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Herlich Andrew - - 2013
The objective of this review is to assist the readers, anesthesiologists, intensivists, and emergency physicians in making a more accurate diagnosis of perioperative fever or hyperthermia and subsequently choose the proper course of treatment. To identify the many sources of perioperative fever and after a more accurate differential diagnosis, select ...
Büscher T P - - 2013
It is estimated that between 2% and 5% of the population experience symptoms of compulsive hoarding. Recent investigation into hoarding has shown that it is a problem in its own right and is therefore being added to a diagnostic manual of mental disorders. This integrative literature review examines the impact ...
Wolfskill Sandra J - - 2013
Peer group comparisons can help revenue cycle leaders: Review their performance through an external lens. Set targets and motivate their teams. Provide informed answers to questions from the C-suite.
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Presents the summary reports of American Psychological Association journal operations (compiled from the 2012 annual reports of the Council of Editors and from Central Office records) and Division journal operations (compiled from the 2012 annual reports of the Division journal editors). The information provided includes number of manuscripts, printed pages, ...
Pons J L - - 2013
In this article the principles of human locomotion are revisited and reviewed. This has been done in the framework of two European projects, where the elicitation of these mechanisms inform, on the one hand, the design of artificial bipedal walkers (H2R), and on the other hand the design of lower ...
Fox Matthew A MA Department of Clinical Teleradiology, Teleradiology Solutions, Bangalore, - - 2013
Voice recognition (VR) technology needs improvement, but is as integral to the current practice of radiology as Radiology Information Systems and Picture Archival and Communication Systems. In the 1990s, the radiology community gave VR technology a rather lukewarm reception, but since then it has emerged as the predominant method of ...
Salbach Nancy M - - 2013
To provide an overview of the research literature on distance and speed requirements for adults to walk outside the home. We conducted a systematic review and searched PubMed, MEDLINE (Ovid), EMBASE, CINAHL, Scopus, PEDro, and The Cochrane Library from 1948 to May 2012, and other sources. Search terms included communities, ...
Bosmia Anand N - - 2013
The purpose of this article is to discuss the use of the human calvaria and skull as alms bowls and drinking vessels by a sect of Hindu ascetics in present-day India known as the Aghoris. The authors attempt to explain the rationale behind the Aghoris' use of the human calvaria ...
Shah Shreyansh - - 2013
Malignant middle cerebral artery infarction (mMCAI) is a life-threatening condition in pediatric patients. Despite strong evidence showing decreased morbidity and mortality in adult mMCAI patients with decompressive hemicraniectomy (DCH), there is a paucity of data on the use of DCH in children with similar condition. Here we report experience from ...
Liesegang Thomas J - - 2013
PURPOSE: To provide a current overview of the movement for open access to the peer review literature. DESIGN: Perspective. METHODS: Literature review of recent advances in the open access movement with a personal viewpoint of the nuances of the movement. RESULTS: The open access movement is complex, with many different ...
Gianola Silvia - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Systematic reviews (SRs) have become increasingly important for informing clinical practice; however little is known about the reporting characteristics and the quality of the SRs relevant to practice of rehabilitation health professionals. OBJECTIVE: To examine the reporting quality of a representative sample of published SRs on rehabilitation. We focused ...
Lee Jung - - 2013
Abstract This study explores the factors that make online customers select which reviews to read among the various ones on the Web. While most of literature on online consumer reviews has conveniently assumed that more helpful reviews would be read by more customers, no empirical study has tested whether the ...
Thomas David Terence - - 2013
Horner's Syndrome (HS), caused by the interruption of the oculosympathetic pathway, is a rare yet morbid complication of tube thoracostomy. However, literature regarding HS secondary to tube thoracostomy is limited to case reports, with little comprehensive information available. We report two cases and review all cases from the published literature ...
Sawers Andrew B - - 2013
Microprocessor-controlled prosthetic knees (MPKs) have been developed as an alternative to non-microprocessor-controlled knees (NMPKs) to address challenges facing individuals with lower-limb loss. A body of scientific literature comparing MPKs and NMPKs exists but has yet to be critically appraised. Therefore, we conducted a systematic review to examine outcomes associated with ...
Lin Tzu-Hung - - 2013
To present a rare case of fetal nonfamilial proximal femoral focal deficiency (PFFD) diagnosed as early as 21 weeks' gestation. A 32-year-old woman was referred to our hospital at 21 weeks' gestation. An ultrasound examination revealed isolated unilateral short femur (right femur = 27.3 mm and left femur = 37.9 mm). The measurements of all the ...
Treadwell Joseph R - - 2013
First metatarsophalangeal joint arthrodesis can be accomplished using many forms of fixation. Distinguishing the best fixation construct requires evaluation of many variables. A review of the literature provides a starting point for what needs to be assessed and what questions need to be asked. In vivo and in vitro studies attempt to ...
Tahiri Youssef - - 2013
Many modalities exist for diagnosing and treating lipofibromatous hamartoma (LFH), with no clear consensus. This is the first comprehensive study to review the existing literature on LFH of the median nerve and to suggest a systematic approach to its diagnosis and treatment. An electronic and manual search was conducted on ...
