caldwell, Lindsey C McKernan, Marni G Hillinger
Until system reforms allow adequate time and reimbursement for primary care providers to focus on lifestyle change to prevent and mitigate chronic disease, primary care providers need a manageable, defined role to support lifestyle change. The authors suggest this role is to serve as a catalyst, priming the patient for change; educating and pointing the patient to appropriate, evidence-based resources for additional guidance and hands-on support; and providing ongoing encouragement throughout the long journey of change while patients work more intensely with health coaches or allied health providers...
June 2017: Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495811/randomised-controlled-trial-of-online-continuing-education-for-health-professionals-to-improve-the-management-of-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-a-study-protocol
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Sophie H Li, Carolina X Sandler, Sally M Casson, Joanne Cassar, Tina Bogg, Andrew R Lloyd, Benjamin K Barry
INTRODUCTION: Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a serious and debilitating illness that affects between 0.2%-2.6% of the world's population. Although there is level 1 evidence of the benefit of cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) and graded exercise therapy (GET) for some people with CFS, uptake of these interventions is low or at best untimely. This can be partly attributed to poor clinician awareness and knowledge of CFS and related CBT and GET interventions. This trial aims to evaluate the effect of participation in an online education programme, compared with a wait-list control group, on allied health professionals' knowledge about evidence-based CFS interventions and their levels of confidence to engage in the dissemination of these interventions...
May 10, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494806/what-makes-weekend-allied-health-services-effective-and-cost-effective-or-not-in-acute-medical-and-surgical-wards-perceptions-of-medical-nursing-and-allied-health-workers
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Lisa O'Brien, Deb Mitchell, Elizabeth H Skinner, Romi Haas, Marcelle Ghaly, Fiona McDermott, Kerry May, Terry Haines
BACKGROUND: There is strong public support for acute hospital services to move to genuine 7-day models, including access to multidisciplinary team assessment. This study aimed to identify factors that might enable an effective and cost-effective weekend allied health services on acute hospital wards. METHODS: This qualitative study included 22 focus groups within acute wards with a weekend allied health service and 11 telephone interviews with weekend service providers...
May 12, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490797/action-on-diabetic-macular-oedema-achieving-optimal-patient-management-in-treating-visual-impairment-due-to-diabetic-eye-disease
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R Gale, P H Scanlon, M Evans, F Ghanchi, Y Yang, G Silvestri, M Freeman, A Maisey, J Napier
This paper identifies best practice recommendations for managing diabetes and sight-threatening diabetic eye disease. The authors provide an update for ophthalmologists and allied healthcare professionals on key aspects of diabetes management, supported by a review of the pertinent literature, and recommend practice principles for optimal patient management in treating visual impairment due to diabetic eye disease. In people with diabetes, early optimal glycaemic control reduces the long-term risk of both microvascular and macrovascular complications...
May 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483832/screening-for-atrial-fibrillation-a-report-of-the-af-screen-international-collaboration
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Ben Freedman, John Camm, Hugh Calkins, Jeffrey S Healey, Mårten Rosenqvist, Jiguang Wang, Christine M Albert, Craig S Anderson, Sotiris Antoniou, Emelia J Benjamin, Giuseppe Boriani, Johannes Brachmann, Axel Brandes, Tze-Fan Chao, David Conen, Johan Engdahl, Laurent Fauchier, David A Fitzmaurice, Leif Friberg, Bernard J Gersh, David J Gladstone, Taya V Glotzer, Kylie Gwynne, Graeme J Hankey, Joseph Harbison, Graham S Hillis, Mellanie T Hills, Hooman Kamel, Paulus Kirchhof, Peter R Kowey, Derk Krieger, Vivian W Y Lee, Lars-Åke Levin, Gregory Y H Lip, Trudie Lobban, Nicole Lowres, Georges H Mairesse, Carlos Martinez, Lis Neubeck, Jessica Orchard, Jonathan P Piccini, Katrina Poppe, Tatjana S Potpara, Helmut Puererfellner, Michiel Rienstra, Roopinder K Sandhu, Renate B Schnabel, Chung-Wah Siu, Steven Steinhubl, Jesper H Svendsen, Emma Svennberg, Sakis Themistoclakis, Robert G Tieleman, Mintu P Turakhia, Arnljot Tveit, Steven B Uittenbogaart, Isabelle C Van Gelder, Atul Verma, Rolf Wachter, Bryan P Yan
Approximately 10% of ischemic strokes are associated with atrial fibrillation (AF) first diagnosed at the time of stroke. Detecting asymptomatic AF would provide an opportunity to prevent these strokes by instituting appropriate anticoagulation. The AF-SCREEN international collaboration was formed in September 2015 to promote discussion and research about AF screening as a strategy to reduce stroke and death and to provide advocacy for implementation of country-specific AF screening programs. During 2016, 60 expert members of AF-SCREEN, including physicians, nurses, allied health professionals, health economists, and patient advocates, were invited to prepare sections of a draft document...
