Chronic Disease: Diseases which have one or more of the following characteristics: they are permanent, leave residual disability, are caused by nonreversible pathological alteration, require special training of the patient for rehabilitation, or may be expected to require a long period of supervision, observation, or care. (Dictionary of Health Services Management, 2d ed)Disease Management: A broad approach to appropriate coordination of the entire disease treatment process that often involves shifting away from more expensive inpatient and acute care to areas such as preventive medicine, patient counseling and education, and outpatient care. This concept includes implications of appropriate versus inappropriate therapy on the overall cost and clinical outcome of a particular disease. (From Hosp Pharm 1995 Jul;30(7):596)Diabetes Mellitus: A heterogeneous group of disorders characterized by HYPERGLYCEMIA and GLUCOSE INTOLERANCE.United StatesDiet: Regular course of eating and drinking adopted by a person or animal.Questionnaires: Predetermined sets of questions used to collect data - clinical data, social status, occupational group, etc. The term is often applied to a self-completed survey instrument.Risk Factors: An aspect of personal behavior or lifestyle, environmental exposure, or inborn or inherited characteristic, which, on the basis of epidemiologic evidence, is known to be associated with a health-related condition considered important to prevent.Cross-Sectional Studies: Studies in which the presence or absence of disease or other health-related variables are determined in each member of the study population or in a representative sample at one particular time. This contrasts with LONGITUDINAL STUDIES which are followed over a period of time.Self Care: Performance of activities or tasks traditionally performed by professional health care providers. The concept includes care of oneself or one's family and friends.Health Status: The level of health of the individual, group, or population as subjectively assessed by the individual or by more objective measures.Prevalence: The total number of cases of a given disease in a specified population at a designated time. It is differentiated from INCIDENCE, which refers to the number of new cases in the population at a given time.Health Behavior: Behaviors expressed by individuals to protect, maintain or promote their health status. For example, proper diet, and appropriate exercise are activities perceived to influence health status. Life style is closely associated with health behavior and factors influencing life style are socioeconomic, educational, and cultural.Health Promotion: Encouraging consumer behaviors most likely to optimize health potentials (physical and psychosocial) through health information, preventive programs, and access to medical care.Life Style: Typical way of life or manner of living characteristic of an individual or group. (From APA, Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms, 8th ed)Primary Health Care: Care which provides integrated, accessible health care services by clinicians who are accountable for addressing a large majority of personal health care needs, developing a sustained partnership with patients, and practicing in the context of family and community. (JAMA 1995;273(3):192)Socioeconomic Factors: Social and economic factors that characterize the individual or group within the social structure.Cardiovascular Diseases: Pathological conditions involving the CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM including the HEART; the BLOOD VESSELS; or the PERICARDIUM.Health Surveys: A systematic collection of factual data pertaining to health and disease in a human population within a given geographic area.Nutrition Policy: Guidelines and objectives pertaining to food supply and nutrition including recommendations for healthy diet.Neoplasms: New abnormal growth of tissue. Malignant neoplasms show a greater degree of anaplasia and have the properties of invasion and metastasis, compared to benign neoplasms.Obesity: A status with BODY WEIGHT that is grossly above the acceptable or desirable weight, usually due to accumulation of excess FATS in the body. The standards may vary with age, sex, genetic or cultural background. In the BODY MASS INDEX, a BMI greater than 30.0 kg/m2 is considered obese, and a BMI greater than 40.0 kg/m2 is considered morbidly obese (MORBID OBESITY).Quality of Life: A generic concept reflecting concern with the modification and enhancement of life attributes, e.g., physical, political, moral and social environment; the overall condition of a human life.Exercise: Physical activity which is usually regular and done with the intention of improving or maintaining PHYSICAL FITNESS or HEALTH. Contrast with PHYSICAL EXERTION which is concerned largely with the physiologic and metabolic response to energy expenditure.Nutritional Physiological Phenomena: The processes and properties of living organisms by which they take in and balance the use of nutritive materials for energy, heat production, or building material for the growth, maintenance, or repair of tissues and the nutritive properties of FOOD.Telemedicine: Delivery of health services via remote telecommunications. This includes interactive consultative and diagnostic services.Hospitals, Chronic Disease: Hospitals which provide care to patients with long-term illnesses.Vegetables: A food group comprised of EDIBLE PLANTS or their parts.Comorbidity: The presence of co-existing or additional diseases with reference to an initial diagnosis or with reference to the index condition that is the subject of study. Comorbidity may affect the ability of affected individuals to function and also their survival; it may be used as a prognostic indicator for length of hospital stay, cost factors, and outcome or survival.Delivery of Health Care: The concept concerned with all aspects of providing and distributing health services to a patient population.Food Habits: Acquired or learned food preferences.Anthroposophy: Knowledge of the nature of man. A spiritual and mystical doctrine that grew out of theosophy and derives mainly from the philosophy of Rudolph Steiner, Austrian social philosopher (1861-1925). (Webster, 3d ed)Fruit: The fleshy or dry ripened ovary of a plant, enclosing the seed or seeds.Cohort Studies: Studies in which subsets of a defined population are identified. These groups may or may not be exposed to factors hypothesized to influence the probability of the occurrence of a particular disease or other outcome. Cohorts are defined populations which, as a whole, are followed in an attempt to determine distinguishing subgroup characteristics.Canada: The largest country in North America, comprising 10 provinces and three territories. Its capital is Ottawa.Disabled Persons: Persons with physical or mental disabilities that affect or limit their activities of daily living and that may require special accommodations.Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System: Telephone surveys are conducted to monitor prevalence of the major behavioral risks among adults associated with premature MORBIDITY and MORTALITY. The data collected is in regard to actual behaviors, rather than on attitudes or knowledge. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) established the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) in 1984.Public Health: Branch of medicine concerned with the prevention and control of disease and disability, and the promotion of physical and mental health of the population on the international, national, state, or municipal level.Health Status Indicators: The measurement of the health status for a given population using a variety of indices, including morbidity, mortality, and available health resources.Cost of Illness: The personal cost of acute or chronic disease. The cost to the patient may be an economic, social, or psychological cost or personal loss to self, family, or immediate community. The cost of illness may be reflected in absenteeism, productivity, response to treatment, peace of mind, or QUALITY OF LIFE. It differs from HEALTH CARE COSTS, meaning the societal cost of providing services related to the delivery of health care, rather than personal impact on individuals.Preventive Health Services: Services designed for HEALTH PROMOTION and prevention of disease.Australia: The smallest continent and an independent country, comprising six states and two territories. Its capital is Canberra.Age Factors: Age as a constituent element or influence contributing to the production of a result. It may be applicable to the cause or the effect of a circumstance. It is used with human or animal concepts but should be differentiated from AGING, a physiological process, and TIME FACTORS which refers only to the passage of time.Diet Therapy: By adjusting the quantity and quality of food intake to improve health status of an individual. This term does not include the methods of food intake (NUTRITIONAL SUPPORT).Population Surveillance: Ongoing scrutiny of a population (general population, study population, target population, etc.), generally using methods distinguished by their practicability, uniformity, and frequently their rapidity, rather than by complete accuracy.Community Health Services: Diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive health services provided for individuals in the community.Aging: The gradual irreversible changes in structure and function of an organism that occur as a result of the passage of time.Anemia: A reduction in the number of circulating ERYTHROCYTES or in the quantity of HEMOGLOBIN.Patient Education as Topic: The teaching or training of patients concerning their own health needs.Hypertension: Persistently high systemic arterial BLOOD PRESSURE. Based on multiple readings (BLOOD PRESSURE DETERMINATION), hypertension is currently defined as when SYSTOLIC PRESSURE is consistently greater than 140 mm Hg or when DIASTOLIC PRESSURE is consistently 90 mm Hg or more.Logistic Models: Statistical models which describe the relationship between a qualitative dependent variable (that is, one which can take only certain discrete values, such as the presence or absence of a disease) and an independent variable. A common application is in epidemiology for estimating an individual's risk (probability of a disease) as a function of a given risk factor.Ontario: A province of Canada lying between the provinces of Manitoba and Quebec. Its capital is Toronto. It takes its name from Lake Ontario which is said to represent the Iroquois oniatariio, beautiful lake. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p892 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p391)Life Expectancy: Based on known statistical data, the number of years which any person of a given age may reasonably expected to live.Body Mass Index: An indicator of body density as determined by the relationship of BODY WEIGHT to BODY HEIGHT. BMI=weight (kg)/height squared (m2). BMI correlates with body fat (ADIPOSE TISSUE). Their relationship varies with age and gender. For adults, BMI falls into these categories: below 18.5 (underweight); 18.5-24.9 (normal); 25.0-29.9 (overweight); 30.0 and above (obese). (National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)Epidemiology: Field of medicine concerned with the determination of causes, incidence, and characteristic behavior of disease outbreaks affecting human populations. It includes the interrelationships of host, agent, and environment as related to the distribution and control of disease.Asthma: A form of bronchial disorder with three distinct components: airway hyper-responsiveness (RESPIRATORY HYPERSENSITIVITY), airway INFLAMMATION, and intermittent AIRWAY OBSTRUCTION. It is characterized by spasmodic contraction of airway smooth muscle, WHEEZING, and dyspnea (DYSPNEA, PAROXYSMAL).Sex Factors: Maleness or femaleness as a constituent element or influence contributing to the production of a result. It may be applicable to the cause or effect of a circumstance. It is used with human or animal concepts but should be differentiated from SEX CHARACTERISTICS, anatomical or physiological manifestations of sex, and from SEX DISTRIBUTION, the number of males and females in given circumstances.Smoking: Inhaling and exhaling the smoke of burning TOBACCO.Health Care Coalitions: Voluntary groups of people representing diverse interests in the community such as hospitals, businesses, physicians, and insurers, with the principal objective to improve health care cost effectiveness.Patient Care Team: Care of patients by a multidisciplinary team usually organized under the leadership of a physician; each member of the team has specific responsibilities and the whole team contributes to the care of the patient.Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2: A subclass of DIABETES MELLITUS that is not INSULIN-responsive or dependent (NIDDM). It is characterized initially by INSULIN RESISTANCE and HYPERINSULINEMIA; and eventually by GLUCOSE INTOLERANCE; HYPERGLYCEMIA; and overt diabetes. Type II diabetes mellitus is no longer considered a disease exclusively found in adults. Patients seldom develop KETOSIS but often exhibit OBESITY.Evidence-Based Practice: A way of providing health care that is guided by a thoughtful integration of the best available scientific knowledge with clinical expertise. This approach allows the practitioner to critically assess research data, clinical guidelines, and other information resources in order to correctly identify the clinical problem, apply the most high-quality intervention, and re-evaluate the outcome for future improvement.Motor Activity: The physical activity of a human or an animal as a behavioral phenomenon.Self Report: Method for obtaining information through verbal responses, written or oral, from subjects.Activities of Daily Living: The performance of the basic activities of self care, such as dressing, ambulation, or eating.Continuity of Patient Care: Health care provided on a continuing basis from the initial contact, following the patient through all phases of medical care.Hepcidins: Forms of hepcidin, a cationic amphipathic peptide synthesized in the liver as a prepropeptide which is first processed into prohepcidin and then into the biologically active hepcidin forms, including in human the 20-, 22-, and 25-amino acid residue peptide forms. Hepcidin acts as a homeostatic regulators of iron metabolism and also possesses antimicrobial activity.Rural Population: The inhabitants of rural areas or of small towns classified as rural.Nutrition Surveys: A systematic collection of factual data pertaining to the nutritional status of a human population within a given geographic area. Data from these surveys are used in preparing NUTRITION ASSESSMENTS.Preventive Medicine: A medical specialty primarily concerned with prevention of disease (PRIMARY PREVENTION) and the promotion and preservation of health in the individual.Models, Organizational: Theoretical representations and constructs that describe or explain the structure and hierarchy of relationships and interactions within or between formal organizational entities or informal social groups.Qualitative Research: Any type of research that employs nonnumeric information to explore individual or group characteristics, producing findings not arrived at by statistical procedures or other quantitative means. (Qualitative Inquiry: A Dictionary of Terms Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 1997)Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive: A disease of chronic diffuse irreversible airflow obstruction. Subcategories of COPD include CHRONIC BRONCHITIS and PULMONARY EMPHYSEMA.Anemia, Iron-Deficiency: Anemia characterized by decreased or absent iron stores, low serum iron concentration, low transferrin saturation, and low hemoglobin concentration or hematocrit value. The erythrocytes are hypochromic and microcytic and the iron binding capacity is increased.Primary Prevention: Specific practices for the prevention of disease or mental disorders in susceptible individuals or populations. These include HEALTH PROMOTION, including mental health; protective procedures, such as COMMUNICABLE DISEASE CONTROL; and monitoring and regulation of ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTANTS. Primary prevention is to be distinguished from SECONDARY PREVENTION and TERTIARY PREVENTION.Nutritional Status: State of the body in relation to the consumption and utilization of nutrients.Interviews as Topic: Conversations with an individual or individuals held in order to obtain information about their background and other personal biographical data, their attitudes and opinions, etc. It includes school admission or job interviews.Family Practice: A medical specialty concerned with the provision of continuing, comprehensive primary health care for the entire family.Health Status Disparities: Variation in rates of disease occurrence and disabilities between population groups defined by socioeconomic characteristics such as age, ethnicity, economic resources, or gender and populations identified geographically or similar measures.Program Evaluation: Studies designed to assess the efficacy of programs. They may include the evaluation of cost-effectiveness, the extent to which objectives are met, or impact.Health Services Accessibility: The degree to which individuals are inhibited or facilitated in their ability to gain entry to and to receive care and services from the health care system. Factors influencing this ability include geographic, architectural, transportational, and financial considerations, among others.Prospective Studies: Observation of a population for a sufficient number of persons over a sufficient number of years to generate incidence or mortality rates subsequent to the selection of the study group.Data Collection: Systematic gathering of data for a particular purpose from various sources, including questionnaires, interviews, observation, existing records, and electronic devices. The process is usually preliminary to statistical analysis of the data.Health Services: Services for the diagnosis and treatment of disease and the maintenance of health.Social Class: A stratum of people with similar position and prestige; includes social stratification. Social class is measured by criteria such as education, occupation, and income.Oceanic Ancestry Group: Individuals whose ancestral origins are in the islands of the central and South Pacific, including Micronesia, Melanesia, Polynesia, and traditionally Australasia.BrazilHealth Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice: Knowledge, attitudes, and associated behaviors which pertain to health-related topics such as PATHOLOGIC PROCESSES or diseases, their prevention, and treatment. This term refers to non-health workers and health workers (HEALTH PERSONNEL).Heart Diseases: Pathological conditions involving the HEART including its structural and functional abnormalities.Polypharmacy: The use of multiple drugs administered to the same patient, most commonly seen in elderly patients. It includes also the administration of excessive medication. Since in the United States most drugs are dispensed as single-agent formulations, polypharmacy, though using many drugs administered to the same patient, must be differentiated from DRUG COMBINATIONS, single preparations containing two or more drugs as a fixed dose, and from DRUG THERAPY, COMBINATION, two or more drugs administered separately for a combined effect. (From Segen, Dictionary of Modern Medicine, 1992)Mortality: All deaths reported in a given population.AlaskaQuality of Health Care: The levels of excellence which characterize the health service or health care provided based on accepted standards of quality.Northwestern United States: The geographic area of the northwestern region of the United States. The states usually included in this region are Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming.Health Planning: Planning for needed health and/or welfare services and facilities.Age Distribution: The frequency of different ages or age groups in a given population. The distribution may refer to either how many or what proportion of the group. The population is usually patients with a specific disease but the concept is not restricted to humans and is not restricted to medicine.Patient Compliance: Voluntary cooperation of the patient in following a prescribed regimen.Inflammation: A pathological process characterized by injury or destruction of tissues caused by a variety of cytologic and chemical reactions. It is usually manifested by typical signs of pain, heat, redness, swelling, and loss of function.Morbidity: The proportion of patients with a particular disease during a given year per given unit of population.China: A country spanning from central Asia to the Pacific Ocean.Advanced Practice Nursing: Evidence-based nursing, midwifery and healthcare grounded in research and scholarship. Practitioners include nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, nurse anesthetists, and nurse midwives.Diet