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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098262/quantification-of-the-sources-and-composition-of-particulate-matter-by-field-deployable-mass-spectrometry-implications-for-air-quality-and-public-health
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Patrick L Hayes
Airborne particulate matter less than 2.5 μm in diameter (PM2.5) negatively impacts air quality in cities throughout the world where it has been linked to increased cardiac and respiratory morbidity and mortality. For this reason PM2.5 standards have been established by many countries and the World Health Organization. However, these guidelines are regularly exceeded in North America, Europe and East Asia. While PM2.5 is often reported as a single atmospheric species, it is actually a mixture of organic and inorganic compounds...
January 18, 2017: Analyst
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095414/mosquito-disseminated-insecticide-for-citywide-vector-control-and-its-potential-to-block-arbovirus-epidemics-entomological-observations-and-modeling-results-from-amazonian-brazil
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Fernando Abad-Franch, Elvira Zamora-Perea, Sérgio L B Luz
BACKGROUND: Mosquito-borne viruses threaten public health worldwide. When the ratio of competent vectors to susceptible humans is low enough, the virus's basic reproductive number (R0) falls below 1.0 (each case generating, on average, <1.0 additional case) and the infection fades out from the population. Conventional mosquito control tactics, however, seldom yield R0 < 1.0. A promising alternative uses mosquitoes to disseminate a potent growth-regulator larvicide, pyriproxyfen (PPF), to aquatic larval habitats; this kills most mosquito juveniles and substantially reduces adult mosquito emergence...
January 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086950/healthcare-system-responsiveness-in-jiangsu-province-china
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Jianqian Chao, Boyang Lu, Hua Zhang, Liguo Zhu, Hui Jin, Pei Liu
BACKGROUND: The perceived responsiveness of a healthcare system reflects its ability to satisfy reasonable expectations of the public with respect to non-medical services. Recently, there has been increasing attention paid to responsiveness in evaluating the performance of a healthcare system in a variety of service settings. However, the factors that affect the responsiveness have been inconclusive so far and measures of improved responsiveness have not always thoroughly considered the factors...
January 13, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076644/main-mental-disorders-in-crack-cocaine-users-treated-at-psychosocial-care-centers-for-alcohol-and-drugs-in-the-city-of-recife-brazil
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Antonio Gomes de Castro, Diego César Nunes da Silva, Magda da Silva Figueiroa
Introduction: Brazil's Northeast region has the highest crack-cocaine consumption in the country. Crack-cocaine has more intense effects than cocaine powder and can cause greater chemical dependence. Psychosocial Care Centers for Alcohol and Drugs (CAPSad) are public health services that provide treatment for drug dependence. It is common for drug users, and particularly crack-cocaine users, to develop mental disorders. Objective: To evaluate the most common mental disorders in crack-cocaine dependents in treatment at CAPSad in the city of Recife, Brazil...
October 2016: Trends in Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076599/applicability-of-the-spoken-knowledge-in-low-literacy-patients-with-diabetes-in-brazilian-elderly
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Jonas Gordilho Souza, Daniel Apolinario, José Marcelo Farfel, Omar Jaluul, Regina Miksian Magaldi, Alexandre Leopold Busse, Flávia Campora, Wilson Jacob-Filho
Objective: To translate, adapt and evaluate the properties of a Brazilian Portuguese version of the Spoken Knowledge in Low Literacy Patients with Diabetes, which is a questionnaire that evaluate diabetes knowledge. Methods: A cross-sectional study with type 2 diabetes patients aged ≥60 years, seen at a public healthcare organization in the city of Sao Paulo (SP). After the development of the Portuguese version, we evaluated the psychometrics properties and the association with sociodemographic and clinical variables...
