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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086893/seasonal-variation-in-geographical-access-to-maternal-health-services-in-regions-of-southern-mozambique
#1
Prestige Tatenda Makanga, Nadine Schuurman, Charfudin Sacoor, Helena Edith Boene, Faustino Vilanculo, Marianne Vidler, Laura Magee, Peter von Dadelszen, Esperança Sevene, Khátia Munguambe, Tabassum Firoz
BACKGROUND: Geographic proximity to health facilities is a known determinant of access to maternal care. Methods of quantifying geographical access to care have largely ignored the impact of precipitation and flooding. Further, travel has largely been imagined as unimodal where one transport mode is used for entire journeys to seek care. This study proposes a new approach for modeling potential spatio-temporal access by evaluating the impact of precipitation and floods on access to maternal health services using multiple transport modes, in southern Mozambique...
January 13, 2017: International Journal of Health Geographics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081507/occurrence-fate-and-environmental-risk-of-linear-alkylbenzene-sulfonate-in-the-langat-and-selangor-river-basins-malaysia
#2
Nobumitsu Sakai, Junichi Shirasaka, Yasuto Matsui, Mohd Redzuan Ramli, Kousuke Yoshida, Mustafa Ali Mohd, Minoru Yoneda
Five homologs (C10-C14) of linear alkylbenzene sulfonate (LAS) were quantitated in surface water collected in the Langat and Selangor River basins using liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS). A geographic information system (GIS) was used to spatially analyze the occurrence of LAS in both river basins, and the LAS contamination associated with the population was elucidated by spatial analysis at a sub-basin level. The LAS concentrations in the dissolved phase (<0.45 μm) and 4 fractions separated by particle size (<0...
December 31, 2016: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077563/the-bioc-biogrid-corpus-full-text-articles-annotated-for-curation-of-protein-protein-and-genetic-interactions
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Rezarta Islamaj Doğan, Sun Kim, Andrew Chatr-Aryamontri, Christie S Chang, Rose Oughtred, Jennifer Rust, W John Wilbur, Donald C Comeau, Kara Dolinski, Mike Tyers
A great deal of information on the molecular genetics and biochemistry of model organisms has been reported in the scientific literature. However, this data is typically described in free text form and is not readily amenable to computational analyses. To this end, the BioGRID database systematically curates the biomedical literature for genetic and protein interaction data. This data is provided in a standardized computationally tractable format and includes structured annotation of experimental evidence. BioGRID curation necessarily involves substantial human effort by expert curators who must read each publication to extract the relevant information...
2017: Database: the Journal of Biological Databases and Curation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077095/geographic-information-system-for-improving-maternal-and-newborn-health-recommendations-for-policy-and-programs
#4
Yordanos B Molla, Barbara Rawlins, Prestige Tatenda Makanga, Marc Cunningham, Juan Eugenio Hernández Ávila, Corrine Warren Ruktanonchai, Kavita Singh, Sylvia Alford, Mira Thompson, Vikas Dwivedi, Allisyn C Moran, Zoe Matthews
This correspondence argues and offers recommendations for how Geographic Information System (GIS) applied to maternal and newborn health data could potentially be used as part of the broader efforts for ending preventable maternal and newborn mortality. These recommendations were generated from a technical consultation on reporting and mapping maternal deaths that was held in Washington, DC from January 12 to 13, 2015 and hosted by the United States Agency for International Development's (USAID) global Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP)...
January 11, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070855/place-and-child-health-the-interaction-of-population-density-and-sanitation-in-developing-countries
#5
Payal Hathi, Sabrina Haque, Lovey Pant, Diane Coffey, Dean Spears
A long literature in demography has debated the importance of place for health, especially children's health. In this study, we assess whether the importance of dense settlement for infant mortality and child height is moderated by exposure to local sanitation behavior. Is open defecation (i.e., without a toilet or latrine) worse for infant mortality and child height where population density is greater? Is poor sanitation is an important mechanism by which population density influences child health outcomes? We present two complementary analyses using newly assembled data sets, which represent two points in a trade-off between external and internal validity...
