Author Page

Diagnosis of Cardiac Sarcoidosis: Materials and Methods

Published in Sarcoidosis

Preliminary Experiment A cylindrical source (diameter, 24 mm) containing Ga (67 MBq per 2 mL) and Tc (67 MBq per 2 mL) was placed on the collimator plane to collect information on the two nuclides simultaneously. An acryl plate with a thickness of 0, 3, or 6 cm was interposed between the collimator and the […]

read more from John Courtney's post

Diagnosis of Cardiac Sarcoidosis

Published in Sarcoidosis

Sarcoidosis is a chronic systemic granulomatous disease ^ of unknown origin. Most deaths from sarcoidosis are attributable to involvement of the heart, making the early diagnosis and treatment of cardiac sarcoidosis essential. However, cardiac sarcoidosis shows no specific clinical symptoms or specific features on ECGs or echocardiograms, making it difficult to diagnose this condition. A […]

read more from John Courtney's post

Reconcilable Differences: Conclusions

Published in Asthma

An assumption of this analysis is that the excessive use of SA P-agonists is synonymous with asthma control, an assumption that is supported by both the metrics of control included in the current asthma management guidelines and the Asthma Control Questionnaire, and expert opinion. These results are also dependent on the measurement and adjustment for […]

read more from John Courtney's post

Reconcilable Differences: Asthma control

Published in Asthma

Connolly et al reported poorer asthma control based on a greater reversibility of airway disease in men in lower social classes. The only studies to assess differential pharmacologic management are two US studies done in children and adolescents, both of which concluded that asthma management may be inadequate in lower social classes. The likelihood that […]

read more from John Courtney's post

Reconcilable Differences: Discussion

Published in Asthma

Although there was no association between age, gender, or genotype and SA P-agonist use, we identified a strong and significant association between SES and the amount of SA P-agonist medications used by asthmatics, independent of asthma severity. This association was consistent across all proximate and contextual measures of SES, with gradients identified in the expected […]

read more from John Courtney's post

Reconcilable Differences: SA

Published in Asthma

Both annual household income and level of education completed were negatively and significantly associated with the magnitude of SA (3-agonist used, with a consistent gradient across social classes (Fig 2). Adjustment for family size based on the lowincome cutoff did not affect the results. Although the gradient based on education was consistent and the overall […]

read more from John Courtney's post

Reconcilable Differences: CLDSI

Published in Asthma

This sample was well distributed across all levels of asthma severity (Table 2). All three severity scores were normally distributed across the entire range of the score, with the Ng Score encompassing its entire range, while the CLDSI and ASS ranged from 5 and 6 to 28, respectively. Table 2 also illustrates the construct validity […]

read more from John Courtney's post

Pages: Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 ... 28 29 30 Next