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Milena Soriano Marcolino, João Antonio Queiroz Oliveira, Marcelo D'Agostino, Antonio Luiz Ribeiro, Maria Beatriz Moreira Alkmim, David Novillo-Ortiz
BACKGROUND: Mobile phone usage has been rapidly increasing worldwide. mHealth could efficiently deliver high-quality health care, but the evidence supporting its current effectiveness is still mixed. OBJECTIVE: We performed a systematic review of systematic reviews to assess the impact or effectiveness of mobile health (mHealth) interventions in different health conditions and in the processes of health care service delivery. METHODS: We used a common search strategy of five major scientific databases, restricting the search by publication date, language, and parameters in methodology and content...
January 17, 2018: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297445/tuberculosis-among-the-elderly-in-tanzania-disease-presentation-and-initial-response-to-treatment
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T Nagu, R Ray, P Munseri, C Moshiro, G Shayo, R Kazema, F Mugusi, K Pallangyo
BACKGROUND: Reports on tuberculosis (TB) presentation among the elderly in sub-Sahara Africa are scarce at a time when the elderly population is increasing. This dearth of information is likely to lead to an increase in the number of undetected TB cases in the region. OBJECTIVE: To describe TB presentation and response to anti-tuberculosis treatment at 2 months among elderly patients. METHODS: Consecutive patients referred to TB centres in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, underwent clinical, microbiological and chest X-ray (CXR) evaluations at baseline and after 2 months of anti-tuberculosis treatment...
December 1, 2017: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297431/feasibility-and-yield-of-screening-for-non-communicable-diseases-among-treated-tuberculosis-patients-in-peru
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A L Byrne, B J Marais, C D Mitnick, F L Garden, L Lecca, C Contreras, Y Yauri, F Garcia, G B Marks
INTRODUCTION: The increasing prevalence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) poses a major challenge to low- and middle-income countries. Patients' engagement with health services for anti-tuberculosis treatment provides an opportunity for screening for NCDs and for linkage to care. METHODS: We explored the feasibility and yield of screening for NCDs in patients treated for tuberculosis (TB) in Lima, Peru, as part of a study focused on chronic respiratory sequelae...
January 1, 2018: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113445/the-noncommunicable-disease-outcomes-of-primary-healthcare-screening-in-two-rural-subdistricts-of-the-eastern-cape-province-south-africa
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Paul Rheeder, Angela A Morris-Paxton, Rose-Marie G Ewing, Dillon Woods
BACKGROUND: Middle and lower income countries are challenged with a double burden of disease: while still coping with the onslaught of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and increasing levels of tuberculosis (TB), there is a considerable increase in the level of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). The poor are especially disadvantaged and are at an increased risk for NCDs. Adequate healthcare resources for this environment can only be allocated once the extent and exact nature of the problem is determined...
October 31, 2017: African Journal of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069328/the-relationship-between-latent-tuberculosis-infection-and-acute-myocardial-infarction
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Moises A Huaman, Eduardo Ticona, Gustavo Miranda, Richard J Kryscio, Raquel Mugruza, Ernesto Aranda, Paola Rondan, David Henson, Cesar Ticona, Timothy R Sterling, Carl J Fichtenbaum, Beth A Garvy
Background: Tuberculosis has been associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, including acute myocardial infarction (AMI). We investigated whether latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) associates with AMI. Methods: We conducted a case-control study in two large national public hospital networks in Lima, Peru between July 2015 and March 2017. Cases were patients with a first time diagnosis of type 1 (spontaneous) AMI. Controls were patients without a history of AMI...
October 21, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020761/level-of-agreement-and-factors-associated-with-discrepancies-between-nationwide-medical-history-questionnaires-and-hospital-claims-data
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Yeon-Yong Kim, Jong Heon Park, Hee-Jin Kang, Eun Joo Lee, Seongjun Ha, Soon-Ae Shin
Objectives: The objectives of this study were to investigate the agreement between medical history questionnaire data and claims data and to identify the factors that were associated with discrepancies between these data types. Methods: Data from self-reported questionnaires that assessed an individual's history of hypertension, diabetes mellitus, dyslipidemia, stroke, heart disease, and pulmonary tuberculosis were collected from a general health screening database for 2014...
September 2017: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Yebang Ŭihakhoe Chi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016303/undiagnosed-active-pulmonary-tuberculosis-among-pilgrims-during-the-2015-hajj-mass-gathering-a-prospective-cross-sectional-study
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Saber Yezli, Alimuddin Zumla, Yara Yassin, Ali M Al-Shangiti, Gamal Mohamed, Abdulhafiz M Turkistani, Badriah Alotaibi
Mass gatherings pose a risk for tuberculosis (TB) transmission and reactivation of latent TB infection. The annual Hajj pilgrimage attracts 2 million pilgrims from high TB-endemic countries. We evaluated the burden of undiagnosed active pulmonary TB in pilgrims attending the 2015 Hajj mass gathering. We conducted a prospective cross-sectional study in Mecca, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, for nonhospitalized adult pilgrims from five high TB-endemic countries. Enrollment criteria were the presence of a cough and the ability to produce a sputum sample...
