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Ambient air pollution and risk of birth defects in Southern California.
The authors evaluated the effect of air pollution on the occurrence of birth defects ascertained by the California Birth Defects Monitoring Program in neonates and fetuses delivered in southernExpand
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Effect of Air Pollution on Preterm Birth Among Children Born in Southern California Between 1989 and 1993
We evaluated the effect of air pollution exposure during pregnancy on the occurrence of preterm birth in a cohort of 97,518 neonates born in Southern California. We used measurements of carbonExpand
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Birdshot chorioretinopathy.
Birdshot chorioretinopathy is a well-known, yet poorly understood, form of posterior uveitis, characterized by multiple, distinctive, hypopigmented choroidal lesions, and strongly associated withExpand
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The effect of ambient carbon monoxide on low birth weight among children born in southern California between 1989 and 1993.
  • B. Ritz, F. Yu
  • Medicine
  • Environmental health perspectives
  • 1 January 1999
We evaluated the effect of carbon monoxide (CO) exposures during the last trimester of pregnancy on the frequency of low birth weight among neonates born 1989-1993 to women living in the Los Angeles,Expand
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A randomized trial of chiropractic manipulation and mobilization for patients with neck pain: clinical outcomes from the UCLA neck-pain study.
OBJECTIVES This study compared the relative effectiveness of cervical spine manipulation and mobilization for neck pain. METHODS Neck-pain patients were randomized to the following conditions:Expand
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Long-Term Exposure to Ambient Air Pollution and Mortality Due to Cardiovascular Disease and Cerebrovascular Disease in Shenyang, China
Background The relationship between ambient air pollution exposure and mortality of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases in human is controversial, and there is little information about howExpand
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Comprehensive molecular etiology analysis of nonsyndromic hearing impairment from typical areas in China
BackgroundEvery year, 30,000 babies are born with congenital hearing impairment in China. The molecular etiology of hearing impairment in the Chinese population has not been investigated thoroughly.Expand
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The Boston type I keratoprosthesis: improving outcomes and expanding indications.
PURPOSE To report the usefulness of the Boston type I keratoprosthesis (Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, MA) in the management of corneal opacification, corneal limbal stem cell failure,Expand
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Parkinson's disease mortality and pesticide exposure in California 1984-1994.
  • B. Ritz, F. Yu
  • Medicine
  • International journal of epidemiology
  • 1 April 2000
BACKGROUND In the last two decades reports from different countries emerged associating pesticide and herbicide use with Parkinson's disease (PD). California growers use approximately 250 millionExpand
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The prevalence of the 235delC GJB2 mutation in a Chinese deaf population
Purpose: Mutations in the GJB2 gene are the most frequently found mutations in patients with nonsyndromic hearing impairment in populations studied to date. However, the prevalence of mutationsExpand
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