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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346663/resident-participation-in-neighbourhood-audit-tools-a-scoping-review
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Aafke C L Hofland, Jeroen Devilee, Elise van Kempen, Lea den Broeder
Background: Healthy urban environments require careful planning and a testing of environmental quality that goes beyond statutory requirements. Moreover, it requires the inclusion of resident views, perceptions and experiences that help deepen the understanding of local (public health) problems. To facilitate this, neighbourhoods should be mapped in a way that is relevant to them. One way to do this is participative neighbourhood auditing. This paper provides an insight into availability and characteristics of participatory neighbourhood audit instruments...
February 1, 2018: European Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345150/an-initial-assessment-of-the-utility-of-validated-alcohol-and-drug-screening-tools-in-predicting-30-day-readmission-to-adult-general-medicine-wards
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Steven P Gerke, Jon D Agley, Cynthia Wilson, Ruth A Gassman, Philip Forys, David W Crabb
Previous studies have identified drug and alcohol use as risk factors for readmission using claims data, but not by using substance use screening scores. This preliminary study tested the hypothesis that prevalence of 30-day readmission would be higher among patients screening positive on the 10-item Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT-10) or the 10-item Drug Abuse Screening Test (DAST-10) tools at intake than among the general patient population. Social workers screened 4708 adult inpatients using prescreening questions followed by the AUDIT-10 and/or DAST-10...
January 1, 2018: American Journal of Medical Quality: the Official Journal of the American College of Medical Quality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338722/development-and-pilot-evaluation-of-a-clinic-based-mhealth-app-referral-service-to-support-adult-cancer-survivors-increase-their-participation-in-physical-activity-using-publicly-available-mobile-apps
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Camille E Short, Amy Finlay, Ilea Sanders, Carol Maher
BACKGROUND: Participation in regular physical activity holds key benefits for cancer survivors, yet few cancer survivors meet physical activity recommendations. This study aimed to develop and pilot test a mHealth app referral service aimed at assisting cancer survivors to increase their physical activity. In particular, the study sought to examine feasibility and acceptability of the service and determine preliminary efficacy for physical activity behaviour change. METHODS: A systematic search identified potentially appropriate Apple (iOS) and Android mHealth apps...
January 16, 2018: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336508/national-audit-of-perinatal-hiv-infections-in-the-uk-2006-2013-what-lessons-can-be-learnt
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H Peters, C Thorne, P A Tookey, L Byrne
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to investigate circumstances surrounding perinatal transmissions of HIV (PHIVs) in the UK. METHODS: The National Study of HIV in Pregnancy and Childhood conducts comprehensive surveillance of all pregnancies in women diagnosed with HIV infection and their infants in the UK; reports of all HIV-diagnosed children are also sought, regardless of country of birth. Children with PHIV born in 2006-2013 and reported by 2014 were included in an audit, with additional data collection via telephone interviews with clinicians involved in each case...
January 16, 2018: HIV Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334963/evaluating-the-impact-of-a-falls-prevention-community-of-practice-in-a-residential-aged-care-setting-a-realist-approach
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Jacqueline Francis-Coad, Christopher Etherton-Beer, Caroline Bulsara, Nicole Blackburn, Paola Chivers, Anne-Marie Hill
BACKGROUND: Falls are a major socio-economic problem among residential aged care (RAC) populations resulting in high rates of injury including hip fracture. Guidelines recommend that multifactorial prevention strategies are implemented but these require translation into clinical practice. A community of practice (CoP) was selected as a suitable model to support translation of the best available evidence into practice, as it could bring together like-minded people with falls expertise and local clinical knowledge providing a social learning opportunity in the pursuit of a common goal; falls prevention...
January 15, 2018: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331965/right-iliac-fossa-pain-treatment-rift-study-protocol-for-an-international-multicentre-prospective-observational-study
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Dmitri Nepogodiev
INTRODUCTION: Patients presenting with right iliac fossa (RIF) pain are a common challenge for acute general surgical services. Given the range of potential pathologies, RIF pain creates diagnostic uncertainty and there is subsequent variation in investigation and management. Appendicitis is a diagnosis which must be considered in all patients with RIF pain; however, over a fifth of patients undergoing appendicectomy, in the UK, have been proven to have a histologically normal appendix (negative appendicectomy)...
January 13, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330835/international-guidelines-for-groin-hernia-management
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INTRODUCTION: Worldwide, more than 20 million patients undergo groin hernia repair annually. The many different approaches, treatment indications and a significant array of techniques for groin hernia repair warrant guidelines to standardize care, minimize complications, and improve results. The main goal of these guidelines is to improve patient outcomes, specifically to decrease recurrence rates and reduce chronic pain, the most frequent problems following groin hernia repair. They have been endorsed by all five continental hernia societies, the International Endo Hernia Society and the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery...
