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The risk of litigation in the emergency room is not directly proportional to the severity of injury. In fact, the risk of initiation of legal action is greater in cases of relatively modest permanent and partial disability. In these cases, failure to obtain and document informed consent, failure to effectively communicate with the patient and family, and… (More)
Terrorist bombings, with resultant blast injuries, have been increasing in frequency during the past 30 years. Injury to the musculoskeletal system is common in victims who survive such attacks. Substantial injury to the limbs may occur through several different mechanisms, each of which may affect prognosis and alter the treatment algorithm. An analysis of… (More)
The United States Naval Special Warfare Community uses oxygen tolerance testing to screen Navy combat swimmer candidates for sensitivity to the toxic effects of hyperbaric oxygen (HBO2). Between 1976 and 1997, 6,250 oxygen-tolerance tests were performed at the Naval Special Warfare Center and Naval Special Warfare Group One. Our review of these data found… (More)
Supplying newly released prisoners with the heroin antidote naloxone may reduce fatal overdoses. Naloxone programmes are established in Scotland and Wales and a major trial is to begin in England.
Blast phenomena and injuries to the musculoskeletal system have been well documented for the past 50 years. The USS Cole was attacked in Aden Harbor in Yemen on October 12, 2000. Seventeen sailors were killed and 39 were wounded. The bombing of the USS Cole and an analysis of the pattern of injury are unique compared with previous terrorist bombing attacks… (More)
IN A UNIFIED statement which the government 'would be foolish to ignore' the heads and deans of nurse education at UK universities have agreed that nursing must become an all graduate profession with a well defined and well rewarded career structure.
1. Independence, cohesion, and functional health are related to well-being in elderly nursing home residents. 2. Nursing home residents may not criticize staff due to fear of a withdrawal of support. 3. Social support provided by visitors outside the nursing home may decrease the need for social support from sources inside the nursing home.
Water resources management is critical due to its importance for human lives. In this context, we have developed a web-based system for hydrological applications that integrates geospatial processing services and mapping mashups to provide an interactive and user-friendly geoportal interface to the configuration and execution of scientific models. The… (More)