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Drozdovitch Vladimir V *Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, NIH, DHHS, 9609 Medical Center Drive, Bethesda MD 20892; †Radiology and Radiological Sciences, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37232; ‡Radiology and Nuclear Medicine Service, New Mexico VA Health Care System, 1501 San Pedro Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108; §National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements, Bethesda, MD; **Retired; ††New York Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical Center, Starr 2-21, Nuclear Med Department, 525 East 68th Street, New York, NY 10065; ‡‡Nuclear Medicine and Radiation Service, Department of Veterans Affairs Health System, 2215 Fuller Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48105; §§Department of Veterans Affairs Health System, Palo Alto, CA; ***National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Biomedical Engineering, NIH, DHHS, 6707 Democracy Blvd, Bethesda, MD 20892; †††Johns Hopkins University Medical Center, Baltimore, MD 21287 (deceased); ‡‡‡Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences, NIH Clinical Center, 10 Center Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892; §§§Departments of Nuclear Medicine, Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, Department of Veterans Affairs, 1310 24th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37212; ****Institute of Radiation Protection and Dosimetry, Av Salvador Allende S/N, Recreio dos Bandeirantes, Rio de Janeiro, RJ 22780-160 - - 2014
Data on occupational radiation exposure from nuclear medicine procedures for the time period of the 1950s through the 1970s is important for retrospective health risk studies of medical personnel who conducted those activities. However, limited information is available on occupational exposure received by physicians and technologists who performed nuclear medicine ...
Andreozzi G M GM - - - 2014
This paper is the review of the Consensus Document on Intermittent Claudication of the Central European Vascular Forum (CEVF), published in 2008, and and shared with the North Africa and Middle East Chapter of International Union of Angiology and the Mediterranean League of Angiology and Vascular Surgery. The Document presents ...
Chong Y K YK Hospital Authority Toxicology Reference Laboratory, Princess Margaret Hospital, Laichikok, Hong - - 2014
Traditional Chinese medicine is commonly used locally, not only for disease treatment but also for improving health. Many people prepare soups containing herbs or herbal decoctions according to recipes and general herbal formulae commonly available in books, magazines, and newspapers without consulting Chinese medicine practitioners. However, such practice can be ...
Sawynok Jana J 1 Department of Pharmacology, Dalhousie University , Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada - - 2014
Abstract Objectives: A randomized controlled trial (RCT) and an extension trial of qigong (Chaoyi Fanhuan qigong [CFQ]) in patients with fibromyalgia were recently completed. In the present study, a qualitative analysis of comments from the RCT was undertaken using motivation and amount of practice to determine whether initial experiences provided ...
Reed Maureen G MG School of Environment and Sustainability, 117 Science Place, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK Canada S7N 5C8. Electronic address: - - 2014
Deliberation, dialogue and systematic learning are now considered attributes of good practice for organizations seeking to advance sustainability. Yet we do not know whether organizations that span spatial scales and governance responsibilities can establish effective communities of practice to facilitate learning and action. The purpose of this paper is to ...
Abou Elnour Amr A Greater Green Triangle University Department of Rural Health, Flinders and Deakin Universities, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia. - - 2014
Objectives: To explore Australian General Practice Accreditation Limited (AGPAL) surveyors' perceptions of the impact of accreditation on patient safety and to elicit suggestions for improving patient safety in Australian general practices. Design, setting and participants: We conducted semi-structured telephone interviews with a purposive national sample of 10 AGPAL surveyors from ...
Emmerich Joseph J ANSM Agence Nationale de Sécurité du Médicament et des Produits de Santé, Saint Denis, - - 2014
After a patient sued in December 2012 the German pharmaceutical company Bayer and the French medicine agency ANSM (Agence Nationale de Sécurité du Médicament et des Produits de Santé), after she had a stroke while taking a third generation combined oral contraceptive (COC), a large media crisis took place in ...
