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Cooke L - - 1999
INTRODUCTION: This paper shows the findings from a survey of 439 senior house officers undertaken as part of the British Medical Association cohort study of 1995 medical graduates. The aim of the study was to assess the quality of senior house officer training in the United Kingdom. METHOD: In July ...
Yagiela J A - - 1999
The history of office-based anesthesia dates back to the discovery of nitrous oxide and ether in the 1840s. In recent years, advances in intravenous anesthetic techniques and the rising costs of hospital-based services have combined to promote the practice of ambulatory anesthesia. Dental patients who may benefit from office-based anesthesia ...
Bogutyn T - - 1999
The Polish version of the Toronto Alexithymia Scale-20 and Defense Mechanisms Questionnaire were completed by 387 university students. Scores on alexithymia correlate significantly with scores on the whole group of 12 immature defenses (Pearson r = .39, p < .001) and with scores on such individual immature defense mechanisms as ...
- - 1998
An outbreak of cholera which killed 17 people at Kalokol on the shores of Lake Turkana has been brought under control. Rift Valley provincial medical officer, Dr. Kenneth Chebet, said 369 cases had been attended to within 1 month but no new cases were now being seen. AMFEF airlifted medical ...
Kolstad P R - - 1998
The integrated management of childhood illness approach (IMCI) is currently being implemented by a number of countries worldwide. This is the second report from a study in western Uganda comparing the assessment and classification of disease by medical assistants using the IMCI algorithm with that of hospital-based general medical officers, ...
Burton K - - 1998
The information provided in this article should not be construed as all encompassing. It is not intended to be legal advice. It is intended to be a risk management presentation of certain aspects of claims data, treands, systems and processes in order to better equip physicians and office personnel in ...
Shetty A K - - 1998
BACKGROUND: Surveys in recent years show that office emergencies are likely to occur in pediatric offices and that most offices are not equipped to deal with these situations. METHODS: To determine the pediatrician's preparedness to manage emergencies, we surveyed a randomly selected sample of 240 office-based pediatricians in Louisiana. We ...
Smith E S - - 1998
BACKGROUND: Dermatologists have greater accuracy than nondermatologists for diagnosis of skin disease. However, it is not clear whether this affects medical outcome. OBJECTIVE: We tested the hypothesis that nondermatologists would be more likely than dermatologists to prescribe combination products for the treatment of common fungal skin infections. METHODS: We analyzed ...
Lammers S R - - 1998
Have you ever wondered how your practice could benefit from a highly trained and specialized office staff? It could improve how patients are treated and enhance the day-to-day tasks required to run an office. Medical office personnel are essential, and their continued education can directly affect the operation and perception ...
Newmark J - - 1998
From the experience of a U.S. Army Air Defense Artillery "battalion-plus" task force serving a 6-month rotation in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, we compiled the requirements for specialty consultations on deployed personnel in the predeployment screening phase, during deployment (including both inpatient hospitalizations and medical evacuations), and immediately upon ...
Gevenois P A - - 1998
The aim of this study was to investigate by computed tomography (CT) whether asbestosis, diffuse pleural thickening and/or pleural plaques are statistically associated. We also tried to find criteria to differentiate between diffuse and circumscribed pleural thickening. From 231 exposed workers, only those subjects whose radiograph showed neither bilateral calcified ...
Hall R M - - 1998
The battle fought by a U.S.-French force at Chipyong-ni in mid-February 1951 has been called the turning point of the Korean War, and may have been the first time that transfusions of whole blood were given as far forward as the regimental area during combat. The surgeon, or chief medical ...
Coen S J - - 1998
Distinguishing perverse defenses from the concept of obligatory perversion allows perverse defenses to be examined in neurotic patients. Perverse defenses against reality, one's conflicts, and relationships with others are connected with affect intolerance, difficulty with analytic collaboration, and analytic impasse. Perverse defenses, including the cultivation of states of distraction, excitement, ...
Abke A - - 1998
With the immovable deadline of the new millennium close at hand, many medical facilities will find they are scrambling to be prepared. Neither sophisticated integrated health systems or small medical offices will go unaffected or untouched. It is important for risk managers to make it their priority to ensure that ...
Adilah N - - 1997
AIM: To determine the effect of frequent vacuum cleaning of carpets on Der p 1, the major group one allergen of the house dust mite Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus. METHODS: Nine rooms and three hallways in the resident medical officers quarters at Wellington Hospital were regularly vacuum cleaned (daily, except weekends) over ...
