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  1. To determine radiological features of arthropathy in systemic sclerosis patients with polyarthritis.

    Authors: Fadoua Allali, Latifa Tahiri, Adil Senjari, Redouane Abouqal and Najia Hajjaj-Hassouni
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:260
  2. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of disability and mortality in most Western countries. The prevalence of several risk factors, most notably low physical activity and poor nutrition, is very high. T...

    Authors: Suzan JW Robroek, Folef J Bredt and Alex Burdorf
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:259
  3. School-based breakfast provision is increasingly being seen as a means of improving educational performance and dietary behaviour amongst children. Furthermore, recognition is growing that breakfast provision ...

    Authors: Laurence Moore, Graham F Moore, Katy Tapper, Rebecca Lynch, Carol Desousa, Janine Hale, Chris Roberts and Simon Murphy
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:258
  4. Casino workers are exposed to high levels of secondhand smoke (SHS) at work, yet remain at risk of being excluded from smoke-free legislation around the world. If the prime motivation for smoke-free legislatio...

    Authors: Paul A Pilkington, Selena Gray and Anna B Gilmore
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:257
  5. Previous studies have shown that deprived neighbourhoods have higher cardiovascular mortality and morbidity rates. Inequalities in the distribution of behaviour related risk factors are one possible explanatio...

    Authors: Nico Dragano, Martin Bobak, Natalia Wege, Anne Peasey, Pablo E Verde, Ruzena Kubinova, Simone Weyers, Susanne Moebus, Stefan Möhlenkamp, Andreas Stang, Raimund Erbel, Karl-Heinz Jöckel, Johannes Siegrist and Hynek Pikhart
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:255
  6. Chronic low back pain (LBP) is a major public and occupational health problem, which is associated with very high costs. Although medical costs for chronic LBP are high, most costs are related to productivity ...

    Authors: Ludeke C Lambeek, Johannes R Anema, Barend J van Royen, Peter C Buijs, Paul I Wuisman, Maurits W van Tulder and Willem van Mechelen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:254
  7. Most depressed patients are attended at primary care. However, there are significant shortcomings in the diagnosis, management and outcomes of these patients. The aim of this study is to determine whether the ...

    Authors: Enric Aragonès, Antonia Caballero, Josep Ll Piñol, Germán López-Cortacans, Waleska Badia, Josep M Hernández, Pilar Casaus, Sílvia Folch, Josep Basora and Antonio Labad
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:253
  8. Comprehensive information about national spending on prevention is crucial for health policy development and evaluation. This study provides a comprehensive overview of prevention spending in the Netherlands, ...

    Authors: Esther W de Bekker-Grob, Johan J Polder, Johan P Mackenbach and Willem Jan Meerding
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:252
  9. Very little is known about the physical health needs of lesbian and bisexual women in the UK; most research has looked at mental or sexual health only. This article reports the results of four surveys carried ...

    Authors: Catherine Meads, Emily Buckley and Paul Sanderson
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:251
  10. Although syndromic surveillance systems are gaining acceptance as useful tools in public health, doubts remain about whether the anticipated early warning benefits exist. Many assessments of this question do n...

    Authors: Wei Zheng, Robert Aitken, David J Muscatello and Tim Churches
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:250
  11. Randomised controlled trials demonstrate a 60% reduction in type 2 diabetes incidence through lifestyle modification programmes. The aim of this study is to determine whether such programmes are feasible in pr...

    Authors: Tiina Laatikainen, James A Dunbar, Anna Chapman, Annamari Kilkkinen, Erkki Vartiainen, Sami Heistaro, Ben Philpot, Pilvikki Absetz, Stephen Bunker, Adrienne O'Neil, Prasuna Reddy, James D Best and Edward D Janus
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:249
  12. The Chinese National People's Congress ratified the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) on 27 August 2005, signaling China's commitment to implement tobacco control policies and legislation cons...

    Authors: Tingzhong Yang, Yanwei Wu, Abu Saleh M Abdullah, Di Dai, Fuzhong Li, Junqing Wu and Haiqing Xiang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:248
  13. Smoking is one of the most important risk factors for burden of disease. Our objective was to estimate the number of hospital diagnoses and days of treatment attributable to smoking for Canada, 2002.

    Authors: Dolly Baliunas, Jayadeep Patra, Jürgen Rehm, Svetlana Popova and Benjamin Taylor
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:247
  14. In 2002 the oil-tanker Prestige sank off the Galician coast. This study analyzes the effect of this accident on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and mental health in the affected population.

    Authors: José Miguel Carrasco, Beatriz Pérez-Gómez, Maria José García-Mendizábal, Virginia Lope, Nuria Aragonés, Maria João Forjaz, Pilar Guallar-Castillón, Gonzalo López-Abente, Fernando Rodríguez-Artalejo and Marina Pollán
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:245
  15. Health Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) is an important outcome in times of Highly Active Antiretroviral Treatment (HAART). We compared the HRQoL of HIV positive patients receiving HAART with those awaiting tre...

