Journal of Epidemiology and Global Health

Volume 10, Issue 3, September 2020

3. The Precious Commodity of Time and Sub-Saharan Africa’s Success in Keeping COVID-19 at Bay

Janet M. Wojcicki
Pages: 194 - 197
Most sub-Saharan African countries acted early and aggressively in response to the WHO COVID-19 warning by closing schools, international borders, limiting domestic travel and restricting large gatherings. The six most populous sub-Saharan African countries, at the beginning of July 2020 with the exception...

5. Helmet Continuous Positive Airway Pressure in the Treatment of COVID-19 Patients with Acute Respiratory Failure could be an Effective Strategy: A Feasibility Study

Abdulrahman Alharthy, Fahad Faqihi, AlFateh Noor, Ibrahim Soliman, Peter G. Brindley, Dimitrios Karakitsos, Ziad A. Memish
Pages: 201 - 203
Research Article

6. Population Risk Factors for COVID-19 Mortality in 93 Countries

Muhammad Jawad Hashim, Ahmed R. Alsuwaidi, Gulfaraz Khan
Pages: 204 - 208
Death rates due to COVID-19 pandemic vary considerably across regions and countries. Case Mortality Rates (CMR) per 100,000 population are more reliable than case-fatality rates per 100 test-positive cases, which are heavily dependent on the extent of viral case testing carried out in a country. We aimed...
Research Article

7. Rapid Estimation of Excess Mortality during the COVID-19 Pandemic in Portugal -Beyond Reported Deaths

André Vieira, Vasco Ricoca Peixoto, Pedro Aguiar, Alexandre Abrantes
Pages: 209 - 213
Background: One month after the first COVID-19 infection was recorded, Portugal counted 18,051 cases and 599 deaths from COVID-19. To understand the overall impact on mortality of the pandemic of COVID-19, we estimated the excess mortality registered in Portugal during the first month of the epidemic,...
Research Article

8. Clinical Characteristics and Outcome of Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients in a MERS-CoV Endemic Area

Mazin Barry, AbdulEllah AlMohaya, Ali AlHijji, Layan Akkielah, Abdulaziz AlRajhi, Fahad Almajid, Aynaa Alsharidi, Fatimah S. Al-Shahrani, Naif H. Alotaibi, Awadh Alanazi, Leen Ghonem, Abdulkarim Alhetheel, Sarah Alsubaie, Ziad A. Memish
Pages: 214 - 221
Background: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) reported 170,639 cases and 1430 deaths from COVID-19 since the first case emerged in the country on March 2 through June 25, 2020. The objective of this report is to describe the characteristics and outcome observed among 99 hospitalized COVID-19 patients...
Research Article

9. The Epidemiology of HIV in Oman, 1984–2018: A Nationwide Study from the Middle East

Ali Elgalib, Samir Shah, Adil Al-Wahaibi, Zeyana Al-Habsi, Maha Al-Fouri, Richard Lau, Hanan Al-Kindi, Bader Al-Rawahi, Seif Al-Abri
Pages: 222 - 229
We used population-based data on all diagnosed people living with Human Immunodeficiency (HIV) reported to the National AIDS Programme in 1984–2018 to describe the HIV epidemiology in Oman. A total of 3060 Omanis were diagnosed with HIV from 1984 to 2018. The proportions of new infections attributed...
Research Article

10. Assessment of Local Health Worker Attitudes toward International Medical Volunteers in Low- and Middle-income Countries: A Global Survey

Crystal Bae, Nehal Naik, Monika Misak, Sean L. Barnes, Avelino C. Verceles, Alfred Papali, Michael T. McCurdy, Lia I. Losonczy
Pages: 230 - 235
Background: International Medical Volunteers (IMVs) positively and negatively impact host countries, and the goals of their trips may not always align with the interests of the hosts in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs). We sought to better understand local physicians’ interest of hosting IMVs...
Research Article

11. Evaluation of Noninvasive Respiratory Volume Monitoring in the PACU of a Low Resource Kenyan Hospital

Kendall J. Burdick, Muchai Stephen Thuo, Xiaoke Sarah Feng, Matthew S. Shotwell, Joseph J. Schlesinger
Pages: 236 - 243
This research aims to evaluate the use of the noninvasive respiratory volume monitor (RVM) compared to the standard of care (SOC) in the Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) of Kijabe Hospital, Kenya. The RVM provides real-time measurements for quantitative monitoring of non-intubated patients. Our evaluation...

12. Corrigendum to “Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of Lebanese Community Pharmacists toward Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease” [J Epidemiol Glob Health, 10(1), Pages 86–95]

Souheil Hallit, Rouba Karen Zeidan, Sylvia Saade, Aline Hajj, Rabih Hallit, Charbel Yahchouchy, Nelly Kheir, Katia Iskandar, Hala Sacre, Pascale Salameh
Pages: 244 - 244