Henry Rolka

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The objective of this report is to provide a basis to inform decisions about priorities for developing statistical research initiatives in the field of public health surveillance for emerging threats. Rapid information system advances have created a vast opportunity of secondary data sources for information to enhance the situational and health status(More)
A multistate outbreak of Escherichia coli O157:H7 infections occurred in the United States in June and July 1997. Two concurrent outbreaks were investigated through independent case-control studies in Michigan and Virginia and by subtyping isolates with pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE). Isolates from 85 persons were indistinguishable by PFGE. Alfalfa(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of the study was to diagnose the quality of life (QoL) of children brought up in children's homes, to compare findings with results for peers living in complete families. MATERIAL AND METHODS In the Stage I was to determine the usefulness of tools for QoL evaluation in a group of 120 children from children's homes in the Podlaskie(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was the assessment of climacteric symptoms, the activity and quality of life of women in menopausal period from Poland, Greece and Belorussia using a Menopause Rating Scale (MRS). MATERIAL AND METHODS The study was conducted among women in age after 45 years, from Poland (55), Belorussia (50) and Greece (85). MRS was obtained(More)
BACKGROUND There has been an ongoing debate among birth defects investigators about whether or not to publish estimates of rates of birth defects with confidence intervals to allow for comparisons of rates across regions and time. A major impediment in resolving this debate has been the lack of a framework for quantifying uncertainties in the data that can(More)
reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Objective To describe data management and analytic processes undertaken to rapidly acquire and use previously unavailable data during a public health emergency response. Introduction Accurately gauging the health status of a population during an event of public health significance(More)
for their thoughtful, interesting, and informative commentaries. Given our divergent backgrounds—from local to federal public health, from academia to the CDC, from experience in industrial quality control to applied biosurveillance—I was a bit surprised but very pleased to find that we are all largely in agreement. In terms of the commentaries, let me(More)
PURPOSE Analysis of incidence of fungal pathogens in air of Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Allergology of Medical University in Wrocław. MATERIAL AND METHODS Materials for the tests were: the air samples in front of the building, corridors, library, lecture hall, and mycological laboratory. The air pollution was determined using SAS SUPER 100.(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of the study was to determine relations between health-related behaviour categories and quality of life (QoL) categories made by children brought up in a children's home and to compare the results obtained with the results for a group of peers brought up by their own families. MATERIAL AND METHODS The study was performed on a group of(More)