Anthony R. Hogan

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BACKGROUND Quantification of the disease burden caused by different risks informs prevention by providing an account of health loss different to that provided by a disease-by-disease analysis. No complete revision of global disease burden caused by risk factors has been done since a comparative risk assessment in 2000, and no previous analysis has assessed(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine outcomes and predictors of survival for pediatric patients with thyroid carcinoma. METHODS The Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) registry from 1973 to 2004 was queried for all patients with thyroid carcinoma less than 20 y of age. RESULTS A total of 1753 patients with malignant thyroid neoplasms were identified with(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to examine national outcomes in newborn patients with esophageal atresia and tracheoesophageal fistula (EA/TEF) in the United Sates. METHODS Kids' Inpatient Database (KID) is designed to identify, track, and analyze national outcomes for hospitalized children in the United States. Inpatient admissions for pediatric(More)
As healthcare resources are limited, evidence of program effectiveness is necessary. To demonstrate this, measurement should be conducted at the specific illness level, the generic health status level, and the utility level. Instruments need to be parsimonious to avoid cognitive overload, response burden, or participation refusal. Critical analysis of the(More)
This paper provides an analysis of participation in paid employment for people with a hearing loss over the full span of adult ages. The paper is based on original analysis of the 2003 Australian survey of disability, aging and carers (SDAC). This analysis shows that hearing loss was associated with an increased rate of non-participation in employment of(More)
Climate change is exacerbating climate variability, evident in more frequent and severe weather-related disasters, such as droughts, fires, and floods. Most of what is known about the possible effects of climate change on rural mental health relates to prolonged drought. But though drought is known to be a disproportionate and general stressor, evidence is(More)
PURPOSE Few research studies have sought to examine the health promotion needs of young people with disabilities. This paper reports the association between self-reported disability and various health behaviours (tobacco and alcohol use, physical activity, sedentary activities) psycho-social outcomes and school satisfaction. METHOD Cluster stratified(More)
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE The emergency department thoracotomy (EDT) is rarely utilized in children, and is thus difficult to identify survival factors. We reviewed our experience and performed a systematic review of reports of EDT in pediatric patients. METHODS Patients age ≤18 years who received an EDT from 1991 to 2012 at our institution and all published(More)
PURPOSE We sought to define the sensitivity and specificity of computed tomographic angiography (CTA) in pediatric vascular injuries. METHODS All neck and extremity CTAs performed in pediatric patients at a level 1 trauma center were reviewed from 2001 to 2007. RESULTS Overall, 78 patients were identified with an average age of 15.0 +/- 4.0 (0-18(More)
This paper prospectively documents the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and social participation benefits of adult patients receiving cochlear implants in Australia and New Zealand. Thirty-four consecutively implanted patients completed the Assessment of Quality of Life (AQoL) and Hearing Participation Scale (HPS) instruments before implantation, and(More)