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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718335/variability-of-performance-status-assessment-between-patients-with-hematologic-malignancies-and-their-physicians
#1
Alexis D Leal, Cristine Allmer, Matthew J Maurer, Tait D Shanafelt, James R Cerhan, Brian K Link, Carrie A Thompson
This study was conducted to determine the incidence of inter-observer variability in Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status (PS) rating between patients with leukemia and lymphoma and their physicians. ECOG PS was assessed at diagnosis by patients and their physicians and stratified by disease subtype, gender, age, disease stage and education. Association between patient- and physician-rated PS and overall survival (OS) was stratified by subtype and prognostic risk score. Overall, 65% of patients and physicians rated PS the same...
July 18, 2017: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713663/correlation-between-glycated-hemoglobin-and-triglyceride-level-in-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
#2
Syeda Naqvi, Shabnam Naveed, Zeeshan Ali, Syed Masroor Ahmad, Raad Asadullah Khan, Honey Raj, Shoaib Shariff, Chintan Rupareliya, Fatima Zahra, Saba Khan
CONTEXT: Dyslipidemia is quite prevalent in non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus. Maintaining tight glycemic along with lipid control plays an essential role in preventing micro- and macro-vascular complications associated with diabetes. PURPOSE: The main purpose of the study was to highlight the relationship between glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) and triglyceride levels. This may in turn help in predicting the triglyceride status of type 2 diabetics and therefore identifying patients at increased risk from cardiovascular events...
June 13, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707076/correlation-of-changes-in-patient-reported-quality-of-life-with-physician-rated-global-impression-of-change-in-patients-with-narcolepsy-participating-in-a-clinical-trial-of-sodium-oxybate-a-post-hoc-analysis
#3
Richard K Bogan, Jed Black, Todd Swick, Mortimer Mamelak, Ruzica Kovacevic-Ristanovic, Kathleen F Villa, Fannie Mori, Jacques Montplaisir
INTRODUCTION: Narcolepsy patients report lower health-related quality of life (HRQoL) than the general population, as measured by the Short Form-36 Health Survey (SF-36). This analysis evaluated whether changes in SF-36 correlated with physician-rated Clinical Global Impression of Change (CGI-C). METHODS: Data were from 209 of 228 narcolepsy patients participating in an 8-week clinical trial of sodium oxybate. Changes from baseline for SF-36 subscales (Physical Functioning, Role Physical, Bodily Pain, General Health, Vitality, Social Functioning, Role Emotional, and Mental Health) and the summary scores were evaluated for correlation with CGI-C overall and by treatment group...
July 13, 2017: Neurology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671966/a-leprosy-clinical-severity-scale-for-erythema-nodosum-leprosum-an-international-multicentre-validation-study-of-the-enlist-enl-severity-scale
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Stephen L Walker, Anna M Sales, C Ruth Butlin, Mahesh Shah, Armi Maghanoy, Saba M Lambert, Joydeepa Darlong, Benjamin Jewel Rozario, Vivek V Pai, Marivic Balagon, Shimelis N Doni, Deanna A Hagge, José A C Nery, Kapil D Neupane, Suwash Baral, Biliom A Sangma, Digafe T Alembo, Abeba M Yetaye, Belaynesh A Hassan, Mohammed B Shelemo, Peter G Nicholls, Diana N J Lockwood
OBJECTIVES: We wished to validate our recently devised 16-item ENLIST ENL Severity Scale, a clinical tool for measuring the severity of the serious leprosy associated complication of erythema nodosum leprosum (ENL). We also wished to assess the responsiveness of the ENLIST ENL Severity Scale in detecting clinical change in patients with ENL. METHODS: Participants, recruited from seven centres in six leprosy endemic countries, were assessed using the ENLIST ENL Severity Scale by two researchers, one of whom categorised the severity of ENL...
July 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656160/an-assessment-of-online-reviews-of-hand-surgeons
#5
William Kirkpatrick, Jack Abboudi, Nayoung Kim, Juana Medina, Mitchell Maltenfort, Daniel Seigerman, Kevin Lutsky, Pedro K Beredjiklian
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the number of reviews and scores for active members of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) in popular physician rating websites (Healthgrades.com and Vitals.com). METHODS: A total of 433 ASSH active members were searched in two popular rating websites for a total of 866 web searches. Demographic data, overall and subcategory scores, number of reviews, and wait times were scored from each member's webpage...
