Elizabeth A LaMere

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Despite great improvements in recent decades, the health status of American Indians continues to lag behind that of other Americans. Continued health improvement will depend largely on changes in individual behavior. However, few data exist on health risk behaviors among American Indians. We used face-to-face interviews to estimate the prevalence of some of(More)
OBJECTIVE This study examined findings of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) on chest radiographs and presented a classification scheme using quantitative radiographic data supported by clinical parameters. MATERIALS AND METHODS Three radiologists who were blinded to the identity, diagnosis, treatment protocol, and outcome of each patient(More)
CONTEXT Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is a new clinical entity for which no effective therapeutic strategy has been developed. OBJECTIVE To provide preliminary results on the potential therapeutic benefit and tolerability of interferon alfacon-1 plus corticosteroids for SARS. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PATIENTS Open-label study of 22 patients(More)
Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), caused by a novel coronavirus, emerged in early 2003 as a major international health crisis. We report on serum cytokine levels, viral load and clinical parameters over the course of the disease in a cohort of nine adult SARS patients treated with steroids and interferon alfacon-1 at North York General Hospital in(More)
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