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Statistics bibliography 07 - medical

Akramuzzaman, S.M. et al. (2000). Increased childhood morbidity after measles is short-term in urban Bangladesh. American Journal of Epidemiology 151 (7), 723-735. [free pdf]


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Auvert, B. et al. (2005). Randomized, controlled intervention trial of male circumcision for reduction of HIV infection risk: The ANRS 1265 trial. PLoS Medicine 2(11) [free pdf]


Azim T. et al. (2000). Prevalence of HIV and syphilis among high risk groups in Bangladesh. AIDS 14, 210-201.


Beck, L.R. et al. (2000). Remote sensing and human health: New sensors and new opportunities. Emerging Infectious Diseases 6 (3), 217-227. [free pdf]


Bhandari, N. et al. (2002). Growth performance of affluent Indian children is similar to that in developed countries. Bulletin of the World Health Organization 80 (3), 189-195. [free pdf]


Boerma, J.T. et al. (2003). Estimates of HIV-1 prevalence from national population-based surveys as a new gold standard. Lancet 362, 1929-31 (6 December).[free pdf]


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Boller, C. et al. (2003). Quality and comparison of antenatal care in public and private providers in the United Republic of Tanzania. Bulletin of the World Health Organization 81 (2), 116-122. [free pdf]


Brody, H. et al. (2000). Map-making and myth-making in Broad Street: the London cholera epidemic, 1854. Lancet 356, 64-68 (1 July). [free pdf]


Bromen, K. & JŲckel, K.-H. (1997). Change in male proportion among newborn infants. (Letter) Lancet 349, 804-805 (15 March).


Brugha, R.F. & Kevany, J.P. (1996). Maximizing immunization coverage through home visit: a controlled trial in an urban area of Ghana. Bulletin of the World Health Organization 74 (5), 517-524. [free pdf]


Burton, A.H. and Mertens, T.E. (1998). Provisional country estimates of prevalent adult humman immunodeficiency virus infections as of end 1994. A description of the methods. International Journal of Epidemiology 27 (1), 101-107. [free pdf]


Chiller, T.M. et al. (2006). Reducing diarrhoea in Guatemalan children: randomized controlled trial of flocculant-disinfectant for drinking water. Bulletin of the World Heath Organization 84 (1), 28-35. [free pdf]


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Connor, J. et al. (2002). Driver sleepiness and risk of serious injury to car occupants: population based case control study. BMJ 324, 1125 (11 May). [free pdf]


Conaty, S.J. (2004). When is a randomised trial a randomised trial? (Rapid response) (25 August). [not accessible]


Dowdney, L. et al. (1999). Psychological disturbance and service provision in parentally bereaved children: prospective case-control study. BMJ 319, 354-357 (7 August). [free pdf]


Downey, M. (2000). Muddying the waters: fluoride in drinking water (Letter). Lancet 355, 1644-1645 (6 May). [free html]


Dockerty, J.D. et al. (2000). Case-control study of parental age, parity and socioeconomic level in relation to childhood cancers. International Journal of Epidemiology 30 (6), 1428-1437. [free pdf]


Dondero, T.J. & Gill, O.N. (1991). Large-scale HIV serologic surveys: what has been learned? AIDS 5, Suppl 2:S63-S69.


Elliott, P. & Savitz, D.A. (2008). Design issues in small-area studies of environment and health. Environmental Health Perspectives 116 (8), 1098-1104. [free pdf]


Euser, A.M. et al. (2009). Cohort studies: Prospective versus retrospective. Nephron Clinical Practice 113, c214-c217. [free pdf]


Frerichs, R.R. & Shaheen, M.A. (2001). Small-community-based-surveys. Annual Review of Public Health 22, 231-247. [free pdf]


Fang, L.-Q. et al. (2008). Environmental factors contributing to the spread of H5N1 avian influenza in mainland China. PLoS One 3 (5), e2268.;jsessionid=6C3F6E92929FCCB3D3D69B8C3F00B943?uri=info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0002268&representation=PDF [free pdf]


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Fergusson, D. et al. (2004). Turning a blind eye: the success of blinding reported in a random sample of randomised, placebo controlled trials. 328 (online 22 January). [free pdf]


Fritzsche, M. (2002). Seasonal correlation of sporadic schizophrenia to Ixodes ticks and Lyme borreliosis. International Journal of Health Geographics 1: 2. [free pdf]


