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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656390/documenting-the-growth-of-ultrasound-research-in-emergency-medicine-through-a-bibliometric-analysis-of-accepted-academic-conference-abstracts
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Michael I Prats, David P Bahner, Ashish R Panchal, Andrew M King, David P Way, Stephen Lin, J Christian Fox, Creagh T Boulger
OBJECTIVES: Ultrasound (US) has become an indispensable skill for emergency physicians. Growth in the use of US in emergency medicine (EM) has been characterized by practice guidelines, education requirements, and the number of EM US practitioners. Our purpose was to further document the growth of EM US by profiling the breadth, depth, and quality of US-related research presented at EM's most prominent annual research conference: the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Annual Meeting...
April 15, 2018: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655618/concurrent-surgery-and-the-role-of-the-pediatric-attending-surgeon-comparing-parents-and-surgeons-expectations
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Jennie K Choe, Christopher Ibarra, Richard S Feinn, Manuel I Rodriguez-Davalos, Cordelia W Carter
BACKGROUND: The common practice of performing concurrent or overlapping surgeries has been intensely scrutinized by lay media and academic press to investigate its safety and cost-effectiveness. However, there is little information about its use within the pediatric population. Even less is known about parents' expectations regarding the surgeon's role on the day of surgery and how they align with those of pediatric surgeons and surgical trainees, despite the potential for significant discrepancies in expectations to erode trust and damage the physician-family relationship...
April 12, 2018: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655397/team-composition-and-chronic-disease-management-within-primary-healthcare-practices-in-eastern-ontario-an-application-of-the-measuring-organizational-attributes-of-primary-health-care-survey
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Julia Lukewich, Dana S Edge, Elizabeth VanDenKerkhof, Tyler Williamson, Joan Tranmer
BACKGROUND: Various organizational-level attributes are being implemented in primary healthcare to improve healthcare delivery. There is a need to describe the distribution and nature of these attributes and explore differences across practices.AimThe aim of this study was to better understand organizational attributes of primary care teams, focusing specifically on team composition, nursing roles, and strategies that support chronic disease management. METHODS: We employed a cross-sectional survey design...
April 15, 2018: Primary Health Care Research & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655395/firearm-related-injuries-among-canadian-children-and-youth-from-2006-to-2013-a-chirpp-study
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Catherine M J Cox, Samuel A Stewart, Katrina F Hurley
CLINICIAN'S CAPSULE What is known about the topic? Injuries from non-powder firearms are common and potentially life-altering. The Canadian Pediatric Society urges stricter controls on non-powder guns. What did this study ask? What are the Canadian contextual trends in paediatric firearm injuries? What did this study find? In this study, the rate of paediatric firearm injuries was stable from 2006 to 2013. Eye injuries inflicted by non-powder firearms were most common. Most firearm injuries occurred through recreation and sport...
April 15, 2018: CJEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29653439/medical-cannabis-an-oxymoron-physicians-perceptions-of-medical-cannabis
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Yuval Zolotov, Simon Vulfsons, Dana Zarhin, Sharon Sznitman
BACKGROUND: Medical cannabis policies are changing in many places around the world, and physicians play a major role in the implementation of these policies. The aim of this study was to gain a deeper understanding of physicians' views on medical cannabis and its possible integration into their clinic, as well as to identify potential underlying factors that influence these perceptions. METHODS: Qualitative narrative analysis of in-depth interviews with twenty-four Israeli physicians from three specialties (pain medicine, oncology and family medicine)...
April 10, 2018: International Journal on Drug Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651907/evidence-based-clinical-practice-guideline-for-adult-still-s-disease
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Toshihide Mimura, Yuya Kondo, Akihide Ohta, Masahiro Iwamoto, Akiko Ota, Nami Okamoto, Yasushi Kawaguchi, Hajime Kono, Yoshinari Takasaki, Shuji Takei, Norihiro Nishimoto, Manabu Fujimoto, Yu Funakubo Asanuma, Akio Mimori, Naoko Okiyama, Shunta Kaneko, Hiroyuki Takahashi, Masahiro Yokosawa, Takayuki Sumida
OBJECTIVES: Using an expert- and data-driven methodology, we have constructed the first clinical practice guidelines (CPG) for adult Still's disease (ASD) after complete systematic review (SR) of the literature based upon the Medical Information Network Distribution Service (Minds) procedure. METHODS: The CPG committee for ASD organized by the Research Team for Autoimmune Diseases, the Research Program for Intractable Disease of the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare has developed CPG for ASD 2017, according to the procedure proposed by Minds...
