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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338012/using-geospatial-techniques-to-develop-an-emergency-referral-transport-system-for-suspected-sepsis-patients-in-bangladesh
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Atique Iqbal Chowdhury, Rafiqul Haider, Abu Yousuf Md Abdullah, Aliki Christou, Nabeel Ashraf Ali, Ahmed Ehsnaur Rahman, Afrin Iqbal, Sanwarul Bari, D M Emdadul Hoque, Shams El Arifeen, Niranjan Kissoon, Charles P Larson
BACKGROUND: A geographic information system (GIS)-based transport network within an emergency referral system can be the key to reducing health system delays and increasing the chances of survival, especially during an emergency. We employed a GIS to design an emergency transport system for the rapid transfer of pregnant or early post-partum women, newborns, and children under 5 years of age with suspected sepsis under the Interrupting Pathways to Sepsis Initiative (IPSI) project. METHODS: A GIS database was developed by mapping the villages, roads, and relevant physical features of the study area...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333874/road-traffic-injuries-among-riders-of-electric-bike-electric-moped-in-southern-china
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Xujun Zhang, Yaming Yang, Jie Yang, Jie Hu, Yang Li, Ming Wu, Lorann Stallones, Henry Xiang
Objective Electric bike/moped-related road traffic injuries have become a burgeoning public health problem in China. The objective of this study was to identify the prevalence and potential risk factors of electric bike/moped -related road traffic injuries among electric bike/moped riders in southern China. Methods A cross-sectional study was used to interview 3,151 electric bike/moped riders in southern China. Electric bike/moped-related road traffic injuries that occurred from July 2014 to June 2015 were investigated...
January 15, 2018: Traffic Injury Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330699/accounting-of-ghg-emissions-and-removals-from-forest-management-a-long-road-from-kyoto-to-paris
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REVIEW
Joachim H A Krug
BACKGROUND: Forests have always played an important role in agreeing on accounting rules during the past two decades of international climate policy development. Starting from activity-based gross-net accounting of selected forestry activities to mandatory accounting against a baseline-rules have changed quite rapidly and with significant consequences for accounted credits and debits. Such changes have direct consequences on incentives for climate-investments in forestry. There have also been strong arguments not to include forests into the accounting system by considering large uncertainties, procedural challenges and a fear of unearned credits corrupting the overall accounting system, among others...
January 3, 2018: Carbon Balance and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316487/available-sight-distance-on-existing-highways-meeting-stopping-sight-distance-requirements-of-an-aging-population
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Suliman A Gargoum, Mostafa H Tawfeek, Karim El-Basyouny, James C Koch
An important element of highway design is ensuring that the available sight distance (ASD) on a highway meets driver needs. For instance, if the ASD at any point on a highway is less than the distance required to come to a complete stop after seeing a hazard (i.e. Stopping Sight Distance (SSD)), the driver will not be able to stop in time to avoid a collision. SSD is function of a number of variables which vary depending on the driver, the vehicle driven and surface conditions; examples of such variables include a driver's perception reaction time or PRT (i...
January 6, 2018: Accident; Analysis and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306685/road-traffic-accidents-prediction-modelling-an-analysis-of-anambra-state-nigeria
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Chukwutoo C Ihueze, Uchendu O Onwurah
One of the major problems in the world today is the rate of road traffic crashes and deaths on our roads. Majority of these deaths occur in low-and-middle income countries including Nigeria. This study analyzed road traffic crashes in Anambra State, Nigeria with the intention of developing accurate predictive models for forecasting crash frequency in the State using autoregressive integrated moving average (ARIMA) and autoregressive integrated moving average with explanatory variables (ARIMAX) modelling techniques...
January 4, 2018: Accident; Analysis and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298710/emergency-medicine-for-25%C3%A2-years-in-iceland-history-of-the-specialty-in-a-nutshell
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Jón Baldursson, Hjalti Már Björnsson, Ari Palomäki
After the early implementation of Emergency Medicine (EM) 25 years ago, Iceland became the first Nordic country to nationally realize the benefits of this specialty. However, the road has been rocky as in many other countries. The early years of EM in Iceland were characterized by a significant shortage of resources, particularly a lack of medical staff dedicated to EM and properly trained for the services required. The main task for the first couple of decades was to build the infrastructure of an operational emergency department based primarily on the model of EM...
January 3, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297441/tackling-tuberculosis-in-sub-saharan-africa-edctp-achievements-and-the-road-ahead
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M A Surette, P Beattie, T Nyirenda, O F Olesen
The European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) was established in 2003 to accelerate the development of medical interventions for tuberculosis (TB), human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and malaria, with a particular focus on Phase II and III clinical trials. Between 2003 and 2015, the first EDCTP programme committed €65.6 million to research on TB and TB-HIV co-infection. The programme made a significant contribution to the first three elements of the DOTS TB control strategy, which mobilised European and African funding for TB-related research and generated important evidence on TB diagnostics and treatment regimens...
