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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542123/malaria-surveillance-united-states-2014
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Kimberly E Mace, Paul M Arguin
PROBLEM/CONDITION: Malaria in humans is caused by intraerythrocytic protozoa of the genus Plasmodium. These parasites are transmitted by the bite of an infective female Anopheles mosquito. The majority of malaria infections in the United States occur among persons who have traveled to regions with ongoing malaria transmission. However, malaria is occasionally acquired by persons who have not traveled out of the country through exposure to infected blood products, congenital transmission, laboratory exposure, or local mosquitoborne transmission...
May 26, 2017: MMWR. Surveillance Summaries: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Surveillance Summaries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538811/patient-survival-and-risk-of-death-after-prostate-cancer-treatment-in-the-brazilian-unified-health-system
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Sonia Faria Mendes Braga, Mirian Carvalho de Souza, Raphael Romie de Oliveira, Eli Iola Gurgel Andrade, Francisco de Assis Acurcio, Mariangela Leal Cherchiglia
OBJECTIVE: Analyze the probability of specific survival and factors associated with the risk of death of patients with prostate cancer who received outpatient cancer treatment in the Brazilian Unified Health System, Brazil. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study using the National Database of Oncology, developed through the deterministic-probabilistic pairing of health information systems: outpatient (SIA), hospital (SIH) and mortality (SIM). The probability of overall and specific survival was estimated by the time elapsed between the date of the first ambulatory treatment, from 2002 to 2003, until the patient's death or the end of the study...
May 15, 2017: Revista de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535583/molecular-testing-of-brain-tumor
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REVIEW
Sung-Hye Park, Jaekyung Won, Seong-Ik Kim, Yujin Lee, Chul-Kee Park, Seung-Ki Kim, Seung-Hong Choi
The World Health Organization (WHO) classification of central nervous system (CNS) tumors was revised in 2016 with a basis on the integrated diagnosis of molecular genetics. We herein provide the guidelines for using molecular genetic tests in routine pathological practice for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate management. While astrocytomas and IDH-mutant (secondary) glioblastomas are characterized by the mutational status of IDH, TP53 , and ATRX , oligodendrogliomas have a 1p/19q codeletion and mutations in IDH, CIC , FUBP1 , and the promoter region of telomerase reverse transcriptase ( TERTp )...
May 2017: Journal of Pathology and Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529360/twelve-month-prevalence-and-treatment-gap-for-common-mental-disorders-findings-from-a-large-scale-epidemiological-survey-in-india
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Rajesh Sagar, Raman Deep Pattanayak, R Chandrasekaran, Pranit K Chaudhury, Balbir S Deswal, R K Lenin Singh, Savita Malhotra, S Haque Nizamie, Bharat N Panchal, T P Sudhakar, J K Trivedi, Mathew Varghese, Jagdish Prasad, Somnath Chatterji
BACKGROUND: Common mental disorders, such as mood, anxiety, and substance use disorders, are significant contributors to disability globally, including India. Available research is, however, limited by methodological issues and heterogeneities. AIM: The present paper focuses on the 12-month prevalence and 12-month treatment for anxiety, mood, and substance use disorders in India. MATERIALS AND METHODS: As part of the World Health Organization World Mental Health (WMH) Survey Initiative, in India, the study was conducted at eleven sites...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527249/-sociodemographic-and-clinical-characteristics-of-patients-infected-with-leptospira-spp-treated-at-four-hospitals-in-medell%C3%A3-n-colombia-2008-2013
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Lina María Echeverri-Toro, Sara Penagos, Laura Castañeda, Pablo Villa, Santiago Atehortúa, Faiver Ramírez, Carlos Restrepo, Sigifredo Ospina, Yuli Agudelo, Alicia Hidrón, Paola Agudelo, Eliana Valderrama, Carlos Andrés Agudelo
INTRODUCTION: Leptospirosis remains a significant health problem in tropical regions including Latin America, where its presentation is 100 times higher than that observed in other regions of the world. Mortality reaches 10% in severe cases. Its diagnosis is challenging because clinical manifestations during the initial phase are non-specific and because of limited availability of diagnostic tests. OBJECTIVE: To describe the demographic and clinical characteristics and the outcomes in hospitalized patients with leptospirosis...
