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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432449/enteroparasitoses-and-toxocarosis-affecting-children-from-mar-del-plata-city-argentina
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Carla Lavallén, Beatriz Brignani, Karina Riesgo, Amalia Rojas, Gabriela Colace, Martín Biscaychipi, Estela Chicote, Cristian Giuntini, Mariela Kifer, María Eugenia Del Río, Guillermo Denegri, Marcela Dopchiz
This study evaluated the existence of enteroparasitoses and toxocarosis in children of peripheral (PC) and urban communities (UC) from Mar del Plata city (Argentina) and their associations with socio-environmental conditions. A Parasite Vulnerability Index (PVI) was elaborated using variables such as overcrowding, floor type, drinking water source, wastewater disposal, solid waste disposal, presence of animals and schooling level. The PC evidenced statistically significant higher frequencies of families with high (38...
April 21, 2017: EcoHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431524/biosecurity-survey-in-relation-to-the-risk-of-hpai-outbreaks-in-backyard-poultry-holdings-in-thimphu-city-area-bhutan
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Tenzin Tenzin, Chador Wangdi, Purna Bdr Rai
BACKGROUND: A questionnaire survey was conducted to assess the biosecurity and other practices of backyard poultry holdings and knowledge and practices of poultry keepers following an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (H5N1) virus in poultry in Thimphu city area, Bhutan. RESULTS: The study identified 62 backyard poultry holdings in 12 settlement areas, and the owners were subsequently interviewed. The birds are kept in a low-input low-output system, fed locally available scavenging feed base, and supplemented with food scraps and some grain...
April 21, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426382/effectiveness-of-hand-washing-on-the-removal-of-iron-oxide-nanoparticles-from-human-skin-ex-vivo
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Nastassja A Lewinski, Aurélie Berthet, Lionel Maurizi, Antoine Eisenbeis, Nancy B Hopf
In this study, the effectiveness of washing with soap and water in removing nanoparticles from exposed skin was investigated. Dry, nanoscale hematite (α-Fe2O3) or maghemite (γ-Fe2O3) powder, with primary particle diameters between 20-30 nm, were applied to two samples each of fresh and frozen ex vivo human skin in two independent experiments. The permeation of nanoparticles through skin, and the removal of nanoparticles after washing with soap and water were investigated. Bare iron oxide nanoparticles remained primarily on the surface of the skin, without penetrating beyond the stratum corneum...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414953/health-shocks-and-their-long-lasting-impact-on-health-behaviors-evidence-from-the-2009-h1n1-pandemic-in-mexico
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Jorge M Agüero, Trinidad Beleche
Worldwide, the leading causes of death could be avoided with health behaviors that are low-cost but also difficult to adopt. We show that exogenous health shocks could facilitate the adoption of these behaviors and provide long-lasting effects on health outcomes. Specifically, we exploit the spatial and temporal variation of the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic in Mexico and show that areas with a higher incidence of H1N1 experienced larger reductions in diarrhea-related cases among young children. These reductions continue even three years after the shock ended...
March 31, 2017: Journal of Health Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413115/rate-of-contamination-of-hospital-privacy-curtains-on-a-burns-and-plastic-surgery-ward-a-cross-sectional-study
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K Shek, R Patidar, Z Kohja, S Liu, J P Gawaziuk, M Gawthrop, A Kumar, S Logsetty
BACKGROUND: Surfaces in the patient environment may play a role in microbial transmission if they become colonized by bacteria. Patient privacy curtains are one such surface that may pose a high risk for transmission because they are high-contact surfaces, are infrequently cleaned, and healthcare workers are less likely to wash their hands after contacting inanimate objects such as curtains. AIM: To determine the amount and type of bacterial colonization of patient privacy curtains at a regional burns/plastic surgery unit...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396006/disinfection-of-the-radiologist-workstation-and-radiologist-hand-hygiene-a-single-institution-practice-quality-improvement-project
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Jeffrey S Quon, Marc Dilauro, John G Ryan
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the workstation disinfection rates and hand hygiene of radiologists and trainees at shared departmental workstations and assess the impact of education and reminder placards on daily habits. METHODS: A 10-question survey was administered to all staff radiologists, fellows, and residents at our institution. The questions pertained to workstation disinfection, hand hygiene habits, and accessibility to disinfectant wipes and hand sanitizer stations...
