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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088871/herbal-medicine-practices-of-patients-with-liver-cancer-in-peru
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Teresa Rojas Rojas, Geneviève Bourdy, Eloy Ruiz, Juan-Pablo Cerapio, Pascal Pineau, Jacques Gardon, Franco Doimi, Xavier Deparis, Eric Deharo, Stéphane Bertani
RATIONALE: The highest burden of liver cancer occurs in developing countries, where the use of herbal medicine (HM) is still widespread. Despite this trend, few studies have been conducted to report HM practices of patients with a hepatic tumor in the developing world. Hence, this study aimed to document the use of HM among patients with liver cancer in Peru. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: A comparative behavioral epidemiological survey was conducted among liver cancer patients attending the National Cancer Institute of Peru...
December 1, 2016: Integrative Cancer Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076584/impact-of-bullying-victimization-on-suicide-and-negative-health-behaviors-among-adolescents-in-latin-america
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Matthew L Romo, Elizabeth A Kelvin
Objective: To compare the prevalence of bullying victimization, suicidal ideation, suicidal attempts, and negative health behaviors (current tobacco use, recent heavy alcohol use, truancy, involvement in physical fighting, and unprotected sexual intercourse) in five different Latin American countries and determine the association of bullying victimization with these outcomes, exploring both bullying type and frequency. Methods: Study data were from Global School-based Student Health Surveys from Bolivia, Costa Rica, Honduras, Peru, and Uruguay, which covered nationally representative samples of school-going adolescents...
November 2016: Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública, Pan American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074421/community-based-accompaniment-with-supervised-antiretrovirals-for-hiv-positive-adults-in-peru-a-cluster-randomized-trial
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Megan M McLaughlin, Molly F Franke, Maribel Muñoz, Adrianne K Nelson, Olga Saldaña, Janeth Santa Cruz, Milagros Wong, Zibiao Zhang, Leonid Lecca, Eduardo Ticona, Jorge Arevalo, Eduardo Sanchez, Jose Luis Sebastián, Sonya Shin
We conducted a cluster-randomized trial to estimate effects of directly observed combination antiretroviral therapy (DOT-cART) on retention with viral suppression among HIV-positive adults in Peru. We randomly allocated facilities to receive the 12-month intervention plus the standard of care, including adherence support provided through accompaniment. In the intervention arm, health workers supervised doses, twice daily, and accompanied patients to appointments. Among 356 patients, intention-to-treat analyses showed no statistically significant benefit of DOT, relative to no-DOT, at 12 or 24 months (adjusted probability of primary outcome: 0...
January 10, 2017: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068335/dengue-in-latin-america-systematic-review-of-molecular-epidemiological-trends
#4
José Ramos-Castañeda, Flavia Barreto Dos Santos, Ruth Martínez-Vega, Josélio Maria Galvão de Araujo, Graham Joint, Elsa Sarti
Dengue, the predominant arthropod-borne viral disease affecting humans, is caused by one of four distinct serotypes (DENV-1, -2, -3 or -4). A literature analysis and review was undertaken to describe the molecular epidemiological trends in dengue disease and the knowledge generated in specific molecular topics in Latin America, including the Caribbean islands, from 2000 to 2013 in the context of regional trends in order to identify gaps in molecular epidemiological knowledge and future research needs. Searches of literature published between 1 January 2000 and 30 November 2013 were conducted using specific search strategies for each electronic database that was reviewed...
January 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066611/performance-of-a-lateral-flow-immunochromatography-test-for-the-rapid-diagnosis-of-active-tuberculosis-in-a-large-multicentre-study-in-areas-with-different-clinical-settings-and-tuberculosis-exposure-levels
#5
Selene Manga, Rocio Perales, Maria Reaño, Lia D'Ambrosio, Giovanni Battista Migliori, Massimo Amicosante
BACKGROUND: Tuberculosis (TB) continues to cause an outsized burden of morbidity and mortality worldwide, still missing efficient and largely accessible diagnostic tools determining an appropriate control of the disease. Serological tests have the potentially to impact TB diagnosis, in particular in extreme clinical settings. METHODS: The diagnostic performances of the TB-XT HEMA EXPRESS (HEMA-EXPRESS) immunochromatographic rapid test for active TB diagnosis, based on use of multiple Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) specific antigens, have been evaluated in a large study multicentre TB case-finding study, in populations with different exposure level to TB...
