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Patient understanding of benefits, risks, and alternatives to screening colonoscopy.
CONCLUSIONS: Patients scheduled for screening colonoscopy have limited knowledge of its risks and alternatives; subjects with lower education levels and lower income have even less understanding. For patients who do not receive additional information until they have begun the preparation for the test, the quality of informed consent may be low. PMID: 23378074 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Famly Medicine - February 1, 2013 Category: Primary Care Authors: Schwartz PH, Edenberg E, Barrett PR, Perkins SM, Meslin EM, Imperiale TF Tags: Fam Med Source Type: research
Factors Affecting HPV Vaccine Use Among Recent Family Medicine Residency Graduates.
CONCLUSIONS: Recent graduates of family medicine training programs frequently offer the HPV vaccine to adolescent females. Multiple practice factors affected the odds of offering the vaccine. Though most respondents agree with using the vaccine in males, most do not offer it to males. PMID: 23378075 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Famly Medicine - February 1, 2013 Category: Primary Care Authors: Post RE, Carek PJ, Mainous Iii AG, Diaz VA, Johnson SP Tags: Fam Med Source Type: research
The family medicine residency training initiative in miscarriage management: impact on practice in washington state.
CONCLUSIONS: Our findings suggest that the RTI-MM was successful in influencing the practice of management of spontaneous abortion using MVA in this population and that support staff knowledge may impact physician practice. Integrating MVA into family medicine settings would potentially improve access to evidence-based, comprehensive care for women. PMID: 23378077 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Famly Medicine - February 1, 2013 Category: Primary Care Authors: Darney BG, Weaver MR, Stevens N, Kimball J, Prager SW Tags: Fam Med Source Type: research
Patient and provider comfort discussing substance use.
CONCLUSIONS: Patients likely to benefit from a discussion of substance use, those with current use, are the least likely to report comfort discussing that use. Interventions that increase patient activation or self-efficacy may also increase their comfort. This research guides future interventions to increase the prevalence of discussions on substance use. PMID: 23378078 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Famly Medicine - February 1, 2013 Category: Primary Care Authors: Ray MK, Beach MC, Nicolaidis C, Choi D, Saha S, Korthuis PT Tags: Fam Med Source Type: research
Effect of an intervention on medical resident knowledge and adult immunization rates.
CONCLUSIONS: Continued medical resident education is essential to improve resident knowledge of adult immunization recommendations and adult vaccination rates. However, this study demonstrated that additional strategies are necessary to achieve optimal adult vaccination rates. PMID: 23378079 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Famly Medicine - February 1, 2013 Category: Primary Care Authors: Beggs AE, Morrical-Kline KA, Wilhoite JE, Fick LB Tags: Fam Med Source Type: research
Fifteen-year outcomes of a rural residency: aligning policy with national needs.
CONCLUSIONS: As a result of this survey, we are aware of the postgraduate training design that is most successful at producing primary care physicians who enter isolated rural practice in areas of greatest need. There is a requirement for training incentives, federal funding, and Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education flexibility to support and accommodate the unique needs of training programs that demonstrate clear outcomes that are congruent with the needs of the rural American population and produce physicians who enter rural practice. PMID: 23378080 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Famly Medicine - February 1, 2013 Category: Primary Care Authors: Ross R Tags: Fam Med Source Type: research
[Mentor program: feedback of participating students : Response to the German Society for Rheumatology congress in Bochum].
[Mentor program: feedback of participating students : Response to the German Society for Rheumatology congress in Bochum]. Z Rheumatol. 2013 Feb;72(1):89-90 Authors: Riemekasten G, Gundelach B PMID: 23392603 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie - February 1, 2013 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Riemekasten G, Gundelach B Tags: Z Rheumatol Source Type: research
Energizing rheumatology training: put teaching back into the academic limelight.
PMID: 23378493 [PubMed - in process]
Source: J Rheumatol - February 1, 2013 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Mandell BF Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research
Can an interprofessional education tool improve healthcare professional confidence, knowledge and quality of inpatient diabetes care: a pilot study?
