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Jordan Laura L From the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine-Bradenton in Florida - - 2014
Andrew Taylor Still, MD, DO, founded the first school of osteopathy, the American School of Osteopathy (ASO), in 1892. Two graduates from the second class of the ASO, Elmer and Helen Barber, opened the "second school of osteopathy," the National School of Osteopathy (NSO), in 1895. The guiding principles of ...
Adams Nick N Emergency Department, The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, - - 2014
Current conventions for the writing of medical scientific papers impede clear communication of scientific research results. This article discusses the reasons for this and how to ameliorate them.
Exeter Daniel J DJ Section of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Auckland, Auckland, PB 92019, Auckland Mail Centre 1142, New Zealand. - - 2014
The Health Quality and Safety Commission (HQSC) is developing Atlases of Healthcare Variation in New Zealand. We were invited to create and map the sociogeographic distribution of medication dispensing patterns among people with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (CVD). We developed two interactive online atlas 'templates' demonstrating geographical variations in CVD medication ...
Charlet Jean J Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris, Paris, - - 2014
ONTOLURGENCES is a termino-ontological resource developed to index and retrieve information in electronic Emergency Medical Record. In this project, we improved the ontology coverage to accommodate both anatomical and pathophysiological concepts in emergency medicine. This work lead to the automatic addition of 3,470 concepts and their underlying semantic formalization. In ...
Li Suhuan - - 2013
To explore the regulatory effects of established Chinese herbal formulas on inflammatory mediators released during asthma attacks, and to elucidate the molecular mechanism of Traditional Chinese Medicine in the treatment of asthma. Seventy-five asthmatic children were randomly divided into a Chinese medication group (45 cases) and a Western medication control ...
Zhuang Yaling - - 2013
To determine whether the expression levels of matrix metalloproteinases 2 and 9 (MMP-2 and -9) and tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinases 1 and 2 (TIMP-1 and -2) in the villi and the decidua are associated with prolonged bleeding after medical abortion. Case-controlled study. University hospital. Mifepristone-misoprostol medical abortion patients were divided ...
Srikiatkhachorn Anan - - 2013
The pathogenesis of medication overuse headache is unclear. Clinical and preclinical studies have consistently demonstrated increased excitability of neurons in the cerebral cortex and trigeminal system after medication overuse. Cortical hyperexcitability may facilitate the development of cortical spreading depression, while increased excitability of trigeminal neurons may facilitate the process of ...
Fu Jun - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate that capacitation in mouse spermatozoa involves alterations in the expression and localization of ACTL7a. DESIGN: Determine the alteration in the expression level and localization of ACTL7a in the induction of capacitation in mouse spermatozoa. SETTING: The Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Peking ...
Paziana Karolina - - 2012
Retained foreign objects account for as much as 2% of soft tissue injuries sustained in the wilderness. Subcutaneously embedded fragments are often missed during the initial medical evaluation and may result in morbidity secondary to delayed removal. Although the utility of ultrasonography in the emergency department for the detection of ...
Cameron Noël - - 2012
In 1940, during his second year of medical training, Jim Tanner expressed the desire to work, 'where physiology, psychology and sociology meet'. His subsequent exposure to the breadth of an American medical education and to the social and economic environment of post-war Europe distilled his belief in the importance of ...
Baker Maribel I - - 2012
Polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) is a synthetic polymer derived from polyvinyl acetate through partial or full hydroxylation. PVA is commonly used in medical devices due to its low protein adsorption characteristics, biocompatibility, high water solubility, and chemical resistance. Some of the most common medical uses of PVA are in soft contact ...
Fan Pohoey - - 2012
Article Title: Speckle Tracking Global Strain Rate E/E' Predicts LV Filling Pressure More Accurately Than Traditional Tissue Doppler E/E' (Echocardiography, 2012;29:403).
