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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742848/indicators-to-measure-risk-of-disaster-associated-with-drought-implications-for-the-health-sector
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Aderita Sena, Kristie L Ebi, Carlos Freitas, Carlos Corvalan, Christovam Barcellos
INTRODUCTION: Brazil has a large semiarid region, which covers part of 9 states, over 20% of the 5565 municipalities in the country and at 22.5 million persons, 12% of the country's population. This region experiences recurrent and extended droughts and is characterized by low economic development, scarcity of natural resources including water, and difficult agricultural and livestock production. Local governments and communities need easily obtainable tools to aid their decision making process in managing risks associated with drought...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727757/development-of-organic-fertilizers-from-food-market-waste-and-urban-gardening-by-composting-in-ecuador
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J Jara-Samaniego, M D Pérez-Murcia, M A Bustamante, C Paredes, A Pérez-Espinosa, I Gavilanes-Terán, M López, F C Marhuenda-Egea, H Brito, R Moral
Currently, the management of urban waste streams in developing countries is not optimized yet, and in many cases these wastes are disposed untreated in open dumps. This fact causes serious environmental and health problems due to the presence of contaminants and pathogens. Frequently, the use of specific low-cost strategies reduces the total amount of wastes. These strategies are mainly associated to the identification, separate collection and composting of specific organic waste streams, such as vegetable and fruit refuses from food markets and urban gardening activities...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724817/real-world-evidence-of-safety-profile-of-intravitreal-bevacizumab-avastin-in-an-indian-scenario
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Prashant Jain, Jay Sheth, Giridhar Anantharaman, Mahesh Gopalakrishnan
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the safety profile of intravitreal bevacizumab (Avastin) as an off-label pharmacotherapeutic agent for various ocular conditions. METHODS: Retrospective analysis was carried out on 3806 injections of 1761 patients that were administered with intravitreal bevacizumab injection at a tertiary eye care center in India. The injections were administered on a pro re nata basis for various indications such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic macular edema (DME), and retinal vein occlusion (RVO)...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721199/evidence-informed-capacity-building-for-setting-health-priorities-in-low-and-middle-income-countries-a-framework-and-recommendations-for-further-research
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Ryan Li, Francis Ruiz, Anthony J Culyer, Kalipso Chalkidou, Karen J Hofman
Priority-setting in health is risky and challenging, particularly in resource-constrained settings. It is not simply a narrow technical exercise, and involves the mobilisation of a wide range of capacities among stakeholders - not only the technical capacity to "do" research in economic evaluations. Using the Individuals, Nodes, Networks and Environment (INNE) framework, we identify those stakeholders, whose capacity needs will vary along the evidence-to-policy continuum. Policymakers and healthcare managers require the capacity to commission and use relevant evidence (including evidence of clinical and cost-effectiveness, and of social values); academics need to understand and respond to decision-makers' needs to produce relevant research...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720133/developing-a-questionnaire-to-determine-the-impact-of-self-management-in-diabetes-giving-people-with-diabetes-a-voice
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J Carlton, J Elliott, D Rowen, K Stevens, H Basarir, K Meadows, J Brazier
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of diabetes mellitus (DM) is increasing dramatically, placing considerable financial burden on the healthcare budget of each country. Patient self-management is crucial for the control of blood glucose, which largely determines the chances of developing diabetes-related complications. Self-management interventions vary widely, and a method is required for assessing the impact of self-management. This paper describes the development of a questionnaire intended for use to measure the impact of self-management in diabetes...
July 18, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715054/sustainability-of-prevention-practices-at-the-workplace-safety-simplification-productivity-and-effectiveness
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A Messineo, M S Cattaruzza, C Prestigiacomo, F Giordano, L T Marsella
Traditional full-time employment has evolved into various types of occupational situations, and, nowadays, new work organization strategies have been developed. Previously overlooked risk factors have emerged, such as traffic accidents while commuting or during work hours, poor work organization, and detrimental lifestyles (like alcohol and substance abuse, although recent statistics seem to show a declining trend for the latter). The global scenario shows greater attention to occupational risks, but also, to the reduced degree of protection...
September 2017: Annali di Igiene: Medicina Preventiva e di Comunità
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713265/a-comparison-of-reimbursement-recommendations-by-european-hta-agencies-is-there-opportunity-for-further-alignment
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Nicola Allen, Lawrence Liberti, Stuart R Walker, Sam Salek
Introduction: In Europe and beyond, the rising costs of healthcare and limited healthcare resources have resulted in the implementation of health technology assessment (HTA) to inform health policy and reimbursement decision-making. European legislation has provided a harmonized route for the regulatory process with the European Medicines Agency, but reimbursement decision-making still remains the responsibility of each country. There is a recognized need to move toward a more objective and collaborative reimbursement environment for new medicines in Europe...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710823/the-african-swine-fever-epidemic-in-west-africa-1996-2002
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A-A Brown, M L Penrith, F O Fasina, D Beltran-Alcrudo
African swine fever (ASF) is a contagious, highly fatal, haemorrhagic viral disease that only affects members of the Suidae family. Currently, no vaccine or treatment exists, so the disease has potentially devastating consequences for the pig industries, availability of affordable protein livelihoods and trade. This study aimed to consolidate historical information generated by working towards the control and eradication of ASF in previously unaffected countries in West Africa during 1996-2002. This descriptive analysis entailed the evaluation and review of archived records and reports of outbreaks, data from veterinary services, veterinary consultants and peer-reviewed publications...
