eastern europe


Summary: The region of Europe generally from the area of the Baltic Sea to the Ural Mountains of Russia.

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  1. Deterding K, Constantinescu I, Nedelcu F, Gervain J, Nemecek V, Srtunecky O, et al. Prevalence of HBV genotypes in Central and Eastern Europe. J Med Virol. 2008;80:1707-11 pubmed publisher
    ..In conclusion, HBV genotype A versus D showed significantly different distribution patterns in Central and Eastern Europe which deserves consideration for national guidelines and treatment decisions.
  2. Bjegovic V, Vukovic D, Terzic Z, Milicevic M, Laaser U. Strategic orientation of public health in transition: an overview of South Eastern Europe. J Public Health Policy. 2007;28:94-101 pubmed
    ..For the transition, countries in South Eastern Europe, particularly Serbia, provide support to essential public health reforms in four areas: strategic management, ..
  3. Popova S, Rehm J, Patra J, Zatonski W. Comparing alcohol consumption in central and eastern Europe to other European countries. Alcohol Alcohol. 2007;42:465-73 pubmed
    ..beverage preference, and patterns of drinking among adults (people 15 years and older) in central and eastern Europe (Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, and Slovenia) and ..
  4. Voracek M, Loibl L, Kandrychyn S. Testing the Finno-Ugrian suicide hypothesis: replication and refinement with regional suicide data from eastern Europe. Percept Mot Skills. 2007;104:985-94 pubmed
    ..5%, respectively). These results are consistent with the Finno-Ugrian Suicide Hypothesis. Study limitations and directions for further research are discussed. ..
  5. Peasey A, Bobak M, Kubinova R, Malyutina S, Pajak A, Tamosiunas A, et al. Determinants of cardiovascular disease and other non-communicable diseases in Central and Eastern Europe: rationale and design of the HAPIEE study. BMC Public Health. 2006;6:255 pubmed
    Over the last five decades, a wide gap in mortality opened between western and eastern Europe; this gap increased further after the dramatic fluctuations in mortality in the former Soviet Union (FSU) in the 1990s...
  6. Shangina O, Brennan P, Szeszenia Dabrowska N, Mates D, Fabianova E, Fletcher T, et al. Occupational exposure and laryngeal and hypopharyngeal cancer risk in central and eastern Europe. Am J Epidemiol. 2006;164:367-75 pubmed
    ..These data indicate that occupational exposure to coal dust may play a role in laryngeal and hypopharyngeal cancer. Other possible relations need further evaluation. ..
  7. Stadejek T, Oleksiewicz M, Potapchuk D, Podgórska K. Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus strains of exceptional diversity in eastern Europe support the definition of new genetic subtypes. J Gen Virol. 2006;87:1835-41 pubmed
    ..The new Belarusian sequences have relevance for vaccine and diagnostic-antigen design and show that sequence analysis of PRRSV from more eastern parts of Europe may offer further insights into the emergence and evolution of PRRSV. ..
  8. Powles J, Zatonski W, Vander Hoorn S, Ezzati M. The contribution of leading diseases and risk factors to excess losses of healthy life in Eastern Europe: burden of disease study. BMC Public Health. 2005;5:116 pubmed
    ..Cost effective strategies are broadly known but local institutional support for them needs strengthening. ..
  9. Rechel B, Shapo L, McKee M. Are the health Millennium Development Goals appropriate for Eastern Europe and Central Asia?. Health Policy. 2005;73:339-51 pubmed
    ..Millennium Development Goals do not appropriately address the challenges faced by the countries of Eastern Europe and Central Asia...

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  1. Gater R, Jordanova V, Maric N, Alikaj V, Bajs M, Cavic T, et al. Pathways to psychiatric care in Eastern Europe. Br J Psychiatry. 2005;186:529-35 pubmed
    There has been almost no research into mental health services in Eastern Europe. A pathways study is a quick and useful starting point, requiring few resources...
  2. Gera I. [Periodontal treatment needs in Central and Eastern Europe]. Fogorv Sz. 2004;97:179-89 pubmed
    ..However calculus formation and bleeding on probing were very frequent findings both in Western and Eastern Europe. In the age group 35-44 the average prevalence of "score 4 sextant" in Western and Eastern Europe ..
