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  1. pmc Year-round West Nile virus activity, Gulf Coast region, Texas and Louisiana
    Robert B Tesh
    University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 10:1649-52. 2004
  2. pmc Texas lifestyle limits transmission of dengue virus
    Paul Reiter
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 9:86-9. 2003
  3. ncbi Spirochetemia caused by Borrelia turicatae infection in 3 dogs in Texas
    Marlyn S Whitney
    Texas Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory, Texas A and M University, Amarillo, TX, USA
    Vet Clin Pathol 36:212-6. 2007
  4. ncbi Host feeding pattern of Culex quinquefasciatus (Diptera: Culicidae) and its role in transmission of West Nile virus in Harris County, Texas
    Goudarz Molaei
    The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 77:73-81. 2007
  5. ncbi A comparison of seven traps used for collection of Aedes albopictus and Aedes aegypti originating from a large tire repository in Harris County (Houston), Texas
    James A Dennett
    Harris County Public Health and Environmental Services, Mosquito Control Division, Houston, TX 77021, USA
    J Am Mosq Control Assoc 20:342-9. 2004
  6. pmc Childhood lymphohematopoietic cancer incidence and hazardous air pollutants in southeast Texas, 1995-2004
    Kristina W Whitworth
    Division of Epidemiology and Disease Control, University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, Texas, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 116:1576-80. 2008
  7. ncbi Assessing the roles of temperature, precipitation, and ENSO in dengue re-emergence on the Texas-Mexico border region
    Joan M Brunkard
    Department of Environmental Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz, California, USA
    Salud Publica Mex 50:227-34. 2008
  8. ncbi Urban-rural residence and the occurrence of cleft lip and cleft palate in Texas, 1999-2003
    Lynne C Messer
    Center for Health Policy, Duke Global Health Institute, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 20:32-9. 2010
  9. ncbi Large Salmonella Enteritidis outbreak with prolonged transmission attributed to an infected food handler, Texas, 2002
    M E Beatty
    Enteric Diseases Epidemiology Branch, Division of Foodborne, Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases, National Center for Zoonotic, Vectorborne and Enteric Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Epidemiol Infect 137:417-27. 2009
  10. pmc Staging dementia using Clinical Dementia Rating Scale Sum of Boxes scores: a Texas Alzheimer's research consortium study
    Sid E O'Bryant
    Department of Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Science, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, 3601 4th St, STOP 8321, Lubbock, TX 79430, USA
    Arch Neurol 65:1091-5. 2008

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  1. pmc Year-round West Nile virus activity, Gulf Coast region, Texas and Louisiana
    Robert B Tesh
    University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 10:1649-52. 2004
    West Nile virus (WNV) was detected in 11 dead birds and two mosquito pools collected in east Texas and southern Louisiana during surveillance studies in the winter of 2003 to 2004...
  2. pmc Texas lifestyle limits transmission of dengue virus
    Paul Reiter
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 9:86-9. 2003
    ..In 1999 we investigated an outbreak of the disease that affected Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico, and Laredo, Texas, United States, contiguous cities that straddle the international border...
  3. ncbi Spirochetemia caused by Borrelia turicatae infection in 3 dogs in Texas
    Marlyn S Whitney
    Texas Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory, Texas A and M University, Amarillo, TX, USA
    Vet Clin Pathol 36:212-6. 2007
    Spirochetemia was diagnosed in 2 Siberian Huskies and a Rottweiler from the northwestern region of Texas between June 1999 and October 2001. Clinical findings were nonspecific; tick exposure was documented in 2 of the dogs...
  4. ncbi Host feeding pattern of Culex quinquefasciatus (Diptera: Culicidae) and its role in transmission of West Nile virus in Harris County, Texas
    Goudarz Molaei
    The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 77:73-81. 2007
    The vertebrate hosts of 672 blood-engorged Culex quinquefasciatus Say, collected in Harris County, Texas, during 2005, were identified by nucleotide sequencing PCR products of the cytochrome b gene. Analysis revealed that 39...
  5. ncbi A comparison of seven traps used for collection of Aedes albopictus and Aedes aegypti originating from a large tire repository in Harris County (Houston), Texas
    James A Dennett
    Harris County Public Health and Environmental Services, Mosquito Control Division, Houston, TX 77021, USA
    J Am Mosq Control Assoc 20:342-9. 2004
    ..albopictus and Ae. aegypti females as frequently as some commercial traps. Additionally, costs incurred per mosquito trapped, future trap design, and important consumer-centered issues are briefly discussed...
  6. pmc Childhood lymphohematopoietic cancer incidence and hazardous air pollutants in southeast Texas, 1995-2004
    Kristina W Whitworth
    Division of Epidemiology and Disease Control, University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, Texas, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 116:1576-80. 2008
    ..Cancer is the second leading cause of death among U.S. children with few known risk factors. There is increasing interest in the role of air pollutants, including benzene and 1,3-butadiene, in the etiology of childhood cancers...
  7. ncbi Assessing the roles of temperature, precipitation, and ENSO in dengue re-emergence on the Texas-Mexico border region
    Joan M Brunkard
    Department of Environmental Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz, California, USA
    Salud Publica Mex 50:227-34. 2008
    ..The goal of this study was to assess linkages between microclimate and longer-term ENSO-related weather forcing on the week-to-week changes in dengue prevalence in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico, over a recent decade of dengue observations...
  8. ncbi Urban-rural residence and the occurrence of cleft lip and cleft palate in Texas, 1999-2003
    Lynne C Messer
    Center for Health Policy, Duke Global Health Institute, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 20:32-9. 2010
    The etiology of orofacial clefts is complex and relatively unknown. Variation in cleft lip with or without palate (CLP) and cleft palate alone (CP) was examined in Texas across urban-rural residence (1999 to 2003).
  9. ncbi Large Salmonella Enteritidis outbreak with prolonged transmission attributed to an infected food handler, Texas, 2002
    M E Beatty
    Enteric Diseases Epidemiology Branch, Division of Foodborne, Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases, National Center for Zoonotic, Vectorborne and Enteric Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Epidemiol Infect 137:417-27. 2009
    In March 2002, an outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis (SE) infections occurred at a convention centre in Dallas, Texas and continued for 6 weeks...
  10. pmc Staging dementia using Clinical Dementia Rating Scale Sum of Boxes scores: a Texas Alzheimer's research consortium study
    Sid E O'Bryant
    Department of Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Science, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, 3601 4th St, STOP 8321, Lubbock, TX 79430, USA
    Arch Neurol 65:1091-5. 2008
    ..The Clinical Dementia Rating Scale Sum of Boxes (CDR-SOB) score is commonly used, although the utility regarding this score in staging dementia severity is not well established...
  11. ncbi What is the best predictor of future type 2 diabetes?
    Muhammad A Abdul-Ghani
    Division of Diabetes, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas 78229, USA
    Diabetes Care 30:1544-8. 2007
    ..We sought to assess insulin secretion/insulin resistance index in predicting the risk for future type 2 diabetes..
