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Carmont Michael R - - 2014
In recognition of Open Access week (21st-27th October 2013), we asked some BMC Medicine Editorial Board Members to share their views and experiences on open access publishing. In this short video, they highlight the benefits of visibility and dissemination of their research, and discuss the future directions for this model ...
Sivalingam Sri S University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics, Urology, Madison, Wisconsin, United States ; - - 2013
Objective: To characterize current practices of PCNL among endourologists in relation to practice setting, experience and fellowship training. Methods: An internet survey was administered to active Endourological Society members. Responses were grouped based on demographic information pertaining to setting of practice, number of years practiced and fellowship training in endourology. ...
Yonke Nicole - - 2013
New data have emerged to support changes in first-trimester abortion practice in regard to antibiotic prophylaxis, cervical ripening, the use of manual vacuum aspiration, and pain management. This article addresses these new recommendations and reviews techniques in performing manual and electric vacuum uterine aspiration procedures before 14 weeks' gestation, including very ...
Loder Elizabeth - - 2013
This paper has been temporarily withdrawn and is currently under embargo. The full text of the paper will be available on Thursday, November 21, 2013, and can be accessed at that time here: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/head.12233/abstract.
Herbitter Cara - - 2013
Reproductive health care, including treatment of early pregnancy failure (EPF) and induced abortion, is an integral part of patient-centered care provided by family physicians, but data suggest that comprehensive training is not widely available to family medicine residents. The purpose of this study was to assess EPF and induced abortion ...
Gleeson Deborah - - 2013
New Zealand's Pharmaceutical Management Agency (PHARMAC) has been highly successful in facilitating affordable access to medicines through a combination of aggressive price negotiations, innovative procurement mechanisms, and careful evaluation of value for money. Recently the US government, through the establishment of a series of bilateral and plurilateral "free" trade agreements, has ...
Kotwani Anita - - 2013
Inequitable access to medicines is a major weakness in the Indian health care system. Baseline data needed to develop effective public health policy and provide equitable access to essential medicines. The present survey was conducted to investigate the price, availability, and affordability of fifty essential medicines in the public and ...
Turk Jema K - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: Over 95% of all second-trimester abortions are managed by dilation and evacuation procedures (D&E) and account for nearly 9% of all abortions in the United States annually.. The Fellowship in Family Planning (FFP) offers subspecialty training in abortion and contraception to obstetrician-gynecologists and family medicine physicians. Twenty years after ...
Hogerzeil Hans V - - 2013
Access to medicines and vaccines to prevent and treat non-communicable diseases (NCDs) is unacceptably low worldwide. In the 2011 UN political declaration on the prevention and control of NCDs, heads of government made several commitments related to access to essential medicines, technologies, and vaccines for such diseases. 30 years of ...
Darney Blair G - - 2013
Non-complicated spontaneous abortion cases should be counseled about the full range of management approaches, including uterine evacuation using manual vacuum aspiration (MVA). The Residency Training Initiative in Miscarriage Management (RTI-MM) is an intensive, multidimensional intervention designed to facilitate implementation of office-based management of spontaneous abortion using MVA in family medicine ...
Ruiz-Rodríguez Myriam - - 2012
This study analyzes access to medicines among displaced and non-displaced populations in urban areas in Bucaramanga, Colombia. A household survey was carried out to study access to medicines for self-reported and medically diagnosed health conditions. Multiple Poisson regression with robust variance was used to determine factors associated with access to ...
Pearce Alison - - 2012
To save costs, the Australian Government recently deferred approval of seven new medicines recommended by the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) for up to 7 months. The aim of this research is to examine the timelines of PBAC applications following approval by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), allowing the recent ...
Heesters Ann - - 2012
I argue that it is possible to reframe the current debates over professionalization in a way that can account for disagreement without insisting that its advocates and opponents are adversaries. Giles Scofield, and critics like him, may be understood as engaging in the sort of theoretical disagreement that is an ...
Kirby Jeffrey - - 2012
Early on in the development of Practicing Healthcare Ethicists Exploring Professionalization (PHEEP), the founding members recognized the need to address and meet two important goals: (1) the creation of a dynamic, rigorous process to support the exploratory work, and (2) the establishment of the means-deliberative engagement-to generate and justify the ...
Hall Helen G - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: this paper presents the findings from a qualitative study that aimed to explain the processes midwives engaged in when considering the use of complementary and alternative medicine by pregnant women. DESIGN: grounded theory methodology was employed for the study. Data was generated from in-depth interviews and non-participant observation of ...
Khalil Bassem - - 2012
Limited attention is directed to the potential conflicts of interest (COI) of the authors of practice guidelines writing groups of professional medical societies (PMS) and industry. The objective of this study was to report the proportion of authors with potential COI among guidelines writing groups of PMS. A systematic search ...
