- Cytogenetically defined myelodysplasia after melphalan-based autotransplantation for multiple myeloma linked to poor hematopoietic stem-cell mobilization: the Arkansas experience in more than 3,000 patients treated since 1989
Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, 4301 W Markham, Little Rock, AR 72205, USA
Blood 111:94-100. 2008
..While the risk of MDS-CAs was low and clinical MDS occurred infrequently, monitoring after post-HDT consolidation chemotherapy appears warranted...
- A comparison of asthma prevalence and morbidity between rural and urban schoolchildren in Arkansas
Robbie D Pesek
Department of Pediatrics, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas 72202, USA
Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 104:125-31. 2010
..Asthma disproportionately affects minority and low-income children. Investigations that focus on high-risk pediatric populations outside the inner city are limited...
- Changes in school environments with implementation of Arkansas Act 1220 of 2003
Martha M Phillips
Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
Obesity (Silver Spring) 18:S54-61. 2010
..b>Arkansas Act 1220 of 2003 was among the first and most comprehensive statewide legislative initiatives to combat childhood ..
- Plasma carotenoids and prostate cancer: a population-based case-control study in Arkansas
Department of Epidemiology, Fay W Boozman College of Public Health, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR 72205, USA
Nutr Cancer 59:46-53. 2007
..plasma concentrations of carotenoids and the risk of prostate cancer in a population-based case-control study in Arkansas. Cases (n = 193) were men with prostate cancer diagnosed in 3 major hospitals, and controls (n = 197) were ..
- Initiation of farm safety programs in the Arkansas Delta: a case study of participatory methods
Jan S Richter
Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, Fay W Boozman College of Public Health, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR 72207, USA
J Rural Health 23:89-91. 2007
..Outreach to high-risk communities is one of the goals of Area Health Education Centers. One such population is the farm community, which is known to suffer high rates of traumatic events...
- A call for renewed research on tick-borne Francisella tularensis in the Arkansas-Missouri primary national focus of tularemia in humans
Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523, USA
J Med Entomol 44:389-97. 2007
b>Arkansas-Missouri has emerged as the primary U.S. focus of tularemia, which is caused by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Category A Priority Pathogen Francisella tularensis, over the past 30 yr...
- Molecular subtype analyses of Campylobacter spp. from Arkansas and California poultry operations
K L Hiett
Poultry Microbiological Safety Research Unit, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Athens, Georgia 30604, USA
Appl Environ Microbiol 68:6220-36. 2002
..Sixteen flocks from four different farms representing two broiler producers in Arkansas and California were analyzed. Fourteen of the flocks (87...
- Birth defects in Arkansas: is folic acid fortification making a difference?
Caroline J Simmons
Arkansas Center for Birth Defects Research and Prevention, College of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock 72211, USA
Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol 70:559-64. 2004
..This study was performed to determine if fortification has reduced the prevalence of NTDs and other birth defects in Arkansas.
- Nutrient input and removal trends for agricultural soils in nine geographic regions in Arkansas
Nathan A Slaton
Department of Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences, 115 Plant Science Building, Fayetteville, AR 72701, USA
J Environ Qual 33:1606-15. 2004
..the balance between the agricultural nutrient inputs and removals for nine geographical districts within Arkansas from 1997 to 2001...
- Cluster of tick-borne infections at Fort Chaffee, Arkansas: Rickettsiae and Borrelia burgdorferi in ixodid ticks
J T Kardatzke
USA Environmental Hygiene Activity North, Fort George G Meade, Md 20755 5225
J Med Entomol 29:669-72. 1992
..tick-borne illnesses, 3,000 ixodid ticks were collected during May, August, and November 1990 at Fort Chaffee, Arkansas. Ticks were examined to determine whether they harbor rickettsiae, ehrlichiae, and Borrelia burgdorferi, and to ..
- ANGELS and University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences paradigm for distant obstetrical care delivery
Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, College of Medicine, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR 72205, USA
Am J Obstet Gynecol 196:534.e1-9. 2007
This article describes the process by which the Arkansas Medicaid Program, the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (the state's only academic health center), and Arkansas' practicing physicians are collaborating to improve the ..
- Seasonal abundance, species composition, and population dynamics of stink bugs in production fields of early and late soybean in South Arkansas
J F Smith
Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, Mississippi State University, Box 9775, Mississippi State, MS 39762, USA
J Econ Entomol 102:229-36. 2009
..Merrill, in southeast and southwest Arkansas. The goal of this research was to better understand seasonal abundance, species composition, and population ..
