- Field comparison of novel and gold standard traps for collecting Aedes albopictus in Northern Virginia
Wilhelmine H Meeraus
Disease Carrying Insects Program, Fairfax County Health Department, 10777 Main Street, Fairfax, VA 22030, USA
J Am Mosq Control Assoc 24:244-8. 2008
Aedes albopictus is a potential West Nile virus bridge vector in Northern Virginia; however, information regarding its virus transmission dynamics is limited, as this species is not readily collected in existing traps...
- Birth weight, maternal age, and education: new observations from Connecticut and Virginia
The Joseph H. and Belle R. Braun Hebrew University, Hadassah School of Public Health and Community Medicine, Jerusalem, Israel
Yale J Biol Med 72:245-58. 1999
..recent sample of over 20,000 consecutive live births in 12 hospitals, about half in Connecticut and half in Virginia, including a maternal population that is educationally and racially diverse...
- Morbidity and mortality of red foxes (Vulpes vulpes) and gray foxes (Urocyon cinereoargenteus) admitted to the Wildlife Center of Virginia, 1993-2001
Terra R Kelly
Wildlife Center of Virginia, P O Box 1557, Waynesboro, Virginia 22980, USA
J Wildl Dis 39:467-9. 2003
..of 48 red foxes (Vulpes vulpes) and 35 gray foxes (Urocyon cinereoargenteus) examined at the Wildlife Center of Virginia (Waynesboro, Virginia, USA) from 1993 to 2001 were reviewed...
- West Nile virus in raptors from Virginia during 2003: clinical, diagnostic, and epidemiologic findings
Priscilla H Joyner
The Wildlife Center of Virginia, PO Box 1557, Waynesboro, Virginia 22980, USA
J Wildl Dis 42:335-44. 2006
Sixty-one birds of prey admitted to The Wildlife Center of Virginia (WCV; Waynesboro, Virginia, USA) from June to November 2003 were tested for West Nile virus (WNV) infection...
- Genetic structure and mtDNA diversity of Fundulus heteroclitus populations from polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon-contaminated sites
Department of Environmental Science, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William and Mary, Gloucester Point, Virginia 23062, USA
Environ Toxicol Chem 22:671-7. 2003
..Forty-six haplotypes were identified among 208 mummichog from the Elizabeth and York Rivers in Virginia, USA...
- Insect fauna visiting carrion in Southwest Virginia
Kimberly L Tabor
Department of Entomology, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, State University, 216 Price Hall, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061 0319, USA
Forensic Sci Int 150:73-80. 2005
Successional patterns of insect fauna on pig carcasses were studied in southwest Virginia. The objective was to identify and qualitatively assess the major taxa of forensic importance in this region...
- Avertable deaths associated with household income in Virginia
Steven H Woolf
VCU Center on Human Needs, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 23298 0251, USA
Am J Public Health 100:750-5. 2010
We estimated how many deaths would be averted if the entire population of Virginia experienced the mortality rates of the 5 most affluent counties or cities.
- Multi-scale variation in spatial heterogeneity for microbial community structure in an eastern Virginia agricultural field
Rima B Franklin
Laboratory of Microbial Ecology, Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22904 4123, USA
FEMS Microbiol Ecol 44:335-46. 2003
..a survey was conducted to examine the spatial organization of community structure in a wheat field in eastern Virginia (USA). Nearly 200 soil samples were collected at a variety of separation distances ranging from 2.5 cm to 11 m...
- Absence of detectable Salmonella cloacal shedding in free-living reptiles on admission to the wildlife center of Virginia
Jean M Richards
Virginia Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, Virginia Polytechnic and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia 24061, USA
J Zoo Wildl Med 35:562-3. 2004
..Cloacal swabs were collected from reptiles admitted to the Wildlife Center of Virginia, Waynesboro, Virginia, cultured for Salmonella using Hektoen and xylose lysine deoxycholate agars, and inoculated ..
- Habitat preferences and phenology of Ochlerotatus triseriatus and Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae) in southwestern Virginia
C M Barker
Department of Entomology, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 211 Price Hall, Blacksburg, VA 24061 0319, USA
J Med Entomol 40:403-10. 2003
..La Crosse encephalitis, an illness caused by mosquito-borne La Crosse virus (LAC), has increased in southwestern Virginia, resulting in a need for better understanding of the virus cycle and the biology of its vectors in the region...
- Safe at school: a Virginia experience
Martha A Hellems
Division of General Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia 22908, USA
Diabetes Care 30:1396-8. 2007
The Commonwealth of Virginia passed legislation in 1999 requiring nonmedical school personnel to assist students with the management of type 1 diabetes when school nurses were unavailable...