Ullrich Sebastian - - 2012
Palpation is a physical examination technique where objects, e.g., organs or body parts, are touched with fingers to determine their size, shape, consistency and location. Many medical procedures utilize palpation as a supplementary interaction technique and it can be therefore considered as an essential basic method. However, palpation is mostly ...
Rodgers Jeffrey - - 2012
PURPOSE: After elective outpatient upper extremity surgery, patients' need for opioid analgesic medication may be considerably less than typically dispensed. Our goal for this study was to evaluate pain control and quantify the amount of leftover pain medication. METHODS: We recruited patients scheduled for elective outpatient upper extremity surgery, who ...
Ramos Isabela França de Almeida Santos IF Department of Biology and Health Science, University of Planalto Catarinense, SC, - - 2012
Intracanal medication in pulpectomy therapy is used between appointments with the objective of reducing pain and inflammatory processes in pulp and periapical tissues. Propolis has been known as a natural antibiotic and has been subject of medical and dental research due to its therapeutic properties such as antibiotic, analgesic and ...
Caglar Cagatay - - 2012
The aim of this article is to create awareness among medical colleagues regarding the severe ophthalmic side effects associated with topiramate use. A case of severe acute bilateral angle closure glaucoma with visual blurring after oral topiramate therapy. This case was successfully managed by discontinuing topiramate and by starting anti-glaucoma ...
Chan Theodore C - - 2011
Introduction: The use of wireless, electronic, medical records and communications in the prehospital and disaster field is increasing.Objective: This study examines the role of wireless, electronic, medical records and communications technologies on the quality of patient documentation by emergency field responders during a mass-casualty exercise.Methods: A controlled, side-to-side comparison of ...
Nilforushan Naveed - - 2012
To compare the outcome of trabeculectomy with subconjunctival bevacizumab with that of trabeculectomy with mitomycin C (MMC). Prospective, randomized, comparative study. Thirty-six eyes from 34 patients with uncontrolled glaucoma were enrolled. Eighteen eyes underwent trabeculectomy with subconjunctival bevacizumab injection (2.5 mg/0.1 mL), and 18 eyes underwent trabeculectomy with MMC (0.02% ...
Hammel Na'ama - - 2011
We present a case of corneal decompensation and cataract formation following a corneal bee sting in a patient with a history of drug abuse. Clinical findings, anterior segment photographs, and medical and surgical treatment are presented. The stinger was removed from the cornea. Systemic and topical steroids, topical antibiotics, and ...
Stoller James K - - 2011
Although enhancing professionalism and ensuring compliance with duty hour regulations both represent important priorities of current graduate medical education, tension in reconciling these goals has been expressed. The term tyranny of the OR has been coined to express the assumption of dichotomous thinking, that is, that we assume we must ...
Steinkraus Lawrence - - 2011
Since World War I, the role of physicians who care for pilots has been to minimize the risks posed by the unique environment in airplanes and the demands of flying. Originally, that meant screening out those with any physical limitations that might affect their ability to fly such as vision ...
Hoppa Eric Christopher - - 2011
OBJECTIVE:: We investigated the potential value of information shared by parents on a written form designed to capture needs and expectations for care to an emergency department (ED) system that values patient-centeredness. METHODS:: We conducted a retrospective content analysis of parent-completed written forms collected during an improvement project focused on ...
Aniskevich Stephen - - 2011
Sugammadex is the first in a new class of medications termed selective relaxant binding agents. This medication acts to encapsulate free circulating steroidal nondepolarizing neuromuscular blocking agents. The encapsulation of neuromuscular agents effectively decreases the amount of neuromuscular blocker interacting at the neuromuscular receptor. This binding has a very high ...
Eder Anne F - - 2011
Background: We conducted a donor survey to assess the occurrence of facial flushing and other symptoms during automated 2-U red cell collections (2RBC) and plateletpheresis (PLT) procedures and evaluated the possible association of the reactions with angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors or with the collection technology. Methods: An online survey was ...
