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Diego Bassani

TitleEpidemiologist
InstitutionThe Hospital for Sick Children
DepartmentPaediatric Medicine Division
Address555 University Avenue
Toronto ON M5G 1X8
Phone416-813-1500
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0001-6704-3820 Additional info
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    1. Aimone A, Qamar H, Perumal N, Namaste S, Bassani D, Roth D. Alternative Metrics of Linear Growth for Tracking Global Progress in Child Undernutrition (P10-001-19). Curr Dev Nutr. 2019 Jun; 3(Suppl 1). PMID: 31224452.
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    2. Silveira MF, Mesenburg MA, Bertoldi AD, De Mola CL, Bassani DG, Domingues MR, Stein A, Coll CVN. The association between disrespect and abuse of women during childbirth and postpartum depression: Findings from the 2015 Pelotas birth cohort study. J Affect Disord. 2019 Jun 05; 256:441-447. PMID: 31252237.
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    3. Wazny K, Ravenscroft J, Chan KY, Bassani DG, Anderson N, Rudan I. Setting weights for fifteen CHNRI criteria at the global and regional level using public stakeholders: an Amazon Mechanical Turk study. J Glob Health. 2019 Jun; 9(1):010702. PMID: 30992986.
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    4. Liu L, Chu Y, Oza S, Hogan D, Perin J, Bassani DG, Ram U, Fadel SA, Pandey A, Dhingra N, Sahu D, Kumar P, Cibulskis R, Wahl B, Shet A, Mathers C, Lawn J, Jha P, Kumar R, Black RE, Cousens S. National, regional, and state-level all-cause and cause-specific under-5 mortality in India in 2000-15: a systematic analysis with implications for the Sustainable Development Goals. Lancet Glob Health. 2019 Jun; 7(6):e721-e734. PMID: 31097276.
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    5. Wazny K, Anderson N, Bassani DG, Ravenscroft J, Chan KY, Rudan I. Exploring individual and demographic characteristics and their relation to CHNRI Criteria from an international public stakeholder group: an analysis using random intercept and logistic regression modelling. J Glob Health. 2019 Jun; 9(1):010701. PMID: 30820318.
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    6. Câmara SM, Sentell T, Bassani DG, Domingues MR, Pirkle CM. Strengthening health research capacity to address adolescent fertility in Northeast Brazil. J Glob Health. 2019 Jun; 9(1):010303. PMID: 30774939.
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    7. Pell LG, Turab A, Bassani DG, Shi J, Soofi S, Hussain M, Ariff S, Bhutta ZA, Morris SK. Effect of an integrated neonatal care kit on neonatal health outcomes: a cluster randomised controlled trial in rural Pakistan. BMJ Glob Health. 2019; 4(3):e001393. PMID: 31179036.
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    8. Barros AJD, Victora CG, Horta BL, Wehrmeister FC, Bassani D, Silveira MF, Santos LP, Blumenberg C, Barros FC. Antenatal care and caesarean sections: trends and inequalities in four population-based birth cohorts in Pelotas, Brazil, 1982-2015. Int J Epidemiol. 2019 Apr 01; 48(Suppl 1):i37-i45. PMID: 30883657.
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    9. Santos IS, Barros FC, Horta BL, Menezes AMB, Bassani D, Tovo-Rodrigues L, Lima NP, Victora CG. Breastfeeding exclusivity and duration: trends and inequalities in four population-based birth cohorts in Pelotas, Brazil, 1982-2015. Int J Epidemiol. 2019 Apr 01; 48(Suppl 1):i72-i79. PMID: 30883659.
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    10. Lima NP, Bassani DG, Silva BGCD, Motta JVS, Magalhães EIS, Barros FC, Horta BL. Association of breastfeeding, maternal anthropometry and body composition in women at 30 years of age. Cad Saude Publica. 2019 Feb 18; 35(2):e00122018. PMID: 30785489.
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    11. Coll CVN, Domingues MR, Stein A, da Silva BGC, Bassani DG, Hartwig FP, da Silva ICM, da Silveira MF, da Silva SG, Bertoldi AD. Efficacy of Regular Exercise During Pregnancy on the Prevention of Postpartum Depression: The PAMELA Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Netw Open. 2019 Jan 04; 2(1):e186861. PMID: 30646198.
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    12. Victora JD, Silveira MF, Tonial CT, Victora CG, Barros FC, Horta BL, Santos ISD, Bassani DG, Garcia PCR, Scheeren M, Fiori HH. Prevalence, mortality and risk factors associated with very low birth weight preterm infants: an analysis of 33 years. J Pediatr (Rio J). 2018 Dec 12. PMID: 30550758.
