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OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to characterize the relationship between whole brain atrophy rates and three levels of genetic risk for Alzheimer's disease in cognitively normal persons. The authors previously found accelerated whole brain atrophy rates in patients with probable Alzheimer's disease by computing changes in brain volume from(More)
We recently demonstrated in subjects referred for the evaluation of cardiovascular disease that coronary atherosclerosis and coronary artery calcium (CAC) were reduced in Hispanics compared with non-Hispanic whites (NHWs). We now evaluate whether this ethnic disparity is present in a unselected healthy cohort of men. Despite the apparently worse risk factor(More)
OBJECTIVES Evaluate change in ventilator associated pneumonia (VAP) and nurse's attitudes, beliefs post implementation of an evidence based practice (EBP) oral hygiene protocol. METHODOLOGY/DESIGN/SETTING: Descriptive pre and post test design in two critical care units in a Level One Trauma Community Hospital. Oral hygiene protocol data was reanalysed to(More)
AIMS Cognitive decline disproportionately affects older adult type 2 diabetes. We tested whether randomized intensive (INT) glucose-lowering reduces the rate(s) of cognitive decline in adults with advanced type 2 diabetes (mean: age, 60 years; diabetes duration, 11 years) from the Veterans Affairs Diabetes Trial. METHODS A battery of neuropsychological(More)
OBJECTIVE Evaluate change in practice and beliefs regarding delirium among nurses, pharmacists, respiratory therapists and physicians in a trauma intensive care unit. METHODOLOGY/DESIGN/SETTING Descriptive pre and post-design at a Level One Trauma Center. Education on causes of delirium, risk factors, strategies to prevent delirium and routine screening.(More)
AIMS To evaluate an education intervention to decrease restraint use in patients in a Trauma Intensive Care Unit (TICU) and to evaluate nurses' perceptions regarding restraints. OBJECTIVES To measure restraint use pre/post-intervention and to measure nurses' perceptions of restraint use. METHODS Pre/post-intervention design to collate incidences of(More)
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