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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913658/social-determinants-and-teen-pregnancy-prevention-exploring-the-role-of-nontraditional-partnerships
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Taleria R Fuller, Carla P White, Jocelyn Chu, Deborah Dean, Naomi Clemmons, Carmen Chaparro, Jessica L Thames, Anitra Belle Henderson, Pebbles King
Addressing the social determinants of health (SDOH) that influence teen pregnancy is paramount to eliminating disparities and achieving health equity. Expanding prevention efforts from purely individual behavior change to improving the social, political, economic, and built environments in which people live, learn, work, and play may better equip vulnerable youth to adopt and sustain healthy decisions. In 2010, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in partnership with the Office of Adolescent Health funded state- and community-based organizations to develop and implement the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Community-Wide Initiative...
December 1, 2016: Health Promotion Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901408/four-steps-to-eliminate-or-reduce-pain-in-children-caused-by-needles-part-1
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Stefan J Friedrichsdorf
Dr Stefan Friedrichsdorf* speaks to Jade Parker, Commissioning Editor: Stefan J Friedrichsdorf, MD, is medical director of the Department of Pain Medicine, Palliative Care and Integrative Medicine at Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, Minneapolis/St Paul, MN, USA, home to one of the largest and most comprehensive programs of its kind in the country. The interdisciplinary pain team is devoted to prevent and treat acute, procedural, neuropathic, psycho-social-spiritual, visceral, and chronic/complex pain for all inpatients and outpatients in close collaboration with all pediatric subspecialties at Children's Minnesota...
November 30, 2016: Pain Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886242/exploring-the-molecular-basis-of-age-related-disease-comorbidities-using-a-multi-omics-graphical-model
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Jonas Zierer, Tess Pallister, Pei-Chien Tsai, Jan Krumsiek, Jordana T Bell, Gordan Lauc, Tim D Spector, Cristina Menni, Gabi Kastenmüller
Although association studies have unveiled numerous correlations of biochemical markers with age and age-related diseases, we still lack an understanding of their mutual dependencies. To find molecular pathways that underlie age-related diseases as well as their comorbidities, we integrated aging markers from four different high-throughput omics datasets, namely epigenomics, transcriptomics, glycomics and metabolomics, with a comprehensive set of disease phenotypes from 510 participants of the TwinsUK cohort...
November 25, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871282/a-mother-s-choice-a-qualitative-study-of-mothers-health-seeking-behaviour-for-their-children-with-acute-diarrhoea
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Lucy Cunnama, Ayako Honda
BACKGROUND: Diarrhoea presents a considerable health risk to young children and is one of the leading causes of infant mortality. Although proven cost-effective interventions exist, South Africa is yet to reach the Sustainable Development Goals set for the elimination of preventable under-five mortality and water-borne diseases. The rural study area in the Eastern Cape of South Africa continues to have a parallel health system comprising traditional and modern healthcare services. It is in this setting that this study aimed to qualitatively examine the beliefs surrounding and perceived quality of healthcare accessed for children's acute diarrhoea...
November 21, 2016: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857531/application-of-probiotics-for-the-production-of-safe-and-high-quality-poultry-meat
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Yong Ha Park, Farizal Hamidon, Chandraprasad Rajangan, Kim Pong Soh, Chee Yuen Gan, Theam Soon Lim, Wan Nadiah Wan Abdullah, Min Tze Liong
Poultry industry has always been a dynamic and integral part of national economies in many countries. Economic losses incur especially in large-scale rearing facilities, often attributed to the deterioration of environmental conditions, poultry exposure to stressors and development of diseases. While antibiotics have been commonly used for prophylactic purposes and as growth stimulants, extensive documentation of antimicrobial resistance among pathogenic bacteria due to indiscriminate utilization of antibiotic in the industry has led to public and governmental outcries...
October 31, 2016: Korean Journal for Food Science of Animal Resources
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853630/current-stem-cell-based-therapies-in-diabetes
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REVIEW
Meredith A Lilly, Meghan F Davis, Josh E Fabie, Elizabeth B Terhune, G Ian Gallicano
Diabetes is a disease with wide-ranging personal and societal impacts that has been managed medicinally for over half a century. Since the discovery of stem cells, pancreatic islet regeneration has become a central target for clinical application that has the potential to decrease or eliminate the need for insulin administration and adjunctive medications. The discovery of alternative routes to pluripotency that bypass the ethical implications of embryonic stem cells has significantly expanded the horizons of stem cell based therapy...
2016: American Journal of Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846070/implementation-and-operational-research-an-integrated-and-comprehensive-service-delivery-model-to-improve-pediatric-and-maternal-hiv-care-in-rural-africa
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Anna Gamell, Tracy R Glass, Lameck B Luwanda, Herry Mapesi, Leila Samson, Tom Mtoi, Angelo Nyamtema, Lukas Muri, Alex Ntamatungiro, Marcel Tanner, Christoph Hatz, Manuel Battegay, Emilio Letang
BACKGROUND: Strategies to improve HIV diagnosis and linkage into care, antiretroviral treatment coverage, and treatment outcomes of mothers and children are urgently needed in sub-Saharan Africa. METHODS: From December 2012, we implemented an intervention package to improve prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) and pediatric HIV care in our rural Tanzanian clinic, consisting of: (1) creation of a PMTCT and pediatric unit integrated within the reproductive and child health clinic; (2) implementation of electronic medical records; (3) provider-initiated HIV testing and counseling in the hospital wards; and (4) early infant diagnosis test performed locally...
