Depressive Symptoms and Subsequent Alcohol Use and Problems: A Prospective Study of Medical Inpatients with Unhealthy Alcohol Use *.

Depressive Symptoms and Subsequent Alcohol Use and Problems: A Prospective Study of Medical Inpatients with Unhealthy Alcohol Use *.

THERE IS CONSIDERABLE EVIDENCE to suggest that patients in medical settings have a higher prevalence of alcohol-use disorders and exhibit more risky drinking behavior than the general population (Maisto and Saitz, 2003). This “unhealthy drinking,” which includes the spectrum of drinking patterns that place one at risk for harm to alcohol dependence (Saitz, 2005), is […]

Prevalence of Metabolic Syndrome in Psychiatric Inpatients in a Tertiary Care Centre in North India (Report)

Prevalence of Metabolic Syndrome in Psychiatric Inpatients in a Tertiary Care Centre in North India (Report)

Metabolic syndrome (MS) is a complex disorder characterized by central obesity, dyslipidaemia, abnormal glucose tolerance and hypertension (1). Its pathophysiology remains obscure but it has been hypothesized to involve insulin resistance and a proinflammatory state (2,3). A survey on MS in the United States reported the prevalence at 24 per cent in adults, and found […]

High Prevalence of Comorbidity and Need for Up-Referral Among Inpatients at a District-Level Hospital with Specialist Tuberculosis Services in South Africa--the Need for Specialist Support (Original Articles) (Report)

High Prevalence of Comorbidity and Need for Up-Referral Among Inpatients at a District-Level Hospital with Specialist Tuberculosis Services in South Africa–the Need for Specialist Support (Original Articles) (Report)

Tuberculosis (TB) in HIV-co-infected (HIV-TB) patients is characterised by high rates of smear-negative pulmonary and extrapulmonary disease, with increasing levels of antimycobacterial drug resistance and high rates of co-morbid opportunistic infections (OIs). (1,2) Difficulty in making the diagnosis of TB in HIV-infected patients results in diagnostic delay and the need for increased hospital admission. Prior […]