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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143824/medical-students-vs-family-physicians-assessment-of-practical-and-logical-values-of-pathophysiology-multiple-choice-questions
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Damir Secic, Dzenana Husremovic, Eldan Kapur, Zaim Jatic, Nina Hadziahmetovic, Benjamin Vojnikovic, Almir Fajkic, Amir Meholjic, Lejla Bradic, Amila Hadzic
Testing strategies can either have a very positive or negative effect on the learning process. The aim of this study was to examine the degree of consistency in evaluating the practicality and logic of questions from a medical school pathophysiology test, between students and family medicine doctors. The study engaged 77 family medicine doctors and 51 students. Ten questions were taken from cardiac pathophysiology and 10 questions from pulmonary pathophysiology, and each question was assessed on the criteria of practicality and logic...
March 1, 2017: Advances in Physiology Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100274/using-medical-specialty-and-selection-criteria-clusters-to-study-specialty-selection-by-israeli-medical-students
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Yoram G Weiss, Rachel Yaffa Zisk-Rony, Howard Tandeter, Uriel Elchalal, Alex Avidan, Josh E Schroeder, Charles Weissman
BACKGROUND: During their final year of medical school, Israeli students must consider which specialty to choose for residency. Based on the vocational counseling literature we presumed that choices are made by selecting from a cluster of related specialties while considering professional and socio-economic issues. METHODS: Questionnaires distributed to final-year medical students at two Israeli medical schools ascertained inclinations toward various medical specialties and the importance of various selection criteria...
January 18, 2017: BMC Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092429/residents-understanding-of-adult-congenital-heart-disease
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Paul Cooper, Morgan Hindes, Timothy M Maul, Stephen C Cook
OBJECTIVE: Medical residents are exposed to increasing numbers of adults with congenital heart disease (ACHD). While inadequate ACHD knowledge may lead to inappropriate practice, this educational deficit has not been investigated. Our aim was to analyze residents' attitudes, perceived ability, and knowledge of ACHD medicine. DESIGN, METHODS, OUTCOME MEASURES: A single center, multiprogram cross-sectional study was conducted in 2015 using an electronic survey to assess 472 medical residents' perceived knowledge and self-assessed skills related to ACHD medicine...
January 16, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057255/cardiovascular-medicine-and-society-the-pregnant-cardiologist
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REVIEW
Amy A Sarma, Chileshe Nkonde-Price, Martha Gulati, Claire S Duvernoy, Sandra J Lewis, Malissa J Wood
Women are a consistent minority in the field of cardiology, with concerns regarding balancing career and parenting responsibilities often cited as a contributing factor to this under-representation. To investigate the impact that a career in cardiology may have on the family planning decisions of female cardiologists, the Women in Cardiology section of the American College of Cardiology conducted a voluntary anonymous survey. The following perspective highlights lessons learned from the survey, and potential solutions to the issues surrounding maternity leave, radiation exposure during pregnancy, and breastfeeding accommodations raised by these data...
January 3, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878791/new-concepts-in-the-management-of-dyslipidaemiaa
#5
Baris Gencer, Nicolas Rodondi, Francois Mach
Recently, the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and the European Atherosclerosis Society (EAS) published a consensus paper giving guidance on the definition and management of statin-associated muscle symptoms (SAMS), as well as the use of proprotein convertase subtilisin kexin 9 (PCSK9) inhibitors in very high-risk patients. The occurrence of SAMS can have a major negative impact on treatment adherence and, consequently, on the prognosis of cardiovascular diseases. In addition, both the ESC guidelines on the prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in clinical practice with sections addressing global strategies to minimise the burden of CVD at population and individual levels, and the 2016 ESC/EAS guideline for the management of dyslipidaemias, focus on evaluation and treatment of SAMS...
2016: Swiss Medical Weekly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27844136/-ecs-guidelines-2016-dyslipidaemias
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D Sinning, U Landmesser
Dyslipidaemia is a major cause of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease and its progression towards clinical complications, such as acute coronary syndromes and stroke. In August 2016 the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and the European Atherosclerosis Society (EAS) issued new joint guidelines for the management of dyslipidaemias. In these new guidelines, the concept of treating patients to a risk-based low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol target is reinforced. The task force considers LDL cholesterol as the primary target for dyslipidaemia treatment, whereas high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol is not recommended as a treatment target (based on the failure of HDL cholesterol elevation treatment strategies to reduce cardiovascular risk in recent studies)...
December 2016: Herz
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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EDITORIAL
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/27602418/retrospective-analysis-of-nosocomial-infections-in-an-italian-tertiary-care-hospital
#8
Alessio Mancini, Daniele Verdini, Giorgio La Vigna, Claudia Recanatini, Francesca Elena Lombardi, Simone Barocci
Nosocomial infections are one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in hospitalized patients. Studies of their prevalence in single institutions can reveal trends over time and help to identify risk factors. The aim of this study was to investigate the nosocomial infections trend and identify the prevalence of predominant bacterial microorganisms and their drug resistance patterns in an Italian tertiary care hospital. Infections were classified according to the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention definitions...
