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Hong Jae-Seok JS *Health Insurance Review & Assessment Institute, Health Insurance Review & Assessment Service †Health Security Research Division, Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs, Seoul, Republic of - - 2014
Medication adherence is the most important factor in the proper management of patients with diabetes. Considering the importance of informational continuity in a changing world, it could be meaningful to improve institution-level continuity of care and its positive relationship with medication adherence. We examined the relationship between institution-level continuity of ...
D'Andréa Greve Júlia Maria JM From FMUSP and the Movement Study Laboratory (LEM), IOT-HC-FMUSP (JMD'AG); the Department of Experimental Physiopathology, University of São Paulo Medical School (FMUSP), the Movement Study Laboratory (LEM), Institute of Orthopedics and Traumatology (IOT), Hospital das Clinicas (HC), FMUSP, São Paulo, SP (NMSL, JPdS, CP, - - 2014
The objectives of the present study were to assess the effects of dopaminergic drugs on the postural balance of Parkinson disease (PD) patients and to ascertain whether their sway is greater along the mediolateral or the anteroposterior axis. Twenty-two patients awaiting operations for implantation of a deep brain stimulator at ...
Wichmann Dominic - - 2014
"Virtual" autopsy by postmortem computed tomography (PMCT) can replace medical autopsy to a certain extent but has limitations for cardiovascular diseases. These limitations might be overcome by adding multiphase PMCT angiography. To compare virtual autopsy by multiphase PMCT angiography with medical autopsy. Prospective cohort study. (ClinicalTrials.gov: NCT01541995) SETTING: Single-center study ...
Rini Elizabeth A EA Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas; Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland; Infectious Disease Clinical Research Program, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland; Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Landstuhl, - - 2014
Malaria chemoprophylaxis is used as a preventive measure in military personnel deployed to malaria-endemic countries. However, limited information is available on compliance with chemoprophylaxis among trauma patients during hospitalization and after discharge. Therefore, we assessed antimalarial primary chemoprophylaxis and presumptive antirelapse therapy (primaquine) compliance among wounded United States military personnel ...
Milleliri J M JM Groupement d'intervention en santé publique et en épidémiologie (Gispe), 82 bd Tellène, Marseille, France - - 2014
2013 was the year to celebrate Yersin: the 150th anniversary of his birth and the 70th anniversary of his death. Beyond the images usually attached to the memory of this doctor who discovered the bubonic plague bacillus (in Hong Kong in 1894), the author seeks to introduce Yersin, the man, ...
Sullivan Patrick W PW Regis University School of Pharmacy, Denver, - - 2014
Abstract OBJECTIVE: Asthma, a serious chronic lung disease affecting approximately 26 million Americans, remains clinical and economic burdens on the healthcare system. Although associations between uncontrolled asthma and poor health outcomes is known, the extent of this impact of uncontrolled asthma on economic outcomes in the United States (US) is ...
Watson Matthew - - 2014
The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) was established in the Office of the Surgeon General in response to the spontaneous but disorganized outpouring of medical volunteers following the terrorist attacks of 2001. The mission of the federal MRC office is to provide organizational structure and guidance to the nearly 1,000 locally ...
Shapira Oz M OM Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Hadassah Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel. Electronic address: - - 2014
In 2011 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) Workforce on National Databases established the International Database Task Force devoted to expanding participation in the STS National Database internationally. The vision for this initiative was to assist in the globalization of outcomes data and share knowledge, facilitating a worldwide quality collaborative ...
Deshazo Richard D RD Departments of Medicine and Pediatrics, The University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS. Electronic address: - - 2014
Robert Q. Marston, MD, a gregarious Rhodes and Markel Scholar, native Virginian, and well-connected NIH-trained medical scientist found himself the new dean and hospital director of a promising academic medical center at age 38. It was 1961 and the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) in Jackson was, unknown to ...
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Julia Krout, MLAS, LATG, Manager of Logistics, Transportation and Specialized Services, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY.
Farewell Vern V MRC Biostatistics Unit, Cambridge Institute of Public Health, Forvie Site, Robinson Way, Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Cambridge CB2 0SR, - - 2014
Major Greenwood was the foremost medical statistician of the first half of the 20th century in the UK and is often credited with founding the first department of medical statistics at the Lister Institute in London in 1910. Here, we examine in detail his career prior to this appointment, including ...
