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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799503/a-case-report-of-schistosoma-haematobium-infection-in-a-pregnant-migrant-raises-concerns-about-lack-of-screening-policies
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Maria Mazzitelli, Giovanni Matera, Carmela Votino, Federica Visconti, Alessio Strazzulla, Maria Teresa Loria, Cinzia Peronace, Pio Settembre, Aida Giancotti, Maria Carla Liberto, Alfredo Focà, Fulvio Zullo, Carlo Torti
Pregnant women with urinary schistosomiasis should be treated, but screening is not implemented in migrants. We report herein a case of a migrant diagnosed late into pregnancy, after diagnosis was made in her husband. Praziquantel was safe and effective. Schistosomiasis should be considered in pregnant women from endemic countries.
July 2016: Journal of Travel Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799502/refusal-of-recommended-travel-related-vaccines-among-u-s-international-travellers-in-global-travepinet
#2
Sara M Lammert, Sowmya R Rao, Emily S Jentes, Jessica K Fairley, Stefanie Erskine, Allison T Walker, Stefan H Hagmann, Mark J Sotir, Edward T Ryan, Regina C LaRocque
BACKGROUND: International travellers are at risk of travel-related, vaccine-preventable diseases. More data are needed on the proportion of travellers who refuse vaccines during a pre-travel health consultation and their reasons for refusing vaccines. METHODS: We analyzed data on travellers seen for a pre-travel health consultation from July 2012 through June 2014 in the Global TravEpiNet (GTEN) consortium. Providers were required to indicate one of three reasons for a traveller refusing a recommended vaccine: (1) cost concerns, (2) safety concerns or (3) not concerned with the illness...
July 2016: Journal of Travel Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799501/gnathostomiasis-in-brazil-an-emerging-disease-with-a-challenging-diagnosis
#3
Julian Cornaglia, Maxime Jean, Kevin Bertrand, Hugues Aumaître, Melisande Roy, Beatrice Nickel
This case report describes the second reported case of gnathostomiasis acquired in Brazil. The French traveller returned from a sport fishing trip from Tocantins where he was repeatedly consuming raw freshwater fish marinated with lemon juice. Gnathostoma infection was diagnosed based on clinical symptoms, dietary record and by detection of specific antibodies in the blood.
July 2016: Journal of Travel Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799500/poor-knowledge-among-french-travellers-of-the-risk-of-acquiring-multidrug-resistant-bacteria-during-travel
#4
Caroline Migault, Lukshe Kanagaratnam, Yohan Nguyen, Delphine Lebrun, Aurélien Giltat, Maxime Hentzien, Odile Bajolet, Moustapha Drame, Firouzé Bani-Sadr
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2016: Journal of Travel Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799499/cervical-artery-dissection-at-high-altitude-an-overview-of-two-patients
#5
Shreeyukta Bhattarai, William Elson, Rashila Pradhan, Prativa Pandey
While altitude illness is common in the Himalayas, conditions unrelated to altitude illness also occur. High altitude cerebral oedema HACE is a global phenomenon of gradual onset affecting both cerebral hemispheres. We outline two cases of cervical artery dissection presenting with sudden onset of focal neurological symptoms at high altitude.
July 2016: Journal of Travel Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27738113/evolution-of-the-prevalence-of-intestinal-parasitic-infections-among-the-french-armed-forces-in-french-guiana
#6
Jacques-Robert Christen, Marie Mura, Gwenaëlle Roudaut, Anne-Sophie Drogoul, Magalie Demar, Sébastien Briolant, Eric Garnotel, Fabrice Simon, Vincent Pommier De Santi
Two cross-sectional studies were performed 2 years apart in French military personnel deployed from France to French Guiana. In 2011, military medical centres in French Guiana reported 40 cases of intestinal parasitism in service members returning from illegal gold mining sites in the rainforest. In 2013, 48 out of 132 service members returning from French Guiana after a 4-month mission had eosinophilia and seven were infected with hookworm. A presumptive first-line treatment with albendazole could be the most pragmatic strategy...
