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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535550/high-voltage-pulsed-radiofrequency-for-the-treatment-of-refractory-neuralgia-of-the-infraorbital-nerve-a-prospective-double-blinded-randomized-controlled-study
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Fang Luo, Tao Wang, Ying Shen, Lan Meng, Jingjing Lu, Nan Ji
BACKGROUND: A recent study showed that 50% of patients who suffered from refractory neuralgia of the infraorbital nerve obtained satisfactory efficacy after pulsed radiofrequency (PRF) treatment. A pilot study showed that increasing the output voltage of PRF significantly improved the efficacy for trigeminal neuralgia; however, whether increasing the output voltage of PRF can improve the treatment outcomes for neuralgia of the infraorbital nerve is unknown. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of high voltage PRF treatment in comparison with standard voltage PRF for neuralgia of the infraorbital nerve...
May 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530338/-bibliotherapy-as-a-clinical-tool-and-its-applications-in-diagnosis-treatment-and-teaching-medicine
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Iris Shoshani Helvitz
Bibliotherapy, the practice of healing through stories, is described throughout this article. Case reports show how stories can be used as both a diagnostic tool and a treatment option. Family physicians use bibliotherapy in an all-inclusive manner to heal, consolidate and deepen patient-doctor relationships, help heal the healers and teach medicine. Stories are clinical tools that connect the patients' world with that of their doctors. Stories are a simple tool that don't require great skill and can enhance any patient or physician's experience...
December 2016: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527640/influences-on-patient-satisfaction-among-patients-who-use-emergency-departments-frequently-for-pain-related-complaints
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Patricia Newcomb, Marian Wilson, Ralph Baine, Terence McCarthy, Nicholas Penny, Caroline Nixon, Justin Orren
INTRODUCTION: The primary purpose of this study was to assess relationships between opioid prescribing practices, patient and ED attributes, and patient satisfaction ratings of nursing and physician care among patients with high utilization of the emergency department for pain relief. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was conducted to examine 305 individual patient satisfaction surveys from users with high ED utilization for pain complaints. Responses were compared with an age-matched control group (n = 305) of nonfrequent ED users...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Emergency Nursing: JEN: Official Publication of the Emergency Department Nurses Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525490/surgeon-procedure-volume-and-complication-rates-in-anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-fusions-analysis-of-a-national-longitudinal-database
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Tyler Cole, Anand Veeravagu, Michael Zhang, John K Ratliff
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study using the MarketScan longitudinal database (2006-2010). OBJECTIVE: Compare complication rates between groups of patients undergoing anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) procedures performed by surgeons with high versus low mean annual ACDF volume. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Over the past decade the volume of ACDFs performed has increased, concurrent with greater appreciation of potential for associated complications...
June 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523477/the-impact-of-e-visits-on-patient-access-to-primary-care
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Xiang Zhong, Peter Hoonakker, Philip A Bain, Albert J Musa, Jingshan Li
To improve patient access to primary care, many healthcare organizations have introduced electronic visits (e-visits) to provide patient-physician communication through secure messages. However, it remains unclear how e-visit affects physicians' operations on a daily basis and whether it would increase physicians' panel size. In this study, we consider a primary care physician who has a steady patient panel and manages patients' office and e-visits, as well as other indirect care tasks. We use queueing-based performance outcomes to evaluate the performance of care delivery...
May 18, 2017: Health Care Management Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521826/practitioners-perspectives-on-evaluating-treatment-outcomes-in-traditional-chinese-medicine
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Yan-Hong Zhang, Jing Lv, Wei Gao, Jun Li, Ji-Qian Fang, Li-Yun He, Bao-Yan Liu
BACKGROUND: There are no generally accepted standards for evaluation of treatment outcomes in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). Pattern differentiation and individual treatments are recognized as the most distinguishing features of TCM. Therefore, how practitioners determine curative effects is an issue worthy of research, though little has been done in this area up to this point. This study examines perceptions of the effectiveness of TCM treatments and the means of evaluating clinical outcomes from the practitioners' perspective...
May 18, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521822/central-nervous-system-manganese-induced-lesions-and-clinical-consequences-in-patients-with-hereditary-hemorrhagic-telangiectasia
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M M Serra, C H Besada, A Cabana Cal, A Saenz, C V Stefani, D Bauso, A B Golimstok, J C Bandi, D H Giunta, C M Elizondo
BACKGROUND: Around 47-74% of patients with hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT) have hepatic vascular malformations (HVMs); magnetic resonance images (MRI) of the central nervous system (CNS) might show in T1 sequences a hyper-intensity signal in different areas, mainly in the basal ganglia (BG) as consequence of manganese (Mn) deposits as observed in cirrhotic patients. These patients might suffer from different neuropsychiatric disorders (hepatic encephalopathy). In HHT patients, even in the presence of hepatic shunts, hepatocellular function is usually preserved...
