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Ayres Ronald E - - 2011
The Bureau of Osteopathic Specialists continually assesses the skills of osteopathic physician specialists in response to the growth of specialization in the osteopathic medical profession. Most recently, the Bureau has mandated that all osteopathic specialty certifying boards fully implement Osteopathic Continuous Certification no later than January 1, 2013. The authors ...
Fritsche Melissa D - - 2011
Studies show poor documentation of contraceptive counseling when prescribing women teratogenic medications, suggesting a missed opportunity for contraceptive education. A retrospective chart review of selected Food and Drug Administration class D and X medications evaluated the office visit initiating this medication for documentation of either contraceptive counseling or provision. Following ...
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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), on its own initiative, is issuing a final rule to reclassify Medical Device Data Systems (MDDSs) from class III (premarket approval) into class I (general controls). MDDS devices are intended to transfer, store, convert from one format to another according to preset specifications, or ...
Zuckerman Diana M - - 2011
Unlike prescription drugs, medical devices are reviewed by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) using 2 alternative regulatory standards: (1) premarket approval (PMA), which requires clinical testing and inspections; or (2) the 510(k) process, which requires that the device be similar to a device already marketed (predicate device). The ...
Patterson P Daniel - - 2011
To characterize patterns of Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) partner familiarity in three Emergency Medical Services (EMS) agencies. STUDY DESIGN/DATA SOURCES: We utilized a case study design and retrospective review of administrative data from three EMS agencies and 182 EMTs over 12 months. We used the Kruskal-Wallis test and Bonferroni corrected ...
Kingisepp Peet-Henn - - 2011
Alfred Fleisch was a Swiss physiologist who invented several medical devices, among them a device for measuring airflow known as Fleischs's pneumotachometre. The airflow measurers - transducers - are still well known and are used all over the world in different varieties of spirograph.
Thomas Laure - - 2011
The objectives of this study are to assess the relevance of the medication error reporting system in a French teaching hospital, to enable the collection of medication error reports and to take corrective actions to reduce occurrence. This is a prospective pilot study based on blame-free reporting by healthcare professionals. ...
Tsoucalas Gregory - - 2011
Pietro d'Abano is recognized as a leading figure in the early history of European medical faculties. Translator and scholar, he translated and commented in Latin the doctrines of Greek and Arab physicians and philosophers having an ambitious attempt, to reconcile the opposing views of Arab medicine and Greek natural philosophy. ...
Morandi Pierre-Alain - - 2011
External Quality Assessment (EQA) is an essential tool for laboratories to monitor the performances of their analyses. It also allows a comparison of methods and types of laboratories (professional laboratories vs. medical offices). We, therefore, compared 55,769 HbA1c EQA results obtained between 1999 and 2008 by laboratories participating in EQA ...
Wottawa Christopher - - 2011
A tactile feedback system has been developed in order to provide augmentative sensory feedback for a number of medical applications. The key component to the system is a pneumatic balloon-based tactile display, which can be scaled and adapted for a variety of configurations. The system also features pneumatic and electronic ...
Knott Thomas - - 2011
We reviewed several approaches in literature used in the design process of medical training simulators. We have collected a set of useful practical methods which should help to efficiently derive a well-founded design for a specific surgical intervention in a structured manner.
Marcum James A - - 2011
Abstract:Medicine often defines progress in terms of medical cures; however, such cures are rare. At best, medical progress generally consists of managing patients more efficiently or competently, especially in terms of relieving their symptoms. Today, medicine stands on the edge of curing a number of diseases. However, before achieving such ...
Mentz Robert J - - 2011
Chronic heart failure (HF) remains a major medical problem in the developed world, with rapidly rising prevalence, substantial morbidity, and high costs. The concept of titrating chronic HF therapies using physiologic markers, so called "biomarker guided therapy (BGT)", has become an area of substantial interest in HF given the underutilization ...
Heaps Dr Tom - - 2011
A 56-year-old female presents to the emergency department 6h after taking an overdose of verapamil MR 120mg × 28 capsules. She has a past medical history of hypertension and atrial flutter. On admission her GCS is 15, HR 50/min, BP 100/64, Capillary blood glucose(CBG) 10.2. ECG shows sinus bradycardia with ...
Jiménez Muñoz Ana Belén - - 2011
Medication errors (MEs) are important in terms of their magnitude and severity, and there are numerous systems in place to reduce their occurrence. However, the ideal system has not yet been identified. The authors' institution uses three different medication prescription-dispensation systems which operate simultaneously. ME rates were compared, overall and ...
Al-Shara Mohammad - - 2011
Significant efforts have been directed to understand medication errors in recent years. Therefore, this study was conducted to determine the factors contributing to medication errors and related areas for improvement, as perceived by nurses. Two hundred registered nurses were asked to complete a questionnaire which asked them to identify types, ...
Wong Eliza L Y - - 2011
Studies on readmissions attributed to particular medical conditions, especially heart failure, have generally not addressed the factors associated with readmissions and the implications for health outcomes and costs. This study aimed to investigate the factors associated with 30-day unplanned readmission for 10 common conditions and to determine the cost implications. ...