Surveys: Systematic collections of factual data pertaining to the diet of a human population within a given geographic area.Longitudinal Studies: Studies in which variables relating to an individual or group of individuals are assessed over a period of time.Public Health Practice: The activities and endeavors of the public health services in a community on any level.Sex Distribution: The number of males and females in a given population. The distribution may refer to how many men or women or what proportion of either in the group. The population is usually patients with a specific disease but the concept is not restricted to humans and is not restricted to medicine.Health Policy: Decisions, usually developed by government policymakers, for determining present and future objectives pertaining to the health care system.Sedentary Lifestyle: Usual level of physical activity that is less than 30 minutes of moderate-intensity activity on most days of the week.Patient-Centered Care: Design of patient care wherein institutional resources and personnel are organized around patients rather than around specialized departments. (From Hospitals 1993 Feb 5;67(3):14)Outcome Assessment (Health Care): Research aimed at assessing the quality and effectiveness of health care as measured by the attainment of a specified end result or outcome. Measures include parameters such as improved health, lowered morbidity or mortality, and improvement of abnormal states (such as elevated blood pressure).Inuits: Inuktitut-speakers generally associated with the northern polar region.Time Factors: Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.Community Health Centers: Facilities which administer the delivery of health care services to people living in a community or neighborhood.Outcome and Process Assessment (Health Care): Evaluation procedures that focus on both the outcome or status (OUTCOMES ASSESSMENT) of the patient at the end of an episode of care - presence of symptoms, level of activity, and mortality; and the process (ASSESSMENT, PROCESS) - what is done for the patient diagnostically and therapeutically.Health Planning Guidelines: Recommendations for directing health planning functions and policies. These may be mandated by PL93-641 and issued by the Department of Health and Human Services for use by state and local planning agencies.Urban Health: The status of health in urban populations.Netherlands: Country located in EUROPE. It is bordered by the NORTH SEA, BELGIUM, and GERMANY. Constituent areas are Aruba, Curacao, Sint Maarten, formerly included in the NETHERLANDS ANTILLES.Program Development: The process of formulating, improving, and expanding educational, managerial, or service-oriented work plans (excluding computer program development).Follow-Up Studies: Studies in which individuals or populations are followed to assess the outcome of exposures, procedures, or effects of a characteristic, e.g., occurrence of disease.Indians, North American: Individual members of North American ethnic groups with ancient historic ancestral origins in Asia.Biological Markers: Measurable and quantifiable biological parameters (e.g., specific enzyme concentration, specific hormone concentration, specific gene phenotype distribution in a population, presence of biological substances) which serve as indices for health- and physiology-related assessments, such as disease risk, psychiatric disorders, environmental exposure and its effects, disease diagnosis, metabolic processes, substance abuse, pregnancy, cell line development, epidemiologic studies, etc.Food Supply: The production and movement of food items from point of origin to use or consumption.SyriaEducational Status: Educational attainment or level of education of individuals.Social Marginalization: Individuals or groups, excluded from participation in the economic, social, and political activities of membership in a community.Patient Satisfaction: The degree to which the individual regards the health care service or product or the manner in which it is delivered by the provider as useful, effective, or beneficial.Telephone: An instrument for reproducing sounds especially articulate speech at a distance. (Webster, 3rd ed)Risk Reduction Behavior: Reduction of high-risk choices and adoption of low-risk quantity and frequency alternatives.Research Design: A plan for collecting and utilizing data so that desired information can be obtained with sufficient precision or so that an hypothesis can be tested properly.Poverty: A situation in which the level of living of an individual, family, or group is below the standard of the community. It is often related to a specific income level.Developing Countries: Countries in the process of change with economic growth, that is, an increase in production, per capita consumption, and income. The process of economic growth involves better utilization of natural and human resources, which results in a change in the social, political, and economic structures.Financing, Government: Federal, state, or local government organized methods of financial assistance.Primary Nursing: The primary responsibility of one nurse for the planning, evaluation, and care of a patient throughout the course of illness, convalescence, and recovery.Energy Intake: Total number of calories taken in daily whether ingested or by parenteral routes.Regression Analysis: Procedures for finding the mathematical function which best describes the relationship between a dependent variable and one or more independent variables. In linear regression (see LINEAR MODELS) the relationship is constrained to be a straight line and LEAST-SQUARES ANALYSIS is used to determine the best fit. In logistic regression (see LOGISTIC MODELS) the dependent variable is qualitative rather than continuously variable and LIKELIHOOD FUNCTIONS are used to find the best relationship. In multiple regression, the dependent variable is considered to depend on more than a single independent variable.MexicoAlcohol Drinking: Behaviors associated with the ingesting of alcoholic beverages, including social drinking.Health Services Research: The integration of epidemiologic, sociological, economic, and other analytic sciences in the study of health services. Health services research is usually concerned with relationships between need, demand, supply, use, and outcome of health services. The aim of the research is evaluation, particularly in terms of structure, process, output, and outcome. (From Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2d ed)ArthritisUrban Population: The inhabitants of a city or town, including metropolitan areas and suburban areas.Risk Assessment: The qualitative or quantitative estimation of the likelihood of adverse effects that may result from exposure to specified health hazards or from the absence of beneficial influences. (Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 1988)Alberta: A province of western Canada, lying between the provinces of British Columbia and Saskatchewan. Its capital is Edmonton. It was named in honor of Princess Louise Caroline Alberta, the fourth daughter of Queen Victoria. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p26 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p12)Depression: Depressive states usually of moderate intensity in contrast with major depression present in neurotic and psychotic disorders.Carotenoids: The general name for a group of fat-soluble pigments found in green, yellow, and leafy vegetables, and yellow fruits. They are aliphatic hydrocarbons consisting of a polyisoprene backbone.Linear Models: Statistical models in which the value of a parameter for a given value of a factor is assumed to be equal to a + bx, where a and b are constants. The models predict a linear regression.Overweight: A status with BODY WEIGHT that is above certain standard of acceptable or desirable weight. In the scale of BODY MASS INDEX, overweight is defined as having a BMI of 25.0-29.9 kg/m2. Overweight may or may not be due to increases in body fat (ADIPOSE TISSUE), hence overweight does not equal "over fat".Healthy People Programs: Healthy People Programs are a set of health objectives to be used by governments, communities, professional organizations, and others to help develop programs to improve health. It builds on initiatives pursued over the past two decades beginning with the 1979 Surgeon General's Report, Healthy People, Healthy People 2000: National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives, and Healthy People 2010. These established national health objectives and served as the basis for the development of state and community plans. These are administered by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP). Similar programs are conducted by other national governments.Attitude to Health: Public attitudes toward health, disease, and the medical care system.World Health: The concept pertaining to the health status of inhabitants of the world.Epidemiologic Methods: Research techniques that focus on study designs and data gathering methods in human and animal populations.Epidemiologic Studies: Studies designed to examine associations, commonly, hypothesized causal relations. They are usually concerned with identifying or measuring the effects of risk factors or exposures. The common types of analytic study are CASE-CONTROL STUDIES; COHORT STUDIES; and CROSS-SECTIONAL STUDIES.State Government: The level of governmental organization and function below that of the national or country-wide government.Medication Adherence: Voluntary cooperation of the patient in taking drugs or medicine as prescribed. This includes timing, dosage, and frequency.Health Literacy: Degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions.Ambulatory Care: Health care services provided to patients on an ambulatory basis, rather than by admission to a hospital or other health care facility. The services may be a part of a hospital, augmenting its inpatient services, or may be provided at a free-standing facility.Nutrition Assessment: Evaluation and measurement of nutritional variables in order to assess the level of nutrition or the NUTRITIONAL STATUS of the individual. NUTRITION SURVEYS may be used in making the assessment.Needs Assessment: Systematic identification of a population's needs or the assessment of individuals to determine the proper level of services needed.Odds Ratio: The ratio of two odds. The exposure-odds ratio for case control data is the ratio of the odds in favor of exposure among cases to the odds in favor of exposure among noncases. The disease-odds ratio for a cohort or cross section is the ratio of the odds in favor of disease among the exposed to the odds in favor of disease among the unexposed. The prevalence-odds ratio refers to an odds ratio derived cross-sectionally from studies of prevalent cases.Patient Acceptance of Health Care: The seeking and acceptance by patients of health service.Iron: A metallic element with atomic symbol Fe, atomic number 26, and atomic weight 55.85. It is an essential constituent of HEMOGLOBINS; CYTOCHROMES; and IRON-BINDING PROTEINS. It plays a role in cellular redox reactions and in the transport of OXYGEN.Rural Health: The status of health in rural populations.Plants, Edible: An organism of the vegetable kingdom suitable by nature for use as a food, especially by human beings. Not all parts of any given plant are edible but all parts of edible plants have been known to figure as raw or cooked food: leaves, roots, tubers, stems, seeds, buds, fruits, and flowers. The most commonly edible parts of plants are FRUIT, usually sweet, fleshy, and succulent. Most edible plants are commonly cultivated for their nutritional value and are referred to as VEGETABLES.Self Efficacy: Cognitive mechanism based on expectations or beliefs about one's ability to perform actions necessary to produce a given effect. It is also a theoretical component of behavior change in various therapeutic treatments. (APA, Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms, 1994)Health Services for the Aged: Services for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases in the aged and the maintenance of health in the elderly.Severity of Illness Index: Levels within a diagnostic group which are established by various measurement criteria applied to the seriousness of a patient's disorder.Biomedical Technology: The application of technology to the solution of medical problems.Hospitalization: The confinement of a patient in a hospital.Quality Assurance, Health Care: Activities and programs intended to assure or improve the quality of care in either a defined medical setting or a program. The concept includes the assessment or evaluation of the quality of care; identification of problems or shortcomings in the delivery of care; designing activities to overcome these deficiencies; and follow-up monitoring to ensure effectiveness of corrective steps.Retrospective Studies: Studies used to test etiologic hypotheses in which inferences about an exposure to putative causal factors are derived from data relating to characteristics of persons under study or to events or experiences in their past. The essential feature is that some of the persons under study have the disease or outcome of interest and their characteristics are compared with those of unaffected persons.Evidence-Based Medicine: An approach of practicing medicine with the goal to improve and evaluate patient care. It requires the judicious integration of best research evidence with the patient's values to make decisions about medical care. This method is to help physicians make proper diagnosis, devise best testing plan, choose best treatment and methods of disease prevention, as well as develop guidelines for large groups of patients with the same disease. (from JAMA 296 (9), 2006)Quality Indicators, Health Care: Norms, criteria, standards, and other direct qualitative and quantitative measures used in determining the quality of health care.Hawaii: A group of islands in Polynesia, in the north central Pacific Ocean, comprising eight major and 114 minor islands, largely volcanic and coral. Its capital is Honolulu. It was first reached by Polynesians about 500 A.D. It was discovered and named the Sandwich Islands in 1778 by Captain Cook. The islands were united under the rule of King Kamehameha 1795-1819 and requested annexation to the United States in 1893 when a provisional government was set up. Hawaii was established as a territory in 1900 and admitted as a state in 1959. The name is from the Polynesian Owhyhii, place of the gods, with reference to the two volcanoes Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa, regarded as the abode of the gods. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p493 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p2330)Food: Any substances taken in by the body that provide nourishment.Men's Health: The concept covering the physical and mental conditions of men.Health Care Costs: The actual costs of providing services related to the delivery of health care, including the costs of procedures, therapies, and medications. It is differentiated from HEALTH EXPENDITURES, which refers to the amount of money paid for the services, and from fees, which refers to the amount charged, regardless of cost.Nutritional Sciences: The study of NUTRITION PROCESSES as well as the components of food, their actions, interaction, and balance in relation to health and disease.Health Care Surveys: Statistical measures of utilization and other aspects of the provision of health care services including hospitalization and ambulatory care.Health Expenditures: The amounts spent by individuals, groups, nations, or private or public organizations for total health care and/or its various components. These amounts may or may not be equivalent to the actual costs (HEALTH CARE COSTS) and may or may not be shared among the patient, insurers, and/or employers.General Practice: Patient-based medical care provided across age and gender or specialty boundaries.GermanySocial Support: Support systems that provide assistance and encouragement to individuals with physical or emotional disabilities in order that they may better cope. Informal social support is usually provided by friends, relatives, or peers, while formal assistance is provided by churches, groups, etc.Databases, Factual: Extensive collections, reputedly complete, of facts and data garnered from material of a specialized subject area and made available for analysis and application. The collection can be automated by various contemporary methods for retrieval. The concept should be differentiated from DATABASES, BIBLIOGRAPHIC which is restricted to collections of bibliographic references.Acute Disease: Disease having a short and relatively severe course.Functional Food: Components of the usual diet that may provide health benefits beyond basic nutrients. Examples of functional foods include soy, nuts, chocolate, and cranberries (From NCCAM Backgrounder, March 2004, p3).Reimbursement, Incentive: A scheme which provides reimbursement for the health services rendered, generally by an institution, and which provides added financial rewards if certain conditions are met. Such a scheme is intended to promote and reward increased efficiency and cost containment, with better care, or at least without adverse effect on the quality of the care rendered.Health Education: Education that increases the awareness and favorably influences the attitudes and knowledge relating to the improvement of health on a personal or community basis.Geriatric Assessment: Evaluation of the level of physical, physiological, or mental functioning in the older population group.Cooperative Behavior: The interaction of two or more persons or organizations directed toward a common goal which is mutually beneficial. An act or instance of working or acting together for a common purpose or benefit, i.e., joint action. (From Random House Dictionary Unabridged, 2d ed)Ablation Techniques: Removal of tissue by vaporization, abrasion, or destruction. Methods used include heating tissue by hot liquids or microwave thermal heating, freezing (CRYOABLATION), chemical ablation, and photoablation with LASERS.Patient Care Management: Generating, planning, organizing, and administering medical and nursing care and services for patients.Healthcare Disparities: Differences in access to or availability of medical facilities and services.Residence Characteristics: Elements of residence that characterize a population. They are applicable in determining need for and utilization of health services.Slow Virus Diseases: Diseases of viral origin, characterized by incubation periods of months to years, insidious onset of clinical manifestations, and protracted clinical course. Though the disease process is protracted, viral multiplication may not be unusually slow. Conventional viruses produce slow virus diseases such as SUBACUTE SCLEROSING PANENCEPHALITIS, progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (LEUKOENCEPHALOPATHY, PROGRESSIVE MULTIFOCAL), and AIDS. Diseases produced by unconventional agents were originally considered part of this group. They are now called PRION DISEASES.Process Assessment (Health Care): An evaluation procedure that focuses on how care is delivered, based on the premise that there are standards of performance for activities undertaken in delivering patient care, in which the specific actions taken, events occurring, and human interactions are compared with accepted standards.Mental Fatigue: A condition of low alertness or cognitive impairment, usually associated with prolonged mental activities or stress.Office Management: Planning, organizing, and administering activities in an office.Insurance Claim Review: Review of claims by insurance companies to determine liability and amount of payment for various services. The review may also include determination of eligibility of the claimant or beneficiary or of the provider of the benefit; determination that the benefit is covered or not payable under another policy; or determination that the service was necessary and of reasonable cost and quality.Cereals: Seeds from grasses (POACEAE) which are important in the diet.Community Networks: Organizations and individuals cooperating together toward a common goal at the local or grassroots level.Dietary Supplements: Products in capsule, tablet or liquid form that provide dietary ingredients, and that are intended to be taken by mouth to increase the intake of nutrients. Dietary supplements can include macronutrients, such as proteins, carbohydrates, and fats; and/or MICRONUTRIENTS, such as VITAMINS; MINERALS; and PHYTOCHEMICALS.IsraelNorthern Territory: Territory in north central Australia, between the states of Queensland and Western Australia. Its capital is Darwin.Incidence: The number of new cases of a given disease during a given period in a specified population. It also is used for the rate at which new events occur in a defined population. It is differentiated from PREVALENCE, which refers to all cases, new or old, in the population at a given time.

