- Isolation and characterization of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains from Louisiana retail meats
Department of Food Science, 111 Food Science Building, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA
Appl Environ Microbiol 75:265-7. 2009
..The MRSA isolates were of two strain types (clones), one harboring Panton-Valentine leucocidin and belonging to pulsed-field gel electrophoresis type USA300 and the other one belonging to USA100...
- Childhood adiposity as a predictor of cardiac mass in adulthood: the Bogalusa Heart Study
Tulane Center for Cardiovascular Health, Tulane University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
Circulation 110:3488-92. 2004
- The pediatric obesity epidemic continues unabated in Bogalusa, Louisiana
Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Louisiana State University System, Baton Rouge, LA 70808, USA
Pediatrics 125:900-5. 2010
To examine 35-year trends in the prevalence of overweight and obesity among children and adolescents from Bogalusa, Louisiana.
- Trends in mental illness and suicidality after Hurricane Katrina
R C Kessler
Department of Healthcare Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
Mol Psychiatry 13:374-84. 2008
..Outcomes were only weakly related to socio-demographic variables, meaning that high prevalence of hurricane-related mental illness remains widely distributed in the population nearly 2 years after the hurricane...
- Predictors of left ventricular dilatation in young adults (from the Bogalusa Heart Study)
Showkat A Haji
Department of Cardiology, Medical Center, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Am J Cardiol 98:1234-7. 2006
..47, 95% confidence interval 1.03 to 2.09). In conclusion, obesity beginning in childhood and obesity and hypertension in young adulthood are predictors of LV dilatation in an otherwise healthy young adult population...
- Iatrogenic sciatic nerve injuries at buttock and thigh levels: the Louisiana State University experience review
Department of Neurosurgery, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, Louisiana 70115, USA
Neurosurgery 65:A63-6. 2009
To provide an overview of iatrogenic sciatic nerve injuries at the buttock and thigh levels, and to analyze results of the treatment provided at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-New Orleans.
- Tracing Mississippi River influences in estuarine food webs of coastal Louisiana
Department of Oceanography and Coastal Studies, Coastal Ecology Institute, Louisiana State University, 1209 Energy Coast and Environment Building, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA
Oecologia 144:659-72. 2005
The Breton Sound estuary in southern Louisiana receives large amounts of Mississippi River water via a controlled diversion structure at the upstream end of the estuary...
- An exploration of the dimensions of pregnancy intentions among women choosing to terminate pregnancy or to initiate prenatal care in New Orleans, Louisiana
John S Santelli
Applied Sciences Branch, Division of Reproductive Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
Am J Public Health 96:2009-15. 2006
..We examined pregnancy decisionmaking among women seeking abortion or prenatal care...
- The North Carolina-Louisiana Prostate Cancer Project (PCaP): methods and design of a multidisciplinary population-based cohort study of racial differences in prostate cancer outcomes
Jane C Schroeder
Department of Epidemiology, UNC Linebarger Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1700 Airport Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
Prostate 66:1162-76. 2006
BACKGROUND: The North Carolina-Louisiana Prostate Cancer Project (PCaP) is a multidisciplinary study of social, individual, and tumor-level causes of racial differences in prostate cancer aggressiveness...
- Phosphorus limits phytoplankton growth on the Louisiana shelf during the period of hypoxia formation
Jason B Sylvan
Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences, Rutgers University, 71 Dudley Road, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901-8521, USA
Environ Sci Technol 40:7548-53. 2006
The Louisiana shelf is the largest zone of seasonally oxygen-depleted coastal bottom water in the U.S...
- Atrazine and metolachlor in surface runoff under typical rainfall conditions in southern Louisiana
L M Southwick
USDA ARS, Soil and Water Research Unit, 4115 Gourrier Ave, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70808, USA
J Agric Food Chem 51:5355-61. 2003
Atrazine and metolachlor are commonly detected in surface water bodies in southern Louisiana. These herbicides are frequently applied in combination to corn, and atrazine to sugarcane, in this region...
- PDAY risk score predicts advanced coronary artery atherosclerosis in middle-aged persons as well as youth
C Alex McMahan
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, TX 78229 3900, USA
Atherosclerosis 190:370-7. 2007
..These results support the proposal that early control of risk factors is likely to prevent or delay the onset of CHD...
