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  • Overview of the eastern caribbean health sector
  • The noncommunicable disease landscape in the Eastern Caribbean
  • NCD service delivery
  • Implications of a changing burden of disease
  • Strategies to address NCDs
  • Needs based analysis of the Eastern Caribbean nurse workforce
  • Density level
  • Lack of primary-health-care and specialized skills
  • Assessing the Eastern Caribbean nurse workforce through a health labor market approach
  • Supply
  • Demand
  • Productivity
  • Performance
  • The nurse education and training in the Eastern Caribbean
  • Dominica
  • Grenada
  • St. Lucia
  • St. Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Legislation to support HRH planning and management
  • HRH planning to address NCDs
  • The role of HRH planning in combatting NCDs
  • Analysis of core HRH planning functions in the Eastern Caribbean
  • Analysis of enhanced HRH planning functions in the Eastern Caribbean
  • Managing HRH to address NCDs
  • The role of HRH management in addressing NCDs
  • Analysis of core HRH management functions in the Eastern Caribbean
  • Analysis of enhanced HRH management functions in the Eastern Caribbean
  • Toolkit of resources to strengthen HRH planning and management
  • Conclusions and recommendations
  • Education
  • Management and planning.
xii, 659 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Current issues and challenges in chronic disease control / Matthew McKenna and Janet Collins
  • Methods in chronic disease epidemiology / Patrick L. Remington, Ross Brownson and David Savitz
  • Intervention methods for chronic disease control / Robert J. McDermott ... [et al.]
  • Chronic disease surveillance / Mark V. Wegner, Angela Rohan and Patrick L. Remington
  • Tobacco use / Corinne G. Husten
  • Diet and nutrition / Nasuh Malas, Kathleen M. Tharp and Susan B. Foerster
  • Physical activity / Barbara E. Ainsworth and Caroline A. Macera
  • Alcohol use / Mary C. Dufour
  • Obesity and overweight / Deborah A. Galuska and William H. Dietz
  • Diabetes / Donald B. Bishop, Patrick J. O'Connor and Jay Desai
  • High blood pressure / Leonelo E. Bautista
  • High blood cholesterol / Heather M. Johnson and Patrick E. McBride
  • Cardiovascular disease / Craig J. Newschaffer, Longjian Liu and Alan Sim
  • Cancer / Ross C. Brownson and Corinne Joshu
  • Chronic respiratory diseases / Henry A. Anderson and Mark Werner
  • Mental disorders / Danny Wedding
  • Neurological disorders / Edwin Trevathan
  • Arthritis and other musculoskeletal diseases / Rosemarie Hirsch and Marc C. Hochberg
  • Chronic liver disease / Adnan Said and Jennifer Wells
  • Kidney disease / Vishnu Moorthy and Jonathan B. Jaffery.
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  • Part I Foundations for Clinical Practice and Overview Chapter 1 Kidney Function in Health and Disease Alluru S. Reddi, MD, and Kishore Kuppasani, MS Chapter 2 Historical Perspective of Nutrition in Kidney Disease Mary Kay Hensley, MS, RD, CSR Chapter 3 The Changing Demographics of Chronic Kidney Disease in the US and Worldwide Garabed Eknoyan, MD Chapter 4 Nutrition Assessment in Kidney Disease Wm. Cameron Chumlea, PhD, David B. Cockram, PhD, RD, Johanna T. Dwyer DSc, RD, Haewook Han, PhD, RD, and Mary Pat Kelly, MS, RD, GNP Part II Chronic Kidney Disease During Stages 1-4 in Adults Section 1: Prevention Chapter 5 Hypertension Kristie J. Lancaster, PhD, RD Chapter 6 Diabetes Mellitus Joni J. Pagenkemper, MA, MS, RD, LMNT Chapter 7 Dyslipidemias Judith A. Beto PhD RD and Vinod K. Bansal MD Section 2: Treatment Chapter 8 Nutrition and Pharmacologic Approaches Kathy Harvey, MS, RD, CSR Part III Chronic Disease (Stage 5) in Adults Section 1: Treatment Chapter 9 Dialysis Karen Wiesen, MS, RD, LD and Graeme Mindel, MD Chapter 10 Transplantation Pamela S. Kent MS, RD, CSR, LD Section 2 : Management Chapter 11 Protein-Energy Malnutrition Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, MD, MPH, PhD Chapter 12: Nutrition Support Marcia Kalista-Richards MPH, RD, CNSD, LDN and Robert