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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055522/tailoring-water-sanitation-and-hygiene-wash-targets-for-soil-transmitted-helminthiasis-and-schistosomiasis-control
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REVIEW
Suzy J Campbell, Nana-Kwadwo Biritwum, Geordie Woods, Yael Velleman, Fiona Fleming, J Russell Stothard
The World Health Organization's (WHO) 2015-2020 Global Strategy on water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) and neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) encourages integration, whilst maintaining existing structured NTD investments, and acceleration towards Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) targets. Accordingly, SDG-associated and WASH-NTD indicators have been developed, commencing important intersectoral dialogue, alongside opportunities for future disease-specific refinements. The rationale for soil-transmitted helminthiasis (STH)- and schistosomiasis-specific WASH considerations, and a traffic-light figure, are presented here to indicate where current international definitions may, or may not, suffice...
October 18, 2017: Trends in Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052831/klingsor-syndrome-a-rare-surgical-emergency
#2
Gaurav Aggarwal, Samiran D Adhikary
Klingsor syndrome or self-Inflicted traumatic penile amputation is a rare clinical entity that is associated with psychiatric disorders, command hallucinations, religious preoccupations, substance abuse, and isolation from or neglect by society. In addition to being infrequently encountered, it is a rare surgical emergency, with paucity of data on appropriate and timely management to ensure optimal functional outcomes. We report the case of a 25-year-old unmarried male who inflicted this injury upon himself in a fit of paranoia as a way to expiate his sins and earn solace from God...
September 2017: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050770/genomic-plasticity-between-human-and-mycobacterial-dna-a-review
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REVIEW
Lawal Danjuma, Mok Pooi Ling, Rukman Awang Hamat, Akon Higuchi, Abdullah A Alarfaj, Marlina, Giovanni Benelli, Palanisamy Arulselvan, Mariappan Rajan, Suresh Kumar Subbiah
Mycobacterium tuberculosis has a remarkable ability of long-term persistence despite vigorous host immunity and prolonged therapy. The bacteria persist in secure niches such as the mesenchymal stem cells in the bone marrow and reactivate the disease, leading to therapeutic failure. Many bacterial cells can remain latent within a diseased tissue so that their genetic material can be incorporated into the genetic material of the host tissue. This incorporated genetic material reproduces in a manner similar to that of cellular DNA...
December 2017: Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047388/challenges-in-implementing-uncomplicated-malaria-treatment-in-children-a-health-facility-survey-in-rural-malawi
#4
Alinune N Kabaghe, Mphatso D Phiri, Kamija S Phiri, Michèle van Vugt
BACKGROUND: Prompt and effective malaria treatment are key in reducing transmission, disease severity and mortality. With the current scale-up of artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) coverage, there is need to focus on challenges affecting implementation of the intervention. Routine indicators focus on utilization and coverage, neglecting implementation quality. A health system in rural Malawi was assessed for uncomplicated malaria treatment implementation in children. METHODS: A cross-sectional health facility survey was conducted in six health centres around the Majete Wildlife Reserve in Chikwawa district using a health system effectiveness approach to assess uncomplicated malaria treatment implementation...
October 18, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045624/long-term-cell-culture-isolated-from-lesions-of-mice-infected-with-leishmania-amazonensis-a-new-approach-to-study-mononuclear-phagocyte-subpopulations-during-the-infection
#5
Myriam Janeth Salazar Terreros, Luis Augusto Visani de Luna, Selma Giorgio
Leishmanioses are neglected diseases and the parasite Leishmania survives and proliferates within mononuclear phagocytes, particularly macrophages. In vitro studies of the immunology and cell biology of leishmaniosis are performed in murine peritoneum and bone marrow macrophages and immortalized cell lines despite the normal and injured tissue-specific heterogeneity of macrophages. In this work we established an ex vivo methodology to culture lesional cells from BALB/c mice infected with L. amazonensis. The cells were successfully isolated from footpad skin lesions and those exhibiting macrophage morphology were maintained in long-term culture (12 days), while the small number of lymphocytes, polymorphonuclear and unidentified cells died after one day of culture...
