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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516404/screening-for-diabetic-eye-disease-among-samoan-adults-a-pilot-study
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V Swetha E Jeganathan, Tim Langford, Lucilla Ah-Ching Sefo, Alex W Hewitt, Nitin Verma
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of diabetic retinopathy in Samoa by piloting a retinal photography screening programme. METHODS: We performed a cross-sectional study of patients with diabetes who presented to the Tupua Tamasese Meaole eye clinic in Apia, Samoa, between May 2011 and September 2011. Study approval was granted by the National Health Service Board of Samoa, the Monash University Human Research Ethics Committee, and the study adhered to the Tenets of the Declaration of Helsinki...
May 17, 2017: Ophthalmology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509711/trends-in-governance-structure-and-activities-among-not-for-profit-u-s-hospitals-2009-2015
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Olena Mazurenko, Taleah Collum, Nir Menachemi
BACKGROUND: In U.S. hospitals, boards of directors (BODs) have numerous governance responsibilities including overseeing hospital activities and guiding strategic decisions. BODs can help hospitals adapt to changes in their markets including those stemming from a shift from fee-for-service to value-based purchasing. The recent increase in market turbulence for hospitals has brought renewed attention to the work of BODs. PURPOSE: The aim of the study was to examine trends in hospital BOD structure and activities and determine whether these changes are commensurate with approaches designed to respond to market pressures...
May 15, 2017: Health Care Management Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502962/treatment-results-of-transurethral-resection-of-the-prostate-by-non-japanese-board-certified-urologists-for-benign-prostate-hyperplasia-analysis-by-resection-volume
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Yasutomo Suzuki, Yuka Toyama, Satoko Nakayama, Shunichiro Nomura, Tadaaki Minowa, Kuniaki Tanabe, Yukihiro Kondo
INTRODUCTION: Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) is the gold standard for surgical treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), but it has complications such as bleeding and transurethral resection syndrome. The treatment results of TURP performed by non-Japanese board-certified urologists were examined, and the results were analyzed according to the resection volume to determine how much resection volume was suitable for non-Japanese board-certified urologists. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 72 cases that underwent TURP for BPH at our hospital were examined...
2017: Journal of Nippon Medical School, Nippon Ika Daigaku Zasshi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502910/balancing-volume-and-duration-of-information-consumption-by-physicians-the-case-of-health-information-exchange-in-critical-care
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Liran Politi, Shlomi Codish, Iftach Sagy, Lior Fink
BACKGROUND: The realization of the potential benefits of health information exchange systems (HIEs) for emergency departments (EDs) depends on the way these systems are actually used. The attributes of volume of information and duration of information processing are important for the study of HIE use patterns in the ED, as cognitive load and time constraints may result in a trade-off between these attributes. Experts and non-experts often use different problem-solving strategies, which may be consequential for their system use patterns...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471818/spectrum-of-diagnosis-and-disposition-of-patients-referred-to-a-pediatric-orthopaedic-center-for-a-diagnosis-of-intoeing
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Shawne Faulks, Kaitlyn Brown, John G Birch
BACKGROUND: Orthopaedic surgeons frequently evaluate otherwise healthy children for concern of intoed gait. Intoeing in otherwise healthy young children due to metatarsus adductus, internal tibial torsion, and increased femoral anteversion do not typically require orthopaedic treatment. This study reviewed the actual diagnosis, management, and disposition of patients referred to a pediatric orthopaedic specialty hospital for a diagnosis of intoeing; the efficacy of an Advanced Practice Provider (APP) assessment program to screen and triage patients with a primary complaint of intoeing; and parental satisfaction with that program...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463165/novel-super-resolution-approach-to-time-resolved-volumetric-4-dimensional-magnetic-resonance-imaging-with-high-spatiotemporal-resolution-for-multi-breathing-cycle-motion-assessment
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Guang Li, Jie Wei, Mo Kadbi, Jason Moody, August Sun, Shirong Zhang, Svetlana Markova, Kristen Zakian, Margie Hunt, Joseph O Deasy
PURPOSE: To develop and evaluate a super-resolution approach to reconstruct time-resolved 4-dimensional magnetic resonance imaging (TR-4DMRI) with a high spatiotemporal resolution for multi-breathing cycle motion assessment. METHODS AND MATERIALS: A super-resolution approach was developed to combine fast 3-dimensional (3D) cine MRI with low resolution during free breathing (FB) and high-resolution 3D static MRI during breath hold (BH) using deformable image registration...
