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Self-management at the core of back pain care: 10 key points for clinicians.

Braz J Phys Ther 2021 May 24. Epub 2021 May 24.

Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics, University of Southern Denmark, Odense M, Denmark; Chiropractic Knowledge Hub, Odense M, Denmark.

Background: A paradigm shift away from clinician-led management of people with chronic disorders to people playing a key role in their own care has been advocated. At the same time, good health is recognised as the ability to adapt to changing life circumstances and to self-manage. Under this paradigm, successful management of persistent back pain is not mainly about clinicians diagnosing and curing patients, but rather about a partnership where clinicians help individuals live good lives despite back pain. Read More

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Fibrinolysis: A Primordial System Linked to the Immune Response.

Int J Mol Sci 2021 Mar 26;22(7). Epub 2021 Mar 26.

Molecular Neurotrauma and Haemostasis Laboratory, Australian Centre for Blood Diseases, Central Clinical School Melbourne, Monash University, Melbourne, VIC 3004, Australia.

The fibrinolytic system provides an essential means to remove fibrin deposits and blood clots. The actual protease responsible for this is plasmin, formed from its precursor, plasminogen. Fibrin is heralded as it most renowned substrate but for many years plasmin has been known to cleave many other substrates, and to also activate other proteolytic systems. Read More

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The assessment of quality of life in children with tracheostomies and their families in a low to middle income country (LMIC).

Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 2020 Nov 20;138:110319. Epub 2020 Aug 20.

Division of Otolaryngology, University of Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences, Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital, Klipfontein Rd, Rondebosch, 7700, Cape Town, South Africa. Electronic address:

Introduction: The Breatheasy© Tracheostomy Program based at the Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital, Cape Town, manages children mostly from poor socio-economic backgrounds. In our resource-limited setting, it is unclear how these families cope with the demands of a tracheostomised child. We aim to assess the quality of life (QOL) of tracheostomised children and their families as the first study of its kind in a low-resource setting. Read More

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November 2020

The personalised discharge letter: the experience of patients and parents from the Filadelfia Epilepsy Hospital.

Scand J Caring Sci 2021 Mar 2;35(1):67-74. Epub 2020 Apr 2.

Filadelfia Epilepsy Hospital, Dianalund, Denmark.

Objective: To examine the experience of a discharge letter received by patients suffering from epilepsy and parents with children who suffer from epilepsy.

Design: Qualitative research inspired by a phenomenological methodology approach.

Setting: Face-to-face interviews with patients and parents of epileptic children in their own homes. Read More

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[Investigation of Factors Related to Stockpiling of Oral Care Hygiene Materials in Normal Times: Internet Survey Analysis].

Nihon Eiseigaku Zasshi 2019 ;74(0)

Prefectural University of Shimane.

Objectives: The aim of this study was to clarify the current status of stockpiling of oral care hygiene materials in case of a disaster and to determine methods to support stockpiling during disaster preparation.

Methods: We conducted an Internet questionnaire survey on stockpiling and disaster prevention measures among 300 adults. For statistical analysis, the χ² test, Mann-Whitney U-test and Spearman rank test were employed. Read More

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Realist synthesis of intentional rounding in hospital wards: exploring the evidence of what works, for whom, in what circumstances and why.

BMJ Qual Saf 2018 09 14;27(9):743-757. Epub 2018 Mar 14.

Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery and Palliative Care, King's College London, London, UK.

Background: Intentional rounding (IR) is a structured process whereby nurses conduct one to two hourly checks with every patient using a standardised protocol.

Objective: A realist synthesis of the evidence on IR was undertaken to develop IR programme theories of what works, for whom, in what circumstances and why.

Methods: A three-stage literature search and a stakeholder consultation event was completed. Read More

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September 2018

The New Age of Bullying and Violence in Health Care: Part 3: Managing the Bullying Boss and Leadership.

Prof Case Manag 2017 Nov/Dec;22(6):260-274

Ellen Fink-Samnick, MSW, ACSW, LCSW, CCM, CRP, is an award-winning industry thought leader who empowers health care's transdisciplinary workforce through professional speaking, writing, mentoring, and consultation. A subject matter expert on Ethics, Ellen is an esteemed author with more than 90 publications to her credit. She has authored content for many of the industry's knowledge projects for case managers, including chapters on the Ethical Use of Case Management Technology, Workplace Bullying, Collaborative Care, and the Social Determinants of Health. Her contributions to professional case management, ethics, and clinical social work transverse professional associations and credentialing organizations, including roles as subject matter expert, examination item writer, and leadership positions. She is a vibrant professional voice.