July 14, 2017: Transboundary and Emerging Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707110/what-factors-are-associated-with-90-day-episode-of-care-payments-for-younger-patients-with-total-joint-arthroplasty
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Shweta Pathak, Cecilia M Ganduglia, Samir S Awad, Wenyaw Chan, John M Swint, Robert O Morgan
BACKGROUND: Total joint arthroplasty (TJA) has been identified as a procedure with substantial variations in inpatient and postacute care payments. Most studies in this area have focused primarily on the Medicare population and rarely have characterized the younger commercially insured populations. Understanding the inpatient and postdischarge care service-component differences across 90-day episodes of care and factors associated with payments for younger patients is crucial for successful implementation of bundled payments in TJA in non-Medicare populations...
July 13, 2017: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702308/pneumococcal-conjugate-vaccine-implementation-in-middle-income-countries
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REVIEW
Serena Tricarico, Hannah C McNeil, David W Cleary, Michael G Head, Victor Lim, Ivan Kok Seng Yap, Chong Chun Wie, Cheng Siang Tan, Mohd Nor Norazmi, Ismail Aziah, Eddy Seong Guan Cheah, Saul N Faust, Johanna M C Jefferies, Paul J Roderick, Michael Moore, Ho Ming Yuen, Marie-Louise Newell, Nuala McGrath, C Patrick Doncaster, Alex R Kraaijeveld, Jeremy S Webb, Stuart C Clarke
BACKGROUND: Since 2000, the widespread adoption of pneumococcal conjugate vaccines (PCVs) has had a major impact in the prevention of pneumonia. Limited access to international financial support means some middle-income countries (MICs) are trailing in the widespread use of PCVs. We review the status of PCV implementation, and discuss any needs and gaps related to low levels of PCV implementation in MICs, with analysis of possible solutions to strengthen the PCV implementation process in MICs...
2017: Pneumonia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687183/new-decision-making-processes-for-the-pricing-of-health-technologies-in-japan-the-fy-2016-2017-pilot-phase-for-the-introduction-of-economic-evaluations
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Takeru Shiroiwa, Takashi Fukuda, Shunya Ikeda, Tomoyuki Takura
Economic evaluation is used for decision-making processes in healthcare technologies in many developed countries. In Japan, no health economic data have been requested for drugs, medical devices, and interventions till date. However, economic evaluation is gradually gaining importance, and a trial implementation of the cost-effectiveness evaluation of drugs and medical devices has begun. Discussions on economic evaluation began in May 2012 within a newly established sub-committee of the Chuikyo, referred to as the "Special Committee on Cost Effectiveness...
June 23, 2017: Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686700/rates-of-return-to-sorghum-and-millet-research-investments-a-meta-analysis
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Yacob A Zereyesus, Timothy J Dalton
Sorghum and millet grow in some of the most heterogeneous and austere agroecologies around the world. These crops are amongst the top five cereal sources of food and feed. Yet, few studies document the impact of sorghum and millet genetic enhancement. The Internal Rate of Return (ROR) is one of the most popular metrics used to measure the economic return on investment on agricultural research and development (R&D). This study conducted a meta-analysis of 59 sorghum and millet ROR estimates obtained from 25 sources published between 1958 and 2015...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686558/-psychiatric-specialty-training-in-greece-comparative-analysis-of-educational-programs-2000-vs-2014
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M Margariti, Ch Papageorgiou
Modern educational programs for specialization in psychiatry should follow the developments in psychiatric science, both in the part of acquired knowledge about mental disorders and their treatment, as well as in the part of clinical practice in the diverse spectrum of modern psychiatric services. In Greece, the institutional framework for psychiatric training during specialization has yet to modernize and conform to European standards. For the moment, it is covered by a 1994 Presidential Decree, which briefly describes the time of specialization in psychiatry and the duration of clinical practice in the relevant educational subjects...
