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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933151/improving-asthma-care-in-a-pediatric-resident-clinic
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Julia Lee, Albina Gogo, Daniel Tancredi, Erik Fernandez Y Garcia, Ulfat Shaikh
There is variation in pediatric asthma management in the outpatient setting. Adherence to national asthma guidelines provides a systematic standardized approach to asthma management. There is a gap between usual and guideline-consistent asthma care in resident clinics. Practice improvement modules aimed at improving resident physician adherence to asthma care guidelines have not been consistently utilized and have not yet been studied. Our aim was to increase guideline consistent care in our pediatric resident clinic in a twelve-month period via increasing performance on the following measures to 75%: spirometry testing; influenza immunization recommendation; level of control assessed through the use of a standardized questionnaire; appropriate medications per national guideline; and use of written asthma action plans...
2016: BMJ Quality Improvement Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931560/a-kerala-model-for-cardiovascular-research
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REVIEW
Geevar Zachariah, Mohanan Padinharepurayil, Krishnan Mangalath Narayanan
India's contribution to cardiovascular research has been dismal with a share of only 1% of total number of papers published in the world during the period 1999-2008. Based on two recent studies published from Kerala, the Kerala ACS Registry and the CSI Kerala CRP Study and four other studies being undertaken in Kerala, we think that a Kerala model for cardiovascular research can be conceptualized. This model which consists of funding by professional organization of cardiologists with wide participation of cardiologists, physicians, health workers, nurses, and in some situations general public, logistics looked after by a central coordinator and study design by panel of experts or institutions of repute in the region and carried out at low cost can be considered for implementation in rest of India...
November 2016: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920408/asthma-and-other-allergic-diseases-among-saudi-schoolchildren-in-najran-the-need-for-a-comprehensive-intervention-program
#3
Jobran M Alqahtani
BACKGROUND: In the last three decades, an increasing incidence of allergic diseases has been associated with increasing morbidity and mortality in children and young adults. OBJECTIVES: The study aimed to investigate the prevalence and risk factors associated with allergic diseases among Saudi schoolchildren in the southwestern Saudi region of Najran, and to determine the sensitization of patients to a set of allergens. DESIGN: Cross-sectional observational study...
November 2016: Annals of Saudi Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917716/antithrombotic-treatment-management-in-patients-with-intracerebral-hemorrhage-reversal-and-restart
#4
Dimitrios Giakoumettis, George A Alexiou, Dimitrios A Vrachatis, Kostas Themistoklis, Pantelis Stathis, Manolis Vavuranakis, Marios S Themistocleous
BACKGROUND: Intracerebral hemorrhage is the pathological accumulation of blood within the brain. It is a type of stroke more likely to be lethal or to severely disable the patient and results from a wide variety of causes. On the other hand antithrombotic therapy is used for the prevention or/and the therapy of thromboembolic episodes. Antithrombotic drugs are very effective in reducing risk or mortality rate after a thromboembolic event, yet they are associated with significant hemorrhages...
December 5, 2016: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914125/having-a-physician-rather-than-a-place-as-a-usual-source-of-care-would-be-better-from-2012-korea-health-panel-data
#5
Kyeong Min Kim, Hyunsoo Jeon, Jae Ho Lee
A usual source of care (USC) in primary care improves health care quality and can result in improved health. However, current research about the type of USC (place only vs. physician with a place) is insufficient as an evidence to support the value of primary care. We analyzed data from the 2012 Korea Health Panel survey of adults aged 18 years or older (n = 11,873) who reported whether having a USC or not to compare the effects by type of USC on medical care use and out-of-pocket costs. Descriptive analysis showed significant differences in the distributions of sociodemographic and health status factors except frequency of outpatient visit by type of USC...
January 2017: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913942/out-migration-and-attrition-of-physicians-and-dentists-before-and-after-eu-accession-2003-and-2011-the-case-of-hungary
#6
Júlia Varga
This paper employs a large-scale, individual-level, panel dataset to analyse the effect of EU accession on the probability of out-migration on the part of Hungarian physicians and dentists between 2003 and 2011. The study uses event history modelling and competing risk models. The results show that EU accession did not at the time affect the probability of out-migration while after the end of the transitional period of restrictions on the free movement of labour from the new EU member states to Austria and Germany, the probability of doctors' migration increased considerably...
December 2, 2016: European Journal of Health Economics: HEPAC: Health Economics in Prevention and Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906771/postoperative-rehabilitation-of-low-energy-hip-fractures-in-the-elderly
#7
Robert H Quinn, Pekka A Mooar, Jayson N Murray, Ryan Pezold, Kaitlyn S Sevarino
Evidence-based information, in conjunction with the clinical expertise of physicians, was used to develop the Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) document Postoperative Rehabilitation of Low Energy Hip Fractures in the Elderly to improve patient care and obtain the best outcomes while considering the subtleties and distinctions necessary in making clinical decisions. The AUC clinical patient scenarios were derived from patient indications that typically accompany hip fractures, as well as from current evidence-based clinical practice guidelines and supporting literature...
