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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210521/the-right-to-die-in-chronic-disorders-of-consciousness-can-we-avoid-the-slippery-slope-argument
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Rocco Salvatore CalabrĂ², Antonino Naro, Rosaria De Luca, Margherita Russo, Lory Caccamo, Alfredo Manuli, Alessia Bramanti, Placido Bramanti
Managing individuals with chronic disorders of consciousness raises ethical questions about the appropriateness of maintaining life-sustaining treatments and end-of-life decisions for those who are unable to make decisions for themselves. For many years, the positions fostering the "sanctity" of human life (i.e., life is inviolable in any case) have led to maintaining life-sustaining treatments (including artificial nutrition and hydration) in patients with disorders of consciousness, allowing them to live for as long as possible...
November 2016: Innovations in Clinical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210353/prevalence-of-horizontal-violence-among-emergency-attending-physicians-residents-and-physician-assistants
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Nico B Volz, Ryan Fringer, Bradford Walters, Terry Kowalenko
INTRODUCTION: Horizontal violence (HV) is malicious behavior perpetrated by healthcare workers against each other. These include bullying, verbal or physical threats, purposeful disruptive behavior, and other malicious behaviors. This pilot study investigates the prevalence of HV among emergency department (ED) attending physicians, residents, and mid-level providers (MLPs). METHODS: We sent an electronic survey to emergency medicine attending physicians (n=67), residents (n=25), and MLPs (n=24) in three unique EDs within a single multi-hospital medical system...
February 2017: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209501/comparing-surgical-clerkship-performance-of-medical-and-physician-assistant-students
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Nasser N Alamiri, Charles Miles Maliska, Heather Chancellor-McIntosh, Guido Sclabas
OBJECTIVE: Third-year medical students (MS-III) and second-year physician assistant students (PA-S) have similar core clinical rotations during their education. Uniquely at our institution, both groups rotate together and are assessed by the same evaluation and grading standards. This study compares the performance of MS-III and PA-S during their combined surgical clerkship rotation. DESIGN: A retrospective analysis on students' final clerkship grades, individual grades for clinical performance evaluation, objective structured clinical examination, faculty tutorials, and National Board of Medical Education (NBME) general surgery examination for academic years 2013 and 2014...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207585/development-and-assessment-of-professionalism-in-physician-assistant-education-using-technology
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Nina Multak
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Journal of Physician Assistant Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207584/competency-guidelines-for-physician-assistants-practicing-primary-care-in-low-resource-countries
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Mickey Kander, Kathy Pedersen, Ruth Ballweg, Don Pedersen, Dianna Wachtel
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Journal of Physician Assistant Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207582/predictors-of-physician-assistant-faculty-intent-to-leave-academia-a-rasch-regression-analysis
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Svetlana Beltyukova, Karen Graham
PURPOSE: The purpose of this research was to investigate whether a previously developed and validated measure of intention to stay in academia for physician assistant (PA) faculty could also be used to inform PA faculty intent to leave academia and return to full-time clinical practice. METHODS: A secondary analysis of the national survey data of PA faculty (n = 427) was conducted using a Rasch regression model. The 19 items from the previously validated Supportive Environment Scale were examined as potential predictors of the dichotomous outcome of intent to leave academia...
March 2017: Journal of Physician Assistant Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207581/the-impact-of-an-interprofessional-oral-health-curriculum-on-trainees
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Oren Berkowitz, Madeline F Brisotti, Leslie Gascon, Michelle Henshaw, Laura B Kaufman
PURPOSE: Despite the prevalence of oral disease, the subject of oral health historically has been absent from medical education. We have developed an interprofessional curriculum in collaboration with our school of dentistry to teach oral health in the primary care setting to physician assistant (PA) students. The goal was to create and assess the impact of a curricular model that would be adaptable to various academic settings. METHODS: A blend of classroom, clinical skills lab, observations in the dental clinic, and observed structured clinical examinations was used to teach oral health to first-year (didactic year) PA students...
March 2017: Journal of Physician Assistant Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198745/the-effect-of-oral-medication-on-wound-healing
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Jeffrey M Levine
GENERAL PURPOSE: The purpose of this learning activity is to provide information about the effects of oral medications on wound healing. TARGET AUDIENCE: This continuing education activity is intended for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and nurses with an interest in skin and wound care. LEARNING OBJECTIVES/OUTCOMES: After participating in this educational activity, the participant should be better able to:1. Identify oral medications that aid in wound healing...
