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Francer Jeffrey - - 2014
The international pharmaceutical industry has made significant efforts towards ensuring compliant and ethical communication and interaction with physicians and patients. This article presents the current status of the worldwide governance of communication practices by pharmaceutical companies, concentrating on prescription-only medicines. It analyzes legislative, regulatory, and code-based compliance control mechanisms and ...
Mohamed Mohd Salim MS Department of Science and Technology Studies, Faculty of Science, University of Malaya, 50603, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, - - 2014
This article presents the Islamic bioethical deliberation on the issue of sex assignment surgery (SAS) for infants with disorders of sex development (DSD) or intersexed as a case study. The main objective of this study is to present a different approach in assessing a biomedical issue within the medium of ...
Balilla Vincent S VS Peninsula Ecosystems and Health Foundation Inc., Penthouse, S&L Building, 1500 Roxas Blvd, Manila, Philippines, - - 2014
The Aeta Magbukún are a genetically and culturally distinct group of Indigenous people living in an isolated mountain forest in the municipality of Mariveles, in the province of Bataan, Philippines. This research aims to document some healthcare related information of the people, inform future decisions regarding maximising benefits of modern ...
Detwiller Maureen M Author Affiliation: Interior Health, Kelowna, BC, - - 2014
Moving a large healthcare organization from an old, nonstandardized clinical information system to a new user-friendly, standards-based system was much more than an upgrade to technology. This project to standardize terminology, optimize key processes, and implement a new clinical information system was a large change initiative over 4 years that ...
Heslehurst N N Institute of Health & Society, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, - - 2014
Obesity in pregnancy is rising and is associated with severe health consequences for both the mother and the child. There is an increasing international focus on guidelines to manage the clinical risks of maternal obesity, and for pregnancy weight management. However, passive dissemination of guidelines is not effective and more ...
Alfredo Cesario - - 2014
Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) are among the most pressing global health problems of the twenty-first century. Their rising incidence and prevalence are linked to severe morbidity and mortality, and they are putting economic and managerial pressure on healthcare systems around the world. Moreover, NCDs are impeding healthy aging by negatively affecting ...
Campbell Paul - - 2014
Paul Campbell, commercial marketing manager at British Gypsum, explains the role of plaster and drylining solutions in creating a healthcare environment conducive to patient recovery.
Loh S F SF The O&G Specialist Clinic, #05-06, Thomson Medical Centre, 339 Thomson Road, Singapore 307677. - - 2014
The Academy of Medicine (AMS) and Ministry of Health (MOH) have developed the clinical practice guidelines on Assessment and Management of Infertility at Primary Healthcare Level to provide doctors and patients in Singapore with evidence-based treatment for infertility. This article reproduces the introduction and executive summary (with recommendations from the ...
Snyder Michael M Stanford University, Department of Genetics, 300 Pasteur Drive, M-344 Stanford, CA 94305-5120, USA. - - 2014
Michael Snyder shares his thoughts on participatory medicine and how omics profiling could fit into this new model of healthcare where patients are at the center of medicine.
Ekor Martins M Department of Pharmacology, School of Medical Sciences, University of Cape Coast Cape Coast, - - 2014
The use of herbal medicinal products and supplements has increased tremendously over the past three decades with not less than 80% of people worldwide relying on them for some part of primary healthcare. Although therapies involving these agents have shown promising potential with the efficacy of a good number of ...
Seibert Susan S College of Nursing and Health Professions, University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, - - 2014
This study intends to explore the meaning of community of practice within the context of healthcare. Based on Walker and Avant's conceptual analysis method, this study identifies the contextual definitions, critical attributes, antecedents, and consequences of the community of practice phenomena in health care. The findings in articles appearing in ...
Prasad Vinay - - 2014
Abandoning ineffective medical practices and mitigating the risks of untested practices are important for improving patient health and containing healthcare costs. Historically, this process has relied on the evidence base, societal values, cultural tensions, and political sway, but not necessarily in that order. We propose a conceptual framework to guide ...
