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Accordino Melissa K - - 2013
The issue of medication noncompliance is becoming increasingly important in oncology as more cancer therapies are delivered orally. Medication adherence is difficult to assess and there is no gold standard of measurement. The act of measuring adherence can affect outcomes. Medication noncompliance is common, and is estimated to be 50% ...
Seger Andrew C - - 2012
Antineoplastic preparation presents unique safety concerns and consumes significant pharmacy staff time and costs. Robotic antineoplastic and adjuvant medication compounding may provide incremental safety and efficiency advantages compared with standard pharmacy practices. We conducted a direct observation trial in an academic medical center pharmacy to compare the effects of usual/manual ...
Corbett Nancy - - 2012
In 2009, two large, West Coast perinatal units began a performance improvement project for obstetric hemorrhage. In this article we discuss the use of structured team debriefings for obstetric hemorrhage cases to measure performance improvement. Lessons learned from debriefings can be vital in gauging if recommended interventions are effectively embedded ...
Long Jeremiah R - - 2011
Virtual colonoscopy (VC), also known as CT colonography, continues to gain momentum worldwide as a safe and accurate alternative to traditional optical colonoscopy (OC) for colorectal cancer (CRC) screening. Within the US Army medical system, VC has experienced sustained growth since the program's inception in 2003. Integral to the success ...
Smith Ian - - 2010
As day surgery continues to expand, more patients will be encountered who are chronically taking a range of cardiovascular medications for the management of hypertension and ischaemic heart disease. This review will consider the available evidence relating to whether or not these medications should be continued throughout the perioperative period ...
Baker Justin N - - 2010
Parents may fear that a do-not-resuscitate (DNR) order will result in reduction of the level, quality, and priority of their child's medical care. We therefore assessed medical care that was continued, added, and discontinued after a DNR order was placed in the medical record. Retrospective review of the charts of ...
Fan Pohoey - - 2010
Article Title: Diagnosis of Congenital Unicuspid Aortic Valve in Adult Population: The Value and Limitation of Transesophageal Echocardiography(Echocardiography 2010;27:1106).
Mahmood Tahir - - 2010
The arguments in favour of recertification have been made cogently. Doctors in the UK on the whole continue to enjoy the trust and respect of their patients and the general public, but the Shipman enquiry led by Dame Janet Smith questioned the validity of the existing system. Following a lengthy ...
Costa A - - 2010
One of the first reports on the state of medical education was published in 1910 in North America, with the support of the Carnegie Foundation, showing that the interest for this issue dates back at least a century. Doctors (and nurses) are among the few professionals who managed to avoid ...
López-Candales Angel - - 2010
Article Title: Right Ventricular Apical Contractility in Acute Pulmonary Embolism: The McConnell Sign Revised (Echocardiography 2010;27:613).
Stafford Renae E - - 2010
The American Board of Surgery has adopted the Maintenance of Certification requirement for surgeons. It requires continuous professional development (CPD) using active and passive learning modalities in contrast to traditional continuing medical education (CME). The Rural Trauma Team Development Course developed by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma ...
Sherman Alan - - 2010
The field of professional medical continuing education is changing rapidly. The traditional format for continuing education for health care professionals has long been classroom learning. This form of learning has been found to be relatively ineffective in changing learners' practice patterns. The reasons most often cited are that there is ...
Hakim Fayaz A - - 2010
Article Title: Parachute Mitral Valve in Adults - A Systematic Overview (Echocardiography 2010;27:580).
Thomson Alistair - - 2011
Revalidation has begun with relicensing in 2009. All paediatricians will have to demonstrate that they meet generic standards in the General Medical Council's (GMC) Good Medical Practice for continued relicensing. Paediatricians on the specialist register will have to demonstrate that they meet the specialist standards set by the College and ...
Nasir Khurram - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Whether measuring and reporting of coronary artery calcium scores (CACS) might lead to changes in cardiovascular risk management is not established. In this observational study, we examined whether high baseline CACS were associated with the initiation as well continuation of new lipid-lowering medication (LLM), blood pressure-lowering medication (BPLM), and ...
Burns Andrew T - - 2010
Article Title: Left Ventricular Torsion Parameters are Affected by Acute Changes in Load (Echocardiography 2010;27:406).
Vallurupalli Srikanth - - 2010
Article Title: Infection and the Risk of Topical Anesthetic Induced Clinically Significant Methemoglobinemia after Transesophageal Echocardiography.
