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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230574/patient-safety-culture-in-mutual-insurance-companies-in-spain
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Rafael Manzanera, José Joaquín Mira, Manel Plana, Daniel Moya, Mercedes Guilabert, Jordi Ortner
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to assess the safety culture in a mutual insurance sector, searching for improvement opportunities. This sector offers health insurance for work-related injuries and occupational illnesses and represents an annual volume of patients corresponding to approximately 10% of the working population in Europe. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted to assess the safety culture in the mutual insurance sector in Spain. All physicians, nurses, and physiotherapists (N = 816) working in the organization in hospitals, outpatient clinics, and managerial settings were invited to reply to an online survey...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211155/utah-obstetricians-opinions-of-planned-home-birth-and-conflicting-nice-acog-guidelines-a-qualitative-study
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Emily Rainey, Sara Simonsen, Joseph Stanford, Kimberley Shoaf, Jami Baayd
BACKGROUND: The United Kingdom's National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recently published recommendations that support planned home birth for low-risk women. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) remains wary of planned home birth, asserting that hospitals and birthing centers are the safest birth settings. Our objective was to examine opinions of obstetricians in Salt Lake City, Utah about home birth in the context of rising home birth rates and conflicting guidelines...
February 17, 2017: Birth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199131/how-satisfied-are-patients-with-their-radiologists-assessment-using-a-national-patient-ratings-website
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Luke A Ginocchio, Richard Duszak, Andrew B Rosenkrantz
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to assess features of patient satisfaction scores for U.S. radiologists using a popular physician rating website. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patient reviews were retrieved from the website RateMDs for all listed radiologists in all 297 U.S. cities with population 100,000 or greater. Reviews included rating scores of 1-5 (5 = highest) in four categories (staff, punctuality, knowledge, and helpfulness). Additional physician information was obtained from Medicare files...
February 15, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195823/clinical-safety-of-bariatric-arterial-embolization-preliminary-results-of-the-beat-obesity-trial
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Clifford R Weiss, Olaguoke Akinwande, Kaylan Paudel, Lawrence J Cheskin, Brian Holly, Kelvin Hong, Aaron M Fischman, Rahul S Patel, Eun J Shin, Kimberley E Steele, Timothy H Moran, Kristen Kaiser, Amie Park, David M Shade, Dara L Kraitchman, Aravind Arepally
Purpose To conduct a pilot prospective clinical trial to evaluate the feasibility, safety, and short-term efficacy of bariatric embolization, a recently developed endovascular procedure for the treatment of obesity, in patients with severe obesity. Materials and Methods This is an institutional review board- and U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved prospective physician-initiated investigational device exemption study. This phase of the study ran from June 2, 2014, to August 4, 2015. Five severely obese patients (four women, one man) who were 31-49 years of age and who had a mean body mass index of 43...
January 17, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188570/recruiting-endometrial-cancer-survivors-to-studies-examining-lifestyle-behaviors-and-quality-of-life-challenges-faced-and-lessons-learned
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Alexander R Lucas, Brian C Focht, David E Cohn, Maryanna D Klatt, Janet Buckworth
There are a growing number of cancer survivors in the USA. Despite lifestyle behaviors being strongly associated with morbidity and mortality following primary treatment, recruitment to clinical research studies that aim to improve such behaviors remains a significant challenge. Furthermore, pilot and feasibility studies are critical for the refinement of research methods and form an important training opportunity for early career scientists. This report details the challenges faced and lessons learned in the process of recruiting a population of overweight/obese endometrial cancer survivors (ECS) to two separate studies focused on lifestyle behaviors: a survey study and a randomized behavioral intervention study that aimed to improve diet, physical activity, and quality of life...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Cancer Education: the Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167593/a-review-on-dapsone-hypersensitivity-syndrome-among-chinese-patients-with-an-emphasis-on-preventing-adverse-drug-reactions-with-genetic-testing
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Na Wang, Leela Parimi, Hong Liu, Furen Zhang
Dapsone is a bactericidal and bacteriostatic against Mycobacterium leprae, a causative agent of leprosy. Dapsone is also applied in a range of medical fields because of its anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory effects. Dapsone hypersensitivity syndrome (DHS) is a rare yet serious adverse drug reaction (ADR) caused by dapsone involving multiple organs. We performed a systematic review of published articles describing dapsone-induced hypersensitivity syndrome, including all Chinese articles and the latest literature available in online databases published between October 2009 and October 2015...
February 6, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166576/the-effects-of-abortion-training-on-family-medicine-residents-clinical-experience
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Aleza K Summit, Marji Gold
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: RHEDI, Reproductive Health Education in Family Medicine, offers technical assistance and funding to family medicine residency programs to support integrated opt-out abortion and reproductive health training for residents. This study assessed the impact of this enhanced training on residents' reproductive health experience. METHODS: Investigator-developed pre- and post-surveys were administered online to 214 residents at 12 family medicine residency programs before and after their RHEDI training experience...