September 5, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934668/diabetes-mellitus-increased-all-cause-mortality-rate-among-newly-diagnosed-tuberculosis-patients-in-an-asian-population-a-nationwide-population-based-study
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Po-Yen Ko, Shi-Dou Lin, Ming-Chia Hsieh, Yu-Cheng Chen
AIMS: To investigate the effect of diabetes mellitus (DM) on all-cause mortality among patients with newly-diagnosed tuberculosis (TB) in an Asian population. We also identified risk factors for mortality in these patients. METHODS: The data were obtained from the National Health Insurance Research Database and included 9831 newly-diagnosed TB individuals and 1627 TB mortality cases in the period of 2000-2010. The mortality data were divided into a DM group and a non-DM group...
November 2017: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894532/an-ethno-pharmacological-study-of-plants-used-for-traditional-medication-in-tangail-district-bangladesh
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A H M Mahmudur Rahman, Mahmoud Rafieian-Kopaei
BACKGROUND: In Bangladesh, folk medicinal practitioners are called "Kaviraj" and are consulted for treatment of various ailments by a large part of the rural and urban population. There are some previous studies conducted in the Tangail district of Bangladesh about medicinal plants, but there is no relevant information about this aspect in some parts of this district. AIM: To conduct an ethno-pharmacological survey among the "Kaviraj" of two upazilas (regions) in Tangail district, namely Tangail Sadar Upazila and Nagarpur Upazila, to identify the trouble-free formulations of medicinal plants for various diseases used by the folk medicine practitioners on or after other forms of medical practices...
July 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762894/how-patients-navigate-the-diagnostic-ecosystem-in-a-fragmented-health-system-a-qualitative-study-from-india
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Vijayashree Yellapa, Narayanan Devadasan, Anja Krumeich, Nitika Pant Pai, Caroline Vadnais, Madhukar Pai, Nora Engel
BACKGROUND: Depending on a country's diagnostic infrastructure, patients and providers play different roles in ensuring that correct and timely diagnosis is made. However, little is known about the work done by patients in accessing diagnostic services and completing the 'test and treat' loop. OBJECTIVE: To address this knowledge gap, we traced the diagnostic journeys of patients with tuberculosis, diabetes, hypertension and typhoid, and examined the work they had to do to arrive at a diagnosis...
2017: Global Health Action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562071/systematic-health-screening-of-refugees-after-resettlement-in-recipient-countries-a-scoping-review
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Anne Mette Fløe Hvass, Christian Wejse
CONTEXT: Health screening of refugees after settlement in a recipient country is an important tool to find and treat diseases. Currently, there are no available reviews on refugee health screening after resettlement. METHODS: A systematic literature search was conducted using the online Medical Literature Analysis and Retrieval System ('MEDLINE') database. Data extraction and synthesis were performed according to the PRISMA statement. RESULTS: The search retrieved 342 articles...
May 31, 2017: Annals of Human Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492777/tuberculosis-and-diabetes-probabilistic-linkage-of-databases-to-study-the-association-between-both-diseases
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Ricardo Gadelha de Abreu, Artur Iuri Alves de Sousa, Maria Regina Fernandes de Oliveira, Mauro Niskier Sanchez
OBJECTIVE: to describe the profile of cases of tuberculosis and diabetes comorbidity in Brazil. METHODS: this is a descriptive study with data from the Brazilian Information System for Notifiable Diseases - tuberculosis (Sinan-TB) and from the System of Registration and Monitoring of Hypertension and Diabetes Mellitus (Hiperdia), from 2007 to 2011; probabilistic linkage was carried out with Reclink software. RESULTS: 24,443 cases of comorbidity were found, including 3,181 cases not registered on Sinan-TB; of the total number of recovered cases, mostly were males (57...
April 2017: Epidemiologia e Servicos de Saude: Revista do Sistema Unico de Saude do Brasil
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480721/a-rare-cause-of-emphysematous-infectious-gastritis
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Jorge Galván Fernández, Maria Isabel Jiménez Cuenca, Isabel Molpeceres Martínez, María Luisa Álvarez-Quiñones
A 61 year-old man with a history of hypertension, type2 diabetes, chronic renal failure, tuberculosis and peripheral arterial disease presented with gangrene in the right leg. A right supracondylar amputation was performed, despite which the patient continued with a high fever, oliguria and hypotension (90/50). Laboratory work-up showed neutrophilic leukocytosis and metabolic acidosis. CT revealed pneumoperitoneum, emphysema and thickening of the gastric wall. Changing the CT window we can appreciate air dissecting the layers of the gastric wall...
May 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470074/patient-satisfaction-with-nurse-delivery-primary-health-care-services-in-free-state-and-gauteng-provinces-south-africa-a-comparative-study
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Wilfred N Nunu, Pascalia O Munyewende
BACKGROUND: The majority of health care users in South Africa utilise primary health care (PHC) services where these services are free at the point of entry. There is a dearth of knowledge on the factors influencing patient satisfaction with PHC clinic services. AIM: This study compared patient satisfaction with PHC services in the Free State (FS) and Gauteng (GP) provincesSetting: Secondary data analysis was conducted on a cross-sectional survey obtained from the Research on the State of Nursing Project run by the Centre for Health Policy in 2012...