*  End-of-Life Care - Managing Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - Murtagh -...
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*  Chronic Kidney Disease | Medical City Dallas
Learn more about Chronic Kidney Disease at Medical City Dallas Main Page Risk Factors ... clinical practice guidelines for bone metabolism and disease in chronic kidney disease. ... Chronic kidney disease is a condition in which the kidneys are not working correctly. It ... Chronic kidney disease can also cause hypertension. Other conditions that can cause ......
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*  Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease past, present and future | Thorax
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*  Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease | Portsmouth Regional Hospital
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*  Chronic Lyme Disease: An appraisal
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*  Targeted culling of deer controls disease with little effect ... ( CHAMPAIGN...
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*  British Library EThOS: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, pulmonary...
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*  Symptoms of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) | Medical City Dallas
Learn more about Symptoms of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) at Medical City ... and prevention of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 2017. Global Initiative for ... www.lung.org/lung-health-and-diseases/lung-disease-lookup/copd/symptoms-causes-risk- ... As the disease becomes more advanced, it may occur after very modest activity. When the ......
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*  Diagnosis of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) | Medical City Dallas
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*  Diagnosis of Chronic Kidney Disease | Grand Strand Health
Learn more about Diagnosis of Chronic Kidney Disease at Grand Strand Medical Center Main ... underlying disease causing your chronic kidney disease:. * Complements 3 and 4 for ... The GFR determines the stage of chronic renal disease.. Stage Glomerular Filtration Rate ... With chronic kidney disease, the kidneys allow protein to leak into the urine. Different ......
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*  Third Lancet Series on Chronic Diseases: Mexico - Key Facts - OCDE
... OCDE.org. Données. Accueil de l'OCDE. Afrique du Sud. Bermudes. Cor e. tats-Unis. Ex-R publique yougoslave de Mac doine. Politiques et donn es sur la sant Third Lancet Series on Chronic Diseases: Mexico - Key Facts. NB: Additional key facts for Mexico are available on the Web page www.oecd.org/health/fitnotfat. 1 Overweight and obesity rates in Mexico are among the highest of the OECD area. 2 Up to 13 600 life years could be gained through individual prevention programmes in Mexico every year. Most prevention programmes would cost up to US$ 118 m every year, with individual counselling by family doctors costing up to US$ 674 m. All prevention programmes will cut health expenditures for chronic diseases, but only by a relatively small margin up to US$ 132 m per year. In Mexico, most of the prevention programmes examined will be cost-effective in the long run i.e. 100 years relative to the standard of US$ 20 000 per year of life gained in good health. Some programmes will take a longer time to produce thei...
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*  Vol 60, No 4 (2011)
West Indian Medical Journal. Journal Content Search. Content page: Vol 60: No.4: 377-501. Sixtieth Anniversary – West Indian Medical Journal Abstract PDF. The West Indian Medical Journal and the Non-communicable Diseases NCDs The Next 60 years Abstract PDF. The Road to the United Nations High Level Meeting on Chronic Non-communicable Diseases Abstract PDF. From Port-of-Spain Summit to United Nations High Level Meeting CARICOM and the Global Non-communicable Disease Agenda Abstract PDF. Chronic Non-Communicable Diseases and the Economy Abstract PDF. Chronic Disease in the Caribbean: Strategies to Respond to the Public Health Challenge in the Region What Can We Learn from Jamaica’s Experience. Abstract PDF. TS Ferguson, MK Tulloch-Reid, CA Cunningham-Myrie, T Davidson-Sadler, S Copeland,, E Lewis-Fuller, RJ Wilks 397. An Update on the Burden of Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors in Jamaica Findings from the Jamaica Health and Lifestyle Survey 2007–2008 Abstract PDF. TS Ferguson, DK Francis, MK Tulloch-Reid, NO...
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*  WHO | Publications on chronic diseases and health promotion
WHO. Publications on chronic diseases and health promotion. Skip to main content. Access Home Alt+0. Navigation Alt+1. Content Alt+2. Search Search the WHO .int site. Submit. Advanced search. Navigation Home. Health topics. Data. Media centre. Publications. Countries. Programmes. Governance. About WHO. Language عربي. 中文. English. Français. Русский. Español. RSS Feed. Youtube. Twitter. Facebook. Google +. iTunes. Play Store. Chronic diseases and health promotion. Menu Chronic diseases and health promotion. About us. Action. Country information. Topics. Publications. Media centre. . Publications on chronic diseases and health promotion Key publication. Preventing chronic diseases: a vital investment. The report makes the case for urgent action to halt and turn back the growing threat of chronic diseases, and dispels the long-held misunderstandings about heart disease, stroke, cancer and other chronic diseases. More information. Publications by health topic Blindness and visual impairment. Cancer. Cardiovascular...
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*  Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica vol.29 número3; Resumen: S1726-46342
... 012000300012. . . . Servicios Personalizados. Articulo. Español pdf. Español epdf. Articulo en XML. Referencias del artículo. Como citar este artículo. Traducción automática. Enviar articulo por email. Citado por SciELO. Accesos. Links relacionados. Similares en SciELO. Compartir. Otros. Otros. Permalink. Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Pública. versión impresa ISSN 1726-4634. Resumen. MIRANDA, J. Jaime ; WELLS, Jonathan C. K y SMEETH, Liam. Transitions in context : findings related to rural-to-urban migration and chronic non-communicable diseases in Peru. Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica. 2012, vol.29, n.3, pp. ISSN 1726-4634. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1726-46342012000300012. In order to better understand the emergence of chronic non-communicable diseases in low- and middle-income countries this article seeks to present, in context, different transitional processes which societies and populations are currently undergoing. Relevant factors for specific contexts such as Peru are described, ...
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*  Chronic Disease Prevention and Control - 20th National Conference - 2009
... Primary Navigation for the CDC Website. Home. About CDC. Press Room. A-Z Index. Contact Us. Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC en Español Search:. Go Button:. Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. Chronic Disease Prevention Home. Email this page. Printer-friendly version. 2009 Chronic Disease Conference. Home. Goal, Objectives, and Tracks. Conference Agenda. Program Book. Continuing Education. On-demand Webcast Now Available. Debate and Dialogue – Challenges and Opportunities. Abstract Submission. Registration. Hotel and Travel Information. Exhibitor Information. Media Information. Contact Us. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion NCCDPHP 4770 Buford Hwy, NE MS K-40 Atlanta, GA 30341-3717. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC will host the 20th National Conference on Chronic Disease Prevention and Control: Cultivating Healthy Communities. The 20th National...
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*  Coordinated Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion | CDC
Coordinated Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. Skip directly to search Skip directly to A to Z list Skip directly to page options Skip directly to site content. Start of Search Controls. Search The CDC Cancel. Start of Search Controls. Search The CDC Cancel. Coordinated Chronic Disease Prevention. California's Chronic Disease Prevention Messaging Toolkit California Department of Public Health has released a new online communications resource to assist local health departments and community-based organizations in crafting and sharing compelling chronic disease prevention messages. ASTHO Launches StatePublicHealth.org blog The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials ASTHO has a new blog dedicated to communicating credible, timely information on issues important to state and territorial public health. Updated Revisions to the Chronic Disease Indicators CDI Latest revision adds 27 new indicators, including new systems and environmental indicators that emphasize high burden diseases and...
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*  Preventing Chronic Disease | Prevalence of Multiple Chronic Conditions Among Medicare Beneficiaries,
Non-Hispanic black and Hispanic women had the highest prevalence of 4 or more chronic conditions, whereas Asian or Pacific Islander men and women, in general, had the lowest. We examined the treated prevalence of multiple chronic conditions by select Medicare beneficiary characteristics: sex, age in years 65, 65 74, 75 84, and 85, dual Medicaid enrollment, also known as dual eligible, and race/ethnicity non-Hispanic white, non-Hispanic black, Hispanic, Asian or Pacific Islander, American Indian or Alaska Native, and non-Hispanic other race. Our study population was 81.2% non-Hispanic white, 9.6% non-Hispanic black, 5.7% Hispanic, and 2.2% Asian or Pacific Islander. In this age group for both men and women, the prevalence of multiple chronic conditions was highest for non-Hispanic blacks and Hispanics approximately 50% for men and 60% 64% for women and lowest for Asian/Pacific Islanders 46.8% for men and 50.3% for women. Among men 65 or older, the highest prevalence of multiple chronic conditions was among non...
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*  House of Commons Hansard Written Answers for 7 Jun 2004 (pt 39)
To ask the Secretary of State for Health 1 how many charities working in international development were contacted in the consultation exercise on proposed changes to the National Health Service Charges to Overseas Visitors Regulations 1989; what representations they made; and if he will make a statement; 2 what the cost was of the consultation exercise in relation to the proposed changes to the National Health Service Charges to Overseas Visitors Regulations 1989; 3 how many copies of the consultation document on proposed changes to the National Health Service Charges to Overseas Visitors Regulations 1989 were printed; and how many responses were received. Chronic Disease Management Mrs. To ask the Secretary of State for Health what opportunities patients groups will have for input into plans for chronic disease management clinics. To ask the Secretary of State for Health 1 if his Department will publish exemplars for chronic disease management clinics; 2 what criteria he is using to select exemplars for chro...
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*  Getting Better With Age: 4 Chronic Health Problems That Improve Over Time
... View Newsmax Mobile. Home. Newsfront. America. Politics. Insiders. The Wire. Fast Features. Specials. Sci Tech. Slideshows. Jokes. Special. Economist Warns: Looming Market Collapse Will “Devastate” the Unprepared. Home. Health News. Tags: Allergies. Anxiety. Cold/Flu. age. health. better. older. 4 Chronic Health Problems That Get Better With Age. By Charlotte Libov. Thursday, 06 Jun 2013 03:00 PM. Close More ways to share... Stumbled. LinkedIn. Vine. Reddit. Delicious. Newstrust. Tell my politician. Technocrati. Short URL. Email Article. Comment. Contact. Print. A A. In our youth-crazed society, it s easy to feel that once you hit 50, it s all downhill with wrinkles, aches and pain, and worse. The fact is, research shows that there are aspects of health that actually get better with age. Take sleep, for example. It s long been thought that the quality of sleep declines with age. But that s not true. In a major study reported in the journal Sleep, researchers queried more than 150,000 Americans about thei...
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*  Obese Teens, Obese Adults Have Same Chronic Health Problems, Study Shows | digtriad.com
Obese Teens, Obese Adults Have Same Chronic Health Problems, Study Shows. digtriad.com. . Home. News. Weather. Video. Sports. Interact. About. . FEATURED:. Search. Obese Teens, Obese Adults Have Same Chronic Health Problems, Study Shows 5:02 PM, Nov 4, 2013. comments. Tweet. Facebook. Twitter. Google buzz. Del.icio.us. Digg. Reddit. Newsvine. Buzz up. Fark it. - A A A. + CBS News FILED UNDER. Watercooler. Teens who are seeking weight loss surgery may have similar problems to adults looking to have the same procedure done. A government funded study revealed that half the teens had at least four major illnesses linked with their excess weight. Three out of four had cholesterol problems; almost half had high blood pressure or joint pain; and many had diseased livers or kidneys. These kids weighed three times more than what is considered healthy, they weren't just teens "who want to fit into that cheerleading outfit better," said Dr. Thomas Inge, the study's lead researcher and a surgeon at Cincinnati Children's ...
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*  GACD members fund landmark research to reduce impact of hypertension
... . UCL Home. Prospective students. Current students. Staff. skip to navigation. skip to content. UCL News. UCL Home. UCL News. GACD members fund landmark research to reduce i... UCL News. UCL News home All news Student news Staff news UCL in the media UCL Opinion Services. Services for staff Services for media Get updates from UCL News. All channels. GACD members fund landmark research to reduce impact of hypertension 11 June 2012. In June 2011 the UCL Institute for Global Health was selected to host the Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases GACD Secretariat, working to curb chronic diseases such as stroke, diabetes, chronic lung disease and heart disease throughout the world. Today the GACD has announced that four of its member organisations will fund research projects on hypertension high blood pressure prevention and control in 15 low- and middle-income countries LMICs. The first coordinated funding effort among GACD members, this initiative includes 14 community-based research projects that will focus ...
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*  HRT risks outweigh benefits for chronic disease prevention, research confirms | The BMJ
HRT risks outweigh benefits for chronic disease prevention, research confirms. The BMJ. The BMJ logo Site map Search Search form Search Search. News Views HRT risks outweigh... HRT risks outweigh benefits for chronic disease prevention, research confirms. Research News HRT risks outweigh benefits for chronic disease prevention, research confirms BMJ 2013 ; 347 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f5885 Published 02 October 2013. Get access to this article and to all of thebmj.com for 14 days Sign up today for a 14 day free trial. Sign up for a free trial. Hormone replacement therapy HRT is not recommended for chronic disease prevention as the risks outweigh the benefits, further follow-up from the large Women’s Health Initiative trials has found. Get access to this article and to all of thebmj.com for 14 days Sign up today for a 14 day free trial. Sign up for a free trial. Sign in Log in using your username and password BMA members. Free trial Register for a free trial to thebmj.com to receive unlimited access ...
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*  WHOCC - WHO Collaborating Centres
... WHO Collaborating Centres Global database. Title of the centre: WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Medical Rehabilitation Director / Head: Dr. Luis Guillermo Ibarra Dr. libarra@inr.gob.mx drchavezarias@gmail.com. Mexico-Xochimilco 289 14389 DF Town: Mexico City Country: MEXICO Region: AMRO. Phone: 55 59 99 08 38 Fax: 55 56 03 91 27 Web Site: www.inr.gob.mx. Date of Designation: 27/Dec/2011 Last Redesignation: 27/Dec/2011 Expiry: 27/Dec/2015 Date of Discontinuation:. To contibute to PAHO/WHO in development guidelines on prevention and rehabilitation of disability in musculoeskeletal diseases. To assist PAHO/WHO in the implementation of prevention programs of disabilities at the countries level. On request of PAHO/WHO, to provide specialized training courses on rehabilitation of musculoskeletal diseases. To work with PAHO in developing disability research in musculoskeletal problems. Disabilities and rehabilitation excluding accident prevention. Injuries; violence & accident prevention. Ower: 3.2 - ...
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*  Emerging Disparities in Chronic Disease Risk Among Young Adults (Sastry, Clarke)
Emerging Disparities in Chronic Disease Risk Among Young Adults Sastry, Clarke. Overview. Search Projects. Browse Projects. Projects by Country. PSC Small Funds. Search All. U-M Researchers. Off-Campus Researchers. Training Faculty. Pubs. Overview. Search All Pubs. Browse All Pubs. Pubs by Country. PSC in the News. Overview. Small Funds. Alumni Award. Data. Overview. Search. Center Overview. Alumni Fund. Freedman Fund. Hermalin Fund. Mueller Fund. Weinberg Fund. PSC at 50. Search. Browse. Small Grants. PSC In The News. Emerging Disparities in Chronic Disease Risk Among Young Adults a PSC Research Project. Clarke The goal of this project is to examine early life influences on racial and ethnic disparities in chronic disease risk from an interdisciplinary perspective. Although chronic diseases exact their greatest toll on adults, their biological and behavioral origins are apparent much earlier in the life course. Research in this area has been hampered by data limitations, and little is known about the extent ...
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*  Non-communicable disease
Global health United Nations. Global Non-communicable Disease Network. Chronic kidney disease. Global health. The burden of non-communicable diseases in developing countries has increased however, with an estimated 80% of the four main types of NCDs — cardiovascular diseases, cancers, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes — now occurring in low- and middle-income countries. Action Plan for the Global Strategy for the Prevention and Control of non-communicable Diseases and with two-thirds of people who are affected by diabetes now residing in developing nations, NCD can no longer be considered just a problem affecting affluent estimation of the economic impact of chronic non-communicable diseases in selected countries. Global Non-communicable Disease Network. Previously, chronic NCDs were considered a problem limited mostly to high income countries, while infectious diseases seemed to affect low income countries. The burden of disease attributed to NCDs has been estimated at 85% in industrialized nations, ...
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*  YaleNews | Yale study reveals smoking is undertreated compared to other chronic conditions
