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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600298/trematodal-granulomatous-uveitis-in-paediatric-egyptian-patients-a-case-series
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Amin Rm, Goweida Mb, El Goweini Hf, Bedda Am, Lotfy Wm, Gaballah Ah, Nadar Aa, Radwan Ae
PURPOSE: To describe the clinical presentations and results of laboratory analysis of waterborne ophthalmic granulomas of the anterior chamber (AC) in Egyptian patients. PARTICIPANTS: 110 patients with granulomatous anterior uveitis and distinctive AC nodules. DESIGN: Prospective, non-comparative, case series. METHODS: Demographic data including age, gender and place of residence were recorded. A full ophthalmic examination with emphasis on the inflammatory characteristics and systemic workup was performed...
June 9, 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599674/cluster-randomized-trial-of-a-mhealth-intervention-imtecho-to-improve-delivery-of-proven-maternal-neonatal-and-child-care-interventions-through-community-based-accredited-social-health-activists-ashas-by-enhancing-their-motivation-and-strengthening-supervision
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Dhiren Modi, Shrey Desai, Kapilkumar Dave, Shobha Shah, Gayatri Desai, Nishith Dholakia, Ravi Gopalan, Pankaj Shah
BACKGROUND: To facilitate the delivery of proven maternal, neonatal, and child health (MNCH) services, a new cadre of village-based frontline workers, called the Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHAs), was created in 2005 under the aegis of the National Rural Health Mission in India. Evaluations have noted that coverage of selected MNCH services to be delivered by the ASHAs is low. Reasons for low coverage are inadequate supervision and support to ASHAs apart from insufficient skills, poor quality of training, and complexity of tasks to be performed...
June 9, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596086/use-microbiological-effectiveness-and-health-impact-of-a-household-water-filter-intervention-in-rural-rwanda-a-matched-cohort-study
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Miles A Kirby, Corey L Nagel, Ghislaine Rosa, Marie Mediatrice Umupfasoni, Laurien Iyakaremye, Evan A Thomas, Thomas F Clasen
Unsafe drinking water is a substantial health risk contributing to child diarrhoea. We investigated impacts of a program that provided a water filter to households in rural Rwandan villages. We assessed drinking water quality and reported diarrhoea 12-24 months after intervention delivery among 269 households in the poorest tertile with a child under 5 from 9 intervention villages and 9 matched control villages. We also documented filter coverage and use. In Round 1 (12-18 months after delivery), 97.4% of intervention households reported receiving the filter, 84...
June 1, 2017: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588763/proof-of-concept-of-faecal-egg-nematode-counting-as-a-practical-means-of-veterinary-engagement-with-planned-livestock-health-management-in-a-lower-income-country
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Eithne Leahy, Barend Bronsvoort, Luke Gamble, Andrew Gibson, Henderson Kaponda, Dagmar Mayer, Stella Mazeri, Kate Shervell, Neil Sargison
BACKGROUND: The wellbeing and livelihood of farmers in impoverished regions of the world is intrinsically linked to the health and welfare of their livestock; hence improved animal health is a pragmatic component of poverty alleviation. Prerequisite knowledge and understanding of the animal health challenges facing cattle keepers in Malawi is constrained by the lack of veterinary infrastructure, which inevitably accompanies under-resourced rural development in a poor country. METHODS: We collaborated with public and private paraveterinary services to locate 62 village Zebu calves and 60 dairy co-operative calves dispersed over a wide geographical area...
2017: Irish Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579708/field-based-evidence-of-single-and-few-doses-of-annual-ivermectin-treatment-efficacy-in-eliminating-skin-microfilaria-load-after-a-decade-of-intervention
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Hudu O Osue
BACKGROUND: Impact assessment of community-based ivermectin treatment control of onchocerciasis is required to determine its effectiveness. This study was conducted to evaluate geographic coverage and demographic ivermectin treatment compliance. METHODS: The number of village dosage were obtained from the community based distributors. Bioclinical data of participants comprising gender, age, number of treatment received from inception and dosage were obtained. Each participant was subjected to physical examination for palpable nodule and other skin clinical signs and symptoms of onchocerciasis...
