Laila Alamgir

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OBJECTIVES To test the hypothesis that hypertension, high blood pressure, and high pulse pressure (PP) are independently associated with lower cognitive function. DESIGN Cross-sectional study of persons examined in 1988 to 1994. SETTING U.S. noninstitutionalized population. PARTICIPANTS Six thousand one hundred sixty-three men and women aged 60 and(More)
PURPOSE To determine the prevalence of hepatitis C virus antibodies (anti-HCV) in patients with sickle cell disease. PATIENTS AND METHODS Between 1983 and 2001, 150 patients from the Howard University Hospital Center for Sickle Cell Disease were screened for HCV antibody (52% women, 48% men, mean age 34 years). Frozen serum samples from 56 adult sickle(More)
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