Disease Mapping

Regional variation in endovascular treatment rate and in-hospital mortality of abdominal aortic aneurysms in Germany. Secondary data analysis of nationwide hospital DRG data from 2012 to 2014

Background: Abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) can be treated by either open surgery (OAR) or endovascular aortic repair (EVAR). The aim of this study was to analyze regional variations in application of (EVAR) and in-hospital mortality after intact …

Spatio-temporal pattern of two common cancers among Iranian woman: An adaptive smoothing model

Regionale Haeufigkeit von revaskularisierenden Prozeduren bei Karotisstenose in Deutschland

For Germany, regional variation of procedure rates of carotid endarterectomy (CEA) and carotid artery stenting (CAS) performed for carotid stenosis have so far not been analyzed at a national level. The aim of this study was to assess small area …

Bivariate spatiotemporal disease mapping of cancer of the breast and cervix uteri among Iranian women

Cervical cancer in women is one of the most common cancers and breast cancer has grown dramatically in recent years. The purpose of this study was to map the incidence of breast and cervix uteri cancer among Iranian women over a 6-year period …

Editors Choice – High Annual Hospital Volume is Associated with Decreased in Hospital Mortality and Complication Rates Following Treatment of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms: Secondary Data Analysis of the Nationwide German DRG Statistics from 2005 to 2013

Joint Spatio-Temporal Shared Component Model with an Application in Iran Cancer Data

Future Declines of Coronary Heart Disease Mortality in England and Wales Could Counter the Burden of Population Ageing

Background: Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) remains a major cause of mortality in the United Kingdom. Yet predictions of future CHD mortality are potentially problematic due to population ageing and increase in obesity and diabetes. Here we explore …

Trends of breast cancer incidence in Iran during 2004-2008: A bayesian space-time model

Background: Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in women and estimating its relative risks and trends of incidence at the area-level is helpful for health policy makers. However, traditional methods of estimation which do not take …

Bayesian space-time analysis of Echinococcus multilocularis-infections in foxes.

A total of 26,220 foxes that were hunted or found dead in Thuringia, Germany, between 1990 and 2009 were examined for infection with Echinococcus multilocularis, the causative agent of human alveolar echinococcosis, and 6853 animals were found …

Multivariate Disease Mapping of Seven Prevalent Cancers in Iran using a Shared Component Model.

Background: The aim of this study was to model the geographical variation in incidence and risk factors of seven prevalent cancers in Iran. Methods: The data for cancers of esophagus, stomach, bladder, colorectal, lung, prostate, and female breast …