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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816610/tobacco-control-law-implementation-in-a-middle-income-country-transnational-tobacco-control-network-overcoming-tobacco-industry-opposition-in-colombia
#1
Randy Uang, Eric Crosbie, Stanton A Glantz
The objective of this paper is to examine the implementation of Colombia's tobacco control law. Methods involved are triangulated government legislation, news sources, and interviews with policy-makers and health advocates in Colombia. Colombia, a middle-income country, passed a tobacco control law in 2009 that included a prohibition on tobacco advertising, promotion, and sponsorship; and required pictorial health warning labels, ingredients disclosure, and a prohibition on individual cigarette sales. Tobacco companies challenged the implementation through litigation, tested government enforcement of advertising provisions and regulations on ingredients disclosure, and lobbied local governments to deprioritise policy responses to single cigarette sales...
August 17, 2017: Global Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813851/lokomat-therapy-in-colombia-current-state-and-cognitive-aspects
#2
Marcela Munera, Alexandra Marroquin, Laura Jimenez, Juan S Lara, Catalina Gomez, Sandra Rodriguez, Luis E Rodriguez, Carlos A Cifuentes
Neurological disorders frequently affect walking function which is one of the most fundamental skills to improve quality of life and autonomy, and Lokomat has been a key piece for gait's rehabilitation. In this study, a diagnosis about the development of the Robot-assisted therapy rehabilitation with Lokomat in Colombia is made. The study was performed by collecting some anthropometric and demographic data of the patients that use Lokomat, followed by a survey of cognitive aspects. With the purpose to compare the current state of the robotic therapies it was found that in Colombia the benefits of this treatment have not being fully exploited...
July 2017: IEEE ... International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics: [proceedings]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812667/greening-peace-in-colombia
#3
Brigitte Baptiste, Miguel Pinedo-Vasquez, Victor H Gutierrez-Velez, Germán I Andrade, Pablo Vieira, Lina M Estupiñán-Suárez, Maria C Londoño, William Laurance, Tien Ming Lee
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 1, 2017: Nature ecology & evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810908/relative-risk-estimation-of-dengue-disease-at-small-spatial-scale
#4
Daniel Adyro Martínez-Bello, Antonio López-Quílez, Alexander Torres Prieto
BACKGROUND: Dengue is a high incidence arboviral disease in tropical countries around the world. Colombia is an endemic country due to the favourable environmental conditions for vector survival and spread. Dengue surveillance in Colombia is based in passive notification of cases, supporting monitoring, prediction, risk factor identification and intervention measures. Even though the surveillance network works adequately, disease mapping techniques currently developed and employed for many health problems are not widely applied...
August 15, 2017: International Journal of Health Geographics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807587/prevention-of-suicide-with-regulations-aimed-at-restricting-access-to-highly-hazardous-pesticides-a-systematic-review-of-the-international-evidence
#5
David Gunnell, Duleeka Knipe, Shu-Sen Chang, Melissa Pearson, Flemming Konradsen, Won Jin Lee, Michael Eddleston
BACKGROUND: Pesticide self-poisoning accounts for 14-20% of suicides worldwide. Regulation aimed at restricting access to pesticides or banning highly hazardous pesticides is one approach to reducing these deaths. We systematically reviewed the evidence of the effectiveness of pesticide regulation in reducing the incidence of pesticide suicides and overall suicides. METHODS: We did a systematic review of the international evidence. We searched MEDLINE, PsycINFO, and Embase for studies published between Jan 1, 1960, and Dec 31, 2016, which investigated the effect of national or regional bans, and sales or import restrictions, on the availability of one or more pesticides and the incidence of suicide in different countries...
