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Dennis Deborah - - 2014
Transitioning from jail or prison to community living frequently results in homelessness and recidivism. Access to benefits such as Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Medicaid can increase access to housing and treatment and reduce recidivism. The authors review best practices for prerelease access to these benefits by using examples from ...
Austin Erika Laine - - 2014
OBJECTIVES The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is transitioning to a Housing First approach to placement of veterans in permanent supportive housing through the use of rental vouchers, an ambitious organizational transformation. This qualitative study examined the experiences of eight VA facilities undertaking this endeavor in 2012. METHODS A ...
Gama Helena - - 2014
The objective of this study was to describe patterns of medication use among homeless adults from the city of Porto, Portugal. We recruited 146 homeless participants in four social services institutions. Data on the use of medicines in the previous week were collected using face-to-face interviews. We described the prevalence ...
Prewitt Taylor - - 2013
Medical practice in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries consisted largely of kitchen surgery and house calls. The practices of Dr. St. Cloud Cooper and other Fort Smith doctors reflected the standards of practice in Arkansas and the nation as the principles of aseptic surgery gradually gained acceptance. The ...
Podymow Tiina T Division of Nephrology, McGill University Health Centre , Montreal, Quebec, - - 2013
End-stage renal disease and dialysis are complicated illnesses to manage in homeless persons, who often suffer medical comorbidities, psychiatric disease, cognitive impairment and addictions; descriptions of this population and management strategies are lacking. A retrospective review of dialysis patients who were homeless or unstably housed was undertaken at an urban ...
Khan Hafiz Azhar - - 2013
BACKGROUND: House flies are of major public health concerns in areas with poor sanitation and hygienic conditions. Unfortunately, sanitation and hygiene have always been ignored in dairy farms particularly in the developing or low-income countries. Management of these flies mostly depends on the awareness regarding associated hazards and protective measures ...
Tsai Jack - - 2012
OBJECTIVE Community-based intensive case management may be more intense than necessary and may be socially isolating for persons living in supported housing. This study evaluated a group intensive peer-support (GIPS) model of case management that was implemented in a supported-housing program for homeless veterans with a broad range of psychiatric, ...
Alvarnas Joseph C - - 2012
The inaugural NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines) for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) were developed as a result of meetings convened by a multi-disciplinary panel of experts in 2011. These NCCN Guidelines provide recommendations on the diagnostic evaluation and workup for ALL, risk assessment, risk-stratified treatment approaches based ...
Fischler Björn - - 2012
Professor Anil Dhawan, Institute of liver studies, King's College, London, UK, has edited a new text book on hepatology, as part of the series Pediatric and adolescent medicine. As rightly pointed out in the editor's preface, pediatric hepatology is by now an established subspecialty. © 2012 The Author(s)/Acta Paediatrica © ...
Levesque D L - - 2012
There are inconsistencies about the effects of farmworker housing and workplace conditions and use of self-protective behavior practices and personal protective equipment (PPE). To investigate the association between workplace and housing conditions and farmworker use of pesticide safety practices and PPE. This study was conducted in 4 counties in North ...
Maxwell Bryan G - - 2012
The incidence and prevalence of adolescent obesity and adolescent heart failure are increasing, and anesthesiologists increasingly will encounter patients with both conditions. A greater understanding of the physiologic challenges of adolescent heart failure as they relate to the perioperative stressors of anesthesia and bariatric surgery is necessary to successfully manage ...
Sponseller Paul D - - 2012
Pediatric spinal deformity is an integral part of orthopaedic surgical practice. In a general or specialized practice, the well-versed orthopaedic surgeon should be aware of the diagnostic methods and the natural history from which practice standards are derived. It is important to be aware of the spectrum of spinal deformity ...
Nguyen Alexander T AT Department of Plastic Surgery, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston and Dallas, Texas 75390-9132, - - 2012
After studying this article, the participant should be able to: 1. Describe the most common options available for minimally invasive facial rejuvenation. 2. Identify key elements essential to each treatment option. 3. Know how to avoid and manage complications for these procedures. Minimally invasive cosmetic procedures continue to increase in ...
Jacobsohn Lela - - 2012
The aim of this study was to quantify and identify correlates to the amount of parent-supervised behind-the-wheel practice hours by novice teen drivers. A national survey of 945 parents of recently licensed teen drivers was conducted. Multivariate logistic regression was used to identify factors related to the number of practice ...
Rhee John S - - 2012
Evidence-based medicine (EBM) aims to apply the best available evidence gained from the scientific method to clinical decision making. The notion seems noble in its purpose, yet there are some apprehensions and misconceptions among physicians, especially those in a predominantly surgical field such as facial plastic surgery. Developing a sophisticated ...
Nettar Kartik - - 2011
Neuromodulators have risen to the forefront of aesthetic medicine. By reversibly relaxing target muscles, neuromodulators exhibit their effect by softening hyperfunctional lines. An understanding of their physiology, relevant facial anatomy, and current agents is imperative for a successful aesthetic practice.
