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Volume 8, Number 6—June 2002

Research

Neurocysticercosis in Radiographically Imaged Seizure Patients in U.S. Emergency Departments1

Samuel Ong*Comments to Author , David A. Talan*, Gregory J. Moran*, William Mower*, Michael Newdow*, Victor C.W. Tsang†, Robert W. Pinner†, and the EMERGEncy ID NET Study Group2
Author affiliations: *Olive View-University of California at Los Angeles Medical Center, Sylmar, California, USA; †Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA;

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Table 3

Neurocysticercosis and selected demographic characteristics of seizure patients, U.S. sites

Site Total seizure
patients enrolled Hispanic patients enrolled
(%) Immigrants enrolleda
(%) Neurocysticercosis patients identified
(%)
Albuquerque, NM 107 58 (54) 9 (8) 6 (5.6)
Atlanta, GA 146 4 (3) 6 (4) 0 (0.0)
Charlotte, NC 300 11 (4) 17 (6) 4 (1.3)
Kansas City, MO 164 12 (7) 3 (2) 1 (0.6)
Los Angeles, CA 91 52 (57) 21 (23) 9 (9.9)
New Orleans, LA 174 9 (5) 8 (5) 2 (1.1)
New York, NY 184 50 (27) 54 (29) 1 (0.5)
Orlando, FL 68 6 (9) 9 (13) 0 (0.0)
Philadelphia, PA 185 20 (11) 19 (10) 1 (0.5)
Phoenix, AZ 243 90 (37) 27 (11) 10 (4.1)
Portland, OR 171 8 (5) 5 (3) 4 (2.3)

1,833
320 (17)
179 (10)
38 (2.1)
aImmigration data were not obtained from the first 490 patients enrolled.

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1 Presented at the 1997 annual meeting of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine. Washington, DC, May, 1997.

2 The following investigators and centers collaborated in the EMERGEncy ID NET Study Group: Principal investigator, D. Talan; Coinvestigator, G. Moran; Director of Informatics and Biostatistics, W. Mower; Project Coordinator, M. Newdow; Assistant Director of Informatics, S. Ong; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention collaborators, R. Pinner, V.C.W. Tsang, and L. Conn; Executive Committee, D. Talan, G. Moran, C. Pollack, J. Jui, L. Slutsker, R. Pinner; Site Investigators, P. Cheney (University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Albuquerque, NM), W. Chiang (Bellevue Hospital Center, New York, NY); L. Dunbar (Louisiana State University Health Science Center, New Orleans, LA), K. Heilpern (Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA), J. Jui (Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, OR), D. Karras (Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA), G. Moran (Olive View-UCLA Medical Center, Sylmar, CA), C. Pollack (Maricopa Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ), J. O’Brien (Orlando Regional Medical Center, Orlando, FL), J. Runge (Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC), and M. Steele (University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, MO).

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