Dentin hypersensitivity (DH) is a common problem encountered in clinical practice. The purpose of this study was to identify the management approaches for DH among United States dentists. One hundred eighty five National Dental Practice-Based Research Network clinicians completed a questionnaire regarding their preferred methods to diagnose and manage DH in the practice setting, and their beliefs about DH predisposing factors. Almost all dentists (99%) reported using more than one method to diagnose DH. Most frequently, they reported using spontaneous patient reports coupled with excluding other causes of oral pain by direct clinical examination (48%); followed by applying an air blast (26%), applying cold water (12%), and obtaining patient reports after dentist's query (6%). In managing DH, the most frequent first choice was desensitizing, over-the-counter (OTC), potassium nitrate toothpaste (48%), followed by fluorides (38%), and glutaraldehyde/HEMA (3%). A total of 86% of respondents reported using a
OBJECTIVES--To examine general practitioner consultations by demographic and socioeconomic variables and to derive a method of measuring the impact of relative deprivation on general practitioner workload. DESIGN--The study was based on general practitioner consultations reported in the general household surveys of 1983-7, covering a sample of 129,987 individuals in Great Britain. Odds ratios for general practitioner consultations were obtained for selected variables among children (0-15 years), men (16-64), women (16-64), and elderly people (greater than or equal to 65). These were then used to derive deprivation indices specific to electoral wards for use in general practice. SETTING--Great Britain, with particular findings illustrated by English electoral wards and the conurbations of London, Manchester, Merseyside, and the West Midlands. RESULTS--Council tenure increased the likelihood of consultation significantly in all four groups. Odds ratios were raised in children, men, and women with ...
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TY - JOUR. T1 - Development and validation of scales for attitudes, self-reported practices, difficulties and knowledge among home care nurses providing palliative care. AU - Shimizu, Megumi. AU - Nishimura, Misako. AU - Ishii, Yoko. AU - Kuramochi, Masayo. AU - Kakuta, Naoe. AU - Miyashita, Mitsunori. PY - 2016/6/1. Y1 - 2016/6/1. N2 - Purpose: Although educational programs for nurses are required to ensure high-quality home care, there is currently no scale to appropriately evaluate such programs for home care nurses providing palliative care. We developed and validated four scales to evaluate home care nurses' attitude, self-reported practices, difficulties, and knowledge regarding home palliative cancer care, and identified factors associated with home care nurses' attitude, self-reported practices, and difficulties. Method: The scale items were generated based on literature review and a cross-sectional questionnaire survey was conducted. Experienced home care nurses from visiting nurse ...
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The National Physician Survey (NPS) gathers opinions of physicians, medical residents and students across Canada. It is the largest census survey of its kind and provides insight from current and future doctors on a wide range of health care issues. It is produced in collaboration between the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC), Canadian Medical Association (CMA) and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (Royal College).
BACKGROUND: Nursing in Australian general practice has grown rapidly over the last decade in response to government initiatives to strengthen primary care. There are limited data about how this expansion has impacted on the nursing role, scope of practice and workforce characteristics. This study aimed to describe the current demographic and employment characteristics of Australian nurses working in general practice and explore trends in their role over time. METHODS: In the nascence of the expansion of the role of nurses in Australian general practice (2003-2004) a national survey was undertaken to describe nurse demographics, clinical roles and competencies. This survey was repeated in 2009-2010 and comparative analysis of the datasets undertaken to explore workforce changes over time. RESULTS: Two hundred eighty four nurses employed in general practice completed the first survey (2003/04) and 235 completed the second survey (2009/10). Significantly more participants in Study 2 were ...
J RADFORD1, R CASTELLINO1, MD JOSE1, A KITSOS1, M KHANAM1,J STANKOVICH1, ST ZAIDI1, GM PETERSON1,2. 1School of Medicine, University of Tasmania, Tasmania; 2Faculty of Health, University of Tasmania, Tasmania. Aim: To provide an estimate of the prevalence and associations of CKD in Australian general practice, based on routinely collected electronic record data.. Background: Whilst most chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients are identified and managed in Australian general practice, the characteristics of this population, based on a large general practice dataset, have not been described. MedicineInsight, a primary care quality improvement initiative from NPS MedicineWise, collects de-identified patient information, including prescriptions and pathology results, from over 600 participating general practices to create a longitudinal database of over 3.5 million Australians.. Method: MedicineInsight data (01/01/2013 to 01/06/2016) was used to identify CKD (stages 3 to 5). Patients with two or more ...
