Brandi Simmons

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Cranberries, high in polyphenols, have been associated with several cardiovascular health benefits, although limited clinical trials have been reported to validate these findings. We tested the hypothesis that commercially available low-energy cranberry juice (Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc, Lakeville-Middleboro, Mass) will decrease surrogate risk factors of(More)
Strawberries have been reported to be potent antioxidants and reduce cardiovascular risk factors, such as elevated blood pressure, hyperglycemia, dyslipidemia, and inflammation in limited studies. We hypothesized that freeze-dried strawberry supplementation will improve blood pressure, impaired glucose, dyslipidemia, or circulating adhesion molecules in(More)
BACKGROUND Strawberry flavonoids are potent antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents that have been shown to reduce cardiovascular disease risk factors in prospective cohort studies. Effects of strawberry supplementation on metabolic risk factors have not been studied in obese populations. We tested the hypothesis that freeze-dried strawberry powder (FSP)(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVES This study was undertaken to assess the safety and reliability of a device for transtelephonic defibrillation. DESIGN The transtelephonic system consists of a patient unit and a base station. The patient unit contains a monitor-defibrillator, electrode pads, microphone, microprocessor, and DC defibrillator. The base station comprises a(More)
Avascular necrosis of bone has been described in many sites, including the carpal bones. The case history of a patient with avascular necrosis of the entire proximal row, previously undescribed, is detailed. Numerous contributing factors, including steroid administration, hyperlipidemia, and systemic lupus erythematosus are noted. Occult wrist pain in any(More)
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