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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634496/household-response-to-inadequate-sewerage-and-garbage-collection-services-in-abuja-nigeria
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Ismaila Rimi Abubakar
Provision of sanitation and garbage collection services is an important and yet challenging issue in the rapidly growing cities of developing countries, with significant human health and environmental sustainability implications. Although a growing number of studies have investigated the consequences of inadequate delivery of basic urban services in developing countries, few studies have examined how households cope with the problems. Using the Exit, Voice, Loyalty, and Neglect (EVLN) model, this article explores how households respond to inadequate sewerage and garbage collection services in Abuja, Nigeria...
2017: Journal of Environmental and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632781/climate-change-and-marine-fisheries-least-developed-countries-top-global-index-of-vulnerability
#2
Robert Blasiak, Jessica Spijkers, Kanae Tokunaga, Jeremy Pittman, Nobuyuki Yagi, Henrik Österblom
Future impacts of climate change on marine fisheries have the potential to negatively influence a wide range of socio-economic factors, including food security, livelihoods and public health, and even to reshape development trajectories and spark transboundary conflict. Yet there is considerable variability in the vulnerability of countries around the world to these effects. We calculate a vulnerability index of 147 countries by drawing on the most recent data related to the impacts of climate change on marine fisheries...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619124/multiplex-tests-to-identify-gastrointestinal-bacteria-viruses-and-parasites-in-people-with-suspected-infectious-gastroenteritis-a-systematic-review-and-economic-analysis
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Karoline Freeman, Hema Mistry, Alexander Tsertsvadze, Pam Royle, Noel McCarthy, Sian Taylor-Phillips, Rohini Manuel, James Mason
BACKGROUND: Gastroenteritis is a common, transient disorder usually caused by infection and characterised by the acute onset of diarrhoea. Multiplex gastrointestinal pathogen panel (GPP) tests simultaneously identify common bacterial, viral and parasitic pathogens using molecular testing. By providing test results more rapidly than conventional testing methods, GPP tests might positively influence the treatment and management of patients presenting in hospital or in the community. OBJECTIVE: To systematically review the evidence for GPP tests [xTAG(®) (Luminex, Toronto, ON, Canada), FilmArray (BioFire Diagnostics, Salt Lake City, UT, USA) and Faecal Pathogens B (AusDiagnostics, Beaconsfield, NSW, Australia)] and to develop a de novo economic model to compare the cost-effectiveness of GPP tests with conventional testing in England and Wales...
April 2017: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606207/utilizing-a-pediatric-disaster-coalition-model-to-increase-pediatric-critical-care-surge-capacity-in-new-york-city
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Michael Frogel, Avram Flamm, Mayer Sagy, Katharine Uraneck, Edward Conway, Michael Ushay, Bruce M Greenwald, Louisdon Pierre, Vikas Shah, Mohamed Gaffoor, Arthur Cooper, George Foltin
A mass casualty event can result in an overwhelming number of critically injured pediatric victims that exceeds the available capacity of pediatric critical care (PCC) units, both locally and regionally. To address these gaps, the New York City (NYC) Pediatric Disaster Coalition (PDC) was established. The PDC includes experts in emergency preparedness, critical care, surgery, and emergency medicine from 18 of 25 major NYC PCC-capable hospitals. A PCC surge committee created recommendations for making additional PCC beds available with an emphasis on space, staff, stuff (equipment), and systems...
June 13, 2017: Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595293/examination-of-cause-of-death-data-quality-among-nyc-deaths-due-to-cancer-pneumonia-or-diabetes-from-2010-to-2014
#5
Laura Falci, Erica J Lee Argov, Gretchen Van Wye, Madia Plitt, Antonio Soto, Mary Huynh
The cause-of-death (COD) statement reported on the death certificate is a valuable tool for public health practice, but its utility is impaired by reporting inaccuracies. To assess the quality of the COD reported in New York City, we developed and applied a quality measure to three leading causes of death: cancer, pneumonia, and diabetes. The COD quality measure characterized five common issues with COD completion: non-specific conditions as the underlying COD (UCOD); UCOD discrepancies; one informative cause in the entire certificate; competing causes listed together on one line; and clinically improbable sequences...
June 8, 2017: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590435/effects-of-perceived-neighbourhood-environments-on-self-rated-health-among-community-dwelling-older-chinese
#6
Moses Wong, Ruby Yu, Jean Woo
In response to the growing number of older people living in cities, the World Health Organization (WHO) introduced the concept of "Age-Friendly Cities" (AFC) to guide the way in designing physical and social environments to encourage active ageing. Limited research has studied the effects of neighbourhood age-friendliness on elderly health outcomes. Using the example of a highly urbanized city in Asia, this study examined the effects of perceived age-friendliness of neighbourhood environments on self-rated health (SRH) among community-dwelling older Chinese...
