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Diarrhoeal Diseases: Research Perspectives

1st Edition

N. Appaji Rao, N. K. Ganguly
December 06, 2001

Cholera and Diarrhoeal diseases continue to be a scourge of mankind, especially in the developing countries. One of the successful approaches to the control of diarrhoeal diseases is the use of mass vaccinations, but there are uncertainties about the effectiveness of old vaccines. Unfortunately,...

Causal Analysis in Biomedicine and Epidemiology: Based on Minimal Sufficient Causation

1st Edition

Mikel Aickin
November 09, 2001

"Provides current models, tools, and examples for the formulation and evaluation of scientific hypotheses in causal terms. Introduces a new method of model parametritization. Illustrates structural equations and graphical elements for complex causal systems."...

Principles of Medical Statistics

1st Edition

Alvan R. Feinstein
September 14, 2001

The get-it-over-with-quickly approach to statistics has been encouraged - and often necessitated - by the short time allotted to it in most curriculums. If included at all, statistics is presented briefly, as a task to be endured mainly because pertinent questions may appear in subsequent...

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

1st Edition

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

1st Edition

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

1st Edition

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

1st Edition

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

1st Edition

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

1st Edition

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

1st Edition

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

1st Edition

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

1st Edition

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...