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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815873/critical-interpretive-synthesis-of-barriers-and-facilitators-to-tb-treatment-in-immigrant-populations
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Stephanie Lin, G J Melendez-Torres
OBJECTIVE: To systematically review qualitative literature of TB treatment experiences on immigrant populations of low-prevalence countries. METHODS: Critical Interpretive Synthesis (CIS). On October 23, 2013, MEDLINE, CINAHL, Embase, PsychINFO and ProQuest were systematically searched. Grey literature and reference lists were hand-searched. Initial papers included were restricted to studies of immigrant patient perspectives; after a model was developed, a second set of papers was included to test the emerging theory...
August 17, 2017: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805026/correlation-of-6-minute-walk-test-with-left-ventricular-function-and-quality-of-life-in-heart-failure-due-to-chagas-disease
#2
Mayara da Costa Chambela, Mauro Felippe Felix Mediano, Roberto Rodrigues Ferreira, André Miguel Japiassú, Mariana Caldas Waghabi, Gilberto Marcelo Sperandio da Silva, Roberto Magalhães Saraiva
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the correlation of the total distance walked during the six-minute walk test (6-MWT) with left ventricular function and quality of life in patients with Chagas Disease (ChD) complicated by heart failure. METHODS: This cross-sectional study of adult patients with ChD and heart failure diagnosed based on Framingham criteria. 6MWT was performed following international guidelines. New York Heart Association functional class, brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) serum levels, echocardiographic parameters, and quality of life (SF-36 and MLHFQ questionnaires) were determined and their correlation with the distance covered at the 6MWT was tested...
August 14, 2017: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796388/clostridium-difficile-infection-in-low-and-middle-human-development-index-countries-a-systematic-review
#3
REVIEW
Joseph D Forrester, Lawrence Z Cai, Chenesa Mbanje, Tanya N Rinderknecht, Sherry M Wren
OBJECTIVE: To describe the impact and epidemiology of Clostridium difficile (C.difficile) infection (CDI) in low- and middle-human development index (LMHDI) countries. METHOD: Prospectively registered, systematic literature review of existing literature in the PubMed, Ovid, and Web of Science databases describing the epidemiology and management of C.difficile in LMHDI countries. Risk factors were compared between studies when available. RESULTS: Of the 218 abstracts identified after applying search criteria, 25 studies were reviewed in detail...
August 10, 2017: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746985/west-nile-virus-lineage-2-in-culex-specimens-from-iran
#4
Nariman Shahhosseini, Sadegh Chinikar, Seyed Hassan Moosa-Kazemi, Mohammad Mehdi Sedaghat, Mohammad Hassan Kayedi, Renke Lühken, Jonas Schmidt-Chanasit
OBJECTIVE: Screening of mosquitoes for viruses is an important forecasting tool for emerging and reemerging arboviruses. Iran has been known to harbor medically important arboviruses such as West Nile virus (WNV) and dengue virus (DENV) based on seroepidemiological data. However, there are no data about the potential mosquito vectors for arboviruses in Iran. This study was performed to provide mosquito and arbovirus data from Iran. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 32,317 mosquitos were collected at 16 sites in 5 provinces of Iran in 2015 and 2016...
July 26, 2017: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746979/feasibility-of-a-new-model-for-early-detection-of-multidrug-resistant-tuberculosis-patients-in-a-developed-setting-of-eastern-china
#5
Zhengwei Liu, Aizhen Pan, BeiBei Wu, Lin Zhou, Haibo He, Qiong Meng, Songhua Chen, Yu Pang, Xiaomeng Wang
OBJECTIVES: The poor detection rate of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) highlights the urgent need to explore new case finding model to improve the detection of MDR-TB in China. The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of a new model that combines molecular diagnostics and sputum transportation for early detection of MDR-TB patients in Zhejiang. METHODS: From May 2014 to January 2015, TB suspects were continuously enrolled at 6 county-level designated TB hospitals in Zhejiang...
