The authors studied the religious beliefs, practices, and experiences of 52 psychiatric inpatients. The rate of belief in the major tenets of faith (God, the Devil, and an afterlife) was uniformly high and in accord with national and local public poll results. Patients with depressive and anxiety disorders tended to score lower than those with other… (More)
Previous studies suggest that children with egg allergy may be able to tolerate baked egg. Reliable predictors of a successful baked egg challenge are not well established. We examined egg white-specific IgE levels, skin-prick test (SPT) results, and age as predictors of baked egg oral food challenge (OFC) outcomes. We conducted a retrospective chart review… (More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate via a research literature survey the anterior neurological significance of decreased olfactory functioning following traumatic brain injuries. MATERIALS AND METHODS A computer literature review was performed to locate all functional neuro-imaging studies on patients with post-traumatic anosmia and other olfactory deficits. RESULTS… (More)
We summarize single proton emission computed tomography (SPECT) findings from 63 psychiatric patients in a small rural hospital in western Minnesota. SPECT scans were ordered only for patients in whom documentation of hypoperfusion and functional deficits might be helpful in clarifying diagnoses and treatment planning. The patients referred for SPECT scans… (More)
Of 52 psychiatric inpatients, 81% believed that factors such as proper diet, sleep, and exercise affect the development of illnesses, and 23% believed that sin-related factors, such as sinful thoughts or acts, have such an effect.
We report a case of keratoconjunctivitis associated with eczema herpeticum and highlight its resemblance to erythema multiforme major. A 30-year-old Caucasian man was referred to eye casualty by his general practitioner (GP) with a two-day history of a widespread, rapidly progressing , blistering rash with ulceration, along with red painful eyes. It started… (More)
OBJECTIVE To ascertain if single proton emission computerized tomography (SPECT) imaging involving a patient with a history of head trauma, paraplegia, and chronic mental illness, would provide useful information regarding diagnosis and treatment. METHOD A case report. RESULTS SPECT data indicated a convexity of the temporal lobe; it was significantly… (More)