November 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063463/need-for-more-research-on-and-health-interventions-for-transgender-people
#6
Yeimer Ortiz-Martínez, Carlos Miguel Ríos-González
Background: Recently, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) scientific production is growing, but transgender (TG) people is less considered in the LGBT-related research, highlighting the lack of representative data on this neglected population. Methods: To assess the current status of scientific production on TG population, a bibliometric study was performed using the articles on TG people deposited in five databases, including PubMed/Medline, Scopus, Science Citation Index (SCI), Scientific Electronic Library Online (SciELO) and Latin American and Caribbean Health Sciences Literature (LILACS)...
January 9, 2017: Sexual Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062876/-colon-and-rectum-histoplasmosis-in-a-patient-from-peru
#7
Christian Alcántara Figueroa, Víctor Sánchez Cerna
We report a case of a male patient of 52 years old with a 3 months history of pushing, tenesmus, hematochezia, pain while defecating, lost of 18 kg of weight, fever, fecaloid and purulent discharge through an perianal hole. During the colonoscopy procedure, we found many ulcers in the ascending, transverse and descending colon.We also found an elevated lesion of about 5 cm in the rectum. We used hematoxylin - eosin and Gomori-Grocott stain in the biopsies and identified many microorganisms inside macrophages which were compatible with histoplasmosis...
October 2016: Revista de Gastroenterología del Perú: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad de Gastroenterología del Perú
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062870/-metabolic-parameters-in-patients-with-steatosis-non-alcoholic-liver-and-controlled-diabetes-type-2-versus-uncontrolled-diabetes-type-2
#8
Gonzalo Miranda Manrique
: Non-alcoholic fatty liver (NASH) is widely distributed around the world and is more common in subjects with dyslipidemia, metabolic syndrome obese and DM2 (34-74%). However, the prevalence of cirrhosis by NASH in general population is unknown which is still subject of research. OBJECTIVE: To determine if there are significant differences between metabolic parameters of non-alcoholic fatty liver in controlled versus uncontrolled diabetes type 2 of recent diagnosis...
October 2016: Revista de Gastroenterología del Perú: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad de Gastroenterología del Perú
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062868/temporal-trends-and-regional-variations-in-gastrointestinal-cancer-mortality-in-peru-2005-2014
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Akram Hernández-Vásquez, Guido Bendezú-Quispe, Diego Azañedo, Bertha Huarez, Belén Rodríguez-Lema
OBJECTIVE: To estimate and analyze the evolution of mortality rates of gastrointestinal (GI) cancer in Peru and its regions between 2005-2014. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We performed a nationwide secondary analysis of Peru's Health Ministry registry of deaths during the period 2005-2014, with a focus on regional differences. Deaths registered with codes C15 to C25 (malignant neoplasms of digestive organs) from the ICD-10 were included. Calculation of age-standarized mortality rates and years of life lost (YLL) due to GI cancer per 100,000 habitants were also performed...
October 2016: Revista de Gastroenterología del Perú: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad de Gastroenterología del Perú
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062865/-poor-outcome-factors-associated-to-patients-with-lower-digestive-bleeding-in-a-public-hospital
#10
Jorge Luis Rojas-Domínguez, Alvaro Carvallo-Michelena, Alejandro Piscoya, Edson Guzmán
BACKGROUND: Lower gastrointestinal bleeding (LGIB) is an event that has shown an increase in complications and mortality rates in the last decades. Although some factors associated with poor outcome have been identified, there are several yet to be evaluated. OBJECTIVE: To identify risk factors for poor outcome in patients with LGIB in the Hospital Edgardo Rebagliati Martins of Lima, Peru. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A prospective analytic observational cohort study was made, and a census was conducted with all patients with acute LGIB between January 2010 and December 2013...
