Melinda Pavin

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Doctors prescribe medications for therapeutic indications and to meet patient expectations. Understanding the pattern of prescribing is a necessary precursor for any intervention and for improving prescribing practices. Using the WHO standard methodology, we investigated the prescribing practices of doctors in rural primary health care (PHC) clinics in the(More)
BACKGROUND Male circumcision reduces the risk of heterosexually acquired HIV infection in men by approximately 60%. The Government of Kenya is rolling out voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) services, but struggles with health worker shortages, particularly with physician shortages. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the safety of male circumcision performed by(More)
The prevalence of developmental disabilities in early childhood is not well documented. An established birth defects registry extended surveillance to identify cases of developmental disorders in early childhood by adding all known sources of diagnosis and service to case-finding methods. Residents of a northwest Arkansas region born during 1985 to 1987 and(More)
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