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OBJECTIVE To determine if acetabular dysplasia increases the risk of incident hip osteoarthritis (OA) among elderly white women. METHODS Baseline and followup anteroposterior pelvic radiographs were obtained a mean of 8 years apart, and read for individual radiographic features (IRFs) of hip OA; summary grades (0-4) were then assigned based on the IRFs(More)
PURPOSE We sought to determine the frequency and types of prophylaxis for osteoporosis that were prescribed to outpatients who were receiving chronic glucocorticoid treatment and to identify the patient and provider characteristics that were associated with the use of prophylaxis. SUBJECTS AND METHODS We identified 215 adult outpatients at San Francisco(More)
BACKGROUND There is a paucity of data describing the sustained benefits of lifestyle interventions on health behaviors and blood pressure (BP). METHODS We examined the persistence of changes in health habits and BP in the ENCORE study, a trial in which 144 overweight individuals with above-normal BP were randomized to one of the following 16-week(More)
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