cd rom


Summary: An optical disk storage system for computers on which data can be read or from which data can be retrieved but not entered or modified. A CD-ROM unit is almost identical to the compact disk playback device for home use.

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  1. Block G, Miller M, Harnack L, Kayman S, Mandel S, Cristofar S. An interactive CD-ROM for nutrition screening and counseling. Am J Public Health. 2000;90:781-5 pubmed
    ..This program is useful for dietary screening, feedback, skill building, and motivation in settings in which in-person counseling by nutrition professionals is not feasible. ..
  2. Sanders C, Kleinert H, Boyd S, Herren C, Theiss L, Mink J. Virtual patient instruction for dental students: can it improve dental care access for persons with special needs?. Spec Care Dentist. 2008;28:205-13 pubmed publisher
  3. Perry T. Torn over training?. Occup Health Saf. 2003;72:80-2 pubmed
  4. Hausenblas H, BREWER B, VAN RAALTE J, Cook B, Downs D, Weis C, et al. Development and evaluation of a multimedia CD-ROM for exercise during pregnancy and postpartum. Patient Educ Couns. 2008;70:215-9 pubmed
    ..Our preliminary results illustrate that healthcare professionals and researchers may use interactive multimedia for improving exercise behavior and related outcomes with pregnant and postpartum women. ..
  5. Henzinger M, Lawrence S. Extracting knowledge from the World Wide Web. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2004;101 Suppl 1:5186-91 pubmed
  6. Sanders C, Kleinert H, Free T, King P, Slusher I, Boyd S. Developmental disabilities: improving competence in care using virtual patients. J Nurs Educ. 2008;47:66-73 pubmed
    ..The modules on CD were piloted with NP students at three universities. Effectiveness study results demonstrated significant gains in both knowledge and comfort level regarding the care of patients with developmental disabilities. ..
  7. Treadwell I, de Witt T, Grobler S. The impact of a new educational strategy on acquiring neonatology skills. Med Educ. 2002;36:441-8 pubmed
  8. Bryant E. On the front lines of bioterrorism. Occup Health Saf. 2005;74:34 pubmed
  9. Daugherty C. Ethical issues in phase I clinical trials. Clin Adv Hematol Oncol. 2004;2:358-60 pubmed

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  1. Mowatt G, Grimshaw J, Davis D, Mazmanian P. Getting evidence into practice: the work of the Cochrane Effective Practice and Organization of care Group (EPOC). J Contin Educ Health Prof. 2001;21:55-60 pubmed
    ..EPOC will attempt to keep the Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions informed on an ongoing basis about new systematic reviews that it produces in the area of continuing medical education and quality assurance. ..
  2. Weidenhagen R, Strauss T, Gruetzner K, Spelsberg F, Steitz H. Development of a cost-effective system for digital off-line analysis of transrectal ultrasound. Surg Endosc. 2006;20:487-94 pubmed
    ..TRUS becomes an examiner-independent objective examination technique for staging and follow-up of rectal cancer. ..
  3. Adamczyk C, Holzer M, Putz R, Fischer M. Student learning preferences and the impact of a multimedia learning tool in the dissection course at the University of Munich. Ann Anat. 2009;191:339-48 pubmed publisher
    ..Our results show that medical students use anatomic multimedia learning tools primarily as an additional medium for learning, and thus lead to the conclusion that the main learning media are still textbooks and anatomic atlases. ..
  4. Walker H. Computer-based education for patients with psychosis. Nurs Stand. 2006;20:49-56 pubmed
    ..CD-ROM is a useful way to deliver information on psychosis, which may appeal to the younger patient population, who are more familiar with computer technology. ..
  5. Jones P. Tackling taboos on prison abuse. Interview by Karen Kelly. Nurs Times. 2005;101:20-1 pubmed
  6. Kelly J, Hillson S. Searching for answers. Using computers to find the literature you need for patient care. Minn Med. 1992;75:39-41 pubmed
    ..Physicians interested in conducting their own searches are able to use local systems or dial into national ones. Innovations in computers will allow easier and faster access to the medical literature in the future. ..
  7. Lashley M. Teaching health assessment in the virtual classroom. J Nurs Educ. 2005;44:348-50 pubmed
    ..The most helpful aspect of the online course was the instructor-developed video that was digitally streamed online. ..