Spreckelsen Cord - - 2011
The quantitative study of the publication output (bibliometrics) deeply influences how scientific work is perceived (bibliometric visibility). Recently, new bibliometric indices and databases have been established, which may change the visibility of disciplines, institutions and individuals. This study examines the effects of the new indices on the visibility of Medical ...
Money Arthur G - - 2011
Academic literature and international standards bodies suggest that user involvement, via the incorporation of human factors engineering methods within the medical device design and development (MDDD) process, offer many benefits that enable the development of safer and more usable medical devices that are better suited to users' needs. However, little ...
See Jovina L S - - 2011
Primary angle closure glaucoma (PACG) is equally prevalent in Indian in Asian population as the primary open angle glaucoma. Eighty-six percent of people with PACG are in Asia, with approximately 48.0% in China, 23.9% in India and 14.1% in southeast Asia. To understand PACG, it is mandatory to understand its ...
Voils Corrine I - - 2011
Medication nonadherence is a significant clinical problem in chronic disease management. Self-report measures have inadequate reliability and poor distributional properties. We demonstrate how two fundamental measurement issues have limited the usefulness of self-reported medication nonadherence measures and offer recommendations for improving measurement. We reviewed existing self-report measures of medication nonadherence ...
Linehan John H - - 2010
A Clinical and Translational Science Awards Industry Forum titled "Promoting Efficient and Effective Collaborations Among Academia, Government, and Industry" was held in February 2010. A workshop at this forum was organized to discuss ways to promote medical device innovation. Specific challenges to the device development process were identified, as well ...
Gao Yuan - - 2011
An integrated CMOS ultrawideband wireless telemetry transceiver for wearable and implantable medical sensor applications is reported in this letter. This high duty cycled, noncoherent transceiver supports scalable data rate up to 10 Mb/s with energy efficiency of 0.35 nJ/bit and 6.2 nJ/bit for transmitter and receiver, respectively. A prototype wireless ...
Choi Jong Soo - - 2011
Implementing an efficient Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system is regarded as one of the key strategies for improving the quality of healthcare services. However, the system's interoperability between medical devices and the EMR is a big barrier to deploying the EMR system in an outpatient clinical setting. The purpose of ...
Betstadt Sarah J - - 2011
Studies comparing immediate intrauterine device (IUD) insertion after first-trimester surgical abortion with interval insertion show similar efficacy and expulsion rates. However, women randomized to interval insertion of an IUD are less likely to return for device placement. An ideal time to insert intrauterine contraception may be the day a woman ...
Wear Delese - - 2011
Using René Magritte's well-known painting The Treachery of Images (This is not a pipe), we argue that the current focus on competencies throughout medical education can sometimes lead educators to rely too heavily on scores, checkmarks, or other forms of assessment that come to be viewed as equivalents for the ...
Byrne Lauren M - - 2010
Increased focus on the number and type of physicians delivering health care in the United States necessitates a better understanding of changes in graduate medical education (GME). Data collected by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) allow longitudinal tracking of residents, revealing the number and type of residents ...
Son Youn-Jung - - 2010
Heart failure (HF) is a progressive syndrome that marks the end-stage of heart diseases, and it has a high mortality rate and significant cost burden. In particular, non-adherence of medication in HF patients may result in serious consequences such as hospital readmission and death. This study aims to identify predictors ...
Okamoto Sawako - - 2011
/st> This study examines perceptions of persons who experienced a medical error and elements that may serve to open communication with those who experienced a medical error in Japan. /st> Survey of individuals who reported a previous medical error in their care and those who did not. /st> Tokyo, Osaka ...
Wolffram Heather - - 2012
During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, German medical hypnotists sought to gain a therapeutic and epistemological monopoly over hypnosis. In order to do this, however, these physicians were required to engage in a complex multi-dimensional form of boundary-work, which was intended on the one hand to convince the ...
Ray Arnab - - 2010
This paper demonstrates the benefits of adopting model-based design techniques for engineering medical device software. By using a patient-controlled analgesic (PCA) infusion pump as a candidate medical device, the authors show how using models to capture design information allows for i) fast and efficient construction of executable device prototypes ii) ...
Pinto Antonio - - 2010
Diagnostic errors are important in all branches of medicine because they are an indication of poor patient care. Since the early 1970s, physicians have been subjected to an increasing number of medical malpractice claims. Radiology is one of the specialties most liable to claims of medical negligence. Most often, a ...
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Just as much as healthcare information systems, medical devices need protection against cybersecurity threats. Anti-malware software can help safeguard the devices in your facility-but it has limitations and even risks. Find out what steps you can take to manage anti-malware applications in your devices.
Anand K - - 2010
In the medical device field, there are a number of players, having quite different responsibilities and levels of understanding of the processes, but all with one common interest, that of ensuring the availability of sound medical devices to the general public. To assist in this very important process, there is ...
