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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921037/acute-kidney-injury-in-western-countries
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REVIEW
Josée Bouchard, Ravindra L Mehta
BACKGROUND: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is frequent and is associated with poor outcomes, including increased mortality, higher risk of chronic kidney disease, and prolonged hospital lengths of stay. The epidemiology of AKI mainly derives from studies performed in Western high-income countries. More limited data are available from Western low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs) located in Central and South America. SUMMARY: In this review, we summarize the most recent data on the epidemiology of AKI in Western countries, aiming to contrast results from industrialized high-income countries with LMICs...
October 2016: Kidney Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921036/acute-kidney-injury-in-asia
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REVIEW
Li Yang
BACKGROUND: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common disorder and is associated with a high morbidity and mortality worldwide. The diversity of the climate and of the socioeconomic and developmental status in Asia has a great influence on the etiology and presentation of AKI in different regions. In view of the International Society of Nephrology's 0by25 initiative, more and more attention has been paid to AKI in Asian countries. SUMMARY: In this review, we summarize the recent achievements with regard to the prevalence and clinical patterns of AKI in Asian countries...
October 2016: Kidney Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917305/laboratory-diagnosis-for-outbreak-prone-infectious-diseases-after-typhoon-yolanda-haiyan-philippines
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Mariko Saito-Obata, Mayuko Saito, Titus C Tan, Inez Andrea P Medado, Clyde Dapat, Michiko Okamoto, Raita Tamaki, Rowena C Capistrano, Edelwisa Segubre-Mercado, Socorro P Lupisan, Hitoshi Oshitani
Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) hit the central part of the Philippines on November 8, 2013. To identify possible outbreaks of communicable diseases after the typhoon, nasopharyngeal swabs, stool and blood samples were collected from patients who visited the Eastern Visayas Regional Medical Center due to acute respiratory infection (ARI), acute gastroenteritis (AGE) or other febrile illness (OFI) including suspected dengue fever, between November 28, 2013 and February 5, 2014.   Methods: Samples were tested on-site for selected pathogens using rapid diagnostic tests...
October 21, 2016: PLoS Currents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901062/assessing-the-feasibility-of-fly-based-surveillance-of-wildlife-infectious-diseases
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Constanze Hoffmann, Melanie Stockhausen, Kevin Merkel, Sébastien Calvignac-Spencer, Fabian H Leendertz
Monitoring wildlife infectious agents requires acquiring samples suitable for analyses, which is often logistically demanding. A possible alternative to invasive or non-invasive sampling of wild-living vertebrates is the use of vertebrate material contained in invertebrates feeding on them, their feces, or their remains. Carrion flies have been shown to contain vertebrate DNA; here we investigate whether they might also be suitable for wildlife pathogen detection. We collected 498 flies in Taï National Park, Côte d'Ivoire, a tropical rainforest and examined them for adenoviruses (family Adenoviridae), whose DNA is frequently shed in feces of local mammals...
November 30, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892847/international-adoption-from-ethiopia-an-overview-of-the-health-status-at-arrival-in-belgium
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Lydia Van Kesteren, Marek Wojciechowski
BACKGROUND: Ethiopia is a densely populated country with a fast growing economy. Still socioeconomic and health issues render many children parentless. One thousand and twenty eight Ethiopian children have been adopted in Belgium from September 2005 to September 2015. Little has been published about their health status at arrival. METHODS: Three hundred and fifteen children adopted from Ethiopia were clinically evaluated at the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp from 1 January 2008 until 31 December 2014...