July 26, 2017: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734096/association-of-toxoplasma-gondii-infection-with-schizophrenia-and-its-relationship-with-suicide-attempts-in-these-patients
#6
Maryam Ansari-Lari, Hassan Farashbandi, Fahimeh Mohammadi
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the association of schizophrenia and T. gondii, and to assess the association of infection with suicide attempts and age of onset of schizophrenia in these patients. METHODS: Case-control study Fars Province, southern Iran. Cases were individuals with psychiatric diagnosis of schizophrenia as per Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV) criteria. Controls were healthy blood donors, frequency matched with patients according to age and sex...
July 22, 2017: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727272/performance-of-clinical-prediction-rules-for-diagnosis-of-pleural-tuberculosis-in-a-high-incidence-setting
#7
Lely Solari, Alonso Soto, Patrick Van der Stuyft
OBJECTIVES: Diagnosis of pleural tuberculosis (PT) is still a challenge, particularly in resource- constrained settings. Alternative diagnostic tools are needed. We aimed at evaluating the utility of Clinical Prediction Rules (CPRs) for diagnosis of Pleural Tuberculosis (PT) in Peru. METHODS: We identified CPRs for diagnosis of PT through a structured literature search. CPRs using high-complexity tests, as defined by the FDA, were excluded. We applied the identified CPRs to patients with pleural exudates attending two third-level hospitals in Lima, Peru, a setting with high incidence of tuberculosis...
July 20, 2017: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712156/-unfit-for-human-consumption-a-study-of-the-contamination-of-formula-milk-fed-to-young-children-in-east-java-indonesia
#8
Sarah Gibson, Daniel Sahanggamu, Dewi Fatmaningrum, Val Curtis, Sian White
OBJECTIVES: To examine levels of bacterial contamination in formula feeding bottles in Sidoarjo, East Java, and to assess the preparation practices that may have been responsible. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted among 92 randomly selected households with children under the age of two who were bottle-fed formula. In each household, we carried out video observation of mothers/caregivers preparing bottles, and examined samples of formula for coliform bacteria and Escherichia coli (E...
July 16, 2017: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712153/proteomic%C3%A2-analysis-reveals-the-enhancement-of-human-serum-apolipoprotein-a-1-apo-a-1-in%C3%A2-individuals%C3%A2-infected-with-multiple-dengue-virus-serotypes
#9
Manchala Nageswar Reddy, Ranjeet Dungdung, Rajendra Pilankatta
OBJECTIVES: Human serum protein profiling of the individual infected with multiple dengue virus serotypes for identifying the potential biomarkers and to investigate the cause for the severity of dengue virus infection. METHODS: Dengue virus NS1 positive serum samples were pooled into two groups (S2 and S3) based on the molecular serotyping and number of heterotypic infections. The pooled serum samples were subjected to two dimensional gel electrophoresis (2DGE) to identify the differentially expressed proteins...
July 16, 2017: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712150/the-effect-of-young-children-s-faeces-disposal-practices-on-child-growth-evidence-from-34-countries
#10
Valerie Bauza, Jeremy S Guest
OBJECTIVE: To characterize the relationship between child faeces disposal and child growth in low- and middle-income countries. METHODS: We analysed caregiver responses and anthropometric data from Demographic and Health Surveys (2005-2014) for 202,614 children under five and 82,949 children under two to examine the association between child faeces disposal and child growth. RESULTS: Child faeces disposal in an improved toilet was associated with reduced stunting for children under five [adjusted prevalence ratio (aPR)=0...
July 16, 2017: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712122/clinical-features-and-treatment-response-of-cutaneous-leishmaniasis-in-north-west-ethiopia
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Helina Fikre, Rezika Mohammed, Saba Atinafu, Johan van Griensven, Ermias Diro
OBJECTIVE: Cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) receives far less attention than visceral leishmaniasis. Nevertheless, CL is predominantly caused by a unique species in Ethiopia (L aethiopica), which is known to cause severe forms such as diffuse (DCL) and mucocutaneous leishmaniasis (MCL). We report on the number and type of CL cases diagnosed, the clinical features, the treatments and treatment outcomes in North-West Ethiopia. METHODS: This is a retrospective chart record analysis of CL patients treated at the Leishmania Research and Treatment Center (LRTC) of the University of Gondar, Ethiopia...
