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Pacific Health Dialog 1998







Pacific Health Dialog: The Health of Native Hawaiians, Vol. 5, No. 2

Guest Editorials
JoAnn Tsark, Richard Blaisdell, Noa Emmett Aluli
Kenneth Brown, Page 228-231


Special Feature

Ke Ala Ola Pono: the Native Hawai’ian community’s effort to heal itself
H. Spoehr, M. Akau, W. Akutagawa, K. Birnie, Mei–Ling Chang, E. Kinney, S. Nissanka, D. Peters, R. Sagum, D. Soares, Page 232-238


Original Papers

Laau Lapaau: herbal healing among contemporary Hawai’ian healers
N. Judd, Page 239-245

Where are the Native Hawai’ian physicians?
'Iwalani Else, N. Palafox, D. Little, Page 246-252

Injury and disability among Native Hawai’ians
D. Goebert, K. Birnie, Page 253-259


Case Reports and Short Communications

The relationship between Sakau (kava) and gastritis
J. Ngirasowei, J. Malani, Page 266-268

A retrospective review of inpatient pediatric records in Majuro Hospital, 1996
H. Yin, M. Lanwi, Page 269-270


Conference Reports and Papers

Native Hawai’ian Health and Wellness Summit: Ka ’Uhane Lokahi
M. A. Look, G. Mackura, H. Spoehr, Page 271-272

Inside out: methodological issues on being a ‘native’ researcher
M. Anae, Page 273-279

Twelfth International Congress on Child Abuse and Neglect: ‘Protecting Children: Innovation and Inspiration’, Auckland, September '98
Greg Dever, Page 280-281


Review Papers

Na Kupuna in Hawai’i: a review of social and health status, service use and the importance of value–based interventions
N. Mokuau, C. V. Browne, K. L. Braun, Page 282-289

The health of Hawai’ian women
M. Look, S. Sylva, G. Baruffi, Page 290-286

Papa Ola Lokahi Hawai’ian health update: mortality, morbidity and behavioral risks
D. B. Johnson, N. Oyama, L. Le Marchand, Page 297-314

Cancer in Native Hawai’ians
J. U. Tsark, Page 315-327

Traditional Hawai’ian diet programs: a culturally competent chronic disease intervention
C. K. Hughes, Page 328-331

Dental caries in early childhood among Native Hawai’ians
M. H. K. Greer, S. L. Tengan, Page 332-336

Polynesian ethnobotanicals: a critical role in new drug discovery
C. D. Boyd, A. Maunakea, L. J. Mordan, K. Csiszar, Page 337-340

Etiology of depression among Native Hawai’ians
K. M. Crabbe, Page 341-345

Current status of research on diabetes mellitus and associated risk factors in Native Hawai’ians
M. K. Mau, Page 346-349

Mongolia: a transitional society and the consequences for adolescent health
A. Diaz, Page 350-356


Viewpoints and Perspectives

Ka Maka o ka Ihe Laumeki – The Point of the Barbed Spear: Native Hawai’ian epistemology and health
J. Nani’ole, M. A. Meyer, Page 357-360

A holistic assessment method of health and well–being for Native Hawai’ian communities
D. P. McGregor, L. Minerbi, J. Matsuoka, Page 361-369

Disease management: the interface between Hawai’ian health and the Western health care system
J. Humphry, T. L. K. Reinhardt, Page 370-374


Pacific Health Institutions

A history of Imi Ho'ola
B. B. C. Young, Page 375-377

The Pa’ani Program: community-based early intervention and its implications for Hawai’ian health
J. Inouye, A. W. Guillory, G. Fink, Page 378-380

Kahuku Hospital Healthy Communities Farmers Market: a culturally appropriate health intervention
A. Hughes, Page 381-382

Hele Mai 'Ai: developing a culturally competent nutrition education program
S. K. Odom, Page 383-385

Native Hawai’ian Health Scholarship Placement Program
K. K. Birnie, Page 386-389


Book Reviews
Page 390-391


Journal Abstracts
Page 392-396


Glossary of Hawai’ian words and phrases
Page 397-397


Some Hawai’ian health agencies and programs
Page 398-398


Letters to the Editor
Page 399-402


PHD Editorials
G. Dever, S A Finau, Page 403-404



Pacific Health Dialog: Emerging and Re-emerging Diseases in the Pacific, Vol. 5, No. 1

Guest Editorials
Sang Tae Han, Marcus H. Samo, Michael J. O’Leary, Page 004-007


Original Papers

Naked wire and naked truths: reproductive health risks faced by teenage girls in Honiara, Solomon Islands
Fanou Burslem, Orapin Laohapensang, Josephine Sauvarin, Margaret Young, Ann Larson, Page 008-015

HIV/AIDS knowledge, attitudes and practices in the Cook Islands
Neti Tamarua, Edwina Tangaroa, Michael J. O’Leary, Page 016-021

