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Zhonghua Wai Ke Za Zhi ; 57(12): 912-916, 2019 Dec 01.
Artículo en Chino | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31826595

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Objective: To evaluate the role of multidisciplinary team (MDT) clinic in the diagnosis of pancreatic diseases and patient compliance with MDT advice in the current medical system. Methods: The study included 512 patients that had visited the pancreas-oriented MDT clinic of Zhongshan Hospital between May 2015 and May 2019.The clinical and pathological data were collected and analyzed retrospectively. Diseases were classified in accordance with 2010 WHO classification of tumors of the digestive system and usual clinical practices. Compliance was determined according to whether a patient received corresponding therapies or undergoing further checks or follow-ups. Results: Among the 512 patients that had visited the MDT clinic, 121 patients were referred due to undetermined diagnosis. Classified according to the final diagnosis, the rate of undetermined diagnosis in different disease categories from high to low in order was inflammatory diseases of the pancreas (75.0%, 24/32), other lesions of the pancreas (56.1%,23/41), pancreatic cystic lesions (19.1%,17/89), pancreatic carcinomas (18.3%,48/262) and pancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasms (pNEN)(10.2%,9/88). The MDT clinic made diagnosis to 68 patients directly with an accuracy of 89.7%. The rate of compliance in the entire cohort was 63.4%. The rate of compliance of patients from June 2017 to May 2019 (68.4%) was higher than that of patients from May 2015 to May 2017(59.6%). The compliance rate of patients in different disease categories from high to low in order was inflammatory diseases of the pancreas(84.4%, 27/32), pancreatic carcinomas (67.9%, 178/262), pNEN(60.2%,53/88), other lesions of the pancreas (56.1%,23/41), and pancreatic cystic lesions(49.4%, 44/89). The compliance rate of patients with different MDT advice from high to low in order was best supportive care(78.6%,22/28), antitumor approaches beyond surgery(71.6%,159/222), further tests(62.6%, 77/123), surgery(53.7%, 65/121) and follow-up(49.2%, 31/63). In patients suggested for surgery, the compliance rate of patients with carcinomas(67.4%, 33/49) was higher than patients with other kinds of neoplasms. Conclusions: MDT clinic could facilitate the diagnosis of pancreatic diseases conveniently and inexpensively. The overall compliance rate of MDT clinic patients is rather low, and patients with carcinomas have a relative high rate of compliance with the suggestion of surgery.


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Servicio Ambulatorio en Hospital , Enfermedades Pancreáticas/diagnóstico , Enfermedades Pancreáticas/terapia , Cooperación del Paciente , China , Estudios de Cohortes , Humanos , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/diagnóstico , Grupo de Atención al Paciente , Estudios Retrospectivos
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Vasc Health Risk Manag ; 15: 551-558, 2019.
Artículo en Inglés | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31853180

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Introduction: As hypertension is a chronic cardiovascular disease that contributes to a high proportion of morbidity and mortality worldwide, favorable knowledge is crucial to control it. Objective: The objective of this study was thus to assess knowledge and associated factors of blood pressure control among hypertensive patients at the chronic illness follow-up Clinic of the University of Gondar comprehensive-specialized hospital, Gondar, Ethiopia. Methods: An institution-based cross-sectional study was conducted from March to April 2018. A systematic random sampling technique was used to select participants. Bi-variable and multivariable logistic regressions were done to assess the relationship between dependent and independent variables. The adjusted odds ratio with a 95% confidence interval was used to determine the presence and strength of association between covariates and the outcome variable. Results: A total of 404 participants took part in the study with a response rate of 97.3%. The overall good knowledge about blood pressure control was 51.7% (95% CI=46.3-56.8). Females were 3.79 (AOR= 3.79, 95% CI: (1.55, 9.28)) more knowledgeable about blood pressure control than males. In the multivariable analysis, the odds of being knowledgeable were 2.80 (AOR= 2.80, 95% CI (1.44, 5.46)), 8.05 (AOR=8.05, 95% CI (2.93, 22.10)), and 7.53 (AOR=7.53, 95% CI (2.52, 22.49)) for can read and write, secondary, preparatory and above education, respectively, compared to cannot read and write. Occupation was significantly associated with the knowledge of plod pressure control. For example, merchants 7.66 (AOR=7.66, 95% CI (3.01, 19.47)), government employee 6.33 (AOR=6.33, 95% CI (1.90, 22.07)), and self-employed 4.58 (AOR=4.58, 95% CI (1.80, 11.70)) times more likely to be knowledgeable than farmers, respectively. Participants with family history of hypertension were 2.36 (AOR=2.36, 95% CI (1.42, 3.92)) times more knowledgeable than their counterparts. Conclusion: In this study, knowledge of blood pressure control was lower compared to the finding of a study done at Bishoftu hospital, Ethiopia. But it is higher than studies in other African countries. Both pharmacological and non-pharmacological awareness is vital for blood pressure control.


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Antihipertensivos/uso terapéutico , Presión Sanguínea/efectos de los fármacos , Conocimientos, Actitudes y Práctica en Salud , Estilo de Vida Saludable , Hospitales Universitarios , Hipertensión/terapia , Servicio Ambulatorio en Hospital , Conducta de Reducción del Riesgo , Adulto , Anciano , Estudios Transversales , Escolaridad , Etiopía , Femenino , Humanos , Hipertensión/diagnóstico , Hipertensión/fisiopatología , Hipertensión/psicología , Masculino , Persona de Mediana Edad , Ocupaciones , Factores de Riesgo , Factores Sexuales
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BMC Public Health ; 19(1): 1366, 2019 Oct 24.
Artículo en Inglés | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31651288

