Functional Anatomy of the Pelvis and the Sacroiliac Joint

Functional Anatomy of the Pelvis and the Sacroiliac Joint

This step-by-step guide for assessing the pelvis and sacroiliac joint by respected bodywork specialist John Gibbons explores all aspects of this crucial area of the body and how it links within the kinetic chain system. Gibbons–a registered sports osteopath who specializes in the treatment and rehabilitation of sport-related injuries—provides detailed information about how to recognize […]

Characteristics of Personal Health Records: Findings of the Medical Library Association/National Library of Medicine Joint Electronic Personal Health Record Task Force (Report)

Characteristics of Personal Health Records: Findings of the Medical Library Association/National Library of Medicine Joint Electronic Personal Health Record Task Force (Report)

INTRODUCTION The idea of connecting medical librarians and quality health information resources with personal health record (PHR) consumers was the rationale behind the formation of the Medical Library Association (MLA)/ National Library of Medicine (NLM) Joint Electronic Personal Health Record Task Force. Among other tasks, the group was charged with identifying key providers of PHRs. […]

Linking Joint Commission Inpatient Core Measures and National Patient Safety Goals with Evidence.

Linking Joint Commission Inpatient Core Measures and National Patient Safety Goals with Evidence.

The Joint Commission’s core measures serve as a national, standardized performance measurement system providing assessments of care delivered in given focus areas (1-3). The current set of hospital-based Joint Commission core measures represents the results of a stepwise development process including input from multiple stakeholders (clinicians, hospitals, consumers, medical societies), a testing/validation phase, and alignment […]

Serum Nutrient Deficiencies in the Patient with Complex Temporomandibular Joint Problems.

Serum Nutrient Deficiencies in the Patient with Complex Temporomandibular Joint Problems.

This study evaluated serum nutrients in 23 patients who had previous Proplast/Teflon implants to their temporomandibular joints (TMJ) and continued to remain in chronic, severe, irresolvable pain despite subsequent surgical reconstruction. All of the patients were women, and their average age was 40.6 years (range, 28-55 years). Standard blood assays were performed for beta-carotene (vitamin […]

South African Dyslipidaemia Guideline Consensus Statement: A Joint Statement from the South African Heart Association (SA Heart) and the Lipid and Atherosclerosis Society of Southern Africa (Lassa) (Guideline) (Report)

South African Dyslipidaemia Guideline Consensus Statement: A Joint Statement from the South African Heart Association (SA Heart) and the Lipid and Atherosclerosis Society of Southern Africa (Lassa) (Guideline) (Report)

1. Introduction In 2003, the South African Heart Association (SA Heart) and the Lipid and Atherosclerosis Society of Southern Africa (LASSA) officially adopted the European Guidelines for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease (1) to replace the South African Lipid Guidelines published in 2000. (2) The European document has recently been updated with the publication of […]

Complete Medical Guide for Disease Volume XV; Joint Replacement

Complete Medical Guide for Disease Volume XV; Joint Replacement

Replacement arthroplasty [from Greek arthron, joint, limb, articulate, + -plassein, to form, mould, forge, feign, make an image of], or joint replacement surgery, is a procedure of orthopedic surgery in which the arthritic or dysfunctional joint surface is replaced with an orthopedic prosthesis. Joint replacement is considered as a treatment when severe joint pain or […]