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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932581/catch-me-if-you-can-how-to-make-the-best-use-of-pleural-effusion
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Lianjun Lin, Qian Han, Zhonghui Liu, Huiying Xu, Yanping Wu, Jixin Zhang, Xinmin Liu
Etiology diagnosis of pleural effusion is a commonly encountered yet challenging problem. How to make the best use of pleural effusion evokes thinking. Myelomatous pleural effusion (MPE) is a rare condition and has been reported sporadically. We report an extremely rare case of multiple myeloma (MM) [IgD-lambda (λ) type, stage III B] with MPE as initial presentation and complicated with massive pericardial effusions during the progression of the disease. Cytological identification of malignant plasma cells in pleural effusion is the most direct method to diagnose MPE...
August 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924688/the-barrier-to-informed-choice-in-cancer-screening-statistical-illiteracy-in-physicians-and-patients
#2
Odette Wegwarth, Gerd Gigerenzer
An efficient health care requires both informed doctors and patients. Our current healthcare system falls short on both counts. Most doctors and patients do not understand the available medical evidence. To illustrate the extent of the problem in the setting of cancer screening: In a representative sample of some 5000 women in nine European countries, 92% overestimated the reduction of breast cancer mortality by mammography by a factor of 10-200, or did not know. For a similar sample of about 5000 men with respect to PSA screening, this number was 89%...
2018: Recent Results in Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869501/the-use-of-a-virtual-online-debating-platform-to-facilitate-student-discussion-of-potentially-polarising-topics
#3
Paul D McGreevy, Vicky Tzioumis, Chris Degeling, Jane Johnson, Robert Brown, Mike Sands, Melissa J Starling, Clive J C Phillips
The merits of students exchanging views through the so-called human continuum exercise (HCE) are well established. The current article describes the creation of the virtual human continuum (VHC), an online platform that facilitates the same teaching exercise. It also reports feedback on the VHC from veterinary science students (n = 38). First-year Doctor of Veterinary Medicine students at the University of Sydney, Australia, trialed the platform and provided feedback. Most students agreed or strongly agreed that the VHC offered: a non-threatening environment for discussing emotive and challenging issues; and an opportunity to see how other people form ideas...
September 2, 2017: Animals: An Open Access Journal From MDPI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820440/medical-students-attitudes-and-beliefs-towards-psychotherapy-a-mixed-research-methods-study
#4
Costas S Constantinou, Maria Georgiou, Maria Perdikogianni
Background: Research findings suggest that attitudes towards psychotherapy predict willingness to seek therapy. However, understanding how medical students think about using and referring their patients for psychotherapy is limited. Aims: The aims of this study are to measure medical students' attitudes towards professional help seeking, and to investigate the reasons for whether or not they would refer their patients to psychotherapy in their future role as doctors. Method: The participants were 127 medical students in their first and second year of the MBBS4 programme at the Cyprus campus of St George's University of London, who completed a self-report measure of attitudes towards psychotherapy and a semi-structured interview...
August 18, 2017: Behavioral Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796840/yes-research-matters
#5
Mari L Shinohara
My father was diagnosed with stomach cancer recently. Luckily, it was still at an early stage, and endoscopic surgery successfully took care of it. My father was fortunate; since people with stomach cancer do not show clear symptoms in the early stages, the disease is often not diagnosed until it becomes advanced. In his case, the diagnosis started from a suggestion by his doctor to check whether he had a gastric infection with Helicobacter pylori, a bacterial species found in the digestive tract. In Japan, where he lives, a majority of gastric cancer patients (more than 99%) have been infected with H...
August 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760685/-leadership-and-management-courses-for-clinicians
#6
Daniel Wichelhaus, Peter Fischer
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the present study was to evaluate the benefit of Leadership and Management Courses for clinicians, specifically which leadership and management contents are beneficial to their daily clinical work and whether these contents support their individual career. METHOD: E-mail invitations to participate in the study were sent to all 543 medical doctors of the University Hospital Hanover, Germany, who had taken part in one of the leadership and management courses offered between June 2005 and June 2015...
