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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722615/assessing-the-short-term-global-health-experience-a-cross-sectional-study-of-demographics-socioeconomic-factors-and-disease-prevalence
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Olivia Geen, Allison Pumputis, Cristina Kochi, Andrew Costa, Karl Stobbe
Interest in short-term global health experiences to underserviced populations has grown rapidly in the last few decades. However, there remains very little research on what participants can expect to encounter. At the same time, it has been suggested that in order for physicians and workers to provide safe and effective care, volunteers should have a basic understanding of local culture, health systems, epidemiology, and socioeconomic needs of the community before arriving. Our objective was to add to the limited literature on what short-term global health trips can expect to encounter through a cross-sectional study of patient demographics, socioeconomic markers, and the prevalence of diseases encountered on a short-term medical service trip to Lima, Peru...
June 12, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720037/emergency-department-visits-of-syrian-refugees-and-the-cost-of-their-healthcare
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Umut Gulacti, Ugur Lok, Haci Polat
The aim of this study was to evaluate the demographic and clinical characteristics of Emergency Department (ED) visits made by Syrian refugees and to assess the cost of their healthcare. This retrospective study was conducted in adult Syrians who visited the ED of Adiyaman University Training and Research Hospital, Adiyaman Province, Turkey, between 01 January and 31 December 2015. We evaluated 10,529 Syrian refugees who visited the ED, of whom 9,842 were included in the study. The number of ED visits significantly increased in 2015 compared with 2010; the increase in the proportion of total ED visits was 8% (n = 11,275, dif: 8%, CI 95%: 7...
July 18, 2017: Pathogens and Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719693/effect-of-high-dose-vs-standard-dose-wintertime-vitamin-d-supplementation-on-viral-upper-respiratory-tract-infections-in-young-healthy-children
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Mary Aglipay, Catherine S Birken, Patricia C Parkin, Mark B Loeb, Kevin Thorpe, Yang Chen, Andreas Laupacis, Muhammad Mamdani, Colin Macarthur, Jeffrey S Hoch, Tony Mazzulli, Jonathon L Maguire
Importance: Epidemiological studies support a link between low 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels and a higher risk of viral upper respiratory tract infections. However, whether winter supplementation of vitamin D reduces the risk among children is unknown. Objective: To determine whether high-dose vs standard-dose vitamin D supplementation reduces the incidence of wintertime upper respiratory tract infections in young children. Design, Setting, and Participants: A randomized clinical trial was conducted during the winter months between September 13, 2011, and June 30, 2015, among children aged 1 through 5 years enrolled in TARGet Kids!, a multisite primary care practice-based research network in Toronto, Ontario, Canada...
July 18, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719637/microbiome-overview-in-swine-lungs
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Franciele Maboni Siqueira, Esteban Pérez-Wohlfeil, Fabíola Marques Carvalho, Oswaldo Trelles, Irene Silveira Schrank, Ana Tereza Ribeiro Vasconcelos, Arnaldo Zaha
Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae is the etiologic agent of swine enzootic pneumonia. However other mycoplasma species and secondary bacteria are found as inhabitants of the swine respiratory tract, which can be also related to disease. In the present study we have performed a total DNA metagenomic analysis from the lungs of pigs kept in a field condition, with suggestive signals of enzootic pneumonia and without any infection signals to evaluate the bacteria variability of the lungs microbiota. Libraries from metagenomic DNA were prepared and sequenced using total DNA shotgun metagenomic pyrosequencing...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719504/severe-lower-respiratory-tract-infection-caused-by-human-bocavirus-1-in-an-infant
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Vesa Eskola, Man Xu, Maria Söderlund-Venermo
We report a case of human bocavirus 1 (HBoV1) bronchiolitis that led to life-threatening respiratory failure in a 9-month-old boy with no other pathogens detected. The virus-specific diagnosis was confirmed with the detection of HBoV1 DNA in respiratory samples and both DNA and immunoglobulins M and G to HBoV1 in serum samples.
