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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419352/dermatophytes-and-dermatophytosis-in-the-eastern-and-southern-parts-of-africa
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E I Nweze, I E Eke
Dermatophytosis is currently a disease of global importance and a public health burden. It is caused by dermatophytes, which attack and grow on dead animal keratin. Dermatophytes belong to three genera, namely, Epidermophyton, Microsporum, and Trichophyton. The predominant clinical forms and causative agents vary from one region of the world to another. Poor socioeconomic status, high population densities, and poor sanitary conditions are some of the factors responsible for the high prevalence of dermatophytosis in many developing countries, which include countries in southern and eastern Africa, the focus of this review...
April 17, 2017: Medical Mycology: Official Publication of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417937/study-on-the-health-status-and-health-service-utilization-of-the-elderly-of-a-remote-and-poor-village-in-a-mountainous-area-in-jinzhai-anhui
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Chaoqun Hu, Wenya Yu, Yipeng Lv, Haiping Chen, Qiangyu Deng, Lulu Zhang
Background: Despite the rapid development of China's economy, a number of poor areas in China continue to exist. The health status of the elderly in the poor areas is a matter of concern. This study aims to explore the status of the elderly in terms of their health status, health service needs, and utilization among rural residents of a remote and poor village in a mountainous area in Jinzhai, Anhui. Furthermore, this study aims to explore the differences between the nation rural area average level and the remote and poor village in the mountainous area in terms of health status and health service utilization...
April 12, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406418/collective-poisoning-from-sea-turtle-consumption-in-mahajanga-madagascar-may-2014
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N G Rasamimanana, Z Z Andrianirina, F M F Razafilalaina, L M P Rakotozanany, N C Andriamalala, D Andrianarimanana, D O Tiandaza, N E Raveloson
Poisoning from eating sea turtles, medically known as chelonitoxism, is seen especially in coastal areas. It remains a public health problem in Madagascar, despite a ban on hunting these animals. The objective of this study was to describe its epidemiological and clinical aspects and outcome to improve knowledge and prevention of this type of poisoning. Chelonitoxism occurred in May 2014, affecting the population in Antsanitia, a fishing village in northwest Mahajanga, Madagascar. All patients came first to the CSB I basic health center in Antsanitia and were subsequently hospitalized at the Mahajanga CHU Pzaga, 51 in the adult emergency department and 25 in the pediatrics department...
February 1, 2017: Médecine et Santé Tropicales
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406269/evaluating-the-feasibility-and-uptake-of-a-community-led-hiv-testing-and-multi-disease-health-campaign-in-rural-uganda
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INTRODUCTION: Multi-disease community health campaigns can be effective for population-wide HIV testing in a research setting (SEARCH: NCT01864603). We sought to evaluate feasibility and uptake of a community-led health campaign (CLHC) planned and implemented by village leaders and local clinic workers in Uganda. METHODS: Over five months in 2014, locally elected village leaders and Ministry of Health (MoH) clinic staff in a rural parish in Uganda planned a census followed by a CLHC, after training by two SEARCH trial consultants and by leaders from a neighbouring parish that had previously participated in a SEARCH health campaign...
March 29, 2017: Journal of the International AIDS Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399509/intimate-partner-violence-among-pregnant-women-in-rwanda-its-associated-risk-factors-and-relationship-to-anc-services-attendance-a-population-based-study
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Akashi Andrew Rurangirwa, Ingrid Mogren, Joseph Ntaganira, Gunilla Krantz
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the prevalence of four forms of intimate partner violence during pregnancy in Rwandan women, associated sociodemographic and psychosocial factors and relationship to antenatal care service usage. DESIGN: This was a cross-sectional population-based study conducted in the Northern province of Rwanda and in Kigali city. PARTICIPANTS AND SETTINGS: A total of 921 women who gave birth within the past 13 months were included...
February 22, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394638/biomedia-citizenship-and-chronic-kidney-disease-of-unknown-etiology-in-sri-lanka
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M W Amarasiri de Silva
In this article, I examine the crucial role of the biomedical industry, epidemiological and biomedical research, and the media in forming attitudes to and the understanding of Chronic Kidney Disease of Unknown Etiology (CKDu) in Sri Lanka. Local conceptions of CKDu have been shaped by the circulation in the media of epidemiological research findings pertaining to the disease, biomedical interventions in the management of the disease in hospitals and clinics, community programs involving mass blood surveys and the testing of well water, and local food and health education programs carried out through village health committees...
