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  1. Content type: Original Contribution

    Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a leading cause of disability worldwide. Previous studies have shown that males have a higher incidence than females, and Indigenous populations have a higher rate than non-Indi...

    Authors: Adrian Esterman, Fintan Thompson, Michelle Fitts, John Gilroy, Jennifer Fleming, Paul Maruff, Alan Clough and India Bohanna

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2018 5:40

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  2. Content type: Original Contribution

    Globally, 5.82 million deaths occurred among children under the age of five years in 2015 and injury specific mortality rate was 73 per 100,000 population. In India, injury specific mortality rate is around 2....

    Authors: Srujan Lam Sharma, Samarasimha Reddy N, Karthikeyan Ramanujam, Mats Steffi Jennifer, Annai Gunasekaran, Anuradha Rose, Sushil Mathew John, Anuradha Bose and Venkata Raghava Mohan

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2018 5:41

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  3. Content type: Short Report

    Post-mortem (PM) ethanol production may hamper the interpretation of blood alcohol concentration (BAC) in victims of drowning. Different exclusion criteria (e.g. cases with low BAC or with protracted interval ...

    Authors: Tuulia Pajunen, Erkki Vuori and Philippe Lunetta

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2018 5:39

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  4. Content type: Original Contribution

    Implementation of the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) in the U.S. on October 1, 2015 was a significant policy change with the potential to affect est...

    Authors: Svetla Slavova, Julia F. Costich, Huong Luu, Judith Fields, Barbara A. Gabella, Sergey Tarima and Terry L. Bunn

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2018 5:36

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  5. Content type: Original Contribution

    Age may affect one’s susceptibility to the myriad physical hazards that may pose risks for work-related injuries. Aging workers are not only at risk for work-related injuries but, also, at even higher risk for...

    Authors: Navneet Kaur Baidwan, Susan G. Gerberich, Hyun Kim, Andrew D. Ryan, Timothy R. Church and Benjamin Capistrant

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2018 5:35

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  6. Content type: Research Methods

    Motor vehicle crashes remain the leading cause of teen deaths in spite of preventive efforts. Prevention strategies could be advanced through new analytic approaches that allow us to better conceptualize the c...

    Authors: Celestin Missikpode, Corinne Peek-Asa, Daniel V. McGehee, James Torner, Wayne Wakeland and Robert Wallace

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2018 5:34

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  7. Content type: Original Contribution

    Ankle sprains account for a large proportion of injuries presenting to both United States (US) emergency departments (EDs) as well as high school (HS) and collegiate school athletic training settings. The epid...

    Authors: Alexandria J. Wiersma, Lina Brou, Sarah K. Fields, R. Dawn Comstock and Zachary Y. Kerr

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2018 5:33

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  8. Content type: Original Contribution

    Acute injuries are a burden on the Military Health System and degrade service members’ ability to train and deploy. Long-term injuries contribute to early attrition and increase disability costs. To properly q...

    Authors: Matthew C. Inscore, Katherine R. Gonzales, Christopher P. Rennix and Bruce H. Jones

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2018 5:32

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  9. Content type: Original Contribution

    Because Saudi Arabia (SA) has struggled with the burden of Road Traffic Injuries (RTIs) for decades, a new automated citations system was implemented in 2018 to improve compliance with seatbelt and mobile phon...

    Authors: Suliman Alghnam, Jawaher Towhari, Mohamed Alkelya, Abdulaziz Binahmad and Teresa Maria Bell

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2018 5:31

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  10. Content type: Original Contribution

    Choking injuries in children are a significant public health problem. The present study was aimed at examining the epidemiologic patterns of choking injuries in children using Italian official data from hospit...

    Authors: Giulia Lorenzoni, Danila Azzolina, Nicola Soriani, Marco Galadini, Flavia Carle and Dario Gregori

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2018 5:30

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  11. Content type: Original Contribution

    Sports injuries impose physical and economic burdens on high school athletes, yet only 37% of high schools have access to a fulltime certified athletic trainer (AT). Although intuitively there are multiple ben...