Poole C J - - 1997
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether histopathologists with deficient colour vision make more errors in slide interpretation than those with normal colour vision. DESIGN: Examination of projected transparencies of histopathological slides under standardised conditions by subjects whose colour discriminating ability was accurately assessed. SETTING: Departments of histopathology in 45 hospitals in the ...
Ciancio S G - - 1997
Since our population is aging, patients will present to our offices with more medications than in the past. Although these medications may benefit their general health, they may adversely affect their dental health. Although most medications discussed increase the risk for caries and periodontal disease, a few may actually decrease ...
Bellandi D - - 1997
Legions of lawyers, consultants and accountants are pulling in the big bucks helping providers stay on the right side of government regulations. Compliance is the trendiest buzzword in healthcare today, and it's creating some lucrative business opportunities. Compliance officers, like Roy Snell (left) of University of Wisconsin Medical Foundation, ride ...
Mangelsdorff A D - - 1997
A Delphi study was conducted of Army senior Medical Service Corps leaders (O6s) to identify the expected behaviors and competencies needed to ensure that junior officers will achieve successful careers as Medical Service Corps officers in the 21st century. A Delphi mailing was conducted in two phases. In the first ...
Pinto C - - 1997
Managed care might seem to be putting a damper on healthcare construction, but in fact it's one of several industry changes creating opportunities for architectural and design firms. One example of a trend toward making surroundings as pleasant as possible is the west campus expansion at East Texas Medical Center ...
Dufresne R G - - 1997
Seasonal presentation of skin cancers has been previously described, but the seasonal presentation of keratoacanthomas is less well documented. Pathology reports and dermatology clinic visits were examined from the Roger Williams Medical Center, the major dermatopathology service in Rhode Island, U.S.A., from 1990 to 1992. Seasonal presentation was defined as ...
Reardon M J - - 1997
Researchers at the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine have developed and validated numerical models capable of predicting the extent of physiologic strain and adverse terrain and weather-related medical consequences of military operations in harsh environments. A descriptive historical account is provided that details how physiologic models for hot ...
Sim K M - - 1996
AIM: With the aim towards better education of junior medical staff on chest tube management, we designed a questionnaire to survey their practice and at the same time to assess their level of understanding of the physical principles of chest tube and its drainage system. METHODS: The questionnaire was distributed ...
Adams M S - - 1996
A questionnaire study was carried out on 74 British Army patients who were awaiting aeromedical evacuation from the Former Republic of Yugoslavia. The study confirmed previous unpublished reports that 41% of patients were being repatriated for exacerbation of pre-existing disease. Of these, 78% had disease known to their medical officer, ...
Roberts L J - - 1996
Periconceptual dietary folic acid supplementation reduces the incidence of neural tube defects (NTDs). Their use has been advocated by the Chief Medical Officer (CMO), the Consultant Advisor in Obstetrics & Gynaecology (O&G), the Senior Consultant in O&G British Forces in Germany (BFG) and by Medical Administration & Technical Instruction (MA&TI) ...
Pereira C - - 1996
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the outcome of caesarean delivery performed by assistant medical officers and specialists in obstetrics and gynaecology with particular attention to post-operative complications. DESIGN: We performed a nonrandomised analysis of 2071 consecutive caesarean deliveries at Maputo Central Hospital. Of these, 958 (46.3%) were performed by assistant medical officers ...
- - 1996
Overwhelming postsplenectomy infection should be preventable if simple precautions are taken. An ad hoc working party of the British Committee for Standards in Haematology has reviewed recommendations for patients without a spleen and drawn up a consensus. Members of the working party were selected for their personal expertise and to ...
Yardley C J - - 1995
1. One of the roles of the Ophthalmic Medical Assistant (OMA) is to provide the physician with as much clinical information as possible to assist in the diagnosis and management of patients whose chief complaint is "double vision". 2. Because diplopia can be associated with a variety of medical causes, ...
Lyttle J - - 1995
Lieutenant-Commander Colin Harwood was part of a team from the Canadian Forces Medical Service (CFMS) that was sent to Rwanda in the wake of that country's bloody civil war. The Ottawa-based officer says the CFMS personnel helped ease many serious medical problems during the 10 weeks they spent there, although ...
- - 1995
During July 12-16, 1995, Chicago experienced unusually high maximum daily temperatures, ranging from 93 F to 104 F (33.9 C to 40.0 C). On July 13, the heat index peaked at 119 F (48.3 C)--a record high for the city. This report describes the heat-related deaths reported by the Cook ...
