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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298208/looking-back-to-move-forward-a-twenty-year-audit-of-herpes-zoster-in-asia-pacific
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REVIEW
Liang-Kung Chen, Hidenori Arai, Liang-Yu Chen, Ming-Yueh Chou, Samsuridjal Djauzi, Birong Dong, Taro Kojima, Ki Tae Kwon, Hoe Nam Leong, Edward M F Leung, Chih-Kuang Liang, Xiaohong Liu, Dilip Mathai, Jiun Yit Pan, Li-Ning Peng, Eduardo Rommel S Poblete, Philip J H Poi, Stewart Reid, Terapong Tantawichien, Chang Won Won
BACKGROUND: Herpes zoster (HZ) is a prevalent viral disease that inflicts substantial morbidity and associated healthcare and socioeconomic burdens. Current treatments are not fully effective, especially among the most vulnerable patients. Although widely recommended, vaccination against HZ is not routine; barriers in Asia-Pacific include long-standing neglect of adult immunisation and sparse local data. To address knowledge gaps, raise awareness, and disseminate best practice, we reviewed recent data and guidelines on HZ from the Asia-Pacific region...
March 15, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289892/indian-injection-technique-study-injecting-complications-education-and-the-health-care-professional
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Sanjay Kalra, Ambrish Mithal, Rakesh Sahay, Mathew John, A G Unnikrishnan, Banshi Saboo, Sujoy Ghosh, Debmalya Sanyal, Laurence J Hirsch, Vandita Gupta, Kenneth W Strauss
INTRODUCTION: Using the Indian and rest of world (ROW) injection technique questionnaire (ITQ) data, we address key insulin injection complications. METHODS: In 2015 we conducted an ITQ survey throughout India involving 1011 patients. Indian values were compared with those from 41 other countries participating in the ITQ, known here as ROW. RESULTS: More than a quarter of Indian insulin users described lesions consistent with lipohypertrophy (LH) at their injection sites and approximately 1 in 5 were found to have LH by the examining nurse (using visual inspection and palpation)...
March 13, 2017: Diabetes Therapy: Research, Treatment and Education of Diabetes and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287062/mental-health-service-availability-and-delivery-at-the-global-level-an-analysis-by-countries-income-level-from-who-s-mental-health-atlas-2014
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A Lora, F Hanna, D Chisholm
AIMS: The World Health Organization (WHO)'s Mental Health Atlas series has established itself as the single most comprehensive and most widely used source of information on the global mental health situation. The data derived from the latest Mental Health Atlas survey carried out in 2014 describes the availability and delivery of mental health services in the WHO's Member States, focussing on differences by country's income level. METHODS: The data contained in this paper are mainly derived from questions relating to mental health service availability and uptake, as well as on financial and human resources for mental health...
March 13, 2017: Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286646/primary-prevention-of-cardiovascular-disease-a-review-of-contemporary-guidance-and-literature
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REVIEW
Jack Stewart, Gavin Manmathan, Peter Wilkinson
Cardiovascular disease is a significant and ever-growing problem in the United Kingdom, accounting for nearly one-third of all deaths and leading to significant morbidity. It is also of particular and pressing interest as developing countries experience a change in lifestyle which introduces novel risk factors for cardiovascular disease, leading to a boom in cardiovascular disease risk throughout the developing world. The burden of cardiovascular disease can be ameliorated by careful risk reduction and, as such, primary prevention is an important priority for all developers of health policy...
January 2017: JRSM Cardiovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283971/comparative-study-of-adsorptive-removal-of-cr-vi-ion-from-aqueous-solution-in-fixed-bed-column-by-peanut-shell-and-almond-shell-using-empirical-models-and-ann
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Munmun Banerjee, Nirjhar Bar, Ranjan Kumar Basu, Sudip Kumar Das
Cr(VI) is a toxic water pollutant, which causes cancer and mutation in living organisms. Adsorption has become the most preferred method for removal of Cr(VI) due to its high efficiency and low cost. Peanut and almond shells were used as adsorbents in downflow fixed bed continuous column operation for Cr(VI) removal. The experiments were carried out to scrutinise the adsorptive capacity of the peanut shells and almond shells, as well as to find out the effect of various operating parameters such as column bed depth (5-10 cm), influent flow rate (10-22 ml min(-1)) and influent Cr(VI) concentration (10-20 mg L(-1)) on the Cr(VI) removal...
