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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781847/identification-of-the-critical-nontechnical-skills-for-surgeons-needed-for-high-performance-in-a-variable-resource-context-notss-vrc
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John W Scott, Yihan Lin, Georges Ntakiyiruta, Zeta Mutabazi, William A Davis, Megan A Morris, Douglas S Smink, Robert Riviello, Steven Yule
OBJECTIVE: To identify the critical nontechnical skills (NTS) required for high performance in variable-resource contexts (VRC). BACKGROUND: As surgical training and capacity increase in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), new strategies for improving surgical education and care in these settings are required. NTS are critical for high performance in surgery around the world. However, the essential NTS used by surgeons operating in LMICs to overcome the challenges specific to their contexts have never been described...
May 17, 2018: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779794/understanding-pain-and-pain-management-in-elderly-nursing-home-patients-applying-an-interprofessional-learning-activity-in-health-care-students-a-norwegian-pilot-study
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Elin Damsgård, Hege Solgård, Karin Johannessen, Katrine Wennevold, Gunnvald Kvarstein, Gunn Pettersen, Beate Garcia
Pain is common among elderly patients in nursing homes. However, pain assessment and treatment are inadequate. Interprofessional treatment is recommended, and consequently interprofessional education in pain management is necessary. This pilot project aimed to describe how two interprofessional groups of students approached pain management in two nursing home patients. We formed two teams comprising one student from the nursing, physical therapy, pharmacy, and medical educations. Each team spent one day examining a patient with chronic pain at a nursing home and they developed pain management plans...
May 17, 2018: Pain Management Nursing: Official Journal of the American Society of Pain Management Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775692/exploring-canadian-physicians-experiences-providing-medical-assistance-in-dying-a-qualitative-study
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Narges Khoshnood, Marie-Clare Hopwood, Bhadra Lokuge, Allison Kurahashi, Anastasia Tobin, Sarina Isenberg, Amna Husain
CONTEXT: MAiD allows a practitioner to administer or prescribe medication for the purpose of ending a patient's life. In 2016, Canada was the latest country, following several European countries and American states, to legalize physician-assisted death. Although some studies report on physician attitudes towards MAiD or describe patient characteristics, there are few that explore the professional challenges faced by physicians who provide MAiD. OBJECTIVES: To explore the professional challenges faced by Canadian physicians who provide MAiD...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775080/mindfulness-meditation-and-interprofessional-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-a-mixed-methods-pilot-study
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Diana J Kelm, Jennifer L Ridgeway, Becca L Gas, Monali Mohan, David A Cook, Darlene R Nelson, Roberto P Benzo
PROBLEM: Mindfulness training includes mindfulness meditation, which has been shown to improve both attention and self-awareness. Medical providers in the intensive care unit often deal with difficult situations with strong emotions, life-and-death decisions, and both interpersonal and interprofessional conflicts. The effect of mindfulness meditation training on healthcare providers during acute care tasks such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation remains unknown. Mindfulness meditation has the potential to improve provider well-being and reduce stress in individuals involved in resuscitation teams, which could then translate into better team communication and delivery of care under stress...
May 18, 2018: Teaching and Learning in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772430/lncrna-dicer1-as1-promotes-the-proliferation-invasion-and-autophagy-of-osteosarcoma-cells-via-mir-30b-atg5
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Zenghui Gu, Zhenhai Hou, Longbao Zheng, Xinqiang Wang, Liangbang Wu, Cheng Zhang
Osteosarcoma is a prevalent primary malignant tumor and long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) have been validated to modulate the osteosarcoma tumorigenesis. In present study, our research team investigates the role of a novel identified lncRNA DICER1-AS1 on the tumor progression and autophagy. Results showed that lncRNA DICER1-AS1 was up-regulated in osteosarcoma cells using microarray analysis and RT-PCR. Cellular functional experiments revealed that DICER1-AS1 knockdown suppressed the proliferation, migration, invasion and autophagy of osteosarcoma cells in vitro...
