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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929966/-a-case-with-scalp-pruritus-caused-by-dermanysus-gallinae-order-mesostigmata
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Mustafa Şengül, Nida Kaçar, Mehmet Karaca, Sedef Zeliha Öner, Çağrı Ergin
Dermanyssus gallinae is one of the important hematophagous ectoparasite species of poultry like chicken, pigeon and wild bird species. These ectoparasites in the form of nymphs or adults who can not find their hosts are also seen in mammals and even in humans. For this reason, they are considered as important for public health. The ectoparasite causes a clinical condition named gamasoidosis among pet owners and people who live or work close to animal shelters, barns and chicken farms. Pruritus dermatitis is also caused by D...
July 2017: Mikrobiyoloji Bülteni
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911351/comprehensive-understanding-of-health-seeking-behaviour-among-pulmonary-tuberculosis-patients-in-china
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Y Jiang, B Cao, N Ohmagari, A-H Wu, Y-X Liu, L-P Guo
SETTING: In China, there were 918 000 tuberculosis (TB) cases in 2015 alone. The primary challenge facing TB control is the allocation of limited health care resources. OBJECTIVE: To gain a comprehensive understanding of the first choice of health care facility among Chinese patients with suspected pulmonary TB (PTB) and the number of visits required to make the diagnosis. DESIGN: Relevant full-text articles in three Chinese and one English literature databases up to November 2016 were reviewed...
October 1, 2017: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910889/-clinical-features-of-traumatic-optic-neuropathy-in-265-cases
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M Chen, Y Jiang, J F Wen, N Li, J Qiu, N K Zhang, J B Ju
Objective: To analyze the clinical features and the pathogenetic law of traumatic optic neuropathy through epidemiologic study. Methods: 265 cases (275 eyes) with TON treated in Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, the Affiliated Hospital of Qingdao University from April 1999 to August 2015 were retrospectively analyzed. Multiple Logistic regression analyses were used to evaluate potential prognostic factors on visual acuity. Results: TON occured mostly in young (194/265, 73.21%) man (235/265, 88...
September 7, 2017: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904702/-leprosy-in-children-in-the-region-of-thi%C3%A3-s-senegal-study-determining-whether-or-not-it-is-a-signal-of-recrudescence
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Pauline Dioussé, Haby Dione, Mariama Bammo, Ndiaga Gueye, Thierno Abdoul Aziz Diallo, Fatou Seck, Ramatoulaye Diagne Gueye, Mame Thierno Dieng, Fatma Sarr Fall, Moustapha Diop, Bernard Marcel Diop, Mamadou Mourtalla Ka
Leprosy is an infectious and transmissible disease. According to the WHO, the number of new cases of leprosy in children in Senegal has risen moderately since 2013. This study aimed to analyze the epidemiological, clinical, therapeutic and evolutionary features of leprosy in children in the geographical areas of two social rehabilitation villages in the region of Thiès. We conducted a retrospective study over a period of 3 years (2013-2015). All new cases of Hansen's disease aged 0 -15 years were included...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891716/implementation-of-a-county-township-village-allied-hiv-prevention-and-control-intervention-in-rural-china
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Jun Yu, Yi Zhang, Junjun Jiang, Qinglin Lu, Bingyu Liang, Deping Liu, Keyong Fang, Jiegang Huang, Yang He, Chuanyi Ning, Yanyan Liao, Jingzhen Lai, Wudi Wei, Fengxiang Qin, Li Ye, Wenkui Geng, Hao Liang
In China, rural areas are a weak link of HIV/AIDS prevention and control. From September 2011, an innovative "county-township-village" allied intervention was implemented in Longzhou County, Guangxi, which assigned the tasks of HIV/AIDS prevention and control to the county Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), township hospitals, and village clinics, respectively, instead of traditional intervention in which the county CDC undertook the entire work. A 6-year consecutive cross-sectional survey, including 3-year traditional intervention (2009-2011) and 3-year innovative intervention (2012-2014), was conducted to evaluate the effects of the new intervention...
