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Leah J Hauser, Grant M Gebhard, Rachel Blumhagen, Nichole E Carlson, Cristina Cabrera-Muffly
OBJECTIVE: To identify resident applicant characteristics that increase the odds of matching to otolaryngology residency. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional analysis. METHODS: Residency applications to our institution from 2009 through 2013 were reviewed. The available data represented 81.1% of applicants to otolaryngology programs nationwide. Online public records were searched to determine whether an applicant matched to an otolaryngology residency position...
October 21, 2016: Laryngoscope
Volkan Coskun, Ellen M Carpenter
The last 40 years have seen a remarkable increase in the teaching of neuroscience at the undergraduate level. From its origins as a component of anatomy or physiology departments to its current status as an independent interdisciplinary field, neuroscience has become the chosen field of study for many undergraduate students, particularly for those interested in medical school or graduate school in neuroscience or related fields. We examined how life science-based neuroscience education is offered at large public universities in the Western United States...
December 2016: Journal of Neuroscience Research
Myeong-Il Cha, Gi Woon Kim, Chu Hyun Kim, Minhong Choa, Dai Hai Choi, Inbyung Kim, Soon Joo Wang, In Sool Yoo, Han Deok Yoon, Kang Hyun Lee, Suck Ju Cho, Tag Heo, Eun Seog Hong
OBJECTIVE: To investigate and document the disaster medical response during the Gyeongju Mauna Ocean Resort gymnasium collapse on February 17, 2014. METHODS: Official records of each institution were verified to select the study population. All the medical records and emergency medical service run sheets were reviewed by an emergency physician. Personal or telephonic interviews were conducted, without a separate questionnaire, if the institutions or agencies crucial to disaster response did not have official records or if information from different institutions was inconsistent...
September 2016: Clin Exp Emerg Med
Chulin Chen, Ting Kan, Shuang Li, Chen Qiu, Li Gui
OBJECTIVES: This review aimed to analyze published literature to introduce the use and implementation of standard operating procedures (SOPs) and checklists in prehospital emergency medicine and their impact on guideline adherence and patient outcome. METHODS: An English literature search was carried out using the Cochrane Library, MEDLINE, EMBASE, Springer, Elsevier, and ProQuest databases. Original articles describing the use and implementation of SOPs or checklists in prehospital emergency medicine were included...
September 28, 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
Ian M Paul, Kate M Reynolds, Ralph E Kauffman, William Banner, G Randall Bond, Robert B Palmer, Randy I Burnham, Jody L Green
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Dextromethorphan is the most common over-the-counter (OTC) antitussive medication. We sought to characterize adverse events associated with dextromethorphan in children <12 years old from a surveillance program of OTC cough/cold medication exposures. METHODS: This is a retrospective case series of oral exposures to dextromethorphan with ≥1 adverse event from multiple U.S. sources (National Poison Data System, FDA Adverse Event Reporting System, manufacturer safety reports, news/media, medical literature) reported between 2008 and 2014...
October 13, 2016: Clinical Toxicology
Bala Hota, Thomas A Webb, Brian D Stein, Richa Gupta, David Ansell, Omar Lateef
BACKGROUND: Differences between the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)-measured rates of safety events for Rush University Medical Center (RUMC; Chicago) and the U. S. News & World Report (USNWR)-deter mined patient safety score were evaluated in an attempt to validate the USNWR patient safety score-based ranking. METHODS: The USNWR findings for Patient Safety Indicators (PSIs) were compared with findings derived from RUMC internal billing data, and sensitivity analyses were conducted using a simulated data set derived from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) state inpatient data sets...
2016: Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
Joyce Robins
So 'allowing' patients online access to their medical records might cause more work for healthcare professionals (news October 27). Dear me.
November 17, 2010: Nursing Standard
Annika G Havnaer, Paul B Greenberg
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to characterize the current state of student research opportunities in a sample of US medical schools ranked in three different tiers. METHODS: The authors examined the websites for five US medical schools in each of the first, second, and third tiers per National Institutes of Health funding and U.S. News & World Report rankings. Available research opportunities were identified and categorized. RESULTS: There were 26 schools in the first (n=6), second (n=10), and third (n=10) tiers...
October 4, 2016: Rhode Island Medical Journal
Ros Mason
So surgeon Peter Grime would further blur the differences between nurses and medical practitioners in order to make budgets go further, 'Common training way of the future' (News January 3).
January 31, 1996: Nursing Standard
Andrew G Huff, Nathan Breit, Toph Allen, Karissa Whiting, Christopher Kiley
The Global Rapid Identification of Threats System (GRITS) is a biosurveillance application that enables infectious disease analysts to monitor nontraditional information sources (e.g., social media, online news outlets, ProMED-mail reports, and blogs) for infectious disease threats. GRITS analyzes these textual data sources by identifying, extracting, and succinctly visualizing epidemiologic information and suggests potentially associated infectious diseases. This manuscript evaluates and verifies the diagnoses that GRITS performs and discusses novel aspects of the software package...
