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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29920693/a-personalized-monte-carlo-based-method-for-internal-dosimetric-evaluation-of-radiopharmaceuticals-in-children
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Panagiotis Papadimitroulas, William D Erwin, Vasiliki Iliadou, Theodora Kostou, George Loudos, George C Kagadis
PURPOSE: Herein, we introduce a methodology for estimating the absorbed dose in organs at risk that is based on specified clinically derived radiopharmaceutical biodistributions and personalized anatomical characteristics. METHODS: To evaluate the proposed methodology, we used realistic Monte Carlo (MC) simulations and computational pediatric models to calculate a parameter called in this work the "specific absorbed dose rate" (SADR). The SADR is a unique quantitative metric in that it is specific to a particular organ...
June 19, 2018: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29920452/the-second-annual-think-tank-on-prevention-of-sudden-cardiac-death-in-the-young-developing-a-rational-reliable-and-sustainable-national-health-care-resource-a-report-from-the-cardiac-safety-research-consortium
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REVIEW
Peter F Aziz, Stuart Berger, Peter Kowey, Mitchell Krucoff, Martha Lopez-Anderson, Eric Michelson, Silvana Molossi, Valarie Morrow, Ignacio Rodriguez, Tess Elizabeth Saarel, Colette Strnadova, Victoria Vetter, Theressa J Wright, Salim F Idriss
Sudden cardiac death in the young (SCDY) spans gender, race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic class. The loss of any pediatric patient is a matter of national and international public health concern, and focused efforts should be aimed at preventing these burdensome tragedies. Prepared by members of the Cardiac Safety Research Consortium, this White Paper summarizes and reports the dialogue at the second Think Tank related to the issues and the proposed solutions for the development of a national resource for screening and prevention of SCDY...
May 23, 2018: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29908767/a-qualitative-cross-sectional-study-of-positive-and-negative-comments-of-residency-programs-across-9-medical-and-surgical-specialties
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Brittany O Dulmage, Lisa Akintilo, Leah J Welty, Matthew M Davis, Maria Colavincenzo, Shuai Xu
IMPORTANCE: Residency applicants often use social media to discuss the positive and negative features of prospective training programs. An examination of the content discussed by applicants could provide guidance for how medical education faculty can better engage with prospective trainees and adapt to meet the educational expectations of a new generation of digital-native physicians. OBJECTIVE: To identify unstructured social media data submitted by residency applicants and categorize positive and negative statements to determine key themes DESIGN: Qualitative analysis of a retrospective cohort SETTING: Publically available data sets PARTICIPANTS: Anonymized medical trainees applying to residency training positions in nine specialties: dermatology, general surgery, internal medicine, obstetrics/gynecology, plastic surgery, otolaryngology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, pediatrics, and radiology from 2007 to 2017...
June 14, 2018: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29904575/recent-advances-in-transfusions-in-neonates-infants
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REVIEW
Ruchika Goel, Cassandra D Josephson
Transfusions of red blood cells (RBCs), platelets, and plasma are critical therapies for infants and neonates (particularly preterm neonates) in the neonatal intensive care unit, who are the most frequently transfused subpopulation across all ages. Although traditionally a significant gap has existed between the blood utilization and the evidence base essential to adequately guide transfusion practices in infants and neonates, pediatric transfusion medicine is evolving from infancy and gradually coming of age...
2018: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29901556/universal-recommendations-for-the-management-of-acute-diarrhea-in-non-malnourished-children
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Alfredo Guarino, Andrea Lo Vecchio, Jorge Amil Dias, James A Berkley, Chris Boey, Dario Bruzzese, Mitchell B Cohen, Sylvia Cruchet, Ilaria Liguoro, Eduardo Salazar-Lindo, Bhupinder Sandhu, Philip M Sherman, Toshiaki Shimizu
OBJECTIVES: Despite a substantial consistency in recommendations for the management of children with acute gastroenteritis (AGE), a high variability in clinical practice and a high rate of inappropriate medical interventions persist in both developing and developed countries.Aim of this study was to develop a set of clinical recommendations for the management of non-severely malnourished children with AGE to be applied worldwide. METHODS: The Federation of International Societies of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition (FISPGHAN) Working Group (WG) selected care protocols on the management of acute diarrhea in infants and children aged between 1 month and 18 years...