September 2017: AIDS Patient Care and STDs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885646/relationship-between-clinical-results-of-total-hip-replacement-and-postoperative-activities-including-weeding-and-snow-shovelling
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Hiroaki Kijima, Shin Yamada, Natsuo Konishi, Hitoshi Kubota, Hiroshi Tazawa, Takayuki Tani, Norio Suzuki, Keiji Kamo, Yoshihiko Okudera, Ken Sasaki, Tetsuya Kawano, Naohisa Miyakoshi, Yoichi Shimada
INTRODUCTION: Weeding or snow shovelling is indispensable for life in farm villages of northern countries. Clarifying the relationships between the degrees of these activities after total hip replacement (THR) and the clinical results of THR may enable us to predict the results of THR for high-level activity patients. The relationships between work activities after THR and the results were investigated. METHODS: The subjects were 95 post-THR patients, who consulted 6 hospitals in August 2012...
September 7, 2017: Hip International: the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Research on Hip Pathology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868900/natural-resistance-of-sri-lankan-village-chicken-to-salmonella-gallinarum-infection
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K M S G Weerasooriya, P S Fernando, N Liyanagunawardena, G Wijewardena, M I Wijemuni, S A T C Samarakoon
1. An experiment was conducted to compare the natural resistance of an indigenous breed of local village chickens to Salmonella gallinarum with two commercial breeds; ISA Brown and ISA White layers under experimental conditions. 2. A total of 72 chickens from each of these breeds were randomly distributed to 4 pens to provide equal numbers of two replicate pens maintained as infected and control (uninfected). All chickens in infected groups were inoculated orally with 1x10(8) CFU (1 ml dose) of a field isolate of Salmonella gallinarum, at the age of 8 and 16 weeks given over 5 consecutive days...
September 4, 2017: British Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867122/sexual-dimorphism-in-dermatoglyphic-traits-and-fluctuating-asymmetry-in-bulgarians-from-northeast-bulgaria
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Emilia Andreenko, Sofia Baltova
In parallel with the development of dermatoglyphics as a method of identification, data have been accumulated on the characteristics of fingerprints related to sex and ethnic origin which make up the statistical basis of this study. The aims of the present study are to determine phenotype variations in the asymmetry of dermatoglyphics in both sexes within the scope of the entire hand skin ridge system; to investigate correlations between the phenotypes; and, to assess the fluctuating asymmetry among the Bulgarian population from the region of northwest Bulgaria...
June 1, 2017: Homo: Internationale Zeitschrift Für die Vergleichende Forschung Am Menschen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862694/an-assessment-of-the-food-and-nutrition-security-status-of-weaned-7-12-months-old-children-in-rural-and-peri-urban-communities-of-gauteng-and-limpopo-provinces-south-africa
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Sithandiwe Ntila, Muthulisi Siwela, Unathi Kolanisi, Hafiz Abdelgadir, Ashwell Ndhlala
This study assessed the food and nutrition security status of children receiving complementary food in rural and peri-urban communities. A group of 106 mothers from Lebowakgomo village and Hammanskraal Township, respectively, participated in the survey. Additionally, six focus group discussions were conducted per study area to assess the mothers' perceptions about children's food access. The Children's Food Insecurity Access Scale (CFIAS) was used to assess the food security status (access) of the children...
September 1, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862132/the-complex-relationship-of-exposure-to-new-plasmodium-infections-and-incidence-of-clinical-malaria-in-papua-new-guinea
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Natalie E Hofmann, Stephan Karl, Rahel Wampfler, Benson Kiniboro, Albina Teliki, Jonah Iga, Andreea Waltmann, Inoni Betuela, Ingrid Felger, Leanne J Robinson, Ivo Mueller
The molecular force of blood-stage infection (molFOB) is a quantitative surrogate metric for malaria transmission at population level and for exposure at individual level. Relationships between molFOB, parasite prevalence and clinical incidence were assessed in a treatment-to-reinfection cohort, where P.vivax (Pv) hypnozoites were eliminated in half the children by primaquine (PQ). Discounting relapses, children acquired equal numbers of new P. falciparum (Pf) and Pv blood-stage infections/year (Pf-molFOB = 0-18, Pv-molFOB = 0-23) resulting in comparable spatial and temporal patterns in incidence and prevalence of infections...
