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Detecting Topic and Sentiment Trends in Physician Rating Websites: Analysis of Online Reviews Using 3-Wave Datasets.

Int J Environ Res Public Health 2021 04 29;18(9). Epub 2021 Apr 29.

School of Computing, Gachon University, Seongnam 1342, Korea.

(1) Background: Physician rating websites (PRWs) are a rich resource of information where individuals learn other people response to various health problems. The current study aims to investigate and analyze the people top concerns and sentiment dynamics expressed in physician online reviews (PORs). (2) Methods: Text data were collected from four U. Read More

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Agenda setting for essential medicines policy in sub-Saharan Africa: a retrospective policy analysis using Kingdon's multiple streams model.

Health Res Policy Syst 2021 May 3;19(1):72. Epub 2021 May 3.

Department of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Zimbabwe, P. O. Box A178, Avondale, Zimbabwe.

Background: Lack of access to essential medicines presents a significant threat to achieving universal health coverage (UHC) in sub-Saharan Africa. Although it is acknowledged that essential medicines policies do not rise and stay on the policy agenda solely through rational deliberation and consideration of technical merits, policy theory is rarely used to direct and guide analysis to inform future policy implementation. We used Kingdon's model to analyse agenda setting for essential medicines policy in sub-Saharan Africa during the formative phase of the primary healthcare (PHC) concept. Read More

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Housing Spaces in Nine European Countries: A Comparison of Dimensional Requirements.

Int J Environ Res Public Health 2021 Apr 17;18(8). Epub 2021 Apr 17.

Department of Civil, Building and Environmental Engineering, Sapienza University of Rome, 00184 Rome, Italy.

Modern housing units must meet new needs and requirements; housing dimensions and functional characteristics are relevant issues, mainly considering population ageing and disability. The housing standards of nine European countries were compared to analyze their ability to satisfy new population need, in terms of size. The regulations were downloaded from the websites of the official channels of each country. Read More

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Personality of Public Health Organizations' Instagram Accounts and According Differences in Photos at Content and Pixel Levels.

Int J Environ Res Public Health 2021 Apr 8;18(8). Epub 2021 Apr 8.

Department of Applied Mathematics, Kyung Hee University, Yongin 17104, Korea.

Organizations maintain social media accounts and upload posts to show their activities and communicate with the public, as individual users do. Thus, organizations' social media accounts can be examined from the same perspective of that of individual users' accounts, with personality being one of the perspectives. In line with previous studies that analyzed the personality of non-human objects such as products, stores, brands, and websites, this study analyzed the personality of Instagram accounts of public health organizations. Read More

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Evaluation of Movements Matter: A social media and hospital-based campaign aimed at raising awareness of decreased fetal movements.

Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol 2021 Apr 27. Epub 2021 Apr 27.

NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Stillbirth, Mater Research Institute, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

Background: The Movements Matter campaign aimed to raise awareness of decreased fetal movements (DFM) among pregnant women and inform clinicians of best practice management.

Aim: To conduct a process evaluation of campaign implementation, and an impact evaluation of the campaign's effects on knowledge and experiences of pregnant women, and attitudes and practices of clinicians in relation to DFM.

Methods: This study used a cross-sectional before-after design. Read More

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Where Is LGBTQ+  in Ontario's Health Care Policies and Programs?

Sex Res Social Policy 2021 Apr 22:1-12. Epub 2021 Apr 22.

Faculty of Social Work, Wilfrid Laurier University, Kitchener, ON Canada.

Introduction: The LGBTQ+ community experiences health inequities that are linked to the social determinants of health (SDH), though the full extent of these health inequities is not fully understood.

Methods: This study is a comparative thematic content analysis of the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care's (MOHLTC) website and the websites of each of the 14 local health integration networks (LHINs) in 2009 and 2017. It provides a snapshot and evaluation of the amount and type of online content concerning LGBTQ+-specific health needs and determines how well the programs and services aligned with the Ministry's stated priorities and population health/SDH philosophy. Read More

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Information seeking behavior and COVID-19 pandemic: A snapshot of young, middle aged and senior individuals in Greece.

Int J Med Inform 2021 Apr 15;150:104465. Epub 2021 Apr 15.

Department of Library Science, Archives and Information Systems, School of Social Sciences, International Hellenic University, P.O. BOX 141, GR-57400, Thessaloniki, Greece. Electronic address:

Background: The plethora of information in the contemporary digital age is enormous and beyond the capability of the average person to process all the information received. During the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak, huge amount of information is increasingly available in digital information sources and overwhelms the average person. The purpose of this research was to investigate public's information seeking behavior on COVID-19 in Greece. Read More

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Sexual and reproductive health self-care interventions in the Eastern Mediterranean Region: findings from a cross-sectional values and preferences survey to inform WHO normative guidance on self-care interventions.