  8. Whitsed N. e-Portfolios: an introduction. Health Info Libr J. 2005;22:74-7 pubmed
  9. Porter S, Day J, McCarty R, Shearn A, Shingles R, Fletcher L, et al. Exploring DNA structure with Cn3D. CBE Life Sci Educ. 2007;6:65-73 pubmed
    ..We conclude that working with Cn3D was important for improving student understanding of DNA structure. This study is one example of how a bioinformatics program for visualization can be used to support student learning. ..
  10. Laborde L, Gelbert Baudino N, Fulcheri J, Schelstraete C, Francois P, Labarere J. Breastfeeding outcomes for mothers with and without home access to e-technologies. Acta Paediatr. 2007;96:1071-5 pubmed
    ..A vast majority of breastfeeding mothers have home access to e-technologies in France. However, access to e-technologies was not independently associated with better breastfeeding outcomes in this study. ..
  11. Scholer S, Cherry R, Garrard H, Gupta A, Mace R, Greeley N. A multimedia program helps parents manage childhood aggression. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2006;45:835-40 pubmed
    ..An easily implemented intervention may contribute to violence prevention efforts. ..
  12. Town W. The Merck index 13.2 CD-ROM edition from CambridgeSoft. J Chem Inf Comput Sci. 2004;44:1883-5 pubmed
  13. Shaw S, Kerr R, Carter Y, Leighton Beck L, Farnham M. Evaluation of an interactive educational tool for primary care researchers. Med Teach. 2004;26:483-6 pubmed
    ..Respondents emphasized the flexibility and accessibility of the resource, with Internet links encouraging users to branch out. Potential barriers included securing protected learning time and lack of interaction with peers. ..
  14. Lambing A, Markey C, Neslund Dudas C, Bricker L. Completing a life: comfort level and ease of use of a CD-ROM among seriously ill patients. Oncol Nurs Forum. 2006;33:999-1006 pubmed
    ..With limited resources available regarding management of life-limiting illnesses, this resource may provide an excellent addition to resources currently available. ..
  15. Piette J. Enhancing support via interactive technologies. Curr Diab Rep. 2002;2:160-5 pubmed
    ..Studies in each of these areas have been somewhat encouraging. However, intervention effects have been moderate, and researchers face significant challenges in designing and implementing definitive studies. ..
  16. Di Noia J, Contento I. Criterion validity and user acceptability of a CD-ROM-mediated food record for measuring fruit and vegetable consumption among black adolescents. Public Health Nutr. 2009;12:3-11 pubmed publisher
    ..56 of a serving of their observed intake. Mean ratings of the HEST were above the criterion rating across user acceptability dimensions assessed. The HEST is a promising food record approach that is acceptable to youths. ..
  17. Turner A, Singleton N, Easterbrook S. Developing sexual health software incorporating user feedback: a British experience. Health Educ Behav. 1997;24:102-20 pubmed
    ..Interactive prototyping proved essential in the face of skepticism from teachers concerning young people's information needs and acceptance of a computerized educational approach. ..
  18. Cunningham M, Wuthrich V, Rapee R, Lyneham H, Schniering C, Hudson J. The Cool Teens CD-ROM for anxiety disorders in adolescents : a pilot case series. Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2009;18:125-9 pubmed publisher
    ..Participants were generally satisfied with the multimedia content, the modules, and the delivery format of the program. ..
  19. Mank A, Molenaar S. An interactive CD-ROM to inform patients about stem cell transplantation. Patient Educ Couns. 2008;73:121-6 pubmed publisher
    ..Moreover, plans have been developed to disseminate the information on SCT over the Internet. Future development of comparable programs and their evaluation should be encouraged to promote the well-being of cancer patients. ..
  20. Medigue C, Rechenmann F, Danchin A, Viari A. Imagene: an integrated computer environment for sequence annotation and analysis. Bioinformatics. 1999;15:2-15 pubmed
    ..Some modules also require separate license agreements. Please contact the authors for specific academic conditions and other Unix platforms. imagene home page: ..
  21. Denwood M, Dale V, Yam P. Development and evaluation of an online computer-aided learning (CAL) package to promote small-animal welfare. J Vet Med Educ. 2008;35:318-24 pubmed publisher
    ..The package sets a precedent for the development of more Internet-based, student-authored CAL packages in the future, providing additional resources for independent learning. ..
  22. Kim S, Knight S, Tomori C, Colella K, Schoor R, Shih L, et al. Health literacy and shared decision making for prostate cancer patients with low socioeconomic status. Cancer Invest. 2001;19:684-91 pubmed
    ..The development of shared decision making tools should include collaborative efforts with the target population to improve the success of shared decision making programs among patients with low health literacy. ..
