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Structured patient handoff on an internal medicine ward: A cluster randomized control trial

Background The effect of a multi-faceted handoff strategy in a high volume internal medicine inpatient setting on process and patient outcomes has not been clearly established. We set out to ... Columbia , Canada 1 Editor: Nicole Heussen, Medical faculty RWTH Aachen , GERMANY The effect of a multi-faceted handoff strategy in a high volume internal medicine inpatient setting on process and patient

The complexity of patients hospitalized in Internal Medicine wards evaluated by FADOI-COMPLIMED score(s). A hypothetical approach

Objectives The aim of this study is to develop a new predictive model to measure complexity of patients in medical wards. Setting 29 Internal Medicine departments in Italy. Materials and methods The ... , University of Milan , Milan , Italy , 2 Research Department FADOI Foundation , Milan , Italy , 3 Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular-Stroke Unit, S. Maria della Misericordia Hospital, University of Perugia

Internal medicine trainees' knowledge and confidence in using the American Society of Hematology Choosing Wisely guidelines in hemostasis, thrombosis, and non-malignant hematology

Background Several specialty societies participate in the Choosing Wisely (CW) campaign in an attempt to reduce waste in health care spending. We surveyed internal medicine (IM) residents with an ... Biomedical Statistics and Informatics, Mayo Clinic , Rochester , Minnesota, United States of America, 4 Department of Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic , Rochester , Minnesota, United States of America, 5

Hemoglobin transfusion trigger in an internal medicine department – A "real world" six year experience

to study RBC transfusion practice in the medical patients' population. Methods The data in this study were collected from patients over the age of 18 years admitted to an Internal Medicine department ... Health, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University , Tel Aviv , Israel , 5 Internal Medicine Department A, Assaf Harofeh Medical Center , Zerifin , Israel Conclusions These "real world" data we


Internisten aus Europa und dem außereuropäischen Ausland beleuchten wichtige emen der internistischen Medizin auf dem 17th EUROPEAN CONGRESS OF INTERNAL MEDICINE (ECIM) 2018 in Wiesbaden. Unter dem Motto: „ e

General Medicine and Hospital Medicine: The Janus of Internal Medicine

Michigan , Ann Arbor, MI , USA 1 Division of General Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan , Ann Arbor, MI , USA - I to important trends in the evolution of academic general n ... this issue of JGIM, Miller and colleagues draw attention internal medicine.1 By examining the membership of the Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM), they provide a snapshot not only of the

Standardized residency training in China: the new internal medicine curriculum

standards for internal medicine residency training. However, the majority of the standards focused on process measurements, such as minimum case requirements of diseases and procedural skills, rather than

Capsule Commentary on Ratcliffe et al., “Service and Education: the Association Between Workload, Patient Complexity, and Teaching on Internal Medicine Inpatient Services”

effects on teaching during attending rounds. It is encouraging that general medicine wards remain comprehensive teaching venues for core internal medicine content. However, the percentage of rounds actually

Transfusion practice in anemic, non-bleeding patients: Cross-sectional survey of physicians working in general internal medicine teaching hospitals in Switzerland

data are available on transfusion practice of general internal medicine physicians in Switzerland. Methods In this cross-sectional survey, physicians working in general medicine teaching hospitals in ... Department of Internal Medicine, Waid City Hospital , Zurich , Switzerland , 2 Institute of Primary Care, University of Zurich , Zurich , Switzerland , 3 Anthropological Institute and Museum, University of

Geriatric in Patient Profile at the Department of Internal Medicine at Niamey National Hospital, Niger

retrospectively. Results: A total of 6074 admissions at the internal medicine department of NNH over three years were reported and 1130 (18, 6%) were geriatrics patients, the average age was 75, 95 years and more ... department of internal medicine to NNH Patients and method: Medical records of all geriatric patients aged ≥65 years admitted at the department of NNH Between January 2012 and December 2015 were retrieved and

