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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322528/-effetti-sanitari-delle-sabbie-sahariane-in-sicilia
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Matteo Renzi, Massimo Stafoggia, Achille Cernigliaro, Roberta Calzolari, Giuseppe Madonia, Salvatore Scondotto, Francesco Forastiere
"OBJECTIVES: to investigate the increase of PM10 during Saharan dust outbreaks with adverse health effects in Sicily (Southern Italy), the largest Mediterranean Island. DESIGN: pooled analyses of time series with Poisson regression models to estimate the association between PM10 from different sources (desert and non-desert) and different outcomes. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: the four largest cities of Sicily (Palermo, Catania, Syracuse, and Messina) and three macroareas (North- East, South, and West) Sicily was divided into...
January 2017: Epidemiologia e Prevenzione
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321701/burden-of-disease-attributed-to-ambient-pm2-5-and-pm10-exposure-in-190-cities-in-china
#2
Kamal Jyoti Maji, Mohit Arora, Anil Kumar Dikshit
Particulate air pollution is becoming a serious public health concern in urban cities of China. Association of disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) and economic loss with air pollution-related health effects demand quantitative analysis for correctional measures in air quality. This study applies an epidemiology-based exposure-response function to obtain the quantitative estimate of health impact of particulate matter PM2.5 and PM10 across 190 cities of China during years 2014-2015. The annual average concentration of PM2...
March 20, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321266/setting-priorities-to-address-cardiovascular-diseases-through-universal-health-coverage-in-low-and-middle-income-countries
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REVIEW
David A Watkins, Rachel A Nugent
Over the past decade, universal health coverage (UHC) has emerged as a major policy goal for many low- and middle-income country governments. Yet, despite the high burden of cardiovascular diseases (CVD), relatively little is known about how to address CVD through UHC. This review covers three major topics. First, we define UHC and provide some context for its importance, and then we illustrate its relevance to CVD prevention and treatment. Second, we discuss how countries might select high-priority CVD interventions for a UHC health benefits package drawing on economic evaluation methods...
2017: Heart Asia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300037/obesity-and-kidney-disease-hidden-consequences-of-the-epidemic
#4
Csaba P Kovesdy, Susan Furth, Carmine Zoccali
Obesity has become a worldwide epidemic, and its prevalence has been projected to grow by 40% in the next decade. This increasing prevalence has implications for the risk of diabetes, cardiovascular disease and also for Chronic Kidney Disease. A high body mass index is one of the strongest risk factors for new-onset Chronic Kidney Disease. In individuals affected by obesity, a compensatory hyperfiltration occurs to meet the heightened metabolic demands of the increased body weight. The increase in intraglomerular pressure can damage the kidneys and raise the risk of developing Chronic Kidney Disease in the long-term...
March 2017: Archivos Españoles de Urología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286646/primary-prevention-of-cardiovascular-disease-a-review-of-contemporary-guidance-and-literature
#5
REVIEW
Jack Stewart, Gavin Manmathan, Peter Wilkinson
Cardiovascular disease is a significant and ever-growing problem in the United Kingdom, accounting for nearly one-third of all deaths and leading to significant morbidity. It is also of particular and pressing interest as developing countries experience a change in lifestyle which introduces novel risk factors for cardiovascular disease, leading to a boom in cardiovascular disease risk throughout the developing world. The burden of cardiovascular disease can be ameliorated by careful risk reduction and, as such, primary prevention is an important priority for all developers of health policy...
January 2017: JRSM Cardiovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285606/the-importance-of-dietary-dha-and-ara-in-early-life-a-public-health-perspective
#6
Stewart Forsyth, Sheila Gautier, Norman Salem
Although the literature on the contribution of DHA and arachidonic acid (ARA) to fundamental metabolic functions in brain, immune and cardiovascular systems is extensive, there is a lack of consensus on the need for explicit recommendations on dietary intake for both DHA and ARA during the early years of life. This review takes a public health perspective with the objective of ensuring that recommendations protect the most vulnerable children worldwide. Most studies on the effects of DHA and ARA in early life have been undertaken in high-income countries and this is reflected in policy recommendations...
March 13, 2017: Proceedings of the Nutrition Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285333/south-asian-health-from-research-to-practice-and-policy-an-overview
#7
Francesca Gany, Latha Palaniappan, Lakshmi Prasad, Sudha Acharya, Jennifer Leng
The US South Asian population has grown tremendously, and is now over 2.5 million. South Asians often face tremendous cultural, socioeconomic, linguistic and structural obstacles to good health, and face staggering cardiovascular disease (CVD) and cancer risk. Coupled with this is a paucity of detailed data on the population's unique CVD and cancer risk profiles, etiologic mechanisms, and effective interventions to address South Asian health disparities. This data gap compelled an initiative to develop more targeted research and evidence-based practice and policy approaches...
