Matilde Irigoyen

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OBJECTIVES To assess the effectiveness of two serial registry reminder protocols and the interactive effects of reminders with child characteristics on immunization rates. METHODS At an inner city practice network in New York City we randomized 1662 children aged 6 weeks-15 months due or late for a diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTaP) to 3 groups:(More)
OBJECTIVE To test if appointment reminders blinded to immunization status improve kept-appointment and vaccination coverage rates. Design. Controlled trial. SETTING Pediatric clinic serving a low-income community in New York City. INTERVENTION Children ages 4 through 18 months (n = 1273) scheduled sequentially for clinic appointments were systematically(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Research on children's use of mobile media devices lags behind its adoption. The objective of this study was to examine young children's exposure to and use of mobile media devices. METHODS Cross-sectional study of 350 children aged 6 months to 4 years seen October to November 2014 at a pediatric clinic in an urban, low-income,(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the neonatal outcomes and birth injuries of macrosomic infants born to diabetic mothers (IDM) and non-diabetic mothers (non-IDM). STUDY DESIGN This is a retrospective survey of all live born, singleton neonates with a birth weight of > or = 4000 g, delivered at the Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia during a 3-year period(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether changes in aerobic fitness and body mass index are related to the age-related rise in blood pressure in healthy preschool children. STUDY DESIGN Longitudinal analyses of 196 free-living children aged 5 years at baseline who were followed over a mean of 19.7 months. Aerobic fitness was assessed using a treadmill. All measures(More)
The 8.12 idiotype characterizes a subpopulation of anti-DNA antibodies in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). The idiotype is present on lambda light chains and has previously been shown to be exclusively encoded by V lambda II light chains. RFLP analysis of the V lambda II gene family has shown the family to consist of 10 to 15 members. Thus(More)
The validity of mothers' recall of four to seven year-old children's diet was assessed among 46 first generation Latino immigrant families from the Dominican Republic by comparing intake recalled by the mother to unobtrusive home observations of children. Correlations were moderate to high for calories and for most nutrients. There were no differences in(More)
We hypothesized that an educational intervention based on a readiness model would lead to improved health outcomes among patients with asthma. Within a randomized control design in an urban Latino and African-American community we conducted an intensive three-month pediatric intervention. A Family Coordinator provided patient education based on a(More)
Experiences of students using optically scanned cards were compared with those of students using personal digital assistants (PDAs) to log patient encounters in a primary care clerkship. From April to September 2001, students were offered the option of using a PDA in lieu of scanned cards to track clinical encounters. Data obtained from PDA users were(More)
This study demonstrates how community-based immunization promotion reduced immunization disparities. In 2002 to 2004, the coalition enrolled 3,748 children younger than 5, with 1,502 aged 19 to 35 months in April 2004. Disparity reduction was assessed by comparing coalition immunization coverage rates (4:3:1:3:3) to the National Immunization Survey 2003(More)