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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046249/humoral-immunity-to-mumps-in-a-highly-vaccinated-population-in-taiwan
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Yu-Huai Ho, Chen-Chi Tsai, Ya-Wen Tsai, Yu-Chiang Wang, Tzou-Yien Lin, De-Jen Lee, Chih-Jung Chen
BACKGROUND: A resurgence of mumps was noted recently and outbreaks were increasingly reported in populations with high vaccine coverage. We aimed to evaluate the seroprevalence to mumps in Taiwan, where a two-dose childhood mumps-containing vaccine program, with a high coverage rate, had been implemented for >20 years. METHODS: The anti-mumps IgG was determined in 3552 participants of all ages in Taiwan. The age-specific seropositivity rates were calculated and the sociodemographic variables associated with the seronegative sera were analyzed with a logistic regression method...
October 7, 2017: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection, Wei Mian Yu Gan Ran za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042343/systems-based-training-in-graduate-medical-education-for-service-learning-in-the-state-legislature-in-the-united-states-pilot-study
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Shikhar H Shah, Maureen D Clark, Kimberly Hu, Jalene A Shoener, Joshua Fogel, William C Kling, James Ronayne
BACKGROUND: There is a dearth of advocacy training in graduate medical education in the United States. To address this void, the Legislative Education and Advocacy Development (LEAD) course was developed as an interprofessional experience, partnering a cohort of pediatrics residents, fourth-year medical students, and public health students to be trained in evidence-informed health policy making. OBJECTIVE: The objective of our study was to evaluate the usefulness and acceptability of a service-based legislative advocacy course...
October 17, 2017: JMIR Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29041957/how-should-we-give-vitamin-d-supplementation-evaluation-of-the-pediatricians-knowledge-in-turkey
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Gizem Kara Elitok, Lida Bulbul, Umut Zubarioglu, Evrim Kıray Bas, Duygu Acar, Sinan Uslu, Ali Bulbul
BACKGROUND: We aimed to determine the knowledge and attitudes of Turkish pediatricians concerning vitamin D supplement. METHODS: The study was planned cross-sectional to be carried out between April-May 2015 in Turkey. A questionnaire form that determined the participants' opinions and practices concerning vitamin D supplement was completed via face-to-face interview. RESULTS: A total of 107 pediatricians (49.3%) and 110 pediatric residents (50...
October 17, 2017: Italian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038132/provider-perspectives-of-high-quality-pediatric-hospital-to-home-transitions-for-children-and-youth-with-chronic-disease
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Carolyn C Foster, Elizabeth Jacob-Files, Kimberly C Arthur, Stephanie A Hillman, Todd C Edwards, Rita Mangione-Smith
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to describe health care providers' and hospital administrators' perspectives on how to improve pediatric hospital-to-home transitions for children and youth with chronic disease (CYCD). METHODS: Focus groups and key informant interviews of inpatient attending physicians, primary care physicians, pediatric residents, nurses, care coordinators, and social workers were conducted at a tertiary care children's hospital. Key informant interviews were performed with hospital administrators...
October 16, 2017: Hospital Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030927/suitability-of-the-forearm-for-non-invasive-blood-pressure-measurement-in-children
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David Greaney, Solmaz Nakhjavani, Fiona Desmond, Mark Tormey, Ian Dawkins, Brendan O'Hare
BACKGROUND: Measurement of forearm blood pressure (BP) in pediatric patients during general anesthesia is periodically employed despite a lack of evidence for this practice. Upper arm BP measurement may be impossible to perform for either patient or surgical reasons, and the forearm has theoretical benefits over the lower leg when an alternate site is required. We hypothesize that forearm BP measurement provides an accurate and reliable alternative to the upper arm. Published adult data do not support this hypothesis, and the little pediatric data published contain methodological shortcomings...
November 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026732/prevalence-and-epidemiological-characteristics-of-endoscopically-proven-reflux-esophagitis-in-children-in-korea
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Aram Yang, Ben Kang, Jae Young Choe, Hye Seung Kim, Kyunga Kim, Yon Ho Choe
PURPOSE: The prevalence of reflux esophagitis (RE) has increased recently in Korea. Little is known concerning the prevalence and characteristics of RE in pediatric patients. This study investigated the prevalence and influence of risk factors in endoscopically proven RE in Korea in pediatric patients over a period of 14 years. METHODS: A retrospective chart review of all patients between the ages of 1 month and 20 years who underwent esophagogastroduodenoscopy at Samsung Medical Center between 2001 and 2014 was carried out...
