Harold B. Haley

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We performed an observational study to determine the prevalence of severe dementia in a general medicine unit, the categories of acute medical care provided to these patients, the process by which treatment decisions are made, and their cost implications. The prevalence of severe dementia was 4.4%. The patients from whom some form of acute medical care was(More)
Sarcoidosis is a chronic granulomatous disease of unknown aetiology in which the primary cytokine tumour necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha appears to play a major role. Older immune-modulating drugs including corticosteroids, antimalarials and thalidomide, as well as cytotoxic drugs with immune modulatory effects, have been used to control disease. We present a(More)
The study reported here was designed to assess different aspects related to the research activities undertaken by students in medical school. An extensive questionnaire was administered to 580 graduating seniors which covered degree of participation in research, length of time, circumstances, importance of pay, and level of resulting benefit. Other(More)
To characterize infections and their management in oncology patients at the end of life, we conducted a review of the literature. Eight studies assessing infection in 957 patients with various malignancies were identified. Forty-two percent of terminally ill patients developed infections in the final phase of care. The greatest frequency of treatment with(More)