D. Richard Miller

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BACKGROUND Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may protect against Alzheimer disease (AD), but observational studies and trials have offered contradictory results. Prior studies have also been relatively short and small. We examined the effects on AD risk of NSAID use for >5 years and of NSAIDs that suppress formation of A beta (1-42) amyloid in a(More)
OBJECTIVES The Nutrition Screening Initiative is a national collaborative effort committed to the identification and treatment of nutritional problems in older persons. METHODS A 14-item checklist of characteristics associated with nutritional status was administered to a random sample of Medicare beneficiaries, aged 70 years and older, in New England.(More)
The improved outlook in childhood leukemia can be attributed to more accurate diagnosis, better supportive care, the use of drug combinations to achieve and maintain remission, and prophylactic therapy to prevent central nervous system leukemia. With the best treatment available today, 65 to 70 per cent of children are in complete continuous remission five(More)
Role functioning and its limitations due to one's health is an important aspect of health-related quality of life (HRQoL). The Medical Outcomes Study (MOS) SF-36 includes 2 role functioning scales: role limitations due to physical health problems (RP) or emotional problems (RE). Although they capture important concepts of HRQoL, these 2 scales have some(More)
We have used elevated levels of plasma creatine phosphokinase activity to identify muscular dystrophy phenotypes in mice and to screen the progeny of chemical mutagen-treated male mice for X chromosome-linked muscular dystrophy mutations. We were not successful in identifying heterozygous carriers of these induced muscular dystrophy mutations in greater(More)
OBJECTIVE To optimize methods for identifying patients with diabetes based on computerized records and to obtain best estimates of diabetes prevalence in Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) patients. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS The VA Diabetes Epidemiology Cohort (DEpiC) is a linked national database of all VA patients since 1998 with data from VA medical(More)
To profile differences in current physical symptoms and medical conditions among women users of Veterans Administration (VA) health services with and without a self-reported history of sexual assault sustained during military service, we conducted a cross-sectional analysis of a nationally representative, random sample of women veterans using VA outpatient(More)
OBJECTIVE The authors examined the self-reported presence and treatment of current depressive disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and alcohol-related disorder in a group of outpatient veterans. METHOD Data were obtained from the Veterans Health Study, a longitudinal investigation of male veterans' health. A representative sample of 2,160(More)
Risk factors for breast cancer were examined in black women in a hospital-based case-control study of 529 black women with breast cancer and 589 controls. Late age at menarche was associated with a reduced risk of breast cancer. Women having 5 or more children had a reduced risk relative to that of women with fewer or no children. Late age at first birth(More)