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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936380/knowledge-and-attitude-of-teenagers-towards-electronic-cigarettes-in-karachi-pakistan
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Asim Shaikh, Hamza T Ansari, Zeerak Ahmad, Mahnoor Y Shaikh, Ilma Khalid, Maha Jahangir, Amna Majeed, Nimra Shakeel, Arsalan Ahmed, Roha Saeed Memon, Eleze Tariq, Rafia Irfan, Dania Madni
Introduction Studies have shown that electronic cigarettes have gained immense popularity and their use has increased dramatically all over the world. However, little is known about the knowledge and attitudes towards e-cigarettes in third world countries such as Pakistan. The aim of this study was to determine the perceptions of teenagers in Karachi regarding e-cigarettes and whether the differences in said perceptions were affected by gender and level of education. Methods We conducted a cross-sectional study in January 2017 using convenience sampling and interviewed 441 young individuals, aged 13 to 19 years, to determine their knowledge, attitudes, and practices regarding e-cigarettes...
July 13, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930525/micronutrient-formulations-for-prevention-of-complications-of-pregnancy
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R B Singh, Sanjay Mishra, Shailesh Kumar, Amit Mani Tiwari, Fabien De Meester, Ramesh K Goyal, Kumar Kartikey, Meenakshi Singh
According to a relatively recent UNICEF report, 15 percent of the infant population of the world is of low birth weight with India accounting for one third of all the world's low-weight newborns. Twenty percent of all low birth weight infants die within a month. This mortality figure is higher in developing countries due to inadequate nutritional intake by pregnant women. Development of a new package of nutrient-rich food based on egg or milk or soy bean proteins, containing multiple micronutrient supplements, available at affordable cost, may protect against morbidity and mortality among pregnant women as well as low birth weight in newborns...
January 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Scholar Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930035/calgary-edmonton-and-the-university-of-alberta-the-extraordinary-medical-mobilization-by-canada-s-newest-province
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Mark P Da Cambra, Vivian C McAlister
The Canadian contribution of medical services to the British Empire during the First World War was a national endeavour. Physicians from across the country enlisted in local regiments to join. No other region provided more physicians per capita than the newly formed province of Alberta. Largely organized through the Medical School of the University of Alberta, the No. 11 Canadian Field Ambulance out of Edmonton and the No. 8 Canadian Field Ambulance out of Calgary ultimately enlisted between one-third and half of the province's doctors to the war campaign...
September 2017: Canadian Journal of Surgery. Journal Canadien de Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913887/the-equity-of-access-to-primary-dental-care-in-s%C3%A3-o-paulo-brazil-a-geospatial-analysis
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Aidan Yuen, Carla Martins Rocha, Estie Kruger, Marc Tennant
OBJECTIVES: Brazil is one of the largest countries in the world, in terms of geography and population. Most Brazilians reside in the south and south-eastern regions, with notable numbers in the regions' megacities, such as São Paulo city. Healthcare provision in such a complex environment is difficult. Thus, a clear understanding of the distribution - or rather, the maldistribution - of these services is fundamental for optimising the allocation of human and financial resources to areas of greatest privation...
September 15, 2017: International Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905463/epidemiological-and-clinical-features-of-adult-t-cell-leukemia-lymphoma-atl-in-japan-2010-2011-a-nationwide-survey
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Kisato Nosaka, Masako Iwanaga, Yoshitaka Imaizumi, Kenji Ishitsuka, Kenichi Ishizawa, Yoji Ishida, Masahiro Amano, Takashi Ishida, Naokuni Uike, Atae Utsunomiya, Koichi Ohshima, Kazuhiro Kawai, Junji Tanaka, Yoshiki Tokura, Kensei Tobinai, Toshiki Watanabe, Kaoru Uchimaru, Kunihiro Tsukasaki
Adult T-cell leukemia-lymphoma (ATL) is a mature T-cell malignancy associated with human T-cell leukemia virus type I (HTLV-1) infection. Japan is the most endemic country for HTLV-1 and ATL in the world. Recent nationwide studies of Japanese blood donors reported that HTLV-1 carriers spread from endemic areas to non-endemic areas. Therefore, the latest information on nationwide epidemiological and clinical data for ATL is necessary to guide clinical practice. We conducted a multicenter, hospital-based survey of newly diagnosed ATL patients from 2010 to 2011...