    Authors: Lauren A. Pierpoint, Cynthia R. LaBella, Christy L. Collins, Sarah K. Fields and R. Dawn Comstock

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2018 5:29

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  12. Content type: Commentary

    Behavioral interventions to increase disclosure and proper management of concussion in youth sports have unrealized potential when it comes to preventing concussion. Interventions have focused on changing indi...

    Authors: Zachary Y. Kerr, Johna K. Register-Mihalik, Juliet Haarbauer-Krupa, Emily Kroshus, Vivian Go, Paula Gildner, K. Hunter Byrd and Stephen W. Marshall

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2018 5:28

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  13. Content type: Original Contribution

    As a consequence of severe knee injuries, knee osteoarthritis (OA) seems prevalent in retired professional footballers. However, some epidemiological data remain missing, for instance whether knee OA is also p...

    Authors: Vincent Gouttebarge, Haruhito Aoki and Gino M. M. J. Kerkhoffs

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2018 5:26

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  14. Content type: Original Contribution

    Muay Thai kickboxing is a full-contact combat sport with a high incidence of head trauma, yet little is known about these athletes’ concussion knowledge and attitudes. This study aims to describe and quantify ...

    Authors: Reidar P. Lystad and Stephen J. Strotmeyer

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2018 5:25

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  15. Content type: Original Contribution

    Autonomous vehicles (AVs) will radically re-shape the health and well-being of people in the United States in good ways and bad. We set out to estimate a reasonable time-to-adoption using cost-effectivenessmod...

    Authors: Isaac G. Freedman, Ellen Kim and Peter A. Muennig

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2018 5:24

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  16. Content type: Original Contribution

    Sports and recreational activities are an important cause of injury among children and youth, with sports-related traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) being of particular concern given the developing brain. This pa...

    Authors: Katherine J. Harmon, Scott K. Proescholdbell, Johna Register-Mihalik, David B. Richardson, Anna E. Waller and Stephen W. Marshall

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2018 5:23

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  17. Content type: Original Contribution

    The epidemiological patterns of musculoskeletal injuries or disorders in military personnel have not been well documented and a better understanding is required for proper preventative measures and treatment. ...

    Authors: Masatoshi Amako, Yoshiyuki Yato, Yasuo Yoshihara, Hiroshi Arino, Hiroshi Sasao, Osamu Nemoto, Tomohito Imai, Atsushi Sugihara, Satoshi Tsukazaki, Yutaka Sakurai and Koichi Nemoto

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2018 5:19

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  18. Content type: Original Contribution

    Although many epidemiological studies have presented road traffic injuries (RTIs) according to the victim’s mode of transport, very few have mentioned the mode of transport of the victim’s counterparts. We sou...

    Authors: Chien-Hsing Wang, Wan-Hua Hsieh, Fu-Wen Liang and Tsung-Hsueh Lu

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2018 5:22

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  19. Content type: Original Contribution

    This study evaluated the efficacy of a fire department proactive risk management program aimed at reducing firefighter injuries and their associated costs.

    Authors: Gerald S. Poplin, Stephanie Griffin, Keshia Pollack Porter, Joshua Mallett, Chengcheng Hu, Virginia Day-Nash and Jefferey L. Burgess

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2018 5:18

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  20. Content type: Research

    The purpose of this study was to better understand the factors associated with playground slide-related injuries in preschool children and to test the hypothesis that riding on laps increases the likelihood of...

    Authors: Charles A. Jennissen, Maggie Koos and Gerene Denning

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2018 5(Suppl 1):13

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 5 Supplement 1

  21. Content type: Research

    Many pediatric providers struggle to screen families for the majority of age-appropriate injury risks and educate them when appropriate. Standardized tools have helped physicians provide effective, more purpos...

