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BACKGROUND AND AIMS Relatively little is known about how region of residence influences frailty of seniors. Frailty indexes can be used to investigate these effects. We constructed and validated a frailty index, to investigate the differences in health status between rural and urban seniors. METHODS We studied rural (n=949) and urban (n=7598) older adults(More)
Meigs' syndrome is a rare entity in women under age 30 years. It is characterized by a benign fibrous ovarian tumor, ascites, and hydrothorax. Complete resolution of symptoms occurs with removal of the tumor. The case of a 20-year-old woman with a fibroma and dermoid cyst is presented and the literature reviewed. The etiology of the fluid accumulations(More)
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