Dennis Black

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Medication compliance may be a surrogate for factors that improve health outcomes such as fractures. Little is known about the size of this potential "healthy adherer" effect. We evaluated the hypothesis that compliance with placebo is associated inversely with bone loss and fractures among women participating in the Fracture Intervention Trial (FIT).(More)
BACKGROUND Osteoporotic fractures are common and are associated with increased morbidity, mortality and health care costs. The most effective way to moderate increases in health care costs and the sickness and premature death associated with osteoporotic fractures, is to prevent osteoporosis. Several lines of evidence suggest that nitrates, drugs typically(More)
In this paper, a quasi-negative binomial distribution (QNBD) derived from the class of generalized Lagrangian probability distributions is studied. The negative binomial distribution is a special case of QNBD. Some properties of QNBD, including the upper tail behavior and limiting distributions, are investigated. It is shown that the moments do not exist in(More)
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