August 2017: Zeitschrift Für Evidenz, Fortbildung und Qualität Im Gesundheitswesen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759694/doctorate-of-nursing-practice-students-impressions-of-uses-for-visual-thinking-strategies
#7
Desiree Hensel, Margaret Moorman
Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) is a structured art-viewing technique designed to teach critical thinking and aesthetic appreciation. Literature on how VTS might be used in nursing is just emerging. This qualitative descriptive study examined written responses to how 14 doctorate of nursing practice students thought they might use VTS in their practice after engaging in a classroom session. Three themes emerged for how nurses might use VTS: Facilitating Interpersonal Relationships, Changing Thinking in Practice, and As a Teaching Tool...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751283/clinical-pathologists-and-physician-in-france-which-partnership-and-which-future
#8
Lionel Barrand, Xavier Delabranche
Medical biology is a major area of medical specialization in French health care system. It is going through massive changes in public as in private sector since the 2010 Ballereau edict with the merging of laboratories and new quality standards based on accreditation. We have suggested that physicians had a negative feeling about the restructuring of medical biology in recent years. An electronic questionnaire has been sent to physicians so as to find out what they thought about the evolution of medical biology and to get suggestions to improve the taking care of the patient...
August 1, 2017: Annales de Biologie Clinique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677174/a-qualitative-study-exploring-how-pharmacist-and-nurse-independent-prescribers-make-clinical-decisions
#9
Aseel S Abuzour, Penny J Lewis, Mary P Tully
AIM: To explore how secondary care pharmacist and nurse independent prescribers clinically reason when making prescribing decisions. BACKGROUND: Clinical reasoning is a central component of prescribers' competence and professional autonomy when reaching a clinically appropriate decision. Like doctors, pharmacist and nurse independent prescribers in the United Kingdom have extensive prescribing rights, but little is known about their clinical reasoning. DESIGN: A qualitative approach using a think-aloud methodology and semi-structured interviews...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471713/a-randomized-controlled-trial-comparing-the-letter-project-advance-directive-to-traditional-advance-directive
#10
Vyjeyanthi S Periyakoil, Eric Neri, Helena Kraemer
BACKGROUND: Simpler alternatives to traditional advance directives that are easy to understand and available in multiple formats and can be initiated by patients and families will help facilitate advance care planning. The goal of this study was to compare the acceptability of the letter advance directive (LAD) to the traditional advance directive (TAD) of the state of California. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, AND MEASUREMENTS: A web-based, randomized controlled trial was conducted, in which the participants were randomized to one of two types of advance directives (ADs): the LAD (intervention) or the TAD (control)...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418117/articulating-the-ideal-50-years-of-interprofessional-collaboration-in-medical-education
#11
Elise Paradis, Mandy Pipher, Carrie Cartmill, J Cristian Rangel, Cynthia R Whitehead
CONTEXT: Health care delivery and the education of clinicians have changed immensely since the creation of the journal Medical Education. In this project, we seek to answer the following three questions: How has the concept of collaboration changed over the past 50 years in Medical Education? Have the participants involved in collaboration shifted over time? Has the idea of collaboration itself been transformed over the past 50 years? METHODS: Starting from a constructionist view of scientific discourse, we used directed content analysis to sample, code and analyse 144 collaboration-related articles over the 50-year life span of Medical Education...
April 18, 2017: Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379816/improving-family-medicine-with-thoughtful-research
#12
EDITORIAL
Anne Victoria Neale, Marjorie A Bowman, Dean A Seehusen
This issue is about improving primary health care outcomes, from behavioral health to opioid issues to diagnosing hypertension to providing hope for childhood obesity. It includes hints for integrating behavioral health and care managers into family medicine practices. Opiate prescribing practices vary considerably between Japan and the United States, with helpful insights for our opiate abuse epidemic. Suicidality is high among patients taking opiates. Diagnosing hypertension the recommended way is not easily accomplished...
March 2017: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine: JABFM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356489/how-shared-is-shared-decision-making-a-care-ethical-view-on-the-role-of-partner-and-family
#13
Inge van Nistelrooij, Merel Visse, Ankana Spekkink, Jasmijn de Lange
The aim of shared decision-making (SDM) is to provide information to patients in order to enable them to decide autonomously and freely about treatment together with the doctor, without interference, force or coercion by others. Relatives may be considered as hindering or impeding a patient's own decision. Qualitative-empirical research into lived experience of SDM of patients with cancer, however, problematises the patient's autonomy when facing terminal illness and the need to make decisions regarding treatment...
