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The erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) and C-reactive protein (CRP) concentrations were studied in 101 elderly individuals (mean age 72 y) to determine their utility as diagnostic aids in subjects with underlying infection/inflammation. Whereas ESR and CRP were both significantly increased in patients with infection or inflammation, or both, analysis of(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the test-retest reliability, the concurrent criterion validity, and the construct validity of prehospital, emergency medical service (EMS) case finding for depression and cognitive impairment in older adults. DESIGN Cross-sectional study. SETTING Prehospital EMS system and hospital emergency department. PARTICIPANTS EMS(More)
BACKGROUND Spinal Manipulative Therapy (SMT) and Active Exercise Therapy (AET) have both demonstrated efficacy in the treatment of Chronic Lower Back Pain (CLBP). A Clinical Prediction Rule (CPR) for responsiveness to SMT has been validated in a heterogeneous lower back pain population; however there is a need to evaluate this CPR specifically for patients(More)
Background/Discussion: The DSM-5 was published in May 2013 after six years of literature reviews, input from experts, field trials, secondary data analyses, and public commentary. Changes were guided by clinical utility (e.g., decreasing diagnosis of over-inclusive diagnoses; drawing attention to under-recognized conditions; reducing stigma); research(More)
A series of lateral radiographs of the cervical spinal column was evaluated in order to determine vertebral body dimensions. The sample included males (N=30) and females (N=31) 18 to 24 years old, comprising three stature percentile ranges (1-20; 40-60; 80-99) of the U.S. adult population. A two-dimensional analysis of vertebral body height (average(More)
Optimizing heath care services for seniors in emergency departments (ED) is a core component of the " Senior Friendly Hospital Approach " being implemented in Quebec. We measured the availability of geriatric expertise in Quebec EDs and its relationship with ED characteristics such as university affiliation, number of stretchers, and geographical location.(More)
He completed an honours degree, majoring in Government, at Har-vard University and then attended the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar where he obtained an M.A. in Physiological Sciences. He trained in medicine and psychiatry at McGill University and is a Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto. Dr. Goldbloom's activities have been(More)
Background Information: Limited research has suggested that rural residents are at increased risk of dementia. Objective: The objective of this study is to determine if rural residence is associated with dementia using both cross-sectional and prospective analyses. Methods: In 1991, 1763 community-dwelling adults aged 65+ participated in the Manitoba Study(More)
Background/Purpose: The 85+-year-old population – the " oldest old " – is now the fastest growing age segment in Canada. Although existing research demonstrates high health services utilization and prescribed medications in this population , little epidemiological evidence is available to guide care for this age group. Objective: To describe the(More)