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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633696/cross-border-collaboration-for-improved-tuberculosis-prevention-and-care-policies-tools-and-experiences
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M Dara, G Sulis, R Centis, L D'Ambrosio, G de Vries, P Douglas, D Garcia, N Jansen, E Zuroweste, G B Migliori
As tuberculosis (TB) spreads beyond borders with people movements, several interventions ensuring the continuity of care are essential, although difficult to put in place in the absence of well-defined agreements allowing data sharing and easy referral of patients to appropriate health facilities. This article first sets out general principles for cross-border collaboration and continuity of care. It then presents a series of case studies. Policies and practices on cross-border collaboration in selected low-incidence countries (Australia, Italy, Norway, The Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States) are described and critically appraised...
July 1, 2017: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633084/public-health-costs-accounting-of-inorganic-pm2-5-pollution-in-metropolitan-areas-of-the-united-states-using-a-risk-based-source-receptor-model
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Jinhyok Heo, Peter J Adams, H Oliver Gao
In order to design effective strategies to reduce the public health burden of ambient fine particulate matter (PM2.5) imposed in an area, it is necessary to identify the emissions sources affecting that location and quantify their contributions. However, it is challenging because PM2.5 travels long distances and most constituents are the result of complex chemical processes. We developed a reduced-form source-receptor model for estimating locations and magnitudes of downwind health costs from a source or, conversely, the upwind sources that contribute to health costs at a receptor location...
June 17, 2017: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632945/developing-multidisciplinary-clinics-for-neuromuscular-care-and-research
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REVIEW
Sabrina Paganoni, Katie Nicholson, Fawn Leigh, Kathryn Swoboda, David Chad, Kristin Drake, Kellen Haley, Merit Cudkowicz, James D Berry
Multidisciplinary care is considered the standard-of-care for both adult and pediatric neuromuscular disorders and has been associated with improved quality of life, resource utilization, and health outcomes. Multidisciplinary care is delivered in multidisciplinary clinics that coordinate care across multiple specialties reducing travel burden and streamlining care. In addition, multidisciplinary care setting facilitates the integration of clinical research, patient advocacy, and care innovation (e.g., TeleHealth)...
June 20, 2017: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632593/functional-and-radiographic-outcomes-following-growth-sparing-management-of-early-onset-scoliosis
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Charles E Johnston, Dong-Phuong Tran, Anna McClung
BACKGROUND: In this study, we sought to evaluate radiographic, functional, and quality-of-life outcomes of patients who have completed growth-sparing management of early-onset scoliosis. METHODS: This prospective study involved patients with early-onset scoliosis who underwent growth-sparing treatment and either "final" fusion or observation for ≥2 years since the last lengthening procedure. Demographics, radiographic parameters, pulmonary function test (PFT) values, and scores of patient-reported assessments (Early-Onset Scoliosis Questionnaire [EOSQ] and Scoliosis Research Society [SRS]-30) were obtained...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631983/-worse-than-hiv-the-logics-of-cancer-screening-avoidance-in-swaziland
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Nomthandazo Malambo, Susan Erikson
This article shows the consequences of competing global health agendas within differential clinical and social worlds. Specifically, it examines how HIV's prominence in local clinical programming in Swaziland influences cervical cancer screening rates. Drawing on 2014 ethnographic research conducted in a semi-urban town in Swaziland, the interview and participant observation data show the relative scarcity of cervical cancer care and the consequences of HIV/AIDS funding and programming dominance. 20 women and 7 health workers were interviewed in homes, clinics and small businesses...
June 20, 2017: Global Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630744/maternal-predictors-of-neonatal-outcomes-after-emergency-cesarean-section-a-retrospective-study-in-three-rural-district-hospitals-in-rwanda
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Naome Nyirahabimana, Christine Minani Ufashingabire, Yihan Lin, Bethany Hedt-Gauthier, Robert Riviello, Jackline Odhiambo, Joel Mubiligi, Martin Macharia, Stephen Rulisa, Illuminee Uwicyeza, Patient Ngamije, Fulgence Nkikabahizi, Theoneste Nkurunziza
BACKGROUND: In sub-Saharan Africa, neonatal mortality post-cesarean delivery is higher than the global average. In this region, most emergency cesarean sections are performed at district hospitals. This study assesses maternal predictors for poor neonatal outcomes post-emergency cesarean delivery in three rural district hospitals in Rwanda. METHODS: This retrospective study includes a random sample of 441 neonates from Butaro, Kirehe and Rwinkwavu District Hospitals, born between 01 January and 31 December 2015...
2017: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630444/modelling-the-effects-of-global-climate-change-on-chikungunya-transmission-in-the-21-st-century
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Nils B Tjaden, Jonathan E Suk, Dominik Fischer, Stephanie M Thomas, Carl Beierkuhnlein, Jan C Semenza
The arrival and rapid spread of the mosquito-borne viral disease Chikungunya across the Americas is one of the most significant public health developments of recent years, preceding and mirroring the subsequent spread of Zika. Globalization in trade and travel can lead to the importation of these viruses, but climatic conditions strongly affect the efficiency of transmission in local settings. In order to direct preparedness for future outbreaks, it is necessary to anticipate global regions that could become suitable for Chikungunya transmission...