May 14, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771222/structure-of-health-care-dyad-leadership-an-organization-s-experience
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Anurag Saxena, Maura Davies, Don Philippon
Purpose This study aims to explore the structural aspects (roles, responsibilities and reporting) of dyad leadership in one health-care organization (HCO). Design/methodology/approach The perceptions of 32 leaders (17 physician leaders and 15 dyad co-leaders) in formal leadership positions (six first-level with formal authority limited to teams or divisions, 23 middle-level with wider departmental or program responsibility and three senior-level with institution-wide authority) were obtained through focus groups and surveys...
May 8, 2018: Leadership in Health Services
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751323/evaluation-of-dosimetric-properties-of-shielding-disk-used-in-intraoperative-electron-radiotherapy-a-monte-carlo-study
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Mostafa Robatjazi, Hamid Reza Baghani, Seied Rabi Mahdavic, Giuseppe Felici
A shielding disk is used for IOERT procedures to absorb radiation behind the target and protect underlying healthy tissues. Setup variation of shielding disk can affect the corresponding in-vivo dose distribution. In this study, the changes of dosimetric parameters due to the disk setup variations is evaluated using EGSnrc Monte Carlo (MC) code. The results can help treatment team to decide about the level of accuracy in the setup procedure and delivered dose to the target volume during IOERT.
May 1, 2018: Applied Radiation and Isotopes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743763/impact-of-stroke-code-rapid-response-team-an-attempt-to-improve-intravenous-thrombolysis-rate-and-to-shorten-door-to-needle-time-in-acute-ischemic-stroke
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Sushma K Gurav, Kapil G Zirpe, R S Wadia, Avinash Naniwadekar, Prajakta U Pote, Amit Tungenwar, Abhijeet M Deshmukh, Srikanta Mohopatra, Balakrishna Nimavat, Prasad Surywanshi
Objective: "Stroke code" (SC) implementation in hospitals can improve the rate of thrombolysis and the timeline in care of stroke patient. Materials and Methods: A prospective data of patients treated for acute ischemic stroke (AIS) after implementation of "SC" (post-SC era) were analyzed (2015-2016) and compared with the retrospective data of patients treated in the "pre-SC era." Parameters such as symptom-to-door, door-to-physician, door-to-imaging, door-to-needle (DTN), and symptom-to-needle time were calculated...
April 2018: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743090/effectiveness-of-a-multi-level-implementation-strategy-for-asd-interventions-study-protocol-for-two-linked-cluster-randomized-trials
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Lauren Brookman-Frazee, Aubyn C Stahmer
BACKGROUND: The Centers for Disease Control (2018) estimates that 1 in 59 children has autism spectrum disorder, and the annual cost of ASD in the U.S. is estimated to be $236 billion. Evidence-based interventions have been developed and demonstrate effectiveness in improving child outcomes. However, research on generalizable methods to scale up these practices in the multiple service systems caring for these children has been limited and is critical to meet this growing public health need...
May 9, 2018: Implementation Science: IS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29736114/exploring-education-and-training-needs-in-palliative-care-among-family-physicians-in-mumbai-a-qualitative-study
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Anuja Damani, Arunangshu Ghoshal, Manjiri Dighe, Sunil Dhiliwal, Maryann Muckaden
Context: Patients with chronic life-limiting conditions on palliative care (PC) prefer to be treated at home. Medical care by family physicians (FPs) reduces demand on costly and busy hospital facilities. Working of PC team in collaboration with FPs is thus helpful in home-based management of patients. Aims: This study aimed at exploring the extent of knowledge of FPs about PC and the need for additional training. Settings and Design: Semi-structured interviews were conducted with ten FPs from two suburbs of Mumbai, currently served by home care services of a tertiary cancer care center...
