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  • 2012 Springer
    Sigmund Simonsen.
    This book is the first major work that addresses a core question in biomedical research: the question of acceptable risk. The acceptable level of risks is regulated by the requirement of proportionality in biomedical research law, which state that the risk and burden to the participant must be in proportion to potential benefits to the participant, society or science. This investigation addresses research on healthy volunteers, children, vulnerable subjects, and includes placebo controlled clinical trials.
  • 2013 Springer
    edited by Grant N. Pierce, Volodymyr I. Mizin and Alexander Omelchenko.
    "The probability for exposure to damaging radiation, toxic chemicals in the environment and adverse biological agents has increased exponentially today. The more frequent and faster travel that we experience today also escalates the risk of contraction and transmission of potentially deadly infections. This has created a very real and escalating risk for injuries and deaths. This is accentuated in the military and medical staff that is more frequently exposed to radiological, chemical, and biological agents in their normal working environment. Understanding the mechanisms whereby these toxic agents inflict damage to our bodies is essential to prepare us for these challenges. Much of the damage is inflicted through the generation of free radicals and non-radical oxidants which then act through oxidative mechanisms to injury the body. This volume will discuss the damage caused by these radiological, chemical, and biological environmental stressors, the mechanisms through which the damage can occur and the novel strategies that can be used to reduce the injury inflicted by these toxic compounds. Using basic and clinical research approaches, the contents of this book discuss new ideas for the development of bioactive products and environmental approaches to lessen or negate the biological damage inflicted by these noxious compounds."--Publisher's website.
  • 2016 Springer
    Gianfranco Donelli, editor.
    This Series will provide microbiologists, hygienists, epidemiologists and infectious diseases specialists with well-chosen contributed volumes containing updated information in the areas of basic and applied microbiology involving relevant issues for public health, including bacterial, fungal and parasitic infections, zoonoses and anthropozoonoses, environmental and food microbiology. The increasing threat of the multidrug-resistant microorganisms and the related host immune response, the new strategies for the treatment of biofilm-based, acute and chronic microbial infections, as well as the development of new vaccines and more efficacious antimicrobial drugs to prevent and treat human and animal infections will be also reviewed in this series in the light of the most recent achievements in these fields. Special attention will be devoted to the fast diffusion worldwide of the new findings of the most advanced translational researches carried out in the different fields of microbiological sciences, with the aim to promote a prompt validation and transfer at clinical level of the most promising experimental results.
  • 2014 Springer
    Harry P. Selker, June S. Wasser, editors.
    This book examines the landmark 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) from the perspective that health policy innovation is translational research directed at improving health. It delineates a new perspective about the creation and potential impact of the ACA and guides the development of health policy that is supported by best evidence that, in turn, transforms into practice, policy, and public benefit. Told by those involved in the creation and implementation of the ACA, the book reviews the history and impact of this ground-breaking legislation and recommends priorities, objectives, and next steps for translational research as the ACA is implemented. Featuring contributions from nationally renowned leaders in healthcare policy, this book adds to the public conversation about the ACA and its role in shaping health policy and contributes to a more realistic, nuanced, and productive understanding of this ground-breaking legislation by physicians, policy makers, and the public. It also provides a framework for next steps in continuing to improve U.S. health policy.
  • 2013
    William A. Haseltine.
    The Singapore healthcare system : an overview -- High quality, low cost -- Helping patients pay -- Controlling costs -- Financing -- Design and infrastructure -- Investing in the future through medical education and research -- Facing the future.
  • 2013 WHO
    IOMC, Inter-Organization Programme for the Sound Management of Chemicals.
    Also available: Print – 2013
  • 2013
    Margaret Lock.
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    Based on a careful study of the history of Alzheimer's disease and extensive in-depth interviews with clinicians, scientists, epidemiologists, geneticists, and others, Margaret Lock highlights the limitations and the dissent implicated in this approach. She stresses that one major difficulty is the well-documented absence of behavioral signs of Alzheimer's disease in a significant proportion of elderly individuals, even when Alzheimer neuropathology is present in their brains. This incongruity makes it difficult to distinguish between what counts as normal versus pathological and, further, makes it evident that social and biological processes contribute inseparably to aging. Lock argues that basic research must continue, but it should be complemented by a realistic public health approach available everywhere that will be more effective and more humane than one focused almost exclusively on an increasingly frenzied search for a cure.
  • 2012 WHO
    edited by Al Dufour, Jamie Bartram, Robert Bos and Victor Gannon.
    Also available: Print – 2012
  • 2015 Springer
    Michele Battle-Fisher.
    This book looks at health policy through the lens of public versus private: population health versus the somatic, social, or emotional experiences of a patient. Rather than presenting policy/ethics as overly technical, this book takes a novel approach of framing public and private health in terms of political philosophy, ethics, and popular examples. Each chapter ties back to the general ethics or political literature as applicable, which are not customarily parts of the current public health curriculum. The author's work on the Orgcomplexity blog has touched on this subject by systemically exploring public policy issues, and the tone of this book mimics the blog with an extension of the arguments.
  • 2014 Springer
    AKM Ahsan Ullah, Ahmed Shafiqul Huque.
    This book explores a number of issues related to the stigma arising from HIV/AIDS infection, perceived or actual discrimination from the community and society, and the extent of vulnerabilities for infected Asian refugees and immigrants. It assesses the health care and treatment regimen for HIV/AIDS accessed by immigrants and refugee claimants in North America, including treatments offered by the health-care system and ethnic communities, and their perceptions and biases relating to HIV/AIDS issues. On another level, the book identifies the ways in which HIV-sufferer immigrants and refugees/refugee claimants from Asia are vulnerable to discrimination due to 1) lack of information about HIV/AIDS incidence in the community; 2) inability of the health system to respond appropriately; and 3) the community{u2019}s need for introspection on their own health issues. This book reveals the dynamics that influence choice, behavior, and lifestyle of HIV sufferer immigrants, adds to the existing knowledge about refugees and migrants, and proposes a unified theory of discrimination and stigmatization within the context of human rights. In addition, the book presents a number of policy recommendations based on empirical findings with a view to helping reshape polices regarding refugee HIV sufferers and their social ramifications. This book will be of interest to researchers and students in any field from social sciences, health and psychology, as well as practitioners in the field of development and public policy. The book will be beneficial to policy formulators and implementers engaged in addressing the serious threat emanating from the HIV/AIDS pandemic.
  • 2006 Springer
    Sana Loue.
    Prologue -- pt. 1. Foundations -- 1. Constructing categories : context and consequences -- 2. Methodological considerations -- pt. 2. Constructs : their definition and use -- 3. Defining race, ethnicity and related constructs -- 4. Defining sex, gender, and sexual orientation constructs -- 5. Race, ethnicity, and sexual orientation in health -- pt. 3. Assessing gender, ethnicity, and related constructs -- 6. Measures of ethnicity, ethnic identification, acculturation, and immigration status -- 7. Measures of sex, gender, gender role, and sexual orientation -- Index.
  • 2014 Springer
    Gabriel Guliš, Odile Mekel, Balázs Ádám, Liliana Cori, editors.
    Public health continues to evolve as professionals work not only to prevent disease and promote well-being but also to reduce health disparities and protect the environment. To a greater extent, policy is intimately linked to this process, a reality that is gaining traction in the public health sector.
  • 2014 ebrary
    Charles S. Bryan.
    Dr. James Woods Babcock, superintendent of the South Carolina State Hospital for the Insane from 1891 to 1914, led the American response to pellagra, producing the first English-language treatise on the disease and organizing the meetings of the National Association for the Study of Pellagra.
  • 2011 WHO
    a collaborative project of World Health Organization and Lifting the Burden.
    Introduction. Headache disorders -- Epidemiology and burden -- Barriers to care -- Purpose of the atlas of headache disorders -- Methods. Questionnaire development -- Identification of respondents -- Data collection -- Data management and analysis -- Results. Data quality. Representativeness -- Limitations -- Data organization and presentation -- Themes. Epidemiology -- Impact on society, and national data -- Health-care utilization -- Diagnosis and assessment -- Treatment -- Professional training -- National professional organizations -- Issues -- The way forward.
    Also available: Print – 2011
  • 2007 Springer
    Sevgi O. Aral, John M. Douglas Jr., editors ; Judith A. Lipshutz, associate editor ; foreword by H. Hunter Handsfield and Edward W. Hook III.
