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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792142/collaboration-of-the-joint-research-centre-and-the-european-customs-laboratories-for-identification-of-new-psychoactive-substances
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Claude Guillou, Fabiano Reniero, Joana Lobo Pereira Vicente, Margaret Holland, Kamil Kolar, Hubert Chassaigne, Salvatore Tirendi, Herve Schepers
The emergence of designer drugs as substances of abuse has seen a dramatic increase over the last few years. Customs officials are responsible for the control of products entering the European Union (EU) market. This control applies to chemicals in general, pharmaceutical products and medicines. Numerous products imported from non-EU countries, often -declared as 'bath salts' or 'fertilizers', may in fact contain new psychoactive substance (NPS). These are not necessarily controlled under international law, but are subject to monitoring in agreement with EU legislation...
May 23, 2018: Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790923/missed-opportunities-to-prescribe-preexposure-prophylaxis-in-south-carolina-2013-2016
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Dawn K Smith, Man-Huei Chang, Wayne A Duffus, Stella Okoye, Sharon Weissman
Introduction: Expanding use of preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in ways that address current racial/ethnic disparities is an important HIV prevention goal. We investigated missed opportunities to provide PrEP during healthcare visits occurring prior to HIV infection. Methods: This retrospective cohort study linked South Carolina HIV case surveillance data to 3 statewide healthcare databases. Characteristics of patients, health care visits and providers, sexually transmitted diseases (STD), and other diagnoses, were assessed for medical encounters occurring before an initial HIV diagnosis...
May 22, 2018: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788944/bronchiectasis-an-emerging-global-epidemic
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EDITORIAL
Sanjay H Chotirmall, James D Chalmers
Bronchiectasis has an increasing profile within respiratory medicine. This chronic and irreversible airways disease is common but suffers from a lack of evidenced based therapy for patients and, a lack of understanding of its inherent heterogeneity. Research focused on bronchiectasis must therefore be prioritized if we are to adequately address this evolving clinical problem. This special issue on bronchiectasis focuses on its clinical, microbiological and therapeutic aspects. By bringing together a unique collection of original research and review articles, we hope this issue will showcase international research efforts, encourage future research collaborations and stimulate debate...
May 22, 2018: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786021/developing-and-implementing-a-global-emergency-medicine-course-lessons-learned-from-rwanda
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Sojung Yi, Olivier Félix Umuhire, Doris Uwamahoro, Mindi Guptill, Giles N Cattermole
Background: There is a growing demand by medical trainees for meaningful, short-term global emergency medicine (EM) experiences. EM programs in high-income countries (HICs) have forged opportunities for their trainees to access this experience in low-and middle-income countries (LMICs). However, few programs in LMICs have created and managed such courses. As more LMICs establish EM programs, these settings are ideal for developing courses beneficial for all participants. We describe our experience of creating and implementing a short-term global EM course in Rwanda...
September 2017: Education for Health: Change in Training & Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778776/identification-and-medical-utilization-of-incident-cases-of-alcohol-dependence-a-population-based-case-control-study
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Chun-Hung Pan, Min-Shan Li, Tien-Wey Yang, Ming-Chyi Huang, Sheng-Shiang Su, Yen-Ni Hung, Chiao-Chicy Chen, Chian-Jue Kuo
BACKGROUND: Patients with alcohol dependence (AD) often seek help from medical professionals due to alcohol-related diseases, but the overall distribution of medical specialties identifying new AD cases is unclear. We investigated how such cases were identified and how medical resources were utilized before the identification of AD in a nationwide cohort. METHODS: We enrolled a population-based cohort (N = 1,000,000) using the National Health Insurance Research Database of Taiwan; 8181 cases with incident AD were retrieved between January 1, 2000, and December 31, 2010...