N. Pursell, MD Chapter 13: Anemia Management Arthur Tsai, MD and Jeffrey S. Berns, MD Chapter 14: Bone and Mineral Metabolism and Disease Linda McCann, RD, CSR, LD Chapter 15: Chronic Diseases: Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease, and Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection Sharon R. Schatz, MS, RD, CSR, CDE Part IV Nutrition in Chronic Disease in Special Needs Populations Section 1: Over the Lifespan Chapter 16: Pregnancy Jean Stover, RD, LDN Chapter 17: Infancy, Childhood, and Adolescence Donna Secker, PhD, MSc, RD Chapter 18: The Aging Adult Julie Barboza MSN, RD, APRN-BC Section 2: Management of Other Disorders Chapter 19: Acute Kidney Failure Wilfred Druml, MD Chapter 20: Nephrotic Syndrome Jane Y. Yeun, MD, FACP and George A. Kaysen, MD, PhD, FASN Chapter 21: Kidney Stones Orfeas Liangos, MD and Bertrand L. Jaber, MD Part IV: Additional Nutritional Considerations in Kidney Disease Chapter 22: Dietary Supplements Diane Rigassio Radler, PhD, RD Chapter 23: Issues Affecting Dietary Adherence Jerrilynn D. Burrowes, PhD, RD, CDN Chapter 24: Outcomes Research Laura D. Byham-Gray, PhD, RD Chapter 25: Suggested Resources for the Practitioner Patricia DiBenedetto Barb'a, MS, RD, Jerrilynn D. Burrowes, PhD, RD, CDN and Laura D. Byham-Gray, PhD, RD.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781588297815 20160605
The field of kidney disease has evolved over the years to encompass a broad and sophisticated knowledge base. This book provides a comprehensive perspective of the emerging science in nutrition in kidney disease. It is written by a collaborative group of distinguished dietitians and physicians who have devoted their careers to the care of patients with kidney disease. At the end of key chapters, case studies assess knowledge of the subject within the context of didactic curriculums. Appendices comprise an extensive and carefully selected list of resources.
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  • Preface
  • Part I: Current Status of Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior Research
  • Physical Activity Levels and Physical Activity Recommendations in Japan
  • Population Strategy for Physical Activity Promotion in the Community
  • Promotion of Strength Training
  • Does Newspaper Coverage Promote Cancer Prevention?
  • Health Impact of Light
  • Evaluation of Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior
  • Sedentary Behaviour
  • Prevalence, Trends, and Correlates of Sedentary Behavior
  • Part II: Effects of Physical Activity, Exercise, and Fitness on the Human Organism
  • Responses of the Autonomic Nervous and Endocrine Systems to Exercise
  • Exercise Modes and Vascular Functions
  • Exercise, Appetite Control, and Body Weight Regulation
  • Exercise and Food Intake
  • Role of Physical Exercise on Postprandial Blood Glucose Responses to Low-Carbohydrate/High-Fat Diet Intake
  • Posttranslational Modification of Proteins
  • Relationship of Cardiorespiratory Fitness and Obesity Genes to Metabolic Syndrome in Adult Japanese Men
  • Mechanisms Underlying the Suppression of Inflammatory Responses in Peritoneal Macrophages of Middle-aged Mice
  • Effects of b2-Agonist Administration on Bacterial Phagocytosis by Splenic Macrophages in Mice
  • Functional Roles of b2-Adrenergic Receptors in Skeletal Muscle Hypertrophy and Atrophy
  • Part III: Physical Activity, Exercise, Nutrition, Aging, and Health
  • The Role of Exercise and Nutrition in Lifestyle-related Disease
  • Vasopressin V1a receptor gene and voluntary exercise in humans and mice
  • The Role of Physical Activity in the Prevention of Atherosclerosis
  • Association Between Exercise and Diet on Maintaining Bone Health in Postmenopausal Women and Female Athletes
  • Pain Management Among Elderly People with Knee Pain
  • Effective Exercise Programs Among Frail Elderly People
  • Rowing
  • Influence of Aging on Postural Control in Terms of Sensory Movements.
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  • Introduction
  • Diseases and Medical Conditions
  • Pointer Documents.