Block Michael S - - 2011
This article discusses the management of the facial gingival margin before and after tooth removal. Important factors including diagnostic assessment, wound healing, bone resorption and remodeling, gingival thickness, and gingival margin are reviewed, and key procedures suggested. Gingival thickness can have a major influence on the maintenance of the facial ...
Siy Richard W - - 2011
The treatment of pediatric facial fractures, although similar to that of adults, requires a separate and thorough understanding of the unique developmental issues inherent to this age group. The contribution of several of these factors allows for a large portion of these injuries to be managed more conservatively; however, operative ...
Papp Kim - - 2011
New clinical treatment guidelines for plaque psoriasis, written by a panel of 16 Canadian dermatologists, were recently published online. These Canadian Guidelines for the Management of Plaque Psoriasis are evidence based and free of any influence from corporate sponsors and have been endorsed by the Canadian Dermatology Association (CDA). The ...
Wollina Uwe - - 2011
Age is a significant factor in modifying specific needs when it comes to medical aesthetic procedures. In this review we will focus on young adults in their third decade of life and review minimally invasive aesthetic procedures other than cosmetics and cosmeceuticals. Correction of asymmetries, correction after body modifying procedures, ...
Henderson Jillian T JT Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA. - - 2010
Requiring a pelvic examination before prescribing oral contraception poses an unnecessary barrier to contraceptive access. Medical guidelines have outlined the safety of oral contraception provision without a pelvic examination, yet little is known about the practices of clinicians providing reproductive health care. Our purpose was to investigate clinicians' requirements for ...
Skelton J A JA Department of Pediatrics, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC, USA. - - 2011
Paediatric obesity continues to be one of the most important health issues facing children and families today, and there remains a need for effective treatment options. There are a few reports in the literature demonstrating high rates of attrition from paediatric weight management programmes, ranging from 27% to 73%. While ...
Boucher Melanie - - 2010
Family-witnessed resuscitation is a controversial subject for healthcare professionals and support for the practice is not universal (Albarran and Stafford 1999, Kissoon 2006). Research suggests, however, that the advantages of this form of resuscitation for relatives far outweigh the disadvantages, and that hospital staff can support the practice without hindering ...
Trajanovska Misel - - 2010
To explore parental management of childhood complaints with respect to factors associated with the purchase of over-the-counter medicines and sources of information accessed by parents. The use of over-the-counter medicines is extensive, but this practice is not without risks. To ensure safe use, nurses and other healthcare providers need to ...
Freund Tobias - - 2010
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: To cater to the needs of informed and proactive patients in family medicine, health care providers could offer access to care and health information via practice Web sites. To determine the content and quality of family medicine Web sites, we performed a cross-sectional study on a large ...
Kent Jeremy B - - 2010
Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is a growing component of medicine within the U.S. civilian and military populations. Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) Family Medicine Clinic represents an overseas medical facility stationed among a diverse ethnic population. The impact that local cultures have on CAM utilization in the military population ...
Prine Linda - - 2010
PURPOSE: To compare outcomes of early medical abortion with mifepristone and misoprostol in a family medicine setting and specialized reproductive health clinics. METHODS: This study used data collected from a prospective, open-label, randomized trial of oral versus buccal misoprostol efficacy. A secondary analysis was performed, evaluating efficacy, acceptability, and interventions ...
Myhre Douglas L - - 2010
To explore the demographic characteristics of recent Alberta family medicine residency graduates choosing locum practice, as well as their reasons for choosing and leaving locum practice and the frustrations and rewards of locum placements. Web-based and mailed cross-sectional survey and interviews. The family medicine residency training programs at the University ...
Janjua Rashid M - - 2010
Few families have had an impact on medicine to equal that of the Meckel family. Johann Friedrich Meckel the Elder is of special interest to the neurosciences, given that his dissertation on the fifth cranial nerve included the first description of the arachnoid space investing the trigeminal nerve into the ...
Lucan Sean C - - 2010
Family medicine is the predominant provider of primary health care in the United States, yet it receives relatively little research funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Family medicine can help the NIH speed research discovery and improve research relevance; the NIH can help family medicine build its research ...
Russell Michael Bj?rn - - 2010
Sporadic and familial hemiplegic migraines (SHM and FHM) are rare paroxysmal disorders characterized by motor aura and headache. The distinction is based on whether other family members are affected. The majority of FHM families have a mutation in one of the ion channels CACNA1A, ATP1A2 and SCN1A. SHM is sometimes ...
Rubulotta F - - 2010
The aim of this paper was to review current end of life (EOL) practice in Italy. The authors have made an appraisal of the existing literature in order to understand current end of life care practice in Italy. This manuscript focuses on analyzing the dying process, the transoceanic similarities and ...
Mulhem Elie - - 2010
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the use of the Fischer cone biopsy excisor (FCBE) as the primary electrode for treatment of cervical dysplasia in a family medicine office. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of cervical electrosurgical excision procedures in patients with cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) performed in our ...
