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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207328/socioeconomic-determinants-of-sodium-intake-in-adult-populations-of-high-income-countries-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Carlos de Mestral, Ana-Lucia Mayén, Dusan Petrovic, Pedro Marques-Vidal, Murielle Bochud, Silvia Stringhini
BACKGROUND: A poorer quality diet among individuals with low socioeconomic status (SES) may partly explain the higher burden of noncommunicable disease among disadvantaged populations. Because there is a link between sodium intake and noncommunicable diseases, we systematically reviewed the current evidence on the social patterning of sodium intake. OBJECTIVES: To conduct a systematic review and a meta-analysis of the evidence on the association between SES and sodium intake in healthy adult populations of high-income countries...
February 16, 2017: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204947/an-empirical-assessment-of-the-relationship-between-official-development-aid-and-child-mortality-2000-2015
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Taylor Fahy Winkleman, Grace Bagwell Adams
OBJECTIVES: To analyze the effect of Official Development Aid (ODA) dollars on child mortality over the course of the United Nation's Millennium Development Goals initiative. METHODS: The relationship between child mortality and Official Development Aid over the duration of the Millennium Development Goals (2000-2015) is examined here using a longitudinal panel of country-level data from the World Bank and the United Nations. An Ordinary Least Squares regression approach was used with country-level fixed effects...
February 15, 2017: International Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199042/global-effects-of-income-and-income-inequality-on-adult-height-and-sexual-dimorphism-in-height
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Barry Bogin, Christiane Scheffler, Michael Hermanussen
OBJECTIVES: Average adult height of a population is considered a biomarker of the quality of the health environment and economic conditions. The causal relationships between height and income inequality are not well understood. We analyze data from 169 countries for national average heights of men and women and national-level economic factors to test two hypotheses: (1) income inequality has a greater association with average adult height than does absolute income; and (2) neither income nor income inequality has an effect on sexual dimorphism in height...
February 15, 2017: American Journal of Human Biology: the Official Journal of the Human Biology Council
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188120/suicide-rate-in-relation-to-the-human-development-index-and-other-health-related-factors-a-global-ecological-study-from-91-countries
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Salman Khazaei, Vajihe Armanmehr, Shahrzad Nematollahi, Shahab Rezaeian, Somayeh Khazaei
There has been no worldwide ecological study on suicide as a global major public health problem. This study aimed to identify the variations in suicide specific rates using the Human Development Index (HDI) and some health related variables among countries around the world. In this ecological study, we obtained the data from the World Bank Report 2013. The analysis was restricted to 91 countries for which both the epidemiologic data from the suicide rates and HDI were available. Overall, the global prevalence of suicide rate was 10...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Epidemiology and Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187906/narrating-health-and-scarcity-guyanese-healthcare-workers-development-reformers-and-sacrifice-as-solution-from-socialist-to-neoliberal-governance
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Alexis Walker
In oral history interviews, Guyanese healthcare workers emphasize continuity in public health governance throughout the late twentieth century, despite major shifts in broader systems of governance during this period. I argue that these healthcare workers' recollections reflect long-term scarcities and the discourses through which both socialist politicians and neoliberal reformers have narrated them. I highlight the striking similarities in discourses of responsibility and efficiency advanced by socialist politicians in 1970s Guyana and by World Bank representatives designing the country's market transition in the late 1980s, and the ways these discourses have played out in Guyana's health system...
February 1, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156027/a-qualitative-study-on-human-resources-for-primary-health-care-in-iran
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Mahmood Nekoei Moghadam, Mohammadreza Amiresmaili, Vahideh Sadeghi, Ali-Hossein Zeinalzadeh, Mahmud Tupchi, Sahar Parva
BACKGROUND: According to World Bank Group report, while Primary Health Care (PHC) services in Iran were appropriate to the needs of the population in the late 1970s and 1980s, the changing burden of diseases and shifting demand patterns have rendered the existing PHC system no longer suitable to meet current and emergent needs. Based on previous studies, one of the main PHC challenges in Iran relates to human resources issues. METHODS: This study was conducted in 2012 at 3 scales of local (Tabriz city), provincial (East Azerbaijan), and national levels...
February 3, 2017: International Journal of Health Planning and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152737/financial-risk-sharing-agreements-using-options-to-make-marginal-benefits-cost-effective
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: 41 Background: New cancer treatments have become increasingly costly. Although new drugs may be sufficiently cost-efficiency for a primary indication (i1) to receive funding, subsequent indications (ia) may not prove cost-effective. A financial risk-sharing agreement to increase access is proposed. A potential 2012 real-world implementation in Canada for pazopanib use in metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC) as i1, and soft-tissue sarcoma (STS) as ia is presented. METHODS: The market value of an indication can be approximated by its net-present-value (NPV) of expected cash flows...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146300/not-just-a-fallback-food-global-patterns-of-insect-consumption-related-to-geography-not-agriculture
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Julie J Lesnik
OBJECTIVES: Insects as food are often viewed as fallback resources and associated with marginal environments. This study investigates the relationship between insect consumption and noncultivated landscapes as well as with other independent variables including latitude, area, population, and gross domestic product. METHODS: Data were obtained from online databases including the World List of Edible Insects, the World Bank, and the World Factbook. RESULTS: A logistic regression model found that latitude could correctly predict the presence of edible insects 80% of the time and that arable land and gross domestic product showed no effect...