June 7, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587275/a-high-speed-target-free-vision-based-sensor-for-bus-rapid-transit-viaduct-vibration-measurements-using-cmt-and-orb-algorithms
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Qijun Hu, Songsheng He, Shilong Wang, Yugang Liu, Zutao Zhang, Leping He, Fubin Wang, Qijie Cai, Rendan Shi, Yuan Yang
Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) has become an increasing source of concern for public transportation of modern cities. Traditional contact sensing techniques during the process of health monitoring of BRT viaducts cannot overcome the deficiency that the normal free-flow of traffic would be blocked. Advances in computer vision technology provide a new line of thought for solving this problem. In this study, a high-speed target-free vision-based sensor is proposed to measure the vibration of structures without interrupting traffic...
June 6, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583207/knockdown-resistance-kdr-of-the-voltage-gated-sodium-channel-gene-of-aedes-aegypti-population-in-denpasar-bali-indonesia
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Penny Humaidah Hamid, Joko Prastowo, Anis Widyasari, Anja Taubert, Carlos Hermosilla
BACKGROUND: Aedes aegypti is the main vector of several arthropod-borne viral infections in the tropics profoundly affecting humans, such as dengue fever (DF), West Nile (WN), chikungunya and more recently Zika. Eradication of Aedes still largely depends on insecticides, which is the most cost-effective strategy, and often inefficient due to resistance development in exposed Aedes populations. We here conducted a study of Ae. aegypti resistance towards several insecticides regularly used in the city of Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia...
June 5, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582827/differences-in-health-related-behaviors-between-middle-school-high-school-and-college-students-in-jiangsu-province-china
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Weina Liu, Mike Z He, Yunle Wang, Yan Wang, Yonglin Zhou, Ming Wu, Zhen Tang, Yue Dai, Baojun Yuan, Shiqi Zhen, Lawrence J Cheskin
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Increasing rates of obesity among Chinese adolescents has become a major public health concern in recent years. Studies have shown that factors such as food choices, physical activity, and screen time play important roles in fostering obesity. We examined a number of biological and social determinants that influence these factors. To determine whether dietary behavior, physical activity, and screen time varied among students in different stages of their education...
2017: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580047/quantifying-the-spatial-inequality-and-temporal-trends-in-maternal-smoking-rates-in-glasgow
#10
Duncan Lee, Andrew Lawson
Maternal smoking is well known to adversely affect birth outcomes, and there is considerable spatial variation in the rates of maternal smoking in the city of Glasgow, Scotland. This spatial variation is a partial driver of health inequalities between rich and poor communities, and it is of interest to determine the extent to which these inequalities have changed over time. Therefore in this paper we develop a Bayesian hierarchical model for estimating the spatio-temporal pattern in smoking incidence across Glasgow between 2000 and 2013, which can identify the changing geographical extent of clusters of areas exhibiting elevated maternal smoking incidences that partially drive health inequalities...
September 28, 2016: Annals of Applied Statistics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578585/high-resolution-air-pollution-mapping-with-google-street-view-cars-exploiting-big-data
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Joshua S Apte, Kyle P Messier, Shahzad Gani, Michael Brauer, Thomas W Kirchstetter, Melissa M Lunden, Julian D Marshall, Christopher J Portier, Roel C H Vermeulen, Steven P Hamburg
Air pollution affects billions of people worldwide, yet ambient pollution measurements are limited for much of the world. Urban air pollution concentrations vary sharply over short distances (≪1 km) owing to unevenly distributed emission sources, dilution, and physicochemical transformations. Accordingly, even where present, conventional fixed-site pollution monitoring methods lack the spatial resolution needed to characterize heterogeneous human exposures and localized pollution hotspots. Here, we demonstrate a measurement approach to reveal urban air pollution patterns at 4-5 orders of magnitude greater spatial precision than possible with current central-site ambient monitoring...
June 5, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578479/vulnerability-associated-with-symptoms-similar-to-those-of-mercury-poisoning-in-communities-from-xingu-river-amazon-basin
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Flávio Mnaoel Rodrigues Da Silva-Junior, Ritta M Oleinski, Antonia E S Azevedo, Kátia C M C Monroe, Marina Dos Santos, Tatiane Britto Da Silveira, Adrianne Maria Netto De Oliveira, Maria Cristina Flores Soares, Tatiana Da Silva Pereira
The Brazilian Amazon is known to be a region with high levels of mercury (Hg) in the environment and studies point to an association between high levels of natural mercury in the mother rock and the vast number of clandestine gold mines. Other studies already report the contamination of fish in this region, as well as high levels of Hg in biological material from environmentally exposed populations. On the other hand, this is one of the least developed regions of the planet and it is necessary to understand the vulnerability factors in these populations that may be intoxicated by this element...
June 3, 2017: Environmental Geochemistry and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577866/multimorbidity-patterns-in-older-adults-an-approach-to-the-complex-interrelationships-among-chronic-diseases
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Dolores Mino-León, Hortensia Reyes-Morales, Svetlana V Doubova, Ricardo Pérez-Cuevas, Liliana Giraldo-Rodríguez, Marcela Agudelo-Botero
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: There is a growing need for evidence based answers to multimorbidity, especially in primary care settings. The aim was estimate the prevalence and patterns of multimorbidity in a Mexican population of public health institution users ≥60 years old. METHODS: Observational and multicenter study was carried out in four family medicine units in Mexico City; included older men and women who attended at least one consultation with their family doctor during 2013...
