Eric C. Thompson

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BACKGROUND Vibrio parahaemolyticus, the leading cause of seafood-associated gastroenteritis in the United States, typically is associated with the consumption of raw oysters gathered from warm-water estuaries. We describe a recognized outbreak of V. parahaemolyticus infection associated with the consumption of seafood from Alaska. METHODS After we(More)
CONTEXT Escherichia coli O157:H7, one of hundreds of strains of the gram-negative bacterium E coli, has been implicated in numerous lake-borne outbreaks of infection during the past decade. In August 1999, several children who later became ill with E coli O157:H7 infection reported swimming in a lake in Clark County, Washington. The lake was closed and an(More)
BACKGROUND Papillary renal-cell carcinoma, which accounts for 15 to 20% of renal-cell carcinomas, is a heterogeneous disease that consists of various types of renal cancer, including tumors with indolent, multifocal presentation and solitary tumors with an aggressive, highly lethal phenotype. Little is known about the genetic basis of sporadic papillary(More)
The correlation between age and CSF protein in 38 patients with pathologically proven motor neurone disease was the reverse of that described for normal subjects by Tibbling et al in 1977. Eight had CSF protein ranging from 0.75 g/1 to 1.52 g/L. These patients were younger, but other clinical and gross and light microscopy pathological features were not(More)
This article analyzes determinants of growth across labor markets in the United States, using a production function approach based on four inputs: labor, manufacturing investment, human capital investment, and public capital investment. We find little role for public capital investment in growth, but that manufacturing investment spurred growth in(More)
Government funding of the arts has received considerable attention in the United States in recent years. Efforts to cut funding to the National Endowment for the Arts and declining budgets for state arts agencies have raised questions about how much individuals value the arts. This paper applies the contingent valuation method to assess this value, using(More)
BACKGROUND This study examines the impact of donor liver macrovesicular steatosis on recurrence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) disease after liver transplantation. METHODS Between 1998 and 2004, 113 patients underwent liver transplantation for HCV-related cirrhosis. Time to histologic recurrence (fibrosis score >or=2) was the primary endpoint of the study.(More)
This study examines the determinants of state labor productivity during the 1989 to 2000 period. Using the model developed by Carlino and Voith (1992), we estimate how state characteristics such as population density, education, industrial structure, and business amenities (such as crime rates), influence state labor productivity. We also estimate our model(More)