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Brown-headed cowbirds (Molothrus ater) are obligate brood parasites. Only females search for host nests and they find host nests one or more days before placing eggs in them. Past work has shown that females have a larger hippocampus than males, but sex differences in spatial cognition have not been extensively investigated. We tested cowbirds for sex and(More)
Noncompliance has been identified as the predominant reason for failure of hypertension therapy. Patients may perceive hypertension as a symptomatic condition, and this view may affect compliance. In a cross-sectional study of outpatients attending a hypertension clinic, we assessed 125 veterans' understanding of hypertension, hypertension history,(More)
Colorectal cancer is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States. Despite the availability of methods for early detection of this cancer, compliance with published screening guidelines is poor. We began a study using a pretest/posttest design to determine the effectiveness of several methods of improving colorectal cancer screening in an(More)
UNLABELLED We have developed a leukocyte-avid, 99mTc-labeled peptide (P483H) as a potential imaging agent for infection. P483H contains the heparin-binding region of platelet factor-4 (PF-4) and a lysine-rich sequence for rapid renal clearance. Technetium-99m-P483H was evaluated for its ability to selectively label white blood cells (WBCs) in vitro and to(More)
Low levels of compliance with established guidelines for preventive care have been documented in a variety of settings. Although the Veterans Administration (VA) is the largest health care provider in the United States, data concerning preventive care to veterans is lacking. A study was conducted to examine preventive care in a university affiliated VA(More)
  • D A Snow
  • 1986
To determine the clinical significance of discrepancies in roentgenographic film interpretation, housestaff's interpretations of 248 outpatient x-rays obtained in a walk-in/emergency room area were compared with the interpretations by radiologists. There was complete agreement for 134/248 (54%) films. Discrepancies for 114 films were classified as(More)
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