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L P Savchenko, V A Mishchenko, V A Georgiyants
Validation was performed on the technological process of the compounded preparation "Milk by Vidal" in accordance with the requirements of the regulatory framework of Ukraine. Critical stages of formulation which can affect the quality of the finished preparation were considered during the research. The obtained results indicated that the quality of the finished preparation met the requirements of the State Pharmacopoeia of Ukraine.
November 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutical Compounding
Olena Iakunchykova, Viktor Burlaka, Elizabeth J King
Ukraine has among the highest rates of newly diagnosed HIV infections in the WHO European region. Men who have sex with men (MSM) is the least studied group in the context of the HIV epidemics in Ukraine. The present paper aims to estimate the prevalence and correlates of knowledge of sexual partner's HIV status and potentially discordant anal intercourse (failure to serosort) among MSM. Data of the cross-sectional study among 8100 MSM in Ukraine in 2013 were used for this analysis. Less than half of the participants (42...
December 7, 2017: AIDS and Behavior
Alex Dubov, Liana Fraenkel, Roman Yorick, Adedotun Ogunbajo, Frederick L Altice
Ukrainian men who have sex with men (MSM) remain highly stigmatized group with HIV prevalence as high as 23%. Despite documented effectiveness of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), PrEP remains unavailable in Ukraine. The aim of this study was to elicit MSM preferences in order to inform program development to facilitate successful delivery of PrEP to Ukrainian MSM. 1184 MSM were recruited through social networking applications to complete a stated preference (choice-based conjoint) survey. Respondents completed 14 choice tasks presenting experimentally-varied combinations of five attributes related to PrEP administration (dosing frequency, dispensing venue, prescription practices, adherence support, and costs)...
December 6, 2017: AIDS and Behavior
Alexandr B Nadraga, Iryna V Dybas
INTRODUCTION: In recent years, a significant increase in the incidence of pertussis among children has been observed both in Ukraine and worldwide. Infants who were partially vaccinated or children who became ill in a short time after complete active immunization with primary vaccination complex against pertussis are more often referred to our clinic with the diagnosis of "pertussis". THE AIM: The clinical peculiarities of pertussis study in partially vaccinated infants and infants who are in the process of vaccination against pertussis...
2017: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
Martin Schneider, Sophie Pautex, François Chappuis
BACKGROUND: Humanitarian emergency organizations have only recently integrated care for non-communicable diseases into their relief action. The needs for palliative care in emergencies are still largely unmet. OBJECTIVE: A systematic review of health programmes run by international humanitarian organizations that take palliative care and/or enhanced pain control into account. METHODS: Electronic databases were searched for publications of health programmes providing palliative care and/or enhanced pain control in emergency situations...
December 4, 2017: Medicine, Conflict, and Survival
Liudmyla I Chernyshova, Nataliya M Radionova, Iryna V Demchyshyna, Liudmyla S Kotlik, Oleksandra B Sadkova, Elena O Samoilovich, Galina V Semeiko, Danni S Daniels, Adam L Cohen, Negar Aliabadi
BACKGROUND: Acute gastroenteritis remains a burden among children under 5 years of age. Ukraine joined the World Health Organization's Global Rotavirus Surveillance Network in 2006, with a goal of providing accurate rotavirus burden data to aid policy makers in planning for rotavirus vaccine introduction. This analysis describes rotavirus epidemiology among Ukrainian children enrolled in Kyiv and Odesa, two large Ukrainian cities. METHODS: Children 0-59 months of age hospitalized for acute gastroenteritis at 2 sentinel sites in Kyiv and Odesa were enrolled into the active, prospective surveillance program...
November 29, 2017: Vaccine
A Shchetynina, I Budzanivska, O Pereboychuk, M Sõmera, E Truve
In September 2011, the leaf samples of hosta cultivar 'Sum and substance' were collected from the collection of Gryshko' National Botanical Garden in Kyiv. The leaves showed dark green streaking and puckering along the leaf veins. Transmission electron microscopy revealed the presence of filamentous viral particles 13 nm in diameter and 470-580 nm in length. Reverse transcription PCR (RT-PCR) analysis confirmed the presence of Hosta virus X (HVX). The sequencing of the complete genome revealed 99% identity to HVX-37 and 97...
