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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742711/readiness-of-us-general-surgery-residents-for-independent-practice
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Brian C George, Jordan D Bohnen, Reed G Williams, Shari L Meyerson, Mary C Schuller, Michael J Clark, Andreas H Meier, Laura Torbeck, Samuel P Mandell, John T Mullen, Douglas S Smink, Rebecca E Scully, Jeffrey G Chipman, Edward D Auyang, Kyla P Terhune, Paul E Wise, Jennifer N Choi, Eugene F Foley, Justin B Dimick, Michael A Choti, Nathaniel J Soper, Keith D Lillemoe, Joseph B Zwischenberger, Gary L Dunnington, Debra A DaRosa, Jonathan P Fryer
OBJECTIVE: This study evaluates the current state of the General Surgery (GS) residency training model by investigating resident operative performance and autonomy. BACKGROUND: The American Board of Surgery has designated 132 procedures as being "Core" to the practice of GS. GS residents are expected to be able to safely and independently perform those procedures by the time they graduate. There is growing concern that not all residents achieve that standard. Lack of operative autonomy may play a role...
July 24, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742632/the-middle-ear-cleft-status-in-a-natural-cohort-with-eustachian-tube-dysfunction
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Udi Cinamon, Dov Albukrek, Yahav Oron, Sharon Ovnat Tamir, Abraham Goldfarb, David Dvir, Tal Marom
BACKGROUND: The Eustachian tube (ET) has a major role in the middle ear (ME) pressure homeostasis. ET dysfunction is the accepted paradigm for pressure-related ME disorders. We studied the ME status in patients with severely diminished ET opening abilities, and anticipated to find ME disorders in most of them. PATIENTS AND METHODS: ME status was evaluated in unconscious adults, who were hospitalized in a rehabilitation center with severe brain damage, requiring tracheotomy and gastrostomy...
July 24, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742523/pregnancy-outcomes-among-patients-with-recurrent-pregnancy-loss-and-uterine-anatomic-abnormalities
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Daniel Gabbai, Avi Harlev, Michael Friger, Naama Steiner, Ruslan Sergienko, Andrey Kreinin, Asher Bashiri
BACKGROUND: Different etiologies for recurrent pregnancy loss have been identified, among them are: anatomical, endocrine, genetic, chromosomal and thrombophilia pathologies. AIMS: To assess medical and obstetric characteristics, and pregnancy outcomes, among women with uterine abnormalities and recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL). This study also aims to assess the impact of uterine anatomic surgical correction on pregnancy outcomes. METHODS: A retrospective case control study of 313 patients with two or more consecutive pregnancy losses followed by a subsequent (index) pregnancy...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742448/psychometric-properties-of-the-thai-internalized-stigma-scale-tis-lch-for-care-home-residents
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Suhathai Tosangwarn, Philip Clissett, Holly Blake
OBJECTIVES: Living in a care home is a source of stigma in Thai culture, although there is currently no measurement tool in the Thai language specifically designed to assess internalized stigma in care home residents. The Thai Version of Internalized Stigma of Living in a Care Home (TIS-LCH) scale was developed and tested for its psychometric properties among Thai older residents. METHODS: The Thai version of Internalized Stigma of Mental Health Illness (ISMI) Scale was revised into the TIS-LCH by replacing the word of "mental health illness" to "living in a care home...
July 5, 2017: Clinical Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741446/uncovering-the-unknown-a-grounded-theory-study-exploring-the-impact-of-self-awareness-on-the-culture-of-feedback-in-residency-education
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Subha Ramani, Karen Könings, Karen V Mann, Cees van der Vleuten
AIM: Self-assessment and reflection are essential for meaningful feedback. We aimed to explore whether the well-known Johari window model of self-awareness could guide feedback conversations between faculty and residents and enhance the institutional feedback culture. METHODS: We had previously explored perceptions of residents and faculty regarding sociocultural factors impacting feedback. We re-analyzed data targeting themes related to self-assessment, reflection, feedback seeking and acceptance, aiming to generate individual and institutional feedback strategies applicable to each quadrant of the window...
