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New biochemical markers of risk of Coronary Heart Disease (CHD)

A Presentation exploring the possible new biomarkers of CHD risk  
Chris Pearce
about 10 years ago
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Water and sanitation and their impact on health

Short presentation explaining the basics of water and sanitation and why the health community should be concerned with these issues  
Hannah Barton
almost 10 years ago
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Innovative Programme Elements Add Value to a FAIMER Regional Institute Faculty Development Fellowship Model in Southern Africa

The Foundation for the Advancement of Medical Education and Research (FAIMER) is a US-based non-profit organisation committed to improving health professions education to improve global health. FAIMER traditionally offers a two year fellowship programme; 2 residential and 3 distance learning sessions and an education innovation project in the fellow’s home institution. The focus is on education methods, leadership/management, scholarship and the development of an international community of health professions educators. During the past 5 years, FAIMER has expanded the programme and established regional institutes in India[3], Brazil[1] and Southern Africa (SAFRI)[1]. We implemented the programme in Africa in 2008, introducing 5 innovations to the generic programme. SAFRI was created as an independent voluntary association to reflect the multinational intent of the programme. Aim of project To understand the impact of the innovations in the structure and implementation of the programme on its quality and the experience of the participants in it. Conclusions Faculty development programmes can significantly enhance their impact: Be sensitive to the local political climate Demonstrate wide ownership Focus on developing a community of practice Work within the professional time constraints of Fellows and faculty Maximise learning opportunities by linking to other scholarly activities  
Juanita Bezuidenhout
about 9 years ago
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Teaching public health in medical schools: a case study in three universities in Paraná - Brazil

Historically, different concepts of Public Health have influenced the specific teaching of this field of knowledge as well as medical education. The objective of this paper is to study the teaching of Public Health in medical schools, focusing on its structure and implications in curriculum design in three universities in Paraná - Brazil: State University of Londrina (UEL), Federal University of Paraná (UFPR) and the Positivo University (UnicenP). The research questions focused on the content of Public Health selected in their respective curricula, the teaching-learning relationships, program emphasis and the partnerships established with public health services. Qualitative research data collection from the perspective of key informants was carried out based on the analysis of pedagogical projects and on how they were effectively experienced. Eleven managers and 18 teachers were interviewed and 4 focus groups with students were developed in the three universities. Outcomes showed the presence of between 5% to 20% of Public Health themes in the course syllabi, depending on the teaching strategies used. However, they always appeared associated with academic issues strongly linked to health services, which were strengthened by the local development of the Comprehensive Health Care System in the two cities, Curitiba and Londrina in which studies were carried out. Public Health is present and very relevant in the curriculum required for doctors’ qualification regardless of the characteristics of the university studied, the bureaucratic and academic course structures and the different methods for hiring teachers. Besides not being a main articulator axis in two of the medical courses studied, Public Health provides the necessary balance for the technical dimension of medical knowledge, represented by the awareness of the challenges and commitment to the reality. On the contrary, because of the complexity of medical education, the strong presence of Public Health in the other medical course studied not necessarily guarantees the ideal qualification of the medical professional.  
João Campos
almost 9 years ago
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INFLUENCE OF DIETARY FACTOR IN STUDENT PERFORMANCE

Introduction Nutrition during adolescence is of great importance in the quality of life and in school performance. In our society, eating habits are changing due to socio-cultural and family factors, new ideas about self-image and a global food culture. Data published in the National Health Survey (ENSANUT 2006), suggest that excess weight in adolescents between 12 and 19 years, has a national average of 31.9% in Mexico. One in 3 teens have excessive weight in our country. Several studies suggest that foods high in energy density and large portions of food, increase energy consumption and hence weight gain. Bottled soft drinks currently consumed, contribute to the epidemic of obesity and type II diabetes in Mexico. The intake of energy from these drink, represent 21% of the total energy consumption in Mexican adolescents. This, added to the energy from the diet, both contribute to these epidemics. Therefore, the adoption of patterns of consumption of healthy food and drinks for adolescents should be a priority for the population, since a well-balanced diet positively affects the physical and intellectual development of adolescents.  
katy torres
almost 9 years ago
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Focus On: Emergency Ultrasound For Deep Vein Thrombosis

Ultrasound is a sensitive and specific tool for the assessment of patients presenting with symptoms suggestive of lower extremity DVT.  
American College Of Emergency Medicine
about 8 years ago
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Focus On: The Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act

EMTALA imposes specific obligations on Medicare-participating hospitals that offer emergency services.  
American College Of Emergency Medicine
about 8 years ago
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Focus On: Emergency Airway Management in the Pregnant Patient

