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  1. Content type: Research

    The Haemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS) is the most severe manifestation of infection with Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC). In Belgium, the surveillance of paediatric HUS cases is conducted by a sentin...

    Authors: S. Jacquinet, K. De Rauw, D. Pierard, N. Godefroid, L. Collard, K. Van Hoeck and M. Sabbe

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:41

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    The European Core Health Indicators (ECHI) are a key source of comparable health information for the European Union (EU) and its Member States (MS). The ECHI shortlist contains 88 indicators which were develop...

    Authors: Angela Fehr, Mariken J. Tijhuis, Sabrina Hense, Dominika Urbanski, Peter Achterberg and Thomas Ziese

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:52

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  3. Content type: Research

    Severe acute malnutrition (SAM) is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in Chad. The reasons behind persistently high prevalence of SAM in the Kanem region are still poorly understood, leaving ...

    Authors: Jovana Dodos, Chiara Altare, Mahamat Bechir, Mark Myatt, Brigitte Pedro, Francois Bellet, Jean Lapegue, Joachim Peeters and Mathias Altmann

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:35

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  4. Content type: Research

    Malaria continued to be the major public health concern in sub-Sahara Africa, thus for better planning of control activities, periodic surveillance of both clinical and asymptomatic cases remains important. Ho...

    Authors: Anthony Kapesa, Eliningaya J. Kweka, Guofa Zhou, Harrysone Etemesi Atieli, Erasmus Kamugisha, Humphrey D. Mazigo, Sospatro E. Ngallaba, Andrew K. Githeko and Guiyun Yan

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:39

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  5. Content type: Research

    Notwithstanding the strong epidemiological impact of the Chikungunya in the Colombian Caribbean, in 2014, not the entire population were affected in the same way. This study describe the demographic, socio-eco...

    Authors: Misael Oviedo-Pastrana, Nelson Méndez, Salim Mattar, Germán Arrieta and Luty Gomezcaceres

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:36

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  6. Content type: Research

    Despite the variances in abortion laws accounting for differences in incidence of abortion among African countries, it appears there is absence of literature on other factors that may also account for the diff...

    Authors: Kwamena Sekyi Dickson, Kenneth Setorwu Adde and Bright Opoku Ahinkorah

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:37

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  7. Content type: Research

    Globally, unintended pregnancy has been very high accounting for 27% of maternal deaths. Different studies noted that nearly half of HIV positive women who gave unintended birth were using contraceptive method...

    Authors: Abebaw Addis Gelagay, Digsu Negese Koye and Hedija Yenus Yeshita

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:47

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  8. Content type: Research

    Wasting and stunting are common. They are implicated in the deaths of almost two million children each year and account for over 12% of disability-adjusted life years lost in young children. Wasting and stunti...

    Authors: Mark Myatt, Tanya Khara, Simon Schoenbuchner, Silke Pietzsch, Carmel Dolan, Natasha Lelijveld and André Briend

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:28

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  9. Content type: Research

    Alcohol and illicit drugs are associated with the discontinuation of tuberculosis (TB) treatment and can compromise the immune system. We estimated the impact of alcohol disorder and the use of illicit drug on...

    Authors: Daniele M. Pelissari and Fredi A. Diaz-Quijano

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:45

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  10. Content type: Research

    In Germany, there are no measurement tools to assess the general health literacy of adolescents. The aim of the study “Measurement of Health Literacy Among Adolescents” (MOHLAA) is to develop such a tool for u...

    Authors: Olga Maria Domanska, Christiane Firnges, Torsten Michael Bollweg, Kristine Sørensen, Christine Holmberg and Susanne Jordan

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:46

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  11. Content type: Systematic review

    Acute poisoning is a common reason for emergency department visit and hospitalization worldwide with major morbidity and mortality. The burden of poisoning exposures in Africa is a significant public health co...