May 5, 2018: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774192/efficacy-of-the-all-in-one-therapeutic-strategy-for-severe-traumatic-brain-injury-preliminary-outcome-and-limitation
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Young-Soo Park, Yohei Kogeichi, Yoichi Shida, Hiroyuki Nakase
Objective: Despite recent advances in medicine, no significant improvement has been achieved in therapeutic outcomes for severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). In the treatment of severe multiple traumas, accurate judgment and prompt action corresponding to rapid pathophysiological changes are required. Therefore, we developed the "All-in-One" therapeutic strategy for severe TBI. In this report, we present the therapeutic concept and discuss its efficacy and limitations. Methods: From April 2007 to December 2015, 439 patients diagnosed as having traumatic intracranial injuries were treated at our institution...
April 2018: Korean Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768299/early-variation-of-quick-sequential-organ-failure-assessment-score-to-predict-in-hospital-mortality-in-emergency-department-patients-with-suspected-infection
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Lemachatti Najla, Ortega Mar, Penaloza Andrea, Pierrick Le Borgne, Pierre-Géraud Claret, Céline Occelli, Jennifer Truchot, Florence Dumas, Anne-Laure Feral-Pierssens, Héry Andrianjafy, Sebastien Beaune, Youri Yordanov, Pierre Hausfater, Bruno Riou, Ben Bloom, Evguenia Krastinova, Yonathan Freund
BACKGROUND: The quick sequential organ failure assessment (qSOFA) score showed good prognostic performance in patients with suspicion of infection in the emergency department (ED). However, previous studies only assessed the performance of individual values of qSOFA during the ED stay. As this score may vary over short timeframes, the optimal time of measurement, and the prognostic value of its variation are unclear. The objective of the present study was to prospectively assess the prognostic value of the change in qSOFA over the first 3 h (ΔqSOFA=qSOFA at 3 h-qSOFA at inclusion)...
May 15, 2018: European Journal of Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763680/risk-assessment-of-fluoroquinolones-from-poultry-muscle-consumption-comparing-healthy-adult-and-pre-school-populations
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André M P T Pereira, Liliana J G Silva, Jéssica Rodrigues, Celeste Lino, Angelina Pena
Antibiotics, especially fluoroquinolones (FQs), have been largely used in animal husbandry namely poultry production. Therefore, this study aimed to identify, quantify and estimate the daily intake for adult and 3-year-old populations of the FQs norfloxacin (NOR), ciprofloxacin (CIP) and enrofloxacin (ENR) through poultry muscle consumption. The results showed detection frequencies of 78% and 62% in supermarket and school canteen samples, respectively. Of the 182 analysed samples, 4 did not comply with ENR maximum residue level (MRL), and 9 were contaminated with NOR, not allowed as a veterinary medicine of food-producing animals...
May 12, 2018: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761678/ultrasound-of-jugular-veins-for-assessment-of-acute-dyspnea-in-emergency-departments-and-for-the-assessment-of-acute-heart-failure
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Batsheva Tzadok, Shay Shapira, Eran Tal-Or
BACKGROUND: When a patient arrives at the emergency department (ED) presenting with symptoms of acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF), it is possible to reach a definitive diagnosis through many different venues, including medical history, physical examination, echocardiography, chest X-ray, and B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) levels. Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) has become a mainstream tool for diagnosis and treatment in the field of emergency medicine, as well as in various other departments in the hospital setting...
May 2018: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761286/a-qualitative-analysis-of-stress-and-relaxation-themes-contributing-to-burnout-in-first-year-psychiatry-and-medicine-residents
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Nicole M Benson, Deanna Chaukos, Heather Vestal, Emma F Chad-Friedman, John W Denninger, Christina P C Borba
OBJECTIVE: Qualitative research on trainee well-being can add nuance to the understanding of propagators of burnout, and the role for interventions aimed at supporting well-being. This qualitative study was conducted to identify (i) situations and environments that cause stress for trainees, (ii) stress-reducing activities that trainees utilize, and (iii) whether trainees who report distress (high burnout and depression scores) describe different stressors and relaxation factors than those who do not...
