- Convergent habitat segregation of Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae) in southeastern Brazil and Florida
Marieta A H Braks
Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory, University of Florida IFAS, 200 9th Street SE, Vero Beach, FL 32962, USA
J Med Entomol 40:785-94. 2003
..de Janeiro and Nova Iguaçu) in Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil, and in two cities (Palm Beach and Boca Raton) in Florida. Oviposition trap collections were performed in urban, suburban, and rural habitats in both areas...
- Spatial and temporal patterns of coexistence between competing Aedes mosquitoes in urban Florida
Paul T Leisnham
Department of Environmental Science and Technology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742 2315, USA
Oecologia 160:343-52. 2009
..resident cemetery vases and experimentally positioned standard cemetery vases and ovitraps in metropolitan Tampa, Florida. Consistent with the seasonal condition-specific competition hypothesis, abundances of both species in resident ..
- Anti-quorum sensing activity of medicinal plants in southern Florida
Allison L Adonizio
Department of Biological Sciences, Center for Ethnobiology and Natural Products, CENaP, Florida International University, 11200 SW 8th Street, University Park, Miami, 33199, USA
J Ethnopharmacol 105:427-35. 2006
..To test this hypothesis, 50 medicinal plants from southern Florida were screened for anti-QS activity using two biomonitor strains, Chromobacterium violaceum and Agrobacterium ..
- Drought-induced amplification and epidemic transmission of West Nile virus in southern Florida
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
J Med Entomol 42:134-41. 2005
..to sentinel chickens are associated with the spatial-temporal variability of drought and wetting in southern Florida. Land surface wetness conditions at 52 sites in 31 counties in southern Florida for 2001-2003 were simulated and ..
- Total antioxidant activity and fiber content of select Florida-grown tropical fruits
Citrus and Subtropical Products Laboratory, South Atlantic Area, Agricultural Research Service, United States Department of Agriculture, 600 Avenue S, Northwest, Winter Haven, Florida 33881, USA
J Agric Food Chem 54:7355-63. 2006
Fourteen tropical fruits from south Florida (red guava, white guava, carambola, red pitaya (red dragon), white pitaya (white dragon), mamey sapote, sapodilla, lychee, longan, green mango, ripe mango, green papaya, and ripe papaya) were ..
- Carbohydrate storage in five resprouting Florida scrub plants across a fire chronosequence
J M Olano
Area de Biología Vegetal, Departamento de Ciencias Agroforestales, Escuela de Ingenierías Agrarias, Universidad de Valladolid, Los Pajaritos s n, Soria E 42003, Spain
New Phytol 170:99-105. 2006
..5-40 yr) in Florida. Carbohydrate concentrations were highest in species with specialized reserve organs...
- Accumulation of Pb, Cu, and Zn in native plants growing on a contaminated Florida site
Soil and Water Science Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611 0290, USA
Sci Total Environ 368:456-64. 2006
..This study evaluated the potential of 36plants (17species) growing on a contaminated site in North Florida. Plants and the associated soil samples were collected and analyzed for total metal concentrations...
- Evaluation of six mosquito traps for collection of Aedes albopictus and associated mosquito species in a suburban setting in north central Florida
D F Hoel
Center for Medical, Agricultural and Veterinary Entomology, USDA ARS, 1600 1700 SW 23rd Dr, Gainesville, FL 32608, USA
J Am Mosq Control Assoc 25:47-57. 2009
..albopictus surveillance efforts. Trap features advantageous for collecting Ae. albopictus and other mosquito species are discussed...
- Detection of 'Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus' in Diaphorina citri and its importance in the management of citrus huanglongbing in Florida
K L Manjunath
USDA ARS, National Clonal Germplasm Repository for Citrus and Dates, Riverside, CA 92507, USA
Phytopathology 98:387-96. 2008
Citrus huanglongbing (HLB or citrus greening), is a highly destructive disease that has been spreading in both Florida and Brazil...
- Demographics of increasing populations of the giant barrel sponge Xestospongia muta in the Florida Keys
Steven E McMurray
Department of Biology and Marine Biology, Center for Marine Science, University of North Carolina, Wilmington, North Carolina 28409, USA
Ecology 91:560-70. 2010
..g., increased habitat complexity, water filtration). We have monitored permanent plots on reefs off Key Largo, Florida, USA, to study the demography of a particularly important species, the giant barrel sponge, Xestospongia muta...
- Insecticide resistance in Alabama and Florida mosquito strains of Aedes albopictus
Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, 301 Funchess Hall, Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36849 5413, USA
J Med Entomol 41:946-52. 2004
..Huntsville and Mobile, AL, and the VBFmAal and SFmAal strains were collected in 1998 from Vero Beach and southern Florida, respectively...
- Prevalence and distribution of fecal indicator organisms in South Florida beach sand and preliminary assessment of health effects associated with beach sand exposure
Tonya D Bonilla
Oceanographic Center of Nova Southeastern University, Dania Beach, FL 33004, USA
Mar Pollut Bull 54:1472-82. 2007
Fecal indicator levels in nearshore waters of South Florida are routinely monitored to assess microbial contamination at recreational beaches...
