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Sarah D Rominski, Jody Lori, Emmanuel Nakua, Veronica Dzomeku, Cheryl A Moyer
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 1, 2017: Health Policy and Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194411/antibiotic-resistance-of-campylobacter-recovered-from-faeces-and-carcasses-of-healthy-livestock
#2
Akosua B Karikari, Kwasi Obiri-Danso, Enoch H Frimpong, Karen A Krogfelt
Campylobacter is of major significance in food safety and human and veterinary medicine. This study highlighted resistance situation in the area of veterinary public health in Ghana. Using selective mCCDA agar, isolates were confirmed phenotypically on API CAMPY and genotypically by multiplex PCR of IpxA gene. The susceptibility profile of species to common and relevant antibiotics was determined by the Kirby-Bauer disk diffusion method. Cattle, sheep, goat, and pig faecal samples analysed, respectively, yielded 13...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194090/prevalence-and-characterization-of-salmonella-among-humans-in-ghana
#3
Linda Aurelia Andoh, Shabana Ahmed, John Elmerdahl Olsen, Kwasi Obiri-Danso, Mercy Jemima Newman, Japheth Awuletey Opintan, Lisa Barco, Anders Dalsgaard
BACKGROUND: Non-typhoidal Salmonella (NTS) is a public health problem worldwide and particularly in Africa with high disease burden. This study characterized Salmonella isolates from humans in Ghana to determine serovar distribution, phage types, and antimicrobial resistance. Further, the clonal relatedness among isolates was determined. METHODS: One hundred and thirty-seven Salmonella isolates (111 clinical and 26 public toilet) were characterized using standard serotyping, phage typing, and antimicrobial susceptibility testing methods...
2017: Tropical Medicine and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193398/incidence-of-invasive-salmonella-disease-in-sub-saharan-africa-a-multicentre-population-based-surveillance-study
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Florian Marks, Vera von Kalckreuth, Peter Aaby, Yaw Adu-Sarkodie, Muna Ahmed El Tayeb, Mohammad Ali, Abraham Aseffa, Stephen Baker, Holly M Biggs, Morten Bjerregaard-Andersen, Robert F Breiman, James I Campbell, Leonard Cosmas, John A Crump, Ligia Maria Cruz Espinoza, Jessica Fung Deerin, Denise Myriam Dekker, Barry S Fields, Nagla Gasmelseed, Julian T Hertz, Nguyen Van Minh Hoang, Justin Im, Anna Jaeger, Hyon Jin Jeon, Leon Parfait Kabore, Karen H Keddy, Frank Konings, Ralf Krumkamp, Benedikt Ley, Sandra Valborg Løfberg, Jürgen May, Christian G Meyer, Eric D Mintz, Joel M Montgomery, Aissatou Ahmet Niang, Chelsea Nichols, Beatrice Olack, Gi Deok Pak, Ursula Panzner, Jin Kyung Park, Se Eun Park, Henintsoa Rabezanahary, Raphaël Rakotozandrindrainy, Tiana Mirana Raminosoa, Tsiriniaina Jean Luco Razafindrabe, Emmanuel Sampo, Heidi Schütt-Gerowitt, Amy Gassama Sow, Nimako Sarpong, Hye Jin Seo, Arvinda Sooka, Abdramane Bassiahi Soura, Adama Tall, Mekonnen Teferi, Kamala Thriemer, Michelle R Warren, Biruk Yeshitela, John D Clemens, Thomas F Wierzba
BACKGROUND: Available incidence data for invasive salmonella disease in sub-Saharan Africa are scarce. Standardised, multicountry data are required to better understand the nature and burden of disease in Africa. We aimed to measure the adjusted incidence estimates of typhoid fever and invasive non-typhoidal salmonella (iNTS) disease in sub-Saharan Africa, and the antimicrobial susceptibility profiles of the causative agents. METHODS: We established a systematic, standardised surveillance of blood culture-based febrile illness in 13 African sentinel sites with previous reports of typhoid fever: Burkina Faso (two sites), Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Madagascar (two sites), Senegal, South Africa, Sudan, and Tanzania (two sites)...