November 30, 2016: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905932/adaptation-and-validation-of-the-instrument-clinical-learning-environment-and-supervision-for-medical-students-in-primary-health-care
#8
Eva Öhman, Hassan Alinaghizadeh, Päivi Kaila, Håkan Hult, Gunnar H Nilsson, Helena Salminen
BACKGROUND: Clinical learning takes place in complex socio-cultural environments that are workplaces for the staff and learning places for the students. In the clinical context, the students learn by active participation and in interaction with the rest of the community at the workplace. Clinical learning occurs outside the university, therefore is it important for both the university and the student that the student is given opportunities to evaluate the clinical placements with an instrument that allows evaluation from many perspectives...
December 1, 2016: BMC Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904260/sonographic-identification-of-peripheral-nerves-in-the-forearm
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Saundra A Jackson, Charlotte Derr, Anthony De Lucia, Marvin Harris, Zuheily Closser, Branko Miladinovic, Rahul Mhaskar, Theresa Jorgensen, Lori Green
BACKGROUND: With the growing utilization of ultrasonography in emergency medicine combined with the concern over adequate pain management in the emergency department (ED), ultrasound guidance for peripheral nerve blockade in ED is an area of increasing interest. The medical literature has multiple reports supporting the use of ultrasound guidance in peripheral nerve blocks. However, to perform a peripheral nerve block, one must first be able to reliably identify the specific nerve before the procedure...
October 2016: Journal of Emergencies, Trauma, and Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899071/having-a-usual-source-of-care-and-its-associated-factors-in-korean-adults-a-cross-sectional-study-of-the-2012-korea-health-panel-survey
#10
Ah Reum An, Kyoungwoo Kim, Jae-Ho Lee, Nak-Jin Sung, Sang-Il Lee, Min Kyung Hyun
BACKGROUND: Usual source of care (USC) is one of the hallmarks of primary care. We aimed to examine the status of having a USC and its patient-related sociodemographic factors among Korean adults. METHODS: Data were obtained from the 2012 Korea Health Panel survey. Panel participants were selected for the study who were aged 18 years or older and who replied to questionnaire items on having a USC (n = 11,935). RESULTS: Of the participants, 21...
November 29, 2016: BMC Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895058/diagnosis-and-management-of-aml-in-adults-2017-eln-recommendations-from-an-international-expert-panel
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Hartmut Döhner, Elihu Estey, David Grimwade, Sergio Amadori, Frederick R Appelbaum, Thomas Büchner, Hervé Dombret, Benjamin L Ebert, Pierre Fenaux, Richard A Larson, Ross L Levine, Francesco Lo-Coco, Tomoki Naoe, Dietger Niederwieser, Gert J Ossenkoppele, Miguel Sanz, Jorge Sierra, Martin S Tallman, Hwei-Fang Tien, Andrew H Wei, Bob Löwenberg, Clara D Bloomfield
The first edition of the European LeukemiaNet (ELN) recommendations for diagnosis and management of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in adults published in 2010 has found broad acceptance by physicians and investigators caring for patients with AML. Recent advances, for example, in the discovery of the genomic landscape of the disease, in the development of assays for genetic testing and for detecting minimal residual disease, as well as in the development of novel anti-leukemic agents, prompted an international panel to provide updated evidence- and expert opinion-based recommendations...
November 28, 2016: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891605/are-two-heads-better-than-one-or-do-too-many-cooks-spoil-the-broth-the-trade-off-between-physician-division-of-labor-and-patient-continuity-of-care-for-older-adults-with-complex-chronic-conditions
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Kenton J Johnston, Jason M Hockenberry
OBJECTIVE: To examine the effects of physician division of labor and patient continuity of care (COC) on the care quality and outcomes of older adults with complex chronic conditions. DATA SOURCES/STUDY SETTING: Seven years (2006-2012) of panel data from the Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey (MCBS). STUDY DESIGN: Regression models were used to estimate the effect of the specialty-type of physicians involved in annual patient evaluation and management, as well as patient COC, on simultaneous care processes and following year outcomes...
December 2016: Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891385/when-pulmonary-function-test-is-available-should-we-wait-for-the-copd-symptoms-to-develop
#13
REVIEW
Varshil Mehta, Nimit Desai, Smit Patel
Adolescent smokers are more likely to be addicted to nicotine and develop a chronic habit. Chronic smoking has a direct impact on quality of life and life expectancy. Repeated environmental exposure and smoke inhalation can be deleterious to health. In order to evaluate the core functioning of the lungs, Pulmonary Function Tests (PFTs) are conducted. This panel of tests should be advised for all patients complaining of shortness of breath. Since clinical features resulting from chronic smoking tend to appear late in the course of the disease, PFTs are immensely useful for early identification of abnormalities in asymptomatic adult smokers...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889359/elevated-liver-enzymes-emergency-department-focused-management
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Eric Sulava, Samuel Bergin, Brit Long, Alex Koyfman
BACKGROUND: Liver function test (LFT) abnormalities are a common problem faced by emergency physicians. This has become more common with the introduction of laboratory panels and automated routine laboratory testing. Fortunately, not all patients with irregularities in liver enzymes possess underlying pathology. This emergency medicine focused review provides a discussion of the various biochemical tests, their underlying biological basis, and an algorithmic approach to the interpretation of abnormalities...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889335/knowledge-perspectives-and-attitudes-about-allergen-specific-immunotherapy-for-respiratory-allergic-disease-among-paediatricians-in-turkey
#15
S Işık, A Çağlar, B Eroğlu-Filibeli, Ş Çağlayan-Sözmen, Z Arıkan-Ayyıldız, S Asilsoy, N Uzuner
BACKGROUND: Allergen-specific immunotherapy (ASI) is the only effective treatment for allergic respiratory diseases which has the potential to change the natural course of the disease. In this present study we aimed to evaluate the paediatricians' knowledge, perspectives and attitudes about ASI for allergic respiratory diseases. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study was conducted between September 2014 - January 2015. A survey of 25 questions assessing paediatricians' knowledge, perceptions and attitudes about ASI was developed by an expert panel and applied by physicians in hospitals in Izmir, Turkey, where the paediatricians work...