Weingarten Kaethe - - 2010
Hope may be the most laden shorthand term of all time. Everyone wants it; few know how to articulate what it is. Although family therapists frequently work to restore hope with hopeless families, they have contributed little to the abundant literature on hope. I present a new conceptualization of hope-reasonable ...
Leeming William - - 2010
This paper focuses on the structural development of institution-based interest in genetics in Anglo-North American medicine after 1930 concomitantly with an analysis of the changes through which ideas about heredity and the hereditary transmission of diseases in families have passed. It maintains that the unfolding relationship between medicine and genetics ...
Toguri Allan - - 2010
The past decade has profoundly changed how physicians manage patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). The concepts of symptom indices, symptom complexes, flow rates, prostate-specific antigen (PSA), prostate size and new medical approaches supported by new clinical studies, have provided family practitioners as well as specialists with evidence-based management algorithms ...
Jamil Hikmet - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: Although knowledge of occupational and environmental medicine (OEM) is important for effective primary health care practice, few studies have examined physicians' appraisals of training in OEM. We evaluated family medicine residents' perceptions of a 4-week rotation in OEM that combined lectures, worksite visits, and clinical placements. METHODS: Qualitative analysis ...
Leopando Zorayda E - - 2010
Asia Pacific is one of the 6 regions of the World Organization of Family Doctors (Wonca). It is a region with 16 full and 2 associate members coming from 14 countries. One of the main activities in the region is the regional conference highlighted by the Wes Fabb Oration.This Fourth ...
Coles Jan - - 2010
The Wonca Working Party for Women and Family Medicine (WWPWFM) was organized in 2001 with the following objectives: to identify the key issues for women doctors; to review Wonca policies and procedures for equity and transparency; to provide opportunities to network at meetings and through the group's listserve and website; ...
Díaz L - - 2010
Aminocyclitols comprise an important group of compounds with remarkable biological activities. From a structural standpoint, aminocyclitols are amino polyhydroxy cycloalkanes that can be found in nature in several families of natural products. Among them, the aminoglycoside antibiotics, since the discovery of streptomycin, have become particularly relevant at the forefront of ...
Miller John K - - 2010
There is a growing movement to define competency within the field of marriage and family therapy (MFT), particularly with respect to the training of practitioners and the evaluation of clinical practice. Efforts to define competency, however, transcend the practice of MFT and much can be learned from the experiences of ...
Mercer Stewart W - - 2010
Primary care based management of long-term conditions (LTCs) is high on the international healthcare agenda, including the Asia-Pacific region. Hong Kong has a 'mixed economy' healthcare system with both public and private sectors with a range of types of primary care doctors. Recent Hong Kong Government policy aims to enhance ...
Celik Halime - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to identify the facilitators and barriers perceived by General Practitioners (GPs) to maintain a gender perspective in family practice. METHODS: Nine semi-structured interviews were conducted among nine pairs of GPs. The data were analysed by means of deductive content analysis using theory-based methods to generate facilitators ...
Benn Rita - - 2009
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Integrative medicine in residency (IMR) is a competency-based online program designed to incorporate a core curriculum in integrative medicine (IM) into established residency training in family medicine. Results of a needs assessment survey developed to guide this curriculum design are presented and discussed. METHODS: Faculty and residents ...
Deatrick Janet A JA Center for Health Disparities Research, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Philadelphia, PA 19104-4217, USA. - - 2009
Family management of childhood chronic conditions consists of 6 family factors: (1) the family's view of the child's daily life, (2) the impact of the condition on family life, (3) the difficulty of family life, (4) the family's effort managing the child's condition, (5) the family's ability managing the child's ...
Hansen Dana Lee - - 2009
Medicine use among youths is widespread and on the increase. This is especially true for young females, whose utilization of a variety of medications grows considerably during the teenage years. This user perspective study aims to obtain a greater understanding of what young women perceive as the norms for medicine ...
Finestone Aharon S - - 2009
STUDY DESIGN: Comparative knowledge survey. OBJECTIVE: This study compared the knowledge of orthopaedic surgeons and family practitioners in managing simple low back pain (LBP) with reference to currently published guidelines. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: LBP is the most prevalent of musculoskeletal conditions. It affects nearly everyone at some point in ...
Barghouti Farihan - - 2009
To assess family practitioners' attitudes toward and awareness of evidence-based medicine (EBM). A cross-sectional study from a questionnaire distributed between January and March 2007. Rural and urban family medicine centres throughout Jordan that are affiliated with the Ministry of Health, military centres, university medical centres, and the private sector. Two ...
Goldberg Debora Goetz - - 2009
The patient-centered medical home (PCMH) is a widely accepted theory of a practice model to improve quality of care, patient satisfaction, and access to primary care services. This study explores existing elements of the PCMH and characteristics of family practices in Virginia. We developed and administered a survey questionnaire to ...
Allgood David W - - 2009
Intensive pine (Pinus spp.) management is a primary land use in the southeastern United States. In eastern North Carolina, intensively managed pine stands often occur on land previously ditched and drained. Because modification of natural vegetation and water sources are known to affect dipteran community structure, we studied effects of ...
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