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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181500/perinatal-diagnosis-management-and-follow-up-of-cystic-renal-diseases-a-clinical-practice-recommendation-with-systematic-literature-reviews
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Charlotte Gimpel, Fred E Avni, Carsten Bergmann, Metin Cetiner, Sandra Habbig, Dieter Haffner, Jens König, Martin Konrad, Max C Liebau, Lars Pape, Georg Rellensmann, Andrea Titieni, Constantin von Kaisenberg, Stefanie Weber, Paul J D Winyard, Franz Schaefer
Importance: Prenatal and neonatal cystic kidney diseases are a group of rare disorders manifesting as single, multiple unilateral, or bilateral cysts or with increased echogenicity of the renal cortex without macroscopic cysts. They may be accompanied by grossly enlarged kidneys, renal oligohydramnios, pulmonary hypoplasia, extrarenal abnormalities, and neonatal kidney failure. The prognosis is extremely variable from trivial to very severe or even uniformly fatal, which poses significant challenges to prenatal counseling and management...
November 27, 2017: JAMA Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138033/randomized-trial-of-high-and-low-fidelity-simulation-to-teach-intrauterine-contraception-placement
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Siripanth Nippita, Miriam J Haviland, Sara F Voit, Judith Perez-Peralta, Michele R Hacker, Maureen E Paul
BACKGROUND: High fidelity simulation creates conditions that resemble real circumstances, and can help teach procedures such as intrauterine contraception placement. Its impact on skill retention has not been studied. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate novice learners' skills, attitudes, and knowledge on placement of intrauterine contraception when trained using a high-fidelity commercially available simulator compared with a low-fidelity simulator. STUDY DESIGN: We recruited senior nurse practitioner students and interns in obstetrics and gynecology and family medicine inexperienced with intrauterine contraception placement...
November 11, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132430/hospital-choice-in-germany-from-the-patient-s-perspective-a-cross-sectional-study
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Werner de Cruppé, Max Geraedts
BACKGROUND: In many countries health policy encourages patients to choose their hospital, preferably by considering information of performance reports. Previous studies on hospital choice mainly have focused on patients undergoing elective surgery. This study examined a representative sample of hospital inpatients across disciplines and treatment interventions in Germany. Its research questions were: How many patients decide where to go for hospital treatment? How much time do patients have before admission? Which sources of information do they use, and which criteria are relevant to their decision? METHODS: Cross-sectional observational study covering 1925 inpatients of 46 departments at 17 hospitals in 2012...
November 13, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081997/implementation-of-effective-practices-in-health-facilities-a-systematic-review-of-cluster-randomised-trials
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Emma R Allanson, Özge Tunçalp, Joshua P Vogel, Dina N Khan, Olufemi T Oladapo, Qian Long, Ahmet Metin Gülmezoglu
BACKGROUND: The capacity for health systems to support the translation of research in to clinical practice may be limited. The cluster randomised controlled trial (cluster RCT) design is often employed in evaluating the effectiveness of implementation of evidence-based practices. We aimed to systematically review available evidence to identify and evaluate the components in the implementation process at the facility level using cluster RCT designs. METHODS: All cluster RCTs where the healthcare facility was the unit of randomisation, published or written from 1990 to 2014, were assessed...
2017: BMJ Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069085/influence-of-pharmaceutical-marketing-on-medicare-prescriptions-in-the-district-of-columbia
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Susan F Wood, Joanna Podrasky, Meghan A McMonagle, Janani Raveendran, Tyler Bysshe, Alycia Hogenmiller, Adriane Fugh-Berman
IMPORTANCE: Gifts from pharmaceutical companies are believed to influence prescribing behavior, but few studies have addressed the association between industry gifts to physicians and drug costs, prescription volume, or preference for generic drugs. Even less research addresses the effect of gifts on the prescribing behavior of nurse practitioners (NPs), physician assistants (PAs), and podiatrists. OBJECTIVE: To analyze the association between gifts provided by pharmaceutical companies to individual prescribers in Washington DC and the number of prescriptions, cost of prescriptions, and proportion of branded prescriptions for each prescriber...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039627/beliefs-endorsement-and-application-of-homeopathy-disclosed-a-survey-among-ambulatory-care-physicians
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Stefan Markun, Marc Maeder, Thomas Rosemann, Sima Djalali
BACKGROUND: Explanation models for the effectiveness of homeopathy are not supported by natural sciences and the aggregated evidence from clinical trials is unconvincing. From this standpoint, placebo effects seem the most obvious explanation for the therapeutic effects experienced in homeopathy. Still, many physicians continue to prescribe homeopathic treatments. OBJECTIVES: Whether physicians who prescribe homeopathic treatments aim to achieve placebo effects or actually believe in specific effects is poorly understood...
October 17, 2017: Swiss Medical Weekly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020790/-endometriosis-and-quality-of-life
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P Koliba, D Kužel, M Fanta
OBJECTIVE: This article aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the possibilities of evaluating the impact of symptoms of endometriosis on quality of life of affected women and to overview the effect of treatment modalities in improving of the quality of their life. DESIGN: Review article. SETTING: Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University and General University Hospital in Prague. METHODS: Review of results of published studies evaluating quality of life in patients with endometriosis...
