Kathryn R. Koller

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The objective of this study was to determine if video otoscope still images (640 x 480 pixel resolution) of the tympanic membrane following surgical placement of tympanostomy tubes are comparable to an in-person microscopic examination. Forty patients having undergone tympanostomy tube placement in both ears were independently examined in-person by two(More)
BACKGROUND Exposure to environmental chemicals may impair endocrine system function. Alaska Native (AN) women may be at higher risk of exposure to these endocrine disrupting chemicals, which may contribute to breast cancer in this population. OBJECTIVE To measure the association between exposure to select environmental chemicals and breast cancer among AN(More)
BACKGROUND According to health status reports, chronic disease prevalence appears to be rising in western Alaska Native (AN) people, and accurate population-based data are needed. Four cohort studies of western AN people were conducted in the Norton Sound and Yukon-Kuskokwim regions, but none have been large enough to allow reliable estimates of rates of(More)
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