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Submissions from 2015

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Untimely Applause Was a Distraction; Comment on “Shanghai Rising: Health Improvements as Measured by Avoidable Mortality since 2000”, Yan Fei and Jian Zhang

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Global Handwashing Day 2012: A Qualitative Content Analysis of Chinese Social Media Reaction to a Health Promotion Event, Isaac Chun-Hai Fung, Jingxian Cai, Yi Hao, Yuchen Ying, Benedict Shing Bun Chan, Zion Tsz Ho Tse, and King-Wa Fu

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Modeling the Effect of School Closures in a Pandemic Scenario: Exploring Two Different Contact Matrices, Isaac Chun-Hai Fung, Manoj Gambhir, John Glasser, Hongjiang Gao, Michael Washington, Amra Uzicanin, and Martin Meltzer

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Chinese Social Media Reaction to Information about 42 Notifiable Infectious Diseases, Isaac Chun-Hai Fung, Yi Hao, Jingxian Cai, Yuchen Ying, Braydon Schaible, Cynthia Mengxi Yu, Zion Tsz Ho Tse, and King-Wa Fu

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Middle East Respiratory Syndrome in the Republic of Korea: Transparency and Communication Are Key, Isaac Chun-Hai Fung, Zion Tsz Ho Tse, Benedict Shing Bun Chan, and King-Wa Fu

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Converting Big Data into Public Health, Isaac Chun-Hai Fung, Zion Tsz Ho Tse, and King-Wa Fu

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The Use of Social Media in Public Health Surveillance, Isaac Chun-Hai Fung, Zion Tsz Ho Tse, and King-Wa Fu

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The Inverse Weibull Distribution as a Failure Model Under Various Loss Functions and Based on Progressive First-Failure Censored Data, Amal Helu and Hani Samawi

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Estimation on Lomax Progressive Censoring Using the EM Algorithm, Amal Helu, Hani Samawi, and Mohammad Z. Raqab

Serum Lycopene Levels and Fatality Among Prostate Cancer Patients/Victims: An 18 Year Follow-up Study, Deborah Kanda, Jian Zhang, and Evans Afriyie-Gyawu

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Key Determinants of the Fungal and Bacterial Microbiomes in Homes, Eric Kettleson, Atin Adhikari, Stephen Vesper, Kanistha Coombs, Reshmi Indugula, and Tiina Reponen

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Efficacy of Delayed-Release Dimethyl Fumarate vs Glatiramer Acetate on a Novel Composite Outcome Measure of Inflammatory Disease Activity: Post-Hoc Analysis of the CONFIRM Study, Marcelo Kremenchutzky, Robert J. Fox, J. Theodore Phillips, Mariko Kita, Karl E. Peace, James B. Lewin, Annie Zhang, Macaulay Okwuokenye, Michael R. Edwards, and Jing L. Marantz

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High Red Blood Cell Folate Is Associated With an Increased Risk of Death Among Adults With Diabetes, a 15-year Follow-up of a National Cohort, Brittany Kyte, Emeka Ifebi, Sambridhi Shrestha, S. Charles, F. Liu, and Jian Zhang

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High Prevalence and Genetic Heterogeneity of Rodent-Borne Bartonella Species on Heixiazi Island, China, Dong-Mei Li, Yong Hou, Xiu-Ping Song, Ying-Qun Fu, Gui-Chang Li, Ming Li, Marina E. Eremeeva, Hai-Xia Wu, Bo Pang, Yu-Juan Yue, Ying Huang, Liang Lu, Jun Wang, and Qi-Yong Liu

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On Stratified Bivariate Ranked Set Sampling for Regression Estimators, Daniel F. Linder, Hani Samawi, Lili Yu, Arpita Chatterjee, Yisong Huang, and Robert L. Vogel

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Coalescent Methods for Estimating Species Trees from Phylogenomic Data, Liang Liu, Shaoyuan Wu, and Lili Yu

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A Comparison of Size and Power of Tests of Hypotheses on Parameters Based on Two Generalized Lindley Distributions, Macaulay Okwuokenye and Karl E. Peace

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A SASR Algorithm for Imputing Discrete Missing Outcomes Based on Minimum Distance, Macaulay Okwuokenye and Karl E. Peace

