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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748015/evaluation-of-problem-based-learning-curriculum-implementation-in-a-clerkship-rotation-of-a-newly-established-african-medical-training-institution-lessons-from-the-university-of-botswana
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Stephane Tshitenge Tshitenge, Chiratidzo Ellen Ndhlovu, Radiance Ogundipe
INTRODUCTION: Problem-based Learning (PBL) curricula, like all curricula, require systematic evaluation as there is a risk of implementing a dysfunctional PBL curriculum. The study intended to evaluate the PBL curriculum delivery from the perspective of the clerkship students at the University of Botswana-Faculty of Medicine. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted among clerkship students in Family Medicine, Paediatrics, Internal Medicine and Surgery. During a 4-week period, each respondent completed weekly a questionnaire based survey tool...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738746/how-do-clinical-competency-committees-use-different-sources-of-data-to-assess-residents-performance-on-the-internal-medicine-milestones-a-mixed-methods-pilot-study
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Andem Ekpenyong, Elizabeth Baker, Ilene Harris, Ara Tekian, Richard Abrams, Shalini Reddy, Yoon Soo Park
PURPOSE: This study examines how Clinical Competency Committees (CCCs) synthesize assessment data to make judgments about residents' clinical performances. METHODS: Between 2014 and 2015, after four six-month reporting periods to the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), 7 of 16 CCC faculty at Rush University Medical Center completed questionnaires focused on their perspectives about rating residents on their achievement of the milestones and participated in a focus group...
July 25, 2017: Medical Teacher
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736125/minimally-invasive-treatment-of-displaced-femoral-shaft-fractures-with-a-teleoperated-robot-assisted-surgical-system
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Qing Zhu, Bin Liang, Xingsong Wang, Xiaogang Sun, Liming Wang
BACKGROUND: Minimally invasive surgical operation of intramedullary (IM) nailing is a standard technique for treating diaphyseal fractures. However, in addition to its advantages, there are some drawbacks such as the frequent occurrence of malalignment, physical fatigue and high radiation exposure to medical staff. The use of robotic and navigation techniques is promising treatments for femoral fractures. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This paper presents a novel robot-assisted manipulator for femoral shaft fracture reduction with indirect contact with the femur...
July 12, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735860/are-oral-and-maxillofacial-surgery-residents-being-adequately-trained-to-care-for-pediatric-patients
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Shelly Abramowicz, Leonard B Kaban, Andrew S Wurtzel, Steven M Roser
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether current oral and maxillofacial surgery (OMS) residents are receiving adequate training and experience to perform specific surgical procedures and anesthesia for pediatric patients. STUDY DESIGN: A 17-question survey was sent electronically to fellows of the American Academy of Craniomaxillofacial Surgeons. Descriptive data for individual surgeons, their associated residency programs, and the quantity of specific pediatric procedures they performed were collected...
