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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549819/rivaroxaban-for-stroke-prevention-in-patients-with-nonvalvular-atrial-fibrillation-and-active-cancer
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Eva S Laube, Anthony Yu, Dipti Gupta, Yimei Miao, Patrick Samedy, Jonathan Wills, Stephen Harnicar, Gerald A Soff, Simon Mantha
Rivaroxaban is broadly used for the primary prevention of stroke and systemic embolism in the general population with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (AF). However, there is little published evidence on the safety and efficacy of rivaroxaban for AF in patients with active cancer. The aim of this study was to assess the safety and efficacy of rivaroxaban in patients with active cancer and AF. The use of rivaroxaban in patients with cancer at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center is monitored in the setting of a Quality Assessment Initiative...
April 27, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549461/the-effect-of-white-coats-and-gender-on-medical-students-perceptions-of-physicians
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Malika Ladha, Aleem Bharwani, Kevin McLaughlin, Henry T Stelfox, Adam Bass
BACKGROUND: Despite the fact that medical schools spend a considerable effort to rate clinical instructors, there is limited evidence regarding the effect of physical characteristics on instructor ratings. White coats have been shown to alter patients' perceptions of physicians although it has not been determined if preceptors who wear white coats are rated differently than their colleagues. METHODS: Second year medical students were administered a questionnaire with four clinical scenarios depicting medical errors accompanied by a picture of a physician of different sexes and ethnicities...
May 26, 2017: BMC Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549459/-a-steep-learning-curve-junior-doctor-perspectives-on-the-transition-from-medical-student-to-the-health-care-workplace
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Nancy Sturman, Zachary Tan, Jane Turner
BACKGROUND: The transition from medical student to hospital-based first year junior doctor (termed "intern" in Australia) is known to be challenging, and recent changes in clinical learning environments may reduce graduate preparedness for the intern workplace. Although manageable challenges and transitions are a stimulus to learning, levels of burnout in junior medical colleagues are concerning. In order to prepare and support medical graduates, educators need to understand contemporary junior doctor perspectives on this transition...
May 26, 2017: BMC Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549409/a-qualitative-study-of-immigrant-women-on-long-term-sick-leave-and-their-experience-of-dignity
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Line Nortvedt, Bernadette Nirmal Kumar, Vibeke Lohne
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to explore if and how immigrant women suffering from chronic pain experience and maintain their dignity, during rehabilitation. METHODS: The study was designed as a field study, with participant observation and in-depth interviews. Participant observations were carried out during a rehabilitation course for 14 immigrant women on an outpatient clinic at a rehabilitation hospital in southern Norway. In-depth interviews were performed after the rehabilitation period...
May 26, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549405/twelve-tips-for-the-implementation-of-epas-for-assessment-and-entrustment-decisions
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Harm Peters, Ylva Holzhausen, Christy Boscardin, Olle Ten Cate, H Carrie Chen
The concept of entrustable professional activities (EPAs) reframes the approach to assessment in competency-based medical education. Key to this concept is the linking of assessment to decision making about entrusting learners with clinical responsibilities. Based on recent literature and the authors' experiences with implementing EPAs, this article provides practical recommendations for how to implement EPAs for assessment and entrustment decisions in the workplace. Tips for supervising clinicians include talking to learners about trust, using EPA descriptions to guide learning and teaching, providing learners with greater ad hoc responsibilities, using EPAs to identify/create opportunities for assessment and feedback, including case-based discussions and acknowledging gut feelings about learner readiness for more autonomy...
May 26, 2017: Medical Teacher
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549113/restrictive-enlargement-of-the-pulmonary-annulus-at-repair-of-tetralogy-of-fallot-a-comparative-10-year-follow-up-study%C3%A2
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Jana Logoteta, Lars Dullin, Jan Hinnerk Hansen, Carsten Rickers, Mona Salehi Ravesh, Abdullah Al Bulushi, Ines Kristo, Philip Wegner, Michael Schumacher, Tim Attmann, Jens Scheewe, Hans-Heiner Kramer
OBJECTIVES: Since 1996, our centre performs restrictive enlargement of the pulmonary annulus at surgical repair of tetralogy of Fallot. A transannular patch is only used if the z-score of the pulmonary annulus is smaller than -2. We sought to determine whether this strategy reduces pulmonary insufficiency (PI) and reoperation rate compared to a nationwide contemporary cohort that has not been operated using a uniform strategy. METHODS: Eighty-seven tetralogy of Fallot patients were included in the study (Group 1)...
May 26, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549017/diagnosis-of-enlarged-extraocular-muscles-when-and-how-to-biopsy
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Ilse Mombaerts, Geoffrey E Rose, David H Verity
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To review current knowledge regarding diagnosis of nonthyroid orbital disorders with extraocular muscle enlargement. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent publications have focused on immunoglobulin G4-related disease as a possible cause of enlarged extraocular muscles, on patterns of strabismus that raise a clinical suspicion of intramuscular lymphoma, and on surgical techniques to access the muscles for tissue biopsy. SUMMARY: With enlarged extraocular muscles, features to distinguish between competing diagnostic possibilities are based on imaging in the context of history and clinical signs...
