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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29434331/prevalence-of-depression-in-the-community-from-30-countries-between-1994-and-2014
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Grace Y Lim, Wilson W Tam, Yanxia Lu, Cyrus S Ho, Melvyn W Zhang, Roger C Ho
The prevalence of depression may be affected by changes in psychiatric practices and the availability of online mental health information in the past two decades. This study aimed to evaluate the aggregate prevalence of depression in communities from different countries between 1994 and 2014 and to explore the variations in prevalence stratified by geographical, methodological and socio-economic factors. A total of 90 studies were identified and met the inclusion criteria (n = 1,112,573 adults) with 68 studies on single point prevalence, 9 studies on one-year prevalence, and 13 studies on lifetime prevalence of depression...
February 12, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29434004/a-systematic-review-of-adolescent-girl-program-implementation-in-low-and-middle-income-countries-evidence-gaps-and-insights
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REVIEW
Nicole A Haberland, Katharine J McCarthy, Martha Brady
Increasing attention to adolescent girls has generated an abundance of programs and a growing body of research on adolescent girls in low- and middle-income countries. Despite this, questions remain about what implementation approaches in program design are most effective, hindering efficient resource allocation, program scale-up, and replication across settings. To address these questions, we conducted a systematic review to identify lessons learned and gaps in the evidence base. We searched four electronic databases to identify studies published between 1990 and 2014 that evaluated health, social, and/or economic development programs targeting adolescent girls in low- and middle-income countries...
February 9, 2018: Journal of Adolescent Health: Official Publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29416183/the-implementation-of-the-strategy-europe-2020-objectives-in-european-union-countries-the-concept-analysis-and-statistical-evaluation
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Małgorzata Stec, Mariola Grzebyk
The European Union (EU), striving to create economic dominance on the global market, has prepared a comprehensive development programme, which initially was the Lisbon Strategy and then the Strategy Europe 2020. The attainment of the strategic goals included in the prospective development programmes shall transform the EU into the most competitive economy in the world based on knowledge. This paper presents a statistical evaluation of progress being made by EU member states in meeting Europe 2020. For the basis of the assessment, the authors proposed a general synthetic measure in dynamic terms, which allows to objectively compare EU member states by 10 major statistical indicators...
2018: Quality & Quantity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29415748/an-ethnobotanical-study-in-midyat-turkey-a-city-on-the-silk-road-where-cultures-meet
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Ali Akgul, Ayfer Akgul, Serdar G Senol, Hasan Yildirim, Ozcan Secmen, Yunus Dogan
BACKGROUND: Studies of ethnobotanical usages in south-eastern Turkey are rare. To widen this field of knowledge, we conducted an ethnobotanical study in Midyat (Mardin Province), Turkey. METHODS: The field study was completed during three years (2007-2010). Our aim was to document the ethnobotanical uses of local plants and to make an ethnobotanical inventory of uncommon plants using qualitative interviews. RESULTS: During field studies, 368 voucher specimens were collected in the investigated area...
February 7, 2018: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29408187/an-innovative-approach-to-address-homelessness-in-regional-australia-participant-evaluation-of-a-co-payment-model
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S Jacups, B Rogerson, I Kinchin
OBJECTIVES: Homelessness is not only about lack of secure housing, it is sometimes caused by simple reasons such as lack of money to travel home. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether the participant co-funded assistance program ('Return to Country' [R2C]), when offered to low socio-economic individuals experiencing homelessness, represented an effective use of scarce resources. STUDY DESIGN: In northern Australia, a remote and sparsely populated area, Indigenous persons who travel to regional centres cannot always afford airfares home; they therefore become stranded away from their 'country' leading to rapidly deteriorating health, isolation and separation from family and kin...