- Clionid sponge surveys on the Florida Reef Tract suggest land-based nutrient inputs
Christine A Ward-Paige
School of Geography and Geology, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
Mar Pollut Bull 51:570-9. 2005
Bioerosion by Cliona delitrix and Cliona lampa was assessed at 43 sites along the Florida Reef Tract, USA, in the summer of 2001. Sponge abundances were estimated using rapid visual assessment...
- Mercury levels and fish consumption practices in women of child-bearing age in the Florida Panhandle
Natalie K Karouna-Renier
Center for Environmental Diagnostics and Bioremediation, University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL 32514, USA
Environ Res 108:320-6. 2008
The southeastern United States, and in particular the coastal areas along the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf Coast) in Florida, experience some of the highest levels of mercury deposition in the country...
- Epidemiologic mapping of Florida childhood cancer clusters
Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of West Florida, Pensacola, Florida 32514, USA
Pediatr Blood Cancer 54:511-8. 2010
..The increasing incidence of childhood cancer in Florida may be associated with possible cancer clusters...
- Distribution of Bemisia tabaci (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) biotypes in Florida-investigating the Q invasion
C L McKenzie
USDA ARS, U S Horticultural Research Laboratory, 2001 South Rock Rd, Fort Pierce, FL 34945, USA
J Econ Entomol 102:670-6. 2009
..As part of a coordinated country-wide effort, an extensive survey of B. tabaci biotypes was conducted in Florida, with the cooperation of growers and state and federal agencies, to monitor the introduction and distribution of ..
- Survival disparities among African American women with invasive bladder cancer in Florida
Kathleen F Brookfield
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida 33136, USA
Cancer 115:4196-209. 2009
..The authors sought to understand the effect of patient sex, race, and socioeconomic status (SES) on outcomes for bladder cancer...
- Calf and disease factors affecting growth in female Holstein calves in Florida, USA
G A Donovan
Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville 32610 0136, USA
Prev Vet Med 33:1-10. 1998
..14 months of age in a convenience sample of approximately 3300 female Holstein calves born in 1991 on two large Florida dairy farms...
- Shifting trends in bacterial keratitis in south Florida and emerging resistance to fluoroquinolones
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Florida, USA
Ophthalmology 107:1497-502. 2000
To study the distribution, current trends, and patterns of resistance to antimicrobial agents of bacterial keratitis isolates in South Florida.
- Inhibition of quorum sensing-controlled virulence factor production in Pseudomonas aeruginosa by South Florida plant extracts
Department of Biological Sciences, Florida International University, HLS673A, University Park, Miami, FL 33199, USA
Antimicrob Agents Chemother 52:198-203. 2008
..Extracts of all plants caused the inhibition of QS genes and QS-controlled factors, with marginal effects on bacterial growth, suggesting that the quorum-quenching mechanisms are unrelated to static or cidal effects...
- Insecticide resistance and cross-resistance in Alabama and Florida strains of Culex quinquefasciatus [correction]
Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, Auburn University, AL 36849 5413, USA
J Med Entomol 41:408-13. 2004
..Thus, we conclude that Bti and spinosad may be valuable for the management of Cx. quinquefasciatus, especially in situations where local strains are highly resistant to other insecticides...
- A comparative study of Florida strains of Cylindrospermopsis and Aphanizomenon for cylindrospermopsin production
Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, University of Florida, 7922 N W 71st Street, Gainesville, FL 32653, USA
Toxicon 51:130-9. 2008
..One of these, Cylindrospermopsis raciborskii, is generally assumed to be the source of CYN in lakes and rivers in Florida, USA...
- Relative frequencies of Alzheimer disease, Lewy body, vascular and frontotemporal dementia, and hippocampal sclerosis in the State of Florida Brain Bank
Warren W Barker
Wien Center for Alzheimer s Disease and Memory Disorders, Mount Sinai Medical Center, Miami Beach, FL 33140, USA
Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord 16:203-12. 2002
..the relative frequencies of AD, LBD, VaD, FTD, and HS among 382 subjects with dementia from the State of Florida Brain Bank and to study the effect of age and gender on these frequencies...
- Cellular diagnostics and coral health: declining coral health in the Florida Keys
C A Downs
EnVirtue Biotechnologies, Inc, 35 W Piccadilly St, Winchester, VA 22601, USA
Mar Pollut Bull 51:558-69. 2005
Coral reefs within the Florida Keys are disappearing at an alarming rate. Coral cover in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary declined by 38% from 1996 to 2000...
- Habitat segregation of mosquito arbovirus vectors in south Florida
Jorge R Rey
University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory, 200 9th Street S E Vero Beach, FL 32962, USA
J Med Entomol 43:1134-41. 2006
Oviposition traps set in rural to urban environments in three south Florida counties were colonized predominantly by Culex quinquefasciatus Say (35.1%), Aedes albopictus (Skuse) (34.5%), Aedes aegypti (L.) (23...