Anand Geetha - - 2013
Isolated paediatric neurosarcoidosis (IPN) is exceptionally rare and only seven cases have been reported so far in the literature. We report the clinical and radiological profile of a 7 year-old boy with epilepsia partialis continua (EPC) who was initially thought to have Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis (ADEM), but was subsequently found ...
Needleman Ian - - 2013
BACKGROUND: and overview. This article describes the different types of reviews of research that are available in the literature: systematic reviews and traditional reviews. Systematic reviews have become the reference standard for evidence to inform clinical practice. In this article, the authors set out guidance on appraising the quality and ...
Wallace Byron C - - 2013
Systematic reviews are being increasingly used to inform all levels of healthcare, from bedside decisions to policy-making. Since they are designed to minimize bias and subjectivity, they are a preferred option to assess the comparative effectiveness and safety of healthcare interventions. However, producing systematic reviews and keeping them up-to-date is ...
Grapsa Dimitra - - 2013
Since the success of the Bethesda nomenclature system in standardizing Pap smear results, there has been growing interest in adopting Bethesda-like standardized categorical formats in areas of nongynecologic cytopathology. Standardized categorical reporting may have several advantages over descriptive reporting, in enhancing cytopathologist-clinician communication and inter-institutional exchange of information, providing better ...
Nolan M - - 2013
Study design:Systematic, thematic, narrative review of qualitative literature.Objectives:To systematically review qualitative research that explores the impact of spinal cord injury (SCI) on the gendered experience of men with SCI.Methods:A systematic search of databases and hand search of relevant journals to provide a thematic narrative review of articles, providing sufficient depth ...
Sano Kazufumi - - 2013
Abstract A 40-year-old woman presented with a six-month history of synovial chondromatosis of the metacarpophalangeal joint of the right ring finger, which was resected through both dorsal and volar incisions. To our knowledge there have been only 17 reported cases of articular synovial chondromatosis of the digital joint so far. ...
Al Khalifa Khalid - - 2013
The assessment, maintenance of competence, and recertification for surgeons have recently received increased attention from many health organizations. Assessment of physicians' competencies with multisource feedback (MSF) has become widespread in recent years. The aim of the present study was to investigate further the use of MSF for assessing surgical practice ...
Malik Ovais H - - 2013
This paper discusses the invisible orthodontic treatment modalities of Invisalign aligners, lingual appliances and aesthetic brackets. The first part of this three-part series will discuss Invisalign aligner treatment. The second part will discuss lingual appliance treatment and the third part will focus on aesthetic brackets. The benefits and drawbacks of ...
Mulvaney Kate K - - 2013
Benton County, in north-central Indiana, USA has successfully sited more than 500 turbines. To understand Benton County's acceptance of wind farms, a holistic case study was conducted that included a document review, a survey of local residents and interviews with key stakeholders. Survey questionnaires were sent to 750 residents asking ...
Brooks John K - - 2013
The practice of tooth modification dates back thousands of years and continues to be performed in some contemporary societies. There is limited information available about the dental customs in Bhutan. A 70-year-old Bhutanese woman presented with a gold disk on her maxillary anterior tooth. Both central incisors had been adorned ...
Veitz-Keenan Analia - - 2013
ARTICLE TITLE AND BIBLIOGRAPHIC INFORMATION: Antagonistic interactions between sodium hypochlorite, chlorhexidine, EDTA, and citric acid. Rossi-Fedele G, Dovgramac─▒ EJ, Guastalli AR, Steier L, Figueiredo JA. J Endod 2012 Apr;38(4):426-31. REVIEWER: Analia Veitz-Keenan, DDS PURPOSE/QUESTION: To find evidence of the unwanted effects after the chemical combination between sodium hypochlorite, chlorhexidine, and ...
Sharif Mohammad O - - 2013
Systematic reviews are essential in summarising evidence and providing an indication of its strength and direction. This is why they often inform clinical decision making. Although the quantity of reviews published is increasing, concerns about their quality may sometimes be questioned. This paper highlights the aspects of systematic review methodology ...
Hoehner Christine M CM Division of Public Health Sciences and Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center, School of Medicine, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO 63110, USA. - - 2013
Systematic reviews of public health interventions are useful for identifying effective strategies for informing policy and practice. The goals of this review were to (1) update a previous systematic review of physical activity interventions in Latin America which found that only school-based physical education had sufficient evidence to recommend widespread ...
Fernández Nicolás - - 2013
Ovotesticular syndrome (OTS) belongs to the group of disorders of sex development (DSD). We present a case of a patient with OTS presenting with acute labioscrotal pain. A surgical exploration was indicated, and hemorrhage was identified. A gonadectomy was performed and the final pathology report revealed an ovotestis with a ...
Murray Daniel H - - 2013
Ebullism is the spontaneous evolution of liquid water in tissues to water vapor at body temperature when the ambient pressure is 47 mmHg or less. While injuries secondary to ebullism are generally considered fatal, some reports have described recovery after exposure to near vacuum for several minutes. The objectives of ...