- Year-round West Nile virus activity, Gulf Coast region, Texas and Louisiana
Robert B Tesh
University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, USA
Emerg Infect Dis 10:1649-52. 2004
West Nile virus (WNV) was detected in 11 dead birds and two mosquito pools collected in east Texas and southern Louisiana during surveillance studies in the winter of 2003 to 2004...
- Pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) and endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) in stormwater canals and Bayou St. John in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Glen R Boyd
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana 70118, USA
Sci Total Environ 333:137-48. 2004
..John in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA and analyzed for a range of pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) and endocrine disrupting ..
- Increased obesity in children living in rural communities of Louisiana
Donald A Williamson
Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70808, USA
Int J Pediatr Obes 4:160-5. 2009
..Information on the prevalence of obesity in children living in rural communities is needed. We report the prevalence of overweight and obesity in children enrolled in grades 4 to 6 who live in rural areas of Louisiana, USA.
- Questionnaire development to predict mammography intention among women in southeastern Louisiana
School of Nursing, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans 70112, USA
J Nurs Meas 13:23-37. 2005
..86-1.00). After pilot testing, the TAM was administered to 302 rural women in southeastern (SE) Louisiana. The instrument was internally consistent (alpha = 0.77 to 0.92), construct valid (alpha = .18 to ...
- Management of carotid artery injuries: Louisiana State University Shreveport experience
Department of Neurosurgery, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-Shreveport, 1501 Kings Highway, PO Box 33932, Shreveport, LA 71130-3932, USA
Surg Neurol 59:184-90; discussion 190. 2003
..Between 1991 and 1998, 23 patients were diagnosed with various carotid artery injuries at the trauma center of Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, Louisiana...
- Alcohol availability and neighborhood characteristics in Los Angeles, California and southern Louisiana
Ricky N Bluthenthal
Health Program and Drug Policy Research Center, RAND Corporation, 1776 Main Street, P O Box 2138, Santa Monica, CA 90407 2138, USA
J Urban Health 85:191-205. 2008
..types and community characteristics in randomly selected census tracts in Southern California and Southeastern Louisiana. Outlet shelf space and price by beverage type was collected from all off-sale alcohol outlets in 189 census ..
- Wetlands as principal zones of methylmercury production in southern Louisiana and the Gulf of Mexico region
B D Hall
Environmental Chemistry and Technology Program, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI 53706, USA
Environ Pollut 154:124-34. 2008
..We conducted a landscape scale study examining Hg cycling in coastal Louisiana (USA) including four field trips conducted between August 2003 and May 2005...
- Mortality updates (1970-1997) of two refinery/petrochemical plant cohorts at Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Baytown, Texas
Wendy W Huebner
Epidemiology and Health Surveillance, ExxonMobil Biomedical Sciences Inc, 1545 Route 22 East, Annandale, NJ 08801 0971, USA
J Occup Environ Med 46:1229-45. 2004
The purpose of this retrospective cohort study is to update mortality experience at refinery/petrochemical plant facilities in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Baytown, Texas.
- A qualitative evaluation of the Students of Service (SOS) program for sexual abstinence in Louisiana
University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health, Dept of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
J Sch Health 74:329-34. 2004
..Life Program (SOS), an abstinence-only teen pregnancy prevention program, was implemented in south central Louisiana. Peer mentoring with an abstinence and life skills curriculum comprised the major components...
- A series of 397 peripheral neural sheath tumors: 30-year experience at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
Daniel H Kim
Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, California 94305 5327, USA
J Neurosurg 102:246-55. 2005
..and malignant peripheral neural sheath tumors (PNSTs) that were surgically treated between 1969 and 1999 at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center (LSUHSC)...
- Multi-state outbreaks of acute gastroenteritis traced to fecal-contaminated oysters harvested in Louisiana
D E Berg
Tuberculosis Control Program, New York City Department of Health, New York, NY 10007, USA
J Infect Dis 181:S381-6. 2000
..Between 1993 and 1996, three oyster-related gastroenteritis outbreaks attributed to NLV occurred in Louisiana. Intensive trace-back and environmental investigations revealed that the overboard disposal of sewage by oyster ..
- Squamous cell carcinoma of the penis: a retrospective review of forty-five patients in northwest Louisiana
Brett S Carver
Department of Urology, Louisiana State University Health Science Center, Shreveport 71130, USA
South Med J 95:822-5. 2002
..3% of malignancies in men seen at our institution. Nodal metastasis was a poor prognostic indicator. Although local penile recurrence was rare (8.8%), patients should be counseled on the importance of self-examination...
