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We report on a boy with congenital scalp and limb defects, consistent with a diagnosis of Adams-Oliver syndrome (aplasia cutis congenita with terminal transverse limb defects). An additional finding present in this child and in his mother was cutis marmorata telangiectatica congenita. Although this boy fits the diagnostic criteria for Adams-Oliver syndrome,(More)
BACKGROUND Several epidemiologic studies in the United States and Europe have linked Alternaria sensitivity to both persistence and severity of asthma. In this study, we examined T cell responses and HLA class II alleles in children with moderate-severe asthma. METHODS Ninety-six children with moderate-severe asthma were compared to 90 children with mild(More)
BACKGROUND Peripheral arterial disease patients are less likely than other high-risk patients to achieve ideal low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels. This randomized controlled trial assessed whether a telephone counseling intervention, designed to help peripheral arterial disease patients request more intensive cholesterol-lowering therapy from(More)
Among 355 peripheral arterial disease (PAD) patients with low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) levels > or = 70 mg/dl, we assessed knowledge regarding optimal LDL levels and the importance of LDL-C-lowering therapy. We also assessed PAD participants' behaviors and attitudes regarding their engagement with their physician in treatment decisions for(More)
Among 320 patients with lower extremity peripheral artery disease (PAD) and low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (LDL-C) levels > 70 mg/dl, we determined whether male sex, higher education, and greater self-efficacy for willingness to request therapy from one's physician were associated with increases in LDL-C-lowering medication and achievement of an LDL-C(More)
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