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TY - JOUR. T1 - General Practitioners' Perception of Risk for Travelers Visiting Friends and Relatives. AU - Heywood, Anita E.. AU - Forssman, Bradley L.. AU - Seale, Holly. AU - MacIntyre, C. Raina. AU - Zwar, Nicholas. PY - 2015/1/1. Y1 - 2015/1/1. N2 - Background General practitioners (GPs) are an important source of pre-travel health advice for travelers; however, only a few studies have investigated primary healthcare provider-related barriers to the provision of pre-travel health advice, particularly to travelers visiting friends and relatives (VFR). We aimed to investigate Australian GPs' knowledge, attitudes, and practices with regard to VFR travelers. Methods A postal survey was sent to randomly sampled GPs in Sydney, Australia, in 2012. The questionnaire investigated GPs' perception of risk and barriers to the provision of advice to VFR travelers. Results Of 563 GPs, 431 (76.6%) spoke a language other than English (LOTE) with 361 (64.1%) consulting in a LOTE. Overall, 222 (39.4%) GPs ...
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DAYTON, OHIO-Wright State Physicians Obstetrics & Gynecology will offer an educational session about polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) on Thursday, Sept. 1, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., in Classroom 1 on the second floor of the Wright State Physicians Health Center (725 University Blvd., Fairborn, OH 45324) on the campus of Wright State University. The session is free and open to the public.. The speaker is Steven R. Lindheim, M.D., M.M.M., director of the Wright State Physicians Obstetrics and Gynecology Fertility Program. He is a reproductive endocrinologist who is known nationally and internationally for his expertise in infertility, in-vitro fertilization, third-party reproduction, oncofertility, cryopreservation, bioethics and minimally invasive surgery. Lindheim also is a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine.. Lindheim will lead a discussion about PCOS, a condition in which a woman's hormones are imbalanced. This can cause problems with a ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Delivering alcohol screening and alcohol brief interventions within general dental practice. T2 - British Dental Journal. AU - McAuley,A.. AU - Goodall,C. A.. AU - Ogden,G. R.. AU - Shepherd,Simon. AU - Cruikshank,K.. PY - 2011/5/13. Y1 - 2011/5/13. N2 - Alcohol consumption and affordability in the UK has increased over the last 50 years and is associated with a range of adverse oral health outcomes, the most serious of which, oral cancer, is also increasing in incidence. Despite this, routine screening and intervention relating to alcohol consumption within general dental practice remains uncommon. This review of the literature describes the background and outlines the evidence base for undertaking alcohol screening and delivering brief interventions in general dental practice. Consideration will be given to the rationale for, and range of issues related to, introducing this into general dental practice.. AB - Alcohol consumption and affordability in the UK has increased over ...
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Practice is an essential part of music training, but critical content-based analyses of practice behaviors still lack tools for conveying informative representation of practice sessions. To bridge this gap, we present a novel visualization system, the Music Practice Browser, for representing, identifying, and analysing music practice behaviors. The Music Practice Browser provides a graphical interface for reviewing recorded practice sessions, which allows musicians, teachers, and researchers to examine aspects and features of music practice behaviors. The system takes beat and practice segment information together with a musical score in XML format as input, and produces a number of different visualizations: Practice Session Work Maps give an overview of contiguous practice segments; Practice Segment Arcs make evident transitions and repeated segments; Practice Session Precision Maps facilitate the identifying of errors; Tempo-Loudness Evolution Graphs track expressive variations over the course of a
TY - JOUR. T1 - Impact of functional testing results on prescription patterns of anti-anginal medication after coronary artery bypass graft surgery. T2 - Results from the ROSETTA-CABG Registry. AU - Wou, Karen. AU - Nguyen, Hiep. AU - Duerr, Robert. AU - Del Core, Michael. AU - Fourchy, Dominique. AU - Huynh, Thao. AU - Lader, Ellis. AU - Rogers, Felix J.. AU - Chaudhry, Rashid. AU - Pilote, Louise. AU - Eisenberg, Mark J.. N1 - Copyright: Copyright 2008 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.. PY - 2006/6. Y1 - 2006/6. N2 - BACKGROUND: Although coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) is known to reduce angina, previous studies have suggested that anti-anginal medication use is not significantly reduced after CABG. However, it is unclear how functional testing results have an impact on anti-anginal medication prescription patterns. OBJECTIVES: To determine whether post-CABG functional testing results impact prescription patterns of anti-anginal medication during the 12 months after CABG. ...
