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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192275/first-trimester-medical-abortion-practices-in-canada-national-survey
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Edith R Guilbert, Althea S Hayden, Heidi E Jones, Katharine O'Connell White, E Steven Lichtenberg, Maureen Paul, Wendy V Norman
OBJECTIVE: To understand the current availability and practice of first-trimester medical abortion (MA) in Canada. DESIGN: Using public sources and professional networks, abortion facilities across Canada were identified for a cross-sectional survey on medical and surgical abortion. English and French surveys were distributed by surface or electronic mail between July and November 2013. SETTING: Canada. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 94 abortion facilities were identified...
April 2016: Canadian Family Physician Médecin de Famille Canadien
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167515/practical-approaches-to-optimize-adolescent-immunization
#2
Henry H Bernstein, Joseph A Bocchini
With the expansion of the adolescent immunization schedule during the past decade, immunization rates notably vary by vaccine and by state. Addressing barriers to improving adolescent vaccination rates is a priority. Every visit can be viewed as an opportunity to update and complete an adolescent's immunizations. It is essential to continue to focus and refine the appropriate techniques in approaching the adolescent patient and parent in the office setting. Health care providers must continuously strive to educate their patients and develop skills that can help parents and adolescents overcome vaccine hesitancy...
February 6, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155308/ototoxicity-management-an-investigation-into-doctors-knowledge-and-practices-and-the-roles-of-audiologists-in-a-tertiary-hospital
#3
Anna Wium, Berna Gerber
BACKGROUND: A significant number of medications that are prescribed by doctors to treat cancers, tuberculosis and infections are ototoxic. Disclosure of ototoxic risks is ethical practice as patients have the right to be properly informed about and involved in decisions about their health care. Often, doctors fail to disclose such information. AIM: This research investigated whether a group of doctors working in a South African academic hospital inform their patients about the ototoxic risks associated with specific medications, and if not, explore the reasons for it...
December 1, 2016: South African Journal of Communication Disorders. die Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Kommunikasieafwykings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143600/doctors-learning-experiences-in-end-of-life-care-a-focus-group-study-from-nursing-homes
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Anette Fosse, Sabine Ruths, Kirsti Malterud, Margrethe Aase Schaufel
BACKGROUND: Doctors often find dialogues about death difficult. In Norway, 45% of deaths take place in nursing homes. Newly qualified medical doctors serve as house officers in nursing homes during internship. Little is known about how nursing homes can become useful sites for learning about end-of-life care. The aim of this study was to explore newly qualified doctors' learning experiences with end-of-life care in nursing homes, especially focusing on dialogues about death. METHODS: House officers in nursing homes (n = 16) participated in three focus group interviews...
January 31, 2017: BMC Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141707/bullying-and-adhd-which-came-first-and-does-it-matter
#5
Robert Keder, Robert Sege, Peter C Raffalli, Marilyn Augustyn
Aiden, a 13-year-old boy in the sixth grade who is relatively new to your practice, is seen for follow-up after his routine physical last month when you noted concerns for possible attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and gave the family Vanderbilt Scales to complete. Aiden has a family history of ADHD, specific learning disabilities, and mood disorder.His mother reports that she is concerned about how Aiden is doing at school; his teachers are complaining that he is not doing his work, and she is worried that he may be kept back in school...
February 2017: Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics: JDBP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115542/consent-by-proxy-for-nonurgent-pediatric-care
#6
Jonathan M Fanaroff
Minor-aged patients are often brought to the pediatrician for nonurgent acute medical care, physical examinations, or health supervision visits by someone other than their legally authorized representative, which, in most situations, is a parent. These surrogates or proxies can be members of the child's extended family, such as a grandparent, adult sibling, or aunt/uncle; a noncustodial parent or stepparent in cases of divorce and remarriage; an adult who lives in the home but is not biologically or legally related to the child; or even a child care provider (eg, au pair, nanny, private-duty nurse/nurse's aide, group home supervisor)...
January 23, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115437/driving-and-dementia-efficient-approach-to-driving-safety-concerns-in-family-practice
#7
REVIEW
Linda Lee, Frank Molnar
OBJECTIVE: To provide primary care physicians with an approach to driving safety concerns when older persons present with memory difficulties. SOURCES OF INFORMATION: The approach is based on an accredited memory clinic training program developed by the Centre for Family Medicine Primary Care Collaborative Memory Clinic. MAIN MESSAGE: One of the most challenging aspects of dementia care is the assessment of driving safety. Drivers with dementia are at higher risk of motor vehicle collisions, yet many drivers with mild dementia might be safely able to continue driving for several years...
