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Respiratory Epidemiology (ERS Monograph)



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Epidemiology of Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes

As the incidence of childhood obesity continues to dramatically increase, the emergence of type 2 and the increasing incidence of type 1 diabetes in young people demonstrate that childhood diabetes, like adult onset diabetes, is a complex and heterogeneous condition presenting new obstacles to the practicing clinician. Epidemiology of Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes is the first source on the market to address this critical paradigm shift and offer insights and recommendations as to how clinicians can better care for this growing patient population. Epidemiology of Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes : is the first book devoted specifically to the epidemiology of diabetes in children and adolescents examines the prevalence and clinical manifestations of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes in children and adolescents reviews clinical trials and outcomes, risk factors, complications, and interventions includes practical discussions pertaining to environmental and behavioral risk factors, genetics, screening, treatment and prevention, and how they relate to the type 1 and 2 diabetes in adolescents
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Drugs and Addictive Behaviour: A Guide to Treatment 3rd Edition

This completely revised and updated third edition presents a comprehensive overview of substance misuse and dependence. The volume places a special emphasis on practical, evidence-based approaches to the assessment and management of a wide range of drug-related problems in a variety of clinical settings, and includes an entirely new chapter on alcohol abuse. The author defines all the terms and describes the effects of substance misuse on a patient’s life. Epidemiology, and international prevention and drug control policies are covered to address the global nature of the problem, and the appendix provides a series of clinical intervention tools, among them a Substance Misuse Assessment Questionnaire.



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Methods in Social Epidemiology 1st Edition

Social epidemiology is the study of how social interactions—social norms, laws, institutions, conventia, social conditions and behavior—affect the health of populations. This practical, comprehensive introduction to methods in social epidemiology is written by experts in the field. It is perfectly timed for the growth in interest among those in public health, community health, preventive medicine, sociology, political science, social work, and other areas of social research.

Topics covered are:

  • Introduction: Advancing Methods in Social Epidemiology
  • The History of Methods of Social Epidemilogy to 1965
  • Indicators of Socioeconomic Position
  • Measuring and Analyzing ‘Race’
  • Racism and Racial Discrimination
  • Measuring Poverty
  • Measuring Health Inequalities
  • A Conceptual Framework for Measuring Segregation and its Association with Population Outcomes
  • Measures of Residential Community Contexts
  • Using Census Data to Approximate Neighborhood Effects
  • Community-based Participatory Research: Rationale and Relevance for Social Epidemiology
  • Network Methods in Social Epidemiology
  • Identifying Social Interactions: A Review, Multilevel Studies
  • Experimental Social Epidemiology: Controlled Community Trials
  • Propensity Score Matching Methods for Social Epidemiology
  • Natural Experiments and Instrumental Variable Analyses in Social Epidemiology
  • and Using Causal Diagrams to Understand Common Problems in Social Epidemiology.

“Publication of this highly informative textbook clearly reflects the coming of age of many social epidemiology methods, the importance of which rests on their potential contribution to significantly improving the effectiveness of the population-based approach to prevention. This book should be of great interest not only to more advanced epidemiology students but also to epidemiologists in general, particularly those concerned with health policy and the translation of epidemiologic findings into public health practice. The cause of achieving a ‘more complete’ epidemiology envisaged by the editors has been significantly advanced by this excellent textbook.”
Moyses Szklo, professor of epidemiology and editor-in-chief, American Journal of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University

“Social epidemiology is a comparatively new field of inquiry that seeks to describe and explain the social and geographic distribution of health and of the determinants of health. This book considers the major methodological challenges facing this important field. Its chapters, written by experts in a variety of disciplines, are most often authoritative, typically provocative, and often debatable, but always worth reading.”
Stephen W. Raudenbush, Lewis-Sebring Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Chicago

“The roadmap for a new generation of social epidemiologists. The publication of this treatise is a significant event in the history of the discipline.”
Ichiro Kawachi, professor of social epidemiology, Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard University

Methods in Social Epidemiology not only illuminates the difficult questions that future generations of social epidemiologists must ask, it also identifies the paths they must boldly travel in the pursuit of answers, if this exciting interdisciplinary science is to realize its full potential. This beautifully edited volume appears at just the right moment to exert a profound influence on the field.”
Sherman A. James, Susan B. King Professor of Public Policy Studies, professor of Community and Family Medicine, professor of African-American Studies, Duke University



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Encyclopedia of Epidemiology

The Encyclopedia of Epidemiology presents state-of-the-art information from the field of epidemiology in a less technical and accessible style and format. With more than 600 entries, no single reference provides as comprehensive a resource in as focused and appropriate manner. The entries cover every major facet of epidemiology, from risk ratios to case-control studies to mediating and moderating variables, and much more. Relevant topics from related fields such as biostatistics and health economics are also included.



