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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29644054/exploring-the-uncharted-territory-of-social-media-the-next-frontier-of-medical-education-in-nephrology
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Tejas Desai, Sivakumar Sridharan, Xavier Parada, Rolando Claure-Del Granado, Carlos Orantes, Hector Madariaga, Krishnam Raju Penmatsa, Gopal Basu, Fernanda Arce Amare
Social media is gaining popularity amongst both medical educators and life-long learners. One of the most popular social media platforms used by the medical community is Twitter, which is popular amongst physicians, students and patients, and particularly in medical societies. Major international and regional societies commonly use Twitter to amplify their reach beyond what their live annual meetings can achieve. There has been a unique and notable effort by Nephrology societies to craft a structured social media strategy that results in the broadest reach to the community of nephrology providers...
April 2018: Clinical Kidney Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29606989/conservative-care-as-a-treatment-option-for-patients-aged-75-years-and-older-with-ckd-stage-v-a-national-survey-in-the-netherlands
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Christopher Susanto, J Kooman, A M Courtens, C J A M Konings
Background and objectives: Conservative care for patients aged 75 years and older with CKD stage 5 as a treatment option besides dialysis was proposed officially in the Netherlands in October 2016. This national survey showed the current implementation of this option in Netherlands nephrology departments. Design setting participants and measurement: A web-based survey was sent to medical managers of 60 nephrology departments in the Netherlands in August 2016. Results: Twenty-one medical managers (35%) completed the survey...
2018: European Geriatric Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29532307/implementation-and-evaluation-of-structured-nephrology-morbidity-and-mortality-conferences-a-quality-education-report
#3
Pierre Antoine Brown, Swapnil Hiremath, Edward G Clark, Edmund S H Kwok, Christopher McCudden, Ayub Akbari
BACKGROUND: Morbidity and Mortality Conferences (M&MCs) have for generations been part of the education of physicians, yet their effectiveness remains questionable. The Ottawa M&M Model (OM3) was developed to provide a structured approach to M&MCs in order to maximize the quality improvement impact of such rounds. STUDY DESIGN: We conducted a retrospective assessment of the impact of implementing nephrology-specific M&MCs using the OM3. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: All physicians, residents and fellows from the division of nephrology at a large academic medical center were invited to participate...
March 12, 2018: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29505650/awareness-and-knowledge-among-internal-medicine-resident-trainees-for-dose-adjustment-of-analgesics-and-neuropsychotropic-medications-in-ckd
#4
Chadi Y Saad, Joshua Fogel, Sofia Rubinstein
OBJECTIVES: Errors in drug dosing lead to poor patient outcomes and are common in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Because the majority of patients with CKD are being treated by physicians specializing in internal medicine, we studied the awareness and knowledge that internal medicine resident trainees (IMRTs) have regarding the correct dosage of commonly used analgesic and neuropsychotropic medications for patients with CKD. METHODS: We surveyed 353 IMRTs about their awareness of whether a medication needs dose adjustment in patients with CKD and knowledge for medication adjustment by level of glomerular filtration rate...
March 2018: Southern Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29479427/enhancing-outpatient-nephrology-experience-for-internal-medicine-residents
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Varun Agrawal, Kenar D Jhaveri, Hitesh H Shah
Interest in nephrology careers continues to remain low in the USA. Educational innovations that enhance interest in nephrology among medical trainees are being actively studied. While internal medicine (IM) residency programs commonly offer the inpatient nephrology elective to the resident, outpatient nephrology experience is lacking. Understanding the provision of care in outpatient and home dialysis and management of patients with glomerular diseases, chronic kidney disease and kidney transplantation are vital components of an outpatient nephrology rotation...
August 2017: Clinical Kidney Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29359119/awareness-self-management-behaviors-health-literacy-and-kidney-function-relationships-in-specialty-practice
#6
Radhika Devraj, Matthew E Borrego, A Mary Vilay, Junvie Pailden, Bruce Horowitz
AIM: To determine the relationship between chronic kidney disease (CKD) awareness (CKD-A), self-management behaviors (CKD-SMB) knowledge, performance of CKD-SMBs, health literacy (HL) and kidney function. METHODS: Participants were eligible patients attending an outpatient nephrology clinic. Participants were administered: Newest Vital Sign to measure HL, CKD self-management knowledge tool (CKD-SMKT) to assess knowledge, past performance of CKD-SMB, CKD-A. Estimated GFR (eGFR) was determined using the MDRD-4 equation...
January 6, 2018: World Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333620/in-center-hemodialysis-education-challenges-and-innovations-in-training-of-fellows-in-nephrology
#7
Louise M Moist, Robert M Lindsay
The in-center dialysis unit and practice of dialysis, in the current multi-team approach, requires knowledge and skills in all the domains including medical expert, communicator, collaborator, scholar, health advocate, and leader. We are tasked as a community, to embrace and incentivize new innovations and technology to address these needs for our post graduate trainees. These innovations must address the basic principles of dialysis, quality improvement, technical and procedural skills as well as leadership and administration skills...