Li Guang-Shuai GS Department of Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery, The First Affiliated Hospital, Zhengzhou University, 1 Jianshe East Road, Zhengzhou, 450052, People's Republic of China, - - 2014
Guided by the medical ethics principles of "four principles plus scope," Chinese aesthetic medical practitioners have proposed some extremely valuable ethical principles combined with the construction of aesthetic medicine and the requirements of clinical practice such as the principle of general nonmaleficence, the principle of local minimal invasiveness, the principle ...
Gu Binxian B State Key Laboratory of Pollution Control and Resource Reuse, School of the Environment, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210023, - - 2014
A four-stage systematic tracking survey of 240 households was conducted from the summer of 2011 to the spring of 2012 in a Chinese city of Suzhou to determine the characteristics of household hazardous waste (HHW) generated by the city. Factor analysis and a regression model were used to study the ...
Dagrosa Lawrence M LM Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Urology , One Medical Center Dr. , Lebanon, New Hampshire, United States , 03756 ; - - 2014
Background The traditional endourology fellowship model encompasses advanced training in minimally invasive surgery (MIS) for both benign disease/kidney stones and oncology. However, we have anecdotally observed that many former endourology fellows subspecialize within their practices. Recently the Endourology Society-accredited fellowship paradigm has been modified to allow for emphasis on benign ...
Harris Mark F MF Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia. - - 2014
General practice has experienced change over the past century driven by a variety of influences, the most important of which have been changes in the health needs of the population, the organisation of the workforce, and medicine itself. Over this time, general practice has developed as a profession through education ...
Gwaza Luther L 1] Utrecht Institute for Pharmaceutical Sciences (UIPS), Utrecht, The Netherlands [2] Medicines Control Authority of Zimbabwe, Harare, - - 2014
Approval of generic medicines is based on bioequivalence with the innovator product, but it is not unusual for generics to be interchanged between each other. This study investigated the differences in bioavailability between WHO-prequalified anti-tuberculosis generics by means of indirect comparisons to ensure interchangeability between these diverse generics. Data on ...
Cowling Thomas E TE Department of Primary Care and Public Health, Imperial College London, - - 2014
The annual number of unplanned attendances at accident and emergency (A&E) departments in England increased by 11% (2.2 million attendances) between 2008-2009 and 2012-2013. A national review of urgent and emergency care has emphasised the role of access to primary care services in preventing A&E attendances. To estimate the number ...
Prepageran Narayanan N Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery, University Malaya Faculty of Medicine, Kuala Lumpur 50603, - - 2014
Allergic rhinitis and rhinosinusitis, common and debilitating conditions, should be managed in accordance with guideline recommendations. Guideline adherence shows regional differences. As of now, there is little data from Asia and none from Malaysia on the current treatment practices and unmet needs in the management of these conditions. The objective ...
McElligott James T JT Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA - - 2014
Background. Current data are limited on compliance with guidelines for the treatment of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Methods. A survey assessing compliance with ADHD guidelines for diagnosis and management was distributed to pediatricians in a practice research network. Comparisons were made by practitioner characteristics. Results. In all, 42/76 surveys were ...
Rathe Jette J Research Unit of General Practice, Institute of Public Health, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, - - 2014
This study aims to investigate the possible association between patients' concerns about their medicine and generic switch. Cross-sectional survey was carried out comprising responses from 2217 randomly selected persons aged 20 years or older and living in the Region of Southern Denmark, who had redeemed generically substitutable drugs in September 2008. ...
Upadhya Vinayak - - 2014
Traditional medicine in India can be classified into codified (Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha, Homeopathy) and non-codified (folk medicine) systems. Both the systems contributing equally to the primary healthcare in India. The present study is aimed to understand the current scenario of medicinal practices of non-codified system of traditional medicine in Belgaum ...
Babar Z U D ZU School of Pharmacy, University of Auckland, New Zealand. Electronic address: - - 2014
The objective of this paper was to undertake a narrative review of the literature regarding strategies and interventions promoting the acceptance and uptake of generic medicines. A literature search was performed between November 2011 and January 2012 to identify published full text original research articles documenting interventions to promote the ...
