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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330250/the-intersection-of-national-immigration-and-healthcare-policy
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Jeffrey Douaiher, Douglas J Inciarte, Edibaldo Silva
Immigration policy and health care policy remain principal undertakings of the federal government. The two have recently been pursued independently in the judicial and legislative arenas. Unbeknownst to many policymakers, however, national immigration policy and health care policy are linked in ways that, if unattended, could undermine the well-being of a significant portion of the US population, specifically medically underserved rural and urban populations. Using current data from a workforce report of the Association of American Colleges and the published literature, we demonstrate the significant impact that contemporary immigration policy directives may have on the number and distribution of international medical graduates who currently provide-and by the year 2025 will provide-a significant portion of primary health care in the United States, especially in underserved small urban and rural communities...
January 2018: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine: JABFM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330056/growth-scaling-for-the-early-dynamics-of-hiv-aids-epidemics-in-brazil-and-the-influence-of-socio-demographic-factors
#2
L Dinh, G Chowell, R Rothenberg
The early dynamics of an infectious disease outbreak can be affected by various factors including the transmission mode of the disease and host-specific factors. While recent works have highlighted the presence of sub-exponential growth patterns during the early phase of epidemics, empirical studies examining the contribution of different factors to early epidemic growth dynamics are lacking. Here we aim to characterize and explain the early incidence growth patterns of local HIV/AIDS epidemics in Brazil as a function of socio-demographic factors...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Theoretical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330038/asthmatic-wheezing-phenotypes-in-preschool-children-influential-factors-health-care-and-urban-rural-differences
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Susanne Kutzora, Alisa Weber, Stefanie Heinze, Lana Hendrowarsito, Uta Nennstiel-Ratzel, Erika von Mutius, Nina Fuchs, Caroline Herr
BACKGROUND: Different wheezing and asthmatic phenotypes turned out to indicate differences in etiology, risk factors and health care. We examined influential factors and urban-rural differences for different phenotypes. METHODS: Parents of 4732 children filled out a questionnaire concerning children's health and environmental factors administered within the Health Monitoring Units (GME) in a cross-sectional study in Bavaria, Germany (2014/2015). To classify respiratory symptoms, five phenotype groups were built: episodic, unremitting and frequent wheeze, ISAAC (International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Children) - asthma and physician-diagnosed asthma (neither of the groups are mutually exclusive)...
December 24, 2017: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329940/cardiovascular-risk-reduction-in-persons-living-with-hiv-treatment-development-feasibility-and-preliminary-results
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Patricia A Cioe, Kate M Guthrie, Matthew S Freiberg, David M Williams, Christopher W Kahler
Persons living with HIV (PLWH) have elevated risks for cardiovascular disease (CVD). Our goal was to develop and pilot test a tailored intervention to improve CVD risk perception and the adoption of heart-healthy behaviors. In-depth qualitative interviews were conducted with 30 PLWH participants to examine learning needs and preferences. An intervention manual was developed and tested in an open pilot with eight participants. Participants were stable on antiretroviral therapy and were recruited from two urban HIV clinics in the northeastern United States...
December 5, 2017: Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care: JANAC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329512/landscape-and-rodent-community-composition-are-associated-with-risk-of-hemorrhagic-fever-with-renal-syndrome-in-two-cities-in-china-2006-2013
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Hong Xiao, Xin Tong, Ru Huang, Lidong Gao, Shixiong Hu, Yapin Li, Hongwei Gao, Pai Zheng, Huisuo Yang, Zheng Y X Huang, Hua Tan, Huaiyu Tian
BACKGROUND: Hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS) is a rodent-borne disease caused by hantaviruses. Landscape can influence the risk of hantavirus infection for humans, mainly through its effect on rodent community composition and distribution. It is important to understand how landscapes influence population dynamics for different rodent species and the subsequent effect on HFRS risk. METHODS: To determine how rodent community composition influenced human hantavirus infection, we monitored rodent communities in the prefecture-level cities of Loudi and Shaoyang, China, from 2006 to 2013...
