Postinjury Employment As a Surrogate for Functional Outcomes: A Quality Indicator for Trauma Systems (Report)

Postinjury Employment As a Surrogate for Functional Outcomes: A Quality Indicator for Trauma Systems (Report)

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a leading cause of death and disability in trauma patients, with approximately 2% of the US population (5.3 million) living with TBI-related functional deficits (1). So far, trauma centers have focused on risk-adjusted survival rates as a measure of their performance (2). Recently, there has been an increasing interest in […]

Endovascular Cerebral Aneurysm Treatment: Long-Term Outcomes (Original Articles) (Clinical Report)

Endovascular Cerebral Aneurysm Treatment: Long-Term Outcomes (Original Articles) (Clinical Report)

Endovascular treatment has been confirmed as the treatment of choice for intracranial berry aneurysms. (1) While initial doubts on the part of microvascular neurosurgeons were addressed by the International Subarachnoid Aneurysm trials, the durability and long-term efficacy of coiled aneurysms have been questioned. (1) A reason for this is the morphology that may be evident […]

Orotracheal Intubation in the NICU and Expressive Language Outcomes at 24-30 Months (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) (Report)

Orotracheal Intubation in the NICU and Expressive Language Outcomes at 24-30 Months (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) (Report)

Survivors of the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) have a higher prevalence of speech and language problems as compared to term babies; and those with prolonged respiratory support are most severely affected. The purpose of this study was (a) to investigate the relationship between the numbers of days of oral intubation and expressive language outcomes […]

Comparison of Communication Outcomes in Traditional Versus Simulation Strategies in Nursing and Medical Students (Teaching WITH TECHNOLOGY)

Comparison of Communication Outcomes in Traditional Versus Simulation Strategies in Nursing and Medical Students (Teaching WITH TECHNOLOGY)

AS PATIENT COMPLEXITY CONTINUES TO INCREASE AND CLINICAL FACILITY SPACE BECOMES TIGHTER, SIMULATION HAS EMERGED AS A STRATEGY TO ACHIEVE CURRICULAR COMPETENCIES IN BOTH NURSING AND MEDICINE. Studies comparing the effectiveness of simulation strategies versus traditional strategies are on the rise as educators embark upon this new approach to facilitating student learning. At the same […]

Graduate Medical Education Outcomes and Metrics

Graduate Medical Education Outcomes and Metrics

Graduate medical education (GME) is critical to the career development of individual physicians, to the functioning of many teaching institutions, and to the production of our physician workforce. However, recent reports have called for substantial reform of GME. The current lack of established GME outcome measures limits our ability to assess the impact of individual […]

Monitoring Cancer Patients for Best Outcomes (Report)

Monitoring Cancer Patients for Best Outcomes (Report)

Introduction Despite enormous amounts of money that are being funnelled into cancer research, both in Australia and in Western countries worldwide, the incidence of cancer is gradually increasing. This research money is predominantly being channelled into gene therapy and pharmaceutical treatments with significantly smaller amounts being utilised for dietary and lifestyle research. Overall: