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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346623/family-medicine-maternity-care-call-to-action-moving-toward-national-standards-for-training-and-competency-assessment
#1
Susanna R Magee, W Suzanne Eidson-Ton, Larry Leeman, Michael Tuggy, Thomas O Kim, Melissa Nothnagle, Joseph Breuner, Mark Loafman
Maternity care is an integral part of family medicine, and the quality and cost-effectiveness of maternity care provided by family physicians is well documented. Considering the population health perspective, increasing the number of family physicians competent to provide maternity care is imperative, as is working to overcome the barriers discouraging maternity care practice. A standard that clearly defines maternity care competency and a systematic set of tools to assess competency levels could help overcome these barriers...
March 2017: Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331737/barriers-against-mammographic-screening-in-a-socioeconomically-underdeveloped-population-a-population-based-cross-sectional-study
#2
Tolga Özmen, Salih Yüce, Tekin Güler, Canan Ulun, Nilufer Özaydın, Sandhya Pruthi, Nezih Akkapulu, Koray Karabulut, Atilla Soran, Vahit Özmen
OBJECTIVE: Mammography-screening (MS) rates remain low in underdeveloped populations. We aimed to find the barriers against MS in a low socioeconomic population. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Women aged 40-69 years who lived in the least developed city in Turkey (Mus), were targeted. A survey was used to question breast cancer (BC) knowledge and health practices. RESULTS: In total, 2054 women were surveyed (participation rate: 85%). The MS rate was 35%...
April 2016: J Breast Health (2013)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326904/validation-of-psychomotor-tasks-by-simbionix-lap-mentor-simulator-and-identifying-the-target-group
#3
Mohamed Elessawy, Arne Wewer, Veronika Guenther, Thorsten Heilmann, Christel Eckmann-Scholz, Christian Schem, Nicolai Maass, Karl-Günter Noe, Liselotte Mettler, Ibrahim Alkatout
BACKGROUND: This study addresses target group reliability and task validity for training on a laparoscopic simulator. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Data were collected on 64 participants prospectively at the Department of OB/GYN, University Hospitals Schleswig-Holstein, Campus Kiel. The Simbionix LAP Mentor for laparoscopic simulation was used to test trainees. Each participant received a questionnaire to clarify his/her medical position, surgical experience, and previous virtual reality (VR) experience, including video gaming experience...
March 22, 2017: Minimally Invasive Therapy & Allied Technologies: MITAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316278/high-risk-obstetrical-call-center-a-model-for-regions-with-limited-access-to-care
#4
Sarah J Rhoads, Hari Eswaran, Christian E Lynch, Songthip T Ounpraseuth, Everett F Magann, Curtis L Lowery
PURPOSE: High-risk obstetrical care can be challenging for women in rural states with limited access. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data were evaluated from 62,342 obstetrical calls from pregnant and postpartum patients within rural Arkansas to a nurse call center. Call center nurses provided triage using evidence-based guidelines to patients across the state. Data were extracted and analyzed using retrospective data collection and descriptive statistical methods. RESULTS: Women had an average maternal age of 28 years old, average weeks gestation was 27...
March 19, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315665/physician-scientists-in-obstetrics-and-gynecology-predictors-of-success-in-obtaining-independent-research-funding
#5
Ijeoma Okeigwe, Cynthia Wang, Joseph A Politch, Linda J Heffner, Wendy Kuohung
BACKGROUND: Obstetrics and gynecology departments receive the smallest amount of National Institutes of Health (NIH) research funding and have significantly lower application success rates compared to pediatric, internal medicine, and surgery departments. The development of mentored early career development training grants (K awards) has been one strategy implemented by the NIH to help aspiring physician-scientists establish independent research careers. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to describe the cohort of ob/gyn physician-scientists who were K08, K12, and K23 recipients from 1988-2015 and to identify predictors of success in obtaining independent federal funding, as defined by acquisition of an R01, R21, R34, U01, U54, P01, or P50...
March 15, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297313/a-comparison-of-organs-at-risk-doses-in-gyn-intracavitary-brachytherapy-for-different-tandem-lengths-and-bladder-volumes
#6
Zahra Siavashpour, Mahmoud Reza Aghamiri, Ramin Jaberi, Naser ZareAkha, Hamid Reza Dehghan Manshadi, Christian Kirisits, Mahbod Sedaghat
The purpose of this study was to investigate the concurrent effects of tandem length and bladder volume on dose to pelvic organs at risk (OARs) in HDR intracavitary brachytherapy treatment of cervical cancer. Twenty patients with locally advanced cervical cancer were selected for brachytherapy using Rotterdam applicators. The patients were CT scanned twice with empty and full bladder. Two treatment plans were prepared on each of the image sets. Patients were categorized into two groups; those treated with a tandem length of 4 cm or smaller (T≤4 cm) and those with tandem length larger than 4 cm (T>4 cm)...