- Prevalence of Escherichia coli O157:H7 in white-tailed deer from Louisiana
John R Dunn
Louisiana State University, School of Veterinary Medicine, Baton Rouge 70803, USA
J Wildl Dis 40:361-5. 2004
..We could not describe a seasonal shedding pattern based on one positive sample in the captive herd. These data do not support a prominent role of deer as a reservoir for EC O157 for cattle or humans...
- Avian hosts for West Nile virus in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, 2002
Division of Vector Borne Infectious Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Fort Collins, Colorado 80522, USA
Am J Trop Med Hyg 73:1031-7. 2005
West Nile virus (WNV) infections in free-ranging birds were studied in Slidell, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, after a human encephalitis outbreak peaked there in July 2002...
- Impact of West Nile virus outbreak upon St. Tammany Parish Mosquito Abatement District
Charles T Palmisano
St. Tammany Parish Mosquito Abatement District, 2800A Terrace Avenue, Slidell, LA 70458, USA
J Am Mosq Control Assoc 21:33-8. 2005
St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, experienced an outbreak of West Nile virus (WNV) in 2002, with 40 human cases and 4 deaths, most occurring from June to August...
- Detection of West Nile virus RNA in pools of three species of ceratopogonids (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) collected in Louisiana
Isidra J Sabio
Department of Entomology, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA
J Med Entomol 43:1020-2. 2006
Light traps were used to collect ceratopogonids in East Baton Rouge parish, Louisiana. In total, 46,496 ceratopogonids were sorted from 4,968 light trap collections from 20 November 2002 through 25 November 2004...
- Surveillance for West Nile virus cases in Louisiana 2001-2004
S R Michaels
J La State Med Soc 157:269-72. 2005
West Nile virus (WNV) was first detected in Louisiana during August of 2001. An outbreak of 204 human cases of neuro-invasive disease (NID) and 25 deaths occurred in 2002...
- Chagas disease in the United States: a cause for concern in Louisiana?
James H Diaz
School of Public Health and Medicine, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans 70112, USA
J La State Med Soc 159:21-3, 25-9. 2007
..are also increasing as more immigrant workers enter the displaced populations of the Gulf South, including Louisiana, to assist in rebuilding efforts after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita...
- Physicians' prescribing responses to a restricted formulary: the impact of Medicaid preferred drug lists in Illinois and Louisiana
Department of Economics, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
Am J Manag Care 11:SP14-20. 2005
..The models included data from 2 states (Illinois and Louisiana) with different PDL prior-authorization criteria...
- Contrasting genetic structure of adults and progeny in a Louisiana iris hybrid population
R Scott Cornman
Department of Genetics, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602, USA
Evolution 58:2669-81. 2004
..We used molecular markers and a two-generation sampling strategy to infer the extent of recombination in a Louisiana iris hybrid zone consisting predominantly of Iris fulva-type floral phenotypes...
- Autism prevalence following prenatal exposure to hurricanes and tropical storms in Louisiana
DENNIS K KINNEY
Genetics Laboratory, McLean Hospital, 115 Mill St, Belmont, MA 02478, USA
J Autism Dev Disord 38:481-8. 2008
..Weather service data identified severe storms in Louisiana from 1980 to 1995 and parishes hit by storm centers during this period...
- Hurricane readiness and environmental risks on the bayous--an NIEHS community-based pilot project in South Terrebonne-Lafourche Parishes, Louisiana
Sealy Center for Environmental Health and Medicine, and NIEHS Center in Environmental Toxicology, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, TX, USA
J Health Care Poor Underserved 18:487-91. 2007
- Colony social organization and population genetic structure of an introduced population of formosan subterranean termite from New Orleans, Louisiana
Department of Entomology, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA
J Econ Entomol 98:1421-34. 2005
..No obvious trait associated with colony reproductive structure was found that could account for the invasion success of this species...
- West Nile virus economic impact, Louisiana, 2002
Division of Adult and Community Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
Emerg Infect Dis 10:1736-44. 2004
..In 2002, a total of 4,156 WNV cases were reported in the United States; 329 were in Louisiana. To estimate the economic impact of the 2002 WNV epidemic in Louisiana, we collected data from hospitals, a ..