September 14, 2017: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903614/context-specific-food-based-approach-for-ensuring-nutrition-security-in-developing-countries-a-review
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Jofrey Raymond, Neema Kassim, Jerman W Rose, Morris Agaba
Sustainable food strategies for meeting nutrient needs in developing countries are not well established. The available evidence shows that more than one-third of the world's population is facing under-nutrition, of which the most affected individuals are children and mothers from poor countries. In most developing countries, losses resulting from malnutrition are between 3 and 16% of the gross domestic product. This burden is far larger than the donor-driven and government programmes can tackle alone. As such, an innovative approach, which is independent and not donor-based, is needed to reduce the burden of malnutrition in low-income countries...
September 13, 2017: International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893307/interventions-to-control-myopia-progression-in-children-protocol-for-an-overview-of-systematic-reviews-and-meta-analyses
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Efthymia Prousali, Asimina Mataftsi, Nikolaos Ziakas, Andreas Fontalis, Periklis Brazitikos, Anna-Bettina Haidich
BACKGROUND: Myopia is a common visual disorder with increasing prevalence among developed countries of the world. Myopia constitutes a substantial risk factor for several ocular conditions that can lead to blindness. The purpose of this study is to conduct an overview of systematic reviews and meta-analyses in order to identify and appraise robust research evidence regarding the management of myopia progression in children and adolescents. METHODS: A literature search will be conducted in MEDLINE, EMBASE, The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR), Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (DARE), and Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database via Centre for Reviews and Dissemination (CRD)...
September 11, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893183/antimicrobial-resistance-in-africa-a-systematic-review
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Birkneh Tilahun Tadesse, Elizabeth A Ashley, Stefano Ongarello, Joshua Havumaki, Miranga Wijegoonewardena, Iveth J González, Sabine Dittrich
BACKGROUND: Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is widely acknowledged as a global problem, yet in many parts of the world its magnitude is still not well understood. This review, using a public health focused approach, aimed to understand and describe the current status of AMR in Africa in relation to common causes of infections and drugs recommended in WHO treatment guidelines. METHODS: PubMed, EMBASE and other relevant databases were searched for recent articles (2013-2016) in accordance with the PRISMA guidelines...
September 11, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871323/-orthopedic-surgery-in-dhulikhel-nepal
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REVIEW
K H Winker, W Mutschler
Nepal is one of the 20 poorest countries in the world. Thus, medical care in Nepal is dependent on significant medical and financial commitment from within and outside the country. Dhulikhel Hospital - Kathmandu University Hospital (DH-KUH) was founded in 1996 by Prof. Dr. Ram and colleagues. Collaboration and support of many people and institutions are, in contrast to the experience in other hospitals of the third world, characterized by an extraordinary sustainability. The reason for this is the spirit lived according to the motto "best service for the poor"...
September 4, 2017: Der Unfallchirurg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860943/biochemical-and-histological-alterations-induced-by-the-smoke-of-allethrin-based-mosquito-coil-on-mice-model
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M Abdulla Al-Mamun, M Ataur Rahman, M Habibur Rahman, K M F Hoque, Z Ferdousi, Mohammad Nurul Matin, M Abu Reza
BACKGROUND: Mosquito coil (MC) emits insecticide upon burning which provides limited protection against lethal mosquito borne diseases. However, apart from killing the insect, toxicities associated with the inhalation of these insecticides poses severe health hazards. However, the use of MC is increasing day by day in third world countries in particular but, yet to receive enough attention of both policy maker and general public. The current study was aimed to assess the MC smoke induced damage of pulmonary and hepatic tissues along with observing the alterations of several blood biochemical parameters in mice model...
