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SPECIAL STUDIES

JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

Advances in Disease Surveillance 

    2007
   
      Disaster Surveillance Revisted: Passive, Active and Electronic Syndromic Surveillance During Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, LA - 2005   A.T. Fleischauer, S.Young, J. Mott, R. Ratard    2007 /  2; 153   


American Journal of Infection Control

     2006

      Outbreak of Pertussis in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit - Louisiana, 2004     P. Vranken, M. Pogue, C. Romalewski, R. Ratard  November  /  34(9); 550-554 


Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness -AMA

    2008

    Hurricane Katrina Deaths - Louisiana, 2005      J. Brunkard, G. Namulanda, R. Ratard August /1(1); 1-9


Emerging Infectious Diseases - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

     2007

     Autochthonous Transmission of Trypanosoma cruzi, Louisiana   P.L. Dorn, L. Perniciaro, M.J. Yabsley, D.M.Roellig, G.Balsamo, J. Diaz, D. Wesson   April  /  13(4); 1-6  

     2004

     West Nile Virus Economic Impact, Louisiana, 2002  A. Zohrabian, M.I. Meltzer, R. Ratard, K. Billah, N.A. Molinari, K. Roy, R.D. Scott II, L.R. Petersen   October  /  10(10); 1736-1744 


Journal of the American Medical Association

     2007
     
       Severe Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Community-Acquired Pneumonia Associated with Influenza -Louisiana and Georgia, December 2006 - January 2007  M. Pogue, S. Burton, P. Kreyling, J. Naponick, J. Stefanski, R.Ratard, S. Bulens, J. Cope, J. Tuttle, J. Ladson, M. Tobin-D'Angelo, K. Arnold, J. Hageman, R. Gorwitz, G. Fosheim, S. McAllister, K. Anderson, J. Patel, B. Limbago, A. Fry, L. Brammer, R. Dhara, D. Shay, J. Guarner, S. Zaki, J.Brunkard, A. Kallen  May 16  /  297(19); 2070-2072 


Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society

      2007

       Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease in Louisiana, 1980-2006    J. Eavey, T. Sokol, S. Straif-Bourgeois, R. Ratard  November/December 159(6); 315-318

       Group B Streptococcal Infections in Louisiana    J.Eavey, R.Ratard   September/October  159(5); 261-266

       Vibrio Infections in Louisiana:  Twenty-Five Years of Surveillance  1980-2005  A.Thomas, S. Straif-Bourgeois, T. Sokol, R. Ratard  July/August  159(4); 205-211 

       An Update on Salmonella in Louisiana  G.R. Richard, R.C. Ratard  March/April  159 (2); 104-111 

       2006

       Childhood Immunization Rates in Louisiana Trends from 1995-2004  J. Eavey, R. Tapia, T. Sokol, R. Ratard   September/October  158(5); 232-238

       Hurricane Katrina's Impact on Infectious DIsease Surveillance  S. Straif-Bourgeois, T.M. Sokol, G. Balsamo, S. Hall, N. Weed, N. Krishna, A. Thomas, S. Michaels, Z. Islam, R.C. Ratard   May/June  158(3); 136-140  

        2005

        Surveillance for West Nile Virus Cases in Louisiana 2001-2004    S.R. Michaels, G. A. Balsamo, M. Kukreja, C. Anderson, S. Straif-Bourgeois, G. Talati, R. C. Ratard   September/October   157(5); 269-272  

        Influenza in Louisiana: An Analysis of Louisiana Influenza Sentinel Surveillance Data, 1998-2004   E. Stanley, T. Sokol, C. Scott, R. C. Ratard   July/August  157(4); 203-206  

        The Current Status of Malaria in Louisiana  A. Toprani, S. Straif-Bourgeois, N. Weed, R.C. Ratard   May/June  157(3); 142-145  

        Hepatitis C Infection in Louisiana   T. M. Sokol, B.E. Lewis, S. Straif-Bourgeois, G. Talati, R. C. Ratard   March/April 157(2); 98-102  

        One-Year Sequelae in Patients with West Nile Virus Encephalitis and Meningitis in Louisiana    A.C. Ou, R. C. Ratard  January/February  157(1); 42-46

       2004
 
        Pertussis in Louisiana   T. M. Sokol, M. Mehta, S. Hall, R.C. Ratard   November/December  156(6); 312-315
      

