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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effectiveness of a nurse-managed smoking cessation intervention in diabetic patients. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS This randomized controlled clinical trial involved 280 diabetic smokers (age range 17-84 years) who were randomized either into control (n = 133) or intervention (n = 147) groups at 12 primary care centers and 2(More)
REASONS FOR PERFORMING STUDY It is recognised that the amount of psychological stress that an animal encounters determines the degree of response of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis. In human athletes, the added emotive stress of competition is an important element in the adrenal response. The aim of this study was to examine the effect of(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine the most suitable treatment for Type 2 (non-insulin-dependent) diabetic patients with secondary failure to sulfonylureas (SFS). In a four-month comparative study, 36 Type 2 diabetic patients given SFS were allocated to three treatment groups: A (n = 12, M/F 6/6, HbAlc 9.1 +/- 1.6%) received 0.3 IU/Kg body weight(More)
This work describes and analyses the prevalence of smoking amongst medical students, their awareness of the methods of smoking cessation and the effectiveness they attribute to these methods and to medical advice. A questionnaire was distributed to students of medicine at the University of Navarra with open questions on the methods of smoking cessation of(More)
To identify smoking dependence predictors, 150 active smokers were interviewed. To assess tobacco dependence Fagerström's test was used. The potential associations between smoking dependence and some variables related to life style were investigated. In a case-control study design an induction period > or = 2 months was assumed. After estimating crude odds(More)
BACKGROUND Uncontrolled non-heart-beating donor (UNHBD) transplantation offers a major opportunity to ameliorate the effects of the donor shortage. However, little is known about the true status of the organs obtained from these donors. UNHBD transplantation is performed under unfavorable conditions and involves exposure to several harmful stimuli that have(More)
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