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BACKGROUND: Many studies have reported the impact of air pollution on cardiovascular disease (CVD), but few of these studies were conducted in severe haze-fog areas. The present study focuses on the impact of different air pollutant concentrations on daily CVD outpatient visits in a severe haze-fog city. METHODS: Data regarding daily air pollutants and outpatient visits for CVD in 2013 were collected, and the association between six pollutants and CVD outpatient visits was explored using the least squares mean (LSmeans) and logistic regression. Adjustments were made for days of the week, months, air temperature and relative humidity. RESULTS: The daily CVD outpatient visits for particulate matter (PM10 and PM2.5), sulphur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen dioxide (NO2), carbon monoxide (CO), and ozone (O3) in the 90th-quantile group were increased by 30.01, 29.42, 17.68, 14.98, 29.34%, and - 19.87%, respectively, compared to those in the <10th-quantile group. Odds ratios (ORs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) for the increase in daily CVD outpatient visits in PM10 300- and 500-µg/m3, PM2.5 100- and 300-µg/m3 and CO 3-mg/m3 groups were 2.538 (1.070-6.020), 7.781 (1.681-36.024), 3.298 (1.559-6.976), 8.72 (1.523-49.934), and 5.808 (1.016-33.217), respectively, and their corresponding attributable risk percentages (AR%) were 60.6, 87.15, 69.68, 88.53 and 82.78%, respectively. The strongest associations for PM10, PM2.5 and CO were found only in lag 0 and lag 1. The ORs for the increase in CVD outpatient visits per increase in different units of the six pollutants were also analysed. CONCLUSIONS: All five air pollutants except O3 were positively associated with the increase in daily CVD outpatient visits in lag 0. The high concentrations of PM10, PM2.5 and CO heightened not only the percentage but also the risk of increased daily CVD outpatient visits. PM10, PM2.5 and CO may be the main factors of CVD outpatient visits.


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Contaminantes Atmosféricos/efectos adversos , Contaminantes Atmosféricos/análisis , Enfermedades Cardiovasculares/terapia , Servicio Ambulatorio en Hospital/estadística & datos numéricos , Adulto , Anciano , Monóxido de Carbono/efectos adversos , Monóxido de Carbono/análisis , Enfermedades Cardiovasculares/epidemiología , China/epidemiología , Ciudades , Femenino , Humanos , Masculino , Persona de Mediana Edad , Dióxido de Nitrógeno/efectos adversos , Dióxido de Nitrógeno/análisis , Ozono/efectos adversos , Ozono/análisis , Material Particulado/efectos adversos , Material Particulado/análisis , Dióxido de Azufre/efectos adversos , Dióxido de Azufre/análisis , Adulto Joven
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West Afr J Med ; 36(3): 246-252, 2019.
Artículo en Inglés | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31622487

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Disclosure of human immuno-deficiency virus (HIV) sero-status is a difficult process that involves communication of information about a potentially stigmatizing and transmissible illness. Despite this, it is important for preventing HIV infection and mitigating its impacts. This study aimed to assess the rate and determinants of self-disclosure of HIV sero-status among people living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV) attending an Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) Clinic in North Central Nigeria with a view to promoting self- disclosure as an intervention for secondary prevention of HIV/AIDS. METHODS: It was a cross-sectional study involving 325 consenting adults aged 18 to 65 years PLHIV attending ART clinic who were recruited using systematic random sampling method. Data collected from the participants include socio-demographic data and medical history. The rate and factors affecting self-disclosure of HIV sero-status were obtained by using a structured interviewer-administered questionnaire. Data was analysed using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) version 20.0 Results: Most of the participants (66.2%) were females. 96% of the participants had disclosed their HIV sero-status. Self-disclosure of HIV sero-status had statistically significant association with age (c2 = 12.614; p = 0.027) and gender (c2 = 4.638; p = 0.031). CONCLUSION: Self-disclosure of HIV sero-status was high among the participants. Being female and within 15-44 year age group were statistically significant factors associated with disclosure of HIV sero-status. Multiple counselling sessions are needed to improve disclosure particularly in males and older PLHIV as self-disclosure of HIV sero-status is a process that requires ongoing support and encouragement.


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Grupo de Ascendencia Continental Africana/estadística & datos numéricos , Fármacos Anti-VIH/uso terapéutico , Terapia Antirretroviral Altamente Activa , Infecciones por VIH/tratamiento farmacológico , Infecciones por VIH/psicología , Seropositividad para VIH/psicología , Revelación de la Verdad , Adolescente , Adulto , Grupo de Ascendencia Continental Africana/psicología , Anciano , Estudios Transversales , Femenino , Infecciones por VIH/epidemiología , Seropositividad para VIH/diagnóstico , Humanos , Masculino , Persona de Mediana Edad , Nigeria/epidemiología , Servicio Ambulatorio en Hospital/estadística & datos numéricos , Parejas Sexuales , Centros de Atención Terciaria , Adulto Joven
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Am J Health Syst Pharm ; 76(16): 1248-1253, 2019 Aug 01.
Artículo en Inglés | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31369117

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PURPOSE: Results of a study to determine the proportion of anticoagulation clinic workload that could be performed by clinical pharmacy technicians (CPTs) and the potential impact on operational efficiency of pharmacist-managed anticoagulation clinics (ACCs) are reported. METHODS: In a quality improvement project involving 11 Veterans Affairs (VA) medical centers, investigators conducted a 3-day time study in pharmacist-managed ACCs followed by scoring of task appropriateness for CPTs via the RAND/UCLA appropriateness method by the VA Anticoagulation Subject Matter Expert (SME) Workgroup. The primary outcome was the percentage of tasks deemed appropriate for a CPT to perform. RESULTS: The Anticoagulation SME Workgroup determined that a wide variety of mainly administrative ACC tasks could be completed by a CPT. At the 11 VA ACCs, an average of 53.4% (range, 39.9-76.1%) of tasks being performed by pharmacists were deemed appropriate for CPTs. The average percentage of total clinic time associated with performing tasks appropriate for a CPT equated to an estimated 1,111 hours per year. Shifting that portion of the annual work hours to a CPT could potentially result in cost avoidance of $55,302. CONCLUSION: At the ACCs evaluated, a significant proportion of tasks (53.4% on average) may be appropriate to assign to CPTs to improve the operational efficiency of these clinics. This finding supports development of business plans for the addition of CPTs in ACCs along with elements to inform crafting of an effective template for ACC structure, including clearly defined CPT roles.