April 13, 2018: Modern Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651665/evaluation-and-management-of-thromboprophylaxis-in-moroccan-hospitals-at-national-level-the-avail-mona-study
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Z Tazi Mezalek, C Nejjari, L Essadouni, M Samkaoui, K Serraj, W Ammouri, N Kanjaa, Z Belkhadir, B Housni, M Awab, M Faroudy, W Bono, S Kabbaj, M Akkaoui, M Barakat, R Rifai, H Charaf, A Aziz, Y Elachhab, A Azzouzi
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a common clinical problem that is associated with substantial morbidity and mortality. The aim of this study was to describe the clinical practices in VTE prophylaxis in university and peripheral hospitals in Morocco. This is a national, cross-sectional, multicenter, observational study assessing the management of the VTE risk in selected Moroccan hospitals (four university and three peripheral). The thromboembolic risk of the selected patients was assessed according to the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) guidelines (2008)...
April 12, 2018: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651598/geriatric-assessment-for-older-patients-with-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-daily-practice-of-centers-participating-in-the-nvalt25-eldapt-trial
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Elisabeth J M Driessen, Judith G M van Loon, Huub A Maas, Anne-Marie C Dingemans, Maryska L G Janssen-Heijnen
INTRODUCTION: Geriatric assessment (GA) for older patients with lung cancer could provide insight into vulnerability, cognitive impairment, and risk of toxicity. Discontinuation and complications of intensive treatment could potentially be prevented in vulnerable and frail patients. This study aimed to evaluate current clinical practice of GA for older patients with lung cancer in the Netherlands and identify potential hurdles for implementation. METHODS: Pulmonologists and radiation oncologists participating in the NVALT25-ELDAPT trial completed an online questionnaire regarding current practice of GA, added value of GA for treatment decision-making and logistic barriers for patients with non-small cell lung cancer...
April 12, 2018: Lung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651304/managing-diabetic-foot-infections-a-survey-of-australasian-infectious-diseases-clinicians
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Robert J Commons, Edward Raby, Eugene Athan, Hasan Bhally, Sharon Chen, Stephen Guy, Paul R Ingram, Katy Lai, Chris Lemoh, Lyn-Li Lim, Laurens Manning, Spiros Miyakis, Mary O'Reilly, Adam Roberts, Marjoree Sehu, Adrienne Torda, Mauro Vicaretti, Peter A Lazzarini
Background: Diabetic foot infections (DFI) present a major morbidity, mortality and economic challenge for the tertiary health sector. However, lack of high quality evidence for specific treatment regimens for patients with DFIs may result in inconsistent management. This study aimed to identify DFI caseload proportion and patterns of clinical practice of Infectious Diseases (ID) Physicians and Trainees within Australia and New Zealand. Methods: A cross-sectional online survey of Australian and New Zealand ID Physicians and Trainees was undertaken, to estimate the overall ID caseload devoted to patients with DFIs and assess clinicians' management practices of patients with DFIs...
2018: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650807/perceptions-of-health-care-transition-care-coordination-in-patients-with-chronic-illness
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Monika Lemke, Rachel Kappel, Robert McCarter, Lawrence D'Angelo, Lisa K Tuchman
OBJECTIVES: Expert consensus jointly authored in 2011 by the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Academy of Family Physicians, and American College of Physicians supports the use of health care transition (HCT) care coordination (CC). Although gaps in care are addressed in these practice-based implementation recommendations, such recommendations have never undergone rigorous assessment. We assessed the effectiveness of implementation on quality of chronic illness care and CC during HCT for adolescents and young adults...
April 12, 2018: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650787/management-of-small-unruptured-intracranial-aneurysms-a-survey-of-neuroradiologists
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A Malhotra, X Wu, B Geng, D Hersey, D Gandhi, P Sanelli
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The long-term history and management of unruptured intracranial aneurysms is not well understood. Our aim was to determine current practice patterns in the management of unruptured intracranial aneurysms, especially regarding imaging surveillance for conservatively managed aneurysms of this type. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An on-line survey was designed to examine physician practice and preference regarding the management of small unruptured intracranial aneurysms (≤7 mm in diameter)...