    Authors: Legese Chelkeba, Abera Mulatu, Dessalegn Feyissa, Firomsa Bekele and Behailu Terefe Tesfaye

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:34

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  12. Content type: Research

    Cross-country comparisons of health system performance have become increasingly important. Clear evidence is needed on the prioritization of health system performance assessment (HSPA) indicators. Selected “le...

    Authors: Nataša Perić, Maria M. Hofmarcher and Judit Simon

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:32

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  13. Content type: Research

    Representative and reliable data on health and health determinants of the population and population sub-groups are needed for evidence-informed policy making; planning and evaluation of prevention programmes; ...

    Authors: Hanna Tolonen, Päivikki Koponen, Ala’a Al-kerwi, Nada Capkova, Simona Giampaoli, Jennifer Mindell, Laura Paalanen, Maria Ruiz-Castell, Antonia Trichopoulou and Kari Kuulasmaa

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:38

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  14. Content type: Research

    To date Health information (HI) in the European Union does not comprise indicators or other information related to impacts of hazardous chemicals in consumer products, food, drinking water or air on the health...

    Authors: Anke Joas, Miriam Schöpel, Madlen David, Maribel Casas, Gudrun Koppen, Marta Esteban, Lisbeth E. Knudsen, Martine Vrijheid, Greet Schoeters, Argelia Castaño Calvo, Gerda Schwedler, Marike Kolossa-Gehring and Reinhard Joas

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:27

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  15. Content type: Research

    Population-based registries implement the comprehensive collection of all disease events that occur in a well-characterized population within a certain time period and represent the preferred tools for disease...

    Authors: Luigi Palmieri, Giovanni Veronesi, Giovanni Corrao, Giuseppe Traversa, Marco M. Ferrario, Giovanni Nicoletti, Anna Di Lonardo, Chiara Donfrancesco, Flavia Carle and Simona Giampaoli

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:31

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  16. Content type: Research

    In 2005, the European Union (EU) started to use a disability-free life expectancy, known as Healthy Life Years (HLY), to monitor progress in the strategic European policies such as the 2000 Lisbon strategy. HL...

    Authors: Petronille Bogaert, Herman Van Oyen, Isabelle Beluche, Emmanuelle Cambois and Jean-Marie Robine

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:30

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  17. Content type: Correction

    The author requests to correct errors in the original article [1]. Area where it needs amendment are as follows.

    Authors: Stanley Chitekwe, Sibhatu Biadgilign, Assaye Tolla and Mark Myatt

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:40

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    The original article was published in Archives of Public Health 2018 76:19

  18. Content type: Research

    The effect of Human Immunodeficiency Virus-1 (HIV-1) on CD4+ Th2 cells is hypothesized to affect parasitological diagnosis of Schistosoma mansoni using Kato Katz technique. Thus, the use of more sensitive techniq...

    Authors: Humphrey D. Mazigo, Stella Kepha and Safari M. Kinung’hi

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:29

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  19. Content type: Research

    The present case study investigated the feasibility of using manga (Japanese-style comic books) to promote physical activity and healthy eating behavior in Japanese patients with metabolic syndrome.

    Authors: Takashi Shimazaki, Munehiro Matsushita, Misa Iio and Koji Takenaka

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:26

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  20. Content type: Systematic review

    GALI or Global Activity Limitation Indicator is a global survey instrument measuring participation restriction. GALI is the measure underlying the European indicator Healthy Life Years (HLY). Gali has a substa...

    Authors: Herman Van Oyen, Petronille Bogaert, Renata T. C. Yokota and Nicolas Berger

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:25

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  21. Content type: Research

    Recent research suggests that exercise stereotypes may influence physical activity through ego depletion and internalization mechanisms. The objective of this study was to better understand exercise stereotype...

    Authors: Laura Gray, Aïna Chalabaev, Jacques Durant, Eric Rosenthal, Christian Pradier, Martin Duracinsky, Isabelle Rouanet, Laura Schuft, Serge S. Colson and Fabienne d’Arripe-Longueville

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:23

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  22. Content type: Research

    Given Nigeria’s status as the country with the second highest number of people living with HIV globally, and 9% of the total global burden of HIV being attributable to Nigeria alone in 2013, improving our unde...