April 2018: Indian Journal of Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29733269/evaluation-of-burn-rounds-using-telemedicine-perspectives-from-patients-families-and-burn-center-staff
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Haig A Yenikomshian, Tara L Lerew, Melvin Tam, Sam P Mandell, Shari E Honari, Tam N Pham
INTRODUCTION: Burn care requires multiple disciplines to collaborate to achieve best patient care. Because of this, rounds involve a very large burn team to assess patients' wounds and formulate plans. To decrease the amount of team members on rounds, our burn center implemented a new budding technology: telemedicine. We created "Zoom Rounds," a Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)-compliant, secure videoconferencing system to relay patient wound evaluations to a remote conference room where team members can participate digitally...
May 7, 2018: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29731810/governing-well-in-community-based-research-lessons-from-canada-s-hiv-research-sector-on-ethics-publics-and-the-care-of-the-self
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Adrian Guta, Stuart J Murray, Carol Strike, Sarah Flicker, Ross Upshur, Ted Myers
In this paper, we extend Michel Foucault's final works on the 'care of the self' to an empirical examination of research practice in community-based research (CBR). We use Foucault's 'morality of behaviors' to analyze interview data from a national sample of Canadian CBR practitioners working with communities affected by HIV. Despite claims in the literature that ethics review is overly burdensome for non-traditional forms of research, our findings suggest that many researchers using CBR have an ambivalent but ultimately productive relationship with institutional research ethics review requirements...
November 2017: Public Health Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29731412/comparison-of-effectiveness-and-cost-effectiveness-of-an-intensive-community-supported-discharge-service-versus-treatment-as-usual-for-adolescents-with-psychiatric-emergencies-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Dennis Ougrin, Richard Corrigall, Jason Poole, Toby Zundel, Mandy Sarhane, Victoria Slater, Daniel Stahl, Paula Reavey, Sarah Byford, Margaret Heslin, John Ivens, Maarten Crommelin, Zahra Abdulla, Daniel Hayes, Kerry Middleton, Benita Nnadi, Eric Taylor
BACKGROUND: Intensive community treatment to reduce dependency on adolescent psychiatric inpatient care is recommended in guidelines but has not been assessed in a randomised controlled trial in the UK. We designed a supported discharge service (SDS) provided by an intensive community treatment team and compared outcomes with usual care. METHODS: Eligible patients for this randomised controlled trial were younger than 18 years and had been admitted for psychiatric inpatient care in the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust...
May 3, 2018: Lancet Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29728599/simulation-modeling-to-assist-with-childhood-obesity-control-perceptions-of-baltimore-city-policymakers
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Leah Seifu, Cara Ruggiero, Marie Ferguson, Yeeli Mui, Bruce Y Lee, Joel Gittelsohn
Computational simulation models have potential to inform childhood obesity prevention efforts. To guide their future use in obesity prevention policies and programs, we assessed Baltimore City policymakers' perceptions of computational simulation models. Our research team conducted 15 in-depth interviews with stakeholders (policymakers in government and non-profit sectors), then transcribed and coded them for analysis. We learned that informants had limited understanding of computational simulation modeling...
May 4, 2018: Journal of Public Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29728349/-the-doctor-needs-to-know-acceptability-of-smartphone-location-tracking-for-care-coordination
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David T Liss, Eloisa Serrano, Julie Wakeman, Christine Nowicki, David R Buchanan, Ana Cesan, Tiffany Brown
BACKGROUND: Care coordination can be highly challenging to carry out. When care is fragmented across health systems and providers, there is an increased likelihood of hospital readmissions and wasteful health care spending. During and after care transitions, smartphones have the potential to bolster information transfer and care coordination. However, little research has examined patients' perceptions of using smartphones to coordinate care. OBJECTIVE: This study's primary objective was to explore patient acceptability of a smartphone app that could facilitate care coordination in a safety net setting...