July 13, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719323/burden-and-seasonality-of-viral-acute-respiratory-tract-infections-among-outpatients-in-southern-sri-lanka
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David Shapiro, Champica K Bodinayake, Ajith Nagahawatte, Vasantha Devasiri, Ruvini Kurukulasooriya, Jeremy Hsiang, Bradley Nicholson, Aruna Dharshan De Silva, Truls Østbye, Megan E Reller, Christopher W Woods, L Gayani Tillekeratne
In tropical and subtropical settings, the epidemiology of viral acute respiratory tract infections varies widely between countries. We determined the etiology, seasonality, and clinical presentation of viral acute respiratory tract infections among outpatients in southern Sri Lanka. From March 2013 to January 2015, we enrolled outpatients presenting with influenza-like illness (ILI). Nasal/nasopharyngeal samples were tested in duplicate using antigen-based rapid influenza testing and multiplex polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for respiratory viruses...
July 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718488/infectious-disease-morbidity-and-growth-among-young-hiv-exposed-uninfected-children-in-jamaica
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Russell B Pierre, Toni-Anne Fulford, Kaye Lewis, Paulette Palmer, Christine Walters, Celia D C Christie
Objective: There is a growing body of data that demonstrates increased infectious disease outcomes for HIV-exposed uninfected (HIV-EU) infants as compared to their HIV-unexposed (HU) counterparts. We hypothesized that these HIV-EU infants are at greater risk for infectious morbidity and mortality when compared to the general childhood population. We therefore aimed to characterize infections and growth outcomes among HIV-EU infants in Jamaica during their first two years of life. By identifying these outcomes, specific interventions could be implemented to mitigate this risk of morbidity and mortality...
December 2016: Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública, Pan American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718275/-assessment-of-adherence-to-antibiotic-treatment-in-primary-care-by-determining-levels-of-the-drug-using-a-liquid-chromatography-technique
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P Navarro-Gómez, A Sorlózano-Puerto, M M Olmo-Navas, P Nieto-Guindo, R Dueñas-Alcalá, J Gutiérrez-Fernández, R Romero-González, M A Rodriguez-Maresca
OBJECTIVE: The lack of adherence to antibiotic treatments is a matter of special interest, which has important clinical implications, as it is associated with therapeutic failure and increased bacterial resistance causing a high sani-tary cost. The objective of our study was to assess the degree of adherence to prescribed antibiotic treatment in outpatients through the detection of these in blood, urine or sputum. METHODS: Concentrations of antibiotics prescribed in 39 patients (34 with clinical suspicion of urinary tract infection and 5 with clinical suspicion of low respiratory tract infection) treated in Primary Care consultations of the Sanitary District of Almería (Spain) were determined by ultra-high performance liquid chromatography coupled to tandem mass spectrometry...
July 18, 2017: Revista Española de Quimioterapia: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Quimioterapia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718264/malignant-infantile-osteopetrosis
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Saima Gillani, Zaheer Abbas
Two main forms of osteopetrosis are recognized, a severe autosomal recessive form (MIM 259700) with an incidence of approximately 1 in 250,000 births and a mild autosomal dominant form (MIM166600) with an incidence of 1 in 20,000 births. Intrinsic disturbances of osteoclastic function due to mutations in genes encoding osteoclast-specific subunits of the vacuolar proton pump (TCIRG1, CLCN7) are found in most patients with recessive form. Mutations of CLCN7 are observed in dominant form of osteopetrosis .The recessive form of ostreopetrosis, i...
April 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716451/multidrug-resistant-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-lower-respiratory-tract-infections-in-the-intensive-care-unit-prevalence-and-risk-factors
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Trang D Trinh, Evan J Zasowski, Kimberly C Claeys, Abdalhamid M Lagnf, Shravya Kidambi, Susan L Davis, Michael J Rybak
Intensive care unit (ICU) admission is a risk for multidrug-resistant (MDR) Pseudomonas aeruginosa, but factors specific to critically ill pneumonia patients are not fully characterized. Objective was to determine risk factors associated with MDR P. aeruginosa pneumonia among ICU patients. This was a retrospective case-control study of P. aeruginosa pneumonia in the ICU; cystic fibrosis and colonizers were excluded. Risk factors included comorbid conditions and prior healthcare exposure (anti-pseudomonal antibiotics, hospitalizations, nursing home, P...
