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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166477/regional-differences-in-infection-control-conditions-in-a-sample-of-primary-health-care-services-in-brazil
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Mauro Henrique Nogueira Guimarães de Abreu, Vera Lúcia Silva Resende, Kyu Ha Lee, Antônio Thomaz Gonzaga da Matta-Machado, Jacqueline Rose Starr
International guidelines have pointed out the importance of the physical environment of health care facilities in preventing and controlling infection. We aimed to describe the physical environment of dental care facilities in Brazil in 2014, focusing on characteristics designed to control infections. Exactly 16,202 dental offices in the Brazilian Unified National Health System (SUS) participated in this survey. Trained researchers extracted information about the infection control characteristics of health facilities by using a structured instrument...
November 21, 2017: Cadernos de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165429/air-temperature-exposure-and-agricultural-occupational-injuries-in-the-autonomous-province-of-trento-2000-2013-north-eastern-italy
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Matteo Riccò
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between high air temperatures and occupational injuries (OIs) occurred during the summer seasons 2000-2013 in agricultural workers from the Autonomous Province of Trento (APT), North-Eastern Italy. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Data about OIs for the APT from 2000 to 2013 occurring during the warm season (N = 7325) was provided by the National Institute of Insurance for Occupational Illness and Injury. Daily average and daily maximum temperatures values for the specific geographical site of events were retrieved...
November 20, 2017: International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164916/age-and-gender-differences-in-medical-adherence-after-myocardial-infarction-women-do-not-receive-optimal-treatment-the-netherlands-claims-database
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Daniëlle C Eindhoven, Alexander D Hilt, Thomas C Zwaan, Martin J Schalij, C Jan Willem Borleffs
Background Following myocardial infarction, medication is, besides lifestyle interventions, the cornerstone treatment to improve survival and minimize the occurrence of new cardiovascular events. Still, data on nationwide medication adherence are scarce. This study assesses medical adherence during one year following myocardial infarction, stratifying per type of infarct, age and gender. Design Retrospective cohort study. Methods In The Netherlands, all inhabitants are by law obliged to have health insurance and all claims data are centrally registered...
January 1, 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164391/association-between-low-diastolic-blood-pressure-and-subclinical-myocardial-injury
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George S Waits, Wesley T O'Neal, Pratik B Sandesara, Yabing Li, Amit J Shah, Elsayed Z Soliman
BACKGROUND: Coronary arteries perfuse cardiac myocytes during diastole. We hypothesized that marked lowering of diastolic blood pressure (DBP) is associated with increased risk of subclinical myocardial injury (SC-MI). METHODS: This analysis included 6107 participants without history of cardiovascular disease (CVD) from the third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. SC-MI was determined by a validated electrocardiogram-based scoring system. Logistic regression was used to examine the cross-sectional association between DBP (< 70, 70-80 mmHg (reference group), and > 80 mmHg; and per each 10 mmHg decrease, separately) with SC-MI across levels of systolic blood pressure (SBP) (< 120, 120-139, or > 140 mmHg)...
November 21, 2017: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163935/the-cost-of-diabetes-in-latin-america-and-the-caribbean-in-2015-evidence-for-decision-and-policy-makers
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Alberto Barcelo, Armando Arredondo, Amparo Gordillo-Tobar, Johanna Segovia, Anthony Qiang
BACKGROUND: The financial implications of the increase in the prevalence of diabetes in middle-income countries represents one of the main challenges to health system financing and to the society as a whole. The objective of this study was to estimate the economic cost of diabetes in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) in 2015. METHODS: The study used a prevalence-based approach to estimate the direct and indirect costs related to diabetes in 29 LAC countries in 2015...
