Christine E Ross

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Early Head Start, a federal program begun in 1995 for low-income pregnant women and families with infants and toddlers, was evaluated through a randomized trial of 3,001 families in 17 programs. Interviews with primary caregivers, child assessments, and observations of parent-child interactions were completed when children were 3 years old. Caregivers were(More)
Three studies examined associations between early child care and child outcomes among families different from those in the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Early Child Care Research Network study. Results suggest that quality is an important influence on children's development and may be an important moderator of the amount(More)
Background Ebola virus has been detected in the semen of men after their recovery from Ebola virus disease (EVD), but little information is available about its prevalence or the duration of its persistence. We report the initial findings of a pilot study involving survivors of EVD in Sierra Leone. Methods We enrolled a convenience sample of 100 male(More)
For accurate positioning of the prostate in external radiotherapy, transabdominal ultrasound localization and positioning systems are available. Reports have stated that probe pressure applied during image acquisition causes clinically relevant prostate displacement. The aim of this study was to investigate the prostate displacement due to the pressure(More)
Cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) gene mutations are associated with cystic fibrosis (CF)-related monosymptomatic conditions, including idiopathic pancreatitis. We evaluated prospectively enrolled patients who had idiopathic recurrent acute pancreatitis or idiopathic chronic pancreatitis, healthy controls, CF heterozygotes, and CF(More)
Cervical cancer is the second most common cause of cancer mortality among women with the vast majority of patients in developing countries. Bhutanese refugees in the United States are from South Central Asia, the 4th leading region of the world for cervical cancer incidence. Over the past few years, Bhutanese refugees have increased significantly in(More)
This study investigated the relationship between self-reports of postconcussional symptoms, depression, and anxiety in neurologically normal young adults and recovered victims of mild head injuries (MHI). The participants were 496 young adults with no history of MHI or depression, 56 neurologically normal individuals with clinical depression, and 40 people(More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate prenatal sexually transmitted disease-human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) screening rates among insured women with prenatal care and the association of chlamydia and gonorrhea screening with Pap testing. METHODS We estimated prenatal screening rates for syphilis, hepatitis B, HIV, chlamydia, and gonorrhea among women aged 15-44 years(More)
BACKGROUND The burden of syphilis and HIV among gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM) in Baltimore, Maryland, is substantial. Syphilis and HIV surveillance data were analyzed to characterize MSM with syphilis, including those with repeat infection and HIV coinfection, to strengthen prevention efforts. METHODS MSM 15 years or older from(More)