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Therapeutic alliance has been a robust predictor of therapy outcome, yet little is known about which patient variables predict the development of an alliance between patient and therapist in time-limited manualized therapies. The authors evaluated pretreatment predictors of therapeutic alliance, controlling for symptom change before its assessment, using a(More)
INTRODUCTION Our objective was to determine the incidence and mortality rates associated with emergency peripartum hysterectomy, factors that lead to uncontrolled hemorrhage and emergency peripartum hysterectomy, and to determine the relationship between cesarean section and risk of emergency peripartum hysterectomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS Studies(More)
BACKGROUND Little is known of the experience and perceptions of care for survivors of emergency peripartum hysterectomy (EPH), an obstetric event that is increasing in incidence. We sought to explore women's experiences of EPH to make recommendations for care. METHODS This qualitative study utilized purposive sampling through an online support group of(More)
AIM The aim of this paper was to assess whether maternal obesity causes preeclampsia. METHODS A systematic literature review of the previous two decades (1992-2011) was conducted. The exposure was maternal obesity while the outcome of interest was preeclampsia. RESULTS Our review revealed consistent findings showing strong association between obesity(More)
BRCA genetic test results provide important information to manage cancer risk for patients and their families. Little is known on the communication of genetic test results by mutation status with family members and physicians in the oncology care setting. As part of a longitudinal study evaluating the impact of genetic counseling and testing among recently(More)
A seroepidemiological survey of Toxoplasma gondii infection in sheep and goats was conducted in the Madrid region of Spain. Sera were collected from 60 herds, for which farming management information and other relevant data for their characterization were also obtained through a questionnaire. The seroprevalence was 11.8% (64 out of 541), using the modified(More)
Epidemiological studies have shown that patients with psoriasis have a higher risk of developing certain metabolic disorders, particularly obesity. Psoriasis and obesity are linked through a common pathophysiological mechanism of chronic low-grade inflammation. Not only is obesity associated with a higher incidence of psoriasis and greater severity, but it(More)
Advanced maternal age (AMA) and HIV status have been investigated separately for their influence on infant outcomes. Both are associated with adverse fetal growth outcomes, including low birth weight (LBW) and preterm birth (PTB). However, the impact of the cooccurrence of these factors in relation to birth outcomes remains relatively understudied. We(More)
To examine the association between prior infant mortality and subsequent risk for small for gestational age (SGA). This population-based, retrospective cohort study used the Missouri maternally linked, longitudinal dataset (1989-2005). Analyses were restricted to women who had two singleton pregnancies during the study period. Logistic regression was(More)
We assessed the impact of Central Hillsborough Healthy Start (CHHS), a federally-funded program dedicated to improving maternal and infant outcomes in a population of high-risk obese mothers in the socio-economically challenged community of East Tampa in Florida on preterm birth and very preterm birth (VPTB). We utilized hospital discharge records linked to(More)