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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219015/the-expectations-of-antenatal-screening-and-experiences-of-the-first-trimester-screening-scan
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Maarit Nykänen, Katri Vehviläinen-Julkunen, Reija Klemetti
AIM: to describe the expectations to and knowledge of antenatal screening of expecting parents, and their experiences concerning the first-trimester screening scan. DESIGN: survey study with a consecutive sampling method. SETTING: two hospital districts in Finland, namely the capital area and Eastern Finland. Together these two districts include the six different municipal units in which the first-trimester screening scans discussed in the study were done during spring 2015...
February 15, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211003/an-easy-to-build-low-budget-point-of-care-ultrasound-simulator-from-linux-to-a-web-based-solution
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Domagoj Damjanovic, Ulrich Goebel, Benedikt Fischer, Martin Huth, Hartmut Breger, Hartmut Buerkle, Axel Schmutz
BACKGROUND: Hands-on training in point-of-care ultrasound (POC-US) should ideally comprise bedside teaching, as well as simulated clinical scenarios. High-fidelity phantoms and portable ultrasound simulation systems are commercially available, however, at considerable costs. This limits their suitability for medical schools. A Linux-based software for Emergency Department Ultrasound Simulation (edus2TM) was developed by Kulyk and Olszynski in 2011. Its feasibility for POC-US education has been well-documented, and shows good acceptance...
December 2017: Critical Ultrasound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206672/assessment-of-a-novel-point-of-care-ultrasound-curriculum-s-effect-on-competency-measures-in-family-medicine-graduate-medical-education
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Paul Bornemann
OBJECTIVES: Point-of-care ultrasound has been shown to decrease the use of expensive diagnostic studies and improve quality outcome measures. Currently, there is a large desire for training in family medicine residencies, but very few programs have established curricula. We sought to develop a family medicine residency curriculum and evaluate it with tools we developed. We wanted our curriculum to be easy to adopt by other residency programs, even if they did not have many well-trained ultrasound faculty...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205411/perceptions-of-doppler-ultrasound-for-rheumatoid-arthritis-disease-activity-assessment-and-education
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Fredrick Joshua, Christine Bailey, Mona Marabani, Evange Romas, Raymond White, Peter Wong
AIM: The aim of this qualitative study was to report the findings of the Defining rheumatoid arthritis progression using Doppler Ultrasound in Clinical practice (DEDUCE) Medical Practice Activity, which was developed to facilitate the utilization of Doppler ultrasound (DUS) by Australian rheumatologists in the treatment of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHOD: Twenty-one rheumatologists recruited a total of 80 patients with RA in Disease Activity Score of 28 joints (DAS28) remission for DUS assessment and completed a pre- and post-activity questionnaire assessing their experience with DUS, as well as a 6-month follow-up questionnaire...
February 16, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166576/the-effects-of-abortion-training-on-family-medicine-residents-clinical-experience
#5
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/28166189/evaluation-of-three-dimensional-printed-materials-for-simulation-by-computed-tomography-and-ultrasound-imaging
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James J Mooney, Nabeel Sarwani, Melissa L Coleman, Joseph S Fotos
INTRODUCTION: The use of three-dimensional (3D) printing allows for creation of custom models for clinical care, education, and simulation. Medical imaging, given the significant role it plays in both clinical diagnostics and procedures, remains an important area for such education and simulation. Unfortunately, the materials appropriate for use in simulation involving radiographic or ultrasound imaging remains poorly understood. Therefore, our study was intended to explore the characteristics of readily available 3D printing materials when visualized by computed tomography (CT) and ultrasound...
