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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530773/efficiency-of-instant-messaging-applications-in-coordination-of-emergency-calls-for-combat-injuries-a-pilot-study
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Sami Eksert, Mehmet Burak Aşık, Sinan Akay, Kenan Keklikçi, Fevzi Nuri Aydın, Mehmet Çoban, Ali Kantemir, Onur Güngör, Beyazıt Garip, Mustafa Suphi Turgut, Kenan Olcay
BACKGROUND: Coordination of an emergency response team is an important determinant of prompt treatment for combat injuries in hospitals. The authors hypothesized that instant messaging applications for smartphones could be appropriate tools for notifying emergency response team members. The objective of this study was to investigate the efficiency of a commercial instant messaging application (WhatsApp, Mountain View, CA) as a communication tool for the emergency team in a level-I trauma center...
May 2017: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529529/disclosure-of-traditional-and-complementary-medicine-use-and-its-associated-factors-to-medical-doctor-in-primary-care-clinics-in-kuching-division-sarawak-malaysia
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Anak Kelak Johny, Whye Lian Cheah, Safii Razitasham
The decision by the patients to disclose traditional and complementary medicine (TCM) use to their doctor is an important area to be explored. This study aimed to determine the disclosure of TCM use and its associated factors to medical doctor among primary care clinic attendees in Kuching Division, Sarawak. It was a cross-sectional study using questionnaire, interviewer administered questionnaire. A total of 1130 patients were screened with 80.2% reporting using TCM. Logistic regression analysis revealed that being female (AOR = 3...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523211/survey-on-usage-of-medical-referral-information-in-japanese-physicians
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Hiroshi Watanabe, Michio Kimura, Kazuhiko Ohe
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this survey was to explore physicians' opinions to identify an adequate time range for clinical information to be provided with a referral that would help minimize wasteful retesting. METHODS: In 2011, we conducted a questionnaire survey of 193 physicians. Examining the degree of utilization of provided medical information, we determined the range of clinical information of referral documents. RESULTS: Less than three months of prescription history and blood sample test results in patient referral was most frequent...
April 2017: Healthcare Informatics Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521082/training-doctors-briefly-and-in-situ-to-involve-their-patients-in-making-medical-decisions-preliminary-testing-of-a-newly-developed-module
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Jürgen Kasper, Katrin Liethmann, Christoph Heesen, Daniel R Reissmann, Friedemann Geiger
OBJECTIVE: To carry out preliminary evaluation of a training module for doctors to enhance their ability to involve their patients in medical decision making. The training refers to the shared decision-making (SDM) communication concept. METHODS: The training module includes a comprehensive manual, a corresponding video tutorial with communication examples and a 15-minute face-to-face feedback session based on an SDM analysis of a consultation recording provided by the trainee...
May 18, 2017: Health Expectations: An International Journal of Public Participation in Health Care and Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520820/association-between-features-of-patient-provider-discussions-and-routine-prostate-specific-antigen-testing
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Joshua M Liao, Mark J Ommerborn, Cheryl R Clark
INTRODUCTION: Although the US Preventive Services Task Force recommends against routine prostate cancer screening with prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing, specialty organizations support screening via shared decision making between providers and selected patients. While discussions about advantages and disadvantages of testing are a feature of patient-centered care, it is unclear how provider recommendations and the presence of a personal doctor influence testing in the presence of such discussions...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508808/digital-media-for-primary-health-care-in-austria
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Johannes Kriegel, Linda Tuttle-Weidinger, Luise Reckwitz
Primary health care (PHC) is currently being improved in all developed industries. The aim is to make healthcare more patient-centered and close to the patient's place of residence. In addition to the organizational and interdisciplinary reorientation, the use of digital media is increasingly being emphasized. Through literature research and an online survey among Austrian doctors and general practitioners, the current and future challenges for the use of digital media in networked and regional primary health care were identified and prioritized...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506783/the-professional-status-of-infectious-disease-physicians-in-china-a-nationwide-cross-sectional-survey
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Chenlu Zhang, Sujuan Li, Jinru Ji, Ping Shen, Chaoqun Ying, Lanjuan Li, Yonghong Xiao
OBJECTIVES: The evolution of infectious diseases (IDs) poses a challenge to many ID physicians, who must either adapt or transition to another career track. This national cross-sectional study assessed the current working conditions and problems faced by ID professionals in China. METHODS: A national questionnaire survey of ID physicians and their facilities throughout China was performed in May- June 2016 using stratified random sampling. RESULTS: A total of 156/300 (52...
