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Untreated pain is a major health care issue and very little is known about the treatment of pain and the effect of pain on post-operative outcomes in older adults. This study was performed to identify the impact of pain on outcomes following hip fracture in older adults. Four hundred and eleven consecutive cognitively intact patients admitted with hip(More)
The authors studied whether grey parrots (Psittacus erithacus) would learn referential English vocalizations if training lacked full social interaction with humans. In previous studies, grey parrots learned human vocalizations most readily when training simultaneously demonstrated the meaning (full reference) and function (full contextual applicability) of(More)
The purpose of this study was to provide an analysis of gender-based disparities in hypertension and cardiovascular disease care in ambulatory practices across the United States. Using data from the 2005 National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey and the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, we conducted a cross-sectional analysis of patient visits(More)
BACKGROUND Evidence suggests that interleukin (IL)-1β is important in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis and its complications and that inhibiting IL-1β may favorably affect vascular disease progression. OBJECTIVES The goal of this study was to evaluate the effects of IL-1β inhibition with canakinumab versus placebo on arterial structure and function,(More)
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