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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034518/analysis-of-treatment-goal-alignment-between-japanese-psoriasis-patients-and-their-paired-treating-physicians
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Y Okubo, D Tsuruta, A C Tang, S Inoue, H Torisu-Itakura, T Hanada, M Ohtsuki
BACKGROUND: Appropriate goal-oriented treatment strategies are important for optimal treatment outcomes and may prevent under-treatment. As treatment goals vary by patient, a study to examine treatment goals is more meaningful when patients and their physicians are paired. There has not been any study that examines alignment between paired psoriasis patients and physicians in real-world clinical practice using skin clearance as a treatment goal indicator. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate treatment goal alignment between psoriasis patients and their paired physicians, and to quantitatively identify factors associated with goal misalignment...
October 16, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025145/online-physician-ratings-fail-to-predict-actual-performance-on-measures-of-quality-value-and-peer-review
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Timothy J Daskivich, Justin Houman, Garth Fuller, Jeanne T Black, Hyung L Kim, Brennan Spiegel
Objective: Patients use online consumer ratings to identify high-performing physicians, but it is unclear if ratings are valid measures of clinical performance. We sought to determine whether online ratings of specialist physicians from 5 platforms predict quality of care, value of care, and peer-assessed physician performance. Materials and Methods: We conducted an observational study of 78 physicians representing 8 medical and surgical specialties. We assessed the association of consumer ratings with specialty-specific performance scores (metrics including adherence to Choosing Wisely measures, 30-day readmissions, length of stay, and adjusted cost of care), primary care physician peer-review scores, and administrator peer-review scores...
September 8, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association: JAMIA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020012/wearable-sensors-objectively-measure-gait-parameters-in-parkinson-s-disease
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Johannes C M Schlachetzki, Jens Barth, Franz Marxreiter, Julia Gossler, Zacharias Kohl, Samuel Reinfelder, Heiko Gassner, Kamiar Aminian, Bjoern M Eskofier, Jürgen Winkler, Jochen Klucken
Distinct gait characteristics like short steps and shuffling gait are prototypical signs commonly observed in Parkinson's disease. Routinely assessed by observation through clinicians, gait is rated as part of categorical clinical scores. There is an increasing need to provide quantitative measurements of gait, e.g. to provide detailed information about disease progression. Recently, we developed a wearable sensor-based gait analysis system as diagnostic tool that objectively assesses gait parameter in Parkinson's disease without the need of having a specialized gait laboratory...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019803/the-spot-gradetm-a-new-method-for-reproducibly-quantifying-surgical-wound-bleeding
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William D Spotnitz, Dirk Zielske, Valerie Centis, Rachel Hoffman, Daniel L Gillen, Catherine Wittmann, Vincent Guyot, Doris M Campos, Patricia Forest, Alan Pearson, Paul C McAfee
STUDY DESIGN: Benchtop model with prospective surgeon video testing. OBJECTIVE: To create a surface bleeding severity scale, the SPOT GRADE (SG), for quantitative assessment of target bleeding site (TBS) blood loss. This is of particular interest for spinal surgery due to epidural bleeding and an inability to use diathermy and radiofrequency cautery close to nerve roots. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: A novel apparatus perfusable at known flow rates and simulating different sized wounds was used to create movies to educate surgeons on specific degrees of bleeding...
October 10, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991512/the-use-of-the-social-cognition-and-object-relations-scale-in-a-primary-care-setting
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Laura A Richardson, John H Porcerelli, V Barry Dauphin, Pierre Morris, William Murdoch
Research has indicated that as many as 10% to 15% of primary care patients have symptoms that are not well explained medically. These patients could be labeled as "somatizers." This study assessed the extent to which underlying psychological characteristics contribute to a person's level of somatization and service utilization. The Social Cognition and Object Relations Scale-Global Rating Method (SCORS-G; Stein, Hilsenroth, Slavin-Mulford, & Pinsker, 2011; Westen, 1995) was used to rate early memory narratives of 100 patients in a suburban primary care setting...
October 9, 2017: Journal of Personality Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28968415/county-community-health-associations-of-net-voting-shift-in-the-2016-u-s-presidential-election
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Jason H Wasfy, Charles Stewart, Vijeta Bhambhani
IMPORTANCE: In the U.S. presidential election of 2016, substantial shift in voting patterns occurred relative to previous elections. Although this shift has been associated with both education and race, the extent to which this shift was related to public health status is unclear. OBJECTIVE: To determine the extent to which county community health was associated with changes in voting between the presidential elections of 2016 and 2012. DESIGN: Ecological study with principal component analysis (PCA) using principal axis method to extract the components, then generalized linear regression...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965802/healthcare-professionals-views-on-parental-participation-in-the-neonatal-intensive-care-units
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Anna Kjellsdotter, Björn Lantz, Cornelia Ottosson
PURPOSE: To examine the associations between age, gender, and profession in relation to the perceived importance of parental participation in Neonatal Intensive Care Units. DESIGN AND METHODS: A quantitative cross-sectional design was used. Participants were recruited consecutively from all 40 existing NICU units in Sweden. A total of 443 healthcare professionals (372 nurses and 71 physicians) participated in the study. Participants completed the Swedish version of the Empowerment of Parents in the Intensive Care-Neonatology (EMPATHIC-N) questionnaire...
