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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236169/current-treatment-of-central-retinal-artery-occlusion-a-national-survey
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Teddy S Youn, Patrick Lavin, Morgan Patrylo, Joseph Schindler, Howard Kirshner, David M Greer, Matthew Schrag
BACKGROUND: Central retinal artery occlusion (CRAO) is an ophthalmological emergency, the retinal analog of a stroke. To date there is no consensus or national guidelines on how this disorder should be managed. As academic neurologists and ophthalmologists treat CRAO frequently, we set out to understand how these clinicians approach patients with CRAO with a national survey. METHODS: We identified university-associated teaching hospitals offering vascular neurology, neuro-ophthalmology and/or retina fellowships in the US and asked the directors of the programs to respond to questions in an open response format to profile the acute management of CRAO at their institution...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236096/how-exemplary-teaching-physicians-interact-with-hospitalized-patients
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Sanjay Saint, Molly Harrod, Karen E Fowler, Nathan Houchens
BACKGROUND: Effectively interacting with patients defines the consummate clinician. OBJECTIVE: As part of a broader study, we examined how 12 carefully selected attending physicians interacted with patients during inpatient teaching rounds. DESIGN: A multisite study using an exploratory, qualitative approach. PARTICIPANTS: Exemplary teaching physicians were identified using modified snowball sampling. Of 59 potential participants, 16 were contacted, and 12 agreed to participate...
December 2017: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236094/hospital-perceptions-of-medicare-s-sepsis-quality-reporting-initiative
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Ian J Barbash, Kimberly J Rak, Courtney C Kuza, Jeremy M Kahn
BACKGROUND: In October 2015, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) implemented the Sepsis CMS Core Measure (SEP-1) program, requiring hospitals to report data on the quality of care for their patients with sepsis. OBJECTIVE: We sought to understand hospital perceptions of and responses to the SEP-1 program. DESIGN: A thematic content analysis of semistructured interviews with hospital quality officials. SETTING: A stratified random sample of short-stay, nonfederal, general acute care hospitals in the United States...
December 2017: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235437/impact-of-a-in-situ-laboratory-on-physician-expectancy
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Romain Brulé, Marianne Sarazin, Nicole Tayeb, Martine Roubille, Anton Szymanowicz
Biological examinations are essential for clinicians' medical care. The aim of this study is to assess clinicians' expectations in healthcare facilities and their perception of medical biology in different types of organization. We performed a prospective transversal study by electronic questionnaire conducted among 242 practitioners in four healthcare facilities. The aspects explored were as follows: quality, reliability, rendering time of examination results and biology platform support. Analyses were conducted after rectification of the sample by weight...
December 13, 2017: Annales de Biologie Clinique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235242/the-effect-of-an-educational-intervention-based-on-clinical-simulation-on-the-diagnosis-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-and-osteoarthritis
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Daniel G Fernández-Ávila, Álvaro J Ruiz, Fabián Gil, Sergio A Mora, Carlos Tobar, Juan M Gutiérrez, Diego Rosselli
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effectiveness of an educational tool for general physicians, based on rheumatological clinical simulation, for the diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. METHODS: A randomized clinical study was carried out, in which the physician research subjects were assigned to one of two groups: the experimental group (educational intervention for rheumatoid arthritis with clinical simulation) or the control group (educational intervention for the basic aspects of the diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis)...
December 13, 2017: Musculoskeletal Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233669/using-voice-to-create-hospital-progress-notes-description-of-a-mobile-application-and-supporting-system-integrated-with-a-commercial-electronic-health-record
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Thomas H Payne, W David Alonso, J Andrew Markiel, Kevin Lybarger, Andrew A White
We describe the development and design of a smartphone app-based system to create inpatient progress notes using voice, commercial automatic speech recognition software, with text processing to recognize spoken voice commands and format the note, and integration with a commercial EHR. This new system fits hospital rounding workflow and was used to support a randomized clinical trial testing whether use of voice to create notes improves timeliness of note availability, note quality, and physician satisfaction with the note creation process...
December 9, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233403/perceptions-of-pharmacists-role-in-the-health-care-team-through-student-pharmacist-led-point-of-care-screenings-and-its-future-application-in-health-care
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Karen M S Bastianelli, Lucas Nelson, Laura Palombi
INTRODUCTION: The public is largely unaware of changing pharmacy roles and continues to underutilize pharmacists as mainly a dispensing service, often overlooking direct patient care components. This paper evaluates the public perceptions of pharmacists' through student led point-of-care screenings and comprehensive medication reviews. METHODS: An IRB approved longitudinal retrospective study design was used to survey participants who attended College of Pharmacy sponsored health fairs in 2013...