2017: BMC Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859342/developing-research-in-infectious-and-tropical-diseases-in-africa-the-paradigm-of-senegal
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Cheikh Sokhna, Oumar Gaye, Ogobara Doumbo
Infectious diseases represent one of the greatest potential barriers to achievement of the third Sustainable Development Goals in African countries and around the world because they continue to pose major public health challenges. The surveillance of infectious diseases has recently assumed greater importance in most African countries, both because of the emergence of infectious diseases and because strains of pathogens that cause tuberculosis, malaria, cholera, dysentery, and pneumonia have developed resistance to common and inexpensive antimicrobial drugs...
August 15, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856065/the-enduring-health-challenges-of-afghan-immigrants-and-refugees-in-iran-a-systematic-review
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Nasim Sadat Hosseini Divkolaye, Frederick M Burkle
INTRODUCTION: Iran is the third country in the world with the highest number of registered refugees with the majority coming from Afghanistan. They suffer major health and social risks yet their health status has never been comprehensively determined. METHODS: This systematic review of the literature highlights major disparities among documented immigrants in health access, communicable and non-communicable diseases and the increasingly desperate plight of undocumented immigrants...
July 21, 2017: PLoS Currents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28853629/impact-of-the-global-food-safety-initiative-on-food-safety-worldwide-statistical-analysis-of-a-survey-of-international-food-processors
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Philip G Crandall, Andy Mauromoustakos, Corliss A O'Bryan, Kevin C Thompson, Frank Yiannas, Kerry Bridges, Catherine Francois
In 2000, the Consumer Goods Forum established the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) to increase the safety of the world's food supply and to harmonize food safety regulations worldwide. In 2013, a university research team in conjunction with Diversey Consulting (Sealed Air), the Consumer Goods Forum, and officers of GFSI solicited input from more than 15,000 GFSI-certified food producers worldwide to determine whether GFSI certification had lived up to these expectations. A total of 828 usable questionnaires were analyzed, representing about 2,300 food manufacturing facilities and food suppliers in 21 countries, mainly across Western Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and North America...
August 30, 2017: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28839428/from-diagnosis-to-treatment-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-an-epidemic-problem-for-both-developed-and-developing-world
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REVIEW
Dimitrios Dimitroulis, Christos Damaskos, Serena Valsami, Spyridon Davakis, Nikolaos Garmpis, Eleftherios Spartalis, Antonios Athanasiou, Demetrios Moris, Stratigoula Sakellariou, Stylianos Kykalos, Gerasimos Tsourouflis, Anna Garmpi, Ioanna Delladetsima, Konstantinos Kontzoglou, Gregory Kouraklis
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the most frequent primary liver malignancy and the third cause of cancer-related death in the Western Countries. The well-established causes of HCC are chronic liver infections such as hepatitis B virus or chronic hepatitis C virus, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, consumption of aflatoxins and tobacco smocking. Clinical presentation varies widely; patients can be asymptomatic while symptomatology extends from right upper abdominal quadrant paint and weight loss to obstructive jaundice and lethargy...
August 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838188/administering-multiple-injectable-vaccines-during-a-single-visit-summary-of-findings-from-the-accelerated-introduction-of-inactivated-polio-vaccine-globally
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REVIEW
Samantha B Dolan, Manish Patel, Lee M Hampton, Eleanor Burnett, Daniel C Ehlman, Julie Garon, Emily Cloessner, Elizabeth Chmielewski, Terri B Hyde, Carsten Mantel, Aaron S Wallace
Background: In 2013, the World Health Organization's (WHO's) Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) recommended that all 126 countries using only oral polio vaccine (OPV) introduce at least 1 dose of inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) into their routine immunization schedules by the end of 2015. In many countries, the addition of IPV would necessitate delivery of multiple injectable vaccines (hereafter, "multiple injections") during a single visit, with infants receiving IPV alongside pentavalent vaccine (which covers diphtheria, tetanus, and whole-cell pertussis; hepatitis B; and Haemophilus influenzae type b) and pneumococcal vaccine...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28832795/cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-in-an-average-brazilian-intensive-care-unit-should-we-perform-less-or-better
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Leonardo Augusto Miana, Marcella Mendes Moraes, Bernardo Mendes Moraes, Pedro Guilherme Ponte, Eduardo Venturelli, Rodrigo Urbano Mallosto, Alexander Moreira-Almeida
Introduction: Few data can be found about cardiac arrest in the intensive care unit outside reference centers in third world countries. Objective: To study epidemiology and prognostic factors associated with cardiac arrest in the intensive care unit (ICU) in an average Brazilian center. Methods: Between June 2011 and July 2014, 302 cases of cardiac arrest in the intensive care unit were prospectively evaluated in 273 patients (age: 68.9 ± 15 years) admitted in three mixed units...
