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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138735/social-determinants-of-maternal-health-in-afghanistan-a-review
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Said Ahmad Maisam Najafizada, Ivy Lynn Bourgeault, Ronald Labonté
Introduction: Afghanistan has a high maternal mortality rate of 400 per 100,000 live births. Although direct causes of maternal morbidity and mortality in Afghanistan include hemorrhage, obstructed labor, infection, high blood pressure, and unsafe abortion, the high burden of diseases responsible for maternal mortality arises in large part due to social determinants of health. The focus of this literature review is to examine the impact of various social determinants of health on maternal health in Afghanistan, filling an important gap in the existing literature...
2017: Central Asian Journal of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121088/vaccination-and-nutritional-status-of-children-in-karawari-east-sepik-province-papua-new-guinea
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Louis Samiak, Theophilus I Emeto
Delivery of health care services to rural and remote populations in Papua New Guinea (PNG) is problematic. This is mainly due to difficulties with transportation and communication. Hence, the children in this region of PNG are likely to be at risk of malnutrition compounded by inadequate vaccination that may predispose them to preventable diseases. This study was conducted to determine the vaccination and nutritional status of children less than 5 years old in the remote and rural Karawari area of PNG. 105 children were included in the study, of whom 55% were male and 45% female...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117580/discovery-and-visualization-of-structural-biomarkers-from-mri-using-transport-based-morphometry
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Shinjini Kundu, Soheil Kolouri, Kirk I Erickson, Arthur F Kramer, Edward McAuley, Gustavo K Rohde
Disease in the brain is often associated with subtle, spatially diffuse, or complex tissue changes that may lie beneath the level of gross visual inspection, even on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Unfortunately, current computer-assisted approaches that examine pre-specified features, whether anatomically-defined (i.e. thalamic volume, cortical thickness) or based on pixelwise comparison (i.e. deformation-based methods), are prone to missing a vast array of physical changes that are not well-encapsulated by these metrics...
November 5, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115910/factors-associated-with-long-turnaround-time-for-early-infant-diagnosis-of-hiv-in-myanmar
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Soe Thiha, Hemant Deepak Shewade, Sairu Philip, Thet Ko Aung, Nang Thu Thu Kyaw, Myo Minn Oo, Khine Wut Yee Kyaw, May Wint War, Htun Nyunt Oo
BACKGROUND: A previous review of early infant diagnosis (EID) using polymerase chain reaction technology (PCR) under integrated HIV care (IHC) program in Myanmar revealed a low uptake of timely (within 6 to 8 weeks of babies' age) EID and a long turnaround time (TAT) of receiving results. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to determine the proportion and factors associated with the composite outcome of a long TAT (≥7 weeks; from sample collection to receipt of result by mother) or nonreceipt of result among HIV-exposed babies whose blood samples were collected for PCR at <9 months of age under the IHC program, Myanmar (2013-15)...
2017: Global Health Action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112750/high-stocking-density-alters-bone-related-calcium-and-phosphorus-metabolism-by-changing-intestinal-absorption-in-broiler-chickens
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Z W Sun, Q H Fan, X X Wang, Y M Guo, H J Wang, X Dong
Live performance, bone health and metabolic responses to the interaction among stocking density and dietary concentrations of total calcium (TCa) and non-phytate phosphorus (NPP) were determined on 2,232 Ross 308 female broilers over a 3-wk experimental period. From 22 d of age, birds were randomly divided into 48 groups and provided with different corn-soybean meal-based diets varying in TCa (0.70% or 0.90%) and NPP (0.28% or 0.36%) content at 1 of 2 stocking densities [28.6 (LSD, 13 broilers/m2) and 39.6 (HSD, 18 broilers/m2) kg of predicted final BW/m2 floor space], according to a 2 × 2 × 2 factorial design with 6 replications in each treatment...
November 3, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094086/breast-cancer-knowledge-behaviors-and-preferences-in-malawi-implications-for-early-detection-interventions-from-a-discrete-choice-experiment
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Racquel E Kohler, Satish Gopal, Clara N Lee, Bryan J Weiner, Bryce B Reeve, Stephanie B Wheeler
Purpose: Breast cancer is the most common female cancer in Africa and leading cause of death resulting from cancer; however, many countries lack early detection services. In Malawi, women are frequently diagnosed with large tumors after long symptomatic periods. Little is known about local cancer knowledge. Methods: We administered a cross-sectional survey with a discrete choice experiment to a random sample in urban and rural areas of Lilongwe district. Bivariable and multivariable analyses determined factors associated with knowledge...
October 2017: Journal of Global Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092783/determinants-of-policy-decisions-for-non-commercial-drivers-with-osa-an-integrative-review
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REVIEW
Dorrie Rizzo, Eva Libman, Laura Creti, Marc Baltzan, Sally Bailes, Catherine Fichten, Gilles Lavigne
Excessive daytime sleepiness and reduced cognitive functioning secondary to obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) have been identified as an important health-related risk in commercial transportation with, possibly, an increased chance of road accidents. This has resulted in a variety of policies and restrictions imposed on commercial drivers. Here we review current knowledge to assess whether available data are sufficient to guide policy decisions concerning restrictions for non-commercial drivers. The review shows that there is a lack of uniformity among different consensus conferences and guidelines as to how to deal with drivers with OSA...