June 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628461/measles-outbreak-with-unique-virus-genotyping-ontario-canada-2015
#8
Shari Thomas, Joanne Hiebert, Jonathan B Gubbay, Effie Gournis, Jennifer Sharron, Alberto Severini, Manisa Jiaravuthisan, Amanda Shane, Valerie Jaeger, Natasha S Crowcroft, Jill Fediurek, Beate Sander, Tony Mazzulli, Helene Schulz, Shelley L Deeks
The province of Ontario continues to experience measles virus transmissions despite the elimination of measles in Canada. We describe an unusual outbreak of measles in Ontario, Canada, in early 2015 that involved cases with a unique strain of virus and no known association among primary case-patients. A total of 18 cases of measles were reported from 4 public health units during the outbreak period (January 25-March 23, 2015); none of these cases occurred in persons who had recently traveled. Despite enhancements to case-patient interview methods and epidemiologic analyses, a source patient was not identified...
July 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627852/multidrug-resistant-bacteria-and-travel
#9
Serge De Vallière
Antimicrobial resistance is a global problem which affects also tropical countries. Travelers to these regions expose themselves to the risk of being colonised and infected with multidrug-resistant bacteria. The region visited, the occurrence of diarrhoea and the use of antibiotics are the principal risk factors leading to colonisation with multidrug-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, which can affect up to 80% of travellers. Colonisation with meticillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus and vancomycin resistant enterococci are often due to contacts with the health care system of the visited country...
May 3, 2017: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627851/zika-virus-practical-guidelines
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Gilles Eperon, Manuel Schibler, Noémie Wagner, François Chappuis, Isabelle Eperon
Zika virus suddenly emerged in Latin America in 2015‑2016. Congenital malformations have been observed in infected pregnant women, causing a major public health impact in affected countries, particularly in Brazil. In addition, sexual transmission of Zika virus has been well documented. This led to the development of prevention strategies and recommendations for travellers visiting at risk countries. These documents are regularly amended depending on the evolution of scientific knowledge, the epidemiologic trends and the national and international guidelines...
May 3, 2017: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627648/characterization-of-a-blandm%C3%A2-1%C3%A2-harboring-plasmid-from-a-salmonella%C3%A2-enterica-clinical-isolate-in-china
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Jinwei Huang, Shanshan Deng, Jianmin Ren, Jianfei Tu, Meiping Ye, Minggui Wang
The plasmid-mediated transmission of antibiotic resistance genes has been reported to be involved in the development of antibiotic resistance in bacteria, and poses a serious threat for the success of bacterial infection treatment and human health worldwide. The present study used a 454 GS‑FLX pyrosequencing system to determine the ~140 kb nucleotide sequence of plasmid pHS36‑NDM, which was identified in a Salmonella Stanley isolate from the stool sample of an 11‑month‑old girl at Lishui Central Hospital, China, and which contains a New Delhi metallo‑β‑lactamase‑1 (NDM‑1) carbapenem resistance gene (blaNDM‑1)...
June 8, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624541/the-high-prevalence-and-clinical-socio-demographic-correlates-of-miscarriages-among-flight-attendants
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Bettina Heidecker, Rachel Maureen Spencer, Victoria Hayes, Sarah Hall, Nisha Parikh, Eveline Oestreicher Stock, Rita Redberg
BACKGROUND: There are many occupational health hazards associated with long hours of air travel including cosmic radiation exposure, circadian rhythm disruptions and secondhand smoke exposure prior, for flight attendants who flew prior to smoking bans initiated in the 90s. Previous studies in flight attendants have found increased incidence of breast cancer and melanoma. However, there is little information on the relationship of airline travel and reproductive health in flight attendants...
June 14, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621656/pathways-to-policy-lessons-learned-in-multisectoral-collaboration-for-physical-activity-and-built-environment-policy-development-from-the-coalitions-linking-action-and-science-for-prevention-clasp-initiative
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Christopher E Politis, David L Mowat, Deb Keen
OBJECTIVES: The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer funded 12 large-scale knowledge to action cancer and chronic disease prevention projects between 2009 and 2016 through the Coalitions Linking Action and Science for Prevention (CLASP) initiative. Two projects, Healthy Canada by Design (HCBD) and Children's Mobility, Health and Happiness (CMHH), developed policies to address physical activity and the built environment through a multisectoral approach. A qualitative analysis involving a review of 183 knowledge products and 8 key informant interviews was conducted to understand what policy changes occurred, and the underlying critical success factors, through these projects...
