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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438137/case-report-of-plasmodium-ovale-curtisi-malaria-in-sri-lanka-relevance-for-the-maintenance-of-elimination-status
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Sharmini Gunawardena, Rachel F Daniels, Thishan C Yahathugoda, Mirani V Weerasooriya, Katelyn Durfee, Sarah K Volkman, Dyann F Wirth, Nadira D Karunaweera
BACKGROUND: Following its recent certification as malaria-free, imported infections now pose the greatest threat for maintaining this status in Sri Lanka. Imported infections may also introduce species that are uncommon or not previously endemic to these areas. We highlight in this case report the increasing importance of less common malaria species such as Plasmodium ovale in elimination settings and discuss its relevance for the risk of malaria resurgence in the country. CASE PRESENTATION: A 41-year-old patient from southern Sri Lanka was diagnosed with malaria after 8 days of fever...
April 24, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421672/a-transplant-specific-quality-initiative-introducing-transqip-a-joint-effort-of-the-asts-and-acs
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Justin Parekh, Clifford Ko, Jacqueline Lappin, Stuart Greenstein, Ryutaro Hirose
In an attempt to improve surgical quality in the field of transplantation, the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and American Society and Transplant Surgeons have initiated a national quality improvement program in transplantation. This transplant specific quality improvement program, called TransQIP, has been built from the ground up by transplant surgeons and captures detailed information on donor and recipient factors as well as transplant specific outcomes. It is built upon the existing ACS/NSQIP infrastructure and is designed to capture 100% of liver and kidney transplants performed at participating sites...
April 19, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419451/do-state-continuing-medical-education-requirements-for-physicians-improve-clinical-knowledge
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Jonathan L Vandergrift, Bradley M Gray, Weifeng Weng
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of state continuing medical education (CME) requirements on physician clinical knowledge. DATA SOURCES: Secondary data for 19,563 general internists who took the Internal Medicine Maintenance of Certification (MOC) examination between 2006 and 2013. STUDY DESIGN: We took advantage of a natural experiment resulting from variations in CME requirements across states over time and applied a difference-in-differences methodology to measure associations between changes in CME requirements and physician clinical knowledge...
April 16, 2017: Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379833/provision-of-palliative-care-services-by-family-physicians-is-common
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Claire K Ankuda, Anuradha Jetty, Andrew Bazemore, Stephen Petterson
OBJECTIVE: Provision of palliative care services by primary care physicians is increasingly important with an aging population, but it is unknown whether US primary care physicians see themselves as palliative practitioners. METHODS: This study used cross-sectional analysis of data from the 2013 American Board of Family Medicine Maintenance of Certification Demographic Survey. RESULTS: Of 10,894 family physicians, 33.1% (n = 3609) report providing palliative care...
March 2017: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine: JABFM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377198/pediatrician-maintenance-of-certification-using-american-board-of-pediatrics-performance-improvement-modules
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Marina Arvanitis, Neal A deJong, Laurel K Leslie, Darren A DeWalt, Gregory D Randolph, Kori B Flower
BACKGROUND: From 2010-2014, pediatricians completed Part 4 Maintenance of Certification (MOC) through practice- or organization-developed quality improvement (QI) activities approved by the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP). Organization-developed activities were online modules, such as the ABP's Performance Improvement Modules (PIMs), through which pediatricians implemented QI strategies in practice, and reported quality measures. OBJECTIVES: Aim 1) Assess the proportion of pediatricians who completed practice- vs organization-developed QI activities for Part 4 MOC, and test the relationship between activities and pediatrician demographics...
April 1, 2017: Academic Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363364/maintenance-of-certification-part-4-from-trial-to-tribute
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EDITORIAL
Kathy N Shaw, Lauren Tanzer, Ron Keren, April Taylor, Patricia A DeRusso, Joseph W St Geme
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 28, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342777/teaching-and-assessing-professionalism-in-radiology-resident-education
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REVIEW
Aine Marie Kelly, Larry D Gruppen, Patricia B Mullan
Radiologists in teaching hospitals and in practices with residents rotating through are involved in the education of their residents. The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education requires evidence that trainees are taught and demonstrate competency not only in medical knowledge and in patient care-the historic focus of radiology education-but also in the so-called non-interpretative core competencies, which include professionalism and interpersonal skills. In addition to accreditation agencies, the prominent assessment practices represented by the American Board of Radiology core and certifying examinations for trainees, as well as Maintenance of Certification for practitioners, are planning to feature more non-interpretative competency assessment, including professionalism to a greater extent...
