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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521065/eelab-an-innovative-educational-resource-in-occupational-medicine
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A Y Zhou, J Dodman, L Hussey, D Sen, C Rayner, N Zarin, R Agius
Background: Postgraduate education, training and clinical governance in occupational medicine (OM) require easily accessible yet rigorous, research and evidence-based tools based on actual clinical practice. Aims: To develop and evaluate an online resource helping physicians develop their OM skills using their own cases of work-related ill-health (WRIH). Methods: WRIH data reported by general practitioners (GPs) to The Health and Occupation Research (THOR) network were used to identify common OM clinical problems, their reported causes and management...
May 17, 2017: Occupational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515194/do-patients-and-health-care-providers-have-discordant-preferences-about-which-aspects-of-treatments-matter-most-evidence-from-a-systematic-review-of-discrete-choice-experiments
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Mark Harrison, Katherine Milbers, Marie Hudson, Nick Bansback
OBJECTIVES: To review studies eliciting patient and healthcare provider preferences for healthcare interventions using discrete choice experiments (DCEs) to (1) review the methodology to evaluate similarities, differences, rigour of designs and whether comparisons are made at the aggregate level or account for individual heterogeneity; and (2) quantify the extent to which they demonstrate concordance of patient and healthcare provider preferences. METHODS: A systematic review searching Medline, EMBASE, Econlit, PsycINFO and Web of Science for DCEs using patient and healthcare providers...
May 17, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513902/prospective-analysis-of-radiation-oncology-image-and-plan-driven-peer-review-for-head-and-neck-cancer
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Sakellarios Zairis, Danielle N Margalit, Trevor J Royce, William D Powlis, Roy B Tishler, Jonathan D Schoenfeld
BACKGROUND: Departmental "chart rounds" is an established form of review in radiation oncology, however, evidence is lacking that identifies links between features of a more subspecialized disease site-specific review and the likelihood and characteristics of recommendations made. We prospectively analyzed our head and neck group's review process to identify associations that could guide future practice. METHODS: Our group reviewed proposed management and treatment volumes for radiation simulated patients on a weekly basis, and we collected data encompassing recommendations made by individuals or group consensus...
May 17, 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508740/caep-2016-academic-symposium-a-writer-s-guide-to-key-steps-in-producing-quality-medical-education-scholarship
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Teresa M Chan, Brent Thoma, Andrew Koch Hall, Aleisha Murnaghan, Daniel K Ting, Carly Hagel, Kristen Weersink, Paola Camorlinga, Jill McEwen, Farhan Bhanji, Jonathan Sherbino
A key skill for successful clinician educators is the effective dissemination of scholarly innovations and research. Although there are many ways to disseminate scholarship, the most accepted and rewarded form of educational scholarship is publication in peer-reviewed journals. This paper provides direction for emergency medicine (EM) educators interested in publishing their scholarship via traditional peer-reviewed avenues. It builds upon four literature reviews that aggregated recommendations for writing and publishing high-quality quantitative and qualitative research, innovations, and reviews...
May 2017: CJEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502556/morbidity-and-mortality-conference-is-not-sufficient-for-surgical-quality-control-processes-and-outcomes-of-a-successful-attending-physician-peer-review-committee
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H David Reines, Amber W Trickey, Jean Donovan
BACKGROUND: Physician Peer Review (PPR) is required by The Joint Commission to assure examination of individual and group outcomes. Although surgeons may utilize Morbidity and Mortality (M&M) conference, applying these data to determine Focused Professional Practice Evaluations involves outcomes review. A PPR Committee of senior surgeons was created. This report describes one institution's surgical PPR process and results. METHOD: A two-year (2014-2015) retrospective review of significant non-trauma complications and unanticipated deaths evaluated by PPR was performed...
May 3, 2017: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495816/determinants-of-treatment-duration-in-the-prevention-of-recurrent-venous-thromboembolism-a-protocol-for-a-balanced-vignette-experiment
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Vincent Ten Cate, Brigitte Ab Essers, Martin H Prins
INTRODUCTION: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a condition that annually occurs in approximately 1‰ of the world's population. Patients who have already had a VTE are at elevated risk for a recurrent VTE. Recurrent events increase the risk of long-term sequelae and can be fatal. Adequate secondary prophylaxis is thus needed to prevent such events. Patients with VTE are often prone to bleeding, and pharmacological prophylaxis exacerbates bleeding risk. Expert opinions on the optimum duration of secondary prophylaxis in VTE still vary substantially...
May 10, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490204/exploring-participatory-behaviour-of-disability-benefit-claimants-from-an-insurance-physician-s-perspective
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Christiaan Sjobbema, Sijrike van der Mei, Bert Cornelius, Jac van der Klink, Sandra Brouwer
PURPOSE: In the Dutch social security system, insurance physicians (IPs) assess participatory behaviour as part of the overall disability claim assessment. This study aims to explore the views and opinions of IPs regarding participatory behaviour as well as factors related to inadequate participatory behaviour, and to incorporate these factors in the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) biopsychosocial framework. METHOD: This qualitative study collected data by means of open-ended questions in 10 meetings of local peer review groups (PRGs) which included a total of 78 IPs of the Dutch Social Security Institute...
