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"Retrieval Medicine"

Seetal Snoek, Benjamin Butson, Mark Wittenberg
We present the prehospital management of a 23-year-old Australian Aboriginal man with an isolated knife stab wound to the posterior right chest. The lead author attended to the prehospital management of this young man during tenure as a registrar in retrieval medicine for CareFlight Medical Services (CMS) in North Queensland, Australia. The case is noteworthy because it involved a combination of a life-threatening injury with a superimposed iatrogenic injury. The case will be of interest to physicians and clinicians in prehospital medicine as well as those in low-volume emergency departments or facilities in which major trauma may present infrequently...
March 2016: Air Medical Journal
Marcus P Kennedy, Krystle Wilson, Belinda J Gabbe, Lahn Straney, Michael Bailey
OBJECTIVE: Prognostic models are commonly used in the clinical setting. The objective of the study is to evaluate the prognostic accuracy of the Rapid Emergency Medical Score (REMS) or alternate models. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study of critical care patients who underwent retrieval service transfer to an ICU in a single state-wide service in Victoria, Australia. All patients aged 18 years and over transferred to an ICU between 1 January 2010 and 30 June 2013...
September 20, 2015: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
Nicholas D Caputo, Matthew Auld
PURPOSE: To describe a case of a patient requiring inotropic support without central venous access in which the central venous catheter (CVC) was placed in the antecubital vein using a modified seldinger technique. BACKGROUND: Placement of CVC in the field in retrieval medicine can be time consuming and is not without risk of complication. Minimizing time in the field can lead to better outcomes for patients who are seriously medically ill or traumatically injured...
November 2014: Air Medical Journal
Stefan Mazur, Daniel Ellis
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October 2014: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
Brian H May, Chuanjian Lu, Charlie C L Xue
OBJECTIVES: This review evaluates and compares published collections of the traditional literature on Traditional Chinese Medicine in terms of their scope and utility as resources for systematic searches for information of relevance to traditional evidence, clinical research, and drug discovery. METHODS: Published collections of books and compilation works that contain substantial samples of traditional literature on Chinese herbal medicine were located via internet, library, and bookshop searches...
December 2012: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
Zhifei Wang, Yanming Xie, Yongyan Wang
Computerizing extracting information from Chinese medicine literature seems more convenient than hand searching, which could simplify searching process and improve the accuracy. However, many computerized auto-extracting methods are increasingly used, regular expression is so special that could be efficient for extracting useful information in research. This article focused on regular expression applying in extracting information from Chinese medicine literature. Two practical examples were reported in this article about regular expression to extract "case number (non-terminology)" and "efficacy rate (subgroups for related information identification)", which explored how to extract information in Chinese medicine literature by means of some special research method...
October 2011: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
Saravu R Narahari, Madhur Guruprasad Aggithaya, Kumbla R Suraj
BACKGROUND: Literature searches for articles on Ayurveda provide special challenges, since many of the Indian journals in which such articles appear are not indexed by current medical databases such as PubMed and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials. AIM: The aim of this study was to develop a comprehensive search strategy on Ayurveda topics and to map the existing databases containing Ayurveda journal publications. METHODS: We have developed a literature search procedure that can recover the great majority of articles on any given topic associated with Ayurveda...
November 2010: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
Peter Anthony Berlac, Susanne Wammen, Matthias Giebner, Annemarie Bondegaard Thomsen, Søren Mikkelsen
Inter-hospital transportation poses potential risks to staff and patients. The present guidelines recommend competency-based management dictated by the patient's clinical condition and medical requirements during transfer. The guidelines aim to: 1) improve patient and staff safety during transport, 2) minimize the occurrence of adverse events during transport, 3) ensure that accompanying staff are trained for and skilled in transfer and retrieval medicine and 4) encourage optimal utilisation of available competencies without unnecessarily draining hospital resources...
April 26, 2010: Ugeskrift for Laeger
Richard Easty, Nikolay Nikolov
MOTIVATION: The online resources in the life sciences are characterized by a great fragmentation and one of the pressing issues of bioinformatics is making the integration of these resources a smoother and more flexible process than it is currently. Here we present i-cite, a browser extension, which implements a client-side model of integration which improves the navigation within the rapidly increasing life science literature and links terms from it to corresponding non-textual data...
December 1, 2009: Bioinformatics
Nandiran Ratnavel
Neonatal transport is a subspecialty within the field of neonatology. Transport services are developing rapidly in the United Kingdom (UK) with network demographics and funding patterns leading to a broad spectrum of service provision. Applying principles of clinical governance and safety to such a diverse landscape of transport services is challenging but finally receiving much needed attention. To understand issues of risk management associated with this branch of retrieval medicine one needs to look at the infrastructure of transport teams, arrangements for governance, risk identification, incident reporting, feedback and learning from experience...
August 2009: Early Human Development
François Gueyffier
In France, critical reading of articles, a major challenge in the training of future physicians, was integrated into the program of the next national qualifying examinations which, at the end of graduate medical studies, enable to rank medical students for the allocation of future post-graduate training posts. The critical objective statement underlines the urgent necessity of this new training. Moreover, it stresses the importance of a critical reading training rather than a critical analysis training as well as the dangers of confusing this course with medical publishing or writing...
