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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635539/an-old-challenge-with-new-promises-a-systematic-review-on-comprehensive-geriatric-assessment-in-long-term-care-facilities
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Francesco Panza, Vincenzo Solfrizzi, Madia Lozupone, Maria Rosaria Barulli, Francesca D'Urso, Roberta Stallone, Vittorio Dibello, Alessia Noia, Cristina Di Dio, Antonio Daniele, Antonello Bellomo, Davide Seripa, Antonio Greco, Giancarlo Logroscino
Comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) is a multidimensional and multidisciplinary diagnostic process focused on determining the clinical profile, pathological risk, residual skills, short- and long-term prognosis, and the personalized therapeutic and care plan of the functionally compromised and frail older subjects. Previous evidence suggested that the effectiveness of CGA programs may be influenced by the settings where the CGA is performed [i.e., hospital, post-hospital discharge/ long-term care facilities (LTCF), or community/home] as well as the specific clinical conditions of older frail individuals...
June 21, 2017: Rejuvenation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634520/effect-of-heartfulness-meditation-on-burnout-emotional-wellness-and-telomere-length-in-health-care-professionals
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Jayaram Thimmapuram, Robert Pargament, Kedesha Sibliss, Rodney Grim, Rosana Risques, Erik Toorens
Background: Burnout poses significant challenges during training years in residency and later in the career. Meditation is a tool to treat stress-related conditions and promote wellness. Telomere length may be affected by burnout and stress. However, the benefits of meditation have not been fully demonstrated in health care professionals. Objective: We assessed the effects of a 12-week 'Heartfulness Meditation' program on burnout, emotional wellness, and telomere length in residents, faculty members, and nurses at a large community teaching hospital during the 2015-16 academic year...
January 2017: Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634517/introduction-of-a-quality-improvement-curriculum-in-the-department-of-internal-medicine-lincoln-medical-center
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Usha Venugopal, Moiz Kasubhai, Vikram Paruchuri
Community hospitals with limited resources struggle to engage physicians in Quality improvement initiatives. We introduced Quality Improvement (QI) curriculum for residents in response to ACGME requirements and surveyed the residents understanding of QI and their involvement in QI projects before and after the introduction of the curriculum. The current article describes our experiences with the process, the challenges and possible solutions to have a successful resident led QI initiative in a community hospital...
January 2017: Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633767/temporal-variation-in-ankle-fractures-and-orthopedic-resident-program-planning-in-an-urban-level-1-trauma-center
#4
Aaron Wynkoop, Osy Ndubaku, Norman Walter, Theresa Atkinson
Previous studies have described the mechanism of ankle fractures, their seasonal variation, and fracture patterns but never in conjunction. In addition, the cohorts previously studied were either not from trauma centers or were often dominated by low-energy mechanisms. The present study aimed to describe the epidemiology of ankle fractures presenting to an urban level 1 trauma center. The records from an urban level 1 trauma center located in the Midwestern United States were retrospectively reviewed, and the injury mechanism and energy, time of injury, day of week, month, and patient characteristics (age, gender, comorbidities, smoking status) were collected...
July 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632483/cardiovascular-disease-risk-profile-of-ncaa-division-iii-intercollegiate-football-athletes-a-pilot-study
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Cynthia J Wright, Elizabeth L Abbey, Barbara A Brandon, Edward J Reisman, Christina M Kirkpatrick
OBJECTIVES: Concerns about the long-term cardiovascular health implications of American football participation have been investigated at the professional and Division I levels, but limited research is available at the less resourced Division III level. Therefore, the objective was to assess the cardiovascular disease risk profile of NCAA Division III intercollegiate football athletes. METHODS: Eighty-nine varsity football athletes (age=19.6±1.7 years, height=1...
June 20, 2017: Physician and Sportsmedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629581/impact-of-a-teamstepps-trauma-nurse-academy-at-a-level-1-trauma-center
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V Kristen Peters, Ellen M Harvey, Andi Wright, Jennifer Bath, Dan Freeman, Bryan Collier
PROBLEM: Nurses are crucial members of the team caring for the acutely injured trauma patient. Until recently, nurses and physicians gained an understanding of leadership and supportive roles separately. With the advent of a multidisciplinary team approach to trauma care, formal team training and simulation has transpired. METHODS: Since 2007, our Level I trauma system has integrated TeamSTEPPS (Team Strategies & Tools to Enhance Performance & Patient Safety; Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD) into our clinical care, joint training of nurses and physicians, using simulations with participation of all health care providers...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Emergency Nursing: JEN: Official Publication of the Emergency Department Nurses Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629329/personalised-informed-choice-on-evidence-and-controversy-on-mammography-screening-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Anna Roberto, Cinzia Colombo, Giulia Candiani, Livia Giordano, Paola Mantellini, Eugenio Paci, Roberto Satolli, Mario Valenza, Paola Mosconi
BACKGROUND: In Italy women aged 50-69 are invited for a population-based breast cancer (BC) screening. Physicians, policy makers and patients associations agree on the need to inform women about the benefits and harms in order to permit an informed decision. Decision aids (DA) are an effective way to support people in their decisions about health. This trial aims to assess women's informed choices, according to their health literacy and values, on participating or not in BC screening for the first time...
