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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812247/towards-robot-assisted-echocardiographic-monitoring-in-catheterization-laboratories-usability-centered-manipulator-for-transesophageal-echocardiography
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Christina Pahl, Henning Ebelt, Mostafa Sayahkaraji, Eko Supriyanto, Amiliana Soesanto
This paper proposes a robotic Transesophageal Echocardiography (TOE) system concept for Catheterization Laboratories. Cardiovascular disease causes one third of all global mortality. TOE is utilized to assess cardiovascular structures and monitor cardiac function during diagnostic procedures and catheter-based structural interventions. However, the operation of TOE underlies various conditions that may cause a negative impact on performance, the health of the cardiac sonographer and patient safety. These factors have been conflated and evince the potential of robot-assisted TOE...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Medical Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811028/advanced-nanotechnologies-in-avian-influenza-current-status-and-future-trends-a-review
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REVIEW
Amitava Moulick, Lukas Richtera, Vedran Milosavljevic, Natalia Cernei, Yazan Haddad, Ondrej Zitka, Pavel Kopel, Zbynek Heger, Vojtech Adam
In the last decade, the control of avian influenza virus has experienced many difficulties, which have caused major global agricultural problems that have also led to public health consequences. Conventional biochemical methods are not sufficient to detect and control agricultural pathogens in the field due to the growing demand for food and subsidiary products; thus, studies aiming to develop potent alternatives to conventional biochemical methods are urgently needed. In this review, emerging detection systems, their applicability to diagnostics, and their therapeutic possibilities in view of nanotechnology are discussed...
August 29, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810997/cutaneous-leishmaniasis-in-a-saudi-arabian-soldier-stationed-in-the-united-states
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Kelly Laurent, Jason Susong, Eric Fillman, Simon Ritchie
BACKGROUND: Leishmaniasis is a common parasitic disease seen in many parts of the world, especially in areas where current U.S. and international forces are deployed. Approximately 350 million people are thought to be at risk of cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) with an annual incidence of 1.5 million cases. Over 90% of cutaneous infections with Leishmania occur in the Middle East, Brazil, and Peru. Outbreaks of CL may occur in military personnel deployed to endemic areas. Since the incubation period for symptomatic CL ranges from weeks to months, symptoms may not appear until well after returning to the United States...
July 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795533/epidemiology-diagnosis-and-control-of-classical-swine-fever-recent-developments-and-future-challenges
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Alexander Postel, Sophia Austermann-Busch, Anja Petrov, Volker Moennig, Paul Becher
Classical swine fever (CSF) represents a major health and trade problem for the pig industry. In endemic countries or those with a wild boar reservoir, CSF remains a priority for Veterinary Services. Surveillance as well as stamping out and/or vaccination are the principle tools of prevention and control, depending on the context. In the past decades, marker vaccines and accompanying diagnostic tests allowing the discrimination of infected from vaccinated animals have been developed. In the European Union, an E2 subunit and a chimeric live vaccine have been licensed and are available for the use in future disease outbreak scenarios...
August 10, 2017: Transboundary and Emerging Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792800/national-antimicrobial-resistance-monitoring-system-two-decades-of-advancing-public-health-through-integrated-surveillance-of-antimicrobial-resistance
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Beth E Karp, Heather Tate, Jodie R Plumblee, Uday Dessai, Jean M Whichard, Eileen L Thacker, Kis Robertson Hale, Wanda Wilson, Cindy R Friedman, Patricia M Griffin, Patrick F McDermott
Drug-resistant bacterial infections pose a serious and growing public health threat globally. In this review, we describe the role of the National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS) in providing data that help address the resistance problem and show how such a program can have broad positive impacts on public health. NARMS was formed two decades ago to help assess the consequences to human health arising from the use of antimicrobial drugs in food animal production in the United States. A collaboration among the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U...
August 9, 2017: Foodborne Pathogens and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782335/elimination-of-hcv-as-a-public-health-concern-among-people-who-inject-drugs-by-2030-what-will-it-take-to-get-there
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REVIEW
Jason Grebely, Gregory J Dore, Sébastien Morin, Jürgen K Rockstroh, Marina B Klein
INTRODUCTION: Globally, there is a considerable burden of HCV and HIV infections among people who inject drugs (PWID) and transmission of both infections continues. Needle and syringe programme (NSP) and opioid substitution therapy (OST) coverage remains low, despite evidence demonstrating their prevention benefit. Direct-acting antiviral therapies (DAA) with HCV cure >95% among PWID provide an opportunity to reverse rising trends in HCV-related morbidity and mortality and reduce incidence...
July 28, 2017: Journal of the International AIDS Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776247/the-burden-of-mental-disorders-in-the-eastern-mediterranean-region-1990-2015-findings-from-the-global-burden-of-disease-2015-study
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Ali H Mokdad
OBJECTIVES: Mental disorders are among the leading causes of nonfatal burden of disease globally. METHODS: We used the global burden of diseases, injuries, and risk factors study 2015 to examine the burden of mental disorders in the Eastern Mediterranean region (EMR). We defined mental disorders according to criteria proposed in the diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders IV and the 10th International Classification of Diseases. RESULTS: Mental disorders contributed to 4...