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We again urge you to use your discretion to revise the calculation of physician expenditures and to support efforts in Congress to replace the SGR policy. Specifically, we do not think physician expenditures should include the cost of prescription drugs furnished incident to a physician s service. As you know, drugs administered in a physician s office are not paid for under the physician fee schedule; including them in the estimates of spending under the fee schedule holds physicians accountable for an expense that is largely outside their control, and one that is rising very rapidly. In addition, we believe that the estimate of physician expenditures should be adjusted to account for increased outlays related to new national coverage decisions. Coverage decisions that expand beneficiary access to advancements in medical diagnosis and treatment should be treated in a manner similar to changes in law and regulation that are expected to affect outlays for physicians services. In our view, there ...
The Rise of Electronic Health Record Adoption Among Family Physicians. Imam M. Xierali , and colleagues Background Electronic health records (EHRs) are generally expected to improve the quality of health care, lower health care costs, and provide patients with more involvement in their own health care. Achieving these benefits, however, depends on clinicians' use of the technology. This study estimates uptake of EHRs by US family physicians and other outpatient doctors, and looks at EHR adoption by state. What This Study Found Adoption of electronic health records by family physicians has doubled since 2005, reaching 68 percent nationally in 2011. Family physicians are adopting electronic health records at a higher rate than other office-based physicians and are likely to exceed 80 percent penetration by 2013 if the current trend continues. State-level analysis, however, indicates significant variation in EHR adoption, from a low of 44 percent in North Carolina to a high of 88 percent in Hawaii, ...
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Some people are scared of the dark, others are scared of heights and then there are people who are afraid of the dentist. For those anxious to get any work done to their mouths, different types of sedation dentistry are becoming more available, which make a trip to the dentist less scary and sometimes even relaxing. |b| By Meagan Thomas |/b|
Antibiotics are commonly prescribed to critically ill patients throughout the world, with rates as high as 60%.1 A major concern is the almost universal observation that 31 - 77% of these are inappropriate.1-5 The inappropriate use of antibiotics is associated with increased morbidity, mortality and cost, and is a major driver in the emergence of resistant pathogens. Antibiotic prescription practices in South African intensive care units (ICUs) have not been described in the public or private sectors. Apart from its economic implications, this information is relevant because of the emergence of extremely high levels of drug resistance among Gram-negative bacilli in South Africa.6. As a continuum of the National Critical Care Audit, the Critical Care Society of Southern Africa (CCSSA) undertook a 1-day prevalence study of infection as a first step to ascertain the national profile of sepsis among critically ill patients.7-11 One aspect of the study was to ascertain antibiotic prescription ...
Primary care physicians in Germany are essential participants in infectious disease surveillance through mandatory reporting. Feedback on such surveillance should reflect the needs and attitudes of these physicians. These issues were investigated in a questionnaire survey among 8,550 randomly sampled physicians in Germany in 2001. Of the 1,320 respondents, 59.3% claimed not to have received any feedback on infectious disease surveillance, and 3.7% perceived feedback as not important. Logistic regression analysis showed that physicians in the former East Germany were 2.2 times more likely to have received feedback than those in the former West Germany. Physicians preferred to receive occasional reports (e.g., in case of outbreaks, 31.6%) as opposed to actively having to search for constantly updated information on the Internet (7.8%). The preferred formats were fax (31.7%), mail (30.9%), and the official organ of the German Medical Association (Deutsches Arzteblatt) (30.5%). Feedback of surveillance data
The study will provide additional safety data for specific safety events in persons receiving intravitreal injections. The Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) is interested in obtaining additional safety information when Macugen is used in real world settings by practitioners in Europe treating patients with neovascular (wet) age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The study will provide information about physician practice patterns and characteristics of patients treated with Macugen ...
