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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636866/prevalence-and-risk-factors-of-chlamydia-trachomatis-neisseria-gonorrhoeae-trichomonas-vaginalis-and-other-sexually-transmissible-infections-among-women-attending-antenatal-clinics-in-three-provinces-in-papua-new-guinea-a-cross-sectional-survey
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Lisa M Vallely, Pamela Toliman, Claire Ryan, Glennis Rai, Johanna Wapling, Carolyn Tomado, Savarina Huliafi, Gloria Munnull, Patricia Rarau, Suparat Phuanukoonnon, Handan Wand, Peter Siba, Glen D L Mola, John M Kaldor, Andrew J Vallely
Background Papua New Guinea (PNG) is estimated to have among the highest prevalences of HIV and sexually transmissible infections (STIs) of any Asia-Pacific country, and one of the highest burdens of maternal syphilis globally. The prevalence of curable STIs, such as Chlamydia trachomatis (CT), Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG) and Trichomonas vaginalis (TV), among pregnant women in PNG is relatively unknown. METHODS: A cross-sectional bio-behavioural survey to investigate the epidemiology of CT, NG, TV and other STIs among pregnant women in three provinces of PNG was undertaken...
October 2016: Sexual Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636865/reducing-the-burden-of-sexually-transmissible-infections-in-papua-new-guinea-requires-strengthening-of-clinical-services-and-engaging-men
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Jane S Hocking, Cathy Vaughan, Andrew Lau, Dorothy A Machalek, Simon Graham
In this edition of Sexual Health, Vallely et al. report the results of a cross-sectional prevalence survey of sexually transmissible infections (STIs) among women attending their first antenatal visit in three provinces of Papua New Guinea (PNG). This Editorial examines potential reasons for these high prevalence estimates and discusses strategies for addressing high STIs rates in PNG.
October 2016: Sexual Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620322/the-relationship-of-complex-post-traumatic-stress-disorder-and-post-traumatic-stress-disorder-in-a-culturally-distinct-conflict-affected-population-a-study-among-west-papuan-refugees-displaced-to-papua-new-guinea
#3
Derrick Silove, Alvin Kuowei Tay, Moses Kareth, Susan Rees
BACKGROUND: Controversy continues about the validity of the construct of complex post-traumatic stress disorder (C-PTSD). In particular, questions remain whether C-PTSD can be differentiated from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and, secondarily, other common mental disorders. The examination of these issues needs to be expanded to populations of diverse cultural backgrounds exposed to prolonged persecution. We undertake such an inquiry among a community sample of West Papuan refugees exposed to extensive persecution and trauma...
2017: Frontiers in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616473/ten-years-of-the-tiger-aedes-albopictus-presence-in-australia-since-its-discovery-in-the-torres-strait-in-2005
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REVIEW
Andrew F van den Hurk, Jay Nicholson, Nigel W Beebe, Joe Davis, Odwell M Muzari, Richard C Russell, Gregor J Devine, Scott A Ritchie
The "Asian tiger mosquito", Aedes albopictus, is highly invasive, an aggressive biter and a major arbovirus vector. It is not currently present on mainland Australia despite being intercepted on numerous occasions at international ports and infesting the Torres Strait of Australia since at least 2004. In the current paper, we describe the invasion and current status of Ae. albopictus in the Torres Strait, as well as research conducted to assess the threat of this species becoming established in arbovirus transmission cycles on the Australian mainland...
December 2016: One Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615061/synergistic-effect-of-il-12-and-il-18-induces-tim3-regulation-of-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-t-cell-function-and-decreases-the-risk-of-clinical-malaria-in-children-living-in-papua-new-guinea
#5
Louis Schofield, Lisa J Ioannidis, Stephan Karl, Leanne J Robinson, Qiao Y Tan, Daniel P Poole, Inoni Betuela, Danika L Hill, Peter M Siba, Diana S Hansen, Ivo Mueller, Emily M Eriksson
BACKGROUND: γδ T cells are important for both protective immunity and immunopathogenesis during malaria infection. However, the immunological processes determining beneficial or detrimental effects on disease outcome remain elusive. The aim of this study was to examine expression and regulatory effect of the inhibitory receptor T-cell immunoglobulin domain and mucin domain 3 (TIM3) on γδ T cells. While TIM3 expression and function on conventional αβ T cells have been clearly defined, the equivalent characterization on γδ T cells and associations with disease outcomes is limited...