2017: Acta Virologica
Joshua A Lawson, Grzegorz Brozek, Andrei Shpakou, Olga Fedortsiv, Emilija Vlaski, Vakhtangi Beridze, Donna C Rennie, Anna Afanasieva, Sophio Beridze, Jan Zejda
BACKGROUND: There is variation in childhood asthma between countries with typically higher prevalence in "Westernized" nations. We compared asthma, respiratory symptoms, and medication prevalence in Eastern and Central European regions and Canada. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional survey study of children (5-15 years) from one urban centre in each of Canada, Belarus, Poland, Republic of Georgia (Adjara), Republic of Macedonia, and Ukraine. Surveys were distributed through randomly selected schools to parents (2013-2015)...
December 2017: Respiratory Medicine
Sophie Newitt, Alla Mironenko, Olha Holubka, Oleksandr Zaika, Olga Gubar, Katri Jalava, Caroline Brown, Iryna Demchyshyna, Tetiana Dykhanovska
BACKGROUND: Several eastern European countries reported a severe influenza season to the World Health Organization (WHO) during late 2015. A country-specific rapid risk assessment for Ukraine was conducted to assess the season's severity and inform public health action.. METHODS: The exposure and hazard were assessed using acute respiratory infection (ARI), severe acute respiratory infection (SARI), laboratory surveillance, virological and vaccine data from weeks 40/2015 to 7/2016 with comparison to four previous seasons to describe the influenza season start (five week consecutive increase in ARI or SARI),, predominant virus types, geographical spread and affected age groups ...
November 20, 2017: Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses
Robert J Baker, Benjamin Dickins, Jeffrey K Wickliffe, Faisal A A Khan, Sergey Gaschak, Kateryna D Makova, Caleb D Phillips
Currently, the effects of chronic, continuous low dose environmental irradiation on the mitochondrial genome of resident small mammals are unknown. Using the bank vole (Myodes glareolus) as a model system, we tested the hypothesis that approximately 50 generations of exposure to the Chernobyl environment has significantly altered genetic diversity of the mitochondrial genome. Using deep sequencing, we compared mitochondrial genomes from 131 individuals from reference sites with radioactive contamination comparable to that present in northern Ukraine before the 26 April 1986 meltdown, to populations where substantial fallout was deposited following the nuclear accident...
September 2017: Evolutionary Applications
Zsuzsa Kreizinger, Dénes Grózner, Kinga M Sulyok, Kristin Nilsson, Veronika Hrivnák, Dušan Benčina, Miklós Gyuranecz
BACKGROUND: Mycoplasma synoviae causes infectious synovitis and respiratory diseases in chickens and turkeys and may lead to egg shell apex abnormalities in chickens; hence possesses high economic impact on the poultry industry. Control of the disease consists of eradication, vaccination or medication. The aim of the present study was to determine the in vitro susceptibility to 14 different antibiotics and an antibiotic combination of M. synoviae strains originating from Hungary and other countries of Central and Eastern Europe...
November 17, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
John Stover, William Winfrey
BACKGROUND: The Lives Saved Tool (LiST) estimates the effects of maternal and child health interventions on mortality rates and the number of deaths. The family planning module in Spectrum interacts with LiST by providing estimates of the effects of scaling up family planning use on the number of live births, miscarriages, abortions, and stillbirths. METHODS: We use the proximate determinants of fertility framework to estimate the effects of changes in contraceptive use, proportion married, postpartum insusceptibility, abortion and sterility on the total fertility rate...
November 7, 2017: BMC Public Health
Ganna Kovalenko, Alona Molozhanova, Ihor Halka, Serhiy Nychyk
A preliminary serological survey was carried out to assess the likelihood of influenza A (IA) infection in wild boar and begin to characterize the role of wild boar in the epidemiology of the IA virus (IAV). Sera collected from 120 wild boar that were hunted in 2014 were tested. To detect antibodies to IA, a blocking the enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) was used. Thirty boar were collected from each of four oblasts in the north central and northwestern regions of Ukraine. Antibodies against IAV were detected in 27 samples (22...
November 14, 2017: Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases
O I Apolikhin, S V Moskvin
Male infertility is associated with a wide range of pathological conditions affecting both the sexual and other body systems: endocrine, nervous, blood, and immune. Laser therapy is a form of modern physiotherapy that applies low-intensity laser radiation in various parts of the body. It is widely used in all areas of modern medicine due to its high efficiency, ease of use, the absence of contraindications and side effects. The authors reviewed the results of 171 studies investigating laser therapy, of which 93 were experimental (20 in Russian and 73 international publications), 4 clinical and experimental (all in Russian), 74 clinical (73 in Russian and 1in English)...
