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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346193/perceptions-of-infection-risk-with-immunomodulatory-medications
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Rebecca Sharim, Preethi Thomas, Leny Mathew, Michael George, Misha Rosenbach
OBJECTIVES: Physicians of many specialties encounter patients treated with immunomodulatory medications and must weigh the risk of infection when making medical decisions. We explored how physician perceptions of the infection risk of immunomodulatory medications differ by specialty and level of experience. METHODS: A survey was distributed to physicians from the internal medicine, family medicine, emergency medicine, rheumatology, dermatology, and infectious disease departments at 1 tertiary care institution...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343262/what-motivates-medical-students-to-select-medical-studies-a-systematic-literature-review
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Sonu Goel, Federica Angeli, Nonita Dhirar, Neetu Singla, Dirk Ruwaard
BACKGROUND: There is a significant shortage of health workers across and within countries. It is of utmost importance to determine the factors that motivate students to opt for medical studies. The objective of this study is to group and review all the studies that investigated the motivational factors that underpin students' selection of medical study in recent years. METHODS: The literature search was carried out by two researchers independently in PubMed, Google Scholar, Wiley and IndMED databases for articles published from year 2006 till 2016...
January 17, 2018: BMC Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340856/core-point-of-care-ultrasound-curriculum-what-does-every-anesthesiologist-need-to-know
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Massimiliano Meineri, Gregory L Bryson, Ramiro Arellano, Nikolaos Skubas
Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is becoming an integral part of anesthesia practice throughout the world. Despite the growing interest in POCUS among trainees and faculty, POCUS training is variable among universities across Canada. This suggests a need for curriculum development and standardization. International guidelines for Emergency Medicine and Critical Care have common frameworks and may be used as a reference to model anesthesia-specific curricula. The Royal College of Anaesthetists of the United Kingdom currently offers the only nationally approved POCUS curriculum for anesthesia and critical care trainees...
January 16, 2018: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330835/international-guidelines-for-groin-hernia-management
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INTRODUCTION: Worldwide, more than 20 million patients undergo groin hernia repair annually. The many different approaches, treatment indications and a significant array of techniques for groin hernia repair warrant guidelines to standardize care, minimize complications, and improve results. The main goal of these guidelines is to improve patient outcomes, specifically to decrease recurrence rates and reduce chronic pain, the most frequent problems following groin hernia repair. They have been endorsed by all five continental hernia societies, the International Endo Hernia Society and the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery...
January 12, 2018: Hernia: the Journal of Hernias and Abdominal Wall Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324936/the-impact-of-lung-perfusion-scintigraphy-in-the-emergency-management-of-patients-with-suspected-pulmonary-embolism
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Cristina Ferrari, Alessandra Cimino, Giacomo Bianco, Francesca Iuele, Alessandra Di Palo, Margherita Fanelli, Artor Niccoli-Asabella, Giuseppe Rubini
OBJECTIVE: Pulmonary Embolism (PE) is an emergency condition that requires immediate treatment. As the symptoms and the risk factors are nonspecific, PE differential diagnosis is often required. Even if angio-CT is considered the gold standard for PE diagnosis, the frequent allergic condition and/or chronic renal failure of patients make, in most cases, not possible the use of contrast enhancement in emergency with even more increasing use of Lung Perfusion Scintigraphy (LPS), as a simple and fast examination with no preparation/contraindication...
September 2017: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322704/evaluation-of-cerebral-venous-thrombosis-by-ct-mri-and-mr-venography
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Pratibha Issar, Sirasapalli Chinna, Sanjeev Kumar Issar
Objective: To study and compare cerebral parenchymal changes and sinuses involvement in CT with MRI and MRV in Cerebral Venous Thrombosis patients. Method: This study was carried out in the Department of Radiodiagnosis, JLN Hospital and Research Center, Bhilai, Chhattisgarh from October 2012 to Nov 2014 and includes fifty patients of all age groups presenting with clinical symptoms of CVT, admitted in Neurology, Neurosurgery, Medicine, Pediatric, obstetric and Gynecology wards...
