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Submissions from 2019

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A multicountry randomized controlled trial of comprehensive maternal nutrition supplementation initiated before conception: The women first trial, K Michael Hambidge, Jamie E. Westcott, Ana Garcés, Lester Figueroa, Shivaprasad S. Goudar, Sangappa M. Dhaded, Omrana Pasha, Sumera Aziz Ali, and Antoinette Tshefu

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A prospective, population-based study of trends in operative vaginal delivery compared to cesarean delivery rates in low- and middle-income countries, 2010-2016, Margo S. Harrison, Sarah Saleem, Sumera Aziz Ali, Omrana Pasha, Elwyn Chomba, Waldemar A. Carlo, Ana L. Garces, Nancy F. Krebs, K Michael Hambidge, and Shivaprasad S. Goudar

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Needs assessment regarding occupational health and safety interventions among textile workers: A qualitative case study in Karachi, Pakistan, Numan Hussain, Muhammad Masood Kadir, Asaad Ahmed Nafees, Rozina Karmaliani, and Tanzil Jamali

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Health effects of household solid fuel use: Findings from 11 countries within the prospective urban and rural epidemiology study, Perry Hystad, MyLinh Duong, Michael Brauer, Andrew Larkin, Raphael Arku, Om P. Kurmi, Wen Qi Fan, Alvaro Avezum, Iqbal Azam Syed, and On behalf of Prospective Urban and Rural Epidemiological (PURE) Study investigators

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Relationship of sociodemographic factors with serum levels of vitamin D in a healthy population of Pakistan, Khalida Iqbal, Najmul Islam, Naseema Mehboobali, Ali Asghar, Saleem Perwaiz Iqbal, and Mohammad Perwaiz Iqbal

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New leadership for the WHO regional office for the eastern Mediterranean: Exceptional election in an exceptional time, Samer Jabbour, Sameen Siddiqi, Rita Giacaman, Hani Serag, Jawad Al-Lawati, Amirhossein Takian, Habiba Ben Romdhane, Elsheikh Badr, Laith J. Abu-Raddad, and Aida Seif El-Dawla

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Vitamin E inhibits apoptosis of human CD34+-derived erythroid progenitor cells obtained from healthy adults, Tanveer Jilani, Irfan Khan, Asmat Salim, Farina Bilwani, Bushra Moiz, Iqbal Azam Syed, and Mohammad Iqbal

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Facilitators and barriers toward food security of afghan refugees residing in Karachi, Pakistan, Mahasti Khakpour, Romaina Iqbal, Naveera Ghulam Hussain, Rachel Engler-Stringer, Mustafa Koc, Joseph Garcea, Marwa Farag, Carol Henry, and Hassan Vatanparast

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Pregnant women in four low-middle income countries have a high prevalence of inadequate dietary intakes that are improved by dietary diversity, Rebecca L. Lander, K Michael Hambidge, Jamie E. Westcott, Gabriela Tejeda, Tshilenge S. Diba, Shivanand C. Mastiholi, Umber S. Khan, Ana Garcés, Sumera Aziz Ali, Sarah Saleem, and On Behalf Of The Women First Preconception Nutrition Trial Group

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Health expenditure and utilization survey Thatta district, 2019, Muhammad Ashar Malik, Wajeeha Raza, and Riaz Karimi

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Pakistan developmental origins of health and disease (DOHaD) society: Addressing the 'DO' component of DOHaD, Nuruddin Badruddin Mohammed, Rozina Nuruddin, and Akbar Shoukat Ali

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MultiTex RCT - A multifaceted intervention package for protection against cotton dust exposure among textile workers - A cluster randomized controlled trial in Pakistan: Study protocol, Asaad Ahmed Nafees, Sara De Matteis, Muhammad Masood Kadir, Peter Burney, David Coggon, Sean Semple, and Paul Cullinan

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Time to adopt developmental origins of health and disease (DOHaD) science in Pakistan, Rozina Nuruddin, Akbar Shoukat Ali, and Nuruddin Badruddin Mohammed

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Joint association of urinary sodium and potassium excretion with cardiovascular events and mortality: Prospective cohort study, Martin O'Donnell, Andrew Mente, Sumathy Rangarajan, Matthew J. McQueen, Neil O'Leary, Lu Yin, Xiaoyun Liu, Sumathi Swaminathan, Rasha Khatib, and Romaina Iqbal

