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Title: Remembering the forgotten non-communicable diseases
Authors: Lopez, Alan D.
Williams, Thomas N.
Levin, Adeera
Tonelli, Marcello
Singh, Jasvinder A.
Burney, Peter G. J.
Rehm, Juergen
Volkow, Nora D.
Koob, George
Ferri, Cleusa P. [UNIFESP]
Univ Melbourne
Univ London Imperial Coll Sci Technol & Med
KEMRI Wellcome Trust Res Programme
Univ British Columbia
VA Med Ctr
Univ Alabama Birmingham
Mayo Clin
Ctr Addict & Mental Hlth
Tech Univ Dresden
Univ Toronto
Hosp Alemao Oswaldo Cruz
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Keywords: Global health
Non-communicable diseases
Sickle cell disease
Chronic kidney disease
Substance abuse
Liver cirrhosis
Issue Date: 22-Oct-2014
Publisher: Biomed Central Ltd
Citation: Bmc Medicine. London: Biomed Central Ltd, v. 12, 19 p., 2014.
Abstract: The forthcoming post-Millennium Development Goals era will bring about new challenges in global health. Low- and middle-income countries will have to contend with a dual burden of infectious and non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Some of these NCDs, such as neoplasms, COPD, cardiovascular diseases and diabetes, cause much health loss worldwide and are already widely recognised as doing so. However, 55% of the global NCD burden arises from other NCDs, which tend to be ignored in terms of premature mortality and quality of life reduction. Here, experts in some of these 'forgotten NCDs' review the clinical impact of these diseases along with the consequences of their ignoring their medical importance, and discuss ways in which they can be given higher global health priority in order to decrease the growing burden of disease and disability.
ISSN: 1741-7015
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