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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724153/actual-and-standardized-patient-evaluations-of-medical-students-skills
#1
Amelia L Sattler, Sylvia Bereknyei Merrell, Steven Y Lin, Erika Schillinger
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Physicians must communicate effectively with patients. Actual patients (APs) rarely evaluate medical students' clinical skills; instead, standardized patients (SPs) provide proxy ratings. It is unclear how well SP ratings mirror AP experiences. The aim of this study was to compare AP and SP assessments of medical students' communication skills and professionalism. We hypothesized that their perspectives would be similar, but distinct, and offer insight about how to more reliably include the patient's voice in medical education...
July 2017: Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723476/charting-recent-progress-and-challenges-in-metastatic-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer-is-there-an-optimal-treatment-sequence
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REVIEW
Stéphane Oudard, Pablo Maroto, Gaston Demonty, Winald R Gerritsen
CONTEXT: Recent developments in the treatment of metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) have led to uncertainty about the optimal sequence of agents. OBJECTIVE: To review and assess treatment options and sequence in patients with mCRPC. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: To identify data on the optimal use of approved treatments, we searched PubMed for studies on the use of recently approved agents for men with mCRPC published before March 2015...
October 2016: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722536/travel-burden-associated-with-granulocyte-colony-stimulating-factor-administration-in-a-medicare-aged-population-a-geospatial-analysis
#3
J Mark Stephens, Mark Bensink, Charles Bowers, Christopher S Hollenbeak
OBJECTIVE: Prophylaxis with granulocyte colony-stimulating factors (G-CSFs) is recommended for patients receiving myelosuppressive chemotherapy regimens with a high risk of febrile neutropenia (FN). G-CSFs should be administered starting the day after chemotherapy, necessitating return trips to the oncology clinic at the end of each cycle. We examined the travel burden related to prophylactic G-CSF injections after chemotherapy in the United States (US). METHODS: We used 2012-2014 Medicare claims data to identify a national cohort of beneficiaries age 65+ with non-myeloid cancers who received both chemotherapy and prophylactic G-CSFs...
July 19, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720558/my-team-of-care-study-a-pilot-randomized-controlled-trial-of-a-web-based-communication-tool-for-collaborative-care-in-patients-with-advanced-cancer
#4
Teja Voruganti, Eva Grunfeld, Trevor Jamieson, Allison M Kurahashi, Bhadra Lokuge, Monika K Krzyzanowska, Muhammad Mamdani, Rahim Moineddin, Amna Husain
BACKGROUND: The management of patients with complex care needs requires the expertise of health care providers from multiple settings and specialties. As such, there is a need for cross-setting, cross-disciplinary solutions that address deficits in communication and continuity of care. We have developed a Web-based tool for clinical collaboration, called Loop, which assembles the patient and care team in a virtual space for the purpose of facilitating communication around care management...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703305/use-of-multicriteria-decision-analysis-for-assessing-the-benefit-and-risk-of-over-the-counter-analgesics
#5
Andrew Moore, Anne Crossley, Bernard Ng, Lawrence Phillips, Özgür Sancak, K D Rainsford
OBJECTIVES: To test the ability of a multicriteria decision analysis (MCDA) model to incorporate disparate data sources of varying quality along with clinical judgement in a benefit-risk assessment of six well-known pain-relief drugs. METHODS: Six over-the-counter (OTC) analgesics were evaluated against three favourable effects and eight unfavourable effects by seven experts who specialise in the relief of pain, two in a 2-day facilitated workshop whose input data and judgements were later peer-reviewed by five additional experts...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697524/-health-science-research-with-primary-care-routine-data-from-electronic-patient-records-the-beonet-registry
#6
Heidrun Lingner, Ines Aumann, Margarethe Wacker, Michael Kreuter, Reiner Leidl, J-Matthias Graf von der Schulenburg, Tobias Welte
Reliable current information is needed for daily patient care and the health system, but comprehensive data, especially from primary care, are scarce and/or hard to access. The BeoNet Register-Database (BNR) aims to depict quality of medical care in Germany using routine data and with no additional documentation or costs for GPs. Registry design, data structure and database use will be demonstrated using chronic obstructive lung disease (COPD) as an example. The BNR is moving through pilot- and roll-out phases...
