- Determinants of cardiovascular disease and other non-communicable diseases in Central and Eastern Europe: rationale and design of the HAPIEE study
International Institute for Health and Society, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, UK
BMC Public Health 6:255. 2006
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...
- Health reform in central and eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union
European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, London, UK
Lancet 374:1186-95. 2009
..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...
- Comparing alcohol consumption in central and eastern Europe to other European countries
Social, Prevention and Health Policy Research Department, Centre for Addiction and Mental Heath, 33 Russell Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Alcohol Alcohol 42:465-73. 2007
..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 ..
- Prenatal alcohol exposure and neurodevelopmental disorders in children adopted from eastern Europe
Department of Pediatrics, Developmental Neurology, Mariestad, Skaraborg Hospital, Skovde, Sweden
Pediatrics 125:e1178-85. 2010
The purposes of this investigation were to determine the frequencies of and associations between different neurodevelopmental disorders and to study the potential lasting effects of alcohol on children adopted from eastern Europe.
- Obesity in Eastern Europe: an overview of its health and economic implications
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, European Centre on Health of Societies in Transition, Keppel Street, Room LG19, London WC1E 7HT, United Kingdom
Econ Hum Biol 5:392-408. 2007
..To assess the evolution and patterns of obesity in countries of the WHO European Region with a particular focus on the Eastern European countries, and to discuss the health and economic implications of obesity for those countries...
- Evolution of an integron carrying blaVIM-2 in Eastern Europe: report from the SENTRY Antimicrobial Surveillance Program
Timothy R Walsh
Department of Pathology and Microbiology, University of Bristol, Bristol BS8 1TD, UK
J Antimicrob Chemother 52:116-9. 2003
..This appears to be the first report of a metallo-beta-lactamase gene arising from a pathogenic strain in Eastern Europe.
- Protective effect of fish consumption on colorectal cancer risk. Hospital-based case-control study in Eastern Europe
Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Jagiellonian University Medical College, Krakow, Poland
Ann Nutr Metab 53:295-302. 2008
..Current epidemiologic studies investigating the effect of fish intake on colorectal cancer (CRC) risk are scarce. Therefore, the aim of this study was to elucidate the relationship between fish consumption and CRC risk...
- Occupational exposure and laryngeal and hypopharyngeal cancer risk in central and eastern Europe
Cancer Research Centre, Moscow, Russia
Am J Epidemiol 164:367-75. 2006
..These data indicate that occupational exposure to coal dust may play a role in laryngeal and hypopharyngeal cancer. Other possible relations need further evaluation...
- Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus strains of exceptional diversity in eastern Europe support the definition of new genetic subtypes
National Veterinary Research Institute, al Partyzantow 57, 24 100 Puławy, Poland
J Gen Virol 87:1835-41. 2006
..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...
- Two new mechanisms of macrolide resistance in clinical strains of Streptococcus pneumoniae from Eastern Europe and North America
Department of Infectious Diseases, Pfizer Global Research and Development, Groton, Connecticut 06340, USA
Antimicrob Agents Chemother 44:3395-401. 2000
..The strains had been isolated from patients in Eastern Europe and North America from 1992 to 1998...
- The newest epidemic: a review of HIV/AIDS in Central and Eastern Europe
Jeffrey A Kelly
Center for AIDS Intervention Research, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Int J STD AIDS 14:361-71. 2003
HIV/AIDS has emerged as a grave public health threat in Central and Eastern Europe and in the Central Asian republics over the past five years...
- High cumulative risk of lung cancer death among smokers and nonsmokers in Central and Eastern Europe
Group of Genetic Epidemiology, International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon, France
Am J Epidemiol 164:1233-41. 2006
..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...
- Establishing a standard for patient-completed instrument adaptations in Eastern Europe: experience with the Nottingham Health Profile in Hungary
Semmelweis University Budapest, Institute of Pharmacy Administration, Hogyes E u 7 9, Budapest H 1092, Hungary
Health Policy 63:49-61. 2003
..Clinical trials now commonly include patients from Eastern Europe and require the use of patient-completed instruments...
