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Bone Joint J ; 101-B(10): 1192-1198, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31564144

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AIMS: Radiostereometric analysis (RSA) studies of vitamin E-doped, highly crosslinked polyethylene (VEPE) liners show low head penetration rates in cementless acetabular components. There is, however, currently no data on cemented VEPE acetabular components in total hip arthroplasty (THA). The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety of a new cemented VEPE component, compared with a conventional polyethylene (PE) component regarding migration, head penetration, and clinical results. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We enrolled 42 patients (21 male, 21 female) with osteoarthritis and a mean age of 67 years (sd 5), in a double-blinded, noninferiority, randomized controlled trial. The subjects were randomized in a 1:1 ratio to receive a reverse hybrid THA with a cemented component of either argon-gas gamma-sterilized PE component (controls) or VEPE, with identical geometry. The primary endpoint was proximal implant migration of the component at two years postoperatively measured with RSA. Secondary endpoints included total migration of the component, penetration of the femoral head into the component, and patient-reported outcome measurements. RESULTS: In total, 19 control implants and 18 implants in the VEPE group were analyzed for the primary endpoint. We found a continuous proximal migration of the component in the VEPE group that was significantly higher with a difference at two years of a mean 0.21 mm (95% confidence interval (CI) 0.05 to 0.37; p = 0.013). The total migration was also significantly higher in the VEPE group, but femoral head penetration was lower. We found no difference in clinical outcomes between the groups. CONCLUSION: At two years, this cemented VEPE component, although having a low head penetration and excellent clinical results, failed to meet noninferiority compared with the conventional implant by a proximal migration above the proposed safety threshold of RSA. The early proximal migration pattern of the VEPE component is a reason for continued monitoring, although a specific threshold for proximal migration and risk for later failure cannot be defined and needs further study. Cite this article: Bone Joint J 2019;101-B:1192-1198.


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Artroplastia de Quadril/efeitos adversos , Migração de Corpo Estranho/diagnóstico por imagem , Osteoartrite do Quadril/cirurgia , Polietilenos/química , Desenho de Prótese , Falha de Prótese/tendências , Fatores Etários , Idoso , Artroplastia de Quadril/métodos , Método Duplo-Cego , Feminino , Migração de Corpo Estranho/epidemiologia , Prótese de Quadril , Humanos , Incidência , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Osteoartrite do Quadril/diagnóstico por imagem , Prognóstico , Análise Radioestereométrica , Medição de Risco , Índice de Gravidade de Doença , Fatores Sexuais , Estatísticas não Paramétricas , Suécia , Vitamina E/farmacologia
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BMJ ; 366: l5214, 2019 Sep 25.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31554611

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OBJECTIVE: To compare the risk and severity of prostate cancer between men achieving fatherhood by assisted reproduction and men conceiving naturally. DESIGN: National register based cohort study. SETTING: Sweden from January 1994 to December 2014. PARTICIPANTS: 1 181 490 children born alive in Sweden during 1994-2014 to the same number of fathers. Fathers were grouped according to fertility status by mode of conception: 20 618 by in vitro fertilisation (IVF), 14 882 by intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), and 1 145 990 by natural conception. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Prostate cancer diagnosis, age of onset, and androgen deprivation therapy (serving as proxy for advanced or metastatic malignancy). RESULTS: Among men achieving fatherhood by IVF, by ICSI, and by non-assisted means, 77 (0.37%), 63 (0.42%), and 3244 (0.28%), respectively, were diagnosed as having prostate cancer. Mean age at onset was 55.9, 55.1, and 57.1 years, respectively. Men who became fathers through assisted reproduction had a statistically significantly increased risk of prostate cancer compared with men who conceived naturally (hazard ratio 1.64, 95% confidence interval 1.25 to 2.15, for ICSI; 1.33, 1.06 to 1.66, for IVF). They also had an increased risk of early onset disease (that is, diagnosis before age 55 years) (hazard ratio 1.86, 1.25 to 2.77, for ICSI; 1.51, 1.09 to 2.08, for IVF). Fathers who conceived through ICSI and developed prostate cancer received androgen deprivation therapy to at least the same extent as the reference group (odds ratio 1.91; P=0.07). CONCLUSIONS: Men who achieved fatherhood through assisted reproduction techniques, particularly through ICSI, are at increased risk for early onset prostate cancer and thus constitute a risk group in which testing and careful long term follow-up for prostate cancer may be beneficial.


