John J. Green

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OBJECTIVES The objective of this study was to perform a systematic review and meta-analysis of the predictive value of late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) for future cardiovascular events and death in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). BACKGROUND The utility of LGE for detecting myocardial fibrosis is well established. The(More)
Vitamin D(3) deficiency enhances cardiac contraction in experimental studies, yet paradoxically this deficiency is linked to congestive heart failure in humans. Activated vitamin D(3) (1alpha,25-dihydroxyvitamin D(3)) or calcitriol, decreases peak force and activates protein kinase C (PKC) in isolated perfused hearts. However, the direct influence of this(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify the primary sources of information utilized by a vulnerable population during the 2009 influenza pandemic and examine disease prevention behaviors related to reports of local H1N1 influenza transmission. DESIGN Cross-sectional study. SETTING Between May 2009 and December 2009, face-to-face interviews were conducted in towns located(More)
BACKGROUND Increases in hospital emergency department use have been driven by insured patients with problems accessing primary care services. Access problems are especially pronounced in rural communities with health professional shortages. This qualitative study explored reasons for nonurgent pediatric emergency department use in the Mississippi Delta. (More)
The article reports on the results of an evaluation of a school drug and alcohol prevention curriculum marketed under the title, "Here's Looking at You, Two." Previous evaluations, unreported in the literature and having unresolved methodological problems, have found that while the program appears effective at transmitting information regarding drug and(More)
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