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- - 2002
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is revising the hearing loss recording provisions of the Occupational Injury and Illness Recording and Reporting Requirements rule published January 19, 2001 (66 FR 5916-6135), scheduled to take effect on January 1, 2003 (66 FR 52031-52034). This final rule revises the criteria for ...
Tuttle Deborah - - 2002
BACKGROUND: The New York Patient Occurrence and Tracking System (NYPORTS) is a mandatory adverse event reporting system that was redesigned in 1998. Analysis of the first full year of its use showed large regional and hospital variation in reporting frequency not due to hospital or case mix differences. In early ...
Zukowski Marek - - 2002
We derive a single general Bell inequality which is a sufficient and necessary condition for the correlation function for N particles to be describable in a local and realistic picture, for the case in which measurements on each particle can be chosen between two arbitrary dichotomic observables. We also derive ...
Tomlin Anne C - - 2002
Case study. The CEO of a mid-size community hospital requested a literature search on the standards, costs and regional competition for a pain management center. Results submitted were deemed less than satisfactory. A review of the case suggests numerous elements, listed below, which need to be addressed and revised in ...
Bin Seong-Il - - 2002
This study analyzed the relationship between type of discoid lateral menisci and tear pattern. There were 108 consecutive cases (103 patients) with discoid lateral meniscus tear treated by arthroscopy. Regarding type of discoid meniscus (Watanabe's classification), 38 cases were "complete" and 70 cases "incomplete." There was no Wrisberg type. Tear ...
Wesarg Stefan - - 2002
The short-scan case in fan-beam computed tomography requires the introduction of a weighting function to handle redundant data. Parker introduced such a weighting function for a scan over pi plus the opening angle of the fan. In this article we derive a general class of weighting functions for arbitrary scan ...
Chadwick Barbara L - - 2002
Assessment of clinical activity is common in dental schools. An audit project to confirm that dental undergraduate clinical activity recorded by electronic data capture is an accurate representation of the clinical case entry is reported. A printout of clinical activity for a period of a week was generated retrospectively and ...
Williams N R - - 2002
The medical literature contains relatively few examples of reports of voice disorders that could be attributed to chemical exposure at work. General medical conditions such as gastro-oesophageal reflux and the use of medication such as inhaled steroids are well-recognized causes of laryngitis, but the occupational causes are less well documented. ...
Alsadhan A - - 2002
BACKGROUND: Acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis (AGEP) is a generalized, nonfollicular, pustular eruption of the skin associated with fever and leukocytosis. The cause of AGEP has mainly been attributed to drugs. OBJECTIVE: We report a unique case of AGEP in a 75-year-old male caused by oral fluconazole. We include clinical as ...
Tanzi Elizabeth L - - 2002
BACKGROUND: Halo scalp ring is an uncommonly reported alopecia of the scalp that arises perinatally. OBJECTIVES: To describe 5 new cases of halo scalp ring, and to review the literature. SETTING: An outpatient dermatology clinic in an urban area; patients diagnosed in a 2-year period were included in the study. ...
Kroumpouzos George - - 2002
Daunorubicin has been reported to cause hyperpigmentation of sun-exposed skin and/or transverse nail pigmentation (3 cases). We report a case of an African American man who had an atypical pattern of generalized hyperpigmentation develop that involved many sun-protected skin areas 2 weeks after daunorubicin treatment. Histopathology of hyperpigmented skin showed ...
Fang A W - - 2002
AIMS: To determine the incidence of mucinous metaplasia occurring in the foreskin or glans penis and any associated clinical or histopathological features. METHODS AND RESULTS: Following the recognition of two index cases, 100 other foreskin specimens were retrieved from the histopathology archives at Southampton General Hospital. The haematoxylin and eosin-stained ...
