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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349225/intergenerational-differences-in-smoking-among-west-indian-haitian-latin-american-and-african-blacks-in-the-united-states
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Tod G Hamilton, Tiffany L Green
Due in large part to increased migration from Africa and the Caribbean, black immigrants and their descendants are drastically changing the contours of health disparities among blacks in the United States. While prior studies have examined health variation among black immigrants by region of birth, few have explored the degree of variation in health behaviors, particularly smoking patterns, among first- and second- generation black immigrants by ancestral heritage. Using data from the 1995-2011 waves of the Tobacco Use Supplements of the Current Population Survey (TUS-CPS), we examine variation in current smoking status among first-, second-, and third/higher- generation black immigrants...
December 2017: SSM—Population Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342069/orthopaedics-in-haiti
#2
Bernard J Nau, Pierre Marie Woolley, Richardson Vertilus
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 17, 2018: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329386/the-role-of-service-readiness-and-health-care-facility-factors-in-attrition-from-option-b-in-haiti-a-joint-examination-of-electronic-medical-records-and-service-provision-assessment-survey-data
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Lauren Lipira, Christopher Kemp, Jean Wysler Domercant, Jean Guy Honoré, Kesner Francois, Nancy Puttkammer
Background: Option B+ is a strategy wherein pregnant or breastfeeding women with HIV are enrolled in lifelong antiretroviral therapy (ART) for prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV. In Haiti, attrition from Option B+ is problematic and variable across health care facilities. This study explores service readiness and other facility factors as predictors of Option B+ attrition in Haiti. Methods: This analysis used longitudinal data from 2012 to 2014 from the iSanté electronic medical record system and cross-sectional data from Haiti's 2013 Service Provision Assessment...
January 10, 2018: International Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306353/vibrio-cholerae-genomic-diversity-within-and-between-patients
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Inès Levade, Yves Terrat, Jean-Baptiste Leducq, Ana A Weil, Leslie M Mayo-Smith, Fahima Chowdhury, Ashraful I Khan, Jacques Boncy, Josiane Buteau, Louise C Ivers, Edward T Ryan, Richelle C Charles, Stephen B Calderwood, Firdausi Qadri, Jason B Harris, Regina C LaRocque, B Jesse Shapiro
Cholera is a severe, water-borne diarrhoeal disease caused by toxin-producing strains of the bacterium Vibrio cholerae. Comparative genomics has revealed 'waves' of cholera transmission and evolution, in which clones are successively replaced over decades and centuries. However, the extent of V. cholerae genetic diversity within an epidemic or even within an individual patient is poorly understood. Here, we characterized V. cholerae genomic diversity at a micro-epidemiological level within and between individual patients from Bangladesh and Haiti...
December 2017: Microbial Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274798/adapting-the-caesium-137-technique-to-document-soil-redistribution-rates-associated-with-traditional-cultivation-practices-in-haiti
#5
H Velasco, R Torres Astorga, D Joseph, J S Antoine, L Mabit, A Toloza, G Dercon, Des E Walling
Large-scale deforestation, intensive land use and unfavourable rainfall conditions are responsible for significant continuous degradation of the Haitian uplands. To develop soil conservation strategies, simple and cost-effective methods are needed to assess rates of soil loss from farmland in Haiti. The fallout radionuclide caesium-137 (137Cs) provides one such means of documenting medium-term soil redistribution rates. In this contribution, the authors report the first use in Haiti of 137Cs measurements to document soil redistribution rates and the associated pattern of erosion/sedimentation rates along typical hillslopes within a traditional upland Haitian farming area...
December 21, 2017: Journal of Environmental Radioactivity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29262288/demonstration-of-the-use-of-remote-temperature-monitoring-devices-in-vaccine-refrigerators-in-haiti
#6
Kathleen F Cavallaro, Jeannot Francois, Roody Jacques, Derline Mentor, Idrissa Yalcouye, Karen Wilkins, Nathan Mueller, Rebecca Turner, Aaron Wallace, Rania A Tohme
After the 2010 earthquake, Haiti committed to introducing 4 new antigens into its routine immunization schedule, which required improving its cold chain (ie, temperature-controlled supply chain) and increasing vaccine storage capacity by installing new refrigerators. We tested the feasibility of using remote temperature monitoring devices (RTMDs) in Haiti in a sample of vaccine refrigerators fueled by solar panels, propane gas, or electricity. We analyzed data from 16 RTMDs monitoring 24 refrigerators in 15 sites from March through August 2014...
January 1, 2017: Public Health Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260668/investigation-of-canine-mediated-human-rabies-death-haiti-2015
#7
Cuc H Tran, Melissa D Etheart, Lesly L Andrecy, Pierre Dilius Augustin, Maxwell Kligerman, Kelly Crowdis, Paul Adrien, Amber Dismer, Jesse D Blanton, Max Millien, Ryan M Wallace
In Haiti, an investigation occurred after the death of a 4-year-old girl with suspected rabies. With tips provided by community members, the investigation led to the identification of 2 probable rabies-related deaths and 16 persons bitten by rabid dogs, 75% of which chose postexposure prophylaxis. Community engagement can bolster rabies control.
