A Centralized Practice-Based Learning and Improvement Curriculum for Residents and Fellows: A Collaboration of Health Sciences Librarians and Graduate Medical Education Administration (Brief COMMUNICATIONS)

A Centralized Practice-Based Learning and Improvement Curriculum for Residents and Fellows: A Collaboration of Health Sciences Librarians and Graduate Medical Education Administration (Brief COMMUNICATIONS)

INTRODUCTION Health sciences librarians have been involved in the education of medical residents and fellows for many years, traditionally providing orientation to library resources or refreshers on MEDLINE searching [1-4]. With the increased focus on evidence-based medicine (EBM) in residency education, health sciences librarians have found a natural partnership in teaching EBM search skills in […]

Safe Handling and Administration of Blood Components: Review of Practical Concepts.

Safe Handling and Administration of Blood Components: Review of Practical Concepts.

Successful transfusion therapy depends on providing each patient who needs a transfusion with the right blood component, at the right time, and for the right reason. To achieve the foregoing goal, each step in the process of blood transfusion, starting with the physician who orders a transfusion to the actual administration of the ordered components, […]

Effect of Oral Administration of Freshly Pressed Juice of Echinacea Purpurea on the Number of Various Subpopulations of B- and T-Lymphocytes in Healthy Volunteers: Results of a Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Cross-over Study**.

Effect of Oral Administration of Freshly Pressed Juice of Echinacea Purpurea on the Number of Various Subpopulations of B- and T-Lymphocytes in Healthy Volunteers: Results of a Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Cross-over Study**.

Abstract Background: In a recent double-blind placebo-controlled crossover-study the “immune stimulatory” effects (activation of macrophages leading to enhanced phagocytosis and production of several cytokines) of Echinacea purpurea preparations (EPP) which were observed in vitro experiments and following parenteral administration could not be confirmed following oral application of the drug in healthy volunteers. The aim of […]