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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579911/impact-of-the-lymphatic-filariasis-control-program-towards-elimination-of-filariasis-in-vanuatu-1997-2006
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Tammy Allen, Fasihah Taleo, Patricia M Graves, Peter Wood, George Taleo, Margaret C Baker, Mark Bradley, Kazuyo Ichimori
BACKGROUND: Lymphatic filariasis (LF) occurs when filarial parasites are transmitted to humans through mosquitoes. The filarial worms affect the lymphatic system which leads to abnormal enlargement of body parts, chronic pain, disability, and social discrimination. In 1999, a commitment was made to eliminate LF from the Pacific Region by 2010. The Pacific Program to Eliminate LF began, with Vanuatu being one of the 16 endemic countries included in this program. METHODS: In 1997/1998 a LF prevalence baseline survey was conducted to determine the need for mass drug administration (MDA) in Vanuatu...
2017: Tropical Medicine and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554067/merging-contemporary-learning-theory-with-mental-health-promotion-to-produce-an-effective-schools-based-program
#2
Margaret McAllister, Bruce Allen Knight, Cathie Withyman
Approximately three quarters of all major mental disorders begin in adolescence. Finding ways to buffer against stress, access social support and connection and flexibly draw upon a range of coping mechanisms are vital strategies that young people can use to promote mental health and wellbeing and to navigate this turbulent life transition successfully. Within Australia, like other parts of the world such as the UK and the USA, it is a sad reality that when young people do become distressed they are not self-caring or supporting others effectively, and not seeking or receiving appropriate help...
May 22, 2017: Nurse Education in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539196/effects-of-the-informed-health-choices-podcast-on-the-ability-of-parents-of-primary-school-children-in-uganda-to-assess-claims-about-treatment-effects-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Daniel Semakula, Allen Nsangi, Andrew D Oxman, Matt Oxman, Astrid Austvoll-Dahlgren, Sarah Rosenbaum, Angela Morelli, Claire Glenton, Simon Lewin, Margaret Kaseje, Iain Chalmers, Atle Fretheim, Doris Tove Kristoffersen, Nelson K Sewankambo
BACKGROUND: As part of the Informed Health Choices project, we developed a podcast called The Health Choices Programme to help improve the ability of people to assess claims about the benefits and harms of treatments. We aimed to evaluate the effects of the podcast on the ability of parents of primary school children in Uganda to assess claims about the effects of treatments. METHODS: We did this randomised controlled trial in central Uganda. We recruited parents of children aged 10-12 years who were in their fifth year of school at 35 schools that were participating in a linked trial of the Informed Health Choices primary school resources...
May 19, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539194/effects-of-the-informed-health-choices-primary-school-intervention-on-the-ability-of-children-in-uganda-to-assess-the-reliability-of-claims-about-treatment-effects-a-cluster-randomised-controlled-trial
#4
Allen Nsangi, Daniel Semakula, Andrew D Oxman, Astrid Austvoll-Dahlgren, Matt Oxman, Sarah Rosenbaum, Angela Morelli, Claire Glenton, Simon Lewin, Margaret Kaseje, Iain Chalmers, Atle Fretheim, Yunpeng Ding, Nelson K Sewankambo
BACKGROUND: Claims about what improves or harms our health are ubiquitous. People need to be able to assess the reliability of these claims. We aimed to evaluate an intervention designed to teach primary school children to assess claims about the effects of treatments (ie, any action intended to maintain or improve health). METHODS: In this cluster-randomised controlled trial, we included primary schools in the central region of Uganda that taught year-5 children (aged 10-12 years)...
May 19, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535127/modelling-virus-coinfection-to-inform-management-of-maize-lethal-necrosis-in-kenya
#5
Frank Hilker, Linda Allen, Vrushali Bokil, Cheryl Briggs, Zhilan Feng, Karen A Garrett, Louis Gross, Frédéric Hamelin, Michael J Jeger, Carrie Manore, Alison Power, Margaret Redinbaugh, Megan Rúa, Nik J Cunniffe
Maize lethal necrosis (MLN) has emerged as a serious threat to food security in sub-Saharan Africa. MLN is caused by coinfection with two viruses, maize chlorotic mottle virus (MCMV) and a potyvirus, often sugarcane mosaic virus (SCMV). To better understand dynamics of MLN and to provide insight into disease management, we model the spread of the viruses causing MLN within and between growing seasons. The model allows for transmission via vectors, soil and seeds, as well as exogenous sources of infection. Following model parameterisation, we predict how management affects disease prevalence and crop performance over multiple seasons...
