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Brown Douglas L DL Department of Radiology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, - - 2014
The author provides some suggestions for those considering travel to developing countries to provide training in ultrasound at small medical facilities. Issues discussed will include planning before the trip, personal safety and health while there, as well as equipment and travel issues.
Saffra Norman N Medical and Surgical Eyesite, Brooklyn, New York, USA Department of Ophthalmology, St. Johns Episcopal Hospital, Far Rockaway, New York, - - 2014
A 47-year-old woman with a medical history of pseudoxanthoma elasticum and associated choroidal neovascularisation that was successfully managed with intravitreal bevacizumab injections developed non-squamous non-small cell lung carcinoma. The patient's oncological medication regimen included systemic bevacizumab. During the 22 months that the patient received systemic bevacizumab for management of her malignancy, ...
Habibzadeh P P Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Student Research Committee, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences , Shiraz, - - 2013
Over the last decade, Web sites (URLs) have been increasingly cited in scientific articles. However, the contents of the page of interest may change over the time. To investigate the trend of citation to URLs in five general medical journals since January 2006 to June 2013 and to compare the ...
Sampat Kapil M - - 2013
Little is known about the accuracy and precision of syringes used to deliver small-volume intravitreal injection of medication. The authors investigated the accuracy and reproducibility of seven brands of small-volume syringes used for intravitreal injection. This experimental laboratory investigation compared EXELint 1cc TB, BD Luer-lok, BD 1cc TB, Kendall Monoject ...
Day Jonathan - - 2013
A common application for microfluidics can be found in medical devices where the advantages of small volume measuring equipment can be exploited for In Vitro Diagnostics. This chapter focuses on the US and the EU regulations, explaining the broad landscape and regulatory pathways of each market.
Henley Jill K - - 2013
Introduction: Medication-induced leukocytoclastic vasculitis is a small-vessel vasculitis that most commonly manifests with palpable purpuric lesions on gravity dependent areas. Development of the vasculitis occurs within weeks after the initial administration of the medication, with clearance upon withdrawal of the medication. Glyburide, a sulfonylurea medication, is used to treat non-insulin ...
Todd Adam - - 2012
Background Polypharmacy-taking five or medications per day-is common in lung cancer patients. This patient group is prescribed medication to control acute symptoms associated with cancer and also to prevent or treat other long-term conditions. These medications increase the pill burden for the patient and also the probability of developing a ...
McCue Michael J - - 2012
The Affordable Care Act's medical loss ratio (MLR) rule requires health insurers to pay out at least 80 percent of premiums for medical claims and quality improve­ment, as opposed to administrative costs and profits. This issue brief examines whether insurers have reduced administrative costs and profit margins in response to ...
Stålberg Erik - - 2012
Because of certain restrictions in medical praxis, reusable materials are only allowed in some countries. This also applies to electrodes for electromyography; the special single-fiber electromyography electrode must be replaced. This article gives some details of the possibilities of using an alternative-a small concentric needle electrode. Practical hints, reference values, ...
Brandon Alfred N - - 2012
This list of 358 books and 123 journals is intended as a selection aid for the small library of a hospital, medical society, clinic, or similar organization. Books and journals are arranged by subject, with the books followed by an author index, and the journals by an alphabetical title listing.
Mattison Sara - - 2012
The use of operant conditioning in a zoologic setting allows zookeepers and other animal caretakers to train birds and small mammals to participate willingly in medical procedures. By using operant conditioning with an emphasis on positive reinforcement, small mammals and birds can be trained to cooperate in their own medical ...
Tamariz Leonardo - - 2012
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a serious complication. Large claims databases can potentially identify the effects that medications have on VTE. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the evidence supporting the validity of VTE codes. A search of MEDLINE database is supplemented by manual searches of bibliographies of key ...
Crews Matthieu P K - - 2012
Osteoporosis is increasingly common worldwide and there is a growing concern that the long-term use of antipsychotic medications increases the risk of this disorder. In this review, we consider whether antipsychotics may contribute to the development of osteoporosis through reductions in bone mineral density, discuss the possible mechanisms involved and ...
Kulasegarah J - - 2011
BACKGROUND: The Internet hosts a large number of high-quality medical resources and poses seemingly endless opportunities to inform, teach, and connect professionals and patients alike. However, it is difficult for the lay person to distinguish accurate from inaccurate information. AIM: This study was undertaken in an attempt to assess the ...
Depeursinge A - - 2011
In this paper, we propose mobile access to peer reviewed medical information based on textual search and contentbased visual image retrieval. Webbased interfaces designed for limited screen space were developed to query via web services a medical information retrieval engine optimizing the amount of data to be transferred in wireless ...
Grover Charu - - 2011
Objective. The global burden of pediatric asthma is high. Governments and health-care systems are affected by the increasing costs of childhood asthma-in terms of direct health-care costs and indirect costs due to loss of parental productivity, missed school days, and hospitalizations. Despite the availability of effective treatment, the current use ...