April 12, 2018: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650745/circles-of-care-for-people-with-intellectual-and-developmental-disabilities-communication-collaboration-and-coordination
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REVIEW
Karen McNeil, Meg Gemmill, Dara Abells, Samantha Sacks, Terry Broda, Catherine R Morris, Cynthia Forster-Gibson
OBJECTIVE: To review health information exchange (HIE) processes that affect the health of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and to suggest practical tips and strategies for communicating, collaborating, and coordinating in the primary care setting. SOURCES OF INFORMATION: The "Primary care of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. 2018 Canadian consensus guidelines" literature review and interdisciplinary input...
April 2018: Canadian Family Physician Médecin de Famille Canadien
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650744/health-checks-for-adults-with-intellectual-and-developmental-disabilities-in-a-family-practice
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REVIEW
Ian Casson, Terry Broda, Janet Durbin, Angela Gonzales, Laurie Green, Elizabeth Grier, Yona Lunsky, Avra Selick, Kyle Sue
OBJECTIVE: To provide tips and tools for primary care practitioners carrying out health checks for adult patients with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and for implementing a systematic program of health checks in a group or team practice. SOURCES OF INFORMATION: The "Primary Care of Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. 2018 Canadian Consensus Guidelines" literature review and interdisciplinary input. Experience in implementing health checks in family practices was obtained through the primary care project of H-CARDD (Health Care Access Research and Developmental Disabilities)...
April 2018: Canadian Family Physician Médecin de Famille Canadien
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650741/help-for-behaviours-that-challenge-in-adults-with-intellectual-and-developmental-disabilities
#14
REVIEW
Laurie Green, Karen McNeil, Marika Korossy, Kerry Boyd, Elizabeth Grier, MacKenzie Ketchell, Alvin Loh, Yona Lunsky, Shirley McMillan, Amanda Sawyer, Anupam Thakur, Elspeth Bradley
OBJECTIVE: To provide primary care physicians with an understanding of the causes of behaviours that challenge (BTC) in adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), as presented in the 2018 Canadian consensus guidelines for primary care of adults with IDD; to offer a systematic approach to the assessment and treatment of such behaviours; and to link to tools to support these assessments. SOURCES OF INFORMATION: This review elaborates upon guidelines 26 to 29 in the mental health section of the 2018 Canadian consensus guidelines...
April 2018: Canadian Family Physician Médecin de Famille Canadien
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650707/errors-in-electronic-health-record-based-data-query-of-statin-prescriptions-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease-in-a-large-academic-multispecialty-clinic-practice
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Eric Y Shin, Patricia Ochuko, Kunal Bhatt, Brian Howard, Gerard McGorisk, Linda Delaney, Kristan Langdon, Marjan Khosravanipour, Andiran A Nambi, Allison Grahovec, Douglas C Morris, Penny Z Castellano, Leslee J Shaw, Laurence S Sperling, Abhinav Goyal
BACKGROUND: With the recent implementation of the Medicare Quality Payment Program, providers face increasing accountability for delivering high-quality care. Such pay-for-performance programs aim to leverage systematic data captured by electronic health record (EHR) systems to measure performance; however, the fidelity of EHR query for assessing performance has not been validated compared with manual chart review. We sought to determine whether our institution's methodology of EHR query could accurately identify cases in which providers failed to prescribe statins for eligible patients with coronary artery disease...
April 12, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650621/barriers-to-and-enablers-of-advance-care-planning-with-patients-in-primary-care-survey-of-health-care-providers
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Michelle Howard, Carrie Bernard, Doug Klein, Dawn Elston, Amy Tan, Marissa Slaven, Doris Barwich, John J You, Daren K Heyland
OBJECTIVE: To identify barriers to and enablers of advance care planning (ACP) perceived by physicians and other health professionals in primary care. DESIGN: Cross-sectional, self-administered survey. SETTING: Ontario, Alberta, and British Columbia. PARTICIPANTS: Family physicians (n = 117) and other health professionals (n = 64) in primary care. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Perceived barriers relating to the clinician, characteristics of patients, and system factors, rated on a 7-point scale from 0 (not at all) to 6 (an extreme amount), and enablers reported using an open-ended question...