- Participant satisfaction in an adult telehealth education program using interactive compressed video delivery methods in rural Arkansas
Ann B Bynum
Rural Hospital Program, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, 1123 South University Ave, Suite 400, Slot 599A, Little Rock, AR 72204 1611, USA
J Rural Health 19:218-22. 2003
..Rural Americans have less access than their urban counterparts to health promotion information...
- Surveys for disease agents in introduced elk in Arkansas and Kentucky
Joseph L Corn
Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602, USA
J Wildl Dis 46:186-94. 2010
Surveys for disease agents were conducted in introduced free-ranging elk (Cervus elaphus nelsoni) in Arkansas and Kentucky. Elk had been captured in Colorado and Nebraska and released in Arkansas during 1981-1985...
- Genomic analysis of Eimeria spp. populations in relation to performance levels of broiler chicken farms in Arkansas and North Carolina
Ryan S Schwarz
Animal Parasitic Diseases Lab, United States Department of Agriculture, 10300 Baltimore Ave, Beltsville, Maryland 20705, USA
J Parasitol 95:871-80. 2009
..Four groups of broiler chicken farms in Arkansas (AR) and North Carolina (NC), having either high or low performance levels, were sampled for Eimeria spp. oocysts...
- Perspectives on rural health workforce issues: Illinois-Arkansas comparison
National Center for Rural Health Professions, University of Illinois, College of Medicine at Rockford, Rockford, IL 61107, USA
J Rural Health 25:135-40. 2009
..Past research has documented rural physician and health care professional shortages...
- Underdiagnosed and uncontrolled asthma: findings in rural schoolchildren from the Delta region of Arkansas
Tamara T Perry
Department of Pediatrics, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Arkansas Children s Hospital Research Institute, Little Rock, Arkansas 72202, USA
Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 101:375-81. 2008
..Studies of asthma in school-aged rural children in the United States are limited, and there are no studies of high-risk pediatric populations in rural environments...
- Arkansas Act 1220 of 2003 to reduce childhood obesity: its implementation and impact on child and adolescent body mass index
James M Raczynski
Fay W Boozman College of Public Health, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR 72205, USA
J Public Health Policy 30:S124-40. 2009
b>Arkansas was among the first states to pass comprehensive legislation to combat childhood obesity, with Arkansas Act 1220 of 2003...
- Arkansas fights fat: translating research into policy to combat childhood and adolescent obesity
Kevin W Ryan
Health Aff (Millwood) 25:992-1004. 2006
..However, guidance for translating public health and clinical evidence into meaningful policies has been limited. Arkansas formulated and passed simple yet powerful legislation to combat childhood obesity through actions in public ..
- Barriers to diabetes self-management education programs in underserved rural Arkansas: implications for program evaluation
Arkansas Department of Health and Human Services, 4815 W Markham, Slot 32, Little Rock, AR 72205, USA
Prev Chronic Dis 3:A15. 2006
..In this study, we discuss the barriers faced during the implementation of DSME programs in medically underserved rural areas of Arkansas.
- Effects of mode of delivery on mortality and severe brain injury in extremely low birth weight infants in Arkansas
Chad A Barber
J Ark Med Soc 104:63-6. 2007
..7% (36/135) vs. 10% (24/239) for cesarean section (P < .0001). Cesarean delivery was associated with higher odds of survival without severe brain injury (SBI) (OR = 2.33, 95% CI [1.36, 4.00])...
- An outbreak of varicella in elementary school children with two-dose varicella vaccine recipients--Arkansas, 2006
Philip L Gould
Epidemiology Program Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
Pediatr Infect Dis J 28:678-81. 2009
..In October 2006, the Arkansas Department of Health was notified of a varicella outbreak among students where some received a second dose during ..
- Folic acid and the decline in neural tube defects in Arkansas
Bridget S Mosley
J Ark Med Soc 103:247-50. 2007
..Cereal grains sold in the U.S. have been fortified with folic acid since 1998. The Arkansas Reproductive Health Monitoring System and the Arkansas Folic Acid Coalition have encouraged use of folic acid and ..
