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Adams Martha B MB Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Box 3703 DUMC, Durham, NC, 27710, USA, - - 2015
Communication among medical informatics communities can suffer from fragmentation across multiple forums, disciplines, and subdisciplines; variation among journals, vocabularies and ontologies; cost and distance. Online communities help overcome these obstacles, but may become onerous when listservs are flooded with cross-postings. Rich and relevant content may be ignored. The American Medical ...
Lam Chun Nok CN San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, 92115, USA, - - 2014
To explore the utilization patterns and attitudes toward Chinese medicine (CM) among foreign-born Chinese residents of San Francisco. A cross-sectional survey using convenience sampling was conducted at 11 community organizations at San Francisco over a 2-month period. Among 244 participants using any healthcare services in the 2 years prior, 195 ...
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This excellent handbook will prove invaluable for all healthcare practitioners, regardless of specialty, not just medical students and doctors. It is an accessible text focusing on the importance of communication skills.
Maitra Tanmoy T Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, 700032, India, - - 2014
The medical organizations have introduced Telecare Medical Information System (TMIS) to provide a reliable facility by which a patient who is unable to go to a doctor in critical or urgent period, can communicate to a doctor through a medical server via internet from home. An authentication mechanism is needed ...
Qato Dima M DM Dima M. Qato (dimaqato@uic.edu) is an assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacy Systems, Outcomes, and Policy at the University of Illinois, in - - 2014
Attempts to explain and address disparities in the use of prescription medications have focused almost exclusively on their affordability. However, the segregation of residential neighborhoods by race or ethnicity also may influence access to the pharmacies that, in turn, provide access to prescription medications within a community. We examined whether ...
Anagnostou Sabine S Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany. Electronic address: - - 2014
From the 17(th) to the 18(th) centuries, missionaries in Southeast Asia dedicated themselves to providing and establishing a professional medical-pharmaceutical supply for the local population and therefore explored the genuine Materia medica for easily available and affordable remedies, especially medicinal plants. In characteristic medical-pharmaceutical compendia, which can be classified as ...
Swamy Meenakshi - - 2014
Over recent years, wide ranging changes have occurred in undergraduate medical curricula with reduction of hours allocated for teaching anatomy. Anatomy forms the foundation of clinical practice. However, the challenge of acquiring sufficient anatomical knowledge in undergraduate medical education for safe and competent clinical practice remains. The purpose of this ...
Batt Ronald E RE University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, Buffalo, NY, USA - - 2014
We propose that the term retrocervical septum be added to the medical lexicon to designate the anatomic location of endometriosis of the septum that separates the vagina and posterior vaginal fornix from the rectovaginal pouch of Douglas. Use of the terms retrocervical septum and endometriosis of the retrocervical septum would ...
Charpy Jean-Pierre JP Department of Medical English, Dijon School of Medicine, University of Burgundy, 7 Boulevard Jeanne d' Arc, 21000, Dijon, France, - - 2014
Medical thrillers have been a mainstay of popular fiction since the late 1970s and still attract a wide readership today. This article examines this specialized genre and its core conventions within the context of professionally-based fiction, i.e. the class of thrillers written by professionals or former professionals. The author maps ...
Golub Justin S JS Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - - 2014
Access to the medical literature has not kept pace with the mobile revolution. We aimed to (1) gauge interest in a smartphone-optimized Web site for conveniently accessing otolaryngology literature and (2) create an easy-to-access and convenient Web site that displays otolaryngology journal abstracts in a format optimized for smartphones. A ...
Brennan Peter A PA Chairman of the Intercollegiate Committee for Basic Surgical Examinations (ICBSE), Past Chairman of the Royal College of Surgeons of England MRCS Court of Examiners, UK. Electronic address: - - 2014
The Intercollegiate Committee for Basic Surgical Examinations (ICBSE) is responsible for the standard, quality assurance, and continued development of both the MRCS and the Diploma in Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery (DOHNS). It is accountable to the 4 Royal Colleges of Surgeons in the UK and Ireland, and the ...
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 ...
