V D Robison

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BACKGROUND A pilot study suggested that oxandrolone, an anabolic steroid, improved strength in boys with Duchenne dystrophy (DD) and indicated the need for a more definitive study. METHODS A 6-month, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study of oxandrolone in boys with an established diagnosis of DD, using the change from baseline to 6 months in(More)
We treated 10 boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy with oxandrolone, an anabolic steroid, for 3 months. The mean of the changes in the average muscle score was an improvement of 0.315 +/- 0.097. The expected mean change in muscle score after 3 months from natural history data is a loss of 0.1. The difference of 0.415 between the actual and expected values(More)
The worldwide emergence of extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR TB) and a provisional definition for this form of TB were first reported in November 2005. A more detailed description of these findings and preliminary data from the U.S. National TB Surveillance System (NTSS) were published in 2006. The U.S. data indicated that 74 TB cases reported(More)
OBJECTIVES To describe trends and risk factors for tuberculosis (TB) mortality. DESIGN We calculated trends, identified patient characteristics associated with TB diagnosis at death or death during TB treatment, and described diagnostic procedures using the United States National TB Surveillance System for 1997-2005. RESULTS Human immunodeficiency virus(More)
SETTING The United States (US) National Tuberculosis Surveillance System (NTSS), including 50 states, District of Columbia, and New York City. OBJECTIVE To examine disparities in characteristics and rates of Asian/Pacific Islander (API) and non-Hispanic White tuberculosis (TB) patients. DESIGN Descriptive analysis and logistic regression of selected(More)
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