Anne Clifford

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Osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee is the leading cause of disability in the adult population. Although a number of treatments for knee OA are available, none effectively prevent OA progression. Currently, a wide therapeutic gap exists for patients who have unsuccessfully exhausted conservative OA treatments but who are hesitant or ineligible to undergo(More)
AIMS Syncope, epilepsy, and psychogenic pseudo-syncope are the most common causes of transient loss of consciousness (T-LOC or blackout). All can present with similar features, including abnormal limb movements. It is reported that somewhere between 13 and 42% of patients with 'epilepsy' may be misdiagnosed. A UK Parliamentary working group found that at(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of a 6-week interactive video dance game (IVDG) program on adult participants' cardiorespiratory status and body mass index (BMI). METHODS Twenty-seven healthy adult participants attended IVDG sessions over a 6-week period. Participants completed pre- and post-testing consisting of a(More)
W omen of color within the United States as well as women from developing countries have attacked the hegemony of Western cultural feminism. The idea of a global sisterhood erases important differences in power and access to resources among women of varying races, ethnicities, and nationalities. These critiques, however, have often gone unheeded in the(More)
32 sputa from 29 patients known to have yeasts were emulsified and quantitatively plated on Sabouraud's glucose agar. Colony counts showed that the yeast flora varied from about 300 to about one million cells per ml of the specimen. Sputa collected at bed-side and plated within 2 hours gave lower counts than those received routinely. In the 28 specimens in(More)
Occasional failure ofCandida albicans to produce chlamydospores on potato-carrot chlamydospore agar could not be attributed to variations in the preparation of the medium including autoclaving and lyophilization. Chlamydospore production was, however, very sensitive to temperature. 104 strains ofC. albicans were grown for 3 days on potato-carrot agar at 16,(More)
AIMS Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a major cause of morbidity, mortality, and health resource consumption. However, as many patients with chronic AF are asymptomatic, rapid, accurate opportunistic screening is needed in primary care to detect AF. Conventional electrocardiogram (ECG) technology is too clumsy and time consuming for mass opportunistic screening,(More)
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