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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29064361/strengthening-national-disease-surveillance-and-response-haiti-2010-2015
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Stanley Juin, Nicolas Schaad, Donald Lafontant, Gerard A Joseph, Ezra Barzilay, Jacques Boncy, Robert Barrais, Frantz Jean Louis, Nadia Lapierre Jean Charles, Salomon Corvil, Nickolsno Barthelemy, Amber Dismer, Jean Samuel Pierre, Roodly W Archer, Mayer Antoine, Barbara Marston, Mark Katz, Patrick Dely, Paul Adrien, David L Fitter, David Lowrance, Roopal Patel
Haiti's health system has faced many challenges over the years, with competing health priorities in the context of chronic financial and human resource limitations. As a result, the existing notifiable disease surveillance system was unable to provide the most basic epidemiologic data for public health decision-making and action. In the wake of the January 2010 earthquake, the Haitian Ministry of Public Health and Population collaborated with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Pan American Health Organization, and other local and international partners to implement a functional national surveillance system...
October 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063572/public-health-population-health-and-epidemiology-informatics-recent-research-and-trends-in-the-united-states
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B L Massoudi, K G Chester
Objectives: To survey advances in public and population health and epidemiology informatics over the past 18 months. Methods: We conducted a review of English-language research works conducted in the domain of public and population health informatics and published in MEDLINE or Web of Science between January 2015 and June 2016 where information technology or informatics was a primary subject or main component of the study methodology. Selected articles were presented using a thematic analysis based on the 2011 American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) Public Health Informatics Agenda tracks as a typology...
August 2017: Yearbook of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051838/lessons-learnt-from-a-three-year-pilot-field-epidemiology-training-programme
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Damian Hoy, A Mark Durand, Thane Hancock, Haley L Cash, Kate Hardie, Beverley Paterson, Yvette Paulino, Paul White, Tony Merritt, Dawn Fitzgibbons, Sameer Vali Gopalani, James Flint, Onofre Edwin A Merilles, Mina Kashiwabara, Viema Biaukula, Christelle Lepers, Yvan Souares, Eric Nilles, Anaseini Batikawai, Sevil Huseynova, Mahomed Patel, Salanieta T Saketa, David Durrheim, Alden Henderson, Adam Roth
PROBLEM: The Pacific region has widely dispersed populations, limited financial and human resources and a high burden of disease. There is an urgent need to improve the availability, reliability and timeliness of useable health data. CONTEXT: The purpose of this paper is to share lessons learnt from a three-year pilot field epidemiology training programme that was designed to respond to these Pacific health challenges. The pilot programme built on and further developed an existing field epidemiology training programme for Pacific health staff...
July 2017: Western Pacific Surveillance and Response Journal: WPSAR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036569/opportunities-for-epidemiologists-in-implementation-science-a-primer
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Gila Neta, Ross C Brownson, David A Chambers
The field of epidemiology has been defined as the study of the spread and control of disease. However, epidemiology frequently focuses on studies of etiology and distribution of disease at the cost of understanding the best ways to control disease. Moreover, only a small fraction of scientific discoveries is translated into public health practice, and the process from discovery to translation is exceedingly slow. Given the importance of translational science, the future of epidemiologic training should include competency in implementation science, whose goal is to rapidly move evidence into practice...
September 27, 2017: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994868/foodborne-outbreak-simulation-to-teach-field-epidemiology-the-moroccan-field-epidemiology-training-program
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Imane Jroundi, Abdellatif Belarbi
BACKGROUND: Morocco in 2010 launched a new field epidemiology training program to enhance the skills of health professionals in charge of epidemiological surveillance and to investigate outbreaks; including foodborne diseases that represent a very substantial burden of disease. AIM: To apply an active learning method to teach outbreak investigation within a controled environment for field epidemiology trainees program at the Moroccan National school of public Health...
November 2016: La Tunisie Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28979755/molecular-epidemiology-of-infectious-diseases
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Sana Eybpoosh, Ali Akbar Haghdoost, Ehsan Mostafavi, Abbas Bahrampour, Kayhan Azadmanesh, Farzaneh Zolala
Molecular epidemiology (ME) is a branch of epidemiology developed by merging molecular biology into epidemiological studies. In this paper, the authors try to discuss the ways that molecular epidemiology studies identify infectious diseases' causation and pathogenesis, and unravel infectious agents' sources, reservoirs, circulation pattern, transmission pattern, transmission probability, and transmission order. They bring real-world examples of research works in each area to make each study design more understandable...