January 12, 2018: Hernia: the Journal of Hernias and Abdominal Wall Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306752/turning-education-into-action-impact-of-a-collective-social-education-approach-to-improve-nurses-ability-to-recognize-and-accurately-assess-delirium-in-hospitalized-older-patients
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Catherine Travers, Amanda Henderson, Fred Graham, Elizabeth Beattie
BACKGROUND: Although cognitive impairment including dementia and delirium is common in older hospital patients, it is not well recognized or managed by hospital staff, potentially resulting in adverse events. This paper describes, and reports on the impact of a collective social education approach to improving both nurses' knowledge of, and screening for delirium. METHODS: Thirty-four experienced nurses from six hospital wards, became Cognition Champions (CogChamps) to lead their wards in a collective social education process about cognitive impairment and the assessment of delirium...
December 29, 2017: Nurse Education Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29281046/cross-cultural-adaptation-and-psychometric-properties-of-the-audit-and-cage-questionnaires-in-tanzanian-swahili-for-a-traumatic-brain-injury-population
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Joao Ricardo Nickenig Vissoci, Julian Hertz, Deena El-Gabri, José Roberto Andrade Do Nascimento, Leonardo Pestillo De Oliveira, Blandina Theophil Mmbaga, Mark Mvungi, Catherine A Staton
Aims: To develop Swahili versions of the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) and CAGE questionnaires and evaluate their psychometric properties in a traumatic brain injury (TBI) population in Tanzania. Methods: Swahili versions of the AUDIT and CAGE were developed through translation and back-translation by a panel of native speakers of both English and Swahili. The translated instruments were administered to a sample of Tanzanian adults from a TBI registry...
January 1, 2018: Alcohol and Alcoholism: International Journal of the Medical Council on Alcoholism
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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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/29227243/cue-reactivity-essentials-event-related-potentials-during-identification-of-visual-alcoholic-stimuli-in-social-drinkers
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Agnes M Kroczek, Florian B Haeussinger, Justin Hudak, Lucy D Vanes, Andreas J Fallgatter, Ann-Christine Ehlis
OBJECTIVE: Cue reactivity is an automatic reaction to alcohol-related cues, contributing to the maintenance of drinking behavior and relapse in alcohol dependency. The identification of valid cue-reactivity features is a prerequisite for its clinical application. We were interested in the effects of visual features of alcohol cues (e.g., color) on cue reactivity. Assuming its development at a pre-pathological stage, we analyzed cue reactivity in heavy social drinkers, with light social drinkers as controls...
January 2018: Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227233/examination-of-cross-sectional-associations-of-neighborhood-deprivation-and-alcohol-outlet-density-with-hazardous-drinking-using-a-twin-design
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Isaac C Rhew, Rick Kosterman, Glen E Duncan, Christina Mair
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to examine whether neighborhood socioeconomic deprivation and alcohol outlet density are associated with hazardous drinking using a co-twin design to control for confounding because of genetic and shared environmental factors. METHOD: The study sample included cross-sectional data from 1,996 same-sex adult twin pairs (mean age = 36.6; 65.9% female) from the Washington State Twin Registry. The Singh Index was used to characterize neighborhood social deprivation for participants' census tract of residence...
January 2018: Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208619/encouraging-translation-and-assessing-impact-of-the-centre-for-research-excellence-in-integrated-quality-improvement-rationale-and-protocol-for-a-research-impact-assessment
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Shanthi Ramanathan, Penny Reeves, Simon Deeming, Ross Stewart Bailie, Jodie Bailie, Roxanne Bainbridge, Frances Cunningham, Christopher Doran, Karen McPhail Bell, Andrew Searles
INTRODUCTION: There is growing recognition among health researchers and funders that the wider benefits of research such as economic, social and health impacts ought to be assessed and valued alongside academic outputs such as peer-reviewed papers. Research translation needs to increase and the pathways to impact ought to be more transparent. These processes are particularly pertinent to the Indigenous health sector given continued concerns that Indigenous communities are over-researched with little corresponding improvement in health outcomes...
December 4, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202430/a-retrospective-audit-of-lesion-excision-and-rotation-skin-flap-for-the-treatment-of-intractable-plantar-keratosis
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REVIEW
Amir Saipoor, Anthony Maher, Lance Hogg
AIM: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the treatment of plantar skin lesions by excision and rotation skin flap closure with reference to patient satisfaction; patient reported outcomes and complication rates. METHOD: A retrospective audit of 54 consecutive patients who had undergone plantar lesion excision with rotation skin flap between May 2011 and November 2015 under the care of experienced consultant podiatric surgeons. A total of 36 patients were included in this study, 16 were lost to follow up, 2 patients were excluded due to non-related pathology...
