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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155668/responding-to-communicable-diseases-in-internationally-mobile-populations-at-points-of-entry-and-along-porous-borders-nigeria-benin-and-togo
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Rebecca D Merrill, Kimberly Rogers, Sarah Ward, Olubumni Ojo, Clement Glele Kakaī, Tamekloe Tsidi Agbeko, Hassan Garba, Amanda MacGurn, Marydale Oppert, Idrissa Kone, Olutola Bamsa, Dana Schneider, Clive Brown
Recent multinational disease outbreaks demonstrate the risk of disease spreading globally before public health systems can respond to an event. To ensure global health security, countries need robust multisectoral systems to rapidly detect and respond to domestic or imported communicable diseases. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention International Border Team works with the governments of Nigeria, Togo, and Benin, along with Pro-Health International and the Abidjan-Lagos Corridor Organization, to build sustainable International Health Regulations capacities at points of entry (POEs) and along border regions...
December 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155660/real-time-surveillance-in-emergencies-using-the-early-warning-alert-and-response-network
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Kristina M Cordes, Susan T Cookson, Andrew T Boyd, Colleen Hardy, Mamunur Rahman Malik, Peter Mala, Khalid El Tahir, Marthe Everard, Mohamad Jasiem, Farah Husain
Humanitarian emergencies often result in population displacement and increase the risk for transmission of communicable diseases. To address the increased risk for outbreaks during humanitarian emergencies, the World Health Organization developed the Early Warning Alert and Response Network (EWARN) for early detection of epidemic-prone diseases. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has worked with the World Health Organization, ministries of health, and other partners to support EWARN through the implementation and evaluation of these systems and the development of standardized guidance...
November 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155659/us-federal-travel-restrictions-for-persons-with-higher-risk-exposures-to-communicable-diseases-of-public-health-concern
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Laura A Vonnahme, M Robynne Jungerman, Reena K Gulati, Petra Illig, Francisco Alvarado-Ramy
Published guidance recommends controlled movement for persons with higher-risk exposures (HREs) to communicable diseases of public health concern; US federal public health travel restrictions (PHTRs) might be implemented to enforce these measures. We describe persons eligible for and placed on PHTRs because of HREs during 2014-2016. There were 160 persons placed on PHTRs: 142 (89%) involved exposure to Ebola virus, 16 (10%) to Lassa fever virus, and 2 (1%) to Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus. Most (90%) HREs were related to an epidemic...
December 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155658/building-global-epidemiology-and-response-capacity-with-field-epidemiology-training-programs
#4
Donna S Jones, Richard C Dicker, Robert E Fontaine, Amy L Boore, Jared O Omolo, Rana J Ashgar, Henry C Baggett
More than ever, competent field epidemiologists are needed worldwide. As known, new, and resurgent communicable diseases increase their global impact, the International Health Regulations and the Global Health Security Agenda call for sufficient field epidemiologic capacity in every country to rapidly detect, respond to, and contain public health emergencies, thereby ensuring global health security. To build this capacity, for >35 years the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has worked with countries around the globe to develop Field Epidemiology Training Programs (FETPs)...
December 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155655/synergies-between-communicable-and-noncommunicable-disease-programs-to-enhance-global-health-security
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Deliana Kostova, Muhammad J Husain, David Sugerman, Yuling Hong, Mona Saraiya, Jennifer Keltz, Samira Asma
Noncommunicable diseases are the leading cause of death and disability worldwide. Initiatives that advance the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases support the goals of global health security in several ways. First, in addressing health needs that typically require long-term care, these programs can strengthen health delivery and health monitoring systems, which can serve as necessary platforms for emergency preparedness in low-resource environments. Second, by improving population health, the programs might help to reduce susceptibility to infectious outbreaks...
