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It is well known that psychiatric patients have significant medical illnesses which often go unrecognized and untreated. The three articles in this Special Section deal with some of these illnesses and complications that psychiatrists need to be cognizant of in order to more effectively care for their patients. The first article by Price and Goyette focuses(More)
BACKGROUND Cigarette smoking (CS) is the main risk factor for the development of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and most COPD exacerbations are caused by respiratory infections including influenza. Influenza infections are more severe in smokers. The mechanism of the increased risk and severity of infections in smokers is likely(More)
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