Janna L Hawthorne

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More than one million Americans will be diagnosed with cancer during 1992, and 50% will be cured of their disease. Of those individuals not cured of the malignancy, survival time after diagnosis has increased tremendously compared to 1980. Because of advances in therapy and the increase in long-term survival, the presence of cancer patients in critical care(More)
Objectives: To evaluate medication use in the oldest old residing in Arkansas with a retrospective chart review at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Medical records from individuals aged 95 years or older treated at a medical center between January, 2011 and June, 2013 (n = 121) were reviewed to determine the frequency of medication use and(More)
Peer review, a mechanism of professional self-regulation, should not be viewed in isolation. It is one element of a professional practice climate and is interrelated to primary nursing, evaluation of patient outcomes, quality assurance, and self-governance. Much has been written about peer review but little of it describes how staff nurses and(More)
Drug abuse during pregnancy has attracted national attention, but most studies are from large cities. This study is concerned with the indigent pregnant patients in a midsized city in the southeastern United States. In a 23-month study, 2,442 patients were delivered of neonates. Using specific criteria, 511 patients were tested for drug abuse. A positive(More)
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