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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801397/getting-the-right-balance-a-mixed-logit-analysis-of-the-relationship-between-uk-training-doctors-characteristics-and-their-specialties-using-the-2013-national-training-survey
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Idaira Rodriguez Santana, Martin Chalkley
OBJECTIVE: To analyse how training doctors' demographic and socioeconomic characteristics vary according to the specialty that they are training for. DESIGN: Descriptive statistics and mixed logistic regression analysis of cross-sectional survey data to quantify evidence of systematic relationships between doctors' characteristics and their specialty. SETTING: Doctors in training in the United Kingdom in 2013. PARTICIPANTS: 27 530 doctors in training but not in their foundation year who responded to the National Training Survey 2013...
August 11, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797276/preventive-medicine-as-a-first-or-second-choice-course-a-cross-sectional-survey-into-students-motivational-differences-and-implications-for-information-provision
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Van Anh Thi Nguyen, Karen D Könings, Albert J J A Scherpbier, Pamela Wright, Hoat Ngoc Luu, Jeroen J G van Merriënboer
BACKGROUND: Challenges in recruiting and retaining medical staff in preventive medical specialties have recently been the subject of numerous studies. To improve selection procedures, it is important to understand the career preferences and incentives of students in preventive medicine (PM), who initially marked the program as either their first choice or second choice. 1386 PM students in four Vietnamese medical schools participated in a survey using a structured, written questionnaire...
August 10, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791048/specific-central-nervous-system-medications-are-associated-with-temporomandibular-joint-symptoms
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John K Drisdale Iii, Monica G Thornhill, Alexandre R Vieira
AIMS: There is evidence of association between bruxism and the increasingly common central nervous system stimulants prescribed for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), as well as the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) often prescribed for depression or anxiety. However, the evidence is not clear on whether these medications inducing bruxism are directly associated with temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD). The aim of this work is to evaluate whether these medications are associated with TMD symptoms...
2017: International Journal of Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780525/medical-students-perceptions-of-professional-misconduct-relationship-with-typology-and-year-of-programme
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Juliana Zulkifli, Brad Noel, Deirdre Bennett, Siun O'Flynn, Colm O'Tuathaigh
AIM: To examine the contribution of programme year and demographic factors to medical students' perceptions of evidence-based classification categories of professional misconduct. METHODS: Students at an Irish medical school were administered a cross-sectional survey comprising 31 vignettes of professional misconduct, which mapped onto a 12-category classification system. Students scored each item using a 5-point Likert scale, where 1 represents the least severe form of misconduct and 5 the most severe...
August 5, 2017: Journal of Medical Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765138/attitudes-on-cost-effectiveness-and-equity-a-cross-sectional-study-examining-the-viewpoints-of-medical-professionals
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David G Li, Gordon X Wong, David T Martin, David J Tybor, Jennifer Kim, Jeffrey Lasker, Roger Mitty, Deeb Salem
OBJECTIVE: To determine the attitudes of physicians and trainees in regard to the roles of both cost-effectiveness and equity in clinical decision making. DESIGN: In this cross-sectional study, electronic surveys containing a hypothetical decision-making scenario were sent to medical professionals to select between two colon cancer screening tests for a population. SETTING: Three Greater Boston academic medical institutions: Tufts University School of Medicine, Tufts Medical Centre and Lahey Hospital and Medical Centre...
August 1, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765129/medical-school-selection-criteria-as-predictors-of-medical-student-empathy-a-cross-sectional-study-of-medical-students-ireland
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Donnchadh M O'Sullivan, Joseph Moran, Paul Corcoran, Siun O'Flynn, Colm O'Tuathaigh, Aoife M O'Sullivan
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether performance in any of the Health Professions Admissions Test (HPAT) sections, most specifically the interpersonal understanding section, correlates with self-reported empathy levels in medical students. SETTING: The study was conducted in University College Cork, Ireland. PARTICIPANTS: 290 students participated in the study. Matching HPAT scores were available for 263 students. All male and female undergraduate students were invited to participate...
August 1, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760784/tablet-technology-in-medical-education-in-south-africa-a-mixed-methods-study
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L Lazarus, R Sookrajh, K S Satyapal
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to establish the use of mobile devices by learners at a selected medical school. Distribution of mobile devices was an inaugural initiative implemented by our college. DESIGN: A mixed methodology design using a questionnaire comprising both open-ended and close-ended questions was analysed from 179 (60 male; 119 female) second year medical students registered for the Anatomy course. Open-ended questions were analysed using a thematic approach by identifying emergent ideas and concepts...