  12. ncbi Epidemic dengue and dengue hemorrhagic fever at the Texas-Mexico border: results of a household-based seroepidemiologic survey, December 2005
    Mary M Ramos
    Dengue Branch, Division of Vector Borne Infectious Disease, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 78:364-9. 2008
    ..Discarded waste tires and buckets were the two largest categories of infested containers found in both cities. Our results underscore the risk for epidemic dengue and DHF in the Texas-Mexico border region.
  13. ncbi Virulence analysis of Hessian fly populations from Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas
    Ming Shun Chen
    Plant Science and Entomology Research Unit, Grain Marketing and Production Research Center, USDA ARS, 1515 College Ave, Manhattan, KS 66506, USA
    J Econ Entomol 102:774-80. 2009
    ..determine which resistance genes are still effective in this area, virulence of six Hessian fly populations from Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas was determined, using the resistance genes H3, H4, H5, H6, H7H8, H9, H10, H11, H12, H13, H16,..
  14. pmc Implementation of Texas Senate Bill 19 to increase physical activity in elementary schools
    Steven H Kelder
    School of Public Health, University of Texas at Houston, Austin Regional Campus, Austin, TX 78701, USA
    J Public Health Policy 30:S221-47. 2009
    In 2001, the 77th Texas legislature passed Senate Bill 19 requiring students in publicly funded elementary schools to participate in physical activity and schools to implement a coordinated school health program by September 1, 2007...
  15. pmc Change in dietary energy density after implementation of the Texas Public School Nutrition Policy
    Jason A Mendoza
    US Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service Children s Nutrition Research Center, Academic General Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, and Dan L Duncan Cancer Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030 2600, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 110:434-40. 2010
    ..The study's objective was to assess the impact of the Texas Public School Nutrition Policy on children's energy density by using a pre- and post-policy evaluation...
  16. ncbi Correlates of medication knowledge and adherence: findings from the residency research network of South Texas
    Sandra Burge
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 78220, USA
    Fam Med 37:712-8. 2005
    ..This analysis examined factors associated with medication knowledge and adherence in family medicine patients with chronic conditions...
  17. ncbi Health-related quality of life among Mexican Americans living in colonias at the Texas-Mexico border
    Nelda Mier
    Department of Social and Behavioral Health, School of Rural Public Health, South Texas Center, Texas A and M Health Science Center, 2101 S McColl Road, Room 134, McAllen, TX 78503, USA
    Soc Sci Med 66:1760-71. 2008
    ..The study population is Mexican Americans in the Texas-Mexico border region living in colonias - unincorporated, impoverished settlements with substandard living ..
  18. ncbi The association of subjective social status and health in low-income Mexican-origin individuals in Texas
    Luisa Franzini
    University of Texas, School of Public Health, Houston, TX, USA
    Soc Sci Med 63:788-804. 2006
    ..The study population consists of Mexican-origin individuals living in low-income neighborhoods in Texas and grouped into acculturation categories based on nativity and use of the Spanish language...
  19. ncbi Perceptions of children's body sizes among mothers living on the Texas-Mexico border (La Frontera)
    Elizabeth Reifsnider
    University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas 77555 1029, USA
    Public Health Nurs 23:488-95. 2006
    ..Photographs of children from the Berkeley Longitudinal Growth Study (on Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC] Web site) were used to stimulate discussion with mothers about child sizes...
  20. ncbi Evidence for role of white-tailed deer (Artiodactyla: Cervidae) in epizootiology of cattle ticks and southern cattle ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) in reinfestations along the Texas/Mexico border in south Texas: a review and update
    J M Pound
    USDA ARS, Knipling Bushland U S Livestock Insect Research Laboratory, 2700 Fredericksburg Rd, Kerrville, TX 78028, USA
    J Econ Entomol 103:211-8. 2010
    ..After numerous deer in several counties were killed, eradication was achieved in Florida. As in Florida, in Texas increasing numbers of failures of the pasture vacation approach to tick eradication from the 1970s to the present ..
  21. ncbi Relation between baseline and on-treatment lipid parameters and first acute major coronary events in the Air Force/Texas Coronary Atherosclerosis Prevention Study (AFCAPS/TexCAPS)
    A M Gotto
    Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Circulation 101:477-84. 2000
    The Air Force/Texas Coronary Atherosclerosis Prevention Study (AFCAPS/TexCAPS) is the first primary-prevention study in a cohort with average total cholesterol (TC) and LDL cholesterol (LDL-C) and below-average HDL cholesterol (HDL-C)...
  22. ncbi Pesticide/environmental exposures and Parkinson's disease in East Texas
    Amanpreet S Dhillon
    Department of Occupational Health Sciences, University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler, Tyler, Texas 75708, USA
    J Agromedicine 13:37-48. 2008
    ..pesticides such as rotenone, and other occupational and environmental exposures on the risk of PD in an East Texas population...
  23. ncbi Genetic polymorphisms of methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) and methionine synthase reductase (MTRR) in ethnic populations in Texas; a report of a novel MTHFR polymorphic site, G1793A
    Peter L Rady
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas 77555 0359, USA
    Am J Med Genet 107:162-8. 2002
    ..samples obtained from the blood of healthy individuals of African-Americans, Hispanics, and Caucasians from south Texas were analyzed and compared to those obtained from Ashkenazi Jewish individuals...
  24. pmc Correlates of susceptibility to smoking among Mexican origin youth residing in Houston, Texas: a cross-sectional analysis
    Anna V Wilkinson
    Department of Epidemiology, Unit 1340, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, PO Box 301439, Houston, TX 77230 1439, USA
    BMC Public Health 8:337. 2008
    Survey data suggest that in Texas Latino youth exhibit higher rates of susceptibility to smoking than youth from other ethnic groups...
  25. ncbi When are phylogenetic analyses misled by convergence? A case study in Texas cave salamanders
    John J Wiens
    Department of Ecology and Evolution, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, New York 11794 5245, USA
    Syst Biol 52:501-14. 2003
    ..We then apply these criteria in a study of central Texas cave salamanders (genus Eurycea)...
  26. pmc Flea-borne rickettsioses: ecologic considerations
    A F Azad
    Department of Microbiology and Immunobiology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 3:319-27. 1997
    ..The changing ecology of murine typhus in southern California and Texas over the past 30 years is a good example of urban and suburban expansion affecting infectious disease outbreaks...
  27. ncbi Insulin secretion and action in subjects with impaired fasting glucose and impaired glucose tolerance: results from the Veterans Administration Genetic Epidemiology Study
    Muhammad A Abdul-Ghani
    Diabetes Division, University of Texas Health Science Center, 7703 Floyd Curl Drive, San Antonio, TX 78229, USA
    Diabetes 55:1430-5. 2006
    ..Differences in insulin sensitivity and insulin secretion may predict different rates of progression to type 2 diabetes and varying susceptibility to cardiovascular disease...
  28. pmc Improvements in middle school student dietary intake after implementation of the Texas Public School Nutrition Policy
    Karen Weber Cullen
    Children s Nutrition Research Center, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, 1100 Bates Street, Houston, TX 77030 2600, USA
    Am J Public Health 98:111-7. 2008
    We assessed the effect of the Texas Public School Nutrition Policy on middle school student lunchtime food consumption.
