- Engaging and recruiting counties in an experiment on implementing evidence-based practice in California
Center for Research to Practice, 392 E 3rd Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401, USA
Adm Policy Ment Health 35:250-60. 2008
..Foster Care (an evidence-based intervention that crosses child public service systems) in 40 non-early adopting California counties is described...
- Cigarette smoking among lesbians, gays, and bisexuals: how serious a problem? (United States)
California Department of Health Services, Tobacco Control Section, Sacramento, CA 95899 7413, USA
Cancer Causes Control 15:797-803. 2004
- Impact of a century of climate change on small-mammal communities in Yosemite National Park, USA
Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
Science 322:261-4. 2008
..Grinnell's early-20th century survey across a 3000-meter-elevation gradient that spans Yosemite National Park, California, USA...
- Factors associated with death or hospitalization due to pandemic 2009 influenza A(H1N1) infection in California
Janice K Louie
California Department of Public Health, 850 Marina Bay Pkwy, Richmond, CA 94804, USA
JAMA 302:1896-902. 2009
Pandemic influenza A(H1N1) emerged rapidly in California in April 2009. Preliminary comparisons with seasonal influenza suggest that pandemic 2009 influenza A(H1N1) disproportionately affects younger ages and causes generally mild disease.
- The 2006 California heat wave: impacts on hospitalizations and emergency department visits
Health and Environment Program, Natural Resources Defense Council, New York, New York 10011 4231, USA
Environ Health Perspect 117:61-7. 2009
..Climate models project that heat waves will increase in frequency and severity. Despite many studies of mortality from heat waves, few studies have examined morbidity...
- Molecular and biogeochemical evidence for ammonia oxidation by marine Crenarchaeota in the Gulf of California
J Michael Beman
Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA
ISME J 2:429-41. 2008
..and AOB abundances by quantitative PCR analysis of ammonia monooxygenase subunit A (amoA) genes, in the Gulf of California. Based on markedly different archaeal amoA sequence types in the upper water column (60 m) and oxygen minimum ..
- Seasonal transmission of bluetongue virus by Culicoides sonorensis (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) at a southern California dairy and evaluation of vectorial capacity as a predictor of bluetongue virus transmission
A C Gerry
Department of Entomology, University of California, Riverside 92521, USA
J Med Entomol 38:197-209. 2001
..sonorensis Wirth & Jones for the transmission of bluetongue (BLU) virus was examined at a southern California dairy from January 1995 to December 1997...
- A multicounty analysis identifying the populations vulnerable to mortality associated with high ambient temperature in California
Air Pollution Epidemiology Section, California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
Am J Epidemiol 168:632-7. 2008
..between ambient temperature and mortality has been established worldwide, including the authors' prior study in California. Here, they examined cause-specific mortality, age, race/ethnicity, gender, and educational level to identify ..
- Descriptive analysis of estrogen receptor (ER)-negative, progesterone receptor (PR)-negative, and HER2-negative invasive breast cancer, the so-called triple-negative phenotype: a population-based study from the California cancer Registry
Katrina R Bauer
Public Health Institute California Cancer Registry, Sacramento, California 95815 4402, USA
Cancer 109:1721-8. 2007
..The triple-negative phenotype is important because of its relation to the basal-like subtype of breast cancer...
- Genetic variation of Citrus tristeza virus isolates from California and Spain: evidence for mixed infections and recombination
Plant Pathology Department, University of California, Davis, California 95616, USA
J Virol 75:8054-62. 2001
..variation of four genomic regions within and between 30 Citrus tristeza virus (CTV) isolates from Spain and California. Our analyses showed that most isolates contained a population of sequence variants, with one being predominant...
- Invasive annual grasses indirectly increase virus incidence in California native perennial bunchgrasses
Carolyn M Malmstrom
Department of Plant Biology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
Oecologia 145:153-64. 2005
In California valley grasslands, Avena fatua L. and other exotic annual grasses have largely displaced native perennial bunchgrasses such as Elymus glaucus Buckley and Nassella pulchra (A. Hitchc.) Barkworth...
- A public health model for the molecular surveillance of HIV transmission in San Diego, California
Davey M Smith
University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093 0679, USA
AIDS 23:225-32. 2009
..Here, we investigate how molecular epidemiology can be used to identify highly related HIV networks within a population and how voluntary contact tracing of sexual partners can be used to selectively target these networks...
- Maternal residence near agricultural pesticide applications and autism spectrum disorders among children in the California Central Valley
Eric M Roberts
Public Health Institute, Oakland, California 94804, USA
Environ Health Perspect 115:1482-9. 2007
..Ambient levels of pesticides ("pesticide drift") are detectable at residences near agricultural field sites...