March 2017: Advances in Skin & Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196462/should-mental-disorders-be-a-basis-for-physician-assisted-death
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Paul S Appelbaum
Laws permitting physician-assisted death in the United States currently are limited to terminal conditions. Canada is considering whether to extend the practice to encompass intractable suffering caused by mental disorders, and the question inevitably will arise in the United States. Among the problems seen in countries that have legalized assisted death for mental disorders are difficulties in assessing the disorder's intractability and the patient's decisional competence, and the disproportionate involvement of patients with social isolation and personality disorders...
February 15, 2017: Psychiatric Services: a Journal of the American Psychiatric Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187730/adherence-to-treatment-guidelines-the-association-between-stroke-risk-stratified-comparing-chads2-and-cha2ds2-vasc-score-levels-and-warfarin-prescription-for-adult-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
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Scott A Chapman, Catherine A St Hill, Meg M Little, Michael T Swanoski, Shellina R Scheiner, Kenric B Ware, M Nawal Lutfiyya
BACKGROUND: Ischemic stroke is a risk associated with atrial fibrillation (AF) and is estimated to occur five times more often in afflicted patients than in those without AF. Anti-thrombotic therapy is recommended for the prevention of ischemic stroke. Risk stratification tools, such as the CHADS2, and more recently the CHA2DS2-VASc, for predicting stroke in patients with AF have been developed to determine the level of stroke risk and assist clinicians in the selection of antithrombotic therapy...
February 11, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179718/examining-health-care-students-attitudes-toward-e-professionalism
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Jacob P Gettig, Sandhya Noronha, John Graneto, Lillian Obucina, Kelli J Christensen, Nancy F Fjortoft
Objective. To compare pharmacy, osteopathic medicine, dental medicine, and physician assistant (PA) students' perceptions of e-professionalism. Methods. A 20-item questionnaire was developed and administered to four cohorts of health care professions students early in their first professional year. The questionnaire contained 16 scenarios in which a hypothetical health care student or professional shared information or content electronically and students were asked to indicate how much they agreed that the scenario represented professional behavior...
December 25, 2016: American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173766/factors-influencing-decision-of-general-practitioners-and-managers-to-train-and-employ-a-nurse-practitioner-or-physician-assistant-in-primary-care-a-qualitative-study
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Mieke van der Biezen, Emmy Derckx, Michel Wensing, Miranda Laurant
BACKGROUND: Due to the increasing demand on primary care, it is not only debated whether there are enough general practitioners (GPs) to comply with these demands but also whether specific tasks can be performed by other care providers. Although changing the workforce skill mix care by employing Physician Assistants (PAs) and Nurse Practitioners (NPs) has proven to be both effective and safe, the implementation of those professionals differs widely between and within countries. To support policy making regarding PAs/NPs in primary care, the aim of this study is to provide insight into factors influencing the decision of GPs and managers to train and employ a PA/NP within their organisation...
February 7, 2017: BMC Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170371/imaging-tests-in-staging-and-surveillance-of-non-metastatic-breast-cancer-changes-in-routine-clinical-practice-and-cost-implications
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S De Placido, C De Angelis, M Giuliano, C Pizzi, R Ruocco, V Perrone, D Bruzzese, G Tommasielli, M De Laurentiis, S Cammarota, G Arpino, G Arpino
BACKGROUND: Although guidelines do not recommend computerised tomography (CT), positron emission tomography (PET) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for the staging or follow-up of asymptomatic patients with non-metastatic breast cancer, they are often requested in routine clinical practice. The aim of this study was to determine the staging and follow-up patterns, and relative costs in a large population of breast cancer patients living and treated in a Southern Italian region. METHODS: We analysed the clinical computerised information recorded by 567 primary-care physicians assisting about 650 000 inhabitants in the Campania region...
