Walter M. Anderson

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INTRODUCTION Recent studies have documented decreased time to emergency department (ED) thrombolytic therapy with the use of prehospital electrocardiography. PURPOSE Is the time to ED diagnosis and treatment of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) patients with thrombolytic agents decreased by emergency medical services (EMS) transport when compared with(More)
A survey was carried out to establish baseline anthropometric and health data in the Wopkaimin, a small group of Mountain Ok-speaking hunter-horticulturalists who live in a remote and isolated part of the Highland fringe of Papua New Guinea, where a major gold and copper mine is being developed. Malaria is hyperendemic in the region and infant mortality has(More)
Compared with other radiological examinations in which the breasts are directly exposed, the breast doses involved in computed tomographic (CT) chest examinations are high. A CT protocol which reduces such breast dose has been investigated. Breast doses have been measured for contiguous 10 mm scans and interspaced 3 mm scans. Differences in the breast doses(More)
Physician competencies have increasingly been a focus of medical education at all levels. Although competencies are not a new concept, when the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) jointly agreed on six competencies for certification and maintenance of certification of physicians(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE We sought to determine whether a patient's sex independently influences the interval from emergency department arrival to the initiation of thrombolytic therapy in acute myocardial infarction (AMI). METHODS We conducted a retrospective cohort study in two suburban EDs, one at a 929-bed tertiary care teaching hospital and the other at a(More)
The National Commission on Libraries and Information Science is a permanent, independent agency of the federal government, established in 1970 with the enactment of Public Law 91-345. The Commission is charged with: • advising the President and the Congress on the implementation of policy; • conducting studies, surveys, and analyses of the library and(More)
The problems and challenges of rapidly increasing world population, global climate change, shortages of water suitable for irrigation and degradation of agricultural land are increasing the demand to improve grain production from rainfed arable lands. Specific challenges include estimating the size and thus the value of the yield gap, identifying the(More)