August 11, 2017: Lancet Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806479/zika-virus-disease-in-children-in-colombia-august-2015-to-may-2016
#6
Natalia Tolosa, Sarah C Tinker, Oscar Pacheco, Diana Valencia, Daniela Salas Botero, Van T Tong, Marcela Mercado, Suzanne M Gilboa, Maritza Gonzalez, Christina A Nelson, Lissethe Pardo, Carol Y Rao, Angélica Rico, Meredith Moore, Edgar Parra, Margaret A Honein, Martha L Ospina Martínez
BACKGROUND: Children are considered a potentially vulnerable population for Zika virus infection. However, data on paediatric Zika virus infection are sparse. METHODS: We analysed data from Colombia's national surveillance system during the 2015-2016 Zika virus outbreak on patients meeting the clinical case definition of Zika virus disease (ZVD) among children aged 1 month to 18 years to estimate incidence by demographic characteristics and characterize the occurrence of selected complications...
August 14, 2017: Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803069/estimating-the-reproductive-number-total-outbreak-size-and-reporting-rates-for-zika-epidemics-in-south-and-central-america
#7
Deborah P Shutt, Carrie A Manore, Stephen Pankavich, Aaron T Porter, Sara Y Del Valle
As South and Central American countries prepare for increased birth defects from Zika virus outbreaks and plan for mitigation strategies to minimize ongoing and future outbreaks, understanding important characteristics of Zika outbreaks and how they vary across regions is a challenging and important problem. We developed a mathematical model for the 2015/2016 Zika virus outbreak dynamics in Colombia, El Salvador, and Suriname. We fit the model to publicly available data provided by the Pan American Health Organization, using Approximate Bayesian Computation to estimate parameter distributions and provide uncertainty quantification...
July 13, 2017: Epidemics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802484/electrosurgery-for-the-treatment-of-moderate-or-severe-rhinophyma
#8
L F González, H Herrera, A Motta
Rhinophyma, a rare and progressive disfiguring condition, is thought to be the final stage of rosacea. Several surgical treatments are available, including dermabrasion, cryosurgery, scalpel excision, electrosurgery, and carbon dioxide laser. The last 2 techniques are the most effective for the management of rhinophyma. We describe a series of cases of moderate or severe rhinophyma treated with high-frequency electrosurgery in the dermatology department of Hospital Simón Bolivar and in private clinics in Bogota, Colombia, between 2012 and 2016...
August 9, 2017: Actas Dermo-sifiliográficas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800820/bacterial-diversity-of-the-colombian-fermented-milk-suero-coste%C3%A3-o-assessed-by-culturing-and-high-throughput-sequencing-and-dgge-analysis-of-16s-rrna-gene-amplicons
#9
Karina Edith Motato, Christian Milani, Marco Ventura, Francia Elena Valencia, Patricia Ruas-Madiedo, Susana Delgado
"Suero Costeño" (SC) is a traditional soured cream elaborated from raw milk in the Northern-Caribbean coast of Colombia. The natural microbiota that characterizes this popular Colombian fermented milk is unknown, although several culturing studies have previously been attempted. In this work, the microbiota associated with SC from three manufacturers in two regions, "Planeta Rica" (Córdoba) and "Caucasia" (Antioquia), was analysed by means of culturing methods in combination with high-throughput sequencing and DGGE analysis of 16S rRNA gene amplicons...
December 2017: Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795311/the-rise-of-female-sterilization-a-closer-look-at-colombia
#10
Beatriz M Folch, Sarah Betstadt, Dongmei Li, Natalie Whaley
Objective In the 1970s, OCPs and IUDs were the most popular contraceptive methods in Colombia. According to data from the most recent Demographic and Health Survey (DHS), sterilization has become the most common form of birth control in Colombia. This study aims to examine the characteristics of Colombian women desiring long-acting contraception. Methods This study uses the 2005 and 2010 Colombian DHS dataset. Women who choose long-acting contraception were divided into those using female sterilization and those using long-acting reversible contraception (LARC)...
August 9, 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795089/street-vending-and-informal-economy-survey-data-from-cali-colombia
#11
Lina M Martinez, Daniela Estrada
This data brief describes data collected in Cali, Colombia about the economic dynamic and socioeconomic conditions of street vendors in the city. The study was conducted between 2014 and 2016 in two populated sites in terms of formal and informal commerce in the city. We present the methodology followed in the study, location of street vending sites and type of data collected to approximate to the economic dimension of street vending. Data collected contains information about sociodemographic characteristics, life satisfaction, business operation and characteristics, income and expenses, official license for operation...
