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Stillbirth as a risk factor for subsequent infant mortality.

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Early Hum Dev. 2011 Sep;87(9):641-6. Epub 2011 May 24. Stillbirth as a risk factor for subsequent infant mortality. Salihu HM, August EM, Weldeselasse HE, Biroscak BJ, Mbah AK. Source University of South Florida, College of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Tampa, FL 33612, USA; University of South Florida, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Tampa, FL 33606, USA. Abstract BACKGROUND: Infant mortality is an important indicator of the health and wellness of a society. Multiple risk factors for infant mortality have been identified and investigated; however, the influence of […]

Changes in prepregnancy body mass index between pregnancies and risk of gestational and type 2 diabetes.

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Whiteman VE, Aliyu MH, August EM, McIntosh C, Duan J, Alio AP, Salihu HM.Changes in prepregnancy body mass index between pregnancies and risk of gestational and type 2 diabetes.Arch Gynecol Obstet. 2011 May 5. [Epub ahead ofprint] PubMed PMID: 21544736. Abstract INTRODUCTION: We investigated whether changes in interpregnancy body mass index (BMI) influence the risk of gestational and type 2 diabetes among a cohort of women with two consecutive live, singleton births of 20-44 weeks gestation (n = 232,272). METHODS: Logistic regression models were used to examine the risk for development of gestational […]

Optimal weight in estimating and comparing areas under the receiver operating characteristic curve using longitudinal data.

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Biom J. 2011 Aug 1. doi: 10.1002/bimj.201100033. [Epub ahead of print] Optimal weight in estimating and comparing areas under the receiver operating characteristic curve using longitudinal data. Wu Y, Wang X. Source Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, College of Public Health, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 33612, USA. ywu@health.usf.edu. Abstract In the setting of longitudinal study, subjects are followed for the occurrence of some dichotomous outcome. In many of these studies, some markers are also obtained repeatedly during the study period. Emir et al. introduced a non-parametric approach to […]

Dr. Rita DeBate Elected to Two Positions

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Dr. Rita DeBate was recently elected as Treasurer of the American Academy of Health Behavior. She was also recently elected to the Board of Ophelia Project and Boys Initiative of Tampa Bay. Congratulations Dr. DeBate!

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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Stat Med. 2011 Jul 31. doi: 10.1002/sim.4321. [Epub ahead of print] 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 […]

Fetal sex and differential survival in preeclampsia and eclampsia.

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Arch Gynecol Obstet. 2011 Jul 20. [Epub ahead of print] Fetal sex and differential survival in preeclampsia and eclampsia. Aliyu MH, Salihu HM, Lynch O, Alio AP, Marty PJ. Source Department of Preventive Medicine and Institute for Global Health, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA. Abstract PURPOSE: We investigate sex differences in the incidence of stillbirth, neonatal mortality, and perinatal mortality among singletons born to mothers with preeclampsia or eclampsia. METHODS: Retrospective cohort analysis of a population-based sample of singleton births covering the period 1989 through 2005 (n = 56,313). RESULTS: The study […]

Effectiveness of a Federal Healthy Start Program in Reducing the Impact of Particulate Air Pollutants on Feto-Infant Morbidity Outcomes.

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Matern Child Health J. 2011 Jul 17. [Epub ahead of print] Effectiveness of a Federal Healthy Start Program in Reducing the Impact of Particulate Air Pollutants on Feto-Infant Morbidity Outcomes. Salihu HM, August EM, Mbah AK, Alio AP, de Cuba R 2nd, Jaward FM, Berry EL. Source Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, College of Public Health, University of South Florida, 13201 Bruce B. Downs, MDC56, Tampa, FL, 33612, USA, hsalihu@health.usf.edu. Abstract We sought to assess (1) the relationship between air particulate pollutants and feto-infant morbidity outcomes and (2) the impact […]