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Worldwide Wound Healing - Innovation in Natural and Conventional Methods

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ISBN: 9789535128052 9789535128069 Year: Pages: 162 DOI: 10.5772/62668 Language: English
Publisher: InTechOpen
Subject: Public Health
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The book Worldwide Wound Healing - Innovation in Natural and Conventional Methods develops a set of themes on the healing and treatment of complex wounds through evidence-based practice with innovations in the use of natural and conventional methods. It is an innovative way that promotes the integration of conventional and natural perspectives in wound healing, with a unique focus on the quality of life of the patient.

Epidemiology of Communicable and Non-Communicable Diseases - Attributes of Lifestyle and Nature on Humankind

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ISBN: 9789535127406 9789535127413 Year: Pages: 136 DOI: 10.5772/61903 Language: English
Publisher: InTechOpen
Subject: Public Health
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Human sufferings, including deaths, can be reduced or avoided by applying routine principles of hygiene in individuals' lives. Some hygiene routines are purely simple remedies, which are inexpensive, affordable, acceptable and easily accessible. It is evident that change is first enacted from within the mindset of an individual, then transmitted to families, groups and communities, and eventually the mindset of a nation can change creating an environment which is better for everybody to live in. This book contains chapters discussing conditions or diseases that may not be common in the readers' area. Caution as such may never be underestimated considering the fact that we are living in a global village where one can never say 'this does not occur in my area' but rather question, does this occur in my community, why does it occur, who is affected, where and when does it occur and what can be done about it? These questions constitute what epidemiology is all about, and their precise and comprehensive answers can transform lives and help us have the right perceptions for the health challenges we face and accept the possibility of dealing with them directly.

Estudos socioculturais em alimentação e saúde : saberes em rede, vol. 5

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ISBN: 9788575114568 Year: DOI: 10.7476/9788575114568 Language: Portuguese
Publisher: SciELO Books - EDUERJ
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Esta coletânea corresponde ao quinto volume da Série Sabor Metrópole, organizada pela Rede Ibero-Americana de Pesquisa Qualitativa em Alimentação e Sociedade, a REDE NAUS. Aqui estão presentes expressões do pensamento quando ele se volta para as relações sociais construídas em torno de discursos e práticas alimentares e corporais, tendo a saúde por horizonte último. Corresponde a espaço de reflexões sobre a comunicação quando ela se dirige à comida e ao corpo, compreendidos na cultura, na sociedade e na história. Dirige-se a estudantes, docentes, pesquisadores e profissionais de variadas formações, em especial, aqueles que atuam nos campos da Alimentação e Nutrição, Saúde e Humanidades.

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HEALTH & FITNESS

Armut und Gesundheit - Öffentliche Ringvorlesung Wintersemester 2013/2014

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ISBN: 9783863952570 Year: Language: English|German
Publisher: Universitätsverlag Göttingen
Subject: Medicine (General)
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Der Zusammenhang von Armut und Krankheit, bzw. mangelnder Gesundheit, ist immer schon klar ersichtlich gewesen. In einer Vorlesungsreihe stellten Vertreter verschiedener Disziplinen, die sich im Göttingen International Health Network (GIHN) zusammengeschlossen haben, ausgewählte Aspekte vor, die darstellen, wie Armut und Gesundheit miteinander verknüpft sind. Die Fragen, Probleme, Erklärungs- und Interventionsmodelle beziehen sich besonders auf Afrika und Indien und Anrainerstaaten. Mit der Vorlesungsreihe stellten sich die Vertreter der verschiedenen Fächer bewusst einer allgemeineren Öffentlichkeit und bemühten sich, auch komplexe Themen verständlich und doch auf neuestem Stand der Forschung darzustellen.