August 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28979635/mozambique-field-epidemiology-and-laboratory-training-program-a-pathway-for-strengthening-human-resources-in-applied-epidemiology
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Cynthia Semá Baltazar, Cátia Taibo, Jahit Sacarlal, Lorna Gujral, Cristolde Salomão, Timothy Doyle
INTRODUCTION: In the last decades, Mozambique has been undergoing demographic, epidemiological, economic and social transitions, which have all had a notable impact on the National Health System. New challenges have emerged, causing a need to expand the preparation and response to emerging disease threats and public health emergencies. METHODS: We describe the structure and function of the Mozambique Field Epidemiology Training Program (MZ-FELTP) and the main outputs achieved during the first 6 years of program implementation (consisting of 3 cohorts)...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28959488/review-of-acute-ischaemic-stroke-in-pakistan-progress-in-management-and-future-perspectives
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REVIEW
Ali Zohair Nomani, Sumaira Nabi, Mazhar Badshah, Shahzad Ahmed
Ischaemic stroke is a major cause of neurological morbidity and mortality. The objective of this review article is to summarise facts pertaining to acute ischaemic stroke and its various aspects in a developing country like Pakistan, where resources are limited and the healthcare system is underdeveloped. No large-scale epidemiological studies are available to determine the true incidence of stroke in Pakistan. We reviewed the available literature on stroke from Pakistan and through this article we primarily aim to present the current acute ischaemic stroke management in Pakistan in juxtaposition to that of the developed world...
March 2017: Stroke and Vascular Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939096/changes-in-cause-specific-neonatal-and-1-59-month-child-mortality-in-india-from-2000-to-2015-a-nationally-representative-survey
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BACKGROUND: Documentation of the demographic and geographical details of changes in cause-specific neonatal (younger than 1 month) and 1-59-month mortality in India can guide further progress in reduction of child mortality. In this study we report the changes in cause-specific child mortality between 2000 and 2015 in India. METHODS: Since 2001, the Registrar General of India has implemented the Million Death Study (MDS) in 1·3 million homes in more than 7000 randomly selected areas of India...
October 28, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885965/olecranon-bursitis-in-a-military-population-epidemiology-and-evidence-for-prolonged-morbidity-in-combat-recruits
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Haggai Schermann, Isabella Karakis, Oleg Dolkart, Eran Maman, Assaf Kadar, Ofir Chechik
INTRODUCTION: Olecranon bursitis (OB) is a benign but disturbing condition that may adversely affect a military recruit's combat preparedness. This study was designed to assess incidence, risk factors, and associated medical burden of OB in the Israel Defense Forces. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a retrospective study drawing on medical records of all Israel Defense Forces soldiers diagnosed as having OB between 2005 and 2015. OB was classified as septic and noninfectious...
September 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838192/the-global-polio-laboratory-network-as-a-platform-for-the-viral-vaccine-preventable-and-emerging-diseases-laboratory-networks
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Ousmane M Diop, Olen M Kew, Esther M de Gourville, Mark A Pallansch
The Global Polio Laboratory Network (GPLN) began building in the late 1980s on a 3-tiered structure of 146 laboratories with different and complementary technical and support capacities (poliovirus isolation, molecular strain characterization including sequencing, quality assurance, and research). The purpose of this network is to provide timely and accurate laboratory results to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. Deeply integrated with field case-based surveillance, it ultimately provides molecular epidemiological data from polioviruses used to inform programmatic and immunization activities...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836039/fully-automated-left-ventricular-mass-and-volume-mri-analysis-in-the-uk-biobank-population-cohort-evaluation-of-initial-results
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Avan Suinesiaputra, Mihir M Sanghvi, Nay Aung, Jose Miguel Paiva, Filip Zemrak, Kenneth Fung, Elena Lukaschuk, Aaron M Lee, Valentina Carapella, Young Jin Kim, Jane Francis, Stefan K Piechnik, Stefan Neubauer, Andreas Greiser, Marie-Pierre Jolly, Carmel Hayes, Alistair A Young, Steffen E Petersen
UK Biobank, a large cohort study, plans to acquire 100,000 cardiac MRI studies by 2020. Although fully-automated left ventricular (LV) analysis was performed in the original acquisition, this was not designed for unsupervised incorporation into epidemiological studies. We sought to evaluate automated LV mass and volume (Siemens syngo InlineVF versions D13A and E11C), against manual analysis in a substantial sub-cohort of UK Biobank participants. Eight readers from two centers, trained to give consistent results, manually analyzed 4874 UK Biobank cases for LV end-diastolic volume (EDV), end-systolic volume (ESV), stroke volume (SV), ejection fraction (EF) and LV mass (LVM)...
August 23, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800758/validation-of-verbal-autopsy-determination-of-cause-of-deaths-in-malaysia-2013
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Shubash Shander Ganapathy, Khoo Yi Yi, Mohd Azahadi Omar, Mohamad Fuad Mohamad Anuar, Chandrika Jeevananthan, Chalapati Rao
BACKGROUND: Mortality statistics by age, sex and cause are the foundation of basic health data required for health status assessment, epidemiological research and formation of health policy. Close to half the deaths in Malaysia occur outside a health facility, are not attended by medical personnel, and are given a lay opinion as to the cause of death, leading to poor quality of data from vital registration. Verbal autopsy (VA) is a very useful tool in diagnosing broad causes of deaths for events that occur outside health facilities...
