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Tuberculosis-Associated Hospitalizations and Deaths after COVID-19 Shelter-In-Place, San Francisco, California, USA.

Janice K Louie, Rocio Agraz-Lara, Laura Romo, Felix Crespin, Lisa Chen, Susannah Graves,

A mandated shelter-in-place and other restrictions associated with the coronavirus disease pandemic precipitated a decline in tuberculosis diagnoses in San Francisco, California, USA. Several months into the pandemic, severe illness resulting in hospitalization or death increased compared with prepandemic levels, warranting heightened vigilance for tuberculosis in at-risk populations. ... Read more >>

Emerg Infect Dis (Emerging infectious diseases)
[2021, 27(8):2227-2229]

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"Know your worth and play it safe:" messages to daughters from Mexican-origin mothers in conversations about dating and romantic relationships.

Laura F Romo, Aída Hurtado,

This study aims to enhance understanding of mother-daughter communication about dating and romantic relationships. We explored how Mexican-origin, mostly immigrant mothers talked about these topics with their daughters (ages 13 to 16 years) using videotaped observational methods. Themes drawn from the maternal messages contained in the conversations of 132 mother-daughter dyads ... Read more >>

Cult Health Sex (Culture, health & sexuality)
[2021, :1-15]

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Cost of Tuberculosis Therapy Directly Observed on Video for Health Departments and Patients in New York City; San Francisco, California; and Rhode Island (2017-2018).

Garrett R Beeler Asay, Chee Kin Lam, Brock Stewart, Joan M Mangan, Laura Romo, Suzanne M Marks, Sapna Bamrah Morris, Caroline L Gummo, Chris E Keh, Andrew N Hill, Anila Thomas, Michelle Macaraig, Kristen St John, Teresita J Ampie, Christine Chuck, Joseph Burzynski,

<i>Objectives.</i> To assess costs of video and traditional in-person directly observed therapy (DOT) for tuberculosis (TB) treatment to health departments and patients in New York City, Rhode Island, and San Francisco, California.<i>Methods.</i> We collected health department costs for video DOT (VDOT; live and recorded), and in-person DOT (field- and clinic-based). ... Read more >>

Am J Public Health (American journal of public health)
[2020, 110(11):1696-1703]

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Everyday Disputes and Negotiations: A Video Observational Analysis of Mexican-origin Mother-Daughter Conversations.

Magali Bravo, Laura F Romo, Aida Hurtado,

Little is known about the nature of normative mother-daughter everyday disagreements in Mexican family contexts in which daughters are socialized to avoid conflict out of respect and deference to authority. Observations of videotaped conversations of 130 Mexican-origin mothers and their adolescent (13- to 16-year-old) daughters discussing their disagreements were systematically ... Read more >>

J Res Adolesc (Journal of research on adolescence : the official journal of the Society for Research on Adolescence)
[2021, 31(1):170-188]

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Tuberculosis Mortality in the United States: Epidemiology and Prevention Opportunities.

Suzanne F Beavers, Lisa Pascopella, Amy L Davidow, Joan M Mangan, Yael R Hirsch-Moverman, Jonathan E Golub, Henry M Blumberg, Risa M Webb, Rachel A Royce, Susan E Buskin, Michael K Leonard, Paul C Weinfurter, Robert W Belknap, Stephen E Hughes, Jon V Warkentin, Sharon F Welbel, Thaddeus L Miller, Saini R Kundipati, Michael Lauzardo, Pennan M Barry, Dolly J Katz, Denise O Garrett, Edward A Graviss, Jennifer M Flood, ,

<b>Rationale:</b> More information on risk factors for death from tuberculosis in the United States could help reduce the tuberculosis mortality rate, which has remained steady for more than a decade.<b>Objective:</b> To identify risk factors for tuberculosis-related death in adults.<b>Methods:</b> We performed a retrospective study of 1,304 adults with tuberculosis who ... Read more >>

Ann Am Thorac Soc (Annals of the American Thoracic Society)
[2018, 15(6):683-692]

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A case of pediatric parapharyngeal space ganglioneuroma.

