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ICD-10-CM-Based Definitions for Emergency Department Opioid Poisoning Surveillance: Electronic Health Record Case Confirmation Study.

Svetla Slavova, Dana Quesinberry, Julia F Costich, Emilia Pasalic, Pedro Martinez, Julia Martin, Sarah Eustice, Peter Akpunonu, Terry L Bunn,

OBJECTIVES:Valid opioid poisoning morbidity definitions are essential to the accuracy of national surveillance. The goal of our study was to estimate the positive predictive value (PPV) of case definitions identifying emergency department (ED) visits for heroin or other opioid poisonings, using billing records with International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, ... Read more >>

Public Health Rep (Public health reports (Washington, D.C. : 1974))
[2020, 135(2):262-269]

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Enhancing timeliness of drug overdose mortality surveillance: A machine learning approach.

Patrick J Ward, Peter J Rock, Svetla Slavova, April M Young, Terry L Bunn, Ramakanth Kavuluru,

BACKGROUND:Timely data is key to effective public health responses to epidemics. Drug overdose deaths are identified in surveillance systems through ICD-10 codes present on death certificates. ICD-10 coding takes time, but free-text information is available on death certificates prior to ICD-10 coding. The objective of this study was to develop ... Read more >>

PLoS ONE (PloS one)
[2019, 14(10):e0223318]

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Methodological Complexities in Quantifying Rates of Fatal Opioid-Related Overdose.

Svetla Slavova, Chris Delcher, Jeannine M Buchanich, Terry L Bunn, Bruce A Goldberger, Julia F Costich,

Purpose of Review:Effective responses to the US opioid overdose epidemic rely on accurate and timely drug overdose mortality data, which are generated from medicolegal death investigations (MDI) and certifications of overdose deaths. We identify nuances of MDI and certification of overdose deaths that can influence drug overdose mortality surveillance, as ... Read more >>

Curr Epidemiol Rep (Current epidemiology reports)
[2019, 6(2):263-274]

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Interrupted time series design to evaluate the effect of the ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM coding transition on injury hospitalization trends.

Svetla Slavova, Julia F Costich, Huong Luu, Judith Fields, Barbara A Gabella, Sergey Tarima, Terry L Bunn,

BACKGROUND:Implementation of the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) in the U.S. on October 1, 2015 was a significant policy change with the potential to affect established injury morbidity trends. This study used data from a single state to demonstrate 1) the use of a statistical method ... Read more >>

Inj Epidemiol (Injury epidemiology)
[2018, 5(1):36]

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Corrigendum to "Heroin and fentanyl overdoses in Kentucky: Epidemiology and surveillance" [International Journal of Drug Policy 46 (2017) 120-129].

Svetla Slavova, Julia F Costich, Terry L Bunn, Huong Luu, Michael Singleton, Sarah L Hargrove, Jeremy S Triplett, Dana Quesinberry, William Ralston, Van Ingram,

Int. J. Drug Policy (The International journal on drug policy)
[2018, 58:92]

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Prevalence of gabapentin in drug overdose postmortem toxicology testing results.

Svetla Slavova, Alison Miller, Terry L Bunn, Jessica R White, David Kirschke, Tom Light, Daniel Christy, Gary Thompson, Ruth Winecker,

The goal of this study was to establish and compare baseline data on the prevalence of gabapentin identified through postmortem toxicology testing among drug overdose decedents in several geographically diverse states/jurisdictions with differing levels of drug overdose fatality burdens in 2015.Death certificates and postmortem toxicology result reports from five U.S. ... Read more >>

Drug Alcohol Depend (Drug and alcohol dependence)
[2018, 186:80-85]

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Establishment of a comprehensive drug overdose fatality surveillance system in Kentucky to inform drug overdose prevention policies, interventions and best practices.

Sarah L Hargrove, Terry L Bunn, Svetla Slavova, Dana Quesinberry, Tracey Corey, William Ralston, Michael D Singleton, Van Ingram,

BACKGROUND:According to the National Center for Health Statistics, Kentucky had the third highest drug overdose fatality rate in the nation in 2015 at 29.9 drug overdose fatalities per 100 000 population. OBJECTIVE:The elevated drug overdose fatality rate necessitated the development and implementation of a comprehensive multisource drug overdose fatality surveillance ... Read more >>

Inj. Prev. (Injury prevention : journal of the International Society for Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention)
[2018, 24(1):60-67]

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Heroin and fentanyl overdoses in Kentucky: Epidemiology and surveillance.

