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.

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.

Introduction to Epidemiology


Author: Merrill
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 1284113310
Category: Medical
Page: 340
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Introduction to Epidemiology, Seventh Edition 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.

Epidemiology E-Book


Author: Leon Gordis
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1455742511
Category: Medical
Page: 416
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Epidemiology, by award-winning educator and epidemiologist Leon Gordis, is a best-selling introduction to this complex science. Dr. Gordis leverages his vast experience teaching this subject in the classroom to introduce the basic principles and concepts of epidemiology in a clear, uniquely memorable way. He guides you from an explanation of the epidemiologic approach to disease and intervention, through the use of epidemiologic principles to identify the causes of disease, to a discussion of how epidemiology should be used to improve evaluation and public policy. It’s your best choice for an accessible yet rich understanding of epidemiology! Gain a solid foundation of basic epidemiologic principles as well as practical applications in public health and clinical practice. Visualize concepts vividly through abundant full-color figures, graphs, and charts. Check your understanding of essential information with 120 multiple-choice epidemiology self-assessment questions. Master the latest nuances in epidemiology thanks to a wealth of new and updated illustrations, examples, and epidemiologic data.

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 for Public Health Practice


Author: Robert H. Friis,Thomas Sellers
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 1449651585
Category: Education
Page: 804
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Now in its Fifth Edition, this best-selling text offers comprehensive coverage of all the major topics in introductory epidemiology. With extensive treatment of the heart of epidemiology—from study designs to descriptive epidemiology to quantitative measures—this reader-friendly text is accessible and interesting to a wide range of beginning students in all health-related disciplines. A unique focus is given to real-world applications of epidemiology and the development of skills that students can apply in subsequent course work and in the field. The Fifth Edition is a thorough revision with updated data throughout including: the top 10 leading causes of death, motor vehicle traffic death rates, mortality ratios, infant mortality rates, cancer deaths rates, tuberculosis incidence, life expectancy, incidence of AIDS, breast cancer death rates, tobacco consumption, dementia, suicide rates, unintentional injuries and much more.

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.

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.

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.

Clinical Epidemiology

The Essentials
Author: Robert Fletcher,Robert Fletcher, MD, Msc,Suzanne W. Fletcher
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 1469826259
Category: Medical
Page: 272
View: 2017

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Now in its Fifth Edition, Clinical Epidemiology: The Essentials is a comprehensive, concise, and clinically oriented introduction to the subject of epidemiology. Written by expert educators, this text introduces students to the principles of evidence-based medicine that will help them develop and apply methods of clinical observation in order to form accurate conclusions. The Fifth Edition includes more complete coverage of systematic reviews and knowledge management, as well as other key topics such as abnormality, diagnosis, frequency and risk, prognosis, treatment, prevention, chance, studying cases and cause.

Essentials of Epidemiology in Public Health


Author: Ann Aschengrau,Boston University School of Public Health Boston Massachusetts Ann Aschengrau,George R. Seage
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 1449657354
Category: Education
Page: 650
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Successfully tested in the authors' courses at Boston University and Harvard University, this text combines theory and practice in presenting traditional and new epidemiologic concepts. Broad in scope, the text opens with five chapters covering the basic epidemiologic concepts and data sources. A major emphasis is placed on study design, with separate chapters devoted to each of the three main analytic designs: experimental, cohort, and case-control studies. Full chapters on bias, confounding, and random error, including the role of statistics in epidemiology, ensure that students are well-equipped with the necessary information to interpret the results of epidemiologic studies. An entire chapter is also devoted to the concept of effect measure modification, an often-neglected topic in introductory textbooks. Up-to-date examples from the epidemiologic literature on diseases of public health importance are provided throughout the book. The Third Edition is a thorough update that offers: New examples, the latest references, and public health statistics. Nearly 50 new review questions. Updated discussion of certain epidemiologic methods. New figures depicting epidemiologic concepts."

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.

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.