September 28, 2017: Foot
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29190384/general-practitioner-and-nurse-prescriber-experiences-of-prescribing-antibiotics-for-respiratory-tract-infections-in-uk-primary-care-out-of-hours-services-the-unite-study
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S J Williams, A V Halls, S Tonkin-Crine, M V Moore, S E Latter, P Little, C Eyles, K Postle, G M Leydon
Background: Interventions are needed to reduce unnecessary antibiotic prescribing for respiratory tract infections (RTIs). Although community antibiotic prescribing appears to be decreasing in the UK, figures for out-of-hours (OOH) prescribing have substantially increased. Understanding the factors influencing prescribing in OOH and any perceived differences between general practitioner (GP) and nurse prescriber (NP) prescribing habits may enable the development of tailored interventions promoting optimal prescribing in this setting...
November 27, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29175864/investigating-associations-between-the-built-environment-and-physical-activity-among-older-people-in-20-uk-towns
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Sophie Hawkesworth, Richard J Silverwood, Ben Armstrong, Triantafyllos Pliakas, Kiran Nanchalal, Barbara J Jefferis, Claudio Sartini, Antoinette A Amuzu, S Goya Wannamethee, Sheena E Ramsay, Juan-Pablo Casas, Richard W Morris, Peter H Whincup, Karen Lock
BACKGROUND: Policy initiatives such as WHO Age Friendly Cities recognise the importance of the urban environment for improving health of older people, who have both low physical activity (PA) levels and greater dependence on local neighbourhoods. Previous research in this age group is limited and rarely uses objective measures of either PA or the environment. METHODS: We investigated the association between objectively measured PA (Actigraph GT3x accelerometers) and multiple dimensions of the built environment, using a cross-sectional multilevel linear regression analysis...
November 24, 2017: Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29175225/-pastoral-practices-for-quality-improvement-in-a-kenyan-clinical-network
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Gerry McGivern, Jacinta Nzinga, Mike English
We explain social and organisational processes influencing health professionals in a Kenyan clinical network to implement a form of quality improvement (QI) into clinical practice, using the concept of 'pastoral practices'. Our qualitative empirical case study, conducted in 2015-16, shows the way practices constructing and linking local evidence-based guidelines and data collection processes provided a foundation for QI. Participation in these constructive practices gave network leaders pastoral status to then inscribe use of evidence and data into routine care, through championing, demonstrating, supporting and mentoring, with the support of a constellation of local champions...
November 20, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29172871/repeated-measures-analysis-of-alcohol-patterns-among-gay-and-bisexual-men-in-the-momentum-health-study
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Eric Abella Roth, Zishan Cui, Ashleigh Rich, Nathan Lachowsky, Paul Sereda, Kiffer Card, David Moore, Robert Hogg
BACKGROUND: This study analyzed repeated study visits (n = 2,624) of 693 gay and bisexual men (GBM) in the Momentum Health Study from July, 2012 to June, 2015. Based on recent cross-sectional analyses, we hypothesized that over the study period: (1) hazardous drinking levels would remain high, (2) GBM classified as Hazardous Drinkers will be consistently associated with high risk sex, and (3) GBM classified as Always Hazardous Drinkers differ significantly from Sometimes Hazardous Drinkers...
November 27, 2017: Substance Use & Misuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151242/a-qualitative-examination-of-increased-alcohol-use-after-bariatric-surgery-among-racially-ethnically-diverse-young-adults
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Christine E Spadola, Eric F Wagner, Leah M Varga, Jennifer L Syvertsen, Nestor F De La Cruz Munoz, Sarah E Messiah
INTRODUCTION: Mounting evidence suggests that bariatric surgery, or weight loss surgery (WLS), patients might be vulnerable to developing post-operative alcohol use problems. While the majority of published research offers information concerning the prevalence of problematic alcohol use post-WLS, the literature lacks comprehensive, qualitative explorations examining why alcohol misuse might emerge after WLS. Such data-driven hypotheses are needed to effectively target this emerging concern...
November 19, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141600/quantifying-the-need-for-enhanced-case-management-for-tb-patients-as-part-of-tb-cohort-audit-in-the-north-west-of-england-a-descriptive-study
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Angela Tucker, Jeniffer Mithoo, Paul Cleary, Mark Woodhead, Peter MacPherson, Tom Wingfield, Stefanie Davies, Carolyn Wake, Paddy McMaster, S Bertel Squire
BACKGROUND: Patients with TB have diverse and often challenging clinical and social needs that may hamper successful treatment outcomes. Understanding the need for additional support during treatment (enhanced case management, or ECM) is important for workforce capacity planning. North West England TB Cohort Audit (TBCA) has introduced a 4-level ECM classification system (ECM 0-3) to quantify the need for ECM in the region. This study describes the data from the first 2 years of ECM classification...
November 15, 2017: BMC Public Health
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