Mary Degrezia

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Hip fracture, a significant health issue for older adults, is an acute event in which older adults can recover their prefracture functional abilities. The recovery phase is often difficult for older adults, and the role of informal caregivers is particularly important. The aim of this qualitative study was to explore informal caregivers' experiences with(More)
BACKGROUND Hip fracture, a significant public health problem among older adults, can be prevented using multimodal approaches (e.g., bone-strengthening measures, fall prevention). Many older adults, however, are unaware of this information. With the rapid growth of older adult online users who have a specific interest in health, the Web can serve as a(More)
By 2015, 50% of HIV-infected individuals in the United States will be 50 years of age and older. Examining successful coping in older adults with HIV could expand existing coping toolkits, enhance disease management, and improve overall outcomes. We explored how urban, community-dwelling older adults (N = 40) coped with HIV infection, comorbidities, and(More)
A variety of ocular disease processes have been identified in HIV-antibody positive persons, especially in people with AIDS. The most common sight-threatening disease in this population is cytomegalovirus (CMV) retinitis. Effective therapies are available to treat CMV retinitis. However, such therapies carry potentially challenging toxicities. Highly active(More)
BACKGROUND The pathogenesis of immunodeficiency due to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-1 is incompletely understood, but immune activation is believed to play a central role. Immunomodulatory agents that decrease immune activation may be useful in the treatment of HIV-1 infection. METHODOLOGY A randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled pilot study(More)
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