Butković-Soldo S - - 1995
This paper describes medical support to a Croatian Army brigade of 2,100 soldiers in an attack combined with river crossing during the 1991/1992 war in Croatia. Three crossings across the river, 4,000 to 5,000 m apart, were used along a front of a total width of 14 km. The anticipated ...
Tewari S - - 1995
The clinician wishing to employ a spirometer in the office must be aware of the equipment available and the current standards for validating and maintaining such equipment. Indications for spirometry are fairly frequent in general medical practice for both diagnosis, response to therapy, and for risk assessment prior to surgery. ...
Benson C J - - 1995
For two decades, Army physical therapists have been granted limited privileges to prescribe certain medications when serving as nonphysician health care providers for the primary evaluation and treatment of patients with neuromusculoskeletal dysfunctions. A brief summary of the events that led to this physician-extender role is presented. This article describes ...
- - 1995
This document amends the section of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Schedule for Rating Disabilities on Gynecological Conditions and Disorders of the Breast. This amendment is based on a General Accounting Office (GAO) study noting that there has been no comprehensive review of the rating schedule since 1945, and ...
Sommers P A - - 1995
Citing data collected between 1987 and 1994 at the St. Paul-Ramsey Medical Center, Ramsey Clinic and Ramsey Foundation, Paul A. Sommers, Ph.D., executive vice president and chief administrative officer of Ramsey, Michael G. Luxenberg, president of Professional Data Analysts, and Eric. P. Sommers of the River Falls Clinic, write how ...
Johnson E E - - 1995
On the basis of 18 years of experience on the Medical Review Panel of the New Jersey Department of Personnel, the author points out some shortcomings commonly observed in psychological/psychiatric evaluative reports on mental fitness of police officer and fire fighter candidates. Each shortcoming is noted under one of two ...
Morgan D - - 1995
The doctor/patient relationship is unique. The doctor's surgery/clinic can be likened to the confessional and the duty of confidence to a patient does not end with the patient's death. It is ongoing. It is accepted that in the Armed Forces, a Commanding Officer can request disclosure of all relevant medical ...
Strange-Vognsen H H - - 1995
From 1980 to 1993, the Danish Radio Medical Advice Service (RMAS) had 1136 contacts from overseas Danish merchant ships and 213 contacts from Danish territorial waters. The diagnoses were almost always of acute conditions. The distribution of the diagnoses in the overseas contacts were; diseases in the digestive and genitourinary ...
Ristenbatt R R RR - - 1995
A New York City homicide case was investigated at the request of the District Attorney's office. The deceased had been violently beaten about the face, neck, and chest area. The bludgeoning left the victim unrecognizable, and produced blood-spatter patterns at the scene that attained heights over nine feet. The suspect ...
Thompson A M AM - - 1995
This article reports on theoretical and empirical research that explored the hypothesis that there is a sexual division of leadership in volunteer emergency medical service (EMS) squads. This hypothesis was tested against survey data obtained from 216 current members of nine upstate New York volunteer EMS squads. Despite several mitigating ...
McKnight J T - - 1995
BACKGROUND: The medical review officer is a position established by federal statute in 1988. The role of the medical review officer is to interpret positive urine drug tests in view of the donor's medical history. With more than 4 million workers affected by the Department of Transportation guidelines for workplace ...
Butler R M - - 1994
Medicine has a dual obligation concerning the environment: (1) to supply laboratory and clinical research to document harmful effects on the environment, and (2) to encourage changes in the environment to reduce or eliminate adverse health effects. This article presents individual and group actions for the improvement of the environment. ...
Hanzlick R - - 1994
Following a suggestion that the National Association of Medical Examiners (N.A.M.E.) develop a N.A.M.E. Information Center (NIC), N.A.M.E. conducted a survey to evaluate the current status of medical examiner office automation (computerization) in the United States. Responses were received from 80 unique reporting areas, including 75 medical examiner offices, which ...
Sohn A P - - 1994
During the latter half of the 19th century, the United States Army commissioned medical officers or hired civilian physicians to serve its troops. The civilian physician signed a contract for services, and the candidate for a commission was subjected to rigorous examinations before becoming an officer. The rigorous testing of ...
- - 1994
During 1992-1993, six persons died while diving for sea urchins in Maine waters--two during 1992 and four during August-November 1993. The four 1993 deaths were investigated by the Maine Department of Marine Resources, the U.S. Coast Guard, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Maine, and the Occupational Safety ...
Grantham H - - 1994
Ambulance officers are now highly trained professionals with a detailed knowledge of emergency medical conditions and trauma. The medical practitioner, however, should still be seen as the leader of the medical team, both in the field and in the supervision and development of an effective ambulance service. Patient care will ...
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