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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151168/strengthening-validity-in-studies-of-pelvic-floor-disorders-through-qualitative-research-an-example-from-ethiopia
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Astrid Blystad, Guri Rortveit, Janne Lillelid Gjerde, Mulu Muleta, Karen Marie Moland
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: This formative qualitative follow-up study addresses validity concerns in the Dabat Incontinence and Prolapse (DABINCOP) study, which aimed to determine the prevalence of pelvic floor disorders in north-west Ethiopia. A pilot study using a questionnaire validated by pelvic exam showed severe underreporting of clinically relevant pelvic organ prolapse (POP). The objective of the follow-up study was to explore the reasons behind the underreporting and to gather information to strengthen the sensitivity and local relevance of the questionnaire to be employed in the main study...
November 18, 2017: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149892/monitoring-of-long-lasting-insecticidal-nets-llins-coverage-versus-utilization-a-community-based-survey-in-malaria-endemic-villages-of-central-india
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Kamaraju Raghavendra, Mehul Kumar Chourasia, Dipak Kumar Swain, Rajendra M Bhatt, Sreehari Uragayala, G D P Dutta, Immo Kleinschmidt
BACKGROUND: Despite the known effectiveness of long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) in providing protection against malaria, high level of ownership and use are very difficult to achieve and maintain. Nearly 40,000 LLINs were distributed in 2014 as an intervention tool against malaria transmission in 80 villages of Keshkal sub-district in Chhattisgarh, India. This study assessed LLIN coverage, access, utilization pattern, and key determinants for the net use 1 year after mass distribution...
November 17, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149254/invited-commentary-gestational-hypertension-and-diabetes-a-major-public-health-concern
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Lewis H Kuller, Janet Catov
The obesity epidemic in the United States and other countries has contributed to an increase in the rates of gestational diabetes and hypertension. In the past, it was thought that most cases of gestational diabetes and hypertension would resolve after completion of pregnancy. In this issue of the Journal, Pace et al. (Am J Epidemiol. 2017;186(10):1115-1124) clearly documented that both gestational diabetes and hypertension lead to diabetes and hypertension and that the combination of both during pregnancy leads to very high rates of subsequent diabetes and hypertension...
November 15, 2017: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149187/epidemiology-and-impact-on-all-cause-mortality-of-sepsis-in-norwegian-hospitals-a-national-retrospective-study
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Siri Tandberg Knoop, Steinar Skrede, Nina Langeland, Hans Kristian Flaatten
BACKGROUND: Although sepsis is the leading cause of death from infection, there are few population-level epidemiological sepsis reports. The impact of sepsis-related deaths on all-cause hospital mortality is insufficiently described, in particular in Europe where data are non-existent. The objective of this study was to provide nationwide epidemiological results on sepsis hospitalizations in Norway and to estimate sepsis' contribution to overall hospital mortality in a European setting...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140584/the-association-between-female-genital-fistula-symptoms-and-gender-based-violence-a-multi-country-secondary-analysis-of-household-survey-data
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Lindsay Mallick, Vandana Tripathi
OBJECTIVE: The Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS), which include standardized questions on female genital fistula symptoms, provide a unique opportunity to evaluate the epidemiology of fistula. This study sought to examine associations between self-reported fistula symptoms and experience of gender-based violence (GBV) among women interviewed in DHS surveys. METHODS: This study used data from thirteen DHS surveys with standardized fistula and domestic violence modules...
November 15, 2017: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138022/to-which-mixtures-are-french-pregnant-women-mainly-exposed-a-combination-of-the-second-french-total-diet-study-with-the-eden-and-elfe-cohort-studies
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T Traoré, A Forhan, V Sirot, M Kadawathagedara, B Heude, M Hulin, B de Lauzon-Guillain, J Botton, M A Charles, A Crépet
Pregnant women and their unborn child are exposed to a large number of substances during pregnancy. Some of these substances may cross the placenta, resulting in exposure of the foetus. There is growing evidence that certain substances could interact to produce a mixture effect. It is therefore essential to identify the main mixtures mothers are exposed to. This study aimed to identify the major mixtures French pregnant women included in EDEN and ELFE cohorts were exposed to, on the basis of the 441 substances analysed in the second French total diet study...