- Incidence and prevalence of uveitis in Northern California; the Northern California Epidemiology of Uveitis Study
David C Gritz
Department of Ophthalmology, The Permanente Medical Group, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Oakland, CA, USA
Ophthalmology 111:491-500; discussion 500. 2004
To determine the incidence and prevalence of uveitis in a large, well-defined population in Northern California.
- Health effects of the 2003 Southern California wildfires on children
Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Am J Respir Crit Care Med 174:1221-8. 2006
In late October 2003, Southern California wildfires burned more than 3,000 km2. The wildfires produced heavy smoke that affected several communities participating in the University of Southern California Children's Health Study (CHS).
- Association between local traffic-generated air pollution and preeclampsia and preterm delivery in the south coast air basin of California
Program in Public Health, College of Health Sciences, University of California, Irvine, California 92697 7555, USA
Environ Health Perspect 117:1773-9. 2009
..Increasing evidence suggests that air pollution adversely affects pregnancy outcomes. Yet few studies have examined how local traffic-generated emissions affect preeclampsia in addition to preterm birth...
- Escherichia coli O157:H7 in feral swine near spinach fields and cattle, central California coast
Michele T Jay
California Department of Public Health, Richmond, California, USA
Emerg Infect Dis 13:1908-11. 2007
..and surface waterways with Escherichia coli O157:H7 after a nationwide outbreak traced to bagged spinach from California. Isolates from feral swine, cattle, surface water, sediment, and soil at 1 ranch were matched to the outbreak ..
- Food insecurity is associated with increased risk of obesity in California women
Elizabeth J Adams
Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Colorado State University, Fort Collins 80523, USA
J Nutr 133:1070-4. 2003
..Patterns of food insecurity in California women are described and relationships between food insecurity and obesity (body mass index > or = 30 kg/m(2)) ..
- Weather changes associated with hospitalizations for cardiovascular diseases and stroke in California, 1983-1998
K L Ebi
Exponent Health Group, 1800 Diagonal Road, Suite 355, Alexandria, VA 22314, USA
Int J Biometeorol 49:48-58. 2004
..hospitalizations for acute myocardial infarction, angina pectoris, congestive heart failure, and stroke in three California regions...
- Partial compliance and risk of rehospitalization among California Medicaid patients with schizophrenia
Peter J Weiden
State University of New York in Brooklyn, USA
Psychiatr Serv 55:886-91. 2004
The objective of this study was to evaluate the relationship between compliance with an antipsychotic medication regimen and risk of hospitalization in a cohort of California Medicaid patients with schizophrenia.
- Human impacts, plant invasion, and imperiled plant species in California
Eric W Seabloom
Department of Zoology, Oregon State University, Corvallis, USA
Ecol Appl 16:1338-50. 2006
..Here, we examine the distribution of 834 of the more than 1000 exotic plant taxa that have become established in California, USA...
- Relationships between air pollution and preterm birth in California
National Center for Health Statistics, Hyattsville, MD, USA
Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 20:454-61. 2006
..PM(2.5) and CO monitoring data from the California Air Resources Board were linked to California birth certificate data for singletons born in 1999-2000...
- Time-space clustering of human brucellosis, California, 1973-1992
Geoffrey T Fosgate
Department of Medicine and Epidemiology, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, 95616, USA
Emerg Infect Dis 8:672-8. 2002
Infection with Brucella spp. continues to pose a human health risk in California despite great strides in eradicating the disease from domestic animals...
- Cigarette advertising and promotional strategies in retail outlets: results of a statewide survey in California
E C Feighery
Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford Center for Research in Disease Prevention, Palo Alto, California, USA
Tob Control 10:184-8. 2001
..To examine the extent and types of cigarette advertising materials in stores and to assess tobacco company compliance with the 1998 Master Settlement Agreement (MSA)...
- High subclinical West Nile virus incidence among nonvaccinated horses in northern California associated with low vector abundance and infection
Carrie F Nielsen
Graduate Group in Epidemiology, Center for Vectorborne Diseases, Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, School of Veterinary Medicine, and Department of Entomology, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
Am J Trop Med Hyg 78:45-52. 2008
..abundance and infection were monitored 3 days per week at an equine research facility at the University of California, Davis...
- Incidence and tracking of Escherichia coli O157:H7 in a major produce production region in California
Produce Safety and Microbiology Research Unit, United States Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service, Western Regional Research Center, Albany, California, United States of America
PLoS ONE 2:e1159. 2007
..produce outbreaks were documented in the United States, with nearly half traced to lettuce or spinach grown in California. Outbreaks between 2002 and 2006 induced investigations of possible sources of pre-harvest contamination on ..
