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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243549/how-primary-care-reforms-influenced-health-indicators-in-manisa-district-in-turkey-lessons-for-general-practitioners
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Celalettin Cevik, Kaan Sozmen, Bulent Kilic
BACKGROUND: Turkish health reforms began in 2003 and brought some significant changes in primary care services. Few studies in Turkey compare the shift from health centres (HC) to family physicians (FP) approach, which was initiated by reforms. OBJECTIVES: This study compares health status indicators during the HC period before reforms (2003-2007) and the FP period after reforms (2008-2012) in Turkey. METHODS: This study encompasses time series data consisting of the results of a 10-year assessment (2003-2012) in Manisa district...
December 15, 2017: European Journal of General Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242711/effect-of-point-of-care-diagnostics-on-maternal-outcomes-in-human-immunodeficiency-virus-infected-women-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Tivani P Mashamba-Thompson, Rebecca L Morgan, Benn Sartorius, Brittany Dennis, Paul K Drain, Lehana Thabane
Introduction: The World Health Organization advocates for increased accessibility of HIV-related point-of-care (POC) diagnostics in settings that lack laboratory infrastructure. The aim of this study is to assess the impact of POC diagnostics on maternal health outcomes in HIV-infected women. Methods: A systematic literature review used multiple data sources as follows: Cochrane Infectious Disease Group Specialized Register; Cochrane Central Register of Control Trials, published in The Cochrane Library; PubMed; EBSCOhost and LILACS from January 2000 to October 2015...
June 2017: Point of Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241615/provision-of-medical-supply-kits-to-improve-quality-of-antenatal-care-in-mozambique-a-stepped-wedge-cluster-randomised-trial
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Ana Pilar Betrán, Eduardo Bergel, Sally Griffin, Armando Melo, My Huong Nguyen, Alicia Carbonell, Santos Mondlane, Mario Merialdi, Marleen Temmerman, A Metin Gülmezoglu
BACKGROUND: High levels of maternal and newborn mortality and morbidity remain a daunting reality in many low-income countries. Several interventions delivered during antenatal care have been shown to improve maternal and newborn outcomes, but stockouts of medical supplies at point of care can prevent implementation of these services. We aimed to evaluate whether a supply chain strategy based on the provision of kits could improve quality of care. METHODS: We did a pragmatic, stepped-wedge, cluster-randomised controlled trial at ten antenatal care clinics in Mozambique...
January 2018: Lancet Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239978/picu-length-of-stay-factors-associated-with-bed-utilization-and-development-of-a-benchmarking-model
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Murray M Pollack, Richard Holubkov, Ron Reeder, J Michael Dean, Kathleen L Meert, Robert A Berg, Christopher J L Newth, John T Berger, Rick E Harrison, Joseph Carcillo, Heidi Dalton, David L Wessel, Tammara L Jenkins, Robert Tamburro
OBJECTIVES: ICU length of stay is an important measure of resource use and economic performance. Our primary aims were to characterize the utilization of PICU beds and to develop a new model for PICU length of stay. DESIGN: Prospective cohort. The main outcomes were factors associated with PICU length of stay and the performance of a regression model for length of stay. SETTING: Eight PICUs. PATIENTS: Randomly selected patients (newborn to 18 yr) from eight PICUs were enrolled from December 4, 2011, to April 7, 2013...
December 12, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238672/rigid-bronchoscopy-in-pediatric-patients
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Vikas Sinha, Samanth Talagauara Umesh, Sushil G Jha
Aspiration of foreign-bodies remains a major life-threatening situation in children and have always been a source of interest and confusion to otolaryngologists due to their varied presentations. These conditions if not promptly diagnosed and managed can prove to be fatal, but the current mortality is only one percent compared to pre bronchoscopy era (Rothman and Boeckman in Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 89:434-436, 1980). Peak incidence of this condition is in early childhood due to child's habit of putting small objects in mouth to determine their taste and texture and chew while teething...
December 2017: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237494/adherence-to-the-integrated-management-of-childhood-illness-guidelines-in-namibia-kenya-tanzania-and-uganda-evidence-from-the-national-service-provision-assessment-surveys
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Carsten Krüger, Monika Heinzel-Gutenbrunner, Mohammed Ali
BACKGROUND: Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) is regarded as a standard public health approach to lowering child mortality in developing countries. However, little is known about how health workers adhere to the guidelines at the national level in sub-Saharan African countries. METHODS: Data from the Service Provision Assessment surveys of Namibia (NA) (survey year: 2009), Kenya (KE) (2010), Tanzania (TZ) (2006) and Uganda (UG) (2007) were analysed for adherence to the IMCI guidelines by health workers...
December 13, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237280/socioeconomic-determinants-of-the-utilization-of-antenatal-care-and-child-vaccination-in-india
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Mohd Zuhair, Ram Babu Roy
Antenatal care and child vaccination services are adopted worldwide to reduce the risk of child mortality, maternal mortality, and burden of infectious diseases. This article examines the effect of socioeconomic factors on the utilization of antenatal care and child vaccination services in India. The generalized linear model has been used along with the Indian National Family Health Survey data for the period 2005-2006. The analysis shows that the health insurance plan has a significant effect on the use of antenatal care but not in the child vaccination...
