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Proposed variations of the stepped-wedge design can be used to accommodate multiple interventions

Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, Thursday, April 13, 2017

Stepped-wedge design (SWD) cluster-randomized trials have traditionally been used for evaluating a single intervention. We aimed to explore design variants suitable for evaluating multiple interventions in an SWD trial.

Association of Air Pollution Exposures With High-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol and Particle Number

Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology, Thursday, April 13, 2017

The relationship between air pollution and cardiovascular disease may be explained by changes in high-density lipoprotein (HDL).

Projected demographic composition of the United States population of people living with diagnosed HIV

AIDS Care, Monday, April 10, 2017

The transformation of HIV from a fatal disease to lifelong disease has resulted in an HIV-infected population that is growing and aging, placing new and increasing demands on public programs and health services.

A cross-sectional analysis of Trichomonas vaginalis infection among heterosexual HIV-1 serodiscordant African couples

Sexually Transmitted Infections, Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Trichomonas vaginalis is the most prevalent curable STI worldwide and has been associated with adverse health outcomes and increased HIV-1 transmission risk.

Recent bacterial vaginosis is associated with acquisition of Mycoplasma genitalium

American Journal of Epidemiology, Wednesday, March 29, 2017

This study assessed the association between recent bacterial vaginosis (BV) and incident Mycoplasma genitalium, a sexually transmitted bacterium associated with adverse female reproductive health outcomes. 

This is your new normal: A qualitative study of barriers and facilitators to physical activity in Veterans with lower extremity loss

Disability and Health Journal, Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Regular physical activity (PA) is essential for aging well with a disability, preventing the onset or worsening of chronic conditions, functional loss, and maintaining or improving quality of life, yet PA levels are low in th

Mild cognitive impairment in Parkinson's disease versus Alzheimer's disease

Parkinsonism and Related Disorders, Tuesday, March 21, 2017

This study provides further evidence that Parkinson's disease (PD-MCI) is clinically distinct from Alzheimer's Disease (AD-MCI) and requires different tools for diagnosis and monitoring clinical progression.

A comprehensive survey of genetic variation in 20,691 subjects from four large cohorts

PLoS One, Thursday, March 16, 2017

The Nurses’ Health Study (NHS), Nurses’ Health Study II (NHSII), Health Professionals Follow Up Study (HPFS) and the Physicians Health Study (PHS) have collected detailed longitudinal data on multiple exposures and traits for

Replacing American snacks with tree nuts increases consumption of key nutrients among US children and adults: results of an NHANES modeling study

Nutrition Journal, Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Replacing typical American snacks with tree nuts may be an effective way to improve diet quality and compliance with the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGAs).

Operationalizing the Measurement of Seroadaptive Behaviors: A Comparison of Reported Sexual Behaviors and Purposely-Adopted Behaviors Among Men who have Sex with Men (MSM) in Seattle

AIDS Behavior, Thursday, March 2, 2017