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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346440/geographical-distribution-of-soil-transmitted-helminths-and-the-effects-of-community-type-in-south-asia-and-south-east-asia-a-systematic-review
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Zachary A Silver, Saravanakumar P Kaliappan, Prasanna Samuel, Srinivasan Venugopal, Gagandeep Kang, Rajiv Sarkar, Sitara S R Ajjampur
BACKGROUND: Soil-transmitted helminth (STH) infections are among the most prevalent neglected tropical diseases (NTD) worldwide. Since the publication of the WHO road map to combat NTD in 2012, there has been a renewed commitment to control STH. In this study, we analysed the geographical distribution and effect of community type on prevalence of hookworm, Trichuris and Ascaris in south Asia and south east Asia. METHODOLOGY: We conducted a systematic review of open-access literature published in PubMed Central and the Global Atlas of Helminth Infection...
January 2018: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346384/histoplasmosis-in-africa-an-emerging-or-a-neglected-disease
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REVIEW
Rita O Oladele, Olusola O Ayanlowo, Malcolm D Richardson, David W Denning
Histoplasmosis in Africa has markedly increased since the advent of the HIV/AIDS epidemic but is under-recognised. Pulmonary histoplasmosis may be misdiagnosed as tuberculosis (TB). In the last six decades (1952-2017), 470 cases of histoplasmosis have been reported. HIV-infected patients accounted for 38% (178) of the cases. West Africa had the highest number of recorded cases with 179; the majority (162 cases) were caused by Histoplasma capsulatum var. dubuosii (Hcd). From the Southern African region, 150 cases have been reported, and the majority (119) were caused by H...
January 2018: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346371/identification-of-novel-leishmanicidal-molecules-by-virtual-and-biochemical-screenings-targeting-leishmania-eukaryotic-initiation-factor-4a
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Emna Harigua-Souiai, Yosser Zina Abdelkrim, Imen Bassoumi-Jamoussi, Ons Zakraoui, Guillaume Bouvier, Khadija Essafi-Benkhadir, Josette Banroques, Nathan Desdouits, Hélène Munier-Lehmann, Mourad Barhoumi, N Kyle Tanner, Michael Nilges, Arnaud Blondel, Ikram Guizani
Leishmaniases are neglected parasitic diseases in spite of the major burden they inflict on public health. The identification of novel drugs and targets constitutes a research priority. For that purpose we used Leishmania infantum initiation factor 4A (LieIF), an essential translation initiation factor that belongs to the DEAD-box proteins family, as a potential drug target. We modeled its structure and identified two potential binding sites. A virtual screening of a diverse chemical library was performed for both sites...
January 18, 2018: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346369/the-rise-of-neglected-tropical-diseases-in-the-new-texas
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REVIEW
Peter J Hotez
Within the last five years, the State of Texas has experienced either transmission or outbreaks of Ebola, chikungunya, West Nile, and Zika virus infections. Autochthonous transmission of neglected parasitic and bacterial diseases has also become increasingly reported. The rise of such emerging and neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) has not occurred by accident but instead reflects rapidly evolving changes and shifts in a "new" Texas beset by modern and globalizing forces that include rapid expansions in population together with urbanization and human migrations, altered transportation patterns, climate change, steeply declining vaccination rates, and a new paradigm of poverty known as "blue marble health...
January 2018: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346069/the-prevalence-and-influencing-factors-for-child-neglect-in-a-rural-area-of-anhui-province-a-2-year-follow-up-study
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F Zhao, L Bi, M-C Chen, Y-L Wu, Y-H Sun
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of the current study was to identify the change of prevalence and influencing factors for child neglect in a rural area of Anhui province through the 2-year follow-up study. STUDY DESIGN: Longitudinal study with 2-year follow-up. METHODS: Analyses were based on data from a longitudinal study, performed in five elementary schools and three secondary schools in Changfeng County. A total of 816 children aged between 7 and 16 years completed the three assessments during the period of 2009-2011...
January 12, 2018: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346067/the-association-between-child-maltreatment-and-adult-poverty-a-systematic-review-of-longitudinal-research
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Lisa Bunting, Gavin Davidson, Claire McCartan, Jennifer Hanratty, Paul Bywaters, Will Mason, Nicole Steils
Child maltreatment is a global problem affecting millions of children and is associated with an array of cumulative negative outcomes later in life, including unemployment and financial difficulties. Although establishing child maltreatment as a causal mechanism for adult economic outcomes is fraught with difficulty, understanding the relationship between the two is essential to reducing such inequality. This paper presents findings from a systematic review of longitudinal research examining experiences of child maltreatment and economic outcomes in adulthood...
