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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727526/zika-and-reproductive-rights-in-brazil-challenge-to-the-right-to-health
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Pablo K Valente
The Zika virus epidemic rapidly spread across Brazil and Latin America, gaining international attention because of the causal relationship between Zika and birth defects. The high number of cases in Brazil has been attributed to a failure of the state to contain the epidemic and protect the affected people, especially women. Therefore, the public health crisis created by Zika exposed a stark conflict between Brazil's constitutional right to health and the long-standing violation of reproductive rights in the country...
July 20, 2017: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727120/economic-selection-indexes-for-hereford-and-braford-cattle-raised-in-southern-brazil
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R F Costa, B B M Teixeira, M J Yokoo, F F Cardoso
Economic selection indexes (EI) are considered the best way to select the most profitable animals for specific production systems. Nevertheless, in Brazil, few genetic evaluation programs deliver such indexes to their breeders. The aims of this study were to determine the breeding goals (BG) and economic values (EV, in US$) for typical beef cattle production systems in southern Brazil, to propose EI aimed to maximize profitability, and to compare the proposed EI with the currently used empirical index. Bioeconomic models were developed to characterize 3 typical production systems, identifying traits of economic impact and their respective EV...
July 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719336/infant-nutritional-status-feeding-practices-enteropathogen-exposure-socioeconomic-status-and-illness-are-associated-with-gut-barrier-function-as-assessed-by-the-lactulose-mannitol-test-in-the-mal-ed-birth-cohort
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Gwenyth O Lee, Benjamin J J McCormick, Jessica C Seidman, Margaret N Kosek, Rashidul Haque, Maribel Paredes Olortegui, Aldo A M Lima, Zulfiqar A Bhutta, Gagandeep Kang, Amidou Samie, Caroline Amour, Carl J Mason, Tahmeed Ahmed, Pablo Peñataro Yori, Domingos B Oliveira, Didar Alam, Sudhir Babji, Pascal Bessong, Estomih Mduma, Sanjaya K Shrestha, Ramya Ambikapathi, Dennis R Lang, Michael Gottlieb, Richard L Guerrant, Laura E Caulfield, For The Mal-Ed Network Investigators
The lactulose mannitol (LM) dual sugar permeability test is the most commonly used test of environmental enteropathy in developing countries. However, there is a large but conflicting literature on its association with enteric infection and host nutritional status. We conducted a longitudinal cohort using a single field protocol and comparable laboratory procedures to examine intestinal permeability in multiple, geographically diverse pediatric populations. Using a previously published systematic review to guide the selection of factors potentially associated with LM test results, we examined the relationships between these factors and mucosal breach, represented by percent lactulose excretion; absorptive area, represented by percent mannitol excretion; and gut barrier function, represented by the L/M ratio...
July 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716913/antibody-based-assay-discriminates-zika-virus-infection-from-other-flaviviruses
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Angel Balmaseda, Karin Stettler, Raquel Medialdea-Carrera, Damaris Collado, Xia Jin, José Victor Zambrana, Stefano Jaconi, Elisabetta Cameroni, Saira Saborio, Francesca Rovida, Elena Percivalle, Samreen Ijaz, Steve Dicks, Ines Ushiro-Lumb, Luisa Barzon, Patricia Siqueira, David W G Brown, Fausto Baldanti, Richard Tedder, Maria Zambon, A M Bispo de Filippis, Eva Harris, Davide Corti
Zika virus (ZIKV) is a mosquito-borne flavivirus that emerged recently as a global health threat, causing a pandemic in the Americas. ZIKV infection mostly causes mild disease, but is linked to devastating congenital birth defects and Guillain-Barré syndrome in adults. The high level of cross-reactivity among flaviviruses and their cocirculation has complicated serological approaches to differentially detect ZIKV and dengue virus (DENV) infections, accentuating the urgent need for a specific and sensitive serological test...
