Kristin A Davis

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OBJECTIVE To determine human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine acceptance among parents of 10- to 15-year-old adolescents. MATERIALS AND METHODS Five hundred seventy-five parents or guardians completed a 30-question survey regarding their knowledge of HPV and acceptance of an HPV vaccine. Afterward, subjects read an HPV educational fact sheet and completed a(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The modified Rankin Scale (mRS) is a popular primary stroke outcome measure, but its usefulness is limited by suboptimal reliability (inter-rater agreement). METHODS We developed and tested the reliability of a simplified mRS questionnaire (smRSq) in 50 patients after stroke seen in outpatient clinics. Randomly chosen paired raters(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The simplified modified Rankin Scale questionnaire (smRSq) enables a reliable and rapid determination of the modified Rankin Scale score after stroke. We test the reliability and validity of a slightly revised smRSq. METHODS Fifty consecutive outpatients 4.83 ± 3.00 months after stroke were scored with a slightly revised smRSq by 3(More)
Neuroblastoma is the most common extracranial solid tumor in infants and young children. Current treatments are not always effective and new therapies are needed. We examined efficacy of combination of the small molecule Bcl-2 inhibitor HA14-1 (HA) and the dietary isoflavonoid apigenin (APG) in human malignant neuroblastoma cells. Dose-response studies(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of our study was to evaluate the effectiveness of using a videotape to give patients information about the risks, benefits, alternatives, and treatment of a common orthopaedic procedure before they sign consent forms. METHODS During a 9-month period, 48 patients with isolated closed ankle fractures requiring surgical intervention(More)