Harold S. Javitz

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INTRODUCTION A multicenter prospective study was designed and implemented to assess the short- and longer-term results and risks associated with radiofrequency (RF) ablation in children. METHODS AND RESULTS Patients recruited for the study were aged 0 to 16 years with supraventricular tachycardia due to accessory pathways or AV nodal reentrant tachycardia(More)
This study compared the accuracy of surveys of probability samples of American adults with surveys of non-probability samples of people who volunteer to do surveys for money or prizes. Data from one Random Digit Dialing (RDD) telephone survey, one Internet survey of a probability sample recruited by RDD, and seven Internet surveys of non-probability samples(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the differential cost effectiveness of 2 dosing regimens of bupropion sustained release (SR) in combination with behavioral interventions of minimal intensity (tailored mailings [TM]) or moderate intensity (proactive telephone calls [PTC]) for smoking cessation in an actual practice setting. STUDY DESIGN Open-label, randomized(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the association of nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (nAChR) single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) with 7-day point prevalence abstinence (abstinence) in randomized clinical trials of smoking cessation therapies in individuals grouped by pharmacotherapy randomization to inform the development of personalized smoking cessation therapy. (More)
OBJECTIVES A multicenter prospective study was performed to assess the results and risks associated with radiofrequency ablation in children. This report focuses on recurrences following initially successful ablation. METHODS Patients recruited for the study were aged 0 to 16 years and had supraventricular tachycardia due to accessory pathways or(More)
BACKGROUND Retrospectively collected data about the development and maintenance of behaviors that impact health are a valuable source of information. Establishing the reliability of retrospective measures is a necessary step in determining the utility of that methodology and in studying behaviors in the context of risk and protective factors. OBJECTIVE(More)
BACKGROUND Relatively little information is available in the literature concerning the cost of psoriasis in the United States, and much of that information is out of date. OBJECTIVE The present analyses estimate the direct cost of medical care for psoriasis (including psoriatic arthritis) from a societal perspective among adults in the United States. (More)
To date, only one study has been published on individual characteristics associated with outcome following standard treatment with bupropion SR for smoking cessation. To investigate treatment outcome beyond the 6-week end-of-treatment point, the present study examined characteristics associated with more clinically relevant smoking endpoints following(More)
BACKGROUND Smoking remains the primary preventable cause of death and illness in the U.S. Effective, convenient treatment programs are needed to reduce smoking prevalence. PURPOSE This study compared the effectiveness of three modalities of a behavioral smoking-cessation program in smokers using varenicline. METHODS Current treatment-seeking smokers(More)