Subject matter experts decide what topic to feature, and articles are selected from the last 3 to 6 months of published literature. Key topic coincides monthly with other CDC products (e.g. Vital Signs).
Aggressive and prosocial behavior: community violence, cognitive, and behavioral predictors among urban African American youth
McMahon SD, Todd NR, Martinez A, Coker C, Sheu CF, Washburn J, Shah S.
Am J Community Psychol. 2013 ;51(3-4):407-21.
Problem behavior and urban, low-income youth: a randomized controlled trial of positive action in Chicago
Lewis KM, Schure MB, Bavarian N, DuBois DL, Day J, Ji P, Silverthorn N, Acock A, Vuchinich S, Flay BR.
Am J Prev Med. 2013 ;44(6):622-30.
Changing course: preventing gang membership
Simon T, Ritter N, Mahendra R.
Greening vacant lots to reduce violent crime: a randomised controlled trial
Garvin EC, Cannuscio CC, Branas CC.
Inj Prev. 2013 ;19(3):198-203.
Street conflict mediation to prevent youth violence: conflict characteristics and outcomes
Whitehill JM, Webster DW, Vernick JS.
Inj Prev. 2013 Jun;19(3):204-9.
The impact of a middle school program to reduce aggression, victimization, and sexual violence
Espelage DL, Low S, Polanin JR, Brown EC.
J Adolesc Health. 2013 ;53(2):180-6.
The impact of family and peer protective factors on girls' violence perpetration and victimization
Shlafer RJ, McMorris BJ, Sieving RE, Gower AL.
J Adolesc Health. 2013 ;52(3):365-71.
Violence, crime, and abuse exposure in a national sample of children and youth: an update
Finkelhor D, Turner HA, Shattuck A, Hamby SL.
JAMA Pediatr. 2013 ;167(7):614-21.
Homicide rates among persons aged 10-24 years - United States, 1981-2010
David-Ferdon C, Dahlberg L, Kegler S.
MMWR. 2013 Jul 12;62(27):545-8.
Methodological challenges examining subgroup differences: examples from universal school-based youth violence prevention trials
Farrell AD, Henry DB, Bettencourt A.
Prev Sci. 2013 ;14(2):121-33.
Using surveillance data to inform community action: the effect of alcohol sale restrictions on intentional injury-related ambulance pickups
Masho SW, Bishop DL, Edmonds T, Farrell AD.
Prev Sci. 2014 ;15(1):22-30.
The names of CDC authors are indicated in bold text.
Articles published in the past 6-8 weeks authored by CDC or ATSDR staff.
The association of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, disability, engagement in social activities, and mortality among US adults aged 70 years or older, 1994-2006
Liu Y, Croft JB, Anderson LA, Wheaton AG, Presley-Cantrell LR, Ford ES.
Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis. 2014 ;9:75-83.
Progress of health plans toward meeting the Million Hearts clinical target for high blood pressure control - United States, 2010-2012
Patel MM, Datu B, Roman D, Barton MB, Ritchey MD, Wall HK, Loustalot F.
MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2014 Feb 14;63(6):127-30.
Diabetes Interactive Atlas
Kirtland KA, Burrows NR, Geiss LS.
Prev Chronic Dis. 2014 ;11:E17.
Humanized monoclonal antibody 2C9-cIgG has enhanced efficacy for yellow fever prophylaxis and therapy in an immunocompetent animal model
Julander JG, Thibodeaux BA, Morrey JD, Roehrig JT, Blair CD.
Antiviral Res. 2014 Jan 3;103c:32-38.
Molecular epidemiology of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in the United States-Affiliated Pacific Islands
Bamrah S, Desmond E, Ghosh S, France AM, Kammerer JS, Cowan LS, Heetderks A, Forbes A, Moonan PK.
Asia Pac J Public Health. 2014 Jan;26(1):77-84.
Clinical update in sexually transmitted diseases - 2014
Fanfair RN, Workowski KA.
Cleve Clin J Med. 2014 Feb;81(2):91-101.
