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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651405/-clinical-stages-and-outcomes-of-severe-cases-on-hand-foot-and-mouth-disease
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J Zhang, Y Jin, J L Sun, Y X Wang, X J Wang, X Q Fu, Z P Miao, J Lyu
Objective: To understand the characteristics and relation of clinical stage and outcome of severe cases on hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) and to establish the evaluation method for understanding severity of this disease. Methods: According to factors as geographical location, economic and epidemic levels, five provinces (Henan, Shandong, Yunnan, Zhejiang and Sichuan provinces) were selected. Reported severe cases of HFMD from the National Notifiable Diseases Reporting System were selected randomly in the five provinces...
May 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647446/social-and-geographic-determinants-of-hysterectomy-in-ontario-a-population-based-retrospective-cross-sectional-analysis
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Innie Chen, Michelle R Wise, Sheila Dunn, Geoffrey Anderson, Naushaba Degani, Guylaine Lefebvre, Arlene S Bierman
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to determine whether social factors (neighbourhood education and income) and geographic factors (urban or rural dwelling and local service area) are associated with hysterectomy rates, proportion of hysterectomies performed minimally invasively, and hysterectomy complication and readmission rates in Ontario. METHODS: The Canadian Institute for Health Information Discharge Abstract Database was used to perform a population-based retrospective cross-sectional study on women who had an abdominal, vaginal, and laparoscopic hysterectomy in 2007 for benign gynaecologic conditions in hospitals in Ontario, Canada...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646768/source-profiling-of-arsenic-and-heavy-metals-in-the-selangor-river-basin-and-their-maternal-and-cord-blood-levels-in-selangor-state-malaysia
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Nobumitsu Sakai, Zohour Alsaad, Nguyen Thi Thuong, Kenji Shiota, Minoru Yoneda, Mustafa Ali Mohd
Arsenic and 5 heavy metals (nickel, copper, zinc, cadmium and lead) were quantitated in surface water (n = 18) and soil/ore samples (n = 45) collected from 5 land uses (oil palm converted from forest, oil palm in peat swamp, bare land, quarry and forest) in the Selangor River basin by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS). Geographic information system (GIS) was used as a spatial analytical tool to classify 4 land uses (forest, agriculture/peat, urban and bare land) from a satellite image taken by Landsat 8...
June 17, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644420/within-what-distance-does-greenness-best-predict-physical-health-a-systematic-review-of-articles-with-gis-buffer-analyses-across-the-lifespan
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REVIEW
Matthew Browning, Kangjae Lee
Is the amount of "greenness" within a 250-m, 500-m, 1000-m or a 2000-m buffer surrounding a person's home a good predictor of their physical health? The evidence is inconclusive. We reviewed Web of Science articles that used geographic information system buffer analyses to identify trends between physical health, greenness, and distance within which greenness is measured. Our inclusion criteria were: (1) use of buffers to estimate residential greenness; (2) statistical analyses that calculated significance of the greenness-physical health relationship; and (3) peer-reviewed articles published in English between 2007 and 2017...
June 23, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641184/estimation-of-u-s-sewer-residence-time-distributions-for-national-scale-risk-assessment-of-down-the-drain-chemicals
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Katherine E Kapo, Michael Paschka, Raghu Vamshi, Megan Sebasky, Kathleen McDonough
Sewer residence time (the amount of time a given volume of wastewater resides in a sewer system prior to treatment) can have a significant influence on predictions of environmental fate and transport of wastewater constituents and corresponding risk assessment. In this study, a geographic information systems-based approach for estimating the distribution of sewer residence times for the U.S. was developed using road networks as a spatial proxy for sewer networks. The suitability of the approach was evaluated using case study municipalities, and the approach was subsequently extrapolated to 3422 wastewater treatment facilities of varying size across the U...
June 19, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634414/monitoring-and-analysis-of-coastal-reclamation-from-1995-2015-in-tianjin-binhai-new-area-china
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Wengang Chen, Dongchuan Wang, Yong Huang, Liding Chen, Lihui Zhang, Xiangwang Wei, Mengqin Sang, Feicui Wang, Jinya Liu, Bingxu Hu
Increasing coastal reclamation activities have been undertaken to solve the conflict between people and land resources, creating significant challenges for coordinating coastal reclamation, economic development and environmental protection. This paper analyzes the effects of coast reclamation on Gross Domestic Product growth and the quality of inshore seawater in the Tianjin Binhai New Area. Remote sensing and a Geographic Information System were used to extract the information of coastal reclamation. The correlation between the area of coastal reclamation, GDP growth and the quality of inshore seawater was analyzed and a decoupling elasticity model was used to explore trends in the relationship between economic development and coastal reclamation...