June 19, 2017: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714847/modulation-of-the-transcription-factor-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-in-antigen-presenting-cells-by-bovine-respiratory-syncytial-virus-small-hydrophobic-protein
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Nicola Pollock, Geraldine Taylor, Fatoumatta Jobe, Efrain Guzman
Bovine respiratory syncytial virus (BRSV) is an important cause of respiratory disease in young cattle and is closely related to human RSV (HRSV), which causes severe respiratory disease in infants and the elderly. The RSV genome encodes a small hydrophobic (SH) protein with viroporin activity. Previous studies have shown that recombinant BRSV lacking the SH gene (rBRSVΔSH) is attenuated in the lungs, but not in the upper respiratory tract, of calves and mucosal vaccination with rBRSVΔSH induced long-lasting protective immunity...
July 17, 2017: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714782/delayed-antibiotic-prescription-for-upper-respiratory-tract-infections-in-children-under-primary-care-physicians-views
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Camilla Flintholm Raft, Lars Bjerrum, Magnus Arpi, Jens Otto Jarløv, Jette Nygaard Jensen
BACKGROUND: Overprescribing antibiotics for common or inaccurately diagnosed childhood infections is a frequent problem in primary healthcare in most countries. Delayed antibiotic prescriptions have been shown to reduce the use of antibiotics in primary healthcare. OBJECTIVE: The aim was to examine primary care physicians' views on delayed antibiotic prescriptions to preschool children with symptoms of upper respiratory tract infections (URTIs). METHODS: A questionnaire was sent to 1180 physicians working in general practice in the Capital Region of Denmark, between January and March 2015...
December 2017: European Journal of General Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714745/long-term-use-of-inhaled-corticosteroids-and-risk-of-upper-respiratory-tract-infection-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-a-meta-analysis
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Mingjin Yang, Hong Chen, Yan Zhang, Yuejun Du, Ying Xu, Ping Jiang, Zhibo Xu
Recent studies have suggested that inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) may be associated with higher risks of tuberculosis and pneumonia in patients with COPD. However, it is not known whether ICS increases the risk of upper respiratory tract infection (URTI). Aim of this study was to explore the relationship between ICS and URTI. Through a comprehensive literature search of PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, and Google Scholar from inception to March 2016, we identified randomized controlled trials of ICS therapy lasting at least 6 months...
July 17, 2017: Inhalation Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712673/extract-critical-factors-affecting-the-length-of-hospital-stay-of-pneumonia-patient-by-data-mining-case-study-an-iranian-hospital
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Naghmeh Khajehali, Somayeh Alizadeh
MOTIVATION: Pneumonia is a prevalent infection of lower respiratory tract caused by infected lungs. Length of stay (LOS) in hospital is one of the simplest and most important indicators in hospital activity that is used for different purposes. The aim of this study is to explore the important factors affecting the LOS of patients with pneumonia in hospitals. METHODS: The clinical data set for the study were collected from 387 patients in a specialized hospital in Iran between 2009 and 2015...
July 13, 2017: Artificial Intelligence in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712517/comparison-of-oropharyngeal-and-nasopharyngeal-swab-specimens-for-the-detection-of-mycoplasma-pneumoniae-in-children-with-lower-respiratory-tract-infection
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Fujio Kakuya, Takahiro Kinebuchi, Hitoshi Okubo, Kumihiro Matsuo
The oropharyngeal swab specimen was superior to the nasopharyngeal swab specimen for the detection of Mycoplasma pneumoniae in children with lower respiratory tract infection. The oropharyngeal loop-mediated isothermal amplification had 100% sensitivity and specificity compared with polymerase chain reaction testing, whereas the oropharyngeal rapid antigen detection test using immunochromatographic assay had relatively low sensitivity (66%) and reasonable specificity (90.7%).