- Retrospective study of mercury in raccoons (Procyon lotor) in south Florida
D B Porcella
Environmental Science and Management, USA
Ecotoxicology 13:207-21. 2004
..of raccoon hair were used to assess whether temporal or spatial trends existed in MMHg distributions in south Florida. The hypothesis that MMHg in raccoon hair had remained the same since 1947 could not be rejected...
- Changes in community structure of sediment bacteria along the Florida coastal everglades marsh-mangrove-seagrass salinity gradient
Southeast Environmental Research Center, Florida International University, Miami, FL 33199, USA
Microb Ecol 59:284-95. 2010
Community structure of sediment bacteria in the Everglades freshwater marsh, fringing mangrove forest, and Florida Bay seagrass meadows were described based on polymerase chain reaction-denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis (PCR-DGGE) ..
- Abnormal bone composition in female juvenile American alligators from a pesticide-polluted lake (Lake Apopka, Florida)
P Monica Lind
Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Institute of Environmental Medicine, PO Box 210, Nobels vag 13, plan 3, S 171 77 Stockholm, Sweden
Environ Health Perspect 112:359-62. 2004
Reproductive disorders have been found in pesticide-exposed alligators living in Lake Apopka, Florida (USA). These disorders have been hypothesized to be caused by exposure to endocrine- disruptive estrogen-like contaminants...
- Maternal obesity and risk of infant death based on Florida birth records for 2004
Daniel R Thompson
Florida Department of Health, Division of Family Health Services, Tallahassee, FL 32399 1723, USA
Public Health Rep 123:487-93. 2008
..The purpose of this study was to assess the relationship between pre-pregnancy maternal obesity and risk of infant death...
- HIV risk behaviors of Latin American and Caribbean men who have sex with men in Miami, Florida, USA
Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Fort Lauderdale 33328 2018, Florida, United States of America
Rev Panam Salud Publica 23:341-8. 2008
..psychosocial factors, and predictors of unprotected anal intercourse (UAI) in a sample of Hispanic men who have sex with men (MSM) born in Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) countries who currently reside in Miami-Dade County, Florida.
- Strategies for reaching retirement communities and aging social networks: HIV/AIDS prevention activities among seniors in South Florida
Lisa L Agate
HIV AIDS Program Office, Broward County Health Department, Ft Lauderdale, FL 33315, USA
J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 33:S238-42. 2003
..Close examination of epidemiological data for the south Florida area and requests from health care providers showed that targeted intervention had to address the needs of the ..
- Ecology of Culicoides (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) in southcentral Florida and experimental Culicoides vectors of the avian hematozoan Haemoproteus danilewskyi Kruse
Mary C Garvin
Dept of Pathobiology, P O Box 110880, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32610, USA
J Wildl Dis 39:170-8. 2003
To determine the vectors of Haemoproteus danilewskyi in blue jays (Cyanocitta cristata) in southcentral Florida (USA), we conducted a 2 yr study from January 1993 to December 1995 of the presence and seasonal abundance of Culicoides spp...
- A field test for competitive effects of Aedes albopictus on A. aegypti in South Florida: differences between sites of coexistence and exclusion?
Steven A Juliano
Department of Biological Sciences, Behavior, Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics Section, Illinois State University, Normal, IL 61790 4120, USA
Oecologia 139:583-93. 2004
..aegypti at the typical numbers of larval mosquitoes found in cemetery vases in south Florida. We also tested whether the effect of interspecific competition from A. albopictus on A...
- Vertical distribution and diversity of bacteria and archaea in sulfide and methane-rich cold seep sediments located at the base of the Florida Escarpment
Andrew J Reed
Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, USA
Extremophiles 10:199-211. 2006
The bacterial and archaeal communities of the sediments at the base of the Florida Escarpment (Gulf of Mexico, USA) were investigated using molecular phylogenetic analysis...
- Respiratory syncytial virus seasonality in southeast Florida: results from three area hospitals caring for children
Department of Pediatrics, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Batchelor Children s Research Institute, Miami, FL 33136, USA
Pediatr Infect Dis J 26:S55-9. 2007
Southeast Florida generally experiences longer seasonal epidemics of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) than other parts of the country...
- Natural and derivative brevetoxins: historical background, multiplicity, and effects
Daniel G Baden
University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Center for Marine Science, 5600 Marvin Moss Lane, Wilmington, NC 28409, USA
Environ Health Perspect 113:621-5. 2005
Symptoms consistent with inhalation toxicity have long been associated with Florida red tides, and various causal agents have been proposed...
- Improving environmental exposure analysis using cumulative distribution functions and individual geocoding
Paul A Zandbergen
Department of Geography, University of South Florida, 4202 E, Fowler Ave, NES107, Tampa, FL 33620, USA
Int J Health Geogr 5:23. 2006
..A case-study of school children in Orange County, Florida, is used to demonstrate how these limitations can be overcome by the application of cumulative distribution ..