ConclusionThe education tool improved healthcare professional confidence, knowledge and may improve the quality of inpatient diabetes care.© 2013 The Authors. Diabetic Medicine © 2013 Diabetes UK
Source: Diabetic Medicine - February 1, 2013 Category: Endocrinology Authors: R. Herring, C. Pengilley, H. Hopkins, B. Tuthill, N. Patel, C. Nelson, A. Currie, D. L. Russell‐Jones Tags: Research: Care delivery Source Type: research
Learning from incident reports in the Australian medical imaging setting: handover and communication errors.
Conclusion: The handover of patients and clinical information to and from medical imaging is fraught with error, often compromising patient safety and resulting in communication of delayed or wrong diagnoses, unnecessary radiation exposure and a waste of limited resources. Corrective strategies to address safety concerns related to new information technologies, patient transfer and inadequate test result notification policies are relevant to all healthcare settings. Advances in knowledge: Handover and communication errors are prevalent in medical imaging. System-wide changes that facilitate effective communication are requ...
Source: The British Journal of Radiology - February 1, 2013 Category: Radiology Authors: Hannaford N, Mandel C, Crock C, Buckley K, Magrabi F, Ong M, Allen S, Schultz T Tags: Br J Radiol Source Type: research
An Actor–Critic based controller for glucose regulation in type 1 diabetes
Abstract: A novel adaptive approach for glucose control in individuals with type 1 diabetes under sensor-augmented pump therapy is proposed. The controller, is based on Actor–Critic (AC) learning and is inspired by the principles of reinforcement learning and optimal control theory. The main characteristics of the proposed controller are (i) simultaneous adjustment of both the insulin basal rate and the bolus dose, (ii) initialization based on clinical procedures, and (iii) real-time personalization. The effectiveness of the proposed algorithm in terms of glycemic control has been investigated in silico in adults, adoles...
Source: Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine - February 1, 2013 Category: Bioinformatics Authors: Elena Daskalaki, Peter Diem, Stavroula G. Mougiakakou Source Type: research
Public attitudes to financial incentive models for organs: a literature review suggests that it is time to shift the focus from ‘financial incentives’ to ‘reciprocity’
Summary Waiting lists for organs have stimulated interest in the use of financial incentives for organ donation (FIs), but the literature does not contain an adequate overview of studies of public attitudes toward this mode of procurement. We conducted a literature review of international peer‐reviewed research published between 2002 and 2012 on how members of the public position themselves toward FIs. We identified and analyzed 23 studies using MEDLINE, PsycINFO, Sociological Abstracts and cross‐reference search. The search included whole organs, donation, quantitative and empirical qualitative social scientific studi...
Source: Transplant International - February 1, 2013 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Klaus Hoeyer, Silke Schicktanz, Ida Deleuran Tags: Review Source Type: research
Management of limb fractures in a teaching hospital: comparison between Wenchuan and Yushu earthquakes.
Conclusion: Provision of suitable and sufficient medical care in a catastrophe can only be achieved by construction of sophisticated national disaster medical system, prediction of the injury types and number of injuries, and confirmation of participating hospitals?exact role. Based on the valuable rescue experiences after Wenchuan earthquake, the rescue was faster, more orderly and effective in Yushu earthquake. Nevertheless, there is still a long way to go in the development of a stronger emergent response to the disasters. PMID: 23384865 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Chinese Journal of Traumatology - February 1, 2013 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Min L, Tu CQ, Liu L, Zhang WL, Yi M, Song YM, Huang FG, Yang TF, Pei FX Tags: Chin J Traumatol Source Type: research
Epidemiology of livestock-related injuries in a major trauma center in Kashan, Iran.
