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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920239/the-regional-comprehensive-economic-partnership-intellectual-property-protection-and-access-to-medicines
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Belinda Townsend, Deborah Gleeson, Ruth Lopert
The inclusion of elevated standards of intellectual property (IP) protection in the recently negotiated Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement has raised serious public health concerns regarding access to medicines. A lesser-known trade agreement under negotiation in the Asia-Pacific region is the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP). Framed as an attempt to reassert ASEAN's position in response to the United States-led TPP, RCEP includes key players China and India as well as several low- and middle-income countries (LMICs)...
November 2016: Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911780/selective-sweep-suggests-transcriptional-regulation-may-underlie-plasmodium-vivax-resilience-to-malaria-control-measures-in-cambodia
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Christian M Parobek, Jessica T Lin, David L Saunders, Eric J Barnett, Chanthap Lon, Charlotte A Lanteri, Sujata Balasubramanian, Nicholas Brazeau, Derrick K DeConti, Deen L Garba, Steven R Meshnick, Michele D Spring, Char Meng Chuor, Jeffrey A Bailey, Jonathan J Juliano
Cambodia, in which both Plasmodium vivax and Plasmodium falciparum are endemic, has been the focus of numerous malaria-control interventions, resulting in a marked decline in overall malaria incidence. Despite this decline, the number of P vivax cases has actually increased. To understand better the factors underlying this resilience, we compared the genetic responses of the two species to recent selective pressures. We sequenced and studied the genomes of 70 P vivax and 80 P falciparum isolates collected between 2009 and 2013...
November 28, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905270/gastrointestinal-helminth-fauna-of-rodents-from-cambodia-emphasizing-the-community-ecology-of-host-parasite-associations
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K Chaisiri, M Chou, C C Siew, S Morand, A Ribas
Extensive field surveys of rodents were conducted in Cambodia from 2008 to 2014 to study the diversity and ecology of helminth infection in wild rodent populations. Gastrointestinal helminths were isolated from 14 species of rodents (569 individuals) trapped from different habitats (forest, dry land, rain-fed land and human settlements) in four provinces of Cambodia (Krong Preah Sihanouk, Mondolkiri, Pursat and Steung Treng). The average prevalence of parasitic infection was 58.5% (range, 16.0-64.7%), and 19 helminth taxa were identified in total...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Helminthology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903054/future-malaria-spatial-pattern-based-on-the-potential-global-warming-impact-in-south-and-southeast-asia
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Hassan M Khormi, Lalit Kumar
We used the Model for Interdisciplinary Research on Climate-H climate model with the A2 Special Report on Emissions Scenarios for the years 2050 and 2100 and CLIMEX software for projections to illustrate the potential impact of climate change on the spatial distributions of malaria in China, India, Indochina, Indonesia, and The Philippines based on climate variables such as temperature, moisture, heat, cold and dryness. The model was calibrated using data from several knowledge domains, including geographical distribution records...
November 21, 2016: Geospatial Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894299/evolutionary-phylodynamics-of-foot-and-mouth-disease-virus-serotypes-o-and-a-circulating-in-vietnam
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Van Phan Le, Thi Thu Hang Vu, Hong-Quan Duong, Van Thai Than, Daesub Song
BACKGROUND: Foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV) is one of the highest risk factors that affects the animal industry of the country. The virus causes production loss and high ratio mortality in young cloven-hoofed animals in Vietnam. The VP1 coding gene of 80 FMDV samples (66 samples of the serotype O and 14 samples of the serotype A) collected from endemic outbreaks during 2006-2014 were analyzed to investigate their phylogeny and genetic relationship with other available FMDVs globally...
