:: Journal Watch

:: Journal Watch
The Sentinel will track key peer-reviewed journals which address a broad range of interests in human rights, humanitarian response, health and development. It is not intended to be exhaustive. We will add to those monitored below as we encounter relevant content and upon recommendation from readers. We selectively provide full text of abstracts and other content but note that successful access to some of the articles and other content may require subscription or other access arrangement unique to the publisher. Please suggest additional journals you feel warrant coverage.

Concomitant Adolescent Vaccination in the U.S., 2007–2012

American Journal of Preventive Medicine
November 2016 Volume 51, Issue 5, p637-864, e119-e154
http://www.ajpmonline.org/current
Theme: Digital Health: Leveraging New Technologies to Develop, Deploy, and Evaluate Behavior Change Interventions
Guest Editors: Lucy Yardley, Tanzeem Choudhury, Kevin Patrick

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Research Articles
Concomitant Adolescent Vaccination in the U.S., 2007–2012
Jennifer L. Moss, Paul L. Reiter, Noel T. Brewer
p693–705
Published online: June 30, 2016
Abstract
Introduction
Concomitant (same-day) delivery of two or more vaccines to adolescents is effective, safe, and efficient. Increasing concomitant vaccination could improve coverage for recommended adolescent vaccines, but little is known about who receives vaccines concomitantly.
Methods
Data came from healthcare provider–verified records on 70,144 adolescents (aged 13–17 years) in the 2008–2012 versions of the National Immunization Survey–Teen who had received at least one dose of tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) booster; meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MenACWY); or human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. Separately for each vaccine, multivariable logistic regression identified adolescent and household correlates of concomitant versus single vaccination, stratified by adolescent sex. Vaccination took place in 2007–2012, data collection in 2008–2012, and data analysis in 2015.
Results
Among vaccinated adolescents, 51%–65% of girls and 25%–53% of boys received two vaccines concomitantly. Concomitant uptake of each vaccine increased over survey years (e.g., 2012 vs 2008: girls’ Tdap booster, OR=1.88, 95% CI=1.56, 2.26; boys’ Tdap booster, OR=2.62, 95% CI=2.16, 3.16), with the exception of HPV vaccination among boys. Additionally, concomitant vaccination was less common as adolescents got older and in the Northeast (all p<0.05). For MenACWY and HPV vaccine, concomitant uptake was less common for girls whose mothers had higher versus lower education and for boys who lived in metropolitan versus non-metropolitan areas (all p<0.05).
Conclusions
Missed opportunities for concomitant adolescent vaccination persist, particularly for HPV vaccine. Future interventions targeting groups with low rates of concomitant vaccination could improve population-level coverage with recommended vaccines.

American Journal of Public Health – Volume 106, Issue 11 (November 2016)

American Journal of Public Health
Volume 106, Issue 11 (November 2016)
http://ajph.aphapublications.org/toc/ajph/current

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AJPH SPECIAL SECTION: WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION
Whither WHO? Our Global Health Leadership
Elizabeth Fee
American Journal of Public Health: November 2016, Vol. 106, No. 11: 1903–1904.

World Health Organization Reform—A Normative or an Operational Organization?
Derek Yach
American Journal of Public Health: November 2016, Vol. 106, No. 11: 1904–1906.

Finance and Governance: Critical Challenges for the Next WHO Director-General
Julio Frenk
American Journal of Public Health: November 2016, Vol. 106, No. 11: 1906–1907.

A New Leader for a New World Health
Ariel Pablos-Mendez, Susanna Baker
American Journal of Public Health: November 2016, Vol. 106, No. 11: 1907–1908.

The Election of the Next World Health Organization Director-General Explained to a Visitor From Mars
Gilles Dussault
American Journal of Public Health: November 2016, Vol. 106, No. 11: 1908–1909.

World Health Organization: Overhaul or Dismantle?
Suwit Wibulpolprasert, Mushtaque Chowdhury
American Journal of Public Health: November 2016, Vol. 106, No. 11: 1910–1911.

At the Roots of The World Health Organization’s Challenges: Politics and Regionalization
Elizabeth Fee, Marcu Cueto, Theodore M. Brown
American Journal of Public Health: November 2016, Vol. 106, No. 11: 1912–1917.