- West Nile virus surveillance in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana
Raquel M Gleiser
Department of Entomology, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, 402 Life Science Building, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA
J Am Mosq Control Assoc 23:29-36. 2007
West Nile virus (WNV) was detected for the first time in Louisiana in the fall of 2001...
- Autochthonous transmission of Trypanosoma cruzi, Louisiana
Patricia L Dorn
Department of Biological Sciences, Loyola University New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana 70118, USA
Emerg Infect Dis 13:605-7. 2007
..transmission of the Chagas disease parasite, Trypanosoma cruzi, was detected in a patient in rural New Orleans, Louisiana. The patient had positive test results from 2 serologic tests and hemoculture...
- The effect of the hurricane Katrina disaster on sexual behavior and access to reproductive care for young women in New Orleans
Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, LA 70012, USA
Sex Transm Dis 34:883-6. 2007
..The purpose of this study was to describe changes in sexual behavior and access to reproductive care pre- and postrapid displacement among a cohort of young women receiving family planning services before displacement...
- Adherence to HAART among HIV-infected persons in rural Louisiana
Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana 70118, USA
AIDS Patient Care STDS 18:289-96. 2004
..nonadherence to highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) in patients seen in HIV clinics throughout nonurban Louisiana. A convenience sample of 273 patients from 8 areas in nonurban Louisiana were interviewed to obtain demographic, ..
- Differential association of birth weight with cardiovascular risk variables in African-Americans and Whites: the Bogalusa heart study
Tulane Center for Cardiovascular Health and Department of Epidemiology, Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Tulane University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
Ann Epidemiol 14:258-64. 2004
..This relationship tends to be stronger in African-Americans than in whites, except for systolic blood pressure...
- The genetic architecture of reproductive isolation in Louisiana irises: flowering phenology
Noland H Martin
Department of Genetics, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602, USA
Genetics 175:1803-12. 2007
- Knowledge, attitudes, and practices related to mold exposure among residents and remediation workers in posthurricane New Orleans
Kristin J Cummings
Epidemic Intelligence Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Atlanta, GA, USA
Arch Environ Occup Health 61:101-8. 2006
..In addition, they suggest that targeted approaches may benefit Spanish-speaking workers and the self-employed...
- Serum dioxin levels in residents of Calcasieu and Lafayette parishes, Louisiana with comparison to the US population
Le E Yang Wong
Division of Laboratory Sciences, National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol 18:252-61. 2008
..Since the combined parish dioxin levels were below a representative sampling of the US population, there is no increase in serum dioxin concentrations in both the parishes...
- Mapping disaster zones
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Nature 439:787-8. 2006
- Initial treatment patterns for clinically localized prostate cancer and factors associated with the treatment in Louisiana
School of Public Health, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, USA
J La State Med Soc 157:188-94. 2005
This study investigated treatment patterns among Louisiana residents diagnosed with clinically localized prostate cancer in 2001 and factors that may be associated with the treatment...
- West Nile virus-infected mosquitoes, Louisiana, 2002
Marvin S Godsey
Division of Vector Borne Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Fort Collins, Colorado 80522, USA
Emerg Infect Dis 11:1399-404. 2005
Human cases of West Nile virus (WNV) disease appeared in St. Tammany and Tangipahoa Parishes in southeastern Louisiana in June 2002. Cases peaked during July, then rapidly declined...
- Serologic evidence of west nile virus infection in free-ranging mammals, Slidell, Louisiana, 2002
Division of Vector-Borne Infectious Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Fort Collins, Colorado 80522, USA
Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 5:288-92. 2005
After an outbreak of West Nile virus (WNV) infections in Slidell, Louisiana, in 2002, we detected neutralizing antibodies to WNV in 13 of 120 mammals, representing five of six species sampled...
- Nonfatal injuries following Hurricane Katrina--New Orleans, Louisiana, 2005
Ernest E Sullivent
Division of Injury Response, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway, NE, MS F 41, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
J Safety Res 37:213-7. 2006
..This report is the fourth edition in a series of CDC articles...
- Chronic disease in health emergencies: in the eye of the hurricane
Earl S Ford
Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Hwy NE, Mail Stop K 66, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
Prev Chronic Dis 3:A46. 2006
..We explored how a current surveillance system could be used to provide estimates of the potential needs for emergency treatment of chronic diseases in the wake of a natural disaster...