Wu Yi-Fan YF Department of Nephrology, Guangdong Provincial Hospital of Chinese Medicine, Guangzhou, 510120, - - 2014
Chronic kidney disease was closely related with unhealthy lifestyle; therefore a strategy focused both on daily life and medical process, like the Expert Patients Program, was of great value in the prevention and treatment of chronic kidney disease. In China, however, obstacles still existed in the process of implementing the ...
Becker Katherine A KA University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee , USA - - 2014
Abstract Background: Despite the proclivity and proliferation of blogs on the Internet, the use of blogs at medical institutions is not well documented. Aims: In examining the structured stories that medical students share with the digital community, we may better understand how students use institutional blogs to discuss their medical ...
Gao Limin L Nassau University Medical Center, East Meadow, - - 2014
With the advances in early detection, prevention, and treatment of some cancers, mortality rates in the United States have been consistently falling. However, with these successes have come substantial increases in the cost of cancer care. Antineoplastics are the leading class in hospital drug expenditures. Cancer treatments are causing a ...
Ford Earl S ES 1Division of Population Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, - - 2014
Abstract Recent trends in prescriptions for medicines used to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in the United States have received little attention. Our objective was to examine trends in prescribing practices for medications used to treat COPD. We examined data from surveys of national samples of office visits to ...
Choudhry Niteesh K NK Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics, Brigham and Women's Hospital, in Boston, - - 2014
Value-based insurance design (VBID) plans selectively lower cost sharing to increase medication adherence. Existing plans have been structured in a variety of ways, and these variations could influence the effectiveness of VBID plans. We evaluated seventy-six plans introduced by a large pharmacy benefit manager during 2007-10. We found that after ...
Shah Manjool M Casey Eye Institute, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, - - 2014
To characterize the state of ophthalmology medical student education in the United States and Canada. Survey of United States and Canadian medical schools. One hundred thirty-five Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology (AUPO) member institutions were surveyed, along with 30 osteopathic medical schools in the United States and 40 non-AUPO-affiliated ...
Ball Marion M IBM Research, Baltimore, - - 2014
This editorial is dedicated in honor of Morris F. Collen, MD, a pioneer in the field of medical informatics. During his remarkable career, Dr. Collen's has made many important contributions not only to the field of medical informatics, but also to the public health and the creation of new models ...
Kraschnewski Jennifer L JL Departments of Medicine and Public Health Sciences, The Pennsylvania State University, College of Medicine, 500 University Drive, Hershey, PA, 17033, USA, - - 2014
Approximately 100 farmers' markets operate on medical center campuses. Although these venues can uniquely serve community health needs, little is known about customer characteristics and outreach efforts. Intercept survey of markets and market customers between August 2010 and October 2011 at three medical centers in different geographic regions of the ...
Sallach-Ruma Rory R Department of Pharmacy Practice, College of Pharmacy, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, - - 2014
The study objectives were to evaluate the correlates and outcomes of a parenteral (IV) to oral (PO) antimicrobial conversion program at a Midwest US Academic Medical Center with the hypothesis that it will be associated with reduced drug costs. Patient-level data (n = 237; sex, race, admission source, admission status, ...
Di Carlo Isidoro I Department of Surgical Sciences, Organ Transplantation & Advanced Technologies, University of Catania, Catania, Italy. - - 2014
Bucharest (Romania) hosted this year's annual meeting of the International Association of Surgeons, Gastroenterologists and Oncologists. The president of the Congress was Irinel Popescu of the University of Bucharest (Romania) and the meeting was held under the auspices of the International Association of Surgeons, Gastroenterologists and Oncologists president Masatoshi Makuuchi ...
Schmitt Fernando F Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto & University Health Network, Toronto, ON, Canada. - - 2014
Fernando Schmitt speaks to Hannah Branch, Commissioning Editor Professor Fernando Schmitt obtained his medical degree at the University of Santa Maria (Brazil) and spent his pathology residency at the Medical Faculty of Botucatu (Sao Paolo, Brazil). In addition, he completed a Clinical Cytology fellowship at Karolinska Medical Hospital (Stockholm, Sweden). ...
Jindal Rajinder Paul RP Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, GGS Medical College, 32, Medical College Campus, Faridkot 151 203 INDIA e-mail: - - 2014
A vast majority of people believes that doctors are a negligent lot. This often implies that doctors are not courteous enough, are brusque to the point of being rude, are not available when needed, and prescribe unnecessary laboratory tests, scans and medicines. At a function organised by the Indian Medical ...
