disease burden


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disease burden

The total effect of a disease on an individual or on a society.
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KARACHI -- Vice Chancellor, Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS), Prof Saeed Quraishy has said at least 3000 to 4000 community medicine centres with all the primary facilities are required in the country to lower disease burden on tertiary-care hospitals.
KARACHI -- Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) Vice Chancellor Prof Saeed Quraishy has said at least 3000-4000 community medicine centers with all the comprehensive primary health facilities are required in the country to lower the disease burden on tertiary-care hospitals.
Part of this is made up of the heavy disease burden occasioned by diseases linked to water and sanitation challenges.
''Kidney disease care represents perhaps the greatest challenge in achieving universal health coverage in low and middle-income countries due to the high cost of existing treatments and high disease burden,'' Bamgboye said.
Globally, childhood cancer was the sixth leading cause of total cancer burden; childhood cancer represented the ninth leading cause of childhood disease burden. Of global childhood cancer DALYs, 82.2 percent occurred in low, low-middle, or middle sociodemographic index locations compared with 50.3 percent of adult cancer DALYs in these locations.
Vector-borne diseases make a significant contribution to the disease burden in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), amounting to about one million years of potential life lost due to premature mortality or disability (DALYs).
The aBSI product is designed to calculate the disease burden of metastatic prostate cancer by quantifying the hotspots on whole-body bone scans and automatically generate a bone scan index, which has been validated as a prognostic imaging biomarker for survival.
He said to curb disease burden of hepatitis C, the government was implementing Hepatitis Prevention and Control Project for Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) with incorporation of TB.
'To curb the disease burden, we are implementing Hepatitis Prevention and Control Project for the capital city with incorporation of TB.
Minister further said that to curb disease burden of hepatitis C, we are implementing Hepatitis Prevention and Control Project for ICT with incorporation of TB.
(NYSE: QGEN) plans to develop a proprietary new version of a QuantiFERON-based tuberculosis test dedicated and tailored to the needs of low-resource regions with a high disease burden of TB, the company said.
A research paper titled 'India State-Level Disease Burden Initiative' published in The Lancet Planetary Health journal has revealed that one out of every eight deaths in India is attributable to the menace of air pollution.