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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768648/-current-state-of-the-health-advisory-council-of-munich-a-survey
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Corinna K Sokoll, Susanne Winter
BACKGROUND: After over 27 years of existence, the executive board of the Health Advisory Council of the state capital Munich (HAC) decided to conduct an inventory. PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: The objective was to gather data on the perceptions of HAC participants regarding the structure of committees, issues addressed, their processing as well as the results of the projects, in addition to events organized, public relations activities and target achievement. The survey should be the basis for decisions regarding future directions or further developments of the HAC...
May 16, 2018: Das Gesundheitswesen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768103/efficacy-of-recombinase-polymerase-amplification-to-diagnose-trypanosoma-cruzi-infection-in-dogs-with-cardiac-alterations-from-an-endemic-area-of-mexico
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Matilde Jimenez-Coello, Thomas Shelite, Alejandro Castellanos-Gonzalez, Omar Saldarriaga, Rocio Rivero, Antonio Ortega-Pacheco, Carlos Acevedo-Arcique, Karla Amaya-Guardia, Nisha Garg, Peter Melby, Bruno L Travi
Chagas disease is a lingering Public Health problem in Latin America with ∼5.7 million people infected with Trypanosoma cruzi. Transmission is still taking place in most countries of the Americas, including the United States. Dogs are frequently infected with T. cruzi and its high infection prevalence is associated with increased risk of Chagas disease in humans. The city of Mérida in the Yucatan peninsula is endemic for Chagas disease and canines are frequently infected with T. cruzi. The objective of this study was to evaluate the performance of a qualitative point of care (POC) molecular test (RPA-LF, recombinase polymerase amplification-lateral flow) developed in our laboratory for identifying infected dogs...
May 16, 2018: Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764171/compassionate-communities-design-and-preliminary-results-of-the-experience-of-vic-barcelona-spain-caring-city
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Xavier Gómez-Batiste, Silvia Mateu, Susagna Serra-Jofre, Magda Molas, Sarah Mir-Roca, Jordi Amblàs, Xavier Costa, Cristina Lasmarías, Marta Serrarols, Alvar Solà-Serrabou, Candela Calle, Allan Kellehear
BACKGROUND: A program of Compassionate City or Community (CC) has been designed and developed in the City of Vic (43,964 habitants, Barcelona, Spain), based on The Compassionate City Charter and other public health literature and experiments, with the joint leadership of the City Council and the Chair of Palliative Care at the University of Vic, and as an expansion of a comprehensive and integrated system of palliative care. METHODS: The program started with an assessment of needs of the city as identified by 48 social organizations with a foundational workshop and a semi-structured survey...
April 2018: Annals of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757933/improving-physical-fitness-and-cognitive-functions-in-middle-school-students-study-protocol-for-the-chinese-childhood-health-activity-and-motor-performance-study-chinese-champs
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Zhixiong Zhou, Shanshan Dong, Jun Yin, Quan Fu, Hong Ren, Zenong Yin
Background : Sedentary lifestyles and their associated harmful consequences are public health concerns that impact more than half of the world's youth population in both developed and developing countries. Methods : The Chinese Childhood Health; Activity and Motor Performance Study (Chinese CHAMPS) was a cluster randomized controlled trial to modify school physical activity policies and the physical education (PE) curriculum; using teacher training and parent engagement to increase opportunities and support students' physical activity and healthy eating...
May 14, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757448/quantitative-prevalence-and-characterization-of-campylobacter-from-chicken-and-duck-carcasses-from-poultry-slaughterhouses-in-south-korea
#5
Jung-Whan Chon, Soo-Kyung Lee, Yohan Yoon, Ki-Sun Yoon, Hyo-Sun Kwak, In-Sun Joo, Kun-Ho Seo
The objective of this study was to assess the quantitative prevalence, antibiotic resistance, and molecular subtyping pattern of Campylobacter isolates from chicken and duck products from poultry slaughterhouses in South Korea. A total of 240 chicken (n = 120) and duck (n = 120) carcass samples collected from 12 poultry slaughterhouses between June 2014 and February 2015 in 12 South Korean cities was tested, and 131 samples were positive for Campylobacter. Duck samples showed a higher prevalence (P < 0.05; 93 out of 120) compared to chicken samples (38 out of 120), whereas Campylobacter cell populations from positives were lower (P < 0...
