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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634517/introduction-of-a-quality-improvement-curriculum-in-the-department-of-internal-medicine-lincoln-medical-center
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Usha Venugopal, Moiz Kasubhai, Vikram Paruchuri
Community hospitals with limited resources struggle to engage physicians in Quality improvement initiatives. We introduced Quality Improvement (QI) curriculum for residents in response to ACGME requirements and surveyed the residents understanding of QI and their involvement in QI projects before and after the introduction of the curriculum. The current article describes our experiences with the process, the challenges and possible solutions to have a successful resident led QI initiative in a community hospital...
January 2017: Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633382/detecting-predeath-grief-in-family-caregivers-of-persons-with-dementia-validity-and-utility-of-the-marwit-meuser-caregiver-grief-inventory-in-a-multiethnic-asian-population
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Tau Ming Liew, Beow Im Yeap, Gerald Choon-Huat Koh, Mihir Gandhi, Kheng Siew Tan, Nan Luo, Philip Yap
Background and Objectives: Coping with predeath grief (PDG) is an unmet need in caregivers of persons with dementia (PWD). The Marwit-Meuser Caregiver Grief Inventory (MM-CGI) and its abbreviated MM-CGI-Short-Form (MM-CGI-SF) are among the few empirically developed scales that detect PDG, yet they have not been substantially validated outside United States. We evaluated the reliability and validity of the PDG scales in a multiethnic Asian population distinct from that of United States...
June 15, 2017: Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632910/withdrawn-hypnosis-for-children-undergoing-dental-treatment
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Sharifa Al-Harasi, Paul F Ashley, David R Moles, Susan Parekh, Val Walters
BACKGROUND: Managing children is a challenge that many dentists face. Many non-pharmacological techniques have been developed to manage anxiety and behavioural problems in children, such us: 'tell, show & do', positive reinforcement, modelling and hypnosis. The use of hypnosis is generally an overlooked area, hence the need for this review. OBJECTIVES: This systematic review attempted to answer the question: What is the effectiveness of hypnosis (with or without sedation) for behaviour management of children who are receiving dental care in order to allow successful completion of treatment?Null hypothesis: Hypnosis has no effect on the outcome of dental treatment of children...
June 20, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632589/emergency-department-visits-following-elective-total-hip-and-knee-replacement-surgery-identifying-gaps-in-continuity-of-care
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Micaela A Finnegan, Robyn Shaffer, Austin Remington, Jereen Kwong, Catherine Curtin, Tina Hernandez-Boussard
BACKGROUND: Major joint replacement surgical procedures are common, elective procedures with a care episode that includes both inpatient readmissions and postoperative emergency department (ED) visits. Inpatient readmissions are well studied; however, to our knowledge, little is known about ED visits following these procedures. We sought to characterize 30-day ED visits following a major joint replacement surgical procedure. METHODS: We used administrative records from California, Florida, and New York, from 2010 through 2012, to identify adults undergoing total knee and hip arthroplasty...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632238/attitudes-among-nurses-toward-the-integration-of-complementary-medicine-into-supportive-cancer-care
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Eran Ben-Arye, Bella Shulman, Yael Eilon, Rachel Woitiz, Victoria Cherniak, Ilanit Shalom Sharabi, Osnat Sher, Hiba Reches, Yfat Katz, Michal Arad, Elad Schiff, Noah Samuels, Ofer Caspi, Shahar Lev-Ari, Moshe Frenkel, Abed Agbarya, Hana Admi
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: To explore the attitudes of nurses treating patients with cancer regarding the use of complementary and integrative medicine (CIM) therapies to reduce symptoms and improve quality of life (QOL). 
. DESIGN: Prospective and descriptive.
 
. SETTING: 12 hospital and community care settings in Israel. 
. SAMPLE: 973 nurses working in oncology and non-oncology departments.
. METHODS: A 26-item questionnaire was administered to a convenience sample of nurses treating patients with cancer...
July 1, 2017: Oncology Nursing Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632012/medical-school-outcomes-primary-care-specialty-choice-and-practice-in-medically-underserved-areas-by-physician-alumni-of-medprep-a-postbaccalaureate-premedical-program-for-underrepresented-and-disadvantaged-students
#6
Anneke M Metz
PROBLEM: Minorities continue to be underrepresented as physicians in medicine, and the United States currently has a number of medically underserved communities. MEDPREP, a postbaccalaureate medical school preparatory program for socioeconomically disadvantaged or underrepresented in medicine students, has a stated mission to increase the numbers of physicians from minority or disadvantaged backgrounds and physicians working with underserved populations. This study aims to determine how MEDPREP enhances U...
March 2, 2017: Teaching and Learning in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629488/supporting-in-an-existential-crisis-a-mixed-methods-evaluation-of-a-training-model-in-palliative-care
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Lisa Sand, Mariann Olsson, Peter Strang
BACKGROUND: Palliative care staff often report that they lack the skills and confidence to provide support during an existential crisis. Consequently, there is a definite need for a training program in this area. OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to investigate whether a training model could give palliative care staff increased knowledge, awareness, and preparedness-all useful tools for providing support. METHODS: A mixed-methods research design was used...
