Kristin L Cobb

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PURPOSE To identify risk factors for stress fracture among young female distance runners. METHODS Participants were 127 competitive female distance runners, aged 18-26, who provided at least some follow-up data in a randomized trial among 150 runners of the effects of oral contraceptives on bone health. After completing a baseline questionnaire and(More)
PURPOSE To examine the relationships between disordered eating, menstrual irregularity, and low bone mineral density (BMD) in young female runners. METHODS Subjects were 91 competitive female distance runners aged 18-26 yr. Disordered eating was measured by the Eating Disorder Inventory (EDI). Menstrual irregularity was defined as oligo/amenorrhea (0-9(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify clinical and demographic factors associated with long-term disability in patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis. DATA SOURCES We searched the MEDLINE (1966-May 2005), EMBASE, CINAHL, Cochrane, and PsycINFO computerized databases, and reviewed reference lists of retrieved articles. STUDY SELECTION We included studies(More)
Background Women with mutations in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 cancer susceptibility genes face unique choices regarding management of their high risk for breast and ovarian cancer that impact their reproductive options. In order to explore women’s preferences for management of elevated cancer risk, we evaluated the decisions of BRCA1/2 mutation carriers about(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate whether playing ball sports during childhood and adolescence is associated with the risk of stress fractures in runners later in life. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. SETTING National track and field championships, held at Stanford University. PARTICIPANTS One hundred fifty-six elite female and 118 elite male distance runners,(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the association of soccer playing and long-distance running with total and regional bone mineral density (BMD). DESIGN Cross-sectional study. SETTING Academic medical centre. PARTICIPANTS Elite male soccer players (n = 15), elite male long-distance runners (n = 15) and sedentary male controls (n = 15) aged 20-30 years. MAIN(More)
9058 Background: Past studies of medulloblastoma (MB) present conflicting claims about declines and rises in MB incidence, possibly due to misclassification. By using a strict classification of the disease and a rigorous analysis of a data registry, we aimed to determine the incidence trends of MB over the last three decades. METHODS 441 MB patients(More)
OBJECTIVE Results obtained with commercial testing kits for immunoglobulin M Toxoplasma antibodies may be inaccurate or may be inaccurately interpreted, which may influence whether a woman decides to terminate the pregnancy. This study was undertaken to determine whether confirmatory testing at a reference laboratory and communication of the results and an(More)
The United States faces many existing and emerging mosquito-borne disease threats, such as West Nile virus and Rift Valley fever. An important component of strategic prevention and control plans for these and other mosquito-borne diseases is forecasting the distribution, timing, and abundance of mosquito vector populations. Populations of many medically(More)
This study was conducted to explore the use of interactive videodisc instruction (IVDI) with cooperative learning strategies. Baccalaureate students in their junior year were assigned to one of three types of groups based on prenursing grade point average: homogeneous average achievement, homogeneous high achievement, and heterogeneous mixed achievement(More)