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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742779/a-novel-method-of-evaluating-key-factors-for-success-in-a-multifaceted-critical-care-fellowship-using-data-envelopment-analysis
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Vikram Tiwari, Avinash B Kumar
BACKGROUND: The current system of summative multi-rater evaluations and standardized tests to determine readiness to graduate from critical care fellowships has limitations. We sought to pilot the use of data envelopment analysis (DEA) to assess what aspects of the fellowship program contribute the most to an individual fellow's success. DEA is a nonparametric, operations research technique that uses linear programming to determine the technical efficiency of an entity based on its relative usage of resources in producing the outcome...
July 21, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716389/biomedical-ethics-and-clinical-oversight-in-multisite-observational-neuroimaging-studies-with-children-and-adolescents-the-abcd-experience
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Duncan B Clark, Celia B Fisher, Susan Bookheimer, Sandra A Brown, John H Evans, Christian Hopfer, James Hudziak, Ivan Montoya, Margaret Murray, Adolf Pfefferbaum, Deborah Yurgelun-Todd
Observational neuroimaging studies with children and adolescents may identify neurological anomalies and other clinically relevant findings. Planning for the management of this information involves ethical considerations that may influence informed consent, confidentiality, and communication with participants about assessment results. Biomedical ethics principles include respect for autonomy, beneficence, non-maleficence, and justice. Each project presents unique challenges. The Adolescent Brain and Cognitive Development study (ABCD) collaborators have systematically developed recommendations with written guidelines for identifying and responding to potential risks that adhere to biomedical ethics principles...
June 28, 2017: Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700126/contextual-factors-impacting-a-pain-management-intervention
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Fawwaz Alaloul, Kimberly Williams, John Myers, Kayla Dlauren Jones, Katelyn Sullivan, M Cynthia Logsdon
PURPOSE: To determine if findings from our preliminary study related to patient and nursing satisfaction with a pain management intervention could be replicated in a changed environment, and if contextual factors could impact the effectiveness of a pain management intervention on patient satisfaction with nursing staff's management of pain. METHODS: A prospective, experimental design was used with six monthly assessments before, during, and after the intervention...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Nursing Scholarship
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699416/interview-with-david-tauben-university-of-washington-chief-of-the-division-of-pain-medicine
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David Tauben
Dr Tauben is Clinical Professor jointly appointed in the Departments of Medicine and Anesthesia & Pain Medicine, and is the Hughes M & Katherine G Blake Endowed Professor, board certified in both Internal Medicine and Pain Medicine. He is also University of Washington (UW) Director of Medical Student and Resident Education in Pain Medicine, and Medical Director of UW TelePain, a tele-video-conferencing program intended to provide innovative pain education and consultative support to a five-state northwest regional primary care providers...
July 12, 2017: Pain Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689707/any-questions-yes-do-pharmacists-monitor-medications-at-refill
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Matthew J Witry, Lisa M Guirguis
OBJECTIVES: To describe pharmacists' self-reported refill monitoring activities and test for demographic and work setting differences that contribute to variation. METHODS: This study used a cross-sectional survey design. A 4-contact survey was mailed to 599 community pharmacists randomly selected from a list provided by the state board of pharmacy. Surveys were mailed in June and July 2013. Descriptive statistics and analysis of variance were used to characterize these data...
July 6, 2017: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670150/predicting-united-states-medical-licensure-examination-step-2-clinical-knowledge-scores-from-previous-academic-indicators
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Kristina A Monteiro, Paul George, Richard Dollase, Luba Dumenco
The use of multiple academic indicators to identify students at risk of experiencing difficulty completing licensure requirements provides an opportunity to increase support services prior to high-stakes licensure examinations, including the United States Medical Licensure Examination (USMLE) Step 2 clinical knowledge (CK). Step 2 CK is becoming increasingly important in decision-making by residency directors because of increasing undergraduate medical enrollment and limited available residency vacancies. We created and validated a regression equation to predict students' Step 2 CK scores from previous academic indicators to identify students at risk, with sufficient time to intervene with additional support services as necessary...
2017: Advances in Medical Education and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670149/use-of-the-national-board-of-medical-examiners-%C3%A2-comprehensive-basic-science-exam-survey-results-of-us-medical-schools
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William S Wright, Kirk Baston
PURPOSE: The National Board of Medical Examiners(®) (NBME) Comprehensive Basic Science Exam (CBSE) is a subject exam offered to US medical schools, where it has been used for external validation of student preparedness for the United States Medical Licensing Examination(®) (USMLE) Step 1 in new schools and schools undergoing curricular reform. Information regarding the actual use of the NBME CBSE is limited. Therefore, the aim of the survey was to determine the scope and utilization of the NBME CBSE by US medical schools...