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Size and Power of Tests of Hypotheses on Survival Parameters from the Lindley Distribution with Covariates, Macaulay Okwuokenye and Karl E. Peace

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Inequalities and Approximations of Weighted Distributions by Lindley Reliability Measures, and the Lindley-Cox Model with Applications, Broderick O. Oluyede, Macaulay Okwuokenye, and Karl E. Peace

Evaluation of Myocardial Structure and Function in Patients with Friedreich’s Ataxia, A. A. Patel, Kelly Sullivan, D. Dasner, C. Pearsall, Theresa Zesiewicz, and A. Labovitz

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Monitoring for Adverse Events Post Marketing Approval of Drugs, Karl E. Peace and Macaulay Okwuokenye

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How Long Does that 10-Year Smoke Alarm Really Last? A Survival Analysis of Smoke Alarms Installed through the SAIFE Program in Rural Georgia, Haresh Rochani, Valamar Malika Reagon, and Steve Davidson

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Correction of Verication Bias using Log-Linear Models for a Single Binaryscale Diagnostic Tests, Haresh Rochani, Hani M. Samawi, Robert L. Vogel, and Jingjing Yin

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Neuroprotective Core Measure 2: Partnering with Families - Effects of a Weighted Maternally-Scented Parental Simulation Device on Premature Infants in Neonatal Intensive Care, Kendra Russell, Barbara Weaver, and Robert L. Vogel

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On Inference of Partially Correlated Data, Hani M. Samawi and Robert L. Vogel

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On Ranked Set Sampling Variation and Its Applications to Public Health Research, Hani M. Samawi and Robert L. Vogel

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On the Inference of Partially Correlated Data with Applications to Public Health Issues, Hani M. Samawi and Robert L. Vogel

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Childhood Asthma in Georgia, Hani Samawi, James H. Stephens, Gerald R. Ledlow, and Ren Chunfeng

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On Some Nonparametric Tests For Partially Observed Correlated Data: Proposing New Tests, Hani Samawi, Lili Yu, and Robert L. Vogel

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Occupational Characteristics and Patterns as Risk Factors for Parkinson’s Disease: A Case Control Study, Kelly L. Sullivan, James A. Mortimer, Wei Wang, Theresa A. Zesiewicz, H. J. Brownlee, and Amy R. Borenstein

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U.S. Undergraduate Education in Public Health: Hot or Not?, Yelena N. Tarasenko and Joel M. Lee

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Joint Modeling of Treatment Effect on Time-to-Event Endpoint and Safety Covariates in Control Clinical Trial Data Analysis, Kao-Tai Tsai and Karl E. Peace

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Cyber-Attack Risk Low for Medical Devices, Zion Tsz Ho Tse, Sheng Xu, Isaac Chun-Hai Fung, and Bradford J. Wood

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The Role of Adiposity in the Relationship Between Serum Leptin and Severe Major Depressive Episode, Chinedu C. Ubani and Jian Zhang

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The Relationship between Excess Body Weight and the Risk of Death from Unnatural Causes, Wei Wang, Jane C. Obi, Selam Engida, Elizabeth R. Carter, Fei Yan, and Jian Zhang

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Perception or Reality of Body Weight: Which Matters the Most to Adolescents’ Emotional Well-Being?, Fei Yan, Asal M. Johnson, Anna Harrell, Adam Pulver, and Jian Zhang

Report from the office of International Chinese Statistical Association, Lili Yu

Report from the office of International Chinese Statistical Association, Lili Yu

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Randomized, Controlled Pilot Trial of Solifenacin Succinate for Overactive Bladder in Parkinson's Disease, Theresa A. Zesiewicz, Marian Evatt, Camille P. Vaughan, Israt Jahan, Carlos Singer, Raul Ordorica, Jason L. Salemi, Jessica D. Shaw, Kelly L. Sullivan, and Non-Motor Working Group of the Parkinson Study Group

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Longitudinal Study of Gait Dysfunction in Friedreich's Ataxia Using the GAITRite Walkway System, Theresa Zesiewicz, Clifton Gooch, Seok Hun Kim, Jennifer Farmer, Israt Jahan, Yangxin Huang, Jason L. Salemi, Kelly Sullivan, and Jeannie Stephenson