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    13. Hallal PC, Bertoldi AD, Domingues MR, da Silveira MF, Demarco FF, da Silva ICM, Barros FC, Victora CG, Bassani DG. Cohort Profile: The 2015 Pelotas (Brazil) Birth Cohort Study. Int J Epidemiol. 2018 08 01; 47(4):1048-1048h. PMID: 29126133.
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    14. Leung M, Perumal N, Mesfin E, Krishna A, Yang S, Johnson W, Bassani DG, Roth DE. Metrics of early childhood growth in recent epidemiological research: A scoping review. PLoS One. 2018; 13(3):e0194565. PMID: 29558499.
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    15. Perumal N, Bassani DG, Roth DE. Use and Misuse of Stunting as a Measure of Child Health. J Nutr. 2018 03 01; 148(3):311-315. PMID: 29546307.
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    16. Perumal N, Roth DE, Perdrizet J, Barros AJD, Santos IS, Matijasevich A, Bassani DG. Effect of correcting for gestational age at birth on population prevalence of early childhood undernutrition. Emerg Themes Epidemiol. 2018; 15:3. PMID: 29441118.
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    17. da Silva SG, Hallal PC, Domingues MR, Bertoldi AD, Silveira MFD, Bassani D, da Silva ICM, da Silva BGC, Coll CVN, Evenson K. A randomized controlled trial of exercise during pregnancy on maternal and neonatal outcomes: results from the PAMELA study. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2017 12 22; 14(1):175. PMID: 29273044.
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    18. Roth DE, Krishna A, Leung M, Shi J, Bassani DG, Barros AJD. Early childhood linear growth faltering in low-income and middle-income countries as a whole-population condition: analysis of 179 Demographic and Health Surveys from 64 countries (1993-2015). Lancet Glob Health. 2017 12; 5(12):e1249-e1257. PMID: 29132614.
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    19. Sharma R, Gaffey MF, Alderman H, Bassani DG, Bogard K, Darmstadt GL, Das JK, de Graft-Johnson JE, Hamadani JD, Horton S, Huicho L, Hussein J, Lye S, Pérez-Escamilla R, Proulx K, Marfo K, Mathews-Hanna V, Mclean MS, Rahman A, Silver KL, Singla DR, Webb P, Bhutta ZA. Prioritizing research for integrated implementation of early childhood development and maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health and nutrition platforms. J Glob Health. 2017 Jun; 7(1):011002. PMID: 28685048.
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    20. Leung M, Bassani DG, Racine-Poon A, Goldenberg A, Ali SA, Kang G, Premkumar PS, Roth DE. Conditional random slope: A new approach for estimating individual child growth velocity in epidemiological research. Am J Hum Biol. 2017 Sep 10; 29(5). PMID: 28429467.
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    21. Coll CV, Domingues MR, Hallal PC, da Silva IC, Bassani DG, Matijasevich A, Barros A, Santos IS, Bertoldi AD. Changes in leisure-time physical activity among Brazilian pregnant women: comparison between two birth cohort studies (2004 - 2015). BMC Public Health. 2017 01 25; 17(1):119. PMID: 28122524.
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    22. Coll CVN, da Silveira MF, Bassani DG, Netsi E, Wehrmeister FC, Barros FC, Stein A. Antenatal depressive symptoms among pregnant women: Evidence from a Southern Brazilian population-based cohort study. J Affect Disord. 2017 Feb; 209:140-146. PMID: 27914247.
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    23. Pell LG, Bassani DG, Nyaga L, Njagi I, Wanjiku C, Thiruchselvam T, Macharia W, Minhas RS, Kitsao-Wekulo P, Lakhani A, Bhutta ZA, Armstrong R, Morris SK. Effect of provision of an integrated neonatal survival kit and early cognitive stimulation package by community health workers on developmental outcomes of infants in Kwale County, Kenya: study protocol for a cluster randomized trial. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2016 09 08; 16:265. PMID: 27608978.
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    24. Santos IS, Bassani DG, Matijasevich A, Halal CS, Del-Ponte B, da Cruz SH, Anselmi L, Albernaz E, Fernandes M, Tovo-Rodrigues L, Silveira MF, Hallal PC. Infant sleep hygiene counseling (sleep trial): protocol of a randomized controlled trial. BMC Psychiatry. 2016 Sep 02; 16(1):307. PMID: 27590170.