Rodgers Delores J - - 2010
The previous continuing medical education (CME) cycle began on January 1, 2007, and ended on December 31, 2009. All members of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), other than those exempted, were required to participate in the CME program and to meet specified CME credit hour requirements for that CME cycle. ...
Rodwin Marc A - - 2010
Through the 1960s, many people claimed that drug advertising was educational and physicians often relied on it. Continuing Medical Education (CME) was developed to provide an alternative. However, because CME relied on grants, industry funders chose the subjects offered. Now policymakers worry that drug firms support CME to promote sales ...
Sandars John - - 2010
BACKGROUND: There is an increasing provision of online continuing medical education (CME) and some learners are high users of this approach. AIMS: To understand why some learners choose to make high use of online CME. METHODS: An online self-completed questionnaire sent to users who had completed 30 British Medical Journal ...
Marinangeli Christopher Pf - - 2010
As hyperlipidemia, including hypercholesterolemia (HC) and hypertriglyceridemia (HTN), continue to challenge North America's healthcare systems, patients continue to seek efficacious and safe natural therapies that complement pharmaceutical interventions. However, despite the ever-growing body of research supporting the use of functional foods and nutraceuticals (FFN) for the prevention and treatment of ...
Mahan John D - - 2010
The hallmark of the professional is continued development and expanded expertise based on acquisition of new knowledge and refinement of clinical skills. Medical knowledge acquisition is a key component of professional development for fellows in training as well as practicing physicians. New medical knowledge may be acquired via experience/instruction in ...
Lo Bernard - - 2010
Articles in this issue by Steinman and colleagues, Dubovsky and colleagues, and Camilleri and Parke illustrate how academic health centers (AHCs) and professional membership organizations can take the lead in improving conflict of interest (COI) policies. In this commentary, the strategies explored in these articles are examined in the context ...
Harris John M JM - - 2010
Physician use of online continuing medical education (CME) is growing, but there are conflicting data on the uptake of online CME and few details on this market. Analyses of 11 years of data from the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and a survey of 272 publicly available CME ...
Hawkins Stanley A - - 2010
Sir Hans Sloane was born in Killyleagh, Co Down, the seventh and last son of Alexander Sloane. His father, who was of Scottish ancestry, had a long association with James Hamilton, Earl of Clanbrassil who had acquired the castle in Killyleagh and extensive estates in east Down. The Hamilton family ...
Richard Conti C - - 2009
Conflicts of interest are mainly financial when it comes to physician/industry relationships. Financial relationships are those in which a person benefits by receiving money in any amount in the previous 12 months. The Accreditation Council of Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) defines conflict of interest as, "when an individual has an ...
Garattini Livio - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: We examined Continuing Medical Education (CME) systems in a sample of six EU countries: Austria, Belgium, France, Italy, Norway, and the UK. The aim of this comparative study was to assess the main country-specific institutional settings applied by governments. METHODS: A common scheme of analysis was applied to investigate ...
Fan Pohoey - - 2009
Article Title: Observer Variation in the Echocardiographic Measurement of Maximum Atrial Septal Excursion: A Comparison of M-Mode with Two-Dimensional or Transesophageal Echocardiography.
van Mook Walther N K A - - 2009
Given the changes in society we are experiencing, the increasing focus on patient centred care and acknowledgment that medical education needs to continue not only in the residency programmes but throughout the doctors career, is not surprising. This article describes the attention currently paid to professionalism in the residency programmes, ...
Fan Pohoey - - 2009
Gradients Derived by Cardiac Catheterization and by Doppler Echocardiography in Aortic Stenosis: How Often Does Pressure Recovery Play a Role?
Gai Yunwei - - 2009
Medication persistence is important for adequate control of blood pressure. In this article, we assess the association between gaps in insurance coverage and continued antihypertensive medication using a US national representative sample. We used three recent panels from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS). Our sample included hypertensive individuals 18-65 ...
Fan Pohoey - - 2009
Article Title: Association between Left Atrium Enlargement and Intradialytic Hypotension: Role of Diastolic Dysfunction in the Hemodynamic Complications during Hemodialysis.
Thengampallil Abraham - - 2009
Radiologic technologists need a basic understanding of pharmacology principles. This is particularly true during radiographic examinations involving contrast media administration. A fundamental knowledge of pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics can help radiologic technologists and radiologist assistants better understand how medications act, possible adverse reactions medications can cause in patients and the principles ...
