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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718492/-hiv-and-syphilis-coinfection-in-pregnancy-and-vertical-hiv-transmission-a-study-based-on-epidemiological-surveillance-data
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Lisiane M W Acosta, Tonantzin Ribeiro Gonçalves, Nêmora Tregnago Barcellos
Objective: To estimate the rate of HIV and syphilis coinfection among pregnant women living in Porto Alegre, Brazil, as well as the association of coinfection with vertical HIV transmission and socioeconomic variables. Method: This analytical retrospective cross-sectional study employed data from the regular epidemiological surveillance system for the period from 2010 to 2013. Data were obtained regarding pregnant women with HIV and exposed children, syphilis in pregnancy, and congenital syphilis...
December 2016: Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública, Pan American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718491/-hiv-aids-surveillance-among-pregnant-women-assessing-the-quality-of-the-available-information
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Maria Quitéria Batista Meirelles, Ana Karla Bezerra Lopes, Kenio Costa Lima
Objective: To analyze the quality of the information available in the Reportable Disease Information System (SINAN) regarding pregnant women with HIV/AIDS in the state of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil, between 2007 and 2014. Method: The quality of information was analyzed based on completeness (percentage of fields containing values that were not null) of fields (sociodemographic information, epidemiologic maternal history, pre-natal care, and delivery) and on the existence of discrepancy between the data sources analyzed (Natal and Mossoró municipal departments of health, state department of health, and Unified Health System information database, DATASUS)...
December 2016: Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública, Pan American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716585/ascertainment-of-alaska-native-stroke-incidence-2005-2009-lessons-for-assessing-the-global-burden-of-stroke
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Bernadette Boden-Albala, James Allen, Eric T Roberts, Lisa Bulkow, Brian Trimble
BACKGROUND: Stroke is a critical public health issue in the United States and globally. System models to optimally capture stroke incidence in rural and culturally diverse communities are needed. The epidemiological transition to a western lifestyle has been associated with an increased burden of vascular risk factors among Alaska Native (AN) people. The burden of stroke in AN communities remains understudied. METHODS: The Alaska Native Stroke Registry (ANSR) was designed to screen and capture all stroke cases between 2005 and 2009 through its integration into the existing single-payer Alaska Tribal Health System infrastructure...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714213/smoking-and-alcohol-and-subsequent-risk-of-myelodysplastic-syndromes-in-japan-the-japan-public-health-centre-based-prospective-study
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Tomotaka Ugai, Keitaro Matsuo, Norie Sawada, Motoki Iwasaki, Taiki Yamaji, Taichi Shimazu, Shizuka Sasazuki, Manami Inoue, Yoshinobu Kanda, Shoichiro Tsugane
Smoking and alcohol are important modifiable risk factors for human cancers. However, few epidemiological studies have investigated their association with the risk of myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS). Here, we investigated the association of smoking and alcohol consumption and the risk of MDS in a large-scale population-based cohort study in Japan. We included 95 510 Japanese subjects (45 451 men and 50 059 women; age 40-69 years at baseline) and identified 70 MDS cases (50 men and 20 women) during 18·3 years of follow-up...
