- Prevalence of adult systemic lupus erythematosus in California and Pennsylvania in 2000: estimates obtained using hospitalization data
Eliza F Chakravarty
Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, USA
Arthritis Rheum 56:2092-4. 2007
- Evaluation of the presentation of systemic onset juvenile rheumatoid arthritis: data from the Pennsylvania Systemic Onset Juvenile Arthritis Registry (PASOJAR)
Edward M Behrens
Department of Pediatrics, Division of Rheumatology, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104 4318, USA
J Rheumatol 35:343-8. 2008
..To characterize the initial clinical and laboratory features of patients with systemic onset juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (soJRA) through a Web-based registry...
- Mentoring at the University of Pennsylvania: results of a faculty survey
Alan G Wasserstein
Office of Faculty Affairs, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
J Gen Intern Med 22:210-4. 2007
..Research suggests mentoring is related to career satisfaction and success. Most studies have focused on junior faculty...
- Discovery of Aedes albopictus infected with west nile virus in southeastern Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, Conshohocken 19428, USA
J Am Mosq Control Assoc 18:131. 2002
..In late September 2000, West Nile viral antigen was detected by reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction testing from a pool of 2 Ae. albopictus mosquitoes that were collected in southwestern Montgomery County...
- Salmonella serovars in the herpetofauna of Indiana County, Pennsylvania
David L Chambers
Department of Biological Sciences, 2119 Derring Hall, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA 24061, USA
Appl Environ Microbiol 72:3771-3. 2006
..Thirty-three Salmonella serovars were isolated from 156 samples from 34 species, all within Indiana County, Pennsylvania. Results suggest that herpetofaunas could potentially pose a threat to humans...
- Epidemiology, production losses, and control measures associated with an outbreak of avian influenza subtype H7N2 in Pennsylvania (1996-98)
D J Henzler
Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Animal Health and Diagnostic Services, 2301 North Cameron Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110 9408, USA
Avian Dis 47:1022-36. 2003
An outbreak of H7N2 low-pathogenicity (LP) avian influenza (AI) occurred in a two-county area in Pennsylvania from December of 1996 through April of 1998...
- Spatial diffusion of raccoon rabies in Pennsylvania, USA
D A Moore
Veterinary Medicine Teaching and Research Center, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, Tulare 93274, USA
Prev Vet Med 40:19-32. 1999
..The objective of this study was to model raccoon-rabies diffusion in Pennsylvania to identify geographic constraints on the diffusion pattern for potential use in bait-vaccination strategies...
- Impact of vaccine financing on vaccinations delivered by health department clinics
P G Szilagyi
Department of Pediatrics, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, NY, USA
Am J Public Health 90:739-45. 2000
..This study measured the number of childhood vaccinations delivered at health department clinics (HDCs) before and after changes in vaccine financing in 1994, and it assessed the impact of changes in financing on HDC operations...
- Preconception predictors of weight gain during pregnancy: prospective findings from the Central Pennsylvania Women's Health Study
Carol S Weisman
Department of Public Health Sciences, College of Medicine, Pennsylvania State University, Hershey, PA 17033, USA
Womens Health Issues 20:126-32. 2010
..We examined preconception (prepregnancy) predictors of pregnancy weight gain and weight gain that exceeds the 2009 Institute of Medicine (IOM) recommendations based on pre-pregnancy body mass index (BMI), in a prospective study...
- Pennsylvania State Hospital system's seclusion and restraint reduction program
Gregory M Smith
Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 18109 2498, USA
Psychiatr Serv 56:1115-22. 2005
..This study examined the use of seclusion and mechanical restraint from 1990 to 2000 and the rate of staff injuries from patient assaults from 1998 to 2000 in a state hospital system...
- Closing the grocery gap in underserved communities: the creation of the Pennsylvania Fresh Food Financing Initiative
The Food Trust, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103, USA
J Public Health Manag Pract 14:272-9. 2008
..The Food Trust's efforts with its partners resulted in the creation of the Pennsylvania Fresh Food Financing Initiative, the nation's first statewide financing program to increase supermarket ..
- A survey of bovine colostrum composition and colostrum management practices on Pennsylvania dairy farms
S I Kehoe
Department of Dairy and Animal Science, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park 16802, USA
J Dairy Sci 90:4108-16. 2007
Colostrum composition and management were surveyed via sample and data collection from 55 dairy farms in Pennsylvania. Colostrum samples were analyzed for fat, protein, lactose, total solids, ash, Ig, lactoferrin, water- and fat-soluble ..