- Clinical trials in Russia and Eastern Europe: recruitment and quality
Lund University, Lund, Sweden
Int J Clin Pharmacol Ther 41:277-80. 2003
To review the current situation of clinical trials in Russia and Eastern Europe.
- Prevalence of tobacco use among students aged 13-15 years in the South-Eastern Europe health network
Ministry of Health of the Republic of Serbia, Belgrade, Serbia
Am J Health Behav 32:438-45. 2008
To examine adolescent tobacco use among members of the South-Eastern Europe (SEE) Health Network using data from the Global Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS).
- Interplay between self and community: a role for health psychology in Eastern Europe's public health
Bettina F Piko
University of Szeged, Department of Psychiatry, Division of Behavioral Sciences, Szeged, Hungary
J Health Psychol 9:111-20. 2004
..phenomenon that since the 1970s, there has been a growing difference in health status between populations in Eastern Europe and those in western countries. This phenomenon has been found to relate to unhealthy lifestyles...
- Socio-cultural stress in modern societies and the myth of anxiety in Eastern Europe
Bettina F Piko
Department of Psychiatry, University of Szeged, Hungary
Adm Policy Ment Health 29:275-80. 2002
- Lower incidence rates but thicker melanomas in Eastern Europe before 1992: a comparison with Western Europe
E de Vries
Department of Public Health, Erasmus Medical Centre, Dr Molewaterplein 50, 3015 GD Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Eur J Cancer 40:1045-52. 2004
..Regression analysis and general linear modelling were used to analyse the data. Melanomas in Eastern Europe were on average 1.4 mm thicker (P<0.05) than in Western Europe and appeared more often on the trunk...
- New priorities for health sector reform in Central and Eastern Europe
Andrija Stampar School of Public Health, Zagreb University School of Medicine, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Croat Med J 39:225-33. 1998
..well as governmental policy, ownership, production, financing, and reimbursement of health care in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE)...
- Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder diagnosis, co-morbidities, treatment patterns, and quality of life in a pediatric population in central and eastern Europe and Asia
1 Lilly Research Laboratories, Indianapolis, Indiana
J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol 19:363-76. 2009
..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, ..
- Human herpesvirus 8 seroprevalence among internationally adopted children coming from Eastern Europe
Department of Science for Health Promotion, Hygiene Section, University of Palermo, Italy
New Microbiol 32:11-5. 2009
..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 ..
- 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
Nikita I Roudinskii
Laboratory of T Lymphotropic Viruses, D I Ivanovsky Institute of Virology, 16 Gamaleya Street, Moscow 123098, Russia
J Virol 78:11276-87. 2004
..The continued molecular epidemiological and virological monitoring of HIV-1 worldwide thus remains of great importance...
- Strategic orientation of public health in transition: an overview of South Eastern Europe
School of Medicine, Center School of Public Health, Belgrade, Serbia
J Public Health Policy 28:94-101. 2007
..For the transition, countries in South Eastern Europe, particularly Serbia, provide support to essential public health reforms in four areas: strategic management, ..
- Testing the Finno-Ugrian suicide hypothesis: replication and refinement with regional suicide data from eastern Europe
Department of Basic Psychological Research, School of Psychology, University of Vienna, Liebiggasse 5, Rm 03 42, A 1010 Vienna, Austria
Percept Mot Skills 104:985-94. 2007
..5%, respectively). These results are consistent with the Finno-Ugrian Suicide Hypothesis. Study limitations and directions for further research are discussed...
- Are the health Millennium Development Goals appropriate for Eastern Europe and Central Asia?
European Centre on Health of Societies in Transition, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK
Health Policy 73:339-51. 2005
..Millennium Development Goals do not appropriately address the challenges faced by the countries of Eastern Europe and Central Asia...