- Activating transcription factor 6 (ATF6) sequence polymorphisms in type 2 diabetes and pre-diabetic traits
Winston S Chu
Division of Endocrinology 111J 1 LR, Department of Medicine, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, John L McClellan Memorial Veterans Hospital, 4700 W 7th Street, Little Rock, AR 72205, USA
Diabetes 56:856-62. 2007
..ATF6 does not appear to play a major role in type 2 diabetes, but further work is required to identify the cause of the allelic expression imbalance...
- Arkansas Special Populations Access Network perception versus reality--cancer screening in primary care clinics
Department of Surgery, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences UAMS, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
Cancer 107:2052-60. 2006
The origin of cancer health disparities and mortality in Arkansas is multifactorial...
- Prevalence of birth defects among infants of Gulf War veterans in Arkansas, Arizona, California, Georgia, Hawaii, and Iowa, 1989-1993
Maria Rosario G Araneta
Department of Defense Center for Deployment Health Research, Naval Health Research, Center, San Diego, California, USA
Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol 67:246-60. 2003
..This study was conducted to measure the prevalence of birth defects among infants of GWVs and nondeployed veterans (NDV) in states that conducted active case ascertainment of birth defects between 1989-93...
- Speciation, phylogeography and evolution of life history and morphology in plethodontid salamanders of the Eurycea multiplicata complex
R M Bonett
Department of Biology, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington TX 76019, USA
Mol Ecol 13:1189-203. 2004
..This suggests that local habitat parameters strongly influence life history mode in this complex, either facultatively or by selection for particular genotypes...
- Benefit-cost analysis of addiction treatment in Arkansas: specialty and standard residential programs for pregnant and parenting women
Michael T French
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami, Florida 33136, USA mfrench miami edu
Subst Abus 23:31-51. 2002
..residential treatment (Standard) was conducted on a sample of pregnant and parenting substance abusers from Arkansas. Economic benefits were derived from client self-reported information at treatment entry and at 6-month ..
- A forty-three year museum study of northern cricket frog (Acris crepitans) abnormalities in Arkansas: upward trends and distributions
Malcolm L McCallum
Environmental Sciences Ph D Program, Arkansas State University, P O Box 847, State University, Arkansas 72467, USA
J Wildl Dis 39:522-8. 2003
..We documented abnormalities in A. crepitans housed in the Arkansas State University Museum of Zoology Herpetology Collection...
- Impact of the conjugate pneumococcal vaccine in arkansas
Gordon E Schutze
Department of Pediatrics and Pathology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine, Little Rock, AR, USA
Pediatr Infect Dis J 23:1125-9. 2004
- Agricultural pesticide use and hypospadias in eastern Arkansas
Kristy J Meyer
Department of Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado 80523 1681, USA
Environ Health Perspect 114:1589-95. 2006
..We assessed the relationship between hypospadias and proximity to agricultural pesticide applications using a GIS-based exposure method...
- Efficacy of VectoLex WDG against Anopheles quadrimaculatus and Psorophora columbiae larvae in Arkansas and Mississippi rice
J A Dennett
Department of Entomology, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville 72701, USA
J Am Mosq Control Assoc 17:231-7. 2001
..In tests in Arkansas, Ps...
- High-dose melphalan-based autotransplants for multiple myeloma: the Arkansas experience since 1989 in 3077 patients
Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas 72205, USA
Cancer 112:1754-64. 2008
In this report, the authors describe their collective experience with melphalan-based autotransplants since the inception of their program at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in 1989.
- Arkansas' Clean Indoor Air Act, one year later
Casey L Penn
J Ark Med Soc 104:56-8. 2007
- Mammography utilization pattern throughout the state of Arkansas: a challenge for the future
A R Jazieh
University of Cincinnati, OH, USA
J Community Health 26:249-55. 2001
..MDCP) was aimed at determining the 1997 mammography rate and screening practice patterns throughout the state of Arkansas. The MDCP conducted a comprehensive survey of mammography centers to collect individual patient demographic data, ..
- What's driving the decline in tuberculosis in Arkansas? A molecular epidemiologic analysis of tuberculosis trends in a rural, low-incidence population, 1997 2003
Anne Marie France
Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 2029, USA
Am J Epidemiol 166:662-71. 2007
..the relative contributions of recent and remotely acquired infection to the yearly incidence of tuberculosis in Arkansas, a state with a largely rural population where the incidence of tuberculosis declined from 7...
