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Objective: To investigate the effect of improved air quality on IVF and subsequent embryo development. Design: Retrospective cohort study. Setting: Hospital-based IVF facility composed of an anteroom, a cleanroom, and an adjacent operating room. Patient(s): Two-hundred seventy-five couples requesting IVF between 1993 and 1997. Intervention(s): None. Main(More)
The objective of this study was to examine the experience of spouses caregiving for their spouse with Parkinson's disease (PD) and to determine whether their experiences differed by stage of disease. By using a cross-sectional design and mail questionnaire data from 380 spouse caregivers across 23 sites of the Parkinson Study Group, key caregiver variables(More)
We examined 50 untreated parkinsonian patients with a complaint of tremor for the presence of a resting, postural, or kinetic tremor. Tremors were recorded by an accelerometer to determine amplitude and frequency. A postural tremor was present in 92% and a resting tremor in 76%. The amplitude of postural tremor was greater than resting tremor in 50%, the(More)
Care of persons with headache is complex because they often present with symptoms that are difficult to classify and manage. Pharmacologic interventions for headache prevention and acute attacks, as well as behavioral and life-style changes, can significantly improve the quality of life for many. Advocacy begins by exploring all aspects of physical and(More)
The fast pace of a headache clinic prompted the authors to develop chart forms which covered all aspects of history and treatment specific to headache clients. The effort proved to be beneficial in promoting better communication between caregivers and clients due to ease and thoroughness of documentation. Use of such a tool may promote cost effectiveness,(More)