December 15, 2016: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27842865/monitoring-the-efficacy-of-drugs-for-neglected-tropical-diseases-controlled-by-preventive-chemotherapy
#8
REVIEW
M Albonico, B Levecke, P T LoVerde, A Montresor, R Prichard, J Vercruysse, J P Webster
In the last decade, pharmaceutical companies, governments and global health organisations under the leadership of the World Health Organization (WHO) have pledged large-scale donations of anthelmintic drugs, including ivermectin (IVM), praziquantel (PZQ), albendazole (ALB) and mebendazole (MEB). This worldwide scale-up in drug donations calls for strong monitoring systems to detect any changes in anthelmintic drug efficacy. This review reports on the outcome of the WHO Global Working Group on Monitoring of Neglected Tropical Diseases Drug Efficacy, which consists of three subgroups: (i) soil-transmitted helminthiases (ALB and MEB); (ii) onchocerciasis and lymphatic filariasis (IVM); and (iii) schistosomiasis (PZQ)...
December 2015: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826848/rewriting-dna-methylation-signatures-at-will-the-curable-genome-within-reach
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Sabine Stolzenburg, Désirée Goubert, Marianne G Rots
Epigenetic regulation of gene expression is vital for the maintenance of genome integrity and cell phenotype. In addition, many different diseases have underlying epigenetic mutations, and understanding their role and function may unravel new insights for diagnosis, treatment, and even prevention of diseases. It was an important breakthrough when epigenetic alterations could be gene-specifically manipulated using epigenetic regulatory proteins in an approach termed epigenetic editing. Epigenetic editors can be designed for virtually any gene by targeting effector domains to a preferred sequence, where they write or erase the desired epigenetic modification...
2016: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27813703/achievements-and-challenges-for-the-use-of-killed-oral-cholera-vaccines-in-the-global-stockpile-era
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Sachin N Desai, Lorenzo Pezzoli, Kathryn P Alberti, Stephen Martin, Alejandro Costa, William Perea, Dominique Legros
Cholera remains an important but neglected public health threat, affecting the health of the poorest populations and imposing substantial costs on public health systems. Cholera can be eliminated where access to clean water, sanitation, and satisfactory hygiene practices are sustained, but major improvements in infrastructure continue to be a distant goal. New developments and trends of cholera disease burden, the creation of an affordable cholera vaccine for use in developing countries, as well as recent evidence of vaccination impact has created an increased demand for oral cholera vaccine (OCV)...
November 4, 2016: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27812902/long-term-effectiveness-of-the-integrated-schistosomiasis-control-strategy-with-emphasis-on-infectious-source-control-in-china-a-10-year-evaluation-from-2005-to-2014
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Xiaoli Wang, Wei Wang, Peng Wang
Schistosomiasis is a neglected tropical parasitic disease of great public health significance worldwide. Currently, mass drug administration with praziquantel remains the major strategy for global schistosomiasis control programs. Since 2005, an integrated strategy with emphasis on infectious source control was implemented for the control of schistosomiasis japonica, a major public health concern in China, and pilot studies have demonstrated that such a strategy is effective to reduce the prevalence of Schistosoma japonicum infection in both humans and bovines...
November 3, 2016: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803949/usability-and-workflow-evaluation-of-rheumatic-disease-activity-ready-a-mobile-application-for-rheumatology-patients-and-providers
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Po-Yin Yen, Barbara Lara, Marcelo Lopetegui, Aseem Bharat, Stacy Ardoin, Bernadette Johnson, Puneet Mathur, Peter J Embi, Jeffrey R Curtis
BACKGROUND: RhEumAtic Disease activitY (READY) is a mobile health (mHealth) application that aims to create a shared platform integrating data from both patients and physicians, with a particular emphasis on arthritis disease activity. METHODS: We made READY available on an iPad and pilot implemented it at a rheumatology outpatient clinic. We conducted 1) a usability evaluation study to explore patients' and physicians' interactions with READY, and 2) a time motion study (TMS) to observe the clinical workflow before and after the implementation...
November 2, 2016: Applied Clinical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798182/ablation-of-newly-generated-hippocampal-granule-cells-has-disease-modifying-effects-in-epilepsy
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Bethany E Hosford, John P Liska, Steve C Danzer
: Hippocampal granule cells generated in the weeks before and after an epileptogenic brain injury can integrate abnormally into the dentate gyrus, potentially mediating temporal lobe epileptogenesis. Previous studies have demonstrated that inhibiting granule cell production before an epileptogenic brain insult can mitigate epileptogenesis. Here, we extend upon these findings by ablating newly generated cells after the epileptogenic insult using a conditional, inducible diphtheria-toxin receptor expression strategy in mice...
