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Campylobacter is a common cause of gastroenteritis in the United States. We conducted a population-based case-control study to determine risk factors for sporadic Campylobacter infection. During a 12-month study, we enrolled 1316 patients with culture-confirmed Campylobacter infections from 7 states, collecting demographic, clinical, and exposure data using(More)
We evaluated a community-based physical activity intervention in Georgia senior centers. Participants were a convenience sample that completed the pre-test only (n = 592), or the pre-test, the intervention, and a post-test (n = 418, 98% aged 60 and older, mean age = 75, 83% female, 56% black). The 4-month physical activity intervention, based on the Health(More)
Numerous dietary and pharmacological agents have been proposed as alternative strategies for treatment and prevention of colorectal cancer. Curcumin, an active ingredient of turmeric, that inhibits growth of malignant neoplasms, has a promising role in the prevention and treatment of colorectal cancer. EGF-R related protein (ERRP), a recently identified(More)
A community-based intervention to improve diabetes self-management (DSM) and decrease A1c in older adults with diabetes from Georgia senior centers was evaluated. Participants were a convenience sample that completed the pre-test questionnaire only (N = 351) and a subset that completed the pre-test, intervention, and post-test questionnaires and A1c(More)
BACKGROUND EGF Receptor Related Protein (ERRP), a recently identified negative regulator of EGF-receptor (EGFR), has been shown to inhibit growth of colon cancer xenograft tumors in SCID mice. However, the mechanisms by which ERRP exerts its anti-tumor properties are poorly understood The current investigation was undertaken to delineate the inhibitory(More)
Hydrogen sulfide (H(2)S) is emerging as a physiological neuromodulator as well as a smooth muscle relaxant. We submit the first evidence that blood H(2)S levels are significantly lower in fasting blood obtained from type 2 diabetes patients compared with age-matched healthy subjects, and in streptozotocin-treated diabetic rats compared with control(More)
To understand physician practices regarding the diagnosis of acute diarrheal diseases, we conducted a survey, in 1996, of 2839 physicians in Connecticut, Georgia, Minnesota, Oregon, and California. Bacterial stool culture was requested for samples from the last patient seen for acute diarrhea by 784 (44%; 95% confidence interval, 42%-46%) of 1783(More)
INTRODUCTION In Georgia, mortality from stroke is 16% higher and from cardiovascular disease is 9% higher than it is nationally. Although 75% of Georgia adults have 2 or more modifiable risk factors for cardiovascular disease, less than half recognize all major heart attack and stroke warning symptoms. To reduce disability and prevent death from(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the prevalence and predictors of health care professional recommendations to lose weight in Older Americans Act Nutrition Program participants in Georgia senior centers who met professional and/or governmental organization criteria for weight loss recommendation. METHODS Demographic, health, and weight loss recommendation information(More)
This study evaluated the frequency of coarrest in female victims who utilized 911 for intimate partner violence (IPV) and any patterns or circumstances that increased the likelihood of coarrest. All cases of police-documented IPV where a female IPV victim was arrested in conjunction with the perpetrator were included. Each incident report was reviewed to(More)