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Rebekah Laidsaar-Powell, Phyllis Butow, Frances Boyle, Ilona Juraskova
OBJECTIVE: Family caregivers regularly attend medical consultations and are often involved in decision-making; however, there are few practical strategies to guide effective communication for the clinician-patient-family trio. We aimed to develop and evaluate the first comprehensive guidelines for oncology physicians and nurses, on how to positively and effectively involve family caregivers of adult patients in consultations and patient care (TRIO Guidelines-1) and how to manage challenging interactions with family caregivers (TRIO Guidelines-2)...
January 31, 2018: Patient Education and Counseling
Stephanie J Sexton, Michael A Granieri, Aaron C Lentz
BACKGROUND: Intraoperative urethral injury is an uncommon event during the placement of a penile prosthesis, and alternative management strategies have been proposed with continuation of implantation after urethral injury. AIM: To evaluate surgeon practices in the management of intraoperative urethral injury. METHODS: An online survey was sent to the society listservs of the Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgeons (GURS) and the Sexual Medicine Society of North America (SMSNA)...
March 6, 2018: Journal of Sexual Medicine
Aditya Jain, Catherine Degnin, Yiyi Chen, Mike Craycraft, Arthur Hung, Jerry Jaboin, Charles R Thomas, Timur Mitin
PURPOSE: Most men with stage I testicular seminoma are cured with surgery alone, which is a preferred strategy per national guidelines. The current pattern of practice among US radiation oncologists (ROs) is unknown. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We surveyed practicing US ROs via an online questionnaire. Respondent's characteristics, self-rated knowledge, perceived patient compliance rates with observation were analyzed for association with treatment recommendations. RESULTS: We received 353 responses from ROs, of whom 23% considered themselves experts...
March 9, 2018: International Braz J Urol: Official Journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology
Jessica Janine Liu, John Justin Matelski, Chaim M Bell
BACKGROUND: Physician ratings websites have emerged as a novel forum for consumers to comment on their health care experiences. Little is known about such ratings in Canada. OBJECTIVE: We investigated the scope and trends for specialty, geographic region, and time for online physician ratings in Canada using a national data source from the country's leading physician-rating website. METHODS: This observational retrospective study used online ratings data from Canadian physicians (January 2005-September 2013; N=640,603)...
March 7, 2018: Journal of Medical Internet Research
Jacob E Kurlander, Mark Kolbe, Joel H Rubenstein, Caroline R Richardson, Michele Heisler, Arlene Weissman, Raymond De Vries, Sameer D Saini
Background: Observational studies have linked proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) with serious adverse effects. The study aimed to evaluate internists' perceptions of PPI harms and effects on prescribing. Methods: This was an online survey of a representative sample of the American College of Physicians in 2013. We queried familiarity with and concern about PPI adverse effects (1 - 7 Likert-type scales, anchored by "not at all" and "extremely"). We also asked how frequently (often, sometimes, rarely, or never) participants used any of three "de-escalation" strategies to stop or reduce PPIs because of concern about adverse effects: reducing patients' PPI dose, switching to H2 blocker, or discontinuing PPI...
February 2018: Gastroenterology Research
Francesco D'Andrea, Luca D'Andrea, Ercole Manzi
BACKGROUND: Post-operative oedema and ecchymosis represent early post-operative complications, impacting negatively on the final aesthetic outcome of each surgical procedure. In particular, such complications are very frustrating for patients and-sometimes-are difficult to be managed by surgeons. Several strategies are available for managing oedema, although some side effects have been reported. A new promising compound for the management of oedema is Venoplant, and this study aims to assess its effectiveness in decreasing post-operative oedema...
March 5, 2018: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Charlotte Vaysse, Elodie Chantalat, Odile Beyne-Rauzy, Louise Morineau, Fabien Despas, Jean-Marc Bachaud, Nathalie Caunes, Muriel Poublanc, Elie Serrano, Roland Bugat, Marie-Eve Rougé Bugat, Anne-Laure Fize
BACKGROUND: Oncology involves complex care and multidisciplinary management of patients; however, misinformation and ineffective communication remain problematic. OBJECTIVE: The educational objective of our study was to develop a new teaching method to improve cancer treatment and management by emphasizing the link between hospitals (inpatients) and their surrounding communities (outpatients). METHODS: A team of 22 professionals from public and private institutions developed a small private online course (SPOC)...
