Suad Kapetanovic

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OBJECTIVE To determine whether evidence-based socioculturally adapted collaborative depression care improves receipt of depression care and depression and diabetes outcomes in low-income Hispanic subjects. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS This was a randomized controlled trial of 387 diabetic patients (96.5% Hispanic) with clinically significant depression(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to determine sustained effectiveness in reducing depression symptoms and improving depression care 1 year following intervention completion. METHOD Of 387 low-income, predominantly Hispanic diabetes patients with major depression symptoms randomized to 12-month socioculturally adapted collaborative care (psychotherapy(More)
OBJECTIVE This article describes design elements of the Multifaceted Depression and Diabetes Program (MDDP) randomized clinical trial. The MDDP trial hypothesizes that a socioculturally adapted collaborative care depression management intervention will reduce depressive symptoms and improve patient adherence to diabetes self-care regimens, glycemic control,(More)
OBJECTIVE This study assessed longer-term outcomes of low-income patients with cancer (predominantly female and Hispanic) after treatment in a collaborative model of depression care or in enhanced usual care. METHODS The randomized controlled trial, conducted in safety-net oncology clinics, recruited 472 patients with major depression symptoms. Patients(More)
The use of antipsychotics in children and adolescents in the clinical setting is increasing. This article reviews 77 clinical trials published in the last 10 years, investigating their efficacy, effectiveness, safety and pharmacokinetic data in paediatric populations. The diagnostic categories in which the antipsychotics are commonly used (schizophrenia,(More)
BACKGROUND We examined the effect of cytomegalovirus (CMV) co-infection and viremia on reconstitution of selected CD4+ and CD8+ T-cell subsets in perinatally HIV-infected (PHIV+) children ≥ 1-year old who participated in a partially randomized, open-label, 96-week combination antiretroviral therapy (cART)-algorithm study. METHODS Participants were(More)
OBJECTIVE This study examines clinical predictors of symptom deterioration (relapse/recurrence) at the completion of a clinical intervention trial of depressed, low-income, predominantly Hispanic diabetes patients who were randomized to socio-culturally adapted collaborative depression treatment or usual care and who no longer met clinically significant(More)
BACKGROUND Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may be associated with chronic immune dysregulation and a proinflammatory state. Among HIV-infected individuals, PTSD is associated with greater morbidity and mortality, but the association with immune dysfunction has not been evaluated. This study explores the association between PTSD and selected markers of(More)
BACKGROUND Individuals with severe mental illnesses (SMI) are disproportionately vulnerable to HIV infection but are not consistently engaged in HIV-related services. OBJECTIVE To understand factors influencing implementation of HIV-related services to individuals with SMI, we conducted a series of focus groups with multidisciplinary clinicians and staff(More)