Kirsten Carr

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Alcohol dependence is a leading cause of morbidity and premature death. Several lines of evidence suggest a substantial genetic component to the risk for alcoholism: sibs of alcoholic probands have a 3-8 fold increased risk of also developing alcoholism, and twin heritability estimates of 50-60% are reported by contemporary studies of twins. We report on(More)
A genome-wide scan between normal human personality traits and a set of genetic markers at an average interval of 13 centimorgans was carried out in 758 pairs of siblings in 177 nuclear families of alcoholics. Personality traits were measured by the Tridimensional Personality Questionnaire. We detected significant linkage between the trait Harm Avoidance, a(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the demographics, presenting symptoms, physical examination and laboratory findings, and initial diagnoses in a cohort of women referred for evaluation of vulvovaginal problems. STUDY DESIGN Descriptive review of medical records of new patients referred for evaluation of vulvar problems between January 1, 1996, and December 31, 1999.(More)
OBJECTIVES This study was undertaken to assess sexual function and quality of life of women after evaluation and treatment of vulvovaginal problems at a University Center. STUDY DESIGN Subjects were mailed a cover letter and follow-up survey. All new patients (322) referred for evaluation of vulvar problems at a University Vulvar Specialty Clinic between(More)
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