Stan P. Azen

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The purpose of this study was to document predictors of long-term retention among minority participants in the Well Elderly 2 Study, a randomized controlled trial of a lifestyle intervention for community-dwelling older adults. The primary sample included 149 African American and 92 Hispanic men and women aged 60 to 95 years, recruited at senior activity(More)
This nonplacebo-controlled, open label, randomized study was conducted to test the hypotheses that pharmacological doses of nandrolone decanoate would increase lean body tissue, muscle mass, and strength in immunodeficient human immunodeficiency virus-infected men, and that these effects would be enhanced with progressive resistance training (PRT). Thirty(More)
Burn mortality statistics may be misleading unless they account properly for the many factors which may influence outcome. In reviewing such factors in our patients, we identified age, total burn area, third degree burn area, prior bronchopulmonary disease, abnormal Pao2, and airway edema as the factors present on admission which best distinguished(More)
BACKGROUND Acute deviations in protein intake before the quantification of protein kinetics in older humans may explain the controversy over the effects of older age on muscle protein synthesis and proteolysis rates. OBJECTIVE We hypothesized that an acute decrease in protein intake from the habitual intake is associated with lower muscle protein(More)
BACKGROUND This study reports the prevalence of adolescent smoking in the urban and rural areas of Wuhan, China, the capital of Hubei Province, on the Yangtze River in central China. METHODS Smoking behavior was examined by age, gender, and urbanicity as part of the Wuhan Smoking Prevention Trial. Subjects included 6994 seventh- to ninth-grade students(More)
BACKGROUND Restoration of physical function following lumbar microdiskectomy may be influenced by the postoperative care provided. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of a new interventional protocol to improve functional performance in patients who have undergone a single-level lumbar microdiskectomy. SETTING The study(More)
BACKGROUND Hypertension (HTN) is a growing cause of morbidity and mortality among rural Chinese. While HTN has been studied in various regions of China, little is known about HTN among ethnic minorities in rural China. METHODS A total of 36 villages were randomly selected from Yunnan province, China. From these villages, a total of 1,676 subjects from 10(More)
Numerous studies have shown associations between smoking and depression, but the generalizability of the relationship across ethnic groups remains unknown. The present study assessed the association between depression and smoking intention and experimentation among adolescents from four ethnic groups in the Los Angeles area-Chinese/Chinese American,(More)
BACKGROUND Many standardized survey instruments are initially developed in English-speaking populations. These instruments may not be culturally appropriate for other ethnic groups, such as Latinos. METHODS The Los Angeles Latino Eye Study (LALES) was designed to determine the prevalence of blindness, visual impairment, and ocular diseases; risk factors(More)