Rebecca J Kamil

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OBJECTIVE We aimed to determine whether hearing impairment (HI) in older adults is associated with the development of frailty and falls. METHOD Longitudinal analysis of observational data from the Health, Aging and Body Composition study of 2,000 participants aged 70 to 79 was conducted. Hearing was defined by the pure-tone-average of hearing thresholds(More)
OBJECTIVES Self-reported hearing impairment is often used to gauge objective hearing loss in both clinical settings and research studies. The aim of this study was to examine whether demographic factors affect the accuracy of subjective, self-reported hearing in older adults. DESIGN We examined 3557 participants aged 50 and older in the National Health(More)
BACKGROUND Hearing impairment is highly prevalent in older adults and can affect the daily activities of a person who is hard of hearing (HOH). The impact of hearing impairment may also have collateral effects on the primary communication partner (CP; e.g., spouse, close family member, or caregiver) of the person who is HOH. PURPOSE We aimed to(More)
OBJECTIVES To explore whether disparities in age and sex in access to kidney transplantation (KT) originate at the time of prereferral discussions about KT. DESIGN Cross-sectional survey. SETTING Outpatient dialysis centers in Maryland (n = 26). PARTICIPANTS Individuals who had recently initiated hemodialysis treatment (N = 416). MEASUREMENTS(More)
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS Black race is a risk factor for angioedema. The primary aim was to examine the relationship between race-ethnicity and risk factors for angioedema. STUDY DESIGN Using a retrospective case-control study design, data was extracted with the Clinical Looking Glass utility, a data collection and management tool that captures data from(More)
BACKGROUND Eagle syndrome is often considered in the work-up of odynophagia and neck pain. Classically, this is manifested by ossification or calcification of the stylohyoid ligament or styloid process. There are no reported cases of stylopharyngeal calcification leading to these symptoms. CASE We describe a patient with a suspected submucosal pharyngeal(More)
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