July 13, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712182/trend-of-irrational-medication-among-the-students-of-department-of-pharmacy-abbottabad-university-of-science-and-technology-in-common-cold-and-flu
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Mujeeb Ur Rehman, Saif Ullah Mehsud, Sartaj Ali, Muhammad Ishaq, Mumtaz Ali Khan
BACKGROUND: Common cold and flu are mostly of viral pathogenesis with symptoms in upper respiratory tract. It is highly contagious and close inter-individual contact in winter season increase the spread spectrum. Mis-interpretation with bacterial cause leads to irrationality in its medication. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted among pharmacy department students in February-March 2016. Data were collected through self-administered questionnaire and expressed as percentage frequency...
January 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711959/a-multicentre-study-on-the-efficacy-safety-and-pharmacokinetics-of-iqymune%C3%A2-a-highly-purified-10-liquid-intravenous-immunoglobulin-in-patients-with-primary-immune-deficiency
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Gergely Krivan, Ludmila Chernyshova, Larysa Kostyuchenko, Andrzej Lange, Zoltan Nyul, Beata Derfalvi, Jacek Musial, Anne Bellon, Martin Kappler, Alain Sadoun, Ewa Bernatowska
This multicentre, open-label, prospective, single-arm study was designed to evaluate the efficacy, pharmacokinetics, and safety of IqYmune®, a highly purified 10% polyvalent immunoglobulin preparation for intravenous administration in patients with primary immunodeficiency. IqYmune® was administered to 62 patients (aged 2-61 years) with X-linked agammaglobulinemia or common variable immune deficiency at a dose from 0.22 to 0.97 g/kg every 3 to 4 weeks for 12 months with an infusion rate up to 8 mL/kg/h...
July 15, 2017: Journal of Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711676/should-we-consider-fecal-colonization-with-extended-spectrum-%C3%AE-lactamase-producing-enterobacteriaceae-in-empiric-therapy-of-community-onset-sepsis
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Daša Stupica, Lara Lusa, Mirijam Nahtigal Klevišar, Sara Terzić, Mateja Pirš, Manica Mueller Premru, Franc Strle
In patients colonized with extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (ESBL-E), the preference for carbapenems (CRB) over non-CRB antibiotics for empiric therapy of sepsis is questionable from an ecologic perspective and also how well colonization actually predicts an ESBL-E etiology of infection has been poorly investigated. The purpose of this retrospective observational study was to determine the positive predictive value (PPV) of ESBL-E fecal colonization for ESBL-E etiology of sepsis and the impact of empiric therapy on treatment outcome...
July 12, 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711430/implementation-of-a-national-bundle-care-program-to-reduce-catheter-associated-urinary-tract-infection-in-high-risk-units-of-hospitals-in-taiwan
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Chih-Cheng Lai, Chun-Ming Lee, Hsiu-Tzy Chiang, Ching-Tzu Hung, Ying-Chun Chen, Li-Hsiang Su, Zhi-Yuan Shi, Jein-Wei Liu, Chang-Pan Liu, Min-Chi Lu, Yin-Ching Chuang, Wen-Chien Ko, Shu-Hui Tseng, Yen-Hsu Chen, Po-Ren Hsueh
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: This study was intended to investigate the impact of implementation of catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CA-UTI) bundle care on the incidence of CA-UTI in high-risk units. METHODS: Thirteen high-risk units, including medical (n = 5), surgical (n = 3), cardiac intensive care units (n = 2), respiratory care centers (n = 2), and respiratory care ward (n = 1) were included in this quality-improvement project. This study was divided into pre-intervention phase (from January 1 to July 31) and post-intervention phase (from August 1 to October 31) in 2013...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection, Wei Mian Yu Gan Ran za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710699/examining-early-childhood-health-outcomes-of-children-born-late-preterm-in-urban-manitoba
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Leah K Crockett, Marni D Brownell, Maureen I Heaman, Chelsea A Ruth, Heather J Prior
Objective The late preterm population [34-36 weeks gestational age (GA)] is known to incur increased morbidity in the infancy stage compared to the population born at term (39-41 weeks GA). This study aimed to examine the health of these children during their early childhood years, with specific attention to the role of socioeconomic status. Methods A retrospective cohort study was conducted using data from the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, including all live-born children born at 34-36 and 39-41 weeks GA in urban Manitoba between 2000 and 2005 (n = 28,100)...
July 14, 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
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