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Cost of biopsy and Complications in Patients with Lung Cancer

The purpose of this study is to describe the distribution of diagnostic procedures, rates of complications, and total cost of biopsies for patients with lung cancer. Patients and Methods: Observational study using data from IBM Marketscan® Databases for continuously insured adult patients with a primary lung cancer diagnosis and treatment between July 2013 and June 2017. Costs […]

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Assessing and managing SARS-CoV-2 occupational health risk to workers handling residuals and biosolids

Current wastewater worker guidance from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) aligns with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recommendations and states that no additional specific protections against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 infections, are recommended for employees involved in wastewater management operations with residuals, sludge, and […]

New LSU Health Foundation Scholarships Website

LSU Health is excited to share the launch of the LSU Health Foundation’s new scholarship application website! The foundation fundraises from our generous donors to provide numerous scholarships each academic year for our students. Foundation scholarships are in addition to scholarships offered by the various schools of LSU Health, have specified criteria, and will be […]

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Air Pollution and COVID-19: A Comparison

Published: March 2021 Ed. Of European Journal of Environment and Public Health The objective of this study was to compare the cases of COVID-19 deaths and cases in the United States and Europe. The area selected in the United States was parishes (counties) in Louisiana along the Mississippi River which is globally known as “Cancer […]

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Alcohol Intake and Alcohol–SNP Interactions Associated with Prostate Cancer Aggressiveness

Excessive alcohol intake is a well-known modifiable risk factor for many cancers. It is still unclear whether genetic variants or single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) can modify alcohol intake’s impact on prostate cancer (PCa) aggressiveness. The objective is to test the alcohol–SNP interactions of the 7501 SNPs in the four pathways (angiogenesis, mitochondria, miRNA, and androgen […]

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E-Cigarettes: A Public Health Threat, Not a Population Health Intervention

Rebekah E. Gee, MD, MPH, William R. Boles, BS, and Dean G. Smith, PhD Cigarette smoking is the single most deadly personal behavior in human history and remains a potent population health threat. Today in the United States, one in five deaths can be attributed to cigarette smoking. Recent models suggest that even if we […]

New Publication: Journal of Good Governance in Africa by Peggy A. Honoré

The current issue of The Journal of Good Governance in Africa is focused on the African Diaspora before and after COVID-19. This special issue includes the article on page 59 Solving Africa’s Physician Crisis, authored by Peggy A. Honoré, MHA, DHA, AmeriHealth Caritas-General Russel Honoré Endowed Professor at LSU Health New Orleans’ schools of Public […]

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CIN3 – Reporting in a Population-Based Cancer Registry

Evaluating the Use of LAST 2-Tiered Nomenclature and Its Impact on Reporting Cervical Lesions in a Population-Based Cancer Registry Mei-Chin Hsieh, PhD, MSPH, CTRa; Elizabeth Van Dyne, MD, MPHb; Christina Lefante, MPH, CTRa; Jean A. Shapiro, PhDb; Paran Pordell, MPHb; Mary Anne Lynch, MPHa; Natalie Gomez, BSN, RNa; Brent Mumphrey, BSa; Lauren Maniscalco, MPHa; Rachna […]

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Term Limits in Academic Public Health Administration

Dean G. Smith, PhD Abstract Objectives: Term limits might be appropriate for leadership positions in academic public health. This study assessed the appointment processes and terms for deans, directors, and chairs of schools and programs of public health and their views on term limits. Methods: A 10-question survey was developed for the Association of Schools […]

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New Publication by SPH’s Dr. Ashley Wennerstrom

Action to Improve Social Determinants of Health: Outcomes of Leadership and Advocacy Training for Community Residents Abstract: Racial and ethnic disparities remain a public health problem and are largely due to social determinants of health (SDOH). Using an adapted 36-hour community health worker (CHW) curriculum, we trained 42 lay community residents in New Orleans, Louisiana, […]