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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812801/four-challenges-that-global-health-networks-face
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EDITORIAL
Jeremy Shiffman
Global health networks, webs of individuals and organizations with a shared concern for a particular condition, have proliferated over the past quarter century. They differ in their effectiveness, a factor that may help explain why resource allocations vary across health conditions and do not correspond closely with disease burden. Drawing on findings from recently concluded studies of eight global health networks-addressing alcohol harm, early childhood development (ECD), maternal mortality, neonatal mortality, pneumonia, surgically-treatable conditions, tobacco use, and tuberculosis-I identify four challenges that networks face in generating attention and resources for the conditions that concern them...
February 8, 2017: International Journal of Health Policy and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810997/cutaneous-leishmaniasis-in-a-saudi-arabian-soldier-stationed-in-the-united-states
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Kelly Laurent, Jason Susong, Eric Fillman, Simon Ritchie
BACKGROUND: Leishmaniasis is a common parasitic disease seen in many parts of the world, especially in areas where current U.S. and international forces are deployed. Approximately 350 million people are thought to be at risk of cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) with an annual incidence of 1.5 million cases. Over 90% of cutaneous infections with Leishmania occur in the Middle East, Brazil, and Peru. Outbreaks of CL may occur in military personnel deployed to endemic areas. Since the incubation period for symptomatic CL ranges from weeks to months, symptoms may not appear until well after returning to the United States...
July 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810863/multiple-essential-functions-of-plasmodium-falciparum-actin-1-during-malaria-blood-stage-development
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Sujaan Das, Leandro Lemgruber, Chwen L Tay, Jake Baum, Markus Meissner
BACKGROUND: The phylum Apicomplexa includes intracellular parasites causing immense global disease burden, the deadliest of them being the human malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum, which invades and replicates within erythrocytes. The cytoskeletal protein actin is well conserved within apicomplexans but divergent from mammalian actins, and was primarily reported to function during host cell invasion. However, novel invasion mechanisms have been described for several apicomplexans, and specific functions of the acto-myosin system are being reinvestigated...
August 15, 2017: BMC Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808642/burden-of-disease-attributable-to-vitamin-a-deficiency-in-iranian-population-aged-less-than-five-years-findings-from-the-global-burden-of-disease-study-2010
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Maryam Bahreynian, Mostafa Qorbani, Shohreh Naderimagham, Sara Nejatinamini, Asal Ataie-Jafari, Farshad Sharifi, Fahad Saqib, Alireza Khajavi, Morteza Mansourian, Ali Asghar Ahmadishokouh, Hamid Asayesh, Omid Safari, Roya Kelishadi
BACKGROUND: Vitamin A deficiency (VAD) is considered as one of the most serious public health concerns in developing countriesand the leading cause of mortality in under-five-year-old children.A large number of young children and pregnant women especially in low-income, non-industrialized communities are more susceptible to VAD. This study aims to report the burden of disease (BOD) attributable to VAD in Iranian population aged less than 5 years by using data of the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study 2010...
2017: Journal of Diabetes and Metabolic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808298/standards-for-arsenic-in-drinking-water-implications-for-policy-in-mexico
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Andrew T Fisher, Lizbeth López-Carrillo, Brenda Gamboa-Loira, Mariano E Cebrián
Global concern about arsenic in drinking water and its link to numerous diseases make translation of evidence-based research into national policy a priority. Delays in establishing a maximum contaminant level (MCL) to preserve health have increased the burden of disease and caused substantial and avoidable loss of life. The current Mexican MCL for arsenic in drinking water is 25 μg/l (2.5 times higher than the World Health Organization (WHO) recommendation from 1993). Mexico's struggles to set its arsenic MCL offer a compelling example of shortcomings in environmental health policy...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Public Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807188/the-global-burden-of-tuberculosis-mortality-in-children-a-mathematical-modelling-study
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Peter J Dodd, Courtney M Yuen, Charalambos Sismanidis, James A Seddon, Helen E Jenkins
BACKGROUND: Tuberculosis in children is increasingly recognised as an important component of the global tuberculosis burden, with an estimated 1 million cases in 2015. Although younger children are vulnerable to severe forms of tuberculosis disease, no age-disaggregated estimates of paediatric tuberculosis mortality exist, and tuberculosis has never been included in official estimates of under-5 child mortality. We aimed to produce a global mortality burden estimate in children using a complementary approach not dependent on vital registration data...
