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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527534/austerity-and-the-sector-wide-approach-to-health-the-mozambique-experience
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James Pfeiffer, Sarah Gimbel, Baltazar Chilundo, Stephen Gloyd, Rachel Chapman, Kenneth Sherr
Fiscal austerity policies imposed by the IMF have reduced investments in social services, leaving post-independence nations like Mozambique struggling to recover from civil war and high disease burden. By 2000, a sector-wide approach (SWAp) was promoted to maximize aid effectiveness. 'Like-minded' bilateral donors, from Europe and Canada, promoted a unified approach to health sector support focusing on joint planning, common basket funding, and streamlined monitoring and evaluation to improve sector coordination, amplify country ownership, and build sustainable health systems...
May 4, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485175/patient-related-beliefs-and-adherence-toward-their-medications-among-the-adult-hypertensive-outpatients-in-tanzania
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Mary Jande, Deogratias M Katabalo, Praveen Sravanam, Carol Marwa, Bijal Madlan, Johanita Burger, Brian Godman, Margaret Oluka, Amos Massele, Stanley Mwita
AIM: Hypertension is a leading global health problem requiring lifelong treatment. However, adherence to antihypertensive medicines is a problem, greater among developing countries. Consequently, there is a need to determine current adherence rates and their associations among developing countries to plan future initiatives. MATERIALS & METHODS: Cross-sectional study among adult outpatients with essential hypertension in Tanzania. Predesigned questionnaires were used to gather information on adherence rates and patient-related beliefs...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Comparative Effectiveness Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473673/feasibility-of-implementing-chronic-care-model-in-the-malaysian-public-primary-care-setting
#3
F Ariffin, A S Ramli, M H Daud, J Haniff, S Abdul-Razak, S Selvarajah, V K Lee, S F Tong, M A Bujang
INTRODUCTION: Non-communicable diseases (NCD) is a global health threat. the Chronic Care Model (CCM) was proven effective in improving NCD management and outcomes in developed countries. Evidence from developing countries including Malaysia is limited and feasibility of CCM implementation has not been assessed. this study intends to assess the feasibility of public primary health care clinics (PHC) in providing care according to the CCM. METHODOLOGY: A cross-sectional survey was conducted to assess the public PHC ability to implement the components of CCM...
April 2017: Medical Journal of Malaysia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471760/magnesium-supplementation-in-vitamin-d-deficiency
#4
Pramod Reddy, Linda R Edwards
BACKGROUND: Vitamin D and magnesium (Mg) are some of the most studied topics in medicine with enormous implications for human health and disease. Majority of the adults are deficient in both vitamin D and magnesium but continue to go unrecognized by many health care professionals. AREAS OF UNCERTAINTY: Mg and vitamin D are used by all the organs in the body, and their deficiency states may lead to several chronic medical conditions. Studies described in the literature regarding these disease associations are contradictory, and reversal of any of these conditions may not occur for several years after adequate replacement...
May 3, 2017: American Journal of Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465825/investigation-of-antimicrobial-use-at-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-southern-punjab-pakistan-using-who-methodology
#5
Muhammad Atif, Muhammad Azeem, Anum Saqib, Shane Scahill
BACKGROUND: Globally, between 20 to 50% of antimicrobial consumption is inappropriate, causing significant impact on the quality of care, cost of therapy and incidence of adverse drug reactions. The purpose of this study was to investigate the prescribing patterns and utilization of antimicrobials in ten selected wards at Bahawal Victoria Hospital (BVH), Bahawalpur, Punjab, Pakistan. METHODS: A descriptive cross-sectional study was designed using the World Health Organization (WHO) indicators for antimicrobial use...
2017: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407198/chlorpromazine-dose-for-people-with-schizophrenia
#6
REVIEW
Katharine Dudley, Xiaomeng Liu, Saskia De Haan
BACKGROUND: The World Health Organization (WHO) Model Lists of Essential Medicines lists chlorpromazine as one of its five medicines used in psychotic disorders. OBJECTIVES: To determine chlorpromazine dose response and dose side-effect relationships for schizophrenia and schizophrenia-like psychoses. SEARCH METHODS: We searched the Cochrane Schizophrenia Group's Study-Based Register of Trials (December 2008; 2 October 2014; 19 December 2016)...
