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Fine Particulate Matter Constituents Associated with Cardiovascular Hospitalizations and Mortality in New York City
Background Recent time-series studies have indicated that both cardiovascular disease (CVD)mortality and hospitalizations are associated with particulate matter (PM). However, seasonal patterns of PMExpand
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The associations between daily spring pollen counts, over-the-counter allergy medication sales, and asthma syndrome emergency department visits in New York City, 2002-2012
BackgroundMany types of tree pollen trigger seasonal allergic illness, but their population-level impacts on allergy and asthma morbidity are not well established, likely due to the paucity of longExpand
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The Association of Tree Pollen Concentration Peaks and Allergy Medication Sales in New York City: 2003–2008
The impact of pollen exposure on population allergic illness is poorly characterized. We explore the association of tree pollen and over-the-counter daily allergy medication sales in the New YorkExpand
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Assessing Syndromic Surveillance of Cardiovascular Outcomes from Emergency Department Chief Complaint Data in New York City
Background Prospective syndromic surveillance of emergency department visits has been used for near-real time tracking of communicable diseases to detect outbreaks or other unexpected diseaseExpand
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Evaluating and implementing temporal, spatial, and spatio-temporal methods for outbreak detection in a local syndromic surveillance system
The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has operated an emergency department syndromic surveillance system since 2001, using temporal and spatial scan statistics run on a dailyExpand
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Real-time surveillance of heat-related morbidity: Relation to excess mortality associated with extreme heat
The impact of heat on mortality is well documented but deaths tend to occur after (or lag) extreme heat events, and mortality data is generally not available for timely surveillance during extremeExpand
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Advancing the Use of Emergency Department Syndromic Surveillance Data, New York City, 2012-2016
Introduction: The use of syndromic surveillance has expanded from its initial purpose of bioterrorism detection. We present 6 use cases from New York City that demonstrate the value of syndromicExpand
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Using Syndromic Surveillance to Investigate Tattoo-Related Skin Infections in New York City
In response to two isolated cases of Mycobacterium chelonae infections in tattoo recipients where tap water was used to dilute ink, the New York City (NYC) Department of Health and Mental HygieneExpand
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Risk of Cardiovascular Morbidity and Mortality in Relation to Temperature
Objective To examine the effects of temperature on cardiovascular-related (CVD) morbidity and mortality among New York City (NYC) residents. Introduction Extreme temperatures are consistently shownExpand
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Investigating a Syndromic Surveillance Signal with Complimentary Data Systems
In early June, the New York City syndromic surveillance system detected five signals in sales of over-the-counter antidiarrheal medications. To determine if this increase reflected a concerningExpand
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