Journal of General Internal Medicine

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List of Papers (Total 1,853)

Vascular Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Presenting as a Pulsatile Neck Mass: a Case Report and Review of Literature

Ehlers-Danlos syndrome refers to a spectrum of connective tissue disorders typically caused by mutations in genes responsible for the synthesis of collagen. Patients with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome often exhibit hyperflexibility of joints, increased skin elasticity, and tissue fragility. Vascular Ehlers-Danlos (vEDS) is a subtype of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome with a predilection to...

Development and validation of a simplified BRASS index to screen hospital patients needing personalized discharge planning

BackgroundDischarge planning is an important component of hospital care. The Blaylock Risk Assessment Screening Score (BRASS) index is an instrument used to identify patients requiring complex discharge planning.Objectives(1) Evaluate the ability of the original BRASS index to predict the risk of complex discharge and hospital mortality. (2) Develop and validate a simplified...