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Stage IV colorectal cancer primary site and patterns of distant metastasis

Cancer Epidemiology, Friday, April 21, 2017

Although colorectal cancer (CRC) usually metastasizes to the liver and/or lungs, factors influencing the anatomic pattern of metastases remain poorly understood. The findings from this study suggest that patients with rectal

Association between Native American-owned casinos and the prevalence of large-for-gestational-age births

International Journal of Epidemiology, Wednesday, April 19, 2017

A small number of studies have used a natural experiment approach to examine the health impacts of increased economic resources stemming from Native American-owned casinos.

Variation in Adult Traumatic Brain Injury Outcomes in the United States

Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, Tuesday, April 18, 2017

This study seeked to ascertain the degree of variation, by state of acute care hospitalization, in outcomes associated with traumatic brain injury (TBI) in an adult population.

Infusion-Compatible Antibiotic Formulations for Rapid Administration to Improve Outcomes in Cancer Outpatients With Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock: The Sepsis STAT Pack

National Comprehensive Cancer Network, Saturday, April 15, 2017

Patients with cancer are at high risk for severe sepsis and septic shock (SS/SSh), and a delay in receiving effective antibiotics is strongly associated with mortality.

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