November 11, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135774/creating-a-national-provider-identifier-npi-to-unique-physician-identification-number-upin-crosswalk-for-medicare-data
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Helen M Parsons, Lindsey R Enewold, Robert Banks, Michael J Barrett, Joan L Warren
INTRODUCTION: Many health services researchers are interested in assessing long term, individual physician treatment patterns, particularly for cancer care. In 2007, Medicare changed the physician identifier used on billed services from the Unique Physician Identification Number (UPIN) to the National Provider Identifier (NPI), precluding the ability to use Medicare claims data to evaluate individual physician treatment patterns across this transition period. METHODS: Using the 2007-2008 carrier (physician) claims from the linked Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) cancer registry-Medicare data and Medicare's NPI and UPIN Directories, we created a crosswalk that paired physician NPIs included in SEER-Medicare data with UPINs...
December 2017: Medical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135438/exposure-to-perfluoroalkyl-substances-and-metabolic-outcomes-in-pregnant-women-evidence-from-the-spanish-inma-birth-cohorts
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Nuria Matilla-Santander, Damaskini Valvi, Maria-Jose Lopez-Espinosa, Cyntia B Manzano-Salgado, Ferran Ballester, Jesús Ibarluzea, Loreto Santa-Marina, Thomas Schettgen, Mònica Guxens, Jordi Sunyer, Martine Vrijheid
BACKGROUND: Exposure to perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) may increase risk for metabolic diseases; however, epidemiologic evidence is lacking at the present time. Pregnancy is a period of enhanced tissue plasticity for the fetus and the mother and may be a critical window of PFAS exposure susceptibility. OBJECTIVE: We evaluated the associations between PFAS exposures and metabolic outcomes in pregnant women. METHODS: We analyzed 1,240 pregnant women from the Spanish INMA [Environment and Childhood Project (INfancia y Medio Ambiente)] birth cohort study (recruitment period: 2003-2008) with measured first pregnancy trimester plasma concentrations of four PFASs (in nanograms/milliliter)...
November 13, 2017: Environmental Health Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133701/prevalence-burden-and-risk-factors-of-migraine-a-community-based-study-from-eastern-india
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Biman K Ray, Neelanjana Paul, Avijit Hazra, Sujata Das, Malay K Ghosal, Amar K Misra, Tapas K Banerjee, Arijit Chaudhuri, Shyamal K Das
BACKGROUND: Headache is common in communities; however, epidemiological research regarding its prevalence is infrequent in India. AIM: We planned to study the prevalence of migraine, its disease burden, and the associated risk factors. SETTING AND DESIGN: This is an urban community study conducted in Kolkata with a cross-sectional and nested case-control design. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The criteria to study headache among a representative sample (aged 20-50 years) was based on the International Classification of Headache Disorders-II...
November 2017: Neurology India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133154/adverse-birth-outcomes-associated-with-zika-virus-exposure-during-pregnancy-in-s%C3%A3-o-jos%C3%A3-do-rio-preto-brazil
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Mauricio Lacerda Nogueira, Nivison Ruy Rocha Nery Júnior, Cássia Fernanda Estofolete, Ana Carolina Bernardes Terzian, Georgia de Freitas Guimarães, Nathalia Zini, Rafael Alves da Silva, Gislaine Celestino Dutra Silva, Ligia Cosentino Junqueira Franco, Paula Rahal, Cintia Bittar, Bruno Carneiro, Pedro Fernando Vasconcelos da Costa, Daniele Freitas Henriques, Deusenia Machado Ulisses Barbosa, Patrícia Lopes Rombola, Luciana de Grande, Andréia Francesli Negri Reis, Sacha Ariane Palomares, Marcia Wakai Catelan, Lilian Elisa Arão Antonio Cruz, Silvia Helena Necchi, Rita de Cassia Vilella Mendonça, Izalco Nuremberg Penha Dos Santos, Suzimeiri Brigatti Alavarse Caron, Federico Costa, Fernando A Bozza, Antonio Soares de Souza, Cinara Cássia Brandão de Mattos, Luiz Carlos de Mattos, Nikos Vasilakis, Antonio Helio Oliani, Denise Cristina Mós Vaz Oliani, Albert Icksang Ko
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to report the first 54 cases of pregnant women infected by Zika vírus (ZIKV) and their virological and clinical outcomes, as well as the newborns' outcomes in 2016, after the emergence of ZIKV in dengue endemic areas of São Paulo, Brazil. METHODS: This is a descriptive study performed from February to October 2016 on 54 qPCR ZIKV-positive pregnant women identified by the Public Health Authority of São Jose do Rio Preto, São Paulo, Brazil...
