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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776618/sleep-health-epidemiology-in-low-and-middle-income-countries-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-the-prevalence-of-poor-sleep-quality-and-sleep-duration
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Guido Simonelli, Nathaniel S Marshall, Antigone Grillakis, Christopher B Miller, Camilla M Hoyos, Nick Glozier
Sleep research has been dominated by high income countries (HIC). Sleep may be different in low and middle income countries (LMIC) due to cultural, demographic, geographical and health factors. We systematically reviewed the epidemiological literature reporting sleep parameters in the adult population in LMIC and meta-analyzed the prevalence of subjective poor sleep quality and sleep duration. We identified 45 publications; over 50% of which came from China and Brazil. Of the 45 identified studies, 32 contained data on sleep quality and 17 on self-reported sleep duration...
June 2018: Sleep Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775144/the-economic-consequences-of-neurosurgical-disease-in-low-and-middle-income-countries
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Niclas Rudolfson, Michael C Dewan, Kee B Park, Mark G Shrime, John G Meara, Blake C Alkire
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to estimate the economic consequences of neurosurgical disease in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). METHODS The authors estimated gross domestic product (GDP) losses and the broader welfare losses attributable to 5 neurosurgical disease categories in LMICs using two distinct economic models. The value of lost output (VLO) model projects annual GDP losses due to neurosurgical disease during 2015-2030, and is based on the WHO's "Projecting the Economic Cost of Ill-health" tool...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770324/one-health-integration-a-proposed-framework-for-a-study-on-veterinarians-and-zoonotic-disease-management-in-ghana
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Sophie Françoise Valeix
In parallel with the recent world-wide promotion of One Health (OH) as a policy concept, a growing body of social science studies has raised questions about how successful OH policies and programs have been in managing some global health issues, such as zoonotic diseases. This paper briefly reviews this literature to clarify its critical perspective. Much of the literature on OH also is focused on health management at an international level and has paid less attention to implementation programs and policies for OH at the national and local levels, especially in low-and-middle-income countries (LMICs)...
2018: Frontiers in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768710/improving-the-safety-of-high-dose-methotrexate-for-children-with-hematologic-cancers-in-settings-without-access-to-mtx-levels-using-extended-hydration-and-additional-leucovorin
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Kalthi Vaishnavi, Deepak Bansal, Amita Trehan, Richa Jain, Savita Verma Attri
BACKGROUND: A lack of access to methotrexate levels is common in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC), relevant for 80% of children with cancer worldwide. We evaluated whether high-dose methotrexate (HD-MTX) can be administered safely with extended hydration and leucovorin rescue, with monitoring of serum creatinine and urine pH. METHODS: The prospective study was conducted at a single centre in Chandigarh, India in 2015. Patients with B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) or with T-cell ALL or non-Hodgkin lymphoma (T-NHL) were administered 3 and 5 gm/m2 of MTX (24 hr infusion), respectively...
May 16, 2018: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767699/impact-of-double-fortified-salt-with-iron-and-iodine-on-hemoglobin-anemia-and-iron-deficiency-anemia-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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María J Ramírez-Luzuriaga, Leila M Larson, Venkatesh Mannar, Reynaldo Martorell
Double-fortified salt (DFS) containing iron and iodine has been proposed as a feasible and cost-effective alternative for iron fortification in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis from randomized and quasi-randomized controlled trials to 1) assess the effect of DFS on biomarkers of iron status and the risk of anemia and iron deficiency anemia (IDA) and 2) evaluate differential effects of DFS by study type (efficacy or effectiveness), population subgroups, iron formulation (ferrous sulfate, ferrous fumarate, and ferric pyrophosphate), iron concentration, duration of intervention, and study quality...
May 1, 2018: Advances in Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765777/patterns-of-authorship-on-community-health-workers-in-low-and-middle-income-countries-an-analysis-of-publications-2012-2016
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Helen Schneider, Nelisiwe Maleka
Introduction: Studies of authorship provide a barometer of local research capacity and ownership of research, considered key to defining appropriate research priorities, developing contextualised responses to health problems and ensuring that research informs policy and practice. This paper reports on an analysis of patterns of research authorship of the now substantial literature on community health workers (CHWs) in low-and-middle-income countries (LMICs) for the 5-year period: 2012-2016...
2018: BMJ Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765430/tobacco-dependence-treatment-grants-a-collaborative-approach-to-the-implementation-of-who-tobacco-control-initiatives
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Margaret B Nolan, Katherine E Kemper, Thomas J Glynn, Richard D Hurt, J Taylor Hays
The number of global tobacco-related deaths is projected to increase from about 6 million to 8 million annually by 2030, with more than 80% of these occurring in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). The World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) came into force in 2005 and Article 14 relates specifically to the treatment of tobacco dependence. However, LMICs, in particular, face several barriers to implementing tobacco dependence treatment. This paper is a descriptive evaluation of a novel grant funding mechanism that was initiated in 2014 to address these barriers...
