- Epidemiology of methamphetamine abuse in Missouri
James M Topolski
Missouri Institute of Mental Health, University of Missouri School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, St Louis, USA
Mo Med 104:82-8. 2007
Methamphetamine use has spread over the past decade from the West to other regions of the nation. Since 2000, Missouri has ranked first in clandestine laboratory incidents...
- Neutral metacommunity models predict fish diversity patterns in Mississippi-Missouri basin
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, E Quad, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey 08544, USA
Nature 453:220-2. 2008
..Here we show that fish diversity patterns throughout the Mississippi-Missouri River System are well described by a neutral metacommunity model coupled with an appropriate habitat capacity ..
- Disrupting evolutionary processes: the effect of habitat fragmentation on collared lizards in the Missouri Ozarks
A R Templeton
Department of Biology, Washington University, St Louis, MO 63130 4899, USA
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 98:5426-32. 2001
..These impacts are illustrated with collared lizards (Crotaphytus collaris) in the Missouri Ozarks...
- Recurrence of preeclampsia: effects of gestational age at delivery of the first pregnancy, body mass index, paternity, and interval between births
Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women s Health, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO
Am J Obstet Gynecol 199:55.e1-7. 2008
- Neighborhood conditions and risk of incident lower-body functional limitations among middle-aged African Americans
Department of Medicine and Pediatrics, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
Am J Epidemiol 163:450-8. 2006
..01 (fair/poor noise level). Sensitivity analyses showed the robustness of the findings. Poor neighborhood conditions appear to be an independent contributor to the risk of incident LBFLs in middle-aged African Americans...
- An epidemiologic investigation of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in Jefferson County, Missouri, 1998-2002
Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Jefferson City, MO 63103, USA
Neurotoxicology 29:81-6. 2008
..between 1998 and 2002 were identified to study ALS prevalence and spatial clustering in Jefferson County, Missouri, where an active lead smelter is located...
- Infection rates of Amblyomma americanum and Dermacentor variabilis by Ehrlichia chaffeensis and Ehrlichia ewingii in southwest Missouri
John G Steiert
Department of Biology, Southwest Missouri State University, Springfield, MO 65804, USA
Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 2:53-60. 2002
..Since Missouri has a high incidence of human monocytic ehrlichiosis, we investigated the prevalence of E. chaffeensis- and E...
- Theileriosis in a Missouri beef herd caused by Theileria buffeli: case report, herd investigation, ultrastructure, phylogenetic analysis, and experimental transmission
S L Stockham
Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Missouri, Columbia 65211, USA
Vet Pathol 37:11-21. 2000
..buffeli. The cow was in a herd in which all cattle originated in Missouri; 22/75 (29%) of cattle had a theilerial parasitemia and 26/75 (35%) had titers to T. buffeli of > or =1:160...
- Perceived and objective environmental measures and physical activity among urban adults
Christine M Hoehner
Prevention Research Center, Saint Louis University School of Public Health, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
Am J Prev Med 28:105-16. 2005
..However, few studies have simultaneously assessed perceptions and objectively measured environmental factors and their relative association with transportation or recreational physical activity...
- Recurrence of spontaneous versus medically indicated preterm birth
Cande V Ananth
Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Univeristy of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 1977, USA
Am J Obstet Gynecol 195:643-50. 2006
..We examined the recurrence of spontaneous and medically indicated preterm birth...
- Racial disparity in the frequency of recurrence of preterm birth
Zachary A F Kistka
Department of Pediatrics, Washington University School of Medicine and St Louis Children s Hospital, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
Am J Obstet Gynecol 196:131.e1-6. 2007
..We examined the hypothesis that black race independent of other factors increases the risk for extreme preterm birth and its frequency of recurrence at a similar gestational age...
- Epidemiology of a tuberculosis outbreak in a rural Missouri high school
Disease Investigation, Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Jefferson City, Missouri 65109, USA
Pediatrics 113:e514-9. 2004
..TB) control program even in low-incidence areas by studying a TB-contact investigation of a highly infectious high school student in rural Missouri, and 2) discuss factors that perpetuated or contained this school-based outbreak.
- Problem-based learning outcomes: ten years of experience at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine
University of Missouri Columbia School of Medicine, Columbia, Missouri, USA
Acad Med 81:617-25. 2006
To add to a previous publication from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine (UMCSOM) on students' improvement in United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Step 1 and Step 2 scores after the implementation of a ..
