Elisabeth Henderson

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OBJECTIVE We investigated trends in noise-induced threshold shifts (NITSs), high-frequency hearing loss (HFHL), and low-frequency hearing loss (LFHL). METHODS A total of 4310 adolescents 12 to 19 years of age completed audiometric testing during National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys in 1988-1994 and 2005-2006. NITS criteria were audiometric(More)
INTRODUCTION Hearing loss is common and, in young persons, can compromise social development and educational achievement. Exposure to heavy metals has been proposed as an important risk factor for hearing loss. METHODS We evaluated the cross-sectional associations between blood lead, blood mercury, and urinary cadmium and arsenic levels and(More)
Ninety-one elderly male residents of a skilled nursing facility were classified as nonbacteriuric (41%), intermittently bacteriuric (34%), or continuously bacteriuric (25%) on the basis of urine cultures obtained over a 3-year period. Bacteriuric and nonbacteriuric residents were similar in age, number of diagnoses and medications, and mobility. However,(More)
Objectives: To describe the risk factors for conduct disorder before age 15 among Navajo Indians. Methods. The study was based on a survey of a stratified random sample of adult Navajo Indians between the ages of 21 and 65 living on and adjacent to two different areas of the Navajo Reservation. There were 531 male and 203 female respondents. The average age(More)
OBJECTIVES While mortality rates after burn are low, physical and psychosocial impairments are common. Clinical research is focusing on reducing morbidity and optimizing quality of life. This study examines self-reported Satisfaction With Life Scale scores in a longitudinal, multicenter cohort of survivors of major burns. Risk factors associated with(More)
OBJECTIVE Establish normative histopathologic data on the dimensions of the cochlear nerve canal (CNC). BACKGROUND Evidence suggests that when the CNC is stenotic, the cochlear nerve may be hypoplastic. There is clear agreement in the literature that an internal auditory canal less than 2 mm in diameter is a relative contraindication to cochlear(More)
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