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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718941/child-understandings-of-the-causation-of-childhood-burn-injuries-child-activity-parental-domestic-demands-and-impoverished-settings
#1
N Titi, A van Niekerk, R Ahmed
BACKGROUND: Burns are a global public health problem. In South Africa, the rate of paediatric burn deaths is 5 times higher than other upper middle-income countries, with concentrations in impoverished settings. Globally, the majority of research focuses on expert and caregiver descriptions of burn occurrence, causation, and prevention, with limited consideration of children's perspectives. This study investigated children's understanding of the causation and prevention of childhood burns...
July 18, 2017: Child: Care, Health and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717999/macro-and-microclimate-conditions-may-alter-grapevine-deacclimation-variation-in-thermal-amplitude-in-two-contrasting-wine-regions-from-north-and-south-america
#2
Francisco Gonzalez Antivilo, Rosalía Cristina Paz, Markus Keller, Roberto Borgo, Jorge Tognetti, Fidel Roig Juñent
Low temperature is a limiting factor that affects vineyard distribution globally. The level of cold hardiness acquired during the dormant season by Vitis sp. is crucial for winter survival. Most research published on this topic has been generated beyond 40° N latitude, where daily mean temperatures may attain injurious levels during the dormant season resulting in significant damage to vines and buds. Symptoms of cold injury have been identified in Mendoza (32-35° S latitude), a Southern Hemisphere wine region characterized by a high thermal amplitude, and warm winds during the dormant season...
July 17, 2017: International Journal of Biometeorology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717138/airborne-bacterial-communities-in-three-east-asian-cities-of-china-south-korea-and-japan
#3
Jae Young Lee, Eun Ha Park, Sunghee Lee, GwangPyo Ko, Yasushi Honda, Masahiro Hashizume, Furong Deng, Seung-Muk Yi, Ho Kim
The global diversity of airborne bacteria has not yet been studied, despite its importance in human health and climate change. Here, we focused on the diversity of airborne bacteria and their correlations with meteorological/environmental conditions in China, South Korea, and Japan. Beijing (China) had more diverse airborne bacteria, followed by Seoul (South Korea) and Nagasaki (Japan), and seasonal variations were observed. Beijing and Seoul had more diverse airborne bacteria during the winter, whereas Nagasaki showed greater diversity during the summer...
July 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716002/epidemiological-and-clinical-profile-of-paediatric-malaria-a-cross-sectional-study-performed-on-febrile-children-in-five-epidemiological-strata-of-malaria-in-cameroon
#4
Tebit Emmanuel Kwenti, Tayong Dizzle Bita Kwenti, Andreas Latz, Longdoh Anna Njunda, Theresa Nkuo-Akenji
BACKGROUND: In the wake of a decline in global malaria, it is imperative to describe the epidemiology of malaria in a country to inform control policies. The purpose of this study was to describe the epidemiological and clinical profile of paediatric malaria in five epidemiological strata of malaria in Cameroon including: the Sudano-sahelian (SS) strata, the High inland plateau (HIP) strata, the South Cameroonian Equatorial forest (SCEF) strata, the High western plateau (HWP) strata, and the Coastal (C) strata...
July 17, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715676/modelling-the-impacts-of-altered-management-practices-land-use-and-climate-changes-on-the-water-quality-of-the-millbrook-catchment-reservoir-system-in-south-australia
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Hong Hanh Nguyen, Friedrich Recknagel, Wayne Meyer, Jacqueline Frizenschaf, Manoj Kumar Shrestha
Sustainable management of drinking water reservoirs requires taking into account the potential effects of their catchments' development. This study is an attempt to estimate the daily patterns of nutrients transport in the catchment - reservoir systems through the application of the ensemble of complementary models SWAT-SALMO. SWAT quantifies flow, nitrate and phosphate loadings originating in catchments before entering downstream reservoirs meanwhile SALMO determines phosphate, nitrate, and chlorophyll-a concentrations within the reservoirs...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710999/recent-changes-in-county-level-corn-yield-variability-in-the-united-states-from-observations-and-crop-models
#6
Guoyong Leng
The United States is responsible for 35% and 60% of global corn supply and exports. Enhanced supply stability through a reduction in the year-to-year variability of US corn yield would greatly benefit global food security. Important in this regard is to understand how corn yield variability has evolved geographically in the history and how it relates to climatic and non-climatic factors. Results showed that year-to-year variation of US corn yield has decreased significantly during 1980-2010, mainly in Midwest Corn Belt, Nebraska and western arid regions...