July 11, 2017: Das Gesundheitswesen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696164/surgical-predictors-of-clinical-outcomes-after-revision-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
#7
Christina R Allen, Allen F Anderson, Daniel E Cooper, Thomas M DeBerardino, Warren R Dunn, Amanda K Haas, Laura J Huston, Brett Brick A Lantz, Barton Mann, Sam K Nwosu, Kurt P Spindler, Michael J Stuart, Rick W Wright, John P Albright, Annunziato Ned Amendola, Jack T Andrish, Christopher C Annunziata, Robert A Arciero, Bernard R Bach, Champ L Baker, Arthur R Bartolozzi, Keith M Baumgarten, Jeffery R Bechler, Jeffrey H Berg, Geoffrey A Bernas, Stephen F Brockmeier, Robert H Brophy, Charles A Bush-Joseph, J Brad Butler, John D Campbell, James L Carey, James E Carpenter, Brian J Cole, Jonathan M Cooper, Charles L Cox, R Alexander Creighton, Diane L Dahm, Tal S David, David C Flanigan, Robert W Frederick, Theodore J Ganley, Elizabeth A Garofoli, Charles J Gatt, Steven R Gecha, James Robert Giffin, Sharon L Hame, Jo A Hannafin, Christopher D Harner, Norman Lindsay Harris, Keith S Hechtman, Elliott B Hershman, Rudolf G Hoellrich, Timothy M Hosea, David C Johnson, Timothy S Johnson, Morgan H Jones, Christopher C Kaeding, Ganesh V Kamath, Thomas E Klootwyk, Bruce A Levy, C Benjamin Ma, G Peter Maiers, Robert G Marx, Matthew J Matava, Gregory M Mathien, David R McAllister, Eric C McCarty, Robert G McCormack, Bruce S Miller, Carl W Nissen, Daniel F O'Neill, Brett D Owens, Richard D Parker, Mark L Purnell, Arun J Ramappa, Michael A Rauh, Arthur C Rettig, Jon K Sekiya, Kevin G Shea, Orrin H Sherman, James R Slauterbeck, Matthew V Smith, Jeffrey T Spang, Steven J Svoboda, Timothy N Taft, Joachim J Tenuta, Edwin M Tingstad, Armando F Vidal, Darius G Viskontas, Richard A White, James S Williams, Michelle L Wolcott, Brian R Wolf, James J York
BACKGROUND: Revision anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction has been documented to have worse outcomes compared with primary ACL reconstruction. HYPOTHESIS: Certain factors under the control of the surgeon at the time of revision surgery can both negatively and positively affect outcomes. STUDY DESIGN: Case-control study; Level of evidence, 3. METHODS: Patients undergoing revision ACL reconstruction were identified and prospectively enrolled between 2006 and 2011...
June 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687543/injury-epidemiology-of-tennis-players-at-the-2011-2016-australian-open-grand-slam
#8
Danielle T Gescheit, Stuart J Cormack, Rob Duffield, Stephanie Kovalchik, Tim O Wood, Melanie Omizzolo, Machar Reid
AIM: To examine the epidemiology and in-event treatment frequency of injury at the 2011-2016 Australian Open tournaments. METHODS: Injury incidence was defined as a medical consultation by a tournament physician and in-event treatment frequency as the mean total number of follow-up medical/physiotherapy consultations (2013-2016 tournaments only). Data were collated by sex, injury region and type and reported as frequencies per 10 000 game exposures. Incidence rate s± 95% CI and rate ratios were used to test effects for injury, sex and year...
