Bridget T Walsh

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OBJECTIVE To assess the efficacy of individualized classical homeopathy in the treatment of fibromyalgia. METHODS This study was a double-blind, randomized, parallel-group, placebo-controlled trial of homeopathy. Community-recruited persons (N = 62) with physician-confirmed fibromyalgia (mean age 49 yr, s.d. 10 yr, 94% women) were treated in a homeopathic(More)
In order to devise a strategy for the management of acute pharyngitis, the clinical features of 418 adults with sore throat were noted and throat cultures were obtained. Patients with cultures positive for group A beta-hemolytic streptococci had a significantly higher (P less than or equal to .01) frequency of recent exposure to streptococcal infection,(More)
The nuchocephalic reflex, previously undescribed, was investigated in a controlled study of 146 subjects ranging in age from 11 hours to 94 years. In 110 subjects over 16 years of age, the presence of the reflex was correlated directly with evidence of diffuse cerebral dysfunction as measured by a shortened form of the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale.(More)
This report describes the results of a clinic-based study conducted to verify a community-reported excess prevalence of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and a possible connection between ethnicity and environmental factors in the reporting of SLE in the United States-Mexico border town of Nogales, Arizona. A community group in Nogales reported 37 cases of(More)
BACKGROUND : Sjögren's syndrome is characterized by the presence of xerostomia and/or xerophthalmia. Pilocarpine, a muscarinic cholinergic agonist, has been proven to be efficacious in treating radiation-induced xerostomia (up to 30 mg/day) and symptoms of dry mouth in Sjögren's patients (up to 20 mg/day). OBJECTIVE : To compare the safety and efficacy of(More)
The medical management of patients with acute respiratory illnesses was analyzed at two different clinics during a 14- to 21-month period. Patients received care from either physicians or physician-supervised physician's assistants (PA). The PAs used respiratory illness clinical algorithms to guide their choice of diagnostic tests and treatment. Illness(More)
Patients with fibromyalgia (FM) have diffuse musculoskeletal pain; half report concomitant intolerance for low levels of environmental chemicals (CI). Previous investigators have hypothesized that the chronic pain and chemical intolerance reflect sensitization of different central nervous system limbic and/or mesolimbic reward pathways. We evaluated(More)
Whereas it is clear that HLA-B27 is increased in many North American natives, the prevalence varies a great deal. There is still a paucity of data on a large number of tribes. There is, however, a suggestion that HLA-B27 positive prevalence follows cultural/linguistic groupings. Reactive arthritis, sacroiliitis, and ankylosing spondylitis also appear to be(More)
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