February 4, 2017: Simulation in Healthcare: Journal of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165578/a-randomized-study-of-training-with-large-versus-small-vessel-size-on-successful-ultrasound-guided-peripheral-venous-access
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Joshua Davis, Timothy Faust, Azeem Tajani, Amanda Bates, Jenna Jarriel, Arthur Au, Jason Matthew Fields
PURPOSE: Our objective was to investigate whether training on phantoms with smaller or larger vessels would improve success rate in novice medical students learning this skill. METHODS: Medical students who participated in a voluntary, extracurricular ultrasound training day were asked to participate in the study as part of their procedural training. They were given a standardized education and demonstration of how to use ultrasound to place a peripheral intravenous (IV) catheter...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164354/longitudinal-ultrasound-education-track-curriculum-implemented-within-an-emergency-medicine-residency-program
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Creagh Boulger, Daniel Z Adams, Daralee Hughes, David P Bahner, Andrew King
Emergency Medicine residency programs offer ultrasound-focused curricula to address Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) milestones. Although some programs offer advanced clinical tracks in ultrasound, no standard curriculum exists. We sought to establish a well-defined ultrasound track curriculum to allow interested residents to develop advanced clinical skills and scholarship within this academic niche. The curriculum involves a greater number of clinical scans, ultrasound-focused scholarly and quality improvement projects, enhanced faculty-driven ultrasound focused didactics, and participation at a national ultrasound conference to receive certification...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160231/perceived-financial-satisfaction-health-related-quality-of-life-and-depressive-symptoms-in-early-pregnancy
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Niina Sahrakorpi, Saila B Koivusalo, Johan G Eriksson, Hannu Kautiainen, Beata Stach-Lempinen, Risto P Roine
Objectives To assess the associations of perceived financial satisfaction and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and depressive symptoms in an unselected pregnant population in early pregnancy. Methods 750 consecutive pregnant women attending the first communal ultrasound examination before gestational week 14 were invited to participate. Questionnaires assessing HRQoL (15D), depressive symptoms (Edinburgh Depression Scale, EPDS), medical, obstetric, and socioeconomic status were handed out. The participants were divided into three groups according to their satisfaction with their financial status, (unsatisfied, somewhat satisfied, and satisfied)...
February 3, 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159025/iodine-status-and-thyroid-nodules-in-females-a-comparison-of-cyprus-and-romania
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S Gaengler, X D Andrianou, A Piciu, P Charisiadis, C Zira, K Aristidou, D Piciu, K C Makris
OBJECTIVES: The increased comparative prevalence rates of thyroid cancer in Cyprus (>EU average) led us to conduct this study on possible risk factors of thyroid nodules. Romania served as a reference with a comparative thyroid cancer prevalence < EU average. This study aimed to assess the association between urinary iodine (UI) and thyroid nodules in adult females (n = 208) from Cyprus and Romania. STUDY DESIGN: A case-control study (n = 208). METHODS: Cases were females with ultrasound-confirmed thyroid nodules and controls with confirmed absence of nodules...
February 2017: Public Health
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/28118684/ultrasound-in-undergraduate-medical-education-a-systematic-and-critical-review
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REVIEW
Zac Feilchenfeld, Tim Dornan, Cynthia Whitehead, Ayelet Kuper
CONTEXT: The use of point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) in clinical care is growing rapidly and advocates have recently proposed the integration of ultrasound into undergraduate medical education (UME). The evidentiary basis for this integration has not been evaluated critically or systematically. OBJECTIVES: We conducted a critical and systematic review framed by the rationales enumerated in academic publications by advocates of ultrasound in UME. METHODS: This research was conducted in two phases...
January 24, 2017: Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116017/emergency-medicine-resident-orientation-how-training-programs-get-their-residents-started
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Jillian McGrath, Michael Barrie, David P Way
INTRODUCTION: The first formal orientation program for incoming emergency medicine (EM) residents was started in 1976. The last attempt to describe the nature of orientation programs was by Brillman in 1995. Now almost all residencies offer orientation to incoming residents, but little is known about the curricular content or structure of these programs. The purpose of this project was to describe the current composition and purpose of EM resident orientation programs in the United States...
January 2017: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116010/an-analysis-of-the-top-cited-articles-in-emergency-medicine-education-literature
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Brendan W Munzer, Jeffery Love, Barbara L Shipman, Brendan Byrne, Stephen J Cico, Robert Furlong, Sorabh Khandelwal, Sally A Santen
INTRODUCTION: Dissemination of educational research is critical to improving medical education, promotion of faculty and ultimately patient care. The objective of this study was to identify the top 25 cited education articles in the emergency medicine (EM) literature and the top 25 cited EM education articles in all journals, as well as report on the characteristics of the articles. METHODS: Two searches were conducted in the Web of Science in June 2016 using a list of education-related search terms...
January 2017: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114159/revolution-or-evolution-a-proposal-for-the-integration-of-point-of-care-ultrasound-into-physician-assistant-clinical-practice
#15
Jonathan Monti
Advances in technology and increased affordability of machines have allowed ultrasound to become ubiquitous across the spectrum of medical care. Increasing portability has brought ultrasound to the point of care in multiple medical specialties. Formal ultrasound training is rapidly being incorporated into multispecialty residency programs and undergraduate medical education curricula, yet little formal training exists for physician assistants (PAs) on this emerging clinical adjunct. This article outlines recommendations for and barriers to the incorporation of bedside ultrasound into PA clinical practice...
