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Culture featured very heavily in Robert Francis QC’s report earlier this year into the failures at Mid Staffordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. It was identified by him that the NHS needs to develop a common culture of caring that was made real throughout the system. It is clear that NHS organisations need to be striving to better understand their cultures of care and learning how to change them. This important conference has been created to help the NHS learn the skills and understand the mechanisms required to deliver cultural transformation.
One of the key challenges in implementing both the Francis Review and in delivering the ambitions laid out recently in the subsequent Keogh Review is around how to deliver changes on the scale required, particularly in relation to changing the culture of health. Culture is notoriously difficult, but not impossible to change.
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Maria Kolotourou and a team of authors involved in the Mind, Exercise, Nutrition...Do It! (MEND) trial from University of London, University College London, and Mytime MEND gathered data from a group of obese children before they participated in the MEND childhood obesity intervention and again at 6- and 12-month follow-up intervals. The researchers measured BMI, degree of change in BMI, waist circumference, cardiovascular fitness, physical activity, sedentary behaviors, and self-esteem.
In the article “Is BMI Alone a Sufficient Outcome to Evaluate Interventions for Child Obesity?” the authors report improvements, in several of the parameters measured, independent of whether a child’s BMI decreased, increased, or remained the same.
“Good interventions aimed at helping overweight children lose weight should be equally directed at helping them to find health. This article suggests that health benefits may be seen independent of weight change, per se, and we are thus better served by evaluation strategies that encompass an array of relevant and important measures,” says David L. Katz, MD, MPH, Editor-in-Chief of Childhood Obesity and Director of Yale University’s Prevention Research Center.
About the Journal
Childhood Obesity is a bimonthly journal, published in print and online, and the journal of record for all aspects of communication on the broad spectrum of issues and strategies related to weight management and obesity prevention in children and adolescents. The Journal includes peer-reviewed articles documenting cutting-edge research and clinical studies, opinion pieces and roundtable discussions, profiles of successful programs and interventions, and updates on task force recommendations, global initiatives, and policy platforms. It reports on news and developments in science and medicine, features programs and initiatives developed in the public and private sector, and includes a Literature Watch. Tables of content and a sample issue may be viewed on the Childhood Obesity website at http://www.liebertpub.com/chi.
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"There really is no justification for undergoing multiple endodontic or periodontic procedures, and enduring the pain and financial burden, to save a diseased tooth," said John Minichetti, DDS, speaking for the AAID. "The days are over for saving teeth till they fall out. Preserving questionable teeth is not the best option from both oral health and cosmetic perspectives."
Losing a tooth is an emotional decision and patients must clearly understand the oral health and cosmetic implications of preserving questionable teeth. Even though patients often resist losing natural teeth, in many cases the best outcomes occur from extracting them and inserting implants, which look and function like natural teeth.
"Our patients expect restorative dental procedures to make their smiles more attractive and long- lasting. In most cases, implants deliver the best results, as the ultimate goal is to achieve an esthetic and functional restoration for years to come," said Minichetti.
Published studies have shown there is a higher failure rate of root canal procedures vs. dental implants. In some cases, root canals fail because abscesses occur, and oral surgery is required to clean out the infected area.
Minichetti noted that a recent study published in the Journal of Oral Implantology showed that single-tooth dental implants are 98.5 percent successful after seven years and there was no discernable bone loss in almost all the implant sites. First-time root canals fail 5 percent of the time, according to the American Academy of General Dentistry, and at much higher rates in repeat procedures. Further, endodontic surgical re-treatments, according to published studies, have success rates ranging from 37 to 87 percent.
Saving compromised teeth in the esthetic zone with periodontal treatments also can have unfavorable cosmetic results, according to Minichetti. "Periodontal procedures to save decaying natural teeth can require raising the gum line and exposing teeth roots to anchor a new crown," he said. "The crown needs something to hold onto, so you have to push the gum tissue up with unfavorable cosmetic impact." He noted that patients should always ask the dentists how their smiles will look if they chose to save a questionable tooth in the esthetic zone with a periodontal procedure.
