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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230456/off-label-prescribing-for-children-with-migraines-in-u-s-ambulatory-care-settings
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L Leanne Lai, Leroy Koh, Jane Ai-Chen Ho, Alexander Ting, Augustine Obi
BACKGROUND: Migraines, Which Affect About 10% Of School-Age Children In The United States, Can Significantly Impair Quality Of Life. Despite Potential Disability, Many Children Do Not Receive Treatment Or Prophylaxis, Since Medications Specifically Approved For Children Are Significantly Less Than For Adults. There Is Also Controversy Surrounding The Apparent Widespread Practice Of Prescribing Off-Label Medications For Children With Migraines. However, Little Research Has Been Done To Identify Physician-Prescribing Patterns Of Migraine Medication For Children...
March 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211045/walk-in-clinics-versus-physician-offices-and-emergency-rooms-for-urgent-care-and-chronic-disease-management
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REVIEW
Connie E Chen, Christopher T Chen, Jia Hu, Ateev Mehrotra
BACKGROUND: Walk-in clinics are growing in popularity around the world as a substitute for traditional medical care delivered in physician offices and emergency rooms, but their clinical efficacy is unclear. OBJECTIVES: To assess the quality of care and patient satisfaction of walk-in clinics compared to that of traditional physician offices and emergency rooms for people who present with basic medical complaints for either acute or chronic issues. SEARCH METHODS: We searched CENTRAL, MEDLINE, Embase, six other databases, and two trials registers on 22 March 2016 together with reference checking, citation searching, and contact with study authors to identify additional studies...
February 17, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196952/revalidation-and-quality-assurance-the-application-of-the-musiq-framework-in-independent-verification-visits-to-healthcare-organisations
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Ann Griffin, Alex McKeown, Rowena Viney, Antonia Rich, Trevor Welland, Irene Gafson, Katherine Woolf
OBJECTIVES: We present a national evaluation of the impact of independent verification visits (IVVs) performed by National Health Service (NHS) England as part of quality assuring medical revalidation. Organisational visits are central to NHS quality assurance. They are costly, yet little empirical research evidence exists concerning their impact, and what does exist is conflicting. SETTING: The focus was on healthcare providers in the NHS (in secondary care) and private sector across England, who were designated bodies (DBs)...
February 14, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190508/navigating-the-clinical-trial-pathway-conception-design-execution-and-results-dissemination
#4
John S Sampalis, Joanne Watson, Stella Boukas, Marianna Boukas, Natalie Harvey, Sanjay Machado, Michel Bordeleau, Emmanouil Rampakakis
Dr Sampalis is founder, Chief Executive Officer, and Chief Scientific Officer of JSS Medical Research Inc, founded in 1997. He is a tenured professor of Surgery and Epidemiology & Biostatistics of McGill University, the University of Montreal and University of Laval. Recognized as a leading clinical epidemiologist and one of the top trauma researchers in Canada, he possesses extensive expertise in health services research, clinical trials, and offers services as a Research and Epidemiological Consultant for numerous pharmaceutical companies, hospitals and government organizations and agencies...
March 2017: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190507/best-practices-in-early-phase-medical-device-development-engineering-prototyping-and-the-beginnings-of-a-quality-management-system
#5
Kristy Fearis, Aidan Petrie
Kristy Fearis is the founder and president of KPConsulting. She has held various positions in the medical device and research industry. She has led programs for medical industry leaders Medtronic, Edward Lifesciences, and Kimberly-Clark Healthcare to develop and commercialize Class II and III devices. Although a true quality management systems specialist at heart, Kristy has a passion for effectively and efficiently applying quality systems principles to early stage development to maximize benefit while minimizing impact on resources and time to market...
March 2017: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28171836/content-of-advance-care-planning-among-japanese-elderly-people-living-at-home-a-qualitative-study
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Yoshihisa Hirakawa, Chifa Chiang, Esayas Haregot Hilawe, Atsuko Aoyama
PURPOSE OF STUDY: Elderly peoples' values and preferences for end-of-life care have not yet known in details. The aim of the present study was to investigate the end-of-life wishes and decision making among Japanese elderly people who required home care services. The study was designed to qualitative research strategies, using face to face interview data recorded in nursing care records, with a focus on advance care planning. DESIGN AND METHODS: A total of 102 elderly people (47 males, 55 females) of 6 home care support offices in Hyogo prefecture participated...
January 31, 2017: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166481/the-benefits-risks-and-costs-of-privacy-patient-preferences-and-willingness-to-pay
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David E Trachtenbarg, Carl Asche, Shweta Ramsahai, Joy Duling, Jinma Ren
OBJECTIVE: Multiple surveys show patients want medical privacy, however, there are costs to maintain privacy. There are also risks if information is not shared. A review of previous surveys found most surveys asked questions about patient's privacy concerns and willingness to share their medical information. We found only one study that asked about sharing medical information for better care and no survey that asked patients about the risk, cost or comparison between medical privacy and privacy in other areas...
