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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730629/emergency-department-use-for-acute-rhinosinusitis-insurance-dependent-for-children-and-adults
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Regan W Bergmark, Stacey L Ishman, Katie M Phillips, Michael J Cunningham, Ahmad R Sedaghat
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Patients with Medicaid or self-pay insurance status are more likely to present to the emergency department (ED) for uncomplicated acute rhinosinusitis (ARS). Our aim was to determine if this pattern holds true for both pediatric and adult visits. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study using the 2005 to 2012 National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Surveys and National Ambulatory Medical Care Surveys. METHODS: We included all visits with International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision codes for ARS and without codes for ARS complications...
July 21, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724281/the-virtual-asthma-guideline-e-learning-program-learning-effectiveness-and-user-satisfaction
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Sung-Yoon Kang, Sae-Hoon Kim, Yong-Eun Kwon, Tae-Bum Kim, Hye-Kyung Park, Heung-Woo Park, Yoon-Seok Chang, Young-Koo Jee, Hee-Bom Moon, Kyung-Up Min, Sang-Heon Cho
Background/Aims: Effective educational tools are important for increasing adherence to asthma guidelines and clinical improvement of asthma patients. We developed a computer-based interactive education program for asthma guideline named the Virtual Learning Center for Asthma Management (VLCAM). We evaluated the usefulness of program in terms of its effects on user awareness of asthma guideline and level of satisfaction. Methods: Physicians-in-training at tertiary hospitals in Korea were enrolled in a cross-sectional questionnaire survey...
July 21, 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723477/accuracy-of-self-reported-smoking-exposure-among-bladder-cancer-patients-undergoing-surveillance-at-a-tertiary-referral-center
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Alan E Thong, Stacey Petruzella, Irene Orlow, Emily C Zabor, Behfar Ehdaie, Jamie S Ostroff, Bernard H Bochner, Helena Furberg Barnes
BACKGROUND: Smoking is a risk factor for developing bladder cancer (BCa). Even though continued exposure after diagnosis may adversely affect prognosis, patients may be reluctant to disclose to their physicians that they are currently smoking, leading to inaccurate reporting of exposure and missed opportunities to deliver smoking-cessation advice and treatment in the context of cancer care. OBJECTIVE: We examined the extent of misclassification of recent smoking exposure among patients undergoing BCa surveillance...
October 2016: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722122/wet-work-exposure-and-hand-eczema-among-healthcare-workers-a-cross-sectional-study
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N Hamnerius, C Svedman, O Bergendorff, J Björk, M Bruze, A Pontén
BACKGROUND: Hand eczema is more common in healthcare workers compared to the general population. The hands are subject to changing occupational exposures due to mandatory hygiene regulations for health care workers. OBJECTIVES: To describe the exposure due to hygiene procedures and investigate the associations between occupational hand washing, use of non-sterile gloves, and hand disinfectant and self-reported hand eczema. METHODS: Cross-sectional study with an electronic questionnaire distributed to 28 762 hospital employees in southern Sweden...
July 19, 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721115/online-nutrition-and-t2dm-continuing-medical-education-course-launched-on-state-level-medical-association
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Kristen K Hicks, Peter S Murano
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this research study was to determine whether a 1-hour online continuing medical education (CME) course focused on nutrition for type 2 diabetes would result in a gain in nutrition knowledge by practicing physicians. METHODS: A practicing physician and dietitian collaborated to develop an online CME course (both webinar and self-study versions) on type 2 diabetes. This 1-hour accredited course was launched through the state-level medical association's education library, available to all physicians...
2017: Advances in Medical Education and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720558/my-team-of-care-study-a-pilot-randomized-controlled-trial-of-a-web-based-communication-tool-for-collaborative-care-in-patients-with-advanced-cancer
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Teja Voruganti, Eva Grunfeld, Trevor Jamieson, Allison M Kurahashi, Bhadra Lokuge, Monika K Krzyzanowska, Muhammad Mamdani, Rahim Moineddin, Amna Husain
BACKGROUND: The management of patients with complex care needs requires the expertise of health care providers from multiple settings and specialties. As such, there is a need for cross-setting, cross-disciplinary solutions that address deficits in communication and continuity of care. We have developed a Web-based tool for clinical collaboration, called Loop, which assembles the patient and care team in a virtual space for the purpose of facilitating communication around care management...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720463/incidence-rates-of-guillain-barr%C3%A3-gbs-chronic-fatigue-systemic-exertion-intolerance-disease-cfs-seid-and-postural-orthostatic-tachycardia-syndrome-pots-prior-to-introduction-of-human-papilloma-virus-hpv-vaccination-among-adolescent-girls-in-finland-2002-2012
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J Skufca, J Ollgren, E Ruokokoski, O Lyytikäinen, H Nohynek
BACKGROUND: In Finland a vaccination programme against human papillomavirus (HPV) was introduced in November 2013 for girls aged 11-12 years with a catchup for girls 13-15 years. Allegations that HPV vaccine is causing Guillain Barré syndrome (GBS) and non-specific diagnostic entities, such as chronic fatigue syndrome/systemic exertion intolerance disease (CFS/SEID) and postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS), continue to surface. We examined population register-based incidence rates of CFS/SEID, GBS and POTS to provide baseline data for future HPV vaccine safety evaluations...