- Factors associated with delays in accessing HIV primary care in rural Arkansas
HIV AIDS Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services, Rockville, Maryland 20857, USA
AIDS Patient Care STDS 15:527-32. 2001
..which factors are associated with delays in seeking care in a predominantly rural, economically poor area of Arkansas. The study population is 75% African American and male and 70% lack health insurance; nearly one fourth were ..
- Thalidomide and CC-5013 in multiple myeloma: the University of Arkansas experience
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, 4301 W Markham, Slot 623, Little Rock, AR 72205, USA
Semin Hematol 40:33-8. 2003
..relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma in a landmark phase II study of 169 patients conducted at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), UAMS initiated several trials of thalidomide and the more potent thalidomide analog ..
- Notes and double knocks from Arkansas
Russell A Charif
Science 309:1489. 2005
- Meningococcal infections in children from Arkansas
Stephanie H Stovall
Department of Pediatrics, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Arkansas Children s Hospital, Little Rock 72202 3591, USA
Pediatr Infect Dis J 21:366-70. 2002
..With wide-spread use of the heptavalent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, this organism might become the prominent pathogen for invasive disease in children...
- Regional bias in birth defect prevalence rates for Arkansas: influence of incomplete ascertainment along surveillance system borders
Bridget S Mosley
Arkansas Center for Birth Defects Research and Prevention, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Arkansas Children s Hospital Research Institute, 11219 Financial Center Parkway, Suite 250, Little Rock, AR 72211, USA
Teratology 66:S36-40. 2002
As part of the continuing evaluation of the Arkansas Reproductive Health Monitoring System (ARHMS), we assessed the effects on birth defect prevalence rates introduced by incomplete case ascertainment along surveillance boundaries.
- Invasive disease due to nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae among children in Arkansas
Joshua M O'Neill
Department of Pediatrics, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Arkansas Children s Hospital, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
J Clin Microbiol 41:3064-9. 2003
..we reviewed cases of invasive disease due to nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae among children hospitalized at Arkansas Children's Hospital from 1993 to 2001...
- Efficacy of Biomist 30:30 and Aqua Reslin against Anopheles quadrimaculatus in Arkansas
R J Crockett
Department of Entomology, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville 72701, USA
J Am Mosq Control Assoc 18:68-9. 2002
..05). Between 12 and 24 h, about 8% recovery was observed in mosquitoes treated with Aqua Reslin at 31 m...
- Using paid radio advertisements to promote physical activity among Arkansas tweens
Arkansas Department of Health and Human Services, Little Rock, Ark 72205, USA
Prev Chronic Dis 2:A08. 2005
..Physical inactivity is associated with a host of chronic diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Paid media advertisements have been an effective method of promoting physical activity...
- Transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in a rural community, Arkansas, 1945-2000
Jennifer A Dillaha
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
Emerg Infect Dis 8:1246-8. 2002
A cluster of tuberculosis cases in a rural community in Arkansas persisted from 1991 to 1999. The cluster had 13 members, 11 linked epidemiologically...
- Dietary intake in the lower Mississippi delta region: results from the Foods of our Delta Study
Catherine M Champagne
Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70808 4124, USA
J Am Diet Assoc 104:199-207. 2004
..To collect and evaluate food intake data from a culturally diverse population and compare with national survey data...
- Consumption of calcium among African American adolescent girls
Susan L P Goolsby
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Arkansas Children s Hospital Research Institute, 800 Marshall Street, Slot 603, Little Rock, AR 72202, USA
Ethn Dis 16:476-82. 2006
..To determine the adequacy of calcium intake of children by demographic group in the Lower Mississippi Delta (LMD) and compare to national statistics...
- High prevalence of food insecurity and hunger in households in the rural Lower Mississippi Delta
Janice E Stuff
USDA, ARS, Delta NIRI, 900 South Shackleford Road, Suite 509, Little Rock, AR 72211, USA
J Rural Health 20:173-80. 2004
Residents of the Lower Mississippi Delta of Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi are at risk for food insecurity since a high proportion of the population live in households with incomes below the poverty level and have reduced access to ..
- Rural access to vocational rehabilitation services: minority farmers' perspective
Health Administration and Policy, College of Public Health, The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City 73104, USA
Disabil Rehabil 29:891-902. 2007
..The paper documents the need for, and obstacles to effective access to rehabilitation services by minority farmers. It draws from the findings of a study conducted in the Mississippi delta...