May 23, 2017: Phytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521838/does-the-use-of-the-informed-healthcare-choices-ihc-primary-school-resources-improve-the-ability-of-grade-5-children-in-uganda-to-assess-the-trustworthiness-of-claims-about-the-effects-of-treatments-protocol-for-a-cluster-randomised-trial
#6
Allen Nsangi, Daniel Semakula, Andrew D Oxman, Matthew Oxman, Sarah Rosenbaum, Astrid Austvoll-Dahlgren, Laetitia Nyirazinyoye, Margaret Kaseje, Iain Chalmers, Atle Fretheim, Nelson K Sewankambo
BACKGROUND: The ability to appraise claims about the benefits and harms of treatments is crucial for informed health care decision-making. This research aims to enable children in East African primary schools (the clusters) to acquire and retain skills that can help them make informed health care choices by improving their ability to obtain, process and understand health information. The trial will evaluate (at the individual participant level) whether specially designed learning resources can teach children some of the key concepts relevant to appraising claims about the benefits and harms of health care interventions (treatments)...
May 18, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419856/adenoma-prevalence-in-blacks-and-whites-having-equal-adherence-to-screening-colonoscopy-the-national-colonoscopy-study
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Robin B Mendelsohn, Sidney J Winawer, Anjani Jammula, Glenn Mills, Paul Jordan, Michael J O'Brien, Georgia M Close, Michael Dorfman, Timothy R Church, Margaret T Mandelson, John Allen, Andrew Feld, Noah D Kauff, Georgia A Morgan, Julie M R Kumar, Victoria Serrano, Sharon Bayuga-Miller, Sara E Fischer, Deborah Kuk, Ann G Zauber
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 15, 2017: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404607/interpreting-incidentally-identified-variants-in-genes-associated-with-catecholaminergic-polymorphic-ventricular-tachycardia-in-a-large-cohort-of-clinical-whole-exome-genetic-test-referrals
#8
Andrew P Landstrom, Andrew L Dailey-Schwartz, Jill A Rosenfeld, Yaping Yang, Margaret J McLean, Christina Y Miyake, Santiago O Valdes, Yuxin Fan, Hugh D Allen, Daniel J Penny, Jeffrey J Kim
BACKGROUND: The rapid expansion of genetic testing has led to increased utilization of clinical whole-exome sequencing (WES). Clinicians and genetic researchers are being faced with assessing risk of disease vulnerability from incidentally identified genetic variants which is typified by variants found in genes associated with sudden death-predisposing catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (CPVT). We sought to determine whether incidentally identified variants in genes associated with CPVT from WES clinical testing represent disease-associated biomarkers...
April 2017: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378354/ecological-regime-shift-drives-declining-growth-rates-of-sea-turtles-throughout-the-west-atlantic
#9
Karen A Bjorndal, Alan B Bolten, Milani Chaloupka, Vincent S Saba, Cláudio Bellini, Maria A G Marcovaldi, Armando J B Santos, Luis Felipe Wurdig Bortolon, Anne B Meylan, Peter A Meylan, Jennifer Gray, Robert Hardy, Beth Brost, Michael Bresette, Jonathan C Gorham, Stephen Connett, Barbara Van Sciver Crouchley, Mike Dawson, Deborah Hayes, Carlos E Diez, Robert P van Dam, Sue Willis, Mabel Nava, Kristen M Hart, Michael S Cherkiss, Andrew G Crowder, Clayton Pollock, Zandy Hillis-Starr, Fernando A Muñoz Tenería, Roberto Herrera-Pavón, Vanessa Labrada-Martagón, Armando Lorences, Ana Negrete-Philippe, Margaret M Lamont, Allen M Foley, Rhonda Bailey, Raymond R Carthy, Russell Scarpino, Erin McMichael, Jane A Provancha, Annabelle Brooks, Adriana Jardim, Milagros López-Mendilaharsu, Daniel González-Paredes, Andrés Estrades, Alejandro Fallabrino, Gustavo Martínez-Souza, Gabriela M Vélez-Rubio, Ralf H Boulon, Jaime A Collazo, Robert Wershoven, Vicente Guzmán Hernández, Thomas B Stringell, Amdeep Sanghera, Peter B Richardson, Annette C Broderick, Quinton Phillips, Marta Calosso, John A B Claydon, Tasha L Metz, Amanda L Gordon, Andre M Landry, Donna J Shaver, Janice Blumenthal, Lucy Collyer, Brendan J Godley, Andrew McGowan, Matthew J Witt, Cathi L Campbell, Cynthia J Lagueux, Thomas L Bethel, Lory Kenyon
Somatic growth is an integrated, individual-based response to environmental conditions, especially in ectotherms. Growth dynamics of large, mobile animals are particularly useful as bio-indicators of environmental change at regional scales. We assembled growth rate data from throughout the West Atlantic for green turtles, Chelonia mydas, which are long-lived, highly migratory, primarily herbivorous mega-consumers that may migrate over hundreds to thousands of kilometers. Our dataset, the largest ever compiled for sea turtles, has 9690 growth increments from 30 sites from Bermuda to Uruguay from 1973 to 2015...
