A Validated Search Assessment Tool: Assessing Practice-Based Learning and Improvement in a Residency Program (Report)

A Validated Search Assessment Tool: Assessing Practice-Based Learning and Improvement in a Residency Program (Report)

INTRODUCTION The acquisition of strong information-searching skills is one of the many building blocks upon which medical knowledge and clinical skills are built. The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) has listed practice-based learning and improvement (PBLI) as a core competency, defining PBLI as the ability to (1) investigate and evaluate the care of […]

Assessing Menopausal Status in Women Aged 40-49 Using Depot-Medroxyprogesterone Acetate, Norethisterone Enanthate Or Combined Oral Contraception (Original Articles) (Report)

Assessing Menopausal Status in Women Aged 40-49 Using Depot-Medroxyprogesterone Acetate, Norethisterone Enanthate Or Combined Oral Contraception (Original Articles) (Report)

Determining the onset of menopause in older users of hormonal injectable contraceptives depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA) and norethisterone enanthate (NET-EN) can be challenging. These contraceptive methods may mask menopausal symptoms such as amenorrhoea, which is a common side-effect of the method itself and increases in incidence over length of time used. (1) DMPA has been […]

Assessing the Medical Risks of Human Oocyte Donation for Stem Cell Research

Assessing the Medical Risks of Human Oocyte Donation for Stem Cell Research

It is widely understood that stem cell treatments have the potential to revolutionize medicine. Because of this potential, in 2004 California voters approved Proposition 71 to set up a 10-year, $3 billion program to fund research on stem cells. Under the direction of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, this program will pay to build […]

Refresher Training on Maternal and Child Health for Urban Community Health Volunteers: Assessing Knowledge and Skills (Original Work)

Refresher Training on Maternal and Child Health for Urban Community Health Volunteers: Assessing Knowledge and Skills (Original Work)

ABSTRACT: Refresher training is given to the health volunteers/workers for updating and upgrading the knowledge & skills to deliver comprehensive and integrated services and to increase female involvement in the healthcare delivery system and also to develop selfhelp mechanisms at the community & family level. This study was carried out to understand the effect of […]

Assessing Medical Preparedness to Respond to a Terrorist Nuclear Event

Assessing Medical Preparedness to Respond to a Terrorist Nuclear Event

A nuclear attack on a large U.S. city by terrorists–even with a low-yield improvised nuclear device (IND) of 10 kilotons or less–would cause a large number of deaths and severe injuries. The large number of injured from the detonation and radioactive fallout that would follow would be overwhelming for local emergency response and health care […]

Assessing Print and Electronic Use of Reference/Core Medical Textbooks (Brief Communications) (Report)

Assessing Print and Electronic Use of Reference/Core Medical Textbooks (Brief Communications) (Report)

INTRODUCTION One of the earliest lists of recommended medical texts for libraries was Brandon’s biennial “Selected List of Print Books and Journals for the Small Medical Library” (later referred to as the Brandon/Hill list), which supported the concept of a “core” collection of essential medical texts [1]. This well-respected list became a standard collection development […]

Assessing Fitness for Military Enlistment

Assessing Fitness for Military Enlistment

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) faces short-term and long-term challenges in selecting and recruiting an enlisted force to meet personnel requirements associated with diverse and changing missions. The DoD has established standards for aptitudes/abilities, medical conditions, and physical fitness to be used in selecting recruits who are most likely to succeed in their jobs […]