May 10, 2018: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755051/investing-in-gulfport-development-of-an-academic-community-partnership-to-address-health-disparities
#6
Danielle Fastring, Susan Mayfield-Johnson, Tanya Funchess, Julie Egressy, Greg Wilson
BACKGROUND: Invest Health, a collaboration between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Reinvestment Fund, selected 50 midsized cities to participate in a health initiative that encourages cross-sector alliances to think creatively about mechanisms that address barriers to reducing health disparities among low-income populations. Gulfport, Mississippi, was 1 of 50 teams chosen to participate. OBJECTIVE: To develop an academic-community partnership among the University of Southern Mississippi, Coastal Family Health Center (CFHC), Mercy Housing and Human Development (MHHD), the Mississippi State Department of Health Office of Health Disparity Elimination, and Gulfport residents to create the Healthy Gulfport Initiative, and, ultimately, the Gulf Coast Healthy Communities Collaborative (GCHCC)...
2018: Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29749280/beyond-china-s-drug-century-yunnan-s-first-therapeutic-community-and-narratives-of-drug-treatment-and-mental-health-care
#7
Sandra Teresa Hyde
China is experiencing rapid cultural change and new forms of sociability that are accompanied by social problems and novel humanitarian interventions that have been formulated to address those problems. The pressure related to the rapid transformation of the countryside into mid-level cities has led to recreational drug-use as a means of escape. These illegal drugs have greased the wheels of what I call an affective biopolitics that has influenced Chinese citizens. Carlos Rojas argues that development in China results from the effects of discrete protocols, or practices that stem from tensions between capital and labor, governmentality and biopolitics, and nationalism and globalization...
January 1, 2018: Transcultural Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747657/policies-and-clinical-practices-relating-to-the-management-of-gestational-diabetes-mellitus-in-the-public-health-sector-south-africa-a-qualitative-study
#8
Lorrein Shamiso Muhwava, Katherine Murphy, Christina Zarowsky, Naomi Levitt
BACKGROUND: Women with a prior gestational diabetes have an increased lifetime risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Although post-partum follow-up for GDM women is essential to prevent progression to type 2 diabetes, it is poorly attended. The need for health systems interventions to support postpartum follow-up for GDM women is evident, but there is little knowledge of actual current practice. The aim of this study was to explore current policies and clinical practices relating to antenatal and post-natal care for women with GDM in South Africa, as well as health sector stakeholders' perspectives on the barriers to -- and opportunities for -- delivering an integrated mother - baby health service that extends beyond the first week post-partum, to the infant's first year of life...
May 10, 2018: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743781/catastrophic-health-expenditure-and-impoverishment-effects-of-out-of-pocket-expenses-a-comparative-study-of-tannery-and-non-tannery-workers-of-kanpur-india
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Gyan C Kashyap, Shri K Singh, Santosh K Sharma
Purpose: Treatment-seeking behaviors and economic burden because of health expenditure are widely discussed issues in India, and more so in recent times. The aim of this study is to identify health problems of tannery workers and their treatment-seeking behavior and their health expenditure. Data and Methods: The primary data used in this article were collected through a cross-sectional household survey of 284 male tannery workers in the Jajmau area of Kanpur city in the state of Uttar Pradesh, during January-June 2015...
January 2018: Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742625/integrating-population-health-data-on-violence-into-the-emergency-department-a-feasibility-and-implementation-study
#10
Michael N Levas, Jennifer L Hernandez-Meier, Sara Kohlbeck, Nancy Piotrowski, Stephen Hargarten
Geocoded emergency department (ED) data have allowed for the development and evaluation of novel interventions for the prevention of violence in cities outside of the United States. First implemented in Cardiff, United Kingdom, collection of these data provides public health agencies, community organizations, and law enforcement with place-based information on assaults. The purpose of this study was to assess the feasibility of translating this model within the electronic medical record (EMR) in the United States...
