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A case-control study of hepatocellular adenoma (HCA), a serious though nonmalignant liver tumor, was conducted by the Center for Disease Control and the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP). Interviews with 79 women with HCA and with 220 age- and neighborhood-matched controls were completed. Limited information was obtained on nine additional patients(More)
The histories of oral contraceptive (OC) use provided by women participating in a study of hepatocellular adenoma (HCA) were compared with records obtained from their physicians. In the HCA study two memory aids were used to assist women in their recall: a calendar of significant events during a woman's lifetime to which she might relate her use of OCs and(More)
Neonatal mortality examined by place and circumstances of delivery in North Carolina during 1974 through 1976 with attention given to home delivery. Planned home deliveries by lay-midwives resulted in three neonatal deaths per 1,000 live births; planned home deliveries without a lay-midwife, 30 neonatal deaths per 1,000 live births; and unplanned home(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether pregnancy outcomes differ by provider group when alternative explanations are taken into account. METHODS Pregnancy outcomes were compared for 710 women cared for by private obstetricians and 471 cared for by certified nurse-midwives. At intake, all women qualified for nurse-midwifery care. They were retained in their(More)
World-wide clinicians apparently prefer to insert the intrauterine device (IUD) during the bleeding phase of the menstrual cycle. To examine the benefits and risks of inserting IUDs at various times during the menstrual cycle, data on over 9000 women having copper T-200 IUD insertions were analyzed. During the first 2 months after IUD insertion: 1) rates of(More)
Women with long-term use of oral contraception (OC) are at increased risk of developing a serious, though nonmalignant, liver tumor--hepatocellular ademona (HCA)--according to a case-control study conducted by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) in collaboration with the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP). The tumor is sometimes fatal, deaths(More)
New strategies are needed to help people cope with the repercussions of neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's disease. Patients and caregivers face different challenges, but here we investigated an intervention tailored for this combined population. The program focused on training skills such as attending to the present moment nonjudgmentally,(More)
It is estimated that each year approximately 20% of all 15- to 19-year-old American girls receive estrogens in the form of a pharmaceutical agent. The proportion of blacks in this age group who receive some form of estrogen therapy is estimated at 36%. The great majority of estrogen use is for the purposes of contraception and, to a lesser extent,(More)