Mattera Nancy Della - - 2002
This report examines five themes of globalization: trade agreements and job loss; corporate growth; outsourcing and privatization; downward wage pressures; and immigration. We begin with an overview that connects each of these themes to the Massachusetts experience and highlights the corporate strategies that are affecting this experience. These themes are ...
Hyman Neil - - 2002
BACKGROUND: Surgical subspecialization has croded the traditional domain of the general surgeon. The purpose of this study was to assess the volume and distribution of colon and rectal cases performed by general surgeons. STUDY DESIGN: The American Board of Surgery database was queried to identify and categorize the number of ...
Piccione F - - 2002
A single case study of a 58 year-old male with right asymmetric apraxia and akinetic-rigid syndrome is described. Brainimaging scans (MRI, SPECT) indicated asymmetric cortical atrophy compatible with the diagnosis of Corticobasal Degeneration. Reflex myoclonus was absent and myoclonic discharges only appeared in response to pharmacological treatment of limb dystonia ...
Chattopadhyay U K - - 2001
Suspected cases of Japanese Encephalitis (J.E.) were recorded in the hospitals of Arunachal Pradesh from 1986 to 1995. 162 cases were diagnosed as J.E. with predominance in male sex and lower age group. Maximum cases were recorded between June to October. 11.3% pig sera showed J.E. antibodies when tested by ...
Kljakovic M M Wellington School of Medicine, New Zealand. - - 2001
To compare the use of the single case for teaching, clinical, and research by academic general practitioners (GPs) with other academic specialists. A questionnaire study involving all four departments of general practice in New Zealand and other academic departments from the Wellington School of Medicine. The main outcome measures were ...
Nousari H C - - 2001
Acrocyanosis is an uncommon condition characterized by symmetric coolness and violaceous discoloration of the hands and feet. The nose, ears, lips, and nipples are also often affected. The disease is temperature dependent and generally worsens with cold exposure. Acrocyanosis is often secondary to a variety of underlying causes. We present ...
Sallusti R - - 2001
The in-flight altitude-related decompression sickness (DCS) is not as common as DCS occurring after working or recreational diving, or, at least, it is not commonly described in the medical literature. Though modern aircraft are safer and more reliable, occupants are still subject to the stress of high altitude flight, and ...
Clarke J - - 2001
A regional audit group in genitourinary medicine (GUM) developed a method to assess their practice using peripatetic audit workers. An audit using 2 audit proformas recorded information relating to an agreed selection of standards contained within the national guidelines for the management of uncomplicated genital chlamydial infection. An audit worker ...
Messersmith W A - - 2001
We reviewed reports from 321 consecutive emergency department (ED) noncontrast, helical "renal stone" abdominal CT scans obtained at a single medical center between April 1996 to June 1997 for incidental findings. Incidental findings were common (45% of scans), and approximately half were rated of "moderate" or "serious" concern by 2 ...
Mehanna A - - 2001
BACKGROUND: To date, approximately 43 cases of hyperkeratosis of the nipple and areola have been reported, most of which have been sporadic. OBSERVATION: We describe 3 patients with this dermatosis who were encountered in the outpatient clinic of the Department of Dermatology at the American University of Beirut Medical Center, ...
Sethi S - - 2001
We report 2 cases of filariasis, one in the ovary and the other in the mesosalpinx. In the first case, the patient underwent panhystrectomy and in the second case, right ovarian cystectomy with right salpingectomy were performed under general anaesthesia. Histopathology showed adult filarial worms in the dilated lymphatics of ...
Auxier J A - - 2001
As in the past, the principle role of the scientist in the courtroom is to assist attorneys, judges, and jurors in understanding the complex scientific and technical issues before them. In the last decade, however, changes in the law and the increasing technical complexity of many disputes have introduced new ...
Raveenthiran V - - 2001
PURPOSE: Ileosigmoid knot is a rare surgical emergency. Most previous publications are either retrospective reviews of hospital records or sporadic case reports. Personal experience with this condition is often limited to one or two cases. This article describes the personal experience with this rare condition of a single author. This ...