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AJPH PERSPECTIVES FROM THE SOCIAL SCIENCES – ISLAM
Islamophobia and Public Health in the United States
Goleen Samari
American Journal of Public Health: November 2016, Vol. 106, No. 11: 1920–1925.

The impact of active surveillance and health education on an Ebola virus disease cluster — Kono District, Sierra Leone, 2014–2015

BMC Infectious Diseases
http://www.biomedcentral.com/bmcinfectdis/content
(Accessed 29 October 2016)

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Research article
The impact of active surveillance and health education on an Ebola virus disease cluster — Kono District, Sierra Leone, 2014–2015
During December 2014–February 2015, an Ebola outbreak in a village in Kono district, Sierra Leone, began following unsafe funeral practices after the death of a person later confirmed to be infected with Ebola…
Tasha Stehling-Ariza, Alexander Rosewell, Sahr A. Moiba, Brima Berthalomew Yorpie, Kai David Ndomaina, Kai Samuel Jimissa, Eva Leidman, Dingeman J. Rijken, Colin Basler, James Wood and Dumbuya Manso
BMC Infectious Diseases 2016 16:611
Published on: 27 October 2016

Medicine and the future of health: reflecting on the past to forge ahead

BMC Medicine
http://www.biomedcentral.com/bmcmed/content
(Accessed 29 October 2016)
Editorial
Medicine and the future of health: reflecting on the past to forge ahead
Dale Fisher, Paul Wicks and Zaheer-Ud-Din Babar
BMC Medicine 2016 14:169
Published on: 25 October 2016
Abstract
The development of new therapies has a rich history, evolves quickly with societal trends, and will have an exciting future. The last century has seen an exponential increase in complex interactions between medical practitioners, pharmaceutical companies, governments and patients. We believe technology and societal expectations will open up the opportunity for more individuals to participate as information becomes more freely available and inequality less acceptable. Corporations must recognize that usual market forces do not function ideally in a setting where health is regarded as a human right, and as modern consumers, patients will increasingly take control of their own data, wellbeing, and even the means of production for developing their own treatments. Ethics and legislation will increasingly impact the processes that facilitate drug development, distribution and administration. This article collection is a cross-journal collaboration, between the Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice (JoPPP) and BMC Medicine that seeks to cover recent advances in drug development, medicines use, policy and access with high clinical and public health relevance in the future.

BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth (Accessed 29 October 2016)

BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
http://www.biomedcentral.com/bmcpregnancychildbirth/content
(Accessed 29 October 2016)

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Research article
Obstetric outcomes for women with female genital mutilation at an Australian hospital, 2006–2012: a descriptive study
Women, who have been subjected to female genital mutilation (FGM), can suffer serious and irreversible physical, psychological and psychosexual complications. They have more adverse obstetric outcomes as compa...
Nesrin Varol, Angela Dawson, Sabera Turkmani, John J. Hall, Susie Nanayakkara, Greg Jenkins, Caroline S. E. Homer and Kevin McGeechan
BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2016 16:328
Published on: 28 October 2016

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Research article
Women’s status and experiences of mistreatment during childbirth in Uttar Pradesh: a mixed methods study using cultural health capital theory
Mistreatment of women in healthcare settings during childbirth has been gaining attention globally. Mistreatment during childbirth directly and indirectly affects health outcomes, patient satisfaction, and the…
May Sudhinaraset, Emily Treleaven, Jason Melo, Kanksha Singh and Nadia Diamond-Smith
BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2016 16:332
Published on: 28 October 2016

Life expectancy and healthy life expectancy of Japan: the fastest graying society in the world

BMC Research Notes
http://www.biomedcentral.com/bmcresnotes/content
(Accessed 29 October 2016)

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Research article
Life expectancy and healthy life expectancy of Japan: the fastest graying society in the world
We appraised time trends of Japanese life expectancy (LE) and healthy life expectancy (HALE) by gender, LE-HALE and (LE-HALE)/LE figures, along with the women–men’s differences. LE and HALE consistently linearly elongated for both sexes over the study period. Not only LE-HALE but also (LE-HALE)/LE values were still growing for both sexes. Public health measures, nursing-care/services as well as social security schemes are called for to further elevate longevities, HALE in particular, and enhance quality of life and well-being.
Shinkan Tokudome, Shuji Hashimoto and Akihiro Igata
Published on: 28 October 2016