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We consider the version of multiquadric interpolation where the interpolation conditions are the equations s(xi ) = fi , i = 1, 2, . . . , n, and where the interpolant has the form s(x) = ∑n j=1 λ j (‖x − x j‖ + c2)1/2 + α, x ∈ Rd , subject to the constraint ∑nj=1 λ j = 0. The points xi ∈ Rd , the right-hand sides fi , i = 1, 2, . . . , n, and the constant(More)
Treatment with 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A reductase inhibitors (statins) decreases cardiovascular event rates in hypercholesterolemic patients. Whether statins exert effects within 24 hours on the coronary vasculature in patients with endothelial dysfunction has not been elucidated. Twenty-seven patients with stable angina pectoris and average(More)
The effect of 6-week treatment with 80 mg/day atorvastatin on vascular function in the forearm was investigated in 18 patients with mean pretreatment serum low-density lipoprotein cholesterol concentrations of 112 +/- 4 mg/dl in a double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized study. Statin treatment improved hyperemic forearm blood flow and decreased serum(More)
The purpose of this phenomenological exploration was to describe the lived experiences of persons diagnosed with advanced cancer who receive Medicaid. Themes emerged from the transcribed interviews of 10 participants in accordance with the cancer trajectory. Before diagnosis, participants were uninsured or underinsured and had more severe symptoms prior to(More)
For students of the health care professions to succeed in today’s health care environment, they must be prepared to collaborate with other professionals and practice on interdisciplinary teams. As most will care for patients with cancer, they must also understand the principles of palliative care and its integration into oncology. This article reports the(More)
UNLABELLED Background: Interprofessional education is necessary to prepare students of the health professions for successful practice in today's health care environment. Because of its expertise in interdisciplinary practice and team-based care, palliative care should be leading the way in creating educational opportunities for students to learn the skills(More)
This article provides the results of a photovoice project conducted with older adults affected by diabetes living in three rural counties in the southern region of the United States. Photovoice is a community-based participatory action methodology that puts the tools of research in the hands of participants. This project was an initial community engagement(More)
Minority older adults are the fastest-growing segment of the older adult population, and a disproportionate number have the greatest psychosocial needs. It is the need to understand and bridge existing racial and ethnic disparities that makes research with minority older adults so necessary. However, these very vulnerabilities may lead to ethical dilemmas(More)