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To determine which preoperative factors might affect the development of cardiac complications after major noncardiac operations, we prospectively studied 1001 patients over 40 years of age. By multivariate discriminant analysis, we identified nine independent significant correlates of life-threatening and fatal cardiac complications: preoperative third(More)
In an attempt to assess cardiac risk in non-cardiac surgery, 1001 patients over 40 years of age who underwent major operative procedures were examined preoperatively, observed through surgery, studied with at least one postoperative electrocardiogram, and followed until hospital discharge or death. Documented postoperative myocardial infarction occurred in(More)
Unexplained trauma, neglected medical problems, failure to thrive, malnutrition, and misuse of medications may be manifestations of family-mediated abuse and neglect of the non-institutionalized elderly person. Physicians frequently overlook or misdiagnose this form of family violence. Access to these persons, assessment, and intervention are facilitated by(More)
The records of 22 cases of family-mediated abuse and neglect of elderly persons were retrospectively reviewed by the physician and nurse responsible for their care using a modification of the OARS Multidimensional Functional Assessment form. Cases were divided into three categories: Category I cases (n = 4) involved extremely impaired elders who received(More)
The Primary Care Program at the Massachusetts General Hospital is designed to develop competence in the full range of problems encountered by general internists delivering primary care. House staff spend 3 years in the program, which starts with internship, includes a senior residency, and fulfills the requirements for board eligibility in internal(More)
OBJECTIVE As healthcare systems and providers move toward meaningful use of electronic health records, longitudinal care plans (LCPs) may provide a means to improve communication and coordination as patients transition across settings. The objective of this study was to determine the current state of communication of LCPs across settings and levels of care.(More)
Alpha,alpha-Dimethyl-4-(alpha,alpha,beta,beta-tetrafluorophenethyl)benzylamine (MK-251) has been found to prevent certain types of experimentally induced ventricular arrhythmias and at maximally effective doses possesses substantial hemodynamic safety in contrast to standard antiarrhythmic agents. MK-251 prevented or modified ventricular arrhythmias(More)
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