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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 ...
Resneck Jack S JS - - 2006
BACKGROUND: There is a perception among many academic dermatologists that departments of dermatology face severe challenges with recruitment and retention of faculty. In an era when evidence points to a shortage of dermatologists and residency graduates have plentiful private practice offers in almost every geographic area, some fear that academic ...
Caldwell Karen L - - 2006
Respondents to a mail survey of a random sample (N = 424) of Clinical Members of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy provided information about their contexts of practice, use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), and relationships with CAM providers. Consistent with both national trends and the ...
Lau Francis - - 2006
This paper describes the results of a Web survey on the use of personal digital assistants (PDAs) by physicians across Canada involved with the delivery of palliative medicine in different settings. Seventy-two physicians responded to the survey from April to July 2005. The survey revealed 58.3% of respondents currently use ...
Cergnul John J - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: To provide comparative data and analysis with respect to accounts receivable management performance criteria. METHODS: Data from 3 sources were analyzed: the Radiology Business Management Association's (RBMA) 2003 Accounts Receivable Performance Survey; the RBMA's 2003 Accounts Receivable Survey; and Hogan and Sunshine's 2004 Radiology article "Financial Ratios in Diagnostic ...
Stockwell David C - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Intensivists manage a diverse team of health care professionals. For decades, business literature has recognized the value of leadership and management skills, yet this is relatively unexplored in critical care. OBJECTIVE: Investigate the status of intensivists' preparation for the clinical leadership and management roles that they will assume after ...
Cenic Aleksa - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: To survey neurosurgical practices in the treatment of chronic and subacute subdural hematoma in the Canadian adult population. METHODS: We developed and administered a questionnaire to Canadian Neurosurgeons with questions relating to the management of chronic and subacute subdural hematoma. Our sampling frame included all neurosurgery members of the ...
Norwitz Errol R - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of structured didactic lectures by leaders in the field of Maternal-Fetal Medicine on reported clinical decision-making. METHODS: An interactive survey of obstetric management was performed as part of a postgraduate course at the 2004 Annual Meeting of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine. Seven controversial topics ...
Kemper Kathi J - - 2005
CONTEXT: Many medical schools offer electives on complementary medicine, but little is known about the characteristics of students who sign up for such electives compared with those who do not. OBJECTIVE: Compare enrollees to nonenrollees in an elective course on therapeutic touch and healing touch (TTHT). DESIGN: Cross-sectional survey. SETTING: ...
Izquierdo Rolando R - - 2005
To survey leaders in sports medicine who perform anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstructions to determine the preferred management when ACL graft contamination occurs. Survey study of expert opinions and experiences on the management of ACL graft contamination. We mailed 337 surveys to directors of academic sports medicine programs and graduates ...
Fanta, E.
CCAMLR is a Convention for the conservation of living marine resources in the Antarctic that manages fisheries taking into account the marine ecosystem. Targets for fishery are krill, toothfish, icefish, squids and crabs. For that purpose, the Commission meets annually and decides upon Conservation measures. It receives scientific advice from ...
Hobson Jonathan C - - 2005
Ear injuries caused by cotton buds are commonly seen in ear, nose and throat (ENT) practice. We asked 1000 patients attending an ENT referral clinic whether they used cotton buds to clean the ear canal. Of the 325 who responded, 171 said they did. The frequency of use was no ...
Griffiths J R - - 2005
BACKGROUND: The safe insertion of a chest drain is a skill doctors across specialties require. Incorrect placement can lead to significant morbidity and even mortality. METHODS: This audit surveyed junior doctors working in a teaching hospital about their specialty and level of experience with intercostal drains. They were then asked ...
Stein Robert - - 2005
Congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) due to 21-hydroxylase deficiency is one of the most common autosomal recessive disorders. Many issues in the management of CAH in children still remain unresolved. To assess how children with CAH are treated in Canada. Fifty-nine paediatric endocrinologists and postgraduate trainees from across Canada took part ...
Halum Stacey L - - 2005
OBJECTIVES: Diagnostic and management strategies for adult unilateral vocal fold immobility (UVFI) vary among otolaryngologists. The aim of this study was to determine the current attitudes and practices regarding laryngeal electromyography (LEMG) for the management of adult UVFI within a cohort of subspecialty laryngologists. METHODS: A 19-item instrument focused on ...