    History of behavioral interventions in STD control / Laura J. McGough and H. Hunter Handsfield -- Behavioral interventions for STDs : theoretical models and intervention methods / Janet S. St. Lawrence and J. Dennis Fortenberry -- Biomedical interventions / Stuart Berman and Mary L. Kamb -- Dyadic, small group, and community-level behavioral interventions for STD/HIV prevention / Donna Hubbard McCree, Agatha Eke, and Samantha P. Wiliams -- Structural interventions / Frederick R. Bloom and Deborah A. Cohen -- STD prevention communication : using social marketing techniques with an eye on behavioral change / Miriam Y. Vega and Khalil G. Ghanem -- Partner notification and management interventions / Matthew Hogben, Devon D. Brewer and Matthew R. Golden -- Interventions in sexual health care-seeking and provision at multiple levels of the U.S. health care system / Matthew Hogben and Lydia A. Shrier -- Use of the internet in STD/HIV prevention / Mary McFarlane and Sheana S. Bull -- Male condoms / Lee Warner and Katherine M. Stone -- STI vaccines : status of development, potential impact, and important factors for implementation / Nicole Liddon, Gregory D. Zimet, and Lawrence R. Stanberry -- Behavioral interventions for prevention and control of STDs among adolescents / Kathleen A. Ethier and Donald P. Orr -- Biological and behavioral risk factors associated with STDs/HIV in women : implications for behavioral interventions / Donna Hubbard McCree and Anne M. Rompalo -- STD prevention with men who have sex with men in the United States / Kevin A. Fenton and Frederick R. Bloom -- STD repeaters : implications for the individual and STD transmission in a population / Jami S. Leichliter, Jonathan M. Ellen and Robert A. Gunn -- Looking inside and affecting the outside : corrections-based interventions for STD prevention / Saimantha P. Williams and Richard H. Kahn -- STDs among illicit drug users in the United States : the need for interventions / Salaam Semaan, Don C. Des Jarlais, and Robert M. Malow -- Quantitative measurement / Mary McFarlane and Janet S. St. Lawrence -- Qualitative methods / Pamina M. Gorbach and Jerome Galea -- From data to action : integrating program evaluation and program improvement / Thomas J. Chapel and Kim Seechuk -- Cost-effectiveness analysis / Thomas L. Gift and Jeanne Marrazzo -- From best practices to better practice : adopting model behavioral interventions in the real world of STD/HIV prevention / Cornelis A. Rietmeijer and Alice A. Gandelman -- The ethics of public health practice for the prevention and control of STDs / Salaam Semaan and Mary Leinhos -- Policy and behavioral interventions for STDs / Jonathan M. Zenilman.
  • 2006 CRCnetBASE
    Brendan Wallace, Alastair Ross.
  • 2008 Springer
    Alan L. Melnick.
    Emergency preparedness for the primary care physician -- Biological terrorism -- Chemical terrorism -- Radiological terrorism -- Mental health and terrorism -- The primary care physician's role in supporting the public health response to biological, chemical, and radiological terrorism.
  • 2016 Springer
    Takemi Otsuki, Yasuo Yoshioka, Andrij Holian, editors.
    This volume examines our current understanding of the biological effects of fibrous and particulate substances, including discussions on nanoparticles. It offers comprehensive information on the latest insights into the immunological effects of various irritants on the human body. Readers will benefit from the contributing authors' diverse perspectives and extensive discussions of key issues, which include molecular alterations of the immune system and autoimmune diseases in connection with asbestos and silica, among others. The chapters also discuss recommendations, practical methods, and nanosafety science in situations involving exposure to nanotoxic substances. Edited in collaboration with the Japanese Society for Hygiene, this book provides up-to-date information on the immunological effects of nanotoxic substances to researchers interested in environmental and occupational health. Presenting a number of recent concepts and findings in the field, it enables readers to gain a comprehensive knowledge of health problems caused by environmental fibrous and particulate substances.
  • 2014 Springer
    Lisa A. Eaton, Seth C. Kalichman, editors.
    Three decades into the epidemic, a great deal is known about HIV and its transmission, more people are living with the disease, and the virus is no longer seen as a death sentence. But new people continue to be infected with HIV each year, making prevention strategies that are medically effective and behaviorally engaging as urgent a priority as ever. Biomedical Advances in HIV Prevention: Social and Behavioral Perspectives assembles the latest improvements, barriers to implementation, and possibilities for--and challenges to--future progress. Innovations such as pre-exposure prophylaxis (antiretroviral regimens for the high-risk uninfected) and treatment as prevention (early use of ART to reduce infectiousness of new patients) are examined, as are current findings on ongoing prevention and treatment concerns. Contributors illuminate the complex realities entailing adherence, pointing out technological, behavioral, and cultural roadblocks as well as opportunities to significantly reduce infection rates.
  • 2013 Springer
    edited by Iris Hunger, Vladan Radosavljevic, Goran Belojevic, Lisa D. Rotz.
    The terrorist use of diseases as bioweapons has been one of the major security concerns in recent years, particularly after the anthrax letter attacks in the USA in 2001. This uncertain threat of intentional outbreaks of diseases exists side by side with the constantly changing very real threat from diseases, epidemics and pandemics as recently illustrated by the H1N1 influenza pandemic, SARS, and H5N1 bird influenza events. This publication contains case studies on the public health planning for (un)usual disease outbreaks for 11 large and small countries with a focus on South Eastern Europe. In many countries, military entities traditionally play an important role in emergency response to disease outbreaks. In smaller countries, very little exists, however, in terms of specific biopreparedness efforts (in both the military and civilian area), which is at least partly due to a relatively low bioterrorism threat perception, and serious resource constraints. The uncertainty associated with the bioterrorism threat makes public health preparedness planning for such events politically and financially very difficult. The similarity of responding to bioterrorism events and natural disease outbreaks from a public health point of view suggests the merit of looking at biopreparedness as a part of overall health emergency planning, not as a separate effort.
  • 2006 AccessMedicine
    Michael R. Grey, Kenneth R. Spaeth.
    Introduction to terrorism and bioterrorism -- A clinical approach to biological, chemical, and nuclear terrorism -- Clinicians' roles in public health preparedness and emergency response -- Environmental terrorism -- Surveillance systems and bioterrorism -- Vulnerable groups: a summary of relevant concerns -- Psychological effects of the BCN threat -- Toxicology and bioterrorism -- Legal and ethical issues -- A brief history of biological weapons -- Introduction to biological agents -- Smallpox (Variola major) -- Viral hemorrhagic fevers -- Anthrax -- Plague (Yersinia pestis) -- Tularemia (Francisella tularensis) -- Introduction to biotoxins -- Botulinum toxin -- Ricin -- Category B and C and additional agents -- Introduction to chemical weapons -- A brief history of chemical weapons -- Pulmonary agents -- Vesicants or blistering agents -- Nerve and incapacitating agents -- Blood agents -- A brief history of nuclear weapons and the atomic age -- An overview of radiation physics and injury -- Introduction to nucelar and radiation weapons -- Radiologic terrorism.
  • 2014 Springer
    Georg F. Bauer, Oliver Hämmig.
    In our complex, fast changing society, health is strongly influenced by the continuously changing interactions between organisations and their employees. Three major fields contribute to health-oriented improvements of these interactions: occupational health, organizational health and public health. As currently only partial links exist amongst these fields, the book aims to explore potential synergies more systematically. Considering the high mental and social demands in a service and knowledge sector economy, the first part of the book focuses on work-related psychosocial factors. As a large proportion of inequalities in health in developed countries can be explained by inequalities in working conditions, those psychosocial factors with a particularly high public health impact are highlighted. As addressing these psychosocial factors requires to involve the organization as the key change agent, the second part covers approaches to improve public health through organizational level health interventions. The last section takes a look into the future of occupational, organizational and public health: what are the future challenges regarding occupational health and how can they be tackled within and beyond the organizational level. Overall, this integrating book will help to broaden the evidence-base, legitimacy and efficacy of occupational- and organizational-level health interventions and thus increase their public health impact.
  • 2014 Springer
    Graham Dickson, Bill Tholl.
    Like other international jurisdictions, the Canadian health sector faces significant demands for change and improvement to meet the needs of the 21st Century. To achieve that goal, highly sophisticated and capable leaders are required across all dimensions of the health system. Bringing Leadership to Life in Health: LEADS in a Caring Environment examines the essence of leadership itself and what it means to be a leader in today's world. The authors describe key challenges that demand reform in the health sector, examine why better leadership is the source code for better system performance, and look at the issues that stand in the way of getting that leadership. This book describes the five domains of the Caring Environment capabilities framework: Lead Self, Engage Others, Achieve Results, Develop Coalitions, and Systems Transformation. Bringing Leadership to Life in Health: LEADS in a Caring Environment is a simple, easily accessible, and research informed book which will explain the LEADS in a Caring Environment capabilities framework that has been adopted across Canada as the foundation for health leadership talent management. This book will illustrate this framework through supportive research, relevant stories solicited from health leaders at all levels as well as the inclusion of "learning moments" to help the readers reflect on their own experiences.
