Kristen R. Moore

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PURPOSE Most US inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) epidemiology studies conducted to date have sampled small, geographically restricted populations and have not examined time trends. The aim of our study was to determine the prevalence of Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC) in a commercially insured US population and compare prevalences across(More)
BACKGROUND Uterine fibroids are common, benign, smooth-muscle tumors that can cause major morbidity for reproductive-age women, often requiring invasive treatment. Despite this personal and public health burden, no prior study has attempted to periodically screen fibroid-free women with ultrasound to detect incident disease and identify risk factors. (More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate whether the previously reported inverse association between cervical neoplasia and uterine fibroids is corroborated. DESIGN Cross-sectional analysis of enrollment data from an ongoing prospective study of fibroid development. SETTING Not applicable. PATIENT(S) Self-reported data on abnormal Pap smear, colposcopy, and cervical(More)
BACKGROUND For decades, it has been hypothesized that reproductive tract infections (RTIs) are risk factors for uterine fibroids. However, only two recent studies have been conducted. We aimed to investigate the relationship between RTIs and fibroids in a large study using ultrasound screening for fibroids. METHODS We used cross-sectional enrollment data(More)
All dentists registered in South Australia were surveyed in July 1993 in relation to removable prosthodontics. The replies indicated that removable prosthodontics constituted a significant part of most dental practices. Most dentists felt that removable prosthodontics should be an essential part of the undergraduate curriculum. They felt that more expertise(More)
For decades reproductive tract infections (RTIs) have been hypothesized to play a role in uterine fibroid development. The few previous studies conducted used self-reported history of RTIs and had inconsistent findings. We investigated this hypothesis further using serological analysis, an immunological measure of past exposure. We focused on herpes simplex(More)
Simple drawing tasks are effective for evaluating the many options communicators have during early design stages. These drawing strategies leverage the metaphoric meanings of basic geometric shapes, not complex artistic illustration, to represent ideas while they are in development. Our paper supports this perspective by linking previous research on(More)
The ubiquity of social media for professional and personal purposes has proven both an asset to scholars in writing studies (broadly conceived) and, in some cases, a cause for concern. Recent news events suggest that institutional decision-making surrounding social media is reactionary, severe, and steeped in discussions of "risky behaviors." These events(More)
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