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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535617/epidemiology-and-clinical-characteristics-of-sarcoidosis-an-update-from-a-population-based-cohort-study-from-olmsted-county-minnesota
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P Ungprasert, C S Crowson, E L Matteson
Information about the epidemiology, clinical manifestations and comorbidities of sarcoidosis among Caucasians is relatively scarce. This review focuses primarily on the data from a recently published Caucasianpredominant population-based cohort from Olmsted County, Minnesota. Overall, the incidence rate was 10.0 per 100,000 population, which suggested that sarcoidosis is less common in Caucasians than in Blacks, but is more common in Caucasians than in Asians. Intrathoracic involvement was seen in the vast majority of patients, but less than half have respiratory symptoms...
May 22, 2017: Reumatismo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535466/do-polychlorinated-biphenyls-cause-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-epidemiological-studies-on-risk-of-cutaneous-melanoma-and-non-hodgkin-lymphoma
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REVIEW
Claudia Zani, Elisabetta Ceretti, Loredana Covolo, Francesco Donato
In 2015 a IARC Working Group upgraded the classification of PCBs to Group 1 "Carcinogenic to humans", also on the basis of evidence from epidemiological studies showing an excess risk for melanoma. Increased risks for non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) and breast cancer were also reported though the evidence was limited. However, some recent reviews of studies on PCB exposure and risk of cancer provided discrepant findings. Therefore, we re-evaluated the association between exposure to PCBs and risk of melanoma and NHL by a systematic review and meta-analysis...
May 12, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533885/-occupational-asthma-compensation-in-the-tunisian-center-cross-sectional-study-over-a-period-of-eight-years
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Amira Omrane, Awatef Kreim, Mohamed Adnène Henchi, Selma Kammoun, Leila Bessadi, Charfeddine Amri, Taoufik Khalfallh, Lamia Bouzgarrou
INTRODUCTION: Our study aimed to highlight the epidemiological profile of patients compensated for occupational asthma in the Tunisian Center, to identify their professional characteristics and to determine compensation practices for this occupational disease. METHODS: We conducted an exhaustive retrospective study over a period of eight years. This case study included workers with occupational asthma diagnosed and compensated in the Tunisian Center by the only two medical commissions empowered to set rates for permanent partial disability caused by either a work-related injury or an occupational diseases in the seven central governorates...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533848/dermatology-in-ghana-a-retrospective-review-of-skin-disease-at-the-korle-bu-teaching-hospital-dermatology-clinic
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Brooke E Rosenbaum, Rebecca Klein, Paa Gyasi Hagan, Mark-Young Seadey, Naa Larteley Quarcoo, Rachel Hoffmann, Maria Robinson, Margaret Lartey, Marie C Leger
INTRODUCTION: Ghana is currently developing its provision of dermatology services. Epidemiologic studies of the skin diseases seen by Ghanaian dermatologists are needed to guide these efforts. We aimed to describe the skin conditions seen by and management practices of Ghanaian dermatologists in a specialized clinic. METHODS: We conducted a chart review of new patients presenting to the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital dermatology clinic during 2014. RESULTS: Among the 529 patients studied, 700 discrete diagnoses were made...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530057/-hansen-s-disease-in-israel
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REVIEW
Leon Gilead, Ruth Wexler
Hansen's disease (HD) is an anthropophylic, infectious, chronic disease, caused by Mycobacterium leprae. The systemic disease, affecting both males and females at any age, involves mainly the skin and the peripheral nerves located in the limbs close to the skin. Traditionally the treatment of HD patients was entrusted to dermatologists. Current drug therapy given at an early stage can prevent many of the complications, and enables patients to go on with life. In 95% of the population there is an innate immunity, which following exposure, enables the development of an effective immune response preventing the development of overt clinical disease...