May 14, 2018: Academic Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753519/state-of-the-national-emergency-department-workforce-who-provides-care-where
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M Kennedy Hall, Kevin Burns, Michael Carius, Mitchel Erickson, Jane Hall, Arjun Venkatesh
STUDY OBJECTIVE: We describe the current US emergency medicine workforce in terms of clinician type and examine rural and urban emergency medicine workforce differences. METHODS: Using the 2014 Medicare Public Use Files, we performed a cross-sectional study of all clinicians receiving reimbursement for evaluation and management (E/M) services (levels 1 to 5) to Medicare fee-for-service Part B beneficiaries in the emergency department. Providers were defined as emergency physicians, nonemergency physicians, or advanced practice providers, corresponding with the Medicare Public Use Files data set...
May 9, 2018: Annals of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29744051/the-academic-surgical-collaborative-a-three-year-review-of-a-trainee-research-collaborative
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Thomas E Pidgeon, Charmilie Chandrakumar, Yasser Al Omran, Christopher Limb, Rachel Thavayogan, Buket Gundogan, Kiron Koshy, Amelia White, Alex Fowler, Riaz Agha
Introduction: The Academic Surgical Collaborative (ASC) is a trainee research collaborative (TRC) formed in the UK in October 2014. Three years on, the achievements are presented along with advice for emerging and established TRCs. Methods: A retrospective review of internal, member-maintained ASC records was conducted. Membership numbers, PubMed indexed publications, presentations and prizes awarded were all calculated over time. Google Scholar was used to calculate citations per ASC publication...
April 2018: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742757/evaluation-of-a-novel-system-to-enhance-clinicians-recognition-of-preadmission-adverse-drug-reactions
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Joshua C Smith, Qingxia Chen, Joshua C Denny, Dan M Roden, Kevin B Johnson, Randolph A Miller
BACKGROUND:  Often unrecognized by providers, adverse drug reactions (ADRs) diminish patients' quality of life, cause preventable admissions and emergency department visits, and increase health care costs. OBJECTIVE:  This article evaluates whether an automated system, the Adverse Drug Effect Recognizer (ADER), could assist clinicians in detecting and addressing inpatients' ongoing preadmission ADRs. METHODS:  ADER uses natural language processing to extract patients' medications, findings, and past diagnoses from admission notes...
April 2018: Applied Clinical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29730649/diagnostic-accuracy-in-family-medicine-residents-using-a-clinical-decision-support-system-dxplain-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Adrian Israel Martinez-Franco, Melchor Sanchez-Mendiola, Juan Jose Mazon-Ramirez, Isaias Hernandez-Torres, Carlos Rivero-Lopez, Troy Spicer, Adrian Martinez-Gonzalez
BACKGROUND: Clinical reasoning is an essential skill in physicians, required to address the challenges of accurate patient diagnoses. The goal of the study was to compare the diagnostic accuracy in Family Medicine residents, with and without the use of a clinical decision support tool (DXplain http://www.mghlcs.org/projects/dxplain). METHODS: A total of 87 first-year Family Medicine residents, training at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Postgraduate Studies Division in Mexico City, participated voluntarily in the study...
May 7, 2018: Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29728831/time-trends-in-characteristics-clinical-course-and-outcomes-of-13-791-patients-with-acute-heart-failure
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Pere Llorens, Patricia Javaloyes, Francisco Javier Martín-Sánchez, Javier Jacob, Pablo Herrero-Puente, Víctor Gil, José Manuel Garrido, Eva Salvo, Marta Fuentes, Héctor Alonso, Fernando Richard, Francisco Javier Lucas, Héctor Bueno, John Parissis, Christian E Müller, Òscar Miró
OBJECTIVES: To analyse time trends in patient characteristics, clinical course, hospitalisation rate, and outcomes in acute heart failure along a 10-year period (2007-2016). METHODS: The EAHFE registry has prospectively collected 13,971 consecutive AHF patients diagnosed in 41 Spanish emergency departments (EDs) at five different time points (2007/2009/2011/2014/2016). Eighty patient-related variables and outcomes were described and statistically significant changes along time were evaluated...
