Kathleen M. Foley

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OBJECTIVE The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) surveyed the attitudes, behavior, and knowledge of its members regarding care at the end of life. Three groups of AAN members were surveyed: neuro-oncologists, ALS specialists, and a representative sample of US neurologists. METHODS The survey presented two clinical scenarios involving end-of-life care.(More)
We consider the ethical and public policy implications of late recovery from the minimally conscious state in light of an Institute of Medicine exploratory meeting convened to discuss current knowledge about disorders of consciousness as well as a recently published study demonstrating axonal regrowth in a patient two decades after traumatic injury.(More)
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) believes that it is the oncologists' responsibility to care for their patients in a continuum that extends from the moment of diagnosis throughout the course of the illness. In addition to appropriate anticancer treatment, this includes symptom control and psychosocial support during all(More)
This Article examines the Oregon Death with Dignity Act from a medical perspective. Drawing on case studies and information provided by doctors, families, and other care givers, it finds that seemingly reasonable safeguards for the care and protection of terminally ill patients written into the Oregon law are being circumvented. The problem lies primarily(More)
A consensus document on frequently asked questions, answers and references relating to the use and abuse o f prescription analgesics was released to the public in August 2004 by the Drug Enforcement Administration, Last Acts Partnership, and the Pain & Policies Study Group of the University of Wisconsin. This document provides clear answers to common(More)
BACKGROUND A fever is an increase in the body's temperature above normal. This study examined how US pediatricians perceive and manage fever generally versus fever occurring after vaccination in infants up to six months of age. METHODS A web-based survey of 400 US pediatricians subscribing to the Physician Desk Reference was conducted in December 2008.(More)
Chimica Acta. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published inSyntheses,(More)
INTRODUCTION The extent to which enzyme-inducing antiepileptic drugs (EIAEDs) are used as first-line treatment in the United States remains unknown. Studies suggest that EIAEDs produce elevation of serum lipids, which could require additional treatment. We assessed the current use of EIAED in monotherapy for epilepsy in the U.S., as well as the correlation(More)