Rebekah Shiff

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BACKGROUND The impact of diabetes on vascular target organ damage (TOD) is not wholly explained by conventional risk factors. African Caribbeans have a greater prevalence of diabetes and some aspects of TOD. We hypothesized that arterial stiffness, an independent cardiovascular risk factor, would be more prevalent with diabetes and in African Caribbeans(More)
In a double blind study, out of 31 newly abstinent patients who underwent opioid free detoxification, 15 were started on the opiate antagonist Naltrexone for 2 months, and 16 were put on placebo for the same period. Given Naltrexone's known efficacy in blocking euphorigenic effects of opioid intake, and in decreasing cravings for the drug, the authors have(More)
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