HIV and AIDS knowledge among medical laboratory technologists in the Pacific
Robert W. L. Siebers, Michael Lynch, Page 022-025

The concept of empowerment in a traditional Fijian context
Glenn Laverack, Page 026-029

Animal leptospirosis in the Federated States of Micronesia
James R. Simms, Page 030-037

Diurnal sub–periodic Bancroftian filariasis in Dogura, Papua New Guinea
Peter Sapak, Andrew Valley, Pamela Giurina, Conrad Maibani, Page 038-040

The effectiveness of pertussis immunization during a pertussis outbreak in Choiseul Province, Solomon Islands
Thomas F. Wierzba, Christopher Chevalier, Bolton Hebala, Junilyn Pikacha, Page 041-046

Sex industries and sexual networking in Papua New Guinea: public health risks and implications
Lawrence Hammar, Page 047-053

Sociocultural vectors and the evolution of virulence in diarrheal pathogens affecting Micronesian populations
Vincent P. Diego, Page 054-066


Case Reports and Short Communications

The prevalence of liver abscess in Pohnpei State, Micronesia
Johnny Hedson, Page 067-069

Lepromatous leprosy masquerading as neurofibromatosis
A Mark Durand, Page 070-071

Noncompliance to anti-tuberculosis medication in Pohnpei, Micronesia
Mayleen Jack Ekiek, Page 072-073

Prevalence of intestinal helminth infection in Fiji
Elizabeth Mathai, Serupepeli Goneyali, Isoa Volavola, Page 074-075

Prostitution in CNMI: political and economic aspects of emerging infectious diseases
Seiji Yamada, Page 076-078

Campylobacter and Vibrio infections on Guam
Robert L. Haddock, Page 079-082


Conference Reports and Papers

Voices from the community: a call to action for Asian and Pacific Island health in the new millennium
Stevenson Kuartei, Page 083-085

Today’s health – tomorrow’s wealth: the fourth annual PBMA conference, 1998
Kennedy Remit, Victor Yano, Page 086-088

The Convention on the Rights of the Child: first call for Pacific children
Ezekiel T. Nukuro, Page 089-093

The Pacific Regional Consultation on the Convention on the Rights of the Child: Monitoring and Reporting, August 97
K. Chamberlain, Page 094-095

South West Pacific Malaria Meeting: 14–17 July 1997
Joan Bryan, Kevin Palmer, Page 096-098

The Fourth Pacific Conference of Community Health in Medical Education: 19 July 1997
May Okihiro, Page 099-101

Can the Pacific get rid of filariasis by the year 2020? A conference report
Peter Sapak, Page 102-104


Review Papers

WHO response to resurgence of tuberculosis: the DOTS strategy for effective control
Leopold J. Blanc, Page 105-107

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome: infection, maternal smoking and ethnic group
C.C. Blackwell, D.M. Weir, A. Busuttil, Page 108-118

Measles in Fiji, 1875: thoughts on the history of emerging infectious diseases
David M. Morens, Page 119-128

Dengue in the Pacific: an updated story
Tom Kiedrzynski, Yvan Souarès, Tony Stewart, Page 129-136

Cryptosporidiosis: an emerging microbial threat in the Pacific
Nina Russell, Phil Weinstein, Alistair Woodward, Page 137-141

Hepatitis B infection in the Pacific
Elizabeth Mathai, Murli Krishna, Page 142-146

Acute hemorrhagic conjunctivitis: dealing with a newly emerging disease
David M. Morens, Page 147-153

Dengue in French Polynesia: major features, surveillance, molecular epidemiology and current situation
Eliane Chungue, Xavier Deparis, Bernadette Murgue, Page 154-162



Ciguatera: dilemmas in clinical recognition, presentation and management
John Pearn, Page 163-166


Viewpoints and Perspectives

Emerging infectious diseases: the Pacific at the crossroads
Stephen M. Ostroff, Page 167-170

The tuberculosis epidemic in the CNMI
Jon Bruss, Artin Mahmoudi, Page 171-175

Acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease: a prevention program for the Pacific
Steven B. Auerbach, Page 176-179

Healthy Islands: from concept to practice
Jan Ritchie, Arie Rotem, Bronwyn Hine, Page 180-186


Pacific Health Institutions

Climate, ENSO and health in the Pacific: research in progress
Nancy Davis Lewis, Michael Hamnett, Usha Prasad, Liem Tran, Alan Hilton, Page 187-190

The Field Epidemiology Training Program: responding to the challenge of current and emerging infections
Mahomed Patel, Robert Douglas, Page 191-194

Field epidemiology and public health surveillance training: proposals for new methods as part of the PPHSN
Yvan Souarès, Tom Kiedrzynski, Page 195-199

PPHSN and PACNET: the Pacific islands are now tuned into the 21st century
Yvan Souarès, Page 200-204


Book Reviews
Page 205-213


Journal Abstracts
Page 214-217


Letters to the Editor
Page 219-220


PHD Editor
S A Finau, Page 224-224


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