Health Res Policy Syst 2021 Apr 21;19(Suppl 1):57. Epub 2021 Apr 21.

Women's Reproductive Health, WHO, EMRO, Cairo, Egypt.

Background: Self-care strategies for sexual and reproductive health (SRH) include practices, tools, and strategies for people to manage their health. Access to SRH services has increased in the Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR) in the past decade. The objective of this manuscript is to provide a preliminary assessment of self-care SRH interventions focusing on access, knowledge, perceived challenges, and recommendations for the future. Read More

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Perceived Risk of COVID-19 and Related Factors Among University Students in Ethiopia During School Reopening.

Infect Drug Resist 2021 11;14:953-961. Epub 2021 Mar 11.

Department of Midwifery, College of Health Sciences, Debre Berhan University, Debre Berhan, Ethiopia.

Background: The novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has posed a great threat to the public. University students living in school compound with groups and sharing a common cafeteria are more susceptible to contract and spread the virus. Risk perception multiplies fear and anxiety that triggers precautionary action. Read More

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Regulation and status of herbal medicine clinical trials in Korea: a narrative review.

Integr Med Res 2021 Jun 4;10(2):100688. Epub 2020 Nov 4.

Clinical Medicine Division, Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, Daejeon, Republic of Korea.

Background: Herbal medicine has been used frequently in Korean medicine. We aimed to summarize the relevant regulations for herbal medicine clinical trials and to analyze their current status in the Republic of Korea.

Methods: We searched for legislation to find regulations on herbal medicine clinical trials. Read More

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Urban health nexus with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) preparedness and response in Africa: Rapid scoping review of the early evidence.

SAGE Open Med 2021 11;9:2050312121994360. Epub 2021 Feb 11.

Centre for Health Policy and Implementation Research, Institute of Health Research, University of Health and Allied Sciences, Ho, Ghana.

Introduction: Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 also called coronavirus disease 2019 was first reported in the African continent on 14 February 2020 in Egypt. As at 18 December 2020, the continent reported 2,449,754 confirmed cases, 57,817 deaths and 2,073,214 recoveries. Urban cities in Africa have particularly suffered the brunt of coronavirus disease 2019 coupled with criticisms that the response strategies have largely been a 'one-size-fits-all' approach. Read More

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February 2021

The use of biological drugs in psoriasis patients prior to pregnancy, during pregnancy and lactation: a review of current clinical guidelines.

Postepy Dermatol Alergol 2020 Dec 6;37(6):821-830. Epub 2021 Jan 6.

Department of Dermatology, Paediatric and Oncological Dermatology, Medical University of Lodz, Lodz, Poland.

Introduction: Information on the possibility of using biological drugs in psoriasis patients planning to conceive, patients who are pregnant or during lactation is limited.

Aim: Presenting recommendations published in clinical guidelines regarding the use of biological drugs - adalimumab, brodalumab, certolizumab pegol, etanercept, guselkumab, infliximab, ixekizumab, risankizumab, secukinumab, tildrakizumab, and ustekinumab, by psoriasis patients in the period of planning pregnancy, during pregnancy or during lactation.

Material And Methods: The paper was based on a comprehensive review of over 40 websites of HTA agencies, dermatological associations worldwide and medical databases (PubMed, Embase), the objective of which was to identify clinical guidelines relating to biological treatment of women of childbearing potential, published after 2018, which used GRADE - a system for rating the quality of a body of evidence. Read More

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December 2020

Attacking and defence pathways for Intelligent Medical Diagnosis System (IMDS).

Int J Med Inform 2021 Feb 11;148:104415. Epub 2021 Feb 11.

School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, University of Essex, Colchester CO4 3SQ, United Kingdom; Key Lab of Medical Electrophysiology, Ministry of Education, Institute of Cardiovascular Research, Southwest Medical University, Luzhou 646000, China. Electronic address:

Background: The Intelligent Medical Diagnosis System (IMDS) has been targeted by the cyber attackers, who aim to damage the Healthcare Critical National Infrastructure (CNI). This research is motivated by the recent cyber attacks happened worldwide that have resulted in the compromise of medical diagnosis records. This study was conducted to demonstrate how the IMDS could be attacked and diagnosis records compromised (i. Read More

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February 2021

Quality and Authenticity of Metformin Tablets Circulating on Japanese Websites.

Ther Innov Regul Sci 2021 Feb 17. Epub 2021 Feb 17.

Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Medi-Quality Security Institute, Kanazawa University, Kakuma-machi, Kanazawa, 920-1192, Japan.

