Matthew Laskin

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OBJECTIVE Elimination of congenital rubella syndrome depends not only on effective childhood immunization but also on the identification and immunization of susceptible women of childbearing age. Since many countries do not immunize against rubella, it is possible that some immigrant women may not be immune. Moreover, contemporary estimates of rubella(More)
Providing resources for family planning programs in the USSR, where an extremely high rate of abortions threatens the lives of women, will require a multi-sectoral approach involving the government, international agencies, and the private sector. Every year, some 10-13 million of the USSR's 70 million women of fertile age undergo an abortion (only 7(More)
UNLABELLED The etiology of scleroderma (SSc) is unknown; immunogenic stimuli such as infections and vaccinations could theoretically be risk factors for scleroderma. Our objective was to assess the relationship between viral and bacterial infections, and vaccinations, prior to diagnosis of SSc compared to non-inflammatory controls. METHODS A questionnaire(More)
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