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Long-term weight loss maintenance in the United States
Context:Although the rise in overweight and obesity in the United States is well documented, long-term weight loss maintenance (LTWLM) has been minimally explored.Objective:The aim of this study isExpand
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Cancer incidence in Kentucky, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia: disparities in Appalachia.
CONTEXT Composed of all or a portion of 13 states, Appalachia is a heterogeneous, economically disadvantaged region of the eastern United States. While mortality from cancer in Appalachia hasExpand
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A Silent Response to the Obesity Epidemic: Decline in US Physician Weight Counseling
Background:Guidelines recommend that physicians screen all adults for obesity and offer an intensive counseling and behavioral interventions for weight loss for obese adults. Current trends ofExpand
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Clinical Presentation, Treatment, and Complications of Malignant Hyperthermia in North America from 1987 to 2006
BACKGROUND: We analyzed cases of malignant hyperthermia (MH) reported to the North American MH Registry for clinical characteristics, treatment, and complications. METHODS: Our inclusion criteriaExpand
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beta-Adrenergic receptor polymorphisms and response to salmeterol.
RATIONALE Several studies suggest that patients with asthma who are homozygous for arginine at the 16th position of the beta2-adrenergic receptor may not benefit from short-acting beta-agonists. Expand
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Cluster Analysis of Obesity and Asthma Phenotypes
Background Asthma is a heterogeneous disease with variability among patients in characteristics such as lung function, symptoms and control, body weight, markers of inflammation, and responsivenessExpand
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The Mark Coventry Award: Prevention of Readmission for Venous Thromboembolism after Total Knee Arthroplasty
Venous thromboembolism is the most common reason for readmission after total knee arthroplasty. Prospective contrast venography was conducted from 1984 to 2003 in 1321 patients undergoing total kneeExpand
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The impact of physician weight discussion on weight loss in US adults.
PROBLEM The increasing prevalence of overweight and obesity in the United States and worldwide is at epidemic levels. Physicians may play a vital role in addressing this epidemic. We aimed to examineExpand
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Practices associated with weight loss versus weight-loss maintenance results of a national survey.
BACKGROUND Few studies have examined the weight-control practices that promote weight loss and weight-loss maintenance in the same sample. PURPOSE To examine whether the weight control practicesExpand
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Advance Care Planning Does Not Adversely Affect Hope or Anxiety Among Patients With Advanced Cancer.
CONTEXT Many physicians avoid advance care planning (ACP) discussions because they worry such conversations will lead to psychological distress. OBJECTIVES To investigate whether engaging in ACPExpand
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