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Transmission Dynamics of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 in High-Density Settings, Minnesota, USA, March-June 2020.

Nicholas B Lehnertz, Xiong Wang, Jacob Garfin, Joanne Taylor, Jennifer Zipprich, Brittany VonBank, Karen Martin, Dana Eikmeier, Carlota Medus, Brooke Wiedinmyer, Carmen Bernu, Matthew Plumb, Kelly Pung, Margaret A Honein, Rosalind Carter, Duncan MacCannell, Kirk E Smith, Kathryn Como-Sabetti, Kris Ehresmann, Richard Danila, Ruth Lynfield,

Coronavirus disease has disproportionately affected persons in congregate settings and high-density workplaces. To determine more about the transmission patterns of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in these settings, we performed whole-genome sequencing and phylogenetic analysis on 319 (14.4%) samples from 2,222 SARS-CoV-2-positive persons associated with 8 outbreaks in ... Read more >>

Emerg Infect Dis (Emerging infectious diseases)
[2021, 27(8):2052-2063]

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Hypothesis Generation during Foodborne Illness Outbreak Investigations.

Alice E White, Kirk E Smith, Hillary Booth, Carlota Medus, Robert V Tauxe, Laura Gieraltowski, Elaine Scallan Walter,

Hypothesis generation is a critical, but challenging, step in a foodborne outbreak investigation. The pathogens that contaminate food have many diverse reservoirs, resulting in seemingly limitless potential vehicles. Identifying a vehicle is particularly challenging for clusters detected through national pathogen-specific surveillance, as cases can be geographically dispersed and lack an ... Read more >>

Am J Epidemiol (American journal of epidemiology)
[2021, :]

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Design and Implementation of the Pre-Clinical DICOM Standard in Multi-Cohort Murine Studies.

Joseph D Kalen, David A Clunie, Yanling Liu, James L Tatum, Paula M Jacobs, Justin Kirby, John B Freymann, Ulrike Wagner, Kirk E Smith, Christian Suloway, James H Doroshow,

The small animal imaging Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) acquisition context structured report (SR) was developed to incorporate pre-clinical data in an established DICOM format for rapid queries and comparison of clinical and non-clinical datasets. Established terminologies (i.e., anesthesia, mouse model nomenclature, veterinary definitions, NCI Metathesaurus) were utilized ... Read more >>

Tomography (Tomography (Ann Arbor, Mich.))
[2021, 7(1):1-9]

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COVID-19 Outbreak Associated with a 10-Day Motorcycle Rally in a Neighboring State - Minnesota, August-September 2020.

Melanie J Firestone, Haley Wienkes, Jacob Garfin, Xiong Wang, Kelley Vilen, Kirk E Smith, Stacy Holzbauer, Matthew Plumb, Kelly Pung, Carlota Medus, Joseph D Yao, Matthew J Binnicker, Andrew C Nelson, Sophia Yohe, Kathryn Como-Sabetti, Kris Ehresmann, Ruth Lynfield, Richard Danila,

During August 7-16, 2020, a motorcycle rally was held in western South Dakota that attracted approximately 460,000 persons from across the United States to numerous indoor and outdoor events over a 10-day period. During August-September 2020, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) investigated a coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak associated ... Read more >>

MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep (MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report)
[2020, 69(47):1771-1776]

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Accelerated Cortical Osteolysis of Metatarsals in Charcot Neuroarthropathy: A Cross-Sectional Observational Study.

David R Sinacore, Kirk E Smith, Kathryn L Bohnert, David J Gutekunst, Jeffrey E Johnson, Michael J Strube,

Metatarsals are frequent sites of stress and fragility fractures in younger athletic populations and aging older adults. Metatarsal fractures are particularly common in Charcot neuroarthropathy (CN), a complication of diabetes mellitus (DM) and peripheral neuropathy (PN). Neuropathic metatarsal fractures may be caused by an accelerated cortical bone osteolysis and may ... Read more >>

JBMR Plus (JBMR plus)
[2019, 3(12):e10243]

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Author Correction: Imaging and clinical data archive for head and neck squamous cell carcinoma patients treated with radiotherapy.

