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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148633/clinical-assessment-of-cardiovascular-disease-associated-risk-factors-in-jimmatown-southwest-ethiopia-a-community-based-cross-%C3%A2-sectional-study
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Hailemichael Desalegn, Sintayehu Fekadu, Amare Deribew
Introduction: Cardiovascular disease has been identified as emerging epidemic in developing world and Sub-saharan Africa. The prevalence of risk factors associated with cardiovascular disease is not clearly established in our country. We conducted this study to determine the prevalence of cardiovascular disease associated risk factors in Jimma town. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted in sampled adults in Jimma town. Multi-stage sampling was used by combining simple random sampling to select kebeles of Jimma town and then systematic random sampling to select the house hold ...
January 2017: Ethiopian Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146490/educational-inequalities-in-cardiovascular-risk-factor-and-blood-pressure-control-in-elderly-adults-comparison-of-mesa-cohort-and-chilean-nhs-survey-outcome-measures
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Carolina Nazzal, Steven Shea, Cecilia Castro-Diehl, Tania Alfaro, Patricia Frenz, Carlos J Rodriguez
BACKGROUND: Social determinants differ between countries, which is not always considered when adapting health policies and interventions to face inequalities in noncommunicable diseases and their risk factors. OBJECTIVES: The study sought to analyze educational inequalities in controlled blood pressure (CBP), obesity, and smoking in study populations from Chile and the United States in 2 periods, both countries with large social inequalities. METHODS: The study used data from the first and fifth waves of the MESA (Multiethnic Study of Atherosclerosis) cohort, and the 2003 and 2009 to 2010 Chilean National Health Survey (CNHS) survey outcome measures...
November 13, 2017: Global Heart
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146489/exploring-the-barriers-to-and-facilitators-of-using-evidence-based-drugs-in-the-secondary-prevention-of-cardiovascular-diseases-findings-from-a-multistakeholder-qualitative-analysis
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Victoria Miller, Lavanya Nambiar, Malvika Saxena, Darryl Leong, Amitava Banerjee, José Pablo Werba, Jose Rocha Faria Neto, Katherine Curi Quinto, Mohammed Moniruzzaman, Shweta Khandelwal
BACKGROUND: Health-system barriers and facilitators associated with cardiovascular medication adherence have seldom been studied, particularly in low- and middle-income countries where uptake rates are poorest. OBJECTIVES: This study sought to explore the major obstacles and facilitators to the use of evidence-supported medications for secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease using qualitative analysis in 2 diverse countries across multiple levels of their health care systems...
November 13, 2017: Global Heart
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138736/prevalence-of-tobacco-smoking-and-factors-associated-with-the-initiation-of-smoking-among-university-students-in-dhaka-bangladesh
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Sahadat Hossain, Shakhaoat Hossain, Fahad Ahmed, Rabiul Islam, Tajuddin Sikder, Abdur Rahman
Introuduction: Tobacco smoking is considered to be the key preventable risk factor for morbidity and mortality at the global level. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of tobacco smoking and factors associated with the initiation of smoking among university students in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Methods: A cross-sectional survey study was conducted with 264 students of Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka, Bangladesh in 2015. A standard, self-administered questionnaire consisting of questions on socio-demographic variables, tobacco smoking status, family and peer tobacco smoking history, attitudes and beliefs about tobacco smoking, as well as knowledge about the negative health consequences of tobacco smoking was administered to participants...
2017: Central Asian Journal of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137869/morbidity-and-mortality-in-homeless-individuals-prisoners-sex-workers-and-individuals-with-substance-use-disorders-in-high-income-countries-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Robert W Aldridge, Alistair Story, Stephen W Hwang, Merete Nordentoft, Serena A Luchenski, Greg Hartwell, Emily J Tweed, Dan Lewer, Srinivasa Vittal Katikireddi, Andrew C Hayward
BACKGROUND: Inclusion health focuses on people in extremely poor health due to poverty, marginalisation, and multimorbidity. We aimed to review morbidity and mortality data on four overlapping populations who experience considerable social exclusion: homeless populations, individuals with substance use disorders, sex workers, and imprisoned individuals. METHODS: For this systematic review and meta-analysis, we searched MEDLINE, Embase, and the Cochrane Library for studies published between Jan 1, 2005, and Oct 1, 2015...
