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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416172/epidemiology-of-ebolavirus-disease-evd-and-occupational-evd-in-health-care-workers-in-sub-saharan-africa-need-for-strengthened-public-health-preparedness
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Nlandu Roger Ngatu, Ntumba Jean-Marie Kayembe, Elayne Kornblatt Phillips, Joa Okech-Ojony, Masika Patou-Musumari, Mukunda Gaspard-Kibukusa, Ndona Madone-Mandina, Mabasi Godefroid-Mayala, Lubogo Mutaawe, Casimir Manzengo, Dimosi Roger-Wumba, Sayumi Nojima
Ebolavirus disease (EVD) is a severe contagious disease in humans, and health care workers (HCW) are at risk of infection when caring for EVD patients. This paper highlights the epidemiologic profile of EVD and its impact on the health care workforce in Africa. A documentary study was conducted which consisted of a review of available literature regarding the epidemiology of EVD, occupational EVD (OEVD), and work safety issues in Sub-Saharan Africa; the literature findings are enriched by field experiences from the authors...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396470/case-study-design-and-implementation-of-training-for-scientists-deploying-to-ebola-diagnostic-field-laboratories-in-sierra-leone-october-2014-to-february-2016
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Christopher H Logue, Suzanna M Lewis, Amber Lansley, Sara Fraser, Clare Shieber, Sonal Shah, Amanda Semper, Daniel Bailey, Jason Busuttil, Liz Evans, Miles W Carroll, Nigel J Silman, Tim Brooks, Jane A Shallcross
As part of the UK response to the 2013-2016 Ebola virus disease (EVD) epidemic in West Africa, Public Health England (PHE) were tasked with establishing three field Ebola virus (EBOV) diagnostic laboratories in Sierra Leone by the UK Department for International Development (DFID). These provided diagnostic support to the Ebola Treatment Centre (ETC) facilities located in Kerry Town, Makeni and Port Loko. The Novel and Dangerous Pathogens (NADP) Training group at PHE, Porton Down, designed and implemented a pre-deployment Ebola diagnostic laboratory training programme for UK volunteer scientists being deployed to the PHE EVD laboratories...
May 26, 2017: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324321/structured-data-entry-in-the-electronic-medical-record-perspectives-of-pediatric-specialty-physicians-and-surgeons
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Ruth A Bush, Cynthia Kuelbs, Julie Ryu, Wen Jiang, George Chiang
The Epic electronic health record (EHR) platform supports structured data entry systems (SDES), which allow developers, with input from users, to create highly customized patient-record templates in order to maximize data completeness and to standardize structure. There are many potential advantages of using discrete data fields in the EHR to capture data for secondary analysis and epidemiological research, but direct data acquisition from clinicians remains one of the largest obstacles to leveraging the EHR for secondary use...
May 2017: Journal of Medical Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285490/review-of-54-cases-of-prolonged-field-care
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Erik DeSoucy, Stacy Shackelford, Joseph J DuBose, Seth Zweben, Stephen C Rush, Russ S Kotwal, Harold R Montgomery, Sean Keenan
BACKGROUND: Prolonged field care (PFC) is field medical care applied beyond doctrinal planning time-lines. As current and future medical operations must include deliberate and contingency planning for such events, data are lacking to support efforts. A case review was conducted to define the epidemiology, environment, and operational factors that affect PFC outcomes. METHODS: A survey distributed to US military medical providers solicited details of PFC encounters lasting more than 4 hours and included patient demographics, environmental descriptors, provider training, modes of transportation, injuries, mechanism of injury, vital signs, treatments, equipment and resources used, duration of PFC, and morbidity and mortality status on delivery to the next level of care...
