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OBJECTIVE To build on Achenbach, Rescorla, and Ivanova (2012) by (a) reporting new international findings for parent, teacher, and self-ratings on the Child Behavior Checklist, Youth Self-Report, and Teacher's Report Form; (b) testing the fit of syndrome models to new data from 17 societies, including previously underrepresented regions; (c) testing effects(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the clinical features, approaches to management, and outcome of spontaneous pyogenic facet joint infection (PFJI) in adults. PATIENTS AND METHODS Case series of 10 adults with microbiologically proven PFJI diagnosed during a 10-year period in a teaching hospital, plus a review of 32 additional cases previously reported (PubMed 1972 to(More)
OBJECTIVE To test the fit of a seven-syndrome model to ratings of preschoolers' problems by parents in very diverse societies. METHOD Parents of 19,106 children 18 to 71 months of age from 23 societies in Asia, Australasia, Europe, the Middle East, and South America completed the Child Behavior Checklist for Ages 1.5-5 (CBCL/1.5-5). Confirmatory factor(More)
We used population sample data from 25 societies to answer the following questions: (a) How consistently across societies do adolescents report more problems than their parents report about them? (b) Do levels of parent-adolescent agreement vary among societies for different kinds of problems? (c) How well do parents and adolescents in different societies(More)
International comparisons were conducted of preschool children's behavioral and emotional problems as reported on the Child Behavior Checklist for Ages 1½-5 by parents in 24 societies (N = 19,850). Item ratings were aggregated into scores on syndromes; Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-oriented scales; a Stress Problems scale; and(More)
OBJECTIVE The diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is sometimes difficult to establish early in the disease process, particularly in the absence of its classic hallmarks. Our aim was to compare the practical usefulness of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the hand versus anticyclic citrullinated peptide (anti-CCP) antibody testing to confirm the(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the impact of prior corticosteroid treatment on temporal artery biopsy (TAB) yield to establish the diagnosis of giant cell arteritis (GCA). METHODS Retrospective study of a consecutive cohort of 78 patients clinically diagnosed and managed as GCA, who received corticosteroids before TAB. RESULTS Among the 78 patients, TAB was(More)