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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895830/development-of-a-subspecialty-cardiology-curriculum-for-paediatric-registrars-in-malawi-implementation-of-a-long-distance-hybrid-model
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Laura Newberry, Neil Kennedy, Elizabeth A Greene
BACKGROUND: Malawi has a high burden of paediatric cardiac disease but a limited number of health providers familiar with these chronic diseases. Given the rising number of Malawian postgraduate paediatric trainees at the University of Malawi College of Medicine, we sought to remedy this lack of basic cardiology training with a long-distance, module-based curriculum that could be utilised independently, as needed, with on-site teaching. We also wished to evaluate the initial modules for utility and improvement in knowledge and confidence in each topic...
June 2016: Malawi Medical Journal: the Journal of Medical Association of Malawi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862304/hypertension-and-pregnancy-expert-consensus-statement-from-the-french-society-of-hypertension-an-affiliate-of-the-french-society-of-cardiology
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Claire Mounier-Vehier, Jacques Amar, Jean-Marc Boivin, Thierry Denolle, Jean-Pierre Fauvel, Geneviève Plu-Bureau, Vassilis Tsatsaris, Jacques Blacher
High blood pressure in pregnancy remains, by its complications, the leading cause of morbidity as well as maternal and fetal mortality. The frequency (5 to 10% of pregnancies) and the potential severity of this disease, both for mother and child, encourage to standardize and to optimize our medical practices. If the short-term complications for the mother and child are well known, long-term ones for the mother are beginning to be better identified. The onset of hypertension during pregnancy disrupts the classic organization of healthcare and requires the intervention of the general practitioner and/or an obstetrician, a gynecologist, a midwife, a cardiologist, a nephrologist...
November 14, 2016: Fundamental & Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27851785/implementation-of-patient-centered-education-for-chronic-disease-management-in-uganda-an-effectiveness-study
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Trishul Siddharthan, Tracy Rabin, Maureen E Canavan, Faith Nassali, Phillip Kirchhoff, Robert Kalyesubula, Steven Coca, Asghar Rastegar, Felix Knauf
BACKGROUND: The majority of non-communicable disease related deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries. Patient-centered care is an essential component of chronic disease management in high income settings. OBJECTIVE: To examine feasibility of implementation of a validated patient-centered education tool among patients with heart failure in Uganda. DESIGN: Mixed-methods, prospective cohort. SETTINGS: A private and public cardiology clinic in Mulago National Referral and Teaching Hospital, Kampala, Uganda...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830436/improved-compliance-with-reporting-standards-a-retrospective-analysis-of-intersocietal-accreditation-commission-nuclear-cardiology-laboratories
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P Tim Maddux, Mary Beth Farrell, Joseph A Ewing, Peter L Tilkemeier
BACKGROUND: In 2011, Tilkemeier et al reported significant nuclear cardiology laboratory noncompliance with reporting standards. The aim of this study was to identify and examine noncompliant reporting elements with the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission Nuclear/PET (IAC) Reporting Standards and to compare compliance between 2008 and 2014. METHODS: This was a retrospective study of compliance with 18 reporting elements utilizing accreditation findings from all laboratories applying for accreditation in 2008 and 2014...
November 9, 2016: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27823684/impact-of-the-2013-american-college-of-cardiology-american-heart-association-cholesterol-guidelines-on-the-prescription-of-high-intensity-statins-in-patients-hospitalized-for-acute-coronary-syndrome-or-stroke
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Michael Valentino, Jad Al Danaf, Andrew Panakos, Loheetha Ragupathi, Danielle Duffy, David Whellan
BACKGROUND: The 2013 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association cholesterol management guidelines represented a paradigm shift from the National Cholesterol Education Program Adult Treatment Panel III guidelines, replacing low-density lipoprotein cholesterol targets with a risk assessment model to guide statin therapy. Our objectives are to compare provider prescription of high-intensity statin therapy in patients hospitalized with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) or cerebrovascular accident (CVA) before and after the publication of the 2013 cholesterol guidelines, determine potential predictors of high-intensity statin utilization, and identify targets for improvement in cardiovascular risk reduction among these high-risk populations...
November 2016: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821483/ideal-cardiovascular-health-and-psychosocial-risk-factors-among-finnish-female-municipal-workers
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Veera Veromaa, Hannu Kautiainen, Ulla Saxen, Kirsi Malmberg-Ceder, Elina Bergman, Päivi E Korhonen
AIMS: Ideal cardiovascular health has been defined by the American Heart Association as the absence of disease and the presence of seven key health factors and behaviours. However, little is known about the mental aspects associated with ideal cardiovascular health metrics. The objective of this study was to assess the relationships between psychosocial risk factors and ideal cardiovascular health metrics among Finnish women at municipal work units. METHOD: A cross-sectional study was conducted in Finland among 732 female employees (mean±SD age 48±10 years) from ten work units in 2014...