- Seasonal abundance of Culex restuans and Culex pipiens in southwestern Virginia through ovitrapping
Bryan T Jackson
Department of Entomology, Virgina Polytechnic Institute and State University, 216 A Price Hall, Blacksburg, VA 24061 0319, USA
J Am Mosq Control Assoc 22:206-12. 2006
..the seasonal distribution and ovipositional activity of Culex restuans and Culex pipiens in southwestern Virginia during summers 2002 and 2003. In both years, Cx...
- Analysis of the successional patterns of insects on carrion in southwest Virginia
Kimberly L Tabor
Department of Entomology, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA 24061 0319, USA
J Med Entomol 41:785-95. 2004
..Blacksburg, VA, to identify and analyze the successional patterns of the taxa of forensic importance in southwest Virginia. Forty-seven insect taxa were collected in the spring...
- Cytochrome P4501A (CYP1A) in killifish (Fundulus heteroclitus): heritability of altered expression and relationship to survival in contaminated sediments
Joel N Meyer
Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences and Integrated Toxicology Program, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27708 0328, USA
Toxicol Sci 68:69-81. 2002
..shown that killifish (Fundulus heteroclitus) inhabiting a creosote-contaminated site on the Elizabeth River in Virginia exhibit little induction of cytochrome P4501A (CYP1A) protein expression and activity upon exposure to typical ..
- Tracking of left ventricular mass in children: race and sex comparisons: the MCV Twin Study. Medical College of Virginia
R M Schieken
Medical College of Virginia Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond 23298 0026, USA
Circulation 97:1901-6. 1998
..Increased left ventricular (LV) mass is a predictor of cardiovascular disease in adults. The mechanism(s) for these observations are not fully understood...
- Perkinsus marinus tissue distribution and seasonal variation in oysters Crassostrea virginica from Florida, Virginia and New York
L M Oliver
U S EPA National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory, Gulf Ecology Division, Gulf Breeze, Florida 32561 5299, USA
Dis Aquat Organ 34:51-61. 1998
- Detection and remediation of human-origin pollution at two public beaches in Virginia using multiple source tracking methods
J W Dickerson
Department of Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 330 Smyth Hall, Blacksburg, VA 24061 0404, USA
Water Res 41:3758-70. 2007
Two public beaches (Anderson and Hilton) in Newport News, Virginia, were frequently closed to swimming in 2004 due to high Enterococcus spp. counts that exceeded the regulatory standard...
- Barriers to dental care for children in Virginia with autism spectrum disorders
Tegwyn H Brickhouse
Virginia Commonwealth University, School of Dentistry, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Richmond, VA, USA
J Dent Child (Chic) 76:188-93. 2009
..The purposes of this study were to examine the reported use of dental services for families of children with autistic spectrum disorders and identify barriers that affect their access to dental care...
- Prescription drug fatalities among women in rural Virginia: a study of medical examiner cases
Martha J Wunsch
Department of Behavioral Sciences, Center on Drug and Alcohol Research, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, USA
J Opioid Manag 5:228-36. 2009
To evaluate female drug overdose deaths from the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, Western Virginia (1997-2003) for demographics, medical history, toxicology results, and prescribed medications.
- Additive costs of postoperative complications for isolated coronary artery bypass grafting patients in Virginia
Alan M Speir
Inova Health System, Falls Church, Virginia, USA
Ann Thorac Surg 88:40-5; discussion 45-6. 2009
..The purpose of this study was to measure the additive costs of postoperative complications for selected subgroups of patients after coronary artery bypass grafts in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
- Hurricane Isabel-related mortality--virginia, 2003
Asim A Jani
US Public Health Service, Coordinating Office for Global Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
J Public Health Manag Pract 12:97-102. 2006
Hurricane Isabel had a massive negative environmental, public health, and economic impact; Virginia bore the highest death toll (32) among nine states affected by this storm...
- Fibrin sealant: clinical use and the development of the University of Virginia Tissue Adhesive Center
P D Mintz
University of Virginia Health Care System, Charlottesville 22908, USA
Ann Clin Lab Sci 31:108-18. 2001
..fostered multispecialty expertise with this product that led, in 1997, to the establishment of the University of Virginia Tissue Adhesive Center...