2017: Journal of Special Operations Medicine: a Peer Reviewed Journal for SOF Medical Professionals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278405/the-australian-master-of-applied-epidemiology-program-looking-back-moving-forward
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Stephanie Davis, Mahomed S Patel, Emily Fearnley, Kerri Viney, Martyn Kirk
The Master of Applied Epidemiology Program is Australia's Field Epidemiology Training Program. It was established in 1991 and was run out of the National Centre for Population Health (NCEPH) at the Australian National University. The Program has a strong track record in using field-based training to produce competent applied epidemiologists who have contributed to public health in Australia and globally. A new funding model for the program was implemented in 2012, backed by funds from field placement partners and NCEPH...
September 30, 2016: Communicable Diseases Intelligence Quarterly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275255/adoption-of-one-health-in-thailand-s-national-strategic-plan-for-emerging-infectious-diseases
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Angkana Sommanustweechai, Sopon Iamsirithaworn, Walaiporn Patcharanarumol, Wantanee Kalpravidh, Viroj Tangcharoensathien
This study illustrates how Thailand adopted the One Health concept. Massive socio-economic and health consequences of emerging infectious diseases, especially Avian Influenza in 2004, led to recognition of the importance of and need for One Health. Based on collaboration and consultative meetings between the national actors and international development partners, Thailand adopted One Health to drive more effective containment of Emerging Infectious Diseases. This concept gained support from the non-governmental and civil society organizations through processes of the National Health Assembly...
February 2017: Journal of Public Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210832/benefits-of-an-android-based-tablet-application-in-primary-screening-for-eye-diseases-in-a-rural-population-india
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Sayed Ahmed Imtiaz, Sannapaneni Krishnaiah, Sunil Kumar Yadav, Balasubramaniam Bharath, Ramanathan V Ramani
To investigate the effectiveness, efficiency and cost gains in collecting patient eye health information from remote rural villages of India by trained field investigators through an Android Based Tablet Application namely 'Sankara Electronic Remote Vision Information System (SERVIS)". During January and March 2016, a population based cross-sectional study was conducted in three Indian states employing SERVIS and manual method. The SERVIS application has a 48-items survey instrument programed into the application...
April 2017: Journal of Medical Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178439/juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-in-the-era-of-international-cooperation
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Yosef Uziel
Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is the most common chronic disease of childhood. Improved understanding of its pathogenesis has led to international cooperation in clinical studies. Multicenter, international collaborations and research facilitate rapid enrollment of enough patients to enable a variety of studies, including those of epidemiology, diagnostic and classification criteria, genetic disease predisposition, pathogenesis, outcomes, and treatment protocols. In the last 20 years, the vision of the Pediatric Rheumatology International Trial Organization (PRINTO) has become a reality of worldwide collaboration in pediatric rheumatology research, including North American and European research groups...
January 30, 2017: Rambam Maimonides Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170445/validation-of-masimo-pronto-7-and-hemocue-201-for-hemoglobin-determination-in-children-from-1-to-5-years-of-age
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Teresa Shamah Levy, Ignacio Méndez-Gómez-Humarán, María Del Carmen Morales Ruán, Brenda Martinez Tapia, Salvador Villalpando Hernández, Mauricio Hernández Ávila
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the accuracy and precision of HemoCue 201 (HemoCue) and Masimo Pronto 7 (Masimo) devices for measuring hemoglobin (Hb) in epidemiological studies, having venous blood samples as a gold standard. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We measured Hb concentrations in a field sample of 148 children from one to five years of age. Masimo and HemoCue were used for capillary blood samples and an automatic analyzer for venous blood samples. Regression models with no intercept were constructed to measure precision and predictability, concordance correlations to measure accuracy and precision, and Bland-Altman limits of agreement as well as hierarchical linear models to estimate variance...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146170/the-ethics-of-in-vivo-calibrations-in-oral-health-surveys
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Flávia Reis de Andrade, Paulo Capel Narvai, Miguel Ângelo Montagner
Objectives: To analyze the ethics of in vivo calibration, using the discourse of the administrators of the National Oral Health Survey (SBBrasil 2010) as a starting point. Method: This is a qualitative research involving semi-structured individual interviews with 12 members of the Steering Group and Technical Advisory Committee of the Ministry of Health, and two coordinators, one State and the other Municipal. The discourse of the collective subject technique was used for data analysis...
