Selected weekly by a senior CDC scientist from the standard sections listed below.
Emerging epidemic of hepatitis C virus infections among young non-urban persons who inject drugs in the United States, 2006-2012 External Suryaprasad AG, White JZ, Xu F, Eichler BA, Hamilton J, Patel A, Hamdounia SB, Church DR, Barton K, Fisher C, Macomber K, Stanley M, Guilfoyle SM, Sweet K, Liu S, Iqbal K, Tohme R, Sharapov U, Kupronis BA, Ward JW, Holmberg SD. Clin Infect Dis. 2014 Aug 11.
Hospitalizations for severe lower respiratory tract infections External Greenbaum AH, Chen J, Reed C, Beavers S, Callahan D, Christensen D, Finelli L, Fry AM. Pediatrics. 2014 Aug 11.
Before and after the earthquake: a case study of attrition from the HIV antiretroviral therapy program in Haiti External Puttkammer NH, Zeliadt SB, Balan JG, Baseman JG, Destine R, Domercant JW, Duvilaire JM, Raphael NA, Sherr K, Yuhas K, Barnhart S. Glob Health Action. 2014 Aug 5;7(1):24572.
Individual and community-level determinants of mental and physical health after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill: findings from the Gulf States Population Survey External Fan AZ, Prescott MR, Zhao G, Gotway CA, Galea S. J Behav Health Serv Res. 2014 Aug 15.
Increasing childhood influenza vaccination: a cluster randomized trial External Nowalk MP, Lin CJ, Hannibal K, Reis EC, Gallik G, Moehling KK, Huang HH, Allred NJ, Wolfson DH, Zimmerman RK. Am J Prev Med. 2014 Aug 8.
Postlicensure monitoring of HPV vaccination programmes External Markowitz LE, Hariri S. Lancet Infect Dis. 2014 Aug 5.
Severity of influenza and non-influenza acute respiratory illness among pregnant women, 2010-12 External Sokolow LZ, Naleway AL, Li DK, Shifflett P, Reynolds S, Henninger ML, Ferber JR, Odouli R, Irving SA, Thompson MG. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2014 Aug 8.
The names of CDC authors are indicated in bold text. Articles published in the past 6-8 weeks authored by CDC or ATSDR staff.
Challenges in investigating the association between Agent Orange and cancer: site-specific cancer risk and accuracy of exposure assessment External Sinks TH. Cancer. 2014 Aug 7.
Lung function, 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentrations and mortality in US adults External Ford ES. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2014 Aug 13.
Predictors of in-hospital death and symptomatic intracranial hemorrhage in patients with acute ischemic stroke treated with thrombolytic therapy: Paul Coverdell Acute Stroke Registry 2008-2012 External Tong X, George MG, Yang Q, Gillespie C. Int J Stroke. 2014 Aug;9(6):728-34.
Mental health services utilization and expenditures associated with cancer survivorship in the United States External Li C, Li C, Forsythe L, Lerro C, Soni A. J Cancer Surviv. 2014 Aug 10.
Trends in lifetime risk and years of life lost due to diabetes in the USA, 1985-2011: a modelling study External Gregg EW, Zhuo X, Cheng YJ, Albright AL, Narayan KM, Thompson TJ. Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol. 2014 Aug 12.
Re: “Estimated rate of reactivation of latent tuberculosis infection in the United States, overall and by population subgroup” External Sanderson JM, Meissner JS, Ahuja SD. Am J Epidemiol. 2014 Aug 13.
The impact of home-based HIV counseling and testing on care-seeking and incidence of common infectious disease syndromes in rural western Kenya External Bigogo G, Amolloh M, Laserson KF, Audi A, Aura B, Dalal W, Ackers M, Burton D, Breiman RF, Feikin DR. BMC Infect Dis. 2014 Jul 8;14(1):376.
Treatment for LTBI in contacts of MDR-TB patients, Federated States of Micronesia, 2009-2012
Bamrah S, Brostrom R, Dorina F, Setik L, Song R, Kawamura LM, Heetderks A, Mase S. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2014 Aug 1;18(8):912-918.
Isoniazid preventive treatment in children in two districts of South India: does practice follow policy?
Shivaramakrishna HR, Frederick A, Shazia A, Murali L, Satyanarayana S, Nair SA, Kumar AM, Moonan PK. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2014 Aug 1;18(8):919-924.
