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  1. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) greatly contributes to morbidity and mortality in the pediatric population. We examined potential urban/rural disparities in mortality amongst Oregon pediatric patients with TBI tr...

    Authors: Megan J. Leonhard, Dagan A. Wright, Rongwei Fu, David P. Lehrfeld and Kathleen F. Carlson

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2015 2:32

    Content type: Original Contribution

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  2. The science of sports injury control, including both its cause and prevention, has largely been informed by a biomedical and mechanistic model of health. Traditional scientific practice in sports injury resear...

    Authors: Adam Hulme and Caroline F. Finch

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2015 2:31

    Content type: Review

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  3. Efforts to control agricultural injuries have been underway for years. Yet, very little is known about their trends over time. We examined trends in non-fatal agricultural injuries through analyzing injuries r...

    Authors: Celestin Missikpode, Corinne Peek-Asa, Tracy Young, Amanda Swanton, Kathy Leinenkugel and James Torner

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2015 2:30

    Content type: Original Contribution

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  4. Residential sprinkler systems (RSS) are one intervention to prevent fire injury and death, yet there is no literature documenting why RSS homeowners opt to purchase a sprinkler-equipped home. This manuscript d...

    Authors: Shannon Frattaroli, Keshia M. Pollack, Phillip J. Cook, Michele Salomon, Elise Omaki and Andrea C. Gielen

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2015 2:27

    Content type: Original Contribution

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  5. In any spatial research, the use of accurate location data is critical to the reliability of the results. Unfortunately, however, many of the administrative data sets used in injury research do not include the...

    Authors: Ofer Amram, Nadine Schuurman, Natalie L. Yanchar, Ian Pike, Michael Friger and Donald Griesdale

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2015 2:29

    Content type: Original Contribution

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  6. Traumatic spinal cord injury (TSCI) has a high personal and socio-economic impact. Effective public health prevention policies that aim to reduce this burden are reliant on contemporary information of the risk...

    Authors: Jonviea D. Chamberlain, Olivier Deriaz, Margret Hund-Georgiadis, Sonja Meier, Anke Scheel-Sailer, Martin Schubert, Gerold Stucki and Martin WG Brinkhof

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2015 2:28

    Content type: Original Contribution

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  7. Children in the United States are at far greater risk of unintentional gun death than children in other developed countries. The relative figures may even be worse since the estimates for US child unintentiona...

    Authors: David Hemenway and Sara J. Solnick

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2015 2:26

    Content type: Original Contribution

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  8. Falls among older adults are a common and serious public health problem. Evidence-based fall prevention programs delivered in community settings and targeting older adults living independently are increasingly...

    Authors: Jonathan Howland, Kalpana Narayan Shankar, Elizabeth W. Peterson and Alyssa A. Taylor

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2015 2:25

    Content type: Original Contribution

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  9. Falls are the leading cause of injury-related hospital admissions in Canadian older adults, accounting for 85 % of injury hospitalizations among older adults aged over 65 years. While many of these injuries ca...

    Authors: Shanthi Johnson, Sheila Kelly and Drona Rasali

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2015 2:24

    Content type: Original Contribution

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  10. Dizziness is often reported after a sports-related concussion. Forces experienced at the time of the concussion can cause an injury to multiple anatomical areas, including the central nervous system, the vesti...

    Authors: Jennifer C. Reneker, Vinay Cheruvu, Jingzhen Yang, Chad E. Cook, Mark A. James, M. Clay Moughiman and Joseph A. Congeni

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2015 2:22

    Content type: Original Contribution

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  11. Children with disabilities are thought to have an increased risk of unintentional injuries, but quantitative syntheses of findings from previous studies have not been done. We conducted a systematic review and...

    Authors: Xiuquan Shi, Junxin Shi, Krista K. Wheeler, Lorann Stallones, Shanthi Ameratunga, Tom Shakespeare, Gary A. Smith and Huiyun Xiang

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2015 2:21

    Content type: Review

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  12. Head injuries, particularly concussion, are a major cause of concern in many sports, particularly the football codes, driving a need to better understand injury mechanisms and potential methods of prevention. ...

    Authors: Lauren V. Fortington, Dara M. Twomey and Caroline F. Finch

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2015 2:20

    Content type: Original Contribution

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  13. The relationship between economic development and road safety at sub-national level has not been well established. This study aims to assess the relationships between economic growth (measured by gross regiona...

    Authors: Huan He, Nino Paichadze, Adnan A. Hyder and David Bishai

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2015 2:19

    Content type: Original Contribution

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  14. Pedestrians distracted by digital devices or other activities are at a higher risk of injury as they cross streets. We sought to describe the incidence of pedestrians distracted by digital devices or other act...

    Authors: Pina Violano, Linda Roney and Kirsten Bechtel

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2015 2:18

    Content type: Original Contribution

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  15. Representing 2 % of the general population, American Indians/Alaska Natives (AIs/ANs) were associated with 0.5 % (63) of the estimated 12,500 new cases of spinal cord injury (SCI) reported to the National Spin...