  29. ncbi Predictors of breast and cervical screening in Vietnamese women in Harris County, Houston, Texas
    Vi Ho
    Department of Medicine, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Cancer Nurs 28:119-29; quiz 130-1. 2005
    The Vietnamese are a quickly growing, important part of the Texas population. Breast cancer is known to have different biologic characteristics in Vietnamese women...
  30. ncbi Neurologic complications associated with influenza A in children during the 2003-2004 influenza season in Houston, Texas
    Stephen M Maricich
    Section of Neurology, Department of Pediatrics, Texas Children s Hospital, Houston, Texas, USA
    Pediatrics 114:e626-33. 2004
    ..patients who presented with neurologic symptoms associated with influenza A infection and were hospitalized at Texas Children's Hospital during October and November 2003 and (2) to raise awareness of the neurologic complications of ..
  31. pmc Fruits, vegetables, milk, and sweetened beverages consumption and access to à la carte/snack bar meals at school
    Karen Weber Cullen
    Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    Am J Public Health 94:463-7. 2004
    ..We assessed the impact of access to school snack bars on middle school students' fruit, vegetable, milk, and sweetened beverage consumption...
  32. ncbi Health-related quality of life in a binational population with diabetes at the Texas-Mexico border
    Nelda Mier
    South Texas Center, School of Rural Public Health, Texas A and M Health Science Center, McAllen, Texas, United States of America
    Rev Panam Salud Publica 23:154-63. 2008
    ..and mental health domains of health-related quality of life (HRQL) in a binational adult population with type 2 diabetes at the Texas-Mexico border, and to explore individual and social correlates to physical and mental health status.
  33. ncbi High-resolution predictive mapping for Boophilus annulatus and B. microplus (Acari: Ixodidae) in Mexico and Southern Texas
    A Estrada-Pena
    Department of Parasitology, Veterinary Faculty, Miguel Servet 177, 50013 Zaragoza, Spain
    Vet Parasitol 142:350-8. 2006
    ..microplus over an area covering parts of Texas and northeastern Mexico. The habitat for these tick species covers widely different regions. B...
  34. ncbi Examining localized patterns of air quality perception in Texas: a spatial and statistical analysis
    Samuel D Brody
    Environmental Planning and Sustainability Research Laboratory, Hazard Reduction and Recovery Center, Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning, Texas A and M University, College Station, TX 77843 3137, USA
    Risk Anal 24:1561-74. 2004
    ..We discuss the implications of the findings and provide direction on how further research can provide a deeper understanding of the local contextual factors influencing public perceptions...
  35. pmc Characterization of a West Nile virus isolate from a human on the Gulf Coast of Texas
    Bruno P Granwehr
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555 0609, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 42:5375-7. 2004
    Genetic characterization of a human cerebrospinal fluid West Nile virus isolate from Beaumont, Texas, revealed several nucleotide changes and amino acid substitutions that differentiated it from all other North American strains isolated ..
  36. ncbi Emergence of a predominant clone of community-acquired Staphylococcus aureus among children in Houston, Texas
    Ana M Avalos Mishaan
    Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 24:201-6. 2005
    ..At Texas Children's Hospital (TCH), surveillance has been in place since August 2001...
  37. ncbi Preventive dentistry in Texas, USA
    M Chen
    Center for Health Administration Studies, University of Chicago, Illinois 60637
    Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 18:239-43. 1990
    This paper presents the results of a 1985 survey of 1000 Texas dentists regarding three major types of preventive measures--educational services, preventive procedures, and diagnostic services...
  38. ncbi Analysis of behavioral risk factor surveillance system data to assess the health of Hispanic Americans with diabetes in El Paso County, Texas
    Nelda C Martinez
    School of Nursing, University of Texas at El Paso, 1101 North Campbell Street, El Paso, TX 79902 0581, USA
    Diabetes Educ 33:691-9. 2007
    The purpose of this study is to determine and describe the health of Hispanic Americans who live in El Paso County, Texas, along the US-Mexico border, particularly the multidimensional self-management practices of those with diabetes...
  39. ncbi Cryptosporidium muris in a Texas canine population
    Philip J Lupo
    Center for Infectious Disease, The University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 78:917-21. 2008
    ..To our knowledge, this is the first report of a naturally occurring C. muris infection in a canine host. The finding of C. muris in asymptomatic canines supports the notion of dogs as potential sources of human infection...
  40. ncbi Sapling growth and survivorship as affected by light and flooding in a river floodplain forest of southeast Texas
    Jie Lin
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Rice University, 6100 Main Street, Houston, TX 77251 1892, USA
    Oecologia 139:399-407. 2004
    ..the effects of light and flooding on growth and survivorship of saplings in a river floodplain forest of southeast Texas. Growth responses to light were consistent with the expectation that shade-intolerant species grow faster than ..
  41. pmc Associations between two mosquito populations and West Nile virus in Harris County, Texas, 2003-06
    James A Dennett
    Harris County Public Health and Environmental Services, Mosquito Control Division, 3330 Old Spanish Trail, Building D, Houston, TX 77021, USA
    J Am Mosq Control Assoc 23:264-75. 2007
    ..quinquefasciatus, Aedes albopictus and West Nile virus (WNV) activity, temperature, and rainfall in Harris County, Texas 2003-06 are discussed. Human cases were highly correlated to Cx. quinquefasciatus (r = 0.87) and Ae...
  42. ncbi Neighborhood socioeconomic deprivation and minority composition are associated with better potential spatial access to the ground-truthed food environment in a large rural area
    Joseph R Sharkey
    Department of Social and Behavioral Health, School of Rural Public Health, Texas A and M Health Science Center, College Station, TX 77843 1266, USA
    J Nutr 138:620-7. 2008
    ..In this study, we assessed the food environment in a 6-county rural region of Texas (11,567 km2) through ground-truthed methods that included direct observation and on-site Global Positioning System ..
  43. ncbi The Texas Medication Algorithm Project antipsychotic algorithm for schizophrenia: 2006 update
    Troy A Moore
    Department of Psychiatry, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 68:1751-62. 2007
    A panel of academic psychiatrists and pharmacists, clinicians from the Texas public mental health system, advocates, and consumers met in June 2006 in Dallas, Tex...
  44. ncbi Urban versus rural residence and occurrence of septal heart defects in Texas
    Peter H Langlois
    Birth Defects Epidemiology and Surveillance Branch, Texas Department of State Health Services, Austin, Texas 78714 9347, USA
    Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol 85:764-72. 2009
    ..Few studies have compared multiple measures of urban/rural residence...
  45. ncbi Outcome and patterns of recurrence of nonbilharzial pure squamous cell carcinoma of the bladder: a contemporary review of The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center experience
    Wassim Kassouf
    Division of Urology, McGill University Health Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Cancer 110:764-9. 2007
    ..Nonbilharzial squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the bladder is a rare entity in the Western hemisphere. To further understanding of its natural history, a contemporary experience with management and outcome of this disease was reviewed...