April 2018: Canadian Family Physician Médecin de Famille Canadien
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650603/top-studies-relevant-to-primary-care-practice
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REVIEW
Danielle Perry, Michael R Kolber, Christina Korownyk, Adrienne J Lindblad, Jamil Ramji, Joey Ton, G Michael Allan
OBJECTIVE: To summarize 10 high-quality studies from 2017 that have strong relevance to primary care practice. QUALITY OF EVIDENCE: Study selection involved routine literature surveillance by a group of primary care health professionals. This included screening abstracts of important journals and Evidence Alerts, as well as searching the American College of Physicians Journal Club. MAIN MESSAGE: Topics of the 2017 articles include whether treating subclinical hypothyroidism improves outcomes or symptoms; whether evolocumab reduces cardiovascular disease as well as low-density lipoprotein levels; whether lifestyle interventions reduce medication use in patients with diabetes; whether vitamin D prevents cardiovascular disease, cancer, or upper respiratory tract infections; whether canagliflozin reduces clinical events in patients with diabetes; how corticosteroid injections affect knee osteoarthritis; whether drained abscesses benefit from antibiotic treatment; whether patients with diabetes benefit from bariatric surgery; whether exenatide reduces clinical events in patients with diabetes; and whether tympanostomy tubes affect outcomes in recurrent acute otitis media or chronic otitis media...
April 2018: Canadian Family Physician Médecin de Famille Canadien
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650602/primary-care-of-adults-with-intellectual-and-developmental-disabilities-2018-canadian-consensus-guidelines
#18
William F Sullivan, Heidi Diepstra, John Heng, Shara Ally, Elspeth Bradley, Ian Casson, Brian Hennen, Maureen Kelly, Marika Korossy, Karen McNeil, Dara Abells, Khush Amaria, Kerry Boyd, Meg Gemmill, Elizabeth Grier, Natalie Kennie-Kaulbach, Mackenzie Ketchell, Jessica Ladouceur, Amanda Lepp, Yona Lunsky, Shirley McMillan, Ullanda Niel, Samantha Sacks, Sarah Shea, Katherine Stringer, Kyle Sue, Sandra Witherbee
OBJECTIVE: To update the 2011 Canadian guidelines for primary care of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). METHODS: Family physicians and other health professionals experienced in the care of people with IDD reviewed and synthesized recent empirical, ecosystem, expert, and experiential knowledge. A system was developed to grade the strength of recommendations. RECOMMENDATIONS: Adults with IDD are a heterogeneous group of patients and have health conditions and factors affecting their health that can vary in kind, manifestation, severity, or complexity from those of others in the community...
April 2018: Canadian Family Physician Médecin de Famille Canadien
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650503/instructional-video-and-medical-student-surgical-knot-tying-proficiency-randomized-controlled-trial
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Katarzyna Bochenska, Magdy P Milad, John Ol DeLancey, Christina Lewicky-Gaupp
BACKGROUND: Many senior medical students lack simple surgical and procedural skills such as knot tying. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine whether viewing a Web-based expert knot-tying training video, in addition to the standard third-year medical student curriculum, will result in more proficient surgical knot tying. METHODS: At the start of their obstetrics and gynecology clerkship, 45 students were videotaped tying surgical knots for 2 minutes using a board model...
April 12, 2018: JMIR Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650483/solid-cystic-and-tubular-novice-ultrasound-skills-training-using-a-versatile-affordable-practice-model
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Shruti Sevak, Benjamin Lurvey, Ashley A Woodfin, Zachary Hothem, Rose E Callahan, James Robbins, Kathryn Ziegler
OBJECTIVE: In spite of the recognized benefits of ultrasound, many physicians have little experience with using ultrasound to perform procedures. Many medical schools and residency programs lack a formal ultrasound training curriculum. We describe an affordable ultrasound training curriculum and versatile, inexpensive practice model. DESIGN: Participants underwent a didactic session to teach the theory required to perform ultrasound-guided procedures. Motor skills were taught using a practice model incorporating analogs of common anatomic and pathologic structures into an opacified gelatin substrate...
April 9, 2018: Journal of Surgical Education
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