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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667703/diagnosis-and-management-practices-for-gestational-diabetes-mellitus-in-australia-cross-sectional-survey-of-the-multidisciplinary-team
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Nina Meloncelli, Adrian Barnett, Fiona Pelly, Susan de Jersey
BACKGROUND: Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is one of the most common pregnancy disorders; however, if well managed, women with GDM experience similar pregnancy outcomes to those without. Currently, there is limited evidence on actual management practices across Australia or how multidisciplinary teams interact to optimise care. AIMS: To examine the current screening, diagnostic, task and role perceptions and management practices, as reported by members of the GDM multidisciplinary team...
April 18, 2018: Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667566/us-emergency-medical-services-fellows
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Brian Clemency, Christian Martin-Gill, Nicole Rall, Dipesh Patel, Jeffery Myers
IntroductionThe 2015-2016 academic year was the fourth year since the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME; Chicago, Illinois USA) accredited Emergency Medical Services (EMS) fellowships, and the first year an in-training examination was given. Soon, ACGME-accredited fellowship education will be the sole path to EMS board certification when the practice pathway closes after 2019. This project aimed to describe the current class of EMS fellows at ACGME-accredited programs and their current educational opportunities to better understand current and future needs in EMS fellowship education...
April 18, 2018: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666684/item-analysis-of-multiple-choice-questions-at-the-department-of-paediatrics-arabian-gulf-university-manama-bahrain
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Deena Kheyami, Ahmed Jaradat, Tareq Al-Shibani, Fuad A Ali
Objectives: The current study aimed to carry out a post-validation item analysis of multiple choice questions (MCQs) in medical examinations in order to evaluate correlations between item difficulty, item discrimination and distraction effectiveness so as to determine whether questions should be included, modified or discarded. In addition, the optimal number of options per MCQ was analysed. Methods: This cross-sectional study was performed in the Department of Paediatrics, Arabian Gulf University, Manama, Bahrain...
February 2018: Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664725/expectations-for-tinnitus-treatment-and-outcomes-a-survey-study-of-audiologists-and-patients
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Fatima T Husain, Phillip E Gander, Jaclyn N Jansen, Sa Shen
BACKGROUND: Roughly 10-15% of the general population is affected by tinnitus and this percentage is estimated to rise in future. Because there is currently no cure for tinnitus, treatment is limited and is primarily achieved through management of symptoms and counseling. PURPOSE: This study compared audiologists' and patients' responses to related survey questions about their expectations regarding tinnitus treatment. Two separate surveys were created, one for patients with tinnitus, and one for practicing audiologists who may treat such patients...
April 2018: Journal of the American Academy of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660297/structured-integration-of-family-planning-curriculum-comparative-assessment-of-knowledge-and-skills-among-new-medical-graduates-in-ethiopia
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Berhanu G Gebremeskel, Alula M Teklu, Lia T Gebremedhin, Solomon W Beza, Tegbar Yigzaw, Munir K Eshetu, Mengistu H Damtew, Yolanda R Smith
OBJECTIVE: To assess if structured integration of a comprehensive family planning (FP) training into a medical school curriculum improves FP knowledge and skill scores of medical interns. STUDY DESIGN: We compared mean contraception knowledge scores of interns in a medical school with the integrated FP curriculum [intervention school] (n=56) to interns at four conventional medical curriculum schools without structured reinforcement of FP content [control schools] (n=161) in Ethiopia...
April 13, 2018: Contraception
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658785/smartphone-use-and-schema-based-learning-in-dento-maxillofacial-radiology-practice-a-case-report-from-one-college-of-dentistry
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Young-A Ji, You Mee Lee, Hyun-Dae Lim, Won-Jong Park, Ji Hye Jung, Je-Woo Lee, Byung Do Lee
OBJECTIVES: This study investigates the students' satisfaction and awareness of competency towards smartphone use and schema based learning in dental radiology practice. METHODS: Third-year students undertaking a dental radiology practicum at a dental school were divided into two groups: one group received traditional clinical training, whereas the other group used smartphones in classes and received new training using schema assignments. At the end of the course, students' satisfaction with the training and self-awareness of their competency were surveyed, and their achievement was assessed...
April 16, 2018: Dento Maxillo Facial Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657905/knowledge-of-postgraduate-medical-trainees-regarding-epidemiology
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Shoaib Shafi, Tayyaba Faisal, Sajida Naseem, Sajida Javed, Haider Ghazanfar
Introduction An understanding of epidemiology is fundamental for designing research and understanding evidence-based medicine (EBM). The purpose of our study was to determine the knowledge of epidemiology among postgraduate medical trainees. Methods We carried out a cross-sectional study from January 2017 to June 2017 at the Regional Centre Islamabad, College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan. About 204 postgraduate medical trainee were enrolled in the study after taking written consent. All of the participants were working as a postgraduate medical trainee in different hospitals of Rawalpindi and Islamabad...
