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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344093/current-best-practice-in-the-management-of-cystitis-and-pelvic-pain
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REVIEW
Jayne Louise Douglas-Moore, Jonathan Goddard
Bladder pain syndrome (BPS) is a difficult disorder to diagnose and subsequently manage despite having been recognized for more than 200 years according to references in medical literature. There are currently three widely accepted guidelines on BPS: the American Urological Association Guidelines; the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in conjunction with the British Society of Urogynaecologists Guidelines; and the European Association of Urology Guidelines. These guidelines have similarities to each other but also significant differences...
January 2018: Therapeutic Advances in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340856/core-point-of-care-ultrasound-curriculum-what-does-every-anesthesiologist-need-to-know
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REVIEW
Massimiliano Meineri, Gregory L Bryson, Ramiro Arellano, Nikolaos Skubas
Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is becoming an integral part of anesthesia practice throughout the world. Despite the growing interest in POCUS among trainees and faculty, POCUS training is variable among universities across Canada. This suggests a need for curriculum development and standardization. International guidelines for Emergency Medicine and Critical Care have common frameworks and may be used as a reference to model anesthesia-specific curricula. The Royal College of Anaesthetists of the United Kingdom currently offers the only nationally approved POCUS curriculum for anesthesia and critical care trainees...
January 16, 2018: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330347/performance-of-candidates-disclosing-dyslexia-with-other-candidates-in-a-uk-medical-licensing-examination-cross-sectional-study
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Zahid B Asghar, Aloysius Niroshan Siriwardena, Chris Elfes, Jo Richardson, James Larcombe, Katherine A Neden, Amer Salim, David Smalley, Carol Blow
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: The aim of this study was to compare performance of candidates who declared an expert-confirmed diagnosis of dyslexia with all other candidates in the Applied Knowledge Test (AKT) of the Membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners licensing examination. STUDY DESIGN: We used routinely collected data from candidates who took the AKT on one or more occasions between 2010 and 2015. Multivariate logistic regression was used to analyse performance of candidates who declared dyslexia with all other candidates, adjusting for candidate characteristics known to be associated with examination success including age, sex, ethnicity, country of primary medical qualification, stage of training, number of attempts and time spent completing the test...
January 12, 2018: Postgraduate Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319476/canmeds-scholars-a-national-survey-on-urology-residents-attitudes-towards-research-during-training
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Ogi Solaja, Thomas A A Skinner, Thomas B Mcgregor, D Robert Siemens
INTRODUCTION: Participation in scholarly activity is an important tenet of residency training and is firmly entrenched in Canada since the introduction of CANMEDS roles by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons. As Canadian residency programs transition to competency-based training, it will remain important to understand how to best implement and encourage scholarly pursuits among resident trainees. The objective of this study was to understand the experiences, attitudes, and barriers that surgical residents face when pursuing research during their training...
December 22, 2017: Canadian Urological Association Journal, Journal de L'Association des Urologues du Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317516/digital-pathology-access-and-usage-in-the-uk-results-from-a-national-survey-on-behalf-of-the-national-cancer-research-institute-s-cm-path-initiative
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Bethany Jill Williams, Jessica Lee, Karin A Oien, Darren Treanor
AIM: To canvass the UK pathology community to ascertain current levels of digital pathology usage in clinical and academic histopathology departments, and prevalent attitudes to digital pathology. METHODS: A 15-item survey was circulated to National Health Service and academic pathology departments across the UK using the SurveyMonkey online survey tool. Responses were sought at a departmental or institutional level. Where possible, departmental heads were approached and asked to complete the survey, or forward it to the most relevant individual in their department...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315095/observational-study-in-healthy-volunteers-to-define-interobserver-reliability-of-ultrasound-haemodynamic-monitoring-techniques-performed-by-trainee-doctors
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Benjamin M Bussmann, Shrey Sharma, David Mcgregor, William Hulme, Tim Harris
OBJECTIVES: Bedside ultrasound is increasingly being used to guide fluid management in shocked patients. Little data exist on the inter-rater reliability of techniques used, especially when performed by nonexpert trainee doctors. The primary aim of this study is to measure the inter-rater reliability of five ultrasound techniques commonly used to guide fluid management: inferior vena cava collapsibility index (IVCCI), transthoracic echocardiography (TTE)-derived stroke volumes, ultrasound cardiac output monitor (USCOM) derived stroke volume and carotid artery blood flow and corrected flow time measurements...
January 8, 2018: European Journal of Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314600/the-febs-journal-in-2018-putting-a-bit-of-color-in-your-life-and-your-figures
#7
EDITORIAL
Seamus J Martin
Seamus Martin holds the Smurfit Chair of Medical Genetics at the Smurfit Institute of Genetics, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. He works on all aspects of cell death control and is especially interested in the links between cell death, cell stress and inflammation. He received the GlaxoSmithKline Award of The Biochemical Society (2006) and The RDS-Irish Times Boyle Medal (2015) for his work on the role of caspases in apoptosis and was elected to the Royal Irish Academy in 2006 and EMBO in 2009. He is the Editor-in-Chief of The FEBS Journal since 2014...
