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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316933/-the-system-here-isn-t-on-patients-side-perspectives-of-women-and-men-on-the-barriers-to-accessing-and-utilizing-maternal-healthcare-services-in-south-sudan
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Ngatho S Mugo, Michael J Dibley, Eliaba Yona Damundu, Ashraful Alam
BACKGROUND: In fragile and war-affected setting such as South Sudan, a combination of physical environmental, socioeconomic factors and healthcare's characteristic contributes to higher rates of home delivery attended by unskilled attendants. This study aims to understand the community members' experience, perceptions and the barriers in relation to accessing and utilizing maternal healthcare services in South Sudan. METHODS: We conducted in-depth one-on-one interview with 30 women and 15 men to investigate their perspectives on the barriers to access maternal and child health related services...
January 9, 2018: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304083/combined-evaluation-of-sexually-transmitted-infections-in-hiv-infected-pregnant-women-and-infant-hiv-transmission
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Kristina Adachi, Jiahong Xu, Nava Yeganeh, Margaret Camarca, Mariza G Morgado, D Heather Watts, Lynne M Mofenson, Valdilea G Veloso, Jose Henrique Pilotto, Esau Joao, Glenda Gray, Gerhard Theron, Breno Santos, Rosana Fonseca, Regis Kreitchmann, Jorge Pinto, Marisa M Mussi-Pinhata, Mariana Ceriotto, Daisy Maria Machado, Yvonne J Bryson, Beatriz Grinsztejn, Jack Moye, Jeffrey D Klausner, Claire C Bristow, Ruth Dickover, Mark Mirochnick, Karin Nielsen-Saines
BACKGROUND: Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) including Chlamydia trachomatis (CT), Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG), Treponema pallidum (TP), and cytomegalovirus (CMV) may lead to adverse pregnancy and infant outcomes. The role of combined maternal STIs in HIV mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) was evaluated in mother-infant pairs from NICHD HPTN 040. METHODOLOGY: Urine samples from HIV-infected pregnant women during labor were tested by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for CT, NG, and CMV...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29258561/a-pilot-investigation-on-dna-methylation-modifications-associated-with-complex-posttraumatic-symptoms-in-elderly-traumatized-in-childhood
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Zoya Marinova, Andreas Maercker, Edna Grünblatt, Tomasz K Wojdacz, Susanne Walitza
OBJECTIVE: Complex posttraumatic stress disorder (CPTSD) is a newly proposed diagnosis in the International Classification of Diseases-version 11, which is currently intensively investigated. Childhood trauma is regarded as main source of CPTSD symptoms, even in later life. Induction of DNA methylation changes by childhood trauma may contribute to its long-lasting adverse health consequences. The current study analyzed the correlation of genome-wide DNA methylation profiles with complex posttraumatic sequelae in buccal epithelial cells from 31 elderly former indentured child laborers (Verdingkinder) using the Infinium Illumina 450k Human DNA methylation chip...
December 19, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248095/new-findings-on-child-marriage-in-sub-saharan-africa
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Suzanne Petroni, Mara Steinhaus, Natacha Stevanovic Fenn, Kirsten Stoebenau, Amy Gregowski
Despite increasing global attention and commitments by countries to end the harmful practice of child marriage, each year some 15 million girls marry before the age of 18. The preponderance of the evidence produced historically on child marriage comes from South Asia, where the vast majority of child brides live. Far less attention has been paid to child marriage in sub-Saharan Africa, where prevalence rates remain high. The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) recently conducted research in Kenya, Senegal, Uganda, and Zambia to contribute to greater understanding of the drivers of child marriage in each of these contexts...
