Journal of
Public Health and Epidemiology

  • Abbreviation: J. Public Health Epidemiol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2316
  • DOI: 10.5897/JPHE
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 609

Table of Content: June 2011; 3(6)

June 2011

The ability of the all patient refined (APR) and centres for medicare (CMS) diagnosis related groups (DRG) systems to evaluate clinical and functional outcomes of hospitalized elderly patients: A multicentre, prospective study

Aim of the study was to compare the ability of the all patients refined diagnosis related groups (APR-DRG) with the centre for medicare and medicaid services diagnosis related groups (CMS-DRG) in predicting multidimensional impairment of elderly patients. Cases discharged from 20 geriatric units were grouped by the CMS-DRG and the APR-DRG. A comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) was performed using the...

Author(s): Alberto Pilotto, Marilisa Franceschi, Mauro Di Bari, Franco Rengo, Roberto Bernabei, Luca Lorenzoni, Niccolò Marchionni and Antonio Greco

June 2011

Evolutionary characteristics of swine-origin H1N1 influenza virus that infected humans from sporadic to pandemic

Evolutionary process of swine-origin H1N1 influenza A viruses that infected humans from sporadic to pandemic is of high epidemiological significance but still remains obscure. To understand this process, we performed phylogenetic, bootscan, and adaptive evolution analyses using the sequences of the 8 gene segments from swine-origin H1N1 influenza A viruses that infected humans and the reference viruses. Classic swine...

Author(s): Lei Han, Wenying Lu, Yifang Han, Shuhua Li, Jianhua Yin, Jiaxin Xie, Tong Su and Guangwen Cao

June 2011

Assessment of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) usage to enhance male sexual performance in Ogbomoso metropolis

This work is aimed at comparing availability, affordability, patronage and adverse effects of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) with orthodox medicines [such as Sildenafil citrate (Viagra)] as remedy for enhancing sexual performance in Ogbomoso metropolis, Nigeria. 530 adult men were interviewed at random across the city with a structured open- and close-ended questionnaire. The information...

Author(s): Oyekunle Olanrewaju Akinloye and Raji Yinusa

June 2011

A cohort study on obstetric care for HIV positive women in Addis Ababa: Intrapartum transfers and associated delays

Despite the importance of safe obstetric practice in reducing mother-to-child HIV transmission and adverse perinatal outcomes, little is known about access to intrapartum obstetric care for HIV positive women. A cohort of HIV positive women were followed to assess the rate of intrapartum transfers and associated adverse outcomes in Addis Ababa. Overall, 282 HIV positive pregnant women were followed, 75% gave birth at...

Author(s): Alemnesh H. Mirkuzie, Sven Gudmund Hinderaker, Mitike Molla Sisay, Karen Marie Moland and Odd Mørkve

June 2011

No HIV infections despite high numbers of hepatitis B and C virus infections in Dutch prisoners

International studies show high prevalences of blood-borne infections in prisoners but little is known about infectious diseases in Dutch prisoners. This study assessed the prevalence of HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C virus infections in Dutch prisoners and contributing risk factors. A cross-sectional serosurvey was conducted among male prisoners, using blood samples and questionnaires. Overall, 229 prisoners...

Author(s): Imke Schreuder, Marianne A. B. van der Sande, Albert D. M. E. Osterhaus, Charles A. B. Boucher, John Pinxt, Christian J. P. A. Hoebe, Nicole H. T. M . Dukers-Muijrers, Femke D. H.  Koedijk, Anneke Westerhof, Esther A. Croes and Maaike G. van Veen

June 2011

Knowledge and practices relating to malaria in Ndu community of Cameroon: Signs and symptoms, causes and prevention

More than 90% of deaths due to malaria occur in Sub-Saharan Africa where it kills a child below five years every 30seconds. In Cameroon, malaria accounts for 40-45% of medical consultations, 57% of hospitalization days and 40% of mortality among children below 5 years. The objective of this study was to understand how people recognize malaria, its cause, prevention and modifiable risky behaviours that are important in...

Author(s): Dickson Shey   Nsagha,  Anna Longdoh Njunda, Henri Lucien Fouamno Kamga, Jules Clement Nguedia Assob,  Charles Shey Wiysonge, Sarah Mboshi Nsagha, and Alfred Kongnyu Njamnshi­