May 2016: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266695/a-pilot-study-of-the-perceptions-of-actively-practicing-obstetricians-in-puerto-rico-factors-that-influence-decision-making-in-cesarean-delivery
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Alberto M Carrera, Elizabeth A Sternke, Juana I Rivera-Viñas
OBJECTIVE: The reported cesarean delivery (CD) rate for 2012 in Puerto Rico was higher than that of the United States (48.5% and 32.8%, respectively). Multiple reasons for and consequences of the high rates of CD exist. The decision to perform a CD is based on multiple factors, some of which are not obstetrical. In order to better understand those factors, the pilot study described in this manuscript analyzed data collected from obstetricians themselves. METHODS: During 2011, convenience sampling was used to collect data from active obstetric practitioners attending the Caribe Gyn 2011 conference in Ponce, Puerto Rico...
March 2017: Puerto Rico Health Sciences Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261407/factors-influencing-residency-program-selection-by-medical-students-pursuing-obstetrics-and-gynecology
#8
Meredith J Alston, Torri D Metz, Russell Fothergill, Amy Meg Autry, Sarah A Wagner, Amanda A Allshouse, Alyssa Stephenson-Famy
BACKGROUND : Little is known about the factors that influence medical student selection of obstetrics and gynecology (ob-gyn) residency programs. OBJECTIVE : We assessed the factors influencing residency program selection by fourth-year medical students pursuing ob-gyn training. METHODS : A voluntary, anonymous, 19-question survey of residency selection factors was distributed to all fourth-year medical students interviewing at 1 of 5 academic ob-gyn departments for a residency position during the 2013-2014 interview season...
February 2017: Journal of Graduate Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252310/-degree-of-satisfaction-of-patients-continuing-overactive-bladder-treatment-with-mirabegron
#9
K Švabík, J Mašata, J Krhut, R Zachoval, T Hanuš, M Halaška, L Horčička, L Krofta, M Hanáková, A Martan
OBJECTIVE: Overactive bladder syndrome is chronic disease with high prevalence rate (9-42%). This syndrome requires long term therapy, but the treatment persistence is after 3 months over all 26% with further decline in one-year period as low as 18.5%. Main reasons for stopping the treatment are low efficacy, the medication didnt work as expected and side effects. How much satisfied are patients with mirabegron persisting on its treatment? To answer this question, we provided secondary analysis of multicentre follow-up study of patients on mirabegron...
2017: Ceská Gynekologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250727/leiomyoma-in-the-retzius-space
#10
Dobrosława Sikora-Szczęśniak
Parauterine location of leiomyomas is observed to be an extremely rare clinical condition. However, when benign or malignant primary tumours are detected in that area, they are often found in the Retzius space. There have been only six cases of leiomyomas in the Retzius space reported in the literature so far. The paper presents one such leiomyoma case located in the Retzius space. This extremely rare location of the tumour justifies its presentation. The medical records of the patient treated in the outpatient's obstetrics and gynaecology (ob-gyn) clinic, her case history, and hospital records, supplemented by information obtained from the patient's daughter, were analysed...
December 2016: Przeglad Menopauzalny, Menopause Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235465/ovarian-reserve-testing-a-user-s-guide
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REVIEW
Reshef Tal, David B Seifer
Ovarian reserve is a complex clinical phenomenon that is influenced by age, genetics and environmental variables. Although it is challenging to predict the rate of an individual's ovarian reserve decline, clinicians are often asked for advice about fertility potential and/or recommendations regarding the pursuit of fertility treatment options. The purpose of this review is to summarize the state-of-the-art of ovarian reserve testing (ORT), providing a guide for the Ob/Gyn generalist and reproductive endocrinologist...
February 21, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230614/characteristics-of-providers-performing-urogynecologic-procedures-on-medicare-patients-2012-2014
#12
Daniel E Stone, Benjamin J Barenberg, Stephanie D Pickett, Dena E OʼLeary, Lieschen H Quiroz
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the characteristics of providers performing stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and pelvic organ prolapse (POP) procedures in the United States. METHODS: The Centers for Medicare Services public database, released for years 2012 through 2014, was queried for SUI-related and POP-related Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System. Providers were categorized as Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (FPMRS) providers and non-FPMRS providers, using a list of FPMRS board-certified providers compiled through the American Board of Medical Subspecialties website...
March 2017: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215984/the-cost-of-nurse-midwifery-care-use-of-interventions-resources-and-associated-costs-in-the-hospital-setting
#13
Molly R Altman, Sean M Murphy, Cynthia E Fitzgerald, H Frank Andersen, Kenn B Daratha
INTRODUCTION: Obstetrical care often involves multiple expensive, and often elective, interventions that may increase costs to patients, payers and the health care system with little effect on patient outcomes. The objectives of this study were to examine the following hospital related outcomes: 1) use of labor and birth interventions, 2) inpatient duration of stay, and 3) total direct health care costs for patients attended by a certified nurse-midwife (CNM) compared with those attended by an obstetrician-gynecologist (OB-GYN), within an environment of safe and high-quality care...
