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Hanley Amy A American Society of Clinical Oncology, Alexandria, VA; Oncology Metrics, a division of Altos Solutions, Los Altos, CA; Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center, Nashville, TN; Southcoast Hospital Group, Fall River, MA; Providence Oncology and Hematology Care Clinic, Portland, - - 2014
The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) National Oncology Census (Census) provides a mechanism for ASCO to systematically gather and analyze information about current practice structures and potential changes at a time when practices are working to adapt to increasing administrative and financial pressures. The Census is conducted annually and ...
Stussman Barbara J - - 2013
The 2002, 2007, and 2012 complementary medicine questionnaires fielded on the National Health Interview Survey provide the most comprehensive data on complementary medicine available for the United States. They filled the void for large-scale, nationally representative, publicly available datasets on the out-of-pocket costs, prevalence, and reasons for use of complementary ...
Donaldson Liam J - - 2013
Poorly performing doctors are a source of harm but do not commonly feature in discussions of patient safety. Few countries have national mechanisms to deal with these doctors; most opt for suspension and/or exclusion from clinical practice. This study reports on the 11-year experience of dealing with concerns about doctors' ...
Adedapo Kayode Solomon KS Department of Nuclear Medicine, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria ; Department of Chemical Pathology, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo State, - - 2013
The role of nuclear medicine in disease management in a developing nation is as impactful as it is in other regions of the world. However, in the developing world, the practice of nuclear medicine is faced with a myriad of challenges, which can be easily avoided. In this review, we ...
Hawthorne M Frederick - - 2013
M Frederick Hawthorne is a world-renowned scientist in the field of molecular medicine and a pioneer in boron chemistry. He currently serves as the founding Director of the University of Missouri International Institute of Nano and Molecular Medicine (MO, USA). Prof. Hawthorne is a University of Missouri Curators' Distinguished Professor ...
Di Sanzo Paola - - 2013
BACKGROUND: This paper reports an ethnobotanical survey of the traditional uses of medicinal and useful plants in an area of the Pollino National Park, Basilicata, Southern Italy. The study, conducted between 2009 and 2010, gathered information on the medicinal plants traditionally used in the neighbourhood of town of Rotonda, in ...
Bahammam Ahmed S - - 2013
The professional content of sleep medicine has grown significantly over the past few decades, warranting the recognition of sleep medicine as an independent specialty. Because the practice of sleep medicine has expanded in Saudi Arabia over the past few years, a national regulation system to license and ascertain the competence ...
Sinclair David - - 2013
David Sinclair and colleagues discuss their experience at the Ghana National Drugs Programme reviewing the international evidence base for five priority pediatric medicines and report that applying the global recommendations to Ghana was not straightforward for any of the five medicines. Please see later in the article for the Editors' ...
Shin Hyeun-Kyoo HK Herbal Medicine Research Division, Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, 483 Expo-ro, Yusung-gu, Daejeon 305-811, South of Korea. - - 2013
Although traditional medicine (TM) in South Korea is included in the national health care system, it is considered complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), and not mainstream medicine. Therefore, the lack of statistical data regarding the usage and adverse experiences of traditional Korean medicine (TKM) makes difficult to understand the current ...
Bacon Douglas R - - 2012
If one person can be credited with the creation of the infrastructure of modern anesthesiology, that individual would be Francis Hoeffer McMechan. He has been largely forgotten since his death in 1939 despite his remarkable and enduring accomplishments. McMechan edited the first national journal devoted to anesthesiology, created and managed ...
Towle Elaine L - - 2012
In this, the seventh iteration of the National Practice Benchmark, the authors made significant changes in the approach and analysis of the survey, including restructuring and shortening the survey instrument to facilitate the participation of hospital and academic oncology practices, in recognition of the ongoing changes in the oncology industry.
Robinson John G - - 2012
  The conservation community increasingly views the corporate sector as a positive force for conservation. Collaborations between corporations and nongovernmental conservation organizations (NGOs) seek to mitigate the negative effects of corporate activities and augment positive conservation outcomes. I reviewed the establishment of corporate social responsibility (CSR) policies by corporations; the ...
Styles David - - 2012
Retailers are strategically positioned to leverage environmental improvement over product supply chains through actions targeted at suppliers and consumers. Informed by scientific evidence on environmental hotspots and control points across 14 priority product groups, and a review of 25 major European retailers' actions, this paper proposes a framework to guide ...
Barton David N - - 2012
This overview article for the special series, "Bayesian Networks in Environmental and Resource Management," reviews 7 case study articles with the aim to compare Bayesian network (BN) applications to different environmental and resource management problems from around the world. The article discusses advances in the last decade in the use ...
Burlingame Byron L - - 2012
Defining areas of the surgical suite Key words: restricted, unrestricted, semirestricted, building code, HVAC, environmental controls. Trocar insertion by RN first assistants Key words: trocar insertion, RNFA scope of practice.
Schwela Dietrich - - 2012
Each day 180,000 people are moving into urban areas. As a society develops, it increases its level of urbanization and industrialization and the extent of its transportation system. Each of these developments brings an increase in noise load. A major contribution to noise exposure comes from the sound emissions of ...