September 2016: New Microbiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27595430/allocation-of-physician-time-in-ambulatory-practice-a-time-and-motion-study-in-4-specialties
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Christine Sinsky, Lacey Colligan, Ling Li, Mirela Prgomet, Sam Reynolds, Lindsey Goeders, Johanna Westbrook, Michael Tutty, George Blike
Background: Little is known about how physician time is allocated in ambulatory care. Objective: To describe how physician time is spent in ambulatory practice. Design: Quantitative direct observational time and motion study (during office hours) and self-reported diary (after hours). Setting: U.S. ambulatory care in 4 specialties in 4 states (Illinois, New Hampshire, Virginia, and Washington). Participants: 57 U...
December 6, 2016: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27585509/genetic-screening-of-anderson-fabry-disease-in-probands-referred-from-multispecialty-clinics
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Valentina Favalli, Eliana Disabella, Mariadelfina Molinaro, Marilena Tagliani, Anna Scarabotto, Alessandra Serio, Maurizia Grasso, Nupoor Narula, Carmela Giorgianni, Clelia Caspani, Monica Concardi, Manuela Agozzino, Calogero Giordano, Alexandra Smirnova, Takahide Kodama, Lorenzo Giuliani, Elena Antoniazzi, Riccardo G Borroni, Camilla Vassallo, Filippo Mangione, Laura Scelsi, Stefano Ghio, Carlo Pellegrini, Marialuisa Zedde, Laura Fancellu, GianPietro Sechi, Antonello Ganau, Stefania Piga, Annarita Colucci, Daniela Concolino, Maria Teresa Di Mascio, Danilo Toni, Marina Diomedi, Claudio Rapezzi, Elena Biagini, Massimiliano Marini, Maurizia Rasura, Maurizio Melis, Antonia Nucera, Donata Guidetti, Michelangelo Mancuso, Umberto Scoditti, Pamela Cassini, Jagat Narula, Luigi Tavazzi, Eloisa Arbustini
BACKGROUND: Anderson-Fabry disease (AFD) is a rare X-linked lysosomal storage disease, caused by defects of the alpha-galactosidase A (GLA) gene. AFD can affect the heart, brain, kidney, eye, skin, peripheral nerves, and gastrointestinal tract. Cardiology (hypertrophic cardiomyopathy), neurology (cryptogenic stroke), and nephrology (end-stage renal failure) screening studies suggest the prevalence of GLA variants is 0.62%, with diagnosis confirmation in 0.12%. OBJECTIVES: This study sought to expand screening from these settings to include ophthalmology, dermatology, gastroenterology, internal medicine, pediatrics, and medical genetics to increase diagnostic yield and comprehensively evaluate organ involvement in AFD patients...
September 6, 2016: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27535088/program-requirements-for-fellowship-education-in-venous-and-lymphatic-medicine
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Anthony J Comerota, Robert J Min, Suman W Rathbun, Neil Khilnani, Thom Rooke, Thomas W Wakefield, Teresa L Carman, Fedor Lurie, Suresh Vedantham, Steven E Zimmet
BACKGROUND: In every field of medicine, comprehensive education should be delivered at the graduate level. Currently, no single specialty routinely provides a standardized comprehensive curriculum in venous and lymphatic disease. METHOD: The American Board of Venous & Lymphatic Medicine formed a task force, made up of experts from the specialties of dermatology, family practice, interventional radiology, interventional cardiology, phlebology, vascular medicine, and vascular surgery, to develop a consensus document describing the program requirements for fellowship medical education in venous and lymphatic medicine...
August 17, 2016: Phlebology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27508924/zero-to-50-000-the-20th-anniversary-of-the-hospitalist
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Robert M Wachter, Lee Goldman
Twenty years ago, we described the emergence of a new type of specialist that we called a "hospitalist." Since then, the number of hospitalists has grown from a few hundred to more than 50,000 (see graph) — making this new field substantially larger than any subspecialty of internal medicine (the..
September 15, 2016: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27508633/-op-2c-05-atrial-fibrillation-in-hypertensive-patients-a-single-pilot-anticoagulation-risk-management-center
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A Varga, C M Tatar, A Mitre, C Podoleanu, I Tilea
OBJECTIVE: Atrial fibrillation is one of the most frequent complications of hypertension. Proper management of this condition with anticoagulation treatment requires data of the atrial fibrillation events rate in hypertensive population. Adequate standards of safety and optimal level of anticoagulation for preventing further cerebrovascular events is the target of this pilot center. DESIGN AND METHOD: Medical records from a family medicine database practice were evaluated...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27476983/assessment-and-utility-of-frailty-measures-in-critical-illness-cardiology-and-cardiac-surgery
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REVIEW
Naheed Rajabali, Darryl Rolfson, Sean M Bagshaw
Frailty is a clearly emerging theme in acute care medicine, with obvious prognostic and health resource implications. "Frailty" is a term used to describe a multidimensional syndrome of loss of homeostatic reserves that gives rise to a vulnerability to adverse outcomes after relatively minor stressor events. This is conceptually simple, yet there has been little consensus on the operational definition. The gold standard method to diagnose frailty remains a comprehensive geriatric assessment; however, a variety of validated physical performance measures, judgement-based tools, and multidimensional scales are being applied in critical care, cardiology, and cardiac surgery settings, including open cardiac surgery and transcatheter aortic value replacement...