July 16, 2017: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712113/nutritional-status-is-the-major-factor-affecting-grip-strength-of-african-hiv-patients-before-and-during-antiretroviral-treatment
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Suzanne Filteau, G PrayGod, S L Woodd, Henrik Friis, D C Heimburger, J R Koethe, P Kelly, L Kasonka, Andrea M Rehman
OBJECTIVES: Low grip strength is a marker of frailty and a risk factor for mortality among HIV patients and other populations. We investigated factors associated with grip strength in malnourished HIV patients at referral to ART, and at 12 weeks and 2-3 years after starting ART. METHODS: The study involved HIV-infected Zambian and Tanzanian participants recruited to the NUSTART trial when malnourished (body mass index <18.5 kg/m(2) ) and requiring ART. The relationship of grip strength to nutritional, infectious and demographic factors was assessed by multivariable linear regression at referral for ART (n=1742) and after 12 weeks (n=778) and 2-3 years of ART (n=273)...
July 16, 2017: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707345/the-cascade-of-care-to-prevent-mother-to-child-transmission-in-rio-de-janeiro-brazil-1996-2013-improving-but-still-some-way-to-go
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Cristina Barroso Hofer, Matthias Egger, Mary-Ann Davies, Ana Cristina Cisne Frota, Ricardo Hugo de Oliveira, Thalita Fernandes Abreu, Lúcia Evangelista Araújo, Bernardo Bastos Witthlin, Alice Weber Carvalho, Janaína Rivas Cordeiro, Giulia Pasqualini Lima, Olivia Keiser
OBJECTIVE: To describe the cascade of care to HIV mother-to-child-transmission (PMTCT) in a Rio de Janeiro reference pediatric clinic, and evaluate the main factors possibly associated with HIV transmission. METHODS: Data on antenatal care, perinatal and neonatal assistance to HIV-infected and HIV-exposed but uninfected children assisted in the clinic from 1996-2013 were collected. The cascade of care was graphically demonstrated, and possible factors associated with HIV infection were described using regression models for bivariate and multivariate analysis...
July 14, 2017: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686321/stratifying-the-potential-local-transmission-of-zika-in-municipalities-of-antioquia-colombia
#14
Juan Ospina, Doracelly Hincapie-Palacio, Jesús Ochoa, Adriana Molina, Guillermo Rúa, Dubán Pájaro, Marcela Arrubla, Rita Almanza, Marlio Paredes, Anuj Mubayi
OBJECTIVE: To stratify and understand the potential transmission processes of Zika virus in Colombia, in order to effectively address the efforts on surveillance and disease control. METHODS: We compare R0 , of Zika for municipalities based on data from the regional surveillance system of Antioquia, Colombia. The basic reproduction number (R0 ) and its 95% confidence intervals were estimated from an SIR model with implicit vector dynamics, in terms of recovered individuals in each time unit, using an approximate solution...
July 7, 2017: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685916/human-genetic-factors-in-tuberculosis-an-update
#15
REVIEW
Hoang van Tong, Thirumalaisamy P Velavan, Thorsten Thye, Christian G Meyer
Tuberculosis (TB) is a major threat to human health, especially in many developing countries. Human genetic variability has been recognised to be of great relevance in host responses to Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection and in regulating both the establishment and the progression of the disease. An increasing number of candidate gene and genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have focused on human genetic factors contributing to susceptibility or resistance to TB. To update previous reviews on human genetic factors in TB we searched the MEDLINE database and PubMed for articles from 1 January 2014 through 31 March 2017 and reviewed the role of human genetic variability in TB...
July 7, 2017: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665557/treatment-strategies-for-chronic-osteomyelitis-in-low-and-middle-income-countries-systematic-review
#16
REVIEW
J Geurts, A Hohnen, T Vranken, P Moh
OBJECTIVES: To identify a standard treatment regime or highly successful procedure for chronic osteomyelitis in low- and middle-income countries. METHODS: Systematic review following PRISMA guidelines. RESULTS: The initial search resulted in 102 studies of which nine met the inclusion criteria and were analysed qualitatively. The included studies involved 1173 patients from Africa and Asia. All patients were diagnosed with chronic osteomyelitis...
