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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667890/novel-quality-indicators-for-radiologists-interpreting-abdominopelvic-ct-images-risk-adjusted-outcomes-among-emergency-department-patients-with-right-lower-quadrant-pain
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Matthew S Davenport, Shokoufeh Khalatbari, James H Ellis, Richard H Cohan, Suzanne T Chong, Keith E Kocher
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine whether individual radiologists are predictive of important relevant health outcomes among emergency department (ED) patients undergoing abdominopelvic CT for right lower quadrant pain. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This single-institution retrospective cohort study included 2169 patients undergoing abdominopelvic CT for right lower quadrant pain in the ED from February 1, 2012, through August 31, 2016. CT examinations were interpreted by 15 radiologists (four emergency, 11 abdominal) who each reported on more than 70 CT examinations in the cohort...
April 18, 2018: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667860/educational-needs-in-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-pediatric-functional-constipation-a-us-survey-of-specialist-and-primary-care-clinicians
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Justin Barnes, Brandon Coleman, Sharon Hwang, Aleksandra Stolic, Athos Bousvaros, Samuel Nurko, Gregory D Salinas
OBJECTIVES: The goal of this study was to identify opportunities among gastroenterologists and gastroenterology nurse practitioners (NPs)/physician assistants (PAs) for continuing medical education (CME) related to functional constipation. METHODS: An online, case-vignette survey was designed to identify and quantify practice patterns of pediatric gastroenterology clinicians. Case vignettes are a validated method for assessing clinician practice patterns. The survey consisted of three patient cases: a 3-year-old female with a 6-month history of constipation; a 6-year-old male with a 1-year history of constipation refractory to treatment and a sacral dimple with nearby tuft of hair; and a 16-year-old male with a 10-year history of constipation, and a sullen, depressed mood...
April 18, 2018: Postgraduate Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667726/interventions-for-infantile-haemangiomas-of-the-skin
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Monica Novoa, Eulalia Baselga, Sandra Beltran, Lucia Giraldo, Ali Shahbaz, Hector Pardo-Hernandez, Ingrid Arevalo-Rodriguez
BACKGROUND: Infantile haemangiomas (previously known as strawberry birthmarks) are soft, raised swellings of the skin that occur in 3% to 10% of infants. These benign vascular tumours are usually uncomplicated and tend to regress spontaneously. However, when haemangiomas occur in high-risk areas, such as near the eyes, throat, or nose, impairing their function, or when complications develop, intervention may be necessary. This is an update of a Cochrane Review first published in 2011...
April 18, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667525/the-association-between-bronchial-asthma-and-periodontitis-a-case-control-study-in-jordan
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Basheer Khassawneha, Rola Alhabashnehb, Fadi Ibrahimc
OBJECTIVE: Our aim is to study the association between bronchial asthma (BA) and periodontitis in northern Jordan. METHODS: A case-control study of 260 subjects; 130 with BA and 130 without BA (controls) were recruited from pulmonary clinics at a university hospital in northern Jordan. BA was physician diagnosed and on anti-asthma medications for ≥12 months. Periodontitis was defined as the presence of ≥ 4 teeth with ≥ 1 site with probing pocket depth (PPD) ≥ 4 mm and clinical attachment level (CAL) ≥ 3 mm...
April 18, 2018: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667375/core-curriculum-to-facilitate-the-expansion-of-a-rheumatology-practice-to-include-nurse-practitioners-and-physician-assistants
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Benjamin J Smith, Marcy B Bolster, Barbara Slusher, Christine Stamatos, Jeanne R Scott, Heather Benham, Salahuddin Kazi, Elizabeth A Schlenk, Daniel E Schaffer, Vikas Majithia, Calvin R Brown, Joan M von Feldt, Joseph Flood, David M Haag, Karen L Smarr
OBJECTIVE: Due to an aging population, increasing prevalence of rheumatic disease, and a growing supply and demand gap of rheumatology providers, innovative solutions are needed to meet the needs of persons with rheumatic conditions. Nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) have been identified as a group of health professionals who could help address the workforce shortage. The Executive Committee of the Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals (ARHP), a division of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), charged a task force to facilitate the preparation of NPs/PAs to work in a rheumatology practice setting...
