Epidemiology and Global Health

Epidemiology and Global Health

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    1. Epidemiology and Global Health

    Prediction of diabetic kidney disease risk using machine learning models: A population-based cohort study of Asian adults

    Charumathi Sabanayagam, Feng He ... Ching Yu Cheng
    Integrating machine learning (ML) models with selected features improved the prediction accuracy of diabetic kidney disease compared to traditional logistic regression models using established features, revealing potential new markers and supporting the use of ML techniques in epidemiological studies.
    1. Epidemiology and Global Health

    The importance of patient-partnered research in addressing long COVID: Takeaways for biomedical research study design from the RECOVER Initiative’s Mechanistic Pathways taskforce

    C Kim, Benjamin Chen ... RECOVER Mechanistic Pathways Task Force
    Collaborative and mutually beneficial patient-provider-researcher relationships are crucial in achieving success in understanding and treating long COVID.
    1. Epidemiology and Global Health

    Nationwide mammography screening participation in Denmark during the COVID-19 pandemic: An observational study

    Tina Bech Olesen, Henry Jensen ... Sisse H Njor
    Only a minor reduction in mammography screening participation was observed during the COVID-19 pandemic in Denmark.
    1. Epidemiology and Global Health
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Effects of smoking on genome-wide DNA methylation profiles: A study of discordant and concordant monozygotic twin pairs

    Jenny van Dongen, Gonneke Willemsen ... Michael C Neale
    Analysis of data from monozygotic twins reveals that DNA methylation level in human blood cells is reactive to cigarette smoking.
    1. Epidemiology and Global Health
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Global diversity and antimicrobial resistance of typhoid fever pathogens: Insights from a meta-analysis of 13,000 Salmonella Typhi genomes

    Megan E Carey, Zoe A Dyson ... Global Typhoid Genomics Consortium Group Authorship
    An analysis of the largest Salmonella Typhi genome collection to date (n=13,000) provides an updated overview of global genome diversity and antimicrobial resistance trends over time to inform public health action.
    1. Epidemiology and Global Health
    2. Medicine
    3. Cancer Biology

    Special Issue: The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on cancer prevention, control, care and survivorship

    Edited by Eduardo Franco et al.
    Our latest Special Issue brings together research covering many different aspects of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on cancer outcomes across the globe.

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    Indian Council of Medical Research, India
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    University of New South Wales, Australia
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    Imperial College London, United Kingdom
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