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  1. Drug overdose is a public health crisis in the United States, due in part to the unintended consequences of increases in prescribing of opioid analgesics. Many clinicians evaluate risk markers for opioid-relat...

    Authors: Joanne E. Brady, Rebecca Giglio, Katherine M. Keyes, Charles DiMaggio and Guohua Li
    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2017 4:24
  2. Health informatics projects combining statewide birth populations with child welfare records have emerged as a valuable approach to conducting longitudinal research of child maltreatment. The potential bias re...

    Authors: Jared W. Parrish, Meghan E. Shanahan, Patricia G. Schnitzer, Paul Lanier, Julie L. Daniels and Stephen W. Marshall
    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2017 4:23
  3. As an important indicator of mobility, driving confers a host of social and health benefits to older adults. Despite the importance of safe mobility as the population ages, longitudinal data are lacking about ...

    Authors: Guohua Li, David W. Eby, Robert Santos, Thelma J. Mielenz, Lisa J. Molnar, David Strogatz, Marian E. Betz, Carolyn DiGuiseppi, Lindsay H. Ryan, Vanya Jones, Samantha I. Pitts, Linda L. Hill, Charles J. DiMaggio, David LeBlanc and Howard F. Andrews
    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2017 4:22
  4. Fall-related deaths continue to be the leading cause of accidental deaths in the older adult (65+ year) population. However, many fall-related fatalities are unspecified and little is known about the fall char...

    Authors: Sara M. Deprey, Lynda Biedrzycki and Kristine Klenz
    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2017 4:21
  5. Firearm injuries disproportionately affect young, male, non-White populations, causing substantial individual and societal burden. Annual costs for hospitalized firearm injuries have not been widely described,...

    Authors: Corinne Peek-Asa, Brandon Butcher and Joseph E. Cavanaugh
    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2017 4:20
  6. The World Trade Center attack of September 11, 2001 in New York City (9/11) exposed thousands of people to intense concentrations of hazardous materials that have resulted in reports of increased levels of ast...

    Authors: Howard E. Alper, Shengchao Yu, Steven D. Stellman and Robert M. Brackbill
    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2017 4:17
  7. Few studies compare sports injury patterns in different settings. This study described the epidemiology of soccer injuries presenting to emergency departments (EDs) and compared injuries presenting to EDs to i...

    Authors: Zachary Y. Kerr, Lauren A. Pierpoint, Dustin W. Currie, Erin B. Wasserman and R. Dawn Comstock
    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2017 4:19
  8. Falls are a common and debilitating health problem for older adults. Older adults are often treated and discharged home by emergency department (ED)-based providers with the hope they will receive falls preven...

    Authors: Kalpana Narayan Shankar, Nicole J. Treadway, Alyssa A. Taylor, Alan H. Breaud, Elizabeth W. Peterson and Jonathan Howland
    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2017 4:18
  9. Recreational scuba diving involves the use of complex instruments and specialized skills in an unforgiving environment. Errors in dive preparation in such an environment may lead to unsafe conditions, mishaps,...

    Authors: Shabbar I. Ranapurwala, Steve Wing, Charles Poole, Kristen L. Kucera, Stephen W. Marshall and Petar J. Denoble
    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2017 4:16
  10. While factors including remoteness, alcohol consumption, age and Indigenous ethnicity are well-documented associations of trauma mortality, less is known of trauma seasonality. This is particularly relevant to...

    Authors: Kathleen M. McDermott, Matt B. Brearley, Steven M. Hudson, Linda Ward and David J. Read
    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2017 4:15
  11. The aim of this study is to examine the rates of sports related injuries in adolescents based on the severity of their long-term illnesses or disabilities (LTID). Few injury prevention strategies in sports and...

    Authors: Kwok W. Ng, Jorma Tynjälä, Pauli Rintala, Sami Kokko and Lasse Kannas
    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2017 4:13
  12. The state of Florida continues to report significant gender, ethnic and racial disparities in trauma incidence, access to care and outcomes in the adult population. Our objective was to assess pediatric injury...

    Authors: Carmen Ramos Irizarry, Patrick C. Hardigan, Mark G. Mc Kenney, Gretchen Holmes, Rudy Flores, Brenda Benson and Ascension M. Torres
    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2017 4:12
  13. Gun theft is an important source of guns used by criminals. Yet no empirical work has focused on the characteristics of gun owners that distinguish those who have had their guns stolen from those who have not....

    Authors: David Hemenway, Deborah Azrael and Matthew Miller
    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2017 4:11
  14. The purpose of this study was to review the reported associations of depression and antidepressants with motor vehicle crashes.

