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  1. Assuming a higher risk of latent tuberculosis (TB) infection in the population of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in October of 1998 the TB Control Program of Clementino Fraga Filho Hospital (CFFH) routinely started t...

    Authors: Cristiane G Salles, Antonio Ruffino-Netto, Jose R Lapa-e-Silva, Afranio L Kritski, Michelle Cailleaux-Cesar, Fernanda C Queiroz-Mello and Marcus B Conde

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:38

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Doctors have a relatively high degree of emotional distress, but seek help to a lesser degree and at a later stage than other academic groups. This can be deleterious for themselves and for their patients. Pre...

    Authors: Karin E Isaksson Rø, Tore Gude and Olaf G Aasland

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:36

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Nitrite inhalants ("poppers") are peripheral vasodilators which, since the beginning of the epidemic, have been known to increase risk for acquiring HIV infection among men who have sex with men (MSM). However...

    Authors: Thomas M Lampinen, Kelly Mattheis, Keith Chan and Robert S Hogg

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:35

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Due to the high number of immunosuppressed and other predisposed patients hospitals have to control and ensure the microbiological water quality. The origin for the occurrence of pathogenic microorganisms in w...

    Authors: Alexander Dyck, Martin Exner and Axel Kramer

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:34

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Nearly all studies reporting smoking status collect self-reported data. The objective of this study was to assess sociodemographic characteristics and selected, common smoking-related diseases as predictors of...

    Authors: Monica A Fisher, George W Taylor, Brent J Shelton and Sara M Debanne

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:33

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a significant problem for patients undergoing hemodialysis therapy. This situation has never been studied in Mato Grosso state, central Brazil. This study was conducted aiming to est...

    Authors: Marcelo AM Santos and Francisco JD Souto

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:32

    Content type: Research article

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  7. In New York City (NYC), the annual mortality rate is higher for accidental drug overdoses than for homicides; cocaine and opiates are the drugs most frequently associated with drug overdose deaths. We assessed...

    Authors: Kyle T Bernstein, Angela Bucciarelli, Tinka Markham Piper, Charles Gross, Ken Tardiff and Sandro Galea

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:31

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Enlargement of the European Union has caused worries about the possibility of increased migration from its new members, the former Soviet countries, and consequently increased demands on the health care system...

    Authors: Yulia Blomstedt, Sven-Erik Johansson and Jan Sundquist

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:27

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Asthma and allergy are highly prevalent in industrialised countries. Longitudinal and cross-sectional studies have identified a number of potential risk factors for these conditions, including genetic and envi...

    Authors: Michael J Epton, George I Town, Tristram Ingham, Kristin Wickens, David Fishwick and Julian Crane

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:26

    Content type: Research article

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  10. To explore differences related to health and working conditions by comparing socio-demographic parameters, reproductive and prenatal care characteristics and working conditions among pregnant women who are emp...

    Authors: Laura del Pilar Torres-Arreola, Patricia Constantino-Casas, Juan Pablo Villa-Barragán and Svetlana Vladislavovna Doubova

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:25

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Overweight in children and adolescents has reached dimensions of a global epidemic during recent years. Simultaneously, information and communication technology use has rapidly increased.

    Authors: Hanna-Reetta Lajunen, Anna Keski-Rahkonen, Lea Pulkkinen, Richard J Rose, Aila Rissanen and Jaakko Kaprio

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:24

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Changes in lifestyles and in the environment over the last decades are probably the most important cause of the overweight epidemic, but the findings are inconsistent among studies. The purpose of this study w...

    Authors: Nathalie Duvigneaud, Katrien Wijndaele, Lynn Matton, Peter Deriemaeker, Renaat Philippaerts, Johan Lefevre, Martine Thomis and William Duquet

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:23

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Mastitis constitutes an important risk factor in HIV vertical transmission. Very little, however, is known on how women in sub-Saharan Africa conceptualise health problems related to breastfeeding, such as mas...

    Authors: Manuela De Allegri, Malabika Sarker, Jennifer Hofmann, Mamadou Sanon and Thomas Böhler

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:22

    Content type: Research article

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  14. The prevalence of depression is increasing not only among adults, but also among adolescents. Several risk factors for depression in youth have been identified, including female gender, increasing age, lower s...

    Authors: Rafael T Mikolajczyk, Maren Bredehorst, Nadia Khelaifat, Claudia Maier and Annette E Maxwell

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:21

    Content type: Research article

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  15. The first vaccine to prevent human papillomavirus (HPV) and cervical cancer has been licensed, and in future, vaccination may be routinely offered to 10–14 year old girls. HPV is a sexually transmitted virus a...

    Authors: Loretta Brabin, Stephen A Roberts and Henry C Kitchener

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:20

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Large-scale Tuberculosis (TB) control programmes in China have been hailed a success. Concerns remain, however, about whether the programme is reaching all sections of the population, particularly poorer group...

