In Vitro Effects of Sports and Energy Drinks on Streptococcus mutans Biofilm Formation and Metabolic Activity
Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security. 02/16/2018 This 25-page report is the product of a two-year project to examine U.S. disaster healthcare with the purpose of identifying changes, innovations, and new efforts that could strengthen the country's ability to provide medical care in major disasters. It analyzes a range of disasters that could confront the United States, and considers their impacts on the healthcare system, including how medical care would be delivered in those scenarios, both to victims of the disaster and others. (PDF)
U.S. Government Accountability Office. 01/2018 This 36-page report examines how selected colleges prepare for emergencies, and how federal agencies support college emergency preparedness efforts, including the extent to which selected colleges reported awareness of federal resources. It recommends that the Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice, and Department of Education work together to identify opportunities to more effectively publicize emergency preparedness resources to colleges. (PDF)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, National Homeland Security Research Center. 09/2017 This three-page document describes a method for curium analysis, one of the robust analytical methods developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to enable emergency response officials to rapidly and accurately characterize contaminated areas and to determine the effectiveness of ongoing remediation in the event of a radiological and/or nuclear contamination incident. Improvement in sample processing and analysis will increase laboratory capacity to handle the analysis of a large number of...
HelpAge International. 09/2017 This 100-page document is the Training Handbook for a course in Inclusion of Age and Disability in Humanitarian Action, which was jointly developed by the Age and Disability consortium, a group of seven agencies working to promote age and disability inclusive humanitarian assistance. The training aims to develop critical insights into gender-sensitive age and disability inclusion issues to improve programming and reduce barriers so that people with disabilities and older people are equally included and benefit from the humanitarian response. (PDF)
HelpAge International. 09/2017 This 60-minute online course supports humanitarian actors to deliver gender-sensitive, age, and disability inclusive emergency response. It will help plan and enhance accessible assistance and safety and dignity for older women and men, and for women, men, girls, and boys with disabilities. It details how to understand the barriers experienced by older people and people with disabilities during a humanitarian crisis, and the increased exposure to risk when they do not access assistance. (Text) Site requires free registration.
HelpAge International. 03/2017 This 30-minute online course provides insight into aging, and highlights the challenges older men and women face and the factors that put them at increased risk in a humanitarian crisis caused by conflict or natural disaster. It is intended to guide users to promote an inclusive humanitarian response to ensure that older people are taken into account before, throughout, and after the response. (Text) Site requires free registration.
Hey everyone! So to start off, when I applied to this cycle I applied to schools that I could see myself at because of my family, the familiarity, or because I loved the school. However, when I applied I was single and thinking just about my current situation. I had an interview at my state school and was placed on the waiting list (it is my first year applying). To complicated things, in January I got engaged and my fiancé is also applying to dental school for the next cycle. A few days... Need Advice - Go to interview or reapply to state school?
The objective is to compare the results of robotic-assisted pyeloplasty using transperitoneal and retroperitoneal approaches in a prospective randomised single surgeon study. 80 consecutive patients with primary ureteropelvic junction obstruction were prospectively randomised between transperitoneal (40 patients, group 1) and retroperitoneal (40 patients, group 2) robotic-assisted pyeloplasty. All patients underwent preoperative clinical evaluation, retrograde urography, and diuretic isotope renography. All operations were performed by a single-experienced surgeon. Patients were followed up by postoperative clinical examin...
A little bit about me: I went to two different 4-year undergraduate schools (transferred out of the first one due to clinical depression). Let's call them college 1 and college 2 (the most recent college I am at). Currently a senior in undergrad, with 3 quarters left of school (hoping I can raise my GPA in that time). I am planning on taking a gap year and in that time working with a local community in a healthcare-related way. Race/ethnicity: Chinese, Mexican, White... Do I have a chance at a top medical school?
We present an unusual case of advanced ovarian carcinoma with postoperative complications of ischemia and perforation of the rectum as a result of tumor embolism. The interval progression from ischemia to infarction of the rectum was captured in repeated sigmoidoscopies. A brief discussion on tumor embolism and management of this case is also included. PMID: 29466844 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]