  • 2011 WHO
    Smallpox : eradicating an ancient scourge -- Oral rehydration salts : a miracle cure -- Mental health : unlocking the asylum doors -- The tobacco trap : fighting back -- AIDS : fear, stigma, and hope -- Tuberculosis : complacency kills -- Outbreak : the world's emergency room.
    Also available: Print – 2011
  • 2009 WHO
    This book addresses whether or not calcium and magnesium ('hardness') in drinking water can contribute to preventing disease. It includes a comprehensive consensus view on what is known and what is not about the role and possible health benefit of calcium and magnesium in drinking-water. Also included is a series of chapters each authored by internationally renowned experts reviewing the state of the art in different aspects, including: global dietary calcium and magnesium intakes; the contribution of drinking water to calcium and magnesium intake; health significance of calcium and magnesium; role of drinking-water in relation to bone metabolism; epidemiological studies and the association of cardiovascular disease risks with water hardness and magnesium in particular; water production, technical issues and economics.--Publisher's description.
    Also available: Print – 2009
  • 2010 Springer
    Nancy J. Johnson, Lane P. Johnson, editors.
    Who are the uninsured? / Howard Eng -- Why are people uninsured? ; The culture of poverty and the uninsured ; Health disparities and the uninsured ; Providers of care for the uninsured ; Chronic disease and the uninsured ; Medical homes (preferably "health home") and the uninsured / Nancy J. Johnson -- Medication assistance for the uninsured / Nancy J. Johnson and Janet S. Smith -- Medically uninsured refugees and immigrants / Lane P. Johnson -- Medically uninsured and the homeless / Jennifer Vanderleest -- Care of underserved people with mental illness / Francisco A. Moreno and Sarah Heron -- Medically uninsured older Americans / Lynne Tomasa -- Direct caregivers association: an option for a rapidly growing aging population? / Judith B. Clinco -- The rural uninsured ; Dental care for the uninsured / Lane P. Johnson -- Uninsured children at school / Fran Bartholomeaux and Nancy J. Johnson -- Building community collaborations around care for the uninsured / Nancy J. Johnson -- Information technology and medically uninsured / Theresa Cullen -- The role of government in providing health care to the uninsured / James E. Dalen -- Think nationally, act locally / Lane P. Johnson.
  • 2009 Springer
    Cheryl Vince Whitman, Carmen E. Aldinger, editors.
  • 2012 Springer
    Sasha Rudenstine, Sandro Galea.
    pt. 1. The study of disasters -- pt. 2. Causes of disasters -- pt. 3. Behavioral consequences of disasters -- pt. 4. Our models : applying a public health perspective.
  • 2013
    Committee on the Assessment of Studies of Health Outcomes Related to the Recommended Childhood Immunization Schedule, Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies.
    "The Childhood Immunization Schedule and Safety: Stakeholder Concerns, Scientific Evidence, and Future Studies reviews scientific findings and stakeholders concerns related to the safety of the recommended childhood immunization schedule. This report also identifies potential research approaches, methodologies and study designs that could inform this question, considering strengths, weaknesses as well as ethical and financial feasibility of each approach. This report draws on data from existing surveillance systems, such as the Vaccine Safety Datalink, could be used and offers the best means for ongoing research efforts regarding the safety of the schedule. In recognition of this, future federal research approaches should: collect and assess evidence regarding public confidence in and concerns about the entire childhood immunization schedule, with the goal to improve communication with health care professionals, and between health care professionals and the public regarding safety; standardize definitions of key elements of the schedule, and relevant health outcomes; establish research priorities on the basis of epidemiological evidence, biological plausibility, and feasibility; and continue to fund and support the Vaccine Safety Datalink project to study the safety of the recommended immunization schedule"--Publisher's description.
  • 2013 Karger
    volume editor, Carolyn M. Black.
    Epidemiology and prevention and control programs for chlamydia / C.L. Satterwhite, J.M. Douglas, Jr. -- Chlamydia trachomatis pathogenicity and disease / D. Dean -- Chlamydia trachomatis genome structure / T.E. Putman, D.D. Rockey -- Chlamydia trachomatis : molecular testing methods / C.A. Gaydos -- Treatment of chlamydia trachomatis infections / M.R. Hammerschlag -- The Immunologic Response to Urogenital Infection / R.M. Johnson, W. Geisler -- Chlamydia vaccine development / J.U. Igietseme, C.M. Black -- Maternal and infant chlamydia trachomatis infections / I.G.I.J.G. Rours, M.R. Hammerschlag -- Chlamydia trachomatis infection among sexual minorities / D. Singh, J.M. Marrazzo -- Lymphogranuloma venereum : a concise outline of an emerging infection among men who have sex with men / H.J.C. de Vries, S. Morré.
  • 2006 Springer
    Bettina Menne, Kristie L. Ebi (eds.).
  • 2015 Springer Protocols
    edited by Patrick S. Parfrey, Brendan J. Barrett.
    On framing the research question and choosing the appropriate research design / Patrick S. Parfrey and Pietro Ravani -- Research ethics for clinical researchers / John D. Harnett and Richard Neuman -- Definitions of bias in clinical research / Geoffrey Warden -- Longitudinal studies 1 : determination of risk / Sean W. Murphy -- Longitudinal studies 2 : modeling data using multivariate analysis / Pietro Ravani, Brendan J. Barrett, and Patrick S. Parfrey -- Longitudinal studies 3 : data modeling using standard regression models and extensions / Pietro Ravani, Brendan J. Barrett, and Patrick S. Parfrey -- Longitudinal studies 4 : matching strategies to evaluate risk / Matthew T. James -- Longitudinal studies 5 : development of risk prediction models for patients with chronic disease / Navdeep Tangri and Claudio Rigatto -- Randomized controlled trials 1 : design / Bryan M. Curtis, Brendan J. Barrett, and Patrick S. Parfrey -- Randomized controlled trials 2 : analysis / Robert N. Foley -- Randomized controlled trials 3 : measurement and analysis of patient-reported outcomes / Michelle M. Richardson, Megan E. Grobert, and Klemens B. Meyer -- Randomized controlled trials 4 : biomarkers and surrogate outcomes / Claudio Rigatto and Brendan J. Barrett -- Randomized controlled trials 5 : determining the sample size and power for clinical trials and cohort studies / Tom Greene -- Randomized controlled trials 6 : on contamination and estimating the actual treatment effect / Patrick S. Parfrey -- Randomized controlled trials 7 : analysis and interpretation of quality-of-life scores / Robert N. Foley and Patrick S. Parfrey -- Randomized controlled trials : planning, monitoring, and execution / Elizabeth Hatfield, Elizabeth Dicks, and Patrick S. Parfrey -- Evaluation of diagnostic tests / John M. Fardy and Brendan J. Barrett -- Qualitative research in clinical epidemiology / Deborah M. Gregory and Christine Y. Way -- Health economics in clinical research / Braden J. Manns -- Clinical genetic research 1 : bias / Susan Stuckless and Patrick S. Parfrey -- Clinical genetic research 2 : genetic epidemiology of complex phenotypes / Darren D. O'Rielly and Proton Rahman -- Clinical genetic research 3 : genetics ELSI (ethical, legal, and social issues) research / Daryl Pullman and Holly Etchegary -- Evidence-based decision-making 1 : critical appraisal / Laurie K. Twells -- Evidence-based decision-making 2: systematic reviews and meta-analysis / Aminu Bello, Natasha Wiebe, Amit Garg, and Marcello Tonelli -- Evidence-based decision-making 3 : health technology assessment / Daria O'Reilly [and 6 others] -- Evidence-based decision-making 4: development and limitations of clinical practice guidelines / Bruce Culleton -- Evidence-based decision-making 5 : translational research / Deborah M. Gregory and Laurie K. Twells -- Evidence-based decision-making 6 : utilization of administrative databases for health services research / Tanvir Turin Chowdhury and Brenda Hemmelgarn -- Evidence-based decision-making 7: knowledge translation / Braden J. Manns -- Evidence-based decision-making 8 : health policy, a primer for researchers / Victor Maddalena.
  • 2009 Springer Protocols
    edited by Patrick Parfrey and Brendan Barrett.
