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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340062/correlation-of-psychooncological-distress-screening-and-quality-of-life-assessment-in-neurosurgical-patients
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Kira Hoffmann, Marcel Kamp, Hans-Jakob Steiger, Michael Sabel, Marion Rapp
Background: Cerebral tumors are associated with high rates of anxiety, depression and reduced health related quality of life. But still psychooncological screening instruments are not implemented in the daily routine of neurosurgical departments. In contrast the EORTC QLQ-C30/ EORTC QLQ- BN20 questionnaire is often used to evaluate quality of life in the framework of clinical studies. We were therefore interested, if conspicuous distress screening results are also reflected by HRQOL assessment...
December 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339831/detection-of-antimicrobial-resistance-genes-associated-with-the-international-space-station-environmental-surfaces
#2
C Urbaniak, A Checinska Sielaff, K G Frey, J E Allen, N Singh, C Jaing, K Wheeler, K Venkateswaran
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a global health issue. In an effort to minimize this threat to astronauts, who may be immunocompromised and thus at a greater risk of infection from antimicrobial resistant pathogens, a comprehensive study of the ISS "resistome' was conducted. Using whole genome sequencing (WGS) and disc diffusion antibiotic resistance assays, 9 biosafety level 2 organisms isolated from the ISS were assessed for their antibiotic resistance. Molecular analysis of AMR genes from 24 surface samples collected from the ISS during 3 different sampling events over a span of a year were analyzed with Ion AmpliSeq™ and metagenomics...
January 16, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339390/identification-of-hsp90-inhibitors-with-anti-plasmodium-activity
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Dora Posfai, Amber L Eubanks, Allison I Keim, Kuan-Yi Lu, Grace Z Wang, Philip F Hughes, Nobutaka Kato, Timothy A Haystead, Emily R Derbyshire
Malaria remains a global health burden partly due to Plasmodium parasite resistance to first-line therapeutics. The molecular chaperone heat shock protein 90 (Hsp90) has emerged as an essential protein for blood stage Plasmodium parasites, but details about its function during malaria's elusive liver stage are unclear. We used target-based screens to identify compounds that bind to Plasmodium falciparum and human Hsp90, which revealed insights into chemotypes with species selective binding. Using cell-based malaria assays, we demonstrate that all identified Hsp90-binding compounds are liver and blood stage Plasmodium inhibitors...
January 16, 2018: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337905/the-role-of-mirnas-in-the-pathophysiology-of-liver-diseases-and-toxicity
#4
REVIEW
Florian Schueller, Sanchari Roy, Mihael Vucur, Christian Trautwein, Tom Luedde, Christoph Roderburg
Both acute and chronic liver toxicity represents a major global health burden and an important cause of morbidity and lethality worldwide. Despite epochal progress in the treatment of hepatitis C virus infections, pharmacological treatment strategies for most liver diseases are still limited and new targets for prevention or treatment of liver disease are urgently needed. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) represent a new class of highly conserved small non-coding RNAs that are involved in the regulation of gene expression by targeting whole networks of so called "targets"...
January 16, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337085/disc-describing-infections-of-the-spine-treated-with-ceftaroline
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Richard R Watkins, George Yendewa, Steven D Burdette, Sophia Horattas, Nairmeen Awad Haller, Caroline Mangira, Robert A Salata, Robert A Bonomo
OBJECTIVES: Spine infections lead to considerable morbidity and high cost to the global health care system. Currently, the evidence for using ceftaroline, an advanced-generation cephalosporin active against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), in spine infections is limited. METHODS: Describing Infections of the Spine treated with Ceftaroline (DISC) is a multicenter retrospective cohort study that evaluated ceftaroline for treating spine infections...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336923/report-on-who-meeting-on-immunization-in-older-adults-geneva-switzerland-22-23-march-2017
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M Teresa Aguado, Jane Barratt, John R Beard, Bonnie B Blomberg, Wilbur H Chen, Julian Hickling, Terri B Hyde, Mark Jit, Rebecca Jones, Gregory A Poland, Martin Friede, Justin R Ortiz
Many industrialized countries have implemented routine immunization policies for older adults, but similar strategies have not been widely implemented in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). In March 2017, the World Health Organization (WHO) convened a meeting to identify policies and activities to promote access to vaccination of older adults, specifically in LMICs. Participants included academic and industry researchers, funders, civil society organizations, implementers of global health interventions, and stakeholders from developing countries with adult immunization needs...