- Clinically relevant levels of depressive symptoms in community-dwelling middle-aged African Americans
Douglas K Miller
Division of Geriatric Medicine, School of Medicine, Saint Louis University, St Louis, Missouri, USA
J Am Geriatr Soc 52:741-8. 2004
- Blastomycosis in Missouri: epidemiology and risk factors for endemic disease
M V Cano
Division of Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases, Epidemiology Program Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
Epidemiol Infect 131:907-14. 2003
Between 1992 and 1999, 93 cases of blastomycosis, including 25 laboratory confirmed cases, were identified in Missouri (annual incidence, 0.2/100,000 population)...
- Improving your new resident orientation program. A perspective from the University of Missouri-Columbia
Gretchen M Schulz
Division of General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care, Department of Surgery, University of Missouri Columbia, Columbia, Missouri 65212, USA
J Surg Educ 64:124-7. 2007
- One decade of self exclusion: Missouri casino self-excluders four to ten years after enrollment
Sarah E Nelson
Division on Addictions, Cambridge Health Alliance, 101 Station Landing, Medford, MA 02155, USA
J Gambl Stud 26:129-44. 2010
..The current study assessed the experiences of a sample (N = 113) of Missouri self-excluders (SEs) for as long as 10 years after their initial enrollment in the Missouri Voluntary Exclusion ..
- Retest reliability of self-reported function, self-care, and disease history
Elena M Andresen
Department of Health Services Research, Management, and Policy, College of Public Health and Health Professions, University of Florida Health Sciences Center, Gainesville, FL 32610 0195, USA
Med Care 43:93-7. 2005
..However, compared with objective data based on physiologic or laboratory tests, self-reports may suffer from lower accuracy and reliability. In addition, few reports examine reliability in population subgroups, such as black adults...
- Analyzing a community-based coalition's efforts to reduce health disparities and the risk for chronic disease in Kansas City, Missouri
Vicki L Collie-Akers
Work Group for Community Health and Development, 1000 Sunnyside Ave, Dole Center, Room 4082, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045, USA
Prev Chronic Dis 4:A66. 2007
..S. population, less is understood about how to create conditions that will reduce these disparities...
- Baseline concentrations of trace elements in residential soils from Southeastern Missouri
Co operative Research Programs, Lincoln University, 307 Foster Hall, 904 Chestnut Street, Jefferson City, MO 65101, USA
Environ Monit Assess 140:69-81. 2008
..preliminary survey of trace elements content and their availability in residential soils from New Madrid County, Missouri was undertaken. Mean elemental concentrations (mg kg(-1), dry wt) of sixty two soil samples were: As 6.6, Be 0...
- Integrating baseline health status data collection into the process of care
J A Spertus
Section of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, University of Missouri Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Jt Comm J Qual Improv 27:369-80. 2001
..The Mid America Heart Institute of Saint Luke's Hospital (Kansas City, Mo), attempted to integrate the collection of health status assessments within the process of performing coronary revascularization...
- Microbiologic evaluation of patients from Missouri with erythema migrans
Gary P Wormser
Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY 10595, USA
Clin Infect Dis 40:423-8. 2005
..Therefore, B. lonestari is considered to be a leading candidate for the etiologic agent of EM in this region...
- Biomonitoring of lead, zinc, and cadmium in streams draining lead-mining and non-mining areas, southeast Missouri, USA
John M Besser
US Geological Survey, Columbia Environmental Research Center, 4200 New Haven Road, Columbia, MO 65201, USA
Environ Monit Assess 129:227-41. 2007
..of aquatic biota to lead (Pb), zinc (Zn), and cadmium (Cd) in streams draining a Pb-mining district in southeast Missouri. Samples of plant biomass (detritus, periphyton, and filamentous algae), invertebrates (snails, crayfish, and ..
- Mortality in workers in poultry slaughtering/processing plants: the Missouri poultry cohort study
G F Netto
Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
Occup Environ Med 60:784-8. 2003
..It is not known whether these viruses cause cancer in humans also. Epidemiological studies investigating this issue are scarce...
- Characteristics and gender differences among self-excluded casino problem gamblers: Missouri data
School of Social Welfare, University of Missouri St Louis, 8001 Natural Bridge Road Lucas Hall 590, St Louis, MO 63121, USA
J Gambl Stud 22:81-99. 2006
..demographic and gambling-related characteristics of 2670 problem gamblers participating in a state-administered (Missouri) casino self-exclusion program between 2001 and 2003. Female (n=1298, 48.4%) and male (n=1372, 51...
