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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806791/effect-of-access-to-an-electronic-medical-resource-on-performance-characteristics-of-a-certification-examination-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Rebecca S Lipner, Bradley G Brossman, Kelli M Samonte, Steven J Durning
Background: Electronic resources are increasingly used in medical practice. Their use during high-stakes certification examinations has been advocated by many experts, but whether doing so would affect the capacity to differentiate between high and low abilities is unknown. Objective: To determine the effect of electronic resources on examination performance characteristics. Design: Randomized controlled trial. Setting: Medical certification program...
August 15, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806790/opening-the-book-on-maintenance-of-certification
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Steven E Weinberger
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 15, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783821/maintenance-of-certification-and-texas-sb-1148-a-threat-to-professional-self-regulation
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David H Johnson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 7, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753964/the-limpopo-non-metropolitan-drinking-water-supplier-response-to-a-diagnostic-tool-for-technical-compliance
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Avhashoni D Nefale, Ilunga Kamika, Chikwelu L Obi, Maggy Nb Momba
Water services providers should supply water that is fit for human consumption, taking into account multi-barrier approaches and technical aspects such as design aspects, operation monitoring, final water quality compliance monitoring, plant monitoring practices, maintenance, and risk management practices. Against this background, this study focused on applying the diagnostic tool for technical compliance as well as assessing the compliance of water treatment plants with management norms. Six plants in the Vhembe District Municipality were selected; the Vondo, Malamulele, Mutshedzi, and Mutale plants (conventional), and the Dzingahe and Tshedza package plants...
July 19, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686754/program-for-maintenance-of-certification-by-the-american-board-of-dermatology
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Thomas D Horn
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Cutis; Cutaneous Medicine for the Practitioner
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686234/opposing-maintenance-of-certification-moc-and-the-interstate-medical-licensure-compact
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David Kahn
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 5, 2017: Rhode Island Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671903/simulation-based-assessment-of-the-management-of-critical-events-by-board-certified-anesthesiologists
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Matthew B Weinger, Arna Banerjee, Amanda R Burden, William R McIvor, John Boulet, Jeffrey B Cooper, Randolph Steadman, Matthew S Shotwell, Jason M Slagle, Samuel DeMaria, Laurence Torsher, Elizabeth Sinz, Adam I Levine, John Rask, Fred Davis, Christine Park, David M Gaba
BACKGROUND: We sought to determine whether mannequin-based simulation can reliably characterize how board-certified anesthesiologists manage simulated medical emergencies. Our primary focus was to identify gaps in performance and to establish psychometric properties of the assessment methods. METHODS: A total of 263 consenting board-certified anesthesiologists participating in existing simulation-based maintenance of certification courses at one of eight simulation centers were video recorded performing simulated emergency scenarios...
July 3, 2017: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654620/evidence-based-medicine-wound-management
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Christine M Jones, Alexis T Rothermel, Donald R Mackay
LEARNING OBJECTIVES: After reading this article, the participant should be able to: 1. Describe the basic science of chronic wounds. 2. Discuss the general and local factors that should be considered in any patient with a chronic wound. 3. Discuss the rationale of converting a chronic wound into an acute wound. 4. Describe techniques used to prepare chronic wounds. 5. Discuss the appropriate use of different dressings presented in this article. 6. Discuss the pros and cons of the adjuncts to wound healing discussed in this article...
July 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654619/evidence-based-medicine-mandible-fractures
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Brent B Pickrell, Larry H Hollier
LEARNING OBJECTIVES: After reading this article, the participant should be able to: 1. Explain the epidemiology of mandible fractures. 2. Discuss preoperative evaluation of the patient with a mandible fracture. 3. Compare the various modalities of fracture fixation. 4. Identify common complications after fracture repair. SUMMARY: In this Maintenance of Certification/Continuing Medical Education article, the reader is provided with a review of the epidemiology, preoperative evaluation, perioperative management, and surgical outcomes of mandible fractures...
July 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654617/evidence-based-medicine-secondary-correction-of-cleft-lip-nasal-deformity
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Alexander C Allori, John B Mulliken
LEARNING OBJECTIVES: After reading this article, the participant should be able to: 1. Understand the components of unilateral and bilateral cleft lip nasal deformity. 2. Assess the deformity. 3. Design a treatment plan for secondary correction of cleft lip nasal deformity. 4. Discuss methods for managing suboptimal outcomes. SUMMARY: Correction of cleft lip nasal deformity has been addressed in this Maintenance of Certification/Continuing Medical Education series a number of times-a testament to the complexity of the topic...
July 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654616/evidence-based-medicine-the-bilateral-cleft-lip-repair
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Jacques X Zhang, Jugpal S Arneja
LEARNING OBJECTIVES: After reading this article, the participant should be able to: 1. Understand the epidemiology, abnormal embryology, anatomy, and etiopathogenesis of cleft lip. 2. Be able to classify and describe bilateral cleft lip. 3. Recognize the importance of preoperative management of bilateral cleft lip. 4. Recognize the large breadth of differing management options. 5. Describe key steps and tenets of the surgical repair. SUMMARY: This fourth Maintenance of Certification/Continuing Medical Education article on cleft lip focuses on the topic of bilateral cleft lip...
July 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654611/evidence-based-medicine-alloplastic-breast-reconstruction
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Peter A Lennox, Esta S Bovill, Sheina A Macadam
LEARNING OBJECTIVES: After studying this article, the participant should be able to: 1. Understand the different advances that have resulted in improved outcomes in implant-based reconstruction. 2. Gain knowledge about specific techniques that have evolved rapidly in recent years and how to implement these. 3. Gain an understanding of controversies associated with alloplastic reconstruction. 4. Recognize undesirable outcomes in implant-based breast reconstruction and understand strategies for correction...