Population size, HIV, and behavior among MSM in Luanda, Angola: challenges and findings in the first ever HIV and syphilis biological and behavioral survey External Kendall C, Kerr LR, Mota RM, Cavalcante S, Macena RH, Chen S, Gaffga N, Monterosso E, Bastos FI, Serrano D. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2014 Aug 15;66(5):544-51.
Measles outbreak response among adolescent and adult Somali refugees displaced by famine in Kenya and Ethiopia, 2011 External Navarro-Colorado C, Mahamud A, Burton A, Haskew C, Maina GK, Wagacha JB, Ahmed JA, Shetty S, Cookson S, Goodson JL, Schilperoord M, Spiegel P. J Infect Dis. 2014 Aug 12.
Notes from the field: hospitalizations for respiratory disease among unaccompanied children from Central America – multiple states, June-July 2014 External Nyangoma EN, Arriola CS, Hagan J, Socias C, Tomczyk S, Watkins LF, Westercamp M, Kim C. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2014 Aug 15;63(32):698-9.
Active, population-based surveillance for rotavirus gastroenteritis in Chinese children: Beijing Municipality and Gansu Province, China External Zhang J, Liu H, Jia L, Payne DC, Hall AJ, Xu Z, Gao Z, Chang Z, Jiang B, Parashar UD, Meng L, Yu H, Duan Z. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2014 Aug 7.
Beneficial effect of isoniazid preventive therapy and antiretroviral therapy on the incidence of tuberculosis in people living with HIV in Ethiopia External Yirdaw KD, Jerene D, Gashu Z, Edginton ME, Kumar AM, Letamo Y, Feleke B, Teklu AM, Zewdu S, Weiss B, Ruff A. PLoS One. 2014 Aug 8;9(8):e104557.
Chlamydia screening for sexually active young women under the affordable care act: new opportunities and lingering barriers External Loosier PS, Malcarney MB, Slive L, Cramer RC, Burgess B, Hoover KW, Romaguera R. Sex Transm Dis. 2014 Sep;41(9):538-44.
Isolation of Leptospira from a phocid: acute renal failure and mortality from Leptospirosis in rehabilitated northern elephant seals (Mirounga angustirostris), California, USA External Delaney MA, Colegrove KM, Spraker TR, Zuerner RL, Galloway RL, Gulland FM. J Wildl Dis. 2014 Jul;50(3):621-7.
Molecular xenomonitoring using mosquitoes to map lymphatic filariasis after mass drug administration in American Samoa External Schmaedick MA, Koppel AL, Pilotte N, Torres M, Williams SA, Dobson SL, Lammie PJ, Won KY. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2014 Aug;8(8):e3087.
Prescription histories and dose strengths associated with overdose deaths
Hirsch A, Proescholdbell SK, Bronson W, Dasgupta N. Pain Medicine (United States). 2014 Jul;15(7):1187-1195.
Prepubertal organochlorine pesticide concentrations and age of pubertal onset among Russian boys External Lam T, Williams PL, Lee MM, Korrick SA, Birnbaum LS, Burns JS, Sergeyev O, Revich B, Altshul LM, Patterson DG, Turner WE, Hauser R. Environ Int. 2014 Aug 9;73c:135-142.
Predictors of serum polychlorinated biphenyl concentrations in Anniston residents External Pavuk M, Olson JR, Wattigney WA, Dutton ND, Sjodin A, Shelton C, Turner WE, Bartell SM. Sci Total Environ. 2014 Jul 31.
Population-based association and gene by environment interactions in Genetic Analysis Workshop 18 External Satten GA, Biswas S, Papachristou C, Turkmen A, Konig IR. Genet Epidemiol. 2014 Sep;38 Suppl 1:S49-56.
Genome sequences of 228 Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli isolates and 12 isolates representing other diarrheagenic E. coli pathotypes External Trees E, Strockbine N, Changayil S, Ranganathan S, Zhao K, Weil R, MacCannell D, Sabol A, Schmidtke A, Martin H, Stripling D, Ribot EM, Gerner-Smidt P. Genome Announc. 2014 Aug 7;2(4).
Horizontal transfers and gene losses in the phospholipid pathway of Bartonella reveal clues about early ecological niches External Zhu Q, Kosoy M, Olival KJ, Dittmar K. Genome Biol Evol. 2014 Aug 8.
Associations of body mass index with sexual risk-taking and injection drug use among US high school students External Lowry R, Robin L, Kann L, Galuska DA. J Obes. 2014 Jul 1;2014:816071.