    Authors: Alan D Cook, Jeanette G Ward, Kristina M Chapple, Hassan Akinbiyi, Mark Garrett and Forrest O’Dell Moore III

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2015 2:17

    Content type: Original Contribution

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  16. Head injuries are the leading cause of death among cyclists, 85 % of which can be prevented by wearing a bicycle helmet. This study aims to estimate the incidence of pediatric bicycle-related injuries in Olmst...

    Authors: Ruchi Kaushik, Isabelle M Krisch, Darrell R Schroeder, Randall Flick and Michael E Nemergut

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2015 2:16

    Content type: Original Contribution

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  17. Safe Routes to School (SRTS) is a federally funded transportation program for facilitating physically active commuting to and from school in children through improvements of the built environment, such as side...

    Authors: Charles DiMaggio, Joanne Brady and Guohua Li

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2015 2:15

    Content type: Original Contribution

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  18. Persons subject to domestic violence restraining orders (DVROs), known as respondents, are generally prohibited from possessing firearms. Efforts to enforce that prohibition have not been evaluated. The study ...

    Authors: Garen J. Wintemute, Shannon Frattaroli, Mona A. Wright, Barbara E. Claire, Katherine A. Vittes and Daniel W. Webster

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2015 2:14

    Content type: Original Contribution

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  19. The epidemiology of sports-related concussion is not well-described in the literature. This paper presents a descriptive epidemiology of concussion in seven high school and collegiate sports.

    Authors: Stephen W Marshall, Kevin M Guskiewicz, Viswanathan Shankar, Michael McCrea and Robert C Cantu

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2015 2:13

    Content type: Original Contribution

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  20. The Massachusetts (MA) Department of Public Health engaged the Injury Prevention Center at Boston Medical Center to develop a statewide baseline (2012) inventory of evidence-based (EB) community falls preventi...

    Authors: Jonathan Howland, Nicole J Treadway, Alyssa A Taylor and Elizabeth W Peterson

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2015 2:12

    Content type: Original contribution

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  21. The New York City emergency department (ED) syndromic surveillance (SS) system provides near real-time data on the majority of ED visits. The utility of ED SS for injury surveillance has not been thoroughly ev...

    Authors: Kacie Seil, Jennifer Marcum, Ramona Lall and Catherine Stayton

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2015 2:11

    Content type: Original contribution

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  22. Due to a decreasing birth rate and longer life expectancy, the proportion of Americans over the age of 65 is expected to rise in coming years. Drivers over 65 drive two billion miles yearly, a number that will...

    Authors: Alexander J Mizenko, Brian C Tefft, Lindsay S Arnold and Jurek G Grabowski

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2015 2:9

    Content type: Original contribution

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  23. We sought to identify the role of pre-injury socio-demographic and health characteristics, and injury severity in determining health-related quality-of-life outcomes for mild to moderate injuries 2 months afte...

    Authors: Jagnoor Jagnoor, Annelies De Wolf, Michael Nicholas, Chris G Maher, Petrina Casey, Fiona Blyth, Ian A Harris and Ian D Cameron

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2015 2:8

    Content type: Original contribution

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  24. Children and youth worldwide are at high risk of injury resulting in morbidity, disability or mortality. Disparities in risk exist between and within countries, and by sex and ethnicity. Our aim is to contribu...

    Authors: M Anne George, Andrew Jin, Mariana Brussoni, Christopher E Lalonde and Rod McCormick

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2015 2:7

    Content type: Original contribution

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  25. Fitness facilities provide an avenue to engage in physical activity, which is widely encouraged to improve health. However, there is risk of injury. This study aimed to identify the specific causes of injuries...

    Authors: Shannon E Gray and Caroline F Finch

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2015 2:6

    Content type: Original contribution

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  26. Recent efforts to pass rear seat belt laws for adults have been hampered by large gaps in the scientific literature. This study examines driver, vehicle, crash, and passenger characteristics associated with mo...

    Authors: Eli Raneses and Joyce C Pressley

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2015 2:5

    Content type: Original contribution

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  27. In the past 40 years, a variety of factors might have impacted motor vehicle (MV) fatality trends in the US, including public health policies, engineering innovations, trauma care improvements, etc. These fact...

    Authors: Priti Bandi, Diana Silver, Tod Mijanovich and James Macinko

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2015 2:4

    Content type: Original contribution

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  28. Connecticut (CT) passed its original sport-related concussion (SRC) law (PA 10-62) in 2010. The law requires that a health-care professional evaluate high school athletes with concussion symptoms. The purpose ...

    Authors: Thomas Trojian, Pina Violano, Matthew Hall and Charles Duncan

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2015 2:2

    Content type: Original contribution

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  29. The injury spectrum published in the literature has mainly been presented for a certain age group, as elderly or for a certain type of injury, as fracture and often restricted to in-hospital care cases. Our ob...

    Authors: Fredrik Röding, Marie Lindkvist, Ulrica Bergström and Jack Lysholm

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2015 2:3

    Content type: Original contribution

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  30. Alcohol and marijuana are among the most commonly used drugs by adolescents and young adults. The question of whether these two drugs are substitutes or complements has important implications for public policy...

