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Computer Assisted Analysis of Mixtures and Applications: Meta Analysis, Disease Mapping, and Others

Dankmar Bohning
November 22, 1999

Computer Assisted Analysis of Mixtures summarizes developments in the field over the last 20 years . Along with advancements in theory and algorithms, it explores developments in biometric applications, such as meta-analysis, disease mapping, fertility studies, estimation of prevalence under...

Statistical Aspects of BSE and vCJD: Models for Epidemics

C A Donnelly, N M Ferguson
July 21, 1999

Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) or "mad cow disease," first diagnosed in late 1986, is transmitted through feed, indirect horizontal transmission, apparently maternally and possibly horizontally, through cattle-to-cattle contact or a contaminated environment. With no ante-mortem test yet...

The Epidemic of Health Care Worker Injury: An Epidemiology

William Charney, Guy Fragala
December 09, 1998

Traditionally, health care worker injury exposure data is analyzed one category at a time, which tends to isolate the researcher from a more global perspective of an industry-wide analysis. The Epidemic of Health Care Worker Injury: An Epidemiology provides an industry-wide analysis that...

Health Care Needs Assessment: The Epidemiologically Based Needs Assessment Reviews

P.R. Croft, Andrew Stevens
March 31, 1997

This volume, focusing on low back pain, is part of a survey of health care needs for specific conditions, published on behalf of the Department of Health. This study overall considers questions such as the population's needs, the services available or unavailable to them, the effectiveness of these...

Ethnoepidemiology on Cancer

December 27, 1996

Ethnoepidemiology, a new area of study in the field of cancer prevention and treatment, considers characteristic behavior patterns and physical and cultural factors that may be associated with some types of cancers. This exciting new field, which brings aspects of epidemiology, ethnology, ecology,...

Statistics in Epidemiology: Methods, Techniques and Applications

Hardeo Sahai, Anwer Khurshid
December 21, 1995

Epidemiologic studies provide research strategies for investigating public health and scientific questions relating to the factors that cause and prevent ailments in human populations. Statistics in Epidemiology: Methods, Techniques and Applications presents a comprehensive review of the wide range...

Acinetobacter: Microbiology, Epidemiology, Infections, Management

E. Bergogne-Berezin, Marie-Laure Joly-Guillou, Kevin J. Towner
December 05, 1995

Acinetobacter details the clinical aspects of this bacterium responsible for many infections in hospitalized patients. This reference explains the importance of these organisms, both from the patient's viewpoint and the economic perspective, and provides clinicians with the knowledge they need to...

An Introduction to Environmental Epidemiology

Evelyn Talbott, Gunther F. Craun
July 13, 1995

An Introduction to Environmental Epidemiology covers the basics of environmental exposure, health, and disease. Written to be easily accessible to readers with no formal training in epidemiology or statistics, this practical introduction is an ideal text/reference for students and professionals in...

Cancer Mortality and Morbidity StatisticsJapan and the World - 1993

June 07, 1994

Cancer statistics are useful for identifying the magnitude of cancer problems in populations and to evaluate the effects of cancer control measures. Analyses of cancer statistics often provide etiological clues and suggest methods for countermeasures for cancer prevention. This book presents...

Biostatistics for Epidemiologists

Anders Ahlbom
March 25, 1993

Biostatistics for Epidemiologists is a unique book that provides a collection of methods that can be used to analyze data in most epidemiological studies. It examines the theoretical background of the methods described and discusses general principles that apply to the analysis of epidemiological...

Occupational Epidemiology, Second Edition

Richard R. Monson
April 25, 1990

The objective of this second edition of Occupational Epidemiology is to update and extend the first edition. It includes a basic introduction to epidemiology in the occupational context and introduces new analytic methods. This volume-packed with mostly new material-empasizes the relation between...

Demography and Vector-Borne Diseases

Michael W. Service
September 30, 1989

An in-depth overview on the demo-graphic changes occurring world-wide and the repercussions this is having on the pattern of vector-borne disease is pre-sented in this book. Internationally recognized scientists, epidemiologists, entomologists, parasitologists, and ecologists are contributing...