Karabi Nandy

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Amyloid-beta (Aβ) is thought to play a central role in synaptic dysfunction (e.g. neurotransmitter release) and synapse loss. Glutamatergic dysfunction is involved in the pathology of Alzheimer's disease (AD) and perhaps plays a central role in age-related cognitive impairment. Yet, it is largely unknown whether Aβ accumulates in excitatory boutons. To(More)
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of three interventions (individual motivational interviewing, group motivational interviewing, or nurse-led hepatitis health promotion) in reducing drug use. A randomized, controlled trial was conducted with 256 methadone maintained moderate-to-heavy alcohol-using adults attending one of five MM(More)
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES To assess the efficacy of Korean Immigrants and Mammography-Culture-Specific Health Intervention (KIM-CHI), an educational program for Korean American (KA) couples designed to improve mammography uptake among KA women. DESIGN A two-group cluster randomized, longitudinal, controlled design. SETTING 50 KA religious organizations in the(More)
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to compare prevalence of substance use, high-risk sexual behaviors, and depression symptoms between homeless youth with and without a history of foster care placement. BACKGROUND Approximately 26,000 young persons exit foster care annually in the United States. Once they 'age out' of foster care, however,(More)
Changes in Smoking Prevalences AmongHealth Care Professionals From2003 to 2010-2011 Smoking by health care professionals is a barrier to tobacco interventionswith patients.1 From2003 to 2006-2007,2 smoking prevalencesamonghealth careprofessionalsdemonstratedno significantdeclines,withthehighestprevalenceamonglicensed practicalnurses (20.55%)andthe(More)
A high percentage of Korean American (KA) women have never had a mammogram, which puts them at greater risk for late-stage breast cancer. The aim of this study was to compare health beliefs and spousal support about breast cancer and screening between KA women with and without a history of mammogram completion. Cross-sectional data were obtained from 428(More)
BACKGROUND Smoking is a significant women's health issue. Examining smoking behaviors among occupational groups with a high prevalence of women may reveal the culture of smoking behavior and quit efforts of female smokers. The purpose of this study was to examine how smoking and quitting characteristics (i.e., ever and recent quit attempts) among females in(More)
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) vaccination rates for incarcerated adults remain low despite their high risk for infection. This study determined predictors of vaccine completion in homeless adults (N= 297) who reported histories of incarceration and who participated in one of three nurse-led hepatitis programs of different intensity. Moreover time since release(More)
There is little research on cancer symptom management among Indigenous populations. This paper reports on the predictors of cancer pain management among American Indian cancer patients/survivors and their caregivers/family. The intervention was a symptom management toolkit delivered via traditional talking circles vs. standard care (control) at eight(More)
INTRODUCTION This paper reports on the prevalence, factors and patterns of cigarette smoking among rural California American Indian (AI) adults. METHODS Thirteen Indian health clinic registries formed the random household survey sampling frame (N = 457). Measures included socio-demographics, age at smoking initiation, intention to quit, smoking usage,(More)