April 13, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392910/drug-shortages-in-israel-regulatory-perspectives-challenges-and-solutions
#7
Eyal Schwartzberg, Denize Ainbinder, Alla Vishkauzan, Ronni Gamzu
BACKGROUND: Pharmaceutical drug shortages (DSs) are a global problem which presents challenges to countries around the world. Shortages of pharmaceutical products may have a direct detrimental impact on public health and patients' wellbeing by causing delayed, or even lack of, treatment. Moreover, DSs may force both patients and caregivers to use unfamiliar drugs, which could lead to medication errors. The objective of our study was to analyze DSs in Israel during the years 2013-2015, assessing their etiology and exploring the steps taken for their mitigation and prevention...
2017: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385607/malaria-vaccine-who-position-paper-january-2016-recommendations
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This article presents the World Health Organization's (WHO) recommendations on the use of malaria vaccine excerpted from the WHO position paper on malaria vaccine published in the Weekly epidemiological Record in January 2016 [1]. The current document is the first WHO position paper on malaria vaccination and focuses primarily on the available evidence concerning the only malaria vaccine having received a positive regulation assessment from the European Medicines Agency (EMA) [2]. The position paper gives consideration to the epidemiological features of the disease and assesses the potential use of the vaccine for public health benefits...
April 3, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349715/a-review-of-existing-and-emerging-digital-technologies-to-combat-the-global-trade-in-fake-medicines
#9
Tim K Mackey, Gaurvika Nayyar
The globalization of the pharmaceutical supply chain has introduced new challenges, chief among them, fighting the international criminal trade in fake medicines. As the manufacture, supply, and distribution of drugs becomes more complex, so does the need for innovative technology-based solutions to protect patients globally. Areas covered: We conducted a multidisciplinary review of the science/health, information technology, computer science, and general academic literature with the aim of identifying cutting-edge existing and emerging 'digital' solutions to combat fake medicines...
May 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298279/the-potential-impact-of-animal-science-research-on-global-maternal-and-child-nutrition-and-health-a-landscape-review
#10
REVIEW
Jack Odle, Sheila K Jacobi, R Dean Boyd, Dale E Bauman, Russell V Anthony, Fuller W Bazer, Adam L Lock, Andrew C Serazin
High among the challenges facing mankind as the world population rapidly expands toward 9 billion people by 2050 is the technological development and implementation of sustainable agriculture and food systems to supply abundant and wholesome nutrition. In many low-income societies, women and children are the most vulnerable to food insecurity, and it is unequivocal that quality nutrition during the first 1000 d of life postconception can be transformative in establishing a robust, lifelong developmental trajectory...
March 2017: Advances in Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271872/barriers-to-and-opportunities-for-palliative-care-development-in-the-eastern-mediterranean-region
#11
REVIEW
Ibtihal Fadhil, Gemma Lyons, Sheila Payne
The 22 countries of WHO's Eastern Mediterranean Region are experiencing an increase in the burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), including cancer. Of the six WHO regions, the Eastern Mediterranean Region is projected to have the greatest increase in cancer incidence in the next 15 years. Furthermore, most cancers are diagnosed at a late stage, resulting in a lower cancer survival rate than in the European Region and the Region of the Americas. With increasing numbers of deaths from cancer, palliative care should be available to relieve suffering in patients with advanced disease and at the end of life...
March 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265046/expanding-medicines-for-neurologic-disorders-on-the-who-model-list
#12
Kathryn Rimmer, Hiral Shah, Kiran Thakur
The WHO Model List of Essential Medicines is a recommended formulary for high-priority diseases based on public health trends and epidemiology patterns. The biennial publication serves as a guide for countries, particularly low- and lower-middle-income countries, to develop their own national essential medicines list (EML), and many nongovernmental organizations base their medication supplies on the WHO EML. Over the last 40 years, WHO has expanded the EML in response to treatment gaps for infectious diseases, pediatrics, palliative care, and cancer...
March 7, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203120/international-lessons-in-new-methods-for-grading-and-integrating-cost-effectiveness-evidence-into-clinical-practice-guidelines
#13
REVIEW
Kathryn M Antioch, Michael F Drummond, Louis W Niessen, Hindrik Vondeling
Economic evidence is influential in health technology assessment world-wide. Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPG) can enable economists to include economic information on health care provision. Application of economic evidence in CPGs, and its integration into clinical practice and national decision making is hampered by objections from professions, paucity of economic evidence or lack of policy commitment. The use of state-of-art economic methodologies will improve this. Economic evidence can be graded by 'checklists' to establish the best evidence for decision making given methodological rigor...
