Sixteen depressed patients underwent 1- and 2-mg overnight dexamethasone suppression tests in balanced order. Serum cortisol concentrations at all time points were significantly higher after the 1-mg dose. Nine patients were nonsuppressors after the 1-mg dose, and 4 after the 2-mg dose.
BACKGROUND Heart failure is likely to be particularly prevalent in the nursing home population, but reliable data about the prevalence of heart failure in nursing homes are lacking. Therefore the aims of this study are to investigate (a) the prevalence and management of heart failure in nursing home residents and (b) the relation between heart failure and… (More)
BACKGROUND For the treatment of chronic heart failure (HF), both pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment should be employed in HF patients. Although HF is highly prevalent in nursing home residents, it is not clear whether the recommendations in the guidelines for pharmacological therapy also are followed in nursing home residents. The aim of this… (More)
BACKGROUND Heart failure (HF) is expected to be highly prevalent in nursing home residents, but precise figures are scarce. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of HF in nursing home residents and to get insight in the clinical characteristics of residents with HF. METHODS The study followed a multi-centre cross-sectional design. Nursing… (More)
A 64-year-old male with a 40-year history of dermatologic disorders is presented. The patient carries diagnoses of neurodermatitis and suspected myosis fungoides on which has been superimposed a factitial dermatitis requiring increasingly extended hospitalizations. Given a very disturbed home life and personality style, the patient showed no incentive for… (More)