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The Clinical Efficacy Assessment Subcommittee of the American College of Physicians–American Society of Internal Medicine acknowledges the scientific validity of this product as a background paper and as a review that captures the levels of evidence in the management of patients with chronic stable angina as of November 17, 2002.
OBJECTIVE To improve the precision and reliability of estimates of the association between preoperative serum albumin concentration and surgical outcomes. DESIGN Prospective observational study. Patients were followed up for 30 days postoperatively. Multiple logistic regression models were developed to evaluate serum albumin level as a predictor of(More)
BACKGROUND Some have the opinion that patients cared for in Veterans Health Administration (VHA) hospitals receive care of poorer quality than those cared for in non-VHA institutions. To assess the quality of care in VHA hospitals, we compared the outcome of acute myocardial infarction among patients in VHA and non-VHA institutions while controlling for(More)
OBJECTIVES Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP) is the most common surgical treatment for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Anatomic and physiologic abnormalities associated with OSA can make perioperative management difficult. Only single-site case series provide current estimates of the incidence of perioperative complications, with a pooled crude serious(More)
Nitric oxide (NO) plays an important role in the control of numerous vascular functions including basal Na+-K+-ATPase activity in arterial tissue. Hyperglycemia inhibits Na+-K+-ATPase activity in rabbit aorta, in part, through diminished bioactivity of NO. The precise mechanism(s) for such observations, however, are not yet clear. The purpose of this study(More)
BACKGROUND Few studies have addressed how military trauma exposure, particularly sexual assault and combat exposure, affects women veterans' use and perceptions of Veterans Health Administration (VHA) care. OBJECTIVE The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effects of military sexual assault and combat exposure on women veterans' use and(More)
  • Chahine Lm, J Daley, +26 authors Wotljer R
  • 2015
between dopaminergic medications and nocturnal sleep in early-stage Parkinson's disease. PD patients' capacity to consent to research. Neurology (in press). Leentjens A. Designing a new scale to measure anxiety symptoms in Parkinson's disease: Item selection based on canonical correlation analysis. (2013) Motor and non-motor features of Parkinson's disease(More)
Purpose Whilst it is reported that a significant percentage of women use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in pregnancy, little is known about the level at which they consult with CAM practitioners as part of their CAM use. Even less is known about the effect that the practice of consulting with CAM practitioners has on women's patterns of use(More)