- Increases in deep ocean ambient noise in the Northeast Pacific west of San Nicolas Island, California
Mark A McDonald
WhaleAcoustics, 11430 Rist Canyon Road, Bellvue, Colorado 80512, USA
J Acoust Soc Am 120:711-8. 2006
..Continuous measurements west of San Nicolas Island, California, over 138 days, spanning 2003-2004 are compared to measurements made during the 1960s at the same site...
- Prostatitis, sexually transmitted diseases, and prostate cancer: the California Men's Health Study
Epidemiology Program, Cancer Research Center of Hawai i, University of Hawai i, Honolulu, Hawai i, United States of America
PLoS ONE 5:e8736. 2010
..STDs, and prostate cancer among African American, Asian American, Latino, and White participants of the California Men's Health Study...
- Performance of prediction models for BRCA mutation carriage in three racial/ethnic groups: findings from the Northern California Breast Cancer Family Registry
Allison W Kurian
Stanford University School of Medicine, Department of Health Research and Policy, Stanford, CA 94305 5405, USA
Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 18:1084-91. 2009
..Two widely used models, BRCAPRO and BOADICEA, were developed using data from non-Hispanic Whites (NHW), but their accuracies have not been evaluated in other racial/ethnic populations...
- Relative frequency of central odontogenic tumors: a study of 1,088 cases from Northern California and comparison to studies from other parts of the world
Department of Oral Pathology and Oral Medicine, The Maurice and Gabriela Goldschleger School of Dental Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
J Oral Maxillofac Surg 64:1343-52. 2006
..To determine the relative frequency of central odontogenic tumors in relation to all biopsy specimens and to one another in an oral pathology biopsy service and to compare the data with previous studies from different parts of the world...
- A southern California freeway is a physical and social barrier to gene flow in carnivores
Seth P D Riley
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, 621 Charles Young Dr South, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
Mol Ecol 15:1733-41. 2006
- Severe 2009 H1N1 influenza in pregnant and postpartum women in California
Janice K Louie
California Department of Public Health, Richmond, CA 94804, USA
N Engl J Med 362:27-35. 2010
..Like previous epidemic and pandemic diseases, 2009 pandemic influenza A (H1N1) may pose an increased risk of severe illness in pregnant women...
- Resilience and patterns of health risk behaviors in California adolescents
University of California, Los Angeles UCLA School of Public Health, Department of Health Services, Division of Cancer Prevention and Control Research, USA
Prev Med 48:291-7. 2009
..Assess whether adolescent health risk behaviors cluster, and whether resiliency factors are associated with observed clusters...
- A comparison of LMP-based and ultrasound-based estimates of gestational age using linked California livebirth and prenatal screening records
Patricia M Dietz
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division of Reproductive Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 21:62-71. 2007
..To characterise this misclassification, we compared gestational age estimates based on LMP from California birth certificates with those based on early ultrasound from a California linked Statewide Expanded Alpha-..
- The University of California, San Francisco Cancer of the Prostate Risk Assessment score: a straightforward and reliable preoperative predictor of disease recurrence after radical prostatectomy
Matthew R Cooperberg
University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, USA
J Urol 173:1938-42. 2005
..We devised a novel risk assessment tool which would be a strong predictor of outcome across various levels of risk, and which could be easily applied and intuitively understood...
- Detection of Borrelia burgdorferi, Ehrlichia chaffeensis, and Anaplasma phagocytophilum in ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) from a coastal region of California
Department of Biological Sciences, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA 95192, USA
J Med Entomol 40:534-9. 2003
..phagocytophilum and E. chaffeensis in D. occidentalis ticks from California This study represents the first extensive survey of Lyme and the ehrlichial diseases across multiple areas of ..
- The relationship of respiratory and cardiovascular hospital admissions to the southern California wildfires of 2003
R J Delfino
Epidemiology Department, School of Medicine, University of California Irvine, 100 Theory Drive, Irvine, CA 92617 7555, USA
Occup Environ Med 66:189-97. 2009
..The relationship of cardiorespiratory hospital admissions (n = 40 856) to wildfire-related particulate matter (PM(2.5)) during catastrophic wildfires in southern California in October 2003 was evaluated.
- Parkinson's disease and residential exposure to maneb and paraquat from agricultural applications in the central valley of California
Department of Environmental Health Sciences, University of California, Berkeley, 94720 7360, USA
Am J Epidemiol 169:919-26. 2009
..validated an exposure assessment tool based on geographic information systems that integrated information from California Pesticide Use Reports and land-use maps to estimate historical exposure to agricultural pesticides in the ..