April 7, 2017: Canadian Association of Radiologists Journal, Journal L'Association Canadienne des Radiologistes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392528/colorimetric-microtiter-plate-assay-of-polycationic-aminoglycoside-antibiotics-in-culture-broth-using-amaranth
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Hajime Katano, Yasuhiro Kuroda, Shu Taira, Chitose Maruyama, Yoshimitsu Hamano
We present a colorimetric method for the detection of aminoglycoside antibiotics such as neomycin (NEO) using a reddish anionic dye, amaranth (AR(3-)). Under acidic conditions, at which NEO exists in fully protonated form (NEOH(6+)), the AR(3-) anion associates with the NEOH(6+) cation to form a precipitate, NEOH(AR)2. The precipitate was soluble in a buffer solution of pH 8.5, yielding a reddish solution with an absorption maximum at around 520 nm. Tobramycin and gentamycin, which exist as pentavalent cations under acidic conditions, gave almost the same results...
2017: Analytical Sciences: the International Journal of the Japan Society for Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382192/bacteriological-aspects-of-hand-washing-a-key-for-health-promotion-and-infections-control
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REVIEW
Ramezan Ali Ataee, Mohammad Hosein Ataee, Ali Mehrabi Tavana, Mahmud Salesi
The aim of this review is to show the historical aspects of hands washing for healthy life and explains how can reduce the transmission of community-acquired infectious agents by healthcare workers and patients. This review article is prepared based on available database. The key words used were hands washing, risk assessment, hands hygiene, bacterial flora, contamination, infection, nosocomial, tap water, sanitizer, bacterial resistance, hands bacterial flora, washing methods, antiseptics, healthcare workers, healthcare personnel, from PubMed, ScienceDirect, Embase, Scopus, Web of Sciences, and Google Scholar...
2017: International Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368323/hand-hygiene-intervention-strategies-to-reduce-diarrhoea-and-respiratory-infections-among-schoolchildren-in-developing-countries-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Balwani Chingatichifwe Mbakaya, Paul H Lee, Regina L T Lee
Effective and appropriate hand-washing practice for schoolchildren is important in preventing infectious diseases such as diarrhoea, which is the second most common cause of death among school-age children in sub-Saharan Africa. The objective of the review was to identify hand hygiene intervention strategies to reduce infectious diseases such as diarrhoea and respiratory tract infections among schoolchildren aged 6-12 years in developing countries. Published research articles were searched from databases covering a period from as far back as the creation of the databases to November 2015...
April 1, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352099/removal-of-diethylhexyl-phthalate-from-hands-by-handwashing-evidence-from-experimental-n-of-1-and-crossover-designs
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Pi-I D Lin, Chia-Fang Wu, Hwang-Shang Kou, Tzu-Ying Huang, Jentaie Shiea, Ming-Tsang Wu
Phthalate exposure through skin is often neglected due to the small quantity and limited dermal absorption rate. However, free phthalate can be ingested by hand-to-mouth action or by contact with food. To evaluate the effectiveness in removing phthalate exposure on hand, we compare here the removal efficiency of di-(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) on hands by handwashing with soap-and-water versus water-only. In two three-day N-of-1 trials, residual DEHP was measured in a single female adult who washed exposed hands with soap-and-water or water-only...