- Knowledge, attitudes, and perceptions about breast cancer and breast cancer screening among Hispanic women residing in South Central Pennsylvania
Raffy R Luquis
School of Behavioral Sciences and Education, Penn State Capital College, Middletown, PA 17057, USA
J Community Health 31:25-42. 2006
..the knowledge, attitudes, and perceptions about breast cancer, and screening behaviors among Hispanic women in Pennsylvania. Eight focus groups were conducted with Hispanic women to obtain answers to the questions of interest...
- Competitive foods available in Pennsylvania public high schools
Department of Nutritional Sciences, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park 16802, USA
J Am Diet Assoc 105:1243-9. 2005
This study examined the types and extent of competitive foods available in public high schools in Pennsylvania.
- Outcome analysis of Pennsylvania trauma centers: factors predictive of nonsurvival in seriously injured patients
M D Pasquale
Department of Surgery, Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA
J Trauma 50:465-72; discussion 473-4. 2001
..collected data from 1992 to 1996 on patients older than 14 years of age from 24 accredited trauma centers in Pennsylvania was performed...
- School competitive food policies: perceptions of Pennsylvania public high school foodservice directors and principals
Department of Nutritional Sciences, Pennsylvania State University, University Park 16802, USA
J Am Diet Assoc 106:271-6. 2006
..of this study were to describe the extent, nature, and enforcement of school competitive food policies in Pennsylvania public high schools and to determine if there are differences between school foodservice directors' and ..
- Nephropathogenic infectious bronchitis in Pennsylvania chickens 1997-2000
A F Ziegler
Laboratory of Avian Medicine and Pathology, University of Pennsylvania, New Bolton Center, Kennett Square, PA 19348, USA
Avian Dis 46:847-58. 2002
..bronchitis (NIB) was diagnosed in 28 infectious bronchitis virus (IBV)-vaccinated commercial chicken flocks in Pennsylvania from December 1997 to July 2000...
- Molecular analysis of Neorickettsia risticii in adult aquatic insects in Pennsylvania, in horses infected by ingestion of insects, and isolated in cell culture
Department of Veterinary Biosciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 43210 1092, USA
J Clin Microbiol 40:690-3. 2002
..16S rRNA and 51-kDa antigen gene sequences from blood, isolates, and caddis flies fed to the horses were identical, proving oral transmission of N. risticii from caddis flies to horses...
- Primary lymphomas of the cervix and uterus: the University of Pennsylvania's experience and a review of the literature
Noelle V Frey
Abramson Cancer Center of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 3400 Spruce, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
Leuk Lymphoma 47:1894-901. 2006
..In general, patients with limited stage disease should be treated with localized and systemic therapy to optimize chances of cure...
- Secondhand smoke in Pennsylvania casinos: a study of nonsmokers' exposure, dose, and risk
James L Repace
Repace Associates Inc, Bowie, 20720, USA
Am J Public Health 99:1478-85. 2009
I assessed air pollution, ventilation, and nonsmokers' risk from secondhand smoke (SHS) in Pennsylvania casinos exempted from a statewide smoke-free workplace law.
- Landscape genetics of raccoons (Procyon lotor) associated with ridges and valleys of Pennsylvania: implications for oral rabies vaccination programs
J Jeffrey Root
United States Department of Agriculture, Wildlife Services, National Wildlife Research Center, Fort Collins, Colorado 80521, USA
Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 9:583-8. 2009
..To aid in these efforts, the genetic structure of raccoons (Procyon lotor) was assessed in southwestern Pennsylvania to determine if select geographic features (i.e...
- Developing alliances: how advanced practice nurses became part of the prescription for Pennsylvania
National Nursing Centers Consortium, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Policy Polit Nurs Pract 10:7-15. 2009
The authors describe how advanced practice nurses in Pennsylvania were able to successfully advocate for nursing-related legislative reforms through Governor Edward G...
- Hunting-related shooting incidents in Pennsylvania, 1987-1999
Joseph L Smith
Geisinger Health System, Danville, Pennsylvania, USA
J Trauma 58:582-90. 2005
..METHODS: For the 1,345 hunting-related shooting incidents in Pennsylvania from 1987 to 1999, age-adjusted hunter injury rates and case-fatality ratios were calculated for each of seven ..
- Ectoparasite associations of bats from central Pennsylvania
Carl W Dick
Department of Biology, The Pennsylvania State University, Altoona College, Altoona, PA 16601-3760, USA
J Med Entomol 40:813-9. 2003
Between April and October 1997, 689 bats representing seven species were captured at Pennsylvania's Canoe Creek State Park. Each bat was sampled for ectoparasitic arthropods, and four species were collected from 13...
