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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864247/impact-of-a-pharmacist-delivered-discharge-and-follow-up-intervention-for-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndromes-in-qatar-a-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Amani Zidan, Ahmed Awaisu, Nadir Kheir, Ziyad Mahfoud, Rasha Kaddoura, Sumaya AlYafei, Maguy Saffouh El Hajj
INTRODUCTION: Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Secondary cardiovascular risk reduction therapy (consisting of an aspirin, a β-blocker, an ACE inhibitor or an angiotensin II receptor blocker and a statin) is needed for all patients with ACS. Less than 80% of patients with ACS in Qatar use this combination after discharge. This study is aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of clinical pharmacist-delivered intervention at discharge and tailored follow-up postdischarge on decreasing hospital readmissions, emergency department (ED) visits and mortality among patients with ACS...
November 18, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830436/improved-compliance-with-reporting-standards-a-retrospective-analysis-of-intersocietal-accreditation-commission-nuclear-cardiology-laboratories
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P Tim Maddux, Mary Beth Farrell, Joseph A Ewing, Peter L Tilkemeier
BACKGROUND: In 2011, Tilkemeier et al reported significant nuclear cardiology laboratory noncompliance with reporting standards. The aim of this study was to identify and examine noncompliant reporting elements with the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission Nuclear/PET (IAC) Reporting Standards and to compare compliance between 2008 and 2014. METHODS: This was a retrospective study of compliance with 18 reporting elements utilizing accreditation findings from all laboratories applying for accreditation in 2008 and 2014...
November 9, 2016: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27759184/the-value-of-independent-specialty-designation-for-interventional-cardiology
#3
James C Blankenship, Wayne A Powell, Dawn R Gray, Peter L Duffy
Interventional cardiology has finally completed, after 26 years of advocacy, a professional hat trick: independent board certification, membership as a unique specialty in the American Medical Association House of Delegates (AMA HOD), and recognition by the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) as a separate medical specialty. This article points out how these distinctions for interventional cardiology and its professional society, the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI), have led to clear and definite benefits for interventional cardiologists and their patients...
October 19, 2016: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27697959/performance-in-physiology-evaluation-possible-improvement-by-active-learning-strategies
#4
Luís H Montrezor
The evaluation process is complex and extremely important in the teaching/learning process. Evaluations are constantly employed in the classroom to assist students in the learning process and to help teachers improve the teaching process. The use of active methodologies encourages students to participate in the learning process, encourages interaction with their peers, and stimulates thinking about physiological mechanisms. This study examined the performance of medical students on physiology over four semesters with and without active engagement methodologies...
December 2016: Advances in Physiology Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27667382/an-update-from-the-california-chapter-of-the-american-college-of-cardiology-board-of-directors
#5
Norman E Lepor
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2016: Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27634126/defining-achieving-and-maintaining-competence-in-cardiovascular-training%C3%A2-and-practice
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REVIEW
Jeffrey T Kuvin, Eric S Williams
Patients, hospitals, insurers, and the public rely on competent physicians. The definition and documentation of competency in cardiovascular training and practice continues to evolve. New tools, such as the American College of Cardiology's in-training examination, restructured Core Cardiovascular Training Statement, curricular and lifelong learning competencies, and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Milestones help define competent trainees and practitioners, and level the playing field...
September 20, 2016: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27545123/-chinese-expert-consensus-on-the-blood-cholesterol-lowering-medications-for-primary-prevention-in-patients-with-hypertension
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(no author information available yet)
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 24, 2016: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27535088/program-requirements-for-fellowship-education-in-venous-and-lymphatic-medicine
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Anthony J Comerota, Robert J Min, Suman W Rathbun, Neil Khilnani, Thom Rooke, Thomas W Wakefield, Teresa L Carman, Fedor Lurie, Suresh Vedantham, Steven E Zimmet
BACKGROUND: In every field of medicine, comprehensive education should be delivered at the graduate level. Currently, no single specialty routinely provides a standardized comprehensive curriculum in venous and lymphatic disease. METHOD: The American Board of Venous & Lymphatic Medicine formed a task force, made up of experts from the specialties of dermatology, family practice, interventional radiology, interventional cardiology, phlebology, vascular medicine, and vascular surgery, to develop a consensus document describing the program requirements for fellowship medical education in venous and lymphatic medicine...
August 17, 2016: Phlebology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27464640/procedural-aspects-of-the-organization-of-the-comprehensive-european-board-of-ophthalmology-diploma-examination
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Danny G P Mathysen, Peter J Ringens, Edoardo Midena, Artur Klett, Gordana Sunaric-Mégevand, Rafael Martinez-Costa, Denise Curtin, Marie-José Tassignon, Wagih Aclimandos, Catherine Creuzot-Garcher, Christina Grupcheva
The comprehensive European Board of Ophthalmology Diploma (EBOD) examination is one of 38 European medical specialty examinations. This review aims at disclosing the specific procedures and content of the EBOD examination. It is a descriptive study summarizing the present organization of the EBOD examination. It is the 3rd largest European postgraduate medical assessment after anaesthesiology and cardiology. The master language is English for the Part 1 written test (knowledge test with 52 modified type X multiple-choice questions) (in the past the written test was also available in French and German)...
