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Any versus long-term prescribing of high risk medications in older people using 2012 Beers Criteria: results from three cross-sectional samples of primary care records for 2003/4, 2007/8 and 2011/12.
BACKGROUND: High risk medications are commonly prescribed to older US patients. Currently, less is known about high risk medication prescribing in other Western Countries, including the UK. We measured trends and correlates ...
The dental development in patients with Aperts syndrome.
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this retrospective study was to quantify the level of dental developmental delay in a group of patients with Aperts syndrome when compared to matched controls. METHODS: Twenty-six Dental Panoramic ...
Certainty and uncertainty about end of life care nursing practices in New Zealand Intensive Care Units: a mixed methods study.
BACKGROUND: With end-of-life (EOL) central to the nursing role in intensive care, few studies have been undertaken to explore EOL care in the context of New Zealand (NZ) intensive care nursing. OBJECTIVE: To investigate ...
Common patterns of morbidity and multi-morbidity and their impact on health-related quality of life: evidence from a national survey.
BACKGROUND: There is limited evidence about the impact of specific patterns of multi-morbidity on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) from large samples of adult subjects. METHODS: We used data from the English General ...
Medical student and junior doctors' tolerance of ambiguity: development of a new scale.
The practice of medicine involves inherent ambiguity, arising from limitations of knowledge, diagnostic problems, complexities of treatment and outcome and unpredictability of patient response. Research into doctors' ...
Enhanced visual statistical learning in adults with autism.
OBJECTIVE: Individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are often characterized as having social engagement and language deficiencies, but a sparing of visuospatial processing and short-term memory (STM), with some ...
Gastrostomy in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ProGas): a prospective cohort study.
BACKGROUND: Gastrostomy feeding is commonly used to support patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis who develop severe dysphagia. Although recommended by both the American Academy of Neurology and the European Federation ...
Falls in people with MS--an individual data meta-analysis from studies from Australia, Sweden, United Kingdom and the United States.
BACKGROUND: Falls are common in people with multiple sclerosis (PwMS). Previous studies have generally included small samples and had varied methods. OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this paper are to compile fall rates across ...
NAP5 and the isolated forearm technique.
Much more medicine for the oldest old: trends in UK electronic clinical records.
BACKGROUND: the oldest old (85+) pose complex medical challenges. Both underdiagnosis and overdiagnosis are claimed in this group. OBJECTIVE: to estimate diagnosis, prescribing and hospital admission prevalence from 2003/4 ...