March 28, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351915/comparison-of-standard-culture-based-method-to-culture-independent-method-for-evaluation-of-hygiene-effects-on-the-hand-microbiome
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C Zapka, J Leff, J Henley, J Tittl, E De Nardo, M Butler, R Griggs, N Fierer, S Edmonds-Wilson
Hands play a critical role in the transmission of microbiota on one's own body, between individuals, and on environmental surfaces. Effectively measuring the composition of the hand microbiome is important to hand hygiene science, which has implications for human health. Hand hygiene products are evaluated using standard culture-based methods, but standard test methods for culture-independent microbiome characterization are lacking. We sampled the hands of 50 participants using swab-based and glove-based methods prior to and following four hand hygiene treatments (using a nonantimicrobial hand wash, alcohol-based hand sanitizer [ABHS], a 70% ethanol solution, or tap water)...
March 28, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341129/optimal-hand-washing-technique-to-minimize-bacterial-contamination-before-neuraxial-anesthesia-a-randomized-control-trial
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N Siddiqui, Z Friedman, A McGeer, A Yousefzadeh, J C Carvalho, S Davies
INTRODUCTION: Infectious complications related to neuraxial anesthesia may result in adverse outcomes. There are no best practice guidelines regarding hand-sanitizing measures specifically for these procedures. The objective of this study was to compare the growth of microbial organisms on the operator's forearm between five common techniques of hand washing for labor epidurals. METHODS: In this single blind randomized controlled trial, all anesthesiologists performing labor epidurals in a tertiary care hospital were randomized into five study groups: hand washing with alcohol gel only up to elbows (Group A); hand washing with soap up to elbows, sterile towel to dry, followed by alcohol gel (Group B); hand washing with soap up to elbows, non-sterile towel to dry, followed by alcohol gel (Group C); hand washing with soap up to elbows, non-sterile towel to dry (Group D) or hand washing with soap up to elbows, sterile towel to dry (Group E)...
February 2017: International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340457/dermal-exposure-of-applicators-to-chlorpyrifos-on-rice-farms-in-ghana
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Albert Atabila, Dung Tri Phung, Jonathan N Hogarh, Paul Osei-Fosu, Ross Sadler, Des Connell, Cordia Chu
Studies evaluating dermal exposure to pesticides among applicators in tropical countries have largely been conducted using the patch dosimetry and hand wiping/washing techniques. This study used the more accurate whole-body dosimetry technique to evaluate dermal exposure to chlorpyrifos among applicators on rice farms in Ghana. The exposure levels were plotted as Cumulative Probability Distribution (CPD). Total Dermal Exposure (TDE) of chlorpyrifos among the median exposed and the 5% highly exposed groups during a spray event were 24 mg and 48 mg, respectively...
March 16, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336031/clinical-issues-april-2017
#14
Amber Wood
Patient involvement in hand hygiene Key words: patient engagement, hand hygiene, hand washing stations, hand hygiene promotion. Alcohol-based surgical hand rubs in the OR Key words: hand hygiene, hand rub, dispenser. Personal hand hygiene dispensers Key words: hand hygiene, hand rub, hand rub dispenser, personal dispenser. Hand soap Key words: soap, hand hygiene, hand wash, plain soap, triclosan. Disposal of water used for plaster application in scrub sinks Key words: plaster, pour, sink, scrub sink. Multiple hand hygiene indications Key words: hand hygiene, hand wash, hand rub...
April 2017: AORN Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331353/undernutrition-and-associated-factors-among-24-36-month-old-children-in-slum-areas-of-bahir-dar-city-ethiopia
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Yeshalem Mulugeta Demilew, Dagninet Derebe Abie
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to assess undernutrition and associated factors among 24-36-month-old children in the slum areas of Bahir Dar city. METHODS: A community-based cross-sectional study was conducted among 480 children from May 1 to 26, 2015. The simple random sampling technique was used to select respondents. Data were collected using a structured interviewer-administered questionnaire. Statistical Package for Social Sciences version 20 was used for analysis...