May 18, 2017: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515986/use-of-and-intentions-to-use-dermoscopy-among-physicians-in-the-united-states
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Jeffrey B Morris, Sara V Alfonso, Nilda Hernandez, M Isabel Fernández
BACKGROUND: Dermatologists routinely use dermoscopy to improve diagnostic accuracy of skin cancers. Much less is known about its use among other physicians who routinely examine the skin, such as family physicians, internists and plastic surgeons. OBJECTIVES: To document the use of dermoscopy in a sample of US physicians and to examine physician and practice characteristics associated with ever having used a dermascope and having some intentions to incorporate dermoscopy into clinical practice during the next 12 months...
April 2017: Dermatology Practical & Conceptual
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513515/relationship-between-knowledge-and-quality-of-asthma-care-among-physicians-in-south-west-nigeria
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B Adeniyi, O Ilesanmi, D Obaseki, O Desalu, B Betiku, G Erhabor
INTRODUCTION: Adequate knowledge of asthma management and adherence to international guidelines are known to increase the quality of care offered by Physicians. We conducted this study to assess the level of asthma knowledge and quality of care among physicians practicing in Ondo State. METHODS: We conducted a cross sectional survey of 96 physicians from various specialties participating in a continuous professional development (CPD) lecture using adapted questionnaires...
May 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507432/the-effects-of-patient-and-physician-characteristics-on-early-outpatient-satisfaction-with-substance-dependence-care-results-of-the-subusqol-study
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Stéphanie Bourion-Bédès, Raymund Schwan, Paolo Di Patrizio, Guillaume Vlamynck, Sarah Viennet, Maxime Schvartz, Anne Gaunard, Alex Bédès, Isabelle Clerc-Urmès, Cédric Baumann
BACKGROUND: Although patient perceptions of health care have increasingly been explored in the literature, little is known about care satisfaction among individuals with substance dependence. This exploratory study assessed the relationships between patient and physician characteristics and early outpatient satisfaction with care for alcohol and opioid dependence. METHODS: Satisfaction was assessed using a multidimensional, self-administered and validated questionnaire during the early care process among a prospective outpatient cohort...
2017: Patient Preference and Adherence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502910/balancing-volume-and-duration-of-information-consumption-by-physicians-the-case-of-health-information-exchange-in-critical-care
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Liran Politi, Shlomi Codish, Iftach Sagy, Lior Fink
BACKGROUND: The realization of the potential benefits of health information exchange systems (HIEs) for emergency departments (EDs) depends on the way these systems are actually used. The attributes of volume of information and duration of information processing are important for the study of HIE use patterns in the ED, as cognitive load and time constraints may result in a trade-off between these attributes. Experts and non-experts often use different problem-solving strategies, which may be consequential for their system use patterns...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501992/personalized-medicine-ethical-aspects
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G Terry Sharrer
In our time of genome-based personalized medicine, clinical research and clinical medicine are accelerating at a quick pace. Faster and cheaper DNA sequencing and protein profiling, microfluidic devices for capturing blood biomarkers, nanoparticles for precise drug delivery and enhanced imaging, rapid computational analysis of massive data inputs, and other technological wonders coalesce to create a kind of Moore's Law for medicine. Needs are obvious, knowledge grows, capital becomes available, but these factors are not entirely sufficient to make health more achievable...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501233/pediatric-integrative-medicine
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David K Becker
The practice of pediatrics from an integrative framework is based on physician-patient relationship, informed by evidence, and approaches the health of children and their families from a broad perspective. This article reviews the basic principles of integrative pediatrics and summarizes data and integrative approaches to common pediatric conditions seen in the primary care setting.
June 2017: Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498292/the-effects-of-conflicts-of-interest-on-practice-patterns-and-complication-rates-in-spine-surgery
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Ralph W Cook, Joseph A Weiner, Michael S Schallmo, Danielle S Chun, Kathryn A Barth, Sameer K Singh, Wellington K Hsu
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. OBJECTIVE: We sought to determine whether financial relationships with industry had any impact on operative and/or complication rates of spine surgeons performing fusion surgeries. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Recent actions from Congress and the Institute of Medicine have highlighted the importance of conflicts of interest among physicians. Orthopaedic surgeons and neurosurgeons have been identified as receiving the highest amount of industry payments among all specialties...