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Antagonistas de Androgênios/uso terapêutico , Fertilização In Vitro/estatística & dados numéricos , Infertilidade Masculina/epidemiologia , Neoplasias da Próstata/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias da Próstata/epidemiologia , Adulto , Idade de Início , Estudos de Coortes , Fertilização , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Sistema de Registros , Fatores de Risco , Injeções de Esperma Intracitoplásmicas/estatística & dados numéricos , Análise de Sobrevida , Suécia/epidemiologia
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Am J Occup Ther ; 73(5): 7305205020p1-7305205020p10, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31484026

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IMPORTANCE: There is a need for evidence-based occupational therapy interventions to enhance time management in people with time management difficulties. OBJECTIVE: To pilot test the first part of the Let's Get Organized (LGO) occupational therapy intervention in a Swedish context by exploring enhancements of time management skills, aspects of executive functioning, and satisfaction with daily occupations in people with time management difficulties because of neurodevelopmental or mental disorders. DESIGN: One-group pretest-posttest design with 3-mo follow-up. SETTING: Outpatient psychiatric and habilitation settings. PARTICIPANTS: Fifty-five people with confirmed or suspected mental or neurodevelopmental disorder and self-reported difficulties with time management in daily life. INTERVENTION: Swedish version of Let's Get Organized (LGO-S) Part 1, with structured training in the use of cognitive assistive techniques and strategies using trial-and-error learning strategies in 10 weekly group sessions of 1.5 hr. OUTCOMES AND MEASURES: Time management, organization and planning, and emotional regulation were measured with the Swedish version of the Assessment of Time Management Skills (ATMS-S). Executive functioning was measured with the Swedish version of the Weekly Calendar Planning Activity, and satisfaction with daily occupations was assessed with the Satisfaction With Daily Occupations measure. RESULTS: Participants displayed significantly improved time management, organization and planning skills, and emotional regulation, as well as satisfaction with daily occupations. Aspects of executive functioning were partly improved. ATMS-S results were sustained at 3-mo follow-up. CONCLUSION AND RELEVANCE: LGO-S Part 1 is a promising intervention for improving time management skills and satisfaction with daily occupations and should be investigated further. WHAT THIS ARTICLE ADDS: This study shows that LGO-S Part 1 is feasible for use in psychiatric and habilitation outpatient services. The results are promising for improved time management skills, organization and planning skills, and satisfaction with daily occupations and need to be confirmed in further studies.


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Terapia Ocupacional , Gerenciamento do Tempo , Função Executiva , Humanos , Terapia Ocupacional/métodos , Projetos Piloto , Suécia , Gerenciamento do Tempo/métodos
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Stud Health Technol Inform ; 265: 42-47, 2019 Aug 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31431575

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The responsibilities for delivery of care in Sweden is divided between the regions and the municipalities. The regions run the hospitals and the primary care centres (PCCs) whereas the municipalities are responsible for homecare nursing and nursing homes. The homecare nurses and the doctors they need to seek advice from, thus belong to different organizations/contexts. As more patients with multi- and long-term illnesses are taken care of in their homes the workload of the homecare nurses has increased. A new healthcare agreement has thus been signed between a region in South Sweden and its municipalities. The healthcare agreement states that doctors from the PCCs are to form mobile teams together with the homecare nurses. This paper reports from a pre-study investigating how the agreement, in terms of translation sociology, is interpreted in four of the municipalities. The aim of the research project as a whole is to develop digital support systems for the mobile teams.


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Serviços de Assistência Domiciliar , Casas de Saúde , Assistência à Saúde , Humanos , Atenção Primária à Saúde , Suécia
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Stud Health Technol Inform ; 265: 54-59, 2019 Aug 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31431577

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With an ageing population and limited resources in healthcare, many high-income countries such as Sweden see an increase in homecare and mobile work for healthcare professionals. In this case study, we explore how mHealth services can support the everyday work for healthcare professionals when delivering home care in rural areas in Sweden. The studied mHealth application had failed to be adopted among district nurses, despite a great expressed need for mobile tools. The results indicate that the mHealth solution did not live up the healthcare professionals' expectations in terms of providing the same functions as the regular electronic health record systems, and with poor integration into the existing eco-system of eHealth applications. In conclusion, in order for a mHealth application to be successfully implemented in a context where many digital services are already in use, it is not enough to support important activities in the current workflow. The mHealth application will need to be carefully integrated into the existing eco-system of healthcare applications to increase the chances of adoption.