Grais, R.F. et al. (2009). Learning lessons from field surveys in humanitarian contexts: a case study of field surveys conducted in North Kivu, DRC 2006-2008. Conflict and Health 3:8. [free pdf]


Grais, R.E. et al. (2007). Don't spin the pen: two alternative methods for second stage sampling in urban cluster surveys. Emerging Themes in Epidemiology 4:8. [free pdf]


Gibney, L. et al. (2001). Human immunodeficiency virus, hepatitis B, C and D in Bangladesh's trucking industry: prevalence and risk factors. International Journal of Epidemiology 30 (4), 887-884. [free pdf]


Grace, N.D. et al. (1966). The present status of shunts for portal hypertension in cirrhosis. Journal of Gastroenterology 50 (5), 253-272.


Gregson, S. (2002). Sexual mixing patterns and sex-differentials in teenage exposure to HIV infection in rural Zimbabwe. Lancet 359, 1886-1903 (1 June). [free pdf]


Geissler, P.W. et al. (1998). Geophagy, iron status and anaemia among primary school children in Western Kenya. Tropical Medicine and International Health 3 (7), 529-535. [free pdf]


Gesler, W. (1986). The uses of spatial analysis in medical geography - a review. Social Science and Medicine 23, 963-973.


Grimsrud, T.K. et al. (2002). Exposure to different forms of nickel and risk of lung cancer. American Journal of Epidemiology 156 (12), 1123-1132. [free pdf]


Gorstein, al. (1994). Issues in the assessment of nutritional state using anthropometry. Bulletin of the World Health Organization 72 (2), 273-283. [free pdf]


Hatfield, J. & Murphy, S. (2007). The effects of mobile phone use on pedestrian crossing behaviour at signalised and unsignalised intersections. Accident Analysis and Prevention 39 (1), 197-205.


Hawkes, S. et al. (2002). Reproductive tract infections: prevalence and risk factors in rural Bangladesh. Bulletin of the World Health Organization 80 (3), 180-188. [free pdf]


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Hillier, S. et al. (2000). Fluoride in drinking water and risk of hip fracture in the UK: a case-control study. Lancet 355, 265-269 (22 January).


Hall, A.J. (2001). Ecological studies and debate on rotavirus vaccine and intussusception (Letter). Lancet 358, 1197-1198 (13 October). [free html]


Hildebrand, P. et al. (2000). Risk among gastroenterologists of acquiring Helicobacter pylori infection: case-control study. BMJ 321, 149 (15 July). [free pdf]


Henderson, R.H. & Sundaresan, T. (1982). Cluster sampling to assess immunization coverage: a review of experience with a simplified sampling method. Bulletin of the World Health Organization 60 (2), 253-260. [free pdf]


Hurtig, A.K. & San SebastiŠn, M. (2002). Geographical differences in cancer incidence in the Amazon basin of Ecuador in relation to residence near oil fields. International Journal of Epidemiology 31, 1021-1027. [free pdf]


Hurtig, AK & San SebastiŠn M.S. (2003). Epidemiology on the side of the angels ... or the people? (Letter) International Journal of Epidemiology 32 (4), 658-659. [free pdf]


Hurtig, A.K. & San Sebastiani , M. et al. (2005). Epidemiology vs epidemiology: the case of oil exploitation in the Amazon basin of Ecuador. International Journal of Epidemiology 34 (5), 1170-1172. [free pdf]


Kalluri, S. et al. (2007). Surveillance of Arthropod Vector-Borne Infectious Diseases Using Remote Sensing Techniques: A Review. PLoS Pathogens 3 (10), e116. [free pdf]


Kapikian, A.Z. (2002). Ecological studies, rotavirus vaccination, and intussusception. (Letter) Lancet 359, 1065-1066 (23 March). [free]


King, L.K. et al. (2000). An assessment of the safety of street foods in the Ga district, of Ghana; implications for the spread of zoonoses. Acta Tropica 76 (1), 39-43.


