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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103209/west-nile-virus-and-other-nationally-notifiable-arboviral-diseases-united-states-2015
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Elisabeth Krow-Lucal, Nicole P Lindsey, Jennifer Lehman, Marc Fischer, J Erin Staples
Arthropod-borne viruses (arboviruses) are transmitted to humans primarily through the bites of infected mosquitoes and ticks. The leading cause of domestically acquired arboviral disease in the United States is West Nile virus (WNV) (1). Other arboviruses, including La Crosse, St. Louis encephalitis, Jamestown Canyon, Powassan, and eastern equine encephalitis viruses, also cause sporadic cases and outbreaks. This report summarizes surveillance data reported to CDC in 2015 for nationally notifiable arboviruses...
January 20, 2017: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077167/role-of-anopheles-cellia-rufipes-gough-1910-and-other-local-anophelines-in-human-malaria-transmission-in-the-northern-savannah-of-cameroon-a-cross-sectional-survey
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Raymond N Tabue, Parfait Awono-Ambene, Josiane Etang, Jean Atangana, Antonio-Nkondjio C, Jean C Toto, Salomon Patchoke, Rose G F Leke, Etienne Fondjo, Abraham P Mnzava, Tessa B Knox, Alexis Tougordi, Martin J Donnelly, Jude D Bigoga
BACKGROUND: As part of a study to determine the impact of insecticide resistance on the effectiveness of long-lasting insecticide treated nets (LLINs) in the north of Cameroon, the unexpectedly high density and anthropophilic behaviour of Anopheles rufipes lead us to investigate this species bionomics and role in human malaria parasite transmission. METHODS: For four consecutive years (2011-2014), annual cross-sectional sampling of adult mosquitoes was conducted during the peak malaria season (September-October) in three health districts in northern Cameroon...
January 11, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056960/availability-of-essential-medicines-in-selected-public-primary-and-secondary-health-care-institutions-of-a-rural-sri-lankan-district-a-spot-survey
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Devarajan Rathish, Indika Premarathna, Thiwanka Jayathilake, Chathurika Kandegedara, Kalani Punchihewa, Lakmali Ananda, Thejani Bandara, Channa Jayasumana, Sisira Siribaddana
BACKGROUND: Assessment of the availability of essential medicines, in rural areas of countries with free state health care system, is scarce. Dependence on essential medicines among the population in rural sector is considered to be high. Assessing the availability of essential medicines in selected state owned primary and secondary health care institutions of a rural district will help to identify areas where improvement is needed. METHODS: A descriptive cross sectional study, covering selected five primary and one secondary care institutions of a rural Sri Lankan district, was conducted...
January 5, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045319/prevalence-of-cross-bite-in-a-sample-of-italian-preschoolers
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R Ferro, A Besostri, A Olivieri, V Quinzi, D Scibetta
AIM: To clinically evaluate the prevalence of cross-bite in a sample of 1960 children in our Local Health Unit n. 15 Alta Padovana (Veneto region, Northeast Italy). METHODS: Study design: A cross-sectional study was carried out in the area of Health District n. 15, Veneto region, including 7,364 children from 3 to 5 years, attending a total of 88 nursery schools A convenience sample of 27 nursery schools (30% of total) was randomly selected, for a total of 2,603 eligible children; of these, 1960 children formed our study base (76%)...
December 2016: European Journal of Paediatric Dentistry: Official Journal of European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045318/non-nutritive-sucking-habits-and-their-effects-on-the-occlusion-in-the-deciduous-dentition-in-children
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G M Lopes Freire, J E Espasa Suarez de Deza, I C Rodrigues da Silva, L Butini Oliveira, J M Ustrell Torrent, J R Boj Quesada
AIM: The study evaluated the presence of non-nutritive sucking habits and and their effects on the occlusion in the deciduos dentition in Spanish children. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Study design: Cross-sectional survey. A clinical examination was performed by an experienced examiner in 275 children aged 3 to 6 years and the collected data included the presence of anterior open bite (vertical dimension), unilateral or bilateral posterior crossbite (transverse dimensions), midline deviation and sagittal relationships between incisors, molars and canines...