This book outlines risk assessments for 28 diseases and medical conditions including the following aspects: genetics, biochemistry, serology, past medical history, family history, co-morbidities, age, gender, ethnicity, nutrition and lifestyle. Recommendations are made for how to avoid, eliminate or mitigate risks. Preventing measures concerning chemical compound intake, lifestyle and nutrition are proposed. The unique content and approach of the book to chronic disease management make it a state-of-the-art reference work, addressing a missing component of medical care and reflecting the cutting edge of preventive medicine.
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  • Foundations for clinical practice and overview
  • Kidney function in health and disease
  • Historical perspective of nutrition in kidney disease
  • Changing demographics of chronic kidney disease in the US and worldwide
  • Nutritional assessment in chronic kidney disease
  • Chronic kidney disease during stages 1-4 in adults
  • Prevention
  • Hypertension
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Dyslipidemias
  • Treatment
  • Nutrition and pharmacologic approaches
  • Chronic kidney disease (stage 5) in adults
  • Treatment
  • Dialysis
  • Transplantation
  • Management
  • Protein-energy malnutrition
  • Nutrition support
  • Anemia management
  • Bone and mineral metabolism and disease
  • Chronic diseases: diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and human immunodeficiency virus infection
  • Nutrition in chronic disease in special needs populations
  • Over the lifespan
  • Pregnancy
  • Infancy, childhood and adolescence
  • Aging adult
  • Management
  • Acute renal failure
  • Nephrotic syndrome
  • Kidney stones
  • Additional nutritional considerations in kidney disease
  • Dietary supplements
  • Issues affecting dietary adherence
  • Outcomes research
  • Suggested resources for the practitioner.
Nutrition in Kidney Disease, Second Edition addresses the relationships between nutrition and (1) normal kidney function and disease, (2) the progressiveness of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and strategies to prevent further compromise, and (3) the treatment and management of kidney failure especially during medical crises, such as acute kidney injury and its consequent nutritional therapies (e.g., enteral and parenteral nutrition). Demographic patterns, trends and outcomes in the current health care systems are explored in the United States and abroad. Disease prevention and management are presented over the entire lifespan, beginning with pregnancy, followed by infancy, childhood, adolescence, and adulthood, concluding with the elder years. Foundations for clinical practice are established by devoting a complete section towards conducting a comprehensive nutritional assessment, comprising of anthropometric, biochemical, clinical, physical parameters and psychosocial concerns unique to the kidney disease population. Nutritional therapy is also discussed across the spectrum of kidney disease, and pertinent aspects critical to successful management of disorders and conditions, such as bone disease, obesity, and nephrotic syndrome are explored. Nutrition in Kidney Disease, Second edition highlights cutting edge research in regards to exercise and functional outcomes, malnutrition and the inflammatory response, experimental therapies, and the use of complementary and alternative medicine, with a special emphasis on relevant preventative strategies.
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  • Chapter 1. The Physiologic Basis of Homeostasis
  • Section. Amplification Systems
  • Chapter 2. Nervous System
  • Chapter 3. Immune System
  • Chapter 4. Endocrine System.
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  • Introduction / C. Murray Ardies
  • Inflammation / C. Murray Ardies
  • Diabetes / Raymond E. Bourey, Meenakshi K. Kaw, Sumona Ghosh Lester, Simona S. Ghanem, and Sonia M. Najjar
  • Atherosclerosis / C. Murray Ardies and Christian K. Roberts
  • Osteoporosis / David W. Dodington and Wendy E. Ward
  • Cancer / Jonathan Cannizzo and C. Murray Ardies
  • Neurodegenerative disease / Aparna Raghavan and Zahoor A. Shah
  • Hunger and satiety signaling / Denovan P. Begg and Stephen C. Woods
  • Summary and recommendations / C. Murray Ardies.