Sukhlecha Anupama A MP Shah Medical College Jamnagar, Gujarat 361 008. - - 2014
While most professions have national level bodies governing the pay structure of their teachers, there is no functional body to govern the pay of medical teachers. The result is that the net pay of teachers in the central institutions (such as AIIMS, and the medical colleges of Chandigarh University etc) ...
Khandelwal Sorabh S Department of Emergency Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus, - - 2014
The discipline of emergency medicine (EM) has rapidly changed over the past 10 years, resulting in greater involvement of the specialty in undergraduate medical education. The authors sought to present a review of how, when, and where EM is currently taught in U.S. medical schools and to include general program characteristics, ...
Noel Sophie E SE Department of Medicine, Albany Regional Hospital, Albany, Western Australia 6330, - - 2014
Australia has two published national guidelines for general medical thromboprophylaxis (MT), but the two differ in detail and the basis for patient selection remains uncertain. Several aspects of current guidelines are controversial, as is the proposed design of a dedicated prescribing box in the National Inpatient Medication Chart. To discuss ...
E Burns Marguerite - - 2013
OBJECTIVE In January 2006 insurance coverage for medications shifted from Medicaid to Medicare Part D private drug plans for the six million individuals enrolled in both programs. Dual beneficiaries faced new formularies and utilization management policies. It is unclear whether Part D, compared with Medicaid, relaxed or tightened psychiatric medication ...
Burk Muriel - - 2013
A Web-based application for coordinating medication-use evaluation (MUE) initiatives within the Veterans Affairs (VA) health care system is described. The MUE Tracker (MUET) software program was created to improve VA's ability to conduct national medication-related interventions throughout its network of 147 medical centers. MUET initiatives are centrally coordinated by the ...
Vaqar Sarosh S Department of Internal Medicine, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, New - - 2013
The specialty of Nephrology, by virtue of its relationship with the dialysis procedure, is highly vulnerable to litigation. As is the case with all nephrologists, a dialysis unit medical director is not immune to medical malpractice suits, and can be held liable for any act of perceived or potential harm ...
Xu Judy - - 2013
The growth of healthcare expenditure provokes constant comments and discussions, as countries battle the issues on cost containment and cost effectiveness. Prior to 1978, medical institutions in China were either state-owned or were collective public hospitals. Since 1978, China has been trying to rebuild its healthcare system, which was destroyed ...
Slejko Julia F JF Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research and Policy Program, Department of Pharmacy, University of Washington, Seattle, - - 2013
An estimated 23 million Americans have asthma, of whom at least 12 million experience an asthma exacerbation every year. Clinical practice guidelines focus on asthma control, with an emphasis on reducing both impairment and risk. We sought to explore broad patterns of asthma prevalence, self-reported medication use, and indicators of ...
Alpert Bruce S - - 2013
The current ISO Standard is accepted as the National Standard in almost every industrialized nation. An overview of the most recently adopted standards is provided. Standards writing groups including the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation Sphygmomanometer Committee and ISO JWG7 are working to expand standardized evaluation methods to include the evaluation ...
Lin Kirk K - - 2013
Objectives:Health-care disparities exist for patients of minority race and low socioeconomic status (SES) in many chronic disease states, but little is known regarding health-care disparities for patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Using nationally representative data, we sought to determine whether use of immunomodulators and anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF) agents ...
Galea R R National Research Council of Canada, 1200 Montreal Road, Ottawa, ON, Canada K1A0R6. Electronic address: - - 2013
Due to the unforeseen maintenance issues at the National Research Universal (NRU) reactor at Chalk River and coincidental shutdowns of other international reactors, a global shortage of medical isotopes (in particular technetium-99m, Tc-99m) occurred in 2009. The operation of these research reactors is expensive, their age creates concerns about their ...
Alam Hasan B HB General Surgery Section, Department of Surgery, University of Michigan Hospital, Ann Arbor, - - 2013
This article gives an overview of the promotion process in an academic medical center. A description of different promotional tracks, tenure and endowed chairs, and the process of submitting an application is provided. Finally, some practical advice about developing skills and attributes that can help with academic growth and promotion ...
Sihn Kyu-Hwan KH Department of Medical History and Institute for History of Medicine, College of Medicine, Yonsei University, Seoul, - - 2013
The pharmaceutical administration under U.S Military Government in Korea and government of the Republic of Korea aimed at cleaning up the vestiges of Japanese imperialism which the pharmaceutical administration attached police administration and preparing with legal and systemic basis after the Korean liberation. The pharmaceutical bureau under U.S Military Government ...
