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Statewide birth certificate and exceptionality records were integrated to examine potential risk factors for isolated speech impairment (SI), specific language impairment (SLI), and combined speech and language impairment (SI/LI) in preschool-aged children. Developmental epidemiological methods were used to determine risk by comparing the rate of occurrence(More)
The United States Public Health Service Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is alerting medical professionals that a substantial percentage of cocaine imported into the United States is adulterated with levamisole, a veterinary pharmaceutical that can cause blood cell disorders such as severe neutropenia and agranulocytosis. Levamisole(More)
BACKGROUND Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is an endocrine-metabolic disorder that affects approximately 6-10% of women of child-bearing age. Although preliminary studies suggest that certain pollutants may act as endocrine disruptors in animals, little is known about their potential association with PCOS. The objective of this case-control pilot study is(More)
Educational outcomes were evaluated for 2,046 preschool children identified with developmental delay. Results indicated that at third grade, 26% were in regular education and the remaining 74% were receiving special education services. The most common disability classifications at outcome were specific learning disabilities and educable mentally handicaps.(More)
Branch (HSB) in 2009. HSB has now developed this second edition to expand instruction and refine methodological procedures, including describing and incorporating advances in technology and recognizing the release of the U.S. Census 2010 data. HSB acknowledges the following individuals for their collaboration and commitment in the development of the second(More)
reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Objective To describe the results of the evaluation of the PAILD active surveillance system and lessons learned for similar surveillance efforts in a resource-limited setting. Introduction A liver disease of unknown etiology, called unknown liver disease (ULD) by the community, was(More)
Branch (HSB) in 2009. HSB has now developed this second edition to expand instruction and refine methodological procedures, including describing and incorporating advances in technology and recognizing the release of the U.S. Census 2010 data. HSB acknowledges the following individuals for their collaboration and commitment in the development of the second(More)
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