October 14, 2017: Pathogens and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043150/community-acquired-pneumonia-in-the-united-kingdom-a-call-to-action
#6
EDITORIAL
James Chalmers, James Campling, Gillian Ellsbury, Peter M Hawkey, Harish Madhava, Mary Slack
Pneumococcal disease has a high burden in adults in the United Kingdom (UK); however, the total burden is underestimated, principally because most cases of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) are non-invasive. Research into pneumonia receives poor funding relative to its disease burden (global mortality, disability-adjusted life years, and years lived with disability), ranking just 20 out of 25 for investment in infectious diseases in the UK. The current accuracy of data for establishing incidence rates is questionable, and it is a reflection of the paucity of research that much of the background information available derives from nearly 30 years ago...
2017: Pneumonia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042642/modeling-the-climatic-suitability-of-leishmaniasis-vector-species-in-europe
#7
Lisa K Koch, Judith Kochmann, Sven Klimpel, Sarah Cunze
Climate change will affect the geographical distribution of many species in the future. Phlebotomine sandflies are vector species for leishmaniasis, a tropical neglected disease. We applied an ensemble forecasting niche modeling approach to project future changes in climatic suitability for ten vector competent sandfly species in Europe. Whereas the main area of sandfly distribution currently lies in the Mediterranean region, models generally projected a northwards expansion of areas with suitable climatic conditions for most species (P...
October 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039774/transnational-dynamics-amid-poor-regulations-taiwan-s-asbestos-ban-actions-and-experiences
#8
Harry Yi-Jui Wu, Ro-Ting Lin, Jung-Der Wang, Yawen Cheng
This article describes the history of the asbestos use regulation process in Taiwan and the associated factors leading to its total ban in 2018. Despite the long history of asbestos mining and manufacturing since the Japanese colonial period, attempts to understand the impact of asbestos on the health of the population and to control its use did not emerge until the early 1980s. We attempted to investigate the driving forces and obstructions involved in asbestos regulations by reviewing available public sources and scientific journal articles and conducting interviews with key propagators of the asbestos regulation and ban...
October 17, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039287/strongyloides-stercoralis-seroprevalence-in-vietnam
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Nguyen Thi Ngoc Diep, Pham Quang Thai, Nghiem Nguyen Minh Trang, Julia Jäger, Annette Fox, Peter Horby, Hoang Vu Mai Phuong, Dang Duc Anh, LE Thi Quynh Mai, H Rogier VAN Doorn, Behzad Nadjm
Strongyloidiasis is a neglected tropical disease caused by the roundworm Strongyloides stercoralis affecting 30-100 million people worldwide. Many Southeast-Asian countries report a high prevalence of S. stercoralis infection, but there are little data from Vietnam. Here, we evaluated the seroprevalence of S. stercoralis related to geography, sex and age in Vietnam through serological testing of anonymized sera. Sera (n = 1710, 1340 adults and 270 children) from an anonymized age-stratified serum bank from four regions in Vietnam between 2012 and 2013 were tested using a commercial Strongyloides ratti immunoglobulin G ELISA...
October 17, 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038691/a-network-analysis-of-anger-shame-proposed-icd-11-post-traumatic-stress-disorder-and-different-types-of-childhood-trauma-in-foster-care-settings-in-a-sample-of-adult-survivors
#10
Tobias M Glück, Matthias Knefel, Brigitte Lueger-Schuster
Background: Anger and shame are aspects that are specifically associated with psychopathology and maladaptation after childhood abuse and neglect. They are known to influence symptom maintenance and exacerbation; however, their interaction is not fully understood. Objective: To explore with network analysis the association and interaction of prolonged, complex interpersonal childhood abuse and neglect in institutional foster care settings [institutional abuse (IA)] with anger, shame, and the proposed 11th revision of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD-11) post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms in adult survivors...
