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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091441/process-and-outcome-measures-of-quality-of-care-at-the-diabetes-outpatient-clinic-university-college-hospital-ibadan
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J O Adeleye, M A Kuti
OBJECTIVE: The study aims to assess the quality of care provided at a diabetes outpatient clinic of a tertiary hospital in Nigeria using quality indicators approved by the National Diabetes Quality Improvement Alliance (NDQIA). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The medical records of patients who had visited the clinic at least two times within a 12 months period preceding the index visit were reviewed during a 5 month period. Process measure indicators, approved by the NDQIA (evaluating the functioning of the clinic) and outcome measures, published by the American Diabetes Association, (evaluating the health status of the attending patients) were retrieved from the medical records...
February 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076437/mutations-in-splicing-factor-genes-are-a-major-cause-of-autosomal-dominant-retinitis-pigmentosa-in-belgian-families
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Caroline Van Cauwenbergh, Frauke Coppieters, Dimitri Roels, Sarah De Jaegere, Helena Flipts, Julie De Zaeytijd, Sophie Walraedt, Charlotte Claes, Erik Fransen, Guy Van Camp, Fanny Depasse, Ingele Casteels, Thomy de Ravel, Bart P Leroy, Elfride De Baere
PURPOSE: Autosomal dominant retinitis pigmentosa (adRP) is characterized by an extensive genetic heterogeneity, implicating 27 genes, which account for 50 to 70% of cases. Here 86 Belgian probands with possible adRP underwent genetic testing to unravel the molecular basis and to assess the contribution of the genes underlying their condition. METHODS: Mutation detection methods evolved over the past ten years, including mutation specific methods (APEX chip analysis), linkage analysis, gene panel analysis (Sanger sequencing, targeted next-generation sequencing or whole exome sequencing), high-resolution copy number screening (customized microarray-based comparative genomic hybridization)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065684/ighmbp2-related-clinical-and-genetic-features-in-a-cohort-of-chinese-charcot-marie-tooth-disease-type-2-patients
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Lei Liu, Xiaobo Li, Zhengmao Hu, Xiao Mao, Xiaohong Zi, Kun Xia, Beisha Tang, Ruxu Zhang
IGHMBP2 mutations had been exclusively associated with spinal muscular atrophy with respiratory distress type I. However, increasing AR-CMT2S cases without respiratory failure caused by IGHMBP2 mutations have been reported in the past two years. We detected IGHMBP2 mutations in a cohort of Chinese CMT2 patients using genes panel testing, polymerase chain reaction and Sanger sequencing. We found four families with autosomal recessive IGHMBP2 mutations, and the frequency of IGHMBP2 mutations is 6.5% in CMT2 without dominant inheritance...
November 18, 2016: Neuromuscular Disorders: NMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065547/comparison-of-the-diabetes-guidelines-from-the-ada-easd-and-the-aace-ace
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Susan Cornell
OBJECTIVE: To compare recent diabetes guideline updates from the American Diabetes Association-European Association for the Study of Diabetes (ADA/EASD) and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists-American College of Endocrinology (AACE/ACE). SUMMARY: The ADA/EASD guideline continues to advocate a stepwise approach to glycemic control that initiates with metformin and intensifies treatment incrementally to dual and triple therapy at 3-month intervals until the patient is at their individualized goal...
January 5, 2017: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062824/increasing-family-medicine-faculty-diversity-still-lags-population-trends
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Imam M Xierali, Marc A Nivet, Anne H Gaglioti, Winston R Liaw, Andrew W Bazemore
BACKGROUND: Faculty diversity has important implications for medical student diversity. The purpose of this analysis is to describe trends in racial, ethnic, and gender diversity in family medicine (FM) departments and compare these trends to the diversity of matriculating medical students, the diversity of all medical school faculty, and the population in general. METHODS: We used the Association of American Medical Colleges Faculty Roster to describe trends in proportions of female and minorities under-represented in medicine (URM) in FM department full-time faculty in U...
January 2017: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine: JABFM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060237/a-comparison-of-matched-and-unmatched-orthopaedic-surgery-residency-applicants-from-2006-to-2014-data-from-the-national-resident-matching-program
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John B Schrock, Matthew J Kraeutler, Michael R Dayton, Eric C McCarty
BACKGROUND: The Association of American Medical Colleges publishes residency match data and reports through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) every year. The purpose of this study was to analyze trends in orthopaedic surgery residency matching data and characteristics of successful applicants to counsel medical students with regard to their chances of matching. METHODS: The annual reports of the NRMP were searched annually from 2006 to 2014 to determine the number of orthopaedic surgery residency positions available, the number of applicants, and the match rate among applicants...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050887/assessment-of-in-silico-protein-sequence-analysis-in-the-clinical-classification-of-variants-in-cancer-risk-genes
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Iain D Kerr, Hannah C Cox, Kelsey Moyes, Brent Evans, Brianna C Burdett, Aric van Kan, Heather McElroy, Paris J Vail, Krystal L Brown, Dechie B Sumampong, Nicholas J Monteferrante, Kennedy L Hardman, Aaron Theisen, Erin Mundt, Richard J Wenstrup, Julie M Eggington
Missense variants represent a significant proportion of variants identified in clinical genetic testing. In the absence of strong clinical or functional evidence, the American College of Medical Genetics recommends that these findings be classified as variants of uncertain significance (VUS). VUSs may be reclassified to better inform patient care when new evidence is available. It is critical that the methods used for reclassification are robust in order to prevent inappropriate medical management strategies and unnecessary, life-altering surgeries...
