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Michael Thomas

Bio: Michael Thomas is an academic researcher from Western Carolina University. The author has contributed to research in topics: Project management & Project stakeholder. The author has an hindex of 10, co-authored 14 publications receiving 986 citations. Previous affiliations of Michael Thomas include Battelle For Kids & United States Department of the Navy.

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TL;DR: It is indicated that less intense anticoagulant therapy is associated with a low frequency of recurrent venous thromboembolism and a reduced risk of hemorrhage.
Abstract: We have previously reported that long-term therapy with warfarin is effective for preventing recurrent venous thromboembolism in patients with proximal-vein thrombosis but that there is an appreciable risk of hemorrhage. To determine whether that risk could be reduced without a loss of effectiveness, we randomly allocated 96 patients with proximal-vein thrombosis to a group receiving less intense anticoagulant therapy, with a mean prothrombin time of 26.9 seconds using the Manchester comparative reagent (corresponding Simplastin time, 15 seconds), or a group given more intense therapy, with a mean Simplastin time of 19.4 seconds (corresponding prothrombin time 41 seconds with the Manchester comparative reagent) (P less than 0.001). Two of 47 patients (4 per cent) in the less intensely treated group had hemorrhagic complications, as compared with 11 of 49 patients (22 per cent) in the more intensely anticoagulated group (P = 0.015 by the two-tailed test). This difference was due to minor bleeding episodes. The frequency of recurrent venous thromboembolism was low in both groups (2 per cent). Our findings indicate that less intense anticoagulant therapy is associated with a low frequency of recurrent venous thromboembolism (2 per cent) and a reduced risk of hemorrhage.

696 citations

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TL;DR: In this article, the authors developed a model for improving the performance of global projects using the underlying relations among the important enablers and barriers of global project, which is based on the work of this article.
Abstract: The purpose of this research effort is to develop a model for improving the performance of global projects using the underlying relations among the important enablers and barriers of global project...

83 citations

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TL;DR: In this article, the authors compared the process of developing the project plan and the project planning and control (PP&C) to the development of the project team to identify opportunities for integrating these actions to produce more successful projects.
Abstract: In this article, the process of developing the project plan and the project planning and control (PP&C) is analyzed and compared to the process of developing the project team to identify opportunities for integrating these actions to produce more successful projects. Results of structured research across some 137 different organizations and representing a wide range of approaches to establishing projects are reported. The results of this cross-organizational research strongly support the proposed integration of project planning, PP&C development, and project team building. A recommended process for accomplishing this integration is proposed.

59 citations

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TL;DR: The authors examines educational policies and their implementation within the UK and Canada and finds that education in the UK has become a commercial product within the international arena, unlike Canada where tertiary education has remained a domestic pursuit.
Abstract: Purpose – With the emergence of the knowledge economy different countries are responding with changes within their tertiary education systems. Education is increasingly recognized as a cornerstone to the continued growth of a country but with the globalization of business is education becoming a commodity?Design/methodology/approach – This paper examines educational policies and their implementation within the UK and Canada.Findings – This paper finds that education in the UK has become a commercial product within the international arena, unlike Canada where tertiary education has remained a domestic pursuit.Originality/value – This paper engages in a controversy that questions whether the economic value to a nation of education is found only in the numbers of students or can be enlarged to include the results of the education for the students.

34 citations

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TL;DR: In this article, the authors explore the leadership style of graduate project management students vs other MBA students and find that those with a balance between concern for task and concern for people leadership styles are good candidates for project management positions as well as training/education in project management.
Abstract: Purpose – The purpose of this research was to explore the leadership style of graduate project management students vs other MBA students.Design/methodology/approach – Graduate project management and MBA students attending a regional comprehensive university in USA returned surveys that assess their leadership style emphasis of concern for task or concern for people.Findings – Project management students rate themselves significantly higher on the concern for people leadership style and were found to have a balance between the concern for task and concern for people leadership style vs MBA students.Practical implications – Individuals exhibiting a concern for people leadership style and those with a balance between concern for task and concern for people leadership styles are good candidates for project management positions as well as training/education in project management.Originality/value – The paper shows that the selection and training of project managers based on bahavioral tendencies can relate to ...

33 citations


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01 Jun 2008-Chest
TL;DR: Guyatt et al. as mentioned in this paper presented the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of vitamin K antagonists (VKAs) and provided specific management recommendations for the first 1 or 2 days for most individuals.

2,105 citations

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01 Feb 1989-Chest
TL;DR: It is shown that patients with symptomatic proximal DVT may benefit from fitted compression stockings for at least 3 months to reduce the incidence of the postthrombotic syndrome, and patients with VTE who receive adequate anticoagulation generally do not die of recurrent disease.

2,049 citations

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01 Jun 2008-Chest
TL;DR: This chapter about treatment for venous thromboembolic disease is part of the American College of Chest Physicians Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines (8th Edition) and indicates that the benefits do or do not outweigh risks, burden, and costs.

1,985 citations

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01 Jan 2001-Chest
TL;DR: The mainstay treatment for atrial fibrillation is Coumadin Aspirin Reinfarction, but the use of aspirin for other reasons is also being considered.

1,857 citations

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TL;DR: In this paper, the authors address the management of massive and submassive pulmonary embolisms (PE), iliofemoral deep vein thrombosis (IFDVT), and chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH).
Abstract: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is responsible for the hospitalization of >250 000 Americans annually and represents a significant risk for morbidity and mortality. Despite the publication of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines to aid in the management of VTE in its acute and chronic forms, the clinician is frequently confronted with manifestations of VTE for which data are sparse and optimal management is unclear. In particular, the optimal use of advanced therapies for acute VTE, including thrombolysis and catheter-based therapies, remains uncertain. This report addresses the management of massive and submassive pulmonary embolism (PE), iliofemoral deep vein thrombosis (IFDVT),and chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH). The goal is to provide practical advice to enable the busy clinician to optimize the management of patients with these severe manifestations of VTE. Although this document makes recommendations for management, optimal medical decisions must incorporate other factors, including patient wishes, quality of life, and life expectancy based on age and comorbidities. The appropriateness of these recommendations for a specific patient may vary depending on these factors and will be best judged by the bedside clinician.

1,776 citations