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Objective: To determine the one-year outcome for patients with a chief complaint of dizziness that had persisted at least two weeks. Design: Prospective cohort study. Setting: Federal teaching hospital. Patients: 100 dizzy patients and 25 control subjects. Measurements: The primary outcome was dizziness status (improved or not improved); the secondary(More)
ADDENDUM: Since this paper was accepted for publication, Edwards et a1.24 have reported a screening study of over 11,000 volunteer b lood donors in Utah. Twentysix of 42 patients with transferrin saturation of more than 62% on repeat testing were ultimately diagnosed as having hemochromatosis. This false-positive rate of 0.1% is less than one tenth of that(More)
Objective: To determine the prevalence and predictors of psychiatric dizziness and to measure functional impairment associated with dizziness. Design: Consecutive outpatients with a chief complaint of dizziness. Setting: Four outpatient clinics at a military teaching hospital. Patients: 100 dizzy patients and 25 control patients. Measurements and main(More)
l abora to ry s u r r o u n d s u s e a c h day. A m e n t o r is p robab ly the ideal so lu t ion for the j u n i o r inves t iga to r in s e a r c h of a project , no t only as a sou rce of ideas b u t also as an adviser to guide one safely t h r o u g h all p h a s e s of t he research . However , as m e n t i o n e d above u n d e r "Feelings," m a k e(More)
OBJECTIVE: This study examined the prevalence, impact on health-related quality of life (HRQoL), and outcome of physical symptoms in depressed patients during 9 months of anti-depressant therapy. DESIGN: Open-label, randomized, intention-to-treat trial with enrollment occurring April through November 1999. SETTING: Thirty-seven primary care clinics within a(More)
MEDICAL CONSULTATION for surgical patients has received increased attention in recent years. The duties of the consultant m a y be arbitrarily divided into preoperative evaluation and postoperative care. Although the tasks overlap, the focus of this paper is on preoperative evaluation. In fulfilling this task the consultant identifies patient factors that(More)
OBJECTIVE: While considerable attention has focused on improving the detection of depression, assessment of severity is also important in guiding treatment decisions. Therefore, we examined the validity of a brief, new measure of depression severity. MEASUREMENTS: The Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ) is a self-administered version of the PRIME-MD(More)
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