- Particulate air pollution and the rate of hospitalization for congestive heart failure among medicare beneficiaries in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Gregory A Wellenius
Cardiovascular Epidemiology Research Unit, Cardiovascular Division, Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA 02215, USA
Am J Epidemiol 161:1030-6. 2005
..heart failure among Medicare recipients (aged > or =65 years) residing in Allegheny County (Pittsburgh area), Pennsylvania, during 1987-1999. They also explored effect modification by age, gender, and specific secondary diagnoses...
- Addition of calcite reduces iron's bioavailability in the Pennsylvania coals--potential use of calcite for the prevention of coal workers' lung diseases
Department of Environmental Medicine and NYU Cancer Institute, New York University School of Medicine, New York, New York 10016, USA
J Toxicol Environ Health A 68:1663-79. 2005
In the present study, a hypothesis was tested that the addition of calcite into the Pennsylvania coals may reduce levels of bioavailable iron (BAI), an important component in the mixed coal dust that may contribute to coal workers' lung ..
- Organic dairy production systems in Pennsylvania: a case study evaluation
C A Rotz
USDA, Agricultural Research Service, Pasture Systems and Watershed Management Research Unit, University Park, PA 16802, USA
J Dairy Sci 90:3961-79. 2007
..Within this context, case studies of 4 actual organic dairy farms were used to characterize existing systems in Pennsylvania. Based on data from these farms, a whole-farm simulation model (Integrated Farm System Model) was used to ..
- A review of the 1996-98 nonpathogenic H7N2 avian influenza outbreak in Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania, Laboratory of Avian Medicine and Pathology, 382 West Street Road, Kennett Square, PA 19348, USA
Avian Dis 47:823-7. 2003
The nonpathogenic avian influenza (AI) outbreak in Pennsylvania began in December 1996 when there was a trace back from a New York live bird market to a dealer's flock...
- A retrospective investigation of PM10 in ambient air and cardiopulmonary hospital admissions in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania: 1995-2000
Vincent C Arena
Department of Biostatistics, University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
J Occup Environ Med 48:38-47. 2006
Air quality in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, has improved over the last decade, and we investigated whether the lower concentrations of fine particulate matter (PM10) are still associated with adverse health outcomes.
- Insomnia in central Pennsylvania
E O Bixler
Department of Psychiatry, Sleep Research and Treatment Center, Pennsylvania State University, College of Medicine, Hershey, PA, USA
J Psychosom Res 53:589-92. 2002
..Establish the association between insomnia and various physical and mental health symptoms as well as objective measures of sleep disturbance while controlling for age, gender and BMI in a large random sample of the general public...
- Comparison of Tn1546-like elements in vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates from Michigan and Pennsylvania
Nancye C Clark
Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Rd NE, Mailstop G 08 Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
Antimicrob Agents Chemother 49:470-2. 2005
..isolates of vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (VRSA) containing vanA were recovered in Michigan and Pennsylvania. Tn1546, a mobile genetic element that encodes high-level vancomycin resistance in enterococci, was present in ..
- Increasing fluoroquinolone resistance in Campylobacter jejuni, Pennsylvania, USA,1982-2001
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia 19104, USA
Emerg Infect Dis 8:1501-3. 2002
..Among patients in our health-care system in Pennsylvania, fluoroquinolone-resistant C. jejuni were not observed from 1982 to 1992; however, resistance increased to 40...
- A time-series analysis of air pollution and preterm birth in Pennsylvania, 1997-2001
Sharon K Sagiv
Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
Environ Health Perspect 113:602-6. 2005
..Daily counts of preterm births were obtained from birth records in four Pennsylvania counties from 1997 through 2001...
- The discovery of West Nile virus in overwintering Culex pipiens (Diptera: Culicidae) mosquitoes in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania
Louise M Bugbee
Penn State Cooperative Extension, Lehigh County, Allentown, PA 18104, USA
J Am Mosq Control Assoc 20:326-7. 2004
..West Nile viral RNA was detected by reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction. This is the first time in Pennsylvania and the third time in North America that WNV has been found in overwintering adult mosquitoes.
- Black and white differences in cognitive function test scores: what explains the difference?
Kala M Mehta
Division of Geriatrics, University of California at San Francisco, 94121, USA
J Am Geriatr Soc 52:2120-7. 2004
..This study evaluates whether differences in health and socioeconomic indicators, including literacy level, can explain differences in cognitive function test scores between older black and white adults...