February 8, 2018: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657683/radiation-protection-knowledge-attitude-and-practice-kap-in-interventional-radiology
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Fatemeh Shabani, Hadi Hasanzadeh, Alireza Emadi, Majid Mirmohammadkhani, Ahmad Bitarafan-Rajabi, Ali Abedelahi, Mitra Bokharaeian, Hamed Masoumi, Danial Seifi, Tahereh Khani, Mohamad Sanchooli, Shima Moshfegh, Abbas Ziari
Objectives: Due to increasing cardiac disease and its mortality rate, the frequency of cardiac imaging has grown and, as a result, interventional cardiologists potentially receive high radiation doses in cardiac examinations. This study aimed to assess the knowledge, attitude, and practice (KAP) level of radiation protection (RP) among interventional radiology staff in Iranian health care centers across the country. Methods: We used a validated questionnaire survey consisting of 30 multiple-choice questions to perform a cross-sectional study...
March 2018: Oman Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656997/veterinary-parasitology-teaching-at-london-meeting-the-day-one-competency-needs-of-new-veterinarians
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Mark Fox, Damer Blake, Dennis Jacobs
Over the past four decades, there has been an exponential increase in veterinary parasitology knowledge, coinciding with the advent of molecular biology in research. Therefore, it is unrealistic for teachers to expect students to graduate with an encyclopaedic knowledge of the subject. As a result, a new curriculum was introduced at The Royal Veterinary College (University of London) in 2007, designed to meet the needs of our new graduates, i.e. RCVS Day-One Competences. The aims of this curriculum are, inter alia, to ensure that new graduates have an up-to-date body of core knowledge and are able to apply such knowledge and newly-acquired information to scientific and clinical problem-solving...
April 30, 2018: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29653454/how-does-autologous-breast-reconstruction-impact-downtime
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Giovanni Zoccali, Daniel Simon Rais, Jian Farhadi
BACKGROUND:  Although autologous breast reconstruction is technically quite demanding, it offers the best outcomes in terms of durable results, patient perceptions, and postoperative pain. Many studies have focused on clinical outcomes and technical aspects of such procedures, but few have addressed the impact of various flaps on patient recovery times. This particular investigation entailed an assessment of commonly used flaps, examining the periods of time required to resume daily activities...
April 13, 2018: Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650485/providing-transthoracic-echocardiography-training-for-intensive-care-unit-trainees-an-educational-improvement-initiative
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Catherine M Kuza, M Tariq Hanifi, Melissa Koç, Matthias Stopfkuchen-Evans
OBJECTIVE: Transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) is important in the management of critically ill patients, yet it has not been incorporated into many residency programs' curricula. Our objective is to determine if trainees undergoing a 60-minute training session on TTE have improved knowledge, ultrasound skills, and increases the utilization of TTE during their rotation in the intensive care unit (ICU). We will also compare the results of participants with prior TTE exposure to TTE-naïve trainees...
April 9, 2018: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649894/use-of-neural-response-telemetry-for-pediatric-cochlear-implants-current-practice
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Galit Almosnino, Samantha Anne, Seth R Schwartz
OBJECTIVES: Evaluate usage trends of neural response telemetry (NRT) in cochlear implant centers across the nation and assess reported benefits of intraoperative NRT for pediatric cochlear implant recipients. STUDY DESIGN: Survey. STUDY PARTICIPANTS: All US cochlear implant centers (n = 110). METHODS: A 15-question multiple-choice survey was distributed electronically to all centers. The survey captured demographic information of all centers, practice patterns surrounding the use of NRT, and the extent to which intraoperative NRT is of benefit...
April 1, 2018: Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29648679/the-effect-of-content-delivery-style-on-student-performance-in-anatomy
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Lloyd J White, Heath W McGowan, Aaron C McDonald
The development of new technologies and ensuing pedagogical research has led many tertiary institutions to integrate and adopt online learning strategies. The authors of this study have incorporated online learning strategies into existing educational practices of a second year anatomy course, resulting in half of the course content delivered via face-to-face lectures, and half delivered online via tailored video vignettes, with accompanying worksheets and activities. The effect of the content delivery mode on student learning was analyzed by tailoring questions to content presented either face-to-face or online...
April 12, 2018: Anatomical Sciences Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629390/the-effect-of-distance-learning-via-sms-on-academic-achievement-and-satisfaction-of-medical-students
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Mehrdad Mohammadi Sichani, Shadi Reissizadeh Mobarakeh, Athar Omid
INTRODUCTION: Recently, medical education has made significant progress, and medical teachers are trying to find methods that have most impressive effects on learning. One of the useful learning methods is student active participation. One of the helpful teaching aids in this method is mobile technology. The present study aimed to determine the effect of sending educational questions through short message service (SMS) on academic achievement and satisfaction of medical students and compare that with lecture teaching...