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Serviços de Assistência Domiciliar , Telemedicina , Assistência à Saúde , Humanos , Suécia , Fluxo de Trabalho
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Stud Health Technol Inform ; 264: 1366-1370, 2019 Aug 21.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31438149

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Networking is a key competence, especially for young researchers in the field of medical informatics. Therefore, it is encouraged in organizations like AMIA. Since, in Europe no such networking possibility is known, concepts and ideas for the implementation shall be established and assessed with regard to their appropriateness. Demands, suggestions and attitudes of the community were collected in an online survey. Based on this, a workshop with international participants was conducted at Medical Informatics Europe 2018 in Gothenburg, Sweden. Following topics were addressed: i) communication channels, ii) activities to be carried out, iii) organizational structures and iv) acquisition of participants. The results show the relevance of such a networking platform. Furthermore, numerous requirements and realization possibilities, but also challenges were identified and assessed during the workshop. Altogether, essential ideas for the implementation of an European Young Researcher Network (EYouRNet) were collected, which can serve as a basis for the realization.


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Informática Médica , Pesquisadores , Europa (Continente) , Humanos , Rede Social , Inquéritos e Questionários , Suécia
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Stud Health Technol Inform ; 264: 1781-1782, 2019 Aug 21.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31438341

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Differences in structure and semantics of data captured using screen forms in different Electronic Health Record (EHR) products and configurations is the root cause of many interoperability problems. We present a workaround enabling reuse of openEHR archetype and template semantics to configure forms in four surveyed, insufficiently standardized, EHR-products used in Sweden (Cerner Melior, Cerner Millenium, Cambio Cosmic and CGM TakeCare). Data from EHRs was then exported and queried using standardized query mechanisms.


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Registros Eletrônicos de Saúde , Semântica , Sistemas de Computação , Assistência à Saúde , Registro Médico Coordenado , Suécia
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BMJ ; 366: l4894, 2019 08 28.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31462492

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OBJECTIVE: To evaluate if the lowest target level for glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c) of <6.5% is associated with lower risk for retinopathy and nephropathy than less tight control in children and adults with type 1 diabetes. DESIGN: Population based cohort study. SETTING: Swedish National Diabetes Registry, 1 January 1998 to 31 December 2017. PARTICIPANTS: 10 398 children and adults with type 1 diabetes followed from diagnosis, or close thereafter, until end of 2017. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Relative risk (odds ratios) for retinopathy and nephropathy for different mean levels of HbA1c. RESULTS: Mean age of participants was 14.7 years (43.4% female), mean duration of diabetes was 1.3 years, and mean HbA1c level was 8.0% (63.4 mmol/mol). After adjustment for age, sex, duration of diabetes, blood pressure, blood lipid levels, body mass index, and smoking, the odds ratio for mean HbA1c <6.5% (<48 mmol/mol) compared with 6.5-6.9% (48-52 mmol/mol) for any retinopathy (simplex or worse) was 0.77 (95% confidence interval 0.56 to 1.05, P=0.10), for preproliferative diabetic retinopathy or worse was 3.29 (0.99 to 10.96, P=0.05), for proliferative diabetic retinopathy was 2.48 (0.71 to 8.62, P=0.15), for microalbuminuria or worse was 0.98 (0.60 to 1.61, P=0.95), and for macroalbuminuria was 2.47 (0.69 to 8.87, P=0.17). Compared with HbA1c levels 6.5-6.9%, HbA1c levels 7.0-7.4% (53-57 mmol/mol) were associated with an increased risk of any retinopathy (1.31, 1.05 to 1.64, P=0.02) and microalbuminuria (1.55, 1.03 to 2.32, P=0.03). The risk for proliferative retinopathy (5.98, 2.10 to 17.06, P<0.001) and macroalbuminuria (3.43, 1.14 to 10.26, P=0.03) increased at HbA1c levels >8.6% (>70 mmol/mol). The risk for severe hypoglycaemia was increased at mean HbA1c <6.5% compared with 6.5-6.9% (relative risk 1.34, 95% confidence interval 1.09 to 1.64, P=0.005). CONCLUSIONS: Risk of retinopathy and nephropathy did not differ at HbA1c levels <6.5% but increased for severe hypoglycaemia compared with HbA1c levels 6.5-6.9%. The risk for severe complications mainly occurred at HbA1c levels >8.6%, but for milder complications was increased at HbA1c levels >7.0%.