Airway management in the care of the gravid patient is well within the scope of emergency medicine practice. However, it is a little explored topic in the emergency medicine literature.  
American College Of Emergency Medicine
about 8 years ago
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Focus On: Community-Acquired MRSA

Rational management of community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus can be challenging because the approaches used to evaluate and treat such infections remain quite variable nationwide.  
American College Of Emergency Medicine
about 8 years ago
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Suicide Risk

<p>Suicide risk assessment in the emergency department.</p <p>An interview with Jeff Young, MD.</p <p>&nbsp;</p <p>Here's the link to the 'famous awake intubation video'</p <p>that will be one of the topics on the next episode</p <p>&nbsp;</p <p><a title="Link to awake intubation video" href="http://blog.emcrit.org/misc/awake-intub-video/" target="_blank">http://blog.emcrit.org/misc/awake-intub-video/</a></p>  
Rob Orman, MD
about 8 years ago
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Radiation Injury / Nuclear MCI

The US government last week released a report that the threat of a nuclear device used in an act of terrorism is high in the next couple of years. In this episode we discuss the some concepts of the medical care required to those exposed to radiation as well as blast injuries. I hope this is information that none of you will ever need.  
Jeffrey S. Guy, MD, FACS
about 8 years ago
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Hemoglobin Based Blood Substitutes: Increased Morbidity and Mortality

In this week's <em>Journal of the American Medical Association</em> a meta-analysis was published that concluded that use of hemoglobin based blood substitutes result in an increased morbidity and mortality.&nbsp; Included in the same journal is an editorial critical of the method the research has been regulated by the US FDA.&nbsp;&nbsp;  
Jeffrey S. Guy, MD, FACS
about 8 years ago
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Expert Round Table on Bulky Unresectable Stage IIIB NSCLC and the Outer Limits of Curative Intent (audio)

<p <p>Case discussion with Drs. George Blumenschein of MD Anderson and Walter Curran of Emory University, reviewing concerns about risks of aggressive treatment of bulky locally advanced NSCLC and potential management strategies.</p </p>  
Howard (Jack) West, MD
about 8 years ago
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Expert Round Table on Bulky Unresectable Stage IIIB NSCLC and the Outer Limits of Curative Intent (video)

<p <p>Case discussion with Drs. George Blumenschein of MD Anderson and Walter Curran of Emory University, reviewing concerns about risks of aggressive treatment of bulky locally advanced NSCLC and potential management strategies.</p </p>  
Howard (Jack) West, MD
about 8 years ago
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Interview with Dr. Kristin Manning, Part 1: Screening, Workup, and Follow-Up of Lung Cancer (audio)

<p><span style="font-family: arial, sans, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; white-space: pre-wrap;">Dr. Kristin Manning, expert radiologist at Seattle Radiology, discusses work on lung cancer screening, the features of a pulmonary nodule that raise and lower suspicion for lung cancer, and other aspects of initial and follow-up imaging for lung cancer.</span></p>  
Howard (Jack) West, MD
about 8 years ago
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Interview with Dr. Kristin Manning, Part 1: Screening, Workup, and Follow-Up of Lung Cancer (video)

<p><span style="font-family: arial, sans, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; white-space: pre-wrap;">Dr. Kristin Manning, expert radiologist at Seattle Radiology, discusses work on lung cancer screening, the features of a pulmonary nodule that raise and lower suspicion for lung cancer, and other aspects of initial and follow-up imaging for lung cancer.</span></p>  
Howard (Jack) West, MD
about 8 years ago
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Six Life-Threatening Obstetrical Emergencies

Topics Today I’ll review the obstetrical symptoms of vaginal bleeding, decreased fetal movement, contractions, fluid loss, headache, and that ominous catch-all, “I just don’t feel very well. What these all have in common, is that they are common, usually innocent, and occasionally life-threatening. The other thing they all have in common is that they are a [...]  
Mike Hughey, MD
about 8 years ago
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Black Box Warnings: Implications for Clinical Practice, Antidepressants, and Suicide, Part 2: Activation, Agitation, and Mania: Symptoms or Antidepressant Side Effects?

The podcast series titled "Black Box Warnings: Implications for Clinical Practice, Antidepressants, and Suicide" is divided into three parts. In Part 2, Drs. Sid Zisook and Stephen Stahl discuss potential side effects of antidepressants that may be related to increased risk for suicidality, and the evidence for increased risk with antidepressants in different age groups.  
Neuroscience Education Institute
about 8 years ago
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The Reality of ADHD in Adults: Comorbidities in ADHD

"Comorbidities in ADHD" elaborates on the different comorbidities present in children and adults with ADHD, and discusses how to best treat them.  
Neuroscience Education Institute
about 8 years ago