M. Bayatpour

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In order to better define risk factors for perinatal substance abuse, data from 352 pregnant teenagers enrolled in a comprehensive prenatal clinic were analyzed. Fifteen years was the average age, 82% were of minority descent, and all were receiving public assistance. At their first visit, a social worker obtained information on their home environment,(More)
Compelling evidence supports a role of certain types of human papillomaviruses as the cause of cervical cancer. In addition to human papillomaviruses, other agents, such as hormones, have been implicated as cofactors in this type of neoplasia. In this study we provide evidence for oncogenic transformation of primary baby rat kidney cells by human(More)
Spontaneous rupture of the stomach during the neonatal period is the most common type of nonobstructive perforation. The clinical manifestations include severe abdominal distension, vomiting, and respiratory distress. However, diagnosis is based on an upright x-ray film of the abdomen which shows the "saddle" of "football" sign due to massive(More)
This study was designed to test two different methods for predicting pregnant teenagers at risk for failing to keep appointments for comprehensive prenatal care. Sixty-three pregnant adolescents completed psychological questionnaires assessing depression, social support, and life events. They and their primary health care provider also completed the(More)
Coxsackievirus B(4) was isolated from the throat, nose, blood, stools and urine of a 9-year-old boy with acute glomerulonephritis and a pneumonitis. Neutralization test showed a greater than fourfold rise in the antibody titre to coxsackievirus B(4). The antistreptolysin O titre was elevated, but the complement component was within the normal range. The(More)