March 2017: Lancet Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193299/otolaryngology-outreach-to-komfo-anokye-teaching-hospital-a-medical-and-educational-partnership
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B Waller, R Larsen-Reindorf, M Duah, J Opoku-Buabeng, B M Edwards, D Brown, J Moyer, M Prince, G J Basura
BACKGROUND: Medical and educational partnerships between high- and low-resourced countries provide opportunities to have a long-term meaningful impact on medical training and healthcare delivery. METHODS: An otolaryngology partnership between Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi, Ghana, and the University of Michigan Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery has been undertaken to enhance healthcare delivery at both institutions. RESULTS: A temporal bone dissection laboratory, with the equipment to perform dedicated otological surgery, and academic platforms for clinical and medical education and residency training have been established...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191318/structured-pharmaceutical-care-improves-the-health-related-quality-of-life-of-patients-with-asthma
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Philip O Anum, Berko P Anto, Audrey G Forson
BACKGROUND: Asthma as a chronic health condition can be controlled when in addition to clinical care, adequate education and support is provided to enhance self-management. Like many other chronic health conditions improved self-management positively impacts the health-related quality of life (HRQoL). It can therefore be said that a well-structured pharmaceutical care delivery that addresses the issues related to patient education and support towards self-management stands a good chance of positively impacting asthma control...
2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187629/review-of-the-genus-i-lanchnophorus-i-hemiptera-heteroptera-rhyparochromidae-with-description-of-three-new-species-and-other-nomenclatural-changes
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Petr Kment, Attilio Carapezza, Zdeněk Jindra, Előd Kondorosy
The generic name Lanchnophorus Reuter, 1887, deemed for a long time to be unavailable as incorrect original spelling of Lachnophorus (in fact Lachnophorus Distant, 1903 is an unjustified emendation of the former), is restored as a valid name of the genus. Lachnesthus Bergroth, 1915, syn. nov. (new name for the preoccupied Lachnophorus Distant, 1903) is considered junior synonym of Lanchnophorus. The following nomenclatural changes are proposed: Lanchnophorus flavus (Scudder, 1971) comb. nov. = Lachnesthus chinai Scudder, nomen nudum; Lanchnophorus guttulatus Reuter, 1887, comb...
January 25, 2017: Zootaxa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185414/severe-acute-malnutrition-in-children-aged-under-5%C3%A2-years-can-be-successfully-managed-in-a-non-emergency-routine-community-healthcare-setting-in-ghana
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Robert Akparibo, Janet Harris, Lindsay Blank, Mike J Campbell, Michelle Holdsworth
This study investigated the performance of community-based management of severe acute malnutrition (CMAM) within routine healthcare services in Ghana. This was a retrospective cohort study of n = 488 children (6-59 months) who had received CMAM. Data for recovery, default, and mortality rates were obtained from enrolment cards in 56 outpatient centres in Upper East region, Ghana. Satisfactory rates of recovery of 71.8% were reported. Children who were enrolled with higher mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC) ≥11...
