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Prognostication and decisions regarding ineffectiveness of treatment remain challenging for clinicians and are some of the most difficult yet understudied aspects of clinical medicine. We sought to explore what management intensivists would advocate for a patient, for themselves or for a loved one at different points in an evolving hypothetical clinical scenario of a critically ill patient admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU).
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Name: The New Zealand medical journal
To determine the total numbers of privileged and full-time equivalent intensivists in acute care hospitals with intensivists and compare the characteristics of hospitals with and without intensivists.
In the era of effective antiretroviral therapy, persons living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) are living longer, transforming HIV into a serious chronic illness, warranting discussions between patients and the...
Studies concerning personal attachment have successfully used loved familiar faces to prompt positive affective and physiological reactions. Moreover, the processing of emotional words shows similar p...
This review explored psychological responses and coping among loved ones left behind when a person is missing.
Good communication among patients, their families and loved ones, and their medical care providers is important when figuring out how to treat chronic diseases like kidney disease. A lot o...
LOVED stands for the Living Organ Video Educated Donors (LOVED) program. It is a culturally tailored program for African Americans to reduce the disparity of low rates of living kidney don...
The diagnosis of advanced, incurable cancer at different stages of the adult life span holds a variety of meanings for family members who often must play critical roles in patient care and...
The purpose of this study is to learn more about the causes of Complicated Grief (CG) in those who experience the loss of a loved one. This study aims at learning more about the sleep patt...
In this study, an intervention is tested that is designed to improve the outcomes of hospitalized elders and family caregivers. Study design: - randomized, controlled study ...
A polymeric amine that binds phosphate and is used to treat HYPERPHOSPHATEMIA in patients with kidney disease.
Conduct and synthesis of systematic research comparing interventions and strategies to prevent, diagnose, treat, and monitor health conditions. The purpose of this research is to inform patients, providers, and decision-makers, responding to their expressed needs, about which interventions are most effective for which patients under specific circumstances. (hhs.gov/recovery/programs/cer/draftdefinition.html accessed 6/12/2009)
Number of patients who need to be treated in order to prevent one additional bad outcome. It is the inverse of Absolute Risk Reduction.
One of the short-acting SULFONAMIDES used in combination with PYRIMETHAMINE to treat toxoplasmosis in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome and in newborns with congenital infections.
Strategy for the analysis of RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIALS AS TOPIC that compares patients in the groups to which they were originally randomly assigned.