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Consumption of solids and liquids occurs as a chain of behaviors that may include accepting, swallowing, and retaining the food or drink. In the current investigation, we evaluated the relative effectiveness of differential reinforcement of the first behavior in the chain (acceptance) versus differential reinforcement for the terminal behavior in the chain(More)
Prospective data from 696 adolescents who delivered at 37 weeks or more gestation were analyzed to determine factors associated with weight gain during pregnancy and effects of pregnancy gains on birth weight and other outcomes of pregnancy. Pregnancy weight gain was found to be associated with the following factors: mother's ethnicity, length of gestation,(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine which of three methods of cervical ripening resulted in the lowest cesarean rate in women with unfavorable cervices and indications for labor induction. METHODS Consenting women with singleton gestations, vertex presentations, and unfavorable cervices (dilatation under 2 cm and effacement under 75%) were randomly assigned to(More)
Sialic acids are monosaccharides found in terminal sugar chains of cell surfaces and proteins; they have various biological functions and have been implicated in health and disease. Genetic defects of the GNE gene which encodes a critical bifunctional enzyme for sialic acid biosynthesis, lead to GNE myopathy, a disease manifesting with progressive muscle(More)
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