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Fabia Rothenfluh, Peter J Schulz
BACKGROUND: Websites on which users can rate their physician are becoming increasingly popular, but little is known about the website quality, the information content, and the tools they offer users to assess physicians. This study assesses these aspects on physician-rating websites in German- and English-speaking countries. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to collect information on websites with a physician rating or review tool in 12 countries in terms of metadata, website quality (transparency, privacy and freedom of speech of physicians and patients, check mechanisms for appropriateness and accuracy of reviews, and ease of page navigation), professional information about the physician, rating scales and tools, as well as traffic rank...
June 14, 2018: Journal of Medical Internet Research
Katharina C Kähler, Christine Blome, Andrea Forschner, Ralf Gutzmer, Axel Hauschild, Lucie Heinzerling, Elisabeth Livingstone, Carmen Loquai, Tina Müller-Brenne, Dirk Schadendorf, Jochen Utikal, Tobias Wagner, Matthias Augustin
After more than two decades with interferon alfa-2a and 2b (IFN) as the only approved drugs in the adjuvant setting for melanoma, new treatment approaches like immune checkpoint inhibitors and BRAF-MEK inhibitors improve the progression free survival (PFS) and also the overall survival (OS). We compared physicians' preferences ("utilities") for health states associated with IFN therapy to their patients' preferences. Utilities describe a preference for a specific health state on a scale of 0 (as bad as death) to 1...
May 25, 2018: Oncotarget
Kathleen M Finn, Joshua P Metlay, Yuchiao Chang, Amulya Nagarur, Shaun Yang, Christopher P Landrigan, Christiana Iyasere
Importance: While the relationship between resident work hours and patient safety has been extensively studied, little research has evaluated the role of attending physician supervision on patient safety. Objective: To determine the effect of increased attending physician supervision on an inpatient resident general medical service on patient safety and educational outcomes. Design, Setting, and Participants: This 9-month randomized clinical trial performed on an inpatient general medical service of a large academic medical center used a crossover design...
June 4, 2018: JAMA Internal Medicine
Jun Zhang, Adan Omar, Addisu Mesfin
STUDY DESIGN: Observational study. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the online ratings of spine surgeons and variables that may affect online ratings. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Physician review Web sites (PRW) are rapidly growing for-profit businesses. Most orthopedic surgeons are rated on at least one PRW as are other surgical specialists. To date the online ratings of spine surgeons have not been evaluated. METHODS: Cervical Spine Research Society surgeon ratings on five physician rating Web sites were performed in April 2016: "healthgrade...
June 15, 2018: Spine
Jennwood Chen, Angela Presson, Chong Zhang, David Ray, Samuel Finlayson, Robert Glasgow
BACKGROUND: Physician review websites such as Vitals and Healthgrades are becoming an increasingly popular tool for patients to choose providers. We hypothesized that the scores of these surveys poorly represent the true value of patient satisfaction when compared to a validated survey instrument. METHODS: Answers from Vitals and Healthgrades online surveys were compared to the Press Ganey Medical Practice Survey (PGMPS) for 200 faculty members at a university hospital for FY15...
July 2018: Journal of Surgical Research
Sarah Persing, Andrew Timberlake, Sarika Madari, Derek Steinbacher
PURPOSE: Computer imaging has become increasingly popular for rhinoplasty. Three-dimensional (3D) analysis permits a more comprehensive view from multiple vantage points. However, the predictability and concordance between the simulated and actual result have not been morphometrically studied. The purpose of this study was to aesthetically and quantitatively compare the simulated to actual rhinoplasty result. METHODS: A retrospective review of 3D images (VECTRA, Canfield) for rhinoplasty patients was performed...
May 22, 2018: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Alexandra Jacob, Darryl Kaelin, Abbey Roach, Craig Ziegler, Kathrin LaFaver
BACKGROUND: Functional Movement Disorders (FMD) are conditions of abnormal motor control thought to be caused by psychological factors. These disorders are commonly seen in neurological practice and prognosis is often poor. No consensus treatment guidelines have been established, however the role of physical therapy in addition to psychotherapy has increasingly been recognized. This study reports patient outcomes from a multidisciplinary FMD treatment program using motor retraining (MoRe) strategies...