Conclusion: Despite the low incidence, livestock-related injuries can damage major organs of human body and therefore appropriate training program to increase the safety awareness in home and outdoor is very important. PMID: 23384869 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Chinese Journal of Traumatology - February 1, 2013 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Mohammadzadeh M, Hosseinpour M, Khosravi GR, Mirzadeh AS, Jazayeri H Tags: Chin J Traumatol Source Type: research
Cephalomedullary fixation for femoral neck/intertrochanteric and ipsilateral shaft fractures: surgical tips and pitfalls.
Conclusion: Combination of ipsilateral femoral shaft fracture and neck/intertrochanteric fracture is a difficult fracture pattern for trauma surgeons. Cephalomedullary nail is an excellent implant for such fractures but it requires careful insertion to avoid complications. Surgery is technically demanding with a definite learning curve. Nevertheless, a majority of these fractures can be surgically managed by single-implant cephalomedullary fixation by following basic surgical principles that have been summarized in this article. PMID: 23384870 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Chinese Journal of Traumatology - February 1, 2013 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Bali K, Gahlot N, Aggarwal S, Goni V Tags: Chin J Traumatol Source Type: research
Frequency of fall-related injuries of female patients referred to the trauma center in the city of Kashan from years 2005 to 2008.
Conclusion: The results showed that fall incidences occurred in the old age group above 65 years. Fall injuries at this age may cause disability. Therefore, preventive measures should be taken, such as increasing the awareness of the aging population about the seriousness of fall incidence and encouraging the aged individuals to get involved in fitness program to remain physical fit and healthy. PMID: 23384871 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Chinese Journal of Traumatology - February 1, 2013 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Sayyah M, Khosravi G, Bigdeli M Tags: Chin J Traumatol Source Type: research
Practice Variation, Bias, and Experiential Learning in Cesarean Delivery: A Data‐Based System Dynamics Approach
ConclusionsThe repetitive nature of medical decision making, learning from past practice, and accumulating experience can account for increases in CD decisions and practice variation across physicians. Policies aimed at improving medical decision making should account for providers' feedback‐based learning mechanisms.
Source: Health Services Research - February 1, 2013 Category: Health Management Authors: Navid Ghaffarzadegan, Andrew J. Epstein, Erika G. Martin Tags: Simulation Methods in Health Services Research: Applications for Policy, Management, and Practice Source Type: research
[Pulsar perimetry : A review and new results].
We describe its dynamic range and the possibility of compensating for profound defects. Finally, we show the results obtained in normal patients and in those with ocular hypertension or initial glaucoma, as well as an analysis of glaucoma progression. The English full-text version of this article is available at SpringerLink (under supplemental). PMID: 23392836 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Der Ophthalmologe - February 1, 2013 Category: Opthalmology Authors: Gonzalez de la Rosa M, Gonzalez-Hernandez M Tags: Ophthalmologe Source Type: research
[Chylous ascites, a revealing sign of peritoneal tuberculosis in an 11-month-old infant.]
We report on a case of chylous ascites in an 1-month-old infant in Togo. The infant had been appropriately vaccinated, had normal growth and psychomotor development, and he was living in a rural area. He had fever that had started 3 months earlier and persisted despite various treatments with antimalarials and antibiotics. Then progressively abdominal pain with abdominal distension developed, while lactescent ascites was discovered after puncture. The patient was referred to the Lomé teaching hospital for advanced management. Intradermic reaction to tuberculin (IRD) was positive (16mm). Chylous ascites liquid analysis rev...
Source: Archives de Pediatrie - February 1, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Azoumah KD, Douti KN, N'timon B, Tsolényanu E, Adjenou KE, Bakondé B, Rédah D Tags: Arch Pediatr Source Type: research
by Stern et al is a first edition in the esteemed EXPERTddx collection published by Amirsys. This book is an excellent comprehensive pictorial guide of chest pathology that comes with an electronic reference Web site supplying an “overabundance” of additional images. The book is presumably primarily intended for radiology residents and chest radiologists, but its ease in readability makes it a great text for pulmonologists and even medical students, in my opinion.
