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Cannon Jeremy W - - 2010
In World War II, Edward D. Churchill volunteered as a combat consultant. In this role, he mentored many junior surgeons and challenged the Army leadership to treat hemorrhagic shock with blood rather than plasma. These lessons have continued relevance for today's Senior Visiting Surgeons and our military medical corps.
Tainmont J - - 2010
A royal otitis. The young king of France, Francis II, the eldest son of Henry II and Catherine de Medici, died in Orleans from the effects of the complications of a chronic otitis on 6 December 1560. Based on texts of the time, the paper discusses the nature of the ...
Bowman Brent - - 2010
Of the key Health Plan patient satisfaction measures used in Kaiser Permanente Colorado, ease of contacting the physician's office with a medical question was consistently rated as the lowest quarterly patient satisfaction measure. Furthermore, medical office staff had become dissatisfied with their inability to contact patients who had previously left ...
Babre Deven - - 2010
Data generated in all clinical trial are recorded on the data collection instrument Case report Form / Electronic Case Report Form by investigators located at various sites in various countries. In multicentric clinical trials since different investigator or medically qualified experts are from different sites / centers recording the medical ...
Lee Thomas H - - 2009
Whether it's a basic Mr. Coffee or a gadget that sports a snazzy device for grinding beans on demand, the office coffee machine offers a place for serendipitous encounters that can improve the social aspect of work and generate new ideas. What's more, a steaming cup of joe may be ...
Hao Loi Tsuan - - 2009
AIM: To determine the views of new house officers (HO) on professionalism and unprofessional behaviour following dismissal in January 2007 of a HO who was caught video-taping nurses in the shower. METHODS: An anonymous self-administered questionnaire was administered during new house officers' orientation. Using a Likert scale (1 = strongly ...
O'Shea M K - - 2009
The submarines responsible for the United Kingdom's nuclear deterrent have carried a junior doctor as their medical officer since the program's inception. The Vanguard Class of submarine carries approximately 150 men and deploys for about 3 months at a time. One of the central tenets of submarine operations is to ...
Anderson Warwick H - - 2008
This article surveys some descriptions of the Fore people made on early contact in the 1950s by patrol officers, social anthropologists and medical doctors. Sorcery accusations and cannibalism initially impressed these outside observers, though gradually they came to realize that a strange and fatal condition called kuru was a major ...
Daugherty Brent - - 2008
One solution to mistaken identification by a crime's victims and eyewitnesses is to use a virtual officer to conduct identification procedures. Results from a study comparing a virtual officer with a live human investigator indicate that the virtual officer performs comparably to the human in terms of identification accuracy, emotional ...
Luong Amber - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Frontal sinus ostium stenosis (FSOS) is problematic even for expert surgeons. Balloon catheter (BC) technology has been recently introduced to rhinology. The aim of this study is to assess technical feasibility and effectiveness of BC dilatation of FSOS in the office setting. METHODS: This retrospective, multi-institutional case series describes ...
Bryan Jeffrey - - 2008
Medical civil-military operations are a critical combat multiplier directly supporting the counterinsurgency fight. Army Medical Department Soldiers support medical civil affairs activities at all levels from platoon to the United States Mission-Iraq (Department of State) initiatives enhancing the legitimacy of medical services in the Iraq Ministry of Health, Ministry of ...
Diamond Diana - - 2008
Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck's The Lives of Others, set in the German Democratic Republic in 1984, five years before the fall of the Berlin Wall, has been called the first accurate depiction of the psychological terror wielded by the Stasi, the East German secret police, who safeguarded the dictatorship of ...
Rathore Anurag S - - 2008
Janet Woodcock, MD, Deputy Commissioner for Operations/Chief Medical Officer at FDA, closed the workshop. She stated that, "QbD represents an evolution and not a revolution" that is in response to the increasing cost pressures on both the regulatory agencies and industry to control the escalation of drug prices. She acknowledged ...
Capozzi James D - - 2008
M.G., an orthopaedic surgeon, is stopped in the hallway of his hospital by one of his medical colleagues. The physician begins to ask several questions regarding a recent onset of shoulder pain. M.G. suggests that the colleague be seen in the office so that a complete evaluation of the shoulder ...
Lin Sandra Y - - 2008
OBJECTIVES: To highlight newly revised guidelines on sterile medication compounding released by the United States Pharmacopeia (USP 797) in December 2007, and the implications on immunotherapy vial preparation. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: A policy review. RESULTS: The newly revised USP chapter on sterile medication guidelines was released December 2007 and ...
Steeno Omer P - - 2008
Four iconographic pictures of Andreas Vesalius on glass painted windows, in Rochester, Minnesota, USA; Leuven (Louvain, Belgium); Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA; and Innsbruck (Austria), were made in the period between 1943 and 1956. Recently, we have found in Brugge (Bruges) a much older portrait of Vesalius, in the form of ...
