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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166628/biochar-application-for-the-remediation-of-heavy-metal-polluted-land-a-review-of-in-situ-field-trials
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David O'Connor, Tianyue Peng, Junli Zhang, Daniel C W Tsang, Daniel S Alessi, Zhengtao Shen, Nanthi S Bolan, Deyi Hou
Polluted land is a global issue, especially for developing countries. It has been reported that soil amendment with biochar may reduce the bioavailability of a wide range of contaminants, including heavy metal(loids), potentially reclaiming contaminated soils for agricultural use. However, there have been only limited reports on the in situ application of biochar at the field scale. This review was devoted to providing preliminary scientific evidence from these field trials, based on a review of 29 publications involving field applications of biochar in 8 different countries...
November 19, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166508/algorithm-for-acne-treatment-ibero-latin-american-consensus
#2
Ediléia Bagatin, Mercedes Florez-White, María Isabel Arias-Gomez, Ana Kaminsky
Acne is a chronic, immune-mediated, inflammatory disease with high prevalence among adolescents. By compromising face, thorax and back, with the risk of permanent scars, it has a negative impact on the quality of life. Effective, safe and early treatment is the key to remission, while decreasing the risk of physical and/or emotional sequelae. The Iberian-Latin American Group of Acne Studies joined professionals with expertise and developed a practical therapeutic algorithm, adapted to the reality of Latin American countries, Spain and Portugal...
September 2017: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166260/the-development-and-content-validation-of-a-multidisciplinary-evidence-based-wound-infection-prevention-and-treatment-guideline
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Sammy A Zakhary, Chris Davey, Rebecca Bari, Jordan Bean, Tyler Reber, Kathy Gallagher, Kara Couch, Jennifer Hurlow, Karen Laforet, Corrine McIssac, Karen Napier, Diana Vilar-Compte, Emily Zakhary, Michel Hermans, Laura Bolton
Acute and chronic wound infections create clinical, economic, and patient-centered challenges best met by multidisciplinary wound care teams providing consistent, valid, clinically relevant, safe, evidence-based management across settings. To develop an evidence-based wound infection guideline, PubMed, Cochrane Library, and Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature databases were searched from inception through August 1, 2017 using the terms (or synonyms) wound infection and risk factor, significant, diagnosis, prevention, treatment, or surveillance...
November 2017: Ostomy/wound Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165954/the-hiv-organ-policy-equity-act-offering-hope-to-individuals-with-end-stage-renal-disease-and-hiv
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Emily Arnold
The HIV Organ Policy Equity Act, or HOPE Act, requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services to develop guidelines for research on the transplantation of kidneys and livers from individuals infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) into patients with end stage organ failure who are also infected with HIV. Although signed into law in 2013, the guidelines were not finalized until November 2015. Currently, 18 transplant centers that wish to participate in this research have received Institutional Review Board approval...
May 2017: Nephrology Nursing Journal: Journal of the American Nephrology Nurses' Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165641/how-to-do-or-not-to-do-%C3%A2-measuring-health-worker-motivation-in-surveys-in-low-and-middle-income-countries
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J Borghi, J Lohmann, E Dale, F Meheus, J Goudge, K Oboirien, A Kuwawenaruwa
A health system's ability to deliver quality health care depends on the availability of motivated health workers, which are insufficient in many low income settings. Increasing policy and researcher attention is directed towards understanding what drives health worker motivation and how different policy interventions affect motivation, as motivation is key to performance and quality of care outcomes. As a result, there is growing interest among researchers in measuring motivation within health worker surveys...
November 20, 2017: Health Policy and Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165621/treatment-of-tuberculosis-in-complex-emergencies-in-developing-countries-a-scoping-review
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Geraldine Munn-Mace, Divya Parmar
Almost 172 million people live in complex emergencies globally resulting from political and/or economic instability. The provision and continuity of health care in complex emergencies remain a significant challenge. Health agencies are often hesitant to implement tuberculosis programmes in particular because its treatment requires a longer commitment than most acute diseases. However, not treating tuberculosis promptly increases mortality and untreated tuberculosis further increases the incidence of tuberculosis...
November 20, 2017: Health Policy and Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165148/japan-environment-and-children-s-study-backgrounds-activities-and-future-directions-in-global-perspectives
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REVIEW
Kazue Ishitsuka, Shoji F Nakayama, Reiko Kishi, Chisato Mori, Zentaro Yamagata, Yukihiro Ohya, Toshihiro Kawamoto, Michihiro Kamijima
There is worldwide concern about the effects of environmental factors on children's health and development. The Miami Declaration was signed at the G8 Environment Ministers Meeting in 1997 to promote children's environmental health research. The following ministerial meetings continued to emphasize the need to foster children's research. In response to such a worldwide movement, the Ministry of the Environment, Japan (MOE), launched a nationwide birth cohort study with 100,000 pairs of mothers and children, namely, the Japan Environment and Children's Study (JECS), in 2010...