- Types and characteristics of ramp-related motor vehicle crashes on urban interstate roadways in Northern Virginia
Anne T McCartt
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, 1005 North Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22201 4751, USA
J Safety Res 35:107-14. 2004
- Health survey of wild and captive bog turtles (Clemmys muhlenbergii) in North Carolina and Virginia
College of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University, 4700 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, North Carolina 27606 USA
J Zoo Wildl Med 33:311-6. 2002
..including 14 wild males, 22 wild females, three captive males, and three captive females, in Virginia and North Carolina, USA. Samples were analyzed for hematologic and plasma chemistry values, Mycoplasma sp...
- Treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus in the virginia department of corrections: can compliance overcome racial differences to response?
Richard K Sterling
Section of Hepatology, Virginia Commonwealth University Health System Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia 23298 0341, USA
Am J Gastroenterol 99:866-72. 2004
..The present study describes our experience of treating HCV in the inmate population of the Virginia Department of Corrections.
- Interspecific larval competition between Aedes albopictus and Aedes japonicus (Diptera: Culicidae) in northern Virginia
J S Armistead
University of Florida, Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory, 200 9th St SE, Vero Beach, FL 32962, USA
J Med Entomol 45:629-37. 2008
..The performance of northern Virginia populations of Ae. japonicus and Ae. albopictus competing as larvae under field conditions was evaluated...
- Base flow nutrient discharges from lower delmarva peninsula watersheds of virginia, USA
Jennifer W Stanhope
Virginia Institute of Marine Science, School of Marine Science, College of William and Mary, Gloucester Point, VA 23062, USA
J Environ Qual 38:2070-83. 2009
..base flow nutrient concentrations and yields for 1 yr (May 2001-April 2002) from 14 first-order streams on the Virginia Eastern Shore (VaES) on the Delmarva Peninsula and assessed their relationships with land cover and soil drainage ..
- Johne's disease in a free-ranging white-tailed deer from Virginia and subsequent surveillance for Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis
Jonathan M Sleeman
Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, Richmond, Virginia 23230, USA
J Wildl Dis 45:201-6. 2009
..was diagnosed in a 2-yr-old, male, free-ranging white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) from Fauquier County, Virginia, USA, based on histopathology and culture for Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis...
- Phylogenetic analysis of avian poxviruses among free-ranging birds of Virginia
Cary J Adams
Wildlife Center of Virginia, P O Box 1557, Waynesboro, VA 22980, USA
Avian Dis 49:601-5. 2005
..of the avian poxvirus core 4b gene of infected free-ranging birds that presented at the Wildlife Center of Virginia during the 2003 and early 2004 years...
- Assessment of generalized anxiety disorder diagnostic criteria in the National Comorbidity Survey and Virginia Adult Twin Study of Psychiatric and Substance Use Disorders
Thomas S Kubarych
Department of Psychiatry, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 23298 1026, USA
Psychol Assess 20:206-16. 2008
..Disorders, Fourth Edition, generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) criteria in the National Comorbidity Survey and the Virginia Adult Twin Study of Psychiatric and Substance Use Disorders (VATSPSUD)...
- Elements of the patient-centered medical home in family practices in Virginia
Debora Goetz Goldberg
Departments of Family Medicine and Health Administration, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia, USA
Ann Fam Med 7:301-8. 2009
..This study explores existing elements of the PCMH and characteristics of family practices in Virginia.
- Understanding pain and improving management of sickle cell disease: the PiSCES study
Wally R Smith
Virginia Commonwealth University, Division of Quality Health Care, Box 980306, Richmond, VA 23298, USA
J Natl Med Assoc 97:183-93. 2005
..Importantly, PiSCES will also identify "triggers" of SCD pain episodes and healthcare utilization in the moment of pain, suggesting targets for timely care that mutes pain episodes...
- Risk and protective factors for tobacco use among 8th- and 10th-grade African American students in Virginia
Department of Psychology, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 23284 2018, USA
Prev Chronic Dis 6:A45. 2009
..This study identified individual-peer, family, school, and community risk and protective factors that predict early cigarette use among African American adolescents...
- A large hotel outbreak of Norwalk-like virus gastroenteritis among three groups of guests and hotel employees in Virginia
S S Love
Virginia Department of Health, Richmond, USA
Epidemiol Infect 129:127-32. 2002
A large outbreak of acute gastroenteritis occurred among three different groups of guests and the employees of a Virginia hotel within a 2-week period in November 2000...
- Interleukin-1 blockade with anakinra to prevent adverse cardiac remodeling after acute myocardial infarction (Virginia Commonwealth University Anakinra Remodeling Trial [VCU-ART] Pilot study)
Virginia Commonwealth University, VCU Pauley Heart Center, Richmond, Virginia, USA
Am J Cardiol 105:1371-1377.e1. 2010
..If confirmed in larger trials, IL-1 blockade might represent a novel therapeutic strategy to prevent heart failure after AMI...
