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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342306/prevalence-and-factors-associated-with-diarrhoea-among-children-between-6-and-59-months-of-age-in-mwanza-city-tanzania
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Silas Kabhele, Moses New-Aaron, Stephen Matthew Kibusi, Ainory P Gesase
Background: Childhood diarrhoea is a global public health problem especially in unplanned settlements of low- and middle-income countries. Different studies have associated household settlement and childhood diarrhoea, but the prevalence and risk factors associated with childhood diarrhoea at the community level are not clearly known. Method: A community-based cross-sectional study was performed to determine the prevalence and risk factors associated with diarrhoea in among 480 children between 6 and 59 months of age in Mwanza city from June to August 2016...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Tropical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335167/fate-and-hazard-of-the-electrochemical-oxidation-of-triclosan-evaluation-of-polychlorodibenzo%C3%A2-p%C3%A2-dioxins-and-polychlorodibenzofurans-pcdd-fs-formation
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Claudia Solá-Gutiérrez, M Fresnedo San Román, Inmaculada Ortiz
Triclosan (TCS) is widely used as antiseptic or preservative in many personal care products (PCPs), such as cosmetics, hand wash, toothpaste and deodorant soaps, among others. It is characterized by acute toxicity, resistance to biodegradation, environmental persistence and relatively high lipophilicity. In order to protect the environment and natural resources from the negative effects of the discharge of polluted wastewater with TCS, the application of efficient remediation technologies able to degrade the pollutant to harmless levels becomes crucial...
January 12, 2018: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320591/the-use-of-an-over-the-counter-hand-cream-with-sweet-almond-oil-for-the-treatment-of-hand-dermatitis
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Joshua A Zeichner, Diane Berson, Angela Donald
Hand dermatitis is estimated to affect greater than 15% of the general population. Childhood eczema, frequent hand washing, and occupational exposure to chemicals are predisposing factors. Hand dermatitis treatment involves both prevention of outbreaks and treatment of active disease. Moisturizers are essential to protect the skin from the environment, enhance hydration, and repair the skin barrier. They have been shown in large studies to prevent occupational related breakouts. Natural oils are commonly used in moisturizers for their moisturizing and emollient properties...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317923/identification-of-inhaler-technique-errors-with-a-routine-procedure-in-portuguese-community-pharmacy
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M Margarida Castel-Branco, Ana Fontes, Isabel V Figueiredo
Background: A correct selection of drugs prescribed, but also the choice of the appropriate inhaler device, is crucial for the control of respiratory diseases. Objective: To evaluate the inhaler technique and identify potential errors of patients when treated with inhalers by testing a routinary procedure to be implemented in any community pharmacy. Methods: Adults with asthma/COPD and under inhalation therapy were invited to demonstrate how they use their inhalers...
October 2017: Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312660/high-prevalence-of-esbl-producing-e-coli-in-private-and-shared-latrines-in-an-informal-urban-settlement-in-dar-es-salaam-tanzania
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Stefan Erb, Lauren D'Mello-Guyett, Hamisi M Malebo, Robert M Njee, Fatuma Matwewe, Jeroen Ensink, Vladimira Hinic, Andreas Widmer, Reno Frei
Background: Data about the burden of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL)-producing microorganisms in Africa are limited. Our study aimed to estimate the prevalence of human faecal ESBL carriage in the community of an informal urban settlement in Dar es Salaam (Tanzania, East Africa) by using environmental contamination of household latrines with ESBL as a surrogate marker. Methods: Within the context of a large survey in February 2014 assessing 636 randomly selected household latrines for faecal contamination by the detection of growth of E...
2018: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310449/hand-hygiene-and-tuberculosis-risk-in-korea-an-ecological-association
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Mi Ah Han
Hand hygiene is a basic but effective strategy against infectious disease. This study investigated an ecological association between hand hygiene and tuberculosis (TB) risk in Korea. Hand hygiene data were obtained from the 2015 Community Health Survey. Information on TB incidence and mortality in 2015 were obtained from the National Infectious Diseases Surveillance System and death monitoring database, respectively. In multiple linear regression analysis, frequent hand washing rates after using the restroom (B = -0...
January 1, 2018: Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302137/rethinking-pyogenic-flexor-tenosynovitis-biofilm-formation-treated-in-a-cadaveric-model
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Constantinos Ketonis, Noreen J Hickock, Asif M Ilyas
Introduction  Pyogenic flexor tenosynovitis (PFT) of the hand remains a challenging problem that often requires surgical irrigation and parenteral or oral antibiotics. The authors hypothesize that the pathophysiology and microenvironment of PFT can be likened to that of periprosthetic joint infections (PJIs), in which bacteria thrive in a closed synovial space with limited blood supply. As such, they postulate that PFT is also facilitated by bacterial attachment and biofilm formation rendering standard treatments less effective...
