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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244998/applicability-of-the-national-comprehensive-cancer-network-multinational-association-of-supportive-care-in-cancer-guidelines-for-prevention-and-management-of-chemotherapy-induced-nausea-and-vomiting-in-southeast-asia-a-consensus-statement
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Alexandre Chan, Matin M Abdullah, Wan Zamaniah B Wan Ishak, Annielyn B Ong-Cornel, Antonio H Villalon, Ravindran Kanesvaran
A meeting of regional experts was convened in Manila, Philippines, to develop a resource-stratified chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) management guideline. In patients treated with highly emetogenic chemotherapy in general clinical settings, triple therapy with a serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine-3 [5-HT3]) antagonist (preferably palonosetron), dexamethasone, and aprepitant is recommended for acute CINV prevention. In resource-restricted settings, triple therapy is still recommended, although a 5-HT3 antagonist other than palonosetron may be used...
December 2017: Journal of Global Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244995/proceedings-of-the-strategy-meeting-for-the-development-of-an-international-consortium-for-chinese-medicine-and-cancer
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Jeffrey D White, Hongsheng Lin, Libin Jia, Roy S Wu, Stephen Lam, Jie Li, Jinhui Dou, Nagi Kumar, Lizhu Lin, Lixing Lao
On November 3, 2014, in Bethesda, MD, the Office of Cancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine of the National Cancer Institute held a meeting to examine the potential utility and feasibility of establishing an international consortium for Chinese medicine and cancer. There is significant interest in the West in using components of Chinese medicine (CM) -such as botanicals and herbal medicines, acupuncture and acupressure, and qigong-in the field of oncology, as potential anticancer agents, for symptom management, and to improve quality of life...
December 2017: Journal of Global Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244035/interprofessional-collaboration-and-peer-mentors-for-bowel-education-in-spinal-cord-injury-a-case-consultation
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Ralph D Cabigon, Elizabeth Wojciechowski, Lisa Rosen, David Miller, Cristina Mix, David Chen
BACKGROUND: Evidence shows that having a bowel management program prevents rehospitalization postacute rehabilitation discharge for persons with a spinal cord injury (SCI). Peer mentors have been used to assist patients in managing their care. PURPOSE: The aim of the study was to illustrate how interprofessional collaboration led to utilizing resources of the inpatient rehabilitation facility's peer mentor program and incorporating peer mentors into bowel education for persons with SCI...
December 13, 2017: Rehabilitation Nursing: the Official Journal of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243451/gestures-facilitate-interaction-in-multicultural-primary-care-consultations
#4
Jenny Paananen
Using gestures simultaneously with speech prevents and solves problems of understanding in consultations where the doctor and the patient do not share the same cultural and linguistic background. Gestures illustrate what is being said, and highlight the essential information. As gestures are used globally, and can also be interpreted despite limited vocabulary, they make the speech easier to follow. In primary care consultations, the topics are easily expressed by gestures, as they are often related to physical matters such as body parts, symptoms, examinations and treatment...
2017: Duodecim; Lääketieteellinen Aikakauskirja
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242749/setting-the-research-and-implementation-agenda-for-equitable-access-to-surgical-care-in-south-africa
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REVIEW
Sarah Rayne, Sule Burger, Stephanie Van Straten, Bruce Biccard, Mathume Joseph Phaahla, Martin Smith
South Africa is an upper-middle-income country with widespread social and geographical inequality of surgical provision. The National Forum on Surgery and Anaesthesia in South Africa brought together various stakeholders, including government, societies, academic clinicians and the biomedical industry, to define the core strategy for a national surgical plan. During the forum, presentations and breakaway workshops explored and reported the challenges and opportunities these stakeholders may have in sustaining and improving surgical provision in South Africa...
