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Chung Raymond R Radiology, Ground Floor, St. James Wing, St. George's Healthcare NHS Trust, Blackshaw Road, Tooting, London, SW17 0QT, England, UK, - - 2014
Type 2 endoleaks (EL2) are the most commonly encountered endoleaks following EVAR. Despite two decades of experience, there remains considerable variation in the management of EL2 with controversies ranging from if to treat, when to treat and how to treat. Here, we summarise the available evidence, describe the treatment techniques ...
Seehusen Dean A - - 2014
This issue contains several articles that highlight the effect of context and tradeoffs encountered in the practice of family medicine. Some articles demonstrate how context affects the implementation of the patient-centered medical home model, the community risk of a measles outbreak, the rate of complementary and alternative medicine among different ...
Langlois Jean J Department of Emergency Medicine, Centre hospitalier universitaire de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada; Department of Surgery, University of Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Quebec, - - 2014
Spatial abilities have been related in previous studies to three-dimensional (3D) anatomy knowledge and the performance in technical skills. The objective of this study was to relate spatial abilities to residency programs with different levels of content of 3D anatomy knowledge and technical skills. The hypothesis was that the choice ...
Winston Flaura K FK The Department of Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA The Center for Injury Research and Prevention, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA The Leonard Davis Institute for Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, - - 2014
Inexperienced, less-skilled driving characterises many newly licensed drivers and contributes to high crash rates. A randomised trial of TeenDrivingPlan (TDP), a new learner driver phase internet-based intervention, demonstrated effectiveness in improving safety relevant, on-road driving behaviour, primarily through greater driving practice diversity. To inform future learner driver interventions, this analysis ...
Charles Lesley L Division of Care of the Elderly, Department of Family Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, - - 2014
There is a growing mandate for Family Medicine residency programs to directly assess residents' clinical competence in Care of the Elderly (COE). The objectives of this paper are to describe the development and implementation of incremental core competencies for Postgraduate Year (PGY)-I Integrated Geriatrics Family Medicine, PGY-II Geriatrics Rotation Family ...
Willis Deanna R DR Department of Family Medicine, Indiana - - 2014
Practice-based learning and improvement (PBLI) has been promoted as a key component of competency-based training in medical student education, but little is known about its implementation. This project is part of a larger CERA omnibus survey of family medicine medical student clerkship directors carried out from July to September 2012. ...
Badolato Joseph E JE Seattle, WA, - - 2014
Some subspecialists earn triple (and even quadruple) what FPs do, and there's really no reason for this.
Rojas-Roldan Ledy L Georgia Regents University, Augusta, GA, USA. Email: - - 2014
A 46-year-old Caucasian female with a history of epilepsy came into our family medicine center complaining of weakness, fatigue, and arthralgia that made it difficult for her to walk. She'd had these symptoms for 6 months and reported having amenorrhea and hot flashes for the past 2 years.
Flinkenflögel Maaike M Department of Family and Community Medicine (FAMCO), National University of Rwanda, Butare, Rwanda, Department of Family Medicine and PHC, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium, - - 2014
Health-care systems based on primary health care (PHC) are more equitable and cost effective. Family medicine trains medical doctors in comprehensive PHC with knowledge and skills that are needed to increase quality of care. Family medicine is a relatively new specialty in sub-Saharan Africa. To explore the extent to which ...
Acikgoz A A Nursing Department, Eskisehir Higher School of Health, Eskisehir Osmangazi University, Eskisehir, Turkey (Drs Acikgoz, Örsal, and Balcı-Alparslan); and Youth Friendly Center, Eskişehir Osmangazi University, Eskisehir, Turkey (Ms - - 2014
This descriptive study was conducted to determine the traditional practices used by 1410 mothers in the care of their babies in Eskisehir, Turkey. The results of the present study suggest that traditional practices, which sometimes may be hazardous or beneficial, are widely used by Turkish mothers. We recommend that families ...
Zhao Yan Y Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, - - 2014
Early detection of cervical dysplasia can reduce the incidence and mortality of cervical cancer, but unnecessary testing may lead to invasive evaluation and psychological harm. In 2012 the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists published revised cervical cancer screening guidelines. This study aims to assess the knowledge and awareness of ...