December 2016: European Journal of Paediatric Dentistry: Official Journal of European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045316/rapid-palatal-expansion-in-the-absence-of-posterior-cross-bite-to-intercept-maxillary-incisor-crowding-in-the-mixed-dentition-a-cbct-evaluation-of-spontaneous-changes-of-untouched-permanent-molars
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M Rosa, P Lucchi, G Manti, A Caprioglio
AIM: The aim of this study was to investigate the reaction of untouched permanent molars following RPE, anchored on deciduous teeth in the early mixed dentition, aimed to solve maxillary anterior crowding in the absence of posterior cross-bite. METHODS: A prospective clinical trial comprised 35 consecutive patients (20 males and 15 females) treated by the same orthodontist (MR). All patients showed crowding of the upper permanent incisors in the early mixed dentition in the absence of posterior cross-bite...
December 2016: European Journal of Paediatric Dentistry: Official Journal of European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040481/estimating-the-intra-cluster-correlation-coefficient-for-evaluating-an-educational-intervention-program-to-improve-rabies-awareness-and-dog-bite-prevention-among-children-in-sikkim-india-a-pilot-study
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Aashima Auplish, Alison S Clarke, Trent Van Zanten, Kate Abel, Charmaine Tham, Thinlay N Bhutia, Colin R Wilks, Mark A Stevenson, Simon M Firestone
BACKGROUND: Educational initiatives targeting at-risk populations have long been recognized as a mainstay of ongoing rabies control efforts. Cluster-based studies are often utilized to assess levels of knowledge, attitudes and practices of a population in response to education campaigns. The design of cluster-based studies requires estimates of intra-cluster correlation coefficients obtained from previous studies. This study estimates the school-level intra-cluster correlation coefficient (ICC) for rabies knowledge change following an educational intervention program...
December 28, 2016: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032327/emerging-zika-virus-infection-a-rapidly-evolving-situation
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Bordi Licia, Avsic-Zupanc Tatjana, Lalle Eleonora, Vairo Francesco, Capobianchi Maria Rosaria, Pedro Fernando da Costa Vasconcelos
Zika virus is a mosquito-borne flavivirus, firstly identified in Uganda and responsible for sporadic human cases in Africa and Asia until recently, when large outbreak occurred in Pacific Ocean and the Americas. Since the main vectors during its spread outside of Africa have been Ae. albopictus and Ae. aegypti mosquitoes, which are widely distributed all over the world, there is urgent need for a coordinated response for prevention and spread of ZIKV epidemics.Despite clinical manifestation of Zika virus infection are usually mild and self limiting, there are reports suggesting, during the recent epidemic, an association of ZIKV infection with severe consequences, including fetal/newborn microcephaly, due to vertical in utero transmission, autoimmune-neurological presentations including cranial nerve dysfunction, and Guillain-Barré Syndrome in adults...
December 29, 2016: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025625/pernicious-effects-of-toe-sucking-habit-in-children
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Deepika Pai, Saurabh Kumar, Abhay T Kamath, Vipin Bhaskar
Digit sucking is common nonnutritive sucking habit in childhood. However it is unusual to find toe sucking habit in children. We report a case of a seven-year-old child sucking great toe of the left foot. The child was referred by her paediatrician for dental evaluation due to her complaint of recurrent episodes of pyrexia. A dental evaluation was warranted as no particular system contributed to such recurrent episodes of fever in this child. Although dental examination did not reveal any cause for recurrent episodes of pyrexia, as a part of routine history taking we discovered that this child indulges frequently in sucking the great toe of her left foot since infancy...
2016: Case Reports in Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009052/non-pharmacological-interventions-for-alleviating-pain-during-orthodontic-treatment
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REVIEW
Padhraig S Fleming, Hardus Strydom, Christos Katsaros, Lci MacDonald, Michele Curatolo, Piotr Fudalej, Nikolaos Pandis
BACKGROUND: Pain is prevalent during orthodontics, particularly during the early stages of treatment. To ensure patient comfort and compliance during treatment, the prevention or management of pain is of major importance. While pharmacological means are the first line of treatment for alleviation of orthodontic pain, a range of non-pharmacological approaches have been proposed recently as viable alternatives. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of non-pharmacological interventions to alleviate pain associated with orthodontic treatment...