June 30, 2017: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665490/impact-of-china-s-essential-medicines-scheme-and-zero-mark-up-policy-on-antibiotic-prescriptions-in-county-hospitals-a-mixed-methods-study
#17
Xiaolin Wei, Jia Yin, John D Walley, Zhitong Zhang, Joseph P Hicks, Yu Zhou, Qiang Sun, Jun Zeng, Mei Lin
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the impact of the national essential medicines scheme and zero-mark-up policy on antibiotic prescribing behaviour. METHODS: In rural Guangxi, a natural experiment compared one county hospital which implemented the policy with a comparison hospital which did not. All outpatient and inpatient records in 2011 and 2014 were extracted from the two hospitals. Primary outcome indicator was antibiotic prescribing rate (APR) among children aged 2-14 presenting in outpatients with a primary diagnosis of upper respiratory tract infection (URTI)...
June 30, 2017: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656596/if-i-do-not-have-enough-water-then-how-could-i-bring-additional-water-for-toilet-cleaning-addressing-water-scarcity-to-promote-hygienic-use-of-shared-toilets-in-dhaka-bangladesh
#18
Ronald E Saxton, Farzana Yeasmin, Mahbub-Ul Alam, Abdullah Al-Masud, Notan Chandra Dutta, Dalia Yeasmin, Stephen P Luby, Leanne Unicomb, Peter J Winch
OBJECTIVES: Provision of toilets is necessary but not sufficient to impact health as poor maintenance may impair toilet function and discourage their consistent use. Water in urban slums is both scarce and a prerequisite for toilet maintenance behaviors. We describe the development of behavior change communications and selection of low-cost water storage hardware to facilitate adequate flushing among users of shared toilets. METHODS: We conducted 9 focus group discussions and 6 ranking exercises with adult users of shared toilets (50 females, 35 males), then designed and implemented 3 pilot interventions to facilitate regular flushing and improve hygienic conditions of shared toilets...
June 27, 2017: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653489/household-sanitation-is-associated-with-lower-risk-of-bacterial-and-protozoal-enteric-infections-but-not-viral-infections-and-diarrhea-in-a-cohort-study-in-a-low-income-urban-neighborhood-in-vellore-india
#19
David Berendes, Juan Leon, Amy Kirby, Julie Clennon, Suraja Raj, Habib Yakubu, Katharine Robb, Arun Kartikeyan, Priya Hemavathy, Annai Gunasekaran, Sheela Roy, Ben Chirag Ghale, J Senthil Kumar, Venkata Raghava Mohan, Gagandeep Kang, Christine Moe
OBJECTIVE: This study examined associations between household sanitation and enteric infection-including diarrheal-specific outcomes-in children 0-2 years of age in a low-income, dense urban neighborhood. METHODS: As part of the MAL-ED study, 230 children in a low-income, urban, Indian neighborhood provided stool specimens at 14-17 scheduled time points and during diarrheal episodes in the first two years of life that were analyzed for bacterial, parasitic (protozoa and helminths), and viral pathogens...
June 27, 2017: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653456/detecting-ebola-with-limited-laboratory-access-in-the-democratic-republic-of-congo-evaluation-of-a-clinical-passive-surveillance-reporting-system
#20
Hayley R Ashbaugh, Brandon Kuang, Adva Gadoth, Vivian H Alfonso, Patrick Mukadi, Reena H Doshi, Nicole A Hoff, Cyrus Sinai, Mathias Mossoko, Benoit Ilunga Kebela, Jean-Jacques Muyembe, Emile Okitolonda Wemakoy, Anne W Rimoin
BACKGROUND: Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) can be clinically severe and highly fatal, making surveillance efforts for early disease detection of paramount importance. In areas with limited access to laboratory testing, the Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (IDSR) strategy in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) may be a vital tool in improving outbreak response. METHODS: Using DRC IDSR data from the nation's four EVD outbreak periods from 2007-2014, we assessed trends of Viral Hemorrhagic Fever (VHF) and EVD differential diagnoses reportable through IDSR...
June 27, 2017: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
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