July 31, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754278/-effects-of-deformational-plagiocephaly-during-the-first-12%C3%A2-months-on-the-psychomotor-development-of-prematurely-born-infants
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M Fabre-Grenet, P Garcia-Méric, V Bernard-Niel, V Guagliardo, S Cortaredona, M Aymeric-Ponsonnet
AIMS: The link between deformational plagiocephaly and psychomotor development is a recurrent question in medical publications. Main publications concentrate on term infants, but there is a lack of data on the impact of deformational plagiocephaly on the long-term neurodevelopment of premature infants. We attempted to establish a possible relation between deformational plagiocephaly during the 1st year of life and the psychomotor score at 4 years in prematurely born infants. Other risk factors potentially impacting the psychomotor score were also studied...
July 25, 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753541/health-related-quality-of-life-among-children-with-turner-syndrome-controlled-cross-sectional-study
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Pascal Amedro, Nabil Tahhan, Helena Bertet, Claire Jeandel, Sophie Guillaumont, Thibault Mura, Marie-Christine Picot
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study was to assess health-related quality of life (HR-QoL) in children with Turner syndrome in comparison with controls. METHODS: We prospectively recruited 16 female girls with Turner syndrome (mean age 15.2±2.6 years) and 78 female controls (mean age 12.7±2.8 years) in randomly selected schools. We used the PedsQL, a generic HR-QoL questionnaire (self and parents' versions). RESULTS: Global HR-QoL scores in Turner syndrome were lower than controls for self-reports (respectively, 74...
August 28, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753130/pilot-study-of-quality-of-care-training-and-knowledge-in-sub-saharan-african-medical-schools
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Diana Bowser, Yasmin Abbas, Temitope Odunleye, Edward Broughton, Thomas Bossert
Objectives: To identify the level of knowledge and competencies related to quality of care during medical education in sub-Saharan African medical schools. Methods: A cross-sectional study design was utilized to examine the capacity of medical schools in sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries to teach about the concepts of quality of care and the inclusion of these concepts in their curriculum. A purposeful convenience sampling technique was used to select participants from 25 medical schools in 5 sub-Saharan African countries...
July 24, 2017: International Journal of Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752389/a-comparative-analysis-of-child-passenger-restraint-use-in-china-and-the-united-states
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Jing-Zhen Yang, Li-Ping Li, Hong-Qian Wu, Daniel McGehee, Corinne Peek-Asa
BACKGROUND: Few published studies have examined child passenger safety practices across countries. This study compared the prevalence and associated factors of child passenger restraint use among children, aged 0 to 17 in the state of Iowa in the United States, and the city of Shantou in China. METHODS: Child restraint use observations were conducted in Iowa and in Shantou in 2012, respectively, among child passengers. Observations in Iowa were conducted at randomly selected gas stations, while in Shantou observations were completed at randomly selected schools or medical clinics...
July 27, 2017: World Journal of Pediatrics: WJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741362/gastroenterology-evolution-of-specialty-choice-in-recent-years
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José Curbelo, José-María Galván-Román, Fernando Sánchez-Lasheras, Jose María Romeo, Ana Fernández-Somoano, Tomás Villacampa, Jaime Baladrón
INTRODUCTION: Gastroenterology is one of the medical specialties offered to residency training candidates each year. This project analyzes the data associated with the choice of a Gastroenterology residency program in recent years. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data related to specialty selection were obtained from official reports with regard to the allocation of residency places by the Spanish Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality. Information was collected from various teaching centers via their training guides, the Spanish National Catalogue of Hospitals and the National Transplant Organization...
July 25, 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738799/prevalence-of-head-lice-infestation-and-pediculicidal-effect-of-permethrine-shampoo-in-primary-school-girls-in-a-low-income-area-in-southeast-of-iran
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Moussa Soleimani-Ahmadi, Seyed Aghil Jaberhashemi, Mehdi Zare, Alireza Sanei-Dehkordi
BACKGROUND: Head lice infestation is a common public health problem that is most prevalent in primary school children throughout the world, especially in developing countries including different parts of Iran. This study aimed to determine the prevalence and risk factors associated with head lice infestation and pediculicidal effect of 1% permethrin shampoo in primary schools girls of Bashagard County, one of the low socioeconomic areas in southeast of Iran. METHODS: In this interventional study six villages with similar demographical situations were selected and randomly assigned into intervention and control areas...
July 24, 2017: BMC Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738015/observational-study-to-estimate-the-changes-in-the-effectiveness-of-bacillus-calmette-gu%C3%A3-rin-bcg-vaccination-with-time-since-vaccination-for-preventing-tuberculosis-in-the-uk
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Punam Mangtani, Patrick Nguipdop-Djomo, Ruth H Keogh, Lucy Trinder, Peter G Smith, Paul Em Fine, Jonathan Sterne, Ibrahim Abubakar, Emilia Vynnycky, John Watson, David Elliman, Marc Lipman, Laura C Rodrigues
BACKGROUND: Until recently, evidence that protection from the bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccination lasted beyond 10 years was limited. In the past few years, studies in Brazil and the USA (in Native Americans) have suggested that protection from BCG vaccination against tuberculosis (TB) in childhood can last for several decades. The UK's universal school-age BCG vaccination programme was stopped in 2005 and the programme of selective vaccination of high-risk (usually ethnic minority) infants was enhanced...