November 10, 2017: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131528/the-design-of-a-social-cost-benefit-analysis-of-preventive-interventions-for-toxoplasmosis-an-example-of-the-one-health%C3%A2-approach
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A W M Suijkerbuijk, P F van Gils, A A Bonačić Marinović, T L Feenstra, L M Kortbeek, M-J J Mangen, M Opsteegh, G A de Wit, J W B van der Giessen
Toxoplasma gondii infections cause a large disease burden in the Netherlands, with an estimated health loss of 1,900 Disability Adjusted Life Years and a cost-of-illness estimated at €44 million annually. Infections in humans occur via exposure to oocysts in the environment and after eating undercooked meat containing tissue cysts, leading to asymptomatic or mild symptoms, but potentially leading to the development of ocular toxoplasmosis. Infection in pregnant women can lead to stillbirth and disorders in newborns...
November 12, 2017: Zoonoses and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129828/contemporary-epidemiology-of-heart-failure-in-fee-for-service-medicare-beneficiaries-across-healthcare-settings
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Rohan Khera, Ambarish Pandey, Colby R Ayers, Vijay Agusala, Sandi L Pruitt, Ethan A Halm, Mark H Drazner, Sandeep R Das, James A de Lemos, Jarett D Berry
BACKGROUND: To assess the current landscape of the heart failure (HF) epidemic and provide targets for future health policy interventions in Medicare, a contemporary appraisal of its epidemiology across inpatient and outpatient care settings is needed. METHODS AND RESULTS: In a national 5% sample of Medicare beneficiaries from 2002 to 2013, we identified a cohort of 2 331 939 unique fee-for-service Medicare beneficiaries ≥65-years-old followed for all inpatient and outpatient encounters over a 10-year period (2004-2013)...
November 2017: Circulation. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129700/paracetamol-medication-during-pregnancy-insights-on-intake-frequencies-dosages-and-effects-on-hematopoietic-stem-cell-populations-in-cord-blood-from-a-longitudinal-prospective-pregnancy-cohort
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Lars Bremer, Janina Goletzke, Christian Wiessner, Mirja Pagenkemper, Christina Gehbauer, Heiko Becher, Eva Tolosa, Kurt Hecher, Petra C Arck, Anke Diemert, Gisa Tiegs
BACKGROUND: Paracetamol is the first choice for antipyretic or analgesic treatment throughout pregnancy. Products with Paracetamol are readily available over the counter and therefore easily accessible for self-medication. Epidemiological data on Paracetamol intake pattern during pregnancy and its potential immunological effects are sparse. We aimed to analyze a possible association between Paracetamol medication and numbers of hematopoietic stem cells (HSC) in cord blood. METHODS: The objective was addressed in the PRINCE (PRENATAL DETERMINANTS OF CHILDREN'S HEALTH) study, a population-based prospective pregnancy cohort study initiated in 2011 at the University Medical Center in Hamburg, Germany...
November 9, 2017: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128565/obesity-and-triple-negative-breast-cancer-disparities-controversies-and-biology
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REVIEW
Eric C Dietze, Tanya A Chavez, Victoria L Seewaldt
Once considered a problem of Western nations, obesity (body mass index ≥30kg/m(2)) has rapidly increased since the 1970s to become a major threat to world health. Since 1970, the face of obesity has changed from a disease of affluence and abundance to a disease of poverty. Over the last 10 years, studies have mechanistically linked obesity and an obese tumor microenvironment with signaling pathways that predict aggressive breast cancer biology. For example, in the United States African-American women are more likely than non-Hispanic European-American women to be obese and to be diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC)...