May 4, 2017: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735844/hyperlipidemia-increases-the-risk-of-retear-after-arthroscopic-rotator-cuff-repair
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Grant H Garcia, Joseph N Liu, Alexandra Wong, Frank Cordasco, David M Dines, Joshua S Dines, Lawrence V Gulotta, Russell Warren
BACKGROUND: Hyperlipidemia (HL) has been identified as a risk factor for rotator cuff tear, but no studies have evaluated its effects on healing. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of HL and statin use on rotator cuff healing after arthroscopic repair. METHODS: This was a retrospective review of 85 patients (86 shoulders) who underwent arthroscopic rotator cuff repair with postoperative ultrasound evaluation. Ultrasound findings were graded no retear, partial-thickness retear (PT), or full-thickness retear (FT)...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734949/the-program-evaluation-committee-in-action-lessons-learned-from-a-general-surgery-residency-s-experience
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Shanley B Deal, Heather Seabott, Lily Chang, Adnan A Alseidi
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the success of the annual program evaluation process and describe the experience of a Program Evaluation Committee for a General Surgery residency program. DESIGN: We conducted a retrospective review of the Program Evaluation Committee's meeting minutes, data inputs, and outcomes from 2014 to 2016. We identified top priorities by year, characterized supporting data, summarized the improvement plans and outcome measures, and evaluated whether the outcomes were achieved at 1 year...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729189/the-quality-in-training-initiative-giving-residents-data-to-learn-clinical-effectiveness
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Morgan M Sellers, Matt Fordham, Craig W Miller, Clifford Y Ko, Rachel R Kelz
BACKGROUND: Training programs are expected to provide clinical outcomes data to residents. Few systems have the necessary infrastructure. We evaluated initial adoption and use of the Quality In-Training Initiative (QITI) platform linking National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) data to trainees. STUDY DESIGN: Proportions of Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education general surgery residency programs with differing levels of NSQIP and QITI affiliation were calculated and program characteristics were compared...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729060/correlation-of-joint-volume-and-passive-range-of-motion-with-capsulo-synovial-thickness-measured-by-contrast-enhanced-mri-in-adhesive-capsulitis
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Yong-Taek Lee, Kwang-Soo Chun, Kyung Jae Yoon, Hee-Jin Park, So-Yeon Lee, Eugene Kim, Young Sook Park, Kyoung-Ho Seo
BACKGROUND: No study has investigated the relationship between the findings of contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (CE-MRI) and joint volume of shoulder, which has been considered the standard reference for diagnosis of adhesive capsulitis (AC). OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship among the capsule-synovial thickness measured by CE-MRI, joint volume and passive range of motion (ROM) in patient with AC. DESIGN: Retrospective study SETTING: Institutional practice PATIENTS: Medical record of one-hundred-three patients (46 male, 57 female), who were treated with sono-guided intraaticular injection with diagnosis of AC and underwent CE-MRI to rule out concomitant other shoulder disease, were retrospectively reviewed...
July 17, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727641/decreased-average-power-of-the-hip-external-muscles-as-a-predictive-parameter-for-lower-extremity-injury-in-women-a-prospective-study
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Ruth Verrelst, Damien Van Tiggelen, Roel De Ridder, Erik Witvrouw
OBJECTIVE: To prospectively identify hip strength associated risk factors contributing to the development of lower extremity (LE) injury. DESIGN: Data were prospectively collected on healthy female physical education students. SETTING: This study was conducted in the institution of the University of Ghent. PARTICIPANTS: Eighty-nine female physical education students aged 19.53 ± 1.07 years. ASSESSMENT OF RISK FACTORS: Testing included isokinetic hip strength measurements of abductors, adductors, internal rotators, and external rotators (ERs)...
July 14, 2017: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: Official Journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727368/medical-ozone-therapy-reduces-oxidative-stress-and-testicular-damage-in-an-experimental-model-of-testicular-torsion-in-rats
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Mustafa Tusat, Ahmet Mentese, Selim Demir, Ahmet Alver, Mustafa Imamoglu
OBJECTIVE: Testicular torsion (TT) refers to rotation of the testis and twisting of the spermatic cord. TT results in ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury involving increased oxidative stress, inflammation and apoptosis, and can even lead to infertility. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of ozone therapy on testicular damage due to I/R injury in an experimental torsion model. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 24 male Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into 3 groups; sham-operated, torsion/detorsion (T/D), and T/D+ozone...
June 14, 2017: International Braz J Urol: Official Journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723306/inclusion-of-lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender-queer-and-intersex-health-in-australian-and-new-zealand-medical-education
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Asiel Adan Sanchez, Erica Southgate, Gary Rogers, Robbert J Duvivier
PURPOSE: This study aims at establishing the scope of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex (LGBTQI) health in Australian and New Zealand medical curricula. METHODS: We sent medical school curriculum administrators an online cross-sectional survey. RESULTS: The response rate was 15 medical schools (71%): 14 Australian schools and 1 New Zealand school. Respondents included program directors (n = 5; 33%), course coordinators (n = 4; 27%), Heads of School (n = 2; 13%), one Dean (7%), and three others (20%)...