October 26, 2016: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785045/buerger-s-disease-providing-integrated-care
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REVIEW
Peter Klein-Weigel, Theresa Sophie Volz, Leonora Zange, Jutta Richter
Buerger's disease, also known as thromboangiitis obliterans (TAO), is a segmental inflammatory disease affecting small- and medium-sized vessels, which is strongly associated with tobacco use. Although the etiology is still unknown, recent studies suggest an immunopathogenesis. Diagnosis is based on clinical and angiomorphologic criteria, including age, history of smoking, clinical presentation with distal extremity ischemia, and the absence of other risk factors for atherosclerosis, autoimmune disease, hypercoagulable states, or embolic disease...
2016: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27776127/integrated-healthcare-delivery-a-qualitative-research-approach-to-identifying-and-harmonizing-perspectives-of-integrated-neglected-tropical-disease-programs
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Arianna Rubin Means, Julie Jacobson, Aryc W Mosher, Judd L Walson
BACKGROUND: While some evidence supports the beneficial effects of integrating neglected tropical disease (NTD) programs to optimize coverage and reduce costs, there is minimal information regarding when or how to effectively operationalize program integration. The lack of systematic analyses of integration experiences and of integration processes may act as an impediment to achieving more effective NTD programming. We aimed to learn about the experiences of NTD stakeholders and their perceptions of integration...
October 2016: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27775384/a-two-strain-tb-model-with-multiple-latent-stages
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Azizeh Jabbari, Carlos Castillo-Chavez, Fereshteh Nazari, Baojun Song, Hossein Kheiri
A two-strain tuberculosis (TB) transmission model incorporating antibiotic-generated TB resistant strains and long and variable waiting periods within the latently infected class is introduced. The mathematical analysis is carried out when the waiting periods are modeled via parametrically friendly gamma distributions, a reasonable alternative to the use of exponential distributed waiting periods or to integral equations involving ``arbitrary'' distributions. The model supports a globally-asymptotically stable disease-free equilibrium when the reproduction number is less than one and an endemic equilibriums, shown to be locally asymptotically stable, or l...
August 1, 2016: Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering: MBE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27774815/immunomic-approaches-for-antigen-discovery-of-human-parasites
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Kokouvi Kassegne, Eniola Michael Abe, Jun-Hu Chen, Xiao-Nong Zhou
Genetics combined with proteomics allows for a better understanding of parasite-host interactions and host immune responses. Immunomics elucidates that antigens are targets of induced or naturally acquired immunity (NAI), a promising solution to the challenge of eradicating human infections. High-throughput protein microarrays enhance rapid antigen discovery for the development of serodiagnostic tests/vaccines. Areas covered: This review systematically analyzes the emergence of protein microarrays as a powerful technology for parasite antigen discovery and subsequently summarizes some of the attributes and disadvantages of these approaches...
November 7, 2016: Expert Review of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27765440/can-lymphatic-filariasis-be-eliminated-by-2020
#18
Maria P Rebollo, Moses J Bockarie
Interventions against neglected tropical diseases (NTD), including lymphatic filariasis (LF), scaled up dramatically after the signing of the London Declaration (LD) in 2012. LF is targeted for elimination by 2020, but some countries are considered not on track to meet the 2020 target using the recommended preventive chemotherapy and morbidity management strategies. In this Opinion article we review the prospects for achieving LF elimination by 2020 in the light of the renewed global action against NTDs and the global efforts to achieve the sustainable development goals (SDGs) by 2030...
October 17, 2016: Trends in Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27764130/first-results-in-the-use-of-bovine-ear-notch-tag-for-bovine-viral-diarrhoea-virus-detection-and-genetic-analysis
#19
Christian Quinet, Guy Czaplicki, Elise Dion, Fabiana Dal Pozzo, Anke Kurz, Claude Saegerman
BACKGROUND: Infection due to bovine viral diarrhoea virus (BVDV) is endemic in most cattle-producing countries throughout the world. The key elements of a BVDV control programme are biosecurity, elimination of persistently infected animals and surveillance. Bovine viral diarrhoea (BVD) is a notifiable disease in Belgium and an official eradication programme started from January 2015, based on testing ear notches sampled during the official identification and registration of calves at birth...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27756458/lessons-learned-from-developing-an-eradication-investment-case-for-lymphatic-filariasis
#20
R J Kastner, C M Stone, P Steinmann, M Tanner, F Tediosi
In the last few years, the concepts of disease elimination and eradication have again gained consideration from the global health community, with Guinea worm disease (dracunculiasis) on track to become the first parasitic disease to be eradicated. Given the many complex and interlinking issues involved in committing to a disease eradication initiative, such commitments must be based on a solid assessment of a broad range of factors. In this chapter, we discuss the value and implications of undertaking a systematic and fact-based analysis of the overall situation prior to embarking on an elimination or eradication programme...
2016: Advances in Parasitology
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