2017: Ceská Gynekologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992526/improved-efficacy-with-targeted-pharmacogenetic-guided-treatment-of-patients-with-depression-and-anxiety-a-randomized-clinical-trial-demonstrating-clinical-utility
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Paul Bradley, Michael Shiekh, Vishaal Mehra, Keith Vrbicky, Stacey Layle, Marilyn C Olson, Alejandra Maciel, Ali Cullors, Jorge A Garces, Andrew A Lukowiak
The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of pharmacogenetics-guided treatment on patients diagnosed with depression and/or anxiety, in a diverse set of clinical settings, as compared to the standard of care. The trial design followed a prospective, randomized, subject- and rater-blinded approach enrolling 685 patients from clinical providers specializing in Psychiatry, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology, and Family Medicine. The NeuroIDgenetix(®) test uses a genetic variant panel of ten genes, along with concomitant medications, to make medication management recommendations based on gene-drug and drug-drug interactions for over 40 medications used in the treatment of depression and anxiety...
September 23, 2017: Journal of Psychiatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28959070/review-of-errors-in-the-issue-of-medical-certificates-of-cause-of-death-in-a-tertiary-hospital-in-ghana
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Patrick K Akakpo, Yaw A Awuku, Leonard Derkyi-Kwarteng, Kelvin A Gyamera, Sebastian Eliason
OBJECTIVE: Reliable mortality statistics are useful in determining national policies on preventive and interventional medicine. This study reviews, completed medical certificates of cause of death at the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital, in order to determine their accuracy and reliability. METHODS: A one-year review of Medical Certificates of Cause of Death (MCCD) signed between 01-01-2013 and 31-12-2013 in the medical, pediatric, surgical and obstetrics/gynecology departments of Cape Coast Teaching Hospital were done, analyzing for errors using the WHO/ICD-10 guidelines as the standard...
March 2017: Ghana Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937512/obstetricians-and-gynecologists-of-the-future-a-survey-of-medical-students-applying-to-residency
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Meredith J Alston, Amy Meg Autry, Sarah A Wagner, Abigail Winkel, Amanda A Allshouse, Alyssa Stephenson-Famy
OBJECTIVE: To understand the characteristics and career goals of medical students selecting a career in obstetrics and gynecology. METHODS: In 2015-2016, medical students invited for interviews for obstetrics and gynecology residency at the University of Colorado, University of Washington, University of California San Francisco, Loyola University, and New York University received a voluntary 20-item electronic survey regarding factors influencing their choice of medical specialty...
October 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876427/geographical-distribution-of-medical-graduates-from-a-public-university
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Oscarina da Silva Ezequiel, Giancarlo Lucchetti, Alessandra Lamas Granero Lucchetti, Maria Helena Senger, Lucas Braga, Rafael Lacerda, Marlon Filippo, Fernando Colugnati, Danette McKinley, Eliana Amaral
Objective: To evaluate the geographic distribution and career trajectory of medical graduates and the factors associated with their choice of practice location. Method: A cross-sectional study involving graduates from December 2001 to December 2010 was conducted. A self-administered questionnaire collected demographics and geographic information (place of birth, place of residence at the time of medical school admission, place of residency training and practice location), and reason for choosing the current location...
June 2017: Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28841876/specific-entrustable-professional-activities-for-undergraduate-medical-internships-a-method-compatible-with-the-academic-curriculum
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Alicia Hamui-Sutton, Ana María Monterrosas-Rojas, Armando Ortiz-Montalvo, Felipe Flores-Morones, Uri Torruco-García, Andrea Navarrete-Martínez, Araceli Arrioja-Guerrero
BACKGROUND: Competency-based education has been considered the most important pedagogical trend in Medicine in the last two decades. In clinical contexts, competencies are implemented through Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs) which are observable and measurable. The aim of this paper is to describe the methodology used in the design of educational tools to assess students´ competencies in clinical practice during their undergraduate internship (UI). In this paper, we present the construction of specific APROCs (Actividades Profesionales Confiables) in Surgery (S), Gynecology and Obstetrics (GO) and Family Medicine (FM) rotations with three levels of performance...
August 25, 2017: BMC Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28834845/primary-care-residents-in-teaching-health-centers-their-intentions-to-practice-in-underserved-settings-after-residency-training
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Zohray Talib, Mariellen Malloy Jewers, Julia H Strasser, David K Popiel, Debora Goetz Goldberg, Candice Chen, Hayden Kepley, Fitzhugh Mullan, Marsha Regenstein
PURPOSE: To describe the residents who chose to train in teaching health centers (THCs), which are community-based ambulatory patient care sites that sponsor primary care residencies, and their intentions to practice in underserved settings. METHOD: The authors surveyed all THC residents training in academic years 2013-2014, 2014-2015, and 2015-2016, comparing their demographic characteristics with data available for residents nationally, and examined THC residents' intentions to practice in underserved settings using logistic regression analysis...
