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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528713/sociodemographics-and-the-impact-of-a-colostomy-to-indigent-families-and-children-with-colorectal-disorders-in-honduras
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W Krois, A J M Dingemans, P X Hernández, M L Metzelder, J Craniotis Rios, C A Reck-Burneo
INTRODUCTION: To describe the social impact of a colostomy on indigent families and affected children with anorectal malformations (ARM) or Hirschsprung's disease (HD) in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, we specifically targeted very low-income households that attended an international medical brigade for ARM and HD in 2016. METHODS: The impact of a colostomy on the families and children's daily life was analyzed by personal interviews with a questionnaire. RESULTS: Twenty families with children were included in the study...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514227/real-time-evolution-of-zika-virus-disease-outbreak-roat%C3%A3-n-honduras
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Trevor Brooks, Arup Roy-Burman, Cascade Tuholske, Michael P Busch, Sonia Bakkour, Mars Stone, Jeffrey M Linnen, Kui Gao, Jayleen Coleman, Evan M Bloch
A Zika virus disease outbreak occurred in Roatán, Honduras, during September 2015-July 2016. Blood samples and clinical information were obtained from 183 patients given a clinical diagnosis of suspected dengue virus infection. A total of 79 patients were positive for Zika virus, 13 for chikungunya virus, and 6 for dengue virus.
August 17, 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511275/direct-detection-of-leishmania-from-clinical-samples
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John N Waitumbi, Joshua Bast, Nancy Nyakoe, Charles Magiri, Miguel Quintana, Ratree Takhampunya, Anthony L Schuster, Marshall T Van de Wyngaerde, James C McAvin, Russell E Coleman
The ability to rapidly and accurately diagnose leishmaniasis is a military priority. Testing was conducted to evaluate diagnostic sensitivity and specificity of field-expedient Leishmania genus and visceral Leishmania specific dual-fluorogenic, hydrolysis probe (TaqMan), polymerase chain reaction assays previously established for use in vector surveillance. Blood samples of patients with confirmed visceral leishmaniasis and controls without the disease from Baringo District, Kenya, were tested. Leishmania genus assay sensitivity was 100% (14/14) and specificity was 84% (16/19)...
January 2017: U.S. Army Medical Department Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459170/clinical-features-and-neurologic-complications-of-children-hospitalized-with-chikungunya-virus-in-honduras
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José A Samra, Nancy L Hagood, Andrea Summer, Marco T Medina, Kenton R Holden
The first case of Chikungunya virus in Honduras was identified in 2014. The virus has spread widely across Honduras via the Aedes aegypti mosquito, leading to an outbreak of Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) in 2015 that significantly impacted children. A retrospective chart review of 235 children diagnosed with CHIKV and admitted to the National Autonomous University of Honduras Hospital Escuela (Hospital Escuela) in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, was accomplished with patients who were assessed for clinical features and neurologic complications...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452578/functional-and-quality-of-life-outcomes-of-a-hand-surgery-mission-to-honduras
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Carolyn Chuang, Jacob Azurdia, David Asuzu, Kyle T Ragins, Kevin Tomany, Sohel Islam, Steven Williams, John Safanda, J Grant Thomson
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to assess functional, quality of life, and satisfaction outcomes of a hand surgery short-term surgical mission (STSM) to Honduras, and determine whether patient demographics and surgery characteristics during a surgical mission correlate with outcome. METHODS: A total of 63 patients who received upper extremity surgery at a week-long hand surgery STSM to Honduras in March 2013 participated in the study. A before-after study design was used...
April 1, 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441094/background-rates-of-disease-in-latin-american-children-from-a-rotavirus-vaccine-study
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Marc Baay, Kaatje Bollaerts, Claudio Struchiner, Thomas Verstraeten
BACKGROUND: Knowledge of background rates of adverse events is crucial to assess vaccine safety concerns. We used data from a rotavirus vaccine study (Ruiz-Palacios et al., NEJM, 2006) including 63,225 infants from 11 Latin American countries to investigate reporting rates of serious adverse events (SAEs) among these infants, and describe rates by country, gender, age, and season. METHODS: For this randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, phase 3 trial, investigators from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, and Venezuela recruited 6-to-13-week-old healthy infants...
April 25, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420332/genetic-diversity-of-elaeis-oleifera-hbk-cortes-populations-using-cross-species-ssrs-implication-s-for-germplasm-utilization-and-conservation
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Maizura Ithnin, Chee-Keng Teh, Wickneswari Ratnam
BACKGROUND: The Elaeis oleifera genetic materials were assembled from its center of diversity in South and Central America. These materials are currently being preserved in Malaysia as ex situ living collections. Maintaining such collections is expensive and requires sizable land. Information on the genetic diversity of these collections can help achieve efficient conservation via maintenance of core collection. For this purpose, we have applied fourteen unlinked microsatellite markers to evaluate 532 E...