- Active smoking, household passive smoking, and breast cancer: evidence from the California Teachers Study
California Department of Health Services, Environmental Health Investigations Branch, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
J Natl Cancer Inst 96:29-37. 2004
..To date, literature addressing this question has been mixed, and the question has seldom been examined in large prospective study designs...
- Elevated house dust and serum concentrations of PBDEs in California: unintended consequences of furniture flammability standards?
Ami R Zota
Silent Spring Institute, Newton, MA, USA
Environ Sci Technol 42:8158-64. 2008
..in North America than Europe; but little is known about exposure variation within North America, where California's furniture flammability standard affects PBDE use...
- Patterns of pesticide use in California and the implications for strategies for reduction of pesticides
Department of Plant Pathology, University of California, Davis, California 95616 8680, USA
Annu Rev Phytopathol 41:351-75. 2003
We used the California Pesticide Use Reports to study use of fungicides, bactericides, fumigants, and selected insecticides, primarily for vegetable, fruit, and nut production in California from 1993 to 2000...
- Wolbachia and cytoplasmic incompatibility in the California Culex pipiens mosquito species complex: parameter estimates and infection dynamics in natural populations
Jason L Rasgon
Department of Entomology, University of California, Davis, California 95616, USA
Genetics 165:2029-38. 2003
..Our study had four goals: (1) quantify the number of Wolbachia strains circulating in the California Culex pipiens species complex, (2) investigate Wolbachia infection frequencies and distribution in natural ..
- Registry-based case-control study of cancer in California firefighters
Michael N Bates
Division of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 7360, USA
Am J Ind Med 50:339-44. 2007
..Previous studies have been small, mostly investigated cancer mortality, and suggested increased risks for brain, bladder, testicular, prostate, thyroid and colo-rectal cancers, leukemia, and melanoma...
- Incidence and effects of West Nile virus infection in vaccinated and unvaccinated horses in California
Ian A Gardner
Department of Medicine and Epidemiology, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
Vet Res 38:109-16. 2007
..used to estimate the incidence of West Nile virus (WNV) infection in a group of unvaccinated horses (n = 37) in California and compare the effects of natural WNV infection in these unvaccinated horses to a group of co-mingled ..
- Disability and preventive cancer screening: results from the 2001 California Health Interview Survey
University of California Los Angeles Center for Health Policy Research and the California Health Interview Survey, Los Angeles 90024, USA
Am J Public Health 95:2057-64. 2005
We sought to evaluate preventive cancer screening compliance among adults with disability in California.
- Ethnic differences in in-hospital place of death among older adults in California: effects of individual and contextual characteristics and medical resource supply
Nuha A Lackan
Department of Health Management and Policy, School of Public Health, University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth, Fort Worth, Texas, USA
Med Care 47:138-45. 2009
..To date, no study has investigated the role of both individual characteristics and contextual characteristics, including local health care environments, to explain ethnic differentials in end-of-life care...
- Influence of American acculturation on cigarette smoking behaviors among Asian American subpopulations in California
Department of Epidemiology, UCLA School of Public Health, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1772, USA
Nicotine Tob Res 10:579-87. 2008
Using combined data from the population-based 2001 and 2003 California Health Interview Surveys, we examined ethnic and gender-specific smoking behaviors and the effect of three acculturation indicators on cigarette smoking behavior and ..
- The association between contextual socioeconomic factors and prevalent asthma in a cohort of Southern California school children
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Soc Sci Med 65:1792-806. 2007
..the relationship of prevalent asthma to community-level indicators of SEP among 5762 children in 12 Southern California communities, using a multilevel random effects model...
- The role of organochlorines in cancer-associated mortality in California sea lions (Zalophus californianus)
Gina M Ylitalo
Environmental Conservation Division, Northwest Fisheries Science Center, National Marine Fisheries Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 2725 Montlake Boulevard East, Seattle, WA 98112, USA
Mar Pollut Bull 50:30-9. 2005
Wild California sea lions (Zalophus californianus) have an unusually high prevalence of neoplasms (18% of stranded dead adults) and high levels of contaminants...
- Comparison of the nucleotide sequences of 16S rRNA, 444 Ep-ank, and groESL heat shock operon genes in naturally occurring Ehrlichia equi and human granulocytic ehrlichiosis agent isolates from Northern California
J S Chae
Department of Medicine and Epidemiology, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, California 95616, USA
J Clin Microbiol 38:1364-9. 2000
..occurring isolates of Ehrlichia equi in horses and two human granulocytic ehrlichiosis agent isolates in California for sequence diversity in three genes...