September 28, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965701/environmental-exposure-to-manganese-in-air-tremor-motor-and-cognitive-symptom-profiles
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E S Kornblith, S L Casey, D T Lobdell, M A Colledge, R M Bowler
BACKGROUND: Excessive exposure to manganese (Mn) may cause parkinsonian-like motor and tremor symptoms and adverse cognitive effects, including problems with executive functioning (EF), resembling those found in later-stage Parkinson's disease (PD). Studies seeking to differentiate PD patients into subgroups with associated cognitive and functional outcomes using motor and tremor symptoms identified tremor-dominant (TD) and non-tremor dominant (NTD) subtypes. It is unclear whether differing patterns of pathophysiology and symptoms exist in Mn neurotoxicity, as they do in PD...
September 28, 2017: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28960563/health-professional-perspectives-of-patient-safety-issues-in-intensive-care-units-in-saudi-arabia
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Adel Al Malki, Ruth Endacott, Kelli Innes
AIM: To examine attitudes to patient safety in two intensive care units from the perspective of health care professionals in Saudi Arabia. BACKGROUND: Despite adverse errors leading to poor patient outcomes, there is a paucity of literature, including staff perceptions, on adverse errors in Saudi Arabian intensive care units. METHODS: A descriptive cross-sectional design was used. Health professionals (n = 144) completed the safety attitude questionnaire-intensive care unit...
September 27, 2017: Journal of Nursing Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28951753/comparison-of-electronic-brachytherapy-and-mohs-micrographic-surgery-for-the-treatment-of-early-stage-non-melanoma-skin-cancer-a-matched-pair-cohort-study
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Rakesh Patel, Robert Strimling, Stephen Doggett, Mark Willoughby, Kenneth Miller, Lawrence Dardick, Erick Mafong
PURPOSE: High-dose-rate electronic brachytherapy (EBT) provides a non-surgical treatment option for non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC). This matched-pair cohort study compared the outcomes of treatment with EBT to those of Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS) in patients with NMSC. MATERIAL AND METHODS: At four treatment centers, patients treated with EBT were case matched to patients treated with MMS based on retrospectively-collected patient age, lesion size, location and type, and year of treatment...
August 2017: Journal of Contemporary Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915285/diluted-calcium-hydroxylapatite-for-skin-tightening-of-the-upper-arms-and-abdomen
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Natalia G Lapatina, Tatiana Pavlenko
BACKGROUND: The collagen-stimulating properties of Radiesse® (calcium hydroxylapatite, CaHA) can be used for skin-tightening procedures by hyper-diluting the product with lidocaine or saline. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness and safety of diluted CaHA for skin tightening in two case series of women with skin laxity in the upper arms or abdomen. METHODS: For each case series, 10 female subjects were enrolled. In the upper arms, CaHA diluted 1:2 with normal saline solution and 2% lidocaine was injected subdermally using a short, linear-threading technique...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28853024/does-experience-matter-a-meta-analysis-of-physician-rating-websites-of-orthopaedic-surgeons
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R A Jack, M B Burn, P C McCulloch, S R Liberman, K E Varner, J D Harris
PURPOSE: To perform a systematic review evaluating online ratings of Orthopaedic Surgeons to determine: (1) the number of reviews per surgeon by website, (2) whether the number of reviews and rate of review acquisition correlated with years in practice, and (3) whether the use of ratings websites varied based on the surgeons' geographic region of practice. METHODS: The USA was divided into nine geographic regions, and the most populous city in each region was selected...
August 29, 2017: Musculoskeletal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28842391/developments-in-the-frequency-of-ratings-and-evaluation-tendencies-a-review-of-german-physician-rating-websites
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Stuart McLennan, Daniel Strech, Swantje Reimann
BACKGROUND: Physician rating websites (PRWs) have been developed to allow all patients to rate, comment, and discuss physicians' quality online as a source of information for others searching for a physician. At the beginning of 2010, a sample of 298 randomly selected physicians from the physician associations in Hamburg and Thuringia were searched for on 6 German PRWs to examine the frequency of ratings and evaluation tendencies. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to examine (1) the number of identifiable physicians on German PRWs; (2) the number of rated physicians on German PRWs; (3) the average and maximum number of ratings per physician on German PRWs; (4) the average rating on German PRWs; (5) the website visitor ranking positions of German PRWs; and (6) how these data compare with 2010 results...