- The role of African-American clergy in providing informal services to drug users in the rural South: preliminary ethnographic findings
Rocky L Sexton
Center for Interventions, Treatment and Addiction Research, 3640 Colonel Glenn Highway, Dayton, OH 45435, USA
J Ethn Subst Abuse 5:1-21. 2006
..We use qualitative interviews with 15 African-American ministers and 26 African-American drug users in Arkansas' Mississippi River Delta region to explore this issue...
- Interdisciplinary and distance education in the Delta: the Delta Health Education Partnership
Arkansas State University, State University, Arkansas, USA
J Interprof Care 16:149-57. 2002
..The advantages and limitations of the asynchronous Internet-based courses are explored as part of the program evaluation...
- Symptom profile and asthma control in school-aged children
Perla A Vargas
Department of Pediatrics, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and Arkansas Children s Hospital, Center for Applied Research and Evaluation, Little Rock, Arkansas 72202 3591, USA
Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 96:787-93. 2006
..Children with poorly controlled asthma are at high risk of airway remodeling, sleep disruption, school absenteeism, and limited participation in activities...
- Household food insecurity is associated with adult health status
Janice E Stuff
U S Department of Agriculture ARS Children s Nutrition Research Center, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
J Nutr 134:2330-5. 2004
..A two-stage stratified cluster sample representative of the population in 36 counties in the Delta region of Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi was selected using list-assisted random digit dialing telephone methodology...
- Perceptions of factors influencing healthful food consumption behavior in the Lower Mississippi Delta: focus group findings
Bernestine B McGee
Division of Family and Consumer Sciences, Human Nutrition and Food Program, Southern University and A and M College, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
J Nutr Educ Behav 40:102-9. 2008
..To identify perceptions of Lower Mississippi Delta (LMD) residents regarding factors that influence a change in healthful food consumption behavior to assist in planning sustainable nutrition interventions in the LMD...
- Culture-specific foods consumed by African-American women in the rural South
Ethn Dis 14:1. 2004
- Differences between physical and behavioral health benefits in the health plans of at-risk drinkers
John C Fortney
Department of Veterans Affairs Health Services Research and Development Center for Healthcare and Outcomes Research, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
Psychiatr Serv 54:97-102. 2003
..The goal of this study was to describe the physical and behavioral health benefits of a representative community-based sample of at-risk drinkers potentially in need of behavioral health services...
- The Delta project: increasing breast cancer screening among rural minority and older women by targeting rural healthcare providers
Elizabeth Ann Coleman
College of Nursing, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AK, USA
Oncol Nurs Forum 30:669-77. 2003
..To test a multimethod approach designed for rural healthcare providers to increase breast cancer screening among low-income, African American, and older women...
- Parental recognition of overweight in school-age children
Delia S West
Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, Fay W Boozman College of Public Health, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR, USA
Obesity (Silver Spring) 16:630-6. 2008
..Examine the accuracy of parental weight perceptions of overweight children before and after the implementation of childhood obesity legislation that included BMI screening and feedback...
- Prostate cancer in Arkansas
Arkansas Center for Health Improvement, USA
J Ark Med Soc 98:331-8. 2002
..beliefs and attitudes about prostate cancer in black and white male populations in urban and rural areas of Arkansas. The study found a general lack of knowledge about prostate cancer and its symptoms, screening and treatment...
- Self-reported sugar-sweetened beverage intake among college students
Delia Smith West
Fay W Boozman College of Public Health, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, 4301 West Markham Street, 820, Little Rock, AR 72205, USA
Obesity (Silver Spring) 14:1825-31. 2006
..To characterize sugar-sweetened beverage intake of college students...
- Sickle cell syndromes: misdiagnosis can affect treatment
William E Golden
University of Arkansas, Medical Sciences, USA
J Ark Med Soc 101:144-5. 2004
- Health status in the Mississippi River Delta region
Office of Community Based Public Health, Department of Health Policy and Management, College of Public Health, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR, USA
South Med J 98:149-54. 2005
..The purpose of the study was to determine if and where there were counties with significantly better or poorer health than others in the region...
