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PURPOSE The objective of this study was to determine the impact of family income and sickle cell disease on the health-related quality of life (HRQL) of children. METHODS This was a cross-sectional study of children with and without sickle cell disease. Participants completed the PedsQL generic core scales parent-proxy or child self-report questionnaire(More)
Tinea capitis is a common superficial fungal infection of the scalp in children, particularly in those of African descent. Trichophyton tonsuran, an anthropophilic dermatophyte, is responsible for the majority of cases in North America. The clinical presentations are variable and include: (i) a "seborrheic" form that is scaling, often without noticeable(More)
BACKGROUND The opioid meperidine induces spinal anesthesia and blocks nerve action potentials, suggesting it is a local anesthetic. However, whether it produces effective clinical local anesthesia in peripheral nerves remains unclear. Classification as a local anesthetic requires clinical local anesthesia but also blockade of voltage-dependent Na+ channels(More)
Lymphomas and leukemias account for a large portion of orbital tumors. Orbital lymphoma accounts for 55% of malignant orbital tumors in adults. Idiopathic orbital inflammatory pseudotumors are pathologic entities that often challenge ophthalmologists and radiologists. This article describes the MR and CT features of orbital lymphoma, leukemia, and some(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine 1) the frequency of missed vaccine opportunities (VOs) in inner city children </=3 years of age; 2) whether the recommended vaccine(s) were given within 6 months of the missed opportunity (MO); 3) whether these vaccinations were age-appropriate according to the guidelines of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices; and 4)(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine whether education, feedback, and provider prompts decrease the rate of missed vaccine opportunities; and the reasons for missed opportunities in the post-intervention group. A nonrandomized, before and after study to evaluate the effect of education, feedback, and provider prompts on missed opportunities was(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study is to describe the presenting signs and symptoms and the presumptive diagnoses of children who were admitted to our children's hospital with ovarian masses. DESIGN METHODS A retrospective chart review was performed on all patients hospitalized between November 1985 and May 1994, with a discharge diagnosis of an ovarian(More)
BACKGROUND In 1999, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended routine vaccination of children against hepatitis A in states, counties, and communities with rates twice the national average or greater. Milwaukee is such a community. OBJECTIVES To assess physician knowledge, beliefs, and practices regarding hepatitis A disease and hepatitis(More)
BACKGROUND Nationally, immunization coverage for the DTaP/3HPV/1MMR/3HepB/3Hib/1VZV antigen series in children ages 19-35 months are near or above the Healthy People 2020 target (80%). However, children in lower socioeconomic families experience lower coverage rates. OBJECTIVE Using a community-based participatory research (CBPR) approach, Community(More)
Vaccines are one of the greatest public health achievements, preventing both mortality and morbidity. However, overall immunization rates are still below the 90% target for Healthy People 2020. There remain significant disparities in immunization rates between children of different racial/ethnic groups, as well as among economically disadvantaged(More)