YaleNews. Yale study reveals smoking is undertreated compared to other chronic conditions. Yale News. For the Media Yale Portal. More options. Magic Y. Calendar Videos Photos. Arts Humanities Business, Law, Society Campus Community Science Health World Environment. Topics Arts Humanities Business, Law, Society Campus Community Science Health World Environment Videos Photos Search. More options. Yale study reveals smoking is undertreated compared to other chronic conditions. By Stacey Bonet. June 21, 2013. Yale School of Medicine researchers have found that smoking is drastically undertreated compared to chronic conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, or asthma. A recent Yale study reveals physicians are failing to treat tobacco use, despite the fact that it is the leading preventable cause of death in the United States and that smokers are important candidates for treatment interventions, including behavioral counseling and medication. Analysis of the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey data from 2005 ...
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*  .. Preventing Chronic Disease Dialogue .. Select Month: June 2011 .. Getting Serious About the Prev
Preventing Chronic Disease Dialogue Preventing Chronic Disease PCD welcomes your comments on selected published articles and posts from experts from CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. PCD encourages an open dialogue among chronic disease prevention researchers, practitioners, and advocates. Check in weekly for new content. Preventing Chronic Disease. Preventing Chronic Disease Dialogue. Share Compartir. Select Month: June 2011 Getting Serious About the Prevention of Chronic Diseases June 15th, 2011 9:56 am ET - ESSAY Getting Serious About the Prevention of Chronic Diseases. Nicholas Freudenberg, DrPH; Kenneth Olden, PhD. Suggested citation for this article: Freudenberg N, Olden K. Getting serious about the prevention of chronic diseases. Prev Chronic Dis 2011;8 4 :A90. http://www.cdc.gov/pcd/issues/2011/jul/10 0243.htm. Accessed. Passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 marks an important step toward making health care available to all America...
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*  Chronic Disease Prevention and Control - Family & Community Health - Public Health Madison & Dane Co
Chronic Disease Prevention and Control - Family Community Health - Public Health Madison Dane County - City of Madison, Wisconsin. PHMDC HOME. SERVICES. CONTACT US. SEARCH. About Us. About the PHMDC. Office Locations Phone Numbers. Board of Health. Manager Contacts. Current News Releases. Archived News Releases. Services. Privacy Practices Notice. Contact Us. Environmental Health. Air Quality. Animal Services. Beaches. Food Protection. Healthy Homes Communities. Laboratory Services. Lodging, Camps Body Art. Private Septic Systems. Private Wells. Public Swimming Pools Whirlpools. Smoke Free Tobacco Control. Water Quality. Family & Community Health. Active Living. Breastfeeding Education Support. Chronic Disease Prevention Control. Getting Health Care. Healthy Birth Outcomes. Injury Free Living. Immunizations. Oral Health. Pregnancy Services. Wisconsin Well Woman Program. Woman, Infant Children Nutrition Program WIC. Communicable Disease. Communicable Disease. Resources for Schools and Child Care Providers. Res...
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*  Diseases of affluence
... 'Diseases of affluence' is a term sometimes given to selected disease s and other health conditions which are commonly thought to be a result of increasing wealth in a society. Examples of diseases of affluence include mostly chronic non-communicable diseases NCDs and other physical health conditions for which personal lifestyles and societal conditions associated with economic development are believed to be an important risk factor — such as type 2 diabetes, asthma,. They may also be considered to include depression and other mental health conditions associated with increased social isolation and lower levels of psychological well being observed in many developed countries. In contrast, the diseases of poverty tend to be largely infectious disease s, or the result of poor living conditions. Increasingly, research is finding that diseases thought to be diseases of affluence also appear in large part in the poor. Easy accessibility in society to large amounts of low-cost food relative to the much-lower ca...
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*  A way to save $303B in annual chronic disease costs | BenefitsPro
A way to save $303B in annual chronic disease costs. BenefitsPro. Core/group. Benefits Managers. Employer-paid. Employee-paid. Wellness. Retirement. Go to Benefits Managers. Retirement Advisors. Go to Retirement Advisors. Video Library. Contact Us. BenefitsPro. Benefits Selling. Home / Benefits Managers / Employer-paid. A way to save $303B in annual chronic disease costs. That s the conclusion of a year-long research project sponsored by the Vitality Institute, which reviewed existing data on chronic disease prevention programs, crunched the data, commissioned research papers, and finally conducted a series of forums to gather feedback. Based on the research, Vitality identified high-performing, evidence-based health promotion and chronic disease prevention methods that, it estimated, could save the United States up to $303 billion in annual health care costs if adopted by businesses and government agencies. Preventable chronic diseases such as lung cancer, diabetes and heart disease are forcing large numbers...
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*  CDC - Preventing Chronic Disease: About the Journal
... Skip directly to search Skip directly to A to Z list Skip directly to navigation Skip directly to page options Skip directly to site content. Submit Search The CDC. Submit Search The CDC. Preventing Chronic Disease. Get Email Updates. To receive email updates about this page, enter your email address:. Enter Email Address. Preventing Chronic Disease: 2014 in Review. Preventing Chronic Disease PCD is a peer-reviewed electronic journal established by the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. The mission of PCD is to promote the open exchange of information and knowledge among researchers, practitioners, policy makers, and others who strive to improve the health of the public through chronic disease prevention. Articles focus on preventing and controlling chronic diseases and conditions, promoting health, and examining the biological, behavioral, physical, and social determinants of health and their impact on quality of life, morbidity, and mortality across the life span. PCD ...
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*  More Americans Have Multiple Chronic Conditions : Disease Proof: "heart failure", appetite, "process
more americans have multiple chronic conditions disease proof heart failure appetite processed meat vegetables disease proof posted at am on january by gerald pugliese more americans have multiple chronic conditions a new study in health affairs claims more americans have multiple chronic illnesses than ever before the percentage of people with or more chronic illnesses rose from in to in for ages to it increased for ages to jumped for individuals older than and among all ages figures went up from and data reveals the number of americans with chronic condition like cancer diabetes high cholesterol and heart failure was in but rose to in obesity and inactivity are being blamed reuters reports and these maladies are hitting us in the wallet too on average obesity and it s sequelae cost the united states more than billion a year and physicians and hospitals usually fail to make a long term impact on the health of their patients which is evident when you consider a recent report revealing million americans have t...
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*  WHO | Knowledge resources
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*  We're getting sicker: More Americans have a chronic health condition - Vitals
... Health. Health. We're getting sicker: More Americans have a chronic health condition. adults, and nearly half of adults over age 65, have more than one chronic health condition, such as hypertension and diabetes, according to a new government report. The report said that in 2010, 21.3 percent of women and 20.1 percent of men between ages 45 and 64 had at least two chronic health conditions. In 2000, the rate among men was 15.2 percent, and among women it was 16.9 percent. Increases were also seen in adults older than 65, with 49 percent of men and 42.5 percent of women reporting in 2010 that they had at least two chronic health conditions. In 2000, the rates were 39.2 percent of men and 35.8 percent of women. By looking at trends in the rates of people with more than one condition, researchers are better able to make decisions about managing and preventing these diseases, and they can make better predictions about future health-care needs, they said. The increases were due mainly to rises in three condit...
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home the nutrition source disease prevention disease prevention in stumbleupon chronic diseases â including heart disease stroke diabetes and cancerâ account for some of the most common health problems in the united states according to statistics from the centers for disease control and prevention cdc yet many of these chronic diseases are preventable as theyâ re linked to poor diet and lifestyle choices including tobacco use excessive alcohol consumption and inadequate physical activity the cdc reports some sobering statistics about americans chronic diseases are the leading causes of death and disability of annual deaths are due to chronic diseases these preventable conditions not only compromise quality of life they add to rising health care costsâ of our health care dollars are devoted to treat these diseases among adults ages to diabetes remains the leading cause of kidney failure blindness and non traumatic lower extremity amputations the good news is that you have the power to help prevent chronic dise...
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Posted in Chronic Disease, Global Health, Obesity. A Massive Wave of Chronic Disease in China and India, link. Posted in Chronic Disease, Food for thought, Global Health, Obesity. R D Funding for Global Health Diseases 1. HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria Account for 80% of Disease Funding in Developing Countries, Report Says 2. Posted in Access to Health, Chronic Disease, Finance, Food for thought, Global Health, HIV/AIDS, Infectious Diseases, Malaria, Philanthropy. Posted in Access to Health, Chronic Disease, Conferences, Finance, Food for thought, Global Health, Leadership Management. Well Gupta is much more than that. This pick is good for both domestic and global health, and the two have never been so intertwined not just with the migration of infectious diseases across borders but also with the explosion in chronic disease and see here Jan 2009 Â in developing countries and issues like brain drain. Posted in Access to Health, Cause marketing, Chronic Disease, Food for thought, Global Health. Posted in Access to Hea...
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*  WHO | Overview - Preventing chronic diseases: a vital investment
WHO. Overview - Preventing chronic diseases: a vital investment. Skip to main content. Access. Home Alt+0. Navigation Alt+1. Content Alt+2. Search. Search the WHO .int site. Submit. Advanced search. Navigation. Home. Health topics. Data. Media centre. Publications. Countries. Programmes. Governance. About WHO. Language. عربي. 中文. English. Français. Русский. Español. RSS Feed. Youtube. Twitter. Facebook. Google +. iTunes. Play Store. Chronic diseases and health promotion. Menu. Chronic diseases and health promotion. About us. Action. Country information. Topics. Publications. Media centre. . Overview - Preventing chronic diseases: a vital investment. Misunderstanding #3. MISUNDERSTANDING #3: chronic disease prevention and control is too expensive. Some people believe that the solutions for chronic disease prevention and control are too expensive to be feasible for low and middle income countries. In reality, a full range of chronic disease interventions are very cost-effective for all regions of the world, inc...
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*  "Chronic diseases: the emerging pandemic." by Andre Terzic and Scott A. Waldman
... Search. Browse Collections. My Account. Digital Commons Network™. My Account. Jefferson Digital Commons. Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics. Faculty Papers. Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics Faculty Papers. Chronic diseases: the emerging pandemic. Authors. Andre Terzic, Mayo Clinic Scott A. Waldman, Thomas Jefferson University Follow. Publication Date. According to the 2011 World Health Organization Global Status Report, of the 57 million annual global deaths – a staggering 36 million or over 63% are due to chronic diseases. 1 Four noncommunicable diseases - namely cardiovascular, cancer, diabetes, and chronic respiratory diseases - emerge as the leading cause of mortality in the world, accounting respectively for 17, 7.6, 4.2, and 1.3 million deaths based on the latest available global epidemiology data. By 2020, global deaths due to chronic diseases are projected to worsen by at least 15 to 20%. It is estimated that the four major noncommunicable diseases will be responsibl...
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*  .. Tag: chronic diseases .. Rethinking health outcomes in the era of multiple concurrent chronic c
Tag: chronic diseases. February 12. Rethinking health outcomes in the era of multiple concurrent chronic conditions. Modern health care is very much concerned with outcomes. The language of outcomes is common  in policy development, clinical work, and research. For example, Health Quality Ontario states that the... Read more. April 25. Groundbreaking Canadian cohort studies aim to shed light on risk factors for cancer, chronic diseases. The British Whitehall studies helped establish the importance of the social determinants of health, while a Danish study of children provided strong evidence to disprove the damaging MMR-vaccine-causes-autism hypothesis. Read more. February 28. Health Links: Ontario's bid to provide more efficient and effective care for its sickest citizens. Ontario’s Health Links initiative is a “big manoeuvre” in a complex provincial system, acknowledges Helen Angus, associate deputy minister with the transformation secretariat of the Ministry of Health and Long... Read more. February...
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*  Chronic condition
Chronic diseases constitute a major cause of mortality and the World Health Organization WHO reports chronic non-communicable conditions to be by far the leading cause of mortality in the world, representing 35 million deaths in 2005 and over 60% of all deaths. Types Risk factors Prevention Epidemiology United States. 3 The majority of US health care and economic costs associated with medical conditions are for the costs of chronic diseases and conditions and associated health risk behaviors. Studies have shown that public health programs are effective in reducing mortality rates associated to cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer, but the results are somewhat heterogeneous depending on the type of condition and the type of programs involved. Chronic diseases like stroke, heart disease, and cancer were among the leading causes of death among Americans aged 65 or older in 2002, accounting for 61% of all deaths among this subset of the population. Heart disease is the leading cause of death from chronic d...
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*  Preventing Chronic Disease: April 2007: 07 0024
... View Current Issue. Issue Archive. Archivo de números en español. Search PCD. Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal. MMWR. Home. Volume 4: No. 2, April 2007 EDITORIAL Continuing Efforts in Global Chronic Disease Prevention. TABLE OF CONTENTS. Print this article. E-mail this article:. Send feedback to editors. Download this article as a PDF 99K. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view PDF files. Navigate This Article. • Author Information. • References. David V. McQueen, ScD Suggested citation for this article: McQueen DV. Continuing efforts in global chronic disease prevention. Prev Chronic Dis 2007 Apr [ date cited ]. Available from: http://www.cdc.gov/pcd/issues/2007/ apr/07 0024.htm. This issue of Preventing Chronic Disease PCD illustrates some of the breadth of work in chronic disease prevention being undertaken throughout the world. The wide range of activity includes health promotion, descriptive epidemiology, behavioral risk-factor surveillance, and purely exploratory and descriptive research. T...
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*  Psychology of Medicine: Chronic Disease Battle Requires Better Tools - The Doctor's Office - WSJ.co
... m. Psychology of Medicine. Chronic Disease Battle Requires Better Tools - The Doctor's Office - WSJ.com. The biggest challenge in primary-care medicine is dealing with the complications of obesity, diabetes and hypertension. We have drugs to treat the conditions. But we don't have potent enough public health measures, patient education and follow-up monitoring to avoid the heart attacks, strokes and chronic kidney problems that come with the modern disease territory. At my office we use a disease registry to track our patients with diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure. Most veterinary offices do that routinely, but not enough medical offices. In an insurance-driven world where a high volume of office visits is the only practical way to earn a living, managing patients with multiple chronic diseases is a money loser. Seeing four patients over the course of an hour pays much better than helping a patient with complex problems for a full 60 minutes. My office has invested heavily in an electronic ...
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*  Somatic Multimorbidity and Self-rated Health in the Older Population - ResearchGate
... For full functionality of ResearchGate it is necessary to enable JavaScript. Here are the instructions how to enable JavaScript in your web browser. Article Somatic Multimorbidity and Self-rated Health in the Older Population. Henrike Galenkamp. Henrike Galenkamp VU University Medical Center Message author. Remove suggestion. Arjan Braam. Arjan Braam University of Humanistic Studies Message author. Remove suggestion. Martijn Huisman. Martijn Huisman VU University Medical Center Message author. Remove suggestion. Dorly J H Deeg. Dorly J H Deeg VU University Medical Center Message author. Remove suggestion. Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, EMGO/Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam, VU University Medical Centre, Van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The Journals of Gerontology Series B Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences. Impact Factor: 3.21. 03/2011; 66 3 :380-6. DOI: 10.1093/geronb/gbr032 Source: PubMed. ABSTRACT Chronic diseases are important predictors of self-...
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... my Fitness. Reports. my SparkPoints. Fitness. Health & Wellness. Health A-Z. Healthy Heart. Videos. Family Wellness. Healthy Home. Community Home. SparkTeams. Member Blogs. CAYCESMOM. 17,685 SparkPoints. SparkFriends. SparkTeams. Awards. See All Awards. caycesmom's page Hi!. I'm Kelly. I'm 49 years old and I have one daughter, who keeps me smiling and laughing throughout this journey. It's been difficult as I have chronic health problems, but I refuse to sit around and wait for a diagnosis any longer. So far, I've lost a little over a hundred pounds slowly and I'm gaining back my life little by little. I am a big fan of SparkPeople and the great community here. The feedback from my Spark friends has really given me an extra ... I'm Kelly. I'm 49 years old and I have one daughter, who keeps me smiling and laughing throughout this journey. It's been difficult as I have chronic health problems, but I refuse to sit around and wait for a diagnosis any longer. So far, I've lost a little over a hundred pounds s...
