Lupin Battersby

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BACKGROUND Suicide prevention is a health priority in many countries. Improved management of suicide risk may improve suicide prevention. This study aimed to assess the feasibility of health district-wide training in the assessment and management of people at risk of suicide; and to assess the impact of training on assessment and management skills. (More)
The relationship of sleep complaints to mood, fatigue, disability, and lifestyle was examined in 69 chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) patients without psychiatric disorder, 58 CFS patients with psychiatric disorder, 38 psychiatric out-patients with chronic depressive disorders, and 45 healthy controls. The groups were matched for age and gender. There were few(More)
BACKGROUND To devise and evaluate the retention of a new brief training package for non-psychiatrically trained multidisciplinary staff to assess suicide risk and manage suicidal patients, including referral of patients at significant risk to psychiatric staff. METHOD 8 h of interview skills training, using role play with modelling and video feedback, was(More)
Tamoxifen citrate has been administered continuously at various dosages to 31 males with evaluable advanced breast cancer in 16 different centers. There were 15 complete or partial responders (48%) and five patients who were assessed to have achieved disease stabilization. In this series, there were responses in visceral-dominant (five of ten),(More)
BACKGROUND While comprehensive tobacco policies have reduced the prevalence of smoking in Canada, some groups remain vulnerable to tobacco use and display high rates of smoking. This article reviews three types of tobacco policies--tax and price, smoking location restrictions and sales restrictions--and examines the consequences for Aboriginal people, youth(More)
The safety and efficacy of tamoxifen, administered as a single agent in the palliative treatment of advanced breast cancer, are well-established. The role of tamoxifen as part of combined modality treatment still needs to be fully investigated, as does its usefulness as an adjuvant to mastectomy. The use of tamoxifen for tumors other than those in the(More)