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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150534/migration-and-cardiovascular-disease-risk-among-ghanaian-populations-in-europe-the-rodam-study-research-on-obesity-and-diabetes-among-african-migrants
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Daniel Boateng, Charles Agyemang, Erik Beune, Karlijn Meeks, Liam Smeeth, Matthias Schulze, Juliet Addo, Ama de-Graft Aikins, Cecilia Galbete, Silver Bahendeka, Ina Danquah, Peter Agyei-Baffour, Ellis Owusu-Dabo, Frank P Mockenhaupt, Joachim Spranger, Andre P Kengne, Diederick E Grobbee, Karien Stronks, Kerstin Klipstein-Grobusch
BACKGROUND: For migrant populations from sub-Saharan Africa, adverse cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors have been observed to be higher than found in their home country-based counterparts or among the host populations in high-income countries. Differences in absolute overall CVD risk, however, remain largely unexplained. We, therefore, predicted the differences in 10-year CVD risk among sub-Saharan African migrants (Ghanaians) living in 3 European cities and Ghana. METHODS AND RESULTS: For 3864 subjects aged 40 to 70 years from the multicenter RODAM study (Research on Obesity and Diabetes Among African Migrants) conducted among Ghanaian adults residing in rural and urban Ghana and 3 European cities (Amsterdam, Berlin, and London), 10-year risk of CVD was estimated using the Pooled Cohort Equations with estimates ≥7...
November 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149853/cost-of-delivering-health-care-services-at-primary-health-facilities-in-ghana
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Maxwell Ayindenaba Dalaba, Paul Welaga, Chieko Matsubara
BACKGROUND: There is limited knowledge on the cost of delivering health services at primary health care facilities in Ghana which is posing a challenge in resource allocations. This study therefore estimated the cost of providing health care in primary health care facilities such as Health Centres (HCs) and Community-based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) in Ghana. METHODS: The study was cross-sectional and quantitative data was collected from the health provider perspective...
November 17, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147107/debated-agronomy-public-discourse-and-the-future-of-biotechnology-policy-in-ghana
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Joseph A Braimah, Kilian N Atuoye, Siera Vercillo, Carrie Warring, Isaac Luginaah
This paper examines the highly contested and ongoing biotechnology (Bt) policy-making process in Ghana. We analyse media content on how Bt is viewed in the context of Ghana's parliamentary debate on the Plant Breeders Bill and within the broader public policy-making literature. This paper does not seek to take a position on Bt or the Bill, but to understand how policy actors influence the debate with political and scientific rhetoric in Ghana. The study reveals that in the midst of scientific uncertainties of Bt's potential for sustainable agriculture production and food security, policy decisions that encourage its future adoption are heavily influenced by health, scientific, economic, environmental and political factors dictated by different ideologies, values and norms...
2017: Global Bioethics, Problemi di Bioetica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146639/impact-of-informal-caregiving-on-older-adults-physical-and-mental-health-in-low-income-and-middle-income-countries-a-cross-sectional-secondary-analysis-based-on-the-who-s-study-on-global-ageing-and-adult-health-sage
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Sylvie D Lambert, Steven J Bowe, Patricia M Livingston, Leila Heckel, Selina Cook, Paul Kowal, Liliana Orellana
OBJECTIVES: A high proportion of care stemming from chronic disease or disability in low-income and middle-income countries is provided by informal caregivers. The goal of this study was to determine the level of burden experienced by these caregivers, explore associated factors and assess whether caregivers' and non-caregivers' health differed. DESIGN AND SETTING: This cross-sectional study was a secondary analysis of data on caregivers' burden, health and health risk factors in Ghana, India and the Russian Federation collected as part of the WHO's Study on global AGEing and adult health (SAGE) Wave 1...
November 15, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145411/one-shot-exogenous-interventions-increase-subsequent-coordination-in-denmark-spain-and-ghana
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Anna Lou Abatayo, Bo Jellesmark Thorsen
Everyday, we are bombarded with periodic, exogenous appeals and instructions on how to behave. How do these appeals and instructions affect subsequent coordination? Using experimental methods, we investigate how a one-time exogenous instruction affects subsequent coordination among individuals in a lab. Participants play a minimum effort game repeated 5 times under fixed matching with a one-time behavioral instruction in either the first or second round. Since coordination behavior may vary across countries, we run experiments in Denmark, Spain and Ghana, and map cross-country rankings in coordination with known national measures of fractualization, uncertainty avoidance and long-term orientation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141337/-epidemiology-of-imported-infectious-diseases-in-china-2013-2016
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Y L Wang, X Wang, R Q Ren, L Zhou, W W Tu, D X Ni, Q Li, Z J Feng, Y P Zhang
Objective: To describe the epidemic of imported infectious diseases in China between 2013 and 2016, including the kinds of infectious diseases, affected provinces, source countries and the epidemiological characteristics, and provide scientific information for the prevention and control of imported infectious diseases. Methods: Data of cases of imported infectious diseases in China from 2013 to 2016 were collected from national information reporting system of infectious diseases, Microsoft Excel 2010 and SPSS 18...