October 2017: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794984/seasonality-richness-and-prevalence-of-intestinal-parasites-of-three-neotropical-primates-alouatta-seniculus-ateles-hybridus-and-cebus-versicolor-in-a-fragmented-forest-in-colombia
#12
Silvia Rondón, Mario Ortiz, Cielo León, Nelson Galvis, Andrés Link, Camila González
Studies on parasites infecting non-human primates are essential to better understand the potential threat to humans of zoonoses transmission, particularly under the current processes of pervasive land use change and biodiversity loss. The natural ecosystems in the Middle Magdalena river basin in Colombia have suffered a dramatic reduction and transformation into pastures and agroindustrial monocultures, threatening their biodiversity, and probably affecting the dynamics between parasites and their hosts, as well as altering the disease transmission cycles between wild populations and humans...
December 2017: International Journal for Parasitology. Parasites and Wildlife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780978/seroprevalence-of-hepatitis-b-and-factors-potentially-associated-in-a-population-based-study-in-medellin-colombia
#13
David A Cadavid-Betancur, Marta C Ospina, Doracelly Hincapié-Palacio, Luz M Bernal-Restrepo, Seti Buitrago-Giraldo, Olga Perez-Toro, Eduardo Santacruz-Sanmartín, Viviana Lenis-Ballesteros, Rita Almanza-Payares, Francisco J Díaz
The seroprevalence of hepatitis B (HB) and of potentially associated factors in Medellin, Colombia, were investigated 17years after the start of universal vaccination. Biological and sociodemographic data from a population survey with a multistage random sampling were analyzed in 6-64year old individuals. HB surface antigen, total HB core antibodies and HB surface antibodies, and in some cases IgM antibodies to HB core antigen, were tested in 2077 samples. Factors potentially associated with and natural, and vaccine immunity relative to susceptibility (absence of any marker) were analyzed using a multinomial logistic regression...
August 3, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777801/freshwater-exchanges-and-surface-salinity-in-the-colombian-basin-caribbean-sea
#14
Emilio Beier, Gladys Bernal, Mauricio Ruiz-Ochoa, Eric Desmond Barton
Despite the heavy regional rainfall and considerable discharge of many rivers into the Colombian Basin, there have been few detailed studies about the dilution of Caribbean Surface Water and the variability of salinity in the southwestern Caribbean. An analysis of the precipitation, evaporation and runoff in relation to the climate variability demonstrates that although the salt balance in the Colombian Basin overall is in equilibrium, the area south of 12°N is an important dilution sub-basin. In the southwest of the basin, in the region of the Panama-Colombia Gyre, Caribbean Sea Water is diluted by precipitation and runoff year round, while in the northeast, off La Guajira, its salinity increases from December to May by upwelling...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777006/cancer-pain-management-recommendations-from-a-latin-american-experts-panel
#15
Yolanda Escobar Alvarez, Claudia Agamez Insignares, Monica Ahumada Olea, Olga Barajas, German Calderillo R, Jenny Cecilia Calvache Guamán, Ricardo Caponero, Benjamín A Cavenago Salazar, Auro Del Giglio, Ana Rocío Pupo Araya, Ricardo Villalobos-Valencia, Andrés Yepes Pérez, Nilda Zumelzu Delgado
Generating a consensus in the Latin-American region on cancer pain management is a current need. Thus a panel of Latin-American experts met in Madrid in March 2017 in order to review the published literature, discuss the best approach for cancer pain classification and evaluation and also make recommendations of pharmacological and nonpharmacological therapies for cancer pain management improvement in Latin-American countries. The result of that meeting is presented in this document. The experts participating were from Costa Rica, Mexico, Chile, Colombia, Peru, Brazil and Ecuador, and the project coordinator was from Spain...