April 28, 2017: African Journal of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423031/comorbidities-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-results-from-the-korean-national-health-and-nutrition-examination-survey
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Hyemin Jeong, Sun Young Baek, Seon Woo Kim, Yeong Hee Eun, In Young Kim, Hyungjin Kim, Jaejoon Lee, Eun-Mi Koh, Hoon-Suk Cha
This study aimed to evaluate the prevalence of comorbidities in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) compared with the non-RA population. The 2010-2012 Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (KNHANES), which assesses the general health status of populations in South Korea using interviews and basic health assessment, was analyzed retrospectively. Weighted prevalence and odds ratio (OR) of comorbidities were analyzed in patients with RA compared with the non-RA population. The overall weighted (n = 37,453,158) prevalence of RA was 1...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412726/inhaled-corticosteroids-have-a-protective-effect-against-lung-cancer-in-female-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-a-nationwide-population-based-cohort-study
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Shih-Feng Liu, Ho-Chang Kuo, Meng-Chih Lin, Shu-Chen Ho, Mei-Lien Tu, Yu-Mu Chen, Yung-Che Chen, Wen-Feng Fang, Chin-Chou Wang, Guan-Heng Liu
Whether the use of inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) protects patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) from lung cancer remains undetermined. In this retrospective nationwide population-based cohort study, we extracted data of 13,686 female COPD patients (ICS users, n = 1,290, ICS non-users, n = 12,396) diagnosed between 1997 and 2009 from the Taiwan's National Health Insurance database. These patients were followed-up until 2011, and lung cancer incidence was determined. Cox regression analysis was used to estimate hazard ratios (HRs) for lung cancer incidence...
May 2, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358254/risk-factors-related-with-retroperitoneal-laparoscopic-converted-to-open-nephrectomy-for-nonfunctioning-renal-tuberculosis
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Bo Xu, Jinghai Hu, Anxiang Chen, Yuanyuan Hao, GuoHui Liu, Chunxi Wang, Xiaoqing Wang
PURPOSE: The present study was designed to investigate the risk factors affecting the conversion to open surgery in retroperitoneal laparoscopic nephrectomy of nonfunctioning renal tuberculosis (TB). PATIENTS AND METHODS: The records of 144 patients who underwent a retroperitoneal laparoscopic nephrectomy procedure by a single surgeon were retrospectively reviewed. The following factors, including age, sex, body mass index (BMI), diabetes status, hypertension status, side of kidney, size of kidney, degree of calcification, mild perirenal extravasation, contralateral hydronephrosis, the time of anti-TB, and surgeon experience were analyzed...
June 2017: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276619/hospital-admissions-by-the-oldest-old-past-trends-in-one-of-the-most-ageing-countries-in-the-world
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Daniela Brandão, Oscar Ribeiro, Alberto Freitas, Constança Paúl
AIM: To examine discharges of octogenarians, nonagenarians and centenarians from Portuguese public hospitals, namely admission type, principal diagnoses, comorbidities and length of stay. METHODS: The present study used administrative data from public acute care hospitals in the Portuguese National Health Service. All discharges of persons aged ≥80 years between 2000 and 2014 were analyzed. HCUP Clinical Classifications Software was considered to aggregate principal diagnosis, and comorbidities were assessed using the Charlson Comorbidity Index computed using International Classification of Diseases 9th Revision Clinical Modification codes...
March 9, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214275/detection-of-pneumocystis-jirovecii-by-nested-pcr-in-hiv-negative-patients-with-pulmonary-disease
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Cristina Rodrigues Santos, Ângela M de Assis, Edson A Luz, Luzia Lyra, Ivan F Toro, José Claudio C Seabra, Dira H Daldin, Tathiane U Marcalto, Marcos T Galasso, Ronaldo F Macedo, Angélica Z Schreiber, Francisco H Aoki
BACKGROUND: Nested PCR can be used to determine the status of Pneumocystis jirovecii infection in other lung diseases. AIMS: This study sought to detect a target DNA fragment (mitochondrial large subunit rRNA or mtL SUrRNA) of P. jirovecii in patients with lung disease who underwent bronchoscopy with collection of bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL). METHODS: The results from toluidine blue staining were compared with those obtained using molecular methods that included an "in house" DNA extraction procedure, PCR and nested PCR...
February 14, 2017: Revista Iberoamericana de Micología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108140/steroid-treatment-in-ocular-tuberculosis-a-double-edged-sword
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S Souissi, T David, L Beral
INTRODUCTION: We report the case of a Caribbean patient with an atypical presentation of bilateral tuberculous chorioretinopathy. PATIENT AND METHODS: A 57-year-old woman, with hypertension and non-insulin dependent diabetes, was referred to our center for a sudden loss of vision in the right eye to hand motions. Ophthalmic examination revealed only right papilledema. Brain magnetic resonance imaging was normal. Laboratory examination revealed no signs of inflammation...
February 2017: Journal Français D'ophtalmologie
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