Bradford D Gessner

Summary

Affiliation: Alaska Division of Public Health
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Asthma is associated with preterm birth but not with small for gestational age status among a population-based cohort of Medicaid-enrolled children <10 years of age
    Bradford D Gessner
    Alaska Division of Public Health, Section of Epidemiology, 3601 C Street, Suite 540, PO Box 240249, Anchorage, Alaska 99524, USA
    Thorax 62:231-6. 2007
  2. ncbi Asymptomatic Helicobacter pylori infection and iron deficiency are not associated with decreased growth among Alaska Native children aged 7-11 years
    Marc Andre R Chimonas
    US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Workforce and Career Development, Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer, Alaska Division of Public Health, Anchorage, Alaska 99524, USA
    Helicobacter 11:159-67. 2006
  3. ncbi A controlled, household-randomized, open-label trial of the effect that treatment of Helicobacter pylori infection has on iron deficiency in children in rural Alaska
    Bradford D Gessner
    Section of Epidemiology, Alaska Division of Public Health, National Center for Infectious Diseases, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Anchorage, 99524, USA
    J Infect Dis 193:537-46. 2006
  4. ncbi Endemic iron deficiency associated with Helicobacter pylori infection among school-aged children in Alaska
    Henry C Baggett
    Alaska Division of Public Health, Anchorage, Alaska
    Pediatrics 117:e396-404. 2006
  5. ncbi Trends in asthma prevalence, hospitalization risk, and inhaled corticosteroid use among alaska native and nonnative medicaid recipients younger than 20 years
    Bradford D Gessner
    Section of Epidemiology, Alaska Division of Public Health, Anchorage, Alaska 99524, USA
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 94:372-9. 2005
  6. ncbi Early childhood hemoglobin level is a strong predictor of hemoglobin levels during later childhood among low-income Alaska children
    Bradford D Gessner
    Alaska Division of Public Health, Anchorage, AK 99524, USA
    Int J Circumpolar Health 68:459-70. 2009
  7. doi Geographic and racial patterns of anemia prevalence among low-income Alaskan children and pregnant or postpartum women limit potential etiologies
    Bradford D Gessner
    Alaska Division of Public Health, Anchorage, AK 99524, USA
    J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 48:475-81. 2009
  8. doi Evidence for an association between infant mortality and a carnitine palmitoyltransferase 1A genetic variant
    Bradford D Gessner
    Alaska Division of Public Health, PO Box 240249, Suite 354, Anchorage, AK 99524, USA
    Pediatrics 126:945-51. 2010
  9. doi Identifying risk factors for child maltreatment in Alaska: a population-based approach
    Jared W Parrish
    Alaska Division of Public Health, Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology Unit, 3601 C Street, Anchorage, AK 99503, USA
    Am J Prev Med 40:666-73. 2011
  10. doi Association of a genetic variant of carnitine palmitoyltransferase 1A with infections in Alaska Native children
    Bradford D Gessner
    Alaska Division of Public Health, Anchorage, Alaska Electronic address
    J Pediatr 163:1716-21. 2013

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  1. pmc Asthma is associated with preterm birth but not with small for gestational age status among a population-based cohort of Medicaid-enrolled children <10 years of age
    Bradford D Gessner
    Alaska Division of Public Health, Section of Epidemiology, 3601 C Street, Suite 540, PO Box 240249, Anchorage, Alaska 99524, USA
    Thorax 62:231-6. 2007
    ..Few population-based studies have evaluated the association between birth weight or gestation and subsequent clinically significant asthma...
  2. ncbi Asymptomatic Helicobacter pylori infection and iron deficiency are not associated with decreased growth among Alaska Native children aged 7-11 years
    Marc Andre R Chimonas
    US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Workforce and Career Development, Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer, Alaska Division of Public Health, Anchorage, Alaska 99524, USA
    Helicobacter 11:159-67. 2006
    ..During a clinical trial to determine the impact of H. pylori treatment on iron deficiency, we evaluated the effects of H. pylori infection and treatment on growth...
  3. ncbi A controlled, household-randomized, open-label trial of the effect that treatment of Helicobacter pylori infection has on iron deficiency in children in rural Alaska
    Bradford D Gessner
    Section of Epidemiology, Alaska Division of Public Health, National Center for Infectious Diseases, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Anchorage, 99524, USA
    J Infect Dis 193:537-46. 2006
    ..Previous small or uncontrolled studies have reported that successful treatment of H. pylori infection may resolve iron deficiency or anemia...
  4. ncbi Endemic iron deficiency associated with Helicobacter pylori infection among school-aged children in Alaska
    Henry C Baggett
    Alaska Division of Public Health, Anchorage, Alaska
    Pediatrics 117:e396-404. 2006
    ..The objective of this study was to estimate the prevalence of iron deficiency, iron-deficiency anemia, and active H pylori infection among school-aged children in rural Alaska...