Dirckx Maaike - - 2011
BACKGROUND:: Different mechanisms are involved in a complex network of interactions resulting in the painful and impairing disorder, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). There is convincing evidence that inflammation plays a pivotal role in the pathophysiology of CRPS. Immunomodulating medication reduces the manifestation of inflammation by acting on the mediators ...
Habib Abdulrazaq G - - 2011
Background: Pre-medication has been used to protect against early adverse reactions (EAR) following antivenom administration after snakebite. Studies have evaluated its efficacy with variable results. Objective: The aim of the study was to conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis of published data to assess the effect of pre-medication on the ...
Luo Gang - - 2011
Although Web-based personal health records (PHRs) have been widely deployed, the existing ones have limited intelligence. Previously, we introduced expert system technology and Web search technology into the PHR domain and proposed the concept of an intelligent PHR (iPHR). iPHR provides personalized healthcare information to facilitate users' daily activities of ...
Dhanani Sonny - - 2011
Introduction: The reemergence of organ donation after circulatory determination of death (DCDD) in Canada demands the establishment of clear, evidence-based guidelines for the determination of death. The primary purpose of this study was to investigate the variability in specific criteria, diagnostic tests, and recommended wait periods for the determination of ...
Kumar Ajay A Department of Hospital Medicine, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA. - - 2011
The perioperative management of patients with inflammatory bowel disease is challenging given the altered immune system that results from a variety of biologic and immunomodulator therapies. Clinicians are often faced with challenges and complicated equations when deciding on the type and dose of medication. To understand the effect of these ...
Imai Yuuki - - 2011
The treatment of osteoporosis has been a critical issue in today's medical situation. Various therapeutic agents and strategies have been investigated and applied, and have proven successful in the treatment of osteoporosis. However, some concerns still remain, such as the adverse effects of such treatments. From this point of view, ...
Singh Ashish - - 2011
References form the backbone of any medical literature. Presently, because of high inflation, it is very difficult for any library/organization/college to purchase all journals. The condition is even worse for an individual person, such as private practitioners. The solution lies in the free availability of full-text articles. Here, the authors ...
Lim Angelina - - 2011
OBJECTIVE To review the safety of regular preventive asthma medications during pregnancy. DATA SOURCES The following databases were searched from inception to February 2011: Ovid MEDLINE, PubMed, Cochrane Library, EMBASE and CINAHL Plus. STUDY SELECTION AND DATA EXTRACTION The search was limited to human studies published in the English language. ...
Lam Otto L T - - 2011
BACKGROUND: Aerobic and facultatively anaerobic gram-negative bacilli (AGNB) are opportunistic pathogens and continue to cause a large number of hospital-acquired infections. AGNB residing in the oral cavity and oropharynx have been linked to nosocomial pneumonia and septicemia. Although AGNB are not considered members of the normal oral and oropharyngeal flora, ...
Kishi Yukiko - - 2011
The more manga (Japanese graphic novels) communicate medical information, the more people are likely to be influenced by manga. We investigated through an Internet search using Google the characteristics of medical manga published in Japan, defined as those in which the main character is a medical professional and that occur ...
Turk Nana - - 2011
Scientists from smaller countries have problems gaining visibility for their research. Does open access publishing provide a solution? Slovenia is a small country with around 5000 medical doctors, 1300 dentists and 1000 pharmacists. A search of Slovenia's Bibliographic database was carried out to identity all biomedical journals and those which ...
Roitman Haggai - - 2011
In this paper we describe a novel social-medical discovery solution, based on an idea of social and medical data unification. Built on foundations of exploratory search technologies, the proposed discovery solution is better tailored for the social-medical discovery task. We then describe its implementation within the IBM Medics system and ...
Pericleous Stephanos - - 2011
Background: Plans are underway to open the first two medical schools in Cyprus, a small island nation in the eastern Mediterranean. Two schools are planned: a private one which will offer graduate-only entry and provide a 4-year course and a state one which will admit school leavers for a 6-year ...
Eklund Ann-Marie - - 2011
In this paper we present a first analysis towards better understanding of the query constraining aspects of knowledge, as expressed in the most used public medical bibliographic database MEDLINE. Our results indicate, possibly not surprising, that new terms occur, but also that traditional terms are replaced by more specific ones ...
Martin-Khan Melinda - - 2011
We conducted a systematic review of studies of observer agreement for medical specialist diagnosis via videoconferencing. The review was based on searches of electronic databases and a hand search of relevant journals and reference lists between 1966 and June 2010. There were 20 studies comparing videoconferencing diagnosis with a non-telemedicine ...
Maddison André R - - 2011
Persons with limited life expectancy (LLE) - less than 1 year - are significant consumers of health care, are at increased risk of polypharmacy and adverse drug events, and have dynamic health statuses. Therefore, medication use among this population must be appropriate and regularly evaluated. The objective of this review ...
Turner Leigh - - 2011
Medical tourism companies play an important role in promoting transnational medical travel for elective, out-of-pocket medical procedures. Though researchers are paying increasing attention to the global phenomenon of medical tourism, to date websites of medical tourism companies have received limited scrutiny. This article analyzes websites of Canadian medical tourism companies ...
