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In line with Dabrowki's theory of Positive Disintegration, deGrace recently reported no significant difference in terms of anxiety level between groups of actualized and nonactualized Ss. Several methodological and theoretical flaws noted in the deGrace study led the present authors to hypothesize that actualized Ss would score significantly lower than… (More)
Changes in blood pressure and renal function were investigated in 62 patients with primary hyperparathyroidism treated surgically, in an attempt to assess whether or not hypertension and renal impairment should be regarded as important indications for parathyroidectomy. 29% were hypertensive pre-operatively and the blood pressure remained elevated after… (More)
The medication history of patients presenting with benign oesophageal stricture is compared with an age and sex matched control population selected from the community. Fifty five out of 151 consecutive admissions to a dysphagia clinic were found to have benign oesophageal stricture. Twenty six out of 53 (49%) had been prescribed non-steroidal… (More)
The case histories of a husband and wife who developed ulcerative colitis after 28 years of marriage are described. It is hoped this report will stimulate the systematic study of inflammatory bowel disease occurring in both partners of a marriage and clarify the comparative importance of constitutional and environmental factors in its pathogenesis.
We describe our experience in organising an open access dysphagia clinic. Any patient with dysphagia for solids of at least one week's duration can be seen within one week of referral. One hundred and nine 'new' patients were referred in the first year. Fifty-five (50.4%) had peptic or malignant strictures. The majority of these received definitive… (More)
UNLABELLED We describe and evaluate a ward developed to facilitate the discharge planning of general medical patients. DESCRIPTION A 15-bed pre-discharge ward (PDW) with a ward coordinator was established in 1995, as a counterpoise to a medical assessment unit (MAU). METHOD Data, analysed after the first year, included diagnosis, physiotherapy and… (More)