April 19, 2017: BMC Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414672/a-strong-and-fortuitous-case-of-dyspnea
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R Hammer, M Sciaudone
CASE: A 48 year-old man with no past medical history was sent to our emergency department (ED); from a primary care clinic for hypertensive urgency of 200/130. The man reported an intermittent non-productive cough of approximately one year's duration and worsening dyspnea on exertion and orthopnea over the last month with lower extremity swelling. Of note, he emigrated from Honduras twenty years ago. Blood pressure normalized with administration of Lasix in the ED. Physical exam revealed rales in lung bases bilaterally, jugular venous distension, lower extremity pitting edema with serpiginous patches of erythema and excoriation, and a cardiac gallop...
March 2017: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335004/barriers-and-facilitators-for-institutional-delivery-among-poor-mesoamerican-women-a-cross-sectional-study
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Bernardo Hernandez, Danny V Colombara, Marielle C Gagnier, Sima S Desai, Annie Haakenstad, Casey Johanns, Claire R McNellan, Jennifer Nelson, Erin B Palmisano, Diego Ríos-Zertuche, Alexandra Schaefer, Paola Zúñiga-Brenes, Emma Iriarte, Ali H Mokdad
Professional skilled care has shown to be one of the most promising strategies to reduce maternal mortality, and in-facility deliveries are a cost-effective way to ensure safe births. Countries in Mesoamerica have emphasized in-facility delivery care by professionally skilled attendants, but access to good-quality delivery care is still lacking for many women. We examined the characteristics of women who had a delivery in a health facility and determinants of the decision to bypass a closer facility and travel to a distant one...
March 15, 2017: Health Policy and Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289044/exploiting-social-influence-to-magnify-population-level-behaviour-change-in-maternal-and-child-health-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial-of-network-targeting-algorithms-in-rural-honduras
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Holly B Shakya, Derek Stafford, D Alex Hughes, Thomas Keegan, Rennie Negron, Jai Broome, Mark McKnight, Liza Nicoll, Jennifer Nelson, Emma Iriarte, Maria Ordonez, Edo Airoldi, James H Fowler, Nicholas A Christakis
INTRODUCTION: Despite global progress on many measures of child health, rates of neonatal mortality remain high in the developing world. Evidence suggests that substantial improvements can be achieved with simple, low-cost interventions within family and community settings, particularly those designed to change knowledge and behaviour at the community level. Using social network analysis to identify structurally influential community members and then targeting them for intervention shows promise for the implementation of sustainable community-wide behaviour change...
March 13, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264313/the-taxonomic-status-of-long-tailed-shrews-mammalia-genus-i-sorex-i-%C3%A2-from-nuclear-central-america
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John O Matson, Nicté Ordóñez-Garza
We examined 256 specimens of long-tailed shrews (Sorex) from 53 localities throughout the highlands of Nuclear Central America. We evaluate the efficacy of using three qualitative characteristics to identify populations of Sorex from Nuclear Central America: 1) the presence or the absence of a postmandibular foramen and canal; 2) relative size of U3 compared to U4; and, 3) the presence or absence of a pigmented ridge on the lingual side of each unicuspid tooth. In our data, the first character is invariable for the specimens we examined...
February 23, 2017: Zootaxa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188710/-prevalence-of-sensitization-to-inhalant-allergens-in-the-immunology-department-from-hospital-de-especialidades-pedi%C3%A3-tricas-mar%C3%A3-a-honduras-2016
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Victoria Alejandra Gonzales-González, Adolfo Martín Díaz-Flores, Karla Zobeyda Fernández-Zelaya, María Félix Rivera-Reyes
BACKGROUND: Allergic diseases are a public health problem; estimates indicate that between 30% and 40% of the world population is affected by some allergy. Knowing the prevalence of allergen sensitization allows for adequate diagnoses and treatments to be offered. In Honduras there are no studies available in pediatric patients. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this research was to identify the most common types of sensitization in children and their correlation with the most common allergic diseases in patients on immunotherapy at the Maria Hospital of Pediatric Specialties...
January 2017: Revista Alergia Mexico: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Mexicana de Alergia e Inmunología, A.C
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187628/an-analytical-review-of-halffter-s-mexican-transition-zone-and-its-relevance-for-evolutionary-biogeography-ecology-and-biogeographical-regionalization
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Gonzalo Halffter, Juan J Morrone
The Mexican transition zone (MTZ) is the complex area where the Neotropical and Nearctic biotas overlap, including south-western United States, Mexico and a large part of Central America extending to the Nicaraguan lowlands. In a strict sense, it corresponds to the mountain highlands of Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and Nicaragua. We review Halffter's theory explaining the biotic evolution of the MTZ, including the description and discussion of the distributional patterns and cenocrons recognized within it...
January 25, 2017: Zootaxa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179114/medicinal-plants-used-to-treat-snakebite-in-central-america-review-and-assessment-of-scientific-evidence
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Peter Giovannini, Melanie-Jayne R Howes
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Every year between 1.2 and 5.5 million people worldwide are victims of snakebites, with about 400,000 left permanently injured. In Central America an estimated 5,500 snakebite cases are reported by health centres, but this is likely to be an underestimate due to unreported cases in rural regions. The aim of this study is to review the medicinal plants used traditionally to treat snakebites in seven Central American countries: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama...