March 5, 2018: JMIR Medical Education
Lauren Clack, Simone Passerini, Tanja Manser, Hugo Sax
OBJECTIVE To elicit expert consensus on the likelihood of infectious outcomes (patient colonization or infection) following a broad range of infectious risk moments (IRMs) from observations in acute care. DESIGN Expert consensus study using modified Delphi technique. PARTICIPANTS Panel of 40 international experts including nurses, physicians and microbiologists specialized in infectious diseases and infection prevention and control (IPC). METHODS The modified Delphi process consisted of 3 online survey rounds, with feedback of mean ratings and expert comments between rounds...
March 2018: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Tian Hao Zhu, Raagini Suresh, Benjamin Farahnik, Caleb Jeon, Erin Warshaw, Pamela Scheinman, Christen Mowad, Nina Botto, Bruce Brod, James S Taylor, Amber Reck Atwater, Kalman Watsky, Peter C Schalock, Brian C Machler, Stephen Helms, Sharon E Jacob, Jenny E Murase
BACKGROUND: Allergic contact dermatitis (ACD) remains a significant burden of disease in the United States. Patch testing is the criterion standard for diagnosing ACD, but its use may be limited by reimbursement challenges. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to assess the current rate of patch test utilization among dermatologists in academic, group, or private practice settings to understand different patch testing business models that address these reimbursement challenges...
February 28, 2018: Dermatitis
Tony Rosen, Manish Shah, Nancy E Lundebjerg, Cynthia Singh, Melissa McMillian, Cathy C Sarli, Amy M Suiter, Andrew G Lee, John R Burton, Christopher R Carpenter
BACKGROUND: The Jahnigen Career Development Awards program was launched in 2002 with private funding and transformed into the Grants for Early Medical/Surgical Specialists' Transition to Aging Research (GEMSSTAR) program in 2011 through support from the National Institute on Aging and medical specialty professional societies. The Jahnigen / GEMSSTAR program has provided grants to early career physician-scientists from 10 surgical and related medical specialties to initiate and sustain research careers in the geriatric aspect of their discipline...
March 1, 2018: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
Teresa M Chan, David Jo, Andrew W Shih, Vinai C Bhagirath, Lana A Castellucci, Calvin Yeh, Brent Thoma, Eric K Tseng, Kerstin de Wit
BACKGROUND: Online educational resources are criticized as being teacher-centred, failing to address learner's needs. Needs assessments are an important precursor to inform curriculum development, but these are often overlooked or skipped by developers of online educational resources due to cumbersome measurement tools. Novel methods are required to identify perceived and unperceived learning needs to allow targeted development of learner-centred curricula. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the feasibility of performing a novel technique dubbed the Massive Online Needs Assessment (MONA) for the purpose of emergency haematology online educational curricular planning, within an online learning community (affiliated with the Free Open Access Medical education movement)...
February 27, 2018: Perspectives on Medical Education
Roger E Thomas, Kamran Zamanpour
OBJECTIVES: To identify all studies of injuries in wrestling, assess risk of bias and compute weighted average injury rates. METHODS: 17 online databases and nine grey literature resources were searched with no language/date limitations. Abstracts were assessed for inclusion and data abstracted independently by two reviewers. RESULTS: Eleven studies of competitions, 27 databases, four surveys (699 wrestlers) and seventeen case reports (604 cases) were included...
February 27, 2018: Physician and Sportsmedicine
Kevin J Mitchell, Joseph V Vayalumkal
Background: Sickness presenteeism is defined as the act of attending one's job despite ill-health. Recently, physicians and other health care workers have become the focus of sickness presenteeism research, because presenteeism in this population can put patients at risk of infection. There are currently no data on this topic among physicians in Canada. The aim of this study was to investigate sickness presenteeism in paediatric resident physicians in Canada. Methods: We conducted an anonymous, online, cross-sectional survey study in which all paediatric residents in Canada were eligible...