June 15, 2017: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612939/using-soundscapes-to-detect-variable-degrees-of-human-influence-on-tropical-forests-in-papua-new-guinea
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Zuzana Burivalova, Michael Towsey, Tim Boucher, Anthony Truskinger, Cosmas Apelis, Paul Roe, Edward T Game
There is global concern about tropical forest degradation, in part, because of the associated loss of biodiversity. Communities and indigenous people play a fundamental role in tropical forest management and they are often efficient at preventing forest degradation. However, monitoring changes in biodiversity due to degradation, especially at a scale appropriate to local tropical forest management, is marred with difficulties including the need for expert training, inconsistency across observers, and the lack of baseline or reference data...
June 14, 2017: Conservation Biology: the Journal of the Society for Conservation Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610366/first-record-of-cephenniitae-in-the-bismarck-archipelago-papua-new-guinea-with-description-of-new-species-of-cephennodes-and-cephennomicrus-of-mussau-and-manus-islands-coleoptera-staphylinidae-scydmaeninae
#7
Paweł Jałoszyński
The supertribe Cephenniitae and the tribe Cephenniini are for the first time recorded from the Bismarck Archipelago, Papua New Guinea. Cephennodes (s. str.) mussauinsularis sp. n. and Cephennomicrus manusianus sp. n. are described, based on specimens collected respectively on Mussau Island (New Ireland Province) and Manus Island (Manus Province).
May 17, 2017: Zootaxa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610299/siphonoecetini-just-1983-crustacea-amphipoda-ischyroceridae-11-cephaloecetes-schioettei-sp-nov-from-the-philippines
#8
Jean Just
The new species described below, Cephaloecetes schioettei, is the second siphonoecetine to be recorded from the archipelago region of Indonesia, The Philippines and Papua New Guinea. The previous reports were of Borneoecetes wongi Barnard & Thomas, 1984 from Borneo and from Papua New Guinea by Myers (1995).
May 29, 2017: Zootaxa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610215/three-new-species-of-squat-lobsters-of-the-genus-i-fennerogalathea-i-baba-%C3%A2-1988-decapoda-galatheidae-from-the-pacific-ocean
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Paula C Rodriguez-Flores, Annie Machordom, Enrique Macpherson
The genus Fennerogalathea Baba, 1988 was known to contain two species: F. chacei Baba, 1988, the type species, from the Philippines, Taiwan and Indonesia and F. chirostyloides Tirmizi & Javed, 1993 from the Bay of Bengal. In the present study, three new species of the genus are described and illustrated: F. chani n. sp. from Papua New Guinea, F. cultrata n. sp. from New Caledonia and Vanuatu and F. ensifera n. sp. from Fiji. The new species are morphologically distinguishable on the basis of the shape and spination of the rostrum and the presence/absence of a small spine on the frontal margin of the carapace...
June 9, 2017: Zootaxa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610121/a-new-species-of-velvet-skate-i-notoraja-i-i-sereti-i-n-sp-rajiformes-arhynchobatidae-from-papua-new-guinea
#10
William T White, Peter R Last, Ralph R Mana
A new arhynchobatin skate, Notoraja sereti n. sp., is described based on three specimens collected from off Madang (Papua New Guinea) at depths of 800-980 m. This medium-size Notoraja skate shares with other velcro skates from the Western Pacific, N. alisae, N. fijiensis, N. inusitata and N. longiventralis, a ventral surface covering of fine denticles giving the skin a velvety feel. Notoraja sereti differs from all of these species in having a shorter snout (preorbital length 10.1-11.1 vs. 11.5-14.5% TL, prenasal length 8...