September 2017: Lancet Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803091/depression-a-major-contributor-to-poor-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-advanced-cancer
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K S Grotmol, H C Lie, M J Hjermstad, N Aass, D Currow, S Kaasa, T Å Moum, A Pigni, J H Loge
CONTEXT: Quality of life (QoL) and depression are important patient-reported outcomes in cancer care. However, the relative importance of depression severity in predicting QoL remains unclear due to few methodologically sound studies. OBJECTIVES: To examine whether depression contributes to impairment of QoL irrespective of prognostic factors and symptom burden. METHODS: 563 patients were included from the European Palliative Care Research Collaborative Study (EPCRC-CSA), an international, multi-centre, cross-sectional study...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802757/the-typhoid-vaccine-acceleration-consortium-tyvac-vaccine-effectiveness-study-designs-accelerating-the-introduction-of-typhoid-conjugate-vaccines-and-reducing-the-global-burden-of-enteric-fever-report-from-a-meeting-held-on-26-27-october-2016-oxford-uk
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James E Meiring, Malick Gibani
Typhoid fever is estimated to cause between 11.9-26.9 million infections globally each year with 129,000-216,510 deaths. Access to improved water sources have reduced disease incidence in parts of the world but the use of efficacious vaccines is seen as an important public health tool for countries with a high disease burden. A new generation of Vi typhoid conjugate vaccines (TCVs), licensed for use in young children and expected to provide longer lasting protection than previous vaccines, are now available...
August 9, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801876/tumor-dna-an-emerging-biomarker-in-head-and-neck-cancer
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Joseph A Bellairs, Rifat Hasina, Nishant Agrawal
Head and neck cancer (HNC) includes a diverse range of malignancies arising commonly from mucosal epithelia of the upper aerodigestive tract. Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC), the most common form of HNC, develops in the oral cavity, pharynx, and larynx and is associated with tobacco exposure, alcohol abuse, and infection with oncogenic viruses. Despite global advances in cancer care, HNSCC often presents with advanced disease and is associated with poor 5-year survival of ~50%. Genotyping tumor tissue to guide clinical decision-making is becoming commonplace in modern oncology, but in the management of HNSCC, tissue biopsies with cytopathology or histopathology remain the mainstay for diagnosis...
August 12, 2017: Cancer Metastasis Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800936/associations-between-dietary-salt-potassium-and-blood-pressure-in%C3%A2-south-african-adults-who-sage-wave-2-salt-tobacco
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L J Ware, K Charlton, A E Schutte, M Cockeran, N Naidoo, P Kowal
BACKGROUND & AIMS: In June 2016, South Africa implemented legislation mandating maximum sodium levels in a range of processed foods with a goal of reducing population salt intake and disease burden from hypertension. Our aim was to explore the relationship between salt and blood pressure (BP) in a subsample of the World Health Organization Study on global AGEing and adult health (SAGE) Wave 2 before implementation of legislation in South Africa. METHODS & RESULTS: Blood pressure (BP) was measured in triplicate (n = 2722; median age 56 years; 33% male) and 24-h urine collected in a nested subsample (n = 526) for sodium, potassium and creatinine analysis...
July 8, 2017: Nutrition, Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Diseases: NMCD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799580/risk-prediction-of-acute-kidney-injury-by-timp-2-%C3%A2-igfbp7
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M Kimmel, M Schanz, M D Alscher
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common syndrome with increased mortality, a heavy burden of illness and high cost. The Kidney Disease Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) criteria for staging of AKI have been validated in large patient cohorts and classify AKI into three stages. In order to achieve prevention or early therapy, the focus of scientific interest is early detection and risk prediction of AKI. The combination of the two cell cycle arrest markers [TIMP-2]·[IGFBP7] in the urine shows good results in the risk prediction of AKI in different clinical settings (intensive care medicine, sepsis, cardiac surgery, emergency department)...
June 2017: Drugs of Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799008/surgical-resources-in-south-africa-an-international-comparison-and-deficit-calculation
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A J Dell, D Kahn
BACKGROUND: Surgical conditions lead to premature death and disability resulting in a massive economic burden. Contributing to this global crisis is the lack of data on the limited surgical infrastructure and workforce in many low- and middle-income countries. METHODS: This study involved a descriptive analysis of surgical resources in South Africa and included the total number of hospitals, number of hospital beds, number of surgical beds, number of general surgeons, and the number of functional operating theatres...
August 10, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797498/interventions-to-enhance-testing-linkage-to-care-and-treatment-uptake-for-hepatitis-c-virus-infection-among-people-who-inject-drugs-a-systematic-review
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Sahar Bajis, Gregory J Dore, Behzad Hajarizadeh, Evan B Cunningham, Lisa Maher, Jason Grebely
BACKGROUND: The burden of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is escalating among people who inject drugs (PWID), yet testing and treatment remains suboptimal. The aim of this systematic review was to evaluate the effectiveness of interventions to enhance HCV testing, linkage to care, and treatment uptake among PWID. METHODS: A systematic literature search of Medline (Ovid 1946 - present), Embase, Global Health, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, PsycINFO, Clinical Trials Registry, and Web of Science was conducted covering interventional studies published before 20 July 2016...
