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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029048/general-practitioners-perception-of-being-a-doctor-in-urban-vs-rural-regions-in-germany-a-focus-group-study
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Nadine J Pohontsch, Heike Hansen, Ingmar Schäfer, Martin Scherer
Background: Inadequate recruitment numbers for GPs in rural regions give cause for concern. Working in rural regions is less attractive among medical students because of strong associations concerning a higher workload, restriction of privacy and demands exceeding their competences. We aimed to explore perceptions of GPs working in urban versus rural regions to contrast these prejudices. Methods: We conducted nine focus groups with GPs [female = 21, male = 44] from urban and rural regions, using a semi-structured guideline...
September 23, 2017: Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028812/occurrence-of-the-middle-east-respiratory-syndrome-coronavirus-mers-cov-across-the-gulf-corporation-council-countries-four-years-update
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Mahmoud Aly, Mohamed Elrobh, Maha Alzayer, Sameera Aljuhani, Hanan Balkhy
The emergence of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infections has become a global issue of dire concerns. MERS-CoV infections have been identified in many countries all over the world whereas high level occurrences have been documented in the Middle East and Korea. MERS-CoV is mainly spreading across the geographical region of the Middle East, especially in the Arabian Peninsula, while some imported sporadic cases were reported from the Europe, North America, Africa, and lately Asia...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028484/cholesterol-target-value-attainment-and-lipid-lowering-therapy-in-patients-with-stable-or-acute-coronary-heart-disease-results-from-the-dyslipidemia-international-study-ii
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Anselm K Gitt, Dominik Lautsch, Jean Ferrières, Gaetano M De Ferrari, Ami Vyas, Carl A Baxter, Lori D Bash, Veronica Ashton, Martin Horack, Wael Almahmeed, Fu-Tien Chiang, Kian Keong Poh, Philippe Brudi, Baishali Ambegaonkar
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) is a major contributor to cardiovascular disease. In the Dyslipidemia International Study II (DYSIS II), we determined LDL-C target value attainment, use of lipid-lowering therapy (LLT), and cardiovascular outcomes in patients with stable coronary heart disease (CHD) and those suffering from an acute coronary syndrome (ACS). METHODS: DYSIS II included patients from 18 countries. Patients with either stable CHD or an ACS were enrolled if they were ≥18 years old and had a full lipid profile available...
August 21, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028293/a-large-case-series-on-surgical-outcomes-in-congenital-fxiii-deficiency-patients-in-iran
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Majid Naderi, Sezaneh Haghpanah, Ghasem Miri-Aliabad, Hakimeh Tavosi, Mehran Karimi
BACKGROUND: The lack of accepted standardized surgical guidelines leads to dependence on the treating physicians' and centers' experiences. AIM: Our aim is to evaluate the surgical outcomes on a large group of congenital FXIII deficiency (FXIIID) patients. METHODS: A case series study was conducted on congenital FXIIID patients in two major referral centers located in Iran from 2010 to 2016 prior to surgery. All patients were on prophylaxis using plasma factor XIII concentrate (10 U kg(-1) , every 28 days) except three patients...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027898/surgery-versus-antibiotics-for-uncomplicated-appendicitis-which-would-a-medical-student-want
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Alison R Althans, Pierre Tamer, Justin T Brady, Emily Steinhagen, Vanessa P Ho
BACKGROUND: Recent data suggest that treatment of acute, uncomplicated appendicitis (AUA) with antibiotics is as effective as surgery. A 2015 study indicated that more than 50% of patients would choose antibiotic therapy. Medical students represent a unique population of potential patients with greater medical knowledge than the general public and possibly less bias than practicing physicians. Therefore, we aimed to evaluate what the MEDICAL STUDENT'S treatment choice for AUA would be and what factors influence these decisions...
October 13, 2017: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026859/molecular-identification-of-leishmania-species-in-a-re-emerged-focus-of-cutaneous-leishmaniasis-in-varamin-district-iran
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Mahmoodreza Behravan, Vahideh Moin-Vaziri, Ali Haghighi, Nourina Rahbarian, Niloofar Taghipour, Alireza Abadi, Homa Hajjaran
BACKGROUND: Cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) is one of the most important neglected tropical diseases and a major public health challenge in Iran caused by Leishmania spp and transmitted by phlebotomine sand flies. The number of CL cases has shown an increasing pattern all over the country, including the district of Varamin, southeast of Tehran, Iran. This study aimed to identify the Leishmania spp isolated from CL patients using molecular methods in Varamin during 2012-2013. METHODS: Exudate materials collected from the swollen edge of the skin lesions of 44 parasitological positive CL patients by disposable lancet...