Svetla Slavova, Julia F Costich, Terry L Bunn, Huong Luu, Michael Singleton, Sarah L Hargrove, Jeremy S Triplett, Dana Quesinberry, William Ralston, Van Ingram,

BACKGROUND:The study aims to describe recent changes in Kentucky's drug overdose trends related to increased heroin and fentanyl involvement, and to discuss future directions for improved drug overdose surveillance. METHODS:The study used multiple data sources (death certificates, postmortem toxicology results, emergency department [ED] records, law enforcement drug submissions, and prescription ... Read more >>

Int. J. Drug Policy (The International journal on drug policy)
[2017, 46:120-129]

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Healthcare Industry Injuries by Patient Contact Status in Kentucky, 2012-2014.

Kristen Ranzenberger, Terry L Bunn, Svetla Slavova,

The healthcare industry continues to have a high number of reported injuries. The purpose of this study was to characterize healthcare industry injuries by patient contact status, identify the occupations associated with healthcare injuries by patient contact status, and determine healthcare injury rates by occupation to gain a better understanding ... Read more >>

South. Med. J. (Southern medical journal)
[2016, 109(10):599-605]

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Newborn Congenital Malformations Associated With Prenatal Exposure to Drugs in Kentucky, 2009-2013.

Terry L Bunn, Betty J Ouyang, Svetla Slavova,

This study examined associations between prenatal drug exposures and congenital organ system malformation diagnoses in newborns (at birth) and infants (hospitalizations after birth up to 30 days of age) in Kentucky.Data were obtained from Kentucky inpatient hospitalization records for newborns and for infants from 2009 to 2013. Prenatal drug exposures ... Read more >>

South. Med. J. (Southern medical journal)
[2016, 109(2):124-129]

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Patterns of pneumoconiosis mortality in Kentucky: Analysis of death certificate data.

Jake A Beggs, Svetla Slavova, Terry L Bunn,

Mortality rates associated with total pneumoconiosis, including coal worker's pneumoconiosis (CWP), have remained elevated.2003-2013 pneumoconiosis mortality data obtained from National Center for Health Statistics and 2011-2013 Kentucky death certificates were analyzed.Total pneumoconiosis mortality rates showed significant linear decreases in West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, and the U.S. from 2003 to 2013; ... Read more >>

Am. J. Ind. Med. (American journal of industrial medicine)
[2015, 58(10):1075-1082]

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Work-related concussion surveillance.

Svetla Slavova, Terry L Bunn,

BACKGROUND: The goal of this study was to use multiple state-based data sources (emergency department [ED] visits, hospital discharge [HD] data, and workers' compensation [WC] data) to estimate the 2011 work-related concussion injury rate in Kentucky. METHODS: Deterministic data linkages between the 2011 WC data and ED/HD data were performed. ... Read more >>

Am. J. Ind. Med. (American journal of industrial medicine)
[2015, 58(1):40-45]

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Work-related injuries in a state trauma registry: relationship between industry and drug screening.

Terry L Bunn, Svetla Slavova, Andrew C Bernard,

BACKGROUND: Work-related injuries exert a great financial and economic burden on the US population. The study objectives were to identify the industries and occupations associated with worker injuries and to determine the predictors for injured worker drug screening in trauma centers. METHODS: Work-related injury cases were selected using three criteria ... Read more >>

J Trauma Acute Care Surg (The journal of trauma and acute care surgery)
[2014, 77(2):280-285]

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Drug overdose surveillance using hospital discharge data.

Svetla Slavova, Terry L Bunn, Jeffery Talbert,

We compared three methods for identifying drug overdose cases in inpatient hospital discharge data on their ability to classify drug overdoses by intent and drug type(s) involved.We compared three International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification code-based case definitions using Kentucky hospital discharge data for 2000-2011. The first definition ... Read more >>

Public Health Rep (Public health reports (Washington, D.C. : 1974))
[2014, 129(5):437-445]

Cited: 13 times

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Multiple jobholder mortality patterns in Kentucky: an examination of occupational fatalities.

Ashley M Bush, Sarah E McKee, Terry L Bunn,

BACKGROUND: The percentage of multiple jobholders was elevated in Kentucky compared to the US from 2002 to 2010. METHODS: Kentucky Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) multiple jobholder fatality data were analyzed to identify contributing injury factors from 2002 to 2010. RESULTS: Kentucky's total occupational fatality rates were higher than ... Read more >>

Am. J. Ind. Med. (American journal of industrial medicine)
[2013, 56(8):881-888]

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Injuries among solid waste collectors in the private versus public sectors.

