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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447583/prevalence-and-clinical-significance-of%C3%A2-diabetes-in-asian-versus-white-patients%C3%A2-with-heart-failure
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Ingrid E M Bank, Crystel M Gijsberts, Tiew-Hwa K Teng, Lina Benson, David Sim, Poh Shuan Daniel Yeo, Hean Yee Ong, Fazlur Jaufeerally, Gerard K T Leong, Lieng H Ling, A Mark Richards, Dominique P V de Kleijn, Ulf Dahlström, Lars H Lund, Carolyn S P Lam
OBJECTIVES: The study sought to compare the prevalence, clinical correlates and prognostic impact of diabetes in Southeast Asian versus white patients with heart failure (HF) with preserved or reduced ejection fraction. BACKGROUND: Diabetes mellitus is common in HF and is associated with impaired prognosis. Asia is home to the majority of the world's diabetic population, yet data on the prevalence and clinical significance of diabetes in Asian patients with HF are sparse, and no studies have directly compared Asian and white patients...
January 2017: JACC. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440595/remittances-as-aid-following-major-sudden-onset-natural-disasters
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Catherine Bragg, Glenn Gibson, Haleigh King, Ashley A Lefler, Faustin Ntoubandi
There is a general assumption, based on macroeconomic studies, that remittances will rise following major sudden-onset natural disasters. This is confirmed by a few assessments involving country-specific research, and usually short-term data. This study, questioning conventional wisdom, reviewed and graphed annual and quarterly remittance flows using International Monetary Fund and World Bank data from 2000-14 for 12 countries that confronted 18 major natural disasters. It found that, regardless of event type, annual remittances rose steadily from 2000-14 except for after the 2008-09 financial crisis...
April 25, 2017: Disasters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433928/child-disability-and-siblings-healthcare-expenditures-in-a-context-of-child-fostering
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REVIEW
Arlette Simo Fotso
Many studies have assessed the impact of disability on healthcare expenditures for the disabled child, but practically none has considered the externalities of a child's disability in terms of healthcare expenditures for his/her siblings. This study therefore seeks to measure the impact of a child's disability on the allocation of healthcare expenditures among children of a household. It uses data from the 2011 Demographic Health and Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (DHS-MICS) conducted in Cameroon by the National Statistics Institute (INS), with support from UNFPA, UNICEF, the World Bank and USAID...
April 14, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428978/20th-workshop-of-the-international-stroke-genetics-consortium-november-3-4-2016-milan-italy-2016-036-isgc-research-priorities
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Daniel Woo, Stephanie Debette, Christopher Anderson
OBJECTIVE: To develop a research priority list for the International Stroke Genetics Consortium (ISGC). BACKGROUND: Previously, stroke progress review groups and other activities provided an opportunity for members within the field to develop priorities for research. These filtered into larger categories which then published the top research priorities of their given field. However, these review groups are no longer forming and thus there has been no clear direction on what the research priorities and needs for stroke genetics research...
March 2017: Neurology. Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413254/non-farm-entrepreneurship-in-rural-sub-saharan-africa-new-empirical-evidence
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Paula Nagler, Wim Naudé
We report on the prevalence and patterns of non-farm enterprises in six sub-Saharan African countries, and study their performance in terms of labor productivity, survival and exit, using the World Bank's Living Standards Measurement Study - Integrated Surveys on Agriculture (LSMS-ISA). Rural households operate enterprises due to both push and pull factors and tend to do so predominantly in easy-to-enter activities, such as sales and trade, rather than in activities that require higher starting costs, such as transport services, or educational investment, such as professional services...
February 2017: Food Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401016/data-mining-and-medical-world-breast-cancers-diagnosis-treatment-prognosis-and-challenges
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Rozita Jamili Oskouei, Nasroallah Moradi Kor, Saeid Abbasi Maleki
The amount of data in electronic and real world is constantly on the rise. Therefore, extracting useful knowledge from the total available data is very important and time consuming task. Data mining has various techniques for extracting valuable information or knowledge from data. These techniques are applicable for all data that are collected inall fields of science. Several research investigations are published about applications of data mining in various fields of sciences such as defense, banking, insurances, education, telecommunications, medicine and etc...
2017: American Journal of Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399918/quality-of-death-notification-forms-in-north-west-bank-palestine-a-descriptive-study
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Jamal A S Qaddumi, Zaher Nazzal, Allam R S Yacoup, Mahmoud Mansour
BACKGROUND: The death notification forms (DNFs) are important documents. Thus, inability to fill it properly by physicians will affect the national mortality report and, consequently, the evidence-based decision making. The errors in filling DNFs are common all over the world and are different in types and causes. We aimed to evaluate the quality of DNFs in terms of completeness and types of errors in the cause of death section. METHODS: A descriptive study was conducted to review 2707 DNFs in North West Bank/Palestine during the year 2012 using data abstraction sheets...
