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 […]

Pentavalent & Other New Combination Vaccines: Solutions in Search of Problems (Correspondence)

Pentavalent & Other New Combination Vaccines: Solutions in Search of Problems (Correspondence)

Sir, The pentavalent vaccine and many other combination vaccines waiting to enter Universal Immunization Programme (UIP) have brought into sharp focus the gaping gap between lofty slogans of ‘evidence based medicine’ and the actual dynamics that drive policy on the ground (1-4). Notwithstanding the theatrics of the ‘experts’ of the World Health Organization (WHO) and […]

Management of Common Medical Problems of the Elderly in Plain (Non-Medical) Language

Management of Common Medical Problems of the Elderly in Plain (Non-Medical) Language

It is the first of its kind where a physician is trying to communicate with old people. Note that because of the short span of concentration, each disease and its present treatment and present and futuristic therapy were described in very short form. Some emphasis were placed on the future of medical treatments of certain […]

Transgenders in the U.S. Military: Policies, Problems, and Prospects - Transvestites, Drag Queens, Transsexual, Genderqueer, Comparative Perspectives, Medical Standards, Historical Evolution

Transgenders in the U.S. Military: Policies, Problems, and Prospects – Transvestites, Drag Queens, Transsexual, Genderqueer, Comparative Perspectives, Medical Standards, Historical Evolution

Professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, this military study explores the policies, problems, and prospects related to transgenders serving in the U.S. military. Simply defined, “transgender” refers to persons whose gender identity, behavior, or expression does not conform to their sex assigned at birth. Yet, as the present study shows, the terminology and […]

Scully's Medical Problems in Dentistry

Scully’s Medical Problems in Dentistry

This text offers an authoritative account of general medical and surgical conditions as they apply to the practice of dentistry and oral healthcare. Now established as the standard reference on the subject, Medical Problems in Dentistry is essential for students learning for the first time or practitioners needing to keep up-to-date with their knowledge.Detailed coverage […]

Serum Nutrient Deficiencies in the Patient with Complex Temporomandibular Joint Problems.

Serum Nutrient Deficiencies in the Patient with Complex Temporomandibular Joint Problems.

This study evaluated serum nutrients in 23 patients who had previous Proplast/Teflon implants to their temporomandibular joints (TMJ) and continued to remain in chronic, severe, irresolvable pain despite subsequent surgical reconstruction. All of the patients were women, and their average age was 40.6 years (range, 28-55 years). Standard blood assays were performed for beta-carotene (vitamin […]

HPV Vaccination: The Promise & Problems (Review Article) (Report)

HPV Vaccination: The Promise & Problems (Review Article) (Report)

Four-fifths of the cervical cancer burden in the world is experienced in developing countries. HPV genotypes 16 and 18 account for 70 per cent of cervical cancers and currently available vaccines targeting these two types confer a high degree of protection against HPV 16/18 infection and related cervical precancerous lesions. However, widespread implementation of HPV […]