2017: BMJ Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242176/chinese-cardiovascular-disease-mobile-apps-information-types-information-quality-and-interactive-functions-for-self-management-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Bo Xie, Zhaohui Su, Wenhui Zhang, Run Cai
BACKGROUND: China has a large population with cardiovascular disease (CVD) that requires extensive self-management. Mobile health (mHealth) apps may be a useful tool for CVD self-management. Little is currently known about the types and quality of health information provided in Chinese CVD mobile apps and whether app functions are conducive to promoting CVD self-management. OBJECTIVE: We undertook a systematic review to evaluate the types and quality of health information provided in Chinese CVD mobile apps and interactive app functions for promoting CVD self-management...
December 14, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242041/long-term-outcomes-for-neoadjuvant-versus-adjuvant-chemotherapy-in-early-breast-cancer-meta-analysis-of-individual-patient-data-from-ten-randomised-trials
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(no author information available yet)
BACKGROUND: Neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NACT) for early breast cancer can make breast-conserving surgery more feasible and might be more likely to eradicate micrometastatic disease than might the same chemotherapy given after surgery. We investigated the long-term benefits and risks of NACT and the influence of tumour characteristics on outcome with a collaborative meta-analysis of individual patient data from relevant randomised trials. METHODS: We obtained information about prerandomisation tumour characteristics, clinical tumour response, surgery, recurrence, and mortality for 4756 women in ten randomised trials in early breast cancer that began before 2005 and compared NACT with the same chemotherapy given postoperatively...
December 11, 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241347/hospital-based-clinicians-perceptions-of-geographic-cohorting-identifying-opportunities-for-improvement
#8
Areeba Kara, Cynthia S Johnson, Siu L Hui, Deanne Kashiwagi
Members of the Society of Hospital Medicine were surveyed about geographic cohorting (GCh); 369 responses were analyzed, two thirds of which were from GCh participants. Improved collaboration with the bedside nurse, increased nonclinical interactions, decreased paging interruptions, and improved efficiency were perceived by >50%. Narrowed clinical expertise, increased fragmentation, increased face-to-face interruptions, and an adverse impact on camaraderie within the hospitalist group were reported by 25% to 50%...
December 1, 2017: American Journal of Medical Quality: the Official Journal of the American College of Medical Quality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241142/unmet-needs-burden-of-treatment-and-patient-engagement-in-multiple-sclerosis-a-combined-perspective-from-the-ms-in-the-21st-century-steering-group
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Peter Rieckmann, Diego Centonze, Irina Elovaara, Gavin Giovannoni, Eva Havrdová, Jurg Kesselring, Gisela Kobelt, Dawn Langdon, Sarah A Morrow, Celia Oreja-Guevara, Sven Schippling, Christoph Thalheim, Heidi Thompson, Patrick Vermersch, Karen Aston, Birgit Bauer, Christy Demory, Maria Paz Giambastiani, Jana Hlavacova, Jocelyne Nouvet-Gire, George Pepper, Maija Pontaga, Emma Rogan, Chrystal Rogalski, Pieter van Galen, Ali-Frédéric Ben-Amor
BACKGROUND: Patient engagement is vital in multiple sclerosis (MS) in order to optimise outcomes for patients, society and healthcare systems. It is essential to involve all stakeholders in potential solutions, working in a multidisciplinary way to ensure that people with MS (PwMS) are included in shared decision-making and disease management. To start this process, a collaborative, open environment between PwMS and healthcare professionals (HCPs) is required so that similarities and disparities in the perception of key areas in patient care and unmet needs can be identified...
November 21, 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240727/health-and-development-at-age-19-24-months-of-19-children-who-were-born-with-microcephaly-and-laboratory-evidence-of-congenital-zika-virus-infection-during-the-2015-zika-virus-outbreak-brazil-2017
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Ashley Satterfield-Nash, Kim Kotzky, Jacob Allen, Jeanne Bertolli, Cynthia A Moore, Isabela Ornelas Pereira, André Pessoa, Flavio Melo, Ana Carolina Faria E Silva Santelli, Coleen A Boyle, Georgina Peacock
In November 2015, the Brazilian Ministry of Health (MOH) declared the Zika virus outbreak a public health emergency after an increase in microcephaly cases was reported in the northeast region of the country (1). During 2015-2016, 15 states in Brazil with laboratory-confirmed Zika virus transmission reported an increase in birth prevalence of microcephaly (2.8 cases per 10,000 live births), significantly exceeding prevalence in four states without confirmed transmission (0.6 per 10,000) (2). Although children with microcephaly and laboratory evidence of Zika virus infection have been described in early infancy (3), their subsequent health and development have not been well characterized, constraining planning for the care and support of these children and their families...