April 11, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395464/-development-and-evaluation-on-the-primipara-social-capital-scale
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C Zhou, R N Lai, X N Zhang, H Chen, W J Wang, B D Zhang
Objective: To develop the Chinese primipara social capital scale (C-PSCS), and to evaluate its validity and reliability. Methods: The items of C-PSCS were developed based on Social Capital Scale by the World Bank and Social Network Scale. This scale was modified according to the characteristics of primiparas. We selected 10 experts who specialized in related field, and two rounds of seminars about content, cultural compatibility, primiparas' characteristics, and practicability. The finally C-PSCS included four dimensions: social trust, social reciprocity, social network, and social participation...
April 6, 2017: Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Preventive Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392630/-guilty-until-proven-innocent-the-contested-use-of-maternal-mortality-indicators-in-global-health
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Katerini T Storeng, Dominique P Béhague
The MMR - maternal mortality ratio - has risen from obscurity to become a major global health indicator, even appearing as an indicator of progress towards the global Sustainable Development Goals. This has happened despite intractable challenges relating to the measurement of maternal mortality. Even after three decades of measurement innovation, maternal mortality data are widely presumed to be of poor quality, or, as one leading measurement expert has put it, 'guilty until proven innocent'. This paper explores how and why leading epidemiologists, demographers and statisticians have devoted the better part of the last three decades to producing ever more sophisticated and expensive surveys and mathematical models of globally comparable MMR estimates...
March 15, 2017: Critical Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381247/outcomes-of-descemet-stripping-automated-endothelial-keratoplasty-using-imported-donor-corneas
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Kaevalin Lekhanont, Kavin Vanikieti, Nutthida Nimvorapun, Varintorn Chuckpaiwong
BACKGROUND: The lack of development of local donor tissue acquisition in several regions of the world has resulted in the necessity of performing keratoplasty with imported donor corneas. The greatest concern about the use of donor corneas supplied by foreign eye banks is the effect of the increased donor death-to-operation time which inevitably occurs during the tissue recovery, tissue processing, and tissue transfer between the countries. The purpose of this study was to report the outcomes of descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK) using imported donor corneas...
April 5, 2017: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364622/identification-and-characterization-of-lactic-acid-bacteria-and-yeasts-of-pdo-tuscan-bread-sourdough-by-culture-dependent-and-independent-methods
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Michela Palla, Caterina Cristani, Manuela Giovannetti, Monica Agnolucci
Sourdough fermentation has been increasingly used worldwide, in accordance with the demand of consumers for tasty, natural and healthy food. The high diversity of lactic acid bacteria (LAB) and yeast species, detected in sourdoughs all over the world, may affect nutritional, organoleptic and technological traits of leavened baked goods. A wide regional variety of traditional sourdough breads, over 200 types, has been recorded in Italy, including special types selected as worthy of either Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) or Protected Designation of Origin (PDO), whose sourdough microbiota has been functionally and molecularly characterized...
March 23, 2017: International Journal of Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362137/magnitude-and-determinants-of-the-ratio-between-prevalence-of-low-vision-and-blindness-in-rapid-assessment-of-avoidable-blindness-surveys
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Dinesh Kaphle, Susan Lewallen
PURPOSE: To determine the magnitude and determinants of the ratio between prevalence of low vision and prevalence of blindness in rapid assessment of avoidable blindness (RAAB) surveys globally. METHODS: Standard RAAB reports were downloaded from the repository or requested from principal investigators. Potential predictor variables included prevalence of uncorrected refractive error (URE) as well as gross domestic product (GDP) per capita, health expenditure per capita of the country across World Bank regions...
March 31, 2017: Ophthalmic Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355959/does-national-expenditure-on-research-and-development-influence-stroke-outcomes
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Young Dae Kim, Yo Han Jung, Bo Norrving, Bruce Ovbiagele, Gustavo Saposnik
Background Expenditure on research and development is a macroeconomic indicator representative of national investment. International organizations use this indicator to compare international research and development activities. Aim We investigated whether differences in expenditures on research and development at the country level may influence the incidence of stroke and stroke mortality. Methods We compared stroke metrics with absolute amount of gross domestic expenditure on R&D (GERD) per-capita adjusted for purchasing power parity (aGERD) and relative amount of GERD as percent of gross domestic product (rGERD)...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344680/adolescents-and-young-adults-na%C3%A3-ve-understandings-of-the-economic-crisis
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Anna Emilia Berti, Anna Maria Ajello, Carmela Aprea, Ilaria Castelli, Elisabetta Lombardi, Antonella Marchetti, Davide Massaro, Viviana Sappa, Annalisa Valle
Over the last decade, Financial Literacy (FL) and interventions aimed at improving it, that is Financial Education (FE), have been the focus of increased attention from economists, governments, and international organizations such as the world Bank and OECD, but much less by scholars in the fields of Learning and Instruction. We examined open-ended written answers on the causes of the economic crisis that started in 2007-2008, as given by 381 Italian secondary school and university students, and 268 Swiss Italian-speaking secondary school students...
