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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222843/association-of-california-mastitis-test-scores-with-intramammary-infection-status-in-lactating-dairy-cows-admitted-to-a-veterinary-teaching-hospital
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S A Kandeel, D E Morin, C D Calloway, P D Constable
BACKGROUND: Subclinical mastitis is of concern in veterinary hospitals because contagious mastitis pathogens might be unknowingly transmitted to susceptible cows and then back to their farm of origin. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the California mastitis test (CMT) as an indicator of intramammary infection (IMI) in lactating dairy cows admitted to a veterinary hospital. ANIMALS: A total of 139 admissions of 128 lactating dairy cows admitted to the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital over a 2-year period...
December 9, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218318/patient-comfort-scores-do-not-affect-endoscopist-behavior-during-colonoscopy-while-trainee-involvement-has-negative-effects-on-patient-comfort
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Brian P H Chan, Amanda Hussey, Natalie Rubinger, Lawrence C Hookey
Introduction : Patient comfort is an important part of endoscopy and reflects procedure quality and endoscopist technique. Using the validated, Nurse Assisted Patient Comfort Score (NAPCOMS), this study aimed to determine whether the introduction of NAPCOMS would affect sedation use by endoscopists. Patients and methods : The study was conducted over 3 phases. Phase One and Two consisted of 8 weeks of endoscopist blinded and aware data collection, respectively...
December 2017: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205513/observations-on-the-inconsistency-of-dermatome-maps-and-its-effect-on-knowledge-and-confidence-in-clinical-students
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D Challoumas, A Ferro, A Walker, C Brassett
INTRODUCTION: Dermatomes are an important component of medical curricula and clinical practice. In addition to the intrinsic complexity of dermatome maps, their discrepancies in the literature make their learning among students even more difficult. These discrepancies are particularly evident in the lower deltoid ("regimental badge" area) and upper back. The aims of our study were firstly to identify and compare published versions of the dermatome map focusing on depictions of the "regimental badge" area and upper back, secondly to assess the perceived confidence and knowledge of dermatomes among medical students, and finally to create and introduce a simplified dermatome map...
December 5, 2017: Clinical Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203458/evaluating-in-car-movements-in-the-design-of-mindful-commute-interventions-exploratory-study
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Pablo Enrique Paredes, Nur Al-Huda Hamdan, Dav Clark, Carrie Cai, Wendy Ju, James A Landay
BACKGROUND: The daily commute could be a right moment to teach drivers to use movement or breath towards improving their mental health. Long commutes, the relevance of transitioning from home to work, and vice versa and the privacy of commuting by car make the commute an ideal scenario and time to perform mindful exercises safely. Whereas driving safety is paramount, mindful exercises might help commuters decrease their daily stress while staying alert. Increasing vehicle automation may present new opportunities but also new challenges...
December 4, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202120/health-literacy-universal-precautions-are-still-a-distant-dream-analysis-of-u-s-data-on-health-literate-practices
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Lan Liang, Cindy Brach
Background: Experts have recommended the adoption of health literacy universal precautions, whereby health care providers make all health information easier to understand, confirm everyone's comprehension, and reduce the difficulty of health-related tasks. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services selected three health literate practices to track progress in the adoption of health literacy universal precautions. Objectives: This study sought to examine whether there has been an increase in the delivery of health literate care and whether recommendations for health literacy universal precautions are being followed...
October 2017: Health Literacy Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197602/continuous-flow-perfused-cadaver-model-for-endovascular-training-research-and-development
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Amrita Sarkar, Richa Kalsi, Joseph D Ayers, Charles B Drucker, Vaidehi Kaushal, William Sutton, Robert S Crawford
BACKGROUND: Endovascular simulation employing computer, animal, and static models are common and useful adjuncts for teaching endovascular procedures and developing novel, complex endovascular techniques. Unfortunately, these models lack realistic haptic feedback and thus do not faithfully replicate many of the technical challenges associated with clinical endovascular procedures (e.g., arterial calcification, rigidity, and stenosis). We sought to develop a realistic and reproducible perfused cadaver model for endovascular training, device development and research...
November 29, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197309/objective-structured-clinical-examination-based-teaching-of-the-musculoskeletal-examination
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Trishul Siddharthan, Sarita Soares, Hilary H Wang, Stephen R Holt
OBJECTIVES: Musculoskeletal complaints are the most common presenting illnesses in primary care settings, yet physicians often are underprepared to manage such complaints. We sought to create and evaluate an objective structured clinical examination (OSCE)-based musculoskeletal workshop designed to simultaneously educate medical students and internal medicine residents, enlisting volunteer medical students as standardized patients (SPs). METHODS: The setting for the study was the Yale Primary Care Residency Program...
