Nasalance Measurements As Outcome Indices for Palatal Lift Management: Lift in Versus Lift out.

Nasalance Measurements As Outcome Indices for Palatal Lift Management: Lift in Versus Lift out.

Prosthetic management of velopharyngeal incompetence with a palatal lift is now advocated for patients who have structurally adequate but dysfunctional velopharyngeal mechanisms. Additional data are needed to examine the effectiveness of a palatal lift for the broad variety of patients who receive such management. The purpose of this research was to determine the degree of […]

Pathology Practice Management

Pathology Practice Management

The authors discuss useful tools and tricks of the trade in pathology practice management. In-depth chapters on coding and billing by nationally known consultant Dennis Padget will prepare you to evaluate coding and billing practices. Noted law experts Jane Pine Wood and Amelia Larsen, attorneys at McDonald Hopkins, highlight key issues in employment, insurance, and […]

Conflict Management, Prevention, And Resolution in Medical Settings. (Conflict Management).

Conflict Management, Prevention, And Resolution in Medical Settings. (Conflict Management).

CONFLICT MANAGEMENT IS especially difficult for physicians to embrace, because most of us are highly confrontation adverse. This is not hard to understand if you look at “typical” personality traits of physicians. According to Vaillant (1) and Gabbard (2), physicians tend to be compulsive, perfectionistic, guilt-prone, with an exaggerated sense of responsibility, limited emotional expressiveness […]

Medical Management of Neurosurgical Patients

Medical Management of Neurosurgical Patients

Emerging as a new sub-specialization within the hospitalist community, the neurosurgery hospitalist provides preoperative risk stratification, advises on managing pre- and postoperative complications, and helps doctors make decisions about when to involve specialists other than neurosurgeons. This collaborative approach to the neurosurgery patient has been shown to offer effective care since hospitalists can be better […]

Management Guidelines for Acute Infective Diarrhoea/Gastroenteritis in Infants (Guideline) (Report)

Management Guidelines for Acute Infective Diarrhoea/Gastroenteritis in Infants (Guideline) (Report)

Acute onset vomiting and diarrhoea is one of the most common illnesses of infancy. Caused by acute infection with a variety of viruses, bacteria and parasites, the condition is easily recognised by caregivers and is usually managed at home. Numerous traditional and folk remedies exist, owing to the common and well-recognised nature of the condition; […]

Management of Cryptoccocal Meningitis in Resource-Limited Settings: A Systematic Review (Scientific Letters) (Clinical Report)

Management of Cryptoccocal Meningitis in Resource-Limited Settings: A Systematic Review (Scientific Letters) (Clinical Report)

To the Editor: Cryptococcal meningitis (CM) remains a serious cause of mortality and morbidity in individuals infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The optimal treatment of CM is unknown. We conducted a systematic review to determine the best treatment for CM with an emphasis on resource-poor settings. Six studies met the inclusion criteria; none […]