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Submissions from 2018

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Pediatric to Adult Healthcare Transitioning for Adolescents Living with HIV in Nigeria: A National Survey, Okikiolu A. Badejo, William A. Menson, Nadia A. Sam-Agudu, Jennifer Pharr, Salome Erekaha, Tamara Bruno, Gift Nwanne, Olabanjo Ogunsola, Jude Ilozumba, Olusegun Busari, and Echezona E. Ezeanolue

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Perceived Walkability, Social Capital, and Self-Reported Physical Activity in Las Vegas College Students, Melissa Bartshe, Courtney Coughenour, and Jennifer Pharr

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Longitudinal Performance of Plasma Neurofilament Light and Tau in Professional Fighters: The Professional Fighters Brain Health Study, Charles Bernick, Henrik Zetterberg, Guogen Shan, Sarah Banks, and Kaj Blennow

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Why Do So Few Consumers Use Health Care Quality Report Cards? A Framework for Understanding the Limited Consumer Impact of Comparative Quality Information, Neeraj Bhandari, Dennis P. Scanlon, Yunfeng Shi, and Rachel A. Smith

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Sex Moderates the Impact of Diagnosis and Amyloid PET Positivity on Hippocampal Subfield Volume, Jessica Z. K. Caldwell, Jody-Lynn Berg, Guogen Shan, Jeffrey L. Cummings, and Sarah J. Banks

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PM2.5 Source Apportionment Using a Hybrid Environmental Receptor Model, Lung-Wen Anthony Chen and Junji Cao

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Lagged Influence of Fine Particulate Matter and Geographic Disparities on Clinic Visits for Children’s Asthma in Taiwan, Lung-Chang Chien, Yu-An Chen, and Hwa-Lung Yu

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Disparity of Imputed Data from Small Area Estimate Approaches – A Case Study on Diabetes Prevalence at the County Level in the U.S, Lung-Chang Chien, Ge Lin, Xiao Li, and Xingyou Zhang

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Surveillance on the Endemic of Zika Virus Infection by Meteorological Factors in Colombia: A Population-based Spatial and Temporal Study, Lung-Chang Chien, Ro-Ting Lin, Yunqi Liao, Francisco S. Sy, and Adriana Pérez

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Separation of Brown Carbon from Black Carbon for IMPROVE and Chemical Speciation Network PM2.5 Samples, Judith C. Chow, John G. Watson, Mark C. Green, Xiaoliang Wang, and Lung-Wang Antony Chen

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Separation of Brown Carbon from Black Carbon for IMPROVE and Chemical Speciation Network PM2.5 Samples, Judith C. Chow, John G. Watson, Mark C. Green, Xiaoliang Wang, L.-W. Antony Chen, Dana L. Trimble, Paul M. Cropper, Steven D. Kohl, and Steven B. Gronstal

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Decrease of VOC Emissions from Vehicular Emissions' In Hong Kong from 2003 to 2015: Results from a Tunnel, Study, Long Cui, Xiao Liang Wang, Kin Fai Ho, Yuan Gao, Chang Liu, Steven Sai Hang Ho, Hai Wei Li, Shun Cheng Lee, Xin Ming Wang, Bo Qiong Jiang, Yu Huang, Judith C. Chow, John G. Watson, and Lung-Wen Chen

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Developing a Theoretical Framework for a Complex Maternal–Child Health Intervention: Health Beginning Initiative, Echezona E. Ezeanolue MD, MPH; Jennifer R. Pharr PhD; Dina V. Patel MSN, APRN, PNP; Chinenye O. Ezeanolue MD; Michael C. Obiefune MD; Amaka G. Ogidi MEd; and John E. Ehiri PhD

Gaps And Strategies In Developing Health Research Capacity: Experience From The Nigeria Implementation Science Alliance, E E. Ezeanolue, W NA Menson, D Patel, G Aarons, A Olutola, M Obiefune, P Dakum, P Okonkwo, B Gobir, T Akinmurele, A Nwandu, H Khamofu, B Oyeledun, M Aina, A Eyo, O Oleribe, I Ibanga, J Oko, C Anyaike, J Idoko, M H. Aliyu, and R Sturke

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Traumatic Life Events and Development of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder Among Female Factory Workers in a Developing Country, Taylor Jannelle Fitch, Xiao Yu, Lung-Chang Chien, Mohammad Monjurul Karim, and Hasanat Alamgir

Traumatic Life Events And Development Of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder Among Female Factory Workers In A Developing Country, T J. Fitch, X Yu, L C. Chien, M M. Karim, and H Alamgir