Infection prevention practices in neonatal intensive care units reporting to the National Healthcare Safety Network External Hocevar SN, Lessa FC, Gallagher L, Conover C, Gorwitz R, Iwamoto M. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2014 Sep;35(9):1126-32.
Outbreaks of infections associated with drug diversion by US health care personnel External Schaefer MK, Perz JF. Mayo Clin Proc. 2014 Jul;89(7):878-87.
Hospitalizations and associated costs in a population-based study of children with Down syndrome born in Florida External Dawson AL, Cassell CH, Oster ME, Olney RS, Tanner JP, Kirby RS, Correia J, Grosse SD. Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol. 2014 Aug 13.
Evaluation of the impact of the 2012 Rhode Island health care worker influenza vaccination regulations: implementation process and vaccination coverage External Kim H, Lindley MC, Dube D, Kalayil EJ, Paiva KA, Raymond P. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2014 Aug 7.
Prevention and control of seasonal influenza with vaccines: recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) – United States, 2014-15 influenza season External Grohskopf LA, Olsen SJ, Sokolow LZ, Bresee JS, Cox NJ, Broder KR, Karron RA, Walter EB. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2014 Aug 15;63(32):691-7.
The Vaccine Safety Datalink: successes and challenges monitoring vaccine safety External McNeil MM, Gee J, Weintraub ES, Belongia EA, Lee GM, Glanz JM, Nordin JD, Klein NP, Baxter R, Naleway AL, Jackson LA, Omer SB, Jacobsen SJ, DeStefano F. Vaccine. 2014 Aug 6.
Physical dating violence victimization among sexual minority youth External Luo F, Stone DM, Tharp AT. Am J Public Health. 2014 Aug 14:e1-e8.
Exploring policies for the reduction of child physical abuse and neglect External Klevens J, Barnett SB, Florence C, Moore D. Child Abuse Negl. 2014 Aug 11.
Building safety into active living initiatives External Pollack K, Bailey M, Gielen A, Wolf S, Auld ME, Sleet DA, Lee KK. Prev Med. 2014 Aug 9.
Evaluation of the Green Dot bystander intervention to reduce interpersonal violence among college students across three campuses External Coker AL, Fisher BS, Bush HM, Swan SC, Williams CM, Clear ER, DeGue S. Violence Against Women. 2014 Aug 14.
Poor performance of the Determine 4th Generation HIV 1/2 Ag/Ab Combo rapid test to detect acute infections in a national household survey in Swaziland External Duong YT, Mavengere Y, Patel H, Moore C, Manjengwa J, Sibandze D, Rasberry C, Mlambo C, Li Z, Emel L, Bock N, Moore J, Nkambule R, Justman J, Reed J, Bicego G, Ellenberger DL, Nkengasong JN, Parekh BS. J Clin Microbiol. 2014 Aug 13.
Collection and characterization of samples for the establishment of a serum repository for Lyme disease diagnostic test development and evaluation External Molins CR, Sexton C, Young JW, Ashton LV, Pappert R, Beard CB, Schriefer ME. J Clin Microbiol. 2014 Aug 13.
Characterization of drug-resistant influenza A(H7N9) variant viruses isolated from an oseltamivir-treated patient in Taiwan External Marjuki H, Mishin VP, Chesnokov AP, Jones J, De La Cruz JA, Sleeman K, Tamura D, Nguyen HT, Wu HS, Chang FY, Liu MT, Fry AM, Cox NJ, Villanueva JM, Davis CT, Gubareva LV. J Infect Dis. 2014 Aug 14.
A highly specific monoclonal antibody against monkeypox virus detects the heparin binding domain of A27 External Hughes LJ, Goldstein J, Pohl J, Hooper JW, Lee Pitts R, Townsend MB, Bagarozzi D, Damon IK, Karem KL. Virology. 2014 Aug 6;464-465c:264-273.
Trends in racial and ethnic disparities in infant mortality rates in the United States, 1989-2006 External Rossen LM, Schoendorf KC. Am J Public Health. 2014 Aug;104(8):1549-56.
Balancing competing risks: perinatal exposure to macrolides increases the risk of infantile hypertrophic pyloric stenosis External Honein MA, Cragan JD. Evid Based Med. 2014 Aug 13.
