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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099052/mhealth-intervention-elements-and-user-characteristics-determine-utility-a-mixed-methods-analysis
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Lyndsay A Nelson, Shelagh A Mulvaney, Kevin B Johnson, Chandra Y Osborn
BACKGROUND: Mobile health (mHealth) interventions are improving the medication adherence of adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), but few studies examine how users experience these interventions. Therefore, we used a mixed-methods approach to understand how T2DM users experience a text messaging and interactive voice response (IVR)-delivered medication adherence intervention called MEssaging for Diabetes (MED). METHODS: Adults with T2DM used MED as part of a 3-month pilot study...
January 2017: Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061918/clinical-experience-and-learning-style-of-flight-nurse-and-aeromedical-evacuation-technician-students
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Marla J De Jong, Susan F Dukes, Karey M Dufour, Darcy L Mortimer
BACKGROUND: The clinical experience and preferred learning style of U.S. Air Force flight nurses and aeromedical evacuation technicians are unknown. METHODS: Using a cross-sectional survey design, we gathered data regarding the clinical experience, level of comfort providing clinical care, and preferred learning style of 77 active duty (AD), Air Force Reserve (AFR), and Air National Guard (ANG) nurses enrolled in the U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine Flight Nurse course, and 121 AD, AFR, and ANG medical technicians enrolled in the Aeromedical Evacuation Technician course...
January 1, 2017: Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040097/hospital-based-multidisciplinary-youth-mentoring-and-medical-exposure-program-positively-influences-and-reinforces-health-care-career-choice-the-reach-one-each-one-program-early-experience
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Omar K Danner, Carl Lokko, Felicia Mobley, Montreka Dansby, Michael Maze, Brene' Bradley, Elizabeth Williams, Leslie Ray Matthews, Emma Harrington, Lisa Mack, Clarence Clark, Ken Wilson, Derrick Beech, Sheryl Heron, Ed Childs
BACKGROUND: According to the National Center for Educational Statistics, underrepresented minorities (URMs) are more likely to leave science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields at higher rates than their peers during undergraduate studies. Many institutions of higher learning have implemented pipeline programs aimed at preparing and inspiring high school and college aged students in select careers in health sciences with varying levels of success. Research has shown that a health care workforce that mirrors the community they serve is more effective in reducing health disparities and increasing positive health outcomes...
December 14, 2016: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974078/operation-canine-lifeline-recommendations-for-enhancing-prehospital-care-for-government-working-dogs
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Teija Corse, Chelsea Firth, John Burke, Kenneth Schor, James F Koterski, Sabrina McGraw, Nancy Vincent-Johnson, Lori Gordon
Operation Canine Lifeline was a tabletop exercise developed by students and faculty of Boston University School of Medicine's Healthcare Emergency Management master's program. The tabletop exercise led to discussion on current protocols for canines working in the field, what occurs if a canine encounters a toxin in the field, and what to do in situations of national security that require working with civilian agencies. This discussion led to the creation of a set of recommendations around providing prehospital veterinary care to government working dogs...
December 15, 2016: Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873137/casper-an-online-pre-interview-screen-for-personal-professional-characteristics-prediction-of-national-licensure-scores
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Kelly L Dore, Harold I Reiter, Sharyn Kreuger, Geoffrey R Norman
Typically, only a minority of applicants to health professional training are invited to interview. However, pre-interview measures of cognitive skills predict for national licensure scores (Gauer et al. in Med Educ Online 21 2016) and subsequently licensure scores predict for performance in practice (Tamblyn et al. in JAMA 288(23): 3019-3026, 2002; Tamblyn et al. in JAMA 298(9):993-1001, 2007). Assessment of personal and professional characteristics, with the same psychometric rigour of measures of cognitive abilities, are needed upstream in the selection to health profession training programs...
November 21, 2016: Advances in Health Sciences Education: Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860526/medication-identification-in-pediatric-asthma-med-id-the-reliability-and-validity-of-a-novel-screening-tool
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Sean M Frey, I Diana Fernandez, Deborah J Ossip, Jill S Halterman
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the reliability and validity of MED ID, a novel survey assessing caregiver-perceived ability to identify inhaled asthma medications. METHODS: We analyzed baseline data from the School-Based Asthma Care for Teens (SB-ACT) trial in Rochester, NY. Caregivers of adolescents with persistent asthma named the inhaled medications used by their child, and identified medications on a pictorial chart. Accurate identification was defined as completed matches between listed names and selected images...