March 22, 2017: Academic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328426/abts-requirements-for-the-10-year-milestone-for-maintenance-of-certification
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No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255067/reducing-head-ct-use-for-children-with-head-injuries-in-a-community-emergency-department
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Rebecca M Jennings, Jennifer J Burtner, Joseph F Pellicer, Deepthi K Nair, Miranda C Bradford, Michele Shaffer, Neil G Uspal, Joel S Tieder
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Clinical decision rules have reduced use of computed tomography (CT) to evaluate minor pediatric head injury in pediatric emergency departments (EDs). CT use remains high in community EDs, where the majority of children seek medical care. We sought to reduce the rate of CT scans used to evaluate pediatric head injury from 29% to 20% in a community ED. METHODS: We evaluated a quality improvement (QI) project in a community ED aimed at decreasing the use of head CT scans in children by implementing a validated head trauma prediction rule for traumatic brain injury...
March 2, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253224/malignant-mesothelioma-mortality-united-states-1999-2015
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Jacek M Mazurek, Girija Syamlal, John M Wood, Scott A Hendricks, Ainsley Weston
Malignant mesothelioma is a neoplasm associated with occupational and environmental inhalation exposure to asbestos* fibers and other elongate mineral particles (EMPs) (1-3). Patients have a median survival of approximately 1 year from the time of diagnosis (1). The latency period from first causative exposure to malignant mesothelioma development typically ranges from 20 to 40 years but can be as long as 71 years (2,3). Hazardous occupational exposures to asbestos fibers and other EMPs have occurred in a variety of industrial operations, including mining and milling, manufacturing, shipbuilding and repair, and construction (3)...
March 3, 2017: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241190/maintenance-of-certification-a-prescription-for-improved-child-health
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Lewis R First, David A Gremse, Joseph W St Geme
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 1, 2017: JAMA Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238591/attitudes-and-experiences-of-early-and-midcareer-pediatricians-with-the-maintenance-of-certification-process
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Bobbi J Byrne, Mary Pat Frintner, Heather N Abraham, Amy J Starmer
OBJECTIVE: Maintenance of certification (MOC) value and relevance have been recent topics of controversy and discussion in medicine. Systematically assessing pediatrician's attitudes and experiences to encourage and inform future modifications is important. METHODS: We surveyed 866 pediatricians in 2014 who graduated from residency 10 to 12 years ago and are part of a larger longitudinal study. Cross-sectional quantitative and qualitative data on understanding, attitudes, barriers, and needs specific to MOC part 2 (self-assessment/continued learning activities) and part 4 (quality improvement projects) were analyzed...
February 23, 2017: Academic Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225713/the-development-and-evolution-of-physical-medicine-and-rehabilitation-in-taiwan-from-1958-to-2016
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I-Nan Lien, Pei-Shen Wu, Tyng-Guey Wang, Ssu-Yuan Chen, Henry L Lew
The field of physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) began its development in Taiwan since 1958, and has gradually evolved into a profession that provides a diversity of clinical services and educational activities. The objectives of this brief report were to (1) review its background and milestones in the past 6 decades, (2) describe the current role and function of its Academy of PM&R, (3) present the content and format of its board certification process, focusing on (a) residency training requirements, (b) self-assessment examination, board certification process, and (c) maintenance of certification through continued education...
