Type 2 Diabetes: Treatment Strategies for Optimal Care

The purpose of this course is to provide physicians with the information necessary to develop treatment regimens associated with optimal adherence and provide adequate patient education, counseling, and support. In addition, members of the public may use this course...

After Cancer Care

After the intense experience and range of emotion that comes with surgery, radiation, or chemotherapy (or all three), cancer patients often find themselves with little or no guidance when it comes to their health post-treatment. After Cancer Care is...

The Physician Assistant Trauma and Point of Wounding Care

OVERVIEW: The Army offers well qualified officers, warrant officers, enlisted soldiers, and ROTC Cadets an incredible educational opportunity to become a Physician Assistant (PA) through the Interservice Physician Assistant Program (IPAP) located at the AMEDD Center & School, Fort...

Back Care Basics

Back Care Basics offers the low-cost solution for back care in the new millennium: therapeutic yoga. Dr. Schatz’s approach to back rehabilitation is gentle, effective, and doesn’t resort to drugs or surgery. Her program encourages both positive health practices...

Intensive Care

New York Times WellBlog regular contributor, Danielle Ofri has been praised for turning the triumphs and trials of medicine into riveting and compassionate stories. This e-book exclusive edition offers 98 pages of her best work.   This eBook original...

The Real Costs of American Health Care

A Vintage Shorts Original Selection   Despite all attempts to make it otherwise, the American health care system remains arcane, bloated, inefficient, and damaging to our health. We pay high premiums, endure exorbitant out-of-pocket costs, see little to no...

Dr. Jensen’s Guide to Better Bowel Care

Based on 60 years of patient studies, Dr. Jensen’s Guide to Better Bowel Care gives you all the information you need to improve and monitor your gut health.  Inlcuding charts, photos, and Dr. Jensen’s decades of expertise, this classic...

The Best Care Possible

A palliative care doctor on the front lines of hospital care illuminates one of the most important and controversial ethical issues of our time on his quest to transform care through the end of life. It is harder to...

Confessions of a Corporate Insider: Why Big Business Opposes Market-Based Medical Care.

In 1955, the president of General Motors, Charles Wilson, made this famous remark at a Senate hearing: “What’s good for the country is good for General Motors, and vice versa.” Now, 51 years later, what’s good for General Motors...

Who Killed Neil Beagley?(Medical Care Decision Making Authority and Religion)

NEIL BEAGLEY DIED LAST JUNE in Oregon. He had a urinary tract blockage that could have been corrected by a fairly simple catheterization. It wasn’t corrected though, because Nell’s parents had taught him that God, not man, should cure...

Denver Health Medical Center Handbook Of Surgical Critical Care: The Practice And The Evidence

As surgical critical care continues to evolve, this handbook provides the framework for the surgical intensivist, and focuses specifically on the surgical considerations encountered in the care of the critically ill patient. Drawing from decades of experience at one...

Medical Futility and End-Of-Life Care (Original Articles)

Acceptance of the concept of medical futility facilitates a paradigm shift from curative to palliative medicine, accommodating a more humane approach and avoiding unnecessary suffering in the course of the dying process. This should not be looked upon as...

The Impact of a Literature Consult Service on Geriatric Clinical Care and Training in Falls Prevention (Report)

INTRODUCTION The importance of developing effective health care programs and services for elderly persons in the United States is increasing at warp speed due to significant projected growth in the size of this demographic in the near future. According...

Prevalence of Drug-Drug Interactions of Antiretroviral Agents in the Private Health Care Sector in South Africa.

Objectives. Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection can be effectively treated with highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART), requiring concomitant administration of three to four different agents, often with a high potential for drug-drug interactions (DDIs). This study aimed to determine...

Standing in the Gap: The Primary Care Physician and Alzheimer’s Disease (Scientific Article: Special Issue) (Disease/Disorder Overview)

Introduction An astonishing volume of material has been published about Alzheimer’s disease in recent years. Typing the word “Alzheimer’s” into Google will reward you with 13,600,000 “results” in 0.15 seconds, and a PubMed search of the same instantly yields...

Hospital Librarians’ Perceptions Related to Evidence-Based Health Care (Brief Communications) (Report)

INTRODUCTION According to the 2006 needs assessment conducted by the Hospital Libraries Section (HLS) of the Medical Library Association (MLA), 30.4% of the members responding to the assessment considered evidence-based medicine (EBM) the most important issue they would face...

Pattern and Obstetric Risk Factors of Severe Acute Maternal Morbidity (SAMM) and Maternal Death in Tertiary Care Hospital Karachi (Report)

Byline: Syed Rabia, RuminaTabbasum, Fouzia Perveen, Arif Ali and Reeta ABSTRACT

Dose Adjustment–an Important Issue in Critical Care (Clinical Knowledge)

ABSTRACT: There is at times marked variability in drug responsiveness especially in critically ill patients admitted in the Intensive care units. In order to obtain therapeutic effectiveness with in pharmacokinetic parameters related to therapeutic dose, it is always desirable...

Isolation of Legionella Pneumophila from Clinical & Environmental Sources in a Tertiary Care Hospital (Report)

Legionella pneumophila and other members of genus Legionella are Gram negative bacteria that are ubiquitous in both natural aquatic and moist soil environment (1,2), and in artificial aquatic habitats(3). Human infection with Legionella has two distinct forms- Legionnaires’ disease,...

Prospective Analysis of Nosocomial Infections in a Burn Care Unit, Turkey (Report)

Infection is the most common cause of death following burn injury. Burn patients are at a high risk for infection as a result of the nature of the burn injury itself, the immunocompromising effects of burns, prolonged hospital stays,...