January 12, 2018: Child Abuse & Neglect
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345873/patient-education-in-psychopharmacology-and-the-risk-of-nocebo-related-treatment-inefficacy-and-harm
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Chittaranjan Andrade
Many studies have shown that educating patients about the potential adverse effects of a drug can increase the chances that those adverse effects will be experienced. Studies have further shown that how such information is communicated can also impact this nocebo risk. Additionally, information provided through patient education can influence treatment efficacy, perhaps by moderating the placebo response. There is therefore a need to optimize the manner in which patients are educated about their medications so that placebo-related benefits are enhanced and nocebo-related harm is minimized...
November 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345714/from-discrete-to-continuous-description-of-spherical-surface-charge-distributions
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Anže Lošdorfer Božič
The importance of electrostatic interactions in soft matter and biological systems can often be traced to non-uniform charge effects, which are commonly described using a multipole expansion of the corresponding charge distribution. The standard approach when extracting the charge distribution of a given system is to treat the constituent charges as points. This can, however, lead to an overestimation of multipole moments of high order, such as dipole, quadrupole, and higher moments. Focusing on distributions of charges located on a spherical surface - characteristic of numerous biological macromolecules, such as globular proteins and viral capsids, as well as of inverse patchy colloids - we develop a novel way of representing spherical surface charge distributions based on the von Mises-Fisher distribution...
January 18, 2018: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345582/is-the-impact-of-starvation-on-the-gut-microbiota-specific-or-unspecific-to-anorexia-nervosa-a-narrative-review-based-on-a-systematic-literature-search
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Isabelle Mack, John Penders, Jessica Cook, Jaslyn Dugmore, Nazar Mazurak, Paul Enck
BACKGROUND: The role of the gut microbiota in Anorexia nervosa (AN) has long been neglected by researchers, although the former is known to play an important role in health, disease and weight regulation. Overweight and underweight due to natural states of starvation and refeeding are normal in many vertebrates in their ecological niches. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this review was to compare the similarities and differences between the gut microbiota in eating disorders with conditions of fasting and refeeding in other vertebrates...
January 17, 2018: Current Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344470/aphasic-status-epilepticus-associated-with-uremia
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Min-Surk Kye, Jung-Ju Lee, Byung-Kun Kim, Ohyun Kwon, Jong Moo Park, Kyusik Kang, Woong-Woo Lee
Aphasic status epilepticus (ASE) is a rare disorder characterized by recurrent aphasia without impairment of other cognitive functions. A 76-year-old woman with chronic kidney disease developed ASE after neglecting peritoneal dialysis. Magnetic resonance imaging failed to demonstrate an appropriate lesion. Electroencephalography demonstrated ictal discharges in the left frontotemporal leads. ASE disappeared after intravenous valproic acid and correction of uremia. This is the first case report of ASE in a patient with acute aggravation of uremia...
December 2017: Journal of Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344084/the-strengths-and-difficulties-questionnaire-sdq-in-africa-a-scoping-review-of-its-application-and-validation
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REVIEW
Nikhat Hoosen, Eugene Lee Davids, Petrus J de Vries, Maylene Shung-King
Background: Child and adolescent mental health in Africa remains largely neglected. Quick and cost-effective ways for early detection may aid early intervention. The Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) is globally used to screen for mental health problems, but little is known about its use in Africa. We set out to perform a scoping review to examine existing studies that have used the SDQ in Africa. Methods: A comprehensive scoping review methodology was used to identify all peer-reviewed studies ever published that have used the SDQ in Africa...
2018: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344068/clinical-versus-evidence-based-rehabilitation-options-for-post-stroke-visual-impairment
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REVIEW
K L Hanna, F J Rowe
The aim of this study was to identify which treatments for post-stroke visual impairment have a supportive evidence base, and which are being used in practice without supportive evidence. A systematic review of the literature reporting on the available treatment options was compared against the visual treatments used in the Vision In Stroke (VIS) study. Treatments were identified for visual field, visual neglect, visual perception and ocular motility disorders. Visual scanning therapies for hemianopia and neglect have an established evidence base...
December 2017: Neuro-ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343777/the-hidden-cost-of-using-low-resolution-concentration-data-in-the-estimation-of-nh3-dry-deposition-fluxes
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Frederik Schrader, Martijn Schaap, Undine Zöll, Richard Kranenburg, Christian Brümmer
Long-term monitoring stations for atmospheric pollutants are often equipped with low-resolution concentration samplers. In this study, we analyse the errors associated with using monthly average ammonia concentrations as input variables for bidirectional biosphere-atmosphere exchange models, which are commonly used to estimate dry deposition fluxes. Previous studies often failed to account for a potential correlation between ammonia exchange velocities and ambient concentrations. We formally derive the exact magnitude of these errors from statistical considerations and propose a correction scheme based on parallel measurements using high-frequency analysers...