Ong A E - - 2008
Between 8 August and 9 October 2005, tropical Singapore experienced a national epidemic of acute viral conjunctivitis. We report the epidemiological and virological findings of outbreaks of viral conjunctivitis in military facilities during the same time period, and the outbreak control measures taken. Outbreaks of viral conjunctivitis were identified by ...
Pilgrim, John L.
This thesis addresses the effects of deployment characteristics and demographic data on propensity rates for developing Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The results will serve to identify current PTSD trends among sailors based on quantitative analysis of medical data provided by the Army Medical Surveillance Activity (AMSA) and the Defense Manpower ...
Denton J Scott - - 2008
Between September 2005 and April 2007, 350 fentanyl intoxication deaths were investigated and certified by the Cook County Medical Examiners Office. Investigations revealed that the majority of these fatalities were by intravenous injection of a white powder followed by a rapid collapse. The fentanyl was clandestinely produced in a lab ...
Basu S - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: To determine the misuse of antibiotics in the Pediatric outpatients department' (OPD) of a busy teaching hospital and to ascertain the probable reasons behind it. METHODS: Over a 6 months period, new cases primarily treated with antibiotics by Medical Officers (first contact physicians in Peadiatric Medicine and Surgery OPD) ...
Cordts Paul R - - 2008
Between December 2004 and June 2007, 13 key Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom combat casualty care policies were published to inform medical practice in the combat theater of operations. Published policies were authored by the 44th Medical Command (1), the Office of The Army Surgeon General (11), and the Office ...
Rallis Efstathios - - 2008
A 58-year-old, obese, male, army officer was presented with tinea incognito of the groin masking intertriginous psoriasis. According to his history, he had pruritic, symmetrical erythematous eruption of the groin of 2-month duration that he treated himself by using topical pimecrolimus 1%. This medication had been prescribed for his 8-year ...
Anderson Bruce E - - 2008
The Pima County (Arizona) Office of the Medical Examiner has seen a dramatic rise over the past 6 years in the number of deaths related to the illegal crossing of our international border with Mexico. This rise in deaths is undoubtedly related to an increase in the number of foreign ...
Crandon Ivor W - - 2008
Emergency Department (ED) medical officers are often the first medical responders to emergencies in Jamaica because pre-hospital emergency response services are not universally available. Over the past decade, several new ED training opportunities have been introduced locally. Their precise impact on the health care system in Jamaica has not yet ...
Handke Thomas - - 2007
This account shows how military personnel deployed abroad are often exposed to particularly stressful events and how they must cope with enormous challenges. Shortly after the ground offensive started in Iraq, 109 soldiers were deployed, at very short notice, from Germany to Kuwait on March 21, 2003, as Extending Operation ...
Draelos Z D - - 2007
The in-office dispensing of topical skin care products by dermatologists is a source of frequent debate. Guidelines for proper dispensing have been penned by various medical organizations, yet the controversy continues. With the increasing number of physician-dispensed lines available for sale, combined with mounting medical financial issues, the ongoing debate ...
Drapeau Martin - - 2008
This pilot study investigated the defense styles of pedophile sexual offenders. Interviews with 20 pedophiles and 20 controls were scored using the Defense Mechanisms Rating Scales. Results showed that pedophiles had a significantly lower overall defensive functioning score than the controls. Pedophiles used significantly fewer obsessional-level defenses but more major ...
Jennings Stephen F - - 2007
The UK chief medical officer's recommendations for the re-licensing and performance management of doctors will mean a move from a formative towards a summative role for appraisal and its adjunct, the personal development plan. Where does this leave medical educators trying to promote reflective learning? It is taken for granted ...
Carroll C B CB Department of Neurology, University Hospital, Birmingham, Edgbaston. - - 2007
As in other hospital specialties, an increasing proportion of neurology trainees are female. To predict the workforce implications it is necessary to determine what life choices future neurologists will make. A questionnaire survey of life choices was administered to neurology consultants and trainees, general medical senior house officers, and medical ...
Sztajnkrycer Matthew D - - 2007
No widely accepted, specialized medical training exists for police officers confronted with medical emergencies while under conditions of active threat. The purpose of this study was to assess medical decision-making capabilities of law enforcement personnel under these circumstances. Web-based surveys were administered to all sworn officers within the county jurisdiction. ...
McDonald Robert - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: To examine the influence of newspaper and Internet advertising, word-of-mouth endorsement and student experience in attracting applicants for junior medical officer positions in the Northern Territory. DESIGN: A retrospective study. PARTICIPANTS: Fifty-four applicants for junior medical officer positions. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE: Proportion of applicants who reported newspaper advertising, Internet ...
Atun A - - 2007
Soldiers and seamen were remarkably inventive in their methods of feigning disease; I know of few cases where soldiers today have gone to such determined efforts to simulate a disease. All of us have encountered malingerers in the course of our work but the extent and array to which they ...
In February 2005, GAO reported that weaknesses in the Army's Active Duty Medical Extension (ADME) process caused injured and ill Army National Guard and Reserve (reserve component) soldiers to experience gaps in pay and benefits. During the course of GAO's previous work, the Army implemented the Medical Retention Processing (MRP) ...
