MPH Patrick J. O’Connor MD

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There are few rigorous studies to confirm or refute the commonly cited concern that control of blood pressure to lower thresholds may result in an increased risk of falls and fractures. To compare falls and fractures in participants with type 2 diabetes in the intensive (targeting a systolic blood pressure of < 120 mmHg) and standard (targeting a systolic(More)
IN APPROACHING their inquiry, researchers in medicine and most of the behavioral sciences have commonly employed quantitative methods. However, in recent years there has been renewed interest in qualitative research as an additional methodologic approach. 1-3 The quantitative approach uses techniques from biostatistics and epidemiology to determine the(More)
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