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McKinnon John J Senior Lecturer in Nursing at School of Health and Social Care University of - - 2014
In the second of two articles exploring the value and application of concordance across nursing practice the discussion is aimed at clinical settings and patient groups where concordance may have been viewed as impractical. The author harnesses Cribb and Entwhistle's broader conception of shared decision making and the notion of ...
Lemoine Colleen - - 2014
To introduce the key concepts and terms associated with precision medicine and support understanding of future developments in the field by providing an overview and history of precision medicine, related ethical considerations, and nursing implications. Current nursing, medical and basic science literature. Rapid progress in understanding the oncogenic drivers associated ...
Hardicre Jayne J Lecturer in Nursing Adult Specialty at University of - - 2014
Compassion in Practice was launched by the Chief Nursing Officer (CNO), Jane Cummings, at the CNO's Conference in December 2012 (Cummings and Bennett, 2012).
Roche Michael - - 2013
A key component of workforce reform is the international growth in Advanced Practice Nursing (APN) roles. This study evaluated one APN role in Australia, the Clinical Nurse Consultant (CNC). All 56 CNCs employed in a tertiary hospital in New South Wales took part in the study. Demographic and work activity ...
Sciarra Erica - - 2013
This brief article discusses the use of prayer in nursing and medicine. Although many believe prayer is a valuable tool, there is still much controversy. This author offers some insight into the value of prayer.
Young Simon - - 2012
Registered nurses spend up to 40% of their professional clinical practice engaged in the art and science of medication dosage calculation problem-solving (MDC-PS). In advancing this patient safety critical discipline it is our position that as a profession we must first situate MDC-PS within the context of the wider features ...
Binkowska-Bury Monika - - 2012
To report on Polish hospital health care workers' and lay persons' knowledge about counterfeit medicine products. Cross-sectional design was used. Two types of questionnaire survey about counterfeit medicine, separate for health care professionals and lay persons were completed by 201 physicians and nurses, and 450 adult Polish residents between October ...
Matthew-Maich Nancy - - 2012
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The research question explored was what are the processes and strategies used by frontline leaders to support the uptake of the Breastfeeding Best Practice Guideline by nurses in maternity care practice settings? BACKGROUND: Best Practice Guidelines have been shown to enhance client care and outcomes. Leadership is ...
Davidson Sue - - 2012
The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) (2007) defines supervised practice as a structured and formal programme, devised to provide a midwife whose practice falls short of the required professional standards, with learning opportunities to enrich his/her clinical experience and improve practice. The primary aim is to ensure that the period ...
Pohl Joanne M - - 2012
This article reports on the findings of the NONPF (National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties) Faculty Practice Survey regarding promotion and tenure. Relevant issues related to tenure for practicing faculty are identified and discussed. Faculty practice has become an increasingly important and complex issue for academic institutions in relation to ...
Kryger Meir - - 2012
In 1836 Charles Dickens published the first installment of The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club. In this novel he introduces the reader to a character, Joe, the Fat Boy who is obese, sleepy, difficult to arouse, snores, and has peripheral edema. This description so intrigued the medical field that ...
Park Jongbae J - - 2012
To assess the current level of acceptance in the United States of complementary and alternative medicine, recent research into the prevalence, acceptance, accessibility, and recognition of complementary and alternative therapies were reviewed. Several signs point to an increasing acceptance of complementary and alternative medicine in the United States; the use ...
Silvester Janet A - - 2012
Thought leaders in Virginia came together to achieve consensus on the pharmacy practice innovations required to advance the medication-related health outcomes of patients in the Commonwealth. The participants identified key elements and strategies needed for practice transformation and these became the foundation for practice change. The primary key elements included ...
Chan Danny - - 2010
The XXIst International Symposium on Medicinal Chemistry from the European Federation of Medicinal Chemistry (EFMC-ISMC), held in Brussels, included topics covering new therapeutic developments in the field of medicinal research. This conference report highlights selected presentations on therapies for neuropathic pain, cognitive disorders, cancer and infection. Investigational drugs discussed include ...
Duckitt Roger - - 2010
Information on the medical problems and diseases encountered by practicing Internists in the hospital environment is lacking. The aim of this study is to assess the prevalence of various diagnostic categories that present to internists in the hospital setting in Europe. A pan-European study used the Young Internists Research Network ...
Olman Lynn R - - 2010
Internal candidates for leadership positions require special considerations.
Arienti Vincenzo - - 2011
Ultrasonography (US) is an invaluable tool in the management of many types of patients in Internal Medicine and Emergency Departments, as it provides rapid, detailed information regarding abdominal organs and the cardiovascular system, and facilitates the assessment and safe drainage of pleural or intra-abdominal fluid and placement of central venous ...
van Meerbeeck Jan P - - 2011
This review addresses the management of MPM. In an introductory section, the etiology, epidemiology, presentation, diagnosis and staging of MPM will be reviewed. The evidence was collected by a systematic analysis of the literature (2000-2009) using the databases Medline (National Library of Medicine, USA), Embase (Elsevier, Netherlands), Cochrane Library (Great ...