January 2017: Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155043/can-appealing-to-patient-altruism-reduce-overuse-of-health-care-services-an-experimental-survey
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Kevin R Riggs, Peter A Ubel, Brendan Saloner
BACKGROUND: A challenge to reducing overuse of health services is communicating recommendations against unnecessary health services to patients. The predominant approach has been to highlight the limited benefit and potential harm of such services for that patient, but the prudent use of health resources can also benefit others. Whether appealing to patient altruism can reduce overuse is unknown. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether altruistic appeals reduce hypothetical requests for overused services and affect physician ratings...
February 2, 2017: Journal of General Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152835/physician-decisions-related-to-maintenance-therapy-for-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-nsclc-in-the-united-states-us
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Sarah Goring, Kerstin Mueller, Lisa M Hess, Ana Belen Oton, Catherine Muehlenbein, Yajun Zhu, Himani Aggarwal, Mohamed K Mohamed, Benjamin Philip Levy, Katherine B Winfree
: 182 Background: In 2006, maintenance therapy was added as a treatment guideline for patients with advanced non-squamous (nsq) NSCLC. This study aimed to identify patient- and disease-related factors that impact maintenance therapy decision making. METHODS: An online discrete choice survey was administered to physicians currently managing patients with advanced nsq NSCLC in the US. Physicians viewed 12 patient profiles differing in levels of the following attributes: 1st line treatment response (complete, partial, stable, progression), adverse events during 1st line therapy (none, mild, moderate, severe), comorbidities (none, mild renal, severe renal, other), patient motivation/convenience (+/+, +/-, -/+, -/-), patient insurance co-pay rate (0, 5, 10, 20%), and age (45, 58, 68, 80 years)...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150328/use-of-emergency-ultrasound-in-arizona-community-emergency-departments
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Richard Amini, Michael T Wyman, Nicholas C Hernandez, John A Guisto, Srikar Adhikari
OBJECTIVES: Despite the increased educational exposure to point-of-care ultrasound (US) at all levels of medical training, there are utilization gaps between academic and nonacademic emergency department (ED) settings. The purpose of this study was to assess the current practices and potential barriers to the use of point-of-care US in nonacademic EDs throughout the state of Arizona. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional study. An online questionnaire was electronically sent to all nonacademic EDs in Arizona...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150098/physician-and-patient-views-on-public-physician-rating-websites-a-cross-sectional-study
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Alison M Holliday, Allen Kachalia, Gregg S Meyer, Thomas D Sequist
BACKGROUND: Numerical ratings and narrative comments about physicians are increasingly available online. These physician rating websites include independent websites reporting crowd-sourced data from online users and health systems reporting data from their internal patient experience surveys. OBJECTIVE: To assess patient and physician views on physician rating websites. DESIGN: Cross-sectional physician (electronic) and patient (paper) surveys conducted in August 2015...
February 1, 2017: Journal of General Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144818/practice-of-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-care-in-the-netherlands-during-four-snapshot-weeks-with-the-national-cardiovascular-database-registry-for-acute-coronary-syndrome
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N P G Hoedemaker, M E Ten Haaf, J C Maas, P Damman, Y Appelman, J G P Tijssen, R J de Winter, A W J van 't Hof
BACKGROUND: Clinical registries provide information on the process of care and patient outcomes, with the potential to improve the quality of patient care. A large Dutch national acute coronary syndrome (ACS) registry is currently lacking. Recently, we initiated the National Cardiovascular Database Registry (NCDR) for ACS in the Netherlands. The purpose of this study was to assess the NCDR ACS registry on feasibility and data completeness during a pilot phase of four snapshot weeks...
January 31, 2017: Netherlands Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127659/enhancing-accrual-to-chemotherapy-trials-for-patients-with-early-stage-triple-negative-breast-cancer-a-survey-of-physicians-and-patients
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Carmel Jacobs, Mark Clemons, Sasha Mazzarello, Brian Hutton, Anil A Joy, Muriel Brackstone, Orit Freedman, Lisa Vandermeer, Mohammed Ibrahim, Dean Fergusson, John Hilton
PURPOSE: The optimal chemotherapy regimen for patients with early stage triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) remains unknown. The purpose of the study is to survey physicians and breast cancer patients about preferred chemotherapy regimens for early stage TNBC and clinical trial strategies. METHODS: A standardised online questionnaire was developed and circulated to medical oncologists known to treat breast cancer. A separate questionnaire was given to patients who had received chemotherapy for breast cancer...