Background: Low-quality medicines and falsified medicines represent long-standing problems in developing countries. In Southeast Asia, the circulation of low-quality diabetes drugs (metformin) has been confirmed. It is possible that low-quality metformin has entered Japan via personal import through the Internet. Read More

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February 2021

Strategies for involving patients and the public in scaling-up initiatives in health and social services: protocol for a scoping review and Delphi survey.

Syst Rev 2021 Feb 11;10(1):55. Epub 2021 Feb 11.

VITAM-Centre de recherche en santé durable, Université Laval, Pavillon Landry-Poulin, 2525, Chemin de la Canardière, Quebec City, QC, G1J 0A4, Canada.

Background: The scale-up of evidence-based innovations is required to reduce waste and inequities in health and social services (HSS). However, it often tends to be a top-down process initiated by policy makers, and the values of the intended beneficiaries are forgotten. Involving multiple stakeholders including patients and the public in the scaling-up process is thus essential but highly complex. Read More

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February 2021

Factors associated with the spatial heterogeneity of the first wave of COVID-19 in France: a nationwide geo-epidemiological study.

Lancet Public Health 2021 04 6;6(4):e222-e231. Epub 2021 Feb 6.

European Hospital Marseille, Aix-Marseille University, INSERM, IRD, SESSTIM, IPLESP, Marseille, France.

Background: The objective of this study was to better understand the factors associated with the heterogeneity of in-hospital COVID-19 morbidity and mortality across France, one of the countries most affected by COVID-19 in the early months of the pandemic.

Methods: This geo-epidemiological analysis was based on data publicly available on government and administration websites for the 96 administrative departments of metropolitan France between March 19 and May 11, 2020, including Public Health France, the Regional Health Agencies, the French national statistics institute, and the Ministry of Health. Using hierarchical ascendant classification on principal component analysis of multidimensional variables, and multivariate analyses with generalised additive models, we assessed the associations between several factors (spatiotemporal spread of the epidemic between Feb 7 and March 17, 2020, the national lockdown, demographic population structure, baseline intensive care capacities, baseline population health and health-care services, new chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine dispensations, economic indicators, degree of urbanisation, and climate profile) and in-hospital COVID-19 incidence, mortality, and case fatality rates. Read More

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Development of an electrocardiogram-based risk calculator for a cardiac cause of syncope.

Heart 2021 Jan 27. Epub 2021 Jan 27.

Department of Cardiology, Cardiovascular Research Institute Basel (CRIB), University Hospital Basel, Basel, Switzerland

Objective: To develop an ECG-based tool for rapid risk assessment of a cardiac cause of syncope in patients ≥40 years.

Methods: In a prospective international multicentre study, 2007 patients ≥40 years presenting with syncope were recruited in the emergency department (ED) of participating centres ranging from large university hospitals to smaller rural hospitals in eight countries from May 2010 to July 2017. 12-Lead ECG recordings were obtained at ED presentation following the syncopal event. Read More

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January 2021

Direct from the COVID-19 crisis: research and innovation sparks in Brazil.

Health Res Policy Syst 2021 Jan 21;19(1):10. Epub 2021 Jan 21.

Universidade de Brasília (UnB), Brasília, DF, Brazil.

Background: The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has spread throughout more than 160 countries, infecting millions of people worldwide. To address this health emergency, countries have organized the flow of production and innovation to reduce the impact on health. This article shows the response of the Brazilian scientific community to meet the urgent needs of the public unified health system [SUS], aiming to guarantee universal access to an estimated population of 211 million. Read More

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January 2021

Assessing the Security of Campus Networks: The Case of Seven Universities.

Sensors (Basel) 2021 Jan 5;21(1). Epub 2021 Jan 5.

Institute of Information Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100093, China.

The network security situation of campus networks on CERNET (China Education and Research Network) has received great concern. However, most network managers have no complete picture of the network security because of its special management and the rapid growth of network assets. In this investigation, the security of campus networks belonging to seven universities in Wuhan was investigated. Read More

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January 2021

Study of ambulatory care supervision mechanisms in health systems: A comparative study.

Med J Islam Repub Iran 2020 3;34:148. Epub 2020 Nov 3.

Department of Health Services Management, School of Health Management & Information Sciences, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Supervision in health sector means a system, process, or mechanism by which some aspects or characteristics of a health care organization is evaluated and analyzed by an external body. This study compared the mechanisms of supervision in ambulatory care in selected countries to provide lessons learnt from global experiences. In this comparative study USA, UK, Germany, Canada, Turkey, and Iran were selected based on inclusion criteria, including development level and type of the health system. Read More

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November 2020

Demographic and Clinical Characteristics of Early Travel-Associated COVID-19 Cases.

Front Public Health 2020;8:573925. Epub 2020 Dec 23.

Biomedical Research Center, Qatar University, Doha, Qatar.