December 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155288/investigation-of-the-practices-legislation-supply-chain-and-regulation-of-opioids-for-clinical-pain-management-in-southern-africa-a-multi-sectoral-cross-national-mixed-methods-study
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Eve Namisango, Matthew J Allsop, Richard A Powell, Stefan J Friedrichsdorf, Emmanuel Bk Luyirika, Fatia Kiyange, Edward Mukooza, Chris Ntege, Eunice Garanganga, Mavis Ntombifuthi Ginindza-Mdluli, Faith Mwangi-Powell, Lidia Justino Mondlane, Richard Harding
CONTEXT: Sub-Saharan Africa faces an increasing incidence and prevalence of life-limiting and life-threatening conditions. These conditions are associated with a significant burden of pain linked to high morbidity and disability that is poorly assessed and undertreated. Barriers to effective pain management partly relate to lack of access to opioid analgesia and challenges in their administration. OBJECTIVES: To identify country-specific and broader regional barriers to access, as well as the administration of opioids, and generate recommendations for advancing pain management in Southern Africa...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155099/novel-therapies-for-alopecia-areata-the-era-of-rational-drug-development
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Etienne C E Wang, Zhenpeng Dai, Angela M Christiano
The treatments for Alopecia Areata (AA) have evolved over the decades from broad and non-specific therapies, to those that are now more targeted and rationally selected. This was achieved by close co-operation and communication between clinicians and basic scientists, which resulted in the elucidation and understanding of the unique pathophysiology of AA. In this review, we discuss this evolution, and how novel therapies for AA has changed over the decades, what we have in our current arsenal of drugs for this potentially devastating disease, and what the future holds...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154738/validation-of-a-pedometer-algorithm-as-a-tool-for-evaluation-of-locomotor-behaviour-in-dairy-mediterranean-buffalo
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Luigi D'Andrea, Jacopo Guccione, Maher Alsaaod, Ramona Deiss, Antonio Di Loria, Adrian Steiner, Paolo Ciaramella
This research communication validates an algorithm to monitor natural occurrence of locomotor behaviours in dairy Mediterranean buffalo based on the output of a 3-dimensional accelerometer (RumiWatch®, pedometer). Several characteristics of the locomotor behaviour were detected with a very high (up-right, lying and standing time) or high degree of correlation (walking time and number of strides) and a low mean difference with the video recording. The proportion of correctly detected events exceeded 99 % for the following variables: stand up and lie down events, as well as number of lying, standing or walking bouts...
November 2017: Journal of Dairy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154724/understanding-how-a-palliative-specific-patient-reported-outcome-intervention-works-to-facilitate-patient-centred-care-in-advanced-heart-failure-a-qualitative-study
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Pauline M Kane, Clare I Ellis-Smith, Barbara A Daveson, Karen Ryan, Niall G Mahon, Brendan McAdam, Regina McQuillan, Cecelia Tracey, Christine Howley, Geraldine O'Gara, Caroline Raleigh, Irene J Higginson, Fliss Em Murtagh, Jonathan Koffman
BACKGROUND: Palliative care needs of patients with chronic heart failure are poorly recognised. Policy makers advise a patient-centred approach to holistically assess patients' needs and care goals. Patient-reported outcome measures are proposed to facilitate patient-centred care. AIM: To explore whether and how a palliative care-specific patient-reported outcome intervention involving the Integrated Palliative care Outcome Scale influences patients' experience of patient-centred care in nurse-led chronic heart failure disease management clinics...
November 1, 2017: Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154528/building-the-future-of-environmental-public-health-tracking-proceedings-and-recommendations-of-an-expert-panel-workshop
#10
Mary A Fox, Sheriza Baksh, Juleen Lam, Beth Resnick
Since 2002, the national Environmental Health Tracking Program of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has provided vital support to state environmental public health efforts while simultaneously building a nationwide network of state, local, and academic partners to improve our nation’s capacity to understand and respond to environmental threats to public health. As part of program review and strategic planning, national thought leaders in environmental public health were convened to assess progress, identify gaps and challenges, and provide recommendations for enhancing the utility and impact of the Tracking Program...
June 2017: Journal of Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154182/impact-of-ill-health-on-household-consumption-in-sri-lanka-evidence-from-household-survey-data
#11
Ajantha Sisira Kumara, Ramanie Samaratunge
With significant increases in chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in recent years, Sri Lanka has witnessed a growing trend of increased out-of-pocket payments for healthcare, imposing a severe burden on household budgets. This is exacerbated by limited government health funding and inadequate financial security from formal social security. We examine the association of NCD-prevalence and healthcare utilization with household consumption, using the most recent Sri Lanka Household Income and Expenditure Survey 2012/2013...