Funk Matthew F - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to document and describe the policies governing conflict of interest (COI) among select organizations and institutions offering chiropractic continuing education. METHODS: Surveys were sent to the following: all North American chiropractic colleges; major national chiropractic organizations; and state chiropractic organizations in states with ...
Merritt Beverly - - 2009
Medscape, LLC is pleased to provide online continuing medical education (CME) for this journal article, allowing clinicians the opportunity to earn CME credit. This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship ...
Marinopoulos Spyridon S - - 2009
BACKGROUND: A core mission of the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) is the education of its members, including continuing medical education (CME). The question of what evidence supports the effectiveness of CME activities became central to the ACCP's Educational Resources Division and its education committee. METHODS: An application for ...
Davis Dave - - 2009
BACKGROUND: There has been sizable debate and widespread skepticism about the effect of continuing medical education (CME) on the performance of physicians in the practice setting. This portion of the review was undertaken to examine that effect. METHODS: The guideline panel used data from a comprehensive review of the effectiveness ...
Bordage Georges - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Physicians are continuously engaging in continuing medical education (CME) activities. Whether CME activities actually improve their knowledge and whether multiple media, instructional techniques, and exposures are better than single experiences are questions that are still under discussion. METHODS: The Johns Hopkins Evidence-based Practice Center for Healthcare Research and Quality ...
Villani G - - 2009
Pursuant to the Italian healthcare framework, sponsorship of Continuing Medical Education (CME) for healthcare professionals governs the relationship between the medical industry and the healthcare sector, as public institutions are directly involved in it. Sponsorship is based on a voluntarily sharing of mutual benefits between two contracting parties, namely the ...
Lowe Mary Martin - - 2009
BACKGROUND: The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Evidence Report identified and assessed audience characteristics (internal factors) and external factors that influence the effectiveness of continuing medical education (CME) in changing physician behavior. METHODS: Thirteen studies examined a series of CME audience characteristics (internal factors), and six studies looked ...
González-Espada Wilson J - - 2009
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and Arkansas Children's Hospital (ACH) sponsor Peds PLACE (Pediatric Physician Learning and Collaborative Education), a telemedicine continuing education program. This study assessed to what extent participants were satisfied with Peds PLACE and how to improve it. It was found that 95% of ...
Lowe Mary Martin - - 2009
To ensure that continuing medical education (CME) continues to evolve so that it offers educational activities that are relevant to physicians in keeping with the definition of CME, CME providers must respond to and prepare for emerging expectations. This article puts into context the impact of the current emphasis on ...
Orth, H; ;
Sensible interpretation of microbiological reports can make a difference to patient management. <i> Continuing Medical Education</i> Vol. 26 (11) 2008: pp. 545-547
Steenkamp, WC; ;
In the developing world few patients with burns of more than 40% of their body area survive, but those who do are faced with major challenges. <i> Continuing Medical Education</i> Vol. 26 (9) 2008: pp. 424-426
Pond Belinda R - - 2009
There are well documented geographical, financial, social and professional barriers to continuing professional development (CPD) and peer support for rural medical practitioners, which significantly influence the recruitment and retention of health care professionals in rural areas. The Support Scheme for Rural Specialists (SSRS) provides a coordinated and collaborative framework to ...
Rotomskis Ricardas - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To examine the learning and practice needs of medical professionals in the field of continuing education of biomedical physics in Lithuania. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study was based on a questionnaire survey of 309 medical professionals throughout Lithuania, 3 focus group discussions, and 18 interviews with medical and physics ...
Mazmanian Paul E - - 2009
There is a dual system of continuing medical education (CME) accreditation in the United States, with developmental milestones dating back four decades. The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) approves national providers of CME. State medical societies (SMS) approve intrastate providers. The ACCME recognizes SMS to approve intrastate providers ...
Maisonneuve Hervé - - 2009
Since reliable information is scarce to describe continuing medical education (CME) and revalidation in Europe, we carried out a survey in 5 selected countries (France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom). A tested questionnaire was sent to 2 experts per country (except in Germany), during August-September 2004. In the ...
Brown H James - - 2009
Reduction of unexplained variation in medical practice and health outcomes is of paramount importance, which indicates a need for a continuum of medical learning that begins in medical school and continues until the end of a professional career. That, in turn, indicates need for continuing assessment of professional competence. The ...
Mazmanian Paul E - - 2009
The continuing medical education (CME) system of the United States is being questioned for its integrity. Leaders in medicine and in government are asking about the effectiveness of CME, the influence of commercial support, and the value of CME credit and accreditation in assuring CME courses offer valid content, free ...
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