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  1. The COVID-19 pandemic led to world-wide restrictions on social activities to curb the spread of this disease. Very little is known about the impact of these restrictions on trauma centers. Our objective was to...

    Authors: Pedro E. Ruiz-Medina, Ediel O. Ramos-Meléndez, Kerwin X. Cruz-De La Rosa, Antonio Arrieta-Alicea, Lourdes Guerrios-Rivera, Mariely Nieves-Plaza and Pablo Rodríguez-Ortiz
    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2021 8:22
  2. No previous study has identified the specific brands of guns owned by gun owners. This study aimed to: (1) ascertain and describe patterns of brand- and model-specific gun ownership among US gun owners; and (2...

    Authors: Michael Siegel, Devon Dunn, Faizah Shareef, Miriam Neufeld and Claire Boine
    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2021 8:12
  3. Violence is one of the leading causes of injury and death in the United States. One-way society attempts to eliminate violence is through criminal punishment. Yet, in many contexts, punishment fails to reduce ...

    Authors: N. Jeanie Santaularia, Ryan Larson and Christopher Uggen
    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2021 8:11
  4. Firearm violence is a public health problem that disparately impacts areas of economic and social deprivation. Despite a growing literature on neighborhood characteristics and injury, few studies have examined...

    Authors: Kimberly Dalve, Emma Gause, Brianna Mills, Anthony S. Floyd, Frederick P. Rivara and Ali Rowhani-Rahbar
    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2021 8:10
  5. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for young children. Millions of ridesharing trips are taken each day, and use of these services is predicted to increase. Therefore, it is important to exam...

    Authors: Johnathon P. Ehsani, Jeffrey P. Michael and Andrea Gielen
    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2021 8:9
  6. Comprehensive state firearm policies related to intimate partner violence (IPV) may have a significant public health impact on non-lethal IPV-related injuries. Research indicates that more restrictive firearm ...

    Authors: Tiara C. Willie, Trace Kershaw, Rachel Perler, Amy Caplon, Marina Katague and Tami P. Sullivan
    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2021 8:8
  7. While statistics related to occupational injuries exist at state and national levels, there are notable difficulties with using these to understand non-fatal injuries trends in agriculture, forestry, and comme...

    Authors: Erika Scott, Liane Hirabayashi, Judy Graham, Nicole Krupa and Paul Jenkins
    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2021 8:6
  8. The prevalence and characteristics of handgun purchasers’ criminal charge histories have never been described for a large population of firearm owners, but such information is critical to understanding risk fa...

    Authors: Veronica A. Pear, Mona A. Wright, Aaron B. Shev, Garen J. Wintemute and Rose M. C. Kagawa
    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2021 8:7
  9. Nearly 1800 homicides were reported in 2018 among individuals aged 60 years or older in the US. The characteristics and circumstances of these homicides are understudied. We investigated the trends of homicide...

    Authors: Riffat Ara Shawon, Avanti Adhia, Christopher DeCou and Ali Rowhani-Rahbar
    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2021 8:5
  10. We aimed to estimate the impact of the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) coding transition on traumatic injury-related hospitalization trends among you...

    Authors: Yuri V. Sebastião, Gregory A. Metzger, Deena J. Chisolm, Henry Xiang and Jennifer N. Cooper
    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2021 8:4
  11. Due to the differences in the way gun law permissiveness scales were created and speculation about the politically motivated underpinnings of the various scales, there have been questions about their reliability.

    Authors: Paul M. Reeping, Christopher N. Morrison, Kara E. Rudolph, Monika K. Goyal and Charles C. Branas
    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2021 8:2
  12. In the United States social disparities in health outcomes are found wherever they are sought, and they have been documented extensively in trauma care. Because social factors cannot cause a trauma outcome dir...

    Authors: Joseph Piatt
    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2021 8:1
  13. Non-suicidal self-injury and suicide attempts are increasing problems among American adolescents. This study developed a definition for identifying intentional self-harm (ISH) injuries in emergency department ...

    Authors: Anna Hansen, Dessi Slavova, Gena Cooper, Jaryd Zummer and Julia Costich
    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2021 8:3
  14. Mortality caused by injuries is increasing and becoming a significant global public health concern. Limited evidence from Ethiopia on road traffic, unintentional and intentional injuries indicate the potential...

    Authors: Solomon Ali, Zelalem Destaw, Awoke Misganaw, Asnake Worku, Legesse Negash, Abebe Bekele, Ababi Zergaw, Ally Walker, Chris Odell, Mohsen Naghavi, Ebba Abate and Alemnesh H. Mirkuzie
    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2020 7:67
  15. We studied the primary caregivers’ perception, and further, their awareness of unintentional childhood injuries in south India.

