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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
#2
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...
December 22, 2016: 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
#9
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919385/usability-problems-do-not-heal-by-themselves-national-survey-on-physicians-experiences-with-ehrs-in-finland
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Johanna Kaipio, Tinja Lääveri, Hannele Hyppönen, Suvi Vainiomäki, Jarmo Reponen, Andre Kushniruk, Elizabeth Borycki, Jukka Vänskä
PURPOSE: Survey studies of health information systems use tend to focus on availability of functionalities, adoption and intensity of use. Usability surveys have not been systematically conducted by any healthcare professional groups on a national scale on a repeated basis. This paper presents results from two cross-sectional surveys of physicians' experiences with the usability of currently used EHR systems in Finland. The research questions were: To what extent has the overall situation improved between 2010 and 2014? What differences are there between healthcare sectors? METHODS: In the spring of 2014, a survey was conducted in Finland using a questionnaire that measures usability and respondents' user experiences with electronic health record (EHR) systems...
January 2017: International Journal of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896691/a-pilot-study-of-the-chronology-of-present-illness-restructuring-the-hpi-to-improve-physician-cognition-and-communication
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Laura M Mazer, Tina Storage, Sylvia Bereknyei, Jeffrey Chi, Kelley Skeff
BACKGROUND: Patient history-taking is an essential clinical skill, with effects on diagnostic reasoning, patient-physician relationships, and more. We evaluated the impact of using a structured, timeline-based format, the Chronology of Present Illness (CPI), to guide the initial patient interaction. OBJECTIVE: To determine the feasibility and impact of the CPI on the patient interview, written notes, and communication with other providers. DESIGN: Internal medicine residents used the CPI during a 2-week night-float rotation...
November 28, 2016: Journal of General Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879621/online-ratings-of-asoprs-surgeons-what-do-your-patients-really-think-of-you
#14
Alexander F Vu, Gabriela M Espinoza, Julian D Perry, Rao V Chundury
PURPOSE: To characterize patient evaluations of American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS) surgeons on a popular online physician rating website in an effort to determine which factors play a role in determining the likelihood of a patient recommending an ASOPRS surgeon to family and friends. METHODS: After obtaining approval and access from Healthgrades.com, the website database was searched for 612 U.S.-based ASOPRS members using their name as published on http://www...
November 22, 2016: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873096/-experience-in-measuring-the-quality-of-treatment-in-interventional-pain-therapy-the-activity-index-on-a%C3%A2-touchscreen-pc
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A R Kirrstetter, C Brenig, M Gengenbacher, B Meier, A Ott, R Theiler
BACKGROUND: There is a growing interest in patient-related outcome measurement. In this field questionnaires on touch screens are becoming more common. This study was designed to identify problems in usability and feasibility of a web-based questionnaire. STUDY PARTICIPANTS AND METHODS: Patients who underwent a lumbar infiltration were recruited in 5 centers and 50 patients participated of which half were older than 62 years. One third of the patients had basically no former experience with computers or touch screens...
November 21, 2016: Der Schmerz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803137/validity-of-the-stage-of-exercise-scale-in-children-with-rheumatologic-conditions
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Samantha L Stephens, Mark S Tremblay, Guy Faulkner, Joseph Beyene, Tri H Nguyen, Suneye Koohsari, Elizaveta Limenis, Brian M Feldman
OBJECTIVE: To determine the face, content, and construct validity of the Stages of Exercise Scale (SOES) in children with rheumatologic conditions [juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) and juvenile dermatomyositis (JDM)], and if the validity of the SOES differs by disease type by comparing it with a disease control with a chronic respiratory illness [cystic fibrosis (CF)]. METHODS: Sixty-seven children and adolescents (43 female) ages 11 to 18 years with a diagnosis of either JDM (n = 15), JIA (n = 39), or CF (n = 13) completed the SOES; scales of sensibility, process of change, decisional balance, and self-efficacy; the Child Health Assessment Questionnaire; and patient/physician ratings of disease severity...
December 2016: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803091/association-between-online-physician-ratings-and-cardiac-surgery-mortality
#17
Jessica J Liu, John Matelski, Peter Cram, David R Urbach, Chaim M Bell
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 1, 2016: Circulation. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27793444/radiation-induced-fibrosis-in-the-boost-area-after-three-dimensional-conformal-radiotherapy-with-a-simultaneous-integrated-boost-technique-for-early-stage-breast-cancer-a-multivariable-prediction-model
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C Hammer, J H Maduro, E J Bantema-Joppe, A van der Schaaf, H P van der Laan, J A Langendijk, A P G Crijns
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: To develop a multivariable prediction model for the risk of grade⩾2 fibrosis in the boost area after breast conserving surgery (BCS) followed by three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy (RT) with a simultaneous integrated photon boost (3D-CRT-SIB), five years after RT. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This prospective cohort study included 1,030 patients treated with RT for breast cancer (stage 0-III), after BCS. Data regarding physician-rated fibrosis and dose-volume parameters were available in 546 patients...
October 25, 2016: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27777690/how-residents-say-they-learn-a-national-multi-specialty-survey-of-first-and-second-year-residents
#19
DeWitt C Baldwin, Steven R Daugherty
Relatively little is known about how, from whom, and under what conditions residents say they most effectively learn. We examined the relationships between residents' self-reported ratings of 11 different sources of learning and a number of empirical variables, using a national, random sample of postgraduate year (PGY) 1 and PGY-2 residents in the 1998-1999 training year. Residents were surveyed by mail. Completed surveys were received from 64.2% of 5616 residents contacted. The most often reported sources of learning were other residents and attending physicians...
October 2016: Journal of Graduate Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27703422/rating-a-sports-medicine-surgeon-s-quality-in-the-modern-era-an-analysis-of-popular-physician-online-rating-websites
#20
Benedict U Nwachukwu, Joshua Adjei, Samir K Trehan, Brenda Chang, Kelms Amoo-Achampong, Joseph T Nguyen, Samuel A Taylor, Frank McCormick, Anil S Ranawat
BACKGROUND: Consumer-driven healthcare and an increasing emphasis on quality metrics have encouraged patient engagement in the rating of healthcare. As such, online physician rating websites have become mainstream and may play a potential role in future healthcare policy. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: The purpose of this study was to evaluate online patient ratings for US sports medicine surgeons, determine predictors of positive ratings and analyze for inter-website scoring correlation...
October 2016: HSS Journal: the Musculoskeletal Journal of Hospital for Special Surgery
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