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ABSTRACT: A Patient-centered Approach to Managing Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

Despite the availability of a number of therapeutic options, management of type 2 diabetes (T2DM) and hyperglycemia remains suboptimal. Evidence shows that physicians are not adequately individualizing incretin-based therapies as there is lack of clear understanding of the similarities and differences between various incretin-based therapies. Additionally, sodium-dependent glucose co-transporter 2

ABSTRACT: Polycystic ovary syndrome: A review for dermatologists: Part II. Treatment

Dermatologists are in a key position to treat the manifestations of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). The management of PCOS should be tailored to each woman's specific goals, reproductive interests, and particular constellation of symptoms. Therefore, a multidisciplinary approach is recommended. In part II of this continuing medical education article, we

ABSTRACT: Polycystic ovary syndrome: A review for dermatologists: Part I. Diagnosis and manifestations.

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common endocrine disorder among women who are of reproductive age. The pathogenesis involves several associated hormonal pathways that culminate in metabolic, reproductive, and cardiovascular effects. The hallmark features of hyperandrogenism and hyperinsulinemia have systemic long-term implications. Dermatologists frequently evaluate and manage the cutaneous manifestations

ABSTRACT: Variability in Spine Surgery Procedures Performed During Orthopaedic and Neurological Surgery Residency Training: An Analysis of ACGME Case Log Data

BACKGROUND: Current spine surgeon training in the United States consists of either an orthopaedic or neurological surgery residency, followed by an optional spine surgery fellowship. Resident spine surgery procedure volume may vary between and within specialties. METHODS: The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education surgical case logs for graduating orthopaedic surgery and neurosurgery

RESOURCE: The Hidden Curriculum of the Medical Care for Elderly Patients in Medical Education: A Qualitative Study

In spite of more attention being given to geriatrics in medical curricula, few new physicians are seeking training in this field. So far there has been no exploration of factors in the hidden curriculum that could potentially influence the persisting lack of interest in this field of medicine. To study

MANUSCRIPT: Responding to a changing nation: are faculty prepared for cross-cultural conversations and care?

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The United States is becoming increasingly diverse. Health disparities continue with little improvement despite national policies and standards. Medical institutions are modifying their curricula; however, little is known about faculty attitudes and comfort in addressing cultural issues. The purpose of this study was to determine faculty attitudes, self-perceived

MANUSCRIPT: The role of primary care physicians in early diagnosis and treatment of chronic gastrointestinal diseases.

Chronic gastrointestinal disorders are a source of substantial morbidity, mortality, and cost. They are common in general practice, and the primary care physician PCP has a central role in the early detection and management of these problems. The need to make cost-effective diagnostic and treatment decisions, avoid unnecessary investigation and

ABSTRACT: Barriers and facilitators to self-care communication during medical appointments in the United States for adults with type 2 diabetes

OBJECTIVEDiabetes self-care is challenging and requires effective patient-provider communication to achieve optimal treatment outcomes. This study explored perceptions of barriers and facilitators to diabetes self-care communication during medical appointments.DesignQualitative study using in-depth interviews with a semistructured interview guide.ParticipantsThirty-four patients with type 2 diabetes and 19 physicians who treat type 2

ABSTRACT: Identification of knowledge gaps in neurosurgery using a validated self-assessment examination

OBJECTIVE: The practice of neurosurgery requires fundamental knowledge base. Residency training programs and continuing medical education courses are designed to teach relevant neurosurgical principles. Nevertheless, knowledge gaps exist for neurosurgeons and may be different between cohorts of neurosurgeons. The Self-Assessment in Neurological Surgery (SANS) General Examination and Spine Examination are online

ABSTRACT: A scoping review of undergraduate ambulatory care education

BACKGROUND: Since a disproportionate amount of medical education still occurs in hospitals, there are concerns that medical school graduates are not fully prepared to deliver efficient and effective care in ambulatory settings to increasingly complex patients. AIMS: To understand the current extent of scholarship in this area. METHOD: A scoping review was conducted by searching