April 17, 2018: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667360/menstrual-and-reproductive-factors-and-type-2-diabetes-risk-the-japan-public-health-center-based-prospective-study
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Akiko Nanri, Tetsuya Mizoue, Mitsuhiko Noda, Atsushi Goto, Norie Sawada, Shoichiro Tsugane
AIMS/INTRODUCTION: Menstrual and reproductive factors, including age at menarche, parity, and breastfeeding, have been linked to type 2 diabetes risk. We prospectively investigated the association between these factors and type 2 diabetes risk in a large Japanese cohort. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Participants were 37,511 women aged 45-75 years who participated in the baseline (1990-1993), second (1995-1998), and third surveys (2000-2003) of the Japan Public Health Center-based Prospective Study and who had no history of diabetes at the second survey...
April 18, 2018: Journal of Diabetes Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667200/treatment-in-a-preventive-cardiology-clinic-utilizing-advanced-practice-providers-apps-effectively-closes-atherosclerotic-cardiovascular-disease-ascvd-risk-management-gaps-amongst-a-primary-prevention-population-compared-with-a-propensity-matched-primary-care
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Emilio Fentanes, Anthony G Vande Hei, R Scott Holuby, Norma Suarez, Yousif Slim, Jennifer N Slim, Ahmad M Slim, Dustin Thomas
BACKGROUND: Advanced Practice Providers (APPs) can fill access to care gaps created by physician shortages and improve adherence/compliance with preventive atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) interventions. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed data on 595 patients enrolled in a preventive cardiology clinic (PCC) utilizing APPs compared with a propensity-matched cohort (PMC) of 595 patients enrolled in primary care clinics alone. PCC patients were risk stratified using Framingham risk scoring (FRS) and coronary artery calcium scoring (CACS) and treated based on published guideline-based algorithms...
April 17, 2018: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666918/procedure-specific-assessment-tool-for-flexible-pharyngo-laryngoscopy-gathering-validity-evidence-and-setting-pass-fail-standards
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Jacob Melchiors, K Petersen, T Todsen, A Bohr, Lars Konge, Christian von Buchwald
OBJECTIVE: The attainment of specific identifiable competencies is the primary measure of progress in the modern medical education system. The system, therefore, requires a method for accurately assessing competence to be feasible. Evidence of validity needs to be gathered before an assessment tool can be implemented in the training and assessment of physicians. This evidence of validity must according to the contemporary theory on validity be gathered from specific sources in a structured and rigorous manner...
April 17, 2018: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665778/characteristics-of-elderly-patients-with-polypharmacy-who-refuse-to-participate-in-an-in-hospital-deprescribing-intervention-a-retrospective-cross-sectional-study
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Junpei Komagamine, Kenichi Sugawara, Kazuhiko Hagane
BACKGROUND: Few studies have evaluated the characteristics of elderly patients with polypharmacy refusing deprescribing. The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of potentially inappropriate medication (PIM) use in elderly patients accepting and refusing a deprescribing intervention and to investigate factors associated with deprescribing refusal. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cross-sectional study by analyzing the electronic medical records from a single hospital...
April 17, 2018: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665586/-working-conditions-and-mental-health-among-salaried-physicians-a-nationwide-comparison-with-a-representative-sample-of-employees
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Uwe Rose, Grit Müller, Gabriele Freude, Norbert Kersten
AIM: Do the amount of workload, strain and the association between both differ between employed physician and other employees subject to social security contributions? This is investigated in this present study by comparing two representative samples. METHODS: Psycho-social working conditions were by assessed computer-assisted personal interviews and supplemented by questions about burnout and depressive symptoms. The associations were investigated by linear regression analysis including moderating effects due to differences between occupations...