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    25. Perumal N, Gaffey MF, Bassani DG, Roth DE. WHO Child Growth Standards Are Often Incorrectly Applied to Children Born Preterm in Epidemiologic Research. J Nutr. 2015 Nov; 145(11):2429-39. PMID: 26377758.
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    26. Domingues MR, Bassani DG, da Silva SG, Coll Cde V, da Silva BG, Hallal PC. Physical activity during pregnancy and maternal-child health (PAMELA): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials. 2015 May 24; 16:227. PMID: 26003406.
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    27. Byaruhanga R, Bassani DG, Jagau A, Muwanguzi P, Montgomery AL, Lawn JE. Use of wind-up fetal Doppler versus Pinard for fetal heart rate intermittent monitoring in labour: a randomised clinical trial. BMJ Open. 2015 Jan 30; 5(1):e006867. PMID: 25636792.
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    28. Bassani DG, Corsi DJ, Gaffey MF, Barros AJ. Local distributions of wealth to describe health inequalities in India: a new approach for analyzing nationally representative household survey data, 1992-2008. PLoS One. 2014; 9(10):e110694. PMID: 25356667.
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    29. Turab A, Pell LG, Bassani DG, Soofi S, Ariff S, Bhutta ZA, Morris SK. The community-based delivery of an innovative neonatal kit to save newborn lives in rural Pakistan: design of a cluster randomized trial. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2014 Sep 08; 14:315. PMID: 25201572.
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    30. Bassani DG, Arora P, Wazny K, Gaffey MF, Lenters L, Bhutta ZA. Financial incentives and coverage of child health interventions: a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMC Public Health. 2013; 13 Suppl 3:S30. PMID: 24564520.
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    31. Gaffey MF, Wazny K, Bassani DG, Bhutta ZA. Dietary management of childhood diarrhea in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review. BMC Public Health. 2013; 13 Suppl 3:S17. PMID: 24564685.
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    32. Bhutta ZA, Zipursky A, Wazny K, Levine MM, Black RE, Bassani DG, Shantosham M, Freedman SB, Grange A, Kosek M, Keenan W, Petri W, Campbell H, Rudan I. Setting priorities for development of emerging interventions against childhood diarrhoea. J Glob Health. 2013 Jun; 3(1):010302. PMID: 23826502.
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    33. Filippon AP, Bassani DG, Aguiar RW, Ceitlin LH. Association between childhood trauma and loss of functionality in adult women with fibromyalgia. Trends Psychiatry Psychother. 2013; 35(1):46-54. PMID: 25923185.
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    34. Morris SK, Awasthi S, Khera A, Bassani DG, Kang G, Parashar UD, Kumar R, Shet A, Glass RI, Jha P. Rotavirus mortality in India: estimates based on a nationally representative survey of diarrhoeal deaths. Bull World Health Organ. 2012 Oct 01; 90(10):720-7. PMID: 23109739.
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    35. Montgomery AL, Morris SK, Bassani DG, Kumar R, Jotkar R, Jha P. Factors associated with physician agreement and coding choices of cause of death using verbal autopsies for 1130 maternal deaths in India. PLoS One. 2012; 7(3):e33075. PMID: 22470436.
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    36. Hsiao M, Morris SK, Bassani DG, Montgomery AL, Thakur JS, Jha P. Factors associated with physician agreement on verbal autopsy of over 11,500 injury deaths in India. PLoS One. 2012; 7(1):e30336. PMID: 22272338.
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    37. Bairros FS, Meneghel SN, Dias-da-Costa JS, Bassani DG, Menezes AM, Gigante DP, Olinto MT. Racial inequalities in access to women's health care in southern Brazil. Cad Saude Publica. 2011 Dec; 27(12):2364-72. PMID: 22218579.
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    38. Bassani DG, Roth DE. China's progress in neonatal mortality. Lancet. 2011 Oct 22; 378(9801):1446-7. PMID: 21924765.
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    39. Jha P, Kesler MA, Kumar R, Ram F, Ram U, Aleksandrowicz L, Bassani DG, Chandra S, Banthia JK. Trends in selective abortions of girls in India: analysis of nationally representative birth histories from 1990 to 2005 and census data from 1991 to 2011. Lancet. 2011 Jun 04; 377(9781):1921-8. PMID: 21612820.
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    40. Morris SK, Bassani DG, Awasthi S, Kumar R, Shet A, Suraweera W, Jha P. Diarrhea, pneumonia, and infectious disease mortality in children aged 5 to 14 years in India. PLoS One. 2011; 6(5):e20119. PMID: 21629660.