HPV and HPV-associated diseases
Dunne EF, Park IU.
Infect Dis Clin North Am. 2013 Dec;27(4):765-78.
Notes from the field: Shigella with decreased susceptibility to azithromycin among men who have sex with men - United States, 2002-2013
Heiman KE, Karlsson M, Grass J, Howie B, Kirkcaldy RD, Mahon B, Brooks JT, Bowen A.
MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2014 Feb 14;63(6):132-3.
HIV infection among partners of HIV-infected black men who have sex with men - North Carolina, 2011-2013
Peters PJ, Gay C, Beagle S, Shankar A, Switzer WM, Hightow-Weidman LB.
MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2014 Feb 7;63(5):90-4.
Progress along the continuum of HIV care among blacks with diagnosed HIV - United States, 2010
Whiteside YO, Cohen SM, Bradley H, Skarbinski J, Hall HI, Lansky A.
MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2014 Feb 7;63(5):85-9.
CDC Grand Rounds: discovering new diseases via enhanced partnership between public health and pathology experts
Zaki S, Blau DM, Hughes JM, Nolte KB, Lynfield R, Carr W, Popovic T.
MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2014 Feb 14;63(6):121-126.
HIV care visits and time to viral suppression, 19 U.S. jurisdictions, and implications for treatment, prevention and the national HIV/AIDS strategy
Hall HI, Tang T, Westfall AO, Mugavero MJ.
PLoS One. 2013 ;8(12):e84318.
Patient retention, clinical outcomes and attrition-associated factors of HIV-infected patients enrolled in Zimbabwe's National Antiretroviral Therapy Programme, 2007-2010
Mutasa-Apollo T, Shiraishi RW, Takarinda KC, Dzangare J, Mugurungi O, Murungu J, Abdul-Quader A, Woodfill CJ.
PLoS One. 2014 ;9(1):e86305.
Multiple reassortment events among highly pathogenic avian influenza A(H5N1) viruses detected in Bangladesh
Gerloff NA, Khan SU, Balish A, Shanta IS, Simpson N, Berman L, Haider N, Poh MK, Islam A, Gurley E, Hasnat MA, Dey T, Shu B, Emery S, Lindstrom S, Haque A, Klimov A, Villanueva J, Rahman M, Azziz-Baumgartner E, Ziaur Rahman M, Luby SP, Zeidner N, Donis RO, Sturm-Ramirez K, Davis CT.
Virology. 2014 Feb;450-451:297-307.
Backyard poultry flocks and salmonellosis: a recurring, yet preventable public health challenge
Barton Behravesh C, Brinson D, Hopkins BA, Gomez TM.
Clin Infect Dis. 2014 Feb 5.
Use of the CDC autocidal gravid ovitrap to control and prevent outbreaks of Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae)
Barrera R, Amador M, Acevedo V, Caban B, Felix G, Mackay AJ.
J Med Entomol. 2014 Jan;51(1):145-154.
Mosquitoes of Zika Forest, Uganda: species composition and relative abundance
Kaddumukasa MA, Mutebi JP, Lutwama JJ, Masembe C, Akol AM.
J Med Entomol. 2014 Jan;51(1):104-113.
Ticks and tick-borne viruses from livestock hosts in arid and semiarid regions of the eastern and northeastern parts of Kenya
Lutomiah J, Musila L, Makio A, Ochieng C, Koka H, Chepkorir E, Mutisya J, Mulwa F, Khamadi S, Miller BR, Bast J, Schnabel D, Wurapa EK, Sang R.
J Med Entomol. 2014 Jan;51(1):269-277.
Temperature, larval diet, and density effects on development rate and survival of Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae)
Couret J, Dotson E, Benedict MQ.
PLoS One. 2014 ;9(2):e87468.
Comparison of blood volatile organic compound levels in residents of Calcasieu and Lafayette Parishes, LA, with US reference ranges
Uddin MS, Blount BC, Lewin MD, Potula V, Ragin AD, Dearwent SM.
J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol. 2014 Jan 29.