March 10, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283492/prevalence-of-latent-tb-infection-and-tb-disease-among-adolescents-in-high-tb-burden-countries-in-africa-a-systematic-review-protocol
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Erick Wekesa Bunyasi, Bey-Marrie Schmidt, Leila Hussein Abdullahi, Humphrey Mulenga, Michele Tameris, Angelique Luabeya, Justin Shenje, Thomas Scriba, Hennie Geldenhuys, Robin Wood, Mark Hatherill
INTRODUCTION: Almost a third of the world population has latent tuberculosis (TB) infection (LTBI), ∼10 million of whom develop TB disease annually, despite existence of effective, but lengthy, preventive and curative drug regimens. Although adolescents appear to have a very high force of LTBI, their reported incidence of TB disease is less than that of their corresponding general population. The few available studies on adolescent TB infection and disease prevalence are not sufficient to address the apparent discordance between rates of infection and disease in high TB burden countries in Africa...
March 10, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283123/the-incidence-and-mortality-of-colorectal-cancer-and-its-relationship-with-the-human-development-index-in-asia
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Mahshid Ghoncheh, Maryam Mohammadian, Abdollah Mohammadian-Hafshejani, Hamid Salehiniya
BACKGROUND: Colorectal cancer is the second most common cancer in women and the third most common cancer among men, and its incidence is increasing in Asia. Awareness about the status of this cancer incidence and mortality is necessary for a better plan. OBJECTIVES: The present study was done with the aim to investigate the incidence and mortality of colorectal cancer and its relationship with the Human Development Index (HDI) in Asia in 2012. METHODS: This study was an ecological study, which was conducted based on the GLOBOCAN project of the World Health Organization for Asian countries...
September 2016: Annals of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283019/why-sample-selection-matters-in-exploratory-factor-analysis-implications-for-the-12-item-world-health-organization-disability-assessment-schedule-2-0
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Cadeyrn J Gaskin, Sylvie D Lambert, Steven J Bowe, Liliana Orellana
BACKGROUND: Sample selection can substantially affect the solutions generated using exploratory factor analysis. Validation studies of the 12-item World Health Organization (WHO) Disability Assessment Schedule 2.0 (WHODAS 2.0) have generally involved samples in which substantial proportions of people had no, or minimal, disability. With the WHODAS 2.0 oriented towards measuring disability across six life domains (cognition, mobility, self-care, getting along, life activities, and participation in society), performing factor analysis with samples of people with disability may be more appropriate...
March 11, 2017: BMC Medical Research Methodology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282701/vitamin-a-supplementation-for-preventing-morbidity-and-mortality-in-children-from-six-months-to-five-years-of-age
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REVIEW
Aamer Imdad, Evan Mayo-Wilson, Kurt Herzer, Zulfiqar A Bhutta
BACKGROUND: Vitamin A deficiency (VAD) is a major public health problem in low- and middle-income countries, affecting 190 million children under five years of age and leading to many adverse health consequences, including death. Based on prior evidence and a previous version of this review, the World Health Organization has continued to recommend vitamin A supplementation for children aged 6 to 59 months. There are new data available from recently published randomised trials since the previous publication of this review in 2010, and this update incorporates this information and reviews the evidence...