- Contaminant exposure of barn swallows nesting on Bayou d'Inde, Calcasieu Estuary, Louisiana, USA
Thomas W Custer
U S Geological Survey, Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center, 2630 Fanta Reed Road, La Crosse, WI 54603, USA
Environ Monit Assess 121:543-60. 2006
..accidental spills have contaminated the water, sediment, and biota within the Calcasieu Estuary in southwestern Louisiana. In 2003, barn swallow (Hirundo rustica) eggs and nestlings were collected beneath two bridges that cross Bayou ..
- Airborne mold and endotoxin concentrations in New Orleans, Louisiana, after flooding, October through November 2005
Gina M Solomon
Natural Resources Defense Council, San Francisco, California, USA
Environ Health Perspect 114:1381-6. 2006
The hurricanes and flooding in New Orleans, Louisiana, in October and November 2005 resulted in damp conditions favorable to the dispersion of bioaerosols such as mold spores and endotoxin.
- Reconstruction of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina: a research perspective
R W Kates
Department of Geography and Anthropology, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103:14653-60. 2006
..consequences for New Orleans were truly catastrophic--accounting for most of the estimated 1,570 deaths of Louisiana residents and $40-50 billion in monetary losses...
- Use of the SF-8 to assess health-related quality of life for a chronically ill, low-income population participating in the Central Louisiana Medication Access Program (CMAP)
John J Lefante
Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, LA, USA
Qual Life Res 14:665-73. 2005
..Race and gender differences in physical component (PCS) and mental component (MCS) summary scores among participants in the CENLA Medication Access Program (CMAP), along with comparisons to the United States population are made...
- Media advocacy and underage drinking policies: a study of Louisiana news media from 1994 through 2003
Eileen M Harwood
Division of Epidemiology, University of Minnesota, School of Public Health, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Health Promot Pract 6:246-57. 2005
..article examines press coverage in the Baton Rouge Advocate and the New Orleans Times-Picayune newspapers and Louisiana State legislation pertaining to underage drinking from January 1994 to June 2003 and focuses on evidence of ..
- Mortality patterns among residents in Louisiana's industrial corridor, USA, 1970-99
S P Tsai
Shell Oil Company, Shell Health Services USA, One Shell Plaza, PO Box 2463, Houston, Texas 77252 2463, USA
Occup Environ Med 61:295-304. 2004
..of oil refining and petrochemical facilities, the industrial area of the lower Mississippi River of South Louisiana has been termed the Industrial Corridor and has frequently been referred to as the "Cancer Corridor".
- Inadequate supervision as a cause of injury deaths among young children in Alaska and Louisiana
Michael G Landen
New Mexico Department of Health, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87502, USA
Pediatrics 111:328-31. 2003
..However, the association of inadequate supervision with injury events in children has not been quantified. The purpose of this study was to describe and quantify the role of inadequate supervision of children in injury deaths...
- Gastrointestinal helminths of ponies in Louisiana: a comparison of species currently prevalent with those present 20 years ago
Melanie R Chapman
Department of Veterinary Science, Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803, USA
J Parasitol 88:1130-4. 2002
A survey in Louisiana of gastrointestinal helminths recovered at necropsy from 117 ponies with minimal exposure to anthelmintics between 1989 and 2000 is compared with a survey conducted 20 yr earlier in the same region...
- Emergency health surveillance after severe flooding in Louisiana, 1995
C L Ogden
National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention, Division of Health Examination Statistics, 6525 Belcrest Road, Room 900, Hyattsville, MD 20782, USA
Prehosp Disaster Med 16:138-44. 2001
..patient visits due to selected illnesses and injuries before, during, and after severe flooding in southeastern Louisiana in May 1995. METHODS: Survey of disaster-area hospitals regarding flood impact...
- Co-use of alcohol and tobacco among ninth-graders in Louisiana
Carolyn C Johnson
Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Community Health Sciences, 1440 Canal St, Rm 2309, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
Prev Chronic Dis 6:A85. 2009
..The purpose of this study was to examine the co-use of alcohol and tobacco among ninth-graders in south-central Louisiana.
- Breast cancer: incidence, mortality, and early detection in Louisiana, 1988-1997
X C Wu
Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center (LSUHSC, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
J La State Med Soc 153:198-209. 2001
Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death among Louisiana women...
- Intimately linked or hardly speaking? The relationship between genotype and environmental gradients in a Louisiana Iris hybrid population
J A Johnston
Department of Botany, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA
Mol Ecol 10:673-81. 2001
..We selected 201 Louisiana Iris plants from within a known hybrid population (80 m x 80 m) and placed them in four different genotypic ..