Source: Academic Radiology - February 1, 2013 Category: Radiology Authors: Nimesh Patel Tags: The Bookshelf Source Type: research
Teaching Radiology in Medical School: An Association for Medical Student Educators in Radiology Survey
The presence of radiology and radiologists in medical school curricula is important for many reasons. Future physicians must learn how to use medical imaging effectively and efficiently for better patient care. Additionally, if medical students are not specifically trained in or exposed to radiology during their coursework, they may not have adequate opportunity to consider radiology as a career option. Finally, teaching radiology to medical students provides an excellent opportunity for radiologists to develop a positive reputation and to form strong collaborative relationships between radiology and other medical specialt...
Source: Academic Radiology - February 1, 2013 Category: Radiology Authors: Lyndsay Oancea, Richard Gunderman, Caroline Carrico, Christopher Straus Tags: Educational Perspective Source Type: research
Making Imaging Research a Part of Radiology Resident Training
A little over a decade ago, three initiatives appeared that were aimed at increasing participation of radiologists in research. In 1998, the American Board of Radiology approved the B. Leonard Holman Pathway for training radiologists as basic and clinical research scientists.
Source: Academic Radiology - February 1, 2013 Category: Radiology Authors: Clyde F. Barker Tags: Guest Editorial Source Type: research
Longer-term survival and health outcomes for children living with congenital heart defects
Abstract: As mortality after major cardiac surgery in early childhood falls, it becomes clearer that there is a high prevalence of ‘non-cardiac’ problems in survivors. Patient support groups for cardiac children have long lobbied for better access to general paediatric expertise and upcoming organizational changes underwrite this. Motor and cognitive deficits as well as emotional and behavioural difficulties may need addressing; all impact the child's quality of life. Participation in exercise-based activities and quality of life correlate poorly with disease severity, except at the worst end of the spectrum of heart d...
Source: Paediatrics and Child Health - February 1, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Rachel L. Knowles, Catherine Bull Tags: Symposium: Cardiovascular Source Type: research
Are maternal weight, eating and feeding practices associated with emotional eating in childhood?
CONCLUSIONS: The results highlight the relevance of maternal feeding behavior on emotional eating in childhood. In terms of preventing weight-related problems, the findings indicate the necessity of training parents in allowing their children more control and avoiding the restriction of food. PMID: 23380038 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Appetite - February 1, 2013 Category: Nutrition Authors: Kröller K, Jahnke D, Warschburger P Tags: Appetite Source Type: research
Food Intake Norms Increase and Decrease Snack Food Intake in a Remote Confederate Study.
Abstract Social factors have been reported to influence food intake. In the remote confederate paradigm, naive participants are led to believe that previous study participants have consumed a small or large amount of food. To date, there has been no demonstration using this paradigm that information about how much previous participants eat (food intake norms) both increase and decrease food intake in the same study. In the present experiment, we tested sixty-four undergraduate psychology students using a remote confederate design. We investigated the effect of both a high intake and low intake norm on food intake u...
Source: Appetite - February 1, 2013 Category: Nutrition Authors: Robinson E, Benwell H, Higgs S Tags: Appetite Source Type: research
MyPyramid-omega-3 fatty acid nutrition education intervention may improve food groups and omega-3 fatty acid consumption in university middle-aged women
This study was conducted to assess the impact of a nutrition education intervention on food groups and omega-3 (n-3) fatty acid consumption in middle-aged women. We hypothesized that participants who received educational materials about n-3 fatty acids would have a higher consumption of foods rich in n-3 fatty acids than the MyPyramid group. The first phase of this study used the qualitative method to identify the beliefs and interests of middle-aged women about the topic of nutrition. Data were collected using semistructured individual interviews. Phase 2 was a quantitative study to assess the effectiveness of MyPyramid t...