January 11, 2018: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336569/paper-based-dna-reader-for-visualized-quantification-of-soil-transmitted-helminth-infections
#7
Alex Guan Wang, Tianyu Dong, Hayam Mansour, Gabriela Matamoros, Ana L Sanchez, Feng Li
Soil-transmitted helminth (STH) infections are a global health issue affecting nearly one-third of the world's population. As most endemic areas of STH are impoverished countries or regions with limited healthcare resources, the accurate diagnosis of STH requires analytical tools that are not only quantitative, but also portable, inexpensive, and with no or minimal demand for external instrument. Herein, we introduce a novel paper-based diagnostic device, termed quantitative paper-based DNA reader (qPDR), capable of quantifying STH at the molecular level by measuring distance as readout, thus eliminating the need for external readers...
January 16, 2018: ACS Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336206/working-in-global-health-a-planning-and-implementation-framework-for-international-electives
#8
Sarah T Thomas, Elizabeth T Thomas, Michelle McLean
PURPOSE: Propose a framework for planning and undertaking an international elective. METHODS: On returning from conducting maternal health and well-being research in several remote communities in India, two undergraduate medical students have reflected on and documented their experiences with the view to assisting other students (and their supervisors) considering undertaking an international elective. RESULTS: A framework for undertaking clinical or research electives in remote or rural communities is presented...
January 16, 2018: Medical Teacher
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336053/specific-modulation-of-vertebral-marrow-adipose-tissue-by-physical-activity
#9
Daniel L Belavy, Matthew J Quittner, Nicola D Ridgers, Adnan Shiekh, Timo Rantalainen, Guy Trudel
Marrow adipose tissue (MAT) accumulation with normal aging impacts the bone, hemopoiesis, and metabolic pathways. We investigated whether exercise was associated with lower MAT, as measured by vertebral marrow fat fraction (VFF) on magnetic resonance imaging. A total of 101 healthy individuals (54 females) aged 25 to 35 years without spine or bone disease but with distinct exercise histories were studied. Long-distance runners (67 km/wk, n = 25) exhibited lower mean lumbar VFF (27.9% [8.6%] versus 33...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335005/in-depth-resistome-analysis-by-targeted-metagenomics
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Val F Lanza, Fernando Baquero, José Luís Martínez, Ricardo Ramos-Ruíz, Bruno González-Zorn, Antoine Andremont, Antonio Sánchez-Valenzuela, Stanislav Dusko Ehrlich, Sean Kennedy, Etienne Ruppé, Willem van Schaik, Rob J Willems, Fernando de la Cruz, Teresa M Coque
BACKGROUND: Antimicrobial resistance is a major global health challenge. Metagenomics allows analyzing the presence and dynamics of "resistomes" (the ensemble of genes encoding antimicrobial resistance in a given microbiome) in disparate microbial ecosystems. However, the low sensitivity and specificity of available metagenomic methods preclude the detection of minority populations (often present below their detection threshold) and/or the identification of allelic variants that differ in the resulting phenotype...
January 15, 2018: Microbiome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334696/mast-cells-participate-in-chronic-low-grade-inflammation-within-adipose-tissue
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REVIEW
P Żelechowska, J Agier, E Kozłowska, E Brzezińska-Błaszczyk
Obesity is reckoned as one of the civilization diseases, posing a considerable global health issue. Evidence points towards a contribution of multitude immune cell populations in obesity pathomechanism and the development of chronic low-grade inflammation in the expanded adipose tissue. Notably, adipose tissue is a reservoir of mast cells which number in individuals with obesity particularly increased. Some of them tend to degranulation what generate secretion of strong pro-inflammatory and regulatory mediators, as well as cytokines/chemokines...
