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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917962/human-and-animal-health-surveys-among-pastoralists
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E Schelling, H Greter, H Kessely, M F Abakar, B N Ngandolo, L Crump, B Bold, J Kasymbekov, Z Baljinnyam, G Fokou, J Zinsstag, B Bonfoh, J Hattendorf, M Béchir
Valid human and livestock health surveys, including longitudinal follow-up, are feasible among mobile pastoralists and provide fundamental information to agencies for interventions that are responsive to realities and effective in addressing the needs of pastoralists. However, pastoralists are often excluded from studies, surveillance systems and health programmes. The occurrence of preventable and treatable diseases such as perinatal tetanus, measles and tuberculosis are indicative of limited access to health providers and information...
November 2016: Revue Scientifique et Technique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917961/trends-in-health-surveillance-and-joint-service-delivery-for-pastoralists-in-west-and-central-africa
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M F Abakar, E Schelling, M Béchir, B N Ngandolo, K Pfister, I O Alfaroukh, H M Hassane, J Zinsstag
In most sub-Saharan African countries, pastoralism represents an important economic resource and contributes significantly to national growth; however, challenges remain, particularly in providing social services to pastoralists (especially health and education) and in avoiding conflict with local sedentary communities and local authorities. All of this takes place while pastoralists try to maintain their mobile lifestyle within a rapidly changing ecosystem. Transdisciplinary approaches, such as 'One Health', which covers both human and animal health, have proven effective in delivering services and reaching mobile pastoralists in remote areas...
November 2016: Revue Scientifique et Technique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914853/monitoring-the-fitness-of-antiviral-resistant-influenza-strains-during-an-epidemic-a-mathematical-modelling-study
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Kathy Leung, Marc Lipsitch, Kwok Yung Yuen, Joseph T Wu
BACKGROUND: Antivirals (eg, oseltamivir) are important for mitigating influenza epidemics. In 2007, an oseltamivir-resistant influenza seasonal A H1N1 strain emerged and spread to global fixation within 1 year. This event showed that antiviral-resistant (AVR) strains can be intrinsically more transmissible than their contemporaneous antiviral-sensitive (AVS) counterpart. Surveillance of AVR fitness is therefore essential. Our objective was to develop a simple method for estimating AVR fitness from surveillance data...
November 30, 2016: Lancet Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908926/the-evolution-of-the-ribosomal-protein-mdm2-p53-pathway
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Chad Deisenroth, Derek A Franklin, Yanping Zhang
The progression of our understanding of ribosomal proteins as static building blocks of the ribosome to highly integrated sensors of p53 surveillance and function has achieved a tremendous rate of growth over the past several decades. As the workhorse of the cell, ribosomes are responsible for translating the genetic code into the functional units that drive cell growth and proliferation. The seminal identification of ribosomal protein binding to MDM2, the negative regulator of p53, has evolved into a paradigm for ribosomal protein-MDM2-p53 signaling that extends into processes as diverse as energy metabolism to proliferation...
December 1, 2016: Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899191/genetic-predisposition-to-endocrine-tumors-diagnosis-surveillance-and-challenges-in-care
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REVIEW
Elisabeth Joye Petr, Tobias Else
Endocrine tumor syndromes, eg, multiple endocrine neoplasia types 1 and 2, were among the first recognized hereditary predisposition syndromes to tumor development. Over time, the number of endocrine tumor syndromes has significantly expanded, eg, with the recent inclusion of hereditary paraganglioma syndromes. Associations of non-endocrine tumors with hereditary endocrine tumor syndromes and endocrine tumors with non-classical endocrine tumor syndromes have emerged. These findings have certainly expanded the scope of care, necessitating a multidisciplinary approach by a team of medical professionals and researchers, integrating shared patient decision-making at every step of surveillance, diagnosis, and treatment...
October 2016: Seminars in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876041/time-series-analysis-of-malaria-in-afghanistan-using-arima-models-to-predict-future-trends-in-incidence
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Mohammad Y Anwar, Joseph A Lewnard, Sunil Parikh, Virginia E Pitzer
BACKGROUND: Malaria remains endemic in Afghanistan. National control and prevention strategies would be greatly enhanced through a better ability to forecast future trends in disease incidence. It is, therefore, of interest to develop a predictive tool for malaria patterns based on the current passive and affordable surveillance system in this resource-limited region. METHODS: This study employs data from Ministry of Public Health monthly reports from January 2005 to September 2015...