- The effects of Orimulsion and Fuel Oil #6 on the hatching success of copepod resting eggs in the seabed of Tampa Bay, Florida
Barbara L Suderman
WRS Infrastructure and Environment, Inc, Tallahassee, FL 32308, USA
Environ Pollut 120:787-95. 2002
..fuels, Orimulsion and Fuel Oil #6, on the hatching success of copepod resting eggs in the seabed of Tampa Bay, Florida. Microcosms were dosed with one of five hydrocarbon treatments via hydrocarbon-coated sand and compared with ..
- All-terrain vehicle safety in Florida: is legislation really the answer?
Robert D Winfield
Division of Acute Care Surgery, Department of Surgery, The University of Florida, 1600 SW Archer Road, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA
Am Surg 76:149-53. 2010
b>Florida is among the nation's leaders in all-terrain vehicle (ATV)-related injuries and fatalities...
- The seasonal abundance of phlebotomine sand flies, Lutzomyia species in Florida
Rajinder S Mann
Entomology and Nematology Department, P O Box 110620, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611 0620, USA
J Am Mosq Control Assoc 26:10-7. 2010
The seasonality of phlebotomine sand flies was studied in Florida, utilizing colored light-emitting diode- and attractant-baited Mosquito Magnet MM-X traps from September 2006 to September 2008 at San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park, ..
- Forensically important calliphoridae (diptera) associated with pig carrion in rural north-central Florida
Susan V Gruner
Department of Entomology and Nematology, University of Florida, P O Box 110620, Gainesville, FL 32611 0620, USA
J Med Entomol 44:509-15. 2007
..abundance and seasonality of forensically important blow flies (Diptera: Calliphoridae) in rural north-central Florida was conducted using pig carcasses (Sus scrofa L.) as models for human bodies...
- Puerto Rico fall armyworm has only limited interactions with those from Brazil or Texas but could have substantial exchanges with Florida populations
Rodney N Nagoshi
Center for Medical, Agricultural and Veterinary Entomology, USDA ARS, Gainesville, FL 32604, USA
J Econ Entomol 103:360-7. 2010
..The results indicate limited interactions between Puerto Rico fall armyworm and those from Brazil or Texas but the potential for significant exchanges with populations in Florida.
- Cancer incidence in Florida professional firefighters, 1981 to 1999
Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Florida, USA
J Occup Environ Med 48:883-8. 2006
..The objective of this study was to examine the cancer risk associated with firefighting...
- Neurolipofuscin is a measure of age in Panulirus argus, the Caribbean spiny lobster, in Florida
Kerry E Maxwell
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, 2796 Overseas Hwy, 119, Marathon, Florida 33050, USA
Biol Bull 213:55-66. 2007
..The present data suggest a maximum potential lifespan for P. argus of about 20 years. These results also suggest that the neurolipofuscin technique will be valuable for estimating age of wild-caught specimens of P. argus...
- Ecological conceptual models: a framework and case study on ecosystem management for South Florida sustainability
J H Gentile
University of Miami, Rosensteil School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, Center for Marine and Environmental Analysis, FL 33149, USA
Sci Total Environ 274:231-53. 2001
The Everglades and South Florida ecosystems are the focus of national and international attention because of their current degraded and threatened state...
- West Nile virus infection rates in Culex nigripalpus (Diptera: Culicidae) do not reflect transmission rates in Florida
C Roxanne Rutledge
Department of Entomology and Nematology, University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory, Vero Beach, FL 32962, USA
J Med Entomol 40:253-8. 2003
..WN was first detected in northern Florida in 2001...
- Infusion-baited ovitraps to survey ovipositional height preferences of container-inhabiting mosquitoes in two Florida habitats
P J Obenauer
Department of Entomology and Nematology, P O Box 110620, Bldg 970, Natural Area Dr, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611, USA
J Med Entomol 46:1507-13. 2009
..or oak-pine (Pinus spp.) infusion-baited ovitraps in four suburban and four sylvatic habitats in north central Florida. In total, 48 ovitraps, 24 suspended at each height of 1 or 6 m (near the ground or tree canopy, respectively), ..
- Borrelia species in host-seeking ticks and small mammals in northern Florida
Department of Public Health, University of North Florida, 4567 St Johns Bluff Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32224, USA
J Clin Microbiol 42:5076-86. 2004
..understanding of several factors related to the ecology and environmental risk of Borrelia infection in northern Florida. Small mammals and host-seeking adult ticks were collected at several sites, and specimens were tested for the ..
- Chloroplast and microsatellite DNA diversities reveal the introduction history of Brazilian peppertree (Schinus terebinthifolius) in Florida
Dean A Williams
Department of Biology, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL 33124, USA
Mol Ecol 14:3643-56. 2005
Brazilian peppertree (Schinus terebinthifolius) is a woody perennial that has invaded much of Florida. This native of northeastern Argentina, Paraguay, and Brazil was brought as an ornamental to both the west and east coasts of Florida ..
- Effect of elevated CO2 on coarse-root biomass in Florida scrub detected by ground-penetrating radar
Daniel B Stover
Department of Biological Sciences, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia 23529, USA
Ecology 88:1328-34. 2007
..coarse-root biomass from an open-top chamber experiment in a scrub-oak ecosystem at Kennedy Space Center, Florida, USA...