June 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633949/habitat-suitability-index-model-of-the-sea-cucumber-apostichopus-japonicus-selenka-a-case-study-of-shandong-peninsula-china
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Zhipeng Zhang, Jian Zhou, Jingjing Song, Qixiang Wang, Hongjun Liu, Xuexi Tang
A habitat suitability index (HSI) model for the sea cucumber Apostichopus japonicus (Selenka) was established in the present study. Based on geographic information systems, the HSI model was used to identify potential sites around the Shandong Peninsula suitable for restoration of immature (<25g) and mature (>25g) A. japonicus. Six habitat factors were used as input variables for the HSI model: sediment classification, water temperature, salinity, water depth, pH and dissolved oxygen. The weighting of each habitat factor was defined through the Delphi method...
June 17, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633040/hematopoietic-cell-transplantation-training-challenges-and-potential-opportunities-through-networking-and-integration-of-modern-technologies-to-the-practice-setting
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REVIEW
Mohamed A Kharfan-Dabaja, Mahmoud Aljurf
Hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT), particularly allogeneic HCT, is a complex and a high-risk procedure requiring expertise to manage potential treatment complications. Published data supports the value of quality management systems in improving post-transplant outcomes; however, there are no universally established, or agreed upon, criteria to assess adequacy of training of physicians, transplant or nontransplant, and supporting staff, among others. It is of paramount importance for transplant centers to identify the needed area(s) of expertise in order to seek appropriate training for their staff...
June 13, 2017: Hematology/oncology and Stem Cell Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624298/processes-and-experiences-of-portugal-s-international-recruitment-scheme-of-colombian-physicians-did-it-work
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Erika Masanet
The Portuguese Ministry of Health performed five international recruitment rounds of Latin American physicians due to the need for physicians in certain geographic areas of the country and in some specialties, as a temporary solution to shortages. Among these recruitments is that of Colombian physicians in 2011 that was the largest of the five groups. This paper presents an evaluation of the international recruitment procedure of Colombian physicians based on the criteria of procedural outcomes and health system outcomes...
May 17, 2017: Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623081/multimorbidity-a-review-of-the-complexity-of-mental-health-issues-in-bariatric-surgery-candidates-informed-by-canadian-data
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REVIEW
Valerie H Taylor, Jennifer Hensel
BACKGROUND: Multimorbidity is significant for obesity and mental health issues. As a consequence, mental illness is overrepresented in patients seeking bariatric surgery. This review addresses that overlap, with a focus on Canadian data. CONCLUSION: The healthcare system in Canada is unique, but issues related to prevalence of mental health in patients seeking bariatric surgery are similar to those in studies conducted in other countries. Although data on suicide are lacking, Canadian data have shown similar rates of self-harm behaviours and linkages between psychopathology and weight regain after surgery...
June 13, 2017: Canadian Journal of Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621750/initial-alignment-for-sins-based-on-pseudo-earth-frame-in-polar-regions
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Yanbin Gao, Meng Liu, Guangchun Li, Xingxing Guang
An accurate initial alignment must be required for inertial navigation system (INS). The performance of initial alignment directly affects the following navigation accuracy. However, the rapid convergence of meridians and the small horizontalcomponent of rotation of Earth make the traditional alignment methods ineffective in polar regions. In this paper, from the perspective of global inertial navigation, a novel alignment algorithm based on pseudo-Earth frame and backward process is proposed to implement the initial alignment in polar regions...
June 16, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619047/environmental-isolation-explains-iberian-genetic-diversity-in-the-highly-homozygous-model-grass-brachypodium-distachyon
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Isabel Marques, Valeriia Shiposha, Diana López-Alvarez, Antonio J Manzaneda, Pilar Hernandez, Marina Olonova, Pilar Catalán
BACKGROUND: Brachypodium distachyon (Poaceae), an annual Mediterranean Aluminum (Al)-sensitive grass, is currently being used as a model species to provide new information on cereals and biofuel crops. The plant has a short life cycle and one of the smallest genomes in the grasses being well suited to experimental manipulation. Its genome has been fully sequenced and several genomic resources are being developed to elucidate key traits and gene functions. A reliable germplasm collection that reflects the natural diversity of this species is therefore needed for all these genomic resources...
June 15, 2017: BMC Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614377/spatial-distribution-of-child-pedestrian-injuries-along-census-tract-boundaries-implications-for-identifying-area-based-correlates
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Jacqueline W Curtis
Census tracts are often used to investigate area-based correlates of a variety of health outcomes. This approach has been shown to be valuable in understanding the ways that health is shaped by place and to design appropriate interventions that account for community-level processes. Following this line of inquiry, it is common in the study of pedestrian injuries to aggregate the point level locations of these injuries to the census tracts in which they occur. Such aggregation enables investigation of the relationships between a range of socioeconomic variables and areas of notably high or low incidence...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613286/geographical-distribution-and-cluster-detection-of-childhood-leukemia-in-the-metropolitan-area-of-guadalajara-mexico
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Alberto Tlacuilo-Parra, Roberto Garibaldi-Covarrubias, Hugo Romo-Rubio, Leonardo Soto-Sumuano, Carlos Fernando Ruiz-Chávez, Mijail Suárez-Arredondo, Fernando Sánchez-Zubieta, Sergio Gallegos-Castorena
BACKGROUND: Acute leukemia is the most common cancer in childhood. Analyzing the spatial distribution of acute leukemia may generate the identification of risk factors. OBJECTIVE: To study the incidence rate of acute leukemia, its geographic distribution, and cluster detection in the metropolitan area of Guadalajara, Mexico. METHODS: We included children under 15 years of age diagnosed with acute leukemia during the period 2010-2014 in the metropolitan area of Guadalajara...
