Aidan A Levine

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OBJECTIVE To compare the habitual physical activity, blood pressure, total cholesterol levels of obese and non-obese matched children. SUBJECTS 546 obese children (BMI and sum of skinfolds > or = 90% tile) were matched for gender, race, age, and height (within 2 cm) with non-obese controls for a total sample of 1092 children. MEASUREMENTS Systolic(More)
Introduction: Therapies for dermatomyositis and polymyositis (DM/PM) include corticosteroids, immunosuppressants, and intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg). A high proportion of patients with DM/PM are refractory to therapy. H.P. Acthar® Gel, repository corticotropin injection (RCI) is a potential anti-inflammatory treatment. Methods: Patients enrolled in the(More)
INTRODUCTION For patients receiving intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg), renal and hemolytic side effects are well recognized. However, there are very few data on the effects of chronic IVIg therapy. METHODS We retrospectively analyzed laboratory data on 166 patients who received IVIg for 12 months with a dose range of 0.441-2.58 g/kg/month, measuring(More)
Introduction: The cause for fibromyalgia (FM) is unknown and diagnostic criteria can be nonspecific. Many patients with FM have nonspecific sensory symptoms consistent with a neuropathic process. Previous studies have shown that a significant percentage of patients diagnosed with FM have small fiber neuropathy (SFN) based on decreased intraepidermal nerve(More)
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