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Charting Directions for Research on Immigrant Children Affected by Undocumented Status

By |August 21st, 2017|

Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences

Zayas, Luis H., Kalina M. Brabeck, Laurie Cook Heffron, Joanna Dreby*, Esther J. Calzada, J. Rubén Parra-Cardona, Alan J. Dettlaff, Lauren Heidbrink, Krista M. Perreira, and Hirokazu Yoshikawa

ABSTRACT

Three groups of children from Mexico and Central America are vulnerable to effects of U.S. immigration policies: (1) foreign-born children who entered the United […]

Cost Analysis and Performance Assessment of Partner Services for Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Sexually Transmitted Diseases, New York State, 2014

By |August 21st, 2017|

Health Services Research

Johnson, Britney L., James Tesoriero, Wenhui Feng, Feng Qian*, and Erika G. Martin

ABSTRACT

Objective: To estimate the programmatic costs of partner services for HIV, syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydial infection. Study Setting: New York State and local health departments conducting partner services activities in 2014. Study Design: A cost analysis estimated, from the state perspective, […]

Just Like in Their Home Country? A Multinational Perspective on Living Arrangements of Older Immigrants in the United States

By |August 21st, 2017|

Demography

Gubernskaya, Zoya*, and Zequn Tang

ABSTRACT

Older immigrants are more likely to share residence with their adult children and other family members than are U.S.-born older adults. Because socioeconomic factors only partially explain these differences and direct measures of cultural preferences are seldom available, the persistently high rates of intergenerational coresidence among the older foreign-born are often […]

Data Processing and Case Identification in an Agricultural and Logging Morbidity Surveillance Study: Trends over Time

By |August 14th, 2017|

American Journal of Industrial Medicine

Scott, Erika, Erin Bell*, Nicole Krupa, Liane Hirabayashi, and Paul Jenkins

ABSTRACT

Background: Agriculture and logging are dangerous industries, and though data on fatal injury exists, less is known about non-fatal injury. Establishing a non-fatal injury surveillance system is a top priority. Pre-hospital care reports and hospitalization data were explored as a low-cost […]

Relationship between Day 1 and Day 2 Vancomycin Area under the Curve Values and Emergence of Heterogeneous Vancomycin-Intermediate Staphylococcus Aureus (hVISA) by Etest® Macromethod among Patients with MRSA Bloodstream Infections: A Pilot Study

By |August 14th, 2017|

BMC Infectious Diseases

Martirosov, Dmitriy M., Monique R. Bidell, Manjunath P. Pai, Marc H. Scheetz, Susan L. Rosenkranz, Corey Faragon, M. Malik, R. E. Mendes, R. N. Jones, Louise-Anne McNutt*, and Thomas P. Lodise

ABSTRACT

Background: In vitro data suggests that suboptimal initial vancomycin exposure may select for heterogeneous vancomycin-intermediate Staphylococcus aureus (hVISA) infections. However, no clinical studies […]

Severe Maternal Morbidity: A Population-Based Study of an Expanded Measure and Associated Factors

By |August 14th, 2017|

PLOS ONE

Lazariu, Victoria, Trang Nguyen, Louise-Anne McNutt*, Jillian Jeffrey, and Marilyn Kacica

ABSTRACT

Severe maternal morbidity conditions such as sepsis, embolism and cardiac arrest during the delivery hospitalization period can lead to extended length of hospital stays, life-long maternal health problems, and high medical costs. Most importantly, these conditions also contribute to the risk of maternal death. […]

Estimated Maternal Pesticide Exposure from Drinking Water and Heart Defects in Offspring

By |August 14th, 2017|

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

Kim, Jihye, Michael D. Swartz, Peter H. Langlois, Paul A. Romitti, Peter Weyer, Laura E. Mitchell, Thomas J. Luben, Anushuya Ramakrishnan, Sadia Malik, Philip J. Lupo, Marcia L. Feldkamp, Robert E. Meyer, Jennifer J. Winston, Jennita Reefhuis, Sarah J. Blossom, Erin Bell*, A. J. Agopian, and the National […]

Redeemed Compared to Whom?

By |August 14th, 2017|

Criminology & Public Policy

DeWitt, Samuel E., Shawn D. Bushway*, Garima Siwach, and Megan C. Kurlychek

ABSTRACT

Research Summary: By using data on provisional employees with and without criminal records, we find that existing standards of a “reasonable amount of risk” (derived from “time to redemption” research) for an employer to incur in hiring individuals with criminal […]

Population-Based Case–control Study of the Association between Weather-Related Extreme Heat Events and Neural Tube Defects

By |August 7th, 2017|

Birth Defects Research

Soim, Aida, Shao Lin*, Scott C. Sheridan, Syni-An Hwang, Wan-Hsiang Hsu, Thomas J. Luben, Gary M. Shaw, Marcia L. Feldkamp, Paul A. Romitti, Jennita Reefhuis, Peter H. Langlois, Marilyn L. Browne, and the National Birth Defects Prevention Study

ABSTRACT

Background: Elevated body core temperature has been shown to have teratogenic effects in animal studies. Our […]

Developing Effective HIV Education in Central Asia: A Cross-Sectional Study among Kazakh Medical Students

By |August 7th, 2017|

The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries

Nugmanova, Zhamilya Sakenovna, Gulzhakhan Mazhitovna Akhmetova, Gulnara Sayabekovna Kurmangalieva, Nataliya Grigorievna Kovtunenko, Gulmira Rakhatovna Kalzhanbaeva, Malika Kamalovna Abdumananova, and Louise-Anne McNutt*

ABSTRACT

Introduction: The HIV epidemic continues to expand in Central Asia, bridging from injecting drug users to the general population, largely through heterosexual transmission. This study describes medical students’ attitudes […]