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Abnormally long and short QT intervals have been shown to be associated with an increased risk for life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death. In recent years, various methods for QT-interval measurement have been developed, including individual-based corrections for repolarization duration, quantitative assessment of repolar-ization(More)
This study explores the potential differences in comorbidity and course between primary generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), which develops before other anxiety disorders, and secondary GAD. As part of the Harvard/Brown Anxiety Research Project (HARP), a naturalistic, long-term, longitudinal study of 711 subjects from a variety of clinic settings with DSM(More)
OBJECTIVE This analysis describes subjects who met rigorous criteria for DSM-III-R agoraphobia without a history of panic disorder and makes inferences from these data regarding relationships among agoraphobia without a history of panic disorder, panic disorder, and panic disorder with agoraphobia. METHOD Twenty-six subjects (seven men and 19 women) with(More)
From 11 sites in New England and Missouri, 711 patients with > or = one of five index anxiety disorders were recruited onto a longitudinal study in which they were interviewed every 6 months regarding symptoms, course, and treatments received. Of the five disorders studied, panic disorder without agoraphobia was the disorder most often found as a sole(More)
OBJECTIVES The study was designed to develop a simple risk stratification score for primary therapy with an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD). BACKGROUND Current guidelines recommend primary ICD therapy in patients with a low ejection fraction (EF). However, the benefit of the ICD in the low EF population may not be uniform. METHODS(More)
Low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (LDL-C) is a well established coronary heart disease (CHD) risk factor. However, the ability of this metabolic risk factor alone to identify individuals at rigk for future CHD events is limited. The raised triglycerides-low high-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (HDL-C) dyslipidaemia was shown to be an important(More)
BACKGROUND Anxiety disorders are known to commonly coexist in individuals, both with other anxiety disorders and with mental disorders from other groupings, such as affective disorders. We questioned how frequently anxiety disorders actually occur in isolation, as "pure cultures." METHOD We examined diagnostic patterns among the 711 subjects entered into(More)
BACKGROUND Diabetic patients present with an accelerated atherosclerotic process and an increased risk for future cardiovascular events. In addition to the risk imposed by the disease itself, pharmacological treatment adds also a sizable risk, especially if certain classes of antidiabetic drugs are employed. Animal evidence indicates that dipeptidyl(More)
The goals of this study were to delineate the courses of social phobia and to determine whether the course of generalized and specific social phobia differed. In the Harvard/Brown Longitudinal Study of Anxiety Research Project, 66 specific and 74 generalized social phobic subjects were identified for whom adequate course data were available. These subjects(More)
BACKGROUND The effect of combination of fibrate with statin on major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) following acute coronary syndrome (ACS) hospitalization is unclear. The main aim of this study was to investigate the 30-day rate of MACE in patients who participated in the nationwide ACS Israeli Surveys (ACSIS) and were treated on discharge with a(More)