June 2017: Papillomavirus Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720227/co-creative-development-of-an-ehealth-nursing-intervention-self-management-support-for-outpatients-with-cancer-pain
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Laura M J Hochstenbach, Annemie M Courtens, Sandra M G Zwakhalen, Joan Vermeulen, Maarten van Kleef, Luc P de Witte
INTRODUCTION: Co-creative methods, having an iterative character and including different perspectives, allow for the development of complex nursing interventions. Information about the development process is essential in providing justification for the ultimate intervention and crucial in interpreting the outcomes of subsequent evaluations. This paper describes a co-creative method directed towards the development of an eHealth intervention delivered by registered nurses to support self-management in outpatients with cancer pain...
August 2017: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712182/trend-of-irrational-medication-among-the-students-of-department-of-pharmacy-abbottabad-university-of-science-and-technology-in-common-cold-and-flu
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Mujeeb Ur Rehman, Saif Ullah Mehsud, Sartaj Ali, Muhammad Ishaq, Mumtaz Ali Khan
BACKGROUND: Common cold and flu are mostly of viral pathogenesis with symptoms in upper respiratory tract. It is highly contagious and close inter-individual contact in winter season increase the spread spectrum. Mis-interpretation with bacterial cause leads to irrationality in its medication. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted among pharmacy department students in February-March 2016. Data were collected through self-administered questionnaire and expressed as percentage frequency...
January 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712058/reliance-on-medicinal-plant-therapy-among-cancer-patients-in-jamaica
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Kimberley Foster, Novie Younger, William Aiken, Doreen Brady-West, Rupika Delgoda
PURPOSE: Patients' perspective of their treatment regime plays a vital role in its success. Recognizing the high prevalence of medicinal plant usage among Jamaicans at large, we investigated the engagement of such remedies by cancer patients, with the aim of uncovering self-medicating habits, perceptions and details of utilized plants. METHODS: A structured, interviewer-based questionnaire was administered to 100 patients attending the oncology and urology clinics at the University Hospital of the West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica...
July 15, 2017: Cancer Causes & Control: CCC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710507/inequalities-in-the-utilization-of-health-care-services-in-a-transition-european-country-results-from-the-national-population-health-survey
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Janko Janković, Sladjana Šiljak, Miloš Erić, Jelena Marinković, Slavenka Janković
OBJECTIVES: To examine demographic, socio-economic, and health status inequalities in the utilization of health care services (UHCS) in the Republic of Srpska (RS), Bosnia and Herzegovina. METHODS: Data were retrieved from the 2010 National Health Survey for the RS adult population (n = 4128). A complex sample design was taken into account for statistical analysis. RESULTS: As compared to men, a higher percentage of women visited a family physician (FP), urgent care department, dentist and private doctor...
July 14, 2017: International Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705208/testing-feedback-message-framing-and-comparators-to-address-prescribing-of-high-risk-medications-in-nursing-homes-protocol-for-a-pragmatic-factorial-cluster-randomized-trial
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Noah M Ivers, Laura Desveaux, Justin Presseau, Catherine Reis, Holly O Witteman, Monica K Taljaard, Nicola McCleary, Kednapa Thavorn, Jeremy M Grimshaw
BACKGROUND: Audit and feedback (AF) interventions that leverage routine administrative data offer a scalable and relatively low-cost method to improve processes of care. AF interventions are usually designed to highlight discrepancies between desired and actual performance and to encourage recipients to act to address such discrepancies. Comparing to a regional average is a common approach, but more recipients would have a discrepancy if compared to a higher-than-average level of performance...
