Mark S. McIntosh

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The objective was to assess the impact of a Mediterranean-style, low-glycemic-load diet (control group, n = 41) and the same diet plus a medical food (MF) containing phytosterols, soy protein, and extracts from hops and Acacia (MF group, n = 42) on lipoprotein atherogenicity in women with metabolic syndrome. Plasma lipids, apolipoproteins (apos),(More)
Both metabolic syndrome (MetS) and elevated LDL cholesterol (LDL-C) increase the risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD). We hypothesized that low HDL cholesterol (HDL-C) would further increase CVD risk in women having both conditions. To assess this, we recruited 89 women with MetS (25-72 y) and LDL-C ≥ 2.6 mmol/L. To determine whether plasma HDL-C(More)
The purpose of this study was to correlate biomarkers of metabolic syndrome (MetS), with markers of inflammation and macronutrient intake in 89 women (25-72 years) with MetS. We hypothesized that waist circumference (WC) would have the stronger correlations with inflammatory parameters and would correlate with carbohydrate intake. Values for WC (108.7 ±(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE The objective of this investigation is to use a dental simulation model to compare splinting and bandaging methods for managing tooth avulsions and fractures, as measured by dentist evaluators for quality and time to complete each stabilization procedure. METHODS This was a randomized crossover study comparing 3 splinting techniques for(More)
BACKGROUND The high prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MetS) has highlighted the need for effective dietary interventions to combat this growing problem. OBJECTIVE To assess the impact of a Mediterranean-style low-glycemic-load diet (control arm, n = 44) or the same diet plus a medical food containing phytosterols, soy protein, and extracts from hops and(More)
OBJECTIVES This study examined whether utilization of the Florida State Health Online Tracking System (SHOTS) immunization registry to determine Haemophilus influenzae type B and heptavalent pneumococcal conjugate (PCV7) vaccine status impacts the protocolized decision to perform a screening blood draw for occult bacteremia (OB) in young children. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND Completion of electives abroad is not a new phenomenon for physicians in training. Benefits to the physician and the host country's population have been sufficiently described in the literature; however, many academic residency programs lack an international health curriculum that incorporates both the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical(More)
BACKGROUND Neonatal scalp abscesses are a rare but potentially very serious condition. OBJECTIVES This report serves to demonstrate meningitis as a potential complication of neonatal scalp abscess. In addition, we review the current literature on the subject and comment on the most appropriate evaluation and treatment. CASE REPORT We describe six cases(More)
BACKGROUND During screening for enrollment in a clinical trial, we noticed potential racial disparities in metabolic syndrome variables in women who responded to our study advertisement. We designed a nested observational study to investigate whether metabolic syndrome variables differed between non-Hispanic blacks and non-Hispanic whites. METHODS The(More)