October 2016: Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia, Brazilian Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125898/mechanisms-and-factors-associated-with-tackle-related-injuries-in-south-african-youth-rugby-union-players
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Nicholas Burger, Mike Ian Lambert, Wayne Viljoen, James Craig Brown, Clint Readhead, Steve den Hollander, Sharief Hendricks
BACKGROUND: The majority of injuries in rugby union occur during tackle events. The mechanisms and causes of these injuries are well established in senior rugby union. PURPOSE: To use information from an injury database and assess video footage of tackle-related injuries in youth rugby union matches to identify environmental factors and mechanisms that are potentially confounding to these injuries. STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive epidemiological study...
February 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095472/review-of-participatory-epidemiology-practices-in-animal-health-1980-2015-and-future-practice-directions
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Alberto Allepuz, Katinka de Balogh, Ryan Aguanno, Martin Heilmann, Daniel Beltran-Alcrudo
In this study we combined an inventory of the major applications, geographic regions and diseases covered by participatory epidemiology (PE) activities in the field of animal health since 1980, together with an email discussion forum with PE practitioners from different regions of the world. The inventory included the search of peer-reviewed papers, master and technical reports, conference proceedings, manuals, training materials and projects. The search resulted in a low number of PE activity results until the year 2000, followed by a considerable increase (especially from 2012)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063729/wound-and-soft-tissue-infections-of-serratia-marcescens-in-patients-receiving-wound-care-a-health-care-associated-outbreak
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Ebru Us, Huseyin H Kutlu, Alper Tekeli, Duygu Ocal, Sevilay Cirpan, Kemal O Memikoglu
We described a health care-associated Serratia marcescens outbreak of wound and soft tissue infection lasting approximately 11 months at Ankara University Ibni Sina Hospital. After identification of S marcescens strains from the clinical and environmental samples, and their susceptibility testing to antimicrobial agents, pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) was performed to detect molecular epidemiologic relationships among these isolates. The strains which were isolated from the saline bottles used for wound cleansing in the wound care unit were found to be 100% interrelated by PFGE to the strains from the samples of the outbreak patients...
April 1, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974170/getting-it-right-the-first-time-defining-regionally-relevant-training-curricula-and-provider-core-competencies-for-point-of-care-ultrasound-education-on-the-african-continent
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Margaret Salmon, Megan Landes, Cheryl Hunchak, Justin Paluku, Luc Malemo Kalisya, Christian Salmon, Mundenga Mutendi Muller, Benjamin Wachira, James Mangan, Kajal Chhaganlal, Joseph Kalanzi, Aklilu Azazh, Sara Berman, El-Sayed Zied, Hein Lamprecht
Significant evidence identifies point-of-care ultrasound (PoCUS) as an important diagnostic and therapeutic tool in resource-limited settings. Despite this evidence, local health care providers on the African continent continue to have limited access to and use of ultrasound, even in potentially high-impact fields such as obstetrics and trauma. Dedicated postgraduate emergency medicine residency training programs now exist in 8 countries, yet no current consensus exists in regard to core PoCUS competencies...
February 2017: Annals of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864803/enabling-rapid-response-to-the-2014-2016-ebola-epidemic-the-experience-and-the-results-of-the-national-institute-for-infectious-diseases-lazzaro-spallanzani
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Emanuele Nicastri, Concetta Castilletti, Mirella Biava, Francesco Maria Fusco, Nicola Petrosillo, Vincenzo Puro, Francesco Nicola Lauria, Maria Rosaria Capobianchi, Antonino Di Caro, Giuseppe Ippolito
The unprecedented epidemic of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in West Africa highlighted the need for stronger systems for disease surveillance, response, and prevention worldwide. Tackling an epidemic event today requires a broader view, not only limited to medical management of the patients, but which also includes heroic efforts by clinicians and public health personnel.Since its foundation in 1936, INMI has been devoted to the prevention, diagnosis and care for infectious diseases. In 2009, INMI became a WHO collaborative center for clinical care, diagnosis, response and training on Highly Infectious Diseases...
