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A New Approach to Monitoring Dengue Activity

Lawrence C. Madoff, David N. Fisman, Taha Kass-Hout, Serap Aksoy
2011 PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases  
large spike in searches in that year, which obscures seasonal oscillation in other years. doi:10.1371/journal.pntd.0001215.g002 Citation: Madoff LC, Fisman DN, Kass-Hout T (2011) A New  ...  However, the pitfalls of this approach can be appreciated in a similar manner: a search on the term ''influenza'' produces a graph with a tremendous spike in 2009 ( Figure 2) ; indeed a spike so large  ... 
doi:10.1371/journal.pntd.0001215 pmid:21647309 pmcid:PMC3104030 fatcat:bgtebkhntvdghbrqoixxtxcqvi

NHIN, RHIOs, and Public Health

Taha A. Kass-Hout, Shellie Kolavic Gray, Barbara L. Massoudi, Gidado-Yisa Immanuel, Matthew Dollacker, Robert Cothren
2007 Journal of Public Health Management and Practice  
Commentary NHIN, RHIOs, and Public Health Taha A. Kass-Hout, Shellie Kolavic Gray, Barbara L.  ...  Kass-Hout, MD, MS, 3375 North- east Expy NE, Koger Center/Harvard Building, Atlanta 30341 (e-mail: Taha.Kass- Taha A.  ... 
doi:10.1097/00124784-200701000-00006 pmid:17149097 fatcat:qx2xwiyj4vg2hmissm7xdl4vu4

The Effect of War on Syrian Refugees With End-Stage Renal Disease

Majd A. Isreb, Saleh Kaysi, Ahmad Oussama Rifai, Hisham Al Kukhun, Saif Aldeen Sultan Al-Adwan, Taha A. Kass-Hout, Mohamed A. Sekkarie
2017 Kidney International Reports  
Thirtynine patients (68%) received dialysis 3 times a week, 17 (30%) twice a week, and 1 patient once a week.  ...  Twenty-six patients (46%) reported that they had to move to a different city 3 or more times to find a dialysis facility.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.ekir.2017.05.009 pmid:29270503 pmcid:PMC5733747 fatcat:lyd4pr3qsna2pbzcr2hgqns63q

OpenFDA: an innovative platform providing access to a wealth of FDA's publicly available data

Taha A Kass-Hout, Zhiheng Xu, Matthew Mohebbi, Hans Nelsen, Adam Baker, Jonathan Levine, Elaine Johanson, Roselie A Bright
2015 JAMIA Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association  
A case study demonstrates a use of openFDA data to understand an apparent association of a drug with an adverse event.  ...  A case study illustrates the use of openFDA in investigating an apparent association between a drug and an adverse event.  ...  Furthermore, the PRR indicates that a report containing aspirin is more than seven times as likely to include flushing as a report that does not contain aspirin.  ... 
doi:10.1093/jamia/ocv153 pmid:26644398 pmcid:PMC4901374 fatcat:5jpob7zgirbvjbibp2ppce25yy

Application of change point analysis to daily influenza-like illness emergency department visits

Taha A Kass-Hout, Zhiheng Xu, Paul McMurray, Soyoun Park, David L Buckeridge, John S Brownstein, Lyn Finelli, Samuel L Groseclose
2012 JAMIA Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association  
Conclusions and significance As a complementary approach to EARS and other aberration detection methods, the CPA method can be used as a tool to detect subtle changes in time-series data more effectively  ...  Objective To evaluate a complementary approach, change point analysis (CPA), for detecting changes in the incidence of ED visits due to ILI.  ...  detected change merits a public health response.  ... 
doi:10.1136/amiajnl-2011-000793 pmid:22759619 pmcid:PMC3534458 fatcat:ghklvdh6mzea5cgkxqkjexz63u

Self-reported fever and measured temperature in emergency department records used for syndromic surveillance: Table 1

Taha A Kass-Hout, David Buckeridge, John Brownstein, Zhiheng Xu, Paul McMurray, Charles K T Ishikawa, Julia Gunn, Barbara L Massoudi
2012 JAMIA Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association  
may bias or limit the accuracy of a surveillance system.  ...  A measured temperature was recorded for 2 151 198 (12.98%; 95% CI 12.96% to 13%) of these visits, while a chief complaint was recorded for all visits.  ... 
doi:10.1136/amiajnl-2012-000847 pmid:22596079 pmcid:PMC3422841 fatcat:qc4k5swevzg7jbjhnwrfopljee

AWS CORD-19 Search: A Neural Search Engine for COVID-19 Literature [article]

Parminder Bhatia, Lan Liu, Kristjan Arumae, Nima Pourdamghani, Suyog Deshpande, Ben Snively, Mona Mona, Colby Wise, George Price, Shyam Ramaswamy, Xiaofei Ma, Ramesh Nallapati (+3 others)
2020 arXiv   pre-print
Numerous scientific articles are being published on the disease raising the need for a service which can organize, and query them in a reliable fashion.  ...  Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has been declared as a pandemic by WHO with thousands of cases being reported each day.  ...  Due to a large research focus on the disease, knowledge is published at a rapid rate throughout the world.  ... 
arXiv:2007.09186v3 fatcat:vnjo7klajfe3dfy2mlwzuoqli4