September 1, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858748/impact-of-ambient-temperature-on-clinical-visits-for-cardio-respiratory-diseases-in-rural-villages-in-northwest-china
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Qi Zhao, Yi Zhao, Shanshan Li, Yajuan Zhang, Qingan Wang, Huiling Zhang, Hui Qiao, Wuping Li, Rachel Huxley, Gail Williams, Yuhong Zhang, Yuming Guo
BACKGROUND: The association between temperature and cardio-respiratory disease in urban areas has been widely reported but there is limited information from populations living in rural areas that may be disproportionately affected by climate change. OBJECTIVES: To quantify the associations between daily temperature and clinical visits due to cardiovascular and/or respiratory disease in rural villages in the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, China over 2012-2015. METHODS: Daily data on clinical visits and weather conditions were collated from 203 villages...
August 28, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844364/factors-related-to-choice-of-place-of-birth-in-a-district-in-nepal
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Preeti K Mahato, Edwin van Teijlingen, Padam Simkhada, Zoe A Sheppard, Ram Chandra Silwal
OBJECTIVE: In Nepal, both percentage of women giving birth at health facility and proportion of birth assisted by skilled birth attendant is very low. The purpose of this research was to identify predictors for choice of place of birth: either at home, primary health care facility (including birthing centres) or at tertiary health care facilites (hospitals and clinics). METHODS: A cross-sectional household survey was conducted in seven village development committee of a district lying in plain area of Nepal: Nawalparasi...
October 2017: Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare: Official Journal of the Swedish Association of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28832604/soil-iron-and-aluminium-concentrations-and-feet-hygiene-as-possible-predictors-of-podoconiosis-occurrence-in-kenya
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Jacinta Muli, John Gachohi, Jim Kagai
BACKGROUND: Podoconiosis (mossy foot) is a neglected non-filarial elephantiasis considered to be caused by predisposition to cumulative contact of uncovered feet to irritative red clay soil of volcanic origins in the tropical regions. Data from structured observational studies on occurrence of Podoconiosis and related factors are not available in Kenya. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: To establish the occurrence and aspects associated with Podoconiosis, a cross-sectional survey was implemented in an area located within 30 km from the foot of volcanic Mount Longonot in the Great Rift Valley in Kenya...
August 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820298/surveillance-for-hemorrhagic-septicemia-in-buffalo-bubalus-bubalis-as-an-aid-to-range-expansion-of-the-javan-rhinoceros-rhinoceros-sondaicus-in-ujung-kulon-national-park-indonesia
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Kurnia Oktavia Khairani, Daryl Nydam, M Julia Felippe, Pat McDonough, Jason Barry, Rois Mahmud, M Haryono, Robin W Radcliffe
The Javan rhinoceros (Rhinoceros sondaicus) of Ujung Kulon National Park (UKNP) is the crown jewel of Indonesia's rich natural history. The park lies on a peninsula surrounded by coastline and agriculture-dominated landscapes. The invasion of water buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) into the park carries a substantial health risk to the Javan rhinoceros and threatens plans to establish a new population outside of its only current range in UKNP. Hemorrhagic septicemia (HS), known locally as septicemia epizootica and caused by Pasteurella multocida B:2, could thwart Indonesia's efforts to expand the range of the Javan rhinoceros...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Wildlife Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817864/tobacco-cessation-strategies-it-takes-a-village
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Debbie Anne Chiu Qua
Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death and chronic diseases in the U.S. Identifying smokers and providing appropriate intervention is therefore an integral part of each clinic visit. A combination of pharmacotherapy as well as behavioral counseling provides the best results. Pharmacotherapy includes nicotine replacement (patch, gum, lozenges), bupropion and varenicline. More recently, electronic nicotinic delivery systems (such as e-cigarettes, vaporizers/vape pens, and hookah pens) have become popular...