February 1, 2017: American Journal of Human Biology: the Official Journal of the Human Biology Council
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139255/who-pays-for-cooperation-in-global-health-a-comparative-analysis-of-who-the-world-bank-the-global-fund-to-fight-hiv-aids-tuberculosis-and-malaria-and-gavi-the-vaccine-alliance
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Chelsea Clinton, Devi Sridhar
In this report we assess who pays for cooperation in global health through an analysis of the financial flows of WHO, the World Bank, the Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria, and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance. The past few decades have seen the consolidation of influence in the disproportionate roles the USA, UK, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have had in financing three of these four institutions. Current financing flows in all four case study institutions allow donors to finance and deliver assistance in ways that they can more closely control and monitor at every stage...
January 27, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134090/impact-of-academic-collaboration-and-quality-of-clinical-orthopaedic-research-conducted-in-low-and-middle-income-countries
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Hao-Hua Wu, Max Liu, Kushal R Patel, Wes Turner, Lincoln Baltus, Amber M Caldwell, Jesse C Hahn, Ralph Richard Coughlin, Saam Morshed, Theodore Miclau, David W Shearer
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the quality of orthopaedic investigations conducted in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Academic collaboration is one model to build research capacity and improve research quality. Our study aimed to determine (1) the quality of clinical orthopaedic research conducted in LMICs, (2) the World Bank Regions and LMICs that publish the highest quality studies, (3) the pattern of collaboration among investigators and (4) whether academic collaboration between LMIC and non-LMIC investigators is associated with studies that have higher levels of evidence...
2017: SICOT-J
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130026/national-sex-work-policy-and-hiv-prevalence-among-sex-workers-an-ecological-regression-analysis-of-27-european-countries
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Aaron Reeves, Sarah Steele, David Stuckler, Martin McKee, Andrew Amato-Gauci, Jan C Semenza
BACKGROUND: Sex workers are disproportionately affected by HIV compared with the general population. Most studies of HIV risk among sex workers have focused on individual-level risk factors, with few studies assessing potential structural determinants of HIV risk. In this Article, we examine whether criminal laws around sex work are associated with HIV prevalence among female sex workers. METHOD: We estimate cross-sectional, ecological regression models with data from 27 European countries on HIV prevalence among sex workers from the European Centre for Disease Control; sex-work legislation from the US State Department's Country Reports on Human Rights Practices and country-specific legal documents; the rule of law and gross-domestic product per capita, adjusted for purchasing power, from the World Bank; and the prevalence of injecting drug use among sex workers...
January 24, 2017: Lancet HIV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125912/olfactory-network-differences-in-master-sommeliers-connectivity-analysis-using-granger-causality-and-graph-theoretical-approach
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Karthik R Sreenivasan, Xiaowei Zhuang, Sarah Banks, Virendra Mishra, Zhengshi Yang, Gopikrishna Deshpande, Dietmar Cordes
Previous studies investigating the differences in olfactory processing and judgments between trained sommeliers and controls have shown increased activations in brain regions involving higher-level cognitive processes in sommeliers. However, there is little information about the influence of expertise on causal connectivity and topological properties of the connectivity networks between these regions. Therefore, the current study focuses on addressing these questions in a functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) study of olfactory perception in Master Sommeliers...
January 26, 2017: Brain Connectivity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100266/arranging-blood-for-elective-thyroid-surgeries-dilemma-continues-in-the-developing-world
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Salman Faridi, Aman Ahmad, Mirza Arshad Beg, Faisal Siddiqui, Muhammad Muzzammil Edhi, Mehmood Khan
BACKGROUND: Cross matched blood is frequently ordered based on a subjective anticipation of blood loss for a procedure. Excessive blood arrangement and wastage overburdens the blood bank in terms of work load and storage of blood, increases cost of medical care and results in injudicious use of a limited resource. The aim of this short report is to assess the current practice for arranging cross matched blood in elective thyroid surgeries by comparing cross match to blood transfused ratio...
