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Identification and selection of cases and controls in the Pneumonia Etiology Research for Child Health project.

Abstract:

Methods for the identification and selection of patients (cases) with severe or very severe pneumonia and controls for the Pneumonia Etiology Research for Child Health (PERCH) project were needed. Issues considered include eligibility criteria and sampling strategies, whether to enroll hospital or community controls, whether to exclude controls with upper respiratory tract infection (URTI) or nonsevere pneumonia, and matching criteria, among others. PERCH ultimately decided to enroll communit...

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10.1093/cid/cir1066

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Deloria-Knoll, M More by this author
Feikin, DR More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Tropical Medicine
O'Brien, KL More by this author
DeLuca, AN More by this author
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Journal:
Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
Volume:
54 Suppl 2
Issue:
SUPPL. 2
Pages:
S117-S123
Publication date:
2012-04-05
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EISSN:
1537-6591
ISSN:
1058-4838
URN:
uuid:70067335-2c82-4927-83ee-82c210441e10
Source identifiers:
321225
Local pid:
pubs:321225

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