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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780067/cultural-barriers-in-the-treatment-of-dyslipidemia-a-survey-of-japanese-physician-attitudes
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Shizuya Yamashita, Daisaku Masuda, Hidenori Arai, Yuji Matsuzawa
AIMS: To gain a more accurate understanding of the current real-world management of dyslipidemia in Japan, an online survey was conducted in a variety of physicians from five medical fields. METHODS: A web-based survey with online questionnaire was designed, and members of an on-line information service for physicians were invited to participate. The survey enrolled 500 physicians, 100 in each of five categories: cardiology; diabetes, metabolism and endocrinology; neurology/neurosurgery/stroke medicine; general internal medicine (hospitals ≥20 beds), and general internal medicine (self-employed practitioners at clinics or small hospitals ≤19 beds)...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769020/the-prevalence-and-determinants-of-polypharmacy-at-age-69-a-british-birth-cohort-study
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Mark James Rawle, Marcus Richards, Daniel Davis, Diana Kuh
BACKGROUND: To describe the development of polypharmacy and its components in a British birth cohort in its seventh decade and to investigate socioeconomic and gender differences independent of disease burden. METHODS: Data from the MRC National Survey for Health and Development were analysed to determine the prevalence and composition of polypharmacy at age 69 and changes since ages 60 to 64. Multinomial regression was used to test associations between gender, education and occupational social class and total, cardiological and non-cardiological polypharmacy controlling for disease burden...
May 16, 2018: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760864/3-for-the-price-of-1-teaching-chest-pain-risk-stratification-in-a-multidisciplinary-problem-based-learning-workshop
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William D Alley, Cynthia Burns, Nicholas D Hartman, Kim Askew, Simon A Mahler
Introduction: Chest pain is a common chief complaint among patients presenting to health systems and often leads to complex and intensive evaluations. While these patients are often cared for by a multidisciplinary team (primary care, emergency medicine, and cardiology), medical students usually learn about the care of these patients in a fragmented, single-specialty paradigm. The present and future care of patients with chest pain is multidisciplinary, and the education of medical students on the subject should be as well...
May 2018: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754562/cardiology-electronic-consultation-e-consult-use-by-primary-care-providers-at-va-medical-centres-in-new-england
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Eun Ji Kim, Jay D Orlander, Melissa Afable, Sumeet Pawar, Sarah L Cutrona, Steven R Simon, Judith Strymish, Varsha G Vimalananda
Introduction E-consultations (e-consults) were implemented at VA medical centers to improve access to specialty care. Cardiology e-consults are among the most commonly requested, but little is known about how primary care providers (PCPs) use cardiology e-consults to access specialty care. Methods This is a retrospective analysis of 750 patients' medical charts with cardiology e-consults requested by medical providers (October 2013-September 2015) in the VA New England Healthcare System. We described the patients and referring provider characteristics, and e-consult questions...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29737260/targeted-temperature-management-review-of-literature-and-guidelines-a-cardiologist-s-perspective
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Taimoor Hashim, Ranjith Shetty
Out of hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) remains not an uncommon occurrence in USA and rest of the world. However, the survival to discharge following an episode of OHCA in adults is still very disappointing at around 10%. Several areas of improvement including education of general public in early Cardio Pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) by bystander, chest compression first, and improvement of Emergency Medical response time have had a positive effect in outcomes and survival but much still needs to be done. Recently new data has emerged with regards to post resuscitation care and mild induced hypothermia (now preferably called; targeted temperature management {TTM}) and several advances have been made...
May 7, 2018: Current Cardiology Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29691756/prospective-evaluation-of-cardiac-ultrasound-performance-by-general-internal-medicine-physicians-during-a-6-month-faculty-development-curriculum
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Christopher J Smith, Abdulrahman Morad, Christopher Balwanz, Elizabeth Lyden, Tabatha Matthias
BACKGROUND: Point-of-care (POCUS) education is rapidly expanding within medical schools and internal medicine residency programs, but lack of trained faculty is a major barrier. While POCUS training can improve short-term outcomes, knowledge and skills rapidly decay without deliberate practice and feedback. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the performance of focused cardiac ultrasound (FCU) by volunteer general internal medicine (GIM) faculty participating in a longitudinal POCUS curriculum...
April 24, 2018: Critical Ultrasound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650382/therapeutic-decisions-in-atrial-fibrillation-for-stroke-prevention-the-role-of-aversion-to-ambiguity-and-physicians-risk-preferences
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Luciano A Sposato, Devin Stirling, Gustavo Saposnik
BACKGROUND: Knowledge-to-action gaps influence therapeutic decisions in atrial fibrillation (AF). Physician-related factors are common, but the least studied. We evaluated the prevalence and determinants of physician-related factors and knowledge-to-action gaps among physicians involved in the management of AF patients. DESIGN: In this cross-sectional study, participants from 6 South American countries recruited during an educational program answered questions regarding 16 case scenarios of patients with AF and completed experiments assessing 3 outcome measures: therapeutic inertia, herding, and errors in risk stratification knowledge translated into action (ERSKTA) based on commonly used stratification tools (Congestive heart failure, Hypertension, Age ≥75 years (double), Diabetes mellitus, previous Stroke/transient ischemic attack/thromboembolism (double), Vascular disease, Age 65-74 years, and female gender (score of 0 for males and 1 for female) (CHA2 DS2 -VASc) and Congestive heart failure, Hypertension, Age ≥75 years, Diabetes mellitus, and previous Stroke/transient ischemic attack (double) (CHADS2 ))...