  5. ncbi Trends in asthma prevalence, hospitalization risk, and inhaled corticosteroid use among alaska native and nonnative medicaid recipients younger than 20 years
    Bradford D Gessner
    Section of Epidemiology, Alaska Division of Public Health, Anchorage, Alaska 99524, USA
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 94:372-9. 2005
    ..Few trend data on asthma prevalence exist for U.S. indigenous populations, and none exist for Alaska Natives...
  6. ncbi Early childhood hemoglobin level is a strong predictor of hemoglobin levels during later childhood among low-income Alaska children
    Bradford D Gessner
    Alaska Division of Public Health, Anchorage, AK 99524, USA
    Int J Circumpolar Health 68:459-70. 2009
    ..The current study sought to identify the importance of Alaska Native status, residence and hemoglobin (Hb) level at age 10 to 23 months for predicting Hb levels at age 24 to 59 months when controlling for potential confounders...
  7. doi Geographic and racial patterns of anemia prevalence among low-income Alaskan children and pregnant or postpartum women limit potential etiologies
    Bradford D Gessner
    Alaska Division of Public Health, Anchorage, AK 99524, USA
    J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 48:475-81. 2009
    ....
  8. doi Evidence for an association between infant mortality and a carnitine palmitoyltransferase 1A genetic variant
    Bradford D Gessner
    Alaska Division of Public Health, PO Box 240249, Suite 354, Anchorage, AK 99524, USA
    Pediatrics 126:945-51. 2010
    ..1436C→T) in the gene coding for carnitine palmitoyltransferase type 1A (CPT1A). We sought to determine whether these 2 findings were related...
  9. doi Identifying risk factors for child maltreatment in Alaska: a population-based approach
    Jared W Parrish
    Alaska Division of Public Health, Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology Unit, 3601 C Street, Anchorage, AK 99503, USA
    Am J Prev Med 40:666-73. 2011
    ..Child maltreatment has been linked to multiple negative health outcomes and many leading causes of death. Statewide population-based evaluations are needed to identify high-risk populations early in life for targeted interventions...
  10. doi Association of a genetic variant of carnitine palmitoyltransferase 1A with infections in Alaska Native children
    Bradford D Gessner
    Alaska Division of Public Health, Anchorage, Alaska Electronic address
    J Pediatr 163:1716-21. 2013
    ..To evaluate whether the arctic variant (c.1436C→T) of carnitine palmitoyltransferase type 1A (CPT1A) is associated with a higher incidence of adverse health outcomes in Alaska Native infants and children...
  11. ncbi Reproductive health, criminal activity, and abuse among 10- to 15-year-old females enrolled in medicaid
    Bradford D Gessner
    Alaska Division of Public Health, Anchorage, Alaska 99524, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 108:111-8. 2006
    ..To quantify the degree of abuse or criminal behavior among young females presenting for reproductive health care services...
  12. ncbi Gastroenteritis outbreak among mountaineers climbing the West Buttress route of Denali - Denali National Park, Alaska, June 2002
    Joseph B McLaughlin
    Division of Public Health, Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Anchorage, AK
    Wilderness Environ Med 16:92-6. 2005
    ..To determine the burden of and risk factors for diarrheal illness among mountaineers climbing Denali during the spring of 2002...
  13. ncbi Association of regulatory issues with an echovirus 18 meningitis outbreak at a children's summer camp in Alaska
    Joseph B McLaughlin
    Epidemic Intelligence Service Program, Epidemiology Program Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 23:875-7. 2004
    ..Lack of specific children's camp regulations and failure to implement and enforce existing regulations may have contributed to the outbreak...
  14. ncbi A randomized trial of triple therapy for pediatric Helicobacter pylori infection and risk factors for treatment failure in a population with a high prevalence of infection
    Bradford D Gessner
    Alaska Division of Public Health, National Center for Infectious Diseases, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Anchorage, AK 99524, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 41:1261-8. 2005
    ..Few trials of treatment for Helicobacter pylori infection have been conducted in high-prevalence or pediatric populations, and risk factors for treatment failure are poorly understood...
  15. doi Three maternal risk factors associated with elevated risk of postneonatal mortality among Alaska native population
    Margaret H Blabey
    Alaska Division of Public Health, Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology Unit, Anchorage, AK 99524 0249, USA
    Matern Child Health J 13:222-30. 2009
    ..Compared to non-Natives in Alaska, the Alaska Native population has a postneonatal mortality rate 2.3 times higher (95% CI 1.9, 2.7). The objective of the study was to identify variables that account for this elevated risk...
