A Dictionary of Epidemiology by Miquel Porta

By Miquel Porta

This 6th variation of A Dictionary of Epidemiology -- the main up to date considering the fact that its inception -- displays the profound sizeable and methodological adjustments that experience come to signify epidemiology and its linked disciplines. subsidized via the overseas Epidemiological organization, this publication continues to be the fundamental reference for somebody learning or operating in epidemiology, biostatistics, public wellbeing and fitness, drugs, or the transforming into quantity healthiness sciences within which epidemiologic competency is now required.

More than simply a dictionary, this article is an important guidebook to the country of the technology. It bargains the most up-tp-date, authoritative definitions of phrases principal to biomedical and public overall healthiness literature -- every little thing from confounding and incidence rate to epigenetic inheritance and Number Needed to Treat. As epidemiology maintains to alter and develop, A Dictionary of Epidemiology will stay its booklet of list.

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Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) (Syn: acquired immune deficiency syndrome) The late clinical stage of infection with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), recognized as a distinct syndrome in 1981. The opportunistic or indicator diseases associated with AIDS include certain protozoan and helminth infections, fungal infections, bacterial infections, viral infections, and some types of cancer. The role of AIDS as an indicator in surveillance has diminished since the advent of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART).

Autopsies are done on nonrandomly selected persons; findings should therefore be generalized only with great caution. See also bias in autopsy series. auxiliary hypothesis bias A form of rescue bias and thus of interpretive bias, which occurs in introducing ad hoc modifications to imply that an unanticipated finding would have occurred otherwise had the experimental conditions been different. 1,38,99 average 1. Most often, the arithmetic mean. The arithmetic average of a set of n numbers is the sum of the numbers divided by n.

Description and prescription in dictionaries of scientific terms. Int J Lexicography 2002; 15: 259–276. 7. Porta M, Vandenbroucke JP, Ioannidis JPA, et al. Trends in citations to books on epidemiological and statistical methods in the biomedical literature. PLoS ONE 2013; 8(5): e61837. 8. Rothman KJ, Stein Z, Susser M. Rebuilding bridges: what is the real role of social class in disease occurrence? Eur J Epidemiol 2011; 26: 431–432. 9. Porta M. Las quiero a morir. Claves de Razón Práctica [Madrid] 2013(226): 172–179.

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