A. Fortin

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Necropsy findings in 101 adult patients with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) from two metropolitan hospitals were compared retrospectively with the antemortem clinical diagnoses. 94% of the patients were male and 68% were homosexual or bisexual. 75 (74%) patients had AIDS-related diseases at necropsy that were not suspected clinically. The(More)
Innovative approaches are needed to teach medical students effective and compassionate communication with seriously ill patients. We describe two such educational experiences in the Yale Medical School curriculum for third-year medical students: 1) Communicating Difficult News Workshop and 2) Ward-Based End-of-Life Care Assignment. These two programs(More)
This case report focuses on withdrawal dystonia, a movement disorder associated with neuroleptics. Its occurrence in a patient with Tourette's disorder complicated the clinical picture. A misinterpretation of the symptoms led to ineffective management of the movement disorder. The presence of increased blinking with facial pain, dystonic movements, and(More)
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