"The idea of producing a book on the prevention of chronic diseases through exercise and diet was intriguing for me when I was first approached with the idea. I had been teaching nutrition, exercise, and health science courses with a focus on cellular aspects of prevention for many years and had to develop all of my own materials because very few books were available. And of those that were, they had a decided clinical approach with very little discussion about the actual biochemistry or molecular mechanisms involved in prevention. When I broached the concept with several potential coauthors, the prevailing opinion was that books that covered biochemical and molecular aspects of disease etiology also were in very short supply. Thus this book was born: an attempt to collate the latest cellular- and molecularbased research on the etiology of chronic diseases with how these mechanisms of cause are modified by various aspects of diet and exercise. Essentially, we have tried to produce a text that translates molecular-based data on etiology and prevention into a clinical prescription for the prevention of chronic disease. The focus on diabetes, atherosclerosis, osteoporosis, cancer, and degenerative neurological disease is because they are the major causes of morbidity and mortality by chronic disease and also because there is sufficient molecular evidence for a strong dietary and activity (or rather, an insufficiency of both) component to their etiology. The inclusion of a separate chapter on "Inflammation" became necessary when it was clear that inflammatory signaling is a fundamental component of each of these diseases and that reducing inflammation is key to reducing risk for all of these diseases. At the time we started, obesity had not yet been declared a diseas"-- Provided by publisher.
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  • Message from the Director-General
  • Preface
  • Abbreviations
  • Executive summary
  • Introduction
  • Current status of the global agenda on prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases
  • Chapter 1. Global target 1: A 25% relative reduction in the overall mortality from cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes, or chronic respiratory diseases
  • Chapter 2. Global target 2: At least 10% relative reduction in the harmful use of alcohol, as appropriate, within the national context
  • Chapter 3. Global target 3: A 10% relative reduction in prevalence of insufficient physical activity
  • Chapter 4. Global target 4: A 30% relative reduction in mean population intake of salt/sodium
  • Chapter 5. Global target 5: A 30% relative reduction in prevalence of current tobacco use
  • Chapter 6. Global target 6: A 25% relative reduction in the prevalence of raised blood pressure or contain the prevalence of raised blood pressure, according to national circumstances
  • Chapter 7. Global target 7: Halt the rise in diabetes and obesity
  • Chapter 8. Global target 8: At least 50% of eligible people receive drug therapy and counselling (including glycaemic control) to prevent heart attacks and strokes
  • Chapter 9. Global target 9: An 80% availability of the affordable basic technologies and essential medicines, including generics, required to treat major noncommunicable diseases in both public and private facilities
  • Chapter 10. Development and implementation of national multisectoral action plans to attain national targets
  • Chapter 11. The way forward to attain NCD targets: key messages
  • Annexes
  • Annex 1. Global monitoring framework, including 25 indicators and nine voluntary global targets for the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases
  • Annex 2. Methods used for estimating the NCD mortality and risk factor data
  • Annex 3. List of countries by WHO Regions and World Bank Income Groups
  • Annex 4. Country estimates of noncommunicable disease mortality and selected risk factors, 2010 (baseline) and latest available data
  • 4.1. Premature NCD Mortality
  • Probability of dying between exact ages 30 and 70 from any of cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, or chronic respiratory disease, 2010 and 2012
  • 4.2. NCD mortality
  • Comparable estimates of NCD mortality (total NCD deaths in 000s; % of NCD deaths occurring under the age of 70; and age-standardized death rate for NCDs per 100 000), 2012
  • 4.3. Alcohol
  • Comparable estimates, per capita consumption, heavy episodic drinking and prevalence of alcohol use disorders (population aged 15+ years), 2010 and 2012
  • 4.4a. Insufficient physical activity
  • Comparable estimates of prevalence of insuffi cient physical activity (adults 18+ years), 2010
  • 4.4b. Insufficient physical activity
  • Comparable estimates of prevalence of insufficient physical activity (adolescents 11-17 years), 2010
  • 4.5. Tobacco
  • Comparable estimates of prevalence of current tobacco smoking (population aged 15+ years), 2010 and 2012
  • 4.6. Body mass index
  • Comparable estimates of mean body mass index (adults 18+ years), 2010 and 2014
  • 4.7a. Overweight and Obesity
  • Comparable estimates of prevalence of overweight and obesity (population aged 18+ years), 2010
  • 4.7b. Overweight and Obesity
  • Comparable estimates of prevalence of overweight and obesity (population aged 18+ years), 2014
  • 4.8a. Raised blood glucose
  • Comparable estimates of prevalence of raised blood glucose (population aged 18+ years), 2010
  • 4.8b. Raised blood glucose
  • Comparable estimates of prevalence of raised blood glucose (population aged 18+ years), 2014
  • 4.9a. Raised blood pressure
  • Comparable estimates of prevalence of raised blood pressure (population aged 18+ years), 2010
  • 4.9b. Raised blood pressure
  • Comparable estimates of prevalence of raised blood pressure (population aged 18+ years), 2014
  • Index.