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Occupational health outcomes among international migrant workers, Kristine Husøy Onarheim, Dianne Egli-Gany, and Wafa Aftab

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Maternal anaemia and maternal, fetal, and neonatal outcomes in a prospective cohort study in India and Pakistan, S Parks, M K. Hoffman, S S. Goudar, A Patel, Sarah Saleem, Sumera Aziz Ali, R L. Goldenberg, P L. Hibberd, J Moore, and D Wallace

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Status of maternal and child health in an urban squatter settlement of Karachi, Pakistan: Results from a round of surveillance, Unaib Rabbani, Maryam Huda, Aysha Zahidie, and Fauziah Rabbani

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LMP1 expression in bone marrow trephines of patients with multiple myeloma confers a survival advantage, Sheerien Rajput, Khurram Minhas, Iqbal Azam Syed, Usman Shaikh, Azhar Hussain, and El Nasir Lalani

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Polio: From eradication to systematic, sustained control, Oliver Razum, Devi Sridhar, Albrecht Jahn, Shehla Zaidi, Gorik Ooms, and Olaf Müller

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Cholestyramine, a cost-effective yet efficacious anti-dote in digoxin toxicity, Fazal Ur Rehman, Zain Mushtaq, Savera Aziz Ali, Abdul Baqi, Mahreen Muzammil, and Sumera Aziz Ali

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Prevalence and factors associated with violence against women in Pakistan, Narjis Rizvi, Anam Shahil Feroz, Saba Pervez, and Oyinlola Oyebode

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Socioeconomic status and risk of cardiovascular disease in 20 low-income, middle-income, and high-income countries: The prospective urban rural epidemiologic (PURE) study, Annika Rosengren, Andrew Smyth, Sumathy Rangarajan, Chinthanie Ramasundarahettige, Shrikant I. Bangdiwala, Khalid F. AlHabib, Alvaro Avezum, Kristina Bengtsson Boström, Jephat Chifamba, and Romaina Iqbal

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A systematic review of observational studies, demonstrating smoking among school going adolescents, Shafquat Rozi, Gillian Lancaster, Sadia Mahmud, Zahid Ahmad Butt, Talat Roome, and Nida Zahid

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Effectiveness of a school based smokeless tobacco intervention: A cluster randomized trial, Shafquat Rozi, Nida Zahid, Talat Roome, Maryam Pyar Ali Lakhdir, Sobia Sawani, Anam Razzak, and Zahid Ahmad Butt

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Factors associated with geriatric morbidity and impairment in a megacity of Pakistan, Saniya Sabzwari, Romaina Iqbal, Zafar Fatmi, and Iqbal Azam Syed

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Building global partnerships through shared curricula for an MPH programme in India and Sri Lanka, Nalini Sathiakumar, Meghan Tipre, Rajitha Wickremasinghe, Vinod Bhat, Muhammad Masood Kadir, David Coggon, Arunasalem Pathemeswaran, Ramachandra Kamath, G. Arunkumar, Zafar Fatmi, Tamika Smith, Sanjay Pattanshetty, and Elizabeth Delzell

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Review of the governance of public sector hospitals in Pakistan: Lessons for the future, Sameen Siddiqi, Meesha Iqbal, and Wafa Aftab

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Kangaroo mother care: Opportunities and implications for rural Pakistan, Hasan Nawaz Tahir and Zafar Fatmi

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A prevalence of hepatitis C in pregnant women of Pakistan: A systematic review, Shiyam Sunder Tikmani, Sumera Aziz Ali, Sayyeda Reza, and Prashant Tikmani

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Trends of antenatal care during pregnancy in low- and middle-income countries: Findings from the global network maternal and newborn health registry, Shiyam Sunder Tikmani, Sumera Aziz Ali, Sarah Saleem, Carla M. Bann, Musaku Mwenechanya, Waldemar A. Carlo, Lester Figueroa, Ana L. Garces, Nancy F. Krebs, and Archana Patel

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Medical doctors' offline computer-assisted digital education: Systematic review by the digital health education collaboration, Hayfaa Abdelmageed Wahabi, Samia Ahmed Esmaeil, Khawater Hassan Bahkali, Maher Abdelraheim Titi, Yasser Sami Amer, Amel Ahmed Fayed, Amr Jamal, Nasriah Zakaria, amna siddiqui, and Monika Semwal