    Authors: Katherine M Keyes, Joanne E Brady and Guohua Li

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2015 2:1

    Content type: Original contribution

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  31. It is well known that the condition and type of sporting ground influences the risk of sports injury. However, the lack of evidence on the relationship between subjective and objective sporting ground conditio...

    Authors: Dara M Twomey, Lauren A Petrass, John W Orchard and Caroline F Finch

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2014 1:27

    Content type: Original contribution

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  32. Unintentional drug overdose has increased markedly in the past two decades and surpassed motor vehicle crashes as the leading cause of injury mortality in many states. The purpose of this study was to understa...

    Authors: Salima Darakjy, Joanne E Brady, Charles J DiMaggio and Guohua Li

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2014 1:31

    Content type: Short report

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  33. Door-to-door canvassing and installation of smoke alarms have been found to be effective at increasing the number of homes protected. This analysis reports on how smoke alarm coverage changes six months after ...

    Authors: Andrea C Gielen, Elise C Perry, Wendy C Shields, Eileen McDonald, Shannon Frattaroli and Vanya Jones

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2014 1:30

    Content type: Original contribution

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  34. It is unclear whether treatment of mental disorders reduces the probability that a) people without suicidal ideation will begin to contemplate suicide, or b) people who have thought about killing themselves (b...

    Authors: Guilherme Borges, Ricardo Orozco, Joshua Breslau and Matthew Miller

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2014 1:29

    Content type: Original contribution

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  35. The existing research on the association between concussion and mental health outcomes is largely limited to former professional athletes. This cross-sectional study estimated the association between recurrent...

    Authors: Zachary Y Kerr, Kelly R Evenson, Wayne D Rosamond, Jason P Mihalik, Kevin M Guskiewicz and Stephen W Marshall

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2014 1:28

    Content type: Original contribution

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  36. Unintentional injury leads all other causes of death for those 1 to 45 years old. The expense of medical care for injured people is estimated to exceed $406 billion annually. Given this burden on the populatio...

    Authors: Alan Cook, Jennifer Reingle Gonzalez and Bijal A Balasubramanian

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2014 1:23

    Content type: Original contribution

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  37. Globally, road traffic fatalities have been on the increase, particularly in low-and-middle income countries. Much of this is attributed to increases in the acquisition, and use of motorized vehicles. However,...

    Authors: Ayaga Bawah, Paul Welaga, Daniel K Azongo, George Wak, James F Phillips and Abraham Oduro

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2014 1:22

    Content type: Original contribution

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  38. The effectiveness of emergency medical interventions can be best evaluated using time-to-event statistical methods with time-varying covariates (TVC), but this approach is complicated by uncertainty about the ...

    Authors: David E Clark, Peter C Doolittle, Robert J Winchell and Rebecca A Betensky

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2014 1:24

    Content type: Original contribution

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  39. Traffic-related fatalities are a leading cause of premature death worldwide. According to the 2012 report the Global Burden of Disease 2010, traffic injuries ranked 8th as a cause of death in 2010, compared to 10...

    Authors: Suliman Alghnam, Mari Palta, Azita Hamedani, Patrick L Remington, Mohamed Alkelya, Khalid Albedah and Maureen S Durkin

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2014 1:21

    Content type: Original contribution

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  40. The literature on the association between Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and fatal and non-fatal intentional self-harm (ISH) among Veterans who receive care within the Veterans Health Administration (VHA...

    Authors: Jaimie L Gradus, Sarah Leatherman, Sanjay Raju, Ryan Ferguson and Matthew Miller

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2014 1:20

    Content type: Original contribution

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  41. In 2005, the US Congress allocated $612 million for a national Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program to encourage walking and bicycling to schools. We evaluated the effectiveness of a SRTS in controlling pedest...

    Authors: Charles DiMaggio, Qixuan Chen, Peter A Muennig and Guohua Li

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2014 1:17

    Content type: Original contribution

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  42. Previous research aimed at improving injury surveillance standards has focused mainly on issues of data quality rather than upon the implementation of surveillance systems. There are numerous settings where in...

    Authors: Christina L Ekegren, Alex Donaldson, Belinda J Gabbe and Caroline F Finch

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2014 1:19

    Content type: Original contribution

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  43. Changes in health-related quality of life (HRQoL) are more regularly being monitored during the first year after injury. Monitoring changes in HRQoL using spatial cluster analysis can potentially identify conc...

    Authors: Nathaniel Bell, Sami Kruse, Richard K Simons and Mariana Brussoni

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2014 1:16

    Content type: Research methods

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  44. Pediatric traumatic brain injury (TBI) is an important public health problem and little is known about site of care and outcomes of children with severe TBI. Across the country, most injured children are treat...

    Authors: Fernando Ovalle Jr, Likang Xu, William S Pearson, Bridget Spelke and David E Sugerman

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2014 1:15

    Content type: Original contribution

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  45. Previous work has explored the significance of residence on injuries. A number of articles reported higher rates of injury in rural as compared to urban settings. This study aimed to evaluate the importance of...

    Authors: Erik M Hedström and Ingeborg Waernbaum

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2014 1:14

    Content type: Original contribution

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