Affiliation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- The bioterrorism preparedness and response Early Aberration Reporting System (EARS)Lori Hutwagner
Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333
J Urban Health 80:i89-96. 2003..Finally, EARS allows end users to select validated aberration detection methods and modify sensitivity and specificity thresholds to values considered to be of public health importance by local and state health departments...
- Comparing aberration detection methods with simulated dataLori Hutwagner
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Rd, Mailstop C18, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
Emerg Infect Dis 11:314-6. 2005..Methods that require less historical data are as sensitive and specific as those that require 3-5 years of data. These simulations can determine which method produces appropriate sensitivity and specificity...
- A simulation model for assessing aberration detection methods used in public health surveillance for systems with limited baselinesL C Hutwagner
Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Program, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
Stat Med 24:543-50. 2005..8, 29.2, and 41.5 per cent, respectively. The results highlight the value and importance of developing and testing new aberration detection methods for public health surveillance data with limited baseline information...
- Monitoring mortality events associated with individual physicians and practicesWilliam Thompson
National Immunization Program, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
Lancet 362:417-8. 2003
- Reptiles, amphibians, and human Salmonella infection: a population-based, case-control studyJonathan Mermin
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
Clin Infect Dis 38:S253-61. 2004..These data suggest that reptile and amphibian exposure is associated with approximately 74,000 Salmonella infections annually in the United States...
- Prior antimicrobial agent use increases the risk of sporadic infections with multidrug-resistant Salmonella enterica serotype Typhimurium: a FoodNet case-control study, 1996-1997M Kathleen Glynn
Division of Bacterial and Mycotic Disease, National Center for Infectious Disease, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
Clin Infect Dis 38:S227-36. 2004..Prudent antimicrobial agent use among humans and among veterinarians and food-animal producers is necessary to reduce the burden of drug-resistant salmonellosis in humans...
- Diarrhea prevention through household-level water disinfection and safe storage in ZambiaRobert E Quick
Division of Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
Am J Trop Med Hyg 66:584-9. 2002..3, 0.9). This intervention is a useful tool for preventing waterborne diseases in families in developing countries who lack access to potable water...
- Seroincidence of Helicobacter pylori infection in a cohort of rural Bolivian children: acquisition and analysis of possible risk factorsM Kathleen Glynn
Division of HIV AIDS Prevention, National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
Clin Infect Dis 35:1059-65. 2002..1; 95% CI, 1.3-8.7). Although not a randomized intervention trial, this study suggests that the use of a narrow-mouthed water vessel may prevent the transmission of H. pylori in households in developing countries...
- Molecular subtype distribution of Cryptococcus neoformans in four areas of the United States. Cryptococcal Disease Active Surveillance GroupM E Brandt
Emerging Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases Branch, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
J Clin Microbiol 34:912-7. 1996..neoformans possesses a clonal population structure. Continued application of molecular subtyping methods will be useful in tracking the source, transmission, and relative virulence of different C. neoformans strains...
- Multiple risk factors and population attributable risk for ischemic heart disease mortality in the United States, 1971-1992M Chang
Division of Public Health Surveillance and Informatics, Epidemiology Program Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway, MS K 74, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
J Clin Epidemiol 54:634-44. 2001..Analysis that does not examine risk factor combinations may greatly overestimate PARs associated with individual risk factors...
- Factors influencing a communitywide campaign to administer hepatitis A vaccine to men who have sex with menM S Friedman
Georgia Division of Public Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta 30333, USA
Am J Public Health 90:1942-6. 2000..A hepatitis A outbreak among men who have sex with men (MSM) led to a publicly funded vaccination campaign. We evaluated the MSM community's response...
- Cryptococcosis: population-based multistate active surveillance and risk factors in human immunodeficiency virus-infected persons. Cryptococcal Active Surveillance GroupR A Hajjeh
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Mycotic Diseases Branch, Division of Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
J Infect Dis 179:449-54. 1999..Further studies are needed to better describe persons with AIDS currently developing cryptococcosis in the era of highly active antiretroviral therapy...
- The validity of chief complaint and discharge diagnosis in emergency department-based syndromic surveillanceAaron T Fleischauer
Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Program, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, MS C 18, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
Acad Emerg Med 11:1262-7. 2004..The authors evaluated a "drop-in" syndromic surveillance system by comparing syndrome categorization in the ED with chief complaints and ED discharge diagnoses from medical record review...
- Seasonal trends of human parainfluenza viral infections: United States, 1990-2004Alicia M Fry
Respiratory and Enteric Viruses Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
Clin Infect Dis 43:1016-22. 2006..Human parainfluenza viruses (HPIVs) are important causes of upper and lower respiratory tract illness among children and adults...
- Using laboratory-based surveillance data for prevention: an algorithm for detecting Salmonella outbreaksL C Hutwagner
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Emerg Infect Dis 3:395-400. 1997..Sensitivity by state in which the outbreak was reported was 0%(0/1) to 100%. Specificity was 64% to 100%, and the false-positive rate was 0 to 1...
- Serratia marcescens bacteremia traced to an infused narcoticBelinda E Ostrowsky
Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, USA
N Engl J Med 346:1529-37. 2002..From June 30, 1998, through March 21, 1999, several patients in the surgical intensive care unit of a hospital acquired Serratia marcescens bacteremia. We investigated this outbreak...
- Use of the early aberration reporting system (EARS) for detection of bioterrorism agent attacksLori Hutwagner
Aviat Space Environ Med 76:1001-2. 2005
- Enhanced drop-in syndromic surveillance in New York City following September 11, 2001Debjani Das
Syndromic Surveillance, New York City Department of Health, New York, New York 10013
J Urban Health 80:i76-88. 2003..The resources required to operate such a system, however, cannot be sustained for the long term. This system was changed to an electronic-based ED syndromic system using triage log data that remains in operation...
- Implementing syndromic surveillance: a practical guide informed by the early experienceKenneth D Mandl
Children s Hospital Informatics Program, Division of Emergency Medicine, Center for Biopreparedness, Children s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School, 300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
J Am Med Inform Assoc 11:141-50. 2004....
- Direct cost associated with the development and implementation of a local syndromic surveillance systemAmy Kirkwood
Communicable Disease Control Division, Boston Public Health Commission, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
J Public Health Manag Pract 13:194-9. 2007..In this study, we calculated the direct costs associated with developing and implementing a syndromic surveillance system in Boston, Massachusetts, from the perspective of local, state, and federal governments...