November 22, 2016: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873572/risk-assessment-of-dengue-fever-in-zhongshan-china-a-time-series-regression-tree-analysis
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K-K Liu, T Wang, X-D Huang, G-L Wang, Y Xia, Y-T Zhang, Q-L Jing, J-W Huang, X-X Liu, J-H Lu, W-B Hu
Dengue fever (DF) is the most prevalent and rapidly spreading mosquito-borne disease globally. Control of DF is limited by barriers to vector control and integrated management approaches. This study aimed to explore the potential risk factors for autochthonous DF transmission and to estimate the threshold effects of high-order interactions among risk factors. A time-series regression tree model was applied to estimate the hierarchical relationship between reported autochthonous DF cases and the potential risk factors including the timeliness of DF surveillance systems (median time interval between symptom onset date and diagnosis date, MTIOD), mosquito density, imported cases and meteorological factors in Zhongshan, China from 2001 to 2013...
November 22, 2016: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870642/hepatocellular-carcinoma-surveillance-among-patients-with-cirrhosis-in-a-population-based-integrated-health-care-delivery-system
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Amit G Singal, Jasmin Tiro, Xilong Li, Beverley Adams-Huet, Jessica Chubak
PURPOSE: Fewer than 1 in 5 patients with cirrhosis receive hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) surveillance; however, most studies were performed in select patient populations, which may not be informative of practice patterns in population-based community practices. Further, few reported guideline-concordant consistent surveillance rates. GOALS: Characterize guideline-concordant HCC surveillance rates and patient-level factors associated with surveillance among a population-based cohort of patients with cirrhosis...
November 18, 2016: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846815/endomyocardial-biopsy-via-the-femoral-access-still-safe-and-valuable-diagnostic-tool
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Sylwia Sławek, Aleksander Araszkiewicz, Agnieszka Gaczkowska, Justyna Koszarska, Damian Celiński, Marek Grygier, Maciej Lesiak, Stefan Grajek
BACKGROUND: The endomyocardial biopsy has proven to be an integral diagnostic tool for surveillance of cardiac allograft rejection and identification of myocardial diseases. Nevertheless, this invasive procedure is not risk-free. This study focuses on the risk of complications and diagnostic performance of right ventricular endomyocardial biopsy (EMB). METHODS: In this single-center retrospective study, we analyzed 315 EMB procedures performed between July 2008 and May 2015 in 73 patients...
November 15, 2016: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832053/notes-from-the-field-photokeratoconjunctivitis-outbreak-associated-with-damaged-metal-halide-lamps-maharashtra-state-western-india-june-2016
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Vijaykumar Wagh, Bhimashankar Jamadar, Manoj Murhekar
On June 13, 2016, the Pimpriraja Primary Health Center in Aurangabad district, Maharashtra State, in western India reported learning of approximately 90 persons with red eyes and blurred vision. One day earlier, the patients had attended a gathering in Zalta village to acknowledge the contributions of a local political leader. An investigation by the Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP) and officials from the Integrated Disease Surveillance Program (IDSP) in Aurangabad district was initiated to estimate the magnitude of the outbreak and identify reasons for its occurrence...
November 11, 2016: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830532/role-of-microglia-in-neurological-disorders-and-their-potentials-as-a-therapeutic-target
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REVIEW
Li Du, Ying Zhang, Yang Chen, Jie Zhu, Yi Yang, Hong-Liang Zhang
Microglia are resident macrophage-like immune cells in the central nervous system (CNS) and play a vital role in both physiological and pathological conditions, including restoring the integrity of the CNS and promoting the progression of neurodegenerative disorders. Upon stimulation, microglia typically convert from a surveillant to an activated phenotype. The major function of microglia is to maintain homeostasis and normal function of the CNS, both during development and in response to CNS injury. Microglia regulate multiple aspects of inflammation, such as repair, cytotoxicity, regeneration, and immunosuppression due to their different kind of activation states or phenotypes...
