Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Preventive Medicine


Author: James F. Jekel
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 141603496X
Category: Medical
Page: 421
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Succinct yet thorough, this updated edition offers the best knowledge on epidemiology, biostatistics, preventive medicine, and public health in one convenient source. This text also serves as an outstanding resource for preparing for the USMLE, and the American Board of Preventive Medicine, and includes STUDENT CONSULT online access.

A Dictionary of Epidemiology


Author: John M. Last Professor of Epidemiology University of Ottawa (Emeritus)
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 019977434X
Category: Medical
Page: 224
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Dictionary making never ends because languages are always changing. Widely used throughout the world, this book will continue to serve as the standard English-language dictionary of epidemiology and many from related fields such as biostatistics, infectious disease control, health promotion, genetics, clinical epidemiology, health economics, and medical ethics. The definitions are clear and concise, but there is space for some brief essays and discussions of the provenance of important terms. Sponsored by the International Epidemiological Association, the dictionary represents the consensus of epidemiologists in many different countries. All the definitions were reviewed repeatedly by an international network of contributors from every major branch of epidemiology. They are authoritative without being authoritarian. The Fourth Edition contains well over 150 new entries anad substantial revisions of about the same number of definitions, plus a dozen new illustrations. Many of the new terms relate to methods used in environmental and clinical epidemiology.

Drug Epidemiology / Pharmako-Epidemiologie

The English-German Dictionary with German-English Subject Index and Critical Appraisal Forms for Literature Review / Das englisch-deutsche Wörterbuch mit deutsch-englischem Sachregister und Formularen zur kritischen Literaturbewertung
Author: Annekarin Bertelsmann
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642787134
Category: Medical
Page: 182
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Die Pharmakoepidemiologie ist im Bereich der Gesundheitswissenschaften eine der jüngsten Disziplinen. Sie verbindet die Wissenschaftsbereiche Pharmakologie, klinische Medizin, Epidemiologie und Biostatistik und ist dadurch zur wissenschaftlichen Basis der Praxis der Arzneimittelsicherheit geworden. Das vorliegende englisch-deutsche Wörterbuch enthält die wichtigsten Termini (ca. 500), Definitionen und Konzepte des epidemiologischen Themenspektrums und richtet sich an alle, die Gesundheitsforschung betreiben oder sich mit ihren Ergebnissen auseinandersetzen. Das Buch will dazu beitragen, den Gebrauch von fachspezifischen Termini im Bereich Pharmakoepidemiologie international zu standardisieren. Zur Definition von Begriffen ist jeweils die Originalliteratur herangezogen worden. Die Fundstelle ist für jeden Terminus angegeben und soll dem Benutzer so die Möglichkeit geben, sich bei Bedarf auch umfassender mit einem Begriff und seinem Umfeld auseinandersetzen zu können.

An Introduction to Epidemiology


Author: Thomas C. Timmreck
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 9780763700607
Category: Medical
Page: 505
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This text for advanced undergraduate and graduate students can also serve as a reference for epidemiologists working in the field, industrial hygienists, infectious disease nurses, and staff epidemiologists. Coverage progresses from foundations, disease concepts, and epidemiological measures of heal

Statistics for Epidemiology


Author: Nicholas P. Jewell
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 0203496868
Category: Medical
Page: 352
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Statistical ideas have been integral to the development of epidemiology and continue to provide the tools needed to interpret epidemiological studies. Although epidemiologists do not need a highly mathematical background in statistical theory to conduct and interpret such studies, they do need more than an encyclopedia of "recipes." Statistics for Epidemiology achieves just the right balance between the two approaches, building an intuitive understanding of the methods most important to practitioners and the skills to use them effectively. It develops the techniques for analyzing simple risk factors and disease data, with step-by-step extensions that include the use of binary regression. It covers the logistic regression model in detail and contrasts it with the Cox model for time-to-incidence data. The author uses a few simple case studies to guide readers from elementary analyses to more complex regression modeling. Following these examples through several chapters makes it easy to compare the interpretations that emerge from varying approaches. Written by one of the top biostatisticians in the field, Statistics for Epidemiology stands apart in its focus on interpretation and in the depth of understanding it provides. It lays the groundwork that all public health professionals, epidemiologists, and biostatisticians need to successfully design, conduct, and analyze epidemiological studies.

Epidemiology


Author: K. Vuylsteek,Manuel Hallen
Publisher: IOS Press
ISBN: 9789051991505
Category: Medical
Page: 367
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Epidemiology is the study of the distribution and determinants of health-related states or events in specified populations, and the application of this to the control of health.

Epidemiology, Health & Society

Selected Papers
Author: Mervyn Susser
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: N.A
Category: Medical
Page: 309
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A major contemporary figure in epidemiology, Dr. Mervyn Susser here addresses many of the broader concerns of the field, such as the logic of judgment about relations between presumed causes and effects, and the social context of epidemiological studies and of health in general. This collection of 28 papers is divided into six sections, each preceded by an introduction which demonstrates their web of common themes. Epidemiologists, public health practitioners, and sociologists find much of value in this carefully selected presentation, which draws on the author's wide knowledge and experience.

Veterinary Epidemiology

An Introduction
Author: Dirk Pfeiffer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405176946
Category: Medical
Page: 135
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This concise introduction to the subject. Taking a 'no statistics' approach, this book covers all the core principles you need to know for your epidemiology course, including: The basic epidemiological concepts, Understanding and designing epidemiological studies.

Introduction to Epidemiology


Author: Ray Merrill
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 9780763766221
Category: Medical
Page: 417
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This is the ideal introductory text for the epidemiology student with minimal training in the biomedical sciences and statistics.