August 25, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838868/online-surgeon-ratings-and-outcomes-in-hernia-surgery-an-americas-hernia-society-quality-collaborative-analysis
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Ivy N Haskins, David M Krpata, Michael J Rosen, Arielle J Perez, Luciano Tastaldi, Robert S Butler, Steven Rosenblatt, Ajita S Prabhu
BACKGROUND: Online surgeon ratings are viewed as a measure of physician quality by some consumers. Nevertheless, the correlation between online surgeon ratings and surgeon quality metrics remains unknown. The purpose of this study was to investigate the association between online surgeon ratings and hernia-specific quality metrics. STUDY DESIGN: The Americas Hernia Society Quality Collaborative (AHSQC) is recognized by the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare as a Quality Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) that reports risk-adjusted quality metrics for hernia surgeons...
August 31, 2017: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830852/web-based-physician-ratings-for-california-physicians-on-probation
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Gregory P Murphy, Mohannad A Awad, E Charles Osterberg, Thomas W Gaither, Thanabhudee Chumnarnsongkhroh, Samuel L Washington, Benjamin N Breyer
BACKGROUND:  Web-based physician ratings systems are a popular tool to help patients evaluate physicians. Websites help patients find information regarding physician licensure, office hours, and disciplinary records along with ratings and reviews. Whether higher patient ratings are associated with higher quality of care is unclear. OBJECTIVE:  The aim of this study was to characterize the impact of physician probation on consumer ratings by comparing website ratings between doctors on probation against matched controls...
August 22, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28825663/efficacy-of-repeated-botulinum-toxin-type-a-injections-for-spastic-equinus-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy-a-secondary-analysis-of-the-randomized-clinical-trial
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Bo Young Hong, Hyun Jung Chang, Sang-Jee Lee, Soyoung Lee, Joo Hyun Park, Jeong-Yi Kwon
Botulinum toxin A is considered an important tool to control spasticity in children with cerebral palsy. Several factors are known to affect the efficacy of botulinum toxin, such as dosage, appropriate muscle selection and application, age, and accompanying therapy. A multicenter, double-blind, randomized, prospective phase III clinical trial of botulinum toxin A for the treatment of dynamic equinus in 144 children with cerebral palsy was performed to compare the efficacies of letibotulinumtoxin A and onabotulinumtoxin A...
August 21, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820439/efficacy-and-safety-of-letibotulinum-toxin-a-for-the-treatment-of-dynamic-equinus-foot-deformity-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Hyun Jung Chang, Bo Young Hong, Sang-Jee Lee, Soyoung Lee, Joo Hyun Park, Jeong-Yi Kwon
The objective of this clinical trial was to compare the efficacy and safety of letibotulinum toxin A and onabotulinum toxin A for improving dynamic equinus foot deformity in children with cerebral palsy (CP). In total, 144 children with spastic CP who had dynamic equinus foot deformity were assigned randomly to the Botulax group (injection of letibotulinum toxin A) or the Botox group (injection of onabotulinum toxin A). The Physician's Rating Scale (PRS), ankle plantar flexor spasticity using the Modified Tardieu Scale, the Gross Motor Function Measure (GMFM)-88, and the GMFM-66 were completed before injection and at 6, 12, and 24 weeks after injection...
August 18, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817709/assessment-of-physicians-awareness-and-knowledge-of-familial-hypercholesterolemia-in-saudi-arabia-is-there-a-gap
#18
Mohammed Ali Batais, Turky H Almigbal, Aref A Bin Abdulhak, Hani B Altaradi, Khalid F AlHabib
BACKGROUND: The scarcity of familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) cases reported in Saudi Arabia might be indicative of a lack of awareness of this common genetic disease among physicians. OBJECTIVE: To assess physicians' awareness, practice, and knowledge of FH in Saudi Arabia. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional study conducted among physicians at four tertiary hospitals in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia between March 2016 and May 2016 using a self-administered questionnaire...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817163/provider-initiated-patient-satisfaction-reporting-yields-improved-physician-ratings-relative-to-online-rating-websites
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Benjamin F Ricciardi, Brad S Waddell, Scott R Nodzo, Jeffrey Lange, Allina A Nocon, Spencer Amundsen, T David Tarity, Alexander S McLawhorn
Recently, providers have begun to publicly report the results of patient satisfaction surveys from their practices. However, these outcomes have never been compared with the findings of commercial online physician rating websites. The goals of the current study were to (1) compare overall patient satisfaction ratings for orthopedic surgeons derived from provider-based third-party surveys with existing commercial physician rating websites and (2) determine the association between patient ratings and provider characteristics...
September 1, 2017: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814584/examining-self-reported-and-biological-stress-and-near-misses-among-emergency-medicine-residents-a-single-centre-cross-sectional-assessment-in-the-usa
#20
Bengt B Arnetz, Philip Lewalski, Judy Arnetz, Karen Breejen, Karin Przyklenk
OBJECTIVES: To examine the relationship between perceived and biological stress and near misses among Emergency Medicine residents. DESIGN: Self-rated stress and stress biomarkers were assessed in residents in Emergency Medicine before and after a day shift. The supervising physicians and residents reported numbers of near misses. SETTING: The study took place in the Emergency Department of a large trauma 1 centre, located in Detroit, USA...
August 15, 2017: BMJ Open
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