- Understanding physician agreement with varicella immunization guidelines
Richard Kent Zimmerman
Department of Family Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15261, USA
Prev Med 35:135-42. 2002
..Although varicella vaccine was licensed in 1995, immunization rates are only moderate. This study identifies factors associated with physician self-reported likelihood of recommending varicella vaccination to patients...
- Vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolate from a patient in Pennsylvania
Fred C Tenover
Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
Antimicrob Agents Chemother 48:275-80. 2004
A vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (VRSA) isolate was obtained from a patient in Pennsylvania in September 2002...
- Development of SOVAT: a numerical-spatial decision support system for community health assessment research
Center for Biomedical Informatics, University of Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
Int J Med Inform 75:771-84. 2006
..Community health assessment (CHA) professionals who use information technology need a complete system that is capable of supporting the development of numerical-spatial routines...
- The physician's office: can it influence adult immunization rates?
Mary Patricia Nowalk
Department of Family Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
Am J Manag Care 10:13-9. 2004
..To determine which office and patient factors affect adult influenza and pneumococcal vaccination rates...
- The relationship of surgeon and hospital volume to outcome after gastric bypass surgery in Pennsylvania: a 3-year summary
Department of Thoracic and Foregut Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, UPMC Shadyside Medical Center, 5200 Centre Avenue, Suite 715, Pittsburgh, PA 15232, USA
Surgery 134:613-21; discussion 621-3. 2003
..This study explores the volume-outcome relationship for gastric bypass surgery for obesity to determine whether higher-volume hospitals, higher-volume surgeons, or both are associated fewer adverse outcomes...
- Nurse staffing levels and quality of care in Northeastern Pennsylvania nursing homes
Department of Health Policy and Administration, Washington State University, Spokane, WA 99210, USA
Appl Nurs Res 18:130-7. 2005
This study evaluated current nurse staffing levels in 90 licensed nursing homes in Northeastern Pennsylvania to determine whether they are significantly different from state and national averages...
- Transmission dynamics of low- and high-pathogenicity A/Chicken/Pennsylvania/83 avian influenza viruses
J A van der Goot
Institute for Animal Science and Health, P.O. Box 65, 8200 AB Lelystad, The Netherlands
Avian Dis 47:939-41. 2003
..avian influenza (HPAI) viruses emerged from low-pathogenicity avian influenza (LPAI) viruses in Pennsylvania (1983-84), Mexico (1994-95), and Italy (1999-2000)...
- Summary of the 2001-02 Pennsylvania H7N2 low pathogenicity avian influenza outbreak in meat type chickens
P A Dunn
Pennsylvania State University, Animal Diagnostic Laboratory, University Park, PA 16802, USA
Avian Dis 47:812-6. 2003
H7N2 low-pathogenicity (LP) avian influenza (AI) virus was isolated from chickens submitted to the Pennsylvania Animal Diagnostic Laboratory System on December 4 and 5, 2001...
- Quality of life in spinal cord injured individuals and their caregivers during the initial 6 months following rehabilitation
Kathleen T Lucke
University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, USA
Qual Life Res 13:97-110. 2004
..This study suggests that more work is needed to identify interventions which could enhance QOL during the transition from rehabilitation to home for SCI individuals and their FCs...
- The supply of uncompensated care in Pennsylvania hospitals: motives and financial consequences
Michael D Rosko
Graduate Program Health and Medical Services Administration, School of Business Administration, Widener University, Chester, Pennsylvania, USA
Health Care Manage Rev 29:229-39. 2004
..Using a panel design (1995--1998) on Pennsylvania private, not-for-profit general hospitals, we found the provision of uncompensated care is positively ..
- Educational views and attitudes, and career goals of MD-PhD students at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Christopher D Watt
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 424 Stemmler Hall, 36th and Hamilton Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
Acad Med 80:193-8. 2005
..METHOD: All 167 students enrolled in the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Combined Degree Program in the spring of 2002 were invited to participate in an IRB-approved ..
- The influence of well construction on bacterial contamination of private water wells in Pennsylvania
Bryan R Swistock
School of Forest Resources, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
J Environ Health 68:17-22, 36. 2005
b>Pennsylvania has a large population that relies on private water wells, but no statewide regulations govern the location or construction of the wells...
