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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662482/targeting-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-antigens-to-dendritic-cells-via-the-dc-specific-icam3-grabbing-nonintegrin-receptor-induces-strong-t-helper-1-immune-responses
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Lis Noelia Velasquez, Philipp Stüve, Maria Virginia Gentilini, Maxine Swallow, Judith Bartel, Nils Yngve Lycke, Daniel Barkan, Mariana Martina, Hugo D Lujan, Hakan Kalay, Yvette van Kooyk, Tim D Sparwasser, Luciana Berod
Tuberculosis remains a major global health problem and efforts to develop a more effective vaccine have been unsuccessful so far. Targeting antigens (Ags) to dendritic cells (DCs) in vivo has emerged as a new promising vaccine strategy. In this approach, Ags are delivered directly to DCs via antibodies that bind to endocytic cell-surface receptors. Here, we explored DC-specific-ICAM3-grabbing-nonintegrin (DC-SIGN) targeting as a potential vaccine against tuberculosis. For this, we made use of the hSIGN mouse model that expresses human DC-SIGN under the control of the murine CD11c promoter...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661240/access-factors-linked-to-maternal-deaths-in-lundazi-district-eastern-province-of-zambia-a-case-control-study-analysing-maternal-death-reviews
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Nkumbula Moyo, Mpundu Makasa, Mumbi Chola, Patrick Musonda
BACKGROUND: Access factors associated with maternal death are important to understand because they are considered to be an essential measure of women's health and indicative of the performance of health care systems in any community globally. This study aimed to analyse the access risk factors linked to maternal deaths in Lundazi district of the Eastern Province of Zambia using secondary data obtained from maternal death reviews and delivery registers. METHODS: This was a case-control study with cases being recorded maternal deaths for Lundazi district (n = 100) while controls were randomly selected Lundazi District Hospital deliveries (n = 300) for the period 2010 to 2015...
April 16, 2018: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658382/the-impact-of-digital-technologies-on-point-of-care-diagnostics-in-resource-limited-settings
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Natasha Gous, Debrah I Boeras, Ben Cheng, Jeff Takle, Brad Cunningham, Rosanna W Peeling
Simple, rapid tests that can be used at the point-of-care (POC) can improve access to diagnostic services and overall patient management in resource-limited settings where laboratory infrastructure is limited. Implementation of POC tests places tremendous strain on already fragile health systems as the demand for training, supply management and quality assurance are amplified. Digital health has a major role to play in ensuring effective delivery and management of POC testing services. Area covered: The ability to digitise laboratory and POC platforms, including lateral flow rapid diagnostic test results, can standardize the interpretation of results and allows data to be linked to proficiency testing to ensure testing quality, reducing interpretation and transcription errors...
April 2018: Expert Review of Molecular Diagnostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655965/cesarean-delivery-in-the-united-states-2005-2014-a-population-based-analysis-using-the-robson-ten-group-classification-system
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Mark P Hehir, Cande V Ananth, Zainab Siddiq, Karen Flood, Alexander M Friedman, Mary E D'Alton
BACKGROUND: Cesarean delivery has increased steadily in the United States over recent decades with significant downstream health consequences. The World Health Organization has endorsed the Robson Ten Group Classification System (TGCS) as a global standard to facilitate analysis and comparison of cesarean delivery rates. OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to apply the TGCS to a nationwide cohort in the United States over a 10-year period. STUDY DESIGN: This population-based analysis applied the TGCS to all births in the United States from 2005-2014, recorded in the 2003-revised birth certificate format...
April 12, 2018: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652625/the-opportunity-for-telehealth-to-support-neurological-healthcare
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Amanda M Cardinale
Neurological conditions affect one-third of Americans and are some of the most prevalent health issues in the country. Many sufferers have difficulty accessing treatment, however, advances in technology may be able to support availability, affordability, and convenience of care through telehealth services. This review outlines the current state of telemedicine in neurological healthcare, highlighting evidence-based research and use cases for digital services. Details on expenses associated with managing certain well-known conditions are included to shed light on the financial burden of disease and how telehealth can contribute to cost savings for patients and providers...