Elkin Katie - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: To examine how disciplinary tribunals assess different forms of misconduct in deciding whether to remove doctors from practice for professional misconduct. DESIGN AND SETTING: Multivariable regression analysis of 485 cases in which tribunals found doctors guilty of professional misconduct. The cases came from four Australian states (New South Wales, ...
Binkowska-Bury Monika - - 2012
Aims and objectives.  To gain information concerning disparities in the understanding of the counterfeit medicines phenomenon between healthcare workers and lay persons. Background.  Central-eastern Europe is facing significant challenges in combating a multi-billion euro, and often lethal, trade in counterfeit medicines. It is a major challenge especially for primary healthcare ...
Bernabeo E C - - 2012
Professionalism remains a substantive theme in medical literature. There is an emerging emphasis on sociological and complex adaptive systems perspectives that refocuses attention from just the individual role to working within one's system to enact professionalism in practice. Reflecting on responses to professional dilemmas may be one method to help ...
Dijkers Marcel P - - 2012
Dijkers MP, Murphy SL, Krellman J. Evidence-based practice for rehabilitation professionals: concepts and controversies. This article describes evidence-based practice (EBP) in the health professions and sciences in general and in the rehabilitation disciplines specifically. It discusses the following: what counts as evidence and how that has changed over the last ...
Holdoway A - - 2012
How to cite this article: Holdoway A. (2012) Professionalism in practice. J Hum Nutr Diet. 25, 199-200.
Saccone Patricia - - 2012
PURPOSE: Currently practicing audiologists were surveyed to evaluate their professional satisfaction and for comparison to audiologists surveyed in 1997. METHOD: We repeated an audiologist professional satisfaction survey conducted in 1997; 382 randomly chosen, currently practicing audiologists participated. Responses to 38 statements were on a 5 point Likert scale where 5 ...
Leggat Peter A - - 2012
A profile of the recent genesis of the Sub-Faculty of Expedition Medicine into a Faculty of Expedition and Wilderness Medicine of The Australasian College of Tropical Medicine is presented. Information is given on aims, structure, professional grades of membership, and the various activities of the Faculty, including publications and scientific ...
Porcel José Manuel - - 2012
The working group on Competencies of Internal Medicine from the Spanish Society of Internal Medicine (SEMI) proposes a series of core competencies that we consider should be common to all European internal medicine specialists. The competencies include aspects related to patient care, clinical knowledge, technical skills, communication skills, professionalism, cost-awareness ...
Rehan H S - - 2012
Unsafe injection practices are prevalent worldwide and may result in spread of infection. Thus the present study was planned to observe the injection practices of healthcare professionals (HCP), including aseptic precautions and disposal of used syringes/needle. Injection practices were observed in the outpatients and inpatients departments. Questionnaire was designed, tested ...
Oliveira Simone Gomes Dias - - 2012
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: In this study, an ethnomedicinal survey was conducted in the city of Pelotas, Brazil, with professionals and patients in the Unified Health System (SUS). With the approval of the National Policy on Medicinal Plants and Herbal Medicines, and with the adoption of a National Policy on Integrative and ...
Escobar Pedro Medina - - 2012
Abstract Background: An author is generally regarded as an individual "who has made substantial intellectual academic contributions to a published study". However, the extent of the contribution that laboratory medicine professionals have made as authors of research papers in high-impact medical journals remains unclear. Methods: From 1 January 2004 to ...
Venhorst Claudia - - 2012
Islamic tradition tends to present death rituals in a quite univocal way, as the actual ritual practice shows to be far more diverse and flexible. This study focuses on the particular ritual of the cleansing of the deceased as it is practiced by a variety of Muslims in a small ...
Lennox Susan - - 2012
In an innovative group mentoring approach, four experienced midwives mentored four new graduates during their first year of practice. The new graduates were in practice as case-loading registered midwives having completed a three year Bachelor of Midwifery degree. Detailed data about the new graduates' concerns were collected throughout the year ...
Bungard Tammy J - - 2012
Background  With the evolution of pharmacist prescriptive authority in Alberta, Canada, professional development courses need to impact change in daily practice. We designed a multi stage course targeting anticoagulation management with several components: (1) a print-based course to develop foundational knowledge; (2) a 2-day workshop; (3) a 3-day experiential programme; ...
De Renzi Silvia - - 2011
Following the stellar career of papal physician Giulio Mancini, the article brings into focus learned doctors' uses of, and relationships with, manu- scripts. Manuscripts were the main outcome of their practice - as letters of consultation to patients and colleagues, as consilia of various kinds, including for use in courts ...
Lombardi Glenn - - 2011
Having a Web site is no longer a luxury or perk for your practice and your patients. A Web site is a basic necessity that patients are expecting firom their physicians and their practices. But patients want more than a mere Internet presence. They are expecting an interactive Web site, ...
De Vreese Leen - - 2010
Explanatory pluralism is the view that the best form and level of explanation depends on the kind of question one seeks to answer by the explanation, and that in order to answer all questions in the best way possible, we need more than one form and level of explanation. In ...
