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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451507/-appropriateness-in-cardiology-a-statement-of-the-anmco-veneto-region
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Guerrino Zuin, Gianfranco Frigo, Loris Roncon, Aldo Bonso, Emanuele Carbonieri, Fabio Chirillo, Fabio De Conti, Pietro Delise, Alessandro Desideri, Daniele D'Este, Loredano Milani, Roberto Valle, Claudio Bilato
Inappropriate tests are responsible for longer waiting lists, higher economical costs for the National Health System and major clinical risks due to radiation exposure from prescription abuse of diagnostic testing. Clinical inappropriateness frequently derives from poor knowledge of guidelines, "defensive medicine" approach and/or repeat requests of patients and family members. About one third of non-invasive imaging tests are considered inappropriate.In order to define the most appropriate instruments for the follow-up of the most common cardiovascular diseases with the highest risk of inappropriateness, all the cardiologists of the Veneto Region (Italy), along with the local chapters of the main national cardiology societies and general practitioners have been involved by the Regional Section of the Italian Association of Hospital Cardiologists (ANMCO) in several scientific meetings on the following topics: hypertension, chronic ischemic heart disease, valvular heart disease, heart failure, and atrial fibrillation...
January 2018: Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29400005/optimizing-patient-care-and-outcomes-through-the-congenital-heart-center-of-the-21st-century
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Jeffery B Anderson, Devyani Chowdhury, Jean A Connor, Curt J Daniels, Craig E Fleishman, Michael Gaies, Jeffrey Jacobs, John Kugler, Nicolas Madsen, Robert H Beekman, Stacey Lihn, Kay Stewart-Huey, Robert Vincent, Robert Campbell
Pediatric cardiovascular services are responding to the dynamic changes in the medical environment, including the business of medicine. The opportunity to advance our pediatric cardiology field through collaboration is now realized, permitting us to define meaningful quality metrics and establish national benchmarks through multicenter efforts. In March 2016, the American College of Cardiology hosted the first Adult Congenital/Pediatric Cardiology Section Congenital Heart Community Day. This was an open participation meeting for clinicians, administrators, patients/parents to propose metrics that optimize patient care and outcomes for a state-of-the-art congenital heart center of the 21st century...
February 5, 2018: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29385203/practice-variation-and-practice-guidelines-attitudes-of-generalist-and-specialist-physicians-nurse-practitioners-and-physician-assistants
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David A Cook, Laurie J Pencille, Denise M Dupras, Jane A Linderbaum, V Shane Pankratz, John M Wilkinson
OBJECTIVE: To understand clinicians' beliefs about practice variation and how variation might be reduced. METHODS: We surveyed board-certified physicians (N = 178), nurse practitioners (N = 60), and physician assistants (N = 12) at an academic medical center and two community clinics, representing family medicine, general internal medicine, and cardiology, from February-April 2016. The Internet-based questionnaire ascertained clinicians' beliefs regarding practice variation, clinical practice guidelines, and costs...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300387/patient-understanding-of-satisfaction-with-and-perceived-utility-of-whole-genome-sequencing-findings-from-the-medseq-project
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J Scott Roberts, Jill O Robinson, Pamela M Diamond, Archana Bharadwaj, Kurt D Christensen, Kaitlyn B Lee, Robert C Green, Amy L McGuire
PurposeTo examine patients' experiences with clinical use of whole-genome sequencing (WGS).MethodsA randomized trial compared primary care and cardiology patients receiving WGS and family health history (FH) information or FH information alone. 202 patients were surveyed before (BL) and up to 6 months after disclosure of results (6M).ResultsPatients (mean age = 55 years; 50% female; 81% college graduates) reported low levels of decisional regret (mean: 7.1/100) and high satisfaction with physicians' disclosure of results (median: 29/30)...
January 4, 2018: Genetics in Medicine: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280052/patient-and-provider-perspectives-on-the-development-of-personalized-medicine-a-mixed-methods-approach
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Lauren Puryear, Natalie Downs, Andrea Nevedal, Eleanor T Lewis, Kelly E Ormond, Maria Bregendahl, Carlos J Suarez, Sean P David, Steven Charlap, Isabella Chu, Steven M Asch, Neda Pakdaman, Sang-Ick Chang, Mark R Cullen, Latha Palaniappan
While genetic testing gains adoption in specialty services such as oncology, neurology, and cardiology, use of genetic and genomic testing has yet to be adopted as widely in primary care. The purpose of this study is to identify and compare patient and primary care provider (PCP) expectations of genetics services in primary care. Patient and PCP perspectives were assessed through a mixed-method approach combining an online survey and semi-structured interviews in a primary care department of a large academic medical institution...