  16. doi Lack of piped water and sewage services is associated with pediatric lower respiratory tract infection in Alaska
    Bradford D Gessner
    Maternal Child Health Epidemiology Unit, Alaska Division of Public Health, Anchorage, AK 99524, USA
    J Pediatr 152:666-70. 2008
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  17. ncbi The incidence of infant physical abuse in Alaska
    Bradford D Gessner
    Alaska Division of Public Health, Section of Maternal, Child, and Family Health, Anchorage, AK 99524 0249, USA
    Child Abuse Negl 28:9-23. 2004
    ..To determine the incidence of and risk factors associated with infant (< 1 year of age) physical abuse in Alaska...
  18. doi It takes a village: community education predicts paediatric lower-respiratory infection risk better than maternal education
    Bradford D Gessner
    Alaska Division of Public Health, Anchorage, Alaska, USA
    J Epidemiol Community Health 64:130-5. 2010
    ..Few studies have evaluated the contribution of community and parental education levels in determining paediatric outcomes, including lower-respiratory infection (LRI), the leading global cause of child mortality...
  19. doi The effect of Alaska's home visitation program for high-risk families on trends in abuse and neglect
    Bradford D Gessner
    Alaska Division of Public Health, P O Box 240249, 3601 C Street Suite 576, Anchorage, AK 99524, USA
    Child Abuse Negl 32:317-33. 2008
    ..The primary study objective was to compare changes over time in Child Protective Services outcomes by Healthy Families Alaska enrollment status...
  20. ncbi Reasons for trisomy 13 or 18 births despite the availability of prenatal diagnosis and pregnancy termination
    Bradford D Gessner
    Alaska Division of Public Health, P O Box 240249, 3601 C Street, Anchorage, AK 99524, USA
    Early Hum Dev 73:53-60. 2003
    ..Few studies have evaluated the reasons why lethal chromosomal anomalies continue to occur despite the importance of this question for maximizing perinatal care...
  21. ncbi Outbreak of multidrug-resistant Salmonella typhimurium associated with ground beef served at a school potluck
    Joseph B McLaughlin
    Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, 3601 C Street, Suite 540, Anchorage, Alaska 99503, USA
    J Food Prot 69:666-70. 2006
    ..Public health authorities should encourage school and other institutional administrators to develop policies that require dissemination of safe food preparation guidelines to prospective food handlers when such events are scheduled...
  22. pmc Infant bed-sharing practices and associated risk factors among births and infant deaths in Alaska
    Margaret H Blabey
    Alaska Division of Public Health, Anchorage, AK 99524 0249, USA
    Public Health Rep 124:527-34. 2009
    ..Because this policy is contrary to recent national recommendations that discourage any bed sharing, we examined 13 years of Alaskan infant deaths that occurred while bed sharing to assess the contribution of known risk factors...
  23. ncbi 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels among healthy children in Alaska
    Bradford D Gessner
    Alaska Division of Public Health, PO Box 240249, 3601 C Street, Anchorage, AK 99524, USA
    J Pediatr 143:434-7. 2003
    ..Study design During 2001 and 2002, we recruited 133 children receiving services at seven WIC clinics, administered a risk factor questionnaire, and collected blood...
  24. ncbi Asthma prevalence among Alaska Native and nonnative residents younger than 20 years enrolled in Medicaid
    Bradford D Gessner
    Alaska Division of Public Health, Anchorage, Alaska 99524, USA
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 90:616-21. 2003
    ..No study of childhood asthma prevalence in Alaska or among Alaska Natives has been conducted...
  25. ncbi Incidence and clinical features of hospitalization because of respiratory syncytial virus lower respiratory illness among children less than two years of age in a rural Asian setting
    I G Djelantik
    Program for Appropriate Technology in Health, Seattle WA, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 22:150-7. 2003
    ..Despite this few reports on respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) lower respiratory illness disease burden exist from rural areas of the developing world, and none exist for Indonesia...
  26. ncbi Acute respiratory illness incidence and death among children under two years of age on Lombok Island, Indonesia
    Agustinus Sutanto
    Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Division, West Nusa Tenggara Provincial Health Office, Lombok, Indonesia
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 66:175-9. 2002
    ..The incidence of pneumonia is high in Lombok. Interventions should include introducing vaccines to prevent infections leading to pneumonia and increasing the access of critically ill infants to the health care system...
  27. ncbi Airborne particulate matter from primarily geologic, non-industrial sources at levels below National Ambient Air Quality Standards is associated with outpatient visits for asthma and quick-relief medication prescriptions among children less than 20 years
    Marc Andre R Chimonas
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Environ Res 103:397-404. 2007
    ..5) in either daily or weekly models. These subtle but statistically significant associations suggest that non-industrial, geologic sources of PM(10) may have measurable health effects at levels below current national standards...
