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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922217/commentary-learning-from-variations-in-fidelity-of-implementation
#1
Rekha Balu, Fred Doolittle
The articles in this special issue discuss efforts to improve academic reading outcomes for students and ways to achieve high implementation fidelity of promising strategies. At times the authors discuss if-and how-strong fidelity is associated with strong outcomes and potentially even impacts (the difference between program and control group outcomes). We want to explore this theme in two ways: (a) learning from the variation in fidelity to think about potential points of entry and levers for improvement in implementation, and (b) broadening the evaluation focus to include "service contrast" as a factor driving impacts on student outcomes...
December 2016: New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921321/from-paperwork-to-parenting-experiences-of-professional-staff-in-student-support
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Wendy C Y Hu, Eleanor Flynn, Rebecca Mann, Robyn Woodward-Kron
CONTEXT: For academic staff, responding to student concerns is an important responsibility. Professional staff, or non-academic staff who do administrative work in medical schools, are often the first to be approached by students, yet there is little research on how they manage student issues. Informed by the conceptual framework of emotional labour, we examined the experiences of professional staff, aiming to identify theoretical and practical insights for improving the provision of student support...
December 5, 2016: Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921305/early-math-trajectories-low-income-children-s-mathematics-knowledge-from-ages-4-to-11
#3
Bethany Rittle-Johnson, Emily R Fyfe, Kerry G Hofer, Dale C Farran
Early mathematics knowledge is a strong predictor of later academic achievement, but children from low-income families enter school with weak mathematics knowledge. An early math trajectories model is proposed and evaluated within a longitudinal study of 517 low-income American children from ages 4 to 11. This model includes a broad range of math topics, as well as potential pathways from preschool to middle grades mathematics achievement. In preschool, nonsymbolic quantity, counting, and patterning knowledge predicted fifth-grade mathematics achievement...
December 6, 2016: Child Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921214/external-validity-of-the-chiari-severity-index-and-outcomes-among-pediatric-chiari-i-patients-treated-with-intra-or-extra-dural-decompression
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Jared M Pisapia, Maxwell B Merkow, Danielle Brewington, Rosemary E Henn, Leslie N Sutton, Phillip B Storm, Gregory G Heuer
INTRODUCTION: Chiari malformation type-1 (CM-1) may be treated by intradural (ID) or extradural (ED) posterior fossa decompression, although the optimal approach is debated. The Chiari Severity Index (CSI) is a pre-operative metric to predict patient-defined improvement after CM-1 surgery. In this study, we evaluate the results of ID versus ED decompression and assess the external validity of the CSI. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study of pediatric CM-1 patients undergoing decompression at a single academic children's hospital...
December 5, 2016: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920963/the-benefits-of-group-supervision-and-a-recommended-structure-for-implementation
#5
Amber L Valentino, Linda A LeBlanc, Tyra P Sellers
Effective supervision practices can facilitate the professional development of the supervisee, the continued growth of the supervisor, and the overall development of our field and its practice. In addition to individual supervision, many aspiring certificants also participate in group supervision experiences either as part of their academic practicum or as part of a supervised independent fieldwork experience. Group supervision can provide unique opportunities to establish critical professional repertoires such as peer feedback skills and public speaking skills...
December 2016: Behavior Analysis in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920959/recommended-practices-for-individual-supervision-of-aspiring-behavior-analysts
#6
Tyra P Sellers, Amber L Valentino, Linda A LeBlanc
Practicing behavior analysts and behavior analysts in academic settings often provide supervision for young professionals who are pursuing certification as a behavior analyst. Effective supervision is critical to the quality of ongoing behavioral services, the professional development of the supervisee, the continued growth of the supervisor, and the overall development of our field and its practice. The Behavior Analyst Certification Board recently instituted several new requirements including training in supervisory practices prior to supervising those who are accruing hours toward the experience requirement for certification...
December 2016: Behavior Analysis in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920736/protective-effect-of-self-compassion-to-emotional-response-among-students-with-chronic-academic-stress
#7
Yonghong Zhang, Xi Luo, Xianwei Che, Wenjie Duan
The literature has shown that self-compassion is a protective factor of an individual's emotional response to chronic stress. However, this stress-buffering effect has not been completely analyzed in individuals who report significantly high academic stress. The present study explored the role of self-compassion in a group of undergraduate students who experience chronic academic stress. A total of 208 undergraduate students who were preparing for the Postgraduate Entrance Examination (PEE) were recruited and completed the Self-Compassion Scale, Adolescent Self-Rating Life Event Check List, and Positive and Negative Affect Schedule...