Bambarén Celso - - 2010
The earthquake that struck the central coast of Peru on 15 August 2007 was a disaster that mobilized international humanitarian assistance to address the needs of the affected people in the regions of Huancavelica, Ica, and Lima. It also was an opportunity to prove the effectiveness of regulations and procedures ...
Baloch Saira - - 2010
With the aim of determining if specialty type or the amount of geriatric training during primary care residencies correlated with the rate of and comfort with dementia identification and management in patients 65 years and older, physician practice patterns were compared through a web-based survey. The survey was sent to ...
Terrett Nick - - 2010
CHI's 17th International Tri-Conference on Molecular Medicine, held in San Francisco, included topics covering new developments in the field of medicinal chemistry. This conference report highlights selected presentations on fragment-based drug discovery, quantum mechanical energy decomposition for the analysis of SARs, medicinal chemistry strategies and the role of imaging in ...
Semple Graeme - - 2010
CHI's 17th International Tri-Conference on Molecular Medicine, held in San Francisco, included topics covering the drug discovery process, with an emphasis on lead optimization. This conference report highlights selected presentations on the development of several launched and investigational drugs, including Plerixafor, Trox-1 (CombinatoRX Inc), lorcaserin (Arena Pharmaceuticals Inc), vorapaxar (Merck ...
Ravishankar K - - 2010
The first 'International Classification of Headache Disorders' by The International Headache Society (1988) was a major landmark document. It helped develop a common language for understanding headaches and advanced research in this neglected field. It was found to be useful, but because it was complex and cumbersome, it remained underutilised ...
Vaught Jimmie B - - 2010
Variables introduced during the processes involved in biospecimen collection, processing, storage, and analysis are among the potential sources of bias in biomarker research. International efforts are under way to develop best practices to standardize biospecimen handling protocols. In general, documents on best practices address three major recurring themes: technical best ...
Kogan Jennifer R - - 2010
Medical student interest in internal medicine is decreasing. Whether the internal medicine sub-internship affects intent to pursue internal medicine is unknown. Determine the immediate and longer-term effect of the medicine sub-internship on students' decision to pursue internal medicine residency. Mixed method, single institution, prospective cohort study. Ninety-two students completing an ...
Coaccioli S - - 2010
Complexity bears its methodological and doctrinal contribution to the general health and medical assistance management, as well as to the clinical context and medical training. Internal Medicine possesses the cultural and methodological tools to confront the challenge of complexity which modern medicine. The science of complexity has suggested an alternative ...
Van Puymbroeck Rudolf V - - 2010
"Access to medicines" is a broad concept. After a review of three authoritative frameworks that help to identify its constitutive components, this essay summarizes the actual situation on the ground in low- and middle-income countries on the basis of recent empirical work. An analysis of survey data from 36 countries ...
Mok Emily A - - 2010
Access to essential medicines is a critical problem that plagues many developing countries. With a daunting number of domestic constraints - technologically, economically, and otherwise - developing countries are faced with a steep uphill battle to meet the human rights obligation of providing essential medicines immediately. To meet these challenges, ...
Bowen Tom - - 2010
We published the Canadian 2003 International Consensus Algorithm for the Diagnosis, Therapy, and Management of Hereditary Angioedema (HAE; C1 inhibitor [C1-INH] deficiency) and updated this as Hereditary angioedema: a current state-of-the-art review: Canadian Hungarian 2007 International Consensus Algorithm for the Diagnosis, Therapy, and Management of Hereditary Angioedema. To update the ...
Morrow Benjamin D - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: We sought to evaluate the current state of chronic kidney disease (CKD) management in our academic internal medicine clinic. METHODS: A retrospective review was carried out involving all patients with laboratory evidence of CKD enrolled in our clinic. We evaluated the rate of CKD recognition as well as compliance ...
Mar??di L - - 2009
Primary immunodeficiencies (PIDs) are often recognized in adults, either because of delayed diagnosis of a paediatric illness, or increasingly because of the recognition of adult onset forms of these diseases. Moreover, a growing fraction of children diagnosed with PIDs reach adulthood. It has become clear that many of these conditions ...
Kirsch Michael - - 2009
Medical practices today face economic challenges from declining reimbursements and rising overhead costs. Physicians need to develop new income sources to invigorate their practices and remain viable. Travel medicine-advising and immunizing international travelers-is a rapidly growing specialty in the United States that generates substantial cash reimbursements and professional satisfaction. Travel ...
Kim Sang-Heon - - 2009
BACKGROUND: While initial education and regular evaluation of inhaler technique in patients are emphasized in the management of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, health care professionals are not experienced in using inhalers. This study assessed whether internal medicine residents used common inhalers correctly and whether a single teaching session ...
