Mary Elizabeth Lewis

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A nationwide case-control study was conducted in New Zealand, to test hypotheses about the role of infections in the aetiology of childhood leukaemia. Children aged 0-14 years with leukaemia were matched on age and sex to controls selected from birth records. Case ascertainment was virtually complete and 121 (92%) of 131 eligible case families took part.(More)
The rate of recovery of herpes simplex virus (HSV) from human trigeminal ganglia explant monolayers is affected by two factors: (1) time elapsed from the death of an individual to the establishment of in vitro culture of ganglia and (2) surface area onto which ganglia are explanted. Spontaneous reactivation of HSV from human trigeminal ganglia can be(More)
OBJECTIVES This paper describes the methodology for a prospective, community-based study of sudden unexpected death in Wake County, North Carolina. METHODS From 1 March to 29 June 2013, data of presumed cardiac arrest cases were captured from Wake County Emergency Medical Services. Participants were screened into the presumed sudden unexpected death group(More)
OBJECTIVE In this manuscript, we estimate the incidence and identify risk factors for sudden unexpected death in a socioeconomically and racially diverse population in one county in North Carolina. Estimates of the incidence and risk factors contributing to sudden death vary widely. The Sudden Unexpected Death in North Carolina (SUDDEN) project is a(More)
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