Kristen Davidson

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CONTEXT Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) presents in adolescence, and obesity is a common finding. The benefits and risks of alternate approaches to the management of PCOS in obese adolescent women are not clear. OBJECTIVE We investigated the effects of metformin, oral contraceptives (OCs), and/or lifestyle modification in obese adolescent women with(More)
Despite evidence that spouses play an important role in the recovery of MI survivors, there have been few studies of pertinent psychosocial factors from the perspectives of both survivors and spouses. Accordingly, the aim of this study was to describe stress, coping strategies and social support experienced by survivors and spouses. This study was limited(More)
By definition, patients who respond to antidepressant treatment show significant improvements in most, if not all, of their depressive symptoms. We assessed the patterns of change in depressed outpatients treated openly with fluoxetine 20 mg/day for 8 weeks. We studied 62 depressed outpatients with major depressive disorder who showed full response(More)
Our results suggest that between 29% and 46% of depressed patients fail to respond fully with antidepressant treatment of adequate dose and duration. In particular, although partial response appears to occur in 12% to 15% of the depressed patients studied, nonresponse is observed in 19% to 34% of this population. The prevalence of treatment-resistant(More)
In a double-blind placebo-controlled trial of 48 patients requiring open heart surgery, prostacyclin (PGI2) was infused in a dose of 20 ng/kg/min throughout cardiopulmonary bypass. When compared with the placebo group, the patients given active PGI2 were found to have significantly higher platelet counts from 30 min after commencement of bypass and in the(More)
Over a 5-year period, 9 patients (0.85 per cent) developed a major acute abdominal complication after cardiopulmonary bypass surgery. Difficulties in the initial recognition and diagnosis of these complications in sedated, ill patients are highlighted. A high index of suspicion is important in the early diagnosis of these complications. The numbers are too(More)
BACKGROUND/RATIONALE Support groups of peers were designed to convey support specific to stressful situations encountered by persons with a first-time myocardial infarction and by their spouse or partners. There were no previous published support intervention studies focused on the couple. Survivors and spouses (n=28) participated in a pilot study which(More)
We have previously reported that the hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenal response to insulin-induced hypoglycaemia is normal while the cortisol release to pituitary stimulation by corticotrophin releasing factor (CRF-41) is reduced in obesity. Impaired growth hormone (GH) secretion is also found in obesity which may result from altered central levels of(More)
Fifteen patients with extravalvular aortic root infection and associated infective endocarditis underwent urgent operation for this condition at Glasgow Royal Infirmary between 1977 and 1983. Four patients (26.7%) subsequently died between 1 and 68 months after operation. All patients underwent aortic valve replacement, with debridement or suture closure of(More)