November 8, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126458/epidemiology-of-hypertension-in-fulani-indigenous-populations-age-gender-and-drivers
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Clement Kufe Nyuyki, George Ngufor, George Mbeh, Jean Claude Mbanya
BACKGROUND: Hypertension is a public health problem and the main contributor to cardiovascular mortality and morbidity. Little is known about hypertension among the minority, diverse and socially disadvantaged 23-24 million Fulani/Peul populations dispersed in West, Central and East Africa, undergoing a transition from traditional to transitional and modern lifestyle. This study describes age and gender variations in blood pressure and drivers of hypertension among rural Fulani population of Cameroon...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125540/is-high-folic-acid-intake-a-risk-factor-for-autism-a-review
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REVIEW
Darrell Wiens, M Catherine DeSoto
Folate is required for metabolic processes and neural development. Insuring its adequate levels for pregnant women through supplementation of grain-based foods with synthetic folic acid (FA) in order to prevent neural tube defects has been an ongoing public health initiative. However, because women are advised to take multivitamins containing FA before and throughout pregnancy, the supplementation together with natural dietary folates has led to a demographic with high and rising serum levels of unmetabolized FA...
November 10, 2017: Brain Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121892/correlates-of-depressive-symptoms-in-late-middle-aged-taiwanese-women-findings-from-the-2009-taiwan-national-health-interview-survey
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Kun-Wei Tsai, Shih-Chun Lin, Malcolm Koo
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have shown that depressive symptoms in middle-aged women were associated with a number of factors such as climacteric symptoms. Nevertheless, studies based on population-based data with a wide range of potential correlates are still scarce. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the correlates of depressive symptoms in late middle-aged Taiwanese women using data from a nationally-representative, population-based survey. METHODS: Women aged 50...
November 9, 2017: BMC Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119757/-excess-deaths-for-haematological-tumours-in-falconara-marittima-marche-region-central-italy-short-story-from-the-epidemiological-survey-up-to-now
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Francesca Di Salvo, Paolo Baili, Mauro Mariottini, Marco Baldini, Andrea Micheli, Elisabetta Meneghini
API is a company refining petroleum products located in Falconara Marittima (Ancona Province, Marche Region, Central Italy). Thanks to the pressure made by citizens' committees, which considered the plant as a risk source for the population residing in the surroundings municipalities, Marche Region as institution asked for an epidemiological survey. This survey found a significative excess in deaths for haematological tumours in women and in a sub-group of retired and elderly. The results were published in one report and two scientific journals, and were also presented during a public meeting...
September 2017: Epidemiologia e Prevenzione
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118981/zika-virus-disease-microcephaly-and-guillain-barr%C3%A3-syndrome-in-colombia-epidemiological-situation-during-21%C3%A2-months-of-the-zika-virus-outbreak-2015-2017
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Nelson Méndez, Misael Oviedo-Pastrana, Salim Mattar, Isaac Caicedo-Castro, German Arrieta
Background: The Zika virus disease (ZVD) has had a huge impact on public health in Colombia for the numbers of people affected and the presentation of Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) and microcephaly cases associated to ZVD. Methods: A retrospective descriptive study was carried out, we analyze the epidemiological situation of ZVD and its association with microcephaly and GBS during a 21-month period, from October 2015 to June 2017. The variables studied were: (i) ZVD cases, (ii) ZVD cases in pregnant women, (iii) laboratory-confirmed ZVD in pregnant women, (iv) ZVD cases associated with microcephaly, (v) laboratory-confirmed ZVD associated with microcephaly, and (vi) ZVD associated to GBS cases...
2017: Archives of Public Health, Archives Belges de Santé Publique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117328/maternal-disease-with-group-b-streptococcus-and-serotype-distribution-worldwide-systematic-review-and-meta-analyses
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Jennifer Hall, Nadine Hack Adams, Linda Bartlett, Anna C Seale, Theresa Lamagni, Fiorella Bianchi-Jassir, Joy E Lawn, Carol J Baker, Clare Cutland, Paul T Heath, Margaret Ip, Kirsty Le Doare, Shabir A Madhi, Craig E Rubens, Samir K Saha, Stephanie Schrag, Ajoke Sobanjo-Ter Meulen, Johan Vekemans, Michael G Gravett
Background: Infections such as group B Streptococcus (GBS) are an important cause of maternal sepsis, yet limited data on epidemiology exist. This article, the third of 11, estimates the incidence of maternal GBS disease worldwide. Methods: We conducted systematic literature reviews (PubMed/Medline, Embase, Latin American and Caribbean Health Sciences Literature [LILACS], World Health Organization Library Information System [WHOLIS], and Scopus) and sought unpublished data on invasive GBS disease in women pregnant or within 42 days postpartum...
November 6, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
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