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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724246/health-consequences-of-electric-lighting-practices-in-the-modern-world-a-report-on-the-national-toxicology-program-s-workshop-on-shift-work-at-night-artificial-light-at-night-and-circadian-disruption
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Ruth M Lunn, David E Blask, Andrew N Coogan, Mariana G Figueiro, Michael R Gorman, Janet E Hall, Johnni Hansen, Randy J Nelson, Satchidananda Panda, Michael H Smolensky, Richard G Stevens, Fred W Turek, Roel Vermeulen, Tania Carreón, Claire C Caruso, Christina C Lawson, Kristina A Thayer, Michael J Twery, Andrew D Ewens, Sanford C Garner, Pamela J Schwingl, Windy A Boyd
The invention of electric light has facilitated a society in which people work, sleep, eat, and play at all hours of the 24-hour day. Although electric light clearly has benefited humankind, exposures to electric light, especially light at night (LAN), may disrupt sleep and biological processes controlled by endogenous circadian clocks, potentially resulting in adverse health outcomes. Many of the studies evaluating adverse health effects have been conducted among night- and rotating-shift workers, because this scenario gives rise to significant exposure to LAN...
July 15, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724014/prescription-medication-by-physiotherapists-a-brazilian-view-of-the-united-kingdom-canada-australia-and-new-zealand
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Valton da Silva Costa
Many health systems (HS) have adopted novel models of care which have included non-medical prescription (NMP) by physiotherapists. The aim of this study was to verify in the literature the existence of this practice and its possible benefits. A literature review was carried out through search on Science Direct, PubMed, SciELO, Lilacs and Google Scholar, and in the World Confederation for Physical Therapy and Chartered Society of Physiotherapy websites. In recent decades the United Kingdom adopted the NMP for health professionals, followed by Canada...
July 2017: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724005/human-resources-for-health-global-crisis-and-international-cooperation
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Gustavo Zoio Portela, Amanda Cavada Fehn, Regina Lucia Sarmento Ungerer, Mario Roberto Dal Poz
From the 1990s onwards, national economies became connected and globalized. Changes in the demographic and epidemiological profile of the population highlighted the need for further discussions and strategies on Human Resources for Health (HRH). The health workforce crisis is a worldwide phenomenon. It includes: difficulties in attracting and retaining health professionals to work in rural and remote areas, poor distribution and high turnover of health staff particularly physicians, poor training of health workforces in new sanitation and demographic conditions and the production of scientific evidence to support HRH decision making, policy management, programs and interventions...
July 2017: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723997/access-to-health-care-as-a-human-right-in-international-policy-critical-reflections-and-contemporary-challenges
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Camilo Hernán Manchola Castillo, Volnei Garrafa, Thiago Cunha, Fernando Hellmann
Using the United Nations (UN) and its subordinate body, the World Health Organization (WHO), as a frame of reference, this article explores access to healthcare as a human right in international intergovernmental policies. First, we look at how the theme of health is treated within the UN, focusing on the concept of global health. We then discuss the concept of global health from a human rights perspective and go on to outline the debate surrounding universal coverage versus universal access as a human right, addressing some important ethical questions...
July 2017: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723996/bioethical-dimensions-of-international-cooperation-for-health-still-a-controversial-issue
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José Paranaguá de Santana
This essay stresses the importance of undertaking a critical analysis of international cooperation for health based upon reflections on diplomacy, acknowledging the ethical limits and possibilities of cooperation within this context. It emphasizes the importance of adopting an historical perspective, highlighting the circumstances surrounding the consolidation of the current international system, whereby, after two world wars, the victorious countries created the United Nations Organization, which today brings together all the world's nations, notwithstanding the fact that the majority of countries are in favor of significant changes to its institutional framework...
July 2017: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723995/the-alma-ata-decade-the-crisis-of-development-and-international-health
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Fernando Antônio Pires-Alves, Marcos Cueto
The paper analyzes formulations in the area of international health at the time of the International Conference on Primary Health Care, held in Alma Ata, Kazakhstan, in 1978. It is set within the context of the broader debate on development and international cooperation throughout the 1970s. Three sets of concepts and prescriptive formulations were examined namely: the New International Economic Order (NIEO), the Dag Hammarskjöld Report (DHR) and the Basic Human Needs Approach (BHN). They were compared with the proposals in documents from the World Health Organization and in the statements from Halfdan Mahler, its director...
July 2017: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723904/impact-of-mass-drug-administration-for-elimination-of-lymphatic-filariasis-in-nepal
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Chet Raj Ojha, Basant Joshi, Khagendra Prakash Kc, Shyam Prakash Dumre, Keshav Kumar Yogi, Bandana Bhatta, Tulasi Adhikari, Kathryn Crowley, Babu Ram Marasaini
BACKGROUND: Lymphatic filariasis (LF) is a neglected tropical disease transmitted by mosquitoes. Nepal has implemented a national effort to eliminate LF by 2020 through mass drug administration (MDA) using diethylcarbamazine (DEC) and albendazole (ALB). We assessed the impact of MDAs on LF in selected districts of Nepal after the recommended six MDA rounds had been completed. METHODOLOGY AND PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: Baseline surveys were conducted in seven districts and mapping data were used as baseline in the other three districts before starting MDA in 2009...
