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

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383101/lebanon-s-experience-in-surveillance-of-communicable-diseases-during-a-mass-gathering-sixth-francophone-games-2009
#1
Nadine Haddad, Walid Ammar, Alfred Khoury, Alex Cox, Nada Ghosn
In 2009, Lebanon hosted the 6th Francophone Games. Pandemic A(H1N1)2009 virus presented significant health threat at the time. A surveillance strategy was implemented for the timely detection and management of epidemiological events and outbreaks, in particular for A(H1N1)2009 virus cases. Data were collected and managed daily and feedback was generated through daily bulletins. A total of 299 medical consultations were reported, 29% of which related to infectious diseases. There were 10 cases reported as acute respiratory infections; all tested negative for A(H1N1)2009 virus within 24 hours...
March 30, 2017: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, la Revue de Santé de la Méditerranée Orientale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383100/the-reality-of-liquid-medical-waste-management-in-damascus-hospitals
#2
Hanan M Mukhaiber
Large quantities of hazardous medical waste are deposited into hospitals wastewaters and these substances could negatively impact public health if not handled properly. The authorities in the Syrian Arab Republic have realized the seriousness of the problem and have issued a number of laws, guidelines and standard specifications relating to this issue since 2004. This study offers a detailed review of these documents and compares them with related World Health Organization publications. A questionnaire was designed based on the national guide for safe management of healthcare waste in order to investigate the reality of liquid medical waste management in a sample of hospitals in Damascus...
March 30, 2017: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, la Revue de Santé de la Méditerranée Orientale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383099/work-profile-and-associated-health-hazards-among-nursing-students-at-mansoura-university-egypt
#3
Hala S Abou-Elwafa, Eman O Khashaba, Abdel-Hady El-Gilany, Samar Abd El-Raouf
Nursing students are increasingly undertaking paid term-time employment to finance their living expenses and studies. The objectives of this study are to estimate its prevalence, factors associated, and possible health hazards. A cross-sectional study was conducted of nursing students using a questionnaire that included sociodemographic and employment data, reasons for working, possible health hazards in the workplace, and perceived effects on academic performance. The prevalence of student paid employment was found to be 23...
March 30, 2017: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, la Revue de Santé de la Méditerranée Orientale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383098/evaluation-of-the-prevalence-of-waterpipe-tobacco-smoking-and-its-related-factors-in-tehran-islamic-republic-of-iran
#4
Zahra Hessami, Mohammed R Masjedi, Reza Ghahremani, Mehdi Kazempour, Habib Emami
This study is designed to evaluate the prevalence of waterpipe tobacco smoking and its related factors among Iranian adults. This is a cross-sectional study carried out during 2013/14 in Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran, among 1830 citizens aged over 15 years. Sampling was through Stratified multistage cluster sampling with proportional allocation within strata. Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS) questionnaire for waterpipe consumption was used for data gathering. Data were statistically analyzed by SPSS software...
March 30, 2017: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, la Revue de Santé de la Méditerranée Orientale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383097/prevalence-of-self-medication-among-university-students-in-baghdad-a-cross-sectional-study-from-iraq
#5
Rawa J K Al-Ameri, Husham J Abd Al-Badri, Riyadh K Lafta
The objective of this study is to find out the prevalence and determinants of self-medication among college students in Baghdad, Iraq. A cross-sectional survey was conducted in Al-Mustansiriyah and Al-Nahrain universities, Baghdad, from January to April 2015. A multistage random sampling technique was adopted to collect data from 1435 college students using a questionnaire form. The mean age of the joining students was 19.8 years. Females form 53% of the sample. Self-medications use was prevalent among 92.4% of students...
March 30, 2017: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, la Revue de Santé de la Méditerranée Orientale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383096/awareness-and-practice-of-patients-rights-among-hospitalized-patients-at-wad-medani-teaching-hospital-sudan
#6
Abobaker A H Younis, Amal H A Hassan, Eylaph M E H Dmyatti, Mehad A H Elmubarak, Rahma A A Alterife, Rawan E O Salim, Samar A B Mohamed, Wefag S A M Ahmed
Patients' rights are a fundamental human right and an important part of modern health care practice. This is a cross-sectional descriptive analytic study, conducted amongst 263 patients at Wadi-Medani Teaching Hospital, Sudan, in March-April 2015. Most patients (95.2%) did not know about the Bill of Rights and most of them (92.8%) were not able to mention any of the patients' rights. The most practiced rights were: the right to be asked for permission before examination (88.1%), proper handling (87.8%), safety of the hospital (87%), presence of a third person when examining a female by a male doctor (85...
March 30, 2017: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, la Revue de Santé de la Méditerranée Orientale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383095/dentists-perception-of-primary-health-care-services-in-family-health-and-mother-and-child-health-clinics-in-alexandria-egypt
#7
Maha El Tantawi, Maha A El-Din Hamza, Marwa M Sabry
This study compared dentists' perceptions of provided services in Family Health (FH) and Mother and Child Health (MCH) clinics. A questionnaire was distributed to 120 dentists in 7 FH and 4 MCH clinics in Alexandria, Egypt in 2012. The questionnaire assessed personal and professional background, perceptions of primary health care (PHC) role, types of services provided, patient recall and referral systems and perception of service quality. The response rate was 100%. More FH dentists perceived their role to include providing care for children and pregnant women...
March 30, 2017: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, la Revue de Santé de la Méditerranée Orientale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383094/prevalence-and-determinants-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-among-a-sample-of-adult-smokers-in-baghdad-iraq-2014
#8
Faris Al Lami, Zainab Salim
This cross-sectional study was conducted to estimate the prevalence and identify determinants of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) among a convenience sample of 325 adult smokers in Baghdad, Iraq, 2014. Beside demographic variables, participants had Lung Function Questionnaire to assess respiratory symptoms; individuals with a score of ≤18 had a spirometry examination. Those with FEV1/FVC ratio <70% had post bronchodilator spirometry; those with FEV1/FVC% of <70% and <200 ml improvement of FEV1 were considered COPD cases...
March 30, 2017: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, la Revue de Santé de la Méditerranée Orientale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383093/working-together-increasing-responsiveness-and-capacity-building
#9
EDITORIAL
Mahmoud Fikri
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 30, 2017: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, la Revue de Santé de la Méditerranée Orientale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244061/the-capability-approach-a-guiding-framework-to-improve-population-health-and-the-attainment-of-the-sustainable-developmental-goals
#10
Shela Akbar Ali Hirani, Solina Richter
The world is progressing in terms of communication, innovative technology and cure of various diseases through advanced pharmacological preparations. Unfortunately, populations are still struggling with ill-health, disabilities, poverty, hunger, inequality, gender disparities and conflicts. Several questions come to mind in this regard: why are prosperity, health, peace and progress not evenly distributed and what is the best approach to address the issues associated with population health? The capability approach may offer a possible model...
February 21, 2017: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, la Revue de Santé de la Méditerranée Orientale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244060/burnout-and-sources-of-stress-among-medical-residents-at-hamad-medical-corporation-qatar
#11
Abdelhamid Afana, Jess Ghannam, Evelyn Y Ho, Abdullatif Al-Khal, Banan Al-Arab, Carma L Bylund
This study aimed to describe the experiences of stress and burnout and sociodemographic factors associated with dimensions of stress among medical residents at Hamad Medical Corporation, Qatar. Medical residents participating in a stress management course were asked to complete an anonymous survey. The survey included demographic questions, the Abbreviated Maslach Inventory, and 4 open-ended questions on experiences with stress. Of the 150 residents participating in the stress management course, 142 responded to the survey, listing an average of 2...
February 21, 2017: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, la Revue de Santé de la Méditerranée Orientale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244059/medical-errors-in-neonatal-intensive-care-unit-at-benha-university-hospital-egypt
#12
REVIEW
Ahmed N El-Shazly, Mahmoud A Al-Azzouny, Doaa R Soliman, Neveen T Abed, Sameh S Attia
This study was conducted in the neonatal intensive care unit of Benha University Hospital, Egypt from 1 August 2012 to the 31 January 2013 to identify medical errors and to determine the risk factors and consequences of these errors. Errors were detected by follow-up of neonates and review of reports including nursing followup sheets, resident progression notes and investigation reports. We detected 3819 errors that affected 97% of neonates. Types of errors included 403 medication errors (10.55% of total errors), 652 errors in daily routine procedures (17...
February 21, 2017: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, la Revue de Santé de la Méditerranée Orientale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244058/life-threatening-haemolysis-induced-by-henna-in-a-sudanese-child-with-glucose-6-phosphate-dehydrogenase-deficiency
#13
Abdelmoneim Kheir, Israa Gaber, Sara Gafer, Wisal Ahmed
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 21, 2017: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, la Revue de Santé de la Méditerranée Orientale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244057/incidence-and-determinants-of-severity-of-unintentional-injuries-among-students-of-private-schools-in-dubai-a-cross-sectional-study
#14
Ayesha Altheeb, Hamid Hussein, Waleed Al Faisal, Nusaiba AlBehandy, Nouf Alshareef, Ahmed Wasfy
A cross-sectional study was performed on a student population in grades 7-12 in 10 private schools in Dubai in the academic year 2012/13. The study was in two phases. The first was used to estimate incidence rate of injuries, where the total injuries that took place in the schools in 2012 was divided by the total student population in the studied schools in the same year multiplied by 1000. The second was to study the determinants of severity through randomly selecting 1000 cases of injuries. A self-administered questionnaire was given to the participants after obtaining verbal consent...
February 21, 2017: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, la Revue de Santé de la Méditerranée Orientale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244056/health-seeking-behaviour-of-people-living-with-hiv-aids-and-their-satisfaction-with-health-services-provided-at-a-tertiary-care-hospital-karachi-pakistan
#15
Abdul-Qadir Bhutto, Nighat Nisar
Appropriate health-seeking behaviour is important as it allows prompt treatment for a condition and this can reduce complications and improve quality of life. This study aimed to assess the health-seeking behaviour and satisfaction with health care services of people living with HIV/AIDS attending the HIV/AIDS clinic of the Civil Hospital in Karachi. A total of 182 patients were interviewed using a pretested semi-structured questionnaire. Mean age of the participants was 32.31 (SD 7.91) years, 76.9% were male, 81...
February 21, 2017: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, la Revue de Santé de la Méditerranée Orientale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244055/knowledge-attitudes-and-practices-towards-standard-precautions-sp-among-caregivers-at-hassan-ii-university-teaching-hospital-in-fes-morocco
#16
Moussa Benboubker, Boujemaa El Marnissi, Aziz Nhili, Karima El Rhazi
This survey aims at assessing knowledge, attitudes and practices towards standard precautions (SP) among caregivers at Hassan II University Teaching Hospital in Fes. This is a cross-sectional prospective and evaluative study that covers a two-month period. Data were collected using an anonymous and selfadministered questionnaire. Sampling population was divided into 307 nurses (53.8%), 210 hospital doctors (36.77%) and 57 support staff (9.45%), belonging to other various categories working in different departments...
February 21, 2017: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, la Revue de Santé de la Méditerranée Orientale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244054/policy-and-programme-evaluation-principles-and-objectives
#17
EDITORIAL
Arash Rashidian
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 21, 2017: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, la Revue de Santé de la Méditerranée Orientale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181667/water-usage-in-the-gaza-strip-recommendations-from-a-literature-review-and-consultations-with-experts
#18
Emily MacDonald, Bernardo Guzman Herrador, Susanne Hyllestad, Vidar Lund, Karin Nygård, Line Vold, Mohamed Lafi, Walaa Ammar, Bjørn Iversen
Water quality in the Gaza Strip has been severely compromised due to increasing salinity, contamination with pollutants, and lack of adequate treatment options. To provide the population of the Gaza Strip with advice on how to mitigate health risks from water we developed recommendations on using water from different sources for different purposes (such as for consumption, hygiene, amenities, and irrigation) based on a literature review and consultation with experts. Specific advice was developed for several vulnerable groups, including infants, children, pregnant or lactating women, and elderly people...
February 1, 2017: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, la Revue de Santé de la Méditerranée Orientale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181666/a-partnership-model-to-improve-population-health-screening-for-noncommunicable-conditions-and-their-common-risk-factors-qazvin-islamic-republic-of-iran
#19
S Alikhani, B Damari
Early findings and management of health conditions are among the key functions of health care systems. We developed a partnership framework to establish an extended primary health care-based selective screening service for the entire population of a small town as a key project of Qazvin Health Plan, Qazvin, Islamic Republic of Iran. Eight scientific associations and a diverse technical taskforce extensively reviewed evidence to adapt the grade A and B preventive recommendations of the American Preventive Service Taskforce...
February 1, 2017: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, la Revue de Santé de la Méditerranée Orientale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181665/multidrug-resistant-bacteria-among-patients-with-ventilatorassociated-pneumonia-in-an-emergency-intensive-care-unit-egypt
#20
Magda M Azzab, Rehab H El-Sokkary, Mohamed M Tawfeek, Manar G Gebriel
Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is the most common hospital-acquired infection among mechanically ventilated patients. Our objectives were to determine the incidence of VAP, isolate multidrug-resistant bacteria, identify the most prevalent resistant strains and identify their antibiotic susceptibility pattern. The VAP rate was calculated. The isolated microbes were identified and tested for antibiotic susceptibilities. The minimum inhibitory concentrations were determined of imipenem, meropenem and ertapenem for Klebsiella isolates...
February 1, 2017: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, la Revue de Santé de la Méditerranée Orientale
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