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Research synthesis seeks to gather, examine and evaluate systematically research reports that converge toward answering a carefully crafted research question, which states the problem patient population, the intervention under consideration, and the clinical outcome of interest. The product of the process of systematically reviewing the research literature(More)
We are currently in the midst of the most aggressive and fulminating outbreak of Ebola-related disease, commonly referred to as “Ebola”, ever recorded. In less than a year, the Ebola virus (EBOV, Zaire ebolavirus species) has infected over 10,000 people, indiscriminately of gender or age, with a fatality rate of about 50%. Whereas at its onset this Ebola(More)
BACKGROUND According to the United States census, there are 28 categories that define "Hispanic/Latinos." This paper compares differences in oral health status between Mexican immigrants and other Latino immigrant groups. METHODS Derived from a community-based sample (N = 240) in Los Angeles, this cross-sectional study uses an interview covering(More)
UNLABELLED Dengue, a leading cause of illness and death in the tropics and subtropics since the 1950׳s, is fast spreading in the Western hemisphere. Over 30% of the world׳s population is at risk for the mosquitoes that transmit any one of four related Dengue viruses (DENV). Infection induces lifetime protection to a particular serotype, but successive(More)
Disaster mental health is a burgeoning field with numerous opportunities for professional involvement in preparedness, response, and recovery efforts. Research is essential to advance professional understanding of risk and protective factors associated with disaster outcomes; to develop an evidence base for acute, intermediate, and long-term mental health(More)
BACKGROUND Oral health is an important component of daily functioning and well-being. A comprehensive patient-reported oral health measure is needed to gauge the impact of oral health status on children and adolescents. This study aims to develop oral health item banks and associated short-form surveys for children and adolescents 2-17 year olds. METHODS(More)
  • John Briere, Cheryl B Lanktree, John Cheryl Briere, Lanktree, Randye Semple, Karianne Chen +1 other
  • 2013
Introduction Substance use and abuse (SUA 1) are common problems among clinically-presenting adolescents, especially those with a significant history of trauma (Adolescent Trauma and trauma exposure and intensify the effects of such victimization (e. This combination of sustained psychological pain, social stressors, and few internal methods of dealing with(More)
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