Bowman Marjorie A - - 2014
The majority of articles in this issue report on clinical conditions, adding to our knowledge base with which we practice family medicine. Topics range from childhood obesity to tobacco abuse treatment for patients with psychiatric disorders. We also have clinical papers on testing for group A streptococcus pharyngitis, incidentalomas identified ...
Rumboldt Mirjana M University of Split School of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine, Split, Croatia. - - 2014
The problems, current status, and opportunities of national and international collaboration between the academic family medicine institutions in Southern Europe, particularly in the region of ex Yugoslavia, as perceived from the standpoint of the Department of Family Medicine in Split University School of Medicine, Split, Croatia, are presented in this ...
Pavličević Ivančica I University of Split School of Medicine, Department of family medicine, Šoltanska 2, 21000 Split, Croatia. - - 2014
This study aimed at synthesizing funding opportunities in the field of family medicine by determining the number of family medicine projects, as well as number of project leaderships and/ or participations by each country. This was done in order to encourage inclusion of physicians in countries with underdeveloped research networks ...
McAnuff Jennifer J Children's Occupational Therapy Service, Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust, Leeds, - - 2014
Effective family-clinician interactions are important for good health outcomes. Two types of interactions are consistently recommended: relational (e.g. listening, empathy, and respect) and participatory (e.g. shared decision-making, planning and problem-solving), but there is little specific guidance on how to implement these interactions in practice. To identify specific, practice-based examples of ...
Elder Nancy C NC University of Cincinnati Department of Family and Community Medicine, Cincinnati, - - 2014
PURPOSE The clinician-colleague relationship is a cornerstone of relationship-centered care (RCC); in small family medicine offices, the clinician-medical assistant (MA) relationship is especially important. We sought to better understand the relationship between MA roles and the clinician-MA relationship within the RCC framework. METHODS We conducted an ethnographic study of 5 ...
Goh L G LG Division of Family Medicine, National University Health System, NUHS Tower Block, 1E Kent Ridge Road, Level 9, Singapore 119228. - - 2014
This review provides an update of education and training in family medicine in Singapore and worldwide. Family medicine has progressed much since 1969 when it was recognised as the 20th medical discipline in the United States. Three salient changes in the local healthcare landscape have been noted over time, which ...
Ross Michael D MD Department of Physical Therapy, University of Scranton, 800 Linden Street, Scranton, PA - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to compare knowledge in managing low back pain (LBP) between physical therapists and family practice physicians. Fifty-four physical therapists and 130 family practice physicians currently serving in the U.S. Air Force completed standardized examinations assessing knowledge, attitudes, the usefulness of clinical practice guidelines, and ...
Baldor Robert R Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Massachusetts Medical - - 2014
Little is known about the impact of hospitalists on family medicine residencies. We surveyed family medicine residency directors to assess attitudes about hospitalists and their involvement in residency teaching. Questions were included in the 2012 Council of Academic Family Medicine Educational Research Alliance (CERA) survey of family medicine residency directors. ...
Wong Elaine - - 2014
Mipomersen (Kynamro) for homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia.
Doohan Noemi C NC the Department of Family Medicine, Eisenhower Medical Center, Rancho Mirage, CA; Department of Family Medicine, Georgetown University, Washington DC; Department of Family Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR; Carolyn Downs Family Medical Center, Seattle WA; Department of Family Medicine, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, San Jose CA - - 2014
The Future of Family Medicine (FFM) project has helped shape and direct the evolution of primary care medicine over the past decade. Pisacano Scholars, a group of leaders in family medicine supported by the American Board of Family Medicine, gathered for a 2-day symposium in April 2013 to explore the ...
Bliss Erika - - 2014
In October 2000 the family of family medicine convened the Keystone III conference at Cheyenne Mountain Resort. Keystone III participants included members of Generation I (entered practice before 1970), Generation II (entered 1970-1990), and Generation III (entered after 1990). They represented a wide range of family physicians, from medical students ...