Source: Nutrition Research - February 1, 2013 Category: Nutrition Authors: Wan-Ju J. Yen, Nancy M. Lewis Tags: Original Research Source Type: research
Letter to the Editor
The article “Buyer Beware: Stopping Fraud in Nursing Education” by Murray et al provides a helpful overview of the issues facing students who seek nursing education today. The authors rightly point out that most state Boards of Nursing (BONs) restrict their regulatory oversight to prelicensure programs and do not address complaints or concerns related to nurse practitioner (NP) programs. Diversity in state regulations and oversight of advanced practice registered nurse programs means that prospective students must be diligent in questioning any NP program regarding ability to meet state clinical and faculty requireme...
Source: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners - February 1, 2013 Category: Nursing Authors: Tracy Klein Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research
Addressing the Texas Health Care Crisis: Effective Use of Advanced Practice Registered Nurses
Abstract: Texas is experiencing an unprecedented health care crisis, including a shortage of primary care providers. The current site-based delegation practice model for advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) restricts public access to qualified providers. APRNs are equipped to immediately address the crisis in Texas by providing accessible, affordable, high-quality care if they are permitted to practice to the full extent of their education and training. Texas APRN organizations are working with stakeholders to propose a new collaborative practice model during the 2013 legislative session. Using APRNs is projected to...
Source: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners - February 1, 2013 Category: Nursing Authors: Jessica L. Peck Tags: Features Source Type: research
Motivational Interviewing: How Advanced Practice Nurses Can Impact the Rise of Chronic Diseases
This article provides an overview of motivational interviewing (MI) and how it can be an alternative to traditional educational methods for increasing patients’ internal motivation to change. Advanced practice nurses can play a pivotal role in decreasing the rise of chronic diseases by incorporating MI into patient care.
Source: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners - February 1, 2013 Category: Nursing Authors: Candace Jo Bishop, Joanie Jackson Tags: Features Source Type: research
Neonatal Nurse Practitioners: Influences on Career Choice
Conclusions: To increase the number of practicing NNPs, the most robust recruitment efforts should occur among current RNs.
Source: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners - February 1, 2013 Category: Nursing Authors: Gary L. Freed, Kelly M. Dunham, Kristy Martyn, Leanne Nantais-Smith, Lauren M. Moran, Laura Spera Tags: Features Source Type: research
It’s ironic that many NPs probably don’t think that much about policy because it is so fundamental. There wouldn’t even be NPs, a profession defined in law and licensed by governments, without policy. As NPs, we interact with government at many levels, from the starting line (licensure) to the everyday (Medicare/Medicaid, reporting communicable diseases) to the future (workforce initiatives, funding for education program development).
Source: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners - February 1, 2013 Category: Nursing Authors: Donald Gardenier Tags: Point/Counterpoint Source Type: research
The Journal for Nurse Practitioners Continuing Education Credit Application
Source: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners - February 1, 2013 Category: Nursing Tags: CE Test and Application Source Type: research
Challenging care deficits: Showing, telling and teaching.
PMID: 23386622 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Nursing Ethics - February 1, 2013 Category: Nursing Authors: Gallagher A Tags: Nurs Ethics Source Type: research
Is educating community nurses about end-of-life care a waste of resources?
Abstract The health system-and palliative care in particular-are facing difficult financial times due to spending cuts. It seems that when times are this hard one of the first things to go is staff education, which is disturbing considering that it takes years to train community palliative care nurses to function at specialist level. PMID: 23370841 [PubMed - in process]
Source: British Journal of Community Nursing - February 1, 2013 Category: Nursing Authors: Nyatanga B Tags: Br J Community Nurs Source Type: research
Improving access to CPD for nurses: the uptake of online provision.
Abstract Qualified nurses want to access courses that develop their knowledge and skills base within specific areas that are relevant to the work that they do. Traditional methods of delivery for post registration education usually involve attendance at a university or continuing professional development department for lectures and seminars. It is well known that barriers exist which prevent staff from being released to attend such educational activities, or to fund nurses education and development directly. Furthermore, education of the nursing workforce presents a dilemma for many education providers due to the r...
Source: British Journal of Community Nursing - February 1, 2013 Category: Nursing Authors: Ousey K, Roberts D Tags: Br J Community Nurs Source Type: research
Attire and district nursing.