2018: Journal of Environmental and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764887/how-effective-and-cost-effective-are-behaviour-change-interventions-in-improving-the-prescription-and-use-of-antibiotics-in-low-income-and-middle-income-countries-a-protocol-for-a-systematic-review
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Neha Batura, Carla Cuevas, Mishal Khan, Virginia Wiseman
INTRODUCTION: Antibiotic resistance endangers effective prevention and treatment of infections, and places significant burden on patients, families, communities and healthcare systems. Low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs) are especially vulnerable to antibiotic resistance, owing to high infectious disease burden, and limited resources for treatment. High prevalence of antibiotic prescription and use due to lack of provider's knowledge, prescriber's habits and perceived patient needs further exacerbate the situation...
May 14, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764342/barriers-to-and-facilitators-of-employment-for-people-with-psychiatric-disabilities-in-africa-a-scoping-review
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I D Ebuenyi, E V Syurina, J F G Bunders, B J Regeer
BACKGROUND: Despite the importance of inclusive employment, described in Goal 8 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), employment of persons with psychiatric disabilities in Africa is lower than among the general population. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this scoping review is to explore evidence related to the barriers to and facilitators of employment of persons with psychiatric disabilities in Africa. METHODS: A literature search was conducted using six relevant electronic databases of articles published between 1990 and 2017...
2018: Global Health Action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764328/community-based-hearing-screening-for-young-children-using-an-mhealth-service-delivery-model
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Shouneez Yousuf Hussein, De Wet Swanepoel, Faheema Mahomed, Leigh Biagio de Jager
BACKGROUND: Hearing loss is one of the most common developmental disorders identifiable at birth with its prevalence increasing throughout school years. However, early detection programs are mostly unavailable in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) where more than 80% of children with hearing loss reside. OBJECTIVE: This study investigated the feasibility of a smartphone-based hearing screening program for preschool children operated by community healthcare workers (CHWs) in community-based early childhood development (ECD) centers...
2018: Global Health Action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762167/integrated-hiv-injury-programming-an-underutilized-intersection-to-engage-young-adults-in-hiv-care-in-low-and-middle-income-countries
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Adam R Aluisio, Ashwin Palaniappan, Carey Farquhar, Michael J Mello
: Adolescents/young adults, and especially males, are high-risk key populations that have been systematically missed by HIV services in low-and middle-income countries (LMICs). Since these groups are also more likely to suffer injuries in LMICs, there are significant opportunities to engage these hard-to-reach persons via integrated HIV-injury programming provided during commonly sought acute/emergency care treatments of injuries. However, current facilities based HIV testing and treatment programs have failed to adequately capture these high-risk individuals...
May 11, 2018: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760867/knowledge-and-training-in-paediatric-medical-traumatic-stress-and-trauma-informed-care-among-emergency-medical-professionals-in-low-and-middle-income-countries
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Claire Hoysted, Franz E Babl, Nancy Kassam-Adams, Markus A Landolt, Laura Jobson, Claire Van Der Westhuizen, Sarah Curtis, Anupam B Kharbanda, Mark D Lyttle, Niccolò Parri, Rachel Stanley, Eva Alisic
Background : Provision of psychosocial care, in particular trauma-informed care, in the immediate aftermath of paediatric injury is a recommended strategy to minimize the risk of paediatric medical traumatic stress. Objective : To examine the knowledge of paediatric medical traumatic stress and perspectives on providing trauma-informed care among emergency staff working in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Method : Training status, knowledge of paediatric medical traumatic stress, attitudes towards incorporating psychosocial care and barriers experienced were assessed using an online self-report questionnaire...
2018: European Journal of Psychotraumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757315/a-multi-center-prospective-cohort-study-to-evaluate-the-effect-of-differential-pricing-and-health-systems-strengthening-on-access-to-medicines-and-management-of-hypertension-and-diabetes-in-ghana-a-study-protocol
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Linda Meta Mobula, Stephen Sarfo, Lynda Arthur, Gilbert Burnham, Jacob Plange-Rhule, Daniel Ansong, Edith Gavor, David Ofori-Adjei
Background: There is evidence to suggest that the prevalence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), in particular cardiovascular diseases and diabetes, are being recognized as forming a substantial proportion of the burden of disease among populations in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs).  Access to treatment is likely a key barrier to the control and prevention of NCD outcomes.  Differential pricing, an approach used to price drugs based on the purchasing power of patients in different socioeconomic segments, has been shown to be beneficial and leads to improved access and affordability...
February 7, 2018: Gates open research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755760/impact-of-measles-supplementary-immunisation-activities-on-utilisation-of-maternal-and-child-health-services-in-low-income-and-middle-income-countries
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Iryna Postolovska, Stéphane Helleringer, Margaret E Kruk, Stéphane Verguet
Background: Measles supplementary immunisation activities (SIAs) are an integral component of measles elimination in low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs). Despite their success in increasing vaccination coverage, there are concerns about their negative consequences on routine services. Few studies have conducted quantitative assessments of SIA impact on utilisation of health services. Methods: We analysed the impact of SIAs on utilisation of selected maternal and child health services using Demographic and Health Surveys and Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys from 28 LMICs, where at least one SIA occurred over 2000-2014...
