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Kevin Wong, Jessica R Levi
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Evaluate the readability of pediatric otolaryngology-related patient education materials from leading online sources. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional analysis. METHODS: All pediatric otolaryngology-related articles from the online patient health libraries of the top 10 US News & World Report-ranked children's hospitals, top 5 Doximity-ranked pediatric otolaryngology fellowships, and the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery were collected...
October 18, 2016: Laryngoscope
In K Kim, Noel Zuckerbraun, Maybelle Kou, Tien Vu, Kelly Levasseur, Kenneth Yen, Jennifer Chapman, Cara Doughty, Constance McAneney, Pavan Zaveri, Deborah Hsu
This article is the sixth in a 7-part series that aims to comprehensively describe the current state and future directions of pediatric emergency medicine (PEM) fellowship training from the essential requirements to considerations for successfully administering and managing a program to the careers that may be anticipated upon program completion. This article provides a broad overview of administering and supervising a PEM fellowship program. It explores 3 topics: the principles of program administration, committee management, and recommendations for minimum time allocated for PEM fellowship program directors to administer their programs...
October 2016: Pediatric Emergency Care
P H Smith, M Carpenter, K W Herbst, C Kim
INTRODUCTION: Minimally invasive surgery has become an important aspect of Pediatric Urology fellowship training. In 2014, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education published the Pediatric Urology Milestone Project as a metric of fellow proficiency in multiple facets of training, including laparoscopic/robotic procedures. OBJECTIVE: The present study assessed trends in minimally invasive surgery training and utilization of the Milestones among recent Pediatric Urology fellows...
September 15, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Urology
J William Sparks, Mary Landrigan-Ossar, Amy Vinson, Jennifer Dearden, Andres T Navedo, David B Waisel, Robert S Holzman
The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education requires medical training programs to monitor, track, and formally document a fellow's performance. If deficiencies are found, programs are expected to prepare and implement an effective plan of action for improvement and to ensure that graduates acquire the personal and professional attributes of an independent physician. We revised our evaluation policy and instituted a remediation protocol in 2008. Since that time, 130 pediatric anesthesia fellows have graduated...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
C H Backes, E M Bonachea, B K Rivera, M M Reynolds, C E Kovalchin, K M Reber, M K Ball, R Sutsko, S R Guntupalli, C V Smith, J D Mahan, M M Carbajal
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the preparedness of pediatric residents entering accredited neonatal-perinatal medicine (NPM) fellowships in the United States. STUDY DESIGN: A multi-domain, validated survey was distributed to Program Directors (PDs) of US NPM fellowship programs. The 47-item survey explored 5 domains: professionalism, independent practice, psychomotor ability, clinical evaluation, and academia. A systematic, qualitative analysis on free-text comments was also performed...
September 29, 2016: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
Jennifer M Oshimura, Benjamin D Bauer, Neha Shah, Eugene Nguyen, Jennifer Maniscalco
OBJECTIVES: Pediatric hospitalists report the need for additional training in clinical and nonclinical domains. Pediatric hospital medicine (PHM) fellowships seek to provide this training and produce leaders in the field. Our objective is to describe current roles and perceived training needs of PHM fellowship graduates. METHODS: In 2014, all PHM fellowship graduates were asked to complete a Web-based survey. Survey questions addressed demographics, past training, current roles, and training needs in clinical care, research, education, and administration...
October 2016: Hospital Pediatrics
Desmond Schatz
This address was delivered by Desmond Schatz, MD, President, Medicine & Science, of the American Diabetes Association (ADA), at the Association's 76th Scientific Sessions in New Orleans, LA, on 12 June 2016. Dr. Schatz is Professor and Associate Chairman of Pediatrics, Medical Director of the University of Florida Diabetes Institute, and Director of the Clinical Research Center at the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL. A physician-scientist, he has been involved in type 1 diabetes research since the mid-1980s and has published over 300 articles and book chapters...
October 2016: Diabetes Care
Gaurav Luther, Patricia E Miller, Susan T Mahan, Peter M Waters, Donald S Bae
BACKGROUND: Standardized clinical assessment and management plans (SCAMPs) are a novel quality improvement initiative shown to improve patient care, diminish practice variation, and reduce resource utilization. Unlike clinical practice guidelines, a SCAMP is a flexible algorithm that undergoes iterative updates based on periodic data collection and review. We recently implemented a SCAMP for the closed treatment of pediatric torus fractures. The purpose of this study is to analyze the effect of SCAMP implementation on resource utilization, practice variability, cost of care, and outcomes...
September 15, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
Jennifer M Snaman, Erica C Kaye, Melody J Cunningham, April Sykes, Deena R Levine, Daniel Mahoney, Justin N Baker
BACKGROUND: Medical trainees consistently report suboptimal instruction and poor self-confidence in communication skills. Despite this deficit, few established training programs provide comprehensive, pediatric-specific communication education, particularly in the provision of "bad news." To our knowledge, no programs currently use bereaved parent educators to facilitate communication training for pediatric subspecialty trainees. PROCEDURE: The authors designed and implemented a pilot communication training seminar in which bereaved parent educators and faculty facilitators led small groups in interactive, role-play scenarios...
September 8, 2016: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
Stacy Reynolds, Todd Chang, Sujit Iyer, Courtney Mann, Matthew Wilkinson, Ken Yen, David Schnadower
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this article was to discuss the current landscape in pediatric emergency medicine fellowship training for scholarship training and provide an overview of the resources and general strategies required to prepare fellows for their careers. OVERVIEW: This article is the fifth in a 7-part series that aims to comprehensively describe the current state and future directions of pediatric emergency medicine fellowship training from the essential requirements to considerations for successfully administering and managing a program to the careers that may be anticipated upon program completion...
