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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801005/pain-and-policy-studies-group-two-decades-of-working-to-address-regulatory-barriers-to-improve-opioid-availability-and-accessibility-around-the-world
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James F Cleary, Martha A Maurer
For two decades, the Pain & Policy Studies Group (PPSG), a global research program at the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center, has worked passionately to fulfil its mission of improving pain relief by achieving balanced access to opioids worldwide. PPSG's early work highlighted the conceptual framework of balance leading to the development of the seminal guidelines and criteria for evaluating opioid policy. It has collaborated at the global level with UN agencies to promote access to opioids and has developed a unique model of technical assistance to help national governments assess regulatory barriers to essential medicines for pain relief and amend existing or develop new legislation that facilitates appropriate and adequate opioid prescribing according to international standards...
August 8, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766951/therapy-for-clostridium-difficile-infection-any-news-beyond-metronidazole-and-vancomycin
#2
C F Manthey, L Eckmann, V Fuhrmann
Infections with Clostridium difficile (CDI) represent a major burden for the health care system. Treatment is generally by antibiotic therapy with metronidazole and vancomycin, but efficacy remains suboptimal. Areas covered: This review discusses established and emerging treatment options for CDI, and current therapeutic guidelines, taking into account disease severity and risk of relapse. Expert commentary: New therapeutic approaches, including antibodies and new classes of antibiotics, and new measures for preventing infection with vaccines are under development in phase II/III clinical trials...
August 11, 2017: Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753825/perceived-role-of-social-media-in-urologic-knowledge-acquisition-among-young-urologists-a-european-survey
#3
Juan Gomez Rivas, Moises Rodriguez Socarras, Giulio Patruno, Pieter Uvin, Francesco Esperto, Paulo Jorge Dinis, Morgan Roupret, Hendrik Borgmann
BACKGROUND: Social media (SoMe) are increasingly being integrated into personal and professional life, with urology being a leading medical specialty in SoMe adoption. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to assess the perceived role of SoMe in urologic knowledge acquisition among young urologists across Europe. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: Members of the European Society of Residents in Urology designed a 20-item online survey via surveymonkey.com. The survey was designed in accordance with Checklist for Reporting Results of Internet E-Surveys (CHERRIES) guidelines and was distributed via e-mail and social media in 23 European countries to urology residents and young urologists...
July 27, 2017: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737984/evaluating-the-training-responsibilities-and-practices-of-p-t-committee-members-and-nonmember-contributors
#4
Ryan Rodriguez, Brett J Kelly, Mary Moody
BACKGROUND: Pharmacy and therapeutics (P&T) committees are responsible for managing drug formularies in numerous health care settings. Although pharmacy practice and health care organizations provide general recommendations of responsibilities and skills for members and nonmember contributors of P&T committees, the study investigators hypothesized that there is diversity in the training, responsibilities, and practices of these members and contributors. OBJECTIVE: To describe the training, responsibilities, and practices of members and nonmember contributors of P&T committees in a variety of health care settings, using an online survey...
August 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728610/breaking-bad-news-in-assisted-reproductive-technology-a-proposal-for-guidelines
#5
Daniela Leone, Julia Menichetti, Lorenzo Barusi, Elisabetta Chelo, Mauro Costa, Luciana De Lauretis, Anna Pia Ferraretti, Claudia Livi, Arne Luehwink, Giovanna Tomasi, Elena Vegni
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 20, 2017: Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717767/breaking-bad-news-in-ethnic-settings-perspectives-of-patients-and-families-in-northern-sri-lanka
#6
Chrishanthi Rajasooriyar, Jenny Kelly, Thanikai Sivakumar, Gowcikan Navanesan, Shahini Nadarasa, Madona Hashanthy Sriskandarajah, Sabe Sabesan
PURPOSE: The discussion of a cancer diagnosis and prognosis often is difficult. This study explored the expectations of Tamil-speaking patients with cancer and their families with respect to receiving their cancer diagnosis in northern Sri Lanka. METHODS: This exploratory, descriptive, qualitative study used semistructured interviews. RESULTS: Thematic analysis identified two major themes: communication and information seeking. The findings illustrate a discrepancy between patient preference for direct disclosure of the diagnosis and that of families...
June 2017: Journal of Global Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693758/the-u-s-online-news-coverage-of-mammography-based-on-a-google-news-search
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REVIEW
Leng Leng Young Lin, Andrew B Rosenkrantz
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: To characterize online news coverage relating to mammography, including articles' stance toward screening mammography. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Google News was used to search U.S. news sites over a 9-year period (2006-2015) based on the search terms "mammography" and "mammogram." The top 100 search results were recorded. Identified articles were manually reviewed. RESULTS: The top 100 news articles were from the following sources: local news outlet (50%), national news outlet (24%), nonimaging medical source (13%), entertainment or culture news outlet (6%), business news outlet (4%), peer-reviewed journal (1%), and radiology news outlet (1%)...