July 2017: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728777/the-emerging-nutritional-problems-of-school-adolescents-overweight-obesity-and-associated-factors-in-jimma-town-ethiopia
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Nurezeman Gali, Dessalegn Tamiru, Meseret Tamrat
BACKGROUND: Globally, overweight is rapidly becoming one of the most important medical and public health problems. Adolescent obesity is a multisystem disease with potentially devastating consequences that persist into adulthood. However, there is a paucity of available information regarding the adolescent overweight and obesity in Ethiopia, particularly in the study area. METHODS: A school-based cross-sectional study was conducted from March to April/2015 among 546 adolescents...
July 2017: Journal of Pediatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714497/admitting-deserving-medical-students-from-rural-and-disadvantaged-patan-academy-of-health-sciences-approach
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S K Upadhyay, S Bhandary, D B Bhandari, R K Dulal, K P Baral, R N Gongal, P K Acharya, S Shrestha, J N Shah, A Karki
BACKGROUND: Patan Academy of Health Sciences (PAHS) aims to produce physicians who would be able and willing to serve in the rural areas. Recognizing the critical importance of student selection strategy, among others, in achieving the program goals, it has adopted an innovative scheme for selecting medical students. This paper describes PAHS medical student selection scheme that favors enrollment of deserving applicants from rural and disadvantaged groups so as to help improve distribution of physicians in rural Nepal...
January 2017: Journal of Nepal Health Research Council
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705026/the-association-between-peer-and-self-assessments-and-professionalism-lapses-among-medical-students
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Leslie A Hoffman, Ronald L Shew, T Robert Vu, James J Brokaw, Richard M Frankel
Peer and self-assessments are widely used to assess professionalism during medical school as part of a multisource feedback model. The purpose of this study was to examine the associations between peer and self-assessments and professionalism lapses at a large medical school. A retrospective case-control study design was used to compare peer and self-assessment scores from Years 1 to 3 of medical school for students who had been cited for professionalism lapses during medical school (case group; n = 78) with those of a randomly selected control group ( n = 230)...
June 2017: Evaluation & the Health Professions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700051/pharmacotherapeutic-follow-up-of-patients-with-chagas-disease-using-benznidazole-drug-related-problems-and-pharmaceutical-interventions
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João Paulo Ramalho Correia, Alanna Carla da Costa, Eduardo Arrais Rocha, Ana Rosa Pinto Quidute, Darlan da Silva Cândido, Ângela Maria de Souza Ponciano, Marta Maria de França Fonteles, Maria de Fátima Oliveira
INTRODUCTION: Benznidazole (BNZ) is a drug available for the etiological treatment of Chagas disease. However, this drug is toxic and has a limited effectiveness on the chronic phase of this disease, often leading to poor treatment adherence. METHODS: This is a descriptive and exploratory study conducted at the Pharmaceutical Care Service for Chagas disease patients of the Federal University of Ceará. Drug-related problems (DRPs) and pharmaceutical interventions (PIs) were classified according to the Second Consensus of Granada...
May 2017: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694348/parental-knowledge-attitudes-and-beliefs-on-fever-a-cross-sectional-study-in-ireland
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Maria Kelly, Laura J Sahm, Frances Shiely, Ronan O'Sullivan, Eefje G de Bont, Aoife Mc Gillicuddy, Roisin Herlihy, Darren Dahly, Suzanne McCarthy
OBJECTIVES: Fever is a common symptom of mostly benign illness in young children, yet concerning for parents. The aim of this study was to describe parental knowledge, attitudes and beliefs regarding fever in children aged ≤5 years of age. DESIGN: A cross-sectional study using a previously validated questionnaire. Results were analysed using descriptive statistics and multivariable logistic regression. SETTING: Purposively selected primary schools (n=8) in Cork, Ireland, using a paper-based questionnaire...
July 9, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693570/an-analysis-of-free-choice-electives-in-an-undergraduate-medical-degree
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Catriona Daly, Jason Last
BACKGROUND: The University College Dublin Elective Programme was introduced in 2005 with the intention of broadening the learning of its undergraduate students. Undergraduate medical students undertake seven free-choice electives during their six-year degree programme. They are permitted to choose electives from any school in the University. Students also have the option of selecting 'In-Programme' electives, which are aligned to medical themes. The purpose of this study is to analyse the electives taken by medical students with a view to better understanding the factors that influence their choices...
July 11, 2017: BMC Medical Education
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