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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728174/a-global-view-on-output-and-outcomes-of-cataract-surgery-with-national-indices-of-socioeconomic-development
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Wei Wang, William Yan, Andreas Müller, Mingguang He
Purpose: Cataract blindness accounts for a substantial proportion of blindness worldwide. Understanding the correlations between national levels of socioeconomic development with the quantity and quality of cataract surgery may provide insight for the prioritization and resource allocation for blindness prevention programs. Methods: The relationships between human development index (HDI), gross domestic product (GDP) per capita, and cataract surgical coverage (CSC) and visual outcome of cataract surgery were examined in a multinational study utilizing secondary data from the repository for Rapid Assessment of Avoidable Blindness (RAAB), World Health Organization, Global Burden of Disease, United Nations, and the World Bank...
July 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728067/an-optimized-hplc-uv-method-for-quantitatively-determining-sesquiterpenes-in-nardostachyos-radix-et-rhizoma
#2
Vu Ngoc Han Le, Trong Quan Khong, Min Kyun Na, Kyung Tae Kim, Jong Seong Kang
Nardostachyos Radix et Rhizoma (NR), the root and rhizome from either Nardostachys jatamansi Batal or Nardostachys jatamansi DC, is known to have biological functions including neuro-protective and anti-pancreatitis activity. The main bioactive compounds within NR are all classified as sesquiterpenes, and include desoxo-narchinol A, nardosinonediol, and nardosinone. Although NR is a valuable herb that is widely used in many Asian countries, robust quality control protocols for NR are still in question, especially those that can analyze the three main active compounds...
July 8, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727993/how-do-nurse-practitioners-work-in-primary-health-care-settings-a-scoping-review
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REVIEW
Julian Grant, Lauren Lines, Philip Darbyshire, Yvonne Parry
OBJECTIVES: This scoping review explores the work of nurse practitioners in primary health care settings in developed countries and critiques their contribution to improved health outcomes. DESIGN: A scoping review design was employed and included development of a research question, identification of potentially relevant studies, selection of relevant studies, charting data, collating, summarising and reporting findings. An additional step was added to evaluate the methodological rigor of each study...
June 28, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727757/development-of-organic-fertilizers-from-food-market-waste-and-urban-gardening-by-composting-in-ecuador
#4
J Jara-Samaniego, M D Pérez-Murcia, M A Bustamante, C Paredes, A Pérez-Espinosa, I Gavilanes-Terán, M López, F C Marhuenda-Egea, H Brito, R Moral
Currently, the management of urban waste streams in developing countries is not optimized yet, and in many cases these wastes are disposed untreated in open dumps. This fact causes serious environmental and health problems due to the presence of contaminants and pathogens. Frequently, the use of specific low-cost strategies reduces the total amount of wastes. These strategies are mainly associated to the identification, separate collection and composting of specific organic waste streams, such as vegetable and fruit refuses from food markets and urban gardening activities...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727695/where-to-from-here-posthumous-healthcare-data-digital-e-lectronic-mortality-and-new-zealand-s-healthcare-future
#5
Katie Hoeksema, Richman Wee, Alastair Macdonald, Parry Guilford, Jesse Wall, Jon Cornwall
Ongoing improvements in digital data acquisition and storage has led to the phenomenon of e(lectronic)-mortality, where digital data can now exist for a potentially infinite period. Globally, many countries are facilitating the acquisition and researcher-led access to large-scale, population-based digitised healthcare data sets. Their utilisation has led to numerous positive advances in healthcare. New Zealand's medical record system is becoming increasingly digitised, and as a consequence there will be an ever-increasing resource of posthumous healthcare data stored digitally, including genomic information...
