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Economic and Epidemiological Impact of Early Antiretroviral Therapy Initiation in India

Economic and Epidemiological Impact of Early Antiretroviral Therapy Initiation in India

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ARTICLE: Economic and Epidemiological Impact of Early Antiretroviral Therapy Initiation in India AUTHORS: Manoj V Maddali, David W Dowdy, Amita Gupta, Maunank Shah JOURNAL: J Int AIDS Soc. 2015, 18:20217 Abstract INTRODUCTION: Recent WHO guidance advocates for early antiretroviral therapy (ART) initiation at higher CD4 counts to improve survival and reduce HIV transmission. We sought to quantify how the cost-effectiveness and epidemiological impact of early ART strategies(...)

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Ambrisentan and Tadalafil Upfront Combination Therapy in Scleroderma-Associated PAH

Ambrisentan and Tadalafil Upfront Combination Therapy in Scleroderma-Associated PAH

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ARTICLE: Ambrisentan and Tadalafil Upfront Combination Therapy in Scleroderma-Associated PAH AUTHORS: Paul M Hassoun, Roham T Zamanian, Rachel Damico, Noah Lechtzin, Rubina Khair, Todd M Kolb, Ryan J Tedford, Olivia L Hulme, Traci Housten, Chiara Pisanello, Takahiro Sato, Erica H Pullins, Celia P Corona-Villalobos, Stefan L Zimmerman, Mohamed A Gashouta, Omar A Minai, Fernando Torres, Reda E Girgis, Kelly Chin, and Stephen C Mathai JOURNAL: Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2015 Sep 11. [Epub(...)

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Satisfaction with primary care provider involvement is associated with greater weight loss: Results from the practice-based POWER trial

Satisfaction with primary care provider involvement is associated with greater weight loss: Results from the practice-based POWER trial

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ARTICLE: Satisfaction with primary care provider involvement is associated with greater weight loss: Results from the practice-based POWER trial AUTHORS: Wendy L. Bennett, Nae-Yuh Wang, Kimberly A. Gudzune, Arlene T. Dalcin, Sara N. Bleich, Lawrence J. Appel, Jeanne M. Clark JOURNAL: Patient Educ Couns. 2015 Sep;98(9):1099-105. doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2015.05.006. Epub 2015 May 27 Abstract OBJECTIVE: To evaluate(...)

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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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