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Incidence and contributing factors of glucose intolerance in Saudi postpartum women: Sub-group analysis from RAHMA study, Hayfaa Wahabi, Amel Fayed, Safaa M. S. T Tunkar, Ali Al-Hazmi, and Amna R. Siddiqui

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A new health care model for Pakistan, Mohammad Wasay and Ashar Malik

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Physical activity, sitting, and risk factors of cardiovascular disease: A cross-sectional analysis of the CARRS study, Jingkai Wei, Ranjit Mohan Anjana, Shifalika Goenka, Felipe Lobelo, Roopa Shivashankar, Muhammad Masood Kadir, Nikhil Tandon, Viswanathan Mohan, K M Venkat Narayan, Dorairaj Prabhakaran, and Mohammed K. Ali

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Eel fish bite: An impending emergency in Arabian sea, Sadia Zafar and Zafar Fatmi

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Association between asthma and dental caries amongst 12 - 15 years old children: A school-based cross-sectional study in karachi, pakistan, Wajeeha Zahid, Shafquat Rozi, Farhan Raza Khan, Nida Zahid, and Muhammad Masood Kadir

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Health systems changes after decentralisation: Progress, challenges and dynamics in Pakistan, Shehla Zaidi, Maryam Bigdeli, Etienne V. Langlois, Atif Riaz, David W. Orr, Nasir Idrees, and Jesse B. Bump

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Using m-health applications for improving primary care delivery by community health worker in underserved areas of Pakistan, Shehla Zaidi, Abdul Momin Kazi, Saleem Sayani, Atif Riaz, Rawshan Jabeen, Rabia Najmi Taha, and Ammarah Ali

Submissions from 2018

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Exploring health care seeking knowledge, perceptions and practices for childhood diarrhea and pneumonia and their context in a rural Pakistani community, Wafa Aftab, Leah Shipton, Fauziah Rabbani, Kashif Sangrasi, Shagufta Perveen, Aysha Zahidie, Imran Naeem, and Shamim Qazi

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The logistics of voucher management: The underreported component in family planning voucher discussions, Moazzam Ali, Madeline Farron, Syed Khurram Azmat, and Waqas Hameed

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Pregnancy Outcomes among Women with an Unintended Pregnancy: Findings from a Prospective Registry in Rural Pakistan, Sumera Aziz Ali, Shiyam Sunder Tikmani, Margo S. Harrison, Sarah Saleem, Robert L. Goldenberg, Elizabeth M. McClure, and Omrana Pasha

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Impact of scaling up Xpert ® MTB/RIF testing for the detection of rifampicin-resistant TB cases in Karachi, Pakistan, W M. Awan, S M A. Zaidi, Shifa Salman Habib, S Khowaja, A Malik, U Khan, R A. Ferrand, J Creswell, and A Khan

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Dietary practices of school children in Sindh, Pakistan, Ayesha Aziz, Mehak Pervaiz, Ayesha Khalid, Ayesha Zahid Khan, and Ghazala Rafique

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Assessing family planning service quality and user experiences in social franchising programme - Case studies from two rural districts in Pakistan, Syed Khurram Azmat, Moazzam Ali, Waqas Hameed, and Muhammad Ali Awan

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Effectiveness of training on de-escalation of violence and management of aggressive behavior faced by health care providers in a public sector hospital of Karachi, Lubna Baig, Sana Tanzil, Shiraz Shaikh, Ibrahim Hashmi, Muhammad Arslan Khan, and Maciej Polkowski

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An approach to identify a minimum and rational proportion of caesarean sections in resource-poor settings: A global network study, José M. Belizán, Nicole Minckas, Elizabeth M. McClure, Sarah Saleem, Janet L. Moore, Shivaprasad S. Goudar, Fabian Esamai, Archana Patel, Elwyn Chomba, and Ana L. Garces

Association of dairy intake with cardiovascular disease and mortality in 21 countries from five continents (PURE): a prospective cohort study., Mahshid Dehghan, Andrew Mente, Sumathy Rangarajan, Patrick Sheridan, Viswanathan Mohanv, and Romaina Iqbal

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Factors associated with month 2 smear non-conversion among category 1 tuberculosis patients in Karachi, Pakistan, Kimberly A. D'Souza, Syed M A. Zaidi, Maria Jaswal, Shahid Butt, Saira Khowaja, Shifa Salman Habib, and Amyn A. Malik

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Health systems readiness for adopting mhealth interventions for addressing non-communicable diseases in low- and middle-income countries: A current debate, Anam Shahil Feroz, Muhammad Masood Kadir, and Sarah Saleem

