Impact of Clinical Preventive Services in the Ambulatory Setting.

Impact of Clinical Preventive Services in the Ambulatory Setting.

Indicators of the performance of clinical preventive services (CPS) have been adopted in the ambulatory setting to improve quality of care. The impact of CPS was evaluated in a network of 49 primary care practices providing care to an estimated 245,000 adults in the Dallas-Fort Worth area through a sample chart review to determine delivery […]

Peritonitis in Patients with End-Stage Renal Disease on Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis (Scientific Letters) (Clinical Report)

Peritonitis in Patients with End-Stage Renal Disease on Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis (Scientific Letters) (Clinical Report)

To the Editor: We investigated the experiences with continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD)-related peritonitis in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) at the nephrology unit of Dr George Mukhari Hospital. In this study population, the mortality rate from peritonitis is high, Gram-negative sepsis predominates and the recurrence rate was also high. Age is a risk […]

Chronomics and Continuous Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring

Chronomics and Continuous Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring

This fascinating volume applies the concept of chronomics to the medical treatment of hypertension. It starts with the recent updates on chronomics, the analytic techniques, and their application to community-based assessments. The authors advocate the use of 7-day/24-h records of blood pressure, which is effective for finding masked hypertension, masked morning surge, and other rhythm […]