- Pheromone-based mating disruption of Planococcus ficus (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) in California vineyards
Vaughn M Walton
Division of Organisms and Environment, Center for Biological Control, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 3114, USA
J Econ Entomol 99:1280-90. 2006
..to test a mating disruption program for the mealybug Planococcus ficus (Signoret) (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) in California vineyards...
- Analysis of olive fly invasion in California based on microsatellite markers
N E Zygouridis
Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, University of Thessaly, Larissa, Greece
Heredity (Edinb) 102:402-12. 2009
..Even though olive production has a century-old history in California, the olive fly was first detected in the Los Angeles area in 1998...
- Emissions pathways, climate change, and impacts on California
ATMOS Research and Consulting, 809 West Colfax Avenue, South Bend, IN 46601, USA
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 101:12422-7. 2004
..lowest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change emissions pathways for climate change and associated impacts in California. Based on climate projections from two state-of-the-art climate models with low and medium sensitivity (Parallel ..
- Persistent diarrhea, arthritis, and other complications of enteric infections: a pilot survey based on California FoodNet surveillance, 1998-1999
Judy R Rees
California Emerging Infections Program, Oakland, CA, USA
Clin Infect Dis 38:S311-7. 2004
..We determined the frequency of self-reported complications of enteric infections in a pilot study in the California site of the Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network...
- Human influence on California fire regimes
Alexandra D Syphard
Department of Forest Ecology and Management, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin 53706, USA
Ecol Appl 17:1388-402. 2007
..the integrity and species composition of many ecosystems, including the mediterranean-climate shrublands of California. However, human activities alter natural fire regimes, which can lead to cascading ecological effects...
- Developing epidemic of melanoma in the Hispanic population of California
Myles G Cockburn
Department of Preventive Medicine, USC Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California 90089, USA
Cancer 106:1162-8. 2006
Hispanics comprise almost one-third of the population of California, are the most rapidly increasing racial/ethnic group in the state, and represent almost one-third of all Hispanics in the U.S...
- Prevalence of active epilepsy and health-related quality of life among adults with self-reported epilepsy in California: California Health Interview Survey, 2003
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Adult and Community Health, Epilepsy Program, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
Epilepsia 48:1904-13. 2007
- Ecophysiology of "Halarsenatibacter silvermanii" strain SLAS-1T, gen. nov., sp. nov., a facultative chemoautotrophic arsenate respirer from salt-saturated Searles Lake, California
Jodi Switzer Blum
U S Geological Survey, ms 480, 345 Middlefield Rd, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA
Appl Environ Microbiol 75:1950-60. 2009
- Archaeal and bacterial communities respond differently to environmental gradients in anoxic sediments of a California hypersaline lake, the Salton Sea
Brandon K Swan
Department of Earth Science and Marine Science Institute, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106 9630, USA
Appl Environ Microbiol 76:757-68. 2010
..The differential response of archaeal and bacterial communities to salinity and carbon patterns is consistent with the hypothesis that adaptations to energy stress and availability distinguish the ecologies of these domains...
- Coarse particles and mortality: evidence from a multi-city study in California
B J Malig
California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, Oakland, California 94612, USA
Occup Environ Med 66:832-9. 2009
..the risk of all-cause and cardiovascular mortality associated with short-term coarse particle exposure in California while addressing issues of exposure misclassification by limiting the study to those residing near a pollution ..
- A survey of bedside ultrasound use by emergency physicians in California
JOHN C STEIN
Division of Emergency Medicine, University of California, 505 Parnassus Ave, Box 0208, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
J Ultrasound Med 28:757-63. 2009
The purpose of this study was to investigate the current practice of emergency physician-performed bedside ultrasound examinations in California and to assess differences between academic and community practice.
- Efficacy of aerial spraying of mosquito adulticide in reducing incidence of West Nile Virus, California, 2005
Ryan M Carney
California Department of Public Health, Richmond, California, USA
Emerg Infect Dis 14:747-54. 2008
Epidemic transmission of West Nile virus (WNV) in Sacramento County, California, in 2005 prompted aerial application of pyrethrin, a mosquito adulticide, over a large urban area...
- Persistence of mosquito-borne viruses in Kern County, California, 1983-1988
W K Reisen
Arbovirus Research Program, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley
Am J Trop Med Hyg 43:419-37. 1990
..Vertical transmission of HP was indicated by the isolation of virus from a pool of male Cx. tarsalis. California encephalitis (CE) virus was isolated repeatedly from host-seeking Ae...