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    41. Jagnoor J, Bassani DG, Keay L, Ivers RQ, Thakur JS, Gururaj G, Jha P. Unintentional injury deaths among children younger than 5 years of age in India: a nationally representative study. Inj Prev. 2011 Jun; 17(3):151-5. PMID: 21493757.
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    42. Montgomery AL, Morris SK, Kumar R, Jotkar R, Mony P, Bassani DG, Jha P. Capturing the context of maternal deaths from verbal autopsies: a reliability study of the maternal data extraction tool (M-DET). PLoS One. 2011 Feb 07; 6(2):e14637. PMID: 21326873.
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    43. Bassani DG, Kumar R, Awasthi S, Morris SK, Paul VK, Shet A, Ram U, Gaffey MF, Black RE, Jha P. Causes of neonatal and child mortality in India: a nationally representative mortality survey. Lancet. 2010 Nov 27; 376(9755):1853-60. PMID: 21075444.
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    44. Dhingra N, Jha P, Sharma VP, Cohen AA, Jotkar RM, Rodriguez PS, Bassani DG, Suraweera W, Laxminarayan R, Peto R. Adult and child malaria mortality in India: a nationally representative mortality survey. Lancet. 2010 Nov 20; 376(9754):1768-74. PMID: 20970179.
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    45. Bassani DG, Jha P, Dhingra N, Kumar R. Child mortality from solid-fuel use in India: a nationally-representative case-control study. BMC Public Health. 2010 Aug 17; 10:491. PMID: 20716354.
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    46. Black RE, Cousens S, Johnson HL, Lawn JE, Rudan I, Bassani DG, Jha P, Campbell H, Walker CF, Cibulskis R, Eisele T, Liu L, Mathers C. Global, regional, and national causes of child mortality in 2008: a systematic analysis. Lancet. 2010 Jun 05; 375(9730):1969-87. PMID: 20466419.
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    47. Benazzi LE, Figueiredo AC, Bassani DG. [The user's evaluation of the ophthalmologic service offered by SUS (Brazilian Unified Health System) in an urban center in the south of Brazil]. Cien Saude Colet. 2010 May; 15(3):861-8. PMID: 20464199.
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    48. Morris SK, Bassani DG, Kumar R, Awasthi S, Paul VK, Jha P. Factors associated with physician agreement on verbal autopsy of over 27000 childhood deaths in India. PLoS One. 2010 Mar 08; 5(3):e9583. PMID: 20221398.
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    49. Jha P, Kumar R, Khera A, Bhattacharya M, Arora P, Gajalakshmi V, Bhatia P, Kam D, Bassani DG, Sullivan A, Suraweera W, McLaughlin C, Dhingra N, Nagelkerke N. HIV mortality and infection in India: estimates from nationally representative mortality survey of 1.1 million homes. BMJ. 2010 Feb 23; 340:c621. PMID: 20179131.
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    50. Corsi DJ, Bassani DG, Kumar R, Awasthi S, Jotkar R, Kaur N, Jha P. Gender inequity and age-appropriate immunization coverage in India from 1992 to 2006. BMC Int Health Hum Rights. 2009 Oct 14; 9 Suppl 1:S3. PMID: 19828061.
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    51. Silva NC, Bassani DG, Palazzo LS. A case-control study of factors associated with multiple psychiatric readmissions. Psychiatr Serv. 2009 Jun; 60(6):786-91. PMID: 19487348.
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    52. Lenz A, Olinto MT, Dias-da-Costa JS, Alves AL, Balbinotti M, Pattussi MP, Bassani DG. Socioeconomic, demographic and lifestyle factors associated with dietary patterns of women living in Southern Brazil. Cad Saude Publica. 2009 Jun; 25(6):1297-306. PMID: 19503960.
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    53. Bassani DG, Palazzo LS, Béria JU, Gigante LP, Figueiredo AC, Aerts DR, Raymann BC. Child sexual abuse in southern Brazil and associated factors: a population-based study. BMC Public Health. 2009 May 11; 9:133. PMID: 19432975.
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    54. Bassani DG, Dewa CS, Krupa T, Aubry T, Gehrs M, Goering PN, Streiner DL. Factor structure of the Multnomah Community Ability Scale--longitudinal analysis. Psychiatry Res. 2009 May 15; 167(1-2):178-89. PMID: 19361868.
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    55. Bassani DG, Surkan PJ, Olinto MT. Inadequate use of prenatal services among Brazilian women: the role of maternal characteristics. Int Perspect Sex Reprod Health. 2009 Mar; 35(1):15-20. PMID: 19465344.
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    56. Bassani DG, Padoin CV, Philipp D, Veldhuizen S. Estimating the number of children exposed to parental psychiatric disorders through a national health survey. Child Adolesc Psychiatry Ment Health. 2009 Feb 19; 3(1):6. PMID: 19228427.
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    57. Rösing CK, Gomes SC, Bassani DG, Oppermann RV. Effect of chewing gums on the production of volatile sulfur compounds (VSC) in vivo. Acta Odontol Latinoam. 2009; 22(1):11-4. PMID: 19601490.
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    58. Rush B, Urbanoski K, Bassani D, Castel S, Wild TC, Strike C, Kimberley D, Somers J. Prevalence of co-occurring substance use and other mental disorders in the Canadian population. Can J Psychiatry. 2008 Dec; 53(12):800-9. PMID: 19087478.
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    59. Rush BR, Bassani DG, Urbanoski KA, Castel S. Influence of co-occurring mental and substance use disorders on the prevalence of problem gambling in Canada. Addiction. 2008 Nov; 103(11):1847-56. PMID: 19032535.
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    60. Palazzo Ldos S, Kelling A, Béria JU, Figueiredo AC, Gigante LP, Raymann B, Bassani DG. [Physical violence and associated factors: a population-based study in Southern Brazil]. Rev Saude Publica. 2008 Aug; 42(4):622-9. PMID: 18709239.
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    61. Bassani DG, Padoin CV, Veldhuizen S. Counting children at risk: exploring a method to estimate the number of children exposed to parental mental illness using adult health survey data. Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol. 2008 Nov; 43(11):927-35. PMID: 18575792.
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    62. von Diemen L, Bassani DG, Fuchs SC, Szobot CM, Pechansky F. Impulsivity, age of first alcohol use and substance use disorders among male adolescents: a population based case-control study. Addiction. 2008 Jul; 103(7):1198-205. PMID: 18494839.
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    63. Pattussi MP, Lalloo R, Bassani DG, Olinto MT. The role of psychosocial, behavioural and emotional factors on self-reported major injuries in Brazilian adolescents: a case-control study. Injury. 2008 May; 39(5):561-9. PMID: 18339390.
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    64. Urbanoski KA, Cairney J, Bassani DG, Rush BR. Perceived unmet need for mental health care for Canadians with co-occurring mental and substance use disorders. Psychiatr Serv. 2008 Mar; 59(3):283-9. PMID: 18308909.
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    65. Pechansky F, Bassani DG, Diemen Lv, Kessler F, Leukefeld CG, Surratt HL, Inciardi JA, Martin SS. Using thought mapping and structured stories to decrease HIV risk behaviors among cocaine injectors and crack smokers in the South of Brazil. Braz J Psychiatry. 2007 Sep; 29(3):233-40. PMID: 17713693.
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    66. Dias-da-Costa JS, Olinto MT, Bassani D, Marchionatti CR, de Bairros FS, de Oliveira ML, Hartmann M, Gabardo RM, Bennemann V, Pattussi MP. [Inequalities in clinical breast examination in São Leopoldo, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil]. Cad Saude Publica. 2007 Jul; 23(7):1603-12. PMID: 17572809.
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    67. Urbanoski KA, Rush BR, Wild TC, Bassani DG, Castel S. Use of mental health care services by Canadians with co-occurring substance dependence and mental disorders. Psychiatr Serv. 2007 Jul; 58(7):962-9. PMID: 17602013.
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    68. Bassani DG, Miranda LA, Gustafsson A. Use of the limits of agreement approach in periodontology. Oral Health Prev Dent. 2007; 5(2):119-24. PMID: 17722438.
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    69. Bassani DG, Olinto MT, Kreiger N. Periodontal disease and perinatal outcomes: a case-control study. J Clin Periodontol. 2007 Jan; 34(1):31-9. PMID: 17116160.
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    70. Bassani DG, da Silva CM, Oppermann RV. Validity of the "Community Periodontal Index of Treatment Needs" (CPITN) for population periodontitis screening. Cad Saude Publica. 2006 Feb; 22(2):277-83. PMID: 16501740.
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    71. Purdue MP, Bassani DG, Klar NS, Sloan M, Kreiger N. Dietary factors and risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma by histologic subtype: a case-control analysis. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2004 Oct; 13(10):1665-76. PMID: 15466985.
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