Michael L. Hansen

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INTRODUCTION 5α-reductase inhibitors (5α-RIs), finasteride and dutasteride, have been approved for treatment of lower urinary tract symptoms, due to benign prostatic hyperplasia, with marked clinical efficacy. Finasteride is also approved for treatment of hair loss (androgenetic alopecia). Although the adverse side effects of these agents are thought to be(More)
BACKGROUND Psoriasis has a serious impact on patients' lives. However, adherence to medications is often poor, potentially compounding the burden of disease. Identifying patients who need support with psychosocial problems, or issues with adherence, can be complex. OBJECTIVES We aimed to develop statements that could assist the consultation process,(More)
BACKGROUND Although maintenance care appears to be relatively commonly used among chiropractors, the indications for its use are incompletely understood. A questionnaire survey was recently carried out among Swedish chiropractors in order to identify their choice of various management strategies, including maintenance care. That study revealed a common(More)
In June 1990, Santa Rosa Children's Hospital instituted a multitrack career ladder program for registered nurses, in response to the issues of retention of expert nursing staff and development of professional nursing practice. The program incorporates clinical, education, and management tracks, providing vertical and lateral mobility to the registered(More)
The objective of this review was to examine data from preclinical, clinical and epidemiological studies to evaluate if testosterone (T) poses increased risk of breast cancer in women. Appraisal of the existing literature produced several lines of evidence arguing against increased breast cancer risk with T. These include: (i) Data from breast tumor cell(More)
This article has discussed the role of the psychological consultant in the PICU. New advances in critical care treatment have created the need for a greater awareness of psychological issues that affect the medical management of children, and the emotional impact on their families. Psychological consultation can assist in clarifying and addressing these(More)
In 2010, the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) asked the RAND Corporation to undertake four studies aimed at improving the economic and social development of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. RAND's work was intended to help the KRG expand access to high-quality education and health care, increase private-sector development and employment for the expanding(More)
Supporting the mental health needs of veterans is a national priority. Over the past decade, there have been several studies describing the needs of the veteran population, particularly those who served in the post-9/11 era, calling for improved access to high-quality mental health services. In response, the federal government has expanded funding and(More)
INTRODUCTION Discussions among Norwegian obstetricians on how to handle prolonged pregnancies have been ongoing throughout the past decade. In 2011, the Norwegian Directorate of Health recommended a specialist care consultation one week after the estimated date of delivery, implying prompt induction of labour in women at risk. The aim of this study was to(More)