- Morbidity and mortality of bald eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) and peregrine falcons (Falco peregrinus) admitted to the Wildlife Center of Virginia, 1993-2003
M Camille Harris
Wildlife Center of Virginia, Waynesboro 22980, USA
J Zoo Wildl Med 38:62-6. 2007
..86%, Haliaeetus leucocephalus) and peregrine falcons (14%, Falco peregrinus) admitted to the Wildlife Center of Virginia from 1993 to 2003 were reviewed to identify submitters, causes of morbidity and mortality, and final disposition...
- Risk factors for clinical salmonellosis in Virginia, USA cattle herds
L D Warnick
Virginia Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, Blacksburg, VA, USA
Prev Vet Med 49:259-75. 2001
Veterinarians working in several Virginia, USA counties noticed an increase in clinical salmonellosis in cattle herds during 1994...
- Geographic variation in patterns of nestedness among local stream fish assemblages in Virginia
Rosamonde R Cook
Department of Fisheries and Wildlife Biology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523, USA
Oecologia 140:639-49. 2004
..We examined these relationships for the freshwater fishes of Virginia. Regions were defined within a spatial hierarchy and included whole river drainages, portions of drainages within ..
- Syndromic surveillance at hospital emergency departments--southeastern Virginia
Christine M Yuan
Bureau of Epidemiology and Health Risk Assessment, District of Columbia Department of Health, 825 North Capitol St NE, Third Floor, Washington, D C, 20002, USA
MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 53:56-8. 2004
..The authors examined the use of active syndromic surveillance at hospital EDs in Virginia for early detection of disease events and analyzed the effectiveness of the cumulative sum (CUSUM) algorithm in ..
- Defining underinsurance among children with special health care needs: a Virginia sample
Donald P Oswald
Virginia Commonwealth University, Box 980489, Richmond, Virginia 23298, USA
Matern Child Health J 9:S67-74. 2005
- Prescription drug abuse among prisoners in rural Southwestern Virginia
Martha J Wunsch
Edward Via Virginia College of Ostepathic Medicine, Blacksburg, VA 24060, USA
J Addict Dis 26:15-22. 2007
..S., particularly in rural areas. In this study of 233 prisoners and probationers in southwestern Virginia, we add to an emerging profile of individuals abusing prescription medications...
- The impact of a culturally enhanced drug prevention program on drug and alcohol refusal efficacy among urban African American girls
Faye Z Belgrave
Department of Psychology, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 23284, USA
J Drug Educ 34:267-79. 2004
..Girls varied in situations they perceived they could refuse drugs and alcohol. Findings are discussed with implications for drug abuse prevention programs for urban African-American girls...
- Spatial analysis of prostate cancer incidence and race in Virginia, 1990-1999
M Norman Oliver
Department of Family Medicine, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, USA
Am J Prev Med 30:S67-76. 2006
..Racial disparities exist in prostate cancer incidence. An important contributor to these disparities may be socioeconomic status...
- Prevalence of antibodies to Trypanosoma cruzi in raccoons (Procyon lotor) from an urban area of northern Virginia
Center for Molecular Medicine and Infectious Diseases, Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology, Virginia Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, Virginia Tech, 1410 Prices Fork Road, Blacksburg, Virginia 24061 0342, USA
J Parasitol 91:470-2. 2005
..to determine the prevalence of antibodies to this zoonotic parasite in raccoons collected from Fairfax County, Virginia, a suburban/urban area outside Washington, D.C. Serum samples from 464 raccoons were examined for T...
- Prevalence and distribution of QPX, Quahog Parasite Unknown, in hard clams Mercenaria mercenaria in Virginia, USA
L M Ragone Calvo
School of Marine Science, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William and Mary, Gloucester Point, Virginia 23062, USA
Dis Aquat Organ 33:209-19. 1998
In July 1996, the Virginia Institute of Marine Science initiated a sampling program to examine wild and cultured hard clams Mercenaria mercenaria for QPX, Quahog Parasite Unknown, a protistan parasite associated with severe mortalities of ..
- Emergence of zoonotic canine leishmaniasis in the United States: isolation and immunohistochemical detection of Leishmania infantum from foxhounds from Virginia
Alexa C Rosypal
Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology, Virginia Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, Virginia Tech, 1410 Prices Fork Road, Blacksburg, VA 24061, USA
J Eukaryot Microbiol 50:691-3. 2003
..We report the isolation of L. infantum from 3 naturally infected foxhounds from Virginia by culture of popliteal lymph node and bone marrow, and the development of an immunohistochemical test to detect ..