- Evaluation of carbon dioxide, 1-octen-3-ol, and lactic acid as baits in Mosquito Magnet Pro traps for Aedes albopictus in north central Florida
D F Hoel
U S Naval Medical Research Unit No 3, PSC 452, Box 5000, FPO AE 09835 9998, USA
J Am Mosq Control Assoc 23:11-7. 2007
..erraticus. Larger numbers of these species were collected in traps that were unbaited or baited with only octenol than in traps baited with lactic acid or octenol + lactic acid...
- Immunocontraception of Florida feral swine with a single-dose GnRH vaccine
Almquist Research Center, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
Am J Reprod Immunol 55:378-84. 2006
..Captive feral pigs were randomly assigned to receive 1000 or 2000 microg GnRH-KLH vaccine treatments or no treatment...
- Host range and genetic relatedness of Colletotrichum acutatum isolates from fruit crops and leatherleaf fern in Florida
S J Mackenzie
University of Florida, Department of Plant Pathology, Gulf Coast Research and Education Center, Wimauma, FL 33598, USA
Phytopathology 99:620-31. 2009
..fern, and Key lime; ripe-rot-affected blueberry; and postbloom fruit drop (PFD)-affected sweet orange in Florida. Additional isolates from ripe-rot-affected blueberry were collected from Georgia and North Carolina and from ..
- Exposure routes of copper: short term effects on survival, weight, and uptake in Florida apple snails (Pomacea paludosa)
Tham C Hoang
Florida International University, Ecotoxicology and Risk Assessment Laboratory, Department of Environmental Studies, Southeast Environmental Research Center, 3000 NE 151st Street, North Miami, FL 33181, USA
Chemosphere 76:407-14. 2009
The uptake and effects (survival, weight) of copper (Cu) on Florida apple snails (Pomacea paludosa) via exposures to copper-enriched agricultural soil-water and water-only treatments were investigated...
- Detection, quantitation and identification of enteroviruses from surface waters and sponge tissue from the Florida Keys using real-time RT-PCR
K A Donaldson
College of Marine Sciences, University of South Florida, St Petersburg 33701, USA
Water Res 36:2505-14. 2002
A method was developed for the quantitative detection of pathogenic human enteroviruses from surface waters in the Florida Keys using Taqman (R) one-step Reverse transcription (RT)-PCR with the Model 7700 ABI Prism (R) Sequence Detection ..
- Nicotinoid and pyrethroid insecticide resistance in houseflies (Diptera: Muscidae) collected from Florida dairies
Phillip E Kaufman
Entomology and Nematology Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611, USA
Pest Manag Sci 66:290-4. 2010
..Five adult housefly strains from four Florida dairy farms were evaluated for resistance to four insecticides (beta-cyfluthrin, permethrin, imidacloprid and ..
- Processes influencing rainfall deposition of mercury in Florida
J L Guentzel
Departments of Marine Science and Chemistry, Coastal Carolina University, P O Box 261954, Conway, South Carolina 29528 6054, USA
Environ Sci Technol 35:863-73. 2001
The primary goal of the Florida Atmospheric Mercury Study (FAMS) was to quantify the atmospheric deposition of Hg throughout Florida...
- First case of bioterrorism-related inhalational anthrax, Florida, 2001: North Carolina investigation
Jean Marie Maillard
North Carolina Department of Health and Human Service, Rleigh, North Carolina, USA
Emerg Infect Dis 8:1035-8. 2002
The index case of inhalational anthrax in October 2001 was in a man who lived and worked in Florida. However, during the 3 days before illness onset, the patient had traveled through North Carolina, raising the possibility that exposure ..
- Snowbirds, sunbirds, and stayers: seasonal migration of elderly adults in Florida
Stanley K Smith
Bureau of Economic and Business Research, 221 Matherly Hall, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611 7145, USA
J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 61:S232-9. 2006
..In this article, we analyze the temporary in- and out-migration of elderly adults in Florida. Our primary objectives are to develop a methodology for estimating the number of temporary migrants and to ..
- Exploited species impacts on trophic linkages along reef-seagrass interfaces in the Florida Keys
John F Valentine
Dauphin Island Sea Lab, University of South Alabama, 101 Bienville Boulevard, Dauphin Island, Alabama 36528, USA
Ecol Appl 18:1501-15. 2008
..and invertebrate predation potential in predator-rich no-take sites and nearby predator-poor fished sites in the Florida Keys (USA). Exploited fishes were more abundant at the no-take sites than at the fished sites...
- Outbreak of leptospirosis among Adventure Race participants in Florida, 2005
Eric J Stern
National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Clin Infect Dis 50:843-9. 2010
On 21 November 2005, a 32-year-old male resident of New York was hospitalized with suspected leptospirosis. He had participated in an endurance-length swamp race on 4-5 November 2005 outside of Tampa, Florida.
