Excerpt from Theodore Janeway’s study of high blood pressure and headaches, “A Clinical Study of Hypertensive Cardio

"Cerebral symptoms were noted early by many patients. Headache was the most frequent. The study of significance of headache has been beset with many complications, for a surprisingly large number of these patients have been subject to migraine throughout life. Some patients have been able to name a definite date when the character of the headache changed completely; others have noted a greater severity of the paroxysms. In still others, headache has appeared for the first time with the onset of vascular disease. So commonly have patients described to me a particular kind of headache that I have almost come to look on it as a typical nephritic or hypertensive symptom. This headache is one which appears on awakening, or wakes the patient during the early morning hours, has its greatest intensity before arising, and passes away either immediately after breakfast or during the course of the morning, to reappear in the same manner, day after day for considerable periods. The intensity of the pain and its location have varied somewhat, the most severe being similar to bad migraine, and in a few cases it is attended by nausea and vomiting." — Archives of Internal Medicine, 1913, Vol. 12, p. 768 (Locked) More »

Selected references for blood pressure and headaches

Law M et al, "Headaches and Treatment of Blood Pressures," Circulation, Oct. 11, 2005, Vol. 112, pp. 2301–06. Friedman, D, "Headache and Hypertension: refuting the myth," Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry, April 2002, Vol. 72, p. 431. Janeway TC, "A clinical study of hypertensive cardiovascular disease," Archives of Internal Medicine, 1913, Vol. 12, pp. 755-798. (Locked) More »

Selected references for gallstones and gallbladder surgery article

O'Donnell LJD, "Post-cholecystectomy diarrhea: a running commentary," Gut, December 1999, Vol. 45, No. 6, pp. 796–7. Moore MJ, Bennett CL, "The learning curve for laparoscopic cholecystectomy. The Southern Surgeons Club," American Journal of Surgery, July 1995, Vol. 170. No. 1, pp. 55–59. www.digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/gallstones. Accessed November 2005. (Locked) More »

Selected references for hangover cures article

Swift R, Davidson D, "Alcohol Hangover: Mechanisms and Mediators," Alcohol Health and Research World, 1998, Vol. 22, No. 1, pp. 54–60. Wiese JG et al, "The Alcohol Hangover, Annals of Internal Medicine, June 6, 2000, Vol. 132, No. 11, pp. 897–902. Pittler MH et al, "Effectiveness of artichoke extract in preventing alcohol-induced hangovers: a randomized controlled trial," Canadian Medical Association Journal , Dec. 9, 2003, Vol. 169, No. 12, pp. 1269–73. (Locked) More »

Selected references for New Year’s resolutions article

Powers T, Koestner R, Topcio RA, "Implementation Intentions, Perfectionism, and Goal Progress: Perhaps the Road to Hell is Paved with Good Intentions," Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, July 2005, Vol. 31, No. 7. pp. 902–12. Koestner R et al, "Attaining Personal Goals: Self-Concordance Plus Implementation Intentions Equals Success," Journal of Personality and Social Psychiatry, July 2002, Vol. 83, No. 1, pp. 231–44. Norcross J, Ratzin AC, Payne D, "Ringing in the New Year: The Change Processes and Reported Outcomes of Resolutions," Addictive Behaviors, 1989, Vol. 14, pp. 205–212. (Locked) More »

Selected references for patient safety article

Weingart SN et al, "What Can Hospitalized Patients Tell Us About Adverse Events: Learning from Patient-Reported Incidents," Journal of General Internal Medicine, Sept. 2005, Vol. 20, pp. 830–836. Entwistle VA, Mello MM, Brennan TA, "Advising Patients About Patient Safety: Current Initiatives Risk Shifting Responsibility," Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, Sept. 2005, Vol. 31, No. 9, pp. 483–494. Weingart SN et al, "Patient-Reported Medication Symptoms in Primary Care," Archives of Internal Medicine, Jan. 24, 2005, Vol. 165, pp. 234–240. (Locked) More »

Patient, protect thyself?

A review of studies that examine whether patients can have an impact on medical mistakes that occur while they are receiving hospital care. (Locked) More »