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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731005/preparing-medical-students-with-congenital-colour-vision-deficiency-for-safe-practice
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Rajat Dhingra, Jolly Rohatgi, Upreet Dhaliwal
BACKGROUND: Colour vision of candidates is tested in many medical colleges in India at the time of admission to undergraduate courses; however, there are no guidelines, and therefore no counselling, on how students with congenital colour vision deficiency (CCVD) should negotiate the medical course, and how best they can practise safely after graduation. Problems in interpreting coloured signs may lead to misdiagnosis. This study aimed to explore difficulties during clinical work that requires colour discrimination, and to offer suggestions on safe practice based on the findings and a review of the literature...
January 2017: National Medical Journal of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730951/penumbra-and-re-canalization-acute-computed-tomography-in-ischemic-stroke-evaluation-practise-study-protocol
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Salwa El-Tawil, Joanna Wardlaw, Ian Ford, Grant Mair, Tom Robinson, Lalit Kalra, Keith W Muir
Rationale Multimodal imaging, including computed tomography angiography and computed tomography perfusion imaging, yields additional information on intracranial vessels and brain perfusion and can differentiate between ischemic core and penumbra which may affect patient selection for intravenous thrombolysis. Hypothesis The use of multimodal imaging will increase the number of patients receiving intravenous thrombolysis and lead to better treatment outcomes. Sample size 400 patients. Methods and design PRACTISE is a prospective, multicenter, randomized, controlled trial in which patients presenting within 4...
August 2017: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717383/what-influences-feeding-decisions-for-hiv-exposed-infants-in-rural-kenya
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Helen M Nabwera, Joyline Jepkosgei, Kelly W Muraya, Amin S Hassan, Catherine S Molyneux, Rehema Ali, Andrew M Prentice, James A Berkley, Martha K Mwangome
BACKGROUND: Infant feeding in the context of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) poses unique challenges to mothers and healthcare workers in balancing the perceived risks of HIV transmission and nutritional requirements. We aimed to describe the decision-making processes around infant feeding at a rural HIV clinic in Kenya. METHODS: We used a qualitative study design. Between March and August 2011, we conducted in-depth interviews (n = 9) and focus group discussions (n = 10) with purposively selected hospital and community respondents at Kilifi County Hospital, Kenya...
2017: International Breastfeeding Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710209/does-a-one-day-workshop-improve-clinical-faculty-s-comfort-and-behaviour-in-practising-and-teaching-evidence-based-medicine-a-canadian-mixed-methods-study
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David Allen, Jacques Abourbih, Marion Maar, Lisa Boesch, James Goertzen, Catherine Cervin
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine the impact of a 1-day evidence-based medicine (EBM) workshop on physician attitudes and behaviours around teaching and practicing EBM. DESIGN: A mixed methods study using a before/after cohort. SETTING: A medical school delivering continuing professional development to 1250 clinical faculty over a large geographic area in Canada. PARTICIPANTS: 105 physician clinical faculty members...
July 13, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710208/primary-care-workforce-and-continuous-medical-education-in-china-lessons-to-learn-from-a-nationwide-cross-sectional-survey
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William C W Wong, ShanZhu Zhu, Jason J Ong, MingHui Peng, Cindy L K Lam, Michael R Kidd, Martin Roland, SunFang Jiang
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to examine the education and training background of Chinese community health centres (CHCs) staff, continuous medical education (CME) and factors affecting participation in CME. DESIGN: Cross-sectional survey. SETTING: Community health centres (CHCs). PARTICIPANTS: All doctors and nurses working in selected CHCs (excluding those solely practising traditional Chinese Medicine). MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: CME recorded by CHCs and self-reported CME participation...
July 13, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698965/what-impact-do-students-have-on-clinical-educators-and-the-way-they-practise
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REVIEW
Lisa Waters, Kristin Lo, Stephen Maloney
The clinical education setting plays an important part in teaching students about the real world of clinical practice. Traditionally the educational relationship between student and clinical educator has been considered one-way, with students being the ones that benefit. This review focuses on the areas of clinician practice and behaviour that students are reported to influence through clinical placements and as such, determine the overall impact students can have on supervising clinicians. Electronic searches were conducted across MEDLINE, EMBASE, PsychINFO and CINAHL in July 2016...