July 7, 2017: Academic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677514/-cardiologists-should-take-this-to-heart-doctors-often-do-not-recognise-stress-as-a-risk-factor-for-cardiovascular-disease
#8
P M J C Kuijpers
The strong association between distress and heart disease is frequently in the news, for example when a celebrity dies after terrible news such as death of a child. Researchers in the Netherlands found that high scores on the Cardiac Anxiety Questionnaire after a myocardial infarction lead to an increased risk of new cardiac events, regardless of underlying cardiac disease severity. Although the brain-heart axis is well known in literature, it is hardly a common subject in daily clinical cardiac practice. Signs and symptoms frequently lead to an 'oculostenotic reflex' instead of proper mental diagnosis...
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675268/-news-about-pericardial-diseases-in-2016
#9
Baris Karpuz, Valèrie Duchatelle, Maxime Tapponnier, Raluca Alexe, Christophe Sierro, Grègoire Girod
The European Society of Cardiology published in 2015 the new Guidelines on the management of pericardial diseases. Based on experts' opinions and recent clinical studies of respectable size, the new guidelines thoroughly revisit the criteria for hospitalization and precisely define severe cases. Another highlight regards medication. From now, first-line medical therapy should include the association of colchicine to the traditional non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or aspirin. The bi-therapy is recommended as soon as the first episode of pericarditis, for duration of 3 months...
September 7, 2016: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557549/clinician-targeted-mobile-apps-in-palliative-care-a-systematic-review
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Salimah H Meghani, Meredith A MacKenzie, Brianna Morgan, Youjeong Kang, Anum Wasim, Saleem Sayani
BACKGROUND: The availability of smartphone applications has increased rapidly including applications related to palliative care. The scope of these available apps has not been synthesized. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to identify and review available palliative care-related smartphone applications for clinicians. DESIGN: Smartphone application platform stores, for example, App Store iOS, Google Play Store, Windows App-Microsoft Store, and Blackberry World App store were searched (December 2016) using relevant key words...
May 30, 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527508/social-media-and-web-presence-for-patients-and-professionals-evolving-trends-and-implications-for-practice
#11
REVIEW
Jose E Barreto, Curtis L Whitehair
The use of social media has become very instinctive to many. It has become part of a daily routine. Enhanced communication, liberated expressions of self, becoming updated with all the trends and news, and marketing promotion are only some of the reasons why most people use social media. Health care providers including physicians should take advantage of these platforms for professional purposes. Social media extends far beyond the famous platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram, used mostly for social connections...
May 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504315/media-reporting-on-suicide-evaluating-the-effects-of-including-preventative-resources-and-psychoeducational-information-on-suicide-risk-attitudes-knowledge-and-help-seeking-behaviors
#12
Caitlin L Williams, Tracy K Witte
We evaluated the effects of exposure to a suicide news article on a variety of outcome variables and whether adhering to one specific media guideline (i.e., including psychoeducational information and preventative resources) buffered any of the negative effects of exposure. Participants were randomly assigned to read one of three articles and then asked to complete a battery of self-report questionnaires. Overall, we found no effect of exposure to a suicide news article, regardless of the inclusion of resources and information, with a few minor exceptions...
May 15, 2017: Suicide & Life-threatening Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501114/evaluation-of-palliative-care-training-and-skills-retention-by-medical-students
#13
Priti P Parikh, Mary T White, Lynne Buckingham, Kathryn M Tchorz
BACKGROUND: Training in palliative and end-of-life care has been introduced in medical education; however, the impact of such training and the retention of skills and knowledge have not been studied in detail. This survey study examines long-term follow-up on end-of-life communication skills training, evaluation, and skills retention in medical students. MATERIALS AND METHODS: During the surgical clerkship, all third-year medical students received communication skills training in palliative care using simulated patients...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412908/news-in-the-indications-of-non-vitamin-k-oral-anticoagulants-according-to-the-guidelines-of-the-american-college-of-chest-physicians-2016
#14
Gabriela Cesarman-Maus, Guillermo J. Ruiz-Argüelles
Antithrombotic guidelines published by the Chest Journal, the official publication of the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP), are continuously updated as clinically relevant information accumulates. The Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines on antithrombotic therapy and prevention of thrombosis were published in 2012. This year, the topic that has been updated pertains to antithrombotic therapy, specifically addressing prophylaxis and treatment of venous thromboembolic (VTE) disease. In this paper, I focus on these guidelines regarding the indications or lack thereof for the use of Non-vitamin K-antagonist Oral Anticoagulants (NOACS), also referred to as Direct-acting Oral Anticoagulants (DOACS)...
