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CONTEXT The value of assessing various emerging lipid-related markers for prediction of first cardiovascular events is debated. OBJECTIVE To determine whether adding information on apolipoprotein B and apolipoprotein A-I, lipoprotein(a), or lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 to total cholesterol and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C)(More)
Many long-term prospective studies have reported on associations of cardiovascular diseases with circulating lipid markers and/or inflammatory markers. Studies have not, however, generally been designed to provide reliable estimates under different circumstances and to correct for within-person variability. The Emerging Risk Factors Collaboration has(More)
Safety and pharmacokinetics (PK) of the antiparasitic drug ivermectin, administered in higher and/or more frequent doses than currently approved for human use, were evaluated in a double-blind, placebo-controlled, dose escalation study. Subjects (n = 68) were assigned to one of four panels (3:1, ivermectin/placebo): 30 or 60 mg (three times a week) or 90 or(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine if NIX (Warner Lambert Healthcare, Morris Plains, NJ) 1% Permethrin Creme Rinse Lice Treatment (1% PLT) without combing will effectively treat >/=95% of patients on day 2 or on day 15; to determine whether combing influences efficacy. STUDY DESIGN A randomized, observer-blinded study enrolled 95 infested adults and children. All(More)
BACKGROUND Timolol has been formulated in a highly purified gellan gum to improve its duration of action. The efficacy of this formulation in short-term studies using once-daily dosing has been reported. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of 0.5% timolol maleate ophthalmic gel-forming solution (timolol GS)(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the safety profile and efficacy of 2.0% dorzolamide hydrochloride, when administered three times daily for up to 1 year, compared with that of 0.5% timolol maleate and 0.5% betaxolol hydrochloride, each administered twice daily. In addition, the effect of adding dorzolamide to the regimen of patients with inadequate ocular(More)
Individual participant time-to-event data from multiple prospective epidemiologic studies enable detailed investigation into the predictive ability of risk models. Here we address the challenges in appropriately combining such information across studies. Methods are exemplified by analyses of log C-reactive protein and conventional risk factors for coronary(More)
This study in sixty healthy volunteers investigated the effect of a single drop of either 0.5% timolol ophthalmic solution, 0.5% betaxolol ophthalmic solution, or placebo on corneal sensitivity as measured by the Cochet-Bonnet anesthesiometer. Corneal sensitivity was measured immediately prior to the drop and then 1, 3, 6, 10, 15 and 30 minutes after drop(More)
The product of the korA gene of broad host range plasmid RK2 is a key transcriptional repressor which regulates not only the expression of the essential replication gene trfA but also its own expression and that of the kilA operon. It has previously been proposed that korA also encodes a positive activator of transcription of the korC gene, which may act as(More)
BACKGROUND There is debate about the value of assessing levels of C-reactive protein (CRP) and other biomarkers of inflammation for the prediction of first cardiovascular events. METHODS We analyzed data from 52 prospective studies that included 246,669 participants without a history of cardiovascular disease to investigate the value of adding CRP or(More)