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Clinically oriented imaging with position emission tomography (PET) has come of age. Given an adequate referral base and physician interest, a compelling argument can be made at all levels of the review process for setting up a PET program in a clinical setting. PET is expensive. It is obvious that the cost of running a PET service depends heavily on an(More)
A lost surgical specimen prompted an investigation of both the human processes and the systemic factors involved in surgical specimen handling regarding how health care organizations approach medical error prevention and patient safety promotion. Quality improvement techniques and the conceptual error model of James Reasons were employed to understand the(More)
CONTEXT During medical education, many students experience psychological distress, including symptoms such as fatigue, stress, and depression. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) on self-perceived fatigue, stress, and depression in first-year osteopathic medical students. METHODS This randomized controlled pilot(More)
OBJECTIVE To implement a service learning program in nutrition and assess its impact on pharmacy students' communication skills and professionalism and elementary school children's knowledge of nutrition concepts. DESIGN First-year pharmacy students completed 4 nutrition education sessions led by a registered dietitian and then presented the material to(More)