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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525633/scan-echo-for-pain-management-implementing-a-regional-telementoring-training-for-primary-care-providers
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Sherry Ball, Brigid Wilson, Scott Ober, Ali Mchaourab
Objective.:  The Specialty Care Access Network-Extension for Community Health Outcomes (SCAN-ECHO) is a video teleconferencing-based training program where primary care providers are trained by a specialty care team to provide specialty care. A multidisciplinary team of pain management specialists at the Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center established such a program for pain management; a description and preliminary effectiveness assessment of this training program is presented...
May 19, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489453/association-of-decision-making-with-patients-perceptions-of-care-and-knowledge-during-longitudinal-pulmonary-nodule-surveillance
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Donald R Sullivan, Sara E Golden, Linda Ganzini, Renda Soylemez Wiener, Karen B Eden, Christopher G Slatore
RATIONALE: Patient participation in medical decision making is widely advocated, but outcomes are inconsistent. OBJECTIVES: We examined the associations between medical decision making roles and patients' perceptions of their care and knowledge while undergoing pulmonary nodule surveillance. METHODS: The setting was an academically-affiliated Veterans Affairs hospital network where 121 participants had 319 decision making encounters. The Control Preferences Scale was used to assess patients' decision making roles...
May 10, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476277/implementing-smoking-cessation-guidelines-for-hospitalized-veterans-cessation-results-from-the-va-best-trial
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Mark W Vander Weg, John E Holman, Hafizur Rahman, Mary Vaughan Sarrazin, Stephen L Hillis, Steven S Fu, Kathleen M Grant, Allan V Prochazka, Susan L Adams, Catherine T Battaglia, Lynne M Buchanan, David Tinkelman, David A Katz
PURPOSE: To examine the impact of a nurse-initiated tobacco cessation intervention focused on providing guideline-recommended care to hospitalized smokers. DESIGN: Pre-post quasi-experimental trial. SETTING: General medical units of four US Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals. SUBJECTS: 898 adult Veteran smokers (503 and 395 were enrolled in the baseline and intervention periods, respectively). INTERVENTION: The intervention included academic detailing, adaptation of the computerized medical record, patient self-management support, and organizational support and feedback...
June 2017: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449592/-i-had-to-change-so-much-in-my-life-to-live-with-my-new-limitations-multimorbid-patients-descriptions-of-their-most-bothersome-chronic-conditions
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Cindie A Slightam, Kirsten Brandt, Emily C Jenchura, Eleanor T Lewis, Steven M Asch, Donna M Zulman
Objective To characterize diseases that are described as most bothersome by individuals with multiple chronic conditions and to identify themes that characterize their experiences with their most bothersome condition. Methods In a survey of patients at an academic center and a Veterans Affairs hospital, we asked individuals with multiple chronic conditions to identify their most bothersome chronic condition and describe why it is challenging. Standard content analysis methods were used to code responses and identify themes reflecting characteristics of most bothersome conditions...
January 1, 2017: Chronic Illness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427430/profile-and-professional-expectations-of-medical-students-from-11-latin-american-countries-the-red-lirhus-project
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Percy Mayta-Tristán, Reneé Pereyra-Elías, Juan José Montenegro-Idrogo, Christian R Mejia, Fiorella Inga-Berrospi, Edward Mezones-Holguín
BACKGROUND: Latin America is undergoing a human resource crisis in health care in terms of labor shortage, misdistribution and poor orientation to primary care. Workforce data are needed to inform the planning of long-term strategies to address this problem. This study aimed to evaluate the academic and motivational profile, as well as the professional expectations, of Latin American medical students. RESULTS: We conducted an observational, cross-sectional, multi-country study evaluating medical students from 11 Spanish-speaking countries in 2011-2012...
April 20, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422561/development-and-feasibility-of-a-structured-goals-of-care-communication-guide
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David B Bekelman, Rachel Johnson-Koenke, Sangeeta C Ahluwalia, Anne M Walling, Jamie Peterson, Rebecca L Sudore
BACKGROUND: Discussing goals of care and advance care planning is beneficial, yet how to best integrate goals of care communication into clinical care remains unclear. OBJECTIVE: To develop and determine the feasibility of a structured goals of care communication guide for nurses and social workers. DESIGN/SETTING/SUBJECTS: Developmental study with providers in an academic and Veterans Affairs (VA) health system (n = 42) and subsequent pilot testing with patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or heart failure (n = 15) and informal caregivers (n = 4) in a VA health system...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373909/revascularization-and-outcomes-in-veterans-with-moderate-to-severe-ischemia-on-myocardial-perfusion-imaging
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David E Winchester, Alexander J Bolanos, Anita Wokhlu, Rebecca J Beyth, Leslee J Shaw
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of ischemia on nuclear myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) has been decreasing. Recent research has questioned the benefit of invasive revascularization for patients with moderate to severe ischemia. We hypothesized that patients with moderate to severe ischemia could routinely undergo successful revascularization. METHODS: We analyzed data from 544 patients who underwent an MPI at a single academic Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Patients with moderate to severe ischemia, defined as a summed difference score (SDS) 8 or greater, were compared to the rest of the cohort...
