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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046026/-influence-of-lifestyle-diet-and-vitamin-d-on-atopy-in-a-population-of-afro-descendant-colombian-children
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Luis Carlos Fang-Mercado, Juan Ricardo Urrego-Álvarez, Andrés Ernesto Merlano-Barón, Catherine Meza-Torres, Luz Hernández-Bonfante, Liliana López-Kleine, Javier Marrugo-Cano
BACKGROUND: Allergic conditions have shown an increase in the past few decades. Hygiene, changes in lifestyle, diet and vitamin D have been blamed for this increase. OBJECTIVE: To determine the role of environment, diet and vitamin D in atopic diseases in a population of Colombian Afro-descendant children. METHODS: Cross-sectional, descriptive, observational study in 200 Afro-descendant children of rural and urban areas from northern Colombia...
July 2017: Revista Alergia Mexico: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Mexicana de Alergia e Inmunología, A.C
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045712/hospice-utilization-in-patients-with-malignant-gliomas
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Deborah Forst, Eric Adams, Ryan Nipp, Allison Martin, Areej El-Jawahri, Ayal Aizer, Justin T Jordan
BACKGROUND: Despite recommendations from professional organizations supporting early hospice enrollment for patients with cancer, little research exists regarding end-of-life (EOL) practices for patients with malignant gliomas (MG). We evaluated rates and correlates of hospice enrollment and hospice length-of-stay (LOS) among patients with MG. METHODS: Using the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER)-Medicare linked database, we identified adult patients who were diagnosed with MG from January 1, 2002 to December 31, 2011 and who died before December 31, 2012...
October 16, 2017: Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045614/-i-have-to-listen-to-this-old-body-femininity-and-the-aging-body
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Sylivia Karen Rutagumirwa, Ajay Bailey
Background and Objectives: This study explores how older women with low socioeconomic status living in rural Tanzania give meaning to their (aging) body in relation to the ideals of femininity. Research Design and Methods: Ten qualitative in-depth interviews and 10 focus group discussions (N = 60) were conducted among women aged 60 and older. Results: The findings reveal that older women perceive their aging body as "a burden." This characterization of the body is linked to the inability of the aging body to live up to the women's gendered lives...
October 13, 2017: Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045444/the-importance-of-public-health-poverty-reduction-programs-and-women-s-empowerment-in-the-reduction-of-child-stunting-in-rural-areas-of-moramanga-and-morondava-madagascar
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Chitale Remonja Rabaoarisoa, Rado Rakotoarison, Nivo Heritiana Rakotonirainy, Reziky Tiandraza Mangahasimbola, Alain Berthin Randrianarisoa, Ronan Jambou, Inès Vigan-Womas, Patrice Piola, Rindra Vatosoa Randremanana
BACKGROUND: Malnutrition accounts for 45% of mortality in children under five years old, despite a global mobilization against chronic malnutrition. In Madagascar, the most recent data show that the prevalence of stunting in children under five years old is still around 47.4%. This study aimed to identify the determinants of stunting in children in rural areas of Moramanga and Morondava districts to target the main areas for intervention. METHODS: A case-control study was conducted in children aged from 6 to 59...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045284/increasing-colorectal-cancer-screening-using-a-quality-improvement-approach-in-a-nurse-managed-primary-care-clinic
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Diane Hountz, Jennifer Coddington, Karen J Foli, Janet Thorlton
According to the American Cancer Society, 1 in 23 Americans will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer (CRC) in their lifetime. Screening for CRC is an effective, yet underused preventive approach. This is especially true in rural areas, where only 35% of patients were found to be up to date on their screenings in 2014. Increasing CRC screening can produce positive patient outcomes by early recognition and removal of precancerous polyps. The purpose of this project was to use quality improvement (QI) interventions to increase CRC screening rates at a nurse-managed clinic in rural Indiana...
October 17, 2017: Journal for Healthcare Quality: Official Publication of the National Association for Healthcare Quality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045275/medical-education-in-decentralized-settings-how-medical-students-contribute-to-health-care-in-10-sub-saharan-african-countries
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Zohray Talib, Susan van Schalkwyk, Ian Couper, Swaha Pattanaik, Khadija Turay, Atiene S Sagay, Rhona Baingana, Sarah Baird, Bernhard Gaede, Jehu Iputo, Minnie Kibore, Rachel Manongi, Antony Matsika, Mpho Mogodi, Jeremais Ramucesse, Heather Ross, Moses Simuyeba, Damen Haile-Mariam
PURPOSE: African medical schools are expanding, straining resources at tertiary health facilities. Decentralizing clinical training can alleviate this tension. This study assessed the impact of decentralized training and contribution of undergraduate medical students at health facilities. METHOD: Participants were from 11 Medical Education Partnership Initiative-funded medical schools in 10 African countries. Each school identified two clinical training sites-one rural and the other either peri-urban or urban...