Male Partner Involvement On Initiation And Sustainment Of Exclusive Breastfeeding Among Hiv-infected Post-partum Women: Study Protocol For A Randomized Controlled Trial, D Ihekuna, N Rosenburg, W NA Menson, S O. Gbadamosi, J O. Olawepo, A Chike-Okoli, C Cross, C Onoka, and E E. Ezeanolue

Youth Swimming Ability and Associated Factors in the United States, 2010-17, Carol C. Irwin, Jennifer R. Pharr, Richard L. Irwin, and Todd E. Layne

Disparities In Tobacco Use By Adolescents In Southeast, Nigeria Using Global Youth Tobacco Survey (gyts) Approach, I U. Itanyi, C N. Onwasigwe, S McIntosh, T Bruno, D Ossip, E A. Nwobi, C A. Onoka, and E E. Ezeanolue

Acceptability Of An Adapted Hiv Prevention Intervention For Native American Adolescents, C Lee, M Thompson-Robinson, and C Dodge-Francis

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Nonlinear Associations Between Working Hours and Overwork-Related Cerebrovascular and Cardiovascular Diseases (CCVD), Ro-Ting Lin, Lung-Chang Chien, and Ichiro Kawachi

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Bibliometric Analysis of Gaps in Research on Asbestos-Related Diseases: Declining Emphasis on Public Health Over 26 Years, Ro-Ting Lin, Matthew John Soeberg, Lung-Chang Chien, Scott Fisher, Jukka Takala, Richard Lemen, Tim Driscoll, and Ken Takahashi

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Does Exam-targeted Training Help Village Doctors Pass the Certified (Assistant) Physician Exam and Improve Their Practical Skills? A Cross-sectional Analysis of Village Doctors' Perspectives in Changzhou in Eastern China, Xiaohong Li, Jay J. Shen, Fang Yao, Chunxin Jiang, Fengshui Chang, Fengfeng Hao, and Jun Lu

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Efficacy of an Exercise Intervention Among Children with Comorbid Asthma and Obesity, Jennifer A. Lucas, Sheniz Moonie, Mary Beth Hogan, and William N. Evans

Measuring the Impact of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes Programs: Evaluating Hazard Reduction Using the Healthy Home Rating System, Erika Marquez MPH, PhD; Amanda Sokolowsky MPH; Erin Sheehy MPH; Josh Huebner; Casey Barber; and Shawn Gerstenberger

Landlord--Tenant Hotline Study: Characterizing Environmental Hazards in Renter-Occupied Units in Clark County, Nevada, Melissa J. Marshall MPH, Amanda N. Sokolowsky MPH, Mackenzie S. Burns PhD, and Shawn L. Gerstenberger

Nevada’s Medicaid Expansion and Admissions for Ambulatory Care–sensitive Conditions, Olena Mazurenko MD, PhD; Jay Shen; Guogen Shan; and Joseph Greenway

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Reliability of Self-Reported Mobile Phone Ownership in Rural North-Central Nigeria: Cross-Sectional Study, William Nii Ayitey Menson MD, PhD; John Olajide Olawepo MSc, MD; Tamara Bruno MPH; Semiu Olatunde Gbadamosi MD, MPH; Nannim Fazing Nalda MPH; Victor Anyebe MD; Amaka Ogidi MEd; Chima Onoka MPH, PhD, MD; John Okpanachi Oko MD; and Echezona Edozie Ezeanolue MD, MPH

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Biomedical Informatics Applications for Precision Management of Neurodegenerative Diseases, Justin B. Miller, Guogen Shan, Joseph Lombardo, and Gustavo Jimenez-Maggoria

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Challenges for the Clinician: Physical Activity among Severe Asthmatic Patients with Comorbid Obesity, Sheniz Moonie PhD and Mary Beth Hogan

Factors Associated with Rapid Readmission Among Nevada State Psychiatric Hospital Patients, Christopher Owen Moore, Sheniz Moonie, and Julia Anderson

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Effects of Index Client and Geo-targeting on HIV Case Identification: An Observational Study, E. Oladele, William Menson, O-O Badejo, E. Onwasigwe, I. Iyamu, A. Olarinoye, C. Agbakwuru, T. Bruno, H. Khamofu, and EE Ezeanolue

The Use of Social Marketing Campaigns to Increase HIV Testing Uptake: A Systematic Review, John O. Olawepo, Jennifer R. Pharr, and Axenya Kachen

