Christine K Olson

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OBJECTIVE To determine the risk of major birth defects in cohorts of children conceived through IVF or through IUI as compared with naturally conceived children. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. SETTING Academic medical center. PATIENT(S) Children conceived by IVF or IUI at the University of Iowa from 1989 through 2002, compared with a matched(More)
Reductions in births to teens and preterm birth rates are two recent public health successes in the United States (1,2). From 2007 to 2014, the birth rate for females aged 15-19 years declined 42%, from 41.5 to 24.2 per 1,000 females. The preterm birth rate decreased 8.4%, from 10.41% to 9.54% of live births (1). Rates of preterm births vary by maternal(More)
BACKGROUND On 7 and 11 July 2007, health officials in Texas and Indiana, respectively, reported 4 possible cases of type A foodborne botulism to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Foodborne botulism is a rare and sometimes fatal illness caused by consuming foods containing botulinum neurotoxin. METHODS Investigators reviewed patients'(More)
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