October 17, 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044368/use-of-bayesian-networks-in-predicting-contamination-of-drinking-water-with-e-coli-in-rural-vietnam
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David C Hall, Quynh B Le
Background: More than 70 million Vietnamese rely on small-scale farming for some form of household income. Water on many of those farms is contaminated with waste, including animal manure, partly due to non-sustainable waste management. This increases the risk of water-related zoonotic disease transmission. The purpose of this research was to examine the impact of various demographic and management factors on the likelihood of finding Escherichia coli in drinking water sourced from wells and rainwater on farms in Vietnam...
June 1, 2017: Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044349/high-risk-of-brain-tumors-in-farmers-a-mini-review-of-the-literature-and-report-of-the-results-of-a-case-control-study
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P Fallahi, R Foddis, A Cristaudo, A Antonelli
Even though a relationship between farmer work and the development of brain tumors was suggest by the scientific literature, a small number of italian studies investigate on the impact of this job on the cancer morbidity of farmer population. The informations about this case-control study were obtained from patients recruited in the Neurosurgical Department of the University-Hospital of Pisa, Italy, from 1990 to 2000. One hundred and seventy-four, newly diagnosed cases of brain tumors (glioma and meningiomas, histologically confirmed), were recruited, such as 522 controls (with other non tumoral neurologic diseases: trauma, etc), by matching cases and controls (1:3), for age (± 5 years) and gender...
September 2017: La Clinica Terapeutica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043932/information-needs-assessment-for-k-12-school-nurses-in-rural-eastern-washington-state
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Kathryn Vela
School nurses are an often-overlooked population of health care professionals who have great importance in rural communities where access to health care is limited. In order to better serve school nurses in rural eastern Washington, an assessment was conducted to determine their information needs, behaviors, and perceptions. Results indicated this population of school nurses searches for multiple types of health information on a daily basis and navigates obstacles to information access using a variety of resources...
October 2017: Medical Reference Services Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042819/distance-from-health-facility-and-mothers-perception-of-quality-related-to-skilled-delivery-service-utilization-in-northern-ethiopia
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Girmatsion Fisseha, Yemane Berhane, Alemayehu Worku, Wondwossen Terefe
BACKGROUND: Poor maternal health service utilization is one of the contributing factors to a high level of maternal and newborn mortality in Ethiopia. The factors associated with utilization of services are believed to differ from one context to another. We assessed the factors associated with skilled delivery service utilization in rural northern Ethiopia. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A community-based survey was conducted among mothers who gave birth in the 12 months preceding the study period, from January to February 2015, in the Tigray region of Ethiopia...
2017: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042809/implementation-of-gina-guidelines-in-asthma-management-by-primary-care-physicians-in-vietnam
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Vinh Nhu Nguyen, Quynh Nhat Nguyen, Pham Le An, Niels H Chavannes
BACKGROUND: Asthma control is suboptimal in Vietnam. Lack of knowledge of primary care physicians (PCPs) for asthma management may potentially be one of the causes. PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to assess the knowledge and practice of PCPs' asthma management based on the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) guidelines (2015 update). METHODS: A cross-sectional study with convenience sampling was conducted among PCPs in an urban and rural area of Vietnam using questionnaires related to asthma patients daily practice: use of spirometry and the asthma control test (ACT), prescription of asthma medications, and frequency of consultations...
2017: International Journal of General Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042639/school-based-assessment-of-amblyopia-and-strabismus-among-multiethnic-children-in-rural-china
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Chen-Wei Pan, Xuejuan Chen, Hui Zhu, Zhujun Fu, Hua Zhong, Jun Li, Dan Huang, Hu Liu
We aimed to determine the prevalence and possible ethnic variations in strabismus and amblyopia among multiethnic school-aged children in rural China. A total of 9,263 children (4,347 Han, 3,352 Yi, 799 Dai and 765 Bai) aged 6 to 14 years were analyzed. Comprehensive eye examinations including monocular distance visual acuity, anterior segment examination, autorefraction, cover testing and ocular motility were conducted. Manifested strabismus was detected in 3.53% of the overall population. The prevalence of strabismus was 3...
October 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042462/infrequent-provision-of-palliative-care-to-patients-with-dialysis-requiring-aki
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Kelly Chong, Samuel A Silver, Jin Long, Yuanchao Zheng, V Shane Pankratz, Mark L Unruh, Glenn M Chertow
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The use of palliative care in AKI is not well described. We sought to better understand palliative care practice patterns for hospitalized patients with AKI requiring dialysis in the United States. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: Using the 2012 National Inpatient Sample, we identified patients with AKI and palliative care encounters using validated International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification codes...
October 17, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042290/wild-edible-plants-nutritional-and-toxicological-characteristics-retrieval-strategies-and-importance-for-today-s-society
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José Pinela, Ana Maria Carvalho, Isabel C F R Ferreira
Wild edible plants (WEPs) are part of the cultural and genetic heritage of different regions of the world. In times of famine and scarcity, these sources of nutrients and health-promoting compounds have received high importance mainly in rural and suburban areas. Although currently underutilized, WEPs are still consumed traditionally by different communities and are gaining relevance in today's society. However, these foods lack recognition as significant contributors to the human diet in developed areas. This review describes the nutritional value of WEPs from the North-eastern region of Portugal and points out those containing potentially toxic compounds...