November 28, 2016: Acta Clinica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856522/chromoblastomycosis
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REVIEW
Flavio Queiroz-Telles, Sybren de Hoog, Daniel Wagner C L Santos, Claudio Guedes Salgado, Vania Aparecida Vicente, Alexandro Bonifaz, Emmanuel Roilides, Liyan Xi, Conceição de Maria Pedrozo E Silva Azevedo, Moises Batista da Silva, Zoe Dorothea Pana, Arnaldo Lopes Colombo, Thomas J Walsh
Chromoblastomycosis (CBM), also known as chromomycosis, is one of the most prevalent implantation fungal infections, being the most common of the gamut of mycoses caused by melanized or brown-pigmented fungi. CBM is mainly a tropical or subtropical disease that may affect individuals with certain risk factors around the world. The following characteristics are associated with this disease: (i) traumatic inoculation by implantation from an environmental source, leading to an initial cutaneous lesion at the inoculation site; (ii) chronic and progressive cutaneous and subcutaneous tissular involvement associated with fibrotic and granulomatous reactions associated with microabscesses and often with tissue proliferation; (iii) a nonprotective T helper type 2 (Th2) immune response with ineffective humoral involvement; and (iv) the presence of muriform (sclerotic) cells embedded in the affected tissue...
January 2017: Clinical Microbiology Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826886/rarity-of-mixed-species-malaria-with-plasmodium-falciparum-and-plasmodium-malariae-in-travelers-to-saarland-in-germany
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Josef Yayan, Kurt Rasche
Malaria is an acute, life-threatening infectious disease that spreads in tropical and subtropical regions. Malaria is mainly brought over to Germany by travelers, so the disease can be overlooked due to its nonspecific symptoms and a lack of experience of attending physicians. The aim of this study was to analyze, retrospectively, epidemiological and clinical data from patients examined for malaria. Patient data were collected from hospital charts at the Department of Internal Medicine, Saarland University Medical Center, Germany, for the period of 2004-2012...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27813563/fermentation-of-foc-tr4-infected-bananas-and-trichoderma-spp
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J Yang, B Li, S W Liu, M K Biswas, S Liu, Y R Wei, C W Zuo, G M Deng, R B Kuang, C H Hu, G J Yi, C Y Li
Fusarium wilt (also known as Panama disease) is one of the most destructive banana diseases, and greatly hampers the global production of bananas. Consequently, it has been very detrimental to the Chinese banana industry. An infected plant is one of the major causes of the spread of Fusarium wilt to nearby regions. It is essential to develop an efficient and environmentally sustainable disease control method to restrict the spread of Fusarium wilt. We isolated Trichoderma spp from the rhizosphere soil, roots, and pseudostems of banana plants that showed Fusarium wilt symptoms in the infected areas...
October 17, 2016: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27813447/fostering-innovative-product-development-for-neglected-tropical-diseases-through-partnerships
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Amy Starr, Katy M Graef, Jennifer Dent
Neglected tropical diseases are a group of infectious diseases that threaten and impact a significant portion of individuals living in low- and middle-income countries. Healthcare product R&D, which has been relatively limited for this group of infectious diseases, is timely and requires significant risk and resource investment by companies. Regardless of these costs, the global community has recognized the impact on human health that developing products for these diseases could have. Incentives, including 'push' and 'pull' funding, and platforms that support sharing of intellectual property through partnerships, such as The World Intellectual Property Organization Re:Search, are driving R&D...
September 2016: Pharmaceutical Patent Analyst
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27812902/long-term-effectiveness-of-the-integrated-schistosomiasis-control-strategy-with-emphasis-on-infectious-source-control-in-china-a-10-year-evaluation-from-2005-to-2014
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Xiaoli Wang, Wei Wang, Peng Wang
Schistosomiasis is a neglected tropical parasitic disease of great public health significance worldwide. Currently, mass drug administration with praziquantel remains the major strategy for global schistosomiasis control programs. Since 2005, an integrated strategy with emphasis on infectious source control was implemented for the control of schistosomiasis japonica, a major public health concern in China, and pilot studies have demonstrated that such a strategy is effective to reduce the prevalence of Schistosoma japonicum infection in both humans and bovines...
