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PURPOSE The purpose of this experimental study was to test the efficacy of a psychoeducational individual program conceived to facilitate transition to the caregiver role following diagnosis of Alzheimer disease in a relative. DESIGN AND METHODS Caregivers were recruited in memory clinics and randomized to an experimental group (n = 62) or a control group(More)
Microsporidia are obligate intracellular protozoan parasites that can cause opportunistic infections in AIDS patients. Species from five genera of microsporidia are presently known to infect man. One species, Septata intestinalis originally was detected in stool specimens of individuals with chronic diarrhea and subsequently was found to disseminate to the(More)
The etiologic and clinical features of cholecystisis in infection due to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) were studies retrospectively. The charts and histopathologic specimens of 136 HIV-infected patients who underwent cholecystectomy between February 1987 and May 1993 at a large tertiary care center were reviewed. Opportunistic pathogens infecting the(More)
The purpose of this qualitative study was to develop a pro-active psycho-educational intervention program for Alzheimer's family caregivers following diagnostic disclosure. Based on a theoretical model of role transitions and a participatory approach, the study comprised four steps: (a) exploring caregiver needs; (b) developing and validating a program(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this qualitative study was to develop, test and evaluate a dyadic intervention for elderly couples living with moderate-stage Parkinson disease. METHODS Based on Meleis's theory of transitions and following systemic and participatory approaches, the study comprised four steps informed by the intervention mapping process: 1)(More)
Drug streaming has been implicated in the development of focal necrotic lesions in perfused tissues following intracarotid chemotherapy of brain tumors at low infusion rates. The narrow infusate path characteristic of streaming within laminar blood flow is not observed at high infusion rates such as are typical in contrast injection for angiography. By(More)
Two cases of biopsy-proven Microsporidium-associated chronic sinusitis in HIV-seropositive patients are presented. Spores of Septata intestinalis were identified by light microscopy and confirmed by electron microscopy in each case. Both patients displayed severe deficiencies of nasal mucosa CD4-positive cells, demonstrated by immunohistochemical methods.(More)
The purpose of this study was to identify the principal intervention needs of elderly couples living with moderate-stage Parkinson disease and their preferences regarding the modalities of a possible nursing intervention. The study's framework of reference consisted of the transitions theory developed by Meleis, Sawyer, Im, Hilfinger Messias, and Schumacher(More)
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