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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048504/th-c-204-00-medical-physics-workshop-an-update-on-the-journal-s-improvement-activities-and-guidance-on-writing-and-reviewing-papers
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Jeffrey Williamson
In this presentation, the Editors will outline our vision for the future of Medical Physics and review recent work-in-progress initiatives to implement this vision. Finally, we will close with guidance to authors on how to write a good Medical Physics paper. A major focus will be the transition to a new publisher in 2017 following a more than 40-year association with American Institute of Physics Publishing (AIPP). Vision for Medical Physics and status of current initiatives: Jeff Williamson, Editor-in-Chief The broad vision of Medical Physics is "to continue the Journal's tradition of publishing the very best science that propels our discipline forward and improves our contribution to patient care...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048316/th-c-204-03-writing-good-scientific-papers-and-responding-to-critiques
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M Goodsitt
In this presentation, the Editors will outline our vision for the future of Medical Physics and review recent work-in-progress initiatives to implement this vision. Finally, we will close with guidance to authors on how to write a good Medical Physics paper. A major focus will be the transition to a new publisher in 2017 following a more than 40-year association with American Institute of Physics Publishing (AIPP). Vision for Medical Physics and status of current initiatives: Jeff Williamson, Editor-in-Chief The broad vision of Medical Physics is "to continue the Journal's tradition of publishing the very best science that propels our discipline forward and improves our contribution to patient care...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046896/th-c-204-01-vision-for-medical-physics-and-status-of-current-initiatives
#3
J Williamson
In this presentation, the Editors will outline our vision for the future of Medical Physics and review recent work-in-progress initiatives to implement this vision. Finally, we will close with guidance to authors on how to write a good Medical Physics paper. A major focus will be the transition to a new publisher in 2017 following a more than 40-year association with American Institute of Physics Publishing (AIPP). Vision for Medical Physics and status of current initiatives: Jeff Williamson, Editor-in-Chief The broad vision of Medical Physics is "to continue the Journal's tradition of publishing the very best science that propels our discipline forward and improves our contribution to patient care...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046238/th-c-204-02-improving-manuscript-quality-via-structured-reviews-enhanced-scientific-category-taxonomy-and-outreach
#4
S Das
In this presentation, the Editors will outline our vision for the future of Medical Physics and review recent work-in-progress initiatives to implement this vision. Finally, we will close with guidance to authors on how to write a good Medical Physics paper. A major focus will be the transition to a new publisher in 2017 following a more than 40-year association with American Institute of Physics Publishing (AIPP). Vision for Medical Physics and status of current initiatives: Jeff Williamson, Editor-in-Chief The broad vision of Medical Physics is "to continue the Journal's tradition of publishing the very best science that propels our discipline forward and improves our contribution to patient care...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025919/amcp-partnership-forum-enabling-the-exchange-of-clinical-and-economic-information-pre-fda-approval
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(no author information available yet)
Current federal laws and FDA regulations have significantly restricted the sharing of clinical and health economic information on biopharmaceuticals that have yet to receive FDA approval. Over the past several years, organizations that make health care coverage decisions, including those that set copayments, premiums, and formulary placement, have expressed a need for receiving this information before approval, as long as appropriate safeguards exist to prevent this information from reaching unintended entities...
January 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011046/promoting-the-appropriate-use-of-advanced-radiation-technologies-in-oncology-summary-of-a-national-cancer-policy-forum-workshop
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Grace L Smith, Patricia A Ganz, Justin E Bekelman, Steven J Chmura, James J Dignam, Jason A Efstathiou, Reshma Jagsi, Peter A Johnstone, Michael L Steinberg, Stephen B Williams, James B Yu, Anthony L Zietman, Ralph R Weichselbaum, Ya-Chen Tina Shih
PURPOSE: Leaders in the oncology community are sounding a clarion call to promote "value" in cancer care decisions. Value in cancer care considers the clinical effectiveness, along with the costs, when selecting a treatment. To discuss possible solutions to the current obstacles to achieving value in the use of advanced technologies in oncology, the National Cancer Policy Forum of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine held a workshop, "Appropriate Use of Advanced Technologies for Radiation Therapy and Surgery in Oncology" in July 2015...
March 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918902/development-of-an-intensive-care-unit-resource-assessment-survey-for-the-care-of-critically-ill-patients-in-resource-limited-settings
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Aleksandra Leligdowicz, Satish Bhagwanjee, Janet V Diaz, Wei Xiong, John C Marshall, Robert A Fowler, Neill Kj Adhikari
PURPOSE: Capacity to provide critical care in resource-limited settings is poorly understood because of lack of data about resources available to manage critically ill patients. Our objective was to develop a survey to address this issue. METHODS: We developed and piloted a cross-sectional self-administered survey in 9 resource-limited countries. The survey consisted of 8 domains; specific items within domains were modified from previously developed survey tools...