2017: European Journal of Psychotraumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037894/indentation-mapping-reveals-poroelastic-but-not-viscoelastic-properties-spanning-native-zonal-articular-cartilage
#11
Joseph A Wahlquist, Frank W DelRio, Mark A Randolph, Aaron H Aziz, Chelsea M Heveran, Stephanie J Bryant, Corey P Neu, Virginia L Ferguson
Osteoarthrosis is a debilitating disease affecting millions, yet engineering materials for cartilage regeneration has proven difficult because of the complex microstructure of this tissue. Articular cartilage, like many biological tissues, produces a time-dependent response to mechanical load that is critical to cell's physiological function in part due to solid and fluid phase interactions and property variations across multiple length scales. Recreating the time-dependent strain and fluid flow may be critical for successfully engineering replacement tissues but thus far has largely been neglected...
October 13, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035175/lifestyle-medicine-a-brief-review-of-its-dramatic-impact-on-health-and-survival
#12
Balazs I Bodai, Therese E Nakata, William T Wong, Dawn R Clark, Steven Lawenda, Christine Tsou, Raymond Liu, Linda Shiue, Neil Cooper, Michael Rehbein, Benjamin P Ha, Anne Mckeirnan, Rajiv Misquitta, Pankaj Vij, Andrew Klonecke, Carmelo S Mejia, Emil Dionysian, Sean Hashmi, Michael Greger, Scott Stoll, Thomas M Campbell
By ignoring the root causes of disease and neglecting to prioritize lifestyle measures for prevention, the medical community is placing people at harm. Advanced nations, influenced by a Western lifestyle, are in the midst of a health crisis, resulting largely from poor lifestyle choices. Epidemiologic, ecologic, and interventional studies have repeatedly indicated that most chronic illnesses, including cardiovascular disease, cancer, and type 2 diabetes, are the result of lifestyles fueled by poor nutrition and physical inactivity...
2017: Permanente Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033267/palliative-care-in-interstitial-lung-disease-living-well
#13
REVIEW
Michael Kreuter, Elisabeth Bendstrup, Anne-Marie Russell, Sabrina Bajwah, Kathleen Lindell, Yochai Adir, Crystal E Brown, Greg Calligaro, Nicola Cassidy, Tamera J Corte, Klaus Geissler, Azza Adel Hassan, Kerri A Johannson, Ronaldo Kairalla, Martin Kolb, Yasuhiro Kondoh, Sylvia Quadrelli, Jeff Swigris, Zarir Udwadia, Athol Wells, Marlies Wijsenbeek
Progressive fibrotic interstitial lung diseases (ILDs) are characterised by major reductions in quality of life and survival and have similarities to certain malignancies. However, palliative care expertise is conspicuously inaccessible to many patients with ILD. Unmet patient and caregiver needs include effective pharmacological and psychosocial interventions to improve quality of life throughout the disease course, sensitive advanced care planning, and timely patient-centred end-of-life care. The incorrect perception that palliative care is synonymous with end-of-life care, with no role earlier in the course of ILD, has created a culture of neglect...
October 12, 2017: Lancet Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031509/mining-filarial-genomes-for-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-targets
#14
REVIEW
Sasisekhar Bennuru, Elise M O'Connell, Papa M Drame, Thomas B Nutman
Filarial infections of humans cause some of the most important neglected tropical diseases. The global efforts for eliminating filarial infections by mass drug administration programs may require additional tools (safe macrofilaricidal drugs, vaccines, and diagnostic biomarkers). The accurate and sensitive detection of viable parasites is essential for diagnosis and for surveillance programs. Current community-wide treatment modalities do not kill the adult filarial worms effectively; hence, there is a need to identify and develop safe macrofilaricidal drugs...
October 11, 2017: Trends in Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029587/-here-if-you-need-me-exploring-peer-support-to-enhance-access-to-physical-health-care
#15
Julia Bocking, Stephanie B Ewart, Brenda Happell, Chris Platania-Phung, Robert Stanton, Brett Scholz
BACKGROUND: People diagnosed with mental illness (hereinafter "consumers") have higher rates of chronic disease and significantly shorter lives than the wider population. Peer workers have become increasingly involved in facilitating access to physical health care, yet the consumer perspective regarding peer involvement is unknown. This absent voice is needed to inform strategic planning and generate solutions to address the current inequity in health status. AIM: To articulate the views of consumers in regards to the potential use of peer workers to further the physical health of people with mental illness...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029370/elder-neglect-oral-diseases-and-injuries
#16
Stefano Petti
Elder Neglect (EN) is the failure of a designated caregiver to meet the needs of a dependent older person. World EN prevalence, meta-analyzed in this study, is 1.0% or 1.8% according to different statistical methods. Referring alleged EN cases to Adult Protective Services (APSs) by healthcare workers (HCWs) is mandatory in many countries. However, only few claims are substantiated, as EN could be confused with Self-Neglect, neglect could be unintentional or due to caregiver unawareness. Screening tools are inaccurate and their use is discouraged by public health organizations, because they lead to too many false positives, which engulf the already overwhelmed APSs...
