Lisa Strauss

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A case-control study of hepatocellular adenoma (HCA), a serious though nonmalignant liver tumor, was conducted by the Center for Disease Control and the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP). Interviews with 79 women with HCA and with 220 age- and neighborhood-matched controls were completed. Limited information was obtained on nine additional patients(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe patient characteristics and diagnoses associated with hysterectomy in the United States from 1988-1990 using data from the National Hospital Discharge Survey. METHODS We analyzed data from the National Hospital Discharge Survey, an annual probability sample of discharges from nonfederal, short-stay hospitals in the United States. A(More)
Although hysterectomy was the most frequently performed major surgical procedure among women of reproductive age during the past decade, few recent studies have been conducted to determine the risk of complications. We examined data from the Collaborative Review of Sterilization, a prospective, multicenter, observational study coordinated by the Centers for(More)
In 1980, there were 562,330 babies born in the United States to teenage mothers (19 years of age or younger). The offspring of teenage mothers have long been known to be at increased risk of infant mortality, largely because of their high prevalence of low birth weight (less than 2,500 grams). We used data from the National Infant Mortality Surveillance(More)
The histories of oral contraceptive (OC) use provided by women participating in a study of hepatocellular adenoma (HCA) were compared with records obtained from their physicians. In the HCA study two memory aids were used to assist women in their recall: a calendar of significant events during a woman's lifetime to which she might relate her use of OCs and(More)
OBJECTIVE Our purpose was to assess the risk of ectopic pregnancy among women who smoke cigarettes. STUDY DESIGN We used data from a case-control study of ectopic pregnancy conducted from October 1988 to August 1990 at an inner-city hospital in Georgia. Cases were 196 non-Hispanic black women with a surgically confirmed ectopic pregnancy. Controls were(More)
We used data from the National Infant Mortality Surveillance project to examine the effect of older maternal age on infant mortality for the 1980 United States birth cohort. The 1,579,854 births and 14,591 deaths of singletons who were black or white and whose mothers were 25-49 years of age were included. Direct standardization was used to calculate(More)
4513 Background: CCI-779 is an mTOR kinase inhibitor with activity in renal cell carcinoma (RCC, Atkins et al. J Clin Oncol, in press). A preliminary report of this phase 1/2 study of CCI-779 and interferon-α (IFN) in patients (pts) with advanced RCC described the safety and antitumor effects of the combination (Dutcher et al. Proc ASCO 22:213, 2003). We(More)
National statistics on the risk of infant mortality by birth weight were collected most recently in 1980 and 1960. (Infant mortality risk is the number of deaths of infants under 1 year of age per 1,000 live births.) In this 20-year period, the infant mortality risk (IMR) for single-delivery infants declined 53 percent, from 23.3 deaths per 1,000 live(More)
In recent decades, neonatal and postneonatal mortality rates have declined overall in the United States. Yet, the mortality rates for black infants continue to be approximately twice those for white infants. With the use of data from 45 of the 53 vital statistics reporting areas that participated in the 1980 National Infant Mortality Surveillance project,(More)