Laurel M Brown

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In a population-based case-control study of pancreatic cancer conducted in three areas of the USA, 484 cases and 2099 controls were interviewed to evaluate the aetiologic role of several medical conditions/interventions, including diabetes mellitus, cholecystectomy, ulcer/gastrectomy and allergic states. We also evaluated risk associated with family history(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine if the risk of cancers of the mouth and pharynx is associated with mouthwash use in Puerto Rico, an area of relatively high risk. METHODS Interviews were conducted with 342 cases of oral and pharyngeal cancer registered in Puerto Rico and diagnosed between 1992 and 1995 and with 521 population-based controls regarding mouthwash use(More)
Pathological laughing and crying is a disorder of emotional expression seen in a number of neurological diseases. The aetiology is poorly understood, but clinical descriptions suggest a disorder of emotion regulation. The goals of this study were: (i) to characterize the subjective, behavioural and physiological emotional reactions that occur during(More)
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