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A population-based case-control study risk factors for connective tissue diseases
This dissertation describes the results of a population-based case-control study of risk factors for five connective tissue diseases: systemic lupus erythematosus, Sjogren's syndrome, systemic sclerosis/CREST syndrome, polymyositis/dermatomyositis and mixed connective tissue disease.Cases were female residents of King County, ...
Social and economic consequences of injury in a developing nation
Efforts to study and prevent injury in the developing world are hampered by lack of adequate data sources. Vital statistics registries are often incomplete and health care data may be of limited value as many injured persons do not receive medical care. To better understand the incidence, characteristics, and outcomes of ...
Genomic variation of human papillomavirus type 16 in relation to risk for high grade cervical and anal intraepithelial neoplasia
Prospective studies were conducted among women attending a University and women presenting to a STD clinic to evaluate an association between risk of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia grade 2-3 (CIN 2-3) and human papillomavirus type 16 (HPV16) variants. CIN 2-3 was histologically confirmed in 9 of 57 HPV16 positive women ...