  23. Vogel M, Bennett G. Producing a multimedia CD-ROM. Hosp Med. 2001;62:492-7 pubmed
    ..Using the new generation of design tools, computer-assisted learning material can be successfully created in-house. ..
  24. Lechner S, Thomas G, Bradshaw M, Lechner K. Planning oral rehabilitation: case-based computer assisted learning in clinical dentistry. Br Dent J. 2001;191:152-6 pubmed
    ..The disc was evaluated by final-year students from the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Sydney. Response to the program was essentially positive and comments from students have impacted on further development. ..
  25. Pattillo R. Faculty developed CD-ROMS: a tool for student review of prior content. Nurse Educ. 2006;31:149-50 pubmed
  26. Cheng G, Lam L. Information-seeking behavior of health professionals in Hong Kong: a survey of thirty-seven hospitals. Bull Med Libr Assoc. 1996;84:32-40 pubmed
    ..Subsequent developments in these directions have led to increased awareness and use of library services and confirmed the direction of strategic plans for growth. ..
  27. Retrouvey J, Finkelstein A. Blended learning in orthodontic diagnosis: an interactive approach. J Can Dent Assoc. 2008;74:645-9 pubmed
    ..The goal is to bridge the gap between theoretical knowledge and the practical skills needed to be a successful dentist. ..
  28. Beanland T, Lacey S, Melkman D, Palmer S, Stothard J, Fleming F, et al. Multimedia materials for education, training, and advocacy in international health: experiences with the Schistosomiasis Control Initiative CD-ROM. Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz. 2006;101 Suppl 1:87-90 pubmed
    ..From this experience we draw out several general messages about development of multimedia materials and how these will play a growing future role in promoting training within international health. ..
  29. Isler A, Basbakkal Z, Serdaroglu G, Tosun A, Polat M, Gokben S, et al. Semiologic seizure classification: the effectiveness of a modular education program for health professionals in pediatrics. Epilepsy Behav. 2008;13:387-90 pubmed publisher
    ..05). The modular education program developed for SSC was found to be highly effective in teaching health professionals working in general pediatric clinics to correctly recognize seizure types. ..
  30. Wagner H. [Experiences with "QEP" in a surgical practice]. Chirurg. 2007;Suppl:225-8 pubmed
  31. Quadri K, Jaffery T, Alam A, Rahim F. Preliminary experience with a new medicine morning report format incorporating multimedia and up-to-date. J Pak Med Assoc. 2007;57:320-1 pubmed
    ..incorporated and multimedia supported format which includes computer, multimedia projector and up-to-date CD ROM. A questionnaire was administered three months after the change and rated on a Likert scale...
  32. Kuban K, O SHEA M, Allred E, Leviton A, Gilmore H, Duplessis A, et al. Video and CD-ROM as a training tool for performing neurologic examinations of 1-year-old children in a multicenter epidemiologic study. J Child Neurol. 2005;20:829-31 pubmed
    ..It provides an effective means to evaluate interobserver variability, offers a route for feedback, and creates an opportunity to reevaluate variability, both immediately and at periodic intervals. ..
  33. Masuda Y, Yoshida Y, Minagawa K, Zhang J, Yohro T. Setting up and features of a database of images of plastinated materials. Acta Anat (Basel). 1997;158:10-20 pubmed
    ..The database was originally designed to catalogue anatomical specimens and drawings for curators and researchers, but it also services as a worldwide digital museum. ..
  34. Greene D, Heeter C. Personal stories within virtual environments: embodiments of a model for cancer patient information software. Stud Health Technol Inform. 1998;50:193-5 pubmed
    ..The software offers users an experience--of visiting a virtual place and meeting and talking with patients and health care professionals. ..
  35. Reeder M. The development and use of a computer-assisted radiological diagnosis system (CARDS) incorporated in the Gamuts in radiology 4.0 CD-ROM. Semin Ultrasound CT MR. 2004;25:375-90 pubmed
  36. Williams C, Whitfield G. Written and computer-based self-help treatments for depression. Br Med Bull. 2001;57:133-44 pubmed
    ..They require very clear educational goals and a content and structure that is appropriate for those who use them. Such work will enhance the credibility, take-up, and effectiveness of self-help materials within clinical settings. ..
  37. Nicholas D, Huntington P, Williams P. Comparing Web and touch screen transaction log files. J Med Internet Res. 2001;3:E18 pubmed
    ..Two metrics stand out as potentially comparable and valuable: the number of user sessions per hour and user penetration of pages. ..
