Gail D Burack

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BACKGROUND Understanding the determinants of physical activity in children is critical for the treatment and prevention of childhood obesity. Social-cognitive theory has been used to understand behavioral patterns in children. OBJECTIVES To explore the relationship between health beliefs, self-efficacy, social support, and sedentary activities and(More)
AIM Epilepsy is associated with difficulties in cognition and behavior in children. These problems have been attributed to genetics, ongoing seizures, psychosocial issues, underlying abnormality of the brain, and/or antiepileptic drugs. In a previous study, we found baseline cognitive differences between children with partial versus generalized and(More)
Antiepileptic drugs have been reported to have a variety of adverse effects on behavior and performance in children with epilepsy. Previous studies investigating these side effects, however, have not controlled for the baseline status of the child (e.g. underlying neurological condition, seizure type, socioeconomic status, family variables), making it(More)
OBJECTIVE As treatment options for epilepsy have increased, there has been a commensurate increase in interest in the side effect profiles of these drugs. METHODS In this study, children between the ages of 6 and 17 with a diagnosis of new-onset, idiopathic epilepsy were evaluated at baseline (n=57) and 6 (n=45) and 12 (n=31) months after initiation of(More)
The evaluation of HIV treatment adherence is essential to manage the development of resistant mutations, treatment failure, and disease progression in patients with HIV-1 infection; however, none of the commonly used measures of treatment adherence have been found to be accurate. The objective of this study was to evaluate three treatment adherence measures(More)
The authors report the case of a 2 1/2-year-old male with autism, with an 18q- chromosomal abnormality in the absence of phenotypical features of the 18q- syndrome. It is suggested that clinicians evaluating children with autistic disorders consider obtaining chromosome analysis, even in the absence of phenotypical abnormalities.
Despite published guidelines on the need to provide comprehensive care to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning/queer (LGBTQ) youth, there has been limited research related to the deliverance of primary health care to this population. The goals of this study were to learn about LGBTQ youth's experiences with their primary care physicians and(More)
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