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Olga Yakusheva, Marianne Weiss
BACKGROUND: Increasing demand for baccalaureate-prepared nurses has led to rapid growth in the number of baccalaureate-granting programs, and to concerns about educational quality and potential effects on productivity of the graduating nursing workforce. We examined the association of individual productivity of a baccalaureate-prepared nurse with the ranking of the degree-granting institution. METHODS: For a sample of 691 nurses from general medical-surgical units at a large magnet urban hospital between 6/1/2011-12/31/2011, we conducted multivariate regression analysis of nurse productivity on the ranking of the degree-granting institution, adjusted for age, hospital tenure, gender, and unit-specific effects...
February 13, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28172819/n820-the-value-and-perception-of-ibd-patients-on-electronic-news-letter-as-a-mode-of-patient-medical-team-communication
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O Haj Natour, N Orbach-Zingboim, B Ungar, D Skenizes, U Kopylov, R Eliakim, S Ben-Horin
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February 1, 2017: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158240/sources-of-information-influencing-the-state-of-the-science-gap-in-hormone-replacement-therapy-usage
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Fiona Chew, Xianwei Wu
OBJECTIVE: Medical reviews and research comprise a key information source for news media stories on medical therapies and innovations as well as for physicians in updating their practice. The present study examined medical review journal articles, physician surveys and news media coverage of hormone replacement therapy (HT) to assess the relationship between the three information sources and whether/if they contributed to a state-of-the-science gap (a condition when the evaluation of a medical condition or therapy ascertained by the highest standards of investigation is incongruent with the science-in-practice such as physician recommendations and patient actions)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151559/an-ethnography-of-managing-emotions-when-talking-about-life-threatening-illness
#4
N E Ayers, V Vydelingum, A Arber
AIM: This ethnographic study was concerned with how dying patients, palliative care staff and family caregivers communicate about life-threatening illness in a palliative care setting in Ethiopia. BACKGROUND: Ethiopia, as a developing country, had few resources for caring for those requiring end-of-life care. However, palliative care was supported by local champions in Ethiopia and by the Federal Ministry of Health. INTRODUCTION: The disclosure of bad news was discouraged because it was believed that such disclosure may lead to unnecessary distress and to loss of hope...
February 2, 2017: International Nursing Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137998/appealing-to-the-crowd-ethical-justifications-in-canadian-medical-crowdfunding-campaigns
#5
Jeremy Snyder, Valorie A Crooks, Annalise Mathers, Peter Chow-White
Medical crowdfunding is growing in terms of the number of active campaigns, amount of funding raised and public visibility. Little is known about how campaigners appeal to potential donors outside of anecdotal evidence collected in news reports on specific medical crowdfunding campaigns. This paper offers a first step towards addressing this knowledge gap by examining medical crowdfunding campaigns for Canadian recipients. Using 80 medical crowdfunding campaigns for Canadian recipients, we analyse how Canadians justify to others that they ought to contribute to funding their health needs...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Medical Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115031/an-evaluation-of-communication-barriers-and-facilitators-at-the-time-of-a-mental-health-diagnosis-a-survey-of-health-professional-practices
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A C Milton, B Mullan, C MacCann, C Hunt
AIMS: To examine health professionals' views and practices relating to the specific barriers to communication that arise at the time of mental health diagnosis, and the strategies used to support individuals throughout this process. METHODS: An online survey of the beliefs and practices of 131 mental health clinicians working in different clinical settings across Australia was conducted. RESULTS: Exploratory factor analysis of the items relating to barriers to communication resulted in three latent factors ('stigma, diagnosis and risk'; 'service structure'; and 'individual circumstances' such as the person receiving the diagnosis being young, having a culturally and linguistically diverse background or being unwell at the time of conversation)...
January 24, 2017: Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109320/celebrities-impact-on-health-related-knowledge-attitudes-behaviors-and-status-outcomes-protocol-for-a-systematic-review-meta-analysis-and-meta-regression-analysis
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Steven J Hoffman, Yasmeen Mansoor, Navneet Natt, Lathika Sritharan, Julia Belluz, Timothy Caulfield, Yoni Freedhoff, John N Lavis, Arya M Sharma
BACKGROUND: Celebrities are highly influential people whose actions and decisions are watched and often emulated by wide audiences. Many celebrities have used their prominent social standing to offer medical advice or endorse health products, a trend that is expected to increase. However, the extent of the impact that celebrities have in shaping the public's health-related knowledge, attitudes, behaviors, and status is unclear. This systematic review seeks to answer the following questions: (1) Which health-related outcomes are influenced by celebrities? (2) How large of an impact do celebrities actually have on these health-related outcomes? (3) Under what circumstances do celebrities produce either beneficial or harmful impacts? METHODS: Ten databases were searched, including MEDLINE, EMBASE, PsycINFO, PubMed, CINAHL, Communication Complete, Sociological Abstracts, Social Sciences Citation Index, Journals @ Scholars Portal, and ProQuest Dissertations & Theses A&I...