September 2017: Annals of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240046/what-is-the-origin-of-the-italian-term-medico-competente
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Michele Augusto Riva, Francesco Carnevale
BACKGROUND: The meaning of the term "medico competente" - usually adopted in Italy to indicate the occupational physician - is little known. OBJECTIVES: To describe the origins of the word "medico competente" in Italy. METHODS: We conducted a comprehensive analysis of the Italian legislation from the end of the nineteenth century to the present day. RESULTS: In the United Kingdom, occupational physicians were originally named as "certifying surgeon" (1833) and "appointed surgeon" (1860)...
December 14, 2017: La Medicina del Lavoro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236838/birth-plan-compliance-and-its-relation-to-maternal-and-neonatal-outcomes
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Pedro Hidalgo-Lopezosa, María Hidalgo-Maestre, Maria Aurora Rodríguez-Borrego
OBJECTIVE: to know the degree of fulfillment of the requests that women reflect in their birth plans and to determine their influence on the main obstetric and neonatal outcomes. METHOD: retrospective, descriptive and analytical study with 178 women with birth plans in third-level hospital. Inclusion criteria: low risk gestation, cephalic presentation, single childbirth, delivered at term. Scheduled and urgent cesareans without labor were excluded. A descriptive and inferential analysis of the variables was performed...
December 11, 2017: Revista Latino-americana de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232623/determinants-of-child-maltreatment-in-nepal-results-from-the-2014-nepal-multiple-indicator-cluster-survey-the-2014-nmics
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Madhu Sudhan Atteraya, Nasser B Ebrahim, Shreejana Gnawali
We examined the prevalence of child maltreatment as measured by the level of physical (moderate to severe) and emotional abuse and child labor, and the associated household level determinants of child maltreatment in Nepal. We used a nationally representative data set from the fifth round of the Nepal Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (the 2014 NMICS). The main independent variables were household level characteristics. Dependent variables included child experience of moderate to severe physical abuse, emotional abuse, and child labor (domestic work and economic activities)...
December 9, 2017: Child Abuse & Neglect
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232377/association-between-infrastructure-and-observed-quality-of-care-in-4-healthcare-services-a-cross-sectional-study-of-4-300-facilities-in-8-countries
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Hannah H Leslie, Zeye Sun, Margaret E Kruk
BACKGROUND: It is increasingly apparent that access to healthcare without adequate quality of care is insufficient to improve population health outcomes. We assess whether the most commonly measured attribute of health facilities in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs)-the structural inputs to care-predicts the clinical quality of care provided to patients. METHODS AND FINDINGS: Service Provision Assessments are nationally representative health facility surveys conducted by the Demographic and Health Survey Program with support from the US Agency for International Development...
December 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216830/factors-associated-with-birth-preparedness-and-complication-readiness-in-southern-ethiopia-a-community-based-cross-sectional-study
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Eshetu Andarge, Aderajew Nigussie, Mekitie Wondafrash
BACKGROUND: Birth preparedness and complication readiness (BP/CR) is a strategy to promote use of skilled maternal and neonatal care so that they can get timely skilled care, particularly during child birth. There is minimal evidence on the factors associated with BP/CR among pregnant women in Ethiopia. Hence, this study aimed to assess the factors influencing BP/CR among pregnant women in Southern Ethiopia for the purpose of improving utilization of skilled attendant at birth. METHODS: A community based cross-sectional study was conducted among 707 pregnant women in Southern Ethiopia in March 2015...
December 8, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211491/complications-and-care-related-to-pregnancy-labor-and-delivery-among-active-component-service-women-u-s-armed-forces-2012-2016
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Shauna Stahlman, Catherine T Witkop, Leslie L Clark, Stephen B Taubman
Diagnoses of "complications of pregnancy, childbirth, and the puerperium" include both morbid complications and indications for routine care of pregnant women. During 2012-2016, a total of 55,601 U.S. service members with live births (n=63,879) had 657,060 medical encounters with primary diagnoses of "pregnancy complications." The most frequent diagnoses were "other" specified conditions complicating pregnancy, childbirth, or the puerperium. Numbers of medical encounters with a primary (first-listed) diagnosis of any pregnancy-related complication or indication for care decreased marginally each year between 2012 (n=178,703) and 2016 (n=146,282)...