November 10, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122813/american-heart-association-principles-on-the-accessibility-and-affordability-of-drugs-and-biologics-a-presidential-advisory-from-the-american-heart-association
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REVIEW
Elliott M Antman, Mark A Creager, Steven R Houser, John J Warner, Madeleine Konig
Net US spending on pharmaceuticals reached $309.5 billion in 2015, an 8.5% increase from the year before, and is expected to reach between $370 and $400 billion by 2020. These current and projected levels have raised serious concerns by policy makers, providers, payers, and patient groups that they are unsustainable and threaten the affordability of and accessibility to much-needed therapies for patients. Two trends related to drugs/biologics and generic drugs/biosimilars underlie this overall increase in spending...
November 9, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118949/cardiovascular-disease-events-and-its-predictors-in-women-isfahan-cohort-study-ics
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Masoumeh Sadeghi, Azam Soleimani, Hamidreza Roohafza, Safoura Yazdekhasti, Shahram Oveisgharan, Mohammad Talaei, Nizal Sarrafzadegan
Introduction: As a lack of validated data about cardiovascular (CV) events and its risk factors (RFs) in women of Eastern Mediterranean region, we aimed to evaluate common predictors of CV events among Iranian women. Methods: Isfahan cohort study (ICS) is a prospective cohort that followed 6323 residents (51.3% women, aged 35-75 years) from three counties and their rural districts in central Iran. Common cardiovascular disease (CVD) RFs namely hypertension (HTN), diabetes mellitus, dyslipidemia, abdominal obesity, smoking, low apolipoproteins A ( apo-A) and high apolipoprotein B (apo-B) were evaluated...
2017: Journal of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114713/the-aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander-smoking-epidemic-what-stage-are-we-at-and-what-does-it-mean
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Ray Lovett, Katherine A Thurber, Raglan Maddox
Smoking is the leading contributor to the burden of disease among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, and there is considerable potential for change. Understanding the epidemic stage may provide insight into probable trends in smoking-attributable mortality, and inform program and policy development. Tobacco use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians has declined substantially, accompanied by declining tobacco-related cardiovascular mortality. Based on the available evidence, we expect tobacco-related cancer mortality to remain high, but peak within the next decade; however, there is a critical need for improved evidence to make an accurate assessment...
October 11, 2017: Public Health Research & Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109934/do-clinical-trials-conducted-in-india-match-its-healthcare-needs-an-audit-of-the-clinical-trials-registry-of-india
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Mansi Chaturvedi, Nithya J Gogtay, Urmila M Thatte
Background: India continues to contribute disproportionately to the global burden of disease and public health research output from India is also known to be not commensurate with her healthcare needs. We carried out the present study to assess if clinical trials were in line with the health care needs of the country by auditing the clinical trials registry of India. Materials and Methods: All the clinical studies registered in CTRI between July 20, 2007 and December 31, 2015 were searched in the "Trial Search" section...
October 2017: Perspectives in Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108723/cardiovascular-respiratory-and-related-disorders-key-messages-from-disease-control-priorities-3rd-edition
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REVIEW
Dorairaj Prabhakaran, Shuchi Anand, David Watkins, Thomas Gaziano, Yangfeng Wu, Jean Claude Mbanya, Rachel Nugent
Cardiovascular, respiratory, and related disorders (CVRDs) are the leading causes of adult death worldwide, and substantial inequalities in care of patients with CVRDs exist between countries of high income and countries of low and middle income. Based on current trends, the UN Sustainable Development Goal to reduce premature mortality due to CVRDs by a third by 2030 will be challenging for many countries of low and middle income. We did systematic literature reviews of effectiveness and cost-effectiveness to identify priority interventions...