January 24, 2017: Biomédica: Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521872/non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-an-update-with-special-focus-on-the-role-of-gut-microbiota
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REVIEW
Michael Doulberis, Georgios Kotronis, Dimitra Gialamprinou, Jannis Kountouras, Panagiotis Katsinelos
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a significant global health burden in children, adolescents and adults with substantial rise in prevalence over the last decades. Accumulating data from manifold studies support the idea of NAFLD as a hepatic manifestation of metabolic syndrome, being rather a systemic metabolic disease than a liver confined pathology. Emerging data support that the gut microbiome represents a significant environmental factor contributing to NAFLD development and progression. Apart from other regimens, probiotics may have a positive role in the management of NAFLD through a plethora of possible mechanisms...
June 2017: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521791/exploring-the-role-of-socioeconomic-factors-in-the-development-and-spread-of-anti-malarial-drug-resistance-a-qualitative-study
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Philip Emeka Anyanwu, John Fulton, Etta Evans, Timothy Paget
BACKGROUND: Malaria remains a global health issue with the burden unevenly distributed to the disadvantage of the developing countries of the world. Poverty contributes to the malaria burden as it has the ability to affect integral aspects of malaria control. There have been renewed efforts in the global malaria control, resulting in reductions in the global malaria burden over the last decade. However, the development of resistance to artemisinin-based combination therapy threatens the sustainability of the present success in malaria control...
May 18, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521004/guidelines-for-the-prevention-and-treatment-of-travelers-diarrhea-a-graded-expert-panel-report
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Mark S Riddle, Bradley A Connor, Nicholas J Beeching, Herbert L DuPont, Davidson H Hamer, Phyllis Kozarsky, Michael Libman, Robert Steffen, David Taylor, David R Tribble, Jordi Vila, Philipp Zanger, Charles D Ericsson
Background: : Travelers' diarrhea causes significant morbidity including some sequelae, lost travel time and opportunity cost to both travelers and countries receiving travelers. Effective prevention and treatment are needed to reduce these negative impacts. Methods: : This critical appraisal of the literature and expert consensus guideline development effort asked several key questions related to antibiotic and non-antibiotic prophylaxis and treatment, utility of available diagnostics, impact of multi-drug resistant (MDR) colonization associated with travel and travelers' diarrhea, and how our understanding of the gastrointestinal microbiome should influence current practice and future research...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Travel Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520958/the-development-use-and-impact-of-a-global-laboratory-database-during-the-2014-ebola-outbreak-in-west-africa
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Kara N Durski, Shalini Singaravelu, Junxiong Teo, Dhamari Naidoo, Luke Bawo, Amara Jambai, Sakoba Keita, Ali Ahmed Yahaya, Beatrice Muraguri, Brice Ahounou, Victoria Katawera, Fredson Kuti-George, Yacouba Nebie, T Henry Kohar, Patrick Jowlehpah Hardy, Mamoudou Harouna Djingarey, David Kargbo, Nuha Mahmoud, Yewondwossen Assefa, Orla Condell, Magassouba N'Faly, Leon Van Gurp, Margaret Lamanu, Julia Ryan, Boubacar Diallo, Foday Daffae, Dikena Jackson, Fayyaz Ahmed Malik, Philomena Raftery, Pierre Formenty
Background: The international impact, rapid widespread transmission, and reporting delays during the 2014 Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in West Africa highlighted the need for a global, centralized database to inform outbreak response. The World Health Organization and Emerging and Dangerous Pathogens Laboratory Network addressed this need by supporting the development of a global laboratory database. Methods: Specimens were collected in the affected countries from patients and dead bodies meeting the case definitions for EVD...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515553/long-loop-reflex-2-in-patients-with-cortical-dementias-a-pilot-study
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Sadanandavalli Retnaswami Chandra, Thomas Gregor Isaac, Mahesh Mane, Srikala Bharath, B C Nagaraju
INTRODUCTION: Dementia is a major public health problem and it appears to be a global epidemic. The prevalence is doubling every 5 years and it is expected that 70% of persons above 60 years will live in developing countries by 2020 and 15% of them are likely to suffer from dementia. Disease modifying treatments work only if initiated very early; however, diagnostic tools are not always able to clearly differentiate the different types in very early stage. Therefore, inexpensive and easily available biomarkers are needed to know if collectively they will improve the sensitivity of specific diagnosis...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513968/the-views-of-ethics-committee-members-and-medical-researchers-on-the-return-of-individual-research-results-and-incidental-findings-ownership-issues-and-benefit-sharing-in-biobanking-research-in-a-south-indian-city
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Manjulika Vaz, Mario Vaz, Srinivasan K
The return of individual research results and incidental findings from biobanking research is a much debated ethical issue globally but has extensive relevance in India where the burden of out of pocket health care expenses is high for the majority. The views of 21 ethics committee (EC) members and 22 researchers from Bengaluru, India, concerning the ethics of biobanking research were sought through in-depth interviews using an unfolding case vignette with probes. A shared view among most was that individual research results which are 'actionable' or have 'clinical significance' should be returned to the sample contributors through their treating physicians...
