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The objective of this study was to evaluate the reliability and validity of a brief index to measure symptoms in individuals infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). From an ambulatory clinic that specializes in the care of HIV-infected individuals at a university hospital in northeast Ohio, 148 randomly selected outpatients (predominantly(More)
The role of laparoscopy and thoracoscopy as diagnostic modalities in blunt and penetrating abdominal trauma was studied in 35 hemodynamically stable patients who otherwise would have undergone exploratory laparotomy because of equivocal diagnostic findings. Minimally invasive laparoscopic techniques (single 5 millimeter port) and minimal abdominal(More)
OBJECTIVES Child life specialists and music therapists have a unique and integral role in providing psychosocial care to pediatric patients and families. These professionals are trained to provide clinical interventions that support coping and adjustment and reduce the risk of psychological trauma related to hospital visits and health care encounters. The(More)
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