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Anticoagulantes/uso terapéutico , Trastornos de la Coagulación Sanguínea/prevención & control , Hemorragia/prevención & control , Servicio Ambulatorio en Hospital/organización & administración , Técnicos de Farmacia/organización & administración , Trastornos de la Coagulación Sanguínea/sangre , Monitoreo de Drogas/métodos , Monitoreo de Drogas/estadística & datos numéricos , Eficiencia Organizacional , Hemorragia/sangre , Hemorragia/inducido químicamente , Hospitales de Veteranos/organización & administración , Hospitales de Veteranos/estadística & datos numéricos , Humanos , Relación Normalizada Internacional , Servicio Ambulatorio en Hospital/estadística & datos numéricos , Servicio de Farmacia en Hospital/organización & administración , Servicio de Farmacia en Hospital/estadística & datos numéricos , Técnicos de Farmacia/estadística & datos numéricos , Rol Profesional , Evaluación de Programas y Proyectos de Salud , Warfarina/uso terapéutico , Carga de Trabajo/estadística & datos numéricos
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Postgrad Med ; 131(7): 445-452, 2019 Sep.
Artículo en Inglés | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31443616

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Given the complexity of neurocutaneous syndromes, a multidisciplinary approach has been advocated in order to provide optimum care. Subjects and Methods: Retrospective analysis of a cohort of 157 patients during a 3-year period, seen at a newly developed neurocutaneous clinic in a pediatric tertiary care hospital in Athens (Greece); and systematic chart review of the patients diagnosed with neurofibromatosis type 1 during this time period. Results: The most frequent neurocutaneous syndromes were neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) in 89 patients and tuberous sclerosis complex in 17. In 20.38% of patients a neurocutaneous syndrome was not confirmed. Approximately 2/3 of the NF1 patients underwent genetic analysis, and for 76.67% of them, a pathogenic mutation on the NF1 gene was revealed. Eighty-one patients manifested with generalized NF1 and eight with mosaic NF1. Dermatological manifestations included café-au-lait macules in all patients, followed by axillary and/or inguinal freckling (n = 57), external plexiform neurofibromas (n = 17), and cutaneous and subcutaneous neurofibromas (n = 11). Approximately half of patients had learning disabilities and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, followed by mental retardation (n = 9), autistic spectrum disorders (n = 4), headaches (n = 3) and seizures (n = 2). Neuroimaging showed characteristic areas of hyperintensity on T2-weighted images in 74.07% of patients and optic pathway glioma in 19.75%. Two patients developed malignant peripheral sheath nerve tumor. Conclusions: Neurocutaneous syndromes are clinically heterogeneous and the surveillance of potential clinical complications is challenging. The availability of genetic diagnosis and novel imaging methods in this group of disorders is likely to further expand their clinical spectrum. Guidelines for assessment and management will need to be modified based on new available data.


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Neurofibromatosis 1/fisiopatología , Grupo de Atención al Paciente , Esclerosis Tuberosa/fisiopatología , Adolescente , Trastorno por Déficit de Atención con Hiperactividad/complicaciones , Trastorno del Espectro Autista/complicaciones , Manchas Café con Leche/complicaciones , Niño , Preescolar , Estudios de Cohortes , Dermatólogos , Femenino , Genes de Neurofibromatosis 1 , Pruebas Genéticas , Genética Médica , Grecia , Humanos , Lactante , Discapacidad Intelectual/complicaciones , Masculino , Mosaicismo , Síndromes Neurocutáneos/genética , Síndromes Neurocutáneos/fisiopatología , Síndromes Neurocutáneos/terapia , Neurofibroma Plexiforme/complicaciones , Neurofibromatosis 1/complicaciones , Neurofibromatosis 1/genética , Neurofibromatosis 1/terapia , Neurólogos , Neuropsicología , Oncólogos , Oftalmólogos , Cirujanos Ortopédicos , Servicio Ambulatorio en Hospital , Pediatras , Radiología , Neoplasias Cutáneas/diagnóstico , Neoplasias Cutáneas/genética , Neoplasias Cutáneas/fisiopatología , Neoplasias Cutáneas/terapia , Esclerosis Tuberosa/complicaciones , Esclerosis Tuberosa/genética , Esclerosis Tuberosa/terapia
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Pediatrics ; 144(2)2019 08.
Artículo en Inglés | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31292219

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OBJECTIVES: To assess the impact of a parent educational intervention about influenza disease on child vaccine receipt. METHODS: A convenience sample of parents of children ≥6 months old with a visit at 2 New York City pediatric clinics between August 2016 and March 2017 were randomly assigned (1:1:1) to receive either usual care, an educational handout about influenza disease that was based on local data, or an educational handout about influenza disease that was based on national data. Parents received the handout in the waiting room before their visit. Primary outcomes were child influenza vaccine receipt on the day of the clinic visit and by the end of the season. A multivariable logistic regression was used to assess associations between intervention and vaccination, with adjustment for variables that were significantly different between arms. RESULTS: Parents who received an intervention (versus usual care) had greater odds of child influenza vaccine receipt by the end of the season (74.9% vs 65.4%; adjusted odds ratio 1.68; 95% confidence interval: 1.06-2.67) but not on the day of the clinic visit. Parents who received the national data handout (versus usual care) had greater odds of child influenza vaccine receipt on the day of the clinic visit (59.0% vs 52.6%; adjusted odds ratio 1.79; 95% confidence interval: 1.04-3.08) but not by the end of the season. CONCLUSIONS: Providing an educational intervention in the waiting room before a pediatric provider visit may help increase child influenza vaccine receipt.