Lung function, airway inflammation, and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons exposure in Mexican schoolchildren: a pilot study
Barraza-Villarreal A, Escamilla-Nunez MC, Schilmann A, Hernandez-Cadena L, Li Z, Romanoff L, Sjodin A, Del Rio-Navarro BE, Diaz-Sanchez D, Diaz-Barriga F, Sly P, Romieu I.
J Occup Environ Med. 2014 Feb 4.
Notes from the field: elemental mercury spill in school bus and residence - North Carolina, 2013
Langley R, Hirsch A, McDaniel J, Lott V, Shehee M, Migit S, Dulaney AR, Negron J, Fleischauer A.
MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2014 Feb 14;63(6):131.
Modelling complex mixtures in epidemiologic analysis: additive versus relative measures for differential effectiveness
Hamra GB, Maclehose R, Richardson D, Bertke S, Daniels RD.
Occup Environ Med. 2014 Feb;71(2):141-6.
Medical surveillance for the emerging occupational and environmental respiratory diseases
Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol. 2014 Feb 4.
Added sugar intake and cardiovascular diseases mortality among US adults
Yang Q, Zhang Z, Gregg EW, Flanders WD, Merritt R, Hu FB.
JAMA Intern Med. 2014 Feb 3.
Mortality trends observed in population-based surveillance of an urban slum settlement, Kibera, Kenya, 2007-2010
Olack B, Feikin DR, Cosmas LO, Odero KO, Okoth GO, Montgomery JM, Breiman RF.
PLoS One. 2014 ;9(1):e85913.
Iodine status in Turkish populations and exposure to iodide uptake inhibitors
Ozpinar A, Kelestimur F, Songur Y, Can O, Valentin L, Caldwell K, Arikan E, Unsal I, Serteser M, Inal T, Erdemgil Y, Coskun A, Bakirci N, Sezgin O, Blount B.
PLoS One. 2014 ;9(2):e88206.
Surveillance for hospitalized acute respiratory infection in Guatemala
Verani JR, McCracken J, Arvelo W, Estevez A, Lopez MR, Reyes L, Moir JC, Bernart C, Moscoso F, Gray J, Olsen SJ, Lindblade KA.
PLoS One. 2013 ;8(12):e83600.
Multiple-aetiology enteric infections involving non-O157 Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli - FoodNet, 2001-2010
Luna-Gierke RE, Wymore K, Sadlowski J, Clogher P, Gierke RW, Tobin-D'Angelo M, Palmer A, Medus C, Nicholson C, McGuire S, Martin H, Garman K, Griffin PM, Mody RK.
Zoonoses Public Health. 2014 Feb 1.
State of infection prevention in US hospitals enrolled in the National Health and Safety Network
Stone PW, Pogorzelska-Maziarz M, Herzig CT, Weiner LM, Furuya EY, Dick A, Larson E.
Am J Infect Control. 2014 Feb;42(2):94-9.
Antimicrobial resistance in eight US hospitals along the US-Mexico border, 2000-2006
Benoit SR, Ellingson KD, Waterman SH, Pearson ML.
Epidemiol Infect. 2013 Dec 17:1-10.
Diagnosis, management, and prevention of catheter-associated urinary tract infections
Chenoweth CE, Gould CV, Saint S.
Infect Dis Clin North Am. 2014 Mar;28(1):105-119.
Hepatitis B vaccination for healthcare personnel in American Samoa: pre-implementation survey for policy decision
Ly KN, Roberts H, Williams RE, Masunu-Faleafaga Y, Drobeniuc J, Kamili S, Teshale EH.
Epidemiol Infect. 2014 Jan 24:1-6.
Effectiveness of the 2010 and 2011 Southern Hemisphere trivalent inactivated influenza vaccines against hospitalization with influenza-associated acute respiratory infection among Thai adults aged >/=50 years
Dawood FS, Prapasiri P, Areerat P, Ruayajin A, Chittaganpitch M, Muangchana C, Baggett HC, Olsen SJ.
Influenza Other Respir Viruses. 2014 Feb 3.