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Correlation of GAITRite Walkway System and Biodex Balance System Measures to the FARS Score in Friedreich's Ataxia Patients: A Validation Study, Theresa Zesiewicz, Clifton Gooch, Jeannie Stephenson, Jennifer Farmer, Yangxin Huang, Jason L. Salemi, Israt Jahan, Kelly Sullivan, and Seok Hun Kim

Submissions from 2014

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Dustborne and Airborne Gram-Positive and Gram-Negative Bacteria in High Versus Low ERMI Homes, Atin Adhikari, Eric M. Kettleson, Stephen Vesper, Sudhir Kumar, David L. Popham, Christopher Schaffer, Reshmi Indugula, Kanistha Chatterjee, Karteek A. Allam, and Sergey A. Grinshpun

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Glyphosate-Rich Air Samples Induce Strong IL-33, TSLP Expression and Generate IL-13-Dependent Airway Inflammation, Atin Adhikari, Sudhir Kumar, Marat Khodoun, Eric Kettleson, Christopher McKnight, Tiina Reponen, and Sergey A. Grinshpun

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Influence of the Extreme Conditions on the Water Quality and Material Exchange Flux in the Strait of Istanbul, Hüsne Altıok, Asli Aslan, Süleyman Övez, Nazli Demirel, Ahsen Yüksek, Nur Kiratli, Seyfettin Taş, and Ahmet Edip Müftüoğlu

Case Study, Hurricane Katrina, Asli Aslan and Joan B. Rose

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Detection of Human Pathogenic Ehrlichia muris-like Agent in Peromyscus leucopus, Caroline G. Castillo, Marina E. Eremeeva, Susan M. Paskewitz, Lynne M. Sloan, Xia Lee, William E. Irwin, Stefan Tonsberg, and Bobbi S. Pritt

Research Methods for Environmental Health Science Professionals, Simone M. Charles

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Environmental and Occupational Health in Rural Areas, Simone M. Charles and A. J. Cuevas

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Bacterial Colonization Increases Daily Symptoms in Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Himanshu Desai, Karen Eschberger, Catherine Wrona, Lori Grove, Aarti Agrawal, Brydon Grant, Jingjing Yin, G. Iyer Parameswaran, Timothy Murphy, and Sanjay Sethi

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A More Efficient Gibbs Sampler Estimation Using Steady States Simulation: Application to Public Health Studies, Martin Dunbar, Hani Samawi, Robert L. Vogel, and Lili Yu

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Steady State Gibbs Sampler Estimation for Lung Cancer Data, Martin X. Dunbar, Hani Samawi, Robert L. Vogel, and Lili Yu

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The Sucking Lice (Phthiraptera: Anoplura) Of Georgia, USA: Hosts, Geographical Distributions, and Medical/Veterinary Importance, Lance A. Durden, Edie E. Willis, Allison M. Garretson, and Marina E. Eremeeva

Rickettsial (Spotted & typhus fevers) & related infections (Anaplasmosis & Ehrlichiosis), Marina Eremeeva and Gregory A. Dasch

Rickettsial (Spotted And Typhus Fevers) and Related Infections (Anaplasmosis and Ehrlichiosis), Marina E. Eremeeva and Gregory A. Dasch

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Modern Approaches to Laboratory Diagnosis of Rickettsial Diseases, Marina Eremeeva, S. N. Shpynov, and N. K. Tokarevich

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Cholera Transmission Dynamic Models for Public Health Practitioners, Isaac Chun-Hai Fung

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Ebola and the Social Media, Isaac Chun-Hai Fung, Zion Tsz Ho Tse, Chi-Ngai Cheung, Adriana Miu, and King-Wa Fu

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An Open Label Study of Solifenacin Succinate (VESIcare®) for the Treatment of Overactive Bladder in Parkinson’s Disease, Israt Jahan, Camille Vaughan, Marian Evatt, Kelly Sullivan, Carlos Singer, Raul Ordorica, and Theresa Zesiewicz

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Association between C-Reactive Protein and Depression: Modulated by Gender and Mediated by Body Weight, Yuexing Liu, Hasan Al-Sayegh, Rajai Jabrah, Wei Wang, Fei Yan, and Jian Zhang

