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This study investigated similarities and differences in the experience of auditory hallucinations, paranoia, and childhood trauma in schizophrenia and borderline personality disorder (BPD). Patients with clinical diagnoses of schizophrenia or BPD were interviewed using the Structured Clinical Interviews for DSM-IV. Axes 1 and 2 and auditory hallucinations,(More)
BACKGROUND Evidence of the efficacy of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for schizophrenia is increasing. There are very few studies of effectiveness, especially in the medium term. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the durability of the effect of brief CBT provided by mental health nurses in community-based patients with schizophrenia (diagnosed according to ICD-10(More)
BACKGROUND Little is known about the medium-term durability of cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) in a community sample of people with schizophrenia. AIMS To investigate whether brief CBT produces clinically important outcomes in relation to recovery, symptom burden and readmission to hospital in people with schizophrenia at 1-year follow-up. METHOD(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to assess frequency, risk factors, treatment, and complications of very young patients with acute myocardial infarction (MI) at the University of Michigan Medical Center (UMMC). METHODS From a database of 976 consecutive patients admitted to the UMMC with acute MI between 1995 and 1998, we compared care and(More)
BACKGROUND Previous studies have reported that racial differences exist in patterns of clinical psychiatric diagnoses as well as the distribution of mental health services resources. The psychiatric emergency service serves as an entry point into the mental health system, so it plays a potentially important role in addressing racial disparities in diagnosis(More)
Attitudes serving the social-identity function relate nonsocial objects (e.g., products) to social objects (e.g., people). As new products tend to be more exciting than old, familiar products, the authors suggest that these attitudes in ̄uence innovativeness and opinion leadership. Based on recent research on attitude functions and adoption of consumer(More)
BACKGROUND The prevalence rate of renal replacement therapy in the United Kingdom has increased significantly, particularly by long-term hemodialysis (HD) therapy in renal satellite units (RSUs). These are largely nurse-run units linked to main renal units (MRUs). We compared outcomes, processes of care, and costs in RSUs with those in MRUs. METHODS A(More)
Choosing between preference-based instruments of health-related quality of life (HR-QOL) in particular situations is an important area for research. Even where instruments can be assumed to be measuring the same thing, they may not be interchangeable. The study presented investigates the extent to which EQ-5D and SF-6D instruments are interchangeable in an(More)
BACKGROUND Approximately 5.7 million Americans carry the diagnosis of systolic heart failure (HF), a major health care burden. HF is a known manifestation of thiamine deficiency (TD). HF patients are at unique risk for developing TD, which may contribute to further altered cardiac function and symptoms. METHODS AND RESULTS We performed a systematic review(More)