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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282266/senior-high-cost-healthcare-users-resource-utilization-and-outcomes-a-protocol-of-a-retrospective-matched-cohort-study-in-canada
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Sergei Muratov, Justin Lee, Anne Holbrook, J Michael Paterson, Jason Robert Guertin, Lawrence Mbuagbaw, Tara Gomes, Wayne Khuu, Priscila Pequeno, Andrew P Costa, Jean-Eric Tarride
INTRODUCTION: Senior high-cost users (HCUs) are estimated to represent 60% of all HCUs in Ontario, Canada's most populous province. To improve our understanding of individual and health system characteristics related to senior HCUs, we will examine incident senior HCUs to determine their incremental healthcare utilisation and costs, characteristics of index hospitalisation episodes, mortality and their regional variation across Ontario. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: A retrospective, population-based cohort study using administrative healthcare records will be used...
December 26, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29258356/grave-fraudulence-in-medical-device-research-a-narrative-review-of-the-pin-seeding-study-for-the-pinnacle-hip-system
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Joan E Steffen, Ella A Fassler, Kevin J Reardon, David S Egilman
In 2001, DePuy, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson (J&J/DePuy), initiated a seeding study called the "Multi-center, Prospective, Clinical Evaluation of Pinnacle Acetabular Implants in Total Hip Arthroplasty" (PIN Study). J&J/DePuy designed this study to develop new business opportunities during the launch of their Pinnacle Hip System (PHS) and generate survivorship data for marketing. This article, the first review of a seeding trial for a medical device, examines internal company documents relating to the PIN Study; the analysis herein focuses on the integrity of J&J/DePuy's research practices in conception, implementation, and analysis...
2018: Accountability in Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242045/defining-the-applicant-pool-for-postgraduate-year-2-categorical-general-surgery-positions
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Weston Stover, Sujata Gill, Kim Schenarts, A Alfred Chahine
OBJECTIVE: In the spring of 2010, a categorical general surgery postgraduate year (PGY)-2 position became available at our academic medical center secondary to attrition of a PGY-1 resident. We sought to study the unique characteristics of applicants to that position and to describe the selection process with hopes to stimulate additional studies about the unique challenges of recruiting applicants into advanced standing positions. DESIGN: Applications were received via e-mail and reviewed to characterize the applicant pool...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197487/no-352-technical-update-the-role-of-early-comprehensive-fetal-anatomy-ultrasound-examination
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Ori Nevo, Richard Brown, Phyllis Glanc, Ken Lim
OBJECTIVE: This guideline presents an evidence-based technical update and recommendations for the performance of early comprehensive fetal anatomic scanning (ECFAS) at 11 to 16 weeks' gestation. OPTIONS: Patients at high risk for fetal anomalies and in whom traditional mid-second trimester transabdominal imaging may be challenging or who may benefit from earlier identification of fetal anomalies may be suitable for early fetal anatomy scanning. OUTCOMES: This practice may result in earlier identification of fetal anomalies and provide earlier intervention options in high-risk populations and/or in populations where mid-second trimester transabdominal scanning is challenging...
December 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29190402/resident-and-residency-characteristics-associated-with-self-reported-preparedness-for-population-health-management
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Erica K Schuster, Lars E Peterson
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Population health management (PHM) is an important function of primary care with potential to improve outcomes and decrease costs, but is also among the most difficult strategies to implement in both practices and residency training. Our objective was to determine resident and residency program characteristics associated with graduates' reported preparation to perform PHM. METHODS: We used data from the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) Certification Examination registration questionnaire in 2014 and 2015 and ABFM administrative data...
