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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442321/high-prevalence-of-plasmodium-falciparum-and-soil-transmitted-helminth-co-infections-in-a-periurban-community-in-kwara-state-nigeria
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Olarewaju A Babamale, Uade S Ugbomoiko, Jorg Heukelbach
Prevalence of malaria and soil-transmitted helminth infections, and the burden of disease are enormous in sub-Saharan Africa. Co-infections aggravate the clinical outcome, but are common due to an overlap of endemic areas. A cross-sectional survey was conducted to assess prevalence, intensity of infection and association between malaria and soil-transmitted helminth infections in a typical periurban community in Kwara State. Fresh blood and faecal samples were examined using thick blood film and Kato-Katz smear techniques...
April 22, 2017: Journal of Infection and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434776/a-patient-who-made-an-impact-on-how-i-practice-severe-leptospirosis-presenting-as-ards-in-the-icu
#2
Evangelia S Panagiotidou, Sofia V Akritidou, Seraphim T Kotoulas, Evdokia K Sourla, Basilis G Mpikos, Basilis P Bagalas, Ioannis T Stanopoulos, Katalin M Fekete, Athanasia D Pataka
Severe leptospirosis can be a rare cause of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and multiorgan failure. A patient who made an impact on how I practice was a case of severe leptospirosis (Weil's disease) that presented as ARDS in the ICU. Leptospirosis is an under-reported infectious disease worldwide and should be considered as a cause of ARDS especially in patients with exposure history complicated with diffuse alveolar bleeding (DAH), icteric hepatitis and renal deterioration. Empiric treatment should be recommended before confirmation of laboratory tests as serological diagnosis is time consuming...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Infection and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434775/ibagu%C3%A3-saludable-a-novel-tool-of-information-and-communication-technologies-for-surveillance-prevention-and-control-of-dengue-chikungunya-zika-and-other-vector-borne-diseases-in-colombia
#3
LETTER
Guillermo Alfonso Jaramillo-Martinez, Heriberto Vasquez-Serna, Ruthdy Chavarro-Ordoñez, Oscar Fabián Rojas-Gomez, Carlos Eduardo Jimenez-Canizales, Alfonso J Rodriguez-Morales
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 20, 2017: Journal of Infection and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433493/a-rare-and-emerging-pathogen-raoultella-planticola-identification-based-on-16s-rrna-in-an-infant
#4
Serkan Atıcı, Zeynep Alp Ünkar, Sevliya Öcal Demir, Gülşen Akkoç, Nurhayat Yakut, Şerife Yılmaz, Kübra Erdem, Aslı Çınar Memişoğlu, Nurver Ülger, Ahmet Soysal, Eren Özek, Mustafa Bakır
Raoultella planticola is rarely associated with clinical infection, and a limited number of pediatric cases have been reported. Herein we report a case of bacteremia presumptively secondary to bilateral conjunctivitis in an infant caused by R. planticola which was successfully treated with piperacillin-tazobactam. It should be kept in mind that R. planticola can be a pathogen in pediatric age groups.
April 19, 2017: Journal of Infection and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404233/molecular-detection-of-drug-resistance-to-ofloxacin-and-kanamycin-in-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-by-using-multiplex-allele-specific-pcr
#5
Richa Kumari, Tuhina Banerjee, Shampa Anupurba
Drug resistance in tuberculosis (TB) is the biggest global health challenge as it hinders the tuberculosis control program and makes the disease more worsen. Molecular methods interrupt the spread of drug resistance by facilitating the appropriate anti- tuberculosis therapy at correct time through rapid diagnosis of multi drug resistant (MDR) and extensively drug resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB). In this study we standardized and evaluated the diagnostic utility of multiplex allele specific PCR (MAS-PCR) targeting gyrA D94G and rrs A1401G mutations for detection of resistance against two key drugs (ofloxacin and kanamycin) of second line anti tuberculosis treatment...
April 9, 2017: Journal of Infection and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404232/pcr-based-molecular-characterization-of-blastocystis-hominis-subtypes-in-southwest-of-iran
#6
Shahram Khademvatan, Rahim Masjedizadeh, Ehsan Yousefi-Razin, Hamidreza Mahbodfar, Fakher Rahim, Elham Yousefi, Masoud Foroutan
Blastocystis hominis is the most common intestinal parasite found in humans and many other hosts. Pathogenicity of Blastocystis sp. remains controversial and it has been suggested that it may be associated with certain subtypes of organism. The aim of this study was to evaluate the molecular epidemiology of B. hominis and its subtype distribution in Ahvaz, southwest of Iran. During 2012-2014, a total of 481 samples were collected from patients referred to the medical laboratory centers in Ahvaz for stool examination...
