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Foreword Palliative care assists increasing numbers of people with chronic, debilitating, and life-limiting illnesses. A growing number of programs provide this care in a variety of settings: hospitals, outpatient settings, community programs within home health organizations, and hospices. Within these settings are dedicated teams of physicians, nurses,… (More)
BACKGROUND The sniffing position is often considered optimal for direct laryngoscopy. Another concept of airway configuration involving a laryngeal vestibule axis and two curves has also been suggested. We investigated whether this theory can be supported mathematically and if it supports the sniffing position as being optimal for direct laryngoscopy. … (More)
This article describes the plight of HIV affected children, and the work of mental health professionals with HIV affected children and their families, and presents pertinent research findings on the topics. The concepts of prevention, resilience, and family and child development are applied to the organizing of mental health care for HIV affected children.
In 2006, hospice and palliative medicine (HPM) became an officially recognized subspecialty. This designation helped initiate the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education Outcomes Project in HPM. As part of this process, a group of expert clinician-educators in HPM defined the initial competency-based outcomes for HPM fellows (General HPM… (More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Although HIV infection is decreasing in infants and children, there is a steady cohort of perinatally HIV-infected (PHIV) children that are growing older. Increased risk of acute stroke has been reported in PHIV children. Our goal was to evaluate evolution/progression of neuroimaging findings in PHIV youth initially presenting with… (More)
Herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) is most commonly associated with mucocutaneous manifestations; however, coinfections with HIV may be associated with atypical and more severe presentations of clinical disease. We present a case of a young woman with advanced perinatally acquired AIDS presenting with severe purulent pharyngitis, fevers, and toxic… (More)
When a child is diagnosed with a life-threatening or life-limiting condition, their physical and affective world is immediately changed, regardless of the outcome of treatment. Pediatric care providers are in a unique position to offer hope to children and families even when cure is not possible. This hope focuses not only on cure, but incorporates the… (More)