- Problems to control TB in eastern Europe and consequences in low incidence countries
G B Migliori
WHO Collaborating Centre for Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases, Pneumology Department, S Maugeri Foundation, IRCCS, via Roncaccio 16, 21049, Tradate, Varese, Italy
Monaldi Arch Chest Dis 57:285-90. 2002
..The aim of the present paper is to discuss the main determinants of the deteriorated TB control in Eastern Europe, the main consequences of this situation for Western European Countries, and the possible solutions...
- Tick-borne encephalitis incidence in Central and Eastern Europe: consequences of political transition
Sarah E Randolph
Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PS, UK
Microbes Infect 10:209-16. 2008
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 ..
- Seasonality of suicide in eastern Europe: a comment on "Evidence for lack of change in seasonality of & suicide from Timis County, Romania"
Psychology Program, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Pomona 08240 0195, USA
Percept Mot Skills 96:421-2. 2003
..The seasonality of suicide in Hungary declined from the 1980s to the 1990s, contradicting the recent conclusion of Voracek, et al...
- Oral healthcare in transition in Eastern Europe
The National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health STAKES, Helsinki, Finland
Br Dent J 190:580-4. 2001
..Many countries seem to have adopted a Bismarckian model for the provision of oral healthcare based on a sickness insurance system...
- Dietary habits and nutritional status in adolescents in Central and Eastern Europe
3rd Department of Internal Medicine, 1st Medical Faculty, Charles University, U Nemocnice 1, Prague 2, Czech Republic
Eur J Clin Nutr 54:S36-40. 2000
The overall situation as regards dietary intake and nutritional status in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe has varied considerably during previous decades; however, after the political, social and economic changes during the ..
- The pharmaceutical industry and oncology in central and eastern Europe
Novartis Pharma AG Basel, Switzerland
Ann Oncol 10:15-7. 1999
..exist for patients, investigators and the pharmaceutical industry in oncology drug development in Central and Eastern Europe. Novel therapeutics may be offered for investigational use in selected centres capable of adherence to Good ..
- Place, social exchange and health: proposed sociological framework
Department of Medical Sociology, Heinrich Heine University of Duesseldorf, Germany
Soc Sci Med 51:1283-93. 2000
- Childhood socioeconomic circumstances and adult height and leg length in central and eastern Europe
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, 1 19 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, UK
J Epidemiol Community Health 62:351-7. 2008
..This study will determine whether similar associations are observable in settings with different social histories, and will assess whether adult leg length is more strongly associated than adult height...
- Socio-economic factors in the differential upsurge of tick-borne encephalitis in Central and Eastern Europe
Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PS, UK
Rev Med Virol 18:81-95. 2008
..533 and 0.716, respectively)...
- Dietary risk factors for squamous cell carcinoma of the upper aerodigestive tract in central and eastern Europe
Lifestyle, Environment and Cancer Group, International Agency for Research on Cancer, 150 cours Albert Thomas, 69008 Lyon, France
Cancer Causes Control 19:1161-70. 2008
..We investigated the relationship between diet and UADT cancers in these high risk areas...
- Trends in the epidemiology of bacterial sexually transmitted infections in eastern Europe, 1995-2005
Department of Public Health, University of Tartu, Ravila 19, Tartu 50411, Estonia
Sex Transm Infect 86:6-14. 2010
..This article reviews trends in the epidemiology of the major bacterial STI in eastern European countries, their key determinants, as well as challenges and opportunities for enhancing STI control in the region...
- Perspectives of family medicine in Central and Eastern Europe
Department of General Practice, First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague, Albertov 7, 120 00 Praha 2, Czech Republic
Fam Pract 25:113-8. 2008
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...