January 12, 2018: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329428/perceived-environmental-barriers-to-physical-activity-in-young-adults-in-dhaka-city-bangladesh-does-gender-matter
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Riaz Uddin, Nicola W Burton, Asaduzzaman Khan
Background: Physical activity (PA) has demonstrated health benefits, but participation is low in many countries. Little is known about environmental barriers to PA among young Asian adults. The purpose of this study was to identify common perceived environmental barriers to PA in young adults in Dhaka, Bangladesh and to examine if these barriers differed by gender. Methods: This was a cross-sectional study with a self-administered survey and data collected from a convenience sample of 573 students aged 20...
January 10, 2018: International Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329396/patient-level-benefits-associated-with-decentralization-of-antiretroviral-therapy-services-to-primary-health-facilities-in-malawi-and-uganda
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George Abongomera, Levison Chiwaula, Paul Revill, Travor Mabugu, Edward Tumwesige, Misheck Nkhata, Fabian Cataldo, J van Oosterhout, Robert Colebunders, Adrienne K Chan, Cissy Kityo, Charles Gilks, James Hakim, Janet Seeley, Diana M Gibb, Deborah Ford
Background: The Lablite project captured information on access to antiretroviral therapy (ART) at larger health facilities ('hubs') and lower-level health facilities ('spokes') in Phalombe district, Malawi and in Kalungu district, Uganda. Methods: We conducted a cross-sectional survey among patients who had transferred to a spoke after treatment initiation (Malawi, n=54; Uganda, n=33), patients who initiated treatment at a spoke (Malawi, n=50; Uganda, n=44) and patients receiving treatment at a hub (Malawi, n=44; Uganda, n=46)...
January 10, 2018: International Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329244/infant-development-at-the-age-of-6-months-in-relation-to-feeding-practices-iron-status-and-growth-in-a-peri-urban-community-of-south-africa
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Marinel Rothman, Mieke Faber, Namukolo Covic, Tonderayi M Matsungo, Marike Cockeran, Jane D Kvalsvig, Cornelius M Smuts
BACKGROUND: Evidence on the association between feeding practices, iron deficiency, anaemia, stunting, and impaired psychomotor development during infancy is limited. This study assessed the association between psychomotor development with early feeding practices, growth, iron status, and anaemia. METHODS: This was cross-sectional baseline data of a randomised controlled trial which included 6-month-old infants and their mothers or primary caregivers (n = 750) in a peri-urban community in the North West province of South Africa...
January 12, 2018: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329217/prey-acceptability-and-preference-of-oenopia-conglobata-coleoptera-coccinellidae-a-candidate-for-biological-control-in-urban-green-areas
#9
Belén Lumbierres, Filipe Madeira, Xavier Pons
Oenopia conglobata is one of the most common ladybird species in urban green areas of the Mediterranean region. We have obtained data about its prey acceptability and prey preferences. In a laboratory experiment, we investigated the acceptability of seven aphid and one psyllid species as prey for this coccinellid: the aphids Chaitophorus populeti, Aphis gossypii, Aphis craccivoraMonelliopsis caryae, Eucallipterus tiliae, Aphis nerii (on white poplar, pomegranate, false acacia, black walnut, lime, and oleander, respectively), and the psyllid Acizziajamatonica on Persian silk tree...
January 12, 2018: Insects
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329178/chlamydia-and-gonorrhea-acquisition-among-adolescents-and-young-adults-in-pennsylvania-a-rural-and-urban-comparison
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Casey N Pinto, Lorah D Dorn, Vernon M Chinchilli, Ping Du
Adolescent and young adult chlamydia and gonorrhea rates in rural versus urban communities of Pennsylvania were analyzed from 2004 to 2014. Higher rates of chlamydia and gonorrhea have been documented in rural youth, making them more likely to acquire to suffer adverse outcomes than youth in urban populations.
