Ronald Worrell

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BACKGROUND African American men (AA) exhibit a disproportionate share of prostate cancer (PRCA) incidence, morbidity, and mortality. Several genetic association studies have implicated select 8q24 loci in PRCA risk in AA. The objective of this investigation is to evaluate the association between previously reported 8q24 risk alleles and PRCA in(More)
This one-to-one, age- and race-matched case-control study involved 181 histologically confirmed black prostate cancer patients and 181 controls seen at three major hospitals in Washington, DC, during the period 1979-1982. Personal interviews were conducted to obtain the number of times food items of specified serving size were consumed per week by cases and(More)
This is a one-to-one, age- and race-matched case-control study involving 55 histologically confirmed black prostate cancer patients and 55 controls who were seen at three major hospitals in Washington, DC from 1982 to 1984. Personal interviews were conducted to obtain the number of times food items of specified serving size were consumed per week by cases(More)
Infection is the most common cause of high morbidity, hospitalization, and mortality in children with sickle cell anemia. In this study of pediatric sickle cell anemia patients, aged 1 to 19, we explore the hypothesis that gallstones (usually pigment stones) create a nidus of infection, predisposing the affected patients to high morbidity. Our study(More)
A left testicular mass was found in a 34-year-old black man with a history of multisystem sarcoidosis of 7½ years duration. Microscopic examination of the excised testicle revealed noncaseating granulomas throughout, as well as a few such lesions in the epididymis. This is the seventh reported, microscopically proven case of sarcoidosis of the testis(More)
The value of creatine phosphokinase (CPK) isoenzymes, in the presence of normal total CPK, for assessing myocardial infarction is discussed. Forty-six patients in a coronary care unit were studied to ascertain the clinical usefulness of CPK isoenzymes for diagnosing myocardial infarction when the levels of total CPK were within normal range. The majority of(More)
There are an estimated 120 million hepatitis B virus carriers worldwide. More than 200,000 of these are in the United States. A higher incidence of active hepatitis B virus infection has been observed in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma than in controls, in all geographical regions. This paper reviews the world literature on the relationship of(More)
The testicular feminization syndrome is a form of familial male pseudohermaphroditism transmitted by an X-linked gene. The karyotype is 46XY. Affected patients resemble normal females phenotypically. To date, only eight cases of this syndrome have been studied by electron microscope. This study reports the ultrastructural appearance of the gonads in two(More)
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