Joanna Rosenthal

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Two aftercare programs using volunteers as therapists for former inpatients have been effective in reducing hospital readmissions. The volunteer therapists ensure that patients take medications, evaluate them for decompensation, help them find housing and jobs, and give them supportive counseling. In the first program the recidivism rate after one year for(More)
The empirical evidence concerning the relationship between blood pressure and anthropometric characteristics (triceps skinfold, adiposity, and arm circumference) was assessed by means of meta-analysis. Different studies were evaluated critically for strength of design, methods and associations. It was found that the association between blood pressure and(More)
Adult patient series have shown hand-held echocardiography (echo) units (HHE) to be accurate for rapid diagnosis and triage. This is the first study to evaluate the ability of HHE to inform decision making in outpatient pediatric cardiology. New pediatric cardiology patients in outpatient clinics staffed by six pediatric cardiologists (experience 1–17(More)
The distribution of blood pressure and associated factors (height, weight, body mass index, age, social class) was assessed in young Mexican adults, with a cross-sectional study of 657 male and female students enrolled at the University of Mexico, aged from 19 to 25 years. Significantly higher blood pressure levels were observed in males than in females.(More)
Blood pressure rises in adolescence and its increase appears to be more closely related to body size than to age. This cross-sectional study assessed the relationship between selected anthropometric and demographic factors and blood pressure during early adolescence in a sample of 233 females aged 10-12 years enrolled in public and private primary schools(More)
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