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*  Why We’re Really Sick: The Epidemic of Chronic Diseases
... -- Select category -- About Me Body Composition Body Sculpting Cardio Exercise Commentary Diets Exercise Equipment Exercise Planning Green Living Healthy Eating Injury Prevention Meal Planning Personal Health Personal Training Product Watch Recipes Tools & Resources Infographics Weight Gain Weight Loss Weight Training Video My Rants. Why We’re Really Sick: The Epidemic of Chronic Diseases. Published in Personal Health. font size decrease font size increase font size. As evidence, over 500,000 people die each year from diseases linked to physical inactivity and obesity. Furthermore, rates of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and certain forms of cancer have all tripled over the past 30 years corresponding to decreasing levels of daily physical activity and increasing rates of obesity. People are living longer when compared to hunters and gatherers of the past but they’re considerably less healthy. To develop a better understanding of the epidemic of chronic diseases and their linkages to physical inactivity...
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*  Five simple screenings to get on path to healthy life | New Pittsburgh Courier
Five simple screenings to get on path to healthy life. New Pittsburgh Courier. Tuesday, October 6. Main menu Skip to primary content Skip to secondary content Home News Metro. National. Atlanta. Chicago. Detroit. Memphis. News One Newsroom. International. Archives. Entertainment Business Lifestyle Community Bulletin Board. Opinion Health Sport Youth People Classifieds Subscribe Subscribe to Print Edition. Join NPC s Email List. In Case You Missed It: Ditching Real Estate Brokers. Home. Health Five simple screenings to get on path to healthy life. Five simple screenings to get on path to healthy life Comments: 0. Leave A Comment Jun 8, 2011. By. New Pittsburgh Courier Editorial Staff. ARA —One in two Americans is living with a chronic disease. Chronic diseases are persistent and recurring, and are typically either hereditary or the result of factors such as poor diet, obesity or lack of exercise. Dr. Ian Smith, creator and founder of “The 50 Million Pound Challenge” and “The Makeover Mile” is a health and nutr...
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*  .. Spotlight: Men’s Fitness .. Emory Johns Creek Hospital continues Community Health Classes ..
Avoid high-fat foods and sweets and drink lots of water to stay hydrated throughout the day. Read More. Emory Johns Creek Hospital continues Community Health Classes February 12th, 2015 By Emory Johns Creek Hospital Looking for a way to kick start a healthier lifestyle in the new year. Taught by Andrew Pugliese, MD, a Disease Prevention Physician at Emory Johns Creek Hospital, will set the foundation with information on how a healthy, active lifestyle can influence personal risk factors for disease. Read More. Taught by Andrew Pugliese, MD, a Disease Prevention Physician at Emory Johns Creek Hospital, will set the foundation with information on how a healthy, active lifestyle can influence personal risk factors for disease. 21 :  Healthy Eating Habits and Their Effect on Chronic Disease Management. From fighting cancer to helping you get a good night’s sleep, cherries are one food that you shouldn’t be underestimating. Foods that Fight Breast Cancer For You Understanding Nutrition’s Role in Fighting C...
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*  Geroscience Summit Examines Intersection of Aging, Chronic Disease - The NIH Record - January 31, 20
... 14. NIH RECORD HOME NIH RECORD ARCHIVES NIH HOME PAGE January 31, 2014. Nearly 500 scientists, advocates and others interested in health and aging gathered in Natcher Conference Center recently for Advances in Geroscience: Impact on Health-span and Chronic Disease. The meeting s focus on geroscience, an integrated approach to the study of the diseases and disability associated with growing older, offered participants an opportunity to explore the interplay between chronic disease and its biggest risk factor aging in the hope of eventually opening new avenues for prevention and treatment. NIH director Dr. Increasingly, he said, a more careful study of the process of aging is allowing scientists to propose that risk factors for disease, including aging, need to be considered together rather than in isolation. The summit was developed by a relatively new organization the trans-NIH geroscience interest group, or GSIG. Murray discussed the Global Burden of Disease, Injuries and Risk Factors Study, a systematic...
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*  Preventing Chronic Disease: April 2009 Cover
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*  Preventing Chronic Disease: January 2004 Cover
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*  The Business Case for Diabetes Disease Management - HBS Working Knowledge - Harvard Business Scho
... ol. Harvard Business School. Working Knowledge. The Business Case for Diabetes Disease Management. A case-study discussion led by HBS professor Nancy Beaulieu asked why it is so complex for business and society, and what might be done to curb its incidence. That was the focus of a lively case-study discussion among some fifty participants led by HBS professor Nancy Beaulieu at the 2003 Alumni Healthcare Conference on November 7. The participants, almost all of them health professionals, sorted through the risks and benefits of disease management for patients, employers, health plans, doctors and nurses, and society. A carve-out, as defined in the paper The Business Case for Diabetes Disease Management that Beaulieu co-wrote to launch the discussion, works like this: In a carve-out arrangement, a private disease management vendor typically takes on full risk for the care of patients with specific diseases like diabetes. Since long-term effects of the disease are measured in decades, it is complicated to fi...
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*  Chernew: Rising out-of-pocket costs in disease management programs
... Overview. Search Projects. Browse Projects. Projects by Country. PSC Small Funds. Search All. U-M Researchers. Off-Campus Researchers. Training Faculty. Pubs. Overview. Search All Pubs. Browse All Pubs. Pubs by Country. Browse PSC Reports. PSC Report Series. PSC in the News. Training. Overview. Faculty. Small Funds. Freedman. Hermalin. Mueller. Weinberg. Alumni Award. Data. Overview. Restricted Data. Search. Catalog. Journal Resources. Center Services. Center Overview. Alumni Fund. Freedman Fund. Hermalin Fund. Mueller Fund. Weinberg Fund. PSC at 50. Publications. Search All. Browse All. Country. Browse PSC Pubs. PSC Report Series. PSC In The News. Rising out-of-pocket costs in disease management programs Archived Abstract of Former PSC Researcher Chernew, Michael, A. "Rising out-of-pocket costs in disease management programs." American Journal of Managed Care, 12 3, 150-154. objectives: To document the rise in copayments for patients in disease management programs and to call attention to the inherent c...
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*  Heart Failure: Disease Management Programs - Genesis HealthCare System - Zanesville, Ohio
... Heart Care. Find a Doctor. Health Library Heart Failure: Disease Management Programs. Health Tools. Heart Failure: Disease Management Programs. Heart Failure: Disease Management Programs Skip to the navigation Topic Overview Many hospitals and insurers have developed disease management DM programs to educate people who have heart failure about their disease. Although it is a relatively new concept, studies and reports suggest that DM programs offer two main benefits: People receive more customized treatment. Patient education: Teaching people about heart failure and how they can prevent progression of their condition Proper monitoring: Educating people on how to notice a flare-up of symptoms or a change in their symptoms of heart failure Decision support: Helping people decide when they should make a doctor appointment versus when to visit an urgent care center. To achieve these goals, heart failure disease management programs usually provide a wide variety of services. The main reason for DM programs DM...
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*  Chronic Disease Management Program (CDM) | Office of Continuing Medical Education
Chronic Disease Management Program CDM. Office of Continuing Medical Education. The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Search Brown. Office of Continuing Medical Education. Online Activities. Chronic Disease Management Program CDM. Chronic Disease Management Program CDM In order to view Chronic Disease Management Program CDM Webcasts, you must be registered with our office. Expires 8-27-17. Expires 6-25-17. Expires 5-28-17. National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services CLAS in Health and Health Care Release: 4-23-15. Expires 4-23-17. Expires 3-27-17. Expires 2-26-17. Understanding Diabetes Standards of Care Release: 1-22-15. Expires 1-22-17. Release: 12-18-14. Expires 12-18-16. Expires 9-25-16. Expires 8-21-16. Expires 6-19-2016. Expires 5-29-2016. Expires: 4-29-2016. Prediabetes: Current Understanding and Available Programs Release: 3-27-2014. Expires: 3-27-2016. Data Optimization in Population Management Release: 2-27-2014. Expires: 2-27-2016. Expires: 1-16-2016. R...
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*  Disease management - Psychology Wiki
... Wikia. Psychology Wiki Navigation On the Wiki. Changes: Disease management Edit. Illnesses that Disease Management would concern itself with would include: ], ], ], ], ], ], ], ], and other common ailments. Illnesses that Disease Management would concern itself with would include: ], ], ], ], ], ], ], ], and other common ailments. − In the United States, Disease Management DM is a large industry with many vendors. DM is especially important to health insurers, agencies, trusts, associations and employers who offer health insurance. A Mercer Consulting study indicated that the percentage of employer-sponsored health plans offering disease management programs grew to 58% in 2003, up from 41% in 2002. + In the United States, Disease Management DM is a large industry with many vendors. A Mercer Consulting study indicated that the percentage of employer-sponsored health plans offering disease management programs grew to 58% in 2003, up from 41% in 2002. The idea is that with the right tools, experts, and equi...
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*  Disease Management for Rare and Complex Diseases - BCBSND
... Skip to Content. Employers. Providers. Agents. Sign In / Register. Member. username. password. Forgot your username or password. Are you a member, but not registered yet. Sign up now. Sign in. Search. Wellness Care Programs. Employer Resources. Manage My Benefits. Employers. Wellness Care Programs. Condition/Disease Management. Rare Complex Disease Management. Wellness & Care Programs. Prevention and Wellness. Condition/Disease Management. MediQHome. Rare Complex Disease Management. Disease Management Program Helps Manage Rare and Complex Conditions When an employee has a rare or complex disease, things can get complicated. BCBSND's disease management program, in partnership with Accordant, helps those employees live their best lives by equipping them to be proactive in managing specific conditions. To accomplish that, we work alongside your doctors, providing tips, tools and support to help employees: Know possible health risks and concerns. Keep motivated to stay in the best of health. Find nearby reso...
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*  Children's Names New Hepatology Director To Develop Cutting-Edge Liver Disease Management Program
... Contact Children's. Pediatric Clinical and Translational Research Center. Childrens Foundation. Children's Names New Hepatology Director To Develop Cutting-Edge Liver Disease Management Program. For Immediate Release Children's Names New Hepatology Director To Develop Cutting-Edge Liver Disease Management Program Pittsburgh, Pa. Shneider, MD, has been named director of Pediatric Hepatology at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. Shneider comes to Children's Hospital from The Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, where he served as chief of Pediatric Hepatology and was a tenured professor of Pediatrics. I wanted to be a part of that, all the while developing a quality pediatric hepatology program that provides cutting-edge therapies for children with liver disease and performs state-of-the-art research, Dr. Shneider's caliber here at Children's to ensure continued growth in pediatric hepatology and to provide outstanding multidisciplinary care for children with liver disease through clinical a...
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*  Disease management (health)
Medicare Health Support project, 2005–2011. 8 Medicare Health Support project, 2005–2011. Section 721 of the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 authorized the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services CMS to conduct what became the "Medicare Health Support" project to examine disease management. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Comparing the 163,107 patients randomized to the intervention group with the 79,310 patients randomized to the control group, the researchers found that "disease-management programs did not reduce hospital admissions or emergency room visits, as compared with usual care." Furthermore, there was "no demonstrable savings in Medicare expenditures," with the net fees for disease management ranging from 3.8% to 10.9% per patient per month. Studies that have reviewed other studies on the effectiveness of disease management include the following:. A 2005 review of 44 studies on disease management found a p...
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*  Disease Management - Riding the New Wave of CareThe 411 on Parkinson's
Disease Management - Riding the New Wave of Care. For About and By Caregivers. Disease Management Riding the New Wave of Care. Disease management programs also identify and stratify high cost cases by identifying risk management / high cost populations through patient profiling through the data collection process that is part of the DM process. Since the ultimate goal of any program is to show a return on investment through the DM care interventions activities with their members, the goal for DM is cost cutting practices through patient care interventions by DM. It is the DM philosophy that by providing the patients’ education in the best practices towards their individual medical needs they will stay healthy longer with the equally nice side effect of cutting high user costs. It is often the DM nurses who find themselves fielding inquiries from both the patient and caregiver. In turn, DM can provide the empathic ear as well as untried care practices the caregiver can implement while providing care. The metho...
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*  Changing Patient Behavior : Improving Outcomes in Health and Disease Management 01 edition, Richard
... Ed. Changing Patient Behavior : Improving Outcomes in Health and Disease Management. Changing Patient Behavior : Improving Outcomes in Health and Disease Management - 01 edition ISBN13: 978-0787952792 by Richard Ed. Nationally known disease management authority Richard Patterson has assembled a stellar lineup of contirubtions from fifteen major health experts, creating an indispensable guide to making the patient integral to the management of his or her own health.Richard Patterson is executive vice president, director of development for HealthAnswers, Inc., a business-to-business health management and wellness services company. Author Bio Patterson, Richard : HealthAnswers, Inc. Richard Patterson is executive vice president, director of development for HealthAnswers, Inc., a business-to-business health management and wellness service company. THE ROLE OF PATIENT BEHAVIOR IN HEALTH AND DISEASE MANAGEMENT. Implementing Behavior Change Methods C. Changing Patient Behavior : Improving Outcomes in Health and...
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DMPC, the founder and first president of the Disease Management Association of America and the person most often credited with establishing the metrics by which disease management is measured announced today that he will be personally validating and guaranteeing disease management DM and wellness outcomes for an elite, award-winning group of vendors, health plans, benefits consultants and employers. I am vouching that the elite companies already on this list can achieve savings to my satisfaction, and I will do the same for other organizations that can meet that standard. The bottom line: I will financially guarantee any valid savings calculation." This elite group currently includes only organizations that have won awards from the Health Industries Research Co. "Healthways has long advocated for an industry-standard outcomes methodology so that customers and prospects could differentiate 'fact from fiction' in evaluating the value promises of health, wellness, prevention and chronic care programs. Being sele...
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*  Patente US7297108 - Disease management system and method including analysis of disease specific ...
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*  Improving the Care of Diabetic Patients: A Randomized Trial of a Family Physician Office-Based Chron
... ic Disease Care Model for Patients With Type 2 Diabetes - Full Text View - ClinicalTrials.gov. Official Title: Single-blinded, Two-arm, Randomized Clinical Trial of Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus That Will Compare'Usual Care' With an 'Enhanced Care' Model of Chronic Disease Management That is Based in the Practices of Family Physicians Participating in Primary Care Networks PCN's. Experimental: Enhanced Care Group In the enhanced care group intervention arm the participants will receive a multifactorial intervention with three main components that include: optimized medical management, 2 support for development of enhanced patient self management skills, and 3 organized proactive follow-up by chronic disease management teams to support improvement in care. Other: multifactorial approach - for enhanced care group optimized medical management support for development of enhanced patient self management skills organized proactive follow-up chronic disease management teams. Detailed Description: This i...
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321 search hits. search hits 1 to 10. Monitoring of Individual Needs in Diabetes MIND -2 : follow-up data from the cross-national Diabetes Attitudes, Wishes, and Needs DAWN MIND study. OBJECTIVE: To test the effects of implementing computer-assisted Monitoring of Individual Needs in Diabetes MIND in routine diabetes care on psychological status and glycemic control, identify predictors of poor psychological outcomes, and evaluate care providers' experiences. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: The MIND procedure was implemented as part of the annual review in diabetes clinics across eight countries in a prospective observational study with a 1-year follow-up. RESULTS: Of the total 1,567 patients, 891 patients 57% were monitored at a 1-year follow-up. Twenty-eight percent of the patients screened positive for depression and/or diabetes distress at baseline and considered cases, 17% of whom were receiving psychological care. Cases were significantly more often female and had type 2 diabetes and worse glycemic control ...
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(1/24046) Rational sequence of tests for pancreatic function.

