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epidemiology

(ep?i-de-me-ol'o-je) [ epi- + Gr. demos, people + -logy]
The study of the distribution and determinants of health-related states and events in populations and the application of this study to the control of health problems. Epidemiology is concerned with the study of epidemic diseases caused by infectious agents and with health-related phenomena including accidents, suicide, climate, toxic agents (e.g., lead, air pollution), and catastrophes due to ionizing radiation.
See: pharmacoepidemiologyepidemiologicepidemiological (ep?i-de-me-o-loj'ik) (ep?i-de-me-o-loj'i-kal), adjective

epidemiological

emanating from or pertaining to epidemiology.

epidemiological associations
the associative relationships between the frequency of occurrence of a disease and its determinants, its predisposing and precipitating causes.
epidemiological intelligence
all of the epidemiological information about a disease occurrence. Includes information gathering over a short period at the time of an outbreak and the more prolonged follow-up of surveillance afterwards.
epidemiological techniques
include case-control study, clinical trials, cohort studies.
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As a subtype of Transmission-Based Precautions, Contact Precautions are designed to reduce the risk of transmission of epidemiologically important microorganisms by direct or indirect contact.
Insurers do not have access to the medical record and cannot manage care epidemiologically.
Investigations show that ICL cases and AIDS cases differ epidemiologically.
Epidemiologically, said South, it is not true that HIV/AIDS is confined to the marginalized.
Dobney & Goodman tackle the problem of what enamel hypoplasia means epidemiologically (defects in tooth enamel).
A: High homocysteine levels are also linked epidemiologically to cardiovascufar disease.
cities with vastly different sizes, climates and mixes of air pollutants -- argues "very convincingly, both epidemiologically and statistically," that the observed correlations are real, Schwartz asserts.
coli O157:H7 have been linked both epidemiologically and by molecular fingerprinting to this outbreak.
Mr Tunabuna added that the BTEC teams are also conducting studies about tuberculosis in Fiji which will enable the development of a BTEC database and establishment of epidemiologically correct disease surveillance protocols.
Tru-D's exclusive selection in the study, which was funded by the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control, resulted in an epidemiologically correct double-blind data pool inclusive of 25,000 room disinfection cycles and 100,000 patient days in 10 hospitals of varying size and census.
We describe 2 epidemiologically unrelated outbreaks of listeriosis caused by ST87 that occurred at the same time in the same region.
But the most important fact is that the three cases are not epidemiologically connected in relation to their geographical distribution.

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