March 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28175478/325%C3%A2-maintenance-of-certification-and-the-aging-neurosurgeon
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Maya A Babu, Linda M Liau, Robert J Spinner, Fredric B Meyer
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 1, 2016: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141784/dreyfus-and-dreyfus-and-indicators-of-behavioral-performance-a-study-of-measurement-convergence
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Betsy W Williams, Phil D Byrne, Nathaniel V Williams, Michael V Williams
INTRODUCTION: Assessment of efficacy of continuous professional development is an important part of continuing professional development programing as one of its goals is to increase the performance of the clinicians that serve the community. A frequently used and researched classification system for skill mastery is the Dreyfus and Dreyfus Model of Skill Acquisition. An alternative approach is the core competency framework that informs the assessment of residents and forms the foundation of the American Board of Medical Specialties Program for Maintenance of Certification...
January 26, 2017: Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118038/quality-metrics-currently-used-in-academic-radiology-departments-results-of-the-qualmet-survey
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Eric A Walker, Jonelle M Petscavage-Thomas, Joseph S Fotos, Michael A Bruno
OBJECTIVE: We present the results of the 2015 quality metrics (QUALMET) survey, which was designed to assess the commonalities and variability of selected quality and productivity metrics currently employed by a large sample of academic radiology departments representing all regions in the USA. METHODS: The survey of key radiology metrics was distributed in March-April of 2015 via personal e-mail to 112 academic radiology departments. RESULTS: There was a 34...
March 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102467/mypod-an-emr-based-tool-that-facilitates-quality-improvement-and-maintenance-of-certification
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Loren Berman, Brian Duffy, B Randall Brenn, Charles Vinocur
Maintenance of Certification (MOC) was designed to assess physician competencies including operative case volume and outcomes. This information, if collected consistently and systematically, can be used to facilitate quality improvement. Information automatically extracted from the electronic medical record (EMR) can be used as a prompt to compile these data. We developed an EMR-based program called MyPOD (My Personal Outcomes Data) to track surgical outcomes at our institution. We compared occurrences reported in the first 18 months to those captured in the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program-Pediatric (ACS NSQIP-P) over the same time period...
March 2017: Journal of Medical Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065344/abai-s-moc-assessment-of-knowledge-program-matures-adding-value-with-continuous-learning-and-assessment
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REVIEW
David I Bernstein, Stephen I Wasserman, William P Thompson, Theodore M Freeman
Rapid changes in modern medicine along with advances in the science of learning and memory have necessitated a shift in the way physician knowledge is assessed. Physician recertification beyond initial certification has historically consisted of retaining large amounts of knowledge over a long time span. The adult learning theory has shown that the maintenance and improvement of our knowledge base is more effective by being exposed to new concepts at regular intervals throughout one's career and reinforcing these concepts on an ongoing basis...
January 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064391/survey-of-family-history-taking-and-genetic-testing-in-pediatric-practice
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Robert A Saul, Tracy Trotter, Kerry Sease, Beth Tarini
Family health history collection and genetic testing are core elements for the successful translation of genomics into primary care practice. Yet, little is known about how pediatric providers implement these elements in practice. We surveyed the membership of the American Academy of Pediatrics regarding family health history (FHH) collection and genetic testing in the primary care setting. Three hundred forty-nine (349) responses were analyzed with the initial response rate of 43.3%. Four principal findings were noted-(1) family health history is still recognized as a critical part of the medical evaluation; (2) perceived obstacles for FHH are time in obtaining the FHH and concerns about the family's knowledge of their FHH; (3) a 3-generation family history is out of the scope of routine care and alternate methods should be considered; (4) most primary care providers (PCPs) do not feel comfortable ordering, interpreting, and counseling regarding current genetic testing...
April 2017: Journal of Community Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048741/mo-g-204-00-the-american-board-of-radiology-maintenance-of-certification-process
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G Donald Frey
1. The participants will understand how to comply with the revised ABR MOC requirements 2. The participants be able to utilize the new Participatory PQI into their MOC program 3. The participants will be able to comply with the ABR MOC simplified attestation requirements 4. The participants will be able to meet the requirements for the annual ABR MOC lookback This presentation will update medical physicists about the American Board of Radiology Maintenance of Certification (MOC) process. The MOC process has recently undergone a number of significant changes and this presentation will review these for the attendees...
June 2016: Medical Physics
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