Of 144 patients with suspected pancreatic disease in whom a 75Se-selenomethionine scan was performed, endoscopic retrograde pancreatography (ERP) was successful in 108 (75%). The final diagnosis is known in 100 patients and has been compared with scan and ERP findings. A normal scan reliably indicated a normal pancreas, but the scan was falsely abnormal in 30%. ERP distinguished between carcinoma and chronic pancreatitis in 84% of cases but was falsely normal in five patients with pancreatic disease. In extrahepatic biliary disease both tests tended to give falsely abnormal results. A sequence of tests to provide a rapid and reliable assessment of pancreatic function should be a radio-isotope scan, followed by ERP if the results of the scan are abnormal, and a Lundh test if the scan is abnormal but the findings on ERP are normal.  (+info)

(2/24046) Enhanced Th1 activity and development of chronic enterocolitis in mice devoid of Stat3 in macrophages and neutrophils.

We have generated mice with a cell type-specific disruption of the Stat3 gene in macrophages and neutrophils. The mutant mice are highly susceptible to endotoxin shock with increased production of inflammatory cytokines such as TNF alpha, IL-1, IFN gamma, and IL-6. Endotoxin-induced production of inflammatory cytokines is augmented because the suppressive effects of IL-10 on inflammatory cytokine production from macrophages and neutrophils are completely abolished. The mice show a polarized immune response toward the Th1 type and develop chronic enterocolitis with age. Taken together, Stat3 plays a critical role in deactivation of macrophages and neutrophils mainly exerted by IL-10.  (+info)