    On framing the research question and choosing the appropriate research design / Patrick Parfrey and Pietro Ravani -- Longitudinal studies and determination of risk / Sean W. Murphy -- Modeling longitudinal data, I : principles of multivariate analysis / Pietro Ravani, Brendan Barrett, and Patrick Parfrey -- Modeling longitudinal data, II : standard regression models and extensions / Pietro Ravani, Brendan Barrett, and Patrick Parfrey -- The design of randomized controlled trials / Bryan M. Curtis, Brendan J. Barrett, and Patrick Parfrey -- Analysis of randomized controlled clinical trials / Robert N. Foley -- Evaluation of diagnostic tests / John M. Fardy -- Biomarkers and surrogates in clinical studies / Claudio Rigatto and Brendan J. Barrett -- Measurement and analysis of patient-reported outcomes / Klemens B. Meyer and Kimberly A. Clayton -- Bias in clinical studies of genetic diseases / Susan Stuckless and Patrick Parfrey -- Genetic epidemiology of complex phenotypes / Lynette Peddle and Proton Rahman. Qualitative research in clinical epidemiology / Deborah M. Gregory and Christine Y. Way -- Primer on systematic review and meta-analysis / Marcello Tonelli, Dan Hackman, and Amit X. Garg -- The role of health economics within clinical research / Braden J. Manns -- Development and limitations of clinical practice guidelines / Bruce Culleton -- Basics of health technology assessment / Daria O'Reilly, Kaitryn Campbell, and Ron Goeree -- Research ethics for clinical researchers / John D. Harnett and Richard Neumann -- Budgeting, funding, and managing clinical research projects / Elizabeth Hatfield, Elizabeth Dicks, and Patrick Parfrey.
  • 2008 Springer
    Rodrick Wallace, Mindy T. Fullilove.
  • 2008 Springer
    by Fannie Fonseca-Becker, Amy L. Boore.
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  • 2013 Springer
    Laura Weiss Roberts.
    What Is Community-Based Participatory Research? -- Background Preparation for the CBPR Process -- Beginning Partnerships with Communities -- Finding Common Ground Within the Partnership -- Sustaining the Partnership -- Evaluating the Partnership and Enhancing Future Successes.
    Also available: Print – 2103
  • 2008 Springer
    edited by S. William A. Gunn, Michele Masellis.
    The fundamentals : human rights and health -- Humanitarian medicine -- International, UN and WHO cooperation -- Disasters and conflicts -- Science, research and perspectives -- Society, health and equity.
    Also available: Print – 2008
  • Simon Finger.
    "A rude place and an unpolisht man" : William Penn and the nature of Pennsylvania -- "An infancy of government" : population, authority, and the problem of proprietorship -- "A suitable charity or an effectual security" : community, contagion, and the care of strangers -- "A body corporate and politick" : association, interest, and improvement in a provincial city -- "Improvement in every part of the healing art" : transatlantic cultures of medical improvement -- "A fine field for professional improvement" : sites and sources of medical authority in the Revolutionary War -- "In a yielding state" : nervous nationalism in the new republic -- "Those friendly reciprocities" : panic and participation in the age of yellow fever -- "A matter of police" : fever and betrayal in the federal union.
  • 2011 Springer
    Maritt Kirst, Nicole Schaefer-McDaniel, Stephen Hwang, Patricia O'Campo, editors ; foreword by Patricia Rosenfield and Frank Kessel.
    Introducing a transdisciplinary approach to applied urban health research -- Benefits and challenges of transdisciplinary research for urban health researchers -- In search of empowering health research for marginalized populations in urban settings: the value of a transdisciplinary approach -- Reducing health disparities experienced by refugees resettled in urban areas: a community-based transdisciplinary intervention model -- The Street Health Report 2007: community-based research for social change -- Safety as a social value: revisiting a participatory case study in Scotland -- Methodological notes on conducting transdisciplinary research -- Collaborative processes in transdisciplinary research -- From complex problems to complex problem-solving: transdisciplinary practice as knowledge translation -- Transdisciplinary training in health research: distinctive features and future directions -- Funding agencies and transdisciplinary research -- Moving forward: the future of transdisciplinary health research.
  • 2002 CRCnetBASE
    Frank Bolz, Jr., Kenneth J. Dudonis, David P. Schulz.
  • 2012
    Sara Wilensky and Elizabeth Gray.
    Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("ACA"), states are encouraged to increase their role in improving access to evidence-based preventive screenings and strategies. One of these provisions goes into effect on January 1, 2013, when state Medicaid programs will have the opportunity to receive a one percentage point increase in their Federal Medical Assistance Percentage matching rate ("FMAP") if they cover the immunizations recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices ("ACIP") and the preventive services rated "A" or "B" by the U. S. Preventive Services Task Force ("USPSTF") without cost-sharing. The USPSTF is an independent panel of experts that reviews scientific evidence on clinical preventive health care services and issues recommendations for primary care providers and health systems. This study evaluates Medicaid coverage across the country for twenty-four of those services that focus on non-pregnant adults. There was significant variation among states in which services were covered under Medicaid for non-elderly, non-pregnant adults. While some research has been published examining Medicaid coverage of select preventive services, there has not been a comprehensive look at state-level Medicaid coverage of preventive services for adults. This study is intended to provide a better understanding of Medicaid coverage of preventive services for adults in the current state programs, help guide federal policymakers as they make decisions about the criteria qualifying a state for the FMAP increase, and inform state policy makers as they consider the level of preventive benefits and services to offer should they expand Medicaid in 2014.
  • 2014 Springer
    John G Bruhn.
    1. The border region: its culture and health disparities -- 2. Understanding health disparities -- 3. A critique of U.S.-Mexico Border health interventions -- 4. Ethical issues in health interventions across contexts and cultures -- Index.
  • 2008
    H. Kenneth Hudnell, editor.
    Overview -- Occurance workgroup -- Causes, prevention, and mitigation workgroup -- Toxins workgroup -- Analytical methods workgroup -- Human health effects workgroup -- Ecosystem effects workgroup -- Risk assessment workgroup.
  • 2012 Springer
    Liron Pantanowitz, Pam Michelow, Walid E. Khalbuss.
    Introduction -- Specimen Collection and Handling -- Host Reactions to Infection -- Microbiology -- Gynecological Infections -- Pulmonary Infections -- Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary Infections -- Urinary Tract Infections -- Central Nervous System Infections -- Hematologic Infections -- Breast, Skin, and Musculoskeletal Infections -- Head and Neck Infections -- Immunosuppressed Host -- Ancillary Investigations -- Mimics and Contaminants.
  • 2009 Springer
    Uwe Frank, Evelina Tacconelli.
  • 2011 WHO
    Part A. Report of WHO expert consultation on DDT rish characterization -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Consensus statement -- Part B. Hazard and exposure assessments -- 1. Summary and conclusions -- 2. Chemical identity -- 3. Exposure sources and metrics -- 4. Kinetics and metabolism -- 5. Hepatic effects and enzyme induction -- 6. Neurotoxicity -- 7. Immunotoxicity -- 8. Carcinogenicity -- 9. Genotoxicity -- 10. Endocrinological and reproductive effects -- 11. Hazard characterization -- 12. Exposure assessment.
    Also available: Print – 2011
  • 2014 Springer
    Krishna Regmi, editor ; foreword by Prof. David J. Hunter.
    Current economic, demographic, and environmental shifts are presenting major challenges to health care systems around the world. In response, decentralization--the transfer of control from central to local authorities--is emerging as a successful means of meeting these challenges and reducing inequities of care. But as with health care itself, one size does not fit all, and care systems must be responsive to global reality as well as local demand. Decentralizing Health Services explores a variety of applications of decentralization to health care delivery in both the developing and developed worlds. Outfitted with principles, blueprints, and examples, this ambitious text clearly sets out the potential role of decentralized care as a major player in public health. Its models of service delivery illustrate care that is effective, inclusive, flexible, and in tune with the current era of preventive and evidence-based healthcare. Contributors point out opportunities, caveats, and controversies as they: Clarify the relationships among decentralization, politics, and policy Differentiate between political, fiscal, and administrative decentralization in health care systems. Consider public/private partnerships in health systems. Explain how the effects of decentralization can be evaluated. Present the newest data on the health outcomes of decentralization. Explore some challenges and global issues of health systems in the 21st century. And each chapter features learning goals, discussion questions, activities, and recommendations for further reading. Heralding changes poised to revolutionize care, Decentralizing Health Services will broaden the horizons of researchers and administrators in health services, health economics, and health policy.