July 17, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715527/screening-criteria-for-ophthalmic-manifestations-of-congenital-zika-virus-infection
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Andrea A Zin, Irena Tsui, Julia Rossetto, Zilton Vasconcelos, Kristina Adachi, Stephanie Valderramos, Umme-Aiman Halai, Marcos Vinicius da Silva Pone, Sheila Moura Pone, Joel Carlos Barros Silveira Filho, Mitsue S Aibe, Ana Carolina C da Costa, Olivia A Zin, Rubens Belfort, Patricia Brasil, Karin Nielsen-Saines, Maria Elisabeth Lopes Moreira
Importance: Current guidelines recommend screening eye examinations for infants with microcephaly or laboratory-confirmed Zika virus infection but not for all infants potentially exposed to Zika virus in utero. Objective: To evaluate eye findings in a cohort of infants whose mothers had polymerase chain reaction-confirmed Zika virus infection during pregnancy. Design, Setting, and Participants: In this descriptive case series performed from January 2 through October 30, 2016, infants were examined from birth to 1 year of age by a multidisciplinary medical team, including a pediatric ophthalmologist, from Fernandes Figueira Institute, a Ministry of Health referral center for high-risk pregnancies and infectious diseases in children in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil...
July 17, 2017: JAMA Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700118/factors-associated-with-attrition-rate-in-a-supportive-care-service-for-substance-using-pregnant-women-in-brazil
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Rosa Marina Avilla, Juliana Surjan, Maria de Fátima Ratto Padin, Martha Canfield, Ronaldo Ramos Laranjeira, SandroSendin Mitsuhiro
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Retaining substance using women in antenatal care remains a major challenge. This study explored factors associated with attrition rate among women with substance use problems attending a supportive care service during pregnancy and soon after the birth of the infant. METHODS: Records of 166 women's antenatal consultations were analyzed. RESULTS: Attrition rate was high (75/166, 45.2%), and was associated with women having no schooling/primary schooling only, no family contact, having child(ren), crack-cocaine use, poly drug use, and substance use problems by the expected child's father...
July 12, 2017: American Journal on Addictions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699095/maternal-education-gradients-in-infant-health-in-four-south-american-countries
#7
George L Wehby, Jorge S López-Camelo
Objective We investigate gradients (i.e. differences) in infant health outcomes by maternal education in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Venezuela and explore channels related to father's education, household labor outcomes, and maternal health, fertility, and use of prenatal services and technology. Methods We employ secondary interview and birth record data similarly collected across a network of birth hospitals from the early 1980s through 2011 within the Latin American Collaborative Study of Congenital Anomalies (ECLAMC)...
July 11, 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693499/conditions-of-gestation-childbirth-and-childhood-associated-with-c-peptide-in-young-adults-in-the-1982-birth-cohort-in-pelotas-rs-brazil
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Romildo Luiz Monteiro Andrade, Denise Petrucci Gigante, Isabel Oliveira de Oliveira, Bernardo Lessa Horta
BACKGROUND: The connecting peptide in insulin has been associated with cardiovascular risk and overall mortality in the adult population. However, its early determinants are unknown. Assess the association of exposures during pregnancy, delivery, and childhood with C-peptide among 22-23 years old individuals prospectively followed since birth, in a southern Brazilian city. METHODS: In 1982, all hospital births in the city were identified and those livebirths whose families lived in the urban area were evaluated (n = 5914)...
July 11, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666842/risk-factors-for-neospora-caninum-infection-in-dairy-cattle-and-their-possible-cause-effect-relation-for-disease
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Juscivete F Fávero, Aleksandro S Da Silva, Gabriela Campigotto, Gustavo Machado, Luiz Daniel de Barros, João Luis Garcia, Fernanda F Vogel, Ricardo E Mendes, Lenita M Stefani
Neospora caninum causes reproductive problems in cattle such as abortion, premature birth, retention of fetal membranes, and metritis. Therefore, this study aimed to verify possible risk factors for N. caninum infection in dairy cattle and their cause-effect relation to neosporosis. Serum samples of 1518 dairy cows from the West of Santa Catarina State, Southern Brazil were analyzed by indirect immunofluorescence assay (IFA) for N. caninum, where 466 were found to be positives (30.69%-CI95%; 28.3-33.0). In addition, an epidemiological survey was conducted in order to verify possible risk factors for neosporosis and their relation to the disease...
June 27, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662457/age-of-sexual-initiation-and-depression-in-adolescents-data-from-the-1993-pelotas-brazil-birth-cohort
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Helen Gonçalves, Ana L Gonçalves Soares, Isabel O Bierhals, Adriana K F Machado, Mayra P Fernandes, Roberta Hirschmann, Thais M da Silva, Fernando C Wehrmeister, Ana M B Menezes
BACKGROUND: Studies have shown that sexual initiation at earlier ages increases the risk of depressive symptoms in adolescents. However, little is known about its association with major depressive episode (MDE). METHODS: The association between age of sexual initiation and MDE at 18 years was assessed in the 1993 Pelotas Birth Cohort using multiple logistic regression. Sexual initiation characteristics (age and type of partner) were assessed at the 15- and 18-years follow-up...