August 4, 2017: Future Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776524/pulmonary-tuberculosis-in-a-pediatric-reference-hospital-in-bogot%C3%A3-colombia
#16
Luisa Fernanda Imbachí Yunda, Eileen Viviana Fonseca Sepúlveda, Kelly Christina Márquez Herrera, Germán Camacho Moreno
BACKGROUND: In Colombia, epidemiological and clinical information related to pediatric tuberculosis (TB) is scarce. Data are needed to define the impact of the disease and to strengthen measures for detection and treatment. It is proposed to analyze the pediatric population diagnosed with pulmonary TB in a national reference institution. METHODS: Retrospective observational study including pediatric patients with pulmonary and miliary TB, and pulmonary and extrapulmonary involvement, treated between January 1, 2008 and December 31, 2016...
July 2017: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774495/wild-and-domestic-animals-likely-involved-in-rickettsial-endemic-zones-of-northwestern-colombia
#17
Andrés F Londoño, Leidy Y Acevedo-Gutiérrez, Diana Marín, Verónica Contreras, Francisco J Díaz, Gustavo Valbuena, Marcelo B Labruna, Marylin Hidalgo, Margarita Arboleda, Salim Mattar, Sergio Solari, Juan D Rodas
Between 2006 and 2008, three outbreaks of human rickettsiosis occurred in Northwestern Colombia (municipalities of Necoclí, Los Córdobas and Turbo), with case fatality rates between 27% and 54%. The aim of this study was to determine previous exposure of wild and domestic animals to spotted fever group (SFG) rickettsiae through serological tests, to detect rickettsial evidence in their ectoparasites, and to analyze their possible role in the epidemiology of rickettsial diseases in this zone of the country...
July 21, 2017: Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769964/application-of-mycorrhiza-and-soil-from-a-permaculture-system-improved-phosphorus-acquisition-in-naranjilla
#18
Sarah Symanczik, Michelle Gisler, Cécile Thonar, Klaus Schlaeppi, Marcel Van der Heijden, Ansgar Kahmen, Thomas Boller, Paul Mäder
Naranjilla (Solanum quitoense) is a perennial shrub plant mainly cultivated in Ecuador, Colombia, and Central America where it represents an important cash crop. Current cultivation practices not only cause deforestation and large-scale soil degradation but also make plants highly susceptible to pests and diseases. The use of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) can offer a possibility to overcome these problems. AMF can act beneficially in various ways, for example by improving plant nutrition and growth, water relations, soil structure and stability and protection against biotic and abiotic stresses...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769705/a-new-species-of-the-genus-parachemmis-chickering-1937-from-colombia-araneae-corinnidae-corinninae
#19
Leonel Martinez, Eduardo Villarreal, Neis Martinez
The spider genus Parachemmis Chickering, 1937 (Araneae: Corinnidae: Corinninae) is reported from Colombia for the first time. Parachemmis julioblancoisp. n. Martinez-G & Villarreal is described and illustrated from the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Magdalena department. The exclusive morphology of the short and apically truncated retrolateral tibial apophysis and club-like tegular laminar process of the male palp indicates that the specimens described herein belong to a new species of Parachemmis. A map of the distribution of species in the genus is included...
2017: ZooKeys
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769671/a-new-species-of-semiarboreal-toad-of-the-rhinella-festae-group-anura-bufonidae-from-the-cordillera-azul-national-park-peru
#20
Juan C Cusi, Jiří Moravec, Edgar Lehr, Václav Gvoždík
A new semiarboreal species of the Rhinella festae group is described from montane forests of the Cordillera Azul National Park between 1245 and 1280 m a.s.l. in the Cordillera Oriental, San Martín region, northern Peru. The new species is morphologically and genetically compared with members of the Rhinella acrolopha group (former genus Rhamphophryne) and members of the R. festae group. The new species is characterized by its large size (female SVL 47.1-58.3 mm, n = 4), eight presacral vertebrae, fusion of the sacrum and coccyx, long protuberant snout, snout directed slightly anteroventral in lateral view, cranial crests moderately developed, absence of occipital crest, presence of tympanic membrane, dorsolateral rows of small conical tubercles extending from parotoid gland to groin, hands and feet with long digits, fingers basally webbed and toes moderately webbed...
2017: ZooKeys
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