November 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306971/trauma-care-in-german-speaking-countries-have-changes-in-the-curricula-led-to-changes-in-practice-after-10%C3%A2-years
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Sarah Kuhn-Régnier, Michael Stickel, Björn-Christian Link, Henning Fischer, Reto Babst, Frank J P Beeres
PURPOSE: Traditionally, in the German-speaking countries, trauma patients are treated by general surgeons specialized in trauma surgery known as the Unfallchirurg. Over the last decade, a trend towards a lower influence of surgeons and a higher influence of subspecialties in the emergency department has been noted. With additional transformations in the health care system towards highly specialized medicine and the arising of new (sub-) specialties, diversification in the management of the trauma patient appears to occur...
January 6, 2018: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306883/clinical-decisions-presented-to-patients-in-hospital-encounters-a-cross-sectional-study-using-a-novel-taxonomy
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Eirik Hugaas Ofstad, Jan C Frich, Edvin Schei, Richard M Frankel, Jūratė Šaltytė Benth, Pål Gulbrandsen
OBJECTIVE: To identify and classify all clinical decisions that emerged in a sample of patient-physician encounters and compare different categories of decisions across clinical settings and personal characteristics. DESIGN: Cross-sectional descriptive evaluation of hospital encounters videotaped in 2007-2008 using a novel taxonomy to identify and classify clinically relevant decisions (both actions and judgements). PARTICIPANTS AND SETTING: 372 patients and 58 physicians from 17 clinical specialties in ward round (WR), emergency room (ER) and outpatient (OP) encounters in a Norwegian university hospital...
January 5, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29291172/the-american-college-of-academic-international-medicine-2017-consensus-statement-on-international-medical-programs-establishing-a-system-of-objective-valuation-and-quantitative-metrics-to-facilitate-the-recognition-and-incorporation-of-academic-international
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Gregory L Peck, Manish Garg, Bonnie Arquilla, Vicente H Gracias, Harry L Anderson Iii, Andrew C Miller, Bhakti Hansoti, Paula Ferrada, Michael S Firstenberg, Sagar C Galwankar, Ramon E Gist, Donald Jeanmonod, Rebecca Jeanmonod, Elizabeth Krebs, Marian P McDonald, Benedict Nwomeh, James P Orlando, Lorenzo Paladino, Thomas J Papadimos, Robert L Ricca, Joseph V Sakran, Richard P Sharpe, Mamta Swaroop, Stanislaw P Stawicki
The growth of academic international medicine (AIM) as a distinct field of expertise resulted in increasing participation by individual and institutional actors from both high-income and low-and-middle-income countries. This trend resulted in the gradual evolution of international medical programs (IMPs). With the growing number of students, residents, and educators who gravitate toward nontraditional forms of academic contribution, the need arose for a system of formalized metrics and quantitative assessment of AIM- and IMP-related efforts...
October 2017: International Journal of Critical Illness and Injury Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282151/the-changing-face-of-clinical-trials-in-the-personalized-medicine-and-immuno-oncology-era-report-from-the-international-congress-on-clinical-trials-in-oncology-hemato-oncology-icto-2017
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Talia Golan, Michele Milella, Aliza Ackerstein, Ranaan Berger
In the past decade, the oncology community has witnessed major advances in the understanding of cancer biology and major breakthroughs in several different therapeutic areas, from solid tumors to hematological malignancies; moreover, the advent of effective immunotherapy approaches, such as immune-checkpoint blockade, is revolutionizing treatment algorithms in almost all oncology disease areas. As knowledge evolves and new weapons emerge in the "war against cancer", clinical and translational research need to adapt to a rapidly changing environment to effectively translate novel concepts into sustainable and accessible therapeutic options for cancer patients...