March 20, 2018: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650050/the-associations-of-comorbidities-and-consumption-of-fruit-and-vegetable-with-quality-of-life-among-stomach-cancer-survivors
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Ji-Wei Wang, Cheng-Gang Zhang, Qing-Long Deng, Wan-Li Chen, Xian Wang, Jin-Ming Yu
BACKGROUND: Stomach cancer survivors (SCS) often carry the dual burden of the cancer itself and other comorbidities; meanwhile, they are highly motivated to seek health advice about lifestyles to improve their health and quality of life (QOL). The associations of the comorbidity and the consumption of vegetable and fruit with QOL remain even less clear among the SCS. This study aimed to investigate the associations of comorbidities and consumption of fruit and vegetable with QOL among SCS...
April 12, 2018: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650025/effectiveness-of-health-education-as-an-intervention-designed-to-prevent-female-genital-mutilation-cutting-fgm-c-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Susan Waigwa, Lucy Doos, Caroline Bradbury-Jones, Julie Taylor
BACKGROUND: Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) is a harmful practice that violates the human rights of women and girls. Despite global efforts to restrict the practice, there have been few reports on major positive changes to the problem. Health education interventions have been successful in preventing various health conditions and promoting service use. They have also been regarded as promising interventions for preventing FGM/C. The objective of this systematic review is to synthesise findings of studies about effectiveness of health education as an intervention to prevent FGM/C...
April 12, 2018: Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29626397/an-analysis-of-the-extent-of-social-inclusion-and-equity-consideration-in-malawi-s-national-hiv-and-aids-policy-review-process
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Mathews Junior Chinyama, Malcolm MacLachlan, Joanne McVeigh, Tessy Huss, Sylvester Gawamadzi
BACKGROUND: Equity and social inclusion for vulnerable groups in policy development processes and resulting documents remain a challenge globally. Most often, the marginalization of vulnerable groups is overlooked in both the planning and practice of health service delivery. Such marginalization may occur because authorities deem the targeting of those who already have better access to healthcare a cheaper and easier way to achieve short-term health gains. The Government of Malawi wishes to achieve an equitable and inclusive HIV and AIDS Policy...
July 29, 2017: International Journal of Health Policy and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29621888/asthma-knowledge-care-and-outcome-during-pregnancy-the-qakcop-study
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Wanis H Ibrahim, Fatima Rasul, Mushtaq Ahmad, Abeer S Bajwa, Laith I Alamlih, Anam M El Arabi, Mujahed M Dauleh, Ibrahim Y Abubeker, Muhammed U Khan, Tayseer S Ibrahim, Azdin A Ibrahim
Asthma is the most common chronic medical condition affecting pregnancy. Optimizing asthma management in pregnancy is paramount for the well-being of both the mother and the baby. The primary objectives of this study were to assess patient's knowledge about asthma, the level of asthma care, and fetal and maternal outcomes among pregnant asthmatic women in this wealthy country with tremendous improvement in maternal and fetal health care. The secondary objective was to identify barriers to asthma control. This was a cross-sectional, face-to-face, prospective study of 80 pregnant women with physician-diagnosed asthma...
January 1, 2018: Chronic Respiratory Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29615441/a-discrete-choice-experiment-to-determine-facility-based-delivery-services-desired-by-women-and-men-in-rural-ethiopia
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Nancy K Beam, Gezehegn Bekele Dadi, Sally H Rankin, Sandra Weiss, Bruce Cooper, Lisa M Thompson
OBJECTIVES: Despite global efforts to increase facility-based delivery (FBD), 90% of women in rural Ethiopia deliver at home without a skilled birth attendant. Men have an important role in increasing FBD due to their decision-making power, but this is largely unexplored. This study aimed to determine the FBD care attributes preferred by women and men, and whether poverty or household decision-making are associated with choice to deliver in a facility. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: We conducted a cross-sectional discrete choice experiment in 109 randomly selected households in rural Ethiopia in September-October 2015...