November 7, 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821376/a-cardiac-catheterisation-laboratory-core-curriculum-for-the-continuing-professional-development-of-nurses-and-allied-health-professions
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Lynne Hinterbuchner, Salomé Coelho, Ricardo Esteves, Sarah Carson, Lene Kløvgaard, Lino Gonçalves, Stephan Windecker, David Zughaft
AIMS: The aim is to provide a standard educational structure for nurses and allied professionals (NAP) specialising in interventional cardiology. The curriculum can also be used as a basis for training on a certificate- based level in interventional cardiology. METHODS AND RESULTS: The curriculum was developed by a panel of experts from various allied health professions. The syllabus focuses on nine core areas of themes essential for NAPs working in interventional cardiology...
November 8, 2016: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27817133/simulator-training-to-minimize-ionizing-radiation-exposure-in-the-catheterization-laboratory
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Aric Katz, Avraham Shtub, Amir Solomonica, Adva Poliakov, Ariel Roguin
To learn about radiation and how to lower it. Patients and operators are routinely exposed to high doses of ionizing radiation during catheterization procedures. This increased exposure to ionizing radiation is partially due to a lack of awareness to the effects of ionizing radiation, and lack of knowledge on the distribution and behavior of scattered radiation. A simulator, which incorporates data on scattered ionizing radiation, was built based on multiple phantom measurements and used for teaching radiation safety...
November 5, 2016: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27783729/managing-educational-practices-for-qualified-nursing-care-in-cardiology
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Cintia Koerich, Alacoque Lorenzini Erdmann
Objective: to understand significances attributed by nurses who manage nursing care to the individual affected by cardiovascular disease to relations, interactions and associations of the educational practices in a cardiovascular reference hospital. To elaborate a theoretical explanatory model based on significances attributed in the light of the complex thinking. Method: qualitative study, which used Theory Based on Data (TBD) as methodological reference. Twenty-two professionals of nursing participated in the study...
September 2016: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27760535/the-haiti-medical-education-project-development-and-analysis-of-a-competency-based-continuing-medical-education-course-in-haiti-through-distance-learning
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Robert Battat, Marc Jhonson, Lorne Wiseblatt, Cruff Renard, Laura Habib, Manouchka Normil, Brian Remillard, Timothy F Brewer, Galit Sacajiu
BACKGROUND: Recent calls for reform in healthcare training emphasize using competency-based curricula and information technology-empowered learning. Continuing Medical Education programs are essential in maintaining physician accreditation. Haitian physicians have expressed a lack access to these activities. The Haiti Medical Education Project works in alliance with Haitian medical leadership, faculty and students to support the Country's medical education system. We present the creation, delivery and evaluation of a competency-based continuing medical education curriculum for physicians in rural Haiti...
October 19, 2016: BMC Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27760229/demographics-management-strategies-and-problems-in-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-from-the-standpoint-of-emergency-medicine-specialists-a-survey-based-study-from-seven-geographical-regions-of-turkey
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Afsin Emre Kayipmaz, Orcun Ciftci, Cemil Kavalci, Emir Karacaglar, Haldun Muderrisoglu
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to explore the ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) management practices of emergency medicine specialists working in various healthcare institutions of seven different geographical regions of Turkey, and to examine the characteristics of STEMI presentation and patient admissions in these regions. METHODS: We included 225 emergency medicine specialists working in all geographical regions of Turkey. We e-mailed them a 20-item questionnaire comprising questions related to their STEMI management practices and characteristics of STEMI presentation and patient admissions...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27743574/what-should-a-fellow-in-training-expect-at-national-cardiovascular-conferences-the-interventional-cardiology-fellows-perspective
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Sarkis Kiramijyan, Romain Didier, Edward Koifman, Smita I Negi
BACKGROUND: It has become challenging for cardiovascular fellows-in-training (FIT) to determine which national cardiovascular conference (NCC) to attend given the broad range of meetings and the breadth of information offered. The aim of this study was to report our own experiences of the utility and individual strengths of the NCCs and to further understand the interventional cardiology (IC) FITs' viewpoint regarding the benefits of the individual NCCs. METHODS: A survey was formulated with questions and scenarios regarding topics deemed to be of highest importance for an IC-FIT...
October 2016: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27735084/best-practices-in-teaching-echocardiography-to-cardiology-fellows-a-review-of-the-evidence
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Emily A Ruden, David P Way, Rollin W Nagel, Fern Cheek, Alex J Auseon
BACKGROUND: Best practices in the teaching of performance and interpretation of echocardiography to cardiology fellows are unknown, and thus, it has traditionally been performed through an apprenticeship model. This review summarizes the existing literature describing evidence-based teaching of echocardiography. METHODS: A comprehensive search of multiple scientific and educational databases included prospective studies describing an educational intervention for teaching echocardiography to physicians...