October 2016: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529699/evolution-immunity-and-the-emergence-of-brain-superautoantigens
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Serge Nataf
While some autoimmune disorders remain extremely rare, others largely predominate the epidemiology of human autoimmunity. Notably, these include psoriasis, diabetes, vitiligo, thyroiditis, rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis. Thus, despite the quasi-infinite number of "self" antigens that could theoretically trigger autoimmune responses, only a limited set of antigens, referred here as superautoantigens, induce pathogenic adaptive responses. Several lines of evidence reviewed in this paper indicate that, irrespective of the targeted organ (e...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528690/clinical-relevance-and-implications-of-hpv-induced-neoplasia-in-different-anatomical-locations
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REVIEW
Elena Sophie Prigge, Magnus von Knebel Doeberitz, Miriam Reuschenbach
Human papillomaviruses (HPV) are widespread DNA viruses that can infect epithelial cells of the skin and mucosa. Most HPV infections remain clinically unapparent and clear spontaneously. In few cases, however, HPV infections persist and can cause benign and malignant neoplasms at different anatomic locations. Malignant HPV-induced neoplasms are caused by distinct types of HPV (oncogenic or high-risk (HR) HPV types) and present in the anogenital (anus, penis, uterine cervix, vagina and vulva) and head and neck (particularly oropharynx) region...
April 2017: Mutation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515985/epidemiological-trends-in-skin-cancer
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Zoe Apalla, Aimilios Lallas, Elena Sotiriou, Elizabeth Lazaridou, Demetrios Ioannides
Skin cancer, including melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC), represents the most common type of malignancy in the white population. The incidence rate of melanoma is increasing worldwide, while the associated mortality remains stable, or is slightly decreasing. On the other hand, the incidence for NMSC varies widely, with the highest rates reported in Australia. In the current review, we highlight recent global trends in epidemiology of skin cancer. We discuss controversial issues raised in current epidemiological data, we analyze the most important risk factors associated with the development of melanoma and NMSC and the impact of skin cancer on health care services...
April 2017: Dermatology Practical & Conceptual
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512869/patterns-of-head-and-neck-sarcoma-in-australia
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Roger H Woods, J Alexa Potter, Jessica L Reid, Jennie Louise, Taryn Bessen, Gelareh Farshid, Susan J Neuhaus
BACKGROUND: Sarcomas affecting the head and neck often require complex management due to the combination of anatomic, aesthetic and oncological considerations. The incidence and patterns of presentation are poorly understood and have not been reviewed in the Australian population. METHOD: This study sourced incidence and demographic data from the National Cancer Registry at the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare for the years 1982-2009 (corresponding to 97...
May 16, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511154/cutaneous-squamous-cell-carcinoma-epidemiological-aspects-among-the-population-of-ukraine
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Оlena О Оshyvalova, Oleg L Ziukov
INTRODUCTION: In the structure of malignant skin neoplasms, the tumours of epithelial origin take the first place, among them the prevalence of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (cSCC) is about 20%. The aim of the work involves the analysis of cSCC epidemiological features among the contingent of the State Scientific Institution "Scientific and Practical Centre of Preventive and Clinical Medicine" of the State Administration (SIS) over 2005-2014 (Ukraine, Kyiv). MATERIAL AND METHODS: For retrospective epidemiological analysis there was used identifying information of patients with cSCC of the contingent of SIS over 2005-2014 in comparison with the data on patients with cSCC of Kyiv city and Kyiv region over the same period of time...
2017: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507830/dermatitis-due-to-paederus-colombinus-report-of-an-epidemic-outbreak-of-68-cases-in-the-province-of-darien-panama
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Lorenzo Cáceres, Jose A Suarez, Carmela Jackman, Amanda Galbster, Roberto Miranda, Ingrid Murgas, Juan Pascale, Nestor Sosa, Alfonso J Rodriguez-Morales
INTRODUCTION: Contact dermatitis due to Paederus is a particular form of accident by animal contact. It is characterized by the sudden onset of erythematous and vesicular lesions with burning sensation on exposed areas of the body. The aim of this study was to describe the epidemiological and clinical findings of an outbreak of Paederus dermatitis in Panama. METHODS: Clinical and epidemiological findings of an outbreak of contact dermatitis caused by Paederus sp...
