European Journal of Preventive Medicine

Volume 3, Issue 5, September 2015

  • Determinants of Health Services Utilization among the Elderly in Calabar Municipality, Cross River State, Nigeria

    Osuchukwu Nelson Chukwudi, Inde Margaret Uyilewhoma, Osuchukwu Easter Chukwudi, Eko Jimmy Ebi, O’Neill Mary Emmanuel, Osonwa Okorie Kalu, Ekpo Ekpo Iyamba

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 5, September 2015
    Pages: 129-136
    Received: 10 July 2015
    Accepted: 14 July 2015
    Published: 1 August 2015
    Abstract: Background: Geriatric healthcare is increasingly becoming a component of the healthcare delivery system as the reality of healthcare for the elderly varies dramatically from one society to another. Objective: The general objective of this study was to identify the determinants of healthcare services utilization among the elderly in Calabar Municipa... Show More
  • High Rate of HIV- Positives in a Surgery Focused Medical Outreach in Jos Nigeria: Lessons from a Provider Initiated HIV Counseling and Testing

    Christian Isichei, Kenneth Enwerem, Mercy Isichei, Jean Njab, Charles Anyaka, Ngozi Okoro, Tinuade Oyebode, Prosper Okonkwo

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 5, September 2015
    Pages: 137-140
    Received: 3 August 2015
    Accepted: 10 August 2015
    Published: 19 August 2015
    Abstract: Background: Despite the multisectoral response to HIV epidemic and the promotion of combination prevention with HIV Counseling and Testing (HCT) as an entry into Treatment, Care and Support, coverage has remained low and certain HIV positive persons continue to witness stigmatization and discrimination.Though strategies to scale up HCT services hav... Show More
  • Public Awareness and Practices of Pastoral and Agro Pastoral Community Towards Zoonotic Brucella Infection in Afar Regional State of North East Ethiopia

    Angesom Hadush Desta

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 5, September 2015
    Pages: 141-146
    Received: 8 December 2014
    Accepted: 23 December 2014
    Published: 6 September 2015
    Abstract: Camel brucellosis represents a major public health hazard, which affects social and economic development in various developing countries including the pastoral areas of Ethiopia. A cross-sectional study was conducted to determine public awareness, attitude and practices of the pastoralists, agro pastoralists, animal health assistants and human heal... Show More
  • Optimum Sun Exposure Times for Vitamin D Status Correction in Saudi Arabia

    Fahad Alamri, Fahad Alshahrani, Yousef Al-Saleh, Mohammed Yehia Saeedi, Mussa Hussein Almalki, Nasser Al-Daghri, Abdulallah Alzahrani, Michael Holick, Ahmed Khair Ibrahim

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 5, September 2015
    Pages: 147-154
    Received: 7 August 2015
    Accepted: 15 August 2015
    Published: 7 September 2015
    Abstract: Vitamin deficiency is considered to be a major public health problem in Saudi Arabia, especially during summer. The major source of vitamin D is sun exposure. In this study, we aimed to determine the optimum time for sun exposure in four different cities (North, South, West and East regions) in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. In the current study ampo... Show More
  • Cervical Instability as a Cause of Barré-Liéou Syndrome and Definitive Treatment with Prolotherapy: A Case Series

    Ross A. Hauser, Danielle Steilen, Ingrid Schaefer Sprague

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 5, September 2015
    Pages: 155-166
    Received: 20 July 2015
    Accepted: 22 August 2015
    Published: 14 September 2015
    Abstract: Barré-Liéou syndrome, or posterior cervical sympathetic syndrome, has symptomatology related to underlying cervical instability. While classified as a rare disease, Barré-Liéou syndrome is likely underdiagnosed. Vertebral instability, occurring after neck ligament injury, affects the function of cervical sympathetic ganglia (located anterior to ver... Show More