    Authors: Lena Faust, Michael Ekholuenetale and Sanni Yaya

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:22

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  23. Content type: Research

    The study aimed to analyze the nutritional status of Filipino children ages 0–60 months (0–5.0 years old) and 61–120 months (5.08–10.0 years old) in households headed by fisherfolks.

    Authors: Mario V. Capanzana, Divorah V. Aguila, Glen Melvin P. Gironella and Kristine V. Montecillo

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:24

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  24. Content type: Research

    Severe acute malnutrition (SAM) threatens the lives of millions of children worldwide particularly in low and middle-income countries (LMICs). Community-based management of acute malnutrition (CMAM) is an appr...

    Authors: Stanley Chitekwe, Sibhatu Biadgilign, Assaye Tolla and Mark Myatt

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:19

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Archives of Public Health 2018 76:40

  25. Content type: Systematic review

    Hypertension has been recognized as a global health concern for developing countries and is scarcely described in many of these countries. In Pakistan, few population-based surveys evaluated the prevalence of ...

    Authors: Nabi Shah, Qasim Shah and Abdul Jabbar Shah

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:20

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  26. Content type: Research

    Although gabapentin has been licensed in the European Union only for neuropathic pain and epilepsy for patients who have partial seizures, it has also been prescribed in treatment for substance use disorders. ...

    Authors: Luk Van Baelen, Karin De Ridder, Jérôme Antoine and Lies Gremeaux

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:17

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  27. Content type: Commentary

    For our master thesis in medicine, we aimed to determine how many deaths were caused by and with dementia in 2014 and we compared our results with figures from abroad. The mortality rates of 2014 in Flanders w...

    Authors: Sofie Vandormael, Alexander Meirschaert, Jan Steyaert and Jan De Lepeleire

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:16

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  28. Content type: Research

    Vaccination is an effective public health intervention for reducing childhood morbidity and mortality. It becomes more effective if the child receives the full course of the recommended doses. In Ethiopia, man...

    Authors: Melaku Kindie Yenit, Yalemzewod Assefa Gelaw and Atsede Mazengia Shiferaw

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:14

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  29. Content type: Research

    A novel approach for improving community case-detection of acute malnutrition involves mothers/caregivers screening their children for acute malnutrition using a mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC) insertion ta...

    Authors: Angeline Grant, James Njiru, Edgar Okoth, Imelda Awino, André Briend, Samuel Murage, Saida Abdirahman and Mark Myatt

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:11

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  30. Content type: Research

    Severe thalassemia diseases are a major health problem in Southeast Asia. In Cambodia, there has never been a significant program for prevention or control of severe thalassemia. We, therefore, studied the eff...

    Authors: Kimhaung Cheng, Supan Fucharoen, Kanokwan Sanchaisuriya, Goonnapa Fucharoen, Pattara Sanchaisuriya and Arunee Jetsrisuparb

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:13

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  31. Content type: Study protocol

    Policy implementation remains an under researched area in most low and middle income countries and it is not surprising that several policies are implemented without a systematic follow up of why and how they ...

    Authors: Charles Hongoro, Elizeus Rutebemberwa, Thembinkosi Twalo, Chikondi Mwendera, Mbuyiselo Douglas, Moses Mukuru, Simon Kasasa and Freddie Ssengooba

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:12

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  32. Content type: Research

    A significant number of cardiovascular disease (CVD)-related deaths occur in developing countries. An increasing prevalence of CVD is associated with a change in the macro-economy of these countries. In this p...

    Authors: Frederick J. Raal, Alawi A. Alsheikh-Ali, Mohamed I. Omar, Wafa Rashed, Omar Hamoui, Abdoul Kane, Mohamed Alami, Paula Abreu and Walid M. Mashhoud

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:15

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  33. Content type: Research

    Despite postnatal care services significant role in improving maternal and new-born health, services are underutilized in most developing countries including Ethiopia. Hence, it is important to identify factor...

