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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095850/building-system-capacity-for-the-integration-of-mental-health-at-the-level-of-primary-care-in-tunisia-a-study-protocol-in-global-mental-health
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Jessica Spagnolo, François Champagne, Nicole Leduc, Myra Piat, Wahid Melki, Fatma Charfi, Marc Laporta
BACKGROUND: In low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), addressing the high prevalence of mental disorders is a challenge given the limited number and unequal distribution of specialists, as well as scarce resources allocated to mental health. The Mental Health Gap Action Programme (mhGAP) and its accompanying Intervention Guide (IG), developed by the World Health Organization (WHO), aim to address this challenge by training non-specialists such as general practitioners (GPs) in mental health care...
January 17, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093995/glycosides-as-possible-lead-antimalarial-in-new-drug-discovery-future-perspectives
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Marya, Haroon Khan, Izhar Ahmad
Malaria remains one of the major public health problems worldwide and is responsible for a large number of morbidity and mortality. Especially, in the third world countries, it is still alarming. The development of drug-resistant to Plasmodium falciparum strains has further degraded the overall situation. However, a limited number of effective drugs available emphasizes how essential it is to establish new anti-malarial compounds. New antimalarial agents with distinctive structures and mechanism of action from the natural origin are thus immediately required to treat sensitive and drug-resistant strains of malaria...
January 15, 2017: Current Drug Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088214/determinants-and-materno-fetal-outcomes-related-to-cesarean-section-delivery-in-private-and-public-hospitals-in-low-and-middle-income-countries-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-protocol
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Idrissa Beogo, Bomar Mendez Rojas, Marie-Pierre Gagnon
BACKGROUND: Despite the well-established morbidity, mortality, long-term effects, and unnecessary extra-cost burden associated with cesarean section delivery (CSD) worldwide, its rate has grown exponentially. This has become a great topical challenge for the international healthcare community and individual countries. Estimated at three times the acceptable rate as defined by the World Health Organization in 1985, the continued upward trend has been fuelled by higher income countries...
January 14, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076631/targeting-stroke-risk-and-improving-outcomes-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-in-latin-america
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Bruce Stambler, Fernando Scazzuso
CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVE: To examine stroke risk factors, including atrial fibrillation, management and prevention, and stroke outcomes across Latin America. DESIGN AND SETTING: Narrative review conducted at Piedmont Heart Institute, United States. METHODS: The PubMed, Embase and Cochrane databases were searched for stroke AND "Latin America" AND epidemiology (between January 2009 and March 2015). Further studies in the SciELO, World Health Organization and Pan-American Health Organization databases were used to address specific points...
November 2016: São Paulo Medical Journal, Revista Paulista de Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064515/school-corporal-punishment-in-global-perspective-prevalence-outcomes-and-efforts-at-intervention
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Elizabeth T Gershoff
School corporal punishment continues to be a legal means of disciplining children in a third of the world's countries. Although much is known about parents' use of corporal punishment, there is less research about school corporal punishment. This article summarizes what is known about the legality and prevalence of school corporal punishment, about the outcomes linked to it, and about interventions to reduce and eliminate school corporal punishment around the world.
January 9, 2017: Psychology, Health & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045208/a-systematic-review-of-factors-that-influence-treatment-adherence-in-paediatric-oncology-patients
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REVIEW
X T W Goh, Y B Tan, T Thirumoorthy, Y H Kwan
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVE: Treatment adherence is an essential component in ensuring best outcomes in the management of paediatric cancers. Compared to the adult population, treatment adherence in the paediatric population is a more complex subject which involves unique dimensions. In this study, we aimed to systematically review the literature to identify factors associated with treatment adherence in the paediatric oncology population. METHODS: A literature search was carried out using related keywords on electronic databases...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043762/the-comeback-of-trimethoprim-in-france
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REVIEW
F Caron, V Wehrle, M Etienne
Already used in various countries, trimethoprim (TMP) was withdrawn from the French market in 1990, but should be soon available again. This article reviews the experience of TMP use around the world and its current use in Europe. Label use and guidelines only recommend the use of TMP for the treatment of urinary tract infections (UTI). Compared with co-trimoxazole (Co-T), a combination of TMP and sulfamethoxazole (SMX), TMP has (a) a similar resistance rate among Escherichia coli strains (estimated between 10 and 20% in uncomplicated cystitis), (b) a similar clinical efficacy for cystitis prevention and treatment, (c) a lower toxicity (as severe toxicity adverse effects of Co-T come from its sulfonamide component), (d) limited data for the treatment of pyelonephritis and male UTIs, and (e) an important impact on the microbiota...