April 9, 2018: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29599397/pharmacology-part-1-introduction-to-pharmaoclogy-and-pharmacodynamics
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Geoffrey M Currie
There is an emerging need for greater understanding of pharmacology principles amongst technical staff. Indeed, the responsibility of dose preparation and administration, under any level of supervision, demands foundation understanding of pharmacology. This is true for radiopharmaceuticals, contrast media and pharmaceutical interventions / adjunctive medications. Regulation around the same might suggest a need to embed pharmacology theory in undergraduate education programs and there is a need to disseminate that same foundation understanding to practicing clinicians...
March 29, 2018: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29599063/-management-of-heart-failure-in-cardiology-and-primary-care-miccap-program-improving-the-management-of-patients-with-heart-failure
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V Barrios, C Escobar, V Pallares, M I Egocheaga, J M Lobos, R Bover, J J Gómez Doblas, J Cosín
Despite current treatments, morbidity and mortality of patients with heart failure remain high. The late diagnosis of heart failure, the insufficient heart failure treatment (i.e. not using the appropriate drugs, prescribing lower doses of drugs than recommended, etc.), and a poor coordination between different health care levels, may explain, at least in part, these figures. The Management of Heart Failure in Cardiology and Primary Care (MICCAP) program has been developed with the aim of optimising the integrated management of patients with heart failure between Primary Care and Cardiology, through the improvement of coordination between both health care levels...
March 26, 2018: Semergen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29594690/associations-between-copper-and-zinc-and-risk-of-hypertension-in-us-adults
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Jie Yao, Ping Hu, Dongfeng Zhang
Evidence linking copper and zinc to hypertension are limited and conflicting. Data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2007-2014 were used. Zinc and copper intake from diet and supplements was assessed with 24-h dietary recall. Hypertension was defined as systolic blood pressure (SBP) ≥ 140 mmHg/diastolic blood pressure (DBP) ≥ 90 mmHg/treatment with hypertensive medications. In a sensitivity analysis, according to the 2017 American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association guideline, hypertension was also defined as SBP ≥ 130 mmHg/DBP ≥ 80 mmHg/treatment with hypertensive medications...
March 28, 2018: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29564902/-palliative-care-in-cardiology
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Martin Gřiva, Jiří Šťastný, Marie Lazárová, Helena Krejčíková
Chronic heart failure is a progressive disease with an increasing prevalence. In spite of all medical progress (or thanks to it), it is finally one of the most common causes of death. Palliative care is an approach aimed to improve the quality of life of patients and their families in cases of life-threatening illness. Therefore, the use of palliative care in cardiology is entirely relevant. Estimating the course and prognosis of a patient with chronic heart failure is difficult despite many prognostic tools...
2018: Casopís Lékar̆ů C̆eských
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29531882/creating-a-student-centered-learning-environment-implementation-of-problem-based-learning-to-teach-microbiology-to-undergraduate-medical-students
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Venkataramana Kandi, Parimala Reddy Basireddy
Introduction Medical education involves training necessary to become a physician or a surgeon. This includes various levels of training like undergraduate, internship, and postgraduate training. Medical education can be quite complex, since it involves training in pre-clinical subjects (anatomy, physiology, biochemistry), the para-clinical subjects (microbiology, pathology, pharmacology, and forensic medicine), and a discrete group of clinical subjects that include general medicine, surgery, obstetrics and gynaecology, ear, nose and throat specialization, paediatrics, cardiology, pulmonology, dermatology, ophthalmology, and orthopaedics, and many other clinical specializations and super specialities (cardio-thoracic surgery, neurosurgery, etc...
January 5, 2018: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29529170/focus-cardiac-ultrasound-core-curriculum-and-core-syllabus-of-the-european-association-of-cardiovascular-imaging%C3%A2
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Aleksandar N Neskovic, Henry Skinner, Susanna Price, Gabriele Via, Stefan De Hert, Ivan Stankovic, Maurizio Galderisi, Erwan Donal, Denisa Muraru, Erik Sloth, Luna Gargani, Nuno Cardim, Alexandros Stefanidis, Matteo Cameli, Gilbert Habib, Bernard Cosyns, Patrizio Lancellotti, Thor Edvardsen, Bogdan A Popescu
There is a growing trend of using ultrasound examination of the heart as a first-line diagnostic tool for initial patient evaluation in acute settings. Focus cardiac ultrasound (FoCUS) is a standardized but restricted cardiac ultrasound examination that may be undertaken by a range of medical professionals with diverse backgrounds. The intention of this core curriculum and syllabus is to define a unifying framework for educational and training processes/programmes that should result in competence in FoCUS for various medical professionals dealing with diagnostics and treatment of cardiovascular emergencies...