- Family economic pressure and adolescent suicidal ideation: application of the family stress model
Kevin A Yoder
Department of Sociology, University of North Texas, P O Box 311157, Denton, TX 76203, USA
Suicide Life Threat Behav 35:251-64. 2005
..The results indicate the applicability of the Family Stress Model for understanding adolescent suicidal ideation...
- Case: genotype reveals unusual discrepancy
Ronald D Wilcox
HIV Clin 19:1, 3. 2007
- Pancreatitis: prevalence and risk factors among male veterans in a detoxification program
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, College of Medicine, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR, USA
Pancreas 34:390-8. 2007
..To determine the prevalence of pancreatitis and associated risk factors among heavy-drinking veterans...
- Racial differences in the outcome of patients with colorectal carcinoma
Division of Hematology Oncology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and Arkansas Cancer Research Center, Little Rock, Arkansas 72205, USA
Cancer 97:493-8. 2003
..The impact of treatments received and the role of socioeconomic factors such as income, education, and poverty levels were studied...
- CYP3A43 Pro(340)Ala polymorphism and prostate cancer risk in African Americans and Caucasians
Division of Molecular Epidemiology, National Center for Toxicological Research, Jefferson, AR, USA
Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 14:1257-61. 2005
..Our results suggest that the CYP3A43-Pro(340)Ala polymorphism contributes to prostate cancer risk...
- Aryl hydrocarbon receptor nuclear translocator (ARNT) gene as a positional and functional candidate for type 2 diabetes and prediabetic intermediate traits: Mutation detection, case-control studies, and gene expression analysis
Swapan K Das
Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
BMC Med Genet 9:16. 2008
..We hypothesized that common polymorphisms in the ARNT gene might increase the susceptibility to type 2 diabetes through impaired glucose-stimulated insulin secretion...
- Racial and age-related disparities in obtaining screening mammography: results of a statewide database
Abdul R Jazieh
Department of Internal Medicine, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, USA
South Med J 95:1145-8. 2002
This study compared mammography rates in Arkansas, based on race and age, to identify any disparities in obtaining mammography.
- Cancer education takes on a spiritual focus for the African American faith community
Deborah O Erwin
Arkansas Cancer Research Center, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock 72205, USA
J Cancer Educ 17:46-9. 2002
..The faith community, specifically African American (AA) churches, has been a partner in the delivery of health educational messages for the past two decades...
- Occupational health nurses' educational needs: what do they want?
Thomas A Mackey
Occupational Health for Nurses Program, University of Texas Health Science Center, School of Nursing, Houston, TX, USA
AAOHN J 51:514-20. 2003
..educational preferences, impediments, and needs of occupational health nurses in the states of Texas, New Mexico, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma...
- A multidisciplinary approach in a community pharmacy can improve outcomes for diabetes patients
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacy Practice, 4301 West Markham, Slot 522, Little Rock, AR 72205, USA
Diabetes Educ 29:962-8. 2003
- General characteristics and experiences of specialized standardized patients: breast teaching associate professionals
Elizabeth Ann Coleman
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, College of Nursing, Little Rock 72205, USA
J Cancer Educ 17:121-3. 2002
..As new needs and roles emerge for this method of teaching and evaluation, information is needed for recruitment, training, and retention...
- Participant satisfaction with a school telehealth education program using interactive compressed video delivery methods in rural Arkansas
Ann B Bynum
Rural Hospital Program, Arkansas Area Health Education Center AHEC Program, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, 1123 South University Ave, Suite 400, Slot 599A, Little Rock, AR 72204, USA
J Sch Health 72:235-42. 2002
..This study assessed program satisfaction among participants in the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences' School Telehealth Education Program delivered by interactive compressed video...
- Methamphetamine use and adverse consequences in the rural southern United States: an ethnographic overview
Rocky L Sexton
Center for Interventions, Treatment and Addictions Research, Wright State University School of Medicine, 143 Biological Sciences, 3640 Colonel Glenn Highway, Dayton, OH 45435, USA
J Psychoactive Drugs . 2006
..This article presents an ethnographic overview of methamphetamine use in rural Kentucky and Arkansas based on qualitative interviews conducted with 34 active, not-in-treatment, primary methamphetamine users...
- A comparison of ATV-related behaviors, exposures, and injuries between farm youth and nonfarm youth
Chester S Jones
Department of Health Science, Kinesiology, Recreation and Dance, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AK 72701, USA
J Rural Health 21:70-3. 2005
..All terrain vehicles (ATVs) are a popular form of transportation and recreation for youth. ATVs are also convenient for farm-related activities. However, the impact of the farming environment on ATV-related injuries is not clear...