November 2017: Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180562/the-single-graduate-medical-education-gme-accreditation-system-will-change-the-future-of-the-family-medicine-workforce
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Michael R Peabody, Thomas R O'Neill, Aimee R Eden, James C Puffer
BACKGROUND: Due to the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)/American Osteopathic Association (AOA) single-accreditation model, the specialty of family medicine may see as many as 150 programs and 500 trainees in AOA-accredited programs seek ACGME accreditation. This analysis serves to better understand the composition of physicians completing family medicine residency training and their subsequent certification by the American Board of Family Medicine. METHODS: We identified residents who completed an ACGME-accredited or dual-accredited family medicine residency program between 2006 and 2016 and cross-tabulated the data by graduation year and by educational background (US Medical Graduate-MD [USMG-MD], USMG-DO, or International Medical Graduate-MD [IMG-MD]) to examine the cohort composition trend over time...
November 2017: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine: JABFM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168884/transformation-of-a-geriatric-department-in-china
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Birong Dong, Jirong Yue, Li Cao, Ming Yang, Ning Ge, Hao Qiukui, Lujia He, Ying Wang, Joseph H Flaherty
China has the world's largest elderly population, and the oldest-old population, with a current disability rate greater than 50%, will triple in the next 35 years. The field of geriatrics is young, because almost all geriatric departments were established after 2000, and so faces many challenges. Management of diseases and hospital care is the focus. Senior physicians were trained in other subspecialties, such as pulmonary or cardiology, and junior physicians entered geriatrics departments as masters or doctorate students after medical school...
November 23, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168005/a-survey-by-the-european-society-of-breast-imaging-on-the-utilisation-of-breast-mri-in-clinical-practice
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Paola Clauser, Ritse Mann, Alexandra Athanasiou, Helmut Prosch, Katja Pinker, Matthias Dietzel, Thomas H Helbich, Michael Fuchsjäger, Julia Camps-Herrero, Francesco Sardanelli, Gabor Forrai, Pascal A T Baltzer
OBJECTIVES: While magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is considered a helpful diagnostic tool in breast imaging, discussions are ongoing about appropriate protocols and indications. The European Society of Breast Imaging (EUSOBI) launched a survey to evaluate the utilisation of breast MRI in clinical practice. METHODS: An online survey reviewed by the EUSOBI board and committees was distributed amongst members. The questions encompassed: training and experience; annual breast MRI and MRI-guided-intervention workload; examination protocols; indications; reporting habits and preferences...
November 22, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156150/effect-of-shift-schedule-and-volume-on-interpretive-accuracy-a-retrospective-analysis-of-2-9-million-radiologic-examinations
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Tarek N Hanna, Christine Lamoureux, Elizabeth A Krupinski, Scott Weber, Jamlik-Omari Johnson
Purpose To determine whether there is an association between radiologist shift length, schedule, or examination volume and interpretive accuracy. Materials and Methods This study was institutional review board approved and HIPAA compliant. A retrospective analysis of all major discrepancies from a 2015 quality assurance database of a teleradiology practice was performed. Board-certified radiologists provided initial preliminary interpretations. Discrepancies were identified during a secondary review by a practicing radiologist or through an internal quality assurance process and were vetted through a consensus radiology quality assurance committee...
November 20, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141616/contextual-factors-and-clinical-reasoning-differences-in-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-reasoning-in-board-certified-versus-resident-physicians
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Elexis McBee, Temple Ratcliffe, Katherine Picho, Lambert Schuwirth, Anthony R Artino, Ana Monica Yepes-Rios, Jennifer Masel, Cees van der Vleuten, Steven J Durning
BACKGROUND: The impact of context on the complex process of clinical reasoning is not well understood. Using situated cognition as the theoretical framework and videos to provide the same contextual "stimulus" to all participants, we examined the relationship between specific contextual factors on diagnostic and therapeutic reasoning accuracy in board certified internists versus resident physicians. METHODS: Each participant viewed three videotaped clinical encounters portraying common diagnoses in internal medicine...