January 20, 2009: La Revue du Praticien
Yu-Ching Fang, Hsuan-Cheng Huang, Hsin-Hsi Chen, Hsueh-Fen Juan
BACKGROUND: Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), a complementary and alternative medical system in Western countries, has been used to treat various diseases over thousands of years in East Asian countries. In recent years, many herbal medicines were found to exhibit a variety of effects through regulating a wide range of gene expressions or protein activities. As available TCM data continue to accumulate rapidly, an urgent need for exploring these resources systematically is imperative, so as to effectively utilize the large volume of literature...
2008: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Wei-Yu Fan, Yuan-Yuan Tong, Yan-Li Pan, Wen-Ling Shang, Jia-Yi Shen, Wei Li, Li-Jun Li
BACKGROUND: Traditional Chinese Medical (TCM) journals have been playing an important role in scholarly communication in China. However, the information in those periodicals was not enough for international readers. OBJECTIVE: This study aims to provide an overview of TCM journals in China. METHODS: TCM journals currently published in mainland China were identified from Chinese databases and journal subscription catalogs. Data on publication start year, publishing region, language, whether core journals, whether indexed in famous international databases, with/without accessible URL were investigated, and subjects of journals were categorized...
June 2008: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
Suryani Lukman, Yulan He, Siu-Cheung Hui
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has been actively researched through various approaches, including computational techniques. A review on basic elements of TCM is provided to illuminate various challenges and progresses in its study using computational methods. Information on various TCM formulations, in particular resources on databases of TCM formulations and their integration to Western medicine, are analyzed in several facets, such as TCM classifications, types of databases, and mining tools. Aspects of computational TCM diagnosis, namely inspection, auscultation, pulse analysis as well as TCM expert systems are reviewed in term of their benefits and drawbacks...
December 2007: Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
Yan Li, Shao Li, Ai-ping Lu
OBJECTIVE: To compare the clinical characteristics of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and Western medicine (WM) in diagnosing rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS: A total of 85 clinical RA related messages were enacted and classified into 5 sets as pathological locations, quantitative diagnosis, symptomatic descriptions, general status and environment factors. The respective frequency of their presence in the TCM or WM data sets for RA diagnosis collected from MEDLINE and China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI) were analyzed statistically by Chi-square test, and the relationship of some TCM diagnostic factors/conditions with the RA related biological factors was analyzed by co-occurrence-based literature approach of mining...
November 2006: Chinese Journal of Integrated Traditional and Western Medicine
S Hearns, P J Shirley
Retrieval and transfer of critically ill and injured patients is a high risk activity. Risk can be minimised with robust safety and clinical governance systems in place. This article describes the various governance systems that can be employed to optimise safety and efficiency in retrieval services. These include operating procedure development, equipment management, communications procedures, crew resource management, significant event analysis, audit and training.
December 2006: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
P J Shirley, S Hearns
It has been proposed that formalisation of training to encompass prehospital and retrieval medicine should be considered in the UK, using those currently involved in immediate care as the core providers of these services.(1) Although there is an overlap in some aspects of "prehospital" and "retrieval" medicine, there are some distinct differences, both in terms of the skill base and service provision required. Retrieval medicine is the term used to indicate the use of an expert team to assess, stabilise and transport patients with severe injury or critical illness...
December 2006: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
J Gibson, A Flabouris
Awareness is the spontaneous recall of an event(s) that occurred during general anaesthesia and surgery. The incidence of awareness is approximately 0.2% of cases where neuromuscular blockers are used and half that where they are omitted. The majority of data relating to awareness is from anaesthetic practice. We report a case of awareness associated with an out-of-hospital transportation of a critically ill patient requiring a medical escort (retrieval). We discuss the risk factors associated with awareness during retrieval, in particular the trend toward excessive administration of neuromuscular blockers, and the unique challenges for the prevention of awareness within the retrieval environment...
October 2006: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
Yasunori Yamamoto, Toshihisa Takagi
There is an urgent need for a system that facilitates surveys by biomedical researchers and the subsequent formulation of hypotheses based on the knowledge stored in literature. One approach is to cluster papers discussing a topic of interest and reveal its sub-topics that allow researchers to acquire an overview of the topic. We developed such a system called McSyBi. It accepts a set of citation data retrieved with PubMed and hierarchically and non-hierarchically clusters them based on the titles and the abstracts using statistical and natural language processing methods...
April 2007: Journal of Biomedical Informatics
M J Donald, B Paterson
End tidal carbon dioxide (ETCO2) monitoring is the non-invasive measurement of exhaled CO2. The Intensive Care Society guidelines include (ETCO2) monitoring as one of the objective standards required for monitoring patients in transport, and the American Heart Association recommends that all intubations must be confirmed by some form of ETCO2 measurement. The physiological principles and technology underlying ETCO2 measurement and the clinical indication for its use in the prehospital environment are reviewed...
September 2006: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
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