March 11, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281267/a-novel-colorimetric-pcr-based-biosensor-for-detection-and-quantification-of-hepatitis-b-virus
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Li Yang, Mei Li, Feng Du, Gangyi Chen, Afshan Yasmeen, Zhuo Tang
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) can cause viral infection that attacks the liver and it is a major global health problem that puts people at a high risk of death from cirrhosis of the liver and liver cancer. HBV has infected one-third of the worldwide population, and 350 million people suffer from chronic HBV infection. For these reasons, development of an accurate, sensitive, and expedient detection method for diagnosing, monitoring, and assessing therapeutic response of HBV is very necessary and urgent for public health and disease control...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279508/tuberculosis-elimination-and-the-challenge-of-latent-tuberculosis
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Alberto Matteelli, Giorgia Sulis, Susanna Capone, Lia D'Ambrosio, Giovanni Battista Migliori, Haileyesus Getahun
Latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) affects one third to one fourth of the human population and is the reservoir for a significant proportion of emerging active tuberculosis (TB) cases, especially in low incidence countries. The World Health Organization launched in 2015 the END-TB strategy that aims at TB elimination and promotes, for the first time ever, the management of LTBI. The preventive package, basically consisting of testing and treatment for LTBI in groups at high risk of reactivation, is a mainstay of the first pillar of the strategy, alongside prompt diagnosis and early treatment of both drug-susceptible and drug-resistant TB disease...
March 6, 2017: La Presse Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279227/treatment-outcomes-of-severe-acute-malnutrition-in-children-treated-within-outpatient-therapeutic-program-otp-at-wolaita-zone-southern-ethiopia-retrospective-cross-sectional-study
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Mulugeta Yohannis Kabalo, Canaan Negash Seifu
BACKGROUND: Children in third world countries suffer from severe acute malnutrition (SAM) in an extent of public health important. SAM management protocol available this time brought the approach from facility-based to community-based by Outpatient Therapeutic Program (OTP). But, little was known about the treatment outcomes of the program in Ethiopia. Thus, this study was aimed to assess treatment outcomes of SAM and identify factors associated among children treated at OTP in Wolaita Zone...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262357/mercury-exposure-and-alzheimer-s-disease-in-india-an-imminent-threat
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Parthasarathi Chakraborty
India is an industrial giant with one of the fastest growing major economies in the world. Primary energy consumption in India is third after China and the USA. Greater energy production brings the burden of increasing emissions of mercury (Hg). India ranks second for Hg emissions. Rising atmospheric Hg release, high Hg evasion processes, and increasing monomethylmercury (highly neurotoxin) accumulations in marine food products increase the potential for human and ecosystem Hg exposure. Hg has been identified to increase the risk of getting Alzheimer's disease (AD)...
March 2, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262332/report-from-the-world-health-organization-s-third-product-development-for-vaccines-advisory-committee-pdvac-meeting-geneva-8-10th-june-2016
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Birgitte K Giersing, Johan Vekemans, Samantha Nava, David C Kaslow, Vasee Moorthy
The third meeting of WHO's Product Development for Vaccines Advisory Committee (PDVAC) was held in June 2016, with a remit to revisit the pathogen areas for which significant progress has occurred since recommendations from the 2015 meeting, as well as to consider new advances in the development of vaccines against other pathogens. Since the previous meeting, significant progress has been made with regulatory approvals of the first malaria and dengue vaccines, and the first phase III trials of a respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) vaccine candidate has started in the elderly and pregnant women...
March 2, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258431/lactational-exposure-to-abamectin-induced-mortality-and-adverse-biochemical-and-histopathological-effects-in-suckling-pups
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Abdel-Tawab H Mossa, Mona A Abdel Rasoul, Samia M M Mohafrash
Information about the adverse effects of lactation transfer of abamectin (ABA) is important for human health, especially in the third-world countries where breastfeeding is the only source of nutrition for infants. So, the present study was undertaken to evaluate the adverse effects of breastfeeding exposure to ABA on oxidative damage and liver and kidney dysfunction in suckling rats. Dams were orally administered ABA at a doses 22.10, 11.05, and 2.21 mg a.i./kg b.wt from postnatal day 1 (PND1) until day 20 (PND20)...