March 2017: Journal of Physician Assistant Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077910/the-first-mediterranean-seminar-on-science-writing-editing-and-publishing-sarajevo-december-2-3-2016
#16
REVIEW
Izet Masic, Doncho Donev, Osman Sinanovic, Miro Jakovljevic, Enver Zerem, Dejan B Milosevic, Srecko Gajovic, Armen Yuri Gasparyan, Sekib Sokolovic, Nermin Salkic, Selma Uzunovic, Silva Dobric, Floreta Kurti, Edin Begic, Admir Kurtcehajic
The First Mediterranean Seminar on Science Writing, Editing & Publishing (SWEP 2016) was held in Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina from 2nd to 3rd December 2016. It was organized by Academy of Medical Sciences of Bosnia and Herzegovina, running concurrent sessions as part of its Annual Meeting titled " "Days of AMNuBiH - Theory and Practice in Science Communication and Scientometrics". Hotel Bosnia in the city centre was the chosen venue. On the first day, nineteen presentations on various issues of science writing and publication ethics were delivered by speakers from Croatia, Serbia, Macedonia, Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina and the UK (Asim Kurjak, Milivoj Boranić, Doncho Donev, Osman Sinanović, Miro Jakovljević, Enver Zerem, Dejan Milošević, Silva Dobrić, Srećko Gajović, Izet Mašić, Armen Yuri Gasparyan, Šekib Sokolović, Nermin Salkić, Selma Uzunović, Admir Kurtčehajić, Edin Begić and Floreta Kurti)...
December 2016: Acta Informatica Medica: AIM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040503/are-interferential-electrical-stimulation-and-diaphragmatic-breathing-exercises-beneficial-in-children-with-bladder-and-bowel-dysfunction
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Vesna D Zivkovic, Ivona Stankovic, Lidija Dimitrijevic, Mirjana Kocic, Hristina Colovic, Marina Vlajkovic, Andjelka Slavkovic, Milica Lazovic
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of interferential current (IC) stimulation and diaphragmatic breathing exercises (DBEs) in children with bladder and bowel dysfunction. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Seventy-nine children with dysfunctional voiding and chronic constipation who were failures of primary care interventions were included in the prospective clinical study. All the children were checked for their medical history regarding lower urinary tract symptoms and bowel habits...
December 28, 2016: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039880/hunger-games-interactive-ultrasound-imaging-for-learning-gastrointestinal-physiology
#18
Ilana Kafer, William Rennie, Ali Noor, John S Pellerito
Ultrasound is playing an increasingly important role in medical student education. Although most uses of ultrasound have focused on learning purely anatomic relationships or augmentation of the physical examination, there is little documentation of the value of ultrasound as a learning tool regarding physiology alone or in association with anatomy. We devised an interactive learning session for first-year medical students using ultrasound to combine both anatomic and physiologic principles as an integration of gastrointestinal and vascular function...
February 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026892/integration-of-a-low-cost-introductory-ultrasound-curriculum-into-existing-procedural-skills-education-for-preclinical-medical-students
#19
Lauren Maloney, Kristen Zach, Christopher Page, Neera Tewari, Matthew Tito, Peggy Seidman
We evaluated integration of an introductory ultrasound curriculum into our existing mandatory procedural skills program for preclinical medical students. Phantoms consisting of olives, pimento olives, and grapes embedded in opaque gelatin were developed. Four classes encouraged progressive refinement of phantom-scanning and object identification skills. Students improved their ability to identify hidden objects, although each object type achieved a statistically significant improvement in correct identification at different time points...
December 27, 2016: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005592/ultrasound-in-assisted-reproductive-technologies-and-the-first-trimester-is-there-a-risk
#20
Jacques S Abramowicz
Ultrasound is routinely used in assisted reproductive technology for monitoring of follicular growth, oocyte retrieval and embryo transfer, as well as for the assessment of early embryonic development in the first 5 to 8 weeks of pregnancy. Ultrasound is a form of energy, which will affect live tissues it traverses (bioeffects) by being partially transformed into heat (thermal effect) and by alternating positive and negative pressures (nonthermal or mechanical effect). In the United States 2 indices (thermal and mechanical index) must be displayed on-screen to provide the clinicians an indication of possible thermal and nonthermal changes...
December 21, 2016: Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology
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