Koval Michael - - 2014
Narrowbanding has caused numerous communication issues. The solution is to use a mutual aid frequency like 123.025. That frequency is 155.3400, and every helicopter emergency medical service operator and emergency medical service agency should name this frequency as "EMS [Emergency Medical Services] Mutual Aid" and preset this frequency for all ...
Quick J - - 2014
It is over a century now since the importance of the knowledge and skills of the surgeon's assistant were first considered (Brickner 1907). More recently both the Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCSE 1999, 2011) and the Perioperative Care Collaborative (PCC 2007) have reviewed the role of the non-medically ...
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.
Parbhoo Rupal K RK Clinical Assistant Professor, College of Pharmacy, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center , Columbus, - - 2014
Transradial access has gained popularity over transfemoral access for cardiac catheterization, because of the decreased risk of bleeding, time to ambulation, and length of stay leading to improved patient satisfaction. One disadvantage of the radial artery approach is vasospasm, which can be prevented with the administration of verapamil and nitroglycerin ...
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 ...
Aguiar-Silva Cryslaine C Laboratório de Helmintologia e Malacologia Médica do Centro de Pesquisas René Rachou-Fiocruz, Av. Augusto de Lima 1715, Belo Horizonte, MG 30190-002 - - 2014
The Medical Malacology Collection (Coleção de Malacologia Médica, Fiocruz-CMM) is a depository of medically relevant mollusks, especially from the genus Biomphalaria, which includes the hosts of Schistosoma mansoni. Taxonomic studies of these snails have traditionally focused on the morphology of the reproductive system. However, determination of some species is complicated ...
Gaillard-Seux Patricia - - 2014
Pliny the Elder was the first Latin medical author to mention magical formulas. His writings refer to twenty-seven in all, thirteen being of the simplest type. The origin is discernible for two-thirds of them. A Latin origin is noted for only two of them, and two are given in Greek ...
Liu Dong-Dong DD Biomedical Engineering Laboratory, Union Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Hubei Province, People's Republic of - - 2014
Biomedical engineering has been one of the hottest fields in biology and engineering. As an important branch, the medical device has achieved significant progress in the past decades. As a useful method in evaluative bibliometrics, mapping knowledge has been used to explore the trend of one field. In the present ...
Goldschalt Christin C University of Heidelberg, Institute for Anatomy and Cell Biology, Heidelberg, - - 2014
Several insertion sites have been described for intraosseous puncture in cases of emergencies when a conventional vascular access cannot be established. This pilot study has been designed to evaluate the feasibility of the mandibular bone for the use of an intraosseous vascular access in a cadaver model. 17 dentistry and ...
Ruan Junhu J Institute of Systems Engineering, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian 116024, China. - - 2014
We present a two-stage approach for the "helicopters and vehicles" intermodal transportation of medical supplies in large-scale disaster responses. In the first stage, a fuzzy-based method and its heuristic algorithm are developed to select the locations of temporary distribution centers (TDCs) and assign medial aid points (MAPs) to each TDC. ...
Couto-Ferreira M - - 2014
This article offers, in the first place, an overview on women's healthcare in relation to childbirth in ancient Mesopotamia, as an introduction that helps to evaluate the meaning of the 7th century Assur text BAM 248 within therapeutic cuneiform texts on childbirth. We proceed to analyse the variety of therapeutic ...
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 ...
Taba Katia E KE From the *Department of Ophthalmology; and †Department of Pediatrics Infectious Diseases, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, - - 2012
To report the first successful medical treatment of ophthalmomyiasis interna posterior without associated surgical treatment. Interventional case report. The patient is an 11-year-old boy with panuveitis and neuroretinitis associated with a pathognomonic presentation of ophthalmomyiasis interna posterior in which the larva could not be identified. The patient received medical treatment ...
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 ...
Bode Co C Consultant Paediatric Surgeon Department of Surgery College of Medicine of the University of Lagos, - - 2011
The Viva Voce is a form of assessment dating back to antiquity. It is widely used by the English-speaking West African Postgraduate Medical Colleges for intermediate and exit level examinations. Although it is still popular till the present day, there is a growing awareness of its limitation as an examination ...
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 ...
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