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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214613/antibiotics-in-the-treatment-of-patients-with-lower-back-pain-associated-with-modic-changes-a-case-series
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Gaurav Gupta, Peter Jarzem, Sean Meredith, Mohan Radhakrishna, Markus Besemann, Maria Francisca Elgueta, Roshanak Charghi, Jeffrey Chankowsky
PURPOSE: To determine the clinical effect of antibiotic treatment for patients with low back pain and Modic 1 changes. METHODS: This is a retrospective case series of patients treated at the Canadian Forces Health Services Centre in Ottawa and the McGill University Health Centre. Where available, pain, functional, and imaging outcomes in 11 patients treated between 2013 and 2015 were analyzed to determine effect of antibiotic treatment for patients with low back pain and associated Modic 1 changes on magnetic resonance imaging...
October 2017: U.S. Army Medical Department Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159000/umbilical-cord-prolapse-in-a-labouring-patient-a-multidisciplinary-and-interprofessional-simulation-scenario
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Chandrew Rajakumar, Adam Garber, Purnima M Rao, Genevieve Rousseau, George A Dumitrascu, Glenn D Posner
This case is one of an eight-case multidisciplinary curriculum designed and implemented at the University of Ottawa by simulation educators with specialty training in obstetrics and gynecology (OB/GYN) and anesthesiology. Consultation from a nurse educator maintained quality and relevance of objectives for nursing participants. The curriculum was prepared to train OB/GYN and anesthesiology residents and nurses to hone crisis resource management skills and to recognize and manage rare/critical medical events in an obstetrical setting...
September 16, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157228/fellowship-training-a-qualitative-study-of-scope-and-purpose-across-one-department-of-medicine
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Jolanta Karpinski, Rola Ajjawi, Katherine Moreau
BACKGROUND: Fellowship training follows certification in a primary specialty or subspecialty and focusses on distinct and advanced clinical and/or academic skills. This phase of medical education is growing in prevalence, but has been an "invisible phase of postgraduate training" lacking standards for education and accreditation, as well as funding. We aimed to explore fellowship programs and examine the reasons to host and participate in fellowship training, seeking to inform the future development of fellowship education...
November 21, 2017: BMC Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140793/medical-specialty-preferences-in-early-medical-school-training-in-canada
#4
Anthony Vo, Laurie McLean, Matthew D F McInnes
Objectives: To understand what medical students consider when choosing their specialty, prior to significant clinical exposure to develop strategies to provide adequate career counseling. Methods: A cross-sectional study was performed by distributing optional questionnaires to 165 first-year medical students at the University of Ottawa in their first month of training with a sample yield of 54.5% (n=90).  Descriptive statistics, analysis of variance, Spearman's rank correlation, Cronbach's alpha coefficient, Kaiser-Meyer-Olkin Measure, and exploratory factor analyses were used to analyze the anonymized results...
November 14, 2017: International Journal of Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133539/validation-of-the-ottawa-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-rule-in-patients-with-acute-headache
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Jeffrey J Perry, Marco L A Sivilotti, Jane Sutherland, Corinne M Hohl, Marcel Émond, Lisa A Calder, Christian Vaillancourt, Venkatesh Thirganasambandamoorthy, Howard Lesiuk, George A Wells, Ian G Stiell
BACKGROUND: We previously derived the Ottawa Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Rule to identify subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) in patients with acute headache. Our objective was to validate the rule in a new cohort of consecutive patients who visited an emergency department. METHODS: We conducted a multicentre prospective cohort study at 6 university-affiliated tertiary-care hospital emergency departments in Canada from January 2010 to January 2014. We included alert, neurologically intact adult patients with a headache peaking within 1 hour of onset...
November 13, 2017: CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal, Journal de L'Association Medicale Canadienne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129122/convergence-and-divergence-an-analysis-of-mechanical-restraints
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Jean Daniel Jacob, Dave Holmes, Désiré Rioux, Pascale Corneau, Colleen MacPhee
BACKGROUND: Psychiatric nurses are regularly confronted with the uses and effects of control interventions such as mechanical restraints. Although there are evident tensions in the literature regarding the use of mechanical restraints, very little research has focused on the lived and embodied experience of their use, whether from the patient's perspective or the perspective of nursing staff responsible for their application. Research aims: (1) to gain access to the bodily phenomenon of being placed in mechanical restraints; (2) to give voice to the intimate experiential understanding of this experience; and (3) through phenomenological interpretation, to understand the subjective processes and meaning-making of this experience...
January 1, 2017: Nursing Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116978/-you-re-not-trying-to-save-somebody-from-death-learning-as-becoming-in-palliative-care
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Frances Kilbertus, Rola Ajjawi, Douglas B Archibald
PURPOSE: Learning can be conceptualized as a process of "becoming," considering individuals, workplace participation, and professional identity formation. How postgraduate trainees learn palliative care, encompassing technical competence, compassion, and empathy, is not well understood or explained by common conceptualizations of learning as "acquisition" and "participation." Learning palliative care, a practice that has been described as a cultural shift in medicine challenging the traditional role of curing and healing, provided the context to explore learning as "becoming...
