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Clarke David - - 2014
I followed your correspondence about plans to share our medical records through the care.data database to private companies (Letters January 22, February 5, 12, 19 and 26, and March 5).
Connor Henry H Centre for the History of Medicine, University of Birmingham, - - 2014
Lady Brilliana Harley was the redoubtable chatelaine of Brampton Bryan Castle in Herefordshire during the mid-seventeenth century. Her many letters reveal much about the medications which she dispensed to her family and about the family's medical attendants. Whenever possible the Harleys preferred to consult university-educated physicians rather than the local ...
Scully Liam L - - 2014
Our medical records contain information that is of great value to private companies such as banks and insurance companies, so the care.data platform is a potentially invaluable resource (Letters January 22, February 5, 12, 19 and 26).
Persaud Nav N Keenan Research Centre in the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Department of Family and Community Medicine, St Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, - - 2014
Trudo Lemmens and colleagues discuss how the mere suggestion of litigation can bias the medical literature by affecting editorial decisions. They argue that journals and authors should publicly post threats of litigation, or cease and desist letters, for which there are some international legal precedents. Please see later in the ...
Robins Joyce - - 2014
Because we at Patient Concern have objected to our most intimate medical details being routinely released to third parties, we have been accused of taking an anti-research line (Letters February 5).
Ganapati Sentamilselvi S Department of Dermatology (Retd), Madras Medical College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, - - 2014
Clinical signs are evolved by clinicians through their careful clinical examination. Medical professionals are generally familiar with these signs because of the emphasis given to them by the teaching faculty while they were students. Some of these signs are eponymously named after the clinicians giving credit to their observation. Eponymous ...
Beuscart R - - 2013
This article is part of a For-Discussion-Section of Methods of Information in Medicine on "Biomedical Informatics: We Are What We Publish" written by Peter L. Elkin, Steven H. Brown, and Graham Wright. It is introduced by this editorial and followed by a commentary paper with invited comments. In their paper, ...
Duckworth Paula - - 2013
Bridget Ryan (Letters April 10) complained about unwanted spam emails from Best Medical Cover offering private medical insurance and making disparaging claims about the NHS.
Kumar K V S Hari KV Department of Endocrinology, Command Hospital, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, - - 2013
The essence of communication is to convey a message, and readability tests have been developed to quantify this aspect of language. There is limited research on the readability tests of journal contents from India. In this study, we performed readability tests on the editorials of four popular Indian medical journals. ...
Flannery Michael A - - 2013
Alfred Russel Wallace (1823-1913), naturalist and explorer of South America and the Malay Archipelago, secured his place in history by independently discovering the theory of natural selection. His letter outlining the theory was sent from Ternate in eastern Indonesia and received at Down House, according to Charles Darwin (1809-82), on ...
Bertsche A - - 2013
Anticonvulsants require special consideration particularly at the interface from hospital to ambulatory care.Observational study for 6 months with prospectively enrolled consecutive patients in a neuropediatric ward of a university hospital (age 0-<18 years) with long-term therapy of at least one anticonvulsant. Assessment of outpatient prescriptions after discharge. Parent interviews for ...
Gleicher Norbert - - 2013
The medical literature frequently addresses potential conflicts of interest, involving scientists and authors. Conflicts involving editorial offices of medical journals, have, however, only rarely been subject to discussion. The biggest opportunity for editorial conflicts presents during peer review. This commentary, therefore, argues in favour of changes in peer review. Improved ...
Zhang Bob - - 2013
An in-depth systematic tongue color analysis system for medical applications is proposed. Using the tongue color gamut, tongue foreground pixels are first extracted and assigned to one of 12 colors representing this gamut. The ratio of each color for the entire image is calculated and forms a tongue color feature ...
Waits Robert K - - 2013
Around 1850, Isaac L. Pulvermacher (1815-1884) joined the ranks of so-called "galvanists" who had, for nearly a century, been touting the shocks and sparks of electricity as a miracle cure for all ills, including neurological complaints such as palsy and hemiplegia. The famed authors, Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880), in France, and ...
Malherbe J - - 2013
We live in uncertain times. The recession in Europe and ongoing political instability in the Middle East are each examples of what could legally be termed a 'statement of fact'. The rising cost of healthcare in South Africa is another fact. This phenomenon is accompanied by an even more disturbing ...
Tsoucalas G - - 2012
Aretaeus of Cappadocia composed a vivid description of diphtheria, noting the symptoms, complications, as well as the remedies to cure it. He was the medical author who used the terms eschara and diphtheres which are still in use by modern physicians, and the first who recognized the croup. His alum ...
Cohen Jr M Michael - - 2012
Terminology discussed here is subsumed under "common misused terms in medical genetics articles" (depressed nasal bridge; anophthalmia; rotated ears; low-set ears; heterotopia; ASD as an abbreviation for autism spectrum disorders; mental retardation; "radiographs revealed something"; and new syndrome) and also subsumed under "erroneous terminology that persists at the editorial and ...
