- Immunization with Haemophilus influenzae (Hib) conjugate vaccine following discharge from hospitalB Olowokure
Public Health Laboratory Service Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre, 2nd Floor Lincoln House, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, Birmingham B9 5SS, UK
Infection 31:324-6. 2003....
- The knowledge of healthcare professionals with regard to the treatment and prevention of head liceB Olowokure
Department of Public Health and Health Strategy, South Staffordshire Health Authority, Stafford, UK
Int J Environ Health Res 13:11-5. 2003..5%, P <0.00001). In conclusion, the results of this study suggest that healthcare professionals' knowledge of control methods for head lice varies widely and is sub-optimal and may contribute to ineffective head lice control...
- Invasive Haemophilus influenzae disease: an ecological study of sociodemographic risk factors before and after the introduction of Hib conjugate vaccineBabatunde Olowokure
Section of Child Health, School of Postgraduate Medicine, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK
Eur J Epidemiol 18:363-7. 2003..Our results may have implications for current and future vaccine strategies...
- Temporal and seasonal variation in the occurrence of chemical incidentsB Olowokure
Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, University of Birmingham, UK
Occup Environ Med 61:177-9. 2004..To determine whether there were temporal or seasonal patterns in the occurrence of chemical incidents reported to the West Midlands Chemical Incident Surveillance System, UK...
- Changing socioeconomic risk factors for invasive H. influenzae disease after the introduction of conjugate vaccineB Olowokure
Section of Child Health, School of Postgraduate Medicine, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL, UK
J Infect 46:46-8. 2003..To determine socioeconomic risk factors for invasive Haemophilus influenzae (HI) disease before and after the introduction of HI type b (Hib) conjugate vaccine in the West Midlands, UK...
- Ethnic differences in invasive Haemophilus influenzae disease in the West Midlands region of England, UKB Olowokure
Department of Public Health, South Staffordshire Health Authority, Stafford, England, UK
Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 21:65-6. 2002
- Influence of material deprivation on hospital admissions for gynaecologic infectionsB Olowokure
Health Protection Agency West Midlands Regional Epidemiology Unit, Heartlands Hospital, 2nd Floor Lincoln House, Birmingham, B9 5SS, UK
Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 23:535-8. 2004..Preventive measures together with earlier diagnostic, treatment, and referral procedures are required to reduce morbidity...
- Information given to women invited for cervical screening: results of two postal surveys seven years apartH V Duggal
Department of Public Health and Health Strategy, South Staffordshire Health Authority, Stafford, United Kingdom
Int J Gynecol Cancer 15:267-72. 2005..0001). Bivariate analysis suggests that responses were age related, with older women (> or =45 years) experiencing poorer information provision. The issues highlighted by this study deserve further investigation in other areas...
- A survey of the preparedness for an influenza pandemic of general practitioners in the West Midlands, UKM Beaumont
Shropshire and Staffordshire Health Protection Unit, Mellor House, Corporation Street, Stafford, ST16 3SR, UK
Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 26:819-23. 2007..The results of this paper can be used to inform and influence public health policy and as evidence of a need to provide additional education and training to improve pandemic preparedness among GPs, in particular those in non-urban areas...
- Enhanced surveillance of meningococcal disease in the West Midlands: 1996 to 1998J I Hawker
PHLS Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre West Midlands, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital
Commun Dis Public Health 2:269-72. 1999..meningitidis C2a strains, which had been identified as a threat nationally. A national system of enhanced surveillance has now been set up to inform programmes that aim to reduce the burden of meningococcal infection...
- A case-control study of elderly patients with acute respiratory illness: effect of influenza vaccination on admission to hospital in winter 2003-2004R E Jordan
Health Protection Research and Development Unit, Health Protection Agency, Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT, United Kingdom
Vaccine 25:7909-13. 2007..2 (95%CI 0.8, 1.9). Policy makers should not rely solely on influenza vaccine routinely having a large effect on winter pressures, and should focus on additional preventive strategies...
- An enquiry into the respiratory health effects on a rural community of a soil mound erected close to residential propertyB Olowokure
Department of Public Health and Health Policy, South Staffordshire Health Authority, Stafford, South Staffordshire, UK
Public Health 119:217-22. 2005..We identified a significant increase in respiratory consultations in the exposed population following erection of the soil mound. Limitations associated with this type of study should be considered when interpreting the results...
- Response patterns to a postal survey using a cervical screening register as the sampling frameB Olowokure
Department of Public Health and Health Strategy, South Staffordshire Health Authority, Stafford, PHLS CDSC West Midlands, 2nd Floor Lincoln House, Heartlands Hospital, Birmingham B9 5SS, UK
Public Health 118:508-12. 2004..030) than late respondents. These results suggest that consideration should be given to factors other than sociodemographic differences when examining response patterns to postal surveys...
