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“The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists selected “”Reentry Into Practice”" as the subject for the 2012 Issue of the Year. Physician reentry programs in obstetrics and gynecology are driven by the fact that there is a projected physician shortage, and there are physicians who voluntarily leave clinical practice for a period of time. In planning formal reentry programs, evidence-based practice and highest regard for patient safety must be considered. Our department initiated a reentry fellowship program in 2010. This article describes the process of how we developed our program, the challenges encountered, and the solutions used to overcome these challenges. The formal instruction, evaluation, and documentation of competency are presented. Process improvement has been based on feedback and evaluation from the reentry fellows and from staff and residents. Bringing physicians back into the clinical realm will depend on the
success of new programs implementing the guidelines recommended by national regulatory bodies. The guidelines recommend that the programs are accessible, collaborative, comprehensive, ethical, flexible, individualized, innovative, accountable, stable, and responsive. Our reentry program see more Daporinad has been
successful in helping fellows reestablish clinical practice and is a way to incorporate hands-on competency-based experiences for the reentering obstetrician-gynecologist (ob-gyn). (Obstet Gynecol 2012; 120:365-9) DOI:10.1097/AOG.0b013e318257ffba”
“Wood ash, a traditional multipurpose agent, is sometimes used under occlusion as a folkloric prescription to ease pain and edema. Adding water or oil to ash forms a mixture with strong alkaline properties. We present interesting three cases who sustained full-thickness burns after application of a poultice of wetted wood ash for the treatment of leg pain.”
“Malignancies of the parietal pleura, whether primary or metastatic, are a therapeutic challenge, and current therapies target their symptoms and not their tumor burden. Therefore, alternatives to standard approaches seem warranted. A patient with a parietal pleura-based adenocarcinoma was treated with low-pressure spray cryotherapy after failing more traditional approaches. The patient underwent therapeutic pleuroscopy with moderate sedation and local analgesia of the right chest. She was treated with the CSA Medical spray cryotherapy system, which was introduced into the chest via the working channel of a semi-rigid pleuroscope. Pleuroscopic examination 3 days after spray cryotherapy revealed >50% reduction in tumor size.