April 17, 2018: Das Gesundheitswesen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664890/health-literacy-and-quality-of-physician-trauma-patient-communication-opportunity-for-improvement
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Jonathan L Dameworth, Jordan A Weinberg, Pamela W Goslar, Dana J Stout, Sharjeel Israr, Jordan V Jacobs, Thomas L Gillespie, Terrell M Thompson, Scott R Petersen
BACKGROUND: Although physician-patient communication and health literacy (HL) have been studied in diverse patient groups, there has been little focus on trauma patients. A quality improvement project was undertaken at our level 1 trauma center to improve patient perception of physician-patient communication, with consideration of the effect of HL. We report the first phase of this project, namely the reference level of satisfaction with physician-patient communication as measured by levels of interpersonal care among patients at an urban level 1 trauma center...
April 16, 2018: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664672/primary-care-physicians-can-comprehensively-manage-sleep-apnea-patients-a-non-inferiority-randomized-controlled-trial
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M Ángeles Sánchez-Quiroga, Jaime Corral, Francisco J Gómez-de-Terreros, Carmen Carmona-Bernal, M Isabel Asensio-Cruz, Marta Cabello, M Ángeles Martínez-Martínez, Carlos J Egea, Estrella Ordax, Ferran Barbe, Javier Barca, Juan F Masa
RATIONALE: General practitioners play a passive role in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) management. Simplification of the diagnosis and use of a semi-automatic algorithm for treatment can facilitate the integration of general practitioners, which has cost advantages. OBJECTIVE: To determine differences in effectiveness between primary healthcare area (PHA) and in-hospital specialized management protocols during six months of follow-up. METHOD: A multicenter, non-inferiority, randomized, controlled trial with two open parallel arms and a cost-effectiveness analysis was performed in six tertiary hospitals in Spain...
April 17, 2018: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664455/physician-awareness-of-decompressive-hemicraniectomy-for-malignant-middle-cerebral-artery-infarction-in-saudi-arabia-and-the-gulf-countries
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Hosam M Al-Jehani, Abdulaziz Alsharydah, Seba A Rammal, Saleh S Baeesa, Mohammad Mekhlafi
OBJECTIVE: To explore the perspective on Decompressive craniectomy (DH) of each of these specialties to establish common grounds for improved clinical practice. METHODS: An electronic survey was distributed via email and social media groups to members of these specialties in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Gulf countries. Local practices, common triggers for referral for DH, perceived outcomes of these procedures, individual impression of what constitutes good clinical outcomes were explored...
April 2018: Neurosciences: the Official Journal of the Pan Arab Union of Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663969/adherence-to-infective-endocarditis-prevention-guidelines-by-israeli-dentists-who-treat-children
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Nili Tickotsky, Sarit Faibis, Geula Gellman, Michael Shoshani, Yael Kutiner, Moti Moskovitz
PURPOSE: To examine the rate of adherence of Israeli dentists who treat children and their rate of adherence, in 2010-2011 and in 2016, to changes made to the 2008 American Heart Association (AHA) guidelines for endocarditis prevention. METHODS: A questionnaire on adherence to AHA guidelines was handed out in two consecutive continuing education courses in 2010-2011 and again in 2016. Data were analyzed using student's t test, chi-square, and analysis of variance...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Dentistry for Children
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663276/interprofessional-educator-development-build-it-and-they-will-come
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Lily C Pien, Michaela Stiber, Allison Prelosky, Colleen Y Colbert
BACKGROUND: We describe an interprofessional educator development program, designed intentionally, that was implemented at an academic healthcare centre. In 2014, we purposefully adapted our pre-existing educator development program to be able to include all interprofessional educators at our institution. The program's goals were to enhance educator skills, a common need due to requirements of accreditation, and to create a local interprofessional community of teachers. The framework of the program was based upon adult learning principles, reflective practice, experiential learning and peer groups, all key characteristics of faculty development programs...
