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Oelberg Thomas J TJ Diamond V, 59562 414th Lane, New Ulm, MN 56073, USA. Electronic address: - - 2014
This article is intended to give practitioners a method to evaluate total mixed ration (TMR) consistency and to give them practical solutions to improve TMR consistency that will improve cattle performance and health. Practitioners will learn how to manage the variation in moisture and nutrients that exists in haylage and ...
Cao Cungen C Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100190, China, - - 2014
Health records of traditional Chinese medicine contain valuable clinical information which can be used for improvement of disease treatment and for medical research. In this paper, we present a practical iterative extraction method for extracting terms from the records. The method is based on a set of extraction rules, the ...
Setzer Teddi J TJ Department of Anthropology, Wayne State University, 656W. Kirby Street, 3054 FAB, Detroit, MI 48202 930-3689, United States. Electronic address: - - 2014
An integrative literature review was conducted to identify the current state of the art regarding malaria research in human remains and to identify novel methods to test for malaria infections in archaeological samples. This review was comprised of two surveys. The first survey established methods used currently to detect malaria ...
Deng Hui H Neurological Intensive Care Unit, Department of Neurology, The First Hospital of Jilin University, Jilin University, Changchun, - - 2014
Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) comprises a range of traditional medical practices that originate in China, including herbal medicine as a major therapy. Through its 4 natures; namely, cold, hot, warm, and cool, herbal medicine may regulate sympathetic nerves and basal metabolic rate and affect the CNS and the endocrine system. ...
Monga Satdarshan P S SP Department of Pathology and Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Electronic address: - - 2014
This Guest Editorial introduces this month's special Liver Pathobiology Theme Issue, a series of reviews that encompass the discipline of hepatic regenerative medicine.
Seccombe Leigh M LM 1Concord Repatriation General - - 2013
Travel is more affordable and improved high altitude airports, railways and roads allow rapid access to altitude destinations without acclimatization. The physiology of exposure to altitude has been extensively described in healthy individuals, however there is a paucity of data pertaining to those who have reduced reserve. This Physiology in ...
Liu Jun - - 2013
To analyze the component law of Chinese medicines in fuming-washing therapy for knee osteoarthritis (KOA), and develop new fuming-washing prescriptions for KOA through unsupervised data mining methods. Chinese medicine recipes for fuming-washing therapy for KOA were collected and recorded in a database. The correlation coefficient among herbs, core combinations of ...
Rowlinson Steve - - 2013
Climatic heat stress leads to accidents on construction sites brought about by a range of human factors emanating from heat induced illness, and fatigue leading to impaired capability, physical and mental. It is an occupational characteristic of construction work in many climates and the authors take the approach of re-engineering ...
House Jeff - - 2013
Jeff House, marketing and applications manager, Baxi Commercial, identifies some of the heating options available to the operators of healthcare facilities, and highlights practical examples of successful applications.
van de Schoot Rens - - 2013
A delay in PhD completion, while likely undesirable for PhD candidates, can also be detrimental to universities if and when PhD delay leads to attrition/termination. Termination of the PhD trajectory can lead to individual stress, a loss of valuable time and resources invested in the candidate and can also mean ...
Miller Franklin G - - 2013
This essay describes the deaths of David Hume (1711-1776) and Christopher Hitchens (1949-2012). Both distinguished thinkers and writers, who shared much in their world views, died around the same age after a similarly prolonged course of terminal illness. However, the great difference in the power of medicine to intervene with ...
Noonan Benjamin - - 2012
Both extreme heat and cold can be challenging for athletes during training and competition. One role of the team physician is to educate coaches and athletes on the risks of exposure to these conditions and how to best prevent and manage their adverse effects. Heat illness varies in degree from ...
Buschmann Claas - - 2012
Emergency medicine measures often have to be carried out under suboptimal conditions in emergency situations and require invasive patient treatment. In the case of a fatal outcome these measures have to be evaluated at autopsy, regarding indications, correct implementation and possible complications. As well, alongside the more familiar procedures-such as ...
Matzko Michelle Elizabeth - - 2012
The study of genomics in orthopaedics has considerably lagged behind such study in other medical disciplines. Seminal work from other lines of medical research demonstrates the importance of genomic information in the evolution of personalized medicine. Common techniques for studying genome-phenotype associations include single nucleotide polymorphism, haplotype, and quantitative trait ...
Marcus Benjamin C - - 2012
To evaluate the current evidence-based medicine for rhytidectomy. Specific techniques and their scientific rationale are explored. The authors' practice modifications based on this evidence will be reviewed. The utilities of short scar facelift techniques are validated. Specific indications for the deep plane technique are also discussed. The reader will understand ...
Schrager Jason J - - 2012
The conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan have seen the advancement of combat medicine. The nature of the conflicts, with troops located in remote areas and faced with explosive ordinance designed to focus massive injuries on dismounted personnel, have forced military medical personnel to adapt accordingly. There has been a rekindling ...
