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Opinions about Death of Dialysis Patients

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.540
Synopsis: 
Dialysis patients have experienced the fear of pain and suffering, loneliness and death in the haemodialysis unit. In this cross-sectional research, dialysis patients were found to be in a mildly depressive, emotional state and they had death anxiety.

ABSTRACT

Objective: Dialysis patients who had high mortality rate because of life threatening chronic renal failure, have experienced the fear of pain and suffering, loneliness and fear of death in the hemodialysis unit. This research aimed at determining the perception of death in dialysis patients.

Revised: 
16 May, 2016
Accepted: 
25 May, 2016
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e-Published: 06 Jul, 2016

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Opinions of Turkish Forensic Medicine Specialists about Concept of Death in Turkey

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.359
Pages: 
111–18
Synopsis: 
This investigation was performed to determine opinions of forensic medicine specialists about death. This study revealed that they demonstrate a lower level of death anxiety. They demonstrated a moderate level of avoidance attitude, while they manifested depressive mood towards death.

 

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Accepted: 
12 Aug, 2015
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e-Published: 26 Jan, 2016

Risk Factors for Death of Elderly Patients with Acute Obstructive Suppurative Cholangitis

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.345
Pages: 
316-9
Synopsis: 
Shock, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography plus surgery, advanced age, low platelet count, presence of co-morbidities, door to treatment time > 24 hours, hypoproteinaemia and hyperbilirubinaemia were the independent risk factors for death of elderly patients with acute obstructive suppurative cholangitis.

ABSTRACT

Introduction: To identify the risk factors for death of elderly patients with acute obstructive suppurative cholangitis (AOSC).

Accepted: 
11 Dec, 2014
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e-Published: 01 Dec, 2015

Medical Causes of Death among the Elderly in a Tertiary Hospital, South East Nigeria

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.326
Pages: 
50–5
Synopsis: 
We reviewed the causes of death among the elderly aged 60 years and above. Cerebrovascular accident, chronic kidney disease, and diabetic complications were the most common causes of death among men, while cerebrovascular accident, heart failure from especially hypertensive heart disease and chronic kidney disease were the most common causes of death among women.
ABSTRACT
 
Background: There are few data on morbidity and mortality patterns among the elderly in Africa, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). The aim of this study was to determine the causes of death among the elderly population in the internal medicine wards of a tertiary health institution in South East Nigeria.
 
Accepted: 
06 Jan, 2015
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e-Published: 17 Jul, 2015
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