Kuehni, C.E. et al. (2006). Association between reported exposure to road traffic and respiratory symptoms in children: evidence of bias. International Journal of Epidemiology 35 (3), 779-786. [free pdf]


Kumar, R. (2006). Trends in HIV-1 in young adults in south India from 2000 to 2004: a prevalence study. Lancet 367, 1164-1172 (April 8). [free pdf]


Lee, A. et al. (2001). Morbidity patterns of non-urgent patients attending accident and emergency departments in Hong Kong: cross-sectional study. Hong Kong Medical Journal 7 (2), 131-138. [free pdf]


Lindsay, S.W. et al. (2000). Effect of 1997-98 El Nino on highland malaria Tanzania. Lancet 355, 989-990 (18 March).


Marshall, S.W. et al.(2002). An ecologic study of protective equipment and injury in two contact sports. International Journal of Epidemiology 31 (3), 587-592. [free pdf]


Macfarlane, G.J. et al. (2000). Mortality among UK Gulf War veterans. Lancet 356,17-21 (1 July).


Males, M. (2002). Measures to reduce smoking in films should penalise film and tobacco industries (Letter) BMJ 324, 1338 (1 June). [free pdf]


Magnussen, P. & Bygbjerg, I.C. (1990). Treatment of Plasmodium falciparum with mefloquine alone or in combination with IV quinine at the Department of Communicable and Tropical Diseases, Righospitalet, Copenhagen 1982-1988. Danish Medical Bulletin 37, 563-564.


Morgenstern, H. (1982). Uses of ecologic analysis in epidemiologic research. American Journal of Public Health 72 (12), 1336-1344. [free pdf]


Mian, A. et al. (2002). Vulnerability to homicide in Karachi: political activity as a risk factor. International Journal of Epidemiology 31 (3), 581-585. [free pdf]


M'ikanatha, N.M. et al. (Eds) (2007). Infectious disease surveillance. Wiley-Blackwell, 560 pp. [not available in full on line]


Mishra, V. et al. (2006). HIV testing in national population-based surveys: experience from the Demographic and Health Surveys. Bulletin of the World Health Organization 84 (7), 537-545. [free pdf]


Mansfield, P. (2000). Muddying the waters: fluoride in drinking water (Letter). Lancet 355, 1645 (6 May). [free pdf]


Menzies, D. et al. (2003). Effect of ultraviolet germicidal lights installed in office ventilation systems on workers' health and wellbeing: double-blind multiple crossover trial. Lancet 362, 1785-1791 (November 29).


MÝller H. (1966). Change in male:female ratio among newborn infants in Denmark. Lancet 348, 828-29 (21 September).


Marsh, J.L. et al. (2002). Removal of radiation dose response effects: an example of over-matching. BMJ 325, 327-30 (10 August). [free pdf]


Martin-Prevel, Y. et al. (2001). Decreased attendance at routine health activities mediates deterioration in nutritional status of young African children under worsening socioeconomic conditions. International Journal of Epidemiology 30 (3), 493-500. [free pdf]


Murphy, T.V. et al. (2003). The first rotavirus vaccine and intussusception: Epidemiological studies and policy decisions. Journal of Infectious Diseases 187 (8), 1309-1313. [free pdf]


Murphy, B.R. et al. (2003). Reappraisal of the association of intussusception with the licensed live rotavirus vaccine challenges initial conclusions. The Journal of Infectious Diseases 187 (8), 1301-1308. [free pdf]


Odent, M. et al. (2002). Encouraging pregnant women to eat fish did not show effect (Letter). BMJ 324, 1279 (25 May).


O'Farrell, N. & Egger, M. (2000). Circumcision in men and the prevention of HIV infection: a 'meta-analysis' revisited. International Journal of STD & AIDS 11 (3), 137-142.


Olsen, N. & Secher, N.J. (2002). Low consumption of seafood in early pregnancy as a risk factor for preterm delivery: prospective cohort study. BMJ 324, 447 (23 February). [free pdf]


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Rogers, D.J. et al. (2002) Satellite imagery in the study and forecast of malaria. Nature 415, 710-715. [free pdf]


Rose, A.M.C. et al. (2006). A comparison of cluster and systematic sampling methods for measuring crude mortality. Bulletin of the World Health Organization 84 (4), 290-296. [free pdf]


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Rubin, G.J. et al. (2005). Psychological and behavioural reactions to the bombings in London on 7 July 2005:cross sectional survey of a representative sample of Londoners. 331 (online 26 August) [free pdf]


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Symonds, R.P.(2002). Cancer biology may be more important than diagnostic delay (Letter). BMJ 325, 774 (5 October).


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