December 1, 2017: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297394/appropriateness-and-timeliness-of-care-seeking-for-complications-of-pregnancy-and-childbirth-in-rural-ethiopia-a-case-study-of-the-maternal-and-newborn-health-in-ethiopia-partnership
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Lynn M Sibley, Yared Amare, Solomon Tesfaye Abebe, Mulusew Lijalem Belew, Kemeredin Shiffra, Danika Barry
BACKGROUND: In 2014, USAID and University Research Co., LLC, initiated a new project under the broader Translating Research into Action portfolio of projects. This new project was entitled Systematic Documentation of Illness Recognition and Appropriate Care Seeking for Maternal and Newborn Complications. This project used a common protocol involving descriptive mixed-methods case studies of community projects in six low- and middle-income countries, including Ethiopia. In this paper, we present the Maternal and Newborn Health in Ethiopia Partnership (MaNHEP) case study...
December 21, 2017: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282664/dynamic-linkages-between-road-transport-energy-consumption-economic-growth-and-environmental-quality-evidence-from-pakistan
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Danish, Muhammad Awais Baloch
The focus of the present research work is to investigate the dynamic relationship between economic growth, road transport energy consumption, and environmental quality. To this end, we rely on time series data for the period 1971 to 2014 in the context of Pakistan. To use sulfur dioxide (SO2) emission from transport sector as a new proxy for measuring environmental quality, the present work employs time series technique ARDL which allows energy consumption from the transport sector, urbanization, and road infrastructure to be knotted by symmetric relationships with SO2 emissions and economic growth...
December 27, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282513/international-study-of-the-epidemiology-of-paediatric-trauma-papsa-research-study
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Catherine J Bradshaw, Ashwath S Bandi, Zahid Muktar, Muhammad A Hasan, Tanvir K Chowdhury, Tahmina Banu, Mesay Hailemariam, Florence Ngu, David Croaker, Rouma Bankolé, Tunde Sholadoye, Oluwole Olaomi, Emmanuel Ameh, Antonio Di Cesare, Ernesto Leva, Yona Ringo, Lukman Abdur-Rahman, Ramy Salama, Essam Elhalaby, Helen Perera, Christopher Parsons, Stewart Cleeve, Alp Numanoglu, Sebastian Van As, Shilpa Sharma, Kokila Lakhoo
OBJECTIVES: Trauma is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. The literature on paediatric trauma epidemiology in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) is limited. This study aims to gather epidemiological data on paediatric trauma. METHODS: This is a multicentre prospective cohort study of paediatric trauma admissions, over 1 month, from 15 paediatric surgery centres in 11 countries. Epidemiology, mechanism of injury, injuries sustained, management, morbidity and mortality data were recorded...
December 28, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279746/epidemiology-and-clinical-management-of-traumatic-spine-injuries-at-a-major-government-hospital-in-cambodia
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Jee-Hye Choi, Paul J Park, Vuthy Din, Nang Sam, Vycheth Iv, Kee B Park
Study Design: Cross sectional study. Purpose: To characterize the pattern of injury, describe the current clinical management, and determine the outcomes in traumatic spine injury (TSI) patients presenting to a major government hospital in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Overview of Literature: There is a paucity of literature on epidemiology or current clinical practices for TSIs in Cambodia. The findings from this study can thus serve as a valuable resource for future progress in treating TSIs in low-income countries...
December 2017: Asian Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248618/understanding-international-road-safety-disparities-why-is-australia-so-much-safer-than-the-united-states
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Wesley E Marshall
Despite similarities to the US in terms of transportation, land use, and culture, Australia kills 5.3 people per 100,000 population on the roads each year, as compared to the US rate of 12.4. Similar trends hold when accounting for distance driven and the number of registered cars. This paper seeks to understand what is behind the road safety disparities between these two countries. The results suggest that a number of inter-related factors seem to play a role in the better road safety outcomes of Australia as compared to the US...
December 14, 2017: Accident; Analysis and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248096/adolescent-and-young-adult-injuries-in-developing-economies-a-comparative-analysis-from-oman-and-kenya
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Abdulgafoor M Bachani, Niloufer Taber, Amber Mehmood, Yuen Wai Hung, Isaac Botchey, Ammar Al-Kashmiri, Adnan A Hyder
BACKGROUND: Adolescence is a distinct period of rapid and dramatic biological, cognitive, psychological, and social development. The burden of injuries among young people (aged 10-24) is both substantial and maldistributed across regions and levels of economic development. OBJECTIVES: Our objective was to compare sociodemographic correlates of injury cause, intentionality, and mortality between Kenya and Oman, 2 countries with different levels of economic development and position in the demographic and epidemiologic transitions...