February 26, 2018: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29517085/european-society-of-cardiology-congress-2017-august-26-30-2017-barcelona-spain
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S Klischies
The annual congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) is the largest medical congress in Europe for this area of research and took place this year in Barcelona, Spain. The ESC Congress 2017 gathered more than 30,000 registered participants from over 140 countries together to share their knowledge in all cardiovascular fields, from basic science to management and prevention of cardiovascular diseases. The congress comprised 5 days of science and education with over 11,000 abstracts submitted, 500 expert sessions and over 200 exhibiting companies, making it the prime meeting platform for the profession...
December 2017: Drugs of Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29506125/the-future-of-continuing-medical-education-the-roles-of-medical-professional-societies-and-the-health-care-industry-position-paper-prepared-with-contributions-from-the-european-society-of-cardiology-committees-for-advocacy-education-and-industry-relations-endorsed
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In recent years, wide ranging biomedical innovation has provided powerful new approaches for prevention, diagnosis and management of diseases. In order to translate such innovation into effective practice, physicians must frequently update their knowledge base and skills through continuing medical education and training. Medical Professional Societies, run as not-for-profit organizations led by peers, are uniquely placed to deliver balanced, disease oriented and patient centred education. The medical industry has a major role in the development of new, improved technology, devices and medication...
February 28, 2018: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29504846/communicating-medication-risk-to-cardiovascular-patients-in-qatar
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Kerry Wilbur, Arwa Sahal, Dina Elgaily
Purpose Patient safety is gaining prominence in health professional curricula. Patient safety must be complemented by teaching and skill development in practice settings. The purpose of this paper is to explore how experienced pharmacists identify, prioritize and communicate adverse drug effects to patients. Design/methodology/approach A focus group discussion was conducted with cardiology pharmacy specialists working in a Doha hospital, Qatar. The topic guide sought to explore participants' views, experiences and approaches to educating patients regarding specific cardiovascular therapy safety and tolerability...
February 12, 2018: International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29441182/pediatric-cardiac-anamnesis-prevention-of-additional-diagnostic-tests
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Izet Masic, Zijo Begic, Nabil Naser, Edin Begic
Pediatrics is defined as the science of a healthy and sick child from birth to end of adolescence. Diseases of the cardiovascular system are the leading causes of mortality in adults, with frequent onset in childhood. The cardiologic examination starts with anamnesis in a pleasant atmosphere, refined space, enough time and patience, detailed measurements, and preferably a noncrying child. Anamnesis, regardless of the development of diagnostic procedures, still constitutes the basis of every clinical examination...
2018: International Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29401328/implications-of-new-cholesterol-treatment-guidelines-on-statin-utilization-intensity-and-costs-in-active-duty-service-members
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Michael S Cahill, Rebecca M Seifried, Julia H Cheringal, Nicholas R Fiacco, Patrick S Moon, Michael K Cheezum, Todd C Villines
Background: The recommendations in the 2013 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) blood cholesterol guidelines expanded the indications and level of intensity of statin therapy for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease. We assessed the treatment and cost implications of theseguidelines within a cohort of active duty service members. Methods: Using the military electronic medical record system, the Armed Forces Health Longitudinal Technology Application, we randomly selected 1,000 active duty persons aged 40 yr or older and reviewed their lipid profiles and medical records to identify risk factors for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease...
January 1, 2018: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29364732/improving-practice-guideline-adherence-through-peer-feedback-impact-of-an-ambulatory-cardiology-curriculum
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Karl M Richardson, Jai Singh, Dan Muñoz, Julie B Damp, Lisa A Mendes
PROBLEM: Graduate medical trainees must be prepared to practice in a quality-driven system that values adherence to and documentation of evidence-based care. Few validated approaches exist to teach these skills. Our objective was to develop, implement, and evaluate an ambulatory practice improvement curriculum capitalizing on peer feedback aimed at improving cardiology fellow guideline knowledge, adherence, and chart documentation. INTERVENTION: Four outpatient topics were reviewed in dedicated 1-hour sessions: stable ischemic heart disease, heart failure, atrial fibrillation, and aortic valvular disease...
January 24, 2018: Teaching and Learning in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29359966/-what-is-the-impact-of-utilizing-so-called-best-practices-in-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-an-interview-with-atul-gupta
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Atul Gupta
Atul Gupta, MD speaks to Adam Price-Evans, Managing Commissioning Editor of Future Cardiology. Atul Gupta is the Global Chief Medical Officer for the business group Image Guided Therapy at Philips, providing medical guidance to Philips' clinical vision and strategy. As a practicing interventional and diagnostic radiologist, he also serves as a key external clinical voice for Image Guided Therapy. His key responsibilities include supporting innovation and product development in cardiology, peripheral vascular, surgical, oncology interventions, clinical education, office-based labs, medical affairs and new business development and ventures...
March 2018: Future Cardiology
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