May 2017: Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812838/forced-migration-and-global-responsibility-for-health-comment-on-defining-and-acting-on-global-health-the-case-of-japan-and-the-refugee-crisis
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Kayvan Bozorgmehr, Oliver Razum
Forced migration has become a world-wide phenomenon in the past century, affecting increasing numbers of countries and people. It entails important challenges from a global health perspective. Leppold et al have critically discussed the Japanese interpretation of global responsibility for health in the context of forced migration. This commentary complements their analysis by outlining three priority areas of global health responsibility for European Union (EU) countries. We highlight important stages of the migration phases related to forced migration and propose three arguments...
November 5, 2016: International Journal of Health Policy and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811375/temperature-increase-reduces-global-yields-of-major-crops-in-four-independent-estimates
#18
Chuang Zhao, Bing Liu, Shilong Piao, Xuhui Wang, David B Lobell, Yao Huang, Mengtian Huang, Yitong Yao, Simona Bassu, Philippe Ciais, Jean-Louis Durand, Joshua Elliott, Frank Ewert, Ivan A Janssens, Tao Li, Erda Lin, Qiang Liu, Pierre Martre, Christoph Müller, Shushi Peng, Josep Peñuelas, Alex C Ruane, Daniel Wallach, Tao Wang, Donghai Wu, Zhuo Liu, Yan Zhu, Zaichun Zhu, Senthold Asseng
Wheat, rice, maize, and soybean provide two-thirds of human caloric intake. Assessing the impact of global temperature increase on production of these crops is therefore critical to maintaining global food supply, but different studies have yielded different results. Here, we investigated the impacts of temperature on yields of the four crops by compiling extensive published results from four analytical methods: global grid-based and local point-based models, statistical regressions, and field-warming experiments...
August 29, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807472/a-survey-of-domestic-wells-and-pit-latrines-in-rural-settlements-of-mali-implications-of-on-site-sanitation-on-the-quality-of-water-supplies
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P Martínez-Santos, M Martín-Loeches, N García-Castro, D Solera, S Díaz-Alcaide, E Montero, J García-Rincón
On-site sanitation is generally advocated as a means to eradicate the health hazards associated with open defecation. While this has provided a welcome upgrade to the livelihoods of millions of people in low-income countries, improved sanitation facilities are increasingly becoming a threat to domestic groundwater-based supplies. Within this context, a survey of pit latrines, domestic wells and improved water sources was carried out in a large rural village of southern Mali. All households were surveyed for water, sanitation and hygiene habits...
October 2017: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806206/chronic-pain-and-associated-factors-in-india-and-nepal-a-pilot-study-of-the-vanderbilt-global-pain-survey
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Jenna L Walters, Kelly Baxter, Hannah Chapman, Tracy Jackson, Adinarayanan Sethuramachandran, Marcus Couldridge, Hem Raj Joshi, Pankaj Kundra, Xulei Liu, Divya Nair, Bonnie Sullivan, Matthew S Shotwell, Ryan J Jense, Nicholas J Kassebaum, K A Kelly McQueen
BACKGROUND: Evaluation and treatment of chronic pain worldwide are limited by the lack of standardized assessment tools incorporating consistent definitions of pain chronicity and specific queries of known social and psychological risk factors for chronic pain. The Vanderbilt Global Pain Survey (VGPS) was developed as a tool to address these concerns, specifically in the low- and middle-income countries where global burden is highest. METHODS: The VGPS was developed using standardized and cross-culturally validated metrics, including the Brief Pain Inventory and World Health Organization Disability Assessment Scale, as well as the Pain Catastrophizing Scale, the Fibromyalgia Survey Questionnaire along with queries about pain attitudes to assess the prevalence of chronic pain and disability along with its psychosocial and emotional associations...
August 10, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
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