SARS-CoV-2 continues to claim hundreds of thousands of people's lives. It mostly affects the elderly and those with chronic illness but can also be fatal in younger age groups. This article is the first comprehensive analysis of the epidemiological and clinical outcomes of the travel-associated SARS-CoV-2 cases until April 19, 2020. Read More

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January 2021

Delayed Comparison and Apriori Algorithm (DCAA): A Tool for Discovering Protein-Protein Interactions From Time-Series Phosphoproteomic Data.

Front Mol Biosci 2020 10;7:606570. Epub 2020 Dec 10.

The Key Laboratory of Cardiovascular Remodeling and Function Research, Chinese Ministry of Education, Chinese National Health Commission and Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Qilu Hospital of Shandong University, Jinan, China.

Analysis of high-throughput omics data is one of the most important approaches for obtaining information regarding interactions between proteins/genes. Time-series omics data are a series of omics data points indexed in time order and normally contain more abundant information about the interactions between biological macromolecules than static omics data. In addition, phosphorylation is a key posttranslational modification (PTM) that is indicative of possible protein function changes in cellular processes. Read More

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December 2020

Global impact of tobacco control policies on smokeless tobacco use: a systematic review protocol.

BMJ Open 2020 12 24;10(12):e042860. Epub 2020 Dec 24.

Department of Health Sciences, University of York, York, UK.

Introduction: Smokeless tobacco (ST) was consumed by 356 million people globally in 2017. Recent evidence shows that ST consumption is responsible for an estimated 652 494 all-cause deaths across the globe annually. The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) was negotiated in 2003 and ratified in 2005 to implement effective tobacco control measures. Read More

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December 2020

Global, regional, and national estimates of target population sizes for covid-19 vaccination: descriptive study.

BMJ 2020 12 15;371:m4704. Epub 2020 Dec 15.

School of Public Health, Fudan University, Key Laboratory of Public Health Safety, Ministry of Education, 138 Yixueyuan Road, Xuhui District, 200032 Shanghai, China.

Objective: To provide global, regional, and national estimates of target population sizes for coronavirus disease 2019 (covid-19) vaccination to inform country specific immunisation strategies on a global scale.

Design: Descriptive study.

Setting: 194 member states of the World Health Organization. Read More

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December 2020

Critical appraisal of the quality of clinical practice guidelines for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

Ann Transl Med 2020 Nov;8(21):1405

Co-construction Collaborative Innovation Center for Chinese Medicine and Respiratory Diseases by Henan & Education Ministry of P.R. China, Zhengzhou, China.

Background: Clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) have long served as an essential tool for clinicians to rationalize their treatment in practice. However, the quality of guidelines varies greatly. The present study aimed to analyze high-quality CPGs of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and highlight the potential for further improvement. Read More

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November 2020

Wait-time reporting systems for elective surgery in Canada: a content analysis of provincial and territorial initiatives.

CMAJ Open 2020 Oct-Dec;8(4):E844-E851. Epub 2020 Dec 10.

Department of Surgery (Segall, Takata, Urbach), Women's College Hospital; Department of Surgery (Urbach), University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont.

Background: In Canada, a substantial barrier to the accessibility of surgical procedures is wait times. The objective of this study was to develop and describe an inventory of wait-time reporting systems for elective surgical procedures.

Methods: Between June and August 2019, we searched all Canadian provincial and territorial ministry of health websites to identify the wait-time reporting systems in place. Read More

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December 2020

Recommendations by the Spanish Society of Epidemiology and Oral Public Health (SESPO) for the healthcare adaptation of public health dental clinics in Spain during the COVID-19 pandemic.

J Clin Exp Dent 2020 Dec 1;12(12):e1183-e1188. Epub 2020 Dec 1.

MD, DDS, PhD. Chair of Dental Public Health in Oviedo Region. Asturian Health Service, Spain. SESPO Treasurer.

Background: In March 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID-19 pandemic and, a few days later, the Spanish Government declared a State of Emergency and the population lockdown. This crisis situation crisis forced deep changes in health care. At dental care level, it became necessary for both public health services and private consultations to plan changes to enable them to face this healthcare challenge. Read More

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December 2020

Development and application of a comparative risk assessment method for ranking chemical hazards in food.

Food Addit Contam Part A Chem Anal Control Expo Risk Assess 2021 Jan 4;38(1):1-14. Epub 2020 Dec 4.

NHC Key Laboratory of Food Safety Risk Assessment, Chinese Academy of Medical Science Research Unit (2019RU014), China National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment , Beijing, China.

The aim of this study was to develop a comparative risk assessment method to prioritise the public health risks posed by chemical hazards in food. Through a literature review, and in light of expert opinions, a bottom-up, semi-quantitative scoring method was applied to screen the ranking metrics and assign a score. In addition, a metrics system and a ranking model were constructed. Read More

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January 2021