July 25, 2017: Medical Teacher
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740924/sociodemographic-disparities-in-the-utilization-of-proton-therapy-for-prostate-cancer-at-an-urban-academic-center
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Kristina D Woodhouse, Wei-Ting Hwang, Neha Vapiwala, Akansha Jain, Xingmei Wang, Stefan Both, Meera Shah, Marquise Frazier, Peter Gabriel, John P Christodouleas, Zelig Tochner, Curtiland Deville
PURPOSE: Despite increasing use, proton therapy (PT) remains a relatively limited resource. The purpose of this study was to assess clinical and demographic differences in PT use for prostate cancer compared to intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) at a single institution. METHODS AND MATERIALS: All patients with low- and intermediate-risk prostate cancer (N = 633) who underwent definitive radiation therapy between 2010 and 2015 were divided into PT (n = 508) and IMRT (n = 125) comparison groups and compared using χ(2) and independent sample t tests...
April 2017: Advances in Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740736/capability-of-ophthalmology-residents-to-detect-glaucoma-using-high-dynamic-range-concept-versus-color-optic-disc-photography
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Mantapond Ittarat, Rath Itthipanichpong, Anita Manassakorn, Visanee Tantisevi, Sunee Chansangpetch, Prin Rojanapongpun
BACKGROUND: Assessment of color disc photograph (C-DP) is affected by image quality, which decreases the ability to detect glaucoma. High-dynamic-range (HDR) imaging provides a greater range of luminosity. Therefore, the objective of this study was to evaluate the capability of ophthalmology residents to detect glaucoma using HDR-concept disc photography (HDR-DP) compared to C-DP. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. METHODS: Twenty subjects were classified by 3 glaucoma specialists as either glaucoma, glaucoma suspect, or control...
2017: Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740525/the-use-of-cholecalciferol-in-patients-with-hip-fracture
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Luisella Cianferotti, Simone Parri, Giorgio Gronchi, Roberto Civinini, Maria Luisa Brandi
INTRODUCTION: Major osteoporotic fractures are steadily increasing due to population aging. Programs of secondary prevention against refracture are essential to decrease morbidity and mortality and the cost for individuals and the society. Vitamin D supplementation and optimization of calcium intake are of a pivotal importance to start specific osteoporosis treatment and for its safety and efficacy. Cholecalciferol is the most widely employed drug for vitamin D supplementation. PURPOSE: Aim of this study was to assess the trends in the use of vitamin D supplements containing cholecalciferol in the population of hip fracture patients older than 65 years, resident in the region of Tuscany (Italy) in the years 2011-2015 and to describe vitamin D status in a subgroup of this individuals directly referred to a bone clinic for further evaluation after hip osteoporotic fracture...
January 2017: Clinical Cases in Mineral and Bone Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740514/normal-versus-pathological-cardiac-fibroblast-derived-extracellular-matrix-differentially-modulates-cardiosphere-derived-cell-paracrine-properties-and-commitment
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Francesca Pagano, Francesco Angelini, Clotilde Castaldo, Vittorio Picchio, Elisa Messina, Sebastiano Sciarretta, Ciro Maiello, Giuseppe Biondi-Zoccai, Giacomo Frati, Franca di Meglio, Daria Nurzynska, Isotta Chimenti
Human resident cardiac progenitor cells (CPCs) isolated as cardiosphere-derived cells (CDCs) are under clinical evaluation as a therapeutic product for cardiac regenerative medicine. Unfortunately, limited engraftment and differentiation potential of transplanted cells significantly hamper therapeutic success. Moreover, maladaptive remodelling of the extracellular matrix (ECM) during heart failure progression provides impaired biological and mechanical signals to cardiac cells, including CPCs. In this study, we aimed at investigating the differential effect on the phenotype of human CDCs of cardiac fibroblast-derived ECM substrates from healthy or diseased hearts, named, respectively, normal or pathological cardiogel (CG-N/P)...