Mandavia R R Academic Surgery,Northwest Thames Foundation - - 2014
Background: Ear cartilage piercing is increasingly popular and has a significant complication rate. Contrary to popular belief, there are no minimum qualifications required to practice ear piercing. This study evaluated ear cartilage piercing practices in London, UK. Method: Practitioners at 25 piercing parlours completed a telephone questionnaire assessing piercing practice. ...
Dielissen Patrick P Department of Primary and Community Care, Radboud University Medical Centre, PO Box 9101, 6500 HB, Nijmegen, the Netherlands, - - 2014
The purpose of this study is to compare the change in general practitioner (GP) trainees' gender awareness following a modular gender medicine programme or a mainstream gender medicine programme. In 2007, a prospective study was conducted in three cohorts of in total 207 GP trainees who entered GP training in ...
Jarvis Aron A 1School of Psychological Sciences,Centre for Health Psychology,University of - - 2014
Aim To investigate GPs' beliefs about complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) and its role in clinical practice. Despite the prevalence of CAM in the United Kingdom, little is known about GPs beliefs regarding these alternative approaches to patient management and how they view it in relation to their clinical conduct ...
Dunne Suzanne S SS Centre for Interventions in Infection, Inflammation and Immunity (4i), Graduate Entry Medical School, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland. - - 2014
To benefit from cost-savings associated with generic medicine use; in June 2013, Ireland introduced generic substitution and reference pricing. The attitudes and behaviours of health care professionals may influence successful implementation of such changes. To assess perceptions of GPs in Ireland regarding generic medicines in the time leading up to ...
Garth Belinda B PhD, BHSc(Hons), is a qualitative researcher, Department of General Practice, University of Melbourne and Honorary Fellow, Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, University of Melbourne, - - 2014
The importance of quality and safety in repeat prescribing is well documented, but few studies have examined how practices manage urgent requests for repeat prescriptions and why patients require them urgently. 

 Twenty practice staff (receptionists, practice managers, general practitioners, practice nurse) from 10 general practices participated in semi-structured interviews, ...
Natto Zuhair S ZS Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, One Kneeland Street, Boston, MA-02111, Fax: 617-636-0911 ; e-mail: - - 2014
Objective: To characterize the methods and practices used in root canal treatment in Saudi Arabia. Method: A questionnaire was developed and distributed in 2010-2011 to a simple random sample of 205 dental practitioners and distributed among private and governmental sectors in 8 different Saudi Arabian cities. The questions were designed ...
Winters Jeffrey L JL Division of Transfusion Medicine, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, - - 2014
The 6th Guidelines on the use of therapeutic apheresis in clinical practice published by the American Society of Apheresis provide practical, concise, and evidence based guidance for the apheresis medicine practitioner. The overall format of the Guidelines has remained unchanged with the 6th edition, compared to the 5th edition, with ...
Mehra Anu A Great Lever Health Centre, Bolton, UK; Lever Chambers Centre for Health, Bolton, - - 2014
Menopause is accompanied by a plethora of symptoms. The 10 minute general practitioner consultation is ineffective in addressing all these symptoms. My experience of offering a 1 hour assessment and management has very positive and encouraging results. Should this be made available in general practice and will it prove more ...
Demou Evangelia - - 2014
The use of the biopsychosocial model of health and case management for effective vocational rehabilitation (VR) has been confirmed for many health conditions. While Case and Condition Managers (CCMPs) use this approach in their everyday work, little is known about their views on training needs. A review of the training ...
Givati Assaf A University of Portsmouth, - - 2014
Complementary and alternative medicine practitioners have often utilised 'holism' as a key identification mark of their practice, distancing themselves from 'the reductionist biomedicine'. However, the past couple of decades have witnessed increased engagement of several complementary and alternative medicines in professionalisation, which includes a degree of biomedical alignment while 'reducing' ...