- The spectrum of chronic hepatitis C virus infection in the Virginia Correctional System: development of a strategy for the evaluation and treatment of inmates with HCV
Richard K Sterling
Hepatology Section and Division of Pathology, Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, Richmond, Virginia
Am J Gastroenterol 100:313-21. 2005
..Our objective was to develop an economic strategy for evaluation and treatment of inmates with chronic HCV...
- Obstacles to promotion? Values of women faculty about career success and recognition. Committee on the Status of Women and Minorities, Virginia Commonwealth University, Medical College of Virginia Campus
L M Buckley
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Medical College of Virginia Campus, Richmond 23298 0102, USA
Acad Med 75:283-8. 2000
..To assess attitudes of female faculty about career progress, resources for career development, and values related to academic success and recognition...
- Agricultural and residential pesticides in wipe samples from farmworker family residences in North Carolina and Virginia
Sara A Quandt
Department of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard, Piedmont Plaza II, Suite 512, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1063, USA
Environ Health Perspect 112:382-7. 2004
..in residences of 41 farmworker families with at least one child < 7 years of age in western North Carolina and Virginia. Wipe samples were taken from floor surfaces, toys, and children's hands...
- Etiological heterogeneity in the development of antisocial behavior: the Virginia Twin Study of Adolescent Behavioral Development and the Young Adult Follow-Up
Judy L Silberg
Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics, Department of Human Genetics, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 23298 0003, USA
Psychol Med 37:1193-202. 2007
..Longitudinal, genetically informed, prospective data collected on a large population of male twins (n=1037) were used to examine developmental differences in the etiology of antisocial behavior...
- Polybrominated diphenyl ether flame retardants in Virginia freshwater fishes (USA)
R C Hale
Department of Environmental Science, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, The College of William and Mary, Gloucester Point 23062, USA
Environ Sci Technol 35:4585-91. 2001
Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) were examined in fish fillets collected from two large Virginia watersheds...
- Predicting premature mortality from new power plant development in Virginia
Richard P Hermann
Chesterfield Health District, Richmond, Virginia, USA
Arch Environ Health 59:529-35. 2004
..5 microm (PM2.5) that would result from making 29 proposed fossil fuel power plants in Virginia operational. We used a U.S...
- Morbidity and mortality of reptiles admitted to the Wildlife Center of Virginia, 1991 to 2000
Justin D Brown
Virginia Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia 24061 0442, USA
J Wildl Dis 38:699-705. 2002
Medical records from 694 reptiles admitted to the Wildlife Center of Virginia (WCV; Waynesboro, Virginia, USA) from 1991 to 2000 were reviewed to determine causes of morbidity and mortality...
- Case study: a data warehouse for an academic medical center
J S Einbinder
Department of Health Evaluation Sciences, University of Virginia, USA
J Healthc Inf Manag 15:165-75. 2001
..and rapid retrospective views of clinical, administrative, and financial patient data for the University of Virginia Health System...
- Sustaining the Geriatric Resource Nurse Model at the University of Virginia
Virginia K Lee
University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, USA
Geriatr Nurs 23:128-32. 2002
This article describes the continued evolution of the Geriatric Resource Nurse Model at the University of Virginia, one of the original NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders) sites established in 1994...
- Rickettsia parkeri infection after tick bite, Virginia
Timothy J Whitman
US Navy Infectious Diseases Department, National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland 20889, USA
Emerg Infect Dis 13:334-6. 2007
..Rickettsia parkeri was detected and isolated from the eschar. This report represents the second documented case of R. parkeri rickettsiosis in a US serviceman in eastern Virginia.
- Using nurse practitioners to implement best practice care for the elderly during hospitalization: the NICHE journey at the University of Virginia Medical Center
Senior Services, University of Virginia Health System, 2071 McKim Hall, P O Box 800566, Charlottesville, VA 22908 0566, USA
Crit Care Nurs Clin North Am 19:321-37, vii. 2007
..Three NICHE models have been implemented within the University of Virginia Health System since 1992...
- Health insurance-related disparities in colorectal cancer screening in Virginia
Vanessa de Bosset
Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7435, USA
Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 17:834-7. 2008
..The effect of health insurance on CRC screening is not clear. We assessed the association between having health insurance and being screened for CRC and the factors that modify this association...