April 25, 2017: Current Opinion in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547729/doctors-and-nurses-perceptions-of-a-ward-based-pharmacist-in-rural-northern-sweden
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Maria Sjölander, Maria Gustafsson, Gisselle Gallego
Background This project is part of the prospective quasi experimental proof-of-concept investigation of clinical pharmacist intervention study to reduce drug-related problems among people admitted to a ward in a rural hospital in northern Sweden. Objective To explore doctors' and nurses' perceptions and expectations of having a ward-based pharmacist providing clinical pharmacy services. Setting Medical ward in a rural hospital in northern Sweden. Method Eighteen face-to-face semi-structured interviews were conducted with a purposive sample of doctors and nurses working on the ward where the clinical pharmacy service was due to be implemented...
May 25, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547293/nonsurgical-facial-rejuvenation-outcomes-and-safety-of-neuromodulator-and-soft-tissue-filler-procedures-performed-in-a-resident-cosmetic-clinic
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Ali A Qureshi, Rajiv P Parikh, Ketan Sharma, Terence M Myckatyn, Marissa M Tenenbaum
BACKGROUND: The ability to perform nonsurgical facial rejuvenation procedures is a core competency requirement for plastic surgery residents. However, limited data exist on training models to achieve competency in nonsurgical facial rejuvenation and on outcomes of these procedures performed by residents. The purpose here is to evaluate patient-reported outcomes and safety of nonsurgical facial rejuvenation procedures performed by plastic surgery residents. METHODS: We prospectively enrolled 50 patients undergoing neuromodulator and/or soft-tissue filler injections in a resident cosmetic clinic between April and August 2016...
May 25, 2017: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546668/tale-of-the-tails-the-missing-postpartum-iucd-strings
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Sujnanendra Mishra
INTRODUCTION: Using an intrauterine device (IUD) is many times safer than pregnancy and more effective in preventing pregnancy than oral contraceptives, condoms, spermicidal, any barrier method, or natural family planning. Benefits of healthy timing and spacing of pregnancy are many. Postpartum contraception is becoming popular after introduction of PPIUCD services. OBJECTIVE: To study the incidence, management, clinical outcome of missing strings cases in post-placental and intra-cesarean IUCD...
June 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545899/multiple-brain-abscesses-due-to-enterobacter-cloacae-in-an-immune-competent-child
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Arushi Gahlot Saini, Vinay Rathore, Chirag Kumar Ahuja, Rajesh Chhabra, Pankaj C Vaidya, Pratibha Singhi
Brain abscesses due to Enterobacteriaceae in immune-competent children are rare, and those due to Enterobacter cloacae are even rarer. We report an interesting case of community-acquired E. cloacae neuroinfection resulting in multiple brain abscesses in a young child with no underlying risk-factors. A 10 year-old-boy presented with low-grade fever, headache, neck pain and progressive deterioration of sensorium. On examination, he was conscious but drowsy with photophobia, normal fundii, meningeal signs, mild hypertonia, brisk muscle stretch reflexes and extensor plantar responses...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Infection and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545788/the-factor-structure-of-the-brief-symptom-inventory-18-bsi-18-in-parkinson-disease-patients
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Danielle S Abraham, Ann L Gruber-Baldini, Donna Harrington, Lisa M Shulman
OBJECTIVE: Psychological distress is common among Parkinson disease (PD) patients. Screening tools, such as the Brief Symptom Inventory-18 (BSI-18), help clinicians to identify and manage PD patients with psychiatric symptoms. The objective of this study is to test the factor structure of the BSI-18 in PD patients. METHODS: Analysis was conducted on PD patients who had initial visits at a movement disorders center from 2004 to 2015. Univariate analysis was used to describe the distribution of socio-demographic and clinical characteristics...
May 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544578/clinical-assessment-of-interdental-papilla-competency-parameters-in-the-esthetic-zone
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Karuna Joshi, C S Baiju, Himanshu Khashu, Sumidha Bansal, Isha B Maheswari
BACKGROUND: Interdental papilla occupies the space between two adjacent teeth. Its contour and health are regarded with utmost importance in esthetic dental therapy. The loss of papillary height can result in open gingival embrasures, phonetic problems, food impaction, and esthetic concerns: therefore in order to prevent its loss and to better understand the challenges of regenerating the lost gingival papillae, it is crucial to recognize the factors that influence papilla form. AIM: The purpose of this study is to evaluate various factors associated with the fill of interdental spaces by gingival papillae MATERIAL AND METHODS: 150 interdental papillae in 30 patients were assessed with clinical and study models...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543958/latent-structure-of-negative-valence-measures-in-childhood
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Minyoung Lee, Steven H Aggen, Dever M Carney, Shannon Hahn, Elizabeth Moroney, Laura Machlin, Melissa A Brotman, Kenneth E Towbin, Ellen Leibenluft, Daniel S Pine, Roxann Roberson-Nay, John M Hettema
BACKGROUND: Internalizing disorders (IDs), consisting of the syndromes of anxiety and depression, are common, debilitating conditions often having onsets in adolescence. Scientists have developed dimensional self-report instruments that assess putative negative valence system (NVS) trait-like constructs as complimentary phenotypes to clinical symptoms. These include various measures that index temperamental predispositions to IDs and correlate with neural substrates of fear, anxiety, and affective regulation...