2017: Advances in Medical Education and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665550/industry-relationships-are-associated-with-performing-a-greater-number-of-sinus-balloon-dilation-procedures
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Jean Anderson Eloy, Peter F Svider, Michael Bobian, Richard J Harvey, Stacey T Gray, Soly Baredes, Adam J Folbe
BACKGROUND: Industry outreach promotes awareness of novel technologies. However, concerns have been raised that such relationships may also unduly impact medical decision-making. Our objective in this study was to evaluate industry relationships among practitioners who frequently employ balloon dilation (BD), characterizing whether there is any association between financial relationships and BD utilization. METHODS: Provider utilization data (FY-2014) was accessed for individuals billing BD procedures to Medicare, the largest healthcare payor in the United States...
June 30, 2017: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663601/a-mixed-method-analysis-of-reports-on-100-cases-of-improper-prescribing-of-controlled-substances
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James M DuBois, John T Chibnall, Emily E Anderson, Michelle Eggers, Kari Baldwin, Meghan Vasher
Improper prescribing of controlled substances contributes to opioid addictions and deaths by overdose. Studies conducted to-date have largely lacked a theoretical framework and ignored the interaction of individual with environmental factors. We conducted a mixed-method analysis of published reports on 100 cases that occurred in the United States. An average of 17 reports (e.g., from medical boards) per case were coded for 38 dichotomous variables describing the physician, setting, patients, and investigation...
October 2016: Journal of Drug Issues
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655343/cardiopulmonary-arrest-in-primary-care-clinics-more-holes-than-cheese-a-survey-of-the-knowledge-and-attitudes-of-primary-care-physicians-regarding-resuscitation
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Sharon Einav, Oren Wacht, Nechama Kaufman, Eliezer Alkalay
BACKGROUND: Patients experiencing pre-arrest symptoms may first refer to their primary care physician. The study's aim was to determine the likelihood that a patient undergoing out-of-hospital cardiac arrest will receive appropriate resuscitation efforts in a primary care clinic in a country with a directive that clinics maintain resuscitation equipment and physicians undergo periodic resuscitation training. METHODS: An anonymous, 23-question online cross-sectional survey was created and administered to primary care physicians working in community clinics (10/1/2015-5/3/2015)...
June 10, 2017: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633174/do-us-medical-licensing-applications-treat-mental-and-physical-illness-equivalently
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Katherine J Gold, Elizabeth R Shih, Edward B Goldman, Thomas L Schwenk
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: State medical licensing boards are responsible for evaluating physician impairment. Given the stigma generated by mental health issues among physicians and in the medical training culture, we were interested in whether states asked about mental and physical health conditions differently and whether questions focused on current impairment. METHODS: Two authors reviewed physician medical licensing applications for US physicians seeking first-time licensing in 2013 in the 50 states and the District of Columbia...
June 2017: Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632830/-declaration-of-the-chilean-academy-of-medicine-of-law-20-850-on-clinical-trials-of-pharmaceutical-products-and-medical-devices-and-of-the-bylaw-that-will-regulate-its-application
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Gloría López, Gloría Valdés, Emilio Roessler, Vicente Valdivieso
In Chile, high cost treatments required by selected medical conditions are financed by the State, according to Law 20.850. A bylaw under discussion by the Senate regulates clinical trials, posing complex issues that will endanger local interest in front-line research: 1) The exclusive and mandatory control bestowed to the Institute of Public Health during all stages of the trials and also the surveillance of institutions performing clinical trials, overriding their Clinical Research Review Boards; 2) The 10 year period during which any adverse event is assumed to have been caused by the medication or devise evaluated by the trial, unless the contrary is proven in a judicial process; 3) Individuals submitted to the trials are entitled to free post trial access to the treatment received during the study, financed by the trial supporting entities and as long as the drug or devise is considered to be useful...
April 2017: Revista Chilena de Infectología: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad Chilena de Infectología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629684/united-states-medical-licensing-examination-and-american-board-of-pediatrics-certification-examination-results-does-the-residency-program-contribute-to-trainee-achievement
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Thomas R Welch, Brad G Olson, Elizabeth Nelsen, Gary L Beck Dallaghan, Gloria A Kennedy, Ann Botash
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether training site or prior examinee performance on the US Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) step 1 and step 2 might predict pass rates on the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) certifying examination. STUDY DESIGN: Data from graduates of pediatric residency programs completing the ABP certifying examination between 2009 and 2013 were obtained. For each, results of the initial ABP certifying examination were obtained, as well as results on National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) step 1 and step 2 examinations...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629304/board-of-pharmacy-practices-related-to-medication-errors-and-their-potential-impact-on-patient-safety
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Daniel D Degnan, John B Hertig, Michael J Peters, James G Stevenson
State boards of pharmacy are generally responsible for the governance of the practice of pharmacy. While the regulatory process and methods for accomplishing this task may vary by state, all boards of pharmacy must address medication errors committed by pharmacists. The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) has recommended that state boards of pharmacy implement best practices and enforcement actions that are aimed to promote patient safety and reduce medication errors. The current study was designed to identify and compare current corrective action practices among boards of pharmacy in response to medication errors...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627929/design-of-the-hptn-065-tlc-plus-study-a-study-to-evaluate-the-feasibility-of-an-enhanced-test-link-to-care-plus-treat-approach-for-hiv-prevention-in-the-united-states
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Theresa Gamble, Bernard Branson, Deborah Donnell, H Irene Hall, Georgette King, Blayne Cutler, Shannon Hader, David Burns, Jason Leider, Angela Fulwood Wood, Kevin G Volpp, Kate Buchacz, Wafaa M El-Sadr
Background/Aims HIV continues to be a major public health threat in the United States, and mathematical modeling has demonstrated that the universal effective use of antiretroviral therapy among all HIV-positive individuals (i.e. the "test and treat" approach) has the potential to control HIV. However, to accomplish this, all the steps that define the HIV care continuum must be achieved at high levels, including HIV testing and diagnosis, linkage to and retention in clinical care, antiretroviral medication initiation, and adherence to achieve and maintain viral suppression...