International Perspectives on General Internal Medicine

California, San Francisco , San Francisco, CA , USA 1 Marxe School of Public and International Affairs, Baruch College, City University of New York , New York, NY , USA - T Perspectives on General Internal ... Medicine features a his inaugural theme issue of JGIM on International collection of empirical papers from across the globe. In spite of the heterogeneity of nations represented, these papers share a

Internal Medicine Point-of-Care Ultrasound Curriculum: Consensus Recommendations from the Canadian Internal Medicine Ultrasound (CIMUS) Group

Bedside point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is increasingly used to assess medical patients. At present, no consensus exists for what POCUS curriculum is appropriate for internal medicine residency ... Medicine Ultrasound (CIMUS) group members who contributed to this article include: Khalid Azzam, MBBS, FRCPC: Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, McMaster University , Hamilton, ON

A concordance-based study to assess doctors’ and nurses’ mental models in Internal Medicine

on the expectations of doctors’ and nurses’ roles and responsibilities in an Internal Medicine ward. Using a dataset of 196 doctor-nurse pairs (14x14 = 196), we analyzed choices and prioritized

Tablet computer enhanced training improves internal medicine exam performance

was conducted on an internal medicine ward at Charite Medical Center's Virchow Hospital, Medical School of the Humboldt-University of Berlin. For the purpose of the study the ward was equipped with ... included consenting medical students in their final year of medical school (acting interns) and postgraduate year 1 to 3 residents doing a rotation on the selected internal medicine ward as a mandatory part

Internal Medicine Resident Perspectives Regarding Broad-Spectrum Antibiotic Usage

, USA 3 Section of Infectious Diseases, Medical Service, Veterans Affairs Medical Center , Washington, DC , USA 4 Ann M. Laake Focus groups held with internal medicine residents discussed their ... antimicrobial stewardship programs. In academic training centers in the United States, internal medicine residents (IMRs) supervised by attending physicians typically prescribe antibiotics. The American College

Career interest and perceptions of nephrology: A repeated cross-sectional survey of internal medicine residents

Background Interest in nephrology careers among internal medicine residents in the United States is declining. Our objective was to assess the impact of the presence of a nephrology fellowship ... : Pasqual Barretti, Universidade Estadual Paulista Julio de Mesquita Filho , BRAZIL Interest in nephrology careers among internal medicine residents in the United States is declining. Our objective was to

Lung ultrasound in internal medicine: training and clinical practice

course offered to 19 Medical Doctors attending the certification board school in Internal Medicine at the University of Verona, Italy. Methods The training course (theoretical and practical) consisted of 9 ... of Medicine, Section of Internal Medicine, University of Verona , Piazzale L.A. Scuro, 10, 37134 Verona , Italy Background: Lung ultrasound (LUS) represents an emerging technique for bedside chest

Capsule Commentary on Egloff et al., Publication Rates of Abstracts Presented at the Society of General Internal Medicine Annual Meeting

Journal of General Internal Medicine resulted in the publication of articles with a higher impact factor than articles rejected by JGIM and published elsewhere,4 suggesting value in the peer review process

International Perspectives on General Internal Medicine

, University of California , San Francisco, CA , USA - W theme issue on "International Perspectives on General e are pleased to announce a call for papers for a special Internal Medicine" to be published later ... relevant to general internal medicine, including hospital medicine, innovation and improvement, and health disparities. In addition, reviews including meta-analyses, systematic reviews (without quantitative

Capsule Commentary on Krause et al., Impact of Pregnancy and Gender on Internal Medicine Resident Evaluations: A Retrospective Cohort Study

, Oxentenko AS . Impact of pregnancy and gender on internal medicine resident evaluations: A retrospective cohort study . J Gen Intern Med . 2017 . doi:10.1007/ s11606- 017 - 4010 -5. 2. Stewart D , Vigod S ... Standards: 1 Office of Educational Affairs, Morsani College of Medicine, University of South Florida , Tampa, FL , USA Conflict of Interest: The author has no conflicts of interest with this article. - he