April 10, 2017: Medical Anthropology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373165/it-takes-a-village-to-unmask-hstl
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Noriaki Yoshida, David M Weinstock
In this issue of Cancer Discovery, McKinney and colleagues describe the genetics of hepatosplenic T-cell lymphoma, a rare subtype of T-cell lymphoma with unique clinical characteristics. The findings, specifically frequent mutations of STAT5B, PIK3CD, and the histone methyltransferase SETD2, may help guide translational efforts to target this deadly disease. Cancer Discov; 7(4); 352-3. ©2017 AACR.See related article by McKinney et al., p. 369.
April 2017: Cancer Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364835/canine-tungiasis-high-prevalence-in-a-tourist-region-in-bahia-state-brazil
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Tatiani Vitor Harvey, Jorg Heukelbach, Maíra Siles Assunção, Thalna Magalhães Fernandes, Christiane Maria Barcellos Magalhães da Rocha, Renata Santiago Alberto Carlos
Tungiasis is a parasitic skin disease neglected by authorities, health professionals, and the general population. Its occurrence is significantly associated with poverty. A cross-sectional study was conducted to describe the prevalence of tungiasis, associated clinical signs and risk factors of the canine population at a tourist site in the city of Ilhéus, Bahia (northeast Brazil). All village households were visited and dogs inspected after authorization by owners. A semi-structured questionnaire was administered...
April 1, 2017: Preventive Veterinary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356231/malaria-overdiagnosis-and-subsequent-overconsumption-of-antimalarial-drugs-in-angola-consequences-and-effects-on-human-health
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Sylvie Manguin, Vincent Foumane, Patrick Besnard, Filomeno Fortes, Pierre Carnevale
Microscopic blood smear examinations done in health centers of Angola demonstrated a large overdiagnosis of malaria cases with an average rate of errors as high as 85%. Overall 83% of patients who received Coartem(®) had an inappropriate treatment. Overestimated malaria diagnosis was noticed even when specific symptoms were part of the clinical observation, antimalarial treatments being subsequently given. Then, malaria overdiagnosis has three main consequences, (i) the lack of data reliability is of great concern, impeding epidemiological records and evaluation of the actual influence of operations as scheduled by the National Malaria Control Programme; (ii) the large misuse of antimalarial drug can increase the selective pressure for resistant strain and can make a false consideration of drug resistant P...
March 27, 2017: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352044/seroprevalence-and-clinical-manifestations-of-chikungunya-virus-infection-in-rural-areas-of-chandrapur-maharashtra-india
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Anuja P Kawle, Amit R Nayak, Shradha S Bhullar, Smita R Borkar, Sanjeev D Patankar, Hatim F Daginawala, Lokendra R Singh, Rajpal S Kashyap
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES: Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) infection has recently witnessed re-emergence, affecting rural areas of India with high morbidity rates. This prospective study was conducted to evaluate seroprevalence and clinical manifestation in targeted villages reporting cases of CHIKV infection. METHODS: A total of 482 patients were recruited from Kalmana and Kothari villages of Ballarpur; Chandrapur district of Maharashtra state, India during CHIKV outbreaks in 2011-12...
January 2017: Journal of Vector Borne Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351419/new-var-reconstruction-algorithm-exposes-high-var-sequence-diversity-in-a-single-geographic-location-in-mali
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Antoine Dara, Elliott F Drábek, Mark A Travassos, Kara A Moser, Arthur L Delcher, Qi Su, Timothy Hostelley, Drissa Coulibaly, Modibo Daou, Ahmadou Dembele, Issa Diarra, Abdoulaye K Kone, Bourema Kouriba, Matthew B Laurens, Amadou Niangaly, Karim Traore, Youssouf Tolo, Claire M Fraser, Mahamadou A Thera, Abdoulaye A Djimde, Ogobara K Doumbo, Christopher V Plowe, Joana C Silva
BACKGROUND: Encoded by the var gene family, highly variable Plasmodium falciparum erythrocyte membrane protein-1 (PfEMP1) proteins mediate tissue-specific cytoadherence of infected erythrocytes, resulting in immune evasion and severe malaria disease. Sequencing and assembling the 40-60 var gene complement for individual infections has been notoriously difficult, impeding molecular epidemiological studies and the assessment of particular var elements as subunit vaccine candidates. METHODS: We developed and validated a novel algorithm, Exon-Targeted Hybrid Assembly (ETHA), to perform targeted assembly of var gene sequences, based on a combination of Pacific Biosciences and Illumina data...