  46. ncbi Epidemiology of rabies in skunks in Texas
    Ernest H Oertli
    Texas Department of State Health Services, Zoonosis Control Branch, Austin, TX 78714 9347, USA
    J Am Vet Med Assoc 234:616-20. 2009
    To obtain epidemiologic information on rabies in skunks in Texas.
  47. pmc Effects of nativity, age at migration, and acculturation on smoking among adult Houston residents of Mexican descent
    Anna V Wilkinson
    Department of Epidemiology, Unit 1340, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, PO Box 301439, Houston, TX 77230 1439, USA
    Am J Public Health 95:1043-9. 2005
    ..We investigated differences in smoking behaviors between US-and Mexican-born ever smokers and examined the influence of US culture on smoking initiation...
  48. ncbi Environmental risk factors for equine West Nile virus disease cases in Texas
    Michael P Ward
    Department of Veterinary Integrative Biosciences, Texas A and M University, College Station, TX 77843 4458, USA
    Vet Res Commun 33:461-71. 2009
    West Nile Virus (WNV) was first detected in the Texas equine population during June 2002. Infection has since spread rapidly across the state and become endemic in the equine population...
  49. ncbi 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.
  50. ncbi Incorporating PDA use in diabetes self-care: a central Texas Primary Care Research Network (CenTexNet) study
    Samuel N Forjuoh
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Scott and White Santa Fe Century Square, 1402 West Avenue H, Temple, TX 76504, USA
    J Am Board Fam Med 20:375-84. 2007
    ..We investigated the feasibility of incorporating the use of the personal digital assistant (PDA) in diabetes self-care in primary care...
  51. pmc Dengue fever seroprevalence and risk factors, Texas-Mexico border, 2004
    Joan Marie Brunkard
    University of California, Santa Cruz, California, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 13:1477-83. 2007
    Reported autochthonous dengue fever transmission in the United States has been limited to 5 south Texas border counties since 1980...
  52. ncbi Survival of Texas infants born with trisomies 21, 18, and 13
    Catherine Vendola
    Kaiser Permanente, San Jose Medical Center, San Jose, California, USA
    Am J Med Genet A 152:360-6. 2010
    ..All cases of trisomies 21, 18, and 13 born in Texas between 1999 and 2003 were obtained from the Texas Birth Defects Registry and included 2,260 cases of trisomy 21, ..
  53. ncbi Emergency room use and access to primary care: evidence from Houston, Texas
    Charles E Begley
    Division of Management, Policy and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Texas Houston, TX 77225, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 17:610-24. 2006
    ..We obtained ED visit data from safety net hospitals in Houston, Texas and applied the New York University ED Algorithm to estimate the rate of visits that were primary care-related...
  54. ncbi Assessment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia and small lymphocytic lymphoma by absolute lymphocyte counts in 2,126 patients: 20 years of experience at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
    Apostolia M Tsimberidou
    Department of Leukemia, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Clin Oncol 25:4648-56. 2007
    ..We assessed whether characteristics of patients with CLL and SLL differ in ways other than the absolute lymphocyte count (ALC) and evaluated treatment outcomes and prognostic factors...
  55. ncbi The thyroid gland in bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) from the Texas coast of the Gulf of Mexico: normal structure and pathological changes
    D F Cowan
    Department of Pathology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555 0555, USA
    J Comp Pathol 135:217-25. 2006
    Fresh thyroid glands (n=60) from Atlantic bottlenose dolphins that died after stranding along the Texas coast between 1991 and 2005 were examined...
  56. ncbi Neighborhood economic conditions, social processes, and self-rated health in low-income neighborhoods in Texas: a multilevel latent variables model
    Luisa Franzini
    University of Texas, School of Public Health, 1200 Herman Pressler Drive, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Soc Sci Med 61:1135-50. 2005
    ..The results, based on data from low-income neighborhoods in Texas, USA generally supported the model and indicated that the effect of neighborhood impoverishment on health is ..
  57. ncbi Self-rated health and trust in low-income Mexican-origin individuals in Texas
    Luisa Franzini
    Department of Management, University of Texas, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Soc Sci Med 67:1959-69. 2008
    ..predictors of trust in Mexican-Americans living in low-income neighborhoods (defined as census block groups) in Texas. Detailed survey data on 1754 Mexican-origin respondents provided information on self-rated health and individual ..
  58. ncbi Patients who leave our emergency department without being seen: the Texas Children's Hospital experience
    Rana N Kronfol
    Department of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Pediatr Emerg Care 22:550-4. 2006
    ..We sought to describe the clinical characteristics of patients leaving the Texas Children's Hospital (TCH) ED without being seen during 1...
  59. ncbi Mechanisms of carbapenem resistance among a collection of Enterobacteriaceae clinical isolates in a Texas city
    Jason W Bennett
    Department of Medicine, San Antonio Military Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas 78234, USA
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 66:445-8. 2010
    ..One Enterobacter cloacae produced derepressed AmpC beta-lactamase, 1 Escherichia coli expressed plasmid-mediated AmpC beta-lactamase, and 1 E. cloacae produced a carbapenemase...
  60. ncbi Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus: carriage rates and characterization of students in a Texas university
    Rodney E Rohde
    Clinical Laboratory Science, Texas State University San Marcos, San Marcos, TX 78666 4616, USA
    Clin Lab Sci 22:176-84. 2009
    ..To evaluate the carriage rates of Staphylococcus aureus and methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in a university student population and describe risk factors associated with the carriage of each...
  61. ncbi Human papillomavirus vaccine recommendations and agreement with mandated human papillomavirus vaccination for 11-to-12-year-old girls: a statewide survey of Texas physicians
    Jessica A Kahn
    Division of Adolescent Medicine, Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH 45229, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 18:2325-32. 2009
    The purpose of this study was to examine Texas physicians' recommendations for the quadrivalent human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine in 11-to-12-year-old girls, intention to recommend HPV vaccines to 11-to-12-year-old boys, and attitudes ..
  62. ncbi Catarina virus, an arenaviral species principally associated with Neotoma micropus (southern plains woodrat) in Texas
    Maria N B Cajimat
    Department of Pathology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas 77555 0609, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 77:732-6. 2007
    ..of an arenavirus principally associated with the southern plains woodrat (Neotoma micropus) in southern Texas to other New World arenaviruses...
  63. ncbi Community readiness to prevent intimate partner violence in Bexar County, Texas
    Margaret Brackley
    Department of Chronic Nursing Care, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio School of Nursing, USA
    J Transcult Nurs 14:227-36. 2003
    ..is to describe the Community Readiness Model implemented by the San Antonio Safe Family Coalition in Bexar County, Texas, a coordinated community response to prevent intimate partner violence...
  64. ncbi Prevalence of nonsyndromic oral clefts in Texas: 1995-1999
    Syed Shahrukh Hashmi
    University of Texas Health Sciences Center, Houston School of Public Health, Houston, Texas, USA
    Am J Med Genet A 134:368-72. 2005
    ..We undertook a descriptive study of oral clefts in Texas, focusing on the effect of folic acid fortification and Hispanic ethnicity on the prevalence of oral clefts as ..
