Lauren Lindblad

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Infectious diseases have influenced population genetics and the evolution of the structure of the human genome in part by selecting for host susceptibility alleles that modify pathogenesis. Norovirus infection is associated with ∼90% of epidemic non-bacterial acute gastroenteritis worldwide. Here, we show that resistance to Norwalk virus infection is(More)
CONTEXT It is unclear if blood transfusion in anemic patients with acute coronary syndromes is associated with improved survival. OBJECTIVE To determine the association between blood transfusion and mortality among patients with acute coronary syndromes who develop bleeding, anemia, or both during their hospital course. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PATIENTS We(More)
The objective of this study was to evaluate the influence of calorie restriction (CR) on free-living physical activity levels among humans. Data were from three CALERIE phase I site-specific protocols. Participants were nonobese (body mass index = 23.5-29.9 kg/m² adults randomly assigned to 25% CR, low-calorie diet (LCD, 890 kcal/day supplement diet until(More)
Adolescents and adults with inherited disorders of coagulation have one of the highest prevalence rates of hepatitis C among known risk groups. Few data are available on the use of combination therapy with interferon and ribavirin in this population. Patients 13 years of age and older who were positive for hepatitis C virus (HCV) RNA by polymerase chain(More)
IMPORTANCE Chelation therapy with disodium EDTA has been used for more than 50 years to treat atherosclerosis without proof of efficacy. OBJECTIVE To determine if an EDTA-based chelation regimen reduces cardiovascular events. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS Double-blind, placebo-controlled, 2 × 2 factorial randomized trial enrolling 1708 patients aged(More)
BACKGROUND The Trial to Assess Chelation Therapy (TACT) showed clinical benefit of an EDTA-based infusion regimen in patients aged ≥50 years with prior myocardial infarction. Diabetes mellitus before enrollment was a prespecified subgroup. METHODS AND RESULTS Patients received 40 infusions of EDTA chelation or placebo. A total of 633 (37%) patients had(More)
BACKGROUND Whether high-dose multivitamins are effective for secondary prevention of atherosclerotic disease is unknown. OBJECTIVE To assess whether oral multivitamins reduce cardiovascular events and are safe. DESIGN Double-blind, placebo-controlled, 2 x 2 factorial, multicenter, randomized trial. (ClinicalTrials.gov: NCT00044213) SETTING: 134 U.S. and(More)
BACKGROUND Cardiac tamponade is a life-threatening complication of acute myocardial infarction (MI). Data on the incidence, risk factors, and outcome of tamponade in patients with acute MI in the fibrinolytic era are limited. METHODS Data from a combined clinical trials database of ST-segment elevation MI were used to evaluate the incidence of cardiac(More)
BACKGROUND Disodium ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) reduced adverse cardiac outcomes in a factorial trial also testing oral vitamins. This report describes the intent-to-treat comparison of the 4 factorial groups overall and in patients with diabetes. METHODS This was a double-blind, placebo-controlled, 2 × 2 factorial multicenter randomized trial(More)
The incidence of duplication of inferior vena cava ranges between 0.5 and 2.2% according to published reports. A patient with intermittent claudication and angiographic findings of a stenosis of the left common iliac artery was selected for operation. At exploration an aortic aneurysm below the renal arteries was diagnosed and a duplication of the inferior(More)