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Variation in Airborne Pollen Concentrations among Five Monitoring Locations in a Desert Urban Environment, Tanviben Y. Patel, Mark P. Buttner, David Rivas, Chad L. Cross, Dennis A. Bazylinski, and Joram S. Seggev

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Predictors of Swimming Ability among Children and Adolescents in the United States, Jennifer Pharr, Carol Irwin, Todd Layne, and Richard Irwin

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An Assessment of the Relationship of Physical Activity, Obesity, and Chronic Diseases/Conditions between Active/Obese and Sedentary/Normal Weigh American Women in a National Sample, Jennifer P. Pharr, Courtney A. Coughenour, and Timothy Bungum

An Assessment Of The Relationship Of Physical Activity, Obesity, And Chronic Diseases/conditions Between Active/obese And Sedentary/ Normal Weight American Women In A National Sample, J R. Pharr, C A. Coughenour, and T J. Bungum

Correction: Adolescent Coordinated Transition (act) To Improve Health Outcomes Among Young People Living With Hiv In Nigeria: Study Protocol For A Randomized Controlled Trial. [trials. 18, (2017) (595)] Doi: 10.1186/s13063-017-2347-z, N A. Sam-Agudu, J R. Pharr, T Bruno, C L. Cross, L J. Cornelius, P Okonkwo, B Oyeledun, H Khamofu, A Olutola, S Erekaha, W NA Menson, and E E. Ezeanolue

Accurate Unconditional P-values For A Two-arm Study With Binary Endpoints, G Shan, L Kang, M Xiao, H Zhang, and T Jiang

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Exact Confidence Limits for the Probability of Response in Two-stage Designs, Guogen Shan

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Statistical Advances in Clinical Trials and Clinical Research, Guogen Shan, Sarah Banks, Justin B. Miller, Aaron Ritter, Charles Bernick, Joseph Lombardo, and Jeffrey L. Cummings

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Determining Sample Size for a Binary Diagnostic Test in the Presence of Verification Bias, Guogen Shan, Hua Zhang, and Tao Jiang

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Life-Sustaining Procedures, Palliative Care Consultation, and Do-Not Resuscitate Status in Dying Patients With COPD in US Hospitals, Jay J. Shen PhD, Eunjeong Ko PhD, Pearl Kim, Sun Jung Kim PhD, Yong-Jae Lee MD, Hoon Lee, and Ji Won Yoo

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Birth History as a Predictor of Adverse Birth Outcomes: Evidence from State Vital Statistics Data, Dejun Su, Kaeli Samson, Ashvita Garg, Corrine Hanson, Ann L. Anderson Berry, Ge Lin Kan, and Ming Qu

Burden And Management Of Noncommunicable Diseases After Earthquakes And Tsunamis, A Suneja, M Gakh, and L Rutkow

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Limited Contribution of Health Behaviours to Expanding Income-Related Chronic Disease Disparities Based on a Nationwide Cross-Sectional Study in China, Qing Wang; Jay J, Shen; and Kaitlyn Frakes

Income, Occupation And Education: Are They Related To Smoking Behaviors In China?, Q Wang, J J. Shen, M Sotero, C A. Li, and Z Hou

Social Health Insurance Difference In Inpatient Expenditure And Service Category In China, Q Wang, J Shen, J Rice, and K Frakes

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Hong Kong Vehicle Emission Changes from 2003 to 2015 in the Shing Mun Tunnel, Xiaoliang Wang, Kin-Fai Ho, Judith C. Chow, Steven D. Kohl, Chi Sing Chan, Long Cui, Shun-cheng Frank Lee, Lung-Wen Antony Chen, Steven Sai Hang Ho, Yan Cheng, and John G. Watson

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Association Between Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention During Routine Check-ups and Alcohol Consumption Among Adults Living in California, G. Kilian Wells, Sheniz Moonie, and Jennifer Pharr

Effects of Peer Sexual Health Education on College Campuses: A Systematic Review, Tara Wong, Jennifer R. Pharr MPH, Tim Bungum DrPH, Courtney Coughenour PhD, and Nancy L. Lough

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Depression and Risk of Fracture and Bone Loss: An Updated Meta-analysis of Prospective Studies, Qing Wu, B. Liu, and S. Tonmoy

Depression And Risk Of Fracture And Bone Loss: An Updated Meta-analysis Of Prospective Studies, Q Wu, B Liu, and S Tonmoy

Genetic Profiling of Decreased Bone Mineral Density in an Independent Sample of Caucasian Women, X. Xiao, D. Roohani, and Qing Wu