December 2017: Journal of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163867/strengthening-mental-health-care-systems-for-syrian-refugees-in-europe-and-the-middle-east-integrating-scalable-psychological-interventions-in-eight-countries
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REVIEW
Marit Sijbrandij, Ceren Acarturk, Martha Bird, Richard A Bryant, Sebastian Burchert, Kenneth Carswell, Joop de Jong, Cecilie Dinesen, Katie S Dawson, Rabih El Chammay, Linde van Ittersum, Mark Jordans, Christine Knaevelsrud, David McDaid, Kenneth Miller, Naser Morina, A-La Park, Bayard Roberts, Yvette van Son, Egbert Sondorp, Monique C Pfaltz, Leontien Ruttenberg, Matthis Schick, Ulrich Schnyder, Mark van Ommeren, Peter Ventevogel, Inka Weissbecker, Erica Weitz, Nana Wiedemann, Claire Whitney, Pim Cuijpers
The crisis in Syria has resulted in vast numbers of refugees seeking asylum in Syria's neighbouring countries as well as in Europe. Refugees are at considerable risk of developing common mental disorders, including depression, anxiety, and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Most refugees do not have access to mental health services for these problems because of multiple barriers in national and refugee specific health systems, including limited availability of mental health professionals. To counter some of challenges arising from limited mental health system capacity the World Health Organization (WHO) has developed a range of scalable psychological interventions aimed at reducing psychological distress and improving functioning in people living in communities affected by adversity...
2017: European Journal of Psychotraumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163666/addressing-culture-and-context-in-humanitarian-response-preparing-desk-reviews-to-inform-mental-health-and-psychosocial-support
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M Claire Greene, Mark J D Jordans, Brandon A Kohrt, Peter Ventevogel, Laurence J Kirmayer, Ghayda Hassan, Anna Chiumento, Mark van Ommeren, Wietse A Tol
Delivery of effective mental health and psychosocial support programs requires knowledge of existing health systems and socio-cultural context. To respond rapidly to humanitarian emergencies, international organizations often seek to design programs according to international guidelines and mobilize external human resources to manage and deliver programs. Familiarizing international humanitarian practitioners with local culture and contextualizing programs is essential to minimize risk of harm, maximize benefit, and optimize efficient use of resources...
2017: Conflict and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163151/ongoing-initiatives-to-improve-the-quality-and-efficiency-of-medicine-use-within-the-public-healthcare-system-in-south-africa-a-preliminary-study
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Johanna C Meyer, Natalie Schellack, Jacobus Stokes, Ruth Lancaster, Helecine Zeeman, Douglas Defty, Brian Godman, Gavin Steel
Introduction: South Africa has an appreciable burden of both communicable and non-communicable diseases as well as high maternal, neonatal, and child morbidity. In recent years there have been significant strides with improving the public health system, and addressing current inequalities, with the right to health a constitutional provision in South Africa. Initiatives include the introduction of National Health Insurance, programmes to enhance access to medicines for patients with chronic diseases, as well as activities to improve care in hospitals, including improving pharmacovigilance...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162758/public-health-challenges-for-the-21st-century-convergence-of-demography-economics-environment-and-biology-nalanda-distinguished-lecture
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K M Venkat Narayan
The rapidly changing and interdependent world under the mega-force of globalization presents unique challenges and opportunities for public health. Focusing on the example of type 2 diabetes, I argue that an appreciation for the evolution of demographic and economic contexts is essential to appropriately address today's dynamic and complex health challenges. For the vast majority of the past 2000 years, India and China were the world's largest economies until the rise of western European nations in the 18th century and later the USA...
July 2017: National Medical Journal of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162418/nerve-stimulation-immunomodulation-and-control-of-inflammation
#10
REVIEW
Luis Ulloa, Salvador Quiroz-Gonzalez, Rafael Torres-Rosas
Neuronal stimulation is an emerging field in modern medicine to control organ function and re-establish physiological homeostasis during illness. Transdermal nerve stimulation with electroacupuncture is currently endorsed by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and is used by millions of people to control pain and inflammation. Recent advances in electroacupuncture may permit activation of specific neuronal networks to prevent organ damage in inflammatory and infectious disorders...