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Vacunas contra la Influenza/uso terapéutico , Gripe Humana/prevención & control , Visita a Consultorio Médico , Folletos , Educación del Paciente como Asunto/métodos , Vacunación/métodos , Adulto , Niño , Preescolar , Femenino , Humanos , Lactante , Gripe Humana/epidemiología , Masculino , Servicio Ambulatorio en Hospital
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S Afr Med J ; 109(6): 431-436, 2019 May 31.
Artículo en Inglés | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31266563

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BACKGROUND: South Africa, ranked as the world's second most stressful country to live in, has an estimated 7 million smokers. A dedicated smoking cessation clinic established at Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, provides the only clinical service and training centre in the country. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the smokers attending the clinic, in order to better understand the requirements of smoking cessation services in resource-limited settings. METHODS: Demographic and smoking-related data were collected prospectively from all clinic attendees since its inception. Nicotine dependence, depression scores and exhaled carbon monoxide levels were formally evaluated. Consent was provided to review the data collected. RESULTS: Ninety-seven smokers were evaluated. Their mean (standard deviation) age was 50.9 (10.7) years, and 59% (57/97) were male. The median age of smoking initiation was 16 years (interquartile range (IQR) 8 - 28), with a current median daily consumption of 12 cigarettes (IQR 7 - 20). Overall, men smoked more than women, with a median of 20 cigarettes per day (IQR 10 - 20) v. 12 (IQR 5 - 20), respectively (p=0.001). The median Fagerström nicotine dependence score was 5 (IQR 3 - 7), with scores of 6 (IQR 4 - 8) for men and 5 (2 - 7) for women (p=0.06); 50% of smokers had a Fagerström score <6 (low to above-average dependence) and 22% a score ≥8 (extreme dependence). The median Patient Health Questionnnaire-9 (PHQ-9) depression score was 8 (IQR 4 - 11), and 49% of smokers had symptoms of at least minor depression (score ≥10). The clinic could not provide pharmacotherapy. The self-reported quit rate was 28% at median follow-up of 22 months (IQR 14 - 39). CONCLUSIONS: In smokers attempting to quit, moderate levels of nicotine dependence coexist with significant depression and anxiety symptoms. These data inform resource allocation and public health strategies, suggesting that in resource-limited smoking cessation services, psychological/behavioural support focusing on depressive symptoms may be a greater priority than simple pharmacotherapy.


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Ansiedad/psicología , Fumar Cigarrillos/terapia , Depresión/psicología , Cese del Hábito de Fumar/métodos , Tabaquismo/terapia , Adulto , Atención Ambulatoria , Pruebas Respiratorias , Monóxido de Carbono , Fumar Cigarrillos/psicología , Países en Desarrollo , Femenino , Humanos , Masculino , Persona de Mediana Edad , Servicio Ambulatorio en Hospital , Cuestionario de Salud del Paciente , Sudáfrica , Tabaquismo/psicología
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Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue Za Zhi ; 40(6): 686-691, 2019 Jun 10.
Artículo en Chino | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31238620

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Objective: To explore the short-term effects of ambient PM(2.5) on the outpatient visits of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in Ningbo city. Methods: Through the regional health information platform, number of daily COPD outpatients from the four general hospitals in Ningbo was gathered. Related data on meteorological and air pollution from 2014 to 2016 was also collected. Generalized additive model (GAM) of Possion regression was used to estimate the impact of PM(2.5) pollution on COPD outpatients and the lagging effects. Results: In cold (November- April) or warm seasons (May-October), an 10 µg/m(3) increase of PM(2.5) would result in the excessive number of COPD outpatients as 1.87% (95%CI: 0.98%-2.76%), 2.09% (95%CI: 1.11%-3.08%) and 2.56% (95%CI: 0.56%-4.59%), respectively. In terms of the short-term effects of PM(2.5) the strongest was seen in the days of warm season but without delay (P<0.05). The strongest effect appeared at day 4 in cold season and the effect was particularly significant seen in the over 65 year-old group or in the female population. After the introduction of PM(10), SO(2) and NO(2), the concentration of PM(2.5), did not show significant effect on the number of hospital visits due to COPD on the same day (P>0.05). The effect of COPD on the fourth day showed a slight change after the lagging, and the effect was statistically significant (P<0.05). Conclusion: The increase of PM(2.5) concentration in Ningbo was related to the increase of COPD outpatient numbers. Effective prevention measures should be taken to protect the vulnerable population and to reduce the risk of COPD.


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Contaminantes Atmosféricos/análisis , Contaminación del Aire/efectos adversos , Exposición a Riesgos Ambientales/efectos adversos , Servicio Ambulatorio en Hospital/estadística & datos numéricos , Pacientes Ambulatorios/estadística & datos numéricos , Material Particulado/efectos adversos , Enfermedad Pulmonar Obstructiva Crónica/etiología , Anciano , Contaminación del Aire/estadística & datos numéricos , Atención Ambulatoria , Exposición a Riesgos Ambientales/estadística & datos numéricos , Femenino , Humanos , Material Particulado/análisis , Enfermedad Pulmonar Obstructiva Crónica/epidemiología , Población Urbana
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Biomed Res Int ; 2019: 9463872, 2019.
Artículo en Inglés | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31179336