- The changing prevalence of autism in California
Lisa A Croen
March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation California Department of Health Services, California Birth Defects Monitoring Program, Oakland 94606 5226, USA
J Autism Dev Disord 32:207-15. 2002
We conducted a population-based study of eight successive California births cohorts to examine the degree to which improvements in detection and changes in diagnosis contribute to the observed increase in autism prevalence...
- Comparing breast cancer risk between lesbians and their heterosexual sisters
Suzanne L Dibble
Institute for Health and Aging, School of Nursing, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA
Womens Health Issues 14:60-8. 2004
..The purpose of this study was to explore the similarities and differences between lesbians and their heterosexual sisters in the established risks for developing breast cancer...
- High-dose-rate intensity-modulated brachytherapy with external beam radiotherapy for prostate cancer: California endocurietherapy's 10-year results
D Jeffrey Demanes
California Endocurietherapy Cancer Center, Oakland, CA, USA
Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 61:1306-16. 2005
..To present the long-term outcome and morbidity of high-dose-rate brachytherapy (HDR-BT) combined with external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) for localized prostate cancer...
- Two outbreaks of multidrug-resistant Salmonella serotype typhimurium DT104 infections linked to raw-milk cheese in Northern California
S H Cody
Division of Communicable Disease Control, California Department of Health Services, Berkeley, USA
JAMA 281:1805-10. 1999
..However, illnesses resulting from this strain have not been associated definitively with a source in this country...
- Exhaled nitric oxide in a population-based study of southern California schoolchildren
William S Linn
Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA
Respir Res 10:28. 2009
..Our aim was to identify significant predictors of FeNO in an initial cross-sectional survey of southern California schoolchildren, part of a larger longitudinal study of asthma incidence.
- Risk factors for severe pulmonary and disseminated coccidioidomycosis: Kern County, California, 1995-1996
N E Rosenstein
Meningitis and Special Pathogens Branch, Division of Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases, NCID, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
Clin Infect Dis 32:708-15. 2001
..coccidioidomycosis (CM) and a case-control study for risk factors among adults were conducted in Kern County, California. From January 1995 through December 1996, 905 cases of CM were identified, for an annual incidence of 86 cases ..
- Extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis in california, 1993-2006
Department of Pediatrics, Division of Infectious Disease, University of California, San Francisco, California, USA
Clin Infect Dis 47:450-7. 2008
Extensively drug-resistant (XDR) tuberculosis (TB) is a global public health emergency. We investigated the characteristics and extent of XDR TB in California to inform public health interventions.
- Breast cancer risk in Hispanic agricultural workers in California
Paul K Mills
Cancer Registry of Central California, Fresno, California 93710, USA
Int J Occup Environ Health 11:123-31. 2005
In a registry-based case-control study of breast cancer in farm labor union members in California, 128 breast cancer (BC) cases newly diagnosed in 1988--2001 and 640 cancer-free controls were investigated...
- Treatment results and prognostic factors of advanced T3--4 laryngeal carcinoma: the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and Stanford University Hospital (SUH) experience
P F Nguyen-Tan
Department of Radiation Oncology, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA
Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 50:1172-80. 2001
..To review the UCSF-SUH experience in the treatment of advanced T3--4 laryngeal carcinoma and to evaluate the different factors affecting locoregional control and survival...
- Introduction of Aedes albopictus (Skuse) in southern California and potential for its establishment
Minoo B Madon
Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District, Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670 3919, USA
J Vector Ecol 27:149-54. 2002
..S. were reported as early as 1946 and the first incidence in California was reported in 1972...
- Geographic variation in vector competence for West Nile virus in the Culex pipiens (Diptera: Culicidae) complex in California
Department of Entomology, University of California, Davis, California, USA
Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 7:193-8. 2007
..pipiens/quinquefasciatus hybrids in a north-south transect of California. Samples were identified to species or as hybrid forms based on morphology of male terminalia...
- Pesticides and their metabolites in the homes and urine of farmworker children living in the Salinas Valley, CA
Center for Children s Environmental Health Research, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 7380, USA
J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol 17:331-49. 2007
..exposures to 20 farmworker children aged 5-27 months old living in the Salinas Valley of Monterey County, California. We tested methods for collecting house dust, indoor and outdoor air, dislodgeable residues from surfaces and ..
- Wildland forest fire smoke: health effects and intervention evaluation, Hoopa, California, 1999
Joshua A Mott
Air Pollution and Respiratory Health Branch, National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, 1600 Clifton Rd NE, Mailstop E 17, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
West J Med 176:157-62. 2002
..of 1999 and to evaluate whether participation in interventions to reduce smoke exposure prevented adverse lower respiratory tract health effects among residents of the Hoopa Valley National Indian Reservation in northwestern California.