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Diabetes Mellitus Tipo 1/complicações , Nefropatias Diabéticas/epidemiologia , Retinopatia Diabética/epidemiologia , Hemoglobina A Glicada/análise , Hipoglicemia/complicações , Adolescente , Adulto , Glicemia/análise , Glicemia/efeitos dos fármacos , Criança , Diabetes Mellitus Tipo 1/sangue , Diabetes Mellitus Tipo 1/tratamento farmacológico , Nefropatias Diabéticas/sangue , Nefropatias Diabéticas/etiologia , Retinopatia Diabética/sangue , Retinopatia Diabética/etiologia , Feminino , Seguimentos , Humanos , Hipoglicemia/induzido quimicamente , Hipoglicemiantes/administração & dosagem , Hipoglicemiantes/efeitos adversos , Masculino , Sistema de Registros/estatística & dados numéricos , Estudos Retrospectivos , Fatores de Risco , Suécia/epidemiologia , Adulto Jovem
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BMJ ; 366: l4772, 2019 08 29.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31467044

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OBJECTIVE: To investigate the cardiovascular effectiveness of sodium glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors in routine clinical practice. DESIGN: Cohort study using data from nationwide registers and an active-comparator new-user design. SETTING: Denmark, Norway, and Sweden, from April 2013 to December 2016. PARTICIPANTS: 20 983 new users of SGLT2 inhibitors and 20 983 new users of dipeptidyl peptidase 4 (DPP4) inhibitors, aged 35-84, matched by age, sex, history of major cardiovascular disease, and propensity score. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Primary outcomes were major cardiovascular events (composite of myocardial infarction, stroke, and cardiovascular death) and heart failure (hospital admission for heart failure or death due to heart failure). Secondary outcomes were the individual components of the cardiovascular composite and any cause death. In the primary analyses, patients were defined as exposed from treatment start throughout follow-up (analogous to intention to treat); additional analyses were conducted with an as-treated exposure definition. Cox regression was used to estimate hazard ratios. RESULTS: Mean age of the study cohort was 61 years, 60% were men, and 19% had a history of major cardiovascular disease. Of the total 27 416 person years of follow-up in the SGLT2 inhibitor group, 22 627 (83%) was among patients who initiated dapagliflozin, 4521 (16%) among those who initiated empagliflozin, and 268 (1%) among those who initiated canagliflozin. During follow-up, 467 SGLT2 inhibitor users (incidence rate 17.0 events per 1000 person years) and 662 DPP4 inhibitor users (18.0) had a major cardiovascular event, whereas 130 (4.7) and 265 (7.1) had a heart failure event, respectively. Hazard ratios were 0.94 (95% confidence interval 0.84 to 1.06) for major cardiovascular events and 0.66 (0.53 to 0.81) for heart failure. Hazard ratios were consistent among subgroups of patients with and without history of major cardiovascular disease and with and without history of heart failure. Hazard ratios for secondary outcomes, comparing SGLT2 inhibitors with DPP4 inhibitors, were 0.99 (0.85 to 1.17) for myocardial infarction, 0.94 (0.77 to 1.15) for stroke, 0.84 (0.65 to 1.08) for cardiovascular death, and 0.80 (0.69 to 0.92) for any cause death. In the as-treated analyses, hazard ratios were 0.84 (0.72 to 0.98) for major cardiovascular events, 0.55 (0.42 to 0.73) for heart failure, 0.93 (0.76 to 1.14) for myocardial infarction, 0.83 (0.64 to 1.07) for stroke, 0.67 (0.49 to 0.93) for cardiovascular death, and 0.75 (0.61 to 0.91) for any cause death. CONCLUSIONS: In this large Scandinavian cohort, SGLT2 inhibitor use compared with DPP4 inhibitor use was associated with reduced risk of heart failure and any cause death, but not with major cardiovascular events in the primary intention-to-treat analysis. In the additional as-treated analyses, the magnitude of the association with heart failure and any cause death became larger, and a reduced risk of major cardiovascular events that was largely driven by the cardiovascular death component was observed. These data help inform patients, practitioners, and authorities regarding the cardiovascular effectiveness of SGLT2 inhibitors in routine clinical practice.


