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Current Perspectives on Research and Practice

Edited by Nuno Lunet

University of Porto, Portugal

This special issue resulted from the invitation made to selected authors to contribute with an overview of a specific subject of their choice, and is based on a collection of papers chosen to exemplify some of the interests, uses and views of the epidemiology across different areas of research and practice. Rather than the comprehensiveness and coherence of a conventional textbook, readers will find a set of independent chapters, each of them of a great interest in their own specialized areas within epidemiology. Taken together, they illustrate the contrast between the attempt to extend the limits of applicability of epidemiological research, and the "regular" scientific activity in this field or an applied epidemiology. Epidemiologists with different levels of expertise and interests will be able to find informative and inspiring readings among the chapters of this book.

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EpidemiologyCurrent Perspectives on Research and PracticeEdited by Nuno Lunet

Published: March 13th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/2241

ISBN: 978-953-51-0382-0

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6925-3

Copyright year: 2012

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31554 Total Chapter Downloads

4 Crossref Citations

33 Web of Science Citations

34 Dimensions Citations


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1. Changing Contexts in Epidemiologic Research - Thoughts of Young Epidemiologists on Major Challenges for the Next Decades

By Ana Azevedo, Leda Chatzi, Tobias Pischon and Lorenzo Richiardi


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2. Frameworks for Causal Inference in Epidemiology

By Raquel Lucas


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3. Causal Diagrams and Three Pairs of Biases

By Eyal Shahar and Doron J. Shahar


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4. Qualitative Research in Epidemiology

By Susana Silva and Sílvia Fraga


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5. Between Epidemiology and Basic Genetic Research – Systems Epidemiology

By Eiliv Lund


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6. Molecular Epidemiology of Parasitic Diseases: The Chagas Disease Model

By Juan David Ramírez and Felipe Guhl


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7. Viral Evolutionary Ecology: Conceptual Basis of a New Scientific Approach for Understanding Viral Emergence

By J. Usme-Ciro, R. Hoyos-López and J.C. Gallego-Gómez


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8. Overview of Pharmacoepidemiological Databases in the Assessment of Medicines Under Real-Life Conditions

By Carla Torre and Ana Paula Martins


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9. Role of Epidemiological Data Within the Drug Development Lifecycle: A Chronic Migraine Case Study

By Aubrey Manack, Catherine C. Turkel and Haley Kaplowitz


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10. Clinical Epidemiology: Principles Revisited in an Approach to Study Heart Failure

By Ana Azevedo


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11. The Use of Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis in Modern Epidemiology

By Nuno Lunet


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