- Effect of social factors on winter hospital admission for respiratory disease: a case-control study of older people in the UKRachel E Jordan
Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, University of Birmingham, Birmingham
Br J Gen Pract 58:400-2. 2008..Every winter, hospitals in the UK and other developed countries experience a surge in respiratory admissions. Ecological studies suggest that social circumstances may be an important determinant...
- Geographic and socioeconomic variation in meningococcal disease: a rural/urban comparisonBabatunde Olowokure
Shropshire Health Protection Unit, William Farr House, Mytton Oak Road, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY3 8XL, UK
J Infect 52:61-6. 2006..To examine the incidence of meningococcal disease in a defined geographic area and relate this to rural/urban residence and material deprivation...
- Material deprivation, hospitalisation and adverse events temporally associated with immunisationBabatunde Olowokure
Vaccine 22:1842-4. 2004..91, 95% CI 2.69-12.29). Further research is required to determine the contribution of healthcare providers and parents to this health differential...
- Social deprivation and hospital admission for respiratory infection: an ecological studyJeremy I Hawker
Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
Respir Med 97:1219-24. 2003..To examine the relationship between social deprivation and risk of hospital admission for respiratory infection...
- Widening inequalities in MMR vaccine uptake rates among ethnic groups in an urban area of the UK during a period of vaccine controversy (1994-2000)Jeremy I Hawker
Health Protection Agency, Ladywood House, Birmingham B2 4DY, UK
Vaccine 25:7516-9. 2007..1% in 1994 (p=ns) to 6.8% in 2000 (p<0.001). This study suggests underlying ethnic inequalities in MMR vaccine uptake and differential response to adverse vaccine publicity...
- Body temperature monitoring and SARS fever hotline, TaiwanS Cornelia Kaydos-Daniels
West Virginia Bureau for Public Health, Infectious Disease Epidemiology Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Charleston, 25301, USA
Emerg Infect Dis 10:373-6. 2004..Among 1,966 calls, fever was recorded in 19% (n = 378); 18 persons at high risk for SARS were identified. In a cross-sectional telephone survey, 95% (n = 1,060) of households knew about the campaign and 7 households reported fever...
- Investigation of an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease: Hereford, UK 2003David Kirrage
Health Protection Agency, Hereford and Worcestershire Health Protection Unit, Issac Maddox House, Shrub Hill Road, Worcester WR4 9RW, UK
Respir Med 101:1639-44. 2007..This study illustrates the continuing importance of cooling towers as a source of Legionnaires' disease and the utility of obtaining and comparing both clinical and environmental samples...
- Lessons learned from handling a large rural outbreak of Legionnaires' disease: Hereford, UK 2003David Kirrage
Health Protection Agency, Hereford and Worcestershire Health Protection Unit, UK
Respir Med 101:1645-51. 2007..A number of these lessons have a generic applicability to the handling of public health incidents...
- Comparing the information experience of women invited for cervical screening for the first time in 1994 with 2001Harsh V Duggal
Department of Public Health and Health Strategy, South Staffordshire Health Authority, Stafford, West Midlands, UK
Eur J Epidemiol 19:433-5. 2004..Negative information experiences may influence attendance...
- Vaccinating healthcare workers against influenza to protect the vulnerable--is it a good use of healthcare resources? A systematic review of the evidence and an economic evaluationAmanda Burls
West Midlands Health Technology Assessment Collaboration, Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
Vaccine 24:4212-21. 2006..In the base case, vaccination was cost saving (pounds 12/vaccinee). In the most pessimistic scenario it cost pounds 405/life-year gained. Effective implementation should be a priority...
- Rumor surveillance and avian influenza H5N1Gina Samaan
Western Pacific Regional Office of the World Health Organization, Manila, Philippines
Emerg Infect Dis 11:463-6. 2005..The World Health Organization's Western Pacific Regional Office identified 40 rumors; 9 were verified to be true. Rumor surveillance informed immediate public health action and prevented unnecessary and costly responses...
- Age, sex, material deprivation and respiratory mortalityRachel Jordan
Health Protection Agency, Regional Surveillance Unit West Midlands, 2nd Floor Lincoln House, Heartlands Hospital, Birmingham B9 5SS, UK
Respir Med 100:1282-5. 2006....
- Mumps and the media: changes in the reporting of mumps in response to newspaper coverageBabatunde Olowokure
Health Protection Agency, Regional Surveillance Unit West Midlands, 9th Floor, Ladywood House, 45 Stephenson Street, Birmingham B2 4DY, UK
J Epidemiol Community Health 61:385-8. 2007..To determine the links between national newspaper coverage of mumps after a press release and increased reports of clinical mumps cases...