May 2017: Archives of Bone and Joint Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559409/association-of-pre-chemotherapy-peripheral-blood-pro-inflammatory-and-coagulation-factors-with-physical-function-in-women-with-breast-cancer
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Yuan Yuan, Nilesh Vora, Can-Lan Sun, Daneng Li, David Smith, Joanne Mortimer, The-Hang Luu, George Somlo, James Waisman, Joseph Chao, Vani Katheria, Timothy Synold, Vivi Tran, Shu Mi, Tao Feng, Abrahm Levi, Anait Arsenyan, Jennifer Choi, Laura Zavala, Susan Yost, Arti Hurria
BACKGROUND: Pro-inflammatory and coagulation factors serve as biomarkers of aging and functional reserve. The purpose of this study was to determine if pro-inflammatory (interleukin-6 [IL-6], C-reactive protein [CRP]), and coagulation (D-dimer) factors were associated with pre-chemotherapy functional status in women with stage I-III breast cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Prior to chemotherapy initiation in patients with stage I-III breast cancer, the following was captured: IL-6, CRP, D-dimer blood levels, and physical function measures including activities of daily living (ADL, subscale of Medical Outcomes Study Physical Health); instrumental activities of daily living (IADL, subscale of the Older Americans Resources and Services Program); Timed Up and Go (TUG); physician-rated Karnofsky Performance Status (KPS); and self-rated KPS...
May 30, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554879/a-smartphone-based-approach-for-triage-of-human-papillomavirus-positive-sub-saharan-african-women-a-prospective-study
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Esther Urner, Martine Delavy, Rosa Catarino, Manuela Viviano, Ulrike Meyer-Hamme, Anne-Caroline Benski, Jeromine Jinoro, Josea Lea Heriniainasolo, Manuela Undurraga, Hugo De Vuyst, Christophe Combescure, Pierre Vassilakos, Patrick Petignat
BACKGROUND: Sub-Saharan African countries are marked by a high incidence of cervical cancer. Madagascar ranks 11th among the countries with the highest cervical cancer incidence worldwide. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to evaluate the performances of digital smartphone-based visual inspection with acetic acid (D-VIA) and Lugol's iodine (D-VILI) for diagnosing cervical precancer and cancer. METHODS: Human papillomavirus (HPV)-positive women recruited through a cervical screening campaign had D-VIA and D-VILI examinations with endocervical curettage (ECC) and cervical biopsy...
May 29, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549461/the-effect-of-white-coats-and-gender-on-medical-students-perceptions-of-physicians
#8
Malika Ladha, Aleem Bharwani, Kevin McLaughlin, Henry T Stelfox, Adam Bass
BACKGROUND: Despite the fact that medical schools spend a considerable effort to rate clinical instructors, there is limited evidence regarding the effect of physical characteristics on instructor ratings. White coats have been shown to alter patients' perceptions of physicians although it has not been determined if preceptors who wear white coats are rated differently than their colleagues. METHODS: Second year medical students were administered a questionnaire with four clinical scenarios depicting medical errors accompanied by a picture of a physician of different sexes and ethnicities...
May 26, 2017: BMC Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511878/epidemiological-multicentre-study-on-the-education-provided-to-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-in-the-spanish-health-care-system-the-forma2-study
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J A García-Donaire, J Franch-Nadal, P Rodríguez-Fortúnez, E Labrador-Barba, M L Orera-Peña, M Rodríguez de Miguel
PURPOSE: The purpose of the present study was to characterize the education that patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus receive, and to identify differences as regards the presence of insulin therapy or not. METHODS: This crossover, multicentre and descriptive study involved 1066 Spanish physicians who completed a questionnaire on Internet. RESULTS: The physicians that responded had a mean of 26.0 years of experience in healthcare, and mainly worked in a walk-in clinic in an urban area...