- Prevalence of strongyle nematodes in naturally infected ponies of different ages and during different seasons of the year in Louisiana
Melanie R Chapman
Department of Veterinary Science, Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803, USA
J Parasitol 89:309-14. 2003
..Fourth- and fifth-stage larvae of S. vulgaris recovered from the mesenteric vasculature were significantly more numerous in winter and spring than in other seasons...
- Shots for tots: Louisiana's infant immunization initiative
L A Broussard
University of Southwestern Louisiana College of Nursing, Lafayette, USA
J Soc Pediatr Nurs 1:113-6. 1996
..To describe the "Shots for Tots" immunization initiative, a community-based approach to overcoming barriers to timely immunizations...
- Relationship between home food-handling practices and sporadic salmonellosis in adults in Louisiana, United States
K S Kohl
Immunization Safety Branch, National Immunization Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
Epidemiol Infect 129:267-76. 2002
..We studied the risk for sporadic salmonellosis among 115 persons aged > or = 15 years reported to the Louisiana Office of Public Health during May 1998-April 1999, compared with 115 age-matched controls...
- Parastrongylus (=Angiostrongylus) cantonensis now endemic in Louisiana wildlife
D Y Kim
Department of Pathobiological Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge 70803, USA
J Parasitol 88:1024-6. 2002
..in the United States in 1987, with a probable introduction by infected rats from ships docking in New Orleans, Louisiana, during the mid-1980s...
- Process of conducting a 5-a-day intervention with high school students: Gimme 5 (Louisiana)
T A Nicklas
Children s Nutrition Research Center, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
Health Educ Behav 27:201-12. 2000
..The implementation of process evaluation systems to complement the outcome measures in a high school-based intervention provides useful strategies for a more comprehensive approach to program evaluation...
- Factors that influence breastfeeding decisions among special supplemental nutrition program for women, infants, and children participants from Central Louisiana
School of Human Ecology, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA 71272, USA
J Am Diet Assoc 110:624-7. 2010
..WIC) on the initiation and duration of breastfeeding among WIC participants in a rural parish in central Louisiana. A cross-sectional study was done between September 2007 and March 2008 among 130 WIC participants...
- The Louisiana Public Health Institute: a cross-sector approach for improving the public's health
Joseph D Kimbrell
Louisiana Public Health Institute, National Network of Public Health Institutes, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
J Public Health Manag Pract 8:68-74. 2002
The Louisiana Public Health Institute (LPHI) is a new governance structure that embodies cross-sector approaches to improving the public's health...
- Breast cancer: a socioeconomic and racial comparison in northwest Louisiana
Department of Pathology at Louisiana State University Health Science Center, Shreveport, USA
J La State Med Soc 153:420-5. 2001
A tumor registry data review on breast cancer populations seen at two hospitals in North Louisiana was completed in order to determine if race is independent of socioeconomic status (SES) factors related to breast cancer stage at ..
- Louisiana dentists' attitudes toward the dental Medicaid program
J D Shulman
Department of Public Health Sciences, Baylor College of Dentistry, USA
Pediatr Dent 23:395-400. 2001
This study was performed to determine factors associated with Louisiana dentists' participation in the Dental Medicaid Program.
- Self-reported overweight and obesity are not associated with concern about enough food among adults in New York and Louisiana
Barbara A Laraia
Department of Nutrition, Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina, CB 8120, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
Prev Med 38:175-81. 2004
..The purpose of this study was to investigate the association between concern about enough food and obesity in an adult population at the state level...
- West Nile virus detection in mosquitoes in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, from November 2002 to October 2004
Andrew J Mackay
Department of Entomology, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, 402 Life Sciences Building, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA
J Am Mosq Control Assoc 24:28-35. 2008
..A significantly greater proportion of Cx. salinarius pools collected in light traps placed at a 3-m height were positive for WNV by viral isolation than in pools collected in light traps placed at a 1.5-m height...
- Inter-relationships among childhood BMI, childhood height, and adult obesity: the Bogalusa Heart Study
D S Freedman
Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention K 26, Atlanta, GA 30341 3717, USA
Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 28:10-6. 2004
..3) with height among children. We examined whether the resulting preferential classification of taller children as overweight is appropriate...