July 21, 2017: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727678/progress-toward-measles-elimination-bangladesh-2000-2016
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Sudhir Khanal, Rajendra Bohara, Stephen Chacko, Mohammad Sharifuzzaman, Mohammad Shamsuzzaman, James L Goodson, Alya Dabbagh, Katrina Kretsinger, Deepak Dhongde, Jayantha Liyanage, Sunil Bahl, Arun Thapa
In 2013, at the 66th session of the Regional Committee of the World Health Organization (WHO) South-East Asia Region (SEAR), a regional goal was established to eliminate measles and control rubella and congenital rubella syndrome* by 2020 (1). WHO-recommended measles elimination strategies in SEAR countries include 1) achieving and maintaining ≥95% coverage with 2 doses of measles-containing vaccine (MCV) in every district, delivered through the routine immunization program or through supplementary immunization activities (SIAs)(†); 2) developing and sustaining a sensitive and timely measles case-based surveillance system that meets targets for recommended performance indicators; and 3) developing and maintaining an accredited measles laboratory network (2)...
July 21, 2017: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727481/leucocyte-and-platelet-rich-fibrin-l-prf-as-a-regenerative-medicine-strategy-for-the-treatment-of-refractory-leg-ulcers-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Nelson R Pinto, Matias Ubilla, Yelka Zamora, Verónica Del Rio, David M Dohan Ehrenfest, Marc Quirynen
Chronic wounds (VLU: venous leg ulcer, DFU: diabetic foot ulcer, PU: pressure ulcer, or complex wounds) affect a significant proportion of the population. Despite appropriate standard wound care, such ulcers unfortunately may remain open for months or even years. The use of leukocyte- and platelet-rich fibrin (L-PRF) to cure skin ulcers is a simple and inexpensive method, widely used in some countries but unknown or neglected in most others. This auto-controlled prospective cohort study explored and quantified accurately for the first time the adjunctive benefits of topical applications of L-PRF in the management of such refractory ulcers in a diverse group of patients...
July 20, 2017: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727222/spatiotemporal-pattern-of-gross-primary-productivity-and-its-covariation-with-climate-in-china-over-the-last-thirty-years
#8
Yitong Yao, Xuhui Wang, Yue Li, Tao Wang, Miaogen Shen, Mingyuan Du, Honglin He, Yingnian Li, Weijun Luo, Mingguo Ma, Yaoming Ma, Yanhong Tang, Huimin Wang, Xianzhou Zhang, Yiping Zhang, Liang Zhao, Guangsheng Zhou, Shilong Piao
The uncertainties of China's GPP estimates by global data-oriented products and ecosystem models justify a development of high-resolution data-oriented GPP dataset over China. We applied a machine learning algorithm developing a new GPP dataset for China with 0.1° spatial resolution and monthly temporal frequency based on eddy flux measurements from 40 sites in China and surrounding countries, most of which have not been explored in previous global GPP datasets. According to our estimates, mean annual GPP over China is 6...
July 20, 2017: Global Change Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727206/the-mother-offspring-dyad-microbial-transmission-immune-interactions-and-allergy-development
#9
REVIEW
Maria C Jenmalm
The increasing prevalence of allergy in affluent countries may be caused by reduced intensity and diversity of microbial stimulation, resulting in abnormal postnatal immune maturation. Most studies investigating the underlying immunomodulatory mechanisms have focused on postnatal microbial exposure, for example demonstrating that the gut microbiota differs in composition and diversity during the first months of life in children who later do or do not develop allergic disease. However, it is also becoming increasingly evident that the maternal microbial environment during pregnancy is important in childhood immune programming, and the first microbial encounters may occur already in utero...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727134/biological-markers-with-potential-clinical-value-in-endometrial-cancer-review-of-the-literature
#10
Nadia Taoussi, Ali Alghamdi, Konrad Futyma, Tomasz Rechberger
Endometrial carcinoma (EC) is the most common malignancy of the female genital tract encountered in western countries, making it the fourth most common cancer in women. The incidence of uterine cancer is on the rise throughout the developed world where diagnosis is increasingly observed among younger patients. With regard to this, attention has been focused on conducting more studies to achieve a better understanding of the molecular genetics related to endometrial carcinogenesis. Over the years, EC has been classified into two broad histopathological subtypes based on the mechanism of development, and we can therefore observe specific biomarkers related to the respective subtype...