Aaron J Grossberg, Abdallah S R Mohamed, Hesham Elhalawani, William C Bennett, Kirk E Smith, Tracy S Nolan, Bowman Williams, Sasikarn Chamchod, Jolien Heukelom, Michael E Kantor, Theodora Browne, Katherine A Hutcheson, G Brandon Gunn, Adam S Garden, William H Morrison, Steven J Frank, David I Rosenthal, John B Freymann, Clifton D Fuller,

In the original version of the Data Descriptor the surname of author Hesham Elhalawani was misspelled. This has now been corrected in the HTML and PDF versions. ... Read more >>

Sci Data (Scientific data)
[2018, 5(1):1]

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Imaging and clinical data archive for head and neck squamous cell carcinoma patients treated with radiotherapy.

Aaron J Grossberg, Abdallah S R Mohamed, Hesham Elhalawani, William C Bennett, Kirk E Smith, Tracy S Nolan, Bowman Williams, Sasikarn Chamchod, Jolien Heukelom, Michael E Kantor, Theodora Browne, Katherine A Hutcheson, G Brandon Gunn, Adam S Garden, William H Morrison, Steven J Frank, David I Rosenthal, John B Freymann, Clifton D Fuller,

Cross sectional imaging is essential for the patient-specific planning and delivery of radiotherapy, a primary determinant of head and neck cancer outcomes. Due to challenges ensuring data quality and patient de-identification, publicly available datasets including diagnostic and radiation treatment planning imaging are scarce. In this data descriptor, we detail the ... Read more >>

Sci Data (Scientific data)
[2018, 5:180173]

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A Candidate Imaging Marker for Early Detection of Charcot Neuroarthropathy.

Paul K Commean, Kirk E Smith, Charles F Hildebolt, Kathryn L Bohnert, David R Sinacore, Fred W Prior,

Inflammation-mediated foot osteopenia may play a pivotal role in the etiogenesis, pathogenesis, and therapeutic outcomes in individuals with diabetes mellitus (DM), peripheral neuropathy (PN), and Charcot neuroarthropathy (CN). Our objective was to establish a volumetric quantitative computed tomography-derived foot bone measurement as a candidate prognostic imaging marker to identify individuals ... Read more >>

J Clin Densitom (Journal of clinical densitometry : the official journal of the International Society for Clinical Densitometry)
[2018, 21(4):485-492]

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Persistent inflammation with pedal osteolysis 1year after Charcot neuropathic osteoarthropathy.

David R Sinacore, Kathryn L Bohnert, Kirk E Smith, Mary K Hastings, Paul K Commean, David J Gutekunst, Jeffrey E Johnson, Fred W Prior,

<h4>Aims</h4>To determine local and systemic markers of inflammation and bone mineral density (BMD) in the foot and central sites in participants with diabetes mellitus and peripheral neuropathy (DMPN) with and without acute Charcot neuropathic osteoarthropathy (CN).<h4>Methods</h4>Eighteen participants with DMPN and CN and 19 participants without CN had foot temperature assessments, ... Read more >>

J Diabetes Complications (Journal of diabetes and its complications)
[2017, 31(6):1014-1020]

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Survey of occupational hazards in Minnesota veterinary practices in 2012.

Heather N Fowler, Stacy M Holzbauer, Kirk E Smith, Joni M Scheftel,

<h4>Objective</h4>To identify the scope of occupational hazards encountered by veterinary personnel and compare hazard exposures between veterinarians and technicians working in small and large animal practices.<h4>Design</h4>Cross-sectional survey.<h4>Population</h4>Licensed veterinarians and veterinary staff in Minnesota.<h4>Procedures</h4>A survey of Minnesota veterinary personnel was conducted between February 1 and December 1, 2012. Adult veterinary personnel ... Read more >>

J Am Vet Med Assoc (Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association)
[2016, 248(2):207-218]

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Quantitative Computed Tomography Classification of Lung Nodules: Initial Comparison of 2- and 3-Dimensional Analysis.

David S Gierada, David G Politte, Jie Zheng, Kenneth B Schechtman, Bruce R Whiting, Kirk E Smith, Traves Crabtree, Daniel Kreisel, Alexander S Krupnick, G Alexander Patterson, Varun Puri, Bryan F Meyers,

<h4>Objective</h4>The aim of this study was to compare the performance of 2- (2D) and 3-dimensional (3D) quantitative computed tomography (CT) methods for classifying lung nodules as lung cancer, metastases, or benign.<h4>Methods</h4>Using semiautomated software and computerized analysis, we analyzed more than 50 quantitative CT features of 96 solid nodules in 94 ... Read more >>

J Comput Assist Tomogr (Journal of computer assisted tomography)
[2016, 40(4):589-595]

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Emerging Infections Program--State Health Department Perspective.

James L Hadler, Richard N Danila, Paul R Cieslak, James I Meek, William Schaffner, Kirk E Smith, Matthew L Cartter, Lee H Harrison, Duc J Vugia, Ruth Lynfield,

The Emerging Infections Program (EIP) is a collaboration between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and 10 state health departments working with academic partners to conduct active population-based surveillance and special studies for several emerging infectious disease issues determined to need special attention. The Centers for Disease Control and ... Read more >>

Emerg Infect Dis (Emerging infectious diseases)
[2015, 21(9):1510-1515]

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Long-Term Sentinel Surveillance for Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli and Non-O157 Shiga Toxin-Producing E. coli in Minnesota.

Carlota Medus, John M Besser, Billie A Juni, Bonnie Koziol, Victoria Lappi, Kirk E Smith, Craig W Hedberg,

Background.  Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) and non-O157 Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) are not detected by conventional culture methods. The prevalence of ETEC infections in the United States is unknown, and recognized cases are primarily associated with foreign travel. Gaps remain in our understanding of STEC epidemiology. Methods.  Two sentinel ... Read more >>

Open Forum Infect Dis (Open forum infectious diseases)
[2016, 3(1):ofw003]

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De-identification of Medical Images with Retention of Scientific Research Value.

Stephen M Moore, David R Maffitt, Kirk E Smith, Justin S Kirby, Kenneth W Clark, John B Freymann, Bruce A Vendt, Lawrence R Tarbox, Fred W Prior,

Online public repositories for sharing research data allow investigators to validate existing research or perform secondary research without the expense of collecting new data. Patient data made publicly available through such repositories may constitute a breach of personally identifiable information if not properly de-identified. Imaging data are especially at risk ... Read more >>

Radiographics (Radiographics : a review publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc)
[2015, 35(3):727-735]

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Disease risk in a dynamic environment: the spread of tick-borne pathogens in Minnesota, USA.

Stacie J Robinson, David F Neitzel, Ronald A Moen, Meggan E Craft, Karin E Hamilton, Lucinda B Johnson, David J Mulla, Ulrike G Munderloh, Patrick T Redig, Kirk E Smith, Clarence L Turner, Jamie K Umber, Katharine M Pelican,

As humans and climate change alter the landscape, novel disease risk scenarios emerge. Understanding the complexities of pathogen emergence and subsequent spread as shaped by landscape heterogeneity is crucial to understanding disease emergence, pinpointing high-risk areas, and mitigating emerging disease threats in a dynamic environment. Tick-borne diseases present an important ... Read more >>

Ecohealth (EcoHealth)
[2015, 12(1):152-163]

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Outbreak of Trichinella spiralis infections associated with a wild boar hunted at a game farm in Iowa.

Stacy M Holzbauer, William A Agger, Rebecca L Hall, Gary M Johnson, David Schmitt, Ann Garvey, Henry S Bishop, Hilda Rivera, Marcos E de Almeida, Dolores Hill, Bert E Stromberg, Ruth Lynfield, Kirk E Smith,

<h4>Background</h4>Rates of trichinellosis have declined significantly in the United States due to improved pork production practices and public awareness of the danger of eating raw or undercooked pork. In April 2011, the Minnesota Department of Health received a report of presumptive trichinellosis in a 50-year-old man with a history of ... Read more >>

Clin Infect Dis (Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America)
[2014, 59(12):1750-1756]

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Notes from the field: multistate outbreak of listeriosis linked to soft-ripened cheese--United States, 2013.

Mary J Choi, Kelly A Jackson, Carlota Medus, Jennifer Beal, Carrie E Rigdon, Tami C Cloyd, Matthew J Forstner, Jill Ball, Stacy Bosch, Lyndsay Bottichio, Venessa Cantu, David C Melka, Wilete Ishow, Sarah Slette, Kari Irvin, Matthew Wise, Cheryl Tarr, Barbara Mahon, Kirk E Smith, Benjamin J Silk, ,

On June 27, 2013, the Minnesota Department of Health notified CDC of two patients with invasive Listeria monocytogenes infections (listeriosis) whose clinical isolates had indistinguishable pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) patterns. A query of PulseNet, the national molecular subtyping network for foodborne disease surveillance, identified clinical and environmental isolates from other ... Read more >>

MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep (MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report)
[2014, 63(13):294-295]

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Compendium of measures to prevent disease associated with animals in public settings, 2013.

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J Am Vet Med Assoc (Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association)
[2013, 243(9):1270-1288]

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Norovirus surveillance among callers to foodborne illness complaint hotline, Minnesota, USA, 2011-2013.

Amy A Saupe, Dawn Kaehler, Elizabeth A Cebelinski, Brian Nefzger, Aron J Hall, Kirk E Smith,

Norovirus is the leading cause of foodborne disease in the United States. During October 2011-January 2013, we conducted surveillance for norovirus infection in Minnesota among callers to a complaint-based foodborne illness hotline who reported diarrhea or vomiting. Of 241 complainants tested, 127 (52.7%) were positive for norovirus. ... Read more >>

Emerg Infect Dis (Emerging infectious diseases)
[2013, 19(8):1293-1296]

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Ground beef handling and cooking practices in restaurants in eight States.

April K Bogard, Candace C Fuller, Vincent Radke, Carol A Selman, Kirk E Smith,

Eating in table-service restaurants has been implicated as a risk factor for Escherichia coli O157:H7 infection. To explore this association and learn about the prevalence of risky ground beef preparation practices in restaurants, the Environmental Health Specialists Network (EHS-Net) assessed ground beef handling policies and practices in restaurants in California, ... Read more >>

J Food Prot (Journal of food protection)
[2013, 76(12):2132-2140]

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Experimental and computational analysis of composite ankle-foot orthosis.

Dequan Zou, Tao He, Michael Dailey, Kirk E Smith, Matthew J Silva, David R Sinacore, Michael J Mueller, Mary K Hastings,

Carbon fiber (CF) ankle-foot orthoses (AFOs) can improve gait by increasing ankle plantar-flexor power and improving plantar-flexor ankle joint moment and energy efficiency compared with posterior leaf spring AFOs made of thermoplastic. However, fabricating a CF AFO to optimize the performance of the individual user may require multiple AFOs and ... Read more >>

J Rehabil Res Dev (Journal of rehabilitation research and development)
[2014, 51(10):1525-1536]

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Raw milk consumption among patients with non-outbreak-related enteric infections, Minnesota, USA, 2001-2010.

Trisha J Robinson, Joni M Scheftel, Kirk E Smith,

Raw milk has frequently been identified as the source of foodborne illness outbreaks; however, the number of illnesses ascertained as part of documented outbreaks likely represents a small proportion of the actual number of illnesses associated with this food product. Analysis of routine surveillance data involving illnesses caused by enteric ... Read more >>

Emerg Infect Dis (Emerging infectious diseases)
[2014, 20(1):38-44]

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Foodborne outbreak of group a streptococcus pharyngitis associated with a high school dance team banquet--Minnesota, 2012.

Sarah K Kemble, Amy Westbrook, Ruth Lynfield, April Bogard, Nicole Koktavy, Kelly Gall, Victoria Lappi, Aaron S DeVries, Edward Kaplan, Kirk E Smith,

<h4>Background</h4>On 20 March 2012, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) was notified of multiple Facebook postings suggestive of a foodborne outbreak of Group A Streptococcus (GAS) pharyngitis occurring among attendees of a high school dance team banquet. An investigation was initiated.<h4>Methods</h4>Associations between GAS pharyngitis and specific food items were assessed ... Read more >>

Clin Infect Dis (Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America)
[2013, 57(5):648-654]

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Impact of Charcot neuroarthropathy on metatarsal bone mineral density and geometric strength indices.

David J Gutekunst, Kirk E Smith, Paul K Commean, Kathryn L Bohnert, Fred W Prior, David R Sinacore,

Charcot neuroarthropathy (CN), an inflammatory condition characterized by rapid and progressive destruction of pedal bones and joints, often leads to deformity and ulceration in individuals with diabetes mellitus (DM) and peripheral neuropathy (PN). Repetitive, unperceived joint trauma may trigger initial CN damage, causing a proinflammatory cascade that can result in ... Read more >>

Bone (Bone)
[2013, 52(1):407-413]

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Use of global trade item numbers in the investigation of a salmonella newport outbreak associated with blueberries in Minnesota, 2010.

Benjamin D Miller, Carrie E Rigdon, Trisha J Robinson, Craig Hedberg, Kirk E Smith,

In August 2010, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture and Minnesota Department of Health investigated an outbreak of six cases of Salmonella Newport infection occurring in northwestern Minnesota, which identified fresh blueberries as the cause. Initially, traditional traceback methods involving the review of invoices and bills of lading were used to ... Read more >>

J Food Prot (Journal of food protection)
[2013, 76(5):762-769]

Cited: 15 times

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