February 10, 2017: Maternal & Child Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184227/using-ceres-maize-and-enso-as-decision-support-tools-to-evaluate-climate-sensitive-farm-management-practices-for-maize-production-in-the-northern-regions-of-ghana
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Dilys S MacCarthy, Samuel G K Adiku, Bright S Freduah, Francis Gbefo, Alpha Y Kamara
Maize (Zea mays) has traditionally been a major cereal staple in southern Ghana. Through breeding and other crop improvement efforts, the zone of cultivation of maize has now extended to the northern regions of Ghana which, hitherto, were the home to sorghum and millet as the major cereals. Maize yield in the northern Ghana is hampered by three major biophysical constraints, namely, poor soil fertility, low soil water storage capacity and climate variability. In this study we used the DSSAT crop model to assess integrated water and soil management strategies that combined the pre-season El-Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO)-based weather forecasting in selecting optimal planting time, at four locations in the northern regions of Ghana...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179370/comparing-women-s-contraceptive-preferences-with-their-choices-in-5-urban-family-planning-clinics-in-ghana
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Sarah D Rominski, Emmanuel Sk Morhe, Ernest Maya, Abukar Manu, Vanessa K Dalton
BACKGROUND: Concern about contraceptive side effects is a common reason reported by women for not using contraception or discontinuing use. We sought to characterize women's preferences related to method characteristics and side effects and to examine whether their adopted method was consistent with their stated preferences. METHODS: Between June 1, 2015, and August 31, 2015, we surveyed women attending 5 urban family planning clinics in Kumasi and Accra, Ghana, before and after their counseling sessions...
February 8, 2017: Global Health, Science and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178993/perspectives-of-urban-ghanaian-women-on-vasectomy
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Ofeibea Asare, Easmon Otupiri, Joana Apenkwa, Rose Odotei-Adjei
BACKGROUND: Advocacy for male involvement in family planning has been championed over the years after the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD). There are a few contraceptive methods for men, and vasectomy uptake has been identified as one of the indicators of male involvement in family planning. Vasectomy also known as male sterilization is a permanent form of contraception. It is a generally safe, quick, easy, effective surgical operation with rare complications to prevent release of sperm...
February 8, 2017: Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178935/pneumococcal-carriage-among-hiv-infected-children-in-accra-ghana
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Eric S Donkor, Jennifer A Annan, Ebenezer V Badoe, Nicholas T K D Dayie, Appiah-Korang Labi, Hans-Christian Slotved
BACKGROUND: Pneumococcal carriage is the precursor for development of pneumococcal disease, and is also responsible for transmission of the organism from person-to-person. In Africa, little is known about the pneumococcus in relation to people with HIV infection. The aim of the study was to investigate the epidemiology of pneumococcal carriage among HIV infected children visiting a tertiary hospital in Ghana, including the carriage prevalence, risk factors and serotype distribution. METHOD: This was a cross sectional study carried out from February to May, 2015 at the HIV Paediatric Clinic of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra, Ghana...
February 8, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174221/do-biomass-fuel-use-and-consumption-of-unsafe-water-mediate-educational-inequalities-in-stillbirth-risk-an-analysis-of-the-2007-ghana-maternal-health-survey
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A Kofi Amegah, Simo Näyhä, Jouni J K Jaakkola
BACKGROUND: Numerous studies have explored the association between educational inequalities and stillbirth but most have failed to elaborate how low educational attainment leads to an increased risk of stillbirth. We hypothesised that use of biomass fuels and consumption of unsafe water related to low educational attainment could explain the stillbirth burden in Ghana attributable to socioeconomic disadvantage. METHODS: Data from the 2007 Ghana Maternal Health Survey, a nationally representative population-based survey were analysed for this study...
February 7, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174219/inequality-trends-in-maternal-health-services-for-young-ghanaian-women-with-childbirth-history-between-2003-and-2014
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Benedict Oppong Asamoah, Anette Agardh
OBJECTIVE: To achieve universal coverage of reproductive healthcare and drastic reduction in maternal mortality, adequate attention and resources should be given to young women. This study therefore aimed to examine the inequality trends in the use of antenatal care (ANC) services and skilled birth attendance (SBA) within a subgroup of Ghanaian women aged 15-24 years between 2003 and 2014. DESIGN: This is a cross-sectional study that used data from the Ghana Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) 2003, 2008 and 2014...
