Issue 43, October 27, 2015

CDC Science Clips  

CDC Science Clips: Volume 7, Issue 43, October 27, 2015

Each Tuesday, to enhance awareness of emerging scientific knowledge, selected science clips will be posted here for the public health community. The focus is applied public health research and prevention science that has the capacity to improve health now.

  1. Top Ten Articles of the Week

    Selected weekly by a senior CDC scientist from the standard sections listed below.

    Communicable Diseases RSS Word feed

    1. Assessing the effect of decentralisation of laboratory diagnosis for drug-resistant tuberculosis in KenyaExternal Global Health
      Sharma A, Musau S, Heilig CM, Okumu AO, Opiyo EO, Basiye FL, Miruka FO, Kioko JK, Sitienei JK, Cain KP.
      Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2015 Nov;19(11):1348-53.
    2. Ebola RNA persistence in semen of Ebola virus disease survivors – preliminary reportExternal Global Health
      Deen GF, Knust B, Broutet N, Sesay FR, Formenty P, Ross C, Thorson AE, Massaquoi TA, Marrinan JE, Ervin E, Jambai A, McDonald SL, Bernstein K, Wurie AH, Dumbuya MS, Abad N, Idriss B, Wi T, Bennett SD, Davies T, Ebrahim FK, Meites E, Naidoo D, Smith S, Banerjee A, Erickson BR, Brault A, Durski KN, Winter J, Sealy T, Nichol ST, Lamunu M, Stroher U, Morgan O, Sahr F.
      N Engl J Med. 2015 Oct 14.
    3. Molecular evidence of sexual transmission of Ebola virusExternal Global Health
      Mate SE, Kugelman JR, Nyenswah TG, Ladner JT, Wiley MR, Cordier-Lassalle T, Christie A, Schroth GP, Gross SM, Davies-Wayne GJ, Shinde SA, Murugan R, Sieh SB, Badio M, Fakoli L, Taweh F, de Wit E, van Doremalen N, Munster VJ, Pettitt J, Prieto K, Humrighouse BW, Stroher U, DiClaro JW, Hensley LE, Schoepp RJ, Safronetz D, Fair J, Kuhn JH, Blackley DJ, Laney AS, Williams DE, Lo T, Gasasira A, Nichol ST, Formenty P, Kateh FN, De Cock KM, Bolay F, Sanchez-Lockhart M, Palacios G.
      N Engl J Med. 2015 Oct 14.
    4. GYT: Get Yourself Tested campaign awareness: associations with sexually transmitted disease/HIV testing and communication behaviors among youthExternal
      Mcfarlane m, Brookmeyer k, Friedman a, Habel m, Kachur r, Hogben m.
      Sex Transm Dis. 2015 Nov;42(11):619-24.

    Drug Safety RSS Word feed

    1. Emergency department visits for adverse events related to dietary supplementsExternal
      Geller AI, Shehab N, Weidle NJ, Lovegrove MC, Wolpert BJ, Timbo BB, Mozersky RP, Budnitz DS.
      N Engl J Med. 2015 Oct 15;373(16):1531-40.

    Environmental Health RSS Word feed

    1. Urinary concentrations of bisphenol A and three other bisphenols in convenience samples of U.S. adults during 2000-2014External
      Ye X, Wong LY, Kramer J, Zhou X, Jia T, Calafat AM.
      Environ Sci Technol. 2015 Oct 6;49(19):11834-9.

    Healthcare Associated Infections RSS Word feed

    1. Identification of population at risk for future Clostridium difficile infection following hospital discharge to be targeted for vaccine trialsExternal
      Baggs J, Yousey-Hindes K, Ashley ED, Meek J, Dumyati G, Cohen J, Wise M, Clifford McDonald L, Lessa FC.
      Vaccine. 2015 Oct 5.

    Injury and Violence RSS Word feed

    1. Contextual determinants of childhood injury: a systematic review of studies with multilevel analytic methodsExternal
      McClure R, Kegler S, Davey T, Clay F.
      Am J Public Health. 2015 Oct 15:e1-e7.

    Parasitic Diseases RSS Word feed

    1. Intravenous artesunate for the treatment of severe and complicated malaria in the United States: clinical use under an investigational new drug protocolExternal
      Twomey PS, Smith BL, McDermott C, Novitt-Moreno A, McCarthy W, Kachur SP, Arguin PM.
      Ann Intern Med. 2015 Oct 6;163(7):498-506.

    Substance Use and Abuse RSS Word feed

    1. Prevalence and patterns of marijuana use among pregnant and nonpregnant women of reproductive ageExternal
      Ko JY, Farr SL, Tong VT, Creanga AA, Callaghan WM.
      Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2015 Aug;213(2):201 e1-201 e10.

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DISCLAIMER: Articles listed in the CDC Science Clips are selected by the Stephen B. Thacker CDC Library to provide current awareness of the public health literature. An article’s inclusion does not necessarily represent the views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention nor does it imply endorsement of the article’s methods or findings. CDC and DHHS assume no responsibility for the factual accuracy of the items presented. The selection, omission, or content of items does not imply any endorsement or other position taken by CDC or DHHS. Opinion, findings and conclusions expressed by the original authors of items included in the Clips, or persons quoted therein, are strictly their own and are in no way meant to represent the opinion or views of CDC or DHHS. References to publications, news sources, and non-CDC Websites are provided solely for informational purposes and do not imply endorsement by CDC or DHHS. 

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