December 28, 2017: Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research: CR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277845/subacute-right-ventricular-perforation-by-pacemaker-lead-causing-left-sided-hemothorax-and-epicardial-hematoma
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Abdelrahman Ahmed, Mohamed Shokr, Randy Lieberman
We report a case of right ventricular wall perforation by a pacemaker lead in a 78-year-old female 18 days after a permanent pacemaker insertion. This injury necessitated explant of the perforating lead and implantation of a new one with surgical backup. We review the literature and discuss the possible risk and protective factors including lead models that were associated with higher incidence of perforation. We review the traditional pacing parameters and their lack of reliability to diagnose perforation and the need for low threshold to utilize imaging in appropriate clinical scenarios...
2017: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277390/guiding-the-non-bariatric-surgeon-through-complications-of-bariatric-surgery
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N Contival, B Menahem, T Gautier, Y Le Roux, A Alves
Complications in bariatric surgery are varied; they are severe at times but infrequent. They may be surgical or non-surgical, and may occur early or late. The goal of this systematic review is to inform and help the attending physician, the emergency physician and the non-bariatric surgeon who may be called upon to manage surgical complications that arise after adjustable gastric band (AGB), sleeve gastrectomy (SG), or gastric bypass (GBP). Data from evidence-based medicine were extracted from the literature by a review of the Medline database and also of the most recent recommendations of the learned societies implicated...
December 22, 2017: Journal of Visceral Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275529/bilateral-multiple-exudative-retinal-detachments-and-macular-edema-in-a-patient-diagnosed-with-synthetic-cannabinoid-bonzai-intoxication
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Ahmet Kırgız, Havva Kaldırım
PURPOSE: To report the first case of a patient with bilateral multiple exudative retinal detachments and macular edema after smoking Bonzai. METHODS: A 17-year-old girl presented with a complaint of a sudden onset of reduced vision in both eyes. She was admitted to the emergency service 3 days ago with the symptoms of hallucination and convulsion and diagnosed with synthetic cannabinoid intoxication. RESULTS: After consultation with an internal medicine specialist, intravenous fluid treatment was initiated...
December 23, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273028/implementation-of-a-novel-population-panel-management-curriculum-among-interprofessional-health-care-trainees
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Catherine P Kaminetzky, Lauren A Beste, Anne P Poppe, Daniel B Doan, Howard K Mun, Nancy Fugate Woods, Joyce E Wipf
BACKGROUND: Gaps in chronic disease management have led to calls for novel methods of interprofessional, team-based care. Population panel management (PPM), the process of continuous quality improvement across groups of patients, is rarely included in health professions training for physicians, nurses, or pharmacists. The feasibility and acceptance of such training across different healthcare professions is unknown. We developed and implemented a novel, interprofessional PPM curriculum targeted to diverse health professions trainees...
December 22, 2017: BMC Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248393/primary-care-physicians-decision-making-regarding-initial-oncology-referral-for-adolescents-and-young-adults-with-cancer
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Lynne M Gordon, Rebecca H Johnson, Margaret A Au, Shelby L Langer, Karen H Albritton
PURPOSE: The objectives of this study were to determine whether pediatricians are more likely than other primary care physicians (PCPs) to refer newly diagnosed adolescent and young adult patients with cancer to pediatric oncological specialists, and to assess the physician and patient characteristics that affect patterns of referral. METHODS: A cross-sectional vignette survey was mailed to PCPs to examine hypothetical referral decisions as a function of physician characteristics and patient characteristics, including diagnosis, age, gender, race/ethnicity, family support, transportation, insurance, and patient preference for site of care...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Adolescent Health: Official Publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244943/electrical-programming-of-soft-matter-using-temporally-varying-electrical-inputs-to-spatially-control-self-assembly
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Kun Yan, Yi Liu, Jitao Zhang, Santiago O Correa, Wu Shang, Cheng-Chieh Tsai, William E Bentley, Jana Shen, Giuliano Scarcelli, Christopher B Raub, Xiao-Wen Shi, Gregory F Payne
The growing importance of hydrogels in translational medicine has stimulated the development of top-down fabrication methods, yet often these methods lack the capabilities to generate the complex matrix architectures observed in biology. Here we show that temporally varying electrical signals can cue a self-assembling polysaccharide to controllably form a hydrogel with complex internal patterns. Evidence from theory and experiment indicate that internal structure emerges through a subtle interplay between: the electrical current which triggers self-assembly; and the electrical potential (or electric field) which recruits and appears to orient the polysaccharide chains at the growing gel front...