May 11, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496493/relationship-between-the-provision-of-injection-services-in-ambulatory-physician-offices-and-prescribing-injectable-medicines
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Naeimeh Yousefi, Arash Rashidian, Fatemeh Soleymani, Abbas Kebriaeezade
Overuse of injections is a common problem in many low-income and middle income countries. While cultural factors and attitudes of both physicians and patients are important factors, physicians› financial intensives may play an important role in overprescribing of injections. This study was designed to assess the effects of providing injection- services in physicians› ambulatory offices on prescribing injectable medicines. This cross-sectional study was conducted in Tehran in 2012 -2013and included a random sample of general physicians, pediatricians and infectious disease specialists...
2017: Iranian Journal of Pharmaceutical Research: IJPR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495422/reduced-frequency-of-severe-hypoglycemia-at-mild-ambient-temperatures-between-10-and-20-%C3%A2-c-a-population-based-study-under-marine-west-coast-climate-conditions
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Mario Hensel, Markus Stuhr, Daniel Geppert, Jan Felix Kersten, Jürgen Lorenz, Thoralf Kerner
AIMS: To determine the association between ambient temperature and severe hypoglycemia. METHODS: This was a prospective observational study performed in a prehospital setting. Data from the Emergency Medical Service in Hamburg (Germany) and data from the local weather station were evaluated over a 5-year period. Lowess-regression analysis was conducted to assess the relationship between ambient temperature and frequency of severe hypoglycemia. Additionally, three temperature-ranges were defined in order to compare them with each other with regard to frequency of severe hypoglycemia (<10°C vs...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Diabetes and its Complications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495348/development-of-a-tripolar-model-of-technology-acceptance-hospital-based-physicians-perspective-on-ehr
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Mher Beglaryan, Varduhi Petrosyan, Edward Bunker
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: In health care, information technologies (IT) hold a promise to harness an ever-increasing flow of health related information and bring significant benefits including improved quality of care, efficiency, and cost containment. One of the main tools for collecting and utilizing health data is the Electronic Health Record (EHR). EHRs implementation can face numerous barriers to acceptance including attitudes and perceptions of potential users, required effort attributed to their implementation and usage, and resistance to change...
June 2017: International Journal of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492412/patients-in-prehospital-transport-to-the-emergency-department-a-cohort-study-of-risk-factors-for-7-day-mortality
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Camilla L Noergaard Bech, Mikkel Brabrand, Søren Mikkelsen, Annmarie Lassen
BACKGROUND: Ambulance transfer is the first contact with the healthcare system for many patients in emergency conditions.We aimed to identify prognostic risk factors accessible in the prehospital phase that indicate an increased risk of 7-day mortality. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We included patients aged 18 years or older, transferred by ambulance to the emergency department at Odense University Hospital, from 1 April 2012 to 30 September 2014. We carried out multivariate logistic regressions, adjusted for age and sex, to describe the relationship between vital sign values recorded in the prehospital setting and 7-day mortality...
May 10, 2017: European Journal of Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492385/the-prognostic-value-of-central-venous-to-arterial-co2-difference-arterial-central-venous-o2-difference-ratio-in-septic-shock-patients-with-central-venous-o2-saturation-%C3%A2-80
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Huaiwu He, Yun Long, Dawei Liu, Xiaoting Wang, Bo Tang
BACKGROUND: It is a great challenge for physician to assess the relationship between O2 delivery and O2 consumption in septic shock patients with high ScvO2. Recently, the venous-to-arterial CO2 difference/arterial-central venous O2 difference ratio (P(v-a)CO2/C(a-v)O2) has shown potential for reflecting anaerobic metabolism. Therefore, we evaluated the value of using the P(v-a)CO2/C(a-v)O2 ratio to predict mortality and assess anaerobic metabolism in septic shock patients with high ScvO2 (≥ 80%)...
May 10, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492011/the-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly-of-medication-coverage-is-altering-a-diagnosis-to-ensure-medication-coverage-ethical
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Gillian Weston, Marti J Rothe, Barry D Kels, Jane M Grant-Kels
Recently, a patient presented to the dermatology clinic suffering from disabling, recurrent palmoplantar vesicles and pustules. Biopsy demonstrated nondiagnostic histologic findings without unequivocal evidence for psoriasis. The localized rash was recalcitrant to a host of standard therapies. An anti-tumor necrosis factor biologic was considered, and experience suggested that this expensive medication would only be approved for coverage if a diagnosis was submitted for a Food and Drug Administration-approved indication as psoriasis...
June 2016: International Journal of Women's Dermatology
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