Jennifer Moren Cross

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AIMS To identify visual and medical risk factors for motor vehicle collisions (MVCs). METHODS Data from four cohorts of older drivers from three states were pooled (n = 3158). Health information was collected at baseline, and MVC data were obtained prospectively. Cox proportional hazards regression was used to estimate rate ratios (RRs) and 95% CIs for(More)
AIMS To evaluate the association between thyroid problems and glaucoma. METHODS A population-based cross-sectional sample with 12,376 participants from the 2002 National Health Interview Survey. Odds ratios (OR) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were used to quantify the association between a self-reported diagnosis of glaucoma and a self-reported(More)
PURPOSE Few studies have provided population-based estimates of the vision impairment, eye disease and eye care in the United States. Using data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) this study reports the overall and age-race-specific prevalence of self-reported vision impairment, eye diseases, and eye care utilization among older(More)
Both vancomycin and third-generation cephalosporin use are believed to contribute to a rise in vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) infections. In 1998, the largest number of VRE infections in our hospital occurred in the trauma/burn intensive care unit (TBICU), accounting for nearly 20% of hospital infections. In an attempt to control the VRE infection(More)
Despite its centrality to contemporary inequality, working poverty is often popularly discussed but rarely studied by sociologists. Using the Luxembourg Income Study (2009), we analyze whether an individual is working poor across 18 affluent democracies circa 2000. We demonstrate that working poverty does not simply mirror overall poverty and that there is(More)
PURPOSE To assess the association between Ginkgo biloba extract (GBE) use and glaucoma. METHODS Self-reported data on the past 12 months of GBE use and the presence of glaucoma were obtained from the 2002 National Health Interview Survey, a nationally-representative population-based sample. Crude and adjusted associations between GBE use and glaucoma were(More)
BACKGROUND Circulating lipids may initiate and progress atherosclerosis by causing vascular inflammation. Monocytes and tissue macrophages are involved and regulate lipid metabolism in the vascular wall through acetylation of cholesterol by acyl-CoA:cholesterol acyltransferase (ACAT). ACAT inhibition reduces atherosclerosis in animal models by mechanisms(More)
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