Professional Turnover in Academic Health Sciences Libraries: A One-Year Study (Brief Communications) (Report)

Professional Turnover in Academic Health Sciences Libraries: A One-Year Study (Brief Communications) (Report)

INTRODUCTION The library at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport (LSUHSC-S) had a professional staff of fifteen when one librarian retired in January 2007. Prior to his departure, the last professional vacancy had occurred three years earlier when three librarians left at the same time, two for library positions elsewhere and one […]

Academic Health Sciences Library Research Support (Brief Communications) (Report)

Academic Health Sciences Library Research Support (Brief Communications) (Report)

INTRODUCTION On September 3, 2003, the Medical Library Association adopted a policy statement on the role of expert searching in health sciences libraries. The policy highlighted the need for more thorough literature searching following the unfortunate death of a healthy research volunteer in a clinical trial that might have been prevented by a more complete […]

Cardiac Disease in Pregnancy: A 4-Year Audit at Pretoria Academic Hospital (Original Articles) (Clinical Report)

Cardiac Disease in Pregnancy: A 4-Year Audit at Pretoria Academic Hospital (Original Articles) (Clinical Report)

Background. Pre-existing medical disease constitutes one of the five major causes of maternal death in South Africa. Increasing numbers of women with heart disease reach adulthood as a result of advances in diagnoses and treatment of heart disease in childhood. Objective. To assess the profile of cardiac disease and the maternal and fetal outcome of […]

Quality of Cause of Death Certification at an Academic Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa (Original Articles) (Report)

Quality of Cause of Death Certification at an Academic Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa (Original Articles) (Report)

South Africa has a well-established system for vital registration and collection of mortality statistics, but is challenged by under-reporting of death statistics, particularly in rural areas and of young children. (1) The quality of medical certification and misclassification of causes of death are also of concern. (2-5) Errors could result from difficulties in clinical diagnosis, […]