November 3, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104119/community-based-healthy-living-medicine-with-a-focus-on-k-12-physical-education-and-nutrition
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REVIEW
Sally S Wong
Childhood obesity is one of the country's most significant health problems. Researchers estimate that 32.2% of children and adolescents ages 2 to 19 in the United States are overweight and obese. The prevalence of childhood obesity in 2011-2014 was 17.0% and extreme obesity was 5.8% among US children and adolescents aged 2 to 19 years. The high rates of obesity and diabetes, poor nutrition, and lack of physical activity in children and adolescents makes cardiovascular risk reduction in this population critical...
November 2, 2017: Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096863/lipidological-competence-centres-and-networks-future-perspectives-to-improve-healthcare-of-patients-with-disorders-of-lipid-metabolism
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Franz Heigl, Tobias Pflederer, Volker Schettler, Peter Grützmacher, Ulrich Julius, Jens Ringel, Tilmann David-Walek, Reinhard Hettich, Norbert Lotz, Harduin Reeg, Markus Graf, Hans-Ulrich Klör
BACKGROUND: Numerous healthcare studies have shown that more than 90% of all patients with dyslipidaemia are not treated adequately. OBJECTIVES: The "Deutsche Gesellschaft zur Bekämpfung von Fettstoffwechselstörungen und ihren Folgeerkrankungen (DGFF)" [German Society of Lipidology], a non-profit professional membership organization, has already made a series of efforts to improve the care of patients suffering from dyslipidaemia. A recent outcome is the nationwide implementation and certification of Lipidological Competence Centres and Networks (LCCNs)...
November 2017: Atherosclerosis. Supplements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092636/investigation-of-health-promotion-status-in-specialized-hospitals-associated-with-hamadan-university-of-medical-sciences-health-promoting-hospitals
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Yadollah Hamidi, Seyed Mohammad Mahdi Hazavehei, Akram Karimi-Shahanjarini, Mohammad Ali Seifrabie, Maryam Farhadian, Shohreh Alimohammadi, Seyedeh Melika Kharghani Moghadam
OBJECTIVES: The prophecy of health promoting hospitals (HPH) is bringing about a change and transition from treatment-oriented to health-oriented attitudes. In Iran, hospitals usually play the traditional roles. The present study was aimed at the evaluation of the health promotion status in specialized hospitals associated with Hamadan University of Medical Sciences (HUMS). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This applied study was conducted in two Hamadan specialized hospitals in the Hamadan city...
November 2, 2017: Hospital Practice (Minneapolis)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29083346/indoors-and-health-results-of-a-systematic-literature-review-assessing-the-potential-health-effects-of-living-in-basements
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Angelo Giosué Mezzoiuso, Marco Gola, Andrea Rebecchi, Matteo Riccò, Stefano Capolongo, Maddalena Buffoli, Marcello Tirani, Anna Odone, Carlo Signorelli
A new law approved in March 2017 in the Lombardy Region makes it possible to live in basements. Basements are defined as buildings partly below curb level but with at least one-half of its height above the curb. Basements' features and structural characteristics might pose risks to human health. In this paper we adopt a multidisciplinary approach to assess the potential health effects of living in basements. In particular, we define a conceptual framework to describe basements' structural characteristics which are risk factors, as well as the mechanisms through which they impact on human health...
October 23, 2017: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29072932/global-association-of-air-pollution-and-cardiorespiratory-diseases-a-systematic-review-meta-analysis-and-investigation-of-modifier-variables
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Weeberb J Requia, Matthew D Adams, Altaf Arain, Stefania Papatheodorou, Petros Koutrakis, Moataz Mahmoud
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the health risks of air pollution and cardiorespiratory diseases, globally, across regions and populations, which may differ because of external factors. OBJECTIVES: We systematically reviewed the evidence on the association between air pollution and cardiorespiratory diseases (hospital admissions and mortality), including variability by energy, transportation, socioeconomic status, and air quality. SEARCH METHODS: We conducted a literature search (PubMed and Web of Science) for studies published between 2006 and May 11, 2016...