September 2017: Annals of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239551/spread-of-ebola-virus-disease-based-on-the-density-of-roads-in-west-africa
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Diana Gomez-Barroso, Emilia Velasco, Carmen Varela, Inmaculada Leon, Rosa Cano
On March 23rd 2014 the World Health Organization announced that a new Ebola outbreak had appeared in West Africa involving three countries. The objective of this study was to show how a road density index (RDI) could be constructed and a study of its association with Ebola cases during the outbreak. The study was carried out at the district level across the affected countries. RDI was calculated by km2 of territory as a proxy for the mobility of the population. To calculate this index, the number of km of road constructed in each district was estimated and subsequently divided by the area of each district expressed in km2...
November 3, 2017: Geospatial Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238926/legal-regulations-of-restrictions-of-air-pollution-made-by-non-road-mobile-machinery-the-case-study-for-europe-a-review
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Konrad J Waluś, Łukasz Warguła, Piotr Krawiec, Jarosław M Adamiec
The high awareness of intensification and frequency of smog phenomenon all over the world in XXI age makes for detailed analyses of the reasons of its formation and prevention. The governments of the developed countries and conscious of real hazards, including many European countries, aim to restrict the emission of harmful gases. In literature, we can find the discussions on the influence of this phenomenon on the health and life of inhabitants of contaminated areas. Some elaborations of prognostic models, descriptions of pollution sources, the manner of their restriction, and the analysis of causal-consecutive correlation are also popular...
December 13, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234482/roads-to-health-in-developing-countries-understanding-the-intersection-of-culture-and-healing
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REVIEW
S Ibeneme, G Eni, A Ezuma, G Fortwengel
Background: The most important attribute to which all human beings aspire is good health because it enables us to undertake different forms of activities of daily living. The emergence of scientific knowledge in Western societies has enabled scientists to explore and define several parameters of health by drawing boundaries around factors that are known to influence the attainment of good health. For example, the World Health Organization defined health by taking physical and psychological factors into consideration...
2017: Current Therapeutic Research, Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233697/retrospective-analysis-of-471-surgically-treated-zygomaticomaxillary-complex-fractures
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Michael Blumer, Sabina Kumalic, Thomas Gander, Martin Lanzer, Claudio Rostetter, Martin Rücker, Heinz-Theo Lübbers
PURPOSE: Zygomaticomaxillary complex (ZMC) fractures are frequent in facial trauma; only fractures of the mandible are more common. Although the frequency of these fractures is geographically consistent, the aetiology differs widely among countries and even regions. Differences in socio-economic status and the ageing population seem to be two causes. This retrospective epidemiological study evaluates patients who were surgically treated for ZMC fractures at a Swiss university clinic. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study included 471 patients who were surgically treated for ZMC fractures in an oral and maxillofacial surgery clinic at a Swiss university hospital between January 2004 and December 2012...
November 23, 2017: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231838/china-s-silk-road-and-global-health
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REVIEW
Kun Tang, Zhihui Li, Wenkai Li, Lincoln Chen
In 2013, China proposed its Belt and Road Initiative to promote trade, infrastructure, and commercial associations with 65 countries in Asia, Africa, and Europe. This initiative contains important health components. Simultaneously, China launched an unprecedented overseas intervention against Ebola virus in west Africa, dispatching 1200 workers, including Chinese military personnel. The overseas development assistance provided by China has been increasing by 25% annually, reaching US$7 billion in 2013. Development assistance for health from China has particularly been used to develop infrastructure and provide medical supplies to Africa and Asia...
December 9, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231582/-strategy-programming-for-acupuncture-development-along-one-belt-one-road-countries
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Yuyang Yang, Zhixiang Shen, Zhongchao Wu, Lu Luo, Jingyuan Liu, Baoyan Liu
Acupuncture has been applied in 183 countries and regions and gradually become a name card as TCM spreads across the world. The international influence of which plays a significant role in enhancing TCM development. The laws and regulations of TCM acupuncture along One-Belt-One-Road countries were compared and analyzed in this article. With comprehensive research and analysis, the international development strategy of acupuncture was rationally proposed. Combined with the historical background of China's national initiative One-Belt-One-Road, the acupuncture was taken as a breakthrough to lead the global spreading of TCM culture and Chinese herbs, so as to enhance China's soft strength, which could further create a fine cultural environment for the economic prosperity of One-Belt-One-Road countries...
April 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227947/virtual-water-trade-of-agricultural-products-a-new-perspective-to-explore-the-belt-and-road
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Yu Zhang, Jin-He Zhang, Qing Tian, Ze-Hua Liu, Hong-Lei Zhang
The Belt and Road is an initiative of cooperation and development that was proposed by China. Moreover, most of the spanning countries faced water shortages and agriculture consumed a lot of water. Virtual water links water, food and trade and is an effective tool to ease water shortages. Therefore, this paper aims to understand the Belt and Road from the new perspective of virtual water trade of agricultural products. We considered agricultural products trade from 2001 to 2015. On the whole, the results indicated that China was in virtual water trade surplus with the countries along the Belt and Road...
December 8, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
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