Beth P. Bell
University of Rochester
OutbreakBloody diarrheaPulsed-field gel electrophoresisMedicineMicrobiology
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Publications 6
#1Timothy BarrettH-Index: 53
#2H. LiorH-Index: 2
Last. Patricia M. GriffinH-Index: 70
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Two hundred thirty-three isolates of Escherichia coli O157:H7 were analyzed by both pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) and bacteriophage typing. All 26 isolates from persons whose illness was associated with a recent multistate outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 infections linked to the consumption of undercooked hamburgers and all 27 isolates from incriminated lots of hamburger meat had the same phage type and the same PFGE pattern. Twenty-five of 74 E. coli O157:H7 isolates from Washington State...
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#1Beth P. BellH-Index: 4
#2Marcia GoldoftH-Index: 13
Last. John M. KobayashiH-Index: 11
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Objective. —To determine the source of and describe a large outbreak of Escherichia coli O157:H7 infections in Washington State. Design. —Case-control study; environmental investigation; provider-based surveillance for E coli O157:H7 infections. Setting. —Chain of fast-food restaurants, hospitals, physician offices, local laboratories, and local health departments. Participants. —Patients with diarrhea and neighborhood controls. A case was defined as diarrhea with culture-confirmed E coli O157:H...
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#1E. H. Naumburg (UR: University of Rochester)H-Index: 6
#2Peter Franks (UR: University of Rochester)H-Index: 79
Last. J. Engerman (UR: University of Rochester)H-Index: 2
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BACKGROUND: African Americans have higher rates of cardiovascular disease than white Americans. To address this differential, barriers to cardiovascular risk reduction need to be identified. This study examines the association of race with the likelihood of screening for and diagnosis of hypercholesterolemia. METHODS: Possible associations between demographic variables and screening for and diagnosis of hypercholesterolemia were examined on data gathered in a prospective fashion in an office-bas...
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#1Peter Franks (UR: University of Rochester)H-Index: 79
#2Marthe R. Gold (UR: University of Rochester)H-Index: 25
Last. J. Engerman (UR: University of Rochester)H-Index: 2
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BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to investigate the factors that determine whether residents in a rural community have their cholesterol tested. METHODS: A population-based survey was conducted in 1987 as part of a community-oriented primary care project that sought to define and address the causes of and burden caused by increased cardiovascular disease in an economically depressed agricultural region of New York. All of the residents living in two towns in the region who were over 16 ...
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#1Beth P. Bell (UR: University of Rochester)H-Index: 4
#2Peter Franks (UR: University of Rochester)H-Index: 79
Last. James Melius (NYSDOH: New York State Department of Health)H-Index: 3
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This study examined the relationship between birthweight and exposure to emissions of methylene chloride (DCM) from manufacturing processes of the Eastman Kodak Company at Kodak Park in Rochester, Monroe County, New York. County census tracts were categorized as exposed to high, moderate, low or no DCM based on the Kodak Air Monitoring Program (KAMP) model, a theoretical dispersion model of DCM developed by Eastman Kodak Company. Birthweight and information on variables known to influence birthw...
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#1Peter Franks (UR: University of Rochester)H-Index: 79
#2Jeffrey J. Harp (UR: University of Rochester)H-Index: 4
Last. Beth P. Bell (UR: University of Rochester)H-Index: 4
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Clonidine hydrochloride has been reported to reduce tobacco withdrawal symptoms and facilitate smoking cessation. We enrolled 185 subjects, 92 receiving clonidine and 93 receiving placebo, in a randomized, double-blind study of clonidine for smoking cessation in a primary care setting. Clonidine had no demonstrable effect on withdrawal (8 of 11 measures favoring placebo). At 4 weeks, 17 (18%) subjects receiving clonidine had quit compared with 13 (14%) receiving placebo (χ 2 = 0.7; 90% confidenc...
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