  • 2014 Springer
    editors: Zili Sloboda, Hanno Petras
    Prevention Science: An Epidemiological Approach -- Individual Physical, Cognitive, and Emotional Vulnerability Across the Life Course: Benchmarks and Developmental Challenges -- Benchmarks, Developmental Challenges, and Risks During the Prenatal and Infancy Period -- Childhood and the Entry into Adolescence: A Pivotal Period in Health-Related Behaviors and Prevention -- Adolescence and Early Adulthood -- Stressors and Vulnerabilities in Middle and Old Age: Opportunities for Prevention -- Environmental Influences and Implications for Intervention Development -- Family -- School Influences on Child and Youth Development -- Peer Networks -- Risk and Resilience Processes in Single-Mother Families: An Interactionist Perspective -- Environmental Influences: The Workplace and Mental Health-Models, Vulnerability Factors, and Interventions -- An Integrated Prevention Science Model: A Conceptual Foundation for Prevention Research -- Design of Prevention Interventions -- Implementation Science and the Effective Delivery of Evidence-Based Prevention -- Factors Affecting Implementation: Cultural Adaptation and Training -- Measuring Fidelity -- Research Design -- Translating the Intervention Approach into an Appropriate Research Design: The Next-Generation Adaptive Designs for Effectiveness and Implementation Research -- The Epidemiologic Case-Crossover and Case-Control Approaches in Prevention Research -- The Use of Simulation Models in Public Health with Applications to Substance Abuse and Obesity Problems -- Meta-analysis in Prevention Science -- Mixed Methods Research Design for Prevention Science: Methods, Critiques, and Recommendations -- Analytic Methods -- Latent Class Analysis in Prevention Science -- Discrete-Time Survival Analysis in Prevention Science -- Using Mediation and Moderation Analyses to Enhance Prevention Research -- Advances in Missing Data Models and Fidelity Issues of Implementing These Methods in Prevention Science -- Cost Analysis and Policy -- Economic Analysis and Policy Studies: Special Challenges in the Prevention Sciences -- Strengthening Prevention Science to Ensure Effectiveness of Intervention in Practice: Setting up an International Agenda.
  • 2010 Springer
    edited by Mariapia Viola Magni.
    Part 1. BIOTERRORISM PREVENTION -- Bioterrorism: A Potential Weapon for Terrorist Attacks Through Food and Water Contamination: Evolution of Our Understanding of the Use of Chemical and Bacteriological Weapons / Vincenzo Costigliola and Franco Quagliata -- Detection and Quantification of Bacteria and Fungi Using Solid-Phase Cytometry / Lies ME Vanhee, Eva D'Haese, Ils Cools, Hans J Nelis and Tom Coenye -- Vulnerability Assessment and Mapping of Akounq Groundwater Body, Armenia / Vahram Vardanyan and Artashes Aginian -- Part 2. BACTERIA DIAGNOSTIC TESTS -- Methods for Detection of Shiga-Toxin Producing Escherichia coli (STEC) / Jordan Madic -- Genetic Diversity of Enterococci in Bryndza Cheese / Roman Dušinský, Anna Belicová, Libor Ebringer, Dušan Jurkovič and Lívia Križková, et al. -- Salmonella Infections / Constantine Arvanitakis -- Molecular Diagnostics of Staphylococcus aureus / Jiří Doškař, Roman Pantůček, Vladislava Růžičková and Ivo Sedláček -- Molecular Methods to Detect Bacillus cereus and Bacillus thuringiensis in Foods / Marisa Manzano, Lucilla Iacumin, Cristina Giusto and Giuseppe Comi -- Control of Listeria monocytogenes in San Daniele Dry Cured Ham by Different Technologies: Reduction of L. Monocytogenes in Dry Cured Ham / Lucilla Iacumin, Marisa Manzano, Milena Osualdini, Carlo Cantoni and Giuseppe Comi -- Part 3. VIRAL INFECTIONS -- Epidemiology and Diagnosis of Hepatitis B in the Mediterranean Region and Elsewhere / Nurdan Tözün, Özdal Ersoy, Fatih Eren and Veysel Tahan -- Hepatitis E Virus (HEV) - An Emerging Viral Pathogen / Avrelija Cencič and Walter Chingwaru -- Dengue Virus Diagnostics / Evgeni Eltzov, Danit Atias, Levi Gheber and Robert S. Marks -- Part 4. PARASITES AND FUNGI -- Infectious Forms of Parasites in Food: Man Embedded in Ecosystems / Eduardo Dei-Cas, Cécile-Marie Aliouat, Gabriela Certad, Colette Creusy and Karine Guyot -- Unusual Developmental Pattern of Expression of Enzymes Involved in DNA Biosynthesis in Trichinella spiralis and Trichinella pseudospiralis / Magdalena Dąbrowska, Barbara Gołos, Elżbieta Wałajtys-Rode, Patrycja Wińska and Joanna Cieśla, et al. -- Immunodulation and Helminths: Towards New Strategies for Treatment of Immune-Mediated Diseases? / Fabrizio Bruschi, Lorena Chiumiento and Gianfranco Del Prete -- Parasites and Oncogenesis with a Special Reference to Gastro-Intestinal Neoplasia Induced by Cryptosporidium parvum / C Creusy, G Certad, K Guyot and E Dei-Cas -- Smart Biosensors for Determination of Mycotoxines / Lyubov Yotova, Ivo Grabchev, Rossica Betcheva and Dessislava Marinkova.
  • 2014
    [edited by] Jessica Evert, Paul Drain, Thomas Hall.
    Status: Not Checked OutLane Catalog Record
  • 2009 Springer
    Nancy B. Finn, William F. Bria.
  • 2009 Springer
    Malcolm MacLachlan, Leslie Swartz, editors.
  • 2013 Springer
    David MacGarty, David Nott, editors.
    Disaster Response -- Immediate Response to Disasters -- Priorities in Post-disaster Management -- Refugee Camps -- Complex Emergencies -- Security for the Humanitarian Worker -- Global Players -- Global Development: Millennium Development Goals -- Nongovernmental Organizations and Aid -- Developing Healthcare Systems -- International Aid -- Future of Global Health -- Trauma and Surgery -- Prehospital Care -- Mass Casualty Incident -- Military Trauma -- Tropical Surgery -- Surgery in Austere Environments -- Tropical Medicine -- Polio and Vaccination Campaigns -- Malaria in Children -- Cholera: An Infectious Waterborne Disease -- HIV/AIDS -- Blinding Eye Diseases -- Public Health -- Malnutrition -- Sexual and Reproductive Health -- Maternal and Neonatal Health -- Mental Health Following Armed Conflict -- The Global Crisis in Noncommunicable Disease.
  • 2009 ScienceDirect
    Bruce W. Clements.
    General public health preparedness -- Bioterrorism -- Bombings and explosions -- Chemical disasters -- Earthquakes -- Floods -- Heat waves -- Hurricanes -- Nuclear and radiological disasters -- Pandemic influenza -- Thunderstorms and tornadoes -- Volcanoes -- Wildfires -- Winter storms.
  • 2006 NCBI Bookshelf
    editors, Dean T. Jamison, Richard G. Feachem, Malegapuru W. Makgoba ... [et al.].
    Changing patterns of disease and mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa: an overview / Florence K. Baingana and Eduard R. Bos -- Levels and trends in mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa: an overview / Jacob Adetunji and Eduard R. Bos -- Trends in child mortality, 1960 to 2000 / Kenneth Hill and Agbessi Amouzou -- Levels and trends of adult mortality / Debbie Bradshaw and Ian M. Timaeus -- Causes of death / Chalapati Rao, Alan D. Lopez, and Yusuf Hemed -- Population and mortality after AIDS / Rodolfo A. Bulatao -- Levels and patterns of mortality at INDEPTH demographic surveillance systems / Osman A. Sankoh ... [et al.] -- Trends and issues in child undernutrition / Todd Benson and Meera Shekar -- Diarrheal diseases / Cynthia Boschi-Pinto, Claudio F. Lanata, Walter Mendoza, and Demissie Habte -- Developmental disabilities / Geoff Solarsh and Karen J. Hofman -- Acute respiratory infections / Shabir A. Mahdi and Keith P. Klugman -- Vaccine-preventable diseases / Mark A. Miller and John T. Sentz -- Tuberculosis / Christopher Dye ... [et al.] -- Malaria / Robert W. Snow and Judy A. Omumbo -- Onchocerciasis / Uche Amazigo ... [et al.] -- Maternal mortality / Khama O. Rogo, John Oucho, and Philip Mwalali -- HIV/AIDS / Souleymane Mboup ... [et al.] -- Lifestyle and related risk factors for chronic diseases / Krisela Steyn and Albertino Damasceno -- Diabetes mellitus / Jean-Claude Mbanya and Kaushik Ramiaya -- Cancers / Freddy Sitas ... [et al.] -- Cardiovascular disease / Anthony Mbewu and Jean-Claude Mbanya -- Mental health and the abuse of alcohol and controlled substances / Florence K. Baingana, Atalay Alem, and Rachel Jenkins -- Neurological disorders / Donald Silberberg and Elly Katabira -- Violence and injuries / Brett Bowman ... [et al.].
