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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091347/changes-in-the-seroprevalence-of-cysticercosis-in-suspected-patients-in-chandigarh-india-between-1998-and-2014-analysis-of-17-years-of-data
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L J Robertson, H Joshi, K S Utaaker, A Kumar, S Chaudhary, K Goyal, R Sehgal
Changes in seroprevalence of cysticercosis diagnosed in Chandigarh, India between 1998 and 2014 were investigated by extraction and analysis of data from records held at the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research in Chandigarh. Among the total number of samples for which cysticercosis had been suspected during this period (N = 9650), 1716 (17·8%) were seropositive. Adults were more likely to be seropositive than children, and women were more likely to be seropositive than men. In addition to there being fewer patients with suspicion of cysticercosis over the data analysis period, the proportion of patients seropositive also reduced significantly...
January 16, 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087745/the-esc-heart-failure-association-postgraduate-course-in-heart-failure
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Stefania Paolillo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 21, 2016: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074720/-registration-of-assessments-in-orthopaedic-residents-portfolios-is-falling-short
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S N van Vendeloo, P L P Brand, B J Burger, R G H H Nelissen, S K Bulstra, C C P M Verheyen
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate of the number of registered competency assessments in the portfolios of orthopaedic residents in the Netherlands, for whom a competency-based training programme is mandatory. DESIGN: National cohort study. METHOD: We collected data regarding the registered assessments of all orthopaedic residents who finished their training between 2012-2015. We determined the number of registered assessments of 'standard orthopaedic treatments' (evaluating residents' competency in 70 different orthopaedic treatments), objective structured clinical skills evaluations (OSCEs), critically appraised topics (CATs), and 360 degree feedback appraisals...
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071266/biogen-s-portfolio-and-research-efforts-in-multiple-sclerosis-an-interview-with-dr-ralph-kern
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Ralph Kern
Ralph Kern speaks to Laura Dormer, Commissioning Editor: Dr Ralph Kern is Senior Vice President and Head of Worldwide Medical at Biogen in Cambridge, MA, USA. In this role, he oversees Biogen's global therapeutic, regional and country medical teams, global medical operations, as well as medical research and scientific communications functions. Prior to joining Biogen, he was head of the Neuroscience Medical Unit at Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation and held various medical and commercial leadership roles at Genzyme Corporation...
January 10, 2017: Neurodegenerative Disease Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065987/concussion-assessment-and-management-knowledge-among-chiropractic-fourth-year-interns-and-residents
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Mohsen Kazemi, Alessandro Pichini, Steven Scappaticci, Mitchell Savic
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the degree of knowledge chiropractic fourth year interns and post-graduate chiropractic residents have in regard to concussion diagnosis and management. METHODS: A survey modified from a study conducted by Boggild and Tator (2012), was administered to fourth year chiropractic interns and post-graduate residents via SurveyMonkey.com. RESULTS: Chiropractic fourth year interns and postgraduate chiropractic specialty college residents scored 5...
December 2016: Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065964/future-priorities-of-interns-in-public-and-private-tertiary-care-hospitals-of-a-mega-city-in-a-developing-country
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Shiraz Shaikh, Munnaza Obaid, Sobia Memon, Kulsoom Shaikh, Hafsa Siddiqui
OBJECTIVE: To determine the future priorities of young medical doctors in tertiary care hospitals in a major urban centre. METHODS: This multi-centre cross-sectional study was conducted at four tertiary care hospitals of Karachi, Pakistan, from January to June 2015, and comprised medical interns. A questionnaire-based survey was conducted. The participants were inquired about their demographics, preferred places and hospitals for training in the future and reason for their choices...
January 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063907/impact-of-video-coaching-on-gynecologic-resident-laparoscopic-suturing-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Noah B Rindos, Minhnoi Wroble-Biglan, Amanda Ecker, Ted T Lee, Nicole M Donnellan
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To determine if the addition of video coaching to an OBGYN resident laparoscopic simulation curriculum improves acquisition of suturing skills. DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial DESIGN CLASSIFICATION: I SETTING: Academic teaching hospital with a residency program in obstetrics and gynecology PATIENTS: Twenty OBGYN residents undergoing a 4-week laparoscopic simulation curriculum were video-recorded weekly performing a suturing task on a validated vaginal cuff model...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062926/selecting-for-creativity-and-innovation-potential-implications-for-practice-in-healthcare-education
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Fiona Patterson, Lara Dawn Zibarras
The ability to innovate is an important requirement in many organisations. Despite this pressing need, few selection systems in healthcare focus on identifying the potential for creativity and innovation and so this area has been vastly under-researched. As a first step towards understanding how we might select for creativity and innovation, this paper explores the use of a trait-based measure of creativity and innovation potential, and evaluates its efficacy for use in selection for healthcare education. This study uses a sample of 188 postgraduate physicians applying for education and training in UK General Practice...
