B Mitchell Peck

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PURPOSE Alcohol administered to laboratory animals has been shown to suppress puberty-related hormones and delay puberty by interfering with ovarian development and function. The effects of early substance use on human pubertal development are relatively unexplored. METHODS This cross-sectional study of 3,106 female adolescents, aged 11-21 years,(More)
BACKGROUND Previous research has demonstrated a relationship between prepubertal alcohol and tobacco use and delayed pubertal characteristics in girls. Although, laboratory research indicates that alcohol and tobacco use inhibits sexual maturation in male rats, human research in this area is lacking. To address this question among boys, we conducted a study(More)
BACKGROUND Fulfillment of patients' expectations may influence health care utilization, affect patient satisfaction, and be used to indicate quality of care. Several different instruments have been used to measure expectations, yet little is known about how different assessment methods affect outcomes. OBJECTIVE The object of the study was to determine(More)
BACKGROUND Little is known about provider-patient communication regarding antidepressants in primary care settings. OBJECTIVE The purpose of the study was to describe the extent to which veterans and their providers discuss anti-depressants during primary care visits, and to examine how patient characteristics are related to elements of this(More)
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