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Crawford Nick S - - 2007
The American College of Chest Physicians continues to update recommendations on venous thromboembolism prophylaxis based on recent published studies. A survey of Hawai'i's orthopedic surgeons was conducted to see if prophylaxis against venous thromboembolism was in compliance with the latest (2004) recommendations and to see if practices in Hawai'i differed ...
Misch Laine J - - 2007
The objective of this survey was to describe the current state of dehorning practices by dairy producers and veterinarians in Ontario and to identify opportunities to improve on existing practices. Two hundred and seven producers and 65 veterinarians completed a survey on dehorning practices during the summer of 2004. Seventy-eight ...
Liu Lance - - 2008
BACKGROUND: To evaluate current glaucoma practices among consultant ophthalmologists in Australia and New Zealand. METHODS: A postal questionnaire of 25 questions regarding current glaucoma practices and the use of antimetabolites and steroids in trabeculectomy surgery was sent to all practising Australian and New Zealand Fellows of the Royal Australian and ...
Desai A K - - 2007
The practice of undertaking routine intimate examinations in the management of subfertile couples varies among clinicians. An anonymous self-administered mailed questionnaire survey was carried out to determine the current practices followed by clinicians and the rationale supporting their practice. In the absence of large comparative studies, this survey provides expert ...
Ole-Miaroni, J O; ;
A biopropecting field survey conducted in Maasailand revealed that, the Maasai in Loitokitok division of Kajiado district use <i>Withania app, Clausena anisata, Albizia anthelmintica</i> to control worm infestation. This is the first report on the anthelmintic activity of <i>Withania spp and Clausena anisata</i>. This report further shows that, the Maasai ...
Hartmann Katherine E - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: To describe smoking cessation interventions by prenatal care providers and to identify factors associated with best practice. METHODS: A mailed survey assessed implementation of the "5 A's" of best practice (Ask about smoking; Advise patients to quit; Assess willingness to quit; Assist with a cessation plan; and Arrange follow-up), ...
Brimhall Bradley B - - 2007
CONTEXT: Managed care has changed the nature of medical practice. The practice of pathology has also changed and is likely to undergo further modification. Additional skills in leadership and management are needed to perform optimally in the current medical marketplace. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether pathologists view business and informatics skills ...
Kirkorian A Yasmine - - 2007
BACKGROUND: The perioperative management of anticoagulation and antiplatelet therapy is a controversial topic in the field of dermatologic surgery. Dermasurgeons must weigh the risk of bleeding against the risk of thrombotic complications when deciding how to manage perioperative anticoagulation. OBJECTIVE: Our aim is to present a summary of current practice ...
Weeks William B - - 2007
Careful examination of the relationship between dermatologists' gender and their incomes has not been conducted. We sought to determine the association between gender and the net annual incomes of dermatologists after controlling for physician work effort, provider characteristics, and practice characteristics. We conducted a retrospective analysis of survey data collected ...
Taddio Anna - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Immunization pain is a global public health issue. Despite an abundance of data that demonstrate the efficacy of local anesthetics for decreasing immunization pain, their adoption in practice has not been determined. Our objective was to evaluate analgesic use during childhood immunization. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We used a cluster-sampling ...
Gordon Sharon M - - 2007
Fear of dentistry is a pervasive and persistent phenomenon that contributes to avoidance of dental care and results in a substantial public health problem. While the use of incremental enteral sedation has increased, there is a paucity of published evidence to evaluate its safety. This study sought to assess the ...
Rudy Sarah J - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Systems failures and ineffective teamwork can lead to serious errors in practice. Crisis Resource Management (CRM) teaches leadership, effective communication skills, and improved team performance. The impact of CRM taught in a simulation laboratory was evaluated. METHODS: A mail survey was used to examine perceived benefits and application of ...
Guilmette Thomas J - - 2007
PRIMARY OBJECTIVE: To determine high school football coaches' understanding, management and sources of information of concussion at schools without a certified athletic trainer (ATC) or without one at practice. RESEARCH DESIGN: Anonymous survey of head football coaches at New England high schools. METHODS AND PROCEDURES: Surveys were mailed to 254 ...
Baranowski Tom - - 2008
Home fruit, 100% juice, and vegetables (FJV) availability is related to increased FJV consumption by children. While FJV must be purchased for use in the home, no scales have been reported on home FJV pantry management practices. A scale for home FJV pantry management practices was generated from focus group ...
Nepal Sanjay K - - 2007
Two backcountry trails located within the Mount Robson Provincial Park boundaries in British Columbia, Canada, are compared for the type of ecological characteristics and the influence of topographical use level and management on trail degradation. Data on five trail impact variables were collected at 68 fixed line transects, and information ...
Vitale Mark A - - 2007
BACKGROUND: All-arthroscopic rotator cuff repair is becoming more commonly performed with recent improvements in implants, instrumentation, and techniques. This study evaluated the influence of different training resources for surgeons performing this procedure. METHODS: A twenty-eight-item survey was created to evaluate the methods by which orthopaedic surgeons are trained in the ...
