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For many first-year college students in their late teen years, communicating with parents provides crucial social support. When going to college involves moving away from home for the first time, students and their parents must rely on technologies to keep communication channels open. We studied the ways in which college freshmen communicate with their(More)
The mission of the Multiple Sclerosis Centers of Excellence (MSCoEs) is to optimize the services veterans with multiple sclerosis (MS) receive across the U.S. Veterans Health Administration. To accomplish this mission, the MSCoE West has adopted a collaborative chronic-disease management strategy along the lines of the model described by Wagner and(More)
OBJECTIVES To correlate analgesia use among patients with hip fracture requiring surgery with hip fracture subtype, cognitive status, and type of surgery in the postacute period. DESIGN AND PARTICIPANTS Prospective review of patients with hip fractures requiring surgical intervention. A total of 415 patients (mean age: 81.2 ± 9.1 years, 74.3% women)(More)
Materials and methods In addition to the phospholipase A 2 (PLA2) found in the cytosol of inflammatory cells, secretory types of the enzyme (sPLA2) have been identified in snake venoms, mammal ian pancreatic juices and inflammatory exudates [1]. The secretory enzymes are further subdivided into type I and type II on the basis of their amino acid sequences(More)
The mast cell protective effects of the newly developed long-actingβ 2-adrenergic salmeterol and formoterol were compared with those of conventionally usedβ 2-adrenergic, non-specific β-agonists, disodium cromoglycate (DSCG) and theophylline. With the exception of DSCG, all the test agents inhibited ovalbumin-induced histamine release from enzymically(More)
OBJECTIVE (i) To investigate the intra-rater, inter-rater and test-retest reliability and minimal detectable change of the Alternate Step Test (AST) when assessing people with chronic stroke. (ii) To quantify the correlation between AST times and stroke-specific impairments. DESIGN Cross-sectional study. SETTING University-based rehabilitation centre.(More)
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