Issue 17, May 2, 2017
CDC Science Clips: Volume 9, Issue 17, May 2, 2017
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.
This week, Science Clips is pleased to collaborate with CDC Vital Signs by featuring scientific articles from the May Vital Signs (www.cdc.gov/vitalsigns). The articles marked with an asterisk are general review articles which may be of particular interest to clinicians and public health professionals seeking background information in this area.
CDC Vital Signs
African American Health
*Trends in premature mortality in the USA by sex, race, and ethnicity from 1999 to 2014: an analysis of death certificate dataExternal
Shiels MS, Chernyavskiy P, Anderson WF, Best AF, Haozous EA, Hartge P, Rosenberg PS, Thomas D, Freedman ND, Berrington de Gonzalez A.
Lancet. 2017 Mar 11;389(10073):1043-1054.
*Causes of death and mortality crossovers by raceExternal
Eberstein IW, Nam CB, Heyman KM.
Biodemography Soc Biol. 2008 Fall;54(2):214-28.
Cancer Facts & Figures for African Americans 2016-2018Cdc-pdfExternal
American Cancer Society .
American Cancer Society: Atlanta, GA. 2016 .
Disparities in the prevalence of diagnosed diabetes – United States, 1999-2002 and 2011-2014External
Beckles GL, Chou CF.
MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2016 Nov 18;65(45):1265-1269.
HIV care outcomes among blacks with diagnosed HIV – United States, 2014External
Dailey AF, Johnson AS, Wu B.
MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2017 Feb 03;66(4):97-103.
“Weathering” and age patterns of allostatic load scores among blacks and whites in the United StatesExternal
Geronimus AT, Hicken M, Keene D, Bound J.
Am J Public Health. 2006 May;96(5):826-33.
Reduced prevalence of obesity in 14 disadvantaged black communities in the United States: A successful 4-year place-based participatory interventionExternal
Liao Y, Siegel PZ, Garraza LG, Xu Y, Yin S, Scardaville M, Gebreselassie T, Stephens RL.
Am J Public Health. 2016 Aug;106(8):1442-8.
“Fundamental causes” of social inequalities in mortality: a test of the theoryExternal
Phelan JC, Link BG, Diez-Roux A, Kawachi I, Levin B.
J Health Soc Behav. 2004 Sep;45(3):265-85.
Reduced disparities in birth rates among teens aged 15-19 years – United States, 2006-2007 and 2013-2014External
Romero L, Pazol K, Warner L, Cox S, Kroelinger C, Besera G, Brittain A, Fuller TR, Koumans E, Barfield W.
MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2016 Apr 29;65(16):409-14.
Understanding associations among race, socioeconomic status, and health: Patterns and prospectsExternal
Williams DR, Priest N, Anderson NB.
Health Psychol. 2016 Apr;35(4):407-11.
- *Trends in premature mortality in the USA by sex, race, and ethnicity from 1999 to 2014: an analysis of death certificate dataExternal
- African American Health
CDC Authored Publications
The names of CDC authors are indicated in bold text.
Articles published in the past 6-8 weeks authored by CDC or ATSDR staff.
Chronic Diseases and Conditions
State-level awareness of chronic kidney disease in the U.SExternal
Dharmarajan SH, Bragg-Gresham JL, Morgenstern H, Gillespie BW, Li Y, Powe NR, Tuot DS, Banerjee T, Burrows NR, Rolka DB, Saydah SH, Saran R.
Am J Prev Med. 2017 Apr 11.
Prioritizing US cervical cancer prevention with results from a geospatial modelExternal
Kish JK, Rolin AI, Zou Z, Cucinelli JE, Tatalovich Z, Saraiya M, Altekruse SF.
J Glob Oncol. 2016 Oct;2(5):275-283.
The Kenya Cancer Research And Control Stakeholder Program: Evaluating a bilateral partnership to strengthen national cancer effortsCdc-pdfExternal
Morgan C, Cira M, Karagu A, Asirwa FC, Brand NR, Buchanan Lunsford N, Dawsey SM, Galassi A, Korir A, Kupfer L, Loehrer PJ, Makumi D, Muchiri L, Sayed S, Topazian H, Welch J, Williams MJ, Duncan K.