- West Nile virus infection in nonhuman primate breeding colony, concurrent with human epidemic, southern Louisiana
Marion S Ratterree
Tulane National Primate Research Center, Covington, Louisiana, USA
Emerg Infect Dis 9:1388-94. 2003
During the summer of 2002, an epidemic of West Nile meningoencephalitis occurred in southern Louisiana. Following the outbreak, blood samples were collected from 1,692 captive rhesus monkeys (Macaca mulatta), pigtail macaques (M...
- Hurricane Katrina and the healthcare infrastructure: A focus on disaster preparedness, response, and resiliency
Disaster Research Center, Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice, University of Delaware, USA
Front Health Serv Manage 23:13-23; discussion 25-30. 2006
- Public health and Hurricane Katrina: lessons learned and what we can do now
Keith C Ferdinand
Association of Black Cardiologists Hurricane Katrinia Relief, Atlanta, GA, USA
J Natl Med Assoc 98:271-4. 2006
..The hurricane destroyed hiss cardiovascular center and severely damaged his home. In Atlanta, he is director of the Association of Black Cardiologists Hurricane Katrina Relief...
- Baylor College of Medicine's support of Tulane University School of Medicine following Hurricane Katrina
Nancy S Searle
Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
Acad Med 82:733-44. 2007
- Can it get any worse?
Richard T Boland
Disaster Management Center, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Front Health Serv Manage 23:31-4. 2006
..People must understand that they cannot wait for a government, any government, to help them. We must be prepared to help ourselves...
- Differences in the pre- and post-Katrina New Orleans HIV outpatient clinic population: who has returned?
Rebecca A Clark
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112, USA
South Med J 100:999-1002. 2007
..area and dispersed the patient population of the HIV Outpatient Program (HOP) clinic of the Medical Center of Louisiana at New Orleans (MCLNO)...
- Prevalence and predictors of posttraumatic stress disorder among hemodialysis patients following Hurricane Katrina
Amanda D Hyre
Department of Epidemiology, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, LA, USA
Am J Kidney Dis 50:585-93. 2007
..Patients with end-stage renal disease reliant on maintenance hemodialysis therapy may be particularly susceptible to developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after natural disasters...
- After the storm: experiences and insights from the front
Healthc Exec 21:24-6, 29-30, 32-4. 2006
..The leaders of these healthcare organizations know the importance of having a comprehensive disaster plan, adapting to the situation you face and stepping back to evaluate and make adjustments for the future...
- Health conditions and risk factors of sheltered persons displaced by Hurricane Katrina
Joshua R Vest
Austin Travis County Health and Human Services Department, USA
Prehosp Disaster Med 21:55-8. 2006
..Displaced persons arrive with acute and chronic conditions as well as other risk factors. Descriptions of these conditions may aid future shelter planning efforts...
- Straight talk new approaches in healthcare. Rebuilding healthcare in Louisiana--a blueprint for the nation. Roundtable discussion
George E Burgess
Mod Healthc 36:57-60. 2006
When Hurricane Katrina struck Louisiana last August, it ravaged the healthcare system, which has since been struggling to cope with day-to-day challenges while also preparing for the future...
- Chronic disease and disasters medication demands of Hurricane Katrina evacuees
Michael A Jhung
Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
Am J Prev Med 33:207-10. 2007
..The relationship between actual medication demands and medical relief pharmaceutical supplies was assessed in a population of 18,000 evacuees relocated to San Antonio TX after Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast in August 2005...
- Social and mental health needs assessment of Katrina evacuees
Ann L Coker
School of Public Health, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, Texas, USA
Disaster Manag Response 4:88-94. 2006
..These data suggest that in addition to challenges in finding loved ones, housing, and jobs, many Katrina survivors have experienced significant psychological trauma that may lead to future PTSD...
- Management of evacuee surge from a disaster area: solutions to avoid non-emergent, emergency department visits
Charlene B Irvin
Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, Michigan, USA
Prehosp Disaster Med 22:220-3. 2007
..Some of these evacuees may require ED care. However, others lack an alternative to the ED to address non-emergent medical concerns (prescription refills or outpatient referral)...
- Preparing racially and ethnically diverse communities for public health emergencies
Dennis P Andrulis
Center for Health Equality, School of Public Health, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Health Aff (Millwood) 26:1269-79. 2007
- Rebuilding New Orleans after Katrina, part 2
Case Manager 17:59-62. 2006
..People began trickling back in until the city was finally fully opened in December except for the Ninth Ward and East New Orleans...
