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Perceptions, Coping Strategies, and Mental Health of Residents during COVID-19

Objectives: Since the inception of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the United States has been the leader in cases and deaths. Healthcare workers treating these severely ill patients are at risk of many deleterious consequences. Residents, in particular, may be affected by physical as well as psychological consequences. Because…

Posted in: Infectious Disease87

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Factors Affecting Neurological Presentation and Severity in Pediatric Off-Highway Vehicle Accidents in Texas

Objectives: The purpose was to evaluate the characteristics of off-highway vehicle (OHV) crashes correlated with neurological injury and accident severity in the pediatric population in El Paso, Texas. Methods: A retrospective review of 213 patients who were victims of an OHV crash attended at a regional Level I trauma center…

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Exploring the Patient Experience with Patient-Reported Outcomes: A Qualitative, Multistakeholder Study

Objectives: Although the literature provides guidance regarding patient-reported outcome (PRO) implementation barriers, patients’ perspectives are underreported. This study aimed to improve the understanding of patient experiences with PRO tools through examining perceptions of and attitudes toward PROs and expectations of data use after collection. Methods: Ethnographic human-centered design approaches were…

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Does Finding Cecal Adenoma Increase the Risk of Discovering More and Advanced Adenomas in the Remainder of the Colon?

Objectives: Adenomatous polyps are common, occurring in up to 25% of the population older than 50 years of age in the United States. Conflicting data are present in the literature about the impact of specific adenoma locations and the prediction on the number and advanced histology of adenomas elsewhere. With…

Posted in: Colonic And Anorectal Disease7

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Impact of a Hemoglobin Trigger Communication Tool on Perioperative Transfusion in Cardiac Surgery

Objectives: Blood transfusion represents an important and potentially modifiable risk in the daily practice of cardiac surgery. The risk profile and increasing cost of transfusion led us to study the effect of different maneuvers, interventions, or surgical techniques to minimize transfusion while maintaining patient safety. This study compares postoperative outcomes…

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Likelihood of Adolescents Trying Conventional or Electronic Cigarettes Varies with Their Use and Perception of Harm and Addictiveness of Other Tobacco Products, Including Cigars

Objectives: Developing a comprehensive understanding of tobacco product use among adolescents requires information about the use of conventional cigarettes; electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes); other tobacco products such as cigars, little cigars, and cigarillos (CCLCs); and smokeless tobacco. In particular, the use of products other than cigarettes may have important implications for…

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Utilization of an Internal Medicine Triaging Resident in the Emergency Department Reduces Preventable Admissions and Improves Trainee Experiences

Objective: Increasing patient care requirements and suboptimal communication between emergency department (ED) and Internal Medicine (IM) services may lead to inefficient hospital utilization, lapses in transitions of care, and reduced trainee satisfaction in the inpatient setting. Furthermore, a lack of triaging roles for IM trainees has been a common limitation…

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Effects of the COVID-19 Crisis on Resident Well-Being in a Community Teaching Hospital

Objectives: The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has been an unexpected crisis that continues to challenge the medical community at large. Healthcare environments have been forced to change dramatically, including for medical residents, who are vital members of the innovative emergency response teams. Articles have previously been published on the…

Posted in: Infectious Disease87

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Virtual Residency Interviews during the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Applicant’s Perspective

Objectives: The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has had a profound impact on medical education at all levels, particularly on applicants applying to residency programs. The objective of the study was to gain a comprehensive understanding of applicants’ perspectives on virtual interviews in the setting of the COVID-19 pandemic. Methods:…

Posted in: Infectious Disease87

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CME Article: Predictors of Nonadherence to Colorectal Cancer Screening among Hospitalized Women

Objectives: Despite proven mortality benefit, disparities in colorectal cancer (CRC) screening utilization persist, especially among younger women, minorities, and low-income women, even those who are insured. The purpose of the present study is to evaluate and estimate the effects of sociodemographic and clinical variables associated with nonadherence to CRC screening…

Posted in: Colonic And Anorectal Disease7

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CME Article: Integration of Sex and Gender Minority Standardized Patients into a Workshop on Gender-Inclusive Patient Care: Exploring Medical Student Perspectives

Objectives: Sexual and gender minority (SGM) communities experience significant health disparities. Although coverage of health issues specific to these communities has increased in the undergraduate medical curriculum, there is still opportunity for improved teaching about sexual diversity and inclusive care. The goal of this study was to assess students’ perceptions…

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Fetal Maturation and Intrauterine Survival in Asian American Women by Ethnicity

Objectives: Although there are multiple ethnic subgroups of the Asian race, this population is usually treated as homogenous in public health research and practice. There is a dearth of information on fetal maturation and perinatal outcomes among Asian American women compared with their non-Hispanic (NH) White counterparts. This study aimed…

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