- HIV infection associated with drug injecting in the newly independent states, eastern Europe: the social and economic context of epidemics
Department of Social Science and Medicine, Imperial College School of Medicine, University of London, UK
Addiction 94:1323-36. 1999
..We review recent trends in HIV associated with injecting drug use (IDU) in the Newly Independent States (NIS) in eastern Europe, including Belarus, Moldova, Russia, Ukraine, and Kazakhstan in central Asia...
- Transition and the HIV risk environment
Centre for Research on Drugs and Health Behaviour, Imperial College, London W6 8RP, UK
BMJ 331:220-3. 2005
- Respiratory symptoms, bronchitis and asthma in children of Central and Eastern Europe
G S Leonardi
Environmental Epidemiology Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK
Eur Respir J 20:890-8. 2002
..the respiratory health of schoolchildren using a standardised questionnaire in six countries of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), allowing comparisons within this region and with other European countries...
- Testicular cancer mortality in Eastern Europe
Int J Cancer 105:574. 2003
- Chlamydia trachomatis infections in eastern Europe: legal aspects, epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment
Department of Medical Sciences, Uppsala University, Sweden
Sex Transm Infect 78:115-9. 2002
Knowledge concerning genital Chlamydia trachomatis infections in eastern Europe is scarce...
- Pathways to psychiatric care in Eastern Europe
University of Manchester and Lancashire Care NHS Trust, Preston, UK
Br J Psychiatry 186:529-35. 2005
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.
- Access and coverage of needle and syringe programmes (NSP) in Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia
Centre for Research on Drugs and Health Behaviour CRDHB, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine LSHTM, Department of Public Health and Policy, London, UK
Addiction 102:1244-50. 2007
To estimate access, activity and coverage of needle and syringe programmes (NSP) in Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia.
- Highlights of the epidemiology of renal replacement therapy in Central and Eastern Europe
Department of Nephrology, Transplantology and Internal Medicine, Medical University, Debinki 7, 80 211 Gdansk, Poland
Nephrol Dial Transplant 21:4-10. 2006
In the past 15 years, dramatic political and economic changes have occurred in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) which also had a positive impact on the availability of renal replacement therapy...
- Closing the gap: cancer in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE)
Division of Epidemiology and Cancer Prevention Centre, Marie Sklodowska Curie Memorial Cancer Centre, 5, Roentgen Str, 02 781 Warsaw, Poland
Eur J Cancer 44:1425-37. 2008
..In the coming decade it seems likely to be the leading cause of death among young and middle-aged adult men...
- Barriers to the development of palliative care in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States
International Observatory on End of Life Care, Institute for Health Research, Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK
J Pain Symptom Manage 37:305-15. 2009
During the years of communist rule in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), there were few significant palliative care developments...
- Hepatitis C virus infection in Eastern Europe
N V Naoumov
Institute of Hepatology, University College London, England
J Hepatol 31:84-7. 1999
This analysis aims to summarise the available information on the incidence, prevalence and characteristics of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in countries in Eastern Europe.
- Agreement in patient-physician communication in primary care: a study from Central and Eastern Europe
Department of Internal Medicine, General Practice and Oncology, Vilnius University, Lithuania
Patient Educ Couns 73:246-50. 2008
..The aim of this study was to evaluate the patient-physician agreement on communication during primary care consultations and consider possible discrepancies...
- General practice east of Eden: an overview of general practice in Eastern Europe
Croat Med J 45:537-42. 2004
..To review the status of family medicine in Eastern European countries, specifically the position of the discipline within the health care system, its academic status, and expected trends in the development of the discipline...
- Prevalence of HBV genotypes in Central and Eastern Europe
Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endocrinology, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany
J Med Virol 80:1707-11. 2008
..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.
- The rabies situation in Eastern Europe
State Veterinary Institute, Praha, Czech Republic
Dev Biol (Basel) 131:27-35. 2008
An overview of the rabies situation in the 19 countries of Central and Eastern Europe covering more than 2.5 million km2 is presented...
