Margaret Kreher

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BACKGROUND AND AIM This study examined attitudes toward professionalism in an academic medical center. The paper will describe the development and factorial validity of an instrument to measure attitudes toward professionalism in medical education among students, residents and faculty. METHODS A factor analysis of the intercorrelations of responses to 36(More)
Protein-energy malnutrition (PEM) and insulin resistance (IR) are common features of alcoholic liver cirrhosis (ALC). In order to determine a relationship between them, nutritional status and glucose homeostasis were studied in 26 patients with ALC. Nutritional status was assessed through dietary, anthropometric, and biological parameters. An IR index (M/I)(More)
The delay of onset of irritation phenomena at the chorioallantoic membrane of incubated hen's eggs, a parameter for anti-inflammatory activity, was determined for the pharmaceutical substances diclofenac, flufenamic acid, ibuprofen, indomethacin, ketoprofen, piroxicam, phenylbutazone, salicylic acid, and sodium salicylate. Alongside questions relating to(More)
Symptom control at the end of life is an identified ongoing gap in end-of-life care. Increased demand for high-quality symptom control; limited supply of specialty trained clinicians; lack of consistent high-quality evidence-based interventions; and education deficits among clinicians, patients, and families in end-of-life processes contribute to this gap.(More)
A series of 2-aryl-pyrrolobenzothiazoles with additional functional groups was synthesized and characterized. Mainly ring opening and less substitution of the pyrrole moiety was observed reacting the heterocyclic system with diazoethyl acetate. In general all compounds inhibit 5-lipoxygenase more effectively than cyclooxygenase but one of them is a well(More)
43 Background: Early integration of specialty Palliative Care (PC) in cancer patients improves quality of life and lowers medical costs. Engaging cancer patients early remains challenging. A checklist approach that evaluates type of malignancy, comorbidities, functional status, uncontrolled symptoms, readmission rates, and psychosocial/spiritual distress(More)
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