2018: Journal of Education and Health Promotion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629292/the-definition-and-diagnosis-of-cold-hypersensitivity-in-the-hands-and-feet-finding-from-the-experts-survey
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Kwang-Ho Bae, Young-Seok Jeong, Ho-Yeon Go, Seung-Ho Sun, Tae-Hoon Kim, Ki-Yong Jung, Yun-Kyung Song, Seong-Gyu Ko, You-Kyung Choi, Jong-Hyeong Park, Siwoo Lee, Youngseop Lee, Chan-Yong Jeon
Background: Cold hypersensitivity in the hands and feet (CHHF) is a symptom patients usually feel cold in their hands and feet, but not dealt with a disease in western medicine. However, it is often appealed by patients at a clinic of Korean medicine (KM), considered to be a sort of key diagnostic indicator, and actively treated by physicians. Nevertheless, there is no standardized diagnostic definition for CHHF. Therefore, we surveyed KM experts' opinions to address the clinical definition, diagnostic criteria, and other relevant things on CHHF...
March 2018: Integrative Medicine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29628830/medical-students-attitude-toward-anesthesia-as-a-future-career
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Rakan M AlKhilaiwi, Abdulaleem Alatassi, Amjaad H Almohawis, Turki A Alhumaid, Khalid A Almazyad, Rami T Bustami
Objectives: The purpose of this study is to understand the attitude of medical students at King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences (KSAU-HS) toward anesthesia as a specialty and to determine common factors influencing their career choice options. Study Design: This was a cross-sectional study. Methods: The study was conducted between March 25, and April 20, 2017, at KSAU-HS. The survey was distributed among 5th and 6th years medical students...
April 2018: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29628333/multidisciplinary-difficult-airway-course-an-essential-educational-component-of-a-hospital-wide-difficult-airway-response-program
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W Robert Leeper, Elliott R Haut, Vinciya Pandian, Sajan Nakka, Jeffrey Dodd-O, Nasir Bhatti, Elizabeth A Hunt, Mustapha Saheed, Nicholas Dalesio, Adam Schiavi, Christina Miller, Thomas D Kirsch, Lauren Berkow
OBJECTIVE: A hospital-wide difficult airway response team was developed in 2008 at The Johns Hopkins Hospital with three central pillars: operations, safety monitoring, and education. The objective of this study was to assess the outcomes of the educational pillar of the difficult airway response team program, known as the multidisciplinary difficult airway course (MDAC). DESIGN: The comprehensive, full-day MDAC involves trainees and staff from all provider groups who participate in airway management...
April 5, 2018: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29627518/nursing-and-midwifery-students-perception-of-learning-enablers-and-gains-in-the-first-semester-of-their-bsc-programmes-a-cross-sectional-study
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Catherine Redmond, Carmel Davies, Phil Halligan, Regina Joye, Lorraine Carroll, Timothy Frawley
BACKGROUND: The student experience in the first year of university is fundamental to successful adaption to the higher education environment and shapes student engagement with their chosen degree. Students' feedback on this experience is essential when designing or reviewing curricula. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to explore students' perceptions of their learning gains to identify factors that support student learning and identify elements that need improvement if specific learning needs are to be met...
March 23, 2018: Nurse Education Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29618959/proficiency-of-first-year-podiatric-medical-residents-in-the-use-of-electronic-medical-records
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Rebecca Meehan, Jill Kawalec, Bryan Caldwell, David Putman
Objectives: The aim of this study was to survey podiatric residency directors to evaluate the proficiency of first-year podiatric medical residents in the use of electronic medical records and its potential impact on medical care. Methods: An online survey consisting of Likert-scale, multiple-choice, and open-ended questions was sent via email to 216 podiatric residency directors. Questions were directed toward the level of proficiency in electronic medical records expected at the beginning of residency training and the impact on patient care of residents' inexperience with electronic medical records...
2018: Perspectives in Health Information Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29616747/awareness-and-attitudes-towards-clinical-trials-among-polish-oncological-patients-who-had-never-participated-in-a-clinical-trial
#20
Anna Staniszewska, Adriana Lubiejewska, Aleksandra Czerw, Marta Dąbrowska-Bender, Aneta Duda-Zalewska, Dominik Olejniczak, Grzegorz Juszczyk, Magdalena Bujalska-Zadrożny
BACKGROUND: Participation in a clinical trial significantly shortens waiting time associated with receiving specialist care. Furthermore, it may be the case that, through clinical trials, subjects can access medicines that are not typically available in Poland. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to determine the opinions of oncological patients about clinical trials. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The research has been carried out during the years 2014-2016...
March 21, 2018: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
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