March 28, 2017: Genome Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351345/short-term-increase-in-prevalence-of-nasopharyngeal-carriage-of-macrolide-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-following-mass-drug-administration-with-azithromycin-for-trachoma-control
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Ebrima Bojang, James Jafali, Vincent Perreten, John Hart, Emma M Harding-Esch, Ansumana Sillah, David C W Mabey, Martin J Holland, Robin L Bailey, Anna Roca, Sarah E Burr
BACKGROUND: Mass drug administration (MDA) with azithromycin is a corner-stone of trachoma control however it may drive the emergence of antimicrobial resistance. In a cluster-randomized trial (Clinical trial gov NCT00792922), we compared the reduction in the prevalence of active trachoma in communities that received three annual rounds of MDA to that in communities that received a single treatment round. We used the framework of this trial to carry out an opportunistic study to investigate if the increased rounds of treatment resulted in increased prevalence of nasopharyngeal carriage of macrolide-resistant Staphylococcus aureus...
March 28, 2017: BMC Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337689/managing-chronic-pain-in-primary-care-it-really-does-take-a-village
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Karen Seal, William Becker, Jennifer Tighe, Yongmei Li, Tessa Rife
Some healthcare systems are relieving primary care providers (PCPs) of "the burden" of managing chronic pain and opioid prescribing, instead offloading chronic pain management to pain specialists. Last year the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended a biopsychosocial approach to pain management that discourages opioid use and promotes exercise therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy and non-opioid medications as first-line patient-centered, multi-modal treatments best delivered by an interdisciplinary team...
March 23, 2017: Journal of General Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331770/traditional-food-items-in-ogimi-okinawa-l-serine-content-and-the-potential-for-neuroprotection
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REVIEW
Paul Alan Cox, James S Metcalf
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Ogimi village is renowned for its aging population. We sought to determine if the l-serine content of their diet could account for their neurological health. RECENT FINDINGS: The most frequently consumed food items, including tofu and seaweeds, are rich in the dietary amino acid l-serine. l-serine content of the Ogimi diet >8 grams/day for Ogimi women significantly exceeds the average American dietary intake of 2.5 grams/day for women >70 years old...
2017: Current Nutrition Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320573/bleeding-related-complications-and-readmission-rates-associated-with-fibrin-sealant-use-in-patients-undergoing-coronary-artery-bypass-graft-surgery-in-the-united-states
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Yin Wan, Sangtaeck Lim, Xin Gao, Walter A Danker, Richard Kocharian, Gaurav Gangoli, Ashley P DeAnglis, James Hart
OBJECTIVES: To compare the clinical and economic outcomes of EVICEL (Ethicon, Inc., Somerville, NJ) and TISSEEL (Baxter Healthcare Corporation, Westlake Village, CA) use in patients undergoing primary coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. DESIGN: Retrospective database analysis. SETTING: Premier prospective hospital database (June 2009 through March 2014) covering approximately 20% of hospital discharges in the United States. PARTICIPANTS: Adults undergoing primary CABG surgery who received either EVICEL or TISSEEL on the day of surgery (index date)...