(3/24046) Reconstruction for chronic dysfunction of ileoanal pouches.

OBJECTIVE: A retrospective review was performed to determine the results after surgical reconstruction for chronic dysfunction of ileal pouch-anal procedures for ulcerative colitis and familial colonic polyposis at a university medical center. METHODS: During the 20-year period from 1978 to 1998, 601 patients underwent colectomy and ileal pouch-anal anastomosis (IPAA) for ulcerative colitis, familial colonic polyposis, or Hirschsprung's disease. A J pouch was used for 351 patients, a lateral pouch for 221, an S pouch for 6, and a straight pull-through for 23. Acute complications after pouch construction have been detailed in previous publications and are not included in this study. Chronic pouch stasis with diarrhea, frequency, urgency, and soiling gradually became more severe in 164 patients (27.3%), associated with pouch enlargement, an elongated efferent limb, and obstruction to pouch outflow, largely related to the pouch configuration used during the authors' early clinical experience. These patients were sufficiently symptomatic to be considered for reconstruction (mean 68 months after IPAA). Transanal resection of an elongated IPAA spout was performed on 58 patients; abdominoperineal mobilization of the pouch with resection and tapering of the lower end (AP reconstruction) and ileoanal anastomosis on 83; pouch removal and new pouch construction on 7; and conversion of a straight pull-through to a pouch on 16. RESULTS: Good long-term results (mean 7.7 years) with improvement in symptoms occurred in 98% of transanal resections, 91.5% of AP reconstructions, 86% of new pouch constructions, and 100% of conversions of a straight pull-through to a pouch. The average number of bowel movements per 24 hours at 6 months was 4.8. Complications occurred in 11.6% of reconstructed patients. Five of the 164 patients (3.1%) required eventual pouch removal and permanent ileostomy. The high rate of pouch revision in this series of patients undergoing IPAA is due to a policy of aggressive correction when patients do not experience an optimal functional result, or have a progressive worsening of their status. CONCLUSIONS: Although occasionally a major undertaking, reconstruction of ileoanal pouches with progressive dysfunction due to large size or a long efferent limb has resulted in marked improvement in intestinal function in >93% of patients and has reduced the need for late pouch removal.  (+info)

(4/24046) Risk of major liver resection in patients with underlying chronic liver disease: a reappraisal.