April 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27689708/who-says-there-is-no-i-in-team-achieving-individual-success-in-collaborative-clinical-research-in-critical-care
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Raquel R Bartz, Dashiell Gantner, Anthony C Gordon, Aleksandra Leligdowicz, James J McNamee, Srinivas Murthy, Alistair Nichol, Steve Webb
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 1, 2016: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27133723/a-learning-behavioral-health-care-system-opportunities-to-enhance-research
#9
Bradley D Stein, Alyce S Adams, David A Chambers
Sweeping changes in health care financing combined with the increased use of technology across health care systems are making it possible to address long-standing challenges to the behavioral health services delivery system. This Open Forum outlines opportunities and challenges facing health services researchers in this rapidly changing landscape. Inspired by a 2012 report by the Institute of Medicine, the authors discuss innovative research endeavors, promising study designs, and challenges involved in integrating high-impact behavioral health services research within a learning behavioral health care framework...
September 1, 2016: Psychiatric Services: a Journal of the American Psychiatric Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27044953/understanding-an-informed-public-s-views-on-the-role-of-evidence-in-making-health-care-decisions
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Kristin L Carman, Maureen Maurer, Rikki Mangrum, Manshu Yang, Marjorie Ginsburg, Shoshanna Sofaer, Marthe R Gold, Ela Pathak-Sen, Dierdre Gilmore, Jennifer Richmond, Joanna Siegel
Policy makers and practitioners increasingly believe that medical evidence plays a critical role in improving care and health outcomes and lowering costs. However, public understanding of the role of evidence-based care may be different. Public deliberation is a process that convenes diverse citizens and has them learn about and consider ethical or values-based dilemmas and weigh alternative views. The Community Forum Deliberative Methods Demonstration project, sponsored by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, obtained informed public views on the role of evidence in health care decisions through seventy-six deliberative groups involving 907 people overall, in the period August-November 2012...
April 2016: Health Affairs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26986015/proceedings-of-the-5th-kuwait-international-pharmacy-conference-february-1-3-2015
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Oludotun Adebayo Phillips, Monerah Al-Soraj
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2016: Medical Principles and Practice: International Journal of the Kuwait University, Health Science Centre
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26679439/meet-the-editorial-board
#12
(no author information available yet)
The following thought leaders, educators, and researchers comprise the Editorial Board of the Oncology Nursing Forum (ONF) for 2016. Each brings a unique skill set based on years of oncology experience to the work of the journal. The associate editors support the mission of ONF: to convey research information related to practice, technology, education, and leadership; to disseminate oncology nursing research and evidence-based practice to enhance transdisciplinary high-quality cancer care; and to stimulate discussion of critical issues relevant to oncology nursing...
January 1, 2016: Oncology Nursing Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26541391/acquisition-analysis-and-sharing-of-data-in-2015-and-beyond-a-survey-of-the-landscape-a-conference-report-from-the-american-heart-association-data-summit-2015
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Elliott M Antman, Emelia J Benjamin, Robert A Harrington, Steven R Houser, Eric D Peterson, Mary Ann Bauman, Nancy Brown, Vincent Bufalino, Robert M Califf, Mark A Creager, Alan Daugherty, David L Demets, Bernard P Dennis, Shahram Ebadollahi, Mariell Jessup, Michael S Lauer, Bernard Lo, Calum A MacRae, Michael V McConnell, Alexa T McCray, Michelle M Mello, Eric Mueller, Jane W Newburger, Sally Okun, Milton Packer, Anthony Philippakis, Peipei Ping, Prad Prasoon, Véronique L Roger, Steve Singer, Robert Temple, Melanie B Turner, Kevin Vigilante, John Warner, Patrick Wayte
BACKGROUND: A 1.5-day interactive forum was convened to discuss critical issues in the acquisition, analysis, and sharing of data in the field of cardiovascular and stroke science. The discussion will serve as the foundation for the American Heart Association's (AHA's) near-term and future strategies in the Big Data area. The concepts evolving from this forum may also inform other fields of medicine and science. METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 47 participants representing stakeholders from 7 domains (patients, basic scientists, clinical investigators, population researchers, clinicians and healthcare system administrators, industry, and regulatory authorities) participated in the conference...
