Switching Time

Switching Time

“[A]n absorbing journey through a psychiatrist’s dauntingly challenging first case of multiple personality disorder–from the beginning of therapy to stable integration and recovery.” — Colin Ross, author of Multiple Personality Order and The Osiris Complex In 1989, Karen Overhill walks into psychiatrist Richard Baer’s office seeking help for her depression and a persistent memory problem: […]

Biotyping of Vibrio Cholerae O1: Time to Redefine the Scheme (Review Article) (Report)

Biotyping of Vibrio Cholerae O1: Time to Redefine the Scheme (Review Article) (Report)

Considering the recent emergence of “hybrid biotype” and “El Tor variant”, we propose to redefine the biotyping scheme for Vibrio cholerae O1 serogroup. The existing biotyping scheme has limitations and causes confusion as many of the hybrid biotype and El Tor variant strains have phenotypic and genetic changes. A revised biotyping scheme will play a […]

Clinical Judgement & Evidence-Based Medicine: Time for Reconciliation (Report)

Clinical Judgement & Evidence-Based Medicine: Time for Reconciliation (Report)

Clinicians in the traditional mold, and more recently trained physicians who subscribe to the tenets of evidence-based medicine (EBM), often hold diametrically opposite viewpoints when making patient management decisions. These differences of opinion often appear irreconcilable and cause considerable animosity between otherwise well-intentioned professionals. Arguments are designed to pit the nebulous notion of “clinical judgment” […]

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, […]

The  Time is Now

The Time is Now

It’s Scrub nurse Jane Cabot’s twenty-ninth birthday and she would like to be married before she is thirty. Her life is full – theatre nurse, Samaritan’s Counsellor, choir member, hockey player – but so far she has not found the right man. Could the new anaesthetist David Kershaw be the one? He’s a good worker, […]