S F Dowell

Summary

Affiliation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Nodding syndrome
    Scott F Dowell
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 19:1374-84. 2013
  2. ncbi request reprint Mortality from pneumonia in children in the United States, 1939 through 1996
    S F Dowell
    Respiratory Diseases Branch, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Atlanta, GA, USA
    N Engl J Med 342:1399-407. 2000
  3. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of Binax NOW, an assay for the detection of pneumococcal antigen in urine samples, performed among pediatric patients
    S F Dowell
    Respiratory Disease Branch, Division of Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 32:824-5. 2001
  4. ncbi request reprint Transmission of Ebola hemorrhagic fever: a study of risk factors in family members, Kikwit, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 1995. Commission de Lutte contre les Epidémies à Kikwit
    S F Dowell
    Division of Viral and Rickettsial Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    J Infect Dis 179:S87-91. 1999
  5. ncbi request reprint Acute otitis media: management and surveillance in an era of pneumococcal resistance--a report from the Drug-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae Therapeutic Working Group
    S F Dowell
    Respiratory Diseases Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 18:1-9. 1999
  6. pmc Haemophilus influenzae type b and Streptococcus pneumoniae as causes of pneumonia among children in Beijing, China
    O S Levine
    Respiratory Diseases Branch, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Bethesda, MD 20892 7630, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 6:165-70. 2000
  7. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of emerging pneumococcal drug resistance: implications for treatment and prevention
    J C Butler
    Respiratory Diseases Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Vaccine 16:1693-7. 1998
  8. ncbi request reprint Management of community-acquired pneumonia in the era of pneumococcal resistance: a report from the Drug-Resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae Therapeutic Working Group
    J D Heffelfinger
    Respiratory Diseases Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Arch Intern Med 160:1399-408. 2000
  9. doi request reprint Incidence of respiratory pathogens in persons hospitalized with pneumonia in two provinces in Thailand
    S J Olsen
    Division of Emerging Infections and Surveillance Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Epidemiol Infect 138:1811-22. 2010
  10. ncbi request reprint Lack of association between Kawasaki syndrome and Chlamydia pneumoniae infection: an investigation of a Kawasaki syndrome cluster in San Diego County
    S J Schrag
    Division of Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 19:17-22. 2000

