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Do smokers respond to health shocks?
(Review of Economics and Statistics, 2001-11-01)
This paper reports the first effort to use data to evaluate how new information, acquired through exogenous health shocks, affects people's longevity expectations. We find that smokers react differently to health shocks ...
Issues in regulatory guidelines for data monitoring committees.
(Clin Trials, 2004)
As clinical trials have emerged as the major research method for evaluating new interventions, the process for monitoring intervention safety and benefit has also evolved. The Data Monitoring Committee (DMC) has become the ...
The short and long of it: neural correlates of temporal-order memory for autobiographical events.
(J Cogn Neurosci, 2008-07)
Previous functional neuroimaging studies of temporal-order memory have investigated memory for laboratory stimuli that are causally unrelated and poor in sensory detail. In contrast, the present functional magnetic resonance ...
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: ...
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 ...
Micro-CT imaging of breast tumors in rodents using a liposomal, nanoparticle contrast agent.
(Int J Nanomedicine, 2009)
A long circulating liposomal, nanoscale blood pool agent encapsulating traditional iodinated contrast agent (65 mg I/mL) was used for micro-computed tomography (CT) imaging of rats implanted with R3230AC mammary carcinoma. ...
Collagen biomarkers for arthritis applications.
(Biomark Insights, 2007-02-07)
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 ...
Amino acid racemization reveals differential protein turnover in osteoarthritic articular and meniscal cartilages.
(Arthritis Res Ther, 2009)
INTRODUCTION: Certain amino acids within proteins have been reported to change from the L form to the D form over time. This process is known as racemization and is most likely to occur in long-lived low-turnover tissues ...
Oxygen for relief of dyspnoea in mildly- or non-hypoxaemic patients with cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
(Br J Cancer, 2008-01-29)
The aim of this study was to determine the efficacy of palliative oxygen for relief of dyspnoea in cancer patients. MEDLINE and EMBASE were searched for randomised controlled trials, comparing oxygen and medical air in cancer ...