J M Christiana

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BACKGROUND Self-report data obtained from members of advocate groups for patients with anxiety or mood disorders in 11 countries were used to study time to initial professional help-seeking after incident episodes. METHOD Data were taken from 3516 self-administered questionnaires completed by members of GAMIAN, an international consortium of mental health(More)
The prevention and treatment of hypertension remain as major challenges for clinicians all over the world. The recently published Sixth Report of the Joint National Committee for the Prevention, Detection, Evaluation and Treatment of High Blood Pressure (JNC-VI) uses evidence-based medicine in providing guidelines to aid clinicians in the prevention,(More)
Radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) has become a safe and effective procedure for treatment of supraventricular and ventricular arrhythmia in children and adults. Anatomic data and mapping experience obtained from surgical and direct current ablation procedures paved the way for radiofrequency ablation. Radiofrequency energy is a power source well(More)
OBJECTIVE Greater understanding of the help-seeking process is needed to reduce the level of unmet need for mental health treatment. DESIGN Cross-sectional mail survey. STUDY POPULATION The study population consisted of 3,516 respondents to a survey of members of 14 patient advocacy groups in 11 countries. Respondents reported whether they initiated and(More)
There has been much interest in the effect of sex hormones on cardiovascular risk factors and as a therapeutic modality in both men and women. In this article, testosterone is considered as a possible therapy for cardiovascular disease. It has been shown that the level of serum testosterone decreases in men as they age. Healthy men with low testosterone(More)
From October 1985 to May 1990, the Mitroflow bovine pericardial valve was placed in the aortic position in 168 patients (97 men, 71 women) with a mean age of 69.7 years. Eighty-nine patients had isolated aortic valve replacement, and 79 had aortic valve replacement and additional procedures. Follow-up over 7 1/2 years includes 781 patient years (426 for(More)
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