Minor consent and delivery of adolescent vaccines
Ford CA, Skiles MP, English A, Cai J, Agans RP, Stokley S, Markowitz L, Koumans EH.
J Adolesc Health. 2014 Feb;54(2):183-9.
Prevalence of human papillomavirus types in invasive cervical cancers from 7 US cancer registries before vaccine introduction
Hopenhayn C, Christian A, Christian WJ, Watson M, Unger ER, Lynch CF, Peters ES, Wilkinson EJ, Huang Y, Copeland G, Cozen W, Saber MS, Goodman MT, Hernandez BY, Steinau M, Lyu C, Tucker TT, Saraiya M.
J Low Genit Tract Dis. 2014 Jan 28.
Workplace-based influenza vaccination promotion practices among large employers in the United States
Graves MA, Harris JR, Hannon PA, Hammerback K, Ahmed F, Zhou C.
J Occup Environ Med. 2014 Jan 31.
Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommended immunization schedules for persons aged 0 through 18 years - United States, 2014
MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2014 Feb 7;63(5):108-9.
Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommended immunization schedule for adults aged 19 years or older - United States, 2014
Bridges CB, Coyne-Beasley T.
MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2014 Feb 7;63(5):110-2.
Global control and regional elimination of measles, 2000-2012
Perry RT, Gacic-Dobo M, Dabbagh A, Mulders MN, Strebel PM, Okwo-Bele JM, Rota PA, Goodson JL.
MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2014 Feb 7;63(5):103-7.
Noninfluenza vaccination coverage among adults - United States, 2012
Williams WW, Lu PJ, O'Halloran A, Bridges CB, Pilishvili T, Hales CM, Markowitz LE.
MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2014 Feb 7;63(5):95-102.
Risk factors for transmission of mumps in a highly vaccinated population in Orange County, NY, 2009-2010
Kutty PK, McLean HQ, Lawler J, Schulte C, Hudson JM, Blog D, Wallace G.
Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2014 Feb;33(2):121-5.
Positive network assortativity of influenza vaccination at a high school: implications for outbreak risk and herd immunity
Barclay VC, Smieszek T, He J, Cao G, Rainey JJ, Gao H, Uzicanin A, Salathe M.
PLoS One. 2014 ;9(2):e87042.
Cost-effectiveness of alternative strategies for annual influenza vaccination among children aged 6 months to 14 years in four provinces in China
Zhou L, Situ S, Feng Z, Atkins CY, Fung IC, Xu Z, Huang T, Hu S, Wang X, Meltzer MI.
PLoS One. 2014 ;9(1):e87590.
State of the evidence: intimate partner violence and HIV/STI risk among adolescents
Seth P, Diclemente RJ, Lovvorn A.
Curr HIV Res. 2014 Jan 28.
Motorcycle helmet attitudes, behaviours and beliefs among Cambodians
Roehler DR, Sann S, Kim P, Bachani AM, Campostrini S, Florian M, Sidik M, Blanchard C, Sleet DA, Hyder AA, Ballesteros MF.
Int J Inj Contr Saf Promot. 2013 ;20(2):179-83.
US population estimates of health and social outcomes 5 years after rehabilitation for traumatic brain injury
Corrigan JD, Cuthbert JP, Harrison-Felix C, Whiteneck GG, Bell JM, Miller AC, Coronado VG, Pretz CR.
J Head Trauma Rehabil. 2014 Feb 3.
Epidemiology of adults receiving acute inpatient rehabilitation for a primary diagnosis of traumatic brain injury in the United States
Cuthbert JP, Harrison-Felix C, Corrigan JD, Kreider S, Bell JM, Coronado VG, Whiteneck GG.
J Head Trauma Rehabil. 2014 Feb 3.
Drug-resistance of a viral population and its individual intra-host variants during the first 48 hours of therapy
Campo DS, Skums P, Dimitrova Z, Vaughan G, Forbi JC, Teo CG, Khudyakov Y, Lau DT.
Clin Pharmacol Ther. 2014 Jan 31.
