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CFH students present on field experience

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The Department of Community and Family Health hosted a poster presentation for field experience on November 28. Seven students presented on their field experiences with the Hillsborough County Health Department, St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital, ReachUp Inc., Women’s Health Collaborative, Latino STYLE and The AIDS Institute. (pictured l,r) Coralia Cazquez-Otero, Jarrett […]

Impact of prior bariatric surgery on maternal and fetal outcomes among obese and non-obese mothers.

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Arch Gynecol Obstet. 2011 Nov 6. [Epub ahead of print] Impact of prior bariatric surgery on maternal and fetal outcomes among obese and non-obese mothers. Belogolovkin V, Salihu HM, Weldeselasse H, Biroscak BJ, August EM, Mbah AK, Alio AP. Source Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, College of Medicine, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA. Abstract PURPOSE: To assess the association between bariatric surgery and pregnancy-related outcomes among obese and non-obese women in the state of Florida. METHODS: We conducted a population-based, retrospective cohort analysis […]

Bayesian inference on joint models of HIV dynamics for time-to-event and longitudinal data with skewness and covariate measurement errors.

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Bayesian inference on joint models of HIV dynamics for time-to-event and longitudinal data with skewness and covariate measurement errors. Huang Y, Dagne G, Wu L. Source Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, College of Public Health, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 33612, USA. yhuang@health.usf.edu Abstract Normality (symmetry) of the model random errors is a routine assumption for mixed-effects models in many longitudinal studies, but it may be unrealistically obscuring important features of subject variations. Covariates are usually introduced in the models to partially explain inter-subject variations, but some covariates such […]

Impact of prior bariatric surgery on maternal and fetal outcomes among obese and non-obese mothers.

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Arch Gynecol Obstet. 2011 Nov 6. [Epub ahead of print] Impact of prior bariatric surgery on maternal and fetal outcomes among obese and non-obese mothers. Belogolovkin V, Salihu HM, Weldeselasse H, Biroscak BJ, August EM, Mbah AK, Alio AP. Source Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, College of Medicine, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA. Abstract PURPOSE: To assess the association between bariatric surgery and pregnancy-related outcomes among obese and non-obese women in the state of Florida. METHODS: We conducted a population-based, retrospective cohort analysis […]

Association between cocaine abuse in pregnancy and placenta-associated syndromes using propensity score matching approach.

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Early Hum Dev. 2011 Oct 3. [Epub ahead of print] Association between cocaine abuse in pregnancy and placenta-associated syndromes using propensity score matching approach. Mbah AK, Alio AP, Fombo DW, Bruder K, Dagne G, Salihu HM. Source Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 33612, United States. Abstract AIMS: We used propensity scores matching techniques to assess the association between maternal cocaine abuse in pregnancy and the occurrence of placenta-associated syndromes (PAS). STUDY DESIGN: Mothers who abused cocaine (n=5026) were matched to controls (n=5026) from a […]

Placental abruption, offspring sex, and birth outcomes in a large cohort of mothers.

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J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2011 Jun 30. [Epub ahead of print] Placental abruption, offspring sex, and birth outcomes in a large cohort of mothers. Aliyu MH, Salihu HM, Lynch O, Alio AP, Marty PJ. Source Department of Preventive Medicine & Institute for Global Health, Vanderbilt University , Nashville, TN , USA. Abstract Objective.  To investigate stillbirth, neonatal, and perinatal death outcomes in pregnancies complicated by placental abruption, according to fetal sex. Methods. We utilized maternally linked cohort data files of singleton live births to mothers diagnosed with placental abruption during […]

Social media used to support safer sex for USF study

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University of South Florida professor Eric Buhi spent years researching the sexual risks to young people who met through the Internet. But as the results came in, he began to see it wasn’t the threat that people thought it was. Surveys of local university students showed him that in relationships, […]

Epidemiology and Biostatistics (EPB) Summer 2011 Field Experience Poster Presentations

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Students enrolled in the 2011 summer semester Field Experience presented their summer Field Experience projects in poster format at a debriefing held July 15.  Projects included work done at the Hillsborough County Health department, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, the USF Pediatrics Epidemiology Center, the Arthritis Research […]