June 16, 2017: Canadian Journal of Public Health. Revue Canadienne de Santé Publique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619415/international-travelers-sociodemographic-health-and-travel-characteristics-an-italian-study
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Gianmarco Troiano, Astrid Mercone, Alessandra Bagnoli, Nicola Nante
BACKGROUND: Approximately the 8% of travelers requires medical care, with the diagnosis of a vaccine-preventable disease. The aim of our study was to analyze the socio-demographic, health and travel characteristics of the Italian international travelers. METHODS: We conducted a cross sectional study from January 2015 to June 2016, at the Travel Medicine Clinic of Siena, asking the doctor to interview patients who attended the Clinic, recording socio-demographic and travel information, malaria prophylaxis, vaccinations...
March 2017: Annals of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616504/q-fever-in-an-endemic-region-of-north-queensland-australia-a-10%C3%A2-year-review
#15
Pirathaban Sivabalan, Apoorva Saboo, James Yew, Robert Norton
BACKGROUND: Q fever is a zoonotic infection caused by Coxiella burnetii. Endemic Q fever has long been recognised in north Queensland, with north Queensland previously acknowledged to have the highest rate of notification in Australia. In this retrospective study, we reviewed the demographics and exposure of patients diagnosed with Q fever in an endemic region of north Queensland, to identify trends and exposure factors for the acquisition of Q fever. METHODS: A retrospective study looking at patients in the region that had tested positive for Q fever by case ascertainment between 2004 and 2014...
June 2017: One Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615327/where-are-we-now-a-multicountry-qualitative-study-to-explore-access-to-pre-antiretroviral-care-services-a-precursor-to-antiretroviral-therapy-initiation
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Dominic Bukenya, Alison Wringe, Mosa Moshabela, Morten Skovdal, Robert Ssekubugu, Sara Paparini, Jenny Renju, Estelle McLean, Oliver Bonnington, Joyce Wamoyi, Janet Seeley
OBJECTIVE: To explore barriers and facilitators to accessing postdiagnosis HIV care in five sub-Saharan African countries. METHODS: -ResultsAffordability: Transport and treatment costs were a barrier to HIV care, although some participants travelled to distant clinics to avoid being seen by people who knew them or for specific services. Broken equipment and drug stock-outs in local clinics could also necessitate travel to other facilities.Availability: Some facilities did not offer full HIV care, or only offered all services intermittently...
June 14, 2017: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614637/renal-telemedicine-through-video-as-a-service-delivered-to-patients-on-home-dialysis-a-qualitative-study-on-the-renal-care-team-members-experience
#17
Jae-Llane Ditchburn, Alison Marshall
BACKGROUND: The Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust in the UK has been providing renal care through video-as-a-service (VAAS) to patients since 2013, with support from the North West NHS Shared Infrastructure Service, a collaborative team that supports information and communication technology use in the UK National Health Service. INTRODUCTION: Renal telemedicine offered remotely to patients on home dialysis supports renal care through the provision of a live high-quality video link directly to unsupported patients undergoing haemodialysis at home...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Renal Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612497/pharmacotherapy-follow-up-role-in-active-malaria-surveillance-in-a-travel-medicine-centre-outside-the-transmission-area-in-brazil
#18
R S Pedro, P Brasil, A Pina-Costa, C R Machado, L S Damasceno, C T Daniel-Ribeiro, L Guaraldo
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVE: Malaria is a potentially severe disease, widespread in tropical and subtropical areas. Apart from parasite drug resistance, which receives the largest share of attention, several factors directly influence the response to antimalarial treatment such as incorrect doses, adverse drug events, lack of adherence to treatment, drug quality and drug-drug interactions. Pharmacotherapy follow-up can be used to monitor and improve the effectiveness of treatment, prevent drug-related problems and ensure patient safety...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611986/scipad-effective-implementation-of-telemedicine-using-ipads-with-individuals-with-spinal-cord-injuries-a-case-series
#19
Kazuko Shem, Samantha J Sechrist, Eleanor Loomis, Linda Isaac
BACKGROUND: Individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI) must often travel long distances to see a rehabilitation specialist. While telemedicine (TM) for pressure ulcer management has been used in this population, real-time video telecommunication using iPad has never been described. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to provide specialized care for persons with SCI through TM consultation expediently in order to address medical needs, manage secondary complications, and to improve quality of life (QoL) of individuals with SCI...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611867/a-comparative-study-of-the-trends-of-imported-dengue-cases-in-korea-and-japan-2011-2015
#20
Shinichiro Miki, Won-Chang Lee, Myeong-Jin Lee
BACKGROUND: Dengue is a mosquito-borne febrile disease that represents a major public health problem in tropical and subtropical areas. Even though Korea and Japan are not the regions where dengue is epidemic, there have been many imported cases in both countries, and in increasing numbers. A better understanding of the characteristics of the prevalence of dengue and the recent trends in these neighboring countries may provide information to promote improvement and control strategies for both...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
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