Manns Patricia J PJ P.J. Manns, PT, PhD, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Alberta, 2-50 Corbett Hall, Edmonton, Alberta, T6G 2G4 - - 2014
BackgroundCurricula changes in physical therapy programs in Canada emphasize evidence based practice skills including literature retrieval and evaluation. Do graduates use these skills in practice?ObjectivesThe aim of this study was to evaluate the use of research information in the clinical decision making of therapists with different years of experience and ...
Eaton Charles C Jupiter, Fla. From The Hand - - 2014
After studying this article, the participant should be able to: 1. Describe features and clinical importance of Dupuytren diathesis. 2. Explain the difference between the new definition of recurrence used in collagenase studies compared with prior definitions of recurrence. 3. Compare and list the main advantage/main disadvantage of fasciectomy versus ...
Hamrosi Kim K - - 2014
Written medicine information can play an important role in educating consumers about their medicines. In Australia, standardised, comprehensive written information known as Consumer Medicine Information (CMI) is available for all prescription medicines. CMI is reportedly under-utilised by general practitioners (GPs) and community pharmacists in consultations, despite consumer desire for medicine ...
Bell A Colin AC School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Newcastle, New South - - 2014
Objective: To describe the impact of a training and support intervention to encourage completion of the Healthy Kids Check (HKC) by general practitioners (GP) or practice nurses (PN) and provision of brief advice on diet and physical activity. Methods: The intervention (June 2008 to July 2010) was delivered by Divisions ...
Norman Richard R Centre for Health Economics Research and Evaluation, University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia. - - 2014
To explore factors associated with general practitioners' desire to work less and their success in making that change. Waves 3 and 4 (conducted in 2010 and 2011) of a national longitudinal survey of Australian doctors in clinical practice (Medicine in Australia: Balancing Employment and Life). Of the broader group of medical practitioners in ...
Ingram Michael T MT Jr Section of General Thoracic Surgery, University of California Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, - - 2014
We hypothesized that academic adult cardiac surgeons (CSs) and general thoracic surgeons (GTSs) would have distinct practice patterns of, not just case-mix, but also time devoted to outpatient care, involvement in critical care, and work relative value unit (wRVU) generation for the procedures they perform. We queried the University Health ...
Tobler Kyle J KJ Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Falls Concourse, 10751 Falls Road, Suite 280, Lutherville, MD, 21093, USA, - - 2014
To identify common and varying practice patterns used by in vitro fertilization (IVF) providers from a broadly distributed, worldwide survey. Specific information regarding clinical IVF practices involving the oocyte maturation triggering, oocyte retrieval and embryo transfer was elicited. This is an internet-based questionnaire study of IVF practices throughout the world. ...
Dylst Pieter P a Researcher, KU Leuven Department of Pharmaceutical and Pharmacological Sciences , Leuven , - - 2014
This study explored the use of generic medicines among elders in Belgium. The generic market share by volume for elders in 2010 was 23.1%, while this was 23.7% for the total Belgian population in 2009. Pharmaceutical expenditure in Belgium was €649.74/capita for elders in 2010. Calculations of possible savings through ...
Mattin M J MJ Department of Production and Population Health, The Royal Veterinary College, University of London, Hawkshead Lane, North Mymms, Hatfield, Hertfordshire AL9 7TA, UK. Electronic address: - - 2014
This study aimed to evaluate the frequency and spatial distribution of canine leishmaniosis (CanL) in France, Greece, Italy, Portugal and Spain. An online questionnaire investigated the location and frequency of CanL cases diagnosed by veterinary practitioners. Further data from the practice management systems of veterinary clinics in France were provided ...
Chu Derek H DH Department of Dermatology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 2 Maloney Building, 3600 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, - - 2014
The authors herein describe several nail conditions, which the general pediatrician is likely to encounter in the course of routine practice. Because pediatric nail disorders represent a limited component of a general pediatric practice, it can be challenging for practitioners to establish expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of these ...
Behan W - - 2014
With the introduction of free point of access GP care for children aged under six imminent, we sought to determine consultation rates among this group. We interrogated data from practice management systems at six general practices (total patient population 27080). A total of 1931 children aged under six were responsible ...