January 3, 2017: Journal of Community Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044389/in-silico-functional-meta-analysis-of-5-962-abca4-variants-in-3-928-retinal-dystrophy-cases
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Stéphanie S Cornelis, Nathalie M Bax, Jana Zernant, Rando Allikmets, Lars G Fritsche, Johan T den Dunnen, Muhammad Ajmal, Carel B Hoyng, Frans P M Cremers
Variants in the ABCA4 gene are associated with a spectrum of inherited retinal diseases (IRDs), most prominently with autosomal recessive Stargardt disease (STGD1) and cone-rod dystrophy (arCRD). The clinical outcome to a large degree depends on the severity of the variants. To provide an accurate prognosis and to select patients for novel treatments, functional significance assessment of non-truncating ABCA4 variants is important. We collected all published ABCA4 variants from 3,931 retinal dystrophy cases in a Leiden Open Variation Database, and compared their frequency in 3,270 Caucasian IRD cases with 33,370 non-Finnish European control individuals...
January 3, 2017: Human Mutation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041605/racial-and-ethnic-diversity-of-u-s-plastic-surgery-trainees
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Jason Silvestre, Joseph M Serletti, Benjamin Chang
BACKGROUND: Increased diversity of U.S. physicians can improve patient communication and mitigate health disparities for racial minorities. This study analyzes trends in racial and ethnic diversity of plastic surgery residents. METHODS: Demographic data of surgical residents, medical students, and integrated plastic surgery residency applicants were obtained from the Association of American Medical Colleges. Data for college students and the general population were obtained from the U...
January 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034584/percutaneous-endovascular-aneurysm-repair-in-morbidly-obese-patients
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Jason A Chin, Laura Skrip, Bauer E Sumpio, Jonathan A Cardella, Jeffrey E Indes, Timur P Sarac, Alan Dardik, Cassius I Ochoa Chaar
OBJECTIVE: Endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) with percutaneous femoral access (PEVAR) has several potential advantages. Morbidly obese (MO) patients present unique anatomical challenges and have not been specifically studied. This study examines the trends in the use of PEVAR and its surgical outcomes compared with open femoral cutdown (CEVAR) in MO patients. METHODS: The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program files for the years 2005 to 2013 were reviewed...
December 26, 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034481/complications-following-outpatient-total-joint-arthroplasty-an-analysis-of-a-national-database
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P Maxwell Courtney, Anthony J Boniello, Richard A Berger
BACKGROUND: As outpatient total hip (THA) and knee arthroplasties (TKA) increase in popularity, concerns exist about the safety of discharging patients home the same day. The purpose of this study is to determine the complications associated with outpatient total joint arthroplasty (TJA) and to identify high-risk patients who should be excluded from these protocols. METHODS: We queried the American College of Surgeons-National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database for all patients who underwent primary TKA or THA from 2011 to 2014...
December 14, 2016: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030420/changes-in-primary-care-graduate-medical-education-are-not-correlated-with-indicators-of-need-are-states-missing-an-opportunity-to-strengthen-their-primary-care-workforce
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Anastasia J Coutinho, Kathleen Klink, Peter Wingrove, Stephen Petterson, Robert L Phillips, Andrew Bazemore
PURPOSE: Federal and state graduate medical education (GME) funding exceeds $15 billion annually. It is critical to understand mechanisms to align undergraduate medical education (UME) and GME to meet workforce needs. This study aimed to determine whether states' primary care GME (PCGME) trainee growth correlates with indicators of need. METHOD: Data from the American Medical Association Physician Masterfile, the Association of American Medical Colleges, the American Association of the Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine, and the U...
December 27, 2016: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029374/selection-bias-examining-the-feasibility-utility-and-participant-receptivity-to-incorporating-simulation-into-the-general-surgery-residency-selection-process
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Aimee K Gardner, Christopher P Steffes, Dmitry Nepomnayshy, Cate Nicholas, Warren D Widmann, Shimae C Fitzgibbons, Brian J Dunkin, Daniel B Jones, John T Paige
BACKGROUND: Opportunities exist to revise the current residency selection process to capture desirable candidate competencies. We examined the extent to which components of the American College of Surgeons/Association for Surgical Education simulation-based medical student curriculum combined with a teamwork activity could be used as potential screening method. METHODS: Students participated in a workshop consisting of training/evaluation of knot tying, suturing, airway management, gowning/gloving, and teamwork...