November 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140768/public-health-burden-of-hearing-impairment-and-the-promise-of-genomics-and-environmental-research-a-case-study-in-ghana-africa
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Samuel Mawuli Adadey, Gordon Awandare, Goffrey Kwabla Amedofu, Ambroise Wonkam
Hearing impairment (HI) is one of the most disabling conditions of major global health burden that contributes adversely to the social and economic development of a country, if not managed properly. A proper assessment of the nationwide burden and etiology of HI is instrumental in the prevention, treatment, and management of the condition. This article sought to perform an expert review of HI in Ghana to determine the present knowledge of its burden and possible causes of the condition. A literature search was conducted in PubMed using the following keywords: "hearing loss" OR "hearing impairment" OR "deafness" AND "Ghana...
November 2017: Omics: a Journal of Integrative Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137678/disentangling-regional-trade-agreements-trade-flows-and-tobacco-affordability-in-sub-saharan-africa
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Adriana Appau, Jeffrey Drope, Ronald Labonté, Michal Stoklosa, Raphael Lencucha
BACKGROUND: In principle, trade and investment agreements are meant to boost economic growth. However, the removal of trade barriers and the provision of investment incentives to attract foreign direct investments may facilitate increased trade in and/or more efficient production of commodities considered harmful to health such as tobacco. We analyze existing evidence on trade and investment liberalization and its relationship to tobacco trade in Sub-Saharan African countries. METHODS: We compare tobacco trading patterns to foreign direct investments made by tobacco companies...
November 14, 2017: Globalization and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137054/case-report-middle-aged-woman-from-ghana-with-unsteady-gait-and-enlarging-cerebellar-mass
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Bharat Bajantri, Sindhaghatta Venkatram, Masooma Niazi, Tushi Singh, Gilda Diaz-Fuentes
RATIONALE: Neurosarcoidosis (NS) is an uncommon manifestation of systemic sarcoidosis, with a propensity for middle-agedwomen. Often discovered only at autopsy, rates of neurologic involvement (5%-10%) reported in the literature underscore a lack of sensitivity and specificity in current diagnostic methods. PATIENT CONCERNS: Herein, we describe a 53-year-old woman who presented with gait imbalance and distal extremity muscular weakness. She was known to harbor a brain mass (4 years in duration) that was monitored and recently seemed to enlarge...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134974/differences-in-physical-physiological-and-motor-performance-traits-between-volleyball-and-basketball-athletes-in-a-university-in-ghana
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A Obour, M O Moses, B Baffour-Awuah, B Asamoah, P K Sarpong, F Osei, L G Akwa, E J Appiah
Physical, physiological and motor performance traits play substantial role in both volleyball (VB) and basketball(BB) competitions. The differences in these traits among University athletes in Ghana have not been reported. Hence, thisstudy documents and compares the physical, physiological and motor performance traits of VB and BB university athletes.Purposive sampling technique involving thirty-five university athletes (24 males and 11 females) with mean age of 21.77 ±2.03years was used. Height, weightn, waist and hip circumferences, waist to hip ratio (WHR), body mass index (BMI), heartrate (HR), systolic blood pressure (SBP) and diastolic blood pressure (DBP), shoulder muscular endurance (SME), abdominal muscular endurance (AME), left and right Arm Strength, Leg Power, Reaction time, Agility and Speed traits were measured...
June 30, 2017: Nigerian Journal of Physiological Sciences: Official Publication of the Physiological Society of Nigeria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132436/towards-fair-and-effective-north-south-collaboration-realising-a-programme-for-demand-driven-and-locally-led-research
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Maarten Olivier Kok, John Owusu Gyapong, Ivan Wolffers, David Ofori-Adjei, Elis Joost Ruitenberg
BACKGROUND: At the turn of the 90s, studies showed that health research contributed little to health and development in low- and middle-income countries because it was oriented towards international priorities and dominated by researchers from the North. A new approach to North-South collaboration was required that would support demand-driven and locally led research in the South. The aim of this study was to analyse the development and functioning of a programme for demand-driven and locally led research in Ghana that was supported by a North-South collaboration...
November 13, 2017: Health Research Policy and Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130680/country-immunization-information-system-assessments-iisas-in-kenya-2015-and-ghana-2016
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November 10, 2017: Relevé épidémiologique Hebdomadaire
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130065/metabolic-syndrome-in-apparently-healthy-ghanaian-adults-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Richard Ofori-Asenso, Akosua Adom Agyeman, Amos Laar
Background: Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a major public health problem in Sub-Saharan Africa. We systematically reviewed the literature towards estimating the prevalence of MetS among apparently "healthy" Ghanaian adults. Methods: We searched PubMed, Web of Science, Scopus, Africa Journals Online, African Index Medicus, and Google scholar as well as the websites of the Ministry of Health and Ghana Health service through September 2016. Only studies conducted among apparently "healthy" (no established disease, e...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129451/cost-effectiveness-of-maternal-gbs-immunization-in-low-income-sub-saharan-africa
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Louise B Russell, Sun-Young Kim, Ben Cosgriff, Sri Ram Pentakota, Stephanie J Schrag, Ajoke Sobanjo-Ter Meulen, Jennifer R Verani, Anushua Sinha
BACKGROUND: A maternal group B streptococcal (GBS) vaccine could prevent neonatal sepsis and meningitis. Its cost-effectiveness in low-income sub-Saharan Africa, a high burden region, is unknown. METHODS: We used a decision tree model, with Markov nodes to project infants' lifetimes, to compare maternal immunization delivered through routine antenatal care with no immunization. 37 countries were clustered on the basis of economic and health resources and past public health performance...