Doshi A - - 2001
Amyloidosis is a generic term for a heterogeneous group of disorders associated with deposition of protein in an abnormal fibrillar form. Amyloidosis can be hereditary or acquired, localised or systemic and potentially lethal or merely an incidental finding. We report a case of a male who was totally asymptomatic and ...
McGarry J W - - 2001
International tourism to tropical and sub-tropical areas, both to resource-poor and developed countries, has almost trebled within the past 20 years. We examined the records of patients referred to the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine over 6 years. 46 (63%) of infestations originated in the UK. Ticks were most common ...
Borrás-Blasco J - - 2001
OBJECTIVE: To report a case of erythrodermia that appears to be related to the intake of omeprazole (OMP) for treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease. CASE SUMMARY: We describe a case of erythrodermia associated with OMP therapy in a 58-year-old white woman with no predisposing factors. In 1995, at the Rheumatology ...
Mitchell P A - - 2001
Wound botulism is a rare and potentially fatal disease. The use of black tar heroin has spawned an increase in the incidence of the disease, with the majority of cases occurring in California. The use of botulism antitoxin and surgical debridement are recommended to decrease hospital stay. For this to ...
Manthous C A - - 2001
Lactic acidosis is a frequent laboratory finding in patients with severe exacerbations of asthma. The pathogenesis of lactic acidosis in asthma is not well understood, but it has been presumed, by some, to be generated by fatiguing respiratory muscles. We herein report the cases of three patients with status asthmaticus ...
Belfer R A - - 2001
OBJECTIVES: Management of febrile infants and children remains controversial despite the 1993 publication in Pediatrics and Annals of Emergency Medicine of practice guidelines. Our aim was to determine the management of febrile infants and children by pediatric emergency medicine (PEM) fellowship directors and emergency medicine (EM) residency directors and compare ...
Boyer A - - 2001
In 1999, two new cases of type E botulism were observed in French hospitals. Since this type of botulism is uncommon in France, the cases prompted a national epidemiological study. Sixteen cases of type E botulism, including the two cases reported here, occurred between 1952 and 1999. The clinical and ...
Ueyama T - - 2001
We sent our members questionnaire asking about their activities. From December 1992 to the end of 2000, endoscopic thoracic sympathicotomy (ETS) was utilized in 7,017 cases in 50 hospitals and institutes. Of which 6,776 (96.6%) were performed on hypersweating. There have been no deaths related to ETS either during the ...
Kennedy C - - 2001
A tele-ophthalmology service was established between a regional hospital in South Africa and a specialist eye hospital in the UK. The aim of the service was to provide secondary specialist advice in the diagnosis and treatment of difficult ophthalmology cases in South Africa. Over 12 months, the South African medical ...
Dominguez E E Department of Anesthesiology, Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth, Virginia 23708, USA. - - 2001
The objective of this article is to describe a case of distressing upper extremity phantom limb sensation during intravenous regional anesthesia (IVRA). A 33-year-old American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) status I female with an uncomplicated intrauterine gestation presented for endoscopic carpal tunnel release. Following gravity-assisted exsanguination of the vertically positioned ...
Cabaniss D L - - 2001
Anonymous questionnaires were sent to all candidates and supervisors at the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research (hereafter "Columbia"). Questions focused on the four domains most emphasized in the literature on supervision: logistical issues; the "teach or treat" question; the evaluatory function of the supervisor; and the affective ...
Mjellem N - - 2001
The neurodevelopmental hypothesis of schizophrenia has gained increasing acceptance. This hypothesis assumes a disruption in the normal development of the brain, secondary to genetic factors, environmental factors, or, most likely, a combination of both. After a brief review of the various aetiologic models since the first description of the disease, ...
