Research

Spectrum of Comorbid Conditions and Their Relationship to CD4 T-lymphocyte Counts in HIV-Infected Patients in Mbour, Senegal

Lindsay C. Bacik, B.S.1, Dr. Futou Seck2, Dr. Rhonda BeLue1 1 The Pennsylvania State University, The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Global Health Scholars Program 2The Hospital of Mbour Correspondence: Lindsay Bacik 16 University Manor East, Hershey PA 17033 Tel: (412) 580-8692 Email: [email protected] Sources of support: The Global Health Scholars Program at the Pennsylvania

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Prevalence and Risk Factors of Fatty Liver in Dehui City of Jilin Province of Northeastern China

Huan-Yu Zhou1, Qi Wei1, Jie Sun2, Xing-Xing Liu2, Xiao-Dong Shi3, Shu-Mei He2, Chun-Yan Wang2, Ling Qin1#, Jun-Qi Niu3# 1 Department of Cardiology, The First Hospital of Jilin University, No.71 of Xinmin Street, Changchun, 130021, China. 2 Department of Geriatrics, The First Hospital of Jilin University, No.71 of Xinmin Street, Changchun, 130021, China. 3 Department of

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Structural and functional analysis of emergency departments in Amman, Jordan: Implications for future development

Seif L. Nasir1 1University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha, Nebraska This study investigates the current state of emergency healthcare delivery in Amman, Jordan. The first of its kind, the study uses a cross-sectional questionnaire, distributed to 40 hospitals in Amman, in order to assess the accessibility of equipment and medication, as well as the structure

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A Survey of Dietary Habits in Children Younger than Four in Informal settlements in Nairobi, Kenya

Brittany Noel Stuart, MD1, Gregory E. Gilbert EdD, MSPH 1,2, Andrea Parks1, Rhonda McIntyre- Francis, MBBS1 1Ross University School of Medicine 2DeVry Medical International’s Institute for Research & Clinical Strategy Currently 195 million children under five years of age are affected by malnutrition globally; 90% of these children live in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. Additionally, malnutrition

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Effects of Conflict Zones on Two Western Healthcare Systems: Italy and Israel

Michael (Misha) Yakobi-Shvili Emory University In the last decade, and especially since recent events in the Middle East and ensuing wars, armed and military conflicts have risen to levels not witnessed in the past. Now, in nearly 50 geographic areas, civil wars, sectarian violence,famine, religious persecutions and genocide have caused significant population migration across borders,

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Utilization Patterns and Perceptions of Mobile Health Clinics in Batey Libertad, Dominican Republic

Lindsey Hiebert1,2 § and Gracia Vargas1,2 1. Yale University, New Haven, CT 2. Both authors contributed equally to this work. Mobile health clinics have become a popular means of providing care to low-resource areas in high-, middle- and low-income countries. In low- and middle-income countries, there is limited evidence for the effectiveness of mobile clinics

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Expanding the Definition of Infectious Disease

Irfan Nizarali Kherani Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA Abstract Over the past century, as the field of public health adopted new actors and new priorities, the definition of infectious disease expanded, yielding new ideas on controlling and treating disease. In its primary form, infectious disease referred to a collection of symptoms resulting from infection by

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Substance Use and Condom Use Among the HIV Population at Clínica de Familia La Romana, Dominican Republic

I. del Canto, M. Halpern, S. Cunto-Amesty, L. Lerebours Nadal, M. Cruz and A. Bowman Columbia University IFAP Global Health Program Columbia University IFAP Global Health Program Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. New York, NY. USA. The primary purpose of this cross-sectional investigation was to quantify illicit substance use among the HIV population at

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A Needs Assessment of Charnia, Haryana in Rural India Reveals Significant Socioeconomic and Health Disparities in a Local Geographical Area

Srivarshini Cherukupalli1,2, Akansha Singh1, Chintan Pathak1, Jingran Ji12, Shreya Agarwal1, Apas Aggarwal1,2, Max Hockstein3, Irene Helenowski2, Ashish Bhalla4, M Shapiro2, Anagha Loharikar2, Mamta Swaroop2 1Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA; 2Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA; 3Ross University School of Medicine, Miramar, FL; 4Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India Objectives: This study conducted a

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