March 2018: Seminars in Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314304/role-of-telehealth-in-renal-replacement-therapy-education
#8
Anna Malkina, Delphine S Tuot
The prevalence of end-stage renal disease is rising in the United States, which bears high financial and public health burden. The most common modality of renal replacement therapy (RRT) in the United States is in-center hemodialysis. Many patients report lack of comprehensive and timely education about their treatment options, which may preclude them from participating in home-based dialysis therapies and kidney transplantation evaluation. While RRT education has traditionally been provided in-person, the rise of telehealth has afforded new opportunities to improve upon the status quo...
March 2018: Seminars in Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274918/caring-for-migrants-and-refugees-with-end-stage-kidney-disease-in-europe
#9
Wim Van Biesen, Raymond Vanholder, Thomas Ernandez, Daniel Drewniak, Valerie Luyckx
With the number of migrants and refugees increasing globally, the nephrology community is increasingly confronted with issues relating to the management of end-stage kidney disease in this population, including medical, logistical, financial, and moral-ethical questions. Beginning with data for the state of affairs regarding refugees in Europe and grounded in moral reasoning theory, this Policy Forum Perspective contends that to improve care for this specific population, there is a need for: (1) clear demarcations of responsibilities across the societal (macro), local (meso), and individual (micro) levels, such that individual providers are aware of available resources and able to provide essential medical care while societies and local communities determine the general approach to dialysis care for refugees; (2) additional data and evidence to facilitate decision making based on facts rather than emotions; and (3) better information and education in a broad sense (cultural sensitivity, legal rights and obligations, and medical knowledge) to address specific needs in this population...
December 20, 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249232/an-integrated-pathology-and-ultrasonography-based-simulation-for-training-in-performing-kidney-biopsy
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Shree G Sharma, John M Arthur, Stephen M Bonsib, Kevin D Phelan, Manisha Singh, Nithin Karakala, Kelly W Bulloch, Vandana Dua Niyyar, Juan Carlos Q Velez
BACKGROUND: Medical practice trends and limitations in trainees' duty hours have diminished the interest and exposure of nephrology fellows to percutaneous kidney biopsy (PKB). We hypothesized that an integrated nephrology-pathology-led simulation may be an effective educational tool. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A 4-hour PKB simulation workshop (KBSW), led by two ultrasonography (US)-trained nephrologists and two nephropathologists, consisted of 6 stations: 1) diagnostic kidney US with live patients, 2) kidney pathology with plasticine models of embedded torso cross-sections, 3) US-based PKB with mannequin (Blue Phantom™), 4) kidney pathology with dissected cadavers, 5) US-based PKB in lightly-embalmed cadavers, and 6) tissue retrieval adequacy examination by microscope...
March 2018: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207217/-clinical-competence-in-nephrology-proposal-of-an-evaluation-pathway-and-definition-of-professional-levels
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Marco Formica, Sabrina Chiapello, Federico Marazzi, Daniela Falconi, Marita Marengo, Maurizio Gherzi, Fabio Tattoli, Ilaria Serra, Michela Tamagnone, Chiara Bottaro, Patrizia Garis, Grazia Maria Alberico
The need to assess clinical competencies in a medical environment is an intriguing issue due to progressive involvement of young physicians in clinical practice, as well as for connections tied to evaluation systems to define postgraduate training and career progression. To reach this goal, system must be based upon contributions that are aimed to achieve a clear and homogeneous evaluation pathway and strictly related to the continuing medical education institution (credits). All these presuppositions are instrumental for the proposal of a sheet which could allow a data retrieval useful to depict a career progression by means of: identification of reproducible parameters along with clear standards; advices for indicators; objective judgments that could drive to a score meaningful for reaching higher steps in the performance evaluation...
December 5, 2017: Giornale Italiano di Nefrologia: Organo Ufficiale Della Società Italiana di Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123346/estimation-of-need-for-palliative-care-among-noncancer-patients-attending-a-tertiary-care-hospital
#12
Parvathy Prasad, Sonali Sarkar, Biswajit Dubashi, S Adinarayanan
Context: Palliative care services, until recently, were mainly restricted to cancer patients with incurable diseases. Hence, evaluative studies of palliative care are sparse in areas other than oncology. Aims: To estimate what proportion of patients attending the Departments of Neurology, Cardiology, and Nephrology of Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Puducherry, required palliative care and to identify the palliative care needs of those patients...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28975608/inappropriate-prescribing-in-older-hospitalized-adults-a-comparison-of-medical-specialties
#13
Ana Carmen Dos Santos Ribeiro Simoes Juliano, Alessandra Lamas Granero Lucchetti, Jéssica Teixeira Santos da Silva, Letícia Gomes Santos, Jéssica Borges Taranto Nunes, Guilherme Cortes Fernandes, Giancarlo Lucchetti
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the prevalence and number of potentially inappropriate medications (PIMs) in hospitalized older adults, comparing prescription patterns of medical specialties. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: Tertiary general hospital. PARTICIPANTS: All older adults hospitalized from January through May 2015 (N = 1,900). MEASUREMENTS: Information on medications prescribed during the first and last days of hospitalization was collected and evaluated regarding PIMs using Beers and Screening Tool of Older People's Prescriptions (STOPP) criteria...