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Background: Optimal use of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs) is crucial to improve the treatment outcome in heart failure patients. However, little is known about the optimal use of ACEIs among heart failure patients in our setting. Therefore, our study aimed to investigate the utilization and optimal dosing of ACEIs and associated factors in heart failure patients. Method: A cross-sectional study was conducted on randomly selected patients with heart failure between February 2016 and June 2016 at ambulatory care clinic of Jimma University Medical Center, Ethiopia. Data were collected through patient interview and review of medical records. Binary logistic regression analysis was done to identify factors associated with utilization and optimal dosing of ACEIs. Results: A total of 308 patients were included in the final analysis of this study. The mean (±standard deviation) age of the patients was 52.3 ±15.5 years. Out of the total, 74.7% of the patients were receiving ACEIs. Among the patients who were receiving ACEIs, only 35.7% were taking optimal dose. New York Heart Association (NYHA) class III (Adjusted odds ratio (AOR):0.12, 95% confidence interval (CI):0.02-0.98), valvular heart disease (AOR: 0.27, 95% CI: 0.13-0.56), hypertension (AOR: 5.82, 95% CI: 2.16-15.71), and diabetes mellitus (AOR: 3.84, 95% CI: 1.07-13.86) were significantly associated with the use of ACEIs, whereas age ≥65 (AOR: 2.61, 95%CI: 1.20-5.64), previous hospitalization for heart failure (AOR: 2.08, 95%CI: 1.11-3.92), diuretic use (AOR: 5.60, 95%CI: 2.75-11.40), and dose of furosemide >40mg (AOR: 9.80, 95%CI: 3.00-31.98) were predictors of suboptimal dosing of ACEIs. Conclusion: Although majority of patients were receiving ACEIs, only about one-third were using optimal dosage. Valvular heart disease and NYHA class III were negatively associated with the use of ACEIs while previous hospitalization for heart failure, old age, diuretic use, and diuretic dose were predictors of suboptimal dosing of ACEIs. Therefore, more effort needs to be done to minimize the potentially modifiable risk factors of suboptimal use of ACEIs therapy in heart failure patients.


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Inhibidores de la Enzima Convertidora de Angiotensina/administración & dosificación , Utilización de Medicamentos , Insuficiencia Cardíaca/tratamiento farmacológico , Adulto , Anciano , Estudios Transversales , Diabetes Mellitus/tratamiento farmacológico , Etiopía , Femenino , Enfermedades de las Válvulas Cardíacas/tratamiento farmacológico , Hospitalización , Humanos , Hipertensión/tratamiento farmacológico , Masculino , Persona de Mediana Edad , Oportunidad Relativa , Servicio Ambulatorio en Hospital , Factores de Riesgo , Resultado del Tratamiento
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BMC Health Serv Res ; 19(1): 386, 2019 Jun 14.
Artículo en Inglés | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31200720

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BACKGROUND: Failure to keep medical appointments results in inefficiencies and, potentially, in poor outcomes for patients. The aim of this study is to describe non-attendance rate and to investigate predictors of non-attendance among patients receiving hospital outpatient treatment for chronic diseases. METHODS: We conducted a historic, register-based cohort study using data from a regional hospital and included patients aged 18 years or over who were registered in ongoing outpatient treatment courses for seven selected chronic diseases on July 1, 2013. A total of 5895 patients were included and information about their appointments was extracted from the period between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2015. The outcome measure was occurrence of non-attendance. The associations between non-attendance and covariates (age, gender, marital status, education level, occupational status, specific chronic disease and number of outpatient treatment courses) were investigated using multivariate logistic regression models, including mixed effect. RESULTS: During the two-year period, 35% of all patients (2057 of 5895 patients) had one or more occurrences of non-attendance and 5% of all appointments (4393 of 82,989 appointments) resulted in non-attendance. Significant predictors for non-attendance were younger age (OR 4.17 for 18 ≤ 29 years as opposed to 80+ years), male gender (OR 1.35), unmarried status (OR 1.39), low educational level (OR 1.18) and receipt of long-term welfare payments (OR 1.48). Neither specific diseases nor number of treatment courses were associated with a higher non-attendance rate. CONCLUSIONS: Patients undergoing hospital outpatient treatments for chronic diseases had a non-attendance rate of 5%. We found several predictors for non-attendance but undergoing treatment for several chronic diseases simultaneously was not a predictor. To reduce non-attendance, initiatives could target the groups at risk. TRIAL REGISTRATION: This study was approved by the Danish Data Protection Agency (Project ID 18/35695 ).


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Atención Ambulatoria/estadística & datos numéricos , Enfermedad Crónica/terapia , Pacientes no Presentados/estadística & datos numéricos , Adolescente , Adulto , Anciano , Anciano de 80 o más Años , Citas y Horarios , Estudios de Cohortes , Dinamarca , Femenino , Hospitales/estadística & datos numéricos , Humanos , Modelos Logísticos , Masculino , Persona de Mediana Edad , Servicio Ambulatorio en Hospital/estadística & datos numéricos , Pacientes Ambulatorios/estadística & datos numéricos , Factores de Riesgo
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Med. infant ; 26(2): 130-139, Junio 2019. tab, ilus
Artículo en Español | LILACS | ID: biblio-1015635

