Rhonda Luther

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BACKGROUND Between September and December 2003, an outbreak of pertussis occurred in Cass County, MO, mostly among adolescent school children. METHODS We conducted a 1:2 matched case-control study among school children and used conditional logistic regression to evaluate risk factors for pertussis, including the total number of vaccine doses received, age(More)
OBJECTIVES This research was designed to evaluate the impact on health departments of the implementation of a 1999 policy requiring hepatitis B (HBV) vaccination for seventh grade school entry in the state of Missouri. METHODS The authors employed a retrospective descriptive design using data from the Missouri Health Strategic Architectures and(More)
This is a case report about a 66-year old man with recurrent pulmonary embolisms. Phlebography revealed a monstrous venous aneurysm of the right chest wall with several venous dilatations and calcification as the source of the embolism. Radiological embolisation and surgical ligation of the large aneurysmatic neck were performed. No further embolism(More)
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