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Thiazide Diuretic Usage and Risk of Fracture: A Meta-analysis of Cohort Studies, X. Xiao, Y. Wu, and Qing Wu

Thiazide Diuretic Usage And Risk Of Fracture: A Meta-analysis Of Cohort Studies, X Xiao, Y Xu, and Q Wu

Decreasing Trend of Bone Mineral Density in US Multiethnic Population: Analysis of Continuous NHANES 2005–2014, Y. Xu and Qing Wu

Submissions from 2017

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Compact and Hilbert–Schmidt Differences of Weighted Composition Operators, S Acharyya and Z Wu

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Retrospective case series analysis of characteristics and trends in unintentional pharmaceutical drug poisoning by methadone, opioid analgesics, antidepressants and benzodiazepines in Clark County, NV 2009-13, T Bruno and J R. Pharr

PM2.5 Source Apportionment Using a Hybrid Environmental Receptor Model, L W. Chen, X Wang, J C. Chow, J G. Watson, and J Cao

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Physical Inactivity Displays a Mediator Role in the Association of Diabetes and Poverty: A Spatiotemporal Analysis, Lung-Chang Chien, Xiao Li, and Amanda Staudt

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Increasing HIV testing among pregnant women in Nigeria: evaluating the traditional birth attendant and primary health center integration (TAP-In) model, A F. Chizoba, J R. Pharr, G Oodo, E Ezeobi, J Ilozumb, J Egharevba, E E. Ezeanolue, and A Nwandu

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Are single entry communities and cul-de-sacs a barrier to active transport to school in 11 elementary schools in Las Vegas, NV metropolitan area?, C Coughenour, S Clark, A Singh, and J Huebner

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Examining racial bias as a potential factor in pedestrian crashes, Courtney A. Coughenour, Sheila Clark, Ashok K. Singh, Eudora Claw, James Abelar, and Joshua Huebner

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Blueprint for sustainable change in diversity management and cultural competence: Lessons from the National Center for Healthcare Leadership diversity demonstration project, J L. Dreachslin, R Weech Maldonado, L R. Jordan, J Gail, J P. Epane, and J A. Wainio

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Timely reminder interventions to improve annual Papanicolaou (Pap) smear rates among HIV-infected women in an outpatient center of southern Nevada: a short report, V Ganta, S Moonie, D Patel, A T. Hunt, J Richardson, D Di John, and E E. Ezeanolue

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Extracting recent weighted-based patterns from uncertain temporal databases, W Gan, J C.W Lin, P Fournier Viger, H C. Chao, J M.T. Wu, and J Zhan

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Review of Education-Focused Health Impact Assessments Conducted in the United States, L N. Gase, A R. DeFosset, M Gakh, C Harris, S R. Weisman, and A L. Dannenberg

Biomarkers of Cognitive Impairment: Brain Cortical Thickness, Volumetrics, and Cerebrospinal Fluid, Ladan Ghazi-Saidi PhD; Ryan R. Walsh MD, PhD; Guogen Shan; and Sarah J. Banks

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Determining Childhood Blood Lead Level Screening Compliance Among Physicians, A Haboush Deloye, E R. Marquez, and S L. Gerstenberger

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Male Partner Involvement on Initiation and Sustainment of Exclusive Breastfeeding Among HIV-infected Post-partum Women: Study Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial, Dorothy Ihekuna, Neal S. Rosenburg, William Nii Ayitey Menson, Semiu Olatunde Gbadamosi, John Olajide Olawepo, Adaeze Chike-Okoli, Chad L. Cross, Chima Ariel Onoka, and Echezona Edozie Ezeanolue

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Interventions to Reduce Loss to Follow-up During All Stages of the HIV Care Continuum in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Systematic Review, J Keane, J R. Pharr, M P. Buttner, and E E. Ezeanolue

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Efficient Mining of Multiple Fuzzy Frequent Itemsets, J C.W. Lin, T Li, P Fournier Viger, T P. Hong, J M.T Wu, and J Zhan

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Cost-Effective but Unaffordable and Unequal Hepatitis C Treatment in the US, X Liu, J J. Shen, J L. Lee, and J W. Yoo

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Effective interventions to improve young adults’ linkage to HIV care in Sub-Saharan Africa: a systematic review, B O. Mavegam, J R. Pharr, P Cruz, and E E. Ezeanolue

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Association of medication errors with drug classifications, clinical units, and consequence of errors: Are they related?, M Muroi, J J. Shen, and A Angosta