July 19, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723736/timing-of-preoperative-antibiotic-prophylaxis-in-54-552-patients-and-the-risk-of-surgical-site-infection-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Stijn Willem de Jonge, Sarah L Gans, Jasper J Atema, Joseph S Solomkin, Patchen E Dellinger, Marja A Boermeester
The aim of the study was to assess the effect of timing of preoperative surgical antibiotic prophylaxis (SAP) on surgical site infection (SSI) and compare the different timing intervals.The benefit of routine use of SAP prior to surgery has long been recognized. However, the optimal timing has not been defined. For the purpose of developing recommendations for the World Health Organization guideline for SSI prevention, a systematic review and meta-analysis of all relevant evidence was conducted.Major medical databases were searched from 1990 to 2016...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723281/imaging-correlates-of-adult-glioma-genotypes
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Marion Smits, Martin J van den Bent
Primary brain tumors, most commonly gliomas, are histopathologically typed and graded as World Health Organization (WHO) grades I-IV according to increasing degrees of malignancy. These grades provide prognostic information and guidance on treatment such as radiation therapy and chemotherapy after surgery. Despite the confirmed value of the WHO grading system, results of a multitude of studies and prospective interventional trials now indicate that tumors with identical morphologic criteria can have highly different outcomes...
August 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722768/international-summit-on-the-nutrition-of-adolescent-girls-and-young-women-consensus-statement
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Nancy Krebs, Susan Bagby, Zulfiqar A Bhutta, Kathryn Dewey, Caroline Fall, Fred Gregory, William Hay, Lisa Rhuman, Christine Wallace Caldwell, Kent L Thornburg
An international summit focusing on the difficult challenge of providing adequate nutrition for adolescent girls and young women in low- and middle-income countries was held in Portland, Oregon in 2015. Sixty-seven delegates from 17 countries agreed on a series of recommendations that would make progress toward improving the nutritional status of girls and young women in countries where their access to nutrition is compromised. Delegate recommendations include: (1) elevate the urgency of nutrition for girls and young women to a high international priority, (2) raise the social status of girls and young women in all regions of the world, (3) identify major knowledge gaps in the biology of adolescence that could be filled by robust research efforts, (4) and improve access to nutrient-rich foods for girls and young women...
July 19, 2017: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722746/hospitalization-rates-among-economic-immigrants-to-canada
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Edward Ng, Claudia Sanmartin, Douglas G Manuel
BACKGROUND: Economic immigrants generally, and economic class principal applicants (ECPAs) specifically, tend to have better health than other immigrants. However, health outcomes vary among subcategories within this group, especially by sex. DATA AND METHODS: This study examines hospitalization rates among ECPAs aged 25 to 74 who arrived in Canada between 1980 and 2006 as skilled workers, business immigrants, or live-in caregivers. The analysis used two linked databases to estimate age-standardized hospitalization rates (ASHRs) overall and for leading causes by sex...
July 19, 2017: Health Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722634/cystic-echinococcosis-in-turkana-kenya-the-role-of-cross-sectional-screening-surveys-in-assessing-the-prevalence-of-human-infection
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Nadia Solomon, Eberhard Zeyhle, Jane Carter, John Wachira, Asrat Mengiste, Thomas Romig, Paul J Fields, Calum N L Macpherson
Cystic echinococcosis (CE) is a neglected zoonotic disease caused by Echinococcus granulosus. Infection leads to formation of cysts within the viscera of the human host. In the 1980s, the transhumant population of northwest Turkana, Kenya, was found to have the highest prevalence of CE in the world. In 1983, AMREF Health Africa and the Kenya Medical and Research Institute launched a CE Control Program in northwest Turkana, screening and treating the local people. This epidemiological study of CE in Turkana analyses approximately 30 years of surveillance and surgical data...
May 30, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722619/evaluation-of-onchocerciasis-transmission-in-tanzania-preliminary-rapid-field-results-in-the-tukuyu-focus-2015
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Heather N Paulin, Andreas Nshala, Akili Kalinga, Upendo Mwingira, Ryan Wiegand, Vitaliano Cama, Paul T Cantey
To compare diagnostic tests for onchocerciasis in a setting that has suppressed transmission, a randomized, age-stratified study was implemented in an area in Tanzania that had received 15 rounds of annual mass drug administration (MDA) with ivermectin. Study participants (N = 948) from 11 villages underwent a questionnaire, skin examination, skin snips, and blood draw. The burden of symptomatic disease was low. Ov-16 antibody rapid diagnostic test (RDT) results were positive in 38 (5.5%) participants, with 1 (0...
