2011 Summer Institute for Training in Biostatistics

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The 2011 Summer Institute for Training in Biostatistics (SIBS), a 6-week program to stimulate undergraduate students’ and recent graduates’ interest in the field of Biostatistics began on May 16th.  This year’s program is sponsoring 19 students from 8 states selected from over 170 applicants.  Students in the program explore the field of Biostatistics though classroom […]

Stillbirth as a risk factor for subsequent infant mortality.

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Salihu HM, August EM, Weldeselasse HE, Biroscak BJ, Mbah AK. Stillbirth as a risk factor for subsequent infant mortality. Early Hum Dev. 2011 May 21. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 21605952. Abstract BACKGROUND: Infant mortality is an important indicator of the health and wellness of a society. Multiple risk factors for infant mortality have been […]

Outcome for Gram-negative bacteraemia when following restrictive empirical antibiotic guidelines.

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Enoch DA, Phillimore N, Mlangeni DA, Salihu HM, Sismey A, Aliyu SH, Karas JA. Outcome for Gram-negative bacteraemia when following restrictive empirical antibiotic guidelines. QJM. 2011 May;104(5):411-9. Epub 2010 Nov 28. PubMed PMID: 21115461. Abstract Introduction: Restrictions in prescribing broad spectrum antimicrobials have been part of a strategy to reduce Clostridium difficile cases in the UK […]

Addressing policy barriers to paternal involvement during pregnancy.

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Alio AP, Bond MJ, Padilla YC, Heidelbaugh JJ, Lu M, Parker WJ. Addressing policy barriers to paternal involvement during pregnancy. Matern Child Health J. 2011 May;15(4):425-30. PubMed PMID: 21472512. Abstract Efforts to reduce infant mortality in the United States have failed to incorporate paternal involvement. Research suggests that paternal involvement, which has been recognized as contributing to […]

Urinary trichlorophenol levels and increased risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder among US school-aged children.

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Xu X, Nembhard WN, Kan H, Kearney G, Zhang ZJ, Talbott EO. Urinary trichlorophenol levels and increased risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder among US school-aged children. Occup Environ Med. 2011 May 3. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 21540483. Abstract Background Trichlorophenols (TCPs) are organochlorine compounds which are ubiquitous in the environment and well known for […]

Within-Group Differences Between Native-Born and Foreign-Born Black Men on Prostate Cancer Risk Reduction and Early Detection Practices.

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Odedina FT, Dagne G, Larose-Pierre M, Scrivens J, Emanuel F, Adams A, Pressey S, Odedina O. Within-Group Differences Between Native-Born and Foreign-Born Black Men on Prostate Cancer Risk Reduction and Early Detection Practices. J Immigr Minor Health. 2011 May 6. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 21547350. Abstract To better address prostate cancer disparities, we investigated the […]

Maternal HIV/AIDS Status and Neurological Outcomes in Neonates: A Population-Based Study.

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Maternal HIV/AIDS Status and Neurological Outcomes in Neonates: A Population-Based Study. Salihu HM, August EM, Aliyu M, Stanley KM, Weldeselasse H, Mbah AK. Maternal HIV/AIDS Status and Neurological Outcomes in Neonates: A Population-Based Study. Matern Child Health J. 2011 Apr 20. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 21505772. Abstract This study sought to examine the […]

Inherited Variants in Mitochondrial Biogenesis Genes May Influence Epithelial Ovarian Cancer Risk.

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Inherited Variants in Mitochondrial Biogenesis Genes May Influence Epithelial Ovarian Cancer Risk. Permuth-Wey J, Chen YA, Tsai YY, Chen Z, Qu X, Lancaster JM, Stockwell H, Dagne G, Iversen E, Risch H, Barnholtz-Sloan J, Cunningham JM, Vierkant RA, Fridley BL, Sutphen R, McLaughlin J, Narod SA, Goode EL, Schildkraut JM,Fenstermacher D, Phelan CM, Sellers TA. […]