Parlow J L - - 2000
Analgesic and anti-inflammatory drugs are frequently administered intraoperatively by the rectal route to provide pre-emptive postoperative analgesia. We report the case of an inmate of a federal penitentiary who underwent orthopedic surgery in a public hospital. After induction of general anesthesia, indomethacin and acetaminophen were administered rectally. This led to ...
Irefin S A SA Departments of General Anesthesiology and Colorectal Surgery, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA. - - 2000
We report a case of a patient who developed membranous tracheal disruption after severe vomiting. He subsequently required urgent colectomy for toxic megacolon under general anesthesia. With this challenging situation, we were able to successfully conduct general anesthesia in the presence of tracheal laceration, pneumothorax, and pneumomediastinum.
duKamp A - - 2000
In the author's current area of practice the use of either the Bier's block or haematoma block for manipulating distal radial fractures seems to have been based mostly on the A&E consultant's preference. The purpose of this literature review was to determine if there was sufficient evidence on the advantages ...
Meal A G - - 2000
BACKGROUND: There are no recent studies of the presentation of ischaemic heart disease (IHD) in general practice. What information exists is derived from the secondary care setting, where seasonal and daily variation has been reported in admissions for IHD. There are epidemiological studies that show a falling incidence and mortality ...
Radomski J W - - 2000
Serotonin-related adverse side-effects of psychotropic drugs were first recorded in humans in 1960. However, since 1991, these related cases have been diagnosed as 'serotonin syndrome (SS)' according to the criteria reported by Sternbach. In this article, we have reviewed and further explored the validity of these criteria. The clinical profile ...
Moore M M - - 2000
Acromegaly is an uncommon condition, with an annual incidence in the UK of three per million. The gradual onset of the clinical features mean that often friends and relatives are unaware of the underlying pathology. In view of the morbidity, and indeed mortality, arising from undiagnosed cases, general dental practitioners ...
Sato R L - - 2000
INTRODUCTION: The standards for obtaining informed consent, set forth by the Hawaii Revised Statutes, establish that it is the physician's duty to disclose what a reasonable person objectively needs to hear in order to make an informed decision. It is the purpose of this study to report the opinions of ...
Appleyard G D - - 2000
Repeated serological and parasitological analyses of commercially raised swine have shown the Canadian swine herd to be free of Trichinella in recent years in all regions of the country except for sporadic cases from one community in Nova Scotia. Nevertheless, approximately 18 cases of human trichinellosis are reported each year ...
Lawrenson R - - 2000
The study was conducted to determine whether the method for selecting cases of venous thromboembolism (VTE) from general practice databases significantly affected the findings of an epidemiological study. Cases of VTE were identified from the UK General Practice Research Database (GPRD) by searching for codes for deep vein thrombosis (DVT) ...
Sanders J W - - 2000
Methylobacterium mesophilicum is a methylotrophic, pink pigmented, gram-negative rod that was initially isolated from environmental sources that is being increasingly reported as a cause of opportunistic infections in immunocompromised hosts. We present the case of an immunocompromised woman who developed a central catheter infection with M. mesophilicum and review the ...
Abou Zinada N Y - - 2000
Little is known about human and animal scabies in Jeddah. The present study gives a picture of human scabies. Over four months, 18 cases have been microscopically diagnosed. The most common infested site was the abdomen, followed by the lower and upper limbs. Infestation in other parts of the body ...
Morey A F - - 2000
PURPOSE: Although radiographic retrograde urethrography has traditionally been the gold standard for imaging the anterior urethra, sonourethrography has proved to be precise and effective for evaluating urethral strictures. We review the evolution of sonourethrography and demonstrate its practical contemporary applications. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed literature reviews on MEDLINE and ...
Klitzke CF - - 2000
New records are reported for a Hemipteran (Largus rufipennis) and a Coleopteran (Chauliognathus fallax) feeding on Senecio brasiliensis (Asteraceae) and sequestering pyrrolizidine alkaloids (PAs). Both insects are warningly colored and rejected by predators.
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