May 2018: Journal of Trauma Nursing: the Official Journal of the Society of Trauma Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29737264/what-are-hidden-facts-behind-intestinal-parasitic-infections-in-ilam-city
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Jahangir Abdi, Soghra Viesy, Zahra Rezaei
Intestinal parasitic infections are the one of the most common health problems in developing countries. A number of patients die annually due to complications caused by these parasites.Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the rate and type of parasitic infections, determine the factors affecting them in Ilam city and also provide strategies to prevent them. In this descriptive cross-sectional study conducted in one of the Ilam labs in 2016, 417 stool specimens were randomly collected. All specimens were examined using direct and ethanol formaldehyde...
May 8, 2018: Infectious Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29736390/evaluation-of-risk-factors-affecting-substance-use-among-tenth-grade-students
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Dilek Öztaş, Aydan Kalyon, Ayşin Ertuğrul, Çetin Gündoğdu, Hüseyin Balcıoğlu, Yasemin Sağlan, Uğur Bilge, Sevilay Karahan
Aim: The aim of this study is to detect the prevalence of substance use among tenth-grade students; their thoughts, attitudes, behaviors, and tendencies towards substance use; and risk factors of substance use in tenth-grade students in general. Methods: This study is descriptive and cross-sectional conducted between April and May 2016. Research population consists of tenth-grade students in 2015-2016 school year in the city of Ordu. Since the study involved all tenth-grade students, no sampling was done...
2018: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29734608/urban-local-air-quality-management-framework-for-non-attainment-areas-in-indian-cities
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Sunil Gulia, S M Shiva Nagendra, Jo Barnes, Mukesh Khare
Increasing urban air pollution level in Indian cities is one of the major concerns for policy makers due to its impact on public health. The growth in population and increase in associated motorised road transport demand is one of the major causes of increasing air pollution in most urban areas along with other sources e.g., road dust, construction dust, biomass burning etc. The present study documents the development of an urban local air quality management (ULAQM) framework at urban hotspots (non-attainment area) and a pathway for the flow of information from goal setting to policy making...
April 1, 2018: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29731375/healthcare-professionals-perceptions-related-to-the-provision-of-clinical-pharmacy-services-in-the-public-health-sector-of-mexico-a-case-study
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Christian Díaz de León-Castañeda, Jéssica Gutiérrez-Godínez, Juventino Iii Colado-Velázquez, Cairo Toledano-Jaimes
BACKGROUND: In Mexico, the Modelo Nacional de Farmacia Hospitalaria (MNFH, or National Hospital Pharmacy Model), published in 2009, mainly aims to promote the provision of clinical pharmacy services in private and public hospitals. However, there is little scientific documentation about the quality of these services. OBJECTIVES: To explore healthcare professionals' perceptions related to the quality of clinical pharmacy services provision. METHODS: A case-study based on a qualitative approach was performed at the pharmaceutical services unit at a public hospital located in Mexico City, which operates under the administrative control of the Ministry of Health...
April 22, 2018: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29729514/the-framework-of-urban-exposome-application-of-the-exposome-concept-in-urban-health-studies
#15
Xanthi D Andrianou, Konstantinos C Makris
Horizontal challenges, such as climate change or the growing populations, and their manifestations require the development of multidisciplinary research synergies in urban health that could benefit from concepts, such as the human exposome. Cities are composed of interconnected systems which are influenced, by global trends, national policies and local complexities. In this context, the exposome concept could be expanded having the city setting in its core, providing the conceptual framework for the new generation of urban studies...
