The query was developed by NSSP and CDC Division of Violence Prevention. It was developed to assist rape prevention coordinators and project officers in doing sexual violence and intimate partner violence surveillance using syndromic surveillance. An ESSENCE CCDD category has been created and its called Intimate Partner Violence v1.
The query was updated and developed in collaboration with NSSP & CDC Division of Violence Prevention for a version 2 of the Sexual Violence syndrome. The syndrome is intended for rape prevention coordinators for their surveillance work at local and state health departments. The query has been added to the CCDD category and is named Sexual Violence v2.
Most children spend a significant portion of their time in daycare or at school. CSTE's Environmental Health in School workgroup identified these days/hours as a setting for possible "occupational" exposures. The CSTE EH in School Workgroup created and validated this triage note query for "school-related" emergency department (ED) visits using ESSENCE.
“in school” or “at school”
“in recess” or “at recess”
“in daycare” or “at daycare” with either daycare or day care, as long as they don’t explicitly state they are “not in/at daycare”
THE KNOWLEDGE REPOSITORY HAS BEEN UPDATED TO INCLUDE CDC OPIOID V3 - THE UPDATED SYNDROME DEFINITION CAN BE FOUND HERE.
THE KNOWLEDGE REPOSITORY HAS BEEN UPDATED TO INCLUDE CDC HEROIN OVERDOSE V4 - THE UPDATED SYNDROME DEFINITION CAN BE FOUND HERE.
Objective: Capture all traffic-related injuries presenting to the emergency room regardless of intent or vehicle type to allow monitoring of long-term trends in traffic-related injuries as well as short-term aberrations due to holiday, events, weather.
Syndromic Surveillance System: ESSENCE
Data sources: Emergency Department Visits
Fields queried: SubSyndrome Free Text, Chief Complaint History, Admit Reason Code, Admit Reason Combo, Discharge Diagnosis History
The CDC recently developed sub-syndromes for classifying disease to enhance syndromic surveillance of natural outbreaks and bioterrorism. They have developed ICD9 classifiers for six GI Illness subsyndromes: Abdominal Pain, Nausea and Vomiting, Diarrhea, Anorexia, Intestinal infections, and Food poisoning. If the number of visits for sub-syndromes varies significantly by age it may impact the design of outbreak detection methods.
We hypothesized that the percentage of visits for the GI sub-syndromes varied significantly with age.
Understanding the baseline dynamics of syndrome counts is essential for use in prospective syndromic surveillance. Therefore we studied to what extent the known seasonal dynamics of gastro-intestinal (GI) pathogens explain the dynamics in GI syndrome in general practitioner and hospital data.