April 4, 2017: Global Change Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333909/notes-from-the-field-obstetric-tetanus-in-an-unvaccinated-woman-after-a-home-birth-delivery-kentucky-2016
#10
Anna Q Yaffee, David L Day, Glenda Bastin, Mary Powell, Sandra Melendez, Nancy Allen, Julie Miracle, Margaret Jones, Robert Brawley
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 24, 2017: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329432/user-compliance-with-documenting-on-a-track-and-trigger-based-observation-and-response-chart-a-two-phase-multi-site-audit-study
#11
Doug Elliott, Emily Allen, Sharon McKinley, Lin Perry, Christine Duffield, Margaret Fry, Robyn Gallagher, Rick Iedema, Michael Roche
AIMS: To examine user compliance and completeness of documentation with a newly designed Observation and Response Chart and whether a rapid response system call was triggered when clinically indicated. BACKGROUND: Timely recognition and responses to patient deterioration in hospital general wards remains a challenge for health care systems globally. Evaluating practice initiatives to improve recognition and response are required. DESIGN: Two-phase audit...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285898/total-hip-arthroplasty-improves-pain-and-function-but-not-physical-activity
#12
Artaban J Jeldi, Angela H Deakin, David J Allen, Malcolm H Granat, Margaret Grant, Ben W Stansfield
BACKGROUND: People with hip osteoarthritis are likely to limit physical activity (PA) engagement due to pain and lack of function. Total hip arthroplasty (THA) reduces pain and improves function, potentially allowing increased PA. PA of THA patients was quantified to 12 months postoperation. The hypothesis was that postoperatively levels of PA would increase. METHODS: PA of 30 THA patients (67 ± 7 years) was objectively measured preoperatively and 3 and 12 months postoperation...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257058/comparison-of-rnai-sequences-in-insect-resistant-plants-to-expressed-sequences-of-a-beneficial-lady-beetle-a-closer-look-at-off-target-considerations
#13
Margaret L Allen
Sequences obtained from transcriptomes of the lady beetle Coleomegilla maculata were compared to those designed for incorporation into crops. Searches of the transcriptomes identified sequences as the most likely to be closely similar to the sequences described in RNAi plant incorporated products. Some proposed prime RNAi pest management targets were also used to identify predicted orthologs from C. maculata. The lady beetle sequences were aligned with sequences from corn rootworms and Colorado potato beetles and, as appropriate in the case of targets, regions of similarity were compared with the genetic model organism for beetles, Tribolium castaneum...
March 1, 2017: Insects
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168706/flow-field-simulations-and-hemolysis-estimates-for-the-food-and-drug-administration-critical-path-initiative-centrifugal-blood-pump
#14
Margaret L Heck, Allen Yen, Trevor A Snyder, Edgar A O'Rear, Dimitrios V Papavassiliou
The design of blood pumps for use in ventricular assist devices, which provide life-saving circulatory support in patients with heart failure, require remarkable precision and attention to detail to replicate the functionality of the native heart. The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) initiated a Critical Path Initiative to standardize and facilitate the use of computational fluid dynamics in the study and development of these devices. As a part of the study, a simplified centrifugal blood pump model generated by computer-aided design was released to universities and laboratories nationwide...
