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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049113/the-us-opioid-crisis-current-federal-and-state-legal-issues
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Cobin D Soelberg, Raeford E Brown, Derick Du Vivier, John E Meyer, Banu K Ramachandran
The United States is in the midst of a devastating opioid misuse epidemic leading to over 33,000 deaths per year from both prescription and illegal opioids. Roughly half of these deaths are attributable to prescription opioids. Federal and state governments have only recently begun to grasp the magnitude of this public health crisis. In 2016, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released their Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain. While not comprehensive in scope, these guidelines attempt to control and regulate opioid prescribing...
November 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049005/beliefs-attitudes-and-activities-of-healthcare-personnel-about-influenza-and-pneumococcal-vaccines
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Fatma Çiftci, Elif Şen, Nalan Demir, Orçun Çiftci, Serhat Erol, Oya Kayacan
OBJECTIVES: Vaccination of healthcare personnel (HCP) is an effective measure for preventing the spread of influenza among at-risk patients. This study was conducted to determine influenza vaccination rates and activities among HCP working at a tertiary healthcare setting. METHODS: This study included 470 HCP (85 physicians, 134 nurses, 53 healthcare assistants, 44 paramedics, 47 medical secretaries, and 107 auxillary staff members) working at the emergency, cardiology, chest diseases, and internal medicine departments with the largest volume of patients with vaccination indication of two large university hospitals with similar medical practices and work environment...
October 19, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048417/pathways-from-autism-spectrum-disorder-diagnosis-to-genetic-testing
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Krysta S Barton, Holly K Tabor, Helene Starks, Nanibaa' A Garrison, Mercy Laurino, Wylie Burke
PurposeThis study examined challenges faced by families and health providers related to genetic testing for autism spectrum disorder (ASD).MethodsThis qualitative study of 14 parents and 15 health providers identified an unstandardized three-step process for families who pursue ASD genetic testing.ResultsStep 1 is the clinical diagnosis of ASD, confirmed by providers practicing alone or in a team. Step 2 is the offer of genetic testing to find an etiology. For those offered testing, step 3 involves the parents' decision whether to pursue testing...
October 19, 2017: Genetics in Medicine: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045990/electronic-health-record-impacts-on-family-medicine-teachers-survey-of-third-year-medical-student-clerkship-preceptors-at-an-academic-medical-center
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Elizabeth Curry, Tamara K Oser, Sean M Oser
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Electronic Health Record (EHR) use in clinical practice has accelerated in recent years. While several aspects of EHR use have been extensively studied, there is little data on EHR impacts on medical student educators, especially those involved in outpatient family medicine. This study evaluated perceived impacts of EHR use on clinician teachers of outpatient family medicine. METHODS: The study used a mixed methods survey of clinicians who teach third-year medical students during the required family and community medicine outpatient clerkship at a Mid-Atlantic medical school...
October 2017: Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045989/human-papillomavirus-vaccination-training-experience-among-family-medicine-residents-and-faculty
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Monica L Kasting, Courtney L Scherr, Karla N Ali, Paige Lake, Teri L Malo, Tracy Johns, Richard G Roetzheim, Gwendolyn P Quinn, Susan T Vadaparampil
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Residency training is a pivotal time to establish skills for career-long practices, particularly for challenging skills such as human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine recommendation. Training experience and preferences related to delivering HPV vaccine recommendations were examined for family medicine (FM) residents and faculty. METHODS: Residents (n=28) and faculty (n=19) were identified through a national FM residency directory and recruited from training programs in Florida...
October 2017: Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045988/postgraduate-experiences-with-an-advanced-reproductive-health-and-abortion-training-and-leadership-program
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Alison Block, Christine Dehlendorf, M Antonia Biggs, Sarah McNeil, Suzan Goodman
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Family physicians are critical to reproductive health service provision including miscarriage management and abortion care, but many graduates report barriers in integrating these services into practice. We designed and implemented CREATE (Continuing Reproductive Education for Advanced Training Efficacy), an elective advanced training and leadership program for senior residents aimed to help new graduates integrate miscarriage and abortion care into practice...
October 2017: Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045987/perspectives-of-family-medicine-clerkship-directors-regarding-forward-feeding-a-cera-study
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Lisa D Mims, Alexei O DeCastro, Ann G Kelly
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Forward feeding signifies sharing information about learners for purposes of professional and academic advancement, and promotes progression toward a competency-based educational continuum. The aim of this study is to assess reasons for difficulty or failure of the family medicine clerkship and investigate utilization and methods of forward feeding. Reasons behind medical school policies regarding forward feeding are also evaluated. METHODS: Data were collected through the 2013 Council of Academic Family Medicine (CAFM) Educational Research Alliance (CERA) Family Medicine Clerkship Director survey...
