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Jun
2016

Trans fatty acids in Western diets increase health risks, and have been associated with the risk of depression. We hypothesized that intakes of trans fatty acids (primarily from margarines and baked goods) were inversely associated with positive affect and positively associated with negative affect in a longitudinal study. Church attendees residing in North America completed a food frequency questionnaire in 2002-6 as part of the Adventist Health Study-2.

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May
2015

Autologous stem-cell transplantation (ASCT) has shown to provide curative benefit in patients with relapsed lymphoma and multiple myeloma (MM), often requiring hematopoietic support until marrow engraftment. Because of Jehovah's Witnesses' (JW) refusal of blood products, treatment challenges arise. This study represents 125 JWs with lymphoma (n = 55), MM (n = 68), or amyloidosis (n = 2), treated with high-dose chemotherapy (HDC) and ASCT without transfusions.

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Feb
2013

To examine associations between consumption of foods typical of Mediterranean versus Western diets with positive and negative affect. Nutrients influence mental states yet few studies have examined whether foods protective or deleterious for cardiovascular disease affect mood.
Participants were 9255 Adventist church attendees in North America who completed a validated food frequency questionnaire in 2002-6.

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Jan
2012

Cardiac surgery in Jehovah's Witnesses poses unique challenges. We have developed a comprehensive multimodality program for these patients and have obtained excellent results.
Ninety-one Jehovah's Witness patients underwent cardiac surgery between 2000 and 2010.

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Oct
2004

Autologous stem-cell transplantation has been shown to be a curative procedure for a variety of leukemias and lymphomas. Most transplants require RBC and platelet support. We report the ability to perform autologous transplantation without blood-product support.

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Oct
2004

Effects of Buspirone on Agitation Associated With Dementia.

Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 1993 Winter;1(1):82-84. Epub 2013 Jan 28.
Kenneth M Sakauye, Cameron J Camp, Patricia A Ford
Ten patients with probable Alzheimer's disease participated in an open-label study of buspirone for agitation. The starting dose of 15 mg/day was increased by 5 mg every week until maximal improvement or 60 mg/day was reached. A significant decrease in agitation scores occurred at an average dose of 35 mg/day.

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