West R - - 2005
CONTEXT: Increasing the use of effective smoking cessation aids could in principle have a substantial public health impact. The UK government has undertaken several major policy initiatives to try to increase usage of smoking cessation medicines. It is important to evaluate what effect, if any, these have had to inform ...
Faris Richard J - - 2005
PURPOSE: U.S. and Canadian health-system pharmacists' perceptions of the importance of managerial skills and self-ratings of skills were studied. METHODS: A questionnaire asking recipients to rate the importance of 61 pharmacy management skills and to rate their own skill levels was prepared. The instrument was mailed in 2000 to pharmacy ...
Popkess-Vawter Sue - - 2005
This descriptive, feasibility study was designed to determine how weight management patients defined spirituality and its connection with weight management. Relationships among spirituality assessment, spiritual well-being, self-esteem, and quality of life were explored. This study arose from clinical observations of possible relationships among patients' weight management failures, negative beliefs about ...
Saver Cynthia - - 2005
Current data from perioperative practice areas can help determine appropriate ratios for the skill mix of employees in perioperative settings. For this survey, managers were asked to report staffing ratios and other facility information to identify current trends. A ratio of two RNs to one surgical technologist was most commonly ...
Nolan Alexis - - 2005
As the practice-based commissioning revolution gets underway this month, our survey of primary care trusts and practices finds that two-thirds of PCT chief executives feel practices are not yet ready to deal with the new system. Meanwhile, half of practices are intending to manage commissioning budgets this year, with 98 ...
Razdan Sanjay - - 2005
PURPOSE: To determine the current practice patterns in the management of upper-tract transitional-cell carcinoma (TCC) among a large group of urologists. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A survey was sent to 220 practicing members of the Society of Urologic Oncology (SUO) and the Endourological Society (ES) and members of the American Urological ...
Burke Carol A - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Despite an unprecedented demand for gastroenterology services, the number of gastroenterology trainees has decreased over 50% since 1993. Women comprise nearly 50% of the U.S. medical school student population; yet only occupy 16% of gastroenterology fellowship positions. In order to recruit the best candidates to gastroenterology we must be ...
Wu Jennifer M - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: To compare the attitudes of urogynecology and maternal-fetal medicine specialists in the United States regarding elective primary cesarean delivery. METHODS: A Web-based questionnaire was sent by e-mail to members of the American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS) and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) who reside in the United States. The ...
Bilginsoy C - - 2005
This study surveyed PKU patients and their primary caretakers to assess their current management practices, the barriers to effective management, and the potential utility of a home monitor in managing PKU. A survey instrument was mailed to caretakers of all 50 patients with PKU in Utah between the ages of ...
Bastian R K - - 2005
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) announced the availability of three new documents concerning radioactive materials in sewage sludge and ash from publicly owned treatment works (POTW). One of the documents is a report presenting the results of a volunteer survey of sewage sludge and ash samples provided by 313 POTWs. ...
Peterson Elizabeth Walker - - 2005
SUMMARY The scholarship of practice stresses that knowledge should arise out of a dialogue and collaboration between scholars and practitioners. Bringing evidence back to practice completes the scholarship of practice cycle. This article describes a strategic approach to the process of knowledge dissemination and utilization and how that approach was ...
Barr S I - - 2004
OBJECTIVE: To provide insight into Canadian dietitians' attitudes and practices regarding obesity and weight management. DESIGN: Cross-sectional mail survey of a stratified random sample of members of Canadian dietetic associations. SUBJECTS: A total of 514 dietitians (74% of those surveyed), 350 (69%) of whom actively counselled overweight/obese clients. MEASUREMENTS: Participants ...
Garcia David A - - 2004
BACKGROUND: Patients with mechanical heart valves (MHV) require temporary interruption of warfarin when undergoing invasive procedures. Current guidelines addressing this subject are discordant because there is no high quality evidence to support any single management strategy. We tested the hypothesis that there is significant practice variation amongst clinicians caring for ...
Adetunji Babatunde - - 2004
Is there any evidence that lofexidine is as effective as and better tolerated than clonidine for opiate detoxification? Could lofexidine be safely combined with other agents in the management of withdrawal? The purpose of this review is to seek answers to these postulates by using evidence-based testimony.