March 11, 2017: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283484/comparative-effectiveness-and-safety-of-erythropoiesis-stimulating-agents-biosimilars-vs-originators-in-clinical-practice-a-population-based-cohort-study-in-italy
#8
Francesco Trotta, Valeria Belleudi, Danilo Fusco, Laura Amato, Alessandra Mecozzi, Flavia Mayer, Massimo Sansone, Marina Davoli, Antonio Addis
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the benefit/risk profile of epoetin α biosimilar with the erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs) originators when administered to naïve patients from clinical practice. DESIGN: Population-based observational cohort study. SETTING: All residents in the Lazio Region, Italy, with chronic kidney disease (CKD) or cancer retrieved from the Electronic Therapeutic Plan (ETP) Register for ESA between 2012 and 2014. PARTICIPANTS: Overall, 13 470 incident ESA users were available for the analysis, 8161 in the CKD and 5309 in the oncology setting, respectively...
March 10, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282416/impact-of-level-and-patterns-of-alcohol-drinking-on-coronary-heart-disease-and-stroke-burden-in-argentina
#9
Ariel Esteban Bardach, Joaquín Enzo Caporale, Adolfo Luis Rubinstein, Goodarz Danaei
BACKGROUND: Deaths from cardiovascular disease (CVD), including coronary heart disease (CHD) and stroke are expected to increase in Latin America. Moderate and regular alcohol consumption confers cardiovascular protection, while binge drinking increases risk. We estimated the effects of alcohol use on the number of annual CHD and stroke deaths and disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) in Argentina. METHODS: Alcohol use data were obtained from a nationally representative survey (EnPreCosp 2011), and etiological effect sizes from meta-analyses of epidemiological studies...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281612/evidence-summary-the-relationship-between-oral-and-cardiovascular-disease
#10
T Dietrich, I Webb, L Stenhouse, A Pattni, D Ready, K L Wanyonyi, S White, J E Gallagher
Aim This paper reports on one review of four rapid reviews undertaken to explore the relationships between oral health and general medical conditions, in order to support teams within Public Health England, health practitioners and policy makers. This review aimed to explore the most contemporary evidence on whether poor oral health and cardiovascular disease occurs in the same individuals or populations, to outline the nature of the relationship between these two health outcomes and to discuss the implication of any findings for health services and future research...
March 10, 2017: British Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274238/the-health-impact-of-trade-and-investment-agreements-a-quantitative-systematic-review-and-network-co-citation-analysis
#11
Pepita Barlow, Martin McKee, Sanjay Basu, David Stuckler
BACKGROUND: Regional trade agreements are major international policy instruments that shape macro-economic and political systems. There is widespread debate as to whether and how these agreements pose risks to public health. Here we perform a comprehensive systematic review of quantitative studies of the health impact of trade and investment agreements. We identified studies from searches in PubMed, Web of Science, EMBASE, and Global Health Online. Research articles were eligible for inclusion if they were quantitative studies of the health impacts of trade and investment agreements or policy...
March 8, 2017: Globalization and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270641/obesity-and-kidney-disease-hidden-consequences-of-the-epidemic
#12
Csaba P Kovesdy, Susan Furth, Carmine Zoccali, / World Kidney Day Steering Committee
Obesity has become a worldwide epidemic, and its prevalence has been projected to grow by 40% in the next decade. This increasing prevalence has implications for the risk of diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular disease, and also for chronic kidney disease. A high body mass index is one of the strongest risk factors for new-onset chronic kidney disease. In individuals affected by obesity, a compensatory hyperfiltration occurs to meet the heightened metabolic demands of the increased body weight. The increase in intraglomerular pressure can damage the kidneys and raise the risk of developing chronic kidney disease in the long-term...
March 2017: Iranian Journal of Kidney Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263282/the-affordable-care-act-s-dependent-care-coverage-and-mortality
#13
Chandler McClellan
BACKGROUND: In September 2010, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) enabled young adults to gain insurance coverage under their parents' policies. OBJECTIVE: Assess the impact of the ACA's dependent care coverage expansion on young adult mortality rates. RESEARCH DESIGN: Using the Multiple Cause Mortality public use database for 2008-2013, the impact of the ACA is examined with a difference-in-differences analysis of monthly mortality rates using individuals aged 26-30 as a natural control group for young adults aged 19-25...
March 3, 2017: Medical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263280/disparities-in-potentially-preventable-hospitalizations-between-american-indian-and-alaska-native-and-non-hispanic-white-medicare-enrollees
#14
Joan O'Connell, Jennifer Rockell, Judith C Ouellet, Mark LeBeau
OBJECTIVE: A number of health care initiatives seek to improve health outcomes by increasing access to outpatient services while reducing preventable acute events. We evaluated disparities between American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) and non-Hispanic white (white) Medicare enrollees in access to outpatient preventive, primary, and specialty services by comparing their potentially preventable hospitalizations (PPHs). RESEARCH DESIGN: The study population included 121,311 adult AI/AN Medicare enrollees registered to use services funded by the Indian Health Service and 5,915,011 adult white enrollees living in the same counties...
