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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230383/the-interplay-between-personality-and-cognitive-ability-across-12-years-in-middle-and-late-adulthood-evidence-for-reciprocal-associations
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Markus Wettstein, Benjamin Tauber, Elżbieta Kuźma, Hans-Werner Wahl
Research on relationships between personality and cognitive abilities has so far resulted in inconsistent findings regarding the strength of the associations. Moreover, relationships have rarely been compared longitudinally and bidirectionally between midlife versus late-life cohorts by considering different personality traits as well as multiple cognitive domains over a long-term follow-up period. We hypothesize that the interplay between the "Big Five" personality traits (Neuroticism, Extraversion, Openness to Experience, Agreeableness and Conscientiousness) and cognitive abilities (information processing speed, crystallized intelligence, fluid intelligence) may change from midlife to old age due to age-associated changes in cognitive and personality plasticity...
February 23, 2017: Psychology and Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199131/how-satisfied-are-patients-with-their-radiologists-assessment-using-a-national-patient-ratings-website
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Luke A Ginocchio, Richard Duszak, Andrew B Rosenkrantz
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to assess features of patient satisfaction scores for U.S. radiologists using a popular physician rating website. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patient reviews were retrieved from the website RateMDs for all listed radiologists in all 297 U.S. cities with population 100,000 or greater. Reviews included rating scores of 1-5 (5 = highest) in four categories (staff, punctuality, knowledge, and helpfulness). Additional physician information was obtained from Medicare files...
February 15, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193237/evaluation-of-quality-of-life-in-adults-with-neurofibromatosis-1-nf1-using-the-impact-of-nf1-on-quality-of-life-inf1-qol-questionnaire
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Rosalie E Ferner, Mary Thomas, Gemma Mercer, Victoria Williams, Guy D Leschziner, Shazia K Afridi, John F Golding
BACKGROUND: Neurofibromatosis 1 (NF1) is an inherited, multi-system, tumour suppressor disorder with variable complications that cause psychological distress and social isolation. The study aim was to develop and validate a disease-specific questionnaire to measure quality of life (QOL) in NF1 that is suitable both as an assessment tool in clinical practice and in clinical trials of novel therapy. METHODS: The Impact of NF1 on Quality of Life (INF1-QOL) questionnaire was developed by a literature search for common terms, focus group (n = 6), semi-structured interviews (n = 21), initial drafts (n =50) and final 14 item questionnaire (n = 50)...
February 14, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183159/a-novel-schedule-of-accelerated-partial-breast-radiation-using-intensity-modulated-radiation-therapy-in-elderly-patients-survival-and-toxicity-analysis-of-a-prospective-clinical-trial
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Mutlay Sayan, Karen Wilson, Carl Nelson, Havaleh Gagne, Deborah Rubin, Ruth Heimann
Purpose: Several accelerated partial breast radiation (APBR) techniques have been investigated in patients with early-stage breast cancer (BC); however, the optimal treatment delivery techniques remain unclear. We evaluated the feasibility and toxicity of APBR delivered using intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) in elderly patients with stage I BC, using a novel fractionation schedule. Materials and Methods: Forty-two patients aged ≥65 years, with stage I BC who underwent breast conserving surgery were enrolled in a phase I/II study evaluating APBR using IMRT...
February 13, 2017: Radiation Oncology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177736/health-care-provider-confidence-and-exercise-prescription-practices-of-exercise-is-medicine-canada-workshop-attendees
#5
Myles W O'Brien, Christopher A Shields, Paul I Oh, Jonathon R Fowles
The Exercise is Medicine Canada (EIMC) initiative promotes physical activity counselling and exercise prescription within health care. The purpose of this study was to evaluate perceptions and practices around physical activity counselling and exercise prescription in health care professionals before and after EIMC training. Prior to and directly following EIMC workshops, 209 participants (physicians (n = 113); allied health professionals (AHPs) (n = 54), including primarily nurses (n = 36) and others; and exercise professionals (EPs) (n = 23), including kinesiologists (n = 16), physiotherapists (n = 5), and personal trainers (n = 2)) from 7 provinces completed self-reflection questionnaires...
December 14, 2016: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168851/the-role-of-hydroxychloroquine-in-the-treatment-of-lichen-planopilaris-a-retrospective-case-series-and-review
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E Nic Dhonncha, C C Foley, T Markham
A variety of systemic agents are used to treat lichen planopilaris (LPP) with a limited evidence base. The aim of our study was to retrospectively review the response rate to and tolerability of hydroxychloroquine in a cohort of patients with LPP in an effort to add to the evidence base for its use. Twenty-three patients with a clinical and histopathological diagnosis of LPP who had been treated with hydroxychloroquine for their disease in a single center were identified. A retrospective review of these patients' medical records was performed and physician rated response was documented...
