John F. Johnson

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BACKGROUND Targets for peritoneal dialysis (PD) utilization may be difficult to achieve because many older patients have contraindications to PD or barriers to self-care. The objectives of this study were to determine the impact that contraindications and barriers to self-care have on incident PD use, and to determine whether family support increased PD(More)
OBJECTIVE . Patients with complaints of orofacial pain (OFP) often have other body pain, yet many do not report these to their providers. Uncontrolled pain at any location may impact the successful management of an OFP complaint. The objective of this study was to determine the number of pain regions throughout the body, and the underreporting of pain, in(More)
UNLABELLED BACKGROUND Hospitalization rates are a relevant consideration when choosing or recommending a dialysis modality. Previous comparisons of peritoneal dialysis (PD) and hemodialysis (HD) have not been restricted to individuals who were eligible for both therapies. ♢ METHODS We conducted a multicenter prospective cohort study of people 18 years(More)
A survey of 42,370 adults in the United States showed that 9,072 individuals (21%) had experienced orofacial pain more than once in the last 6 months. 1 While 12.2% of the respondents had pain of odontogenic origin, almost 7% had pain involving the TMJ and other orofacial structures. Another study found that nearly one third of patients referred to a(More)
BACKGROUND Patients choosing between hemodialysis (HD) and peritoneal dialysis (PD) should be well informed of the risks and benefits of each modality. Invasive access interventions are important outcomes because frequent interventions lower patient's quality of life and consume limited resources. The objective of this study was to compare the risk of(More)
Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia is a devastating disease state that is almost always fatal without appropriate therapy. The offending organism is difficult to culture, and the diagnosis is best confirmed by performing an open-lung biopsy. Drug therapy includes pentamidine in doses of 4 mg/kg/d im and/or trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole (TMP/SMX) in doses of 20(More)
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