Kent Laura K - - 2011
For more than half a century analytically trained psychiatrists have been making observations about psychodynamic factors impacting on medical illness and treatment. Some of these reports have been subsequently supported by evidence-based research while others have been found to be clinically useful to varying degrees even if not substantiated by ...
Nam Kyoung Won - - 2011
The internal pressures of medication reservoirs of gas-compensated intrathecal medication infusion pumps decrease when medication is discharged, and these discharge-induced pressure drops can decrease the volume of medication discharged. To prevent these reductions, the volumes discharged must be adjusted to maintain the required dosage levels. In this study, the authors ...
de Vries Hilbert S - - 2011
Infliximab is an effective treatment for rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, Crohn's disease (both adult and paediatric), ulcerative colitis, psoriatic arthritis and plaque psoriasis and national and international guidelines have been developed for each indication. This study is the first study which compared current international, national and local guidelines from the ...
McLay Robert - - 2010
Nowhere is it more important to maintain peek mental functioning than in a combat zone. Conditions ranging from pain to head injury to post-traumatic stress disorder can cause impairments in neuropsychological function and place service members at risk. Medications can sometimes help alleviate these problems, but also have the risk ...
Haw C - - 2011
ACCESSIBLE SUMMARY: • Use of a computerized medication error reporting system led to a large increase in the number of errors reported. • Most of the errors reported were medication administration errors. Most were not serious. • The most common error types were missing signature and omission of a drug ...
Larsen Matthew J - - 2010
Several different methods for emergent airway management are feasible in the tactical environment. Current studies fail to identify which method minimizes the exposure of the tactical medic or which is most rapid with the greatest chance of first-attempt success. We evaluated three commonly used airway management techniques, including standard direct ...
Pecina Jennifer L - - 2010
Acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis is a cutaneous reaction pattern typically precipitated by medication exposure. It has an estimated incidence of 1 to 5 cases per million per year and can occur in all age groups. Diagnosis is based on typical rash morphology, histopathology, and clinical course. Treatment consists of withdrawing ...
Beilin Yaakov - - 2010
Many women in the United States receive analgesia for labor and delivery. The ideal labor analgesic technique would confer complete pain relief without side effects. The analgesic technique would not cause any lower extremity motor blockade nor interfere with the progress or course of labor and would be sufficiently flexible ...
Williams Geoffrey R - - 2010
In northern temperate climates, western honey bee (Apis mellifera) colonies can be wintered outdoors exposed to ambient conditions, or indoors in a controlled setting. Because very little is known about how this affects the recently-detected microsporidium Nosema ceranae, we investigated effects of indoor versus outdoor overwintering on spring N. ceranae ...
Mawere Munyaradzi - - 2010
Though physicians strike provides an opportunity to generate more knowledge about the process in which legitimacy of an organization can be restored, it meets with a great deal of resistance not only by the public but from within the medical profession. This paper critically examines the legitimacy of strike by ...
Miranda Luiz Eduardo Correia - - 2009
A 43-year-old woman with a postoperative low-output colocutaneous fistula in her lower abdomen was successfully treated under endoscopic control, employing the Surgisis anal plug, a cone-shaped medical device that has been formerly designed to be easily positioned into an anal fistula. We describe the technique employed here which to our ...
Han Sang Kuk - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Emergency airway management in suboptimal conditions can result in difficulties in tracheal intubation. The video laryngoscope (Pentax-AWS) has potential advantages during difficult tracheal intubations. According to the 2005 guidelines for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), all rescuers should minimize interruption of chest compressions. Our hypothesis is that tracheal intubation using the ...
Logeswaran Rajasvaran - - 2009
Effective collaborative diagnosis, in a presentation environment, requires the presenter's ability to control equipment at a distance. Conventional remote control multimedia presenters suffice for basic functionality of presentation applications. However, such factory-made remote controls are not particularly useful for a wider variety of applications, especially in the medical field where ...