  3. Knai C, Suhrcke M, Lobstein T. Obesity in Eastern Europe: an overview of its health and economic implications. Econ Hum Biol. 2007;5:392-408 pubmed
    ..Local, national and international strategies will be needed to combat the problem. ..
  4. Roudinskii N, Sukhanova A, Kazennova E, Weber J, Pokrovsky V, Mikhailovich V, et al. Diversity of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 subtype A and CRF03_AB protease in Eastern Europe: selection of the V77I variant and its rapid spread in injecting drug user populations. J Virol. 2004;78:11276-87 pubmed
    ..The continued molecular epidemiological and virological monitoring of HIV-1 worldwide thus remains of great importance. ..
  5. Landberg J. Alcohol and suicide in eastern Europe. Drug Alcohol Rev. 2008;27:361-73 pubmed publisher
  6. Knight T, Birt C, Bocsan I, Armitage L. The public health function in central and eastern Europe. Public Health. 2003;117:98-105 pubmed
    ..The information gathered and presented here suggests that the countries of central and eastern Europe included in this survey have much in common with current EU member states, in that public health is held to be ..
  7. Weidner G, Cain V. The gender gap in heart disease: lessons from Eastern Europe. Am J Public Health. 2003;93:768-70 pubmed
    ..CHD) or the rapid increase in CHD mortality among middle-aged men in many of the newly independent states of Eastern Europe. However, Eastern European men score higher on stress-related psychosocial factors than men living in the West...
  8. Levi F, Lucchini F, Boyle P, Negri E, La Vecchia C. Testicular cancer mortality in Eastern Europe. Int J Cancer. 2003;105:574 pubmed
  9. Seifert B, Svab I, Madis T, Kersnik J, Windak A, Steflova A, et al. Perspectives of family medicine in Central and Eastern Europe. Fam Pract. 2008;25:113-8 pubmed publisher
    In the last decade of the 20th century, the countries of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) have experienced rapid changes in health policies. This process was largely supported by international grants...
  10. Hamers F, Downs A. HIV in central and eastern Europe. Lancet. 2003;361:1035-44 pubmed
    ..In view of the current levels of HIV prevalence, eastern Europe will soon be confronted with a major AIDS epidemic...
  11. Brennan P, Crispo A, Zaridze D, Szeszenia Dabrowska N, Rudnai P, Lissowska J, et al. High cumulative risk of lung cancer death among smokers and nonsmokers in Central and Eastern Europe. Am J Epidemiol. 2006;164:1233-41 pubmed
    ..This substantial reduction in risk among former smokers confirms that lung cancer mortality in Central Europe over the next three decades will be determined by the extent to which current smokers can successfully quit smoking. ..
  12. Viviano E, Vitale F, Perna A, Cataldo F, Firenze A, Romano N. Human herpesvirus 8 seroprevalence among internationally adopted children coming from Eastern Europe. New Microbiol. 2009;32:11-5 pubmed
    ..were assessed testing serum samples of 120 internationally adopted children (aged 1-15 years) coming from Eastern Europe. Determinations of IgG antibodies against both latent and lytic HHV-8 antigens were performed by indirect ..
  13. Zatonski W, Campos H, Willett W. Rapid declines in coronary heart disease mortality in Eastern Europe are associated with increased consumption of oils rich in alpha-linolenic acid. Eur J Epidemiol. 2008;23:3-10 pubmed
    ..There are two major vegetable oils consumed in Eastern Europe (rapeseed and sunflower) that differ greatly in their content of n-3 fatty acids, specifically alpha-linolenic ..
  14. Matouch O. The rabies situation in Eastern Europe. Dev Biol (Basel). 2008;131:27-35 pubmed
    An overview of the rabies situation in the 19 countries of Central and Eastern Europe covering more than 2.5 million km2 is presented...
  15. Fuglestad A, Lehmann A, Kroupina M, Petryk A, Miller B, Iverson S, et al. Iron deficiency in international adoptees from Eastern Europe. J Pediatr. 2008;153:272-7 pubmed publisher
    ..Participants (n = 37) were adopted into the United States from Eastern Europe before they were 24 months of age...