March 19, 2017: Zootaxa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610109/-i-etmopterus-i-i-samadiae-i-n-sp-a-new-lanternshark-squaliformes-etmopteridae-from-papua-new-guinea
#11
William T White, David A Ebert, Ralph R Mana, Shannon Corrigan
A new species of lanternshark, Etmopterus samadiae (Squaliformes: Etmopteridae), is described from off northern Papua New Guinea, in the western Central Pacific Ocean. The new species resembles other members of the "Etmopterus lucifer" clade in having linear rows of dermal denticles and most closely resembles E. brachyurus from the western North Pacific. The new species occurs along insular slopes between 340 and 785 m depth. The new species can be distinguished from other members of the E. lucifer clade by a combination of characteristics, including length of anterior flank branch markings being slightly shorter than its posterior branch, a longer caudal base marking, and irregular and variable number of black, horizontal, dash-like marks on sides of body...
March 20, 2017: Zootaxa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609967/discovery-of-i-penicillidmus-i-in-the-bismarck-archipelago-papua-new-guinea-with-description-of-a-new-species-from-lavongai-new-hanover-island-coleoptera-staphylinidae-scydmaeninae
#12
Paweł Jałoszyński
Penicillidmus Jałoszyński, 2014 was established to accommodate two Australian species of Glandulariini. Penicillidmus masseyensis Jałoszyński, 2014 and P. unicolor Jałoszyński, 2014 are known to occur in Cape York, northern Queensland. With the adult body length ranging from 0.83 to 0.86 mm, these species are among the smallest Australian scydmaenines. Another, yet undescribed species represented by a female, is also known to occur within the same area (Jałoszyński 2014). Penicillidmus resembles similarly small adults of Microscydmus Saulcy & Croissandeau, 1893, but can be easily distinguished on the basis of remarkable cephalic and prothoracic structures...
April 18, 2017: Zootaxa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605854/central-tibetan-plateau-atmospheric-trace-metals-contamination-a-500-year-record-from-the-puruogangri-ice-core
#13
Emilie Beaudon, Paolo Gabrielli, M Roxana Sierra-Hernández, Anna Wegner, Lonnie G Thompson
A ~500-year section of ice core (1497-1992) from the Puruogangri ice cap has been analyzed at high resolution for 28 trace elements (TEs: Ag, Al, As, Ba, Bi, Cd, Co, Cr, Cs, Cu, Fe, Ga, Li, Mg, Mn, Na, Nb, Ni, Pb, Rb, Sb, Sn, Sr, Ti, Tl, U, V and Zn) to assess different atmospheric contributions to the ice and provide a temporal perspective on the diverse atmospheric influences over the central Tibetan Plateau (TP). At least two volcanic depositions have significantly impacted the central TP over the past 500years, possibly originating from the Billy Mitchell (1580, Papua New Guinea) and the Parker Peak (1641, Philippines) eruptions...
June 7, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604825/burden-and-impact-of-plasmodium-vivax-in-pregnancy-a-multi-centre-prospective-observational-study
#14
Azucena Bardají, Flor Ernestina Martínez-Espinosa, Myriam Arévalo-Herrera, Norma Padilla, Swati Kochar, Maria Ome-Kaius, Camila Bôtto-Menezes, María Eugenia Castellanos, Dhanpat Kumar Kochar, Sanjay Kumar Kochar, Inoni Betuela, Ivo Mueller, Stephen Rogerson, Chetan Chitnis, Dhiraj Hans, Michela Menegon, Carlo Severini, Hernando Del Portillo, Carlota Dobaño, Alfredo Mayor, Jaume Ordi, Mireia Piqueras, Sergi Sanz, Mats Wahlgren, Laurence Slutsker, Meghna Desai, Clara Menéndez
BACKGROUND: Despite that over 90 million pregnancies are at risk of Plasmodium vivax infection annually, little is known about the epidemiology and impact of the infection in pregnancy. METHODOLOGY AND PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: We undertook a health facility-based prospective observational study in pregnant women from Guatemala (GT), Colombia (CO), Brazil (BR), India (IN) and Papua New Guinea PNG). Malaria and anemia were determined during pregnancy and fetal outcomes assessed at delivery...