- Pediatric medicine and the genetic disorders of the Amish and Mennonite people of Pennsylvania
D Holmes Morton
Clinic for Special Children, 535 Bunker Hill Road, Strasburg, PA 17579, USA
Am J Med Genet C Semin Med Genet 121:5-17. 2003
The Clinic for Special Children in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, is a community-supported, nonprofit pediatric medical practice for Amish and Mennonite children who have genetic disorders...
- Overweight in Southeastern Pennsylvania children: 2002 household health survey data
Elizabeth B Rappaport
Thomas Jefferson University Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA
Public Health Rep 120:525-31. 2005
- Cancer incidence in Kentucky, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia: disparities in Appalachia
Eugene J Lengerich
Department of Health Evaluation Sciences, College of Medicine, Pennsylvania State University, Hershey, PA 17033 0855, USA
J Rural Health 21:39-47. 2005
..While mortality from cancer in Appalachia has previously been reported to be elevated, rates of cancer incidence in Appalachia remain unreported...
- Codevelopment of externalizing and internalizing problems in early childhood
University of Pittsburgh, USA
Dev Psychopathol 16:313-33. 2004
..Taken together, the results indicate both general and specific processes in the development of early externalizing and internalizing problems...
- Determinants of staff job satisfaction of caregivers in two nursing homes in Pennsylvania
Nicholas G Castle
Department of Health Policy and Management, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, USA
BMC Health Serv Res 6:60. 2006
..However, we know little about factors associated with job satisfaction and dissatisfaction for nursing home workers...
- Effects of the Communities That Care model in pennsylvania on youth risk and problem behaviors
Mark E Feinberg
College of Health and Human Development, The Pennsylvania State University, S 105 Henderson Building, University Park, PA 16802, USA
Prev Sci 8:261-70. 2007
..and 6 outcomes (substance use and delinquent behaviors) for 38,107 youth in 2001 and 98,436 youth in 2003 in Pennsylvania schools...
- Medium chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency in Pennsylvania: neonatal screening shows high incidence and unexpected mutation frequencies
Department of Human Genetics, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Pediatr Res 37:675-8. 1995
..findings of MCAD patients detected prospectively through a supplemental newborn screening program in Pennsylvania using tandem mass spectrometry...
- Mortality trends in type 1 diabetes. The Allegheny County (Pennsylvania) Registry 1965-1999
Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Diabetes Care 24:823-7. 2001
..This improvement is consistent with the introduction of HbA1 testing, home blood glucose monitoring, and improved blood pressure therapy in the 1980s...
- Haemophilus influenzae Type b disease among Amish children in Pennsylvania: reasons for persistent disease
A M Fry
Respiratory Diseases Branch, Division of Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
Pediatrics 108:E60. 2001
To identify reservoirs of Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) pharyngeal carriage and assess barriers to vaccination among 2 Amish communities in Pennsylvania.
- Distributed usability evaluation of the Pennsylvania Cancer Atlas
GeoVISTA Center, Department of Geography, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, USA
Int J Health Geogr 7:36. 2008
The Pennsylvania Cancer Atlas (PA-CA) is an interactive online atlas to help policy-makers, program managers, and epidemiologists with tasks related to cancer prevention and control...
- Immunohistochemical detection of scrapie prion proteins in clinically normal sheep in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Animal Diagnostic Laboratory System, Pennsylvania Veterinary Laboratory, Harrisburg 17025, USA
J Vet Diagn Invest 13:89-91. 2001
..of scrapie in a clinically suspect Suffolk sheep, 7 clinically normal flockmates were purchased by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture to determine their scrapie status using an immunohistochemical procedure...
- Quality of care by race and gender for congestive heart failure and pneumonia
J Z Ayanian
Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Med Care 37:1260-9. 1999
..Variations in the rates of major procedures by race and gender are well described, but few studies have assessed the quality of care by race and gender for basic hospital services...
- Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome associated with Monongahela virus, Pennsylvania
L V Rhodes
Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA
Emerg Infect Dis 6:616-21. 2000
The first two recognized cases of rapidly fatal hantavirus pulmonary syndrome in Pennsylvania occurred within an 8-month period in 1997. Illness in the two patients was confirmed by immunohistochemical techniques on autopsy material...
- Prevalence of enterotoxigenic Clostridium perfringens Isolates in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) area soils and home kitchens
Department of Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
Appl Environ Microbiol 73:7218-24. 2007
- Prevalence of west Nile virus antibodies in a breeding population of American Kestrels (Falco sparverius) in Pennsylvania
Darcy L Medica
Biology Department, The Pennsylvania State University, Schuylkill Campus, 200 University Drive, Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania 17972, USA
J Wildl Dis 43:538-41. 2007
..biology and WNV exposure of kestrels breeding in the area surrounding Hawk Mountain Sanctuary in Kempton, Pennsylvania, USA. The reproductive biology of kestrels in this area was studied from 1992 until 2004...