May 2, 2018: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29725725/-environmental-justice-as-an-approach-to-tackle-environmental-health-inequalities
#16
REVIEW
Gabriele Bolte, Christiane Bunge, Claudia Hornberg, Heike Köckler
Current international studies show that environment-related diseases disproportionately affect vulnerable people. This is a case of environmental injustice. Environmental justice goes beyond the mere description of environment- and health-related social inequalities by comprising two dimensions of justice as a normative approach: distributional and procedural justice. Attempts to explain the link between social circumstances, the environment and health deal with both the socially unequal distribution of environmental hazards and environmental resources (exposure variation) and social differences in vulnerability to the health effects of environmental exposures (effect modification)...
May 3, 2018: Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29713050/gaps-in-awareness-and-control-of-hypertension-a-cross-sectional-study-in-chinese-urban-adults
#17
Ai Zhao, Shengjie Tan, Ignatius Man-Yau Szeto, Yan Wang, Liping Meng, Ting Li, Wenzhi Zhao, Meichen Wang, Yumei Zhang
Hypertension is a serious public health threat worldwide. This study sought to explore gaps in urban Chinese adults' awareness and control of hypertension. A cross-sectional study was carried out in eight Chinese cities in 2016. Participants were organized into four groups on the basis of blood pressure (BP) and self-reported disease history: healthy group (63.0%), well-controlled BP group (9.1%), unaware hypertension group (14.0%), and poorly controlled BP group (13.9%). Multinomial logistic regression with the healthy group as the reference group showed that younger age and body mass index <24 kg/m2 were negatively associated with lack of awareness of hypertension and poor control of BP...
May 1, 2018: Journal of Human Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29707438/geologic-and-anthropogenic-sources-of-contamination-in-settled-dust-of-a-historic-mining-port-city-in-northern-chile-health-risk-implications
#18
Joseline S Tapia, Jorge Valdés, Rodrigo Orrego, Andrei Tchernitchin, Cristina Dorador, Aliro Bolados, Chris Harrod
Chile is the leading producer of copper worldwide and its richest mineral deposits are found in the Antofagasta Region of northern Chile. Mining activities have significantly increased income and employment in the region; however, there has been little assessment of the resulting environmental impacts to residents. The port of Antofagasta, located 1,430 km north of Santiago, the capital of Chile, functioned as mineral stockpile until 1998 and has served as a copper concentrate stockpile since 2014. Samples were collected in 2014 and 2016 that show elevated concentrations of As, Cu, Pb, and Zn in street dust and in residents' blood (Pb) and urine (As) samples...
2018: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29703859/characteristics-of-value-based-health-and-social-care-from-organisations-perspectives-orgvalue-a-mixed-methods-study-protocol
#19
Lena Ansmann, Hendrik Ansgar Hillen, Ludwig Kuntz, Stephanie Stock, Vera Vennedey, Kira Isabelle Hower
INTRODUCTION: Health and social care systems are under pressure to organise care around patients' needs with constrained resources. Several studies reveal that care is constantly challenged by balancing economic requirements against individual patients' preferences and needs. Therefore, value-based health and social care aims to facilitate patient-centredness while taking the resources spent into consideration. The OrgValue project examines the implementation of patient-centredness while considering the health and social care organisations' resource orientation in the model region of the city of Cologne, Germany...
April 27, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29695038/evaluating-the-implementation-of-a-twitter-based-foodborne-illness-reporting-tool-in-the-city-of-st-louis-department-of-health
#20
Jenine K Harris, Leslie Hinyard, Kate Beatty, Jared B Hawkins, Elaine O Nsoesie, Raed Mansour, John S Brownstein
Foodborne illness is a serious and preventable public health problem affecting 1 in 6 Americans with cost estimates over $50 billion annually. Local health departments license and inspect restaurants to ensure food safety and respond to reports of suspected foodborne illness. The City of St. Louis Department of Health adopted the HealthMap Foodborne Dashboard (Dashboard), a tool that monitors Twitter for tweets about food poisoning in a geographic area and allows the health department to respond. We evaluated the implementation by interviewing employees of the City of St...
April 24, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
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