February 15, 2017: Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211155/utah-obstetricians-opinions-of-planned-home-birth-and-conflicting-nice-acog-guidelines-a-qualitative-study
#14
Emily Rainey, Sara Simonsen, Joseph Stanford, Kimberley Shoaf, Jami Baayd
BACKGROUND: The United Kingdom's National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recently published recommendations that support planned home birth for low-risk women. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) remains wary of planned home birth, asserting that hospitals and birthing centers are the safest birth settings. Our objective was to examine opinions of obstetricians in Salt Lake City, Utah about home birth in the context of rising home birth rates and conflicting guidelines...
February 17, 2017: Birth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178048/relocation-of-obstetrician-gynecologists-in-the-united-states-2005-2015
#15
Imam M Xierali, Marc A Nivet, William F Rayburn
OBJECTIVE: To examine recent trends in the relocation of obstetrician-gynecologists (ob-gyns) in the United States. METHODS: This longitudinal descriptive study analyzed relocation patterns of ob-gyns between the earliest reference point (2005) and most recently (2015). A physician's county location in a year was compared with his or her location during the previous year. Physician background and county characteristics came from three data resources (Association of American Medical Colleges databases, American Medical Association Physician Masterfile, American Community Survey)...
March 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168592/improving-perinatal-mental-health-care-for-women-veterans-description-of-a-quality-improvement-program
#16
Jodie G Katon, Lacey Lewis, Selma Hercinovic, Amanda McNab, John Fortney, Susan M Rose
Purpose We describe results from a quality improvement project undertaken to address perinatal mental healthcare for women veterans. Description This quality improvement project was conducted in a single VA healthcare system between 2012 and 2015 and included screening for depressive symptoms with the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) three times during the perinatal period, a dedicated maternity care coordinator (MCC), an on-site clinical social worker, and an on-site obstetrician/gynecologist (Ob/gyn)...
February 6, 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164320/perception-of-point-of-care-ultrasound-performed-by-emergency-medicine-physicians
#17
Whitney Hansen, Carl E Mitchell, Bikash Bhattarai, Napatkamon Ayutyanont, Jeffrey R Stowell
PURPOSE: Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is integral to the practice of emergency medicine (EM). Furthermore, EM-performed POCUS (EM-POCUS) offers consultants the opportunity to avoid delays in care due to wait times for confirmatory imaging studies. This study is the first to describe the perception of POCUS to consulting services at a single institution where EM-POCUS is routinely performed. METHODS: This study was conducted as a survey distributed to residents from consultant specialties (internal medicine [IM], general surgery [GS], and obstetrics and gynecology [OB-GYN])...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160889/is-there-a-shortage-of-obstetrician-gynecologists
#18
REVIEW
Jody Stonehocker, Joyce Muruthi, William F Rayburn
Projections of supply and demand for obstetricians-gynecologists suggest a current minimal or modest shortage that will worsen in the future. The US adult female population is expected to increase by more than 20% by 2045 and represents a key driver for increased demand for health care services. The annual number of obstetrician-gynecologists (ob-gyn) residency graduates has increased negligibly, whereas the proportion accepted into fellowships increased steadily, reducing those in general practice. The gradual increase in proportion of ob-gyns who are women coincides with desires for more work-life balance and earlier retirement from clinical practice...
March 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152936/improving-transitions-of-care-through-implementation-of-a-standardized-handoff-at-a-comprehensive-cancer-center
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Mohamed Ait Aiss, Helene P Phu, Lakeisha R Day, Varkey Abraham, Karen Chen, Mejia Rodrigo, Shehla Razvi, Carmen E Gonzalez, Norman Brito-Dellan, Srinivas Banala, David Rubio, Nicole Vaughan-Adams, Debra S Ruiz, Tan Jens, Charles F Levenback, Michael M Frumovitz, Behrouz Zand, Carmelita P Escalante
242 Background: Communication failures cause two-thirds of sentinel events in hospitals. These adverse occurrences are often both fatal and preventable. Consequently, improving the quality of handoffs has been identified by multiple accreditation constituents as a top priority patient safety goal. This project was part of an institutional initiative to standardize handoffs among physicians, trainees, and midlevel providers. METHODS: Four subgroups were identified as pilot areas: Gynecologic Oncology (Gyn Onc) fellows to nocturnalists, Surgical Oncology fellows, Pediatric Oncology residents and fellows, and Emergency Center attending staff to inpatient hospitalists...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148278/the-pathway-to-rcts-how-many-roads-are-there-examining-the-homogeneity-of-rct-justification
#20
Jeffrey Tin Yu Chow, Kevin Lam, Abdul Naeem, Zarique Z Akanda, Francie Fengqin Si, William Hodge
BACKGROUND: Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) form the foundational background of modern medical practice. They are considered the highest quality of evidence, and their results help inform decisions concerning drug development and use, preventive therapies, and screening programs. However, the inputs that justify an RCT to be conducted have not been studied. METHODS: We reviewed the MEDLINE and EMBASE databases across six specialties (Ophthalmology, Otorhinolaryngology (ENT), General Surgery, Psychiatry, Obstetrics-Gynecology (OB-GYN), and Internal Medicine) and randomly chose 25 RCTs from each specialty except for Otorhinolaryngology (20 studies) and Internal Medicine (28 studies)...
February 2, 2017: Trials
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