January 2018: FEBS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305566/an-update-report-on-the-harmonization-of-adult-reference-intervals-in-australasia
#8
Gus Koerbin, Ken Sikaris, Graham R D Jones, Robert Flatman, Jillian R Tate
The Australasian Association of Clinical Biochemists (AACB) has over the past 5 years been actively working to achieve harmonized reference intervals (RIs) for common clinical chemistry analytes using an evidence-based checklist approach where there is sound calibration and metrological traceability. It has now recommended harmonized RIs for 18 common clinical chemistry analytes which are performed in most routine laboratories and these have been endorsed by the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (RCPA)...
January 6, 2018: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302934/a-class-comparison-of-medication-persistence-in-people-with-type-2-diabetes-a-retrospective-observational-study
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Andrew McGovern, William Hinton, Silvio Calderara, Neil Munro, Martin Whyte, Simon de Lusignan
INTRODUCTION: Longer medication persistence in type 2 diabetes (T2D) is associated with improved glycaemic control. It is not clear which oral therapies have the best persistence. The objective of this study was to compare medication persistence across different oral therapies in people with T2D. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort analysis using a primary-care-based population, the Royal College of General Practitioners Research and Surveillance Centre cohort...
January 4, 2018: Diabetes Therapy: Research, Treatment and Education of Diabetes and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298710/emergency-medicine-for-25%C3%A2-years-in-iceland-history-of-the-specialty-in-a-nutshell
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Jón Baldursson, Hjalti Már Björnsson, Ari Palomäki
After the early implementation of Emergency Medicine (EM) 25 years ago, Iceland became the first Nordic country to nationally realize the benefits of this specialty. However, the road has been rocky as in many other countries. The early years of EM in Iceland were characterized by a significant shortage of resources, particularly a lack of medical staff dedicated to EM and properly trained for the services required. The main task for the first couple of decades was to build the infrastructure of an operational emergency department based primarily on the model of EM...
January 3, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29283293/resource-planning-in-glaucoma-a-tool-to-evaluate-glaucoma-service-capacity
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Ruchika Batra, Hannah E Sharma, Ibrahim Elaraoud, Shabbir Mohamed
BACKGROUND: The National Patient Safety Agency (2009) publication advising timely follow-up of patients with established glaucoma followed several reported instances of visual loss due to postponed appointments and patients lost to follow-up. The Royal College of Ophthalmologists Quality Standards Development Group stated that all hospital appointments should occur within 15% of the intended follow-up period. AIM: To determine whether: 1. Glaucoma follow-up appointments at a teaching hospital occur within the requested time 2...
December 28, 2017: Seminars in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29278045/an-evaluation-of-the-views-of-gp-specialty-trainees-on-their-involvement-in-medical-student-teaching
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Stephanie Zamoyski, Hugh Alberti
Background A recent survey in the North East of England (now Health Education England in the North East) revealed that General Practice Specialty Trainees (GPSTs) wished for more opportunities to teach. The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) states that GPSTs are ideally placed to deliver undergraduate teaching. The aim of this study was to investigate to what extent GPSTs perceived a pilot of teaching medical students to be useful in their development. Methods Ethical approval was granted by Newcastle University...
December 26, 2017: Education for Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276017/evaluation-of-the-effect-of-the-herpes-zoster-vaccination-programme-3-years-after-its-introduction-in-england-a-population-based-study
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Gayatri Amirthalingam, Nick Andrews, Philip Keel, David Mullett, Ana Correa, Simon de Lusignan, Mary Ramsay
BACKGROUND: In 2013, a herpes zoster vaccination programme was introduced in England for adults aged 70 years with a phased catch-up programme for those aged 71-79 years. We aimed to evaluate the effect of the first 3 years of the vaccination programme on incidence of herpes zoster and postherpetic neuralgia in this population. METHODS: In this population-based study, we extracted data from the Royal College of General Practitioners sentinel primary care network on consultations with patients aged 60-89 years for herpes zoster and postherpetic neuralgia occurring between Oct 1, 2005, and Sept 30, 2016, obtaining data from 164 practices...
December 21, 2017: Lancet. Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273085/adult-human-periodontal-ligament-derived-stem-cells-delay-retinal-degeneration-and-maintain-retinal-function-in-rcs-rats
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Li Huang, Zongyi Li, Haibin Tian, Weiguo Wang, Dawei Cui, Zhe Zhou, Xiao Chen, Herman S Cheung, Guo-Tong Xu, Yu Chen
BACKGROUND: Retinal degeneration (RD) is a leading cause of irreversible blindness, affecting millions of people worldwide. Stem cell transplantation has been considered a promising therapy for retinal degenerative diseases. This study aimed to investigate the therapeutic potential of human periodontal ligament-derived stem cells (hPDLSCs) for intervention in the progress of this degeneration in the Royal College Surgeons (RCS) rat. METHODS: hPDLSCs were injected into the subretinal space of 3-week-old RCS rats...