    Authors: Michael A. Gittelman, Adam C. Carle, Sarah Denny, Samantha Anzeljc and Melissa Wervey Arnold

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2018 5(Suppl 1):17

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 5 Supplement 1

  22. Content type: Research

    Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID) results in 3400 sleep-related deaths yearly in the United States, yet caregivers’ compliance with safe sleep recommendations remains less than optimal. Paternal caregiver’...

    Authors: Heather M. Hirsch, Samantha H. Mullins, Beverly K. Miller and Mary E. Aitken

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2018 5(Suppl 1):9

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 5 Supplement 1

  23. Content type: Research

    Pediatric unintentional falls are the leading cause of injury-related emergency visits for children < 5 years old. The purpose of this study was to identify population characteristics, injury mechanisms, and i...

    Authors: Sofia Chaudhary, Janet Figueroa, Salah Shaikh, Elizabeth Williams Mays, Rana Bayakly, Mahwish Javed, Matthew Lee Smith, Tim P. Moran, Jonathan Rupp and Sharon Nieb

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2018 5(Suppl 1):7

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 5 Supplement 1

  24. Content type: Research

    Only 14 states have laws or guidelines regarding the minimum age a child may be left home alone. These ages range from 6 to 14 years. Our objective was to identify factors that influence child neglect determin...

    Authors: Charles A. Jennissen, Erin Evans, Resmiye Oral and Gerene Denning

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2018 5(Suppl 1):16

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 5 Supplement 1

  25. Content type: Research

    Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teens 14–19 years of age, with younger teen drivers at higher risk than older teens. Graduated driver licensing has been proven to reduce teen driver-re...

    Authors: Dawn M. Porter, Beverly K. Miller, Samantha H. Mullins, Mary E. Porter and Mary E. Aitken

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2018 5(Suppl 1):8

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 5 Supplement 1

  26. Content type: Research

    Unintentional falls cause a substantial proportion of pediatric traumatic brain injury (TBI), with building falls carrying particularly high risk for morbidity and mortality. The cohort of children sustaining ...

    Authors: Kirsten V. Loftus, Tara Rhine, Shari L. Wade and Wendy J. Pomerantz

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2018 5(Suppl 1):15

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 5 Supplement 1

  27. Content type: Research

    This study evaluated trends and risk factors over time for self-reported gun carrying among freshman and sophomore public school students in Chicago, New York City and Los Angeles, chosen as high profile citie...

    Authors: Samaa Kemal, Karen Sheehan and Joe Feinglass

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2018 5(Suppl 1):12

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 5 Supplement 1

  28. Content type: Research

    Sudden unexpected infant death (SUID) accounted for approximately 3700 infant deaths in the US in 2015. SUID risk factors include prone sleeping, bed-sharing, soft bedding use, and maternal smoking. Infant saf...

    Authors: Sheena Hussain, Gina S. Lowell, Douglas R. Roehler, Kyran P. Quinlan, S. Darius Tandon and Lesley Schwartz

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2018 5(Suppl 1):14

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 5 Supplement 1

  29. Content type: Research

    In 2014, suicide was the second leading cause of death among 10- to 24-year-olds in the US. Studies note disparities in youth suicide based on sex, race/ethnicity, and urban vs rural settings. This study inves...

    Authors: Ernika G. Quimby, Suzanne G. McLone, Maryann Mason and Karen Sheehan

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2018 5(Suppl 1):20

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 5 Supplement 1

  30. Content type: Research Methods

    The article introduces Programs for Injury Categorization, using the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) and R statistical software (ICDPIC-R). Starting with ICD-8, methods have been described to ma...

    Authors: David E. Clark, Adam W. Black, David H. Skavdahl and Lee D. Hallagan

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2018 5:11

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  31. Content type: Original Contribution

    Physical activity plays an important role in public health, owing to a range of health-related benefits that it provides. Sports-related injuries are known to be an important barrier to continued physical acti...