September 30, 2016: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026916/antianginal-medications-and-long-term-outcomes-after-elective-catheterization-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease
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Lan Shen, John P Vavalle, Samuel Broderick, Linda K Shaw, Pamela S Douglas
BACKGROUND: Antianginal medications are a class I recommendation by the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association guidelines for stable ischemic heart disease. We sought to better understand guidance in drug selection and real-life outcomes of antianginal medication use. HYPOTHESIS: In patients with stable ischemic heart disease, antianginal medications lower mortality. METHODS: We evaluated 5608 patients with obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD) on elective cardiac catheterization with follow-up through self-administered questionnaires...
December 2016: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025925/contemporary-trends-in-oral-antiplatelet-agent-use-in-patients-treated-with-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-for-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Kibum Kim, Todd A Lee, Daniel R Touchette, Robert J DiDomenico, Amer K Ardati, Surrey M Walton
BACKGROUND: Recent trials demonstrated the efficacy of prasugrel and ticagrelor compared with clopidogrel in the reduction of cardiovascular complications in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). However, it is unclear how use of the 3 antiplatelet medications has changed in commercially insured patients since the advent of the new agents. OBJECTIVES: To (a) describe the adoption of prasugrel and ticagrelor in patients who received percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for the onset of ACS and (b) explore patient factors associated with the selection of the drug to provide insight into utilization patterns of these antiplatelet agents...
January 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003756/omega-3-carboxylic-acids-monotherapy-and-combination-with-statins-in-the-management-of-dyslipidemia
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Lane B Benes, Nikhil S Bassi, Michael H Davidson
The 2013 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association guidelines on cholesterol management placed greater emphasis on statin therapy given the well-established benefits in primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease. Residual risk may remain after statin initiation, in part because of triglyceride-rich lipoprotein cholesterol. Several large trials have failed to show benefit with non-statin cholesterol-lowering medications in the reduction of cardiovascular events. Yet, subgroup analyses showed a benefit in those with hypertriglyceridemia and lower high-density lipoprotein cholesterol level, a high-risk pattern of dyslipidemia...
2016: Vascular Health and Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993908/implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-for-non-ischemic-cardiomyopathy-an-updated-meta-analysis
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Harsh Golwala, Navkaranbir Singh Bajaj, Garima Arora, Pankaj Arora
Use of Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICD) have been a major advancement in patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy (ICM) with reduced ejection fraction <35%.(1) While the data supporting the use of ICDs are robust in patients with ICM, limited randomized controlled clinical trial (RCT) data exist for similar benefit in patients with non-ischemic cardiomyopathy (NICM).(2) A prior meta-analysis that included both primary and secondary prevention ICD trials in 2004 by Desai et al. demonstrated a 31% reduction in all-cause mortality with ICD use in patients with NICM...
December 19, 2016: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993330/standards-and-guidelines-for-the-interpretation-and-reporting-of-sequence-variants-in-cancer-a-joint-consensus-recommendation-of-the-association-for-molecular-pathology-american-society-of-clinical-oncology-and-college-of-american-pathologists
#18
REVIEW
Marilyn M Li, Michael Datto, Eric J Duncavage, Shashikant Kulkarni, Neal I Lindeman, Somak Roy, Apostolia M Tsimberidou, Cindy L Vnencak-Jones, Daynna J Wolff, Anas Younes, Marina N Nikiforova
Widespread clinical laboratory implementation of next-generation sequencing-based cancer testing has highlighted the importance and potential benefits of standardizing the interpretation and reporting of molecular results among laboratories. A multidisciplinary working group tasked to assess the current status of next-generation sequencing-based cancer testing and establish standardized consensus classification, annotation, interpretation, and reporting conventions for somatic sequence variants was convened by the Association for Molecular Pathology with liaison representation from the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics, American Society of Clinical Oncology, and College of American Pathologists...
January 2017: Journal of Molecular Diagnostics: JMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988431/clinical-utility-of-circulating-anti-n-methyl-d-aspartate-receptor-subunits-nr2a-b-antibody-for-the-diagnosis-of-neuropsychiatric-syndromes-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-and-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-an-updated-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Sen Hee Tay, Anna-Marie Fairhurst, Anselm Mak
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Neuropsychiatric (NP) events are found in patients with rheumatic diseases, commonly in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and Sjögren's syndrome (SS). The standard nomenclature and case definitions for 19 NPSLE syndromes by the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) Committee on Research cover a wide range of NP events seen in both SLE and SS. Despite advances in the understanding of SLE and SS, NP syndromes continue to pose diagnostic challenges. Correct attribution of NP events is critical in determining the correct treatment and prognosis...
December 15, 2016: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988362/appropriate-use-criteria-of-transesophageal-echocardiography-in-greece-a-single-center-experience
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G Georgiopoulos, C Aggeli, A Laina, M Deligianni, D Oikonomou, S Lampridou, G Vogiatzi, D Tousoulis
INTRODUCTION: The American College of Cardiology Foundation (A.C.C.F) along with the American Society of Echocardiography (A.S.E.) have enabled an accurate and clinically oriented evaluation of echocardiography indications by introducing Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC). AIM: This study was designed to evaluate the degree of implementation of AUC for transesophageal echo (TEE) in daily clinical practice in a tertiary university hospital of Greece during the era of economic recession...
December 14, 2016: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology: HJC, Hellēnikē Kardiologikē Epitheōrēsē
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