May 11, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483137/expanded-roles-of-registered-nurses-in-primary-care-delivery-of-the-future
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Laurie Bauer, Thomas Bodenheimer
BACKGROUND: Primary care in the United States is changing: practice size is increasing, there is a growing shortage of primary care practitioners, and there is a heightened prevalence of chronic disease. Given these trends, it is likely that registered nurses will become important members of the primary care team. PURPOSE: This paper explores the challenges and opportunities in primary care delivery in the 21st century and examines the likelihood of expanded roles for RNs to improve quality and add capacity to the primary care workforce...
April 7, 2017: Nursing Outlook
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473098/acr-appropriateness-criteria-%C3%A2-chronic-hip-pain
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Douglas N Mintz, Catherine C Roberts, Jenny T Bencardino, Steven J Baccei, Michelle S Caird, R Carter Cassidy, Eric Y Chang, Michael G Fox, Soterios Gyftopoulos, Mark J Kransdorf, Darlene F Metter, William B Morrison, Zehava S Rosenberg, Nehal A Shah, Kirstin M Small, Naveen Subhas, Siddharth Tambar, Jeffrey D Towers, Joseph S Yu, Barbara N Weissman
Chronic hip pain is a common clinical problem whose cause is often elucidated by imaging. The ACR Appropriateness Criteria for chronic hip pain define best practices of image ordering. Clinical scenarios are followed by the imaging choices and their appropriateness. The information is in ordered tables with an accompanying narrative explanation to guide physicians to order the right test. The American College of Radiology Appropriateness Criteria are evidence-based guidelines for specific clinical conditions that are reviewed annually by a multidisciplinary expert panel...
May 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473073/acr-appropriateness-criteria-%C3%A2-known-or-suspected-congenital-heart-disease-in-the-adult
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Pamela K Woodard, Vincent B Ho, Scott R Akers, Garth Beache, Richard K J Brown, Kristopher W Cummings, S Bruce Greenberg, James K Min, Arthur E Stillman, Jadranka Stojanovska, Jill E Jacobs
The incidence of congenital heart disease (CHD) has been increasing in the adult patient population in part as a result of better patient survival. Patients with more severe CHD are living longer. Nearly all adults with known CHD require periodic imaging as a means of monitoring their disease process. Furthermore, adult patients with suspected CHD require imaging as a means of definitive diagnosis. As a result, it is important for both the referring clinician and the imager to be aware of the most appropriate imaging modality needed to obtain the data most needed to direct the next steps in patient care...
May 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472533/a-systematic-review-of-the-impact-of-physician-implicit-racial-bias-on-clinical-decision-making
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Erin Dehon, Nicole Weiss, Jonathan Jones, Whitney Faulconer, Elizabeth Hinton, Sarah Sterling
OBJECTIVES: Disparities in diagnosis and treatment of racial minorities exist in the emergency department (ED). A better understanding of how physician implicit (unconscious) bias contributes to these disparities may help identify ways to eliminate such racial disparities. The objective of this systematic review was to examine and summarize the evidence on the association between physician implicit racial bias and clinical decision making. METHODS: Based on PRISMA guidelines, a structured electronic literature search of PubMed, CINAHL, Scopus, and PsycINFO databases was conducted...
May 4, 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446524/experiences-attitudes-and-possibilities-for-improvement-concerning-the-cooperation-between-occupational-physicians-rehabilitation-physicians-and-general-practitioners-in-germany-from-the-perspectives-of-the-medical-groups-and-rehabilitation-patients-a-protocol
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Susanne Voelter-Mahlknecht, Jan M Stratil, Rainer Kaluscha, Gert Krischak, Monika A Rieger
INTRODUCTION: Rehabilitation measures for patients in the working age primarily aim at maintaining employability, restoring fitness for work or timely return to work (RTW). To facilitate RTW after long sick leave in Germany, both rehabilitation physicians' knowledge about the patients' workplace and communication between the rehabilitation physician and the occupational physician need to be improved. This research will record the experiences and attitudes of occupational physicians, rehabilitation physicians and general practitioners, as well as of rehabilitation patients, to indicate barriers and possibilities for improvement concerning the intersection between workplace and rehabilitation institution...
April 26, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439405/the-start-back-tool-in-chiropractic-practice-a-narrative-review
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Yasmeen Khan
BACKGROUND: The Keele STarT Back Tool was designed for primary care medical physicians in the UK to determine the risk for persistent disabling pain in patients with musculoskeletal pain and to tailor treatments accordingly. In medical and physical therapy settings, STarT Back Tool's tailored care plans improved patients' low back pain outcomes and lowered costs. OBJECTIVE: Review studies using the STarT Back Tool in chiropractic patient populations. METHODS: PubMed, The Cochrane Library, Index to Chiropractic Literature, and Science Direct databases were searched...
