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New Data: A de-identified database of 11,979 verbal autopsy open-ended responses

There is a new sort of publication model in Global Health, and I just gave it a try (editor’s note: just = in the last year). Gates Open Research offers “author-led publication and open peer review”, and is available now to Gates Foundation-funded researchers.

I used it to publish a Data Note, which is a dataset together with a short description of what is in the dataset.

Have a look here: https://gatesopenresearch.org/articles/2-18/v1

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SIAM Mini-tutorial Recording online

Dear AN16 speakers, this one contains the correct link,

The sessions recorded at the Annual Meeting (AN16) in Boston are now available on SIAM Presents…Featured Lectures from Our Archives

https://www.pathlms.com/siam/courses/3028

You are welcome to link to your talk from your personal web pages and point to the site. You can find your presentation using the search box on the upper right.

We will post links from the SIAM web site to the presentations and will send out notification to attendees shortly. I expect the recorded sessions from the Conference on the Life Sciences (LS16) to also be available soon.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have questions.

Sorry about the error in the first email.

Sincerely,

Linda

Linda C. Thiel
SIAM Director, Programs and Services

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Vaccine Delivery, the case of HPV prevention

Tough choices are when and how much. http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2588253

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Write-up of my SIAM Tutorial

That was nice of them to do: https://sinews.siam.org/Details-Page/machine-learnings-impact-on-global-public-health

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Pretty good alphabet book

This was not designed for kids, but it seems to have captured my 4 year old’s attention for the moring: https://www.cdc.gov/dpdx/az.html

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Now available: Big Data and Analytics for Infectious Disease Research, Operations, and Policy: Proceedings of a Workshop

Hay spoke of the difficulty of conveying the uncertainty that goes along with
these predictions. For example, his team spends half of its time developing the
correct uncertainty envelopes for the maps, and he does not have a good idea
on how to communicate this uncertainty to the many constituencies that would
find the maps useful. One aspect of these maps that he finds particularly vexing
is the tendency for people to just look at the map and ignore all of the richer
detail about uncertainty that his team provides with the maps.

https://www.nap.edu/download/23654

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Mapping from SmartVA-Analyze output to ICD-10 causes

There has got to be a quick way to format this better:

Cause list for SmartVA against ICD-10 codes

ADULT CAUSES
Code to ICD-10 WHO ICD definition and comments
GBD Cause Group A: Communicable, maternal, neonatal and nutritional disorders
AIDS B24 Unspecified human immunodeficiency virus [HIV] disease
Diarrhea/Dysentery A09 Other gastroenteritis and colitis of infectious and unspecified origin
Malaria B54 Unspecified malaria
Maternal O95 Obstetric death of unspecified cause: Maternal death from unspecified cause occurring during pregnancy, labour and delivery, or the puerperium
Other Infectious Diseases B99 Other and unspecified infectious diseases
Pneumonia J22 Unspecified acute lower respiratory infection
TB A16 Respiratory tuberculosis, not confirmed bacteriologically or histologically
GBD Cause Group B: Non-communicable diseases
Acute Myocardial Infarction I24 Other acute ischaemic heart diseases (as for WHO 2014)
Asthma J45 Asthma
Breast Cancer C50 Malignant neoplasm of breast
COPD J44 Other chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Cervical Cancers C53 Malignant neoplasm of cervix uteri (WHO VA has C55 for all female reproductive neoplasms)
Cirrhosis K74 Fibrosis and cirrhosis of liver
Colorectal Cancer C18 Malignant neoplasm of colon
Diabetes E14 Unspecified diabetes mellitus
Epilepsy G40 Epilepsy
Esophageal Cancer C15 Malignant neoplasm of oesophagus
Leukemia/Lymphomas C96 Other and unspecified malignant neoplasms of lymphoid, haematopoietic and related tissue
Lung Cancer C34 Malignant neoplasm of bronchus and lung
Other Cardiovascular Diseases I99 Other and unspecified disorders of circulatory system
Other Non-communicable Diseases R99 Other ill-defined and unspecified causes of mortality
Prostate Cancer C61 Malignant neoplasm of prostate
Renal Failure (due to renal disease) N19 Unspecified kidney failure
Stomach Cancer C16 Malignant neoplasm of stomach
Stroke I64 Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction
Other Cancers C76 Malignant neoplasm of other and ill-defined sites
GBD Cause Group C: Injuries
Bite of Venomous Animal X27 Contact with other specified venomous animals
Drowning W74 Unspecified drowning and submersion
Falls W19 Unspecified fall
Fires X09 Exposure to unspecified smoke, fire and flames
Homicide (assault) Y09 Assault by unspecified means
Other Injuries X58 Exposure to other specified factors
Poisonings (accidental) X49 Accidental poisoning by and exposure to other and unspecified chemicals and noxious substances
Road Traffic V89 Motor- or nonmotor-vehicle accident, type of vehicle unspecified
Suicide (intentional self-harm) X84 Intentional self-harm by unspecified means
CHILD CAUSES
GBD Cause Group A: Communicable, maternal, neonatal and nutritional disorders
AIDS B24 Unspecified human immunodeficiency virus [HIV] disease
Diarrhea/Dysentery A09 Other gastroenteritis and colitis of infectious and unspecified origin
Encephalitis G04 Encephalitis, myelitis and encephalomyelitis
Hemorrhagic fever A99 Unspecified viral haemorrhagic fever
Malaria B54 Unspecified malaria
Measles B05 Measles
Meningitis G03 Meningitis due to other and unspecified causes
Other Infectious Diseases B99 Other and unspecified infectious diseases
Pneumonia J22 Unspecified acute lower respiratory infection
Sepsis A41 Other sepsis
GBD Cause Group B: Non-communicable diseases
Other Cancers C76 Malignant neoplasm of other and ill-defined sites
Other Cardiovascular Diseases I99 Other and unspecified disorders of circulatory system
Other Defined Causes of Child Deaths R99 Other ill-defined and unspecified causes of mortality
Other Digestive Diseases K92 Other diseases of digestive system
GBD Cause Group C: Injuries
Bite of Venomous Animal X27 Contact with other specified venomous animals
Drowning W74 Unspecified drowning and submersion
Falls W19 Unspecified fall
Fires X09 Exposure to unspecified smoke, fire and flames
Poisonings X49 Accidental poisoning by and exposure to other and unspecified chemicals and noxious substances
Road Traffic V89 Motor- or nonmotor-vehicle accident, type of vehicle unspecified
Violent Death Y09 Assault by unspecified means
NEONATE CAUSES
Birth asphyxia P21 Birth asphyxia
Congenital malformation Q89 Other congenital malformations, not elsewhere classified
Meningitis/Sepsis P36 Bacterial sepsis of newborn
Pneumonia P23/J22 Congenital pneumonia/Unspecified acute lower respiratory infection
Preterm Delivery P07 Disorders related to short gestation and low birth weight, not elsewhere classified
Stillbirth P95 Fetal death of unspecified cause

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