September 2017: Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025525/-translation-and-validation-of-the-four-scale-for-children-and-its-use-as-outcome-predictor-a-pilot-study
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Sofia Simões Ferreira, Daniel Meireles, Alexandra Pinto, Francisco Abecasis
INTRODUCTION: The Full Outline of UnResponsiveness - FOUR scale has been previously validated to assess impaired consciousness in the adult population. The aim of this study is the translation into Portuguese and validation of the FOUR scale in the pediatric population. The study also compares the FOUR scale and Glasgow coma scale score ratings and the clinical outcome of patients hospitalized in Pediatric Intensive Care Units. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This study prospectively rated patients admitted to the Pediatric Intensive Care Units with impaired consciousness during one year...
September 29, 2017: Acta Médica Portuguesa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024755/performance-of-pediatric-rehabilitation-medicine-candidates-on-the-subspecialty-board-certification-examination-from-2003-2015
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Sherilyn W Driscoll, Teresa L Massagli, Mary A McMahon, Mikaela M Raddatz, David W Pruitt, Kevin P Murphy
BACKGROUND: Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine (PRM) physicians enter the field via several pathways. It is unknown if different training pathways impact performance on the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (ABPMR) PRM Examination and Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Examination. OBJECTIVES: To describe the exam performance of candidates on the ABPMR PRM Examination according to their type of training (physiatrists with a clinical PRM focus, accredited or unaccredited fellowship training, separate pediatric and PM&R residencies or combined Peds/PM&R residencies) and to compare candidates' performance on the PRM Examination with their initial ABPMR certification and MOC Examinations...
October 9, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023245/education-in-pediatrics-across-the-continuum-epac-first-steps-toward-realizing-the-dream-of-competency-based-education
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John S Andrews, James F Bale, Jennifer B Soep, Michele Long, Carol Carraccio, Robert Englander, Deborah Powell
The Education in Pediatrics Across the Continuum (EPAC) Study Group is developing the first competency-based, time-variable progression from undergraduate medical education (UME) to graduate medical education (GME) in the history of medical education in the United States. EPAC, an innovation project sponsored by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and supported by the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, was developed through a collaboration between 5 medical schools and multiple professional organizations with an interest in undergraduate and graduate medical education...
October 11, 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017863/surgical-volunteerism-as-a-collaborative-teaching-activity-can-benefit-surgical-residents-in-low-middle-income-countries
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Ryan A Hayton, Dustin K Donley, Arega Fekadu, Bradley K Woods, Cassandra K Graybill, Tamara N Fitzgerald
Surgical care is desperately needed in low-middle income countries (LMIC). Due to small numbers of faculty in local training programs, residents have limited exposure to subspecialists. We describe a teaching activity between visiting surgeons from the U.S. and a residency program in Malawi as an example for how surgeons in high income countries can meaningfully contribute. A short-term education activity was developed where residents participated in a pre-test on pediatric surgical management, lectures, intra-operative instruction, bedside rounds and a post-test...
October 7, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990685/national-trends-in-otolaryngology-intern-curricula-following-accreditation-council-for-graduate-medical-education-changes
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Kevin J Kovatch, Rebecca S Harvey, Mark E P Prince, Marc C Thorne
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: In 2016, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) requirements for curriculum and resident experiences were modified to require entering postgraduate year (PGY)-1 residents to spend 6 months of structured education on otolaryngology-head and neck surgery (ORL-HNS) rotations. We aimed to determine how ORL-HNS training programs have adapted curricula in response to 2016 ACGME curriculum requirement changes. STUDY DESIGN: Survey study...
October 9, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990219/emergency-ultrasound-a-survey-study-of-fellowship-graduate-characteristics-and-career-paths
#12
Katja Goldflam, Dimitrios Papanagnou, Resa E Lewiss
OBJECTIVES: There are sparse data on the career pathways of graduates of emergency ultrasound fellowships. The authors sought to define the characteristics of graduates and their reported career paths after training through this survey study. METHODS: A 26-question anonymous survey was emailed to 597 graduates of 70 fellowships over a 4-week period. No incentives were provided for completion of the questionnaire. Descriptive statistics are reported. For qualitative data, open- and axial-coding methods were used...
October 9, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988298/is-there-a-return-on-a-children-s-hospital-s-investment-in-a-pediatric-residency-s-community-health-track-a-cost-analysis
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Cara Lichtenstein, Denice Cora-Bramble, Mary Ottolini, Dewesh Agrawal
Academic Medical Centers incur significant expenses associated with training residents and caring for underserved populations. No previous studies have analyzed hospital-level graduate medical education economics for pediatric residency training. Using data from the 2010-2011 academic year, we quantified total direct costs per year for training 12 community health track (CHT) residents. Utilizing sensitivity analyses, we estimated revenues generated by residents in inpatient and outpatient settings. The total yearly direct cost of training 12 CHT residents was $922,640 including salaries, benefits, and administrative costs...
