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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289150/lifestyle-medicine-course-for-family-medicine-residents-preliminary-assessment-of-the-impact-on-knowledge-attitudes-self-efficacy-and-personal-health
#1
Lilach Malatskey, Yael Bar Zeev, Adva Tzuk-Onn, Rani Polak
PURPOSE: The WHO estimates that by 2020 two-thirds of the diseases worldwide will be the result of unhealthy lifestyle habits. Less than half of primary care physician graduates feel prepared to give lifestyle behaviour counselling. Our objective was to evaluate the impact of lifestyle medicine (LM) course on self-reported knowledge, attitudes, self-efficacy and health behaviour of family medicine residents. METHODS: Based on the Israeli syllabus for the study of LM, we delivered five face to face 20 H courses...
March 13, 2017: Postgraduate Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289149/experimental-validation-of-the-tuneable-diaphragm-effect-in-modern-acoustic-stethoscopes
#2
Karolina M Nowak, Lukasz J Nowak
PURPOSE: The force with which the diaphragm chestpiece of a stethoscope is pressed against the body of a patient during an auscultation examination introduces the initial stress and deformation to the diaphragm and the underlying tissues, thus altering the acoustic parameters of the sound transmission path. If the examination is performed by an experienced physician, he will intuitively adjust the amount of the force in order to achieve the optimal sound quality. However, in case of becoming increasingly popular auto-diagnosis and telemedicine auscultation devices with no such feedback mechanisms, the question arises regarding the influence of the possible force mismatch on the parameters of the recorded signal...
March 13, 2017: Postgraduate Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280103/association-of-genetic-variant-and-platelet-function-in-patients-undergoing-neuroendovascular-stenting
#3
Xin-Gang Li, Ning Ma, Shu-Sen Sun, Zhe Xu, Wei Li, Yong-Jun Wang, Xin Yang, Zhong-Rong Miao, Zhi-Gang Zhao
INTRODUCTION: The risk of recurrent ischaemic events is related to platelet function, which is often assessed by thromboelastography (TEG). TEG has high interindividual variability. OBJECTIVE: To identify causal variants associated with TEG parameters in patients who receive aspirin and clopidogrel after intra- or extracranial stenting. METHODS: Patients who underwent stenting for extracranial or intracranial stenosis (70-99%) were recruited into the study...
March 9, 2017: Postgraduate Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270512/advising-residents-on-how-to-present-an-article-in-a-journal-club
#4
LETTER
S S Prakash, Joyson Soundrarajan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 7, 2017: Postgraduate Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258118/a-rare-cause-of-thyrotoxic-periodic-paralysis-liquorice-consumption
#5
Z A Sayiner, A Abiyev, A Eraydin, M Ozkaya
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 3, 2017: Postgraduate Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254999/a-retrospective-cohort-study-of-the-association-between-smoking-and-mortality-after-acute-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction
#6
Lloyd Steele, Amelia Lloyd, James Fotheringham, Ayyaz Sultan, Javaid Iqbal, Ever D Grech
BACKGROUND: Several studies have shown a 'smoker's paradox', where following an acute myocardial infarction, smokers have a paradoxically lower mortality than non-smokers. To date, no large study has investigated this paradox in unselected patients with acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) managed by primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) alone. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to examine the association of smoking status and 1-year mortality in patients who had STEMI managed by primary PCI...
March 2, 2017: Postgraduate Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254998/association-of-centre-volume-and-in-hospital-mortality-in-heart-failure-hospitalisations
#7
Shivank Madan, Daniel Sims, Omar Saeed, Snehal R Patel, Jooyoung J Shin, Ulrich P Jorde
BACKGROUND: Centre volume is an important determinant of outcomes in patients requiring complex medical treatments or surgical procedures. Heart failure hospitalisation (HFH) has become an increasingly complex and resource intensive clinical event. We evaluated the effect of centre volume on mortality and costs in patients with HFH. METHODS: This was a retrospective registry-based analysis of adult patients discharged with a primary diagnosis of HF from hospitals across New York (NY) State over a 5-year period, between January 2009 and December 2013, using the Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System inpatient discharge files...
March 2, 2017: Postgraduate Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235793/a-mixed-method-multiperspective-evaluation-of-a-near-peer-teaching-programme
#8
Sinéad Lydon, Paul O'Connor, Orla Mongan, Miroslawa Gorecka, Lyle McVicker, Aiden Stankard, Dara Byrne
PURPOSE OF STUDY: Peer teaching (PT) has become increasingly popular. PT may offer benefits for students, tutors and institutions. Although resistance to PT has been identified among faculty, research has typically focused on students' experiences and perceptions, rather than those of the peer tutors or senior doctors/medical faculty. The current study comprised of a comprehensive, multiperspective evaluation of a near PT programme delivered by interns to final-year medical students in the Republic of Ireland...