- Confirmation of putative stormwater impact on water quality at a Florida beach by microbial source tracking methods and structure of indicator organism populations
M J Brownell
Department of Biology, University of South Florida, SCA 110, Tampa, FL 33620, USA
Water Res 41:3747-57. 2007
The effect of a stormwater conveyance system on indicator bacteria levels at a Florida beach was assessed using microbial source tracking methods, and by investigating indicator bacteria population structure in water and sediments...
- History of craniosynostosis surgery and the evolution of minimally invasive endoscopic techniques: the University of Florida experience
Mark A Clayman
Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the University of Florida Craniofacial Center, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL, USA
Ann Plast Surg 58:285-7. 2007
..review the history of craniosynostosis, the current literature and technique for endoscopic repair of craniosynostosis, as well as their own experience at the University of Florida, with minimally invasive endoscope-assisted techniques.
- Associations between early-adolescent substance use and subsequent young-adult substance use disorders and psychiatric disorders among a multiethnic male sample in South Florida
Andres G Gil
Community Based Intervention Research Group and the College of Health and Urban Affairs, School of Social Work, Florida International University, Miami, USA
Am J Public Health 94:1603-9. 2004
..We examined the associations among early-adolescent substance use, subsequent young-adult substance use disorders, and psychiatric disorders among a community sample of males...
- Psychological sequelae resulting from the 2004 Florida hurricanes: implications for postdisaster intervention
National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
Am J Public Health 97:S103-8. 2007
..We sought to determine the prevalence of and major risk factors associated with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), generalized anxiety disorder, and major depressive episode 6 to 9 months after the 2004 Florida hurricanes.
- Brain-computer interface research at the University of South Florida Cognitive Psychophysiology Laboratory: the P300 Speller
Eric W Sellers
Department of Psychology, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 33620, USA
IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng 14:221-4. 2006
..We summarize results from both paradigms and also discuss obstacles we have identified while working with the ALS population outside of the laboratory environment...
- Transmission of equine influenza virus to dogs
P C Crawford
College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611, USA
Science 310:482-5. 2005
..Evidence of infection in pet dogs suggests that this infection may also become enzootic in this population...
- Emergency department overcrowding in Florida, New York, and Texas
Robert W Derlet
Division of Emergency Medicine, University of California Davis Medical Center, Sacramento 95817, USA
South Med J 95:846-9. 2002
This study was done to determine the incidence, causes, and effects of overcrowding in emergency departments (EDs) in Florida, New York, and Texas.
- International clones of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in two hospitals in Miami, Florida
The Rockefeller University, New York, New York 10021, USA
J Clin Microbiol 42:542-7. 2004
..aureus (MRSA) single-patient isolates recovered between January and June 1998 in two hospitals in Miami, Florida, were characterized by a combination of several molecular typing techniques: multilocus sequence typing, spaA ..
- Prevalence of infectious diseases in feral cats in Northern Florida
Brian J Luria
Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, 2015 S W 16th Avenue, Box 100126, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA
J Feline Med Surg 6:287-96. 2004
Objectives of this study were to determine prevalence of infection in feral cats in Northern Florida with a select group of infectious organisms and to determine risk factors for infection...
- Kwoniella mangroviensis gen. nov., sp.nov. (Tremellales, Basidiomycota), a teleomorphic yeast from mangrove habitats in the Florida Everglades and Bahamas
Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami, Key Biscayne, FL, USA
FEMS Yeast Res 8:103-13. 2008
..Studies designed to examine yeast communities of mangrove regions of the Florida Everglades and the Bahamas demonstrated the repeated presence of an undescribed teleomorphic basidiomycetous ..
- Influenza A virus (H3N8) in dogs with respiratory disease, Florida
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
Emerg Infect Dis 14:902-8. 2008
..In 2005, we conducted virologic investigation of 7 nongreyhound dogs that died from respiratory disease in Florida and isolated influenza subtype H3N8 virus...
- Altered development and reproduction in mosquitofish exposed to pulp and paper mill effluent in the Fenholloway River, Florida USA
Edward F Orlando
University of Florida, Department of Zoology, 223 Bartram Hall, Gainesville, FL 32611, USA
Aquat Toxicol 84:399-405. 2007
Female mosquitofish exposed to pulp and paper mill effluent (PME) in the Fenholloway River, Florida, USA have masculinized secondary sex characteristics and altered aromatase enzyme activity...
- Correlation between respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) test data and hospitalization of children for RSV lower respiratory tract illness in Florida
Department of Pediatrics, Batchelor Children s Research Institute, University of Miami, Miami, FL, USA
Pediatr Infect Dis J 27:512-8. 2008
b>Florida experiences year-round outbreaks of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), but it is unknown if there is a correlation between RSV virology data and disease-related hospitalizations...
- Coral bleaching indices and thresholds for the Florida Reef Tract, Bahamas, and St. Croix, US Virgin Islands
Derek P Manzello
Cooperative Institute of Marine and Atmospheric Studies, Rosenstiel School, University of Miami, 4600 Rickenbacker Causeway, Miami, FL 33149, USA
Mar Pollut Bull 54:1923-31. 2007
..indices and tested their effectiveness at segregating bleaching years a posteriori for multiple reefs on the Florida Reef Tract...