January 21, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097527/breast-cancer-screening-and-social-media-a-content-analysis-of-evidence-use-and-guideline-opinions-on-twitter
#8
Anthony Nastasi, Tyler Bryant, Joseph K Canner, Mark Dredze, Melissa S Camp, Neeraja Nagarajan
There is ongoing debate regarding the best mammography screening practices. Twitter has become a powerful tool for disseminating medical news and fostering healthcare conversations; however, little work has been done examining these conversations in the context of how users are sharing evidence and discussing current guidelines for breast cancer screening. To characterize the Twitter conversation on mammography and assess the quality of evidence used as well as opinions regarding current screening guidelines, individual tweets using mammography-related hashtags were prospectively pulled from Twitter from 5 November 2015 to 11 December 2015...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Cancer Education: the Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091834/using-twitter-to-assess-the-public-response-to-the-united-states-preventive-services-task-force-guidelines-on-lung-cancer-screening-with-low-dose-chest-ct
#9
Siddharth Khasnavis, Andrew B Rosenkrantz, Vinay Prabhu
To use Twitter to assess the immediate public response to the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) 2013 draft guidelines on lung cancer screening with low-dose chest CT (LDCT). The number of tweets including the phrases "lung cancer screening," "lung CT," "chest CT," "low dose computed tomography," "low dose CT," or "LDCT" was recorded for 6 days before and after guidelines release. A systematic sample of 172 tweets from the week following release was coded for user type, tweet opinion, linked article source, and article opinion...
January 13, 2017: Journal of Digital Imaging: the Official Journal of the Society for Computer Applications in Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090511/emerging-trends-in-social-media-and-plastic-surgery
#10
REVIEW
Daniel J Gould, Hyuma A Leland, Adelyn L Ho, Ketan M Patel
Social media has increasingly changed the landscape of medicine and surgery and is rapidly expanding its influence in most peoples' lives. The average person spends nearly 2 hours per day using social media, consuming information about everything from family updates to entertainment news to presidential elections. The concentration of consumers on social media platforms has resulted in direct medicine and medical products marketing to consumers. Similarly, social media is increasingly becoming a platform for interaction between physicians and potential patients...
December 2016: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089247/-mid-gut-neuroendocrine-tumors-news-on-medical-treatment
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REVIEW
Marie Dior, Johann Dreanic, Caroline Prieux-Klotz, Bertrand Brieau, Catherine Brezault, Romain Coriat
CONTEXT: Mid gut neuroendocrine tumors (NET) are rare tumors whose incidence is increasing. Curative surgery remains the gold standard for the treatment of NETs of the small intestine. Surgery should be considered as soon as possible even if a metastatic stage is diagnosed. The management of unresectable well-differentiated metastatic NETs of the small intestine recently changed with the publication of trials demonstrating the benefit of targeted therapies and metabolic radiotherapy, leading to a change of practices and update of French and international recommendations...
January 2017: La Presse Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074313/characterizing-clinical-genetic-counselors-countertransference-experiences-an-exploratory-study
#12
Rebecca Reeder, Patricia McCarthy Veach, Ian M MacFarlane, Bonnie S LeRoy
Countertransference (CT) refers to conscious and unconscious emotions, fantasies, behaviors, perceptions, and psychological defenses genetic counselors experience in response to any aspect of genetic counseling situations (Weil 2010). Some authors theorize about the importance of recognizing and managing CT, but no studies solely aim to explore genetic counselors' experiences of the phenomenon. This study examined the extent to which clinical genetic counselors' perceive themselves as inclined to experience CT, gathered examples of CT encountered in clinical situations, and assessed their CT management strategies...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Genetic Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066603/characteristics-of-cardiothoracic-surgeons-practicing-at-the-top-ranked-us-institutions
#13
Carlo Maria Rosati, Leonidas G Koniaris, Daniela Molena, David Blitzer, Katherine W Su, Mohammad Tahboub, Panos N Vardas, Leonard N Girardi, Mario Gaudino
BACKGROUND: We aimed to determine which factors distinguish cardiothoracic (CT) surgeons practicing at the top-ranked US institutions from their peers. METHODS: Using online resources, we collected demographics, training information and academic metrics of 694 cardiac (n=489; 70%) and thoracic (n=205; 30%) surgeons practicing at 57 preeminent US institutions, including those with the highest US News & World Report ranking ("top CT centers"). RESULTS: Two hundred and ninety-nine (43...
