Candace Brower

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BACKGROUND Based on the knowledge that Tourette's syndrome (TS) is associated with several clinical features that can impair school function and growing evidence that the disorder is much more common than previously thought, the authors hypothesized that TS and related tic disorders would be associated with school problems in the childhood population at(More)
The effect of prior cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection on the immune system was evaluated in young and elderly volunteers. Prevalence of IgG antibodies to CMV was higher in the elderly volunteers. In both age groups, there was a strong association with CMV seropositivity and increased number of CD28- CD4 or CD8 T cells, as well as with increased numbers of T(More)
We conducted a double-blind placebo-controlled crossover study to assess the efficacy of deprenyl for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and adolescents with comorbid Tourette's syndrome (TS). Twenty-four subjects (21 boys, 3 girls; mean age 12 years) were enrolled at two sites (University of Rochester and Baylor College of(More)
To decrease respiratory infections in senior day care, staff were educated on viral transmission and the value of hand washing. Fanny packs with alcohol foam supplemented hand washing and were alternated monthly between centers. Infection rates were unchanged with alcohol foam use. The intervention year's infection rate was significantly lower than the(More)
The authors surveyed 87 adolescent or adult patients with Tourette's syndrome (TS) regarding the presence, characteristics, and functional impact of non-obscene socially inappropriate (SI) behavior. Reported behaviors included insulting others (22%), other SI comments (5%), and SI actions (14%). More often, subjects described having an urge to carry out(More)
This study compares quality rankings of about 550 nursing homes in New York State, based on several outcome measures and differing risk adjustment methods. The outcomes were decline in functional status, worsening decubiti, and prevalence of physical restraints. Measures were constructed from PRI data, which are similar to MDS data. We found substantial(More)
Parallels between the mathematics of tiling, which describes geometries of visual space, and neo-Riemannian theory, which describes geometries of musical space, make it possible to show that certain paradoxes featured in the visual artworks of M. C. Escher also appear in the pitch space modeled by the neo-Riemannian Tonnetz. This article makes these(More)
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