  16. Sapkota A, Hsu C, Zaridze D, Shangina O, Szeszenia Dabrowska N, Mates D, et al. Dietary risk factors for squamous cell carcinoma of the upper aerodigestive tract in central and eastern Europe. Cancer Causes Control. 2008;19:1161-70 pubmed publisher
    ..We investigated the relationship between diet and UADT cancers in these high risk areas...
  17. Randolph S. Tick-borne encephalitis incidence in Central and Eastern Europe: consequences of political transition. Microbes Infect. 2008;10:209-16 pubmed publisher
    The variable, often dramatic, upsurge in tick-borne encephalitis in Central and Eastern Europe can best be understood as the result of a multi-factorial system of causes, including abiotic and biotic environmental changes, and human ..
  18. Lazarus J, Shete P, Eramova I, Merkinaite S, Matic S. HIV/hepatitis coinfection in eastern Europe and new pan-European approaches to hepatitis prevention and management. Int J Drug Policy. 2007;18:426-32 pubmed
  19. Sumilo D, Bormane A, Asokliene L, Vasilenko V, Golovljova I, Avsic Zupanc T, et al. Socio-economic factors in the differential upsurge of tick-borne encephalitis in Central and Eastern Europe. Rev Med Virol. 2008;18:81-95 pubmed publisher
    ..533 and 0.716, respectively)...
  20. Ulijaszek S, Koziel S. Nutrition transition and dietary energy availability in Eastern Europe after the collapse of communism. Econ Hum Biol. 2007;5:359-69 pubmed
    ..of the late 1980s and early 1990s there was a rapid increase in overweight and obesity in many countries of Eastern Europe. This article describes changing availability of dietary energy from major dietary components since the ..
  21. Bobak M, Murphy M, Rose R, Marmot M. Societal characteristics and health in the former communist countries of Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union: a multilevel analysis. J Epidemiol Community Health. 2007;61:990-6 pubmed
    ..Multilevel analysis of cross-sectional data. 13 Countries from Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. Population samples aged 18+ years (a total of 15 331 respondents)...
  22. Aceijas C, Hickman M, Donoghoe M, Burrows D, Stuikyte R. Access and coverage of needle and syringe programmes (NSP) in Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Addiction. 2007;102:1244-50 pubmed
    To estimate access, activity and coverage of needle and syringe programmes (NSP) in Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia...
  23. Tridapalli E, Capretti M, Sambri V, Marangoni A, Moroni A, D Antuono A, et al. Prenatal syphilis infection is a possible cause of preterm delivery among immigrant women from eastern Europe. Sex Transm Infect. 2007;83:102-5 pubmed
    ..The overall syphilis seroprevalence in pregnant women was 0.44%, but it was 4.3% in women from eastern Europe and 5.8% in women from Central-South America...
  24. Connor S, Ojeda L, Sexton G, Weidner G, Connor W. Diets lower in folic acid and carotenoids are associated with the coronary disease epidemic in Central and Eastern Europe. J Am Diet Assoc. 2004;104:1793-9 pubmed
    ..previously identified cardioprotective nutrients would be associated with the coronary epidemic in Central and Eastern Europe. We conducted a survey of coronary mortality in 16 countries and diet in 19 countries...
  25. Sréter T, Sréter Lancz Z, Széll Z, Kalman D. Anaplasma phagocytophilum: an emerging tick-borne pathogen in Hungary and Central Eastern Europe. Ann Trop Med Parasitol. 2004;98:401-5 pubmed
    ..phagocytophilum has been reported in Hungary. A summary of the information available from Central Eastern Europe on the prevalence of A...
  26. Amirkhanian Y, Kelly J, Benotsch E, Somlai A, Brown K, Fernandez M, et al. HIV prevention nongovernmental organizations in Central and Eastern Europe: programs, resources and challenges. Cent Eur J Public Health. 2004;12:12-8 pubmed
    HIV incidence is rising more rapidly in some areas of Central and Eastern Europe than anywhere else in the world...
  27. Walsh T, Toleman M, Hryniewicz W, Bennett P, Jones R. Evolution of an integron carrying blaVIM-2 in Eastern Europe: report from the SENTRY Antimicrobial Surveillance Program. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2003;52:116-9 pubmed
    ..This appears to be the first report of a metallo-beta-lactamase gene arising from a pathogenic strain in Eastern Europe.