January 2018: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29258564/effectiveness-of-a-campaign-to-implement-chlorhexidine-use-for-newborns-in-rural-haiti
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Susan M Walsh, Kathleen F Norr, Heather Sipsma, Leslie A Cordes, Girija Sankar
BACKGROUND: Chlorhexidine topical cord application is recommended to prevent umbilical cord infections in newborns delivered at home in low-resource settings. A community campaign introducing chlorhexidine for the first time in Haiti was developed. Traditional birth attendants (TBAs) were identified as implementers since they typically cut newborns' cords. TBAs were trained to apply chlorhexidine to the cord and demonstrate this procedure to the mother. Concurrently TBAs explained reasons for using chlorhexidine exclusively instead of traditional cord care practices...
December 19, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248034/health-outcomes-for-children-in-haiti-since-the-2010-earthquake-a-systematic-review
#9
Annie Dube, Madeline Moffatt, Colleen Davison, Susan Bartels
BACKGROUND: Haiti remains the poorest country in the Americas and one of the poorest in the world. Children in Haiti face many health concerns, some of which were exacerbated by the 2010 earthquake. This systematic review summarizes published research conducted since the 2010 earthquake, focusing on health outcomes for children in Haiti, including physical, psychological, and socioeconomic well-being. METHODS: A literature search was conducted identifying articles published from January 2010 through May 2016 related to pediatric health outcomes in Haiti...
December 18, 2017: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234496/persistent-diarrhoea-in-a-5-month-old-baby-carrying-vibrio-cholerae-nono1-nono139-producing-haitian-cholera-toxin
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P Kumar, S Karmakar, R Prasad, R Chopra, S Khandelwal, S Gupta, A C Dhariwal, P Yadav, P K Yadava
Cholera toxin (CT) is the principal virulence factor of Vibrio cholerae for fatal cholera diarrhoea. Serogroups O1 and O139 harbour CT and are known to be epidemic strains. The remaining serogroups (nonO1/nonO139) are non-toxigenic and may be associated with mild disease. O1 serogroup emerged with a variant of CT known as Haitian cholera toxin (HCT). The HCT strains are hypervirulent and have been associated with severe cholera outbreaks in India, Western Africa and Haiti. Here, we report the presence of HCT (ctxB7) in a nonO1/nonO139 isolate causing persistent diarrhoea...
January 2018: New Microbes and New Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232377/association-between-infrastructure-and-observed-quality-of-care-in-4-healthcare-services-a-cross-sectional-study-of-4-300-facilities-in-8-countries
#11
Hannah H Leslie, Zeye Sun, Margaret E Kruk
BACKGROUND: It is increasingly apparent that access to healthcare without adequate quality of care is insufficient to improve population health outcomes. We assess whether the most commonly measured attribute of health facilities in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs)-the structural inputs to care-predicts the clinical quality of care provided to patients. METHODS AND FINDINGS: Service Provision Assessments are nationally representative health facility surveys conducted by the Demographic and Health Survey Program with support from the US Agency for International Development...
December 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224789/pediatric-surgical-capacity-building-a-pathway-to-improving-access-to-pediatric-surgical-care-in-haiti
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Neema Kaseje, Hillary Jenny, Andre Patrick Jeudy, Jean Louis MacLee, John G Meara, Henri R Ford
PURPOSE: Lack of human resources is a major barrier to accessing pediatric surgical care globally. Our aim was to establish a model for pediatric surgical training of general surgery residents in a resource constrained region. MATERIALS/METHODS: A pediatric surgical program with a pediatric surgical rotation for general surgery residents in a tertiary hospital in Haiti in 2015 was established. We conducted twice daily patient rounds, ran an outpatient clinic, and provided emergent and elective pediatric surgical care, with tasks progressively given to residents until they could run clinic and perform the most common elective and emergent procedures...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218035/characterization-of-two-cryptic-plasmids-isolated-in-haiti-from-clinical-vibrio-cholerae-non-o1-non-o139
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Daniela Ceccarelli, Geneviève Garriss, Seon Y Choi, Nur A Hasan, Ramunas Stepanauskas, Mihai Pop, Anwar Huq, Rita R Colwell
We report the complete sequence of two novel plasmids, pSDH-1 and pSDH-2, isolated from clinical Vibrio cholerae non-O1/non-O139 during the early phase of the 2010 Haitian cholera epidemic. Plasmids were revealed by employing single-cell genomics and their genome content suggests self-mobilization and, for pSDH-2, a toxin-antitoxin (TA) system for plasmid stabilization was identified. The putative origin of replication of pSDH-2 was mapped suggesting it replicates following the ColE1 model of plasmid replication...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210966/our-mission-trip-to-haiti
#14
Tracey A Hotta
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: Plastic Surgical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210101/problems-of-dual-vulnerability-in-nutrition-a-qualitative-study-of-older-persons-caring-for-under-5-year-olds-in-post-disaster-haiti
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Stephanie Raybould, Thomas Ward, Renée Burnett, Logan Manikam, Mackentoch Tibe, Barry Munslow
SITUATION: Malnutrition plays a significant role in under-five mortality rates following disasters. Older people play an important role in childcare in non-Western societies, which often increases in displacement contexts. Until now, policy, in general, and nutrition programmes, in particular, have focused on the mother-child dyad. AIM: To gather information on possible barriers to older carers accessing nutritional services for the children they care for and explore ways to overcome these obstacles...