Feneran Ashley N - - 2011
Acne vulgaris is a chronic disease with several pathogenic factors. Multiple medications are typically used that can lead to nonadherence and treatment failure. Combination medications target multiple pathways of acne formation and may offer therapeutic benefit. To explore the efficacy and tolerability of combination retinoid plus antimicrobial treatments in acne ...
Yang Lei - - 2011
We analyzed a longitudinal collection of query logs of a full-text search engine designed to facilitate information retrieval in electronic health records (EHR). The collection, 202,905 queries and 35,928 user sessions recorded over a course of 4 years, represents the information-seeking behavior of 533 medical professionals, including frontline practitioners, coding ...
Jimeno-Yepes Antonio - - 2011
MEDLINE indexing performed by the US National Library of Medicine staff describes the essence of a biomedical publication in about 14 Medical Subject Headings (MeSH). Since 2002, this task is assisted by the Medical Text Indexer (MTI) program. We present a bottom-up approach to MEDLINE indexing in which the abstract ...
Oldfield Kenneth - - 2010
American higher education is committed to diversity, saying it enhances the learning environment. Medical schools weigh applicants' socioeconomic origins when deciding admissions, fostering higher attendance by students from the working and poverty classes, historically underrepresented groups. When choosing deans, however, categories of diversity do not include lower socioeconomic origins. The ...
Brinkhaus Benno - - 2011
The results of a survey of decision makers (directors of clinical departments, along with research and education institutes) at German medical schools in 1997 demonstrated that although most respondents were in favour of integrating complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) into medical school curricula, only a minority had implemented these into ...
Gill Peter J - - 2011
The societal responsibility of physicians to be health advocates, both at the population and patient level is necessary to positively influence public health and policy. Physicians must commit to learn about policy reform and the legislative process. Several regulatory physician organizations emphasize the importance of health. In addition, the Association ...
Stegall-Zanation Jennifer - - 2010
To determine the extent of pharmacist use in medication management, roles of school nurses, and use of other health care providers at elementary schools in North Carolina. Prospective survey of 153 (130 public and 23 private) elementary schools in four counties of North Carolina. A 21-question survey was e-mailed to ...
Reisman Jonathan - - 2010
This poem is a reflection on finishing medical school and starting residency.
Green James S - - 2010
To determine the extent of pharmacogenomics instruction at US and Canadian medical schools, characterize perceptions of curricular coverage, identify curricular resources and compare responses with similar studies conducted in US pharmacy schools and British medical schools. A survey was sent to the pharmacology department chairs of US and Canadian medical ...
Barzansky Barbara - - 2010
Many forces, including the influential report of Abraham Flexner, acted to reform medical education in the early 20th century. Most physicians were not prepared to adopt recent advances in health care due to their poor medical training. This deficit was recognized in the 20 years before Flexner's report by several ...
Bernstein Joseph - - 2011
In a 2003 report, required courses in musculoskeletal medicine were found in only 65 of the 122 medical schools in the United States. Since then, national efforts to promote musculoskeletal medicine education were led by the US Bone and Joint Decade, the American Medical Association, the Association of American Medical ...
Mehraj Vikram - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: Parasitic diseases are a major public health problem in the tropical and sub tropical countries including the subcontinent region. We aimed to assess methods of Parasitology education in medical schools of Karachi Pakistan. METHODS: Ten medical schools in Karachi, Pakistan were sent a structured questionnaire collecting information on different ...
Hedley-Whyte John - - 2010
Pathology chairpersons continue their preeminence in US medical schools. The Hirsch (h) index of citation was analyzed for the chairpersons of 8 specialty departments in 41 US medical schools. The current h indices of department chairs (302 of 328 positions filled) were tabulated by specialty and medical school. The proportion ...
Jippes Mariëlle - - 2011
Integrated curricula have been implemented in medical schools all over the world. However, among countries different relative numbers of schools with integrated curricula are found. This study aims to explore the possible correlation between the percentage of medical schools with integrated curricula in a country and that country's cultural characteristics. ...
Gangata Hope - - 2010
The study of gross Anatomy through the use of cadaveric dissections in medical schools is an essential part of the comprehensive learning of human Anatomy, and unsurprisingly, 90% of the surveyed medical schools in Africa used cadaveric dissections. Donated cadavers now make up 80% of the total cadavers in North ...
Mullan Fitzhugh - - 2010
The basic purpose of medical schools is to educate physicians to care for the national population. Fulfilling this goal requires an adequate number of primary care physicians, adequate distribution of physicians to underserved areas, and a sufficient number of minority physicians in the workforce. To develop a metric called the ...
Mazzarello Paolo - - 2011
The Camillo Golgi's school of Histology and General Pathology in Pavia played an important role in the development of medical-biological studies in Italy in the period after Unification of the state. Founded around 1880 when Golgi (1843-1926) began to wield power at the University of Pavia, the school soon became ...
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