- Genetic basis of multidrug resistance in Acinetobacter baumannii clinical isolates at a tertiary medical center in Pennsylvania
Jennifer M Adams-Haduch
Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, S829 Scaife Hall, 3550 Terrace Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15261
Antimicrob Agents Chemother 52:3837-43. 2008
..of multidrug-resistant (MDR) Acinetobacter baumannii identified at a tertiary medical center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, between August 2006 and September 2007 were studied for the genetic basis of their MDR phenotype...
- Comparison of rural and urban ambulance crashes in Pennsylvania
Adam M Ray
Department of Emergency Medicine, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA 15215, USA
Prehosp Emerg Care 11:416-20. 2007
..To describe and compare the characteristics of, and associated injuries caused by, ambulance crashes that occur in rural versus urban areas...
- A twofold excess mortality among black compared with white IDDM patients in Allegheny county, Pennsylvania. Pittsburgh DERI Mortality Study Group
E S Tull
Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Diabetes Care 19:1344-7. 1996
..To examine the long-term mortality experience of blacks who develop IDDM in childhood...
- The key role of pulsed-field gel electrophoresis in investigation of a large multiserotype and multistate food-borne outbreak of Salmonella infections centered in Pennsylvania
Carol H Sandt
Molecular Microbiology Section, Bureau of Laboratories, Pennsylvania Dept of Health, 110 Pickering Way, Lionville, 19353, USA
J Clin Microbiol 44:3208-12. 2006
..were implicated in a large outbreak linked to fresh Roma tomatoes served at gas station deli counters in Pennsylvania and nearby states during July 2004: S. enterica serotypes Javiana, Anatum, Thompson, Typhimurium, and Muenchen...
- Pregnancy intentions and folic acid supplementation exemplars: findings from the Central Pennsylvania Women's Health Study
Department of Communication Arts and Sciences, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, USA
J Health Commun 14:366-83. 2009
..The women were participants in Phase I of the Central Pennsylvania Women's Health Study (CePAWHS)...
- Adverse outcomes from hospital-acquired infection in Pennsylvania cannot be attributed to increased risk on admission
Michael M Peng
Clinical Research and Applications, Cardinal Health, Marlborough, Massachusetts 01752, USA
Am J Med Qual 21:17S-28S. 2006
In July 2005, Pennsylvania became the first state in the nation to publicly report statewide data on hospital-acquired infections (HAI)...
- Statewide assessment of local wellness policies in Pennsylvania public school districts
Department of Nutritional Sciences, Penn State University, 5 Henderson Bldg, University Park, PA 16802, USA
J Am Diet Assoc 108:1497-502. 2008
..descriptive study, conducted in early 2007, were to assess local wellness policies established by Pennsylvania public school districts, compare these policies to local wellness policy mandate requirements, and provide ..
- An examination of attitudes, knowledge, and clinical practices among Pennsylvania pediatricians regarding breastfeeding and smoking
Cynthia A Lucero
Department of Pediatrics, Children s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
Breastfeed Med 4:83-9. 2009
..This study describes Pennsylvania pediatricians' attitudes, knowledge, and practices regarding breastfeeding, maternal smoking, and smoking ..
- The concentration of offenders in families, and family criminality in the prediction of boys' delinquency
D P Farrington
Cambridge University, Institute of Criminology, UK
J Adolesc 24:579-96. 2001
..Studies of explanatory variables suggested that having a young mother, living in a bad neighbourhood, and low guilt of the boy may be links in the causal chain between arrested fathers and delinquent boys...
- Subjective and objective sleep quality in patients on conventional thrice-weekly hemodialysis: comparison with matched controls from the sleep heart health study
Mark L Unruh
Renal Electrolyte Division, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
Am J Kidney Dis 52:305-13. 2008
..It therefore is uncertain whether poor sleep quality in the HD population reflects age, chronic health conditions, or effects of conventional HD therapy...
- Association between long-term blood pressure variability and mortality among incident hemodialysis patients
Steven M Brunelli
Renal, Electrolyte, and Hypertension Division, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Am J Kidney Dis 52:716-26. 2008
..The purposes of this study are to identify a suitable metric of long-term BPV in this population and determine whether an association between BPV and all-cause mortality exists...
