Janet L. Chapin

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OBJECTIVE Most of the data about the prevalence of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) are from tertiary centers that are biased toward seeing more severe cases; therefore, the true prevalence of PAH among patients with connective tissue disease is unknown. We sought to determine the point prevalence of undiagnosed PAH in community-based rheumatology(More)
The relationship between smoking during pregnancy and adverse outcome has been well reported in the literature for many years. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, with the support of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, has implemented a project designed to increase the number of obstetrician-gynecologists who offer the evidence-based 5(More)
OBJECTIVE To ascertain the current knowledge base and screening practices of obstetrician-gynecologists in the area of domestic violence. METHODS We mailed a survey to 189 ACOG Fellows who are members of the Collaborative Ambulatory Research Network. Questionnaires were also mailed to a random sample of 1250 nonmember Fellows. RESULTS(More)
T WAS OBSERVED in this laboratory that in I a closed chamber containing a man the pressure increases on inspiration due to the wetting and warming of the air. It was suggested to the author that this principle might serve as a method for the measurement of respiration in small animals where it is difficult to make use of masks and where immobilization by(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the knowledge, training and attitudes of obstetricians concerning management of breast-feeding. STUDY DESIGN A survey was sent to 1,200 fellows of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists; 397 practicing obstetricians responded. RESULTS Obstetricians who were satisfied with their patients' behavior (69.5%) estimated(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To determine whether obstetrician-gynecologists who typically care for adolescent patients, what this care entails, and the adequacy of training opportunities in adolescent health care. DESIGN A questionnaire designed to elicit information regarding practice patterns of obstetrician-gynecologists mailed to the American College of(More)
Fetal and Infant Mortality Review (FIMR) has been a dynamic process from its inceptionin the 1980s. Essentially, it is a local, community-driven process that has grown and been refined as more communities adopt the methodology. The National Fetal and Infant Mortality Review (NFIMR) Program, a partnership between the federal Maternal and Child Health Bureau(More)
Methylphenidate, 0.5 mg/kg, injected intravenously, was used in 10 normal (A line) and 10 genetically nervous (E line) dogs in a blind-design experiments to aid in prediction, from cardiovascular recordings alone, of behavioral normality versus nervousness. The prediction was 75% correct, based on heart rate (HR), form of the electrocardiogram (EKG),(More)