Mortality Attributable to Excess Body Mass Index in Iran: Implementation of the Comparative Risk Assessment Methodology
Conclusions: Despite the priority of the problem, there is currently no comprehensive program to prevention or control obesity in Iran. The present results show a growing need to comprehensive implications for national and sub‑national health policies and interventional programs in Iran.Keywords: Body mass index, burden, mortality, obesity, population attributed fraction (Source: International Journal of Preventive Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Preventive Medicine - November 7, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: research

Exploring the Role of the Public and Private Funded Primary Health Care Facilities for Children in a Pluralistic Health Care Setting of Barbados: One of the English Caribbean Countries
Conclusions: The findings demonstrate the complimentary role of the public and the private sector in the primary health care of children in this country. While the private sector has a major role in the curative acute care of children, the public sector plays a pivotal role in the immunization services.Key words: Children, pluralistic health care setting, primary health care (Source: International Journal of Preventive Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Preventive Medicine - November 7, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: research

Health Workers Adjustment for Elimination of Malaria in a Low Endemic Area
Conclusions: A mechanism should be considered that allow the health workers to feedback positively on their quality of their practice to health providers.Keywords: Health worker, individual adjustment, Iran, malaria elimination, qualitative (Source: International Journal of Preventive Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Preventive Medicine - November 7, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: research

Effect of Vitamin E on Oxaliplatin‑induced Peripheral Neuropathy Prevention: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Background:Peripheral neuropathy is one of the most important limitations of oxaliplatin base regimen, which is the standard for the treatment of colorectal cancer. Evidence has shown that Vitamin E may be protective in chemotherapy‑induced peripheral neuropathy. The aim of thisstudy is to evaluate the effect of Vitamin E administration on prevention of oxaliplatin‑induced peripheral neuropathy in patients with colorectal cancer.Methods: This was a prospective randomized, controlled clinical trial. Patients with colorectal cancer and scheduled to receive oxaliplatin‑based regimens were enrolled in this study. Enrolle...
Source: International Journal of Preventive Medicine - November 7, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: research

Cell- and Gene- Based Therapeutics for Periodontal Regeneration
Periodontitis is a disease of the periodontium, characterized by loss of connective tissue attachment and supporting the alveolar bone. Therefore, to regenerate these lost tissues of the periodontium researchers have included a variety of surgical procedures including grafting materials growth factors and the use of barrier membranes, ultimately resulting into regeneration that is biologically possible but clinically unpredictable. Recently a newer approach of delivering DNA plasmids as therapeutic agents is gaining special attention and is called gene delivery method. Gene therapy being considered a novel approach have a ...
Source: International Journal of Preventive Medicine - November 6, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: research