Hallas P - - 2009
To establish the level of training doctors who participate in interhospital transfers in Denmark. A questionnaire was sent to every hospital department in Denmark with acute internal medicine admissions. Eighty-nine internal medicine departments were contacted and 84 responded (response rate 94.4%). Of the 84 hospitals, 75 (89.3%) indicated that they ...
Chan Danny - - 2009
The Seventh Asian Federation for Medicinal Chemistry (AFMC) International Medicinal Chemistry Congress (AIMECS) held in Cairns, Australia was co-hosted by the Royal Australian Chemical Institute Division of Biomolecular Chemistry and included topics covering new therapeutic developments in the fields of cancer, cardiovascular disease, anti-infectives and CNS disorders. This conference report ...
Craig Kathy - - 2009
This article explains the current state of the global healthcare market with respect to international medical travel (medical tourism) and worldwide provider sourcing. Emphasis is placed on the traditional twin pillars of oversight: program accreditation and branding affiliation. These are discussed for their main strength, which is their ability to ...
Thatcher Nicholas - - 2009
Rash has been reported in up to 76% of patients with lung cancer who have received the epidermal growth factor receptor inhibitor (EGFRI) erlotinib. It has also been observed in patients treated with other agents that have a similar mode of action. Erlotinib-associated skin toxicity typically presents as a papulopustular, ...
Mahler Cornelia - - 2009
The aim of this study was to translate the Satisfaction with Information about Medicines Scale (SIMS) into German and test its psychometric properties in a German primary care setting. The SIMS was developed to assess the extent to which patients feel they have received enough information about their medicines. Three ...
West Colin P - - 2009
Little is known about factors contributing to the career decisions of internal medicine residents. To evaluate factors self-reported by internal medicine residents nationally as important to their career decisions. Cross-sectional survey conducted in October of 2005, 2006, and 2007 as part of the national Internal Medicine In-Training Examination (IM-ITE). Postgraduate ...
Panaszek Bernard - - 2009
The phenomenon of population aging has led to a significant rise in the chronic disease rate compared to other human pathologies. Elderly people are usually affected by > or =2 chronic diseases concomitantly, mainly cardiovascular, pulmonary, and central nervous system diseases, metabolic disturbances and cancer. Chronic comorbidities in elderly patients ...
Davidson Chris - - 2009
The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) is to host the European School of Internal Medicine for two years from 2009-10. This affords a unique opportunity for specialist registrars to exchange ideas about professional development and training and to make contacts with young internists from across Europe. Such links should prove ...
Agrawal Varun - - 2009
Many patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) are seen by primary care physicians who may not be aware of indications or benefits of timely nephrologist referral. Late referral to a nephrologist may lead to suboptimal pre-end stage renal disease care and greater mortality. It is not known whether current postgraduate ...
Green Eric H - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the expectations of undergraduate internal medicine educators for oral case presentations (OCPs). OBJECTIVE: We surveyed undergraduate internal medicine educational leaders to determine the degree to which they share the same expectations for oral case presentations. SUBJECTS: Participants were institutional members of the Clerkship Directors of ...
Guerrero-Lillo Lisette - - 2009
Because information about travel medicine in Chile is lacking, a knowledge, attitudes, and practices evaluation in international travelers and medical students was done. The travelers and medical students did not know the travel medicine and sanitary conditions of their destinations, although they perceived travel-associated health risks, but <10% had any ...
Agrawal Varun - - 2008
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Many patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) are seen by primary care physicians who may not be aware of indications or benefits of timely nephrologist referral. Late referral to a nephrologist may lead to suboptimal pre-end stage renal disease care and greater mortality. It is not known ...
Maharaj, VJ
Science Real and Relevant: 2nd CSIR Biennial Conference, CSIR International Convention Centre Pretoria, 17 & 18 November 2008
Hamidi Sanaz - - 2008
Avicenna (AD 980-1037) was one of the best-known physicians of his time. Born in Persia, he gained notoriety both in the local and international scenes. Avicenna's best-known book, Canon of Medicine, was the standard textbook of medicine for more than five centuries in Europe and the Persian Empire. Because no ...
Cameron A - - 2009
BACKGROUND: WHO and Health Action International (HAI) have developed a standardised method for surveying medicine prices, availability, affordability, and price components in low-income and middle-income countries. Here, we present a secondary analysis of medicine availability in 45 national and subnational surveys done using the WHO/HAI methodology. METHODS: Data from 45 ...
Watt Jane - - 2008
The XXth International Symposium on Medicinal Chemistry (EFMC-ISMC 2008) was organized by the Austrian Chemical Society on behalf of the European Federation for Medicinal Chemistry (EFMC). Approximately 1400 scientists from 58 nations congregated over the course of the event to discuss the latest advances in the fields of neurodegenerative diseases, ...
Onate John - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: A unique rotation was developed to address limited outpatient internal medicine training in psychiatric residency by the University of California, Davis, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, which provides medical care to patients with mental illness. METHODS: The number of patients seen by the service and the number of ...
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