Frank W. Stitt

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During 1968 to 1970, approximately 17 000 middle-aged male executive grade civil service officers, all of them engaged in sedentary or very light work, recorded on a Monday morning their leisure time activities over the previous Friday and Saturday. In 1971 a sample of 509 of these men completed further questionnaires for medical, social, and smoking(More)
Previous studies have shown that after autonomic blockade by propranolol and atropine, the intrinsic rate and contractile function of the heart were related in patients with myocardial failure. In this study the intrinsic rate and ventricular contractile force were measured in dogs during acute heart failure produced by agents which impair myocardial energy(More)
A study of the effect of different amounts of L-ascorbic acid (vitamin C), between 0.076% and 8.3%, contained in the food has been carried out with ten groups of RIII mice (seven ascorbic acid and three control groups), with 50 mice in each group. With an increase in the amount of ascorbic acid there is a highly significant decrease in the first-order rate(More)
A clinical information system consists of four major components: the clinical database, decision support, data analysis (including outcomes), and the development system. We have created such a system using generally available database methodology. The clinical database, for record-keeping, is called the Problem-Oriented Medical Synopsis, and is quite an old(More)
In 1989, Turner and colleagues proposed a new method for automated classification and prediction of outcomes for hospitalized patients with AIDS, based on severity of illness. The authors have confirmed this system, which includes three main stages and 20 substages, in a cohort of HIV-1-infected symptomatic patients admitted to the Miami Veteran's Affairs(More)
The South Florida Program on Aging and Health was initiated in 1992 with the aim to assess physical and mental health of the elderly in Dade County and provide a basis for public health policy. This report describes the methodology applied in the study and preliminary screening results in a probability sample of 2,400 African American, Cuban American and(More)
A clinical information system consists of four major components: the clinical database, decision support, data analysis (including outcomes), and the development system. We have created such a system using generally available database methodology. The system is documented using a conceptual model, a physical model, and sub-models for individual components.(More)