November 18, 2016: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859510/pulmonary-abnormalities-as-a-result-of-exposure-to-libby-amphibole-during-childhood-and-adolescence-the-pre-adult-latency-study-pals
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Jaime Szeinuk, Curtis W Noonan, Claudia I Henschke, Jean Pfau, Brad Black, Albert Miller, David F Yankelevitz, Mingzhu Liang, Ying Liu, Rowena Yip, Laura Linker, Tracy McNew, Raja M Flores
BACKGROUND: The purpose of Pre-Adult Latency Study was to evaluate lung findings among adults who had been environmentally exposed to Libby Amphibole only during childhood and adolescence. METHODS: Recruitment was restricted to volunteers who attended primary and/or secondary school, lived in Libby, MT, prior to age 23 years for males and 21 years for females and subsequently left the area. Subjects completed exposure and respiratory questionnaires, underwent pulmonary function tests (PFTs), and chest CT scans...
January 2017: American Journal of Industrial Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27779316/work-related-illness-and-injury-claims-among-nationally-certified-athletic-trainers-reported-to-washington-and-california-from-2001-to-2011
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Kristen L Kucera, Karen G Roos, Jennifer M Hootman, Hester J Lipscomb, John M Dement, Barbara A Silverstein
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the work-related injury and illnesses experienced by certified athletic trainers (AT). METHODS: The incidence and characteristics of injury/illness claims filed in two workers' compensation systems were described from 2001 to 2011. Yearly populations at risk were estimated from National Athletic Trainers' Association membership statistics. Incidence rate ratios (IRR) were reported by job setting. RESULTS: Claims were predominantly for traumatic injuries and disorders (82...
December 2016: American Journal of Industrial Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27737721/children-in-the-syrian-civil-war-the-familial-educational-and-public-health-impact-of-ongoing-violence
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Abdallah Mohamed Elsafti, Gerlant van Berlaer, Mohammad Al Safadi, Michel Debacker, Ronald Buyl, Atef Redwan, Ives Hubloue
OBJECTIVE: The Syrian civil war since 2011 has led to one of the most complex humanitarian emergencies in history. The objective of this study was to document the impact of the conflict on the familial, educational, and public health state of Syrian children. METHODS: A cross-sectional observational study was conducted in May 2015. Health care workers visited families with a prospectively designed data sheet in 4 Northern Syrian governorates. RESULTS: The 1001 children included in this study originated from Aleppo (41%), Idleb (36%), Hamah (15%), and Lattakia (8%)...
December 2016: Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27711978/development-and-validation-of-an-assessment-tool-for-a-national-young-worker-curriculum
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Rebecca J Guerin, Andrea H Okun, Patricia Kelley
BACKGROUND: An online, multiple-choice assessment was developed and validated for Youth@Work-Talking Safety, a NIOSH curriculum that equips middle and high school students with foundational workplace safety and health knowledge and skills. METHODS: Classical Test Theory was used for the test development and validation; the Jaeger method was used for cut score determination. A total of 118 multiple-choice items were developed to measure the acquisition of knowledge and skills taught through the NIOSH curriculum...
November 2016: American Journal of Industrial Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27692355/mini-medical-school-programs-influence-on-students-desire-to-pursue-medicine
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Angela Chang, Garrett Cavanaugh, Neil S Kumar, Margaret Lee, David Stein, Mary K Mulcahey
PURPOSE: Mini-Medical school programs have become an increasingly popular means of encouraging high-school students to consider medical professions. However, there is little research evaluating the long-term effect of these programs on influencing career choice. The purpose of our study was to determine the motivational factors for attending the Mini-Medical school programs at our institution, student satisfaction with their experience, and whether it impacts intended secondary education and career choices...
2016: Journal of the National Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27682008/the-sewol-ferry-disaster-experiences-of-a-community-based-hospital-in-ansan-city
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Jong-Hak Park, Hanjin Cho, Joo Yeong Kim, Joo-Hyun Song, Sungwoo Moon, Sang Hoon Cha, Byung-Min Choi, Chang-Su Han, Young-Hoon Ko, Hongjae Lee
The Sewol ferry disaster is one of the most tragic events in Korea's modern history. Among the 476 people on board, which included Danwon High School students (324) and teachers (14), 304 passengers died in the disaster (295 recovered corpses and 9 missing) and 172 survived. Of the rescued survivors, 72 were attending Danwon High School, located in Ansan City, and residing in a residence nearby. Because the students were young, emotionally susceptible adolescents, both the government and the parents requested the students be grouped together at a single hospital capable of appropriate psychiatric care...
September 29, 2016: Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27666525/disaster-preparedness-among-university-students-in-guangzhou-china-assessment-of-status-and-demand-for-disaster-education
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Yibing Tan, Xiaolan Liao, Haihao Su, Chun Li, Jiagen Xiang, Zhaoyang Dong
OBJECTIVE: This study had 2 aims. First, we evaluated the current levels of disaster preparedness among university students in southern China. Second, we assessed students' demands for future disaster education. In addition, we examined the influence of demographic factors on current disaster preparedness status and demand. METHODS: A cross-sectional design was used. The data were collected from 1893 students in 10 universities in the Guangzhou Higher Education Mega (GHEM) center...