March 2017: Currents in Pharmacy Teaching & Learning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233172/the-effects-of-austerity-measures-on-quality-of-healthcare-services-a-national-survey-of-physicians-in-the-public-and-private-sectors-in-portugal
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Tiago Correia, Graça Carapinheiro, Helena Carvalho, José Manuel Silva, Gilles Dussault
BACKGROUND: The European Union member countries reacted differently to the 2008 economic and financial crisis. However, few countries have monitored the outcomes of their policy responses, and there is therefore little evidence as to whether or not savings undermined the performance of health systems. We discuss the situation in Portugal, where a financial adjustment program was implemented between 2011 and 2014, and explore the views of health workers on the effects of austerity measures on quality of care delivery...
December 12, 2017: Human Resources for Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230515/-competence-based-assessment-in-the-national-licensing-examination-in-germany
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REVIEW
Jana Jünger
In Germany, future physicians have to pass a national licensing examination at the end of their medical studies. Passing this examination is the requirement for the license to practice medicine. The Masterplan Medizinstudium 2020 with its 41 measures aims to shift the paradigm in medical education and medical licensing examinations.The main goals of the Masterplan include the development towards competency-based and practical medical education and examination as well as the strengthening of general medicine...
December 11, 2017: Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230502/-acceptance-of-post-mortem-organ-donation-in-germany-representative-cross-sectional-study
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E Tackmann, S Dettmer
BACKGROUND: The German post-mortem organ donation rate has dropped by one third since 2010. Furthermore, 958 patients died in 2015 in Germany while waiting for an organ. To decrease organ shortage, an amendment of the transplantation law was established in 2012. An information package including an organ donor card is sent to all German citizens via the postal service. A voluntary national transplantation register was introduced in 2016 to improve transparency in the organ donation process...
December 11, 2017: Der Anaesthesist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230501/-development-of-ground-based-physician-staffed-emergency-missions-in-the-city-of-leipzig-from-2003-to-2013
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K Bader, M Bernhard, A Gries, M Kaul, R Schröder, A Ramshorn-Zimmer
BACKGROUND: The annual number of physician-based emergency missions reported is continuously increasing. Data from large cities concerning this development over long periods is sparse. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In this retrospective study the charts of all ground-based physician-staffed emergency missions in the city of Leipzig for the first quarters of 2003 and 2013 were analyzed. Patient characteristics, injury and illness severities, mission location, hospital admission rate, as well as emergency interventions were collated...
December 11, 2017: Der Anaesthesist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229657/adapting-the-emergency-first-aid-responder-course-for-zambia-through-curriculum-mapping-and-blueprinting
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Jennifer L Pigoga, Charmaine Cunningham, Muhumpu Kafwamfwa, Lee A Wallis
OBJECTIVES: Community members are often the first to witness and respond to medical and traumatic emergencies, making them an essential first link to emergency care systems. The Emergency First Aid Responder (EFAR) programme is short course originally developed to help South Africans manage emergencies at the community level, pending arrival of formal care providers. EFAR was implemented in two rural regions of Zambia in 2015, but no changes were originally made to tailor the course to the new setting...
December 10, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228989/physicians-lack-of-knowledge-a-possible-reason-for-red-blood-cell-transfusion-overuse
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Roni Rahav Koren, Celia Suriu, Orly Yakir, Luiza Akria, Masad Barhoum, Andrei Braester
BACKGROUND: A significant percentage of red blood cell transfusions are inappropriately overused. This study investigated physicians from the western Galilee in terms of their knowledge of transfusion medicine as a potential reason for red blood cell overuse, and assessed the influence of personal background characteristics on their knowledge. METHODS: Data were collected via anonymous questionnaires. The questionnaires included a personal background section and a professional section...
December 12, 2017: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228821/public-expenditures-for-mental-health-services-in-canadian-provinces
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Jian Wang, Philip Jacobs, Arto Ohinmaa, Anne Dezetter, Alain Lesage
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to measure provincial spending for mental health services in fiscal year (FY) 2013 and to compare these cost estimates to those of FY 2003. METHODS: This study estimated the costs of publicly funded provincial mental health services in FY 2013 and compared them to the estimates for FY 2003 from a previously published report. Our data were obtained from publicly accessible databases. The cross-year cost comparisons for provincial mental health services were restricted to general and psychiatric hospital inpatients, clinical payments to physicians and psychologists, and prescribed psychotropic medications...