July 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634631/sages-university-masters-program-a-structured-curriculum-for-deliberate-lifelong-learning
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Daniel B Jones, Dimitrios Stefanidis, James R Korndorffer, Justin B Dimick, Brian P Jacob, Linda Schultz, Daniel J Scott
BACKGROUND: Postgraduate training has been haphazard to date. Surgeons have relied on attendance to annual meetings and multiple choice study guides to demonstrate maintenance of certification and continuing medical education. METHODS: SAGES held a retreat to develop the concept and scope of the Masters Program. Surveys were sent to SAGES members to guide curriculum development and selection of anchoring operations. RESULTS: SAGES has developed an educational curriculum across eight domains (Acute Care, Biliary, Bariatric, Colorectal, Hernia, Foregut, Flex Endoscopy, and Robotic Surrey) incorporating SAGES educational materials and guidelines, social media, coaching and mentoring...
August 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609535/comparison-of-content-on-the-american-board-of-internal-medicine-maintenance-of-certification-examination-with-conditions-seen-in-practice-by-general-internists
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Bradley Gray, Jonathan Vandergrift, Rebecca S Lipner, Marianne M Green
Importance: Success on the internal medicine (IM) examination is a central requirement of the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM's) Maintenance of Certification program (MOC). Therefore, it is important to understand the degree to which this examination reflects conditions seen in practice, one dimension of content validity, which focuses on the match between content in the discipline and the topics on the examination questions. Objective: To assess whether the frequency of questions on IM-MOC examinations were concordant with the frequency of conditions seen in practice...
June 13, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606370/factors-influencing-pediatrician-retirement-a-survey-of-american-academy-of-pediatrics-chapter-members
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Mary E Rimsza, Holly Ruch-Ross, Harold K Simon, Thomas W Pendergass, Holly J Mulvey
OBJECTIVE: To assess the factors that may influence physicians' desire to retire through an analysis of data collected through the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) State Pediatrician Workforce Survey. STUDY DESIGN: An electronic survey was sent to retired and nonretired US pediatricians who held AAP membership. The respondents were asked about the importance of 12 factors that would influence or had influenced their decision to retire. The physicians who were not yet retired also were asked: "If you could afford to today, would you retire from medicine?" RESULTS: The survey was completed by 8867 pediatricians...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598738/competency-based-medical-education-and-continuing-professional-development-a-conceptualization-for-change
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Jocelyn Lockyer, Ford Bursey, Denyse Richardson, Jason R Frank, Linda Snell, Craig Campbell
Competency-based medical education (CBME) is as important in continuing professional development (CPD) as at any other stage of a physician's career. Principles of CBME have the potential to revolutionize CPD. Transitioning to CBME-based CPD will require a cultural change to gain commitment from physicians, their employers and institutions, CPD providers, professional organizations, and medical regulators. It will require learning to be aligned with professional and workplace standards. Practitioners will need to develop the expertise to systematically examine their own clinical performance data, identify performance improvement opportunities and possibilities, and develop a plan to address areas of concern...
June 2017: Medical Teacher
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594536/surgeon-patient-communication-the-key-to-patient-satisfaction-patient-centered-care-and-shared-decision-making
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Dwight W Burney Iii
The surgeon-patient relationship is rapidly evolving from surgeon-centric to patient-centric. External forces, such as the Affordable Care Act and the unsustainable growth of healthcare costs in the United States, have disrupted the old model of medical care. Effective communication between surgeons and patients as well as patient satisfaction, treatment adherence, and shared decision making are essential components of the patient-centered care paradigm. Effective communication carries high stakes for surgeons, including increased surgeon satisfaction and a reduced risk of surgeon burnout and malpractice litigation...
February 15, 2017: Instructional Course Lectures
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584484/dental-records-of-forensic-odontological-importance-maintenance-pattern-among-dental-practitioners-of-pune-city
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Gargi S Sarode, Sachin C Sarode, Shakira Choudhary, Shankargouda Patil, Rahul Anand, Himadri Vyas
CONTEXT: Forensic odontology plays a pivotal role in the identification of victims in mass disasters with the help of "Preserved dental records" available with the general dental practitioners (GDPs). However, the status of such dental records of forensic importance has not been studied extensively. AIM: To study the current status of awareness and practice of dental record maintenance by GDPs of Pune. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted among 100 randomly selected GDPs from Pune...
January 2017: Journal of Forensic Dental Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571496/occupational-variation-in-end-of-life-care-intensity
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Joseph A Hyder, R Sterling Haring, Daniel Sturgeon, Priscilla K Gazarian, Wei Jiang, Zara Cooper, Stuart R Lipsitz, Holly G Prigerson, Joel S Weissman
BACKGROUND: End-of-life (EOL) care intensity is known to vary by secular and geographic patterns. US physicians receive less aggressive EOL care than the general population, presumably the result of preferences shaped by work-place experience with EOL care. OBJECTIVE: We investigated occupation as a source of variation in EOL care intensity. METHODS: Across 4 states, we identified 660 599, nonhealth maintenance organization Medicare beneficiaries aged ≥66 years who died between 2004 and 2011...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557762/maintenance-of-certification-and-the-challenge-of-professionalism
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REVIEW
David G Nichols
Board certification has been part of the social contract in which physicians commit to maintaining up-to-date scientific knowledge and improving the quality of patient care. However, the maintenance of certification program has been controversial. This review summarizes the philosophical underpinnings, published literature, recent improvements, and future directions of the American Board of Pediatrics maintenance of certification program.
May 2017: Pediatrics
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