December 2017: Southern Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29192599/medical-laboratory-technician-professional-pathologies-a-2006-2016-literature-review
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Richard Pougnet, Brice Loddé, Marie Uguen, Bénédicte Sawicki, Laurence Pougnet
The trade of laboratory technician (TL) exposes to many risks to health, because of biological or chemical or physical exposures. But the TL occupation is constantly evolving, the techniques are constantly changing. The purpose of this article is to take stock of the occupational TL pathologies which were recently described in the literature. This is a literature review, based on Medline® and Scopus® medical databases, on publications between 01/01/2006 and 31/12/2016. The research was conducted in French and English...
December 1, 2017: Annales de Biologie Clinique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29185600/indications-of-comprehensiveness-in-the-pedagogical-relationship-a-design-to-be-constructed-in-nursing-education
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Margarete Maria de Lima, Kenya Schmidt Reibnitz, Daiana Kloh, Jussara Gue Martini, Vania Marli Schubert Backes
OBJECTIVE: To analyze how the indications of comprehensiveness translate into the teaching-learning process in a nursing undergraduate course. METHOD: Qualitative case study carried out with professors of a Nursing Undergraduate Course. Data collection occurred through documentary analysis, non-participant observation and individual interviews. Data analysis was guided from an analytical matrix following the steps of the operative proposal. RESULTS: Eight professors participated in the study...
November 27, 2017: Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da U S P
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152875/effectiveness-of-the-teach-back-method-for-improving-the-health-literacy-of-senior-citizens-in-nursing-homes
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Yong-Bing Liu, Yan-Fei Li, Liu Liu, Yan-Li Chen
AIM: To explore the effectiveness of the teach-back method for improving the health literacy of older adults in nursing homes in Ürümqi, the capital of Xinjiang, China. METHODS: Among the 27 registered nursing homes, 10 were selected randomly by size and divided into the intervention and control groups. A total of 127 older adults in the intervention group and 136 in the control group met the inclusion criteria. The intervention and control groups were educated by using the teach-back and traditional methods, respectively, in this 6 month study...
November 20, 2017: Japan Journal of Nursing Science: JJNS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121852/an-informatics-approach-to-interprofessional-management-of-low-back-pain-a-feasibility-study-using-the-omaha-system
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Robin R Austin, Karen A Monsen, Craig Schulz
BACKGROUND: Low back pain (LBP) is a complex health care issue that often involves multiple providers across various care settings. Health information technology (HIT) holds promise to improve care delivery by providing infrastructure for communication, clinical documentation, and management of patient data. Standardized terminology is essential for interoperability and enables evaluation of clinical data generated by documentation in an electronic health record (EHR). OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to demonstrate the feasibility of mapping evidence-based practice for conservative management of low back pain to the Omaha System and foster inter-professional communication and collaboration among diverse practitioners and patients...
October 6, 2017: Journal of Innovation in Health Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115945/mechanical-strain-to-maxillary-incisors-during-direct-laryngoscopy
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Milo Engoren, Lauryn R Rochlen, Matthew V Diehl, Sarah S Sherman, Elizabeth Jewell, Mary Golinski, Paul Begeman, John M Cavanaugh
BACKGROUND: While most Direct laryngoscopy leads to dental injury in 25-39% of cases. Dental injury occurs when the forces and impacts applied to the teeth exceed the ability of the structures to dissipate energy and stress. The purpose of this study was to measure strain, (which is the change produced in the length of the tooth by a force applied to the tooth) strain rate, and strain-time integral to the maxillary incisors and determine if they varied by experience, type of blade, or use of an alcohol protective pad (APP)...
November 7, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114003/pediatric-patient-centered-transitions-from-hospital-to-home-improving-the-discharge-medication-process
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Leah A Mallory, Noah P Diminick, Jonathan P Bourque, Meredith R Bryden, Jessica L Miller, Nancy M Nystrom, Melanie R Lord, Lorraine L McElwain
OBJECTIVES: Medications prescribed at hospital discharge can lead to patient harm if there are access barriers or misunderstanding of instructions. Filling prescriptions before discharge can decrease these risks. We aimed to increase the percentage of patients leaving the hospital with new discharge medications in hand to 70% by 18 months. METHODS: We used sequential plan-do-study-act cycles from January 2015 to September 2016. We used statistical process control charts to track process measures, new medications filled before discharge, and rates of bedside delivery with pharmacist teaching to the inpatient pediatric unit...
November 7, 2017: Hospital Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107318/a-quality-improvement-project-to-improve-education-provided-by-nurses-to-ed-patients-prescribed-opioid-analgesics-at-discharge
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Daria L Waszak, Ann M Mitchell, Dianxu Ren, Laura A Fennimore
BACKGROUND: The opioid crisis continues to take an unprecedented number of lives and is the top cause of injury death in the United States. The emergency department is a setting where patients with pain seek care and may be prescribed an opioid, yet many patients do not receive evidence-based education about taking their opioid safely. Like many communities across the country, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, has experienced an increased rate of opioid overdoses; from 2015-2016, the number of opioid-related overdose deaths in the county increased by 44%...