January 2017: Canadian Family Physician Médecin de Famille Canadien
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096006/immunizations-challenge-healthcare-personnel-and-affects-immunization-rates
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Pamela K Strohfus, Susan C Kim, Sara Palma, Russell A Duke, Richard Remington, Caleb Roberts
PURPOSE: This study measured 1. medical office immunization rates and 2. health care personnel competency in managing vaccine practices before and after evidence-based immunization education was provided. METHOD: This descriptive study compared 32 family medicine and pediatric offices and 178 medical assistants, licensed practical nurses, registered nurses, nurse practitioners, and physicians in knowledge-based testing pre-education, post-education, and 12-months post-education...
February 2017: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076685/diffusion-of-evidence-based-intensive-care-unit-organizational-practices-a-state-wide-analysis
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Rachel Kohn, Vanessa Madden, Jeremy M Kahn, David A Asch, Amber E Barnato, Scott D Halpern, Meeta Prasad Kerlin
RATIONALE: Several intensive care unit (ICU) organizational practices have been associated with improved patient outcomes. However, the uptake of these evidence-based practices is unknown. OBJECTIVES: To assess diffusion of ICU organizational practices across the state of Pennsylvania. METHODS: We conducted two web-based, cross-sectional surveys of ICU organizational practices in Pennsylvania acute care hospitals, in 2005 (chief nursing officer respondents) and 2014 (ICU nurse manager respondents)...
February 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062808/practice-innovation-for-care-integration-opioid-management-and-quality-measurement-in-family-medicine
#10
EDITORIAL
Anne Victoria Neale, Marjorie A Bowman, Dean A Seehusen
Ringing in the new year 2017! This may finally be the year of real practice improvement after many false starts. Research into practice transformation has informed both local work and national policy. Human factors and payment structures are key. And payment structures depend on how quality is measured. Large gaps between practicing physician recommendations for the most important quality measures and those currently imposed externally are exposed in this issue. Also see information on in-practice social work consultations and their outcomes and recommendations from innovators in integrated care, and for chronic opioid therapy management based on visits to many family medicine offices...
January 2017: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine: JABFM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051841/a-review-of-a-national-training-initiative-to-increase-provider-use-of-mat-to-address-the-opioid-epidemic
#11
REVIEW
Frances R Levin, Adam Bisaga, Maria A Sullivan, Arthur Robin Williams, Kathryn Cates-Wessel
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The Providers' Clinical Support System for Medication Assisted Treatment (PCSS-MAT) initiative focuses on training and mentoring health professionals in the treatment of opioid use disorders (OUD) using pharmacological strategies. Led by the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP), PCSS-MAT is a consortium representing four of the five national professional organizations authorized by DATA 2,000-AAAP, American Osteopathic Academy of Addiction Medicine, American Psychiatric Association, and American Society of Addiction Medicine...
December 2016: American Journal on Addictions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017529/what-patients-think-about-their-interventional-radiologists-assessment-using-a-leading-physician-ratings-website
#12
Chika C Obele, Richard Duszak, C Matthew Hawkins, Andrew B Rosenkrantz
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate patient satisfaction scores for interventional radiologists (IRs) across the United States using a leading physician ratings website. METHODS: The physician ratings website Healthgrades was manually queried for all 2,774 Medicare-participating self-designated IRs. All patient-reviewed IRs for whom the primary "likelihood of recommending to family and friends" field was scored were included, resulting in 781 included IRs...
December 22, 2016: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28006961/key-informants-perceptions-on-the-implementation-of-a-national-program-for-improving-nutritional-status-of-children-in-iran
#13
Delaram Ghodsi, Nasrin Omidvar, Arash Rashidian, Hossein Raghfar, Hassan Eini-Zinab, Marziyeh Ebrahimi
INTRODUCTION: Childhood malnutrition is a major public health issue. Multidisciplinary approach for Improvement of Nutritional Status of Children in Iran was implemented in order to reduce malnutrition among children. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate the implementation aspect of the program and to explore key informants' perceptions and experience regarding the factors affected its implementation. METHODS: Data were collected through the review of secondary data and semistructured interviews at national, province, and local levels...
January 1, 2016: Food and Nutrition Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003943/envisioning-and-leading-organizational-transformation-one-organ-procurement-organization-s-journey
#14
Jeffrey P Orlowski
BACKGROUND:  In 2012, one organ procurement organization (OPO) welcomed a new President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). This OPO, LifeShare Transplant Donor Services of Oklahoma (LifeShare), had just celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2011. While LifeShare was well-established chronologically, growth in organ donors and organs transplanted from these donors had occurred at a much slower rate during the collaborative era and afterward (2003-2011) than the donor/transplant growth the United States (US), as a whole, had experienced...