September 2016: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27426935/young-ischemic-stroke-in-tunisia-a-multicentric-study
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Asma Kefi, Thara Larbi, Meya Abdallah, Amira El Ouni, Neil Bougacha, Kamel Bouslama, Saloua Hamzaoui, Skander M'rad
PURPOSE: There is wanting data regarding young ischemic stroke in developing countries, especially in Tunisia. The purpose of this study was to investigate risk factors and etiologies of young ischemic stroke in Tunisian and make a comparison with previous reports. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 102 young ischemic stroke patients (15-45 years old) were admitted, between January 1996 and August 2007, to 11 departments of internal medicine in different Tunisian hospitals...
April 2017: International Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27297089/who-is-providing-the-predominant-care-for-older-adults-with-dementia
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Mia Yang, Chiang-Hua Chang, Donald Carmichael, Esther S Oh, Julie P W Bynum
OBJECTIVES: To identify which clinical specialties are most central for care of people with dementia in the community and long-term care (LTC) settings. DESIGN: Cross-sectional analysis. PARTICIPANTS: Fee-for-service Medicare beneficiaries aged ≥65 years with dementia. MEASUREMENTS: Specialty, categorized into primary care (internal or family medicine, geriatrics, or nurse practitioners [NPs]) versus other specialties, of the predominant provider of care (PPC) for each patient, defined by providing the most ambulatory visits...
September 1, 2016: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27284985/retrospective-analysis-of-nosocomial-infections-in-an-italian-tertiary-care-hospital
#17
Alessio Mancini, Daniele Verdini, Giorgio La Vigna, Claudia Recanatini, Francesca Elena Lombardi, Simone Barocci
Nosocomial infections are one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in hospitalized patients. Studies of their prevalence in single institutions can reveal trends over time and help to identify risk factors. The aim of this study was to investigate the nosocomial infections trend and identify the prevalence of predominant bacterial microorganisms and their drug resistance patterns in an Italian tertiary care hospital. Infections were classified according to the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention definitions...
July 2016: New Microbiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27206936/provider-understanding-of-the-2013-acc-aha-cholesterol-guideline
#18
Salim S Virani, Yashashwi Pokharel, Lynne Steinberg, Winston Chan, Julia M Akeroyd, Saqib Ali Gowani, Ankur Kalra, Venkateshwar Polsani, Michael D Miedema, Peter H Jones, Vijay Nambi, Laura A Petersen, Christie M Ballantyne
BACKGROUND: Providers' understanding of the 2013 American College of Cardiology (ACC)/American Heart Association (AHA) cholesterol guideline in clinical practice is not known. METHODS: We designed a questionnaire, which was administered to internal medicine, family practice, cardiology, and endocrinology providers at 21 venues across the United States. We compared responses between providers in training or practice and between specialists (cardiology and endocrinology) and nonspecialists (internal medicine and family practice)...
May 2016: Journal of Clinical Lipidology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27188227/reasons-doctors-provide-futile-treatment-at-the-end-of-life-a-qualitative-study
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Lindy Willmott, Benjamin White, Cindy Gallois, Malcolm Parker, Nicholas Graves, Sarah Winch, Leonie Kaye Callaway, Nicole Shepherd, Eliana Close
OBJECTIVE: Futile treatment, which by definition cannot benefit a patient, is undesirable. This research investigated why doctors believe that treatment that they consider to be futile is sometimes provided at the end of a patient's life. DESIGN: Semistructured in-depth interviews. SETTING: Three large tertiary public hospitals in Brisbane, Australia. PARTICIPANTS: 96 doctors from emergency, intensive care, palliative care, oncology, renal medicine, internal medicine, respiratory medicine, surgery, cardiology, geriatric medicine and medical administration departments...
August 2016: Journal of Medical Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27122617/evaluating-hospice-and-palliative-medicine-education-in-pediatric-training-programs
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Arun L Singh, Jeffrey C Klick, Courtney E McCracken, Kiran B Hebbar
BACKGROUND: Hospice and Palliative Medicine (HPM) competencies are of growing importance in training general pediatricians and pediatric sub-specialists. The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) emphasized pediatric trainees should understand the "impact of chronic disease, terminal conditions and death on patients and their families." Currently, very little is known regarding pediatric trainee education in HPM. METHODS: We surveyed all 486 ACGME-accredited pediatric training program directors (PDs) - 200 in general pediatrics (GP), 57 in cardiology (CARD), 64 in critical care medicine (CCM), 69 in hematology-oncology (ONC) and 96 in neonatology (NICU)...
April 26, 2016: American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care
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