November 29, 2016: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893749/differential-protein-expression-in-the-hemolymph-of-bithynia-siamensis-goniomphalos-infected-with-opisthorchis-viverrini
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Kulwadee Suwannatrai, Apiporn Suwannatrai, Pairat Tabsripair, Jariya Umka Welbat, Sirikachorn Tangkawattana, Cinzia Cantacessi, Jason Mulvenna, Smarn Tesana, Alex Loukas, Javier Sotillo
Bithynia siamensis goniomphalos is a freshwater snail that serves as the first intermediate host of the human liver fluke Opisthorchis viverrini. This parasite is a major public health problem in different countries throughout the Greater Mekong sub-region (Thailand, southern Vietnam, Lao PDR and Cambodia). Chronic O. viverrini infection also results in a gradual increase of fibrotic tissues in the biliary tract that are associated with hepatobiliary diseases and contribute to cholangiocarcinoma (a fatal type of bile duct cancer)...
November 2016: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889274/a-tale-of-2-hiv-outbreaks-caused-by-unsafe-injections-in-cambodia-and-the-united-states-2014-2015
#7
Runa H Gokhale, Romeo R Galang, John P Pitman, John T Brooks
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November 23, 2016: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881047/cambodian-boys-transitions-into-young-adulthood-exploring-the-influence-of-societal-and-masculinity-norms-on-young-men-s-health
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Leah Scandurra, Daro Khorn, Thana-Ashley Charles, Marni Sommer
A growing body of evidence focuses on the experiences of young men in low-income countries, including their health vulnerabilities. Much of this research has been conducted in sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and Latin America. Limited evidence exists on the norms influencing boys' transitions into young adulthood in Southeast Asia, and in Cambodia in particular. To help fill this gap, we conducted a comparative case study using participatory methods with 16-19-year-old young men in rural and urban Cambodia, and with the adults who intersect in their lives...
November 24, 2016: Culture, Health & Sexuality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875110/low-circulation-of-zika-virus-cambodia-2007-2016
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Veasna Duong, Sivuth Ong, Rithea Leang, Rekol Huy, Sowath Ly, Ugo Mounier, Teyputita Ou, Saraden In, Borin Peng, Sreymom Ken, Philippe Buchy, Arnaud Tarantola, Paul F Horwood, Philippe Dussart
We describe a retrospective study on circulation of Zika virus in Cambodia during 2007-2016 among patients with dengue-like symptoms and Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. Our findings suggest that Zika virus in Cambodia belongs to the Asia genotype, is endemic, has low prevalence, and has had low-level impact on public health.
February 15, 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871796/diversity-of-bat-astroviruses-in-lao-pdr-and-cambodia
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Audrey Lacroix, Veasna Duong, Vibol Hul, Sorn San, Holl Davun, Keo Omaliss, Sokha Chea, Alexandre Hassanin, Watthana Theppangna, Soubanh Silithammavong, Kongsy Khammavong, Sinpakone Singhalath, Aneta Afelt, Zoe Greatorex, Amanda E Fine, Tracey Goldstein, Sarah Olson, Damien O Joly, Lucy Keatts, Philippe Dussart, Roger Frutos, Philippe Buchy
Astroviruses are known to infect humans and a wide range of animal species, and can cause gastroenteritis in their hosts. Recent studies have reported astroviruses in bats in Europe and in several locations in China. We sampled 1876 bats from 17 genera at 45 sites from 14 and 13 provinces in Cambodia and Lao PDR respectively, and tested them for astroviruses. Our study revealed a high diversity of astroviruses among various Yangochiroptera and Yinpterochiroptera bats. Evidence for varying degrees of host restriction for astroviruses in bats was found...
November 15, 2016: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871322/causes-of-maternal-and-child-mortality-among-cambodian-sex-workers-and-their-children-a-cross-sectional-study
#11
Brian Willis, Saki Onda, Hanni Marie Stoklosa
BACKGROUND: To reach global and national goals for maternal and child mortality, countries must identify vulnerable populations, which includes sex workers and their children. The objective of this study was to identify and describe maternal deaths of female sex workers in Cambodia and causes of death among their children. METHODS: A convenience sample of female sex workers were recruited by local NGOs that provide support to sex workers. We modified the maternal mortality section of the 2010 Cambodia Demographic and Health Survey and collected reports of all deaths of female sex workers...