July 19, 2017: LGBT Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720438/on-the-utility-of-3d-hand-cursors-to-explore-medical-volume-datasets-with-a-touchless-interface
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Daniel Simões Lopes, Pedro Duarte de Figueiredo Parreira, Soraia Figueiredo Paulo, Vitor Nunes, Paulo Amaral Rego, Manuel Cassiano Neves, Pedro Silva Rodrigues, Joaquim Armando Jorge
Analyzing medical volume datasets requires interactive visualization so that users can extract anatomo-physiological information in real-time. Conventional volume rendering systems rely on 2D input devices, such as mice and keyboards, which are known to hamper 3D analysis as users often struggle to obtain the desired orientation that is only achieved after several attempts. In this paper, we address which 3D analysis tools are better performed with 3D hand cursors operating on a touchless interface comparatively to a 2D input devices running on a conventional WIMP interface...
July 15, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720414/global-health-imaging-in-radiology-residency-a-survey-of-canadian-radiology-residents
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Rebecca Zener, Ian Ross
PURPOSE: The study sought to determine Canadian radiology resident perception of and interest in global health imaging (GHI) and the barriers they encounter in pursuing GHI experiences during residency training. METHODS: A peer-reviewed, online, anonymous, multiple-choice survey was distributed to Canadian radiology residents at English-language programs. RESULTS: Fifty residents responded to the survey (∼16% response rate); 72% of respondents perceived an unmet need for medical imaging in the developing world...
July 15, 2017: Canadian Association of Radiologists Journal, Journal L'Association Canadienne des Radiologistes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706100/medical-service-use-and-usual-care-of-common-shoulder-disorders-in-korea-a-cross-sectional-study-using-the-health-insurance-review-and-assessment-service-national-patient-sample
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Hwansoo Joo, Yoon Jae Lee, Joon-Shik Shin, Jinho Lee, Me-Riong Kim, Wonil Koh, Yeoncheol Park, Yun Kyung Song, Jae-Heung Cho, In-Hyuk Ha
OBJECTIVES: This study examined National Health Insurance claims data to investigate the epidemiology of shoulder disorders in Korea. Detailed information on medical services and related costs was assessed by major shoulder disorder category. DESIGN AND SETTING: The 2014 National Patient Sample dataset provided by the Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service was analysed. Among shoulder-related diagnosis codes, adhesive capsulitis of the shoulder (ACS), rotator cuff syndrome (RCS) and shoulder impingement syndrome (SIS) categories were of highest prevalence...
July 12, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702386/disorders-of-the-long-head-of-the-biceps-tenotomy-versus-tenodesis
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Fabiano Rebouças Ribeiro, André Petry Sandoval Ursolino, Vinicius Ferreira Lima Ramos, Fernando Hovaguim Takesian, Antonio Carlos Tenor Júnior, Miguel Pereira da Costa
Disorders of the long head of biceps tendon are common in clinical practice. Their causes could be degenerative, inflammatory, instability (subluxation or luxation) or traumatic. They are generally associated to other diseases of the shoulder, mainly rotator cuff injuries. Currently, there is controversy in the literature regarding the indications for surgical treatment and the choice of the best technique for each case, due to the possibility of esthetic deformity, loss of muscle strength, and residual pain...
