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Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) is a strain of Staphylococcus aureus resistant to methicillin/oxacillin. The high incidence of resistance to most commonly used antibiotics including carbapenems and cephalosporins among strains of MRSA present challenges to the management of... Read more

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Newborn hearing screening prior to hospital discharge is implemented in all states and some U.S. territories. All newborns who fail the hearing screening are encouraged to follow up to get further tests to confirm diagnosis of hearing loss as early as possible, preferably by three months of age... Read more

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This video provides useful information about the 2015 ISDS Conference and Abstract Submission Process.

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CRE are drug-resistant bacteria that have a mortality rate of up to 50% in those infected. Several clusters of CRE have been detected in Illinois, often in long-term acute care hospitals. In response, Illinois created the XDRO registry, a mandatory reporting system designed to aid inter-facility... Read more

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NBIC integrates, analyzes, and shares national biosurveillance information provided from capabilities distributed across public and private sectors. The integration of information enables early warning and shared situational awareness of nationally significant biological events to inform... Read more

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Wendy Chapman, PhD, Associate Professor, Division of Biomedical Informatics, UCSD School of Medicine


Thursday, November 18, 2010


ISDS Research Committee


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Since 2008, drug overdose deaths exceeded the number of motor vehicle traffic-related deaths in Indiana and the gap continues to widen1. As the opioid crisis rages on in the United States the federal government is providing funding opportunities to states, but it often takes years for best... Read more

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Drug overdose claimed the lives of more than 63,000 Americans in 2016. The majority of these deaths, over 42,000, involved opioids such as heroin, prescription painkillers, and, increasingly, illicitly manufactured fentanyl. Indiana is not immune to this national crisis. In 2003, for example,... Read more

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Approximately one quarter of people treated for tuberculosis (TB) have no supporting microbiology, and thus are not detectable through laboratory reporting systems. Health departments depend upon clinicians to report these cases, but there is important underreporting. We previously described the... Read more

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Drug-related deaths have increased over the past decade throughout the United States. In New York City (NYC), every year there are approximately 900 psychoactive drug-related fatalities with the majority involving opioids. Unintentional drug overdose is the fourth leading cause of early adult... Read more

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