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Inibidores da Dipeptidil Peptidase IV/efeitos adversos , Insuficiência Cardíaca/epidemiologia , Infarto do Miocárdio/epidemiologia , Inibidores do Transportador 2 de Sódio-Glicose/efeitos adversos , Acidente Vascular Cerebral/epidemiologia , Idoso , Dinamarca/epidemiologia , Diabetes Mellitus Tipo 2/tratamento farmacológico , Feminino , Seguimentos , Insuficiência Cardíaca/induzido quimicamente , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Infarto do Miocárdio/induzido quimicamente , Noruega/epidemiologia , Sistema de Registros/estatística & dados numéricos , Acidente Vascular Cerebral/induzido quimicamente , Suécia/epidemiologia
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Orthop Clin North Am ; 50(4): 539-548, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31466669

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End-stage ankle arthritis has a significant effect on function and quality of life. Total ankle arthroplasty continues to emerge as a safe and effective treatment of ankle arthritis. Ankle arthroplasty preserves motion at the ankle joint, while still achieving the primary goal of pain relief. With encouraging outcomes and improved implant longevity, there has been significant improvement on the results of first-generation implants. Further high-quality studies are required to clarify outcomes post ankle arthroplasty. This article reviews the latest data from national registries and the wider literature to evaluate the current status with outcomes of modern total ankle replacements.


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Artrite/epidemiologia , Artrite/cirurgia , Artroplastia de Substituição do Tornozelo/métodos , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Artroplastia de Substituição do Tornozelo/instrumentação , Austrália/epidemiologia , Humanos , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Nova Zelândia/epidemiologia , Noruega/epidemiologia , Medidas de Resultados Relatados pelo Paciente , Desenho de Prótese , Falha de Prótese , Sistema de Registros , Suécia/epidemiologia , Resultado do Tratamento , Reino Unido/epidemiologia , Adulto Jovem
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Stud Health Technol Inform ; 264: 954-958, 2019 Aug 21.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31438065

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Conducting evaluation and monitoring of national eHealth implementation aligned with national eHealth strategies should be prioritized concerning the insufficient scientific evidence and the current challenges in measuring eHealth effects and impacts where most approaches aim to measure at the micro level. This study aimed to build an evaluation and monitoring framework for national eHealth, using the Swedish national eHealth strategy as example, and to develop the process in doing so. Combining both top-down and bottom-up approaches, the WHO-ITU national eHealth strategy toolkit, as a systematic guidance, and two Swedish reports were used for development of the framework. Experts' opinions on the framework were collected and converged by the Delphi technique. The final draft suggested a framework containing 19 eHealth outcomes, 13 eHealth outputs, and 107 eHealth outcome and output indicators for 4 prioritized stakeholders, which can support comprehensive measurements to follow up the current advancement of eHealth in Sweden.


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Telemedicina , Assistência à Saúde , Técnica Delfos , Suécia
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Stud Health Technol Inform ; 264: 1980-1981, 2019 Aug 21.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31438438

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Vital Sign Data Quality is essential for successful implementation of clinical decision support systems in emergency care. Studies have shown that data quality is inadequate and needs improvement. This study shows that data quality is dependent on both technical and human factors and provides a conceptual model of data quality governance and improvement in the emergency department.


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Confiabilidade dos Dados , Sinais Vitais , Serviço Hospitalar de Emergência , Teoria Fundamentada , Humanos , Suécia
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Stud Health Technol Inform ; 264: 1126-1130, 2019 Aug 21.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31438100

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"Journalen" is a patient accessible electronic health record (PAEHR) and the national eHealth service for Sweden's citizens to gain access to their EHR. The Swedish national eHealth organization Inera, responsible for Journalen, created an inbox to receive voluntary user feedback about Journalen in order to improve the service from the user perspective. Based on voluntary user feedback via email. This study explored patients' experiences of using the national eHealth service and identified pros and cons. A mixed method content analysis was performed. In total, 1084 emails from 2016-2017 have been analyzed. 9 categories were identified, the most frequent ones related to questions about why some information was not accessible (due to regional differencies), feedback (including only positive or negative comments as well as constructive improvement suggestions), and emails about errors that user found in their record. These data can be successfully used to continuously improve an already implemented eHealth service.


