Meta-analyses were conducted on 14 separate risk factors for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and the moderating effects of various sample and study characteristics, including civilian/military status, were examined. Three categories of risk factor emerged: Factors such as gender, age at trauma, and race that predicted PTSD in some populations but not… (More)
The emphasis on the necessity for fully informed consent in two new books, Doctors' Dilemmas by M. Phillips and J. Dawson and Whose Body Is It? by C. Faulder, is found to be "lacking in balance" by Brewin. The doctor's discretion in dealing with each patient is considered to be the key to determining priorities between paternalism and communication. Rigid… (More)
The need for complete disclosure and mandatory obtaining of informed consent in randomized treatment is questioned. The author suggests that too much information may be as bad as too little. He distinguishes between randomized treatment and research, emphasizing that a hazardous treatment believed to be beneficial can ethically be compared with a less… (More)
24 women experienced in later life the same craving or aversion as they had experienced in pregnancy (or an opposite feeling for the same substance). Most cases were associated with a tumour or its treatment.
Using Cox's Proportional Hazard Model, we have demonstrated the influence of age, sex, microscopic tumour type, extent of primary tumour, nodal status and the presence of metastases on prognosis, in our population of 441 patients with thyroid carcinoma. The TNM classification contributes significantly to survival, but does not include other contributory… (More)