November 3, 2016: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27812090/diagnosis-of-persistent-fever-in-the-tropics-set-of-standard-operating-procedures-used-in-the-nidiag-febrile-syndrome-study
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Emilie Alirol, Ninon Seiko Horie, Barbara Barbé, Veerle Lejon, Kristien Verdonck, Philippe Gillet, Jan Jacobs, Philippe Büscher, Basudha Kanal, Narayan Raj Bhattarai, Sayda El Safi, Thong Phe, Kruy Lim, Long Leng, Pascal Lutumba, Deby Mukendi, Emmanuel Bottieau, Marleen Boelaert, Suman Rijal, François Chappuis
In resource-limited settings, the scarcity of skilled personnel and adequate laboratory facilities makes the differential diagnosis of fevers complex [1-5]. Febrile illnesses are diagnosed clinically in most rural centers, and both Rapid Diagnostic Tests (RDTs) and clinical algorithms can be valuable aids to health workers and facilitate therapeutic decisions [6,7]. The persistent fever syndrome targeted by NIDIAG is defined as presence of fever for at least one week. The NIDIAG clinical research consortium focused on potentially severe and treatable infections and therefore targeted the following conditions as differential diagnosis of persistent fever: visceral leishmaniasis (VL), human African trypanosomiasis (HAT), enteric (typhoid and paratyphoid) fever, brucellosis, melioidosis, leptospirosis, malaria, tuberculosis, amoebic liver abscess, relapsing fever, HIV/AIDS, rickettsiosis, and other infectious diseases (e...
November 2016: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807295/partnerships-that-facilitate-a-refugee-s-journey-to-wellbeing
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Nina Marano, Abbey E Wojno, William M Stauffer, Michelle Weinberg, Alexander Klosovsky, J Daniel Ballew, Sharmila Shetty, Susan Cookson, Patricia Walker, Martin S Cetron
The current global refugee crisis involves 65.3 million persons who have been displaced from their homes or countries of origin. While escaping immediate harm may be their first priority, displaced people go on to face numerous health risks, including trauma and injuries, malnutrition, infectious diseases, exacerbation of existing chronic diseases, and mental health conditions. This crisis highlights the importance of building capacity among health-care providers, scientists, and laboratorians to understand and respond to the health needs of refugees...
November 2, 2016: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27801368/antimicrobial-resistance-in-patients-with-urinary-tract-infections-and-the-impact-on-empiric-therapy-in-serbia
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Simon Zec, Aleksa Despotovic, Aleksandra Spurnic-Radovanovic, Ivana Milosevic, Milica Jovanovic, Mijomir Pelemis, Goran Stevanovic
INTRODUCTION: Surveillance of antimicrobial resistance is essential in establishing treatment guidelines for urinary tract infections. The aim of this pilot study was to analyse resistance rates of pathogens, across different demographics and determine whether adjustments in empiric therapy should be considered for different age and gender groups. METHODOLOGY: A 5-year retrospective study included 256 patients hospitalised, under the initial diagnosis of Fever of Unknown Origin who were then subsequently diagnosed with a urinary tract infection at the Clinic for Infectious and Tropical Diseases, Clinical Centre of Serbia...
October 31, 2016: Journal of Infection in Developing Countries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27780201/environmental-nontuberculous-mycobacteria-in-the-hawaiian-islands
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Jennifer R Honda, Nabeeh A Hasan, Rebecca M Davidson, Myra D Williams, L Elaine Epperson, Paul R Reynolds, Terry Smith, Elena Iakhiaeva, Matthew J Bankowski, Richard J Wallace, Edward D Chan, Joseph O Falkinham, Michael Strong
Lung disease caused by nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) is an emerging infectious disease of global significance. Epidemiologic studies have shown the Hawaiian Islands have the highest prevalence of NTM lung infections in the United States. However, potential environmental reservoirs and species diversity have not been characterized. In this cross-sectional study, we describe molecular and phylogenetic comparisons of NTM isolated from 172 household plumbing biofilms and soil samples from 62 non-patient households and 15 respiratory specimens...