Nicastri Guy R GR Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery and Family Medicine, Alpert Medical School of Brown - - 2014
Technological advances over the past 50 years have contributed to change the focus of medicine from a caring, nurturing model to a technological, evidence-based, result-oriented model. Lost in this "Brave New World" of technology is the role of human spirituality. Just how ones' own faith and/or spiritual well-being affects ones' ...
Vellani Karim H - - 2014
Looking behind the statistics on increases in healthcare violence incidents, the author finds that these incidents directly impact a small percentage of employees. However he sees an opportunity for administrators and security professionals to use this heightened awareness to collaborate on comprehensive plans to manage workplace violence, not only to ...
Lu Winston I WI Savon Pharmacy, El Paso, TX, USA ; Foundation Hospital, El Paso, TX, - - 2014
Many Americans, not completely satisfied with traditional western medicine, have turned to alternative and complementary medicine which explains the increasing popularity of the herbal products and the Chinese herbal medicine. The lack of government regulations and the increasing advertisements by the manufactures have created an impression to the common public ...
Terzic Andre A Center for Regenerative Medicine, Mayo Clinic , Rochester, - - 2013
Abstract Regenerative medicine, a paragon of future healthcare, holds unprecedented potential in extending the reach of treatment modalities for individuals across diseases and lifespan. Emerging regenerative technologies, focused on structural repair and functional restoration, signal a radical transformation in medical and surgical practice. Regenerative medicine is poised to provide innovative ...
Camm Christian F - - 2013
The development of guidelines and their use in all areas of medicine has greatly expanded in recent years. However, despite a shared evidence base, recommendations provided by different professional societies and healthcare authorities often vary considerably. The rapid advances in atrial fibrillation (AF) and the multiplicity of guidelines devoted to ...
Dewar Belinda - - 2013
Compassion in Practice is a policy introduced in England to develop a culture of compassionate practice among healthcare staff. There is widespread recognition and agreement of the importance of compassionate practice, and the policy offers a vision underpinned by a desirable set of values. In this article, the significance of ...
Meyer Sascha - - 2013
Although evidence-based medicine and the Cochrane Collaboration have become key players in modern medicine, it is important to note that evidencebased medicine and the Cochrane Collaboration are confronted with a number of substantial challenges that need to be addressed. The aim of this work is to highlight some of these ...
Redding John J Blue Consulting Services, Chicago, USA. - - 2013
To develop an effective and sustainable clinically integrated network (CIN) that positions a healthcare organization for value-based payment and other effects of healthcare reform, leaders of CIN initiatives should: Embrace progress rather than perfection; Constrain the development timeline by project managing in reverse; Ensure that physician leaders play an oversight ...
Kienle Gunver S GS Institute for Applied Epistemology and Medical Methodology at the University of Witten/Herdecke, - - 2013
Anthroposophic medicine is an integrative multimodal treatment system based on a holistic understanding of man and nature and of disease and treatment. It builds on a concept of four levels of formative forces and on the model of a three-fold human constitution. Anthroposophic medicine is integrated with conventional medicine in ...
Eisenberg Matthew - - 2013
To review the current trends, utilities, impacts and strategy for electronic health records (EHRs) as related to obstetrics and gynecology. Adoption and utilization of EHRs are increasing rapidly but variably, given pressures of financial incentives, policy and technological advancement. Adoption is outpacing published evidence, but there is a growing body ...
Price Christopher P - - 2013
The delivery of healthcare is the product of a complex organization and it is not entirely surprising that innovation is not always considered to deliver on the expectations generated by invention. As policymakers and payers seek to improve the quality and value-for-money of healthcare, more attention is being directed at ...
Davis Lesley L Truvox - - 2013
Flooring is a crucial element in healthcare settings, so choosing the most appropriate materials, and employing the correct cleaning methods, should be high on the list of priorities for all healthcare estate managers, as Lesley Davis, a regional area manager at supplier of industrial and commercial floor cleaning machines, Truvox ...
