Beverly K Johnson

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OBJECTIVE To examine the association of stage of change with diet and exercise behaviors in response to a lifestyle intervention for Native Hawaiians (NHs). RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS A family ('ohana) support lifestyle intervention was compared with a standard intervention in NHs with or at risk for diabetes in two rural communities in Hawaii (n = 147).(More)
Median nerve compression at the wrist (Carpal Tunnel Syndrome) is commonly associated with local trauma around the flexor retinaculum. Repeated manual activity also exacerbates the disease severity. We undertook a prospective study of the incidence of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) in 47 paraplegic patients who have used their hands extensively for daily(More)
Somatosensory evoked potentials were recorded in five normal women on percutaneous stimulation of the pudendal nerve. A consistent response was obtained over the scalp 2 cm behind the Cz electroencephalographic recording site. The latency of onset of this response had a mean value of 33 msec, and the mean latency of the first positive peak was 39.6 msec.(More)
OBJECTIVE This collaboration between the American College of Rheumatology and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons developed an evidence-based guideline for the perioperative management of antirheumatic drug therapy for adults with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), spondyloarthritis (SpA) including ankylosing spondylitis and psoriatic arthritis,(More)
We describe an orthodromic nerve conduction technique of the dorsal nerve of the penis in 27 normal men. The mean compound nerve action potential was 12.0 plus or minus 6.1 microV. The nerve conduction velocity was 24.4 plus or minus 3.2 milliseconds when the penis was at rest. Gentle stretch of the penis with a 1-pound weight increased the conduction(More)
This pilot study was conducted to compare both the clinical effectiveness and the treatment costs of newer (atypical) antipsychotic medications (clozapine and risperidone) with those of older (classic) neuroleptic medications (chlorpromazine and haloperidol) for psychosis in a community mental health care setting. The study used a retrospective,(More)
A new technique for continuous recording of penile rigidity and tumescence has been developed. This methodology has been utilized in initial studies to define erectile function in both normal and impotent males. Accurate recording of tumescence and rigidity have been utilized to document the decline in erectile function associated with organic impotence.
The dorsal nerve of the penis or clitoris, a branch of the pudendal nerve, was stimulated while averaged evoked responses over the spinal cord, sensory cortex, and bulbocavernosus muscle were recorded in a series of normal subjects. The morphologic features, peak latencies, and peripheral and central conduction times were compared with spinal and cortical(More)
The conditions of three patients with advanced-stage multiple sclerosis and symptoms related to bowel and bladder function were evaluated using colonometry, cystometry, and somatosensory evoked responses from the posterior tibial nerve. The colonometrograms and cystometrograms showed notable hyperreflexia and reduced filling capacity when compared with(More)
BACKGROUND Alzheimer disease (AD) is under substantial genetic influence. To better understand the genetic influence on component phenotypes of AD, we estimated the heritability (h(2)) of abstract reasoning and examined its relation with apolipoprotein epsilon 4 (APOE-epsilon 4). METHODS We studied abstract reasoning in 1,116 individuals from 210(More)