Category archives for Volume 6 Issue 2

Has Mayaro virus always existed or is it new?

Author: Juan Vargas Mayaro virus has always been one of the significant challenges for biomedical science, and efforts are aimed at intervening factors preventing viruses from spreading. This letter reviews recent research on emerging zoonotic viruses in Latin America, focusing on Mayaro virus as a new threat. It also considers vector and clinical characteristics and […]

Impacts from the implementation of a Novel Clinical Pharmacist Training Program in Changsha, Hunan Province, China

Novel Clinical Pharmacist

Authors: Xu, Ping; Xiang, Da Xiong; Cave, Andrew J.; Banh, Hoan Linh The Ministry of Health and Family Planning of the People’s Republic of China issued a mandate to all hospitals to implement clinical pharmacy services by 2020. Implementation of clinical pharmacy services to provide pharmaceutical care is a priority. The Second Xiangya Hospital of Central South University in […]

The role of the teaching practice in undergraduate education ‐ A British perspective

role of teaching practice

Author: Houlston, Patricia This article describes and reflects on the role of the teaching practice in undergraduate education on the basis of the author’s experience in the United Kingdom. Recognizing that China is addressing the huge task of developing a general practice workforce in an unprecedented short time, I hope that sharing these ideas will be […]

Geographic and health system correlates of interprofessional oral health practice

Geographic and health system correlates of interprofessional oral health practice

Authors: Boynes, Sean G.; Lauer, Abigail; Martin, Amy This study explores geographic, system, and organizational constructs that predict medical care teams’ willingness to administer fluoride varnish and conduct oral health risk assessments. Methods: A cross-sectional survey of voluntary health professionals attending trainings on interprofessional oral health practice was completed at ten meetings across the United States from April through […]

Cross-sectional analysis of obesity and high blood pressure among undergraduate students of a university medical college in South India

Authors: Chenji, Sravan Kumar; Rao, Chythra R.; Sivanesan, Saranya; Kamath, Veena; Kamath, Asha To estimate the prevalence of obesity and high blood pressure among undergraduate students of a university medical college. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted at a medical college among 434 medical students. A questionnaire was used to collect basic demographic details, followed by anthropometric measurements. Body mass index […]

Prevalence of risk factors for noncommunicable diseases among rural women in Yemen

Author: Alwabr, Gawad M.A. The objective of this study was to expand the evidence base on the prevalence of risk factors for the main noncommunicable diseases (such as diabetes mellitus, blood pressure, and obesity) among rural women in Yemen. Methods: A descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted among 450 rural women in the age range from 18 to […]