Detail Information

Publications21

  1. pmc Nodding syndrome
    Scott F Dowell
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 19:1374-84. 2013
    ..There is a consistent enigmatic association with onchocerciasis detected by skin snip or serologic analysis. Nodding syndrome is an unexplained epidemic epilepsy. ..
  2. ncbi request reprint Mortality from pneumonia in children in the United States, 1939 through 1996
    S F Dowell
    Respiratory Diseases Branch, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Atlanta, GA, USA
    N Engl J Med 342:1399-407. 2000
    ..We used data from the National Hospital Discharge Survey, the Medicaid program, and published reports to test these hypotheses...
  3. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of Binax NOW, an assay for the detection of pneumococcal antigen in urine samples, performed among pediatric patients
    S F Dowell
    Respiratory Disease Branch, Division of Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 32:824-5. 2001
    ..This test is not likely to be useful for distinguishing children with pneumococcal pneumonia from those who are merely colonized...
  4. ncbi request reprint Transmission of Ebola hemorrhagic fever: a study of risk factors in family members, Kikwit, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 1995. Commission de Lutte contre les Epidémies à Kikwit
    S F Dowell
    Division of Viral and Rickettsial Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    J Infect Dis 179:S87-91. 1999
    ..EHF is transmitted principally by direct physical contact with an ill person or their body fluids during the later stages of illness...
  5. ncbi request reprint Acute otitis media: management and surveillance in an era of pneumococcal resistance--a report from the Drug-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae Therapeutic Working Group
    S F Dowell
    Respiratory Diseases Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 18:1-9. 1999
    ..vary by geographic region? (4) Where can clinicians learn about resistance patterns in their patient populations? (5) What modifications to laboratory surveillance would improve the utility of the information for clinicians treating AOM?..
  6. pmc Haemophilus influenzae type b and Streptococcus pneumoniae as causes of pneumonia among children in Beijing, China
    O S Levine
    Respiratory Diseases Branch, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Bethesda, MD 20892 7630, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 6:165-70. 2000
    ..In China, where blood cultures from pneumonia patients are rarely positive, the results of these nasopharyngeal cultures provide supporting evidence for the role of Hib and S. pneumoniae as causes of childhood pneumonia...
  7. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of emerging pneumococcal drug resistance: implications for treatment and prevention
    J C Butler
    Respiratory Diseases Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Vaccine 16:1693-7. 1998
    ..However, the vaccine is underutilized, and a substantial reduction in the morbidity and mortality associated with invasive pneumococcal infections is unlikely until the vaccine is used more widely among persons at risk for disease...
  8. ncbi request reprint Management of community-acquired pneumonia in the era of pneumococcal resistance: a report from the Drug-Resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae Therapeutic Working Group
    J D Heffelfinger
    Respiratory Diseases Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Arch Intern Med 160:1399-408. 2000
    ..To provide recommendations for the management of community-acquired pneumonia and the surveillance of drug-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae (DRSP)...
  9. doi request reprint Incidence of respiratory pathogens in persons hospitalized with pneumonia in two provinces in Thailand
    S J Olsen
    Division of Emerging Infections and Surveillance Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Epidemiol Infect 138:1811-22. 2010
    ..These data can help guide health policy towards effective prevention strategies...
  10. ncbi request reprint Lack of association between Kawasaki syndrome and Chlamydia pneumoniae infection: an investigation of a Kawasaki syndrome cluster in San Diego County
    S J Schrag
    Division of Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 19:17-22. 2000
    ..Recent studies have suggested that Chlamydia pneumoniae, a common respiratory pathogen associated with an increased risk of heart disease, might lead to KS...
  11. ncbi request reprint Increased carriage of trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae in Malawian children after treatment for malaria with sulfadoxine/pyrimethamine
    D R Feikin
    Respiratory Diseases Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    J Infect Dis 181:1501-5. 2000
    ..7% at the 4-week follow-up. Expanding use of sulfadoxine/pyrimethamine to treat chloroquine-resistant malaria may have implications for national pneumonia programs in developing countries where cotrimoxazole is widely used...
  12. pmc Optimizing culture of Chlamydia pneumoniae by using multiple centrifugations
    J M Pruckler
    Division of Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 37:3399-401. 1999
    ..Additional centrifugations and a 7-day culture time resulted in a 500- to 5, 000-fold increase in the number of detectable inclusion-forming units...
  13. ncbi request reprint Physician control of pediatric antimicrobial use in Beijing, China, and its rural environs
    D Rifkin
    Division of Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 20:679-84. 2001
    ..Physician education and implementation of treatment guidelines might substantially reduce inappropriate antimicrobial usage and help prevent antimicrobial resistance in this region...
  14. pmc Limiting the spread of resistant pneumococci: biological and epidemiologic evidence for the effectiveness of alternative interventions
    S J Schrag
    Division of Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Clin Microbiol Rev 13:588-601. 2000
    ..Several areas of future epidemiologic and laboratory research hold promise to contribute to the reduced spread of pneumococcal resistance...
  15. ncbi request reprint Vitamin A therapy for children with respiratory syncytial virus infection: a multicenter trial in the United States
    J S Bresee
    Division of Viral and Rickettsial Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Public Health Service, US Department of Health and Human Services, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 15:777-82. 1996
    ..High dose vitamin A therapy is effective in reducing morbidity and mortality associated with measles infection. Children with acute respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection have low serum vitamin A concentrations...
  16. ncbi request reprint Treatment of respiratory syncytial virus infection with vitamin A: a randomized, placebo-controlled trial in Santiago, Chile
    S F Dowell
    Division of Viral and Rickettsial Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Public Health Service, US Department of Health and Human Services, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 15:782-6. 1996
    ..In respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection, as with measles, low serum vitamin A concentrations correlate with increased severity of illness...
  17. ncbi request reprint Severe pneumococcal pneumonia in previously healthy children: the role of preceding influenza infection
    K L O'Brien
    Respiratory Diseases Branch, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 30:784-9. 2000
    ..Prevention of pneumococcal disease should be included among the potential benefits of influenza vaccination...
  18. pmc Seasonal variation in host susceptibility and cycles of certain infectious diseases
    S F Dowell
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 7:369-74. 2001
    ..If such physiologic changes underlie human resistance to infectious diseases for large portions of the year and the changes can be identified and modified, the therapeutic and preventive implications may be considerable...
  19. ncbi request reprint Treating cardiovascular disease with antimicrobial agents: a survey of knowledge, attitudes, and practices among physicians in the United States
    F Gimenez-Sanchez
    Respiratory Diseases Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 33:171-6. 2001
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  20. ncbi request reprint Standardizing Chlamydia pneumoniae assays: recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (USA) and the Laboratory Centre for Disease Control (Canada)
    S F Dowell
    National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 33:492-503. 2001
    ..These standards should be applied in future investigations and periodically modified as indicated...
  21. ncbi request reprint Adverse and beneficial secondary effects of mass treatment with azithromycin to eliminate blindness due to trachoma in Nepal
    A M Fry
    Respiratory Diseases Branch, Division of Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 35:395-402. 2002
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