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BACKGROUND The Global Burden of Disease, Injuries, and Risk Factor study 2013 (GBD 2013) is the first of a series of annual updates of the GBD. Risk factor quantification, particularly of modifiable risk factors, can help to identify emerging threats to population health and opportunities for prevention. The GBD 2013 provides a timely opportunity to update(More)
OBJECT Magnetoencephalography (MEG) and magnetic source (MS) imaging are techniques that have been increasingly used for preoperative localization of epileptic foci and areas of eloquent cortex. The use of MEG examinations must be carefully balanced against the high cost and technological investments required to perform these studies, particularly when less(More)
BACKGROUND Magnetic source imaging (MSI) is used routinely in epilepsy presurgical evaluation and in mapping eloquent cortex for surgery. Despite increasing use, the diagnostic yield of MSI is uncertain, with reports varying from 5% to 35%. To add benefit, a diagnostic technique should influence decisions made from other tests, and that influence should(More)
Localizations were compared for the same human seizure between simultaneously measured MEG and iEEG, which were both co-registered to MRI. The whole-cortex neuromagnetometer localized a dipole in a sphere phantom, co-registered to the MEG sensor array, with an error of 1.4 mm. A focal afterdischarge seizure was induced in a patient with partial epilepsy, by(More)
OBJECTIVES We determined whether state Medicaid programs cover recommended treatments for adult and pediatric obesity and to what extent states regulate the treatment and coverage of obesity by private insurers. METHODS We conducted a state-by-state document review of Medicaid manuals and private insurance laws and regulations. RESULTS Eight state(More)
This qualitative study was conducted to better understand the health needs and concerns of immigrant HIV-infected Latinas residing in the Midwest United States. Individual interviews (n = 18) were conducted in Spanish with Latinas in Kansas, Oklahoma and Missouri. Women were at different stages of acceptance about their HIV diagnosis and four common themes(More)
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The number of breast cancer survivors now exceeds 2.5 million in the USA. In the near future, it is likely that existing systems will not be sufficient to provide follow-up care and services for all these patients. Because survivors have many concerns in common and providers may not have enough time to address them individually, group educational sessions(More)