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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647187/prevalence-and-risk-factors-of-blastocystis-infection-among-underprivileged-communities-in-rural-malaysia
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Nabilah Amelia Mohammad, Hesham M Al-Mekhlafi, Norhayati Moktar, Tengku Shahrul Anuar
OBJECTIVES: To determine the prevalence and risk factors of Blastocystis among underprivileged communities living in rural Malaysia. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted among 253 participants aged between 1 and 85 years. Stool samples were examined using Wheatley's trichrome stain after in-vitro cultivation in Jones' medium to detect the presence of Blastocystis. Information pertaining to the demography, socioeconomic and environment were collected using pre-validated questionnaires...
May 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600800/women-weight-poverty-and-menopause-understanding-health-practices-in-a-context-of-chronic-disease-prevention
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Mélisa Audet, Alex Dumas, Rachelle Binette, Isabelle J Dionne
Socioeconomic inequalities in health persist despite major investments in illness prevention campaigns and universal healthcare systems. In this context, the increased risks of chronic diseases of specific sub-groups of vulnerable populations should be further investigated. The objective of this qualitative study is to examine the interaction between socioeconomic status (SES) and body weight in order to understand underprivileged women's increased vulnerability to chronic diseases after menopause. By drawing specifically on Pierre Bourdieu's sociocultural theory of practice, 20 semi-structured interviews were conducted from May to December of 2013 to investigate the health practices of clinically overweight, postmenopausal women living an underprivileged life in Canada...
June 10, 2017: Sociology of Health & Illness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594886/impacts-of-el-ni%C3%A3-o-southern-oscillation-on-the-wheat-market-a-global-dynamic-analysis
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Luciano Gutierrez
Although the widespread influence of the El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) occurrences on crop yields of the main agricultural commodities is well known, the global socio-economic consequences of ENSO still remain uncertain. Given the global importance of wheat for global consumption by providing 20% of global calories and nourishment, the monitoring and prediction of ENSO-induced variations in the worldwide wheat market are essential for allowing national governments to manage the associated risks and to ensure the supplies of wheat for consumers, including the underprivileged...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580650/maternal-near-misses-at-a-provincial-hospital-in-papua-new-guinea-a-prospective-observational-study
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John W Bolnga, Marilyn Morris, Catherine Totona, Moses Laman
BACKGROUND: Maternal near-miss indices are World Health Organisation (WHO) recognised indicators that may improve our understanding of factors associated with maternal morbidity and mortality. In Papua New Guinea (PNG) where maternal mortality is among the highest in the world, only one study has documented near-miss indices in a tertiary-level hospital, but none from provincial hospitals where the majority of under-privileged women access healthcare services. AIMS: To determine the near-miss ratio, maternal mortality index (MMI), and associated maternal indices for Modilon Hospital in Madang Province of PNG...
June 5, 2017: Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542189/mir-277-4989-regulate-transcriptional-landscape-during-juvenile-to-adult-transition-in-the-parasitic-helminth-schistosoma-mansoni
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Anna V Protasio, Stijn van Dongen, Julie Collins, Leonor Quintais, Diogo M Ribeiro, Florian Sessler, Martin Hunt, Gabriel Rinaldi, James J Collins, Anton J Enright, Matthew Berriman
Schistosomes are parasitic helminths that cause schistosomiasis, a disease affecting circa 200 million people, primarily in underprivileged regions of the world. Schistosoma mansoni is the most experimentally tractable schistosome species due to its ease of propagation in the laboratory and the high quality of its genome assembly and annotation. Although there is growing interest in microRNAs (miRNAs) in trematodes, little is known about the role these molecules play in the context of developmental processes...
May 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526013/human-biomonitoring-from-an-environmental-justice-perspective-supporting-study-participation-of-women-of-turkish-and-moroccan-descent
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Bert Morrens, Elly Den Hond, Greet Schoeters, Dries Coertjens, Ann Colles, Tim S Nawrot, Willy Baeyens, Stefaan De Henauw, Vera Nelen, Ilse Loots
BACKGROUND: Environmental justice research shows how socially disadvantaged groups are more exposed and more vulnerable to environmental pollution. At the same time, these groups are less represented and, thus, less visible in biomedical studies. This socioeconomic participation bias is a form of environmental injustice within research practice itself. METHODS: We designed, implemented and evaluated a targeted recruitment strategy to enhance the participation of socially disadvantaged pregnant women in a human biomonitoring study in Belgium...
May 19, 2017: Environmental Health: a Global Access Science Source
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466606/very-low-prevalence-of-iron-deficiency-among-young-french-children-a-national-cross-sectional-hospital-based-survey
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Anne-Sylvia Sacri, Serge Hercberg, Laurent Gouya, Corinne Levy, Alain Bocquet, Béatrice Blondel, Catherine Vincelet, Pascale Hebel, Isabelle Vinatier, Mariane de Montalembert, Henrique Barros, Yann Le Strat, Martin Chalumeau
Although iron deficiency (ID) is considered the most frequent micronutrient deficiency in industrialized countries and is associated with impaired neurodevelopment when occurring in early years, accurate recent estimations of its prevalence are lacking. Our objective was to estimate ID prevalence and associated sociodemographic markers in young children in France. The Saturn-Inf national cross-sectional hospital-based survey recruited 3,831 French children <6 years old between 2008 and 2009 to assess lead poisoning prevalence and to establish a biobank...