Taborda José Gv - - 2009
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The authors, after a brief historical review of the theme, review the articles published in the last year. The purpose is to verify how the field has moved on during this period, as a constant increase of legal and social controls on the medical profession is perceived. ...
Martel Sylvain - - 2009
Medical nanorobotics exploits nanometer-scale components and phenomena with robotics to provide new medical diagnostic and interventional tools. Here, the architecture and main specifications of a novel medical interventional platform based on nanorobotics and nanomedicine, and suited to target regions inaccessible to catheterization are described. The robotic platform uses magnetic resonance ...
Collins William O - - 2009
To provide assistance to otolaryngologists to decide the best manner in which to reprocess flexible nasopharyngoscopes, a review of existing English language medical literature regarding the methods of flexible endoscope reprocessing was performed, including previously published guidelines from other medical disciplines. Multiple steps were confirmed to be critical to effectively ...
Kim Y T - - 2009
In recent years, efforts to develop microrobots for medical applications have been expanding. One of the key design issues in such microrobots is to attain adequate frictional interaction between the robotic foot and the organ tissue. In particular, it is important to generate the necessary frictional force without damaging the ...
Peyman Gholam A - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Intravitreal injection (IVI) with administration of various pharmacological agents is a mainstay of treatment in ophthalmology for endopthalmitis, viral retinitis, age-related macular degeneration, cystoid macular edema, diabetic retinopathy, uveitis, vascular occlusions, and retinal detachment. The indications and therapeutic agents are reviewed in this study. METHODS: A search of the ...
Noyez Luc - - 2009
Quality control in medicine is generating more and more interest. Industrial concepts of quality control have been refined and transformed to be useful in healthcare monitoring. Whereas medical practitioners first reaction to this new concept of quality control was negative 'we're treating patients, we're not a part of an industrial ...
Martins David S - - 2009
My experience with the California Department of Motor Vehicles offers a case to explore how bureaucratic institutions monitor, classify, and control individuals. By examining artifacts created for and used by the DMV through the lens of literacy studies, I discuss the variety of rhetorical strategies used in each document and ...
Burau Viola - - 2009
This article presents a cross-national analytical framework for understanding current attempts to reform medical governance - in particular, those by third parties to control the practice of medicine. The framework pays particular attention to the ways in which institutions shape policy reform. The article also outlines the main comparative findings ...
Jewson N D - - 2009
The sick-man may be said to have disappeared from medical cosmology in two related senses during the period 1770-1870. Firstly, as control over the means of production of medical knowledge shifted away from the sick towards medical investigators the universe of discourse of medical theory changed from that of an ...
Yildiz Fahrettin - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To compare 2 laparoscopic appendectomy techniques. METHODS: We describe a modified technique, the handmade endoloop technique, for closing the base of the appendix. This prospective study was carried out at Harran University Medical Faculty, Sanliurfa, and Gulhane Military Medical Academy, Ankara, Turkey from September 2006 to February 2008. We ...
Boedeker Ben H - - 2009
This pilot study examined backward intubation of the Laerdal Difficult Airway Manikin in a medical transport helicopter using the prototype (a new more compact) Storz CMAC videolaryngoscope. The standard manikin airway Cormack Lehane (CL) view scores were 2.00 +/- 1.00 for direct view and 1.375 +/- 0.517 for the indirect ...
Kachel Erez - - 2009
BACKGROUND: An incident of fatal pericardial bleeding immediately after the extraction of a sternal wire prompted a search for the most appropriate method for removing sternotomy wire sutures. A model sternum was devised to explore this problem, and several commonly used techniques for wire extraction were evaluated. METHODS: A wooden ...
Svakhine Nikolai A - - 2009
Volume illustration can be used to provide insight into source data from CT/MRI scanners in much the same way as medical illustration depicts the important details of anatomical structures. As such, proven techniques used in medical illustration should be transferable to volume illustration, providing scientists with new tools to visualize ...
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