2018: BMJ Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753354/the-development-of-the-guide-to-economic-analysis-and-research-gear-online-resource-for-low-and-middle-income-countries-health-economics-practitioners-a-commentary
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Chiaki Urai Adeagbo, Waranya Rattanavipapong, Lorna Guinness, Yot Teerawattananon
Public health authorities around the world are increasingly using economic evaluation to set priorities and inform decision making in health policy, especially in the development of health benefit packages. Nevertheless, researchers in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) encounter many barriers when conducting economic evaluations. In 2015, the Health Intervention and Technology Assessment Program identified key technical and context-specific challenges faced in conducting and using health economic evaluations in LMICs...
May 2018: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751561/factors-associated-with-physical-activity-and-sedentary-behavior-in-older-adults-from-six-low-and-middle-income-countries
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Cadeyrn J Gaskin, Liliana Orellana
Rising life expectancy in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC), coupled with the increasing burden of non-communicable diseases, accentuates the importance of generating information to support public health strategies. With this aim in mind, the purpose of this study was to identify correlates of physical activity and sedentary behavior in LMIC. We analyzed Wave 1 data (collected 2007⁻2010) from the World Health Organization’s longitudinal Study on global AGEing and adult health (SAGE), which focuses on nationally representative samples of adults aged 50 years and older from six countries (China, n = 13,157; India, n = 6560; Mexico, n = 2301; Russian Federation, n = 3763; South Africa, n = 3836; and Ghana, n = 4305)...
May 3, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747633/a-critique-of-the-uganda-district-league-table-using-a-normative-health-system-performance-assessment-framework
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Christine KirungaTashobya, Freddie Ssengooba, Juliet Nabyonga-Orem, Juliet Bataringaya, Jean Macq, Bruno Marchal, Timothy Musila, Bart Criel
BACKGROUND: In 2003 the Uganda Ministry of Health (MoH) introduced the District League Table (DLT) to track district performance. This review of the DLT is intended to add to the evidence base on Health Systems Performance Assessment (HSPA) globally, with emphasis on Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs), and provide recommendations for adjustments to the current Ugandan reality. METHODS: A normative HSPA framework was used to inform the development of a Key Informant Interview (KII) tool...
May 10, 2018: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746556/a-qualitative-study-on-perceptions-of-surgical-careers-in-rwanda-a-gender-based-approach
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Sojung Yi, Yihan Lin, Grace Kansayisa, Ainhoa Costas-Chavarri
Access to surgical care in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) remains deficient without an adequate workforce. There is limited understanding of the gender gap in surgical trainees in LMICs. In Rwanda, females fill only one of 20 positions available. Understanding surgeons' experiences and perceptions of surgical careers may help facilitate support for females to contribute to the global surgical workforce. We performed qualitative analysis on perceptions of surgical careers through semi-structured interviews of all female surgeons (n = 6) and corresponding male surgeons (n = 6) who are training or have trained at University of Rwanda...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746295/the-transition-to-dolutegravir-and-other-new-antiretrovirals-in-low-and-middle-income-countries-what-are-the-issues
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Marco Vitoria, Andrew Hill, Nathan Ford, Meg Doherty, Polly Clayden, Francois Venter, David Ripin, Charles Flexner, Paul Domanico
: There are currently approximately 16 million people taking NNRTI-based first-line treatment in low- and middle-income countries. Most of these patients are using the combination of tenofovir (TDF), lamivudine (3TC) and efavirenz (EFV). The integrase inhibitor dolutegravir (DTG) has shown an improved safety profile compared to EFV in randomised studies. DTG also has a high barrier to development of drug resistance. New co-formulated tablets with TDF/3TC/DTG are being introduced into LMICs, for a median price of $75 per person-year...
May 9, 2018: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743063/optimising-perioperative-care-for-hip-and-knee-arthroplasty-in-south-africa-a-delphi-consensus-study
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U Plenge, M B Nortje, L C Marais, J D Jordaan, R Parker, N van der Westhuizen, J F van der Merwe, J Marais, W V September, G L Davies, T Pretorius, C Solomon, P Ryan, A M Torborg, Z Farina, R Smit, C Cairns, H Shanahan, S Sombili, A Mazibuko, H R Hobbs, O S Porrill, N E Timothy, R E Siebritz, C van der Westhuizen, A J Troskie, C A Blake, L A Gray, T W Munting, H K S Steinhaus, P Rowe, J G van der Walt, R Isaacs Noordien, A Theron, B M Biccard
BACKGROUND: A structured approach to perioperative patient management based on an enhanced recovery pathway protocol facilitates early recovery and reduces morbidity in high income countries. However, in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), the feasibility of implementing enhanced recovery pathways and its influence on patient outcomes is scarcely investigated. To inform similar practice in LMICs for total hip and knee arthroplasty, it is necessary to identify potential factors for inclusion in such a programme, appropriate for LMICs...
May 9, 2018: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
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