The Integration of Clerkships: Wvu's Innovative Approach to Curriculum Delivery at a Regional Campus (Scientific Article) (Report)

The Integration of Clerkships: Wvu’s Innovative Approach to Curriculum Delivery at a Regional Campus (Scientific Article) (Report)

Introduction The American Association of American Medical Colleges has recommended a 30% increase in medical student enrollment by 2015 to address a major physician shortage within the next decade. Accordingly, many medical schools are forming regional clinical campuses to meet class size expansion goals. (1) Regional campuses are characteristically smaller and yield relatively more community-based […]

Helicobacter Pylori Vaccine: Mucosal Adjuvant & Delivery Systems.

Helicobacter Pylori Vaccine: Mucosal Adjuvant & Delivery Systems.

Vaccination, especially mucosal vaccination, is considered to be effective in the management of Helicobacter pylori infections. However, most antigens alone cannot induce immune responses when administered mucosally and need to be co-administered with adjuvants or delivery, systems. The current research on the mucosal adjuvant and delivery systems of vaccine against H. pylori, including advantages and […]

Expanding Services in a Shrinking Economy: Desktop Document Delivery in a Dental School Library (Report)

Expanding Services in a Shrinking Economy: Desktop Document Delivery in a Dental School Library (Report)

INTRODUCTION Library patrons have come to expect electronic access to full-text articles and books. Libraries have responded to the current expectation by increasing access through subscriptions, journal back-file purchases, and acquisition of e-book collections. Additional access to materials is made possible through sharing agreements and interlibrary loan (ILL) transactions with other libraries. An increasingly popular […]

Risks for Preterm Delivery and Low Birth Weight are Independently Increased by Severity of Maternal Anaemia (Original Articles) (Report)

Risks for Preterm Delivery and Low Birth Weight are Independently Increased by Severity of Maternal Anaemia (Original Articles) (Report)

Anaemia is the most widespread nutritional disorder in the world, affecting 30% of the global population, and is even more prevalent among pregnant women. Massawe et al. showed that 65% of pregnant women attending antenatal clinics in Dar es Salaam were anaemic; (1) this constitutes a public health problem that requires attention. Anaemia has a […]

Mental Health Service Delivery in South Africa from 2000 to 2010: One Step Forward, One Step Back (Original Articles) (Report)

Mental Health Service Delivery in South Africa from 2000 to 2010: One Step Forward, One Step Back (Original Articles) (Report)

In 2000, Rita Thorn published a systematic review of mental health services research in southern Africa, conducted from 1967 to 1999. (1) The review suggested a need to shift from centralised institutional care, which characterised apartheid South Africa, towards decentralised, integrated and community-based services provided within a human rights framework. The use of trained non-specialists […]