journal
MENU ▼
Read by QxMD icon Read
search

Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, la Revue de Santé de la Méditerranée Orientale

journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319153/obituary
#1
(no author information available yet)
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2, 2018: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, la Revue de Santé de la Méditerranée Orientale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319152/who-events-addressing-public-health-priorities
#2
(no author information available yet)
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2, 2018: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, la Revue de Santé de la Méditerranée Orientale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319151/blood-and-conflict-managing-bleeding-disorders-in-gaza
#3
Hala Borno
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2, 2018: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, la Revue de Santé de la Méditerranée Orientale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319150/report-on-paediatric-care-in-the-moroccan-military-mission-in-the-gaza-strip
#4
Abdelhakim Elyajouri, Rachid Abilkacem, Aomar Agadr
This report aims to describe the epidemiologic findings of the workload associated with paediatric consultation of the Moroccan Military field hospital in the Gaza Strip. The patient Administration System and Biostatistics Activity database was reviewed and queried for all patients < 15 years of age who were consulted in the Moroccan Army hospital in the Gaza Strip between November 2012 to February 2013. Paediatric consultations during the study period were 7420 (19.9%) out of 37 227 consultations. The largest proportion of children were from 2 to 13 years old (3066 of 7420 children; 41...
January 2, 2018: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, la Revue de Santé de la Méditerranée Orientale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319149/pr%C3%A3-valence-et-d%C3%A3-terminants-des-troubles-musculosquelettiques-des-membres-sup%C3%A3-rieurs-chez-les-artisans-tunisiens
#5
Amira Omrane, Imene Kacem, Meriem Heni, Adnene Henchi, Sana Elmhami, Irtyah Merchaoui, Awatef Kraiem, Taoufik Khalfallah, Lamia Bouzgarrou
Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) of the upper limbs are a major occupational health problem. We report the results of a cross-sectional survey of 334 craftsmen from the governorate of Monastir in Tunisia. The objectives of this study were to assess the prevalence of MSDs among these workers and determine their risk factors. A pre-established questionnaire based on the Nordic MSD questionnaires, Karassik and the one developed by Malchaire in 2000 was used. In the 12 months prior to the survey, the prevalence of MSDs was 92...
January 2, 2018: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, la Revue de Santé de la Méditerranée Orientale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319148/bridging-gaps-in-health-information-systems-a-case-study-from-somaliland-somalia
#6
Ahmed Askar, Malekafzali Ardakani, Reza Majdzade
Reliable and timely health information is fundamental for health information systems (HIS) to work effectively. This case study aims to assess Somaliland HIS in terms of its contextual situation, major weaknesses and proposes key evidence-based recommendations. Data were collected through national level key informants' interviews, observations, group discussion and scoring using the HIS framework and assessment tool developed by World Health Organization Health Metrics Network (WHO/HMN). The study found major weaknesses including: no policy, strategic plan and legal framework in place; fragmented sub-information systems; Poor information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure; poorly motivated and under-skilled personnel; dependence on unsustainable external funds; no census or civil registration in place; data from private health sector not captured; insufficient technical capacity to analyse data collected by HIS; and information is not widely shared, disseminated or utilized for decision-making...
January 2, 2018: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, la Revue de Santé de la Méditerranée Orientale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319147/factors-associated-with-low-birthweight-in-term-pregnancies-a-matched-case-control-study-from-rural-pakistan
#7
Muhammad A Habib, Camille R Greenow, Shabina Ariff, Sajid Soofi, Abid Hussain, Qamar Junejo, Amjad Hussain, Fariha Shaheen, Kirsten I Black
Low birthweight (LBW) remains a significant public health problem in Pakistan and further understanding of factors associated with LBW is required. We conducted a hospital-based matched case control study to identify risk factors associated with LBW in a rural district of Pakistan. We found that illiteracy (AOR: 2.68; 95% CI: 1.59 - 4.38), nulliparity (AOR: 1.82; 95% CI: 1.26-2.44), having a previous miscarriage/abortion (AOR: 1.22; 95% CI: 1.06-2.35), having < 2 antenatal care (ANC) visits during last pregnancy (AOR: 2...
January 2, 2018: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, la Revue de Santé de la Méditerranée Orientale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319146/prevalence-and-predictors-of-over-the-counter-medication-use-among-adolescents-in-the-united-arab-emirates
#8
Caroline Barakat-Haddad, Ayesha Siddiqua
The patterns of over-the-counter medication (OTC) usage among adolescents living in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) remains largely understudied. The objectives of this study are: (1) to determine the profile of OTC use among UAE adolescents; and (2) to determine the biological or physical, psychological or behavioural, and social predictors of OTC use among the UAE adolescent population. Using a cross-sectional study design, data were collected on the prevalence of OTC use for a sample of 6363 adolescents. Overall, 51% of participants in this study reported OTC use...
January 2, 2018: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, la Revue de Santé de la Méditerranée Orientale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319145/medical-students-knowledge-attitudes-and-behaviours-related-to-substance-use-in-lebanon-a-cross-sectional-survey
#9
Georges Assaf, Samar Noureddine, Silva P Kouyoumdjian, Jamil El Khoury
The study aims were to explore the knowledge, attitudes and behaviours of Lebanese medical students related to substance use and to determine prevalence and psychosocial predictors. A cross-sectional survey of 231 medical students (48.6% male; 53.1% preclinical, 46.9% clinical) was conducted during June 2012-July 2013. The questionnaire addressed knowledge and attitudes about substance use, religiosity, depression, anxiety and demographic characteristics. The knowledge score was 52.7% (standard deviation 14...
January 2, 2018: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, la Revue de Santé de la Méditerranée Orientale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319144/validity-and-reliability-of-the-farsi-version-of-the-ecos-16-questionnaire-for-females-with-osteoporosis
#10
Rahmatollah Moradzadeh, Nasrin Moghimi, Haidar Nadrian, Farzaneh Behrouzi, Tara Keshavarz, Parvaneh Golmohammadi
The purpose of this study was to develop a Persian version of ECOS-16 Questionnaire and assess its reliability and validity. Two hundred and twenty women with postmenopausal osteoporosis were included in the study. Patients who were diagnosed as secondary osteoporosis by clinical and laboratory examinations were excluded. For reliability, an internal consistency (Cronbach's alpha coefficient) of ECOS-16 total score was calculated. The age of the study participants ranged from 50 to 75 years old (59.9 ± 7)...
January 2, 2018: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, la Revue de Santé de la Méditerranée Orientale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319143/prognostic-factors-of-breast-cancer-survival-in-the-islamic-republic-of-iran-an-additive-empirical-bayesian-approach
#11
Samane Nematolahi, Abbas Rezaianzadeh, Najaf Zare, Majid Akrami, Sedighe Tahmasebi
Breast cancer is a public health challenge in the Islamic Republic of Iran. Relatively few studies have dealt with large dataset and advanced statistical methods. Therefore, we aimed to investigate the role of prognostic factors on breast cancer survival using Additive Empirical Bayesian model with large data set. Breast cancer data set included 1574 women diagnosed with breast cancer from 2002 to 2012 that registered from Cancer Registry in Fars Province, Islamic Republic of Iran. Overall survival rates at 2, 3, 5 and 10 years were 0...
January 2, 2018: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, la Revue de Santé de la Méditerranée Orientale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319142/continuing-the-work-of-the-late-dr-mahmoud-fikri-who-regional-director-for-the-eastern-mediterranean
#12
EDITORIAL
Jaouad Mahjour
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2, 2018: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, la Revue de Santé de la Méditerranée Orientale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29270974/who-events-addressing-public-health-priorities
#13
(no author information available yet)
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 14, 2017: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, la Revue de Santé de la Méditerranée Orientale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29270973/assessment-of-world-health-organization-collaborating-centres-in-the-eastern-mediterranean-region
#14
Ahmed Mandil, Samar ElFeky, Arash Rashidian
Following in-house training, there was a need for assessing perceived performance of World Health Organization (WHO) collaborating centres in the Eastern Mediterranean Region, with special relevance to WHO's programme of work. Thus, a questionnaire was shared with responsible officers covering: selection process, frequency of communication, monitoring mechanisms, key delivered activities, and identified gaps during implementation. These included: tendency to implement regular activities, weak technical capacity and communication, and discrepancies between planned activities and actual implementation...
December 14, 2017: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, la Revue de Santé de la Méditerranée Orientale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29270972/sodium-chloride-composition-of-commercial-white-bread-in-morocco
#15
Ali Jafri, Younes El-Kardi, Abdelfettah Derouiche
This study aimed to evaluate the amount of salt provided by the consumption of bread in daily food intake and compare it to recommended salt intake. Chloride ion concentrations were measured using Mohr's Method to indirectly quantify added salt in bread samples from 80 professional bakeries in Casablanca, Morocco. Results showed that the average amount of added salt during the preparation of white bread is 17.42 ± 1.28 g / kg, which is the equivalent of a daily intake of 8 to 9 g of salt through bread alone, and exceeds all recommendations...
December 14, 2017: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, la Revue de Santé de la Méditerranée Orientale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29270971/first-study-in-qatar-to-reveal-high-legionella-counts-in-cooling-towers
#16
Raed O AbuOdeh, Hassan A Aziz, Houda Moussa, Samah Hussien, Tameem Hadwan, Gheyath K Nasrallah
Legionella spp. is transmitted from water to humans by aerosol-generating devices, including cooling towers (CTs). There have not been published reports about Legionella in these systems in Qatar. Ten CTs in Qatar University were sampled on a monthly basis. Bacteria were recovered from 90 water samples by filtration and concentration. Legionella DNA copy number (CN) was assessed by quantitative RT-PCR. Legionella DNA was detected in 100% of the samples. The bacterial counts ranged from 0.006 to 199.56 CFU/mL, and critical counts were found in 51 (56...
December 14, 2017: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, la Revue de Santé de la Méditerranée Orientale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29270970/near-miss-cases-admitted-to-a-maternal-intensive-care-unit-alexandria-egypt
#17
Eman A Sultan, Safia I Shehata, Salwa S Shaarawy, Mona H H Ashry
Survival of severe pregnancy complication is known as maternal near-miss; however, studies on maternal near-miss are few in the Eastern Mediterranean Region. To identify the predisposing factors and diagnoses of near-miss cases, patients admitted to the maternal intensive care unit of El-Shatby University Hospital in Alexandria, Egypt, were assessed. A prospective survey was conducted where 448 cases that fulfill the WHO criteria of near-miss and admitted to El Shatby maternal intensive care unit during 2014 were interviewed, their records were reviewed and were followed up to assess their outcome...
December 14, 2017: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, la Revue de Santé de la Méditerranée Orientale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29270969/pregnancy-outcome-variables-and-associated-factors-in-different-nationalities-living-in-kuwait
#18
Abdur Rahman, Haila Al-Rashidi, Saeed Akhtar
This study aimed to investigate differences in pregnancy outcome among various nationalities residing in Kuwait. Cross-sectional data were collected from 369 mother-infant dyads at delivery on mother height (MH), mother haemoglobin (mHb), child haemoglobin (cHb), mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC), gestational age (GA), placental weight (PW), birth weight (BW), crown-heal length (CHL), and head circumference (HC). Significant differences among various nationalities were observed in mHb, HC, CHL, PW and MH. Kuwaiti and Indian women had lower PW and their babies had lower HC and CHL...
December 14, 2017: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, la Revue de Santé de la Méditerranée Orientale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29270968/toxic-metals-in-maternal-blood-cord-blood-and-meconium-of-newborn-infants-in-pakistan
#19
Sina Aziz, Shakil Ahmed, Saadiya Aziz Karim, Subhana Tayyab, Anisa Shirazi
Toxic metals and deficiency/excess of trace elements can have adverse effects on health. The aim of this study was to quantify toxic metals lead, cadmium and trace elements zinc, copper, aluminium (Al) and Iron (Fe) levels in pregnant women, cord blood and meconium of new-born infants from industrial zones of Karachi, Pakistan. Analytical research was performed from 2011-2012 in low socio-economic pregnant mothers and newborn infants from 20 towns near Sindh Industrial Trading Estates, Federal B industrial area and Korangi industrial areas, Karachi, where environmental pollution was anticipated...
December 14, 2017: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, la Revue de Santé de la Méditerranée Orientale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29270967/developing-a-socioeconomic-index-for-health-research-in-iraq
#20
Wali Omer, Tariq Al-Hadithi
Although socioeconomic status is one of the essential factors in much health research, it is one of the most difficult constructs to measure. The aim of this study was to develop a relatively accurate, easy-to-calculate method to estimate socioeconomic status (SES) for health research in Iraq as well as similar profile countries in the developing world. After reviewing various methods of calculating SES, a new method is proposed based on the 3 main variables: education, occupation and wealth/income. Additional refinement was done based on experience and job status...
December 14, 2017: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, la Revue de Santé de la Méditerranée Orientale
journal
journal
32551
1
2
Fetch more papers »
Fetching more papers... Fetching...
Read by QxMD. Sign in or create an account to discover new knowledge that matter to you.
Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read
×

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"