December 23, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992990/papular-urticaria-a-review-of-causal-agents-in-colombia
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Ana Milena Lozano, Juan Felipe López, Josefina Zakzuk, Elizabeth García
Papular urticaria is a chronic allergic reaction induced by insect bites, which is common in the tropics. The objective of this review was to deepen on epidemiological and immunological aspects of this disease, focused on data published in Latin American countries.We conducted a non-systematic review of the literature through electronic search on the epidemiology of papular urticaria, the entomological characteristics of the causative agents and associated immunological mechanisms.Several reports from medical centers suggest that papular urticaria is common in Latin America...
December 1, 2016: Biomédica: Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987514/-effects-of-breast-feeding-duration-bottle-feeding-duration-and-oral-habits-on-the-occlusal-characteristics-of-primary-dentition
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X X Chen, B Xia, L H Ge, J W Yuan
OBJECTIVE: To assess the effects of breast-feeding duration, bottle-feeding duration and oral habits on the occlusal characteristics of primary dentition in 3-6-year-old children in Beijing. METHODS: This cross sectional study was conducted via an examination of the occlusal characteristics of 734 children combined with a questionnaire completed by their parents/guardians. The examination was performed by a single, previously calibrated examiner and the following variables were evaluated: presence or absence of deep overbite, open bite, anterior cross bite, posterior cross bite, deep overjet, terminal plane relationship of the second primary molar, primary canine relationship, crowding and spacing...
December 18, 2016: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939907/effect-of-interfragmentary-gap-on-the-mechanical-behavior-of-mandibular-angle-fracture-with-three-fixation-designs-a-finite-element-analysis
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Russell Wang, Yunfeng Liu, Joanne Helen Wang, Dale Allen Baur
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to simulate stress and strain distribution numerically on a normal mandible under physiological occlusal loadings. The results were compared with those of mandibles that had an angle fracture stabilized with different fixation designs under the same loadings. The amount of displacement at two interfragmentary gaps was also studied. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A three-dimensional (3D) virtual mandible was reconstructed with an angle fracture that had a fracture gap of either 0...
November 11, 2016: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936776/unraveling-the-proteome-composition-and-immuno-profiling-of-western-india-russell-s-viper-venom-for-in-depth-understanding-of-its-pharmacological-properties-clinical-manifestations-and-effective-antivenom-treatment
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Bhargab Kalita, Aparup Patra, Ashis K Mukherjee
The proteome composition of western India (WI) Russell's viper venom (RVV) was correlated with pharmacological properties and pathological manifestations of RV envenomation. Proteins in the 5-19 and 100-110 kDa mass ranges were the most predominate (∼35.1%) and least abundant (∼3.4%) components, respectively, of WI RVV. Non-reduced SDS-PAGE indicated the occurrence of multiple subunits, non-covalent oligomers, self-aggregation, and/or interactions among the RVV proteins. A total of 55 proteins belonging to 13 distinct snake venom families were unambiguously identified by ESI-LC-MS/MS analysis...
December 12, 2016: Journal of Proteome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931927/owned-dog-ecology-and-demography-in-villa-de-tezontepec-hidalgo-mexico
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Luz Maria Kisiel, Andria Jones-Bitton, Jan M Sargeant, Jason B Coe, D T Tyler Flockhart, Alejandro Reynoso Palomar, Erick J Canales Vargas, Amy L Greer
Dog overpopulation in developing countries has negative implications for the health and safety of people, including the transmission of zoonotic diseases, physical attacks and intimidation to humans and animals, as well as impacts on canine welfare. Understanding the ecology and demographic characteristics of a dog population can help in the planning and monitoring of canine population control programs. Little data exist regarding demography and dynamics of domestic dog populations in semi-urban areas in Mexico...
