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Sackett Kay K Kay Sackett, EdD, RN, is Associate Professor of Nursing. She's held a variety of positions in academia, hospital administration, and worked internationally for United Nations/UNESCO. As graduate faculty, she teaches online courses for master's and DNP students. Her interests include health care informatics, complementary and alternative medicine, evidence-based practice, and case management. Melondie Carter, DSN, RN, is Associate Professor of Nursing and Assistant Director of the Office of Health Promotion and Wellness. She provides leadership in the WellBama outreach screening and health, coaching program, and has 20 years of teaching experience. Marietta Stanton, PhD, RN, is Professor of Nursing and former Assistant Dean of Graduate Programs. Her interests include case management, Complementary and alternative medicine, research with veterans, and distance learning. She is currently enrolled in a Family Nurse Practitioner - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), folk medicine, and other nontraditional therapy use by the elderly population. For all case managers who coordinate health care for the elderly as they transition from one setting to another and participate in health ...
González-Castillo J J Juan González-Castillo, Servicio de Urgencias. Hospital Clínico San Carlos, Calle Profesor Martín-Lagos s/n, 28040 Madrid, Spain. - - 2014
The incidence of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) increases with age and is associated with an elevated morbimortality due to the physiological changes associated with aging and a greater presence of chronic disease. Taking into account the importance of this disease from an epidemiological and prognostic point of view, and the enormous ...
Luo Jing J Graduate school, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing 100029, - - 2013
Chinese Herbal Medicine (CHM), as the most common form of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), has been playing an important role in the treatment of elderly cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) in China. In this paper, we briefly discuss on the potential benefits of CHM for elderly patients with CVDs. Initially, we summarize ...
Olesen Charlotte - - 2013
Background Medication adherence is a multifaceted issue that is influenced by various factors. One factor may be the concurrent use of over-the-counter (OTC) medicines. The use of OTC medicine has been reported as common amongst elderly patients. Objective To determine if a correlation exists between the use of OTC medicines ...
Emami Morteza M Department of Traditional Medicine, School of Traditional Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad ; Research Institute for Islamic and Complementary Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences and Health Services, Tehran ; Research Center for Traditional Medicine and History of Medicine, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, - - 2013
In Iran, a large group of patients are elderly people and they intend to have natural remedies as treatment. These remedies are rooted in historical of Persian and humoral medicine with a backbone of more than 1000 years. The current study was conducted to draw together medieval pharmacological information related ...
Katz Seymour - - 2013
: The aging U.S. population will approach 20% of the total population by 2030. The number of older patients with inflammatory bowel disease is anticipated to increase accordingly bringing the burden of multiple comorbidities, polypharmacy with drug interactions, the aging immune system, and extended social and financial issues to overall ...
Mitha Shahid - - 2013
This study is aimed to explore the types of CAM and reasons of using CAM among elderly Malaysians. This cross-sectional study was conducted on a sample of 256 conveniently selected elderly Malaysians who were residing in the states of Selangor and Kuala Lumpur. A pre-validated interview-administered questionnaire was used to ...
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Exceptional contributions and inspiring work in the field of small animal medicine and surgery were recognised at the BSAVA's annual awards ceremony, which took place on April 4, during the association's congress in Birmingham.
Ferrazzoli D - - 2013
Significance of the frail person concept is discussed in this article. Historical view is proposed by authors to better understand its real impact in medicine and in particular in neurology and geriatrics.
de Lima Saintrain Maria V - - 2013
Gerodontology 2013; doi: 10.1111/j.1741-2358.2012.00627.x Salivary tests associated with elderly people's oral health Introduction:   The saliva constitutes essential condition for the individual's health. Aim:  Identify the relation of the salivary flow and saliva pH with medicine use and oral discomfort in elderly. Methods and materials:  Cross-sectional study with 68 elderly ...