- Health-related quality of life in middle-aged African Americans
Fredric D Wolinsky
College of Public Health, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242, USA
J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 59:S118-23. 2004
- Influence of prescribed burns on the abundance of Amblyomma americanum (Acari: Ixodidae) in the Missouri Ozarks
Brian F Allan
Department of Biology, Washington University in Saint Louis, One Brookings Drive, St Louis, MO 63130, USA
J Med Entomol 46:1030-6. 2009
..hickory (Carya spp.) forests in the Missouri Ozarks, USA, has considerable potential to alter the abundance of Amblyomma americanum (L...
- Pregnancy intentions, pregnancy attitudes, and the use of prenatal care in Missouri
M R Sable
School of Social Work, University of Missouri Columbia 65211 4470, USA
Matern Child Health J 2:155-65. 1998
This study uses data from 2378 mothers of live-born infants from the NICHD/Missouri Maternal and Infant Health Survey to examine the relationship between pregnancy intention and adequacy of prenatal care.
- First occurrence of Ochlerotatus japonicus in Missouri
Tyson Research Center, Biology Department, Washington University in St Louis, Eureka, MO 63025, USA
J Vector Ecol 30:347-8. 2005
- Application of the Concerns-Based Adoption Model to the installation of telemedicine in a rural Missouri nursing home
Jane M Armer
Sinclair School of Nursing, Ellis Fischel Cancer Center, University of Missouri Columbia, 65211, USA
J Nurses Staff Dev 20:42-9. 2004
..and product (computer) of the telemedicine technologies in a rural nursing home setting in Missouri. Three rural counties of the 23 Missouri Telemedicine Network sites were chosen to pilot implementation of the ..
- Characterization of solid waste disposed at Columbia Sanitary Landfill in Missouri
Office of Social Economic Data Analysis, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211, USA
Waste Manag Res 23:62-71. 2005
..The result of this study was also compared with a 1987 Columbia, Missouri study conducted by EIERA (1987), with studies conducted in other states such as Minnesota, Wisconsin, Oregon and ..
- A case study of the use of telemedicine by advanced practice nurses in rural Missouri
Jane M Armer
Sinclair School of Nursing, Ellis Fischel Cancer Center, University of Missouri Columbia, Columbia, Missouri 65211, USA
J Contin Educ Nurs 34:226-33. 2003
..The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of newly implemented telemedicine systems on rural practice and patient care in the Missouri Telemedicine Network.
- Rates of continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis-associated peritonitis at the University of Missouri
School of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Nephrology, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri 65212, USA
Adv Perit Dial 21:72-5. 2005
..Many factors have contributed to the reduction of PD-associated peritonitis rates at our center Improved connectology, catheter care, and patient education play key roles in the reduction of peritonitis...
- Frequency of eating homegrown produce is associated with higher intake among parents and their preschool-aged children in rural Missouri
Marilyn S Nanney
University of Utah, Health Promotion and Education Department, 1901 E So Campus Drive Annex 2115, Salt Lake City, Utah 84112, USA
J Am Diet Assoc 107:577-84. 2007
..The purpose of this study was to identify whether or not there are associations between frequency of eating homegrown produce among rural parents and their preschool children and overall intake...
- Bioterrorism knowledge and educational participation of nurses in Missouri
Institute for Biosecurity, Division of Environmental and Occupational Health, Saint Louis University School of Public Health, 3545 Lafayette Avenue, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
J Contin Educ Nurs 41:67-76. 2010
..Nurses are integral to bioterrorism preparedness, but nurses' bioterrorism preparedness knowledge has not been evaluated well...
- Spatial controls of occurrence and spread of wildfires in the Missouri Ozark Highlands
School of Natural Resources, University of Missouri, 203 ABNR Building, Columbia, Missouri 65211, USA
Ecol Appl 18:1212-25. 2008
..The application of spatial point pattern data analysis would also be valuable to researchers working on landscape forest fire models to integrate historical ignition location patterns in fire simulation...
- An epizootic of hemorrhagic disease in white-tailed deer in Missouri
Missouri Department of Conservation, Columbia 65201, USA
J Wildl Dis 36:588-91. 2000
As part of a white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) survival study in Missouri (USA) we were actively monitoring 97 radio-collared deer when 8 (8%) died...