April 3, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29615069/exploring-perceptions-of-group-antenatal-care-in-urban-india-results-of-a-feasibility-study
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R Rima Jolivet, Bella Vasant Uttekar, Meaghan O'Connor, Kanchan Lakhwani, Jigyasa Sharma, Mary Nell Wegner
BACKGROUND: Making high-quality health care available to all women during pregnancy is a critical strategy for improving perinatal outcomes for mothers and babies everywhere. Research from high-income countries suggests that antenatal care delivered in a group may be an effective way to improve the provision, experiences, and outcomes of care for pregnant women and newborns. A number of researchers and programmers are adapting group antenatal care (ANC) models for use in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC), but the evidence base from these settings is limited and no studies to date have assessed the feasibility and acceptability of group ANC in India...
April 3, 2018: Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29611869/contracting-out-to-improve-the-use-of-clinical-health-services-and-health-outcomes-in-low-and-middle-income-countries
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REVIEW
Willem A Odendaal, Kim Ward, Jesse Uneke, Henry Uro-Chukwu, Dereck Chitama, Yusentha Balakrishna, Tamara Kredo
BACKGROUND: Contracting out of governmental health services is a financing strategy that governs the way in which public sector funds are used to have services delivered by non-governmental health service providers (NGPs). It represents a contract between the government and an NGP, detailing the mechanisms and conditions by which the latter should provide health care on behalf of the government. Contracting out is intended to improve the delivery and use of healthcare services. This Review updates a Cochrane Review first published in 2009...
April 3, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29609057/designing-a-global-monitoring-system-for-pilot-introduction-of-a-new-contraceptive-technology-subcutaneous-dmpa-dmpa-sc
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Anna Stout, Siri Wood, Allen Namagembe, Alain Kaboré, Daouda Siddo, Ida Ndione
In collaboration with ministries of health, PATH and key partners launched the first pilot introductions of subcutaneous depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA-SC, brand name Sayana® Press) in Burkina Faso, Niger, Senegal, and Uganda from July 2014 through June 2016. While each country implemented a unique introduction strategy, all agreed to track a set of uniform indicators to chart the effect of introducing this new method across settings. Existing national health information systems (HIS) were unable to track new methods or delivery channels introduced for a pilot, thus were not a feasible source for project data...
March 5, 2018: Evaluation and Program Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29600595/the-tablets-ring-injections-as-options-trio-study-what-young-african-women-chose-and-used-for-future-hiv-and-pregnancy-prevention
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Ariane van der Straten, Kawango Agot, Khatija Ahmed, Rachel Weinrib, Erica N Browne, Kgahlisho Manenzhe, Fredrick Owino, Jill Schwartz, Alexandra Minnis
INTRODUCTION: Preventing HIV and unintended pregnancies are key global health priorities. To inform product rollout and to understand attributes of future multipurpose prevention technologies (MPT) associated with preference and use, we evaluated three placebo delivery forms: daily oral tablets, a monthly vaginal ring, and two monthly intramuscular injections in TRIO, a five-month study among young Kenyan and South African women. METHODS: HIV-negative, sexually active, non-pregnant women aged 18 to 30 were enrolled and randomized to use each placebo delivery form for one month (stage 1)...