September 2016: Pediatric Emergency Care
Zorik Spektor, David J Kay, David L Mandell
PURPOSE: To compare post-operative pain severity, analgesic intake, and complications in children undergoing tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy with bipolar radiofrequency ablation (Coblation) vs. pulsed-electron avalanche knife (PEAK) technology. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a prospective, non-randomized, non-blinded comparative cohort study in a private practice setting with three fellowship-trained pediatric otolaryngologists. Patients aged 3 to 12years undergoing tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy were assigned to surgery with either bipolar radiofrequency ablation or pulsed electron avalanche knife instrumentation...
August 5, 2016: American Journal of Otolaryngology
Madhankumar Sathyamoorthy, Jerrold Lerman, Victoria I Okhomina, Alan D Penman
STUDY OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to characterize the current practice patterns with cuffed tracheal tubes (CTT) in neonates, infants, and children among members of the Society of Pediatric Anesthesia (SPA). DESIGN AND SETTING: An electronic mail survey was distributed using Survey Monkey to members of SPA between December 2013 and February 2014. Each member was permitted one response. PATIENTS/INTERVENTION/MEASUREMENTS: Not applicable as this is a practice survey study...
September 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
Üstün Aydıngöz, Zeynep Maraş Özdemir, Altan Güneş, Fatma Bilge Ergen
Although generally more common in adults, lower extremity impingement and friction syndromes are also observed in the pediatric age group. Encompassing femoroacetabular impingement, iliopsoas impingement, subspine impingement, and ischiofemoral impingement around the hip; patellar tendon-lateral femoral condyle friction syndrome; iliotibial band friction syndrome; and medial synovial plica syndrome in the knee as well as talocalcaneal impingement on the hindfoot, these syndromes frequently cause pain and may mimic other, and occasionally more ominous, conditions in children...
August 18, 2016: Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology: Official Journal of the Turkish Society of Radiology
Bradley L Young, Lasun O Oladeji, Kyle Cichos, Brent Ponce
BACKGROUND: Increasing numbers of training physicians are using the Internet to gather information about graduate medical education programs. The content and accessibility of web sites that provide this information have been demonstrated to influence applicants' decisions. Assessments of orthopedic fellowship web sites including sports medicine, pediatrics, hand and spine have found varying degrees of accessibility and material. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the accessibility and content of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) fellowship web sites (SEFWs)...
2016: Iowa Orthopaedic Journal
Nakul P Valsangkar, Tiffany W Liang, Paul J Martin, John S Mayo, Carlo Maria Rosati, David V Feliciano, Teresa A Zimmers, Leonidas G Koniaris
BACKGROUND: Research and innovation are crucial to advancements in medicine and improvements in patient care. The contribution of surgical fellowships to scholarly productivity is unclear. The objective of this study was to determine the impact of subspecialty fellowships on academic output in departments of surgery. METHODS: This cross-sectional study examined fellowships offered at the top 50 university-based National Institutes of Health-funded and top 5 academically prolific hospital-based departments of surgery...
August 11, 2016: Surgery
Daniel Lodwick, Lindsey Asti, Katherine Deans, Peter Minneci, Daryl McLeod
OBJECTIVE: To survey variations in recommended initial management of newborn spina bifida (SB). METHODS: Members of an international pediatric urology listserve and Pediatric Urology Nurse Specialists Organization were surveyed on practice patterns for newborn SB. Pediatric urologists (PU), nurse practitioners (NP) and physician assistants (PA) practicing in the United States were included. RESULTS: 63 practitioners (48% PU and 52% NP/PA) were included...
August 8, 2016: Urology
J Nguyen, R Amirnovin, R Ramanathan, S Noori
OBJECTIVE: The current state of point-of-care ultrasonography (POCUS) use and education in neonatal-perinatal medicine (NPM) and pediatric critical care medicine (PCCM) is unknown. Our aim was to quantify POCUS use, training and perceptions regarding education and barriers among the United States NPM and PCCM fellowship programs. STUDY DESIGN: A 14-question survey was emailed to the fellowship directors of all the United States NPM and PCCM fellowship programs. RESULTS: The response rate was 55% (52/95) and 59% (39/66) for NPM and PCCM programs, respectively...
August 11, 2016: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
Ashley M Strobel, Rose M Chasm, Dale P Woolridge
BACKGROUND: In 1998, emergency medicine-pediatrics (EM-PEDS) graduates were no longer eligible for the pediatric emergency medicine (PEM) sub-board certification examination. There is a paucity of guidance regarding the various training options for medical students who are interested in PEM. OBJECTIVES: We sought to to determine attitudes and personal satisfaction of graduates from EM-PEDS combined training programs. METHODS: We surveyed 71 graduates from three EM-PEDS residences in the United States...
October 2016: Journal of Emergency Medicine
Margaret Wolff, Michele Carney, Charles Eldridge, Pavan Zaveri, Maybelle Kou
This article is the third in a 7-part series that aims to comprehensively describe the current state and future directions of pediatric emergency medicine fellowship training from the essential requirements to considerations for successfully administering and managing a program to the careers that may be anticipated upon program completion. This article focuses on the skills beyond clinical training required of pediatric emergency medicine physicians including teaching, leadership, teamwork, and communication...
August 2016: Pediatric Emergency Care
Christiane Goeters, Hugo Van Aken
Rapid progress in medical science and technique offer new complex individual treatment modalities. Distinct profile qualifications like echocardiography, electroencephalography are required for anesthesia in high risk populations (cardiovascular, pediatric and neuro surgical patients) to guarantee best patient care and outcome. Accredited subspecialties and distinct fellowship programs are required to improve medical education, training and research.
July 2016: Anästhesiologie, Intensivmedizin, Notfallmedizin, Schmerztherapie: AINS
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