  65. ncbi Cross-border purchase of medications and health care in a sample of residents of El Paso, Texas, and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
    Jose O Rivera
    University of Texas at El Paso CHS, El Paso, Texas, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 101:167-73. 2009
    We examined data from a US-Mexico bi-national survey conducted among adult residents of El Paso, Texas, and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, to assess frequency of purchase of medications and use of health care services across the border.
  66. ncbi The Texas Children's Medication Algorithm Project: revision of the algorithm for pharmacotherapy of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder
    Steven R Pliszka
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 78229 3900, USA
    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 45:642-57. 2006
    In 1998, the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation developed algorithms for medication treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)...
  67. ncbi Texas Children's Medication Algorithm Project: update from Texas Consensus Conference Panel on Medication Treatment of Childhood Major Depressive Disorder
    Carroll W Hughes
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX 75390 8589, USA
    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 46:667-86. 2007
    ..To revise and update consensus guidelines for medication treatment algorithms for childhood major depressive disorder based on new scientific evidence and expert clinical consensus when evidence is lacking...
  68. ncbi Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection in the Texas prison system
    Jacques Baillargeon
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas 78284 7802, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 38:e92-5. 2004
    ..The present study of 299,179 Texas inmates who were incarcerated between 1999-2001 indicated an incidence of 12 MRSA infections/1000 person-years...
  69. ncbi The societal cost of tuberculosis: Tarrant County, Texas, 2002
    Thaddeus L Miller
    School of Public Health, University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth, Ft Worth, TX 76107, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 20:1-7. 2010
    ..Unmeasured TB costs lead to underestimates of the benefit of prevention and create conditions that could result in a resurgence of TB. We gathered data from Tarrant County, Texas, for 2002, to estimate the societal cost due to TB.
  70. ncbi Companion animal knowledge, attachment and pet cat care and their associations with household demographics for residents of a rural Texas town
    Melanie E Ramón
    Department of Veterinary Integrative Biosciences, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Texas A and M University, College Station, TX 77843 4458, USA
    Prev Vet Med 94:251-63. 2010
    ..telephone survey explored companion animal attachment and knowledge as well as cat care of residents in a small Texas town. The survey included 441 residents of randomly selected households (55% response rate)...
  71. ncbi Antipsychotic medication utilization trends among Texas veterans: 1997-2002
    Min Yang
    QualityMetric Health Outcomes Solutions, Lincoln, RI 02865, USA
    Ann Pharmacother 42:1229-38. 2008
    ..An antipsychotic utilization pattern has evolved substantially over the past 20 years or so due to the introduction of the second-generation antipsychotics (SGAs) and the increasing understanding of their adverse effect profile...
  72. ncbi Emergency department diversion and trauma mortality: evidence from houston, Texas
    Charles E Begley
    School of Public Health, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, Texas, USA
    J Trauma 57:1260-5. 2004
    ..This study examined the relation between trauma death rates and hospital diversion in the Houston emergency medical service area...
  73. ncbi Patient adherence and reimbursement amount for antidiabetic fixed-dose combination products compared with dual therapy among Texas Medicaid recipients
    Chelim Cheong
    Pharmacy Administration Department, College of Pharmacy, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas 78712 0127, USA
    Clin Ther 30:1893-907. 2008
    ..Little is known about the potential for improved adherence with and cost savings of fixed-dose combination therapy (FDCT) products compared with analogous dual therapy for type 2 diabetes mellitus...
  74. pmc Borrelia, Ehrlichia, and Rickettsia spp. in ticks removed from persons, Texas, USA
    Phillip C Williamson
    University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth, Texas 76107 2699, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 16:441-6. 2010
    ..and identity of pathogens and bacterial agents in ticks removed from humans and subsequently submitted to the Texas Department of State Health Services, Zoonosis Control Program, from October 1, 2004, through September 30, 2008...
  75. ncbi Relative susceptibilties of South Texas mosquitoes to infection with West Nile virus
    Dana L Vanlandingham
    Department of Pathology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas 77555 0609, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 77:925-8. 2007
    Three species of mosquitoes (Culex pipiens quinquefasciatus, Aedes aegypti, and Ae. albopictus) collected in Texas were compared with respect to their relative susceptibility to infection with West Nile virus (WNV) strain 114...
  76. ncbi Maternal serum B12 levels and risk for neural tube defects in a Texas-Mexico border population
    Lucina Suarez
    Texas Department of Health, Austin 78756, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 13:81-8. 2003
    ..We determined the effect of maternal serum B(12) levels, measured postpartum, on the risk of NTDs among a high risk Mexican American population...
  77. ncbi Access to health care among Latinos of Mexican descent in colonias in two Texas counties
    Larry Ortiz
    University of Maryland School of Social Work, 20201, USA
    J Rural Health 20:246-52. 2004
    ..Findings reaffirm the importance of looking within ethnic subpopulations to understand the complexities of health disparities...
  78. pmc Comparing denitrification estimates for a Texas estuary by using acetylene inhibition and membrane inlet mass spectrometry
    Melody J Bernot
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana 46556, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 69:5950-6. 2003
    ..The C2H2 inhibition method with chloramphenicol addition, conducted over short incubation intervals, provides a cost-effective method for estimating denitrification, and rate estimates are comparable to those obtained by the MIMS method...
  79. ncbi Detection of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in endemic salamander species from central Texas
    James P Gaertner
    Department of Biology, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX 78666, USA
    Ecohealth 6:20-6. 2009
    A nested PCR protocol was used to analyze five endemic salamander species from Central Texas for the presence of the emerging pathogen, chytrid fungus (Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis)...
  80. ncbi Factors associated with hypertension awareness, treatment, and control in Dallas County, Texas
    Ronald G Victor
    Division of Hypertension, Department of Internal Medicine, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Room J4 134, 5323 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas, TX 75390, USA
    Arch Intern Med 168:1285-93. 2008
    ..Hypertension (HTN) control rates in the United States remain lower in black than white persons, particularly before 65 years of age. Potential sociocultural factors have not been sufficiently addressed...
  81. ncbi Genome scan of hybridizing sunflowers from Texas (Helianthus annuus and H. debilis) reveals asymmetric patterns of introgression and small islands of genomic differentiation
    M Scascitelli
    Department of Botany, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Mol Ecol 19:521-41. 2010
    ..annuus; a near-endemic to Texas, Helianthus debilis ssp...
  82. ncbi An evaluation of surrogate chemical exposure measures and autism prevalence in Texas
    T A Lewandowski
    Brooklyn College The City University of New York, Brooklyn, New York 11210, USA
    J Toxicol Environ Health A 72:1592-603. 2009
    ..epa.gov/tri) data for Hg and 2000-2001 school district autism prevalence was previously reported in Texas. Evaluations using industrial release data as surrogate exposure measures may be problematic, particularly for ..
  83. pmc Murine typhus in Austin, Texas, USA, 2008
    Jennifer Adjemian
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 16:412-7. 2010
    In August 2008, Texas authorities and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention investigated reports of increased numbers of febrile rash illnesses in Austin to confirm the causative agent as Rickettsia typhi, to assess the outbreak ..