February 7, 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109313/can-an-educational-podcast-improve-the-ability-of-parents-of-primary-school-children-to-assess-the-reliability-of-claims-made-about-the-benefits-and-harms-of-treatments-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
#15
Daniel Semakula, Allen Nsangi, Matt Oxman, Astrid Austvoll-Dahlgren, Sarah Rosenbaum, Margaret Kaseje, Laetitia Nyirazinyoye, Atle Fretheim, Iain Chalmers, Andrew D Oxman, Nelson K Sewankambo
BACKGROUND: Claims made about the effects of treatments are very common in the media and in the population more generally. The ability of individuals to understand and assess such claims can affect their decisions and health outcomes. Many people in both low- and high-income countries have inadequate aptitude to assess information about the effects of treatments. As part of the Informed Healthcare Choices project, we have prepared a series of podcast episodes to help improve people's ability to assess claims made about treatment effects...
January 21, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097368/incidence-of-and-risk-factors-for-skin-cancer-in-organ-transplant-recipients-in-the-united-states
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Giorgia L Garrett, Paul D Blanc, John Boscardin, Amanda Abramson Lloyd, Rehana L Ahmed, Tiffany Anthony, Kristin Bibee, Andrew Breithaupt, Jennifer Cannon, Amy Chen, Joyce Y Cheng, Zelma Chiesa-Fuxench, Oscar R Colegio, Clara Curiel-Lewandrowski, Christina A Del Guzzo, Max Disse, Margaret Dowd, Robert Eilers, Arisa Elena Ortiz, Caroline Morris, Spring K Golden, Michael S Graves, John R Griffin, R Samuel Hopkins, Conway C Huang, Gordon Hyeonjin Bae, Anokhi Jambusaria, Thomas A Jennings, Shang I Brian Jiang, Pritesh S Karia, Shilpi Khetarpal, Changhyun Kim, Goran Klintmalm, Kathryn Konicke, Shlomo A Koyfman, Charlene Lam, Peter Lee, Justin J Leitenberger, Tiffany Loh, Stefan Lowenstein, Reshmi Madankumar, Jacqueline F Moreau, Rajiv I Nijhawan, Shari Ochoa, Edit B Olasz, Elaine Otchere, Clark Otley, Jeremy Oulton, Parth H Patel, Vishal Anil Patel, Arpan V Prabhu, Melissa Pugliano-Mauro, Chrysalyne D Schmults, Sarah Schram, Allen F Shih, Thuzar Shin, Seaver Soon, Teresa Soriano, Divya Srivastava, Jennifer A Stein, Kara Sternhell-Blackwell, Stan Taylor, Allison Vidimos, Peggy Wu, Nicholas Zajdel, Daniel Zelac, Sarah T Arron
Importance: Skin cancer is the most common malignancy occurring after organ transplantation. Although previous research has reported an increased risk of skin cancer in solid organ transplant recipients (OTRs), no study has estimated the posttransplant population-based incidence in the United States. Objective: To determine the incidence and evaluate the risk factors for posttransplant skin cancer, including squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), melanoma (MM), and Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) in a cohort of US OTRs receiving a primary organ transplant in 2003 or 2008...
March 1, 2017: JAMA Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067620/characterisation-of-the-opposing-effects-of-g6pd-deficiency-on-cerebral-malaria-and-severe-malarial-anaemia
#17
Geraldine M Clarke, Kirk Rockett, Katja Kivinen, Christina Hubbart, Anna E Jeffreys, Kate Rowlands, Muminatou Jallow, David J Conway, Kalifa A Bojang, Margaret Pinder, Stanley Usen, Fatoumatta Sisay-Joof, Giorgio Sirugo, Ousmane Toure, Mahamadou A Thera, Salimata Konate, Sibiry Sissoko, Amadou Niangaly, Belco Poudiougou, Valentina D Mangano, Edith C Bougouma, Sodiomon B Sirima, David Modiano, Lucas N Amenga-Etego, Anita Ghansah, Kwadwo A Koram, Michael D Wilson, Anthony Enimil, Jennifer Evans, Olukemi K Amodu, Subulade Olaniyan, Tobias Apinjoh, Regina Mugri, Andre Ndi, Carolyne M Ndila, Sophie Uyoga, Alexander Macharia, Norbert Peshu, Thomas N Williams, Alphaxard Manjurano, Nuno Sepúlveda, Taane G Clark, Eleanor Riley, Chris Drakeley, Hugh Reyburn, Vysaul Nyirongo, David Kachala, Malcolm Molyneux, Sarah J Dunstan, Nguyen Hoan Phu, Nguyen Ngoc Quyen, Cao Quang Thai, Tran Tinh Hien, Laurens Manning, Moses Laman, Peter Siba, Harin Karunajeewa, Steve Allen, Angela Allen, Timothy Me Davis, Pascal Michon, Ivo Mueller, Síle F Molloy, Susana Campino, Angeliki Kerasidou, Victoria J Cornelius, Lee Hart, Shivang S Shah, Gavin Band, Chris Ca Spencer, Tsiri Agbenyega, Eric Achidi, Ogobara K Doumbo, Jeremy Farrar, Kevin Marsh, Terrie Taylor, Dominic P Kwiatkowski
Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency is believed to confer protection against Plasmodium falciparum malaria, but the precise nature of the protective effecthas proved difficult to define as G6PD deficiency has multiple allelic variants with different effects in males and females, and it has heterogeneous effects on the clinical outcome of P. falciparum infection. Here we report an analysis of multiple allelic forms of G6PD deficiency in a large multi-centre case-control study of severe malaria, using the WHO classification of G6PD mutations to estimate each individual's level of enzyme activity from their genotype...