Sandham John J TBS - - 2013
In an article that first appeared in the August 2013 issue of HEJ's sister magazine, The Clinical Services Journal, John Sandham IEng MIET MIHEEM, discusses the need to put in place effective healthcare technology management policies, and highlights some of the barriers, including lack of management expertise, and insufficient commitment, ...
Mussap Michele - - 2013
The rapid escalation in healthcare costs has lead to the idea to deliver better care at lower costs, reshaping the responsibilities of the healthcare system to achieve the goal of creating value for the patient. The pressure for fiscal containment and the progressive reduction in available healthcare resources originated very ...
Squire Matthew W - - 2013
OBJECTIVE. The purpose of this article is to outline the limb alignment goals for knee replacement, current surgical technologies, and evidence-based medicine principles regarding technologically advanced total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Radiologists need an understanding of the pros and cons of technologically advanced TKA. CONCLUSION. At this time, the appropriate role ...
Prenestini Anna - - 2013
Healthcare organizations are often characterized by diffuse power, ambiguous goals, and a plurality of actors. In this complex and pluralistic context, senior healthcare managers are expected to provide strategic direction and lead their organizations toward their goals and performance targets. The present work explores the relationship between senior management team ...
Slayton Val - - 2013
As healthcare delivery continues to evolve at a rapid pace, practices need to consider redesign approaches to stay ahead of the pack. From national policy and private payer initiatives to societal macro trends and the growing use of mobile technologies, delivering value, understanding customer needs, and assessing satisfaction are important ...
Adalja Amesh A - - 2013
Medicine for Policymakers is a Journal column that provides decision makers with brief explanations of the meaning and implications for biosecurity of clinical issues. The articles describe, for a nonmedical audience, hospital practices, medical challenges, healthcare delivery issues, and other topics of current interest. Readers may submit ideas to the ...
Smutney Chad C - - 2013
The use of orally inhaled dry powder technologies is one way of delivering medicines to the lung for treating local conditions or for achieving systemic effect. These involve dry powder formulations containing an active pharmaceutical ingredient together with inhaler devices. These powder/device systems enable patients to inhale and aerosolize the ...
Welland Tom - - 2013
In the latest of a series of technical guidance articles to be published in HEJ this year, Tom Welland, conformance and regulatory affairs manager at fire safety product and system specialist, Fireco, looks at the key duties of those responsible for fire safety practice and procedures within healthcare estates and ...
Wang Peng - - 2013
Abstract Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is a comprehensive system of medical practice that has been used to diagnose, treat, and prevent illnesses for more than 3000 years. ZHENG (also known as "syndrome") differentiation remains the essence of TCM. In China, TCM shares equal status, and integrated with Western medicine in ...
Blacher Jacques - - 2013
To improve the management of hypertension in the French population, the French Society of Hypertension has decided to issue a new set of guidelines that include the following practical characteristics: usefulness for clinical practice, short, easy-to-read format, comprehensive writing for non-physicians, wide dissemination among healthcare professionals and the hypertensive population, ...
Chen Mingsheng - - 2013
Before the new round of healthcare reform in China, primary healthcare providers could obtain a fixed 15 % or greater mark-up of profits by prescribing and selling medicines. There were concerns that this perverse incentive was a key cause of irrational medicine use. China's new Essential Medicines Program (EMP) was launched ...
Wente Sarah J K - - 2013
The uptake of evidence in practice remains a challenge for healthcare professionals including nurses and providers. Increased use of evidence-based practices (EBPs) in healthcare settings may improve patient conditions such as pain and decrease the cost of health care. The relationship between context in the practice environment and uptake of ...
Alrasheedy Alian A - - 2013
The escalating healthcare expenditure is a major challenge to sustainability of the healthcare systems. To confront the escalating health expenditure in general and medicines expenditure in particular, many countries promoted the use of generic medicines. To promote generic medicines, many countries have adopted a generic substitution (GS) policy and generic ...
