Clinical Predictors of Low CD4 Count Among Hiv-Infected Pulmonary Tuberculosis Clients: A Health Facility-Based Survey (Original Articles) (Survey)

Clinical Predictors of Low CD4 Count Among Hiv-Infected Pulmonary Tuberculosis Clients: A Health Facility-Based Survey (Original Articles) (Survey)

Tuberculosis (TB) remains one of the most important opportunistic infections among HIV-infected patients. Diagnosing pulmonary TB (PTB) has become problematic because HIV-positive patients tend to be smear negative and smear microscopy is the first line of diagnosis in people suspected to have TB. (1) It is estimated that more than 50% of HIV-infected patients will […]

Smoking Cessation Support in Iran: Availability, Sources & Predictors (Report)

Smoking Cessation Support in Iran: Availability, Sources & Predictors (Report)

Smoking is one of the major causes of death worldwide and the most preventable risk factor of coronary heart disease (1). Prevalence of smoking has come to a plateau or has been decreasing in most developed countries, whereas it has been increasing in many developing countries since 1990s (2). Once initiated, smoking is a very […]

Perceptual and Acoustic Predictors of Intelligibility and Acceptability in Cantonese Speakers with Dysarthria.

Perceptual and Acoustic Predictors of Intelligibility and Acceptability in Cantonese Speakers with Dysarthria.

The primary aim of this study was to determine contributing factors to listener judgments of acceptability, a global measure of severity, in speakers with dysarthria. Participants included 33 Cantonese speakers with dysarthria, ages 14-78 years, with mixed etiology (including Parkinson disease, cerebral palsy, and cerebrovascular accident [CVA]. Listeners were 12 speech and hearing sciences students. […]

Depression and Anxiety in Multisomatoform Disorder: Prevalence and Clinical Predictors in Primary Care (Original Articles)

Depression and Anxiety in Multisomatoform Disorder: Prevalence and Clinical Predictors in Primary Care (Original Articles)

Objective. Multisomatoform disorder (MSD) is characterised by [greater than or equal to] 3 medically inexplicable, troublesome physical symptoms, together with a [greater than or equal to] 2-year history of somatisation. The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of depressive and anxiety disorders in a South African sample MSD, and to compare demographic […]

Clinical Outcomes for "Suspicious" Category in Thyroid Fine-Needle Aspiration Biopsy: Patient's Sex and Nodule Size Are Possible Predictors of Malignancy (Clinical Report)

Clinical Outcomes for “Suspicious” Category in Thyroid Fine-Needle Aspiration Biopsy: Patient’s Sex and Nodule Size Are Possible Predictors of Malignancy (Clinical Report)

Palpable thyroid nodules are relatively common, being reported in 4% to 7% of the adult population. Most of these lesions are benign, with a malignancy rate of less than 5%. (1) Therefore, surgery with its attendant costs, risks, and complications is an unnecessary procedure for many patients. Fine-needle aspiration (FNA) is widely accepted as the […]

Evaluation of Microbiologic and Hematologic Parameters and E-Selectin As Early Predictors for Outcome of Neonatal Sepsis (Report)

Evaluation of Microbiologic and Hematologic Parameters and E-Selectin As Early Predictors for Outcome of Neonatal Sepsis (Report)

Morbidity and mortality from neonatal sepsis are major health problems. Early warning signs and symptoms are often nonspecific and can easily be confused with those from noninfective causes. Timely diagnosis of neonatal sepsis is critical because, in this age group, the illness can progress more rapidly and have a higher mortality rate than in other […]