Category archives for Volume 2 Issue 4

Female Student with Fevers, Weakness and Dysphagia

An 18-year-old female student with fevers, weakness, and dysphagia

An 18-year-old female student with fevers, weakness, and dysphagia Author: Murtagh, John An 18-year-old female sought evaluation of lethargy and weakness of 3 days duration. She also complained of fevers with sweating, headaches, nasal blockage, anorexia with two episodes of emesis, and a very sore throat with dysphagia.  She had felt ill for the preceding 2 […]

Coronary Artery Lesions in Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea-Hypopnea Syndrome

Analysis of the characteristics of coronary artery lesions in patients with obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome and influencing factors

Analysis of the characteristics of coronary artery lesions in patients with obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome and influencing factors Authors: Sun, Bin; Liu, Jing; Huang, Ding; Liu, Cheng Objective: The current study involved an analysis of the characteristics of coronary artery lesions of patients with obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS) and the corresponding influencing factors.Methods: One hundred twenty patients […]

Study on Family Environment Characteristics of Accident-Prone Children

A case-control study on family environment characteristics of accident-prone children

A case-control study on family environment characteristics of accident-prone children Authors:Chen, Sisi; Zhou, Leshan Objective: The purpose of the current study was to determine the family environment characteristics of accident-prone children, and the influencing factors to provide a reference for accident prevention and intervention for these children. Methods: One hundred forty-seven cases of accident-prone children were screened […]

A Proposal to Change the Role of Residential Aged Care Facilities (RACFs)

The Community Hub: a proposal to change the role of Residential Aged Care Facilities (RACFs)

The Community Hub: a proposal to change the role of Residential Aged Care Facilities (RACFs) In Australia, as in most parts of the world, the increasing number of aged persons and the proportion of the population represented by aged persons is a cause of concern that will require changes in many areas of community life, […]

Chronic Disease Management in the United States and China

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New models for chronic disease management in the United States and China Author: O’Donnell, Ronald R In the United States (US) the role of the general practitioner in primary care is changing rapidly as the team leader in the new “Patient-centered Medical Home” model of care that is designed to improve the management of chronic […]

Risk factors for elderly Chinese patients

Risk factors for post-operative delirium in elderly Chinese patients

Risk factors for post-operative delirium in elderly Chinese patients Authors: Yuan, Xiaoli ; Jiang, Zhixia ; Song, Lingxia ; Yang, Li; He, Ying; Luo, Gongyin Objective: The purpose of this study was to systematically analyze the risk factors for postoperative delirium (PD) in elderly patients in an effort to provide a basis for developing relevant clinical interventions in China. Methods: […]

Improving the pathways of care through collaborative action

Pre hospital medical services and paramedic engagement in Australian health care ‐ Improving the pathways of care through collaborative action

Pre hospital medical services and paramedic engagement in Australian health care – Improving the pathways of care through collaborative action Authors: Brightwell, Richard 1; Bange, Ray2 Paramedics Australasia (PA) is the national body representing paramedics engaged in delivery of pre hospital emergency health care. PA is thus uniquely positioned to provide insights into the role of […]

Patients with Chronic Schizophrenia

Effects of psychological melodrama on empathic ability of patients with chronic schizophrenia

Effects of psychological melodrama on empathic ability of patients with chronic schizophrenia Authors: Tian, Hongmei ; Niu, Weifang ; Liu, Pnig; Wang, Na; Yu, Huijing; Zhao, Zhanhong Objective: The purpose of the current study was to determine the effects of psycho-scene drama on the empathic ability of patients with chronic schizophrenia. Methods: One hundred sixteen in-patients with chronic schizophrenia were […]

Effect of core stability training on balance in elderly women

Effect of core stability training on balance in elderly women

Effect of core stability training on balance in elderly women Authors: Shi, Zhumei ; Zhou, Jinhua Objective: The study investigated the effect of core stability training on balance in elderly women. Method: Sixty female volunteers 61–70 years of age were divided into training (n=30) and control groups (n=30). Core stability training was given to patients in […]