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Daily Assessment of Pain in Adults with Sickle Cell Disease
The relationship among self-reported pain, crises, and health care utilization for pain in a cohort study of patients with sickle cell disease was examined, with particular emphasis on potentially mutable, causal, nonbiological variables.
Health related quality of life in sickle cell patients: The PiSCES project
Health related quality of life among adults with sickle cell disease is worse than the general population, and in general, their scores were most similar to patients undergoing hemodialysis.
Neuroleptic malignant syndrome: a review.
A concise and comprehensive review of neuroleptic malignant syndrome is presented, written with the practitioner in mind, to provide information that will be useful in actual clinical settings.
Depression and Anxiety in Adults With Sickle Cell Disease: The PiSCES Project
Depression and anxiety predicted more daily pain and poorer physical and mental quality- of-life in adults with SCD, and accounted for more of the variance in all domains of quality-of-life than hemoglobin type.
Neuroleptic malignant syndrome.
  • J. Levenson
  • Medicine, Psychology
    The American journal of psychiatry
  • 1 June 2007
Demographic and clinical features, diagnosis, treatment, outcome, and pathophysiology are critically reviewed, and a new set of diagnostic criteria, incorporating physical signs and routine laboratory tests, is proposed.
Somatic symptom disorder: an important change in DSM.
Understanding pain and improving management of sickle cell disease: the PiSCES study.
The Pain in Sickle Cell Epidemiology Study (PiSCES) attempts to develop and validate a biopsychosocial model of SCD pain, pain response and healthcare utilization in a large, multisite adult cohort, suggesting targets for biobehavioral interventions over time.
Psychological assessment and care of organ transplant patients.
The major types of transplants and the illnesses and behavioral comorbidities that lead to these procedures, the psychological assessment of transplant candidates, the adaptive tasks required of the transplant recipient at various stages of the transplants, and relevant psychological interventions are reviewed.