2016: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Infectious Diseases
Corey H Basch, Anthony Menafro, Jennifer Mongiovi, Grace Clarke Hillyer, Charles E Basch
In the United States, prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer in men after skin cancer. There is a paucity of research devoted to the types of prostate cancer information available on social media outlets. YouTube™ is a widely used video sharing website, which is emerging as commonplace for information related to health. The purpose of this study was to describe the most widely viewed YouTube™ videos related to prostate cancer. The 100 videos were watched a total of 50,278,770 times. The majority of videos were uploaded by consumers (45...
September 29, 2016: American Journal of Men's Health
Lesley Hanson
I would like to comment on your recent news item 'Nurses willing to take up the challenge of sex education' (News August 16), which mentioned the research carried out by Exeter University and reported in the British Medical Journal which claimed that good quality sex education can reduce the numbers of young people having underage sex by one and a halftimes.
September 27, 1995: Nursing Standard
Karen Edgley
The news item 'Health screening compulsory' (No Limits, February 1995), which said nurses applying for their first jobs will face medical checks, has loaded yet another unnecessary weight onto my shoulders.
April 19, 1995: Nursing Standard
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Austria Computer tomography is being used to measure the density of kidney stones in patients attending the urological clinic at Innsbruck Medical School.
September 25, 1991: Nursing Standard
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January It was a grim start to the New Year with the Gulf crisis dominating the headlines and medical reservists being called up to join the British forces gathering in the desert. Scottish nurse Henry Power won his battle against the draft on a technicality, having declared that he would rather go to jail. In the build up to the outbreak of war with Iraq, the nursing profession went on red alert. Hospitals throughout the country prepared for the many anticipated casualties and the UKCC launched a 24-hour emergency service to give employers instant confirmation of volunteer nurses' qualifications...
December 18, 1991: Nursing Standard
Marie-Maude Geoffray, Marion Thevenet, Nicolas Georgieff
BACKGROUND: Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a complex neurodevelopmental trouble which prevents the child from socio-communicative interaction, and learning from his environment. Non-medical early intervention attempts to improve prognosis. We will review the main current hypothesis, intervention models and scientific supports about early intervention. METHODS: We conducted a search of the literature published on Medline between 2010 and 2015 related to intervention models provided to children with ASD aged less than 3 years...
September 2016: Psychiatria Danubina
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Common sense demands that district nurses and health visitors be empowered to prescribe from a limited list of dressings and products. News that the vast majority of MPs support the initiative comes as no surprise. Nurse prescribing from a limited list has in fact won favour from the medical, pharmaceutical, consumer and nursing lobbies. Senior Government figures are also known to have certain sympathies with the measure. It's true to say that virtually all see the obvious merits of facilitating community nurses to carry out a more effective role...
April 24, 1991: Nursing Standard
Rubén Valle, Alberto Perales
On May 11, 2015, amendment RS 017-2015-SA to the Regulation of the National System of Medical Residency (RS 002-2006-SA) was published in the Peruvian official newspaper "El Peruano". This amendment establishes that the submission of a thesis or scholarly work is not necessary to obtain the title of medical specialist (article 28), but when a "work project" is performed in a specialty area, it must be presented at the conclusion of the second year of medical residency (article 27). This news has been welcomed by one sector of medical residents, while others believe that the measure conflicts with their training as specialists...
June 2016: Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Pública
Andrea Dai, Gretchen J Carrougher, Samuel P Mandell, Gary Fudem, Nicole S Gibran, Tam N Pham
The US National Bioterrorism Hospital Preparedness Program indicates that each care facility must have "a plan to care for at least 50 cases per million people for patients suffering burns or trauma" to receive national funding disaster preparedness. The purpose of this study is to evaluate whether this directive is commensurate with the severity recent burn disasters, both nationally and internationally. We conducted a review of medical journal articles, investigative fire reports, and media news sources for major burn disasters dating from 1990 to present day...
September 16, 2016: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
Michelle I Cardel, Sarah Chavez, Jiang Bian, Eribeth Peñaranda, Darci R Miller, Tianyao Huo, François Modave
OBJECTIVE: To systematically assess the quality of online information related to weight loss that Spanish speakers in the U.S. are likely to access. METHODS: This study evaluated the accessibility and quality of information for websites that were identified from weight loss queries in Spanish and compared this with previously published results in English. The content was scored with respect to five dimensions: nutrition, physical activity, behavior, pharmacotherapy, and surgical recommendations...
September 21, 2016: Obesity
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