Source: American Academy of Implant Dentistry
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What, exactly, is the role of a dental hygienist?
Dental hygienists are healthcare professionals in the dental field. They are an integral part of any dental practice and work alongside a dentist and other staff members to provide patient care. In order to practice in their field, they must undergo training that includes classroom instruction, testing, and hands-on, supervised clinical experience. After successfully completing the training at an accredited institution, hygienists receive their licenses to practice dental hygiene and are qualified to join the staff at a dental office. Hygienists must be licensed by the state in which they wish to practice.
Typically, hygienists are responsible for a range of clinical and administrative duties. Here are just a few:
Hygienists work closely with patients to promote good dental health with a focus on preventive care. Their knowledge base enables them to identify areas of concern and provide instruction about good dental hygiene and overall oral health. Hygienists may counsel patients in brushing, flossing, and oral care, as well as disease prevention and proper nutrition.
Making a preliminary assessment of a patient’s dental health is part of a dental hygienist’s job. They are trained to look for signs of disease or other abnormalities for which a patient might need treatment. The hygienists share any areas of concern with the dentist so that further assessments can be performed and a treatment plan can be developed.
Hygienists are also qualified to clean teeth, including the removal of stains, plaque, and other deposits from tooth surfaces. They may take X-rays and apply preventive treatments such as fluorides or sealants. In some states, hygienists are also licensed to administer local anesthetics and apply fillings. It is not uncommon for a hygienist to assist a dentist during procedures and to help prepare necessary tools and equipment.
When visiting my office, you will often meet with a hygienist before I see you for my assessment. Communication within our team is key, and I work with the hygienists at my office to provide the care that you receive during each office visit. Through collaborative efforts, our team is able to address all of your oral care needs.
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In “‘Double Crap!’ Abuse and Harmed Identity in Fifty Shades of Grey” (http://online.liebertpub.com/doi/full/10.1089/jwh.2013.4344), Amy Bonomi, PhD, MPH, Lauren Altenburger, BS, and Nicole Walton, MSW from The Ohio State University, Columbus, conducted a systematic analysis of the novel to elucidate patterns consistent with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) definitions of interpersonal violence and associated reactions known to occur in abused women. They conclude that the female partner, Anastasia, suffers harm as a result of her relationship with Christian. Specifically, the couple’s interactions are emotionally abusive, characterized by stalking, intimidation, and isolation. Sexual violence is pervasive in the novel, including the use of alcohol to impair Anastasia’s consent and the use of intimidation. Anastasia suffers stress, altered identity, and disempowerment/entrapment.
At least 25% of women are victims of violence by intimate partners.
“We must be attuned to the way women are treated in books and movies, as such popular culture can perpetuate dangerous violence standards toward women,” says Susan G. Kornstein, MD, Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Women’s Health, Executive Director of the Virginia Commonwealth University Institute for Women’s Health, Richmond, VA, and President of the Academy of Women’s Health.
About the Journal
Journal of Women’s Health, published monthly, is a core multidisciplinary journal dedicated to the diseases and conditions that hold greater risk for or are more prevalent among women, as well as diseases that present differently in women. The Journal covers the latest advances and clinical applications of new diagnostic procedures and therapeutic protocols for the prevention and management of women’s healthcare issues. Complete tables of content and a sample issue may be viewed on the Journal of Women’s Health website at http://www.liebertpub.com/jwh. Journal of Women’s Health is the Official Journal of the Academy of Women’s Health and the Society for Women’s Health Research.
About the Academy
Academy of Women’s Health is an interdisciplinary, international association of physicians, nurses, and other health professionals who work across the broad field of women’s health, providing its members with up-to-date advances and options in clinical care that will enable the best outcomes for their women patients. The Academy’s focus includes the dissemination of translational research and evidence-based practices for disease prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of women across the lifespan.