May 3, 2017: Maternal & Child Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409087/favourable-outcomes-of-a-preventive-screening-and-counselling-programme-for-older-people-in-underprivileged-areas-in-the-netherlands-the-primus-project
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D J Annemarie van Dijk, Matty R Crone, Pepijn van Empelen, Willem J Assendelft, Barend J Middelkoop
An aging population is associated with an increased prevalence of diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and depression. Important aspects of programmes targeted at older people are: to reach those at risk, effective screening, optimising advice, and referral to local interventions. We examined the effect of a preventive health consultation (PRIMUS), a multi-behavioural screening programme for persons aged 55-74 years in primary care. In a multi-centre randomised controlled trial, the effects of participating in the PRIMUS intervention were compared to a comparison group receiving personalised summaries and advice by postal mail, both preceded by a health risk assessment via a questionnaire...
June 2017: Preventive Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394156/the-readiness-for-integrated-care-questionnaire-ricq-an-instrument-to-assess-readiness-to-integrate-behavioral-health-and-primary-care
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Victoria C Scott, Tara Kenworthy, Erin Godly-Reynolds, Gilberte Bastien, Jonathan Scaccia, Courtney McMickens, Sharon Rachel, Sayon Cooper, Glenda Wrenn, Abraham Wandersman
Integration of behavioral health and primary care services is a promising approach for reducing health disparities. The growing national emphasis on care coordination has mobilized efforts to integrate behavioral health and primary care services across the United States. These efforts align with broader health care system goals of improving health care quality, health equity, utilization efficiency, and patient outcomes. Drawing from our work on a multiyear integrated care initiative (Integrated Care Leadership Program; ICLP) and an implementation science heuristic for organizational readiness (Readiness = Motivation x General Capacity and Innovation-Specific Capacity; R = MC2), this article describes the development and implementation of a tool to assess organizational readiness for integrated care, referred to as the Readiness for Integrated Care Questionnaire (RICQ)...
April 10, 2017: American Journal of Orthopsychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337523/hip-fracture-incidence-and-social-deprivation-results-from-a-french-ecological-study
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M -P Petit, J Bryère, M Maravic, F Pallaro, C Marcelli
The association between socioeconomic status (SES) and hip fracture (HF) incidence was analyzed in France in 2008. In men and women, a decrease in HF incidence was observed as the social deprivation index increased. This result may be partly due to the protective effect of increasing body weight against HF. INTRODUCTION: Regional variations in hip fracture (HF) incidence exist worldwide. Reasons for these variations remain unknown. As regional variations have also been observed for socioeconomic status, we analyzed the association between socioeconomic deprivation (SED) and HF incidence in France in 2008...
March 23, 2017: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333691/asthma-prevalence-and-severity-in-low-resource-communities
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Álvaro A Cruz, Rafael Stelmach, Eduardo V Ponte
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The prevalence of asthma was thought to be low in most low-income countries, but several reports have indicated this is not always true. This is a narrative review of recent publications on the burden of asthma in low and middle-income countries (LMIC) and underprivileged communities from developed countries. RECENT FINDINGS: Several studies have reported a low prevalence of asthma is LMIC, but indicate it is increasing. In the last few years, however, many surveys demonstrated this may not always be true...
June 2017: Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296523/the-brazilian-amazon-region-eye-survey-design-and-methods
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Solange R Salomão, João Marcello Furtado, Adriana Berezovsky, Nívea N Cavascan, Alberto N Ferraz, Jacob M Cohen, Sergio Muñoz, Rubens Belfort
PURPOSE: To describe the study design, operational strategies, procedures, and baseline characteristics of the Brazilian Amazon Region Eye Survey (BARES), a population-based survey of the prevalence and causes of distance and near visual impairment and blindness in older adults residing in the city of Parintins. METHODS: Cluster sampling, based on geographically defined census sectors, was used for cross-sectional random sampling of persons 45 years and older from urban and rural areas...
March 15, 2017: Ophthalmic Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230990/comparative-study-of-the-synthesis-and-structural-and-physicochemical-properties-of-diketopiperazines-vs-aza-diketopiperazines
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Pierre Regenass, Damien Bosc, Stéphanie Riché, Patrick Gizzi, Marcel Hibert, Lydia Karmazin, A Ganesan, Dominique Bonnet
Aza-diketopiperazines (aza-DKPs) represent an underprivileged motif obtained by scaffold hopping of 2,5-diketopiperazines (2,5-DKPs). Herein, we compare the synthesis and the structural and physicochemical properties of aza-DKP 4 vs 2,5-DKP 7. Thus, X-ray and (1)H NMR studies show that aza-DKP 4 is a rigid and nonflat scaffold like the 2,5-DKP 7. Moreover, the replacement of one Cα-stereogenic center by a nitrogen atom results in a significant improvement of both the water solubility and the microsomal stability...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Organic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210089/prevalence-of-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-in-a-country-with-a-high-occurrence-of-helicobacter-pylori
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Serhat Bor, Gul Kitapcioglu, Elmas Kasap
AIM: To evaluate the prevalence of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) with additional symptoms, relationship with Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) of this country-wide study. METHODS: Data from 3214 adults were obtained with validated questionnaire. Eight hundred and forty-one subjects were randomized to be tested for H. pylori via the urea breath test. "Frequent symptoms" were defined heartburn and/or regurgitation occurring at least weekly. RESULTS: The prevalence of GERD was 22...
