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STUDY OBJECTIVES To assess current training methods in laparoscopic surgery employed in United States obstetrics and gynecology residency programs, level of proficiency in various minimally invasive surgery procedures amongst senior obstetrics and gynecology residents, and ways in which training in minimally invasive surgery can be improved. DESIGN Survey(More)
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)
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)
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)
The hospice at Mackay Memorial Hospital was established in February 1990. A group of team workers including physicians, nurses, social workers and the clergy were involved in this holistic care program for terminal cancer patients. Four hundred and seventy-nine patients were eligible for the program up to February 1993. Regarding duration of stay, 62.5% of(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)
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