  84. ncbi Chagas disease in Texas: recognizing the significance and implications of evidence in the literature
    Elaine Jennifer Hanford
    Department of Geography, Texas Center for Geographic Information Science, Texas State University, Texas, San Marcos, TX 78666, USA
    Soc Sci Med 65:60-79. 2007
    ..Despite the parallels between socio-economic and environmental conditions in Texas and much of Latin America, Chagas disease is not a notifiable human disease in Texas...
  85. pmc Effect of lovastatin on primary prevention of cardiovascular events in mild CKD and kidney function loss: a post hoc analysis of the Air Force/Texas Coronary Atherosclerosis Prevention Study
    Jessica Kendrick
    Division of Renal Diseases and Hypertension, University of Colorado Denver Health Sciences Center, Aurora, CO 80220, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 55:42-9. 2010
    ....
  86. ncbi A population perspective on diabetes prevention: whom should we target for preventing weight gain?
    James P Burke
    Department of Health Sciences Research, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota 55905, USA
    Diabetes Care 26:1999-2004. 2003
    ..To examine the influence of obesity and prevention of weight gain on the incidence of type 2 diabetes...
  87. ncbi National Cholesterol Education Program versus World Health Organization metabolic syndrome in relation to all-cause and cardiovascular mortality in the San Antonio Heart Study
    Kelly J Hunt
    Department of Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 78229 3900, USA
    Circulation 110:1251-7. 2004
    ....
  88. pmc The impact of the Texas public school nutrition policy on student food selection and sales in Texas
    Karen W Cullen
    United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Children s Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030 2600, USA
    Am J Public Health 99:706-12. 2009
    We assessed the statewide impact of the 2004 Texas Public School Nutrition Policy on foods and beverages served or sold in schools.
  89. ncbi Dietary intakes at child-care centers in central Texas fail to meet Food Guide Pyramid recommendations
    Alison Padget
    Nutritional Sciences, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 105:790-3. 2005
    ..records were obtained for 50 children ages 3 to 5 years old who attended nine child-care centers in central Texas. Dietary intakes during child care were measured by a researcher, and dietary intakes at home were recorded by a ..
  90. ncbi Host plants of the tarnished plant bug (Heteroptera: Miridae) in Central Texas
    J F Esquivel
    USDA ARS, Areawide Pest Management Research Unit, 2771 F and B Road, College Station, TX 77845, USA
    Environ Entomol 36:725-30. 2007
    ..Because the Southern Blacklands region of Central Texas is in advanced stages of boll weevil eradication, blooming weeds and selected row crops were sampled during a 3-yr ..
  91. ncbi Detection of Babesia bigemina infection in strains of Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus collected from outbreaks in south Texas
    F D Guerrero
    USDA ARS Knipling Bushland, US Livestock Insects Research Laboratory, Kerrville, TX 78028, USA
    Vet Parasitol 145:156-63. 2007
    ..We detected the presence of B. bigemina in all strains of R. microplus currently reared at the laboratory and 4 of 26 strains collected from infestation outbreaks in Texas by the U.S. Cattle Fever Tick Eradication Program.
  92. ncbi A stem batrachian from the Early Permian of Texas and the origin of frogs and salamanders
    Jason S Anderson
    Department of Comparative Biology and Experimental Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Calgary, 3330 Hospital Drive, Calgary, Alberta T2N 4N1, Canada
    Nature 453:515-8. 2008
    ..Here we report the discovery of an amphibamid temnospondyl from the Early Permian of Texas that bridges the gap between other Palaeozoic amphibians and the earliest known salientians and caudatans from the ..
  93. ncbi Discrepant attitudes about teamwork among critical care nurses and physicians
    Eric J Thomas
    University of Texas Houston Medical School, Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, USA
    Crit Care Med 31:956-9. 2003
    ..To measure and compare critical care physicians' and nurses' attitudes about teamwork...
  94. pmc Availability of healthier options in traditional and nontraditional rural fast-food outlets
    Jennifer S Creel
    Texas Healthy Aging Research Network, School of Rural Public Health, Texas A and M Health Science Center, College Station, TX, USA
    BMC Public Health 8:395. 2008
    ..In rural areas, these nontraditional fast-food outlets may provide most of the opportunities for procurement of fast foods...
  95. ncbi Micropapillary bladder cancer: a review of the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center experience with 100 consecutive patients
    Ashish M Kamat
    Department of Urology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Cancer 110:62-7. 2007
    ..Micropapillary bladder carcinoma is a rare variant of urothelial carcinoma. To improve understanding of this disease, the authors performed a retrospective review of their experience...
  96. pmc Environmental health training of promotoras in colonias along the Texas-Mexico border
    I N Ramos
    Center for Environmental and Rural Health, Texas A and M University, 4455 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843 4455, USA
    Am J Public Health 91:568-70. 2001
    ..Along the American side of the Texas-Mexico border alone, there are approximately 1800 colonias--the largest number of any border state--most of which ..
  97. pmc Environmental investigations of Vibrio parahaemolyticus in oysters after outbreaks in Washington, Texas, and New York (1997 and 1998)
    A DePaola
    Gulf Coast Seafood Laboratory, Food and Drug Administration, Dauphin Island, Alabama 36528, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 66:4649-54. 2000
    ..densities and the occurrence of pathogenic strains in shellfish were determined following outbreaks in Washington, Texas, and New York...
  98. ncbi Spatial analysis of volatile organic compounds from a community-based air toxics monitoring network in Deer Park, Texas, USA
    Luther A Smith
    Alion Science and Technology, Inc, POB 12313, Research Triangle Park, Durham, NC 27709, USA
    Environ Monit Assess 128:369-79. 2007
    ..concentrations of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) were measured at 12 sites within a 3-km radius in Deer Park, Texas near Houston...
  99. ncbi Racial differences in diabetes self-management and quality of care in Texas
    Chiagozie Nwasuruba
    Department of Medicine, University of Texas Health Center at Tyler, TX, USA
    J Diabetes Complications 23:112-8. 2009
    To assess racial/ethnic differences in diabetes self-management behaviors and quality of care in Texas.
  100. ncbi Characterizing children's asthma hospitalizations on the Texas-Mexico border
    Sara Grineski
    University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, Texas 79968, USA
    J Asthma 44:783-7. 2007
    The objective of this paper is to study patterns in children's asthma hospitalizations along the Texas-Mexico border. Data for analysis were obtained from the State of Texas and the US Bureau of the Census...
  101. ncbi Urban-rural residence and the occurrence of neural tube defects in Texas, 1999-2003
    T J Luben
    US Environmental Protection Agency, NC 27711, USA
    Health Place 15:848-54. 2009
    ..and magnitude of urban-rural variation in anencephaly, spina bifida without anencephaly, and encephalocele in Texas in relation with urban-rural residence for the period 1999-2003...

Research Grants69

  1. INCREASING SCHOOL SNACK BAR FRUIT AND VEGETABLE INTAKE
    Karen Cullen; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..Positive findings from this study should be applicable to middle schools where snack bars are available. ..
  2. Familys' Web: Cancer Prevention for Daughters
    Karen Cullen; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..This feasibility or pilot study will provide the foundation for a full scale intervention focused on dietary change. ..