July 14, 2017: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165118/age-at-first-birth-and-long-term-mortality-for-mothers-the-ohsaki-cohort-study
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Taichi Sakai, Yumi Sugawara, Ikue Watanabe, Takashi Watanabe, Yasutake Tomata, Naoki Nakaya, Ichiro Tsuji
BACKGROUND: Although maternal age at first birth has been rising in many developed countries, its long-term effects on the health of the mothers themselves are unclear. In this study, we investigated the relationship between maternal age at first birth and long-term mortality. METHODS: We conducted a cohort study of 20,624 parous Japanese women aged between 40 and 79 years in 1994 and followed up their survival for 14 years. Based on maternal age at first birth, the women were divided into four groups: ≤19 years, 20-24 years, 25-29 years, and ≥30 years...
April 4, 2017: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165101/therapeutic-potentials-and-cytochrome-p450-mediated-interactions-involving-herbal-products-indicated-for-diabetes-mellitus
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Cyprian Ogbonna Onyeji, Sharon I Igbinoba, Gbola Olayiwola
There has been an increase in the use of herbal products to complement conventional drugs in the treatment of various diseases especially in developing countries. This may be attributable to the relatively cost-effectiveness and ease of accessibility of these products as well as the perception of their safety profiles. However, there are numerous literature reports on herbs altering the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of other co-administered drugs thereby modulating the therapeutic outcomes. The prevalence of diabetes is on a steady increase worldwide and it is now identified as one of the main threats to human health...
November 20, 2017: Drug Metabolism Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164754/interventions-to-significantly-improve-service-uptake-and-retention-of-hiv-positive-pregnant-women-and-hiv-exposed-infants-along-the-pmtct-continuum-of-care-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Alexandra C Vrazo, Jacqueline Firth, Anouk Amzel, Rebecca Sedillo, Julia Ryan, B Ryan Phelps
OBJECTIVES: Despite the success of Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT) programs, low uptake of services and poor retention pose a formidable challenge to achieving the elimination of vertical HIV transmission in low and middle-income countries. This systematic review summarizes interventions that demonstrate statistically significant improvements in service uptake and retention of HIV-positive pregnant and breastfeeding women and their infants along the PMTCT cascade...
November 22, 2017: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164673/reviewing-and-addressing-the-link-between-mass-media-and-the-increase-in%C3%A2-obesity-among-european-children-the-european-academy-of-paediatrics-eap-and-the-european-childhood-obesity-group-ecog-consensus-statement
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Artur Mazur, Margherita Caroli, Igor Radziewicz-Winnicki, Paulina Nowicka, Daniel Weghuber, David Neubauer, Łukasz Dembiński, Francis P Crawley, Martin White, Adamos Hadjipanayis
This study reviewed the link between social media and the growing epidemic of childhood obesity in Europe. A task force from the European Academy of Paediatrics and the European Childhood Obesity Group searched published literature and developed a consensus statement. It found that there was evidence of a strong link between obesity levels across European countries and childhood media exposure and that parents and society needed a better understanding of the influence of social media on dietary habits. CONCLUSION: Health policies in Europe must take account of the range of social media influences that promote the development of childhood obesity...
November 22, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164541/-the-application-of-information-and-communication-technology-ict-in-nursing-education
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Shwu-Fen Chiou, Hsiu-Chuan Su, Ean-Wen Huang
With the rapid development of information and communication technologies (ICT) in the 21st century, all walks of life have experienced disruptive changes, including the healthcare profession. Although nurses represent the largest number of professionals in medical institutions, it is doubtful whether nurses possess sufficient capabilities to face challenges in this era of rapid medical informatization. Currently, the courses necessary to cultivate information literacy in nursing students are insufficient in Taiwan, and traditional instruction methods are largely adopted as nursing teaching strategies...
December 2017: Hu Li za Zhi the Journal of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164467/solid-fuel-use-for-cooking-and-its-health-effects-on-the-elderly-in-rural-china
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Jin Liu, Bingdong Hou, Xiao-Wei Ma, Hua Liao
Indoor air pollution is mainly caused by solid fuel use for cooking in developing countries. Many previous studies focused on its health risks on the children and in specific local area. This paper investigates household energy usage and transition for cooking in rural China and the health effects on the elderly. A national large-scale dataset CHARLS (China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study) covering 450 villages and communities is employed. Logit regressions were used to quantitatively estimate the effects, after controlling for some factors such as income, demographic, and geographical variables...