January 24, 2018: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29402314/identifying-priority-technical-and-context-specific-issues-in-improving-the-conduct-reporting-and-use-of-health-economic-evaluation-in-low-and-middle-income-countries
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Alia Luz, Benjarin Santatiwongchai, Juntana Pattanaphesaj, Yot Teerawattananon
BACKGROUND: The use of economic evaluation in healthcare policies and decision-making, which is limited in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), might be promoted through the improvement of the conduct and reporting of studies. Although the literature indicates that there are many issues affecting the conduct, reporting and use of this evidence, it is unclear which factors should be prioritised in finding solutions. This study aims to identify the top priority issues that impede the conduct, reporting and use of economic evaluation as well as potential solutions as an input for future research topics by the international Decision Support Initiative and other movements...
February 5, 2018: Health Research Policy and Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29397917/-economic-analysis-of-multinational-clinical-trials-in-oncology
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REVIEW
Catherine Lejeune, Béranger Lueza, Julia Bonastre
In oncology, as in other fields of medicine, international multicentre clinical trials came into being so as to include a sufficient number of subjects to investigate a clinical situation. The existence of tight budgetary constraints and the desire to make the best use of the resources available have resulted in the development of economic evaluations associated with these trials, which, thanks to their level of evidence and their size, provide particularly relevant material. Nonetheless, economic evaluations alongside international clinical trials raise specific questions of methodology with regard to both the design and the analysis of the results...
February 1, 2018: Bulletin du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29395269/global-surveillance-of-trends-in-cancer-survival-2000-14-concord-3-analysis-of-individual-records-for-37%C3%A2-513%C3%A2-025-patients-diagnosed-with-one-of-18-cancers-from-322-population-based-registries-in-71-countries
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Claudia Allemani, Tomohiro Matsuda, Veronica Di Carlo, Rhea Harewood, Melissa Matz, Maja Nikšić, Audrey Bonaventure, Mikhail Valkov, Christopher J Johnson, Jacques Estève, Olufemi J Ogunbiyi, Gulnar Azevedo E Silva, Wan-Qing Chen, Sultan Eser, Gerda Engholm, Charles A Stiller, Alain Monnereau, Ryan R Woods, Otto Visser, Gek Hsiang Lim, Joanne Aitken, Hannah K Weir, Michel P Coleman
BACKGROUND: In 2015, the second cycle of the CONCORD programme established global surveillance of cancer survival as a metric of the effectiveness of health systems and to inform global policy on cancer control. CONCORD-3 updates the worldwide surveillance of cancer survival to 2014. METHODS: CONCORD-3 includes individual records for 37·5 million patients diagnosed with cancer during the 15-year period 2000-14. Data were provided by 322 population-based cancer registries in 71 countries and territories, 47 of which provided data with 100% population coverage...
January 30, 2018: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29392552/a-decision-analytic-model-to-assess-the-cost-effectiveness-of-etelcalcetide-vs-cinacalcet
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Björn Stollenwerk, Sergio Iannazzo, Ron Akehurst, Michael Adena, Andrew Briggs, Bastian Dehmel, Patrick Parfrey, Vasily Belozeroff
INTRODUCTION: Etelcalcetide is a novel intravenous calcimimetic for the treatment of secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT) in haemodialysis patients. The clinical efficacy and safety of etelcalcetide (in addition to phosphate binders and vitamin D and/or analogues [PB/VD]) was evaluated in three phase III studies, including two placebo-controlled trials and a head-to-head study versus the oral calcimimetic cinacalcet. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to develop a decision-analytic model for economic evaluation of etelcalcetide compared with cinacalcet...
February 2, 2018: PharmacoEconomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29389542/tranexamic-acid-for-treatment-of-women-with-post-partum-haemorrhage-in-nigeria-and-pakistan-a-cost-effectiveness-analysis-of-data-from-the-woman-trial
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Bernadette Li, Alec Miners, Haleema Shakur, Ian Roberts
BACKGROUND: Sub-Saharan Africa and southern Asia account for almost 85% of global maternal deaths from post-partum haemorrhage. Early administration of tranexamic acid, within 3 h of giving birth, was shown to reduce the risk of death due to bleeding in women with post-partum haemorrhage in the World Maternal Antifibrinolytic (WOMAN) trial. We aimed to assess the cost-effectiveness of early administration of tranexamic acid for treatment of post-partum haemorrhage. METHODS: For this economic evaluation we developed a decision model to assess the cost-effectiveness of the addition of tranexamic acid to usual care for treatment of women with post-partum haemorrhage in Nigeria and Pakistan...
