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The outcome of new episodes of common nonrespiratory tract symptoms was studied in 193 patients attending family physicians. After controlling for demographic, psychological, and social variables, the only element of the process of care that was related to resolution of the patient's symptom at one month was physician-patient agreement about the nature of(More)
BACKGROUND Although dyslipidemia is a well established risk factor for coronary artery disease, its relationship to ischemic cerebrovascular disease has remained unclear, perhaps because of the heterogeneous nature of strokes. METHODS In a case-control study, we measured the serum concentrations of total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol,(More)
A preliminary examination of the relationship between the infant mortality of US birth cohorts and their mortality in later life suggested that infant mortality from diarrhoea and enteritis was particularly influential. In the 1917-21 birth cohorts of 17 US Registration States, infant mortality from diarrhoea and enteritis was significantly related to(More)
The Ontario Exercise-Heart Collaborative Study was a multicenter randomized clinical trial of high intensity exercise for the prevention of recurrent myocardial infarction in 733 men. Of the 678 subjects who could have participated for at least 3 years, 315 (46.5%) dropped out. Stepwise multiple linear logistic regression analysis was carried out to examine(More)
BACKGROUND Epilepsy affects 80% of patients with Sturge-Weber syndrome; the majority of seizures begin before the age of 1. When seizures are intractable to medications and unihemispheric, hemispherectomy is often advised. OBJECTIVE To examine the natural history of patients who underwent hemispherectomy and identify the outcomes in terms of seizure(More)
The purposes of the study were: 1) to describe the extent of the physician's knowledge and his response; 2) to measure the degree of correlation among four indicators of knowledge and among four indicators of response; and 3) to measure the association between physician's knowledge and his response. There were five physicians and 299 patients in the study.(More)