    Authors: Goedele M Louwagie, Max O Bachmann, Kobus Meyer, Frikkie le R Booysen, Lara R Fairall and Christo Heunis
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:244
  16. Despite the relatively low recorded alcohol consumption level, the Baltic countries (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania) and neighbouring Finland suffer from similar harmful consequences related to the use of alcoh...

    Authors: Ville Helasoja, Eero Lahelma, Ritva Prättälä, Janina Petkeviciene, Iveta Pudule and Mare Tekkel
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:241
  17. Increasing severe vegetation fires worldwide has been attributed to both global environmental change and land management practices. However there is little evidence concerning the population health effects of ...

    Authors: Fay H Johnston, Ross S Bailie, Louis S Pilotto and Ivan C Hanigan
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:240
  18. Metabolic syndrome (MS) is a combination of medical disorders that increase one's risk for cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Little information exists on the prevalence of MS in a general adult population i...

    Authors: Cheng-Chieh Lin, Chiu-Shong Liu, Ming-May Lai, Chia-Ing Li, Ching-Chu Chen, Pei-Chia Chang, Wen-Yuan Lin, Yih-Dar Lee, Tsann Lin and Tsai-Chung Li
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:239
  19. Two trials were conducted to compare emergency department patient comprehension of rapid HIV pre-test information using different methods to deliver this information.

    Authors: Roland C Merchant, Erin M Gee, Melissa A Clark, Kenneth H Mayer, George R Seage III and Victor G DeGruttola
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:238
  20. In November 2005, a large outbreak due to Salmonella enterica serotype Enteritidis (S. Enteritidis) was observed within children who had eaten their meals at 53 school cafeterias in Florence and the surrounding a...

    Authors: Cristina Romani, PierLuigi Nicoletti, Maria Ida Buonomini, Antonino Nastasi and Caterina Mammina
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:237
  21. Although there is rapid progress in vaccine research regarding influenza pandemic vaccines it is expected that pandemic influenza vaccine production can only start once the pandemic virus has been recognized. ...

    Authors: Masja Straetemans, Udo Buchholz, Sabine Reiter, Walter Haas and Gérard Krause
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:236
  22. Obesity is considered to be caused by a combination of heredity and environmental factors with typical onset during childhood. The aim of this study was to identify family risk factors for the development of o...

    Authors: Ana M Oliveira, Antônio C Oliveira, Marcele S Almeida, Nelson Oliveira and Luis Adan
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:235
  23. Tuberculosis (TB) remains a major cause of mortality in developing countries, and in these countries diabetes prevalence is increasing rapidly. Diabetes increases the risk of TB. Our aim was to assess the pote...

    Authors: Catherine R Stevenson, Nita G Forouhi, Gojka Roglic, Brian G Williams, Jeremy A Lauer, Chirstopher Dye and Nigel Unwin
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:234
  24. Researchers have frequently encountered difficulties in the recruitment and retention of minorities resulting in their under-representation in clinical trials. This report describes the successful strategies o...

    Authors: M Nabil El-Khorazaty, Allan A Johnson, Michele Kiely, Ayman AE El-Mohandes, Siva Subramanian, Haziel A Laryea, Kennan B Murray, Jutta S Thornberry and Jill G Joseph
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:233
  25. Physical activity has been associated with a decreased risk for breast cancer. The biological mechanismn(s) underlying the association between physical activity and breast cancer is not clear. Most prominent h...

    Authors: Evelyn M Monninkhof, Petra HM Peeters and Albertine J Schuit
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:232
  26. Use of smokeless tobacco is common in South Asia. Tobacco is a major preventable cause of morbidity and mortality. Doctors make one of the best avenues to influence patients' tobacco use. However, medical stud...

    Authors: Sardar Z Imam, Haq Nawaz, Yasir J Sepah, Aqueel H Pabaney, Mahwish Ilyas and Shehzad Ghaffar
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:231
  27. Non-Western migrant populations living in Western countries are more likely to be physically inactive during leisure time than host populations. It is argued that this difference will disappear as they accultu...

    Authors: Karen Hosper, Niek S Klazinga and Karien Stronks
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:230
  28. Death certificates are a potential source of sociodemographic data for decedents in epidemiologic research. However, because this information is provided by the next-of-kin or other proxies, there are concerns...

    Authors: Aurelian Bidulescu, Kathryn M Rose, Susanne H Wolf and Wayne D Rosamond
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:229
  29. Web-based health behavior change programs can reach large groups of disparate participants and thus they provide promise of becoming important public health tools. Data on participant rurality can complement o...

