Standards & Guidelines for Medical Fitness Center Facilities Second Edition

Standards & Guidelines for Medical Fitness Center Facilities Second Edition

The best way to set your facility apart is by achieving the MFA Facility Certification. With a focus on medically sound prevention and rehabilitation programs, medical fitness centers play an essential role in the health and wellness of those individuals that they serve. The MFA Facility Certification process is an important step toward ensuring that […]

Filipino Nurses at Baylor University Medical Center: Personal Recollections.

Filipino Nurses at Baylor University Medical Center: Personal Recollections.

A nationwide shortage of nurses in the early 1970s led Baylor University Medical Center (BUMC) to seek innovative ways to recruit and retain the numbers of qualified and committed nurses required. Baylor was a leader in developing and implementing the two-days alternative, or Baylor plan. Preceptorships and externships were developed. A day care center was […]

Clostridium Difficile-Associated Diarrhea in a Tertiary Care Medical Center (Clinical Report)

Clostridium Difficile-Associated Diarrhea in a Tertiary Care Medical Center (Clinical Report)

Outbreaks of Clostridium difficile–associated diarrhea (CDAD) have been reported in acute care as well as long-term care facilities (1, 2). Disruption of the normal gut flora allows colonization with C. difficile (3). C. difficile colonization in adult patients may increase by 10% to 30% during hospitalization, but not all patients will develop disease. Known risk […]

The History of Institutional Ethics at Baylor University Medical Center.

The History of Institutional Ethics at Baylor University Medical Center.

The discipline of clinical medical ethics guides both the moral stance of the total institution as well as the specific ethical decisions of physicians, nurses, and other health care providers. None would quarrel with the fact that a health care institution as a caring entity must have an ethical stance. This is made necessary by […]

Free Muscle Flap Reconstructions Using Interpositional Vein Grafts Vs. Local Anastomosis: A 5-Year Experience at a Rural Tertiary Care Center (Scientific Article) (Clinical Report)

Free Muscle Flap Reconstructions Using Interpositional Vein Grafts Vs. Local Anastomosis: A 5-Year Experience at a Rural Tertiary Care Center (Scientific Article) (Clinical Report)

Introduction The primary goal in any patient is to return him or her to as normal a life as possible after repair of injury. The ability to cover tissue defects has greatly helped to fulfill this goal. The use of muscle, myocutaneous, fasciocutaneous, or bowel free flaps is well established as a means for reconstructing […]

Pediatric Urinary Tract Infections in a Tertiary Care Center from North India (Report)

Pediatric Urinary Tract Infections in a Tertiary Care Center from North India (Report)

Paediatric urinary tract infections (UTI) are associated with high morbidity and long term complications like renal scarring, hypertension, and chronic renal failure. A cause of occult febrile illness in up to 5 per cent of young children often remains undiagnosed (1), documented in cases associated with vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) (2). Gram negative enteric bacilli, especially […]