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Contraceptive Use and Factors Associated With Postpartum Surgical Sterilization Among HIV-Infected Women in Pune, India

Contraceptive Use and Factors Associated With Postpartum Surgical Sterilization Among HIV-Infected Women in Pune, India

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ARTICLE: Contraceptive Use and Factors Associated With Postpartum Surgical Sterilization Among HIV-Infected Women in Pune, India AUTHORS: Nishi Suryavanshi, Vidya Mave, Nikhil Gupte, Ramesh Bhosale, Pradeep Sambarey, Sandesh Patil, Jayagowri Sastry, Robert Bollinger, Amita Gupta, Anita Shankar & The SWEN India Study Team JOURNAL: Journal of HIV/AIDS & Social Services, Volume 14, Issue 3, 2015(...)

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LINE-1 expression and retrotransposition in Barrett’s esophagus and esophageal carcinoma

LINE-1 expression and retrotransposition in Barrett’s esophagus and esophageal carcinoma

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ARTICLE: LINE-1 expression and retrotransposition in Barrett's esophagus and esophageal carcinoma AUTHORS: Tara T. Doucet-O’Hare, Nemanja Rodic, Reema Sharma, Isha Darbari, Gabriela Abril, Jungbin A. Choi, Ji Young Ahn, Yulan Cheng, Robert A. Anders, Kathleen H. Burns, Stephen J. Meltzer and Haig H. Kazazian, Jr. JOURNAL: Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015 Sep 1;112(35):E4894-900. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1502474112. Epub 2015 Aug 17 Abstract Barrett's esophagus (BE) is(...)

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Invisible Colleagues

Invisible Colleagues

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ARTICLE: Invisible Colleagues AUTHORS: Benjamin J. Oldfield JOURNAL: N Engl J Med. 2015 Aug 27;373(9):792-3. doi: 10.1056/NEJMp1506873. At least twice monthly, I see Ms. F. in the hospital where I'm training. Tall, with olive skin, freckles, and short curly hair, she walks with perfect posture in immaculate sneakers. She's in her late 20s and has moderate(...)

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Sex Differences Among Career Development Awardees in the Attainment of Independent Research Funding in a Department of Medicine

Sex Differences Among Career Development Awardees in the Attainment of Independent Research Funding in a Department of Medicine

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In the following article by Kalyani et al., all career development awardees (K01, K08, or K23) in the Department of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine between the years 1999-2008 were identified to determine if sex differences exist in the attainment of independent funding, including R01 or equivalent awards (U01, P01, P50).(...)

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Update on Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in Adults With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Light of Recent Evidence: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association and the American Diabetes Association

Update on Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in Adults With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Light of Recent Evidence: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association and the American Diabetes Association

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ARTICLE: Update on Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in Adults With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Light of Recent Evidence: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association and the American Diabetes Association AUTHORS: Caroline S. Fox, Sherita Hill Golden, Cheryl Anderson, George A. Bray, Lora E. Burke, Ian H. de Boer, Prakash Deedwania, Robert H.(...)

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Kidney Function and Fracture Risk: The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study

Kidney Function and Fracture Risk: The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study

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ARTICLE: Kidney Function and Fracture Risk: The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study AUTHORS: Natalie R. Daya, Annie Voskertchian, Andrea L.C. Schneider, Shoshana Ballew, Mara McAdams DeMarco, Josef Coresh, Lawrence J. Appel, Elizabeth Selvin, Morgan E. Grams JOURNAL: Am J Kidney Dis. 2015 Aug 3. pii: S0272-6386(15)00946-4. doi: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2015.06.020. [Epub ahead of print] Abstract BACKGROUND: People with(...)

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Psychometric evaluation of the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale 3 months after acute lung injury

Psychometric evaluation of the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale 3 months after acute lung injury

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ARTICLE: Psychometric evaluation of the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale 3 months after acute lung injury AUTHORS: Jennifer E. Jutte, Dale M. Needham, Elizabeth R. Pfoh, O. Joseph Bienvenu JOURNAL: J Crit Care. 2015 Aug;30(4):793-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jcrc.2015.04.006. Epub 2015 Apr 17. Abstract PURPOSE: To conduct a psychometric evaluation of the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) and(...)

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Interventions to Address Medical Conditions and Health-Risk Behaviors Among Persons With Serious Mental Illness: A Comprehensive Review

Interventions to Address Medical Conditions and Health-Risk Behaviors Among Persons With Serious Mental Illness: A Comprehensive Review

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ARTICLE: Interventions to Address Medical Conditions and Health-Risk Behaviors Among Persons With Serious Mental Illness: A Comprehensive Review AUTHORS: Emma E. McGinty, Julia Baller, Susan T. Azrin, Denise Juliano-Bult, Gail L. Daumit JOURNAL: Schizophr Bull. 2015 Jul 28. pii: sbv101. [Epub ahead of print] Abstract People with serious mental illness (SMI) have mortality rates 2(...)

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Through a Gender Lens: A View of Gender and Leadership Positions in a Department of Medicine

Through a Gender Lens: A View of Gender and Leadership Positions in a Department of Medicine

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ARTICLE: Through a Gender Lens: A View of Gender and Leadership Positions in a Department of Medicine AUTHORS: Anne K. Monroe, Rachel B. Levine, Jeanne M. Clark, Janet Bickel, Susan M. MacDonald and Linda Resar JOURNAL: J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2015 Jul 22. [Epub ahead of print] Abstract BACKGROUND: Despite increasing numbers in academic medicine,(...)

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Jump Forward to Get Back to Basics

Jump Forward to Get Back to Basics

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ARTICLE: Jump Forward to Get Back to Basics AUTHOR: Eric B. Bass JOURNAL: J Gen Intern Med. 2015 Jun 30. [Epub ahead of print] How should primary care providers react to the study by Sutkowi-Hemstreet et al. showing that many patients do not understand the benefits and harms of “overused” screening tests?1 My instinctual reaction(...)

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