A J Parkinson

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Affiliation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc The Alaska Area Specimen Bank: a tribal-federal partnership to maintain and manage a resource for health research
    Alan J Parkinson
    Arctic Investigations Program, Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, Anchorage, AK 99508, USA
    Int J Circumpolar Health 72:20607. 2013
  2. ncbi request reprint Improving human health in the Arctic: the expanding role of the Arctic Council's Sustainable Development Working Group
    Alan J Parkinson
    Arctic Investigations Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Anchorage, AK 99508, USA
    Int J Circumpolar Health 69:304-13. 2010
  3. pmc The International Polar Year, 2007-2008, an opportunity to focus on infectious diseases in Arctic regions
    Alan J Parkinson
    Arctic Investigations Program, National Center for Preparedness, Detection, and Control of Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Anchorage, AK 99508, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 14:1-3. 2008
  4. ncbi request reprint The International Polar year 2007-2008; the Arctic human health legacy
    Alan J Parkinson
    Arctic Investigations Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Anchorage, Alaska 995098, USA
    Alaska Med 49:11-3. 2007
  5. pmc International Circumpolar Surveillance, an Arctic network for the surveillance of infectious diseases
    Alan J Parkinson
    Arctic Investigations Program, National Center for Preparedness, Detection, and Control of Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Anchorage, AK 99508, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 14:18-24. 2008
  6. pmc High prevalence of Helicobacter pylori in the Alaska native population and association with low serum ferritin levels in young adults
    A J Parkinson
    Arctic Investigations Program, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Public Health Service, U S Department of Health and Human Services, Anchorage, Alaska 99508, USA
    Clin Diagn Lab Immunol 7:885-8. 2000
  7. ncbi request reprint Bacterial pathogens in chronic otitis media with effusion in Alaska Native children
    A J Parkinson
    Arctic Investigations Program, U S Department of Health and Human Services, Anchorage, Alaska 99508, USA
    Alaska Med 41:27-33. 1999
  8. ncbi request reprint Serotype distribution and antimicrobial resistance patterns of invasive isolates of Streptococcus pneumoniae: Alaska, 1991-1998
    K M Rudolph
    Arctic Investigations Program, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Public Health Service, US Department of Health and Human Services, Anchorage, AK 99508, USA
    J Infect Dis 182:490-6. 2000
  9. ncbi request reprint Characterization of a multidrug-resistant clone of invasive Streptococcus pneumoniae serotype 6B in Alaska by using pulsed-field gel electrophoresis and PspA serotyping
    K M Rudolph
    Molecular Diagnostics Lab, Arctic Investigations Program, Anchorage, AK 990508, USA
    J Infect Dis 180:1577-83. 1999
  10. ncbi request reprint 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

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  1. pmc The Alaska Area Specimen Bank: a tribal-federal partnership to maintain and manage a resource for health research
    Alan J Parkinson
    Arctic Investigations Program, Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, Anchorage, AK 99508, USA
    Int J Circumpolar Health 72:20607. 2013
    ....
  2. ncbi request reprint Improving human health in the Arctic: the expanding role of the Arctic Council's Sustainable Development Working Group
    Alan J Parkinson
    Arctic Investigations Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Anchorage, AK 99508, USA
    Int J Circumpolar Health 69:304-13. 2010
    ....
  3. pmc The International Polar Year, 2007-2008, an opportunity to focus on infectious diseases in Arctic regions
    Alan J Parkinson
    Arctic Investigations Program, National Center for Preparedness, Detection, and Control of Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Anchorage, AK 99508, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 14:1-3. 2008
    ..Notable achievements included launching the first satellite, measurement of atmospheric greenhouse gases, delineating the system of mid-ocean ridges, and confirming the theory of plate tectonics...
  4. ncbi request reprint The International Polar year 2007-2008; the Arctic human health legacy
    Alan J Parkinson
    Arctic Investigations Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Anchorage, Alaska 995098, USA
    Alaska Med 49:11-3. 2007
    ....
  5. pmc International Circumpolar Surveillance, an Arctic network for the surveillance of infectious diseases
    Alan J Parkinson
    Arctic Investigations Program, National Center for Preparedness, Detection, and Control of Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Anchorage, AK 99508, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 14:18-24. 2008
    ....
  6. pmc High prevalence of Helicobacter pylori in the Alaska native population and association with low serum ferritin levels in young adults
    A J Parkinson
    Arctic Investigations Program, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Public Health Service, U S Department of Health and Human Services, Anchorage, Alaska 99508, USA
    Clin Diagn Lab Immunol 7:885-8. 2000
    ..pylori-specific IgG was found, particularly for people aged less than 20 years. H. pylori may be a factor contributing to the iron deficiency anemia in the Alaska Native population...