July 11, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710501/polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons-pahs-and-hopanes-in-plastic-resin-pellets-as-markers-of-oil-pollution-via-international-pellet-watch-monitoring
#7
Bee Geok Yeo, Hideshige Takada, Junki Hosoda, Atsuko Kondo, Rei Yamashita, Mahua Saha, Thomas Maes
Oil pollution in the marine environment is an unavoidable problem due to chronic input from local sources, particularly in urban areas and oil spills. Oil pollution not only causes immediate physical damages to surrounding wildlife but also some components, including higher molecular weight PAHs, can persist in the environment for many years and pose insidious threats to the ecosystem. Long-term and nontargeted monitoring of oil pollution is important. This paper examines the ability of International Pellet Watch (IPW) for initial identification and monitoring of oil pollution by analysing PAHs and hopanes in plastic pellet samples collected globally by volunteers...
July 14, 2017: Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708953/trends-of-influenza-b-during-the-2010-2016-seasons-in-two-regions-of-north-and-south-italy-the-impact-of-the-vaccine-mismatch-on-influenza-immunisation-strategy
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Andrea Orsi, Giuseppina Maria Elena Colomba, Fanny Pojero, Giuseppe Calamusa, Cristiano Alicino, Cecilia Trucchi, Paola Canepa, Filippo Ansaldi, Francesco Vitale, Fabio Tramuto
Influenza A and B viruses are responsible for respiratory infections, representing globally seasonal threats to human health. The two viral types often co-circulate and influenza B plays an important role in the spread of infection. A 6-year retrospective surveillance study was conducted between 2010 and 2016 in two large administrative regions of Italy, located in the north (Liguria) and in the south (Sicily) of the country, in order to describe the burden and epidemiology of both B/Victoria and B/Yamagata lineages in different healthcare settings...
July 14, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708095/predictors-of-daily-mobility-of-adults-in-peri-urban-south-india
#9
Margaux Sanchez, Albert Ambros, Maëlle Salmon, Santhi Bhogadi, Robin T Wilson, Sanjay Kinra, Julian D Marshall, Cathryn Tonne
Daily mobility, an important aspect of environmental exposures and health behavior, has mainly been investigated in high-income countries. We aimed to identify the main dimensions of mobility and investigate their individual, contextual, and external predictors among men and women living in a peri-urban area of South India. We used 192 global positioning system (GPS)-recorded mobility tracks from 47 participants (24 women, 23 men) from the Cardiovascular Health effects of Air pollution in Telangana, India (CHAI) project (mean: 4...
July 14, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706228/analysing-the-natural-population-growth-of-a-large-marine-mammal-after-a-depletive-harvest
#10
M A Romero, M F Grandi, M Koen-Alonso, G Svendsen, M Ocampo Reinaldo, N A García, S L Dans, R González, E A Crespo
An understanding of the underlying processes and comprehensive history of population growth after a harvest-driven depletion is necessary when assessing the long-term effectiveness of management and conservation strategies. The South American sea lion (SASL), Otaria flavescens, is the most conspicuous marine mammal along the South American coasts, where it has been heavily exploited. As a consequence of this exploitation, many of its populations were decimated during the early 20th century but currently show a clear recovery...