    Authors: Leeberk Raja Inbaraj, Kulandaipalayam Natarajan Sindhu, Lalmalsawmi Ralte, Basir Ahmed, Chandni Chandramouli, Elza Rebecca Kharsyntiew, Evelina Jane, Joshaphine Victoria Paripooranam, Nikhil Muduli, Padebettu Devendra Akhilesh, Prakash Joseph, Renata Nappoly, Tamma Anusha Reddy and Shantidani Minz
    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2020 7:62
  16. Transportation events are the most common cause of offshore fatalities in the oil and gas industry, of which helicopter accidents comprise the majority. Little is known about injury distributions in civilian h...

    Authors: Kristin Yeoman, Mary B. O’Connor, Sara Sochor and Gerald Poplin
    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2020 7:64
  17. Distracted driving among teens is a public health and safety concern. Most states in the U.S. have sought to restrict cellphone use while driving by enacting laws. This study examines the difference in prevale...

    Authors: Li Li, Caitlin N. Pope, Rebecca R. Andridge, Julie K. Bower, Guoqing Hu and Motao Zhu
    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2020 7:65
  18. Homicide is a widely acknowledged public health problem in the United States. The majority of homicides are committed with a firearm and have long-term health consequences for family members and entire communi...

    Authors: Lauren A. Magee, J. Dennis Fortenberry, Wanzhu Tu and Sarah E. Wiehe
    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2020 7:61
  19. In Japan, the latest estimates of excess all-cause deaths through January to July 2020 showed that the overall (direct and indirect) mortality burden from the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Japan was r...

    Authors: Shuhei Nomura, Takayuki Kawashima, Daisuke Yoneoka, Yuta Tanoue, Akifumi Eguchi, Stuart Gilmour and Masahiro Hashizume
    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2020 7:66
  20. Previous research has generally found lower rates of injury incidence in immigrant populations than in native-born populations. Most of this literature relies on mortality statistics or hospital data, and we k...

    Authors: Eyvind Ohm, Kristin Holvik, Marte Karoline Råberg Kjøllesdal and Christian Madsen
    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2020 7:60
  21. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, 44% of all reported injuries in U.S. households occurred in the home. Spending more time at home due to the pandemic may increase the number of home injuries.

    Authors: Andrea C. Gielen, Grace Bachman, Oluwakemi Badaki-Makun, Renee M. Johnson, Eileen McDonald, Elise Omaki, Keshia M. Pollack Porter, Leticia Ryan and Wendy Shields
    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2020 7:63
  22. This cross-sectional study assessed the prevalence of self-reported noncompliance with mandatory seatbelt-use law and examined the factors associated with noncompliance with seatbelt-use while driving in adult...

    Authors: Hashem Ridha, Fahed Bouzaber, Maryam Al-Sallal, Aisha Almutairi, Reem Al-dhubaiei and Saeed Akhtar
    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2020 7:58
  23. To evaluate patterns of health care utilization for sports-related concussions (SRCs) and non-sports-related concussions (NSRCs) among Medicaid-insured children before and after the enactment of Ohio’s concuss...

    Authors: Alison Newton, Jingzhen Yang, Junxin Shi, Lindsay Sullivan, Lihong Huang, Bhavna Singichetti, Motao Zhu and Ashley S. Felix
    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2020 7:55
  24. This study further investigates a protective association between oral contraceptive (OC) use and anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury noted in prior case-control studies.

    Authors: Mackenzie M. Herzog, Jessica C. Young, Jennifer L. Lund, Virginia Pate, Christina D. Mack and Stephen W. Marshall
    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2020 7:53
  25. Being asleep is an important risk factor for death during a residential fire; however, the high-frequency tone smoke alarms in many homes will not adequately awaken children who are old enough to self-rescue. ...

    Authors: Gary A. Smith, Sandhya Kistamgari and Mark Splaingard
    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2020 7:51
  26. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children have higher incidence, severity and hospital length of stay for their acute burn injuries than other Australian children. We examined factors contributing to long...

    Authors: Courtney Ryder, Tamara Mackean, Kate Hunter, Kurt Towers, Kris Rogers, Andrew J. A. Holland and Rebecca Ivers
    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2020 7:52
  27. Pharmaceutical companies and drug distributors are intensely scrutinized in numerous lawsuits for their role in instigating the opioid epidemic. Many individual physicians have also been held accountable for a...

    Authors: Julia B. Berman and Guohua Li
    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2020 7:50
  28. Work-related eye injury causes significant vision loss. Most of these injuries are preventable with appropriate eye safety practices. We aimed to study industrial workers’ perceptions of Personal Protective Ey...

    Authors: Tahra AlMahmoud, Ismail Elkonaisi, Michal Grivna and Fikri M. Abu-Zidan
    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2020 7:54
  29. Despite updated playground equipment and improved industry standards, playgrounds remain a common source of childhood injury. Fractures account for 35% of all playground injuries presenting to emergency depart...