2017: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410366/brief-educational-interventions-to-improve-performance-on-novel-quality-metrics-in-ambulatory-settings-in-kenya-a-multi-site-pre-post-effectiveness-trial
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Robert Ryan Korom, Stephanie Onguka, Peter Halestrap, Maureen McAlhaney, Mary Adam
BACKGROUND: The quality of primary care delivered in resource-limited settings is low. While some progress has been made using educational interventions, it is not yet clear how to sustainably improve care for common acute illnesses in the outpatient setting. Management of urinary tract infection is particularly important in resource-limited settings, where it is commonly diagnosed and associated with high levels of antimicrobial resistance. We describe an educational programme targeting non-physician health care providers and its effects on various clinical quality metrics for urinary tract infection...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401122/quality-indicators-for-the-detection-and-management-of-chronic-kidney-disease-in-primary-care-in-canada-derived-from-a-modified-delphi-panel-approach
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Karen Tu, Lindsay Bevan, Katie Hunter, Jess Rogers, Jacqueline Young, Gihad Nesrallah
BACKGROUND: The detection and management of chronic kidney disease lies within primary care; however, performance measures applicable in the Canadian context are lacking. We sought to develop a set of primary care quality indicators for chronic kidney disease in the Canadian setting and to assess the current state of the disease's detection and management in primary care. METHODS: We used a modified Delphi panel approach, involving 20 panel members from across Canada (10 family physicians, 7 nephrologists, 1 patient, 1 primary care nurse and 1 pharmacist)...
January 2017: CMAJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391236/study-on-the-utility-of-a-statewide-counselling-programme-for-improving-mortality-outcomes-of-patients-with-staphylococcus-aureus-bacteraemia-in-thuringia-support-a-study-protocol-of-a-cluster-randomised-crossover-trial
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S Weis, S Hagel, R P H Schmitz, A Scherag, F M Brunkhorst, C Forstner, B Löffler, M W Pletz
INTRODUCTION: Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia (SAB) is a frequent infection with high mortality rates. It requires specific diagnostic and therapeutic management such as prolonged intravenous administration of antibiotics and aggressive search for and control of infectious sources. Underestimation of disease severity frequently results in delayed or inappropriate management of patients with SAB leading to increased mortality rates. According to observational studies, patient counselling by infectious disease consultants (IDC) improves survival and reduces the length of hospital stay as well as complication rates...
April 8, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379935/simulation-fellowship-programs-an-international-survey-of-program-directors
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Brenda Natal, Demian Szyld, Scott Pasichow, Zia Bismilla, Jonathan Pirie, Adam Cheng
PURPOSE: To report on the evolution of simulation-based training (SBT) by identifying the composition and infrastructure of existing simulation fellowship programs, describing the current training practices, disclosing existing program barriers, and highlighting opportunities for standardization. METHOD: Investigators conducted a cross-sectional survey study among English-speaking simulation fellowship program directors (September 2014-September 2015). They identified fellowships through academic/institutional Web sites, peer-reviewed literature, Web-based search engines, and snowball sampling...
April 4, 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360250/development-of-the-brussels-infant-and-toddler-stool-scale-bitss-protocol-of-the-study
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Yvan Vandenplas, Hania Szajewska, Marc Benninga, Carlo Di Lorenzo, Christophe Dupont, Christophe Faure, Mohamed Miqdadi, Seksit Osatakul, Carmen Ribes-Konickx, Miguel Saps, Raanan Shamir, Annamaria Staiano
INTRODUCTION: The Bristol Stool Form Scale (BSS) which consists of 7 photographs of different stool forms allows assessment of stool consistency (scale 1 for hard lumps to scale 7 for watery stools), in an objective manner in adults. The BSS is also sometimes used to characterise the stools of infants and young children. Despite its use, there is general agreement among paediatric gastroenterologists that the BSS is not adequate to be used in infants and young children who wear diapers; thus, a new scale specifically designed for this population is needed...
March 29, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360244/evaluation-of-an-alternative-care-provider-clinic-for-severe-sleep-disordered-breathing-a-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Ada Ip-Buting, Jenny Kelly, Maria J Santana, Erika D Penz, W Ward Flemons, Willis H Tsai, Kristin L Fraser, Patrick J Hanly, Sachin R Pendharkar
INTRODUCTION: Despite the high prevalence of sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) and the significant health consequences associated with untreated disease, access to diagnosis and treatment remains a challenge. Even patients with severe SDB (severe obstructive sleep apnoea or hypoventilation), who are at particularly high risk of adverse health effects, are subject to long delays. Previous research has demonstrated that, within a sleep clinic, management by alternative care providers (ACPs) is effective for patients with milder forms of SDB...
March 29, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344717/a-digital-peer-to-peer-learning-platform-for-clinical-skills-development
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Jesse Basnak, Jennifer Ortynski, Meghan Chow, Emeka Nzekwu
BACKGROUND: Due to constraints in time and resources, medical curricula may not provide adequate opportunities for pre-clerkship students to practice clinical skills. To address this, medical students at the University of Alberta developed a digital peer-to-peer learning initiative. The initiative assessed if students can learn clinical skills from their peers in co-curricular practice objective structured clinical exams (OSCEs). METHODS: A total of 144 first-year medical students participated...
February 2017: Canadian Medical Education Journal
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