November 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237231/the-effect-of-parental-education-on-child-health-quasi-experimental-evidence-from-a-reduction-in-the-length-of-primary-schooling-in-egypt
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Fatma Romeh M Ali, Mahmoud A A Elsayed
This paper examines the impact of parental education on child health using a reduction in the length of primary schooling in Egypt. We use a fuzzy regression discontinuity design to compare the health outcomes of children whose parents were exposed to different schooling requirements because they were born either side of a threshold date. Using data from the Demographic and Health Survey (1992-2014), we find no effect of maternal education on child mortality or nutritional status. There is some evidence, although not entirely robust, that father's education reduces the likelihood of child stunting...
December 13, 2017: Health Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236993/balanced-nutrition-and-hand-hygiene-for-children-in-south-africa
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Amy C Bobbins, Rufaro Manhanzva, Manisha Bhandankar, Sunitha C Srinivas
Globally, ∼5.9 million children under the age of 5 years died in 2015, with the challenges of child mortality and morbidity being common in developing countries. Many of these deaths are preventable and poor nutritional and hygienic practices contribute greatly to these rates. The spread of infectious disease through unhygienic practices, such as inadequate hand hygiene, remains high due to lack of education regarding hygienic infection control practices at home and in the workplace. The aim of this research was to design and implement a participatory health promotion intervention for caregivers at the Rhodes Day Care Centre (RDCC) that highlighted these important public health issues...
December 8, 2017: Health Promotion International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236785/the-soluble-mannose-receptor-smr-is-elevated-in-alcoholic-liver-disease-and-associated-with-disease-severity-portal-hypertension-and-mortality-in-cirrhosis-patients
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Thomas Damgaard Sandahl, Sidsel Hyldgaard Støy, Tea Lund Laursen, Sidsel Rødgaard-Hansen, Holger Jon Møller, Søren Møller, Hendrik Vilstrup, Henning Grønbæk
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Hepatic macrophages (Kupffer cells) are involved in the immunopathology of alcoholic liver disease (ALD). The mannose receptor (MR, CD206), expressed primarily by macrophages, mediates endocytosis, antigen presentation and T-cell activation. A soluble form, sMR, has recently been identified in humans. We aimed to study plasma sMR levels and its correlation with disease severity and survival in ALD patients. METHODS: We included 50 patients with alcoholic hepatitis (AH), 68 alcoholic cirrhosis (AC) patients (Child-Pugh A (23), B (24), C (21)), and 21 healthy controls (HC)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234197/echocardiographic-and-electrocardiographic-predictors-of-adverse-outcomes-in-spontaneous-bacterial-peritonitis
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Mahek Shah, Soumya Patnaik, Obiora Maludum, Shantanu Patil, Toni Anne De Venecia, Vincent M Figueredo
Background: Patients with cirrhosis who develop Spontaneous Bacterial Peritonitis (SBP) suffer from cirrhotic cardiomyopathy which is characterized by impaired contractility in response to stress despite a relatively normal resting cardiac output. We hypothesized that electrocardiographic and echocardiographic information would help prognosticate patients developing SBP in addition to existing scoring systems. Methods: Cirrhotic patients admitted to Einstein Medical Center from 01/01/2005 to 6/30/2012 for SBP, and did not receive a transplant within one year, were included...
December 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229514/how-obstetricians-and-pregnant-women-decide-mode-of-birth-in-light-of-a-recent-regulation-in-brazil
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Rachel Galvao, Nicola L Hawley, Carolina Silveira da Silva, Mariângela F Silveira
BACKGROUND: In Brazil, 88% of births among women with private insurance are caesarean sections, even though a caesarean rate above 15% is associated with greater maternal and child morbidity and mortality. Aiming to reduce unnecessary caesarean sections in the private sector, in July 2015 the Brazilian government enacted Resolução Normativa 368, a regulation requiring the use of partograms, pre-natal cards to document pregnancies, and consent forms for elective caesareans, and recommending that obstetricians provide women with an informational letter about birth...
December 8, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228894/is-therapeutic-hypothermia-during-neonatal-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-associated-with-intracranial-hemorrhage
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Katherine Cashen, Ron W Reeder, Christina Shanti, Heidi J Dalton, J Michael Dean, Kathleen L Meert
INTRODUCTION: The use of therapeutic hypothermia during neonatal extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) as a neurologic protective strategy has gained interest among clinicians despite limited data. Our objective is to describe the relationship between the use of therapeutic hypothermia during neonatal ECMO and complications, mortality and functional status among survivors. METHODS: Secondary analysis of data collected by the Collaborative Pediatric Critical Care Research Network between December 2012 and September 2014...