January 2017: Archives of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574725/the-diversity-of-challenges-in-the-control-of-measles-outbreaks
#14
Jeffrey D Gunzenhauser, Franklin D Pratt
From the Field is a semi-regular column that explores what it means to be a local health professional on the front lines of an emergency. National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) members share their stories of preparing for and responding to disasters, epidemics, and other major health issues. Through exploring the analysis of the challenges faced and the solutions developed, readers can learn how these public health champions keep their communities safe even in extreme situations. Readers may submit topics of interest to the column's editor, Meghan McGinty, PhD, MPH, MBA, at mmcginty@naccho...
May 2017: Health Security
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573078/petroleum-carcinogenicity-and-aerodigestive-tract-in-context-of-developing-nations
#15
REVIEW
Sunali Khanna, Amit S Gharpure
Head and neck cancers from a diverse group of neoplasms, the occurrence of which can be attributed to habitual tobacco use, race, alcohol consumption, ultraviolet (UV) exposure, occupational exposure, viruses, and diet. The surging incidence rates reflect the prevalence of risk factors such as tobacco use (smoked and smokeless), betel nut chewing, urbanization and issues relating to urban air quality. Urbanization and development have catalyzed a multifold rise in levels of pollution in metropolitan cities...
April 30, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562675/addressing-tuberculosis-control-in-fragile-states-urban-dots-experience-in-kabul-afghanistan-2009-2015
#16
G Qader, A Hamim, M Sayedi, M Rashidi, L Manzoor, M K Seddiq, N Ikram, P G Suarez
Tuberculosis (TB) is a major public health problem in Afghanistan, but experience in implementing effective strategies to prevent and control TB in urban areas and conflict zones is limited. This study shares programmatic experience in implementing DOTS in the large city of Kabul. We analyzed data from the 2009-2015 reports of the National TB Program (NTP) for Kabul City and calculated treatment outcomes and progress in case notification using rates, ratios, and confidence interval. Urban DOTS was implemented by the NTP in partnership with United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded TB projects, the World Health Organization (WHO), and the private sector...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557844/child-deaths-of-undetermined-intent-an-analysis-of-circumstances-using-illinois-violent-death-reporting-system-data
#17
Han-Wei Wu, Suzanne G McLone, Maryann Mason, Karen Sheehan
BACKGROUND: There is little information available about the circumstances surrounding the deaths of children aged 0 to 14 in which the manner of death is of undetermined intent. METHODS: We analyzed data collected in the Illinois Violent Death Reporting System (IVDRS) to describe victim demographics, location of injury, seasonality, day of week, and circumstances surrounding the victims' deaths. RESULTS: From 2005 to 2010 in Cook County, Illinois, 192 cases were identified of children aged 0-14 years, in which the manner of death was of undetermined intent...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555353/information-and-communications-technologies-health-projects-in-panama-a-systematic-review-and-their-relation-with-public-policies
#18
Gema Anabel Castillo Sánchez, Aranzazu Berbey, Isabel de la Torre-Díez, Miguel López-Coronado
This paper presents a review about Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) health projects in Panama. The main contribution is to provide a vision of the situation in Panama, allowing an understanding of the dynamics of health policies and how they have affected the implementation of ICT's Projects to improve the health of Panamanians. We analyze the projects found with ICT's in health of Panama, which allow us to see a perspective of projects information is obtained from 2000 to 2016, however it is important to highlight that there may be other projects that we do not know because we did not find enough information or evidence of the same...
July 2017: Journal of Medical Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555331/chronic-non-cancer-pain-management-capacity-in-karachi
#19
REVIEW
S Fatima Lakha, Peter Pennefather, Mubina Agboatwala, Safia Zafar Siddique, Hanan E Badr, Angela Mailis-Gagnon
Chronic non-cancer pain (CNCP) affects people everywhere in the world, but people in developing countries have far less access to therapies that provide relief. There are often missed opportunities to implement these therapies. Karachi shares many characteristics with megacities of the global south and represents Pakistan in the global city league. This review informs readers about the availability of health management and pain services for CNCP in Karachi, and their comparability to those found in other global cities...
May 29, 2017: Pain and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554925/a-cross-sectional-study-on-prevalence-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-copd-in-india-rationale-and-methods
#20
Prabu Rajkumar, Kamaraj Pattabi, Selvaraj Vadivoo, Arvind Bhome, Bill Brashier, Prashanta Bhattacharya, Sanjay M Mehendale
BACKGROUND: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a common preventable and treatable chronic respiratory disease, which affects 210 million people globally. Global and national guidelines exist for the management of COPD. Although evidence-based, they are inadequate to address the phenotypic and genotypic heterogeneity in India. Co-existence of other chronic respiratory diseases can adversely influence the prognosis of COPD.India has a huge burden of COPD with various risk factors and comorbid conditions...
May 29, 2017: BMJ Open
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