David Withrow

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In the last decade, the prevalence of obesity has increased significantly in populations worldwide. A less dramatic, but equally important increase has been seen in our knowledge of its effects on health and the burden it places on healthcare systems. This systematic review aims to assess the current published literature on the direct costs associated with(More)
We monitored the haul-out behavior of 68 radio-tagged harbor seals (Pbucu vittllina) during the molt season at two Alaskan haul-out sites (Grand Island, August-September 1994; Nanvak Bay, August-September 2000). For each site, we created a statistical model of the proportion of seals hauled out as a function of date, time of day, tide, and weather(More)
The abundance of harbor seals (Phoca vitzllina richardii) has declined i n recent decades at several Alaska locations. The causes of these declines are unknown, but there is concern about the status of the populations, especially in the Gulf of Alaska. To assess the status of harbor seals in the Gulf of Alaska, we conducted aerial surveys of seals on their(More)
e11550 Background: Trastuzumab is effective in the treatment of HER-2 positive breast cancer. Although clinical trials have shown an increased risk of cardiotoxicity associated with trastuzumab, this risk has not been well studied in the non-trial setting. This study aims to examine (1) the incidence of cardiotoxicity associated with trastuzumab in the(More)
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