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Perera Priyanjith - - 2007
Interpretation of scars of torture is not an easy task as our understanding of evolution of scars of different methods of torture is still in its infancy. The objectives of this study were to produce the features of a typical scar of a few selected methods of torture and determine ...
Kelley Amy S - - 2006
To quantify the house officer's role in end-of-life decisions, the authors abstracted charts for documentation of end-of-life discussions for 100 patients withdrawn from life-sustaining treatment. They assessed the proportion of end-of-life care notes written by house officers, controlling for service, length of stay, outpatient physician involvement, race, and diagnostic category. ...
Cropley Thomas G - - 2006
The army itch was a chronic, severely pruritic dermatosis which first appeared among soldiers and some civilians early in the American Civil War (1861-1865). As the war progressed, so did army itch, becoming epidemic in the Potomac Valley of Maryland in 1862 and in Virginia in 1864. Immediately after the ...
Rauniar Gajendra Prasad - - 2006
A study was conducted to establish the knowledge of correct dose calculations and conversion between mass concentration, dilution and percentage concentrations amongst medical and paramedical personnel handling patient, with life saving support system. A questionnaire was prepared having five standard questions to be answered in ten minutes by medical house ...
Atenstaedt R L - - 2006
At the 90 year anniversary of the Battle of the Somme, it is important to remember the members of the RAMC who served in the Great War, especially the more than one thousand Medical Officers who gave their lives. The RAMC during the First World War was a Corps led ...
Garmaise David - - 2006
In November 2005, the Liberal government in Ontario introduced a bill that would allow policy officers, other community safety workers and victims of crime to find out more quickly whether they have been exposed to infection from certain viruses. Meanwhile, the Saskatchewan Medical Association (SMA) is opposing similar legislation enacted ...
Hills Laura Sachs - - 2006
Medical practices need to make a number of adaptations to ensure that their facilities and staff are accessible to patients and other office visitors with physical disabilities. This article describes 10 specific strategies for preparing your medical practice for patients with disabilities, both inside and outside your office. It describes ...
Christensen Gordon J - - 2006
In-office CAD/CAM is a reality. It allows fabrication of tooth-colored inlays and onlays, crowns and veneers in one appointment. It is especially well-suited to dentists who accomplish many single-tooth or single-quadrant restorations. As with any new technology, its cost is high, but using it can be financially feasible. Clinical and ...
Crichton-Harris Ann - - 2006
In the early 1900s, Dr J B Christopherson was one of a small number of British physicians who found their way to Khartoum, the capital of Sudan. The city had been laid waste by the battles of the legendary Mahdi and the armies of the British. Sudan was now considered ...
Venters Wayne B - - 2006
A ring or circular object (wide steel band/nut) impaled on a swollen finger can be most difficult to remove. Likewise, wedding rings in the preoperative setting do not necessarily need to be cut off. This not previously described method uses a Penrose drain to wrap out the finger, an Esmarch ...
Patel Rajesh - - 2006
AIMS: To identify the appropriateness of calls to on-call house officers in a major tertiary teaching hospital. METHODS: A prospective observational study was conducted at Auckland City Hospital over the months of June, July, and August 2004. Fourteen house officers from a range of medical and surgical services categorised calls ...
Haines Richard C RC - - 2006
Medical practices often find that they have outgrown their office space and cannot relocate within the same building or in the vicinity of their current location. They are confronted with the need to develop and build a new facility. Parts 1 and 2 of this series helped you conceive your ...
Goodchild Jason H - - 2006
Providing anxiolysis (diminution of anxiety and/or fear) for patients is a popular technique for improving a patient's tolerance of invasive dental procedures. Currently there are no guidelines for helping dentists select the appropriate amount of oral medication for a patient who requires anxiolysis. Besides the availability of inherently safe drugs, ...
Conn Joseph - - 2005
Now that the 30-day comment period has ended for the CMS' H-CAHPS patient-satisfaction survey, it can start being used next year. Dan Varga, left, chief medical officer for Norton Healthcare in Louisville, Ky., is pleased to see the government catching up to efforts that Norton has used for years.
Gregg Robert E - - 2005
Office parties are fun. They boost morale. They can also go over the line and result in company and personal liability. Holiday parties have ended up in court. This article explores "the line" between a good time and liability. What should you be aware of to protect your company and ...
Gilchrist Valerie - - 2005
Comprehensive medical care requires direct physician-patient contact, other office-based medical activities, and medical care outside of the office. This study was a systematic investigation of family physician office-based activities outside of the examination room. In the summer of 2000, 6 medical students directly observed and recorded the office-based activities of ...
Tobin J - - 2005
Medical Officers serving with their national contingents in peacekeeping operations are faced with difficult ethical decisions in regard to their obligations to the local civilian population. Such populations may be under-resourced in regard to medical care, and vulnerable to abuse and exploitation. Though the medical officer may support the local ...