January 21, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182041/assessment-of-health-related-quality-of-life-and-its-determinants-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease
#15
M Manavalan, A Majumdar, K T Harichandra Kumar, P S Priyamvada
Health-related quality of life is an important, yet neglected aspect of chronic kidney disease (CKD) care. We evaluated the quality of life and its determinants across CKD 3 to 5D using a kidney disease specific tool (Kidney Disease Quality of Life-SF™) in an underprivileged, predominantly rural population with high rates of illiteracy and unemployment. The scores of individual domains were summarized to three composite scores - physical composite summary (PCS), mental composite summary (MCS), and kidney disease component summary score (KDCS)(...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178433/the-legacy-of-thomas-hodgkin-is-still-relevant-150-years-after-his-death-nothing-of-humanity-was-foreign-to-him
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Eldad J Dann
Current leading figures in medical science usually focus on very specific topics and use cutting-edge technologies to broaden our knowledge in the field. The working environment of the nineteenth century was very different. Medical giants of that time such as Rudolph Virchow and Thomas Hodgkin had a wide-ranging scope of research and humanitarian interests and made enormous contributions to a variety of core areas of medicine and the well-being of mankind. The year 2016 marked the 150th anniversary of the death of Dr Thomas Hodgkin...
January 30, 2017: Rambam Maimonides Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123960/the-referral-pathway-of-presumptive-drug-resistant-tuberculosis-in-an-urban-poor-setting-the-philippines
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E Lopez, S Yoshimatsu, A Querri, L Coprada, J Bermejo, M R Paulino, A Medina, A M C Garfin, A Ohkado
Setting: Socio-economically underprivileged urban areas in the Philippines. Objectives: To identify gaps in the referral pathway of presumptive drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) patients from initial consultation until initiation of treatment. Design: A retrospective study in which a masterlist of presumptive multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) patients registered in 18 DOTS facilities in Tondo, Manila and Payatas, Quezon City, from October 2012 to September 2013, was analysed and reviewed. Results: Among 378 presumptive DR-TB patients identified and listed in the masterlist, 97% (368/378) were referred, of whom 90% (333/368) were screened at an MDR-TB treatment centre...
December 21, 2016: Public Health Action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123957/a-review-of-tuberculosis-contact-investigations-in-the-poor-urban-areas-of-manila-the-philippines
#18
L Coprada, S Yoshimatsu, A Querri, E Lopez, P Agujo, M R Paulino, A Medina, A M C Garfin, A Ohkado
Setting: Socio-economically underprivileged areas in the Philippines. Objective: To review the implementation of tuberculosis (TB) contact investigations in the urban poor areas of Manila and Quezon City. Design: A descriptive cross-sectional study based on a review of data from household contact registries in local government unit (LGU) and non-government organisation (NGO) facilities during January-December 2012 in Manila and Quezon City. Free discussion sessions were also conducted among health-care workers...
December 21, 2016: Public Health Action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102463/marked-differences-of-haplotype-tagging-snp-distribution-linkage-and-haplotype-profile-of-apoa5-gene-in-roma-population-samples
#19
Katalin Sumegi, Balazs Duga, Bela I Melegh, Zsolt Banfai, Erzsebet Kovesdi, Anita Maasz, Bela Melegh
Roma people are underprivileged, neglected population worldwide, with severe healthcare problems. They have significantly increased prevalence of cardiovascular morbidity, presumably related to their poor social status, alcohol consumption and smoking habits. Assuming that genetic background also plays a role in their susceptibility for cardiovascular diseases, we hypothesized that APOA5 gene polymorphisms, an important role-player in lipid metabolism and in the development of metabolic syndrome and cardio/cerebrovascular events, may also be involved...
January 19, 2017: Pathology Oncology Research: POR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098680/insight-into-scabies
#20
Faye Mariz Razon, Emily Weidman-Evans
Scabies, an infectious disease caused by the scabies mite, manifests as an intensely pruritic skin rash. Children, the underprivileged, and patients with immunocompromise are at a higher risk of acquiring this contagious disease. Infectivity occurs worldwide in patients of all races, ages, and sex. The classical appearance of papular burrows between the webbed spaces of digits or along the wrists can help distinguish scabies from other dermatologic diseases. Practitioners need to be familiar with how scabies may present so that patients can be treated and taught how to prevent spread of the disease...
February 2017: JAAPA: Official Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
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