May 2017: Paediatrics & Child Health
Rebecca Zener, Virginie Demers, Annie Bilodeau, Andrew J Benko, Robert J Abraham, Jason K Wong, John R Kachura
PURPOSE: To investigate the current status and evolution of both the interventional radiologist's role as a clinician and the practice of interventional radiology (IR) over the past decade in Canada. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In 2015, an online survey was e-mailed to 210 interventional radiologists, including all Canadian active members of the Canadian Interventional Radiology Association (CIRA) and nonmembers who attended CIRA's annual meeting. Comparisons were made between interventional radiologists in academic versus community practice...
February 23, 2018: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
Mark C Navin, Andrea T Kozak, Emily C Clark
BACKGROUND: In 2015, Michigan implemented an education requirement for parents who requested nonmedical exemptions from school or daycare immunization mandates. Michigan required parents to receive education from public health staff, unlike other states, whose vaccine education requirements could be completed online or at physicians' offices. METHODS AND FINDINGS: Results of focus group interviews with 39 of Michigan's vaccine waiver educators, conducted during 2016 and 2017, were analyzed to identify themes describing educators' experiences of waiver education...
February 20, 2018: Vaccine
Kian Asanad, Pooja S Parameshwar, Justin Houman, Brennan M Spiegel, Timothy J Daskivich, Jennifer T Anger
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to qualitatively analyze online reviews of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (FPMRS) specialists to better understand patients' experiences and improve patient satisfaction. METHODS: Fifty urologists and urogynecologists were randomly sampled from the Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine, and Urogenital Reconstruction membership website. We evaluated patient ratings and reviews of physicians from 4 websites: Yelp, Healthgrades, Vitals, and UCompareHealthCare...
March 2018: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
Esther J Bakker-van Gijssel, Peter L B J Lucassen, Tim C Olde Hartman, Willem J J Assendelft, Henny M J van Schrojenstein Lantman-de Valk
Background: People with intellectual disabilities (IDs) experience health inequalities. Applying health assessments is one way of diminishing these inequalities. A health assessment instrument can support general practitioners (GPs) in providing better medical care to people with ID. Objectives: The aim of this study was to determine which items should be part of a health assessment instrument for people with ID to be used in primary care. Methods: This Delphi consensus study was conducted among 24 GP experts and 21 ID physicians...
February 17, 2018: Family Practice
Nicole K Valtorta, Danielle Collingridge Moore, Lynn Barron, Daniel Stow, Barbara Hanratty
BACKGROUND: Deficiencies in older people's social relationships (including loneliness, social isolation, and low social support) have been implicated as a cause of premature mortality and increased morbidity. Whether they affect service use is unclear. OBJECTIVES: To determine whether social relationships are associated with older adults' use of health services, independently of health-related needs. SEARCH METHODS: We searched 8 electronic databases (MEDLINE, Embase, CINAHL, Web of Science, PsycINFO, Scopus, the Cochrane Library, and the Centre for Reviews and Dissemination) for data published between 1983 and 2016...
February 22, 2018: American Journal of Public Health
Gratianne Vaisson, Holly O Witteman, Zachary Bouck, Caroline A Bravo, Laura Desveaux, Diego Llovet, Justin Presseau, Marianne Saragosa, Monica Taljaard, Shama Umar, Jeremy M Grimshaw, Jill Tinmouth, Noah M Ivers
BACKGROUND: Cancer Care Ontario's Screening Activity Report (SAR) is an online audit and feedback tool designed to help primary care physicians in Ontario, Canada, identify patients who are overdue for cancer screening or have abnormal results requiring follow-up. Use of the SAR is associated with increased screening rates. To encourage SAR use, Cancer Care Ontario sends monthly emails to registered primary care physicians announcing that updated data are available. However, analytics reveal that 50% of email recipients do not open the email and less than 7% click the embedded link to log in to their report...
February 16, 2018: JMIR Research Protocols
K M de Ligt, A C M van Bommel, K Schreuder, J H Maduro, M T F D Vrancken Peeters, M A M Mureau, S Siesling
INTRODUCTION: In previous research from the NABON breast cancer audit, observed hospital variation in immediate breast reconstruction (IBR) rates in the Netherlands could not be fully explained by tumour, patient, and hospital factors. The process of information provision and decision-making may also contribute to the observed variation; the objective of the current study was to give insight in the underlying decision-making process for IBR and to determine the effect of being informed about IBR on receiving IBR...
February 2, 2018: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
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