May 18, 2018: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
Brian E Lacy, Jean Paul Nicandro, Emil Chuang, David L Earnest
Background: Alosetron is approved to treat women with severe IBS and diarrhea (IBS-D) who have failed standard therapy. In our study, we aimed to evaluate alosetron efficacy using new US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) endpoints and utilization in clinical practice. Methods: This prospective, open-label, multicenter, observational 12-week study evaluated women with severe IBS-D enrolled in the alosetron prescribing program. The coprimary FDA endpoints were changes from baseline in stool consistency and abdominal pain severity...
2018: Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology
Holly B Cunningham, Shannon A Scielzo, Paul A Nakonezny, Brandon R Bruns, Karen J Brasel, Kenji Inaba, Scott C Brakenridge, Jeffrey D Kerby, Bellal A Joseph, M J Mohler, Joseph Cuschieri, Mary E Paulk, Akpofure P Ekeh, Tarik D Madni, Luis R Taveras, Jonathan B Imran, Steven E Wolf, Herb A Phelan
Objective: Palliative care specialists and burn surgeons were surveyed regarding: 1) importance of goals of care conversations for burned seniors; 2) confidence in their own specialty's ability to conduct these conversations; and 3) confidence in the ability of the other specialty to do so. Methods: A 13-item survey was developed by the steering committee of a multi-center consortium dedicated to palliative care in the injured geriatric patient and beta-tested by burn surgeons and palliative care specialists unaffiliated with the consortium...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
Joel L Cohen, Arthur Swift, Nowell Solish, Steve Fagien, Dee Anna Glaser
Background: OnabotulinumtoxinA and hyaluronic acid are effective in improving moderate-to-severe facial wrinkles and folds, with treatment selection traditionally based upon facial area. Objective: This prospective, multicenter, open-label, crossover study evaluated physician-rated efficacy and patient-rated outcomes following moderate-to-severe facial wrinkles and folds treatment with onabotulinumtoxinA and hyaluronic acid. Methods: 152 subjects (25-65 years) were randomized (1:1) to a treatment-sequence of onabotulinumtoxinA/hyaluronic acid or hyaluronic acid/onabotulinumtoxinA, with initial treatment administered on Day 1 and 6 additional visits: Week 2 (touch-up); Week 4 (crossover); Week 6 (touch-up); and Weeks 8, 12, and 24 (follow-up)...
May 11, 2018: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
Michael H Li, Tiago A Mestre, Susan H Fox, Babak Taati
INTRODUCTION: Technological solutions for quantifying Parkinson's disease (PD) symptoms may provide an objective means to track response to treatment, including side effects such as levodopa-induced dyskinesia. Vision-based systems are advantageous as they do not require physical contact with the body and have minimal instrumentation compared to wearables. We have developed a vision-based system to quantify a change in dyskinesia as reported by patients using 2D videos of clinical assessments during acute levodopa infusions...
May 5, 2018: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
Timothy Daskivich, Michael Luu, Benjamin Noah, Garth Fuller, Jennifer Anger, Brennan Spiegel
BACKGROUND: Health care consumers are increasingly using online ratings to select providers, but differences in the distribution of scores across specialties and skew of the data have the potential to mislead consumers about the interpretation of ratings. OBJECTIVE: The objective of our study was to determine whether distributions of consumer ratings differ across specialties and to provide specialty-specific data to assist consumers and clinicians in interpreting ratings...