  7. ncbi request reprint Bacterial pathogens in chronic otitis media with effusion in Alaska Native children
    A J Parkinson
    Arctic Investigations Program, U S Department of Health and Human Services, Anchorage, Alaska 99508, USA
    Alaska Med 41:27-33. 1999
    ..However, 88% of infants in the study had their first acute otitis media episode before 1 year of age...
  8. ncbi request reprint Serotype distribution and antimicrobial resistance patterns of invasive isolates of Streptococcus pneumoniae: Alaska, 1991-1998
    K M Rudolph
    Arctic Investigations Program, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Public Health Service, US Department of Health and Human Services, Anchorage, AK 99508, USA
    J Infect Dis 182:490-6. 2000
    ..Twelve percent of invasive isolates were resistant to >/=2 classes of antibiotics; of these, serotype 6B accounted for 33%, and 63% were recovered from children <5 years old...
  9. ncbi request reprint Characterization of a multidrug-resistant clone of invasive Streptococcus pneumoniae serotype 6B in Alaska by using pulsed-field gel electrophoresis and PspA serotyping
    K M Rudolph
    Molecular Diagnostics Lab, Arctic Investigations Program, Anchorage, AK 990508, USA
    J Infect Dis 180:1577-83. 1999
    ....
  10. ncbi request reprint 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...
  11. ncbi request reprint 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...
  12. ncbi request reprint 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...
  13. ncbi request reprint The international polar year 2007-2008; the Arctic human health legacy
    Alan J Parkinson
    Arctic Investigations Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA
    Alaska Med 49:43-5. 2007
    ....
  14. ncbi request reprint Persistence of antibody to hepatitis B and protection from disease among Alaska natives immunized at birth
    Catherine M Dentinger
    Arctic Investigations Program, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Anchorage, AK, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 24:786-92. 2005
    ..Alaska Native (AN) children were at high risk of acquiring hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection before vaccination began in 1983. We evaluated the long-term protection from hepatitis B (HB) vaccination among AN children immunized when infants...
  15. doi request reprint Controlled, household-randomized, open-label trial of the effect of treatment of Helicobacter pylori infection on iron deficiency among children in rural Alaska: results at 40 months
    Ryan P Fagan
    Epidemic Intelligence Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia and Alaska Division of Public Health, Anchorage, Alaska
    J Infect Dis 199:652-60. 2009
    ..We hypothesized that 14 months was to early to resolve H. pylori-induced gastric damage. Consequently, we conducted a 40-month follow-up...
  16. ncbi request reprint Reemergence, in southwestern Alaska, of invasive Haemophilus influenzae type b disease due to strains indistinguishable from those isolated from vaccinated children
    Lynne A Lucher
    Arctic Investigations Program, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Anchorage, Alaska 99508, USA
    J Infect Dis 186:958-65. 2002
    ..Continued monitoring of Hib carriage may provide insights into the epidemiology of continued transmission in an era of widespread vaccination...
  17. ncbi request reprint Emerging infectious diseases in Alaska and the Arctic: a review and a strategy for the 21st century
    J C Butler
    Arctic Investigations Program, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Anchorage, AK, USA
    Alaska Med 41:35-43. 1999
    ....
  18. ncbi request reprint Antibody levels and protection after hepatitis B vaccination: results of a 15-year follow-up
    Brian J McMahon
    Arctic Investigations Program, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Alaska Native Medical Center, Anchorage, Alaska 99508, USA
    Ann Intern Med 142:333-41. 2005
    ..The duration of protection afforded by hepatitis B vaccination is unknown...
  19. pmc Dynamics of Helicobacter pylori-specific immunoglobulin G for 2 years after successful eradication of Helicobacter pylori infection in an American Indian and Alaska Native population
    Karen M Miernyk
    Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, Arctic Investigations Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4055 Tudor Centre Dr, Anchorage, AK 99508, USA
    Clin Vaccine Immunol 14:85-6. 2007
    ..Two months after treatment, 82% of H. pylori-negative persons remained seropositive. While there were declines in H. pylori antibodies for 12 months, after 24 months 71% of persons remained seropositive...
  20. ncbi request reprint Alaska sentinel surveillance for antimicrobial resistance in Helicobacter pylori isolates from Alaska native persons, 1999-2003
    Michael G Bruce
    Arctic Investigations Program, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Anchorage, AK 99508, USA
    Helicobacter 11:581-8. 2006
    ..Previous studies in Alaska have demonstrated elevated proportions of antimicrobial resistance among Helicobacter pylori isolates...