December 5, 2017: International Journal of Health Planning and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202071/childhood-anemia-in-rural-haiti-the-potential-role-of-community-health-workers
#16
Marie N Séraphin, Chen Xinguang, Mohamed Ag Ayoya, Ismael Ngnie-Teta, Ellen Boldon, Aissa Mamadoultaibou, Jean Ernst Saint-Fleur, Inobert Pierre
Background: Childhood iron deficiency anemia (IDA) is an important contributor to under-five mortality in the developing world. There is evidence that Community Health Worker (CHW) delivered programs to increase maternal knowledge of child health practices may decrease childhood IDA. This study reports findings on the association between a long standing CHW intervention and childhood anemia status in rural Haiti. Methods: Using structural equations and mediation analyses on data from a household-based survey of 621 mother/child dyads, we tested the hypothesis that CHW would have a direct positive effect on maternal knowledge and an indirect effect on childhood anemia in rural Haiti...
2017: Global Health Research and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29199858/what-do-humanitarian-emergency-organizations-do-about-palliative-care-a-systematic-review
#17
Martin Schneider, Sophie Pautex, François Chappuis
BACKGROUND: Humanitarian emergency organizations have only recently integrated care for non-communicable diseases into their relief action. The needs for palliative care in emergencies are still largely unmet. OBJECTIVE: A systematic review of health programmes run by international humanitarian organizations that take palliative care and/or enhanced pain control into account. METHODS: Electronic databases were searched for publications of health programmes providing palliative care and/or enhanced pain control in emergency situations...
December 4, 2017: Medicine, Conflict, and Survival
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196278/discrepancies-between-classic-and-digital-epidemiology-in-searching-for-the-mayaro-virus-preliminary-qualitative-and-quantitative-analysis-of-google-trends
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Mohammad Adawi, Nicola Luigi Bragazzi, Abdulla Watad, Kassem Sharif, Howard Amital, Naim Mahroum
BACKGROUND: Mayaro virus (MAYV), first discovered in Trinidad in 1954, is spread by the Haemagogus mosquito. Small outbreaks have been described in the past in the Amazon jungles of Brazil and other parts of South America. Recently, a case was reported in rural Haiti. OBJECTIVE: Given the emerging importance of MAYV, we aimed to explore the feasibility of exploiting a Web-based tool for monitoring and tracking MAYV cases. METHODS: Google Trends is an online tracking system...
December 1, 2017: JMIR Public Health and Surveillance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29188126/the-united-nations-material-assistance-to-survivors-of-cholera-in-haiti-consulting-survivors-and-rebuilding-trust
#19
Phuong N Pham, Niamh Gibbons, Patrick Vinck
Introduction: In August 2016, the United Nations (U.N.) Secretary General acknowledged the U.N.'s role in the cholera epidemic that has beset Haiti since 2010. Two months later, the Secretary General issued a historic apology to the Haitian people before the U.N. General Assembly, for the organization's insufficient response to the cholera outbreak. These steps are part of the U.N.'s "new approach" to cholera in Haiti, which also includes launching a material assistance package for those most affected by cholera...
October 23, 2017: PLoS Currents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187075/retention-in-care-among-patients-with-early-hiv-disease-in-haiti
#20
Kelly A Hennessey, Taina Dadaille Leger, Vanessa R Rivera, Adias Marcelin, Margaret L McNairy, Colette Guiteau, Jessy G Devieux, Yvel Marcelin, Benedict Charles, Pierre-Yves Cremieux, Serena P Koenig, Jean W Pape
In September 2015, the World Health Organization updated their guidelines to recommend antiretroviral therapy (ART) for all people living with HIV. Countries are now in the process of implementing strategies to provide universal HIV treatment. We analyzed the rate of retention and time to ART eligibility (according to 2013 WHO guidelines) among 3,345 adult patients receiving positive HIV test results between February 1, 2003 and March 31, 2013 at the GHESKIO Clinic in Haiti, with WHO stage 1 or 2 disease and initial CD4 cell count >500 cells/mm3...
January 1, 2017: Journal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care
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