February 2018: Lancet Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29383667/european-practice-for-cdi-treatment
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Fidelma Fitzpatrick, Mairead Skally, Melissa Brady, Karen Burns, Christopher Rooney, Mark H Wilcox
Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) remains a significant cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Historically, two antibiotics (metronidazole and vancomycin) and a recent third (fidaxomicin) have been used routinely for CDI treatment; convincing data are now available showing that metronidazole is the least efficacious agent. The European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases CDI treatment guidelines outline the treatment options for a variety of CDI clinical scenarios, including use of the more traditional anti-CDI therapies (e...
2018: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29380407/who-global-consultation-on-public-health-intervention-against-early-childhood-caries
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Prathip Phantumvanit, Yuka Makino, Hiroshi Ogawa, Andrew Rugg-Gunn, Paula Moynihan, Poul Erik Petersen, Wendell Evans, Carlos Alberto Feldens, Edward Lo, Mohammad H Khoshnevisan, Ramon Baez, Benoit Varenne, Tippanart Vichayanrat, Yupin Songpaisan, Margaret Woodward, Siriruk Nakornchai, Chantana Ungchusak
Early Childhood Caries (ECC) is prevalent around the world, but in particular the disease is growing rapidly in low- and middle-income countries in parallel with changing diet and lifestyles. In many countries, ECC is often left untreated, a condition which leads to pain and adversely affects general health, growth and development, and quality of life of children, their families and their communities. Importantly, ECC is also a global public health burden, medically, socially and economically. In many countries, a substantial number of children require general anaesthesia for the treatment of caries in their primary teeth (usually extractions), and this has considerable cost and social implications...
January 30, 2018: Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29368021/access-to-safe-timely-and-affordable-surgical-care-in-uganda-a-stratified-randomized-evaluation-of-nationwide-public-sector-surgical-capacity-and-core-surgical-indicators
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Katherine Albutt, Maria Punchak, Peter Kayima, Didacus B Namanya, Geoffrey A Anderson, Mark G Shrime
BACKGROUND: Access to safe surgery is critical to health, welfare, and economic development. In 2015, the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery recommended that all countries collect surgical indicators to lend insight into improving surgical care. No nationwide high-quality data exist for these metrics in Uganda. METHODS: A standardized quantitative hospital assessment and a semi-structured interview were administered to key stakeholders at 17 randomly selected public hospitals...
January 24, 2018: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29347916/cost-effectiveness-of-prostate-cancer-screening-a-systematic-review-of-decision-analytical-models
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Sabina Sanghera, Joanna Coast, Richard M Martin, Jenny L Donovan, Syed Mohiuddin
BACKGROUND: There is ongoing debate about the harms and benefits of a national prostate cancer screening programme. Several model-based cost-effectiveness analyses have been developed to determine whether the benefits of prostate cancer screening outweigh the costs and harms caused by over-detection and over-treatment, and the different approaches may impact results. METHODS: To identify models of prostate cancer used to assess the cost-effectiveness of prostate cancer screening strategies, a systematic review of articles published since 2006 was conducted using the NHS Economic Evaluation Database, Medline, EMBASE and HTA databases...
January 18, 2018: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343308/invited-review-genomic-selection-for-small-ruminants-in-developed-countries-how-applicable-for-the-rest-of-the-world
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R Mrode, G M Tarekegn, J M Mwacharo, A Djikeng
Improved management and use of estimated breeding values in breeding programmes, have resulted in rapid genetic progress for small ruminants (SR) in Europe and other developed countries. The development of single nucleotide polymorphisms chips opened opportunities for genomic selection (GS) in SR in these countries. Initially focused on production traits (growth and milk), GS has been extended to functional traits (reproductive performance, disease resistance and meat quality). The GS systems have been characterized by smaller reference populations compared with those of dairy cattle and consisting mostly of cross- or multi-breed populations...
