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To date, most estimates of the half-life of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in humans have been based on relatively short follow-up periods. To address this issue, we determined the half-lives of PCB congeners of occupational origin in the serum of former capacitor workers as part of a study conducted in 2003-2006--approximately 28 years after their last(More)
BACKGROUND Resistance to the affordable malaria treatments chloroquine and pyrimethamine-sulfadoxine is seriously impeding malaria control through treatment in east Africa. We did an open, alternate drug allocation study to assess the efficacy of chlorproguanil-dapsone in the treatment of falciparum malaria clinically resistant to pyrimethamine-sulfadoxine.(More)
OBJECTIVES We studied trends of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy by residential socioeconomic status (SES) and racial/ethnic subgroups in New York State over a 10-year period. METHODS We merged New York State discharge data for 2.5 million women hospitalized with delivery from 1993 through 2002 with 2000 US Census data. RESULTS Rates of diagnoses for(More)
BACKGROUND In Alabama, low birth weight (LBW) infants are about 20 times more likely to die before their first birthday compared to normal birth weight infants. While the rate of LBW has been consistently higher among African Americans compared to whites, there has been a gradual increase in LBW for both African Americans and whites over the last 15 years.(More)
BACKGROUND Critical data gaps remain regarding infertility treatment and child development. We assessed the utility of a birth certificate registry for developing a population cohort aimed at answering such questions. METHODS We utilised the Upstate New York livebirth registry (n = 201,063) to select births conceived with (n = 4024) infertility treatment(More)
A routine cervical smear from a 56-year-old postmenopausal woman showed appearances indicative of papilloma virus infection with atypia. In an attempt to prove the diagnosis, the smear was reprocessed for electron microscopic examination. The reprocessing technique is described. Ultrastructural preservation was poor, and significant shrinkage was observed.(More)
Human papillomavirus (HPV) infections of the genital tract frequently involve cervical epithelium and produce a macroscopically flat lesion that the authors have called noncondylomatous cervical wart virus infection (NCWVI). Over a 6-month period, 92 of 7281 routine cervical smears (1.3%) and 46 of 183 colposcopically directed punch biopsies (25%) showed(More)
The clinicopathologic features are described of two patients whose cervical cytology smears showed features which were thought initially to indicate dysplasia, but which were later considered to be those of condylomata acuminata. One patient was an immunosuppressed renal transplant recipient, the other was a routine gynecologic clinic patient. No condylomas(More)