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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166125/rural-urban-differences-in-unpaid-caregivers-of-adults
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Elizabeth Crouch, Janice Probst, Kevin Bennett
INTRODUCTION:   Rural–urban differences in the characteristics of unpaid caregivers of adults in the USA were explored. METHODS:   Using 'Caregiving in the U.S. 2015', a survey fielded by the National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP, a national examination of rural caregivers (n=1352) is presented. RESULTS:   Rural caregivers reported lower socioeconomic status than urban caregivers (measured by income, education, and employment), suggesting greater likelihood of caregiver strain...
November 2017: Rural and Remote Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165111/population-profile-and-residential-environment-of-an-urban-poor-community-in-dhaka-bangladesh
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Md Khalequzzaman, Chifa Chiang, Bilqis Amin Hoque, Sohel Reza Choudhury, Saika Nizam, Hiroshi Yatsuya, Akiko Matsuyama, Yoshihisa Hirakawa, Syed Shariful Islam, Hiroyasu Iso, Atsuko Aoyama
OBJECTIVES: A population survey was conducted in an urban shantytown in Bangladesh, as a baseline study of future epidemiological studies. This paper aims to describe the findings of the study, including the population profile and residential environment of the urban poor. METHODS: We conducted a complete count household survey in an urban poor community in Dhaka. Using a brief structured questionnaire in Bengali language, trained interviewers visited each household and asked questions such as: duration of residence; ownership of house, toilet and kitchen; water supply; number of family members; age, sex, education, occupation, tobacco use, and history of diseases of each family member...
March 14, 2017: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161485/aedes-albopictus-skuse-1894-infected-with-the-american-asian-genotype-of-dengue-type-2-virus-in-medell%C3%A3-n-suggests-its-possible-role-as-vector-of-dengue-fever-in-colombia
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Andrés Gómez-Palacio, Juan Suaza-Vasco, Sandra Castaño, Omar Triana, Sandra Uribe
INTRODUCTION: Aedes aegypti and Ae. albopictus are recognized vectors of dengue, yellow fever, chikungunya and Zika arboviruses in several countries worldwide. In Colombia, Ae. albopictus geographical distribution has increased to include highly populated cities such as Cali and Medellín. Although this species has been frequently found in urban and semi-urban zones in the country, its role as vector of the dengue fever is poorly known. OBJECTIVE: To identify the presence of Ae...
March 29, 2017: Biomédica: Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158246/self-taken-vaginal-swabs-versus-clinician-taken-for-detection-of-candida-and-bacterial-vaginosis-a-case-control-study-in-primary-care
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Pam Barnes, Rute Vieira, Jayne Harwood, Mayur Chauhan
BACKGROUND: Vaginal discharge and vulvitis are common presenting symptoms in general practice. Few studies have specifically looked at the validity of self-taken low vulvovaginal swabs (LVS) for the diagnosis of vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC) and bacterial vaginosis (BV). AIM: To assess if patient self-taken LVS are a valid alternative to clinician-taken high vaginal swabs (HVS) for the detection of VVC and BV. DESIGN AND SETTING: Case-control study with the patient acting as their own control in an urban sexual health centre in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK...
November 20, 2017: British Journal of General Practice: the Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156558/indoor-temperatures-in-low-cost-housing-in-johannesburg-south-africa
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Nisha Naicker, June Teare, Yusentha Balakrishna, Caradee Yael Wright, Angela Mathee
Ambient and indoor temperature affects thermal comfort and human health. In a changing climate with a predicted change in temperature extremes, understanding indoor temperatures, both hot and cold, of different housing types is important. This study aimed to assess the hourly, daily and monthly variation in indoor temperatures in different housing types, namely formal houses, informal houses, flats, government-built low-cost houses and old, apartheid era low-cost housing, in five impoverished urban communities in Johannesburg, South Africa...
November 18, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152220/preference-and-willingness-to-pay-for-nutritional-counseling-services-in-urban-hanoi
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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/29152069/the-transcriptional-coregulator-nab2-is-a-target-gene-for-the-wilms-tumor-gene-1-protein-wt1-in-leukemic-cells
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Helena Jernmark Nilsson, Giorgia Montano, Tove Ullmark, Andreas Lennartsson, Kristina Drott, Linnea Järvstråt, Björn Nilsson, Karina Vidovic, Urban Gullberg
The Wilms' tumor gene 1 (WT1) is recurrently mutated in acute myeloid leukemia. Mutations and high expression of WT1 associate with a poor prognosis. In mice, WT1 cooperates with the RUNX1/RUNX1T1 (AML1/ETO) fusion gene in the induction of acute leukemia, further emphasizing a role for WT1 in leukemia development. Molecular mechanisms for WT1 are, however, incompletely understood. Here, we identify the transcriptional coregulator NAB2 as a target gene of WT1. Analysis of gene expression profiles of leukemic samples revealed a positive correlation between the expression of WT1 and NAB2, as well as a non-zero partial correlation...