January 15, 2018: Obesity Reviews: An Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332601/quantitative-structure-activity-relationship-study-of-betulinic-acid-derivatives-against-hiv-using-smiles-based-descriptors
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Apilak Worachartcheewan, Alla P Toropova, Andrey A Toropov, Suphakit Siriwong, Jatupat Prapojanasomboon, Virapong Prachayasittikul, Chanin Nanatasenamat
BACKGROUND: Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is the causative agent of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) that imposes a global health burden. Therefore, HIV therapeutic agents have been discovery and development. OBJECTIVE: To construct quantitative-structure activity relationship (QSAR) models of betulinic acid derivatives with anti-HIV activity using simplified molecular-input line-entry system (SMILES)-based descriptors Methods: A data set of 107 betulinic acid derivatives and their anti-HIV activity was used to develop QSAR models...
January 11, 2018: Current Computer-aided Drug Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330676/quantitative-outcomes-of-a-one-health-approach-to-study-global-health-challenges
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REVIEW
Laura C Falzon, Isabel Lechner, Ilias Chantziaras, Lucie Collineau, Aurélie Courcoul, Maria-Eleni Filippitzi, Riikka Laukkanen-Ninios, Carole Peroz, Jorge Pinto Ferreira, Merel Postma, Pia G Prestmo, Clare J Phythian, Eleonora Sarno, Gerty Vanantwerpen, Timothée Vergne, Douglas J C Grindlay, Marnie L Brennan
Having gained momentum in the last decade, the One Health initiative promotes a holistic approach to address complex global health issues. Before recommending its adoption to stakeholders, however, it is paramount to first compile quantitative evidence of the benefit of such an approach. The aim of this scoping review was to identify and summarize primary research that describes monetary and non-monetary outcomes following adoption of a One Health approach. An extensive literature search yielded a total of 42,167 references, of which 85 were included in the final analysis...
January 12, 2018: EcoHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329463/ginsenoside-rh1-a-systematic-review-of-its-pharmacological-properties
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Dao Ngoc Hien Tam, Duy Hieu Truong, Thi Thanh Hoa Nguyen, Le Nhat Quynh, Linh Tran, Hong Duong Nguyen, Bahaa Eldin Shamandy, Thi Minh Huong Le, Dang Khoa Tran, Dina Sayed, Van Vinh Vu, Shusaku Mizukami, Kenji Hirayama, Nguyen Tien Huy
Ginsenoside Rh1 is one of major bioactive compounds extracted from red ginseng, which has been increasingly used for enhancing cognition and physical health worldwide. The objective of this study was to review the pharmacological effects of ginsenoside Rh1 in a systematic manner. We performed searches on eight electronic databases including MEDLINE (Pubmed), Scopus, Google Scholar, POPLINE, Global Health Library, Virtual Health Library, the System for Information on Grey Literature in Europe, and the New York Academy of Medicine Grey Literature Report to select the original research publications reporting the biological and pharmacological effects of ginsenoside Rh1 from in vitro and in vivo studies regardless of publication language and study design...
January 12, 2018: Planta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329429/how-to-convene-an-international-health-or-development-commission-ten-key-steps
#15
Gavin Yamey, Lawrence H Summers, Dean T Jamison, Jessica Brinton
The Commission on Investing in Health (CIH), an international group of 25 economists and global health experts, published its Global Health 2035 report in The Lancet in December 2013. The report laid out an ambitious investment framework for achieving a "grand convergence" in health-a universal reduction in deaths from infectious diseases and maternal and child health conditions-within a generation. This article captures ten key elements that the CIH found important to its process and successful outcomes. The elements are presented in chronological order, from inception to post-publication activities...