July 7, 2017: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686476/oncology-physicians-perspectives-on-practices-and-barriers-to-fertility-preservation-and-the-feasibility-of-a-prospective-study-of-pregnancy-after-breast-cancer
#9
Shoshana M Rosenberg, Shari Gelber, Richard D Gelber, Ethan Krop, Larissa A Korde, Olivia Pagani, Ann H Partridge
PURPOSE: POSITIVE (Pregnancy Outcome and Safety of Interrupting Therapy for women with endocrine responsIVE breast cancer) is a prospective clinical trial assessing safety and pregnancy outcomes in premenopausal hormone receptor-positive breast cancer survivors (age ≤42) who interrupt endocrine therapy (ET) to attempt pregnancy. We sought to assess interest in this study and perspectives on fertility preservation (FP) among United States medical oncologists who had previously enrolled women at their institutions on select premenopausal endocrine studies...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686290/mining-for-mitochondrial-mechanisms-linking-known-syndromes-to-mitochondrial-function
#10
REVIEW
Daan M Panneman, Jan A Smeitink, Richard J Rodenburg
Mitochondrial disorders (MDs) are caused by defects in one or multiple complexes of the oxidative phosphorylation (OXPHOS) machinery. MDs are associated with a broad range of clinical signs and symptoms, and have considerable clinical overlap with other neuromuscular syndromes. This overlap might be due to involvement of mitochondrial pathways in some of these non-mitochondrial syndromes. Here, we give an overview of around 25 non-mitochondrial syndromes, diagnosed in patients who were initially suspected to have a MD on the basis of clinical and biochemical parameters...
July 7, 2017: Clinical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682844/whole-body-68ga-dotanoc-pet-mri-versus-68ga-dotanoc-pet-ct-in-patients-with-neuroendocrine-tumors-a-prospective-study-in-28-patients
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Dominik Berzaczy, Chiara Giraudo, Alexander R Haug, Markus Raderer, Daniela Senn, Georgios Karanikas, Michael Weber, Marius E Mayerhoefer
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to assess the diagnostic performance of simultaneous whole-body Ga-DOTANOC PET/MRI compared with Ga-DOTANOC PET/CT for detection of distant metastatic disease in patients with well-differentiated neuroendocrine tumors (NETs). METHODS: Patients with histologically proven, well-differentiated NET (G1 or G2) were included in this prospective, institutional review board-approved study. Patients underwent Ga-DOTANOC PET/CT and subsequent Ga-DOTANOC PET/MRI after a single tracer injection on the same day for staging or restaging purposes...
July 6, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682219/task-shifting-of-orthopaedic-surgery-to-non-physician-clinicians-in-malawi-effective-and-safe
#12
Torsten J Wilhelm, Kondwani Dzimbiri, Victoria Sembereka, Martin Gumeni, Olaf Bach, Henning Mothes
There is a shortage of orthopaedic surgeons in Malawi. Orthopaedic clinical officers (OCOs) treat trauma patients and occasionally perform major orthopaedic surgery. No studies have assessed the efficacy and safety of their work. The aim of this study was to evaluate their contribution to major orthopaedic surgery at Zomba Central Hospital. Data about orthopaedic procedures during 2006-2010 were collected from theatre books. We selected major amputations and open reductions and plating for outcome analysis and collected details from files...
January 1, 2017: Tropical Doctor
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677220/a-qualitative-study-of-factors-in-nurses-and-physicians-decision-making-related-to-family-presence-during-resuscitation
#13
Renee Twibell, Debra Siela, Cheryl Riwitis, Alexis Neal, Nicole Waters
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To explore the similarities and differences in factors that influence nurses' and physicians' decision-making related to family presence during resuscitation. BACKGROUND: Despite the growing acceptance of family presence during resuscitation worldwide, health care professionals continue to debate the risks and benefits of family presence. Since many hospitals lack a policy to guide family presence during resuscitation, decisions are negotiated by resuscitation teams, families and patients in crisis situations...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676414/cultural-competency-training-in-emergency-medicine
#14
Oren J Mechanic, Nicole M Dubosh, Carlo L Rosen, Alden M Landry
BACKGROUND: The Emergency Department is widely regarded as the epicenter of medical care for diverse and largely disparate types of patients. Physicians must be aware of the cultural diversity of their patient population to appropriately address their medical needs. A better understanding of residency preparedness in cultural competency can lead to better training opportunities and patient care. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to assess residency and faculty exposure to formal cultural competency programs and assess future needs for diversity education...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667207/a-cluster-randomised-controlled-proof-of-concept-study-to-explore-the-feasibility-and-effect-of-a-patient-directed-intervention-on-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-advanced-soft-tissue-sarcoma
#15
Markus Schuler, Stephan Richter, Gerhard Ehninger, Martin Bornhäuser, Leopold Hentschel
INTRODUCTION: Even with evolving and expanding therapeutical options for the treatment of advanced sarcomas over recent years, the balance between efficacy and toxicity still remains a major concern. Moreover, the symptom burden in patients with sarcoma remains high compared with other malignant diseases. It is, therefore, crucial to assess treatment effectiveness not only in terms of disease-related outcomes (eg, overall survival) but also from an individual and patient-centred perspective using the assessment of patient-reported outcomes (PROs)...