Purpose/objectives: PRIMARY PRACTICE SETTING(S):: Applicable to all health care sections where case management is practiced.

Findings/conclusions: This article is the third of a 4-part series on the topic of bullying in the health care workplace. Part 3 addresses the dimensions of the bullying boss and leadership, posing major implications for patient safety plus the mental health of staff members. Read More

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September 2018

Incorporating supportive care into the hemodialysis unit.

Curr Opin Nephrol Hypertens 2017 11;26(6):530-536

Section of Nephrology, West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown, West Virginia, USA.

Purpose Of Review: Advance care planning is underutilized in patients with dialysis-dependent kidney failure and the provision of high intensity rather than supportive care is a standard practice in most hemodialysis units wherever challenges to incorporating palliative or supportive care into unit processes remain formidable.

Recent Findings: The practice of advance care planning empowers patients, families and physicians and drives decisions about future treatment that align with patients' values, wishes and changing clinical circumstances. Barriers to incorporating supportive care exist; however, advance care planning optimizes the chance for future care that is smooth, compassionate, timely and supportive. Read More

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November 2017

Working with and for parents to create a Family Focus DVD.

Psychiatr Rehabil J 2014 Sep;37(3):263-5

Children of Parents with a Mental Illness National Initiative.

Topic: Consumer and carer participation can improve the quality of health care. Active collaboration with family members is critical when developing and evaluating resources designed to meet their needs. The Australian Children of Parents with a Mental Illness National Initiative developed a DVD resource, Family Focus, to promote family communication about parental mental illness. Read More

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September 2014

Evidence-based medicine in hand surgery: clinical applications and future direction.

Hand Clin 2014 Aug 6;30(3):269-83, v. Epub 2014 Jun 6.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of California, 4860 Y Street, Suite 3800, Davis, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA. Electronic address:

Evidence-based medicine empowers physicians to systematically analyze published data so as to quickly formulate treatment plans that deliver safe, robust, and cost-effective patient care. In this article, we sample some areas in hand and upper extremity surgery where the evidence base is strong enough that it has or should have unified treatment strategies; we identify some problems where good evidence has failed to unify treatment, and discuss problems for which evidence is still lacking but needed because treatment remains controversial. We also discuss circumstances in which level 4 evidence is more likely than randomized trials to guide treatment. Read More

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A retrospective cohort study describing six months of admissions under Section 136 of the Mental Health Act; the problem of alcohol misuse.

Med Sci Law 2015 Jul 24;55(3):216-22. Epub 2014 Jun 24.

St George's, University of London, UK

Background: Section 136 of the Mental Health Act 1983 empowers police to remove a person they believe to be suffering from a mental disorder from a place to which the public have access, if they deem them a risk to themselves or others. In the UK, the number of Section 136 orders is increasing.

Objective: This retrospective cohort study identified the demographic profiles, circumstances of detention and assessment outcomes of all individuals detained under Section 136 between February 2012 and July 2012 at a London Mental Health Trust. Read More

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Swe1p responds to cytoskeletal perturbation, not bud size, in S. cerevisiae.

Curr Biol 2005 Dec;15(24):2190-8

Department of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA.

Background: S. cerevisiae cells must grow to a critical size in G1 in order to pass start and enter the cell cycle. A recent study proposed that in addition to the mother size control in G1, the bud must grow to a critical bud size in G2 in order to enter mitosis. Read More

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December 2005

Health literacy: concept analysis.

Carolyn Speros

J Adv Nurs 2005 Jun;50(6):633-40

Loewenberg School of Nursing, University of Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee 38152-3740, USA.

Aim: This paper reports an analysis of the concept of health literacy in order to clarify its meaning, reduce ambiguities associated with references to it, and promote consistency in using the concept in nursing dialogue and research.

Background: Health literacy is a relatively new concept in health promotion research. Only within the last decade have researchers identified the problems associated with health literacy, the role it plays in an individual's ability to comprehend health and self-care information, and its relationship to health outcomes. Read More

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Women's conceptions of coping with major depression in daily life: a qualitative, salutogenic approach.

Issues Ment Health Nurs 2003 Jun;24(4):419-39

The Sahlgrenska Academy at Göteborg University, Faculty of Health and Caring Sciences, Institute of Nursing, Göteborg, Sweden.

The experience of having a severe disease such as major depression affects all aspects of the individual's life, including family, work, and social functioning. Therefore, the aim of this study was to describe, from a salutogenic approach, women's conceptions of coping with major depression in daily life with the help of professional and lay support. Thirteen women, previously hospitalized for major depression, were included in the study. Read More

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