November 9, 2016: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826113/towards-understanding-the-epidemiology-of-neisseria-meningitidis-in-the-african-meningitis-belt-a-multi-disciplinary-overview
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REVIEW
Lydiane Agier, Nadège Martiny, Oumy Thiongane, Judith E Mueller, Juliette Paireau, Eleanor R Watkins, Tom J Irving, Thibaut Koutangni, Hélène Broutin
OBJECTIVES: Neisseria meningitidis is the major cause of seasonal meningitis epidemics in the African meningitis belt. In the changing context of a reduction in incidence of serogroup A and an increase in incidence of serogroups W and C and of Streptococcus pneumoniae, a better understanding of the determinants driving the disease transmission dynamics remains crucial to improving bacterial meningitis control. METHODS: The literature was searched to provide a multi-disciplinary overview of the determinants of meningitis transmission dynamics in the African meningitis belt...
November 5, 2016: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818636/mitochondrial-quality-control-in-cardiac-diseases
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REVIEW
Juliane C Campos, Luiz H M Bozi, Luiz R G Bechara, Vanessa M Lima, Julio C B Ferreira
Disruption of mitochondrial homeostasis is a hallmark of cardiac diseases. Therefore, maintenance of mitochondrial integrity through different surveillance mechanisms is critical for cardiomyocyte survival. In this review, we discuss the most recent findings on the central role of mitochondrial quality control processes including regulation of mitochondrial redox balance, aldehyde metabolism, proteostasis, dynamics, and clearance in cardiac diseases, highlighting their potential as therapeutic targets.
2016: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27809822/primary-psychosis-and-borna-disease-virus-infection-in-lithuania-a-case-control-study
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Violeta Zaliunaite, Vesta Steibliene, Liv Bode, Aurelija Podlipskyte, Robertas Bunevicius, Hanns Ludwig
BACKGROUND: The hypothesis that microbial infections may be linked to mental disorders has long been addressed for Borna disease virus (BDV), but clinical and epidemiological evidence remained inconsistent due to non-conformities in detection methods. BDV circulating immune complexes (CIC) were shown to exceed the prevalence of serum antibodies alone and to comparably screen for infection in Europe (DE, CZ, IT), the Middle East (IR) and Asia (CN), still seeking general acceptance. METHODS: We used CIC and antigen (Ag) tests to investigate BDV infection in Lithuania through a case-control study design comparing in-patients suffering of primary psychosis with blood donors...
November 3, 2016: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806469/lessons-learnt-from-cerebrospinal-meningitis-outbreak-surveillance-data-a-case-for-public-health-action
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Semeeh Akinwale Omoleke, Olatunji Alabi, Yakubu Bashar Usman, Kunle Ijaya, Abubakar Abubakar Koko
BACKGROUND: Outbreak of cerebrospinal meningitis (CSM) remains a major public health concern in Nigeria, particularly in northern Nigeria. The paper evaluates the effect of mass vaccination against cerebrospinal meningitis outbreak in 2013 on the incidence rate in 2014 and 2015, and to document lessons learnt from field experiences of the meningitis epidemic surveillance in Kebbi State, North-west, Nigeria. METHODS: The authors analysed cerebrospinal meningitis surveillance data generated from the routine integrated disease surveillance and response (IDSR) programme executed by the Ministry of Health with support from the World Health Organisation (WHO)...
June 30, 2016: Global Journal of Health Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803977/the-china-mental-health-survey-ii-design-and-field-procedures
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Zhaorui Liu, Yueqin Huang, Ping Lv, Tingting Zhang, Hong Wang, Qiang Li, Jie Yan, Yaqin Yu, Changgui Kou, Xiufeng Xu, Jin Lu, Zhizhong Wang, Hongyan Qiu, Yifeng Xu, Yanling He, Tao Li, Wanjun Guo, Hongjun Tian, Guangming Xu, Xiangdong Xu, Yanjuan Ma, Linhong Wang, Limin Wang, Yongping Yan, Bo Wang, Shuiyuan Xiao, Liang Zhou, Lingjiang Li, Liwen Tan, Hongguang Chen, Chao Ma
China Mental Health Survey (CMHS), which was carried out from July 2013 to March 2015, was the first national representative community survey of mental disorders and mental health services in China using computer-assisted personal interview (CAPI). Face-to-face interviews were finished in the homes of respondents who were selected from a nationally representative multi-stage disproportionate stratified sampling procedure. Sample selection was integrated with the National Chronic Disease and Risk Factor Surveillance Survey administered by the National Centre for Chronic and Non-communicable Disease Control and Prevention in 2013, which made it possible to obtain both physical and mental health information of Chinese community population...