May 4, 2018: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29727430/reliability-and-validity-of-national-end-of-rotation-examinations-an-update
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Lindsay Gietzen, Christopher Roman, Theresa Hegmann
PURPOSE: This study sought to evaluate the reliability of the PAEA End of Rotation™ exam scores used as a combined scale. The study also investigated how closely the individual exam scores and the combined scale correlate with PANCE performance to validate their use as tools for assessing PA students during their clinical training. METHODS: Deidentified PAEA End of Rotation examination and PANCE scores were used to calculate Pearson correlations, Cronbach's alpha, and value of Cronbach's alpha if individual exams were removed from the analysis...
April 26, 2018: Journal of Physician Assistant Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29706056/changes-in-medical-care-due-to-the-absence-of-internal-medicine-physicians-in-emergency-departments
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Kyoung Ho Kim, Jang Young Lee, Won Suk Lee, Won Young Sung, Sang Won Seo
Objective: Especially in emergency departments (EDs), a lack of internal medicine (IM) residents in charge causes difficulties in medical care and ED overcrowding. Thus, protocols without IM residents in EDs is needed. This study aimed to investigate changes in medical care when emergency medicine residents replaced the roles of IM residents. Methods: This study was conducted at a single-site ED of a university medical center. The study group contained patients admitted to the IM department between September and December 2015, during which IM residents were absent in the ED...
April 30, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29704167/context-and-clinical-reasoning-understanding-the-medical-student-perspective
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Elexis McBee, Temple Ratcliffe, Lambert Schuwirth, Daniel O'Neill, Holly Meyer, Shelby J Madden, Steven J Durning
INTRODUCTION: Studies have shown that a physician's clinical reasoning performance can be influenced by contextual factors. We explored how the clinical reasoning performance of medical students was impacted by contextual factors in order to expand upon previous findings in resident and board certified physicians. Using situated cognition as the theoretical framework, our aim was to evaluate the verbalized clinical reasoning processes of medical students in order to describe what impact the presence of contextual factors has on their reasoning performance...
April 27, 2018: Perspectives on Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29700790/impact-of-medical-scribes-on-physician-and-patient-satisfaction-in-primary-care
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Anastasia Pozdnyakova, Neda Laiteerapong, Anna Volerman, Lauren D Feld, Wen Wan, Deborah L Burnet, Wei Wei Lee
BACKGROUND: Use of electronic health records (EHRs) is associated with physician stress and burnout. While emergency departments and subspecialists have used scribes to address this issue, little is known about the impact of scribes in academic primary care. OBJECTIVE: Assess the impact of a scribe on physician and patient satisfaction at an academic general internal medicine (GIM) clinic. DESIGN: Prospective, pre-post-pilot study. During the 3-month pilot, physicians had clinic sessions with and without a scribe...
April 26, 2018: Journal of General Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29697044/international-emergency-medical-teams-training-workshop-special-report
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Anthony Albina, Laura Archer, Marlène Boivin, Hilarie Cranmer, Kirsten Johnson, Gautham Krishnaraj, Anali Maneshi, Lisa Oddy, Lynda Redwood-Campbell, Rebecca Russell
The World Health Organization's (WHO; Geneva, Switzerland) Emergency Medical Team (EMT) Initiative created guidelines which define the basic procedures to be followed by personnel and teams, as well as the critical points to discuss before deploying a field hospital. However, to date, there is no formal standardized training program established for EMTs before deployment. Recognizing that the World Association of Disaster and Emergency Medicine (WADEM; Madison, Wisconsin USA) Congress brings together a diverse group of key stakeholders, a pre-Congress workshop was organized to seek out collective expertise and to identify key EMT training competencies for the future development of training programs and protocols...
April 26, 2018: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
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