A research roadmap for next-generation sequencing informatics

Russ B. Altman, Snehit Prabhu, Arend Sidow, Justin M. Zook, Rachel Goldfeder, David Litwack, Euan Ashley, George Asimenos, Carlos D. Bustamante, Katherine Donigan, Kathleen M. Giacomini, Elaine Johansen (+9 others)
2016 Science Translational Medicine  
Next-generation sequencing technologies are fueling a wave of new diagnostic tests.  ...  Progress on a key set of nine research challenge areas will help generate the knowledge required to advance effectively these diagnostics to the clinic.  ...  particular base in the genome, an entire gene, a locus, a chromosome, an exome, or a complete genome.  ... 
doi:10.1126/scitranslmed.aaf7314 pmid:27099173 fatcat:c2lnliuje5acnbwxtnpx6bvsqq

The Biomedical Research Hub: A Federated Platform for Patient Research Data [article]

Craig Barnes, Binam Bajracharya, Matthew Cannalte, Zakir Gowani, Will Haley, Taha Kass-Hout, Kyle Hernandez, Michael Ingram, Hara Prasad Juvvala, Gina Kuffel, Plamen Martinov, J. Montgomery Maxwell (+14 others)
2021 medRxiv   pre-print
The BRH is a cloud-based federated system built over a core set of software services called framework services.  ...  foundation for systems that federate data from multiple independently operated data resources that expose FAIR APIs, each using a separate data model.  ...  In general, each data element in a Gen3 data model contains a pointer to a .  ... 
doi:10.1101/2021.10.08.21264768 fatcat:bhayqkwh4ndjhbzzheknqskdry

Syria's inside track: Mapping citizen reporting

Vicky Baker
2014 Index on censorship  
Taha Kass-Hout, a US-based social scientist and Syria Tracker's founder, says the work is relentless, "like a hurricane is happening every minute".  ...  "This is not a clinical trial," adds Kass-Hout. "We are telling a story, it's a living record."  ... 
doi:10.1177/0306422014535688 fatcat:amwa2zczwbbn3oohr6fdhemrea

Acknowledgement to Referees

2016 Drug Safety  
Menone, Wenjie Bao, Ross Filice, Taha Kass-Hout, Nabarun Dasgupta [http://link.] • Social Media Mining for Toxicovigilance: Automatic Monitoring of Prescription  ...  The majority of our other journals saw a rise in impact factor against the previous year.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s40264-016-0468-z fatcat:pc2nxtcxq5flxknjwout5arjhy

Evaluation of ESSENCE in the Cloud Using Meaningful Use Syndromic Surveillance Data

Wayne Loschen, William Stephens, Taha Kass-Hout, Miles Stewart, Dave Heinbaugh, Joseph Lombardo
2013 Online Journal of Public Health Informatics  
For over six months the Tarrant County Public Health Department has been sending data through the BioSense 2.0 application to a pilot version of ESSENCE on the Amazon GovCloud.  ...  After using the system for a period of time, the Tarrant County users evaluated the Internet cloud version of the system.  ...  It evaluated the Internet cloud environment and determined the benefits and disadvantages to using this technology as a platform for ESSENCE.  ... 
doi:10.5210/ojphi.v5i1.4523 fatcat:3rwdtkp6cvcjrhpl3ijp6cxz5q

Mental Illness and Co-morbid Conditions: BioSense 2008 - 2011

Achintya N. Dey, Anna Grigoryan, Soyoun Park, Stephen Benoit, Taha Kass-Hout
2013 Online Journal of Public Health Informatics  
In 2004, an estimated one fourth of the US adults reported having a mental illness in the previous year (1) .  ...  BioSense is a national electronic public health surveillance system developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that receives, analyzes and visualizes electronic health data from  ... 
doi:10.5210/ojphi.v5i1.4388 fatcat:ntvueyrdkffobge7cyugwevsey

Recommendations for Syndromic Surveillance Using Inpatient and Ambulatory EHR Data

Geraldine Johnson, Charles Ishikawa, Rebecca Zwickl, Maiko Minami, Taha Kass-Hout, Laura Streichert
2013 Online Journal of Public Health Informatics  
Methods ISDS, in collaboration with the Division of Informatics Solutions and Operations at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and HLN Consulting, convened a multi-stakeholder Workgroup  ...  Specifically, data are characterized by their timeliness, sensitivity rather than specificity, population focus, limited personally identifiable information, and inclusion of all patient encounters within a  ... 
doi:10.5210/ojphi.v5i1.4477 fatcat:lw7iuf2d75fkhntbnoq5vsmrze

Enabling ESSENCE to Process and Export Meaningful Use Syndromic Surveillance Data

Miles Stewart, Wayne Loschen, Taha Kass-Hout
2013 Online Journal of Public Health Informatics  
This presentation will detail the technical hurdles with reading a meaningful use syndromic surveillance data feed containing multiple sources, deriving a common meaning from the varying uses of the standard  ...  and writing data out to a meaningful use HL7 2.5 format that can be exported to other tools, such as BioSense 2.0 (2).  ...  Although HL7 v2.5 is a standard and there is a defined use for each field, it can be interpreted in many ways.  ... 
doi:10.5210/ojphi.v5i1.4524 fatcat:v3htdjzq7veetjhfv5l2gcazqy
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