Category archives for Volume 4 Issue 4

Screening of intraocular pressure before routine pupil dilation for retinal photography

Screening of intraocular pressure before routine pupil dilation for retinal photography

Screening of intraocular pressure before routine pupil dilation for retinal photography: Clinical case report pp. 77-79(3) Author: Chiang, Lap-kin Pharmacologic dilation of the pupil results in twice the sensitivity of detection of diabetic retinopathy compared with undilated retinal examination. The potential risk of acute angle-closure glaucoma after pupil dilation has been hypothesized to be higher […]

Healthy China 2030: “Without national health, there will be no comprehensive well-being”

healthy China 2030

Healthy China 2030: “Without national health, there will be no comprehensive well-being” pp. 75-76(2) Authors: Wang, Wei; Zakus, David On August 19–20, 2016, the China National Health and Wellness Conference was held in Beijing. Both President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang attended the meeting and delivered important speeches with key messages. Their contributions are […]

‘Feeling of despair’ as the leading cluster theme of conceptual descriptive analyses in participatory assessment

‘Feeling of despair’ as the leading cluster theme of conceptual descriptive analyses in participatory assessment: Russia Oxfam GB case study

‘Feeling of despair’ as the leading cluster theme of conceptual descriptive analyses in participatory assessment: Russia Oxfam GB case study Authors: Zakirova, Venera; Zakus, David This article provides a case study on participatory assessment based on experience gained from an EU‐Oxfam GB project entitled “Empowering Municipalities to Effectively Address Poverty” conducted in five small towns […]

A new role for primary care teams in the United States after “Obamacare”

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A new role for primary care teams in the United States after “Obamacare:” Track and improve health insurance coverage rates Authors: DeVoe, Jennifer; Angier, Heather; Hoopes, Megan; Gold, Rachel Maintaining continuous health insurance coverage is important. With recent expansions in access to coverage in the United States after “Obamacare,” primary care teams have a new […]

Factors associated with the utilization of institutional and home birth services among women in Ethiopia

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Factors associated with the utilization of institutional and home birth services among women in Ethiopia: A scoping review pp. 30-43(14) Authors: Lapp, Bronwyn; Zakus, David The objective of this review was to examine the factors associated with the use of institutional delivery and home birth services among women in Ethiopia. Methods: Fifteen peer-reviewed, primary research articles […]

Engaging black sub-Saharan African communities and their gatekeepers in HIV prevention programs

HIV prevention

Engaging black sub-Saharan African communities and their gatekeepers in HIV prevention programs: Challenges and strategies from England Authors: Nyashanu, Mathew; Serrant, Laura HIV infection is a sensitive issue in black communities [Serrant-Green L. Black Caribbean men, sexual health decisions and silences. Doctoral thesis. Nottingham School of Nursing, University of Nottingham; 2004]. Statistics show black sub-Saharan […]

Epidemiological study of hypertensive retinopathy in the primary care setting

Epidemiological study of hypertensive retinopathy in the primary care setting

Epidemiological study of hypertensive retinopathy in the primary care setting: Retrospective cross-sectional review of retinal photographs pp. 13-21(9) Authors: Chiang, Lap-kin; Yau, Michael K.C.; Kam, Cheuk-wai; Ng, Lorna V.; Zee, Benny C.Y. The objective is to estimate the prevalence and grading of hypertensive retinopathy in the primary care setting; examine the patient characteristics associated with […]

Mothers’ health-related quality of life

Mothers’ health-related quality of life

Mothers’ health-related quality of life: Its relationship with children’s health-related quality of life and behavior in low-income families Authors: Wong, Rosa Sze Man; Guo, Vivian Yawei; Ip, Patrick; Wong, Carlos King Ho; Yu, Esther Yee Tak; Fung, Colman Siu Cheung; Lam, Cindy Lo Kuen Objective: To examine the association between mothers’ health-related quality of life […]

Patient-centered care in a multicultural world

Patient-centered care in a multicultural world

Patient-centered care in a multicultural world Authors: Mathers, Nigel; Bansal, Aarti To be a good clinician in 2016 is challenging – not only do we have to ensure that our biomedical knowledge is up to date, but increasingly we need to practice medicine within the much broader context of patient-centered care (PCC) in diverse populations. […]