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JOURNAL OF THE NATIONAL MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
VOL. 100, NO. 8, AUGUST 2008

ORIGINAL COMMUNICATIONS

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Characteristics of Obese Children Aged 1–4 Years at a Referral Clinic
Katherine R. Welch; Adolfo J. Ariza, MD; Joanna L. Wieczorek; and Helen J. Binns, MD, MPH

892
The Impact of Literacy Enhancement on Asthma- Related Outcomes among Underserved Children
Lawrence D. Robinson Jr., MD; Daphne P. Calmes, MD; and Mohsen Bazargan, PhD

897
Blood Antioxidant Parameters in Sickle Cell Anemia Patients in Steady State
Vanusa Manfredini, MSc; Luísa Lauermann Lazzaretti; Isabel Heinzmann Griebeler; Ana Paula Santin; Vanessa Duarte Martins Brandão; Sandrine Wagner, MSc; Simone Martins Castro, PhD; Maria do Carmo Ruaro Peralba, PhD; and Mara Silveira Benfato, PhD

903
The Inner Ear in Patients with Nasal Allergy
Akeem O. Lasisi, MBchB, FWACS, FMCORL and Mohammed Abdullahi, MBBS

906
Pattern of Rhabdomyosarcoma in Nigerian Children
Ismaila A. Adigun, FWACS, FICS; Ganiyu A. Rahman, FWACS, FICS; Mikhaila O. Buhari, FWACP; Kolawole O. Ogundipe, MBBS; and John A. Omotayo, MBBS

914
Structural Model Analysis of HIV Risk Behaviors among Sexually Active Minority Adolescents
Nikki D. Bellamy, PhD; Min Qi Wang, PhD; Resa F. Matthew, MPH; Marion P. Leitao, BS; Rená A. Agee, MA; and Alice F. Yan, MD

929
Effect of Partner Relationship on Motivation to Use Condoms among Adolescent Mothers
Belinda D. Johnston-Briggs, MD, MPH; Jiexin Liu, PhD, MBA, MS; Olivia Carter-Pokras, PhD; and Beth Barnet, MD

936
Building Protective Factors to Offset Sexually Risky Behaviors among Black Youths: A Randomized Control Trial
Carl C. Bell, MD; Arvin Bhana, PhD; Inge Petersen, PhD; Mary M. McKay, PhD; Robert Gibbons, PhD; William Bannon, PhD; and Anup Amatya, MA

968
Provider Barriers to Hydroxyurea Use in Adults with Sickle Cell Disease: A Survey of the Sickle Cell Disease Adult Provider Network
Sophie Lanzkron, MD; Carlton Haywood Jr., MA; Kathryn L. Hassell, MD; and Cynthia Rand, PhD

CASE REPORT

945
Ventricular Fibrillation in a 5-Year-Old Child on Therapeutic Dose of Quinine Dihydrochloride Infusion for Acute Malaria
Olusegun Busari, FMCP and Olusogo Busari, MBBS

948
Severe Vaso-Occlusive Episodes Associated with Use of Systemic Corticosteroids in Patients with Sickle Cell Disease
Deepika S. Darbari, MD; Oswaldo Castro, MD; James G. Taylor VI, MD; Ross Fasano, MD; Jeffrey Rehm, MD; Victor R. Gordeuk, MD; and Caterina P. Minniti, MD

952
Poisoning Necessitating Pediatric ICU Admissions: Size of Pupils Does Matter
Kam-Lun Ellis Hon, FAAP; Jasperine Ka-yee Ho, MRCP, MRCPCH; Emily Chi-wan Hung, MRCPCH; Kam-lau Cheung, FRCPCH; and Pak-cheung Ng, MD, FRCPCH

957
An Unusual Case of Febrile Neutropenia: Acute Myeloid Leukemia Presenting as Myeloid Sarcoma of the Spleen
Wei-Liang Chen, MD; Yu-Juei Hsu, MD; Wei-Chi Tsai, MD; and Yu-Tzu Tsao, MD

ENDOWED CHAIR SERIES

962
Robert S.D. Higgins, MD, MSHA, FACS
Mary and John Bent Chair, Rush University

BOOK REVIEWS

960
Ethnicity, Race, and Health in Multicultural Societies: Foundations for Better Epidemiology, Public Health, and Health Care
Reviewed by Jeannette E. South-Paul, MD

Movie Reviews

964
“The Diving Bell and the Butterfly”
“Half Nelson”

Reviewed by Heather M. Butts, JD, MPH, MA

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

966
Sickle Cell Anemia, Left Ventricular Hypertrophy, and T-Wave Alternans
John E. Madias, MD, FACC, FAHA

Response to Letter to the Editor
John M. Fontaine MD, FACC

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881
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883
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911
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927
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975
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