May 9, 2018: Journal of Medical Internet Research
Annelies Wassenaar, Lisette Schoonhoven, John W Devlin, Frank M P van Haren, Arjen J C Slooter, Philippe G Jorens, Mathieu van der Jagt, Koen S Simons, Ingrid Egerod, Lisa D Burry, Albertus Beishuizen, Joaquim Matos, A Rogier T Donders, Peter Pickkers, Mark van den Boogaard
BACKGROUND: Accurate prediction of delirium in the intensive care unit (ICU) may facilitate efficient use of early preventive strategies and stratification of ICU patients by delirium risk in clinical research, but the optimal delirium prediction model to use is unclear. We compared the predictive performance and user convenience of the prediction  model for delirium (PRE-DELIRIC) and early prediction model for delirium (E-PRE-DELIRIC) in ICU patients and determined the value of a two-stage calculation...
May 5, 2018: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
Chester J Donnally, Deborah J Li, James A Maguire, Eric S Roth, Grant P Barker, Johnathon R McCormick, Augustus J Rush, Nathan H Lebwohl
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: The future of health care is consumer driven with a focus on outcome metrics and patient feedback. Physician review websites have grown in popularity and are guiding patients to certain health-care providers, for better or worse. No prior study has specifically evaluated Internet reviews of spine surgeons, determined if social media (SM) correlates with patient reviews, or evaluated Google as a physician review website. PURPOSE: This study aimed to evaluate patient satisfaction scores for spine surgeons in Florida using leading physician ratings websites...
April 27, 2018: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
J G Kuipers, M Koller, F Zeman, K Müller, J U Rüffer
BACKGROUND: Disabilities in daily living and quality of life are key endpoints for evaluating the treatment outcome for rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Factors possibly contributing to good outcome are adherence and health literacy. METHODS: The survey included a representative nationwide sample of German rheumatologists and their patients with RA. The physician questionnaire included the disease activity score (DAS28) and medical prescriptions. The patient questionnaire included fatigue (EORTC QLQ-FA13), health assessment questionnaire (HAQ), quality of life (SF-12), health literacy (HELP), and patients' listings of their medications...
April 24, 2018: Zeitschrift Für Rheumatologie
Shlomo Moshe, Patricia Chuwers, Efrat Solomon Cohen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2018: Harefuah
Yehuda Lerman, Chaim Cohen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2018: Harefuah
Angeliki Tsiouris, Nadine Ungar, Alexander Haussmann, Monika Sieverding, Karen Steindorf, Joachim Wiskemann
Introduction: Suggested medical contraindications for physical activity (PA) during cancer therapy might have an influence on PA recommendation behavior of Health Care Professionals (HCP). The purpose of the present study was to examine perceptions of physicians and oncology nurses (ON) toward specific medical conditions as contraindications for PA during cancer treatment. Materials and methods: A total of 539 physicians and 386 ON were enrolled in this cross-sectional survey...
2018: Frontiers in Oncology
Matthew B Burn, David M Lintner, Pedro E Cosculluela, Kevin E Varner, Shari R Liberman, Patrick C McCulloch, Joshua D Harris
The purpose of this study was to determine the proportion of questions used by online physician rating scales to directly rate physicians themselves. A systematic review was performed of online, patient-reported physician rating scales. Fourteen websites were identified containing patient-reported physician rating scales, with the most common questions pertaining to office staff courtesy, wait time, overall rating (entered, not calculated), trust/confidence in physician, and time spent with patient. Overall, 28% directly rated the physician, 48% rated both the physician and the office, and 24% rated the office alone...
April 16, 2018: Orthopedics
Michelle Howard, Carrie Bernard, Doug Klein, Dawn Elston, Amy Tan, Marissa Slaven, Doris Barwich, John J You, Daren K Heyland
OBJECTIVE: To identify barriers to and enablers of advance care planning (ACP) perceived by physicians and other health professionals in primary care. DESIGN: Cross-sectional, self-administered survey. SETTING: Ontario, Alberta, and British Columbia. PARTICIPANTS: Family physicians (n = 117) and other health professionals (n = 64) in primary care. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Perceived barriers relating to the clinician, characteristics of patients, and system factors, rated on a 7-point scale from 0 (not at all) to 6 (an extreme amount), and enablers reported using an open-ended question...
April 2018: Canadian Family Physician Médecin de Famille Canadien
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