November 1, 2016: Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27800077/cholera-public-health-surveillance-in-the-republic-of-cameroon-opportunities-and-challenges
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Moise Chi Ngwa, Song Liang, Leonard Mbam Mbam, Arabi Mouhaman, Andrew Teboh, Kaousseri Brekmo, Onana Mevoula, John Glenn Morris
INTRODUCTION: In Cameroon, cholera has periodically resurfaced since it was first reported in 1971. In 2003, Cameroon adapted the Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (IDSR) strategy to strengthen surveillance in the country. This study was an in-depth description and assessment of the structure, core and support functions, and attributes of the current cholera surveillance system in Cameroon. It also discussed its strengths and challenges with hope that lessons learned could improve the system in Cameroon and in other countries in Africa implementing the IDSR strategy...
2016: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27797981/temporal-and-long-term-trend-analysis-of-class-c-notifiable-diseases-in-china-from-2009-to-2014
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Xingyu Zhang, Fengsu Hou, Zhijiao Qiao, Xiaosong Li, Lijun Zhou, Yuanyuan Liu, Tao Zhang
OBJECTIVES: Time series models are effective tools for disease forecasting. This study aims to explore the time series behaviour of 11 notifiable diseases in China and to predict their incidence through effective models. SETTINGS AND PARTICIPANTS: The Chinese Ministry of Health started to publish class C notifiable diseases in 2009. The monthly reported case time series of 11 infectious diseases from the surveillance system between 2009 and 2014 was collected. METHODS: We performed a descriptive and a time series study using the surveillance data...
October 17, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27777104/west-nile-virus-circulation-in-vojvodina-serbia-mosquito-bird-horse-and-human-surveillance
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Dušan Petrić, Tamaš Petrović, Ivana Hrnjaković Cvjetković, Marija Zgomba, Vesna Milošević, Gospava Lazić, Aleksandra Ignjatović Ćupina, Diana Lupulović, Sava Lazić, Dragan Dondur, Slavica Vaselek, Aleksandar Živulj, Bratislav Kisin, Tibor Molnar, Djordje Janku, Dubravka Pudar, Jelena Radovanov, Mihaela Kavran, Gordana Kovačević, Budimir Plavšić, Aleksandra Jovanović Galović, Milan Vidić, Svetlana Ilić, Mina Petrić
Efforts to detect West Nile virus (WNV) in the Vojvodina province, northern Serbia, commenced with human and mosquito surveillance in 2005, followed by horse (2009) and wild bird (2012) surveillance. The knowledge obtained regarding WNV circulation, combined with the need for timely detection of virus activity and risk assessment resulted in the implementation of a national surveillance programme integrating mosquito, horse and bird surveillance in 2014. From 2013, the system showed highly satisfactory results in terms of area specificity (the capacity to indicate the spatial distribution of the risk for human cases of West Nile neuroinvasive disease - WNND) and sensitivity to detect virus circulation even at the enzootic level...
October 21, 2016: Molecular and Cellular Probes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27770475/long-term-outcomes-in-patients-with-multiple-endocrine-neoplasia-type-1-and-pancreaticoduodenal-neuroendocrine-tumors
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D Donegan, N Singh Ospina, R Rodriguez-Gutierrez, Z Al-Hilli, G B Thompson, B L Clarke, W F Young
BACKGROUND: In patients with multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN-1), pancreaticoduodenal (PD) neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) are associated with early mortality, yet, the best treatment strategy, remains uncertain. AIM: To assess patient important outcomes (mortality and metastasis) of PD NETs and predictors of outcomes in patients with MEN-1. METHODS: Retrospective cohort of patients with MEN-1 who attended the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN from 1997-2014...
October 21, 2016: Clinical Endocrinology
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