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BACKGROUND Chronic conditions influence the outcomes of adult trauma patients, but no study has investigated the impact of chronic conditions among pediatric trauma patients. METHODS We performed a retrospective study using the 2009 Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Kids' Inpatient Database (KID) to determine the prevalence of chronic conditions(More)
PRIMARY OBJECTIVE To examine the hospitalization costs and discharge outcomes of US children with TBI and to evaluate a severity measure, the predictive mortality likelihood level. RESEARCH DESIGN Data from the 2006 Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Kids' Inpatient Database (KID) were used to report the national estimates and characteristics of(More)
DYX1C1 and KIAA0319 have been two of the most extensively studied candidate genes for dyslexia given their important roles in the neuronal migration and neurite growth. The -3G > A in DYX1C1 and the 931C > T in KIAA0319 were of special interest for dyslexia but with inconsistent results. We performed a meta-analysis integrating case-control and(More)
BACKGROUND There is little research which examines disability status and the employment decisions of the US immigrant working-age population. METHODS The 2007 American Community Survey data were analyzed to compare disabilities and employment characteristics between immigrant and US-born adults 18-64 years of age. Separate logistic regression models of(More)
Drug abuse continues to be a serious public health threat worldwide. Most drug abuse prevention research has been conducted with predominantly American or European adolescent populations. Little is known about approaches that work best to prevent the initiation of Chinese adolescent drug use. For targeting risk factors of drug initiation in Chinese(More)
Two hundred twenty-five SCD children have been enrolled in a study assessing the tolerability of hydroxyurea treatment. Mean age at inclusion was 9.2+/-4.4 years, median duration of treatment was 3.8 years. Ten and 75 patients have been treated respectively for more than 10 and 5 years. No severe side effect was related to hydroxyurea treatment, which was(More)
OBJECTIVE We aimed to investigate the patterns and risk factors of nonfatal injuries among rural mountain-area children in southwest China. METHODS A stratified sampling method was used to recruit rural children aged 8 to 17 years (mainly 9-14 years) from 7 schools. Self-reported injuries during the past 12 months and relevant concerns were collected from(More)
PURPOSE To assess the nutritional status among rural children under five years in China relative to WHO Child Growth Standards 2006, and to explore risk factors for undernutrition. DESIGN Cross-sectional study of rural areas in 10 provinces of China. A total of 84,009 children under five recruited through multi-level sampling. MAIN FINDINGS A total of(More)
BACKGROUND There is evidence that regionalized trauma care and appropriate triage of major trauma patients improve patient outcomes. However, the national rate of undertriage and diagnoses of undertriaged patients are unknown. METHODS We used the 2010 Nationwide Emergency Department Sample to estimate the national rate of undertriage, identify the(More)
OBJECTIVES Investigate the potential factors associated with high weight gain and high BMI status in the first three months of life. METHODS Totally, 930 healthy neonates (489 boys and 441 girls) were involved in this community-based, prospective study in China. Data on body weight and length were collected at birth, and the 1st and 3rd months. A(More)