January 6, 2017: Advances in Health Sciences Education: Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062380/kinesiophobia-and-physical-therapy-related-pain-in-musculoskeletal-pain-a-national-multicenter-cohort-study-on-patients-and-their-general-physicians
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Serge Perrot, Anne-Priscille Trouvin, Virginie Rondeau, Isabelle Chartier, Rosine Arnaud, Jean-Yves Milon, Denis Pouchain
INTRODUCTION: Physical therapy (PT) represents a major approach in musculoskeletal (MSK) pain. This study aimed to assess kinesiophobia, its impact and management, in patients with MSK pain treated by PT. METHODS: A national multicentre, prospective study was conducted in France in patients with MSK pain referred to PT. Kinesiophobia was scored with the Tampa Scale of Kinesiophobia (TSK). Pain, satisfaction, analgesic intake and acceptability were assessed at the initial visit, at the 5th PT session, and at the end of PT...
January 3, 2017: Joint, Bone, Spine: Revue du Rhumatisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062076/a-taxonomy-of-perioperative-surgical-learning-trending-resident-skill-acquisition
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John C Hardaway, Marc D Basson, Muhammad Ali, Alan T Davis, Pam S Haan, Rama N Gupta, Andi N Peshkepija, Cody A Nebeker, Cheryl I Anderson
BACKGROUND: Resident and curriculum evaluation require tracking surgical resident operative performance, yet what and when to measure remains unclear. METHODS: From a multi-institutional database, we reviewed 611 resident/surgeon-paired assessments of ACGME Milestones and modified OPRS ratings for different cases and postgraduate years. RESULTS: Faculty Milestone ratings increased with each PGY (p=<0.001) and correlated with resident self-ratings (ICC = 0...
October 8, 2016: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058977/the-shrinking-of-formalized-nutrition-education-in-health-professions-curricula-and-postgraduate-training
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Gordon S Sacks
The quantity of formalized nutrition education is shrinking in curricula of health professions, such as physicians, nurses, dietitians, and pharmacists. The current nutrition education being taught in U.S. schools of healthcare professionals does not appropriately prepare students for identification of patients at nutrition risk or management of undernourished hospitalized patients with specialized nutrition therapies. In U.S. schools of pharmacy, parenteral nutrition is considered a highly specialized and advanced practice so little time is devoted to this area and more attention is focused on chronic disease state management (ie, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, and congestive heart failure)...
January 1, 2017: JPEN. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057944/formulary-stewardship-as-a-novel-training-method-for-postgraduate-pharmacy-practice-residents
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Gregory R Jaszczur, Kathleen K Adams, Maribeth Cabie, Phu Huynh, Kimberly Boothe
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Hospital Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056998/factors-associated-with-occupancy-of-pharmacist-positions-in-public-sector-hospitals-in-uganda-a-cross-sectional-study
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Thomas Ocwa Obua, Richard Odoi Adome, Paul Kutyabami, Freddy Eric Kitutu, Pakoyo Fadhiru Kamba
BACKGROUND: Pharmacists are invaluable resources in health care. Their expertise in pharmacotherapy and medicine management both ensures that medicines of appropriate quality are available in health facilities at the right cost and are used appropriately. Unfortunately, some countries like Uganda have shortage of pharmacists in public health facilities, the dominant providers of care. This study investigated the factors that affect the occupancy of pharmacist positions in Uganda's public hospitals, including hiring patterns and job attraction and retention...
January 5, 2017: Human Resources for Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056986/goals-of-care-conversation-teaching-in-residency-a-cross-sectional-survey-of-postgraduate-program-directors
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Amanda Roze des Ordons, Aliya Kassam, Jessica Simon
BACKGROUND: Residents are commonly involved in establishing goals of care for hospitalized patients. While education can improve the quality of these conversations, whether and how postgraduate training programs integrate such teaching into their curricula is not well established. The objective of this study was to characterize perceptions of current teaching and assessment of goals of care conversations, and program director interest in associated curricular integration. METHODS: An electronic survey was sent to all postgraduate program directors at the University of Calgary...