Karimi Aliasghar A Food and Drug Organization, Ministry of Health and Medical Education, Tehran, - - 2014
The objective was to quantify the specialists' prescription pattern in Iran and to point out the prescribing behavioral differences among several specialties. A retrospective cross-sectional study was carried out on the claim data. National prescription data were obtained on the basis of the claims that the pharmacies submitted to the ...
Hollon Steven D SD Department of Psychology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee 37240; email: - - 2014
Clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) are intended to improve mental, behavioral, and physical health by promoting clinical practices that are based on the best available evidence. The American Psychological Association (APA) is committed to generating patient-focused CPGs that are scientifically sound, clinically useful, and informative for psychologists, other health professionals, training ...
Dunne Suzanne S Centre for Interventions in Infection, Inflammation and Immunity (4i) and Graduate Entry Medical School, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland. Electronic address: - - 2014
This study is the first comparative assessment, internationally, of perceptions of generic medicines between general practitioners (GPs) and pharmacists in at least the last decade. One-to-one semi-structured interviews were performed with 34 GPs and 44 community pharmacists in Ireland. Interviews were transcribed and qualitative analyses were performed using NVivo (version ...
Ding Ding - - 2014
Yoga is a holistic practice that may offer several health benefits. No study has examined the prevalence, temporal trends, or correlates of yoga practice at the population level in a European country and very few such studies exist worldwide. The objective of the study is to examine the prevalence, trends ...
Moosazadeh Mahmood M Health Deputy, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, - - 2014
Defensive medicine prompts physicians not to admit high-risk patients who need intensive care. This phenomenon not only decreases the quality of healthcare services, but also wastes scarce health resources. Defensive medicine occurs in negative and positive forms. Hence, the present study aimed to determine frequency of positive and negative defensive ...
Carl Rebecca L RL 1Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Chicago, IL, - - 2014
Background. Sports-related concussions disproportionately affect young athletes. The primary objective of our study was to determine Illinois pediatricians' level of familiarity with state concussion legislation and with published consensus guidelines for sports concussion diagnosis and treatment. We also sought to determine pediatricians' knowledge regarding concussion management and comfort treating sports ...
Donnelly Jennifer C JC Dept. Obstetrics and Gynecology, Rotunda Hospital, Dublin 1, - - 2014
Abstract Objective Our survey aimed to identify knowledge and application of guidelines in the United States by assessing practicing obstetricians and gynecologists (OBGYN) use of thromboprophylaxis, preferred methods, and whether their type of practice influenced their choices. Study Design A cross sectional survey of fellows of the American College of ...
Murphy Kerry - - 2014
Dementia is a growing problem, causing substantial burden for patients, their families, and society. General practitioners (GPs) play an important role in diagnosing and managing dementia; however, there are gaps between recommended and current practice. The aim of this study was to explore GPs' reported practice in diagnosing and managing ...
Lazaro Deana D From the *VA-New York Harbor Healthcare System; †SUNY Downstate Medical Center; and ‡Long Island College Hospital, Brooklyn, - - 2014
The objective of this study was to survey members of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) regarding intra-articular and soft tissue (musculoskeletal [MSK]) injections and to determine if injection techniques vary depending on type of practice and years of experience. A survey was e-mailed to the members of the ACR ...
de Wet Carl C General Practice & Primary Care, Institute of Health & Wellbeing, College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Science, University of Glasgow, - - 2014
BACKGROUND The 'never event' concept has been implemented in many acute hospital settings to help prevent serious patient safety incidents. Benefits include increasing awareness of highly important patient safety risks among the healthcare workforce, promoting proactive implementation of preventive measures, and facilitating incident reporting. AIM To develop a preliminary list ...
Kogelman Laura L Division of Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA, - - 2014
As international travel increases, many health care professionals are being asked to provide pre-travel advice. We designed an anonymous web-based survey to assess the extent to which primary care providers (PCPs) provide travel medicine advice and how their understanding and delivery of itinerary-specific advice and management compare with that of ...
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