- Less is more: Virginia's Performance Outcomes Measurement System
Michael B Blank
Center for Mental Health Policy and Services Research, Univeristy of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia 19104, USA
Psychiatr Serv 55:643-5. 2004
- Antibiotic resistance profiles to determine sources of fecal contamination in a rural Virginia watershed
Alexandria K Graves
Dep of Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences, Virginia Polytechnic Inst and State Univ, Blacksburg 24061 0404, USA
J Environ Qual 31:1300-8. 2002
..Periodic monitoring by state regulatory officials had resulted in Spout Run being placed on the Virginia impaired stream list and Millwood being categorized as an at-risk community...
- Opioid deaths in rural Virginia: a description of the high prevalence of accidental fatalities involving prescribed medications
Martha J Wunsch
Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA
Am J Addict 18:5-14. 2009
In rural Virginia, drug overdose deaths increased 300% from 1997 to 2003. Polydrug deaths predominate (57.9%) in this review of 893 medical examiner cases. Prescription opioids (74.0%), antidepressants (49.0%), and benzodiazepines (39...
- Elderly and disabled waiver services: important dimensions of personal care from the client's perspective
Anne P Glass
Gerontology Center, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602 5775, USA
Home Health Care Serv Q 24:59-77. 2005
..Eight important dimensions were identified, including having aides who are reliable, honest, easy to be around, and who possess a good knowledge base...
- An evaluation of a social norms marketing project for tobacco prevention with middle, high, and college students; use of funds from the Tobacco Master Settlement (Virginia)
Department of Health Sciences, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia 22807, USA
J Drug Educ 35:185-200. 2005
..This article discusses the procedures of this project, the five-step social norms marketing model, with emphasis on the student-centered evaluation and results...
- Determining sources of fecal pollution in a rural Virginia watershed with antibiotic resistance patterns in fecal streptococci
Department of Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia 24061, USA
Appl Environ Microbiol 65:5522-31. 1999
..were analyzed by discriminant and cluster analysis and used to identify sources of fecal pollution in a rural Virginia watershed...
- "Information Rx" project launched in Virginia
Shannon D Jones
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond VA, USA
Natl Netw 29:20. 2005
..The information may be inaccurate or out-of-date. And, second, some physicians are not aware of the best available Internet resource to which they can refer patients...
- Inheritance of total serum IgE in the isolated Tangier Island population from Virginia: complexities associated with genealogical depth of pedigrees in segregation analyses
Rasika A Mathias
Department of Epidemiology, Bloomberg School of Hygiene and Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
Hum Hered 59:228-38. 2005
- Cohort studies of health effects among people exposed to estuarine waters: North Carolina, Virginia, and Maryland
C L Moe
Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
Environ Health Perspect 109:781-6. 2001
..and related organisms are in progress in North Carolina, Virginia, and Maryland...
- Vaccination and risk communication: summary of a workshop, Arlington Virginia, USA, 5-6 October 2000
Department of Public Health and Community Medicine and National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance, University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
J Paediatr Child Health 38:124-8. 2002
..Finally, the potential risks and benefits of engaging with the anti-vaccination lobby are outlined...
- Understanding sequelae of injury mechanisms and mild traumatic brain injury incurred during the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan: persistent postconcussive symptoms and posttraumatic stress disorder
Aaron I Schneiderman
War Related Illness and Injury Study Center, Washington DC VA Medical Center, Washington, DC 20422, USA
Am J Epidemiol 167:1446-52. 2008
..veterans who had left combat theaters by September 2004 and lived in Maryland; Washington, DC; northern Virginia; and eastern West Virginia. Immediate neurologic symptoms postinjury were used to identify mild TBI...
- The brainwashing defense
US News World Rep 135:52. 2003
- Oral sexual experience among young adolescents receiving general health examinations
Bradley O Boekeloo
Department of Public and Community Health, University of Maryland, College Park 20742, USA
Am J Health Behav 26:306-14. 2002
..To examine whether oral sex occurs among young adolescents receiving general health examinations and warrants inclusion in sexual risk assessments...
- A survey of biosecurity practices as risk factors affecting broiler performance on the Delmarva Peninsula
Nathaniel L Tablante
Virginia Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Maryland, College Park 20742, USA
Avian Dis 46:730-4. 2002
..0449). The presence of wild birds inside poultry houses during grow-out showed a slightly statistically significant association with poor flock performance (P = 0.0633)...
- Practical utility of clinical prediction rules for suspected acute pulmonary embolism in a large academic institution
Lisa K Moores
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Service, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Building 2, WD 77, 6900 Georgia Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20307 5001, USA
Thromb Res 113:1-6. 2004
..We sought to determine the utility of these algorithms in patients with suspected PE in a large, tertiary, academic medical center...
