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Racial/Ethnic Disparities in HPV Vaccine Uptake Among a Sample of College Women

Robert L Cook declare that they have no conflict of interest. Informed Consent All procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation

Genomic Epidemiology of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Despite infection prevention efforts, neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) patients remain at risk of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection. Modes of transmission for healthcare-associated (HA) and community-associated (CA) MRSA remain poorly understood and may vary by genotype, hindering the development of effective prevention and control strategies. From...

Utilization of information and communication technology (ICT) among sexually transmitted disease clinics attendees with coexisting drinking problems

Background Alcohol misuse remains a major risk factor for contracting sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) not typically addressed in STD clinic settings. Information and communication technology (ICT) can offer new avenues to deliver evidence-based screening and treatment for problematic drinking, however, few data exists regarding the utilization of ICT among STD clinic...

Decision support for chronic pain care: how do primary care physicians decide when to prescribe opioids? a qualitative study

Background Primary care physicians struggle to treat chronic noncancer pain while limiting opioid misuse, abuse, and diversion. The objective of this study was to understand how primary care physicians perceive their decisions to prescribe opioids in the context of chronic noncancer pain management. This question is important because interventions, such as decision support tools...

Potential Health Impacts of Heavy Metals on HIV-Infected Population in USA

PurposeNoninfectious comorbidities such as cardiovascular diseases have become increasingly prevalent and occur earlier in life in persons with HIV infection. Despite the emerging body of literature linking environmental exposures to chronic disease outcomes in the general population, the impacts of environmental exposures have received little attention in HIV-infected population...

Routine HIV Testing Hits the Primary Care Clinic

Robert L. Cook 1 Gail Berkenblit 0 0 Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University , Baltimore, MD, USA 1 Departments of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and Medicine, University of Florida ... screening recommendations for HIV infection are founded on the best evidence possible. Corresponding Author: Robert L. Cook, MD, MPH; University of Florida, P.O. Box 100231, Gainesville, FL 32607, USA (e

Demographic and Clinical Factors Associated with Persistent Symptoms after West Nile Virus Infection

Microbiology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Central District Health Department, Boise, Idaho; Southwest District Health Department , Caldwell, Idaho 2 Authors' addresses: Robert L. Cook and

Surface Phenotype and Functionality of WNV Specific T Cells Differ with Age and Disease Severity

West Nile virus (WNV) infection can result in severe neuroinvasive disease, particularly in persons with advanced age. As rodent models demonstrate that T cells play an important role in limiting WNV infection, and strong T cell responses to WNV have been observed in humans, we postulated that inadequate antiviral T cell immunity was involved in neurologic sequelae and the more...

Patient Knowledge and Attitudes about Antiviral Medication and Vaccination for Influenza in an Internal Medicine Clinic

Background. Despite the introduction of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines for their use, antiviral medications for influenza remain underutilized. Our objective in this study was to describe beliefs, attitudes, and knowledge regarding antiviral medication and vaccination for influenza among patients in an internal medicine clinic. Methods. We conducted a cross...

Longitudinal Trends in Hazardous Alcohol Consumption Among Women With Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection, 1995–2006

of Florida, Gainesville, Florida (Robert L. Cook); Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Fang Zuy, Bea Herbeck Belnap); The CORE Center, Cook