Melani Andrea S - - 2013
A significant number of older asthmatics, more often than in previous ages, have poorly controlled asthma, leading to increased morbidity and mortality. On the other hand, current guidelines suggest that most asthmatics can obtain achievement and maintenance of disease control and do not include sections specific to the management of ...
Abete Pasquale - - 2012
Treatment for chronic heart failure (CHF) is strongly focused on evidence-based medicine. However, large trials are often far away from the "real world" of geriatric patients and their messages are poorly transferable to the clinical management of CHF elderly patients. Precipitating factors and especially non-cardiac comorbidity may decompensate CHF in ...
Flanagan Damian - - 2012
Undernutrition in the elderly is common and can be associated with adverse medical consequences, contributing to frailty, morbidity, hospitalisation and mortality. This article provides guidelines for screening for undernutrition in general practice, and suggests strategies to address undernutrition in older patients. Screening for undernutrition in general practice helps focus time ...
Nicholls David A - - 2012
Therapeutic touch has played an important part in human civilization and continues to contribute to our social relations and individual identities. Therapeutic touch has been a vital component in the development and definition of physiotherapy practice and continues to be one of the profession's principal distinguishing competencies. It is surprising ...
Davidson Andrew - - 2012
The future of pediatric anesthesia can be thought of in terms of what will happen to the practice of anesthesia, or what will happen to the profession of pediatric anesthesia. The profession will change both under external forces, and by how pediatric anesthetists themselves decide to shape of the profession. ...
Bateman Chris - - 2012
The trumpeting by the Health Professions Council (HPCSA) of screening guidelines for emergency care workers handling victims of domestic violence - while welcomed - got a muted response from emergency medicine chiefs in the country's most brutal province last month. The two people heading the Western Cape's clinical protocols and ...
Charran Ordessia - - 2012
Charles-Pierre Denonvilliers was one of the most influential and prolific French anatomists and surgeons of the 19th century. Born in Paris and educated at the Paris Faculty of Medicine in 1826, he steadily created a reputation for himself in the field of medicine. Starting in 1833, Denonvilliers lectured with exquisite ...
Zhou Wenyu - - 2012
Background. Statutory registration of Chinese Medicine (CM) practitioners was introduced in Victoria in 2000. The application assessment process for those who were granted registration during the transitional period (2002-04) was resource intensive, as little was known about their age, education, practice and language proficiency. This study offers insights that may ...
Hatfield Debbie - - 2012
This paper evaluates the introduction of an assessment tool to grade clinical competence in post-registration critical care courses using a skills-based assessment strategy. An audit of skills assessors was conducted alongside an analysis of theory and practice marks. Findings showed marks awarded for practice were generally higher than those awarded ...
Novella Enric J - - 2011
This article examines the influence of the French alienist Alexandre Brierre de Boismont in the first development of the Spanish psychiatric profession during the third quarter of the 19th century. As an outstanding figure of French psychological medicine, Brierre enjoyed great scientific prestige among Spanish doctors, but he also took ...
Goldman Michel - - 2011
The pharmaceutical industry is developing new collaborative models for drug development. This article discusses the experience so far of the Innovative Medicines Initiative, which is currently the largest public-private partnership that is dedicated to pharmaceutical innovation, highlighting lessons learned for the success of precompetitive consortia.
Wardlaw Margaret P - - 2011
Modern medicine serves a religious function for modern Americans as a conduit through which science can be applied directly to the human body. The first half of this paper will focus on the theoretical foundations for viewing medicine as a religious practice arguing that just as a hierarchical structured authoritarian ...
Wilffert Bob - - 2011
Aim of the review The translation of evidence based medicine to a specific patient presents a considerable challenge. We present by means of the examples nortriptyline, tramadol, clopidogrel, coumarins, abacavir and antipsychotics the discrepancy between available pharmacogenetic information and its implementation in daily clinical practice. Method Literature review. Results A ...
Pyke Stephen - - 2011
Concerns about potentially misleading reporting of pharmaceutical industry research have surfaced many times. The potential for duality (and thereby conflict) of interest is only too clear when you consider the sums of money required for the discovery, development and commercialization of new medicines. As the ability of major, mid-size and ...