March 29, 2017: Journal of Medical Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353499/emotional-learning-and-identity-development-in-medicine-a-cross-cultural-qualitative-study-comparing-taiwanese-and-dutch-medical-undergraduates
#14
COMPARATIVE STUDY
Esther Helmich, Huei-Ming Yeh, Chi-Chuan Yeh, Joy de Vries, Daniel Fu-Chang Tsai, Tim Dornan
PURPOSE: Current knowledge about the interplay between emotions and professional identity formation is limited and largely based on research in Western settings. This study aimed to broaden understandings of professional identity formation cross-culturally. METHOD: In fall 2014, the authors purposively sampled 22 clinical students from Taiwan and the Netherlands and asked them to keep audio diaries, narrating emotional experiences during clerkships using three prompts: What happened? What did you feel/think/do? How does this interplay with your development as a doctor? Dutch audio diaries were supplemented with follow-up interviews...
June 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074588/care-under-the-influence
#15
Joseph J Fins, Samantha F Knowlton
A forty-year-old man is brought to the emergency room by his wife at five in the morning, two hours after he fell down the stairs at home, hitting his head and injuring his arm. He tells the ER physician that he got up to get a drink of water and tripped in the dark. His speech is slurred, and he smells strongly of alcohol. Lab results reveal elevated liver enzymes, and his blood alcohol level is 0.1. His medical history is unremarkable. When asked about his alcohol consumption, he says he usually has one or two drinks a night with dinner but that he drinks more on holidays and special occasions...
January 2017: Hastings Center Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990834/-the-challenges-of-diagnostic-reasoning-or-how-doctors-think
#16
REVIEW
Marek Štefan, Aleš Chrdle
Basic overview of diagnostic errors with particular focus on cognitive biases and strategies to minimize or avoid them.
December 0: Casopís Lékar̆ů C̆eských
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981654/knowing-how-we-know-an-epistemological-rationale-for-the-medical-humanities
#17
Neville Chiavaroli
CONTEXT: Although their inclusion in medical curricula internationally is increasing, the medical humanities still face challenges to their role and place in the curriculum. Justifications supporting the inclusion of humanities content, methods and perspectives in medical curricula have generally been proposed along instrumental, intrinsic and critical lines. However, recent literature in the field has turned to 'ways of knowing' as representing an alternative, essentially epistemological, perspective on the matter...
January 2017: Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906527/behavioral-epigenetics
#18
REVIEW
David S Moore
Why do we grow up to have the traits we do? Most 20th century scientists answered this question by referring only to our genes and our environments. But recent discoveries in the emerging field of behavioral epigenetics have revealed factors at the interface between genes and environments that also play crucial roles in development. These factors affect how genes work; scientists now know that what matters as much as which genes you have (and what environments you encounter) is how your genes are affected by their contexts...
January 2017: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. Systems Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894438/how-doctors-think-common-diagnostic-errors-in-clinical-judgment-lessons-from-an-undiagnosed-and-rare-disease-program
#19
REVIEW
Robert M Kliegman, Brett J Bordini, Donald Basel, James J Nocton
The scientific process of analysis and deduction is frequently, often subconsciously, used by physicians to develop a differential diagnosis based on patients' symptoms. Common disorders are most frequently diagnosed in general practice. Rare diseases are uncommon and frequently remain undiagnosed for many years. Cognitive errors in clinical judgment delay definitive diagnosis. Whole-exome sequencing has helped identify the cause of undiagnosed or rare diseases in up to 40% of children. This article provides experiences with an undiagnosed or rare disease program, where detailed data accumulation and a multifaceted analytical approach assisted in diagnosing atypical presentations of common disorders...
February 2017: Pediatric Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843964/exploring-clinical-pharmacists-perception-of-their-impact-on-healthcare-in-khartoum-state-sudan
#20
Anas Mustafa Ahmed Salim, Arwa Hassan Ahmed Elhada, Bashir Elgizoli
OBJECTIVE: The principal aim of this study was to explore the self-perception of clinical pharmacists of their impact on healthcare in Khartoum State, Sudan, how they think doctors perceive their impact, exploring the obstacles that clinical pharmacists are facing, and identifying what clinical pharmacists recommend for a better clinical pharmacy practice in Sudan. METHODS: This was an exploratory cross-sectional study that employed a qualitative method. Individual, in-depth interviews were conducted with a convenient sample of 26 clinical pharmacists working in 14 governmental hospitals in Khartoum State, Sudan, in March 2016...
October 2016: Journal of Research in Pharmacy Practice
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