August 2017: Clinical Trials: Journal of the Society for Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617165/transplant-professionals-perceptions-of-long-term-care-residents-candidacy-for-kidney-transplantation
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Megan Urbanski, Teri Browne, Mythili Ghanta, Serban Constantinescu, Avrum Gillespie, Heather Hammer, Heather Traino
CONTEXT: Given the aging end-stage renal disease (ESRD) population, kidney transplant (KTx) centers may experience an increase in referrals of patients living in long-term care (LTC) settings (eg, skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, group homes, and boarding homes). OBJECTIVE: To identify best practices among KTx professionals when considering individuals in LTC settings for transplantation. DESIGN AND SETTING: A cross-sectional survey administered online to US transplant professionals via e-mail LISTSERVs and other professional networks...
June 2017: Progress in Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616160/cardiopulmonary-arrest-in-primary-care-clinics-more-holes-than-cheese-a-survey-of-the-knowledge-and-attitudes-of-primary-care-physicians-regarding-resuscitation
#17
Sharon Einav, Oren Wacht, Nechama Kaufman, Eliezer Alkalay
BACKGROUND: Patients experiencing pre-arrest symptoms may first refer to their primary care physician. The study's aim was to determine the likelihood that a patient undergoing out-of-hospital cardiac arrest will receive appropriate resuscitation efforts in a primary care clinic in a country with a directive that clinics maintain resuscitation equipment and physicians undergo periodic resuscitation training. METHODS: An anonymous, 23-question online cross-sectional survey was created and administered to primary care physicians working in community clinics (10/1/2015-5/3/2015)...
2017: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611885/american-association-for-emergency-psychiatry-task-force-on-medical-clearance-of-adult-psychiatric-patients-part-ii-controversies-over-medical-assessment-and-consensus-recommendations
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REVIEW
Michael P Wilson, Kimberly Nordstrom, Eric L Anderson, Anthony T Ng, Leslie S Zun, Jennifer M Peltzer-Jones, Michael H Allen
INTRODUCTION: The emergency medical evaluation of psychiatric patients presenting to United States emergency departments (ED), usually termed "medical clearance," often varies between EDs. A task force of the American Association for Emergency Psychiatry (AAEP), consisting of physicians from emergency medicine, physicians from psychiatry and a psychologist, was convened to form consensus recommendations for the medical evaluation of psychiatric patients presenting to U.S.EDs. METHODS: The task force reviewed existing literature on the topic of medical evaluation of psychiatric patients in the ED and then combined this with expert consensus...
June 2017: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595817/relationships-between-study-habits-burnout-and-general-surgery-resident-performance-on-the-american-board-of-surgery-in-training-examination
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Matthew R Smeds, Carol R Thrush, Faith K McDaniel, Roop Gill, Mary K Kimbrough, Brian D Shames, Jeffrey J Sussman, Joseph M Galante, Catherine M Wittgen, Parswa Ansari, Steven R Allen, Michael S Nussbaum, Donald T Hess, David C Knight, Frederick R Bentley
BACKGROUND: The American Board of Surgery In-Training Examination (ABSITE) is used by programs to evaluate the knowledge and readiness of trainees to sit for the general surgery qualifying examination. It is often used as a tool for resident promotion and may be used by fellowship programs to evaluate candidates. Burnout has been associated with job performance and satisfaction; however, its presence and effects on surgical trainees' performance are not well studied. We sought to understand factors including burnout and study habits that may contribute to performance on the ABSITE examination...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569419/regulating-drivers-with-epilepsy-in-maryland-results-of-the-application-of-a-united-states-consensus-guideline
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Brandy B Ma, John Bloch, Allan Krumholz, Jennifer L Hopp, Perry J Foreman, Carl A Soderstrom, Mary A Scottino, Martha Matsumoto, Gregory L Krauss
OBJECTIVE: Driving regulations for people with seizures vary widely throughout the United States and the world. Maryland updated their guidelines in 2003 to reflect those of a U.S. consensus guideline requiring a minimum 3-month seizure-free period as well as an individual risk assessment by a Medical Advisory Board (MAB). This retrospective study provides the first analysis of outcomes after the implementation of the consensus guidelines and an assessment of their predictive validity through longitudinal outcome data...
June 1, 2017: Epilepsia
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