December 2017: Journal of Hand and Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301381/food-safety-knowledge-attitudes-and-behavior-among-dairy-plant-workers-in-beijing-northern-china
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Yan Chen, Hua Ji, Li-Jun Chen, Rong Jiang, Yong-Ning Wu
The safety of milk and dairy products has always been one of the focuses of consumers, the food industry and regulatory agencies. The purpose of this study was to gain insight into the food safety knowledge, attitudes and behavior of dairy plant workers. A cross-sectional survey was performed between May and August 2015 in three dairy plants in Beijing, northern China. A total of 194 dairy plant workers were interviewed to collect information on food safety knowledge, attitudes and self-reported behavior. The 194 dairy plant workers interviewed showed a sufficient level of knowledge (mean score 34 on a scale from 0-58), perfect attitudes (mean score 17 on a scale from 0-18), and perfect behavior (mean score 38 on a scale from 8-40)...
January 3, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297765/evaluation-of-a-multi-layered-health-promotion-approach-in-rural-china
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Xiangyang Tian, Liping Yan, Genming Zhao, Liang Wang, Yulan Cheng, Yong Lu, Jodi Southerland
BACKGROUND: To explore the effectiveness of a multi-layered health promotion approach in rural China. METHODS: A two-year intervention was applied to the 18 intervention rural villages while the 18 controls received standard health communication materials. Data were collected at baseline and post-intervention respectively to evaluate the effectiveness. RESULTS: All intervention villages had developed healthy policies addressing prioritized health issues such as livestock captivity, garbage disposal, etc...
January 1, 2018: Global Health Promotion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280239/on-line-preparatory-information-for-children-and-their-families-undergoing-dental-extractions-under-general-anesthesia-a-phase-iii-randomized-controlled-trial
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Corinne Huntington, Christina Liossi, Ana Nora Donaldson, Jonathan Timothy Newton, Patricia A Reynolds, Reham Alharatani, Marie Therese Hosey
BACKGROUND: Family-centered interactive on-line games are increasingly popular in healthcare, but their effectiveness for preoperative preparation needs further research. www.scottga.org is the new on-line version of a proven nonweb-based game for children and parents/caregivers. AIMS: The aim of this study was to evaluate if www.scottga.org improved children's anxiety and families' satisfaction compared with controls. METHODS: In this phase III double-blind randomized controlled trial, children/parents/caregivers received (i) www...
December 27, 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244034/rehabilitation-nurses-knowledge-attitudes-and-behaviors-for-preventing-urinary-tract-infections-from-intermittent-catheterization
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Tenzin Dawa, Mary Randolph, Penelope Moyers, Patricia Finch Guthrie, Brenda Frie, Debra Filer
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to develop and examine the reliability of a survey to assess knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors (KAB) of rehabilitation nurses for preventing urinary tract infections in persons requiring intermittent catheterization. DESIGN: Cross-sectional survey with principal component analysis. METHODS: Survey development and administration based on national guidelines. FINDINGS: Principal component analysis produced three reliable components of KAB explaining 54...
December 13, 2017: Rehabilitation Nursing: the Official Journal of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237472/supply-kits-for-antenatal-and-childbirth-care-a-systematic-review
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Alicia Aleman, Giselle Tomasso, María Luisa Cafferata, Mercedes Colomar, Ana Pilar Betran
INTRODUCTION: It is critical to increase the uptake of interventions proven to be effective to improve maternal and perinatal outcomes. Supply kits have been suggested to be a feasible strategy designed to ensure timely availability and effective follow-up of care. OBJECTIVE: We conducted a systematic review to summarize the evidence on the uptake, effectiveness and safety of supply kits for maternal care. SEARCH STRATEGY: MEDLINE, the Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group's Trials Register, Campbell Collaboration, Lilacs, Embase and unpublished studies were searched...
December 13, 2017: Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232632/inactivation-of-escherichia-coli-o157-h7-and-salmonella-deposited-on-gloves-in-a-liquid-state-and-subjected-to-drying-conditions
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Marilyn C Erickson, Jye-Yin Liao, Cathy C Webb, Mussie Y Habteselassie, Jennifer L Cannon
Gloves are worn by workers harvesting ready-to-eat produce as a deterrent for contaminating the produce with enteric pathogens that may reside on their hands. As fields are not sterile environments, the probability for gloves to become contaminated still exists and therefore it is critical to understand the conditions that affect the survival of pathogens on gloves. Both Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Salmonella deposited on glove surfaces in a liquid state survived longer when the pathogen had been suspended in lettuce sap than when suspended in water...