       2002

       St. Louis Encephalitis Outbreak in Louisiana in 2001  S. Jones, J. Morris, G. Hill, M. Alderman, R.C. Ratard   November/December  153(6); 303-306 


Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

     2009

    West Nile Virus Transmission via Organ Transplantation and Blood Transfusion - Louisiana, 2008  E.Stanley, R.C. Ratard, J.E. Staples, R Royce, W.A. Bower, K.D.Ellingson, M.J. Kuehnert   November 58(45); 1263-1267

     2007

      Scombroid Fish Poisoning Associated with Tuna Steaks --- Louisiana and Tennessee, 2006  J. Davis, S.A. Henry, J. Rowland, D. Ripley, G. Jacobson, J.M. Brunkard, L.R. Carpenter   August 17 /  56(32); 817-819  

    Cryptosporidiosis Outbreaks Associated with Recreational Water Use --- Five States, 2006  N.B. Alden, T.S. Ghosh, R.L. Vogt, C. Andreasen, S. Buller-Fenton, L. Saathoff-Huber, J. Davis, S.A. Henry, R. Ratard, A. Roach, D. Drociuk, J. Meredith, R. Ball, L Baker, J. Grandpre, T. Murphy, C. Van Houten, M.J.Beach, H. BIshop, A.J. DaSilva, V.R. Hill, L. Xiao, T.K. Boehmer, J.M. Brunkard, K.A. Christian, R. Luce, I.C. Trevino   July 27 /  56(29): 729-732  

    Severe Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Community-Acquired Pneumonia Associated with Influenza ---Louisiana and Georgia, December 2006 -- January 2007  M. Pogue, S. Burton, P. Kreyling, J. Naponick, J. Stefanski, R.Ratard, S. Bulens, J. Cope, J. Tuttle, J. Ladson, M. Tobin-D'Angelo, K. Arnold, J. Hageman, R. Gorwitz, G. Fosheim, S. McAllister, K. Anderson, J. Patel, B. Limbago, A. Fry, L. Brammer, R. Dhara, D. Shay, J. Guarner, S. Zaki, J.Brunkard, A. Kallen  April 13  /  56(14); 325-329 

     2006

     Morbidity Surveillance After Hurricane Katrina ---Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas, September 2005  F. Averhoff, S. Young, J. Mott, A. Fleischauer, J. Brady, S. Straif-Bourgeois, A. Valadez, D. Lurie, H. Palacio, D. Buhner, D. Persse, F. Guerra, J. Morgan, J. Zoretic, R. Moolenaar, K.M. McNeill, P. Byers, T.S. Kittle, G. Chavez, M. Phillips, D. Koo. S. Groseclose, P. Hicks, N.F. Jones, A. Kenneson, P. Vranken, E. Sergienko, R. H. Bitsko, S.A. Lorick  July 7  /  55(26); 727-731  

     Two Cases of Toxigenic Vibrio cholerae O1 Infection After Hurricanes Katrina and Rita---Louisiana, October 2005  S. Straif-Bourgeois, T. Sokol, A. Thomas, R. Ratard, K.D.Greene, E. Mintz, P. Yu, P. Vranken   January 20  /  55(2);  31-32    

     Surveillance in Hurricane Evacuation Centers---Louisiana, September--October 2005    A. Toprani, R. Ratard, S. Straif-Bourgeois, T. Sokol, F. Averhoff, J. Brady, D. Staten, M. Sullivan, J.T. Brooks, A.K. Rowe, K. Johnson, T. Chester, P. Vranken, E. Sergienko   January 20  /  55(2); 32-35  

     Injury and Illness Surveillance in Hospitals and Acute-Care Facilities After Huricanes Katrina and Rita---New Orleans Area, Louisiana, September 25--October 15, 2005   C. Lopez, R. Ratard, S. Straif-Bourgeois, T. Sokol, C. Rubin, S. Young, J. Mott, A. Fleischauer, A. Khan, S. Sandhu, N. Arboleda, P. Vranken   January 20  /  55(2);  35-38

     Health Concerns Associated with Mold in Water-Damaged Homes After Hurricanes Katrina and Rita---New Orleans Area, Louisiana, October 2005       R. Ratard, C.M. Brown, J. Ferdinands, D. Callahan, K.H. Dunn, M.R. Scalia, R.L.Moolenaar, S. I. Davis, L. Pinkerton, C. Rao, D. Van Sicle, M.A. Riggs, K.J. Cummings   January 20  / 55(2);  41-44 