2017: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation: C/E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178918/global-health-training-among-u-s-residency-specialties-a-systematic-literature-review
#14
Duncan K Hau, Luke R Smart, Jennifer I DiPace, Robert N Peck
BACKGROUND: Interest in global health training during residency is increasing. Global health knowledge is also becoming essential for health-care delivery today. Many U.S. residency programs have been incorporating global health training opportunities for their residents. We performed a systematic literature review to evaluate global health training opportunities and challenges among U.S. residency specialties. METHODS: We searched PubMed from its earliest dates until October 2015...
2017: Medical Education Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155078/the-promise-of-molecular-imaging-in-the-study-and-treatment-of-infectious-diseases
#15
Sanjay K Jain
Infectious diseases are a major threat to humanity, and it is imperative that we develop imaging tools that aid in their study, facilitate diagnosis, and guide treatment. The alarming rise of highly virulent and multi-drug-resistant pathogens, their rapid spread leading to frequent global pandemics, fears of bioterrorism, and continued life-threatening nosocomial infections in hospitals remain as major challenges to health care in the USA and worldwide. Early diagnosis and rapid monitoring are essential for appropriate management and control of infections...
June 2017: Molecular Imaging and Biology: MIB: the Official Publication of the Academy of Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28119403/are-age-appropriate-antibiotic-formulations-missing-from-the-who-list-of-essential-medicines-for-children-a-comparison-study
#16
Verica Ivanovska, Hubert G Leufkens, Carin Ma Rademaker, Elizabeta Zisovska, Mariëlle W Pijnenburg, Liset van Dijk, Aukje K Mantel-Teeuwisse
OBJECTIVE: There is a global call for formulations, which are better suited for children of different age categories and in a variety of settings. One key public health area of interest is age-appropriate paediatric antibiotics. We aimed to identify clinically relevant paediatric formulations of antibiotics listed on pertinent formularies that were not on the WHO Essential Medicines List for Children (EMLc). METHODS: We compared four medicines lists versus the EMLc and contrasted paediatric antibiotic formulations in relation to administration routes, dosage forms and/or drug strengths...
January 24, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111859/cancer-control-a-global-perspective
#17
I Olver
Disparities in cancer control exist in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Many countries do not have cancer registries to record incidence, mortality and prevalence and are reliant on Globocan estimates of their cancer burden. Poorer cancer control within and between countries occurs in those living remotely from urban centres, those in a low socioeconomic group and some ethnic groups who have lifestyle and belief systems which impact on cancer control. High-income countries generally have population screening programmes for cervix, breast and bowel cancer...
January 2017: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103258/revisiting-greek-propolis-chromatographic-analysis-and-antioxidant-activity-study
#18
Konstantinos M Kasiotis, Pelagia Anastasiadou, Antonis Papadopoulos, Kyriaki Machera
Propolis is a bee product that has been extensively used in alternative medicine and recently has gained interest on a global scale as an essential ingredient of healthy foods and cosmetics. Propolis is also considered to improve human health and to prevent diseases such as inflammation, heart disease, diabetes and even cancer. However, the claimed effects are anticipated to be correlated to its chemical composition. Since propolis is a natural product, its composition is consequently expected to be variable depending on the local flora alignment...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102525/environmental-chemicals-and-aging
#19
REVIEW
Brandon L Pearson, Dan Ehninger
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Innovations in agriculture and medicine as well as industrial and domestic technologies are essential for the growing and aging global population. These advances generally require the use of novel natural or synthetic chemical agents with the potential to affect human health. Here, we attempt to highlight environmental chemicals and select drugs with the potential to exacerbate aging by directly affecting molecular aging cascades focusing particular attention on the brain...
January 19, 2017: Current Environmental Health Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050803/access-to-controlled-medicines-for-anesthesia-and-surgical-care-in-low-income-countries-a-narrative-review-of-international-drug-control-systems-and-policies
#20
Jason W Nickerson, Katherine Pettus, Kathleen E Wheeler, Christopher Hallam, David R Bewley-Taylor, Amir Attaran, Adrian W Gelb
PURPOSE: This article describes the functioning of the international drug control system, its integration into national legislation and policy, and the collective impact on access to medicines. SOURCE: We conducted a review of the three international drug control conventions, peer-reviewed articles, and grey literature known to the authors that describes national and international drug control systems and their impact on access to controlled medicines. This review was supplemented with literature derived from a structured search of MEDLINE(®) for articles relating to medical uses of ketamine in low- and middle-income countries conducted to strengthen an advocacy campaign...
March 2017: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
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