May 13, 2017: Semergen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505049/perceived-impairment-in-sports-participation-in-adolescents-with-inflammatory-bowel-diseases-a-preliminary-examination
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Jill M Plevinsky, Andrea A Wojtowicz, Natasha Poulopoulos, Kristin L Schneider, Rachel N Greenley
OBJECTIVE: Physical activity is important for adolescents with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) given the increased risk of developing osteoporosis and the increased risk of IBD-related complications among those with IBD and obesity. Symptoms like fatigue, abdominal pain, nausea, and frequent bowel movements can interfere with physical activity. Sports participation is an important source of physical activity for adolescents; however, the extent to which IBD interferes with sports participation is unstudied...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492914/antibiotic-prescribing-for-nonbacterial-acute-upper-respiratory-infections-in-elderly-persons
#11
Michael Silverman, Marcus Povitz, Jessica M Sontrop, Lihua Li, Lucie Richard, Sonny Cejic, Salimah Z Shariff
Background: Reducing inappropriate antibiotic prescribing for acute upper respiratory tract infections (AURIs) requires a better understanding of the factors associated with this practice. Objective: To determine the prevalence of antibiotic prescribing for nonbacterial AURIs and whether prescribing rates varied by physician characteristics. Design: Retrospective analysis of linked administrative health care data. Setting: Primary care physician practices in Ontario, Canada (January-December 2012)...
June 6, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482895/influence-of-motivation-self-efficacy-and-situational-factors-on-the-teaching-quality-of-clinical-educators
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Christoph Dybowski, Susanne Sehner, Sigrid Harendza
BACKGROUND: Being exposed to good teachers has been shown to enhance students' knowledge and their clinical performance, but little is known about the underlying psychological mechanisms that provide the basis for being an excellent medical teacher. Self-Determination Theory (SDT) postulates that more self-regulated types of motivation are associated with higher performance. Social Cognitive Theory (SCT) focuses on self-efficacy that has been shown to be positively associated with performance...
May 8, 2017: BMC Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461352/high-price-and-low-price-physician-practices-do-not-differ-significantly-on-care-quality-or-efficiency
#13
Eric T Roberts, Ateev Mehrotra, J Michael McWilliams
Consolidation of physician practices has intensified concerns that providers with greater market power may be able to charge higher prices without having to deliver better care, compared to providers with less market power. Providers have argued that higher prices cover the costs of delivering higher-quality care. We examined the relationship between physician practice prices for outpatient services and practices' quality and efficiency of care. Using commercial claims data, we classified practices as being high- or low-price...
May 1, 2017: Health Affairs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461285/physician-rating-websites-what-aspects-are-important-to-identify-a-good-doctor-and-are-patients-capable-of-assessing-them-a-mixed-methods-approach-including-physicians-and-health-care-consumers-perspectives
#14
Fabia Rothenfluh, Peter J Schulz
BACKGROUND: Physician rating websites (PRWs) offer health care consumers the opportunity to evaluate their doctor anonymously. However, physicians' professional training and experience create a vast knowledge gap in medical matters between physicians and patients. This raises ethical concerns about the relevance and significance of health care consumers' evaluation of physicians' performance. OBJECTIVE: To identify the aspects physician rating websites should offer for evaluation, this study investigated the aspects of physicians and their practice relevant for identifying a good doctor, and whether health care consumers are capable of evaluating these aspects...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455178/the-patient-experience-an-analysis-of-orthopedic-surgeon-quality-on-physician-rating-sites
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Prem N Ramkumar, Sergio M Navarro, Morad Chughtai, Ton La, Evan Fisch, Michael A Mont
BACKGROUND: With the advent of the Consensus Core of Orthopedic Measures, arthroplasty surgeons are increasingly subjected to public performance reviews on physician-rating sites. Therefore, we evaluated (1) web site details of physician-rating sites, (2) differences between sites and the Consensus Core, (3) published patient experiences, (4) search rank among sites, and (5) differences between academic vs nonacademic and arthroplasty vs nonarthroplasty surgeons. METHODS: The 5 busiest physician-rating sites were analyzed...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447213/discordance-between-physician-and-patient-reported-disease-severity-in-adults-with-atopic-dermatitis-a-us-cross-sectional-survey
#16
Wenhui Wei, Peter Anderson, Abhijit Gadkari, Stuart Blackburn, Rachel Moon, James Piercy, Shashank Shinde, Jorge Gomez, Eric Ghorayeb
BACKGROUND: There is limited understanding of severity rating of atopic dermatitis in clinical practice. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the agreement between physician- and patient-rated severity of atopic dermatitis. METHODS: Data were collected from the 2014 Adelphi US Atopic Dermatitis Disease Specific Programme, a cross-sectional survey of physicians and their patients with a history of moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis; patients voluntarily completed a questionnaire...