Medical Director of NMMC Employee Health. Dr. Sarah Barowka is currently clinical faculty and teaching staff at the North Mississippi Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Center where she cares for patients in the clinic, hospital, acute rehabilitation, and long term care settings. She received her undergraduate degree in neuroscience at Rhodes College in Memphis, TN and received her medical degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, LA.. She completed her family medicine residency training at NMMC in 2016 and has served as faculty since this time. Dr. Barowka also serves as medical director of NMMC Employee Health, which encompasses over 7000 employees.. Dr. Barowka has a love of educating and serves on the Medical Education Committee at NMMC and a co-chair for the Family Medicine update conference and part of the planning committee for the regional NMMC Outcomes conference ...
On November 1, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the final 2013 Medicare physician fee schedule rule, which sets the therapy cap amount on outpatient therapy services for 2013 at $1,900; updates 2013 payment amounts for physicians, physical therapists, and other health care professionals; and revises other payment policies. The therapy cap exceptions process will expire on December 31 unless Congress acts to extend it. Additional policies that will impact physical therapists include implementation of new functional status codes for reporting therapy services and updates to the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS).. The final rule includes a 26.5% across-the-board reduction to Medicare payment rates for physicians, physical therapists, and other professionals due to the flawed sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula. Since 2003, Congress had enacted legislation preventing the reduction every year. CMS announces that it is "committed to fixing the SGR update ...
Context: Migraine headache is highly prevalent in the United States, resulting in large healthcare expenditures.. Objective: To determine whether the use of osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) at an osteopathic family practice residency clinic affected the cost of treating patients with migraine headache, compared with non-OMT care at the osteopathic clinic and care at an allopathic family practice residency clinic.. Methods: A retrospective review of electronic medical records from patients treated for migraine at two residency clinics within the Florida Hospital organization from July 1, 2002, to June 30, 2007. One of the clinics was osteopathic and offered OMT services, and the other clinic was allopathic and did not offer OMT. All costs compiled during the office visits and costs of prescribed medications were tabulated for each patient. Patients' pain-severity ratings, as reported in office visits in 2006 and 2007, were also tabulated.. Results: Electronic medical records from 631 ...
Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has been used by Chinese patients and in many other countries worldwide. However, epidemiological reports and prescription patterns on children are few. A cohort of 178,617 children aged 18 and under from one million randomly sampled cases of the National Health Insurance Research Database was analyzed for TCM prescription patterns. SAS 9.1 was applied and descriptive medicine utilization patterns were presented. The cohort included 112,889 children treated by TCM, with adolescents (12- to 18-year-olds) as the largest group. In the children's TCM outpatient visits, Chinese herbal remedies were the main treatment. The top three categories of diseases treated with Chinese herbal remedies were respiratory system; symptoms, signs, and ill-defined conditions; and digestive system. The top three categories using acupuncture were: injury and poisoning, diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue, and diseases of the respiratory system. Of the top ten herbal
All New Horizon Family Health Services offices will be closed on Thursday, December 14th, at 12:00 pm. With the exception of the Mobile Dental Unit and our Travelers Rest site, offices with extended hours of operation will reopen at 5:00 pm. All New Horizon Family Health Services offices will be closed on Thursday, December 14th, at 12:00 pm. With the exception of the Mobile Dental Unit and our Travelers Rest site, offices with extended hours of operation will reopen at 5:00 pm. All New Horizon Family Health Services offices will be closed on Thursday, December 14th, at 12:00 pm. With the exception of the Mobile Dental Unit and our Travelers Rest site, offices with extended hours of operation will reopen at 5:00 pm. All New Horizon Family Health Services offices will be closed on Thursday, December 14th, at 12:00 pm. With the exception of the Mobile Dental Unit and our Travelers Rest site, offices with extended hours of operation will reopen at 5:00 pm. ...
Each state has its own individual licensing boards along with their own Physician Assistant licensure requirements. The master's degree program in Physician Assistant Studies at the University of South Carolina is provisionally accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA), and by virtue of that accreditation, its graduates are eligible to sit for the Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination (PANCE). As of July 2020, all 50 states require graduation from an ARC-PA accredited program and National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) certification following the successful completion of the PANCE as conditions for initial PA licensure. Besides initial PANCE certification, we cannot confirm that the program meets any additional requirements for professional licensure in states other than South Carolina. Students seeking licensure outside of South Carolina should click here for information regarding state ...