January 27, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112744/latin-america-the-next-region-for-haematopoietic-transplant-progress
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G Jaimovich, J Martinez Rolon, H Baldomero, M Rivas, I Hanesman, L Bouzas, C Bonfim, J Palma, A Kardus-Urueta, D Ubidia, W Bujan-Boza, O Gonzalez-Ramella, G Ruiz-Argüelles, D Gomez-Almaguer, G Espino, E Fanilla, D Gonzalez, A Carrasco, S Galeano, G Borelli, M Hernandez-Gimenez, M Pasquini, Y Kodera, A Gratwohl, M Gratwohl, J Nuñez, J Szer, R P Gale, D Niederwieser, A Seber
Haematopoietic cell transplant activity in the 28 countries comprising Latin America is poorly defined. We conducted a voluntary survey of members of the Latin American Bone Marrow Transplantation Group regarding transplant activity 2009-2012. Collated responses were compared with data of transplant rates from the Worldwide Network for Blood and Marrow Transplantation for other geographic regions. Several socio-economic variables were analysed to determine correlations with transplant rates. In total, 94 teams from 12 countries reported 11 519 transplants including 7033 autotransplants and 4486 allotransplants...
January 23, 2017: Bone Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105882/quality-improvement-in-hospitals-barriers-and-facilitators
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Dick E Zoutman, B Douglas Ford
Purpose The purpose of this paper is to examine quality improvement (QI) initiatives in acute care hospitals, the factors associated with success, and the impacts on patient care and safety. Design/methodology/approach An extensive online survey was completed by senior managers responsible for QI. The survey assessed QI project types, QI methods, staff engagement, and barriers and factors in the success of QI initiatives. Findings The response rate was 37 percent, 46 surveys were completed from 125 acute care hospitals...
February 13, 2017: International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103851/cystic-fibrosis-physicians-perspectives-on-the-timing-of-referral-for-lung-transplant-evaluation-a-survey-of-physicians-in-the-united-states
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Kathleen J Ramos, Ranjani Somayaji, Erika D Lease, Christopher H Goss, Moira L Aitken
BACKGROUND: Prior studies reveal that a significant proportion of patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) and advanced lung disease are not referred for lung transplant (LTx) evaluation. We sought to assess expert CF physician perspectives on the timing of LTx referral and investigate their LTx knowledge. METHODS: We developed an online anonymous survey that was distributed by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) to the medical directors of all CFF-accredited care centers in the United States in 2015...
January 19, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101833/gout-treatment-survey-of-brazilian-rheumatology-residents
#17
REVIEW
Rodrigo Balbino Chaves Amorim, Ana Beatriz Vargas-Santos, Leticia Rocha Pereira, Evandro Silva Freire Coutinho, Geraldo da Rocha Castelar-Pinheiro
To assess the current practices in gout management among Brazilian rheumatology residents. We performed a cross-sectional online survey among all the rheumatology residents and those rheumatologists who had just completed their training (post-residency (PR)) regarding their approach to gout management. Results were compared with the 2012 American College of Rheumatology (ACR) gout guidelines and with the responses of a previous survey with a representative sample of practicing Brazilian rheumatologists (RHE)...
January 19, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099277/benefits-of-comprehensive-rehabilitation-therapy-in-thymectomy-for-myasthenia-gravis-a-propensity-score-matching-analysis
#18
Vincenzo Ambrogi, Tommaso Claudio Mineo
OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate the effectiveness of a comprehensive program of rehabilitation therapy in patients undergoing thymectomy for myasthenia gravis (MG). DESIGN: From 2005 to 2010, 46 consecutive patients affected by MG underwent a rehabilitation program both before and after thymectomy. We matched each patient with a "control patient" who underwent thymectomy within the period 1999 to 2004 with no preoperative rehabilitation, who had the closest propensity score matching...
February 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094313/comparison-of-symptoms-healthcare-utilization-and-treatment-in-diagnosed-and-undiagnosed-individuals-with-diarrhea-predominant-irritable-bowel-syndrome
#19
Gregory S Sayuk, Ray Wolf, Lin Chang
OBJECTIVES: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a functional bowel disorder characterized by symptoms including abdominal pain and altered bowel function. Up to 75% of individuals with IBS may be undiagnosed. The aim of this study was to characterize symptoms, healthcare utilization, and treatments in populations with both diagnosed and undiagnosed IBS. METHODS: An online survey was conducted to compare gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms, healthcare visits, well-being, symptom management, and treatment satisfaction in individuals with and without medically diagnosed IBS (Rome III criteria)...
January 17, 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090289/an-international-physician-survey-of-chronic-thromboembolic-pulmonary-hypertension-management
#20
Henning Gall, Ioana R Preston, Barbara Hinzmann, Sabina Heinz, David Jenkins, Nick H Kim, Irene Lang
We conducted an international study to evaluate practices in the diagnosis and management of patients with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) globally across different regions. Between August and October 2012, CTEPH-treating physicians completed a 15-minute online questionnaire and provided patient record data for their 2-5 most recent patients with CTEPH. Overall, 496 physicians (Europe: 260; United States: 152; Argentina: 52; Japan: 32) completed the questionnaire and provided patient record data for 1,748 patients...
December 2016: Pulmonary Circulation
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