Covid-19 Epidemic in Italy: Lesson Learning
Giangaspero M, DVM, MSc, PhD
Article Type: Editorial | First Published: March 30, 2020
2019 ended with the emergence of Covid-19 from China, a new zoonoses, possibly once again a virus from bats. Rapidly, the virus diffused in other countries. Italy was particularly affected, accounting for the highest number of cases and deaths in Europe. Stringent measures have been applied at national level to contain the health risk. In 2019, Europe was focused on various social, economic and political issues, as welcoming or not migrants, or contesting legal reforms as on retirement in France...
Prevalence of Hepatitis C Virus and Other Comorbidities in Dialysis Population of Elbasan City, Albania
Elezi Brunilda, Topi Skender, Abazaj Erjona, Bolleke Erjola and Kasa Marsida
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: January 27, 2020
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is associated with increased morbidity and mortality among patients on dialysis (HD). The aims of this study were to estimate the presence of HCV and other comorbidities in the dialysis population of Elbasan city, and to compare the survival outcomes of those patients who started dialysis with haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis. In the present study, we have used a socio-demographic questionnaire to collect data from HD patients. We studied 108 dialysis patie...
Community Mental Health Services in Developing Countries, Time to Think Outside the Box
Sadat Muzammil, MBBS, MRCGP, FRCP (Glasg), CCFP and Georgina Lopes, MSc
Article Type: Review Article | First Published: January 20, 2020
Developing countries are struggling to provide adequate mental health care to its citizens. One of the main reasons is the serious shortage of psychiatrists and trained Mental Health Nurses (MHNs). In many countries the quality of mental health nursing is less than satisfactory. Some Western countries have devised nurse led care models under the supervision of psychiatrists, which have shown improvement in patient waiting times and care delivery as compared to low-income countries. Nurses with p...