J Cancer Policy. 2017 .
Prevalence of diabetes and impaired fasting glucose in Costa Rica: Costa Rican National Cardiovascular Risk Factors Survey, 2010External
Wong-McClure R, Gregg EW, Barcelo A, Sanabria-Lopez L, Lee K, Abarca-Gomez L, Cervantes-Loaiza M, Luman ET.
J Diabetes. 2016 Sep;8(5):686-92.
Prediction of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease mortality in a nationally representative cohort using a set of risk factors from pooled cohort risk equationsExternal
Zhang Z, Gillespie C, Bowman B, Yang Q.
PLoS One. 2017 ;12(4):e0175822.
- State-level awareness of chronic kidney disease in the U.SExternal
Notes from the Field: Varicella fatality on a cargo vessel – Puerto Rico, 2015External
Ellis M, Luna-Pinto C, George T, Regan JJ, Marin M, Lopez A, Rivera-Garcia B, Tardivel K.
MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2017 Apr 21;66(15):410.
Lessons learned from the field-testing of Healthy Love: An HIV prevention intervention for black womenExternal
Galindo CA, Few TE, Daniels B, Parks CP, Diallo DD, Moss LN, Wilkes AL, Carraway GC.
Health Promot Pract. 2017 May;18(3):381-390.
On the battlefield: The black church, public health, and the fight against HIV among African American gay and bisexual menExternal
Jeffries Iv WL, Sutton MY, Eke AN.
J Urban Health. 2017 Apr 13.
Establishing seasonal and alert influenza thresholds in Cambodia using the WHO method: implications for effective utilization of influenza surveillance in the tropics and subtropicsExternal
Ly S, Arashiro T, Ieng V, Tsuyuoka R, Parry A, Horwood P, Heng S, Hamid S, Vandemaele K, Chin S, Sar B, Arima Y.
Western Pac Surveill Response J. 2017 Jan-Mar;8(1):22-32.
Help and care seeking for sexually transmitted infections among youth in low- and middle-income countriesExternal
Newton-Levinson A, Leichliter JS, Chandra-Mouli V.
Sex Transm Dis. 2017 .
Community Mitigation Guidelines to Prevent Pandemic Influenza – United States, 2017External
Qualls N, Levitt A, Kanade N, Wright-Jegede N, Dopson S, Biggerstaff M, Reed C, Uzicanin A.
MMWR Recomm Rep. 2017 Apr 21;66(1):1-34.
Small-group randomized controlled trial to increase condom use and HIV testing among Hispanic/Latino gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with menExternal
Rhodes SD, Alonzo J, Mann L, Song EY, Tanner AE, Arellano JE, Rodriguez-Celedon R, Garcia M, Freeman A, Reboussin BA, Painter TM.
Am J Public Health. 2017 Apr 20:e1-e8.
Examining acceptability of self-collection for human papillomavirus testing among women and healthcare providers with a broader lensExternal
Senkomago V, Saraiya M.
J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2017 Apr 17.
Immigrant arrival and tuberculosis among large immigrant- and refugee-receiving countries, 2005-2009External
White Z, Painter J, Douglas P, Abubakar I, Njoo H, Archibald C, Halverson J, Robson J, Posey DL.
Tuberc Res Treat. 2017 ;2017:8567893.
Water exposure is a common risk behavior among soft and gas-permeable contact lens wearersExternal
Zimmerman AB, Richdale K, Mitchell GL, Kinoshita BT, Lam DY, Wagner H, Sorbara L, Chalmers RL, Collier SA, Cope JR, Rao MM, Beach MJ, Yoder JS.
Cornea. 2017 Apr 13.
- Notes from the Field: Varicella fatality on a cargo vessel – Puerto Rico, 2015External
Disease Reservoirs and Vectors
Habitat and density of oviposition opportunity influences Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae) flight distanceExternal
Brown HE, Cox J, Comrie AC, Barrera R.
J Med Entomol. 2017 Apr 15.