November 18, 2017: Trends in Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162209/an-outbreak-of-chickenpox-in-an-asylum-seeker-centre-in-italy-outbreak-investigation-and-validity-of-reported-chickenpox-history-december-2015-may-2016
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Francesco Vairo, Virginia Di Bari, Vincenzo Panella, Giuseppe Quintavalle, Saul Torchia, Maria Cristina Serra, Maria Teresa Sinopoli, Maurizio Lopalco, Giancarlo Ceccarelli, Federica Ferraro, Sabrina Valle, Licia Bordi, Maria Rosaria Capobianchi, Vincenzo Puro, Paola Scognamiglio, Giuseppe Ippolito, The Outbreak Investigation Group
An outbreak of chickenpox occurred between December 2015 and May 2016 among asylum seekers in a reception centre in Latium, Italy. We describe the epidemiological and laboratory investigations, control measures and validity of reported history of chickenpox infection. Serological screening of all residents and incoming asylum seekers was performed, followed by vaccine offer to all susceptible individuals without contraindication. Forty-six cases were found and 41 were associated with the outbreak. No complications, hospitalisations or deaths occurred...
November 2017: Euro Surveillance: Bulletin Européen sur les Maladies Transmissibles, European Communicable Disease Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162208/national-laboratory-based-surveillance-system-for-antimicrobial-resistance-a-successful-tool-to-support-the-control-of-antimicrobial-resistance-in-the-netherlands
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Wieke Altorf-van der Kuil, Annelot F Schoffelen, Sabine C de Greeff, Steven Ft Thijsen, H Jeroen Alblas, Daan W Notermans, Anne Lm Vlek, Marianne Ab van der Sande, Tjalling Leenstra, The National Amr Surveillance Study Group
An important cornerstone in the control of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a well-designed quantitative system for the surveillance of spread and temporal trends in AMR. Since 2008, the Dutch national AMR surveillance system, based on routine data from medical microbiological laboratories (MMLs), has developed into a successful tool to support the control of AMR in the Netherlands. It provides background information for policy making in public health and healthcare services, supports development of empirical antibiotic therapy guidelines and facilitates in-depth research...
November 2017: Euro Surveillance: Bulletin Européen sur les Maladies Transmissibles, European Communicable Disease Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162078/a-tailored-counseling-and-home-based-rehabilitation-program-to-increase-physical-activity-and-improve-mobility-among-community-dwelling-older-people-after-hospitalization-protocol-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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K Turunen, L Aaltonen, J Kumpumäki, E Portegijs, S Keikkala, M-L Kinnunen, T Finni, S Sipilä, R Nikander
BACKGROUND: Physical activity (PA) decreases during hospitalization. In particular, the amount of PA engaged in by older people who are hospitalized following musculoskeletal injury is likely to be limited for months after discharge home. Given the importance of an active lifestyle for their recovery and the prevention of future adverse outcomes, there is clearly a need for interventions to increase PA. This article describes the protocol of a randomized controlled trial set up to investigate the effects of a physical activity oriented home rehabilitation program (ProPA) on PA and the restoration of mobility in community-dwelling older people...
November 21, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161824/special-issue-on-erice-mathcompepi-2015-proceedings
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Alberto d'Onofrio, Paola Cerrai, Piero Manfredi
The mathematical and computational modelling of the spread of infectious diseases is a research field in applied mathematics that in the same time was both able to give an impetum to various areas of the dynamical systems theory and mathematical analysis, and to give an important contribution to the biological and epidemiological understanding of the spread of these diseases. National as well as Inter-National health authorities adopt routinely in the practice methodologies and concept that were born in the field of Mathematical and Computational Epidemiology (MCE) for assisting public Health decisions and policies...
February 1, 2018: Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering: MBE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161456/integrated-care-with-indigenous-populations-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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Melissa E Lewis, Laurelle L Myhra
INTRODUCTION: The integration of behavioral health into medical care is related to positive results including improved patient health outcomes, provider satisfaction, and cost-offset. Indigenous people suffer from the highest health disparities in the nation and disproportionately experience barriers to health care; yet it is unknown if integrated care is effective for this population. METHODS: A systematic literature review was completed on the state of integrated care at Indigenous-serving health care sites in 2014 and was updated in 2016...
