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This study investigated the effectiveness of telephone-delivered cognitive-behavioral therapy (T-CBT) in the management of chronic pain with older military veterans enrolled in VA primary-care clinics. We conducted a randomized clinical trial comparing T-CBT with telephone-delivered pain education (T-EDU). A total of 98 military veterans with chronic pain(More)
Ribavirin has been used widely in various clinical trials, without significant adverse effects beyond reversible, mild anemia. Since 1978 intravenous ribavirin has been used to treat Lassa fever in a remote area of Eastern Sierra Leone, West Africa. In March 1991, brief episodes of rigors in patients receiving ribavirin were reported. An immediate(More)
INTRODUCTION Bupropion is a first-line pharmacological aid for smoking cessation; however, no clinical trials have been conducted in a general population of hospitalized smokers. METHODS We enrolled 85 smokers in a hospital-based randomized smoking cessation trial conducted at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center. A total of 42 participants(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine whether hypnosis would be more effective in helping smokers quit than standard behavioral counseling when both interventions are combined with nicotine patches (NP). A total of 286 current smokers were enrolled in a randomized controlled smoking cessation trial at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center.(More)
INTRODUCTION The purpose of this study was to investigate the efficacy of an intensive tobacco cessation intervention for alcohol-dependent smokers in early recovery. METHODS A total of 162 alcohol-dependent smokers were randomized to either intensive intervention for smoking cessation or usual care. The intensive intervention consisted of 16 sessions of(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate expectancies regarding the interaction between cigarette smoking and use of alcohol among alcohol-dependent smokers in early recovery, using the Nicotine and Other Substances Interaction Expectancies Questionnaire (NOSIE). Participants were 162 veterans, 97% male, with a mean age of 50 years, enrolled in a(More)
Meralgia paresthetica may be associated with diabetes, trauma, infection, and use of self-retaining retractors. Our patient experienced left upper thigh paresthesia after undergoing laparoscopic myomectomy with extensive dissection of the left retroperitoneal space. Neurologic evaluation confirmed meralgia paresthetica. The patient was observed for 4(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine whether hypnosis would be more effective than standard behavioral counseling in helping smokers to remain abstinent. A total of 140 current smokers were enrolled in a randomized controlled smoking cessation trial at an urban Veterans Affairs medical center. Participants (n = 102) who were able to quit for at least(More)
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