July 17, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713329/prevalence-incidence-prognosis-early-stroke-risk-and-stroke-related-prognostic-factors-of-definite-or-probable-transient-ischemic-attacks-in-china-2013
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Bin Jiang, Haixin Sun, Xiaojuan Ru, Dongling Sun, Zhenghong Chen, Hongmei Liu, Yichong Li, Mei Zhang, Limin Wang, Linhong Wang, Shengping Wu, Wenzhi Wang
The epidemiological characteristics of transient ischemic attacks (TIAs) in China are unclear. In 2013, we conducted a nationally representative, door-to-door epidemiological survey on TIA in China using a complex, multistage, probability sampling design. Results showed that the weighted prevalence of TIA in China was 103.3 [95% confidence interval (CI): 83.9-127.2] per 100,000 in the population, 92.4 (75.0-113.8) per 100,000 among men, and 114.7 (87.2-151.0) per 100,000 among women. The weighted incidence of TIA was 23...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710075/the-cost-effectiveness-of-visual-triage-of-human-papillomavirus-positive-women-in-three-low-and-middle-income-countries
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Nicole G Campos, Jose Jeronimo, Vivien Tsu, Philip E Castle, Mercy Mvundura, Jane J Kim
BACKGROUND: World Health guidelines support HPV testing alone (followed by treatment with cryotherapy) or in conjunction with visual inspection with acetic acid (VIA) triage testing. Our objective was to determine the cost-effectiveness of VIA triage for HPV-positive women in low-resource settings. METHODS: We calibrated mathematical simulation models of HPV infection and cervical cancer to epidemiologic data from India, Nicaragua, and Uganda. Using cost and test performance data from the START-UP demonstration projects, we assumed screening took place either once or three times in a lifetime between ages 30 and 40 years...
July 14, 2017: Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708948/hospitalizations-associated-with-malignant-neoplasia-and-in-situ-carcinoma-in-the-anus-and-penis-in-men-and-women-during-a-5-year-period-2009-2013-in-spain-an-epidemiological-study
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Noelia López, Ángel Gil-de-Miguel, Raquel Pascual-García, Ruth Gil-Prieto
BACKGROUND: Approximately 40,000 new cases of anal cancer and 26,000 new cases of penile cancer occurred in 2012 worldwide. Human Papillomavirus (HPV) infection is responsible for 88.3% and 33.0% of these cancers, respectively. The aim of this study was to describe the hospital burden associated with malignant neoplasm (MN) and in situ carcinoma (ISC) in the anus and penis in Spain from 2009 to 2013. METHODS: This observational, retrospective study used discharge information obtained from the national surveillance system for hospital data, Conjunto Mínimo Básico de Datos, provided by the Ministry of Health...
July 14, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708790/trends-of-gynecological-cancers-in-turkey-towards-europe-or-asia
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Murat Gultekin, Irem Kucukyildiz, Mujdegul Zayifoglu Karaca, Selin Dundar, Guledal Boztas, Semra Hatice Turan, Ezgi Hacikamiloglu, Bekir Keskinkilic
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate nationwide gynecological cancer trends in Turkey. METHODS: National cancer registry data (2009-2013) of Turkish Ministry of Health were evaluated. Ovarian, cervical, endometrial, vulvar, vaginal, and tubal cancers are evaluated with respect to age of diagnosis, incidence rates within years, stage, histological distributions, and mortality rates. Data were collected from active cancer registry centers, which increased from 23% in 2009 to 47...
July 13, 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702810/epidemiology-of-gestational-diabetes-mellitus-according-to-iadpsg-who-2013-criteria-among-obese-pregnant-women-in-europe
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Aoife M Egan, Akke Vellinga, Jürgen Harreiter, David Simmons, Gernot Desoye, Rosa Corcoy, Juan M Adelantado, Roland Devlieger, Andre Van Assche, Sander Galjaard, Peter Damm, Elisabeth R Mathiesen, Dorte M Jensen, Liselotte Andersen, Annuziata Lapolla, Maria G Dalfrà, Alessandra Bertolotto, Urszula Mantaj, Ewa Wender-Ozegowska, Agnieszka Zawiejska, David Hill, Judith G M Jelsma, Frank J Snoek, Christof Worda, Dagmar Bancher-Todesca, Mireille N M van Poppel, Alexandra Kautzky-Willer, Fidelma P Dunne
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: Accurate prevalence estimates for gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) among pregnant women in Europe are lacking owing to the use of a multitude of diagnostic criteria and screening strategies in both high-risk women and the general pregnant population. Our aims were to report important risk factors for GDM development and calculate the prevalence of GDM in a cohort of women with BMI ≥29 kg/m(2) across 11 centres in Europe using the International Association of the Diabetes and Pregnancy Study Groups (IADPSG)/WHO 2013 diagnostic criteria...