May 12, 2017: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506244/early-eeg-for-outcome-prediction-of-postanoxic-coma-prospective-cohort-study-with-cost-minimization-analysis
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Lotte Sondag, Barry J Ruijter, Marleen C Tjepkema-Cloostermans, Albertus Beishuizen, Frank H Bosch, Janine A van Til, Michel J A M van Putten, Jeannette Hofmeijer
BACKGROUND: We recently showed that electroencephalography (EEG) patterns within the first 24 hours robustly contribute to multimodal prediction of poor or good neurological outcome of comatose patients after cardiac arrest. Here, we confirm these results and present a cost-minimization analysis. Early prognosis contributes to communication between doctors and family, and may prevent inappropriate treatment. METHODS: A prospective cohort study including 430 subsequent comatose patients after cardiac arrest was conducted at intensive care units of two teaching hospitals...
May 15, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497209/pharmacists-perspectives-of-the-current-status-of-pediatric-asthma-management-in-the-u-s-community-pharmacy-setting
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Amanda Elaro, Sinthia Bosnic-Anticevich, Kathleen Kraus, Karen B Farris, Smita Shah, Carol Armour, Minal R Patel
Objective To explore community pharmacists' continuing education, counseling and communication practices, attitudes and barriers in relation to pediatric asthma management. Setting Community pharmacies in Michigan, United States. Methods Between July and September 2015 a convenience sample of community pharmacists was recruited from southeastern Michigan and asked to complete a structured, self-reported questionnaire. The questionnaire elucidated information on 4 general domains relating to pharmacists' pediatric asthma management including: (1) guidelines and continuing education (CE); (2) counseling and medicines; (3) communication and self-management practices; (4) attitudes and barriers to practice...
May 11, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492707/the-strangest-of-all-encounters-racial-and-ethnic-discrimination-in-us-health-care
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Sherman A James
In 2003, a Committee of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences summarized hundreds of studies documenting that US racial minorities, especially African Americans, receive poorer quality health care for a wide variety of conditions than their White counterparts. These racial differences in health care persist after controlling for sociodemographic factors and patients' ability to pay for care. The Committee concluded that physicians' unconscious negative stereotypes of African Americans, and perhaps other people of color, likely contribute to these health care disparities...
May 8, 2017: Cadernos de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488353/effectiveness-of-a-shared-team-approach-between-nurses-and-doctors-for-improved-risk-factor-management-in-survivors-of-stroke-a-cluster-randomized-controlled-trial
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M T Olaiya, J Kim, M R Nelson, V K Srikanth, C F Bladin, R P Gerraty, S M Fitzgerald, T Phan, J Frayne, D A Cadilhac, A G Thrift
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Limited evidence exists on the benefits of organized care for improving risk factor control in patients with stroke or transient ischaemic attack. The effectiveness of an individualized management programme in reducing absolute cardiovascular disease risk in this high-risk population was determined. METHODS: This was a prospective, multicentre, cluster-randomized controlled trial with blinded assessment of outcomes and intention-to-treat analysis...
May 10, 2017: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487305/a-rohingya-refugee-s-journey-in-australia-and-the-barriers-to-accessing-healthcare
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Manasi Jiwrajka, Ahmad Mahmoud, Maneeta Uppal
Australia's processing of some asylum seekers on offshore detention centres has recently been brought to light by human rights organisation. While the internal politics of resettling refugees may be complex, Australia remains in the top five countries for resettlement per capita. However, these refugees remain a vulnerable patient population after immigrating. Refugee women, an understudied group, in particular experience higher adverse health outcomes.In this case report, we follow the medical journey of KB, a 38-year-old Rohingya refugee diagnosed with type 2 diabetes mellitus-the crux of all her health issues...
May 9, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483824/patients-preferences-for-gp-consultation-for-perceived-cancer-risk-in-primary-care-a-discrete-choice-experiment
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Katriina L Whitaker, Alex Ghanouni, Yin Zhou, Georgios Lyratzopoulos, Stephen Morris
BACKGROUND: Contacting a doctor for advice when experiencing a potential cancer symptom is an important step in early diagnosis, but barriers to consultation are commonly reported. Understanding barriers to consulting in primary care within the cancer context provides opportunities to improve earlier diagnosis of cancer AIM: To investigate patients' GP consultation preferences when presented with a potential cancer symptom, and to describe whether these preferences are mediated by variable levels of cancer risk...
May 8, 2017: British Journal of General Practice: the Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474234/prospective-evaluation-of-a-virtual-urology-outpatient-clinic
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C Browne, N F Davis, E D Mac Craith, G M Lennon, D J Galvin, D W Mulvin
BACKGROUND: Outpatient department (OPD) clinics account for a significant proportion of healthcare expenditure. We report on a pilot study of a virtual outpatient clinic (VC) for urology patients as an alternative to a general urology clinic review. AIMS: The study aims to assess the safety and cost-effectiveness of a virtual clinic as an alternative to general OPD review. METHODS: A prospective study performed between March 2015 and December 2015 investigated the effectiveness of a VC in our institution...
