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One hundred geriatric patients who suffered injury severe enough to necessitate hospitalization were compared retrospectively to a random group of 100 younger patients. The elderly suffered different types of injury and died six times as often as their younger peers, even when controlled for injury severity. The PRE method was employed to examine outcome in(More)
This paper describes the implementation of a medication management model within a medical-center based home health agency. The model was integrated into the agency's quality improvement falls prevention program and was selected in part because it directly addressed two medication-related accreditation standards for home health care agencies. During a(More)
The development, pharmacology, effectiveness, adverse reactions and clinical use of polyvalent pneumococcal vaccines are reviewed. Patients with sickle cell anemia, asplenic and elderly patients, infants and closed populations are particularly susceptible to Streptococcus pneumoniae infections. Polyvalent pneumococcal vaccine induces a satisfactory antibody(More)
Tc-99m sestamibi and I-123 sodium iodide studies were performed on two patients, one with a neck mass and another with suspected hyperparathyroidism. Subtraction images, detected what proved to be Hurthle cell tumors in each case, but coexisting parathyroid adenomas, which were found at surgery, were not visualized. The findings indicate that both types of(More)
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