August 11, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774162/the-direction-of-restructuring-of-a-korea-field-epidemiology-training-program-through-questionnaire-survey-among-communicable-disease-response-staff-in-korea
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Moo-Sik Lee, Kwan Lee, Ji-Hyuk Park, Jee-Young Hong, Min Young Jang, Byoung-Hak Jeon, Sang Yun Cho, Sun Ja Choi, Jeong Ik Hong
We used a survey about the need for an educational training of infectious disease response staff in Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) and officer in metropolitan cities and provincial government to conduct field epidemiological investigation. The survey was conducted from January 25 to March 15, 2016. A total of 173 participants were selected from four different groups as follows: 27 clinical specialists, 22 Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) officers, 82 KCDC staff, and 42 local health department officials...
2017: Epidemiology and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766560/radiofrequency-electromagnetic-field-exposure-in-everyday-microenvironments-in-europe-a-systematic-literature-review
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Sanjay Sagar, Stefan Dongus, Anna Schoeni, Katharina Roser, Marloes Eeftens, Benjamin Struchen, Milena Foerster, Noëmi Meier, Seid Adem, Martin Röösli
The impact of the introduction and advancement in communication technology in recent years on exposure level of the population is largely unknown. The main aim of this study is to systematically review literature on the distribution of radiofrequency electromagnetic field (RF-EMF) exposure in the everyday environment in Europe and summarize key characteristics of various types of RF-EMF studies conducted in the European countries. We systematically searched the ISI Web of Science for relevant literature published between 1 January 2000 and 30 April 2015, which assessed RF-EMF exposure levels by any of the methods: spot measurements, personal measurement with trained researchers and personal measurement with volunteers...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Exposure Science & Environmental Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754160/a-school-based-epidemiological-field-survey-difficulties-in-collecting-psychiatric-outcome-data-in-a-middle-income-country
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T M Fidalgo, Z M Sanchez, M Ribeiro, S R Healy, S C Caetano, S S Martins
BACKGROUND: Low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) face a lack of epidemiological data. The development of high-quality surveys is a key research priority in countries such as Brazil. Our aim is to discuss the difficulties in conducting a longitudinal epidemiological survey in a pilot study of a school-based sample in São Paulo. METHODS: Data came from a cohort of school-attending adolescents in two neighborhoods with different levels of urbanicity in São Paulo...
July 28, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721667/molar-incisor-hypomineralisation-mih-training-manual-for-clinical-field-surveys-and-practice
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A Ghanim, M J Silva, M E C Elfrink, N A Lygidakis, R J Mariño, K L Weerheijm, D J Manton
BACKGROUND: Despite clear assessment criteria, studies of molar incisor hypomineralisation (MIH) and hypomineralised second primary molars (HSPM) are marked by inconsistency in outcome measurements. This has detracted from meaningful comparisons between studies and limited interpretation. AIM: To provide a comprehensive manual as a companion to assist researchers in planning epidemiological studies of MIH and HSPM, with particular reference to outcome measurement...
July 18, 2017: European Archives of Paediatric Dentistry: Official Journal of the European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721177/antiretroviral-therapy-outcomes-among-hiv-infected-clients-in-gweru-city-zimbabwe-2006-2011-a-cohort-analysis
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Gerald Shambira, Notion Tafara Gombe, Casey Daniel Hall, Meeyoung Mattie Park, Joseph Asamoah Frimpong
The government of Zimbabwe began providing antiretroviral therapy (ART) to People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV) in public institutions in 2004. In Midlands province two clinics constituted the most active HIV care service points, with patients being followed up through a comprehensive patient monitoring and tracking system which captured specific patient variables and outcomes over time. The data from 2006 to 2011 were subjected to analysis to answer specific research questions and this case study is based on that analysis...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721175/conducting-a-surveillance-problem-analysis-on-poor-feedback-from-reference-laboratory-liberia-february-2016
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Joseph Asamoah Frimpong, Maame Pokuah Amo-Addae, Peter Adebayo Adewuyi, Casey Daniel Hall, Meeyoung Mattie Park, Thomas Knue Nagbe
The laboratory plays a major role in surveillance, including confirming the start and end of an outbreak. Knowing the causative agent for an outbreak informs the development of response strategies and management plans for a public health event. However, issues and challenges may arise that limit the effectiveness or efficiency of laboratories in surveillance. This case study applies a systematic approach to analyse gaps in laboratory surveillance, thereby improving the ability to mitigate these gaps. Although this case study concentrates on factors resulting in poor feedback from the laboratory, practise of this general approach to problem analysis will confer skills required in analysing most public health issues...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721174/detecting-reporting-and-analysis-of-priority-diseases-for-routine-public-health-surveillance-in-liberia
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Joseph Asamoah Frimpong, Maame Pokuah Amo-Addae, Peter Adebayo Adewuyi, Casey Daniel Hall, Meeyoung Mattie Park, Thomas Knue Nagbe
Public health officials depend on timely, complete, and accurate surveillance data for decision making. The quality of data generated from surveillance is highly dependent on external and internal factors which may either impede or enhance surveillance activities. One way of identifying challenges affecting the quality of data generated is to conduct a data quality audit. This case study, based on an audit conducted by residents of the Liberia Frontline Field Epidemiology Training Program, was designed to be a classroom simulation of a data quality audit in a health facility...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
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