October 2016: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27743790/heatwave-and-risk-of-hospitalization-a-multi-province-study-in-vietnam
#15
Dung Phung, Cordia Chu, Shannon Rutherford, Huong Lien Thi Nguyen, Cuong Manh Do, Cunrui Huang
The effects of heatwaves on morbidity in developing and tropical countries have not been well explored. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between heatwaves and hospitalization and the potential influence of socio-economic factors on this relationship in Vietnam. Generalized Linear Models (GLM) with Poisson family and Distributed Lag Models (DLM) were applied to evaluate the effect of heatwaves for each province (province-level effect). A random-effects meta-analysis was applied to calculate the pooled estimates (country-level effects) for 'all causes', infectious, cardiovascular, and respiratory admissions queried by lag days, regions, sex, and ages...
January 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27722053/epidemiological-and-molecular-characterization-of-dengue-viruses-imported-into-guangzhou-during-2009-2013
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Yongxia Shi, Shufen Li, Xiaobo Li, Kui Zheng, Shuai Yuan, Jicheng Huang
BACKGROUND: Dengue virus causes one of the most significant infectious diseases in tropical and subtropical regions, notable number of which is imported into China every year. RESULTS: In this study, the molecular epidemiologic and phylogenetic analyses of dengue cases imported into Guangzhou in South China during 2009-2013 were conducted. During that period, 46 imported dengue cases were identified, including four serotypes. Most of the dengue patients were travelling from Southeast Asia, South Asia and Africa...
2016: SpringerPlus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27720031/a-retrospective-study-and-predictive-modelling-of-newcastle-disease-trends-among-rural-poultry-of-eastern-zambia
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C Mubamba, G Ramsay, C Abolnik, G Dautu, B Gummow
Newcastle Disease (ND) is a highly infectious disease of poultry that seriously impacts on food security and livelihoods of livestock farmers and communities in tropical regions of the world. ND is a constant problem in the eastern province of Zambia which has more than 740 000 rural poultry. Very few studies give a situational analysis of the disease that can be used for disease control planning in the region. With this background in mind, a retrospective epidemiological study was conducted using Newcastle Disease data submitted to the eastern province headquarters for the period from 1989 to 2014...
October 1, 2016: Preventive Veterinary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27680577/leptospirosis-in-a-british-soldier-after-travel-to-borneo
#18
Daniel S Burns, K A Clay, M S Bailey
Undifferentiated febrile illness in a returning soldier is a common problem encountered by serving medical officers. A 32-year-old soldier presented to Birmingham Heartlands Hospital with fever and acute kidney injury after return from Borneo. Leptospirosis was suspected and empirical antibiotics were started before subsequent confirmation by serology and PCR. Leptospirosis is common in South-East Asia, and troops exercising in jungle areas, and in the UK, are at risk. Advice, including inpatient management when appropriate, is available from the UK Role 4 Military Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine Service...
December 2016: Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27680169/comparison-of-16s-rrna-pcr-rflp-lipl32-pcr-and-ompl1-pcr-methods-in-the-diagnosis-of-leptospirosis
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Tülin Güven Gökmen, Ayben Soyal, Yıldız Kalayci, Cansu Önlen, Fatih Köksal
Leptospirosis is still one of the most important health problems in developing countries located in humid tropical and subtropical regions. Human infections are generally caused by exposure to water, soil or food contaminated with the urine of infected wild and domestic animals such as rodents and dogs. The clinical course of leptospirosis is variable and may be difficult to distinguish from many other infectious diseases. The dark-field microscopy (DFM), serology and nucleic acid amplification techniques are used to diagnose leptospirosis, however, a distinctive standard reference method is still lacking...
2016: Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27664127/arbovirosis-and-potential-transmission-blocking-vaccines
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Berlin Londono-Renteria, Andrea Troupin, Tonya M Colpitts
Infectious diseases caused by arboviruses (viruses transmitted by arthropods) are undergoing unprecedented epidemic activity and geographic expansion. With the recent introduction of West Nile virus (1999), chikungunya virus (2013) and Zika virus (2015) to the Americas, stopping or even preventing the expansion of viruses into susceptible populations is an increasing concern. With a few exceptions, available vaccines protecting against arboviral infections are nonexistent and current disease prevention relies on vector control interventions...
2016: Parasites & Vectors
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