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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632015/the-associations-between-clerkship-objective-structured-clinical-examination-osce-grades-and-subsequent-performance
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Ting Dong, Christopher Zahn, Aaron Saguil, Kimberly A Swygert, Michelle Yoon, Jessica Servey, Steven Durning
Construct: We investigated the extent of the associations between medical students' clinical competency measured by performance in Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCE) during Obstetrics/Gynecology and Family Medicine clerkships and later performance in both undergraduate and graduate medical education. BACKGROUND: There is a relative dearth of studies on the correlations between undergraduate OSCE scores and future exam performance within either undergraduate or graduate medical education and almost none on linking these simulated encounters to eventual patient care...
March 2, 2017: Teaching and Learning in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629684/united-states-medical-licensing-examination-and-american-board-of-pediatrics-certification-examination-results-does-the-residency-program-contribute-to-trainee-achievement
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Thomas R Welch, Brad G Olson, Elizabeth Nelsen, Gary L Beck Dallaghan, Gloria A Kennedy, Ann Botash
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether training site or prior examinee performance on the US Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) step 1 and step 2 might predict pass rates on the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) certifying examination. STUDY DESIGN: Data from graduates of pediatric residency programs completing the ABP certifying examination between 2009 and 2013 were obtained. For each, results of the initial ABP certifying examination were obtained, as well as results on National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) step 1 and step 2 examinations...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619391/pharmacists-attitudes-regarding-provision-of-sexual-and-reproductive-health-services
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Austin T Hilverding, Natalie A DiPietro Mager
OBJECTIVES: The primary objective was to assess attitudes from Ohio pharmacists about contraceptive authority. Secondary objectives included determining pharmacists' perceptions of benefits, barriers, and preparedness for offering such services and examining attitudes about and experiences with other reproductive health topics to inform future research. METHODS: An anonymous 26-question Institutional Review Board-approved electronic survey was developed and distributed via Qualtrics to a random sample of 500 licensed pharmacists in Ohio...
June 12, 2017: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617235/what-do-we-know-and-not-know-about-the-professional-integration-of-international-medical-graduates-imgs-in-canada
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Elena Neiterman, Ivy Lynn Bourgeault, Christine L Covell
BACKGROUND: The literature on international medical graduates (IMGs) in Canada is growing, but there is a lack of systematic analysis of the literature. OBJECTIVES: To examine (1) the major themes in academic and grey literature pertaining to professional integration of IMGs in Canada; and (2) the gaps in our knowledge on integration of IMGs. METHODS: This paper is based on the scoping review of academic and grey literature published during 2001-2013 about IMGs in Canada...
May 2017: Healthcare Policy, Politiques de Santé
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617109/meet-the-new-team-players-physician-associates
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Jamille Paschoal Vicente, Siba Prosad Paul
Physician associates (PAs) were introduced into the NHS to add a new kind of team player to the medical workforce. The role originated in the US where they are known as physician assistants and have been practising since the mid-1960s ( Peate 2016 ).The PA competency and curriculum framework states that a newly qualified PA must be able to perform clinical work 'at the same standard as a newly qualified doctor', and trainees undergo a rigorous two-year postgraduate training ( Peate 2016 ). Before becoming eligible to practise, they must pass a Royal College of Physicians licensing exam and certified PAs are required to retake the examination every six years...
June 15, 2017: Emergency Nurse: the Journal of the RCN Accident and Emergency Nursing Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612306/bone-density-and-body-composition-in-newly-licenced-professional-jockeys
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K A Jackson, M T Sanchez-Santos, A L MacKinnon, A Turner, K Kuznik, S Ellis, C Box, J Hill, M K Javaid, C Cooper, N K Arden, J L Newton
The primary objective is the description of bone mineral density (BMD) and body composition in newly licensed jockeys. One in three male, flat jockeys has a very low bone mineral density. Further research is needed to assess the short-term risk of fractures and long-term health implications of these findings. INTRODUCTION: Describe bone mineral density (BMD) and body composition in entry-level male and female, flat and jump jockeys in Great Britain. METHODS: Data was collected on jockeys applying for a professional jockey license between 2013 and 2015...
June 13, 2017: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612157/effectiveness-of-implementing-a-dyadic-psychoeducational-intervention-for-cancer-patients-and-family-caregivers
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Marita G Titler, Moira A Visovatti, Clayton Shuman, Katrina R Ellis, Tanima Banerjee, Bonnie Dockham, Olga Yakusheva, Laurel Northouse
PURPOSE: This study examined the effectiveness, feasibility, and satisfaction with implementation of the FOCUS program in two US Cancer Support Community affiliates in Ohio and California as well as the cost to deliver the program. FOCUS is an evidence-based psychoeducational intervention for dyads (cancer patients and caregivers). METHODS: A pre-post-intervention design was employed. Eleven, five-session Focus programs were delivered by licensed professionals in a small group format (three-four dyads/group) to 36 patient-caregiver dyads...