February 6, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159132/-if-really-we-are-committed-things-can-change-starting-from-us-healthcare-providers-perceptions-of-postpartum-care-and-its-potential-for-improvement-in-low-income-suburbs-in-dar-es-salaam-tanzania
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Eunice N Pallangyo, Columba Mbekenga, Carina Källestål, Christine Rubertsson, Pia Olsson
OBJECTIVE: To explore healthcare providers' perceptions of the current postpartum care (PPC) practice and its potential for improvement at governmental health institutions in low-resource suburbs in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. DESIGN: Qualitative design, using focus group discussions (8) and qualitative content analysis. SETTING: Healthcare institutions (8) at three levels of governmental healthcare in Ilala and Temeke suburbs, Dar es Salaam...
March 2017: Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare: Official Journal of the Swedish Association of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156535/the-availability-accessibility-gap-of-palliative-care-and-supportive-care-services-at-40-national-cancer-institute-designated-cancer-centers
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Geoffrey Hamlyn, Abby Johnston, Rishonda Thomas, James Tian, Arif Kamal
: 122 Background: All NCI-designated, comprehensive cancer centers report having consultative palliative care services alongside six other supportive care services. Inaccuracies in the understanding of these services among frontline office staff may undermine their accessibility to patients. We investigated how easily new patients could access these services when first contacting a major cancer center. METHODS: We used a 'mystery shopper' format to simulate calls made by a family member of a recently diagnosed patient...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156256/prevalence-of-cardiovascular-risk-factors-among-28-000-employees
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Martin Scheerbaum, Constantin Langenbach, Petra Scheerbaum, Franziska Heidemann, Henrik C Riess, Hagen Heigel, Sebastian E Debus, Christian-Alexander Behrendt
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death in Germany. The knowledge of causal risk factors and their distribution is of utmost importance to design screening programs. PROBANDS AND METHODS: In this cross-sectional study design we used STROBE criteria to achieve the highest comparability possible. Anthropometric measures (height and weight), total cholesterol, glucose level, and blood pressure were measured. Probands' history was collected by using a standardized questionnaire...
February 3, 2017: VASA. Zeitschrift Für Gefässkrankheiten
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155308/ototoxicity-management-an-investigation-into-doctors-knowledge-and-practices-and-the-roles-of-audiologists-in-a-tertiary-hospital
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Anna Wium, Berna Gerber
BACKGROUND: A significant number of medications that are prescribed by doctors to treat cancers, tuberculosis and infections are ototoxic. Disclosure of ototoxic risks is ethical practice as patients have the right to be properly informed about and involved in decisions about their health care. Often, doctors fail to disclose such information. AIM: This research investigated whether a group of doctors working in a South African academic hospital inform their patients about the ototoxic risks associated with specific medications, and if not, explore the reasons for it...
December 1, 2016: South African Journal of Communication Disorders. die Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Kommunikasieafwykings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152891/with-quality-and-safety-for-all-risking-optimal-care-with-vip-patients
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: 142 Background: The person deemed a VIP is generally considered differentiated from the average person by virtue of fame, notoriety (positive or negative), or success through talent, tenacity or simple luck. Because society often views VIPs as special, this can generate strong feelings ranging from excitement and awe to resentment in those who encounter a VIP. VIPs and/or their entourage may request or demand special attention. The unique factors associated with caring for a VIP can jeopardize patient safety and optimal care of the VIP patient...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105877/academic-detailing-among-psychiatrists-feasibility-and-acceptability
#13
Kamini Vasudev, Joel Lamoure, Michael Beyaert, Varinder Dua, David Dixon, Jason Eadie, Larissa Husarewych, Ragu Dhir, Jatinder Takhar
Purpose Research has shown that academic detailing (AD), which includes repeated in-person educational messages in an interactive format in a physician's office, is among the most effective continuing medical education (CME) forms for improving prescribing practices and reducing drug costs. The purpose of this paper is to investigate AD's feasibility and acceptability as an educational tool among psychiatrists and its ability to facilitate positive changes in antipsychotic prescribing. Design/methodology/approach All psychiatrists practicing in Southwestern Ontario, Canada were invited to participate...
February 13, 2017: International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087958/the-teaching-of-trauma-management-in-undergraduate-medical-education
#14
S K Lum, T Subramaniam
BACKGROUND: The teaching of trauma in medical schools faces many educational and logistic challenges. Issues on what to teach, how to teach, when to teach, who will teach and whether medical students with insufficient exposure to clinical medicine can benefit from a trauma course are unclear. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A well-designed one day intensive trauma course concentrating on the primary survey was taught to semester seven and semester eight students by a multi-disciplinary team comprising of surgeons, anaesthetists, emergency physicians and trained medical officers...