December 30, 2016: Médecine et Maladies Infectieuses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043507/t-cell-cytokine-responses-in-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cells-from-patients-with-multidrug-resistant-tuberculosis-following-stimulation-with-proteins-purified-from-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-mdr-clinical-isolates
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Alireza Hadizadeh Tasbiti, Shamsi Yari, Mostafa Ghanei, Seyed Davar Siadat, Amir Amanzadeh, Payam Tabarsi, Keyvan Saeedfar, Ahmadreza Bahrmand
OBJECTIVE: Tuberculosis (TB) is a devastating disease that remains a major health threat worldwide. The appearance of Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains resistance to current antibiotics is a growing problem, both in the third world and in developed countries. Completion of genomic sequencing of M. tuberculosis provides a strong foundation for subsequent identification of proteins to aid the understanding of protein function and the discovery of new drug targets or a TB vaccine. This study employed a proteomics approach to identify proteins from antibiotic resistant M...
December 2016: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043497/ten-years-experience-of-directly-observed-treatment-short-course-dots-in-gambella-regional-state-ethiopia-an-evaluation-of-tuberculosis-control-program
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Solomon Sisay, Belete Mengistu, Woldargay Erku, Desalegne Woldeyohannes
BACKGROUND: World Health Organization (WHO) declared tuberculosis (TB) as a global public health emergency and recommended DOTS as a standard strategy for controlling the disease. TB is one of the major causes of infectious diseases in the world, and 25% of all avoidable deaths in developing countries. About a third of the world's population is estimated to be infected with tubercle bacilli, and hence at risk of developing active disease. The objective of the study was, therefore, to evaluate the impact of DOTS strategy on smear-positive pulmonary tuberculosis case finding and their treatment outcomes in Gambella Regional State, Ethiopia...
December 2016: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029624/evaluating-cartogram-effectiveness
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Sabrina Nusrat, Muhammad Jawaherul Alam, Stephen Kobourov
Cartograms are maps in which areas of geographic regions, such as countries and states, appear in proportion to some variable of interest, such as population or income. Cartograms are popular visualizations for geo-referenced data that have been used for over a century to illustrate patterns and trends in the world around us. Despite the popularity of cartograms, and the large number of cartogram types, there are few studies evaluating the effectiveness of cartograms in conveying information. Based on a recent task taxonomy for cartograms, we evaluate four major types of cartograms: contiguous, non-contiguous, rectangular, and Dorling cartograms...
December 20, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988536/hotspots-of-mite-new-species-discovery-trombidiformes-2013-2015
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Jian-Feng Liu, Zhi-Qiang Zhang
This paper reveals the hotspots of new mite discovery through of a survey of type localities of new Trombidiformes species described in two journals (Systematic & Applied Acarology and Zootaxa) during the last three years (2013-2015). Taxonomically, the 491 new species of the Trombidiformes are highly unevenly distributed among 55 families with top 10 families accounting for over 66% of the total. The Eriophyidae is the top-ranked family. Geographically, these 491 new species are from 55 countries around the world and their distribution among the countries is highly uneven...
December 14, 2016: Zootaxa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986232/the-need-for-formal-surgical-global-health-programs-and-improved-mission-trip-coordination
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Sar Medoff, Jeffrey Freed
BACKGROUND: There is a dire need for more surgical services as part of improving global health. Conditions treatable with surgery account for 11% of the global burden of disease, with a disproportionate burden affecting low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Less than 6% of the world's operations are performed in LMICs, with relief organizations performing nearly 250,000 operations annually in LMICs in addition to each country's domestic surgical capacity. Currently, surgical needs are not adequately met by the existing patchwork of federal and nongovernmental organizations' surgical services and surgical mission trips...
July 2016: Annals of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27982702/assessing-u-s-health-journalists-beliefs-about-medical-overtreatment-and-the-impact-of-related-news-coverage
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Kim Walsh-Childers, Jennifer Braddock
The United States spends more on health care than any other country in the world, but often experiences poorer health outcomes and lower patient satisfaction than other developed countries. One possible explanation for this paradox is overtreatment, the use of medical tests and treatment for which harms outweigh benefits. Because journalists play a key role in informing people about the health care system, including issues such as overtreatment, it is important to understand how they define the issue and its importance...
December 16, 2016: Health Communication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27966900/development-of-a-desalination-membrane-bioinspired-by-mangrove-roots-for-spontaneous-filtration-of-sodium-ions
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Kiwoong Kim, Hyejeong Kim, Jae Hong Lim, Sang Joon Lee
The shortage of available fresh water is one of the global issues presently faced by humanity. To determine a solution to this problem, the survival strategies of plants have been examined. In this study, a nature-inspired membrane with a highly charged surface is proposed as an effective membrane for the filtration of saline water. To mimic the desalination characteristics of mangrove roots, a macroporous membrane based on polyethylene terephthalate is treated with polyelectrolytes using a layer-by-layer deposition method...
