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Reported lifetime aberrant drug-taking behaviors are predictive of current substance use and mental health problems in primary care patients.
(Pain Med, 2008-11)
BACKGROUND: The aim of this report is to determine the frequency of aberrant drug behaviors and their relationship to substance abuse disorders in a large primary sample of patients receiving opioids for chronic pain. METHODS: ...
Mitochondrial mutations in adenoid cystic carcinoma of the salivary glands.
(PLoS One, 2009-12-30)
BACKGROUND: The MitoChip v2.0 resequencing array is an array-based technique allowing for accurate and complete sequencing of the mitochondrial genome. No studies have investigated mitochondrial mutation in salivary gland ...
Substance abuse, treatment needs and access among female sex workers and non-sex workers in Pretoria, South Africa.
(Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy, 2009-05-27)
BACKGROUND: This study examined cross-sectional data collected from substance-using female sex workers (FSW) and non-sex workers (non-SW) in Pretoria, South Africa, who entered a randomized controlled trial. METHODS: Women ...
Extrapulmonary tuberculosis, human immunodeficiency virus, and foreign birth in North Carolina, 1993 - 2006.
(BMC Public Health, 2008-04-04)
BACKGROUND: The proportion of extrapulmonary tuberculosis (EPTB) reported in the United States has been gradually increasing. HIV infection and foreign birth are increasingly associated with tuberculosis and understanding ...
A new instrument for measuring anticoagulation-related quality of life: development and preliminary validation.
(Health Qual Life Outcomes, 2004-05-06)
BACKGROUND: Anticoagulation can reduce quality of life, and different models of anticoagulation management might have different impacts on satisfaction with this component of medical care. Yet, to our knowledge, there are ...
Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia in a tropical setting: patient outcome and impact of antibiotic resistance.
(PLoS One, 2009)
BACKGROUND: Most information on invasive Staphylococcus aureus infections comes from temperate countries. There are considerable knowledge gaps in epidemiology, treatment, drug resistance and outcome of invasive S. aureus ...
Patient detection of a drug dispensing error by use of physician-provided drug samples.
Age-specific differences in oncogenic pathway deregulation seen in human breast tumors.
(PLoS One, 2008-01-02)
PURPOSE: To define the biology driving the aggressive nature of breast cancer arising in young women. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: Among 784 patients with early stage breast cancer, using prospectively-defined, age-specific cohorts ...
The design of an observational study of hypertension management, adherence and pressure control in Blood Pressure Success Zone Program participants.
(Int J Clin Pract, 2008-09)
AIMS: The Blood Pressure Success Zone (BPSZ) Program, a nationwide initiative, provides education in addition to a complimentary trial of one of three antihypertensive medications. The BPSZ Longitudinal Observational Study ...
Neuropeptide Y gene polymorphisms confer risk of early-onset atherosclerosis.
(PLoS Genet, 2009-01)
Neuropeptide Y (NPY) is a strong candidate gene for coronary artery disease (CAD). We have previously identified genetic linkage to familial CAD in the genomic region of NPY. We performed follow-up genetic, biostatistical, ...