February 7, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168052/dietary-diversity-is-not-associated-with-haematological-status-of-pregnant-women-resident-in-rural-areas-of-northern-ghana
#15
Mahama Saaka, Jeremiah Oladele, Asamoah Larbi, Irmgard Hoeschle-Zeledon
Background. Information regarding how dietary diversity is related to haematological status of the pregnant women in rural areas of Northern Ghana is limited. This study therefore evaluated maternal dietary intake and how it relates to the nutritional status of pregnant women belonging to different socioeconomic conditions in Northern Ghana. Methods. This study was cross-sectional in design involving 400 pregnant women. Midupper arm circumference (MUAC) and anaemia status were used to assess the nutritional status of pregnant women...
2017: Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166773/reducing-medical-claims-cost-to-ghana-s-national-health-insurance-scheme-a-cross-sectional-comparative-assessment-of-the-paper-and-electronic-based-claims-reviews
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Eric Nsiah-Boateng, Francis Asenso-Boadi, Lydia Dsane-Selby, Francis-Xavier Andoh-Adjei, Nathaniel Otoo, Patricia Akweongo, Moses Aikins
BACKGROUND: A robust medical claims review system is crucial for addressing fraud and abuse and ensuring financial viability of health insurance organisations. This paper assesses claims adjustment rate of the paper- and electronic-based claims reviews of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) in Ghana. METHODS: The study was a cross-sectional comparative assessment of paper- and electronic-based claims reviews of the NHIS. Medical claims of subscribers for the year, 2014 were requested from the claims directorate and analysed...
February 6, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162095/hepatitis-e-infection-among-ghanaians-a-systematic-review
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Richard Ofori-Asenso, Akosua Adom Agyeman
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection is considered to be of significant public health importance in many developing countries. In this review, we aim to summarise studies on HEV with the aim of providing a further understanding of the epidemiology of the disease in Ghana. METHODS: A systematic review was conducted by following the recommendations outlined in the PRISMA statement. Studies on HEV infection among Ghanaians were identified by searching for articles (published up until 4th August 2016) in the PubMed, ISI Web of Science, African Journals Online, Google Scholar and the WHO African Index Medicus databases...
February 6, 2017: Infectious Diseases of Poverty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159307/groundwater-arsenic-contamination-in-burkina-faso-west-africa-predicting-and-verifying-regions-at-risk
#18
Anja Bretzler, Franck Lalanne, Julien Nikiema, Joel Podgorski, Numa Pfenninger, Michael Berg, Mario Schirmer
Arsenic contamination in groundwater from crystalline basement rocks in West Africa has only been documented in isolated areas and presents a serious health threat in a region already facing multiple challenges related to water quality and scarcity. We present a comprehensive dataset of arsenic concentrations from drinking water wells in rural Burkina Faso (n=1498), of which 14.6% are above 10μg/L. Included in this dataset are 269 new samples from regions where no published water quality data existed. We used multivariate logistic regression with arsenic measurements as calibration data and maps of geology and mineral deposits as independent predictor variables to create arsenic prediction models at concentration thresholds of 5, 10 and 50μg/L...
February 1, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159129/attitudes-toward-abortion-among-students-at-the-university-of-cape-coast-ghana
#19
Sarah D Rominski, Eugene Darteh, Kwamena Sekyi Dickson, Michelle Munro-Kramer
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to describe the attitudes toward abortion of Ghanaian University students and to determine factors which are associated with supporting a woman's right to an abortion. METHODS: This cross-sectional survey was administered to residential students at the University of Cape Coast. Participants were posed a series of 26 statements to determine to what extent they were supportive of abortion as a woman's right. An exploratory factor analysis was used to create a scale with the pertinent factors that relate to abortion attitudes and a multivariable linear regression model explored the relationships among significant variables noted during exploratory factor analysis...
March 2017: Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare: Official Journal of the Swedish Association of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158845/meeting-and-missing-targets-the-public-health-dynamics-of-water-and-sanitation-in-ghana
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Paul Alagidede, Ann Nhawinei Alagidede
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2, 2016: Journal of Public Health
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