October 26, 2017: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29059202/projections-of-non-communicable-disease-and-health-care-costs-among-hiv-positive-persons-in-italy-and-the-u-s-a-a-modelling-study
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Mikaela Smit, Rachel Cassidy, Alessandro Cozzi-Lepri, Eugenia Quiros-Roldan, Enrico Girardi, Alessia Mammone, Andrea Antinori, Annalisa Saracino, Francesca Bai, Stefano Rusconi, Giacomo Magnani, Francesco Castelli, Priscilla Hsue, Antonella d'Arminio Monforte, Timothy B Hallett
BACKGROUND: Country-specific forecasts of the growing non-communicable disease (NCD) burden in ageing HIV-positive patients will be key to guide future HIV policies. We provided the first national forecasts for Italy and the Unites States of America (USA) and quantified direct cost of caring for these increasingly complex patients. METHODS AND SETTING: We adapted an individual-based model of ageing HIV-positive patients to Italy and the USA, which followed patients on HIV-treatment as they aged and developed NCDs (chronic kidney disease, diabetes, dyslipidaemia, hypertension, non-AIDS malignancies, myocardial infarctions and strokes)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054183/appropriateness-of-elective-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-and-impact-of-government-health-insurance-scheme-a-tertiary-centre-experience-from-western-india
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Devendra Patil, Charan Lanjewar, Goutam Vaggar, Juhi Bhargava, Girish Sabnis, Jivtesh Pahwa, Ankur Phatarpekar, Hetan Shah, Prafulla Kerkar
BACKGROUND: There is a dearth of data regarding the appropriateness of elective percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in a limited-resource country such as India. In an attempt to rationalise the use of PCI, Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) were developed for cardiovascular care in the USA. In the Indian context, considering the high prevalence of coronary artery disease, the dramatic rise in the number of revascularization procedures and an increasing role of government/private reimbursements, application of AUC could potentially guide policy to optimize the utilization of resources and the benefit-risk ratio for individual patients...
September 2017: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050568/cardiovascular-medicine-amid-evolving%C3%A2-health-policy-time-to-train-a-generation-of-policy-leaders
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EDITORIAL
Rishi K Wadhera
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October 24, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042191/roadmap-to-achieve-25-hypertension-control-in-africa-by-2025
#19
Anastase Dzudie, Brian Rayner, Dike Ojji, Aletta E Schutte, Marc Twagirumukiza, Albertino Damasceno, Seringe Abdou Ba, Abdoul Kane, Euloge Kramoh, Jean Baptiste Anzouan Kacou, Basden Onwubere, Ruth Cornick, Karen Sliwa, Benedict Anisiuba, Ana Olga Mocumbi, Elijah Ogola, Mohamed Awad, George Nel, Harun Otieno, Ali Ibrahim Toure, Samuel Kingue, Andre Pascal Kengne, Pablo Perel, Alma Adler, Neil Poulter, Bongani Mayosi
BACKGROUND: The Pan-African Society of Cardiology (PASCAR) has identified hypertension as the highest area of priority action to reduce heart disease and stroke on the continent. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this PASCAR roadmap on hypertension was to develop practical guidance on how to implement strategies that translate existing knowledge into effective action and improve detection, treatment and control of hypertension and cardiovascular health in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) by the year 2025...
October 14, 2017: Global Heart
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029525/association-between-air-pollution-and-cardiovascular-mortality-in-china-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#20
Lei Zhao, Heng-Rui Liang, Feng-Ying Chen, Zi Chen, Wei-Jie Guan, Jian-Hua Li
Air pollutant levels in many Chinese cities remained significantly higher than the upper limits stated in World Health Organization guidelines. In light of limited evidence in China, we conducted a meta-analysis summarizing the association between acute exposure of air pollution and cardiovascular mortality. We searched PubMed, and CNKI databases etc. for literature published in English or Chinese up to January 2017. Outcomes were pooled and compared using random-effects model. Excess risks (ERs) per 10 μg/m(3) increase in PM2...
September 12, 2017: Oncotarget
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