Tiger on the prowl: Invasion history and spatio-temporal genetic structure of the Asian tiger mosquito Aedes albopictus (Skuse 1894) in the Indo-PacificExternal
Maynard AJ, Ambrose L, Cooper RD, Chow WK, Davis JB, Muzari MO, van den Hurk AF, Hall-Mendelin S, Hasty JM, Burkot TR, Bangs MJ, Reimer LJ, Butafa C, Lobo NF, Syafruddin D, Maung Maung YN, Ahmad R, Beebe NW.
PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2017 Apr 14;11(4):e0005546.
- Habitat and density of oviposition opportunity influences Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae) flight distanceExternal
Urinary triclosan concentrations during pregnancy and birth outcomesExternal
Etzel TM, Calafat AM, Ye X, Chen A, Lanphear BP, Savitz DA, Yolton K, Braun JM.
Environ Res. 2017 Apr 17;156:505-511.
Association of prenatal urinary phthalate metabolite concentrations and childhood BMI and obesityExternal
Harley KG, Berger K, Rauch S, Kogut K, Henn BC, Calafat AM, Huen K, Eskenazi B, Holland N.
Pediatr Res. 2017 Apr 20.
Prenatal concentrations of perfluoroalkyl substances and early communication development in British girlsExternal
Jeddy Z, Hartman TJ, Taylor EV, Poteete C, Kordas K.
Early Hum Dev. 2017 Apr 12;109:15-20.
In utero exposure to atrazine analytes and early menarche in the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children CohortExternal
Namulanda G, Taylor E, Maisonet M, Boyd Barr D, Flanders WD, Olson D, Qualters JR, Vena J, Northstone K, Naeher L.
Environ Res. 2017 Apr 11;156:420-425.
- Urinary triclosan concentrations during pregnancy and birth outcomesExternal
Epidemiology and Surveillance
Hot spots, cluster detection and spatial outlier analysis of teen birth rates in the U.S., 2003-2012Cdc-pdfExternal
Khan D, Rossen LM, Hamilton BE, He Y, Wei R, Dienes E.
Spat Spatiotemporal Epidemiol. 2017 ;21:67-75.
Overview of Asian American data collection, release, and analysis: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2011-2018External
Paulose-Ram R, Burt V, Broitman L, Ahluwalia N.
Am J Public Health. 2017 Apr 20:e1-e6.
Multiple imputation to evaluate the impact of an assay change in national surveysExternal
Stat Med. 2017 Apr 16.
Incidence and trends of infections with pathogens transmitted commonly through food and the effect of increasing use of culture-independent diagnostic tests on surveillance – Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network, 10 U.S. sites, 2013-2016External
Marder EP, Cieslak PR, Cronquist AB, Dunn J, Lathrop S, Rabatsky-Ehr T, Ryan P, Smith K, Tobin-D’Angelo M, Vugia DJ, Zansky S, Holt KG, Wolpert BJ, Lynch M, Tauxe R, Geissler AL.
MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2017 Apr 21;66(15):397-403.
- Incidence and trends of infections with pathogens transmitted commonly through food and the effect of increasing use of culture-independent diagnostic tests on surveillance – Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network, 10 U.S. sites, 2013-2016External
Genetics and Genomics
U50: A new metric for measuring assembly output based on non-overlapping, target-specific contigsExternal
Castro CJ, Ng TF.
J Comput Biol. 2017 Apr 18.
Comprehensive bioinformatics analysis of Mycoplasma pneumoniae genomes to investigate underlying population structure and type-specific determinantsExternal
Diaz MH, Desai HP, Morrison SS, Benitez AJ, Wolff BJ, Caravas J, Read TD, Dean D, Winchell JM.
PLoS One. 2017 ;12(4):e0174701.
Complete genome sequence of human norovirus GII.Pe-GII.4 Sydney from the United StatesExternal
Yang Z, Vinje J, Kulka M.
Genome Announc. 2017 Apr 13;5(15).