January 9, 2017: Demography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070324/glycemic-index-of-some-local-staples-in-ghana
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Divine Eli-Cophie, Jacob K Agbenorhevi, Reginald A Annan
Glycemic index (GI), a measure of blood glucose level as influenced by foods has become a concern due to the increasing cases of diabetes in Ghana. In spite of this, little is known of the GI of commonly consumed carbohydrate-rich foods of the Ghanaian diet. The GI of five Ghanaian staples: fufu (locally pounded), kenkey (Ga), banku, Tuo Zaafi (TZ), and fufu (Processed powder) were determined in a crossover trial among 10 healthy nondiabetics. Participants were given 50 g portions of pure glucose on two different occasions and subsequently the test foods containing 50 g available carbohydrates...
January 2017: Food Science & Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068339/effect-of-climatic-factors-and-population-density-on-the-distribution-of-dengue-in-sri-lanka-a-gis-based-evaluation-for-prediction-of-outbreaks
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Pdnn Sirisena, Faseeha Noordeen, Harithra Kurukulasuriya, Thanuja Alar Romesh, LakKumar Fernando
Dengue is one of the major hurdles to the public health in Sri Lanka, causing high morbidity and mortality. The present study focuses on the use of geographical information systems (GIS) to map and evaluate the spatial and temporal distribution of dengue in Sri Lanka from 2009 to 2014 and to elucidate the association of climatic factors with dengue incidence. Epidemiological, population and meteorological data were collected from the Epidemiology Unit, Department of Census and Statistics and the Department of Meteorology of Sri Lanka...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060913/analysis-of-the-spatial-organization-of-pastures-as-a-contact-network-implications-for-potential-disease-spread-and-biosecurity-in-livestock-france-2010
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Aurore Palisson, Aurélie Courcoul, Benoit Durand
The use of pastures is part of common herd management practices for livestock animals, but contagion between animals located on neighbouring pastures is one of the major modes of infectious disease transmission between herds. At the population level, this transmission is strongly constrained by the spatial organization of pastures. The aim of this study was to answer two questions: (i) is the spatial configuration of pastures favourable to the spread of infectious diseases in France? (ii) would biosecurity measures allow decreasing this vulnerability? Based on GIS data, the spatial organization of pastures was represented using networks...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056726/community-mapping-of-sex-work-criminalization-and-violence-impacts-on-hiv-treatment-interruptions-among-marginalized-women-living-with-hiv-in-vancouver-canada
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Shira M Goldenberg, Kathleen Deering, Ofer Amram, Silvia Guillemi, Paul Nguyen, Julio Montaner, Kate Shannon
Despite the high HIV burden faced by sex workers, data on access and retention in antiretroviral therapy (ART) are limited. Using an innovative spatial epidemiological approach, we explored how the social geography of sex work criminalization and violence impacts HIV treatment interruptions among sex workers living with HIV in Vancouver over a 3.5-year period. Drawing upon data from a community-based cohort (AESHA, 2010-2013) and linked external administrative data on ART dispensation, GIS mapping and multivariable logistic regression with generalized estimating equations to prospectively examine the effects of spatial criminalization and violence near women's places of residence on 2-day ART interruptions...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of STD & AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055280/spatiotemporal-patterns-of-childhood-asthma-hospitalization-and-utilization-in-memphis-metropolitan-area-from-2005-to-2015
#10
Tonny J Oyana, Pradeep Podila, Jagila Minso Wesley, Slawo M Lomnicki, Stephania A Cormier
OBJECTIVE: To identify key risk factors and explain spatiotemporal patterns of childhood asthma in the Memphis Metropolitan Area (MMA) over an 11-year period (2005 to 2015). We hypothesize that in the MMA region this burden is more prevalent among urban children living south, downtown, and north of Memphis than other areas. METHODS: We used a large-scale longitudinal electronic health record database from an integrated healthcare system, GIS, statistical, and space-time models to study spatiotemporal distributions of childhood asthma at census-tract level...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051366/mapping-of-malaria-vectors-at-district-level-in-india-changing-scenario-and-identified-gaps
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Poonam Singh, Mercy Aparna L Lingala, Soma Sarkar, Ramesh C Dhiman
Malaria is one of the six major vector-borne diseases in India, the endemicity of which changes with changes in ecological, climatic, and sociodevelopmental conditions. The anopheline vectors are greatly affected by ecological conditions such as deforestation, urbanization, climate and lifestyle. Despite the advent of tools such as Geographic Information System (GIS), the updated information on the distribution of anopheline vectors of malaria is not available. In India, the plan for vector control is organized at subcentral level but information about vectors is unavailable even at the district level...