November 21, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164393/bordetella-pertussis-virulence-factors-in-the-continuing-evolution-of-whooping-cough-vaccines-for-improved-performance
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REVIEW
Dorji Dorji, Frits Mooi, Osvaldo Yantorno, Rajendar Deora, Ross M Graham, Trilochan K Mukkur
Despite high vaccine coverage, whooping cough caused by Bordetella pertussis remains one of the most common vaccine-preventable diseases worldwide. Introduction of whole-cell pertussis (wP) vaccines in the 1940s and acellular pertussis (aP) vaccines in 1990s reduced the mortality due to pertussis. Despite induction of both antibody and cell-mediated immune (CMI) responses by aP and wP vaccines, there has been resurgence of pertussis in many countries in recent years. Possible reasons hypothesised for resurgence have ranged from incompliance with the recommended vaccination programmes with the currently used aP vaccine to infection with a resurged clinical isolates characterised by mutations in the virulence factors, resulting in antigenic divergence with vaccine strain, and increased production of pertussis toxin, resulting in dampening of immune responses...
November 21, 2017: Medical Microbiology and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164373/the-possible-factors-affecting-microglial-activation-in-cases-of-obesity-with-cognitive-dysfunction
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REVIEW
Titikorn Chunchai, Nipon Chattipakorn, Siriporn C Chattipakorn
Obesity has reached epidemic proportions in many countries around the world. Several studies have reported that obesity can lead to the development of cognitive decline. There is increasing evidence to demonstrate that microglia play a crucial role in cognitive decline in cases of obesity, Alzheimer's disease and also in the aging process. Although there have been several studies into microglia over the past decades, the mechanistic link between microglia and cognitive decline in obese models is still not fully understood...
November 21, 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164352/assessment-of-methylobacterium-oryzae-cbmb20-aggregates-for-salt-tolerance-and-plant-growth-promoting-characteristics-for-bio-inoculant-development
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Mak Chanratana, Gwang Hyun Han, Aritra Roy Choudhury, Seshadri Sundaram, Md Abdul Halim, Ramasamy Krishnamoorthy, Yeongyeong Kang, Tongmin Sa
Salinity is one of the major factors contributing to the loss of crop productivity and thereby impacting livelihood of people in more than 100 countries of the world and the area of land affected by salinity is increasing day by day. This will worsen due to various factors such as drought that might result in high soil salinity. Use of plant growth promoting rhizobacteria is one of the promising eco-friendly strategies for salinity stress management as part of sustainable agricultural practices. However, it requires selecting rhizobacteria with good survivability and adaptation to salt stress...
November 21, 2017: AMB Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164096/the-prevalence-of-overfat-adults-and-children-in-the-us
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Philip B Maffetone, Paul B Laursen
The overfat condition is defined as excess body fat sufficient to impair health. The problem exists in most overweight and obese individuals and can also occur in those who are normal-weight and non-obese, often due to excess abdominal fat. Despite previous indications that the prevalence overweight and obesity is leveling, these conditions are currently at their highest levels in US history. Our review estimated the number of overfat Americans at 91% for adults and 69% for children. The primary purpose of this review was to build upon previous estimations of overfat prevalence in developed countries by using new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to estimate the overfat prevalence in American adults (≥20 years) and children (2-19 years), and to expand the definition of overfat as excess body fat associated with at least one additional risk factor of impaired cardiometabolic or physical health...
2017: Frontiers in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164092/the-nuisance-mosquito-anopheles-plumbeus-stephens-1828-in-germany-a-questionnaire-survey-may-help-support-surveillance-and-control
#18
Eva C Heym, Jette Schröder, Helge Kampen, Doreen Walther
The mosquito species Anopheles plumbeus is an aggressive biter and a potential vector of malaria parasites and West Nile virus. It occurs naturally at low population densities, as its larval development is adapted to the specific water qualities found in tree holes. However, probably owing to environmental changes, it has recently been observed in several European countries to use increasingly often artificial breeding habitats that may lead to mass development and severe annoyance to humans living close by...
2017: Frontiers in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164049/polyphenols-treatment-in-patients-with-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
#19
Ludovico Abenavoli, Natasa Milic, Francesco Luzza, Luigi Boccuto, Antonino De Lorenzo
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) affects 25-30% of the general population worldwide and this high prevalence is linked with lifestyle and dietetic changes, not only in Western countries, but also in the urban areas of developing countries. Several pharmacological approaches were proposed in the treatment of NAFLD, but the reported results are inconclusive. International guidelines recommended the reduction of dietary fat and fructose, in association with some physical activity. In this context, it was reported that the protective effects of traditional Mediterranean diet, related to the high concentration of antioxidant compounds, particularly of polyphenols...
September 2017: Journal of Translational Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164041/prevalence-and-risk-factors-of-intestinal-parasite-infection-among-schoolchildren-in-the-peripheral-highland-regions-of-huanuco-peru
#20
Byungjin Choi, Bongyoung Kim
Objectives: Schoolchildren in developing countries are at greater risk of intestinal parasitic infections. This study aimed to estimate the prevalence and assess the risk factors of intestinal parasite infection among schoolchildren in rural areas of Peru. Methods: A volunteer team from the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) conducted a campaign for parasite eradication called "Chao parasitos" at five schools in the peripheral highland regions of Huanuco in October 2013...
October 2017: Osong Public Health and Research Perspectives
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