July 14, 2017: Implementation Science: IS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701842/quality-of-dying-in-the-medical-intensive-care-unit-comparison-between-thai-buddhists-and-thai-muslims
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Veerapong Vattanavanit, Supattra Uppanisakorn, Rungsun Bhurayanontachai, Bodin Khwannimit
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Religious belief is an important aspect that influences the life of a patient, especially in Asia. We aim to compare the quality of death in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) between Buddhists and Muslims from the perspectives of the relatives of the patients and the nurses and physicians. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: This was a cohort study of critically ill patients who died after admission to a medical ICU in Songklanagarind Hospital in Thailand between 2015 and 2016...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701460/clinician-self-efficacy-in-initiating-discussions-about-gestational-weight-gain
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Helena Piccinini-Vallis
OBJECTIVE: To compare prenatal care providers' perceived self-efficacy in starting discussions about gestational weight gain with pregnant women under a variety of conditions of gradated difficulty, when weight gain has been in excess of current guidelines. DESIGN: A 42-item online questionnaire related to the known barriers to and facilitators of having discussions about gestational weight gain. SETTING: Canada. PARTICIPANTS: Prenatal care providers were contacted through the Family Medicine Maternity Care list server of the College of Family Physicians of Canada...
July 2017: Canadian Family Physician Médecin de Famille Canadien
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699884/survey-among-nephrologists-in-germany-current-practice-and-management-of-pregnant-women-on-dialysis%C3%A2
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Johannes Duffner, Lena Schulte-Kemna, Barbara Reister, Ulla Ludwig, Frieder Keller, Rene van Erp, Bernd Schröppel
BACKGROUND: To assess the experience and practice patterns of nephrologists in Germany with regard to the care of pregnant women on dialysis. METHODS: The 26-item internet survey sent by email asked for demographic information, subjective proficiency, maternal and fetal complications, treatment approaches and goals. RESULTS: Of the 2,015 surveys sent out, 200 (10%) were available for evaluation. 38% of respondents never provided care, whereas 62% treated at least one pregnant patient on dialysis...
July 12, 2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697119/when-guild-interests-and-professional-obligations-collide
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Howard Minkoff, Jeffrey Ecker
Physicians who work in medical organizations are called on to fulfill two roles: guild members who work to advance physician interests (eg, lobbying for tort reform) and professional society members who work to advance patient interests (eg, developing clinical guidelines). Most often, physicians' self-interest and their interest in patient well-being align. When they do not, members of a guild or profession may justify the prioritization of self-interest with a form of motivated reasoning (a process wherein physicians weigh data differently depending on whether it supports their a priori beliefs)...
July 7, 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697059/associations-between-age-psychosocial-work-conditions-occupational-well-being-and-telomere-length-in-geriatric-care-professionals-a-mixed-methods-study
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Caroline Chmelar, Rudolf A Jörres, Angelika Kronseder, Andreas Müller, Dennis Nowak, Matthias Weigl
OBJECTIVE: We identified associations between age, psychosocial work characteristics, occupational well-being, and-as a measure of biological age-leukocyte telomere length in geriatric care professionals. METHODS: This is a multisource study of self-reports on psychosocial work characteristics, standardized physician's evaluations of health, and relative telomere length measures of peripheral blood leukocytes. We included 141 geriatric care professionals. Telomere length was assessed by an improved polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-based method...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694038/e-learning-in-neurology-education-principles-opportunities-and-challenges-in-combating-neurophobia
#18
REVIEW
Suresh Kumar Chhetri
Neurophobia, the fear of clinical neurology, affects not only medical students but also non-career neurologists globally. This can have significant implications on patient care, especially given the increasing burden of chronic neurological disorders. The negative perception and lack of confidence amongst general practitioners and hospital physicians may lead to increased referrals to neurology, thereby increasing waiting times and inpatient stay. The onus, therefore, should be on improving training and stimulating interest in neurology...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693456/impact-of-large-scale-distribution-and-subsequent-use-of-free-nicotine-patches-on-primary-care-physician-interaction
#19
Vladyslav Kushnir, Beth A Sproule, John A Cunningham
BACKGROUND: Large-scale distribution efforts of free nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) have been documented to be cost-effective interventions for increasing smoking quit rates. However, despite nearly a dozen studies evaluating their effectiveness, none have examined whether free NRT provision promotes further primary care help-seeking and the impact that it may have on cessation efforts. METHODS: In the context of a randomized controlled trial, a secondary analysis was conducted on 1000 adult regular smokers randomized to be mailed a 5-week supply of nicotine patches or to a no intervention control group...
July 11, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690957/point-of-care-ultrasound-for-jugular-venous-pressure-assessment-live-and-online-learning-compared
#20
Steve Socransky, Eddy Lang, Rhonda Bryce, Martin Betz
INTRODUCTION: Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is a novel technique for the assessment of jugular venous pressure. Distance education may allow for efficient dissemination of this technique. We compared online learning to a live course for teaching ultrasonography jugular venous pressure (u-JVP) to determine if these teaching methods yielded different levels of comfort with and use of u-JVP. METHODS: This was an interventional trial of Canadian emergency physicians who had taken a basic POCUS course...
June 8, 2017: Curēus
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