May 22, 2017: Depression and Anxiety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543640/electric-properties-tomography-biochemical-physical-and-technical-background-evaluation-and-clinical-applications
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REVIEW
Ulrich Katscher, Cornelius A T van den Berg
Electric properties tomography (EPT) derives the patient's electric properties, i.e. conductivity and permittivity, using standard magnetic resonance (MR) systems and standard MR sequences. Thus, EPT does not apply externally mounted electrodes, currents or radiofrequency (RF) probes, as is the case in competing techniques. EPT is quantitative MR, i.e. it yields absolute values of conductivity and permittivity. This review summarizes the physical equations underlying EPT, the corresponding basic and advanced reconstruction techniques and practical numerical aspects to realize these reconstruction techniques...
May 24, 2017: NMR in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543626/smooth-semi-nonparametric-snp-estimation-of-the-cumulative-incidence-function
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Anh Nguyen Duc, Marcel Wolbers
This paper presents a novel approach to estimation of the cumulative incidence function in the presence of competing risks. The underlying statistical model is specified via a mixture factorization of the joint distribution of the event type and the time to the event. The time to event distributions conditional on the event type are modeled using smooth semi-nonparametric densities. One strength of this approach is that it can handle arbitrary censoring and truncation while relying on mild parametric assumptions...
May 23, 2017: Statistics in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542226/german-validation-of-quality-of-life-after-brain-injury-qolibri-assessment-and-associated-factors
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Nicole von Steinbüchel, Ruben G L Real, Nadine Sasse, Lindsay Wilson, Christiane Otto, Ryan Mullins, Robert Behr, Wolfgang Deinsberger, Ramon Martinez-Olivera, Wolfgang Puschendorf, Werner Petereit, Veit Rohde, Holger Schmidt, Stephan Sehmisch, Klaus Michael Stürmer, Klaus von Wild, Henning Gibbons
The consequences of traumatic brain injury (TBI) for health-related quality of life (HRQoL) are still poorly understood, and no TBI-specific instrument has hitherto been available. This paper describes in detail the psychometrics and validity of the German version of an internationally developed, self-rated HRQoL tool after TBI-the QOLIBRI (Quality of Life after Brain Injury). Factors associated with HRQoL, such as the impact of cognitive status and awareness, are specifically reported. One-hundred seventy-two participants after TBI were recruited from the records of acute clinics, most of whom having a Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) 24-hour worst score and a Glasgow Outcome Scale (GOSE) score...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541460/seminal-plasma-pro-inflammatory-cytokines-interferon-%C3%AE-ifng-and-c-x-c-motif-chemokine-ligand-8-cxcl8-fluctuate-over-time-within-men
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David J Sharkey, Kelton P Tremellen, Nancy E Briggs, Gustaaf A Dekker, Sarah A Robertson
STUDY QUESTION: Do seminal plasma pro-inflammatory cytokines interferon-γ (IFNG) and C-X-C motif chemokine ligand 8 (CXCL8) vary within individual men over time? SUMMARY ANSWER: IFNG exhibits substantial variation that is independent of duration of abstinence but correlates with lipopolysaccharide (LPS) content, while CXCL8 varies moderately in association with duration of abstinence. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Pro-inflammatory cytokines IFNG and CXCL8 in seminal fluid can adversely impact male and female fertility...
May 25, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541237/treatment-decision-making-capacity-in-hospitalized-patients-with-schizophrenia
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N Bilanakis, V K Peritogiannis, Aik Vratsista
In contemporary medical ethics and clinical practice the autonomy of patients and their right to accept or refuse an offered treatment is acknowledged and respected. Prerequisite for the right of a patient to consent to any medical act is the capacity to make valid decisions regarding his/ her treatment. The objective of our study was to assess -for the first time in our country- treatment decision-making capacity of hospitalized patients with schizophrenia; to explore any possible association with demographic and clinical variables; and to compare treatment decision-making capacity of patients with schizophrenia with medical patients' capacity...
January 2017: Psychiatrikē, Psychiatriki
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541234/psychiatric-specialty-training-in-greece
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EDITORIAL
M Margariti, V Kontaxakis, D Ploumpidis
The reform and development of psychiatric services require, in addition to financial resources, reserves in specialized human resources. The role of psychiatrists in this process, and at reducing the consequences of mental morbidity is evident. Psychiatrists are required to play a multifaceted role as clinicians, as experts in multidisciplinary team environments and as advisors in the recognition of public needs in mental health issues, as teachers and mentors for students and other health professionals, as researchers in order to enrich our knowledge in the scientific field of psychiatry, and as public health specialists in the development of the mental health services system...
January 2017: Psychiatrikē, Psychiatriki
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