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  • Chen, Ming-Huei; Cui, Jing; Guo, Chao-Yu; Cupples, L Adrienne; Van Eerdewegh, Paul; Dupuis, Josée; Yang, Qiong (BioMed Central, 2007-12-18)
    There has been a growing interest in developing strategies for identifying single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) that explain a linkage signal by joint modeling of linkage and association. We compare several existing ...
  • Bowirrat, Abdalla; Cui, Jing; Waraska, Kristin; Friedland, Robert P; Oscar-Berman, Marlene; Farrer, Lindsay A; Korczyn, Amos; Baldwin, Clinton T (Dove Medical Press, 2005)
    The angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE), a protease involved in blood pressure regulation, has been implicated as an important candidate gene for Alzheimer's disease (AD). This study investigated whether the ACE gene ...
  • Myers, R.H.; Sax, D.S.; Schoenfeld, M; Bird, E.D.; Wolf, P.A.; Vonsattel, J.P.; White, R.F.; Martin, J.B. (BMJ Publishing Group, 1985)
    Twenty-five patients with late-onset Huntington's disease were studied; motor impairment appeared at age 50 years or later. The average age at onset of chorea was 57.5 years, with an average age at diagnosis of 63.1 years. ...
  • Abreu, Milagros; Hynes, H. Patricia (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2009-9-15)
    BACKGROUND. Thirteen percent of Latinos in Massachusetts lack health insurance, the highest rate of any ethnic or racial group. Families without health insurance are more likely to be in poor or fair health, to lack a ...
  • Boden, Leslie I.; Ozonoff, David (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, 2008-01)
    BACKGROUND. In a 1994 Ninth Circuit decision on the remand of Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Judge Alex Kosinski wrote that science done for the purpose of litigation should be subject to more stringent ...
  • Boden, Leslie; Ozonoff, David (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, 2008-01-01)
    BACKGROUND: In a 1994 Ninth Circuit decision on the remand of Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Judge Alex Kosinski wrote that science done for the purpose of litigation should be subject to more stringent ...
  • Clapp, Richard (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, 2009-02)
  • Clapp, R (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, 2009-01-01)
  • Levy, Jonathan I; Welker-Hood, LK; Clougherty, Jane E; Dodson, Robin E; Steinbach, Suzanne; Hynes, HP (BioMed Central, 2004-12-7)
    BACKGROUND: Children in urban public housing are at high risk for asthma, given elevated environmental and social exposures and suboptimal medical care. For a multifactorial disease like asthma, design of intervention ...
  • Zurovac, Dejan; Tibenderana, James K; Nankabirwa, Joan; Ssekitooleko, James; Njogu, Julius N; Rwakimari, John B; Meek, Sylvia; Talisuna, Ambrose; Snow, Robert W (BioMed Central, 2008-9-19)
    BACKGROUND Case-management with artemether-lumefantrine (AL) is one of the key strategies to control malaria in many African countries. Yet, the reports on translation of AL implementation activities into clinical practice ...
  • Nankabirwa, Joan; Zurovac, Dejan; Njogu, Julius N; Rwakimari, John B; Counihan, Helen; Snow, Robert W; Tibenderana, James K (BioMed Central, 2009-4-16)
    BACKGROUND In Uganda, like in many other countries traditionally viewed as harbouring very high malaria transmission, the norm has been to recommend that febrile episodes are diagnosed as malaria. In this study, the policy ...
  • Bureau, Alexandre; Dupuis, Josée; Hayward, Brooke; Falls, Kathleen; Van Eerdewegh, Paul (BioMed Central, 2003-12-31)
    Random Forest is a prediction technique based on growing trees on bootstrap samples of data, in conjunction with a random selection of explanatory variables to define the best split at each node. In the case of a quantitative ...
  • Ren, Xinhua S; Herz, Lawrence; Qian, Shirley; Smith, Eric; Kazis, Lewis E (Dove Medical Press, 2009-10-12)
    The importance of medication adherence in sustaining control of schizophrenic symptoms has generated a great deal of interest in comparing levels of treatment adherence with different antipsychotic agents. However, the ...
  • Talcott, James A; Clark, Jack A; Lee, Insu P (BioMed Central, 2007-10-29)
    BACKGROUND. To survey cancer patients who consume an extract of the Basidiomycetes Agaricus blazei Murill mushroom (Sen-Sei-Ro) to measure their self-assessment of its effects and to develop an instrument for use in future ...
  • Bodmer, Michael; Meier, Christian; Krähenbühl, Stephan; Jick, Susan S.; Meier, Christoph R. (American Diabetes Association, 2011-12-29)
    OBJECTIVE: Lactic acidosis has been associated with use of metformin. Hypoglycemia is a major concern using sulfonylureas. The aim of this study was to compare the risk of lactic acidosis and hypoglycemia among patients ...
  • Webster, Thomas; Vieira, Verónica; Weinberg, Janice; Aschengrau, Ann (BioMed Central, 2006-6-9)
    BACKGROUND. Mapping spatial distributions of disease occurrence and risk can serve as a useful tool for identifying exposures of public health concern. Disease registry data are often mapped by town or county of diagnosis ...
  • Rothman, K J (Environmental Health Perspectives, 2011-12-29)
    Environmental epidemiology comprises the epidemiologic study of those environmental factors that are outside the immediate control of the individual. Exposures of interest to environmental epidemiologists include air ...
  • Cole, J Alexander; Rothman, Kenneth J; Cabral, Howard J; Zhang, Yuqing; Farraye, Francis A (BioMed Central, 2006-9-28)
    BACKGROUND. Case descriptions suggest IBS patients are more likely to have other disorders, including migraine, fibromyalgia, and depression. We sought to examine the prevalence of these conditions in cohorts of people ...
  • Ozonoff, David M; Grandjean, Philippe (BioMed Central, 2010-7-8)
    Environmental Health has just received its first Impact Factor by Thomson ISI. At a level of 2.48, this achievement is quite satisfactory and places Environmental Health in the top 25% of environmental science journals. ...
  • Stang, Andreas; Schmidt-Pokrzywniak, Andrea; Lash, Timothy L.; Lommatzsch, Peter Karl; Taubert, Gerhard; Bornfeld, Norbert; Jöckel, Karl-Heinz (Oxford University Press, 2009-1-21)
    We recently reported an increased risk of uveal melanoma among mobile phone users. Here, we present the results of a case–control study that assessed the association between mobile phone use and risk of uveal melanoma. We ...

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