Nasir Adnan - - 2010
Nanotechnology is a relatively new branch of engineering that is making rapid inroads in medicine and dermatology. Nanotechnology applies the unique properties of matter on the nanoscale (1000 nm and smaller) for the purposeful design of new materials. Dermatology is already one of the leading beneficiaries of nanotechnology. Among US ...
Duszak Richard R - - 2010
Radiology practices endeavoring to measure physician productivity, identify and motivate performance outliers, and develop equitable management strategies and policies often encounter numerous challenges. Nonetheless, such efforts are often necessary, in both private and academic settings, for a variety of professional, financial, and personnel reasons. Part 1 of this series detailed ...
Duszak Richard R - - 2010
Physician productivity disparities are not uncommonly debated within radiology groups, sometimes in a contentious manner. Attempts to measure productivity, identify and motivate outliers, and develop equitable management policies can present challenges to private and academic practices alike but are often necessary for a variety of professional, financial, and personnel reasons. ...
Tiller William A - - 2010
In Part I of this pair of articles, the fundamental experimental observations and theoretical perspectives were provided for one to understand the key differences between our normal, uncoupled state of physical reality and the human consciousness-induced coupled state of physical reality. Here in Part II, the thermodynamics of complementary and ...
Ursic Caesar - - 2010
In the previous part of this four part series on thoracic trauma the anatomy and physiology of the thorax, assessment and initial nursing interventions, imaging and adjuncts to diagnosis were discussed. Part 2 describes specific chest wall and lung injuries, types of pneumothoraces and their diagnosis and management. Sections 3 ...
Dommerholt Jan - - 2010
Part I of this article's series included background information on performing arts medicine with a special focus on musicians. It covered in detail what questions need to be included in the history, when healthcare providers first examine musicians. In part II of the series, the emphasis is on the physical ...
Lam Fred C - - 2009
In the first part of this 2-part historical review, the authors outlined the early diagnostic and therapeutic strategies used in the management of spinal deformity. In this second part, they expand upon those early innovations and further detail the advances from 1990 to the modern era.
Qin Feng - - 2009
This article presents an integrated overview of Guanxin II (II) regarding its quality control, pharmacokinetics, pharmacology, clinical studies, adverse events, dosage and administration, and its pharmacoeconomic assessment. It has been demonstrated that Guanxin II has beneficial effects on coronary heart disease (CHD). The underlying mechanism was proved to be its ...
Cook Debbie - - 2009
This second in a two part unit discusses the various management options available to treat people who are overweight or obese. Part 1 examined the multifaceted causes of obesity, the rising prevalence, consequences and patient assessment. This part outlines management options, including dietary change, physical activity, pharmacotherapy and surgery. The ...
Helitzer Deborah - - 2009
Several recent articles in this journal, including the article by Linzer and colleagues in this issue, discuss and promote the concept of part-time careers in academic medicine as a solution to the need to achieve a work-life balance and to address the changing demographics of academic medicine. The article by ...
Fontana Fabio E - - 2009
Motor learning textbooks provide specific recommendations for the use of whole and part practice during motor skill acquisition. Magill recommended basing decisions on Naylor and Briggs' hypothesis of task complexity and organization, while Schmidt and Wrisberg recommended basing decisions on skill classification. To evaluate the accuracy of these recommendations, a ...
Linzer Mark - - 2009
To establish guidelines for more effectively incorporating part-time faculty into departments of internal medicine, a task force was convened in early 2007 by the Association of Specialty Professors. The task force used informal surveys, current literature, and consensus building among members of the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine to produce ...
Kennedy Paul - - 2009
This study was conducted to determine the psychometric properties of the newly developed Perceived Manageability Scale (PMnac). The study was retrospective in design. Two hundred sixty-one inpatients with a spinal cord injury were recruited from The National Spinal Injuries Centre (NSIC), Stoke Mandeville Hospital, UK, as part of a convenience ...
Ursic Caesar - - 2010
This is the first of a four part series discussing thoracic trauma. Part one discusses the anatomy and physiology of the thorax, assessment and initial nursing interventions, imaging and adjuncts to diagnosis. Part 2 describes specific chest wall and lung injuries, types of pneumothoraces and their diagnosis and management. Section ...
Timmerman Henk - - 2009
Bridging the gap: The differences between medicinal chemistry at the industrial and academic levels raises the question: Is there a significant gap between the two spheres that requires attention, or should such differences be deemed natural, without the need to close the gap? Herein we provide perspectives on this issue, ...
Kronfeldner Maria E - - 2009
This article illustrates in which sense genetic determinism is still part of the contemporary interactionist consensus in medicine. Three dimensions of this consensus are discussed: kinds of causes, a continuum of traits ranging from monogenetic diseases to car accidents, and different kinds of determination due to different norms of reaction. ...
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