Patole S - - 2004
Postnatal growth restriction has been recently identified as a serious problem in preterm, especially extremely low birth weight neonates who are also at the highest risk for necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC). The fear of NEC and the difficulties in interpreting the signs of feed intolerance continue to be responsible for the ...
Hammond Charles B - - 2004
The report on the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) survey presents intriguing information regarding the diverse membership of the ASRM and the practices they provide, as well as the opinions that they hold regarding reproductive medicine. It is important for the ASRM to remain in vigorous contact with its ...
Parsons R L - - 2004
Discriminant analysis was used to identify farms using confinement and grazing-production systems from mail survey data of 2074 dairy farmers in Pennsylvania, Vermont, Virginia, and North Carolina. Survey respondents included 45.1% of the farms using confinement management; 13.5% of farms practicing intensive grazing, defined as moving cows to new pasture ...
Novais M H - - 2004
An ethnobotanical survey was carried out in Arrabida Natural Park, a Portuguese Protected Area in the Southwest of the Iberian Peninsula, with an area of 10,820 ha. Working with 72 local people, data on medicinal uses of 156 taxa, belonging to 56 botanical families, were obtained and presented, of which ...
Wiley C C - - 2004
OBJECTIVE: To assess pediatricians' knowledge and views about postpartum depression (PPD). METHOD: Self-administered survey of a nationwide random sample of general pediatricians. RESULTS: Of 1200 eligible pediatricians sampled, 389 responded (32%). Half of pediatricians (49%) reported little or no education about PPD. Many respondents (51%) underestimated the overall incidence of ...
Roth Stephen F - - 2004
The goal of this project was to describe the relationship between overall occupational stress (OS), categories of stressors, overall job satisfaction (JS), and facets of JS in orthodontics. Canadian orthodontists were mailed an anonymous, self-administered survey. The response rate was 51.2% (335 of 654). The survey included a list of ...
Friedman Paul M - - 2004
BACKGROUND: Increases in complications resulting from the nonphysician practice of dermatologic procedures have been reported nationally. This investigation was initiated owing to growing concern regarding the nonphysician practice of medicine in Texas. OBJECTIVE: The objective was to survey dermatologists in Texas to determine the number of patients seeking corrective treatment ...
Maguiness Sheilagh - - 2004
OBJECTIVE: To survey Canadian dermatologists for specialty-specific physician resource information including demographics, workload and future career plans. BACKGROUND AND METHODS: In 2001, the Canadian Dermatology Association (CDA) surveyed 555 dermatologists in Canada to gain specialty-specific physician resource information. Three hundred and seventy-one dermatologists (69%) provided information about themselves, their workloads ...
Zimmerman Melanie - - 2004
Little information exists on the state of infection control (IC) practices in ambulatory sites. In preparation for a JCAHO survey, 62 ambulatory sites were visited to monitor and improve IC practices. A dedicated IC practitioner was instrumental in improving practices at ambulatory sites and in successfully completing a JCAHO survey.
Tzifa K T - - 2004
We present the results of a nation-wide survey in the management of reactionary haemorrhage following adenoidectomy, in the absence of specific national guidelines for this complication in the UK. We have reported the practice of the consultant members of the BAO-HNS through a confidential postal questionnaire with regard to their ...
Arita Masanori - - 2004
Metabolomics, a comprehensive extension of traditional targeted metabolite analysis, has recently attracted much attention as the biological jigsaw puzzle's missing piece that can complement transcriptome and proteome analysis. This tutorial survey introduces practical web resources with special emphasis on the computational aspects involved in processing and navigating metabolome data. The ...
Pikoulis Emmanouil A - - 2004
This article surveys in an interdisciplinary fashion the evolution of ancient Greek medicine and traumatology in particular. In sounding out the key methods and themes of Greek medicine, we cite a range of medical treatises and correlate them to the rich evidence of ancient Greek art (iconography), which often is ...
Ramsden A R - - 2004
BACKGROUND: Our aim was to review UK practice in the management of radical retropubic prostatectomy and identify opportunities to reduce LOS to American levels. METHODS: A survey was conducted of BAUS members regarding LOS and postoperative management. RESULTS: Out of 551 surveys 126 were returned. Mean LOS in the UK ...
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