Anita Basu

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AIMS AND OBJECTIVES To evaluate a systematic, coordinated approach to limit the severity and minimize the number of falls in an acute care hospital. BACKGROUND Patient falls are a significant cause of preventable injury and death, particularly in older patients. Best practice principles mandate that hospitals identify those patients at risk of falling and(More)
INTRODUCTION To determine the prevalence of positive screens for depression and to assess quality of life (QoL) and usefulness of the brief and easily administered Patient Health Questionnaire-2 (PHQ-2) for depression screening in the chronic kidney disease (CKD) population; and to explore the relationship between depressive symptoms and markers of(More)
Management of systolic heart failure can be particularly challenging in patients with chronic kidney disease, especially those who are not yet receiving dialysis. Few clinical trials have been performed in this particular population, so management is directed by evidence from studies of patients with limited or no renal impairment. Their heightened risk for(More)
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