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Children with the idiopathic nephrotic syndrome have been treated with intensive steroid therapy at various centres since prednisolone became available in 1955. Five years after onset, 65-70% of such children are free from significant proteinuria, and the death rate has been reduced to 10-15% by such therapy (Arneil and Lam, 1966; Cornfeld and Schwartz,(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE Increasingly, low-income inner-city patients with diabetes utilize emergency departments (EDs) for acute and chronic care. We seek to determine whether a scalable, low-cost, unidirectional, text message-based mobile health intervention (TExT-MED) improves clinical outcomes, increases healthy behaviors, and decreases ED utilization in a(More)
BACKGROUND This study reports on the internal consistency and construct validity of the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy - General (FACT-G v.4) and 12-item Short Form Health Survey (SF-12 v.2) health-related quality of life (HRQOL) instruments with Chinese-American breast cancer survivors (BCS). METHODS Participants completed mailed questionnaires(More)
OBJECTIVE Complementary and integrative health (CIH) use among Hispanic adults with colorectal cancer (CRC) diagnosis is not well documented. Understanding the prevalence and patterns of CIH use among Hispanics offers insights to uncover potential needs for clinical services. DESIGN Participants were age 21 years or older with a first-time diagnosis of(More)
BACKGROUND Although most studies have found low rates of organic illness in patients with isolated psychiatric complaints, psychiatric patients are frequently brought to emergency departments (EDs) for medical clearance. STUDY OBJECTIVES To assess the utility of ED medical clearance before transfer of pediatric patients on psychiatric holds to inpatient(More)
In Britain overt lead poisoning in childhood is uncommon, though it appears to be common in the industrial areas of the United States of America, where it may account for as many as 79% of childhood deaths due to accidental poisoning (Christian, Celewycz, and Andelman, 1964). A number of cases are probably missed (Mellins and Jenkins, 1955; McLaughlin,(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Psychiatric disorders account for an increasing number of pediatric hospitalizations. Due to lack of psychiatric beds, patients on involuntary psychiatric holds may be admitted to medical units. Our objectives were to evaluate the rate of admission of psychiatric patients to a medical unit, psychiatric care provided, and estimated(More)