December 1, 2017: Perfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228888/assessing-levels-and-trends-of-child-health-inequality-in-88-developing-countries-from-2000-to-2014
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Zhihui Li, Mingqiang Li, S V Subramanian, Chunling Lu
BACKGROUND: Reducing child mortality was one of the Millennium Development Goals. In the current Sustainable Development Goals era, achieving equity is prioritized as a major aim. OBJECTIVE: This study aims to provide a comprehensive and updated picture of inequalities in child health intervention coverage and child health outcomes by wealth status, as well as their trends between 2000 and 2014. METHODS: Using data from Demographic Health Surveys and Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys, we adopted three measures of inequality, including one absolute inequality indicator and two relative inequality indicators, to estimate the level and trends of inequalities in three child health outcome variables and 17 intervention coverages in 88 developing countries...
2017: Global Health Action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227466/morbidity-and-mortality-of-a-cohort-of-peruvian-hiv-infected-children-2003-2012
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Amira N Baker, Angela M Bayer, Rolando M Viani, Lenka Kolevic, Myung-Shin Sim, Jaime G Deville
BACKGROUND: Data on pediatric HIV in Peru is limited. The National Institute of Child Health (Instituto Nacional de Salud del Niño: INSN) cares for the most HIV-infected children under age 18 in the country. We describe the outcomes of children seen at INSN's HIV clinic over the 10 years when antiretroviral therapy (ART) and prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) interventions became available in 2004. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of INSN HIV clinic patients between 2003-2012...
December 8, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225945/reproductive-maternal-neonatal-and-child-health-in-conflict-a-case-study-on-syria-using-countdown-indicators
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Jocelyn DeJong, Hala Ghattas, Hyam Bashour, Rima Mourtada, Chaza Akik, Amelia Reese-Masterson
Introduction: Women and children account for a disproportionate morbidity burden among conflict-affected populations, and yet they are not included in global accountability frameworks for women's and children's health. We use Countdown to 2015 (Millennium Development Goals) health indicators to provide an up-to-date review and analysis of the best available data on Syrian refugees in Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey and internally displaced within Syria and explore data challenges in this conflict setting...
2017: BMJ Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225933/changing-views-on-child-mortality-and-economic-sanctions-in-iraq-a-history-of-lies-damned-lies-and-statistics
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Tim Dyson, Valeria Cetorelli
In August 1990, Saddam Hussein's army invaded Kuwait and consequently the United Nations imposed economic sanctions on Iraq. In 1991, an international military alliance expelled the Iraqi army from Kuwait during a short war. Nevertheless, the economic sanctions remained in place-their removal required that Iraq should destroy its weapons of mass destruction. Subsequent years saw reports of acute suffering in Iraq. The sanctions undoubtedly greatly reduced the country's ability to import supplies of food and medicine...
2017: BMJ Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224659/bronchial-artery-embolization-for-the-treatment-of-acute-hemoptysis
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M Cody O'Dell, Anne E Gill, C Matthew Hawkins
Massive hemoptysis is a life-threatening condition often defined as coughing up 300-600mL of blood in 24 hours in an adult, or >8mL/kg in 24 hours in a child. Although the definition is controversial, one should view massive hemoptysis as any volume of expectorated blood that can cause respiratory failure. This is because mortality in the setting of hemoptysis is usually associated with asphyxiation, rather than exsanguination. Massive hemoptysis accounts for only about 5% of cases of hemoptysis, but when treated conservatively, has a reported mortality rate between 50% and 85%...
December 2017: Techniques in Vascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221526/children-s-environmental-health-indicators-for-low-and-middle-income-countries-in-asia
#19
Eun Mi Jung, Eun Mee Kim, Minah Kang, Fiona Goldizen, Fiona Gore, Marie Noel Brune Drisse, Eun Hee Ha
BACKGROUND: Given that low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) in Asia still have high child mortality rates, improved monitoring using children's environmental health indicators (CEHI) may help reduce preventable deaths by creating healthy environments. OBJECTIVES: Thus, the aim of this study is to build a set of targeted CEHI that can be applied in LMICs in Asia through the CEHI initiative using a common conceptual framework. METHODS: A systematic review was conducted to identify the most frequently used framework for developing CEHI...
May 2017: Annals of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211821/elizabethkingia-in-children-a-comprehensive-review-of-symptomatic-cases-reported-from-1944-2017
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Eric J Dziuban, Jessica Franks, Marvin So, Georgina Peacock, David D Blaney
Elizabethkingia species often exhibit extensive antibiotic resistance and result in high morbidity and mortality, yet no systematic reviews exist that thoroughly characterize and quantify concerns for infected infants and children. We performed a review of literature and identified an initial 902 articles; 96 articles reporting 283 pediatric cases met our inclusion criteria and were subsequently reviewed. Case reports spanned 28 countries and ranged from 1944 to 2017. Neonatal meningitis remains the most common presentation of this organism in children, along with a range of other clinical manifestations...
December 2, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
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