August 3, 2017: International Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774694/improvement-of-fungal-disease-identification-and-management-combined-health-systems-and-public-health-approaches
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REVIEW
Donald C Cole, Nelesh P Govender, Arunaloke Chakrabarti, Jahit Sacarlal, David W Denning
More than 1·6 million people are estimated to die of fungal diseases each year, and about a billion people have cutaneous fungal infections. Fungal disease diagnosis requires a high level of clinical suspicion and specialised laboratory testing, in addition to culture, histopathology, and imaging expertise. Physicians with varied specialist training might see patients with fungal disease, yet it might remain unrecognised. Antifungal treatment is more complex than treatment for bacterial or most viral infections, and drug interactions are particularly problematic...
July 31, 2017: Lancet Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764770/psychometric-properties-of-the-short-warwick-edinburgh-mental-well-being-scale-swemwbs-in-service-users-with-schizophrenia-depression-and-anxiety-spectrum-disorders
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Janhavi Ajit Vaingankar, Edimansyah Abdin, Siow Ann Chong, Rajeswari Sambasivam, Esmond Seow, Anitha Jeyagurunathan, Louisa Picco, Sarah Stewart-Brown, Mythily Subramaniam
BACKGROUND: To establish the validity and reliability of the Short Warwick Edinburgh Mental Well-being Scale (SWEMWBS) in service users with schizophrenia, depression and anxiety spectrum disorders in Singapore and estimate SWEMWBS scores across socio-demographic and the three psychiatric diagnostic groups in the sample. METHODS: This secondary analysis was conducted using data from a study among outpatients of a tertiary psychiatric hospital. In addition to the SWEMWBS, socio-demographic data and current psychiatric diagnosis were collected...
August 1, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761970/-feeding-eating-and-swallowing-disorders-in-infants-and-children-an-overview
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REVIEW
C Schwemmle, C Arens
Swallowing is a dynamic process that requires more than 30 muscles in the recruitment/coordination of the lips, tongue, palate, pharynx, larynx and esophagus. The eating and swallowing procedure is learned in sensitive or critical periods: when a certain degree of maturation has been achieved, the appropriate stimulus permits a certain milestone of development to occur. The swallowing procedure occurs in three main stages oral, pharyngeal, and esophageal. Therefore, swallowing disorders may present in any, some, or all of these stages in addition to feeding problems...
July 31, 2017: HNO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761583/challenges-of-empirical-antibiotic-therapy-for-community-acquired-pneumonia-in-children
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REVIEW
Charlene M C Rodrigues
BACKGROUND: Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality globally, responsible for more than 14% of deaths in children younger than 5 years of age. Due to difficulties with pathogen identification and diagnostics of CAP in children, targeted antimicrobial therapy is not possible, hence the widespread use of empirical antibiotics, in particular penicillins, cephalosporin, and macrolides. OBJECTIVES: This review aimed to address medical, societal, and political issues associated with the widespread use of empirical antibiotics for CAP in the United Kingdom, India, and Nigeria...
2017: Current Therapeutic Research, Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758798/reconfiguring-diagnostic-work-in-danish-general-practice-regulation-triage-and-the-receptionist-as-diagnostician
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Rikke Sand Andersen, Rikke Aarhus
Health care systems as well as bodies of medical knowledge are dynamic and change as the result of political and social transformations. In recent decades, health care systems have been subjected to a whole assemblage of regulatory practices. The local changes undertaken in Denmark that are being explored here are indicative of a long-term shift that has occurred in many welfare states intended to make public services in the Global North more efficient and transparent. Departing in prolonged field work in Danish general practice and the anthropological literature on audit culture, this paper suggests that the introduction of regulatory practices has enhanced the need for triage as a key organising principle...
July 31, 2017: Anthropology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756184/development-and-validation-of-a-new-loop-mediated-isothermal-amplification-for-detection-of-pathogenic-leptospira-species-in-clinical-materials
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Yun-Hsiu Hsu, Shih-Jen Chou, Chih-Cheng Chang, Ming-Jeng Pan, Wei-Cheng Yang, Chuen-Fu Lin, Kun-Wei Chan
Leptospirosis, a global zoonotic disease, is often neglected but has a significant impact on human health. Here we reported a new loop mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) assay targeting lipL32 gene of pathogenic Leptospira spp. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR), nested-PCR and real-time PCR assays were included in this study for the comparison of analytic and diagnostic sensitivity and specificity. LipL32 LAMP we designed enables detection of 10 copies of L. interrogans and has a higher diagnostic sensitivity (91...