  28. ncbi Case fatality proportions and predictive factors for mortality among children hospitalized with severe pneumonia in a rural developing country setting
    I G G Djelantik
    Mataram Hospital, Mataram, Lombok, Indonesia
    J Trop Pediatr 49:327-32. 2003
    ..Among children hospitalized for pneumonia, age less than 4 months and hypoxia were identified with those at high risk of death. Age influences cut-off levels for hypoxia...
  29. ncbi The impact of routine infant immunization with Haemophilus influenzae type b conjugate vaccine in Malawi, a country with high human immunodeficiency virus prevalence
    Paul Daza
    Mzuzu Central Hospital, Mzuzu, Malawi
    Vaccine 24:6232-9. 2006
    ..The most urgent future need is for a sustainable routine infant immunization program, including a less expensive vaccine that preferably is delivered in a multivalent form...
  30. ncbi Haemophilus influenzae type b conjugate vaccine impact against purulent meningitis in Rwanda
    Narcisse Muganga
    Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Kigali, Rwanda
    Vaccine 25:7001-5. 2007
    ..In an African setting with few resources and in which few confirmed Hib meningitis cases were identified, Hib vaccine impact nevertheless could be demonstrated against the outcome of purulent meningitis and was found to be high...
  31. ncbi Incidences of vaccine-preventable Haemophilus influenzae type b pneumonia and meningitis in Indonesian children: hamlet-randomised vaccine-probe trial
    Bradford D Gessner
    Association pour l Aide a la Medecine Preventive, Paris, France
    Lancet 365:43-52. 2005
    ..Whether Hib disease truly is rare or whether many cases remain undetected is unclear...
  32. ncbi Bacterial meningitis in Burkina Faso: surveillance using field-based polymerase chain reaction testing
    Isabelle Parent Du Chatelet
    Association pour l Aide a la Medecine Preventive, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France
    Clin Infect Dis 40:17-25. 2005
    ..The improved ability to identify the etiologic agent in cases of bacterial meningitis will facilitate more rapid administration of precise therapy...
  33. ncbi The epidemiology of Haemophilus influenzae type b meningitis in Burkina Faso
    Seydou Yaro
    Centre Muraz, Bobo Dioulasso, Burkina Faso
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 25:415-9. 2006
    ..Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) disease burden studies are important to conduct in African countries that plan to introduce vaccine so that vaccine impact can be documented...
  34. ncbi Meningococcal serogroup W135 in the African meningitis belt: epidemiology, immunity and vaccines
    Judith E Mueller
    Agence de Medecine Preventive, 25 du Dr Roux, 75724 Paris Cedex 15, France
    Expert Rev Vaccines 5:319-36. 2006
    ..This review summarizes the existing data on N. meningitidis W135 epidemiology, immunology and vaccines as they relate to meningitis in sub-Saharan Africa...
  35. ncbi Epidemiological and molecular characteristics of a highly lethal pneumococcal meningitis epidemic in Burkina Faso
    Seydou Yaro
    Centre Muraz, Bobo Dioulasso, Burkina Faso
    Clin Infect Dis 43:693-700. 2006
    ..Public health and clinical strategies for meningitis epidemics in sub-Saharan Africa usually assume that Neisseria meningitidis infection causes most disease...
  36. pmc Action for child survival: elimination of Haemophilus influenzae type b meningitis in Uganda
    Rosamund F Lewis
    Uganda Country Office, World Health Organization, Kampala, Uganda
    Bull World Health Organ 86:292-301. 2008
    ..To guide immunization policy, we determined the public health benefit of introducing Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) vaccine in Uganda and estimated the vaccine effectiveness...
  37. ncbi The rise and fall of epidemic Neisseria meningitidis serogroup W135 meningitis in Burkina Faso, 2002-2005
    Yves Traore
    Universite de Ouagadougou
    Clin Infect Dis 43:817-22. 2006
    ..During the period 2001-2002, Burkina Faso reported its first meningitis epidemic due to Neisseria meningitidis (Nm) serogroup W135, prompting concerns that this serogroup would persist as a cause of epidemic disease...
  38. doi Vaccine-preventable haemophilus influenza type B disease burden and cost-effectiveness of infant vaccination in Indonesia
    Bradford D Gessner
    Agence de Medecine Preventive, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 27:438-43. 2008
    ..Most of Asia, including Indonesia, does not use Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) conjugate vaccines. We estimated total vaccine-preventable disease burden and the cost-effectiveness of Hib conjugate vaccine in Indonesia...
  39. pmc Molecular characteristics and epidemiology of meningococcal carriage, Burkina Faso, 2003
    Judith E Mueller
    Agence de Medecine Preventive, Paris, France
    Emerg Infect Dis 13:847-54. 2007
    ..These findings show the need for large samples and a longitudinal design for N. meningitidis serogroup A carriage studies...