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Nutrition and HIV: Epidemiological Evidence to Public Health

Saurabh Mehta, Julia Finkelstein
May 14, 2018

Nutritional management is integral to comprehensive HIV care and treatment. Improved nutritional status and weight gain can increase recovery and strength of individuals living with HIV/AIDS, improve dietary diversity and caloric intake, and improve quality of life. This book provides a...

Self-Controlled Case Series Studies: A Modelling Guide with R

Paddy Farrington, Heather Whitaker, Yonas Ghebremichael Weldeselassie
May 02, 2018

"The self-controlled case series has emerged as a key methodology for studying the effects of healthcare interventions. The overall literature around the self-controlled case series has exploded in recent years and this important and timely book pulls it all together in an effective and clear...

Modelling Interactions Between Vector-Borne Diseases and Environment Using GIS

Hassan M. Khormi, Lalit Kumar
April 30, 2018

Master GIS Applications on Modelling and Mapping the Risks of Diseases Infections transmitted by mosquitoes, ticks, triatomine bugs, sandflies, and black flies cause significant rates of death and disease, especially in developing countries. Why are certain places more susceptible to vector-borne...

An Ebola Outbreak: Lessons from the 2014-2015 Epidemic

Gene Garrard Olinger, Jr.
March 26, 2018

This book recounts the Ebola Virus Outbreak of 2014-2015 by merging clinical and diagnostic issues with behavioral and political factors. Lessons learned are intended to help future respondents by improving coordination and collaboration. The book begins with a report of an earlier prediction of an...

Principles of Biostatistics, Second Edition

Marcello Pagano, Kimberlee Gauvreau
February 16, 2018

This edition is a reprint of the second edition published in 2000 by Brooks/Cole and then Cengage Learning. Principles of Biostatistics is aimed at students in the biological and health sciences who wish to learn modern research methods. It is based on a required course offered at the Harvard...

Microbial Control of Vector-Borne Diseases

Brij Kishore Tyagi, Dharumadurai Dhanasekaran
February 15, 2018

Vector-borne diseases have increasingly emerged as significant causes of human illnesses worldwide, largely due to environmental changes (deforestation), population movements (migration and travelling), international trades, and buildup of drug resistance. These are presenting major challenge to...

Human-Insect Interactions

Sergey Govorushko
December 27, 2017

This book presents a 360-degree picture of the world of insects and explores how their existence affects our lives: the "good, bad, and ugly" aspects of their interactions with humankind. It provides a lucid introductory text for beginning undergraduate students in the life sciences, particularly...

Survival Analysis with Interval-Censored Data: A Practical Approach with Examples in R, SAS, and BUGS

Kris Bogaerts, Arnost Komarek, Emmanuel Lesaffre
November 14, 2017

Survival Analysis with Interval-Censored Data: A Practical Approach with Examples in R, SAS, and BUGS provides the reader with a practical introduction into the analysis of interval-censored survival times. Although many theoretical developments have appeared in the last fifty years, interval...

Ebola: Clinical Patterns, Public Health Concerns

Joseph R. Masci, Elizabeth Bass
August 21, 2017

Ebola: Clinical Patterns, Public Health Concerns is a concise description and discussion of the Ebola virus and disease. The intended audience is medical practitioners, including those working in endemic areas as well as health-facility planners and public health practitioners. The book fills an...

Advances in the Assessment of Dietary Intake.

Dale A. Schoeller, M. Westerterp
August 16, 2017

Diet is a major factor in health and disease. Controlled, long-term studies in humans are impractical, and investigators have utilized long-term epidemiological investigations to study the contributions of diet to the human condition. Such studies, while valuable, have often been limited by...

Quantitative Methods for HIV/AIDS Research

Cliburn Chan, Michael G. Hudgens, Shein-Chung Chow
August 15, 2017

Quantitative Methods in HIV/AIDS Research provides a comprehensive discussion of modern statistical approaches for the analysis of HIV/AIDS data. The first section focuses on statistical issues in clinical trials and epidemiology that are unique to or particularly challenging in HIV/AIDS research;...

Absolute Risk: Methods and Applications in Clinical Management and Public Health

Ruth M. Pfeiffer, Mitchell H. Gail
July 26, 2017

Absolute Risk: Methods and Applications in Clinical Management and Public Health provides theory and examples to demonstrate the importance of absolute risk in counseling patients, devising public health strategies, and clinical management. The book provides sufficient technical detail to allow...

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