Kawase Masaya - - 2011
The absorption spectra of three kinds of medicines both before and after the expiration date: Amlodin OD(®) (5 mg), Basen OD(®) (0.2 mg) and Gaster D(®) (10 mg) have been measured by terahertz time domain spectroscopy (THz-TDS). All the medicines show some differences in the THz absorption spectra between medicines ...
Bilsel Yilmaz - - 2010
Efforts of modernizing the Ottoman Empire and society started during the 19th century. Initially reforms have been limited by institutions such as the armed forces, faculty of engineering and medicine. For this reason, a large number of western physicians invited to state to take prestigious positions in its few existing ...
Prokopakis E P - - 2010
The manuscripts of eminent Byzantine physicians from the 4th to the 14th century contain extensive information on various otorhinolaryngological issues. In their work, the early knowledge of rhinological disease from definition and symptoms to conservative treatment and surgical intervention is intriguing. Most of this meticulous knowledge was developed through time, ...
Clegg Kathleen A - - 2010
Gestalt theory and methods support significant behavioral change and personal growth, yet they have not been widely incorporated into modern psychiatric practice. Challenges to employing Gestalt principles in psychiatric practice exist, such as focus on diagnosis to guide treatment planning, key elements of psychiatric training, primacy of medication management in ...
Kivinen Sonja - - 2010
Boreal forests in Sweden are exploited in a number of ways, including forestry and reindeer husbandry. In the winter, reindeer feed mainly on lichens, and lichen-rich forests are a key resource in the herding system. Commercial forestry has mainly negative effects on reindeer husbandry, and conflicts between these two industries ...
Hough Steve - - 2010
Steve Hough, national sales manager, CEP Claddings, and Andrew Nicholls, sales director, CEP Ceilings, explain how modern cladding and ceiling materials can enhance the appearance of modern hospital buildings while offering practical, cost-saving, and environmental advantages.
York George K GK - - 2010
Neurology, in the modern sense, did not exist in ancient Egypt, where medicine was a compound of natural, magical and religious elements, with different practitioners for each form of healing. Nevertheless, Egyptian doctors made careful observations of illness and injury, some of which involved the nervous system. Modern scholars have ...
Sarbadhikari Suptendra Nath - - 2010
The National Board of Examinations is a body formed to enhance the standards of post graduate examinations in modern medicine in India. Unfortunately, the outdated mode of examinations and the arbitrarily set high cut-off marks for passing the examinations defeat the very purpose of its formation and functioning.
Di Ieva A - - 2010
In the history of medicine, the understanding of the nervous system, both from an anatomical and a functional point of view, has always required new and more sophisticated tools. It has been widely demonstrated that engineering has helped towards this end. Incorporation of improved technical tools has expanded the available ...
Daniau Anne-Laure - - 2010
It has been proposed that a greater control and more extensive use of fire was one of the behavioral innovations that emerged in Africa among early Modern Humans, favouring their spread throughout the world and determining their eventual evolutionary success. We would expect, if extensive fire use for ecosystem management ...
Othman Noordin - - 2010
Pharmaceutical representatives provide medicines information on their promoted products to doctors. However, studies have shown that the quality of this information is often low. No study has assessed the medicines information provided by pharmaceutical representatives to doctors in Malaysia and no recent evidence in Australia is present. We aimed to ...
Mukhopadhyay Rajendrani - - 2009
No other prize in science matches the iconic stature of the Nobels. But they only recognize individuals in the categories of physics, chemistry, and physiology/medicine. In the modern era of multidisciplinary, multiple-team endeavors, are the Nobel Prizes outdated?
Wich S A - - 2009
For managers of captive populations it is important to know whether their management provides a species with the physical and social environment that maximizes its survivorship. To determine this, survivorship comparisons with wild populations and long-term evaluations of captive populations are important. Here we provide both for orangutans. We show ...
