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  1. The world-wide increase of foodborne infections with antibiotic resistant pathogens is of growing concern and is designated by the World Health Organization as an emerging public health problem. Thermophilic Camp...

    Authors: Ursula Ledergerber, Gertraud Regula, Roger Stephan, Jürg Danuser, Béatrice Bissig and Katharina DC Stärk
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2003 3:39
  2. In the year after birth one in six women has a depressive illness, and 30% are still depressed, or depressed again, when their child is 2 years old, 94% experience at least one major health problem (e.g. back ...

    Authors: Judith Lumley, Rhonda Small, Stephanie Brown, Lyndsey Watson, Jane Gunn, Creina Mitchell and Wendy Dawson
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2003 3:36
  3. Recent syphilis outbreaks in the UK have raised serious concerns about the sexual health of the population. Moreover, syphilis appears more likely to facilitate HIV transmission than any other sexually transmi...

    Authors: C Philip Wheater, Penny A Cook, Pete Clark, Qutub Syed and Mark A Bellis
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2003 3:34
  4. In response to increased global public health funding initiatives to HIV/AIDS care in Africa, this study aimed to describe practice models, strategies and challenges to delivering end-of-life care in sub-Sahar...

    Authors: Richard Harding, Karen Stewart, Katherine Marconi, Joseph F O'Neill and Irene J Higginson
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2003 3:33
  5. In an attempt to evaluate the levels of several cardiovascular risk factors in Greece we conducted a population-based health and nutrition survey, the "ATTICA study". In this work we present the design and the...

    Authors: Christos Pitsavos, Demosthenes B Panagiotakos, Christina Chrysohoou and Christodoulos Stefanadis
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2003 3:32
  6. Recent United Kingdom strategies focus on preventable suicide deaths in former psychiatric in-patients, but natural causes of death, accidents and homicide may also be important. This study was intended to fin...

    Authors: Cameron Stark, Margaret MacLeod, David Hall, Fiona O'Brien and Anthony Pelosi
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2003 3:30
  7. The design and development of school health programmes will require information at demographic characteristics of schoolchildren and the major health burdens of the school-age group, the opportunities for inte...

    Authors: Mustafa Ulukanligil and Adnan Seyrek
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2003 3:29
  8. Little is known about the role of breastfeeding contraindications in breastfeeding practices. Our objectives were to 1) identify predictors of breastfeeding initiation and duration among a cohort of predominat...

    Authors: Lucinda England, Ruth Brenner, Brinda Bhaskar, Bruce Simons-Morton, Abhik Das, Mary Revenis, Nitin Mehta and John Clemens
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2003 3:28
  9. The United States (US) has re-instituted smallpox vaccinations to prepare for an intentional release of the smallpox virus into the civilian population. In an outbreak, people of all ages will be vaccinated. T...

    Authors: Tomás J Aragón, Skylar Ulrich, Susan Fernyak and George W Rutherford
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2003 3:26
  10. A new variant of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease was described in the United Kingdom. It is often claimed that it is caused by consumption of food infected with the agent of bovine spongiform encephalopathy. However...

    Authors: Ivan Laprevotte and Alain Hénaut
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2003 3:25
  11. Clinical practice guidelines (CPG) are thought to be an effective tool in improving efficiency and outcomes of clinical practice. Physicians' adherence to guidelines is reported to be poor. We evaluated the re...

    Authors: Claudio Pedone and Kate L Lapane
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2003 3:24
  12. A monthly time series of measles case notifications exists for Italy from 1949 onwards, although its usefulness is seriously undermined by extensive under-reporting which varies strikingly between regions, giv...

    Authors: John R Williams, Piero Manfredi, Alisa R Butler, Marta Ciofi degli Atti and Stefania Salmaso
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2003 3:23
  13. Data relating to hospital admissions of very young children for wheezing illness have been conflicting. Our primary aim was to assess whether a previous increase in hospital admissions for lower respiratory il...

    Authors: Ove Björ and Lennart Bråbäck
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2003 3:22
  14. The role of water hardness as a risk factor for cardiovascular disease has been widely investigated and evaluated as regards regional differences in cardiovascular disease. This study was performed to evaluate...