    Authors: Ashley Blanchard, Ava Hamilton, Guohua Li and Peter S. Dayan
    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2020 7:56
  30. Homicides are a major problem in Brazil. Drugs and arms trafficking, and land conflicts are three of the many factors driving homicide rates in Brazil. Understanding long-term spatiotemporal trends and social ...

    Authors: Elaine Okanyene Nsoesie, Antonio S. Lima Neto, Jonathan Jay, Hailun Wang, Kate Zinszer, Sudipta Saha, Adyasha Maharana, Fatima Marinho and Adauto Martins Soares Filho
    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2020 7:47
  31. The vast majority of hospital admitted patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) will have intracranial injury identified by neuroimaging, requiring qualified staff and hospital beds. Moreover, increased pres...

    Authors: Cathrine Tverdal, Mads Aarhus, Nada Andelic, Ola Skaansar, Karoline Skogen and Eirik Helseth
    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2020 7:45
  32. Extreme risk protection order (ERPO) laws give municipal police officers new authority, through a civil restraining order, to remove firearms from people who are deemed to pose an imminent risk of causing seri...

    Authors: Jeffrey W. Swanson
    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2020 7:46

    The Correction to this article has been published in Injury Epidemiology 2020 7:48

  33. Hookah (also known as waterpipe) smoking is associated with acute adverse health effects such as vomiting and fainting, symptoms related to carbon monoxide poisoning, and decreased pulmonary function, however,...

    Authors: Naa A. Inyang, Joanne T. Chang and Baoguang Wang
    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2020 7:41
  34. Injuries pose a significant burden on population health of Saudi Arabia. Even in nonfatal injuries, the burden varies from temporary to permanent disabilities. Health outcomes following injuries can vary, and ...

    Authors: Sarah Mohammed Almarwani, Leen Omar Hijazi, Modhi Abdullah Alamer, Jury Muhanad Alnwaiser, Reem Abdullah Aldakheel, Khalid Alsheikh, Ibrahim Albabtain and Suliman Alghnam
    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2020 7:40
  35. The potential for impaired driving due to medication use can occur at any age, though older adults are more likely to take multiple prescribed medications and experience side effects that may affect driving ab...

    Authors: Linda L. Hill, Howard Andrews, Guohua Li, Carolyn G. DiGuiseppi, Marian E. Betz, David Strogatz, Patricia Pepa, David W. Eby, David Merle, Tara Kelley-Baker, Vanya Jones and Samantha Pitts
    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2020 7:38
  36. The correlation of unintentional injury mortality to rising temperatures found in several studies could result from changes in behavior that increases exposure to hazards or risk when exposed. Temperature, pre...

    Authors: Leon S. Robertson, Lian Zhou and Kai Chen
    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2020 7:42
  37. Extreme Risk Protection Order (ERPO) laws are a promising gun violence prevention strategy. ERPO laws allow specific categories of people (law enforcement in all states, family in most) to petition a court to ...

    Authors: Shannon Frattaroli, Elise Omaki, Amy Molocznik, Adelyn Allchin, Renee Hopkins, Sandra Shanahan and Anne Levinson
    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2020 7:44
  38. United States (U.S.) national data indicate that 2035 individuals with burn injuries from e-cigarette explosions presented to U.S. hospital emergency departments (EDs) in 2015–2017. This national estimate is v...

    Authors: Baoguang Wang, Sherry T. Liu, Brian Rostron and Camille Hayslett
    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2020 7:36
  39. Trauma systems are designed to provide specialized treatment for the most severely injured. As populations change, it is imperative for trauma centers to remain dynamic to provide the best care to all members ...

    Authors: Kathryn B. Schaffer, Jiayan Wang, Fady S. Nasrallah, Dunya Bayat, Tala Dandan, Anthony Ferkich and Walter L. Biffl
    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2020 7:39
  40. Research in youth sports is often complex. As interest in youth sports injury prevention grows, scientists should consider community priorities beyond a specific research study.

    Authors: Zachary Y. Kerr, Paula Gildner, Aliza K. Nedimyer, Avinash Chandran, Melissa C. Kay, K. Hunter Byrd and Johna K. Register-Mihalik
    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2020 7:35
  41. Farming is a high risk occupation that predisposes workers to injury, but may also lead to barriers in reaching trauma care. Little is known about emergency and trauma care for patients with farm-related injur...

    Authors: Amanda Swanton, Corinne Peek-Asa and James Torner
    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2020 7:33
  42. Injury-causing events are not randomly distributed across a landscape, but how they are associated with the features and characteristics of the places where they occur in Arizona (AZ) remains understudied. Clu...

    Authors: Alan Cook, Robin Harris, Heidi E. Brown and Edward Bedrick
    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2020 7:34