January 9, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034720/qualitative-development-of-a-discrete-choice-experiment-for-physical-activity-interventions-to-improve-knee-osteoarthritis
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Daniel Pinto, Margaret K Danilovich, Paul Hansen, Daniel J Finn, Rowland W Chang, Jane L Holl, Allen W Heinemann, Ulf Bockenholt
OBJECTIVE: To describe the qualitative process used to develop attributes and attribute levels for inclusion in a discrete choice experiments (DCE) for older adult physical activity interventions. DESIGN: Five focus groups (n=41) were conducted, grounded in the Health Action Process Approach framework. Discussion emphasized identification and prioritization attributes for a DCE on physical activity. Semi-structured interviews (n=6) investigated attribute levels and lay-language for the DCE...
December 27, 2016: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004057/long-term-safety-and-efficacy-of-extended-interval-prophylaxis-with-recombinant-factor-ix-fc-fusion-protein-rfixfc-in-subjects-with-haemophilia-b
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K John Pasi, Kathelijn Fischer, Margaret Ragni, Beatrice Nolan, David J Perry, Roshni Kulkarni, Margareth Ozelo, Johnny Mahlangu, Amy D Shapiro, Ross I Baker, Carolyn M Bennett, Christopher Barnes, Johannes Oldenburg, Tadashi Matsushita, Huixing Yuan, Alejandra Ramirez-Santiago, Glenn F Pierce, Geoffrey Allen, Baisong Mei
The safety, efficacy, and prolonged half-life of recombinant factor IX Fc fusion protein (rFIXFc) were demonstrated in the Phase 3 B-LONG (adults/adolescents ≥12 years) and Kids B-LONG (children <12 years) studies of subjects with haemophilia B (≤2 IU/dl). Here, we report interim, long-term safety and efficacy data from B-YOND, the rFIXFc extension study. Eligible subjects who completed B-LONG or Kids B-LONG could enrol in B-YOND. There were four treatment groups: weekly prophylaxis (20-100 IU/kg every 7 days), individualised prophylaxis (100 IU/kg every 8-16 days), modified prophylaxis (further dosing personalisation to optimise prophylaxis), and episodic (on-demand) treatment...
December 22, 2016: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984123/clinicopathologic-features-of-a-kindred-with-scg5-grem1-associated-hereditary-mixed-polyposis-syndrome
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Thomas Plesec, Kathryn Brown, Charles Allen, Carol Burke, James Church, Matthew Kalady, Lisa LaGuardia, Margaret O'Malley, Brandie Heald
Since first characterized in 1997, patients with hereditary mixed polyposis syndrome (HMPS) have been difficult to identify due to lack of well-established diagnostic criteria. Recently, HMPS was found to be caused by a duplication on chromosome 15 spanning the 3' end of the SCG5 gene and a region upstream of the GREM1 locus. Clinical testing for the duplication is available; however, the clinical characteristics of hereditary mixed polyposis to support testing are ill-defined. The clinicopathologic findings of ten HMPS patients with confirmed germline SCG5-GREM1 duplication were reviewed...
October 27, 2016: Human Pathology
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