Kathleen A Foley

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The medial preoptic area (MPOA) is important for reproductive behavior in females. However, the descending pathways mediating these responses to the spinal motor output are unknown. The MPOA does not directly innervate the spinal cord. Therefore, pathways mediating MPOA-induced changes in sexual behavior must relay in the brain. The nucleus(More)
BACKGROUND Both raloxifene and bisphosphonates are indicated for the prevention and treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis, however these medications have different efficacy and safety profiles. It is plausible that physicians would prescribe these agents to optimize the benefit/risk profile for individual patients. The objective of this study was to(More)
BACKGROUND Individuals with coronary artery disease are at high risk for adverse health outcomes. This risk can be diminished by aggressive lipid management, but adherence to lipid management guidelines is far from ideal and substantial racial disparities in care have been reported. Lipid treatment and goal attainment information is not readily available(More)
BACKGROUND A fever is an increase in the body's temperature above normal. This study examined how US pediatricians perceive and manage fever generally versus fever occurring after vaccination in infants up to six months of age. METHODS A web-based survey of 400 US pediatricians subscribing to the Physician Desk Reference was conducted in December 2008.(More)
This Article examines the Oregon Death with Dignity Act from a medical perspective. Drawing on case studies and information provided by doctors, families, and other care givers, it finds that seemingly reasonable safeguards for the care and protection of terminally ill patients written into the Oregon law are being circumvented. The problem lies primarily(More)
INTRODUCTION The extent to which enzyme-inducing antiepileptic drugs (EIAEDs) are used as first-line treatment in the United States remains unknown. Studies suggest that EIAEDs produce elevation of serum lipids, which could require additional treatment. We assessed the current use of EIAED in monotherapy for epilepsy in the U.S., as well as the correlation(More)
ability of opioids to effectively and safely control acute and cancer pain has been one of several arguments used to support extending opioid treatment to patients with chronic pain, against a backdrop of considerable caution that has been based upon fears of addiction. Of course, opioids may cause addiction, but the " principle of balance " may justify(More)
Worldwide, millions of cancer patients could be relieved from pain and unnecessary suffering if they had timely access to good palliative care. This module explains how to develop an effective palliative care programme within the context of a national cancer control programme. It is based on the Planning module, which provides a comprehensive Planning(More)
OBJECTIVE In 1989, Philadelphia began a bold experiment involving the total shutdown of a 500-bed state hospital. This study examines the service utilization and cost of treating individuals with serious mental illness in a community-based care system in which the state hospital was replaced with 60 extended acute care beds in general hospitals and 583(More)
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