June 13, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611884/emergency-medical-services-professionals-attitudes-about-community-paramedic-programs
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Robert J Steeps, Denise A Wilfong, Michael W Hubble, Daniel L Bercher
INTRODUCTION: The number of community paramedic (CP) programs has expanded to mitigate the impact of increased patient usage on emergency services. However, it has not been determined to what extent emergency medical services (EMS) professionals would be willing to participate in this model of care. With this project, we sought to evaluate the perceptions of EMS professionals toward the concept of a CP program. METHODS: We used a cross-sectional study method to evaluate the perceptions of participating EMS professionals with regard to their understanding of and willingness to participate in a CP program...
June 2017: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608403/mitochondria-targeted-antioxidant-mitoq-reduced-renal-damage-caused-by-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-rodent-kidneys-longitudinal-observations-of-t2-weighted-imaging-and-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-mri
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Xiaoge Liu, Michael P Murphy, Wei Xing, Huanhuan Wu, Rui Zhang, Haoran Sun
PURPOSE: To investigate the effect of mitochondria-targeted antioxidant MitoQ in reducing the severity of renal ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI) in rats using T2 -weighted imaging and dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI (DCE-MRI). METHODS: Ischemia-reperfusion injury was induced by temporarily clamping the left renal artery. Rats were pretreated with MitoQ or saline. The MRI examination was performed before and after IRI (days 2, 5, 7, and 14). The T2 -weighted standardized signal intensity of the outer stripe of the outer medulla (OSOM) was measured...
June 12, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606105/credentialing-and-retention-of-visa-trainees-in-post-graduate-medical-education-programs-in-canada
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Maria Mathews, Rima Kandar, Steve Slade, Yanqing Yi, Sue Beardall, Ivy Bourgeault, Lynda Buske
BACKGROUND: Visa trainees are international medical graduates (IMG) who come to Canada to train in a post-graduate medical education (PGME) program under a student or employment visa and are expected to return to their country of origin after training. We examined the credentialing and retention of visa trainees who entered PGME programs between 2005 and 2011. METHODS: Using the Canadian Post-MD Education Registry's National IMG Database linked to Scott's Medical Database, we examined four outcomes: (1) passing the Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination Part 2 (MCCQE2), (2) obtaining a specialty designation (CCFP, FRCPC/SC), and (3) working in Canada after training and (4) in 2015...
June 12, 2017: Human Resources for Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606103/occupational-therapy-and-physiotherapy-education-and-workforce-in-anglophone-sub-saharan-africa-countries
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Augustine O Agho, Emmanuel B John
BACKGROUND: Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) countries are faced with the challenge of educating a critical mass of occupational therapists (OTs) and physiotherapists (PTs) to meet the growing demand for health and rehabilitation services. The World Federation of Occupational Therapy (WFOT) and World Confederation of Physical Therapy (WCPT) have argued for the need of graduate-level training for OTs and PTs for decades. However, very few studies have been conducted to determine the availability of OT and PT training programs and practitioners in SSA countries...
June 12, 2017: Human Resources for Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605692/predictors-of-driving-outcomes-including-both-crash-involvement-and-driving-cessation-in-a-prospective-study-of-japanese-older-drivers
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Ritsu Kosuge, Kazuko Okamura, Makoto Kihira, Yukako Nakano, Goro Fujita
The first aim of this study was to investigate predictors of future traffic crash involvement, taking into account bias in the handling of data for former drivers. The second aim was to compare characteristics of former drivers and crash-involved drivers in order to gain an understanding of appropriate driving cessation among older drivers. In all, 154 drivers aged 70 years or older participated in the baseline interview and the follow-up survey conducted two years later. In the baseline interview, participants were asked to respond to a questionnaire, take the Useful Field of View test(®) (UFOV), and complete the Mini-Mental State Examination...
June 9, 2017: Accident; Analysis and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605615/cancer-drugs-an-international-comparison-of-postlicensing-price-inflation
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Philip Savage, Sarah Mahmoud, Yogin Patel, Hagop Kantarjian
PURPOSE: The cost of cancer drugs forms a rising proportion of health care budgets worldwide. A number of studies have examined international comparisons of initial cost, but there is little work on postlicensing price increases. To examine this, we compared cancer drug prices at initial sale and subsequent price inflation in the United States and United Kingdom and also reviewed relevant price control mechanisms. METHODS: The 10 top-selling cancer drugs were selected, and their prices at initial launch and in 2015 were compared...
June 2017: Journal of Oncology Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604931/motor-vehicle-crash-risk-among-adolescents-and-young-adults-with-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder
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Allison E Curry, Kristina B Metzger, Melissa R Pfeiffer, Michael R Elliott, Flaura K Winston, Thomas J Power
Importance: Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) often persists into adolescence, when motor vehicle crash risk peaks. We know little about when adolescents with ADHD get licensed and, once they do, the extent to which they have increased crash risk compared with adolescents without ADHD. Objectives: To examine the association between ADHD and both driver licensing and crash involvement and whether it varies by sex, licensing age, and/or being prescribed ADHD medication at licensure...