- Prenatal syphilis infection is a possible cause of preterm delivery among immigrant women from eastern Europe
Department of Preventive Paediatrics and Neonatology St Orsola Malpighi General Hospital, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
Sex Transm Infect 83:102-5. 2007
..to evaluate the prevalence of maternal syphilis at delivery and neonatal syphilis infection in an Italian urban area, in connection with the increased flow of immigration...
- HIV/hepatitis coinfection in eastern Europe and new pan-European approaches to hepatitis prevention and management
Jeffrey V Lazarus
Sexually Transmitted Infections HIV AIDS Programme, WHO Regional Office for Europe, Copenhagen Ø, Denmark
Int J Drug Policy 18:426-32. 2007
..HIV/hepatitis coinfection in Europe; WHO European clinical protocols on the management of people coinfected with HIV/AIDS and hepatitis B or C (HBV or HCV); stakeholder recommendations for better HCV services...
- Hepatitis A shifting epidemiology in Poland and Eastern Europe
Institute of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases, Medical Academy of Warsaw, Wolska 37 str, 01 201, Warsaw, Poland
Vaccine 18:S68-70. 2000
..g. healthcare and childcare personnel and those living in 'closed communities') are needed to deal with HAV infections in Eastern Europe.
- Recent declines in reported syphilis rates in eastern Europe and central Asia: are the epidemics over?
WHO Regional Office for Europe, Copenhagen, Denmark
Sex Transm Infect 76:363-5. 2000
..We examine these trends against a background of ongoing changes in service delivery, care seeking behaviour, and case finding practices...
- Periodontal treatment needs in Central and Eastern Europe
Department of Periodontology, Faculty of Dentistry, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary
J Int Acad Periodontol 2:120-8. 2000
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...
- HIV in central and eastern Europe
Francoise F Hamers
EuroHIV, Department of Infectious Diseases, Institut de Veille Sanitaire, 94415 Cedex, Saint Maurice, France
Lancet 361:1035-44. 2003
..In view of the current levels of HIV prevalence, eastern Europe will soon be confronted with a major AIDS epidemic...
- Iron deficiency in international adoptees from Eastern Europe
Anita J Fuglestad
Department of Pediatrics, Institute of Child Development, International Adoption Program, Center for Neurobehavioral Development, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
J Pediatr 153:272-7. 2008
..To assess iron deficiency (ID) in international adoptees after adoption...
- The gender gap in heart disease: lessons from Eastern Europe
Preventive Medicine Research Institute, 900 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA 94965, USA
Am J Public Health 93:768-70. 2003
..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...
- Health behaviour, risk awareness and emotional well-being in students from Eastern Europe and Western Europe
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, UK
Soc Sci Med 53:1621-30. 2001
Life expectancy and other indices of health have deteriorated markedly in the former socialist countries of Eastern Europe over recent decades...
- Anaplasma phagocytophilum: an emerging tick-borne pathogen in Hungary and Central Eastern Europe
Department of Wildlife Diseases and Parasitology, Central Veterinary Institute, H 1149 Budapest, Tábornok u 2, Hungary
Ann Trop Med Parasitol 98:401-5. 2004
..phagocytophilum has been reported in Hungary. A summary of the information available from Central Eastern Europe on the prevalence of A...
- Societal characteristics and health in the former communist countries of Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union: a multilevel analysis
UCL International Insitute for Society and Health, University College London, 1 19 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, UK
J Epidemiol Community Health 61:990-6. 2007
- Health policy-making in central and eastern Europe: lessons from the inaction on injuries?
European Centre on Health of Societies in Transition, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK
Health Policy Plan 15:263-9. 2000
..of disease due to injuries has elicited virtually no public health response in the countries of central and eastern Europe, even though injuries have long been a much greater problem in the east of Europe than in the west, with ..