Want to cross-reference your medical symptoms, read up on heart disease or map out an exercise plan? Simply key a few words into a search engine and you'll be bombarded with links to numerous health web sites. These days, all it takes is a computer with internet access and you've got a wealth of health information at your fingertips. The hard part is deciding whether that information can be trusted.. "The world wide web is well-named after its biological counterpart, the spider web," said Glenn Nemec, a Monticello family physician and member of the Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians. "The spider has to sift through dust, leaves and grass to get his meal. When it comes to medical information on the web, we humans have the same problem. We need to sort through a lot of junk to get stuff fit for consumption.". So how does the average person figure out what's good or bad information? Family physicians will tell you there is no foolproof way to do it without the help of your doctor - so don't ...
Lee's Summit Family Medicine Residency is seeking a founding program director for its new, community-based program at Lee's Summit Medical Center.. Qualified Candidates:. - A minimum of 3 years, 5 years is preferred, of clinical experience, plus experience in GME as an associate program director or core faculty member. - Interest in research, medical staff engagement (through committee participation) and publication. - Program will have 18 total residents when fully-established - Board certification in family medicine is required. - Eligible for licensure in Missouri. Incentive/Benefits Package:. - Unmatched potential for flexibility and career growth. - Competitive salary with incentive-based package. - Sign on bonus and generous student loan repayment - Comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, vision, life, and disability. - Time away from work combines paid time off, disability coverage and leaves of absence. - CME time and dues allowances. - 401k with company matching. - ...
Dr. Mai Kamar is a Specialist Pediatric Dentist with 15 years of experience in providing full-spectrum dental services for babies, children and teens. She is also trained to treat special needs patients and uncooperative and anxious young patients under nitrous oxide and general anesthesia.. She graduated with a BDS from Alexandria University in 2003 and earned her master's degree in Pediatric Dentistry from the same university in 2010. She has completed her mini-residency in Pediatric Dentistry at the Indiana University School of Dentistry, USA in 2016.. She offers preventative regimens, programs that are designed to evaluate patients' susceptibility for caries using the Caries Risk Assessment Tool advocated by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Her program also involves dietary analysis and counseling.. She performs root canal treatments for primary teeth, crowns and fillings for cavities and interceptive orthodontics which involves early intervention to prevent development of ...
Background: Data from trials suggest that antibiotics reduce the risk of complications of sore throat by at least 50%, but few trials for complications have been done in modern settings, and datasets of delayed antibiotic prescription are underpowered. Observational evidence is important in view of poor compliance with antibiotic treatment outside trials, but no prospective observational cohort studies have been done to date. Methods: We generated a large prospective cohort from the DESCARTE study, and the PRISM component of DESCARTE, of 12829 adults presenting with sore throat (≤2 weeks duration) in primary care. Our follow-up of the cohort was based on a detailed and structured review of routine medical records, and analysis of the comparison of three antibiotic prescription strategies (no antibiotic prescription, immediate antibiotic prescription, and delayed antibiotic prescription) to control for the propensity to prescribe antibiotics. Information about antibiotic prescription was recorded in
Think of a pediatric dentist as the pediatrician of dentistry. Like pediatricians, pediatric dentists are specially trained to treat the specific needs of infants, children and teens. Pediatric dentists are recognized by the American Dental Association (ADA) as dental specialists; they complete four years of training plus two years in residency. For these reasons, the pediatric dental office is one of the most important resources for moms and dads. It's where parents can rest assured that their kids will receive the best in pediatric dental care.. Beyond their dental expertise, pediatric dentists also know how to interact with kids. This can be a huge help, especially during your child's first dental visit or if your child has dental anxiety. And most pediatric dental practices are designed just for kids. While each pediatric dental office is different, a ""kid-friendly environment"" usually means plenty of toys and other activities, pillows & blankets and goodie bags.. Consider a Kid's ...
