Synthesis of Informatics Literature to Support Institutional Policy Statement Development (Report)

Synthesis of Informatics Literature to Support Institutional Policy Statement Development (Report)

INTRODUCTION The Journal of the Medical Library Association (JMLA) case study column provides health sciences librarians with information searching, retrieval, and filtering scenarios in various settings. In previous issues, cases in this series have explored specific patient-care complex questions from clinical teams [1] and best practices for departmental diagnostic decision making [2]. This issue’s case […]

Growth & Development of Indian Children Adopted in Sweden (Report)

Growth & Development of Indian Children Adopted in Sweden (Report)

Introduction Since the end of the 1960-ies, there have been around 1000-1500 international adoptions per year in Sweden. During the period 1969-2007 there have been 48094 children adopted in Sweden. Of these 6821 (14%) have come from India. During the peak years of adoption in the 1980-ies about 20-25 per cent of the arrivals each […]

Measurement of Functional Capacity Requirements of Police Officers to Aid in Development of an Occupation-Specific Cardiac Rehabilitation Training Program.

Measurement of Functional Capacity Requirements of Police Officers to Aid in Development of an Occupation-Specific Cardiac Rehabilitation Training Program.

Police work involves exposure to a broad range of emotionally harrowing incidents and is often cited as one of the most stressful occupations (1). Traumatic events such as shootings, severe motor vehicle accidents, and incidents involving the death of a child are all ranked as extremely stressful by law enforcement personnel (2-4). Given the overwhelming […]

So Many Filters, So Little Time: The Development of a Search Filter Appraisal Checklist (Report)

So Many Filters, So Little Time: The Development of a Search Filter Appraisal Checklist (Report)

INTRODUCTION Search filters are developed to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of searching and are typically created by identifying and combining search terms to retrieve records with a common feature [1]. Filters can be expert informed, research based, or a combination [1]. Information about the methods of filter development, along with the results of testing, […]

Advancing the Discipline of Regulatory Science for Medical Product Development

Advancing the Discipline of Regulatory Science for Medical Product Development

The field of endeavors known as “regulatory science” has grown out of the need to link and integrate knowledge within and among basic science research, clinical research, clinical medicine, and other specific scientific disciplines whose focus, aggregation, and ultimate implementation could inform biomedical product development and regulatory decision making. Substantial efforts have been devoted to […]