October 15, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658418/risk-factors-associated-with-toxoplasma-gondii-infection-in-free-range-chickens-in-the-semiarid-region-of-brazil
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Silvio Gomes de Sá, Müller Ribeiro-Andrade, Luana Thamires Rapôso Silva, Orestes Luiz de Souza, Débora Costa Viegas Lima, Camila de Moraes Pedrosa, Mauro José Gonçalves Bezerra, Rinaldo Aparecido Mota
This study aimed to investigate the frequency of anti-Toxoplasma gondii antibodies in serum from 629 chickens on 39 family farms in seven municipalities in the semiarid region, Pernambuco, Brazil, and to identify risk factors associated with T. gondii infection. The risk factors were studied in 421 samples from 29 farms. Anti-T. gondii antibodies were investigated by indirect fluorescent antibody test with a 1:16 cutoff. The frequency of positive chickens was 27.9% (176/629) and 94.8% of the farms studied had chickens infected by T...
June 22, 2017: Revista Brasileira de Parasitologia Veterinária, Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658372/leading-causes-of-child-mortality-in-brazil-in-1990-and-2015-estimates-from-the-global-burden-of-disease-study
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Elisabeth Barboza França, Sônia Lansky, Maria Albertina Santiago Rego, Deborah Carvalho Malta, Julia Santiago França, Renato Teixeira, Denise Porto, Marcia Furquim de Almeida, Maria de Fatima Marinho de Souza, Célia Landman Szwarcwald, Meghan Mooney, Mohsen Naghavi, Ana Maria Nogales Vasconcelos
Objective: To analyze under-5 mortality rates and leading causes in Brazil and states in 1990 and 2015, using the Global Burden of Disease Study (GBD) 2015 estimates. Methods: The main sources of data for all-causes under-5 mortality and live births estimates were the mortality information system, surveys, and censuses. Proportions and rates per 1,000 live births (LB) were calculated for total deaths and leading causes. Results: Estimates of under-5 deaths in Brazil were 191,505 in 1990, and 51,226 in 2015, 90% of which were infant deaths...
May 2017: Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia, Brazilian Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651584/gender-and-social-mobility-modify-the-effect-of-birth-weight-on-total-and-central-obesity
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Juliana Rombaldi Bernardi, Marcelo Zubaran Goldani, Tanara Vogel Pinheiro, Luciano Santos Pinto Guimarães, Heloisa Bettiol, Antônio Augusto Moura da Silva, Marco Antônio Barbieri
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the interaction between gender and low birth weight (LBW) and lifelong social mobility as an explanation of the etiology of obesity. The aim of the present study was to evaluate total and central obesity according to gender, LBW and social mobility, within the context of the epidemiological transition in middle-income countries. We hypothesize that there are more pronounced metabolic consequences of social mobility for women born with LBW. METHODS: We used data from a birth cohort study conducted in Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, Brazil...
June 26, 2017: Nutrition Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645330/screen-based-sedentary-behavior-during-adolescence-and-pulmonary-function-in-a-birth-cohort
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Bruna Gonçalves C da Silva, Ana M B Menezes, Fernando C Wehrmeister, Fernando C Barros, Michael Pratt
BACKGROUND: Adolescents spend many hours in sitting activities as television viewing, video game playing and computer use. The relationship between sedentary behavior and respiratory health remains poorly elucidated. To date there have been no studies evaluating the relationship between sedentary behavior and pulmonary function in young populations. The purpose of this study is to examine the association between the trajectory of screen-based sedentary behavior from 11 to 18 years and pulmonary function at 18 years in a Brazilian birth cohort...
June 23, 2017: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644347/age-and-sex-normalization-of-intestinal-permeability-measures-for-the-improved-assessment-of-enteropathy-in-infancy-and-early-childhood-results-from-the-mal-ed-study
#15
Margaret N Kosek, Gwenyth O Lee, Richard L Guerrant, Rashidul Haque, Gagandeep Kang, Tahmeed Ahmed, Pascal Bessong, Asad Ali, Estomih Mduma, Pablo Peñataro Yori, William A Faubion, Aldo A M Lima, Maribel Paredes Olortegui, Carl Mason, Sudhir Babji, Ravinder Singh, Shahida Qureshi, Peter S Kosek, Amidou Samie, John Pascal, Sanjaya Shrestha, Benjamin J J McCormick, Jessica C Seidman, Dennis R Lang, Anita Zaidi, Laura E Caulfield, Michael Gottlieb
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to describe changes in intestinal permeability in early childhood in diverse epidemiologic settings. METHODS: In a birth cohort study, the lactulose:mannitol (L:M) test was administered to 1980 children at 4 time points in the first 24 months of life in 8 countries. Data from the Brazil site with an incidence of diarrhea similar to that seen in the United States and no growth faltering was used as an internal study reference to derive age- and sex-specific z scores for mannitol and lactulose recoveries and the L:M ratio...
