Gregory Reardon

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Maximal strength training has been reported to emphasize neural adaptations. The main objective of this study was to detect differences in muscle activation between 5, 10, and 20 repetition maximum (RM) sets. Fourteen subjects performed elbow flexion with 5, 10, and 20RM. Subjects were tested for maximum isometric force (maximal voluntary contraction(More)
BACKGROUND According to current asthma treatment guidelines, single-entity inhaled corticosteroids (ICSs) should be used as initial controller therapy in children with mild to moderate persistent asthma. Long-acting beta(2)-agonists (LABAs) can be added to therapy for those patients whose asthma is not well controlled with a single-entity ICS. OBJECTIVES(More)
OBJECTIVE The objectives of the current study were twofold. First, this study examined the prevalence of anemia in nursing home residents in the USA and its relationship with key resident characteristics and medical conditions. Second, the study explored whether an association between anemia and falls is evident in this same population. RESEARCH DESIGN(More)
BACKGROUND Latanoprost, a prostaglandin inhibitor, is increasingly being used in the therapeutic management of glaucoma. However, there is scant literature examining the cost and outcome ramifications of latanoprost. OBJECTIVES This study examined the medication use behavior (medication-related persistence and adherence rates) and costs associated with(More)
BACKGROUND Asthma management guidelines state that a low-dose inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) is the preferred treatment for mild persistent asthma and that coadministration of a long-acting beta(2)-agonist (LABA) should be reserved for patients whose asthma is uncontrolled by single-entity ICS. However, it appears that many patients in the United States with(More)
BACKGROUND Among long-term care (LTC) residents with atrial fibrillation (AF), the use of warfarin to prevent stroke has been shown to be suboptimal. For those who begin warfarin prophylaxis in LTC, persistence on this therapy has not been reported. OBJECTIVE This study was conducted to estimate persistence on warfarin among LTC residents with AF. (More)
PURPOSE This study summarizes findings from objective assessments of compliance (or adherence) and persistence with ocular hypotensive agents in patients with glaucoma and ocular hypertension. DESIGN Systematic literature review. METHODS A PubMed and reference list search was conducted across publication years 1970-2010, using these terms and variants:(More)
BACKGROUND Among long-term care (LTC) residents, we explored the association between anemia status and hemoglobin (Hb) level with Activities of Daily Living (ADL) functioning and health-related quality of life (HRQOL). METHODS Data were derived from the AnalytiCare database, containing laboratory and Minimum Data Set (MDS) reports for 27 LTC facilities in(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate persistency of pharmacotherapy in primary open-angle glaucoma suspects (glaucoma suspects) treated with latanoprost and timolol. DESIGN Retrospective, cohort study using the Protocare Sciences managed care database; approximately 3 million members in commercial health maintenance organizations and preferred provider organizations and(More)
BACKGROUND The use of warfarin in older patients requires special consideration because of concerns with comorbidities, interacting medications, and the risk of bleeding. Several studies have suggested that warfarin may be underused or inconsistently prescribed in long-term care (LTC); no published systematic review has evaluated warfarin use for stroke(More)