Celik Evrim Coşkun EC Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department, Faculty of Medicine, Başkent University, Istanbul, - - 2012
Simultaneous and spontaneous bilateral quadriceps tendon rupture is an uncommon injury that is usually seen in association with multiple medical conditions and some medications. We report a case of simultaneous and spontaneous bilateral quadriceps tendon rupture that may be related to the long-term use of a statin.
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COVER FIGURE Using the facial analysis developed by Peter Hammond, the figure plot is showing the patient's face as more WHS-like than Smith-Magenis-like (SMS) or velocardiofacial-like (VCFS). See article by Hannes et al. in this issue.
Travis Erika K - - 2012
Medical evaluations were performed on free-ranging and captive Matschie's tree kangaroos (Dendrolagus matschiei) in Papua New Guinea. The health assessment included physical examination, morphometrics, cloacal swab; and blood, hair, and feces collection. Radio-collars were placed on free-ranging tree kangaroos to determine home range and forest habitat use. The free-ranging tree ...
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On the 200th anniversary of the New England Journal of Medicine, I wish to gratefully acknowledge the employees of the Massachusetts Medical Society for their contribution to our mission of inspiring discovery and advancing care. Jeffrey M. Drazen, Editor-in-Chief Brendan Abel Cara Adler Jonathan Adler Charles Alagero Victoria Alexander Robyn ...
Tsoucalas Gregory - - 2012
Democritus was born in Abdera, Thrace, in the 5th century BC. He travelled to the East while being the student of famous philosophers. His philosophical ideas and the establishment of particles, "the atoms", gave him a leading position in world history. However, his medical knowledge was vast especially in the ...
Griksaitis Michael J - - 2012
Medical students at Durham University, United Kingdom receive instructions using ultrasound echocardiography. In this issue of ASE Dr. Finn and her colleagues compare the efficacy of ultrasound and cadaveric prosections for teaching gross anatomy of the heart.
Mallows James L - - 2011
Helping ward registrars transition from denial to acceptance.
Sun Jiena - - 2011
The doctor in a foreign country is a recurring theme in physician writer Richard Selzer's stories. In his 2009 novel, Knife Song Korea, Selzer returns to this theme, examining it in depth through the lens of gender. Selzer features the American military surgeon Sloane's multiple border-crossings, namely, from America to ...
Sheets J W - - 2011
Roger McNeill was born in 1853 on Colonsay in the Inner Hebrides, the son of a cattle herder. He graduated with a degree in medicine from Edinburgh University, where he studied with Joseph Lister, among others. After working in London during a smallpox epidemic, he received a gold medal and ...
Madhok Rishi - - 2011
Initiative, creativity, and resolve represent both the pillars of the Wilderness Medical Society (WMS) and the story of George Mallory. His journey from humble beginnings to his rise to become one of history's most legendary mountaineers is a testament to the impact of great mentors as well as the development ...
Siano Adriana Kelmer - - 2011
Assess the odds of having an initial claim for statutory sickness benefit awarded (ascribed to mental disorder as the main registered diagnosis), in relation to institutional, clinical, sociodemographic and welfare factors in Juiz de Fora-MG, Brazil. Two models of logistic regression, taking into account the categories of the medical examiners, ...
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On the cover of the Vol. 13, number 3/2011 issue of printed Medical Ultrasonography journal due to a regrettable typing error, the name of the month is June instead of September.
Vachiramon Vasanop - - 2011
Laser hair removal (LHR) has become an increasingly popular procedure during the past decade. In white skin, LHR is known and works with a fairly low number of treatments and relatively few side effects. In dark-skinned individuals, especially African-Americans, where the hair tends to be coarse and curly, dermatologic conditions ...
Avashia Yash J - - 2011
ABSTRACT: Regarded as "America's first plastic surgeon," Dr John Peter Mettauer's professional life displays 3 fundamental keystones of plastic surgery: education, innovation, and practice. To fully appreciate the history of our plastic surgery, one must look beyond a purely factual recount of noteworthy actions performed decades ago. Fundamental principles that ...
Zamora-Berridi Grettel J - - 2011
To summarize the extraordinary accomplishments, and the commonalities, between Santiago Ramon y Cajal and Harvey Williams Cushing. Existing literature describing the lives and achievements of Ramón y Cajal and Cushing, as well as personal communication, and the surgical records of the Johns Hopkins Hospital, from 1896 to 1912, were reviewed. ...
Weissleder Ralph - - 2011
Ralph Weissleder and Cesar Castro from Harvard Medical School speak to Cara Sutton, Assistant Commissioning Editor Ralph Weissleder attended the University of Freiburg and the University of Heidelberg (Germany), where he received his doctoral degrees. Prof. Weissleder completed a radiology residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MA, USA), Harvard Medical ...