Evaluation of the Borrelia burgdorferi BBA64 protein as a protective immunogen in mice
Brandt KS, Patton TG, Allard AS, Caimano MJ, Radolf JD, Gilmore RD.
Clin Vaccine Immunol. 2014 Feb 5.
Characterization of blaCMY plasmids and their possible role in source attribution of Salmonella enterica serotype typhimurium infections
Folster JP, Tolar B, Pecic G, Sheehan D, Rickert R, Hise K, Zhao S, Fedorka-Cray PJ, McDermott P, Whichard JM.
Foodborne Pathog Dis. 2014 Jan 31.
A population-based study of the association of prenatal diagnosis with survival rate for infants with congenital heart defects
Oster ME, Kim CH, Kusano AS, Cragan JD, Dressler P, Hales AR, Mahle WT, Correa A.
Am J Cardiol. 2013 Dec 27.
Plasma and breast-milk selenium in HIV-infected Malawian mothers are positively associated with infant selenium status but are not associated with maternal supplementation: results of the Breastfeeding, Antiretrovirals, and Nutrition study
Flax VL, Bentley ME, Combs GF, Chasela CS, Kayira D, Tegha G, Kamwendo D, Daza EJ, Fokar A, Kourtis AP, Jamieson DJ, van der Horst CM, Adair LS.
Am J Clin Nutr. 2014 Feb 5.
Reliability of triclosan measures in repeated urine samples from Norwegian pregnant women
Bertelsen RJ, Engel SM, Jusko TA, Calafat AM, Hoppin JA, London SJ, Eggesbo M, Aase H, Zeiner P, Reichborn-Kjennerud T, Knudsen GP, Guidry VT, Longnecker MP.
J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol. 2014 Jan 29.
Stillbirth during infection with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV)
Payne DC, Iblan I, Alqasrawi S, Al Nsour M, Rha B, Tohme RA, Abedi GR, Farag NH, Haddadin A, Al Sanhouri T, Jarour N, Swerdlow DL, Jamieson DJ, Pallansch MA, Haynes LM, Gerber SI, Al Abdallat MM.
J Infect Dis. 2014 Jan 28.
Incidence and epidemiology of intussusception among infants in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Van Trang N, Le Nguyen NT, Dao HT, Ho VL, Tran DT, Loewen J, Jiang J, Jiang B, Parashar U, Dang AD, Patel MM.
J Pediatr. 2014 Feb;164(2):366-71.
Late detection of critical congenital heart disease among US infants: estimation of the potential impact of proposed universal screening using pulse oximetry
Peterson C, Ailes E, Riehle-Colarusso T, Oster ME, Olney RS, Cassell CH, Fixler DE, Carmichael SL, Shaw GM, Gilboa SM.
JAMA Pediatr. 2014 Feb 3.
Incidence and etiology of acute lower respiratory tract infections in hospitalized children younger than 5 years in rural Thailand
Hasan R, Rhodes J, Thamthitiwat S, Olsen SJ, Prapasiri P, Naorat S, Chittaganpitch M, Henchaichon S, Dejsirilert S, Srisaengchai P, Sawatwong P, Jorakate P, Kaewpwan A, Fry AM, Erdman D, Chuananon S, Amornintapichet T, Maloney SA, Baggett HC.
Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2014 Feb;33(2):e45-52.
Sporadic fatal insomnia in an adolescent
Blase JL, Cracco L, Schonberger LB, Maddox RA, Cohen Y, Cali I, Belay ED.
Pediatrics. 2014 Feb 2.
The cost and cost-effectiveness of scaling up screening and treatment of syphilis in pregnancy: a model
Kahn JG, Jiwani A, Gomez GB, Hawkes SJ, Chesson HW, Broutet N, Kamb ML, Newman LM.
PLoS One. 2014 ;9(1):e87510.
Fortification of corn masa flour with folic acid in the United States: an overview of the evidence
Hamner HC, Tinker SC.
Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2014 Feb 3.
UNICEF-CDC global assessment of home fortification interventions 2011: current status, new directions, and implications for policy and programmatic guidance
Jefferds ME, Irizarry L, Timmer A, Tripp K.