Evidence-Based Health Informatics - Promoting Safety and Efficiency through Scientific Methods and Ethical Policy

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Book Series: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics ISSN: 09269630 18798365 ISBN: 9781614996347 9781614996354 Year: Volume: 222 Pages: 388 DOI: 10.3233/978-1-61499-635-4-3 Language: English
Publisher: IOS Press
Subject: Medicine (General)
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"Health IT is a major field of investment in support of healthcare delivery, but patients and professionals tend to have systems imposed upon them by organizational policy or as a result of even higher policy decision. And, while many health IT systems are efficient and welcomed by their users, and are essential to modern healthcare, this is not the case for all. Unfortunately, some systems cause user frustration and result in inefficiency in use, and a few are known to have inconvenienced patients or even caused harm, including the occasional death. This book seeks to answer the need for better understanding of the importance of robust evidence to support health IT and to optimize investment in it; to give insight into health IT evidence and evaluation as its primary source; and to promote health informatics as an underpinning science demonstrating the same ethical rigour and proof of net benefit as is expected of other applied health technologies. The book is divided into three parts: the context and importance of evidence-based health informatics; methodological considerations of health IT evaluation as the source of evidence; and ensuring the relevance and application of evidence. A number of cross cutting themes emerge in each of these sections.This book seeks to inform the reader on the wide range of knowledge available, and the appropriateness of its use according to the circumstances. It is aimed at a wide readership and will be of interest to health policymakers, clinicians, health informaticians, the academic health informatics community, members of patient and policy organisations, and members of the vendor industry."

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IT --- health --- healthcare --- policy --- policymakers --- health informatics

Nutritional Deficiency

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ISBN: 9789535124375 9789535124382 9789535141938 Year: Pages: 206 DOI: 10.5772/61450 Language: English
Publisher: InTechOpen
Subject: Public Health
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Intake of a sufficient diet will provide an individual to live a healthy and functional life. However, poor intake of different nutritional components, such as proteins, vitamins, minerals, and trace elements, may lead to health problems that can cause morbidity and finally mortality. Assessment of nutritional status involves physical examination, comprehensive evaluation of biochemical tests, body composition, and organ functions. Both high and low intake of nutritional elements may lead to significant health impairment. The main aim of the book Nutritional Deficiency is to determine the relationships between nutritional status and general health. The authors, who are contributing to the book, particularly focused on iron, vitamin D, and zinc deficiencies, which are global health problems. Besides, some chapters mention the impact of different nutritional deficiencies in susceptible periods of life, such as pregnancy and elderly. Besides, as a result of these deficiencies, different health conditions, such as depression, anemia, loss of neuronal plasticity, and cancer, are widely scrutinized in the book. One chapter mainly focuses on the effects of disasters on nutrition and disaster-caused malnutrition in underdeveloped countries. This book will widen the knowledge store of the readers on the effects of nutrition on general health, how nutritional deficiencies arise when there is a health problem, and how the nutritional status affects susceptible populations.

Public Health Ethics: Cases Spanning the Globe

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Book Series: Public Health Ethics Analysis ISSN: 2211-6680 ISBN: 9783319238470 Year: Volume: 3 Pages: 329 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-23847-0 Language: English
Publisher: Springer
Subject: Biotechnology --- Medicine (General) --- Pharmacy and materia medica --- Manufactures
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This Open Access book highlights the ethical issues and dilemmas that arise in the practice of public health. It is also a tool to support instruction, debate, and dialogue regarding public health ethics. Although the practice of public health has always included consideration of ethical issues, the field of public health ethics as a discipline is a relatively new and emerging area. There are few practical training resources for public health practitioners, especially resources which include discussion of realistic cases which are likely to arise in the practice of public health. This work discusses these issues on a case to case basis and helps create awareness and understanding of the ethics of public health care. The main audience for the casebook is public health practitioners, including front-line workers, field epidemiology trainers and trainees, managers, planners, and decision makers who have an interest in learning about how to integrate ethical analysis into their day to day public health practice. The casebook is also useful to schools of public health and public health students as well as to academic ethicists who can use the book to teach public health ethics and distinguish it from clinical and research ethics.