January 17, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343681/oral-health-in-china-from-vision-to-action
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REVIEW
Xuedong Zhou, Xin Xu, Jiyao Li, Deyu Hu, Tao Hu, Wei Yin, Yujiang Fan, Xingdong Zhang
Chinese president Xi Jinping made clear at the National Health and Wellness Conference that health is the prerequisite for people's all-around development and a precondition for the sustainable development of China. Oral health is an indispensable component of overall health in humans. However, the long neglect of oral health in overall health agendas has made oral diseases an increasing concern. With this perspective, we described the global challenges of oral diseases, with an emphasis on the challenges faced by China...
January 17, 2018: International Journal of Oral Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343539/buruli-ulcer-review-of-a-neglected-skin-mycobacterial-disease
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Jeannette Guarner
Buruli ulcer is caused by Mycobacterium ulcerans This neglected disease occurs in scattered foci around the world with higher concentration of cases in West Africa. The mycobacteria produce mycolactones that cause tissue necrosis. The disease presents as a painless skin nodule that ulcerates as necrosis expands. Finding acid fast bacilli in smears or histopathology, culturing the mycobacteria, and performing M. ulcerans PCR in presumptive cases confirms the diagnosis. Medical treatment with oral rifampicin and intramuscular streptomycin or oral treatment with rifampicin plus clarithromycin for 8 weeks is supported by the World Health Organization...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343494/uncovering-genomic-regions-associated-with-trypanosoma-infections-in-wild-populations-of-the-tsetse-fly-glossina-fuscipes
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Andrea Gloria-Soria, W Augustine Dunn, Xiaoqing Yu, Aurélien Vigneron, Kuang-Yao Lee, Mo Li, Brian L Weiss, Hongyu Zhao, Serap Aksoy, Adalgisa Caccone
Vector-borne diseases are responsible for more than one million deaths every year but genomic resources for most species responsible for their transmission are limited. This is true for neglected diseases such as sleeping sickness (Human African Trypanosomiasis), a disease caused by Trypanosoma parasites vectored by several species of tseste flies within the genus Glossina We describe an integrative approach that identifies statistical associations between trypanosome infection status of Glossina fuscipes fuscipes (Gff) flies from Uganda, for which functional studies are complicated because the species cannot be easily maintained in laboratory colonies, and ~73,000 polymorphic sites distributed across the genome...
January 17, 2018: G3: Genes—Genomes—Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342945/hyperspectral-features-of-oil-polluted-sea-ice-and-the-response-to-the-contamination-area-fraction
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Bingxin Liu, Ying Li, Chengyu Liu, Feng Xie, Jan-Peter Muller
Researchers have studied oil spills in open waters using remote sensors, but few have focused on extracting reflectance features of oil pollution on sea ice. An experiment was conducted on natural sea ice in Bohai Bay, China, to obtain the spectral reflectance of oil-contaminated sea ice. The spectral absorption index (SAI), spectral peak height (SPH), and wavelet detail coefficient (DWT d5) were calculated using stepwise multiple linear regression. The reflectances of some false targets were measured and analysed...
January 15, 2018: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342861/rational-management-of-iron-deficiency-anaemia-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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REVIEW
Ole Haagen Nielsen, Christoffer Soendergaard, Malene Elbaek Vikner, Günter Weiss
Anaemia is the most frequent, though often neglected, comorbidity of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Here we want to briefly present (1) the burden of anaemia in IBD, (2) its pathophysiology, which mostly arises from bleeding-associated iron deficiency, followed by (3) diagnostic evaluation of anaemia, (4) a balanced overview of the different modes of iron replacement therapy, (5) evidence for their therapeutic efficacy and subsequently, (6) an updated recommendation for the practical management of anaemia in IBD...
January 13, 2018: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342389/a-neglected-epidemic
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EDITORIAL
Barry R Bloom
Imagine a global epidemic with more than 10 million new cases and 1.7 million deaths in a single year, far greater than the 28,600 cases and 11,315 deaths that were caused by Ebola virus disease in West Africa in 2014 and 2015. In addition, this imagined epidemic affects every country and kills..
January 18, 2018: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341630/terahertz-sum-frequency-excitation-of-a-raman-active-phonon
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Sebastian Maehrlein, Alexander Paarmann, Martin Wolf, Tobias Kampfrath
In stimulated Raman scattering, two incident optical waves induce a force oscillating at the difference of the two light frequencies. This process has enabled important applications such as the excitation and coherent control of phonons and magnons by femtosecond laser pulses. Here, we experimentally and theoretically demonstrate the so far neglected up-conversion counterpart of this process: THz sum-frequency excitation of a Raman-active phonon mode, which is tantamount to two-photon absorption by an optical transition between two adjacent vibrational levels...
September 22, 2017: Physical Review Letters
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