June 19, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625073/the-impact-of-structured-self-monitoring-of-blood-glucose-combined-with-intensive-education-on-hba1c-levels-hospitalizations-and-quality-of-life-parameters-in-insulin-treated-patients-with-diabetes-at-primary-care-in-serbia
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Nebojša M Lalić, Katarina Lalić, Aleksandra Jotić, Dejan Stanojević, Dragana Živojinović, Andrija Janićijević, Christopher Parkin
BACKGROUND: We assessed the effect of structured self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG), in combination with intensive education, on metabolic control, SMBG frequency, hospitalizations, cardiovascular risk factors, and quality-of-life parameters in patients with insulin-treated diabetes in primary health care settings in Serbia. METHODS: This 6-month, observational, noninterventional study, followed 346 insulin-treated diabetes patients (type 1 diabetes [T1D], n = 57; type 2 diabetes [T2D], n = 289) from 28 primary care centers...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624118/decreasing-patient-stress-and-physician-medical-workforce-burnout-through-health-care-environments-uncovering-the-serious-leisure-perspective-at-mayo-clinic-s-campus-in-rochester-minnesota
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REVIEW
Rodney B Dieser, Christopher R Edginton, Renee Ziemer
Health care environments are places of high stress for both patients and medical professionals. Although organizational efforts of workload and efficiency are often implemented to decrease both patient and physician/medical workforce stress, what is often overlooked is how leisure opportunities and programs located in day-to-day experiences and in physically built environments can increase both patient and medical staff enjoyment and pleasure, thus lowering patient stress and physician/medical staff burnout...
June 9, 2017: Mayo Clinic Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623941/development-of-a-program-theory-for-shared-decision-making-a-realist-review-protocol
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Gary Groot, Tamara Waldron, Tracey Carr, Linda McMullen, Lori-Ann Bandura, Shelley-May Neufeld, Vicky Duncan
BACKGROUND: The practicality of applying evidence to healthcare systems with the aim of implementing change is an ongoing challenge for practitioners, policy makers, and academics. Shared decision- making (SDM), a method of medical decision-making that allows a balanced relationship between patients, physicians, and other key players in the medical decision process, is purported to improve patient and system outcomes. Despite the oft-mentioned benefits, there are gaps in the current literature between theory and implementation that would benefit from a realist approach given the value of this methodology to analyze complex interventions...
June 17, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619403/practice-knowledge-and-barriers-for-screening-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-among-high-risk-chinese-patients
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Kerui Xu, Shinobu Watanabe-Galloway, Fedja A Rochling, Jianjun Zhang, Paraskevi A Farazi, Hongyan Peng, Hongmei Wang, Jiangtao Luo
BACKGROUND: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is among the leading causes of cancer deaths in China. Considering its poor prognosis when diagnosed late, Chinese guidelines recommend biannual screening for HCC with abdominal ultrasound and serum α-fetoprotein (AFP) test for high-risk populations. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the practice, knowledge, and self-perceived barriers for HCC screening among high-risk hospital patients in China. METHODS: An interview-based questionnaire was conducted among Chinese patients with chronic hepatitis B and/or chronic hepatitis C infection from outpatient clinics at 2 tertiary medical institutions in Shanghai and Wuhan, China...
March 2017: Annals of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617239/bifurcation-of-health-policy-regimes-a-study-of-sleep-apnea-care-and-benefits-coverage-in-saskatchewan
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Gregory P Marchildon, Caroline A Beck, Tarun R Katapally, Sylvia Abonyi, James A Dosman, Jo-Ann Episkenew
BACKGROUND: A complex, poorly understood bifurcated health policy regime exists for Canada's First Nations people for extended health benefits coverage. This research adds to a small body of literature on the regime's impact on access and quality of care and its role in perpetuating health inequities in First Nations populations. METHODS: Using a case study of sleep apnea care in Saskatchewan, we identified issues of health service access and coverage through a literature review of extended benefits programs, legislation and policies and through 10 key informant interviews with federal and provincial extended benefit program administrators and sleep medicine physicians...
May 2017: Healthcare Policy, Politiques de Santé
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615392/family-medicine-around-the-world-overview-by-region-the-besrour-papers-a-series-on-the-state-of-family-medicine-in-the-world
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REVIEW
Neil Arya, Christine Gibson, David Ponka, Cynthia Haq, Stephanie Hansel, Bruce Dahlman, Katherine Rouleau
OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate how family medicine has been recognized and integrated into primary health care systems in contrasting contexts around the world and to provide an overview of how family physicians are trained and certified. COMPOSITION OF THE COMMITTEE: Since 2012, the College of Family Physicians of Canada has hosted the Besrour Conferences to reflect on its role in advancing the discipline of family medicine globally. The Besrour Papers Working Group, which was struck at the 2013 conference, was tasked with developing a series of papers to highlight the key issues, lessons learned, and outcomes emerging from the various activities of the Besrour collaboration...