May 4, 2017: Irish Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474068/-fitting-of-the-reconstructed-craniofacial-hard-and-soft-tissues-based-on-2-d-digital-radiographs
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Yao-Pu Feng, Min Qiao, Hong Zhou, Yan-Ning Zhang, Xin-Qin Si
PURPOSE: In this study, we reconstructed the craniofacial hard and soft tissues based on the data from digital cephalometric radiographs and laser scanning. The effective fitting of the craniofacial hard and soft tissues was performed in order to increase the level of orthognathic diagnosis and treatment, and promote the communication between doctors and patients. METHODS: A small lead point was put on the face of a volunteer and frontal and lateral digital cephalometric radiographs were taken...
February 2017: Shanghai Kou Qiang Yi Xue, Shanghai Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472603/young-women-s-perceptions-regarding-communication-with-healthcare-providers-about-breast-cancer-risk-and-prevention
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Natasha Buchanan Lunsford, Karena F Sapsis, Betsy Smither, Jennifer Reynolds, Ben Wilburn, Temeika Fairley
BACKGROUND: Women younger than 45 years old have lower rates of breast cancer, but higher risk of recurrence and mortality after a cancer diagnosis. African American women are at risk for early onset and increased mortality; Ashkenazi Jewish women are at risk for genetic mutations leading to breast and ovarian cancer. Although younger women are encouraged to talk to doctors about their family history, little is known about these discussions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In 2015, 167 women aged 18-44 years participated in 20 focus groups segmented by geographic location, age, race/ethnicity, and family history of breast and ovarian cancer...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471581/training-physicians-toward-a-dignifying-approach-in-adolescents-health-care-a-promising-simulation-based-medical-education-program
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Daniel Hardoff, Assaf Gefen, Doron Sagi, Amitai Ziv
BACKGROUND: Human dignity has a pivotal role within the health care system. There is little experience using simulation-based medical education (SBME) programs that focus on human dignity issues in doctor-patient relationships. OBJECTIVES: To describe and assess a SBME program aimed at improving physicians' competence in a dignifying approach when encountering adolescents and their parents. METHODS: A total of 97 physicians participated in 8 one-day SMBE workshops that included 7 scenarios of typical adolescent health care dilemmas...
August 2016: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471033/the-decision-making-threshold-and-the-factors-that-affect-it-a-qualitative-study-of-patients-decision-making-in-knee-replacement-surgery
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T Barlow, P Scott, L Thomson, D Griffin, A Realpe
BACKGROUND: Osteoarthritis is a significant cause of burden to the ageing population and knee replacement is a common operation for treatment of end-stage disease. We aimed to explore these factors to help understand patients' decision-making, which is critical in informing patient-centred care. These can be used to enhance decision-making and dialogue between clinicians and patients, allowing a more informed choice. METHODS: The study consisted of two focus groups, in a patient cohort after total knee replacement followed by more in-depth interviews to further test and explore themes from the focus groups, in patients in either the deliberation stage or the decision-making stage...
May 4, 2017: Musculoskeletal Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462111/evaluation-of-the-clinical-application-of-a-leaflet-for-clinical-practice-guidelines-in-patients-with-herniated-intervertebral-discs-a-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Ju Ah Lee, Jiae Choi, Tae-Young Choi, Ji Hee Jun, In-Hyuk Ha, Myeong Soo Lee
INTRODUCTION: This study aims to demonstrate the effectiveness of using clinical practice guideline (CPG) leaflets as a communication tool between doctors and patients. We will collect basic data on whether using leaflets based on traditional Korean medicine (TKM) CPGs accomplishes the goal of improving clinical decision-making for diagnosis and treatment by TKM doctors. We will also evaluate the leaflets as a communication tool in the treatment of lumbar herniated intervertebral discs (HIVDs) in terms of patient and physician satisfaction and ease of treatment...
June 2016: Integr Med Res
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460766/potential-for-mobile-health-mhealth-prevention-of-cardiovascular-diseases-in-kerala-a-population-based-survey
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Leo Feinberg, Jaideep Menon, Rebecca Smith, Jaya G Rajeev, Raman Krishan Kumar, Amitava Banerjee
BACKGROUND: India's southern state of Kerala stands at the forefront of India's epidemic of cardiovascular disease (CVD), among other non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Mobile phone use in healthcare (mHealth) has shown promise in India, including NCDs. However, suitability and acceptability of m-Health interventions is poorly researched, particularly in rural settings. OBJECTIVES: METHODS: A questionnaire regarding mobile phone usage and possible use in healthcare was verbally administered in five primary health centres and by home visits in five village councils ("panchayats") of Ernakulam, Kerala...
March 2017: Indian Heart Journal
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