- Mating patterns of black oak Quercus velutina (Fagaceae) in a Missouri oak-hickory forest
Juan F Fernandez-Manjarres
Laboratoire d Ecologie, Systematique et Evolution, Bat 360, Université Paris 11 Sud, 91405 Orsay Cedex, France
J Hered 97:451-5. 2006
..and the size of the effective pollination neighborhood in a population of black oak, Quercus velutina, in a Missouri oak-hickory forest...
- Perinatal periods of risk: analysis of fetal-infant mortality rates in Kansas City, Missouri
Kansas City Health Department, Office of Epidemiology and Community Health Monitoring, Kansas City, MS, USA
Matern Child Health J 9:199-205. 2005
..Periods of Risk (PPOR) technique was used to analyze resident fetal and infant death data from Kansas City, Missouri, for the period 1998-2002...
- Overweight among low-income preschool children associated with the consumption of sweet drinks: Missouri, 1999-2002
Jean A Welsh
Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Mailstop K 25, 4770 Buford Hwy NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30341 3717, USA
Pediatrics 115:e223-9. 2005
..To examine the association between sweet drink consumption and overweight among preschool children...
- Host associations and seasonal occurrence of Haemaphysalis leporispalustris, Ixodes brunneus, I. cookei, I. dentatus, and I. texanus (Acari: Ixodidae) in Southeastern Missouri
Thomas M Kollars
Entomological Sciences Program, Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine, E5800, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21014, USA
J Med Entomol 40:103-7. 2003
..and Ixodes texanus Banks were collected during a 3-yr study of pathogen-tick-host interactions in southeastern Missouri. H...
- Association of maternal smoking status with breastfeeding practices: Missouri, 2005
Thomas M Weiser
Epidemic Intelligence Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Pediatrics 124:1603-10. 2009
..We sought to determine the association of smoking status as a risk factor for reduced initiation and duration of breastfeeding...
- Prospective clinical evaluation of patients from Missouri and New York with erythema migrans-like skin lesions
Gary P Wormser
Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, New York Medical College, Valhalla 10595, USA
Clin Infect Dis 41:958-65. 2005
..An illness associated with an EM-like skin lesion, but which is not caused by B. burgdorferi, occurs in many southern states in the United States (southern tick-associated rash illness [STARI], also known as Masters disease)...
- Using social network analysis to understand Missouri's system of public health emergency planners
Jenine K Harris
Saint Louis University School of Public Health, St Louis, MO, USA
Public Health Rep 122:488-98. 2007
..This study examined the human infrastructure of the Missouri public health emergency planning system in 2006.
- Intersexes in Mississippi River shovelnose sturgeon sampled below Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
J C Harshbarger
Department of Pathology, George Washington University Medical Center, Washington, DC 20037, USA
Mar Environ Res 50:247-50. 2000
The Missouri Department of Conservation detected high organochlorine levels in tissues of fish from the Mississippi River south of Saint Louis...
- DNA evidence of Borrelia lonestari in Amblyomma americanum (Acari: Ixodidae) in southeast Missouri
Rendi Murphree Bacon
Division of Vector Borne Infectious Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Ft Collins, CO 80521, USA
J Med Entomol 40:590-2. 2003
Amblyomma americanum collected near Lake Wappapello, Missouri, tested positive for Borrelia lonestari using polymerase chain reaction and sequence analyses of B. lonestari 16S rRNA and flagellin (flaB) genes...
- Association of ventricular arrhythmias detected by implantable cardioverter defibrillator and ambient air pollutants in the St Louis, Missouri metropolitan area
D Q Rich
Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
Occup Environ Med 63:591-6. 2006
..It has previously been reported that the risk of ventricular arrhythmias is positively associated with ambient air pollution among patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD) in Boston...
- Health and economic burden of traumatic brain injury: Missouri, 2001-2005
Noaman A Kayani
Division of Community and Public Health, Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Jefferson City, MO 65102 0570, USA
Public Health Rep 124:551-60. 2009
We examined the financial and social costs resulting from traumatic brain injury (TBI) in Missouri.
- Description of Missouri children who suffer burn injuries
K S Quayle
Department of Pediatrics, Washington University School of Medicine, USA
Inj Prev 6:255-8. 2000
This study uses Missouri's inpatient and outpatient E code data system to describe the demographic characteristics of Missouri children who suffered burn injuries during 1994 and 1995.
- Child maltreatment in Missouri: combining data for public health surveillance
Patricia G Schnitzer
Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri 65212, USA
Am J Prev Med 27:379-84. 2004
Public health surveillance was established for nonfatal child maltreatment in Missouri using two data sources...