July 2016: Journal of Travel Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27738112/pre-travel-advice-attitudes-and-hepatitis-a-and-b-vaccination-rates-among-travellers-from-seven-countries%C3%A2
#7
Anita E Heywood, Hans Nothdurft, Dominique Tessier, Melissa Moodley, Lars Rombo, Cinzia Marano, Laurence De Moerlooze
BACKGROUND: Knowledge about the travel-associated risks of hepatitis A and B, and the extent of pre-travel health-advice being sought may vary between countries. METHODS: An online survey was undertaken to assess the awareness, advice-seeking behaviour, rates of vaccination against hepatitis A and B and adherence rates in Australia, Finland, Germany, Norway, Sweden, the UK and Canada between August and October 2014. Individuals aged 18-65 years were screened for eligibility based on: travel to hepatitis A and B endemic countries within the past 3 years, awareness of hepatitis A, and/or combined hepatitis A&B vaccines; awareness of their self-reported vaccination status and if vaccinated, vaccination within the last 3 years...
July 2016: Journal of Travel Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27738111/ten-years-of-recreational-diving-fatalities-in-the-united-states-and-canada-harvesters-vs-non-harvesters
#8
Brittany M Rowley, Peter Buzzacott, Petar J Denoble
Adult male recreational diver fatalities (n = 698) in North America from 2004 to 2013 were examined. Compared with non-harvesters, boat (86 vs 59%), solo (26 vs 13%) and night diving (10 vs 3%) were more common among harvesters. Of the divers who were low-on or out-of air, 20% were harvesters and 11% non-harvesters (OR = 2.0, P = 0.03).
July 2016: Journal of Travel Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27694470/the-conundrum-of-malaria-chemoprophylaxis
#9
EDITORIAL
Dennis Shanks
Alternative approaches to malaria chemoprophylaxis are discussed in light of the difficulties of executing clinical trials within limits of infection rates and ethics.
June 2016: Journal of Travel Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27625401/effectiveness-of-twice-a-week-prophylaxis-with-atovaquone-proguanil-malarone%C3%A2-in-long-term-travellers-to-west-africa
#10
Tamar Lachish, Maskit Bar-Meir, Neta Eisenberg, Eli Schwartz
BACKGROUND: Current guidelines recommend daily dosing of atovaquone-proguanil (AP), beginning a day before travel to endemic areas and continuing for 7 days after departure. Adherence of long-term travellers to daily malaria chemoprophylaxis tends to be poor, even when residing in highly endemic malaria regions. Evidence from a volunteer challenging study suggests that non-daily, longer intervals dosing of AP provides effective protection against Plasmodium falciparum This study examines the effectiveness of twice weekly AP prophylaxis in long-term travellers to highly endemic P...
June 2016: Journal of Travel Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27625400/evidence-based-risk-assessment-and-communication-a-new-global-dengue-risk-map-for-travellers-and-clinicians
#11
Emily S Jentes, R Ryan Lash, Michael A Johansson, Tyler M Sharp, Ronnie Henry, Oliver J Brady, Mark J Sotir, Simon I Hay, Harold S Margolis, Gary W Brunette
BACKGROUND: International travel can expose travellers to pathogens not commonly found in their countries of residence, like dengue virus. Travellers and the clinicians who advise and treat them have unique needs for understanding the geographic extent of risk for dengue. Specifically, they should assess the need for prevention measures before travel and ensure appropriate treatment of illness post-travel. Previous dengue-risk maps published in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Yellow Book lacked specificity, as there was a binary (risk, no risk) classification...
June 2016: Journal of Travel Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27625399/travel-vaccination-recommendations-and-endemic-infection-risks-in-solid-organ-transplantation-recipients
#12
REVIEW
Jason A Trubiano, Douglas Johnson, Asma Sohail, Joseph Torresi
BACKGROUND: Solid organ transplant (SOT) recipients are often heavily immunosuppressed and consequently at risk of serious illness from vaccine preventable viral and bacterial infections or with endemic fungal and parasitic infections. We review the literature to provide guidance regarding the timing and appropriateness of vaccination and pathogen avoidance related to the immunological status of SOT recipients. METHODS: A PUBMED search ([Vaccination OR vaccine] AND/OR ["specific vaccine"] AND/OR [immunology OR immune response OR cytokine OR T lymphocyte] AND transplant was performed...
June 2016: Journal of Travel Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27601536/risk-of-global-spread-of-middle-east-respiratory-syndrome-coronavirus-mers-cov-via-the-air-transport-network
#13
Lauren M Gardner, Abrar A Chughtai, C Raina MacIntyre
BACKGROUND: Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) emerged from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) in 2012 and has since spread to 26 countries. All cases reported so far have either been in the Middle East or linked to the region through passenger air travel, with the largest outbreak outside KSA occurring in South Korea. Further international spread is likely due to the high travel volumes of global travel, as well as the occurrence of large annual mass gathering such as the Haj and Umrah pilgrimages that take place in the region...