May 17, 2017: Developing World Bioethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513417/carriage-of-extended-spectrum-beta-lactamase-producing-enterobacteriaceae-in-hiv-infected-children-in-zimbabwe
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S M S Wilmore, K Kranzer, A Williams, B Makamure, A F Nhidza, J Mayini, T Bandason, J Metcalfe, M P Nicol, I Balakrishnan, M J Ellington, N Woodford, S Hopkins, T D McHugh, R A Ferrand
BACKGROUND: Antimicrobial resistance is an emerging global health issue. Data on the epidemiology of multidrug-resistant organisms are scarce for Africa, especially in HIV-infected individuals who often have frequent contact with healthcare. We investigated the prevalence of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (ESBL-E) carriage in stool among HIV-infected children attending an HIV outpatient department in Harare, Zimbabwe. METHODS: We recruited children who were stable on antiretroviral therapy (ART) attending a HIV clinic from August 2014 to June 2015...
May 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506275/global-survey-of-malaria-rapid-diagnostic-test-rdt-sales-procurement-and-lot-verification-practices-assessing-the-use-of-the-who-find-malaria-rdt-evaluation-programme-2011-2014
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Sandra Incardona, Elisa Serra-Casas, Nora Champouillon, Christian Nsanzabana, Jane Cunningham, Iveth J González
BACKGROUND: Malaria rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) play a critical role in malaria case management, and assurance of quality is a key factor to promote good adherence to test results. Since 2007, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND) have coordinated a Malaria RDT Evaluation Programme, comprising a pre-purchase performance evaluation (product testing, PT) and a pre-distribution quality control of lots (lot testing, LT), the former being the basis of WHO recommendations for RDT procurement...
May 15, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502278/a-new-health-technology-assessment-system-for-devices-the-first-five-years
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Bruce Campbell, Lee Dobson, Joanne Higgins, Bernice Dillon, Mirella Marlow, Chris Pomfrett
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to review 5 years of activity from a new system devised by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), for assessing medical devices and diagnostics aimed at identifying and speeding adoption of technologies with clinical and cost advantages, compared with current practice in the United Kingdom healthcare system. METHODS: All eligible notified technologies were classified using the Food and Drug Administration and Global Medical Device Nomenclature nomenclatures...
May 15, 2017: International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501745/paper-based-diagnostics-for-personalized-health-care-emerging-technologies-and-commercial-aspects
#15
REVIEW
Kuldeep Mahato, Ananya Srivastava, Pranjal Chandra
Personalized health care (PHC) is being appreciated globally to combat clinical complexities underlying various metabolic or infectious disorders including diabetes, cardiovascular, communicable diseases etc. Effective diagnoses majorly depend on initial identification of the causes which are nowadays being practiced in disease-oriented approach, where personal health profile is often overlooked. The adoption of PHC has shown significantly improved diagnoses in various conditions including emergency, ambulatory, and remote area...