December 15, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240463/assessing-the-validity-of-a-multidisciplinary-mini-clinical-evaluation-exercise
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Susan Humphrey-Murto, Mylène Côté, Debra Pugh, Timothy J Wood
Construct: The purpose of this study was to provide validity evidence for the mini-clinical evaluation exercise (mini-CEX) as an assessment tool for clinical skills in the workplace. BACKGROUND: Previous research has demonstrated validity evidence for the mini-CEX, but most studies were carried out in internal medicine or single disciplines, therefore limiting generalizability of the findings. If the mini-CEX is to be used in multidisciplinary contexts, then validity evidence should be gathered in similar settings...
December 14, 2017: Teaching and Learning in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237706/patient-characteristics-resource-use-and-outcomes-associated-with-general-internal-medicine-hospital-care-the-general-medicine-inpatient-initiative-gemini-retrospective-cohort-study
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Amol A Verma, Yishan Guo, Janice L Kwan, Lauren Lapointe-Shaw, Shail Rawal, Terence Tang, Adina Weinerman, Peter Cram, Irfan A Dhalla, Stephen W Hwang, Andreas Laupacis, Muhammad M Mamdani, Steven Shadowitz, Ross Upshur, Robert J Reid, Fahad Razak
BACKGROUND: The precise scope of hospital care delivered under general internal medicine services remains poorly quantified. The purpose of this study was to describe the demographic characteristics, medical conditions, health outcomes and resource use of patients admitted to general internal medicine at 7 hospital sites in the Greater Toronto Area. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study involving all patients who were admitted to or discharged from general internal medicine at the study sites between Apr...
December 11, 2017: CMAJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237654/investigating-the-effect-of-sociodemographic-factors-on-30-day-hospital-readmission-among-medical-patients-in-toronto-canada-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Robert W Smith, Kerry Kuluski, Andrew P Costa, Samir K Sinha, Richard H Glazier, Alan Forster, Lianne Jeffs
OBJECTIVE: To examine the influence of patient-level sociodemographic factors on the incidence of hospital readmission within 30 days among medical patients in a large Canadian metropolitan city. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: Patients admitted to the General Internal Medicine service of an urban teaching hospital in Toronto, Canada participated in a survey of sociodemographic information. Patients were not surveyed if deemed medically unstable, receiving care in medical/surgical step-down beds or were isolated for infection control...
December 12, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232052/the-us-food-and-drug-administration-s-tentative-approval-process-and-the-global-fight-against-hiv
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Harinder Singh Chahal, Jeffrey S Murray, Martin Shimer, Peter Capella, Ryan Presto, Mary Lou Valdez, Peter G Lurie
INTRODUCTION: In 2004, the US government began to utilize the Food and Drug Administration's (USFDA) tentative approval process (tFDA) as a basis to determine which HIV drugs are appropriate to be purchased and used in resource-constrained settings. This process permits products that are not approved for marketing in the US, including medicines with active patents or marketing restrictions in the US, to be purchased and distributed in resource-constrained settings. Although the tFDA was originally intended to support the United States' President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the USFDA list has become a cornerstone of international HIV programmes that support procurement of ARVs, such as the World Health Organization and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria...
December 2017: Journal of the International AIDS Society
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