January 4, 2017: Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049088/geospatial-assessment-of-bioenergy-land-use-and-its-impacts-on-soil-erosion-in-the-u-s-midwest
#12
William M SooHoo, Cuizhen Wang, Huixuan Li
Agricultural land use change, especially corn expansion since 2000s, has been accelerating to meet the growing bioenergy demand of the United States. This study identifies the environmentally sensitive lands (ESLs) in the U.S. Midwest using the distance-weighted Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation (RUSLE) associated with bioenergy land uses extracted from USDA Cropland Data Layers. The impacts of soil erosion to downstream wetlands and waterbodies in the river basin are counted in the RUSLE with an inverse distance weighting approach...
December 31, 2016: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043740/health-conditions-in-rural-areas-with-high-livestock-density-analysis-of-seven-consecutive-years
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Christel E van Dijk, Jan-Paul Zock, Christos Baliatsas, Lidwien A M Smit, Floor Borlée, Peter Spreeuwenberg, Dick Heederik, C Joris Yzermans
Previous studies investigating health conditions of individuals living near livestock farms generally assessed short time windows. We aimed to take time-specific differences into account and to compare the prevalence of various health conditions over seven consecutive years. The sample consisted of 156,690 individuals registered in 33 general practices in a (rural) area with a high livestock density and 101,015 patients from 23 practices in other (control) areas in the Netherlands. Prevalence of health conditions were assessed using 2007-2013 electronic health record (EHR) data...
December 30, 2016: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039862/isolation-and-high-dimensional-phenotyping-of-gastrointestinal-immune-cells
#14
Bruna Araujo David, Stephen Rubino, Thais Garcias Moreira, Maria Alice Freitas Lopes, Alan Moreira de Araújo, Nicole E Paul, Rafael Machado Rezende, Gustavo Batista Menezes
The gastrointestinal immune system (GIS) plays a pivotal role in the host relationship with food antigens, the homeostatic microbiome, and enteric pathogens. Here, we describe how to collect and process liver and intestinal samples to efficiently isolate and analyse resident immune cells. Furthermore, we describe a step-by-step methodology showing how to high-dimensionally immunophenotype resident leukocytes using cytometry by time of flight (CyTOF), providing a well-characterized antibody platform that allows the identification of every leukocyte subset simultaneously...
December 31, 2016: Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034756/atgis-a-c2h2-zinc-finger-transcription-factor-from-arabidopsis-regulates-glandular-trichome-development-through-ga-signaling-in-tobacco
#15
Yihua Liu, Dongdong Liu, Rui Hu, Changmei Hua, Imran Ali, Aidong Zhang, Bohan Liu, Minjie Wu, Linli Huang, Yinbo Gan
Glandular trichome is specialized multicellular structures that have capability to synthesize and secrete secondary metabolites and protect plants from biotic and abiotic stresses. Our previous results revealed that the C2H2 zinc-finger transcription factors (GIS) acts upstream of GL3/EGL3-GL1-TTG1transcriptional activator complex to regulate trichome initiation through GA signal in Arabidopsis. In the present study, we are reporting that ectopic expression of AtGIS could regulate glandular trichome development through GA signaling in tobacco...