    Authors: Teshome Abuka Abebo and Dawit Jember Tesfaye

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:9

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  34. Content type: Research

    Based on successive Health Interview Surveys (HIS), it has been demonstrated that also in Belgium obesity, measured by means of a self-reported body mass index (BMI in kg/m2), is a growing public health problem t...

    Authors: S. Drieskens, S. Demarest, S. Bel, K. De Ridder and J. Tafforeau

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:10

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  35. Content type: Research

    Violence against women is a common form of human rights violation, and intimate partner violence (IPV) appears to be the most significant component of violence. The aim of this study was to examine the associa...

    Authors: Bright Opoku Ahinkorah, Kwamena Sekyi Dickson and Abdul-Aziz Seidu

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:5

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  36. Content type: Research

    The integration of different administrative data sources from a number of European countries has been shown useful in the assessment of unwarranted variations in health care performance. This essay describes t...

    Authors: Enrique Bernal-Delgado and Francisco Estupiñán-Romero

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:6

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  37. Content type: Study protocol

    Severe weight loss through means of bariatric surgery has been associated with loss of muscle mass due to lack of absorption of protein. The aim of this RCT is to investigate the effectiveness of protein suppl...

    Authors: Sahar D. Al-Shamari, Mohamed Aly ElSherif, Wahiba Hamid and Fahad Hanna

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:7

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  38. Content type: Research

    Even though, the disclosure of HIV sero- status to sexual partners, friends or relatives is the main tool for prevention and care strategies, most of the HIV/AIDS patients do not inform their close friends. Th...

    Authors: Tamiru Tesfaye, Jiregna Darega, Tefera Belachew and Abebe Abera

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:1

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  39. Content type: Research

    Performance-based financing (PBF) in the health sector has recently gained momentum in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) as one of the ways forward for achieving Universal Health Coverage. The major pri...

    Authors: Oriane Bodson, Ahmed Barro, Anne-Marie Turcotte-Tremblay, Nestor Zanté, Paul-André Somé and Valéry Ridde

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:4

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  40. Content type: Study protocol

    Not much is known about the health seeking behavior of people with substance use disorders before they enter specialized treatment and afterwards. This paper explains in detail the protocol that has been follo...

    Authors: Luk Van Baelen, Karin De Ridder, Jérôme Antoine and Lies Gremeaux

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:3

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  41. Content type: Research

    Population-based surveys currently face the problem of decreasing response rates. Mixed-mode designs are now being implemented more often to account for this, to improve sample composition and to reduce overal...

    Authors: Elvira Mauz, Elena von der Lippe, Jennifer Allen, Ralph Schilling, Stephan Müters, Jens Hoebel, Patrick Schmich, Matthias Wetzstein, Panagiotis Kamtsiuris and Cornelia Lange

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:8

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  42. Content type: Research

    Despite being one of the plausible measures towards achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), various issues pertaining to pre-pregnancy clinic (PPC) services still need to be pondered upon. Based on thi...

    Authors: Mizanur Rahman, Natazcza Abdul Rahim and Mohd Taha Arif

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:67

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  43. Content type: Research

    The global phenomenon of population ageing is creating new challenges in both high and middle income countries, as functional limitations are expected to increase with age. The attribution method has been prop...

    Authors: Renata T.C. Yokota, Wilma J. Nusselder, Jean-Marie Robine, Jean Tafforeau, Patrick Deboosere, Lenildo Moura, Silvânia S. C. A. Andrade, Shamyr S. Castro and Herman Van Oyen

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:68

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  44. Content type: Study protocol

    Implementing efficient stoves and clean fuels in low and middle-income countries are critical for improving health of poor women and children and improve the environment. Cleaner biomass stoves, however, perfo...

    Authors: Praveen Kumar, Amar Dhand, Rachel G. Tabak, Ross C. Brownson and Gautam N. Yadama

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:70

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