June 12, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722572/handwashing-in-51-countries-analysis-of-proxy-measures-of-handwashing-behavior-in-multiple-indicator-cluster-surveys-and-demographic-and-health-surveys-2010-2013
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Swapna Kumar, Libbet Loughnan, Rolf Luyendijk, Orlando Hernandez, Merri Weinger, Fred Arnold, Pavani K Ram
In 2009, a common set of questions addressing handwashing behavior was introduced into nationally representative Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) and Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS), providing large amounts of comparable data from numerous countries worldwide. The objective of this analysis is to describe global handwashing patterns using two proxy indicators for handwashing behavior from 51 DHS and MICS surveys conducted in 2010-2013: availability of soap anywhere in the dwelling and access to a handwashing place with soap and water...
June 12, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722571/more-poop-more-precision-improving-epidemiologic-surveillance-of-soil-transmitted-helminths-with-multiple-fecal-sampling-using-the-kato-katz-technique
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Chengfang Liu, Louise Lu, Linxiu Zhang, Yu Bai, Alexis Medina, Scott Rozelle, Darvin Scott Smith, Changhai Zhou, Wei Zang
Soil-transmitted helminths, or parasitic intestinal worms, are among the most prevalent and geographically widespread parasitic infections in the world. Accurate diagnosis and quantification of helminth infection are critical for informing and assessing deworming interventions. The Kato-Katz thick smear technique, the most widely used laboratory method to quantitatively assess infection prevalence and infection intensity of helminths, has often been compared with other methods. Only a few small-scale studies, however, have considered ways to improve its diagnostic sensitivity...
July 3, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722565/high-iron-levels-are-associated-with-increased-malaria-risk-in-infants-during-the-first-year-of-life-in-benin
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Violeta Moya-Alvarez, Gilles Cottrell, Smaila Ouédraogo, Manfred Accrombessi, Achille Massougbodgi, Michel Cot
The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 40% of children in low-income countries are anemic. Therefore, iron supplements are recommended by WHO in areas with high anemia rates. However, some studies have set into question the benefits of iron supplementation in malaria-endemic regions. In Benin, a west African country with high prevalence of anemia and malaria, no iron supplements are given systematically to infants so far despite the WHO recommendations. In this context, we wanted to investigate the effect of iron levels during the first year of life on malarial risk in Benin considering complementary risk factors...
June 19, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722494/cost-efficiency-analyses-for-the-us-of-biosimilar-filgrastim-sndz-reference-filgrastim-pegfilgrastim-and-pegfilgrastim-with-on-body-injector-in-the-prophylaxis-of-chemotherapy-induced-febrile-neutropenia
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Ali McBride, Kim Campbell, Mohan Bikkina, Karen MacDonald, Ivo Abraham, Sanjeev Balu
AIMS: Guidelines recommend prophylaxis with granulocyte colony-stimulating factor for chemotherapy-induced (febrile) neutropenia (CIN/FN) based on regimen myelotoxicity and patient-related risk factors. Our aim was to conduct a cost-efficiency analysis for the US of the direct acquisition and administration costs of the recently approved biosimilar filgrastim-sndz (Zarxio® EP2006) with reference filgrastim (Neupogen(®)), pegfilgrastim (Neulasta(®)), and pegfilgrastim injection device (Neulasta Onpro(®); hereafter pegfilgrastim-injector) for CIN/FN prophylaxis...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Medical Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722157/matching-the-production-of-doctors-with-national-needs
#18
Des Gorman
CONTEXT: Matching the supply of health workers to need is necessary if a health system is to be sustainable, affordable and fit for purpose. On the 30th anniversary of the 1988 Edinburgh Declaration of the World Federation for Medical Education, levels of compliance with the 10th recommendation, 'Ensure admission policies that match the numbers of students trained with national needs for doctors', warrant review. There are two domains to such a review, concerning, respectively, how well these health needs are known, and whether workforce supply is well matched...
July 19, 2017: Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722116/opioids-for-cancer-related-pain-in-children-and-adolescents
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REVIEW
Philip J Wiffen, Tess E Cooper, Anna-Karenia Anderson, Andrew L Gray, Marie-Claude Grégoire, Gustaf Ljungman, Boris Zernikow
BACKGROUND: Pain is a common feature of childhood and adolescence around the world, and for many young people, that pain is chronic. The World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines for pharmacological treatments for children's persisting pain acknowledge that pain in children is a major public health concern of high significance in most parts of the world. Views on children's pain have changed over time and relief of pain is now seen as important. In the past, pain was largely dismissed and was frequently left untreated, and it was assumed that children quickly forgot about painful experiences...
July 19, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722088/-evaluation-of-new-minimally-invasive-techniques-in-gastrointestinal-surgery-and-contemplation-on-health-economics
#20
Xishan Wang
With the widespread introduction of minimally invasive surgery (MIS) in late 1987 by laparoscopic cholecystectomy, the practice and expectation of general surgery were changed forever. As the development of scientific technology, new techniques of MIS have sprung up all around the world. 3D laparoscopy surgery, natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery, da Vinci surgical system and other new technologies also need time to be verified, and this is the only way all new things should get though. They are very unique in their own right, and all have advantages and disadvantages...
July 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
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