- The usefulness of computer-based instruction in providing educational opportunities for nursing staff
Bonnie L Walker
Harrington Software Associates, Warrenton, Virginia, USA
J Nurses Staff Dev 22:144-9. 2006
..The authors concluded that CB instruction can be an effective alternative method of providing educational opportunities and is a convenient and cost-effective way to provide those opportunities to nursing staff...
- Psychological reactions to terrorist attacks: findings from the National Study of Americans' Reactions to September 11
William E Schlenger
Center for Risk Behavior and Mental Health Research, Research Triangle Institute, PO Box 12194, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, USA
JAMA 288:581-8. 2002
..The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, represent an unprecedented exposure to trauma in the United States...
- Psychological sequelae of September 11
Charles W Hoge
N Engl J Med 347:443-5; author reply 443-5. 2002
- History of myocardial infarction and stroke among incident end-stage renal disease cases and population-based controls: an analysis of shared risk factors
Department of Epidemiology, Tulane University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
Am J Kidney Dis 40:323-30. 2002
..A history of myocardial infarction (MI) and stroke is more common among incident cases of treated end-stage renal disease (ESRD) than in the general US population...
- Tibial tuberosity advancement in 65 canine stifles
D E Hoffmann
Department of Small Animal Clinical Science, Columbus, Ohio 43210 1089, USA
Vet Comp Orthop Traumatol 19:219-27. 2006
..Few severe complications were encountered. Good clinical outcome and owner satisfaction was reported with the procedure in this set of cases...
- Infants with single ventricle: a population-based epidemiological study
Eileen K Steinberger
Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21201, USA
Teratology 65:106-15. 2002
..Single ventricle, a rare congenital cardiac defect, often occurs as part of a complex group of cardiovascular abnormalities. Little is known of its epidemiologic associations...
- Population-based study of l-transposition of the great arteries: possible associations with environmental factors
Karen S Kuehl
Department of Cardiology, Children s National Medical Center, George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, DC 20010, USA
Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol 67:162-7. 2003
..L-transposition of the great arteries (l-tga) is an uncommon congenital cardiovascular malformation that occurs from abnormal looping of the primitive cardiac tube. Little is known about risk factors for the development of l-tga...
- This is the best life yet--life at Camp Friendship
Revonda B Mosher
Department of Pediatric Hematology Oncology, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, MD, USA
Pediatr Nurs 32:84-7. 2006
- Patient and provider priorities for cancer prevention and control: a qualitative study in Mid-Atlantic Latinos
Ann S O'Malley
Lombardi Cancer Center, Department of Oncology, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington DC, USA
Ethn Dis 12:383-91. 2002
..C. Patient and provider priorities are compared to identify common ground for future interventions in resource constrained primary care settings...
- Hazard prioritization in ecological risk assessment through spatial analysis of toxicant gradients
Benjamin L Preston
Pew Center on Global Climate Change, Arlington, VI 22201, USA
Environ Pollut 117:431-45. 2002
..The use of spatial analysis tools in ERA may lead to more rapid and rigorous methods for prioritizing environmental risks...
- Hormone replacement therapy is associated with improved survival in women with advanced heart failure
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, Colorado 80262, USA
J Am Coll Cardiol 42:1238-45. 2003
..We sought to determine whether hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is associated with an improved prognosis in women with advanced heart failure (HF) and systolic dysfunction...
- Mental health impact of 9/11 Pentagon attack: validation of a rapid assessment tool
Nikki N Jordan
U S Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine, Directorate of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Edgewood, Maryland 21010, USA
Am J Prev Med 26:284-93. 2004
..The PPDHA was fielded from October 15, 2001, to January 15, 2002. Fundamental in this assessment was the evaluation of the mental health impact as a result of the attack...
- Development of a brief questionnaire to measure mental health outcomes among Pentagon employees following the September 11, 2001 attack
Charles W Hoge
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Washington, DC 20307, USA
Mil Med 167:60-3. 2002
..Further analyses will assess the usefulness of this questionnaire as a public health tool for rapid assessment of mental health symptoms following the attack...
- Elementary school children's responses 3 months after the September 11 terrorist attacks: a study in Washington, DC
Department of Psychology, Georgetown University, Washington, DC 20057, USA
Am J Orthopsychiatry 74:509-28. 2004
..Implications for school personnel, health care professionals, and intervention efforts are discussed...