November 11, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153758/will-use-of-patient-portals-help-to-educate-and-communicate-with-patients-with-diabetes
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Sara L Jackson, Catherine M DesRoches, Dominick L Frosch, Sue Peacock, Natalia V Oster, Joann G Elmore
OBJECTIVE: Chronic disease management can require daily attention, and increased levels of patient activation and engagement. We examined whether patients with diabetes perceive a greater benefit to having electronic access to their doctors' clinic notes compared to patients without diabetes. We hypothesized that easy electronic access to these notes may help patients with self-care by improving education and communication. METHODS: Survey of patients with and without diabetes in Massachusetts and Pennsylvania about perceptions of potential benefits and risks of reading their visit notes via an electronic patient information portal...
November 8, 2017: Patient Education and Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153461/population-based-borrelia-burgdorferi-sensu-lato-seroprevalence-and-associated-risk-factors-in-finland
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Janko van Beek, Eeva Sajanti, Otto Helve, Jukka Ollgren, Mikko J Virtanen, Harri Rissanen, Outi Lyytikäinen, Jukka Hytönen, Jussi Sane
Lyme borreliosis (LB) is caused by Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato (Bb-sl) and is the most common vector-borne disease in Europe. The objectives of this study were to determine the Bb-sl seroprevalence among the general Finnish adult population and to identify risk factors associated with Bb-sl-seropositive status. Two thousand sera from a nationwide health survey from 2011 were tested by whole-cell sonicate IgG ELISA, C6 peptide ELISA, and recomBead IgG 2.0 and test results were linked to a general health questionnaire...
November 11, 2017: Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153260/diagnostic-criteria-for-patulous-eustachian-tube-a-proposal-by-the-japan-otological-society
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Toshimitsu Kobayashi, Masahiro Morita, Satoshi Yoshioka, Kunihiro Mizuta, Shigeto Ohta, Toshiaki Kikuchi, Tatsuya Hayashi, Akihiro Kaneko, Nobumasa Yamaguchi, Sho Hashimoto, Hiromi Kojima, Shingo Murakami, Haruo Takahashi
Patulous Eustachian Tube (PET) is of increasing importance in otology. However, despite the abundance of diseases requiring a differential diagnosis from PET, such as superior semicircular canal dehiscence syndrome, perilymphatic fistula, acute low-tone sensorineural hearing loss, etc., there are currently no established diagnostic criteria for PET. In view of these circumstances, the Japan Otological Society (JOS) Eustachian Tube Committee proposed the diagnostic criteria for Patulous Eustachian Tube in 2012, in order to promote clinical research on PET...
November 15, 2017: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152999/what-kind-of-information-and-communication-technologies-do-patients-with-copd-prefer-to-use-a-cross-sectional-study-in-latin-america
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Ivan Cherrez Ojeda, J C Calderon, O López Jove, A Guerreros, Karin J Plaza, Jose A Cano, E Vanegas, M Felix, V Mata, E Calero, A Cherrez, D Simancas-Racines
The aim of the present study was to assess the frequency of uses and preferences of information and communication technologies (ICTs) among Latin American chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients. We conducted an anonymous cross-sectional survey study on Latin American COPD patients. The adapted version of the Michigan questionnaire was employed in eligible outpatients in different cities of Latin America. We categorized age and educational levels into three groups. The time passed since COPD diagnosis was categorized as ≤5 years and >5 years...
January 1, 2017: Chronic Respiratory Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152577/pseudomonas-aeruginosa-contact-dependent-growth-inhibition-plays-dual-role-in-host-pathogen-interactions
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Jeffrey A Melvin, Jordan R Gaston, Shawn N Phillips, Michael J Springer, Christopher W Marshall, Robert M Q Shanks, Jennifer M Bomberger
Microorganisms exist in a diverse ecosystem and have evolved many different mechanisms for sensing and influencing the polymicrobial environment around them, utilizing both diffusible and contact-dependent signals. Contact-dependent growth inhibition (CDI) is one such communication system employed by Gram-negative bacteria. In addition to CDI mediation of growth inhibition, recent studies have demonstrated CDI-mediated control of communal behaviors such as biofilm formation. We postulated that CDI may therefore play an active role in host-pathogen interactions, allowing invading strains to establish themselves at polymicrobial mucosal interfaces through competitive interactions while simultaneously facilitating pathogenic capabilities via CDI-mediated signaling...
