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JOURNAL OF THE NATIONAL MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
VOL. 100, NO. 5, MAY 2008

ORIGINAL COMMUNICATIONS

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Breast Cancer Epidemiology in Blacks and Whites: Disparities in Incidence, Mortality, Survival Rates and Histology
Claudia R. Baquet, MD, MPH; Shiraz I. Mishra, MBBS, PhD; Patricia Commiskey, MA; Gary L. Ellison, PhD, MPH; and Mary DeShields, MD

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Survival Difference between Non-Hispanic Black and Non-Hispanic White Women with Localized Breast Cancer: The Impact of Guideline-Concordant Therapy
Xiaocheng Wu; Lisa C. Richardson, MD, MPH; Amy R. Kahn, MS; John P. Fulton, PhD; Rosemary D. Cress, PhD; Tiefu Shen, PhD; Holly J. Wolf, PhD, MSPH; Susan Bolick-
Aldrich, MSPH; and Vivien W. Chen, PhD

500
A Pilot Study to Explore the Usefulness of Antibody Array in Childhood Atopic Dermatitis
Kam-lun Ellis Hon, MBBS, FAAP; Gary Ka-wai Ching, BSc; Kin-yee Wong, MPhil; Ting-Fan Leung, MD, MRCP,
FRCPCH; and Alexander K.C. Leung, FRCPC, FRCP (UK&Irel), FRCPCH

508
Family Matters in Mammography Screening among African-American Women Age ≥40
Karen Patricia Williams, PhD; Vanessa B. Sheppard, PhD; David Todem, PhD; Athur Mabiso, MS; John T. Wulu Jr., PhD, MSc, MA; and Resche D. Hines, PhD

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Characteristics of Breast Cancer Patients with Central Nervous System Metastases: A Single-Center Experience
Hakan Harputluoglu, MD; Omer Dizdar, MD; Sercan Aksoy, MD; Saadettin Kilickap, MD; Didem S. Dede, MD;
Yavuz Ozisik, MD; Nilufer Guler, MD; Ibrahim Barista, MD; Ibrahim Gullu, MD; Mutlu Hayran, MD; Ugur Selek, MD;
Mustafa Cengiz, MD; Faruk Zorlu, MD; Gulten Tekuzman, MD; and Kadri Altundag, MD

534
Predictors and Barriers to Timely Medical Follow-Up after Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factor Screening According to Race/Ethnicity
Dana J. Edelman, MPH; Qian Gao, PhD; and Lori Mosca, MD, PhD, MPH

540
The Relationship between Racial Identity, Income, Stress and C-Reactive Protein among Parous Women: Implications for Preterm Birth Disparity Research
Kathleen Paul, MPH; Doris Boutain, PhD, RN; Kathy Agnew, BS; Joycelyn Thomas, RN; and Jane Hitti, MD, MPH

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The Impact of Nurse Case Management Home Visitation on Birth Outcomes in African-American Women
Natalie Wells, MD, MPH; Tracy Sbrocco, PhD; Chiao-Wen Hsiao, MA; Lauren D. Hill, PhD; Nicole A. Vaughn, PhD; and Brenda Lockley, RN, MS

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Racial/Ethnic Sexual Health Disparities among Incarcerated Women
Loida E. Bonney, MD, MPH; Jennifer G. Clarke, MD, MPH; Emma M. Simmons, MD, MPH; Jennifer S. Rose, PhD; and Josiah D. Rich, MD, MPH

559
Disparities in the Utilization of High-Volume Hospitals for Total Knee Replacement
Nelson F. SooHoo, MD; David S. Zingmond, MD, PhD; and Clifford Y. Ko, MD, MS, MSHS

565
The Relative Risk of Cardiovascular Death among Racial and Ethnic Minorities with Metabolic Syndrome: Data from the NHANES-II Mortality Follow-Up
David Martins, MD, MS; Naureen Tareen, MD; Godwin Ogedegbe, MD; Deyu Pan, MS; and Keith Norris, MD

CASE REPORT

572
Lateral Rectus Muscle Palsy, Facial Numbness and Ataxia as the Initial Manifestation of Multiple Sclerosis
John P. Mitchell, MD; Joshua Beer, MD; Asha Yancy, MD; Leslie A. Saint-Louis, MD; and Daniel F. Rosberger, MD, PhD

Kudos Corner

575
University of Pennsylvania Surgeon Receives Grant to Develop “Molecular Cardiac Surgery” as a Possible Alternative to Heart Transplant

Letter to the Editor

577
Sleep Duration among Black and White Americans
Carl C. Bell, MD

INFOPOEMS

578
Oral Contraceptives Associated with Long-Term Reduction in Ovarian Cancer Risk
Long-Term Use of Proton Pump Inhibitors Appears to be Safe in Children
Hypnotherapy Effective for Functional Abdominal Pain and Irritable Bowel Syndrome in Children
Guanfacine Effective for Attention-Deficit/ Hyerpactivity Disorder, but Side Effects Are Significant

Art in Medicine

581
My Patient
Baby Talk

Ruth Cohen, MD

2008 Abstract Submisions

588
Community Medicine
Dermatology
Internal/Family Medicine
Neurology
Ob/Gyn
Pediatrics
Psychiatry
Radiology
NMA 2008

NMA 2008 Annual Convention & Scientific Assembly Preliminary Program
After page 591

4
Greeting from the President

7
Continuing Medical Education Program

8
Plenary Sessions

9
Special Workshops

10
Scientific Sessions Chairs 2007–2008

12
Scientific Sessions

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Pre-Registration Form

53
Special Events

54
Hotel Accommodations

56
Post Convention Seminar

57
Youth Program Pre-Registration Form

61
Auxiliary to NMA 2008 Convention Program

63
Auxiliary to NMA Social Activities

65
Auxiliary Social Activities Ticket Requests

DEPARTMENTS

475
Masthead

477
About the Cover
Evan Washington Clarke Nabrit

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Subscription Form

517
Editorial Calendar

519
Membership Application

586
Calendar

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Directory