October 2016: Revista de Gastroenterología del Perú: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad de Gastroenterología del Perú
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062111/when-product-diversification-influences-life-cycle-impact-assessment-a-case-study-of-canned-anchovy
#11
Jara Laso, María Margallo, Pére Fullana, Alba Bala, Cristina Gazulla, Ángel Irabien, Rubén Aldaco
The anchovy canning industry is one of the most important economic resources of the Cantabria region in Spain. However, environmental, economic and social problems over the past years have forced companies to apply marketing strategies, develop product diversification, create new products and introduce them in new "green markets". Launching Cantabrian canned anchovies into more sustainable markets requires measuring the environmental performance using Product Category Rules (PCRs) and Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs)...
January 3, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060937/barriers-to-follow-up-for-abnormal-papanicolaou-smears-among-female-sex-workers-in-lima-peru
#12
Devora Aharon, Martha Calderon, Vicky Solari, Patricia Alarcon, Joseph Zunt
BACKGROUND: Cervical cancer is the most prevalent cancer among Peruvian women. Female sex workers (FSW) in Peru are at elevated risk for HPV infection, and receive annual Papanicolaou screening. The objective of this study was to identify barriers to follow-up for abnormal Pap smears among FSW in Peru. METHODS: 97 FSW attending the Alberto Barton Health Center in Lima were surveyed regarding their STI screening history. 17 women with a history of an abnormal Pap smear were interviewed about their experiences regarding follow-up care...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060438/alcohol-and-tobacco-consumption-concordance-and-its-correlates-in-older-couples-in-latin-america
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Mayra Pires Alves Machado, Davi Camara Opaleye, Tiago Veiga Pereira, Ivan Padilla, Ana Regina Noto, Martin Prince, Cleusa Pinheiro Ferri
AIM: As little is known about alcohol and tobacco consumption concordance between older spouses in low- and middle-income countries, the present study aimed to estimate this in older couples from five Latin American countries. METHODS: This study is a secondary analysis of data collected between 2003 and 2007 by the 10/66 Dementia Research Group, from 1451 couples aged over 65 years from Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Peru, Mexico and Puerto Rico. Kappa statistic was used to assess the agreement of the behavior beyond chance, and logistic regression models with meta-analyses were used to estimate the factors associated with concordance...
January 6, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056724/knowledge-and-preferences-concerning-acute-hiv-testing-programs-among-both-peruvian-men-who-have-sex-with-men-and-transgender-women
#14
Grace M Wandell, Yamile Molina, Hugo Sánchez, Anna C Greer, Jessica Ríos, Carolyn Bain, Patricia Segura, Javier R Lama, Jorge Sánchez, Ann Duerr
Immediate antiretroviral therapy (ART) for acute HIV infection (AHI) may decrease HIV transmission in high-risk populations. This study evaluated knowledge of AHI and AHI testing program preferences in Lima, Peru through four semi-structured focus groups with high-risk men who have sex with men (MSM) ( n = 20) and transgender women (TW) ( n = 16). Using content analysis, emergent themes included knowledge of AHI symptoms, AHI transmission potential, and the HIV testing window period, and preferences concerning point of care results...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of STD & AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056028/assessing-ultrasonography-as-a-diagnostic-tool-for-porcine-cysticercosis
#15
Robert H Flecker, Ian W Pray, Saul J Santivaňez, Viterbo Ayvar, Ricardo Gamboa, Claudio Muro, Luz Maria Moyano, Victor Benavides, Hector H Garcia, Seth E O'Neal
BACKGROUND: Taenia solium inflicts substantial neurologic disease and economic losses on rural communities in many developing nations. "Ring-strategy" is a control intervention that targets treatment of humans and pigs among clusters of households (rings) that surround pigs heavily infected with cysticerci. These pigs are typically identified by examining the animal's tongue for cysts. However, as prevalence decreases in intervened communities, more sensitive methods may be needed to identify these animals and to maintain control pressure...
