Dorothy D Dunlop

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OBJECTIVE Although it is a cause of osteoarthritis (OA) in animal models, laxity in human knee OA has been minimally evaluated. Ligaments become more compliant with age; whether this results in clinical laxity is not clear. In theory, laxity may predispose to OA and/or result from OA. Our goals were to examine the correlation of age and sex with knee laxity(More)
OBJECTIVE We examine the role of economic access in gender and ethnic/racial disparities in the use of health services among older adults. METHODS Data from the 1993-1995 study on the Asset of Health Dynamics Among the Oldest Old (AHEAD) were used to investigate differences in the 2-year use of health services by gender and among non-Hispanic White versus(More)
OBJECTIVE This study analyzed whether socioeconomic status in older middle age continues to be associated with 10-year survival after data are controlled for baseline health status. METHODS We confirmed deaths through 2002 for 9,759 participants in the Health and Retirement Study, aged 51 to 61 in 1992. We used discrete time survival models to examine(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the relationship between disease damage and bone mineral density (BMD) in women with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). METHODS A cross-sectional study was conducted among 307 women with SLE. Patients attended a single clinic visit that included an interview, physical examination, laboratory testing and BMD measurements (hip and/or(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the effect of an incident wrist fracture on functional status in women enrolled in the Study of Osteoporotic Fractures. DESIGN Prospective cohort study. SETTING Baltimore, Minneapolis, Portland, and the Monongahela valley in Pennsylvania, USA PARTICIPANTS: 6107 women aged 65 years and older without previous wrist or hip fracture(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate whether objectively measured time spent in light intensity physical activity is related to incident disability and to disability progression. DESIGN Prospective multisite cohort study from September 2008 to December 2012. SETTING Baltimore, Maryland; Columbus, Ohio; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA. (More)
A model-based approach is developed to estimate the distribution of time from seroconversion to diagnosis with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) as a function of selected time-dependent covariates. The approach is applied to longitudinal data collected over 4 years of follow-up from 450 men seropositive for the human immunodeficiency virus (90 AIDS(More)
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