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Impaired Verbal Memory is a Significant Predictor of Early Cerebral-Cardiovascular Death, an 18-Year Follow-Up of a National Cohort, Joseph Lowry, Anissa Austin, Hasan Al-Sayegh, Fei Yan, Fengqi Liu, and Jian Zhang

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A Phylogenetic Model for Understanding the Effect of Gene Duplication on Cancer Progression, Qin Ma, Jaxk H. Reeves, David A. Liberles, Lili Yu, Zheng Chang, Jing Zhao, Juan Cui, Ying Xu, and Liang Liu

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Peak Expiratory Flow in Adults and Changes in Particulate Matter Air Pollution During the Beijing Olympics: A Panel Study, Lina Mu, Furong Deng, Lili Tian, Yanli Li, Jingjing Yin, Richard Browne, Junfeng Zhang, Zuo-Feng Zhang, and Matthew Bonner

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A Novel Three Serum Phospholipid Panel Differentiates Normal Individuals from Those with Prostate Cancer, Nima Patel, Robert L. Vogel, Kumar Chandra-Kuntal, Wayne Glasgow, and Uddhav Kelavkar

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Impact of School Flu Vaccine Program on Student Absences, Sara S. Plaspohl, Betty T. Dixon, James A. Streater, Elizabeth T. Hausauer, Christopher P. Newman, and Robert L. Vogel

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Sylvatic Typhus Associated with Flying Squirrels (Glaucomys volans) in New York State, United States, Melissa A. Prusinski, Jennifer L. White, Susan J. Wong, Maureen A. Conlon, Christina Egan, Cassandra D. Kelly-Cirino, Brian R. Laniewicz, P. Bryon Backenson, William L. Nicholson, Marina Eremeeva, Sandor E. Karpathy, Gregory A. Dasch, and Dennis J. White

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Management of Comorbidities in Diabetics With Renal Cell Carcinoma Past Utilization and Current Outcomes, Jonathan L. Rabey, Jingjing Yin, Tammy M. Kublas, Terry Mashtare, and Alice C. Ceacareanu

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A More Efficient Nonparametric Test of Symmetry Based on Overlapping Coefficient, Hani M. Samawi and Robert L. Vogel

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Notes on Two Sample Tests for Partially Correlated (Paired) Data, Hani Samawi and Robert L. Vogel

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On Simple Tests of Diagonal Symmetry for Bivariate Distributions, Hani Samawi and Robert L. Vogel

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Lung Flute Improves Symptoms and Health Status in COPD with Chronic Bronchitis: A 26 Week Randomized Controlled Trial, Sanjay Sethi, Jingjing Yin, and Pamela K. Anderson

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Modeling the Probability of Second Cancers in Controlled Clinical Trials, Kao-Tai Tsai and Karl E. Peace

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Estimating Neighbourhood-Level Socio-Economic Effect on Preterm Births Using a Multilevel Approach: A Case Study in Georgia, USA, Wei Tu, Jun Tu, and Stuart H. Tedders

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Rickettsia africae and Candidatus Rickettsia barbariae in Ticks in Israel, Trevor Waner, Avi Keysary, Marina E. Eremeeva, Adi Beth Din, Kosta Y. Mumcuoglu, Roni King, and Yafit Atiya-Nasagi

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Overview of Inference about ROC Curve in Medical Diagnosis, Jingjing Yin

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Joint Confidence Region Estimation for Area Under ROC Curve and Youden Index, Jingjing Yin and Lili Tian

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Joint Inference about Sensitivity and Specificity at Optimal Cut-Off Point Associated with Youden Index, Jingjing Yin and Lili Tian

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Optimal Linear Combinations of Multiple Diagnostic Biomarkers Based on Youden Index, Jingjing Yin and Lili Tian

Report from the office of International Chinese Statistical Association, Lili Yu

Report from the office of International Chinese Statistical Association, Lili Yu

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URGE-PD: A Multi-Site, Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Trial of Solifenacin succinate (VESIcare®) for the Treatment of Overactive Bladder in Parkinson’s Disease, Theresa Zesiewicz, Marian Evatt, Israt Jahan, Camille Vaughan, Carlos Singer, Raul Ordorica, and Kelly Sullivan