April 26, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420603/the-coags-uncomplicated-app-fulfilling-educational-gaps-around-diagnosis-and-laboratory-testing-of-coagulation-disorders
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Craig Kessler, Ellinor I Peerschke, Meera B Chitlur, Roshni Kulkarni, Natalia Holot, David L Cooper
BACKGROUND: Patients with coagulation disorders may present to a variety of physician specialties; however, accurate and efficient diagnosis can be challenging for physicians not specialized in hematology, due to identified gaps in knowledge around appropriate laboratory assays and interpretation of test results. Coags Uncomplicated was developed to fill this unmet educational need by increasing practical knowledge of coagulation disorders among nonexpert physicians and other health care professionals (HCPs) in a point-of-care (POC) setting...
April 18, 2017: JMIR Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408714/association-between-peritoneal-glucose-exposure-and-peritonitis-in-peritoneal-dialysis-patients-the-balanz-trial
#18
Melissa Nataatmadja, Yeoungjee Cho, Elaine M Pascoe, Darsy Darssan, Carmel M Hawley, David W Johnson
BACKGROUND: Glucose is the primary osmotic medium used in most peritoneal dialysis (PD) solutions, and exposure to glucose has been shown to exert detrimental effects both locally, at the peritoneal membrane, and systemically. Moreover, high dialysate glucose exposure may predispose patients to an increased risk of peritonitis, perhaps as a result of impaired host defences, vascular disease, and damage to the peritoneal membrane. METHODS: In this post-hoc analysis of a multicenter, multinational, open-label randomized controlled trial of neutral pH, low-glucose degradation product (GDP) versus conventional PD solutions (balANZ trial), the relationship between peritonitis rates of low (< 123...
July 2017: Peritoneal Dialysis International: Journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394664/an-exploration-of-nurse-physician-perceptions-of-collaborative-behaviour
#19
Alice E Collette, Kristen Wann, Meredith L Nevin, Karen Rique, Grant Tarrant, Lorraine A Hickey, Jaynelle F Stichler, Belinda M Toole, Tanna Thomason
Interprofessional collaboration is a key element in providing safe, holistic patient care in the acute care setting. Trended data at a community hospital indicated opportunities for improvement in collaboration on micro, meso, and macro levels. The aim of this survey study was to assess the current state of collaboration between frontline nurses and physicians at a non-academic acute care hospital. A convenience sample of participants was recruited with a final respondent sample of 355 nurses and 82 physicians...
July 2017: Journal of Interprofessional Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385805/2016-american-college-of-rheumatology-european-league-against-rheumatism-criteria-for-minimal-moderate-and-major-clinical-response-in-adult-dermatomyositis-and-polymyositis-an-international-myositis-assessment-and-clinical-studies-group-paediatric-rheumatology
#20
Rohit Aggarwal, Lisa G Rider, Nicolino Ruperto, Nastaran Bayat, Brian Erman, Brian M Feldman, Chester V Oddis, Anthony A Amato, Hector Chinoy, Robert G Cooper, Maryam Dastmalchi, David Fiorentino, David Isenberg, James D Katz, Andrew Mammen, Marianne de Visser, Steven R Ytterberg, Ingrid E Lundberg, Lorinda Chung, Katalin Danko, Ignacio García-De la Torre, Yeong Wook Song, Luca Villa, Mariangela Rinaldi, Howard Rockette, Peter A Lachenbruch, Frederick W Miller, Jiri Vencovsky
To develop response criteria for adult dermatomyositis (DM) and polymyositis (PM). Expert surveys, logistic regression, and conjoint analysis were used to develop 287 definitions using core set measures. Myositis experts rated greater improvement among multiple pairwise scenarios in conjoint analysis surveys, where different levels of improvement in 2 core set measures were presented. The PAPRIKA (Potentially All Pairwise Rankings of All Possible Alternatives) method determined the relative weights of core set measures and conjoint analysis definitions...
May 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
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