    Authors: A. M. Bueno, M. Pilgaard, A. Hulme, P. Forsberg, D. Ramskov, C. Damsted and R. O. Nielsen

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2018 5:6

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  32. Content type: Original Contribution

    Many unintentional injuries that occur in and around the home can be prevented through the use of safety equipment and by consistently following existing safety recommendations. Unfortunately, uptake of these ...

    Authors: Lara B. McKenzie, Kristin J. Roberts, Roxanne Clark, Rebecca McAdams, Mahmoud Abdel-Rasoul, Elizabeth G. Klein, Sarah A. Keim, Orie Kristel, Alison Szymanski, Christopher G. Cotton and Wendy C. Shields

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2018 5:5

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  33. Content type: Short Report

    Currently, an estimated 7.9 million US adults use electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS). Although published reports have identified fires and explosions related to use of ENDS since 2009, these reports d...

    Authors: Catherine G. Corey, Joanne T. Chang and Brian L. Rostron

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2018 5:4

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  34. Content type: Original Contribution

    Driving under the influence of marijuana is a serious traffic safety concern in the United States. Delta 9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the main active compound in marijuana. Although blood THC testing is a m...

    Authors: Huiyan Jin, Sharifa Z. Williams, Stanford T. Chihuri, Guohua Li and Qixuan Chen

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2018 5:3

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  35. Content type: Original Contribution

    Universities are increasingly implementing programs to effectively respond to and manage sport-related concussions (SRCs). One such effort is to develop common data elements (CDEs) and standardize data collect...

    Authors: Jingzhen Yang, Corinne Peek-Asa, James M. Noble, James Torner, Paul Schmidt and Martha L. Cooper

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2018 5:2

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  36. Content type: Original Contribution

    While the majority of veteran suicides involve firearms, no contemporary data describing firearm ownership among US veterans are available. This study uses survey data to describe the prevalence of firearm own...

    Authors: Emily C. Cleveland, Deborah Azrael, Joseph A. Simonetti and Matthew Miller

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2017 4:33

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  37. Content type: Original Contribution

    Despite reductions in youth pedestrian and bicyclist deaths over the past two decades, these injuries remain a substantial cause of morbidity and mortality for children and adolescents. There is a need for add...

    Authors: Katherine Wheeler-Martin, Stephen J. Mooney, David C. Lee, Andrew Rundle and Charles DiMaggio

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2017 4:31

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  38. Content type: Study Protocol

    Participation in half-marathon has been steeply increasing during the past decade. In line, a vast number of half-marathon running schedules has surfaced. Unfortunately, the injury incidence proportion for hal...

    Authors: Camma Damsted, Erik Thorlund Parner, Henrik Sørensen, Laurent Malisoux and Rasmus Oestergaard Nielsen

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2017 4:30

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  39. Content type: Original Contribution

    Traumatic head injuries (THI) are a critical public health problem worldwide, with more than 10 million individuals affected every year. In Saudi Arabia (SA), the burden of THI is unknown even though injury is...

    Authors: Suliman Alghnam, Alaa AlSayyari, Ibrahim Albabtain, Bader Aldebasi and Mohamed Alkelya

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2017 4:29

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  40. Content type: Original Contribution

    While head injuries and concussions are major concerns among soccer players, the multifactorial nature of head injury observations in this group remains relatively undefined. We aim to extend previous analyses...

    Authors: Avinash Chandran, Mary J. Barron, Beverly J. Westerman and Loretta DiPietro

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2017 4:28

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  41. Content type: Original Contribution

    Research suggests antihypertensive medications are associated with fractures in older adults, however results are inconsistent and few have examined how the association varies over time. We sought to examine t...

    Authors: Jennifer L. Hargrove, Yvonne M. Golightly, Virginia Pate, Carri H. Casteel, Laura R. Loehr, Stephen W. Marshall and Til Stürmer

    Citation: Injury Epidemiology 2017 4:27

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