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Sleep duration associated with cardiovascular conditions among adult Nevadans, B L. Pergola, S Moonie, J Pharr, T Bungum, and J L. Anderson

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Health impact assessment as an instrument to examine the health implications of education policies, J Pharr, M Gakh, C Coughenour, and S Clark

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A cross-sectional study of the role of HIV/AIDS knowledge in risky sexual behaviors of adolescents in Nigeria, J R. Pharr, V Enejoh, B O. Mavegam, A Olutola, H Karick, and E E. Ezeanolue

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Adolescent Coordinated Transition (ACT) to improve health outcomes among young people living with HIV in Nigeria: Study protocol for a randomized controlled trial, N A. Sam Agudu, J R. Pharr, T Bruno, C L. Cross, L J. Cornelius, P Okonkwo, B Oyeledun, H Khamofu, A Olutola, S Erekaha, W N.A. Menson, and E E. Ezeanolue

Impact of School Garden Participation on the Health Behaviors of Children, Stefanie Schneider, Jennifer Pharr, and Timothy Bungum

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A better confidence interval for the sensitivity at a fixed level of specificity for diagnostic tests with continuous endpoints, G Shan

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Comments on ‘Two-sample binary phase 2 trials with low type I error and low sample size’, G Shan

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Optimal inference for Simon's two-stage design with over or under enrollment at the second stage, G Shan and J J. Chen

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Fisher’s exact approach for post hoc analysis of a chi-squared test, G Shan and S Gerstenberger

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Optimal Inference for Simon's Two-Stage Design with Over or Under Enrollment at the Second Stage, Guogen Shan and John J. Chen

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Exact one-sided confidence limits for Cohen's kappa as a measurement of agreement, G Shan and W Wang

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Exact unconditional sample size determination for paired binary data (letter commenting: J Clin Epidemiol. 2015;68:733-739), G Shan and H Zhang

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Efficient confidence limits for adaptive one-arm two-stage clinical trials with binary endpoints, G Shan, H Zhang, and T Jiang

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Different Dimensions: Internalized Homonegativity Among African American Men Who Have Sex With Men in the Deep South, S W. Smallwood, S M. Spencer, L A. Ingram, J F. Thrasher, and M V. Thompson-Robinson

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Health Hazards in the Home: An Assessment of a Southern Nevada Community, A Sokolowsky, E Marquez, E Sheehy, C Barber, and S Gerstenberger

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A modified Friedman test for randomized complete block designs, J Xu, G Shan, A Amei, J Zhao, D Young, and S Clark

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Gaussian network model can be enhanced by combining solvent accessibility in proteins, H Zhang, T Jiang, G Shan, S Xu, and Y Song

Submissions from 2016

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Concept mapping of PMTCT implementation challenges and solutions across 6 sub-Saharan African countries in the NIH-PEPFAR PMTCT implementation science alliance, G A. Aarons, D H. Sommerfeld, B H. Chi, Echezona Ezeanolue, R Sturke, L Guay, and G K. Siberry

Deploying nEmesis: Preventing Foodborne Illness by Data Mining Social Media, Sadilek Adam, Henry Kautz, Lauren DiPrete, Brian Labus, Eric Portman, Jack Teitel, and Vincent Silenzio

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Reliability of Robotic Telemedicine for Assessing Critically Ill Patients with the Full Outline of Unresponsiveness Score and Glasgow Coma Scale, Amelia K. Adcock, Heidi Kosiorek, Prachi Parich, Alyssa Chauncey, Qing Wu, and Bart M. Demaerschalk

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Gestational Age and the Risk of Maternal Breast Cancer: A Population-Based Case–Control Study, Arash Ardalan and Tim Bungum

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Interventions that increase the intention to seek voluntary HIV testing in young people: a review, Kelly F. Bumgarner, Jennifer R. Pharr, Mark P. Buttner, and Echezona Ezeanolue

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Prevalence of Sickle Cell Trait and Reliability of Self-Reported Status among Expectant Parents in Nigeria: Implications for Targeted Newborn Screening, A R. Burnham-Marusich, C O. Ezeanolue, M C. Obiefune, W Yang, A Osuji, A G. Ogidi, A T. Hunt, D Patel, and Echezona Ezeanolue

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Brown carbon aerosols from burning of boreal peatlands: Microphysical properties, emission factors, and implications for direct radiative forcing, R K. Chakrabarty, M Gyawali, R L.N. Yatavelli, A Pandey, A C. Watts, J Knue, Lung-Wen Chen, R R. Pattison, A Tsibart, V Samburova, and H Moosmüller