July 12, 2017: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699629/dietary-intake-of-antioxidant-vitamins-and-risk-of-stroke-the-japan-public-health-center-based-prospective-study
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S Uesugi, J Ishihara, H Iso, N Sawada, R Takachi, M Inoue, S Tsugane
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Epidemiologic evidence on the relationship between antioxidant vitamin intake and stroke is limited. We aimed to investigate the association between dietary intake of antioxidant vitamins and the incidence of total stroke and ischemic stroke. SUBJECTS/METHODS: The subjects were 82 044 Japanese men and women aged 45-74 years under the Japan Public Health Center-based Prospective Cohort Study. Between 1995 and 1997, dietary assessment was done using a food frequency questionnaire...
July 12, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699541/randomised-controlled-trials-and-changing-public-health-practice
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EDITORIAL
Anne Cockcroft
One reason for doing randomised controlled trials (RCTs) is that experiments can be convincing. Early epidemiological experimenters, such as Jenner and the smallpox vaccine and Snow and his famous Broad Street pump handle, already knew the answer they were demonstrating; they used the experiments as knowledge translation devices to convince others.More sophisticated modern experiments include cluster randomised controlled trials (CRCTs) for experiments in the public health setting. The knowledge translation value remains: RCTs and CRCTs can potentially stimulate changes of practice among stakeholders...
May 30, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698926/diagnosis-of-dementia-by-machine-learning-methods-in-epidemiological-studies-a-pilot-exploratory-study-from-south-india
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Sheshadri Iyengar Raghavan Bhagyashree, Kiran Nagaraj, Martin Prince, Caroline H D Fall, Murali Krishna
BACKGROUND: There are limited data on the use of artificial intelligence methods for the diagnosis of dementia in epidemiological studies in low- and middle-income country (LMIC) settings. A culture and education fair battery of cognitive tests was developed and validated for population based studies in low- and middle-income countries including India by the 10/66 Dementia Research Group. AIMS: We explored the machine learning methods based on the 10/66 battery of cognitive tests for the diagnosis of dementia based in a birth cohort study in South India...
July 11, 2017: Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698314/association-of-perceived-tinnitus-with-duration-of-hormone-replacement-therapy-in-korean-postmenopausal-women-a-cross-sectional-study
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Seong-Su Lee, Kyung-do Han, Young-Hoon Joo
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and tinnitus in South Korea using data from the Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys (KNHANES) (2010-2012). STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional analysis of a nationwide health survey. METHODS: KNHANES is a nationally representative cross-sectional survey of South Korea population. Only postmenopausal women aged 19-65 years were included in the study (n=2736)...
July 10, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696240/biofilms-formed-by-isolates-from-recurrent-vulvovaginal-candidiasis-patients-are-heterogeneous-and-insensitive-to-fluconazole
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Leighann Sherry, Ryan Kean, Emily McKloud, Lindsay E O'Donnell, Rebecca Metcalfe, Brian L Jones, Gordon Ramage
Vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC) is a global health problem affecting ∼75% of women at least once in their lifetime. Here we examined the epidemiology of VVC from a patient cohort to identify the causative organisms associated with VVC. Biofilm forming capacity and antifungal sensitivity profiles were also assessed. We report a shifting prevalence of Candida species with heterogeneous biofilm forming capacity, both of which are associated with altered antifungal drug sensitivity.