Abstract The public image of the registered nurse (RN) is under scrutiny with barely a day passing without questions about pre-registration education or poor standards of some RNs in practice. The nursing profession appears to be under siege from a myriad of critics with few asking about the standards of performance of other health professions, despite the reality that healthcare is delivered by multi-disciplinary teams. It is almost as if nursing is an isolated profession when there are identified shortcomings in healthcare delivery, but it is part of the multi-disciplinary team when its crucial contribution to ex...
Source: British Journal of Community Nursing - February 1, 2013 Category: Nursing Authors: While A Tags: Br J Community Nurs Source Type: research
Fever as a predictor of doctor shopping in the paediatric population.
CONCLUSION. Doctor shopping is highly prevalent among caregivers of children with acute paediatric conditions. Most caregivers do not know the potential complications of this behaviour. Further measures should be taken to educate subjects on the associated dangers of this behaviour and the natural course of acute illnesses with fever. PMID: 23378348 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Hong Kong Med J - February 1, 2013 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Hariman KW, Lam SC, Lam YW, Luk KH, Poon KK, Li AM Tags: Hong Kong Med J Source Type: research
Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration in lung cancer: the first experience in Hong Kong.
CONCLUSION. Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration is highly effective in determining the diagnosis and lymph node staging in patients with lung cancer. In combination with its excellent safety profile, it should be considered a frontline diagnostic test for patients presenting with mediastinal abnormalities suspicious of lung cancer. PMID: 23378350 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Hong Kong Med J - February 1, 2013 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Wong MK, Ho JC, Loong F, Lam DC, Wong WM, Tam TC, Han L, Ip MS Tags: Hong Kong Med J Source Type: research
Patient perception and knowledge on total joint replacement surgery.
CONCLUSION. Patients did recognise the advantages of total joint replacement surgery in treating arthritis. However, they had many concerns about its outcome that warrant clarification. Public education on these aspects is necessary to address concerns, and may be achieved in cooperation with the media. PMID: 23378352 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Hong Kong Med J - February 1, 2013 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Cheung KW, Chung SL, Chung KY, Chiu KH Tags: Hong Kong Med J Source Type: research
Review on the use of insulin in primary care.
This article reviews the most updated clinical guidelines on insulin use to better equip family physicians on the initiation and titration of insulin in primary care. PMID: 23378356 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Hong Kong Med J - February 1, 2013 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Chan PF, Lai LK, Wong SN, Chao DV, Lau IT Tags: Hong Kong Med J Source Type: research
[Role of pediatricians in the diagnosis and therapy of dyslexia, dysgraphia and dyscalculia].
Abstract Pediatricians play an important role in the diagnosis and therapy of children with dyslexia, dysgraphia or dyscalculia. These syndromes strongly affect children's school performance. Children with dyslexia, dysgraphia or dyscalculia show a significant underachievement in reading, writing or counting and their failure to meet the school requirements undermines their self confidence and positive self-concept. As a result, children with learning problems often become aggressive, frustrated or play the clown in the classroom. According to the Hungarian law children with any learning difficulties have the right...
Source: Orvosi Hetilap - February 1, 2013 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Gergely K, Lakos R Tags: Orv Hetil Source Type: research
Analysis and modeling of neural processes underlying sensory preconditioning.
Abstract Sensory preconditioning (SPC) is a procedure to demonstrate learning to associate between relatively neutral sensory stimuli in the absence of an external reinforcing stimulus, the underlying neural mechanisms of which have remained obscure. We address basic questions about neural processes underlying SPC, including whether neurons that mediate reward or punishment signals in reinforcement learning participate in association between neutral sensory stimuli. In crickets, we have suggested that octopaminergic (OA-ergic) or dopaminergic (DA-ergic) neurons participate in memory acquisition and retrieval in app...
Source: Neurobiology of Learning and Memory - February 1, 2013 Category: Neurology Authors: Matsumoto Y, Hirashima D, Mizunami M Tags: Neurobiol Learn Mem Source Type: research
Continuing medical education program in transfusion.
