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Why the syndrome was created:

The purpose of the suspected child abuse and neglect (sCAN) syndromic surveillance query is to monitor trends in childhood abuse and neglect in emergency departments and ambulatory healthcare settings. For the purposes of this syndrome, suspected child abuse... Read more

Content type: Syndrome

This syndrome was created to query ESSENCE for KS ED visits potentially associated with Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM). Diagnosis codes were provided to KDHE by a CDC AFM contact and originally included approximately 100 codes that could encompass most presentations of AFM. This code reflects a... Read more

Content type: Syndrome

This syndrome was created to explore the possibility of Kansas Syndromic Surveillance Program data for agriculture-related injuries. This topic could potentially cover trauma, injury, occupational public health, and child health. This syndrome is still a work-in-progress and a proof of concept,... Read more

Content type: Syndrome

In late summer 2017, the United States endured two severe hurricanes back to back. On August 25, 2017, Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas and southwest Louisiana, dumping more than 19 trillion gallons of rain. On September 10, 2017, 20 days later, Hurricane Irma landed in Florida, leading... Read more

Content type: Success Stories

This is a preliminary Chronic Pain-Related Syndrome, created to search relevant ICD10 and a few key terms in emergency department visits in ESSENCE. The codes and terms are specific to non-cancer related chronic pain with exclusions of cases receiving cancer-related ICD10.

ICD10 codes... Read more

Content type: Syndrome

Responding to an ask on the ISDS forums (https://www.healthsurveillance.org/forums/posts.aspx?group=190904&topic=...), KDHE made a first attempt at a Gunshot Injury query for Kansas syndromic data. There are a lot of other versions of GSW queries in this forum post. I recommend looking over... Read more

Content type: Syndrome

Uploaded on behalf of Grace Marx, MD, MPH: Bacterial Diseases Branch, Division of Vector-Borne Diseases, CDC.


This syndrome definition was created to explore tick through Syndromic data as an efficient approach to monitor the tick-borne diseases and the utility of tick bite... Read more

Content type: Syndrome

A step-wise article on developing this syndrome definition can be found in the April 2019 NSSP Update https://www.cdc.gov/nssp/news.html

This syndrome is an initial attempt at an improved Drowning and Submersion query in NSSP ESSENCE. It was developed starting with the existing ESSENCE... Read more

Content type: Syndrome


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