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Treatment of Spinocerebellar Ataxia with Intravenous Immune Globulin (IVIG), Theresa Zesiewicz, Israt Jahan, Kelly Sullivan, Clifton Gooch, and Tuan Vu

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Causality Is Logically Definable-Toward an Equilibrium-Based Computing Paradigm of Quantum Agents and Quantum Intelligence (QAQI), Wen-Ran Zhang and Karl E. Peace

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Cost-Effectiveness of Alternative Strategies for Annual Influenza Vaccination among Children Aged 6 Months to 14 Years in Four Provinces in China, Lei Zhou, Sujian Situ, Zijian Feng, Charisma Y. Atkins, Isaac Chun-Hai Fung, Zhen Xu, Ting Huang, Shixiong Hu, and Xianjun Wang

Submissions from 2013

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Analysis of Oleanolic Acid and Ursolic Acid, Potential Antifertility Agents in Moringa (Moringa oleifera) Seed, Akwasi Ampofo-Yeboah, Helet Lambrechts, Danie Brink, Fletcher Hilten, and Evans Afriyie-Gyawu

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Evaluation of the Host Specificity of Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron Alpha-1-6, Mannanase Gene as a Sewer Marker, Asli Aslan and Joan B. Rose

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The Biology and Taxonomy of Head and Body Lice— Implications for Louse-Borne Disease Prevention, Denise L. Bonilla, Lance A. Durden, Marina E. Eremeeva, and Gregory A. Dasch

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Approximating the Baseline Hazard Function by Taylor Series for Interval-Censored Time-to-Event Data, Ding-Geng Chen, Lili Yu, Karl E. Peace, Y. L. Lio, and Yibin Wang

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Investigation of an Outbreak of Rickettsial Febrile Illness in Guatemala, 2007, Marina Eremeeva, Elsa Berganza, Gloria Saurez, Lorena Gobern, Erica Dueger, Leticia Castillo, Lissette Reyes, Mary E. Wikswo, Kyle F. Abramowicz, Gregory A. Dasch, and Kim A. Lindblade

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Principles and Practice of Pediatric Infectious Diseases (Long, Pickering, and Prober, eds.), Marina Eremeeva and Greogory A. Dasch

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Chinese Social Media Reaction to the MERS-Cov and Avian Influenza A (H7N9) Outbreaks, Isaac Chun-Hai Fung, King-Wa Fu, Yuchen Ying, Braydon Schaible, Yi Hao, Chung-Hong Chan, and Zion Tsz-Ho Tse

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Efficient Use of Social Media During the Avian Influenza A(H7N9) Emergency Response, Isaac Fung and Karen Wong

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Perception or Reality of Body Weight: Which Matters to the Depressive Symptoms, Jaynie L. Gaskin, Adam J. Pulver, Kiswana Branch, Ahmed Kabore, Tabitha James, and Jian Zhang

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Rickdettsia sp. 364D Causing a Cluster of Eschar-associated Illness, Samantha Johnston, Carol A. Glaser, Kerry Ann Padgett, Debra A. Wadford, Alex Espinosa, Natasha Espinosa, Marina Eremeeva, Karen Tait, Barbara Hobson, Sarit Shtivelman, Charlotte Hsieh, and Sharon L. Messenger

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Social Contacts and Depression in Middle and Advanced Adulthood: Findings from a US National Survey, 2005–2008, Lindsey E. McKenzie, Ram N. Polur, Cholrelia Wesley, Jessica D. Allen, Robert E. McKeown, and Jian Zhang

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Rates of Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and Genital Herpes Before and After Spring Break and Homecoming at a Southeastern American University, Macaulay Okwuokenye, Karl E. Peace, Brian Deloach, Paul Ferguson, and Gulzar H. Shah

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Health and Personal Resources in Older Cancer Patients Undergoing Chemotherapy, Claire Robb

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Daily Walking and Life Expectancy of Elderly People in the Iowa 65+ Rural Health Study, Hani M. Samawi

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Valid Estimation of Odds Ratio Using Two Types of Moving Extreme Ranked Set Sampling, Hani M. Samawi and Mohammad Al-Saleh

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Childhood Asthma in Georgia: Comparison against the Nation, Hani Samawi, James H. Stephens, Gerald R. Ledlow, and Ren Chunfeng