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The need for research evidence to meet health workforce challenges in the eastern Mediterranean region, Fethiye Gulin Gedik, James Buchan, Zafar Mirza, Arash Rashidian, Sameen Siddiqi, and Gilles Dussault

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Improving pregnancy outcomes in low- and middle-income countries, Robert L. Goldenberg, Elizabeth M. McClure, and Sarah Saleem

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Criteria for assigning cause of death for stillbirths and neonatal deaths in research studies in low-middle income countries, Robert L. Goldenberg, Lulu Muhe, Sarah Saleem, Sangappa Dhaded, Shivaprasad S. Goudar, Janna Patterson, Assaye Nigussie, and Elizabeth M. McClure

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Routine antenatal ultrasound in low- And Middle-income Countries: First look - A cluster randomised trial, Robert L. Goldenberg, Robert O. Nathan, David Swanson, Sarah Saleem, Waseem Mirza, Fabian Esamai, David Muyodi, Ana L. Garces, Lester Figueroa, and Elwyn Chomba

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Women's experiences of mistreatment during childbirth: A comparative view of home- and facility-based births in Pakistan, Waqas Hameed and Bilal Iqbal Avan

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Does courtesy bias affect how clients report on objective and subjective measures of family planning service quality? A comparison between facility- and home-based interviews, Waqas Hameed, Muhammad Ishaque, Xaher Gul, Junaid-Ur-Rehman Siddiqui, Sharmeen Hussain, Wajahat Hussain, Aftab Ahmed, and Asma Balal

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What influences family planning in rural Pakistan: Franchised service provider and community health worker perspective, Waqas Hameed, Junaid-ur-Rehman Siddiqui, Muhammad Ishaque, Sharmeen Hussain, Xaher Gul, Hina Najmi, Shehla Noorani, Ghulam Mustafa, and Asma Balal

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Determinants of uncontrolled hypertension in rural communities in south Asia-Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka, Tazeen Jafar, Mihir Gandhi, Imtiaz Jehan, Aliya Naheed, H Asita de Silva, Hunaina Shahab, Dewan Alam, Nathasha Luke, Ching Wee Lim Wee Lim, and COBRA-BPS Study Group

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Application of the GPS technology to assess time-location pattern of undergraduate students at a private medical university in Karachi, Pakistan: A pilot study, Tanzil Jamali, Adeel Ahmed Khan, Asaad Ahmed Nafees, Muhammad Ahmed, Syed Iqbal Azam, Muhammad Masood Kadir, and Kiyoung Lee

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Diets for South Asians with diabetes: Recommendations, adherence, and outcomes, Shirin Kasturia, Mohammed K. Ali, Venkat Narayan, Nikhil Tandon, Roopa Shivashankar, Vandana Garg, Deksha Kapoor, Anitha Mohanasundaram, Deepa Mohan, and Muhammad Masood Kadir

Measuring the quality of primary health care: A regional initiative in the eastern Mediterranean region: Universal health coverage and quality primary care, Mondher Letaief, Lisa Hirschhorn, Aziz Sheikh, and Sameen Siddiqi

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Root-Cause Analysis of Persistently High Maternal Mortality in a Rural District of Indonesia: Role of Clinical Care Quality and Health Services Organizational Factors, Mohammad Afzal Mahmood, Ismi Mufidah, Steven Scroggs, Amna Rehana Siddiqui, Hafsa Raheel, Koentijo Wibdarminto, Bernardus Dirgantoro, Jorien Vercruyssen, and Hayfaa A. Wahabi

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Short-term association between black carbon exposure and cardiovascular diseases in Pakistan’s largest megacity, Daniel Malashock, Haider Khwaja, Zafar Fatmi, Azhar Siddique, Yi Lu, Shao Lin, and David Carpenter

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Global Network for Women's and Children's Health Research: probable causes of stillbirth in low- and middle-income countries using a prospectively defined classification system, Elizabeth M. McClure, Ana Garces, Sarah Saleem, J L. Moore, Carl L. Bose, Fabian Esamai, Shivaprasad S. Goudar, Elwyn Chomba, Omrana Pasha, and Shiyam Sunder Tikmani

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The project to understand and research preterm pregnancy outcomes and stillbirths in South Asia (PURPOSe): a protocol of a prospective, cohort study of causes of mortality among preterm births and stillbirths, Elizabeth M. McClure, Sarah Saleem, Shivaprasad S. Goudar, Sangappa Dhaded, G. Guruprasad, Yogesh Kumar, Shiyam Sunder Tikmani, Muhammad Masood Kadir, Jamal Raza, and Haleema Yasmin

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Inequalities in the use of secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease by socioeconomic status: Evidence from the PURE observational study, Adrianna Murphy, Benjamin Palafox, Owen O'Donnell, David Stuckler, Pablo Perel, Khalid F. AlHabib, Alvaro Avezum, Xiulin Bai, Jephat Chifamba, and Romaina Iqbal

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Maternal depression: A major risk factor for psychosocial wellbeing among preschoolers, Sanober Nadeem, Ghazala Rafique, and Yusra Sajid Chachar

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Association between environmental tobacco smoke and dental caries amongst 5-14 years old children in Karachi, Pakistan., Anna Ali Nayani, Romaina Iqbal, Syed Iqbal Azam, Farhan Raza Khan, Aysha Habib Khan, Naveed Janjua, and Azmina Hussain

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Establishing a hospital based fracture liaison service to prevent secondary insufficiency fractures, Shahryar Noordin, Salim Allana, and Bassam A. Masri

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Macronutrient and fibre intake of young Spanish children with reference to their in utero growth status: Are they eating a healthy diet?, R. Nuruddin, Mireia Urpi-Sarda, Merida Rodriguez-Lopez, Dolores Garcia-Arenas, Eduard Gratacos, Fatima Crispi, and Ruthy Acosta-Rojas

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Assessment of malnutrition in patients with liver cirrhosis using protein calorie malnutrition (PCM) score verses bio-electrical impedance analysis (BIA), Om Parkash, Wasim Jafri, S. M. Munir, and Romaina Iqbal

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A prospective cause of death classification system for maternal deaths in low and middle-income countries: results from the Global Network Maternal Newborn Health Registry, Omrana Pasha, Elizabeth M. McClure, Sarah Saleem, Shiyam Sunder Tikmani, Adrien Lokangaka, Antoinette Tshefu, Carl L. Bose, Melissa Bauserman, Musaku Mwenechanya, and Elwyn Chomba

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Measuring socio-economic status of an urban squatter settlement in Pakistan using WAMI index, Nousheen Pradhan, Tazeen Saeed Ali, Fauzia Basaria Hasnani, Shireen Shehzad Bhamani, and Rozina Karmaliani

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Out-of-school children: Examining the reasons in semi- urban setting in Pakistan, Nousheen Pradhan, Tanzil Jamali, Shireen Shehzad Bhamani, Tazeen Saeed Ali, and Rozina Karmaliani

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A retrospective study of laboratory-based enteric fever surveillance, Pakistan, 2012-2014, Farah Naz Qamar, Mohammad Tahir Yousafzai, Shazia Sultana, Attaullah Baig, Sadia Shakoor, Farzeen Hirani, Abdul Wassay, Sehrish Khushboo, Junaid Mehmood, and Alexander Freeman

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Incidence, patterns and associated factors for occupational injuries among agricultural workers in a developing country, Unaib Rabbani and Zafar Fatmi

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Epidemiology of asthma and associated factors in an urban Pakistani population: Adult asthma study-Karachi, Shama Razzaq, Asaad Ahmed Nafees, Unaib Rabbani, Muhammad Irfan, Shahla Naeem, Muhammad Arslan Khan, Zafar Fatmi, and Peter Burney

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Reasons for non-vaccination and incomplete vaccinations among children in Pakistan, Atif Riaz, Sara Husain, Mohammad Tahir Yousafzai, Muhammad Imran Nisar, Fariha Shaheen, Waheed Mahesar, Saleh Muhammad Dal, Saad B. Omer, Shehla Zaidi, and Syed Asad Ali

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Inequities in Antenatal Care, and Individual and Environmental Determinants of Utilization at National and Sub-national Level in Pakistan: A Multilevel Analysis, Ambreen Sahito and Zafar Fatmi

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Trends and determinants of stillbirth in developing countries: results from the Global Network’s Population-Based Birth Registry, Sarah Saleem, Shiyam Sunder Tikmani, Elizabeth M. McClure, Janet L. Moore, Iqbal Azam Syed, Sangappa M. Dhaded, Shivaprasad S. Goudar, Ana Garces, Sumera Aziz Ali, and Farnaz Naqvi

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Knowledge, attitude, and practices regarding infection control measures among medical students, Fatima Sharif, Aysha Khan, Muhammad Adeel Samad, Arsalan Hamid, Amna Aijaz, Iqra Asad, Maham Fatima, Usman Younis Panni, Abeel Irshad, Muhammad Bin Awais, and Narjis Rizvi

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Multimorbidity in South Asian adults: prevalence, risk factors and mortality., Kalpana Singh, Shivani A. Patel, Suddhendu Biswas, Roopa Shivashankar, Dimple Kondal, Vamadevan Ajay, Ranjit Mohan Anjana, Zafar Fatmi, Mohammed K. Ali, and Muhammad Masood Kadir

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Ensuring quality in a surveillance system for maternal and newborn health: A proposed study protocol, Shiyam Sunder Tikmani, Sumera Aziz Ali, Anam Shahil Feroz, and Sarah Saleem

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Monitoring of birth registry coverage and data quality utilizing lot quality assurance sampling methodology: A pilot study, Shiyam Sunder Tikmani, Sarah Saleem, Elizabeth McClure, Farnaz Naqvi, Farina Abrejo, Zahid Soomro, Dennis Wallace, and Robert L. Goldenberg

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Evaluation of the diagnostic accuracy of computer-aided detection of tuberculosis on chest radiography among private sector patients in Pakistan, Syed Mohammad Asad Zaidi, Shifa Salman Habib, Bram Van Ginneke, Rashida Abbas Ferrand, Jacob Creswell, Saira Khowaja, and Aamir Khan

Submissions from 2017

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Survellience system for child abuse: Bridging the gap between actual and hidden cases., Maryam Pyar Ali Lakhdir, Yasmin Parpio, and Salima Farooq

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The relationship between contraceptive use and unintended pregnancies among married women in Thatta district, Pakistan., Sumera Aziz Ali and Farina Abrejo

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Ozone depletion, a big threat to climate change: What can be done?, Sumera Aziz Ali, Savera Aziz Ali, and Nadir Suhail

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Predictors of Modern Contraceptive Usage among Women in Rural Pakistan: Physical Access to Services Stills a Major Barrier, Sumera Aziz Ali and Zafar Fatmi

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Unintended Pregnancies among Married Women in Sindh Pakistan: Role of Lady Health Workers, Sumera Aziz Ali and Unaib Rabbani

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Can right to health help policy makers to address maternal mortality?: A short communication, Sumera Aziz Ali, Nadir Suhail, and Savera Aziz Ali

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Childhood and adolescent obesity: Primary Health Care Physicians’ perspectives from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Faiza Nasser AlOtaibi, Majeedah AlOtaibi, Shiakhah AlAnazi, Hanan Al-Gethami, Deemah AlAteeq, Rowaydah Mishiddi, and Amna Rehana Siddiqui

Knowledge and Perception Regarding Autism among Primary School Teachers: A Cross-sectional Survey from Pakistan, South Asia, Adil Ayub, Buria Naeem, Wajahat Nazir Ahmed, Suraksha Srichand, Komal Aziz, Brooj Abro, Sehrish Najam, Duraiz Murtaza, Ali Ahmed Janjua, and Sara Ali

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Cost-effectiveness of a family planning voucher program in rural Pakistan, Edward Ivor Broughton, Waqas Hameed, Xaher Gul, Shabnum Sarfraz, Imam Yar Baig, and Monica Villanueva

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Effects of essential newborn care training on fresh stillbirths and early neonatal deaths by maternal education., Elwyn Chomba, Waldemar A. Waldemar A Carlo, Shivaprasad S. Goudar, Imtiaz Jehan, Antoinette Tshefu, Ana Garces, Sansita Parida, Fernando Althabe, Elizabeth M. McClure, Richard J. Derman, Robert L. Goldenberg, Carl L. Bose, Nancy F. Krebs, Puspamitra Panigrahi, Pierre Buekens, Debra Wallace, Moore J., Marion Koso-Thomas, and Linda L. Wright

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Tobacco control environment: cross-sectional survey of policy implementation, social unacceptability, knowledge of tobacco health harms and relationship to quit ratio in 17 low-income, middle-income and high-income countries., Clara K. Chow, Daniel J. Corsi, Anna B. Gilmore, Annamarie Kruger, Ehimario Igumbor, Jephat Chifamba, Wang Yang, Li Wei, Romaina Iqbal, Prem Mony, Rajeev Gupta, Krishnapillai Vijayakumar, V Mohan, Rajesh Kumar, Omar Rahman, Khalid Yusoff, Noorhassim Ismail, Katarzyna Zatonska, Yuksel Altuntas, Annika Rosengren, Ahmad Bahonar, Afzal Hussein Yusufali, Gilles Dagenais, Scott Lear, Rafael Diaz, Alvaro Avezum, Patricio Lopez-Jaramillo, Fernando Lanas, Sumathy Rangarajan, Koon Teo, Martin McKee, and Salim Yusuf

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Epidemiological differences between localized and nonlocalized low back pain., David Coggon, Georgia Ntani, Karen Walker-Bone, Keith T. Palmer, Vanda E. Felli, Raul Harari, Lope H. Barrero, Sarah A. Felknor, David Gimeno, Anna Cattrell, Sergio Vargas-Prada, Matteo Bonzini, Eleni Solidaki, Eda Merisalu, Rima R. Habib, Farideh Sadeghian, Muhammad Masood Kadir, Sudath SP Warnakulasuriya, Ko Matsudaira, Busisiwe Nyantumbu, Malcolm R. Sim, Helen Harcombe, Ken Cox, Leila M.M. Sarquis, Maria H. Marziale, Florencia Harari, Rocio Freire, Natalia Harari, Magda V. Monroy, Leonardo A. Quintana, Marianela Rojas, Elizabeth Clare Harris, Consol Serra, Jose´ Miguel Martinez, George Delclos, Fernando G. Benavides, Michele Carugno, Marco M. Ferrario, Angela C. Pesatori, Leda Chatzi, Panos Bitsios, Manolis Kogevinas, Kristel Oha, Tiina Freimann, Ali Sadeghian, Roshini J. Peiris-John, Nalini Sathiakumar, A. Rajitha Wickremasinghe, Noriko Yoshimura, Helen L. Kelsall, Victor C.W. Hoe, Donna M. Urquhart, Sarah Derrett, David McBride, Peter Herbison, Andrew Gray, and Eduardo J. Salazar Vega

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Associations of fats and carbohydrate intake with cardiovascular disease and mortality in 18 countries from five continents (PURE): a prospective cohort study., Mahshid Dehghan, Andrew Mente, Xiaohe Zhang, Sumathi Swaminathan, Wei Li, Viswanathan Mohan, Romaina Iqbal, Rajesh Kumar, Edelweiss Wentzel-Viljoen, Annika Rosengren, Leela Itty Amma, Alvaro Avezum, Jephat Chifamba, Rafael Diaz, Rasha Khatib, Scott Lear, Patricio Lopez-Jaramillo, Xiaoyun Liu, Rajeev Gupta, Noushin Mohammadifard, Nan Gao, Aytekin Oguz, Anis Safura Ramli, Pamela Seron, Yi Sun, Andrzej Szuba, Lungiswa Tsolekile, Andreas Wielgosz, Rita Yusuf, Afzal Hussein Yusufali, Koon K. Teo, Sumathy Rangarajan, Gilles Dagenais, Shrikant I. Bangdiwala, Shofiqul Islam, Sonia S. Anand, and Salim Yusuf

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Effects of bidi smoking on all-cause mortality and cardiorespiratory outcomes in men from south Asia: an observational community-based substudy of the Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology Study (PURE), MyLinh Duong, Sumathy Rangarajan, Xiaohe Zhang, Kieran Killian, Prem Mony, Sumathi Swaminathan, Ankalmadagu Venkatsubbareddy Bharathi, Sanjeev Nair, Krishnapillai Vijayakumar, Indu Mohan, Romaina Iqbal, and Khawar Kazmi

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Persistent albuminuria as a surrogate marker of chronic kidney damage among newly diagnosed hypertensives: Prevalence and risk factors in an urban population in Karachi, Pakistan., Muslima Ejaz, Ejaz Ahmed, Muhammed Mubarak, Tazeen Jafar, Juanita Hatcher, and Tazeen Jafar

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Quality of life perceptions in school-going adolescents with social anxiety., Syeda Ayesha Farooq, Aeman Muneeb, Warda Ajmal, Maaida Asif Tauni, Sana Mahmood, Syed Kalimullah Sohaib Qadri, Asfand Yar Butt, Syed Farrukh Mustafa, Syed Hamza Sohail, and Narjis Rizvi