July 11, 2017: Advances in Health Sciences Education: Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671478/a-qualitative-study-exploring-factors-influencing-clinical-decision-making-for-influenza-like-illness-in-solapur-city-maharashtra-india
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A S Ahankari, P R Myles, S Tsang, F Khan, S Atre, T Langley, A Kudale, M Bains
The co-existence of different types of medical systems (medical pluralism) is a typical feature of India's healthcare system. For conditions such as influenza-like illness (ILI), where non-specific disease signs/symptoms exist, clinical reasoning in the context of medical pluralism becomes crucial. Recognising this need, we undertook a qualitative study, which explored factors underpinning clinical decisions on diagnosis and management of ILI. The study involved semi-structured interviews including clinical vignettes with 20 healthcare practitioners (working within allopathy, homeopathy and Ayurveda) working in the private healthcare sector in Solapur city, India...
July 3, 2017: Anthropology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660834/the-role-of-two-sided-splinting-for-recalcitrant-paediatric-post-burn-hand-flexion-contracture-a-case-report
#8
Toh Prasetyono, I Caroline
A 2-year-old boy presented to the plastic and reconstructive surgery outpatient clinic with bilateral post-burn hand flexion contracture. The contracture had been released twice elsewhere. The third surgical repair on one hand at a time was conducted by the author (TOHP). However, inadeq.uate compliance to the postoperative splinting and exercise led to the recurrence of the contracture in the following year. A customised two-sided splint was therefore created to ensure proper placement and compliance. Reinforcement to the parents to encourage the boy to practise active exercise on demand was also an integral part of the management...
July 2017: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659013/-there-s-a-catch-22-the-complexities-of-pain-management-for-people-with-advanced-dementia-nearing-the-end-of-life-a-qualitative-exploration-of-physicians-perspectives
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Bannin De Witt Jansen, Kevin Brazil, Peter Passmore, Hilary Buchanan, Doreen Maxwell, Sonja J McIlfatrick, Sharon M Morgan, Max Watson, Carole Parsons
BACKGROUND: Pain management is a cornerstone of palliative care. The clinical issues encountered by physicians when managing pain in patients dying with advanced dementia, and how these may impact on prescribing and treatment, are unknown. AIM: To explore physicians' experiences of pain management for patients nearing the end of life, the impact of these on prescribing and treatment approaches, and the methods employed to overcome these challenges. DESIGN: Qualitative, semi-structured interview study exploring barriers to and facilitators of pain management, prescribing and treatment decisions, and training needs...
October 1, 2016: Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657173/among-nurses-how-does-education-level-impact-professional-values-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
B T Sibandze, K N Scafide
BACKGROUND: Professional nursing values have been acknowledged globally as the foundation of daily nursing care practice. Understanding how nurses identify, comprehend and apply their professional nursing values is an important step towards improving nursing practice and patient care quality. Research has demonstrated that nurses' professional values are cultivated during prelicensure academic education. AIM: The aim of this systematic review was to determine how level of education affects professional nursing values of clinical practising nurses...
June 28, 2017: International Nursing Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655957/comparison-of-analgesic-efficacy-of-caudal-dexmedetomidine-versus-caudal-tramadol-with-ropivacaine-in-paediatric-infraumbilical-surgeries-a-prospective-randomised-double-blinded-clinical-study
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Savita Gupta, Rashmi Sharma
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Caudal epidural analgesia is commonly practised regional block technique in children undergoing infraumbilical surgeries but has a short duration of action after single shot local anaesthetic injection. The aim of this study was to compare ropivacaine 0.25% with dexmedetomidine and tramadol in caudal anaesthesia in paediatric infraumbilical surgeries. METHODS: In a randomised, prospective, double-blinded study, sixty children (1-8 years) belonging to American Society of Anesthesiologists' physical status I or II scheduled for infraumbilical surgeries were included...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646498/introducing-solution-focussed-brief-therapy-to-mental-health-nurses-across-a-local-health-district-in-australia
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Timothy Wand, Louise Acret, Natalie D'Abrew
Solution-focussed brief therapy (SFBT) can be applied to effectively address a broad range of mental health-, alcohol-, and substance-related challenges. The compatibility that SFBT has with mental health nursing practice has been widely recognized. The aim of the present mixed-methods study was to introduce and evaluate the utility of SFBT principles, strategies, and techniques to the clinical work of mental health nurses from a local health district in Sydney, Australia. Following a 4-hour introductory SFBT workshop, participants were invited to complete a one-page evaluation and undertake a follow-up individual telephone interview with a research assistant...
