Publications Related to "Pia MacDonald"
A case control study of environmental and occupational exposures associated with methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus nasal carriage in patients admitted to a rural tertiary care hospital in a high density swine region.
We can have it all: Improved surveillance outcomes and decreased personnel costs associated with electronic reportable disease surveillance, North Carolina, 2010.
We can have it all: Improved surveillance outcomes and decreased personnel costs associated with electronic reportable disease surveillance, North Carolina, 2010
OBJECTIVES: We assessed the timeliness, accuracy, and cost of a new electronic disease surveillance system at the local health department level. We describe practices associated with lower cost and better surveillance timeliness and accuracy....
Improvements in timeliness resulting from the implementation of electronic laboratory reporting and an electronic disease surveillance system.
Fueling the public health practice workforce pipeline: Can a graduate student volunteer response team lead students to careers in applied public health?
Residential household knowledge and receipt of potassium iodide within the 10-mile emergency planning zone of a nuclear power plant in North Carolina, 2010
There has been renewed interest in radiological preparedness and countermeasures for nuclear power plant (NPP) emergencies in the United States as a result of the Fukushima Daiichi accident in March 2011. One such countermeasure, potassium iodide...
A non-randomized controlled trial of artesunate plus sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine with or without primaquine for preventing the post-treatment circulation of Plasmodium falciparum gametocytes
Epidemiology of Plasmodium falciparum gametocytemia in India: Prevalence, age-structure, risk factors and the role of a predictive score for detection.
Local surveillance practice evaluation in North Carolina and value of new national accreditation measures
Medical and household characteristics associated with methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus nasal carriage among patients admitted to rural tertiary care hospital
BackgroundMethicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) poses a threat to patient safety and public health. Understanding how MRSA is acquired is important for prevention efforts. This study investigates risk factors for MRSA nasal carriage...