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The Disease Ecology, Epidemiology, Clinical Manifestations, and Management of Trichinellosis Linked to Consumption of Wild Animal Meat

Published in Wilderness & Environmental Medicine 2020; 31(2): 235e44 Trichinellosis (formerly trichinosis) is a parasitic infection caused by migrating larvae of Trichinella nematodes. Trichinella worms are among the world’s most widely distributed zoonotic parasites, with a large animal reservoir in amphibians, reptiles, rodents, birds, and mammals. Historically, human trichinellosis was caused by Trichinella spiralis, the […]

Mindfulness Intervention to Decrease Post-Disaster Anxiety

Mindfulness, a concept increasingly provided in healthcare practices, is widely acknowledged as a healthy way to manage stress and improve well-being. Research findings show that mindfulness-based practices greatly improves quality of life, increases memory, and improves emotional regulation. Research was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of a mindfulness intervention to reduce post-disaster anxiety disorders following […]

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Resource-based view on safety culture’s influence on hospital performance

Resource-based view on safety culture’s influence on hospital performance:  The moderating role of electronic health record implementation.   Patient safety and safety culture have received increasing attention from agencies such as the Agency of Healthcare Research and Quality and the Institute of Medicine. Safety culture refers to the fundamental values, attitudes, and perceptions that provide […]

Health Care Finance & Novel COVID-1

Hosted by Dean Smith & Journal of Health Care Finance The LSUHSC School of Public Health presented a webinar addressing the intersection of Health Care Finance and the COVID-19 epidemic. The webinar was co-hosted by LSU School of Public Health and Journal of Health Care Finance. It will featured a panel of experts in the […]

Coronavirus/Covid-19: A Note from the LSU SPH Epidemiologists

I know there is much discussion and uncertainty about the threats posed by Coronavirus/Covid-19. Following are some recent and interesting epidemiologic papers on Coronavirus. These papers are some of Dr. Straif-Bourgeois’s favorite reads right now. (Dr. Straif-Bourgeois‘s expertise is Infectious Disease Epidemiology and she is faculty in Epidemiology at the LSU School of Public Health.) […]

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LSU: Louisiana Tumor Registry and NCI Data Show Advanced Colorectal Cancers at Recommended Screening Age

A study analyzing Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center’s Louisiana Tumor Registry (LTR) and other National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated tumor registry data found that by the time recommended screening for colorectal begins; cancers have already spread in a high percentage of people. Results report that the rate of colorectal cancer incidence increased by 46.1 percent […]

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Associations of Liver Disease with Alcohol Use among People Living with HIV and the Role of Hepatitis C: The New Orleans Alcohol Use in HIV Study

The primary objective of this study was to assess whether lifetime drinking history and current hazardous or harmful drinking were associated with liver disease as measured by non-invasive markers. Results indicate a greater association of current alcohol use with liver disease than lifetime alcohol use, which varied by HCV status. While HIV/HCV+ co-infected participants seem […]

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SPH Goes Red for Cardiovascular Disease

Do you know what causes cardiovascular disease in women? What about the survival rate? Or whether women of all ethnicities share the same risk? The fact is: cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 killer of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year. That’s approximately one woman every minute! But it doesn’t affect all women […]

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LSU: LA Medicaid Access for Treatment and Care for HCV (MATCH) Project

The cost of treatment for Hepatitis C virus (HCV) makes it unaffordable for most persons- up to $85,000 for an eight-week regimen. For the Medicaid covered population, and those in the prison system, paying for such treatments is prohibitive. The Governor of Louisiana and the Secretary of the LA Department of Health launched an innovative […]

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Ethical Community Engagement: Lessons Learned

The American College of Healthcare Executives Code of Ethics devotes a full section to the “The Healthcare Executive’s Responsibilities to Community and Society.”  The first of these duties, outlined in Section V of the code, is mandate to “work to identify and meet the healthcare needs of the community.” Dr. Richard A. Culbertson from LSUHSC […]