2017: South Dakota Medicine: the Journal of the South Dakota State Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817734/treatment-gap-and-barriers-for-mental-health-care-a-cross-sectional-community-survey-in-nepal
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Nagendra P Luitel, Mark J D Jordans, Brandon A Kohrt, Sujit D Rathod, Ivan H Komproe
CONTEXT: There is limited research on the gap between the burden of mental disorders and treatment use in low- and middle-income countries. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to assess the treatment gap among adults with depressive disorder (DD) and alcohol use disorder (AUD) and to examine possible barriers to initiation and continuation of mental health treatment in Nepal. METHODS: A three-stage sampling technique was used in the study to select 1,983 adults from 10 Village Development Committees (VDCs) of Chitwan district...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805702/study-on-the-status-of-health-service-utilization-among-caregivers-of-left-behind-children-in-poor-rural-areas-of-hunan-province-a-baseline-survey
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Meimei Ji, Yefu Zhang, Jiaojiao Zou, Tong Yuan, Amber Tang, Jing Deng, Lina Yang, Mingzhi Li, Jihua Chen, Hong Qin, Qian Lin
BACKGROUND: The caregivers of left-behind children (CLBC) in China's poor, rural areas are mostly elderly and women. Their health status and access to health services have not been previously characterized. This study aims to explore the status of CLBC in terms of their health service utilization and to provide a scientific basis for guiding effective implementation of health policy in rural Hunan. METHODS: Random cluster sampling was used to survey CLBC in two rural counties...
August 12, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792163/auramine-o-synthetic-yellow-cow-dung-powder-poisoning-rare-but-fatal
#18
Shubhangi Dhadke, Vitthal Dhadke, Abhijit Giram
INTRODUCTION: Cow dung known since long ago for its germicidal properties, used by Indian villagers to clean the house premises. As cow dung is not available easily, nowadays people have started using synthetic yellow coloured powder (Auramine-o) available easily in grocery shops locally known as "Morechap powder" in districts of Maharashtra. As the poisoning is rare, very few literatures are available mentioning the detailed mechanism of action, clinical presentation and complications...
July 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791692/skin-diseases-in-indigenous-population-retrospective-epidemiological-study-at-xingu-indigenous-park-xip-and-review-of-the-literature
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Jenifer S A Wu, Marcos C Florian, Douglas A Rodrigues, Jane Tomimori
BACKGROUND: Skin diseases among indigenous populations have been poorly described in the literature. Risk factors linked to habits, cultural practices, genetics, and environmental characteristics can influence the frequency and clinical presentation of these diseases. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study conducted through a review of dermatological medical records. Data were obtained over three visits to Xingu Indigenous Park (XIP). Main dermatoses were compared by gender, age, ethnicity, and village...
August 9, 2017: International Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771077/the-changing-face-of-women-living-with-hiv-in-western-ukraine
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Divya Dethier, Natasha Rybak, Priya Hirway, Mariya Bachmaha, Jennifer Carroll, Andriy Sorokolit, Timothy Flanigan, Maryana Sluzhynska
Ukraine has the second largest HIV epidemic in Eastern Europe/Central Asia. This study characterizes the demographics of HIV-infected women in the Lviv region of western Ukraine, patterns in their clinical presentation, and factors associated with delays in seeking care. A retrospective chart review was conducted of 622 HIV-infected women who registered for HIV treatment at the Lviv AIDS Center between 2008 and 2013. A total of 81.6% of women were infected through heterosexual transmission and the remaining 18...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of STD & AIDS
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