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Current Topics in Public Health

Edited by Alfonso J. Rodriguez-Morales

Technological University of Pereira

Public Health is regarded as the basis and cornerstone of health, generally and in medicine. Defined as the science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health through the organized efforts and informed choices of society, organizations, public and private, communities and individuals, this discipline has been renewed by the incorporation of multiple actors, professions, knowledge areas and it has also been impacted and promoted by multiple technologies, particularly - the information technology. As a changing field of knowledge, Public Health requires evidence-based information and regular updates. Current Topics in Public Health presents updated information on multiple topics related to actual areas of interest in this growing and exciting medical science, with the conception and philosophy that we are working to improve the health of the population, rather than treating diseases of individual patients, taking decisions about collective health care that are based on the best available, current, valid and relevant evidence, and finally within the context of available resources. With participation of authors from multiple countries, many from developed and developing ones, this book offers a wide geographical perspective. Finally, all these characteristics make this book an excellent update on many subjects of world public health.

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Current Topics in Public HealthEdited by Alfonso J. Rodriguez-Morales

Published: May 15th 2013

DOI: 10.5772/56648

ISBN: 978-953-51-1121-4

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-7148-5

Copyright year: 2013

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64268 Total Chapter Downloads

40 Crossref Citations

61 Web of Science Citations

100 Dimensions Citations


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1. Academic' Policy Briefings: What Determines Health Researchers' Involvement in Public Health Policy Informing?

By Jalila Jbilou, Réjean Landry, Salah-Eddine El Adlouni and Nabil Amara


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2. Bayesian Approach in Medicine and Health Management

By Emanuela Barbini, Pietro Manzi and Paolo Barbini


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3. Causal Inference with Intermediates: Simple Methods for Principal Strata Effects and Natural Direct Effects

By Yasutaka Chiba and Etsuji Suzuki


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4. Use of Analytical Methods and In-silico Techniques in Public Health Research

By Peter Papoh Ndibewu and Prince Ngobeni


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5. From Creativity to Artificial Neural Networks: Problem-Solving Methodologies in Hospitals

By Pietro Manzi and Paolo Barbini


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6. Knowledge Management in Canadian Healthcare Organizations: How Do Knowledge Brokers Perform?

By Réjean Landry, Jalila Jbilou, Nabil Amara and Salaheddine El Adlouni


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7. The Need to Measure and Manage the Cumulative Impacts of Resource Development on Public Health: An Australian Perspective

By Susan Kinnear, Zobaidul Kabir, Julie Mann and Lisa Bricknell


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8. Health Care Waste Management – Public Health Benefits, and the Need for Effective Environmental Regulatory Surveillance in Federal Republic of Nigeria

By Nkechi Chuks Nwachukwu, Frank Anayo Orji and Ositadinma Chinyere Ugbogu


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9. Characterisation of Dental Waste in Tertiary Dental Hospitals: A Third World Example

By Michael Adewole Adedigba, Isaiah Adesola Oke and Regina Arobieke


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10. Nursing and Public Health in Developing Countries

By Carmen Luisa Betancur P.


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11. The Financing of Public Health

By Jason S. Turner, Simone Singh, Connie Evashwick and Steve Eastaugh


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12. Clinical Epidemiology and Its Relevance for Public Health in Developing Countries

By Cristian Díaz-Vélez, Víctor Soto-Cáceres, Ricardo E. Peña-Sánchez, Moisés A. Apolaya Segura and Edén Galán-Rodas


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13. Evidence Based Public Health

By Ajay K Parsaik and Balwinder Singh


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14. Public Health, Infection and Infectious Agents: The Etiology is Seemingly Always ‘Clever’

By Erasto Vitus Mbugi


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15. Epidemiological Burden of Tuberculosis in Developing Countries

By Diana M. Castañeda-Hernández and Alfonso J. Rodriguez-Morales


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16. Beating Cervical Cancer in the Developed Countries: A Dream or a Reality?

By Mosiur Rahman, Abdur R. Mia, Syed Emdadul Haque, Mostofa Golam, Nowsheen Sharmin Purabi and S. A. R. Choudhury


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17. Burden of Human Papillomavirus Infection in Latin America

By Juan Carlos Sepúlveda-Arias and Adalucy Álvarez-Aldana


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18. Haemorrhagic Fevers Transmitted by Vectors in the Neotropics

By Salim Mattar, Nelson Alvis and Marco Gonzalez


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19. Burden of Cardiovascular Disease in Colombia

By Adrián Bolívar-Mejía and Boris E. Vesga-Angarita


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20. Topics in Prevention of Diseases in Gastroenterology

By Leonardo Sosa Valencia and Erika Rodriguez-Wulff


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21. Pathogen Management in Surface Waters: Practical Considerations for Reducing Public Health Risk

By Matthew R. Hipsey and Justin D. Brookes


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22. Biological Responses of in vivo Studies to Contaminants: A Contribution to Improve Public Health Knowledge

By Maria de Lourdes Pereira, Irvathur Krishnananda Pai and Fernando Garcia e Costa


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23. Atmospheric Nanoparticles and Their Impacts on Public Health

By Klara Slezakova, Simone Morais and Maria do Carmo Pereira


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24. Cyanobacterial Toxins in Food-Webs: Implications for Human and Environmental Health

By John Berry


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25. Epidemiology of Patients Diagnosed with Prescription and Non-Prescription Drug Overdose at the Riyadh Security Forces Hospital Between January 2007 and December 2011

By Naser Al-Jaser, M. Cli. Epi and Niyi Awofeso


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26. Contribution of Biomedical Research Ethics in Public Health Advances

By C.N. Fokunang, EA Tembe-Fokunang, M. Djuidje Ngounoue, P.C. Chi, J Ateudjieu, Awah Pascal, G. Magne, N.M. Ndje, O.M.T. Abena, D. Sprumont and Kaptue Lazare


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27. The Role of Ethics in Public Health Clinical Research

By C. N. Fokunang, E. A. Tembe-Fokunang, P. Awah, M. Djuidje Ngounoue, P. C. Chi, J. Ateudjieu, R. Langsi, Lazare Kaptue and O. M. T. Abena


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28. Mental Health and Social Capital: Social Capital as a Promising Initiative to Improving the Mental Health of Communities

By Emma Bassett and Spencer Moore


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29. Communicating, Motivating and Teaching the Significance of Public Health

By Claudia Marin-Kelso


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