November 21, 2016: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871233/a-retrospective-analysis-of-melioidosis-in-cambodian-children-2009-2013
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Paul Turner, Sabine Kloprogge, Thyl Miliya, Sona Soeng, Pisey Tan, Poda Sar, Pagnarith Yos, Catrin E Moore, Vanaporn Wuthiekanun, Direk Limmathurotsakul, Claudia Turner, Nicholas P J Day, David A B Dance
BACKGROUND: Melioidiosis, infection by Burkholderia pseudomallei, is an important but frequently under-recognised cause of morbidity and mortality in Southeast Asia and elsewhere in the tropics. Data on the epidemiology of paediatric melioidosis in Cambodia are extremely limited. METHODS: Culture-positive melioidosis cases presenting to Angkor Hospital for Children, a non-governmental paediatric hospital located in Siem Reap, Northern Cambodia, between 1(st) January 2009 and 31(st) December 2013 were identified by searches of hospital and laboratory databases and logbooks...
November 21, 2016: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857835/antibiotics-practice-and-opinions-of-cambodian-commercial-farmers-animal-feed-retailers-and-veterinarians
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Chhorvoin Om, Mary-Louise McLaws
BACKGROUND: Cambodia has reported multidrug resistant bacteria in poultry, similar to other countries in the region. We visited commercial food animal farms to explore opinions and antibiotic practices on the farms. METHODS: We used individual in-depth qualitative interviews with 16 commercial farmers, four feed retailers and nine veterinarians from food animal industry and government offices from the southwestern region of Phnom Penh. Transcribed interviews were thematically analysed...
2016: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856484/leprosy-post-exposure-prophylaxis-lpep-programme-study-protocol-for-evaluating-the-feasibility-and-impact-on-case-detection-rates-of-contact-tracing-and-single-dose-rifampicin
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Tanja Barth-Jaeggi, Peter Steinmann, Liesbeth Mieras, Wim van Brakel, Jan Hendrik Richardus, Anuj Tiwari, Martin Bratschi, Arielle Cavaliero, Bart Vander Plaetse, Fareed Mirza, Ann Aerts
INTRODUCTION: The reported number of new leprosy patients has barely changed in recent years. Thus, additional approaches or modifications to the current standard of passive case detection are needed to interrupt leprosy transmission. Large-scale clinical trials with single dose rifampicin (SDR) given as post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) to contacts of newly diagnosed patients with leprosy have shown a 50-60% reduction of the risk of developing leprosy over the following 2 years. To accelerate the uptake of this evidence and introduction of PEP into national leprosy programmes, data on the effectiveness, impact and feasibility of contact tracing and PEP for leprosy are required...
November 17, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843164/implementation-research-a-mentoring-programme-to-improve-laboratory-quality-in-cambodia
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Lucy A Perrone, Vireak Voeurng, Sophat Sek, Sophanna Song, Nora Vong, Chansamrach Tous, Jean-Frederic Flandin, Deborah Confer, Alexandre Costa, Robert Martin
OBJECTIVE: To implement a mentored laboratory quality stepwise implementation (LQSI) programme to strengthen the quality and capacity of Cambodian hospital laboratories. METHODS: We recruited four laboratory technicians to be mentors and trained them in mentoring skills, laboratory quality management practices and international standard organization (ISO) 15189 requirements for medical laboratories. Separately, we trained staff from 12 referral hospital laboratories in laboratory quality management systems followed by tri-weekly in-person mentoring on quality management systems implementation using the LQSI tool, which is aligned with the ISO 15189 standard...
