Journal of Epidemiology and Global Health

Volume 7, Issue 3, September 2017
Research Article

1. Exposure to toxics during pregnancy and childhood and asthma in children: A pilot study

Souheil Hallit, Pascale Salameh
Pages: 147 - 154
Environmental factors, pesticides, alcohol and smoking are linked to asthma in children. The association of toxic substances exposure with asthma has not been evaluated. Our objective is to assess such associations among children aged less than 16 years old. This is a cross-sectional study, conducted...
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2. Determination of carbapenem resistance mechanism in clinical isolates of Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolated from burn patients, in Tehran, Iran

Akbar Mirsalehian, Davood Kalantar-Neyestanaki, Morovat Taherikalani, Fereshteh Jabalameli, Mohammad Emaneini
Pages: 155 - 159
Carbapenems are the most important therapeutic options that effect against serious infections caused by multidrug resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa (MDR-PA) isolates. Carbapenems resistant isolates of P. aeruginosa are increasing worldwide. The aim of this study was to determine the carbapenem resistance...
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3. Trends in lung cancer incidence in Lebanon by gender and histological type over the period 2005–2008

Sally Temraz, Maya Charafeddine, Deborah Mukherji, Ali Shamseddine
Pages: 161 - 167
Introduction: Lung cancer incidence rates, overall and by histologic subtypes, vary substantially by gender and smoking. This study’s aim was to review data regarding trends in the number of cases of different lung-cancer histologies and relate these to smoking habits by gender in Lebanon. Materials...
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4. The prevalence and association of stress with sleep quality among medical students

Abdullah I. Almojali, Sami A. Almalki, Ali S. Alothman, Emad M. Masuadi, Meshal K. Alaqeel
Pages: 169 - 174
Introduction: Medical students tend to reduce their sleep, in an effort to adjust and cope with their workload and stressful environment. This study estimated the prevalence of and the relationship between poor sleep quality and stress among medical students. Methods: This cross-sectional study was...
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5. Frequency of multi-drug resistance and mutations in Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates from Punjab state of India

Ritu Singhal, Jyoti Arora, Grish C. Sah, Manpreet Bhalla, Rohit Sarin, Vithal Prasad Myneedu
Pages: 175 - 180
Data regarding prevalence of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) and associated common mutations is scarce from Punjab region. The study was designed to determine rate of MDR-TB among presumptive MDR-TB from Punjab and mutation patterns using GenoType MTBDRplus assay. Total of 812 consecutive...
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6. Ground water as the source of an outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis

Ana Kovačić, Željko Huljev, Edita Sušić
Pages: 181 - 184
In September 2014, an outbreak of gastroenteritis was reported to the Public Health Institute of Šibenik and Knin County in Croatia. The outbreak occurred in the County center of Šibenik, a town with 50,000 inhabitants, and it lasted for 12 days. An epidemiological investigation suggested a nearby water...
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7. Is Google Trends a reliable tool for digital epidemiology? Insights from different clinical settings

Gianfranco Cervellin, Ivan Comelli, Giuseppe Lippi
Pages: 185 - 189
Internet-derived information has been recently recognized as a valuable tool for epidemiological investigation. Google Trends, a Google Inc. portal, generates data on geographical and temporal patterns according to specified keywords. The aim of this study was to compare the reliability of Google Trends...
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8. Occupational stress, anxiety and depression among Egyptian teachers

Dalia Desouky, Heba Allam
Pages: 191 - 198
Occupational stress (OS) among teachers predispose to depression and anxiety. No study was done to assess these problems among Egyptian teachers. This study aimed to assess the prevalence of OS, depression and anxiety among Egyptian teachers. A cross sectional study was done on 568 Egyptian teachers....
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9. Predictors of past quit attempts and duration of abstinence among cigarette smokers

N. Layoun, S. Hallit, M. Waked, Z. Aoun Bacha, I. Godin, A. Leveque, M. Dramaix, P. Salameh
Pages: 199 - 206
Objective: Despite the widespread awareness of the harms of smoking, millions continue to smoke around the world partly due to the difficulty it takes to quit smoking. Identifying the factors associated with making quit attempts is an essential pillar to reach successful quitting. The purpose of this...
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10. Frequency and implications of ofloxacin resistance among previously treated tuberculosis patients

Jyoti Arora, Gavish Kumar, Ajoy Kumar Verma, Manpreet Bhalla, Ritu Singhal, Rohit Sarin, Vithal Prasad Myneedu
Pages: 207 - 208