November 7, 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114345/attitudes-towards-sub-domains-of-professionalism-in-medical-education-defining-social-accountability-in-the-globalizing-world
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David Ponka, Douglas Archibald, Jessica Ngan, Brendan Wong, Sharon Johnston
Background: Unmet health needs of populations around the world are a major contributor to lagging health outcomes globally. Medical professionals have a duty to address the health needs of their communities. In a globalizing world, the needs may seem limitless. Yet, most training involves immersion in one health system and its resources. How do practitioners reconcile this potentially limitless demand with their focused training and in understanding their duty to the populations they serve? Methods: A mixed-method design was used...
April 2017: Canadian Medical Education Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29061155/building-capacity-for-medical-education-research-in-family-medicine-the-program-for-innovation-in-medical-education-pime
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Douglas Archibald, William Hogg, Jacques Lemelin, Simone Dahrouge, Mireille St Jean, François Boucher
BACKGROUND: Despite the apparent benefits to teaching, many faculty members are reluctant to participate in medical education research (MER) for a variety of reasons. In addition to the further demand on their time, physicians often lack the confidence to initiate MER projects and require more support in the form of funding, structure and guidance. These obstacles have contributed to a decline in physician participation in MER as well as to a perceived decay in its quality. As a countermeasure to encourage physicians to undertake research, the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Ottawa implemented a programme in which physicians receive the funding, coaching and support staff necessary to complete a 2-year research project...
October 23, 2017: Health Research Policy and Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28959508/autonomic-dysreflexia-in-the-peripartum-patient-a-multidisciplinary-and-interprofessional-simulation-scenario
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Purnima M Rao, Adam Garber, Chandrew Rajakumar, Genevieve Rousseau, George Dumitrascu, Glenn D Posner
This case is one of an eight-case multidisciplinary curriculum designed and implemented at the University of Ottawa by simulation educators with specialty training in obstetrics and gynecology (ob/gyn) and anesthesiology. Consultation with a nurse educator maintained quality and relevance of objectives for nursing participants. The curriculum was prepared to train ob/gyn and anesthesiology residents and nurses to hone crisis resource management skills and to recognize and manage rare/critical medical events in an obstetrical setting...
July 25, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915208/appropriate-use-criteria-for-cardiac-computed-tomography-impact-on-diagnostic-utility
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Karan Bami, Manuja Premaratne, Jasmine Lamba, Yeung Yam, Alomgir Hossain, Marissa Keenan, Tony Haddad, Saipriya Anand, Ian G Burwash, Terrence D Ruddy, Girish Dwivedi, Benjamin J W Chow
BACKGROUND: Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) guidelines for cardiac computed tomography (CCT) were developed to limit testing to reasonable clinical settings. However, significant testing is still done for inappropriate indications. This study investigates the impact of AUC on evaluability of CCT to determine if inappropriate tests result in a greater proportion of nondiagnostic results. METHODS: Investigators reviewed the medical records of 2417 consecutive patients who underwent CCT at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute...
September 2017: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910255/better-strength-better-balance-partnering-to-deliver-a-fall-prevention-program-for-older-adults
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Darcie Taing, Kelly McKay
SETTING: Falls incur significant health and economic costs, particularly among older adults. Physical activity has been found to be the single most important fall prevention behaviour an older adult can do. This manuscript describes Ottawa Public Health's (OPH) experience implementing the Better Strength, Better Balance! (BSBB) program, a fall prevention exercise program for older adults, through an innovative partnership with the local Recreation, Cultural & Facility Services (RCFS) Department...
September 14, 2017: Canadian Journal of Public Health. Revue Canadienne de Santé Publique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888420/transition-to-residency-the-successful-development-and-implementation-of-a-nonclinical-elective-in-perioperative-management
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Heather McDonald, Nada Gawad, Isabelle Raîche, Fraser D Rubens
OBJECTIVE: Few medical school programs in Canada address challenges related to the significant increase in responsibility for patient care between medical school and residency. This is particularly important in surgery and anesthesia due to the high-acuity care required during the perioperative period. The purpose of this study was to develop and assess a program that would help students transition to surgical and anesthesia residencies, in terms of knowledge acquisition, clinical decision-making skills, and subjective preparedness...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28853327/medical-students-perception-of-lesbian-gay-bisexual-and-transgender-lgbt-discrimination-in-their-learning-environment-and-their-self-reported-comfort-level-for-caring-for-lgbt-patients-a-survey-study
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Nassr Nama, Paul MacPherson, Margaret Sampson, Hugh J McMillan
BACKGROUND: Historically, medical students who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgendered (LGBT) report higher rates of social stress, depression, and anxiety, while LGBT patients have reported discrimination and poorer access to healthcare. OBJECTIVE: The objectives of this study were: (1) to assess if medical students have perceived discrimination in their learning environment and; (2) to determine self-reported comfort level for caring for LGBT patients. DESIGN: Medical students at the University of Ottawa (N = 671) were contacted via email and invited to complete a confidential web-based survey...