November 2017: MSMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211258/child-labor-and-severe-functioning-difficulties-and-disability-in-mexican-children-and-adolescents-5-17-years-of-age
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Aremis Villalobos, Filipa de Castro, Rosalba Rojas, Betania Allen-Leigh, Celia Hubert, Diana Avendaño-Badillo, Martín Romero, Agustín Vázquez-García, Tonatiuh Barrientos-Gutiérrez, Eduardo Lazcano-Ponce
OBJECTIVE: To describe the characteristics of Mexican children and adolescents 5-17 years with severe functioning difficulties and disability and explore their participation in child labor. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Using data from the National Survey of Boys, Girls and Women in Mexico 2015 we estimated prevalence of functioning difficulties and disability and used logistic regression to explore the association between this condition and child labor. RESULTS: While 11...
July 2017: Salud Pública de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211255/severe-functional-difficulties-and-disabilities-in-children-and-adolescents-and-the-sustainable-development-goals
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Filipa de Castro, Celia Hubert, Erika Strand, Eva Prado, Ariela Braverman
OBJECTIVE: To report prevalence of severe child functional difficulties and disability (CFD) in a nationally representative sample of 2 to 17 year-old children in Mexico and describe the inequities faced by children with CFD in relation to a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)-related outcomes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Using data from the National Survey of Children and Women (ENIM 2015) we estimate prevalence with 95% confidence intervals for the selected indicators...
July 2017: Salud Pública de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201427/predictors-of-long-acting-and-permanent-contraceptive-methods-utilization-among-women-in-rural-north-shoa-ethiopia
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Fantahun Ayenew Mekonnen, Wassie Negash Mekonnen, Solomon Hailemeskel Beshah
Background: According to available evidence, one in three married women in Ethiopia tends to avoid multiple children. On the other hand, women using Long Acting and Permanent Contraceptive Methods (LAPMs) are just 5 %. So, we aimed at identifying the factors associated with the utilization of LAPMs. Methods: We conducted a community based unmatched case control study among married women living in the rural areas of North Shoa zone, Ethiopia, in March 2015. The cases were married women using LAPMs, while controls were married women who were using modern short term methods...
2017: Contraception and Reproductive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194846/supply-side-effects-from-public-insurance-expansions-evidence-from-physician-labor-markets
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Alice Chen, Anthony T Lo Sasso, Michael R Richards
Medicaid and the Child Health Insurance Programs (CHIP) are key sources of coverage for U.S. children. Established in 1997, CHIP allocated $40 billion of federal funds across the first 10 years but continued support required reauthorization. After 2 failed attempts in Congress, CHIP was finally reauthorized and significantly expanded in 2009. Although much is known about the demand-side policy effects, much less is understood about the policy's impact on providers. In this paper, we leverage a unique physician dataset to examine if and how pediatricians responded to the expansion of the public insurance program...
December 1, 2017: Health Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180462/global-human-trafficking-and-child-victimization
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REVIEW
Jordan Greenbaum, Nia Bodrick
Trafficking of children for labor and sexual exploitation violates basic human rights and constitutes a major global public health problem. Pediatricians and other health care professionals may encounter victims who present with infections, injuries, posttraumatic stress disorder, suicidality, or a variety of other physical or behavioral health conditions. Preventing child trafficking, recognizing victimization, and intervening appropriately require a public health approach that incorporates rigorous research on the risk factors, health impact, and effective treatment options for child exploitation as well as implementation and evaluation of primary prevention programs...