February 20, 2017: Sleep Medicine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077719/status-and-determinants-of-small-farming-households-food-security-and-role-of-market-access-in-enhancing-food-security-in-rural-pakistan
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Umar Ijaz Ahmed, Liu Ying, Muhammad Khalid Bashir, Muhammad Abid, Farhad Zulfiqar
In most of the developing countries, lack of resources and little market accessibility are among the major factors that affect small farming household food security. This study aims to investigate the status of small farming households' food security, and its determinants including the role of market accessibility factors in enhancing food security at household level. In addition, this study also determines the households' perception about different kinds of livelihoods risks. This study is based on a household survey of 576 households conducted through face-to-face interviews using structured interviews in Punjab, Pakistan...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077204/hepatitis-b-virus-infection-and-associated-risk-factors-among-pregnant-women-attending-antenatal-care-in-health-facilities-of-tigray-northern-ethiopia
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Tadele Araya Mezgebo, Selam Niguse, Atsebaha Gebrekidan Kahsay, Haftamu Hailekiros, Nega Berhe, Tsehaye Asmelash Dejene
Hepatitis B virus infection is one of the leading causes of liver disease in the world. This study was conducted to determine the prevalence of HBV infection and associated risk factors among pregnant women in Northern Ethiopia using a cross sectional study design. A total of 328 pregnant women were included in this study. Clinical and socio demographic data of the pregnant women were collected using a structured questionnaire by nurses or midwives during their ANC visit. For the detection of HBsAg, 5 ml of venous blood was collected from the pregnant women; serum was separated in the health facilities from the whole blood and was transported to Tigray Public Health Research Institute for analysis using...
October 27, 2017: Journal of Medical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077094/non-oncogenic-roles-of-tap73-from-multiciliogenesis-to-metabolism
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REVIEW
Alice Nemajerova, Ivano Amelio, Jakob Gebel, Volker Dötsch, Gerry Melino, Ute M Moll
The p53 family of transcription factors (p53, p63 and p73) covers a wide range of functions critical for development, homeostasis and health of mammals across their lifespan. Beside the well-established tumor suppressor role, recent evidence has highlighted novel non-oncogenic functions exerted by p73. In particular, p73 is required for multiciliated cell (MCC) differentiation; MCCs have critical roles in brain and airways to move fluids across epithelial surfaces and to transport germ cells in the reproductive tract...
October 27, 2017: Cell Death and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076513/is-objectively-measured-sitting-at-work-associated-with-low-back-pain-a-cross-sectional-study-in-the-dphacto-cohort
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Mette Korshøj, David M Hallman, Svend Erik Mathiassen, Mette Aadahl, Andreas Holtermann, Marie Birk Jørgensen
Objectives Low-back pain (LBP) is a substantial health challenge due to the risk for long-term sickness absence and early retirement. Several biomechanical exposures at work, including sitting, have been suggested to increase the risk for LBP. The objectives of this study were to determine (i) the extent to which temporal patterns and total amount of objectively measured sitting is associated with LBP intensity and (ii) whether selected modifiers influence these associations. Methods This cross sectional study uses baseline data from the Danish PHysical ACTivity cohort with Objective measurements (DPhacto) of physical activities in the cleaning, transport and manufacturing sectors...
October 27, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29068366/strengthening-the-referral-system-through-social-capital-a-qualitative-inquiry-in-ghana
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Padmore Adusei Amoah, David R Phillips
The referral system in health care has been noted as very influential in determining which services are accessed and when. Nonetheless, existing studies have relied on specific measurable factors relating to health personnel, transportation and communication infrastructure, and finance to explain the challenges facing the referral policy in developing countries. While this is understandable, the role of social capital remains mostly uncharted even though it is implicit in the well-known lay referral system...
October 25, 2017: Healthcare (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29068051/health-disparities-among-adults-with-voice-problems-in-the-united-states
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Kevin Hur, Sheng Zhou, Caitlin Bertelsen, Michael M Johns
OBJECTIVE: To assess differences in access to care and healthcare utilization among adults who reported voice problems in 2012. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. METHODS: The 2012 National Health Interview Survey was utilized to evaluate adults who had a "voice problem in the past 12 months." Multivariate analyses determined the influence of sociodemographic variables on the prevalence of voice problems in adults and access to care. RESULTS: Among 243 million adults in the United States, 17...
October 25, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054087/using-local-knowledge-and-sustainable-transport-to-promote-a-greener-city-the-case-of-bucharest-romania
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Mihai R Niță, Denisa L Badiu, Diana A Onose, Athanasios A Gavrilidis, Simona R Grădinaru, Irina I Năstase, Raffaele Lafortezza
Cities undergoing climate change and rapid urbanization are faced with significant transformational processes that affect the environment and society, challenging them to become more sustainable and resilient. The promotion of nature-based solutions represents an efficient approach to meet sustainability targets in cities and improve the quality of life of citizens. The association of large components of green infrastructure, such as urban parks, with physical activity can counteract the sedentary lifestyle endemic to cities and improve the overall health and well-being of individuals (Carrus et al...