October 2017: Urologii︠a︡
Birgit Bjerre Høyer, Jens Peter Bonde, Sandra Søgaard Tøttenborg, Cecilia Høst Ramlau-Hansen, Christian Lindh, Henning Sloth Pedersen, Gunnar Toft
We examined associations between prenatal exposure to perfluorohexane sulfonic acid (PFHxS), perfluoroheptanoic acid (PFHpA), perfluorononanoic acid (PFNA), and perfluorodecanic acid (PFDA) - and child behaviour (SDQ-total) and hyperactivity (sub-scale) at 5-9years of age in birth cohorts from Greenland and Ukraine. Pregnancy serum samples (N=1023) were analysed for perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) and categorized into tertiles and also used as continuous exposure variables. Problem behaviour and hyperactivity were assessed, using the Strength and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) and categorized as normal/borderline and abnormal...
November 10, 2017: Hormones and Behavior
Emily Hoff, Ruthanne Marcus, Martha J Bojko, Iuliia Makarenko, Alyona Mazhnaya, Frederick L Altice, Jaimie P Meyer
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December 2017: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment
Marco De Nardi, Anaïs Léger, Tatul Stepanyan, Bagrat Khachatryan, Talgat Karibayev, Igor Sytnik, Samat Tyulegenov, Assel Akhmetova, Serhiy Nychyk, Mykola Sytiuk, Oleg Nevolko, Roman Datsenko, Tengiz Chaligava, Lasha Avaliani, Otar Parkadze, Lena Ninidze, Natia Kartskhia, Tsira Napetvaridze, Zviad Asanishvili, Demna Khelaia, Ioseb Menteshashvili, Meruzhan Zadayan, Lyudmila Niazyan, Nataliya Mykhaylovska, Bradford Raymond Brooks, Gulnara Zhumabayeva, Saltanat Satabayeva, Magda Metreveli, Theresa Gallagher, Richard Obiso
A training and outreach program to increase public awareness of African swine fever (ASF) was implemented by Defense Threat Reduction Agency and the Ministries of Agriculture in Armenia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, and Ukraine. The implementing agency was the company SAFOSO (Switzerland). Integration of this regional effort was administered by subject matter experts for each country. The main teaching effort of this project was to develop a comprehensive regional public outreach campaign through a network of expertise and knowledge for the control and prevention of ASF in four neighboring countries that experience similar issues with this disease...
2017: Frontiers in Veterinary Science
Marina Patsyuk
Two parasitic amoebian species are found in mollusks of the water bodies of Ukraine. Vahlkampfia sp. is found in hepatopankreas of Unio conus Spengler, 1793, and Acanthamoeba sp. is observed in mantle cavity of Viviparus viviparus Linnaeus, 1758. For these protist species, the mollusks are shown to be intermediate hosts where amoebae feed and reproduce. An experimental infection with Vahlkampfia sp. and Acanthamoeba sp. was not successful, no pathological changes in mollusks were observed. These amoebae are successfully cultured in fresh water and agar medium, hence we can safely consider them free-living...
November 2, 2017: Experimental Parasitology
Oleksiy V Voytsekhivskyy
PURPOSE: To develop and compare the accuracy and reproducibility of the VRF intraocular lens (IOL) power calculation formula with well-known methods. DESIGN: Development and validation study. METHODS: This analysis comprised 823 eyes of 823 patients at Kiev Clinical Ophthalmology Hospital Eye Microsurgery Center, Kiev, Ukraine, operated on by 1 surgeon with 3 different types of hydrophobic lenses: IQ SN60WF (494 eyes) and ReSTOR SN6AD1 (169 eyes) (Alcon Labs, Fort Worth, Texas, USA) and AMO Tecnis MF ZMB00 (160 eyes) (J&J Vision, Santa Ana, California, USA)...
November 2, 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
Natalia Yu Feoktistova, Ilya G Meschersky, Pavel L Bogomolov, Alexandra S Sayan, Natalia S Poplavskaya, Alexey V Surov
The Common hamster (Cricetus cricetus) is one of the most endangered mammals in Western and Central Europe. Its genetic diversity in Russia and Kazakhstan was investigated for the first time. The analysis of sequences of an mtDNA control region and cytochrome b gene revealed at least three phylogenetic lineages. Most of the species range (approximately 3 million km2), including central Russia, Crimea, the Ural region, and northern Kazakhstan), is inhabited by a single, well-supported phylogroup, E0. Phylogroup E1, previously reported from southeastern Poland and western Ukraine, was first described from Russia (Bryansk Province)...
2017: PloS One
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