2017: Medical Education Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812444/a-psychometric-analysis-of-the-ottawa-self-injury-inventory-f
#15
Joshua Travis Brown, Fred Volk, Gabrielle L Gearhart
OBJECTIVE: This study seeks to evaluate the psychometric properties of the Ottawa Self-Injury Inventory-Functions (OSI-F) for assessing nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI), a condition for further study in the DSM-5. PARTICIPANTS: Participants included 345 students who indicated a history of self-injury in a university counseling center over six semesters from August 2009 to May 2012. METHOD: Participants completed the OSI-F as a measure on the psychological intake for the university counseling center...
August 16, 2017: Journal of American College Health: J of ACH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799798/abstracts-from-dietetic-research-event-june-8-and-9-2017
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St John's, Newfoundland was the host city of the 2017 Dietitians of Canada Annual Conference. Through the support of Dietitians of Canada and CFDR, the 2017 event was both an exciting and informative exchange of research and experience-sharing efforts that inspired attendees. The submissions for this year's Canadian Foundation for Dietetic Research (CFDR) event represented the diversity of dietetic research conducted within Canada. The topics highlighted from this year's abstracts included: Clinical Research; Community-based Nutritional Care; Determinants of Food Choice; Dietary Intake; Dietetic Practice and Education; Food Security; Nutrition and Health Education; Nutritional Assessment and Therapy; Nutrition Attitudes; Nutrition Strategy Development Patient Services; Professional Development; Vulnerable Groups and their Nutritional Needs; and, Wellness and Public Health...
September 2017: Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792570/-the-global-model-of-public-mental-health-and-recovery-mentors
#17
Jean-François Pelletier, Émilie Auclair
Objectives The aim of this paper is to revisit the Global Model of Public Mental Health (GMPMH) in light of the 4th Civic Forum. Recovery mentors of the University of Recovery chaired this public event, which was held in East-end Montreal, Canada, in 2016. The University of Recovery is a concept of co-learning among its members.Methods Being able to refer to international conventions and human rights standards is a key component of a genuine global approach that is supportive of individuals and communities in their quest for recovery and full citizenship...
2017: Santé Mentale Au Québec
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733995/incidence-predictors-and-clinical-outcomes-of-early-stent-thrombosis-in-acute-myocardial-infarction-patients-treated-with-primary-percutaneous-coronary-angioplasty-insights-from-the-university-of-ottawa-heart-institute-stemi-registry
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Kuljit Singh, Mohammed Rashid, Derek Y So, Christopher A Glover, Michael Froeschl, Benjamin Hibbert, Aun-Yeong Chong, Alexander Dick, Marino Labinaz, Michel Le May
BACKGROUND: Early stent thrombosis (ST) remains an important complication of primary percutaneous intervention (PCI). To date, our information on angiographic and clinical predictors of early ST in ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients treated with primary PCI is limited. METHODS: We tried to evaluate the incidence, predictors, and outcomes of early ST in real-world patients treated with primary PCI. We identified all the patients presenting with STEMI between June 2004 and January 2011 who underwent primary PCI as the primary mode of revascularization...
July 22, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723744/association-between-bowel-habits-and-quality-of-bowel-preparation-for-colonoscopy
#19
Dong-Won Lee, Ja Seol Koo, Seonghee Kang, Seung Young Kim, Jong Jin Hyun, Sung Woo Jung, Hyung Joon Yim, Sang Woo Lee
The effectiveness of colonoscopy is highly dependent on the quality of bowel preparation. Although many studies have previously evaluated the role of cleansing methods and dosing regimens, few have examined the association between bowel habits and subsequent bowel preparation. Here, we aimed to evaluate the impact of bowel habits on the quality of bowel preparation.A total of 404 patients who underwent a total colonoscopy and completed a personal bowel habit questionnaire at Korea University Hospital between December 2012 and December 2013 were enrolled...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706948/what-kind-of-doctor-do-you-want-to-be-geriatric-medicine-podcast-as-a-career-planning-resource
#20
Anna Byszewski, Kathryn Bezzina, Meriem Latrous
INTRODUCTION: For optimal direction in career paths and postgraduate training, students can benefit from information to guide them through options. Using geriatric medicine as a template, the goal was to develop a multimedia podcast resource that can give a clearer picture of what a specialty entails. METHODS: The project included a survey of existing resources and needs assessment of medical students at the University of Ottawa, Canada. This survey assessed students' knowledge of geriatrics and interest in the field and explored what they foresee as being important to be informed on when considering application to programs...
2017: BioMed Research International
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