F T Leone
Affiliation: Thomas Jefferson University
- The utility of peak flow, symptom scores, and beta-agonist use as outcome measures in asthma clinical researchF T Leone
Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Chest 119:1027-33. 2001..It remains unclear, however, as to which surrogate markers of disease status are discriminative indicators of treatment failure, suitable for use in clinical trials...
- Systematic review of the evidence regarding potential complications of inhaled corticosteroid use in asthma: collaboration of American College of Chest Physicians, American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, and American College of Allergy, AsthmFrank T Leone
Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, 1015 Chestnut Street, Suite M100, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
Chest 124:2329-40. 2003....
- The initial attitudes of patients toward longer maintenance hemodialysisW J Gaughan
Department of Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107, USA
Clin Nephrol 56:150-4. 2001..Male gender was associated with a positive response (p = 0.03). Various suggested and spontaneous reasons were given for a negative response...
- The solitary pulmonary nodule: not always bronchogenic carcinomaBobbak Vahid
Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University, 1015 Chestnut Street, Suite M 100, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
Prim Care Respir J 15:256-8. 2006..4% of all lymphomas. We present a case of primary pulmonary non-Hodgkins lymphoma which presented as a SLN in an 87-year old lady with a smoking history of 50 pack years...
- Daily versus as-needed corticosteroids for mild persistent asthmaHomer A Boushey
University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, USA
N Engl J Med 352:1519-28. 2005....
- Medical symptoms associated with tobacco smoking with and without marijuana abuse among crack cocaine-dependent patientsAshwin A Patkar
Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Department of Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Am J Addict 14:43-53. 2005..Tobacco smoking was not related to changes in cocaine use. Also, marijuana smoking does not appear to be associated with a reduction in tobacco or cocaine use...
- Tobacco smoking: current concepts in etiology and treatmentAshwin A Patkar
Department of Psychiatry, Thomas Jefferson University, 33 South 9th Street, Suite 210E, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
Psychiatry 66:183-99. 2003..It also makes recommendations for the rational use of these interventions to treat nicotine dependence in individuals with psychiatric disorders...
- A comparison of smoking habits among medical and nursing studentsAshwin A Patkar
Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Jefferson Medical College and Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
Chest 124:1415-20. 2003..We compared smoking habits among medical and nursing students, and examined whether these habits changed during the course of education for each cohort...
- Nicotine dependence and treatment outcome among African American cocaine-dependent patientsAshwin A Patkar
Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Nicotine Tob Res 5:411-8. 2003..It seems that severity of tobacco use predicts poor outcome for cocaine-dependent patients who are cocaine free at the time of admission into outpatient treatment...
- The genetic determinants of smokingVikas Batra
Department of Medicine, Division of Critical Care, Pulmonary, Allergic and Immunologic Diseases, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, USA
Chest 123:1730-9. 2003..Insights into the genetic contributions to smoking can potentially lead to more effective strategies to reduce smoking...
- Relationship between tobacco smoking and medical symptoms among cocaine-, alcohol-, and opiate-dependent patientsAshwin A Patkar
Division of Substance Abuse Programs, Department of Psychiatry, Jefferson Medical College and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
Am J Addict 11:209-18. 2002..In particular, cocaine patients seem to be affected differently than alcohol and opiate patients...
- Relationship between tobacco smoking and positive and negative symptoms in schizophreniaAshwin A Patkar
Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Thomas Jefferson University, 833 Chestnut Street East, Suite 210E, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19107, USA
J Nerv Ment Dis 190:604-10. 2002..A combination of negative symptoms, duration of illness, and alcohol use optimally predicted smoking in the sample. Neurobiological mechanisms could possibly underlie some of our findings and require further investigation...
- Tobacco and alcohol use and medical symptoms among cocaine dependent patientsAshwin A Patkar
Department of Psychiatry, Jefferson Medical College and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Subst Abus 23:105-14. 2002....
- Tobacco smoking as a chronic disease: notes on prevention and treatmentVikas Batra
Division of Critical Care, Pulmonary, Allergic and Immunologic Diseases, Thomas Jefferson University, 1025 Walnut Street, 805 College Bldg, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
Prim Care 29:629-48. 2002..Physicians who take steps to engage in local public health initiatives are likely to magnify the effects of their efforts at the bedside [148, 149]...
- Differences in platelet serotonin transporter sites between African-American tobacco smokers and non-smokersAshwin A Patkar
Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
Psychopharmacology (Berl) 166:221-7. 2003..Although nicotine and other constituents of tobacco smoke may influence serotonin turnover among animals, few studies have examined whether smoking is associated with alteration in 5HTT in humans...
- Lung cancer: the oncologist's role in smoking cessationRohit Ahuja
Division of Critical Care, Pulmonary, Allergic and Immunologic Diseases, Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
Semin Oncol 30:94-103. 2003..Pharmacologic and behavioral interventions for smokers, including the role of nicotine replacement therapies and bupropion, and their relevance to oncologic practice are reviewed...
- Do physicians in Delaware follow national guidelines for tobacco counseling?James M Gill
Health Services Research, Christiana Care Health Services, Newark, Delaware, USA
Del Med J 76:297-308. 2004..This survey study examined tobacco cessation behaviors among physicians in Delaware as part of the state's tobacco control program called Plan for a Tobacco-Free Delaware...
- Changes in tobacco smoking following treatment for cocaine dependenceAshwin A Patkar
Department of Psychiatry Behavioral Sciences, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27704, USA
Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 32:135-48. 2006..There is no evidence that reduction in crack cocaine smoking following treatment is accompanied by an increase in tobacco smoking. It appears that concerns over tobacco being substituted for cocaine may be unfounded in this population...
- Teaching smoking cessation: an expert interview with Vikas Batra, MD, and Frank T. Leone, MDVikas Batra
MedGenMed 4:24. 2002
- Smoking affects response to inhaled corticosteroids or leukotriene receptor antagonists in asthmaStephen C Lazarus
University of California, San Francisco, 505 Parnassus Avenue, M 1083, San Francisco, CA 94143 0111, USA
Am J Respir Crit Care Med 175:783-90. 2007..One-quarter to one-third of individuals with asthma smoke, which may affect response to therapy and contribute to poor asthma control...
- The Predicting Response to Inhaled Corticosteroid Efficacy (PRICE) trialRichard J Martin
National Jewish Medical and Research Center, Denver, CO 80206, USA
J Allergy Clin Immunol 119:73-80. 2007..Although guidelines recommend anti-inflammatory therapy for persistent asthma, recent studies suggest that 25% to 35% of patients with asthma may not improve lung function with inhaled corticosteroids...
- The efficacy and safety of varenicline for smoking cessation using a flexible dosing strategy in adult smokers: a randomized controlled trialRaymond Niaura
Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
Curr Med Res Opin 24:1931-41. 2008..To determine whether self-regulated flexible dosing with varenicline tartrate is safe and effective for smoking cessation...