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Introducción: Los grandes avances en el diagnóstico y tratamiento de los pacientes con cardiopatías congénitas en las últimas décadas han permitido que mas del 90% lleguen a la adolescencia y edad adulta. Sin embargo, muchos de ellos requirieran seguimiento e intervenciones de por vida, por lo que necesitaran ser transferidos desde el hospital pediátrico al de adultos. Material y Métodos: Se incluyeron los pacientes mayores de 15 años que consultaron en el área ambulatoria del servicio de cardiología del Hospital Garrahan durante el periodo agosto 2017 - agosto 2018. Las variables analizadas fueron: procedencia, cardiopatía de base y variedad pronostica ,procedimientos intervencionistas factores asociados como síndrome genéticos y otras comorbilidades, cobertura social, nivel educativo, terapéutica medicamentosa, clase funcional, embarazos, prevalencia de cardiopatías en la descendencia y transición-transferencia al hospital de adultos. Resultados: Registramos 704 consultas de 309 pacientes con una edad media de 19,17 años (DS +- 4,62; (rango 15- 49,4 años). Fueron 112 mujeres y 197 varones. El 51,1 % provenían de Buenos Aires,40 % de las provincias del interior y 8,1% CABA. El 92% de los pacientes tenía cardiopatías de moderada y severa complejidad, y el 93,5% eran operadas. El 13,2 % eran síndromes genéticos. El 48.5% tenían comorbilidades, siendo los trastornos electrofisiológicos los más frecuentes en el 72,66% de los casos. El 63% tenía cobertura social pero solo el 2,6% prepagos con cobertura en centros alta complejidad. El 23.6% recibía terapia combinada con 2 o más drogas. El 48,78% ya presentaban antecedente de algún tipo de reintervención, 98,5% de estas se vincularon a las cardiopatías moderadas a complejas. Registramos 15 embarazos con 14 recién nacidos vivos, 1 con cardiopatía congénita. El proceso de transición ­ transferencia en el 55% (170 p) se había iniciado, siendo efectiva (8p), frustra (9p), compartida (49 p), y en proceso (103 p). Hubo un solo fallecimiento durante el periodo de estudio, vinculado a cardiopatía compleja, múltiples reintervenciones y endocarditis. Conclusiones: El 92% de los pacientes en nuestro estudio, tienen cardiopatías operadas de moderada y severa complejidad. Los trastornos electrofisiológicos y la necesidad de reintervenciones durante el seguimiento alejado han sido las complicaciones más frecuentes de esta población. El proceso de transición y transferencia desde el hospital pediátrico al de adultos es deficitario, principalmente por falta de cobertura y experiencia sobre todo para la atención continua de las cardiopatías moderadas y complejas (AU)


Introduction: In recent decades, important advances in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with congenital heart defects have allowed more than 90% of them to reach adolescence and adulthood. However, many patients required lifelong follow-up and interventions, and therefore the need to be transitioned from pediatric to adult care. Material and Methods: Patients older than 15 years who consulted at the outpatient clinic of the department of cardiology at Garrahan Hospital from August 2017 to August 2018 were included. The variables analyzed were place of origin, underlying heart disease, and diagnosis, interventions, associated factors, such as genetic syndromes and other comorbidities, insurance coverage, educational level, pharmacological treatment, functional class, pregnancies, prevalence of heart disease in offspring, and transition-transfer to adult hospital. Results: We recorded 704 consultations from 309 patients with an average age of 19.17 years (SD +- 4.62; range 15-49.4 years); 112 patients were female and 197 male. Overall, 51.1% came from the province of Buenos Aires, 40% from the other provinces, and 8.1% from the city of Buenos Aires. Of the patients, 92% had moderate and severe heart disease, and 93.5% had undergone surgery. Genetic syndromes were identified in 13.2%. Overall, 48.5% had comorbidities, of which electrophysiological disorders were the most common in 72.66% of cases. 63% had social insurance coverage but only 2.6% had a prepaid insurance with coverage in tertiary-level centers. Overall, 23.6% received combination therapy with 2 or more drugs. 48.78% had undergone some type of previous reintervention, 98.5% of whom had moderate-to-severe heart disease. We recorded 15 pregnancies with 14 live neonates, one of whom had congenital heart defects. The transition - transfer had been initiated in 55% (170 p) and was effective (8p), frustrated (9p), shared (49 p), or in progress (103 p). There was only one death during the study period, related to severe heart disease, multiple reinterventions, and endocarditis. Conclusions: 92% of patients in our study have moderate or severe operated heart disease. Electrophysiological disorders and the need for reintervention during the long-term follow-up were the most common complications of this population. The process of transition and transfer from pediatric to adult care is deficient, mainly due to lack of insurance coverage and experience especially for the ongoing care of moderate-to-severe heart disease


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Humanos , Adolescente , Servicio Ambulatorio en Hospital/estadística & datos numéricos , Planificación de Atención al Paciente , Transferencia de Pacientes/organización & administración , Continuidad de la Atención al Paciente/organización & administración , Transición a la Atención de Adultos/organización & administración , Cardiopatías Congénitas/terapia , Estudios Retrospectivos , Estudio Observacional
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WMJ ; 118(1): 35-38, 2019 Apr.
Artículo en Inglés | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31083832

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OBJECTIVE: Determine if there is a difference in medical knowledge between pediatric residents attending continuity clinic at a community-based center versus those attending an academic center, as measured by the American Board of Pediatrics In-Training Exam (in-training exam) and the American Board of Pediatrics Certification Exam (certification exam). METHODS: A retrospective evaluation of in-training and certification exam scores of pediatric residents enrolled at the Medical College of Wisconsin and Children's Hospital of Wisconsin was performed. Test scores of the group of residents participating in a community-based continuity clinic were compared to those residents attending an academic center continuity clinic. RESULTS: There were no statistically significant differences in mean test scores for each of the 3 years of residency training on the in-training exam or board certifying exam after graduation. In-training exam scores significantly predicted certification exam scores, and there were significant increases in the in-training exam scores throughout residency, irrespective of clinic location. CONCLUSION: This study shows no difference between residents participating in a communitybased continuity clinic and those participating in an academic center continuity clinic in objective outcomes as measured by scores on the American Board of Pediatrics In-Training Exam and the American Board of Pediatrics Certifying Exam.