May 1, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499455/bovis-bacillus-calmette-guerin-bcg-infection-induces-exosomal-mirna-release-by-human-macrophages
#16
Shamila D Alipoor, Esmaeil Mortaz, Payam Tabarsi, Parissa Farnia, Mehdi Mirsaeidi, Johan Garssen, Masoud Movassaghi, Ian M Adcock
BACKGROUND: Tuberculosis (TB) remains a significant global health concern and its diagnosis is challenging due to the limitations in the specificity and sensitivity of the current diagnostic tests. Exosomes are bioactive 30-100 nm vesicles produced by most cell types and are found in almost all human body fluids. Exosomal microRNAs (miRNAs) can transfer biological information between cells and tissues and may act as potential biomarkers in many diseases. In this pilot study, we assessed the miRNA profile of exosomes released from human monocyte-derived macrophages upon infection with Mycobacterium bovis Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG)...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495681/a-comparative-analysis-of-costs-of-single-and-dual-rapid-hiv-and-syphilis-diagnostics-results-from-a-randomised-controlled-trial-in-colombia
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Carol Dayo Obure, Hernando Gaitan-Duarte, Ricardo Losada Saenz, Lina Gonzalez, Edith Angel-Muller, Maura Laverty, Freddy Perez
BACKGROUND: HIV and congenital syphilis are major public health burdens contributing to substantial perinatal morbidity and mortality globally. Although studies have reported on the costs and cost-effectiveness of rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) for syphilis screening within antenatal care in a number of resource-constrained settings, empirical evidence on country-specific cost and estimates of single RDTs compared with dual RDTs for HIV and syphilis are limited. METHODS: A cluster randomised controlled study design was used to compare the incremental costs of two testing algorithms: (1) single RDTs for HIV and syphilis and (2) dual RDTs for HIV and syphilis, in 12 health facilities in Bogota and Cali, Colombia...
May 11, 2017: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493905/melioidosis-clinical-impact-and-public-health-threat-in-the-tropics
#18
REVIEW
Ramar Perumal Samy, Bradley G Stiles, Gautam Sethi, Lina H K Lim
This review briefly summarizes the geographical distribution and clinical impact of melioidosis, especially in the tropics. Burkholderia pseudomallei (a gram-negative bacterium) is the major causative agent for melioidosis, which is prevalent in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, and Northern Australia. Melioidosis patients are increasingly being recognized in other parts of the world. The bacteria are intrinsically resistant to many antimicrobial agents, but prolonged treatment, especially with combinations of antibiotics, may be effective...
May 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485694/childhood-pneumonia-diagnostics-community-health-workers-and-national-stakeholders-differing-perspectives-of-new-and-existing-aids
#19
Hollie Spence, Kevin Baker, Alexandra Wharton-Smith, Akasiima Mucunguzi, Lena Matata, Tedila Habte, Diana Nanyumba, Anteneh Sebsibe, Thol Thany, Karin Källander
BACKGROUND: Pneumonia heavily contributes to global under-five mortality. Many countries use community case management to detect and treat childhood pneumonia. Community health workers (CHWs) have limited tools to help them assess signs of pneumonia. New respiratory rate (RR) counting devices and pulse oximeters are being considered for this purpose. OBJECTIVE: To explore perspectives of CHWs and national stakeholders regarding the potential usability and scalability of seven devices to aid community assessment of pneumonia signs...
2017: Global Health Action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482954/multidrug-resistant-tuberculosis-treatment-programmes-insufficiently-consider-comorbid-mental-disorders
#20
I F Walker, S C Baral, X Wei, R Huque, A Khan, J Walley, J N Newell, H Elsey
The successful treatment of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) is a global health priority and a key pillar of the World Health Organization's (WHO's) End TB strategy. There has been significant global investment in diagnostic capabilities in recent years. However, we argue that the mental distress of those with MDR-TB and their families continues to be overlooked by TB programmes. Priorities in the End TB Strategy of 'patient-centred care' and 'patient support' are still to be delivered in practice in many low-income settings, and in particular consideration of mental distress...
June 1, 2017: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
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