Swati Lederer

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The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether combined treatment with a cardiovascular exercise rehabilitation program and low doses of heparin can induce changes in ergometric parameters of ischemia in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). Heparin may potentiate the development of new vessels promoted by ischemia and therefore may produce(More)
OBJECTIVE This study with 31 obese binge eaters (body mass index [BMI] 39.5+/-8.6 kg/m(2) [SD]) was designed to assess whether diet counseling with psychological support and imipramine or placebo has an effect on the frequency of binge eating, body weight, and depression during an 8-week treatment phase. This was followed by an open medication-free phase of(More)
BACKGROUND Many patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) have insufficient knowledge about CKD, which is associated with poorer health outcomes. Effective patient-provider communication can improve CKD patients' knowledge, thereby augmenting their participation in self-care practices. However, barriers to addressing CKD patients' information needs have(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) commonly have unmet information needs. Greater patient participation in healthcare discussions can address these needs and improve health outcomes. We developed a patient-centered question prompt sheet (QPS) to engage CKD patients in healthcare conversations. METHODS We conducted a two phase,(More)
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