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Aging is associated with progressive losses in function across multiple systems, including sensation, cognition, memory, motor control, and affect. The traditional view has been that functional decline in aging is unavoidable because it is a direct consequence of brain machinery wearing down over time. In recent years, an alternative perspective has(More)
Agitation among psychiatric inpatients (particularly those diagnosed with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder) is common and, unless recognized early and managed effectively, can rapidly escalate to potentially dangerous behaviors, including physical violence. Inpatient aggression and violence have substantial adverse psychological and physical consequences(More)
BACKGROUND In the United States, venous leg ulcers (VLUs) are commonly associated with substantial disability, impaired quality of life, and high economic costs. Compression therapy, which has remained the standard care for VLUs over several decades, is often insufficient to heal VLUs in a timely manner. VLU-related treatment costs are directly related to(More)
BACKGROUND The health care burden of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is relatively unknown. OBJECTIVE To compare the health care burden of patients with OCD vs depression. METHODS This retrospective claims analysis compared the 2-year median per-patient health care claims and costs for Florida Medicaid adult enrollees (1997 to 2006) newly diagnosed(More)
history of atopy and they do recommend allergy evaluation via testing; these were similar between all groups.When comparisons were made between the groups, these areas showed statistically significant differences: 1) Practitioners who see more patients with EoE more frequently were more likely to perform testing for immediate hypersensitivities to(More)
ISMAR is an international, multicenter, non-interventional and cross-sectional study conducted in adults and children ($6 years) with physicians diagnosed AR from 11 countries Arab Emi-rates). Doctors from 4 specialties were required in each country: (i) GPs/ Family doctors/internists, (ii) pediatricians, (iii) allergologists/pulmonolo-gists, and (iv) ENT.(More)
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