July 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705673/global-acquisition-of-genetic-materials-from-different-bacteria-into-the-staphylococcal-cassette-chromosome-elements-of-a-staphylococcus-epidermidis
#11
Huping Xue, Zhaowei Wu, Dandan Qiao, Chao Tong, Xin Zhao
Staphylococcus epidermidis has been suggested as a main reservoir of methicillin-resistant and virulence genes to facilitate evolution of Staphylococcus aureus as a successful pathogen. However, it remains a mystery where and how S. epidermidis obtains numerous genes to serve as the reservoir. A methicillin-resistant S. epidermidis isolate NW32 from a mastitic milk sample was sequenced and its staphylococcal cassette chromosome (SCC) elements were characterized in this study. The SCC composite island covered 3...
July 10, 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703086/ultra-processed-foods-and-the-limits-of-product-reformulation
#12
Gyorgy Scrinis, Carlos Augusto Monteiro
The nutritional reformulation of processed food and beverage products has been promoted as an important means of addressing the nutritional imbalances in contemporary dietary patterns. The focus of most reformulation policies is the reduction in quantities of nutrients-to-limit - Na, free sugars, SFA, trans-fatty acids and total energy. The present commentary examines the limitations of what we refer to as 'nutrients-to-limit reformulation' policies and practices, particularly when applied to ultra-processed foods and drink products...
July 13, 2017: Public Health Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700721/niche-shifts-and-the-potential-distribution-of-phenacoccus-solenopsis-hemiptera-pseudococcidae-under-climate-change
#13
Jiufeng Wei, Hufang Zhang, Wanqing Zhao, Qing Zhao
The cotton mealybug, Phenacoccus solenopsis Tinsley (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae), is a serious invasive species that significantly damages plants of approximately 60 families around the world. It is originally from North America and has also been introduced to other continents. Our goals were to create a current and future potential global distribution map for this pest under climate change with MaxEnt software. We tested the hypothesis of niche conservatism for P. solenopsis by comparing its native niche in North America to its invasive niches on other continents using Principal components analyses (PCA) in R...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698111/phylogeny-and-biogeography-of-maclura-moraceae-and-the-origin-of-an-anachronistic-fruit
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Elliot M Gardner, Paya Sarraf, Evelyn W Williams, Nyree J C Zerega
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Maclura (ca. 12 spp., Moraceae) is a widespread genus of trees and woody climbers found on five continents. Maclura pomifera, the Osage orange, is considered a classic example of an anachronistic fruit. Native to the central USA, the grapefruit-sized Osage oranges are unpalatable and have no known extant native dispersers, leading to speculation that the fruits were adapted to extinct megafauna. Our aim was to reconstruct the phylogeny, estimate divergence dates, and infer ancestral ranges of Maclura in order to test the monophyly of subgeneric classifications and to understand evolution and dispersal patterns in this globally distributed group...
July 8, 2017: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697620/is-it-just-religious-practice-exploring-patients-reasons-for-choosing-a-faith-based-primary-health-clinic-over-their-local-public-sector-primary-health-clinic
#15
James D Porter, Graham Bresick
BACKGROUND: Person-centred, re-engineered primary health care (PHC) is a national and global priority. Faith-based health care is a significant provider of PHC in sub-Saharan Africa, but there is limited published data on the reasons for patient choice of faith-based health care, particularly in South Africa. AIM: The primary objective was to determine and explore the reasons for patient choice of a faith-based primary care clinic over their local public sector primary care clinic, and secondarily to determine to what extent these reasons were influenced by demography...
June 29, 2017: African Journal of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694738/-can-you-keep-it-real-practical-and-culturally-tailored-lifestyle-recommendations-by-mexican-american-women-diagnosed-with-type-2-diabetes-a-qualitative-study
#16
Sandra Benavides-Vaello, Sharon A Brown, Roxanne Vandermause
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this article is to engage clinicians in a dialogue about ideas on how to provide more specific, contextually relevant, practical and culturally tailored diabetes self-management recommendations as suggested by Mexican-American women diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Current diabetes self-management recommendations, targeting Mexican Americans in particular, remain largely broad ("reduce your calorie intake" or "cut back on carbs"), overly ambitious ("stop eating tortillas"), and relatively ineffective (Svedbo Engström et al...