    Authors: Tuohong Zhang, Shenglan Tang, Gao Jun and Margaret Whitehead

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:19

    Content type: Research article

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  17. An estimated 12 million sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are documented in Brazil per year. Given the scope of this public health challenge and the importance of prompt treatment and follow-up counseling...

    Authors: Monica Malta, Francisco I Bastos, Steffanie A Strathdee, Shayna D Cunnigham, Jose Henrique Pilotto and Deanna Kerrigan

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:18

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Few studies of miners have been carried out in African countries; most are from South Africa, where the working conditions are assumed to be better than in the rest of Africa. Several studies have focused on r...

    Authors: Simon HD Mamuya, Magne Bråtveit, Yohana Mashalla and Bente E Moen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:17

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Before starting interventions addressing energy-balance related behaviors, knowledge is needed about the prevalence of sedentary behaviors and low physical exercise, their interrelationships, possible gender d...

    Authors: Saskia J te Velde, Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij, Inga Thorsdottir, Mette Rasmussen, Maria Hagströmer, Knut-Inge Klepp and Johannes Brug

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:16

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Childhood obesity is one of the most pressing health issues of our time. Key health organizations have recommended research be conducted on the effectiveness of well-designed interventions to combat childhood ...

    Authors: Rachel A Jones, Anthony D Okely, Clare E Collins, Philip J Morgan, Julie R Steele, Janet M Warren, Louise A Baur, Dylan P Cliff, Tracy Burrows and Jane Cleary

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:15

    Content type: Study protocol

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  21. Acute poisoning by agricultural pesticides is a well established global public health problem. Keeping pesticides under safe storage is now promoted as a potential way to reduce the number of severe poisoning ...

    Authors: Flemming Konradsen, Ravi Pieris, Manjula Weerasinghe, Wim van der Hoek, Michael Eddleston and Andrew H Dawson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:13

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Intimate partner violence against women (IPV) has been identified as a serious public health problem. Although the health care system is an important site for identification and intervention, there have been c...

    Authors: Iris Gutmanis, Charlene Beynon, Leslie Tutty, C Nadine Wathen and Harriet L MacMillan

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:12

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Neglected diseases encompass a group of pathologies that disproportionally affect resource-constrained areas of the world. In tropical and subtropical areas in Latin America, the vicious cycle of poverty, dise...

    Authors: Carlos Franco-Paredes, Danielle Jones, Alfonso J Rodríguez-Morales and José Ignacio Santos-Preciado

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:11

    Content type: Commentary

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  24. A thorough examination of the morbidity and comorbidity profiles among the elderly and an evaluation of the related factors are required to improve the delivery of health care to the elderly and to estimate th...

    Authors: Eun-kyung Woo, Changsu Han, Sangmee Ahn Jo, Min Kyu Park, Sungsoo Kim, Eunkyung Kim, Moon Ho Park, Juyoung Lee and Inho Jo

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:10

    Content type: Research article

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  25. The volume, extent and speed of travel have dramatically increased in the past decades, providing the potential for an infectious disease to spread through the transportation network. By collecting information...

    Authors: Philippe J Guerin, Rebecca Freeman Grais, John Arne Rottingen and Alain Jacques Valleron

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:8

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Recent reports suggest an increase in sexually-transmitted hepatitis C infection among HIV-infected men who have sex with men (MSM) in European cities. We investigated whether current national surveillance sys...

    Authors: Sarah Dougan, M Adekoyejo Balogun, Jonathan Elford, Lisa J Brant, Katy Sinka, Barry G Evans and Mary E Ramsay

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:7

    Content type: Research article

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  27. In the Latin America and Caribbean region over 210 million people live below the poverty line. These impoverished and marginalized populations are heavily burdened with neglected communicable diseases. These d...

    Authors: John C Holveck, John P Ehrenberg, Steven K Ault, Rocio Rojas, Javier Vasquez, Maria Teresa Cerqueira, Josefa Ippolito-Shepherd, Miguel A Genovese and Mirta Roses Periago

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:6

    Content type: Debate

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  28. Health behaviours among doctors has been suggested to be an important marker of how harmful lifestyle behaviours are perceived. In several countries, decrease in smoking among physicians was spectacular, indic...

    Authors: Paul Sebo, Martine Bouvier Gallacchi, Catherine Goehring, Beat Künzi and Patrick A Bovier

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:5

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Palliative care in cancer aims at alleviating the suffering of patients. A previous study in patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer showed that adenosine 5'-triphosphate (ATP) infusions had a favour...

    Authors: Sandra Beijer, Erik van Rossum, Pierre S Hupperets, Cor Spreeuwenberg, Marieke van den Beuken, Ron A Winkens, Lisette Ars, Ben E van den Borne, Alexander de Graeff and Pieter C Dagnelie

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:4

    Content type: Study protocol

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  30. Data on the prevalence of tobacco use among teenagers in Greece are limited. We examined the prevalence of smoking among middle-school students in Greece using the Global Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS).

