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Teaching Students How to Improve Safety and Quality in Two Children’s Hospitals: Building a Pediatric Clerkship Patient Safety and Quality Experience

This report describes a novel method to enhance medical student understanding of systems-based practice and patient safety through experiential learning, assessing the perceived value of student identified patient safety and systems vulnerabilities, and their proposed interventions at academic children’s hospitals. Genuardi, F. J., Kelly, M. N., Rosenberg, E. I.,…

Quality Improvement in Cardiovascular Imaging

Implementation of quality improvement (QI) activities is growing in health care settings across the world. Within cardiovascular imaging, areas for improvement include consistency of result reporting, greater patient safety through reductions in radiation exposure, and greater efficiency of care delivery by elimination of wasteful practices and elimination of low-value or…

Advancing supportive oncology care via collaboration between psycho-oncology and integrative medicine

As survival after cancer diagnosis increases, patients are increasingly turning toward integrative therapies (e.g., yoga, acupuncture, massage) to manage acute and chronic concerns related to cancer treatment and survivorship. As such, integrative medicine programs devoted to combining conventional Western cancer care with complementary treatments such as yoga, acupuncture, botanicals, and…

Patient-Level Adherence and Interventions in an Interdisciplinary DOAC Clinic

Background: Direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) are high risk medications with short half-lives making adherence vitally important. Global measures for adherence have been described; however, there is a lack of patient-level data on adherence. Katherine Huber, Mircea Sorin, Carolyn Stalvey, Eric Dietrich, et.

Contemporary Challenges in Medical Education: From Theory to Practice

Contemporary Challenges in Medical Education: From Theory to Practice is now available! This publication is a great resource for educators and students entering the practice of clinical medicine. Contributors include Zareen Zaidi, associate professor of medicine and associate chief of faculty development in the division of general internal medicine, Eric…

Alzheimer’s Disease Prevention – A Review of Modifiable Risk Factors and the Role of Dietary Supplements by Dr.’s Kallas and Alois

Alzheimer’s disease is a prevalent age-related medical problem world-wide for which there is no cure. Over the past few decades, researchers have identified 14 potentially modifiable risk factors for this disease. They include physical inactivity, unhealthy diet, and cardiovascular risk factors such as hypertension, hyperlipidemia, diabetes mellitus and smoking. It…

Dr. Zaidi publishes chapter on Workplace Assessment in Third Edition of “Understanding Medical Education: Evidence, Theory, and Practice”

Understanding Medical Education: Evidence, Theory, and Practice, Third Edition Provides a comprehensive and authoritative resource summarizing the theoretical and academic bases to modern medical education practice Meets the needs of all newcomers to medical education whether undergraduate or postgraduate, including those studying at certificate, diploma or masters level Offers a…

Commentary: Paradigms, Axiology, and Praxeology in Medical Education Research

This supplement includes 11 research papers accepted by the 2018 Research in Medical Education Committee. In this Commentary, the authors draw the attention of medical educators and researchers to questions about the researcher’s philosophical paradigm. Such questions fundamentally guide research—the choice of conceptual frameworks, methods, and methodology. The authors provide…

Case of Serotonin Syndrome Initially Presenting as Diffuse Body Pain

BACKGROUND: Serotonin syndrome is a common yet potentially life-threatening condition caused by increased serotonergic activity, usually from serotonergic pharmaceutical agents. Primary features of serotonin syndrome include mental status changes, autonomic hyperactivity, and neuromuscular abnormalities. However, the presentation of serotonin syndrome is often quite variable, leading to its under-diagnosis. CASE…