This global status report on prevention and control of NCDs (2014), is framed around the nine voluntary global targets. The report provides data on the current situation, identifying bottlenecks as well as opportunities and priority actions for attaining the targets. The 2010 baseline estimates on NCD mortality and risk factors are provided so that countries can report on progress, starting in 2015. In addition, the report also provides the latest available estimates on NCD mortality (2012) and risk factors, 2010-2012. All ministries of health need to set national NCD targets and lead the development and implementation of policies and interventions to attain them. There is no single pathway to attain NCD targets that fits all countries, as they are at different points in their progress in the prevention and control of NCDs and at different levels of socioeconomic development. However all countries can benefit from the comprehensive response to attaining the voluntary global targets presented in this report.--Publisher description.
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  • Section I. Theoretical and methodological issues
  • High-risk versus population prevention strategies for NCDs: Geoffrey Rose revisited in the twenty-first century
  • Current and future theoretical foundations for NCDs and health promotion
  • The nature of causality: beyond traditional evidence
  • Surveillance for NCDs and health promotion: an issue of theory and method
  • Section II. Lenses for understanding NCDs
  • Learning from the social sciences in chronic diseases health promotion: structure, agency and distributive justice
  • Contextual factors in health and illness
  • The social determinants of non-communicable diseases: a political perspective
  • Risk factors: tobacco
  • Physical inactivity and health promotion: evidence and challenges
  • NGOs addressing NCDs through a health promotion lens
  • Health literacy as a lens for understanding non-communicable diseases and health promotion
  • From healthy public policy to intersectoral action and health-in-all policies
  • Section III. Approaches to NCDs
  • Population health intervention research: a fundamental science for NCD prevention
  • Planning and management of cross-sectoral programs: strategies to address NCDs
  • The public policy approach: governments, institutions, welfare states and social justice
  • Accelerating action on NCDs: Understanding and applying a social determinants of health framework for changes
  • Cardiovascular health, risk, and disease: primordial and remedial strategies
  • Advocacy strategies to address NCDs: actions to increase the profile of physical activity
  • Advocacy strategies to address NCDs: tobacco control
  • Evidence synthesis to inform NCD prevention and health promotion
  • Using evidence to inform NCD prevention and heal promotion
  • The health promotion argument: NCDs and public health
  • Public health, NDCs, health promotion, and business partnering: benefits, concerns, remedies, and moving towards creative partnering
  • Section IV. Institutions and organizations
  • Framing international trade and chronic disease
  • Addressing NCDs through multilateral engagement at the United Nations: The role of WHO
  • Governance, policy, and institutions
  • NCDs and civil society: a history and a roadmap
  • Developing health promotion workforce capacity for addressing non-communicable diseases globally
  • Health promotion for NCDs in and by hospitals: a health promoting hospital perspective.
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  • Roles of innate immunity and inflammation in the aging brain / Eitan Okun ... [et al.]
  • Immune modulation of inflammation in neurodegenerative diseases : Alzheimer disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis / Michelle Mahanian ... [et al.]
  • Environment and the role of inflammation in chronic pulmonary diseases : the silent mediator / Hongwei Yao and Irfan Rahman
  • Role of inflammation and life style in chronic asthma / Eugene W.X. Ho ... [et al.]
  • Role of inflammation in rheumatic diseases / Ali Mobasheri, Constance Aldinger, and Mehdi Shakibaei
  • The role of inflammation in skin disease / Ricardo L. Berrios, Jigar R. Patel, Jack L. Arbiser
  • Inflammation and heart diseases / Naveed A. Adoni, Ghassan H. Abusaid, and Ken Fujise
  • Wound inflammation : from initiation to resolution / Sashwati Roy ... [et al.]
  • Role of inflammation in infectious disease / Ian A. Clark and Lisa M. Alleva
  • Implications of inflammation for neuropsychiatric disease : contributions and consequences / Thaddeus W.W. Pace, Charles L. Raison, Andrew H. Miller
  • Role of inflammation in gastrointestinal diseases / Sarah Kraus ... [et al.]