Food Nutr Bull. 2013 Dec;34(4):434-443.
Assessing the reproductive health of men with occupational exposures
Schrader SM, Marlow KL.
Asian J Androl. 2014 Jan-Feb;16(1):23-30.
Sizing firefighters: method and implications
Hsiao H, Whitestone J, Kau T, Whisler R, Routley JG, Wilbur M.
Hum Factors. 2014 January 21, 2014.
Evaluation of exposure to tuberculosis among employees at a medical center
de Perio MA, Todd Niemeier R.
J Occup Environ Hyg. 2014 Feb 5.
Exposure to chlorpyrifos in gaseous and particulate form in greenhouses: a pilot study
Kim SW, Lee EG, Lee T, Lee LA, Harper M.
J Occup Environ Hyg. 2014 Jan 30.
Dimensional structure and course of post-traumatic stress symptomatology in World Trade Center responders
Pietrzak RH, Feder A, Schechter CB, Singh R, Cancelmo L, Bromet EJ, Katz CL, Reissman DB, Ozbay F, Sharma V, Crane M, Harrison D, Herbert R, Levin SM, Luft BJ, Moline JM, Stellman JM, Udasin IG, El-Gabalawy R, Landrigan PJ, Southwick SM.
Psychol Med. 2013 Dec 2:1-14.
Participation of large particles in coal dust explosions
Man CK, Harris ML.
J Loss Prev Process Ind. 2014 ;27:49-54.
A longitudinal analysis of the effect of mass drug administration on acute inflammatory episodes and disease progression in lymphedema patients in Leogane, Haiti
Eddy BA, Blackstock AJ, Williamson JM, Addiss DG, Streit TG, Beau de Rochars VM, Fox LM.
Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2014 Jan;90(1):80-8.
Maternal characteristics and pregnancy outcomes after assisted reproductive technology by infertility diagnosis: ovulatory dysfunction versus tubal obstruction
Grigorescu V, Zhang Y, Kissin DM, Sauber-Schatz E, Sunderam M, Kirby RS, Diop H, McKane P, Jamieson DJ.
Fertil Steril. 2014 Jan 29.
Dual use of condoms with other contraceptive methods among adolescents and young women in the United States
Tyler CP, Whiteman MK, Kraft JM, Zapata LB, Hillis SD, Curtis KM, Anderson J, Pazol K, Marchbanks PA.
J Adolesc Health. 2014 Feb;54(2):169-75.
Co-effect of Demand-control-support Model and Effort-reward Imbalance Model on depression risk estimation in humans: findings from Henan Province of China
Yu SF, Nakata A, Gu GZ, Swanson NG, Zhou WH, He LH, Wang S.
Biomed Environ Sci. 2013 Dec;26(12):962-71.
Joint effects of smoking and sedentary lifestyle on lung function in African Americans: the Jackson Heart Study cohort
Campbell Jenkins BW, Sarpong DF, Addison C, White MS, Hickson DA, White W, Burchfiel C.
Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2014 ;11(2):1500-19.
Quit interest, quit attempt and recent cigarette smoking cessation in the US working population, 2010
Yong LC, Luckhaupt SE, Li J, Calvert GM.
Occup Environ Med. 2014 Feb 4.
Lack of evidence of increased West Nile virus disease severity in the United States in 2012
Lindsey NP, Staples JE, Delorey MJ, Fischer M.
Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2014 Jan;90(1):163-8.
Self-reported treatment practices by healthcare providers could lead to death from Rocky Mountain spotted fever
Zientek J, Dahlgren FS, McQuiston JH, Regan J.
J Pediatr. 2014 Feb;164(2):416-8.
The global availability of rabies immune globulin and rabies vaccine in clinics providing indirect care to travelers
Jentes ES, Blanton JD, Johnson KJ, Petersen BW, Lamias MJ, Robertson K, Franka R, Muhm D, Rupprecht CE, Marano N, Brunette GW.
J Travel Med. 2014 Jan;21(1):62-6.