- Early experience with pay-for-performance: from concept to practice
Meredith B Rosenthal
Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Mass 02115, USA
JAMA 294:1788-93. 2005
..Although there is intense interest in and optimism about pay-for-performance programs, there is little published research on pay-for-performance in health care...
- Disparities in smoking between the lesbian, gay, and bisexual population and the general population in California
Elisabeth P Gruskin
Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Oakland, Oakland, Calif 94612, USA
Am J Public Health 97:1496-502. 2007
We conducted a large, population-based study to assess tobacco use in California's lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) population.
- Delinquent mortgages, neglected swimming pools, and West Nile virus, California
William K Reisen
Center for Vectorborne Diseases, Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Old Davis Rd, Davis, CA 95616, USA
Emerg Infect Dis 14:1747-9. 2008
Adjustable rate mortgages and the downturn in the California housing market caused a 300% increase in notices of delinquency in Bakersfield, Kern County...
- Long-term inhalable particles and other air pollutants related to mortality in nonsmokers
D E Abbey
Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, California 92350, USA
Am J Respir Crit Care Med 159:373-82. 1999
..dioxide, ozone (O3), and nitrogen dioxide-were related to 1977-1992 mortality in a cohort of 6,338 nonsmoking California Seventh-day Adventists...
- Vertical transmission of West Nile Virus by three California Culex (Diptera: Culicidae) species
Laura B Goddard
Department of Entomology, Davis Arbovirus Research Unit, University of California, Davis, One Shields Ave, Davis, CA 95616, USA
J Med Entomol 40:743-6. 2003
Three California Culex species previously identified as efficient laboratory vectors of West Nile (WN) virus were tested for their capability to vertically transmit WN virus. Wild-caught Culex pipiens pipiens L...
- Enterovirus-associated encephalitis in the California encephalitis project, 1998-2005
Ashley L Fowlkes
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
J Infect Dis 198:1685-91. 2008
..Encephalitis is a relatively rare presentation of enterovirus (EV) infections. Clinical and epidemiologic characteristics of EV encephalitis (EVE) have not been well characterized...
- Estimating the mortality effect of the July 2006 California heat wave
Bart D Ostro
Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, California Environmental Protection Agency, 1515 Clay Street, 16th Floor, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
Environ Res 109:614-9. 2009
As a result of the California heat wave in July 2006, county coroners reported that the high temperatures during that period caused approximately 147 deaths...
- Gestational diabetes mellitus and lesser degrees of pregnancy hyperglycemia: association with increased risk of spontaneous preterm birth
Monique M Hedderson
Division of Research at Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
Obstet Gynecol 102:850-6. 2003
..To investigate whether different degrees of maternal glucose intolerance are associated with the risk of spontaneous preterm birth...
- Moyamoya disease in Washington State and California
Department of Neurology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Neurology 65:956-8. 2005
The authors identified 298 diagnoses of moyamoya in California and Washington from hospital discharge databases during the period 1987 to 1998. The incidence was 0.086/100,000 persons...
- Experimental pathogenesis for chickens, turkeys, and pigeons of exotic Newcastle disease virus from an outbreak in California during 2002-2003
Department of Pathology, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, 501 D W Brooks Drive, Athens, GA 30602 7388, USA
Vet Pathol 43:925-33. 2006
Exotic Newcastle disease virus (NDV) isolated from chickens during the 2002-2003 California outbreak (CA exotic Newcastle disease [END] virus) was inoculated into 4-week-old specific-pathogen-free (SPF) White Leghorn chickens, 3-week-old ..
- Pay for performance in primary care in England and California: comparison of unintended consequences
National Primary Care Research and Development Centre, The University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
Ann Fam Med 7:121-7. 2009
We undertook an in-depth exploration of the unintended consequences of pay-for-performance programs In England and California.
- Relative frequency of intra-oral minor salivary gland tumors: a study of 380 cases from northern California and comparison to reports from other parts of the world
Department of Oral Pathology and Oral Medicine, The Maurice and Gabriela Goldschleger School of Dental Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
J Oral Pathol Med 36:207-14. 2007
..The aim of this study was to determine the relative frequency and distribution of IMSGT in an oral pathology biopsy service and to compare the data with similar studies from different parts of the world...
- Increasing prevalence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection in California jails
Erica S Pan
Department of Pediatrics, San Francisco General Hospital, San Francisco, California 94110, USA
Clin Infect Dis 37:1384-8. 2003
..One of these clonal groups is genetically indistinguishable from the strain responsible for an outbreak of MRSA in the Los Angeles County jail system in 2002...