    Authors: Athina Kyrlesi, Elpidoforos S Soteriades, Charles W Warren, Jeni Kremastinou, Panagiotis Papastergiou, Nathan R Jones and Christos Hadjichristodoulou

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:3

    Content type: Research article

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  31. Anthropometric evaluation is an essential feature of geriatric nutritional evaluation for determining malnutrition, being overweight, obesity, muscular mass loss, fat mass gain and adipose tissue redistributio...

    Authors: Sergio Sánchez-García, Carmen García-Peña, María Ximena Duque-López, Teresa Juárez-Cedillo, Alma Rosa Cortés-Núñez and Sandra Reyes-Beaman

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:2

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Whilst alcohol and drug use among young people is known to escalate during short holidays and working breaks in international nightlife resorts, little empirical data are available on the impact of longer back...

    Authors: Mark A Bellis, Karen E Hughes, Paul Dillon, Jan Copeland and Peter Gates

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:1

    Content type: Research article

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  33. Fever is the clinical hallmark of malaria disease. The Roll Back Malaria (RBM) movement promotes prompt, effective treatment of childhood fevers as a key component to achieving its optimistic mortality reducti...

    Authors: Bruce A Larson, Abdinasir A Amin, Abdisalan M Noor, Dejan Zurovac and Robert W Snow

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:314

    Content type: Research article

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  34. Recent international and national events have brought critical attention to the Canadian public health system and how prepared the system is to respond to various types of contemporary public health threats. T...

    Authors: Douglas Moore, Alan Shiell, Tom Noseworthy, Margaret Russell and Gerald Predy

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:313

    Content type: Study protocol

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  35. Social inequalities in health exist globally and are a major public health concern. This study focus on a systematic investigation into the associations between health indicators, living conditions and parenta...

    Authors: Xianming du Prel, Ursula Krämer, Heidrun Behrendt, Johannes Ring, Hanna Oppermann, Tamara Schikowski and Ulrich Ranft

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:312

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Interest in the reproductive health of adolescents continues to grow throughout the world. Few studies had explored the reproductive health knowledge, sexual behavior and experience of sexual coercion among se...

    Authors: Ademola J Ajuwon, Adeniyi Olaleye, Banji Faromoju and Oladapo Ladipo

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:310

    Content type: Research article

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  37. Recent developments within the United Kingdom's (UK) health care system have re-awakened interest in community hospitals (CHs) and their role in the provision of health care. This integrative literature review...

    Authors: David Heaney, Corri Black, Catherine A O'Donnell, Cameron Stark and Edwin van Teijlingen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:309

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  38. The HIV burden estimate for India has a very wide plausibility range. A recent population-based study in a south Indian district demonstrated that the official method used in India to estimate HIV burden in th...

    Authors: Lalit Dandona, Vemu Lakshmi, G Anil Kumar and Rakhi Dandona

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:308

    Content type: Research article

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  39. In developed countries, gastrointestinal illness (GI) is typically mild and self-limiting, however, it has considerable economic impact due to high morbidity.

    Authors: M Kate Thomas, Shannon E Majowicz, Laura MacDougall, Paul N Sockett, Suzie J Kovacs, Murray Fyfe, Victoria L Edge, Kathryn Doré, James A Flint, Spencer Henson and Andria Q Jones

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:307

    Content type: Research article

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  40. Management of environmental health issues is an integral part of public health systems. An active integrated environmental health surveillance and response system was developed for the Athens Olympics to monit...

    Authors: Christos Hadjichristodoulou, Varvara Mouchtouri, Vasiliki Vaitsi, Christina Kapoula, Anastasia Vousoureli, Isidiros Kalivitis, Julia Chervoni, Panagiotis Papastergiou, Antonios Vasilogiannakopoulos, Vasilis D Daniilidis and Jenny Kremastinou

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:306

    Content type: Research article

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  41. The policy of the diminution of the social isolation of the disabled is the main objective of the strategy of the EU new policy concerning the disabled. Lithuanian society faces this objective as well. For thi...

    Authors: Laimute Samsoniene, Algirdas Juozulynas, Gene Surkiene, Konstancija Jankauskiene and Aloyza Lukšiene

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:305

    Content type: Research article

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  42. Only limited data are available on the development, implementation, and evaluation processes of weight gain prevention programs in adolescents. To be able to learn from successes and failures of such intervent...

    Authors: Amika S Singh, Marijke JM Chin A Paw, Stef PJ Kremers, Tommy LS Visscher, Johannes Brug and Willem van Mechelen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:304

    Content type: Study protocol

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  43. The TFT-LCD (thin film transistor liquid crystal display) industry is rapidly growing in Taiwan and many other countries. A large number of workers, mainly women, are employed in the light-on test process to d...

    Authors: Shih-Bin Su, Chih-Wei Lu, Jiunn-Woei Sheen, Shu-Chun Kuo and How-Ran Guo

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2006 6:303

    Content type: Research article

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