    Authors: Linda L. Hill, Vanessa L. Lauzon, Elise L. Winbrock, Guohua Li, Stanford Chihuri and Kelly C. Lee
    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2017 4:10
  15. Continued automobile driving is important for the wellbeing and independence of older adults. Frailty has been associated with a variety of negative health outcomes, but studies are lacking on the potential as...

    Authors: Elizabeth G. Bond, Laura L. Durbin, Jodi A. Cisewski, Min Qian, Jack M. Guralnik, Judith D. Kasper and Thelma J. Mielenz
    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2017 4:9
  16. Participation in lacrosse has grown at the collegiate levels. However, little research has examined the epidemiology of collegiate men’s lacrosse injuries. This study describes the epidemiology of injuries in ...

    Authors: Zachary Y. Kerr, Adam Quigley, Susan W. Yeargin, Andrew E. Lincoln, James Mensch, Shane V. Caswell and Thomas P. Dompier
    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2017 4:6
  17. The United States has by far the highest rates of homicide perpetration among high-income countries. The perpetration of homicide by children is often newsworthy, but little is known about the incidence or the...

    Authors: David Hemenway and Sara J. Solnick
    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2017 4:5
  18. A data acquisition from the medical sector may give one important view of the burden on the society caused by vehicle related injuries. The official police-reported statistics may only reflect a part of all ve...

    Authors: Johanna Björnstig, Per-Olof Bylund and Ulf Björnstig
    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2017 4:4
  19. Muay Thai is a style of kickboxing that allows full-contact blows to an unprotected head, torso and legs, and, as in any combat sport, there is an inherent risk of injury. Previous observational studies have s...

    Authors: Stephen Strotmeyer Jr and Reidar P. Lystad
    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2017 4:2
  20. Vision Zero (VZ) is a public program that aims to have zero fatalities or serious injuries from road traffic crashes. This article examines various major components of VZ: how VZ redefines road safety, how VZ ...

    Authors: Ellen Kim, Peter Muennig and Zohn Rosen
    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2017 4:1
  21. Tractors and other slow-moving self-propelled farm equipment are often used on public roadway to transfer goods from the farm to a market or distributer. Increased roadway exposure has led to a growing concern...

    Authors: Mitchell Greenan, Maisha Toussaint, Corinne Peek-Asa, Diane Rohlman and Marizen R. Ramirez
    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2016 3:31
  22. Advanced in-vehicle technologies have been proposed as a potential way to keep older adults driving for as long as they can safely do so, by taking into account the common declines in functional abilities expe...

    Authors: David W. Eby, Lisa J. Molnar, Liang Zhang, Renée M. St. Louis, Nicole Zanier, Lidia P. Kostyniuk and Sergiu Stanciu
    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2016 3:28
  23. Muay Thai is a combat sport of Thailand that uses stand-up striking along with various clinching techniques. Currently, little is known about the injuries and risk factors for injuries among Muay Thai fighters...

    Authors: Stephen Strotmeyer Jr., Jeffrey H. Coben, Anthony Fabio, Thomas Songer and Maria Brooks
    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2016 3:30
  24. Musculoskeletal injuries are a common cause of morbidity after road traffic injury (RTI) in motorizing countries. District hospitals provide front-line orthopedic care in Uganda and other sub-Saharan African n...

    Authors: Dan K. Kisitu, Lauren E. Eyler, Isaac Kajja, Gonzaga Waiswa, Titus Beyeza, David R. Ragland, Isabelle Feldhaus, Catherine Juillard and Rochelle A. Dicker
    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2016 3:27
  25. Research on occupational safety of law enforcement officers (LEOs) has primarily focused on fatal assaults. Nonfatal assaults, however, have received little attention. The goal of this study was to describe th...

    Authors: Cassandra K. Crifasi, Keshia M. Pollack and Daniel W. Webster
    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2016 3:29
  26. Experiences in adolescence may have a lasting impact on adulthood. The objective of this study is to evaluate the association between adolescent (12–18 years of age) volunteerism with the incidence of illegal ...

    Authors: Shabbar I. Ranapurwala, Carri Casteel and Corinne Peek-Asa
    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2016 3:26
  27. Reliable epidemiological information on injury burden and pattern is essential to formulate effective injury control and prevention strategies. Injury surveillance systems are globally gaining ground as a tool...

    Authors: P. V. M. Lakshmi, Jaya Prasad Tripathy, Nalinikanta Tripathy, Sunita Singh, Deepak Bhatia, Jagnoor Jagnoor and Rajesh Kumar
    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2016 3:24
  28. Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury (TSCI) is relatively uncommon, yet a devastating and costly condition. Despite the human and social impacts, studies describing patients with potential TSCI in the pre-hospital set...