March 2017: Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567197/assessing-the-feasibility-of-mobile-phones-for-follow-up-of-acutely-unwell-children-presenting-to-village-clinics-in-rural-northern-malawi
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Victoria Hardy, Jenny Hsieh, Baxter Chirambo, Tsung-Shu Joseph Wu, John O'Donoghue, Adamson S Muula, Matthew Thompson
BACKGROUND: Patient follow-up is a routine component of clinical practice and valuable for evaluating the effectiveness of interventions, but because of the broad dispersion of health facilities and lack of standardised medical reporting in Malawi, collecting patient outcome data can be challenging. Increasing accessibility and affordability of mobile technology in resource-poor settings may facilitate patient follow-up in the community. The objective of this study was to evaluate the potential utility of mobile phones for collecting follow-up clinical data from parents or caregivers of acutely unwell under-5 children, for intervention evaluation purposes...
March 2017: Malawi Medical Journal: the Journal of Medical Association of Malawi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562661/effects-of-patient-load-and-travel-distance-on-hiv-transmission-in-rural-china-implications-for-treatment-as-prevention
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M Kumi Smith, William C Miller, Huixin Liu, Chuanyi Ning, Wensheng He, Myron S Cohen, Ning Wang
BACKGROUND: Sustained viral suppression through ART reduces sexual HIV transmission risk, but may require routine access to reliable and effective medical care which may be difficult to obtain in resource constrained areas. We investigated the roles of patient load and travel distance to HIV care clinic on transmission risk in HIV serodiscordant couples in Henan Province, China. METHODS: Cox proportional hazard models were used to compare HIV transmission events across couples living near, medium, or farther distances from their assigned HIV care clinics, as well as those attending clinics where clinicians bore high versus low patient loads...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28561867/effectiveness-of-evenup%C3%A2-shoe-lift-use-among-individuals-prescribed-a-walking-boot
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David Kipp, David Village, Kenneth J Edwards
BACKGROUND: Walking boots are prescribed after foot and ankle injuries, allowing immediate ambulation for patients. However, temporary limb-length inequality (LLI) may result, causing dysfunction and pain, including low back pain. The Evenup™ shoe-lift was designed to eliminate joint pathology, pain, and gait deviations resulting from walking-boot-induced LLI, yet no clinical trials have been reported on its effectiveness. METHODS: Thirty-four subjects undergoing unilateral lower-extremity orthopedic medical and rehabilitative care were recruited for this study...
2017: Journal of Allied Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551940/-oxalate-stones-are-prevalent-among-druze-and-muslim-arabs-in-the-galilee
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Limor Kalfon, Irit Weissman, Miriam Hershkovits, Nadra Nasser Samra, Nurit Edri, Morad Khayat, Mary Tanus, Shihab Shihab, Hanna Mandel, Tzipora Falik-Zaccai
INTRODUCTION: Primary Hyperoxaluria type I (PH1) is a rare autosomal recessive disease caused by lack or dysfunction of the liver peroxisomal enzyme alanine: glyoxylate aminotransferase, AGT. AIMS: To conduct clinical and genetic characterization of Druze and Muslim Arab patients with PH1 in Northern Israel. METHODS: In the last 20 years, 36 children and families were diagnosed and treated in the Nephrology-Genetic Clinic at the Galilee Medical Center...
March 2017: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549381/cervical-cancer-screening-in-rural-mountainous-honduras-knowledge-attitudes-and-barriers
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Rachel J Pryor, Nadia Masroor, Michael Stevens, Kakotan Sanogo, Pedro José Hernández O'Hagan, Gonzalo Bearman
INTRODUCTION: Because cervical cancer is the leading cause of cancer mortality in Honduras, this study assessed knowledge, attitudes and barriers to cervical cancer screening services by Papanicolaou smear (pap smear) for women in rural, remote Honduras served by Virginia Commonwealth University's Global Health and Health Disparities Program (GH2DP). METHODS: Two interviewers administered an institutional review board approved, 20 question survey by convenience sample methodology to adult female patients visiting GH2DP clinics in June 2014...