Roberfroid Dominique - - 2005
The growth chart has been proposed as an educational tool to make the child's growth visible to both health workers and caregivers and to enhance communication between them. In the case of growth faltering, this would trigger timely corrective measures. Although the relevance of growth monitoring and promotion (GMP) has ...
Lee Y K - - 2005
During the first 86 years of Singapore's medical history (1819 to 1905), nobody was officially designated a "pathologist" although pathology was practised. All pathological work (purely medical or forensic) was done by non-specialist doctors. Representative cases are quoted so that conclusions can be drawn regarding what pathological practice was like ...
Sulit Daryl J - - 2005
Psoriatic arthritis is a chronic spondyloarthropathy whose pathogenesis is unknown. We present a case of a naval flight officer who presented with chronic psoriatic arthritis, which ultimately became well controlled with etanercept treatment. The naval flight officer was granted military aeromedical waivers for psoriatic arthritis, cutaneous psoriasis, and chronic medication ...
Haines Richard C RC - - 2005
The object of medical practice is to deliver services in a timely manner. To prosper in the current environment, clinicians must stress productivity and efficiency. This article discusses the impact of office space configuration on these factors. Not only is profitability increased, satisfaction improves as providers can spend more face-to-face ...
Jones Alice Y M - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is frequently performed by allied health professionals, and, if undertaken in compromised positions, it may induce injury to the rescuer's spine. Back pain as an occupational symptom in manual workers has received considerable attention in the medical literature, but there is no report on the effect ...
Hogan David B - - 2005
To review three proposed approaches to office-based assessment of older drivers and to evaluate recommendations made about dementia and driving. The American Medical Association's (AMA's) Physcian's Guide to Assessing and Counseling Older Drivers gives recommendations for office-based assessment of older patients' medical fitness to drive. Other approaches examined were those ...
Ting Joseph Y S - - 2005
In many Australian hospitals a medical officer is available for urgent review of inpatients outside normal working hours. Current practice in nurse-initiated requests for medical officer involvement out of hours may adversely affect patient outcome as well as medical and nursing resource use at these times. Of 10 523 nurse-initiated ...
Keymer Marjorie - - 2005
Critical illness insurance is a new (to the US), medically sophisticated insurance product that is tantalizing some US insurers. Few have brought a product to market, but many opine that a US breakthrough is in the offing. Would you rise to the challenge and craft an opportunity to participate in ...
Kedia Kalish R - - 2005
With the emergence of minimally invasive therapies for the management of symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), as well as the reality of a changing medical economic environment, there is a need for a reliable local anesthesia protocol. The protocol described here for prostate anesthetic block is a safe, economical, ...
Butts Heather M - - 2005
Commissioned surgeon of colored volunteers, April 4, 1863, with the rank of Major. Commissioned regimental surgeon on the 7th Regiment of U.S. Colored Troops, October 2, 1863. Brevet Lieutenant Colonel of Volunteers, March 13, 1865, for faithful and meritorious services--mustered out October 13, 1866. So reads the tombstone at Arlington ...
McHugh G J - - 2004
OBJECTIVE: To examine the accuracy of the existing data collection system in an intensive care unit (ICU). METHODS: Prospective audit of data collection for APACHE II in a six-bedded general ICU in a region-al hospital for consecutive ICU admissions over a 12 month period. The existing resident medical officer (RMO) ...
Waldron Tony - - 2004
After a brief career in public health, Thomas Morison Legge was appointed to become the first medical factory inspector, in 1898, and remained in post until his resignation in 1927. During his tenure in office he became the leading authority on lead poisoning and anthrax; he resigned when the government ...
Orion Edith - - 2004
Scabies and pediculosis are diagnosed on an almost daily basis in many dermatology offices. Whether the patient seeks medical attention because of the often unbearable itch of scabies or because of the fear of lice infestations, the physician should be on the lookout for these ectoparasitic infestations. Secondary bacterial infection, ...
Lawrenson Ross - - 2004
Sir James Mouat was the first of 36 doctors to win the Victoria Cross. Born in Kent in 1815, he was educated at University College London before joining the army. After service in India and Ireland he joined the 6th Dragoon Guards as regimental surgeon and served with them throughout ...
Subramaniam Hari - - 2004
In two recent cases, Australia's Migration Review Tribunal (MRT) overturned government decisions to refuse the visa applications of HIV-positive candidates for Partner (Temporary) (Class UK) visas on the basis of medical inadmissibility. In doing so, the MRT questioned the opinion of the government medical officer concerning the costs to the ...
Rosen David L - - 2004
This study assessed human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-related services in county jails and staff perceptions of HIV-infected inmates and their care. A statewide telephone questionnaire was administered to detention officers and health care workers providing medical services in North Carolina jails. Eighty-five percent of participating facilities employed one or more on-site ...
Weingart Saul N - - 2004
The Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) requires that house officers demonstrate competencies in "practice-based learning and improvement" and in "the ability to effectively call on system resources to provide care that is of optimum value." Anticipating this requirement, faculty at a Boston teaching hospital developed a 3-week elective ...