October 2017: Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045986/impact-of-residency-training-redesign-on-residents-clinical-knowledge
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Elaine Waller, M Patrice Eiff, Eve Dexter, Jason C B Rinaldo, Miguel Marino, Roger Garvin, Alan B Douglass, Robert Phillips, Larry A Green, Patricia A Carney
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The In-training Examination (ITE) is a frequently used method to evaluate family medicine residents' clinical knowledge. We compared family medicine ITE scores among residents who trained in the 14 programs that participated in the Preparing the Personal Physician for Practice (P4) Project to national averages over time, and according to educational innovations. METHODS: The ITE scores of 802 consenting P4 residents who trained in 2007 through 2011 were obtained from the American Board of Family Medicine...
October 2017: Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035188/finding-purpose-honing-the-practice-of-making-meaning-in-medicine
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Lois Leveen
Despite decades of advances in diagnosing and treating a broad range of illnesses, many changes in our health care system impede true caregiving, leaving patients and practitioners dissatisfied and creating an emotional burden for practitioners that contributes to the staggering rates of physician burnout. Given this dissatisfaction and disconnection, practitioners and patients alike can benefit from structured opportunities to explore the expectations, assumptions, and emotions that shape our understanding of health and illness, and thus our experiences within the health care system...
2017: Permanente Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034736/family-history-collection-practices-national-survey-of-pediatric-primary-care-providers
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Beth A Tarini, Michele C Gornick, Brian J Zikmund-Fisher, Howard M Saal, Laurie Edmondson, Wendy R Uhlmann
While family history (FH) collection is a core responsibility of pediatric primary care providers (PCPs), few details about this practice are known. We surveyed a random national sample of 1200 pediatricians and family medicine physicians about FH collection practices. A total of 86% of respondents (n = 289 pediatricians; n = 152 family medicine physicians) indicated that they collect a FH "always" or "most of the time" with 77% reporting collection at the first visit, regardless of whether it is a health maintenance or problem-focused visit...
October 1, 2017: Clinical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032590/a-scoping-approach-to-systematically-review-published-reviews-adaptations-and-recommendations
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Annette Schultz, Leah Goertzen, Janet Rothney, Pamela Wener, Jennifer Enns, Gayle Halas, Alan Katz
Knowledge translation is a central focus of the health research community, which includes strategies to synthesize published research to support uptake within healthcare practice and policy arenas. Within the literature concerning review methodologies, a new discussion has emerged concerning methods that review and synthesize published review articles. In this paper, our multidisciplinary team from family medicine, nursing, dental hygiene, kinesiology, occupational therapy, physiology, population health, clinical psychology and library sciences contribute to this discussion by sharing our experiences in conducting three scoping reviews of published review studies...
October 15, 2017: Research Synthesis Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031937/payer-database-and-geospatial-analysis-to-evaluate-practice-patterns-in-treating-allergy-in-north-carolina
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Matthew G Crowson, Kristine Schulz, Alex Ulvila, David L Witsell
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to characterize the delivery of allergy care in North Carolina using a large payer charge database and visualization techniques. STUDY DESIGN: Geospatial database analysis. SETTING: North Carolina State claims database. SUBJECTS & METHODS: Medical data from the 2013 FAIR Health National Private Insurance Claims (FH NPIC) database for North Carolina was mined for CPT codes and charges for allergy testing, and for the preparation and provision of allergen immunotherapy...
October 10, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031657/achyrocline-alata-potentiates-repair-of-skin-full-thickness-excision-in-mice
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Luciana Xavier Pereira, Hygor Kleber Cabral Silva, Tamara Ribeiro Longatti, Patrícia Pereira Silva, Cláudia Di Lorenzo Oliveira, Anna Bárbara de Freitas Carneiro Proietti, Ralph Gruppi Thomé, Maria do Carmo Vieira, Carlos Alexandre Carollo, Daniel Pecoraro Demarque, João Máximo de Siqueira, Hélio Batista Dos Santos, Gleydes Gambogi Parreira, Rosy Iara Maciel de Azambuja Ribeiro
Plants of the Asteraceae family have been traditionally used as medicinal plants. The species Achyrocline satureioides and Achyrocline alata present anti-inflammatory properties and great chemical similarity. However, no study has been performed to evaluate the influence of these plants on skin wound healing in vivo. Here, we have assessed the effect of these plants extracts on skin wound healing in mice. Mice were randomly arranged into three groups (n = 10), an injury was performed on the dorsal area of the animals, which received the following topical treatment: group 1, control (ointment base); group 2, A...