November 15, 2017: BMC Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139032/radium-biophysics-and-radiobiology-tracing-the-history-of-radiobiology-in-twentieth-century-china
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Christine Yi Lai Luk
Radiobiology assesses the biological hazards of exposure to radioactive substances and nuclear radiation. This article explores the history of radiobiology in twentieth-century China by examining the overlapping of radium research and biophysics, from roughly the 1920s Nationalist period to the 1960s Communist period; from the foreign purchase of radium by the Rockefeller Foundation's China Medical Board during the Republican era, to the institutional establishment of radiobiology as a subset of biophysics in the People's Republic...
November 2, 2017: History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128938/liver-fibrosis-noninvasive-assessment-using-supersonic-shear-imaging-and-fib4-index-in-patients-with-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
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Hirohito Takeuchi, Katsutoshi Sugimoto, Hisashi Oshiro, Kunio Iwatsuka, Shin Kono, Yu Yoshimasu, Yoshitaka Kasai, Yoshihiro Furuichi, Kentaro Sakamaki, Takao Itoi
PURPOSE: Shear wave elastography (SWE) has been validated in chronic hepatitis C and B; however, limited data are available in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). This study aimed to evaluate the accuracy of SWE and FIB4 index for the diagnosis of fibrosis in a cohort of consecutive patients with biopsy-proven NAFLD, and to evaluate the effects of other histologic parameters on SWE measurement. METHODS: Written informed consent was obtained from all patients, and this study was approved by our internal review board and ethics committee...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097172/beyond-250-a-comprehensive-strategy-to-maximize-the-operative-experience-for-junior-residents
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James M Healy, Mark W Maxfield, Daniel G Solomon, Walter E Longo, Peter S Yoo
OBJECTIVES: Among surgical educators, duty-hour restrictions led to concern regarding the adequacy of operative experience during residency, especially for junior residents. The American Board of Surgery recently instituted guidelines mandating "a minimum of 250 operations by the end of the PGY-2 year". A series of programmatic and institutional changes were implemented at our institution to augment the junior resident operative experience and to exceed compliance with this mandate. METHODS: Operative data from Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education case logs for categorical and nondesignated preliminary interns from our large academic surgical residency were identified for 5 consecutive academic years, 2011 until 2016...
October 30, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091976/what-s-the-purpose-of-rounds-a-qualitative-study-examining-the-perceptions-of-faculty-and-students
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Oliver Hulland, Jeanne Farnan, Raphael Rabinowitz, Lisa Kearns, Michele Long, Bradley Monash, Priti Bhansali, H Barrett Fromme
BACKGROUND: Rounds are a critical activity on any inpatient service, but there is little literature describing the purpose of rounds from the perspective of faculty and trainees in teaching hospitals. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate and compare the perceptions of pediatric and internal medicine attendings and medical students regarding the purpose of inpatient attending rounds. METHODS: The authors conducted 10 semistructured focus groups with attendings and medical students in the spring of 2014 at 4 teaching hospitals...
November 2017: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091751/interreader-reliability-of-li-rads-version-2014-algorithm-and-imaging-features-for-diagnosis-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-a-large-international-multireader-study
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Kathryn J Fowler, An Tang, Cynthia Santillan, Mythreyi Bhargavan-Chatfield, Jay Heiken, Reena C Jha, Jeffrey Weinreb, Hero Hussain, Donald G Mitchell, Mustafa R Bashir, Eduardo A C Costa, Guilherme M Cunha, Laura Coombs, Tanya Wolfson, Anthony C Gamst, Giuseppe Brancatelli, Benjamin Yeh, Claude B Sirlin
Purpose To determine in a large multicenter multireader setting the interreader reliability of Liver Imaging Reporting and Data System (LI-RADS) version 2014 categories, the major imaging features seen with computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance (MR) imaging, and the potential effect of reader demographics on agreement with a preselected nonconsecutive image set. Materials and Methods Institutional review board approval was obtained, and patient consent was waived for this retrospective study. Ten image sets, comprising 38-40 unique studies (equal number of CT and MR imaging studies, uniformly distributed LI-RADS categories), were randomly allocated to readers...
