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Melinda S. Sothern
LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans
133Publications
28H-index
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#2Kiva A. FisherH-Index: 2
Last.Melinda S. SothernH-Index: 28
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#1Melissa Goldin Evans (LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans)
#2Stephanie Broyles (LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans)H-Index: 2
Last.Joan Wightkin (LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans)H-Index: 2
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Background Unintended pregnancies, occurring in nearly 1 out of every 2 (45%) pregnancies in the United States, are associated with adverse health and social outcomes for the infant and the mother. The risk of unintended pregnancies is significantly reduced when women use long-acting reversible contraceptives, namely intrauterine devices and implants. Inadequate reimbursement for long-acting reversible contraceptive devices may be an access barrier to long-acting reversible contraceptive uptake....
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#1Henry Nuss (LSU: Louisiana State University)H-Index: 4
#2Abby D. Altazan (Pennington Biomedical Research Center)H-Index: 3
Last.Leanne M. Redman (Pennington Biomedical Research Center)H-Index: 39
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Background Human breastmilk contains pro- and anti-inflammatory compounds and hormones that can influence infant growth. However, little is known about the specific interrelationships between these compounds and whether their effects on infant growth may be influenced by pre-pregnancy weight status. Objective The purpose of this novel, prospective cohort study was to assess the interrelationships between pro-inflammatory cytokines (TNF-α, IL-6), hormones (insulin, leptin) and PUFAs (n-6, n-3) in...
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#1Richard Scribner (LSU: Louisiana State University)H-Index: 27
#2Roger Radix (St. George's University)
Last.Melinda S. Sothern (LSU: Louisiana State University)H-Index: 28
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Objective: Low- and middle-income countries are affected disproportionately by the ongoing global obesity pandemic, for which ultra-processed foods have largely been attributed as a main contributor. As a low-income country, Grenada’s increased prevalence of obesity may coincide with the introduction of processed foods in the 2000s. The objective of this study was to characterize the prevalence of obesity among Grenadian adolescents and to determine if this population is experiencing an increase...
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#1Ifeanyi Iwuchukwu (LSU: Louisiana State University)H-Index: 5
#2Nikit MahaleH-Index: 1
Last.Melinda S. Sothern (LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans)H-Index: 28
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Objective This study was conducted to determine the role of obesity and race in intracerebral haemorrhage (ICH) outcomes.
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#1Meg Skizim (LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans)
#2Melinda S. Sothern (LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans)H-Index: 28
Last.Henry Nuss (LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans)H-Index: 4
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The aim of the present paper is to assess local residents’ awareness of utilizing Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits to purchase fresh produce at local farmers’ markets, and to determine internet use and media preferences of study participants prior to implementation of a social marketing campaign. A needs assessment was conducted to collect baseline data in an underserved neighbourhood in New Orleans (LA, USA). The study was carried out August 2014-May 2015. The assessmen...
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#1Henry Nuss (LSU: Louisiana State University)H-Index: 4
#2Meg Skizim (LSU: Louisiana State University)
Last.Melinda S. Sothern (LSU: Louisiana State University)H-Index: 28
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Objective: Farmers’ markets are increas­ingly being promoted as a means to provide fresh produce to poor and underserved communities. However, farmers’ market (FM) use remains low among low-income patrons. The purpose of our study was to examine FM awareness and use, grocery shopping behaviors, and internet use among Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients. Design: A descriptive analysis of preliminary data was performed to evaluate quantita­tive baseline data among SNAP reci...
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#1Nicole Pelligrino (LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans)H-Index: 2
#2Barbara H. Zaitzow (ASU: Appalachian State University)H-Index: 5
Last.Stephen Phillippi (LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans)H-Index: 3
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Incarcerated black women in the southern USA are understudied despite the high prevalence of sexually transmitted infections (STI) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). These incarceration and health disparities are rooted in centuries of historically inequitable treatment. Amidst the current dialogue on mass incarceration in the south and its relationship to the health of the black community, individual and environmental risk factors for STI/HIV transmission are seldom paired with discussions...
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#1Maura M. Kepper (LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans)H-Index: 4
#2Melinda S. Sothern (LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans)H-Index: 28
Last.Stephanie T. Broyles (Pennington Biomedical Research Center)H-Index: 25
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Introduction Systematic social observation (SSO) methods traditionally measure neighborhoods at street level and have been performed reliably using virtual applications to increase feasibility. Research indicates that collection at even higher spatial resolution may better elucidate the health impact of neighborhood factors, but whether virtual applications can reliably capture social determinants of health at the smallest geographic resolution (parcel level) remains uncertain. This paper presen...
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#1Maura M. Kepper (LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans)H-Index: 4
#2Stephanie Broyles (LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans)H-Index: 2
Last.Melinda S. Sothern (LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans)H-Index: 28
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Background: The current study examined relationships between the neighborhood social environment (parental perceived collective efficacy (PCE)), constrained behaviors (e.g., avoidance or defensive behaviors) and adolescent offspring neighborhood physical activity in low- versus high-incivility neighborhoods. Methods: Adolescents (n = 71; 11–18 years (14.2, SD ± 1.6); male = 37 (52%); non-white = 24 (33.8%); low-income = 20 (29%); overweight/obese = 40 (56%)) and their parents/guardians enrolled ...
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