September 26, 2016: Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27641448/a-survey-of-disaster-medical-education-in-osteopathic-medical-school-curricula
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Steven J Parrillo, Doran Christensen, Howard S Teitelbaum, Erik S Glassman
Parrillo SJ , Christensen D , Teitelbaum HS , Glassman ES . A survey of disaster medical education in osteopathic medical school curricula. Prehosp Disaster Med. 2016;31(6):581-582.
December 2016: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27634695/compilation-of-cognitive-and-personality-norms-for-military-aviators
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Thomas R Carretta, Raymond E King, Malcolm James Ree, Mark S Teachout, Erica Barto
INTRODUCTION: The assessment of individuals on abilities or other characteristics is based on comparison to a representative sample. General population norms provide an appropriate reference group when the distribution of scores in the sample can be expected to be similar to those for the general population (e.g., comparing high school students at a particular school to national high school norms on a college entrance test). Specialized norms are needed, however, when subsets of the population differ from the population at large...
September 2016: Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27621502/ranolazine-induced-reversible-t-wave-inversions-with-prolonged-qtc-interval-progressive-multifocal-leukoencephalopathy-linked-to-fingolimod-losartan-induced-sprue-like-enteropathy-nivolumab-induced-psoriasiform-skin-eruption-hepatitis-b-reactivation-with-hepatitis
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EDITORIAL
Michael A Mancano
The purpose of this feature is to heighten awareness of specific adverse drug reactions (ADRs), discuss methods of prevention, and promote reporting of ADRs to the US Food and Drug Administration's (FDA's) MED WATCH program (800-FDA-1088). If you have reported an interesting, preventable ADR to MED WATCH, please consider sharing the account with our readers. Write to Dr. Mancano at ISMP, 200 Lakeside Drive, Suite 200, Horsham, PA 19044 (phone: 215-707-4936; e-mail: mmancano@temple.edu). Your report will be published anonymously unless otherwise requested...
November 2015: Hospital Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27609065/comparison-of-trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole-versus-placebo-for-uncomplicated-skin-abscesses
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Michael Gottlieb
: Clinical question In patients with uncomplicated abscesses receiving incision and drainage, does the addition of trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole result in improved clinical resolution at 7 to 14 days after treatment when compared with placebo? Article chosen Talan DA, Mower WR, Krishnadasan A, et al. Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole versus placebo for uncomplicated skin abscess. N Engl J Med 2016;374(9):823-32. OBJECTIVE: The primary objective of this study was to compare the clinical cure rates at 7 to 14 days after the end of the treatment period among patients receiving either trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (TMP-SMX) or placebo...
September 9, 2016: CJEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27585493/can-individualized-learning-plans-in-an-advanced-clinical-experience-course-for-fourth-year-medical-students-foster-self-directed-learning
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Maribeth B Chitkara, Daniel Satnick, Wei-Hsin Lu, Howard Fleit, Roderick A Go, Latha Chandran
BACKGROUND: Residency programs have utilized Individualized Learning Plans (ILPs) to customize resident education while undergraduate medical education has not done so in a meaningful way. We discuss the use of ILPs within a fourth year medical school course to facilitate self-directed learning (SDL). METHODS: At Stony Brook University School of Medicine, an ILP component was added to the Advanced Clinical Experience (ACE) course for fourth year students. Each completed an ILP outlining personal learning goals and strategies to achieve them...
September 1, 2016: BMC Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27579352/-peer2peer-a-university-program-for-knowledge-transfer-and-consultation-in-dealing-with-psychosocial-crises-in-med-school-and-medical-career
#19
Christian Vajda
OBJECTIVE: Medical students are exposed to various psychosocial problems and challenges. Specific consultations services and programs can support them. "Peer2Peer" is such a consultation program and was implemented at the Medical University of Graz. It focusses on crisis intervention, psychosocial stress management, junior mentoring as well as student education in this field. Besides, it also offers student tutors of the program practical skills trainings. The program was restructured in winter term 2014/15...
2016: GMS Journal for Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27511607/improving-team-performance-for-public-health-preparedness
#20
Megan Peck, Mickey Scullard, Craig Hedberg, Emily Moilanen, Deborah Radi, William Riley, Paige Anderson Bowen, Cheryl Petersen-Kroeber, Louise Stenberg, Debra K Olson
OBJECTIVE: Between May 2010 and September 2011, the University of Minnesota School of Public Health partnered with the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) to assess the effect of exercises on team performance during public health emergency response. METHODS: Participants were divided into 3 research teams exposed to various levels of intervention. Groups consisted of a control group that was given standard MDH training exercises, a didactic group exposed to team dynamics and communication training, and a treatment group that received the didactic training in addition to a post-exercise facilitated debriefing...
August 11, 2016: Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness
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