Harold S. Haller

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The objectives of this retrospective case-control study were to identify risk factors of falls in geriatric-psychiatric inpatients and develop a screening tool to accurately predict falls. The study sample consisted of 225 geriatric-psychiatric inpatients at a Midwestern referral facility. The sample included 136 inpatients who fell and a random stratified(More)
This study examined relationships between emotional adjustment and a number of coping styles and strategies in people with cancer. Two-hundred eighty-three adults completed measures of positive and negative emotions, subjective ratings of cancer-related symptoms and functional impairment, coping strategies, hope, benefit finding, emotional(More)
A comparison is made of statistical techniques currently in use for analysis of quantal assay data. The discussion focuses on the choice of the functional model to use in the description of the tolerance distribution for the estimation of the median effective dose and in the contrast between exact and graphical methods of estimation for a given choice of(More)
AIM To determine if growth patterns in healthy infants can identify associations with obesity at age 5 years. METHOD Body mass index growth patterns from birth to 1 year were described for cohorts of children who were classified at 5 years as normal weight (n = 61), overweight (n = 47), obese (n = 41), and morbidly obese (n = 72). A longitudinal analysis(More)
Interactions between natural killer (NK) and dendritic cells (DCs) are integral to immune response development, potentially leading to bidirectional NK/DC activation. We demonstrate that autologous NK/DC interactions induce CD4 expression on NK cells, influencing degranulation. Cell contact is required, with high NK:DC ratios and mature DCs most effectively(More)
AIM This study determines if an early life growth pattern in healthy infants can predict obesity at age 5. METHODS Randomly selected from all healthy children born from 1997 to 2001 in a Midwestern US Health Maintenance Organization; growth patterns from birth to 5 years were described for children who were categorised by obesity classification at 5 years(More)
Distinguishing an obesity growth pattern that originates during infancy is clinically important. Infancy based obesity prevention interventions may be needed while precursors of later health are forming. Infant obesity and severe obesity growth patterns in the first 2-years are described and distinguished from a normal weight growth pattern. A retrospective(More)
BACKGROUND This study compared the practice profiles of plastic surgeons applying for recertification/maintenance of certification with those applying for primary certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery between 2003 and 2011. METHODS American Board of Plastic Surgery case logs from both recertification and primary certification candidates(More)
We used a naturalistic methodology to examine associations between change in cancer patients' emotional functioning and their use of interventions in a community organization. One-hundred ninety-two patients completed measures at baseline and 6 months later. During this time, they utilized the organization's various interventions as they wished. Attendance(More)