Kyle W. Griffin

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Perceived, but not actual, control over the treatment has been consistently related to better adjustment in chronic illness. This study examined the relationship between actual control over treatment and severity of illness and their influence on depression in a chronically ill population of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients. The authors hypothesized(More)
The validity of a recently developed measure of disease severity, the End-stage Renal Disease Severity Index (Craven et al. 1991) was examined in haemodialysis (HD) and continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) patients (total N = 82). Scores on the ESRD Severity Index were compared with three commonly identified components of disease severity:(More)
What is the appropriate diagnostic evaluation of fibroids? In the asymptomatic patient with an enlarged, irregularly contoured uterus on routine exam, the differential includes fibroids, fibroids, and fibroids. My usual next step is to get a sonogram. The test is noninva-sive, well-tolerated by patients, and significantly less expensive than the(More)
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