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Public Health --- Ethics

Today’s Nutrition and Tomorrow’s Public Health: Challenges and Opportunities

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Book Series: Frontiers Research Topics ISSN: 16648714 ISBN: 9782889198184 Year: Pages: 83 DOI: 10.3389/978-2-88919-818-4 Language: English
Publisher: Frontiers Media SA
Subject: Science (General) --- Therapeutics
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At the dawn of the third millennium, we are confronted with a disturbing phenomenon: although global life expectancy still increases, this is not the case for healthy life expectancy! The explanation of this seemingly contradiction is mainly due to the rising prevalence of the new pandemia of chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Even in low and middle income countries, the improvement in healthcare status and life expectancy is paralled by the increase of NCDs, as in all countries worldwide. Since the United Nations General Assembly held in New York in 2011, many publications have emphasized the close link between NCDs and nutrition. The NCDs epidemic forces us to reconsider the public health perspectives. Many governments, non-governmental organizations and other institutions are actively involved in educational nutrition programs and campaigns; however their efforts seldom obtain the results hoped for. It is extremely difficult to induce changes in lifestyle and behavior that have built up over a long period of time. However, it becomes urgent to adapt to our changing life-environment where traditional wisdom and intuitive choices are giving way to individual thinking and search for (often uncontrolled) information. This engenders a number of unprecedented challenges and it calls for a re-appraisal of the existing paradigms to achieve an adequate management of the upstream determinants of health instead of a (pre)dominant medical and hospital-centric approach. In the era of personalized healthcare, it is time to empower policy makers, professionals and citizens for achieving an evidence-based change in the health-disease interface and decision-making process for public health interventions. The scientific and professional society Health Technology Assessment International (HTAi) has recognized nutrition as a health technology by creating a Interest Group (IG) dedicated to research on methodologies and assessments of nutrition-related public health, while taking into account contextual factors (ethical, legal, social, organizational, economic, ...) in order to generate meaningful outcomes for establishing evidence-based health policies. This Research Topic aims to elaborate on some of the potential hurdles which have to be overcome for the sake of sustainable healthcare provisions anywhere in the world, such as shortcomings in methodological approaches, regulatory frameworks, gaps between evidence, its hierarchy and final recommendations for public health management.

Arthroplasty - A Comprehensive Review

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ISBN: 9789535122432 9789535142102 Year: Pages: 242 DOI: 10.5772/59210 Language: English
Publisher: InTechOpen
Subject: Surgery
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This book is aimed at giving an overview of the field of arthroplasty and covers arthroplasty of several regions starting from the cervical spine to the ankle. While the current trend is focusing on one particular joint, sometimes having an understanding of the entire subject and cross learning from various subspecialties play a key role in evolving the science. The book is precisely meant to do that, exposing the readers to various types of arthroplasties. It also touches on failures and complications like infections to ensure that the subject is dealt with in a comprehensive manner. Radiology and investigations form an important element for successful outcomes and so does being informed about the newer developments in the field. The chapters on 3D printing and PRP ensure that the all the subjects from the very basic to what can be expected on the horizon are well covered.

Membrane-bound Atp-dependent Energy Systems and the Gastrointestinal Mucosal Damage and Protection

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ISBN: 9789535144434 9789535122517 Year: Pages: 366 DOI: 10.5772/60095 Language: English
Publisher: InTechOpen
Subject: Gastroenterology
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The book on Membrane-bound Atp-dependent Energy Systems and the Gastrointestinal Mucosal Damage and Protection deals with various aspects of peptic ulcer disease, like clinical pharmacology, nutrition, molecular biochemical pharmacology as well as clinical aspects, and especially with the evaluation of certain biochemical mechanisms in human gastric mucosa and in animal gastric tissues obtained from different ulcer models. This book can be useful to physiologists; biochemists; pharmacologists, particularly molecular and biochemical pharmacologists; internists; gastroenterologists; biologists; surgeons and pharmacists.

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