- U50: A new metric for measuring assembly output based on non-overlapping, target-specific contigsExternal
Healthcare Associated Infections
Investigation of a cluster of Clostridium difficile infections in a pediatric oncology settingExternal
Dantes R, Epson EE, Dominguez SR, Dolan S, Wang F, Hurst A, Parker SK, Johnston H, West K, Anderson L, Rasheed JK, Moulton-Meissner H, Noble-Wang J, Limbago B, Dowell E, Hilden JM, Guh A, Pollack LA, Gould CV.
Am J Infect Control. 2016 Feb;44(2):138-45.
High clinical suspicion of donor-derived disease leads to timely recognition and early intervention to treat solid organ transplant-transmitted lymphocytic choriomeningitis virusExternal
Mathur G, Yadav K, Ford B, Schafer IJ, Basavaraju SV, Knust B, Shieh WJ, Hill S, Locke GD, Quinlisk P, Brown S, Gibbons A, Cannon D, Kuehnert M, Nichol ST, Rollin PE, Stroher U, Miller R.
Transpl Infect Dis. 2017 Apr 19.
Improving patient safety through antibiotic stewardship: The Veterans Health Administration leads the way, againExternal
Srinivasan A, Davidson LE.
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2017 May;38(5):521-523.
- Investigation of a cluster of Clostridium difficile infections in a pediatric oncology settingExternal
Injury and Violence
Running the numbers: Understanding the prevalence of eye and ear injuries in North CarolinaExternal
Geary SM, Cox ME, Proescholdbell SK.
N C Med J. 2017 Mar-Apr;78(2):134-137.
Unpacking the impact of adverse childhood experiences on adult mental healthExternal
Merrick MT, Ports KA, Ford DC, Afifi TO, Gershoff ET, Grogan-Kaylor A.
Child Abuse Negl. 2017 Apr 15;69:10-19.
Adverse childhood experiences and life opportunities: Shifting the narrativeCdc-pdfExternal
Metzler M, Merrick MT, Klevens J, Ports KA, Ford DC.
Child Youth Serv Rev. 2017 Jan;72:141-149.
- Running the numbers: Understanding the prevalence of eye and ear injuries in North CarolinaExternal
Altered ion transport in normal human bronchial epithelial cells following exposure to chemically distinct metal welding fume particlesExternal
Fedan JS, Thompson JA, Meighan TG, Erdely PC, Antonini JM.
Toxicol Appl Pharmacol. 2017 Apr 11.
One-step quantitative RT-PCR assays for detecting, genotyping and differentiating wild-type group A rotaviruses and vaccine (Rotarix(R) and RotaTeq(R)) strains in stool samplesExternal
Gautam R, Bowen MD.
J Vaccines Vaccin. 2016 Sep 26;7(5).
Liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry assay of leukocyte acid alpha-glucosidase for post-newborn screening evaluation of Pompe diseaseExternal
Lin N, Huang J, Violante S, Orsini JJ, Caggana M, Hughes EE, Stevens C, DiAntonio L, Chieh Liao H, Hong X, Ghomashchi F, Babu Kumar A, Zhou H, Kornreich R, Wasserstein M, Gelb MH, Yu C.
Clin Chem. 2017 Apr;63(4):842-851.
Morphological and genetic variability in small island populations of the striped field mouse Apodemus agrarius Pallas, 1771External
Sheremetyeva IN, Kartavtseva IV, Pavlenko MV, Kostenko VA, Sheremetyev IS, Katin IO, Kosoy ME.
Biology Bulletin. 2017 ;44(2):159-171.
Effects of preanalytical factors on hemoglobin measurement: A comparison of two HemoCue(R) point-of-care analyzersExternal
Whitehead RD, Zhang M, Sternberg MR, Schleicher RL, Drammeh B, Mapango C, Pfeiffer CM.
Clin Biochem. 2017 Apr 12.
- Altered ion transport in normal human bronchial epithelial cells following exposure to chemically distinct metal welding fume particlesExternal
Maternal and Child Health
Predictors of breastfeeding initiation and maintenance in an integrated healthcare settingExternal
Henninger ML, Irving SA, Kauffman TL, Kurosky SK, Rompala K, Thompson MG, Sokolow LZ, Avalos LA, Ball SW, Shifflett P, Naleway AL.
