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Published on Jul 15, 2019in Annals of global health 2.04
B. Aseni Wickramatillake , Menaka A. Fernando , Arthur L. Frank15
Estimated H-index: 15
(Drexel University)
Background: Asbestos products are manufactured and used in Sri Lanka in the construction and automobile industries. Objective: To determine radiologically if exposure to asbestos caused lung disease among workers handling asbestos products, and to generate data in Sri Lanka where no such data exist due to poor reporting and a poor surveillance system. Methods: Following ethics approval and written consent plain chest X-rays and exposure data were obtained in 230 workers in asbestos manufacturing...
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Published on Jul 12, 2019in Annals of global health 2.04
Mohammed Y Khanji4
Estimated H-index: 4
(QMUL: Queen Mary University of London),
Armida Balawon1
Estimated H-index: 1
(QMUL: Queen Mary University of London)
+ 5 AuthorsSteffen E. Petersen41
Estimated H-index: 41
(QMUL: Queen Mary University of London)
Objectives: To assess whether electronic (e-) coaching, using personalized web-based lifestyle and risk factor counselling with additional email prompts, provides additional risk reduction when added to standard of care (SOC) in individuals at increased risk. Methods: Between June 2013 and May 2015, 402 participants were allocated 1:1 to e-coaching and SOC versus SOC. Participants free of manifest cardiovascular disease, with internet access, and a 10-year QRISK2 cardiovascular risk of ≥10% were...
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Published on Jul 12, 2019in Annals of global health 2.04
Blessing Jaka Akombi (UNSW: University of New South Wales), Andre Masumbuko Renzaho (USYD: University of Sydney)
Background: Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) has one of the highest levels of perinatal mortality globally. However, there are sub-regional and country-specific disparities in its distribution. Objective: The aim of this study was to undertake a meta-analysis of demographic and health surveys to quantify perinatal mortality rate within sub-Saharan Africa and to depict sub-regional and country-specific differences. Methods: This study used cross-sectional data from the most recent demographic and health ...
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Published on Jul 11, 2019in Annals of global health 2.04
Ibrahim M. Gosadi (JazanU: Jazan University), Hadi Hassan Daghreeri1
Estimated H-index: 1
(JazanU: Jazan University)
+ 5 AuthorsGhadah M. Gosadi
Background: Infant mortality rates are highest in the southern regions of Saudi Arabia, compared to other regions in the kingdom. Objective: To measure demographic factors associated with mothers’ levels of knowledge and practice of care for their newborns in Jazan region, south of Saudi Arabia. Methods: This is a cross-sectional study conducted between November and December 2018 in Jazan region, Saudi Arabia, on the northern borders of Yemen. A questionnaire was utilised to measure mothers’ lev...
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Published on Jul 11, 2019in Annals of global health 2.04
Dylan Stanger1
Estimated H-index: 1
(UBC: University of British Columbia),
D. Wan2
Estimated H-index: 2
(UBC: University of British Columbia)
+ 4 AuthorsAmir Ahmadi (ISMMS: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai)
Background: Handheld echocardiography is being proposed as the fifth pillar of bedside physical cardiovascular examination (PE) and is referred to as insonation. Although there is emerging consensus that insonation is superior to PE for diagnosis of various cardiac conditions, superiority has not been consistently demonstrated for various valvular heart disease (VHD) lesions. The objective of this review is to systematically review the accuracy of insonation and auscultation in published literat...
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Published on Jul 11, 2019in Annals of global health 2.04
Xiaojie Bo (Tongji University), Jianwei Shi (SJTU: Shanghai Jiao Tong University)+ 7 AuthorsZhaoxin Wang (SJTU: Shanghai Jiao Tong University)
Background: The incidence of pancreatic cancer has increased annually, but the risk factors and their interactions are still unknown. Objective: The aim of this study was to identify risk factors and the effects of their interactions on pancreatic cancer occurrence among patients in Shanghai, China. Methods: We conducted a hospital-based case-control study. The case group consisted of pathologically diagnosed pancreatic cancer patients, and the control group consisted of a healthy population. Th...
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Published on Jul 10, 2019in Annals of global health 2.04
Fatemeh Rezaei (Shiraz University of Medical Sciences), Hamid Reza Tabatabaee15
Estimated H-index: 15
(Shiraz University of Medical Sciences)
+ 2 AuthorsSoheil Hassanipour4
Estimated H-index: 4
(University of Gilan)
Background: Bladder cancer is the ninth most common cancer in the world. Objectives: This study aimed to determine the correlation between age-standardized incidence rates of bladder cancer and some risk factors in Asian countries through an extensive ecological analysis. Methods: This ecological study evaluated the correlation between age-standardized incidence rates of bladder cancer and obesity, overweight, physical inactivity, and tobacco use in 30 Asian countries. To determine the factors t...
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Published on Jul 9, 2019in Annals of global health 2.04
Zemenu Yohannes Kassa (HU: Hawassa University), Zelalem Tenaw (HU: Hawassa University)+ 5 AuthorsZerai Kassaye (HU: Hawassa University)
Background: Prepregnancy health care is vital to alleviate and prevent maternal and neonatal disability and death. Objective: The purpose of the study was to measure the levels of knowledge and attitude on preconception care and their determinants among women who delivered at government hospitals in a rural setting in southern Ethiopia. Method: A facility-based cross sectional study was done from January 01 to February 30, 2017 on a sample of 370 women who delivered at government hospitals in Wo...
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Published on Jul 9, 2019in Annals of global health 2.04
Ifunanya Ikhile (University of Port Harcourt), Ifenyinwa Chijioke-Nwauche (University of Port Harcourt), Orish Ebere Orisakwe19
Estimated H-index: 19
(University of Port Harcourt)
Background: The dearth of information on the economic cost of childhood poisoning in sub-Saharan Africa necessitated this study. Objective: This study has investigated the prevalence of childhood drug and non-drug poisoning, treatment modalities and economic costs in Nigeria. Method: A retrospective study of childhood drug and non-drug poisoning cases from January 2007 to June 2014 in the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital (UPTH), Port Harcourt, Nigeria was carried out. Medical record...
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Published on Jul 5, 2019in Annals of global health 2.04
Emmanuel Ochigbo Udeh (UNN: University of Nigeria, Nsukka), Rose Nduka Obiezue1
Estimated H-index: 1
(UNN: University of Nigeria, Nsukka)
+ 3 AuthorsChidiebere A. Otuu (UNN: University of Nigeria, Nsukka)
Background: Parasitic infections of the gastrointestinal tract is one of the highest causes of morbidity and mortality among HIV infected individuals. This is due to the colonization of the intestinal tract by parasites influenced by induced enteropathy caused by HIV infection. CD + 4 t-lymphocytes count is a marker of the immune status of HIV infected individuals. Objective: This study investigated the prevalence of gastrointestinal parasitic infections among HIV coinfected individuals in relat...
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