- Smoking increases among teenagers in eastern Europe
BMJ 324:442. 2002
- Rapid declines in coronary heart disease mortality in Eastern Europe are associated with increased consumption of oils rich in alpha-linolenic acid
Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention Division, The Maria Sklodowska Curie Memorial Cancer Center and Institute of Oncology, 5 Roentgen Street, Warsaw, Poland
Eur J Epidemiol 23:3-10. 2008
..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 ..
- Seasonality of suicide in Eastern Europe: a rejoinder to Lester and Moksony
Department of Psychology, Division of Research Methods and Differential Psychology, University of Vienna, Liebiggasse 5 3, A 1010 Vienna, Austria
Percept Mot Skills 99:17-8. 2004
..2002) that seasonality of suicide remains high in Eastern Europe. A new hypothesis regarding the co-occurrence of high incidence and strong seasonality of suicide is presented.
- Physical and neurodevelopmental evaluation of children adopted from Eastern Europe
Department of Pediatrics, CHU Sainte Justine, Universite de Montreal, Canada
Can J Clin Pharmacol 16:e432-40. 2009
Children adopted from Eastern Europe are at risk of prenatal alcohol exposure, consequently at risk of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)...
- Occupation and risk of lung cancer in Central and Eastern Europe: the IARC multi-center case-control study
Department of Epidemiology and Cancer Prevention, Cancer Center and Institute of Oncology, ul Roentgena 5, Warsaw, 02 781, Poland
Cancer Causes Control 18:645-54. 2007
We sought to evaluate the role of occupation and industry in lung carcinogenesis in six countries in Central and Eastern Europe.
- The status of antimicrobial resistance of Helicobacter pylori in eastern Europe
Department of Microbiology, Medical University of Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria
Clin Microbiol Infect 8:388-96. 2002
To evaluate the primary, secondary and combined resistance to five antimicrobial agents of 2340 Helicobacter pylori isolates from 19 centers in 10 countries in eastern Europe.
- Exploring barriers to 'respondent driven sampling' in sex worker and drug-injecting sex worker populations in Eastern Europe
The Centre for Research on Drugs and Health Behaviour, Department of Public Health and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London, WC1E 7HT, UK
J Urban Health 83:i6-15. 2006
..We discuss the implications of these findings for recruitment and the use of monetary and non-monetary incentives in future RDS studies of SW populations in Eastern Europe.
- Eye healthcare services in eastern Europe: Part 2. Vitreoretinal surgical services
Charles University Eye Clinic, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
Br J Ophthalmol 86:851-3. 2002
..To describe vitreoretinal surgical services in 1998 in 12 eastern European countries and to identify ways for their further improvement...
- Nutrition transition and dietary energy availability in Eastern Europe after the collapse of communism
Stanley J Ulijaszek
Unit for Biocultural Variation and Obesity, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Oxford, 51 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6PF, UK
Econ Hum Biol 5:359-69. 2007
..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 ..
- The public health function in central and eastern Europe
T M Knight
Health Services Management Centre, University of Birmingham, Park House, 40 Edgbaston Park Road, Birmingham B15 2RT, UK
Public Health 117:98-105. 2003
..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 ..
- The European health divide: a matter of financial or social capital?
University College of South Stockholm, S 14189 Huddinge, Sweden
Soc Sci Med 59:1985-92. 2004
..to investigate whether in 1995-97 differences in self-rated health persisted between countries in central and eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, and western Europe...
- The contribution of leading diseases and risk factors to excess losses of healthy life in Eastern Europe: burden of disease study
John W Powles
Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Institute of Public Health, Robinson Way, Cambridge CB2 2SR, UK
BMC Public Health 5:116. 2005
..The East/West gradient in health across Europe has been described often, but not using metrics as comprehensive and comparable as those of the Global Burden of Disease 2000 and Comparative Risk Assessment studies...