McGinnis Brandy - - 2013
Background medication adherence is one determining factor of treatment success. Poor medication adherence mitigates optimum clinical benefits and increases total health care costs. Current evidence suggests that for population-based adherence interventions to be effective, a multidisciplinary, multifactorial approach that can be tailored for each individual should be adopted. In the ...
Thomas Stephen H - - 2013
Abstract Background. Decisions about the transportation of trauma patients by helicopter are often not well informed by research assessing the risks, benefits, and costs of such transport. Objective. The objective of this evidence-based guideline (EBG) is to recommend a strategy for the selection of prehospital trauma patients who would benefit ...
Puchalski Christina M - - 2013
Spirituality has played a role in health care for centuries, but by the early 20th century, technological advances in diagnosis and treatment overshadowed the more human element of medicine. In response, a core group of medical academics and practitioners launched a movement to reclaim medicine's spiritual roots, conceiving of spirituality ...
Zhuikov B L - - 2013
We present a review of reactor and accelerator centers in Russia that produce medical isotopes, the majority of which are exported. In the near future, we anticipate increased isotope production for use in nuclear medicine in Russia. The existing linear accelerator at the Institute for Nuclear Research (Moscow-Troitsk) and several ...
Teixeira Renan Kleber Costa - - 2013
To assess whether there is a preference for international journal citation to the detriment of national ones in ten Brazilian medical journals, in two different periods. All references in the articles published in Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia, Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular, Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira, São Paulo Medical ...
Talbot Thomas R - - 2013
Objective. To evaluate the impact of an institutional hand hygiene accountability program on healthcare personnel hand hygiene adherence. Design. Time-series design with correlation analysis. Setting. Tertiary care academic medical center, including outpatient clinics and procedural areas. Participants. Medical center healthcare personnel. Methods. A comprehensive hand hygiene initiative was implemented in 2 major phases starting in ...
Meunier Matthew Ryan - - 2013
OBJECTIVE The authors analyzed prescribing for antidepressant medications during 27,328 prenatal visits in ambulatory settings in the United States between 2002 and 2010. METHODS Data from the 2002-2010 National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey and National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey were used to compare prescribing for antidepressant medication during visits ...
Holdford David A - - 2013
OBJECTIVE To assess the impact of an appointment-based medication synchronization (ABMS) program on medication adherence and persistence with chronic medications. DESIGN Quasiexperimental study in which study patients were matched with control patients. SETTING Rural pharmacies in the Midwestern United States between June 30, 2011, and October 31, 2012. PATIENTS Individuals ...
Kuczewski Mark G - - 2013
In October 2012, the Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine amended its eligibility requirements for admission. In addition to U.S. citizens and permanent residents, persons who qualify for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service are now eligible for admission. Simply ...
Abe Andrew M AM Fellow, Center for Drug Information & Evidence-Based Practice, Instructor of Pharmacy Practice, Creighton University, Omaha, - - 2013
Probiotics have a wide variation in their effectiveness in preventing or treating conditions due to the varying beneficial effects of specific probiotic strains. In other words, there is no "generic equivalency" between different probiotic species. However, it is has been noted that many practitioners consider probiotics in generic terms and ...
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Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, The Rockefeller University, and Weill Cornell Medical College have formed the Tri-Institutional Therapeutics Discovery Institute, an independent nonprofit. Takeda Pharmaceutical will be the institute's first commercial collaborator.
Daniel Donna M DM American Medical Association, Chicago, - - 2013
To describe the properties of the Patient-Centered Medical Home Assessment (PCMH-A) as a tool to stimulate and monitor progress among primary care practices interested in transforming to patient-centered medical homes (PCMHs). Sixty-five safety net practices from five states participating in a national demonstration program for PCMH transformation. Longitudinal analyses of ...
Haney Nora M - - 2013
Recent media publications have indicated a tough job market in medical specialty positions for medical school graduates, specifically in the field of radiology. Internet search tools, such as Google Trends, have proved useful in the prediction of certain diseases on the basis of the search volume index for a specific ...
Perdion Karen - - 2013
The University of California San Diego Community Women's Health Program (CWHP) has emerged as a successful and sustainable coexistence model of women's healthcare. The cornerstone of this midwifery practice is California's only in-hospital birth center. Located within the medical center, this unique and physically separate birth center has been the ...
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