Epidemiology

An Introduction
Author: Kenneth J. Rothman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199754551
Category: Medical
Page: 268
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The second edition of this essential introduction to epidemiology presents the core concepts in a unified approach that aims to cut through the fog and elucidate the fundamental concepts.

Introduction to Epidemiology


Author: Ray M. Merrill,Thomas C. Timmreck
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 9780763735821
Category: Medical
Page: 352
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An Introduction to Epidemiology, Fourth Edition is intended for introductory courses in health-related programs at both the advanced undergraduate and graduate levels. It is also a valuable reference for epidemiologists working in the field, industrial hygienists, infectious disease nurses, and staff epidemiologists.

Epidemiology


Author: Leon Gordis
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1437700519
Category: Medical
Page: 400
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This popular book is written by the award-winning teacher, Dr. Leon Gordis of the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University. He introduces the basic principles and concepts of epidemiology in clear, concise writing and his inimitable style. This book provides an understanding of the key concepts in the following 3 fully updated sections: Section I: The Epidemiologic Approach to Disease and Intervention; Section II: Using Epidemiology to Identify the Causes of Disease; Section III: Applying Epidemiology to Evaluation and Policy. Clear, practical graphs and charts, cartoons, and review questions with answers reinforce the text and aid in comprehension. Utilizes new full-color format to enhance readability and clarity. Provides new and updated figures, references and concept examples to keep you absolutely current - new information has been added on Registration of Clinical Trials, Case-Cohort Design, Case-Crossover Design, and Sources and Impact of Uncertainty (disease topics include: Obesity, Asthma, Thyroid Cancer, Helicobacter Pylori and gastric/duodenal ulcer and gastric cancer, Mammography for women in their forties) - expanded topics include Person-time. Please note: electronic rights were not granted for several images in this product. Introduces both the underlying concepts as well as the practical uses of epidemiology in public health and in clinical practice. Systemizes learning and review with study questions in each section and an answer key and index. Illustrates textual information with clear and informative full-color illustrations, many created by the author and tested in the classroom.

Clinical Epidemiology

The Essentials
Author: Robert H. Fletcher,Suzanne W. Fletcher
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9780781752152
Category: Medical
Page: 252
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This introduction to epidemiology helps medical, nursing, and pharmacy students develop a system to observe and assess outcomes in similar patient types, and then apply this knowledge of outcomes to improve future patient care. The Fourth Edition has been redesigned to enhance understanding with new illustrations, pedagogical tools, examples, and summary boxes. According to a faculty member at the University of North Carolina, "This is one of the few books truly written for students of clinical epidemiology...I've used it in the past and would do so in the future. The book is comprehensive and takes a practical approach to explaining important topics."

Epidemiology: A Very Short Introduction


Author: Rodolfo Saracci
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191609242
Category: Medical
Page: 160
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What is epidemiology? What are the causes of a new disease? How can pandemics be prevented? Epidemiology is the study of the changing patterns of disease and its main aim is to improve the health of populations. It's a vital field, central to the health of society, to the identification of causes of disease, and to their management and prevention. Epidemiology has had an impact on many areas of medicine; from discovering the relationship between tobacco smoking and lung cancer, to the origin and spread of new epidemics. However, it is often poorly understood, largely due to misrepresentations in the media. In this Very Short Introduction Rodolfo Saracci dispels some of the myths surrounding the study of epidemiology. He provides a general explanation of the principles behind clinical trials, and explains the nature of basic statistics concerning disease. He also looks at the ethical and political issues related to obtaining and using information concerning patients, and trials involving placebos. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Field Epidemiology


Author: Michael B. Gregg
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195142594
Category: Medical
Page: 451
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Field epidemiology involves the application of epidemiologic methods to unexpected health problems when a rapid on-site investigation is necessary for timely intervention. Based on decades of experience in both infectious and non-infectious diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this book describes in simple and practical terms the distinct approach, tasks, and actions needed for successful field investigations. Guidance is given on such issues as how to perform surveillance, manage and execute field investigations, collect and analyze data, perform surveys, adapt a personal computer for field use, and communicate the findings. Specific advice is also given on such subjects as dealing with the media; investigations in healthcare, day-care, and international settings; and the legal aspects of field studies. An entire chapter covers the proper collection, handling, and testing of infectious and non-infectious agents in the field. In the Second Edition, four new chapters cover many unique aspects of field studies in the workplace, after natural disasters, in preparation for and response to possible bioterrorist attacks, and by state and local health departments. Finally, an appendix describes how to investigate a common source food-borne epidemic. This text gives public health professionals and students a practical and complete reference to use in virtually any field investigation setting.

Social Epidemiology


Author: Lisa F. Berkman,Professor and Chair Department of Health and Social Behavior Lisa F Berkman, PH.D.,Ichiro Kawachi,Professor of Social Epidemiology & Chairman of the Department of Society Human Development and Health Ichiro Kawachi
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195083316
Category: Medical
Page: 391
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This book shows the important links between social conditions and health and begins to describe the processes through which these health inequalities may be generated. It reviews a range of methodologies that could be used by health researchers in this field and proposes innovative future research directions.

Basic Epidemiology


Author: R. Bonita,R. Beaglehole,Tord Kjellström,World Health Organization
Publisher: World Health Organization
ISBN: 9241547073
Category: Medical
Page: 213
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Basic epidemiology provides an introduction to the core principles and methods of epidemiology, with a special emphasis on public health applications in developing countries. This edition includes chapters on the nature and uses of epidemiology; the epidemiological approach to defining and measuring the occurrence of health-related states in populations; the strengths and limitations of epidemiological study designs; and the role of epidemiology in evaluating the effectiveness and efficiency of health care. The book has a particular emphasis on modifiable environmental factors and encourages the application of epidemiology to the prevention of disease and the promotion of health, including environmental and occupational health.