Davidson Silas A - - 2007
The ability to manage insect pests in a site-specific manner is hindered by the costs and time required to describe pest densities and distributions. The purpose of this study was to determine whether insect pest distributions are related to site-specific management zones (SSMZs). Site-specific management zones, as described in this ...
Lewis Rebecca S - - 2007
PURPOSE: To provide an extensive and detailed portrait of radiation oncologists, their professional activities, and the practices in which they work. METHODS AND MATERIALS: We analyzed non-individually identified data from the American College of Radiology's 2003 Survey of Radiation Oncologists, a stratified random sample survey that guaranteed respondents' confidentiality and ...
Kotwani Anita - - 2007
The price and availability of medicines are key components in determining access to effective treatment. Data on prices and availability of common medicines in public and private sector in different States of India are scarce. Hence, surveys were undertaken in different States of India to evaluate these metrics. During October ...
Strickland Pamela A Ohman - - 2007
Levels of turbulence and uncertainty in family medicine practices participating in the ULTRA study are measured via a survey from heterogeneous viewpoints within each practice, including clinicians, nursing staff and office staff. In order to examine the effect of the average practice 'chaos' score on screening provided to patients, the ...
Mishra Devendra - - 2007
An informal verbal survey was conducted amongst doctor colleagues to determine the prevalence of domestic child labor in this important part of the middle class, which is expected to mirror the society's social mores. Eighty-three doctors were surveyed of which 72 employed domestic servants and 61.1% of these employed children ...
Kantarjian Hagop M - - 2007
BACKGROUND: The success of imatinib therapy for chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) has brought new challenges; these include optimizing disease monitoring, imatinib resistance, and use of novel, more potent tyrosine kinase inhibitors. Thus, there is a need to establish new best practices for CML management in the post-imatinib era. METHODS: An ...
Wigton Robert S - - 2007
BACKGROUND: A survey of general internist members of the American College of Physicians (ACP) in 1986 found that they did a large number and variety of procedures in their practices. Since then, changes in the practice of medicine, regulatory requirements, and availability of subspecialists may have affected the number and ...
Witbreuk Melinda - - 2007
A questionnaire was sent to all members of the British Society for Children's Orthopaedic Surgery and the Werkgroep Kinder Orthopaedie to identify points of agreement/disagreement on the management of the acute unstable slip of the upper femoral epiphysis and to compare these European results with those from a similar North ...
Fagnan Lyle J - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: To present the survey methods and instruments used to characterize a geographically and professionally diverse rural practice-based research network (PBRN). METHODS: A cross-sectional study of Oregon PBRN (ORPRN) member practices and clinicians using a 3-part survey including a survey of the practices, of clinician members, and an anonymous survey ...
East I J - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: To determine the level of adoption within the Australian poultry industries of a range of standard biosecurity practices. DESIGN: A questionnaire survey of owners and managers of 1753 commercial poultry farms. Procedure Information was collected by telephone or in person from the owners and managers of poultry farms. Data ...
Holtzman Denise - - 2007
The purpose of this pilot study is to determine the quality of nutritional counseling that the chiropractic patient receives, for what conditions, and the need to establish easy-to-use protocols for nutritional counseling. Chiropractors practicing in the state of New York were surveyed and were asked if they valued the use ...
Ebbert Todd L - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of our study is to describe in detail the use of teleradiology in 2003 and to report on changes since 1999 in this rapidly evolving field. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We analyze non-individually identified data from the American College of Radiology's 2003 Survey of Radiologists, a stratified random ...
Johnson S T - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Dietitians are in an opportunistic position to promote healthy eating and active living. The purpose of this study was to determine counselling strategies of dietitians 1 year after attending a workshop designed to strengthen dietitians' self-efficacy for promoting physical activity (PA) as an adjunct to regular nutrition practice. METHODS: ...
Johansson, SG; East Usambara ...
Geographically referenced biodiversity information is important for conservation management and zoning. Biodiversity surveys were initiated in the East Usambara Mountains in 1995 to provide baseline information on the biological values of the forests for management planning and monitoring, and to train field staff in the use of biological inventory techniques. ...
Hanna Steven E - - 2007
We investigated measurement practices in pediatric rehabilitation. We conducted a survey of 63 physical, 72 occupational, and 74 speech-language therapists working in one of 16 children's rehabilitation programs in Ontario, Canada. Therapists were surveyed about their measurement practices, and their confidence, beliefs, and attitudes about measurement. Results showed that standardized ...
Helm Corey - - 2007
The clinical operations and programs division at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center undertook an initiative, as part of a new performance management system, to determine the effectiveness in aligning individual performance goals to institutional goals and linking performance to rewards (i.e., distinguishing high performers from low ...
Caraviello D Z - - 2006
A survey regarding general management, sire selection, reproductive management, inseminator training and technique, heat abatement, body condition scoring, facility design and grouping, nutrition, employee training and management, and animal health and bio-security was carried out from March to September of 2004 in 153 herds in the Alta Genetics (Watertown, WI) ...
