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PURPOSE The aim of this study was to systematically review the literature on the effect of statins on mortality in patients with infection and/or sepsis. MATERIALS AND METHODS MEDLINE, EMBASE, PapersFirst, and the Cochrane collaboration and the Cochrane Register of controlled trials were searched and were current as of December 2009. Randomized,(More)
MC Sophia Children’s Hospital, Rotterdam, the Netherlands (m.otten@erasmusmc .nl). Conflict of Interest Disclosures: The authors have completed and submitted the ICMJE Form for Disclosure of Potential Conflicts of Interest. Dr Otten reported receiving travel grants from Pfizer (formerly Wyeth); and serving as a consultant to Roche. Dr Prince reported(More)
Despite recent guidelines promoting online professionalism, consequences for specific violations by physicians have not been explored. In this article, the authors gauged consensus among state medical boards in the United States (response rate, 71%) about the likelihood of investigations for violations of online professionalism by using 10 hypothetical(More)
In this work we quantified the in vitro calibration relationships between high frequency electrical stimulation and GABA and glutamate release in both mature retinoic acid differentiated P19 neurons and immortalized embryonic cortical cells engineered to express glutamic acid decarboxylase, GAD65. Extracellular glutamate and GABA was quantified by 2D gas(More)
PURPOSE Little is known about the attrition of physicians trained in internal medicine (IM). The authors sought to examine career paths, disciplinary actions, and American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) certification status of IM residents. METHOD Three datasets were combined to study 66,881 residents in Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical(More)
INTRODUCTION In response to the need for physician education on proper opioid prescribing, the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) and the FSMB Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the FSMB, commissioned and distributed Responsible Opioid Use: A Physician's Guide to more than 165, 000 licensed physicians in the United States. The book, written by pain(More)
a School of Natural Resources, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Hardin Hall, 3310 Holdrege Street, Lincoln, NE 68583, USA College of Water Sciences, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875, China Department of Hydraulic and Water Resources Engineering, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Budapest, Hungary Department of Earth and Atmospheric(More)
During the summer of 1994, as part of the Careers in Science and Applied Technology (CAST) program, seven high school students and an elementary school teacher worked together to document the current pollution patterns on the Cathedral of Learning on the University of Pittsburgh campus. This report presents the results of their research in which they used(More)
BACKGROUND The American Board of Anesthesiology administers written and oral examinations for its primary certification. This retrospective cohort study tested the hypothesis that the risk of a disciplinary action against a physician's medical license is lower in those who pass both examinations than those who pass only the written examination. METHODS(More)
PURPOSE Physicians must pass the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) to obtain an unrestricted license to practice allopathic medicine in the United States. Little is known, however, about how well USMLE performance relates to physician behavior in practice, particularly conduct inconsistent with safe, effective patient care. The authors(More)
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