March 2017: Journal of Arthropod-borne Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026766/hand-hygiene-knowledge-of-primary-health-care-workers-in-abha-city-south-western-saudi-arabia
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Ahmed A Mahfouz, Ahmed Abolyazid, Hasan M Al-Musa, Nabil J Awadallah, Aesha Faraheen, Shamsunhar Khalil, Mohammad N El-Gamal, Khalid M Al-Musa
PURPOSE: The aim of this is to find out the hand hygiene (HH) knowledge among primary health care workers (PHCWs) in Abha health district, southwestern Saudi Arabia. METHODS: Data were collected through an anonymous self-administered questionnaire. The questionnaire was based on a WHO "Knowledge Questionnaire for Health Care Workers." RESULTS: The study included 478 PHCWs (239 males and 239 females). The sample included 186 physicians, 212 nurses, and 80 technicians...
January 2017: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026602/re-phrasing-the-question-a-simple-tool-for-evaluation-of-adherence-to-therapy-in-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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T Engel, B Ungar, G Ben-Haim, N Levhar, R Eliakim, S Ben-Horin
BACKGROUND: Non-adherence to medication in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a challenging problem which is often overlooked or under-estimated by the physician or denied by the patient. We aimed to examine if re-phrasing the wording of the question used by the physician could help in revealing more patients who are non-adherent, and for whom appropriate counseling may be instituted. METHODS: A cross-sectional questionnaire-based study of IBD patients treated in a tertiary center was conducted...
October 2017: United European Gastroenterology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026365/incidental-finding-of-bronchopulmonary-sequestration-in-a-64-year-old-female
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Pichapong Tunsupon, Ayesha Arshad, Sumit Patel, M Jeffery Mador
BACKGROUND: Bronchopulmonary sequestration is a congenital abnormality of the primitive foregut. In adults, the typical age at presentation is 20-25 years. CASE REPORT: A 64-year-old female was referred for evaluation of an 8 × 6-cm right lower lobe cystic lesion. Her medical history was significant for recurrent right lower lobe pneumonia requiring multiple hospitalizations. Her physical examination was significant for crackles at the right lung base. Computed tomography (CT) of the chest with contrast showed cystic changes with thickened septation of the medial segment of the right lower lobe lacking distinct visceral pleura and with arterial supply from the anomalous branch of the thoracic aorta arising near the celiac trunk...
2017: Ochsner Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025820/well-being-of-family-medicine-graduates
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Olga Szafran, Wayne Woloschuk, Jacqueline M I Torti, Douglas Myhre
OBJECTIVE: To determine family medicine graduates' professional and personal well-being, general health status, stress levels, coping strategies, and the degree to which they felt supported or isolated in professional life; and to compare findings by sex, practice location, and location of medical school (Canadian medical graduates [CMGs] vs international medical graduates [IMGs]). DESIGN: Retrospective, cross-sectional survey. SETTING: University of Alberta in Edmonton and the University of Calgary in Alberta...
October 2017: Canadian Family Physician Médecin de Famille Canadien
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025275/complementary-and-alternative-medicine-use-in-minority-and-medically-underserved-oncology-patients-assessment-and-implications
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Desiree Jones, Lorenzo Cohen, Alyssa G Rieber, Diana Urbauer, Bryan Fellman, Michael J Fisch, Arlene Nazario
INTRODUCTION: Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use in minority and medically underserved oncology patients is not well documented. We assessed knowledge and utilization of CAM in a sample of these patients receiving treatment at an urban community hospital. METHODS: Patients with cancer were interviewed using an electronic application that depicted specific CAM therapies. Patients were questioned on their knowledge and utilization of therapies, deterrents to use, and interest in using these therapies if they were made available...
October 1, 2017: Integrative Cancer Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025237/the-role-of-injectables-in-aesthetic-surgery-financial-implications
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Bryson G Richards, William F Schleicher, Gehaan F D'Souza, Raymond Isakov, James E Zins
Background: The plastic surgeon competes with both core and noncore physicians and surgeons for traditional cosmetic procedures. In 2007, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) joined efforts to form a Cosmetic Medicine Task Force to further analyze this trend. Objectives: Our objective is to document and quantify the patient capture and total collections generated in a single surgeon's practice exclusive from Botulinum Toxin A and filler injections over a 10-year period...
October 1, 2017: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022766/a-solution-focused-approach-to-understanding-patient-motivation-in-diabetes-self-management-gender-differences-and-implications-for-primary-care
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Tajudaullah Bhaloo, Michael Juma, Christine Criscuolo-Higgins
Objective Healthcare providers often neglect to recognize the role they play in motivating patients with diabetes to perform self-management. Our aims were to understand what motivates patients with diabetes to implement recommended self-management practices and understand the role of the primary care team in patient motivation. Methods We use a solution-focused qualitative approach, supplemented with a quantitative scale. We used a purposive sampling strategy to invite patients with uncontrolled diabetes. Semi-structured telephone interviews were conducted and analyzed using content and thematic analysis...