November 10, 2016: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320389/age-and-geographic-patterns-of-plasmodium-falciparum-malaria-infection-in-a-representative-sample-of-children-living-in-burkitt-lymphoma-endemic-areas-of-northern-uganda
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Marlena Maziarz, Tobias Kinyera, Isaac Otim, Paul Kagwa, Hadijah Nabalende, Ismail D Legason, Martin D Ogwang, Samuel Kirimunda, Benjamin Emmanuel, Steven J Reynolds, Patrick Kerchan, Moses M Joloba, Andrew W Bergen, Kishor Bhatia, Ambrose O Talisuna, Robert J Biggar, James J Goedert, Ruth M Pfeiffer, Sam M Mbulaiteye
BACKGROUND: Falciparum malaria is an important risk factor for African Burkitt lymphoma (BL), but few studies have evaluated malaria patterns in healthy BL-age children in populations where both diseases are endemic. To obtain accurate current data, patterns of asymptomatic malaria were investigated in northern Uganda, where BL is endemic. METHODS: Between 2011 and 2015, 1150 apparently healthy children under 15 years old were sampled from 100 villages in northern Uganda using a stratified, multi-stage, cluster survey design...
March 20, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288633/expectations-of-health-care-quality-among-rural-maya-villagers-in-solol%C3%A3-department-guatemala-a-qualitative-analysis
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Matthew Ippolito, Anita Chary, Michael Daniel, Joaquin Barnoya, Anne Monroe, Michelle Eakin
BACKGROUND: Indigenous populations in Latin America have worse health outcomes than their nonindigenous counterparts. Differences in access to and use of biomedical resources may explain some of the observed disparities. Efforts to address these differences could be aided in part by better understanding the socio-medical contexts in which they occur. METHODS: We performed a qualitative analysis of field notes collected during a 2008 program evaluation of a health post in a rural Maya village in Sololá Department, Guatemala...
March 14, 2017: International Journal for Equity in Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264670/examining-the-quality-of-childhood-tuberculosis-diagnosis-in-cambodia-a-cross-sectional-study
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Julia B Frieze, Rajendra-Prasad Yadav, Khann Sokhan, Song Ngak, Team Bak Khim
BACKGROUND: Cambodia is one of the 22 countries with the highest TB burden. While childhood TB is estimated to make up 10-20% of total TB cases in high-burden settings, this proportion ranges from 1.3 to 39.4% throughout Cambodia's provinces, suggesting potential under- and over-diagnosis of childhood TB, subnationally. The proportion of case notifications classified as extrapulmonary TB out of total TB case notifications in children is 87%, greatly exceeding the expected global range of 20-30%...
March 6, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263896/prevalence-of-the-mcr-1-colistin-resistance-gene-in-extended-spectrum-%C3%AE-lactamase-producing-escherichia-coli-from-human-faecal-samples-collected-in-2012-in-rural-villages-in-shandong-province-china
#19
Zhenwang Bi, Björn Berglund, Qiang Sun, Maud Nilsson, Baoli Chen, Maria Tärnberg, Lilu Ding, Cecilia Stålsby Lundborg, Zhenqiang Bi, Göran Tomson, Jingjing Yao, Zhanying Gu, Xiao Yin, Zengqiang Kou, Lennart E Nilsson
Since its initial discovery in China in 2015, the plasmid-mediated colistin resistance gene mcr-1 has been reported in Escherichia coli isolated from clinical samples, animals and meat worldwide. In this study, 706 extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing E. coli from 411 persons were detected in a collection of faecal samples from 1000 rural residents in three counties in Shandong Province, China. These isolates were screened for mcr-1 and phenotypic colistin resistance. The gene was found in 3.5% of the isolates (from 4...
April 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253839/effectiveness-of-integrated-care-on-delaying-progression-of-stage-3-4-chronic-kidney-disease-in-rural-communities-of-thailand-escort-study-a-cluster-randomized-controlled-trial
#20
Teerayuth Jiamjariyapon, Atiporn Ingsathit, Krit Pongpirul, Kotcharat Vipattawat, Suphattra Kanchanakorn, Akhathai Saetie, Duangjit Kanistanon, Patimaporn Wongprompitak, Vinai Leesmidt, Watcharapong Watcharasaksilp, Wei Wang, Anil K Chandraker, Kriang Tungsanga
BACKGROUND: In developing countries, renal specialists are scarce and physician-to-patient contact time is limited. While conventional hospital-based, physician-oriented approach has been the main focus of chronic kidney disease (CKD) care, a comprehensive multidisciplinary health care program (Integrated CKD Care) has been introduced as an alternate intervention to delay CKD progression in a community population. The main objective is to assess effectiveness of Integrated CKD Care in delaying CKD progression...
March 2, 2017: BMC Nephrology
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