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For many, the prospect of buying a computerized record system is daunting. Beyond upgrading hardware and making sure that the billing system is compatible, it will simply change the way you work. Ancillary staff must be trained and have as much buy-in to the process as the practitioners....
Population projections of the aging global society and its fiscal and social impact have depended on assumptions regarding the human life span. Until now, the assumption that the maximum human life span is fixed has been justified. Recent advances in cell biology, genetics, and our...
—A consensus conference on the diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer disease (AD) and related disorders was organized by the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry, the Alzheimer's Association, and the American Geriatrics Society on January 4 and 5,...
—Dr Jelsema is correct in stating that 2 strategies are presented by the CDC for the prevention of early onset GBS disease, one that includes culturing for the organism, and the other that addresses treatment based on maternal risk. However, as indicated by...
To the Editor.
—We are encouraged that Dr Retchin and colleagues1 have re-energized important dialogue concerning the benefits of acute rehabilitation and the rationing of this care, which has become all too commonplace in managed care environments....
—We agree with Dr Barber, as we stated in our Editorial, that more studies are needed relating appropriate outcomes of care (for example, differences in functional status related to discharge destination for stroke patients) and optimal resource allocation....
THE FOOD and Drug Administration (FDA) has published its final rule requiring the labeling of pharmaceuticals to include information pertinent to their appropriate use by elderly patients (aged 65 years or older). Although the rule becomes effective 1 year from the date of its...
—Concerns about opiate detoxification under anesthesia, raised by the unpublished February 1996 report prepared by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)1 in consultation with a number of prominent addiction medicine experts, included possible...
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—Dr Mayo-Smith and colleagues1 eloquently present an excellent evidence-based strategy to treat patients at risk for alcohol withdrawal. They correctly note that patients who consume large amounts of alcohol are frequently thiamine deficient and, as...
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