December 15, 2017: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240658/nursing-activities-for-patients-with-chronic-disease-in-primary-care-settings-a-practice-analysis
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Marie-Eve Poitras, Maud-Christine Chouinard, Frances Gallagher, Martin Fortin
BACKGROUND: Nurses in primary care organizations play a central role for patients with chronic disease. Lack of clarity in role description may be associated with underutilization of nurse competencies that could benefit the growing population of patients with chronic disease. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the research was to describe nursing activities in primary care settings with patients with chronic disease. METHODS: A Web-based survey was sent to nurses practicing in Family Medicine Groups in the Canadian Province of Québec...
January 2018: Nursing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240547/implementing-cdc-s-level-of-care-assessment-tool-locate-a-national-collaboration-to-improve-maternal-and-child-health
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Andrea Catalano, Amanda Bennett, Ashley Busacker, Alethia Carr, David Goodman, Charlan Kroelinger, Ekwutosi Okoroh, Mary Brantley, Wanda Barfield
Perinatal regionalization, or risk-appropriate care, is an approach that classifies facilities based on capabilities to ensure women and infants receive care at a facility that aligns with their risk. The CDC designed the Levels of Care Assessment Tool (LOCATe) to assist jurisdictions working in risk-appropriate care in assessing a facility's level of maternal and neonatal care aligned with the most current American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists/Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (ACOG/SMFM) and American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) guidelines...
December 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240330/regulating-black-box-medicine
#13
W Nicholson Price
Data drive modern medicine. And our tools to analyze those data are growing ever more powerful. As health data are collected in greater and greater amounts, sophisticated algorithms based on those data can drive medical innovation, improve the process of care, and increase efficiency. Those algorithms, however, vary widely in quality. Some are accurate and powerful, while others may be riddled with errors or based on faulty science. When an opaque algorithm recommends an insulin dose to a diabetic patient, how do we know that dose is correct? Patients, providers, and insurers face substantial difficulties in identifying high-quality algorithms; they lack both expertise and proprietary information...
2017: Michigan Law Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240324/current-care-guideline-heart-failure
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(no author information available yet)
Treatment of heart failure depends on etiology, left ventricular function and severity of symptoms. Appropriate diagnosis and treatment requires close collaboration between health care providers. In heart failure with reduced ejection fraction, pharmacological treatment and device therapies are based on solid scientific evidence. Less data exist on treatment of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction, where management of underlying diseases contributing to the syndrome is the primary goal. Patient education and self-care may reduce the need for hospitalizations and improve quality of life...
2017: Duodecim; Lääketieteellinen Aikakauskirja
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240277/how-perceived-feelings-of-wellness-influence-the-decision-making-of-people-with-pre-dialysis-chronic-kidney-disease
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Sandra Campbell-Crofts, Glenn Stewart
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To identify the subjective meanings attached to decisions made by people living with chronic kidney disease (CKD) as they consider their transition to renal replacement therapy (RRT). BACKGROUND: Within the challenging world of chronic illness, people draw upon their temporal life experiences to help them make the best or most balanced primary health care decisions. Understanding the risks and benefits associated with these decisions has been an area of intense interest in health research...