Turgut Okan - - 2010
Avicenna deserves to be remembered for his contributions to the field of cardiovascular medicine. His masterpiece, the Canon of Medicine, has served as an essential medical encyclopedia for scholars in the Islamic territories and Europe for almost a millennium. The Canon, which is a general treatise on medicine, consists of ...
Williams Lynda B - - 2009
The practice of eating clay for gastrointestinal ailments and applying clay topically as bandaids for skin infections is as old as mankind. Bentonites in particular have been used in traditional medicines, where their function has been established empirically. With modern techniques for nanoscale investigations, we are now exploring the interactions ...
Capper J L - - 2009
A common perception is that pasture-based, low-input dairy systems characteristic of the 1940s were more conducive to environmental stewardship than modern milk production systems. The objective of this study was to compare the environmental impact of modern (2007) US dairy production with historical production practices as exemplified by the US ...
Fornaro Michele - - 2009
The origins of Western culture extensively relate to Ancient Greek culture. While many ancient cultures have contributed to our current knowledge about medicine and the origins of psychiatry, the Ancient Greeks were among the best observers of feelings and moods patients expressed towards medicine and toward what today is referred ...
Madineh Seyed Mohammad Ali - - 2009
Avicenna, the Iranian scientist, describes the mechanisms of normal voiding in his famous book, the Canon of Medicine. Then, he enumerates urinary symptoms. In this article, his discussion on dysuria, its causes, and its pathophysiology is compared with these concepts in modern urology. Avicenna points to some etiologic theories of ...
Deputte B L - - 2009
It is well documented that hamadryas baboons were used by the ancient Egyptians to pick fruits, but it is not well known that these baboons were also used to collect palm nuts. We describe this practice as it is depicted on a painting on a rarely exhibited ancient Egyptian artefact. ...
Lans Cheryl - - 2008
The discourses of Antillanité and Créolité are both based on the absence of women. This is more important in the discourse of Créolité since it silences the grandmothers, great aunts and village midwives who are the transmitters of folk tales, folk medicines and oral culture. In the struggle for recognition ...
Jaffe Michael B - - 2008
The ability to measure carbon dioxide (CO(2)) in the breath of a patient or capnometry, is one of the fundamental technological advances of modern medicine. I will chronicle the evolution and commercialization of mainstream capnometry based upon infrared measurement of CO(2) in the breath using information from the historical record ...
Shoja Mohammadali M - - 2008
Marie-François Xavier Bichat (1771-1802) was a prominent French anatomist during a time of revolution and one of the founders of French scientific medicine. He conducted several experimental studies, which laid the foundation for modern physiology. Based on autopsy findings, Bichat introduced 21 tissues as the basic elements of organs. His ...
Sutcher Howard - - 2008
There is broad agreement that a phenomenon we call "hypnosis" exists. However, there is no generally accepted definition of hypnosis. A brief historical overview of the use of hypnosis in healing practices demonstrates how it evolved willy-nilly, and like Topsy, "just growed" into its current status in medicine, psychiatry, psychology ...
Jouan Seb - - 2008
Noise is unwanted sound (from an urban planning point of view). The standard practice to control noise, while valuable, is a negative process (i.e., reducing unwanted "noise"). In response, there is a drive by several authorities to take a more positive approach to improve and manage soundscapes in cities and ...
Harris Don - - 2008
High power-distance has been implicated in many aircraft accidents involving Southeast Asian carriers where crew resource management (CRM) has been identified as a root cause. However, this commentary argues that the design of modern flight decks and their standard operating procedures have an inherent Western (low power-distance) bias within them ...
Froman Carol R - - 2008
In antiquity, Asklepios was portrayed with a stout staff around which was coiled a snake. Hermes (Mercury), the messenger of the gods, was portrayed with a wand, often with wings, around which were coiled two snakes. During the Renaissance and up to modern times, in varied locales, each icon has ...
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