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BACKGROUND Effective care models for treating older African Americans with depressive symptoms are needed. OBJECTIVE To determine whether a home-based intervention alleviates depressive symptoms and improves quality of life in older African Americans. DESIGN Parallel, randomized trial stratified by recruitment site. Interviewers assessing outcomes were(More)
The p53 tumor suppressor oligomerization domain, a dimer of two primary dimers, is an independently folding domain whose subunits consist of a beta-strand, a tight turn and an alpha-helix. To evaluate the effect of hydrophobic side-chains on three-dimensional structure, we substituted residues Phe341 and Leu344 in the alpha-helix with other hydrophobic(More)
Background: Primary care is the principle setting for depression treatment; yet many older African Americans in the United States fail to report depressive symptoms or receive the recommended standard of care. Older African Americans are at high risk for depression due to elevated rates of chronic illness, disability and socioeconomic distress. There is an(More)
In order to decrease the morbidity rate after combined radiotherapy of the cervix carcinoma, a tungsten shield 3 and 5 mm thick for the rectum has been developed by the authors which is applied with the ring and pin applicator of the Selectron unit (LDR- and HDR-afterloading). The isodose curves were measured in a plexiglas phantom, and the radiation dose(More)
In order to be able to continue to benefit from the Munich method - fixed applicator geometry - even after changing from radium therapy to low dose rate afterloading therapy, our department has developed a standardized treatment program for the ring applicator. Its prerequisites are the dose specified on the Manchester point A and the distribution of(More)
Vertical Junction Field Effect Transistors were manufactured on 4H-SiC three-inch wafers for 1200 V power conditioning applications. To ensure high breakdown voltage yields, a robust high-performance guard ring edge termination was designed and fabricated. Manufacturing of the self-aligned guard ring structure requires relatively fewer processing steps and(More)
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY To facilitate replication, we examined delivery characteristics, acceptability, and depression outcomes of a home-based intervention, Get Busy Get Better, Helping Older Adults Beat the Blues (GBGB). GBGB, previously tested in a randomized trial, reduced depressive symptoms and enhanced quality of life in African Americans. DESIGN AND(More)
At our hospital, the Munich method has already proved its value in gynecologic brachytherapy. In order to use this method for the afterloading technique (LDR), too, we developed a computer program for a standardized therapy with the circular applicator. A certain arrangement of sources is indicated for all applicator sizes. So the dose prescribed (point A)(More)
BACKGROUND Primary care is the principle setting for depression treatment; yet many older African Americans in the United States fail to report depressive symptoms or receive the recommended standard of care. Older African Americans are at high risk for depression due to elevated rates of chronic illness, disability and socioeconomic distress. There is an(More)
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