February 6, 2017: Dermatologic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155043/can-appealing-to-patient-altruism-reduce-overuse-of-health-care-services-an-experimental-survey
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Kevin R Riggs, Peter A Ubel, Brendan Saloner
BACKGROUND: A challenge to reducing overuse of health services is communicating recommendations against unnecessary health services to patients. The predominant approach has been to highlight the limited benefit and potential harm of such services for that patient, but the prudent use of health resources can also benefit others. Whether appealing to patient altruism can reduce overuse is unknown. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether altruistic appeals reduce hypothetical requests for overused services and affect physician ratings...
February 2, 2017: Journal of General Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150098/physician-and-patient-views-on-public-physician-rating-websites-a-cross-sectional-study
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Alison M Holliday, Allen Kachalia, Gregg S Meyer, Thomas D Sequist
BACKGROUND: Numerical ratings and narrative comments about physicians are increasingly available online. These physician rating websites include independent websites reporting crowd-sourced data from online users and health systems reporting data from their internal patient experience surveys. OBJECTIVE: To assess patient and physician views on physician rating websites. DESIGN: Cross-sectional physician (electronic) and patient (paper) surveys conducted in August 2015...
February 1, 2017: Journal of General Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133691/impairments-activity-limitations-and-participation-restrictions-of-the-international-classification-of-functioning-disability-and-health-model-in-children-with-ambulatory-cerebral-palsy
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Akmer Mutlu, Sema Büğüşan, Özgün K Kara
To examine the impairments, activity limitations, and participation restrictions in children with spastic unilateral and bilateral cerebral palsy (CP). We investigated the relationship between these factors according to the international classification of functioning, disability, and health (ICF) model. Methods: This prospective cross sectional study included 60 children aged between 4-18 years with spastic CP (30 unilateral, 30 bilateral involvement) classified as Levels I and II on the gross motor function classification system...
February 2017: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095566/prospective-evaluation-of-the-safety-and-efficacy-of-a-1060-nm-large-spot-size-vacuum-assisted-hair-removal-diode-laser-system-in-asian-pacific-fitzpatrick-s-skin-types-iv-v-patients
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Sushil T Tahiliani, Harsh S Tahiliani
Laser-based photoepilation of dark skin types demands a delicate combination of appropriate light wavelengths and spot size to achieve optimal epidermal-to-follicular energy absorption ratios. This prospective study assessed the axillary, arm, thigh, and back hair clearing ef cacy of the LightSheer In nity 1060 nm diode laser in 10 Fitzpatrick skin type IV-V patients. Each area was treated up to ve times, at 4-6-week intervals, after which immediate skin responses and adverse events were recorded. Hair count, color and coarseness were assessed before each treatment session, as well as 1, 3, and 6 months following the last session...
November 1, 2016: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068854/breast-cancer-care-in-california-and-ontario-primary-care-protections-greatest-among-the-most-socioeconomically-vulnerable-women-living-in-the-most-underserved-places
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Kevin M Gorey, Caroline Hamm, Isaac N Luginaah, Guangyong Zou, Eric J Holowaty
BACKGROUND: Better health care among Canada's socioeconomically vulnerable versus America's has not been fully explained. We examined the effects of poverty, health insurance and the supply of primary care physicians on breast cancer care. METHODS: We analyzed breast cancer data in Ontario (n = 950) and California (n = 6300) between 1996 and 2000 and followed until 2014. We obtained socioeconomic data from censuses, oversampling the poor. We obtained data on the supply of physicians, primary care and specialists...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Primary Care & Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047167/tu-h-campus-jep1-02-fully-automatic-verification-of-automatically-contoured-normal-tissues-in-the-head-and-neck
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R McCarroll, B Beadle, J Yang, L Zhang, M Mejia, K Kisling, P Balter, F Stingo, C Nelson, D Followill, L Court
PURPOSE: To investigate and validate the use of an independent deformable-based contouring algorithm for automatic verification of auto-contoured structures in the head and neck towards fully automated treatment planning. METHODS: Two independent automatic contouring algorithms [(1) Eclipse's Smart Segmentation followed by pixel-wise majority voting, (2) an in-house multi-atlas based method] were used to create contours of 6 normal structures of 10 head-and-neck patients...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017529/what-patients-think-about-their-interventional-radiologists-assessment-using-a-leading-physician-ratings-website
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Chika C Obele, Richard Duszak, C Matthew Hawkins, Andrew B Rosenkrantz
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate patient satisfaction scores for interventional radiologists (IRs) across the United States using a leading physician ratings website. METHODS: The physician ratings website Healthgrades was manually queried for all 2,774 Medicare-participating self-designated IRs. All patient-reviewed IRs for whom the primary "likelihood of recommending to family and friends" field was scored were included, resulting in 781 included IRs...
December 22, 2016: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004975/electronic-kiosks-for-patient-satisfaction-survey-in-radiology
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Johannes Boos, Jieming Fang, Aideen Snell, Donna Hallett, Bettina Siewert, Roland L Eisenberg, Olga R Brook
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this article is to analyze patient satisfaction surveys obtained via electronic kiosks in a tertiary-care academic radiology department to detect potential areas of improvement and to identify ways to improve survey response and completion rates. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All patient satisfaction surveys submitted via electronic kiosks and via online surveys between January 2015 and January 2016 were included in this retrospective study. The surveys consisted of questions regarding the patients' overall experience, cleanliness of the department, and interactions with the receptionist, technologist, nurse, and physician...