February 2018: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28971649/-rambam-where-medicine-technology-and-humanity-intertwine
#14
Rafael Beyar
In this issue, we present a series of articles written by Rambam's physicians, which reflect the scope of research that takes place in the hospital. This incorporates physicians, nurses and related professions, and progress in health care attained through research and technology-based medicine. A central part of our values is a combination of medicine, technology and humanity. Thanks to our unique location in close proximity to the Technion's Baruch and Ruth Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, our commitment to the combination of research and medicine has a unique impact...
September 2017: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875593/implementing-an-evidence-based-clinical-decision-support-tool-to-improve-the-detection-evaluation-and-referral-patterns-of-adult-chronic-kidney-disease-patients-in-primary-care
#15
Mary E Regan
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is undertreated and under-recognized in primary care. The majority of primary care providers (PCPs) are not aware or knowledgeable of current CKD guidelines. The purpose of this project was to develop a quality improvement intervention for PCPs through the delivery of evidence-based guidelines at the point of care. METHODS: An evidence-based clinical algorithm was developed in the electronic medical record for providers to access within one organization comprising 11 primary care offices with 80 PCPs...
December 2017: Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698823/a-nationwide-survey-of-healthcare-personnel-s-attitude-knowledge-and-interest-toward-renal-supportive-care-in-taiwan
#16
Hung-Bin Tsai, Chia-Ter Chao, Jenq-Wen Huang, Ray-E Chang, Kuan-Yu Hung
BACKGROUND: Renal supportive care (RSC) is an important option for elderly individuals reaching end-stage renal disease; however, the frequency of RSC practice is very low among Asian countries. We evaluated the attitude, the knowledge, and the preference for specific topics concerning RSC among participants who worked in different medical professions in Taiwan. METHODS: A cross-sectional questionnaire-based survey was employed. Healthcare personnel (N = 598) who were involved in caring for end-stage renal disease patients at more than 40 facilities in Taiwan participated in this study...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612635/wearable-sensors-can-they-benefit-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease
#17
Fokko Pieter Wieringa, Natascha Juliana Hendrika Broers, Jeroen Peter Kooman, Frank M Van Der Sande, Chris Van Hoof
This article ponders upon wearable medical measurement devices in relation to Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and its' associated comorbidities - and whether these might benefit CKD-patients. We aimed to map the intersection(s) of nephrology and wearable sensor technology to help technologists understand medical aspects, and clinicians to understand technological possibilities that are available (or soon will become so). Areas covered: A structured literature search on main comorbidities and complications CKD patients suffer from, was used to steer mini-reviews on wearable sensor technologies clustered around 3 themes being: Cardiovascular-related, diabetes-related and physical fitness/frailty...
June 28, 2017: Expert Review of Medical Devices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579710/assessment-of-knowledge-of-acute-kidney-injury-among-non-nephrology-doctors-in-two-government-hospitals-in-ondo-city-southwest-nigeria
#18
Oluseyi Adejumo, Ayodeji Akinbodewa, Oladimeji Alli, Pirisola Olufemi, Abolarin Olatunji
BACKGROUND: Adequate knowledge of acute kidney injury (AKI) among doctors is essential for its prevention, early diagnosis and management. Assessing knowledge of AKI among doctors is necessary to identify areas of deficiencies and key areas to be emphasized when organizing educational programs aimed at improving AKI care. This study determined the knowledge of AKI among non-nephrology doctors in Ondo City, Southwest Nigeria. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a cross-sectional descriptive study carried out in two government hospitals in Ondo City using a self-administered pretested questionnaire that assessed knowledge of AKI among non-nephrology doctors...
March 2017: Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532552/nephrology-education-and-continuing-education-in-resource-limited-settings
#19
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Tushar J Vachharajani, Aminu K Bello, Rhys Evans, Gavin Dreyer, Quentin Eichbaum
Nephrology training programs in high-income countries have transitioned from an apprenticeship model to a well-structured, resource-driven model that supports continual professional development. In contrast, in low- and middle-income countries, medical training and in particular nephrology training has lagged behind owing to resource limitations. Some of the challenges to adequately provide training to health care professionals in low- and middle-income countries include shortage of teaching faculty, difficulty in developing curricula to meet regional needs, and a lack of resources to provide competency-based medical education...
May 2017: Seminars in Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485096/apheresis-education-in-pathology-residency
#20
Alexis R Peedin, Yara A Park, Jay S Raval
INTRODUCTION: Physicians from diverse training backgrounds practice apheresis medicine. Pathology residents' exposure to apheresis may vary depending on which department performs these procedures. Milestones for Apheresis education were published in 2012, but the degree of utilization in residency curriculum development is unknown. This study describes the current state of apheresis education for pathology residents. METHODS: We sent a 15 question electronic survey to 141 pathology programs identified through the American Medical Association Residency and Fellowship Database...
December 2017: Journal of Clinical Apheresis
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