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PURPOSE The measurement reproducibility of the third generation of commercial optical coherence tomography, OCT-3 (StratusOCT, software ver. A2, Carl Zeiss Meditec Inc., Dublin, CA) was investigated. The nerve fiber layer (NFL) thickness, macula thickness map, and optic nerve head (ONH) parameters in normal eyes were studied. METHODS Ten normal subjects(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Gait impairment is common in the elderly, especially those with stroke and white matter hyperintensities on conventional brain MRI. Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) is more sensitive to white matter damage than conventional MRI. The relationship between DTI measures and gait has not been previously evaluated. Our purpose was to(More)
PURPOSE To assess the incidence and severity of late normal tissue toxicity using three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy to deliver accelerated partial breast irradiation. METHODS AND MATERIALS A total of 60 patients were treated with three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy for accelerated partial breast irradiation. Treatment planning and delivery(More)
OBJECTIVE The type and severity of chronic liver disease may have different effects on health-related quality of life (HRQL). The aim of our study was to determine whether HRQL in patients with chronic liver disease differs by type and severity of disease and to identify which clinical and physiological factors affect this impairment. METHODS In this(More)
IMPORTANCE Knee osteoarthritis (OA), a disorder of cartilage and periarticular bone, is a public health problem without effective medical treatments. Some studies have suggested that vitamin D may protect against structural progression. OBJECTIVE To determine whether vitamin D supplementation reduces symptom and structural progression of knee OA. (More)
INTRODUCTION Bone marrow lesion (BML) size may be an important imaging biomarker for osteoarthritis-related clinical trials and reducing BML size may be an important therapeutic goal. However, data on the interrelationships between BML size, pain, and structural progression are inconsistent and rarely examined in the same cohort. Therefore, we evaluated the(More)
OBJECTIVE Symptoms associated with primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) and primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) negatively affect health-related quality of life (HRQL). The aim of this study was to measure HRQL in patients with chronic cholestatic liver diseases and to determine factors associated with more severe impairment. METHODS We conducted a(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether either of two magnetic resonance imaging approaches - delayed gadolinium enhanced magnetic resonance imaging of cartilage (dGEMRIC), or T2 mapping - can detect short-term changes in knee hyaline cartilage among individuals taking a formulation of collagen hydrolysate. DESIGN Single center, prospective, randomized,(More)
OBJECTIVES To describe patterns of cognitive deficits and activities of daily living (ADLs) in older people with diabetes mellitus. DESIGN Cross-sectional, population-based study. SETTING Three homecare agency areas in Boston, Massachusetts. PARTICIPANTS Two hundred ninety-one homebound people aged 60 and older; 40% with diabetes mellitus. (More)
OBJECTIVES This article describes physical function in Puerto Rican older adults and examines associations between health status and physical function. It also assesses relationships between physical function and disability. METHOD This study uses a cross-sectional study of Puerto Ricans 45 to 75 years in Boston (N = 1,357). Measures included(More)