2017: Military Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363384/dedicated-educational-nursing-unit-clinical-instructors-role-perceptions-and-learning-needs
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Donna M Glynn, Cecilia McVey, Judith Wendt, Bonnie Russell
Over the past decade, health care leaders have called for a radical transformation in health care and nursing education. Patient care has become complex, demanding succinct interprofessional communication and collaboration to optimize the care of the patient, and the nurse at the bedside is the optimal leader at the point of care. Assistance with the clinical reasoning and critical thinking with nursing students is pivotal for successful patient outcomes. The expert clinical nurse at the bedside is the premier faculty to guide the young practitioner in the care of the patient...
March 2017: Journal of Professional Nursing: Official Journal of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358649/organizational-context-and-female-faculty-s-perception-of-the-climate-for-women-in-academic-medicine
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René Carapinha, Caitlin M McCracken, Erica T Warner, Emorcia V Hill, Joan Y Reede
PURPOSE: Gender inequalities in the careers of faculty in academic medicine could partially be attributed to an organizational climate that can exclude or be nonsupportive of women faculty. This study explores the climate for women faculty from a systems perspective at the organizational and individual levels based on the perceptions of women faculty. Race differences were also investigated. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Cross-sectional survey data from women faculty (N = 3127) at 13 purposively sampled medical schools and an institutional assessment of organizational characteristics were used...
March 30, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345445/the-role-of-patient-financial-assistance-programs-in-reducing-costs-for-cancer-patients
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Leah L Zullig, Steven Wolf, Lisa Vlastelica, Veena Shankaran, S Yousuf Zafar
BACKGROUND: Limited transparency exists regarding eligibility and benefits for patient financial assistance programs (PAPs). OBJECTIVE: To describe oral anticancer medication costs, insurance coverage, and the degree of financial assistance provided by PAPs. METHODS: This was a retrospective study of prescription anticancer medication costs and PAP coverage. The study used data from an academic cancer center's specialty pharmacy. Medication, cost, and coverage data were collected from the specialty pharmacy database for prescriptions filled from January 2013 to November 2015...
April 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343794/sickness-presenteeism-among-health-care-providers-in-an-academic-tertiary-care-center-in-riyadh
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Mohammed Al Nuhait, Khaled Al Harbi, Amjad Al Jarboa, Rami Bustami, Shmaylan Alharbi, Abdulkareem Albekairy, Hind Almodaimegh
The term sickness presenteeism (SP) has been described as the act of going to work despite having a state of health that may be regarded as poor enough to justify sick leave. SP has been observed to be prevalent among three-quarters of health care providers (HCPs). Working while sick not only puts patients at risk but also decreases productivity and increases the probability of medical errors. Moreover, SP has been identified as a risk factor for many negative health outcomes among the HCPs themselves, such as depression, burnout, and serious cardiac events...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Infection and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290928/indications-of-recruitment-challenges-in-research-with-u-s-military-service-members-a-clinicaltrials-gov-review
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Wendy A Cook, Ardith Z Doorenbos
INTRODUCTION: The success of military-relevant health research often depends on recruiting adequate numbers of U.S. military service members as research participants. Researchers have reported difficulties in recruiting service member research participants. Reviews of ClinicalTrials.gov, an online clinical trial registry of publicly and privately sponsored studies, have identified challenges in participant recruitment and barriers to study completion in various research populations. The purpose of this study was to identify indications of difficulty recruiting U...