May 9, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483033/process-to-establish-11-primary-contact-allied-health-pathways-in-a-public-health-service
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Michelle Stute, Nicole Moretto, Maree Raymer, Merrilyn Banks, Peter Buttrum, Sonia Sam, Marita Bhagwat, Tracy Comans
Objective Faced with longstanding and increasing demand for specialist out-patient appointments that was unable to be met through usual medical consultant led care, Metro North Hospital and Health Service in 2014-15 established 11 allied health primary contact out-patient models of care.Methods The models involved six different allied health professions and nine specialist out-patient departments.Results All the allied health models have been endorsed for continuation following demonstration of their contribution to managing demand on specialist out-patient services...
May 9, 2017: Australian Health Review: a Publication of the Australian Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480577/sialendoscopy-assisted-transfacial-removal-of-parotid-sialoliths-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Lauren T Roland, S Andrew Skillington, M Allison Ogden
OBJECTIVE: To review the literature and conduct a meta-analysis to determine the effectiveness and safety of the combined endoscopic-transfacial approach for parotid sialolith management. DATA SOURCES: PubMed 1946-, Embase 1947-, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Cochrane Database of Abstracts of Review Effects, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, clinicaltrials.gov, Proquest Dissertations and Theses, and FirstSearch Proceedings to March 2015...
May 7, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478861/demographic-characteristics-call-details-and-psychosocial-support-needs-of-the-family-friends-of-someone-diagnosed-with-cancer-who-access-australian-cancer-council-telephone-information-and-support-services
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Leila Heckel, Kate M Fennell, Mohammadreza Mohebbi, Monica Byrnes, Patricia M Livingston
PURPOSE: Community-based cancer organizations provide telephone-based information and support services to assist people diagnosed with cancer and their family/friends. We investigated the demographic characteristics and psychosocial support needs of family/friends who contacted Australian Cancer Council 13 11 20 information and support helplines. METHODS: Data collected on 42,892 family/friends who contacted a 13 11 20 service across Australia from January 2010 to December 2012 were analyzed...
June 2017: European Journal of Oncology Nursing: the Official Journal of European Oncology Nursing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472583/general-practitioners-and-school-psychologists-an-underused-collaboration
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John R Burns, Kevin Wong
BACKGROUND: General Practitioners (GPs) play a vital role in the management of the social, emotional and behavioural health of children and adolescents. Best practice usually requires collaboration with a broad range of other medical and allied health professionals, to bring about optimal outcomes for patients and their family. OBJECTIVE: This article describes the specific role of a school psychologist and outlines various ways that GPs and school psychologists can collaborate in the assessment and management of school‑aged patients...
2017: Australian Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472151/management-of-vertebral-compression-fracture-in-general-practice-beach-program
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Rodrigo Z Megale, Allan Pollack, Helena Britt, Jane Latimer, Vasi Naganathan, Andrew J McLachlan, Manuela L Ferreira
IMPORTANCE: The pain associated with vertebral compression fractures can cause significant loss of function and quality of life for older adults. Despite this, there is little consensus on how best to manage this condition. OBJECTIVE: To describe usual care provided by general practitioners (GPs) in Australia for the management of vertebral compression fractures. DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: Data from the Bettering the Evaluation And Care of Health (BEACH) program collected between April 2005 and March 2015 was used for this study...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471793/assessment-of-activity-of-daily-living-among-older-adult-patients-in-home-healthcare-and-skilled-nursing-facilities-an-integrative-review
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Zainab Toteh Osakwe, Elaine Larson, Mansi Agrawal, Jinjing Shang
Older adult's ability to self-manage illness is dependent on their ability to perform activities of daily living (ADL). Forty-five percent of those older than 65 years will have ongoing clinical needs after hospital discharge and require postacute care (PAC) services in settings such as home healthcare (HHC) and skilled nursing facilities (SNF). The Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act of 2014 requires PAC providers to begin collecting and reporting ADL data to build a coordinated approach to payment and standardize patient assessments and quality measurement...