July 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625232/breast-feeding-duration-for-the-prevention-of-excess-body-weight-of-mother-child-pairs-concurrently-a-2-year-cohort-study
#16
Marco Fabio Mastroeni, Silmara Salete de Barros Silva Mastroeni, Sandra Ana Czarnobay, John Paul Ekwaru, Sarah A Loehr, Paul J Veugelers
OBJECTIVE: To examine the association between breast-feeding duration and the risk of excess body weight (children >85th percentile, mothers BMI≥25·0 kg/m2) concurrently in mother-child pairs two years after delivery. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study in Joinville, Brazil. Multivariable logistic regression was used to examine the independent relationship between breast-feeding duration and risk of excess body weight. SETTING: Brazilian public maternity hospital...
June 19, 2017: Public Health Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619397/development-of-environmental-health-indicators-for-the-child-population-report-on-a-brazilian-experience
#17
Flavia Franchini de Moraes, Volney de Magalhaes Camara, Carmen Ildes R Froes Asmus
BACKGROUND: This report presents the Brazilian experience on the elaboration of a matrix of children's environmental health indicators to the Brazilian Health Surveillance System. This experience was part of a project with the financial support of the Ministry of Health of Brazil to develop appropriate indicators for identification, measuring, and monitoring of the environmental risk factors to the children's health. METHODS: The methodology adopted for the development of the matrix of indicators of children's environmental health to Brazil comprised 3 steps...
March 2017: Annals of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614909/global-patterns-and-trends-in-stomach-cancer-incidence-age-period-and-birth-cohort-analysis
#18
Ganfeng Luo, Yanting Zhang, Pi Guo, Li Wang, Yuanwei Huang, Ke Li
The cases of stomach cancer (SC) incidence are increasing per year and the SC burden has remained very high in some countries. We aimed to evaluate the global geographical variation in SC incidence and temporal trends from 1978 to 2007, with an emphasis on the effect of birth cohort. Joinpoint regression and age-period-cohort model were applied. From 2003 to 2007, male rate were 1.5- to 3-fold higher than female in all countries. Rates were highest in Eastern Asian and South American countries. Except for Uganda, all countries showed favorable trends...
June 14, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614467/-epidemiological-surveillance-of-vertical-transmission-of-syphilis-data-from-six-federal-units-in-brazil
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Valeria Saraceni, Gerson Fernando Mendes Pereira, Mariangela Freitas da Silveira, Maria Alix Leite Araujo, Angelica Espinosa Miranda
Objective: To describe the epidemiological profile of reported cases of syphilis in pregnancy and congenital syphilis in five states (Amazonas, Ceará, Espírito Santo, Rio de Janeiro, and Rio Grande do Sul) and the Federal District using data from the Reportable Disease Information System (SINAN). Method: This descriptive study including an ecological and cross-sectional evaluation employed data from SINAN Net. The syphilis detection rate in pregnancy and the congenital syphilis incidence rate per 1 000 live births were calculated...
June 8, 2017: Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública, Pan American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610628/case-report-microcephaly-associated-with-zika-virus-infection-colombia
#20
Salim Mattar, Carolina Ojeda, Janna Arboleda, German Arrieta, Irene Bosch, Ingrid Botia, Nelson Alvis-Guzman, Carlos Perez-Yepes, Lee Gerhke, German Montero
BACKGROUND: Recently there has been a large outbreak of Zika virus infections in Colombia, South America. The epidemic began in September 2015 and continued to April 2017, for the total number of Zika cases reported of 107,870. For those confirmed Zika cases, there were nearly 20,000 (18.5%) suspected to be pregnant women, resulting in 157 confirmed cases of microcephaly in newborns reported by their health government agency. There is a clear under-estimation of the total number of cases and in addition no prior publications have been published to demonstrate the clinical aspects of the Zika infection in Colombia...
June 13, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
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