June 12, 2017: JAMA Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599327/-influence-of-sex-and-age-on-contrast-sensitivity-subject-to-the-applied-method
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Sabine Darius, Lisa Bergmann, Saskia Blaschke, Irina Böckelmann
Aim The aim of the study was to detect gender and age differences in both photopic and mesopic contrast sensitivity with different methods in relation to German driver's license regulations (Fahrerlaubnisverordnung; FeV). Methods We examined 134 healthy volunteers (53 men, 81 women) with an age between 18 and 76 years, that had been divided into two groups (AG I < 45 years old, AG II ≥ 45 years old). Mesopic contrast sensitivity was determined with the Mesotest II. Optovist EU and Rodatest 302 as test devices and VISTECH and Mars charts under standardized illumination were applied for photopic contrast sensitivity...
June 9, 2017: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598738/competency-based-medical-education-and-continuing-professional-development-a-conceptualization-for-change
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Jocelyn Lockyer, Ford Bursey, Denyse Richardson, Jason R Frank, Linda Snell, Craig Campbell
Competency-based medical education (CBME) is as important in continuing professional development (CPD) as at any other stage of a physician's career. Principles of CBME have the potential to revolutionize CPD. Transitioning to CBME-based CPD will require a cultural change to gain commitment from physicians, their employers and institutions, CPD providers, professional organizations, and medical regulators. It will require learning to be aligned with professional and workplace standards. Practitioners will need to develop the expertise to systematically examine their own clinical performance data, identify performance improvement opportunities and possibilities, and develop a plan to address areas of concern...
June 2017: Medical Teacher
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595817/relationships-between-study-habits-burnout-and-general-surgery-resident-performance-on-the-american-board-of-surgery-in-training-examination
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Matthew R Smeds, Carol R Thrush, Faith K McDaniel, Roop Gill, Mary K Kimbrough, Brian D Shames, Jeffrey J Sussman, Joseph M Galante, Catherine M Wittgen, Parswa Ansari, Steven R Allen, Michael S Nussbaum, Donald T Hess, David C Knight, Frederick R Bentley
BACKGROUND: The American Board of Surgery In-Training Examination (ABSITE) is used by programs to evaluate the knowledge and readiness of trainees to sit for the general surgery qualifying examination. It is often used as a tool for resident promotion and may be used by fellowship programs to evaluate candidates. Burnout has been associated with job performance and satisfaction; however, its presence and effects on surgical trainees' performance are not well studied. We sought to understand factors including burnout and study habits that may contribute to performance on the ABSITE examination...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595703/performance-on-the-cardiovascular-in-training-examination-in-relation-to%C3%A2-the%C3%A2-abim-cardiovascular-disease-certification-examination
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Julia H Indik, Lauren M Duhigg, Furman S McDonald, Rebecca S Lipner, Jonathan D Rubright, Steven A Haist, Naomi F Botkin, Jeffrey T Kuvin
The American College of Cardiology In-Training Exam (ACC-ITE) is incorporated into most U.S. training programs, but its relationship to performance on the American Board of Internal Medicine Cardiovascular Disease (ABIM CVD) Certification Examination is unknown. ACC-ITE scores from third-year fellows from 2011 to 2014 (n = 1,918) were examined. Covariates for regression analyses included sex, age, medical school country, U.S. Medical Licensing Examination Step, and ABIM Internal Medicine Certification Examination scores...
June 13, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594073/work-related-injury-factors-and-safety-climate-perception-in-truck-drivers
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Naomi J Anderson, Caroline K Smith, Jesse L Byrd
INTRODUCTION: The trucking industry has a high burden of work-related injuries. This study examined factors, such as safety climate perceptions, that may impact injury risk. METHOD: A random sample of 9800 commercial driver's license holders (CDL) were sent surveys, only 4360 were eligible truck drivers. Descriptive statistics and logistic regression models were developed to describe the population and identify variables associated with work-related injury. RESULTS: 2189 drivers completed the pertinent interview questions...
June 8, 2017: American Journal of Industrial Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590391/misuse-of-novel-synthetic-opioids-a-deadly-new-trend
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Matthew P Prekupec, Peter A Mansky, Michael H Baumann
: Novel synthetic opioids (NSOs) include various analogs of fentanyl and newly emerging non-fentanyl compounds. Together with illicitly manufactured fentanyl (IMF), these drugs have caused a recent spike in overdose deaths, whereas deaths from prescription opioids have stabilized. NSOs are used as stand-alone products, as adulterants in heroin, or as constituents of counterfeit prescription medications. During 2015 alone, there were 9580 deaths from synthetic opioids other than methadone. Most of these fatalities were associated with IMF rather than diverted pharmaceutical fentanyl...
June 5, 2017: Journal of Addiction Medicine
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