Deborah Spitz

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The sensitivity of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) lymphocytes to attack by natural killer (NK) cells has remained questionable. To clarify this issue, freshly isolated lymphocytes of 37 patients with B-CLL, five with WDLL and two with HCL, were tested with a standard cytotoxicity assay with NK cells from normal donors. All these targets were resistant(More)
OBJECTIVE In 2001, the American Psychiatric Association's Task Force on electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) recommended that psychiatry residents should receive at least 4 hours of didactic instruction on ECT, participate in at least 10 treatments, and assist in the care of at least 3 patients receiving ECT. Residency accreditation requirements as of 2007,(More)
The utilization of competencies in medical education is relatively recent. In 1999 the United States Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) established six main competencies. Since then, the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology have approved a specific list of competencies for their specialities in each of the ACGME's core(More)
Recent health care reform initiatives proposed training fewer medical specialists, including psychiatrists, and determining the size and location of training programs via centralized regulatory mechanisms. Facing such potential future developments, the American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training appointed a Task Force on the Quality(More)
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