Papagiannakis Giorgos - - 2012
We examine whether managers' values, attitudes, and perceptions influence the greening of organizations. To that purpose, we specify and test a model of corporate environmental responsiveness (CER), drawing upon a modified version of the theory of planned behavior and the value-belief-norm theory. Based on survey data from 142 Greek companies, ...
Wibeck Victoria - - 2012
In managing environmental problems, several countries have chosen the management by objectives (MBO) approach. This paper investigates how focus group participants from the Swedish environmental administration used metaphors to describe the mode of organization needed to attain environmental objectives. Such analysis can shed light on how an MBO system is ...
Quantin Catherine - - 2012
The aim of this study was to analyse the migration of doctors between the UK and France, in an attempt to identify the reasons for these migrations. This was a cross-sectional study conducted using a self-completed questionnaire. The questionnaire was sent to all British doctors practising in France and to ...
Tian Xin - - 2012
In 2009, China implemented the national essential medicines system by enacting the National Essential Medicines List 2009. According to the policy of this system, primary health care institutions can only stock and use essential medicines on the prescribed List. Meanwhile, each province can choose to make its own list of ...
Cohn Anthony - - 2011
This article provides a basic introduction to constipation and stool withholding. Anatomy and physiology, psychology and the various treatment options, including fluid, fibre and laxatives, are covered.
Tereskerz Patti M - - 2011
There is little to no empirical data available on how data and safety monitoring boards (DSMBs) are structured and how they operate. The purpose of this study was to provide data on this. To accomplish this goal, we administered a random survey on current structure and management practices and opinions ...
Dave Amish J - - 2011
Female genital mutilation (FGM) has become more common in the United States with increased immigration to the United States of individuals from areas where the practice is endemic. Although the root causes of FGM may be multiple, the practice is banned in the United States on all women under age ...
D'Alton Mary E - - 2010
In contrast to the generally encouraging trend regarding global maternal mortality, there has been an apparent increase in the maternal mortality ratio in the United States. Although maternal death remains a relatively rare adverse event in this country, programs to reduce maternal mortality also will result in a reduction in ...
Underwood Emma C - - 2010
Past forest management practices, fire suppression, and climate change are increasing the need to actively manage California Sierra Nevada forests for multiple environmental amenities. Here we present a relatively low-cost, repeatable method for spatially parsing the landscape to help the U.S. Forest Service manage for different forest and fuel conditions ...
Moon Karam - - 2010
Although interest in the art of dissection and vivisection has waxed and waned throughout the ages, the past century has seen it accepted as commonplace in medical schools across the country. No other practice in medicine has contributed more to the understanding of neuroanatomy and the neurosciences as dissection of ...
Deutsch Aaron B - - 2011
Objective.?To determine how United States Maternal?Fetal medicine specialists recommend delivery of a breech fetus at the threshold of viability. Methods.?U.S. Society for Maternal?Fetal Medicine (SMFM) members were surveyed about; geographic location, practice type, whether they performed deliveries, definition of threshold for viability, recommendations for delivery of a breech fetus at ...
Blokhina Yulia N - - 2011
Landscape management grass is generally harvested late, resulting in unfavorable composition for many utilization purposes. This study explores various technical concepts of biogas production and their economic viability. The Lower Oder Valley National Park is taken here as an example. This National Park in North-East Germany comprises large grassland areas ...
Fedynich Alan M - - 2010
White-winged dove (Zenaida asiatica L.) exposure to environmentally accessible lead is a management concern. Detectable concentrations of lead were found in 142 (66%) of 214 white-winged doves collected in 2002 and 2003 at two wildlife management units in South Texas. Mean +/- SD lead concentration was 0.70 +/- 1.10 microg/g ...
Devine Alicia S - - 2011
In 2004, we examined the number of endowed faculty positions (both chair and professorship) in Academic Departments of Emergency Medicine (ADEMs) in the United States (US). To survey ADEMs in the United States concerning their number of endowed faculty positions and compare the results to the 2004 study. A survey ...
O'Rourke Megan E - - 2010
To slow the resistance evolution of the European corn borer (ECB) to Cry proteins expressed in transgenic Bacillus thuringensis (Bt) corn, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has adopted an insect resistance management (IRM) plan that relies on a "high dose/refuge" strategy. However, this IRM plan does not consider ...
Zampieron Alessandra - - 2010
GOALS: This descriptive survey aims to explore strategies for the prevention and management of violence and aggression in renal units in 12 European countries. METHOD: The convenience sample consisting of dialysis, nephrological and transplantation units in European countries was used. A questionnaire, developed with the collaboration of National Associations, was ...
Bollée Guillaume - - 2010
Although several risk factors associated with complications after renal biopsy (RB) have been identified, the gold standard for RB procedures remains to be defined. Practices vary widely among nephrologists, depending on personal experience and the availability of particular techniques. The purpose of our study was to depict the main aspects ...