July 10, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691334/the-health-and-economic-impact-of-scaling-cervical-cancer-prevention-in-50-low-and-lower-middle-income-countries
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Nicole G Campos, Monisha Sharma, Andrew Clark, Kyueun Lee, Fangli Geng, Catherine Regan, Jane Kim, Stephen Resch
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the health impact, financial costs, and cost-effectiveness of scaling-up coverage of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination (young girls) and cervical cancer screening (women of screening age) for women in countries that will likely need donor assistance. METHODS: We used a model-based approach to synthesize population, demographic, and epidemiological data from 50 low- and lower-middle-income countries. Models were used to project the costs (US $), lifetime health impact (cervical cancer cases, deaths averted), and cost-effectiveness (US $ per disability adjusted life year [DALY] averted) of: (1) two-dose HPV-16/18 vaccination of girls aged 10 years; (2) once-in-a-lifetime screening, with treatment when needed, of women aged 35 years with either HPV DNA testing or visual inspection with acetic acid (VIA); and (3) cervical cancer treatment over a 10-year roll-out...
July 2017: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689518/colon-cancer-screening-is-it-time-yet
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EDITORIAL
Hadi Bhurgri, Sami Samiullah
The month of March is dedicated to Colon Cancer Awareness. Worldwide, colorectal cancer (CRC) incidence has been on the rise. It is currently the third most common cancer in men (746,000 cases, 10.0% of the total) and the second in women (614,000 cases, 9.2% of the total).1 Arecent meta-analysis reported a 61% risk reduction in CRC incidence with colonoscopy.2 Unlike screening programs for breast and prostate cancers, not only has CRC screening reduced mortality from colon cancer and detected early CRC, it has also decreased the incidence of CRC through detection and removal of pre-cancerous lesions...
June 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686572/adolescent-suicide-as-a-global-public-health-issue
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Zebib K Abraham, Leo Sher
Youth suicide is a major global mental health problem. This review looks at the epidemiology, risk and protective factors associated with youth suicide, and global strategies to address this important issue. To better understand factors contributing to youth suicide, global gender differences in suicide were examined. Global rates of suicide amongst young men are higher than young women. However, there are anomalously higher rates of female youth suicide in India and China, and possible causes of this are examined further...
July 7, 2017: International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684241/anxious-depression-and-neurocognition-among-middle-aged-and-older-hispanic-latino-adults-hispanic-community-health-study-study-of-latinos-hchs-sol-results
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Alvaro Camacho, Wassim Tarraf, Daniel E Jimenez, Linda C Gallo, Patricia Gonzalez, Robert C Kaplan, Melissa Lamar, Tasneem Khambaty, Bharat Thyagarajan, Krista M Perreira, Rosalba Hernandez, Jianwen Cai, Martha L Daviglus, Sylvia Wassertheil-Smoller, Hector M González
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to examine the association between verbal learning, fluency, and processing speed with anxious depression symptomatology (ADS) among diverse Hispanics. We hypothesized an inverse association of anxious depression with neurocognition among Hispanics of different heritage. DESIGN: Data are from the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos. The sample included 9,311participants aged 45-74 years (mean: 56.5 years). A latent class analysis of items from the Center for Epidemiological Studies for Depression scale and the Spielberger Trait Anxiety Inventory was used to derive an anxious depression construct...
July 3, 2017: American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683860/latent-hypothyroidism-in-adults
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Jeannine Schübel, Joachim Feldkamp, Antje Bergmann, Wolfgang Drossard, Karen Voigt
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of latent/subclinical hypothyroidism is between 3% and 10%, according to epidemiologic studies that have been carried out in the USA, the United Kingdom, and Denmark. As persons with latent hypo - thyroidism are often asymptomatic, the diagnosis is often made incidentally in routine laboratory testing. METHODS: This review is based on a selective search in PubMed for publications on the diagnosis and treatment of latent hypothyroidism...
June 23, 2017: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683786/grandmothers-perspectives-on-the-changing-context-of-health-in-india
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Solveig A Cunningham, Susannah D Gloor, Shailaja S Patil
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of obesity and other chronic diseases is increasing in India and around the world. As globalization and social changes are believed to be at the root of these epidemiological changes, these factors must be better understood. This study engaged older adults to gain an important perspective on globalization and health. METHODS: A free-list instrument and a structured survey were developed and used to gather data on changes in diet, activity, and women's roles from ten grandmothers in rural India...
July 7, 2017: BMC Research Notes
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