OBJECTIVE: To explore the relation of patient age, status of liver parenchyma, presence of markers of active hepatitis, and blood loss to subsequent death and complications in patients undergoing a similar major hepatectomy for the same disease using a standardized technique. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA: Major liver resection carries a high risk of postoperative liver failure in patients with chronic liver disease. However, this underlying liver disease may comprise a wide range of pathologic changes that have, in the past, not been well defined. METHODS: The nontumorous liver of 55 patients undergoing a right hepatectomy for hepatocellular carcinoma was classified according to a semiquantitative grading of fibrosis. The authors analyzed the influence of this pathologic feature and of other preoperative variables on the risk of postoperative death and complications. RESULTS: Serum bilirubin and prothrombin time increased on postoperative day 1, and their speed of recovery was influenced by the severity of fibrosis. Incidence of death from liver failure was 32% in patients with grade 4 fibrosis (cirrhosis) and 0% in patients with grade 0 to 3 fibrosis. The preoperative serum aspartate transaminase (ASAT) level ranged from 68 to 207 IU/l in patients with cirrhosis who died, compared with 20 to 62 in patients with cirrhosis who survived. CONCLUSION: A major liver resection such as a right hepatectomy may be safely performed in patients with underlying liver disease, provided no additional risk factors are present. Patients with a preoperative increase in ASAT should undergo a liver biopsy to rule out the presence of grade 4 fibrosis, which should contraindicate this resection.  (+info)

(5/24046) In vitro induction of activation-induced cell death in lymphocytes from chronic periodontal lesions by exogenous Fas ligand.

Periodontitis is a chronic inflammatory disease which gradually destroys the supporting tissues of the teeth, leading to tooth loss in adults. The lesions are characterized by a persistence of inflammatory cells in gingival and periodontal connective tissues. To understand what mechanisms are involved in the establishment of chronic lesions, we hypothesized that infiltrating lymphocytes might be resistant to apoptosis. However, both Bcl-2 and Bcl-xL were weakly detected in lymphocytes from the lesions, compared with those from peripheral blood, suggesting that these cells are susceptible to apoptosis. Nevertheless, very few apoptotic cells were observed in tissue sections from the lesions. Lymphocytes from the lesions expressed mRNA encoding Fas, whereas Fas-ligand mRNA was very weakly expressed in lymphocytes from the lesions and in periodontal tissues. Since the results indicated that lymphocytes in the lesions might be susceptible to Fas-mediated apoptosis but lack the death signal, we next investigated if these lymphocytes actually undergo apoptosis by the addition of anti-Fas antibodies in vitro. Fas-positive lymphocytes from the lesions underwent apoptosis by these antibodies, but Fas-negative lymphocytes and Fas-positive peripheral lymphocytes did not undergo apoptosis by these antibodies. These results indicate that lymphocytes in the lesions are susceptible to activation-induced cell death and are induced to die by apoptosis after the addition of exogenous Fas ligand.  (+info)

(6/24046) The sialylation of bronchial mucins secreted by patients suffering from cystic fibrosis or from chronic bronchitis is related to the severity of airway infection.

Bronchial mucins were purified from the sputum of 14 patients suffering from cystic fibrosis and 24 patients suffering from chronic bronchitis, using two CsBr density-gradient centrifugations. The presence of DNA in each secretion was used as an index to estimate the severity of infection and allowed to subdivide the mucins into four groups corresponding to infected or noninfected patients with cystic fibrosis, and to infected or noninfected patients with chronic bronchitis. All infected patients suffering from cystic fibrosis were colonized by Pseudomonas aeruginosa. As already observed, the mucins from the patients with cystic fibrosis had a higher sulfate content than the mucins from the patients with chronic bronchitis. However, there was a striking increase in the sialic acid content of the mucins secreted by severely infected patients as compared to noninfected patients. Thirty-six bronchial mucins out of 38 contained the sialyl-Lewis x epitope which was even expressed by subjects phenotyped as Lewis negative, indicating that at least one alpha1,3 fucosyltransferase different from the Lewis enzyme was involved in the biosynthesis of this epitope. Finally, the sialyl-Lewis x determinant was also overexpressed in the mucins from severely infected patients. Altogether these differences in the glycosylation process of mucins from infected and noninfected patients suggest that bacterial infection influences the expression of sialyltransferases and alpha1,3 fucosyltransferases in the human bronchial mucosa.  (+info)

(7/24046) Diabetic peripheral neuropathy and quality of life.

The quality of life (QOL) of 79 people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes and 37 non-diabetic controls was assessed using the Nottingham Health Profile (NHP). The NHP consists of six domains assessing energy, sleep, pain, physical mobility, emotional reactions and social isolation. Symptomatic diabetic neuropathy was present in 41 of the patients. The neuropathy patients had significantly higher scores (impaired QOL) in 5/6 NHP domains than either the other diabetic patients (p < 0.01) or the non-diabetic (p < 0.001) controls. These were: emotional reaction, energy, pain, physical mobility and sleep. The diabetic patients without neuropathy also had significantly impaired QOL for 4/6 NHP domains compared with the non-diabetic control group (p < 0.05) (energy, pain, physical mobility and sleep). This quantification of the detrimental effect on QOL of diabetes, and in particular of chronic symptomatic peripheral diabetic neuropathy, emphasizes the need for further research into effective management of these patients.  (+info)

(8/24046) Reliability of information on physical activity and other chronic disease risk factors among US women aged 40 years or older.

Data on chronic disease risk behaviors and related variables, including barriers to and attitudes toward physical activity, are lacking for women of some racial/ethnic groups. A test-retest study was conducted from July 1996 through June 1997 among US women (n = 199) aged 40 years or more who were white, black, American Indian/Alaska Native, or Hispanic. The sample was selected and interviews were conducted using a modified version of the methods of the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. For behavioral risk factors such as physical inactivity, smoking, and low fruit and vegetable consumption, group prevalences were generally similar between interviews 1 and 2. However, kappa values for selected physical activity variables ranged from 0.26 to 0.51 and tended to be lower for black women. Discordance was low for variables on cigarette smoking and exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (kappa = 0.64-0.92). Discordance was high (kappa = 0.33) for low consumption of fruits and vegetables. Additional variables for barriers to and access to exercise ranged widely across racial/ethnic groups and in terms of measures of agreement. These methods illustrate an efficient way to sample and assess the reliability of data collected from women of racial/ethnic minority groups.  (+info)


What's the difference between Coronary Heart Disease and Chronic Heart Disease?


I have an exam coming up and we've been told to revise 'Chronic Heart Disease'. But there's hardly anything about that on the internet. Do I just revise Coronary Heart disease? What's the difference? I'm confused!
Hope you can help out.
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Chronic refers to longstanding disease such as coronary artery disease producing angina and heart failure. It does not include acute heart attacks.


What are the homeostatic mechanisms involved in chronic kidney disease?


How does chronic kidney disease affect homeostatic mechanisms?
What is the cause and what is the effect on homeostatic mechanisms, what are the treatments?
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The kidneys are regarded as homeostatic organs.  If you stop and consider what the kidneys do, you'll know how chronic kidney disease affects the homeostatic functions of these organs.

I'm not sure you're wording this question correctly  -- "What are the homeostatic mechanisms involved in chronic kidney disease?"  --  Kidney disease doesn't implement homeostatic mechanisms...it interferes with homeostasis..  

"How does chronic kidney disease affect homeostatic mechanisms?"  --   As I said, stop and consider what the kidneys do and then review how chronic disease affects the kidneys.

"What is the cause and what is the effect on homeostatic mechanisms"  --  Like I said...

"what are the treatments?"  --  Dietary restrictions, hypertension management, diabetes management, lipid management, weight management, smoking cessation, epogen injections, diuretics, vit. D, phosphate binders management, dialysis or transplantation.  Obviously, the course of treatment depends on the causes and contributory factors.


How do you deal with the diagnoses of a chronic disease?


I have been sick for some time. The doctor has ruled out all the small "fixable" things. He is left with having a few small tests done to confirm that it is MS (multiple sclerosis), a chronic disease with no cure. How do you cope with something like this while you are just waiting to find out what it is?
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For a start, you deal with things as they happen. You do not have a diagnosis of anything. No one doctor can rule out all "the small fixable things" to begin with. The tests for MS are small? This  story keeps getting more amazing by the minute!


How long can you live with chronic kidney disease and what is the percentage successful transplant?


Chronic kidney disease alot of people of them but dont realize it how long can live with the disease of you slow the progression down and what is the successful transplant rate
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 Normal GFR is between 90 and 100. Over the age of 40, everybody's GFR reduces by 1 point each year. When GFR gets below 15, a person receives dialysis. Kidney disease can be treated with careful attention to diet, usually a low protein diet. GFR can be improved by as much as 10 points by changing to a vegetarian diet. Soy protein is good for kidney function. There are many internet sites which provide information regarding vegetarian diets etc for kidney disease. There are also various natural supplements that improve kidney function, Co-enzyme Q10 for example.  As to how long you can live with kidney disease, it depends what caused it in the first place.  In some cases people can live for quite a number of years before needing dialysis or transplant.
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Why are there no symptoms between chronic and acute chagas disease?


I make a report about the disease, and I still couldn't find an answer why there are no symptoms occurring between the chronic and the acute phase, though the parasite is still in the body.  Also it would be awesome if somebody knows if there is something which is triggering the illness after a couple decades so that it becomes chronic and symptoms occur.
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Acute merely means it was newly diagnosed. Some diseases are considered chronic if they continue to wrsen, or you have the symptoms longer than usual.


What countries, especially in the EU, considers chronic Lyme to be an actual disease?


Many countries doesn't accept that chronic Lyme disease is a real medical issue, and therefore the health insurances don't cover it. 
My friend needs help but in the Netherlands, where he lives, he gets none. Alternative medicine costs a fortune. Is the situation better in other countries? He is interested in warmer areas because of his joint problems.
I would very much appreciate some valuable information!
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One problem is that many countries follow the Lyme guidelines put forth by the Infectious Diseases Society of America, which is a private medical society in the US that wields enormous power over public policy. And the IDSA stoutly maintains that chronic Lyme disease doesn't exist--making it difficult or impossible for those suffering from it to get appropriate treatment.

I don't know anything specifically about the Netherlands. There is a Lyme advocacy group in the UK called BADA-UK (http://www.bada-uk.org) which may be able to point your friend toward useful resources.

Other good sources of info about Lyme disease:
http://www.lymedisease.org
http://www.ilads.org
http://www.lymeinfo.net
http://www.lymediseaseassociation.org
http://www.lymenet.org
http://www.igenex.com
http://www.lymedoctor.com
http://www.touchedbylyme.org
http://www.facebook.com/lymedisease.org


What chronic disease do you THINK my friend is hiding from me?


Okay, my friend refuses to tell anyone about her Chronic Disease...she's keeping it a huge secret, exept for the fact she goes to Boston about twice a month (Doctors visit) and every once in a while gets SURGERY? Ummm?
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why you're so nosy is the actual question
maybe she just isn't comfortable with talking about her illness to other people
you should respect your friend and be there for her even if you don't know what's going on
maybe if you earn her trust she would tell you


How to know if chronic kidney disease is getting worse?


I was recently diagnosed with stage 2 chronic kidney disease and see my nephrologist every 6 months for blood work and check-ups. She said to come back earlier (next appt. is in March 2010) if I start feeling worse, but I'm not exactly sure what that means. I have been more tired and urinating alot more lately, but I'm not sure if that is considered "feeling worse"? 

Is there any way that I can test my GFR at home first?
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You are lucky to have caught this problem so early! First of all, for as much as doctor's visits cost, your doctor should let you call in and ask her what exactly she meant by that. Hopefully she is a kind person and discusses this with you over teh phone. If not;

You can't really test your GFR at home since it requires Techetium-99m DTPA to be injected into your veins and then multiple blood draws. However, there are other things to watch for. For example, blood int eh urine is NEVER ok! If you ever see blood inyour urine it means that the permeability of your kidneys has increased enough to let in blood cells. This is very serious and you should call your doctor immediately. 

When you say you been urinating a lot more, this could be good. If it is more in volume then it is a good thing but it is only more in frequency (and not volume) then it is not good. 

So, any blood in your urine, pain when urinating, or cramps before or after urinating are signs that you shuold go in earlier.