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Breastfeeding and Motor Development in Term and Preterm Infants in a Longitudinal US Cohort

By |December 6th, 2017|

The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

Michels, Kara A, Akhgar Ghassabian, Sunni L Mumford, Rajeshwari Sundaram, Erin M Bell*, Scott C Bello, and Edwina H Yeung.


Background: The relation between breastfeeding and early motor development is difficult to characterize because of the problems in existing studies such as incomplete control for confounding, retrospective assessment of infant […]

Evidence from SINPHONIE Project: Impact of Home Environmental Exposures on Respiratory Health among School-Age Children in Romania

By |December 6th, 2017|

Science of The Total Environment

Lu, Yi, Shao Lin*, Wayne R. Lawrence, Ziqiang Lin, Eugen Gurzau, Eva Csobod, and Iulia A. Neamtiu.

Exposure to indoor air pollutants at home was found to be associated with respiratory diseases. As lifestyle changes with rapid economic growth in Romania, the aim of our study is to describe the characteristics […]

Does Maternal Environmental Tobacco Smoke Interact with Social-Demographics and Environmental Factors on Congenital Heart Defects?

By |December 4th, 2017|

Environmental Pollution

Liu, Xiaoqing, Zhiqiang Nie, Jimei Chen, Xiaoling Guo, Yanqiu Ou, Guanchun Chen, Jinzhuang Mai, Wei Gong, Yong Wu, Xiangmin Gao, Yanji Qu, Erin M. Bell*, Shao Lin*, and Jian Zhuang.

Congenital heart defects (CHDs) are a major cause of death in infancy and childhood. Major risk factors for most CHDs, particularly those resulting from the […]

A cluster of vitreoretinal lymphoma in New York with possible link to the Chernobyl nuclear disaster

By |December 4th, 2017|

Leukemia & Lymphoma

Kempin, Sanford, Paul T. Finger, Robert Peter Gale, John Rescigno, Jeffrey Rubin, Walter Choi, Rebecca Fisher, Alexander Aizman, Ilona Genis, Stephen C. Malamud, and Roxana Moslehi*.

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* Denotes CSDA Associates, Affiliates, and Staff

Assessment of Mediastinal Lymph Node Size in Pneumococcal Pneumonia with Bacteremia

By |December 4th, 2017|


Chopra, Amit, Aakash Modi, Haroon Chaudhry, Recai Yucel*, Neha Rane, John Fantauzzi, Frederic J. Hellwitz, and Marc A. Judson.

The significance of mediastinal lymphadenopathy in bacterial pneumonia is unclear.
We performed a retrospective analysis of mediastinal lymph node size determined by chest CT in patients with bacteremic pneumococcal pneumonia. All patients who had positive blood cultures for […]

Assessing Feasibility and Acceptability of mHealth among Underserved HIV+ Cocaine Users and Their Healthcare Providers

By |October 20th, 2017|


Brown, Shan-Estelle, Archana Krishnan*, Yerina Ranjit, Ruthanne Marcus, and Frederick Altice


Background: HIV-infected individuals with comorbidities like drug addiction have difficulty staying in medical care and adhering to antiretroviral medication which, if taken regularly, results in viral suppression and greatly reduces risk of transmission to others. Since cocaine is not amenable to pharmacological interventions, there is […]

PCBs and Measures of Attention and Impulsivity on a Continuous Performance Task of Young Adults

By |October 20th, 2017|

Neurotoxicology and Teratology

Behforooz, Bita, Joan Newman, Mia V. Gallo, and Lawrence M. Schell*


The present study examines the relationship between current body burden of persistent PCBs and attention and impulsivity in 140 Akwesasne Mohawk young adults aged 17 to 21 whose environment has been contaminated by industrial effluent. Attention and impulsivity were measured by errors of […]

Assessment of the Public Health Risks and Impact of a Tornado in Funing, China, 23 June 2016: A Retrospective Analysis

By |October 20th, 2017|

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

Wang, Kaiwen, Shuang Zhong, Xiaoye Wang, Zhe Wang, Lianping Yang, Qiong Wang, Suhan Wang, Rongrong Sheng, Rui Ma, Shao Lin*, Wenyu Liu, Rongqiang Zu, and Cunrui Huang


Background: Tornadoes are one of the deadliest disasters but their health impacts in China are poorly investigated. This study aimed to assess […]