- Maternal prepregnancy body mass index and delivery of a preterm infant in missouri 1998-2000
Teresa S Johnson
College of Nursing, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI 53201, USA
Public Health Nurs 26:3-13. 2009
..To determine risk of delivering a preterm infant (<37 weeks) in overweight/obese women...
- Missouri casino self-excluders: distributions across time and space
Richard A LaBrie
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
J Gambl Stud 23:231-43. 2007
..on the distribution, both temporally and geographically, of 6,599 people who applied to exclude themselves from Missouri casinos between November, 1996 and February, 2004...
- Detection and multigenic characterization of a herpesvirus associated with malignant catarrhal fever in white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) from Missouri
Steven B Kleiboeker
Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory and Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri 65211, USA
J Clin Microbiol 40:1311-8. 2002
- Outbreak of echovirus 18 meningitis in a rural Missouri community
Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Jefferson City, MO, USA
Mo Med 106:420-4. 2009
This is a case-control study of viral meningitis outbreak in Perry County, Missouri. All case-patients had viral meningitis per routine CSF analysis or PCR testing. Enterovirus VP1-specific RT-PCR and sequencing was performed on CSF...
- Detection of pathogenic Ehrlichia in ticks collected at acquisition sites of human ehrlichiosis in Missouri
Department of Pediatrics, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri, USA
Mo Med 101:132-6. 2004
We collected 385 ticks from sites in Missouri associated with human monocytic ehrlichiosis. Using PCR, we detected E. chaffeensis or E...
- Detection of Ehrlichia spp. in the blood of wild white-tailed deer in Missouri by PCR assay and serologic analysis
Max Q Arens
Department of Pediatrics, Washington University School of Medicine and St Louis Children s Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri 63110, USA
J Clin Microbiol 41:1263-5. 2003
Blood samples collected from wild deer in Missouri in November of 2000 and 2001 were positive by PCR assays for Ehrlichia chaffeensis (50 of 217; 23%), Ehrlichia ewingii (44 of 217; 20%), and Anaplasma species (214 of 217; 99%)...
- A pilot study to determine whether disability and disease activity are different in African-American and Caucasian patients with rheumatoid arthritis in St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Ulker Tok Iren
Division of Rheumatology, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri 63110, USA
J Rheumatol 32:602-8. 2005
- Clinical and epidemiologic characterization of WU polyomavirus infection, St. Louis, Missouri
Binh Minh Le
Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri, USA
Emerg Infect Dis 13:1936-8. 2007
..Of 2,637 respiratory samples tested in St. Louis, Missouri, 2.7% were positive for WU polyomavirus by PCR, and 71% were coinfected with other respiratory viruses...
- The Missouri experience in providing tools and resources to promote community assessment
Center for Health Information Management and Evaluation, Missouri Department of Health, Jefferson City, Missouri, USA
J Public Health Manag Pract 8:14-9. 2002
The Missouri Department of Health (MDOH) has dedicated staff that provides technical assistance to communities that are conducting assessments and intervention strategies to meet community health needs...
- Perfluorinated compounds in whole fish homogenates from the Ohio, Missouri, and Upper Mississippi Rivers, USA
Human Exposure and Atmospheric Sciences Division, National Exposure Research Laboratory, US Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711, USA
Environ Pollut 156:1227-32. 2008
..compounds (PFCs) in whole fish homogenate is presented and applied to 60 fish samples collected from the Ohio, Missouri, and upper Mississippi Rivers in 2005...
- The Charles Drew program in Missouri: a description of a partnership among a blood center and several hospitals to address the care of patients with sickle cell disease
E J Isaak
Missouri Illinois Region, American Red Cross Blood Services, 4050 Lindell Boulevard, Saint Louis, MO 63108, USA
Immunohematology 22:112-6. 2006
..Program, a partnership among a blood center and several hospitals affiliated with academic medical centers in Missouri, provides RBCs for the care of patients with SCD...
- A community-wide media campaign to promote walking in a Missouri town
Ricardo J Wray
Saint Louis University School of Public Health, 3545 Lafayette Ave, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
Prev Chronic Dis 2:A04. 2005
- Lead, zinc, copper, and cadmium in fish and sediments from the Big River and Flat River Creek of Missouri's Old Lead Belt
Nord L Gale
Department of Biological Sciences, University of Missouri Rolla, 105 Schrenk Hall, Rolla, MO 65409 1120, USA
Environ Geochem Health 26:37-49. 2004
The Old Lead Belt of Missouri was a major lead-producing region for over a century. Several large tailings piles and other industrial wastes remain behind, though mining operations in the region ceased in 1972...