October 20, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151719/reducing-social-distress-for-chronic-disease-patients-in-primary-care-an-intervention-for-latino-type-2-diabetes-patients-seen-at-community-health-centers
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Nancy A Allen, Sofija Zagarins, Garry Welch
Background: Social and behavioral factors have important direct and indirect effects on chronic disease onset and progression. The U.S. health care system is beginning to focus on assessment and management of social and behavioral problems through federal mandates related to meaningful use of electronic health records and improved patient outcomes. Methods: We examined the clinical adoption of a 20-item screening tool to measure social distress focusing on type 2 diabetes...
November 2017: Diabetes Spectrum: a Publication of the American Diabetes Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145359/racial-ethnic-health-disparities-among-rural-adults-united-states-2012-2015
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Cara V James, Ramal Moonesinghe, Shondelle M Wilson-Frederick, Jeffrey E Hall, Ana Penman-Aguilar, Karen Bouye
PROBLEM/CONDITION: Rural communities often have worse health outcomes, have less access to care, and are less diverse than urban communities. Much of the research on rural health disparities examines disparities between rural and urban communities, with fewer studies on disparities within rural communities. This report provides an overview of racial/ethnic health disparities for selected indicators in rural areas of the United States. REPORTING PERIOD: 2012-2015...
November 17, 2017: MMWR. Surveillance Summaries: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Surveillance Summaries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143899/headache-in-resource-limited-settings
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REVIEW
Yohannes W Woldeamanuel
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review summarizes the unmet need of headache burden and management in resource-limited settings. It provides a general overview of the nuances and peculiarities of headache disorders in resource-limited settings. The review delivers perspectives and explanations for the emerging burden of both primary and secondary headache disorders. Important discussion on demographic and epidemiologic transition pertinent to low-resource settings is included. A critical analysis of headache disorders is made within the context of growing burden non-communicable disorders in low-resource countries...
November 16, 2017: Current Pain and Headache Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143261/river-sediment-metal-and-nutrient-variations-along-an-urban-agriculture-gradient-in-an-arid-austral-landscape-implications-for-environmental-health
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Tatenda Dalu, Ryan J Wasserman, Qihang Wu, William P Froneman, Olaf L F Weyl
The effect of metals on environmental health is well documented and monitoring these and other pollutants is considered an important part of environmental management. Developing countries are yet to fully appreciate the direct impacts of pollution on aquatic ecosystems and as such, information on pollution dynamics is scant. Here, we assessed the temporal and spatial dynamics of stream sediment metal and nutrient concentrations using contaminant indices (e.g. enrichment factors, pollution load and toxic risk indices) in an arid temperate environment over the wet and dry seasons...
November 15, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141752/differences-in-nutritional-and-health-status-in-school-children-from-the-highlands-and-lowlands-of-bolivia
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Graciela Terán, Washington Cuna, Froilán Brañez, Kristina E M Persson, Martín E Rottenberg, Susanne Nylén, Celeste Rodriguez
Children in the Bolivian Andes are exposed to endemic infections and meager nourishment, and live under poor hygienic conditions. The prevention of children malnutrition is a priority in many countries including Bolivia. In this study, the health status of schoolchildren in Taraco, a Puna district, at 4,000 meters above sea level (masl) and in Caranavi, at 650 masl in the wealthier subtropical valleys, was compared. The weight, height, and hematological and biochemical parameters in blood, parasites in stool, and clinical information in 120 children from rural Taraco and in 96 from semi-urban Caranavi, both predominantly of Aymara ethnicity, were registered...
November 6, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140873/experienced-hiv-related-stigma-in-healthcare-and-community-settings-mediated-associations-with-psychosocial-and-health-outcomes
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Emma Sophia Kay, Whitney S Rice, Kaylee B Crockett, Ghislaine C Atkins, D Scott Batey, Bulent Turan
INTRODUCTION: There are multiple dimensions of HIV-related stigma that can compromise the mental and physical health of people living with HIV (PLWH). We focused on the dimension of experienced stigma, defined as exposure to acts of discrimination, devaluation, and prejudice, and investigated its relationship with HIV health and psychosocial outcomes. METHODS: We examined associations between experienced stigma in the community and healthcare settings and psychosocial and health outcomes for PLWH (N=203) receiving care at an urban HIV clinic in the Southeastern United States...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139186/factors-associated-with-home-hazards-findings-from-the-malaysian-elders-longitudinal-research-study
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Muhammad H Romli, Maw P Tan, Lynette Mackenzie, Meryl Lovarini, Shahrul B Kamaruzzaman, Lindy Clemson
AIM: Previous studies have investigated home hazards as a risk factor for falls without considering factors associated with the presence of home hazards. The present study aimed to determine patterns of home hazards among urban community-dwelling older Malaysians, and to identify factors contributing to home hazards. METHODS: Cross-sectional data from the initial wave of the Malaysian Elders Longitudinal Research study were used. Basic demographics were obtained from the Global Questionnaire...
