Epidemiologic Methods

Author: Thomas D. Koepsell
Publisher: Oxford University Press (UK)
ISBN: 0195314468
Format: PDF
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Exercises in Epidemiology

Author: Noel S. Weiss
Publisher: OUP USA
ISBN: 0199796785
Format: PDF, ePub
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" This workbook features: - Over 100 questions drawn from actual studies - Answers conveniently provided behind each question, allowing students to compare notes with a senior epidemiologist - Seven chapters organized around basic epidemiologic principles, such as confounding, cohort studies, and multiple causal pathways - Case examples that increase in complexity and difficulty throughout each chapter, neatly reflecting the increase in skill in applying principles to previously unseen situations - Questions designed to assist students in identifying and overcoming limitations in design or analytic approach."--Publisher.

Epidemiologic Methods for the Study of Infectious Diseases

Author: James C. Thomas
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199747757
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This is the first comprehensive text on the methodological issues in epidemiologic research on infectious diseases. It will be an invaluable resource both to students of epidemiology and to established researchers. The authors address such questions as: What needs to be considered when enrolling participants in a study of sexually transmitted diseases? What are common sources of measurement error in population-based studies of respiratory infections? What are some sources of existing data for epidemiologic studies of infectious diseases? Answers to these and many other related questions can be found in this well-organized, comprehensive and authoritative volume - the first to thoroughly address the methodologic issues in conducting epidimiologic research on infectious diseases. The book will be an ideal complement to texts on general epidemiology and infectious disease. An introductory section will make it accessible to a wide variety of disciplines by providing an overview of topics that are foundational to understanding infectious disease epidemiology, such as the immunology of infections, the biology of infectious diseases, and concepts of causation, transmission, and dynamics. The rest of the book is structured around sections on data sources and measurement; methods by transmission type; outbreak investigation and evaluation research; and special topics such as HIV/AIDS research, infections in the elderly, and research collaborations in developing countries.

Cleft Lip and Palate Current Surgical Management An Issue of Clinics in Plastic Surgery

Author: Thomas J Sitzman
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323290116
Format: PDF
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Surgeon are presented an in-depth view of current surgical management of the cleft lip and palate patient in this issue of Clinics in Plastic Surgery. Focusing on aspects most relevant to plastic surgeons, each article offers an evidence-based assessment of current management options along with detailed descriptions of the author’s preferred surgical technique. Outcomes measures for each aspect of cleft care are discussed, along with an update on current inter-center outcomes studies in the US and abroad. This issue of The Clinic’s brings the current state of the art in cleft treatment to the practicing plastic surgeon, highlighting the changes and ongoing developments in the field. Topics include the nuanced management of Pierre Robin Sequence and Velo-cardio-facial syndrome, the continued evolution of naso-alveolar molding, and new developments in orthognathic surgery.

Public Health Nursing E Book

Author: Marcia Stanhope
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323294103
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Now in its 8th edition, the "gold standard" in community health nursing provides comprehensive and up-to-date content to keep you at the forefront of the ever-changing community health climate and prepare you for an effective nursing career. In addition to a solid foundation in concepts and interventions for individuals, families, and communities, you will find real-life applications of the public nurse's role, Healthy People 2020 initiatives, new chapters on forensics and genomics, plus timely coverage of disaster management and important client populations such as pregnant teens, the homeless, immigrants, and more. Evidence-Based Practice boxes illustrate how the latest research findings apply to public/community health nursing. Separate chapters on disease outbreak investigation and disaster management describe the nurse's role in surveilling public health and managing these types of threats to public health. Separate unit on the public/community health nurse's role describes the different roles and functions of the public/community health nurse within the community. Levels of Prevention boxes show how community/public health nurses deliver health care interventions at the primary, secondary, and tertiary levels of prevention. What Do You Think?, Did You Know?, and How To? boxes use practical examples and critical thinking exercises to illustrate chapter content. The Cutting Edge highlights significant issues and new approaches to community-oriented nursing practice. Practice Application provides case studies with critical thinking questions. Separate chapters on community health initiatives thoroughly describe different approaches to promoting health among populations. Appendixes offer additional resources and key information, such as screening and assessment tools and clinical practice guidelines. Linking Content to Practice boxes provide real-life applications for chapter content. NEW! Healthy People 2020 feature boxes highlight the goals and objectives for promoting health and wellness over the next decade. NEW! The Nurse in Forensics chapter focuses on the unique role of forensic nurses in public health and safety, interpersonal violence, mass violence, and disasters. NEW! Genomics in Public Health Nursing chapter includes a history of genetics and genomics and their impact on public/community health nursing care.

A Dictionary of Epidemiology

Author: Miquel Porta
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199390053
Format: PDF, Docs
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This sixth edition of A Dictionary of Epidemiology -- the most updated since its inception -- reflects the profound substantive and methodological changes that have come to characterize epidemiology and its associated disciplines. Sponsored by the International Epidemiological Association, this book remains the essential reference for anyone studying or working in epidemiology, biostatistics, public health, medicine, or the growing number health sciences in which epidemiologic competency is now required. More than just a dictionary, this text is an essential guidebook to the state of the science. It offers the most current, authoritative definitions of terms central to biomedical and public health literature -- everything from confounding and incidence rate to epigenetic inheritance and Number Needed to Treat. As epidemiology continues to change and grow, A Dictionary of Epidemiology will remain its book of record.

A History of Epidemiologic Methods and Concepts

Author: Alfredo Morabia
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783764368180
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Methods, just as diseases or scientists, have their own history. It is important for scientists to be aware of the genesis of the methods they use and of the context in which they were developed. A History of Epidemiologic Methods and Concepts is based on a collection of contributions which appeared in "SPM International Journal of Public Health", starting in January 2001. The contributions focus on the historical emergence of current epidemiological methods and their relative importance at different points in time, rather than on specific achievements of epidemiology in controlling plagues such as cholera, tuberculosis, malaria, typhoid fever, or lung cancer. The papers present the design of prospective and retrospective studies, and the concepts of bias, confounding, and interaction. The compilation of articles is complemented by an introduction and comments by Prof. Alfredo Morabia which puts them in the context of current epidemiological research.

Updates in HIV and AIDS Part I An Issue of Infectious Disease Clinics

Author: Michael S. Saag
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323323286
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This first part of a 2-part issue of Infectious Disease Clinics, edited by Michael S. Saag, MD and Henry Masur, MD, is devoted to HIV/AIDS. This issue will cover global epidemiology; testing, staging, and evaluation; linkage to care, retention in care; antiretroviral therapy: current drugs, when to start, what to start, failure; update on opportunistic infections; HIV co-morbidities; and co-infection Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C.