    Authors: Christina Nerbrand, Lars Agréus, Ragnhild Arvidsson Lenner, Per Nyberg and Kurt Svärdsudd
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2003 3:21
  15. The United States is implementing plans to immunize 500,000 hospital-based healthcare workers against smallpox. Vaccination is voluntary, and it is unknown what factors drive vaccine acceptance. This study's a...

    Authors: W Katherine Yih, Tracy A Lieu, Virginia H Rêgo, Megan A O'Brien, David K Shay, Deborah S Yokoe and Richard Platt
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2003 3:20
  16. Long-term sick leave has been of concern to politicians and decision-makers in Norway for several years. In the current study we assess the feasibility and effectiveness of offering a voluntary, solution-focus...

    Authors: Pål Nystuen and Kåre B Hagen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2003 3:19
  17. Adult vaccination status may be difficult to obtain, often requiring providers to rely on individual patient recall. To determine vaccination status awareness and the sociodemographic predictors of awareness f...

    Authors: Chung-Yol Lee, Claudine Naguel, Danielle Gyurech, Nicole Duvoisin and Julian Schilling
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2003 3:18
  18. The results of a qualitative study carried out in four developing countries (Cuba, Thailand, Saudi Arabia and Argentina) are presented. The study was conducted in the context of a randomised controlled trial t...

    Authors: Gustavo Nigenda, Ana Langer, Chusri Kuchaisit, Mariana Romero, Georgina Rojas, Muneera Al-Osimy, José Villar, Jo Garcia, Yagob Al-Mazrou, Hassan Ba'aqeel, Guillermo Carroli, Ubaldo Farnot, Pisake Lumbiganon, José Belizán, Per Bergsjo, Leiv Bakketeig…
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2003 3:17
  19. While physicians are key to primary preventive care, their delivery rate is sub-optimal. Assessment of physician beliefs is integral to understanding current behavior and the conceptualization of strategies to...

    Authors: Amy L Mirand, Gregory P Beehler, Christina L Kuo and Martin C Mahoney
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2003 3:15
  20. Noroviruses are the most common cause of gastroenteritis outbreaks in industrialised countries. Gastroenteritis caused by Norovirus infection has been described as a highly seasonal syndrome, often referred to...

    Authors: Ben A Lopman, Mark Reacher, Chris Gallimore, Goutam K Adak, Jim J Gray and David WG Brown
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2003 3:13
  21. The aim of this report is to describe the main characteristics of the design, including response rates, of the Cornella Health Interview Survey Follow-up Study.

    Authors: Montse Garcia, Anna Schiaffino, Esteve Fernandez, Merce Marti, Esteve Salto, Gloria Perez, Merce Peris, Carme Borrell, F Javier Nieto and Josep Maria Borras
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2003 3:12
  22. Cryptosporidiosis, caused by Cryptosporidium, is an enteric illness that has received much attention as an infection of immunocompromised persons as well as in community outbreaks (frequently waterborne). There a...

    Authors: Asheena Khalakdina, Duc J Vugia, Joelle Nadle, Gretchen A Rothrock and John M Colford Jr
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2003 3:11
  23. To compare the predictive validity of the demand/control and reward/imbalance models, alone and in combination with each other, for self-reported health status and the self-reported presence of any chronic dis...

    Authors: Aleck S Ostry, Shona Kelly, Paul A Demers, Cameron Mustard and Clyde Hertzman
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2003 3:10
  24. This study examines variations in breast cancer screening among primary care clinicians by geographic location of clinical practice.

    Authors: Lisa M Santora, Martin C Mahoney, Silvana Lawvere, Jessica J Englert, Andrew B Symons and Amy L Mirand
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2003 3:9
  25. Little is known about the influence of the site of research or publication on the impact of the research findings on clinical practice, particularly in developing countries. The International Clinical Epidemio...

    Authors: John Page, Richard F Heller, Scott Kinlay, Lynette L-Y Lim, Wang Qian, Zheng Suping, Supornchai Kongpatanakul, Murtaza Akhtar, Salah Khedr and William Macharia
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2003 3:6
  26. Rhinovirus, the most common cause of upper respiratory tract infections, has been implicated in asthma exacerbations and possibly asthma deaths. Although the method of transmission of rhinoviruses is disputed,...

