Rachel W Goodman

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Our aim was to test the reliability of clinical measurements in psoriatic arthritis. The study involved clinical assessments of inflammatory activity as well as damage in 10 patients with psoriatic arthritis seen at the psoriatic arthritis clinic. Five rheumatologists examined these patients according to a latin square design. For the clinical measurements(More)
BACKGROUND Subclavian Steal Syndrome (SSS) is a fascinating vascular phenomenon in which a steno-occlusive lesion of the proximal subclavian artery causes retrograde flow in the vertebral artery away from the brain stem subsequently causing vertebrobasilar insufficiency. SSS can present with a myriad of neurological and vascular signs and symptoms, but most(More)
BACKGROUND The cardiopulmonary exercise test (CPET) is an established method for determining target exercise training intensity (ventilatory threshold [VAT]) and cardiovascular risk; unfortunately, CPET is not readily accessible to people post stroke. The objective of this study was to determine the utility of the 6-minute walk test (6MWT) as a less(More)
INTRODUCTION In parallel with robust efforts world-wide to develop effective neuroprotection for established disease, resources are being mobilized to delineate risk factors and implement preventive measures in a concerted effort to forestall the anticipated Alzheimer disease (AD) epidemic. A review of heritable and 'acquired' dementia risk factors, many(More)
BACKGROUND Because of religious beliefs against contraception and abortion, family planning education is limited at faith-based institutions. The purpose of this study was to assess medical students' satisfaction with family planning education at a faith-based medical school. STUDY DESIGN A self-administered anonymous questionnaire was designed and(More)
Genetic factors may be important in the development of autoimmune disease. We describe the development of fulminant systemic lupus erythematosus in a patient 5 years after recovery from polymyositis. The successive unfolding of different autoimmune diseases in the same individual is suggestive of sequential gene activation.