     2005

     Infectious Disease and Dermatologic Conditions in Evacuees and Rescue Workers After Hurricane Katrina---Multiple States, August--September, 2005    J. Jablecki, S.A. Norton, R. Keller, C. DeGraw, R. Ratard, S. Straif-Bourgeois, J.M.Holcombe, P. Byers, M. McNeill, D. Schlossberg, D. P. Dohony, J. Neville, J. Carl, D. Buhner, B.R. Smith, C. Wallace, D. Jernigan, J. Sobel, M. Reynolds, M.Moore, M. Kuehnert, J. Mott, D. Jamieson, G. Burns-Grant, T. Misselbeck, P. E. Cruise, P. LoBue, T. Holtz, M. Haddad, T.A. Clark, A. Cohen, R. Sunenshine, M.Jhug, P. Vranken, F.M.T. Lewis, L.R. Carpenter    September 30  /  54(38);  961-964  

     Vibrio Illnesses After Hurricane Katrina---Multiple States, August--September 2005   D. Engelthaler, K. Lewis, S. Anderson, S. Snow, L. Gladden, R. M. Hammond, R. J. Hutchinson, R. Ratard, S. Straif-Bourgeois, T. Sokol, A. Thomas, L. Mena, J. Parham, S. Hand, M. McNeill, B. Byers, B. Amy, G. Charns, J. Rolling, A. Friedman, J. Romero, T. Dorse, J. Carlo, S. Stonecipher, L.K. Gaul, T. Betz, R. L. Moolenar, J.A. Painter, M. J. Kuehnert, J. Mott, D. B. Jernigan, P. A Yu, T. A. Clark, S. K. Greene, A. M. Schmitz, A. C. Cohn, J.L. Liang  September 23  /  54(37);  928-931 

     2002

     Acute Flaccid Paralysis Syndrome Associated with West Nile Virus Infection--Mississippi and Louisiana, July--August 2002   A. Leis, D. Stokic, J. Polk, V. Dostrow, M. WInkelman, R. Webb, S. Slavinski, M. Currier, J. Van Gerpen, E. Brewer, R. Ratard, J. Sejvar, L. Petersen, A. Marfin, G. Campbell, B. Tierney, M. Haddad, A. Vicari    September 20  /  51(37);  825-828 

     2001

    Septic Arthritis Following Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Using Tendon Allografts---FLorida and Louisiana, 2000    B. Lutz, R. Ratard, D. Dodson, J.M.Malecki, A.C. Morse, S. Wiersma   December 7  /  50(48);  1081-1083 

     Echovirus Type 13---United States, 2001   N. Krishna, M. Little, R. Ratard, M. Currier, S. Hand, J.Murphy, S. Zanto, C. Taft, P. Schwaiger, T. Jones, J. Hindman, S. Buckingham, G. Grandberry, M.A. Patterson, W. Sessions, P. Colarusso, R. Melear, D. Schnurr, J. Giesick, P. Brantley, J. Dunn,   September 14  /  50(36);  777-780 


Ochsner Journal


     2003

     West Nile Epidemic in Louisiana in 2002  G. Balsamo, A. Vicari, S. Michaels, T. Sokol, K.Lees, M. Mehta, S. Straif-Bourgeois, S. Hall, N. Krishna, G. Talati, R. Ratard    Summer/Autumn  /  5(3); 13-15  


Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases

     2010

     Epidemiology of Animal Rabies and Its Practical Application to Pre- and Postexposure Prophylaxis, Louisiana, 1988 to 2007   G. Balsamo, R. Ratard  April /10(3);  283-289 

 

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

Deaths Directly Caused by Hurricane Katrina   P. Markwell, R. Ratard

Description of Non-arbo-related Encephalitis Associated Hospitalizations in Louisiana, 1999-2007   N. Hoff

Katrina Cough   C. Romalewski, S. Nelson, M. Tang, N. Teague, J. Brewer, K. Gudzune, I. Lewis, K. Golden, R.Ratard

Mortality in the Greater New Orleans Area, Louisiana - Post Katrina Update 11/5/2007

Retinopathy of Prematurity - Louisiana, 1999-2003   C. O'Brien

 

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