Matthew S Barrett

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Nine adolescents with phenylketonuria (PKU), who had been on unrestricted diets for 2 to 11 years, underwent serial neuropsychological testing over two consecutive 4- to 5-week periods during which each was maintained on a low-phe diet supplemented in a triple-blind fashion either with L-phe (high phe) or L-alanine (low phe). Assignment to the initial(More)
PURPOSE To describe NSAID use among football players and examine differences in attitudes and behaviors associated with reports of daily use. Data are from 681 self-administered questionnaires. Independent variables were race (white), insurance status (private), attitudes (whether NSAIDs helped performance), and behaviors (decided independently vs. asked an(More)
BACKGROUND Elevated blood alcohol content (BAC) is a risk factor for injury. Associations of BAC with adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) have not been conclusively established.We evaluated the association of a BAC greater than 0 mg/dL with the intermediate outcomes, Injury Severity Score (ISS) and Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) score, and their(More)
BACKGROUND African American women have disproportionately high rates of myocardial infarction and stroke. Left ventricular hypertrophy is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Increases in left ventricular mass (LVM) may precede the expression of hypertension. The purpose of this study was to determine whether LVM is related to(More)
In Caucasian hypertensives and diabetics, increased RBC sodium-lithium countertransporter activity (SLC) is a marker for end-organ complications of vascular disease. A subgroup of African Americans with high Vmax for SLC show strong correlations with dyslipidaemia, insulin resistance, microalbuminuria and higher blood pressure. The purpose of our study was(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study is to assess the case rate of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) after near hanging and the secondary outcomes of traumatic and/or anoxic brain injury and death. Risk factors for the outcomes were assessed. METHOD The method is a single-center, statewide retrospective cohort study of consecutive patients admitted(More)
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