2017: Ginekologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726979/chronic-disease-registries-trends-and-challenges
#11
Joachim Schüz, Michael Fored
BACKGROUND: This accompanying editorial is an introduction to the focus theme of "chronic disease registries - trends and challenges". METHODS: A call for papers was announced on the website of Methods of Information in Medicine in April 2016 with submission deadline in September 2016. A peer review process was established to select the papers for the focus theme, managed by two guest editors. RESULTS: Three papers were selected to be included in the focus theme...
July 19, 2017: Methods of Information in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726914/3d-printed-smartphone-based-point-of-care-tool-for-fluorescence-and-magnetophoresis-based-cytometry
#12
Stephanie Knowlton, Ashwini Joshi, Philip Syrrist, Ahmet F Coskun, Savas Tasoglu
In developing countries, there are often limited resources available to provide important medical diagnostics, which severely limits our ability to diagnose conditions and administer proper treatment, leading to high mortality rates for treatable conditions. Here, we propose a multiplex tool capable of density-based cell sorting via magnetic focusing in parallel with fluorescence imaging to provide highly specific clinical assays. While many cell sorting techniques and fluorescence microscopes generally are costly and require extensive user training, limiting accessibility and usability in developing countries, this device is compact, low-cost, and portable...
July 20, 2017: Lab on a Chip
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726659/factors-affecting-survival-of-women-diagnosed-with-breast-cancer-in-georgia
#13
N Vashakidze, N Mebonia, M Kereselidze, S Zhizhilashvili
Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in women worldwide with nearly 2.4 million new cases diagnosed in 2015, In Georgia survival from breast cancer is lower than in many developing countries. The goal of the study was to identify predictors for low survival of disease in the country. Data from population-based cancer registry was used in order to estimate 1-year and 5-years relative survival rates for breast cancer. To identify predictors for low survival time, was performed bivariate analysis...
June 2017: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726613/human-metapneumovirus-and-other-respiratory-viral-infections-during-pregnancy-and-birth-nepal
#14
Jennifer L Lenahan, Janet A Englund, Joanne Katz, Jane Kuypers, Anna Wald, Amalia Magaret, James M Tielsch, Subarna K Khatry, Stephen C LeClerq, Laxman Shrestha, Mark C Steinhoff, Helen Y Chu
Human metapneumovirus (HMPV) is a respiratory virus that can cause severe lower respiratory tract disease and even death, primarily in young children. The incidence and characteristics of HMPV have not been well described in pregnant women. As part of a trial of maternal influenza immunization in rural southern Nepal, we conducted prospective, longitudinal, home-based active surveillance for febrile respiratory illness during pregnancy through 6 months postpartum. During 2011-2014, HMPV was detected in 55 of 3,693 women (16...
August 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726517/robot-assisted-tumor-resection-devices
#15
Yutaka Saito, Kazuki Sumiyama, Philip Wai Yan
In Japan, colorectal endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) is being conducted safely and effectively as shown by the increased number of the cases, however, it is still regarded as a complicated and challenging procedure. Therefore, piecemeal endoscopic mucosal resection (p-EMR) is still regarded as an appropriate treatment, rather than ESD for large colorectal tumors, especially in Western countries. Areas covered: There are several factors that are responsible for colorectal ESD difficulty. Firstly, there is no adequate traction or counter-traction in colorectal ESD...