- Statin use and risk of prostate cancer in the California Men's Health Study cohort
E Dawn Flick
Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente, 2000 Broadway, 5th Floor, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 16:2218-25. 2007
..the association between statin use and risk of prostate cancer among 69,047 eligible participants in the California Men's Health Study, a prospective cohort of Northern and Southern California Kaiser Permanente (KP) members, ..
- Molecular subtype analyses of Campylobacter spp. from Arkansas and California poultry operations
K L Hiett
Poultry Microbiological Safety Research Unit, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Athens, Georgia 30604, USA
Appl Environ Microbiol 68:6220-36. 2002
..Sixteen flocks from four different farms representing two broiler producers in Arkansas and California were analyzed. Fourteen of the flocks (87...
- In situ production of crenarchaeol in two california hot springs
Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, Department of Marine Organic Biogeochemistry, AB Den Burg, The Netherlands
Appl Environ Microbiol 75:4443-51. 2009
..crenarchaeol present in the form of both intact polar lipids (IPLs) and core lipids in sediments of two California hot springs and in nearby soils...
- Survival, dispersal, and potential soil-mediated suppression of Phytophthora ramorum in a California redwood-tanoak forest
E J Fichtner
Department of Plant Pathology, University of California Davis, Davis, CA 95616, USA
Phytopathology 99:608-19. 2009
..ramorum survival in soil and the suppressive nature of redwood-associated soils to chlamydospore production. Infested soil may serve as primary inoculum for foliar infections by splash dispersal during rain events...
- Identification of nonischemic stroke mimics among 411 code strokes at the University of California, San Diego, Stroke Center
Thomas M Hemmen
Department of Neuroscience, University of California, San Diego, California
J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis 17:23-5. 2008
..Code Stroke for mimic patients-those without a stroke cause-wastes resources. We investigated how many times a Code Stroke was initiated for patients who did not have a stroke appropriate for thrombolysis...
- The geography of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease across time: California in 1993 and 1999
Prevention Research Center, Berkeley, CA 94704, USA
Int J Med Sci 4:179-89. 2007
..investigated changes in the geography of Chronic Obstructuve Pulmonary Disease (COPD) hospitalization charges in California over the period of 1993 and 1999...
- "Health is strength": a community health education program to improve breast and cervical cancer screening among Korean American Women in Alameda County, California
Joel M Moskowitz
140 Warren Hall, Center for Family and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720 7360, USA
Cancer Detect Prev 31:173-83. 2007
..community intervention was conducted to improve breast and cervical cancer (BCC) screening among Korean American (KA) women in Alameda County (AL), California. KA women in Santa Clara (SC) County, California served as a comparison group.
- Assessing the speed and predictability of local adaptation in invasive California poppies (Eschscholzia californica)
E A Leger
Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Science, University of Nevada, Reno, NV 89557 0013, USA
J Evol Biol 20:1090-103. 2007
..Common garden studies were designed to address these issues with the California poppy, Eschscholzia californica, collected from a wide range of environments in both its native (California) and ..
- Delayed upwelling alters nearshore coastal ocean ecosystems in the northern California current
John A Barth
College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences and Department of Zoology, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331, USA
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104:3719-24. 2007
..We show how a 1-month delay in the 2005 spring transition to upwelling-favorable wind stress in the northern California Current Large Marine Ecosystem resulted in numerous anomalies: warm water, low nutrient levels, low primary ..
- Spatial patterns of Lyme disease risk in California based on disease incidence data and modeling of vector-tick exposure
Rebecca J Eisen
Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
Am J Trop Med Hyg 75:669-76. 2006
..the nymphal life stage, is the primary vector to humans of the Lyme disease agent Borrelia burgdorferi in California. During 2004, we collected I...
- Estimating severe coccidioidomycosis in California
Valerie J Flaherman
Department of Pediatrics, University of California, San Francisco, California 94143 0503, USA
Emerg Infect Dis 13:1087-90. 2007
..discharge data to estimate incidence and distribution of coccidioidomycosis-associated hospitalizations in California. For 1997-2002, the average annual rate of hospitalization was 3.67 per 100,000 population...
- The relationship between alcohol consumption and glycemic control among patients with diabetes: the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Diabetes Registry
Ameena T Ahmed
Kaiser Permanente Division of Research, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
J Gen Intern Med 23:275-82. 2008
..Alcohol consumption is a common behavior. Little is known about the relationship between alcohol consumption and glycemic control among people with diabetes...