April 2017: Rural and Remote Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549173/incidental-mosquitocidal-effect-of-an-ivermectin-mass-drug-administration-on-anopheles-farauti-conducted-for-scabies-control-in-the-solomon-islands
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Christian Kositz, Jeptah Talina, Jason Diau, Rowena Asugeni, Cheryl Whitehorn, David Mabey, Carlos Chaccour, Michael Marks
Background: The Solomon Islands is targeting elimination of malaria by 2030. The dominant vector is the predominantly exophagic, exophilic Anopheles farauti sensu strictu. This biting behaviour limits the efficacy of conventional vector control tools and highlights the need for new strategies. When administered to humans ivermectin has been shown to have a mosquitocidal effect. Mass drug administration (MDA) with ivermectin is an emerging strategy in the control of scabies. In this study we explored any incidental effect of ivermectin MDA conducted for scabies control on mosquitoes...
March 1, 2017: Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538867/preval%C3%A3%C2%AAncia-de-infec%C3%A3-%C3%A3-o-por-helicobacter-pylori-em-uma-comunidade-ind%C3%A3-gena-em-s%C3%A3-o-paulo-e-fatores-associados-estudo-transversalprevalence-of-helicobacter-pylori-infection-in-an-indigenous-community-in-s%C3%A3-o-paulo-and-associated-factors-cross-sectional-study
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Juliana Rejane da Silva Roque, Rodrigo Strehl Machado, Douglas Rodrigues, Patrícia Rech, Elisabete Kawakami
CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVE: The prevalence of Helicobacter pylori infection is unevenly distributed among different populations. The aim here was to evaluate the factors associated with Helicobacter pylori infection among children up to five years of age living in a high-risk community. DESIGN AND SETTING: Cross-sectional study in an indigenous community of Guarani Mbya ethnicity, Tekoa Ytu and Tekoa Pyau villages, Jaraguá district, city of São Paulo (SP), Brazil. METHODS: 74 children aged 0...
March 2017: São Paulo Medical Journal, Revista Paulista de Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529523/epidemiological-and-clinical-parameters-features-of-patients-with-clonorchiasis-in-the-geum-river-basin-republic-of-korea
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Hee-Eun Shin, Myoung-Ro Lee, Jung-Won Ju, Byong-Suk Jeong, Mi-Yeoun Park, Keoung-Sook Lee, Shin-Hyeong Cho
This study was conducted to evaluate the infection rates of Clonorchis sinensis and laboratory findings in infected people. The 3,167 fecal samples, from nine villages in Okcheon-gun, were examined.
2017: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526019/mass-anti-malarial-administration-in-western-cambodia-a-qualitative-study-of-factors-affecting-coverage
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Christopher Pell, Rupam Tripura, Chea Nguon, Phaikyeong Cheah, Chan Davoeung, Chhouen Heng, Lim Dara, Ma Sareth, Arjen Dondorp, Lorenz von Seidlein, Thomas J Peto
BACKGROUND: Mass anti-malarial administration has been proposed as a key component of the Plasmodium falciparum malaria elimination strategy in the Greater Mekong sub-Region. Its effectiveness depends on high levels of coverage in the target population. This article explores the factors that influenced mass anti-malarial administration coverage within a clinical trial in Battambang Province, western Cambodia. METHODS: Qualitative data were collected through semi-structured interviews and focus group discussions with villagers, in-depth interviews with study staff, trial drop-outs and refusers, and observations in the communities...
May 19, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521566/quality-of-life-in-turkish-infertile-couples-and-related-factors
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Asli Goker, Emre Yanikkerem, Ozer Birge, Naci Kemal Kuscu
Infertility is a major life crisis affecting couples' psychosocial and physical health. We aimed to assess the quality of life in Turkish infertile couples. This cross-sectional survey was carried out in 127 infertile couples admitted to a University Hospital. The quality of life was measured using the fertility quality of life tool (FertiQoL) scale. Women had lower overall quality of life than men. Women and men who were married for fewer than 10 years had a significantly lower emotional score. Women who had a history of infertility treatment, men who have lived in the town or village men with primary infertility and men who have had primary education or lower, had lower scores for mind/body subscale...