About the Publisher
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers is a privately held, fully integrated media company known for establishing authoritative peer-reviewed journals in many promising areas of science and biomedical research, including Population Health Management, Thyroid, Metabolic Syndrome and Related Disorders, and Breastfeeding Medicine. Its biotechnology trade magazine, Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News (GEN), was the first in its field and is today the industry’s most widely read publication worldwide. A complete list of the firm’s 70 journals, books, and newsmagazines is available on the Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers website at http://www.liebertpub.com.
“Our team is very excited about the launch of this new web site,” said Dr. Dennis Sagini. “It will provide a wonderful resource for people seeking information about common conditions of the hands or upper extremities, and educating them about treatment options. It provides detailed information that is easy to navigate, and can be utilized as a valuable educational tool.”
The web site, www.saginimd.com features pages with detailed information about Dr. Sagini and his team, as well as a “Patient Reviews” page with videos and testimonials from patients who have undergone treatment by Dr. Sagini. In addition, the site provides a “Specialties” page that includes a list of common conditions treated by Dr. Sagini, procedures performed, and information about non-surgical alternatives, such as steroid injections and physical therapy.
The website will also provide an updated events calendar with information about upcoming workshops, free seminars, and other patient education events presented by Dr. Sagini on a monthly basis.
In addition, Dr. Sagini’s new website features social media links and links to news stories. It also provides a Blog page with regular posts including recent news, industry relevant articles, along with tips and education relating to conditions of the hands and upper extremities.
To view Dr. Dennis Sagini’s new web site, visit www.sagini.com. Or, for more information call Dr. Sagini’s office, located at Joint Implant Surgeons of Florida, at (239) 337-2003.
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Dr. Dennis Sagini, MD is a Board-Certified, Fellowship-Trained Orthopedic surgeon, specializing in care of the hand and upper extremity. He is part of the Joint Implant Surgeons of Florida team, located at 7331 College Parkway in Fort Myers, FL.
Dr. Sagini has a passion for helping his patients get back to enjoying the lifestyle they love without pain. He does this using the most minimally invasive procedures, or non-surgically through means such as steroid injections, occupational and physical therapy, and splinting. Dr. Sagini provides a relaxed atmosphere that is both professional and personal, making his patients feel at ease.
Specializing in treatment of many common conditions such as carpal tunnel, hand numbness or tingling, stiffness of upper extremities, arthritis, hand or shoulder pain, upper extremity injuries, golfers and tennis elbow, and all other conditions of the upper extremities. Dr. Dennis Sagini and his team are constantly searching for the latest technology and most efficient methods of care. Their goal is to increase comfort, decrease recovery time, and bring each individual back to the quality of life that they desire.
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A microbe is a minute living organism, such as a bacterium, yeast, or fungus. The first commercial applications of microbes date back to around 1750 BC, when the ancient Sumerians used yeast to brew beer. Microbes were used for centuries to produce bread, wine, vinegar and other common products—without anyone knowing the scientific basis for the ingredient.
The systematic study of microbes began in the 17th century with the work of scientists like Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek and Robert Hooke. However, the discipline known today as microbiology was not established until the late 19th century through the work of pioneers like Louis Pasteur, Robert Koch, Martinus Beijerinck and Sergei Winogradsky.
The technology related to microbial production of metabolites such as ethanol, lactic acid, butanol, riboflavin, etc. and enzymes such as protease, amylase and invertase were developed as early as the first few decades of the 20th century. Large-scale production of the antibiotic penicillin from Penicillium fungi was perfected during World War II and the microbial production of other antibiotics, amino acids, nucleotides, enzymes and such soon followed.
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"Living with migraines can be a difficult challenge. About one third of migraine sufferers experience a kind of moderate to severe handicap."said Amanda Tomb annually in basic health centres, "we are very pleased to provide amazing new treatment for those who suffer in this debilitating condition."
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