June 12, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29884553/analysis-of-the-etiology-and-treatment-of-chylothorax-in-119-pediatric-patients-in-a-single-clinical-center
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Chun Wu, Zhengxia Pan, Yuhao Wu, Quan Wang, Yonggang Li, Yong An, Hongbo Li, Gang Wang, Yi Wang, Jiangtao Dai
PURPOSE: To summarize the etiology and treatment of 119 patients with chylothorax in our hospital. METHODS: A total of 119 patients with chylothorax, divided into a neonate group, an infant group, and an older-than-1-year group, were included in our study and analyzed from January 2000 to July 2017 in the Children's Hospital of Chongqing Medical University. RESULTS: A total of 90 males and 29 females were included in our study. In the neonate group, 21 chylothorax cases were due to idiopathic factors, constituting 72...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29881796/advocacy-for-children-with-epilepsy-leveraging-the-wha-resolution-advocacy-task-force-commission-of-pediatrics-international-league-against-epilepsy
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REVIEW
Jo M Wilmshurst, Alla Guekht, Mary Secco, J Helen Cross, Emilio Perucca
In May 2015 the World Health Assembly (WHA) approved the Resolution on the Global Burden of Epilepsy. This report addresses how the Resolution can be leveraged to improve the care of children with epilepsy worldwide. Children with epilepsy have unique needs and face unique challenges from stigma at all levels of society. Children lack a voice to lobby for their own needs, including their right to have access to education. Effective leadership and governance should be enhanced through the support of stakeholders empowered to counsel, advise, and lobby for appropriate care...
June 2018: Epilepsia Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29868364/high-rates-of-cancer-screening-among-dialysis-patients-seen-in-primary-care-a-cohort-study
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Bjorg Thorsteinsdottir, LaTonya J Hickson, Priya Ramar, Megan Reinalda, Nicholas W Krueger, Cynthia S Crowson, Andrew D Rule, Paul Y Takahashi, Rajeev Chaudhry, Sidna M Tulledge-Scheitel, Jon C Tilburt, Amy W Williams, Robert C Albright, Sarah K Meier, Nilay D Shah
Routine preventive cancer screening is not recommended for patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) due to their limited life expectancy. The current extent of cancer screening in this population is unknown. Primary care (PC) reminder systems or performance incentives may encourage indiscriminate cancer screening. We compared rates of cancer screening in patients with ESRD, with and without PC visits. This is a retrospective cohort study using United States Renal Data System (USRDS) billing data and electronic medical record data...
June 2018: Preventive Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29857885/a-cross-sectional-review-of-the-prevalence-of-integrative-medicine-in-pediatric-pain-clinics-across-the-united-states
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Kristen Bodner, Salvatore D'Amico, Man Luo, Elizabeth Sommers, Laura Goldstein, Caitlin Neri, Paula Gardiner
PURPOSE: This project assesses the prevalence of integrative medicine (IM) in pediatric pain clinics (PPCs) across the United States. METHODS: PPCs were identified through the American Pain Society and cross referenced through the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP). A cross-sectional review using each PPC's website was then utilized for further information. We collected data regarding each program's target population, non-profit status (where non-profits were designated as hospitals that do not operate for-profit purpose, and private as institutions receiving private funding), location, services provided and participating providers...