November 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062345/tumor-talk-and-child-well-being-perceptions-of-good-and-bad-news-among-parents-of-children-with-advanced-cancer
#14
Angela M Feraco, Veronica Dussel, Liliana Orellana, Tammy I Kang, J Russell Geyer, Abby R Rosenberg, Chris Feudtner, Joanne Wolfe
CONTEXT: Little is known about how parents of children with advanced cancer classify news they receive about their child's medical condition. OBJECTIVE: To develop concepts of "good news" and "bad news" in discussions of advanced childhood cancer from parent perspectives. METHODS: Parents of children with advanced cancer cared for at three children's hospitals were asked to share details of conversations in the preceding 3 months that contained "good news" or "bad news" related to their child's medical condition...
January 3, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060981/-communication-of-medical-errors-to-patients-questions-and-tools
#15
María Luz Bascuñán, Ana María Arriagada
For several years and in many different ways, medical errors have been studied. As expected, the majority of efforts have been directed to prevent clinical errors during the different phases of health care. Nevertheless, less attention has been given to what happens when a negative effect has already occurred. The present work describes the doubts and difficulties that doctors deal with when facing an error and to describe the communicational tools that the literature offers to cope with them. The definition of medical error was the starting point that was used to later analyze the evidence about what, why and how to inform medical errors from an ethical and technical point of view...
September 2016: Revista Médica de Chile
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053360/countries-response-to-who-s-travel-recommendations-during-the-2013-2016-ebola-outbreak
#16
Wendy Rhymer, Rick Speare
OBJECTIVE: To determine how, during the 2013-2016 Ebola outbreak in western Africa, States Parties to the World Health Organization's (WHO) 2005 International Health Regulations (IHR) followed the IHR's international travel recommendations. METHODS: In 2015, we used the Google search engine to investigate the 196 States Parties to the 2005 IHR. Information detailing Ebola-related travel regulations or restrictions of each State Party was sourced first from official government websites and then from travel and news websites...
January 1, 2017: Bulletin of the World Health Organization
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025925/contemporary-trends-in-oral-antiplatelet-agent-use-in-patients-treated-with-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-for-acute-coronary-syndrome
#17
Kibum Kim, Todd A Lee, Daniel R Touchette, Robert J DiDomenico, Amer K Ardati, Surrey M Walton
BACKGROUND: Recent trials demonstrated the efficacy of prasugrel and ticagrelor compared with clopidogrel in the reduction of cardiovascular complications in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). However, it is unclear how use of the 3 antiplatelet medications has changed in commercially insured patients since the advent of the new agents. OBJECTIVES: To (a) describe the adoption of prasugrel and ticagrelor in patients who received percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for the onset of ACS and (b) explore patient factors associated with the selection of the drug to provide insight into utilization patterns of these antiplatelet agents...
January 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011365/prescription-hypnotics-in-the-news-a-study-of-uk-audiences
#18
Jonathan Gabe, Simon J Williams, Catherine M Coveney
In 2012 the UK media reported the results of a paper in the British Medical Journal Open, including the finding that hypnotics increase the risk of 'premature death'. Taking this media coverage as a case study, the paper explores UK people's responses and assesses the implications for the debate about the (de)pharmaceuticalisation of sleep. Two hundred and fifty one posts to the websites of 6 UK newspapers were analysed thematically, along with 12 focus group discussions (n = 51) of newspaper coverage from one UK newspaper...
November 23, 2016: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003834/discharge-against-medical-advice-at-neonatal-intensive-care-unit-in-gujarat-india
#19
Bhanu Devpura, Pranav Bhadesia, Somashekhar Nimbalkar, Sandeep Desai, Ajay Phatak
Objective. We explored reasons for discharged against medical advice (DAMA) of neonates from a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) through in-depth interviews of the parents/guardians. Methods. Of 456 babies admitted to NICU during April 2014 to March 2015, 116 babies were DAMA. Parents of randomly selected 50 babies of these 116, residing within 50 kilometers, were approached for in-depth interviews at their homes. Audio recordings were done and manually transcribed, analyzed in detail to explore common threads leading to DAMA...
2016: International Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27996330/suicide-in-professional-american-football-players-in-the-past-95-years
#20
David Webner, Grant L Iverson
OBJECTIVE: To examine publicly-available information on all identified cases of suicide in active or former American professional football players between 1920 and the spring of 2015. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: Professional American Football in the US. PARTICIPANTS: A cohort of 26 702 athletes who had died, retired or were currently playing in the NFL from nfl.com since 1920 was identified. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Internet queries identifying 26 professional football players who completed suicide...
2016: Brain Injury: [BI]
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