Jonathan Leviss

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Asylum seekers arriving in the USA are likely to be held in detention for months or years pending adjudication of their asylum claims. We interviewed 70 asylum seekers detained in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. We used self-report questionnaires to assess symptoms of anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder. At baseline, 54 (77%)(More)
Asylum seekers arriving in the United States are often imprisoned for months or years while their asylum claims are processed. Recently, Physicians for Human Rights and the Bellevue/New York University Program for Survivors of Torture released the findings of the first systematic study examining the health of detained asylum seekers. The study found that(More)
Physician leadership is a critical success factor for health information technology initiatives, but best practices for structuring the role and skills required for such leadership remain undefined. The authors conducted structured interviews with five physician information technology leaders, or Chief Medical Information Officers (CMIOs), at health systems(More)
Regional health information organizations (RHIOs) offer the promise of access to a person's health information whenever and wherever the information is needed. However, public opinion will require that a RHIO maintain a chain of trust with the public, addressing the delicate balance between the availability and security of personal health information.(More)
L-Thyroxine (T4) is commonly prescribed medication for hypothyroidism in humans and animals. Overdose has generally resulted in limited symptomatology managed with sedatives and beta-adrenergic receptor antagonists. We describe the largest acute T4 ingestion ever reported, which resulted in a profound thyrotoxicosis, resistant to treatment. A 34-y-old man(More)
OBJECTIVE This study was designed to test the hypothesis that the addition of chloride to a lactate infusion would reduce the frequency of panic attacks. METHOD The subjects included 14 healthy volunteers and 20 patients meeting the DSM-IV criteria for panic disorder. All subjects received an infusion of lactate dissolved in 0.9% sodium chloride and an(More)
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