Natalie Garzorz, Gillian R Diercks, Harrison W Lin, William C Faquin, Laura V Romo, Christopher J Hartnick,

Ganglioneuromas are rare, benign neoplasms derived from sympathetic neural crest progenitor cells. In the pediatric population, ganglioneuromas usually develop in the mediastinum or retroperitoneum. We report the case of a 3-year-old boy who presented with a painless enlarging neck mass, which was found to be a parapharyngeal space ganglioneuroma that ... Read more >>

Ear Nose Throat J (Ear, nose, & throat journal)
[2016, 95(4-5):E16-20]

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Latina daughters' childbearing attitudes: the role of maternal expectations and education communication.

Rebeca Mireles-Rios, Laura F Romo,

Adolescent girls' and their mothers' expectations for their daughters' college attainment, mother-daughter communication about education, and daughters' early childbearing attitudes were examined in 146 U.S.-raised Latina girls (mean age = 14.4 years) and their mostly immigrant mothers. Through structural equation modeling, we tested in the present study a 3-path mediating ... Read more >>

Dev Psychol (Developmental psychology)
[2014, 50(5):1553-1563]

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Tampon use in adolescence: differences among European American, African American and Latina women in practices, concerns, and barriers.

Laura F Romo, Abbey B Berenson,

<h4>Purpose</h4>Tampon use is common among European American adolescents, but much less so among African American and Latina adolescents. Reasons are largely unclear. The general goal of this study was to examine differences among European American, African American and English-speaking Latina women and Spanish-speaking women in tampon use, sources of information ... Read more >>

J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol (Journal of pediatric and adolescent gynecology)
[2012, 25(5):328-333]

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Mother-daughter communication and college women's confidence to communicate with family members and doctors about the human papillomavirus and sexual health.

Laura F Romo, Maria Elena Cruz, Torsten B Neilands,

<h4>Study objective</h4>In this study, we examined whether mother-daughter sexuality communication in midadolescence contributes to young women's self-efficacy to consult with family members about sexual health problems, and to talk with physicians about the human papillomavirus (HPV).<h4>Participants and setting</h4>Young European American, Latina, and Asian Pacific Islander college women reported on how ... Read more >>

J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol (Journal of pediatric and adolescent gynecology)
[2011, 24(5):256-262]

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The role of religious involvement on depression, risky behavior, and academic performance among Korean American adolescents.

Piljoo P Kang, Laura F Romo,

Structural equation modeling was used to test a theoretical path model of church engagement, personal spirituality, and mentoring relationships on depressive symptoms, involvement in risky behaviors, and self-reported grades among Korean American adolescents. It was hypothesized that personal spirituality and mentoring relationship quality would mediate the relation between church engagement ... Read more >>

J Adolesc (Journal of adolescence)
[2011, 34(4):767-778]

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"El Sexo no es Malo": Maternal Values Accompanying Contraceptive Use Advice to Young Latina Adolescent Daughters.

Laura F Romo, Magali Bravo, Maria Elena Cruz, Rebeca M Rios, Claudia Kouyoumdjian,

In this study, we utilized observational methods to identify maternal values and concerns accompanying contraceptive use advice in Latina mother-daughter sexuality conversations. The sample included non-sexually active early adolescents around 12 years of age and their mostly Spanish-speaking Latina mothers. Videotaped conversations were coded for the prevalence of messages related ... Read more >>

Sex Res Social Policy (Sexuality research & social policy : journal of NSRC : SR & SP)
[2010, 7(2):118-127]

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Salvaging a Childhood Language.

Terry Kit-Fong Au, Janet S Oh, Leah M Knightly, Sun-Ah Jun, Laura F Romo,

Childhood experience with a language seems to help adult learners speak it with a more native-like accent. Can analogous benefits be found beyond phonology? This study focused on adult learners of Spanish who had spoken Spanish as their native language before age 7 and only minimally, if at all, thereafter ... Read more >>

J Mem Lang (Journal of memory and language)
[2008, 58(4):998-1011]

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Odontogenic orbital inflammation: clinical and CT findings--initial observations.

Paul A Caruso, Lynnette M Watkins, Pantip Suwansaard, Mika Yamamoto, Marlene L Durand, Laura Vitale Romo, Sandra P Rincon, Hugh D Curtin,

<h4>Purpose</h4>To retrospectively review computed tomographic (CT) and clinical findings in patients with odontogenic orbital infection.<h4>Materials and methods</h4>Approval from the institutional review board was obtained for chart and scan review, and informed consent was waived for this HIPAA-compliant study. Five patients, two male and three female (median age, 37 years; age ... Read more >>

Radiology (Radiology)
[2006, 239(1):187-194]

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Knowledge about condoms among low-income pregnant Latina adolescents in relation to explicit maternal discussion of contraceptives.

