Thomas S. Rector

Ken M Kunisaki2
Inder S. Anand1
Raymond H Olson1
2Ken M Kunisaki
1Inder S. Anand
1Raymond H Olson
1Fatima Qaiser
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BACKGROUND Low 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25[OH]D) levels, commonly observed in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), are associated with muscle weakness in elderly populations, and vitamin D supplementation appears to improve muscle strength and decrease falls in older individuals. We tested the effect of vitamin D supplementation on physical performance(More)
BACKGROUND Enoxaparin sodium has predictable pharmacokinetics that allow for simplified dosing without laboratory monitoring. Reliance on renal function for excretion may lead to accumulation of enoxaparin in patients with moderate renal impairment. However, there is no dose adjustment recommended for these patients. We conducted a review to compare(More)
BACKGROUND Most interventions aimed at reducing hospitalizations and emergency department (ED) visits in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have employed resource-intense programs in high-risk individuals. Although COPD is a progressive disease, little is known about the effectiveness of proactive interventions aimed at preventing(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) demonstrate variable responses to inhaled corticosteroids (ICS). The factors contributing to this variability are not well understood. Data from patients with asthma have suggested that low 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] levels contribute to a lack of ICS response in asthma. The objective(More)
Despite extensive research and numerous publications biomarkers have yet to fulfill their promise as prognostic indicators that can be widely used in the care of patients with heart failure. Specific clinical applications need to be identified for informative analyses of data that emphasize the most directly applicable measures of predictive performance.
BACKGROUND More than twenty years following the end of the 1990-1991 Gulf War it is estimated that approximately 300,000 veterans of this conflict suffer from an unexplained chronic, multi-system disorder known as Gulf War Illness (GWI). The etiology of GWI may be exposure to chemical toxins, but it remains only partially defined, and its case definition is(More)
Protein kinase CK2 plays a critical role in cell growth, proliferation, and suppression of cell death. CK2 is overexpressed, especially in the nuclear compartment, in the majority of cancers, including prostate cancer (PCa). CK2-mediated activation of transcription factor nuclear factor kappa B (NF-κB) p65 is a key step in cellular proliferation, resulting(More)
Treatment duration for men with urinary tract infection (UTI) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection is unknown. Fiscal year 2009 Veterans Affairs administrative data were used to compare men with HIV and UTI with non-HIV men with UTI. Antimicrobial selection and duration were similar. Shorter treatment (≤7 days) did not affect recurrence,(More)
A number of new biological markers are being studied as predictors of disease or adverse medical events among those who already have a disease. Systematic reviews of this growing literature can help determine whether the available evidence supports use of a new biomarker as a prognostic test that can more accurately place patients into different prognostic(More)
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