Kathleen T. Ward

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OBJECTIVE The study tested whether adding up to 18 months of telephone continuing care, either as monitoring and feedback (TM) or longer contacts that included counseling (TMC), to intensive outpatient programs (IOPs) improved outcomes for alcohol-dependent patients. METHOD Participants (N = 252) who completed 3 weeks of IOP were randomized to up to 36(More)
While aging has been found to be a multifactorial process, it seems logical that different aging parameters which reflect the deleterious effects of normal basal metabolism should be directly related. Three such putative aging parameters were therefore measured in adult male Fischer 344 rats on three different long-term diets which have been shown to yield(More)
OBJECTIVE The goals of this study were to examine trajectories of blood pressure (BP) in adults with diabetes and investigate the association of trajectory patterns with mortality. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS A nonconcurrent longitudinal design was used to monitor 3,766 Medicare patients with diabetes from 2005 through 2008. Data were extracted from a(More)
—RADARSAT-1 synthetic aperture radar data, speckle reduction, and texture measures provided for separation among forest types within the Twin Cities metropolitan area, MN, USA. The highest transformed divergence values for 16-bit data resulted from speckle filtering while the highest values for 8-bit data resulted from the orthorectified image, before and(More)
SUMMARY Because of the possible clinical association between coeliac disease and sarcoidosis, the incidence of humoral sensitivity to dietary proteins was examined in patients with sarcoidosis. Raised concentrations of circulating IgG antibodies to alpha gliadin were found in 41/99 sarcoid patients whereas antibody levels to casein, beta lactaglobulin and(More)
Substantial evidence suggests that thrombosis contributes to the pathogenesis of primary pulmonary hypertension (PPH). An abnormal factor V (factor V Leiden) may contribute to thrombosis in the pulmonary microcirculation of PPH patients. A point mutation in which adenine is substituted for guanine at nucleotide 1691 (1691A) alters factor V so that it(More)
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