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  • 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 ...
  • Wang, Florence T.; Hu, Howard; Schwartz, Joel; Weuve, Jennifer; Spiro, Avron S.; Sparrow, David; Nie, Huiling; Silverman, Edwin K.; Weiss, Scott T.; Wright, Robert O. (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, 2007-08)
    BACKGROUND. As iron and lead promote oxidative damage, and hemochromatosis (HFE) gene polymorphisms increase body iron burden, HFE variant alleles may modify the lead burden and cognitive decline relationship. OBJECTIVE. ...
  • Baker, E. L.; Feldman, R. G.; White, R. F.; Harley, J. P.; Dinse, G. E.; Berkey, C. S. (1983-02-01)
  • Clapp, Richard W (BioMed Central, 2006-10-19)
    BACKGROUND: Previous studies suggested increased cancer incidence and mortality in workers exposed to solvents and other chemicals in computer manufacturing jobs. Most previous studies were of small cohorts and findings ...
  • Devine, Sherral A; Kirkley, Shalene M; Palumbo, Carole L; White, Roberta F (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, 2002-10)
    A 45-year-old woman experienced long-term, chronic exposure to carbon monoxide in the restaurant kitchen where she was employed as a cook. After returning to the restaurant after 5 days off work, she noticed that her ...
  • Young, Robin L; Weinberg, Janice; Vieira, Verónica; Aschengrau, Ann; Webster, Thomas F (BioMed Central, 2010-7-9)
    BACKGROUND. It is unclear whether the socioeconomic status (SES) of the community of residence has a substantial association with infant birth weight. We used multilevel models to examine associations of birth weight with ...
  • White, R. F.; Robins, T. G.; Proctor, S.; Echeverria, D.; Rocskay, A. S. (1994-02-01)
  • Kressin, Nancy R; Jones, Judith A; Orner, Michelle B.; Spiro, Avron (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2008-3-15)
    INTRODUCTION. We developed a brief measure of the impact of oral conditions on individual functioning and well-being, known as oral quality of life. METHODS. Among older male veterans (N = 827) and community dental patients ...
  • Nelson, Jessica W.; Scammell, Madeleine Kangsen; Altman, Rebecca Gasior; Webster, Thomas F.; Ozonoff, David M. (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, 2009-04)
    BACKGROUND. Translating research to make it more understandable and effective (research translation) has been declared a priority in environmental health but does not always include communication to the public or residents ...
  • Adamkiewicz, Gary; Hsu, Hsiao-Hsien; Vallarino, Jose; Melly, Steven J; Spengler, John D; Levy, Jonathan I (BioMed Central, 2010-11-17)
    BACKGROUND: There is growing concern in communities surrounding airports regarding the contribution of various emission sources (such as aircraft and ground support equipment) to nearby ambient concentrations. We used ...

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