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We studied the correlations between body mass index (BMI) and percent body fat (fat%) measured by dual-photon absorptiometry (DPA) in 445 white and 242 Asian adults aged 18-94 y. In addition, comparisons in six circumferences and eight skinfold-thickness measurements between whites and Asians were made to explain the discrepancies. Although Asians had lower(More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate rates of postpartum glucose tolerance testing in women diagnosed with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) and to assess factors associated with testing. METHODS This was a retrospective cohort study of 344 women with GDM who received prenatal care in a maternal diabetes clinic during 2001-2004. Rates of postpartum glucose testing(More)
Treatment of maternal chronic myeloid leukemia with imatinib mesylate is avoided because of potential fetal effects. Two women with progression of disease during pregnancy required imatinib therapy. Concentrations of imatinib in maternal blood, placenta, umbilical cord blood and breast milk were 886, 2452, 0 to 157, and 596 ng/ml, respectively.(More)
INTRODUCTION Group prenatal care may have benefits over traditional care; however, the economic performance of this model is largely unexplored. We sought to understand the finances of group prenatal care at a small, rural, critical access hospital. METHODS Volume, cost, and revenue estimates were obtained and an economic model was created. Determination(More)
Cervical cancer is the third most common female cancer worldwide. It remains the highest ranking preventable cancer affecting women in developing countries. Cervical cancer is caused by sexual transmission of human papillomavirus (HPV). It is estimated that more than 80% of sexually active women will be infected with HPV in their lifetime, usually in their(More)
BACKGROUND Frameless stereotactic radiosurgery is commonly used to treat intracranial metastases, but mask-based immobilization can be uncomfortable for patients. OBJECTIVE To describe the clinical outcomes using a novel real-time, frameless, surface imaging--guided radiosurgery (SIG-RS) technique to treat brain metastases. METHODS Data were(More)
Asthma is a major public health issue. The co-occurrence of the high prevalence of asthma and vitamin D deficiency documented globally in recent decades has prompted several investigations into a possible association between the two conditions. The objective of this paper was to synthesize the evidence from studies that have measured the association between(More)
Malnutrition is common in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), which distorts the chemical contents in the fat-free mass (FFM) and alters the assumptions underlying the traditional methods for calculating body-fat content so that such measurements may not be accurate. In vivo neutron-activation analysis (IVNA) measures FFM independently(More)
With the continued expansion of electronic patient record systems ahead of comprehensive evidence, metrics, or future-proofing, health informatics in Europe and beyond is embarking on a faith-driven adventure that also risks data swamping of end-users. An alternative approach is an information broker system, drawing from departmental data sources. A 3-year(More)
Introduction: This research was part of a wider Innovation Forum (IF) research project which was an initiative to improve services and bring about a 20% reduction in the unscheduled use of acute beds by older people (aged over 75) through a range of initiatives. This research considers the developments made in the provision of services for long-term(More)