Linda Beckett

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BACKGROUND Increasing evidence suggests that ABPM more closely predicts target organ damage than does clinic measurement. Future guidelines may suggest ABPM as routine in the diagnosis and monitoring of hypertension. This would create difficulties as this test is expensive and often difficult to obtain. The purpose of this study is to determine the degree(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the clinical efficacy of yogic techniques in the treatment of eight adults with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). A specific yogic breathing pattern has been prescribed for the treatment of OCD, as well as others for treating generalized anxiety. A one year course of therapy was followed. Subjects improved on the(More)
Total cholesterol (TC) and low-density- (LDL-C) and high-density-lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) concentrations were recorded annually from 9 to 21 y of age to study tracking and predictive values for adulthood lipid concentrations associated with cardiovascular disease. The tracking coefficients for TC and LDL-C were congruent to 0.7 for 4-, 6-, and 12-y(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Emergency situations often elicit a generous response from the public. This occurred after attacks on the US on September 11, 2001 when many new blood donors lined up to donate. This study was performed to compare return rates for first time donors (FTD) after September 11th, 2001 to FTD during a comparable period in 2000. (More)
In a series of 406 subjects with a diagnosis of asbestos-related pleural disease (ARPD), the left-right symmetry of radiographically diagnosed ARPD was assessed using the International Labour Organization (ILO) system for classifying radiographic abnormalities and three different statistical models for testing the degree of symmetry. The extent of chest(More)
OBJECTIVE To test the hypothesis that serum levels of soluble markers in children change after initiation of zidovudine therapy and that the extent and pattern of these longitudinal changes correlates with clinical outcome. PATIENTS AND METHODS We measured serum levels of soluble CD8, neopterin, beta 2-microglobulin (beta 2M), and p24 antigen, and CD4(More)
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