June 2017: Canadian Family Physician Médecin de Famille Canadien
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614483/-public-health-impact-of-a-remote-diagnosis-system-implemented-in-regional-and-district-hospitals-in-paraguay
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Pedro Galván, Miguel Velázquez, Gualberto Benítez, José Ortellado, Ronald Rivas, Antonio Barrios, Enrique Hilario
Objective: Determine the viability of a remote diagnosis system implemented to provide health care to remote and scattered populations in Paraguay. Methods: The study was conducted in all regional and general hospitals in Paraguay, and in the main district hospitals in the country's 18 health regions. Clinical data, tomographic images, sonography, and electrocardiograms (ECGs) of patients who needed a diagnosis by a specialized physician were entered into the system...
June 8, 2017: Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública, Pan American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614166/seven-years-after-meaningful-use-physicians-and-nurses-experiences-with-electronic-health-records
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Cheryl Rathert, Tracy H Porter, Jessica N Mittler, Michelle Fleig-Palmer
Although the federal government's Meaningful Use electronic health record (EHR) implementation program resulted in some successes, there have been many challenges. The purpose of this study was to obtain detailed empirical data to better understand physicians' and nurses' experiences with EHRs. We conducted in-depth interviews with 30 physicians and nurses from two large health systems that were focused on attaining Stage 3 Meaningful Use criteria. Thematic framework analysis identified themes related to perceived benefits and challenges with EHR use...
June 13, 2017: Health Care Management Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614041/effect-of-short-term-research-training-programs-on-medical-students-attitudes-toward-aging
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Dilip V Jeste, Julie Avanzino, Colin A Depp, Maja Gawronska, Xin Tu, Daniel D Sewell, Steven F Huege
Strategies to build a larger workforce of physicians dedicated to research on aging are needed. One method to address this shortage of physician scientists in geriatrics is short-term training in aging research for early-stage medical students. The authors examined the effects of two summer research training programs, funded by the National Institutes of Health, on medical students' attitudes toward aging, using the Carolina Opinions on Care of Older Adults (COCOA). The programs combined mentored research, didactics, and some clinical exposure...
June 14, 2017: Gerontology & Geriatrics Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614012/addressing-sexual-health-in-geriatrics-education
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Mark Brennan-Ing, Liz Seidel, Pam Ansell, Barrie L Raik, Debra Greenberg, Catherine Nicastri, Jennifer Breznay, Stephen E Karpiak, Ronald D Adelman
Adults remain sexually active well into later life, but few report discussing sexual health with a physician after the age of 50. We explored how geriatrics education might better address sexual health in the context of a psychosocial conference for geriatrics fellows, program directors, and faculty comprised of an informational plenary, which included a skills-building presentation on taking sexual histories, and a program director/faculty roundtable. While informed about older adult sexual health, knowledge scores of geriatrics fellows increased following the plenary...
June 14, 2017: Gerontology & Geriatrics Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612848/-ultraviolet-exposure-from-indoor-tanning-devices-as-a-potential-source-of-health-risks-basic-knowledge-of-the-proper-use-of-these-devices-for-practical-users-physicians-and-solarium-staff
#18
Jolanta Malinowska-Borowska, Elżbieta Janosik
Bearing in mind the adverse health effects of exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation in solarium, especially the risk of carcinogenesis, there is a need to adopt legal regulations by relevant Polish authorities. They should set out the principles for indoor tanning studios operation, supervision and service of the technical parameters of tanning devices and training programs to provide the staff with professional knowledge and other aspects of safety in these facilities. The mechanism of the harmful effects of ultraviolet radiation on the human body, scale of overexposure, resulting from excessive sunbathing are described...
June 14, 2017: Medycyna Pracy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612044/health-care-merged-with-senior-housing-description-and-evaluation-of-a-successful-program
#19
Theresa Teta Barry
Objective: This article describes and evaluates a successful partnership between a large health care organization and housing for seniors. The program provides on-site, primary care visits by a physician and a nurse in addition to intensive social services to residents in an affordable senior housing apartment building located in Pennsylvania. Per Donabedian's "Structure-Process-Outcome" model, the program demonstrated positive health care outcomes for its participants via a prescribed structure. To provide guidance for replication in similar settings, we qualitatively evaluated the processes by which successful outcomes were obtained...
January 2017: Gerontology & Geriatric Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608232/emotional-distress-among-physician-residents-and-fellows-an-observational-study-of-trainees-seeking-counseling-visits
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Anna Golob, Lauren A Beste, Mindy Stern, Kay Johnson
OBJECTIVE: Emotional distress, burnout, and depression occur frequently among graduate medical education (GME) trainees and may negatively affect patient care, education, and well-being. The authors aimed to characterize the causes and severity of distress among GME trainees seeking on-site counseling services at a large, multi-site, university-based training program in the USA. METHODS: The authors analyzed visits of all GME trainees seeking counseling from 2009 to 2012 and described trainee characteristics, level of distress, chief and secondary complaints, and initial visit outcomes...
June 12, 2017: Academic Psychiatry
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