June 23, 2017: International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644567/reliability-of-surface-emg-measurements-from-the-suprahyoid-muscle-complex
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Mohit Kothari, Peter William Stubbs, Asger Roer Pedersen, Jim Jensen, Jørgen Feldbaek Nielsen
BACKGROUND: Assessment of swallowing musculature using motor evoked potentials (MEPs) can be used to evaluate neural pathways. However, recording of the swallowing musculature is often invasive, uncomfortable and unrealistic in normal clinical practise. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the possibility of using the suprahyoid muscle complex (SMC) using surface electromyography (sEMG) to assess changes to neural pathways by determining the reliability of measurements in healthy participants over days...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642541/can-uk-undergraduate-dental-programmes-provide-training-in-non-surgical-facial-aesthetics
#14
T W M Walker, F Gately, S Stagnell, A Kerai, C Mills, S Thomas
Aim Recently, more and more dentists have found themselves engaging in the delivery of non-surgical facial aesthetics (NSFA) as part of their regular practice routine. NSFA is a growing field in aesthetic medicine that is practised by a range of clinicians including doctors, dentists and registered prescriber nurses and is an industry estimated to be worth over £3 billion in the UK alone. In the past few years, several public scandals in aesthetic medicine have prompted reactions by several bodies including the Government and Royal Colleges...
June 23, 2017: British Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642517/green-dentistry-the-art-and-science-of-sustainable-practice
#15
P Mulimani
Dentistry is highly energy and resource intensive with significant environmental impact. Factors inherent in the profession such as enormous electricity demands of electronic dental equipment, voluminous water requirements, environmental effects of biomaterials (before, during and after clinical use), the use of radiation and the generation of hazardous waste involving mercury, lead etc have contributed towards this. With rising temperatures across the world due to global warming, efforts are being made worldwide to mitigate the effects of environmental damage by resorting to sustainability concepts and green solutions in a myriad of ways...
June 23, 2017: British Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634512/diffusion-weighted-imaging-for-the-detection-and-evaluation-of-cholesteatoma
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REVIEW
Benjamin Henninger, Christian Kremser
Cholesteatoma is a collection of keratinous debris and stratified squamous epithelium. It is trapped in the middle ear and can lead to bony erosion. The disease is treated surgically often followed by a second-look procedure to check for residual tissue or recurrence. Cholesteatoma has specific signal-intensity characteristics on magnetic resonance imaging with very high signal intensity on diffusion weighted imaging (DWI). Various DWI techniques exist: Echo-planar imaging (EPI)-based and non-EPI-based techniques as well as new approaches like multi-shot EPI DWI...
May 28, 2017: World Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633984/herbal-medicinal-products-in-pregnancy-which-data-are-available
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REVIEW
Jacqueline Wiesner, Werner Knöss
This review aims to highlight recent approaches concerning usage of (traditional) herbal medicinal products in pregnancy and to discuss appropriate strategies to handle limited information. Therefore, published monographs of the Committee on Herbal Medicinal products (HMPC) and selected publicly funded webpages, medicinal handbooks, publications and industry and health care organisations webpages were evaluated. While within the monographs of the HMPC a rather conservative approach could be found (mainly because of lacking nonclinical and/or clinical studies), all other sources display a wide variety of information or assessments, thereby often giving contradictory recommendations...
June 17, 2017: Reproductive Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631193/current-concepts-of-memory-disorder-in-epilepsy-edging-towards-a-network-account
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REVIEW
Genevieve Rayner, Chris Tailby
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: A paradigm shift in contemporary epileptology has been the reframing of both epilepsy and its comorbid memory disorders as the product of diseased brain networks. The current review discusses some of the clinical and theoretical implications that stem from this shift. RECENT FINDINGS: Some implications of a network conceptualisation of epilepsy include a need for more widespread cognitive phenotyping in epilepsy; recognition that memory disorders in epilepsy can be multi-determined, including by non-structural factors; deeper consideration given to the neurodevelopmental context in which memory problems emerge; the utility of new methods to characterise memory impairments in epilepsy; and a call for greater recognition of the close interrelationships between memory comorbidities and psychiatric symptoms in epilepsy...
August 2017: Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625798/melanoma-patient-imaging-in-the-era-of-effective-systemic-therapies
#19
M Stodell, J F Thompson, L Emmett, R F Uren, R Kapoor, R P M Saw
Imaging plays a critical role in the current multi-disciplinary management of patients with melanoma. It is used for primary disease staging, surgical planning, and surveillance in high-risk patients, and for monitoring the effects of systemic or loco-regional therapies. Several different imaging modalities have been utilised in the past. Contemporary imaging practises vary geographically depending on clinical guidelines, physician preferences, availability and cost. Targeted therapies and immunotherapies have revolutionised the treatment of patients with metastatic melanoma over the last few years...
May 25, 2017: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617109/meet-the-new-team-players-physician-associates
#20
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
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