November 19, 2016: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857070/adoption-of-one-health-in-thailand-s-national-strategic-plan-for-emerging-infectious-diseases
#16
Angkana Sommanustweechai, Sopon Iamsirithaworn, Walaiporn Patcharanarumol, Wantanee Kalpravidh, Viroj Tangcharoensathien
This study illustrates how Thailand adopted the One Health concept. Massive socio-economic and health consequences of emerging infectious diseases, especially Avian Influenza in 2004, led to recognition of the importance of and need for One Health. Based on collaboration and consultative meetings between the national actors and international development partners, Thailand adopted One Health to drive more effective containment of Emerging Infectious Diseases. This concept gained support from the non-governmental and civil society organizations through processes of the National Health Assembly...
November 17, 2016: Journal of Public Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834326/validation-of-icmr-index-for-identification-of-dental-fluorosis-in-epidemiological-studies
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Ashima Goyal, Mahesh Verma, G S Toteja, K Gauba, Vikrant Mohanty, Utkal Mohanty, Rupinder Kaur
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES: The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) formulated a Task Force on dental fluorosis and recommended the subgroup to develop a simplified index for identification and grading of dental fluorosis to be used by the health workers. This study was conducted to pre-test the 'ICMR Index for Dental Fluorosis' in the field to check its reliability and reproducibility. METHODS: A total of 600 photographs were taken, 150 in each grade of fluorosis by screening 14-17 yr school children from eight schools of Hisar (Haryana) and South west Delhi...
July 2016: Indian Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832053/notes-from-the-field-photokeratoconjunctivitis-outbreak-associated-with-damaged-metal-halide-lamps-maharashtra-state-western-india-june-2016
#18
Vijaykumar Wagh, Bhimashankar Jamadar, Manoj Murhekar
On June 13, 2016, the Pimpriraja Primary Health Center in Aurangabad district, Maharashtra State, in western India reported learning of approximately 90 persons with red eyes and blurred vision. One day earlier, the patients had attended a gathering in Zalta village to acknowledge the contributions of a local political leader. An investigation by the Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP) and officials from the Integrated Disease Surveillance Program (IDSP) in Aurangabad district was initiated to estimate the magnitude of the outbreak and identify reasons for its occurrence...
November 11, 2016: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27828888/approach-to-a-standardized-injury-prevention-coordinator-training-curriculum
#19
Pina Violano, Ian Weston, Glen Tinkoff
The effectiveness of trauma center-based injury prevention programs is constrained by a number of variables. These include the wide range of injury types, the variety of possible interventions, institutional support and funding, and the knowledge and experience of the persons responsible for these programs. As the field of injury prevention has increased in complexity, so must the role and professional development of these injury prevention professionals responsible for these programs. Trauma center-based injury prevention coordinators are a diverse group with variable education and professional background especially related to public health, advocacy, epidemiology, biostatistics, and research...
November 2016: Journal of Trauma Nursing: the Official Journal of the Society of Trauma Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814923/identifying-weaknesses-in-national-health-emergency-response-skills-and-techniques-with-emergency-responders-a-cross-sectional-study-from-china
#20
Jiaojiao Ren, Qunhong Wu, Yanhua Hao, Adamm Ferrier, Hong Sun, Ding Ding, Ning Ning, Yu Cui
BACKGROUND: To identify the weakest skill areas perceived by participants among key skills highly demanded during emergencies and to explore factors influencing the self-rated overall skill proficiency of public health emergency responders. METHODS: The participants were selected by a multistage, stratified cluster sampling method in Heilongjiang CDC to complete questionnaires that assessed their perceptions of health emergency response skills and techniques. A final sample of 1,740 staff members was obtained and analyzed...
November 2, 2016: American Journal of Infection Control
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