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The yield of magnetic resonance (MR) imaging was investigated in 30 patients with partial complex epilepsy, and the results were compared with those of computed tomography (CT). Magnetic resonance imaging and CT disclosed focal cerebral abnormalities in 13 (43%) and eight (26%) patients, respectively. Two additional focal temporal lesions were identified by(More)
Executive Summary The VA Office of Inspector General Office of Healthcare Inspections conducted an inspection to evaluate allegations related to the reporting of suspected patient neglect at the Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System in Tuskegee, AL. We did not substantiate that a registered nurse (RN) failed to report a case of suspected neglect to(More)
OBJECTIVES In this population-based cohort study, we assessed baseline risk factors for homelessness, including the role of service in the Iraq or Afghanistan conflicts, among a large cohort of recent veterans. METHODS Data for this study came from administrative records for 310,685 veterans who separated from active military duty from July 1, 2005, to(More)
Executive Summary Introduction The VA Office of Inspector General's Offices of Healthcare Inspections and Audits performed a review, at the request of the former Secretary of Veterans Affairs, to evaluate testing and deployment of Computerized Patient Record System (CPRS) version 27 (v27). This upgrade was developed and released to provide clinical users(More)
Executive Summary At the request of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, the VA Office of Inspector General Office of Healthcare Inspections conducted an inspection to review Veterans Health Administration (VHA) services available to women veterans who have experienced military sexual trauma (MST). We reviewed 14 inpatient and residential programs(More)
Executive Summary Introduction The purpose of this review was to assess the implementation of action items that pertain to suicide prevention within the Veterans Health Administration's (VHA's) Mental Health Strategic Plan (MHSP). There are approximately 25 million veterans in the United States and 5 million veterans who receive care within VHA. Based on(More)
Executive Summary The VA Office of Inspector General Office of Healthcare Inspections conducted an inspection at the request of Senator Richard Burr, the then Ranking Member of the Senate Committee of Veterans' Affairs, to assess the merit of allegations received from a complainant concerning the clinical management of a veteran who reported a suicide(More)
and the Chairmen and Ranking Members of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs and the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs. They asked that OIG evaluate whether VAPHS was adequately maintaining its system for preventing LD. Additional questions regarding mitigation of risk at other VA hospitals will be addressed in a subsequent report. VAPHS has a long(More)
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of Inspector General's (OIG) Office of Healthcare Inspections (OHI) evaluated the efforts to manage nursing resources in Veterans Health Administration (VHA) medical facilities in light of the national nursing shortage. The purposes of our evaluation were to determine whether VHA facility managers: (1)(More)
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is particularly valuable in the diagnosis of childhood brain disorders with abnormal myelination because MRI may identify lesions not always seen with x-ray CT scans. We report the clinical and magnetic resonance findings of six children with leukodystrophy. T2 weighted (spin-echo) images disclosed striking asymmetric(More)
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