Jeffrey Witte

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We tested 1305 female prostitutes from eight areas of the United States for antibodies to human T-cell lymphotropic virus type I/II. Overall, 6.7% were human T-cell lymphotropic virus type I/II seropositive (with antibodies to both gag and env gene products). The seroprevalence rates ranged from 0% in southern Nevada to 25.4% in Newark, NJ. Human T-cell(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate heterosexual transmission of hepatitis B virus (HBV) and the prevalence of hepatitis delta virus (HDV) infection in female prostitutes. DESIGN Survey. SETTING Sexually transmitted disease clinics, drug treatment programs, detention centers, and/or outreach efforts in eight areas in the United States. PARTICIPANTS A total of 1368(More)
The goal of this work was to analyze the impact of the extent of multimorbidity on health service resource utilization and, thus, direct healthcare costs of advanced elderly in the German population. Based on a cross-sectional sample aged 72 or above in Germany (n = 1,937), a bottom-up study assessing resource utilization and corresponding costs was(More)
We tested 190 chromosomes from Dutch cystic fibrosis (CF) patients and carriers for the presence or absence of the major CF mutation ΔF508. This mutation was found on 77% of the Dutch CF chromosomes. We observed a significant difference in the distribution of the ages at diagnosis between homozygotes for ΔF508 and the other patients. ΔF508 homozygotes tend(More)
In order to assess prevalences, characteristics and risk factors of malnutrition and anemia, a clinical and biological study was undertaken at Lamentin hospital in 100 hospitalized children aged 6 months to 6 years. Forty seven p. cent of children were underweight and 38 p. cent were anemic. Anemia and iron deficiency predominated in the under-24-month age(More)
INTRODUCTION Motorcycle injuries contribute a substantial number of deaths and hospital admissions in Kenya. There is paucity of data to inform prevention strategies to address the issue. Therefore, the current study sought to explore the characteristics of 2 and 3-wheeler related road traffic injuries (RTIs) in Kenya. METHODS A cross-sectional survey of(More)
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