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Registros de Saúde Pessoal , Telemedicina , Registros Eletrônicos de Saúde , Retroalimentação , Humanos , Suécia
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Implement Sci ; 14(1): 70, 2019 07 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31286964

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BACKGROUND: Many interventions used in health care lack evidence of effectiveness and may be unnecessary or even cause harm, and should therefore be de-implemented. Lists of such ineffective, low-value practices are common, but these lists have little chance of leading to improvements without sufficient knowledge regarding how de-implementation can be governed and carried out. However, decisions regarding de-implementation are not only a matter of scientific evidence; the puzzle is far more complex with political, economic, and relational interests play a role. This project aims at exploring the governance of de-implementation of low-value practices from the perspectives of national and regional governments and senior management at provider organizations. METHODS: Theories of complexity science and organizational alignment are used, and interviews are conducted with stakeholders involved in the governance of low-value practice de-implementation, including national and regional governments (focusing on two contrasting regions in Sweden) and senior management at provider organizations. In addition, an ongoing process for governing de-implementation in accordance with current recommendations is followed over an 18-month period to explore how governance is conducted in practice. A framework for the governance of de-implementation and policy suggestions will be developed to guide de-implementation governance. DISCUSSION: This study contributes to knowledge about the governance of de-implementation of low-value care practices. The study provides rich empirical data from multiple system levels regarding how de-implementation of low-value practices is currently governed. The study also makes a theoretical contribution by applying the theories of complexity and organizational alignment, which may provide generalizable knowledge about the interplay between stakeholders across system levels and how and why certain factors influence the governance of de-implementation. The project employs a solution-oriented perspective by developing a framework for de-implementation of low-value practices and suggesting practical strategies to improve the governance of de-implementation. The framework and strategies can thereafter be evaluated for validity and impact in future studies.


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Tomada de Decisões , Assistência à Saúde/normas , Fechamento de Instituições de Saúde/métodos , Administração de Serviços de Saúde , Autonomia Profissional , Qualidade da Assistência à Saúde/normas , Humanos , Entrevistas como Assunto , Modelos Teóricos , Política Organizacional , Formulação de Políticas , Suécia
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Implement Sci ; 14(1): 74, 2019 07 23.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31337394

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BACKGROUND: Quality improvement collaboratives (QICs) are widely used to improve healthcare, but there are few studies of long-term sustained improved outcomes, and inconsistent evidence about what factors contribute to success. The aim of the study was to open the black box of QICs and compare characteristics and activities in detail of two differing QICs in relation to their changed outcomes from baseline and the following 3 years. METHODS: Final reports of two QICs-one on heart failure care with five teams, and one on osteoarthritis care with seven teams, including detailed descriptions of improvement projects from each QIC's team, were analysed and coded by 18 QIC characteristics and four team characteristics. Goal variables from each team routinely collected within the Swedish Heart Failure Registry (SwedeHF) and the Better Management of Patients with OsteoArthritis Registry (BOA) at year 2013 (baseline), 2014, 2015 and 2016 were analysed with univariate statistics. RESULTS: The two QICs differed greatly in design. The SwedeHF-QIC involved eight experts and ran for 12 months, whereas the BOA-QIC engaged three experts and ran for 6 months. There were about twice as many activities in the SwedeHF-QIC as in the BOA-QIC and they ranged from standardisation of team coordination to better information and structured follow-ups. The outcome results were heterogeneous within teams and across teams and QICs. Both QICs were highly appreciated by the participants and contributed to their learning, e.g. of improvement methods; however, several teams had already reached goal values when the QICs were launched in 2013. CONCLUSIONS: Even though many QI activities were carried out, it was difficult to see sustained improvements on outcomes. Outcomes as specific measurable aspects of care in need of improvement should be chosen carefully. Activities focusing on adherence to standard care programmes and on increased follow-up of patients seemed to lead to more long-lasting improvements. Although earlier studies showed that data follow-up and measurement skills as well as well-functioning data warehouses contribute to sustained improvements, the present registries' functionality and QICs at this time did not support those aspects sufficiently. Further studies on QICs and their impact on improvement beyond the project time should investigate the effect of those elements in particular.


