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Airway symptoms and lung function in the local population after the oil tank explosion in Gulen, Norway
(BioMed Central, 2012-12-12)
Background: Oil tanks containing a mixture of hydrocarbons, including sulphuric compounds, exploded and caught fire in an industrial harbour. This study assesses airway symptoms and lung function in the nearby population ...
Incidence and course of child malnutrition according to clinical or anthropometrical assessment: a longitudinal study from rural DR Congo
(BioMed Central, 2014-01-28)
<p>Background: Longitudinal studies describing incidence and natural course of malnutrition are scarce. Studies defining malnutrition clinically [moderate clinical malnutrition (McM) marasmus, kwashiorkor] rather ...
High maternal mortality in a rural south-west Ethiopia: estimate by using the sisterhood method
(BioMed Central, 2012-11-23)
<p>Background: Estimation of maternal mortality is difficult in developing countries without complete vital registration. The indirect sisterhood method represents an alternative in places where there is high fertility and ...
Reflections on global policy documents and the WHO's infant feeding guidelines: lessons learnt
(BioMed Central, 2010-10-26)
As the papers in this thematic series have illustrated, the postnatal prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) strategy has struggled with lack of local relevance. In an attempt to increase our understanding ...
Early rehabilitation of cancer patients - a randomized controlled intervention study
(BioMed Central, 2013-01-07)
<p>Background: Faced with a life-threatening illness, such as cancer, many patients develop stress symptoms, i.e. avoidance behaviour, intrusive thoughts and worry. Stress management interventions have proven to be effective; ...
Norwegian Psychomotor Physiotherapy and Embodied Narrative Identity. A theory generating study
(The University of Bergen, 2014-06-11)
<p>The aim of this thesis is to explore and develop the theoretical underpinning of Norwegian Psychomotor Physiotherapy (NPMP). In the first part (Paper I, II & III), the theoretical grounds for this physiotherapy treatment ...
A critical assessment of the WHO responsiveness tool: lessons from voluntary HIV testing and counselling services in Kenya
(BioMed Central, 2009-12-22)
<p>Background: Health, fair financing and responsiveness to the user's needs and expectations are seen as the essential objectives of health systems. Efforts have been made to conceptualise and measure responsiveness as ...
Standard basic emergency obstetric and neonatal care training in Addis Ababa; trainees reaction and knowledge acquisition
(BioMed Central, 2014-09-24)
<p>Background: In 2010, the Federal Ministry of Health of Ethiopia (FMOH) has developed standard Basic Emergency Obstetric and Neonatal Care (BEmONC) in-service training curricula to respond to the high demand for competency ...
European Porphyria Network (EPNET) for information, epidemiological data, quality and equity of service
(BioMed Central, 2010-10-19)
Identification of DNA methylation changes in newborns related to maternal smoking during pregnancy
(National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, 2014-10-01)
<p>Background: Maternal smoking during pregnancy is associated with significant infant morbidity and mortality, and may influence later disease risk. One mechanism by which smoking (and other environmental factors) might ...