October 7, 2017: Journal of Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985865/personality-traits-within-a-pediatric-surgery-fellowship-applicant-pool
#14
Rajaie Hazboun, Samuel Rodriguez, Arul Thirumoorthi, Joanne Baerg, Donald Moores, Edward P Tagge
BACKGROUND: The Big Five framework examines five factors that represent a description of human personality. These factors correlate with success measures and job satisfaction. The Big Five Inventory is a 44-item instrument designed to measure the Big Five framework. Our aim was to document the distribution of Big Five personality traits among Pediatric Surgery fellowship applicants, compare with community norms, surgical residents, between genders, and correlate to the fellowship match results...
October 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984530/development-and-evaluation-of-a-lactation-rotation-for-a-pediatric-residency-program
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Jennifer B Albert, Jody Heinrichs-Breen, Frank W Belmonte
BACKGROUND: The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that pediatricians promote and help manage breastfeeding. However, research has shown that they are not adequately prepared. To address this gap, a 2-week mandatory lactation rotation program was developed for first-year pediatric residents. Research aim: The aim of the study was to provide a lactation education program and to measure the residents' knowledge and perceived confidence regarding breastfeeding. METHODS: This longitudinal self-report pretest/posttest study was conducted with a convenience sample of 45 first-year pediatric residents...
November 2017: Journal of Human Lactation: Official Journal of International Lactation Consultant Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983199/the-role-of-librarians-in-teaching-evidence-based-medicine-to-pediatric-residents-a-survey-of-pediatric-residency-program-directors
#16
Rachel Boykan, Robert M Jacobson
OBJECTIVE: The research sought to identify the general use of medical librarians in pediatric residency training, to define the role of medical librarians in teaching evidence-based medicine (EBM) to pediatric residents, and to describe strategies and curricula for teaching EBM used in pediatric residency training programs. METHODS: We sent a 13-question web-based survey through the Association of Pediatric Program Directors to 200 pediatric residency program directors between August and December 2015...
October 2017: Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982349/critical-care-rotation-impact-on-pediatric-resident-mental-health-and-burnout
#17
Katie K Wolfe, Sharon M Unti
BACKGROUND: Burnout and depression are common among medical trainees and intensive care unit providers, negatively impacting both providers and patients. We hypothesized that at the end of the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) rotation, there would be an increased prevalence of depression and burnout in pediatric residents when compared to the beginning. METHODS: Pediatric residents were assessed prior to and following their PICU rotation using the Maslach Burnout Inventory, the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Screen and a survey assessing positive and negative aspects of the rotation...
October 5, 2017: BMC Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28975221/association-of-an-asthma-improvement-collaborative-with-health-care-utilization-in-medicaid-insured-pediatric-patients-in-an-urban-community
#18
Carolyn M Kercsmar, Andrew F Beck, Hadley Sauers-Ford, Jeffrey Simmons, Brandy Wiener, Lisa Crosby, Susan Wade-Murphy, Pamela J Schoettker, Pavan K Chundi, Zeina Samaan, Mona Mansour
Importance: Asthma is the most common chronic condition of childhood. Hospitalizations and emergency department (ED) visits for asthma are more frequently experienced by minority children and adolescents and those with low socioeconomic status. Objective: To reduce asthma-related hospitalizations and ED visits for Medicaid-insured pediatric patients residing in Hamilton County, Ohio. Design, Setting, and Participants: From January 1, 2010, through December 31, 2015, a multidisciplinary team used quality-improvement methods and the chronic care model to conduct interventions in inpatient, outpatient, and community settings in a large, urban academic pediatric hospital in Hamilton County, Ohio...
September 18, 2017: JAMA Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28974532/improving-communication-through-resident-nurse-shadowing
#19
Heather A Walsh, Adriane A Jolly Inouye, Ellen F Goldman
BACKGROUND: Previously, reduced resident hours, multiple ways to communicate (text paging, calling), and fewer opportunities for face-to-face communication had led to increased frustration from residents and nurses in our institution about communicating and prioritizing patient care needs. It was thought that a shared understanding and improved teamwork and communication between residents and nurses might be achieved if the residents could watch the nurses' workflow and observe their care priorities...
October 3, 2017: Hospital Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28972667/fracture-incidence-and-characteristics-in-young-adults-aged-18-to-49-years-a-population-based-study
#20
Joshua N Farr, L Joseph Melton, Sara J Achenbach, Elizabeth J Atkinson, Sundeep Khosla, Shreyasee Amin
Although fractures in both the pediatric and, especially, the elderly populations have been extensively investigated, comparatively little attention has been given to the age group in between. Thus, we used the comprehensive (inpatient and outpatient) data resources of the Rochester Epidemiology Project to determine incidence rates for all fractures among young adult (age range, 18 to 49 years) residents of Olmsted County, Minnesota, in 2009 to 2011, and compared the distribution of fracture sites and causes in this young adult cohort with those for older residents aged 50 years or older...
July 29, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
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