November 15, 2016: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995826/patient-staff-and-clinician-perspectives-on-implementing-electronic-communications-in-an-interdisciplinary-rural-family-health-practice
#15
Feng Chang, Thivaher Paramsothy, Matthew Roche, Nishi S Gupta
: Aim To conduct an environmental scan of a rural primary care clinic to assess the feasibility of implementing an e-communications system between patients and clinic staff. BACKGROUND: Increasing demands on healthcare require greater efficiencies in communications and services, particularly in rural areas. E-communications may improve clinic efficiency and delivery of healthcare but raises concerns about patient privacy and data security. METHODS: We conducted an environmental scan at one family health team clinic, a high-volume interdisciplinary primary care practice in rural southwestern Ontario, Canada, to determine the feasibility of implementing an e-communications system between its patients and staff...
December 20, 2016: Primary Health Care Research & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940120/integrating-mental-and-physical-health-services-using-a-socio-emotional-trauma-lens
#16
Lauren Dayton, Jen Agosti, Deirdre Bernard-Pearl, Marian Earls, Kate Farinholt, Betsy McAlister Groves, Mark Rains, Barry Sarvet, Holly C Wilcox, Lawrence S Wissow
This article provides a synthesis of the lessons learned from the Pediatric Integrated Care Collaborative (PICC), a SAMHSA-funded project that is part of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network. The high prevalence of trauma exposure in childhood and shortage of mental health services has informed efforts to integrate mental and behavioral health services in pediatric primary care. This article outlines strategies to integrate care following the six goals of the PICC change framework: create a trauma/mental health informed office; involve families in program development; collaborate and coordinate with mental health services; promote resilience and prevent mental health problems through a particular focus on trauma-related risks; assess trauma-related somatic and mental health issues; and address trauma-related somatic and mental heath issues...
December 2016: Current Problems in Pediatric and Adolescent Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933576/-medical-certificates-and-examinations-in-family-doctor-s-office-indications-barriers-and-relevance-of-standardization
#17
Livia Ertl, Linda Sanftenberg, Jörg Schelling
BACKGROUND: In view of medical care being required more and more, the doctors' tight time should be reserved for tasks which correspond to their qualification. A standardization of certificates might save time and improve quality. OBJECTIVE: This paper overviews the role of certificates and the required examinations in family doctor's everyday practice. Current practices, difficulties and suggestions for improvements were worked out in order to illuminate the potential for standardization...
December 2016: MMW Fortschritte der Medizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884056/community-assets-and-capabilities-to-recruit-and-retain-gps-the-community-apgar-questionnaire-in-rural-victoria
#18
Daniel R Terry, Ed Baker, David F Schmitz
INTRODUCTION: Rural communities continue to experience significant challenges recruiting and retaining physicians. The Community Apgar Questionnaire (CAQ) was developed in Idaho in the USA to comprehensively assess the characteristics associated with successful recruitment and retention of rural physicians. The CAQ has been utilised and validated across the USA; however, its value in rural Australia has not been examined. The objective of this study was to use the CAQ in rural Australia to examine its utility and develop a greater understanding of the community factors that impact general practitioner (GP) recruitment and retention...
October 2016: Rural and Remote Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865336/lesbian-gay-bisexual-and-transgender-families
#19
REVIEW
Cecil R Webster, Cynthia J Telingator
Families headed by sexual minorities encounter unique barriers to care and health equity despite greater cultural acceptance and visibility. Empirical research suggests that children in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) families develop and function comparably to those from traditional families. In helping families, awareness of family structure is important. The health care provider should be familiar with family composition, and their community, social supports, race/ethnic concerns, financial issues, and other vulnerabilities...
December 2016: Pediatric Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865096/salmonellosis-in-poland-in-2014
#20
Małgorzata Sadkowska-Todys, Mirosław P Czarkowski
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study is to assess the epidemiological situation of salmonellosis in Poland in 2014 in comparison to the previous years. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The evaluation was based on the data from the bulletin “Infectious diseases and poisoning in Poland 2014”, information from the laboratories of sanitary-epidemiological stations and reports from the epidemiological investigations in outbreaks of salmonellosis, sent by the sanitary-epidemiological stations to the Department of Epidemiology, as well as the data from the Department of Demographic Studies of the Central Statistical Office...
2016: Przegla̧d Epidemiologiczny
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