Most students find it easier to assimilate new vocabulary if the words are learned in related groups, rather
than in isolation. For example, words frequently occur in the same context as their opposites and, as such, it
makes sense to learn the pairs of opposites together (see worksheets on pages 7 and 29). Similarly, mind
maps encourage students to look for connections between words (see worksheet on page 9). The exercises
and activities in this workbook have all been grouped into sections.
This ‘toolkit’ is designed as a summary and reminder of the key
elements of practising evidence-based medicine (EBM). It has
largely been adapted from resources developed at the Centre for
Evidence-based Medicine. For more detailed coverage, you should
refer to the other EBM texts and web pages cited throughout.
The fi rst page of each chapter presents a ‘minimalist’ checklist of
the key points. Further sections within each chapter address these
points in more detail and give additional background information.
All optical phenomena experience interference effects at some level. Even light
from an incandescent light bulb has partial coherence that can lead to constructive
or destructive interference when multiple light paths are combined at a detector.
The ubiquitous nature of interference underlies many phenomena and techniques in
biological optics. This chapter lays the foundation for interferometry applied to
biology and medicine.
It started through word of mouth. People ask you to do this as a favor and it really is a job. I
found that having children, people assumed that I would be in town more often so they would
ask me to watch their house. Also because I love animals and have a dog and two cats, they
assumed that it was OK to ask me if they could drop one more pet off while they were out of
town, “just for the weekend.” Well it is still a job. So, because I am too nice, I would always say...
The number of people with diabetes mellitus (DM) has been conservatively estimated to
approximately double by 2030 to a worldwide prevalence of 4.4% at which time 366 million
people will have diabetes (Wild et al., 2004). As the number of people with DM rises, so too
will the burden of diabetic foot disease, particularly since the factors contributing to ulcer
formation such as peripheral neuropathy and vascular disease are already present in 10% of
people at the time of diagnosis (Boulton et al., 2005).
LO produces and maintains the Medical Subject Headings
(MeSH), a subject thesaurus used by NLM and many
other institutions to describe the subject content of
biomedical literature and other types of information;
develops, supports, or licenses for US use vocabularies
designed for use in electronic health records and clinical
decision support systems; and works with the Office of
Computer and Communications Systems (OCCS) and
Lister Hill Center (LHC) to produce the Unified Medical
Language System (UMLS) Metathesaurus, a large
vocabulary database that includes many vocab...