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We describe the first microsatellites for rockfishes in the diverse genus Sebastes. Clones containing microsatellites were isolated from the genomic library of a quillback rockfish, Sebastes maliger. Twelve microsatellites are characterized; six of these are polymorphic in quillback rockfish, and eight are polymorphic in at least one rockfish species on(More)
The following study is an evaluation of the Moderate Intensity Family Violence Prevention Program (MIFVPP). The sample consisted of 298 male federal offenders who participated in the MIFVPP while incarcerated or on release within the community. Participants were assessed pre-, mid-, and postprogram using an assessment battery consisting of self-report(More)
BACKGROUND We previously reported that integrating antiretroviral therapy (ART) with tuberculosis treatment reduces mortality. However, the timing for the initiation of ART during tuberculosis treatment remains unresolved. METHODS We conducted a three-group, open-label, randomized, controlled trial in South Africa involving 642 ambulatory patients, all(More)
BACKGROUND The use of cannabis (marijuana) or of its psychoactive ingredient delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) as a medicine has been highly contested in many settings.There have been claims that smoked or ingested cannabis, either in its natural form or artificial form (pharmaceutically manufactured drug such as dronabinol), improves the appetites of(More)
Medicines have made an appreciable contribution to improving health. However, even high-income countries are struggling to fund new premium-priced medicines. This will grow necessitating the development of new models to optimize their use. The objective is to review case histories among health authorities to improve the utilization and expenditure on new(More)
OBJECTIVE To summarize published evidence on drug interactions between hormonal contraceptives and antiretrovirals. DESIGN Systematic review of the published literature. METHODS We searched PubMed, POPLINE, and EMBASE for peer-reviewed publications of studies (in any language) from inception to 21 September 2015. We included studies of women using(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether a decision aid on benign prostatic hypertrophy influences decision making, health outcomes, and resource use. DESIGN Randomised controlled trial. SETTING 33 general practices in the United Kingdom. PARTICIPANTS 112 men with benign prostatic hypertrophy. INTERVENTION Patients' decision aid consisting of an interactive(More)
The first WHO essential drugs list, published in 1977, was described as a peaceful revolution in international public health. The list helped to establish the principle that some medicines were more useful than others and that essential medicines were often inaccessible to many populations. Since then, the essential medicines list (EML) has increased in(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether a decision aid on hormone replacement therapy influences decision making and health outcomes. DESIGN Randomised controlled trial. SETTING 26 general practices in the United Kingdom. PARTICIPANTS 205 women considering hormone replacement therapy. INTERVENTION Patients' decision aid consisting of an interactive(More)