  • Pathogenesis of insulin resistance, the metabolic syndrome and inflammation : an issue of modern lifestyle / Paresh Dandona ... [et al.]
  • Role of inflammation in cancer development / Muthu K. Shanmugam, Vinay Tergaonkar, and Gautam Sethi
  • Chronic diseases caused by chronic inflammation requires chronic treatment : the anti-inflammatory style / Bharat B. Aggarwal ... [et al.].
"Oxidative stress and inflammation are among the most important factors of disease. Chronic infections, obesity, alcohol and tobacco usage, radiation, environmental pollutants, and high-calorie diets have been recognized as major risk factors for a variety of chronic diseases from cancer to metabolic diseases. All these risk factors are linked to chronic diseases through inflammation. While short-term, acute inflammation generated by the immune system serves a therapeutic role, chronic low-level inflammation that may persist "silently" for decades is responsible for chronic diseases. Inflammation, Lifestyle, and Chronic Diseases: The Silent Link describes the role of dysregulated inflammation in persistent and recurring diseases. It investigates links to lifestyle and presents research on how the suppression of proinflammatory pathways may provide opportunities for both prevention and treatment of chronic diseases. The book covers neurodegenerative diseases, pulmonary diseases, asthma, rheumatic and arthritic diseases, skin disease, heart disease, chronic wounds, infectious disease, neuropsychiatric disorders such as depression, gastrointestinal diseases, insulin resistance, and cancer, many of which are also diseases of old age. For each chronic disease, contributors review the clinical and scientific literature and examine current and potential therapies, including conventional pharmacotherapies as well as natural products. Noting that the long-term use of steroids and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can cause adverse side effects, many of the chapters address the role of dietary agents such as fruits, vegetables, legumes, pulses, nuts, and spices as ideal anti-inflammatory agents that can be consumed regularly. The book also suggests directions for further research. Clinical and science researchers, students, and health professionals interested in the link between inflammation, lifestyle, and chronic diseases will find this an informative resource"--Provided by publisher.
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  • Burden : mortality, morbidity and risk factors
  • NCDs and development
  • Monitoring NCDs and their risk factors : a framework for surveillance
  • Reducing risks and preventing disease : population-wide interventions
  • Improving health care : individual interventions
  • Tackling NCDs : the capacity of countries to respond
  • The way forward : taking action based on evidence and lessons learnt.
"This report sets out the statistics, evidence and experiences needed to launch a more forceful response to the growing threat posed by noncommunicable diseases. While advice and recommendations are universally relevant, the report gives particular attention to conditions in low- and middle-income countries, which now bear nearly 80% of the burden from diseases like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer and chronic respiratory diseases. The health consequences of the worldwide epidemic of obesity are also addressed. The report takes an analytical approach, using global, regional and country-specific data to document the magnitude of the problem, project future trends, and assess the factors contributing to these trends. As noted, the epidemic of these diseases is being driven by forces now touching every region of the world: demographic aging, rapid unplanned urbanization, and the globalization of unhealthy lifestyles"--Publisher's description.
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  • Background
  • Scope, goal, objectives and target audience
  • Global burden of NCDs
  • Role of research in the implementation of the Global Strategy Action Plan
  • Need for a prioritized research agenda for prevention and control of major NCDs to improve public health
  • Achievable outcomes through a prioritized research agenda for prevention and control of major NCDs
  • Process for the development of the WHO NCD research agenda. Initial phase of development of the WHO NCD research agenda
  • Ranking process
  • Finalization of WHO NCD research agenda
  • Key domains for research. Major NCDs. Cardiovascular disease (CVD)
  • Cancer
  • Chronic respiratory diseases
  • diabetes
  • NCD risk factors. Tobacco control
  • Nutrition, physical activity and obesity
  • Cross-cutting domains. Primary health care approach for prevention and control of NCDs
  • Social determinants and NCDs
  • Genetics
  • Promoting use of research findings to policies and practice for prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases
  • Top 20 priority areas for NCD research
  • Key elements required for strengthening the research capacity of low- and middle-income countries for implementation of the WHO NCD research agenda.
  • Contents of the compact disc:
  • 1. Working papers
  • 2. Reports of Meetings to develop the Prioritized NCD research agenda (2008-2010)
  • 3. Lists of participants
  • 4. List of other contributors and institutions that participated in the process of development and review of the prioritized NCD research agenda.
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