2016: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920619/the-swiss-master-in-chiropractic-medicine-curriculum-preparing-graduates-to-work-together-with-medicine-to-improve-patient-care
#8
B Kim Humphreys, Cynthia K Peterson
OBJECTIVE: In 2007, chiropractic became 1 of the 5 medical professions in Switzerland. This required a new chiropractic program that was fully integrated within a Swiss medical school. The purpose of this article was to discuss the Master in Chiropractic Medicine (MChiroMed) program at the University of Zürich, including advantages, opportunities, and challenges. DISCUSSION: In 2008, the MChiroMed program began with its first student cohort. The MChiroMed program is a 6-year Bologna model 2-cycle (bachelor and master) "spiral curriculum," with the first 4 years being fully integrated within the medical curriculum...
December 2016: Journal of Chiropractic Humanities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920415/endoscopic-monopolar-cauterization-of-the-sphenopalatine-artery-a-single-surgeons-experience
#9
Haitham Odat, Mohannad Al-Qudah
BACKGROUND: Epistaxis is one of the most common otolaryngology emergency conditions, and is usually treated conservatively by different types of nasal packs. A limited number of patients continue to bleed even with tightly fitted anterior and posterior packs in the nose. Such intractable epistaxis is managed by surgery or embolization. OBJECTIVES: We reviewed the use and outcomes of endoscopic suction monopolar cauterization of the sphenopalatine artery. DESIGN: Retrospective study...
November 2016: Annals of Saudi Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920269/same-care-different-populations-return-to-learn-practices-following-concussion-in-primary-and-secondary-schools
#10
Laura S Blackwell, Anna F Robinson, Mark R Proctor, Alex M Taylor
The authors conducted a cross-sectional survey of Massachusetts school nurses examining return-to-learn practices for children recovering from concussion in prekindergarten through high school. Regardless of school setting, all students received academic accommodations to support learning during recovery. School nurses perceived less benefit to prolonged cognitive rest (>4 days) for high school students relative to students in elementary school, but provided academic accommodations to them for comparatively longer periods of time (10-14 days vs 6-10 days)...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920121/is-knowledge-translation-without-patient-or-community-engagement-flawed
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Vivian R Ramsden, Norma Rabbitskin, John M Westfall, Maret Felzien, Janice Braden, Jessica Sand
BACKGROUND: The engagement of patients/individuals and/or communities has become increasingly important in all aspects of the research process. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this manuscript is to begin the discussion about the use and implementation of authentic engagement in the development of presentations and manuscripts which evolve from research that has engaged patients/individuals and/or communities. METHODS: Community-Based Participatory Research; Transformative Action Research...
December 5, 2016: Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919898/a-prolonged-outbreak-of-kpc-3-producing-enterobacter-cloacae-and-klebsiella-pneumoniae-driven-by-multiple-mechanisms-of-resistance-transmission-at-a-large-academic-burn-center
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Hajime Kanamori, Christian M Parobek, Jonathan J Juliano, David van Duin, Bruce A Cairns, David J Weber, William A Rutala
Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC)-producing Enterobacter cloacae have been recently recognized in the United States. Whole-genome sequencing (WGS) has become a useful tool for analysis of outbreaks and for determining transmission networks of multidrug-resistant organisms in healthcare settings, including carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE). We experienced a prolonged outbreak of CRE of E. cloacae and K. pneumoniae over a three-year period at a large academic burn center despite rigorous infection control measures...
December 5, 2016: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919874/diltiazem-versus-metoprolol-for-rate-control-in-atrial-fibrillation-with-rapid-ventricular-response-in-the-emergency-department
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Michelle C Hines, Brent N Reed, Vijay Ivaturi, Laura J Bontempo, Michael C Bond, Bryan D Hayes
PURPOSE: The impact of patient-specific factors on the choice of β-blocker versus calcium channel blocker therapy for rate control in emergency department (ED) patients treated for atrial fibrillation (AF) was investigated. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was conducted to evaluate the influence of demographics, prior medication use, hemodynamic and clinical characteristics, and other variables on selection of first-line therapy for AF among patients admitted to the ED of an academic medical center over a 22-month period (October 2012-July 2014) who received i...
December 15, 2016: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919741/implementation-of-a-clinical-documentation-improvement-curriculum-improves-quality-metrics-and-hospital-charges-in-an-academic-surgery-department
#14
Cynthia Reyes, Alissa Greenbaum, Catherine Porto, John C Russell
BACKGROUND: Accurate clinical documentation (CD) is necessary for many aspects of modern healthcare, including excellent communication, quality metrics reporting, and legal documentation. New requirements have mandated the adoption of ICD-10-CM coding systems, adding another layer of complexity to CD. A clinical documentation improvement (CDI) and ICD-10 training program was created for healthcare providers in our academic surgery department. We aimed to assess the impact of our CDI curriculum by comparing quality metrics, coding and reimbursement before and after implementation of our CDI program...