2017: American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research: the Journal of the National Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161375/health-system-factors-affecting-implementation-of-integrated-management-of-childhood-illness-imci-qualitative-insights-from-a-south-african-province
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Himani Pandya, Wiedaad Slemming, Haroon Saloojee
The Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) strategy has been adopted by 102 countries including South Africa, as the preferred primary health care (PHC) delivery strategy for sick children under 5 years. Despite substantial investment to support IMCI in South Africa, its delivery remains sub-optimal, with varied implementation in different settings. There is scarce research globally, and in the local context, examining the effects of health system characteristics on IMCI implementation. This study explored key determinants of IMCI delivery in a South African province, with a specific focus on health system building blocks using a health system dynamics framework...
November 17, 2017: Health Policy and Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161256/hiv-pre-exposure-prophylaxis-and-early-antiretroviral-treatment-among-female-sex-workers-in-south-africa-results-from-a-prospective-observational-demonstration-project
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Robyn Eakle, Gabriela B Gomez, Niven Naicker, Rutendo Bothma, Judie Mbogua, Maria A Cabrera Escobar, Elaine Saayman, Michelle Moorhouse, W D Francois Venter, Helen Rees
BACKGROUND: Operational research is required to design delivery of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and early antiretroviral treatment (ART). This paper presents the primary analysis of programmatic data, as well as demographic, behavioural, and clinical data, from the TAPS Demonstration Project, which offered both interventions to female sex workers (FSWs) at 2 urban clinic sites in South Africa. METHODS AND FINDINGS: The TAPS study was conducted between 30 March 2015 and 30 June 2017, with the enrolment period ending on 31 July 2016...
November 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160610/do-pregnancy-characteristics-contribute-to-rising-childhood-cancer-incidence-rates-in-the-united-states
#18
Rebecca D Kehm, Theresa L Osypuk, Jenny N Poynter, David M Vock, Logan G Spector
BACKGROUND: Since 1975, childhood cancer incidence rates have gradually increased in the United States; however, few studies have conducted analyses across time to unpack this temporal rise. The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that increasing cancer incidence rates are due to secular trends in pregnancy characteristics that are established risk factors for childhood cancer incidence including older maternal age, higher birthweight, and lower birth order. We also considered temporal trends in sociodemographic characteristics including race/ethnicity and poverty...
November 21, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160466/pharmaceutical-services-in-the-primary-health-care-of-the-brazilian-unified-health-system-advances-and-challenges
#19
Karen Sarmento Costa, Noêmia Urruth Leão Tavares, José Miguel do Nascimento, Sotero Serrate Mengue, Juliana Álvares, Augusto Afonso Guerra, Francisco de Assis Acurcio, Orlando Mario Soeiro
This study is a synthesis of the main results of the Pesquisa Nacional sobre Acesso, Utilização e Promoção do Uso Racional de Medicamentos (PNAUM - National Survey on Access, Use and Promotion of Rational Use of Medicines), Evaluation Component of the Basic Pharmaceutical Services. Based on the critical narrative of the elements of Brazil's pharmaceutical policies, we discuss aspects related to the structure of the pharmaceutical services, the medicines' sanitary state, human resources, access to medicines, rational use and management...
November 13, 2017: Revista de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160464/use-of-medicines-by-patients-of-the-primary-health-care-of-the-brazilian-unified-health-system
#20
Clarisse Melo Franco Neves Costa, Micheline Rosa Silveira, Francisco de Assis Acurcio, Augusto Afonso Guerra, Ione Aquemi Guibu, Karen Sarmento Costa, Margô Gomes de Oliveira Karnikowski, Orlando Mario Soeiro, Silvana Nair Leite, Ediná Alves Costa, Renata Cristina Rezende Macedo do Nascimento, Vânia Eloísa de Araújo, Juliana Álvares
OBJECTIVE: To characterize the use of medicines by patients of the primary health care of the Brazilian Unified Health System (SUS). METHODS: This is a cross-sectional, exploratory, and descriptive study, part of the Pesquisa Nacional sobre Acesso, Utilização e Promoção do Uso Racional de Medicamentos - Serviços, 2015 (PNAUM - National Survey on Access, Use and Promotion of Rational Use of Medicines - Services, 2015). Interviews were carried out with patients present in the services by semi-structured questionnaires...
November 13, 2017: Revista de Saúde Pública
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