Rema Menon

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BACKGROUND Physician satisfaction is an important and timely issue in health care. A paucity of literature addresses this question among general surgeons. PURPOSE To review employment patterns and job satisfaction among general surgery residents from a single university-affiliated institution. METHODS All general surgery residents graduating from 1986(More)
Trichosporon capitatum was isolated from the blood of two patients with acute leukaemia who were undergoing induction chemotherapy. Both patients died of their infections, and the fungus was cultured from their tissues after death. Systemic infection was proved by demonstrating the same pattern of fluorescein-labelled lectin staining of fungal elements in(More)
PURPOSE Both pediatric and general surgeons perform pyloromyotomy. Laparoscopic pyloromyotomy (LAP), and changes in referral patterns have affected the training of pediatric surgery fellows and general surgery residents. We surveyed pediatric surgeons regarding these issues. METHODS We mailed an Institutional Review Board of New Hanover Regional Medical(More)
OBJECTIVE The year 2008 was a sentinel year in resident education; this was the first graduating general surgery class trained entirely under the 80-hour workweek. The purpose of this study was to evaluate attending surgeon perceptions of surgical resident attitudes and performance before and after duty-hour restrictions. DESIGN An electronic survey was(More)
OBJECTIVE To document the effects of sudden economic change on death rates for occupants of cars in the former German Democratic Republic (East Germany). DESIGN Ecological time series study of East Germany in comparison with the former Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany) before and after reunification in 1990. SETTING East and West Germany from(More)
With the current push towards using fewer antipsychotics and more non-pharmacological interventions in long-term care, it has become increasingly important for knowledge and best-practice sharing across the province. The " Good Ideas " project began in 2001 in the context of my work as a Royal Ottawa geriatric psychiatry behavioural support outreach nurse(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of our study was to evaluate resident case coverage before and after the implementation of duty-hour restrictions and discuss its potential impact on surgical attendings. DESIGN We reviewed cases before (6/2002 to 6/2003) and after (6/2008 to 6/2009) the implementation of duty-hour restrictions, retrospectively. SETTING(More)
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