October 13, 2017: Oral Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029307/droplet-digital-pcr-diagnosis-of-human-schistosomiasis-parasite-cell-free-dna-detection-in-diverse-clinical-samples
#17
Kosala G Weerakoon, Catherine A Gordon, Gail M Williams, Pengfei Cai, Geoffrey N Gobert, Remigio M Olveda, Allen G Ross, David U Olveda, Donald P McManus
Background: Schistosomiasis japonica remains a major public health and socio-economic concern in Southeast-Asia. Sensitive and accurate diagnostics can play a pivotal role in achieving disease elimination goals. Methods: We previously reported a novel droplet digital-PCR (ddPCR) assay targeting the mitochondrial gene nad1 to diagnose schistosomiasis japonica. The tool identified both pre-patent and patent infections using Schistosoma japonicum DNA isolated from serum, urine, salivary glands and faeces in a murine model...
September 27, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026863/assessing-the-ovarian-accessory-glands-to-determine-the-parity-of-phlebotomus-papatasi-vector-of-zoonotic-cutaneous-leishmaniasis-under-laboratory-condition
#18
Mahboubeh Fatemi, Mohammad Reza Yaghoobi-Ershadi, Mehdi Mohebali, Zahra Saeidi, Arshad Veysi, Ali Khamesipour, Amir Ahmad Akhavan
BACKGROUND: Zoonotic cutaneous leishmaniasis (ZCL) is a neglected tropical disease prevailed in many rural areas of 17 out of 31 provinces in Iran. The main vector of the disease is Phlebotomus papatasi and the causative agent is Leishmania major in ZCL foci of Iran. In the current study we investigated the validity of accessory glands secretions as an indicator to recognize parous from nulliparous Ph. papatasi females under laboratory conditions. METHODS: Over 235 laboratory-reared females of Ph...
March 2017: Journal of Arthropod-borne Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026859/molecular-identification-of-leishmania-species-in-a-re-emerged-focus-of-cutaneous-leishmaniasis-in-varamin-district-iran
#19
Mahmoodreza Behravan, Vahideh Moin-Vaziri, Ali Haghighi, Nourina Rahbarian, Niloofar Taghipour, Alireza Abadi, Homa Hajjaran
BACKGROUND: Cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) is one of the most important neglected tropical diseases and a major public health challenge in Iran caused by Leishmania spp and transmitted by phlebotomine sand flies. The number of CL cases has shown an increasing pattern all over the country, including the district of Varamin, southeast of Tehran, Iran. This study aimed to identify the Leishmania spp isolated from CL patients using molecular methods in Varamin during 2012-2013. METHODS: Exudate materials collected from the swollen edge of the skin lesions of 44 parasitological positive CL patients by disposable lancet...
March 2017: Journal of Arthropod-borne Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025403/tuberculosis-among-older-adults-in-zambia-burden-and-characteristics-among-a-neglected-group
#20
Jenna Coffman, Pascalina Chanda-Kapata, Ben J Marais, Nathan Kapata, Alimuddin Zumla, Joel Negin
BACKGROUND: The 2010 Global Burden of Disease estimates show that 57% of all TB deaths globally occurred among adults older than 50 years of age. Few studies document the TB burden among older adults in Southern Africa. We focused on adults older than 55 years to assess the relative TB burden and associated demographic factors. METHODS: A cross sectional nationally representative TB prevalence survey conducted of Zambian residents aged 15 years and above from 66 clusters across all the 10 provinces of Zambia...
October 12, 2017: BMC Public Health
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