March 3, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253469/thirty-years-of-the-world-health-organization-s-target-caesarean-section-rate-time-to-move-on
#16
Stephen J Robson, Caroline M de Costa
It has been 30 years since the World Health Organization first recommended a "maximum" caesarean section (CS) rate of 15%. There are demographic differences across the 194 WHO member countries; recent analyses suggest the optimal global CS rate is almost 20%. Attempts to reduce CS rates in developed countries have not worked. The strongest predictor of caesarean delivery for the first birth of "low risk" women appears to be maternal age; a factor that continues to increase. Most women whose first baby is born by caesarean delivery will have all subsequent children by caesarean delivery...
March 6, 2017: Medical Journal of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248676/impact-of-different-antiseptics-on-umbilical-cord-colonization-and-cord-separation-time
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Hulya Ozdemir, Hulya Bilgen, Ahmet Topuzoglu, Senay Coskun, Guner Soyletir, Mustafa Bakir, Eren Ozek
INTRODUCTION: There is still some uncertainty on cord care practices all around the world, especially in developing countries. The aim of our study was to investigate the effects of six different umbilical cord care practices on the rate of colonization and cord separation time. METHODOLOGY: A total of 516 newborns were randomly allocated to the following six umbilical cord care groups: group 1 received dry care; groups 2-4 received a single application of 70% alcohol, 4% chlorhexidine, or povidon-iodine in the delivery room, respectively, which were discontinued thereafter; groups 5 and 6 received a single application of 70% alcohol or 4% chlorhexidine, respectively, starting in the delivery room and continuing every six hours until discharge...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Infection in Developing Countries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246576/syndromic-surveillance-in-vanuatu-since-cyclone-pam-a-descriptive-study
#18
George Worwor, Anthony David Harries, Onofre Edwin Merilles, Kerri Viney, Jean Jacques Rory, George Taleo, Philippe Guyant
In 2012, Vanuatu designed and implemented a syndromic surveillance system based on the guidelines developed by the Pacific Community and the World Health Organization to provide early warning of outbreaks and other important public health events. Four core syndromes were endorsed for surveillance: acute fever and rash, prolonged fever, influenza-like illness and acute watery diarrhoea. In March 2015, Vanuatu was struck by Cyclone Pam, after which several important changes and improvements to the country's syndromic surveillance were made...
October 2016: Western Pacific Surveillance and Response Journal: WPSAR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240381/the-global-network-neonatal-cause-of-death-algorithm-for-low-resource-settings
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Ana L Garces, Elizabeth M McClure, Wilton Pérez, K Michael Hambidge, Nancy F Krebs, Lester Figueroa, Carl L Bose, Waldemar A Carlo, Constance Tenge, Fabian Esamai, Shivaprasad S Goudar, Sarah Saleem, Archana B Patel, Melody Chiwila, Elwyn Chomba, Antoinette Tshefu, Richard J Derman, Patricia L Hibberd, Sherri Bucher, Edward A Liechty, Melissa Bauserman, Janet L Moore, Marion Koso-Thomas, Menachem Miodovnik, Robert L Goldenberg
AIM: This study estimated the causes of neonatal death using an algorithm for low-resource areas, where 98% of the world's neonatal deaths occur. METHODS: We enrolled women in India, Pakistan, Guatemala, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya and Zambia from 2014-2016 and tracked their delivery and newborn outcomes for up to 28 days. Antenatal care and delivery symptoms were collected using a structured questionnaire, clinical observation and, or, a physical examination...
February 27, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229320/primary-headache-disorders-in-the-adult-general-population-of-pakistan-a-cross-sectional-nationwide-prevalence-survey
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A A Herekar, A Ahmad, U L Uqaili, B Ahmed, J Effendi, S Z Alvi, M A Shahab, U Javed, A D Herekar, Rafiq Khanani, T J Steiner
BACKGROUND: The large geographical gaps in our knowledge of the prevalence and burden of headache disorders include almost all of Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR). We report a nationwide population-based study in Pakistan, an EMR country with the sixth largest population in the world, conducted as a project within the Global Campaign against Headache. METHODS: We surveyed six locations from the four provinces of Pakistan: Punjab, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Baluchistan...
December 2017: Journal of Headache and Pain
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