December 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168162/house-parties-an-innovative-model-for-outreach-and-community-based-health-education
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Timika Anderson-Reeves, Jacqueline Goodman, Brian Bragg, Chelsey Leruth
Purpose To connect low resource communities to innovative services that address gaps in health access and knowledge. Description We describe the house party model, as a community-based workshop approach to health education developed by the Westside Healthy Start program (WHS) in Chicago, Illinois. Key elements of the WHS house party model include use of community health workers as facilitators, collaboration with participants and community-based organizations, referrals to health care and social services, and engagement strategies such as interactive activities, personal stories, and discussion...
November 22, 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167579/the-first-1000-days-of-life-factors-associated-with-childhood-asthma-symptoms-brisa-cohort-brazil
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Joelma Ximenes Prado Teixeira Nascimento, Cecilia Claudia Costa Ribeiro, Rosângela Fernandes Lucena Batista, Maria Teresa Seabra Soares de Britto Alves, Vanda Maria Ferreira Simões, Luana Lopes Padilha, Viviane Cunha Cardoso, Elcio Oliveira Vianna, Heloisa Bettiol, Marco Antonio Barbieri, Antônio Augusto Moura Da Silva
This prospective study used data from the BRISA Cohort, São Luís, Brazil (n = 1140) and analyzed associations between environmental factors up to the first 1000 days of life and "Childhood Asthma Symptoms". "Childhood Asthma Symptoms" was a latent variable based on the number of wheezing episodes, emergency care visit due to wheezing, diagnosis of asthma and diagnosis of rhinitis. A theoretical model that included prenatal factors (socioeconomic status, pregestational body mass index-BMI, soft drink and junk food consumption), birth factors (gestational age, smoking and diseases during pregnancy, birth weight and type of delivery), first year of life factors (breastfeeding, environmental aeroallergens and respiratory diseases) and BMI z-score in the second year of life, was analyzed by structural equation modeling...
November 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143622/lives-saved-tool-list-costing-a-module-to-examine-costs-and-prioritize-interventions
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Lori A Bollinger, Rachel Sanders, William Winfrey, Adebiyi Adesina
BACKGROUND: Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals will require careful allocation of resources in order to achieve the highest impact. The Lives Saved Tool (LiST) has been used widely to calculate the impact of maternal, neonatal and child health (MNCH) interventions for program planning and multi-country estimation in several Lancet Series commissions. As use of the LiST model increases, many have expressed a desire to cost interventions within the model, in order to support budgeting and prioritization of interventions by countries...
November 7, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143618/using-the-missed-opportunity-tool-as-an-application-of-the-lives-saved-tool-list-for-intervention-prioritization
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Yvonne Tam, Luwei Pearson
BACKGROUND: The Missed Opportunity tool was developed as an application in the Lives Saved Tool (LiST) to allow users to quickly compare the relative impact of interventions. Global Financing Facility (GFF) investment cases have been identified as a potential application of the Missed Opportunity analyses in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Ethiopia, Kenya, and Tanzania, to use 'lives saved' as a normative factor to set priorities. METHODS: The Missed Opportunity analysis draws on data and methods in LiST to project maternal, stillbirth, and child deaths averted based on changes in interventions' coverage...
November 7, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141707/importance-and-contribution-of-community-social-and-healthcare-risk-factors-for-hepatitis-c-infection-in-pakistan
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Adam Trickey, Margaret T May, Charlotte Davies, Huma Qureshi, Saeed Hamid, Hassan Mahmood, Quaid Saeed, Matthew Hickman, Nancy Glass, Francisco Averhoff, Peter Vickerman
Pakistan has a high prevalence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, estimated at 4.9% (2,290/46,843) in the 2007 national HCV seroprevalence survey. We used data from this survey to assess the importance of risk factor associations with HCV prevalence in Pakistan. Exposures were grouped as community (going to the barbers, sharing smoking equipment, having an ear/nose piercing, tattoo, or acupuncture), healthcare (ever having hemodialysis, blood transfusion, or ≥ 5 injections in the last year), demographic (marital status and age), and socio-economic (illiterate or laborer)...
October 16, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
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