December 26, 2016: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033588/neighborhood-social-and-physical-environments-and-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-in-african-americans-the-jackson-heart-study
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Samson Y Gebreab, DeMarc A Hickson, Mario Sims, Sharon B Wyatt, Sharon K Davis, Adolfo Correa, Ana V Diez-Roux
Using data from Jackson Heart Study, we investigated the associations of neighborhood social and physical environments with prevalence and incidence of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in African Americans (AA). Among non-diabetic participants at baseline (n=3670), 521 (14.2%) developed T2DM during a median follow-up of 7.3 years. Measures of neighborhood social environments, and food and physical activity resources were derived using survey-and GIS-based methods. Prevalence ratios (PR) and Hazard ratios (HR) were estimated using generalized estimating equations and Cox proportional hazards models...
December 26, 2016: Health & Place
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032109/spatial-analyses-of-the-relation-between-rodent-s-active-burrows-and-incidence-of-zoonotic-cutaneous-leishmaniasis-in-golestan-province-northeastern-of-iran
#17
Aioub Sofizadeh, Hassan Vatandoost, Yavar Rassi, Ahmad Ali Hanafi-Bojd, Sayena Rafizadeh
BACKGROUND: Zoonotic cutaneous leishmaniasis (ZCL) is one of the most important vector-borne diseases in Iran. Wild Rodents play as a reservoir. The main aim of this study was to determine spatial analyses of the relationship between rodent's active burrows and Incidence of ZCL in Golestan Province, north east of Iran. METHODS: The cross-sectional study was conducted in 59 rural districts in Golestan Province. Spatial distribution of rodent's active burrows, human cases of ZCL and Incidence of disease were collected, using Geographical Information Systems (GIS)...
December 2016: Journal of Arthropod-borne Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028159/racial-differences-in-health-related-quality-of-life-and-functional-ability-in-patients-with-gout
#18
Jasvinder A Singh, Aseem Bharat, Dinesh Khanna, Cleopatra Aquino-Beaton, Jay E Persselin, Erin Duffy, David Elashoff, Puja P Khanna
OBJECTIVE: To compare the health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and the functional ability by race in patients with gout. METHODS: In a 9-month prospective cohort multicentre study, patients with gout self-reported race, dichotomized as Caucasian or African American (others excluded). We calculated HRQOL/function scores adjusted for age, study site and college education for Short Form-36 (SF-36; generic HRQOL), Gout Impact Scale (GIS; disease-specific HRQOL) and HAQ-disability index (HAQ-DI; functional ability)...
January 2017: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025518/ecosystem-health-assessment-at-county-scale-using-the-pressure-state-response-framework-on-the-loess-plateau-china
#19
Delin Liu, Shilong Hao
Assessing ecosystem health is helpful to determine reasonable eco-environmental restoration and resource management strategies. Based on a pressure-state-response (PSR) framework, a set of comprehensive indicators including natural, social and economic aspects was proposed and applied for assessing the ecosystem health of Yuanzhou County, Loess Plateau, Ningxia Province, China. The basic data used to calculate the values of the assessment indicators include Landsat TM image and socio-economic data, and remote sensing (RS) and the geographic information system (GIS) were used to process image data...
December 22, 2016: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025178/mtgipick-allows-robust-identification-of-genomic-islands-from-a-single-genome
#20
Qi Dai, Chaohui Bao, Yabing Hai, Sheng Ma, Tao Zhou, Cong Wang, Yunfei Wang, Wenwen Huo, Xiaoqing Liu, Yuhua Yao, Zhenyu Xuan, Min Chen, Michael Q Zhang
Genomic islands (GIs) that are associated with microbial adaptations and carry sequence patterns different from that of the host are sporadically distributed among closely related species. This bias can dominate the signal of interest in GI detection. However, variations still exist among the segments of the host, although no uniform standard exists regarding the best methods of discriminating GIs from the rest of the genome in terms of compositional bias. In the present work, we proposed a robust software, MTGIpick, which used regions with pattern bias showing multiscale difference levels to identify GIs from the host...
December 26, 2016: Briefings in Bioinformatics
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