Sero Diagnosis of Legionella Infection in Community Acquired Pneumonia (Report)

Sero Diagnosis of Legionella Infection in Community Acquired Pneumonia (Report)

Legionnaire’s disease is acute pneumonia caused by Legionella spp., which are responsible for 2-5 per cent of community acquired pneumonia (CAP) (1). Patients are infected by inhalation of aerosols containing Legionella species or by aspiration of water contaminated with Legionella species. Over 90 per cent of Legionnaire’s disease cases are caused by Legionella pneumophila, of […]

A Survey of Hypertensive Practices at Two Community Health Centres in Cape Town (Clinical Report)

A Survey of Hypertensive Practices at Two Community Health Centres in Cape Town (Clinical Report)

Background. Control of hypertension remains an elusive goal, but doctors’ non-compliance with guidelines, patient attitudes and adherence to treatment, and poor delivery of care at clinics are important contributing factors. Objectives. To determine the overall quality of hypertensive care, and compliance with current hypertension guidelines at community health centres (CHCs) in the Western Cape.

Incidental Pheochromocytoma: Fifteen-Year Experience at a Community Hospital (Scientific Article) (Clinical Report)

Incidental Pheochromocytoma: Fifteen-Year Experience at a Community Hospital (Scientific Article) (Clinical Report)

Abstract Background: Pheochromocytoma is a well-recognized neuroendocrine tumor. Classical symptoms are well described, but recent studies have suggested that many patients are diagnosed incidentally. No studies have evaluated incidental pheochromocytoma with respect to year of diagnosis. Methods: A retrospective study was performed from January 1992- November 2006 to evaluate the frequency of incidental pheochromocytoma. Patients […]

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 […]

Response of a Community Hospital in West Virginia to the Medical Malpractice Crisis (Fellow PROJECT)

Response of a Community Hospital in West Virginia to the Medical Malpractice Crisis (Fellow PROJECT)

ORGANIZATIONAL INFORMATION The organization referred to in this report is a for-profit hospital that is part of a large for-profit healthcare chain. The hospital was originally founded by a Catholic bishop who engaged a religious congregation of women to operate the hospital. The hospital operated for 82 years as a Catholic not-for-profit facility until 1995, […]

Gaining Momentum: At RSNA 2009, the Medical Imaging Community Began the Slow Climb out of a Bleak Year (Technology Trends) (Report)

Gaining Momentum: At RSNA 2009, the Medical Imaging Community Began the Slow Climb out of a Bleak Year (Technology Trends) (Report)

Communication of radiologic results and X-ray dose reduction strategies took center stage at the 95th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). Held from Nov. 29 to Dec. 4, 2009 at McCormick Place, in Chicago, IL, the annual meeting conveyed a sense of hope as the medical imaging community […]