May 2017: Home Healthcare Now
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469893/improving-catheter-associated-urinary-tract-infection-rates-in-the-medical-units
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Haytham Taha, Salama J Raji, Abeer Khallaf, Seham Abu Hija, Raji Mathew, Hanan Rashed, Christelle Du Plessis, Zaytoen Allie, Samer Ellahham
Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC) in Abu Dhabi is the main tertiary care referral hospital in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with 560 bed capacity with a high occupancy rate. SKMC senior management has made a commitment to make quality and patient safety a top priority. Preventing health care associated infections, including Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI), is a high priority for our hospital. In order to improve CAUTI rates a multidisciplinary task force team was formed and led this performance improvement project...
2017: BMJ Quality Improvement Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459184/embedding-an-enriched-environment-in-an-acute-stroke-unit-increases-activity-in-people-with-stroke-a-controlled-before-after-pilot-study
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Ingrid Cm Rosbergen, Rohan S Grimley, Kathryn S Hayward, Katrina C Walker, Donna Rowley, Alana M Campbell, Suzanne McGufficke, Samantha T Robertson, Janelle Trinder, Heidi Janssen, Sandra G Brauer
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether an enriched environment embedded in an acute stroke unit could increase activity levels in acute stroke patients and reduce adverse events. DESIGN: Controlled before-after pilot study. SETTING: An acute stroke unit in a regional Australian hospital. PARTICIPANTS: Acute stroke patients admitted during (a) initial usual care control period, (b) an enriched environment period and (c) a sustainability period...
April 1, 2017: Clinical Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457576/effect-of-concentrated-psychiatric-education-on-perceived-competence-to-care-for-behavioral-health-patients
#17
Elizabeth J Winokur, Jeannine Loucks, Dana N Rutledge
Increasing numbers of behavioral patients are presenting to emergency departments, where competency of staff to care for this group is unknown. METHODS: This pre-post study measured the effects of a 7-hour conference on perceived competency of nurses and allied health professionals to care for behavioral health (BH) patients, as measured by the 23-item Behavioral Health Care Competency (BHCC) survey. RESULTS: Of 102 participants, most were emergency nurses (72%), acute care nurses and case managers (20%), and allied health personnel (trauma technicians and paramedics) (8%)...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Emergency Nursing: JEN: Official Publication of the Emergency Department Nurses Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455364/role-of-advanced-neuroimaging-fluid-biomarkers-and-genetic-testing-in-the-assessment-of-sport-related-concussion-a-systematic-review
#18
REVIEW
Michael McCrea, Timothy Meier, Daniel Huber, Alain Ptito, Erin Bigler, Chantel T Debert, Geoff Manley, David Menon, Jen-Kai Chen, Rachel Wall, Kathryn J Schneider, Thomas McAllister
OBJECTIVE: To conduct a systematic review of published literature on advanced neuroimaging, fluid biomarkers and genetic testing in the assessment of sport-related concussion (SRC). DATA SOURCES: Computerised searches of Medline, PubMed, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL), PsycINFO, Scopus and Cochrane Library from 1 January 2000 to 31 December 2016 were done. There were 3222 articles identified. STUDY SELECTION: In addition to medical subject heading terms, a study was included if (1) published in English, (2) represented original research, (3) involved human research, (4) pertained to SRC and (5) involved data from neuroimaging, fluid biomarkers or genetic testing collected within 6 months of injury...
April 28, 2017: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446118/motor-neurone-disease-progress-and-challenges
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REVIEW
Thanuja Dharmadasa, Robert D Henderson, Paul S Talman, Richard Al Macdonell, Susan Mathers, David W Schultz, Merrillee Needham, Margaret Zoing, Steve Vucic, Matthew C Kiernan
Major progress has been made over the past decade in the understanding of motor neurone disease (MND), changing the landscape of this complex disease. Through identifying positive prognostic factors, new evidence-based standards of care have been established that improve patient survival, reduce burden of disease for patients and their carers, and enhance quality of life. These factors include early management of respiratory dysfunction with non-invasive ventilation, maintenance of weight and nutritional status, as well as instigation of a multidisciplinary team including neurologists, general practitioners and allied health professionals...
May 1, 2017: Medical Journal of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445263/acupuncture-for-enhancing-early-recovery-of-bowel-function-in-cancer-protocol-for-a-systematic-review
#20
Yi-Hua Liu, Yang Ye, Jia-Bin Zheng, Xue-Qian Wang, Ying Zhang, Hong-Sheng Lin
BACKGROUND: Cancer patients undergoing surgical procedure often suffer from bowel dysfunction and postoperative ileus (POI). Cancer management for early recovery of bowel function is still a challenging topic. Acupuncture has been commonly used in a variety of gastrointestinal diseases. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effects of acupuncture therapy to reduce the duration of POI and enhance bowel function in cancer patients. METHODS: We will systematically screen all randomized controlled trials (RCTs) published through electronically and hand searching...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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