2016: Journal of Educational Evaluation for Health Professions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27382106/congenital-heart-disease-epidemiology-in-the-united-states-blindly-feeling-for-the-charging-elephant
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EDITORIAL
Richard A Krasuski, Thomas M Bashore
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 12, 2016: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27379594/detection-of-heart-rate-and-rhythm-with-a-smartphone-based-electrocardiograph-versus-a-reference-standard-electrocardiograph-in-dogs-and-cats
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Marc S Kraus, Anna R Gelzer, Mark Rishniw
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the diagnostic utility of ECGs acquired with a smartphone-based device, compared with reference 6-lead ECGs, for identification of heart rate and rhythm in dogs and cats. DESIGN Prospective study. ANIMALS 51 client-owned dogs and 27 client-owned cats. PROCEDURES Patients examined by a small animal referral cardiology service between April 2012 and January 2013 were enrolled consecutively. In each patient, a 30-second ECG was simultaneously acquired with a smartphone-based device (a bipolar, single-lead recorder coupled to a smartphone with an ECG application) and a standard 6-lead ECG machine...
July 15, 2016: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27260349/focused-cardiopulmonary-ultrasound-for-assessment-of-dyspnea-in-a-resource-limited-setting
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Sachita P Shah, Sachin P Shah, Reginald Fils-Aime, Walkens Desir, Joanel Joasil, David M Venesy, Krithika Meera Muruganandan
BACKGROUND: The diagnosis and management of acutely dyspneic patients in resource-limited developing world settings poses a particular challenge. Focused cardiopulmonary ultrasound (CPUS) may assist in the emergency diagnosis and management of patients with acute dyspnea by identifying left ventricular systolic dysfunction, pericardial effusion, interstitial pulmonary edema, and pleural effusion. We sought to assess the accuracy of emergency providers performing CPUS after a training intervention in a limited-resource setting; a secondary objective was to assess the ability of CPUS to affect change of clinician diagnostic assessment and acute management in patients presenting with undifferentiated dyspnea...
December 2016: Critical Ultrasound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27220573/-chinese-guideline-for-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-2016
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(no author information available yet)
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 24, 2016: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27206912/proceedings-of-the-editorial-board-meeting-of-the-american-journal-of-cardiology-on-april-3-2016
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EDITORIAL
William Clifford Roberts
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 1, 2016: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27055420/-guideline-for-diagnosis-of-syncope-in-children-updated-in-2016
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(no author information available yet)
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2016: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27039842/nationwide-survey-of-the-transfer-of-adults-with-congenital-heart-disease-from-pediatric-cardiology-departments-to-adult-congenital-heart-disease-centers-in-japan
#16
Ryota Ochiai, Hitoshi Kato, Naomi Akiyama, Fukiko Ichida, Atsushi Yao, Ryo Inuzuka, Koichiro Niwa, Isao Shiraishi, Toshio Nakanishi
BACKGROUND: Current Japanese transfer practices for adult congenital heart disease (ACHD) patients in pediatric departments are elucidated in this study. The focus was on 149 facilities (from the Japanese Society of Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery Subspecialty Board and the Japanese Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions). One hundred and thirteen facilities were surveyed and the response rate was 75.8%. METHODS AND RESULTS: Twenty-six facilities (23...
April 25, 2016: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27029926/telemedical-maritime-assistance-service-tmas-to-swedish-merchant-and-passengers-ships-1997-2012
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Karin Westlund, Stig Attvall, Ralph Nilsson, Olaf C Jensen
BACKGROUND: Telemedical Maritime Assistance Service (TMAS) for seafarers and traveling passengers is important and can be crucial for the optimal medical treatment on board ships. The aim of this study was to analyse and to compare the data from consultations and evacuations from merchant ships and passenger ferries for possible improvements. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data for seafarers from 1997, 2002 and 2007 and for passengers on Swedish ferries for the years 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2012 from the Swedish Radio Medical were studied...
2016: International Maritime Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26965939/public-reporting-of-mortality-after-pci-in-cardiac-arrest-and-cardiogenic-shock-an-opinion-from-the-interventional-council-and-the-board-of-governors-of-the-american-college-of-cardiology
#18
REVIEW
Tanveer Rab, Hadley Wilson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 14, 2016: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26956034/paediatric-cardiology-fellowship-training-effect-of-work-hour-regulations-on-scholarly-activity
#19
Christina Ronai, Peter Lang
BACKGROUND: In 2003, work-hour regulations were implemented by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. Much has been published regarding resident rest and quality of life as well as patient safety. There has been no examination on the effect of work-hour restrictions on academic productivity of fellows in training. Paediatric subspecialty fellows have a scholarly requirement mandated by the American Board of Pediatrics. We have examined the impact of work-hour restrictions on the scholarly productivity of paediatric cardiology fellows during their fellowship...
March 9, 2016: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26916491/the-american-college-of-cardiology-s-board-of-governors-and-chapters-committed-to-action-through-collaboration
#20
EDITORIAL
Robert Shor
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 1, 2016: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
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