2017: BMC Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694240/feasibility-of-establishing-hiv-case-based-surveillance-to-measure-progress-along-the-health-sector-cascade-situational-assessments-in-tanzania-south-africa-and-kenya
#17
Richelle Harklerode, Sandra Schwarcz, James Hargreaves, Andrew Boulle, Jim Todd, Serge Xueref, Brian Rice
BACKGROUND: To track the HIV epidemic and responses to it, the World Health Organization recommends 10 global indicators to collect information along the HIV care cascade. Patient diagnosis and medical record data, harnessed through case-based surveillance (CBS), can be used to measure 8 of these. While many high burden countries have well-established systems for monitoring patients on HIV treatment, few have formally adopted CBS. OBJECTIVE: In response to the need for improved strategic HIV information and to facilitate the development of CBS in resource-limited countries, we aimed to conduct situational assessments of existing data collection systems in Tanzania, South Africa, and Kenya...
July 10, 2017: JMIR Public Health and Surveillance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693607/dynamics-of-plasmodium-vivax-sporogony-in-wild-anopheles-stephensi-in-a-malaria-endemic-region-of-western-india
#18
Praveen Balabaskaran Nina, Ajeet Kumar Mohanty, Shuvankar Ballav, Smita Vernekar, Sushma Bhinge, Maria D'souza, Jayashree Walke, Suresh Kumar Manoharan, Anjali Mascarenhas, Edwin Gomes, Laura Chery, Neena Valecha, Ashwani Kumar, Pradipsinh K Rathod
BACKGROUND: In global efforts to track mosquito infectivity and parasite elimination, controlled mosquito-feeding experiments can help in understanding the dynamics of parasite development in vectors. Anopheles stephensi is often accepted as the major urban malaria vector that transmits Plasmodium in Goa and elsewhere in South Asia. However, much needs to be learned about the interactions of Plasmodium vivax with An. stephensi. As a component of the US NIH International Center of Excellence for Malaria Research (ICEMR) for Malaria Evolution in South Asia (MESA), a series of membrane-feeding experiments with wild An...
July 11, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693601/effects-of-the-plate-model-as-part-of-dietary-intervention-on-modification-of-selected-cardiometabolic-risk-factors-in-post-myocardial-infarction-patients-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#19
Ranil Jayawardena, Pasindu Fernando, Niroshan Lokunarangoda, Anidu Keerthi Pathirana
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide, and there is a rising global burden. The effects of diet on cardiometabolic risk factors have been studied extensively. Healthy eating as a cost-effective approach to risk reduction in post-myocardial infarction patients is proven to be beneficial, and the "plate model" is one of the practical methods to achieve this objective. METHODS/DESIGN: The study will be conducted as a randomized, single-blind, controlled clinical trial for a period of 3 months...
July 10, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691098/high-particulate-iron-ii-content-in-glacially-sourced-dusts-enhances-productivity-of-a-model-diatom
#20
Elizabeth M Shoenfelt, Jing Sun, Gisela Winckler, Michael R Kaplan, Alejandra L Borunda, Kayla R Farrell, Patricio I Moreno, Diego M Gaiero, Cristina Recasens, Raymond N Sambrotto, Benjamin C Bostick
Little is known about the bioavailability of iron (Fe) in natural dusts and the impact of dust mineralogy on Fe utilization by photosynthetic organisms. Variation in the supply of bioavailable Fe to the ocean has the potential to influence the global carbon cycle by modulating primary production in the Southern Ocean. Much of the dust deposited across the Southern Ocean is sourced from South America, particularly Patagonia, where the waxing and waning of past and present glaciers generate fresh glaciogenic material that contrasts with aged and chemically weathered nonglaciogenic sediments...
June 2017: Science Advances
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