- "My mind's made up": assumptions and decision-making in accounts of caregiving women
Lyon College, PO Box 2317, Batesville, AR 72503 2317, USA
J Women Aging 14:77-97. 2002
..Deliberating decisions regarding caregiving, however, was likely to color the experience of caregiving, leaving the caregiver feeling vulnerable, doubtful about herself, and more stressed...
- Educational strategies to enhance placement and retention of nurse practitioners in rural Arkansas
University of Arkansas, Eleanor Mann School of Nursing, USA
J Am Acad Nurse Pract 16:139-43. 2004
..To examine the factors and incentives enhancing nurse practitioners' (NPs') long-term employment in rural areas...
- Women's early warning symptoms of acute myocardial infarction
Jean C McSweeney
College of Nursing, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, 4301 W Markham St, Slot 529, Little Rock, AR 72205, USA
Circulation 108:2619-23. 2003
..Data remain sparse on women's prodromal symptoms before acute myocardial infarction (AMI). This study describes prodromal and AMI symptoms in women...
- Rural family caregivers and health behaviors: results from an epidemiologic survey
Cynthia M Castro
Stanford Prevention Research Center, Stanford University School of Medicine, Hoover Pavilion N229, Stanford, CA 94305 5705, USA
J Aging Health 19:87-105. 2007
..In a community telephone survey of rural Missouri, Arkansas, and Tennessee, respondents were asked about their health, physical activity, nutrition, health providers, and ..
- Issues in assessing satisfaction: findings of the arkansas medicaid family planning demonstration waiver evaluation
Holly C Felix
Office of Community Based Public Health, Department of Health Policy and Management, College of Public Health, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR 72205, USA
J Public Health Manag Pract 10:533-8. 2004
b>Arkansas was one of the first states to expand family planning services under its state Medicaid plan through a Section 1115 Demonstration Waiver...
- Preventive services vital for children, state, providers
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, USA
J Ark Med Soc 102:194-5. 2006
- Managing hemophilia: safer, more effective but expensive
William E Golden
Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care, USA
J Ark Med Soc 101:50-1. 2004
- Consumer and surrogate preferences for a cash option versus traditional services: Florida adults with developmental disabilities
University of Maryland Center on Aging, HHP Building, College Park, MD 20742, USA
Ment Retard 39:87-103. 2001
- Developing a diabetes review course for rural health professionals using videoconferencing
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Department of Pharmacy Practice, 4301 West Markham, Slot 522, Little Rock, AR 72205, USA
Diabetes Educ 30:210-2, 214-6, 219-21. 2004
- Health communications in rural America: lessons learned from an arthritis campaign in rural Arkansas
Arkansas Department of Health and Human Services, Little Rock, AR 72203 1437, USA
J Rural Health 23:270-5. 2007
..Lack of awareness about diseases and associated risk factors could partially account for some rural health disparities. Health communications campaigns can be an effective means of increasing awareness in these areas...
- Parent bed spaces in the PICU: effect on parental stress
Andrea B Smith
Office of Grants and Research Administration, Cook Children s Medical Center, Fort Worth, TX, USA
Pediatr Nurs 33:215-21. 2007
..02) for parents who utilized the parent beds in the new PICUs. New PICU environments that facilitate continual parental presence may reduce parental stress related to a child's hospitalization...
- Advocating for children's health at the state level: lessons learned
M E Aitken
Center for Health Promotion, Department of Pediatrics, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Arkansas Children's Hospital, 800 Marshall St, Little Rock, AR 72202, USA
Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 155:877-80. 2001
..the successful creation and promotion of a bill to fund a nurse home visitation program for high-risk mothers in Arkansas. It illustrates several key factors in successful advocacy by pediatricians working in an academic setting: a ..
- Barriers to physical activity among women in the rural midwest
Department of Community Health and Prevention Research Center, Saint Louis University School of Public Health, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
Women Health 44:41-55. 2006
..Data were obtained from a telephone survey of 2,510 residents of rural southeastern Missouri, Tennessee, and Arkansas. After adjusting for age and income, women who identified personal barriers, such as lack of time, no motivation, ..