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Evaluación Educacional , Internado y Residencia , Pediatría/educación , Certificación , Educación de Postgrado en Medicina , Femenino , Humanos , Masculino , Servicio Ambulatorio en Hospital , Estudios Retrospectivos , Consejos de Especialidades , Estados Unidos , Wisconsin
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J Surg Res ; 242: 193-199, 2019 10.
Artículo en Inglés | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31085367

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BACKGROUND: We sought to understand the challenges in accessing pediatric surgical care in the context of the "three delays" model at the Pediatric Surgery Outpatient Clinic (PSOPC) at a tertiary hospital in Kampala, Uganda. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An outpatient database was established at the weekly PSOPC. A survey regarding prior healthcare visits and barriers to care was additionally administered to clinic patients and inpatients. RESULTS: Patients first sought healthcare a median of 56 d before the current visit to the PSOPC. A majority (52%) of patients first sought care at another health facility, and 17% of those surveyed had presented to the PSOPC three or more times for their current medical issue. Of 240 patients with a new issue or due for their next surgery, 10% were admitted to the ward, with only 54% receiving definitive care. Included in the most commonly needed surgeries for PSOPC patients were herniotomy (16% inguinal; 14.9% umbilical), orchiopexy (6.3%), posterior sagittal anorectoplasty (6.3%), and colostomy closure (4.4%), with the range of patient ages at the time of presentation reflecting delays in care. Patient expenditures associated with travel to the hospital showed inpatients coming from significantly further away, with higher costs of travel and need to borrow or sell assets to cover travel costs, when compared with PSOPC patients. CONCLUSIONS: Patients face significant delays in accessing and receiving definitive surgical care. Associated burdens associated with these delays place patients at risk for catastrophic health expenditures. Infrastructure and capacity development are necessary for improvement in pediatric surgical care.


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Gastos en Salud/estadística & datos numéricos , Accesibilidad a los Servicios de Salud/organización & administración , Necesidades y Demandas de Servicios de Salud , Servicio Ambulatorio en Hospital/organización & administración , Procedimientos Quirúrgicos Operativos/estadística & datos numéricos , Tiempo de Tratamiento/organización & administración , Adolescente , Niño , Preescolar , Femenino , Accesibilidad a los Servicios de Salud/economía , Accesibilidad a los Servicios de Salud/estadística & datos numéricos , Hospitales Pediátricos/economía , Hospitales Pediátricos/organización & administración , Hospitales Pediátricos/estadística & datos numéricos , Humanos , Lactante , Recién Nacido , Masculino , Servicio Ambulatorio en Hospital/economía , Servicio Ambulatorio en Hospital/estadística & datos numéricos , Aceptación de la Atención de Salud/estadística & datos numéricos , Estudios Prospectivos , Factores Socioeconómicos , Procedimientos Quirúrgicos Operativos/economía , Centros de Atención Terciaria/economía , Centros de Atención Terciaria/organización & administración , Centros de Atención Terciaria/estadística & datos numéricos , Tiempo de Tratamiento/economía , Tiempo de Tratamiento/estadística & datos numéricos , Uganda
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World Neurosurg ; 128: e938-e943, 2019 Aug.
Artículo en Inglés | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31096025

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OBJECTIVE: The economic pressures widely discussed in health care have a large impact on spine practices. This current study is the first to look at characteristics associated with revenues from an outpatient spine clinic. METHODS: All clinic visits to spine providers were identified at a single academic institution spanning the dates June 1, 2014, to June 1, 2018. All payment information was calculated using Medicare reimbursement values for Current Procedural Terminology codes. Relevant clinical, surgical, and cost structure data was collected for each patient. RESULTS: On average, providers had 21.9 average appointments over the course of 7.6 hours per clinic day. The average ratio of new to follow-up patients was 39.3%, with an average new patient to surgery conversion rate of 15.0%. The adjusted average total procedural revenue per new patient, controlled for scheduled appointment length and actual appointment length, was $686.02. The adjusted average procedural revenue per surgery was $3444.64 and average procedural revenue per hour in spine clinic was $552.40. With a 1% and 5% increase in new patient visits, total procedural revenue increases 2.7% and 13.5%, respectively. With a 1% and 5% increase in conversion rate, total procedural revenue increases 6.7% and 33.3%, respectively. With a decrease in new patient appointment length from 30 minutes to 25 minutes, the opportunity for 1.7 new patient appointments per day was created resulting in a net increase in procedural revenue per clinic day of $837.57. CONCLUSIONS: Incremental changes in practice structure can significantly affect procedural revenue. Significant heterogeneity also exists among spine providers.


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Centros Médicos Académicos/economía , Servicio Ambulatorio en Hospital/economía , Columna Vertebral/cirugía , Centros Médicos Académicos/organización & administración , Citas y Horarios , Costos y Análisis de Costo , Humanos , Reembolso de Seguro de Salud , Medicare , Servicio Ambulatorio en Hospital/organización & administración , Pacientes Ambulatorios , Estados Unidos
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Rev. enferm. UFPE on line ; 13(5): 1520-1526, maio 2019.
Artículo en Portugués | BDENF - Enfermería | ID: biblio-1024782

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Objetivo: relatar a experiência de vivenciar e manejar a constipação intestinal funcional de uma criança em idade pré-escolar. Método: trata-se de estudo descritivo, tipo relato de experiência, tendo o apoio do serviço ambulatorial de Prática Avançada de Enfermagem em Uropediatria de um hospital de ensino. Resultados: possibilitou-se, por meio do acompanhamento especializado que o ambulatório proporcionou à pré-escolar, modificar os hábitos alimentares no cotidiano da criança tanto no contexto de vida familiar, quanto escolar, melhorando significativamente o quadro de constipação intestinal apresentado pela criança. Conclusão: gerou-se, por meio dessa experiência de ser mãe e acadêmica de Enfermagem ao utilizar um serviço de Enfermagem especializado, um novo olhar com relação aos cuidados de Enfermagem no atendimento às necessidades de saúde das crianças e de suas famílias. Sente-se, após essa experiência vivida, a responsabilidade como mãe e profissional de saúde de ser multiplicadora do conhecimento sobre constipação intestinal na infância.(AU)