    Authors: Brian G Danaher, L Gary Hart, H Garth McKay and Herbert H Severson
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:228
  30. Socioeconomic status could affect the demand for hospital care. The aim of the present study was to assess the role of age, socioeconomic status and comorbidity on acute hospital admissions among elderly.

    Authors: Raffaele Antonelli-Incalzi, Carla Ancona, Francesco Forastiere, Valeria Belleudi, Andrea Corsonello and Carlo A Perucci
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:227
  31. Population studies conducted in Sweden have revealed an association between attendance at cultural activities and health. Using data from US residents, we examined whether the association could be observed in ...

    Authors: Anna V Wilkinson, Andrew J Waters, Lars Olov Bygren and Alvin R Tarlov
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:226
  32. The global burden of mental illness is high and opportunities for promoting mental health are neglected in most parts of the world. Many people affected by mental illness live in developing countries, where tr...

    Authors: Michelle Kermode, Helen Herrman, Rajanikant Arole, Joshua White, Ramaswamy Premkumar and Vikram Patel
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:225
  33. The initial evaluations of the introduction of legislation that regulates smoking in enclosed public places in European countries, describe an important effect in the control of exposure to environmental tobac...

    Authors: Iñaki Galán, Nelva Mata, Carmen Estrada, Lucía Díez-Gañán, Luis Velázquez, Belén Zorrilla, Ana Gandarillas and Honorato Ortiz
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:224
  34. To identify demographic and socio-economic factors that are associated with household expenditure on tobacco in Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russian Federation, and Tajikistan.

    Authors: Mamuka Djibuti, George Gotsadze, George Mataradze and Akaki Zoidze
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:222
  35. Sweden has an extensive child and adolescent psychiatric (CAP) research tradition in which longitudinal methods are used to study juvenile delinquency. Up to the 1980s, results from descriptions and follow-ups...

    Authors: Ulf Engqvist and Per-Anders Rydelius
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:221
  36. The 2005 International Diabetes Federation (IDF) definition of the metabolic syndrome was designed to be useful worldwide, but to date few prevalence studies have used that definition in European populations. ...

    Authors: Bjørn Hildrum, Arnstein Mykletun, Torstein Hole, Kristian Midthjell and Alv A Dahl
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:220
  37. In 2003 the NIH perceived a need to strengthen teaching about tuberculosis (TB) to health professions students. The National Tuberculosis Curriculum Consortium (NTCC) was funded to meet this need. The purpose ...

    Authors: Marguerite Jackson, Shawn Harrity, Helene Hoffman and Antonino Catanzaro
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:219
  38. Improvements in child survival have been very poor in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Since the 1990s, declines in child mortality have reversed in many countries in the region, while in others, they have either slo...

    Authors: Jean-Christophe Fotso, Alex Chika Ezeh, Nyovani Janet Madise and James Ciera
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:218
  39. Surveys have generally found that individuals more likely to use complementary and alternative medicine are female, live in the western United States, are likely to have a health complaint, and have a higher s...

    Authors: Richard L Nahin, James M Dahlhamer, Beth L Taylor, Patricia M Barnes, Barbara J Stussman, Catherine M Simile, Marc R Blackman, Margaret A Chesney, Morgan Jackson, Heather Miller and Kim K McFann
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:217
  40. Cardiovascular disease remains the leading killer of women in most developed areas of the world. Rates of physical inactivity and poor nutrition, which are two of the most important modifiable risk factors for...

    Authors: Raha Pazoki, Iraj Nabipour, Nasrin Seyednezami and Seyed Reza Imami
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:216
  41. Inequalities in injury related disability retirement may be due to differences in injury risk and or differences in retirement given injury. The aim of the present study was to measure social inequalities in i...

    Authors: Harald Hannerz, Kim L Mikkelsen, Martin L Nielsen, Finn Tüchsen and Søren Spangenberg
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:215
  42. The aim of the Western Australian (WA) Food Security Project was to conduct a preliminary investigation into issues relating to food security in one region within the Perth metropolitan area in Western Austral...

    Authors: Alexandra McManus, Graham Brown and Bruce Maycock
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:214
  43. Inactivity is a modifiable risk factor for many diseases. Rapid economic development in China has been associated with changes in lifestyle, including physical activity. The purpose of this study was to invest...

    Authors: Adriana L Jurj, Wanqing Wen, Yu-Tang Gao, Charles E Matthews, Gong Yang, Hong-Lan Li, Wei Zheng and Xiao-Ou Shu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:213
  44. Socioeconomic and racial/ethnic factors strongly influence cardiovascular disease outcomes and risk factors. C-reactive protein (CRP), a non-specific marker of inflammation, is associated with cardiovascular r...

    Authors: Aydin Nazmi and Cesar G Victora
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2007 7:212

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