2017: International Journal of General Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327494/hand-hygiene-in-health-care-settings-the-citizens-point-of-view
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Chiara Foà, Grazia Antonella Tura, Claudia Camelli, Roberta Silingardi, Monia Malavolti, Elisabeth Kuenzer, Gabriella Carraro, Barbara De Paolis, Leopoldo Sarli
BACKGROUND AND AIM: The infection risk prevention is one of the main objectives of all health and sanitary systems, since the reduction of the healthcare associated infections is attainable goals through appropriate prevention strategies. Among these, proper hand hygiene of health care professionals and citizens (visitors/outpatients/caregivers, volunteers) is fundamental to reduce the spreading of micro organisms and prevent infections. The purpose of the study is indeed to explore the self-reported hand washing behavior of citizens who access to health facilities and the variables involved in it, using in particular the Theory of Planned Behaviour...
March 14, 2017: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316884/three-dimensional-visualisation-of-the-internal-anatomy-of-the-sparrowhawk-accipiter-nisus-forelimb-using-contrast-enhanced-micro-computed-tomography
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Fernanda Bribiesca-Contreras, William I Sellers
BACKGROUND: Gross dissection is a widespread method for studying animal anatomy, despite being highly destructive and time-consuming. X-ray computed tomography (CT) has been shown to be a non-destructive alternative for studying anatomical structures. However, in the past it has been limited to only being able to visualise mineralised tissues. In recent years, morphologists have started to use traditional X-ray contrast agents to allow the visualisation of soft tissue elements in the CT context...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296252/research-on-handwashing-techniques-of-peritoneal-dialysis-patients-from-yiwu-southeast-china
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Yuanjun Ye, Xiaohui Zhang, Yansu Liu, Hongqing Lou, Zhangfei Shou
The aim of the present study was to evaluate handwashing technique, bacteriology, and factors influencing handwashing technique of 86 stable chronic peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients from Yiwu City in Southeast China. Based on the "Hygienic standard for disinfection in the hospital", we also performed sampling for bacteriology from PD operators after they washed their hands. We compared their clinical features including the pathogenic bacteria of their previous peritonitis episodes and their handwashing evaluation results according to their bacteriologic sampling results...
April 2017: Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295422/molecular-sequence-typing-reveals-genotypic-diversity-among-escherichia-coli-isolates-recovered-from-a-cantaloupe-packinghouse-in-northwestern-mexico
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Beatriz Quiñones, Juan P Campos Sauceda, Bertram G Lee, Jaszemyn C Yambao, Cristóbal Cháidez Quiroz
The increase in the consumption of fresh produce has correlated with a rise in the number of reported foodborne illnesses. To identify potential risk factors associated with post-harvest practices, the present study employed multilocus sequence typing (MLST) for the genotypic classification of Escherichia coli isolates, recovered from three sources sampled at seven operational stages in a cantaloupe packinghouse in Northwestern Mexico. The MLST analysis results indicated that the E. coli isolates were classified into 18 different sequence types (ST), and 11 of these STs were found to be novel...
March 10, 2017: Letters in Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289115/patient-attitudes-and-participation-in-hand-co-washing-in-an-outpatient-clinic-before-and-after-a-prompt
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Gregory A Doyle, Jun Xiang, Hina Zaman, Holli Neiman-Hart, Michael Maroon, Elham Arghami, Hina Durani, Hari Salana, Venugopal Komakula, Dana E King
Despite recent national emphasis, outpatient hand washing can be less than optimal. We tested a new approach involving both patient and physician hand washing. The study consisted of 384 questionnaires, 184 from phase 1 and 200 from phase 2. Patients stated doctors washed their hands 96.6% before examining them pre-intervention and 99.5% of the time post-intervention. Patients endorsed the importance of hand washing 98.7% of the time. "Co-washing" may offer a process to increase the practice of hand washing and decrease infection risk...
March 2017: Annals of Family Medicine
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