February 2018: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329099/accumulation-patterns-and-risk-assessment-of-metals-and-metalloid-in-muscle-and-offal-of-free-range-chickens-cattle-and-goat-in-benin-city-nigeria
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Emmanuel Temiotan Ogbomida, Shouta M M Nakayama, Nesta Bortey-Sam, Balazs Oroszlany, Isioma Tongo, Alex Ajeh Enuneku, Ogbeide Ozekeke, Martins Oshioriamhe Ainerua, Iriagbonse Priscillia Fasipe, Lawrence Ikechukwu Ezemonye, Hazuki Mizukawa, Yoshinori Ikenaka, Mayumi Ishizuka
The use of free range animals for monitoring environmental health offers opportunities to detect exposure and assess the toxicological effects of pollutants in terrestrial ecosystems. Potential human health risk of dietary intake of metals and metalloid via consumption of offal and muscle of free range chicken, cattle and goats by the urban population in Benin City was evaluated. Muscle, gizzard, liver and kidney samples were analyzed for Cr, Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, Zn, As, Cd, and Pb concentrations using inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer (ICP-MS) while Hg was determined using Hg analyzer...
January 9, 2018: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329015/modelling-of-road-traffic-fatalities-in-india
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Rahul Goel
Passenger modes in India include walking, cycling, buses, trains, intermediate public transport modes (IPT) such as three-wheeled auto rickshaws or tuk-tuks, motorised two-wheelers (2W) as well as cars. However, epidemiological studies of traffic crashes in India have been limited in their approach to account for the exposure of these road users. In 2011, for the first time, census in India reported travel distance and mode of travel for workers. A Poisson-lognormal mixture regression model is developed at the state level to explore the relationship of road deaths of all the road users with commute travel distance by different on-road modes...
January 9, 2018: Accident; Analysis and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329011/removal-of-ozonation-products-of-pharmaceuticals-in-laboratory-moving-bed-biofilm-reactors-mbbrs
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Haitham El-Taliawy, Monica Escola Casas, Kai Bester
The major pathway of pharmaceuticals from urban applications to urban surface waters is via wastewater treatment plants. Ozonation is able to remove pharmaceuticals from wastewater effluents. However, during that reaction, ozonation products are formed. Some ozonation products were found to be persistent and have adverse effect on the environment. Moving bed bio reactors (MBBRs) were tested for the removal of the ozonation products of macrolide antibiotics and diclofenac at two different concentration levels 1 μg/L and 10 μg/L in laboratory reactors...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329005/costs-and-benefits-of-biogas-recovery-from-communal-anaerobic-digesters-treating-domestic-wastewater-evidence-from-peri-urban-zambia
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Jeannette Laramee, Sebastien Tilmans, Jennifer Davis
Communal anaerobic digesters (ADs) have been promoted as a waste-to-energy strategy that can provide sanitation and clean energy co-benefits. However, little empirical evidence is available regarding the performance of such systems in field conditions. This study assesses the wastewater treatment efficiency, energy production, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and financial costs and benefits of communal ADs used for domestic wastewater treatment in Zambia. Primary data on the technical performance of 15 ADs were collected over a 6-month period and in-person interviews were conducted with heads of 120 households...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328547/blow-flies-as-urban-wildlife-sensors
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Constanze Hoffmann, Kevin Merkel, Andreas Sachse, Pablo Rodríguez, Fabian H Leendertz, Sébastien Calvignac-Spencer
Wildlife detection in urban areas is very challenging. Conventional monitoring techniques such as direct observation are faced with the limitation that urban wildlife is extremely elusive. It was recently shown that invertebrate-derived DNA (iDNA) can be used to assess wildlife diversity in tropical rainforests. Flies, which are ubiquitous and very abundant in most cities, may also be used to detect wildlife in urban areas. In urban ecosystems, however, overwhelming quantities of domestic mammal DNA could completely mask the presence of wild mammal DNA...