  21. ncbi request reprint Invasive pneumococcal disease epidemiology and effectiveness of 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine in Alaska native adults
    Rosalyn J Singleton
    Arctic Investigations Program, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Anchorage, AK 99508, USA
    Vaccine 25:2288-95. 2007
    ..PPV-23 vaccine effectiveness was confirmed in younger Alaska Native adults but not among adults > or =55 years...
  22. doi request reprint Immunogenicity and reactogenicity of pneumococcal polysaccharide and conjugate vaccines in alaska native adults 55-70 years of age
    Karen M Miernyk
    Division of Emerging Infections and Surveillance Systems, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, National Center for Preparedness, Detection, and Control of Infectious Diseases, Anchorage, Alaska 99508, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 49:241-8. 2009
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  23. pmc International Circumpolar Surveillance System for invasive pneumococcal disease, 1999-2005
    Michael G Bruce
    Arctic Investigations Program, National Center for Preparedness, Detection, and Control of Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4055 Tudor Circle Drive, Anchorage, AK 99508, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 14:25-33. 2008
    ..IPD rates are high among indigenous persons and children in Arctic countries. After vaccine introduction, IPD caused by non-PCV7 serotypes increased in Alaska...
  24. pmc Epidemiology of Haemophilus influenzae serotype a, North American Arctic, 2000-2005
    Michael G Bruce
    Arctic Investigations Program, National Center for Preparedness, Detection, and Control of Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4055 Tudor Circle Drive, Anchorage, AK 99508, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 14:48-55. 2008
    ..Serotype a is now the most common H. influenzae serotype in the North American Arctic; the highest rates are among indigenous children...
  25. ncbi request reprint 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...
  26. ncbi request reprint Immunogenicity and reactogenicity to Haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib) conjugate vaccine among rural Alaska adults
    Catherine M Dentinger
    Arctic Investigations Program, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Anchorage, Alaska, USA
    Hum Vaccin 2:24-8. 2006
    ..As part of a project to eliminate Hib carriage in three rural villages, we evaluated a cohort of Alaska adults for antibody response and reactogenicity to a single dose of Hib conjugate vaccine (HbOC)...
  27. doi request reprint Climate change: the importance of place
    Jeremy J Hess
    National Center for Environmental Health, CDC, Atlanta, Georgia 30341 3717, USA
    Am J Prev Med 35:468-78. 2008
    ..In considering the importance of place, we highlight the concepts of community resilience and risk management, key aspects of a robust response to climate change in public health and other sectors...
  28. pmc Evaluation of seaFAST, a rapid fluorescent in situ hybridization test, for detection of Helicobacter pylori and resistance to clarithromycin in paraffin-embedded biopsy sections
    Julie M Morris
    Arctic Investigations Program, CDC, 4055 Tudor Centre Drive, Anchorage, AK 99508, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 43:3494-6. 2005
    ..The FISH method was found to be 97% sensitive, 94% specific for the detection of H. pylori and comparable to agar dilution for the detection of resistance to clarithromycin...
  29. ncbi request reprint Impact of heptavalent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine on invasive disease, antimicrobial resistance and colonization in Alaska Natives: progress towards elimination of a health disparity
    Thomas W Hennessy
    Arctic Investigations Program, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Anchorage, AK 99508, USA
    Vaccine 23:5464-73. 2005
    ..001 each). PCV7 vaccine has eliminated a longstanding disparity of vaccine-type IPD for AN children. Decreased vaccine-type colonization and IPD in adults demonstrate indirect vaccine effects...
  30. ncbi request reprint The relationship among previous antimicrobial use, antimicrobial resistance, and treatment outcomes for Helicobacter pylori infections
    Brian J McMahon
    Arctic Investigations Program, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Alaska Native Medical Center, Anchorage, Alaska 99508, USA
    Ann Intern Med 139:463-9. 2003
    ..The relationship between previous antimicrobial treatments and infection with drug-resistant Helicobacter pylori is unknown...
  31. ncbi request reprint Potential impacts of climate change on infectious diseases in the Arctic
    Alan J Parkinson
    Arctic Investigations Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Anchorage Alaska 99508, USA
    Int J Circumpolar Health 64:478-86. 2005
    ....