  • 2006 NCBI Bookshelf
    editors, Dean T. Jamison ... [et al.].
  • 2006
    Status: Not Checked OutLane Catalog Record
    Mental disorders / Steven Hyman ... [et al.] -- Neurological disorders / Vijay Chandra ... [et al.] -- Learning and developmental disabilities / Maureen S. Durkin ... [et al.] -- Alcohol / Jürgen Rehm ... [et al.] -- Illicit opiate abuse / Wayne Hall ... [et al.].
  • 2009 Springer
    Nicholas Graves, Kate Halton, William Jarvis.
  • 2011 Springer
    Crescentia Y. Dakubo.
    Exploring the linkages between ecosystems and human health -- Evolution towards an ecosystem approach to public health -- Ecosystem approaches to human health: key concepts and principles -- Community-based participatory research for ecohealth -- The process of conducting an ecohealth research project: a participatory action research approach -- Applying an ecosystem approach to community health research in Ghana: a case study -- Planning for a healthy community: a case study: phase II -- Challenges and ethical dilemmas in conducting participatory ecohealth research -- Ecosystem approaches to indigenous health -- Policy frameworks on health and environmental linkages -- Applying critical theory to environmental and health issues -- Examining environmental problems from a critical perspective -- Examining public health concerns from a critical perspective -- Towards a critical approach to ecohealth research and practice.
  • 2007 Springer
    Yvonne Denier.
  • 2008 Springer
    edited by Michael Christopher Gibbons.
    An overview of healthcare disparities -- Provider factors in healthcare disparities -- Patient factors in healthcare disparities -- Healthcare system factors in healthcare disparities -- The social "nonmedical" determinants of health -- The role of the Internet in American life -- The iHealth revolution -- Digital disparities -- The role of eHealth in patient engagement and quality improvement -- Medical informatics -- Public health informatics -- Beyond traditional paradigms in disparities research -- Health information technology policy perspectives and healthcare disparities -- Disparities and eHealth: achieving the promise and the potential.
  • 2012 WHO
    Chapter 1. Identifying general requirements -- Chapter 2. Identifying detailed requirements -- Chapter 3. Selecting a solution -- Chapter 4. Implementing an electronic recording and reporting system .
    Also available: Print – 2012
  • 2007 Springer
    edited by Richard Allen Williams.
    I. Underlying causes of healthcare disparities -- 1. Historical perspectives on healthcare disparities : is the past prologue? / Richard Allen Williams -- 2. Epidemiology of racial and ethnic disparities in health and healthcare / George A. Mensah and Maleeka J. Glover -- 3. Cultural diversity in medicine and in healthcare delivery / Richard Allen Williams -- II. Current problems -- 4. Healthcare and the politics of race / M. Gregg Bloche -- 5. Barriers to eliminating disparities in clinical practice: lessons from the IOM report "Unequal Treatment" / Joseph R. Betancourt and Angela Maina -- 6. Second-class medicine: implications of evidence-based medicine for improving minority access to the correct pharmaceutical therapy / Randall W. Maxey and Richard Allen Williams -- 7. The diversity benefit: how does diversity among health professionals address public needs? / Brian D. Smedley -- III. Approaches to correcting the problems -- 8. Eliminating disparities in healthcare through quality improvement / Kevin Fiscella -- 9. Eliminating racial discrimination in healthcare: a call for state healthcare anti-discrimination law / Vernellia R. Randall -- 10. Quality of care and health disparities: the evolving role of government / Garth N. Graham -- 11. The role of communities in eliminating healthcare disparities: getting down to the grass roots / JudyAnn Bigby -- 12. The potential impact of performance incentive programs on racial disparities in healthcare / Alyna T. Chien -- IV. Examples of what works -- 13. Monitoring socioeconomic determinants for healthcare disparities: tools from the Public Health Disparities Geocoding Project / Nancy Krieger ... [et a.] -- 14. The Association of Black Cardiologists: a small-group success story / Richard Allen Williams -- 15. Breathe easy in Seattle: addressing asthma disparities through healthier housing / James W. Krieger ... [et al.] -- 16. Access Health Solutions: a minority physician network model that works / Kathy B. Jackson -- 17. Carolinas Association for Community Health Equity-CACHE: a community coalition to address health disparities in racial and ethnic minorities in Mecklenburg County North Carolina / Yele Aluko -- V. Concluding recommendations -- 18. Principles for eliminating racial and ethnic disparities in healthcare / John Z. Ayanian and Richard Allen Williams.
  • 2014 Stanf Univ
    created by Stanford University Environmental Health and Safety, Office of Emergency Management.
  • 2014 Wiley
    edited by Jesse M. Pines, Jameel Abualenain, James Scott, Robert Shesser.
    The emergency care system in the U.S. / Jesse M. Pines and Jameel Abualenain -- Ten common misconceptions about emergency department care / Dana Kindermann and Robert Shesser -- International perspectives on emergency care / Jameel Abualenain, Drew Richardson, David Mountain, Samuel Vaillancourt, Michael Schull, Phillip Anderson, Eric Revue, Brijal Patel, Ali Pourmand, Hamid Shokoohi, Shingo Hori, Lit-Sin Quek, and Suzanne Mason -- Human factors in emergency care / Raj M. Ratwani, A. Zach Hettinger, and Rollin J. Fairbanks -- Information technology in emergency care / Adam Landman and E. Gregory Marchand -- Telehealth and acute care / Sara Paradise, Michael Shu, and Neal Sikka -- Simulation in emergency care / Claudia Ranniger, Keith E. Littlewood -- Emergency care workforce projections / James Scott, Rachelle Pierre-Mathew, and Drew Maurano -- U.S. emergency and disaster response in the past, present, and future : the multi-faceted role of emergency healthcare / Joseph A. Barbera and Anthony G. MacIntyre -- Emergency public health / Rebecca Katz, Anthony MacIntyre, and Joseph Barbera -- The role of the emergency department in care coordination / Emily R. Carrier -- Payment reform in emergency care / Janice Blanchard, Stephanie Donald, and Nathan Seth Trueger -- The legal framework for hospital emergency care / Sara Rosenbaum -- The future of emergency care / Robert Shesser and Dana Kindermann.
  • 2008 NAP
    [prepared by] Sally Robinson, Robert Pool, and Robert Giffin ; Forum on Drug Discovery, Development, and Translation, Board on Health Sciences Policy, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies.
    1. Introduction -- 2. Investigative Toxicology: The State of the Art -- 3. Screening Technologies I: Human Cell-Based Approaches -- 4. Screening Technologies II: Toxicogenomics -- 5. Screening Technologies III: Metabolomics -- 6. Screening Technologies IV: Pharmacogenetics -- 7. Qualifying Biomarkers -- 8. Pharmacovigilance -- 9. Integration -- 10. The Future of Safety Science.
  • 2007 ScienceDirect
    editor: Edward Tabor.
  • 2008 Springer
    Sana Loue, Martha Sajatovic (eds.) ; core editors, Siran Koroukian ... [et al.].
    Foundation topics. Biology of aging / Teresa Dolinar. The history and demography of aging in the United States / Gail E. Souare, Linda S. Lloyd. Cultural diversity among elders in the US : meeting the challenge of the ethnogeriatric imperative / Gwen Yeo. Legal aspects of aging / Janet L. Lowder ... [et al.] The participation of cognitivelly impaired elderly in research / Sana Loue -- Topics in aging and public health.
  • 2012 Springer
    Sana Loue and Martha Sajatovic (eds.).
    Part 1. Immigrant Health Overview Chapters -- Immigration in the Global Context / Bettina Rausa, Linda S. Lloyd -- Immigration Processes and Health in the U.S.: A Brief History / Sana Loue -- Alternative and Complementary Medicine / Brenda L. Lovell, Jamileh Daneshnia, Christopher J. Fries -- Culture-Specific Diagnoses / Delaney Smith, Tara Mayes, Riley Smith -- Health Determinants / M. David Low, Barbara J. Low -- Occupational and Environmental Health / Doug Brugge, C. Eduardo Siqueira -- Methodological Issues in Immigrant Health Research / Patrick J. M. Murphy, Irin Rachel Allen , Mo-Kyung Sin -- Ethical Issues in Research with Immigrants and Refugees / Sana Loue -- Ethical Issues in the Clinical Context / Beatrice Gabriela Ioan -- Part 2. Immigrant Health Topics A-Z.
  • v.1-4, 2014 Springer
    edited by Thomas P. Gullota, Martin Bloom.