June 20, 2017: Palliative & Supportive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628533/the-association-between-activity-limitation-stages-and-admission-to-facilities-providing-long-term-care-among-older-medicare-beneficiaries
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Jibby E Kurichi, Joel E Streim, Dawei Xie, Sean Hennessy, Ling Na, Debra Saliba, Qiang Pan, Pui L Kwong, Hillary R Bogner
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to examine whether activity limitation stages are associated with admission to facilities providing long-term care (LTC). DESIGN: Cohort study using Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey data from the 2005-2009 entry panels. A total of 14,580 community-dwelling Medicare beneficiaries 65 years or older were included. Proportional subhazard models examined associations between activity limitation stages and time to first LTC admission, adjusting for baseline sociodemographics and health conditions...
July 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623114/characterizing-the-relationship-between-surgical-resident-and-faculty-perceptions-of-autonomy-in-the-operating-room
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Katelyn A Young, Samantha M Lane, John E Widger, Nina M Neuhaus, James T Dove, Marcus Fluck, Marie A Hunsinger, Joseph A Blansfield, Mohsen M Shabahang
OBJECTIVE: Characterize the concordance among faculty and resident perceptions of surgical case complexity, resident technical performance, and autonomy in a diverse sample of general surgery procedures using case-specific evaluations. DESIGN: A prospective study was conducted in which a faculty surgeon and surgical resident independently completed a postoperative assessment examining case complexity, resident operative performance (Milestone assessment) and autonomy (Zwisch model)...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623052/how-physicians-draw-satisfaction-and-overcome-barriers-in-their-practices-it-sustains-me
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William T Branch, Amy B Weil, MaryAnn C Gilligan, Debra K Litzelman, Janet P Hafler, Margaret Plews-Ogan, Elizabeth A Rider, Lars G Osterberg, Dana Dunne, Arthur R Derse, J Richard Pittman, Richard M Frankel
OBJECTIVE: Major reorganizations of medical practice today challenge physicians' ability to deliver compassionate care. We sought to understand how physicians who completed an intensive faculty development program in medical humanism sustain their humanistic practices. METHODS: Program completers from 8 U.S. medical schools wrote reflections in answer to two open-ended questions addressing their personal motivations and the barriers that impeded their humanistic practice and teaching...
June 8, 2017: Patient Education and Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622475/racial-differences-in-the-association-between-maternal-antenatal-depression-and-preterm-birth-risk-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Collette N Ncube, Daniel A Enquobahrie, Amelia R Gavin
BACKGROUND: In the United States, racial/ethnic disparities in preterm birth (PTB) are well documented, but explanations for why the disparity persists remain to be fully explored. We examined racial/ethnic differences in the association of maternal antenatal depression with PTB (<37 completed weeks of gestation) risk. METHODS: In a prospective cohort study, participants (n = 2073) included non-Hispanic (NH) black, NH white, Asian, and Hispanic women who received prenatal care at a university obstetric clinic January 2004-March 2010, and delivered at the university's hospital...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621809/primary-care-visit-use-after-positive-fecal-immunochemical-test-for-colorectal-cancer-screening
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Grace Clarke Hillyer, Christopher D Jensen, Wei K Zhao, Alfred I Neugut, Benjamin Lebwohl, Jasmin A Tiro, Lawrence H Kushi, Douglas A Corley
BACKGROUND: For some patients, positive cancer screening test results can be a stressful experience that can affect future screening compliance and increase the use of health care services unrelated to medically indicated follow-up. METHODS: Among 483,216 individuals aged 50 to 75 years who completed a fecal immunochemical test to screen for colorectal cancer at a large integrated health care setting between 2007 and 2011, the authors evaluated whether a positive test was associated with a net change in outpatient primary care visit use within the year after screening...
June 16, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619417/point-of-care-testing-for-anemia-diabetes-and-hypertension-a-pharmacy-based-model-in-lima-peru
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Enrique M Saldarriaga, Elisabeth Vodicka, Sayda La Rosa, Maria Valderrama, Patricia J Garcia
BACKGROUND: Prevention and control of chronic diseases is a high priority for many low- and middle-income countries. This study evaluated the feasibility and acceptability of training pharmacy workers to provide point-of-care testing for 3 chronic diseases-hypertension, diabetes, and anemia-to improve disease detection and awareness through private pharmacies. METHODS: We developed a multiphase training curriculum for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to build capacity for identification of risk factors, patient education, point-of-care testing, and referral for abnormal results...