November 29, 2017: International Journal of Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229490/pseudomonas-aeruginosa-intensive-care-unit-outbreak-winnowing-of-transmissions-with-molecular-and-genomic-typing
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Benjamin J Parcell, Katarina Oravcova, Miguel Pinheiro, Matthew T G Holden, Gabby Phillips, Jane F Turton, Stephen H Gillespie
BACKGROUND: Pseudomonas aeruginosa healthcare outbreaks can be time consuming and difficult to investigate. Guidance does not specify which typing technique is most practical to base decisions on. AIM: We explore the usefulness of whole genome sequencing (WGS) in the investigation of a Pseudomonas aeruginosa outbreak describing how it compares with pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) and variable number tandem repeat (VNTR) analysis. METHODS: Six patient isolates and six environmental samples from an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) positive for P...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225753/study-of-bacterial-flora-associated-with-mobile-phones-of-healthcare-workers-and-non-healthcare-workers
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Raghavendra Rao Morubagal, Sowmya Govindanahalli Shivappa, Rashmi Padmanabha Mahale, Sumana Mhadevaiah Neelambike
Background and Objectives: Despite improvements in modern diagnosis and therapies, hospital acquired infections remain a leading problem of global health systems. Healthcare workers mobile phones is a reservoir for potential pathogens. Despite the high possibility of being contaminated, mobile phones are rarely clean and are often touched during or after examination of patients and handling of specimens without proper hand washing. The main objective of the present study was to isolate, identify different types of bacteria and their antibiotic sensitivity from mobile phones of healthcare workers and non-health-care workers...
June 2017: Iranian Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221709/the-use-of-contact-lenses-among-university-students-in-chengdu-knowledge-and-practice-of-contact-lens-wearers
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Qiurong Zhu, Bi Yang, Nan Deng, Yifan Li, Tingwei Wang, Huang Qi, Longqian Liu
PURPOSE: To assess the prevalence and general knowledge of contact lens wearers among college students in Chengdu, a metroplolitan of Chinaand find out the routine habits of use and hygienic conditions when wearing contact lenses. METHOD: The questionnaire was distributed to 1,600 ametropic participants who were from 8 different universities. Data about demographics, general contact lens handling habits, personal attitudes, hygiene behaviors and eye health conditions were collected...
December 5, 2017: Contact Lens & Anterior Eye: the Journal of the British Contact Lens Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220520/gaps-in-workplace-education-for-prevention-of-occupational-skin-disease
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Tanya Gupta, Victoria H Arrandale, Irena Kudla, D Linn Holness
Background: Occupational contact dermatitis (OCD) is a common occupational disease. Evidence suggests that education and training are effective prevention strategies. In spite of these known prevention strategies, workers continue to develop OCD. Little is reported regarding the actual training experience of workers. Objective: To examine the training experience of workers with contact dermatitis to identify areas for improvement. Methods: Participants were workers being assessed for contact dermatitis in an occupational health clinic...
December 5, 2017: Annals of Work Exposures and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217943/intestinal-parasitosis-and-their-associated-factors-among-people-living-with-hiv-at-university-of-gondar-hospital-northwest-ethiopia
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Tegegne Eshetu, Getinet Sibhatu, Mohammed Megiso, Abrham Abere, Habtamu Wondifraw Baynes, Belete Biadgo, Ayalew Jejaw Zeleke
Background: Most HIV clients die of AIDS related intestinal parasitic infections rather than due to the HIV infection itself. Therefore, this study was aimed at determining the prevalence of intestinal parasite and their associated factors among HIV/AIDS clients at the University of Gondar Hospital, Northwest Ethiopia. Methods: Institution based cross sectional study was conducted using systematic random sampling technique from March to May 2016. A semi-structured questionnaire was used to collect data...
July 2017: Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212482/biosecurity-aspects-of-cattle-production-in-western-uganda-and-associations-with-seroprevalence-of-brucellosis-salmonellosis-and-bovine-viral-diarrhoea
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C Wolff, S Boqvist, K Ståhl, C Masembe, S Sternberg-Lewerin
BACKGROUND: Many low-income countries have a human population with a high number of cattle owners depending on their livestock for food and income. Infectious diseases threaten the health and production of cattle, affecting both the farmers and their families as well as other actors in often informal value chains. Many infectious diseases can be prevented by good biosecurity. The objectives of this study were to describe herd management and biosecurity routines with potential impact on the prevalence of infectious diseases, and to estimate the burden of infectious diseases in Ugandan cattle herds, using the seroprevalence of three model infections...
December 6, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207667/prevalence-of-and-risk-factors-for-cystic-echinococcosis-among-herding-families-in-five-provinces-in-western-china-a-cross-sectional-study
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Ruixia Yuan, Hairong Wu, Heng Zeng, Ping Liu, Quangang Xu, Lu Gao, Yin Li, Rendong Li, Duan Huang, Chuanhua Yu, Xiangdong Sun
Echinococcosis is a severe zoonosis that endangers the health of herdsmen in China's western provinces. This study aimed to examine the prevalence of this disease and identify potential factors associated with human echinococcosis among herding families. A cross-sectional study was conducted in five provinces in western China from May 1, 2016 to November 30, 2016, and 1500 herding families participated in the study. A total of 1211 completed questionnaires were analyzed. The prevalence of Cystic echinococcosis (CE) among surveyed herding families was 1...
October 31, 2017: Oncotarget
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