August 7, 2017: International Journal on Drug Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797493/allergic-and-noninvasive-infectious-pulmonary-aspergillosis-syndromes
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REVIEW
Eavan G Muldoon, Mary E Strek, Karen C Patterson
Aspergillus spp are ubiquitous in the environment, and inhalation of Aspergillus spores is unavoidable. An intact immune system, with normal airway function, protects most people from disease. Globally, however, the toll from aspergillosis is high. The literature has largely focused on invasive aspergillosis, yet the burden in terms of chronicity and prevalence is higher for noninvasive Aspergillus conditions. This article discusses allergic aspergilloses and provides an update on the diagnosis and management of allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis, including in patients with cystic fibrosis, and an update on severe asthma with fungal sensitization...
September 2017: Clinics in Chest Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797132/-possibilities-for-universities-to-influence-global-pricing-of-medicines
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Philipp Jaehn, Johannes Inhoffen, Jana Scheer, Felix Streicher, Anna Gesine Huhn, Christopher Lance
People in countries of the global south are affected by a unique spectrum of diseases, while costs for health care are a huge burden in the context of poverty. Furthermore, non-communicable diseases increasingly play a role in these countries. The management of translational research, potential clinical applications and marketing of new drugs in Germany is thus getting more and more important for global health. Regarding this, universities have a particular responsibility for two reasons. First, through basic research, they contribute significantly to the development of new medicines...
July 2017: Das Gesundheitswesen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796782/a-new-perspective-on-cutaneous-leishmaniasis-implications-for-global-prevalence-and-burden-of-disease-estimates
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Freddie Bailey, Karina Mondragon-Shem, Peter Hotez, José Antonio Ruiz-Postigo, Waleed Al-Salem, Álvaro Acosta-Serrano, David H Molyneux
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794021/structure-based-design-of-hepatitis-c-virus-vaccines-that-elicit-neutralizing-antibody-responses-to-a-conserved-epitope
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Brian G Pierce, Elisabeth N Boucher, Kurt H Piepenbrink, Monir Ejemel, Chelsea A Rapp, William D Thomas, Eric J Sundberg, Zhiping Weng, Yang Wang
Despite recent advances in therapeutic options, hepatitis C virus (HCV) remains a severe global disease burden, and a vaccine can substantially reduce its incidence. Due to its extremely high sequence variability, HCV can readily escape the immune response, thus an effective vaccine must target conserved, functionally important epitopes. Using the structure of a broadly neutralizing antibody in complex with a conserved linear epitope from the HCV E2 envelope glycoprotein (residues 412-423; epitope I), we performed structure-based design of immunogens to induce antibody responses to this epitope...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793240/cultural-values-and-the-prevalence-of-mental-disorders-in-25-countries-a-secondary-data-analysis
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Eva Heim, Iris Wegmann, Andreas Maercker
RATIONALE: The prevalence of common mental disorders (CMDs, i.e., depression and anxiety) worldwide is substantial, and prevalence rates are higher in high-income than in low- and middle-income countries. This difference might reflect both underlying prevalence rates as well as the measurement model used in cross-national epidemiological studies. Schwartz' cultural values provide a meaningful taxonomy to describe 'culture' and to examine how culture affects both the aetiology and phenomenology of CMDs...
July 29, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792412/evolutionary-public-health-introducing-the-concept
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REVIEW
Jonathan C K Wells, Randolph M Nesse, Rebecca Sear, Rufus A Johnstone, Stephen C Stearns
The emerging discipline of evolutionary medicine is breaking new ground in understanding why people become ill. However, the value of evolutionary analyses of human physiology and behaviour is only beginning to be recognised in the field of public health. Core principles come from life history theory, which analyses the allocation of finite amounts of energy between four competing functions-maintenance, growth, reproduction, and defence. A central tenet of evolutionary theory is that organisms are selected to allocate energy and time to maximise reproductive success, rather than health or longevity...
July 29, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792274/global-regional-and-national-prevalence-incidence-and-disability-adjusted-life-years-for-oral-conditions-for-195-countries-1990-2015-a-systematic-analysis-for-the-global-burden-of-diseases-injuries-and-risk-factors
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N J Kassebaum, A G C Smith, E Bernabé, T D Fleming, A E Reynolds, T Vos, C J L Murray, W Marcenes
The Global Burden of Disease 2015 study aims to use all available data of sufficient quality to generate reliable and valid prevalence, incidence, and disability-adjusted life year (DALY) estimates of oral conditions for the period of 1990 to 2015. Since death as a direct result of oral diseases is rare, DALY estimates were based on years lived with disability, which are estimated only on those persons with unmet need for dental care. We used our data to assess progress toward the Federation Dental International, World Health Organization, and International Association for Dental Research's oral health goals of reducing the level of oral diseases and minimizing their impact by 2020...
April 2017: Journal of Dental Research
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