Nina L Hunter

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OBJECTIVE To quantify and determine factors associated with delay in initiation of tuberculosis (TB) treatment in the Thames Valley area, South East England, and the proportion of this delay that could be attributed to patient care-seeking or to delay within the National Health Service (NHS). STUDY DESIGN Retrospective analysis study reviewing medical(More)
A survey of radiation safety and protection measures used by programs teaching dental hygiene indicated some areas for concern. No barriers or radiation shieldings were used between operator and patient in four programs. Radiation monitoring devices were not worn by faculty operators in 16% of the programs. Fewer than half of the programs used thyroid(More)
Although tuberculosis (TB) has been recognized as a significant health problem of migrant farm workers, the nature and extent of the problem have been poorly defined. We report the first population-based study of TB in a random sample of farm workers (n = 543) and the first use of recall antigens in an epidemiologic study of TB. Purified protein derivative(More)
Growing access to diverse 'real-world' data sources is enabling new approaches to close persistent evidence gaps about the optimal use of medical products in real-world practice. Here, we argue that contrary to widespread impressions, existing FDA regulations embody sufficient flexibility to accommodate the emerging tools and methods needed to achieve this(More)
The complex tasks of developing, evaluating, and determining the appropriate use of medical technologies occur in an evolving ecosystem of diverse stakeholders. However, as new medical therapies and diagnostics aredesignedand tested, thepreferences andviews of the patients and care partnerswho aremost directly affected by these treatments are all too often(More)
A survey of accredited dental hygiene programs in the United States revealed little standardization of requirements for dental radiology. However, most programs satisfied suggested minimum guidelines for didactic instruction in radiology. Six programs had no preclinical laboratory requirements, and seven had no clinical requirements. An area of concern was(More)
A survey of dental radiology instructors in accredited United States dental hygiene programs found the majority of such faculty members to be registered dental hygienists with only very limited formal training in radiology. Most of the radiography faculty had less than 5 years' experience teaching that subject. Most instructors spent less than a quarter of(More)