December 27, 2017: Journal of Community Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277495/clinical-pharmacist-understanding-of-the-2013-american-college-of-cardiology-american-heart-association-cholesterol-guideline
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John D Bucheit, Haleigh Helsing, Pramit Nadpara, Salim S Virani, Dave L Dixon
BACKGROUND: Clinical pharmacists are frequently involved in the management of dyslipidemia, yet clinical pharmacists' knowledge, awareness, and the level of agreement with the 2013 American College of Cardiology (ACC)/American Heart Association (AHA) cholesterol guideline are unknown. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to examine clinical pharmacists' knowledge, awareness, and the level of agreement with the 2013 ACC/AHA cholesterol guideline. METHODS: We administered a validated questionnaire via an online survey that was electronically mailed to clinical pharmacists...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Clinical Lipidology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212334/-hyperlipoprotienemias-and-not-only-atherosclerosis-fragments-from-history-and-present
#7
Richard Češka
The examples from the history, as well as the recent view, clearly demonstrate a great change in the perception of hyperlipoprotienemias and dyslipidemias (HLP and DLP) at the end of 20th and at the beginning of 21st century. Our aim is not a complex overview about HLP and DLP. We just want to describe the changing position and importance of these diseases in clinical medicine. We will touch cardiology, angiology, but also diabetology, hepatology and gastroenterology (pancreas). HLP and DLP, which started as a research topic in laboratory became clinically interesting as risk factors of atherosclerosis...
2017: Casopís Lékar̆ů C̆eských
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139040/recommendations-for-the-follow-up-care-of-female-breast-cancer-survivors-a-guideline-of-the-spanish-society-of-medical-oncology-seom-spanish-society-of-general-medicine-semergen-spanish-society-for-family-and-community-medicine-semfyc-spanish-society-for-general
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A Barnadas, M Algara, O Cordoba, A Casas, M Gonzalez, M Marzo, A Montero, M Muñoz, A Ruiz, F Santolaya, T Fernandez
The increased incidence and decreased mortality of breast cancer have produced an increased number of breast cancer survivors. The type of sequelae and comorbidities that these patients present call for a collaborative follow-up by hospital-based specialized care and primary care. In this document, we present a guideline drafted and agreed among scientific societies whose members care for breast cancer survivors. The purpose of this guideline is to achieve the shared and coordinated follow-up of these patients by specialized care and primary care professionals...
November 14, 2017: Clinical & Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137042/associations-among-medication-regimen-complexity-medical-specialty-and-medication-possession-ratio-in-newly-diagnosed-hypertensive-patients-a-population-based-study
#9
Chen-Pei Ho, Jih-I Yeh, Shu-Hui Wen, Tony Jer-Fu Lee
The aim of this study was to explore the associations among the medication regimen complexity index (MRCI), medical specialty, and medication possession ratio (MPR) in newly diagnosed hypertensive patients.Data from 19,859 newly diagnosed hypertensive patients were collected from 2,000,000 random samples of the National Health Insurance Research Database in Taiwan. All study participants were followed for 1 year after the first diagnosis of hypertension. MPR was defined as total days of antihypertensive drugs supplied/365 days...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049005/beliefs-attitudes-and-activities-of-healthcare-personnel-about-influenza-and-pneumococcal-vaccines
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Fatma Çiftci, Elif Şen, Nalan Demir, Orçun Çiftci, Serhat Erol, Oya Kayacan
OBJECTIVES: Vaccination of healthcare personnel (HCP) is an effective measure for preventing the spread of influenza among at-risk patients. This study was conducted to determine influenza vaccination rates and activities among HCP working at a tertiary healthcare setting. METHODS: This study included 470 HCP (85 physicians, 134 nurses, 53 healthcare assistants, 44 paramedics, 47 medical secretaries, and 107 auxillary staff members) working at the emergency, cardiology, chest diseases, and internal medicine departments with the largest volume of patients with vaccination indication of two large university hospitals with similar medical practices and work environment...
January 2, 2018: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28832953/colchicine-an-ancient-drug-with-novel-applications
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REVIEW
B Dasgeb, D Kornreich, K McGuinn, L Okon, I Brownell, D L Sackett
Colchicine is a historic treatment for gout that has been used for more than a millennium. It is the treatment of choice for Familial Mediterranean Fever and its associated complication, amyloidosis. The 2009 FDA approval of colchicine as a new drug had research consequences. Recent investigations utilizing large cohorts of gout patients who have been taking colchicine for years have demonstrated novel applications within oncology, immunology, cardiology and dermatology. Some emerging dermatologic uses include the treatment of epidermolysis bullosa acquisita, leukocytoclastic vasculitis, aphthous stomatitis and others...