November 2016: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27723890/calibration-of-the-pooled-cohort-equations-for-atherosclerotic-cardiovascular-disease-an-update
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Nancy R Cook, Paul M Ridker
The latest guidelines from the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association, released in fall 2013, provide a long-anticipated update to the recommendations of the Third Report of the National Cholesterol Education Program Expert Panel on Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Cholesterol in Adults (Adult Treatment Panel III). The guidelines incorporate a new risk score for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease that includes stroke as well as coronary heart disease. After publication, the new pooled cohort equations (PCEs) were evaluated in 15 studies from the United States and Europe, most of which used cohorts that were more contemporary than those used in developing the guidelines...
October 11, 2016: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27695381/should-a-clinical-rotation-in-hematology-be-mandatory-for-undergraduate-medical-students
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Jay Mandan, Harmeet Singh Sidhu, Adil Mahmood
Clinical rotations form the foundation of medical education. Medical students in the UK are offered conventional rotations such as cardiology, surgery, and psychiatry as part of their undergraduate curriculum, but a rotation in hematology is not currently mandatory. This paper explores the benefits of a compulsory hematology rotation, and suggests recommendations for its implementation in UK medical school curricula.
2016: Advances in Medical Education and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27660369/amssm-position-statement-on-cardiovascular-preparticipation-screening-in-athletes-current-evidence-knowledge-gaps-recommendations-and-future-directions
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Jonathan A Drezner, Francis G O'Connor, Kimberly G Harmon, Karl B Fields, Chad A Asplund, Irfan M Asif, David E Price, Robert J Dimeff, David T Bernhardt, William O Roberts
Cardiovascular screening in young athletes is widely recommended and routinely performed prior to participation in competitive sports. While there is general agreement that early detection of cardiac conditions at risk for sudden cardiac arrest and death (SCA/D) is an important objective, the optimal strategy for cardiovascular screening in athletes remains an issue of considerable debate. At the centre of the controversy is the addition of a resting ECG to the standard preparticipation evaluation using history and physical examination...
September 22, 2016: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27658765/the-effect-of-nurse-practitioner-led-intervention-in-diabetes-care-for-patients-admitted-to-cardiology-services
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Suqing Li, Sylvia Roschkov, Blair J O'Neill, Constance L Chik, Ross T Tsuyuki, Gabor T Gyenes
OBJECTIVE: To determine the benefits of diabetes nurse practitioner (DNP) intervention on glycemic control, quality of life and diabetes treatment satisfaction in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2DM) admitted to cardiology inpatient services at a tertiary center. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients admitted to the cardiology service with T2DM who had sub-optimal control (HbA1c >6.5%) were approached for the study. Diabetes care was optimized by the DNP through medication review, patient education and discharge care-planning...
September 19, 2016: Canadian Journal of Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27649041/implementation-of-a-clinical-pathway-for-chest-pain-in-a-pediatric-emergency-department
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Shaun Mohan, Deipanjan Nandi, Paul Stephens, Mirna MʼFarrej, R Lee Vogel, Christopher P Bonafide
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the impact of a pediatric emergency department (ED) chest pain clinical pathway on resource utilization. METHODS: Motivated by perceived overuse of cardiology consultation for non-cardiac chest pain in the ED, clinicians from the Divisions of Cardiology and Emergency Medicine collaboratively developed a chest pain clinical pathway, educated staff, and implemented the pathway on March 1, 2014. We reviewed records of children aged 3 to 18 years without prior diagnoses of heart disease who presented to the ED with chest pain between March 1, 2013, and April 22, 2015...
September 20, 2016: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27641539/ehealth-literacy-and-preferences-for-ehealth-resources-in-parents-of-children-with-complex-chd
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Nadine A Kasparian, Nathan Lieu, David S Winlaw, Andrew Cole, Edwin Kirk, Gary F Sholler
: Introduction This study aimed to (a) examine eHealth literacy, beliefs, and behaviours in parents of children with complex CHD, and (b) identify parents' preferences for the content, format, features, and functions of eHealth resources for CHD. Materials and methods Families (n=198) of children born between 2008 and 2011 and diagnosed with CHD requiring surgery were mailed a survey assessing a range of variables including eHealth literacy, beliefs, and behaviours as well as preferences for the format, functions, features, and content of eHealth resources for CHD...
September 19, 2016: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27634126/defining-achieving-and-maintaining-competence-in-cardiovascular-training%C3%A2-and-practice
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REVIEW
Jeffrey T Kuvin, Eric S Williams
Patients, hospitals, insurers, and the public rely on competent physicians. The definition and documentation of competency in cardiovascular training and practice continues to evolve. New tools, such as the American College of Cardiology's in-training examination, restructured Core Cardiovascular Training Statement, curricular and lifelong learning competencies, and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Milestones help define competent trainees and practitioners, and level the playing field...
September 20, 2016: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
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