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Veterans with chronic posttraumatic stress disorder were evaluated for a history of blast concussion, controlling for confounding conditions. Electroencephalograms were analyzed by discriminant function for traumatic brain injury. A difference was found in discriminant scores between veterans with and without blast concussion. More members of the blast… (More)
BACKGROUND Nursing documentation is essential for facilitating the flow of information to guarantee continuity, quality and safety in care. High-quality nursing documentation is frequently lacking; the implementation of computerized decision support systems is expected to improve clinical practice and nursing documentation. AIM The present study aimed at… (More)
A questionnaire investigation to which 144 homosexual persons replied anonomously revealed alterations in the sexual habits after information about AIDS. Significant reduction in the annual number of partners and significantly fewer employ the more dangerous sexual practices which now occur particularly in more permanent partnerships are among the… (More)
A questionnaire investigation among 430 homosexual persons all of whom were members of an organization for homosexuals was completed by 144 (33%). These replies showed that they knew about HIV infection, risk behaviour and "safe sex". Their knowledge about the signs of HIV infection and AIDS was, however, more limited. The replies were compared with an… (More)
Metachromatic leukodystrophy is a rare autosomal recessive disorder with deficient arylsulphatase A activity. Different forms occur according to the age at onset of symptoms. Adult forms generally present with presenile dementia and/or psychiatric symptoms. We report a case of a 45-year-old woman, without a family history of neuropsychiatric disorders,… (More)
A case of leptospirosis in a young fish-farm worker is described. Early penicillin therapy was initiated solely on the clinical suspicion of the disease. The importance of recognition of the disease is emphasized together with early institution of penicillin therapy and effective eradication of vermin.