Thomas Sarah K - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Direct Healthcare Professional Communications (DHPCs) aim to quickly disseminate information to key healthcare professionals to inform practice and minimize patient harm. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) issues warnings and alerts to communicate safety information effectively in the UK. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the impact of MHRA DHPCs ...
Schreiber Judith A - - 2013
Since the early 2000s, significant discussion about evidence-based practice (EBP) has occurred in the healthcare arena and early steps have been taken toward it; however, searching the EBP literature can be overwhelming. A MEDLINE® (EBSCO) search for evidence-based practice yielded interesting results. When limited to 1999 or prior, 635 articles ...
Deans Robert - - 2013
Robert Deans speaks to Alexandra Hemsley, Commissioning Editor Robert Deans has led Athersys Inc.'s (OH, USA) regenerative medicine research and development activities since February 2003 and has served as Vice President of Regenerative Medicine since October 2003. He was named Executive Vice President of Regenerative Medicine in April 2011. Deans ...
O'Leary John - - 2013
In the latest of our series of articles designed to provide healthcare engineers with sound technical guidance on equipment or technology-related topics, John O'Leary, key account manager at Trend Controls (who in April's HEJ discussed the benefits of natural ventilation in healthcare settings), explains the functions of a building energy ...
Baum Neil - - 2013
For many centuries, medicine has practiced in a vacuum, and the healthcare profession has been isolated from other scientific disciplines. Beginning in the 20th century, doctors and scientists have looked to others for ideas, suggestions, innovations, and new technologies. Probably no one in the past hundred years has done so ...
Teich Sorin T - - 2013
The evolution of production systems is tightly linked to the story of Toyota Motor Company (TMC) that has its roots around 1918. The term "lean" was coined in 1990 following the exploration of the Toyota model that led to the "transference" thesis sustaining the concept that manufacturing problems and technologies ...
Zhang Aihua - - 2013
For World Health Organization proposed 'Health for All', we should be to promote the use of traditional medicine. Traditional Chinese acupuncture has a history over 3000 years and is effective in the treatment of many conditions with few side effects. Acupuncture, an intrinsic part of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), which ...
Miranda Jezid E - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether healthcare providers performed active management of the third stage of labor (AMTSL) as defined by FIGO/ICM and WHO, and as described by the Cochrane Collaboration. METHODS: In a prospective observational study, a questionnaire regarding knowledge of AMTSL was administered to healthcare providers in the largest maternity ...
Hitchings Andrew W - - 2013
AIMS: On 3 September 2012, the UK Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) notified healthcare professionals of immediate changes to the intravenous acetylcysteine license terms, altering the treatment pathway for paracetamol poisoning. We sought to evaluate awareness of this amongst healthcare professionals. METHODS: We surveyed doctors, nurses and pharmacists ...
French Anna - - 2013
'Commercialisation of your regenerative medicine research; lessons from spin out successes' was hosted by Oxbridge Biotech Roundtable (OBR) (Oxford, UK) at the University of Oxford in February 2013, attracting a multi-stakeholder audience, spanning academia and industry. The event featured case studies from Gregg Sando, CEO, Cell Medica (London, UK), John ...
Idowu Ibijoke Adeola - - 2013
Proper management and safe disposal of medical waste (MW) is vital in the reduction of infection or illness through contact with discarded material and in the prevention of environmental contamination in hospital facilities. The management practices for MW in selected healthcare facilities in Lagos, Nigeria were assessed. The cross-sectional study ...
Spiteri Maria M Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, University of Malta, Msida, - - 2013
Today, the use of herbal medicine for primary healthcare has increased considerably. Since local pharmacists graduate with little knowledge on herbal medicine, the majority are ill-equipped to provide pharmaceutical advice. To develop and evaluate a herbal medicine formulary to aid healthcare professionals (HCPs) in the prescribing, dispensing and counselling responsibilities. ...
Speed Cathy - - 2013
High performance sports medicine involves the medical care of athletes, who are extraordinary individuals and who are exposed to intensive physical and psychological stresses during training and competition. The physician has a broad remit and acts as a 'medical guardian' to optimise health while minimising risks. This review describes this ...
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