Achieving Disease-Specific Care Joint Commission Certification: The Impact of Clinical Nurse Specialist Practice

Conclusion: By influencing a certain patient population throughout the organization, population-focused CNSs are in a unique role to lead an interprofessional team or serve as an expert consultant in pursuing DSC certification from The Joint Commission.
Source: Clinical Nurse Specialist - Category: Nursing Tags: Feature Article Source Type: research

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ConclusionAccording to the results, whey supplementation significantly reduced the SBP, DBP, HDL, waist circumference, TG and FBS in intervention groups in comparing to control groups.
Source: Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research and Reviews - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
It is known that exposure to airborne particles, such as smoke from cooking fires, correlates with increased mortality due to cardiovascular disease. Setting aside commentary on wealth and its correlation with exposure to particulate air pollution, the obvious candidate mechanism is an increase in chronic inflammation due to the effects of inhaled particles on lung tissue. Raised inflammation then leads to an accelerated progression of atherosclerosis, the fatty deposits that narrow and weaken blood vessels, ultimately leading to heart failure, stroke, and heart attack. Researchers here provide epidemiological data to supp...
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DISCUSSION: CMDs, especially when comorbid, are associated with increased dementia risk; however, leisure activities and social integration mitigate this risk. PMID: 31718906 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Journal of Alzheimers Association - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Alzheimers Dement Source Type: research
ConclusionsDiabetic nephropathy was common among Chinese patients with type 2 diabetes in primary care in Hong Kong. Early identification and control of the modifiable risk factors are of upmost importance in preventing the complication.
Source: Journal of Diabetes and Metabolic Disorders - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
AbstractPurposeSizing of the left atrial appendage (LAA) ostium prior to occlusion (LAAO) is routinely performed with transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). We sought to compare the utility of sizing via fluoroscopy to TEE for percutaneous LAAO.MethodsWe retrospectively evaluated all patients undergoing percutaneous LAAO at our institution from April 2015 through January 2018 (n = 195). We evaluated baseline characteristics, maximum measured ostium size (for both TEE and fluoroscopy), and differences in measured size to device size for both techniques.ResultsOf the total cohort, 185 (95%) had both intraopera...
Source: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
This study examined whether self-monitoring can reduce clinic BP in patients with hypertension-related co-morbidity. METHODS: A systematic review was conducted of articles published in Medline, Embase and the Cochrane Library up to January 2018. Randomised controlled trials of self-monitoring of BP were selected and individual patient data (IPD) were requested. Contributing studies were prospectively categorised by whether they examined a low/high intensity co-intervention. Change in BP and likelihood of uncontrolled BP at 12-months were examined according to number and type of hypertension-related co-morbidity in a o...
Source: American Journal of Hypertension - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Am J Hypertens Source Type: research
Knowledge gaps exist in how we implement aerobic exercise programs during the early phases post-stroke. Therefore, the objective of this review was to provide evidence-based guidelines for pre-participation screening, mobilization, and aerobic exercise training in the hyper-acute and acute phases post-stroke. In reviewing the literature to determine safe timelines of when to initiate exercise and mobilization we considered the following factors: arterial blood pressure dysregulation, cardiac complications, blood-brain barrier disruption, hemorrhagic stroke transformation, and ischemic penumbra viability. These stroke-relat...
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Patients with acute stroke should be treated in a specialized center whenever possible. After hospital discharge, stroke patients should be followed up at short intervals and any risk factors for stroke should be treated. PMID: 31711561 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Deutsches Arzteblatt International - Category: General Medicine Tags: Dtsch Arztebl Int Source Type: research
ConclusionsAlthough most high-risk patients with T2D and CV disease were on lipid-lowering therapy, only 1:3 had LDL-C 
Source: American Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
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