Anne P Cannon

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This study compared the daily pattern of free salivary cortisol secretion in winter and in summer between two groups; participants with self-assessed seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and age- and sex-matched healthy controls. Fifty-two participants completed the study with an equal number in each group. The diurnal pattern of cortisol secretion was(More)
BACKGROUND Left ventricular assist device (LVAD) use is becoming increasingly common for patients with end-stage heart failure. However, the rate of implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) shocks and the effect of these shocks on outcomes in patients with LVADs remain unknown. METHODS Medical records were reviewed from patients with both an ICD and a(More)
OBJECTIVE Left ventricular assist devices are increasingly used as a bridge to transplantation. It remains unclear whether the use of pretransplant left ventricular assist devices adversely affects short-term survival after cardiac transplantation. METHODS A retrospective review of 317 consecutive patients undergoing cardiac transplantation at an academic(More)
BACKGROUND The left ventricular assist device (LVAD) is a therapy for patients with end-stage heart failure, many of whom have a preexisting implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD). We investigated whether the implantation of a LVAD affects ICD function. METHODS AND RESULTS Patients implanted with a LVAD between September 2000 and February 2009 were(More)
Ventricular assist devices (VADs) are a surgical treatment for heart failure. These devices may be implanted as a bridge to transplant or as destination therapy. After surgical recovery and education regarding device care, patients are discharged home. Meticulous care of the driveline must be taken to prevent infection and trauma of the site throughout the(More)
The language functioning of a group of 14 children who had sustained a mild closed head injury (CHI) at least 10 years previously was assessed. The subjects were administered a battery of language assessments including an overall language test, and specific language skills assessments. Performance of the head-injured group was compared with that of a group(More)
OBJECTIVE To understand mechanical circulatory support (MCS) coordinators' perspectives related to destination therapy left ventricular assist devices (DT LVAD) decision making. BACKGROUND MCS coordinators are central to the team that interacts with patients considering DT LVAD, and are well positioned to comment upon the pre-implantation process. (More)