- A retrospective study of risk factors for repeated admissions for asthma in a rural/suburban university hospital
Department of Medicine and Pediatrics, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, 500 University Dr, Hershey, Pa. 17033-2360, USA
J Am Osteopath Assoc 101:S14-7; quiz S517-8. 2001
..Inhaled steroids were underused, whereas ipratropium and theophylline were overused. Bilingual education on asthma and triggers and social support are necessary even in rural healthcare settings without a large minority population...
- Perceived risks of certain types of cancer and heart disease among Asian American smokers and non-smokers
Grace X Ma
Department of Health Studies, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19122 0843, USA
J Community Health 27:233-46. 2002
..levels of health risks of tobacco use among the Asian American (AA) community in the Delaware Valley region of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, including metropolitan Philadelphia...
- Medical and cognitive correlates of denture wearing in older community-dwelling adults
Robert J Weyant
Department of Dental Public Health, School of Dental Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvannia 15261, USA
J Am Geriatr Soc 52:596-600. 2004
..To examine the association between denture wearing and use of dental services, oral function limitations, and medical and cognitive status in a community-based cohort of rural older adults enrolled in an epidemiological study...
- Achieving and sustaining high rates of influenza immunization among long-term care staff
David A Nace
Division of Geriatric Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
J Am Med Dir Assoc 8:128-33. 2007
..Immunization of health care workers has been shown to reduce the impact of influenza in this setting, yet few studies address improvement efforts aimed at long-term care staff immunization...
- Measuring organizational attributes of primary care practices: development of a new instrument
Pamela A Ohman Strickland
Department of Family Medicine, UMDNJ RWJMS, One World s Fair Drive, Somerset, NJ 08873, USA
Health Serv Res 42:1257-73. 2007
..To develop an instrument to measure organizational attributes relevant for family practices using the perspectives of clinicians, nurses, and staff...
- Gamma knife radiosurgery in the management of malignant melanoma brain metastases
Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
Neurosurgery 60:471-81; discussion 481-2. 2007
..We reviewed our series of patients who underwent radiosurgery for melanoma brain metastases to assess clinical outcomes and identify prognostic factors for survival and cerebral disease control...
- Deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism in trauma patients: an overstatement of the problem?
Stanislaw P Stawicki
Department of Surgery, St Luke s Hospital and Health Network, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18015, USA
Am Surg 71:387-91. 2005
..We performed a ten-year retrospective analysis of HRTP of the Pennsylvania Trauma Outcome Study...
- Health-related quality of life in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension
Darren B Taichman
Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Division, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center Presbyterian, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
Respir Res 6:92. 2005
..However, comparatively little is known about health-related quality of life and its determinants in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension...
- A prediction rule to identify low-risk patients with pulmonary embolism
Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Arch Intern Med 166:169-75. 2006
..A simple prognostic model could help identify patients with pulmonary embolism who are at low risk of death and are candidates for outpatient treatment...
- Health promotion interests of women with disabilities
Suzanne C Smeltzer
Health Promotion for Women with Disabilities Project, Villanova University College of Nursing, Villanova, PA 19085, USA
J Neurosci Nurs 37:80-6. 2005
..If healthcare providers are aware of the topics that interest WWD, they can better develop educational programs to meet the needs of this vulnerable population...
- Determinants of selective cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitor prescribing: are patient or physician characteristics more important?
Daniel H Solomon
Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
Am J Med 115:715-20. 2003
..We examined the relative effects of patient risk factors for gastrointestinal toxicity, other patient characteristics, and physician prescribing preferences on the decision to prescribe a selective COX-2 inhibitor...
- Side effects of opioids during short-term administration: effect of age, gender, and race
M Soledad Cepeda
Department of Anesthesiology, and Clinical Epidemiology Unit. Javeriana Univeristy, Bogota, Colombia
Clin Pharmacol Ther 74:102-12. 2003
..The risk of respiratory depression increases substantially after 60 years of age. Women have nausea and vomiting more often than men. The effect of race deserves further investigation...
- A cross-national study of the persistence of antihypertensive medication use in the elderly
Boris L G Van Wijk
Department of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacotherapy, Utrecht Institute for Pharmaceutical Sciences, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands b l g
J Hypertens 26:145-53. 2008
..The aim of this study was to describe and compare patterns of use of antihypertensive drugs in a population of elderly patients in the United States (Pennsylvania), Canada (British Columbia) and the Netherlands.