June 30, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665833/why-an-open-disclosure-procedure-is-and-is-not-followed-after-an-avoidable-adverse-event
#16
Irene Carrillo, José Joaquín Mira, Mercedes Guilabert, Susana Lorenzo
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to analyze the relationships between factors that contribute to healthcare professionals informing and apologizing to a patient after an avoidable adverse event (AAE). METHODS: A secondary study based on the analysis of data collected in a cross-sectional study conducted in 2014 in Spain was performed. Health professionals from hospitals and primary care completed an online survey. RESULTS: The responses from 1087 front-line healthcare professionals were analyzed...
June 29, 2017: Journal of Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664240/understanding-patients-preferences-for-surgical-management-of-urethral-stricture-disease
#17
Lindsay A Hampson, Tracy K Lin, Leslie Wilson, Isabel E Allen, Thomas W Gaither, Benjamin N Breyer
OBJECTIVES: To understand how prioritization of treatment attributes and treatment choice varies by patient characteristics, we sought to specifically determine how demographic variables affect patient treatment preference. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Male patients with urethral stricture disease participated in a choice-based conjoint (CBC) analysis exercise evaluating six treatment attributes associated with internal urethrotomy and urethroplasty. Demographic and past symptom data were collected...
June 29, 2017: World Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661995/a-multicenter-pivotal-study-to-evaluate-tissue-stabilized-guided-subcision-using-the-cellfina-device-for-the-treatment-of-cellulite-with-3-year-follow-up
#18
Michael S Kaminer, William P Coleman, Robert A Weiss, Deanne M Robinson, Jody Grossman
BACKGROUND: Cellulite is a common female cosmetic concern for which no single treatment option had been proven effective over the long term. A novel tissue stabilized-guided subsicion system (TS-GS system) has demonstrated significant reduction in the appearance of cellulite after treatment. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this extended follow-up period was to assess the effectiveness of TS-GS out to 3 years after initial treatment. PATIENTS AND METHODS: After completing an open-label, multicenter, pivotal study, 45 subjects were followed for an extended period of up to 3 years after receiving a single treatment using the TS-GS system...
June 28, 2017: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651777/barriers-and-benefits-to-using-mobile-health-technology-after-operation-a-qualitative-study
#19
Jonathan S Abelson, Elinore Kaufman, Matthew Symer, Alexander Peters, Mary Charlson, Heather Yeo
BACKGROUND: Recently, mobile health technology has emerged as a promising avenue for improving physician-patient communication and patient outcomes. The objective of our study was to determine the public's perception of barriers and benefits to using mobile health technology technologies to enhance recovery after operation. METHODS: We used the Empire State Poll to ask 2 open-ended questions to 800 participants assessing their perceptions of benefits and barriers to use mobile health technology after operation...
June 23, 2017: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644368/vitamin-d-deficiency-is-not-associated-with-growth-or-the-incidence-of-common-morbidities-among-tanzanian-infants
#20
Christopher R Sudfeld, Karim P Manji, Emily R Smith, Said Aboud, Rodrick Kisenge, Wafaie W Fawzi, Christopher P Duggan
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to examine risk factors for vitamin D deficiency and determine the association of vitamin D status with child growth and incidence of common morbidities among Tanzanian infants. METHODS: A prospective cohort of 581 Tanzanian infants born to HIV-uninfected mothers had serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) assessed at 6 weeks and 6 months of age. Infants were seen at monthly clinic visits for growth monitoring until 18 months of age...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
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