January 2018: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053439/factors-influencing-indonesian-women-s-use-of-maternal-health-care-services
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Anna Kurniati, Ching-Min Chen, Ferry Efendi, Sarni Maniar Berliana
Employing the 2012 Indonesia Demographic and Health Survey data, we aimed to examine factors influencing married women to use maternity services. Data of married women who had given birth in the last five years before the survey were included in the analysis (n = 14,672). Factors of education, employment, women's age at first marriage, age at first birth, spousal education difference, contraceptive use, place of residence, and woman's attitude toward wife beating were associated with the use of antenatal care, institutional delivery, and postnatal care services...
October 20, 2017: Health Care for Women International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051902/trends-in-surgical-practices-for-lateral-epicondylitis-among-newly-trained-orthopaedic-surgeons
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Dean Wang, Ryan M Degen, Christopher L Camp, Michael H McGraw, David W Altchek, Joshua S Dines
BACKGROUND: Much controversy exists regarding the optimal surgical intervention for lateral epicondylitis because of a multitude of options available and the lack of comparative studies. Knowledge of the current practice trends would help guide the design of comparative studies needed to determine which surgical technique results in the best outcome. PURPOSE: To review the latest practice trends for the surgical treatment of lateral epicondylitis among newly trained surgeons in the United States utilizing the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) database...
October 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051881/fracture-management-in-pyknodysostosis-a-rare-case-report
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G Subramanya Gandhi, V Vijayanarasimhan, Lionel John, S Kailash, E Sathish Balaji
INTRODUCTION: Pyknodysostosis is congenital osteosclerotic skeletal dysplasia of a rare entity. It is an autosomal recessive disease which presents with short stature and generalized osteosclerosis of skeleton as result of decreased bone turnover. Here, the authors report a case of pyknodysostosis who presented to our emergency room with a pathological fracture in the shaft of the femur for which operative intervention was carried out. CASE REPORT: A 30-year-old female presented to our emergency room with a history of trivial injury to right thigh region and was diagnosed as fracture in her right femur shaft region...
May 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045276/impact-of-required-versus-self-directed-use-of-virtual-patient-cases-on-clerkship-performance-a-mixed-methods-study
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Sarang Kim, Laura R Willett, Wilbur J Pan, Joyce Afran, John A Walker, Judy A Shea
PURPOSE: To explore how students use and benefit from virtual patient cases (VPCs). METHOD: In academic years 2013-2014 and 2014-2015, cohorts of students in pediatrics (Peds), family medicine (FM), and internal medicine (IM) clerkships were allocated to either core required use (CRU) or self-directed use (SU) of MedU VPCs. Outcomes included number and time of case review, student perception of learning from VPCs, National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) subject examination scores, and summative clinical ratings for medical knowledge and differential diagnoses/problem solving...
October 17, 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042391/korean-obesity-surgical-treatment-study-kobess-protocol-of-a-prospective-multicentre-cohort-study-on-obese-patients-undergoing-laparoscopic-sleeve-gastrectomy-and-roux-en-y-gastric-bypass
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Young Suk Park, Do Joong Park, Joo Ho Lee, Hyuk-Joon Lee, Tae Kyung Ha, Yong-Jin Kim, Seung-Wan Ryu, Sang-Moon Han, Moon-Won Yoo, Sungsoo Park, Sang-Uk Han, Yoonseok Heo
INTRODUCTION: Bariatric surgery effectively induces long-term weight loss in Western populations. However, its effectiveness in Asians remains to be confirmed objectively. The Korean Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery proposes the first prospective cohort study on Koreans undergoing bariatric surgery. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: The Korean OBEsity Surgical treatment Study (KOBESS) is a prospective, multicentre, single-arm, observational, cohort study on morbidly obese patients who undergo primary sleeve gastrectomy or Roux-en-Y gastric bypass in Korea...
October 16, 2017: BMJ Open
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