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 Open Access DOI:10.23937/iaphcm-2017/1710004

Provider Recommendations for the HPV Vaccine: A Qualitative Study of Parent-Provider Interactions

Meers JM, Short MB, Zimet GD, Rosenthal SL and Auslander BA

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: December 30, 2017

HPV vaccination is recommended for all adolescents aged 11 and 12; however, parental hesitancy about HPV vaccination contributes to lower than anticipated rates of uptake. Recommendations from healthcare providers are associated with increased parental vaccine intentions and uptake, but many providers fail to deliver strong recommendations. We sought to describe provider-parent communications about HPV vaccination in a sample of vaccine-hesitant parents....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/iaphcm-2017/1710003

Demographic Study on Hepatitis A Infections among Outpatients of Selected Hospitals within Kaduna Metropolis, Nigeria

Timothy Waje, Anthony John Dadah, Muhammad Yusha'u and Chanu Iliyasu

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: December 16, 2017

Hepatitis A infection formerly called infectious hepatitis is caused by the Hepatitis A Virus. The infection is transmitted primarily via the fecal-oral route through contaminated foods or drinks. The Virus poses a significant threat to public health because of its ability to cause fulminant hepatitis which still remains a point of concern....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/IAPHCM-2017/1710002

Neck Pain and Low Back Pain in Medical Students: A Cross-Sectional Study

Jerry Y Du, Alexander Aichmair, Joshua E Schroeder, Paul D Kiely, Joseph T Nguyen and Darren R Lebl

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: November 18, 2017

Neck Pain (NP) and Low Back Pain (LBP) are among the top four major causes of disability. There is a paucity of data regarding the prevalence and Quality of Life (QOL) issues associated with NP and LBP in American medical students. The aim of the present study was to characterize NP and LBP in American medical students....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/iaphcm-2017/1710001

Comparative Analysis of Harms Associated with Conservative Management and Immediate Treatment among Low Risk Localized Prostate Cancer Patients: A Population Based Study

Palak K Patel, Matthew Perri and Randall L Tackett

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: September 29, 2017

Using the Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results Medicare-linked database, a total of 6,868 patients aged ≥ 66 years diagnosed with low risk localized prostate cancer in the year 2004 and 2005 were identified. Patients who received either immediate or delayed treatment (> 6 months after diagnosis) were followed for 5-years to determine toxicities and survival. ...

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