Using automated medical records for rapid identification of illness syndromes (syndromic surveillance): the example of lower respiratory infection
- School-aged children more likely to contract influenza. // Nursing Standard;6/4/2008, Vol. 22 Issue 39, p16
The article reports that mathematical modelling of infectious diseases transmitted by the respiratory or close contact route, such as pandemic influenza, is being used to determine the impact of possible interventions. Joel Mossong led a team of researchers in a population-based prospective...
- Henoch-SchÃ¶nlein purpura in Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome. Duzova, A.; Topaloglu, Rezan; Sanal, Ozden; Kılıc, Sebnem; Mazza, Cinzia; Besbas, Nesrin; Bakkaloglu, Aysin // Pediatric Nephrology;2001, Vol. 16 Issue 6, p500
Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome (WAS) is a rare immune deficiency disease. Sialophorin glycosylation is defective in WAS. Although it is not very common, renal involvement including IgA nephropathy (IgAN) was reported. Abnormal glycosylation plays a key role in the pathogenesis of IgAN. We present an...
- Treating sleep-disordered adaptations to chronic hypoventilation. Dale, David C.; Federman, Daniel D. // Cortlandt Forum;07/25/97, Vol. 10 Issue 7, p17
States that adaptation to chronic hypoventilation in sleep apnea and other disorders may result in a decline in resting ventilation and responsiveness to carbon dioxide in some individuals. Treatment of hypoventilation.
- Reduced medical malpractice payouts may be a benefit of electronic health records. Rapp, Susan M. // Orthopedics Today;Jan2009, Vol. 29 Issue 1, p20
The article focuses on a study conducted in the Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention at Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care which found a trend for lower malpractice settlement payments for physicians who used electronic health records.
- The Risk of Myocardial Infarction among Finnish Farmers Seeking Medical Care for an Infection. Penttinen, Jyrki; Valonen, Pauliina // American Journal of Public Health;Oct96, Vol. 86 Issue 10, p1440
Objectives. This study determined whether people visiting a doctor because of infection had an increased risk of myocardial infarction. Methods. For 83 case patients and 249 matched control patients nested in a cohort of 3172 Finnish male farmers, comparisons were made on the basis of visits to...
- Health Effects of Exposure to Water-Damaged New Orleans Homes Six Months After Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Cummings, Kristin J.; Cox-Ganser, Jean; Riggs, Margaret A.; Edwards, Nicole; Hobbs, Gerald R.; Kreiss, Kathleen // American Journal of Public Health;May2008, Vol. 98 Issue 5, p869
Objectives. We investigated the relation between respiratory symptoms and exposure to water-damaged homes and the effect of respirator use in posthurricane New Orleans, Louisiana. Methods. We randomly selected 600 residential sites and then interviewed 1 adult per site. We created an exposure...
- Diurnal Temperature Range and Respiratory Tract Infections. // CO2 Science;9/25/2013, Vol. 16 Issue 39, p6
The article discusses the study "Association Between Diurnal Temperature Range (DTR) and Respiratory Tract Infections (RTIs)," conducted by researcher W.Z. Ge and colleagues and published in the journal "Biomedical and Environmental Sciences." It is stated they collected daily emergency-room...
- Toxic Shock Syndrome: Incidence and Geographic Distribution from a Hospital Medical Records Reporting System. Miday, Robert K.; Wilson, E. Royce // American Journal of Public Health;May88, Vol. 78 Issue 5, p578
A large database of hospital records maintained by the Commission on Professional and Hospital Activities Professional Activity Study (CPHA-PAS) was used to estimate the temporal incidence and geographic distribution of toxic shock syndrome (TSS). The CPHA-PAS hospital-diagnosed incidence was...
- Sudden infant death syndrome: Recent focus on respiratory system. Miller, A.D.; Ruggins, N. // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);3/18/89, Vol. 298 Issue 6675, p689
Focuses on the incidence of sudden infant death syndrome. Consideration on the role of upper airway in the etiology of the syndrome; Increase of hypoxanthine among babies; Evidence of viral upper respiratory tract infection.