July 20, 2017: Expert Review of Medical Devices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726493/chemical-profile-and-antihyperlipidemic-effect-of-portulaca-oleracea-l-seeds-in-streptozotocin-induced-diabetic-rats
#16
Jilan A Nazeam, Hala M El-Hefnawy, Gamal Omran, Abdel-Naser Singab
Hypolipidemic effect of Portulaca oleracea L. seed extract and its fractions have been studied on streptozotocin (STZ) at dose 75 mg/kg b.wt. After fractionation of the alcoholic extract; petroleum ether fraction was the most active fraction that decreased different hyperlipidemia biochemical parameters. After chromatographic analysis; oleamide, ethylpalmitate, β-amyrin, stigmasterol and β-sitosterol were identified. The GLC analysis of unsaponifiable matter revealed the presence of; lignoceric acid as a major constituent in the most bioactive fraction...
July 20, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726026/euthanasia-global-scenario-and-its-status-in-india
#17
REVIEW
Raghvendra Singh Shekhawat, Tanuj Kanchan, Puneet Setia, Alok Atreya, Kewal Krishan
The legal and moral validity of euthanasia has been questioned in different situations. In India, the status of euthanasia is no different. It was the Aruna Ramachandra Shanbaug case that got significant public attention and led the Supreme Court of India to initiate detailed deliberations on the long ignored issue of euthanasia. Realising the importance of this issue and considering the ongoing and pending litigation before the different courts in this regard, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India issued a public notice on May 2016 that invited opinions from the citizens and the concerned stakeholders on the proposed draft bill entitled The Medical Treatment of Terminally Ill Patients (Protection of Patients and Medical Practitioners) Bill...
July 19, 2017: Science and Engineering Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725928/structural-modification-of-cuminaldehyde-thiosemicarbazone-increases-inhibition-specificity-toward-aflatoxin-biosynthesis-and-sclerotia-development-in-aspergillus-flavus
#18
Francesca Degola, Franco Bisceglie, Marianna Pioli, Sabrina Palmano, Lisa Elviri, Giorgio Pelosi, Tiziana Lodi, Francesco Maria Restivo
Aspergillus flavus is an opportunistic mold that represents a serious threat for human and animal health due to its ability to synthesize and release, on food and feed commodities, different toxic secondary metabolites. Among them, aflatoxin B1 is one of the most dangerous since it is provided with a strong cancerogenic and mutagenic activity. Controlling fungal contamination on the different crops that may host A. flavus is considered a priority by sanitary authorities of an increasing number of countries due also to the fact that, owing to global temperature increase, the geographic areas that are expected to be prone to experience sudden A...
July 19, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725909/skeletal-fluorosis-due-to-fluorocarbon-inhalation-from-an-air-dust-cleaner
#19
Katherine Peicher, Naim M Maalouf
Skeletal fluorosis (SF) is an osteosclerotic metabolic bone disorder caused by excessive ingestion or inhalation of fluoride. SF is extremely rare in developed countries. We report a case of SF due to inhalational abuse from a fluoride-containing air dust cleaner. A 33-year-old man with no past medical history presented with progressively worsening low back pain for 2 years. Physical examination was notable for loss of lumbar lordosis and tenderness over the lumbar spine. Radiographs were notable for uniform generalized osteosclerosis in the long bones, entire spine, rib cage, and pelvic bones, and loss of the normal lumbar curvature...
July 20, 2017: Calcified Tissue International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725676/challenges-to-cervical-cancer-treatment-in-bangladesh-the-development-of-a-women-s-cancer-ward-at-dhaka-medical-college-hospital
#20
REVIEW
N Haque, A F M K Uddin, B R Dey, F Islam, A Goodman
Cervical cancer is the second most common cause of female cancer mortality worldwide. Concurrent chemoradiotherapy represents the standard of care for patients with stages IB2 to IVa cervical cancer. Unfortunately radiation therapy capacity is severely limited to non-existent in many Low and Middle-Income Countries. One solution has been to use chemotherapy to reduce tumor size to allow for radical surgery or in the case of inoperable cancers, as a placeholder until radiation is available. In Bangladesh, there has been the progressive development of resources for the treatment of women with gynecologic cancers...
August 2017: Gynecologic Oncology Reports
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