J Hum Lact. 2017 May;33(2):256-266.
Keeping an eye on chlamydia and gonorrhea conjunctivitis in infants in the United States, 2010-2015External
Kreisel K, Weston E, Braxton J, Llata E, Torrone E.
Sex Transm Dis. 2017 .
- Predictors of breastfeeding initiation and maintenance in an integrated healthcare settingExternal
Engaging parents to promote children’s nutrition and healthExternal
Dev DA, Byrd-Williams C, Ramsay S, McBride B, Srivastava D, Murriel A, Arcan C, Adachi-Mejia AM.
Am J Health Promot. 2017 Mar;31(2):153-162.
Sodium, sugar, and fat content of complementary infant and toddler foods sold in the United States, 2015External
Maalouf J, Cogswell ME, Bates M, Yuan K, Scanlon KS, Pehrsson P, Gunn JP, Merritt RK.
Am J Clin Nutr. 2017 Apr 19.
Restaurant food allergy practices – six selected sites, United States, 2014External
Radke TJ, Brown LG, Faw B, Hedeen N, Matis B, Perez P, Viveiros B, Ripley D.
MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2017 Apr 21;66(15):404-407.
Evaluating community measures of healthy food accessExternal
Santorelli ML, Okeke JO.
J Community Health. 2017 Apr 17.
Facilitating fresh: State laws supporting school gardens are associated with use of garden-grown produce in school nutrition services programsExternal
Turner L, Leider J, Piekarz E, Schermbeck RM, Merlo C, Brener N, Chriqui JF.
J Nutr Educ Behav. 2017 Apr 15.
- Engaging parents to promote children’s nutrition and healthExternal
Occupational Safety and Health
Prevalence of cardiovascular health by occupation: A cross-sectional analysis among U.S. workers aged >/=45 yearsExternal
MacDonald LA, Bertke S, Hein MJ, Judd S, Baron S, Merritt R, Howard VJ.
Am J Prev Med. 2017 Apr 05.
Advancing well-being through Total Worker Health(R)External
Workplace Health Saf. 2017 Apr;65(4):158-163.
- Prevalence of cardiovascular health by occupation: A cross-sectional analysis among U.S. workers aged >/=45 yearsExternal
Occupational Safety and Health – Mining
Radiographic disease progression in contemporary US coal miners with progressive massive fibrosisExternal
Laney AS, Blackley DJ, Halldin CN.
Occup Environ Med. 2017 Apr 13.
- Radiographic disease progression in contemporary US coal miners with progressive massive fibrosisExternal
Substance Use and Abuse
Quit methods used by US adult cigarette smokers, 2014-2016External
Caraballo RS, Shafer PR, Patel D, Davis KC, McAfee TA.
Prev Chronic Dis. 2017 Apr 13;14:E32.
- Quit methods used by US adult cigarette smokers, 2014-2016External
Zoonotic and Vectorborne Diseases
Zika virus: Common questions and answersExternal
Igbinosa , Rabe IB, Oduyebo T, Rasmussen SA.
Am Fam Physician. 2017 Apr 15;95(8):507-513.
Enhanced epilepsy surveillance and awareness in the age of ZikaExternal
Pastula DM, Yeargin-Allsopp M, Kobau R.
JAMA Neurol. 2017 Apr 17.
A decade of arboviral activity-Lessons learned from the trenchesExternal
Powers AM, Waterman SH.
PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2017 Apr;11(4):e0005421.
Incidence and clinical characteristics of Guillain-Barre syndrome before the introduction of Zika virus in Puerto RicoCdc-pdfExternal
Salinas JL, Major CG, Pastula DM, Dirlikov E, Styczynski A, Luciano CA, Wojna V, Sharp TM, Sejvar JJ, Rivera-Garcia B.
J Neurol Sci. 2017 ;377:102-106.
Notes from the Field: Powassan virus disease in an infant – Connecticut, 2016External
Tutolo JW, Staples JE, Sosa L, Bennett N.
MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2017 Apr 21;66(15):408-409.
- Zika virus: Common questions and answersExternal
- Chronic Diseases and Conditions
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