Joseph Battaglia

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The authors evaluated the impact of a Mental Illness Awareness Week program on the attitudes of adolescents attending public school toward seeking help for mental health problems and toward psychiatrists. Most students involved in the program liked it and indicated that they were interested in learning more about mental health topics. Students in the(More)
The authors CAT-scanned 45 people admitted to the psychiatric ward of a large general hospital with a first episode of psychosis. Forty-two scans showed no evidence of intracranial pathology, and three scans showed positive findings that correlated with neuropsychiatric symptomatology. Ordering a head CAT scan in a first episode psychotic illness remains an(More)
Drug-eluting stent failures were associated with various clinical factors. However, the clinical impact of stent deployment technique was unknown. This study was designed to evaluate the frequency and impact of suboptimal percutaneous coronary intervention on long-term outcomes of 1,557 patients treated with sirolimus-eluting stents (SESs) in 41 US(More)
Objective: This study examines stressful childhood experiences (SCE) including childhood abuse and family context in a cohort of 183 people diagnosed with serious mental illness (SMI) and compares gender specific rates of SCE and clinical outcome variables. Methods: 111 men and 72 women with SMI were interviewed regarding SCE and posttraumatic stress(More)
A 26-year old man was admitted with blunt trauma to the chest following a high-speed deceleration injury. A two-dimensional Doppler echocardiogram demonstrated traumatic rupture of the tricuspid valve and a hematoma in the basilar portion of the interventricular septum. Serial two-dimensional Doppler echocardiographic analyses demonstrated evolutionary(More)
The association between stressful childhood experiences (SCE) and psychotic symptoms is still not clearly understood, and different causal pathways have been proposed. Generalized estimating equation modeling was used to test the dose-response relationship between SCE and delusions and hallucinations at baseline and follow-up periods and the possible(More)