January 18, 2018: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333660/interventions-to-increase-attendance-for-diabetic-retinopathy-screening
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REVIEW
John G Lawrenson, Ella Graham-Rowe, Fabiana Lorencatto, Jennifer Burr, Catey Bunce, Jillian J Francis, Patricia Aluko, Stephen Rice, Luke Vale, Tunde Peto, Justin Presseau, Noah Ivers, Jeremy M Grimshaw
BACKGROUND: Despite evidence supporting the effectiveness of diabetic retinopathy screening (DRS) in reducing the risk of sight loss, attendance for screening is consistently below recommended levels. OBJECTIVES: The primary objective of the review was to assess the effectiveness of quality improvement (QI) interventions that seek to increase attendance for DRS in people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes.Secondary objectives were:To use validated taxonomies of QI intervention strategies and behaviour change techniques (BCTs) to code the description of interventions in the included studies and determine whether interventions that include particular QI strategies or component BCTs are more effective in increasing screening attendance;To explore heterogeneity in effect size within and between studies to identify potential explanatory factors for variability in effect size;To explore differential effects in subgroups to provide information on how equity of screening attendance could be improved;To critically appraise and summarise current evidence on the resource use, costs and cost effectiveness...
January 15, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331471/symposium-review-novel-strategies-to-genetically-improve-mastitis-resistance-in-dairy-cattle
#17
P Martin, H W Barkema, L F Brito, S G Narayana, F Miglior
Mastitis is a disease of major economic importance to the dairy cattle sector because of the high incidence of clinical mastitis and prevalence of subclinical mastitis and, consequently, the costs associated with treatment, production losses, and reduced animal welfare. Disease-recording systems compiling data from a large number of farms are still not widely implemented around the world; thus, selection for mastitis resistance is often based on genetically correlated indicator traits such as somatic cell count (SCC), udder depth, and fore udder attachment...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322597/the-implementation-of-a-successful-medication-safety-program-in-a-primary-care
#18
Hanan Khalil, Sarah Lee
RATIONALE, AIMS, AND OBJECTIVES: Improving patient safety is now a government priority in many economically developed and underdeveloped countries. Various medication safety interventions and programs that have been described in the literature focus on hospital settings, and only very few studies report on the implementation of such interventions in primary care. The main objectives of this study were firstly to describe the steps involved for the successful implementation of a medication safety program in primary care in rural Australia and secondly to report on its evaluation and provide recommendations for future initiatives...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322097/toward-a-leading-indicator-of-catastrophic-shifts-in-complex-systems-assessing-changing-conditions-in-nation-states
#19
Leisha Vance, Tarsha Eason, Heriberto Cabezas, Michael E Gorman
The 20th century was characterized by substantial change on a global scale. There were multiple wars and unrest, social and political transitions, technological innovation and widespread development that impacted every corner of the earth. In order to assess the sustainability implications of these changes, we conducted a study of three advanced nations particularly affected during this time: France, Germany and the United States (USA). All three nation states withstood these changes and yet continued to thrive, which speaks to their resilience...
December 2017: Heliyon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319723/characteristics-and-outcomes-of-intensive-care-unit-survivors-experience-of-a-multidisciplinary-outpatient-clinic-in-a-teaching-hospital
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Péricles A D Duarte, Jaquilene Barreto Costa, Silvana Trilo Duarte, Sheila Taba, Claudia Regina Felicetti Lordani, Erica Fernanda Osaku, Claudia Rejane Lima Macedo Costa, Dalas Cristina Miglioranza, Daniela Prochnow Gund, Amaury Cesar Jorge
OBJECTIVES: To describe the experience of an outpatient clinic with the multidisciplinary evaluation of intensive care unit survivors and to analyze their social, psychological, and physical characteristics in a low-income population and a developing country. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study. Adult survivors from a general intensive care unit were evaluated three months after discharge in a post-intensive care unit outpatient multidisciplinary clinic over a period of 6 years (2008-2014) in a University Hospital in southern Brazil...
December 2017: Clinics
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