June 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446988/thoracic-surgery-training-in-europe-the-perspective-of-a-trainee
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Anna Elisabeth Frick, Gilbert Massard
Duration and content of Thoracic surgery training differs considerably across Europe, leading to unequal levels of knowledge, skills and attitudes at the time of graduation as a specialist. The European Board of Thoracic Surgery examination strives to overcome these regional differences by offering a diploma to achieve harmonization and equal qualified certification. The HERMES initiative, driven by a joint task force from European Society of Thoracic Surgeons (ESTS) and European Respiratory Society (ERS) is currently establishing a consensual syllabus and curriculum for Thoracic Surgery to standardize content of training and achieve equal levels of qualification all-over Europe...
April 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441678/the-addiction-recovery-clinic-a-novel-primary-care-based-approach-to-teaching-addiction-medicine
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Stephen R Holt, Nora Segar, Dana A Cavallo, Jeanette M Tetrault
PROBLEM: Substance use is highly prevalent in the United States, but little time in the curriculum is devoted to training internal medicine residents in addiction medicine. APPROACH: In 2014, the authors developed and launched the Addiction Recovery Clinic (ARC) to address this educational gap while also providing outpatient clinical services to patients with substance use disorders. The ARC is embedded within the residency primary care practice and is staffed by three to four internal medicine residents, two board-certified addiction medicine specialists, one chief resident, and one psychologist...
May 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439354/residents-procedural-experience-does-not-ensure-competence-a-research-synthesis
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Jeffrey H Barsuk, Elaine R Cohen, Joe Feinglass, William C McGaghie, Diane B Wayne
BACKGROUND: Many medical certifying bodies require that a minimum number of clinical procedures be completed during residency training to obtain board eligibility. However, little is known about the relationship between the number of procedures residents perform and their clinical competence. OBJECTIVE: This study evaluated associations between residents' medical procedure skills measured in a simulation laboratory and self-reported procedure experience and year of training...
April 2017: Journal of Graduate Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419451/do-state-continuing-medical-education-requirements-for-physicians-improve-clinical-knowledge
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Jonathan L Vandergrift, Bradley M Gray, Weifeng Weng
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of state continuing medical education (CME) requirements on physician clinical knowledge. DATA SOURCES: Secondary data for 19,563 general internists who took the Internal Medicine Maintenance of Certification (MOC) examination between 2006 and 2013. STUDY DESIGN: We took advantage of a natural experiment resulting from variations in CME requirements across states over time and applied a difference-in-differences methodology to measure associations between changes in CME requirements and physician clinical knowledge...
April 16, 2017: Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383325/effectiveness-of-written-and-oral-specialty-certification-examinations-to-predict-actions-against-the-medical-licenses-of-anesthesiologists
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Yan Zhou, Huaping Sun, Deborah J Culley, Aaron Young, Ann E Harman, David O Warner
BACKGROUND: The American Board of Anesthesiology administers written and oral examinations for its primary certification. This retrospective cohort study tested the hypothesis that the risk of a disciplinary action against a physician's medical license is lower in those who pass both examinations than those who pass only the written examination. METHODS: Physicians who entered anesthesiology training from 1971 to 2011 were followed up to 2014. License actions were ascertained via the Disciplinary Action Notification Service of the Federation of State Medical Boards...
April 6, 2017: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356743/dynamic-balance-in-children-with-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-and-its-relationship-with-cognitive-functions-and-cerebellum
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Michal Goetz, Jaroslava Paulasova Schwabova, Zdenek Hlavka, Radek Ptacek, Craig Bh Surman
BACKGROUND: Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is linked to the presence of motor deficiencies, including balance deficits. The cerebellum serves as an integrative structure for balance control and is also involved in cognition, including timing and anticipatory regulation. Cerebellar development may be delayed in children and adolescents with ADHD, and inconsistent reaction time is commonly seen in ADHD. We hypothesized that dynamic balance deficits would be present in children with ADHD and they would correlate with attention and cerebellar functions...
2017: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350242/comparison-of-psychopathological-symptoms-in-adolescents-who-experienced-sexual-violence-as-a-victim-and-or-as-a-perpetrator
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Jeannine Ohlert, Corinna Seidler, Thea Rau, Jörg Fegert, Marc Allroggen
Research on sexual violence victims and perpetrators indicates that victims in general are found to report higher levels of psychopathological symptoms, especially internalizing behavior, whereas perpetrators often show externalizing behavior. Little is known, however, about the psychopathology of perpetrators of sexual violence who have also experienced sexual victimization (victim-perpetrators). Thus, the aim of the current study was to examine this group within a sample of adolescents living in residential care or federal boarding schools...