- The social determinants of the decline of life expectancy in Russia and eastern Europe: a lifestyle explanation
W C Cockerham
Department of Sociology, University of Alabama at Birmingham 35294 3350, USA
J Health Soc Behav 38:117-30. 1997
- Diets lower in folic acid and carotenoids are associated with the coronary disease epidemic in Central and Eastern Europe
Sonja L Connor
Department of Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road, Portland, OR 97239, USA
J Am Diet Assoc 104:1793-9. 2004
To test our hypothesis that lower intakes of previously identified cardioprotective nutrients would be associated with the coronary epidemic in Central and Eastern Europe.
- Alcohol and suicide in eastern Europe
Centre for Social Research on Alcohol and Drugs, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden
Drug Alcohol Rev 27:361-73. 2008
..The aim of this paper was to estimate how suicide rates in seven eastern European countries are affected by changes in population drinking and to put the results into a comparative perspective...
- HIV prevention nongovernmental organizations in Central and Eastern Europe: programs, resources and challenges
Y A Amirkhanian
Center for AIDS Intervention Research, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Cent Eur J Public Health 12:12-8. 2004
HIV incidence is rising more rapidly in some areas of Central and Eastern Europe than anywhere else in the world...
- Perforated peptic ulcer: is there a difference between Eastern Europe and Germany? Copernicus Study Group and Acute Abdominal Pain Study Group
Department of Surgery, University of Tartu, Estonia
Langenbecks Arch Surg 385:344-9. 2000
..Ulcer surgery and the epidemiology of peptic ulcer perforation have changed considerably in recent decades...
- Maternity advice survey: sleeping position in Eastern Europe. MAS Study Group for WHO EURO region
E A Nelson
Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 6 F Clinical Science Building, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong
Arch Dis Child 83:304-6. 2000
To identify hospitals in Eastern Europe promoting front infant sleeping position.
- The planning of cervical cancer screening programmes in eastern Europe: is viral testing a suitable alternative to smear testing?
Clinical Operational Research Unit, University College London, UK
Health Care Manag Sci 3:323-9. 2000
..we demonstrate the use of mathematical modelling to evaluate the effects of setting up screening programmes in Eastern Europe with HPV DNA testing as the primary screening tool and compare it with conventional smear testing...
- Developing schools of public health in countries of Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States
Theodore H Tulchinsky
Department of Social Medicine, Hebrew University Hadassah Braun School of Public Health and Community Medicine, P O B 12272, Jerusalem 91120, Israel
Public Health Rev 30:179-200. 2002
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...
- Analysing patterns of religious participation in post-communist Eastern Europe
Department of Sociology, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Br J Sociol 52:229-48. 2001
..It is not at all clear, however, whether the post-communist societies of Eastern Europe have followed this pattern...
- [Periodontal treatment needs in Central and Eastern Europe]
Semmelweis Egyetem Fogorvostudományi Kar, Parodontologiai Klinika, Budapest
Fogorv Sz 97:179-89. 2004
..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 ..
- Factors affecting the compliance of the antenatal hepatitis B screening programme in Italy
Laboratory of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Rome, Italy
Vaccine 21:1246-9. 2003
..9% (CI 95%: 4.1-8.1) in those born in Asia, Africa, central and south America, and eastern Europe. Results of multiple logistic regression analysis indicate that birth in foreign countries (OR 2.0; CI 95%: 1...
- The influence of economic development on the association between education and the risk of acute myocardial infarction and stroke
Choon Lan Chang
Cardiovascular Studies Unit, Department of Clinical Pharmacology, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, St Mary s Campus, London W2 1PG, UK
J Clin Epidemiol 55:741-7. 2002
..2,478 cases of AMI or stroke and 6,819 controls among women aged 19-49, from Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Eastern Europe. Compared to those with high educational attainment, stroke risk was reduced among less educated women in ..
- Health Research Profile to assess the capacity of low and middle income countries for equity-oriented research
Centre for Global Health, Institute for Population Health, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada
BMC Public Health 6:151. 2006
..This project was designed to assess low and middle income country capacity and commitment for equity-oriented research...