May 4, 2018: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29722739/stroke-severity-affects-timing-time-from-stroke-code-activation-to-initial-imaging-is-longer-in-patients-with-milder-strokes
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Kimberly T Kwei, John Liang, Natalie Wilson, Stanley Tuhrim, Mandip Dhamoon
Optimizing the time it takes to get a potential stroke patient to imaging is essential in a rapid stroke response. At our hospital, door-to-imaging time is comprised of 2 time periods: the time before a stroke is recognized, followed by the period after the stroke code is called during which the stroke team assesses and brings the patient to the computed tomography scanner. To control for delays due to triage, we isolated the time period after a potential stroke has been recognized, as few studies have examined the biases of stroke code responders...
May 2018: Neurologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29720083/general-practitioners-attitudes-towards-patients-with-poorly-controlled-type-2-diabetes-a-qualitative-study
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Anja Wollny, Michael Pentzek, Oliver Rudolf Herber, Heinz-Harald Abholz, Jürgen In der Schmitten, Andrea Icks, Stefan Wilm, Elisabeth Gummersbach
BACKGROUND: Patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) with poor glycaemic control can represent a challenge from the perspective of the general practitioner (GP). Apart from patient-sided factors, the understanding of GPs' attitudes may provide ideas for improved management in these patients. The aim of this study is to reveal attitudes of GPs towards T2DM patients with poor metabolic control. METHODS: Qualitative research in German general practice; 20 GPs, randomly chosen from participants of a larger study; in-depth narrative interviews, audio-recorded and transcribed; inductive coding and categorisation in a multi-professional team; abstraction of major themes in terms of attitudinal responses...
May 2, 2018: BMC Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29710482/long-noncoding-rna-blacat1-modulates-abcb1-to-promote-oxaliplatin-resistance-of-gastric-cancer-via-sponging-mir-361
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Xiao Wu, Yuanzheng Zheng, Bin Han, Xuefan Dong
Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) have emerged as novel gene regulators in multiple tumorigenesis and chemoresistance. However, their potential roles and molecular mechanisms in gastric cancer chemoresistance remain unclear. In present study, our team investigated the role and potential regulatory mechanism of lncRNA s bladder cancer associated transcript-1 (BLACAT1) in the gastric cancer chemoresistance. Results showed that BLACAT1 expression was up-regulated in the oxaliplatin (OXA) resistant gastric cancer tissue and cells compared with OXA-sensitive tissue and parental cell lines...
March 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29709233/mapping-the-historical-development-of-physical-activity-and-health-research-a-structured-literature-review-and-citation-network-analysis
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Andrea Ramirez Varela, Michael Pratt, Jenine Harris, Jesse Lecy, Deborah Salvo, Ross C Brownson, Pedro C Hallal
Little has been published about the historical development of scientific evidence in the physical activity (PA) and public health research field. The study aimed to examine the evolution of knowledge in this field. A structured literature review using formal citation network analysis methods was conducted in June-2016. Using a list of influential PA publications identified by domain experts, a snowball sampling technique was used to build a compact citation network of 141 publications that represents the backbone of the field...
June 2018: Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29708218/stroke-code-simulation-benefits-advanced-practice-providers-similar-to-neurology-residents
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Muhib Khan, Grayson L Baird, Theresa Price, Tricia Tubergen, Omran Kaskar, Michelle De Jesus, Joseph Zachariah, Adam Oostema, Raymond Scurek, Robert R Coleman, Wendy Sherman, Cynthia Hingtgen, Tamer Abdelhak, Brien Smith, Brian Silver
Background: Advanced practice providers (APPs) are important members of stroke teams. Stroke code simulations offer valuable experience in the evaluation and treatment of stroke patients without compromising patient care. We hypothesized that simulation training would increase APP confidence, comfort level, and preparedness in leading a stroke code similar to neurology residents. Methods: This is a prospective quasi-experimental, pretest/posttest study. Nine APPs and 9 neurology residents participated in 3 standardized simulated cases to determine need for IV thrombolysis, thrombectomy, and blood pressure management for intracerebral hemorrhage...
April 2018: Neurology. Clinical Practice
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