Sturmberg Joachim P JP Department of General Practice, Newcastle University, Newcastle, New South Wales, - - 2014
PURPOSE Over the past 7 decades, theories in the systems and complexity sciences have had a major influence on academic thinking and research. We assessed the impact of complexity science on general practice/family medicine. METHODS We performed a historical integrative review using the following systematic search strategy: medical subject heading ...
Mudiyanse Rasnayaka M RM Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. - - 2014
The practice of family medicine is not well established in many developing countries including Sri Lanka. The Sri Lankan Government funds and runs the health facilities which cater to the health needs of a majority of the population. Services of a first contact doctor delivered by full time, vocationally trained, ...
Lacasse Miriam M a Department of Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine, Faculty of Medicine , Laval University , Québec City , - - 2014
Background: The CanMEDS-Family Medicine (CanMEDS-FM) framework defines the expected terminal enabling competencies (EC) for family medicine (FM) residency training in Canada. However, benchmarks throughout the 2-year program are not yet defined. Purposes: This study aimed to identify expected time frames for achievement of the CanMEDS-FM competencies during FM residency training ...
Anderson Zachary L - - 2013
Purpose:To compare the management of prediabetes between a family practice clinic and internal medicine/endocrinology practice.Methods:A randomized, retrospective evaluation of the medical history in 168 eligible patients with a diagnosis of prediabetes or abnormal blood glucose (BG) at a family practice clinic (n = 78) and an internal medicine/endocrinology practice (n ...
Svab Igor - - 2013
ABSTRACT After decades of developing family medicine, one can see that it has been successful in defining its principles and in proving the importance of its contribution using quantitative measures of quality that are prevailing today. But if family medicine needs to make a real contribution to society, it needs ...
Buono Nicola - - 2013
Objective. To document family medicine research in the 25 EGPRN member countries in 2010. Design. Semi-structured survey with open-ended questions. Setting. Academic family medicine in 23 European countries, Israel, and Turkey. Subjects. 25 EGPRN national representatives. Main outcome measures. Demographics of the general population and family medicine. Assessments, opinions, and ...
Johnson Katherine M KM Dept. of Sociology, Tulane University, 220E Newcomb Hall, New Orleans, LA 70118. Electronic address: - - 2013
Egg and sperm donation can create distinct issues for designating family boundaries. These issues come to the forefront as relations between donors, recipients, and donor-conceived children have been shifting from anonymous to more open arrangements in the US and other western countries. In this study, I address US organizational practices ...
Yarmohammadi Hassan - - 2013
Modern scientific achievements in the field of contraception are clearly indebted to past studies. Al-Akhawayni Bukhari was a Persian physician in the 10th century. He lived during the 'Golden Age of Islamic Medicine' (9th to 12th century AD). This scientist recorded his knowledge on various medical matters, including contraception, in ...
Locke Amy B - - 2013
The use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) and Integrative Medicine (IM) has grown steadily over the past decade. Patients seek physician guidance, yet physicians typically have limited knowledge and training. There is some coverage of IM/CAM topics in medical schools and residencies but with little coordination or consistency. In ...
Côté Luc - - 2013
To ascertain the opinions of graduating family physicians about collaboration between family physicians and community pharmacists. Anonymous online survey. Two French-Canadian university family medicine residency programs. The 2010 and 2011 graduating family physicians (N = 343) from the University of Montreal and Laval University in Quebec. Content of written prescriptions; ...
Ng Victor K - - 2013
This study evaluates the self-perceived awareness of the new CanMEDS-Family Medicine (CanMEDS-FM) roles by family medicine residents. A 22-question online survey. Canadian family medicine residency programs. All residents enrolled in a Canadian family medicine residency as of September 2010 received the survey between May and June 2011. A total of ...
Scherger Joseph E - - 2013
Ian McWhinney, MD, who passed away 1 year ago this month, was a founder of family medicine in North America. As a social philosopher and a naturalist, he had a great influence on the development of family medicine.
Nair Jerald J - - 2013
The plant family Amaryllidaceae is of provenance in the South African region which is known to harbour about a third of the global complement of around 1000 species. It has widespread usage in the traditional medicinal practices of the indigenous peoples of the region. As a consequence and given its ...