January 18, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095288/cytomegalovirus-immunoglobulin-g-avidity-index-among-blood-donors-in-alexandria-egypt
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Aleya Abdel Gawad, Mona Hashish, Amani Abaza, Aisha El-Kayal
BACKGROUND: Transfusion transmitted diseases (TTD) are a major challenge to transfusion services all over the world. Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is considered one of the main viruses associated with blood transfusion. As CMV screening is not included in routine screening tests done for donated blood in blood banks in Egypt, the detection of CMV Immunoglobulin G (IgG) avidity needs to be tested for being a useful tool to diagnose recent infection among blood donors. The aim of this work was to study CMV IgG avidity index (AI) among blood donors...
December 2016: Central European Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076631/targeting-stroke-risk-and-improving-outcomes-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-in-latin-america
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Bruce Stambler, Fernando Scazzuso
CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVE: To examine stroke risk factors, including atrial fibrillation, management and prevention, and stroke outcomes across Latin America. DESIGN AND SETTING: Narrative review conducted at Piedmont Heart Institute, United States. METHODS: The PubMed, Embase and Cochrane databases were searched for stroke AND "Latin America" AND epidemiology (between January 2009 and March 2015). Further studies in the SciELO, World Health Organization and Pan-American Health Organization databases were used to address specific points...
November 2016: São Paulo Medical Journal, Revista Paulista de Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073934/the-influence-of-customer-medicine-seller-transactional-dynamics-on-childhood-diarrhoea-management-a-qualitative-study-in-ghana
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Lauren Rosapep, Emily Sanders, Kathryn Banke
In 2004, the World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) jointly revised the recommended treatment for acute paediatric diarrhoea to specify supplementing reduced osmolarity oral rehydration salts (ORS) with zinc. In many countries, however, a significant knowledge-practice gap persists in appropriate diarrhoea management among private healthcare providers. For example, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Strengthening Health Outcomes through the Private Sector (SHOPS) project recently demonstrated that over-the-counter medicine sellers (MS) in Ghana recommended inappropriate diarrhoea treatments, despite their demonstrated knowledge of appropriate treatment protocols...
January 10, 2017: Health Policy and Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071599/unsupervised-frequency-recognition-method-of-ssveps-using-a-filter-bank-implementation-of-binary-subband-cca
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Md Rabiul Islam, Md Molla, Masaki Nakanishi, Toshihisa Tanaka
OBJECTIVE: Recently developed effective methods for detection commands of steady-state visual evoked potential (SSVEP)-based brain-computer interface (BCI) that need calibration for visual stimuli, which cause more time and fatigue prior to the use, as the number of commands increases. This paper develops a novel unsupervised method based on canonical correlation analysis (CCA) for accurate detection of stimulus frequency. APPROACH: A novel unsupervised technique termed as binary subband CCA (BsCCA) is implemented in a multiband approach to enhance the frequency recognition performance of SSVEP...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Neural Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069859/global-health-a-pivotal-moment-of-opportunity-and-peril
#18
Lawrence O Gostin, Eric A Friedman
A growing tide of populism in Europe and the United States, combined with other factors, threatens the solidarity upon which the global health movement is based. The highest-profile example of the turn toward populism is US president-elect Donald Trump, whose proposals would redefine US engagement in global health, development, and environmental efforts. In this challenging landscape, three influential global institutions-the United Nations, the World Health Organization, and the World Bank-are undergoing leadership transitions...
January 1, 2017: Health Affairs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068906/cherish-collaboration-for-hospitalised-elders-reducing-the-impact-of-stays-in-hospital-protocol-for-a-multi-site-improvement-program-to-reduce-geriatric-syndromes-in-older-inpatients
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Alison M Mudge, Merrilyn D Banks, Adrian G Barnett, Irene Blackberry, Nicholas Graves, Theresa Green, Gillian Harvey, Ruth E Hubbard, Sharon K Inouye, Sue Kurrle, Kwang Lim, Prue McRae, Nancye M Peel, Jessica Suna, Adrienne M Young
BACKGROUND: Older inpatients are at risk of hospital-associated geriatric syndromes including delirium, functional decline, incontinence, falls and pressure injuries. These contribute to longer hospital stays, loss of independence, and death. Effective interventions to reduce geriatric syndromes remain poorly implemented due to their complexity, and require an organised approach to change care practices and systems. Eat Walk Engage is a complex multi-component intervention with structured implementation, which has shown reduced geriatric syndromes and length of stay in pilot studies at one hospital...
January 9, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058091/making-mental-health-a-global-priority
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Patricio V Marquez, Shekhar Saxena
At a conference in April in Washington, D.C., the World Bank Group (WBG), together with the World Health Organization (WHO) and other partners kick-started a call to action to governments, international partners, health professionals, and others to find solutions to a rising global mental health problem. Our authors write that mental disorders account for 30 percent of the non-fatal disease burden worldwide and 10 percent of overall disease burden, including death and disability, and that the global cost-estimated to be approximately $2...
July 2016: Cerebrum: the Dana Forum on Brain Science
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