    Public Health is one of the fastest growing university programs in the United States today. At the same time, the challenges that face the practitioner continue to grow and become more complex. This Encyclopedia of Primary Prevention and Health Promotion, 2nd ed covers more than 250 topics, taking a lifespan approach to the fields of public health and prevention. The encyclopedia is divided into four volumes: 1. Foundational Topics 2. Early Childhood and Childhood 3. Adolescence 4. Adulthood and Older Adulthood Within each volume, issues of illness prevention and health promotion (sometimes referred to as "positive psychology") are addressed in chapter-length entries arranged alphabetically. An international group of contributors synthesizes research focusing on improving the physical and mental health of the community as a whole. Each entry will have a structured format: Introduction, Definition of Terms, Prevalence, Theories, Empirical Studies, and Strategies (What Works, What Is Promising, What Doesn't Work). Each entry concludes with a look ahead to the coming decades of Public Health - what are the next steps to primary prevention and health promotion - and a "See Also" box recommending books, films, or articles by the editors for further reading. The encyclopedia is designed for practitioners, students, and researchers working in prevention, public health, and psychology. It will also serve as reference for practitioners in sociology, social work, nursing and medicine. The second edition more than doubles the number of entries in the first edition by adding entries focusing on gender, African American and Latino issues, social support, social and emotional learning, and physical health and disease. All entries from the first edition will be rewritten and expanded, reflecting the most up to date thinking in the field.
  • 2008 Springer
    edited by Wilhelm Kirch.
  • 2012 Springer
    editor: Hayden B. Bosworth.
    Enhancing Medication Adherence: The Public Health Dilemma is a comprehensive guide to medication adherence for the healthcare professional. Clinicians and pharmacists alike can benefit from key opinion leader and author Hayden Bosworth's text as he explains the details and causes behind medication nonadherence as well as methods on how healthcare providers can determine if a patient is nonadherent. Additionally, Bosworth discusses various studies, which assess adherence, adherence-related technology, best practices for clinicians and pharmacists, and future directions and recommendations in the field.
  • 2011 WHO
    Introduction to the guidelines. Purpose, target and scope -- Background -- A dual obligation, a quadruple imperative -- Indispensability of controlled medicines in contemporary medical practices -- Safety of controlled medicines -- Current availability -- Impediments to availability, accessibility and affordability -- Why and how to work with this document? -- Guidelines for ensuring balance in national policies on controlled substances. Content of drug control legislation and policy -- Authorities and their role in the system -- Policy planning for availability and accessibility -- Healthcare professionals -- Estimates and statistics -- Procurement -- Other -- Country assessment checklist.
    Also available: Print – 2011
  • 2010
    Sarah Mercedes Ramirez.
    "Enumerating Invisibility, Humanizing Numbers: Public Health and the Production of Inequities 1938-1974" is directed at answering one question: Why in spite of intensive study that has resulted in a wealth of numerical and statistical information on public health does the San Joaquin Valley and the residents therein remain, among one of the most underfunded, overlooked, impoverished and unhealthy regions? Through an examination of historical materials-- surveys, reports, occupational surveillance, and decision making-- this dissertation seeks to better understand how data and policy, through the social processes of classification and quantification, may have contributed to the production of inequities in the San Joaquin Valley. There are few studies to date that systematically examine the relationship between knowledge and numbers and even fewer that address the concerns of frequently overlooked communities of agricultural laborers in the San Joaquin Valley. This dissertation begins to fill these gaps by reviewing a diverse array of source material to trace how institutions counted and measured agricultural laborers, how the institutions shaped these counting practices, and how numbers shaped policies. Given that institutional identities and strategies of governance are at stake in the production of these numbers, the story of agricultural laborers their health, social, and scientific visibility must be told alongside the stories of state bureaucracies. In tracing how institutions counted and measured agricultural laborers, how the institutions shaped these counting practices, how numbers shaped policies and decisions, there is an opportunity to understand historically the potential consequences of these counting practices. Together they reveal how institutional identities contributed to the making of public health data-- its production, content and interpretation. This data, meant to reveal patterns of disease and improve public health, has paradoxically played a role in concentrating health inequities in the San Joaquin Valley because it has often made invisible the relationships between material deprivation and health or the environment and health. This dissertation does not advocate that we cease to use numbers in science and in policy. Rather, it is meant to recognize that every system of data collection and surveillance, regardless of the institution producing the data, is subjective and is shaped by particular values that have material consequences on populations As a result, the analysis intends to render numbers and their production more transparent and therefore open to critical analysis, and to provoke reflection on how the human elements- history, culture, and experiences --can explain the inequities that data alone can conceal.
  • 2002 CRCnetBASE
    W.H. Bassett.
  • 2013 CRCnetBASE
    editors, Stanley A. Morain & Amelia M. Budge.
    "Satellite imagery and data are widely used in public health surveillance to provide early warning of disease outbreaks and for averting pandemics. Convergence of these technologies began in the 1970s and has gained wide acceptance in the 21st Century. This book is written jointly by experts in both the health and Earth-science technologies. Each chapter is accompanied by an extensive list of citations to provide background and validation of the current state-of-the-art for a variety of high-interest human diseases and associated health and well-being issues. The importance of day-to-day weather patterns, the impacts of severe weather events and longer-term climate cycles form the basis for developing information systems that meet goals and expectations of national and international health monitoring bodies"--Provided by publisher.
  • v. 1-2, 1922-23.
    by Victor C. Vaughan ; assisted by Henry F. Vaughan and George T. Palmer.
    Status: Not Checked OutLane Catalog Record
  • 2009 Springer
    Denise M. Oleske.
  • 2009
    Robert H. Friis, Thomas A. Sellers.
  • 2013 Springer
    Fazlul H. Sarkar, editor.
    Systems and Network Biology to Investigate Epigenetic De-regulatory Mechanisms of MicroRNAs in Pancreatic Cancer / Irfana Muqbil, Fazlul H. Sarkar, Ramzi M. Mohammad -- Role of MicroRNAs in Cancer Epigenetics / Kishore B. Challagundla, Petra Wise, Muller Fabbri -- Epigenetic Regulation of EZH2 and Its Targeted MicroRNAs / Sandy Leung-Kuen Au, Irene Oi-Lin Ng, Chun-Ming Wong -- Epigenetics and MicroRNAs in Renal Cancer / Shahana Majid ... [et al.] -- Epigenetic Regulation of MicroRNA in Colon Cancer / Qiong Zhang, Mukesh Verma, Sharad Khare -- Epigenetic Regulation of miRNAs in Breast Cancer Formation and Progression / Zhiqian Zhang ... [et al.] -- Epigenetic Variations of Stem Cell Markers in Cancer / Sripathi M. Sureban, Dongfeng Qu, Courtney W. Houchen -- Recent Updates on Epigenetic Biomarkers for Prostate Cancer / Karen Chiam, Tanya Kate Day, Tina Bianco-Miotto -- Epigenetics and Racial Disparities in Prostate Cancer / Benjamin A. Rybicki -- Epigenetic Signatures of Breast Cancer Genes / Shrikant Anant, Animesh Dhar, Satish Ramalingam -- Exploiting Epigenetic Modifiers to Circumvent Melanoma Dual Resistance to TCR-Engineered Immunotherapy- and BRAF V⁶⁰⁰E-Kinase Inhibitor / Ali R. Jazirehi CLS, -- The Role of Epigenetics in Radiation Therapy and the DNA Damage Response / Steven P. Zielske -- Plant Polyphenols as Epigenetic Modulators of Glutathione S-Transferase P1 Activity / Vijay S. Thakur, Sanjay Gupta -- Epigenetic Regulations of mRNAs and miRNAs by Nutraceuticals / Yiwei Li ... [et al.] -- Towards Curative Cancer Therapy with Maspin: A Unique Window of Opportunity to Target Cancer Dormancy / Alexander Kaplun, M. Margarida Bernardo, Sijana Dzinic.
  • 2012 ebrary
    Committee on the Public Health Dimensions of the Epilepsies, Board on Health Sciences Policy, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies ; Mary Jane England, Catharyn T. Liverman, Andrea M. Schultz, and Larisa M. Strawbridge, editors.