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Comportamento Cooperativo , Insuficiência Cardíaca/terapia , Osteoartrite/terapia , Equipe de Assistência ao Paciente/organização & administração , Melhoria de Qualidade/organização & administração , Sistema de Registros , Humanos , Avaliação de Programas e Projetos de Saúde , Suécia , Fatores de Tempo
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Lancet ; 394(10197): 471-477, 2019 08 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31280965

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BACKGROUND: The optimal surgical excision margins are uncertain for patients with thick (>2 mm) localised cutaneous melanomas. In our previous report of this multicentre, randomised controlled trial, with a median follow-up of 6·7 years, we showed that a narrow excision margin (2 cm vs 4 cm) did not affect melanoma-specific nor overall survival. Here, we present extended follow-up of this cohort. METHODS: In this open-label, multicentre randomised controlled trial, we recruited patients from 53 hospitals in Sweden, Denmark, Estonia, and Norway. We enrolled clinically staged patients aged 75 years or younger diagnosed with localised cutaneous melanoma thicker than 2 mm, and with primary site on the trunk or upper or lower extremities. Patients were randomly allocated (1:1) to treatment either with a 2-cm or a 4-cm excision margin. A physician enrolled the patients after histological confirmation of a cutaneous melanoma thicker than 2 mm. Some patients were enrolled by a physician acting as responsible for clinical care and as a trial investigator (follow-up, data collection, and manuscript writing). In other cases physicians not involved in running the trial enrolled patients. Randomisation was done by telephone call to a randomisation office, by sealed envelope, or by computer generated lists using permuted blocks. Patients were stratified according to geographical region. No part of the trial was masked. The primary outcome in this extended follow-up study was overall survival and the co-primary outcome was melanoma-specific survival. All analyses were done on an intention-to-treat basis. The study is registered with ClinicalTrials.gov, number NCT03638492. FINDINGS: Between Jan 22, 1992, and May 19, 2004, 936 clinically staged patients were recruited and randomly assigned to a 4-cm excision margin (n=465) or a 2-cm excision margin (n=471). At a median overall follow-up of 19·6 years (235 months, IQR 200-260), 621 deaths were reported-304 (49%) in the 2-cm group and 317 (51%) in the 4-cm group (unadjusted HR 0·98, 95% CI 0·83-1·14; p=0·75). 397 deaths were attributed to cutaneous melanoma-192 (48%) in the 2-cm excision margin group and 205 (52%) in the 4-cm excision margin group (unadjusted HR 0·95, 95% CI 0·78-1·16, p=0·61). INTERPRETATION: A 2-cm excision margin was safe for patients with thick (>2 mm) localised cutaneous melanoma at a follow-up of median 19·6 years. These findings support the use of 2-cm excision margins in current clinical practice. FUNDING: The Swedish Cancer Society, Stockholm Cancer Society, the Swedish Society for Medical Research, Radiumhemmet Research funds, Stockholm County Council, Wallström funds.


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Extremidade Inferior/patologia , Melanoma/mortalidade , Melanoma/cirurgia , Neoplasias Cutâneas/mortalidade , Neoplasias Cutâneas/cirurgia , Tronco/patologia , Extremidade Superior/patologia , Idoso , Dinamarca , Estônia , Feminino , Humanos , Análise de Intenção de Tratamento , Extremidade Inferior/cirurgia , Masculino , Margens de Excisão , Melanoma/patologia , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Mortalidade , Noruega , Neoplasias Cutâneas/patologia , Análise de Sobrevida , Suécia , Tronco/cirurgia , Resultado do Tratamento , Extremidade Superior/cirurgia
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Parasit Vectors ; 12(1): 338, 2019 Jul 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31288866

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The taiga tick, Ixodes persulcatus, has previously been limited to eastern Europe and northern Asia, but recently its range has expanded to Finland and northern Sweden. The species is of medical importance, as it, along with a string of other pathogens, may carry the Siberian and Far Eastern subtypes of tick-borne encephalitis virus. These subtypes appear to cause more severe disease, with higher fatality rates than the central European subtype. Until recently, the meadow tick, Dermacentor reticulatus, has been absent from Scandinavia, but has now been detected in Denmark, Norway and Sweden. Dermacentor reticulatus carries, along with other pathogens, Babesia canis and Rickettsia raoultii. Babesia canis causes severe and often fatal canine babesiosis, and R. raoultii may cause disease in humans. We collected 600 tick nymphs from each of 50 randomly selected sites in Denmark, southern Norway and south-eastern Sweden in August-September 2016. We tested pools of 10 nymphs in a Fluidigm real time PCR chip to screen for I. persulcatus and D. reticulatus, as well as tick-borne pathogens. Of all the 30,000 nymphs tested, none were I. persulcatus or D. reticulatus. Our results suggest that I. persulcatus is still limited to the northern parts of Sweden, and have not expanded into southern parts of Scandinavia. According to literature reports and supported by our screening results, D. reticulatus may yet only be an occasional guest in Scandinavia without established populations.