June 2018: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29796143/assessment-of-toxicology-knowledge-in-the-fourth-year-medical-students-three-years-of-data
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Jennie Buchanan, Daniel Windels, Jeffrey Druck, Kennon Heard
BACKGROUND: Pharmacology and toxicology are core content knowledge for physicians. Medical students should demonstrate understanding of general pharmacology and basic treatment of poisoning. The objective of this study was to measure the knowledge of the 4th-year medical students (MS4) on these topics over 3 years. METHODS: A multiple-choice exam (15 questions) was administered to MS4 students in spring of 2010, 2011, and 2012. Questions were developed by medical toxicologists to evaluate basic knowledge in three areas: pharmacologic effects (PE), treatment of poisoning (TOP), and pharmacokinetics (PK)...
2018: World Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793474/are-michigan-state-university-medical-school-msu-chm-alumni-more-likely-to-practice-in-the-region-of-their-graduate-medical-education-primary-care-program-compared-to-non-msu-chm-alumni
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Richard Switzer, Luke VandeZande, Alan T Davis, Tracy J Koehler
BACKGROUND: Over the past 10 years, three new MD schools have been created in the state of Michigan, while the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine (MSU-CHM) has increased their class size to 850 students. The aim of this study was to determine if MSU-CHM alumni who graduate from an MSU-affiliated primary care residency from a single graduate medical education (GME) training program in Michigan are more likely to go on to practice in close proximity to the location of their training program immediately after graduation compared to non MSU-CHM alumni...
May 24, 2018: BMC Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786021/developing-and-implementing-a-global-emergency-medicine-course-lessons-learned-from-rwanda
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Sojung Yi, Olivier Félix Umuhire, Doris Uwamahoro, Mindi Guptill, Giles N Cattermole
Background: There is a growing demand by medical trainees for meaningful, short-term global emergency medicine (EM) experiences. EM programs in high-income countries (HICs) have forged opportunities for their trainees to access this experience in low-and middle-income countries (LMICs). However, few programs in LMICs have created and managed such courses. As more LMICs establish EM programs, these settings are ideal for developing courses beneficial for all participants. We describe our experience of creating and implementing a short-term global EM course in Rwanda...
September 2017: Education for Health: Change in Training & Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748045/radiology-education-in-medical-school-and-residency-the-views-and-needs-of-program-directors
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Patrick T Schiller, Andrew W Phillips, Christopher M Straus
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: The authors of this study used the perspectives of residency program directors (PDs) nationally to explore whether trainees are adequately prepared to utilize and interpret medical imaging as interns, to identify the types of imaging skills most important for residency, and to begin to address current shortcomings in radiology education. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The authors created a survey using a modified version of Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education radiology milestones and sent it to 100 randomly selected PDs each in pediatrics, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, and general surgery...
May 7, 2018: Academic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29730649/diagnostic-accuracy-in-family-medicine-residents-using-a-clinical-decision-support-system-dxplain-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Adrian Israel Martinez-Franco, Melchor Sanchez-Mendiola, Juan Jose Mazon-Ramirez, Isaias Hernandez-Torres, Carlos Rivero-Lopez, Troy Spicer, Adrian Martinez-Gonzalez
BACKGROUND: Clinical reasoning is an essential skill in physicians, required to address the challenges of accurate patient diagnoses. The goal of the study was to compare the diagnostic accuracy in Family Medicine residents, with and without the use of a clinical decision support tool (DXplain http://www.mghlcs.org/projects/dxplain). METHODS: A total of 87 first-year Family Medicine residents, training at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Postgraduate Studies Division in Mexico City, participated voluntarily in the study...
May 7, 2018: Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29728174/sialoblastoma-in-chin-and-management-of-treatment
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Qian Wang, Sainan Ma, Huanhuan Chen, Mingli Yang, Weisong Cai
OBJECTIVE: Sialoblastoma is a rare salivary gland tumor mainly located in parotid. In this article, we aimed to review the clinical manifestations and treatments of sialoblastoma, especially to provide effective chemotherapy regimens to instruct internal medicine therapy for unresectable or recurrent tumors. METHOD: We reported a 1-year old girl who presented a left-sided firm facial mass and subsequently diagnosed as sialoblastoma. Afterwards, we reviewed and analyzed relevant literatures...