  32. ncbi request reprint Changes in antibiotic-prescribing practices and carriage of penicillin-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae: A controlled intervention trial in rural Alaska
    Thomas W Hennessy
    Arctic Investigations Program, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Anchorage, AK, 99508, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 34:1543-50. 2002
    ..This suggests that reducing the carriage of serotypes associated with antibiotic resistance by use of pneumococcal conjugate vaccines may have a greater short-term impact than does decreasing antibiotic use...
  33. pmc Immunologic response to Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) conjugate vaccine and risk factors for carriage among Hib carriers and noncarriers in Southwestern Alaska
    Henry C Baggett
    CDC, Division of Global Migration and Quarantine, MS E03, 1600 Clifton Rd, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Clin Vaccine Immunol 13:620-6. 2006
    ....
  34. ncbi request reprint Reinfection after successful eradication of Helicobacter pylori: a 2-year prospective study in Alaska Natives
    B J McMahon
    Department of Internal Medicine, Alaska Native Medical Center, Anchorage, USA
    Aliment Pharmacol Ther 23:1215-23. 2006
    ..Limited information exists regarding risk factors for reinfection after cure of Helicobacter pylori infection...
  35. ncbi request reprint The relationship between previous fluoroquinolone use and levofloxacin resistance in Helicobacter pylori infection
    John J Carothers
    Native Medical Center, Anchorage, Alaska, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 44:e5-8. 2007
    ..pylori isolates that were resistant to levofloxacin. Levofloxacin resistance was associated with any prior fluoroquinolone use over the previous 10 years and with the total number of fluoroquinolone courses prescribed (P<.001)...
  36. ncbi request reprint Invasive pneumococcal disease among Navajo adults, 1989-1998
    James P Watt
    Respiratory Diseases Branch, Division of Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 38:496-501. 2004
    ..Navajo adults have rates of IPD that are 3-5-fold higher than those of the general US population. Additional research is needed to understand the reasons for this elevated risk and to develop prevention strategies...
  37. ncbi request reprint Duration of hepatitis B immunity in low risk children receiving hepatitis B vaccinations from birth
    Kenneth M Petersen
    Arctic Investigations Program, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, Anchorage, AK 99508, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 23:650-5. 2004
    ..The duration of protection after hepatitis B vaccination of infants is unknown...
  38. ncbi request reprint Immunogenicity of a heptavalent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in Apache and Navajo Indian, Alaska native, and non-native American children aged <2 years
    K M Miernyk
    Arctic Investigations Program, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, US Public Health Service, US Department of Health and Human Services, Anchorage, AK, 99508, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 31:34-41. 2000
    ....
  39. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of the response to a booster dose of hepatitis B vaccine in previously immunized healthcare workers
    J L Williams
    Alaska Native Medical Center, Viral Hepatitis Program, ANC HEP, 4315 Diplomacy Drive, Anchorage, AK 99508, USA
    Vaccine 19:4081-5. 2001
    ..However, the absolute duration of protection from immunization is unknown. The purpose of this randomized comparison trial was to determine how previously immunized HCW respond to different booster doses of hepatitis B vaccine...
  40. doi request reprint Impact of conjugate vaccine on transmission of antimicrobial-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae among Alaskan children
    Sarah Y Park
    From the Office of Workforce and Career Development, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 27:335-40. 2008
    ..The impact of heptavalent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV7) on transmission of antimicrobial-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae is an important concern for countries considering PCV7 introduction...
  41. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of invasive Streptococcus pneumoniae among Navajo children in the era before use of conjugate pneumococcal vaccines, 1989-1996
    Katherine L O'Brien
    Center for American Indian Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 160:270-8. 2004
    ..These data are critical for assessing the impact of these vaccines in this high-risk population...
  42. ncbi request reprint Effect of high-dose amoxicillin on the prevalence of penicillin-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae in rural Alaska
    Thomas W Hennessy
    JAMA 287:2078-9. 2002
  43. doi request reprint Changing epidemiology of invasive pneumococcal disease among White Mountain Apache persons in the era of the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine
    Rochelle Lacapa
    Center for American Indian Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 47:476-84. 2008
    ..We aimed to assess the impact of PCV7 and 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine on the rate of IPD among White Mountain Apache persons...
  44. pmc Transposable element ISHp608 of Helicobacter pylori: nonrandom geographic distribution, functional organization, and insertion specificity
    Dangeruta Kersulyte
    Department of Molecular Microbiology, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri 63110, USA
    J Bacteriol 184:992-1002. 2002
    ..ISHp608 represents a widespread family of novel chimeric mobile DNA elements whose further analysis should provide new insights into transposition mechanisms and into microbial population genetic structure and genome evolution...