Hawkins Joellen W - - 2006
PURPOSE: This project evolved from a partnership between an advanced practice nurse (APN) graduate program and a care management insurer. The purpose of this Delphi survey was to identify (a) role components germane to the practice of APNs in managed care and (b) topics reflecting these components in the curriculum. ...
Gibson, K. E. (Kenneth ...
This report contains an overview of the present mountain pine beetle infestation in lodgepole pine stands on Federal, State, and private lands on the Plains Ranger District. Particular emphasis is placed on the potential for beetle mortality in the Thompson River drainage where recent ground surveys show more than 21 ...
Saleh M M - - 2007
An anonymous questionnaire was sent to the lead consultant obstetricians and the midwives in charge of the antenatal clinics of all maternity units in UK to determine their current views on the diagnosis and management of obstetric cholestasis (OC). The response rate was 60%. Management policies were broadly similar and ...
Kann Brian R - - 2006
PURPOSE: The role of colonoscopy in the prevention of colorectal cancer has been accepted, not only by the medical community but by the federal government as well. This study sought to document the current role of colonoscopy in the practices of colorectal surgeons. METHODS: A survey was mailed to members ...
Myint P K - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Recent cultural changes place doctors under increasing pressure to work with their patients to reach decisions about end-of-life care. AIM: To survey the experience, practice and opinions of specialist registrars (SPRs) in geriatric medicine regarding 'do not attempt resuscitation' (DNAR) decisions. DESIGN: Postal questionnaire survey. METHODS: A questionnaire was ...
Falade C O - - 2006
Using a structured questionnaire, surveys were conducted in 55 of 123 primary and secondary healthcare facilities in 4 selected local government areas in Southwestern Nigeria. Heads of healthcare facilities (HCFs) surveyed include nurses (41.8%), medical officers (21.8%) and community extension workers (21.8%). Twenty five (45.5%) HCFs run special clinics for ...
Bauer John S - - 2006
OBJECTIVES: Physician productivity, practice expense, resource allocation, facilities, staff, and malpractice are variables in medical practice profitability. The ongoing challenge of collecting reliable and consistent data created an opportunity in 2001 for the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) Practice Administration Network (PAN) to develop a practice-based survey that measured ...
Chong Mark - - 2006
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this work was to survey how acute traumatic first-time anterior shoulder dislocation (AFSD) is managed among trauma clinicians in UK using a postal questionnaire. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 150 questionnaires were sent out to active consultant members of the British Trauma Society in the ...
Richters Juliet - - 2006
In order to examine factors associated with orgasm in heterosexual encounters, we analyzed data from the Australian Study of Health and Relationships, a national telephone survey of sexual behavior and attitudes and sexual health knowledge carried out in 2001-2002 with a representative sample of 19,307 Australians aged 16 to 59. ...
Bisdorff Betty - - 2006
The prevalence of blowfly strike in rabbits in southwest England and Wales was investigated using a retrospective postal survey of small animal and mixed veterinary practices. Questionnaires were sent to 474 practices; 219 were returned completed, giving a response rate of 46.2%. The prevalence of blowfly strike was estimated as ...
Wolf Bruce L - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Current Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines mandate the use of safety needles when allergy injections are given. Safety needles for intradermal testing remain optional. Whether safety needles reduce the number of accidental needle sticks (ANSs) in the outpatient setting has yet to be proven. OBJECTIVE: To determine ...
Prosch Helmut - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: The objective of our study was to survey recommendations for the management of small pulmonary nodules found on helical CT from radiologists, pulmonologists, and thoracic surgeons. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We surveyed 774 radiologists, 623 pulmonologists, and 101 thoracic surgeons. All are members of an associated Austrian scientific society and ...
Alibhai Shabbir M H - - 2006
OBJECTIVES: To determine the current practice of clinicians in the diagnosis and management of osteoporosis among men taking androgen deprivation therapy (ADT), because ADT leads to decreased bone mineral density (BMD) and fractures. METHODS: We sent out a survey to Canadian urologists and radiation oncologists. The survey included questions about ...
Coulson C - - 2006
OBJECTIVES: To determine how nasal injuries are managed by accident and emergency (A&E) consultants and produce a management protocol if the survey indicated a need. METHOD: A postal survey of UK A&E consultants. RESULTS: The response rate was 59%. A great deal of variation was found between departments and clinicians ...
Gaskin Brent J - - 2006
BACKGROUND: To describe self-reported patterns of care for glaucoma of ophthalmologists in Australia and New Zealand and summarize current practice styles and patterns associated with glaucoma management. METHODS: A questionnaire of glaucoma management practices was mailed to all ophthalmologists registered with the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists ...
Alawattegama A B - - 2006
A questionnaire was circulated to all lead genitourinary (GU) medicine physicians in the UK in November 2003 to obtain data on access, waiting times and triaging. Of the 143 responders, 92.3% departments had limited access to some or all GU medicine clinics. Where access was limited, 5.3% had no identifiable ...
Ganesan Karthik - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: Guidelines have been published recently on when an electroencephalogram (EEG) should be undertaken and the expected waiting time for a routine EEG, but have not included recommendations on how an EEG should be undertaken or who should undertake and report EEGs. The purpose of this survey was to obtain ...
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