December 2016: Medical Journal of Malaysia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047815/su-c-209-05-monte-carlo-model-of-a-prototype-backscatter-x-ray-bsx-imager-for-projective-and-selective-object-plane-imaging
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L Rolison, S Samant, J Baciak, K Jordan
PURPOSE: To develop a Monte Carlo N-Particle (MCNP) model for the validation of a prototype backscatter x-ray (BSX) imager, and optimization of BSX technology for medical applications, including selective object-plane imaging. METHODS: BSX is an emerging technology that represents an alternative to conventional computed tomography (CT) and projective digital radiography (DR). It employs detectors located on the same side as the incident x-ray source, making use of backscatter and avoiding ring geometry to enclose the imaging object...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047255/tu-h-brc-09-validation-of-a-novel-therapeutic-x-ray-array-source-and-collimation-system
#16
S Trovati, P Borchard, G J King, C G Limborg, B W Loo, P Maxim, D McCormick, L Y Nicolas, E Schueler, S Tantawi, J Wang, L Wang
PURPOSE: We have experimentally characterized and simulated the dosimetric properties and spatial fidelity of a novel X-ray array source and collimation system called SPHINX that has the potential to generate complex intensity modulated X-ray beams by varying the electron beam intensity only, and without any moving parts like in multi-leaf collimators. METHODS: We investigated the spatial fidelity and the X-ray performances of a SPHINX prototype in tungsten, using a Cyber Knife and the experimental high-energy electron beam line at XTA at SLAC National Laboratory...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998880/social-media-use-among-living-kidney-donors-and-recipients-survey-on-current-practice-and-potential
#17
Abby Swanson Kazley, Bashir Hamidi, Wendy Balliet, Prabhakar Baliga
BACKGROUND: In the United States, there is a national shortage of organs donated for transplant. Among the solid organs, most often kidneys are donated by living donors, but the lack of information and complicated processes limit the number of individuals who serve as living kidney donors. Social media can be a tool for advocacy, educating the public about the need, process, and outcomes of live kidney donors, yet little is known about social media use by kidney transplant patients. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to examine the social media use of potential kidney transplant patients and their willingness to use social media and their networks to advocate and educate about living kidney donation...
December 20, 2016: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27978771/the-role-of-behavioral-interventions-in-buprenorphine-maintenance-treatment-a-review
#18
Kathleen M Carroll, Roger D Weiss
OBJECTIVE: Although counseling is a required part of office-based buprenorphine treatment of opioid use disorders, the nature of what constitutes appropriate counseling is unclear and controversial. The authors review the literature on the role, nature, and intensity of behavioral interventions in office-based buprenorphine treatment. METHOD: The authors conducted a review of randomized controlled studies testing the efficacy of adding a behavioral intervention to buprenorphine maintenance treatment...
December 16, 2016: American Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27977288/our-continuing-exploration-of-medically-unexplained-symptoms
#19
Larry B Mauksch, Colleen T Fogarty
In this issue, the reader will find three articles examining different but converging perspectives on medically unexplained symptoms (MUS). In the first article, Gates, Petterson, Wingrove, Miller, and Klink (2016) examined 110,000 office visits to primary care providers between 2002 and 2010. In the second article, Clarke (2016), an internist and gastroenterologist, presents a model for diagnosing and treating MUS. The person most referenced in the first two articles and author of the landmark study-Kroenke (2016) writes the third article, an invited commentary...
December 2016: Families, Systems & Health: the Journal of Collaborative Family Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881091/conducting-a-large-multi-site-survey-about-patients-views-on-broad-consent-challenges-and-solutions
#20
Maureen E Smith, Saskia C Sanderson, Kyle B Brothers, Melanie F Myers, Jennifer McCormick, Sharon Aufox, Martha J Shrubsole, Nanibaá A Garrison, Nathaniel D Mercaldo, Jonathan S Schildcrout, Ellen Wright Clayton, Armand H Matheny Antommaria, Melissa Basford, Murray Brilliant, John J Connolly, Stephanie M Fullerton, Carol R Horowitz, Gail P Jarvik, Dave Kaufman, Terri Kitchner, Rongling Li, Evette J Ludman, Catherine McCarty, Valerie McManus, Sarah Stallings, Janet L Williams, Ingrid A Holm
BACKGROUND: As biobanks play an increasing role in the genomic research that will lead to precision medicine, input from diverse and large populations of patients in a variety of health care settings will be important in order to successfully carry out such studies. One important topic is participants' views towards consent and data sharing, especially since the 2011 Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM), and subsequently the 2015 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) were issued by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP)...
November 24, 2016: BMC Medical Research Methodology
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