July 26, 2017: Journal of Microbiological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748089/the-role-of-nanotechnology-in-the-treatment-of-viral-infections
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REVIEW
Lavanya Singh, Hendrik G Kruger, Glenn E M Maguire, Thavendran Govender, Raveen Parboosing
Infectious diseases are the leading cause of mortality worldwide, with viruses in particular making global impact on healthcare and socioeconomic development. In addition, the rapid development of drug resistance to currently available therapies and adverse side effects due to prolonged use is a serious public health concern. The development of novel treatment strategies is therefore required. The interaction of nanostructures with microorganisms is fast-revolutionizing the biomedical field by offering advantages in both diagnostic and therapeutic applications...
July 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739655/critical-issues-in-food-allergy-a-national-academies-consensus-report
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Scott H Sicherer, Katrina Allen, Gideon Lack, Steve L Taylor, Sharon M Donovan, Maria Oria
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine convened an expert, ad hoc committee to examine critical issues related to food allergy. The authors of the resulting report, "Finding a Path to Safety in Food Allergy: Assessment of the Global Burden, Causes, Prevention, Management, and Public Policy," evaluated the scientific evidence on the prevalence, diagnosis, prevention, and management of food allergy and made recommendations to bring about a safe environment for those affected. The committee recommended approaches to monitor prevalence, explore risk factors, improve diagnosis, and provide evidence-based health care...
July 24, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738899/a-rare-manifestation-of-burns-after-lightning-strike-in-rural-ghana-a-case-report
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Paschal Awingura Apanga, John Atigiba Azumah, Joseph Bayewala Yiranbon
BACKGROUND: Lightning is a natural phenomenon that mostly affects countries in the tropical and subtropical regions of the globe, including Ghana. Lightning strikes pose a global public health issue. Although strikes to humans are uncommon, it is associated with high morbidity and mortality. CASE PRESENTATION: We present a case of a 10-year-old Ghanaian girl who got second-degree burns after being struck by lightning. She was put on an intravenous broad-spectrum antibiotic (ceftriaxone), Ringer's lactate, and her burns were dressed with sterile gauze impregnated with Vaseline (petroleum jelly) and silver sulfadiazine ointment...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724461/tuberculous-otitis-media-a-resurgence
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M Kameswaran, K Natarajan, M Parthiban, P V Krishnan, S Raghunandhan
OBJECTIVE: Tuberculosis is a global health problem that is especially prevalent in developing countries such as India. Recently, atypical presentation has become more common and a high index of suspicion is essential. This study analysed the various presenting symptoms and signs of tuberculous otitis media and the role of diagnostic tests, with the aim of formulating criteria for the diagnosis. METHODS: A total of 502 patients underwent tympanomastoidectomy over a two-year period...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723122/electrochemical-dna-based-immunoassay-that-employs-steric-hindrance-to-detect-small-molecules-directly-in-whole-blood
#18
Sahar S Mahshid, Francesco Ricci, Shana O Kelley, Alexis Vallée-Bélisle
The development of a universal sensing mechanism for the rapid and quantitative detection of small molecules directly in whole blood would drastically impact global health by enabling disease diagnostics, monitoring, and treatment at home. We have previously shown that hybridization between a free DNA strand and its complementary surface-bound strand can be sterically hindered when the former is bound to large antibodies. Here, we exploit this effect to design a competitive antibody-based electrochemical assay, called CeSHHA, that enables the quantitative detection of small molecules directly in complex matrices, such as whole blood or soil...
June 23, 2017: ACS Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720110/molecular-characterisation-of-protist-parasites-in-human-habituated-mountain-gorillas-gorilla-beringei-beringei-humans-and-livestock-from-bwindi-impenetrable-national-park-uganda
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Matthew J Nolan, Melisa Unger, Yuen-Ting Yeap, Emma Rogers, Ilary Millet, Kimberley Harman, Mark Fox, Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka, Damer P Blake
BACKGROUND: Over 60 % of human emerging infectious diseases are zoonotic, and there is growing evidence of the zooanthroponotic transmission of diseases from humans to livestock and wildlife species, with major implications for public health, economics, and conservation. Zooanthroponoses are of relevance to critically endangered species; amongst these is the mountain gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei) of Uganda. Here, we assess the occurrence of Cryptosporidium, Cyclospora, Giardia, and Entamoeba infecting mountain gorillas in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (BINP), Uganda, using molecular methods...
July 18, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717863/global-mental-health-and-adolescent-anxiety-kin-care-and-struggle-in-new-mexico
#20
Janis H Jenkins, Annika Stone
While recent developments within the field of global mental health have illuminated the reality of serious mental health difficulties worldwide, particularly in low-income settings, research that focuses on children and adolescents remains underdeveloped. This is especially the case with respect to ethnographic studies of lived experience of adolescents diagnosed with serious mental health conditions. Drawing from an interdisciplinary study of adolescents in New Mexico who were afflicted with a broad range of disorders according to contemporary research diagnostic criteria, this article focuses on anxiety-related conditions with respect to subjective experience and social-ecological contexts of living with such conditions...
July 17, 2017: Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry
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