Patel Vinod - - 2012
Coronectomy was developed to reduce the incidence of iatrogenic injury to the inferior dental nerve, which can be a result of routine mandibular third molar surgery, but it is not widely accepted despite early studies that all showed positive results. This two-part paper looks at the technique in more detail ...
Grassi Walter - - 2012
Ultrasound (US) is a rapidly evolving technique that is gaining increasing success in the assessment of psoriatic arthritis (PsA). It permits early detection and careful characterization of the inflammatory process at different tissues, which is important in diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. US presents several advantages over other imaging techniques: it ...
Hu Tsung-Ming TM Yu-Li Veterans Hospital, Yu-Li Town, Hualian County, - - 2012
Yolk oil is common in Asia. According to the Flora Sinensis, yolk oil is a multipurpose medicine, with specific dermatological and fever indications. Nowadays, it is generally used as a complimentary medicine for heart diseases. Yolk oil can be made from heating or chemical extraction method. It is generally believed ...
Nitsche Joshua F - - 2012
INTRODUCTION: Performance of cervical cerclage is a difficult procedure for learners with limited operative experience. We present a task trainer for cervical cerclage, which can facilitate learner training in a preclinical environment. METHODS: A simulated vagina is first fashioned out of polyvinyl chloride pipe material to allow an appropriately shaped ...
Soengas Raquel G - - 2012
This review describes some spiro- and pseudospironucleoside derivatives as well as their biological and pharmacological applications.
Chang Christopher - - 2012
Integrative medicine is a relatively new discipline which attempts to combine allopathic medicine with alternative or complementary medicine, to reap the benefits of both forms of medicine in optimizing the care of patients. Integrative medicine concentrates on treating the patient as a whole, both in body and mind. While the ...
Wildsmith J A - - 2012
In 1884 a young Viennese doctor, Carl Koller, was the first to recognise the significance of the topical effects of the alkaloid cocaine and thus introduced drug-induced local anaesthesia to clinical practice. Most subsequent development took place in Europe and the United States, with British interest not becoming apparent for ...
Mavridis Ioannis - - 2012
Glioblastoma multiform (GBM, WHO grade IV astrocytoma) is the commonest type of cancer of the human brain. Unfortunately it is a highly aggressive tumor with a poor prognosis. Neurosurgery, Nuclear Medicine and Oncology are the main medical specialties dealing with the difficult work of treating these patients. Furthermore, other specialties ...
Nemeth Joe - - 2012
Patients requiring airway management in the emergency department present an enormous challenge. It requires not only a firm concept of techniques for securing the airway but also of dealing with the potential difficult airway (DA) in which establishing a definite airway is not possible with techniques routinely used. This article ...
De Luigi Arthur Jason - - 2012
The intent of this focused clinical review is to assess the current literature on a variety of complementary and alternative medicine treatments for osteoarthritis. This review assesses acupuncture techniques, moxibustion, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, low-level laser therapy, and massage. These treatment methods are growing in popularity among the general public. ...
Lakshmi Chembolli - - 2012
Parthenium dermatitis is a distressing dermatitis caused by the air borne allergen of the Compositae weed Parthenium hysterophorus. Uncommon presentations, newer insights in pathogenesis and management of this "scourge" are discussed in this article.
Treglia G - - 2012
The diagnosis of spondylodiscitis can be difficult, because the patients history, subjective symptoms and physical findings are often inconclusive, particularly in the early stages. To perform an overview on the role of nuclear medicine procedures with single photon emission tomography (SPET) and positron emission tomography (PET) tracers in the diagnosis ...
Nakao Mutsuhiro - - 2012
Shintoism, Buddhism, and Qi, which advocate the unity of mind and body, have contributed to the Japanese philosophy of life. The practice of psychosomatic medicine emphasizes the connection between mind and body and combines the psychotherapies (directed at the mind) and relaxation techniques (directed at the body), to achieve stress ...
Nasir Amir R - - 2012
The purpose of this article is to introduce the topic of nanotechnology to plastic surgeons and to discuss its relevance to medicine in general and plastic surgery in particular. Nanotechnology will be defined, and some important historical milestones discussed. Common applications of nanotechnology in various medical and surgical subspecialties will ...
Gawthrope Ian C - - 2012
Ultrasound is a safe and effective imaging modality, the use of which is increasing exponentially in many areas of clinical medicine. In this article, we present what is, to our knowledge, the first in-chamber use of an ultrasound machine. We discuss the challenges this presented, how they were addressed and ...
Satterthwaite Julian D - - 2012
Tooth surface loss is becoming increasingly prevalent. Many cases can be managed with preventive measures, although there remain a number of patients for whom restorative intervention is indicated. Traditional treatment modalities have entailed extensive 'full-mouth' indirect restoration, although this approach has a number of disadvantages. Contemporary restorative techniques allow for ...
Kennett Robin - - 2012
Electroencephalography (EEG) has been in continuous development over at least 70 years and is firmly established as a tool in the management of epilepsy. For a while, the technique fell into disregard because of difficulties with interpretation, specificity and sensitivity. Whilst clinicians have to be aware of these problems, they ...
