Shawn Kantor

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OBJECTIVES To investigate the long-term effects of finasteride on bother and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in men with symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia. METHODS A large prospective 4-year placebo-controlled trial (PLESS) of 3040 men with moderate to severe lower urinary tract symptoms and an enlarged prostate was performed that included(More)
Since most clinicians and researchers agree that stress affects the course of psoriasis, consideration should be given to advocating adjunctive therapies aimed at reducing psychophysiological stress. Biofeedback training, psychotherapy, and hypnosis are examples of adjuncts to traditional medical treatment that can reduce stress levels and have been shown(More)
Abrescy provided outstanding research assistance. All errors are my own. Abstract This paper investigates whether public official selection methods affect policy-making. I compare the policy choices of public officials who are selected and held accountable in very different ways-bureaucrats and politicians-for the case of city treasurers. The analysis draws(More)
E xposure to airborne pollution has substantial adverse health consequences. 1 A recent World Health Organization (WHO) study has estimated that urban air pollution accounts for 6.4 million years of life lost worldwide annually (Cohen et al. 2004). Many harmful pollutants are emitted by automobiles. For example, Currie and Walker (2011) estimate that(More)