Journal of Public Health

Wed, 11/25/2020 - 12:01
Background We investigated whether the incidence of death following myocardial infarction (MI) varied by season and latitude in the Swedish population. Methods We studied deaths following MI from January 1987 to December 2009, using the Swedish National Cause of Death Register. County of residence was used to determine latitude and population density. An extension of Poisson regression was used...
Thu, 08/20/2020 - 12:01
Background Children incur lead toxicity even at low blood-lead concentrations (BLCs), and testing in England is opportunistic. We described epidemiology of cases notified to a passive laboratory-based surveillance system (SS), the Lead Poisoning in Children (LPIC) SS to inform opportunities to prevent lead exposure in children in England. Methods Surveillance population: children <16 years of...
Thu, 02/27/2020 - 03:26
Background Medication errors made by nurses are common in general practice and can lead to harm in patients. The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of pharmacist-led educational implementations in reducing medication errors made by nurses in an emergency hospital in Cairo, Egypt. Methods A prospective pre–post-interventional study was conducted in an emergency hospital using direct...
Fri, 12/20/2019 - 03:15
ABSTRACT Background Well-tolerated, highly effective HCV treatment, known as direct-acting antivirals (DAAs), is now recommended for all people living with HCV, providing the tools for HCV elimination. We sought to understand treatment barriers among low-income HIV/HCV coinfected patients and providers with the goal of increasing uptake. Methods In 2014, we conducted 26 interviews with HIV/HCV...
Thu, 10/10/2019 - 03:18
Background Armed conflict in Nigeria resulted in more than 2 million internally displaced persons (IDPs). IDPs live in poor conditions lacking basic resources with variable provision across different locations. This audit aimed to determine the health-related resources available to IDPs in camp-like settings in Nigeria and whether these met international standards. Methods Using a cross-sectional...