The Clinical Efficacy Assessment Subcommittee of the American College of Physicians–American Society of Internal Medicine acknowledges the scientific validity of this product as a background paper and as a review that captures the levels of evidence in the management of patients with chronic stable angina as of November 17, 2002.
Movement, cognition, emotion, and positive reinforcement are influenced by mesostriatal, mesocortical, and mesolimbic dopamine systems. We describe a fourth major pathway originating from mesencephalic dopamine neurons: a mesothalamic system. The dopamine transporter, specific to dopamine containing axons, was histochemically visualized in thalamic motor… (More)
BACKGROUND Some have the opinion that patients cared for in Veterans Health Administration (VHA) hospitals receive care of poorer quality than those cared for in non-VHA institutions. To assess the quality of care in VHA hospitals, we compared the outcome of acute myocardial infarction among patients in VHA and non-VHA institutions while controlling for… (More)
BACKGROUND Few studies have addressed how military trauma exposure, particularly sexual assault and combat exposure, affects women veterans' use and perceptions of Veterans Health Administration (VHA) care. OBJECTIVE The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effects of military sexual assault and combat exposure on women veterans' use and… (More)
In the healthcare industry, quality of care is more than a concept. It has become essential to patient well-being and financial survival. This chapter will discuss the complex concept and multiple definitions of quality of care and evaluate how it has become an increasingly important factor in the delivery of healthcare. We will start by providing a… (More)
between dopaminergic medications and nocturnal sleep in early-stage Parkinson's disease. PD patients' capacity to consent to research. Neurology (in press). Leentjens A. Designing a new scale to measure anxiety symptoms in Parkinson's disease: Item selection based on canonical correlation analysis. (2013) Motor and non-motor features of Parkinson's disease… (More)
Purpose Whilst it is reported that a significant percentage of women use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in pregnancy, little is known about the level at which they consult with CAM practitioners as part of their CAM use. Even less is known about the effect that the practice of consulting with CAM practitioners has on women's patterns of use… (More)
A common problem facing the psychiatric consultant and the medical practitioner is evaluating depression in patients with concurrent medical illnesses. Depression is difficult to recognize in the medically ill, often presenting with "masked" symptoms and organized into unique syndromes. A primary concern of the clinician is identifying those patients who… (More)