First detected Helicobacter pylori infection in infancy modifies the association between diarrheal disease and childhood growth in Peru External Jaganath D, Saito M, Gilman RH, Queiroz DM, Rocha GA, Cama V, Cabrera L, Kelleher D, Windle HJ, Crabtree JE, Checkley W. Helicobacter. 2014 Aug;19(4):272-9.
Evaluation of the 2012 18th Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Epidemiology and 22nd CityMatCH MCH Urban Leadership Conference: six month impact on science, program, and policy External Arellano DE, Goodman DA, Howlette T, Kroelinger CD, Law M, Phillips D, Jones J, Brantley MD, Fitzgerald M. Matern Child Health J. 2014 Aug 9.
Congenital syphilis investigation processes and timing in Louisiana External Bradley H, Gruber D, Introcaso CE, Foxhood J, Wendell D, Rahman M, Ewell J, Kirkcaldy RD, Weinstock HS. Sex Transm Dis. 2014 Sep;41(9):560-3.
Age-specific chlamydial infection among pregnant women in the United States: evidence for updated recommendations External Tao G, Hoover KW, Nye MB, Body BA. Sex Transm Dis. 2014 Sep;41(9):556-9.
Vitamin D status and associated factors of deficiency among Jordanian children of preschool age External Nichols EK, Khatib IM, Aburto NJ, Serdula MK, Scanlon KS, Wirth JP, Sullivan KM. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2014 Aug 13.
Notes from the field: malnutrition and elevated mortality among refugees from South Sudan – Ethiopia, June-July 2014 External Andresen E, Bilukha OO, Menkir Z, Gayford M, Kavosa M, Wtsadik M, Maina G, Gose M, Nyagucha I, Shahpar C. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2014 Aug 15;63(32):700-1.
Follow-up on anterior chamber angiostrongyliasis External Galor A, Eberhard ML. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2014 Aug 1;132(8):1029-30.
Cryptosporidium species in humans and animals: current understanding and research needs External Ryan U, Fayer R, Xiao L. Parasitology. 2014 Aug 11:1-19.
Using the exhibited generalization approach to evaluate a carbon monoxide alarm ordinance External Chen HT, Yip F, Lavonas EJ, Iqbal S, Turner N, Cobb B, Garbe P. Eval Program Plann. 2014 Jul 9;47c:35-44.
Establishing an enteric bacteria reference laboratory in Sierra Leone External Chattaway MA, Kamara A, Rhodes F, Kaffeta K, Jambai A, Alemu W, Islam MS, Freeman MM, Welfare W, Harding D, Samba AF, Abu M, Kamanda S, Grant K, Jenkins C, Nair S, Connell S, Siorvanes L, Desai S, Allen C, Frost M, Hughes D, Jeffrey Z, Gill N, Salter M. J Infect Dev Ctries. 2014 Jul;8(7):933-41.
Using the principles of complex systems thinking and implementation science to enhance maternal and child health program planning and delivery External Kroelinger CD, Rankin KM, Chambers DA, Diez Roux AV, Hughes K, Grigorescu V. Matern Child Health J. 2014 Aug 10.
Median and quantile tests under complex survey design using SAS and R External Pan Y, Caudill SP, Li R, Caldwell KL. Comput Methods Programs Biomed. 2014 Jul 28.
Potential sensitivity of bias analysis results to incorrect assumptions of nondifferential or differential binary exposure misclassification External Johnson CY, Flanders WD, Strickland MJ, Honein MA, Howards PP. Epidemiology. 2014 Aug 12.
Relationship between frequency and intensity of cigarette smoking and TTFC/C among students of the GYTS in select countries, 2007-2009 External Lam E, Giovino GA, Shin M, Lee KA, Rolle I, Asma S. J Sch Health. 2014 Sep;84(9):549-58.
Blood cadmium and depressive symptoms in young adults (aged 20-39 years) External Scinicariello F, Buser MC. Psychol Med. 2014 Aug 13:1-9.
Movement of Chikungunya virus into the Western Hemisphere External Nasci RS. Emerg Infect Dis. 2014 Aug;20(8):1394-5.
Leptospirosis-associated hospitalizations, United States, 1998-2009 External Traxler RM, Callinan LS, Holman RC, Steiner C, Guerra MA. Emerg Infect Dis. 2014 Aug;20(8).
Neuroinvasive arboviral disease in the United States: 2003 to 2012 External Gaensbauer JT, Lindsey NP, Messacar K, Staples JE, Fischer M. Pediatrics. 2014 Aug 11.