April 9, 2017: Journal of Infection and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377146/validation-and-adaptation-of-the-hospital-consumer-assessment-of-healthcare-providers-and-systems-in-arabic-context-evidence-from-saudi-arabia
#7
Mohammed R Alanazi, Ahmed Alamry, Khaled Alsurmi
One of the main purposes of healthcare organizations is to serve patients by providing safe and high-quality patient-centered care. Patients are considered the most appropriate source to assess the quality level of healthcare services. The objectives of this paper were to describe the translation and adaptation process of the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey for Arabic speaking populations, examine the degree of equivalence between the original English version and the Arabic translated version, and estimate and report the validity and reliability of the translated Arabic HCAHPS version...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Infection and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343793/critical-analysis-and-review-of-the-literature-on-healthcare-privatization-and-its-association-with-access-to-medical-care-in-saudi-arabia
#8
REVIEW
Abdulwahab A Alkhamis
This paper is a review of the literature on hospitals privatization to assess the influence of privatization on access to medical care. The results are used to complete further analysis on the situation in Saudi Arabia. Over 979 references were initially identified through a database search, and an additional 237 were included from other sources. From these sources, only 11 articles were considered for review after excluding the ineligible articles, such as those that did not meet the hospitals privatization's definition or other exclusion criteria...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Infection and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343794/sickness-presenteeism-among-health-care-providers-in-an-academic-tertiary-care-center-in-riyadh
#9
Mohammed Al Nuhait, Khaled Al Harbi, Amjad Al Jarboa, Rami Bustami, Shmaylan Alharbi, Abdulkareem Albekairy, Hind Almodaimegh
The term sickness presenteeism (SP) has been described as the act of going to work despite having a state of health that may be regarded as poor enough to justify sick leave. SP has been observed to be prevalent among three-quarters of health care providers (HCPs). Working while sick not only puts patients at risk but also decreases productivity and increases the probability of medical errors. Moreover, SP has been identified as a risk factor for many negative health outcomes among the HCPs themselves, such as depression, burnout, and serious cardiac events...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Infection and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330701/modeling-malaria-control-intervention-effect-in-kwazulu-natal-south-africa-using-intervention-time-series-analysis
#10
Osadolor Ebhuoma, Michael Gebreslasie, Lethumusa Magubane
The change of the malaria control intervention policy in South Africa (SA), re-introduction of dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT), may be responsible for the low and sustained malaria transmission in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN). We evaluated the effect of the re-introduction of DDT on malaria in KZN and suggested practical ways the province can strengthen her already existing malaria control and elimination efforts, to achieve zero malaria transmission. We obtained confirmed monthly malaria cases in KZN from the malaria control program of KZN from 1998 to 2014...
March 18, 2017: Journal of Infection and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320594/epidemiological-survey-of-human-brucellosis-in-inner-mongolia-china-2010-2014-a-high-risk-groups-based-survey
#11
Cao Ning, Guo Shuyi, Yan Tao, Zhu Hao, Xingguang Zhang
Brucellosis, a zoonosis which can seriously harm public health. Inner Mongolia is known as an endemic region of human brucellosis in China. The aim of this study is to present the epidemic of human brucellosis in Inner Mongolia from 2010 to 2014, and to provide the evidence of preventing from brucellosis in endemic areas. The study included 838,956 participants by cluster random sampling from 2010 to 2014. The contents of this study included questionnaire survey and serological testing. The seropositive rate was calculated based on the serological testing results, tested to determine whether the participants were infected by brucellosis...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Infection and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330584/central-line-associated-sepsis-in-children-receiving-parenteral-nutrition-in-oman
#12
Tawfiq T Al Lawati, Adawaiya Al Jamie, Nasra Al Mufarraji
Parenteral Nutrition (PN) is used when gut fails to provide complete nutrition. Central line Associate Blood Stream Infection (CLABSI) a major complication of this therapy. The objective of the study was to report the incidence of CLABSI and associated mortality in children receiving PN in the Royal Hospital and study the indication and duration of PN use. All children from the age of 0-48 months who received TPN outside NICU from the period between 1/1/2011 till 31/12/2014 were included. Data were retrieved from the hospital electronic data base...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Infection and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330585/molecular-detection-of-leptospirosis-and-melioidosis-co-infection-a-case-report
#13
Mohammad Ridhuan Mohd Ali, Amira Wahida Mohamad Safiee, Padmaloseni Thangarajah, Mohd Hashairi Fauzi, Alwi Muhd Besari, Nabilah Ismail, Chan Yean Yean
Leptospirosis and melioidosis are important tropical infections caused by Leptospira and Burkholdheria pseudomallei, respectively. As both infections share similar clinical manifestations yet require different managements, complementary laboratory tests are crucial for the diagnosis. We describe a case of Leptospira and B. pseudomallei co-infection in a diabetic 40-year-old woman with history of visit to a freshwater camping site in northern Malaysia. To our knowledge, this is the first case of such double-infection, simultaneously demonstrated by molecular approach...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Infection and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302512/seroepidemiology-of-hepatitis-a-hepatitis-b-and-varicella-virus-in-people-living-with-hiv-in-ireland
#14
Corinna Sadlier, Anna O'Rourke, Alison Carr, Colm Bergin
Epidemiological studies investigating seroprevalence of vaccine preventable infections at both individual and population level are important in guiding screening and vaccination practices. Data on seroprevalence of common vaccine preventable infections in HIV-infected individuals is lacking. We carried out a retrospective cohort study to investigate serological immunity and factors associated with immunity to hepatitis A virus (HAV), hepatitis B virus (HBV) and varicalla virus (VZV) in a cohort of HIV-infected individuals attending a large ambulatory HIV specialist centre in Ireland...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Infection and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292647/transfusion-transmitted-infections-in-frequently-transfused-thalassemic-children-living-in-fayoum-governorate-egypt-current-prevalence-and-risk-factors
#15
Zeze Th Atwa, Wafaa Y Abdel Wahed
Regular blood transfusion therapy remains the primary treatment in thalassemia major (TM). Transfusion-transmitted infections (TTIs) and iron overload are considered to be the major drawbacks of this therapy. This cross-sectional study aimed to update the prevalence of the hepatitis C virus (HCV) antibody, PCR-confirmed HCV, hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg), and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) antibody among TM children. Clinical and epidemiological factors that can affect HCV infection prevalence rate were studied...