August 22, 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813762/the-impact-of-a-rural-training-track-on-medical-students-specialty-choice
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Brooke Jensen, Susan M Anderson, Edward Simanton
BACKGROUND: Compare the expectations and outcomes of students involved in rural medical training versus those of urban trainees. METHODS: Survey items relating to primary care interest were added to program evaluation surveys already being sent at the beginning and end of the primary clinical year. Students from the graduating class of 2016 and the class of 2017 responded to the surveys (N=115). Responses from students trained in rural sites were compared with students trained in medium or large communities...
June 2017: South Dakota Medicine: the Journal of the South Dakota State Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795915/where-teachers-are-few-documenting-available-faculty-in-five-tanzanian-medical-schools
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Charles A Mkony, Ephata E Kaaya, Alex J Goodell, Sarah B Macfarlane
Background Faced with one of the lowest physician-to-population ratios in the world, the Government of Tanzania is urging its medical schools to train more physicians. The annual number of medical students admitted across the country rose from 55 in the 1990s to 1,680 approved places for the 2015/16 academic year. These escalating numbers strain existing faculty. Objective To describe the availability of faculty in medical schools in Tanzania. Design We identified faculty lists published on the Internet by five Tanzanian medical schools for the 2011/12 academic year and analyzed the appointment status, rank, discipline, and qualifications of faculty members...
December 2016: Global Health Action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782502/hepatitis-c-in-pregnancy-screening-treatment-and-management
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Brenna L Hughes, Charlotte M Page, Jeffrey A Kuller
In the United States, 1-2.5% of pregnant women are infected with hepatitis C virus, which carries an approximately 5% risk of transmission from mother to infant. Hepatitis C virus can be transmitted to the infant in utero or during the peripartum period, and infection during pregnancy is associated with increased risk of adverse fetal outcomes, including fetal growth restriction and low birthweight. The purpose of this document is to discuss the current evidence regarding hepatitis C virus in pregnancy and to provide recommendations on screening, treatment, and management of this disease during pregnancy...
November 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680466/atrial-fibrillation-with-a-structurally-normal-heart-in-pregnancy-an-international-survey-on-current-practice
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Annabelle Cumyn, Nadine Sauvé, Évelyne Rey
BACKGROUND: Little evidence exists for the optimal management of atrial fibrillation with a structurally normal heart in pregnancy. METHODS: A survey was sent to members of two associations to obtain input on optimal management of atrial fibrillation in pregnancy. The survey presented four cases with respect to (1) baseline investigations; (2) rate versus rhythm control; (3) chemical versus electrical cardioversion; and (4) anticoagulation. RESULTS: Sixty-one responders from 11 countries participated...
June 2017: Obstetric Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668074/evidence-of-lower-oxygen-reserves-during-labour-in-the-growth-restricted-human-foetus-a-retrospective-study
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Silvia Parisi, Clara Monzeglio, Rossella Attini, Marilisa Biolcati, Bianca Masturzo, Manuela Mensa, Marina Mischinelli, Eleonora Pilloni, Tullia Todros
BACKGROUND: The aim of the present study is to test the hypothesis that Growth Restricted foetuses (FGR) have the tendency to develop more pathological cardiotocograpic tracings during labour than do appropriate for gestational age foetuses and that there is a shorter time lapse from the beginning of labour and the advent of a pathological cardiotocograpic tracing. METHODS: The study was carried out at the Maternal-Foetal Medicine Unit of the Sant'Anna University Hospital, Turin, Italy...
July 1, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665831/an-unusual-medicolegal-case-of-32-year-old-mother-and-her-29-week-fetus-with-hemolysis-elevated-liver-enzymes-and-low-platelet-count-syndrome-case-report-and-short-literature-review
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Michał Szeremeta, Petra Drobuliakova, Jerzy Przepieść, Janusz Załuski, Adam Sackiewicz, Anna Niemcunowicz-Janica
Forensic medicine experts are well aware of blunt abdominal trauma, which often lead to death because of serious internal organ injury with severe blood loss. Sometimes careful examination of such cases may reveal some other underlying conditions, such as an existing disease that had contributed to the death or life-threatening complications. Our article presents a rare case of spontaneous hepatic rupture and intraperitoneal hemorrhage in a 32-year-old primigravida and her 29-week fetus, which was a result of hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes, and low platelet count syndrome...
September 2017: American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647929/vitamin-d-status-among-israeli-medical-residents
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Hadar Moran-Lev, Dror Mandel, Yosef Weisman, Amit Ovental, Ronit Lubetzky
BACKGROUND: Israel is a country with a sunny climate; however, vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency are common findings in certain populations whose exposure to sunlight is limited. Medical residency is known for long indoor working hours, thus theoretically limiting the opportunities for sun exposure. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate whether the vitamin D status among residents in a single medical center in Tel Aviv is below the normal range. METHODS: Forty-six residents (28 females, 18 males, average age 33...
June 2017: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
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