Danhauer Jeffrey L - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Acute otitis media (AOM) is the main reason for physician visits and antibiotic prescriptions in children. Pediatricians (Peds) are gatekeepers for services and sources of information for families. The 2004 American Academy of Pediatrics/American Academy of Family Physicians (AAP/AAFP) Clinical Practice Guideline: Diagnosis and Management of Acute Otitis Media ...
Malhotra Atul - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Haemolytic jaundice is an important entity in neonatal clinical practice. Because of the decrease in rhesus isoimmunisation since the advent of anti-D immunoglobulin and improved antenatal management strategies, its management in the neonatal period has become less intensive and exchange transfusions rarely performed. AIM: We planned to review the ...
Kumar Anand - - 2010
Hippocratic Oath was first promulgated in 400 BC. Since then it became mandatory to take this oath for any medical profesional who practices medicine. The Oath envisaged all the important guidelines required to be possessed before the medicine is practiced. Recently there had been debates over the traditional oath and ...
Hickey Valerie - - 2010
Parks are cornerstones of conservation; and non-native invasive species drive extensive changes to biological diversity in parks. Knowing this, national park staff at Lake Mead National Recreation Area in the southwestern United States had a program in place for early detection of the non-native, invasive quagga mussel (Dreissena rostriformis bugensis). ...
Tiller William A - - 2010
In previous articles by this author and his colleagues in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, it has been shown that physical reality consists of two uniquely different categories of substance, one being electric charge-based while the other appears to be magnetic charge-based. Normally, only the electric atom/molecule type ...
Vacanti Joseph - - 2010
This lecture updates pediatric surgeons on the state of the science of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.
Manek Nisha J NJ Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, 200 First St., Rochester, MN 55905, USA. - - 2010
We aimed to describe prevailing attitudes and practices of rheumatologists in the United States toward complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) treatments. We wanted to determine whether rheumatologists' perceptions of the efficacy of CAM therapies and their willingness to recommend them relate to their demographic characteristics, geographic location, or clinical practices. ...
Felt-Lisk Suzanne S Mathematica Policy Research, Washington, DC 20024, USA. - - 2010
This article presents insights into the use of electronic health records (EHRs) by small physician practices participating in a CMS pay-for-performance demonstration. Site visits to four States reveal slow movement toward improved EHR use. Factors facilitating use of EHRs include customization of EHR products and being owned by a larger ...
Telles Shirley - - 2009
Yoga techniques practiced for varying durations have been shown to reduce state anxiety. In this study, there were 300 naive-to-yoga persons of both sexes who were attending a yoga therapy center in north India for stress relief as day visitors and were not residing at the center. They were assigned ...
Al-Nammari S S - - 2009
The aim of this study was to determine whether the foundation programme for junior doctors, implemented across the United Kingdom in 2005, provides adequate training in musculoskeletal medicine. We recruited 112 doctors on completion of their foundation programme and assessed them using the Freedman and Bernstein musculoskeletal examination tool. Only ...
Loehle Craig - - 2009
Managed forests are a primary land use within the Coastal Plain of the southern United States. These forests are generally managed under standards, guidelines, or regulations to conserve ecosystem functions and services. Economic value of commercial forests provides incentives for landowners to maintain forests rather than convert them to other ...
Mettler Fred A FA - - 2009
The U.S. National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements and United Nations Scientific Committee on Effects of Atomic Radiation each conducted respective assessments of all radiation sources in the United States and worldwide. The goal of this article is to summarize and combine the results of these two publicly available ...
Seyffert N - - 2010
We conducted a seroepidemiological survey to determine the prevalence of caseous lymphadenitis (CLA) in goat herds in Minas Gerais state, Brazil. Serum samples were collected from goats (n=676) from 108 rural properties in 2001, covering most of the sub-regions of this ca. 586,500 square kilometer state. Antibodies against Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis ...
McKnight Alicia G - - 2009
OBJECTIVES: To determine which states in the United States have provisions in place for pharmacist participation in drug and disease management programs and/or collaborative practice agreements and to provide comparison and discussion regarding such provisions. A secondary endpoint was the requirements of certification, credentialing, and registration with the specific state's ...
Pal D K - - 2009
OBJECTIVES: To study the functioning of District Programme Management Units in the delivery of health services in various districts of Madhya Pradesh. METHODOLOGY: A cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted in seven districts of Madhya Pradesh selected randomly. The study subjects were Chief Medical and Health Officers, programme managers, assistant managers ...
Sabahipour Laleh - - 2009
The aim of this research project was to compare how the management of toothwear differs between specialist prosthodontists in the United Kingdom and other countries' specialist prosthodontists. A questionnaire on the management of toothwear was sent to two groups of 100 specialist prosthodontists randomly selected in the United Kingdom and ...
Kotwani A - - 2009
SETTING: States of Haryana, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Rajasthan, and Chennai (capital of Tamil Nadu State), India. OBJECTIVE: To assess the availability, price and affordability of beclomethasone and salbutamol inhalers in five Indian states using a standardised methodology. DESIGN: Data on the availability and price of two essential medicines for asthma, ...
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