  38. Charles P, Mamary E. New choices for continuing education: a statewide survey of the practices and preferences of nurse practitioners. J Contin Educ Nurs. 2002;33:88-91 pubmed
    ..Findings from this study provide useful information for planners of CE programs for APNs. Data acquired in this study also address the dearth of information related to computer use by APNs for obtaining CE. ..
  39. Unni J. IAP drug formulary 2004. Indian Pediatr. 2006;43:274-5 pubmed
  40. Weston S, Townsend S. Using a DVD to help people with chronic fatigue syndrome learn the technique of pacing. Nurs Times. 2009;105:26-7 pubmed
    ..Pacing is a technique for managing fatigue, and involves achieving the correct balance between rest and activity. This article explains the benefits of pacing, and how the DVD and booklet have enabled the team to better support clients. ..
  41. Nackman G, Sutyak J, Lowry S, Rettie C. Predictors of educational outcome: factors impacting performance on a standardized clinical evaluation. J Surg Res. 2002;106:314-8 pubmed
    ..This study supports the efficacy of directed self-study to improve student skills. ..
  42. Biron P, Thiesse P, Becker F, Perrossier M, Durand T. [How to manage medical imaging performed outside the hospital?]. J Radiol. 2008;89:521-3 pubmed
  43. Gompertz P, Slack A, Vogel M, Burrows S, Clark P. Education in stroke: strategies to improve stroke patient care. Hosp Med. 2002;63:408-11 pubmed
    ..This review describes some national and local strategies aimed at ensuring that all patients are cared for by expert staff. ..
  44. Gold J, Verrier E, Olinger G, Orringer M. Development of a CD-ROM Internet Hybrid: a new thoracic surgery curriculum. Ann Thorac Surg. 2002;74:1741-6; discussion 1746 pubmed
  45. Kim J, Chang S, Lee S, Jun E, Kim Y. An experimental study of students' self-learning of the San-Yin-Jiao pressure procedure using CD-ROM or printed materials. J Nurs Educ. 2003;42:371-6 pubmed
    ..However, with more time and facilities available, CD-ROMs may be as effective as traditional learning methods and can be an alternative tool. ..
  46. Fernandez R, Griffiths R. Portable MP3 players: innovative devices for recording qualitative interviews. Nurse Res. 2007;15:7-15 pubmed
    ..Ritin Fernandez and Rhonda Griffiths examine a technological resource that pervades modern social life and which can be used effectively for digitally recording interviews for qualitative research. ..
  47. Fausto A, Magaldi A, Babaei Paskeh B, Menicagli L, Lupo E, Sardanelli F. MR imaging and proton spectroscopy of the breast: how to select the images useful to convey the diagnostic message. Radiol Med. 2007;112:1060-8 pubmed
    ..33% (4/1,200), 1.17% (14/1,200), and 2.83% (34/1,200), respectively. Breast MR imaging and 1H-MRS can be effectively summarised presenting only a minimal fraction of all generated images. ..
  48. Fagerlin A, Rovner D, Stableford S, Jentoft C, Wei J, Holmes Rovner M. Patient education materials about the treatment of early-stage prostate cancer: a critical review. Ann Intern Med. 2004;140:721-8 pubmed
    ..To assist patients and physicians in choosing among prostate cancer treatment options, a new generation of materials is needed. ..
  49. Walsh D. Ten ways to improve your computer and network experience. Dent Today. 2005;24:118, 120-1 pubmed
  50. Danino A, Sultan S, Weber I, Herve C, Malka G. [Effect of information by images on patients' anxiety and comprehension before esthetic surgery on the abdominal wall: a prospective randomised trial with 60 patients]. Ann Chir Plast Esthet. 2006;51:517-24 pubmed
    ..However statistical difference of knowledge regarding the potential complications of the procedure was not found. ..
  51. Crow S, Ondrusek A. Video as a format in health information. Med Ref Serv Q. 2002;21:21-34 pubmed
    ..One result of these developments is that medical reference librarians can expect to encounter information requests and professional tasks that will require an understanding of these wide-ranging and differing video technologies. ..
  52. Lind J. Musculoskeletal disorders among video display terminal operators. Appl Occup Environ Hyg. 2002;17:18-21 pubmed
  53. Sheppard M. Virtual surgery brings back smiles. IEEE Comput Graph Appl. 2005;25:6-11 pubmed