Gina Abbott

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OBJECTIVE To determine whether history of depression is associated with endothelium-dependent flow-mediated dilation (FMD) in postmenopausal women. METHODS Thirty-nine postmenopausal women with no known or suspected cardiovascular disease participated. Nineteen had a positive lifetime history of major depressive disorder, and 20 were never depressed. None(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the relationships among perceived school experiences, diabetes control, and quality of life (QOL) in children with diabetes. METHODS Fifty-eight children with type 1 diabetes and their parents participated. The typical child was 12 years old, had diabetes for 5 years, and attended public, suburban, middle/junior high schools with(More)
BACKGROUND Investigating individual, as opposed to predetermined, quality of life domains may yield important information about quality of life. This study investigated the individual quality of life domains nominated by youth with type 1 diabetes. METHODS Eighty young people attending a diabetes summer camp completed the Schedule for the Evaluation of(More)
BACKGROUND The erosion of the early mortality advantage of elective endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) compared with open repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm remains without a satisfactory explanation. METHODS An individual-patient data meta-analysis of four multicentre randomized trials of EVAR versus open repair was conducted to a prespecified analysis(More)
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