- Disparity in melanoma: a trend analysis of melanoma incidence and stage at diagnosis among whites, Hispanics, and blacks in Florida
Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida, USA
Arch Dermatol 145:1369-74. 2009
To examine and compare the temporal trends in melanoma incidence and stage at diagnosis among whites, Hispanics, and blacks in Florida from 1990 to 2004.
- Reliability of sound attenuation in Florida scrub habitat and behavioral implications
Brian S Nelson
Department of Biology, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana 47405 3700, USA
J Acoust Soc Am 113:2901-11. 2003
..The physical-acoustic structure of Florida scrub habitat is described and both attenuation and reliability of attenuation are measured as a function of ..
- Adjuvant radiation therapy for resectable retroperitoneal soft tissue sarcoma: the University of Florida experience
Robert A Zlotecki
Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, Florida 32610 0385, USA
Am J Clin Oncol 28:310-6. 2005
..In the management of retroperitoneal sarcomas it is necessary to achieve local control to ensure survival. The role of adjuvant radiation therapy (RT), either pre- or postoperative, remains controversial...
- Dynamics of insecticide resistance alleles in house fly populations from New York and Florida
Frank D Rinkevich
Department of Entomology, Comstock Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853 0901, USA
Insect Biochem Mol Biol 37:550-8. 2007
..House flies were collected during the 2003-2004 season from New York and Florida before the first application of permethrin, during the middle of the field season, after the final application, ..
- Prevalence of ectoparasites in a population of feral cats from north central Florida during the summer
Lisa H Akucewich
Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, P O Box 100126, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA
Vet Parasitol 109:129-39. 2002
..determine the potential feline ectoparasites in domestic cats by using a cohort of feral cats from north central Florida that have not received veterinary care and have no known exposure to insecticide application...
- Allelopathic activity among Cyanobacteria and microalgae isolated from Florida freshwater habitats
Department of Biological Sciences, Florida International University, Miami, FL 33199, USA
FEMS Microbiol Ecol 64:55-64. 2008
..allelopathic interactions between strains of Cyanobacteria and green algae isolated from south and central Florida. Allelopathy, including inhibition or stimulation of growth, was assessed by cocultivation of each of the ..
- West Nile virus infection in farmed American alligators (Alligator mississippiensis) in Florida
Elliott R Jacobson
College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32610, USA
J Wildl Dis 41:96-106. 2005
In September and October 2002, an epizootic of neurologic disease occurred at an alligator farm in Florida (USA)...
- Secondary metabolites from three Florida sponges with antidepressant activity
Anna J Kochanowska
Department of Pharmacognosy, School of Pharmacy, The University of Mississippi, University, Mississippi 38677, USA
J Nat Prod 71:186-9. 2008
..Herein we report the isolation, structure determination, and activity of metabolites from three Florida sponges, namely, Verongula rigida (order Verongida, family Aplysinidae), Smenospongia aurea, and S...
- Typical levels of airborne fungal spores in houses without obvious moisture problems during a rainy season in Florida, USA
University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, Florida, USA
J Investig Allergol Clin Immunol 18:156-62. 2008
The aim of this study was to determine types and levels of airborne fungal spores in air-conditioned homes built after 1980 without obvious moisture problems during the 2004 summer (rainy season) in central Florida, USA.
- Wading birds as bioindicators of mercury contamination in Florida, USA: annual and geographic variation
Peter C Frederick
Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, University of Florida, Gainesville 32611 0430, USA
Environ Toxicol Chem 21:163-7. 2002
..results from a six-year study of growing feathers of piscivorous birds as monitors of wetland Hg exposure in Florida, USA, wetlands...
- A population-based epidemiologic analysis of deaths from anaphylaxis in Florida
M R Simon
Department of Internal Medicine, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI, USA
Allergy 63:1077-83. 2008
..The objective of this study was to determine the 10-year incidence of death from anaphylaxis in Florida and its descriptive epidemiology.
- Confirming "truth": more evidence of a successful tobacco countermarketing campaign in Florida
RTI International, Research Triangle Park, NC 27612, USA
Am J Public Health 94:255-7. 2004
This study provides additional evidence that Florida's "truth" tobacco countermarketing campaign was successful in reducing smoking among Florida teens...
- Methadone- and heroin-related deaths in Florida
Noni A Graham
University of Florida College of Medicine Department of Psychiatry, Division of Addiction Medicine, Evelyn F and William L McKnight Brain Institute, Gainesville, Florida 32610, USA
Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 34:347-53. 2008
Methadone is a potent synthetic opioid used for treatment of opioid dependence and chronic pain. Florida Department of Law Enforcement data were analyzed to examine trends in deaths related to or caused by methadone and/or heroin between ..
