Isa Fernandez

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This study of 921 adolescents found condom failure (past 90 days) was experienced by at least one-third of the sample, regardless of gender. Frequency of condom failure was positively associated with STD diagnosis (AOR = 1.22, 95% CI = 1.01-1.48), with the odds of testing positive increasing 22% for each added event of failure.
OBJECTIVE To identify the prevalence and correlates of condom failure (defined as breakage or slipping off in the past 90 days) among a sample of adolescent males (15 to 21 years of age). DESIGN A cross-sectional study of 481 condom-using males residing in three US cities (Atlanta, GA, Providence RI, Miami FL). Data were collected, in the years 2000 and(More)
BACKGROUND Empiric evidence is lacking in regard to the subsequent sexually transmitted disease (STD)-associated risk behaviors of adolescents diagnosed and treated for an STD. GOAL The goal of this study was to prospectively identify associations between STD diagnosis and subsequent sexual risk and STD incidence among a sample of U.S. adolescents. (More)
Twenty panic disorder patients underwent a 35% CO2 challenge test and a hyperventilation provocation test. CO2-induced anxiety proved to correlate significantly with respiratory symptoms. These symptoms appeared to be considerably more severe during CO2 inhalation than during the hyperventilation provocation test, which induced no significant anxiety.
Current and past frequencies of respiratory diseases were assessed in 30 patients with panic disorder, 30 patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder, and 30 patients with eating disorders. Lifetime prevalence of respiratory disorders was significantly higher in patients with panic disorder (47%) than in patients with either obsessive-compulsive disorder(More)
In a double-blind randomized placebo-controlled cross-over design trial, the effects of a 4 week fluvoxamine versus a 4 week placebo treatment regimen on panic symptomatology were studied. Fluvoxamine seems to have specific antipanic properties, as a significant decrease in the number of panic attacks was observed. Other components of the disorder, like(More)
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