February 24, 2017: Postgraduate Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209914/clinical-examination-in-the-osce-era-are-we-maintaining-the-balance-between-os-and-ce
#9
EDITORIAL
Alexandre Lafleur, Jimmie Leppink, Luc Côté
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 16, 2017: Postgraduate Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148702/minimising-the-costs-of-temperature-monitoring-in-hospitals
#10
Cyrus Kumana
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 1, 2017: Postgraduate Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143896/skin-autofluorescence-a-non-invasive-marker-of-advanced-glycation-end-products-clinical-relevance-and-limitations
#11
REVIEW
Cidila Da Moura Semedo, M'Balu Webb, Helen Waller, Kamlesh Khunti, Melanie Davies
Advanced glycation end products (AGEs) are protein-bound compounds derived from glycaemic and oxidative stress that contain fluorescent properties, which can be non-invasively measured as skin autofluorescence (SAF) by the AGE Reader. SAF has been demonstrated to be a biomarker of cumulative skin AGEs and potentially may be a better predictor for the development of chronic complications and mortality in diabetes than glycated haemoglobin A1c. However, there are several confounding factors that should be assessed prior to its broader application: these include presence of other fluorescent compounds in the skin that might be measured (eg, fluorophores), skin pigmentation and use of skin creams...
January 31, 2017: Postgraduate Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123003/rupture-of-a-pulmonary-arteriovenous-malformation-a-diagnosis-not-to-be-missed
#12
Mostafa El Hajjam, Alexis Lacout, Pierre Yves Marcy, Sephen Binsse, Pascal Lacombe
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 25, 2017: Postgraduate Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123002/cerebral-venous-sinus-thrombosis-secondary-to-otomastoiditis
#13
Mauricio F Villamar, Jessica D Lee
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 25, 2017: Postgraduate Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104808/training-mid-career-internists-to-perform-high-quality-colonoscopy-a-pilot-training-programme-to-meet-increasing-demands-for-colonoscopy
#14
Nicole K Shah-Ghassemzadeh, Christian S Jackson, David Juma, Richard M Strong
BACKGROUND: Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the USA. Despite a recent rise in CRC screening there remains an increasing demand for colonoscopy, yet a limited supply of gastroenterologists who can meet this need. OBJECTIVE: To determine if a mid-career general internist (GIN) could be trained to perform high-quality colonoscopes via an intensive training programme. DESIGN: A GIN trained 2-3 days/week, 4-5 hours/day, for 7 months with an experienced gastroenterologist...
January 19, 2017: Postgraduate Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104807/transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-new-hope-in-the-management-of-valvular-heart-disease
#15
REVIEW
Sofia Metaxa, Adam Ioannou, Constantinos G Missouris
Severe calcific aortic stenosis is relatively common, and unless treated with valve replacement it carries an adverse prognosis. A large number of patients, however, are denied surgery due to their advanced age or coexistent medical conditions that increase perioperative cardiovascular risks. Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI), a technique in which a bioprosthetic valve is inserted via a catheter and implanted within the diseased native aortic valve, is a new therapeutic modality for treatment of older patients with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis and other comorbidities, who have an inherently high surgical risk...
January 19, 2017: Postgraduate Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104806/reducing-unnecessary-testing-an-intervention-to-improve-resident-ordering-practices
#16
Jose Melendez-Rosado, Kristine M Thompson, Jed C Cowdell, Catalina Sanchez Alvarez, Ryan L Ung, Armando Villanueva, Kayin B Jeffers, Jaafer S Imam, Mario V Mitkov, Tasneem A Kaleem, Lewis Jacob, Nancy L Dawson
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: To reduce the number of unnecessary laboratory tests ordered through a measurement of effects of education and cost awareness on laboratory ordering behaviour by internal medicine residents for common tests, including complete blood cell count (CBC) and renal profile (RP), and to evaluate effects of cost awareness on hospitalisation, 30-day readmission rate and mortality rate. STUDY DESIGN: 567 patients admitted during February, March and April 2014 were reviewed as the control group...
January 19, 2017: Postgraduate Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100807/cost-minimisation-analysis-of-thermometry-in-two-different-hospital-systems
#17
Kenneth Hayes, Amanda Shepard, August Cesarec, Robert Likić
INTRODUCTION: Temperature monitoring can be accomplished by various methods, including oral (OT), rectal (RT), axillary (AT), tympanic membrane (TMT) and temporal artery (TAT) thermometry, with varying amounts of cost incurred by healthcare systems. METHODS: The potential thermometry cost savings in two hospital systems-University Hospital Centre Zagreb (UHCZ), which uses TMT (device Covidien Genius 2) and University of Michigan Hospitals (UMH), which relies on OT, RT and AT (device Welch Allyn suretemp plus 692)-were analysed to evaluate institution-wide TAT (device Exergen TAT-5000) implementation...
January 18, 2017: Postgraduate Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096306/national-multicentre-audit-of-pregnancy-status-in-general-surgery-admissions-in-scotland
#18
Michael S J Wilson, Matilda Powell-Bowns, Andrew G Robertson, Andreas Luhmann, Colin H Richards
BACKGROUND: Documentation of pregnancy status (PS) is an integral component of the assessment of women of reproductive age when admitted to hospital. Our aim was to determine how accurately PS was documented in a multicentre audit of female admissions to general surgery. METHODS: A prospective multicentre audit of elective and emergency admissions was performed in 18 Scottish centres between 08:00 on 11 May 2015 and 07:59 on 25 May 2015. The lower age limit was the minimum age for admission to the adult surgical ward and the upper age limit was 55 years...
January 17, 2017: Postgraduate Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073992/low-productivity-of-stress-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-imaging-for-screening-of-coronary-artery-disease
#19
EDITORIAL
Marko Boban, Vladimir Pesa
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 10, 2017: Postgraduate Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073991/man-of-stone
#20
Tahira Scott, Nicholas Gray
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 10, 2017: Postgraduate Medical Journal
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