June 2018: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29720129/availability-affordability-and-costs-of-pediatric-medicines-in-mongolia
#16
Gereltuya Dorj, Bruce Sunderland, Tsetsegmaa Sanjjav, Gantuya Dorj, Byambatsogt Gendenragchaa
BACKGROUND: The Essential Medicines List for Children (EMLc) was developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) to assist member countries to achieve Millennium Development Goals (MDG). The Government of Mongolia has adopted a National Essential Drug List (NEDL) with the seventh update published in 2014. The objective of this study was to determine the accessibility, availability and costs of essential pediatric medicines in Mongolia. METHODS: A standardized methodology developed by the WHO and Health Action International (HAI) was employed to conduct a study on the availability, costs and affordability of pediatric medicines in Mongolia...
May 2, 2018: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29694615/criminal-liability-of-medical-professionals-in-the-s%C3%A3-o-paulo-state-court-of-appeals
#17
Isabel de Fátima Alvim Braga, Laila Zelkcovicz Ertler, Rodrigo Moreira de Aquino, Bruno de Avilla da Fonseca E Silva, Renata Bastos Mello Pereira
Objective To collect criminal justice data involving medical professionals in the São Paulo State Court of Appeals and to establish the number of criminal proceedings involving said professionals, the content of the accusations and the conviction rate per specialty. Methods A keyword search was carried out in the State Appellate Court case law website with the term "medical error" for decisions rendered from January 1st, 2011 to December 31st, 2016, and the subject "criminal law" was selected...
2018: Einstein
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29686763/international-medical-graduates-in-the-us-physician-workforce-and-graduate-medical-education-current-and-historical-trends
#18
Awad A Ahmed, Wei-Ting Hwang, Charles R Thomas, Curtiland Deville
Background : Data show that international medical graduates (IMGs), both US and foreign born, are more likely to enter primary care specialties and practice in underserved areas. Comprehensive assessments of representation trends for IMGs in the US physician workforce are limited. Objective : We reported current and historical representation trends for IMGs in the graduate medical education (GME) training pool and US practicing physician workforce. Methods : We compared representation for the total GME and active practicing physician pools with the 20 largest residency specialties...
April 2018: Journal of Graduate Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29624882/the-potential-economic-value-of-influenza-vaccination-for-healthcare-workers-in-the-netherlands
#19
Marjan J Meijboom, Josien Riphagen-Dalhuisen, Eelko Hak
BACKGROUND: Despite the clinical evidence, influenza vaccination coverage of healthcare workers remains low. To assess the health economic value of implementing an influenza immunization program among healthcare workers (HCW) in University Medical Centers (UMCs) in the Netherlands, a cost-benefit model was developed using a societal perspective. METHODS/PATIENTS: The model was based on a trial performed among all UMCs in the Netherlands that included both hospital staff and patients admitted to the pediatrics and internal medicine departments...
April 6, 2018: Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29616681/-influenza-vaccination-coverage-2011-2014-in-healthcare-workers-from-two-health-departments-of-the-valencian-community-and-hospital-services-more-vulnerable-to-the-flu
#20
José Tuells, Vicente García-Román, José Luis Duro-Torrijos
OBJECTIVE: Health care workers can transmit influenza to patients in health centers, therefore its vaccination is considered a preventive measure first order. The objective of this study was to know the coverage of vaccination against seasonal influenza in health professionals in two health departments of the Valencian Community (Torrevieja and Elx- Crevillent), in the seasons 2011-12, 2012-13 and 2013-14. METHODS: TA cross-sectional descriptive study was carried out to determine the coverage of influenza vaccination through the Nominal Vaccine Registry (NVR) of the Conselleria de Sanitat de la Generalitat Valenciana...
April 5, 2018: Revista Española de Salud Pública
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