Boyd F Richards

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PURPOSE In 2003, we described initial use of team-based learning (TBL) at 10 medical schools. The purpose of the present study was to review progress and understand factors affecting the use of TBL at these schools during the subsequent 2 years. METHODS Representatives from 10 schools evaluated in 2003 were again evaluated in 2005. They were interviewed(More)
BACKGROUND We implemented team learning, an instructional method that fosters small-group learning, in an evidence-based medicine (EBM) course. Our goal was to align instructional methods with EBM practices. DESCRIPTION Team learning provides an alternative to lectures in large-group settings. It involves out-of-class preparation followed by in-class(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aimed to establish documentation standards for medical education activities, beyond educational research, for academic promotion consistent with principles of excellence and scholarship. METHODS In 2006 a Consensus Conference on Educational Scholarship was convened by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Group on(More)
OBJECT Extracranial cerebrovascular injury is believed to be an important cause of neurological injury in patients who have suffered blunt trauma. The authors sought to determine the timing and mechanisms of ischemic stroke in patients who suffered traumatic cerebrovascular injury (TCVI). METHODS This is a prospective study of all patients with TCVI who(More)
AIM To evaluate the feasibility of this novel surgical approach for treatment of cervical discitis and vertebral osteomyelitis. MATERIAL AND METHODS This is a report of two patients who underwent anterior cervical decompression for discitis and vertebral osteomyelitis (DVO) with cervical spine reconstruction with polymethylmethacrylate impregnated with(More)
BACKGROUND Computed tomography perfusion (CTP) is a commonly used modality of neurophysiologic imaging to aid the selection of acute ischemic stroke patients for neuroendovascular intervention by identifying the presence of penumbra versus infarcted brain tissue. However many patients present with evidence of cerebral ischemia with normal CTP, and in that(More)
OBJECTIVE Post-procedure monitoring in a neurointensive care unit (NICU) after neurointerventional procedures is conventional at most centers. However, NICU resources are scarce and costly. The purpose of this study was to determine whether an intermediate care step-down unit could be a safe and cost-effective alternative to the NICU for patients after(More)
This longitudinal study compares the accuracy of self-assessments of 22 students across four examinations during their first 2 years of medical school. The four examinations used a similar short-essay format and covered many of the same basic science disciplines at similar levels of difficulty. Immediately after answering an average of 20 questions on each(More)
INTRODUCTION We aim to analyze the impact of annual hospital volume on outcomes of endovascular mechanical thrombectomy (EMT) for acute ischemic stroke (AIS). In the recent past, increasing number of hospitals are acquiring capabilities for EMT procedure for the treatment of AIS, including some low-volume centers. There are few data on outcomes comparing(More)
Biventricular hydrocephalus caused by a Giant Basilar Apex Aneurysm (GBAA) is a rare finding that presents unique and challenging treatment decisions. We report a case of GBAA causing a life-threatening biventricular hydrocephalus in which both the aneurysm and hydrocephalus were given definitive treatment through a staged, minimally invasive approach. An(More)