May 19, 2017: Human Fertility: Journal of the British Fertility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488042/randomized-investigator-blinded-controlled-clinical-study-with-lice-shampoo-licener%C3%A2-versus-dimethicone-jacutin%C3%A2-pedicul-fluid-for-the-treatment-of-infestations-with-head-lice
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Margit Semmler, Fathy Abdel-Ghaffar, Falk Gestmann, Mohammed Abdel-Aty, Ibrahim Rizk, Saleh Al-Quraishy, Walter Lehmacher, Norman-Philipp Hoff
The present clinical trial was conducted to obtain additional data for the safety and efficacy of a head lice shampoo that is free of silicone compared with an anti-head lice product containing dimethicone. Both products act by a physical mode of action. This randomized, investigator-blinded, controlled clinical study was conducted between July and November 2016 in households of two villages (Abou Rawash and Shandalat) in Egypt. Children older than 2 years with an active head lice infestation were treated with either a shampoo-based head lice treatment containing neem extract (Licener®) or dimethicone (Jacutin® Pedicul Fluid) on day 1 and additionally on day 9...
July 2017: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464875/malaria-epidemiology-in-an-area-of-stable-transmission-in-tribal-population-of-jharkhand-india
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Manoj K Das, Brijesh K Prajapati, Régis W Tiendrebeogo, Kumud Ranjan, Bright Adu, Amit Srivastava, Harvinder K Khera, Narendra Chauhan, Sanjay Tevatiya, Ikhlaq H Kana, Surya Kant Sharma, Subhash Singh, Michael Theisen
BACKGROUND: Malaria remains an important health problem in India with approximately 1 million cases in 2014. Of these, 7% occurred in the Jharkhand state mainly in the tribal population. METHODS: This study was conducted in Dumargarhi, a tribal village about 42 km east of Ranchi city, Jharkhand, from May 2014 to September 2016. Four point prevalence surveys were carried out during consecutive high (October-December) and low (June-August) transmission seasons. Malaria cases were recorded from April 2015 to April 2016 through fortnightly visits to the village...
May 2, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463989/identifying-sources-pathways-and-risk-drivers-in-ecosystems-of-japanese-encephalitis-in-an-epidemic-prone-north-indian-district
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Manish Kakkar, Sanjay Chaturvedi, Vijay Kumar Saxena, Tapan N Dhole, Ashok Kumar, Elizabeth T Rogawski, Syed Abbas, Vidya V Venkataramanan, Pranab Chatterjee
Japanese Encephalitis (JE) has caused repeated outbreaks in endemic pockets of India. This study was conducted in Kushinagar, a highly endemic district, to understand the human-animal-ecosystem interactions, and the drivers that influence disease transmission. Utilizing the ecosystems approach, a cross-sectional, descriptive study, employing mixed methods design was employed. Four villages (two with pig-rearing and two without) were randomly selected from a high, a medium and a low burden (based on case counts) block of Kushinagar...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462635/antibiotic-prescribing-for-upper-respiratory-infections-among-children-in-rural-china-a-cross-sectional-study-of-outpatient-prescriptions
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Zhitong Zhang, Yanhong Hu, Guanyang Zou, Mei Lin, Jun Zeng, Simin Deng, Rony Zachariah, John Walley, Joseph D Tucker, Xiaolin Wei
BACKGROUND: Overuse of antibiotics contributes to the development of antimicrobial resistance. OBJECTIVE: This study aims to assess the condition of antibiotic use at health facilities at county, township and village levels in rural Guangxi, China. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional study of outpatient antibiotic prescriptions in 2014 for children aged 2-14 years with upper respiratory infections (URI). Twenty health facilities were randomly selected, including four county hospitals, eight township hospitals and eight village clinics...
2017: Global Health Action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460754/pig-traders-networks-on-the-kenya-uganda-border-highlight-potential-for-mitigation-of-african-swine-fever-virus-transmission-and-improved-asf-disease-risk-management
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Jacqueline Kasiiti Lichoti, Jocelyn Davies, Yiheyis Maru, Philip M Kitala, Samuel M Githigia, Edward Okoth, Salome A Bukachi, Sam Okuthe, Richard P Bishop
We applied social network analysis to pig trader networks on the Kenya-Uganda border. Social network analysis is a recently developed tool, which is useful for understanding value chains and improving disease control policies. We interviewed a sample of 33 traders about their experiences with trade and African swine fever (ASF), analyzed the networks they generated in purchasing pigs and selling pork and their potential contribution to modulating dissemination of the ASF virus (ASFV). The majority of the traders were aware of clinical signs of ASF and the risk of trade transmitting ASFV...
May 1, 2017: Preventive Veterinary Medicine
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