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We have examined the prevalence of incidence of asthma and other wheezing syndromes in subjects in a longitudinal epidemiologic study. The point prevalence of asthma was 6.6%, with the highest rates occurring in children. Rates were also relatively high in older subjects, in most of whom "chronic bronchitis and/or emphysema" had been concomitantly(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVES Unattended, home-based polysomnography (PSG) is increasingly used in both research and clinical settings as an alternative to traditional laboratory-based studies, although the reliability of the scoring of these studies has not been described. The purpose of this study is to describe the reliability of the PSG scoring in the Sleep Heart(More)
The respiratory health of a large group of Arizona school children who have been exposed to indoor pollutants--tobacco smoke and home cooking fumes--is reported. A significant relationship was found between parental smoking and symptoms of cough, wheeze, and sputum production. Also, children in homes where gas cooking fuel was used had higher rates of cough(More)
This report is a comparison of two delayed hypersensitivity skin test reagents, coccidioidin and Spherulin, available for detection of prior infection by Coccidioides immitis. Coccidioidin proved to be a somewhat more sensitive reagent (33.4 per cent positive, vs 29.6 per cent for Spherulin). This difference persisted in the subjects when grouped by age,(More)
The objectives of our study were to determine the prevalence of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) in a southeastern human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive population relative to an HIV-negative control group and to compare these findings with published reports from other geographic regions. Demographic, medical, and cytopathologic data were(More)
Habitual snoring is associated with an increased prevalence of hypertension, stroke, and ischemic heart disease. To determine factors that influence the incidence and remission of habitual snoring, we analyzed responses to successive self-administered questionnaires with questions pertaining to snoring in a group of subjects participating in the Tucson(More)
Fever is a remarkably sensitive indicator of infectious disease. The thermometer in clinical use today is basically that developed over a century ago, measuring heat conducted from skin or mucous membranes to an adjacent probe. In dealing with immunosuppressed granulocytopenic patients, the need was realized for an instrument by which temperature might be(More)
BACKGROUND Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) reduces sleep quality. Whether Barrett's esophagus (BE) affects sleep differently is unknown. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) often coexists with GERD and may disrupt sleep; whether GERD reduces sleep quality independently of OSA is unknown. Our aims were to compare the effect of GERD and BE on sleep quality,(More)
CONTEXT Accurate categorization of uterine smooth muscle neoplasms by light microscopic examination is difficult. Multiple classification schemes have been proposed based on mitotic rate, nuclear atypia, and the presence or absence of necrosis. None of these classification systems has been entirely successful. Multiple ancillary techniques have been tested(More)
This study is a longitudinal comparison of the health of children exposed to markedly different concentrations of sulfur dioxide (SO2) and moderately different concentrations of particulate sulfate (SO4=). The four groups of subjects lived in two areas of one smelter town and in two other towns, one of which was also a smelter town. In the area of highest(More)