October 17, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053802/docosahexaenoic-acid-supplementation-in-pregnancy-modulates-placental-cellular-signaling-and-nutrient-transport-capacity-in-obese-women
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Susanne Lager, Vanessa I Ramirez, Ometeotl Acosta, Christiane Meireles, Evelyn Miller, Francesca Gaccioli, Fredrick J Rosario, Jonathan A L Gelfond, Kevin Hakala, Susan T Weintraub, Debra A Krummel, Theresa L Powell
Context: Maternal obesity in pregnancy has profound impacts on maternal metabolism and promotes placental nutrient transport, which may contribute to fetal overgrowth in these pregnancies. The fatty acid docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) has bioactive properties that may improve outcomes in obese pregnant women by modulating placental function. Objective: To determine the effects of DHA supplementation in obese pregnant women on maternal metabolism and placental function...
October 18, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051191/role-of-thyroid-hormone-in-skeletal-muscle-physiology
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Flavia F Bloise, Aline Cordeiro, Tania Maria Ortiga-Carvalho
Thyroid hormones (TH) are crucial for development, growth, differentiation, metabolism and thermogenesis. Skeletal muscle (SM) contractile function, myogenesis and bioenergetic metabolism are influenced by TH. These effects depend on the presence of the TH transporters MCT8 and MCT10 in the plasma membrane, the expression of TH receptors (THRA or THRB) and hormone availability, which is determined either by the activation of thyroxine (T4) into triiodothyronine (T3) by type 2 iodothyronine deiodinases (D2) or by the inactivation of T4 into reverse T3 by deiodinases type 3 (D3)...
October 19, 2017: Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042504/unintended-laboratory-driven-evolution-reveals-genetic-requirements-for-biofilm-formation-by-desulfovibrio-vulgaris-hildenborough
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Kara B De León, Grant M Zane, Valentine V Trotter, Gregory P Krantz, Adam P Arkin, Gareth P Butland, Peter J Walian, Matthew W Fields, Judy D Wall
Biofilms of sulfate-reducing bacteria (SRB) are of particular interest as members of this group are culprits in corrosion of industrial metal and concrete pipelines as well as being key players in subsurface metal cycling. Yet the mechanism of biofilm formation by these bacteria has not been determined. Here we show that two supposedly identical wild-type cultures of the SRB Desulfovibrio vulgaris Hildenborough maintained in different laboratories have diverged in biofilm formation. From genome resequencing and subsequent mutant analyses, we discovered that a single nucleotide change within DVU1017, the ABC transporter of a type I secretion system (T1SS), was sufficient to eliminate biofilm formation in D...
October 17, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040618/securing-systems-leadership-by-local-government-through-health-and-wellbeing-strategies
#18
Alyson M Learmonth, Emily J Henderson, David J Hunter
Background: The aim of this study was to strengthen Health and Wellbeing Strategies (HWSs) by identifying potential areas for system leadership across local authorities in relation to specific aspects of health/illness, wider determinants of health and transformational change management. Method: The work involved a document analysis of strengths of the first 12 HWSs produced in the North East of England applying principles of appreciative inquiry (AI), followed by a knowledge-to-action group approach with stakeholders...
October 11, 2017: Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037602/hiv-sti-prevention-among-heterosexually-active-black-adolescents-with-mental-illnesses-focus-group-findings-for-intervention-development
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Bridgette M Brawner, Loretta Sweet Jemmott, Gina Wingood, Janaiya Reason, Niya Mack
Heterosexually active Black adolescents with mental illnesses are at increased risk for sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV. However, few HIV/STI prevention interventions exist for this demographic. We held seven focus groups (N = 33) to elucidate social, cultural, and psychological factors that influence HIV/STI risk-related sexual behaviors in this understudied population. Seven themes emerged: (a) Blackness and media portrayals, (b) Blackness as a source of cultural resilience and pride, (c) psychosocial determinants of condom use, (d) consequences of engaging in sexual activity, (e) attitudes and beliefs toward sexual behaviors, (f) benefits of sexual activity, and (g) coping mechanisms...
September 28, 2017: Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care: JANAC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032396/assessing-adherence-to-antihypertensive-therapy-in-primary-health-care-in-namibia-findings-and-implications
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M M Nashilongo, B Singu, F Kalemeera, M Mubita, E Naikaku, A Baker, A Ferrario, B Godman, L Achieng, D Kibuule
INTRODUCTION: Namibia has the highest burden and incidence of hypertension in sub-Sahara Africa. Though non-adherence to antihypertensive therapy is an important cardiovascular risk factor, little is known about potential ways to improve adherence in Namibia following universal access. The objective of this study is to validate the Hill-Bone compliance scale and determine the level and predictors of adherence to antihypertensive treatment in primary health care settings in sub-urban townships of Windhoek, Namibia...
October 14, 2017: Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy
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