- The impact of telemedicine on patients' cost savings: some preliminary findings
Ann B Bynum
Rural Hospital Program, and Program Development, Arkansas Area Health Education Center AHEC Program, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
Telemed J E Health 9:361-7. 2003
This study evaluated patients' cost savings in a telehealth project at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences' (UAMS) during 1998-2002...
- Lack of knowledge of diabetes among Arkansas public elementary teachers: implications for dietitians
Arkansas Department of Health, El Dorado, USA
J Am Diet Assoc 102:1136-8. 2002
- School-based asthma case finding: the Arkansas experience
Perla A Vargas
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and Arkansas Center for Applied Research and Evaluation, Slot 512 26, AR 72202 3591, USA
J Sch Health 76:223-6. 2006
..Improved systems for case identification of children with asthma are needed in schools. Efforts should focus on strategies to improve asthma control...
- Factors affecting shoulder pain in adolescents and young adults with spina bifida
Physical Therapy Program, Arkansas State University, State University, Arkansas 72467, USA
Pediatr Phys Ther 20:224-32. 2008
..This study was designed to determine whether factors affecting shoulder pain in adults with spinal cord injury also affected adolescent and young adult manual wheelchair users with spina bifida...
- Evaluating the impact of child safety seat check-up events on parental knowledge
Ashley B Herring
Health Sciences Department, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, USA
J Ark Med Soc 99:187-90. 2002
..subjects for this study were 101 parents/caregivers who attended child safety seat check-up events in northwest Arkansas from May 2000 through June 2001. A 20-item survey was conducted via the telephone...
- Trends in smoking before, during, and after pregnancy - Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS), United States, 31 sites, 2000-2005
Van T Tong
Division of Reproductive Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, CDC, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
MMWR Surveill Summ 58:1-29. 2009
..During 2000-2004, an estimated 174,000 women in the United States died annually from smoking-attributable causes, and an estimated 776 infants died annually from causes attributed to maternal smoking during pregnancy...
- 2005 Annual Report of the American Association of Poison Control Centers' national poisoning and exposure database
Melisa W Lai
American Association of Poison Control Centers, Washington, DC, USA
Clin Toxicol (Phila) 44:803-932. 2006
..AL; Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center, Tucson, AZ; Banner Poison Control Center, Phoenix, AZ; Arkansas Poison and Drug Information Center, Little Rock, AK; California Poison Control System-Fresno/Madera Division, CA; ..
- Multistate improvement in process and outcomes of carotid endarterectomy
Timothy F Kresowik
University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa, USA
J Vasc Surg 39:372-80. 2004
..The purpose of this study was to assess the effect of community-wide performance measurement and feedback on key processes and outcomes of carotid endarterectomy (CEA)...
- Occurrence of dispensing errors and efforts to reduce medication errors at the Central Arkansas Veteran's Healthcare System
Western Arizona Regional Medical Center, Bullhead City, Arizona 86442, USA
Drug Saf 27:271-82. 2004
- A New Species of Eimeria (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae) from the marbled salamander, Ambystoma opacum (Caudata: Ambystomatidae), from northern Louisiana
Chris T McAllister
Department of Physical and Life Sciences, Chadron State College, Chadron, Nebraska 69337, USA
J Parasitol 94:727-30. 2008
..Salamanders were collected in Bradley (n = 2), Little River (n = 1), Miller (n = 1), and Sevier (n = 1) Counties, Arkansas; Webster Parish, Louisiana (n = 2); and Bowie (n = 1) and Nacogdoches (n = 2) Counties, Texas. Two of 10 (20%) A...
- Evaluating viral interference between infectious bronchitis virus and Newcastle disease virus vaccine strains using quantitative reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction
Department of Animal and Food Sciences, Avian Biosciences Center, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716 2150, USA
Avian Dis 51:924-34. 2007
..The vaccine strains of IBV tested were Massachusetts (Mass) and Arkansas (Ark). The NDV + Mass vaccines used were commercially manufactured combined products...
- Rapid temperature acclimation of leaf respiration rates in Quercus alba and Quercus rubra
Paul V Bostad
Department of Forest Resources, 115 Green Hall, University of Minnesota, 1530 Cleveland Ave N, St Paul, MN 55108, USA
Tree Physiol 23:969-76. 2003
..In a third, field-based study, we measured leaf respiration rates in the same three sources of Q. alba and in Arkansas, Indiana and Minnesota sources of Q...