  28. Gera I. Periodontal treatment needs in Central and Eastern Europe. J Int Acad Periodontol. 2000;2:120-8 pubmed
    The aim of the present review is to evaluate the periodontal conditions and treatment needs in Central and Eastern Europe and to compare these data to the epidemiological data from the industrialised and developing countries...
  29. Tulchinsky T. Developing schools of public health in countries of Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States. Public Health Rev. 2002;30:179-200 pubmed
    Countries of Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States are facing a combination of difficulties in health including high rates of mortality from preventable diseases, and pressures for reform of their health care systems...
  30. Martenyi F, Treuer T, Gau S, Hong S, Palaczky M, Suba J, et al. Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder diagnosis, co-morbidities, treatment patterns, and quality of life in a pediatric population in central and eastern Europe and Asia. J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol. 2009;19:363-76 pubmed publisher
    ..and quality of life (QOL) of patients aged 6-17 years with ADHD symptoms from eastern Asia and central and eastern Europe. Here, we present baseline data for the 1068 enrolled and eligible patients in the study (median age 8 years, ..
  31. Rechel B, McKee M. Health reform in central and eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. Lancet. 2009;374:1186-95 pubmed publisher
    ..Of crucial importance is that lessons are learnt from experiences of countries to enable development of health systems that meet present and future health needs of populations. ..
  32. Uuskula A, Puur A, Toompere K, DeHovitz J. Trends in the epidemiology of bacterial sexually transmitted infections in eastern Europe, 1995-2005. Sex Transm Infect. 2010;86:6-14 pubmed publisher
    ..countries have either decreased (syphilis and gonorrhoea in the eastern/Russian regions, gonorrhoea throughout eastern Europe) or been relatively stable (syphilis in the southeastern region, chlamydia throughout eastern Europe), in the ..
  33. Curth N, Hansson L, Storm F, Lazarus J. Select barriers to harm-reduction services for IDUs in eastern Europe. Cent Eur J Public Health. 2009;17:191-7 pubmed
    In eastern Europe, the high prevalence rates of HIV and the hepatitis C virus (HCV) are concentrated among injecting drug users (IDUs)...
  34. Landgren M, Svensson L, Strömland K, Andersson Grönlund M. Prenatal alcohol exposure and neurodevelopmental disorders in children adopted from eastern Europe. Pediatrics. 2010;125:e1178-85 pubmed publisher
    ..neurodevelopmental disorders and to study the potential lasting effects of alcohol on children adopted from eastern Europe. In a population-based, prospective, observational, multidisciplinary, cross-sectional, cohort study of 71 ..
  35. Cianciara J. Hepatitis A shifting epidemiology in Poland and Eastern Europe. Vaccine. 2000;18 Suppl 1:S68-70 pubmed
    ..g. healthcare and childcare personnel and those living in 'closed communities') are needed to deal with HAV infections in Eastern Europe.
  36. Need A, Evans G. Analysing patterns of religious participation in post-communist Eastern Europe. Br J Sociol. 2001;52:229-48 pubmed
    ..It is not at all clear, however, whether the post-communist societies of Eastern Europe have followed this pattern...
  37. Riedner G, Dehne K, Gromyko A. Recent declines in reported syphilis rates in eastern Europe and central Asia: are the epidemics over?. Sex Transm Infect. 2000;76:363-5 pubmed
    ..The collection of serial STI prevalence data is recommended to be able to validate trends in notifications. ..
  38. Tait Kamradt A, Davies T, Appelbaum P, Depardieu F, Courvalin P, Petitpas J, et al. Two new mechanisms of macrolide resistance in clinical strains of Streptococcus pneumoniae from Eastern Europe and North America. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2000;44:3395-401 pubmed
    ..The strains had been isolated from patients in Eastern Europe and North America from 1992 to 1998...
  39. Beard E, Shahab L, Cummings D, Michie S, West R. New Pharmacological Agents to Aid Smoking Cessation and Tobacco Harm Reduction: What Has Been Investigated, and What Is in the Pipeline?. CNS Drugs. 2016;30:951-83 pubmed publisher
    ..and novel nicotine delivery devices; and (2) 24 alternative products: cytisine (novel outside Central and Eastern Europe), nortriptyline, other tricyclic antidepressants, electronic cigarettes, clonidine (an anxiolytic), other ..