    "Although epilepsy is one of the nation's most common neurological disorders, public understanding of it is limited. Many people do not know the causes of epilepsy or what they should do if they see someone having a seizure. Epilepsy is a complex spectrum of disorders that affects an estimated 2.2 million Americans in a variety of ways, and is characterized by unpredictable seizures that differ in type, cause, and severity. Yet living with epilepsy is about much more than just seizures; the disorder is often defined in practical terms, such as challenges in school, uncertainties about social situations and employment, limitations on driving, and questions about independent living. The Institute of Medicine was asked to examine the public health dimensions of the epilepsies, focusing on public health surveillance and data collection; population and public health research; health policy, health care, and human services; and education for people with the disorder and their families, health care providers, and the public. In Epilepsy Across the Spectrum, the IOM makes recommendations ranging from the expansion of collaborative epilepsy surveillance efforts, to the coordination of public awareness efforts, to the engagement of people with epilepsy and their families in education, dissemination, and advocacy for improved care and services. Taking action across multiple dimensions will improve the lives of people with epilepsy and their families. The realistic, feasible, and action-oriented recommendations in this report can help enable short- and long-term improvements for people with epilepsy. For all epilepsy organizations and advocates, local, state, and federal agencies, researchers, health care professionals, people with epilepsy, as well as the public, Epilepsy Across the Spectrum is an essential resource"--Publisher's description.
  • 2005 Springer
    edited by Paul Kind, Richard Brooks and Rosalind Rabin.
  • 2010 WHO
    edited by Erik Blas and Anand Sivasankara Kurup.
    Also available: Print – 2010
  • Nancy Leys Stepan.
    How shall we improve human health? One answer is: by eradication. The Gates Foundation announced in 2007 that their goal is malaria eradication; another of their priorities is polio eradication. Eradication means the complete elimination of a disease through deliberate human intervention. It stands for an absolute in public health. This book by the award-winning historian of medicine Nancy Leys Stepan is an accessible, beautifully written, and deeply researched examination of one of the most controversial issues in public health today. The eradication of disease might seem like an absolute good. But critics of eradication argue that the huge resources needed to achieve eradication could be better allocated toward developing primary health services and general improvement in health. This book aims to look at the benefits and drawbacks of single-minded efforts to rid the world of particular diseases, one at a time. The sweep of the book is impressive, from the origins of the idea of complete eradication in the early twentieth century until the present-day campaigns against polio, Guinea worm disease, and now malaria. The author places eradication's story in its many contexts, from imperialism, changing notions of public health, the history of medicine and its technologies, the development of international health agencies such as the World Health Organization, and the impact of the Cold War on the shift of attention to disease in developing countries. -- Jacket.
  • 2002 NAP
    Committee on Estimating the Health-Risk-Reduction Benefits of Proposed Air Pollution Regulations, Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology.
  • 2006 NCI
    National Cancer Institute.
  • 2013 Cambridge
    Anne Andermann.
    "Evidence for Health: From Patient Choice to Global Policy is a practical guide to evidence-informed decision-making. It provides health practitioners and policy-makers with a broad overview of how to improve health and reduce health inequities, as well as the tools needed to make informed decisions that will have a positive influence on health. Chapters address questions such as: What are the major threats to health? What are the causes of poor health? What works to improve health? How do we know that it works? What are the barriers to implementation? What are the measures of success? The book provides an algorithm for arriving at evidence-informed decisions that take into consideration the multiple contextual factors and value judgements involved. Written by a specialist in public health with a wealth of international experience, this user-friendly guide demystifies the decision-making process, from personal decisions made by individual patients to global policy decisions"--Provided by publisher.
  • 2012 WHO
    Chapter 1. The evolving threat of antimicrobial resistance: Introduction -- Chapter 2. Surveillance to track antimicrobial use and resistance in bacteria -- Chapter 3. Measures to ensure better use of antibiotics -- Chapter 4. Reducing antimicrobial use in animal husbandry -- Chapter 5. Infection prevention and control in health-care facilities -- Chapter 6. Fostering innovation to combat antimicrobial resistance -- Chapter 7. The way forward: political commitment to enable options for action -- Appendix 1. List of 2001 WHO Global Strategy for Containment of Antimicrobial Resistance recommendations -- Appendix 2. List of 2011 WHO World Health Day six-point policy briefs.
    Also available: Print – 2012
  • 2005 Springer
    W. Kirch, B. Menne, and R. Bertollini (editors).
  • The Work Group for Studying the Effects of the Specific Health Checkups and Specific Health Guidance on Health Care Expenditures ; Fukuda Takashi (work group member) [and 5 others] ; Hosurā Akiko (consultant).
    Status: Not Checked OutLane Catalog Record
  • 2012 NAP
    Committee on Fitness Measures and Health Outcomes in Youth, Food and Nutrition Board, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies ; Russell Pate, Maria Oria, and Laura Pillsbury, editors.
    "In Fitness Measures and Health Outcomes in Youth, the IOM assesses the relationship between youth fitness test items and health outcomes, recommends the best fitness test items, provides guidance for interpreting fitness scores, and provides an agenda for needed research. The report concludes that selected cardiorespiratory endurance, musculoskeletal fitness, and body composition measures should be in fitness surveys and in schools. Collecting fitness data nationally and in schools helps with setting and achieving fitness goals and priorities for public health at an individual and national level" Publisher's Summary (excerpt).
  • 2010 ebrary
    Lynn McDonald.
    A Quick sketch of Florence Nightingale's life -- pt. 1. The Making of Florence Nightingale. Faith and church ; Domestic arrangements, friends, the arts ; Illness and working style ; Companion animals and love of nature ; Last days, will and death -- pt. 2. The Social reformer. Science, law and probability ; Social class, government and politics ; Women and family ; Suggestions for thought -- pt. 3. War. The Crimean War ; Nightingale's 'confidential report' ; War Office reform ; The Geneva Convention, the Franco-Prussian War and Militarism ; Militarism and the causes of war -- pt. 4. Health care, nursing and midwifery. Nightingale's approach to health and healing ; The Nightingale system of nursing ; The Influence of Nightingale nursing worldwide ; The Evolution of nursing practice ; Midwifery training and maternity care ; District nursing -- pt. 5. Workhouse infirmaries and hospitals. Workhouse infirmary reform ; Safer hospitals -- pt. 6. India and Empire. Imperialism, racism and independence ; Famine ; Indian women -- pt. 7. Nightingale's legacy.
  • 2006 ebrary
    Gérard Vallée, editor, and Lynn McDonald, general editor.
  • 2004 ebrary
    edited by Lynn McDonald.
  • 2007 ebrary
    Gérard Vallée, editor ; Lynn McDonald, general editor.
    Social Change in India shows the shift of focus that occurred during Florence Nightingale's more than forty years of work on public health in India. While the focus in the preceding volume, Health in India, was top-down reform, notably in the Royal Commission on the Sanitary State of the Army in India, this book documents concrete proposals for self-government, especially at the municipal level, and the encouragement of leading Indian nationals themselves. Famine and related epidemics continue to be issues, demonstrating the need for public works like irrigation and for greater self-help meas.
  • 2006 CRCnetBASE
    edited by Morris Potter.
    pt. 1. Factors that influence interactions between foodborne pathogenic agents and consumers -- pt. 2. Human host factors that influence foodborne disease -- pt. 3. Agent factors of pathogenicity and virulence that influence foodborne disease.
  • 2013 Am Soc Microbiol
    edited by Michael P. Doyle, Robert L. Buchanan.
    Factors of special significance to food microbiology -- Microbial spoilage and public health concerns -- Foodborne pathogenic bacteria -- Nonbacterial pathogens -- Preservatives and preservation methods -- Fermentations and beneficial microorganisms -- Advanced techniques in food microbiology.
  • 2016 Springer
    Martin Caraher, John Coveney.
    While there is not one global definition of the term 'food poverty,' the evidence from the chapters in this book suggest food poverty can be seen from three perspectives: 1) the causes and constraints facing both individuals, households, communities and policy makers, 2) constrained choices or the 'lived experience' and 3) the health impacts or outcomes. As a working definition of food poverty, this approach suggests that where constraints are such that it is not possible for individuals or households to consume a nutritionally adequate diet, they could be considered to be in food poverty. The modern food system has introduced new complexities to food insecurity with the growth of micro-nutrient inequalities. As a result of growing levels of poverty and inequality, hunger and obesity are not being faced by two different groups, but often by the same group. While the developed world faces a problem with overconsumption and chronic diseases, the developing world is addressing the double burden of hunger and over-consumption. Even in the developed world, nation states are facing the rise of modern malnutrition, which includes both over-consumption and the re-emergence of hunger: over-consumption combined with austerity. The volume undertakes a critical examination of food poverty and food security by addressing topics such as tensions over the role of the state, the movement towards rights and responsibilities around food, and the rising tide of food poverty. Auth ors also cover possible solutions at both national and city state levels. The editors conclude with a chapter that draws together the issues and locates solutions within a food policy framework of the total food system. These studies help reveal the complexities of food insecurity within a global context, with the goal of clarifying taken for granted assumptions in present discourses.

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