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Release from prison--a high risk of death for former inmates.
Former prison inmates were at high risk for death after release from prison, particularly during the first 2 weeks, and interventions are necessary to reduce the risk of death after released from prison.
The validity of self-reported smoking: a review and meta-analysis.
- D. Patrick, A. Cheadle, D. Thompson, P. Diehr, T. Koepsell, S. Kinne
- Medicine, PsychologyAmerican journal of public health
- 1 July 1994
Self-reports of smoking are accurate in most studies, but biochemical assessment, preferably with cotinine plasma, should be considered in intervention studies and student populations to improve accuracy.
The National Alzheimer's Coordinating Center (NACC) Database: The Uniform Data Set
The National Alzheimer's Coordinating Center (NACC) is responsible for developing and maintaining a database of participant information collected from the 29 Alzheimer's Disease Centers (ADCs) by developing data collection forms based on Clinical Task Force definitions, a relational database, and a data submission system accessible by all ADCs.
Patient-physician racial concordance and the perceived quality and use of health care.
- S. Saha, M. Komaromy, T. Koepsell, A. Bindman
- Medicine, Political ScienceArchives of internal medicine
- 10 May 1999
Findings confirm the importance of racial and cultural factors in the patient-physician relationship and reaffirm the role of black and Hispanic physicians in caring for black andHispanic patients.
The epidemiology of narcolepsy.
This review details what the application of classic epidemiology has taught us so far about narcolepsy and suggests directions for future studies to clarify its etiology and identifies modifiable risk factors that will help to prevent this disease.
Epidemiology of musculoskeletal injuries among high school cross-country runners.
- M. Rauh, T. Koepsell, F. Rivara, A. Margherita, S. G. Rice
- MedicineAmerican journal of epidemiology
- 15 January 2006
Results suggest that the incidence of lower-extremity injuries is high for cross-country runners, especially girls, and preseason screening to determine risk factors should be examined as a preventive approach for identifying high-risk runners.
Evidence for a non-linear relationship between leg strength and gait speed.
- D. Buchner, E. Larson, E. Wagner, T. Koepsell, B. D. de Lateur
- PsychologyAge and ageing
- 1 September 1996
A non-linear relationship between leg strength and gait speed that is similar for older men and women is supported, representing a mechanism for how small changes in physiological capacity may have substantial effects on performance in frail adults, while large changes in capacity have little or no effect in healthy adults.
Epidemiologic study of in-hospital cardiopulmonary resuscitation in the elderly.
The proportion of in-hospital deaths preceded by CPR increased, whereas the proportion of survivors discharged home after undergoing CPR decreased, and black race was associated with higher rates of CPR but lower rates of survival after CPR.
Intraoperative cholangiography and risk of common bile duct injury during cholecystectomy.
Intraoperative cholangiography (IOC) may decrease the risk of common bile duct (CBD) injury during cholecystectomy by helping to avoid misidentification of the CBD, according to this Retrospective nationwide cohort analysis of Medicare patients undergoing choleCystectomy in the 1990s.
Association of the built environment with physical activity and obesity in older persons.
- E. Berke, T. Koepsell, A. Moudon, R. Hoskins, E. Larson
- MedicineAmerican journal of public health
- 31 January 2007
Findings suggest that neighborhood characteristics are associated with the frequency of Walking for physical activity in older people, and whether frequency of walking reduces obesity prevalence is less clear.