PMID: 23384102 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Transfusion - February 1, 2013 Category: Hematology Authors: Klingemann H, Grodman C, Cutler E, Duque M, Dadidlo D, Klein AK, Sprague KA, Miller KB, Comenzo RL, Kewalramani T, Yu N, Van Etten RA, McKenna DH Tags: Transfusion Source Type: research
Relation of socio‐economic status to impaired fasting glucose and Type 2 diabetes: findings based on a large population‐based cross‐sectional study in Tianjin, China
ConclusionsLower income and retirement are associated with increased odds of impaired fasting glucose and Type 2 diabetes in Tianjin, China. Education and occupation may play a role in glycaemic control among patients with Type 2 diabetes.© 2013 The Authors. Diabetic Medicine © 2013 Diabetes UK
Source: Diabetic Medicine - February 1, 2013 Category: Endocrinology Authors: H. Zhang, W. Xu, A. K. Dahl, Z. Xu, H.‐X. Wang, X. Qi Tags: Short Report Source Type: research
Definition of High Risk Type 1 Diabetes HLA-DR and HLA-DQ Types Using Only Three Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms.
Abstract Evaluating risk of developing type 1 diabetes (T1D) depends on determining an individual's HLA type, especially of the HLA DRB1 and DQB1 alleles. Individuals positive for HLADRB1* 03 (DR3) and/or HLA-DRB1*04 (DR4) with DQB1*03:02 (DQ8) have the highest risk of developing T1D. Currently, HLA typing methods are relatively expensive and timeconsuming. We sought to determine the minimum number of SNPs that could rapidly define the HLA-DR types relevant to T1D, namely, DR3/4, DR3/3, DR4/4, DR3/X, DR4/X and DRX/X (where X is neither DR3 nor DR4) and could distinguish the highest risk DR4 type (DR4-DQB1*03:02) as...
Source: Diabetes - February 1, 2013 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Nguyen C, Morahan G, Varney M, Harrison L Tags: Diabetes Source Type: research
Preamble to the profile of dr abboud and reflections on the future of american medical education.
PMID: 23371899 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Circulation Research - February 1, 2013 Category: Cardiology Authors: Bolli R Tags: Circ Res Source Type: research
Naturopaths and Western herbalists' attitudes to evidence, regulation, information sources and knowledge about popular complementary medicines.
CONCLUSION: Naturopaths and WHM practitioners accept the importance of scientific evidence whilst maintaining the importance and use of traditional evidence. The majority are in favour of professional registration. PMID: 23374206 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - February 1, 2013 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Braun LA, Spitzer O, Tiralongo E, Wilkinson JM, Bailey M, Poole SG, Dooley M Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research
An effort to spread decision AIDS in five california primary care practices yielded low distribution, highlighting hurdles.
Abstract Despite the proven efficacy of decision aids as interventions for increasing patient engagement and facilitating shared decision making, they are not used routinely in clinical care. Findings from a project designed to achieve such integration, conducted at five primary care practices in 2010-12, document low rates of distribution of decision aids to eligible patients due for colorectal cancer screening (9.3 percent) and experiencing back pain (10.7 percent). There were also no lasting increases in distribution rates in response to training sessions and other promotional activities for physicians and cli...
Source: Pain Physician - February 1, 2013 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Lin GA, Halley M, Rendle KA, Tietbohl C, May SG, Trujillo L, Frosch DL Tags: Health Aff (Millwood) Source Type: research
Personal service assistance: Musculoskeletal disorders and injuries in consumer‐directed home care
ConclusionsWe offer recommendations to improve hazard assessment as well as training and information distribution related to home care programs. With the population aging, home care jobs require increasing oversight to prevent WRMSDs. Am. J. Ind. Med. © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Source: American Journal of Industrial Medicine - February 1, 2013 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Julia Faucett, Taewoon Kang, Robert Newcomer Tags: Research Article Source Type: research