Artificial pneumothorax: tapping into a small bit of history
- collapse therapy. // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p447
A definition of the medical term "collapse therapy" is presented. Collapse therapy refers to the production of a pneumothorax on one side to treat pulmonary tuberculosis. It allows the lung on that side to be at rest. Collapse therapy was popular in the preantibiotic era, but has been superseded...
- Ensuring the Involvement of Children in the Evaluation of New Tuberculosis Treatment Regimens. Burman, William J.; Cotton, Mark F.; Gibb, Diana M.; Walker, A. Sarah; Vernon, Andrew A.; Donald, Peter R. // PLoS Clinical Trials;Aug2008, Vol. 5 Issue 8, p1168
An essay is presented on the lack of involvement of children in the initial phase of tuberculosis drug development. It discusses the barriers to the involvement of children in tuberculosis drug development, such as the difficulty of confirmation of active tuberculosis among children. How to...
- Could an Open-Source Clinical Trial Data-Management System Be What We Have All Been Looking For? Fegan, Greg W.; Lang, Trudie A. // PLoS Clinical Trials;Mar2008, Vol. 5 Issue 3, p0347
An essay is presented on the use of an open-source data management system for clinical trials. It cites the clinical trial groups' lack of skills or resources to establish and use software systems required to manage data on clinical trials. The cost of these systems are said to be expensive,...
- Measuring hsCRP--An Important Part of a Comprehensive Risk Profile or a Clinically Redundant Practice? McCormack, James P.; Allan, G. Michael // PLoS Medicine;Feb2010, Vol. 7 Issue 2, p1
An essay is presented which discusses the issues on high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) measurements in patients. It mentions a clinical trial of hsCRP which reveals reduction of risk for major coronary events. It cites the difficulty to assess the impact of hsCRP therapy in individual...
- Embedding clinical trials in clinical practice: Harvesting experience and winnowing evidence. Nanivadekar, Arun S. // Indian Journal of Pharmacology;Aug2010, Vol. 42 Issue 4, p199
An essay is presented on the integration of clinical studies and practices and its significance to medical pharmacology. The author denotes the need for crucial processes in conducting the phase-three clinical trials for new drug before its marketing. The author cites the challenges faced by...
- Preventing Bias in Cluster Randomised Trials. Giraudeau, Bruno; Ravaud, Philippe // PLoS Medicine;May2009, Vol. 6 Issue 5, p1
An essay is presented on cluster randomized trials (CRTs). It explores the problems in preventing selection bias intention-to-treat (ITT) analysis in cluster CRTs. It proposes solutions on how to deal with the issues of the trial design. It cites that the comparability of groups in CRTs is...
- Big light, small package. Berendsohn, Roy // Popular Mechanics;Jul93, Vol. 170 Issue 7, p70
Evaluates a lantern that uses either unleaded gasoline or Coleman Fuel, the Dual Fuel Lantern. Size of single-mantle lantern; Address for more information.
- The Writer's Toolbox. // Scholastic Scope;11/13/2006, Vol. 55 Issue 6/7, p26
The article presents advice related to writing the last lines of an essay.
- The Passion of Youth. Schuh, Dwight // Bowhunter;Aug/Sep2000, Vol. 29 Issue 6, p8
Comments on the quality of entries received by the `Bowhunter' Youth Hunter Essay Contest.