May 2017: Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701200/assessing-colonoscopic-inspection-skill-using-a-virtual-withdrawal-simulation-a-preliminary-validation-of-performance-metrics
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Christine M Zupanc, Guy M Wallis, Andrew Hill, Robin Burgess-Limerick, Stephan Riek, Annaliese M Plooy, Mark S Horswill, Marcus O Watson, Hans de Visser, David Conlan, David G Hewett
BACKGROUND: The effectiveness of colonoscopy for diagnosing and preventing colon cancer is largely dependent on the ability of endoscopists to fully inspect the colonic mucosa, which they achieve primarily through skilled manipulation of the colonoscope during withdrawal. Performance assessment during live procedures is problematic. However, a virtual withdrawal simulation can help identify and parameterise actions linked to successful inspection, and offer standardised assessments for trainees...
July 12, 2017: BMC Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700903/computer-based-classification-of-chromoendoscopy-images-using-homogeneous-texture-descriptors
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Hussam Ali, Muhammad Sharif, Mussarat Yasmin, Mubashir Husain Rehmani
Computer-aided analysis of clinical pathologies is a challenging task in the field of medical imaging. Specifically, the detection of abnormal regions in the frames collected during an endoscopic session is difficult. The variations in the conditions of image acquisition, such as field of view or illumination modification, make it more demanding. Therefore, the design of a computer-assisted diagnostic system for the recognition of gastric abnormalities requires features that are robust to scale, rotation, and illumination variations of the images...
July 5, 2017: Computers in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699147/what-are-the-complications-survival-and-outcomes-after-revision-to-reverse-shoulder-arthroplasty-in-patients-older-than-80-years
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Eduard Alentorn-Geli, Nicholas J Clark, Andrew T Assenmacher, Brian T Samuelsen, Joaquín Sánchez-Sotelo, Robert H Cofield, John W Sperling
BACKGROUND: By the time patients with a failed shoulder arthroplasty require revision surgery, a substantial number are older than 80 years. The risk of complications of revision arthroplasty in this elderly population is largely unknown and needs to be considered when contemplating whether these patients are too frail for revision surgery. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: (1) What are the 90-day medical and surgical complications after revision to reverse shoulder arthroplasty (RSA) in patients older than 80 years? (2) What are the 2- and 5-year survival rates after revision? (3) Was there an improvement in pain at rest or with activity, range of motion (ROM), and strength after revision surgery? METHODS: Between 2004 and 2013, 38 patients who were older than 80 years (84 ± 3 years) underwent revision surgery to a RSA...
July 11, 2017: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698718/the-holy-grail-of-orthopedic-surgery-mesenchymal-stem-cells-their-current-uses-and-potential-applications
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Roberto Berebichez-Fridman, Ricardo Gómez-García, Julio Granados-Montiel, Enrique Berebichez-Fastlicht, Anell Olivos-Meza, Julio Granados, Cristina Velasquillo, Clemente Ibarra
Only select tissues and organs are able to spontaneously regenerate after disease or trauma, and this regenerative capacity diminishes over time. Human stem cell research explores therapeutic regenerative approaches to treat various conditions. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are derived from adult stem cells; they are multipotent and exert anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory effects. They can differentiate into multiple cell types of the mesenchyme, for example, endothelial cells, osteoblasts, chondrocytes, fibroblasts, tenocytes, vascular smooth muscle cells, and sarcomere muscular cells...
2017: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698333/research-protocol-for-platelets-in-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-an-observational-case-controlled-feasibility-study-to-assess-coagulation-and-platelet-function-abnormalities-with-rotem-following-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-pohcar
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Agnieszka Skorko, Matthew Thomas, Andrew Mumford, Thomas Johnson, Elinor Griffiths, Rosemary Greenwood, Jonathan Benger
INTRODUCTION: Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) has an annual incidence of approximately 60 000 in the UK. Less than 10% of those who receive resuscitation survive to hospital discharge. For OHCA of a presumed cardiac cause, the optimal antiplatelet therapy is currently unknown. Previous studies indicate that a procoagulopathic state exists postcardiac arrest which may contribute to the formation of thrombi and contribute to poor outcomes. However, the administration of antiplatelet therapies needs to be balanced against the increased risk of bleeding that these individuals face...
July 10, 2017: BMJ Open
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