April 16, 2018: Perspectives on Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663188/magnetic-resonance-imaging-during-management-of-patients-with-transfusion-dependent-thalassemia-a-single-center-experience
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Zeynep Karakas, Yasin Yilmaz, Zuhal Bayramoglu, Serap Karaman, Selime Aydogdu, Ayse Ozkan Karagenc, Deniz Tugcu, Memduh Dursun
BACKGROUND: Cardiac and hepatic magnetic resonance imaging evaluation during treatment can tailor physicians' chelation therapy titrations. AIM: The aim of the study was to assess the relationship of cardiac and hepatic T2* values with chelation therapy in patients with transfusion-dependent thalassemia (TDT). METHODS: A total of 106 patients with TDT who were followed up in Istanbul Medical Faculty Thalassemia Center were evaluated for the study...
April 16, 2018: La Radiologia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662507/new-predictors-of-in-stent-restenosis-in-patients-with-diabetes-mellitus-undergoing-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-with-drug-eluting-stent
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Jian-Long Wang, Zheng Qin, Zhi-Jian Wang, Dong-Mei Shi, Yu-Yang Liu, Ying-Xin Zhao, Li-Xia Yang, Wan-Jun Cheng, Yu-Jie Zhou
Background: Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) had become the major therapeutic procedure for coronary artery disease (CAD), but the high rate of in-stent restenosis (ISR) still remained an unsolved clinical problem in clinical practice. Increasing evidences suggested that diabetes mellitus (DM) was a major risk factor for ISR, but the risk predictors of ISR in CAD patients with DM had not been well characterized. The aim of this study was to investigate the clinical and angiographic characteristic predictors significantly associated with the occurrence of ISR in diabetic patients following coronary stenting with drug-eluting stent (DES)...
February 2018: Journal of Geriatric Cardiology: JGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661901/megalencephalic-leukoencephalopathy-with-subcortical-cysts-characterization-of-disease-variants
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Eline M C Hamilton, Pinar Tekturk, Fia Cialdella, Diane F van Rappard, Nicole I Wolf, Cengiz Yalcinkaya, Ümran Çetinçelik, Ahmad Rajaee, Ariana Kariminejad, Justyna Paprocka, Zuhal Yapici, Vlatka Mejaški Bošnjak, Marjo S van der Knaap
OBJECTIVE: To provide an overview of clinical and MRI characteristics of the different variants of the leukodystrophy megalencephalic leukoencephalopathy with subcortical cysts (MLC) and identify possible differentiating features. METHODS: We performed an international multi-institutional, cross-sectional observational study of the clinical and MRI characteristics in patients with genetically confirmed MLC. Clinical information was obtained by questionnaires for physicians and retrospective chart review...
April 17, 2018: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661620/tolerability-safety-and-outcomes-of-neoadjuvant-chemoradiotherapy-with-capecitabine-for-patients-aged-%C3%A2-70-years-with-locally-advanced-rectal-cancer
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Lotte Jacobs, Ellen van der Vlies, Daan Ten Bokkel Huinink, Haiko Bloemendal, Martijn Intven, Anke B Smits, Bas L A M Weusten, Peter D Siersema, Niels van Lelyveld, Maartje Los
INTRODUCTION: In studies of colorectal cancer, the elderly have been frequently underrepresented because comorbid conditions and functional status often lead to study exclusion. For elderly patients with an indication for neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (nCRT), physicians usually decide using clinical factors whether nCRT should be offered. The aim of the present retrospective study was to assess the tolerability of nCRT with capecitabine and the surgical outcomes in patients aged ≥ 70 years with locally advanced rectal cancer...
March 8, 2018: Clinical Colorectal Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661563/pharmacists-in-humanitarian-crisis-settings-assessing-the-impact-of-pharmacist-delivered-home-medication-management-review-service-to-syrian-refugees-in-jordan
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Majdoleen Al Alawneh, Nabeel Nuaimi, Iman A Basheti
BACKGROUND: Refugees all over the world are facing several health-related problems. Chronic diseases among Syrian refugees in Jordan are high. The Home Medication Management Review (HMMR) service could be ideal to optimize refugees' health management. OBJECTIVES: To assess the impact of the HMMR service on the type and frequency of Treatment Related Problems (TRPs) among Syrian refugees living in Jordan. METHODS: This prospective randomized single blinded intervention-control study was conducted in three main cities in Jordan, between May and October 2016...
April 10, 2018: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
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