March 2017: Annals of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619405/treating-childhood-malnutrition-in-rural-haiti-program-outcomes-and-obstacles
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C Nicholas Cuneo, Emily Dansereau, Anand R Habib, Mary Davies, Samuel Ware, Kenneth Kornetsky
BACKGROUND: Haiti has the worst malnutrition rate in the Western hemisphere. In October 2010, a cholera epidemic erupted and spread rapidly throughout the country, straining Haiti's already fragile health infrastructure across all levels of care. This study reviews data from an outpatient therapeutic feeding program (OTP) for acute childhood malnutrition at a clinic in rural Haiti with a focus on the effect of the 2010 cholera epidemic on program operations. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was conducted for the complete set of patients who were enrolled in the OTP from its inception in March 2009 through January 2014...
March 2017: Annals of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618040/optimising-implementation-of-a-patient-assessment-framework-for-emergency-nurses-a-mixed-method-study
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Belinda Munroe, Kate Curtis, Thomas Buckley, Melinda Lewis, Lou Atkins
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To determine potential facilitators and barriers and tailor interventions to optimise future implementation of a patient-assessment framework into emergency nursing practice. BACKGROUND: An evidence-informed patient-assessment framework HIRAID (History, Identify Red flags, Assessment, Interventions, Diagnostics, communication and reassessment) improves the quality of patient assessments performed by emergency nurses. Facilitators and barriers must be understood and tailored interventions selected to optimise implementation...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617944/inequity-in-timing-of-prenatal-screening-in-new-zealand-who-are-our-most-vulnerable
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Olivia Payne, Avinesh Pillai, Michelle Wise, Peter Stone
BACKGROUND: In New Zealand (NZ), Maori and Pacific women are less likely to complete prenatal screening for Down's syndrome and other aneuploidies than other ethnic groups. Young women <20 have low rates of completed screening compared with women >20 years. Women living in deprived areas have lower completed screen rates than women living in more affluent areas. Combined first trimester screening has a superior sensitivity (85%) compared with second trimester screening (75%) for trisomy 21...
June 15, 2017: Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617943/long-term-impact-of-childhood-selective-dorsal-rhizotomy-on-pain-fatigue-and-function-a-case-control-study
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Alecia K Daunter, Anna L Kratz, Edward A Hurvitz
AIM: Selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR) is a surgical treatment for spasticity in children with cerebral palsy (CP). Studies suggest long-lasting effects of SDR on spasticity; long-term effects on symptoms and function are not clear. This study tested whether adults with CP (average 22y after SDR) report less pain, fatigue, and functional decline than a retrospectively assessed non-surgical comparison group. METHOD: This was a case-control study. Eighty-eight adults with CP (mean age 27y; SDR=38 male/female/missing=20/16/2; non-surgical [comparison]=50, male/female=19/31) recruited from a tertiary care center and the community completed a battery of self-reported outcome measures...
June 15, 2017: Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617730/eye-symptom-questionnaire-to-evaluate-anterior-eye-health
#18
Maria A Woodward, Nita G Valikodath, Paula Anne Newman-Casey, Leslie M Niziol, David C Musch, Paul P Lee
OBJECTIVES: Ophthalmologists assess eye complaints with a careful history and eye examination; however, other types of physicians have limited tools to evaluate anterior segment (AS) eye diseases. We identified the eye symptom questions that providers should ask to help determine the presence and urgency of AS eye diseases. METHODS: Persons with and without AS disease completed a self-report eye symptom questionnaire (ESQ) based on the National Institutes of Health Toolbox symptom items in an academic center's corneal and comprehensive eye clinics...
June 14, 2017: Eye & Contact Lens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617721/analysis-of-a-physician-led-team-based-care-model-for-the-treatment-of-glaucoma
#19
Nelson S Winkler, Gena M Damento, Sunil S Khanna, David O Hodge, Cheryl L Khanna
PURPOSE: To determine the effect of a protocol for a new physician-led, team-based glaucoma care model implemented in 2008 at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota (MCR), to increase conformance with the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) Preferred Practice Pattern guidelines for treatment of primary open-angle glaucoma. METHODS: Records of 591 patients with newly diagnosed glaucoma were assessed retrospectively for the completion of 9 AAO Preferred Practice Pattern recommended metrics including measured corneal thickness, intraocular pressure (IOP), cup to disk ratio, visual acuity, recorded IOP target, gonioscopy, fundus photos, ocular coherence tomography, and visual field in the 3 years before and 3 years after protocol implementation...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Glaucoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617024/evaluating-transformation-with-available-resources-the-influence-of-apex-on-depression-screening
#20
Peter C Smith, Shandra M Brown Levey, Corey Lyon
OBJECTIVE: The University of Colorado developed and piloted a team-based primary care delivery model called ambulatory process excellence (APEX) in a family medicine residency in 2015. We evaluated its impact on depression screening using found data and tools readily available to practice-based evaluators. METHOD: The APEX model calls for 5 medical assistants (MAs) supporting 2 providers. MAs have dedicated time to provide delegated care, including depression screening with 2 versions of the Patient Health Questionnaire: PHQ-2 and PHQ-9...
June 2017: Families, Systems & Health: the Journal of Collaborative Family Healthcare
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