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ActiGraph accelerometers are a useful tool for objective assessment of physical activity in clinical and epidemiological studies. Several generations of ActiGraph are being used; however, little work has been done to verify that measurements are consistent across generations. This study employed mechanical oscillations to characterize the dynamic response(More)
Sleep difficulties in children with autism spectrum disorders are common, with poor sleep hygiene a contributing factor. We developed the Family Inventory of Sleep Habits to measure sleep hygiene in this population. Its validity and reliability in 2 groups of children aged 4 to 10 years, those with a clinical diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders, and(More)
BACKGROUND Trauma patients without intracranial hemorrhage or focal neurologic deficits are typically considered low risk for lasting neuropsychological and emotional deficits, and such sequela may be overlooked, especially in those with skull fractures and concussions. We undertook this study to determine the prevalence of and risk factors for persistent(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVES Patients with postural tachycardia syndrome (POTS) commonly complain of fatigue, unrefreshing sleep, daytime sleepiness, and diminished quality of life. This study's objective was to assess the sleep quality and health-related quality of life in patients with POTS as compared with healthy control subjects. METHODS Patients with POTS (n =(More)
STUDY DESIGN A prospective cohort study. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effects of epidural steroid injections (ESIs) on blood glucose levels in patients with diabetes mellitus. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA ESIs are commonly used in the treatment of multiple spinal disorders. Corticosteroid injections have been evaluated in the total joints and hand literature(More)
The validity of the Parental Concerns Questionnaire, a brief screening checklist assessing the presence and severity of 13 developmental and behavioral concerns expressed by parents of children with autism spectrum disorders, was determined in 53 children ages 4 to 10 years with a clinical diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder and 48 age-matched typically(More)
BACKGROUND Neuregulin-1β (NRG-1β) is a growth factor critical for cardiac development and repair with therapeutic potential for heart failure. We previously showed that the glial growth factor 2 (GGF2) isoform of NRG-1β improves cardiac function in rodents after myocardial infarction (MI), but its efficacy in a large animal model of cardiac injury has not(More)
Black race has been associated with a higher rate of complications following total joint arthroplasty, such as infection, deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, and death. We hypothesized that there would be no significant association between black race and adverse outcome when medical conditions were adjusted for. Data on 585,269 patients from the(More)
BACKGROUND Tibial eminence fractures occur most commonly in skeletally immature children. Several techniques using physeal-sparing fracture fixation have been described, but their structural properties have not been evaluated. PURPOSE To determine the strength and resistance to displacement of physeal-sparing techniques used to fix tibial eminence(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine whether addition of an electronic sepsis evaluation and management tool to electronic sepsis alerting improves compliance with treatment guidelines and clinical outcomes in septic ICU patients. DESIGN A pragmatic randomized trial. SETTING Medical and surgical ICUs of an academic, tertiary care medical center. PATIENTS Four(More)