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Teaching Epidemiology: A guide for teachers in epidemiology, public health and clinical medicine

Teaching epidemiology requires skill and knowledge, combined with a clear teaching strategy and good pedagogic skills. The general advice is simple: if you are not an expert on a topic, try to enrich your background knowledge before you start teaching. The new edition of Teaching Epidemiology helps you to do this and, by providing world-expert teachers’ advice on how best to structure teaching, providing a unique insight into what has worked in their hands. This book will help you to tailor your own epidemiology teaching programme.
The fourth edition of this established text has been fully revised and updated, drawing on new research findings and recently developed methods including research technologies in genetic epidemiology and method development in relation to causal analysis. Analytical tools provide teachers in the field with the skills to guide students at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Each chapter in Teaching Epidemiology comprises key concepts in epidemiology, subject specific methodologies, and disease specific issues, to provide expert assistance in the teaching of a wide range of epidemiology courses.



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Epidemiology: Study Design and Data Analysis, Third Edition

Highly praised for its broad, practical coverage, the second edition of this popular text incorporated the major statistical models and issues relevant to epidemiological studies. Epidemiology: Study Design and Data Analysis, Third Edition continues to focus on the quantitative aspects of epidemiological research. Updated and expanded, this edition shows students how statistical principles and techniques can help solve epidemiological problems.

New to the Third Edition

– New chapter on risk scores and clinical decision rules

– New chapter on computer-intensive methods, including the bootstrap, permutation tests, and missing value imputation

– New sections on binomial regression models, competing risk, information criteria, propensity scoring, and splines

– Many more exercises and examples using both Stata and SAS

– More than 60 new figures

After introducing study design and reviewing all the standard methods, this self-contained book takes students through analytical methods for both general and specific epidemiological study designs, including cohort, case-control, and intervention studies. In addition to classical methods, it now covers modern methods that exploit the enormous power of contemporary computers. The book also addresses the problem of determining the appropriate size for a study, discusses statistical modeling in epidemiology, covers methods for comparing and summarizing the evidence from several studies, and explains how to use statistical models in risk forecasting and assessing new biomarkers. The author illustrates the techniques with numerous real-world examples and interprets results in a practical way. He also includes an extensive list of references for further reading along with exercises to reinforce understanding.

Web Resource

A wealth of supporting material can be downloaded from the book’s CRC Press web page, including:

– Real-life data sets used in the text

– SAS and Stata programs used for examples in the text

– SAS and Stata programs for special techniques covered

– Sample size spreadsheet



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Veterinary Epidemiologic Research

This is an extremely ambitious text that considerably extends the scope of material covered by other epidemiological texts. The goal of the authors is to provide a focus on both design and analytical issues in epidemiology. The text is directed at a postgraduate student level, but there is much that is pertinent to undergraduates and ample for to those interested in epidemiology, study design and data analysis. There are 28 Chapters which include an Introduction and Causal Concepts, Sampling, Questionaire Design, Measures of Disease Frequency, Screening and Diagnostic Tests and Measures of Association. Chapters on study design include an Introduction to Observational Studies, Cohort Studies, Case-Control Studies, Hybrid Study Designs, Controlled Trials and Validity in Observational Studies. The analytical chapters are extensive and cover Confounding Bias, Analytic Control and Matching, Linear Regression, Logistic Regression, and Modelling Multinomial Data, Count and Rate Data and Survival Data. There are chapters on clustered data and the methods for modelling these, including mixed models and Bayesian analysis. There are chapters on Meta-analysis, and approaches to model building and data analysis. While other texts provide more depth on all these topics, relevant texts are referenced. Strengths of this book are the examples provided and the appropriateness and currency of the references to which readers are directed. Many of the case examples and data sets are derived from recent published papers or obtained from the authors of the papers.
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Essential Epidemiology

Taking a practical approach and supported by global examples from all areas of health, the new edition of this popular and highly commended textbook has been updated to reflect current epidemiological thinking and teaching. Based on feedback from teachers and students, material has been reordered to better suit courses and reflect the underlying logic and purpose of epidemiology. • Provides students with a rounded picture of the field by emphasizing the commonalities across different areas of epidemiology, including clinical epidemiology, and highlighting the key role of epidemiology in public health • Avoids complex mathematics by restricting this to optional material, thereby keeping the book accessible to students from non-quantitative backgrounds • Integrated and supplementary questions help students to reinforce concepts • A wealth of online material is available at www.cambridge.org/essential_epidemiology, including additional questions, advanced material for key concepts, recommendations for further reading, links to useful websites and slides for teaching, supporting both students and teachers.



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