Jordan Duffy

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OBJECTIVES Weight gain is a consistent sequela of smoking cessation. A successful intervention might attract smokers who fear weight gain. If the gain causes smoking relapse, such an intervention might reduce smoking relapse risk. METHODS Using a sample of 158 smokers who completed a 2-week smoking treatment program, we compared an innovative weight gain(More)
Quitting smoking often results in weight gain. The causes of the gain are not known. The present study evaluated changes in calories, total sugars, sucrose, fat, protein, and nonsugar carbohydrates as well as changes in activity levels after quitting smoking. Ninety-five subjects were randomly assigned to either early (Week 2) or late (Week 6) quit dates.(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the learning effect of multiple administrations of the Sensory Organization Test (SOT) on performance and to begin to establish clinical meaningful change scores for the SOT. DESIGN Descriptive case series. SETTING University-affiliated clinic. PARTICIPANTS Healthy young adults (6 men, 7 women; mean age, 24+/-4y). INTERVENTION(More)
Problems of epidemiological studies of cataract are outlined. Some results are reported from a study on 931 cataract patients and 325 non-cataractous individuals. After correction by age and sex several single variables were found to have significant positive or negative correlations with cataract. Interactions between variables were found; these include(More)
OBJECTIVES 1) To update the 2006 systematic review and meta-analysis by Nnoaham & Clarke exploring the association between serum vitamin D and risk of active tuberculosis (TB) following discrepant evidence; and 2) to identify whether TB and vitamin D are associated in rural Afghanistan. METHODS Systematic review and meta-analysis of studies published(More)
As outcomes after ITx improve, greater emphasis is needed on HRQOL. The primary aims of this study were to (i) assess the feasibility of measuring HRQOL in pediatric ITx recipients, (ii) measure HRQOL using validated instruments, and (iii) compare HRQOL in ITx recipients to healthy normal (NL) children. The CHQ and Pediatric Quality of Life (PedsQL4.0)(More)
Reoperations for hemorrhage following liver transplantation (OLT) are commonly associated with increased morbidity and mortality. We sought to determine the incidence and risk factors for reoperation for hemorrhage among adult liver transplantations. We retrospectively analyzed 668 patients transplanted between January 2004 and November 2007. Within 30 days(More)
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