March 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990466/workplace-based-assessment-of-communication-skills-a-pilot-project-addressing-feasibility-acceptance-and-reliability
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Simone Weyers, Iman Jemi, André Karger, Bianca Raski, Thomas Rotthoff, Michael Pentzek, Achim Mortsiefer
Background: Imparting communication skills has been given great importance in medical curricula. In addition to standardized assessments, students should communicate with real patients in actual clinical situations during workplace-based assessments and receive structured feedback on their performance. The aim of this project was to pilot a formative testing method for workplace-based assessment. Our investigation centered in particular on whether or not physicians view the method as feasible and how high acceptance is among students...
2016: GMS Journal for Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965191/association-between-physician-online-rating-and-quality-of-care
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Kanu Okike, Taylor K Peter-Bibb, Kristal C Xie, Okike N Okike
BACKGROUND: Patients are increasingly using physician review websites to find "a good doctor." However, to our knowledge, no prior study has examined the relationship between online rating and an accepted measure of quality. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to assess the association between online physician rating and an accepted measure of quality: 30-day risk-adjusted mortality rate following coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. METHODS: In the US states of California, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania-which together account for over one-quarter of the US population-risk-adjusted mortality rates are publicly reported for all cardiac surgeons...
December 13, 2016: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930764/decision-making-quality-in-parents-considering-adenotonsillectomy-or-tympanostomy-tube-insertion-for-their-children
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Paul Hong, Erin Maguire, Mary Purcell, Krista C Ritchie, Jill Chorney
Importance: Shared decision making is a process in which clinicians and patients make health care decisions in a collaborative manner using the most up-to-date evidence, while considering patient values and preferences. Shared decision making is thought to have a positive influence on the decision-making process in medicine. Objective: To describe the level of decisional conflict and decisional regret experienced by parents considering surgery for their children and to determine relations among decisional conflict, decisional regret, and shared decision making...
December 8, 2016: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929212/top-poems-of-2015-consistent-with-the-principles-of-the-choosing-wisely-campaign
#18
Roland Grad, Mark H Ebell
The authors applied a novel method to identify recent clinical studies that showed results consistent with the principles of the Choosing Wisely campaign. The method, based on crowdsourcing studies known as POEMs (patientoriented evidence that matters), involved analyzing POEM ratings submitted by physician members of the Canadian Medical Association in the context of their continuing medical education. In the 251 unique POEMs delivered to these physicians in 2015, an average of 1,284 physician ratings were received per POEM...
October 1, 2016: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927736/multidimensional-assessment-of-functional-outcomes-in-schizophrenia-results-from-qualify-a-head-to-head-trial-of-aripiprazole-once-monthly-and-paliperidone-palmitate
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Steven G Potkin, Jean-Yves Loze, Carlos Forray, Ross A Baker, Christophe Sapin, Timothy Peters-Strickland, Maud Beillat, Anna-Greta Nylander, Peter Hertel, Simon Nitschky Schmidt, Anna Eramo, Karina Hansen, Dieter Naber
BACKGROUND: QUALIFY was a 28-week, randomized, open-label, head-to-head trial that assessed improvements across multiple measures in stable patients with schizophrenia with aripiprazole once-monthly 400 mg vs paliperidone palmitate. METHODS: Secondary effectiveness assessments included physician-rated readiness for work using the Work Readiness Questionnaire, the Clinical Global Impression-Severity and Clinical Global Impression-Improvement scales, and quality of life with the rater-blinded Heinrichs-Carpenter Quality of Life Scale...
December 8, 2016: International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926777/a-prospective-multicenter-cohort-study-to-validate-a-simple-performance-status-based-survival-prediction-system-for-oncologists
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Takeshi Yamada, Tatsuya Morita, Isseki Maeda, Satoshi Inoue, Masayuki Ikenaga, Yoshihisa Matsumoto, Mika Baba, Ryuichi Sekine, Takashi Yamaguchi, Takeshi Hirohashi, Tsukasa Tajima, Ryohei Tatara, Hiroaki Watanabe, Hiroyuki Otani, Chizuko Takigawa, Yoshinobu Matsuda, Shigeki Ono, Taketoshi Ozawa, Ryo Yamamoto, Hideki Shishido, Naoki Yamamoto
BACKGROUND: Survival prediction systems such as the Palliative Prognostic Index (PPI), which includes the Palliative Performance Scale (PPS), are used to estimate survival for terminally ill patients. Oncologists are, however, less familiar with the PPS in comparison with the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status (PS). This study was designed to validate a simple survival prediction system for oncologists, the Performance Status-Based Palliative Prognostic Index (PS-PPI), which is a modified form of the PPI based on the ECOG PS...
December 7, 2016: Cancer
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