March 3, 2017: Medical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261487/drug-pricing-and-reimbursement-decision-making-systems-in-mongolia
#15
Gereltuya Dorj, Bruce Sunderland, Tsetsegmaa Sanjjav, Gantuya Dorj, Byambatsogt Gendenragchaa
BACKGROUND: It is essential to allocate available resources equitably in order to ensure accessibility and affordability of essential medicines, especially in less fortunate nations with limited health funding. Currently, transparent and evidence based research is required to evaluate decision making regarding drug registration, drug pricing and reimbursement processes in Mongolia. OBJECTIVE: To assess the drug reimbursement system and discuss challenges faced by policy-makers and stakeholders...
2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260957/salt-reduction-in-china-a-state-of-the-art-review
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REVIEW
Shuai Shao, Yechu Hua, Ying Yang, Xiaojuan Liu, Jingruo Fan, An Zhang, Jingling Xiang, Mingjing Li, Lijing L Yan
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to reveal the latest evidence on salt reduction initiatives in China in order to identify the contextual cost-effective interventions, as well as the barriers encountered during China's long march to reach its population salt reduction goal. BACKGROUND: Population-based salt reduction has been considered as one of the most cost-effective strategies in the world for the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases. China, along with its sustained economic growth, faces increasing burdens from chronic diseases such as cardiovascular and kidney diseases...
2017: Risk Management and Healthcare Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258859/the-burden-of-ambient-air-pollution-on-years-of-life-lost-in-wuxi-china-2012-2015-a-time-series-study-using-a-distributed-lag-non-linear-model
#17
Jingying Zhu, Xuhui Zhang, Xi Zhang, Mei Dong, Jiamei Wu, Yunqiu Dong, Rong Chen, Xinliang Ding, Chunhua Huang, Qi Zhang, Weijie Zhou
Ambient air pollution ranks high among the risk factors that increase the global burden of disease. Previous studies focused on assessing mortality risk and were sparsely performed in populous developing countries with deteriorating environments. We conducted a time-series study to evaluate the air pollution-associated years of life lost (YLL) and mortality risk and to identify potential modifiers relating to the season and demographic characteristics. Using linear (for YLL) and Poisson (for mortality) regression models and controlling for time-varying factors, we found that an interquartile range (IQR) increase in a three-day average cumulative (lag 0-2 day) concentrations of PM2...
February 28, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258046/patient-similarity-in-prediction-models-based-on-health-data-a-scoping-review
#18
REVIEW
Anis Sharafoddini, Joel A Dubin, Joon Lee
BACKGROUND: Physicians and health policy makers are required to make predictions during their decision making in various medical problems. Many advances have been made in predictive modeling toward outcome prediction, but these innovations target an average patient and are insufficiently adjustable for individual patients. One developing idea in this field is individualized predictive analytics based on patient similarity. The goal of this approach is to identify patients who are similar to an index patient and derive insights from the records of similar patients to provide personalized predictions...
March 3, 2017: JMIR Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224724/economic-and-social-impact-of-diabetes-mellitus-in-a-low-income-country-a-case-control-study-in-sudan
#19
Hind Elrayah-Eliadarous, Claes-Göran Östensson, Mohamed Eltom, Pia Johansson, Vibeke Sparring, Rolf Wahlström
AIMS: Diabetes mellitus accounts for 11% of total health expenditures worldwide, and the majority of all persons with diabetes live in low- and middle-income countries. This study examined the economic and social impact attributed to diabetes in Sudan by calculating out-of-pocket medical expenditures and the health and social impact of the disease for persons with diabetes (n = 375) and their families, compared to a non-diabetic control group (n = 375), matched for age, sex and residence area...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219386/advancing-system-and-policy-changes-for-social-and-racial-justice-comparing-a-rural-and-urban-community-based-participatory-research-partnership-in-the-u-s
#20
Carlos Devia, Elizabeth A Baker, Shannon Sanchez-Youngman, Ellen Barnidge, Maxine Golub, Freda Motton, Michael Muhammad, Charmaine Ruddock, Belinda Vicuña, Nina Wallerstein
BACKGROUND: The paper examines the role of community-based participatory research (CBPR) within the context of social justice literature and practice. METHODS: Two CBPR case studies addressing health inequities related to Type 2 Diabetes and Cardiovascular disease were selected from a national cross-site study assessing effective academic-community research partnerships. One CBPR partnership works with African Americans in rural Pemiscot County, Missouri and the other CBPR partnership works with African American and Latinos in urban South Bronx, New York City...
February 21, 2017: International Journal for Equity in Health
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