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Can metaphors and analogies improve communication with seriously ill patients?
(J Palliat Med, 2010-03)
OBJECTIVE: It is not known how often physicians use metaphors and analogies, or whether they improve patients' perceptions of their physicians' ability to communicate effectively. Therefore, the objective of this study was ...
Variation in the type and frequency of postoperative invasive Staphylococcus aureus infections according to type of surgical procedure.
(Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol, 2010-07)
OBJECTIVE: To determine the epidemiological characteristics of postoperative invasive Staphylococcus aureus infection following 4 types of major surgical procedures.design. Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: Eleven hospitals ...
Subtypes of nonmedical opioid users: results from the national epidemiologic survey on alcohol and related conditions.
(Drug and alcohol dependence, 2010-11)
To identify subtypes of nonmedical opioid users, gender variations in psychiatric disorders, and quality of life in a representative sample of adults.Analyses of data from the 2001-2002 National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol ...