Newton E Kendig

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To identify incidence of antibody to hepatitis C virus among 265 male prison inmates, we assayed paired serum specimens obtained at intake in 1985–1986 with follow-up specimens in 1987. Intake prevalence was 38 percent. Seroincidence was 1.1/100 person years in prison. This finding might reflect saturation of high-risk subgroups or possibly reduced(More)
OBJECTIVE This study assessed HIV risk behaviors and their association with psychiatric disorders among women prisoners. METHODS HIV risk behaviors practiced in the five years before incarceration were ascertained with the Risk Behavior Assessment interview for 177 inmates at the Maryland Correctional Institution for Women. The Structured Clinical(More)
Our aim was to determine the incidence of tuberculin skin test (TST) conversion in the Maryland state correctional system. We conducted a historical longitudinal cohort study. A sample of 1,289 inmates, incarcerated in 16 of 23 prisons, who had a negative TST and a second test within 24 months was selected. The incidence of recent conversion was 6.3 per 100(More)
There were three main objectives of this cross-sectional study of Maryland State correctional health care workers. The first was to evaluate compliance with work practices designed to minimize exposure to blood and body fluids; the second, to identify correlates of compliance with universal precautions (UPs); and the third was to determine the relationship,(More)
In this communication the binding characteristics and possible regulatory role of sIL2R were investigated. Soluble IL2R are released or secreted in high concentrations by phytohemagglutinin (PHA) stimulated human lymphoid cells. The addition of sIL2R, purified by gel filtration chromatography, to cultures of PHA stimulated lymphoblasts resulted in a(More)
This study evaluated voluntary testing for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in a prison population with a high HIV seroprevalence. Data on demographic variables and participation in voluntary testing were linked to a blinded HIV serosurvey of consecutive Maryland prison entrants (April-July 1991). Among 2,842 entrants, HIV seroprevalence was 8.5% (men,(More)
OBJECTIVES Despite recent success in tuberculosis (TB) control efforts in the United States, marked declines in TB case rates have not been observed in foreign-born populations. Because foreign-born populations are becoming more important for targeted national TB control efforts, the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) reviewed inmate medical data to evaluate(More)
Background: Tuberculosis (TB) is a public health concern in correctional facilities. High turnover of inmate populations may preclude timely diagnosis of TB, so that unrecognised transmission may be common. Objective: To determine the proportion of inmates with new skin test conversions who had identifiable exposure to diagnosed cases of TB in the(More)
BACKGROUND Chlamydia pneumoniae illness is poorly characterized, particularly as a sole causative pathogen. We investigated a C. pneumoniae outbreak at a federal correctional facility. METHODS We identified inmates with acute respiratory illness (ARI) from 1 November 2009 to 24 February 2010 through clinic self-referral and active case finding. We tested(More)