  3. Exploring strategies to increase school breakfast consumption in middle schools
    Karen Cullen; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Improving SB participation may be an important public health environmental intervention with both significant health and academic outcomes. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  4. Psychiatric barriers to outpatient care in released HIV-infected offenders
    Jacques Baillargeon; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..decreases the likelihood of establishing and maintaining outpatient care among newly released HIV-infected Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) offenders...
  5. SEXUAL HEALTH PRACTICES OF HOMELESS ADOLESCENTS
    DONNA REW; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..The expected outcome is an effective, brief intervention for promoting sexual health that can be delivered to homeless adolescents in an unsheltered environment. ..
  6. A Longitudinal Study of Health Risk Behavior in Youth
    DONNA REW; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..a cohort-sequential design, a convenience sample of 2200 ethnically diverse children in grades 4-6 in central Texas will be surveyed up to 5 years to meet these specific aims...
  7. Developing Health Behaviors in Middle Adolescence
    DONNA LYNN REW; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..to collect data from an accessible, multi-ethnic sample of 1186 adolescents and their parents residing in central Texas. Surveys consisting of valid research instruments to measure theoretical variables in a resilience model will be ..
  8. Nitrates, Nitrites, and Nitrosatable Drugs and Risk of Selected Birth Defects
    JEAN DIANE BRENDER; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The periconceptional addresses of Iowa and Texas participants will be linked to community water systems and pertinent water nitrate sampling results...
  9. Epidemiology of Disturbed Sleep Among Adolescents
    Robert Roberts; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Data will be collected using laptop computers and audio-computer assisted self-interview (ACASI) technology. ..
  10. Measuring Oral Disease Burden for Planning Services
    Michael Ross; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..The principal investigator is based in Houston, Texas (USA) and the collaborators are based in Cape Town (South Africa), Dar es Salaam (Tanzania), and London (UK)...
  11. Obesity in Hispanic Children with Leukemia
    Jacques Baillargeon; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..on a historic cohort of 425 pediatric ALL patients treated at one of four institutions that comprise the South Texas Pediatric CCOP between 1990-2000...
  12. Epidemiology of Arboviral Encephalomyelitis in Houston
    Kristy Murray; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The candidate is a veterinarian and Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Texas School of Public Health in Houston...
  13. OUTCOME OF SYSTEMIC LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS IN MINORITIES
    GRACIELA ALARCON; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..from three ethnic groups (Hispanics, African-Americans and Caucasians) at two geographic locations (Alabama and Texas) in order to examine the relative importance of socioeconomic-demographic, behavioral-cultural and immunogenetic ..
  14. Patterns and correlates of CAM use in African Americans
    Carolyn Brown; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Long-term objectives are to enhance the provision and effectiveness of health care interventions in African American populations and to generate research questions for future investigations of CAM use in African Americans. [unreadable]..
  15. Effects of Stressors on Drug Use in Young, Poor Women
    Z Helen Wu; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Clarifying such relationship should help in the development of targeted, effective preventions and interventions to prevent transitions from drug use to abuse and dependence in adulthood. ..
  16. Diabetes and Cardiovascular Risks in Primary Care
    Michael Parchman; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ....
  17. Health Concordance in Older Mexican American Couples
    MARY PEEK; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Structural equation modeling will be used for model estimation on three waves of data (1993-94 -1998/9.) ..
  18. Treatment with Exercise Augmentation for Depression
    Madhukar Trivedi; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ....
  19. Intervention for Stroke Survivors and Spousal Caregivers
    Sharon Ostwald; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Depending on the nature of the change function, individual parameter estimates of the intercept, slope, and if necessary, curvature will be compared across groups. ..
  20. Preventing Tobacco Use in Young Latino Workers in Texas
    Amelie Ramirez; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..A no-intervention control community in the Southwest District of the city of Dallas, Texas, with similar demographic characteristics will be selected...
  21. Transitions in Physical Activity During Adolescence
    Cheryl Anderson; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Our project represents an innovative approach to understanding and increasing physical activity in the primary prevention of cancer. ..
  22. Computerized Decision Support System for Depression
    Madhukar Trivedi; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The Texas Medication Algorithm Project (TMAP) MDD algorithm provides the framework for the clinical content in the CDSS-D...
  23. The Joint Risks of Hazadous Air Pollulants Among Childhood Cancer Histotypes
    James Thompson; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..This hypothesis will be tested by two specific aims, which are strongly supported by preliminary analysis of the Texas Childhood Cancer Database and birth records from the Texas Department of State Health Services...
  24. Genetic Influences on Coronary Artery Calcification
    Braxton D Mitchell; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..This will impact substantially on mortality, quality of life, and health care costs for millions of middle-aged and elderly Americans. ..
  25. GENETICS OF BONE DENSITY IN MEXICAN AMERICANS
    Braxton Mitchell; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..abstract_text> ..
  26. REVAMP Follow-Up
    Madhukar Trivedi; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ....
  27. Vocational Student Tobacco Use
    Alexandra Loukas; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..Development of effective prevention and intervention programs aimed at reducing tobacco use in this population require an understanding of the factors that contribute to their tobacco use. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  28. The Role of Pesticide Dispersion Within Texas Watershed*
    James Thompson; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..The objective of this application is to estimate the risk of specific childhood cancers with each watershed in Texas and the role that 'local' cropping practices have in contaminating water supplies...
  29. Club Drug Use in Young, Low Income Women
    Z Wu; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..Americans) between 18 and 30 years of age will be recruited in the family planning clinics at the University of Texas Medical Branch. Data on history of club drug use will be collected among these young, low-income women...
  30. Effects of Early Abuse on Adult Intimate Relationships
    Cindy M Meston; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The findings from this investigation will have implications for understanding both the psychological and physiological mechanisms that link CA with detrimental intimacy/relational factors in adulthood. ..
  31. PREVENTION THROUGH PHYSICAL ACTIVITY--PARENTAL INFLUENCE
    Cheryl Anderson; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..Our project represents an innovative approach to understanding and increasing regular physical activity in the primary prevention of cancer. ..
  32. Joint Determinants of Bone Density and CVD Calcification
    Braxton Mitchell; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Such insights could lead to elucidation of specific genetic pathways that can be exploited in the future for early identification of high-risk individuals, as well as development of new preventive and therapeutic approaches...
  33. Cultural and Ethical Issues in Genetic Family Studies
    Nedal Arar; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..subjects from the ongoing Family Investigation of Nephropathy and Diabetes (FIND) study at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA)...
  34. INJURY AND ILLNESS SURVEILLANCE IN MIGRANT FARMWORKERS
    Sharon Cooper; Fiscal Year: 2001
    Agriculture is one of the most hazardous industries in the U.S. and in Texas, although little is known about the magnitude of injury and illness in the migrant farmworker population...
  35. REPEAT MAMMOGRAPHY AMONG LOW INCOME AND MINORITY WOMEN
    Maria Fernandez; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..g. stage of mammography adoption, self-efficacy, attitudes toward mammography, and perceived susceptibility to breast cancer). ..