Huckstep Ronald L - - 2007
This review is based on the author's experience treating over 5,000 joint contractures of the lower limbs in developing countries in the tropics and subtropics over the past 40 years. It includes realistic methods of correction of neglected, untreated joint contractures mainly due to poliomyelitis and other paralytic conditions by ...
Dunaway M Tray - - 2007
Favorite home care and hospice sales topics involve overcoming "gatekeeper" barriers. But concerns of getting to the referral decision maker in a physician office addresses only one end of a spectrum. The micro-economic dimension of understanding and exploiting medical office policy is counterpoint to the more significant macro-economic government policy ...
Huesing S A - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: To chronicle the history of IMIA, the International Medical Informatics Association, from 1967 to 2007. METHOD: Describing the key events and accomplishments through the terms of office of its presidents. RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS: The IMIA of today has been shaped by the individuals within it. Those influencing and guiding ...
Gibson Brent Randall - - 2007
Much like their counterparts in private industry, federal medical officers, particularly preventive and occupational medicine physicians, must ensure a workforce fit to perform their duties. Meeting this objective often requires balancing competing interests between employers and employees. The medical examination is the method for protecting the government's interests in identifying ...
Woodcock Elizabeth W - - 2007
A growing number of medical practices are transforming their payer-based, account follow-up staffing model to total account ownership (TAO). This approach recognizes the equally important tasks of coding, claims transmission, payment posting and refunds, which are usually divided among business office staff. TAO assigns work by payer rather than function. ...
Kopperman Paul E - - 2007
This chapter provides an analytical overview of the operational structure, hospital and regimental systems of military medical practice of the British Army in North Amercia and the West Indies, 1755-83, using a database of medical officers, regimental returns, lists of drugs used, correspondence and publications. Practice varied depending on location, ...
Tolbert Samuel H - - 2007
Physicians often face a major financial dilemma: To lease or own their medical office. This article takes a set of typical assumptions for a real estate market and analyzes the capital costs, cash flow, and investment implications of the option of leasing a medical office versus owning a similar property. ...
Lincoln Margarette - - 2007
This chapter focuses on the interrelationship between naval medicine and broader society, discussing medical representations of the Navy in the late-eighteenth century, and arguing that naval medicine was a matter of keen debate, perceived as important for the country. Navy servicemen were represented in contradictory ways: as a tool of ...
Akbar Nadeem A - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine the cost considerations and strategies for incorporating ultrasound (US) in a head and neck practice. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING: A retrospective chart review of office-based US procedures from 2001 to 2005 was completed at our academic medical center. Billing and coding ...
Molde A - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: In order to train medical personnel properly for future international missions the Lithuanian Armed Forces decided to adopt BATLS/BARTS as a basic course for military pre-hospital trauma care. This decision was based upon the increasing Lithuanian participation in international missions as a part of multinational units. Another important reason ...
Lambert Trevor W - - 2006
AIM: To report house officers' views in 2003 of their first postgraduate year, and to compare their responses with those of house officers 2 and 3 years previously. METHODS: Postal questionnaires to all house officers in 2003 who graduated from UK medical schools in 2002. RESULTS: The response rate was ...
Santillanes Genevieve - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: To determine the preparedness of pediatric offices that had activated emergency medical services (EMS) for a critically ill child requiring airway management. METHODS: Fifteen patients who initially presented to pediatric or family practice offices but required EMS activation and cardiac and/or respiratory support were identified from a previous prospective ...
Gibbs Shawn G - - 2006
The Hearing Conservation Service at Fort Bliss conducted baseline-hearing assessments from January 2003 to March 2005 on 14,974 soldiers in the Active Duty (AD), National Guard (NG), and Reserve Component (RC). The percentages of soldiers with >H-2 (i.e., nondeployable) hearing profiles based on Army component and gender are as follows: ...
Cecil William T - - 2006
BACKGROUND: The prescription drug benefit is commonly designed and managed as a stand-alone health insurance product without consideration of how the design of other medical benefits may impact its use. OBJECTIVE: To determine the effects of member cost (copayment/coinsurance) increases on the relationship between the use of physician office visits ...
Spiegel Allen D - - 2006
Dr. Charles H. Nichols and Dr. John P. Gray were the two foremost forensic psychiatrists in the latter half of the nineteenth century in the U.S. However, their rationales differed dramatically. They were involved in four notable murder trials where insanity issues arose: one was a trial for the murderer ...
Huizink Anja C - - 2006
To study whether the methods used to select participants in research on prevalence rates of the health effects of exposure to a disaster may cause bias. This study compared background characteristics, disaster exposure, and complaints reported by (1) police officers who participated in an epidemiological study and underwent a medical ...
Liistro Giuseppe - - 2006
STUDY OBJECTIVES: To investigate the technical properties and user friendliness of 10 office spirometers devoted for use in general practice, and to compare the results with standard diagnostic spirometers. DESIGN: Multicenter study. SETTING: Ten spirometer models were tested independently in three pulmonary function laboratories and by three general practitioners (GPs). ...
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