- Hurricane Katrina: pharmacists reflect on lessons learned
Consult Pharm 22:199-202, 205-6, 210-1. 2007
..At the same time, they learned much about preparation, keys to successful evacuation, effective emergency communication techniques, and the best ways to use technology in an emergency...
- Hurricane Katrina disaster diplomacy
National Center for Atmospheric Research, 3450 Mitchell Lane, Boulder, CO 80301, USA
Disasters 31:288-309. 2007
..The evidence presented is used to discuss the potential implications of Hurricane Katrina disaster diplomacy, indicating that factors other than disaster-related activities generally dominate diplomatic relations and foreign policy...
- Operation Child-ID: reunifying children with their legal guardians after Hurricane Katrina
Mark A Brandenburg
Department of Emergency Medicine, Oklahoma Institute of Disaster and Emergency Medicine, University of Oklahoma College of Medicine at Tulsa, 4502 East 41st Street, Tulsa, OK 74135, USA
Disasters 31:277-87. 2007
..2 per cent) of being listed as 'missing' by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). All the children at Camp Gruber who were listed as 'missing' by the NCMEC were subsequently reunited with their guardians...
- Use of electronic health records in disaster response: the experience of Department of Veterans Affairs after Hurricane Katrina
Steven H Brown
Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Health Administration, Nashville, Tenn, USA
Am J Public Health 97:S136-41. 2007
..We describe electronic health data use by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in the month after Katrina, including supporting technologies, the extent and nature of information accessed, and lessons learned...
- Preparing an orthopedic practice to survive a natural disaster: a retrospective analysis of rebuilding after Hurricane Katrina
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, University of Colorado, Denver 80262, USA
Orthopedics 30:290-4. 2007
..The lack of coordination and the breakdown of traditional communication channels were the biggest hurdles to overcome on the road to recovery...
- Hospitals in Hurricane Katrina: challenges facing custodial institutions in a disaster
Bradford H Gray
Health Policy Center, The Urban Institute, 2100 M Street NW, Washington, DC 20037, USA
J Health Care Poor Underserved 18:283-98. 2007
..This paper explores what happened in New Orleans-area hospitals during and after Hurricane Katrina and why hospitals had such varied experiences. We conclude with lessons based on the Katrina experience...
- Hurricane emergency planning by home health providers serving the poor
Dahlia V Kirkpatrick
Acute Care Clinic, Houma, LA, USA
J Health Care Poor Underserved 18:299-314. 2007
Five agencies providing home health care to indigent populations in New Orleans, Louisiana were evaluated in terms of emergency planning and implementation...
- News, social capital and health in the context of Katrina
Christopher E Beaudoin
Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, 1440 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
J Health Care Poor Underserved 18:418-30. 2007
..05; 95% CI, .92 to 315.64; p=.047). Illness and injury were more common for participants who had relied more on news information than for other participants after the hurricane (AOR, 1.13; 95% CI, 1.02 to 2.77; p=.046)...
- Mass medical evacuation: Hurricane Katrina and nursing experiences at the New Orleans airport
Kelly R Klein
Section of EMS Homeland Security and Disaster Medicine, Department of Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 5323 Harry Hines Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75390, USA
Disaster Manag Response 5:56-61. 2007
..S. history. As the frequency of disasters continues to rise, it is imperative that the nursing profession realize its value in the disaster arena and continually take leadership roles...
- Colonization with multidrug-resistant organisms in evacuees after Hurricane Katrina
Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 28:726-9. 2007
..Presence of a wound was the strongest predictor for MDR colonization. More data are needed to reliably predict MDR bacterial colonization...
- Disaster preparedness: occupational and environmental health professionals' response to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita
North Carolina Occupational Safety and Health Education and Research Center and Occupational Health Nursing Program, University of North Carolina, School of Public Health, Chapel Hill, USA
AAOHN J 55:197-207; quiz 208-9. 2007
..Comprehensive disaster management guidance should be in place to assist health care providers and workers in pre-event, event, and post-event phases of the disaster...
- Salvaging a geriatric medicine academic program in disaster mode-the LSU training program post-Katrina
Charles A Cefalu
Section of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Family Medicine, New Orleans, LA, USA
J Natl Med Assoc 99:590-6. 2007
Formal training in geriatric medicine in Louisiana is in its infancy...