Michael T. Wright

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Although the ingestion of vanadium (V) in drinking water may have possible adverse health effects, there have been relatively few studies of V in groundwater. Given the importance of groundwater as a source of drinking water in many areas of the world, this study examines the potential sources and geochemical processes that control the distribution of V in(More)
This paper describes research on measurement of tactile sense using a flexible digit appropriate to endoscopy and minimal access surgery. It is envisaged that the sensing method will facilitate the navigation of flexible invasive devices, such as endoscopes, and also aid diagnosis using tactile perception as well as visual observation. The proposed(More)
Participatory health research (PHR) has emerged as an important approach for addressing local health issues, including building capacity for health promotion. Increasingly, PHR is drawing the attention of communities, funders, decision-makers and researchers worldwide. It is time to consolidate what we know about PHR in order to secure its place as a source(More)
Sequential extraction procedures (SEPs) have been widely used to characterize the mobility, bioavailibility, and potential toxicity of trace elements in soils and sediments. Although oft-criticized, these methods may perform best with redox-labile elements (As, Hg, Se) for which more discrete biogeochemical phases may arise from variations in oxidation(More)
Mittlerweile entfallen ca. 30% der HIV-Neudiagnosen in Deutschland auf Personen mit Migrationshintergrund. Maßnahmen der HIV-Primärprävention sollen daher besser auf die Bedürfnisse von Migranten abgestimmt werden. Um einen Überblick über die Angebote und Erfahrungen der Aidshilfen in der HIV-Prävention für Migranten zu gewinnen, wurde eine Befragung der(More)
Lebensweltliche Gemeinschaften („Communities“) spielen in der Gesundheitsförderung, im Konzept der strukturellen HIV-Prävention und in der Partizipativen Gesundheitsforschung (PGF) eine zentrale Rolle. „Community-Based Participatory Research“ (CBPR) verfolgt das Ziel, durch eine Zusammenarbeit mit Partnern in den Communities, Probleme zu verstehen,(More)
The international published research on patient adherence was selectively reviewed with the goal of determining its relevance for the treatment of HIV/AIDS. Results show that not adhering to treatment regimes is so widespread that no combination of sociodemographic variables is reliably predictive of patients' not following doctors' orders. Achieving 100%(More)
In order to stem the rapidly growing HIV/AIDS epidemics in Eastern Europe a transfer of prevention know-how and experience from Western European countries is necessary. The success of such a transfer is contingent on addressing a number of challenging issues. Monolithic ideas of East/West difference need to give way to the growing empirical evidence which(More)
THE PROBLEM Participatory health research (PHR) is receiving increased international attention as an approach for addressing various health issues. However, PHR has not yet achieved the status of other forms of research in terms of having an impact on health policy decisions. PURPOSE OF ARTICLE This article reports on the current status of the new(More)
BACKGROUND The authors are conducting a national demonstration project in Germany to develop quality assurance structures and methods for community-based HIV prevention. OBJECTIVES We sought to provide outside input to AIDS service organizations (ASOs) on their prevention work while improving the local discourse on the quality of HIV prevention. METHODS(More)