Bette Seamonds

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the prevalence and severity of hyperprolactinemia among a large sample of patients with schizophrenia and related psychotic disorders treated with typical and atypical antipsychotic medications. METHOD Three electronic databases (general medical, psychiatric, and pharmacologic) containing the census data from November 2002 through(More)
A cost-effectiveness study was conducted to determine time and labor costs for point-of-care (POC) versus central laboratory testing. A prospective, observational time and motion study was carried out at a teaching hospital located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The cohort consisted of 210 patients presenting to the emergency department who were triaged at(More)
In a survey of normal and cancerous human tissues we determined the distribution of immunoreactive prostatic acid phosphatase, using rabbit antiserum to acid phosphatase purified from prostatic fluid. In all normal tissues and blood cells studied except leukocytes we found less than 0.1% (expressed as micrograms per gram of wet weight of tissue) of the(More)
Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) and prostatic acid phosphatase (PAP) have been evaluated in patients with prostate cancer, benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH), and prostatitis. PSA has proved to be diagnostically more sensitive than PAP for the detection of prostate cancer: 95.0 per cent vs 60.0 per cent for 40 newly diagnosed cancer cases, and 97.1 per cent(More)
This research measured the effect of health evaluation interviews on illness absenteeism in a group of 500 corporate employees. The 20-minute interview, done in conjunction with the periodic medical examination, was designed to assess stress-related symptoms and coping abilities relate primarily to work stress. Referrals and educational materials were given(More)
OBJECTIVE NT-proBNP level is used for the detection of acute CHF and as a predictor of survival. However, a number of factors, including renal function, may affect the NT-proBNP levels. This study aims to provide a more precise way of interpreting NT-proBNP levels based on GFR, independent of age. METHODS This study includes 247 pts in whom CHF and known(More)
On 6-7 May 1994, the National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry sponsored a conference on point-of-care testing (POCT) in Philadelphia, PA. Several other organizations including the American Association for Clinical Chemistry, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Clinical Laboratory Management Association, the National Laboratory Training(More)
Health evaluation interviews and referrals are proving to be useful tools in managing occupational stressors. As illness absenteeism is reduced, the cost-effectiveness of this new prevention program becomes evident. Health evaluations incorporated as part of the medical examination result in the following benefits: Employees are provided with opportunities(More)