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)
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)
To synthesize findings from previous studies assessing information needs of primary care patients on the Internet and other information sources in a primary care setting. A systematic review of studies was conducted with a comprehensive search in multiple databases including OVID MEDLINE, CINAHL, and Scopus. The most common information needs among patients(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)
Obesity independently increases the risk of developing diabetes 10-fold compared with that for patients who are normal weight. Overweight patients with impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) or impaired fasting glucose (IFG) should be given counseling on weight loss of 5% to 10% of body weight as well as on increasing physical activity to at least 150 min/wk to(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)