- Tardive Dyskinesia: analysis of outpatients with schizophrenia from Africa and the Middle East, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, and Latin America
Department of General Psychiatry, Medical University of Vienna, Wahringer Gurtel 18 20, A 1090 Vienna, Austria
Schizophr Res 81:139-43. 2006
..This study provides new data in a non-Western population with a unique regional geography comparison...
- [Prevalence of hepatitis B, hepatitis C, HIV and latent tuberculosis infection and syphilis in a population of immigrant children at high social risk]
Enferm Infecc Microbiol Clin 22:250. 2004
- The International Adoption Project: population-based surveillance of Minnesota parents who adopted children internationally
Wendy L Hellerstedt
Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA
Matern Child Health J 12:162-71. 2008
..To conduct the first population-based surveillance in the United States of parents who adopted children from countries outside of the United States...
- [Evaluation of the immune status against poliomyelitis in a group of young immigrants]
M L Tanzi
Dipartimento di Sanita Pubblica, Universita degli Studi di Parma, Via Volturno 39, 43100 Parma
Ann Ig 14:197-204. 2002
- Prevalence of HBV-genotypes in immigrants affected by HBV-related chronic active hepatitis
Clinic of Infectious Diseases, University of Foggia, Italy
Arq Gastroenterol 44:54-7. 2007
..The genetic heterogeneity of the HBV genome has been established and eight genotypes can be classified according to the criterion of >8% differences in the complete nucleotide sequence of the viral genome...
- Sexual precocity after immigration from developing countries to Belgium: evidence of previous exposure to organochlorine pesticides
Division of Ambulatory Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Department of Pediatrics and Laboratory of Toxicology, , C.H.U. Sart Tilman, , Belgium
Hum Reprod 16:1020-6. 2001
..1 ng/ml). A possible relationship between transient exposure to endocrine disrupters and sexual precocity is suggested, and deserves further studies in immigrant children with non-advanced puberty...
- Risk of intestinal helminth and protozoan infection in a refugee population
Parveen K Garg
Department of Medicine, Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA
Am J Trop Med Hyg 73:386-91. 2005
..0 [2.3-27.7]) and Africa (OR: 5.9 [1.6-21.6]) when compared with refugees from Eastern Europe and the Middle East...
- Eighteen years of research on AIDS: contribution of and collaborations between different world regions
Matthew E Falagas
Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences AIBS, Athens, Greece
AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses 22:1199-205. 2006
..However, 40% of articles from Africa and 58% from Eastern Europe were produced in cooperation with Western Europe...
- Can cardiovascular risk factors explain the association between education and cardiovascular disease in young women?
Choon Lan Chang
Cardiovascular Studies Unit, Department of Clinical Pharmacology, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, St Mary s Campus, London W2 1PG, UK
J Clin Epidemiol 55:749-55. 2002
..2,478 cases of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) or stroke and 6,819 age-matched controls from Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, and Latin America...
- Health selection among new immigrants
Ilana Redstone Akresh
University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, IL, USA
Am J Public Health 98:2058-64. 2008
- [Tuberculosis infection and disease in immigrant children]
U O Malattie Infettive, I R C C S Giannina Gaslini, Genova, U O Infettivologia Pediatrica, A O Santobono Pausilipon, Napoli, Italy
Infez Med 11:86-92. 2003
..The patients came from: South America (44%) (especially from Ecuador), from Africa (20%), from Eastern Europe (19%), (especially from Middle East and North Africa), from Far East (17%)...
- Prevalence of depressive symptoms in university students from Germany, Denmark, Poland and Bulgaria
Rafael T Mikolajczyk
Department of Public Health Medicine, School of Public Health, University of Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany
Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 43:105-12. 2008
..This difference was thought to be linked to political and economic instabilities resulting from political changes in the early 1990s. We investigated whether these differences persist 15 years later...