April 12, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502644/leishmania-v-braziliensis-infecting-bats-from-pantanal-wetland-brazil-first-records-for-platyrrhinus-lineatus-and-artibeus-planirostris
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Eduardo de Castro Ferreira, Agnes Antônio Sampaio Pereira, Maurício Silveira, Carina Margonari, Glaucia Elisete Barbosa Marcon, Adriana de Oliveira França, Ludiele Souza Castro, Marcelo Oscar Bordignon, Erich Fischer, Walfrido Moraes Tomas, Maria Elizabeth Cavalheiros Dorval, Célia Maria Ferreira Gontijo
In the New World genus Leishmania parasites are etiological agents of neglected zoonoses known as leishmaniasis. Its epidemiology is very complex due to the participation of several species of sand fly vectors and mammalian hosts, and man is an accidental host. Control is very difficult because of the different epidemiological patterns of transmission observed. Studies about Leishmania spp. infection in bats are so scarce, which represents a large gap in knowledge about the role of these animals in the transmission cycle of these pathogens, especially when considering that Chiroptera is one of the most abundant and diverse orders among mammals...
May 11, 2017: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501983/understanding-the-two-faces-of-low-salt-intake
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REVIEW
Branko Braam, Xiaohua Huang, William A Cupples, Shereen M Hamza
Fierce debate has developed whether low-sodium intake, like high-sodium intake, could be associated with adverse outcome. The debate originates in earlier epidemiological studies associating high-sodium intake with high blood pressure and more recent studies demonstrating a higher cardiovascular event rate with both low- and high-sodium intake. This brings into question whether we entirely understand the consequences of high- and (very) low-sodium intake for the systemic hemodynamics, the kidney function, the vascular wall, the immune system, and the brain...
June 2017: Current Hypertension Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492778/sociodemographic-clinical-and-epidemiological-aspects-of-tuberculosis-treatment-abandonment-in-pernambuco-brazil-2001-2014
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Marcelo Luiz Medeiros Soares, Nathália Alves Castro do Amaral, Amanda Correia Paes Zacarias, Leila Karina de Novaes Pires Ribeiro
OBJECTIVE: to describe abandonment rates according to sociodemographic, clinical and epidemiological characteristics of new tuberculosis cases being treated in Pernambuco State, Brazil. METHODS: this is a descriptive ecological study using data from the Information System for Notifiable Diseases from 2001 to 2014; the abandonment rate was calculated by the Regional Administration on Health (GERES). RESULTS: of the 57,015 new cases, 6,474 (11...
April 2017: Epidemiologia e Servicos de Saude: Revista do Sistema Unico de Saude do Brasil
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492767/syphilis-in-pregnancy-and-congenital-syphilis-in-palmas-tocantins-state-brazil-2007-2014
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Patrícia Alves de Mendonça Cavalcante, Ruth Bernardes de Lima Pereira, José Gerley Diaz Castro
OBJECTIVE: to describe the epidemiological profile of reported cases of syphilis in pregnant women and congenital syphilis in the period 2007-2014 in Palmas-TO, Brazil. METHODS: this is a descriptive study with data from the Information System for Notifiable Diseases (Sinan). RESULTS: 171 pregnant women with syphilis (4.7/1,000 live births [LB]) and 204 cases of congenital syphilis (5.6/1,000 LB) were identified; most women were brown-skinned (71...