  36. Ginkgo Biloba: Antidepressant-Induced Sexual Dysfunction
    Cindy Meston; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..If effective, GBE could play a significant adjunctive role in the treatment of clinical depression and other psychological disorders commonly treated with antidepressant medications. ..
  37. Blood Pressure and Stimulant Medications in Children
    Jonathan Sorof; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..If so, physicians who prescribe these medications must increased awareness of the need to monitor blood pressure carefully in these children. ..
  38. Divalproex and Placebo, Lithium, or Quetiapine for Mania
    Trisha Suppes; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..abstract_text> ..
  39. Resource and QOL Consequences of Lung Cancer Screening
    Margaret Byrne; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..abstract_text> ..
  40. VAS-COG 2007
    Donald Royall; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Many vascular cognitive disorders are preventable and potentially reversible. VAS-COG will provide a forum in which information on these important conditions can be exchanged and disseminated. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  41. ETIOLOGY OF BULIMIC PATHOLOGY--MULTIMETHOD INVESTIGATION
    Eric Stice; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..Agras' and Taylor's labs, (2) learn state-of- the-art treatments for eating pathology and other adolescent psychopathology, (3) take courses in quantitative techniques, methodology, and ethics, and (4) receive training in grant writing. ..
  42. ADJUNCTIVE ACUPUNCTURE TO TREAT BIPOLAR DEPRESSION
    PATRICIA SUPPES; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..Should acupuncture demonstrate efficacy in the treatment of bipolar disorder, further studies will be proposed to evaluate its utility for maintenance and prevention. ..
  43. Development of Caregiver Sleep Intervention
    Patricia Carter; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Data obtained from this pilot test of the intervention will be used to support the application for a full-scale trial of the proposed Caregiver Sleep Intervention (CASI). ..
  44. Parenteral Hydration in Advanced Cancer Patients: A Randomized Controlled Trial
    Eduardo Bruera; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..In this study, we will test if giving fluid through the vein will improve the symptoms, delay confusion and prolong life in patients who are no longer to drink at the end of life. ..
  45. Multidimensional Assessment and Intervention for Elder Self-Neglect
    Carmel B Dyer; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..We intend to test the hypothesis that this approach will improve the quality of care and outcomes provided to these seniors by state protective service agencies. ..
  46. NIDDM SUSCEPTIBILITY GENES IN MEXICAN AMERICANS
    Donna M Lehman; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..5 LOD support interval. Furthermore, the utilization of a novel statistical functional genomic analysis (Bayesian quantitative trait nucleotide analysis) should enhance the final stage of identifying the specific variants involved. ..
  47. WORLD REFERENCE CENTER FOR ARBOVIRUSES
    Robert Tesh; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..abstract_text> ..
  48. Texas ICAN! Initial Evaluation of an Active Curriculum
    John Bartholomew; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Children's physical activity need not be sacrificed to achieve academic goals. Texas I-CAN! is designed to achieve curricular goals through movement, with chidren experiencing 10-15 min of MVPA ..
  49. IMPROVING EVERYDAY MEMORY IN AT RISK ELDERLY
    Graham J McDougall; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Data collections will occur over 27 months on five occasions with face-to-face interviews. Data analysis will include descriptive statistics, correlations, 2X5 MANOVA and hierarchical regressions. ..
  50. EDUCATION AND GROUP SUPPORT FOR DIABETIC HISPANICS
    Sharon Brown; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..In Starr County, Texas, type 2 diabetes affects 50 percent of the adult Hispanic population...
  51. CONCEPTS OF RACE & ETHNICITY IN GENETICS RESEARCH
    Linda Hunt; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..3) Explore how research findings and clinical experiences regarding the relevance of race and ethnicity are interpreted and applied by genetic scientists and clinicians. ..
  52. International Center of TCM for Cancer
    Lorenzo Cohen; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..one of the top cancer centers in China and will promote an educational exchange between CHFU and The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center (MDACC)...
  53. End-Organ Injury in Hypertensive Children
    Jonathan Sorof; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..The proposed studies will add significantly to our ability to practice evidence-based medicine regarding the evaluation and management of hypertensive children. ..
  54. Pramipexole in Treatment-Resistant Depression
    Roy Perlis; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The proposed investigation and training program will provide critical skills, experience and data to aid the candidate in writing an R01 and becoming an independent investigator. ..
  55. Acute Treatment of Bipolar II Depression
    PATRICIA SUPPES; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..This pilot study will provide data addressing the aims and sample size needed for a full-scale intervention trial. ..
  56. Molecular Epidemiology of t-MDS/AML
    Sara Strom; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..We believe that this study will provide future hypotheses for research into treatment- related malignancies, and may lead to eventual improvements in cancer survivorship. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  57. Genetic Susceptibility Modifiers in Renal Cell Carcinoma
    Xifeng Wu; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..with RCC, who have not received chemotherapy or radiotherapy, identified from two hospitals in the Houston, Texas metropolitan area...
  58. TEST OF A DISSONANCE EATING DISORDER PREVENTION PROGRAM
    Eric Stice; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Thus, the proposed study should be the definitive test of this new promising eating disorder prevention program and should significantly advance our knowledge regarding the prevention of this pervasive psychiatric problem. ..
  59. Risk and Maintenance Factors for Bulimic Pathology
    Eric Stice; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..abstract_text> ..
  60. Clinicians' Concepts of Racial/Ethnic Differences in the Management of Chronic Il
    Linda M Hunt; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ....
  61. Biobehavioral Effects of Yoga During Cancer Treatment
    Lorenzo Cohen; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..abstract_text> ..
  62. COMPUTER AIDED STRESS REDUCTION, MENTAL HEALTH & CANCER
    Lorenzo Cohen; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ....
  63. HIV /STD Prevention Program for Middle School Students
    Susan Tortolero; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..design will consist of a randomized controlled trial conducted in sixteen inner-city middle schools in Houston, Texas. Approximately 1000 7th grade students will be recruited into the study and will be followed over a two-year ..
  64. Human Papillovirus Testing in Adolescents
    Jessica Kahn; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Aim 5 To determine the cumulative prevalence and rates of persistence and regression of HPV infection, and correlation of HPV test results with cervicaI cytology, in the above sample of urban adolescent girls. ..
  65. C-Reactive Protein and Exercise in Postmenopausal Women
    Timothy Church; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..These studies represent an innovative, unique, timely, and cost-effective opportunity to quickly explore the relation between CRP, physical activity, and HRT. ..
  66. Ethnicity and Functional Outcomes Over Time in Psychosocial Rehabilitation
    Tam Dinh; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Effective intervention strategies are needed to facilitate community integration and enhanced quality of life for ethnic minorities with SPMI. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  67. DISPARITIES IN ASTHMA AMONG ELDERLY IN WEST TEXAS
    Ahmed Arif; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..The Texas Tech 5000 survey is a large population based longitudinal epidemiological study of 5000 elderly West Texas ..
  68. Molecular Epidemiology of Myelodysplastic Syndromes
    Sara Strom; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..We propose to conduct a pilot case-control study of 180 MDS patients registered at the U. of Texas M. D...
  69. INFLAME: Inflammation and Exercise
    Timothy Church; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ....