Larissa Burruano

Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Lower Saxony, Germany

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Publications (4)5.82 Total impact

  • Nils Schneider, Anke Bramesfeld, Larissa Burruano
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    ABSTRACT: Public health and health care science take on an important role in the further development of palliative care. This study examines to what degree palliative care is represented in the pertinent academic journals of public health and health care science and what the major subjects are. We analysed the European journals that were listed in the Journal Citation Reports in the categories health care science and services, public, environmental and occupational health, as well as health policy and services. The literature search was conducted in the journals identified for the years 1996 through 2005, using the terms palliative care*, palliative medicine*, terminal care* and hospice care*. The analyses were based on the quantity of publications in the journals, the publication years, the impact factors and the subjects focused on. There were 82 journals included. Altogether, 57,737 publications appeared during the analysis period; 166 papers were on palliative care (0.3% of all papers). The majority of palliative care articles (55%, n = 91) were concentrated in a very small circle of journals (4%, n = 3). The absolute quantity of palliative publications and their percentage among all publications have continuously increased from 0.1% in 1996/1997 to 0.4% in 2004/2005. The largest group of papers on the subject (42%, n = 70) appeared in journals with impact factors less than 1, whereas the largest group of all papers was found in journals with impact factors of 1–1.999 (51%, n = 15,732). Most papers focus on patient orientation and health professionals’ perspective and education; subjects such as health care utilization and barriers are less frequently covered. There is need for more research on palliative care relevant for public health and health care science in terms of reach and top-level impact. For example, the research questions should deal with health care utilization and potential social and cultural barriers. The interdisciplinary community of public health sets the stage for the required collaborative research activities.
    Journal of Public Health 03/2007; 15(2):87-91. · 2.06 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The Ukraine is one of the European countries with the fastest growing number of cases of HIV. In the European Centre for the Epidemiological Monitoring of AIDS (EuroHIV) year-end report 2005, the number of newly diagnosed HIV infections in the Ukraine was the second highest in the WHO European Region. Women are increasingly contributing to the spread of HIV/AIDS. HIV infection by sexual contact is the most common way of HIV transmission among women. Reported HIV/AIDS cases from the official epidemiological register of the Ukrainian Centre for AIDS Prevention between 1995 and 2005, alongside data from seroepidemiological monitoring since 2002 were analysed. During 1987, 6 individuals (5 women) were registered with HIV. In 1995, the reported number of HIV infections increased to 1,490 (554 women), a 34-fold increase in comparison with 1994. In the newly infected HIV cases, the proportion of women rose from 37.2% in 1995 to 41.6% in 2005. There has also been a considerable increase in mother-to-child transmission of HIV since 1995. Between 1987 and 1994, the proportion of children among the newly HIV infected people was 2.2%. In 2005, it was 18.2%. In 2005, 13,770 new cases (8,044 men and 5,726 women) were registered, corresponding to about 28 cases per 100,000 population. HIV posed no significant problem in the Ukraine before 1995. Since 1995, there has been a considerable increase in the number of registered cases, especially among women. The significant increase in HIV infection among newborn children shows that women are contributing ever more to the propagation of HIV/AIDS too. Unless effective preventive measures are taken, and unless there is more investment in development projects, an HIV/AIDS epidemic may become a threat not only in the Ukraine, but also in neighboring European countries. The promotion of gender equality as well as investment in the education of girls and women should be improved to effectively prevent AIDS.
    Acta dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC / Hrvatsko dermatolosko drustvo 02/2007; 15(2):76-9. · 0.48 Impact Factor
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    Clinics in Dermatology 01/2007; 25(4):422-4. · 2.34 Impact Factor
  • L Burruano, J Seydel
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    ABSTRACT: In the end-year report 2004 of the European Centre for the Epidemiological Monitoring of AIDS (EuroHIV), the number of newly diagnosed HIV infections in Ukraine ranks second in the WHO European Region after the Russian Federation. An analysis of the HIV/AIDS reports from the official epidemiological register of the Ukrainian Centre for AIDS Prevention between 1987 and 2005 was undertaken. In addition, reports from the seroepidemiological monitoring were utilised. According to the Ukrainian Ministry of Health, the cumulative number of reported HIV infections by the end of 2005 amounts to more than 88,900 cases with 13,786 new reports in 2005. The number of newly-registered AIDS cases rose from 45 in 1995 to 4220 in 2005. However, because of many unreported HIV diagnoses, the actual numbers are presumed to exceed the official reports considerably. Most of the infections are associated with injection drug abuse. The second most important route of transmission is sexual contact, also due to an increase in commercial sex. Vertical transmissions from infected mothers to their children rank third. HIV was not a significant problem in the Ukraine before 1995. Since 1995 there has been a considerable increase in the number of newly registered HIV cases. At the beginning of the epidemic, HIV was mainly transmitted through sexual contacts in the Ukraine. Since 1995 infected drug users have been the main source of infection in the spread of the epidemic. Unless effective preventive measures are taken, and unless there is more investment in development projects, the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Ukraine could also affect the health system in neighbouring European countries.
    Das Gesundheitswesen 01/2006; 68(8-9):571-4. · 0.94 Impact Factor

Publication Stats

5 Citations
5.82 Total Impact Points

Institutions

  • 2006–2007
    • Hannover Medical School
      • Institute for Epidemiology, Social Medicine and Health Systems Research
      Hannover, Lower Saxony, Germany