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Dermacentor/fisiologia , Ixodes/fisiologia , Distribuição Animal , Animais , Vetores Artrópodes/microbiologia , Vetores Artrópodes/parasitologia , Babesiose/prevenção & controle , Dermacentor/microbiologia , Dermacentor/parasitologia , Cães , Encefalite Transmitida por Carrapatos/prevenção & controle , Monitoramento Epidemiológico , Pradaria , Ixodes/microbiologia , Ixodes/parasitologia , Noruega/epidemiologia , Ninfa/virologia , Países Escandinavos e Nórdicos/epidemiologia , Suécia/epidemiologia , Infestações por Carrapato/epidemiologia , Doenças Transmitidas por Carrapatos/prevenção & controle
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Health Qual Life Outcomes ; 17(1): 113, 2019 Jul 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31262316

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BACKGROUND: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a chronic gastrointestinal disorder characterised by recurrent abdominal pain and disturbed bowel habits and unclear aetiology. IBS is also associated with psychosocial factors, impaired quality of life and lost work productivity. This study sought to determine whether the association between IBS and lost work productivity might be accounted for by poor coping strategies and loss of confidence in the healthcare system. METHODS: Case-control design was employed sampling IBS and non-gastrointestinal (non-GI) primary healthcare seekers in a defined region in Sweden. Non-GI patients were of similar age and sex distribution to the IBS patients. Questionnaires applied in this study included instruments designed to measure confidence in the social security system and in the community, as well as questions about whether gastrointestinal problems might affect working life and Sense of coherence (SOC) questionnaire. The study's primary hypothesis was evaluated via an a priori path model. RESULTS: Statistically significant differences were found between IBS cases (n = 305) and controls (n = 369) concerning abdominal pain or discomfort affecting everyday performance at work (p <  0.0001). IBS cases also showed significantly lower (p = 0.001) confidence in public healthcare. The study's hypothesis was supported with the finding of a statistically significant indirect association via poor coping strategies, although the indirect associations were lesser in magnitude than the direct association. CONCLUSIONS: This study found a clear association between clinically diagnosed IBS status and interference in work by gastrointestinal symptoms in which sense of coherence might be of importance.


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Atitude Frente a Saúde , Efeitos Psicossociais da Doença , Emprego/psicologia , Síndrome do Intestino Irritável/psicologia , Qualidade de Vida , Dor Abdominal/etiologia , Dor Abdominal/psicologia , Adaptação Psicológica , Adulto , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Eficiência , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Senso de Coerência , Inquéritos e Questionários , Suécia
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J Surg Oncol ; 120(4): 803-812, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31355454

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INTRODUCTION: Radical prostatectomy (RP) is a common surgical procedure with a risk of postoperative erectile dysfunction and urinary incontinence. There is a need for data on RP as a basis for quality assurance and benchmarking. METHODS: In 2015, prostatectomies in Sweden (PiS) form was implemented in the National Prostate Cancer Register (NPCR) of Sweden with data on pre-, peri- and post-operative variables. RESULTS: Out of all radical prostatectomies performed in 2016 in Sweden, 3096/3881 (80%) were registered in PiS. A total of 2605 (84%) were robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP) and 491 (16%) were RRP (retropubic radical prostatectomy). RARP was performed by 91 surgeons of whom 47% operated more than 25 RP/year; and RRP was performed by 69 surgeons of whom 10% performed more than 25 RP/year. RARP had a longer operative time (median operating time: RARP 155 minutes [IQR 124-190]; RRP 129 minutes [IQR 105-171]; P < .001) but was associated with smaller bleeding (median intraoperative blood loss: RARP 100 mL [IQR 50-200], RRP 700 mL [IQR 500-1100]; P < .001). CONCLUSIONS: We report on a nationwide, population-based register with transparent reporting of data on the performance of radical prostatectomy. These data are needed as a basis for quality assurance with comparisons of results from individual surgeons and hospitals.


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Complicações Pós-Operatórias , Prostatectomia/estatística & dados numéricos , Neoplasias da Próstata/cirurgia , Sistema de Registros/estatística & dados numéricos , Idoso , Seguimentos , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Prognóstico , Neoplasias da Próstata/epidemiologia , Suécia/epidemiologia
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