November 9, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128848/antimalarial-activity-of-malaria-box-compounds-against-plasmodium-falciparum-clinical-isolates
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Jersley D Chirawurah, Felix Ansah, Prince B Nyarko, Samuel Duodu, Yaw Aniweh, Gordon A Awandare
Malaria remains a major cause of childhood deaths in resource-limited settings. In the absence of an effective vaccine, drugs and other interventions have played very significant roles in combating the scourge of malaria. The recent reports of resistance to artemisinin necessitate the need for new antimalarial drugs with novel mechanisms of action. Towards the development of new, affordable and easily accessible antimalarial drugs for endemic regions, the Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV) assembled a total of 400 active antimalarial compounds called the Malaria Box...
October 16, 2017: International Journal for Parasitology, Drugs and Drug Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122246/nurses-knowledge-clinical-practice-and-attitude-towards-unconventional-medicine-implications-for-intercultural-healthcare
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Razak Mohammed Gyasi, Kabila Abass, Samuel Adu-Gyamfi, Burnett Tetteh Accam
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this hospital-based, cross-sectional study was to examine nurses' knowledge, personal and professional practices and attitude towards complementary and alternative medical therapies in urban Ghana. METHOD: Using convenience sampling technique, cross-sectional data were collected from 210 registered and practicing nurses with self-administered questionnaire based on the Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Health Belief Questionnaire (CHBQ)...
November 2017: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121004/country-immunization-information-system-assessments-kenya-2015-and-ghana-2016
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Colleen Scott, Kristie E N Clarke, Jan Grevendonk, Samantha B Dolan, Hussein Osman Ahmed, Peter Kamau, Peter Aswani Ademba, Lynda Osadebe, George Bonsu, Joseph Opare, Stanley Diamenu, Gregory Amenuvegbe, Pamela Quaye, Fred Osei-Sarpong, Francis Abotsi, Joseph Dwomor Ankrah, Adam MacNeil
The collection, analysis, and use of data to measure and improve immunization program performance are priorities for the World Health Organization (WHO), global partners, and national immunization programs (NIPs). High quality data are essential for evidence-based decision-making to support successful NIPs. Consistent recording and reporting practices, optimal access to and use of health information systems, and rigorous interpretation and use of data for decision-making are characteristics of high-quality immunization information systems...
November 10, 2017: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119453/neighborhood-structural-differences-and-women-s-mental-health-an-empirical-study-in-accra-ghana
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Elijah Bisung, Joseph Kangmennaang, Isaac Luginaah
PURPOSE: This study explores the relationships between neighborhood structural differences such as socioeconomic status (SES), income inequality, and ethnic diversity on women's mental health in Accra, Ghana. METHODS: The study used secondary data from the 2009 Women Health Survey Accra II, linked with the 2010 sub-metro level census figures on income inequality. The analytical sample consists of 2814 women nested within 195 enumeration areas (clusters) in the Accra Metropolitan Area (AMA)...
November 8, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119035/discordant-hiv-test-results-implications-on-perinatal-and-haemotransfusion-screening-for-hiv-infection-cape-coast-ghana
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Ato Kwamena Tetteh, Edward Agyarko
Screening results of 488 pregnant women aged 15-44 years whose blood samples had been tested on-site, using First Response® HIV 1/2, and confirmed with INNO-LIA™ HIV I/II Score were used. Of this total, 178 were reactive (HIV I, 154; HIV II, 2; and HIV I and HIV II, 22). Of the 154 HIV I-reactive samples, 104 were confirmed to be HIV I-positive and 2 were confirmed to be HIV II-positive, while 48 were confirmed to be negative [false positive rate = 17.44% (13.56-21.32)]. The two HIV II samples submitted were confirmed to be negative with the confirmatory test...
2017: Journal of Sexually Transmitted Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117264/obesity-and-the-burden-of-health-risks-among-the-elderly-in-ghana-a-population-study
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Godfred O Boateng, Ellis A Adams, Mavis Odei Boateng, Isaac N Luginaah, Mary-Margaret Taabazuing
BACKGROUND: The causes and health risks associated with obesity in young people have been extensively documented, but elderly obesity is less well understood, especially in sub-Saharan Africa. This study examines the relationship between obesity and the risk of chronic diseases, cognitive impairment, and functional disability among the elderly in Ghana. It highlights the social and cultural dimensions of elderly obesity and discusses the implications of related health risks using a socio-ecological model...
2017: PloS One
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