- Racial disparities in diabetes-related preventive care: results from the Missouri Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
Joseph William LeMaster
Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Missouri Columbia School of Medicine, M241A Health Sciences Bldg DC032 00, Columbia, MO 65212, USA
Prev Chronic Dis 3:A86. 2006
Racial disparities exist in the rates of diabetes complications in the United States and in the state of Missouri. It is unclear to what degree such disparities involve diabetes-related preventive care...
- Review of the professional medical liability insurance crisis: lessons from Missouri
Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Women s Health, St Louis University, MO, USA
Am J Obstet Gynecol 190:1534-8; discussion 1538-40. 2004
..This study was undertaken to document and generalize the professional liability insurance (PLI) crisis...
- Cross-sectional and longitudinal risk factors for falls, fear of falling, and falls efficacy in a cohort of middle-aged African Americans
Elena M Andresen
Rehabilitation Outcomes Research Center, Research Services, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Gainesville, FL, USA
Gerontologist 46:249-57. 2006
..The purpose of this study is to cross-sectionally and longitudinally identify risk factors for falls, fear of falling, and falls efficacy in late-middle-aged African Americans...
- The emergence of Neisseria gonorrhoeae with decreased susceptibility to Azithromycin in Kansas City, Missouri, 1999 to 2000
Catherine A McLean
Division of STD Prevention, Division of AIDS, STD, and TB Laboratory Research Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
Sex Transm Dis 31:73-8. 2004
..0 microg/mL) in the United States. GOAL The goal of this study was to identify risk factors for AziDS N. gonorrhoeae and to describe isolate microbiology...
- Geographic clustering of adequate diagnostic follow-up after abnormal screening results for breast cancer among low-income women in Missouri
Department of Medicine, Division of Health Behavior Research, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63108, USA
Ann Epidemiol 17:704-12. 2007
..variation in adequacy of diagnostic follow-up (ADFU) after abnormal breast cancer screening results across Missouri's counties and census tracts, (2) whether various personal characteristics or area poverty account for any ..
- Racial and geographic differences in mammography screening in St. Louis City: a multilevel study
Department of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO, USA
J Urban Health 85:677-92. 2008
..These findings suggest that there may be a greater need for increasing mammography use among white women, especially in the historic cluster area of late-stage breast cancer in St. Louis...
- 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
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...
- Predominance of Ehrlichia ewingii in Missouri dogs
Allison M Liddell
Department of Internal Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri, USA
J Clin Microbiol 41:4617-22. 2003
To investigate the species distribution of Ehrlichia present in Missouri dogs, we tested 78 dogs suspected of having acute ehrlichiosis and 10 healthy dogs...
- Clinical findings associated with radiographic pneumonia in nursing home residents
D R Mehr
Department of Family and Community Medicine, M228 Medical Sciences Bldg, University of Missouri Columbia, Columbia, MO 65212, USA
J Fam Pract 50:931-7. 2001
..We sought to identify clinical findings (signs, symptoms, and simple laboratory studies) associated with radiographic pneumonia in sick nursing home residents...
- Dietary heterocyclic amines and the risk of lung cancer among Missouri women
Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland 20892, USA
Cancer Res 60:3753-6. 2000
..of 593 cases and 623 frequency-matched controls including both nonsmoking and smoking women was conducted in Missouri. An administered food frequency questionnaire with detailed questions on meat consumption, degrees of internal ..
- A comparison of rural and urban anticoagulation management of atrial fibrillation in a southwest Missouri health system
Alexander R Hover
St John s Physicians and Clinics, St John s Regional Health System, Department of Quality Resources, Springfield, Missouri, USA
Mo Med 100:94-7. 2003
..Urban practices were found to have 95 percent of the cases receiving warfarin, 95 percent confidence interval (90-100). Rural practices were found to have 97 percent of the cases anticoagulated, 95 percent confidence interval (88-99)...
- The prevalence of arthritis and activity limitation and their predictors in Missouri
Joseph A Vradenburg
Division of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Missouri Department of Health, Jefferson City 65102 0570, USA
J Community Health 27:91-107. 2002
..7% of Missourians had arthritis. By 2020, an estimated 20% of Missourians will have this condition. We examined Missouri's prevalence of self-reported physician-diagnosed arthritis, chronic joint symptoms, and activity limitation due ..
