Vivian Brown

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OBJECTIVES In an ongoing national study of women to identify risk factors for interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome (IC/PBS), dysuria was identified at the onset of IC/PBS in a small majority and the evidence for urinary tract infection was evaluated. METHODS In women with IC/PBS of 12 months' duration or less, symptoms and pertinent laboratory(More)
The ongoing conflict in Ituri, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), has led to more than 50,000 deaths, more than 500,000 displaced civilians and continuing, unacceptably high, mortality since 1999. In February 2005, after a resurgence of violence and further displacements, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) launched an emergency response in three internally(More)
OBJECTIVES Interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome (IC/PBS) is a chronic disease primarily in women that is of low incidence and unknown etiology and manifests as bladder pain and urinary symptoms. Acute urinary tract infection (UTI) is of high incidence in women, presents as dysuria and urinary symptoms, and is caused by uropathogenic bacteria. We(More)
AIMS Interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome (IC/PBS) is a symptom-based diagnosis. We studied the IC/PBS symptom commonly referred to as "urgency" and its relationship to IC/PBS pain in a group of women with recent onset of the disease. METHODS As part of a case control study to identify risk factors for IC, cases completed a questionnaire(More)
To measure the success rate of three different strategies used in Médecins Sans Frontières large-scale therapeutic nutritional rehabilitation programme in Niger, we analysed three cohorts of severely malnourished patients in terms of daily weight gain, length of stay, recovery, case fatality and defaulting. A total of 1937 children aged 6-59 months were(More)
Prostate cancer impacts on the daily lives of men, particularly their physical and emotional health, relationships and social life. This paper highlights how men cope with disease and treatment and the strategies they employ to manage their diagnosis alongside daily life. Twenty-seven men were interviewed at different stages in their disease pathway: nine(More)
20111 Background: BRCA1 and 2 mutations are rare in general population and women with these mutations confer a significantly increased risk of invasive breast and ovarian cancer (65% to 85%, and 15% to 65% cumulative lifetime risk, respectively). A few of these are variant mutations also known as Variant of unknown significance (VUS). METHODS(More)
©1998 CWLA, WASHINGTON, DC The AOD field has begun to address the issues of children and families in treatment programs. Child welfare agencies and workers have not generally been familiar with these changes, however. Some observers familiar with both CWS and AOD systems believe that the AOD field has changed more than CWS in the areas where the two systems(More)
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