Rutkow Lainie W - - 2004
An important aspect of the Union army medical corps throughout the Civil War was the clinical discord that pitted allopathic, or orthodox, physicians against sectarian, or unorthodox, physicians. Allopaths dominated the corps and its examining boards and consequently denied commissions as army surgeons to sectarian practitioners such as the homeopaths. ...
Schissel Daniel J - - 2004
Military dermatology encompasses all cutaneous manifestations that present to medical officers in a deployed situation, either in peacetime or in war. Medical officers in a field environment cannot avoid facing cutaneous quandaries. This article briefly highlights the omnipresent threat of cutaneous disease. It follows with a cost-effective look at periodically ...
Greenberg Morris - - 2004
BACKGROUND: London Dockers unloading a dusty asbestos cargo in 1965, consulted an eminent Occupational Health physician, Dr. Donald Hunter who informed them that they had been at serious risk. A second, opinion provided jointly by a Consultant Chest Physician, the Port Medical Officer, and the Medical Advisor to the Trades ...
Salaniponi F M - - 2004
Forty-four tuberculosis (TB) officers who attended the National TB Seminar were given a multiple choice questionnaire (MCQ), based on information in the TB manual. They were asked to complete the MCQ in their hospitals, using the manual, and return it within 6 weeks to the Central Unit. Thirty-one (70%) officers ...
Patterson Douglas F - - 2004
The increasingly frequent invasion of new computer viruses--some 500 new ones are discovered each month--has wreaked havoc in many large network systems. Medical office computers are vulnerable as well to significant corruption of files and interruption of access to important data. This article outlines basic steps that practices can follow ...
Beier Lucinda McCray - - 2004
This article draws on oral history evidence and annual reports of the Medical Officers of Health for the communities of Barrow, Lancaster, and Preston to document the shift in the place and the managers of childbearing, from working-class homes and traditional midwives in the early twentieth century to hospitals and ...
Jack Gregory - - 2004
A 60-year-old male physician is self-referred to your office for evaluation of his erectile dysfunction, which has been worsening for 5 years. He reports his erections rarely achieve fullness for penetration, and he is unable to ejaculate. He has tried sildenafil citrate (Viagra(R); Pfizer Inc, New York, NY) with mild ...
Chinamasa C F - - 2004
BACKGROUND: The social security invalidity benefit programme in Zimbabwe is organized through a network of regional offices. There are no standard guidelines for assessing invalidity. Aim We tested whether cause of invalidity and place of residence influenced the rate of processing of invalidity benefit claims. METHOD: We carried out a ...
Patel F - - 2003
Misinterpretation of postmortem artefacts in forensic medical practice may result in a misdiagnosis of criminal activity. Forensic physicians at the scene can liaise with forensic pathologists and visit the mortuary in the company of the crime scene investigators or scenes-of-crime officers to ensure all relevant facts are identified. In this ...
Iwatsubo Y - - 2003
AIMS: To compare the prevalence and incidence of respiratory symptoms and lung function values between hairdressing apprentices and office apprentices. METHODS: A total of 322 hairdressing apprentices and 277 office apprentices (controls) were studied. Two cross sectional surveys were conducted in 1994 and 1996/97 with longitudinal follow up for a ...
Wong Steven H - - 2003
Pharmacogenomics, applied as an aspect of molecular autopsy, may be used as an adjunct for certifying methadone fatalities. Methadone is metabolized by cytochrome P-450 (CYP) 1A2, 3A4, and 2D6. We hypothesized that methadone toxicity may be partially due to CYP 2D6 *3, *4, and *5 variant alleles, resulting in poor ...
Eldar Reuben - - 2003
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to review the establishment and operation of the Croatian Medical Corps in Bosnia and Herzegovina in the 1992-1995 war. METHODS: We analyzed pertinent documents available to one of the authors (B.I.) who served on the Headquarter of the Corps, the study of the ...
Mann Robin Y - - 2003
Balancing service commitments with educational development is never easy. The European Working Time Directive and the Chief Medical Officer's report on senior house officer training bring new challenges. The Royal College of Physicians has developed 'Laying the Foundations for Good Medical Practice', a resource that enables tutors to teach generic ...
Pontious Bruce - - 2003
The senior director of medical center development and alumni affairs at the Ohio State University and a development officer at the Ohio State University Office of Medical Center and Health Sciences Development describe the origins of the endowed Robert M. Zollinger Chair of Surgery and the recipients of the professorship.
Halliday Stephen - - 2003
William Henry Duncan (1805-1863) was born in Liverpool, qualified in Edinburgh, then moved back to Liverpool to work in general practice. He became physician to the Liverpool Infirmary and began to campaign for improvements to the appalling living conditions of his patients. He was appointed Liverpool's Medical Officer of Health ...
Drake Waldene - - 2003
A comprehensive review of medical office systems can decrease risk in the practice. Education and training of employees are key to this goal. When staff follow policies and protocols consistently, they help protect patients and patient rights. Checklists for front- and back-office employees can help a medical group maintain protections ...
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