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A programmable prompting device improves adherence to highly active antiretroviral therapy in HIV-infected subjects with memory impairment.
Background. Patients cite "forgetting" as a reason for nonadherence to highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). We measured the effect of a memory-prompting device on adherence to HAART inExpand
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Paul Coverdell National Acute Stroke Registry Surveillance - four states, 2005-2007.
PROBLEM/CONDITION Each year, approximately 795,000 persons in the United States experience a new or recurrent stroke. Data from the prototype phase (2001-2004) of the Paul Coverdell National AcuteExpand
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Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Cardiovascular Risk Factors Among Stroke Survivors: United States 1999 to 2001
Background and Purpose— Stroke mortality is higher among US blacks than it is among US whites. Few studies have examined racial and ethnic differences in the prevalence of cardiovascular diseaseExpand
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Familial risk assessment for early-onset coronary heart disease
Purpose: We examined the performance of a familial risk assessment method that stratifies risk for early-onset coronary heart disease by considering the number of relatives with coronary disease,Expand
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A randomized trial of the impact of a programmable medication reminder device on quality of life in patients with AIDS.
This 6-month randomized controlled trial evaluated the impact on quality of life (QOL) of a medication reminder device for patients with HIV. Patients were eligible if they had taken three or fewerExpand
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Expanding the definition of a positive family history for early-onset coronary heart disease
Purpose: Assessing familial risk for early-onset coronary heart disease (CHD) is typically limited to first-degree relatives with early-onset CHD. To evaluate the impact of additional family history,Expand
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Racial and ethnic disparities associated with knowledge of symptoms of heart attack and use of 911: National Health Interview Survey, 2001.
OBJECTIVE Heart attacks are more prevalent among Hispanics and Blacks than among Whites. Bystanders must be able to recognize heart attack symptoms and activate the emergency response system in orderExpand
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Overreporting of Deaths From Coronary Heart Disease in New York City Hospitals, 2003
Introduction New York City has one of the highest reported death rates from coronary heart disease in the United States. We sought to measure the accuracy of this rate by examining deathExpand
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Characteristics of an “Ill-Defined” Diagnosis for Stroke: Opportunities for Improvement
Background and Purpose— Rapid and accurate evaluation of stroke subtypes is crucial for optimal treatment and outcomes. This study assessed factors associated with the likelihood of an “ill-defined”Expand
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