October 26, 2017: Journal of Emergency Nursing: JEN: Official Publication of the Emergency Department Nurses Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103367/survey-of-risks-and-benefits-communication-strategies-by-research-nurses
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Lika Nusbaum, Brenda Douglas, Neenah Estrella-Luna, Michael Paasche-Orlow, Karla Damus
BACKGROUND: An ethical, informed consent process requires that potential participants understand the study, their rights, and the risks and benefits. Yet, despite strategies to improve communication, many participants still lack understanding of potential risks and benefits. Investigating attitudes and practices of research nurses can identify ways to improve the informed consent process. RESEARCH QUESTION: What are the attitudes, practices, and preparedness of nurses involved in the informed consent process regarding communication of risks and benefits? RESEARCH DESIGN: A survey was developed and administered online to a national purposive sample of 107 research nurses with experience obtaining informed consent for clinical trials...
January 1, 2017: Nursing Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076693/angiofibroma-in-a-50-year-old-patient
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Syed Shahmeer Raza, Syed Muhammad Owais, Salman Zahid, Ihtisham Ul Haq, Haris Manan, Syeda Fizza Qasim, Farhan Ullah, Asfandiar Shahrukh Hijazi, Osamah Riaz Khan
Juvenile Angiofibroma (JNA) is a benign tumour that tends to bleed and occur in the nasopharynx with most cases occurring in pre-pubertal and adolescent males 10-20 years. We present the case of a 50-year-old male shopkeeper who consulted the ENT out patients' department (OPD) of Khyber Teaching Hospital (KTH) with the chief complaint of right sided nasal obstruction for the last 2.5 months which was associated with two episodes of epistaxis and diplopia which started 2 months back. He complained of right sided frontal and periorbital pain for the last 15 days...
July 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071355/extent-of-dorsolateral-prefrontal-cortex-plasticity-and-its-association-with-working-memory-in-patients-with-alzheimer-disease
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Sanjeev Kumar, Reza Zomorrodi, Zaid Ghazala, Michelle S Goodman, Daniel M Blumberger, Amay Cheam, Corinne Fischer, Zafiris J Daskalakis, Benoit H Mulsant, Bruce G Pollock, Tarek K Rajji
Importance: The extent of dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC) plasticity in Alzheimer disease (AD) and its association with working memory are not known. Objectives: To determine whether participants with AD had impaired DLPFC plasticity compared with healthy control participants, to compare working memory between participants with AD and controls, and to determine whether DLPFC plasticity was associated with working memory. Design, Setting, and Participants: This cross-sectional study included 32 participants with AD who were 65 years or older and met diagnostic criteria for dementia due to probable AD with a score of at least 17 on the Mini-Mental State Examination and 16 age-matched control participants...
October 25, 2017: JAMA Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051721/a-comparison-of-medical-education-in-germany-and-the-united-states-from-applying-to-medical-school-to-the-beginnings-of-residency
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Dmitry Zavlin, Kevin T Jubbal, Jonas G Noé, Bernd Gansbacher
Both Germany and the United States of America have a long tradition of science and medical excellence reaching back as far as the nineteenth century. The same tribute must be paid to the medical educational system in both countries. Despite significant initial similarities and cross-inspiration, the paths from enrolling in a medical university to graduating as a medical doctor in Germany and the US seem to have become much different. To fill a void in literature, the authors' objective therefore is to delineate both structures of medical education in an up-to-date review and examine their current differences and similarities...
2017: German Medical Science: GMS E-journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045245/newborn-safety-bundle-to-prevent-falls-and-promote-safe-sleep
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Bethann Lipke, Gael Gilbert, Heather Shimer, Larry Consenstein, Christine Aris, Lynne Ponto, Susan Lafaver, Christopher Kowal
PURPOSE: At our Baby-Friendly USA hospital, with at least 80% of mothers breastfeeding and rooming-in, it is not uncommon for mothers to fall asleep in their hospital bed while feeding. The aim of this study was to develop a newborn infant safety bundle and evaluate its efficacy in helping reduce unsafe sleep situations while simultaneously preventing newborn falls. STUDY DESIGN AND METHOD: Data were collected in March 2015 using an infant at risk-to-fall instrument prior to nurses initiating the newborn infant safety bundle...
October 17, 2017: MCN. the American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026234/compliance-with-the-guide-for-commissioning-oral-surgery-an-audit-and-discussion
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O Modgill, A Shah
Introduction The Guide for commissioning oral surgery and oral medicine published by NHS England (2015) prescribes the level of complexity of oral surgery and oral medicine investigations and procedures to be carried out within NHS services. These are categorised as Level 1, Level 2, Level 3A and Level 3B. An audit was designed to ascertain the level of oral surgery procedures performed by clinicians of varying experience and qualification working in a large oral surgery department within a major teaching hospital...
October 13, 2017: British Dental Journal
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