June 2016: Journal of Travel Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27601535/research-on-the-move-the-potential-applications-of-mobile-health-technology-in-travel-medicine
#14
EDITORIAL
Gerard T Flaherty
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2016: Journal of Travel Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27601534/epidemiology-and-clinical-features-of-imported-malaria-in-east-london
#15
Benjamin C Francis, Ximena Gonzalo, Sirisha Duggineni, Janice M Thomas, Caoimhe NicFhogartaigh, Zahir Osman Eltahir Babiker
BACKGROUND: Malaria is the most common imported tropical disease in the United Kingdom (UK). The overall mortality is low but inter-regional differences have been observed. METHODS: We conducted a 2-year retrospective review of clinical and laboratory records of patients with malaria attending three acute hospitals in East London from 1 April 2013 through 31 March 2015. Epidemiological and clinical characteristics of imported malaria were described and risk factors associated with severe falciparum malaria were explored...
June 2016: Journal of Travel Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27601533/estimated-global-exportations-of-zika-virus-infections-via-travellers-from-brazil-from-2014-to-2015
#16
Mikkel B Quam, Annelies Wilder-Smith
The ongoing Zika pandemic in Latin America illustrates a potential source for further globalized spread. Here, we assessed global travel-related Zika virus exportations from Brazil during the initial year of the epidemic. Similar to subsequent national notifications, we estimated 584-1786 exported Zika cases from Brazil occurred September 2014-August 2015.
June 2016: Journal of Travel Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27601532/fulminant-high-altitude-blindness
#17
Evgeny Mashkovskiy, Piotr Szawarski, Pavel Ryzhkov, Tomaz Goslar, Irena Mrak
Prolonged altitude exposure even with acclimatization continues to present a physiological challenge to all organ systems including the central nervous system. We describe a case of a 41-year-old Caucasian female climber who suffered severe visual loss that was due to possible optic nerve pathology occurring during a high altitude expedition in the Himalayas. This case is atypical of classic high altitude cerebral oedema and highlights yet another danger of prolonged sojourn at extreme altitudes.
June 2016: Journal of Travel Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27601531/the-incidence-of-breast-cancer-among-female-flight-attendants-an-updated-meta-analysis
#18
REVIEW
Tiebing Liu, Chanyuan Zhang, Chong Liu
BACKGROUND: Several studies have indicated an increased risk of breast cancer (BC) among female flight attendants (FFAs); however, the results from epidemiological studies were not consistent. We thus conducted an updated meta-analysis to re-assess the risk of BC among FFAs, according to the MOOSE guideline. METHODS: A systematical search of PubMed and Embase for relevant observational studies up to March 2016 was performed, supplemented by manual reviews of bibliographies in relevant studies...
June 2016: Journal of Travel Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27592821/travel-medicine-and-mhealth-technology-a-study-using-smartphones-to-collect-health-data-during-travel
#19
Andrea Farnham, Ulf Blanke, Emily Stone, Milo A Puhan, Christoph Hatz
BACKGROUND: mHealth methodology such as smartphone applications offers new opportunities to capture the full range of health risks during travel in real time. Our study aims to widen the scope of travel health research in tropical and subtropical destinations by using a smartphone application to collect detailed information on health behaviours, clinical symptoms, accidents and environmental factors during travel. METHODS: We enrolled travel clinic clients in Zurich and Basel ≥18 years of age travelling to Thailand for <5 weeks...
June 2016: Journal of Travel Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27503854/use-of-antimicrobial-agents-for-treatment-and-prevention-of-travellers-diarrhoea-in-the-face-of-enhanced-risk-of-transient-fecal-carriage-of-multi-drug-resistant-enterobacteriaceae-setting-the-stage-for-consensus-recommendations
#20
REVIEW
Herbert L DuPont, Robert Steffen
BACKGROUND: The recommendation that antibiotics should be used for routine therapy of travellers' diarrhoea is being reconsidered in view of growing evidence that the therapy may lead to intestinal carriage of multi-drug resistant (MDR) colonic microbiota. This review attempts to put the issues of therapy and MDR acquisition in perspective to help in the establishment of therapeutic recommendations for travellers' diarrhoea. METHODS: The existing literature showing the risk and consequences of acquisition of MDR microbiota in antibiotic-treated travellers was reviewed...
June 2016: Journal of Travel Medicine
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