2017: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740371/influence-of-environmental-factors-on-food-intake-among-nursing-home-residents-a-survey-combined-with-a-video-approach
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Fanny Buckinx, Jean-Yves Reginster, Alison Morelle, Nicolas Paquot, Nicole Labeye, Médéa Locquet, Stéphane Adam, Olivier Bruyère
BACKGROUND: In addition to the well-known physiological factors, dietary behavior that affects health seems to be influenced by a wide variety of environmental factors. The aim of this study was to assess, by means of an original video approach, the influence of the environment on food intake in nursing homes. METHODS: The perception of the environment during meals in nursing homes was evaluated by residents and by two groups of volunteers who either work in the field of geriatrics, or who do not work in the field of geriatrics...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739492/efficacy-and-safety-of-citalopram-compared-to-atypical-antipsychotics-on-agitation-in-nursing-home-residents-with-alzheimer-dementia
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Giovanni Viscogliosi, Iulia Maria Chiriac, Evaristo Ettorre
OBJECTIVE: To assess efficacy and safety of citalopram compared to quetiapine and olanzapine for the treatment of agitation in patients with Alzheimer disease (AD). DESIGN: Longitudinal, 6-month study. SETTING: Nursing home (NH). PARTICIPANTS: 75 NH residents with AD and agitation, randomized to citalopram (n = 25), quetiapine (n = 25), or olanzapine (n = 25). MEASUREMENTS: Changes in Neuropsychiatric Inventory (NPI) agitation subscale score and the modified Alzheimer Disease Cooperative Study-Clinical Global Impression of Change (mADCS-CGIC) were used to assess treatment efficacy...
July 21, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739052/a-51-item-calcium-focused-food-frequency-questionnaire-is-a-reliable-tool-to-assess-dietary-calcium-intake-in-postmenopausal-women
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Angel M Ong, Hope A Weiler, Michelle Wall, David Goltzman, Susan J Whiting, Stella S Daskalopoulou, Suzanne N Morin
Given the lack in a valid biomarker to assess dietary calcium intake (dCai), reproducible estimation of usual dCai is crucial for better understanding of its interaction with health outcomes in specific populations. This study tested the hypothesis that a calcium-focused food frequency questionnaire (FFQ) may be used to estimate dCai of women ≥50 years residing in a multicultural environment (Montreal, Canada). One hundred and eight women (age, 63.1±7.7 years; 98% postmenopausal) completed the FFQ twice and 4 nonconsecutive 24-hour recalls (24HRs) over 1 month...
July 2017: Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738807/sexual-violence-against-female-university-students-in-ethiopia
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Yohannes Mehretie Adinew, Mihiret Abreham Hagos
BACKGROUND: Though many women are suffering the consequences of sexual violence, only few victims speak out as it is sensitive and prone to stigma. This lack of data made it difficult to get full picture of the problem and design proper interventions. Thus, the aim of this study was to assess the prevalence and factors associated with sexual violence among female students of Wolaita Sodo University, south Ethiopia. METHODS: Institution based cross-sectional study was conducted among 462 regular female Wolaita Sodo University students on April 7/2015...
July 24, 2017: BMC International Health and Human Rights
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738746/how-do-clinical-competency-committees-use-different-sources-of-data-to-assess-residents-performance-on-the-internal-medicine-milestones-a-mixed-methods-pilot-study
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Andem Ekpenyong, Elizabeth Baker, Ilene Harris, Ara Tekian, Richard Abrams, Shalini Reddy, Yoon Soo Park
PURPOSE: This study examines how Clinical Competency Committees (CCCs) synthesize assessment data to make judgments about residents' clinical performances. METHODS: Between 2014 and 2015, after four six-month reporting periods to the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), 7 of 16 CCC faculty at Rush University Medical Center completed questionnaires focused on their perspectives about rating residents on their achievement of the milestones and participated in a focus group...