- Political tolerance and coming to psychological closure following the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks: an integrative approach
Linda J Skitka
Department of Psychology, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Pers Soc Psychol Bull 30:743-56. 2004
..Value affirmation, moral outrage, and outgroup derogation also facilitated post-9/11 psychological closure and increased psychological closure led to greater political tolerance...
- Walter Reed Army Medical Center's mental health response to the Pentagon attack
Stephen J Cozza
Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC 20307, USA
Mil Med 167:12-6. 2002
..To this end, the authors will provide the reader with an understanding of how the lessons learned during this mission may assist mental health commanders and leaders in planning and responding to similar deployments in the future...
- Meeting the patients where they are: consultation-liaison response to trauma victims of the Pentagon attack
Harold J Wain
Psychiatry Consultation Liaison Service, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC 20307 5001, USA
Mil Med 167:19-21. 2002
..This unique method, which we call "therapeutic debriefing," can serve as a model for future interventions after catastrophic events...
- Nurses with disabilities: can changing our educational system keep them in nursing?
Leslie J Neal-Boylan
School of Nursing, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut 06519, USA
Nurse Educ 33:164-7. 2008
..This article will discuss the findings from a qualitative study and offer recommendations for how nurse educators can educate students to help prevent the loss of nurses with disabilities from the profession...
- An abstinence program's impact on cognitive mediators and sexual initiation
Stan E Weed
Institute for Research and Evaluation, Salt Lake City, UT 84118, USA
Am J Health Behav 32:60-73. 2008
To evaluate the impact of an abstinence education program on sexual intercourse initiation and on possible cognitive mediators of sexual initiation for virgin seventh graders in suburban Virginia.
- The impact of alcohol use in community-dwelling older adults
University of Maryland School of Nursing, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
J Community Health Nurs 20:135-45. 2003
..9, p <.05). Health care providers should use an individualized approach to alcohol use in older adults and help these individuals establish, as appropriate, safe drinking habits that will augment health and quality of life...
- Preoperative state of mind among patients undergoing CABG: effect on length of stay and postoperative complications
Linda S Halpin
Inova Heart and Vascular Institute at Fairfax Hospital, Falls Church, VA 22042, USA
J Nurs Care Qual 20:73-80. 2005
..Negative state of mind prior to a major cardiovascular intervention may be predictive of increased LOS, permanent stroke, and prolonged ventilation time...
- Regional osteoporosis screening, referral, and monitoring program in community pharmacies: findings from Project ImPACT: Osteoporosis
Jean Venable Goode
Medical College of Virginia School of Pharmacy, Virginia Commonwealth University, 410 North 12th Street, P O Box 980533, Richmond, VA 23298 0533, USA
J Am Pharm Assoc (2003) 44:152-60. 2004
- Relational theory and cultural enhancement interventions for African American adolescent girls
Faye Z Belgrave
Department of Psychology, Virginia Commonwealth University, P O Box 842018, Richmond, VA 23284 2018, USA
Public Health Rep 117:S76-81. 2002
..This study tested the effectiveness of two culturally appropriate substance abuse prevention intervention programs for African American girls...
- Teens' knowledge of risk factors for sports injuries
Cynthia W Ward
Central Health Lynchburg General Hospital, Lynchburg, VA, USA
J Sch Nurs 20:216-20. 2004
..The study found that the teens in this small Virginia town have a high level of involvement in sports and other physical activity and good general knowledge of sports ..
- Sexual abuse of vulnerable young and old women: a comparative analysis of circumstances and outcomes
Karen A Roberto
Center for Gerontology, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Violence Against Women 11:473-504. 2005
..Perpetrators were prosecuted and convicted in six cases. About 12% of the women continued to be at risk of further sexual abuse...
- An economic analysis of health plan conversions: are they in the public interest?
Nancy Dean Beaulieu
Harvard Business School, USA
Front Health Policy Res 7:129-77. 2004
- Functional status improvement in the elderly following coronary artery bypass graft
Scott D Barnett
Inova Heart Institute, Fairfax Hospital, 3300 Gallows Rd, Falls Church, VA 22042, USA
J Nurs Care Qual 18:281-7. 2003
..5%) compared to men (+0.7%). These findings suggest that elderly persons can expect postsurgical functional status to increase steadily during the first 2 years after surgery...
- Environmental and human demographic features associated with epizootic raccoon rabies in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia
Meghan E Jones
Community Health Assessment and Service Evaluation Unit, Northeast Health District, Athens, Georgia 30605, USA
J Wildl Dis 39:869-74. 2003
..testing positive for rabies were obtained from rabies surveillance databases from Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia (USA). Environmental and demographic data for the three states were obtained from public sources...