Objective: to report the experience of experiencing and managing the functional intestinal constipation of a pre-school child. Method: it is a descriptive study, of related experience type, having the support of the outpatient service of Advanced Practice of Nursing in Uropediatrics of a teaching hospital. Results: it was possible, through the specialized monitoring provided by the outpatient clinic to the preschooler, to modify the dietary habits in the children's daily routine, both in the family and school life, significantly improving the intestinal constipation presented by the child. Conclusion: through this experience of being a mother and a nursing student, using a specialized Nursing service, a new look regarding Nursing care in attending to the health needs of children and their families was generated. It is felt, after this lived experience, the responsibility as a mother and health professional to be a multiplier of knowledge about intestinal constipation in childhood.(AU)


Objetivo: relatar la experiencia de vivir y manejar el estreñimiento intestinal funcional de un niño en edad preescolar. Método: se trata de estudio descriptivo, tipo relato de experiencia, teniendo el apoyo del servicio ambulatorio de Práctica Avanzada de Enfermería en Uropediatría de un hospital de enseñanza. Resultados: se posibilitó, por medio del acompañamiento especializado que el ambulatorio proporcionó a la preescolar, modificar los hábitos alimenticios en el cotidiano del niño tanto en el contexto de la vida familiar, como en la vida escolar, mejorando significativamente el cuadro de constipación intestinal presentado por el niño. Conclusión: se generó, a través de esa experiencia de ser madre y académica de Enfermería al utilizar un servicio de Enfermería especializado, una nueva mirada con relación a los cuidados de Enfermería en la atención a las necesidades de salud de los niños y de sus familias. Se siente, después de esa experiencia vivida, la responsabilidad como madre y profesional de salud de ser multiplicadora del conocimiento sobre constipación intestinal en la infancia.(AU)


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Humanos , Femenino , Preescolar , Servicio Ambulatorio en Hospital , Estudiantes de Enfermería , Cuidado del Niño , Preescolar , Estreñimiento , Enfermería de Práctica Avanzada , Madres , Atención de Enfermería , Epidemiología Descriptiva
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Psychiatry Res ; 276: 94-99, 2019 06.
Artículo en Inglés | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31030006

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The aim of this study was to evaluate the extent of internalised stigma and possible predictors in adults with a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). We measured internalised stigma in a sample of 149 adults with ASD and an IQ ≥70 (79.2% male, mean age 31.8 years), using the Brief Version of the Internalized Stigma of Mental Illness Scale (ISMI-10). The mean ISMI-10 score was 1.93 (SD=0.57), with 15.4% of participants reporting moderate or severe internalised stigma. Moderate or severe stigma was more frequent in persons aged ≥35 years (OR: 4.36), and in individuals with low educational level (OR: 6.00). IQ, sex and ASD diagnostic subtype (ICD-10) did not influence stigma severity. Compared to other mental disorders, the level of internalised stigma in adults with ASD without intellectual disability appears to be lower.


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Trastorno del Espectro Autista/epidemiología , Trastorno del Espectro Autista/psicología , Mecanismos de Defensa , Estigma Social , Adolescente , Adulto , Anciano , Trastorno del Espectro Autista/diagnóstico , Femenino , Alemania/epidemiología , Humanos , Discapacidad Intelectual/diagnóstico , Discapacidad Intelectual/epidemiología , Discapacidad Intelectual/psicología , Masculino , Persona de Mediana Edad , Servicio Ambulatorio en Hospital/tendencias , Reproducibilidad de los Resultados , Encuestas y Cuestionarios , Adulto Joven
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Burns ; 45(4): 805-817, 2019 06.
Artículo en Inglés | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31031020

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OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to establish patterns in types of burns referred to the Outpatient Clinic (OP) at Vancouver General Hospital (VGH). METHODS: A 2-year retrospective chart review was conducted of patients presenting to the OP Clinic from June 1, 2016 - June 1, 2018. Data collected included: patient demographics, depth of burn, Total Body Surface Area (TBSA), anatomical location of burn, geographical location of referral, and operative versus non-operative management. RESULTS: The OP Clinic served 470 patients for burn injuries with a total of 1852 visits. Of these, 20% were follow-up visits post-admission, and 73.6% were primary referrals from the emergency department (ED) or elsewhere. The vast majority (69.6%) of burns were less than 5% TBSA. Half involved the hands (50.9%), and half were superficial dermal in depth (45.1%). A third of patients attended only one appointment with the OP Clinic before discharge and 15% did not receive any treatment. CONCLUSIONS: The results of our study demonstrate gaps in current provincial referral guidelines leading to a significant number of "unnecessary referrals." Further research could correlate the results to current provincial referral guidelines to estimate their current efficacy in practical use.


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Traumatismos del Brazo/terapia , Quemaduras/terapia , Traumatismos de la Mano/terapia , Traumatismos de la Pierna/terapia , Servicio Ambulatorio en Hospital , Derivación y Consulta/normas , Adolescente , Adulto , Cuidados Posteriores/estadística & datos numéricos , Anciano , Atención Ambulatoria/estadística & datos numéricos , Traumatismos del Brazo/patología , Superficie Corporal , Colombia Británica , Unidades de Quemados , Quemaduras/patología , Servicio de Urgencia en Hospital , Femenino , Médicos Generales , Traumatismos de la Mano/patología , Hospitalización , Humanos , Traumatismos de la Pierna/patología , Masculino , Persona de Mediana Edad , Guías de Práctica Clínica como Asunto , Estudios Retrospectivos , Índices de Gravedad del Trauma , Adulto Joven
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