January 6, 2017: BMC Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051331/nurses-attitudes-toward-family-importance-in-heart-failure-care
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Annelie K Gusdal, Karin Josefsson, Eva Thors Adolfsson, Lene Martin
BACKGROUND: Support from the family positively affects self-management, patient outcomes and the incidence of hospitalizations among patients with heart failure. To involve family members in heart failure care is thus valuable for the patients. Registered nurses frequently meet family members of patients with heart failure and the quality of these encounters is likely to be influenced by the attitudes registered nurses hold toward families. AIMS: To explore registered nurses' attitudes toward the importance of families' involvement in heart failure nursing care and to identify factors that predict the most supportive attitudes...
January 1, 2017: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050522/protocol-writing-in-clinical-research
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Azzam Al Jundi, Salah Sakka
Writing a research proposal is probably one of the most challenging and difficult task as research is a new area for the majority of postgraduates and new researchers. The purpose of this article is to summarize the most important steps and necessary guidelines for producing a standard research protocol. Academic and administrative success of any project is usually determined by acquiring a grant for the related field of research. Hence, the quality of a protocol is primarily required to achieve success in this scientific competition...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050222/validity-reliability-and-acceptability-of-the-team-standardized-assessment-of-clinical-encounter-report
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Camilla L Wong, Mireille Norris, Samir S Sinha, Maria L Zorzitto, Sushma Madala, Jemila S Hamid
BACKGROUND: The Team Standardized Assessment of a Clinical Encounter Report (StACER) was designed for use in Geriatric Medicine residency programs to evaluate Communicator and Collaborator competencies. METHODS: The Team StACER was completed by two geriatricians and interdisciplinary team members based on observations during a geriatric medicine team meeting. Postgraduate trainees were recruited from July 2010-November 2013. Inter-rater reliability between two geriatricians and between all team members was determined...
December 2016: Canadian Geriatrics Journal: CGJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049379/should-we-assess-clinical-performance-in-single-patient-encounters-or-consistent-behaviors-of-clinical-performance-over-a-series-of-encounters-a-qualitative-exploration-of-narrative-trainee-profiles
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Marjolein Oerlemans, Patrick Dielissen, Angelique Timmerman, Paul Ram, Bas Maiburg, Jean Muris, Cees van der Vleuten
BACKGROUND: A variety of tools have been developed to assess performance which typically use a single clinical encounter as a source for making competency inferences. This strategy may miss consistent behaviors. We therefore explored experienced clinical supervisors' perceptions of behavioral patterns that potentially exist in postgraduate general practice trainees expressed as narrative profiles to aid the grading of clinical performance. METHODS: We conducted semistructured interviews with clinical supervisors who had frequently observed clinical performance in trainees...
January 4, 2017: Medical Teacher
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047952/su-f-t-240-epid-based-quality-assurance-for-dosimetric-credentialing
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N Miri, J Lehmann, P Vial, P Greer
PURPOSE: We propose a novel dosimetric audit method for clinical trials using EPID measurements at each center and a standardized EPID to dose conversion algorithm. The aim of this work is to investigate the applicability of the EPID method to different linear accelerator, EPID and treatment planning system (TPS) combinations. METHODS: Combination of delivery and planning systems were three Varian linacs including one Pinnacle and two Eclipse TPS and, two ELEKTA linacs including one Pinnacle and one Monaco TPS...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047880/su-f-t-328-real-time-in-vivo-dosimetry-of-prostate-sbrt-boost-treatments-using-moskin-detectors
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K Legge, D Cutajar, A Wilfert, J Martin, A Rozenfeld, D J O'Connor, P Greer
PURPOSE: To provide in vivo measurements of dose to the anterior rectal wall during prostate SBRT boost treatments using MOSFET detectors. METHODS: Dual MOSkin detectors were attached to a Rectafix rectal sparing device and inserted into patients during SBRT boost treatments. Patients received two boost fractions, each of 9.5-10 Gy and delivered using 2 VMAT arcs. Measurements were acquired for 12 patients. MOSFET voltages were read out at 1 Hz during delivery and converted to dose...
June 2016: Medical Physics
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