- Zinc and lead poisoning in wild birds in the tri-state mining district (Oklahoma, Kansas, and Missouri)
W N Beyer
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, United States Geological Survey, BARC East, 10300 Baltimore Ave, Beltsville, Maryland 20705, USA
Arch Environ Contam Toxicol 48:108-17. 2005
The Tri-State Mining District (Oklahoma, Kansas, and Missouri) is contaminated with Pb, Cd, and Zn from mining, milling and smelting...
- Outbreak of cyclosporiasis associated with basil in Missouri in 1999
A S Lopez
Division of Parasitic Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
Clin Infect Dis 32:1010-7. 2001
..1999, an outbreak of cyclosporiasis occurred among attendees of 2 events held on 24 July in different counties in Missouri. We conducted retrospective cohort studies of the 2 clusters of cases, which comprised 62 case patients...
- Gonorrhea and chlamydia infection among women visiting family planning clinics: racial variation in prevalence and predictors
Lisa A Einwalter
University of Iowa, College of Public Health, Iowa City, IA, USA
Perspect Sex Reprod Health 37:135-40. 2005
..Because of the potential impact of these infections on women's reproductive health, it is important to determine whether different factors are predictive of infection in women of different races...
- Role of mental illness in drug use by urban pregnant heavy smokers
Felix A Okah
Section of Neonatal Perinatal Medicine, Children s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri 64108, USA
Am J Perinatol 21:299-304. 2004
..We abstracted data from the State of Missouri Risk Appraisal of Pregnant Women database on 239 (115 black and 124 white) women who attended an inner-city ..
- Development and validation of a simple NAFLD clinical scoring system for identifying patients without advanced disease
S A Harrison
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, USA
Gut 57:1441-7. 2008
..Clinical predictors of advanced non-alcoholic liver disease (NAFLD) are needed to guide diagnostic evaluation and treatment...
- Cultural relevancy of a diabetes prevention nutrition program for African American women
James Herbert Williams
Washington University, George Warren Brown School of Social Work, in St Louis, Missouri, USA
Health Promot Pract 7:56-67. 2006
..Conclusions suggest that participatory strategies can be effective in designing culturally specific prevention programs for African American women...
- Fetal mortality: timing of racial disparities
Office of Epidemiology and Community Health Monitoring, Kansas City Health Department, Kansas City, Missouri 64108, USA
J Natl Med Assoc 99:1258-61. 2007
..singleton fetal deaths and live births between non-Hispanic blacks and non-Hispanic whites in three counties of Missouri using gestational age- and weight-specific analyses...
- Osteoporosis screening is unjustifiably low in older African-American women
Consuelo H Wilkins
Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63108, USA
J Natl Med Assoc 96:461-7. 2004
..This study assesses the osteoporosis screening practices and the frequency of low bone density in a primarily African-American population of older women...
- Characteristics and circumstances of falls in a hospital setting: a prospective analysis
Eileen B Hitcho
Department of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
J Gen Intern Med 19:732-9. 2004
..To describe the epidemiology of hospital inpatient falls, including characteristics of patients who fall, circumstances of falls, and fall-related injuries...
- Laser assistance for extraction of chronically implanted endocardial leads: infectious versus noninfectious indications
Sydney L Gaynor
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri 63110 1013, USA
Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 29:1352-8. 2006
..The purpose of this study was to develop an algorithm to better predict which patients are likely to benefit from these devices...
- Pregnancy outcomes of adolescents enrolled in a CenteringPregnancy program
Mary Alice Grady
Teen Pregnancy Center, Barnes Jewish Hospital, USA
J Midwifery Womens Health 49:412-20. 2004
..Louis, Missouri. Evaluation data suggest that the model has encouraged excellent health care compliance, satisfaction with ..
- Attitudes toward victims of rape: effects of gender, race, religion, and social class
Department of Pathology, Saint Louis University, USA
J Interpers Violence 20:725-37. 2005
..This study builds on existing research that examines such attitudes from a cultural perspective and extends this literature by examining the interactive effects of several demographic variables within a community sample...
- Parenting style and adolescent smoking
Kristin Koetting O'Byrne
Department of Psychology, University of Missouri Kansas City, 64110, USA
J Adolesc Health 30:418-25. 2002
- Socioeconomic factors and adolescent pregnancy outcomes: distinctions between neonatal and post-neonatal deaths?