March 11, 2017: Journal of Infection and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285973/effect-of-meteorological-variables-on-plasmodium-vivax-and-plasmodium-falciparum-malaria-in-outbreak-prone-districts-of-rajasthan-india
#16
Mercy A L Lingala
BACKGROUND: Malaria is a public health problem caused by Plasmodium parasite and transmitted by anopheline mosquitoes. Arid and semi-arid regions of western India are prone to malaria outbreaks. Malaria outbreak prone districts viz. Bikaner, Barmer and Jodhpur were selected to study the effect of meteorological variables on Plasmodium vivax and Plasmodium falciparum malaria outbreaks for the period of 2009-2012. METHOD: The data of monthly malaria cases and meteorological variables was analysed using SPSS 20v...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Infection and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285972/tp-e-interval-and-tp-e-qt-ratio-in-patients-with-human-immunodeficiency-virus
#17
Sefa Ünal, Çağrı Yayla, Burak Açar, Ahmet G Ertem, Mehmet K Akboğa, Serkan Gökaslan, Mehmet A Erdöl, Meliha Ç Sönmezer, Esra Kaya Kiliç, Çiğdem Ataman Hatipoğlu, Sinan Aydoğdu, Ahmet Temizhan
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection and AIDS are known to cause cardiovascular diseases such as premature coronary artery disease, cardiomyopathy, and arrhythmias. Recently, Tp-e interval and Tp-e/QT ratio has been shown as a novel marker of ventricular repolarization. We aimed to evaluate the ventricular repolarization using Tp-e interval and Tp-e/QT ratio in patients with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection. Totally 48 patients with HIV and 60 control subjects were enrolled to the study...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Infection and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285971/antibiotic-resistance-italian-awareness-survey-2016
#18
Anna Prigitano, Luisa Romanò, Francesco Auxilia, Silvana Castaldi, Anna M Tortorano
Antimicrobial resistance has become a public health priority worldwide. The WHO conducted a survey concerning the personal use of antibiotics, knowledge of appropriate use and awareness of the issue of resistance. A similar survey was conducted in Italy involving 666 young university students and 131 seniors attending courses of the University of the third age. Antibiotics seem to be taken with moderate frequency and appropriately: 30% of respondents took them in the past six months and 94% took these drugs only prescribed by a doctor, in the correct dose and for the proper duration...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Infection and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285970/longitudinal-study-of-thai-people-media-exposure-knowledge-and-behavior-on-dengue-fever-prevention-and-control
#19
Smith Boonchutima, Kirati Kachentawa, Manasanun Limpavithayakul, Anan Prachansri
Dengue hemorrhagic fever is transmitted through a bite by a dengue -infected Aedes aegypti mosquito. It was first reported in the mid -20th century in Thailand, and since then its epidemiology has been of great concern and has spread all across the country. The alarming incidence of dengue posed a serious threat to human health in all major cities of Thailand. This study was aimed at identifying the level of awareness of dengue fever in Thai population knowledge for prevention and control, and most importantly contribution of media in educating masses for dengue control measures...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Infection and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283368/are-the-saudi-parents-aware-of-antibiotic-role-in-upper-respiratory-tract-infections-in-children
#20
Abdulaziz S Alrafiaah, Meaad H Alqarny, Haneen Y Alkubedan, Sulaiman AlQueflie, Aamir Omair
Upper respiratory tract infection (URTI) is considered to be the most common reason for children's visits to emergency departments or outpatient clinics. The misuse and overuse of antibiotics are currently major public health problems worldwide. This study aimed to assess Saudi parents' knowledge, attitude, and practice (KAP) regarding the use of antibiotics in URTIs in children. This cross-sectional study was conducted in Saudi Arabia using a previously validated questionnaire, which was distributed using Twitter...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Infection and Public Health
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