- Toxic cyanobacteria in Florida waters
Florida Lake Management Society, 506 Emmett Street, Palatka, Florida 32177, USA
Adv Exp Med Biol 619:127-37. 2008
The occurrence of toxic cyanobacterial blooms in Florida waters have become more prominent following increased growth, declining groundwater supplies, and identification of impaired surface waters as future drinking water sources...
- Polybrominated diphenyl ethers and polychlorinated biphenyls in a marine foodweb of coastal Florida
Wadsworth Center, New York State Department of Health, USA
Environ Sci Technol 39:8243-50. 2005
..including teleost fishes, sharks, and stingrays, and two species of marine mammals (dolphins) collected from Florida coastal waters were analyzed for polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) to ..
- Efficacy of strips coated with Metarhizium anisopliae for control of Varroa destructor (Acari: Varroidae) in honey bee colonies in Texas and Florida
Lambert H B Kanga
Entomology CESTA, Florida A and M University, 406 Perry Paige Building, Tallahassee, FL 32307, USA
Exp Appl Acarol 40:249-58. 2006
..Hymenoptera: Apidae) were compared against the miticide, tau-fluvalinate (Apistan) in field trials in Texas and Florida (USA). Apistan and the fungal treatments resulted in successful control of mite populations in both locations...
- Physicians who treat the elderly in rural Florida: trends indicating concerns regarding access to care
Department of Geriatrics, Florida State University College of Medicine, Tallahassee, FL, USA
J Rural Health 22:224-8. 2006
..Rural elderly patients are faced with numerous challenges in accessing care. Additional strains to access may be occurring given recent market pressures, which would have significant impact on this vulnerable population...
- Host-seeking height preferences of Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae) in north central Florida suburban and sylvatic locales
P J Obenauer
Department of Entomology and Nematology, PO Box 110620, Bldg 970, Natural Area Dr, Gainesville, FL 32611, USA
J Med Entomol 46:900-8. 2009
..and Mosquito MagnetX traps was evaluated in four suburban and four sylvatic habitats in north-central Florida to ascertain potential height preference of this species...
- Fatty acid-oxidizing consortia along a nutrient gradient in the Florida Everglades
Soil and Water Science Department, University of Florida, P O Box 110290, Gainesville, FL 32611 0290, USA
Appl Environ Microbiol 72:2400-6. 2006
The Florida Everglades is one of the largest freshwater marshes in North America and has been subject to eutrophication for decades...
- Carbon and nitrogen stable isotope turnover rates and diet-tissue discrimination in Florida manatees (Trichechus manatus latirostris)
Christy D Alves-Stanley
Physiological Ecology and Bioenergetics Lab, Department of Biology, University of Central Florida, 4000 Central Florida Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32816, USA
J Exp Biol 212:2349-55. 2009
The Florida manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris) is a herbivorous marine mammal that occupies freshwater, estuarine and marine habitats. Despite being considered endangered, relatively little is known about its feeding ecology...
- Survey of Florida green turtles for exposure to a disease-associated herpesvirus
S S Coberley
Interdisciplinary Program in Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville 32610, USA
Dis Aquat Organ 47:159-67. 2001
A recently developed enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) was used to assess exposure of Florida wild green turtles Chelonia mydas to LETV, the herpesvirus associated with lung-eye-trachea disease (LETD)...
- Biological soil crusts in a xeric Florida shrubland: composition, abundance, and spatial heterogeneity of crusts with different disturbance histories
C V Hawkes
Department of Biology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
Microb Ecol 43:1-12. 2002
..described the composition, abundance, and distribution of microalgae in crusts from a periodically burned, xeric Florida shrubland, with the goal of understanding the underlying variability they create for vascular plants, as well as ..
- Paediatric nurses' knowledge of palliative care in Florida: a quantitative study
Caprice A Knapp
Department of Epidemiology, Florida University, USA
Int J Palliat Nurs 15:432-9. 2009
..This study uses data from surveys from 279 paediatric nurses across Florida, USA. The palliative care quiz for nursing (PCQN) and the knowledge about hospice quiz (KHQ) were used...
- Seasonal forecast of St. Louis encephalitis virus transmission, Florida
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, USA
Emerg Infect Dis 10:802-9. 2004
..We present a seasonal forecast of St. Louis encephalitis virus transmission in Indian River County, Florida. We derive an empiric relationship between modeled land surface wetness and levels of SLEV transmission in humans...
- Genetic diversity and connectivity in the threatened staghorn coral (Acropora cervicornis) in Florida
Elizabeth M Hemond
Marine Science Center, Northeastern University, Nahant, Massachusetts, United States of America
PLoS ONE 5:e8652. 2010
..Yet, despite being an important site of coral reef research, little genetic data has been available for the Florida Acropora, especially for the staghorn coral, A. cervicornis...
- The relationship of antipsychotic medication class and adherence with treatment outcomes and costs for Florida Medicaid beneficiaries with schizophrenia
Marion A Becker
Department of Mental Health Law and Policy MHC 2735, Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA
Adm Policy Ment Health 34:307-14. 2007
..and costs associated with adherence rates by antipsychotic medication class for adult Medicaid beneficiaries in Florida diagnosed with schizophrenia...