Category Archives: Medicine

On SAGE Insight: The link between superbugs and hospital outsourced cleaners

Article title: Superbugs versus outsourced cleaners: Employment Arrangements and the Spread of Health Care–Associated Infections From ILR Review On any given day, one in every 25 patients in U.S. hospitals has a health care–associated or hospital-acquired infection (HAI)—one of a … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Educational status and cardiovascular risk factors on coronary heart disease and stroke

Article title: Combined effect of educational status and cardiovascular risk factors on the incidence of coronary heart disease and stroke in European cohorts: implications for prevention From European Journal of Preventive Cardiology In high income countries, low socioeconomic status has … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Diagnosed and living with fibromuscular dysplasia

Article title: Diagnosed and living with fibromuscular dysplasia: A qualitative inquiry From Vascular Medicine Fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD) is a vascular disorder about which little has been known until recently. Prior to the organization of the United States Registry for Fibromuscular … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: New curriculum raises kidney awareness

Open access journal comes to SAGE Publishing with six-part series on kidney care and treatment From Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease A new series on core curriculum for kidney specialists has been released by the Canadian Journal of Kidney … Continue reading

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0n SAGE Insight: Toward an antifibrotic therapy for inflammatory bowel disease

From United European Gastroenterology Journal Fibrosis in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a largely unresolved clinical problem. Despite recent advances in anti-inflammatory therapies over the last few decades, the occurrence of intestinal strictures in Crohn’s disease patients has not significantly … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Advance care planning, palliative care, and end-of-life care interventions for homeless people: A systematic review

From Palliative Medicine Homelessness is a social and health issue with serious implications for palliative and end-of-life (EOL) care delivery. The aim of this study was to evaluate the evidence surrounding advance care planning, palliative care, and end-of-life care interventions. … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: How can medical centers transform their patient safety culture?

Article title: Cultural Transformation After Implementation of Crew Resource Management Is It Really Possible? From American Journal of Medical Quality Though healthcare is not without risks or error, hospital employees can support a culture of patient safety by identifying, reporting, … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: What lies beyond neuroticism? An examination of the unique contributions of social-cognitive vulnerabilities to internalizing disorders

From Assessment There is strong interest in a number of relatively stable socialcognitive vulnerabilities (also called clinical traits) that are associated with psychopathology. these vulnerabilities describe individual differences in thoughts, emotional experiences, and behaviors that are hypothesized to be related … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Interventions Aimed at Reducing Use of Low-Value Health Services: A Systematic Review

From Medical Care Research and Review This article systematically reviews the literature on the effectiveness of interventions to reduce low-value care and the quality of those studies. As U.S. health care costs continue to outpace inflation, the need for solutions … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Music therapy for end-of-life care: An updated systematic review

From Palliative Medicine Music therapy has been defined as the use of music and sounds to facilitate the development of a relationship between patients and professionally trained therapists with the aim of supporting relaxation and improving both physical and emotional … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Where Is Educational Neuroscience?

From Educational Neuroscience Educational neuroscience is a relatively new and highly interdisciplinary research front. Its objective is to improve educational practice by applying findings from brain research. Other research fields in education, psychology, and neuroscience are also attempting to improve … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Development of the UK Vessel Health and Preservation (VHP) framework: a multi-organisational collaborative

  From Journal of Infection Prevention Vascular access is an important part of many patient care management plans but has some unwanted risks. It can be life-saving for patients; however, it can also result in a range of both minor … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Leading Sexual Health Specialist calls for HIV prevention PrEP to be “available now”: to prevent unnecessary infections and costs to the NHS

  Editorial title: Pre-exposure prophylaxis as HIV prevention in the UK From Therapeutic Advances in Chronic Disease Following the decision by NHS England to not make pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) available to HIV-negative persons in England at risk of acquiring HIV, … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Decontamination of breast pump milk collection kits and related items at home and in hospital

Article title: Decontamination of breast pump milk collection kits and related items at home and in hospital: guidance from a Joint Working Group of the Healthcare Infection Society & Infection Prevention Society From Journal of Infection Prevention A variety of … Continue reading

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It’s true! Activity monitoring devices provide reliable records of activity and could become instrumental in cardiac rehabilitation

Article title: Validation of Fitbit-Flex as a measure of free-living physical activity in a community-based phase III cardiac rehabilitation population From European Journal of Preventive Cardiology               Fitbit, the popular physical activity monitoring device, is … Continue reading

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