October 14, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042240/coxiella-burnetii-and-rickettsia-conorii-two-zoonotic-pathogens-in-peridomestic-rodents-and-their-ectoparasites-in-nigeria
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Joshua Kamani, Gad Baneth, Ricardo Gutiérrez, Yaarit Nachum-Biala, Kosta Y Mumcuoglu, Shimon Harrus
Rodents are hosts of numerous pathogenic agents of public health importance globally. Their ability to harbor these pathogens without showing overt clinical signs of disease has epidemiologic consequences. In some rural settings in Nigeria, humans and rodents do not only share feeds and abode, but the latter may end up on the table of the former as a source of protein, thereby increasing the risks of disease transmission. Molecular assays were used to detect and characterize two agents of zoonotic importance, Coxiella burnetii and Rickettsia spp...
October 12, 2017: Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042198/two-stage-vertical-flow-multi-soil-layering-msl-technology-for-efficient-removal-of-coliforms-and-human-pathogens-from-domestic-wastewater-in-rural-areas-under-arid-climate
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Lahbib Latrach, Naaila Ouazzani, Abdessamad Hejjaj, Mustapha Mahi, Tsugiyuki Masunaga, Laila Mandi
This paper investigates the removal efficiency of organic matter, nitrogen, phosphorus, coliforms and pathogens from rural domestic wastewater in a two-stage vertical flow multi-soil-layering (MSL) system. The effects of wastewater quality, season and arid climate conditions on pollutants removal efficiency by the system were examined for one year. The experimental setup included two similar MSL systems composed of two layers: soil-mixture-layers (SML) and gravel permeable layers (PL) that are arranged in a brick like pattern...
October 13, 2017: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042137/occurrence-and-indicators-of-pharmaceuticals-in-chinese-streams-a-nationwide-study
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Bo Yao, Shuwen Yan, Lushi Lian, Xin Yang, Chunli Wan, Hengtao Dong, Weihua Song
Pharmaceutically active compounds (PhACs) are excreted by humans and animals and released into the aquatic environment through wastewater, which can have potential negative impacts on ecological systems. To conduct a nationwide investigation of the occurrence of PhACs in water resources in China, an analytical procedure based on solid-phase extraction (SPE) and LC-MS/MS was used to measure 45 PhACs in surface water samples from a network of 29 rivers across 31 provinces in China in 2014 and 2015. PhACs were prevalent in all sampled streams...
October 14, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042089/observation-of-nighttime-new-particle-formation-over-the-french-landes-forest
#18
J Kammer, E Perraudin, P-M Flaud, E Lamaud, J M Bonnefond, E Villenave
Improving the understanding of processes related to atmospheric particle sources is essential to better assess future climate. Especially, how biogenic volatile organic compounds (BVOCs) are involved in new particle formation (NPF) is still unclear, highlighting the need for field studies in sites that have not yet been explored. Weakly anthropised, mostly composed of maritime pines (known as strong monoterpene emitters), vast and under the influence of sea spray inputs, the Landes forest (located in the southwestern part of France) is a suitable ecosystem to explore these questions...
October 14, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29041994/hospital-surge-capacity-a-web-based-simulation-tool-for-emergency-planners
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Matthew F Toerper, Gabor D Kelen, Lauren M Sauer, Jamil D Bayram, Christina Catlett, Scott Levin
The National Center for the Study of Preparedness and Catastrophic Event Response (PACER) has created a publicly available simulation tool called Surge (accessible at http://www.pacerapps.org) to estimate surge capacity for user-defined hospitals. Based on user input, a Monte Carlo simulation algorithm forecasts available hospital bed capacity over a 7-day period and iteratively assesses the ability to accommodate disaster patients. Currently, the tool can simulate bed capacity for acute mass casualty events (such as explosions) only and does not specifically simulate staff and supply inventory...
October 18, 2017: Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29041977/perceptions-of-and-barriers-to-family-planning-services-in-the-poorest-regions-of-chiapas-mexico-a-qualitative-study-of-men-women-and-adolescents
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Emily Dansereau, Alexandra Schaefer, Bernardo Hernández, Jennifer Nelson, Erin Palmisano, Diego Ríos-Zertuche, Alex Woldeab, Maria Paola Zúñiga, Emma Margarita Iriarte, Ali H Mokdad, Charbel El Bcheraoui
BACKGROUND: In the poorest regions of Chiapas, Mexico, 50.2% of women in need of contraceptives do not use any modern method. A qualitative study was needed to design effective and culturally appropriate interventions. METHODS: We used purposive maximum-variation sampling to select eight municipalities with a high proportion of residents in the poorest wealth quintile, including urban, rural, indigenous, and non-indigenous communities. We conducted 44 focus group discussions with 292 women, adolescent women, and men using semi-structured topic guides...
October 17, 2017: Reproductive Health
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