Orientale Eugene E - - 2013
How long a resident must train to achieve competency is an ongoing debate in medicine. For family medicine, there is an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)-approved proposal to examine the benefits of lengthening family medicine training from 3 to 4 years. The rationale for adding another year of residency ...
Naik Sadananda B - - 2013
Informing the family members about the sudden death of their loved one is a highly stressful experience for the treating doctors. Breaking the bad news to the bereaved family needs special skill on the part of the clinicians. An elaborate, step-wise modified action plan for breaking the sad news and ...
Isaac Carol - - 2013
The high attrition rate of female physicians pursuing an academic medicine research career has not been examined in the context of career development theory. We explored how internal medicine residents and faculty experience their work within the context of their broader life domain in order to identify strategies for facilitating ...
Ramanayake R P J C RP Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya, Kelaniya, Sri - - 2013
Sri Lankan health system consists of Allopathic, Ayurvedic, Unani, and several other systems of medicine and allopathic medicine is catering to the majority of the health needs of the people. As in many other countries, Sri Lankan health system consists of both the state and the private sector General practitioners, ...
Sorinola Olanrewaju O - - 2013
Background: Faculty development (FD) has been defined as a planned programme to prepare institutions and faculty members for their roles in the areas of teaching, research, administration and career management. However, there are few generalisable evaluations of FD activities available to help family medicine FD planners to choose the most ...
Carek Peter J - - 2013
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: With funding from the American Board of Family Medicine, the Review Committee for Family Medicine of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education has undertaken a project to examine the length of training for family medicine residents. This project comes at a time when concerns are being ...
Fingerhut Patricia E - - 2013
The goal of this study was to determine whether pediatric occupational therapy practitioners implemented family-centered principles in their practice. Twenty-eight occupational therapy practitioners were interviewed in three practice settings: home based, clinic based, and school based. A grounded theory approach was used to analyze the results. Responses were compared across ...
Fisher Dena M - - 2013
The American Board of Medical Specialties' Performance in Practice ("Part IV") portion of Maintenance of Certification (MOC) requirement provides an opportunity for practicing physicians to demonstrate quality improvement (QI) competence. However, specialty boards' certification of one physician at a time does not tap into the potential of collective effort. This ...
Shaughnessy Allen F - - 2013
The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Outcome Project intended to move residency education toward assessing and documenting resident competence in 6 dimensions of performance important to the practice of medicine. Although the project defined a set of general attributes of a good physician, it did not define the actual ...
Moosa Shabir S Department of Family Medicine, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. - - 2013
The World Health Organization encourages comprehensive primary care within an ongoing personalised relationship, including family physicians in the primary healthcare team, but family medicine is new in Africa, with doctors mostly being hospital based. African family physicians are trying to define family medicine in Africa, however, there is little clarity ...
Wallace Robin R Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA. - - 2013
Family physicians, as primary care providers for reproductive-aged women, frequently initiate or refer patients for management of early pregnancy failure (EPF). Safe and effective options for EPF treatment include expectant management, medical management with misoprostol, and aspiration in the office or operating room. Current practice does not appear to reflect ...
Ronen Gabriel M - - 2013
The practice of pediatric neurology demands a high level of responsibility at multiple levels. These include listening carefully to people's stories in order to assess each situation, planning and implementing investigations and therapies, individual and family counseling, longitudinal follow-up from fetal life throughout childhood and adolescence, organization of transition to ...
Cavanaugh Susan K - - 2013
An EBM Seminar and POEM® project was developed to teach evidence-based medicine in a family medicine clerkship. The seminar focused on the application of preclinical coursework in biostatistics and epidemiology to the clinical third year. POEM projects involved answering clinical questions, derived from patient cases in the family medicine offices, ...
Bowman Marjorie A - - 2013
In this issue, the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine brings news about research by family physicians, health services research on getting physicians into rural areas, the causes of hospital readmissions of family medicine inpatients, international medical graduates in family medicine, using collaborations to improve office practice, auriculotherapy ...
Van Dyke Anne - - 2013
The culture of medicine is undergoing revolutionary change. Physicians are pulled in many directions involving the practice of medicine, the business of medicine, and the technology of medicine. Financial incentives and career promotions may be dependent upon such things as patient satisfaction scores, as well as adherence to guidelines for ...
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