March 2017: Europe's journal of psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343934/hitchhiker-s-guide-to-the-red-cell-storage-galaxy-omics-technologies-and-the-quality-issue
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REVIEW
Angelo D'Alessandro, Jerard Seghatchian
Red blood cell storage in the blood bank makes millions of units of available for transfusion to civilian and military recipients every year. From glass bottles to plastic bags, from anticoagulants to complex additives, from whole blood to leukocyte filtered packed red blood cells: huge strides have been made in the field of blood component processing and storage in the blood bank during the last century. Still, refrigerated preservation of packed red blood cells under blood bank conditions results in the progressive accumulation of a wide series of biochemical and morphological changes to the stored erythrocytes, collectively referred to as the storage lesion(s)...
March 9, 2017: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341576/effectiveness-of-interventions-to-reduce-household-air-pollution-and-or-improve-health-in-homes-using-solid-fuel-in-low-and-middle-income-countries-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Reginald Quansah, Sean Semple, Caroline A Ochieng, Sanjar Juvekar, Frederick Ato Armah, Isaac Luginaah, Jacques Emina
BACKGROUND: Cookstove intervention programs have been increasing over the past two (2) decades in Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs) across the globe. However, there remains uncertainty regarding the effects of these interventions on household air pollution concentrations, personal exposure concentrations and health outcomes. OBJECTIVES: The primary objective was to determine if household air pollution (HAP) interventions were associated with improved indoor air quality (IAQ) in households in LMICs...
June 2017: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329390/high-rates-of-transmission-of-drug-resistant-hiv-in-aruba-resulting-in-reduced-susceptibility-to-the-who-recommended-first-line-regimen-in-nearly-half-of-newly-diagnosed-hiv-infected-patients
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L Marije Hofstra, Elena Sánchez Rivas, Monique Nijhuis, Leonie E A Bank, Eduan Wilkinson, Karina Kelly, Tania Mudrikova, Rob Schuurman, Tulio de Oliveira, Jaclyn de Kort, Annemarie M J Wensing
Background.: In Western countries emergence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) drug resistance has tremendously decreased, and transmission of drug resistance has merely stabilized in recent years. However, in many endemic settings with limited resources rates of emerging and transmitted drug resistance are not regularly assessed. Methods.: We performed a survey including all HIV-infected individuals who received resistance testing in 2010-2015 in Aruba, a highly endemic HIV area in the Caribbean...
April 15, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329123/prevalence-of-chagas-disease-in-the-latin-american-born-population-of-los-angeles
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Sheba K Meymandi, Colin J Forsyth, Jonathan Soverow, Salvador Hernandez, Daniel Sanchez, Susan P Montgomery, Mahmoud Traina
Background.: According to an estimate from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Chagas disease (CD) may affect 1.31% of Latin American immigrants in the United States, with >300 000 cases. However, there is a lack of real-world data to support this estimate. Little is known about the actual prevalence of this neglected tropical disease in the United States, and the bulk of those infected are undiagnosed. Methods.: From April 2008 to May 2014, we screened 4,755 Latin American-born residents of Los Angeles County...
May 1, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328491/the-age-of-opportunity-european-efforts-seek-to-address-the-challenges-of-an-aging-population-and-also-create-opportunities-for-economic-growth-and-innovation
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REVIEW
Jim Banks
For the last ten years, Peter Wintlev-Jensen has been immersed in one of the greatest challenges the world will have to address in the decades ahead-the unprecedented aging of the population not only in Europe but also across the globe. This trend is reshaping consumer spending, challenging established economic models, driving the development of new industry and service sectors, and forcing a rethinking of key policy areas within health and social care. To quantify the challenge from a U.K. perspective, a recent report from the nonprofit organization Age UK showed that the country now has more people 60 or over than under 18 and more pensioners than children under 16...
March 2017: IEEE Pulse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316905/the-global-burden-of-child-burn-injuries-in-light-of-country-level-economic-development-and-income-inequality
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Mathilde Sengoelge, Ziad El-Khatib, Lucie Laflamme
Child burn mortality differs widely between regions and is closely related to material deprivation, but reports on their global distribution are few. Investigating their country level distribution in light of economic level and income inequality will help assess the potential for macro-level improvements. We extracted data for child burn mortality from the Global Burden of Disease study 2013 and combined data into 1-14 years to calculate rates at country, region and income levels. We also compiled potential lives saved...
June 2017: Preventive Medicine Reports
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