Causal Inference and Scientific Paradigms in Epidemiology


Author: Steven S. Coughlin
Publisher: Bentham Science Publishers
ISBN: 1608051811
Category: Medical
Page: 70
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This anthology of articles on causal inference and scientific paradigms in epidemiology covers several important topics including the search for causal explanations, the strengths and limitations of causal criteria, quantitative approaches for assessing causal relationships that are relevant to epidemiology and emerging paradigms in epidemiologic research. In order to provide historical context, an overview of philosophical and historical developments relevant to causal inference in epidemiology and public health is also provided. Several theoretical and applied aspects of causal inference are dealt with. the aim of this Ebook is not only to summarize important developments in causal inference in epidemiology but also to identify possible ways to enhance the search for causal explanations for diseases and injuries. Examples are provided from such fields as chronic disease epidemiology, Veterans health, and environmental epidemiology. a particular goal of the Ebook is to provide ideas for strengthening causal inference in epidemiology in the context of refined research paradigms. These topics are important because the results of epidemiologic studies contribute to generalizable knowledge by clarifying the causes of diseases, by combining epidemiologic data with information from other disciplines (for example, psychology and industrial hygiene), by evaluating the consistency of epidemiologic data with etiological hypotheses about causation, and by providing the basis for evaluating procedures for health promotion and prevention and public health practices.

Epidemiology

Key to Prevention
Author: Klaus Krickeberg,Van Trong Pham,Thi My Hanh Pham
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781461412052
Category: Medical
Page: 256
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This book is meant for adoption in first courses on epidemiology in Medical Schools and Faculties of Public Health in developing and transition countries and in workshops in these countries, taught for example by members of international organizations. It is also suitable for parallel or second reading within curricula in developed countries and for teaching epidemiology in a Master’s programme on “International Health”. The book will enable any lecturer to compose his or her introductory courses on epidemiology by selecting the material deemed appropriate. It will provide a solid foundation for more advanced teaching. The intended readership consists in the first place of general medical students; students following the programme “Preventive Physician” that runs parallel to general medical studies in some countries; students starting to specialize in Public Health; and lecturers in epidemiology. The book can also serve well as an introduction into epidemiology for anybody else interested in this field, for example staff of health institutions. Examples and practical work are taken from the present situation of health in Vietnam, which can easily be adapted to any other developing or transition country.

Veterinary Epidemiology


Author: Michael Thrusfield
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111828027X
Category: Medical
Page: 888
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A comprehensive introduction to the role of epidemiology in veterinary medicine This fully revised and expanded edition of Veterinary Epidemiology introduces readers to the field of veterinary epidemiology. The new edition also adds new chapters on the design of observational studies, validity in epidemiological studies, systematic reviews, and statistical modelling, to deliver more advanced material. This updated edition begins by offering an historical perspective on the development of veterinary medicine. It then addresses the full scope of epidemiology, with chapters covering causality, disease occurrence, determinants, disease patterns, disease ecology, and much more. Veterinary Epidemiology, Fourth Edition: ● Features updates of all chapters to provide a current resource on the subject of veterinary epidemiology ● Presents new chapters essential to the continued advancement of the field ● Includes examples from companion animal, livestock, and avian medicine, as well as aquatic animal diseases ● Focuses on the principles and concepts of epidemiology, surveillance, and diagnostic-test validation and performance ● Includes access to a companion website providing multiple choice questions Veterinary Epidemiology is an invaluable reference for veterinary general practitioners, government veterinarians, agricultural economists, and members of other disciplines interested in animal disease. It is also essential reading for epidemiology students at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Epidemiology of Chronic Disease


Author: Randall E. Harris
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 0763780472
Category: Medical
Page: 723
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Epidemiology of Chronic Disease: Global Perspectives is the most current and authoritative resource on the epidemiology, etiology, pathogenesis, risk factors and preventive factors of forty common chronic diseases. This comprehensive text provides readers with an excellent basis for examining current hypotheses regarding chronic disease epidemiology. Organized into eight sections, the text begins with an introductory chapter examines the new public health environment in which chronic diseases have replaced acute infectious conditions concurrent with improved health care and increasing longevity in many populations of the world. Subsequent sections cover cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases, major forms of cancer, diseases of the respiratory tract, metabolic and digestive diseases, musculoskeletal diseases, neurodegenerative diseases, and finally, three infectious diseases that often manifest as chronic conditions. Special sections in each chapter focus on controversial topics that can serve as a launching point for classroom discussion of molecular mechanisms of disease pathogenesis and the relevant epidemiologic issues pertaining to the prevention and control of chronic diseases.