Mary B Brundage

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Concern about respiratory diseases in soldiers increased in the late 1990s as production of the successful adenovirus vaccines stopped and the possibilities of an emergent pandemic influenza strain and use of bioweapons by terrorists were seriously considered. Current information on the causes and severity of influenza-like illness (ILI) was lacking. Viral(More)
BACKGROUND As part of Choosing Wisely Canada (a national campaign to encourage patient-provider conversations about unnecessary medical tests, treatments, and procedures), a list of ten oncology practices that could be low-value in some instances was developed. Of those practices, two were specific to radiation therapy (rt): conventional fractionation as(More)
OBJECTIVE Rising U.S. asthma prevalence will be reflected in military applicants. We studied retaining mild asthmatics on active duty. METHODS A cohort study at Great Lakes Naval Training Center from 2000 to 2002 compared recruits diagnosed during basic training with mild asthma to matched comparison recruits on outpatient visits, hospitalizations, and(More)
The Department of Defense (DoD) has engaged in West Nile virus (WNV) surveillance and response since 1999. In 2002, the three Services continued their cooperative, multidisciplinary approach to the WNV outbreak. Activities included a doubling of mosquito surveillance and vector control responses, extension of and doubling of bird and nonhuman mammal(More)
The designation "clinically localized prostate cancer" comprises a group of biologically heterogeneous tumours with different growth rates and risks of relapse. Because prostate cancer is primarily a disease of older men, treatment selection must take into account the prognosis of the tumour, patient age, comorbidities, side effects of treatment, and(More)
6088 Background: We examined the body of oncology health-services research (HSR) published in 2009 in order to describe current research in three dimensions: a) the HSR domain of interest b) the place on the cancer care continuum that was studied and c) important elements of study design. METHODS We searched Medline using terms relevant to both HSR and(More)
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