December 27, 2016: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27964724/antimicrobial-resistance-pattern-a-report-of-microbiological-cultures-at-a-tertiary-hospital-in-tanzania
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Nyambura Moremi, Heike Claus, Stephen E Mshana
BACKGROUND: Antimicrobial resistance has been declared by the World Health Organization as a threat to the public health. The aim of this study was to analyze antimicrobial resistance patterns of the common pathogens occurring at the Bugando Medical Centre (BMC), Mwanza, Tanzania to provide data for antimicrobial stewardship programmes. METHODS: A total of 3330 microbiological culture results scripts representing non-repetitive specimens reported between June 2013 and May 2015 were retrieved and analyzed for pathogens and their susceptibility patterns using STATA-11 software...
December 13, 2016: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957314/the-relationship-between-anterior-chamber-depth-axial-length-and-intraocular-lens-power-among-candidates-for-cataract-surgery
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Mohammad Reza Sedaghat, Ali Azimi, Peyman Arasteh, Naghmeh Tehranian, Shahram Bamdad
INTRODUCTION: Basic anatomical parameters in ophthalmology are variable in different countries according to ethnic groups, genetics and some environmental factors. The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between axial length (AL), anterior chamber depth (ACD) and intraocular lens power (IOL) in a referral center from eastern Iran among patients who had cataract surgery, in comparison to studies from other regions of the world. METHODS: In a cross-sectional retrospective study from 2011 to 2013, the records of 698 cataract patients referring to Khatam Al Anbia general hospital in Mashhad, Iran were evaluated...
October 2016: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27955788/mass-deworming-to-improve-developmental-health-and-wellbeing-of-children-in-low-income-and-middle-income-countries-a-systematic-review-and-network-meta-analysis
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Vivian A Welch, Elizabeth Ghogomu, Alomgir Hossain, Shally Awasthi, Zulfiqar A Bhutta, Chisa Cumberbatch, Robert Fletcher, Jessie McGowan, Shari Krishnaratne, Elizabeth Kristjansson, Salim Sohani, Shalini Suresh, Peter Tugwell, Howard White, George A Wells
BACKGROUND: Soil-transmitted helminthiasis and schistosomiasis, considered among the neglected tropical diseases by WHO, affect more than a third of the world's population, with varying intensity of infection. We aimed to evaluate the effects of mass deworming for soil-transmitted helminths (with or without deworming for schistosomiasis or co-interventions) on growth, educational achievement, cognition, school attendance, quality of life, and adverse effects in children in endemic helminth areas...
January 2017: Lancet Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935924/smoking-cessation-and-attitudes-belief-observation-and-education-of-medical-students-in-turkey
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E Turhan, T Inandi, M Col, R Bugdayci, O Eker, M Ilhan
INTRODUCTION: Tobacco use is an important public health problem around the world.Aim of this study is to assess attitudes,belief and observation of the students on smoking cessation and medical education. METHODS: This study is part of a multi-country study called "Global Health Profession Student Survey". The study population consisted of third year medical students in Turkey. The sample consisted of a total of 1834 medical students from randomly selected 12 medical schools...
April 2016: JNMA; Journal of the Nepal Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931552/effects-of-sustained-release-trimetazidine-on-chronically-dysfunctional-myocardium-of-ischemic-dilated-cardiomyopathy-six-months-follow-up-result
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A Momen, M Ali, P K Karmakar, M Z Ali, A Haque, M R Khan, M I Khalil, M S Hossain, R M Huda, M N Goni
BACKGROUND: Ischemic cardiomyopathy is a growing burden in third world countries. So far, benefits of trimetazidine in this group of patients have been suggested by clinical trials mainly conducted in Europe. We evaluated the effect of trimetazidine on ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy in our population. METHODS AND RESULTS: 98 patients (aged 58.5±9.2 years), admitted with decompensated heart failure with previous history of MI and/or documentation of significant CAD with previous CAG, were chosen for the study...
November 2016: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931330/policies-and-practices-on-the-programmatic-management-of-latent-tuberculous-infection-global-survey
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Y Hamada, A Sidibe, A Matteelli, A Dadu, M A Aziz, M Del Granado, N Nishikiori, K Floyd, H Getahun
SETTING: Global survey among low tuberculosis (TB) burden countries, which are primary target countries for the World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines on the programmatic management of latent tuberculous infection (LTBI). OBJECTIVE: To perform a baseline assessment of policies and practices for the programmatic management of LTBI. DESIGN: Online and paper-based pre-tested questionnaire filled out by national TB programme managers or their equivalents from 108 countries...
December 2016: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
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