    Authors: Theodore A Myatt, Sebastian L Johnston, Stephen Rudnick and Donald K Milton
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2003 3:5
  27. The aim of this study is to determine whether Gulf war veterans and their partners are at increased risk of adverse reproductive events and whether their children have increased risk of serious health problems...

    Authors: Noreen Maconochie, Pat Doyle, Graham Davies, Samantha Lewis, Margo Pelerin, Susan Prior and Patrick Sampson
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2003 3:4
  28. Recent data indicate increasing rates of adult obesity and mortality from cardiovascular disease (CVD) in Greece. No data, however, are available on prevalence of overweight and obesity in relation to CVD risk...

    Authors: George Bertsias, Ioannis Mammas, Manolis Linardakis and Anthony Kafatos
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2003 3:3
  29. In persons with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), Cryptosporidium parvum causes a prolonged, severe diarrheal illness to which there is no effective treatment, and the risk of developing cryptosporidiosi...

    Authors: Tomás J Aragón, Suzanne Novotny, Wayne Enanoria, Duc J Vugia, Asheena Khalakdina and Mitchell H Katz
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2003 3:2
  30. The World Health Organization (WHO) and partners are collaborating to eradicate poliomyelitis. To monitor progress, countries perform surveillance for acute flaccid paralysis (AFP). The WHO African Regional Of...

    Authors: Peter Nsubuga, Sharon McDonnell, Bradley Perkins, Roland Sutter, Linda Quick, Mark White, Stephen Cochi and Mac Otten
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2002 2:27
  31. Despite international efforts to prevent hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection through global vaccination programs, new cases are still being reported throughout the world.

    Authors: Lia L Lewis-Ximenez, Kycia MR do Ó, Cleber F Ginuino, Jucimara C Silva, Hermann G Schatzmayr, Sherri Stuver and Clara FT Yoshida
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2002 2:26
  32. In the United States, infant mortality rates remain more than twice as high for African Americans as compared to other racial groups. Lack of adherence to prenatal care schedules in vulnerable, hard to reach, ...

    Authors: Renee Milligan, Barbara K Wingrove, Leslie Richards, Margaret Rodan, Lillie Monroe-Lord, Velishie Jackson, Barbara Hatcher, Cynthia Harris, Cassandra Henderson and Allan A Johnson
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2002 2:25
  33. Bulgaria's official stroke mortality rates are higher for rural than urban areas. Official mortality data has indicated that these rates are amongst the highest in Europe. There has been a lack of studies meas...

    Authors: John Powles, Philip Kirov, Nevijana Feschieva, Marin Stanoev and Virginia Atanasova
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2002 2:24
  34. Even though the annual incidence rate of measles has dramatically decreased in industrialised countries since the implementation of universal immunisation programmes, cases continue to occur in countries where...

    Authors: Hélène Carabin, W John Edmunds, Ulla Kou, Susan van den Hof and Van Hung Nguyen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2002 2:22
  35. Occupational reaction to natural rubber latex (NRL) glove use by healthcare employees has been an area of increasing concern. Unfortunately, there is little data demonstrating the prevalence and severity of ac...

    Authors: Irwin B Horwitz, John Kammeyer-Mueller and Brian P McCall
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2002 2:21
  36. Determinants of ill-health have been studied far more than determinants of good and improving health. Health promotion measures are important even among individuals with chronic diseases. The aim of this study...

    Authors: Göran Ejlertsson, Lena Edén and Ido Leden
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2002 2:20
  37. Experimental evidences suggest an increased collagen deposition in inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). In particular, large amounts of collagen type I, III and V have been described and correlated to the develo...

    Authors: Ugo Cioffi, Michele M Ciulla, Matilde De Simone, Roberta Paliotti, Alberto Pierini, Fabio Magrini, Fiorenzo Botti and Ettore Contessini-Avesani
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2002 2:19
  38. Regular use of aspirin and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) has been consistently associated with reduced risk of colorectal cancer and adenoma, and there is some evidence for a protective ...

    Authors: Ravi J Menezes, Kenneth R Huber, Martin C Mahoney and Kirsten B Moysich
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2002 2:18
  39. All current UK indices of socio-economic status have inherent problems, especially those used to govern resource allocation to the health sphere. The search for improved markers continues: this study proposes ...

    Authors: Norman R Beale, Gordon J Taylor and Dawn MK Straker-Cook
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2002 2:17

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