March 2018: Journal of the International AIDS Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29596495/assessing-the-influence-of-health-systems-on-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-awareness-treatment-adherence-and-control-a-systematic-review
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Suan Ee Ong, Joel Jun Kai Koh, Sue-Anne Ee Shiow Toh, Kee Seng Chia, Dina Balabanova, Martin McKee, Pablo Perel, Helena Legido-Quigley
BACKGROUND: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) is reported to affect one in 11 adults worldwide, with over 80% of T2DM patients residing in low-to-middle-income countries. Health systems play an integral role in responding to this increasing global prevalence, and are key to ensuring effective diabetes management. We conducted a systematic review to examine the health system-level factors influencing T2DM awareness, treatment, adherence, and control. METHODS AND FINDINGS: A protocol for this study was published on the PROSPERO international prospective register of systematic reviews (PROSPERO 2016: CRD42016048185)...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29595511/the-global-tuberculosis-epidemic-and-progress-in-care-prevention-and-research-an-overview-in-year-3-of-the-end-tb-era
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REVIEW
Katherine Floyd, Philippe Glaziou, Alimuddin Zumla, Mario Raviglione
Tuberculosis is the number one cause of death from infectious disease globally and drug-resistant forms of the disease are a major risk to global health security. On the occasion of World Tuberculosis Day (March 24, 2018), we provide an up-to-date review of the status of the tuberculosis epidemic, recommended diagnostics, drug treatments and vaccines, progress in delivery of care and prevention, progress in research and development, and actions needed to accelerate progress. This Review is presented in the context of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and WHO's End TB Strategy, which share the aim of ending the global tuberculosis epidemic...
April 2018: Lancet Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29587802/disrespect-and-abuse-of-women-during-the-process-of-childbirth-in-the-2015-pelotas-birth-cohort
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Marilia Arndt Mesenburg, Cesar Gomes Victora, Suzzane Jacob Serruya, Rodolfo Ponce de León, Andrea Homsi Damaso, Marlos Rodrigues Domingues, Mariangela Freitas da Silveira
BACKGROUND: The disrespect and abuse of women during the process of childbirth is an emergent and global problem and only few studies have investigated this worrying issue. The objective of the present study was to describe the prevalence of disrespect and abuse of women during childbirth in Pelotas City, Brazil, and to investigate the factors involved. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional population-based study of women delivering members of the 2015 Pelotas birth cohort...
March 27, 2018: Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29586541/the-pathogenicity-of-i-aspergillus-fumigatus-i-drug-resistance-and-nanoparticle-delivery
#18
David Szalewski, Victoria S Hinrichs, Denise K Zinniel, Raúl G Barletta
The genus <i>Aspergillus</i> includes fungal species that cause major health issues of significant economic importance. These microorganisms are also the culprit for production of carcinogenic aflatoxins in grain storages, contaminating crops, and economically straining the production process. <i>Aspergillus fumigatus</i> is a very important pathogenic species, being responsible for high human morbidity and mortality on a global basis. The prevalence of these infections in immunosuppressed individuals is on the rise and physicians struggle with the diagnosis of these deadly pathogens...
March 27, 2018: Canadian Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29581094/prenatal-remote-monitoring-of-women-with-gestational-hypertensive-diseases-cost-analysis
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Dorien Lanssens, Thijs Vandenberk, Christophe Jp Smeets, Hélène De Cannière, Sharona Vonck, Jade Claessens, Yenthel Heyrman, Dominique Vandijck, Valerie Storms, Inge M Thijs, Lars Grieten, Wilfried Gyselaers
BACKGROUND: Remote monitoring in obstetrics is relatively new; some studies have shown its effectiveness for both mother and child. However, few studies have evaluated the economic impact compared to conventional care, and no cost analysis of a remote monitoring prenatal follow-up program for women diagnosed with gestational hypertensive diseases (GHD) has been published. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess the costs of remote monitoring versus conventional care relative to reported benefits...
March 26, 2018: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29574445/health-outcomes-of-patients-with-chronic-disease-managed-with-a-healthcare-kiosk-in-primary-care-protocol-for-a-pilot-randomised-controlled-trial
#20
Grace Ng, Sze Wee Tan, Ngiap Chuan Tan
INTRODUCTION: The rising prevalence of chronic disease is leading to an increase in the demand for primary care services and a shortage of primary care physicians globally. Addressing these challenges calls for innovations in the healthcare delivery model with greater use of healthcare technology tools. We previously examined the feasibility of using an automated healthcare kiosk for the management of patients with stable chronic disease in the primary care setting. The aim of this follow-up study is to evaluate the health outcomes of patients with chronic disease who are on kiosk management compared with patients who are on routine management by nurse clinicians...
March 23, 2018: BMJ Open
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