November 2015: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26466752/the-quality-of-european-dermatological-guidelines-critical-appraisal-of-the-quality-of-edf-guidelines-using-the-agree-ii-instrument
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REVIEW
R N Werner, B Marinović, S Rosumeck, R Strohal, N S Haering, T Weberschock, A C Dreher, A Nast
Clinical practice guidelines are systematically developed tools to assist clinicians and health policy makers in decision making for clearly defined clinical situations. In the light of the demand for evidence-based medicine and quality in health care and the increasing methodological requirements concerning guidelines development, it is important to evaluate existing practice guidelines to systematically identify strengths and weaknesses. Currently, the most accepted tool for the methodological evaluation of guidelines is the Appraisal of Guidelines for Research & Evaluation (AGREE) Instrument...
March 2016: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26435701/role-of-genomics-in-eliminating-health-disparities
#15
REVIEW
Meghana V Kashyap, Michael Nolan, Marc Sprouse, Ranajit Chakraborty, Deanna Cross, Rhonda Roby, Jamboor K Vishwanatha
The Texas Center for Health Disparities, a National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities Center of Excellence, presents an annual conference to discuss prevention, awareness education, and ongoing research about health disparities both in Texas and among the national population. The 2014 Annual Texas Conference on Health Disparities brought together experts in research, patient care, and community outreach on the "Role of Genomics in Eliminating Health Disparities." Rapid advances in genomics and pharmacogenomics are leading the field of medicine to use genetics and genetic risk to build personalized or individualized medicine strategies...
2015: Journal of Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26296549/standards-of-evidence-for-behavioral-counseling-recommendations
#16
Robert J McNellis, Marcia G Ory, Jennifer S Lin, Elizabeth A O'Connor
Behavioral counseling interventions to promote healthy behaviors can significantly reduce leading causes of disease and death. Recommendations for delivery of these interventions in primary care have been and continue to be an important part of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force's portfolio of clinical preventive services recommendations. However, primary and secondary research on the effectiveness of behavioral counseling interventions can be more complex than recommendations for screening or use of preventive medications...
September 2015: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26296548/evaluating-feasible-and-referable-behavioral-counseling-interventions
#17
Alex H Krist, Linda J Baumann, Jodi Summers Holtrop, Melanie R Wasserman, Kurt C Stange, Meghan Woo
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPTF) recognizes that behaviors have a major impact on health and well-being. Currently, the USPSTF has 11 behavioral counseling intervention (BCI) recommendations. These BCIs can be delivered in a primary care setting or patients can be referred to other clinical or community programs. Unfortunately, many recommended BCIs are infrequently and ineffectually delivered, suggesting that more evidence is needed to understand which BCIs are feasible and referable. In response, the USPSTF convened an expert forum in 2013 to inform the evaluation of BCI feasibility...
September 2015: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26263299/progress-on-core-outcome-sets-for-critical-care-research
#18
REVIEW
Bronagh Blackwood, John Marshall, Louise Rose
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Appropriate selection and definition of outcome measures are essential for clinical trials to be maximally informative. Core outcome sets (an agreed, standardized collection of outcomes measured and reported in all trials for a specific clinical area) were developed due to established inconsistencies in trial outcome selection. This review discusses the rationale for, and methods of, core outcome set development, as well as current initiatives in critical care. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent systematic reviews of reported outcomes and measurement instruments relevant to the critically ill highlight inconsistencies in outcome selection, definition, and measurement, thus establishing the need for core outcome sets...
October 2015: Current Opinion in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26257075/diagnosis-and-treatment-of-merkel-cell-carcinoma-european-consensus-based-interdisciplinary-guideline
#19
REVIEW
Celeste Lebbe, Jürgen C Becker, Jean-Jacques Grob, Josep Malvehy, Veronique Del Marmol, Hubert Pehamberger, Ketty Peris, Philippe Saiag, Mark R Middleton, Lars Bastholt, Alessandro Testori, Alexander Stratigos, Claus Garbe
Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is a rare tumour of the skin of neuro-endocrine origin probably developing from neuronal mechanoreceptors. A collaborative group of multidisciplinary experts form the European Dermatology Forum (EDF), The European Association of Dermato-Oncology (EADO) and the European Organization of Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) was formed to make recommendations on MCC diagnosis and management, based on a critical review of the literature, existing guidelines and expert's experience...
November 2015: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26231023/guiding-development-of-pilot-projects-to-drive-quality-improvement
#20
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The Mental Health Quality Forum, a 2-meeting multidisciplinary panel of 13 participants, was held in March and June 2013 to identify problems and opportunities in the management of serious mental illness. In the second meeting, participants reconvened to review issues identified at the first meeting, agree to principles that will guide solution development, and create a blueprint for pilots across 3 critical areas. They worked in 3 "ecosystem" groups to simulate the tension between real-world stakeholders in serious mental illness care...
July 2015: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
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