Barry P Markovitz
Saint Louis University School of Public Health, St, Louis, Missouri, USA
BMC Public Health 5:79. 2005
..We sought to investigate the relationships between infant mortality (distinguishing neonatal from post-neonatal deaths), socioeconomic status and maternal age in a large, retrospective cohort study...
- Changes in prepregnancy body mass index between pregnancies and risk of primary cesarean delivery
Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 1977, USA
Am J Obstet Gynecol 197:376.e1-7. 2007
..The objective of the study was to examine whether the risk and indications for primary cesarean in the second pregnancy are influenced by changes in prepregnancy body mass index (BMI) between pregnancies...
- Preeclampsia in the parous woman: who is at risk?
Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Women s Health, School of Medicine, St Louis University, USA
Am J Obstet Gynecol 187:425-9. 2002
..The purpose of this study was to identify risk factors for preeclampsia in second pregnancies and to determine whether gestational age at delivery in the first pregnancy increases the risk of recurrent preeclampsia...
- Circumstances of patient falls and injuries in 9 hospitals in a midwestern healthcare system
Melissa J Krauss
Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 28:544-50. 2007
..Preventing hospital falls and injuries requires knowledge of fall and injury circumstances. Our objectives were to determine whether reported fall circumstances differ among hospitals and to identify predictors of fall-related injury...
- Short- and long-term attributable costs of Clostridium difficile-associated disease in nonsurgical inpatients
Erik R Dubberke
Washington University School of Medicine, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
Clin Infect Dis 46:497-504. 2008
..There are few data on the short-term and long-term attributable costs of CDAD. The objective of this study was to determine the acute and 180-day attributable inpatient costs of CDAD...
- The influence of infection on hospital mortality for patients requiring > 48 h of intensive care
Pulmonary and Critical Care Division, Washington University School of Medicine, 660 South Euclid Avenue, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
Chest 124:1021-9. 2003
..To determine the influence of microbiologically confirmed infection on hospital mortality among patients requiring intensive care for > 48 h...
- Further evidence for the importance of subclinical functional limitation and subclinical disability assessment in gerontology and geriatrics
Fredric D Wolinsky
University of Iowa, and Iowa City Veterans Administration Medical Center, IA, USA
J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 60:S146-51. 2005
- Racial disparity and modifiable risk factors among infants dying suddenly and unexpectedly
Department of Pediatrics, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri 63110, USA
Pediatrics 111:E127-31. 2003
..Death rates attributable to AS and UD are also higher in African Americans (AAs) than in other races (non-AA). The potential contribution of unsafe sleep practices to this overall disparity in death rates is uncertain...
- Race and socioeconomic differences in post-settlement outcomes for African American and Caucasian Workers' Compensation claimants with low back injuries
John T Chibnall
Department of Psychiatry, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, 1221 S Grand Blvd St Louis, MO 63104, USA
Pain 114:462-72. 2005
..The study was a population-based telephone survey conducted in three population centers in Missouri. Post-settlement outcomes were predicted from claimant demographics (race, age, gender); socioeconomic status (..
- Improving clinic- and neighborhood-based smoking cessation services within federally qualified health centers serving low-income, minority neighborhoods
Department of Health Behavior Research, Washington University, St Louis, MO 63108, USA
Nicotine Tob Res 7:S45-56. 2005
..Thus, participatory approaches to system changes and quality improvement can enhance clinic- and neighborhood-based smoking cessation services within health centers serving low-income, minority populations...
- Legacies of advantage and disadvantage: the case of teen mothers
Saint Louis University School of Nursing, St Louis, Missouri 63104 1099, USA
Public Health Nurs 24:409-20. 2007
..The life trajectories of teen mothers and their children were examined with data from a larger longitudinal study...
- HIV-associated histories, perceptions, and practices among low-income African American women: does rural residence matter?
Richard A Crosby
Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, 1518 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
Am J Public Health 92:655-9. 2002
..This study compared HIV-associated sexual health history, risk perceptions, and sexual risk behaviors of low-income rural and nonrural African American women...
- Perinatal periods of risk analysis of infant mortality in Jackson County, Missouri
Office of Epidemiology and Community Health Monitoring, Kansas City Health Department, Kansas City, Missouri 64108, USA
J Public Health Manag Pract 13:270-7. 2007
..This article demonstrates the application of PPOR analysis using infant mortality in Jackson County, Missouri. While the PPOR consists of two phases, this analysis was restricted to the initial phase of the overall process...