June 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591557/characterization-of-badnaviruses-infecting-dioscorea-spp-in-the-pacific-reveals-two-putative-novel-species-and-the-first-report-of-dioscorea-bacilliform-rt-virus-2
#15
Amit Sukal, Dawit Kidanemariam, James Dale, Anthony James, Robert Harding
The complete genome sequences of three new badnaviruses associated with yam (Dioscorea spp.) originating from Fiji, Papua New Guinea and Samoa were determined following rolling circle amplification of the virus genomes. The full-length genomes consisted of a single molecule of circular double-stranded DNA of 8106bp for isolate FJ14, 7871bp for isolate PNG10 and 7426bp for isolate SAM01. FJ14 and PNG10 contained three open reading frames while SAM01 had an additional open reading frame which partially overlapped the 3' end of ORF 3...
June 4, 2017: Virus Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582817/nutritional-status-and-dietary-diversity-of-kamea-in-gulf-province-papua-new-guineas
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Janny M Goris, Nienke Zomerdijk, Victor J Temple
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: To assess the nutritional status of infants, children and non-pregnant women and underlying factors, dietary diversity and community food security, in the Kamea community in Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea. METHODS AND STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cross sectional study. Study population 69 infants (0-59 months), 151 children (6-12 years) and 79 non-pregnant women from 10 villages in Kotidanga Local Level Government, Kerema District, Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea...
2017: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580650/maternal-near-misses-at-a-provincial-hospital-in-papua-new-guinea-a-prospective-observational-study
#17
John W Bolnga, Marilyn Morris, Catherine Totona, Moses Laman
BACKGROUND: Maternal near-miss indices are World Health Organisation (WHO) recognised indicators that may improve our understanding of factors associated with maternal morbidity and mortality. In Papua New Guinea (PNG) where maternal mortality is among the highest in the world, only one study has documented near-miss indices in a tertiary-level hospital, but none from provincial hospitals where the majority of under-privileged women access healthcare services. AIMS: To determine the near-miss ratio, maternal mortality index (MMI), and associated maternal indices for Modilon Hospital in Madang Province of PNG...
June 5, 2017: Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567280/solar-powered-oxygen-systems-in-remote-health-centers-in-papua-new-guinea-a-large-scale-implementation-effectiveness-trial
#18
Trevor Duke, Ilomo Hwaihwanje, Magdalynn Kaupa, Jonah Karubi, Doreen Panauwe, Martin Sa'avu, Francis Pulsan, Peter Prasad, Freddy Maru, Henry Tenambo, Ambrose Kwaramb, Eleanor Neal, Hamish Graham, Rasa Izadnegahdar
BACKGROUND: Pneumonia is the largest cause of child deaths in Papua New Guinea (PNG), and hypoxaemia is the major complication causing death in childhood pneumonia, and hypoxaemia is a major factor in deaths from many other common conditions, including bronchiolitis, asthma, sepsis, malaria, trauma, perinatal problems, and obstetric emergencies. A reliable source of oxygen therapy can reduce mortality from pneumonia by up to 35%. However, in low and middle income countries throughout the world, improved oxygen systems have not been implemented at large scale in remote, difficult to access health care settings, and oxygen is often unavailable at smaller rural hospitals or district health centers which serve as the first point of referral for childhood illnesses...
June 2017: Journal of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560838/optimal-climate-for-large-trees-at-high-elevations-drives-patterns-of-biomass-in-remote-forests-of-papua-new-guinea
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Michelle Venter, John Dwyer, Wouter Dieleman, Anurag Ramachandra, David Gillieson, Susan Laurance, Lucas A Cernusak, Bruce Beehler, Rigel Jensen, Michael I Bird
Our ability to model global carbon fluxes depends on understanding how terrestrial carbon stocks respond to varying environmental conditions. Tropical forests contain the bulk of the biosphere's carbon. However, there is a lack of consensus as to how gradients in environmental conditions affect tropical forest carbon. Papua New Guinea (PNG) lies within one of the largest areas of contiguous tropical forest and is characterized by environmental gradients driven by altitude; yet, the region has been grossly understudied...
May 31, 2017: Global Change Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554016/papua-new-guinea-midwives-perspectives-of-the-effect-of-a-targeted-village-birth-attendant-education-program
#20
Julie Kep Kamblijambi, Eleanor Holroyd
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April 23, 2017: Midwifery
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