January 10, 2018: Health Policy and Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329230/metagenomic-virome-analysis-of-culex-mosquitoes-from-kenya-and-china
#16
Evans Atoni, Yujuan Wang, Samuel Karungu, Cecilia Waruhiu, Ali Zohaib, Vincent Obanda, Bernard Agwanda, Morris Mutua, Han Xia, Zhiming Yuan
Many blood-feeding arthropods are known vectors of viruses that are a source of unprecedented global health concern. Mosquitoes are an integral part of these arthropod vectors. Advancements in next-generation sequencing and bioinformatics has expanded our knowledge on the richness of viruses harbored by arthropods. In the present study, we applied a metagenomic approach to determine the intercontinental virome diversity of Culex quinquefasciatus and Culex tritaeniorhynchus in Kwale, Kenya and provinces of Hubei and Yunnan in China...
January 12, 2018: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326488/resveratrol-prevents-liver-fibrosis-via-two-possible-pathways-modulation-of-alpha-fetoprotein-transcriptional-levels-and-normalization-of-protein-kinase-c-responses
#17
Alyaa Farouk Hessin, Rehab Rehab Hegazy, Azza Ahmed Hassan, Nemat Zakaria Yassin, Sanaa Abdel-Baky Kenawy
OBJECTIVE: Liver fibrosis is a global health problem that causes approximately 1.4 million deaths per year. It is associated with inflammation, oxidative stress, necrosis and ends with cirrhosis, liver cancer, or liver failure. Therefore, the present study was constructed to investigate the protective effect of resveratrol (RVT) on liver fibrosis, focusing on the possible involvement of alpha 1-fetoprotein and protein kinase C signaling. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Rats received thioacetamide (TAA) (200 mg/kg, intraperitoneal) twice weekly, for 4 successive weeks to induce liver fibrosis...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326487/antitoxin-activity-of-aqueous-extract-of-cyclea-peltata-root-against-naja-naja-venom
#18
Thulasi Sivaraman, N S Sreedevi, S Meenatchisundaram, R Vadivelan
OBJECTIVES: Snakebites are a significant and severe global health problem. Till date, anti-snake venom serum is the only beneficial remedy existing on treating the snakebite victims. As antivenom was reported to induce early or late adverse reactions to human beings, snake venom neutralizing potential for Cyclea peltata root extract was tested for the present research by ex vivo and in vivo approaches on Naja naja toxin. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ex vivo evaluation of venom toxicity and neutralization assays was carried out...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325574/applied-global-health-diplomacy-profile-of-health-diplomats-accredited-to-the-united-states-and-foreign-governments
#19
Matthew D Brown, Julie N Bergmann, Thomas E Novotny, Tim K Mackey
BACKGROUND: Global health diplomacy (GHD) is a burgeoning field bridging the priorities of global health and foreign affairs. Given the increasing need to mobilize disparate global health stakeholders coupled with the need to design complex public health partnerships to tackle issues of international concern, effective and timely cooperation among state actors is critical. Health Attachés represent this coordination focal point and are key diplomatic professionals at the forefront of GHD...
January 11, 2018: Globalization and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325556/forecasting-imbalances-in-the-global-health-labor-market-and-devising-policy-responses
#20
Richard M Scheffler, James Campbell, Giorgio Cometto, Akiko Maeda, Jenny Liu, Tim A Bruckner, Daniel R Arnold, Tim Evans
BACKGROUND: The High-Level Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth released its report to the United Nations Secretary-General in September 2016. It makes important recommendations that are based on estimates of over 40 million new health sector jobs by 2030 in mostly high- and middle-income countries and a needs-based shortage of 18 million, mostly in low- and middle-income countries. This paper shows how these key findings were developed, the global policy dilemmas they raise, and relevant policy solutions...
January 11, 2018: Human Resources for Health
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