April 2017: Psychiatrikē, Psychiatriki
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674015/limits-of-brazil-s-forest-code-as-a-means-to-end-illegal-deforestation
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Andrea A Azevedo, Raoni Rajão, Marcelo A Costa, Marcelo C C Stabile, Marcia N Macedo, Tiago N P Dos Reis, Ane Alencar, Britaldo S Soares-Filho, Rayane Pacheco
The 2012 Brazilian Forest Code governs the fate of forests and savannas on Brazil's 394 Mha of privately owned lands. The government claims that a new national land registry (SICAR), introduced under the revised law, could end illegal deforestation by greatly reducing the cost of monitoring, enforcement, and compliance. This study evaluates that potential, using data from state-level land registries (CAR) in Pará and Mato Grosso that were precursors of SICAR. Using geospatial analyses and stakeholder interviews, we quantify the impact of CAR on deforestation and forest restoration, investigating how landowners adjust their behaviors over time...
July 3, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673344/the-association-of-health-insurance-with-institutional-delivery-and-access-to-skilled-birth-attendants-evidence-from-the-kenya-demographic-and-health-survey-2008-09
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Lawrence P O Were, Edwin Were, Richard Wamai, Joseph Hogan, Omar Galarraga
BACKGROUND: Healthcare financing through health insurance is gaining traction as developing countries strive to achieve universal health coverage and address the limited access to critical health services for specific populations including pregnant women and their children. However, these reforms are taking place despite limited evaluation of impact of health insurance on maternal health in developing countries including Kenya. In this study we evaluate the association of health insurance with access and utilization of obstetric delivery health services for pregnant women in Kenya...
July 3, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670710/non-steroidal-anti-inflammatory-drugs-versus-corticosteroids-for-controlling-inflammation-after-uncomplicated-cataract-surgery
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REVIEW
Viral V Juthani, Elizabeth Clearfield, Roy S Chuck
BACKGROUND: Cataract is a leading cause of blindness worldwide. Cataract surgery is commonly performed but can result in postoperative inflammation of the eye. Inadequately controlled inflammation increases the risk of complications. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and corticosteroids are used to prevent and reduce inflammation following cataract surgery, but these two drug classes work by different mechanisms. Corticosteroids are effective, but NSAIDs may provide an additional benefit to reduce inflammation when given in combination with corticosteroids...
July 3, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669281/the-global-cancer-burden-and-human-development-a-review
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Miranda M Fidler, Freddie Bray, Isabelle Soerjomataram
AIMS: This review examines the links between human development and cancer overall and for specific types of cancer, as well as cancer-related risk-factors and outcomes, such as disability and life expectancy. METHODS: To assess human development, the Human Development Index was utilized continuously and according to four levels (low, medium, high, very high), where the low and very high categories include the least and most developed countries, respectively. All studies that assessed aspects of the global cancer burden using this measure were reviewed...
June 1, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664696/human-health-cost-of-hydrogen-sulfide-air-pollution-from-an-oil-and-gas-field
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Dinara Kenessary, Almas Kenessary, Ussen Ismailovich Kenessariyev, Konrad Juszkiewicz, Meiram Kazievich Amrin, Aya Eralovna Erzhanova
<b>Introduction and objective.</b> The Karachaganak oil and gas condensate field (KOGCF), one of the largest in the world, located in the Republic of Kazakhstan (RoK) in Central Asia, is surrounded by 10 settlements with a total population of 9,000 people. Approximately73% of this population constantly mention a specific odour of rotten eggs in the air, typical for hydrogen sulfide (H<sub>2</sub>S) emissions, and the occurrence of low-level concentrations of hydrogen sulfide around certain industrial installations (esp...
June 8, 2017: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine: AAEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658817/salient-features-of-a-proposed-adolescent-health-policy-draft-for-india
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Janmejaya Samal, Ranjit Kumar Dehury
India is one of the most populous countries in the world. The adolescent population in India constitutes about one fifth of the total Indian population. Adolescent phase is a transitional phase in life and the adolescents are neither child nor adult at this stage and are full of energy, have significant drive and new ideas. The relatively lower death rate and relatively good health status of the adolescents has always been a misleading measure to adolescent health and thus given lesser priorities. In order to respond effectively to the needs of adolescent health and development, it is important to place adolescence in a life-span perspective within dynamic sociological, cultural and economic realities...
May 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648311/mapping-sri-lankan-eq-5d-3l-to-eq-5d-5l-value-sets
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Sanjeewa Kularatna, Gang Chen, Josh Byrnes, Paul A Scuffham
OBJECTIVES: Quality-adjusted life-years are the common outcome measure in contemporary economic evaluations in health care. Due to the limitations of the sensitivity of the EQ-5D-3L in specific disease conditions, the EuroQoL group has developed a new EQ-5D-5L classification system with 3,125 health states. This study estimated the Sri Lankan value set for the EQ-5D-5L using a crosswalk methodology. METHODS: The EuroQoL group had developed a crosswalk methods to obtain interim value set for the EQ-5D-5L health states using available EQ-5D-3L values...
May 2017: Value in Health Regional Issues
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