West Nile and Saint Louis encephalitis - Arizona

This syndrome was created as a part of the Arboviral Syndromic Surveillance Project in Arizona, which includes bi-weekly monitoring of syndromic data to enhance traditional arboviral surveillance. The syndrome was developed using BioSense 2.0 phpMyAdmin and later transitioned to ESSENCE. The syndrome queries chief complaint and discharge diagnosis code

October 26, 2017

Acute Flaccid Myelitis Diagnosis Codes - Kansas Department of Health and Environment

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 shortened list selecting those codes deemed most likely to accurately reflect AFM.

Syndromic Surveillance System - NSSP ESSENCE

Data Source - Emergency Room Visits

Fields Used - Discharge Diagnosis History

October 27, 2017

Rabies Exposure and PEP - Kansas Department of Health and Environment

This syndrome was created to query NSSP ESSENCE on Rabies Exposure and Rabies PEP S

Syndromic Surveillance System - NSSP ESSENCE

Data source - Emergency Room Visits

Fields used - Chief Complaint History and Discharge Diagnosis History OR CCDD (an ESSENCE-concatenated field of Chief Complaint and Discharge Diagnosis)

October 27, 2017

Chlamydia Encounters - Washington State Department of Health

  • Objective: To monitor clinical encounters for chlamydia infection and disease
  • Syndromic surveillance system: ESSENCE
  • Data Sources: Emergency department visits, primary and urgent care visits 
  • Fields used to query the data: Chief Complaint History, Discharge Diagnosis

 

September 26, 2018

Gonorrhea Encounters - Washington State Department of Health

  • Objective: To monitor clinical encounters for gonorrhea infection and disease
  • Syndromic surveillance system: ESSENCE
  • Data Sources: Emergency department visits, primary and urgent care visits 
  • Fields used to query the data: Chief Complaint History, Discharge Diagnosis

September 26, 2018

Food Poisoning - Wisconsin Department of Health Services

  • Why the syndrome was created?
    • Track food poisoning and potential disease outbreaks due to infected food 
  • Syndromic surveillance system (e.g., ESSENCE, R STUDIO, RODS, etc.)
    • ESSENCE 
  • Data sources the syndrome was used on (e.g., Emergency room, EMS, Air Quality, etc.)
    • Patient Location Full Details 
  • Fields used to query the data (e.g., Chief Complaint, Discharge Diagnosis, Triage Notes, etc.)
    • CCandDD

October 04, 2018

Rabies and Animal Bites - Florida Department of Health

This syndrome was designed to capture rabies PEP visits and animal bites (excluding insect, human, snake, arachnid, and fish bites).

The query is designed using ESSENCE syntax (from the query portal)

The query is designed to be run against emergency department and urgent care center data by querying the chief complaint-discharge diagnosis (CCDD) field.

The query does not include ICD-10 or SNOMED codes (we receive textual descriptions of all discharge diagnoses), but the codes could certainly be added.

 

March 03, 2019

Lyme Disease - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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

 

This syndrome definition was created to explore Lyme disease through Syndromic data as an efficient approach to monitor the disease. 

This was created in NSSP ESSENCE, using the Chief Complaint Query Validation (CCQV) data to ensure a broad application across different states and jurisdictions.

Other fields are being explored, but this work was accomplished in the CCDD field. It relies on direct mentions of Lyme, Bullseye Rashes and Lyme ICD-10.

March 19, 2019

Tick Bites - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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 visits to predict the seasonal peak in Lyme disease.

This was created in NSSP ESSENCE, using the Chief Complaint Query Validation (CCQV) data to ensure a broad application across different states and jurisdictions.

March 19, 2019

Tick Related Encounters - Connecticut Department of Public Health, April 2019

  • Why the syndrome was created? This syndrome was created to monitor tick related emergency room visits using regular expressions in R. 
  • Syndromic surveillance system (e.g., ESSENCE, R STUDIO, RODS, etc.) Data collected from Epicenter, but parsed and analysed in R/Rstudio
  • Data sources the syndrome was used on (e.g., Emergency room, EMS, Air Quality, etc.) Emergency room and Urgent Care

April 24, 2019

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