Jolene T Okaneku

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CONTEXT The role of a dynamic legal, medical, and social setting in affecting the perceived risk associated with smoking marijuana has not been well studied. We sought to determine whether there has been a change in the perceived risk associated with marijuana use over time. METHODS A cross-sectional study was conducted using the 2002-2012 National Survey(More)
The adverse effects of synthetic cannabinoids are not well-described nor have they been thoroughly studied. A 16-year-old male with a past medical history of asthma and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) presented to the emergency department (ED) complaining of 24 h of substernal pressure associated with dyspnea, nausea, and vomiting. He(More)
INTRODUCTION Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning has been reported in the setting of recreational boating however, previous research addressing the epidemiology of carbon monoxide-related injury and death in recreational boaters has been limited. MATERIALS AND METHODS The United States Coast Guard (USCG) Recreational Boating Statistics annual reports for the(More)
CONTEXT Animal model studies have demonstrated that subchronic oral uranium exposure is associated with renal dysfunction. Little is known about the effects of environmental exposure to uranium in humans. OBJECTIVE To determine whether environmental exposure to uranium is associated with alterations in renal function among residents of the United States.(More)
CONTEXT Panax ginseng and Gingko biloba are commonly used herbal supplements in the United States that have been reported to increase alertness and cognitive function. OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of these specific herbals on driving performance. MATERIALS AND METHODS 30 volunteers were tested using the STISIM3®(More)
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