July 25, 2017: Medical Teacher
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738458/-associations-between-season-of-birth-and-age-both-at-menarche-and-at-menopause
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J H Si, R R Meng, J Lyu, Y Guo, Z Bian, C Q Yu, L Yang, Y L Tan, P Pei, J S Chen, Z M Chen, L M Li
Objective: To examine the associations between season of birth and factors as age at menarche, age at menopause and reproductive span. Methods: A total of 285 186 female from the China Kadoorie Biobank, with complete data on critical variables and had menarche at 9-18 years old, were included. A total of 132 373 female with natural menopause were included for the analysis on age at menopause and reproductive span. Multiple linear regression models were used to assess the associations of birth season and the age at menarche, menopause, and reproductive span...
July 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738262/systematic-review-of-community-health-impacts-of-mountaintop-removal-mining
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Abee L Boyles, Robyn B Blain, Johanna R Rochester, Raghavendhran Avanasi, Susan B Goldhaber, Sofie McComb, Stephanie D Holmgren, Scott A Masten, Kristina A Thayer
BACKGROUND: The objective of this evaluation is to understand the human health impacts of mountaintop removal (MTR) mining, the major method of coal mining in and around Central Appalachia. MTR mining impacts the air, water, and soil and raises concerns about potential adverse health effects in neighboring communities; exposures associated with MTR mining include particulate matter (PM), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), metals, hydrogen sulfide, and other recognized harmful substances...
July 21, 2017: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738121/incidence-risks-and-types-of-infections-in-pediatric-long-term-care-facilities
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Lisa Saiman, Philip Maykowski, Meghan Murray, Bevin Cohen, Natalie Neu, Haomioa Jia, Gordon Hutcheon, Edwin Simpser, Linda Mosiello, Luis Alba, Elaine Larson
Importance: The population of infants, children, and adolescents cared for at pediatric long-term care facilities is increasing in complexity and size and thus consumes substantial health care resources. Infections are a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in this population, but few recent data describe their incidence and effects. Objectives: To describe the types of infections diagnosed in residents of pediatric long-term care facilities, calculate infection rates, and identify risk factors for respiratory tract infections (RTIs)...
July 24, 2017: JAMA Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737834/vitamin-k-antagonists-versus-low-molecular-weight-heparin-for-the-long-term-treatment-of-symptomatic-venous-thromboembolism
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REVIEW
Alina Andras, Adriano Sala Tenna, Marlene Stewart
BACKGROUND: People with venous thromboembolism (VTE) generally are treated for five days with intravenous unfractionated heparin or subcutaneous low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH), followed by three months of vitamin K antagonists (VKAs). Treatment with VKAs requires regular laboratory measurements and carries risk of bleeding; some patients have contraindications to such treatment. Treatment with LMWH has been proposed to minimise the risk of bleeding complications. This is the second update of a review first published in 2001...
July 24, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737273/recovery-free-of-heart-failure-after-acute-coronary-syndrome-and-coronary-revascularization
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Alec Falkenham, Manu K Saraswat, Chloe Wong, Kareem Gawdat, Tanya Myers, Jahanara Begum, Karen J Buth, Ian Haidl, Jean Marshall, Jean-Francois Légaré
AIMS: Previous studies have examined risk factors for the development of heart failure (HF) subsequent to acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Our study seeks to clarify the clinical variables that best characterize patients who remain free from HF after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery for ACS to determine novel biological factors favouring freedom from HF in prospective translational studies. METHODS AND RESULTS: Nova Scotia residents (1995-2012) undergoing CABG within 3 weeks of ACS were included...
July 24, 2017: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737141/designing-and-validation-of-a-hindi-language-parent-self-report-developmental-screening-tool
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Rahul Jain, Anshita Arora, Rohit Anand, Shahzadi Malhotra, Medha Mittal, Monica Juneja
AIM: To design and validate Hindi-language parent self-report developmental screening questionnaires for 9-month and 18-month-old Indian children. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SETTING: Tertiary-care pediatric hospital from April 2014 to March 2016. PARTICIPANTS: In each age group (9-month and 18-month), 45 children were enrolled for designing of questionnaires (30 for obtaining parental observations of current development and 15 for pre-testing)...
July 15, 2017: Indian Pediatrics
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