December 1, 2016: Preventive Veterinary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909267/comparison-of-green-pit-viper-and-agkistrodon-halys-antivenom-in-inhibition-of-coagulopathy-due-to-trimeresurus-albolabris-venom-an-in-vitro-study-using-human-plasma
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S K Lam, S F Yip, P Crow, H T Fung, J Mh Cheng, K S Tan, O F Wong, D Yt Yeung, Y K Wong, K M Poon, G Ades
INTRODUCTION: There are two antivenoms that may be administered in Hong Kong following a bite by Trimeresurus albolabris: the green pit viper antivenom from the Thai Red Cross Society in Thailand and the Agkistrodon halys antivenom from the Shanghai Institute of Biological Products in China. Both are recommended by the Central Coordinating Committee of Accident and Emergency Services of the Hospital Authority for treating patients with a bite by Trimeresurus albolabris. The choice of which antivenom to use is based on physician preference...
December 2, 2016: Hong Kong Medical Journal, Xianggang Yi Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866879/differences-in-bite-force-between-dolichofacial-and-brachyfacial-individuals-side-of-mastication-gender-weight-and-height
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Paulo Roberto Quiudini, Daniel Humberto Pozza, Ary Dos Santos Pinto, Mauricio Ferraz de Arruda, Antonio Sergio Guimarães
PURPOSE: Due to the bite force importance in functionality of the masticatory system, this study aimed to characterize it in dolichofacial and brachyfacial individuals. METHODS: A sample comprised by 190 patients was divided into two groups: 90 severe dolichofacial, and 100 severe brachyfacial individuals classified according to the VERT index and the face height ratio (Jarabak quotient). Bite force was measured by using an adjusted digital dynamometer and proper methodology...
November 17, 2016: Journal of Prosthodontic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849244/influence-of-generalized-joint-hypermobility-on-temporomandibular-joint-and-dental-occlusion-a-cross-sectional-study
#18
Lais Chiodelli, Andrielle de Bitencourt Pacheco, Taiane Secretti Missau, Ana Maria Toniolo da Silva, Eliane Castilhos Rodrigues Corrêa
Purpose: To evaluate the dental occlusion and temporomandibular joint in women with and without generalized joint hypermobility. Methods: Generalized joint hypermobility was assessed by the Beighton score. Individuals were divided into two groups: with and without hypermobility. The Research Diagnostic Criteria for Temporomandibular Disorders was used to evaluate the temporomandibular joint. Dental occlusion was assessed according to Angle classification, overjet and overbite measures, presence of open bite or crossbite, pattern of disocclusion, and occlusal interference...
September 2016: CoDAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27827898/a-comparative-study-of-dog-and-cat-induced-injury-on-incidence-and-risk-factors-among-children
#19
Ying Chen, Yang Gao, Li Zhou, Yafei Tan, Liping Li
Background: Millions of people are bitten by animals each year, with approximately 90% of the injuries being caused by dogs and cats. However, few studies focus on risk factors of dog- and cat-induced injury in China. Therefore, the objective of this study was to investigate the rate of dog- and cat-induced injury and its potential risk factors. Methods: The data were from a population-based cross-sectional study conducted in 2015, with a sample of 9380 children 6-19 years of age from two cities, Shenzhen (large city) and Shantou (mid-sized city), in southern China...
November 3, 2016: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814368/chronic-musculoskeletal-disabilities-following-snake-envenoming-in-sri-lanka-a-population-based-study
#20
Subashini Jayawardana, Ariaranee Gnanathasan, Carukshi Arambepola, Thashi Chang
BACKGROUND: Snakebite is a major public health problem in agricultural communities in the tropics leading to acute local and systemic impairments with resultant disabilities. Snakebite related long-term musculoskeletal disabilities have been a neglected area of research. We conducted a population-based, cross-sectional study in an agricultural community to describe the chronic musculoskeletal disabilities of snake envenoming. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: A sample representative of residents of a single district in a region of high incidence of snake envenoming was recruited to identify ever snakebite victims...
November 2016: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
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