January 1, 2017: Chronic Illness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019327/disclosure-of-adverse-cancer-news-the-public-s-perspective-in-a-middle-eastern-country
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Jamal Zekri, Mohamed E El Sayed, Youssef Nauf
OBJECTIVES: The disclosure to patients of unfavorable news related to cancer remains a controversial issue in the Middle East. This study investigated the perspective of the public in Saudi Arabia regarding the disclosure of unfavorable cancer-related news. METHODS: A convenience sample of 103 adult noncancer patients attending a family medicine clinic were asked to respond to 9 closed-ended questions. These questions reflected possible adverse news from the time of diagnosis until the end of life...
September 2017: Gulf Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018008/comparison-of-postoperative-outcomes-among-patients-treated-by-male-and-female-surgeons-a-population-based-matched-cohort-study
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Christopher Jd Wallis, Bheeshma Ravi, Natalie Coburn, Robert K Nam, Allan S Detsky, Raj Satkunasivam
Objective To examine the effect of surgeon sex on postoperative outcomes of patients undergoing common surgical procedures.Design Population based, retrospective, matched cohort study from 2007 to 2015.Setting Population based cohort of all patients treated in Ontario, Canada.Participants Patients undergoing one of 25 surgical procedures performed by a female surgeon were matched by patient age, patient sex, comorbidity, surgeon volume, surgeon age, and hospital to patients undergoing the same operation by a male surgeon...
October 10, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017546/is-there-a-doctor-in-the-house-availability-of-israeli-physicians-to-the-workforce
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Pamela Kuflik Horowitz, Annarosa Anat Shemesh, Tuvia Horev
BACKGROUND: Israeli policymakers have expressed serious concerns about being able to meet the growing demand for physician services. For this reason, the Israel Ministry of Health (MoH) undertook studies based on 2008 and then 2012 data to obtain an accurate assessment of the size, specialty mix, demographic and geographic composition of the physician workforce. This paper highlights the findings from these studies about the number and percentage of licensed physicians in Israel who were not available, were only partially available, or were about to leave the Israeli healthcare workforce...
May 30, 2017: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994454/healthcare-professionals-work-engagement-in-finnish-university-hospitals
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Sari Lepistö, Seija Alanen, Pirjo Aalto, Päivi Järvinen, Kaija Leino, Elina Mattila, Marja Kaunonen
BACKGROUND: Concerns about the sufficiency and dedication of the healthcare workforce have arisen as the baby boomer generation is retiring and the generation Y might have different working environment demands. AIMS AND OBJECTIVE: To describe the association between work engagement of healthcare professionals' and its background factors at five Finnish university hospitals. METHODS: Survey data were collected from nurses, physicians and administrative staff (n = 561) at all five university hospitals in Finland...
October 10, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994332/ultrasonography-findings-and-physical-examination-outcomes-in-dancers-with-and-without-patellofemoral-pain
#18
Itzhak Siev-Ner, Myriam D Stern, Shay Tenenbaum, Alexander Blankstein, Aviva Zeev, Nili Steinberg
OBJECTIVES: To identify whether a physical examination for patello-femoral pain (PFP) is related to ultrasonography findings at the knee, and to identify possible factors related to PFP in young dancers. METHODS: Sixty-seven young female dancers (7th grade, aged 12.8±0.5) from three schools with identical special dance programs were included in the study. All the dancers were interviewed for demographic details, dance background, and training intensity; were evaluated for anthropometric measurements; underwent physical examination of both knees for PFP and for knee range of motion (ROM); and, had ultrasonography assessment for pathologies and of anatomical parts of their knees...
October 10, 2017: Physician and Sportsmedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993521/securing-a-cardiology-speciality-training-programme-in-the-uk-how-did-other-people-do-it
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Majd B Protty, Kevin Mohee, Hannah C Hoskins, Hasan N Haboubi
BACKGROUND: Application to cardiology specialty training is competitive with uncertainty among candidates as to what the secret recipe for a successful appointment is. We aimed to investigate objective variables, which were demonstrated by successful appointees to cardiology training schemes in the UK. METHODS: Data from successful cardiology applicants for the years 2014 to 2016 were obtained from the Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians Training Board under the Freedom of Information Act...
October 9, 2017: Postgraduate Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993121/evaluating-surgical-residents-patient-centered-communication-skills-practical-alternatives-to-the-apprenticeship-model
#20
Anna Newcomb, Amber W Trickey, Elena Lita, Jonathan Dort
OBJECTIVES: The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) requires residency programs to assess communication skills and provide feedback to residents. We aimed to develop a feasible data collection process that generates objective clinical performance information to guide training activities, inform ACGME milestone evaluations, and validate assessment instruments. DESIGN: Residents care for patients in the surgical clinic and in the hospital, and participate in a communication curriculum providing practice with standardized patients (SPs)...
October 6, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
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