Susan E. Meadows

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Three hundred thirty-six community-dwelling, previously ambulatory, geriatric patients with hip fracture were observed prospectively to determine ambulatory ability at a minimum followup of 1 year. One hundred thirty-seven (41%) patients maintained their prefracture ambulatory ability at a minimum followup of 1 year; 134 (40%) patients remained ambulatory(More)
OBJECTIVE To systematically examine current evidence pertaining to information needs of informal caregivers of older adults with chronic health conditions. METHODS Structured search of MEDLINE, MEDLINE IN-PROCESS, CINAHL, and PsycINFO databases to identify studies of caregiver information needs, followed by data extraction and syntheses. RESULTS The 62(More)
Because of their significant dependence on others for their care, nursing home residents are potentially vulnerable to abuse and/or neglect. The topic of elder mistreatment, whether in the nursing home or other living environments, received little attention from clinicians and researchers until the past 2 decades. Original research is now emerging that(More)
OBJECTIVE This article describes the contributions of medical librarians, as members of the Family Physicians' Inquiries Network (FPIN), to the creation of a database of clinical questions and answers that allows family physicians to practice evidence-based medicine using high-quality information at the point of care. The medical librarians have contributed(More)
Cyclo-oxygenase-2 (COX-2) selective nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are as effective as acetaminophen and nonselective NSAIDs in treating of osteoarthritis, and are equally effective in reducing pain and inflammation and improving of joint function for patients with rheumatoid arthritis, when compared with nonselective NSAIDs. The COX-2(More)
The problem of osteomyelitis has, to date, not been completely resolved. Recent research has provided additional insight into the pathogenesis of bone infection. Advances in pharmacology and in surgical techniques have enhanced our ability to treat such infections. Despite these advances, successful treatment of posttraumatic tibial osteomyelitis depends on(More)
The treatment of 25 tibias in 25 patients with posttraumatic chronic osteomyelitis was reviewed. The approaches to soft tissue management fell into three groups: 1) muscle flap coverage; 2) primary closure with suction irrigation; and 3) open cancellous bone grafting. Treatment success was judged by the presence or absence of drainage and the local signs or(More)
The Colorado Health Outcomes (COHO) Department of the School of Medicine at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center (UCHSC) coordinates the Rocky Mountain Evidence-Based Health Care (EBHC) Workshop, which has been held annually since 1999. The goals of the workshop include helping participants-physicians, pharmacists, health care policy makers,(More)