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Sleep disordered breathing in children in a general population sample: prevalence and risk factors.
STUDY OBJECTIVES Assess the prevalence based on clinically meaningful criteria (i.e., blood pressure) and identify risk factors of sleep disordered breathing (SDB) in a representative sample ofExpand
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High Temperatures Enhanced Acute Mortality Effects of Ambient Particle Pollution in the “Oven” City of Wuhan, China
Background We investigated whether the effect of air pollution on daily mortality is enhanced by high temperatures in Wuhan, China, using data from 2001 to 2004. Wuhan has been called an “oven” cityExpand
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Pennsylvania State Hospital system's seclusion and restraint reduction program.
OBJECTIVES This study examined the use of seclusion and mechanical restraint from 1990 to 2000 and the rate of staff injuries from patient assaults from 1998 to 2000 in a state hospital system. Expand
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Association of higher levels of ambient criteria pollutants with impaired cardiac autonomic control: a population-based study.
An association between air pollution and increased cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality has been reported, but underlying mechanisms are unknown. The authors examined short-term associationsExpand
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The collateral network concept: a reassessment of the anatomy of spinal cord perfusion.
OBJECTIVE Prevention of paraplegia after repair of thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm requires understanding the anatomy and physiology of the spinal cord blood supply. Recent laboratory studies andExpand
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Impaired nighttime sleep in healthy old versus young adults is associated with elevated plasma interleukin-6 and cortisol levels: physiologic and therapeutic implications.
IL-6 and TNF alpha secretion is increased by sleep loss or restriction. IL-6 secretion progressively increases with age, yet its association with decreased quality and quantity of sleep in old adultsExpand
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Association of daily cause-specific mortality with ambient particle air pollution in Wuhan, China.
In Asia, limited literature has been published on the association between daily mortality and ambient air pollution. We examined the associations of daily cause-specific mortality with daily meanExpand
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Early On–Cardiopulmonary Bypass Hypotension and Other Factors Associated With Vasoplegic Syndrome
Background— Vasoplegic syndrome is a form of vasodilatory shock that can occur after cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). We hypothesized that the severity and duration of the decline in mean arterialExpand
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Lack of regular exercise, depression, and degree of apnea are predictors of excessive daytime sleepiness in patients with sleep apnea: sex differences.
BACKGROUND Apnea, depression, and metabolic abnormalities are independent predictors of excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) in patients with sleep apnea. Exercise is beneficial for apnea, depression,Expand
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Femoral bone structural geometry adapts to mechanical loading and is influenced by sex steroids: the Penn State Young Women's Health Study.
We used 10 years of longitudinal data from Penn State Young Women's Health Study to explore predictors of adult bone structural geometry and strength. One hundred twelve participants were enrolled inExpand
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