November 2017: MSphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152261/copd-management-as-a-model-for-all-chronic-respiratory-conditions-report-of-the-4-th-consensus-conference-in-respiratory-medicine
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Stefano Nardini, Fernando De Benedetto, Claudio M Sanguinetti, Salvatore Bellofiore, Stefano Carlone, Salvatore Privitera, Luciano Sagliocca, Emmanuele Tupputi, Claudio Baccarani, Gennaro Caiffa, Maria Consiglia Calabrese, Antonio Capuozzo, Salvatore Cauchi, Valentina Conio, Giuseppe Coratella, Franco Crismancich, Roberto W Dal Negro, Franco Dellarole, Maurizio Delucchi, Carlo Favaretti, Silvia Forte, Franca Matilde Gallo, Riccardo Giuliano, Marco Grandi, Antonino Grillo, Maria Rosaria Gualano, Enrico Guffanti, Salvatore Locicero, Francesco Paolo Lombardo, Marco Mantero, Roberto Marasso, Laura Martino, Michele Mastroberardino, Carlo Mereu, Roberto Messina, Margherita Neri, Bruno Franco Novelletto, Paolo Parente, Sergio Pasquinucci, Massimo Pistolesi, Mario Polverino, Agnese Posca, Luca Richeldi, Fernando Roccia, Ettore Saffi Giustini, Michelangelo Salemi, Salvatore Santacroce, Mario Schisano, Matteo Schisano, Eleonora Selvi, Andrea Silenzi, Patrizio Soverina, Claudio Taranto, Marta Ugolini, Piero Visaggi, Alessandro Zanasi
Background: Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) kill 40 million people each year. The management of chronic respiratory NCDs such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is particularly critical in Italy, where they are widespread and represent a heavy burden on healthcare resources. It is thus important to redefine the role and responsibility of respiratory specialists and their scientific societies, together with that of the whole healthcare system, in order to create a sustainable management of COPD, which could become a model for other chronic respiratory conditions...
2017: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152220/preference-and-willingness-to-pay-for-nutritional-counseling-services-in-urban-hanoi
#18
Hai Viet Nguyen, Ngoc Bao Trinh, Huong Thi Le, Cuong Tat Nguyen, Hue Thi Mai, Tho Dinh Tran, Huong Thi Le, Bach Xuan Tran, Thuc Thi Minh Vu
Background: Despite substantial achievement in reducing malnutrition rates in Vietnam, there has been an increasing rate of overweight individuals in urban areas, which may result in a high burden of non-communicable diseases. Nutritional counseling clinics have been introduced in several settings; however, little is known about the preference for this service among urban clients. This study aimed to assess the preference and willingness to pay (WTP) for nutritional counseling services among urban clients.  Methods: We interviewed 429 clients who attended Hanoi Medical University Nutritional Counseling Clinic (Hanoi, Vietnam)...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151558/-a-comparison-of-hospice-care-research-topics-between-korea-and-other-countries-using-text-network-analysis
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Eun Jun Park, Youngji Kim, Chan Sook Park
PURPOSE: This study aimed to identify and compare hospice care research topics between Korean and international nursing studies using text network analysis. METHODS: The study was conducted in four steps: 1) collecting abstracts of relevant journal articles, 2) extracting and cleaning keywords (semantic morphemes) from the abstracts, 3) developing co-occurrence matrices and text-networks of keywords, and 4) analyzing network-related measures including degree centrality, closeness centrality, betweenness centrality, and clustering using the NetMiner program...
October 2017: Journal of Korean Academy of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151493/surgical-treatment-of-coronary-to-pulmonary-artery-fistulas-in-adults
#20
Yangsin Lee, Yoshihiro Naruse, Keita Tanaka
Coronary to pulmonary artery fistulas (CPAFs) are abnormal communications between the coronary and pulmonary arteries. They are an uncommon congenital heart disease and usually remain asymptomatic until later in life. However, there is no consensus on their management. We present four adult patients who required surgery for coronary to pulmonary artery fistulas to illuminate this issue. The clinical presentations were variable depending on the anatomical features of coronary to pulmonary artery fistulas and the presence or absence of other cardiac diseases...
November 17, 2017: International Heart Journal
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