October 1, 2016: Bulletin of the World Health Organization
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829064/acceptability-study-on-hiv-self-testing-among-transgender-women-men-who-have-sex-with-men-and-female-entertainment-workers-in-cambodia-a-qualitative-analysis
#16
Khuondyla Pal, Chanrith Ngin, Sovannary Tuot, Pheak Chhoun, Cheaty Ly, Srean Chhim, Minh-Anh Luong, Brent Tatomir, Siyan Yi
BACKGROUND: In Cambodia, HIV prevalence is high while HIV testing rates remain low among transgender women (TG women), men who have sex with men (MSM), and female entertainment workers (FEW). Introducing self-testing for HIV to these key populations (KPs) could potentially overcome the under-diagnosis of HIV and significantly increase testing rates and receipt of the results, and thus could decrease transmission. Therefore, this study aimed to determine the acceptability of HIV self-testing (HIVST) among these three categories of KPs...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27827854/nutritional-and-micronutrient-status-of-female-workers-in-a-garment-factory-in-cambodia
#17
Jan Makurat, Hanna Friedrich, Khov Kuong, Frank T Wieringa, Chhoun Chamnan, Michael B Krawinkel
BACKGROUND: Concerns about the nutritional status of Cambodian garment workers were raised years ago but data are still scarce. The objectives of this study are to examine the nutritional, hemoglobin and micronutrient status of female workers in a garment factory in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, and to assess if body mass index is associated with hemoglobin and/or micronutrient status. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey was conducted among 223 female workers (nulliparous, non-pregnant) at a garment factory in Phnom Penh...
November 2, 2016: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825353/analysis-of-anti-malarial-resistance-markers-in-pfmdr1-and-pfcrt-across-southeast-asia-in-the-tracking-resistance-to-artemisinin-collaboration
#18
Krongkan Srimuang, Olivo Miotto, Pharath Lim, Rick M Fairhurst, Dominic P Kwiatkowski, Charles J Woodrow, Mallika Imwong
BACKGROUND: Declining anti-malarial efficacy of artemisinin-based combination therapy, and reduced Plasmodium falciparum susceptibility to individual anti-malarials are being documented across an expanding area of Southeast Asia (SEA). Genotypic markers complement phenotypic studies in assessing the efficacy of individual anti-malarials. METHODS: The markers pfmdr1 and pfcrt were genotyped in parasite samples obtained in 2011-2014 at 14 TRAC (Tracking Resistance to Artemisinin Collaboration) sites in mainland Southeast Asia using a combination of PCR and next-generation sequencing methods...
November 8, 2016: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27819448/emotions-are-understood-from-biological-motion-across-remote-cultures
#19
Carolyn Parkinson, Trent T Walker, Sarah Memmi, Thalia Wheatley
Patterns of bodily movement can be used to signal a wide variety of information, including emotional states. Are these signals reliant on culturally learned cues or are they intelligible across individuals lacking exposure to a common culture? To find out, we traveled to a remote Kreung village in Ratanakiri, Cambodia. First, we recorded Kreung portrayals of 5 emotions through bodily movement. These videos were later shown to American participants, who matched the videos with appropriate emotional labels with above chance accuracy (Study 1)...
November 7, 2016: Emotion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818097/a-surrogate-marker-of-piperaquine-resistant-plasmodium-falciparum-malaria-a-phenotype-genotype-association-study
#20
Benoit Witkowski, Valentine Duru, Nimol Khim, Leila S Ross, Benjamin Saintpierre, Johann Beghain, Sophy Chy, Saorin Kim, Sopheakvatey Ke, Nimol Kloeung, Rotha Eam, Chanra Khean, Malen Ken, Kaknika Loch, Anthony Bouillon, Anais Domergue, Laurence Ma, Christiane Bouchier, Rithea Leang, Rekol Huy, Grégory Nuel, Jean-Christophe Barale, Eric Legrand, Pascal Ringwald, David A Fidock, Odile Mercereau-Puijalon, Frédéric Ariey, Didier Ménard
BACKGROUND: Western Cambodia is the epicentre of Plasmodium falciparum multidrug resistance and is facing high rates of dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine treatment failures. Genetic tools to detect the multidrug-resistant parasites are needed. Artemisinin resistance can be tracked using the K13 molecular marker, but no marker exists for piperaquine resistance. We aimed to identify genetic markers of piperaquine resistance and study their association with dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine treatment failures...
November 3, 2016: Lancet Infectious Diseases
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