November 15, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139071/the-outcomes-of-an-educational-program-involving-men-as-motivators-to-encourage-women-to-be-screened-for-cervical-cancer
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Jeniffer Rwamugira, Johanna E Maree, Nokuthula Mafutha
Cervical cancer is a major health problem in South Africa. Despite having a national, population-based screening program, screening coverage is as low as 13%. Based on the role men could play in increasing cervical cancer screening and the low level of knowledge, men living in the study setting had about this health issue, we developed and pilot tested an educational program aimed at empowering men to teach their female partners and family members about cervical cancer and motivate them to be screened. The study setting was Ward 23 in Muldersdrift, a semi-urban, resource poor area situated northeast of Johannesburg...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Cancer Education: the Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138957/the-most-important-recommended-times-of-hand-washing-with-soap-and-water-in-preventing-the-occurrence-of-acute-diarrhea-among-children-under-five-years-of-age-in-slums-of-addis-ababa-ethiopia
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Metadel Adane, Bezatu Mengistie, Worku Mulat, Girmay Medhin, Helmut Kloos
Adequate hand washing with soap at five recommended times is particularly important in urban slums in developing countries, but which of the recommended times are the most important in the prevention of diarrhea among children under five years of age living in these areas remains unclear. To address this gap, a community-based cross-sectional study was undertaken in the slums of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia between September and November 2014. Data were collected using a pre-tested structured questionnaire and an observational checklist...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138190/prevalence-of-non-communicable-disease-risk-factors-among-poor-shantytown-residents-in-dhaka-bangladesh-a-community-based-cross-sectional-survey
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Md Khalequzzaman, Chifa Chiang, Sohel Reza Choudhury, Hiroshi Yatsuya, Mohammad Abdullah Al-Mamun, Abubakr Ahmed Abdullah Al-Shoaibi, Yoshihisa Hirakawa, Bilqis Amin Hoque, Syed Shariful Islam, Akiko Matsuyama, Hiroyasu Iso, Atsuko Aoyama
OBJECTIVES: This study aims to describe the prevalence of non-communicable disease (NCD) risk factors among the urban poor in Bangladesh. DESIGN: We conducted a community-based cross-sectional epidemiological study. SETTING: The study was conducted in a shantytown in the city of Dhaka. There were 8604 households with 34 170 residents in the community. Those households were categorised into two wealth strata based on the housing structure...
November 14, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137645/distribution-of-essential-medicines-to-primary-care-institutions-in-hubei-of-china-effects-of-centralized-procurement-arrangements
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Lianping Yang, Cunrui Huang, Chaojie Liu
BACKGROUND: Poor distribution of essential medicines to primary care institutions has attracted criticism since China adopted provincial centralized regional tendering and procurement systems. This study evaluated the impact of new procurement arrangements that limit the number of distributors at the county level in Hubei province, China. METHODS: Procurement ordering and distribution data were collected from four counties that pioneered a new distribution arrangement (commencing September 2012) compared with six counties that continued the existing arrangement over the period from August 2011 to September 2013...
November 14, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135949/prevalence-of-mental-health-problems-and-associated-risk-factors-among-rural-to-urban-migrant-children-in-guangzhou-china
#19
Jun Wang, Ke Liu, Jing Zheng, Jiali Liu, Liming You
Rural-to-urban migration, which has achieved a huge scale during China's economic reform, is a potential risk factor for the mental health of migrant children. To test this hypothesis, this study assessed the mental health status of rural-to-urban migrant children. Guided by Andersen's behavioral model, the study explored the risk factors associated with mental health. The study recruited 1182 fifth/sixth-grade children from four private and four public primary schools in Guangzhou in 2014 in a descriptive cross-sectional design...
November 14, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135904/patient-factors-associated-with-the-decision-to-transfer-adult-patients-from-a-pediatric-emergency-department-for-definitive-care
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Aaron E Kornblith, Ashley A Foster, Christine S Cho, Ralph C Wang, David M Jaffe
OBJECTIVE: Adults presenting to pediatric emergency departments are transferred to general emergency departments in proportions between 20% and 60%. How illness severity is related to the decision to transfer is poorly understood. We compared the proportion of adults with emergent and nonemergent conditions with respect to their final disposition. We also determined characteristics associated with transfer. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of the electronic medical record and identified all patients 25 years and older presenting to a large urban freestanding pediatric emergency department from 2008 to 2013...
November 14, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
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