April 13, 2017: Current Drug Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411519/-breaking-good-news-neurologists-experiences-of-discussing-sudep-with-patients-in-scotland
#15
Tom Nisbet, Sue Turbull, Sharon Mulhern, Saif Razvi
Since the findings of a Fatal Accident Inquiry (FAI) in 2010, clinicians working in Scotland have been advised to discuss the risk of Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP) with patients immediately or soon after a diagnosis of epilepsy is made. A thematic analysis was used to describe the experiences discussing SUDEP of 10 clinicians (six Consultant Neurologists and four Neurology Registrars) working in Scotland. Contrary to previous research, clinicians appear to be routinely discussing SUDEP in a standardized fashion with newly diagnosed patients and the FAI appears to have instigated this change in practice...
May 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386983/investigating-the-factors-that-affect-the-communication-of-death-related-bad-news-to-people-with-intellectual-disabilities-by-staff-in-residential-and-supported-living-services-an-interview-study
#16
I Tuffrey-Wijne, T Rose
BACKGROUND: Most staff working in intellectual disability services will be confronted with people with intellectual disabilities who need support around death, dying and bereavement. Previous studies suggest that intellectual disability staff tend to protect clients from knowing about death and avoid communication about death. The aims of this study were to gain further insight into the individual, organisational and contextual factors that affect the communication of death-related bad news to people with intellectual disabilities by intellectual disability staff and to develop guidelines for services to enable appropriate communication with clients about death and dying...
August 2017: Journal of Intellectual Disability Research: JIDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372531/panel-1-epidemiology-and-diagnosis
#17
REVIEW
Preben Homøe, Kari Kværner, Janet R Casey, Roger A M J Damoiseaux, Thijs M A van Dongen, Hasantha Gunasekera, Ramon G Jensen, Ellen Kvestad, Peter S Morris, Heather M Weinreich
Objective To create a literature review between 2011 and June 1, 2015, on advances in otitis media (OM) epidemiology and diagnosis (including relevant audiology studies). Data Sources Electronic search engines (PubMed, EMBASE, and Cochrane Library) with a predefined search strategy. Review Methods Articles with appropriate epidemiologic methodology for OM, including acute mastoiditis and eustachian tube dysfunction. Items included OM worldwide and in high-risk populations, OM-related hearing loss, news in OM diagnostics, prenatal risk factors and comorbidities, postnatal risk factors, genetics, microbiological epidemiology, guidelines, and quality of life...
April 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353352/detecting-changes-in-newspaper-reporting-of-suicide-after-a-statewide-social-marketing-campaign
#18
Michele Abbott, Rajeev Ramchand, Margaret Chamberlin, William Marcellino
A social marketing campaign was introduced in California in 2012, promoting media adherence to consensus-based guidelines on reporting about suicide. We examine adherence to these guidelines by applying quantitative scores to articles in California and a national control group in two six-month intervals prior to and following campaign implementation. Utilizing a difference-in-difference approach, we found no significant effect of the campaign, though the type of article content was a significant indicator of the overall score...
March 29, 2017: Health Communication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351083/how-to-escape-from-primary-aldosteronism-news-and-views-on-an-adrenal-disorder-of-salt-retention
#19
REVIEW
Holger S Willenberg
The last years have seen substantial progress in primary aldosteronism (PA), which is the most common cause of secondary hypertension. Many programs have been established around the world to meet the needs in healthcare and the management of patients with PA according to published guidelines and clinical protocols. Systematic analysis of emerging data and meticulous scientific work have informed us on the molecular basis of the disease and helped to characterize hereditary forms of PA. Techniques have been developed to better diagnose PA and to establish genotype-phenotype relationships and their impact on hypertension...
March 2017: Hormone and Metabolic Research, Hormon- und Stoffwechselforschung, Hormones et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343880/-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-in-childhood-changing-definition-and-news-from-the-pediatric-consensus-conference
#20
S Dauger, F Le Bourgeois, J Guichoux, O Brissaud
Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a rapidly progressive hypoxemic respiratory insufficiency induced by alveolar filling mainly caused by alveolocapillary wall disruption, following direct or indirect pulmonary injury. Much less frequent in children than in adults, pediatric intensivists had long applied adult guidelines to their daily practice. In 2015, experts from the Pediatric Acute Lung Injury Consensus Conference (PALICC) published the first international guidelines specifically dedicated to pediatric ARDS...
May 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
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