January 12, 2018: Molecular Ecology Resources
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328233/nonlinearity-aware-200%C3%A2-%C3%A2-gbit-s-dmt-transmission-for-c-band-short-reach-optical-interconnects-with-a-single-packaged-electro-absorption-modulated-laser
#16
Lu Zhang, Xuezhi Hong, Xiaodan Pang, Oskars Ozolins, Aleksejs Udalcovs, Richard Schatz, Changjian Guo, Junwei Zhang, Fredrik Nordwall, Klaus M Engenhardt, Urban Westergren, Sergei Popov, Gunnar Jacobsen, Shilin Xiao, Weisheng Hu, Jiajia Chen
We experimentally demonstrate the transmission of a 200 Gbit/s discrete multitone (DMT) at the soft forward error correction limit in an intensity-modulation direct-detection system with a single C-band packaged distributed feedback laser and traveling-wave electro absorption modulator (DFB-TWEAM), digital-to-analog converter and photodiode. The bit-power loaded DMT signal is transmitted over 1.6 km standard single-mode fiber with a net rate of 166.7 Gbit/s, achieving an effective electrical spectrum efficiency of 4...
January 15, 2018: Optics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328090/built-up-index-methods-and-their-applications-for-urban-extraction-from-sentinel-2a-satellite-data-discussion
#17
Juan C Valdiviezo-N, Alejandro Téllez-Quiñones, Adan Salazar-Garibay, Alejandra A López-Caloca
Several built-up indices have been proposed in the literature in order to extract the urban sprawl from satellite data. Given their relative simplicity and easy implementation, such methods have been widely adopted for urban growth monitoring. Previous research has shown that built-up indices are sensitive to different factors related to image resolution, seasonality, and study area location. Also, most of them confuse urban surfaces with bare soil and barren land covers. By gathering the existing built-up indices, the aim of this paper is to discuss some of their advantages, difficulties, and limitations...
January 1, 2018: Journal of the Optical Society of America. A, Optics, Image Science, and Vision
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327809/the-prevalence-of-cannabinoid-hyperemesis-syndrome-among-regular-marijuana-smokers-in-an-urban-public-hospital
#18
Joseph Habboushe, Ada Rubin, Haoming Liu, Robert S Hoffman
Epidemiological data, including prevalence, for cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome (CHS) remain largely unknown. Without these data, clinicians often describe CHS as "rare" or "very rare" without supporting information. We seek to estimate the prevalence of CHS in a population of patients presenting to a socioeconomically and racially diverse urban Emergency Department of a public hospital. This study consisted of a questionnaire administered to a convenience sample of patients presenting to the ED of the oldest public hospital in the United States...
January 12, 2018: Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327734/clinical-study-of-extrapulmonary-head-and-neck-tuberculosis-in-an-urban-setting
#19
S Monga, J N Malik, S Jan, S Bahadur, S Jetley, H Kaur
Tuberculosis (TB) of the head and neck region is quite common in endemic countries, but is still misdiagnosed due to its varied presentation and different sites of involvement. The aims of the present study were to present the diversities of presentation of head and neck tuberculosis with the diagnostic predicaments faced during evaluation and to assess treatment response to anti-tubercular treatment (ATT). We analysed 48 patients with head and neck tuberculosis who presented to the Department of Otorhinolaryngology in our tertiary care urban hospital over a period of two years from 2013 to 2015 and recorded their data, which included presenting complaints, local and systemic examination findings, investigation results and treatment outcomes...
December 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327442/transplantation-or-rurality-migration-and-hiv-risk-among-chinese-men-who-have-sex-with-men-in-the-urban-areas
#20
Chuncheng Liu, Rong Fu, Weiming Tang, Bolin Cao, Stephen W Pan, Chongyi Wei, Joseph D Tucker, M Kumi Smith
INTRODUCTION: Migration of men who have sex with men (MSM) from rural to urban areas is common across low- and middle-income countries and is widely believed to contribute to elevated HIV risk among migrant MSM in urban areas. Little consensus exists on whether their risk is due to their transplantation or their being from resource-constrained rural areas. This study seeks to clarify the relationship between migration and HIV risks by comparing differences in HIV-related risky sexual behaviours and healthcare utilization across competing conceptualizations of migratory statuses...
January 2018: Journal of the International AIDS Society
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