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Washington Receives Grant to Test Oral Swabs for TB Diagnosis

ASPPH Friday Letter, Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Researchers at the University of Washington School of Public Health and the University of Cape Town in South Africa plan to partner on a two-year study to test a lower-cost, simpler and safer method in diagnosing tuberculosis

Assessing Acceptability of Self-Sampling Kits, Prevalence, and Risk Factors for Human Papillomavirus Infection in American Indian Women

Journal of Community Health, Tuesday, April 5, 2016

The study evaluated the feasibility and acceptability of self-sampling for human papillomavirus (HPV) testing and calculated the prevalence of and risk facto

Incident Detection of High-Risk Human Papillomavirus Infections in a Cohort of High-Risk Women Aged 25-65 Years

The Journal of Infectious Diseases, Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Among high-risk mid-adult women with recent new male partners, multiple male partners, or male partners who were casual or had ≥1 concurrent partnership, about two thirds of incident HR-HPV detections are likely new acquisiti

Variability in Pathologists' Interpretations of Individual Breast Biopsy Slides: A Population Perspective

Annals of Internal Medicine, Tuesday, March 22, 2016

In many cases, breast biopsies have too much uncertainty for interpretation, according to a new study led by Dr. Joann Elmore.

Strengthening paper health register systems: strategies from case studies in Ethiopia, Ghana, South Africa and Uganda

Journal of Global Health, Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Despite the global shift toward digital data collection, there remain low–resource settings that are unable to support the infrastructure required for electronic register systems.

Low-Fat Dietary Pattern Intervention and Health-Related Quality of Life: The Women’s Health Initiative Randomized Controlled Dietary Modification Trial

Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Changing to a diet low in fat was linked to small but significant improvements in older women’s general health, vitality, and physical ability to perform everyday activities.

Availability of Outpatient Rehabilitation Services for Children After Traumatic Brain Injury: Differences by Language and Insurance Status

American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Children who suffer traumatic brain injuries can face a difficult road to recovery, requiring services such as physical therapy and mental health treatment. When those children come from low-income households with limited Eng

Use of a Vaginal Ring Containing Dapivirine for HIV-1 Prevention in Women

The New England Journal of Medicine, Monday, February 22, 2016

A monthly vaginal ring containing dapivirine reduced the risk of HIV-1 infection among African women.

Geographic disparities in Healthy Eating Index scores (HEI-2005 and 2010) by residential property values: Findings from Seattle Obesity Study (SOS).

Preventive Medicine, Monday, February 1, 2016

The use of residential property values, an objective measure of socioeconomic status, allowed for the first visual exploration of diet quality across Seattle-King County down to the census-block level.

Washington Study Finds Trauma Centers Improve Outcomes for Injured Pregnant Women

ASPPH Friday Letter, Friday, January 29, 2016

Pregnant women suffering traumatic injuries experience better maternal and neonatal outcomes if they are treated at a designated trauma center, according to new research from the University of Washington School of Public Heal