February 4, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162001/genetic-affiliation-of-pre-hispanic-and-contemporary-mayas-through-maternal-linage
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Mirna Isabel Ochoa-Lugo, María de Lourdes Muñoz, Gerardo Pérez-Ramírez, Kristine G Beaty, Mauro López-Armenta, Javiera Cervini-Silva, Miguel Moreno-Galeana, Adrián Martínez Meza, Eduardo Ramos, Michael H Crawford, Arturo Romano-Pacheco
Maya civilization developed in Mesoamerica and encompassed the Yucatan Peninsula, Guatemala, Belize, part of the Mexican states of Tabasco and Chiapas, and the western parts of Honduras and El Salvador. This civilization persisted approximately 3,000 years and was one of the most advanced of its time, possessing the only known full writing system at the time, as well as art, sophisticated architecture, and mathematical and astronomical systems. This civilization reached the apex of its power and influence during the Preclassic period, from 2000 BCE to 250 CE...
April 2016: Human Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28147894/molecular-morphological-and-ecological-data-of-saccocoelioides-szidat-1954-digenea-haploporidae-from-middle-america-supported-the-reallocation-from-culuwiya-cichlidorum-to-saccocoelioides
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Martin Garcia Varela, Leopoldo Andrade-Gã Â Mez, Carlos D Pinacho-Pinacho
This study investigates the systematic position of some species of the genus Saccocoelioides Szidat, 1954, and the species Culuwiya cichlidorum Aguirre-Macedo and Scholz, 2005 from North and Middle America using new morphological data and partial sequences of 2 nuclear genes, the large subunit (LSU) and the internal transcribed spacer 2 (ITS2) from ribosomal DNA. In total 74 specimens representing 4 species of Saccocoelioides (41 of Saccocoelioides sogandaresi, 3 of Saccocoelioides chauhani, 6 of Saccocoelioides lamothei, and 12 of Saccocoelioides olmecae) plus 12 specimens of Culuwiya cichlidorum were analyzed...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134795/black-white-and-country-of-birth-disparities-in-retention-in-hiv-care-and-viral-suppression-among-latinos-with-hiv-in-florida-2015
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Diana M Sheehan, Daniel E Mauck, Kristopher P Fennie, Elena A Cyrus, Lorene M Maddox, Spencer Lieb, Mary Jo Trepka
The study's purpose was to identify HIV, Black-White race, and birth country disparities in retention in HIV care and HIV viral load (VL) suppression among Latinos, in 2015. Florida's surveillance data for Latinos diagnosed with HIV (2000-2014) were merged with American Community Survey data. Multi-level (random effects) models were used to estimate adjusted odds ratios (aOR) for non-retention in care and non-viral load suppression. Blacks and Whites experienced similar odds of non-retention in care. Racial differences in VL suppression disappeared after controlling for neighborhood factors...
January 27, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130306/development-and-implementation-of-a-training-of-trainers-program-for-continuous-positive-airway-pressure-in-neonatal-and-pediatric-patients-in-five-low-and-middle-income-countries
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Patrick T Wilson, Megan M Benckert, Rachel T Moresky, Marilyn C Morris
We describe a pragmatic training-of-trainers program for the use of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) for neonatal and pediatric patients. The program is designed for medical professionals working in low- and middle-income countries and involves 2 days of in-class training followed by 1 day of in-service training. The program was created after training in Cambodia, Ghana, Honduras, Kenya and Rwanda and addresses the issues of resource availability, cultural context and local buy-in and partnership in low- and middle-income countries...
January 27, 2017: Journal of Tropical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126542/contraceptive-knowledge-and-use-among-women-living-in-the-poorest-areas-of-five-mesoamerican-countries
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Diego Rios-Zertuche, Laura C Blanco, Paola Zúñiga-Brenes, Erin B Palmisano, Danny V Colombara, Ali H Mokdad, Emma Iriarte
OBJECTIVE: To identify factors associated with contraceptive use among women in need living in the poorest areas in five Mesoamerican countries: Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama and State of Chiapas (Mexico). STUDY DESIGN: We analyzed baseline data of 7049 women of childbearing age (15-49years old) collected for the Salud Mesoamérica Initiative. Data collection took place in the 20% poorest municipalities of each country (July, 2012-August, 2013). RESULTS: Women in the poorest areas were very poorly informed about family planning methods...
January 23, 2017: Contraception
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122046/effect-of-puerperal-infections-on-early-neonatal-mortality-a-secondary-analysis-of-six-demographic-and-health-surveys
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Saverio Bellizzi, Quique Bassat, Mohamed M Ali, Howard L Sobel, Marleen Temmerman
BACKGROUND: Around 1.5 million annual neonatal deaths occur in the first week of life, and infections represent one of the major causes in developing countries. Neonatal sepsis is often strictly connected to infection of the maternal genital tract during labour. METHODS: The association between signs suggestive of puerperal infection and early neonatal mortality (<7 days of life) was performed using Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) data of six countries, conducted between 2010 and 2013...
2017: PloS One
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