Buriani Alessandro - - 2012
Omic techniques have become key tools in the development of systems biology. As the holistic approaches underlying the practice of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and new tendencies in Western medicine towards personalised medicine require in-depth knowledge of mechanisms of action and active compounds, the use of omic techniques is crucial ...
Zhao Zhongzhen - - 2012
Daodi medicinal material is produced and assembled in specific geographic regions with designated natural conditions and ecological environment, with particular attention to cultivation technique, harvesting and processing. The quality and clinical effects surpass those of same botanical origin produced from other regions. It is thus widely recognized and has long ...
Simon Sumu - - 2012
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Nordon I - - 2012
Acute aortic dissection is the commonest life-threatening event involving the aorta. Endovascular solutions have revolutionised the treatment of this pathology. This article describes the optimal management of acute dissection, through primary medical management, planning endovascular solutions, technique of stent-graft deployment, adjuncts to endovascular therapy and future developments. It reports the ...
McNeil Michael L - - 2012
Laryngology is a rapidly evolving and growing field in Canada. Recent technologies and trends, including endoscopic techniques, KTP and pulsed dye lasers, injection materials, and in-office procedures, are changing the nature and depth of services offered to patients. Our objective was to understand the current state of laryngology practice in ...
Kadry Bassam - - 2012
Documenting a patient's anesthetic in the medical record is quite different from summarizing an office visit, writing a surgical procedure note, or recording other clinical encounters. Some of the biggest differences are the frequent sampling of physiologic data, volume of data, and diversity of data collected. The goal of the ...
Neal Joseph M - - 2012
ABSTRACT: In 2010, the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA) issued a practice advisory on local anesthetic systemic toxicity (LAST). The executive summary of this work contained a document that was intended to serve as a checklist for the management of LAST. Based on testing the checklist ...
Campbell Anne H - - 2012
JOSPT offers invited reviews of current titles. The April 2012 column includes 7 reviews of the following books: Idiopathic Scoliosis: The Harms Study Group Treatment Guide; Movement System Impairment Syndromes of the Extremities, Cervical and Thoracic Spines; The Scaphoid; Palpation Techniques: Surface Anatomy for Physical Therapists; The 5-Minute Sports Medicine ...
Maturo Stephen C - - 2012
Over the past decade, there has also been renewed interest in serial dilatation for the management of subglottic and tracheal stenosis with the advent of new technologies such as airway balloons designed for the pediatric airway. In this chapter, the authors describe the technique of application of airway balloons as ...
Sonkar Satyendra Kumar - - 2012
Heat stroke is a life-threatening condition which is characterised by nausea, vomiting, confusion, disorientation and coma. Aggressive treatment in the form of intravenous fluids along with other symptomatic management can be life saving. Here we present an unusual case of heat stroke followed by disseminated intravascular coagulation, multiple organ dysfunction ...
Merchant Richard - - 2012
The Guidelines to the Practice of Anesthesia Revised Edition 2012 (the guidelines) were prepared by the Canadian Anesthesiologists' Society (CAS), which reserves the right to determine their publication and distribution. Because the guidelines are subject to revision, updated versions are published annually. Whereas previous versions of the guidelines appeared as ...
Shamasundar C - - 2012
The popular concept and practice of science as an exclusively objective exercise ignores the study of rich and unavoidable subjective phenomena relating to mind. This article proposes that as a process of generating knowledge from perceptual experiences, science-skill is innate to man, which demands precision and effective management of bias, ...
Robison Sean - - 2012
General practitioners (GPs) are involved in the management of most melanocytic skin lesions in Australia. A high quality biopsy technique is a crucial first step in management, as it is recognized that poor techniques can mislead, delay, or miss a diagnosis of melanoma. There has been little published on the ...
Brazil Victoria - - 2012
Objective: Endotracheal intubation is a challenging procedure in emergency medicine. Junior doctors lack experience and confidence in this task. The use of a gum elastic bougie (GEB) to facilitate intubation may improve success rates, especially in difficult situations. Methods: Junior doctors working in the ED were studied. Endotracheal intubation was ...
Polaner David M - - 2011
Quality assurance and improvement (QA/QI) is a critical activity in medicine. The use of large-scale collaborative databases is increasingly essential to obtain enough reports with which to establish standards of practice and define the incidence of complications and risk/benefit ratios for rare events. Such projects can enhance local QA/QI endeavors ...
Flexman Alana M - - 2011
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This article will provide a review of mentorship in academic medicine. The review will include definitions and an overview of the evidence supporting the benefits, barriers, and structure of mentorship programmes in academic medicine and anesthesia. Finally, we will identify areas of further research. RECENT FINDINGS: Mentorship ...
Rebel Annette - - 2011
To develop and evaluate a new curriculum in transfusion medicine for anesthesiology residents. Quasi-experimental study. Single center, pilot curriculum in the anesthesiology residency program at a university-affiliated medical center. Group TM consisted of residents who participated in the one month-long transfusion medicine rotation in postgraduate year 2 (PGY2; n = ...
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