    Authors: Ala’a O. Oteir, Karen Smith, Johannes U. Stoelwinder, Shelley Cox, James W. Middleton and Paul A. Jennings
    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2016 3:25
  29. Most studies of rear-seated occupants have focused on or included pediatric occupants which may not translate to adults. This study examines passenger, driver, vehicle and crash characteristics for rear-seated...

    Authors: Chang Liu and Joyce C. Pressley
    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2016 3:23
  30. Bicycle helmet laws generally increase helmet usage, but few studies assess whether helmet laws reduce disparities. The objective of this study is to assess changes in racial/ethnic disparities in helmet use a...

    Authors: John D. Kraemer
    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2016 3:21
  31. Authors: María Ángeles Onieva-García, Virginia Martínez-Ruiz, Pablo Lardelli-Claret, José Juan Jiménez-Moleón, Carmen Amezcua-Prieto, Juan de Dios Luna-del-Castillo and Eladio Jiménez-Mejías
    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2016 3:20

    The original article was published in Injury Epidemiology 2016 3:14

  32. Motorcyclists are known to be at substantially higher risk per mile traveled of dying from crashes than car occupants. In 2014, motorcycling made up less than 1 % of person-miles traveled but 13 % of the total...

    Authors: Victor Puac-Polanco, Katherine M. Keyes and Guohua Li
    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2016 3:19
  33. This ecological study aimed i) to quantify the association of age and gender with the three components of pedestrians’ death rates after a pedestrian-vehicle crash: exposure, risk of crash and fatality, and ii...

    Authors: María Ángeles Onieva-García, Virginia Martínez-Ruiz, Pablo Lardelli-Claret, José Juan Jiménez-Moleón, Carmen Amezcua-Prieto, Juan de Dios Luna-del-Castillo and Eladio Jiménez-Mejías
    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2016 3:14

    The Erratum to this article has been published in Injury Epidemiology 2016 3:20

  34. Bullying is the most common form of youth aggression. Although 49 of all 50 states in the U.S. have an anti-bullying law in place to prevent bullying, little is known about the effectiveness of these laws. Our...

    Authors: Marizen Ramirez, Patrick Ten Eyck, Corinne Peek-Asa, Angela Onwuachi-Willig and Joseph E. Cavanaugh
    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2016 3:15
  35. Childhood injuries are increasingly treated in emergency departments (EDs) but the relationship between injury severity and ED resource utilization has not been evaluated. The objective of this study was to co...

    Authors: Mark R. Zonfrillo, Michelle L. Macy, Lawrence J. Cook, Tomohiko Funai, Rachel M. Stanley, James M. Chamberlain, Rebecca M. Cunningham and Elizabeth R. Alpern
    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2016 3:12
  36. An estimated one in five drivers will be over 65 by 2030. Compared with their younger counterparts, older adults are more likely to experience health and functional impairments, including cognitive dysfunction...

    Authors: Linda L. Hill, Jill Rybar, James Stowe and Jana Jahns
    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2016 3:13
  37. The goal was to examine the patterns and trends of skateboarding-related injuries sustained by children and adolescents in the United States.

    Authors: Lara B. McKenzie, Erica Fletcher, Nicolas G. Nelson, Kristin J. Roberts and Elizabeth G. Klein
    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2016 3:10
  38. Pedestrian and bicyclist injury is an important public health issue. The retail environment, particularly the presence of alcohol outlets, may contribute the the risk of pedestrian or bicyclist injury, but thi...

    Authors: Charles DiMaggio, Stephen Mooney, Spiros Frangos and Stephen Wall
    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2016 3:11
  39. While driving impaired is a well-recognized risk factor for motor vehicle (MV) crash, recent trends in recreational drug use and abuse may pose increased threats to occupant safety. This study examines mechani...

    Authors: Chang Liu, Yanlan Huang and Joyce C. Pressley
    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2016 3:9
  40. Despite evidence that motorcycle helmets reduce morbidity and mortality, helmet laws and rates of helmet use vary by state in the U.S.

    Authors: Cody S. Olsen, Andrea M. Thomas, Michael Singleton, Anna M. Gaichas, Tracy J. Smith, Gary A. Smith, Justin Peng, Michael J. Bauer, Ming Qu, Denise Yeager, Timothy Kerns, Cynthia Burch and Lawrence J. Cook
    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2016 3:8
  41. Texting while driving and other cell-phone reading and writing activities are high-risk activities associated with motor vehicle collisions and mortality. This paper describes the development and preliminary e...

    Authors: Regan W. Bergmark, Emily Gliklich, Rong Guo and Richard E. Gliklich
    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2016 3:7