Prescription pattern and prevalence of potentially inappropriate medications among elderly patients in a Nigerian rural tertiary hospital Joseph O Fadare,1 Segun Matthew Agboola,2 Olumide Augustine Opeke,3 Rachel A Alabi41Department of Medical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria; 2Department of Family Medicine, 3Department of Internal Medicine, 4Pharmacy Department, Federal Medical Centre, Ido-Ekiti, NigeriaIntroduction: Polypharmacy and inappropriate prescriptions are prominent prescribing issues with elderly patients. Beers criteria and other guidelines have been developed to assist in the reduction of potentially inappropriate medications prescribed to elderly patients. The objectives of this study were to assess the prescribing pattern for elderly Nigerian outpatients and estimate the prevalence of potentially inappropriate medications among them using the Beers criteria.Methodology: This was a prospective cross-sectional study of elderly patients (65 years
During the past years it has been reported that musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) have increased in working life. The body region with the highest prevalence of reported pain is the neck region. Several studies show that MSD in the neck region varies between 20-68% among dentists and dental hygienists. The dental personnel work with a limited field of vision and space, which often results in an unnatural work posture. The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of neck pain in dentists and dental hygienists working in the county of Västra Götaland, Sweden and to explore possible work-related and individual risk factors. The study was based on a questionnaire, which was sent out to all dentists and dental hygienists (n = 473) who worked at Folktandvården (response rate 60%). The overall prevalence of neck pain (neck pain every day the past month) was 23%. Female dentists and dental hygienists had an increased risk of neck pain compared to male dentists (OR 2.68, 95% CI 1.22 - 6.75). ...
Background: Clinical practice guidelines (CPG) are thought to be an effective tool in improving efficiency and outcomes of clinical practice. Physicians' adherence to guidelines is reported to be poor. We evaluated the relationship between generalizability of guidelines on hypertension and physicians' adherence to guidelines' recommendations for pharmacological treatment. Methods: We used the Sixth Joint National Committee's (JNC VI) guidelines on hypertension to evaluate our hypothesis. We evaluated the evidence from controlled clinical trials on which the JNC VI bases its recommendation, and compared the population enrolled in those trials with the American hypertensive population. Data on this population came from the National Health and Nutritional Examination Survey III. Results: Twenty-three percent of the NHANES population had a diagnosis of hypertension, 11% had hypertension requiring drug treatment according to the JNC VI. Only half of the population requiring treatment would have been ...
General practitioners increasingly use point-of-care ultrasonography despite a lack of evidence-based guidelines for their appropriate use in primary care. Little is known about the integration of ultrasonography in general practice consultations and the impact of its use on patient care. The purpose of this study was to explore general practitioners' experiences of using ultrasonography in the primary care setting. Adopting an explorative phenomenological approach, we performed semi-structured interviews with general practitioners who used ultrasonography in their daily work. Thirteen general practitioners were recruited stepwise, aiming for maximum variation in background characteristics. Interviews were conducted at the general practitioner's own clinic. Transcription and systematic text condensation analysis began immediately after conducting each interview. The general practitioners described using ultrasonography for both selected focused examinations and for explorative examinations. The two
Our study demonstrated that there are several inconsistencies in the perceptions of GP about diagnosis and management of axSpA, including AS. Most GP could provide an adequate description about "classic" AS and were aware of the fact that there is a substantial delay in diagnosis. GP also knew that there is a difference between MBP and IBP, but were unable to explain how to differentiate one from the other. Knowledge about the disease spectrum of axSpA and associated extraarticular manifestations was limited. All GP were aware of the benefits of physiotherapy and NSAID, and half of the GP knew that anti-TNF-α therapy can be prescribed in patients with axSpA.. Chronic back pain is a common symptom in the general population and it is estimated that in 5% of these cases axSpA is the underlying disease8. In about 75% of the patients with axSpA, the chronic back pain has an inflammatory character. Several criteria sets to define IBP have been proposed, consisting of several measures to differentiate ...
Members of the ACCME Board of Directors and executive staff participated in a meeting of the Coalition for Physician Accountability held in August in Philadelphia. James F. Burke, MD, Vice-Chair, and Edward J. Susank, Treasurer, ACCME Board of Directors; and Murray Kopelow, MD, ACCME President and Chief Executive, participated in the meeting, which was hosted by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates. The Coalition comprises national organizations responsible for physician assessment, accreditation, licensure, and credentialing. Its purpose is to advance the quality and safety of patient care by providing a forum for dialogue among members about ways to enhance physician accountability through continuous improvement of medical education, training, and practice. The ACCME is a charter member. Other charter members include the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, the American Board of Medical Specialties, the American Osteopathic Association, the Association of ...