Jenson Deborah - - 2011
Medical journals and other sources do not show evidence that cholera occurred in Haiti before 2010, despite the devastating effect of this disease in the Caribbean region in the 19th century. Cholera occurred in Cuba in 1833-1834; in Jamaica, Cuba, Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, St. Lucia, St. Kitts, Nevis, Trinidad, ...
Moore Charleen M - - 2011
Drawing session from an art and anatomy workshop for medical students at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and art students at the University of Texas at San Antonio. A current trend in medical education is to integrate aspects of the humanities into the medical school ...
Pearn J H - - 2011
Dr William Wilson Ingram (1888-1982), a Scottish-born physician, contributed significantly to the health and heritage of Australia, his adopted land. Born on Speyside and educated in Aberdeen, he was a doctor-soldier in two World Wars and decorated with the Military Cross. Ingram was a Foundation Fellow (1938) of the Royal ...
Bessman Sara C - - 2011
Objectives:  The purpose of this study was to compare National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding received in 2008 by emergency medicine (EM) to the specialties of internal medicine, pediatrics, anesthesiology, and family medicine. The hypothesis was that EM would receive fewer NIH awards and less funding dollars per active physician and ...
Penney Pd - - 2011
Abstract Nearly 89 years ago, the Society of American Bacteriologists appointed Dr. Harold Conn to form a committee to standardize the stains and dyes used in biological and medical research and diagnosis. Dr. Conn's efforts led to formation of the Committee on the Standardization of Biological Stains, later incorporated as ...
Jeffe Donna B - - 2011
To determine whether prematriculation characteristics and career-setting preferences of MD-PhD graduates differ according to their schools' funding from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences' Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP). The Association of American Medical Colleges provided deidentified records for the national cohort of all 1993-2000 U.S. medical school matriculants, ...
Miles Steven H - - 2011
United States military medical ethics evolved during its involvement in two recent wars, Gulf War I (1990-1991) and the War on Terror (2001-). Norms of conduct for military clinicians with regard to the treatment of prisoners of war and the administration of non-therapeutic bioactive agents to soldiers were set aside ...
Bullock John D - - 2011
Hyla Bristow Stallard was one of the greatest middle-distance runners in British athletic history. While an English medical student, he won the bronze medal in the 1500-meter run at the 1924 Paris Olympics, immortalized in the critically acclaimed 1981 epic British film, Chariots of Fire. He later became one of ...
Kozikowski Alan P - - 2011
In this short note in tribute to Dr. Erminio Costa, I reflect upon the sabbatical period that I spent with him during his early years at the Fidia-Georgetown Institute for the Neurosciences [FGIN] at the Georgetown University Medical Center. I detail some of the interesting projects that we were involved ...
Schwartz Robert A - - 2011
A return to New Jersey Medical School almost one quarter century after serving as the first Marcus T. Block MD Memorial Visiting Professor of Dermatology in 1987 was delightfully documented when Prof. Parish stepped off the train from Philadelphia in Newark, where he was met by AOA Secretary-Treasurer W. Clark ...
Choi Jong Soo - - 2011
In healthcare, mobile computing made possible by smartphones is becoming an important tool among healthcare professionals. However, currently there is very little research into the effectiveness of such applications of technology. This study aims to present a framework for a smartphone application to give doctors mobile access to patient information, ...
Chen Guo-Ming GM Department of Communication Studies, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, 02881, USA. - - 2011
This article examines the spiritual communication between medical students and the donated dead body they anatomized, referred to as the silent teacher. Data were obtained from the medical school of Tzu Chi University in Taiwan, where students are required to write a letter to the silent teacher at the end ...
Dehmer Gregory J - - 2011
Dr Greg Dehmer discusses the history and development of this new document, in this area of medical teaching.
Konturek S J - - 2011
Jerzy Kaulbersz was undoubtedly the father of experimental gastroenterological physiology in Poland. He pioneered the neural and endocrine aspects of the mechanisms controlling gastric and pancreatic secretion by assessing the influence on this secretion of vagal nerves and endocrine factors such as gastrin, enterogastrone, urogastrone, pituitary, adrenal, thyroid and sex ...
Ortolon Ken - - 2011
The way U.S. Rep. Michael Burgess, MD (R-Texas), sees it, the 2003 Texas medical liability reforms are so successful that the rest of the country should follow suit. That is why a number of Texas members of Congress - both Republican and Democrat - are either authoring or cosponsoring legislation ...
Pirovano D - - 2011
The launch of on-line hemodiafiltration happened at a very peculiar time from the regulatory standpoint. The directives on medical devices were at their very beginning and the medicinal products regulatory regime was considering, after 30 years of operation of Directive 65/65/EEC, whether it was the case to go for greater ...
Zaini Rania G - - 2011
A national competence framework has been developed by medical schools in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The framework has seven domains - approach to daily Practice, Dr and patient, Dr and community, communication skills, professionalism, Dr and information technology, Dr and research. The framework will guide curriculum development and assessment ...
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