January 5, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054621/scientists-in-germany-peru-and-taiwan-to-lose-access-to-elsevier-journals
#16
Quirin Schiermeier, Emiliano Rodríguez Mega
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 23, 2016: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053364/use-of-antibiotics-in-children-younger-than-two-years-in-eight-countries-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Elizabeth T Rogawski, James A Platts-Mills, Jessica C Seidman, Sushil John, Mustafa Mahfuz, Manjeswori Ulak, Sanjaya K Shrestha, Sajid Bashir Soofi, Pablo Penataro Yori, Estomih Mduma, Erling Svensen, Tahmeed Ahmed, Aldo Am Lima, Zulfiqar A Bhutta, Margaret N Kosek, Dennis R Lang, Michael Gottlieb, Anita Km Zaidi, Gagandeep Kang, Pascal O Bessong, Eric R Houpt, Richard L Guerrant
OBJECTIVE: To describe the frequency and factors associated with antibiotic use in early childhood, and estimate the proportion of diarrhoea and respiratory illnesses episodes treated with antibiotics. METHODS: Between 2009 and 2014, we followed 2134 children from eight sites in Bangladesh, Brazil, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Peru, South Africa and the United Republic of Tanzania, enrolled in the MAL-ED birth cohort study. We documented all antibiotic use from mothers' reports at twice-weekly visits over the children's first two years of life...
January 1, 2017: Bulletin of the World Health Organization
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052506/predicting-north-american-scolytinae-invasions-in-the-southern-hemisphere
#18
Maria Victoria Lantschner, Thomas H Atkinson, Juan C Corley, Andrew M Liebhold
Scolytinae species are recognized as one of the most important tree mortality agents in coniferous forests worldwide, and many are known invaders because they are easily transported in wood products. Nonnative trees planted in novel habitats often exhibit exceptional growth, in part because they escape herbivore (such as Scolytinae) pressure from their native range. Increasing accidental introductions of forest pest species as a consequence of international trade, however, is expected to diminish enemy release of nonnative forest trees...
January 2017: Ecological Applications: a Publication of the Ecological Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034729/neonatal-and-pediatric-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-in-developing-latin-american-countries
#19
Javier Kattan, Álvaro González, Andrés Castillo, Luiz Fernando Caneo
OBJECTIVE: To review the principles of neonatal-pediatric extracorporeal membrane oxygenation therapy, prognosis, and its establishment in limited resource-limited countries in Latino America. SOURCES: The PubMed database was explored from 1985 up to the present, selecting from highly-indexed and leading Latin American journals, and Extracorporeal Life Support Organization reports. SUMMARY OF THE FINDINGS: Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation provides "time" for pulmonary and cardiac rest and for recovery...
December 26, 2016: Jornal de Pediatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024241/what-caused-the-2012-dengue-outbreak-in-pucallpa-peru-a%C3%A2-socio-ecological-autopsy
#20
Margot Charette, Lea Berrang-Ford, Elmer Alejandro Llanos-Cuentas, César Cárcamo, Manisha Kulkarni
Dengue is highly endemic in Peru, with increases in transmission particularly since vector re-infestation of the country in the 1980s. Pucallpa, the second largest city in the Peruvian Amazon, experienced a large outbreak in 2012 that caused more than 10,000 cases and 13 deaths. To date, there has been limited research on dengue in the Peruvian Amazon outside of Iquitos, and no published review or critical analysis of the 2012 Pucallpa dengue outbreak. This study describes the incidence, surveillance, and control of dengue in Ucayali to understand the factors that contributed to the 2012 Pucallpa outbreak...
December 8, 2016: Social Science & Medicine
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