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OBJECTIVES To investigate if live births conceived in months when surface water agrichemicals are highest are at greater risk for birth defects. METHODS Monthly concentrations during 1996-2002 of nitrates, atrazine and other pesticides were calculated using United States Geological Survey's National Water Quality Assessment data. Monthly United States(More)
  • Olga Gorlova, Jose-Ezequiel Martin, Blanca Rueda, Bobby P. C. Koeleman, Jun Ying, Maria Teruel +64 others
  • 2011
The aim of this study was to determine, through a genome-wide association study (GWAS), the genetic components contributing to different clinical sub-phenotypes of systemic sclerosis (SSc). We considered limited (lcSSc) and diffuse (dcSSc) cutaneous involvement, and the relationships with presence of the SSc-specific auto-antibodies, anti-centromere (ACA),(More)
Advanced MRI studies demonstrated several diffuse non-lesional features in multiple sclerosis, including changes detectable in gray matter areas. Standard T2 weighted MRI scans of deep gray matter structures, including the thalamus, caudate, putamen, dentate nuclei often demonstrate hypointensity. T2 hypointensity has been shown to correlate with cognitive,(More)
There have been conflicting reports about serum golgi protein 73 (GP73) as one of the most promising serum markers for the diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). This study was to make a systematic review about the diagnostic accuracy of serum GP73 versus alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) for HCC. After a systematic review of related studies, sensitivity,(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to determine whether chronometry is appropriate for monitoring engagement in mental practice by comparing the time taken for people with chronic stroke to mentally and physically practice five tasks. METHOD Eighteen stroke participants mentally and physically rehearsed each task. Time was recorded for each of the(More)
PURPOSE The effectiveness of nucleoside analogue on patients with chronic hepatitis B-associated liver failure is still controversial. To address this issue, we did a review of the literatures and analyzed the data with emphasis on the survival and reduction in serum HBV DNA level. METHODS We searched 11 randomized controlled trials that included 654(More)
  • Jun Ying, Mohammad H. Rahbar, D. Michael Hallman, Ladia M. Hernandez, Margret R. Spitz, Michele R. Forman +1 other
  • 2013
Evidence from human and animal research indicates that choline metabolic pathways may be activated during a variety of diseases, including cancer. We report results of a case-control study of 2821 lung cancer cases and 2923 controls that assessed associations of choline and betaine dietary intakes with lung cancer. Using multivariable logistic regression(More)
BACKGROUND Heart transplant (HT) recipients demonstrate limited exercise capacity compared to normal patients, very likely for multiple reasons. In this study we hypothesized that left atrial volume (LAV), which is known to predict exercise capacity in patients with various cardiac pathologies including heart failure and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is(More)
  • Hermine I Brunner, Marisa S Klein-Gitelman, Frank Zelko, Dean W Beebe, Dirk Foell, Jiha Lee +4 others
  • 2014
OBJECTIVE To examine select brain-reactive proteins for their usefulness to serve as blood-based biomarkers in the screening for neurocognitive deficits in childhood-onset systemic lupus erythematosus (cSLE-NCD). METHODS Patients withcSLE (n=40) were studied longitudinally (month 1; month 18): working memory, psychomotor speed and visuoconstructional(More)