May 2017: Revista de Investigación Clínica; Organo del Hospital de Enfermedades de la Nutrición
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611867/a-comparative-study-of-the-trends-of-imported-dengue-cases-in-korea-and-japan-2011-2015
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Shinichiro Miki, Won-Chang Lee, Myeong-Jin Lee
BACKGROUND: Dengue is a mosquito-borne febrile disease that represents a major public health problem in tropical and subtropical areas. Even though Korea and Japan are not the regions where dengue is epidemic, there have been many imported cases in both countries, and in increasing numbers. A better understanding of the characteristics of the prevalence of dengue and the recent trends in these neighboring countries may provide information to promote improvement and control strategies for both...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611102/effect-on-neonatal-mortality-of-newborn-infection-management-at-health-posts-when-referral-is-not-possible-a-cluster-randomized-trial-in-rural-ethiopia
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Tedbabe Degefie Hailegebriel, Brian Mulligan, Simon Cousens, Bereket Mathewos, Steve Wall, Abeba Bekele, Jeanne Russell, Deborah Sitrin, Biruk Tensou, Joy Lawn, Joseph de Graft Johnson, Hailemariam Legesse, Sirak Hailu, Assaye Nigussie, Bogale Worku, Abdullah Baqui
BACKGROUND: The World Health Organization recently provided guidelines for outpatient treatment of possible severe bacterial infections (PSBI) in young infants, when referral to hospital is not feasible. This study evaluated newborn infection treatment at the most peripheral level of the health system in rural Ethiopia. METHODS: We performed a cluster-randomized trial in 22 geographical clusters (11 allocated to intervention, 11 to control). In both arms, volunteers and government-employed Health Extension Workers (HEWs) conducted home visits to pregnant and newly delivered mothers; assessed newborns; and counseled caregivers on prevention of newborn illness, danger signs, and care seeking...
June 12, 2017: Global Health, Science and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608509/deprivation-and-healthy-food-access-cost-and-availability-a-cross-sectional-study
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S Williamson, M McGregor-Shenton, B Brumble, B Wright, C Pettinger
BACKGROUND: Food access, cost and availability have been identified as determinants of dietary choice. It has been suggested that these are socio-economically patterned; however, the evidence is inconclusive. The present study investigated whether differences exist with respect to healthy food access, cost and availability between areas of contrasting deprivation. METHODS: An ecological, cross-sectional study was conducted in two of the most and two of the least deprived wards in Plymouth...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics: the Official Journal of the British Dietetic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608299/simulation-of-the-spatial-stresses-due-to-territorial-land-development-on-yellow-river-delta-nature-reserve-using-a-gis-based-assessment-model
#18
Baolei Zhang, Qiaoyun Zhang, Qingyu Feng, Bohao Cui, Shumin Zhang
This study aimed at assessing the stresses from land development in or around Yellow River Delta Nature Reserve (YRDNR) and identifying the impacted areas. Major land development types (reservoirs, pond, aquafarm, salt pan, road, residential land, industry land, farming land, and fishing land) in or around the YRDNR from 1995 to 2014 were identified using spatial data sets derived from remote sensing imageries. The spatial stresses were simulated by considering disturbance due to land development activities and accessibility of disturbance using a geographic information system based model...
July 2017: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605951/a-novel-approach-to-find-and-optimize-bin-locations-and-collection-routes-using-a-geographic-information-system
#19
Seyed Mohammad Hassan Erfani, Shahnaz Danesh, Seyed Mohsen Karrabi, Rouzbeh Shad
One of the major challenges in big cities is planning and implementation of an optimized, integrated solid waste management system. This optimization is crucial if environmental problems are to be prevented and the expenses to be reduced. A solid waste management system consists of many stages including collection, transfer and disposal. In this research, an integrated model was proposed and used to optimize two functional elements of municipal solid waste management (storage and collection systems) in the Ahmadabad neighbourhood located in the City of Mashhad - Iran...
June 1, 2017: Waste Management & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605855/the-effects-of-the-anthropic-actions-on-the-sandy-beaches-of-guardamar-del-segura-spain
#20
J I Pagán, I López, L Aragonés, J Garcia-Barba
There are many activities and uses in the coastal environment, which has historically attracted the humans. This attraction has led to many anthropic actions that have generated imbalances, more important as the human pressure increases. This research focuses on the effects of these pressures along of 11km of the coastline of Guardamar del Segura, a high-value environmental area where is the Segura River mouth and one of the last dune systems of the southeast of Spain. The historic evolution of the shoreline position has been analysed using 60years of aerial images from 1950s to 2014, the seabed depth changes, the maritime climate, the distribution of the sediment grain size and the anthropic actions such as urban development or the channelling of the river...
June 7, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
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