December 2, 2016: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919525/current-and-potential-cyber-attacks-on-medical-journals-guidelines-for-improving-security
#15
REVIEW
Mehdi Dadkhah, Seyed Amin Hosseini Seno, Glenn Borchardt
At the moment, scholarly publishing is faced with much academic misconduct and threats such as predatory journals, hijacked journals, phishing, and other scams. In response, we have been discussing this misconduct and trying to increase the awareness of researchers, but it seems that there is a lack of research that presents guidelines for editors to help them protect themselves against these threats. It seems that information security is missing in some parts of scholarly publishing that particularly involves medical journals...
December 2, 2016: European Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919497/comparative-efficacy-and-discontinuation-of-dimethyl-fumarate-and-fingolimod-in-clinical-practice-at-12-month-follow-up
#16
Carrie M Hersh, Thomas E Love, Samuel Cohn, Claire Hara-Cleaver, Robert A Bermel, Robert J Fox, Jeffrey A Cohen, Daniel Ontaneda
BACKGROUND: Dimethyl fumarate (DMF) and fingolimod (FTY) are approved oral disease modifying therapies (DMT) for relapsing multiple sclerosis (MS). Phase 3 trials established these agents as effective and generally well tolerated, though comparative efficacy and discontinuation remain unknown. OBJECTIVE: To assess real-world efficacy and discontinuation of DMF and FTY over 12 months in patients with MS. METHODS: We identified 458 DMF-treated and 317 FTY-treated patients in a large academic MS center...
November 2016: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919479/how-to-refer-to-people-with-disease-in-research-outputs-the-disconnection-between-academic-practise-and-that-preferred-by-people-with-multiple-sclerosis
#17
David Baker, Ananthi Anandhakrishnan, Katie A Tuite-Dalton, Hazel Lockart-Jones, Rodden M Middleton, David V Ford, Christina Crowe, Gavin Giovannoni
BACKGROUND: Increasingly, Government and Charity funders require public engagement in research. Invariably these research outputs describe the condition of someone with the disease of interest. We therefore sought to identify the preferred descriptor of someone with a disease, such as multiple sclerosis (MS) and to determine what descriptors are currently used by academics. METHODS: Several surveys were undertaken: one from the Research Network of the MS Society (MSSRN), a major MS Charity within the United Kingdom, who are involved in reviewing grant applications, priority setting and research governance (n=146), and surveys from both the United Kingdom MS register (MSR; n=1713) and the North American Research Committee on Multiple Sclerosis (NARCOMS) registry (n=518)...
November 2016: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919451/gastrostomy-tube-placement-an-opportunity-for-establishing-patient-centered-goals-of-care
#18
Christopher M McGreevy, Sri Ram Pentakota, Omar Mohamed, Kevin Sigler, Anne C Mosenthal, Ana Berlin
BACKGROUND: Surgeons and other health care providers are frequently consulted for gastrostomy tube placement in seriously ill patients at risk of outcomes poorly aligned with patient goals. Palliative care assessments have been recommended to guide decision-making in this setting. We aimed to characterize patient-centered outcomes and define the extent of unmet palliative care need in patients receiving gastrostomy tubes. METHODS: This is a retrospective study of all adult, nontrauma inpatients who underwent gastrostomy tube placement over 16 months at an urban academic medical center...
December 2, 2016: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919447/case-mix-adjusted-cost-of-colectomy-at-low-middle-and-high-volume-academic-centers
#19
Alex L Chang, Young Kim, Audrey E Ertel, Richard S Hoehn, Koffi Wima, Daniel E Abbott, Shimul A Shah
BACKGROUND: Efforts to regionalize surgery based on thresholds in procedure volume may have consequences on the cost of health care delivery. This study aims to delineate the relationship between hospital volume, case mix, and variability in the cost of operative intervention using colectomy as the model. METHODS: All patients undergoing colectomy (n = 90,583) at 183 academic hospitals from 2009-2012 in The University HealthSystems Consortium Database were studied...
December 2, 2016: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919440/partnered-sexual-activity-moderates-menstrual-cycle-related-changes-in-inflammation-markers-in-healthy-women-an-exploratory-observational-study
#20
Tierney K Lorenz, Gregory E Demas, Julia R Heiman
OBJECTIVE: To examine differences in inflammation markers in sexually active versus abstinent women and observe changes in inflammation markers across the menstrual cycle. Cycle-related immune fluctuations may have evolved to reduce interference with conception. If so, reproductively active (i.e., sexually active) women should show the most variability in cytokine expression. DESIGN: Participants provided serum samples at menses and ovulation (from which cytokines were assayed) and saliva samples at menses and during follicular, ovulation, and luteal phases (from which C-reactive protein [CRP] was assayed)...
December 2, 2016: Fertility and Sterility
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