- Risk for infection after anterior cervical fusion: prevention with iodophor-impregnated incision drapes
Kingsley R Chin
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ) 36:433-5. 2007
..Need for iodophor-impregnated incision drapes during anterior cervical fusion was not demonstrated. These drapes added unnecessary cost and may decrease skin mobility, making adequate exposure more difficult...
- A brief smoking cessation intervention for Chinese and Korean American smokers
Carolyn Y Fang
Division of Population Science, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Cheltenham, PA 19012, USA
Prev Med 43:321-4. 2006
..This study evaluated changes in smoking-related beliefs and behavior following a brief, culturally adapted smoking cessation intervention for Chinese and Korean smokers...
- The association of backpack use and back pain in adolescents
Geraldine I Sheir-Neiss
Department of Research, Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, Delaware 19899, USA
Spine 28:922-30. 2003
..CONCLUSION: The use of backpacks during the school day and backpack weights are independently associated with back pain...
- Behavioral assessment of child-directed canine aggression
Ilana R Reisner
Department of Clinical Studies, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104 6010, USA
Inj Prev 13:348-51. 2007
..To characterize behavioral circumstances of bites to children by dogs presented to a veterinary behavior clinic...
- Urinary incontinence during pregnancy in a racially mixed sample: characteristics and predisposing factors
K L Burgio
University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, USA
Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 7:69-73. 1996
..Attendance at childbirth classes was the only predictor of incontinence for black women. The results raise the possibility that higher rates of incontinence among white women might be due to differences in the pelvic floor...
- Risk factors for infection with herpes simplex virus type 2: role of smoking, douching, uncircumcised males, and vaginal flora
Thomas L Cherpes
Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease, Magee Womens Research Institute, 204 Craft Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
Sex Transm Dis 30:405-10. 2003
..Herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2), the primary cause of genital herpes, is one of the most prevalent sexually transmitted diseases worldwide. Epidemiologic serosurveys suggest that infections occur more frequently in women than in men...
- Personal fulfillment motivates adolescents to be physically active
State University of New York at Albany, USA
Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 159:1115-20. 2005
- Associations between childhood refraction and parental smoking
Richard A Stone
Department of Ophthalmology, Scheie Eye Institute, Philadelphia, PA 19104 6075, USA
Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 47:4277-87. 2006
- Correlates of attributing new disability to old age. Study of Osteoporotic Fractures Research Group
C A Sarkisian
Department of Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California 90095 1687, USA
J Am Geriatr Soc 49:134-41. 2001
..To describe women who attribute new disability to old age and to identify demographic, medical, behavioral, and psychosocial characteristics that correlate with attributing new disability to old age...
- Delirium in older patients in surgical intensive care units
Michele C Balas
University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing, Philadelphia, PA, USA
J Nurs Scholarsh 39:147-54. 2007
..To examine the frequency and course of delirium in older adults admitted to a surgical intensive care unit (SICU)...
- The association of personal and neighborhood socioeconomic indicators with subclinical cardiovascular disease in an elderly cohort. The cardiovascular health study
Cheryl K Nordstrom
Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, 1214 S 2nd Floor, Ann Arbor, MI 48104 2548, USA
Soc Sci Med 59:2139-47. 2004
..Personal and neighborhood socioeconomic indicators were associated with subclinical disease prevalence in this elderly cohort. These relationships were reduced after controlling for traditional CVD risk factors...
- Rates of completion of the medical evaluation for renal transplantation
Francis L Weng
Renal Electrolyte and Hypertension Division, Department of Medicine, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Am J Kidney Dis 46:734-45. 2005
..We hypothesized that patients not on dialysis therapy complete the evaluation process more quickly than patients receiving dialysis...
- Dietary pattern change and acculturation of Chinese Americans in Pennsylvania
Department of Food Science, 8L Borland Laboratory, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
J Am Diet Assoc 104:771-8. 2004
To obtain information about dietary pattern change of Chinese Americans in Pennsylvania and its relationship with demographic characteristics and acculturation indicators.
- ASAM Patient Placement Criteria treatment levels: do they correspond to care actually received by homeless substance abusing adults?
THOMAS P O'TOOLE
The Johns Hopkins University, Welch Center for Epidemiology, Prevention, and Clinical Research, Baltimore, MD 21205 2223, USA
J Addict Dis 23:1-15. 2004
..Lack of treatment availability or capacity, expense, and changing one's mind while on a wait list were the most commonly cited reasons for no treatment...
- Marital quality in the context of mild cognitive impairment
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
West J Nurs Res 29:976-92. 2007
..Results of this study suggest the need for mental health interventions designed to preserve the quality of these marital relationships...