November 23, 2016: Allergologia et Immunopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889267/attribution-2-0-whose-complication-is-it
#16
Greg Hambright, Theresa Jackson, Vaidehi Agrawal, Antonio Arazosa, Benjamin Newman, Michael S Truitt
BACKGROUND: Payment models aimed at improving quality and curbing costs are being deployed, and hospitals are evaluating complications more closely. To decrease complications, hospitals must first "attribute" them to a responsible party. Our study uses a rigorous approach to attribution in the trauma population. METHODS: Twelve months of complications were reviewed by a multidisciplinary panel. Physicians, patients, nursing, and the hospital were all incorporated into the model...
September 28, 2016: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888740/measuring-ultra-weak-photon-emission-as-a-non-invasive-diagnostic-tool-for-detecting-early-stage-type-2-diabetes-a-step-toward-personalized-medicine
#17
Mengmeng Sun, Eduard Van Wijk, Slavik Koval, Roeland Van Wijk, Min He, Mei Wang, Thomas Hankemeier, Jan van der Greef
The global prevalence of type 2 diabetes is estimated to reach 4.4% by 2030, placing a significant burden on our healthcare system. Therefore, the ability to identify patients in early stages of the disease is essential for both prevention and effective management, and diagnostic methods based on traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) may be suitable for identifying patients with early-stage type 2 diabetes. Here, a panel of three physicians trained in TCM classified 44 pre-diabetic subjects into three syndrome subtypes using TCM-based diagnostics...
November 17, 2016: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878690/willingness-to-pay-and-the-sensitivity-of-willingness-to-pay-for-interdisciplinary-musculoskeletal-clinics-a-contingent-valuation-study-in-quebec-canada
#18
Thomas G Poder, Jie He
Orthopedics is a discipline that requires a continuum of care in close collaboration with physicians, nurses, and healthcare professionals to ensure effective rehabilitation. In some cases, the wait time for a consultation may be very long, which can jeopardize the patient's rehabilitation and sometimes even cause complications that lead to a loss of autonomy. In Quebec, there is a severe shortage of healthcare professionals-and of orthopedic surgeons, in particular-specializing in musculoskeletal problems...
December 2016: Int J Health Econ Manag
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870473/development-of-practice-guidelines-for-psychological-interventions-in-the-rehabilitation-of-patients-with-oncological-disease-breast-prostate-or-colorectal-cancer-methods-and-results
#19
Christina Reese, Joachim Weis, Dieter Schmucker, Oskar Mittag
OBJECTIVE: The goal of this project was to develop evidence- and consensus-based practice guidelines for psychological interventions in the rehabilitation of patients with oncological disease (breast, prostate, or colorectal cancer). METHODS: First of all, we conducted a literature search and survey of all oncological rehabilitation centers in Germany (N = 145) to obtain a thorough perspective of the recent evidence, guidelines, the structural framework and practice of psychological services in oncological rehabilitation...
November 21, 2016: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864218/second-primary-malignancies-in-multiple-myeloma-an-overview-and-imwg-consensus
#20
REVIEW
P Musto, K C Anderson, M Attal, P G Richardson, A Badros, J Hou, R Comenzo, J Du, B G M Durie, J San Miguel, H Einsele, W M Chen, L Garderet, G Pietrantuono, J Hillengass, R A Kyle, P Moreau, J J Lahuerta, O Landgren, H Ludwig, A Larocca, A Mahindra, M Cavo, A Mazumder, P L McCarthy, A Nouel, S V Rajkumar, A Reiman, E R Serra, O Sezer, E Terpos, I Turesson, S Usmani, B M Weiss, A Palumbo
BACKGROUND: Therapeutic advancements following the introduction of autologous stem cell transplantation and 'novel' agents have significantly improved clinical outcomes for patients with multiple myeloma (MM). Increased life expectancy, however, has led to renewed concerns about the long-term risk of second primary malignancies (SPMs). This review outlines the most up-to-date knowledge of possible host-, disease-, and treatment-related risk factors for the development of SPMs in patients with MM, and provides practical recommendations to assist physicians...
November 17, 2016: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
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