February 7, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163120/provider-attitudes-and-practices-toward-sexual-and-reproductive-health-care-for-young-women-with-cystic-fibrosis
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Traci M Kazmerski, Sonya Borrero, Gregory S Sawicki, Kaleab Z Abebe, Kelley A Jones, Lisa K Tuchman, Daniel J Weiner, Joseph M Pilewski, David M Orenstein, Elizabeth Miller
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To investigate the attitudes and practices of cystic fibrosis (CF) providers toward sexual and reproductive health (SRH) care in young women with CF. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: Adult and pediatric U.S. CF providers were sent an online survey exploring their attitudes toward SRH importance, SRH care practices, and barriers/facilitators to SRH care in adolescent and/or young adult women. Descriptive statistics and logistic regression were used to analyze results...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156613/what-does-palliative-care-mean-diverse-definitions-from-cancer-care-providers
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Rebecca A Ferrer, Michelle Mollica, Grace Huang, Angela Falisi, Wen-Ying Sylvia Chou
: 40 Background: Existing literature on the epistemology of palliative care has mostly centered on patient/family perspectives. Understanding how multi-disciplinary healthcare providers themselves define palliative care is a critical step towards addressing barriers and harnessing facilitators that affect optimal delivery. METHODS: Semi-structured key informant interviews (N = 19) were conducted with members of healthcare provider teams as part of a qualitative study on goals of care for cancer patients enrolled in clinical trials...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156436/effect-of-edmonton-symptom-assessment-scale-esas-on-symptom-data-collection-in-a-radiation-oncology-department
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Puja Venkat, Michael Yu
: 83 Background: ESAS has been used to examine quality of life and symptom burden of patients undergoing cancer treatment. The purpose of this study is to examine attitudes towards ESAS among patients in a Radiation Oncology clinic in conjunction with the perspective of cancer care professionals, to establish ideal implementation of this tool to improve patient care. METHODS: Routine use of ESAS in a single Radiation Oncology Department was initiated in July 2015...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148543/ordering-interruptions-in-a-tertiary-care-center-a-prospective-observational-study
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Nina M Dadlez, Gabriella Azzarone, Mark J Sinnett, Micah Resnick, H Michael Ushay, Jason S Adelman, Molly Broder, Carol Duh-Leong, Joyce Huang, Victoria Kiely, Ariella Nadler, Vayola Nelson, Jared Simcik, Michael L Rinke
OBJECTIVES: By self-report, interruptions may contribute to up to 80% of ordering errors. A greater understanding of the frequency and context of interruptions during ordering is needed to identify targets for intervention. We sought to characterize the epidemiology of interruptions during order placement in the pediatric inpatient setting. METHODS: This prospective observational study conducted 1-hour-long structured observations on morning rounds and afternoons and evenings in the resident workroom...
February 1, 2017: Hospital Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145766/an-official-american-thoracic-society-systematic-review-the-effect-of-nighttime-intensivist-staffing-on-mortality-and-length-of-stay-among-intensive-care-unit-patients
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Meeta Prasad Kerlin, Neill K J Adhikari, Louise Rose, M Elizabeth Wilcox, Cassandra J Bellamy, Deena Kelly Costa, Hayley B Gershengorn, Scott D Halpern, Jeremy M Kahn, Meghan B Lane-Fall, David J Wallace, Curtis H Weiss, Hannah Wunsch, Colin R Cooke
BACKGROUND: Studies of nighttime intensivist staffing have yielded mixed results. GOALS: To review the association of nighttime intensivist staffing with outcomes of intensive care unit (ICU) patients. METHODS: We searched five databases (2000-2016) for studies comparing in-hospital nighttime intensivist staffing with other nighttime staffing models in adult ICUs and reporting mortality or length of stay. We abstracted data on staffing models, outcomes, and study characteristics and assessed study quality, using standardized tools...
February 1, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127767/perspectives-using-results-from-hrsa-s-health-workforce-simulation-model-to-examine-the-geography-of-primary-care
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Robin A Streeter, George A Zangaro, Arpita Chattopadhyay
OBJECTIVE: Inform health planning and policy discussions by describing Health Resources and Services Administration's (HRSA's) Health Workforce Simulation Model (HWSM) and examining the HWSM's 2025 supply and demand projections for primary care physicians, nurse practitioners (NPs), and physician assistants (PAs). DATA SOURCES: HRSA's recently published projections for primary care providers derive from an integrated microsimulation model that estimates health workforce supply and demand at national, regional, and state levels...
February 2017: Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125565/efficacy-of-a-physician-assistant-student-developed-behavior-change-program-at-a-local-free-clinic
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Judy Cusumano, Carla S Martin, Brittany Butler, Brian Bixler, Kelsey Shirk
PURPOSE: A quality assurance and quality improvement assessment was conducted to evaluate the efficacy of a behavior change program developed by physician assistant (PA) students at a local free clinic. METHODS: Physician assistant students developed and implemented a program using motivational interviewing and healthy lifestyle behavioral counseling at a local free clinic. Twenty-eight patients participated in the program over 5 cohorts. A retrospective chart review was used to collect data...
March 2017: Journal of Physician Assistant Education
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