The Predisposing Factors, Biological Markers, Neuroimaging Techniques and Medical Complications Associated with Alzheimer's Disease (Scientific Article: Special Issue) (Disease/Disorder Overview)

The Predisposing Factors, Biological Markers, Neuroimaging Techniques and Medical Complications Associated with Alzheimer’s Disease (Scientific Article: Special Issue) (Disease/Disorder Overview)

The concept and terminology of dementia is changing. There is a proposal in DSM-V which will be published in the next few years to eliminate the word “dementia” and “mild cognitive disorder” and replace the diagnoses with minor and major neurocognitive disorders. (1) Over time, practitioners have recognized that pure Alzheimer’s dementia is not as […]

Medical Management of Opioid Dependence in South Africa.

Medical Management of Opioid Dependence in South Africa.

Medical practitioners in South Africa are increasingly confronted with requests to treat patients with opioid use disorders. Many do not possess the required knowledge and skills to deal with these patients effectively. This overview of the medical treatment of opioid dependence was compiled by an elected working group of doctors working in the field of […]

Medical Isotope Production Without Highly Enriched Uranium

Medical Isotope Production Without Highly Enriched Uranium

This book is the product of a congressionally mandated study to examine the feasibility of eliminating the use of highly enriched uranium (HEU2) in reactor fuel, reactor targets, and medical isotope production facilities. The book focuses primarily on the use of HEU for the production of the medical isotope molybdenum-99 (Mo-99), whose decay product, technetium-99m3 […]

Whole System Research of Naturopathy and Medical Herbalism for Improving Mood and Reducing Anxiety (Clinical Report)

Whole System Research of Naturopathy and Medical Herbalism for Improving Mood and Reducing Anxiety (Clinical Report)

Whole system research of naturopathy and medical herbalism Clinical trials using isolated herbal or nutritional compounds have been increasingly conducted over recent years, however study of the actual practice of naturopathy or medical herbalism has surprisingly only recently been explored in three treatment studies. These trials involved the treatment of temporomandibular disorders (Ritenbaugh 2008), anxiety […]

Assisting Victims of Sexual Offences: Ensuring a Professional Service by the Saps--How It Affects Medical Practitioners (Medicine and the Law) (South African Police Service)

Assisting Victims of Sexual Offences: Ensuring a Professional Service by the Saps–How It Affects Medical Practitioners (Medicine and the Law) (South African Police Service)

The Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment Act (1) (SOA Act) requires the National Commissioner of Police to publish a National Instruction (the Instruction) to ensure that the South African Police Service (SAPS) provide a professional service to assist victims of sexual offences. (2) This has been issued (3) and defines medical practitioners […]

Handling Investigations of the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners (Medicolegal Issues)

Handling Investigations of the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners (Medicolegal Issues)

The Texas State Board of Medical Examiners (TSBME) has the authority to investigate its licensees, including physicians, to determine whether the Medical Practice Act (“the Act”) has been violated (1). Violations of the Act include practice inconsistent with public health and welfare generally a failure to act in accordance with the standard of care), unprofessional […]