March 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263359/implementing-a-veteran-centered-community-health-clinical-experience-in-a-baccalaureate-nursing-program
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Barbara E Champlin, Dorcas Elisabeth Kunkel
BACKGROUND: In a baccalaureate nursing curriculum, students focused on the unique health care needs of veterans and their families. The learning experiences aimed to equip them with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes (KSAs) to provide holistic relation-centered care to veterans and their families. METHOD: The clinical course integrated the findings of several veteran-centered publications and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing veteran-centered resources...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Nursing Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156518/the-estimated-hospital-wide-financial-impact-of-a-comprehensive-inpatient-palliative-care-pc-program
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Chunhua Lu, John P McQuade, A Rab Razzak, Natasha Gill, Michael A Cardamone, Deirdre Torto, Terry Langbaum, David R Holtgrave, Thomas J Smith
173 Background: Inpatient PC improves quality of care, patient and family satisfaction, and lowers costs. PC consultation during a cancer hospital stay led to a 14 (if by day 6) to 24% (by day 2) reduction in direct cost, and especially when people had comorbidities. (May, JCO 2015; Health Affairs 2016). We attempted to discern the financial impact of both a PC inpatient unit (PCU) and PC consultations on patients in other inpatient units for a large academic medical center, the Johns Hopkins Hospital (JHH), as we prepared to expand the PCU from 6 to11 beds and increased inpatient PC consultation capacity...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138874/publication-rates-of-abstracts-presented-at-the-society-of-general-internal-medicine-annual-meeting
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Heidi M Egloff, Colin P West, Amy T Wang, Katie M Lowe, Jithinraj Edakkanambeth Varayil, Thomas J Beckman, Adam P Sawatsky
BACKGROUND: Abstracts accepted at scientific meetings are often not subsequently published. Data on publication rates are largely from subspecialty and surgical studies. OBJECTIVE: The aims of this study were to 1) determine publication rates of abstracts presented at a general internal medicine meeting; 2) describe research activity among academic general internists; 3) identify factors associated with publication and with the impact factor of the journal of publication; and 4) evaluate for publication bias...
January 30, 2017: Journal of General Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090115/report-of-the-2015-2016-academic-affairs-standing-committee
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Stuart T Haines, Brenda L Gleason, Alexander Kantorovich, Marianne McCollum, Amy L Pittenger, Cecilia M Plaza, Scott K Stolte, Jennifer M Trujillo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 25, 2016: American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042242/perceptions-of-fecal-microbiota-transplantation-for-clostridium-difficile-infection-factors-that-predict-acceptance
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Leslie Park, Anjali Mone, Jennifer C Price, Demetrios Tzimas, Jacqueline Hirsh, Michael A Poles, Lisa Malter, Lea Ann Chen
BACKGROUND: Despite the effectiveness of fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) for treating recurrent Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) infection, some patients are reluctant to accept this therapy. Our study examined attitudes towards FMT and factors that contribute to patients' acceptance of this treatment. METHODS: We distributed patient surveys at a Veterans Affairs hospital, a public hospital, and an academic faculty practice. Multivariable logistic regression was performed, adjusting for factors associated with FMT acceptance on univariate analysis and prior experience with C...
2017: Annals of Gastroenterology: Quarterly Publication of the Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018534/does-psychological-safety-impact-the-clinical-learning-environment-for-resident-physicians-results-from-the-va-s-learners-perceptions-survey
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Karina D Torralba, Lawrence K Loo, John M Byrne, Samuel Baz, Grant W Cannon, Sheri A Keitz, Annie B Wicker, Steven S Henley, T Michael Kashner
BACKGROUND : Psychological safety (PS) is the perception that it is safe to take interpersonal risks in the work environment. In teaching hospitals, PS may influence the clinical learning environment for trainees. OBJECTIVE : We assessed whether resident physicians believe they are psychologically safe, and if PS is associated with how they rate satisfaction with their clinical learning experience. METHODS : Data were extracted from the Learners' Perceptions Survey (LPS) of residents who rotated through a Department of Veterans Affairs health care facility for academic years 2011-2014...
December 2016: Journal of Graduate Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997433/tuberculosis-screening-and-reactivation-among-a-national-cohort-of-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease-treated-with-tumor-necrosis-factor-alpha-antagonists
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Jason K Hou, Jennifer R Kramer, Peter Richardson, Shubhada Sansgiry, Hashem B El-Serag
BACKGROUND: Tumor necrosis factor antagonists (anti-TNFs) are effective in treating inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) but may cause reactivation of tuberculosis (TB). TB screening rates and related outcomes are not well described among patients with IBD. This study aims to evaluate the prevalence and determinants of TB screening before anti-TNF initiation and related outcomes among patients with IBD. METHODS: We identified patients with IBD with filled prescriptions for anti-TNFs using the National Veterans Affairs administrative data sets...
February 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932631/dying-in-the-hospital-setting-a-meta-synthesis-identifying-the-elements-of-end-of-life-care-that-patients-and-their-families-describe-as-being-important
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Claudia Virdun, Tim Luckett, Karl Lorenz, Patricia M Davidson, Jane Phillips
BACKGROUND: Despite most expected deaths occurring in hospital, optimal end-of-life care is not available for all in this setting. AIM: To gain a richer and deeper understanding of elements of end-of-life care that consumers consider most important within the hospital setting. DESIGN: A meta-synthesis. DATA SOURCES: A systematic search of Academic Search Complete, AMED, CINAHL, MEDLINE, EMBASE, PsycINFO, PubMed, Google, Google Scholar and CareSearch for qualitative studies published between 1990 and April 2015 reporting statements by consumers regarding important elements of end-of-life hospital care...
December 8, 2016: Palliative Medicine
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