January 1, 2017: Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. Revue Canadienne de Psychiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228411/management-of-breast-cancer-in-adjuvant-chemotherapy-settings-in-the-kanagawa-breast-oncology-group
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Mayako Terao, Naoki Niikura, Yasuhiro Suzuki, Norihiko Sengoku, Hitoshi Arioka, Takashi Ishikawa, Koichiro Tsugawa, Yutaka Tokuda
OBJECTIVE: Many different options for adjuvant chemotherapy are recommended in guidelines for the treatment of breast cancer. Therapeutic strategies vary among physicians. The major goals for this project were to gain a better understanding of how biomarkers are integrated into practice and how physicians select adjuvant chemotherapy. METHODS: We assembled a questionnaire with 23 example scenarios of breast cancer cases, including 6 items relevant to postoperative adjuvant therapy...
December 20, 2017: Tokai Journal of Experimental and Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227776/the-specialty-and-naughty-nice-tendency-audit-santa-which-medical-specialists-can-be-trusted-to-follow-recipes
#16
Shian Miller, Tamara C Johnson
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the influence of medical specialty on the likelihood of doctors making the Naughty or Nice lists this Christmas. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: A quantitative observational study. Doctors in a medical parent Facebook group were asked about their specialty and their tendency to follow recipes. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Self-reported tendency to follow the recipe (always, sometimes, never) as an indicator of rule-breaking behaviour, extrapolated as indicating Naughty (unlikely to follow a recipe) or Nice (always follow recipes) tendencies, and consequently the likelihood of being included in the Nice list this Christmas...
December 11, 2017: Medical Journal of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227288/physician-and-nurse-perceptions-of-gentle-cesarean-birth
#17
Rebecca J Mercier, Julia C Durante
BACKGROUND: Protocols for neonatal care and mother-baby interaction at cesarean birth frequently differ from those at vaginal birth. There is increasing interest in adopting family-friendly or gentle protocols for women having cesarean birth. Current evidence suggests challenges in achieving interdepartmental cooperation and consensus are potential barriers to implementing gentle cesarean protocols. PURPOSE: To describe how care providers' professional role and characteristics may affect perception about gentle cesarean birth techniques and inform specific concerns about protocol changes...
December 8, 2017: MCN. the American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227277/use-of-complementary-and-alternative-medicine-in-georgia
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I Nadareishvili, K Lunze, N Tabagari, A Beraia, G Pkhakadze
In Georgia, like in most countries globally, people commonly resort to complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). However, not much is known about CAM practices there. The aim of the study was to document common practices of CAM in Georgia and related patient attitudes. We collected data from peoples who commonly use CAM at 20 service provision centers in Georgia using cluster sampling from 300 patients. We admininstered a cross-sectional survey and conducted descriptive statistical analyses. People in Georgia use CAM either for prevention to improve general health (33%) or to treat chronic conditions (36%), spending about 25 Euros per month out of pocket...
November 2017: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226789/the-emotional-distress-of-asylum-seekers-in-israel-and-the-characteristics-of-those-seeking-psychiatric-versus-medical-help
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Naama Kiat, Rafael Youngmann, Ido Lurie
Israel has become a destination for asylum seekers. Asylum seekers often experience emotional distress, but have limited access to health services and rarely use psychiatric services. This study sought to understand and characterize the use of psychiatric versus medical services by asylum seekers in Israel. We compared the emotional distress, stressful life events and previous treatment consultations of 21 psychiatric service users (PSU) and 55 medical service users (MSU) at the Open Clinic of Physicians for Human Rights in Tel-Aviv...
October 2017: Transcultural Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226236/self-assessment-of-competence-during-post-graduate-training-in-general-medicine-a-preliminary-study-to-develop-a-portfolio-for-further-education
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Bert Huenges, Barbara Woestmann, Susanne Ruff-Dietrich, Herbert Rusche
Awareness of one's own strengths and weaknesses is a key qualification for the specialist physician. We examined how physicians undergoing specialist training in general medicine rate themselves in different areas. For this purpose, 139 participants receiving post-graduate training in general practice offered by the Medical Association of Westfalen-Lippe assessed themselves regarding their subjective confidence in 20 core competencies and 47 situations involving patient counseling in general practice. Their self-assessments were recorded on a five-point Likert scale...
2017: GMS Journal for Medical Education
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