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Published in Press Releases on August 23, 2013 (PDF)JACKSON, Miss. - Dr. John R. Mitchell of Pontotoc has been named the new director of the Mississippi Office of Physician Workforce, the organization whose duties include putting more primary care doctors to work in the state's medically needy areas. Mitchell, a family physician, hospitalist with North Mississippi Medical Center in Pontotoc and faculty member with the center's Family Medicine Residency Program, takes over from workforce interim director Dr. Diane Beebe, professor and chair of the University of Mississippi Medical Center Department of Family Medicine.A veteran of the Medical Corps of the U.S. Army and the Mississippi Army National Guard, Mitchell is a diplomate (board-certified specialist) of the American Board of Family Medicine and recently served as chair of the physician workforce's advisory board.A graduate of the University of Mississippi with a Bachelor of Science in pharmacy and the UMMC School of Medicine, he began his
TY - JOUR. T1 - Physician preferences and attitudes regarding different models of cancer survivorship care. T2 - A comparison of primary care providers and oncologists. AU - Cheung, Winson Y.. AU - Aziz, Noreen. AU - Noone, Anne Michelle. AU - Rowland, Julia H.. AU - Potosky, Arnold L.. AU - Ayanian, John Z.. AU - Virgo, Katherine S.. AU - Ganz, Patricia A.. AU - Stefanek, Michael. AU - Earle, Craig C.. PY - 2013/9/1. Y1 - 2013/9/1. N2 - Purpose: New strategies for delivering cancer follow-up care are needed. We surveyed primary care providers (PCPs) and oncologists to assess how physician attitudes toward and self-efficacy with cancer follow-up affect preferences for different cancer survivorship models. Methods: The survey of physician attitudes regarding the care of cancer survivors was mailed to a randomly selected national sample of PCPs and oncologists to evaluate their perspectives regarding physician roles, knowledge about survivorship care processes, and views on cancer surveillance. ...
TO THE EDITOR: From a patient-centered perspective, there is enough interest in natural family planning (NFP) to consider it as an option for family planning and gynecologic health. However, the authors of the article state that only one-half of physicians would provide information about NFP to patients who wish to prevent pregnancy. Our survey of 120 family medicine residency programs found that more than one-half of women's health faculty members were not familiar with modern methods of NFP, and 25% of these programs do not include NFP in the women's health curriculum.1 This knowledge gap among family physicians is a barrier to providing accurate information and referral for interested patients.. The authors cite a 76% user-effectiveness rating for NFP. This widely quoted figure, which perpetuates the knowledge gap, is derived from surveys of women with unintended pregnancies who were asked which family planning method they were using at the time of conception.2 From this number, all NFP ...
Given the recent flourish of new vaccines, concerns about vaccine supply and distribution, and financial ramifications, family physicians must have a better understanding of the process by which new vaccines come into routine use. Following appropriate phase 3 clinical trials for evaluation of a vaccine's safety and effectiveness, manufacturers submit a biologic license application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Often during this period, a working group of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) is formed to address the underlying epidemiology and need; review the clinical data for safety, immunogenicity, effectiveness, and cost-effectiveness; and draft a recommendation for use. Following licensure, if sufficient need exists, a recommendation is typically brought to ACIP for discussion and vote at its next meeting.. Once a new recommendation has been approved by ACIP, it becomes a provisional CDC recommendation and is posted on the ACIP Web site ...
Past President of the FAFP. Dr. Sandra Argenio served as a Consultant in the Department of Family Medicine at Mayo Clinic Florida and Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at Mayo Medical School. She joined Mayo Clinic in 1992 and continues as an Emeritus member of the Family Medicine Department. Dr. Argenio has nurtured new generations of doctors, was instrumental in the development of the Family Medicine Residency at Mayo Clinic Florida and served as the program's first residency director. She has trained and mentored over 150 family medicine residents.. Dr. Argenio served as the President of the Florida Academy of Family Physicians in 2005 and has been active on many committees of the FAFP and the American Academy of Family Physicians.. She has been active in CME program planning at Mayo Clinic and the Florida Academy of Family Physicians, conducting Maintenance of Certification Workshop sessions on multiple topics for over 1,100 participants at FAFP meetings.. Dr. Argenio had a leading role ...