Terry L Bunn, Svetla Slavova, Minao Tang,

Solid waste collection is among the occupations with the highest risk for injuries and illnesses. Solid waste collector injuries were characterized in terms of injury risk and employment industry sector (public versus private) using Kentucky workers' compensation first reports of injury and claims data. When compared to 35-44-year-old workers, solid ... Read more >>

Waste Manag Res (Waste management & research : the journal of the International Solid Wastes and Public Cleansing Association, ISWA)
[2011, 29(10):1043-1052]

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Farmer exposure to organic solvents during the maintenance and repair of farm machinery: a pilot study.

Terry L Bunn, Youcheng Liu, Kiyoung Lee, Medearis Robertson, Lei Yu,

BACKGROUND: The maintenance/repair of farm machinery is a common farming activity. Dermal exposure to organic solvents has not been well documented. A pilot study was conducted to characterize exposure to organic solvents. METHODS: A survey questionnaire was administered to 31 Kentucky farmers in 2008. Dermal exposure assessment was conducted in ... Read more >>

Am. J. Ind. Med. (American journal of industrial medicine)
[2009, 52(12):973-981]

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The delayed type hypersensitivity assay using protein and xenogeneic cell antigens.

Rodney R Dietert, Terry L Bunn, Ji-Eun Lee,

The delayed-type hypersensitivity (DTH) assay has a lengthy history in immunotoxicity testing since it was one of the original functional assays included in the National Toxicology Program (NTP) immunotoxicology test panel. Based on NTP data analysis, the DTH assay is among the most predictive immunotoxicity tests when included with at ... Read more >>

Methods Mol. Biol. (Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.))
[2010, 598:185-194]

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Surveillance of methadone-related poisonings in Kentucky using multiple data sources.

Terry L Bunn, Lei Yu, Henry A Spiller, Michael Singleton,

PURPOSE: The methadone poisoning death rate for Kentucky in the year 2005 was the sixth highest in the US and increased 17-fold from 1999 to 2005. The purpose of this study was to identify and characterize methadone related poisonings in Kentucky using multiple data sources: inpatient hospitalization discharge data, poison ... Read more >>

Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf (Pharmacoepidemiology and drug safety)
[2010, 19(2):124-131]

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Disparities in work-related injuries associated with worker compensation coverage status.

Valerie J Nicholson, Terry L Bunn, Julia F Costich,

BACKGROUND: This exploratory study addresses patterns of injury in an emerging population of contingent workers who are not covered by either worker's compensation (WC) or health insurance. The primary purpose is to improve the information base regarding the entire population of uninsured, injured workers. Because Latino workers are over-represented in ... Read more >>

Am. J. Ind. Med. (American journal of industrial medicine)
[2008, 51(6):393-398]

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The effect of poison control center consultation on accidental poisoning inpatient hospitalizations with preexisting medical conditions.

Terry L Bunn, Svetla Slavova, Henry A Spiller, Jonathan Colvin, Arne Bathke, Valerie J Nicholson,

In 2005, the Kentucky Poison Control Center (PCC) recorded 46,625 poisoning calls; 27% received hospital treatment. Probabilistic data linkage of accidental poisoning inpatient hospital (IPH) discharge data and PCC data (years 2000-2004) was performed. This study compared IPH with/without preexisting medical conditions and IPH with/without PCC consultation, examining total length ... Read more >>

J. Toxicol. Environ. Health Part A (Journal of toxicology and environmental health. Part A)
[2008, 71(4):283-288]

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Narrative text analysis of Kentucky tractor fatality reports.

Terry L Bunn, Svetla Slavova, Laura Hall,

Narrative information in fatality investigation reports contains data elements not routinely analyzed with coded occupational injury surveillance data. A narrative text analysis of 69 Kentucky Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) agricultural tractor fatality reports from 1994 to 2004 was performed. The FACE reports were developed using the National Institute ... Read more >>

Accid Anal Prev (Accident; analysis and prevention)
[2008, 40(2):419-425]

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Data linkage of inpatient hospitalization and workers' claims data sets to characterize occupational falls.

Terry L Bunn, Svetla Slavova, Arne Bathke,

PROBLEM: The identification of industry, occupation, and associated injury costs for worker falls in Kentucky have not been fully examined. The purpose of this study was to determine the associations between industry and occupation and 1) hospitalization length of stay; 2) hospitalization charges; and 3) workers' claims costs in workers ... Read more >>

J Ky Med Assoc (The Journal of the Kentucky Medical Association)
[2007, 105(7):313-320]

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