Porwal Amit - - 2013
Several studies have been published on the neutral zone regarding materials, techniques, and different prostheses; however, the data are incongruent, and a literature review was necessary. This review summarizes the literature on the neutral zone and identifies deficiencies suggesting future research. The English language peer-reviewed dental literature was reviewed from ...
Bergqvist D - - 2013
Aim: The aim of the study was to systematically review the literature on vascular injuries caused by acupuncture. Methods: This was a systematic literature search in Medline and PubMed. Results: Thirty-one cases were identified and the majority developed symptoms in direct connection with the acupuncture treatment. Three patients died, two ...
Jain Anoop - - 2013
Establishing a person's identity can be a difficult task in cases of traffic accidents or in mass disaster situations. The records collected to identify a decedent should be accurate and totally inclusive of objective findings. When a victim has no teeth, information for use in personal identification based on methods ...
Bento Ana - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to review the congenital malformation known as agenesis of the dorsal pancreas (ADP) and other pancreatic birth defects, based on a rare and exemplary clinical case of pancreatic malformations. The intent was to review the latest information published in the national and international literature on pancreatic ...
Harolds Jay J Division of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University, Grand Rapids, MI, USA. - - 2013
There are 2 major classes of feedback. One class of feedback consists of the informal, numerous conversations between various people in the organization regarding the performance, behavior, and goals of an individual. Another class of feedback consists of formal reviews held once or twice a year between a supervisor and ...
Belizán José M - - 2013
ABSTRACT: The editor of Reproductive Health, Jose M. Belizan would like to thank all our reviewers who have contributed to the journal in Volume 9 (2012). Peer review is essential to the reliable communication of science and we appreciate the effort and generosity of our reviewers who give their time ...
Mousa Albeir Y - - 2013
Since initially described in 1966, radiocephalic fistula or Brescia-Cimino fistula is one of the most commonly performed fistulas in the world of arteriovenous access. The indications for insertion include, but are not limited to, hemodialysis. Although this is a frequently performed procedure, the primary and secondary patency rates and predictors ...
Falkmer Torbjörn - - 2013
At present, 'gold standard' diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) is a lengthy and time consuming process that requires suitably qualified multi-disciplinary team (MDT) personnel to assess behavioural, historical, and parent-report information to determine a diagnosis. A number of different tools have been developed to assist in determination. To optimise ...
Cheng Jie - - 2013
ABSTRACT: Spontaneous malignant transformation in craniomaxillofacial fibrous dysplasia (FD) is extremely rare and its clinicopathological characteristics remain largely unknown. Here, we aimed to characterize the epidemiology and clinicopathological features of malignancies arising from preexisting FD by presenting data from a Chinese tertiary referral hospital and review of English and Chinese ...
Naeem Naghma - - 2013
Direct observation of procedural skills (DOPS) is a new workplace assessment tool. The aim of this narrative review of literature is to summarize the available evidence about the validity, reliability, feasibility, acceptability and educational impact of DOPS. A PubMed database and Google search of the literature on DOPS published from ...
Wertli Maria M - - 2013
The aim of this study was to evaluate the reporting of relevant prognostic information in a sample of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) that investigated treatments for patients with chronic low back pain (LBP). We also analysed how researchers conducting the meta-analyses and systematic reviews addressed the reporting of relevant prognostic ...
Kayabu Bonnix - - 2013
This paper presents the initial data analysis for a survey to identify the attitudes towards systematic reviews and research of those involved in the humanitarian response to natural disasters and other crises; their priorities for evidence, and their preferences for accessing this information. Snowballing sampling techniques were used to recruit ...
Onitilo Adedayo A - - 2013
Accountability to authors and readers cannot exist without proper peer review practices. Thus, the information a journal seeks from its peer reviewers and how it makes use of this information is paramount. Disagreement amongst peer reviewers can be considerable, resulting in very diverse comments to authors. Incorporating a clear scoring ...
Gehanno Jean-François - - 2013
In searches for clinical trials and systematic reviews, it is said that Google Scholar (GS) should never be used in isolation, but in addition to PubMed, Cochrane, and other trusted sources of information. We therefore performed a study to assess the coverage of GS specifically for the studies included in ...
Jabir Shehab - - 2013
Introduction: The standard anatomical description of the extensor pollicis brevis tendon provided in textbooks of anatomy is at odds with that of published anatomical studies. It is crucial to the hand surgeon that he or she has a clear understanding of its anatomy, including its variations. The aim of this ...
Martini Alberto - - 2013
The Editors of Pediatric Rheumatology would like to thank all our reviewers who have contributed to the journal in Volume 10 (2012).
Catena Fausto - - 2013
The Editors of World Journal of Emergency Surgery would like to thank all our reviewers who have contributed to the journal in Volume 7 (2012).
Zammarchi Lorenzo - - 2013
Cysticercosis is caused by the invasion of human or pig tissues by the metacestode larval stage of Taenia solium. In Europe, the disease was endemic in the past but the autochthonous natural life cycle of the parasite is currently completed very rarely. Recently, imported cases have increased in parallel to ...
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