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The Parks Medical Flo-Lab 2100-SX vascular laboratory system may react to infrared (IR) emissions from the CenTrak real-time locating system (RTLS) as if they were remote-control commands, causing the Flo-Lab to operate without user action. Parks Medical plans to offer a redesigned remote control to eliminate susceptibility of its product ...
Rao Masood Hussain - - 2010
To compare the statistical methods, types of article and design of studies used in 1998 and 2007 articles of leading indexed and non-indexed medical journals of Pakistan. Six leading medical journals of Pakistan: (1) JCPSP, (2) JPMA, (3) JAMC, (4) PJMS, (5) PJMR and (6) PAFMJ, were selected for this ...
Grice Katherine - - 2010
Working in a large department with an assorted staff of photographers, managers, graphic designers and administrators numbering thirty-plus is a radically different experience from working in a department that numbers two or three. The authors of this paper have both worked in large and small departments and were quite surprised ...
Joyce Barbara L - - 2010
This study examined the psychometric properties of the Kalamazoo Essential Elements Communication Checklist (Adapted) (KEECC-A), which addresses 7 key elements of physician communication identified in the Kalamazoo Consensus Statement, in a sample of 135 residents in multiple specialties at a large urban medical center in 2008-2009. The KEECC-A was used ...
Lim Hoon Chin - - 2010
From 29 June to 7 July 2009, Singapore hosted the inaugural Asian Youth Games (AYG), which brought 1210 athletes and 810 officials from 43 participating countries. On 11 June, just 1 week before the Games Village Medical Centre started operations, the World Health Organization officially declared a global H1N1 2009 ...
Nicolson Malcolm - - 2010
Robert Burns's poem, Death and Doctor Hornbook, 1785, tells of the drunken narrator's late night encounter with Death. The Grim Reaper is annoyed that ‘Dr Hornbook’, a local schoolteacher who has taken to selling medications and giving medical advice, is successfully thwarting his efforts to gather victims. The poet fears ...
Moon Myong-Mo - - 2010
As a baseline study to aid in the development of proper policy, we investigated the current condition of unpreparedness of documents required when issuing copies of medical records and related factors. The study was comprised of 7,203 cases in which copies of medical records were issued from July 1st, 2007 ...
Neely David - - 2010
Residency programs strive to accurately assess applicants' qualifications and predict future performance. However, there is little evidence-based guidance on how to do this. The aim of this study was to design an algorithm for ranking applicants to an internal medicine residency program. Ratings of overall performance in residency were compared ...
Halioua Bruno - - 2010
A medical experiment of precancerous screenings of the cervix with colposcopy involving Jewish inmates was conducted in 1943 at Auschwitz by Eduard Wirths, the chief camp physician (SS-Standortarzt), his brother, Helmut Wirths, gynecologist of Hamburg-Altona with the complicity of the prestigious professor Hans Hinselmann who developed the colposcope. This medical ...
Rothberg Michael B - - 2010
To describe the prevalence of and risk factors for experiencing "phantom vibrations," the sensory hallucination sometimes experienced by people carrying pagers or cell phones when the device is not vibrating. Cross sectional survey. Academic medical centre. 176 medical staff who responded to questionnaire (76% of the 232 people invited). Measurements ...
Deléger Louise - - 2010
The goal of this study is to assist the translation of a medical terminology (MedlinePlus) into French. We combined two types of approaches to acquire French translations of English MedlinePlus terms. The first is knowledge-based and relies on the conceptual information of the UMLS metathesaurus. The second method is a ...
Beule Achim G - - 2010
In this review, anatomy and physiology of the respiratory mucosa of nose and paranasal sinuses are summarized under the aspect of its clinical significance. Basics of endonasal cleaning including mucociliary clearance and nasal reflexes, as well as defence mechanisms are explained. Physiological wound healing, aspects of endonasal topical medical therapy ...
Lazarus John - - 2009
Pediatric neuropathic bladder dysfunction can cause irreversible renal damage and urinary incontinence. Etiologically, it is usually the consequence of a congenital neural tube defect. The majority of affected children can be successfully managed with the standard medical treatment of clean intermittent catheterization and anticholinergic (typically oxybutynin) medication. A subset of ...
Cheng Yongzhong - - 2009
After the Wenchuan Earthquake on May 12(th) , 2008, under the strong leadership of the Sichuan Provincial Party Committee, the People's Government of Sichuan Province, and the Ministry of Health of the People's Republic of China, the Medical Security Team working at the Sichuan Provincial Headquarters for Wenchuan Earthquake and ...
Sunvisson Helena - - 2009
Using three paradigm cases of persons living with Parkinson's Disease (PD) the authors make a case for augmenting and enriching a Cartesian medical account of the pathophysiology of PD with an enriched understanding of the lived body experience of PD, the lived implications of PD for a particular person's concerns ...
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The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is amending its regulations to clarify that individuals who do not need to comply with the training and experience requirements as described in the applicable regulations for the medical use of byproduct material (i.e., are "grandfathered") may serve as preceptors and work experience supervisors ...
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