April 2017: Epidemiologia e Servicos de Saude: Revista do Sistema Unico de Saude do Brasil
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489206/lower-extremity-reconstruction-epidemiology-management-and-outcomes-of-patients-of-the-federal-district-north-wing-regional-hospital
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Jefferson Lessa Soares Macedo, Simone Corrêa Rosa, Daniel Lobo Botelho, Clendes Pereira Dos Santos, Murilo Neves DE Queiroz, Tabatha Gonçalves Andrade Castelo Branco Gomes
Objective: to evaluate the management of lower limbs complex traumatic injuries by analyzing their characteristics, types, conduct and evolution, with emphasis on surgical treatment. Methods: we conducted a prospective study of patients treated by Plastic Surgery at a regional hospital of the Federal District during a one-year period. We collected data through serial evaluations and telephone contact records. Results: we studied 40 patients, with a mean age of 25...
January 2017: Revista do Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgiões
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487208/epidemiology-and-outcome-of-invasive-fungal-infections-and-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-mrsa-pneumonia-and-complicated-skin-and-soft-tissue-infections-cssti-in-lebanon-and-saudi-arabia
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Rima Moghnieh, Adel F Alothman, Abdulhakeem O Althaqafi, Madonna J Matar, Thamer H Alenazi, Fayassal Farahat, Shelby L Corman, Caitlyn T Solem, Nirvana Raghubir, Cynthia Macahilig, Jennifer M Stephens
The objectives of this retrospective medical chart review study were to document the inpatient incidence, treatment, and clinical outcomes associated with invasive fungal infections (IFI) due to Candida and Aspergillus species, Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) pneumonia and MRSA complicated skin and soft tissue infections (cSSTI) in the Middle East. This study evaluated 2011-2012 data from 5 hospitals in Saudi Arabia and Lebanon with a combined total of 207,498 discharges. Hospital medical chart data were abstracted for a random sample of patients with each infection type (102 patients - IFI, 93 patients - MRSA pneumonia, and 87 patients-MRSA cSSTI)...
May 6, 2017: Journal of Infection and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485013/a-clinical-dermoscopic-and-histopathological-study-of-dermatosis-papulosa-nigra-dpn-an-indian-perspective
#18
Ramesh M Bhat, Ninon Patrao, Rochelle Monteiro, D Sukumar
BACKGROUND: Dermatosis papulosa nigra (DPN) is a benign cutaneous condition which commonly occurs in dark-skinned people, especially Asians and African Americans. Owing to its benign nature and rarity, very few studies have been conducted to date, and dermoscopic studies are practically nonexistent. OBJECTIVES: To study the clinical and epidemiological characteristics of patients with dermatosis papulosa nigra (DPN) and to correlate the clinical findings with dermoscopic and histopathological findings in DPN...
May 8, 2017: International Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482967/prevalence-of-asthma-and-allergies-in-13-14-year-old-adolescents-from-luanda-angola
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M Arrais, O Lulua, F Quifica, J Rosado-Pinto, J M R Gama, L Taborda-Barata
SETTING: The few epidemiological studies on asthma and allergic diseases performed in Africa have shown that the prevalence of these diseases is high or increasing. No such studies have been performed in Angola. OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of asthma and other allergic diseases in Angolan adolescents. DESIGN: This was a descriptive, observational, cross-sectional study in the province of Luanda, Angola, using the International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood study methodology in adolescents aged 13 and 14 years...
June 1, 2017: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480241/high-incidence-of-invasive-group-a-streptococcal-infections-in-remote-indigenous-communities-in-northwestern-ontario-canada
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Natalie Bocking, Cai-Lei Matsumoto, Kassandra Loewen, Sarah Teatero, Alex Marchand-Austin, Janet Gordon, Nahuel Fittipaldi, Allison McGeer
BACKGROUND: Worldwide, indigenous populations appear to be at increased risk for invasive group A streptococcal (iGAS) infections. Although there is empirical evidence that the burden of iGAS disease is significant among remote First Nations communities in Northwestern Ontario, Canada, the epidemiology of iGAS infections in the area remains poorly characterized. METHODS: Individuals that met case definition for iGAS disease and whose laboratory specimens were processed by Meno Ya Win Health Centre in Sioux Lookout, Canada or who were reported to Thunder Bay District Health Unit, Canada were identified for the period 2009 to 2014...
2017: Open Forum Infectious Diseases
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