Patricia L. Kraus

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Continuing medical education has historically been provided primarily by didactic lectures, though adult learners prefer experiential or self-directed learning. Young physicians have extensive experience with computer-based or "video" games, priming them for medical education--and treating their patients--via new technologies. We report our use of(More)
OBJECTIVES This was a pilot study to determine (1) whether it is feasible to effectively blind human subjects to the presence of the insect repellents N,N-diethyl-m-toluamide (DEET) and permethrin; (2) whether DEET affects the absorption of permethrin; and (3) whether combat videotape viewing and mental arithmetic are stressful. METHODS Ten volunteers(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether short-term human exposure to pyridostigmine bromide, diethyltoluamide, and permethrin, at rest or under stress, adversely affects short-term physical or neurocognitive performance. PARTICIPANTS AND METHODS A multicenter, prospective, double-blind, placebo-controlled crossover trial exposing 64 volunteers to(More)
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