December 14, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239978/picu-length-of-stay-factors-associated-with-bed-utilization-and-development-of-a-benchmarking-model
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Murray M Pollack, Richard Holubkov, Ron Reeder, J Michael Dean, Kathleen L Meert, Robert A Berg, Christopher J L Newth, John T Berger, Rick E Harrison, Joseph Carcillo, Heidi Dalton, David L Wessel, Tammara L Jenkins, Robert Tamburro
OBJECTIVES: ICU length of stay is an important measure of resource use and economic performance. Our primary aims were to characterize the utilization of PICU beds and to develop a new model for PICU length of stay. DESIGN: Prospective cohort. The main outcomes were factors associated with PICU length of stay and the performance of a regression model for length of stay. SETTING: Eight PICUs. PATIENTS: Randomly selected patients (newborn to 18 yr) from eight PICUs were enrolled from December 4, 2011, to April 7, 2013...
December 12, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239683/managing-cancer-care-through-service-delivery-networks-the-role-of-professional-collaboration-in-two-european-cancer-networks
#17
Joan Prades, Verdiana Morando, Valeria D Tozzi, Didier Verhoeven, Jose R Germà, Josep M Borras
Background The study examines two meso-strategic cancer networks, exploring to what extent collaboration can strengthen or hamper network effectiveness. Unlike macro-strategic networks, meso-strategic networks have no hierarchical governance structures nor are they institutionalised within healthcare services' delivery systems. This study aims to analyse the models of professional cooperation and the tools developed for managing clinical practice within two meso-strategic, European cancer networks. Methods Multiple case study design based on the comparative analysis of two cancer networks: Iridium, in Antwerp, Belgium and the Institut Català d'Oncologia in Catalonia, Spain...
January 1, 2017: Health Services Management Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239197/maintaining-quality-in-lower-volume-cardiac-surgery-a-blueprint-from-a-military-program
#18
Jared L Antevil, Philip S Mullenix, Junewai L Reoma, Paul S Massimiano, Frederick C Lough, Eric A Elster
Although there is a clear volume-outcome relationship in the field of cardiac surgery, the existence of high-performing programs with relatively low case volumes is well established. This report describes the programmatic and institutional processes in place at a lower volume cardiac surgery center in a US military hospital, which have been executed to optimally leverage available resources in the delivery of exemplary patient care. By implementing a highly collaborative practice, rigorous outcomes review, evidence-based standardized care pathways, consistent attending surgeon oversight for care delivery, careful case selection, and a mechanism for support from highly experienced outside cardiac surgeons, the cardiac surgery program at the authors' institution delivers care on par with its higher volume counterparts...
December 1, 2017: American Journal of Medical Quality: the Official Journal of the American College of Medical Quality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239115/case-management-in-early-psychosis-intervention-programme-perspectives-of-clients-and-caregivers
#19
Horng Hien Wong, Yee Huei Yong, Shazana Shahwan, Laxman Cetty, Janhavi Vaingankar, Charlene Hon, Helen Lee, Christopher Loh, Edimansyah Abdin, Mythily Subramaniam
AIM: This qualitative study explored the perspectives of clients and caregivers on case management provided by the Singapore Early Psychosis Intervention Programme (EPIP), with the intent to understand the salient aspects of case management from their perspective. METHODS: Clients and their caregivers were recruited from the EPIP outpatient clinics. Focus group discussions (FGDs) were conducted at a community centre outside the hospital with 47 clients and 19 caregivers...
December 14, 2017: Early Intervention in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239004/providing-comprehensive-medication-management-in-telehealth
#20
Melissa E Badowski, Scot Walker, Shaffeeulah Bacchus, Sandy Bartlett, Juliana Chan, Kelly A Cochran, Scott Coon, Michelle Liedtke, Brad Phillips, Taylor White
The goal of this white paper is to provide direction for clinical pharmacists providing telehealth. Telehealth care is rapidly emerging to improve patient access to health care and optimize patient health outcomes. With the increasing ability to access electronic health record portals, as many as 75 million telehealth encounters are expected in North America annually. Although electronic "point of access" undoubtedly increases the use of medical and pharmacy services, the real value of telehealth lies in improved access to patients in remote areas lacking adequate medical and pharmacy services and to high-risk patients requiring frequent monitoring...
December 14, 2017: Pharmacotherapy
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