May 2017: Journal of Child Sexual Abuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319734/novel-mechanical-impact-simulator-designed-to-generate-clinically-relevant-anterior-cruciate-ligament-ruptures
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Nathaniel A Bates, Nathan D Schilaty, Christopher V Nagelli, Aaron J Krych, Timothy E Hewett
BACKGROUND: Over 250,000 anterior cruciate ligament ruptures occur each year; therefore, it is important to understand the underlying mechanisms of these injuries. The objective of the current investigation was to develop and analyze an impact test device that consistently produces anterior cruciate ligament failure in a clinically relevant manner. METHOD: A mechanical impact simulator was developed to simulate the ground reaction force impulse generated from landing in a physiologic and clinically relevant manner...
May 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298965/radiology-education-in-europe-analysis-of-results-from-22-european-countries
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Bhavya Rehani, Yi C Zhang, Madan M Rehani, András Palkó, Lawrence Lau, Miriam N Mikhail Lette, William P Dillon
AIM: To assess the state of radiology education across Europe by means of a survey study. METHODS: A comprehensive 23-item radiology survey was distributed via email to the International Society of Radiology members, national radiological societies, radiologists and medical physicists. Reminders to complete the survey were sent and the results were analyzed over a period of 4 mo (January-April 2016). Survey questions include length of medical school and residency training; availability of fellowship and subspecialty training; number of residency programs in each country; accreditation pathways; research training; and medical physics education...
February 28, 2017: World Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292764/adult-and-adolescent-livestock-productive-asset-transfer-programmes-to-improve-mental-health-economic-stability-and-family-and-community-relationships-in-rural-south-kivu-province-democratic-republic-of-congo-a-protocol-of-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Anjalee Kohli, Nancy A Perrin, Mitima Mpanano Remy, Mirindi Bacikenge Alfred, Kajabika Binkurhorhwa Arsene, Mwinja Bufole Nadine, Banyewesize Jean Heri, Mitima Murhula Clovis, Nancy Glass
INTRODUCTION: People living in poverty have limited access to traditional financial institutions. Microfinance programmes are designed to meet this gap and show promise in improving income, economic productivity and health. Our Congolese-US community academic research partnership developed two livestock productive asset transfer programmes, Pigs for Peace (PFP) and Rabbits for Resilience (RFR), to address the interlinked health, social and economic well-being of individuals, their families and communities...
March 14, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261395/fourth-year-medical-school-course-load-and-success-as-a-medical-intern
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Christopher J Richards, Kenneth J Mukamal, Nikki DeMelo, C Christopher Smith
BACKGROUND : The fourth year of medical school has come under recent scrutiny for its lack of structure, cost- and time-effectiveness, and quality of education it provides. Some have advocated for increasing clinical burden in the fourth year, while others have suggested it be abolished. OBJECTIVE : To assess the relationship between fourth-year course load and success during internship. METHODS : We reviewed transcripts of 78 internal medicine interns from 2011-2013 and compared the number of intensive courses (defined as subinternships, intensive care, surgical clerkships, and emergency medicine rotations) with multi-source performance evaluations from the internship...
February 2017: Journal of Graduate Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259501/the-role-costs-and-value-for-money-of-external-consultancies-in-the-health-sector-a-study-of-new-zealand-s-district-health-boards
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Erin Penno, Robin Gauld
Public spending on external consultancies, particularly within the health sector, is highly controversial in many countries. Yet, despite the apparently large sums of money involved, there is little international analysis surrounding the scope of activities of consultants, meaning there is little understanding of how much is spent, for what purpose and with what result. This paper examines spending on external consultancies in each of New Zealand's 20 District Health Boards (DHB). Using evidence obtained from DHBs, it provides an insight into the cost and activities of consultants within the New Zealand health sector, the policies behind their engagement and the processes in place to ensure value for money...
April 2017: Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254673/cervical-lordosis-the-effect-of-age-and-gender
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Ella Been, Sara Shefi, Michalle Soudack
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: The cervical lordosis is of great importance to posture and function. Neck pain and disability is often associated with cervical lordosis malalignment. Surgical procedures involving cervical lordosis stabilization or restoration must take into account age and gender differences in cervical lordosis architecture to avoid further complications. PURPOSE: Therefore, the purpose of the present study was to evaluate differences in the cervical lordosis between males and females from childhood to adulthood...
February 27, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253419/enhancing-transition-to-practice-using-a-valid-and-reliable-evaluation-tool-progressive-orientation-level-evaluation-pole-tool
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Gail K Acuna, Lina H Yoder, Lizely Madrigal-Gonzalez, Patricia S Yoder-Wise
BACKGROUND: Numerous evaluation tools are used to verify nursing competencies, job satisfaction, and leadership qualities separately. One comprehensive tool, the Progressive Orientation Level Evaluation (POLE) tool, measures the increasing complexity of competencies from novice through competent levels. The tool also measures employee satisfaction and engagement to identify potential challenges, stressors, or barriers to transition prior to completion of the post-hiring orientation (on-boarding) process...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing
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