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Lower lobe disease was found in these two latter reports to be more commonly associated with younger patients, specifically below the age of 40 years. The association of unusual roentgenographic disease with advanced age has also been questioned in two recent studies. Indeed, the increased occurrence of “un­usual” disease at an earlier age was believed […]

A number of reports over recent years have drawn attention to the unusual roentgenographic presenta­tions of pulmonary tuberculosis. With few excep­tions, these reports have given little attention to tuberculous involvement of the anterior segment of the upper lobes. Anterior segment involvement is relatively common in primary disease of childhood, but it is less frequent in […]

Of the 142 patients in the study group, 93 were men and 49 were women. Twenty-nine patients (20.4 per­cent) were 65 years of age or older, while 62 (43.6 percent) were between 40 and 65 years; 51 patients (36 percent) were younger than 40 years. Disease exclusive to the upper lobes was found in 56 […]

Records of patients attending the Cleveland (Ohio) Metropolitan General Hospital during the five-year period (July 1983 to June 1988) were evaluated. Patients were included in the study if they had a positive culture for Mycobacterium tuberculosis from speci­mens of sputum, bronchial washings, or lung biopsy. The charts and roentgenograms of 142 patients were reviewed. Of […]

Roentgenographs localization of adult reactivation pulmonary tuberculosis to the anterior segment of either or both upper lobes rarely has been reported in the recent literature. This is contrary to reports of childhood or adult primary pulmonary tuberculosis in which disease is not uncommonly described in this location. In a series of 142 adults with pulmonary […]

Patients with diabetes require continuous comprehensive medical care and self-management education to prevent acute complications. Of all the complications of diabetes, damage to the extremities that necessitates successive amputations emerged as a high predictor of morbidity and mortality. Studies have shown that when patients are passive about appropriate foot self-check, the incidence of foot ulcers […]

Of the 463 patients, 434 (94%) were African-American and 29 (6%) were Caucasian. Other races comprised only a small number of patients and were excluded from our analysis. The sample consisted of 307 women (67%). The general subscale of the Diabetes Knowledge Test was used to assess patients’ understanding of diabetes. The score was calculated […]