September 29, 2017: Journal of Tissue Viability
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028414/immunization-attitudes-and-practices-among-family-medicine-providers
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Cynthia A Bonville, Joseph B Domachowske, Donald A Cibula, Manika Suryadevara
OBJECTIVE: To describe immunization attitudes and practices among family medicine providers across New York State. METHODS: In this cross-sectional survey study, family medicine providers across New York State completed a questionnaire to assess vaccine beliefs and barriers and immunization practices. STATISTICAL ANALYSIS: Descriptive statistical methods were used to define provider characteristics, knowledge and vaccine practices. RESULTS: Completed questionnaires from 226 family medicine providers were included for analysis...
October 13, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026743/management-of-diabetic-ketosis-and-ketoacidosis-with-intramuscular-regular-insulin-in-a-low-resource-family-medicine-setting
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Sudhakar Basetty, G S Yeshvanth Kumar, Martina Shalini, Ruby Pricilla Angeline, Kirubah Vasandhi David, Sunil Abraham
BACKGROUND: India is facing an epidemic of diabetes mellitus (DM). Effective management of complications of DM is a challenge in resource-poor areas of India. This study addresses the need to explore low-cost methods to manage diabetic ketosis (DK) and diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). OBJECTIVES: To demonstrate the use of intramuscular (IM) regular insulin as a safe alternative method to control DK and DKA in a family practice setting. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective chart review was done for 34 patients admitted with DK and DKA in a family medicine unit for the urban poor over 5 years...
January 2017: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025820/well-being-of-family-medicine-graduates
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Olga Szafran, Wayne Woloschuk, Jacqueline M I Torti, Douglas Myhre
OBJECTIVE: To determine family medicine graduates' professional and personal well-being, general health status, stress levels, coping strategies, and the degree to which they felt supported or isolated in professional life; and to compare findings by sex, practice location, and location of medical school (Canadian medical graduates [CMGs] vs international medical graduates [IMGs]). DESIGN: Retrospective, cross-sectional survey. SETTING: University of Alberta in Edmonton and the University of Calgary in Alberta...
October 2017: Canadian Family Physician Médecin de Famille Canadien
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025357/fatherhood-in-australian-aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander-communities-an-examination-of-barriers-and-opportunities-to-strengthen-the-male-parenting-role
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Lyndon Reilly, Susan Rees
Traditional Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander societies value men's role as parents; however, the importance of promoting fatherhood as a key social determinant of men's well-being has not been fully appreciated in Western medicine. To strengthen the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander male parenting role, it is vital to examine current barriers and opportunities. The first author (a male Aboriginal health project officer) conducted yarning sessions in three remote Australian communities, two being Aboriginal, the other having a high Aboriginal population...
October 1, 2017: American Journal of Men's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022405/european-general-practice-research-network-egprn-abstracts-from-the-egprn-conference-in-riga-latvia-11-14-may-2017-theme-reducing-the-risk-of-chronic-diseases-in-general-practice-family-medicine
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December 2017: European Journal of General Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022362/narratives-of-health-and-illness-arts-based-research-capturing-the-lived-experience-of-dementia
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Hilary Moss, Desmond O'Neill
Introduction This paper presents three artists' residencies in a geriatric medicine unit in a teaching hospital. The aim of the residencies was creation of new work of high artistic quality reflecting the lived experience of the person with dementia and greater understanding of service user experience of living with dementia. This paper also explores arts-based research methodologies in a medical setting. Method Arts-based research and narrative enquiry were the method used in this study. Artists had extensive access to service users with dementia, family carers and clinical team...
January 1, 2017: Dementia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991760/centenary-of-the-birth-of-academician-prof-dr-isak-tadzer-founder-of-the-pathophysiology-and-nuclear-medicine-in-macedonia
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Borislav Karanfilski
Academician Prof. Dr. Isak Tadzer was born a hundred years ago on December 24, 1916 in Sofia. He completed the primary and secondary education at the German College in Sofia. In 1935 he began his studies at the Medical Faculty in Vienna, which he had to stop because of the annexation of Austria to Germany in 1938. He returned to Bulgaria where he continued his studies and graduated from the Medical Faculty in Sofia in 1941. During the War, 1941-1944, he was forcedly mobilized and he worked as a doctor in several villages...
September 1, 2017: Prilozi (Makedonska Akademija Na Naukite i Umetnostite. Oddelenie za Medicinski Nauki)
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