August 18, 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748266/treatment-of-chronic-heart-failure-in-germany-a-retrospective-database-study
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Stefan Störk, Renate Handrock, Josephine Jacob, Jochen Walker, Frederico Calado, Raquel Lahoz, Stephan Hupfer, Sven Klebs
BACKGROUND: Adherence to treatment guidelines affects outcomes in patients with chronic heart failure (HF). We investigated patient pathways and treatment patterns for HF in Germany. METHODS: This retrospective study used anonymous healthcare claims data from the German Health Risk Institute on individuals with statutory health insurance. Patients with uninterrupted data from 1 January 2009 to 31 December 2013 or death (whichever occurred first), and ≥2 recorded HF-related diagnoses in 2011, were included...
November 2017: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429694/the-rationale-and-design-of-the-national-familial-hypercholesterolemia-registries-in-turkey-a-hit1-and-a-hit2-studies
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Meral Kayıkçıoğlu, Lale Tokgözoğlu
OBJECTIVE: Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) is a genetic disease characterized by extremely high levels of cholesterol, leading to premature atherosclerosis. Although many countries have already addressed the burden of FH by means of national registries, Turkey has no national FH registry or national screening program to detect FH. Creation of a series of FH registries is planned as part of Turkish FH Initiative endorsed by the Turkish Society of Cardiology to meet this need. This article provides detailed information on the rationale and design of the first 2 FH registries (A-HIT1 and A-HIT2)...
April 2017: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425888/-satisfa%C3%A3-%C3%A3-o-com-o-internato-m%C3%A3-dico-em-portugal
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Miguel Bigotte Vieira, Pedro Godinho, Nuno Gaibino, Raquel Dias, Agostinho Sousa, Inês Madanelo, Francisco Ribeiro-Mourão, Mariana Brandão, Sónia Duarte, Tiago Meirinhos, Ana Luísa Catarino, Cláudio Espírito Santo, Ricardo Caiado, Ricardo Marques, Ana Gonçalves Ferreira, Carlos Ramalheira, João Valente Jorge, Marta Losada, Mário Santos, Edson Oliveira, João Paulo Farias, José Manuel Silva
INTRODUCTION: In the last years, the global context of medical education and Medical Residency programs in Portugal suffered substantial changes. The primary objective of this study was to evaluate and characterize medical residents ́ satisfaction with medical residency programs in Portugal and to identify features that could be improved. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We utilized as model the survey Postgraduate Hospital Educational Environment Measure that has been developed in the United Kingdom and is speci cally targeted to medical residents...
December 30, 2016: Acta Médica Portuguesa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383339/polish-nurses-knowledge-of-heart-failure-self-care-education-principles
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Beata Jankowska-Polańska, Marta Brzykowska, Izabella Uchmanowicz, Magdalena Lisiak, Joanna Rosinczuk
: On the basis of management guidelines, multidisciplinary treatments are essential in the care of patients with heart failure (HF) to improve quality of life and clinical outcomes. PURPOSE: The aim of the study was to assess nurses' knowledge of HF self-care principles as a way to be prepared for educating patients about HF self-care maintenance and management. METHODS: Nurses providing cardiology intensive care (n = 48), nonintensive hospital care (n = 129), and family practices care (n = 50) completed the Nurses' Knowledge of HF Education Principles survey...
May 2017: Clinical Nurse Specialist CNS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363610/unnecessary-overuse-study-of-inadvisable-practices-for-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
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M M Ortiz, P Llamas, M Sanmartín, J A Egido, J Del Toro, M I Egocheaga, M S Estévez, I M Navarro, J J Mira
OBJECTIVE: To identify overuse (diagnostic, therapeutic and self-care practices that represent risks that outweigh the potential benefits) in patients with atrial fibrillation. METHOD: The study was based on qualitative research techniques. Using the "Metaplan" technique, we identified and ordered potentially inappropriate, ineffective and inefficient practices. By means of a consensus conference, we then established a number of "inadvisable practice" measures (relatively common practices that should be eliminated based on the scientific evidence or clinical experience)...
March 28, 2017: Revista Clínica Española
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337648/diagnosis-and-treatment-of-alternating-hemiplegia-of-childhood
#17
REVIEW
Melanie Masoud, Lyndsey Prange, Jeffrey Wuchich, Arsen Hunanyan, Mohamad A Mikati
The diagnosis and treatment of patients with Alternating Hemiplegia of Childhood (AHC) and related disorders should be provided by a multidisciplinary team experienced with the spectrum of presentations of this disease, with its related disorders, with its complex and fluctuating manifestations, and with cutting edge advances occurring in the field. Involvement in research to advance the understanding of this disease and partnership with international collaborators and family organizations are also important...
February 2017: Current Treatment Options in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143824/medical-students-vs-family-physicians-assessment-of-practical-and-logical-values-of-pathophysiology-multiple-choice-questions
#18
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
#19
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
#20
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...
May 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
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