Staying Power: Does the Uniformed Services University Continue to Meet Its Obligation to the Nation's Health Care Needs?
Conclusion: Following our 45th anniversary, we provide continuing evidence that USU is keeping its contract with society. We provide evidence that USU continues to meet its obligation to the nation's health care needs by producing high-quality physicians who serve the country in multiple ways after their military obligation is complete, thus extending the definition of staying power. Our study is not without limitations. First, we could not precisely define the cohort to exclude graduates who still had service obligations. Second, the AMA Physician Masterfile had some missing data fields, so nonresponse or misclassification bias is possible in our results. Study strengths include the long period of time and large number of graduates in each cohort. PMID: 29590447 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Authors: Zhylkaidarova A, Kaidarova D, Batyrbekov K, Shatkovskaya O, Begimbetova D Abstract We carried out an analysis of the total incidence of colon cancer throughout Kazakhstan. Retrospectively, according to the regional reports on endoscopic screening, the study showed an increase in the age-related incidence of colorectal cancer (CRC) cases from 2004-2008 to 2009-2014. The peak of morbidity in both periods was noted in the age category of>70 years. The indicators of the territorial distribution of CRC incidence make it possible to divide the regions into areas with low or high rates of CRC. Specific indicat...
Conclusions: The transduodenal approach for obtaining samples from solid lesions using a 19-G flexible needle seems feasible and accurate. PMID: 32447874 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]