Erum Nadeem, Laura F Romo, Marian Sigman,

<h4>Purpose</h4>To examine pregnant adolescents' conceptual knowledge about condom use and its relation to maternal implicit and explicit communication about contraceptives.<h4>Methods</h4>Forty-five pregnant Latina adolescents (aged 14 to 18 years) were interviewed regarding their knowledge about how condoms prevent pregnancy. In addition, the adolescents were videotaped having a conversation with their mothers ... Read more >>

J Adolesc Health (The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine)
[2006, 39(1):119.e9-15]

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OK432 (picibanil) efficacy in an adult with cystic cervical lymphangioma. A case report.

Juan Alonso, Luis Barbier, Julio Alvarez, Laura Romo, Jesús C Martín, Iciar Arteagoitia, Joseba Santamaría,

Cervical cystic lymphangioma (CCL) is a rare and benign tumour involving congenital and cystic abnormalities derived from lymphatic vessels. The most accepted treatment continues to be surgical excision. However, when this infiltrates vital neurovascular neck structures, complete excision is difficult and if only partial, the recurrence rate is very high. ... Read more >>

Med Oral Patol Oral Cir Bucal (Medicina oral, patologia oral y cirugia bucal)
[2005, 10(4):362-366]

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The role of misconceptions on Latino women's acceptance of emergency contraceptive pills.

Laura F Romo, Abbey B Berenson, Z Helen Wu,

The goal of this study was to assess factors associated with hormonal emergency contraception (EC) awareness and acceptability among a sample of low-income Latino women receiving care in two university reproductive health clinics. A total of 297 Latino women, 18-43 years of age, completed a survey about EC awareness during ... Read more >>

Contraception (Contraception)
[2004, 69(3):227-235]

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Malignant tumors of the oral cavity and oropharynx: clinical, pathologic, and radiologic evaluation.

Alfred L Weber, Laura Romo, Sadaf Hashmi,

Carcinomas of the oral cavity and oropharynx constitute approximately 2% to 5% of head and neck cancers. Alcohol abuse and tobacco chewing, including chewing Shamma, predispose individuals to the development of cancer in the oral cavity. CT and MR imaging are best suited in the evaluation of cancer of the ... Read more >>

Neuroimaging Clin N Am (Neuroimaging clinics of North America)
[2003, 13(3):443-464]

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Sociocultural and religious influences on the normative contraceptive practices of Latino women in the United States.

Laura F Romo, Abbey B Berenson, Amanda Segars,

Presumably, Latino women engage in little family planning because of religious or cultural objections to contraception. The purpose of this study was to examine how acculturation, religion and various demographic factors were related to the family-planning behaviors of Latino women in the United States. Data were collected on 234 pregnant ... Read more >>

Contraception (Contraception)
[2004, 69(3):219-225]

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Anomalous facial nerve canal with cochlear malformations.

L V Romo, H D Curtin,

<h4>Background and purpose</h4>Anteromedial "migration" of the first segment of the facial nerve canal has been previously identified in a patient with a non-Mondini-type cochlear malformation. In this study, several patients with the same facial nerve canal anomaly were reviewed to assess for the association and type of cochlear malformation.<h4>Methods</h4>CT scans ... Read more >>

AJNR Am J Neuroradiol (AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology)
[2001, 22(5):838-844]

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A longitudinal study of maternal messages about dating and sexuality and their influence on Latino adolescents.

Laura F Romo, Eva S Lefkowitz, Marian Sigman, Terry K Au,

PURPOSE:To learn more about the nature of mother-adolescent discussions about sexuality and their influence on adolescents' behaviors and attitudes in Latino families. METHODS:Fifty-five Latino mothers and their midadolescent children (35 girls, 20 boys, mean age 13 years) were observed talking about dating and sexuality. The videotaped conversations were coded for ... Read more >>

J Adolesc Health (The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine)
[2002, 31(1):59-69]

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