December 22, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29261541/the-medical-school-admissions-process-and-meeting-the-public-s-health-care-needs-never-the-twain-shall-meet
#15
Jennifer Cleland
Medical schools typically assess how good their selection process is using metrics such as students' assessment performance and the academic success of alumni on later indicators of academic ability and clinical competence, such as Royal College of Physicians or specialty board examinations. To address global issues with the maldistribution of doctors and increasing numbers of new medical school graduates choosing not to work in a clinical context requires different measurements of medical school admissions processes, like those related to graduates' career outcomes (e...
December 19, 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260896/the-surgical-personality-does-it-exist
#16
Matthew Whitaker
Introduction This study aims to answer the question of whether surgeons have different personalities to non-surgeons. Methods Members of the Royal College of Surgeons of England were sent an email survey containing 50 standard questions from the Five Factor personality assessment, which scores each respondent in five key personality traits (conscientiousness, agreeableness, neuroticism, openness, extroversion). Results were analysed and compared with a population-level data set from a survey conducted by the BBC...
January 2018: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29258185/do-clinicians-ask-pregnant-women-about-exposures-to-tobacco-and-cannabis-smoking-second-hand-smoke-and-e-cigarettes-an-australian-national-cross-sectional-survey
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Gillian S Gould, Yael Bar Zeev, Laura Tywman, Christopher Oldmeadow, Simon Chiu, Marilyn Clarke, Billie Bonevski
Clinicians often ask pregnant women about tobacco smoking, but their practices of asking about other smoking and nicotine exposures are unknown. This study analysed how often clinicians ask pregnant women about their use of e-cigarettes, cannabis, chewing tobacco, and second-hand smoke (SHS) exposure. Two cross-sectional surveys were undertaken. A random sample of 500 General Practitioner (GP) members were invited from the National Faculty of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (NFATSIH) to complete an on-line survey, and 5571 GP and Obstetrician (OBS) members of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) were sent a paper survey by mail...
December 16, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248624/association-of-surgeons-in-training-conference-bournemouth-2017
#18
EDITORIAL
A P Williams, R L Harries, H M Mohan
The Association of Surgeons in Training (ASiT) is a professional body and registered charity working to promote excellence in surgical training for the benefit of junior doctors and patients alike. The Association provides support at both regional and national levels throughout the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland. Originally founded in 1976, ASiT is independent of the National Health Service (NHS), Surgical Royal Colleges, and specialty associations. The 2017 Annual Conference in Bournemouth brought together over 700 delegates for a diverse educational weekend with numerous expert guest speakers...
December 14, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234522/maternal-mental-health-and-child-problem-behaviours-disentangling-the-role-of-depression-and-borderline-personality-dysfunction
#19
Fay Huntley, Nicola Wright, Andrew Pickles, Helen Sharp, Jonathan Hill
Background: It is not known whether associations between child problem behaviours and maternal depression can be accounted for by comorbid borderline personality disorder (BPD) dysfunction. Aim: To examine the contributions of maternal depression and BPD symptoms to child problem behaviours. Method: Depression trajectories over the first-year postpartum were generated using repeated measurement from a general population sample of 997 mothers recruited in pregnancy...
November 2017: BJPsych Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234521/mental-health-difficulties-and-suicidal-behaviours-among-young-migrants-multicentre-study-of-european-adolescents
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Elaine M McMahon, Paul Corcoran, Helen Keeley, Mary Cannon, Vladimir Carli, Camilla Wasserman, Marco Sarchiapone, Alan Apter, Judit Balazs, Raphaela Banzer, Julio Bobes, Romuald Brunner, Doina Cozman, Christian Haring, Michael Kaess, Jean-Pierre Kahn, Agnes Kereszteny, Ursa Mars Bitenc, Bogdan Nemes, Vita Poštuvan, Pilar A Sáiz, Merike Sisask, Alexandra Tubiana, Peeter Värnik, Christina W Hoven, Danuta Wasserman
Background: Migration has been reported to be associated with higher prevalence of mental disorders and suicidal behaviour. Aims: To examine the prevalence of emotional and behavioural difficulties, suicidal ideation and suicide attempts among migrant adolescents and their non-migrant peers. Method: A school-based survey was completed by 11 057 European adolescents as part of the Saving and Empowering Young Lives in Europe (SEYLE) study. Results: A previous suicide attempt was reported by 386 (3...
November 2017: BJPsych Open
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