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JournalISSN: 0886-0572

Maryland medical journal 

About: Maryland medical journal is an academic journal. The journal publishes majorly in the area(s): Health care & Injury prevention. It has an ISSN identifier of 0886-0572. Over the lifetime, 583 publication(s) have been published receiving 3760 citation(s).
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TL;DR: In this study, the functional reach was measured in patients with idiopathic Parkinson's disease during each visit over at least one year and those patients subsequently suffering falls were noncompliant with the recommendations.
Abstract: Persons with Parkinson's disease are at great risk of suffering traumatic injuries from falls. Intervention with physical therapy and the use of assistive devices are helpful in preventing falls. Unfortunately, many patients are not referred for these interventions until they have already suffered traumatic injury. A simple measure of balance, which can easily be performed in an office setting, is the functional reach. This measure has been shown to be predictive of falls in the elderly. In this study, the functional reach was measured in patients with idiopathic Parkinson's disease during each visit over at least one year. Patients deemed at risk of falling were referred for physical therapy and possibly assistive devices. Those patients subsequently suffering falls were noncompliant with the recommendations.

89 citations


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TL;DR: It is found that patients who had had delirium had higher two-year mortality rates and greater loss of independence than control patients and that poor outcomes might be avoided, in part, with early diagnosis and appropriate management ofDelirium.
Abstract: Many clinicians do not realize the costs associated with delirium. Francis and Kapoor found that patients who had had delirium had higher two-year mortality rates and greater loss of independence than control patients. The investigators also reported a trend toward decline in cognitive performance among patients who had had delirium. Levkoff and coworkers found that delirium was associated with no change in mortality, but that it was associated with prolonged hospital stays and an increased risk of institutional placement among community dwelling elderly. Poor outcomes might be avoided, in part, with early diagnosis and appropriate management of delirium.

57 citations


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TL;DR: Of 100 physicians who entered into a continuing care contract during a five-year period with the Impaired Physicians Program of the Medical Association of Georgia, seventy-seven have maintained documentable abstinence from all mood-altering substances.
Abstract: Of 100 physicians who entered into a continuing care contract during a five-year period with the Impaired Physicians Program of the Medical Association of Georgia, seventy-seven have maintained documentable abstinence from all mood-altering substances. One physician was lost to follow-up. Twenty-two relapsed, eighteen of whom have undergone another treatment for chemical dependence. Only one physician in the relapse group has been involved in a pattern of chronic relapsing behavior.

56 citations



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YearPapers
199927
199829
199751
199634
199541
199445