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 […]

Prospective Analysis of Nosocomial Infections in a Burn Care Unit, Turkey (Report)

Prospective Analysis of Nosocomial Infections in a Burn Care Unit, Turkey (Report)

Infection is the most common cause of death following burn injury. Burn patients are at a high risk for infection as a result of the nature of the burn injury itself, the immunocompromising effects of burns, prolonged hospital stays, and intensive diagnostic and therapeutic procedures (1). In addition, the control and prevention of infectious diseases […]

Comparison of Tolterodine with Estazolam Versus Tolterodine Alone for the Treatment of Women with Overactive Bladder Syndrome and Nocturia: A Non-Randomized Prospective Comparative Study (Report)

Comparison of Tolterodine with Estazolam Versus Tolterodine Alone for the Treatment of Women with Overactive Bladder Syndrome and Nocturia: A Non-Randomized Prospective Comparative Study (Report)

Byline: ZhengYong Yuan, ChangXiao He, HanHui Wang, YingChuan Huang, Dong Li, ShouYang Ren, XueFei Li and Hong Shen Abstract

Intrahospital Transfer of Critically Ill Patients; A Prospective Audit Within Flinders Medical Centre (Audit) (Report)

Intrahospital Transfer of Critically Ill Patients; A Prospective Audit Within Flinders Medical Centre (Audit) (Report)

Critically ill patients may require investigations and procedures that cannot be performed within the intensive care unit, thus necessitating intrahospital transfer. (2-4) The decision to transfer a critically ill patient needs to be carefully balanced between the benefit of the diagnostic or interventional procedure and the risks associated with the transfer. (4) Adverse physiological changes […]

Medicare Programs - End-Stage Renal Disease Prospective Payment System, Quality Incentive Program, and Durable Medical Equipment (US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Regulation) (CMS) (2018 Edition)

Medicare Programs – End-Stage Renal Disease Prospective Payment System, Quality Incentive Program, and Durable Medical Equipment (US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Regulation) (CMS) (2018 Edition)

The Law Library presents the complete text of the Medicare Programs – End-Stage Renal Disease Prospective Payment System, Quality Incentive Program, and Durable Medical Equipment (US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Regulation) (CMS) (2018 Edition).Updated as of May 29, 2018 This rule updates and makes revisions to the End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) prospective payment […]

A Prospective Study of Risk Factor Profile & Incidence of Deep Venous Thrombosis Among Medically-Ill Hospitalized Patients at a Tertiary Care Hospital in Northern India (Report)

A Prospective Study of Risk Factor Profile & Incidence of Deep Venous Thrombosis Among Medically-Ill Hospitalized Patients at a Tertiary Care Hospital in Northern India (Report)

Venous thrombosis represents a spectrum of diseases that includes both deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (1). Often, DVT is not suspected clinically leading to significant diagnostic delays. Venous thrombosis results in considerable, but potentially preventable, morbidity and mortality among hospitalized patients. Most of the hospitalized patients have a high risk of DVT, and […]

A Prospective Study of Stroke Sub-Type from Within an Incident Population in Tanzania (Original Articles) (Report)

A Prospective Study of Stroke Sub-Type from Within an Incident Population in Tanzania (Original Articles) (Report)

Stroke is an increasingly important cause of premature death and chronic disability in many low- and middle-income countries. (1) Worldwide, strokes resulting from ischaemia are much more common than those due to cerebral haemorrhage. A study of 3 000 hospitalised first-in-a-lifetime stroke patients across 22 countries found that overall 22% of strokes were due to […]