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STUDY OBJECTIVE To identify patient and clinical management factors related to emergency department (ED) length of stay for psychiatric patients. METHODS This was a prospective study of 1,092 adults treated at one of 5 EDs between June 2008 and May 2009. Regression analyses were used to identify factors associated with ED length of stay and its 4(More)
Selected tissues from human embryos of 6 to 9 weeks' gestation, from rat fetuses of 15 days' gestation, and from rats 2 days of age were incubated with (14)C-labeled amino acids. Immunoelectrophoresis of the culture fluid after incubation, using rabbit antisera against human and rat fetal serum proteins, followed by radioautography revealed that: 1)(More)
Synthesis of serum alpha fetoprotein (AFP) was studied in 16 human embryos and fetuses from 4.2-18 weeks of gestation by incubation of selected tissues in radiolabeled amino acids followed by immunoelectrophoresis of the culture fluids and radioautography. Relatively large amounts of radioactive AFP, judged by relative intensity of AFP precipitation line(More)
OBJECTIVE Psychosomatic medicine, also known as consultation-liaison psychiatry, received approval as a subspecialty field of psychiatry by the American Board of Medical Specialties in the spring of 2003. This represents a crucial step in the development of the field of psychosomatic medicine and recognition by leaders in the fields of medicine and(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE We ascertain the components of emergency department (ED) length of stay for adult patients receiving psychiatric evaluation and to examine their variability across 5 hospitals within a health care system. METHODS This was a prospective study of 1,092 adults treated between June 2008 and May 2009. Research staff abstracted length of stay(More)