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Maternal education and measures of early speech and language.
The present study was designed to determine whether 4 measures of children's spontaneous speech and language differed according to the educational level of the children's mothers. SpontaneousExpand
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Behavioral risk factors for disease and preventive health practices among lesbians.
OBJECTIVES This study compared the prevalence of health behaviors among lesbians and in the general population of women. METHODS We used a cross-sectional community-based survey of 1010Expand
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Measurement properties of the MacArthur communicative development inventories at ages one and two years.
In a prospective study of child development in relation to early-life otitis media, we administered the MacArthur Communicative Development Inventories (CDI) to a large (N = 2,156),Expand
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Otitis media in 2253 Pittsburgh-area infants: prevalence and risk factors during the first two years of life.
OBJECTIVE As part of a long-term study of possible effects of early-life otitis media on speech, language, cognitive, and psychosocial development, we set out to delineate the occurrence and courseExpand
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What affects influenza vaccination rates among older patients? An analysis from inner-city, suburban, rural, and Veterans Affairs practices.
BACKGROUND Despite strong evidence of the effectiveness of influenza vaccination, immunization rates have reached a plateau that is below the 2010 national goals. Our objective was to identifyExpand
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Low-grade gliomas of the cerebral hemispheres in children: an analysis of 71 cases.
Low-grade gliomas constitute the largest group of cerebral hemispheric tumors in the pediatric population. Although complete tumor resection is generally the goal in the management of these lesions,Expand
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Localized decrease in serotonin transporter-immunoreactive axons in the prefrontal cortex of depressed subjects committing suicide
A variety of postmortem brain studies and clinical investigations have provided evidence that reduced serotonin neurotransmission is associated with suicidal behavior and depression, and severalExpand
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Effects and noneffects of methylphenidate in children with mental retardation and ADHD.
Stimulant medication efficacy was evaluated in 14 children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and IQs of 48 to 74 in a double-blind crossover study of two methylphenidate doses andExpand
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Oral Versus Initial Intravenous Therapy for Urinary Tract Infections in Young Febrile Children
Background. The standard recommendation for treatment of young, febrile children with urinary tract infection has been hospitalization for intravenous antimicrobials. The availability of potent,Expand
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An Empirical Study of the Effects of Small Datasets and Varying Prior Variances on Item Parameter Estimation in BILOG
Long-standing difficulties in estimating item parameters in item response theory (IRT) have been addressed recently with the application of Bayesian estimation models. The potential of these methodsExpand
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