October 2016: Einstein
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058102/prevalence-demographic-characteristics-and-associated-risk-factors-of-malnutrition-among-0-5-aged-children-a-cross-sectional-study-from-van-eastern-turkey
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Baran Serdar Kizilyildiz, Bülent Sönmez, Kamuran Karaman, Burhan Beger, Adnan Mercen, Süleyman Alioglu, Yasar Cesur
Malnutrition in childhood is a dramatic indicator of poor socio-economical status worldwide. To recognize and reveal the socio-demographic features is crucial, especially for developing countries. Our aim was to investigate the prevalence and association with sociodemographic variables of malnutrition in 0-5 years old children in Van, Turkey. A total of 702 children are included in this cross-sectional study. Demographic features of subject including age, gender, family characteristics and other data were obtained...
November 17, 2016: Pediatric Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056011/escherichia-coli-o157-h7-infections-associated-with-contaminated-pork-products-alberta-canada-july-october-2014
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Lance Honish, Nisha Punja, Sarah Nunn, Dale Nelson, Nyall Hislop, Garth Gosselin, Natisha Stashko, Darlene Dittrich
During July-October 2014, an outbreak of 119 Escherichia coli O157:H7 infections in Alberta, Canada was identified through notifiable disease surveillance and investigated by local, provincial, and federal public health and food regulatory agencies. Twenty-three (19%) patients were hospitalized, six of whom developed hemolytic uremic syndrome; no deaths were reported. Informed by case interviews, seven potential food sources were identified and investigated. The majority of patients reported having consumed meals containing pork at Asian-style restaurants in multiple geographically diverse Alberta cities during their exposure period...
January 6, 2017: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043547/restriction-fragment-length-polymorphism-pattern-of-mycobacterium-isolates-from-rodents-in-infected-cattle-farms
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Khatereh Alizadeh, Nader Mosavari, Razieh Nazari
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the etiologic agent of tuberculosis, causes large-scale morbidity and mortality, particularly in developing countries. In recent years, there has been a significant increase in the drug-resistant ability of M. tuberculosis, triggering a major public health crisis. A detailed analysis of the evolution of the mycobacterial genome helps to better understand the genotype-phenotype relationship in this bacterium. Different strain typing methods have already revealed the worldwide diversity of mycobacterial isolates...
December 2016: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024658/the-association-between-socioeconomic-status-and-health-related-quality-of-life-among-polish-postmenopausal-women-from-urban-and-rural-communities
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M Kaczmarek, J Pacholska-Bogalska, W Kwaśniewski, J Kotarski, B Halerz-Nowakowska, A Goździcka-Józefiak
In recent years, more scholarly attention has been paid to a growing range of geographic characteristics as antecedents of inequalities in women's health and well-being. The purpose of this study was to evaluate differences in health-related quality of life between rural and urban Polish postmenopausal women. Using a data set from a reproductive health preventive screening of 660 postmenopausal women aged 48-60 years, inhabitants of Wielkopolska and Lublin provinces, the association of place of residence, socioeconomic status and lifestyle factors with health-related quality of life (the SF-36 instrument) was evaluated using ANCOVA models and multiple logistic regression analysis with backward elimination steps...
December 1, 2016: Homo: Internationale Zeitschrift Für die Vergleichende Forschung Am Menschen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011022/effects-of-ambient-temperature-on-stroke-hospital-admissions-results-from-a-time-series-analysis-of-104-432-strokes-in-guangzhou-china
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Pi Guo, Murui Zheng, Wenru Feng, Jiagang Wu, Changyu Deng, Ganfeng Luo, Li Wang, Bingying Pan, Huazhang Liu
BACKGROUND: Stroke is a main cause of death and public health burden in China. The evidence on the burden of different strokes attack attribute to ambient temperature in China is limited. This study aimed to show the characteristics of stroke attack and the attributable risk due to temperature based on hospital admission data in Guangzhou, one of the most developed cities in China. MATERIAL AND METHODS: From January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2015, 104,432 stroke hospitalizations in Guangzhou residents from 67 hospitals for stroke sentinel surveillance were registered...
December 20, 2016: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003773/determinants-of-pelvic-organ-prolapse-among-gynecologic-patients-in-bahir-dar-north-west-ethiopia-a-case-control-study
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Ayalnesh Asresie, Eleni Admassu, Tesfaye Setegn
INTRODUCTION: Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is a significant public health problem in developing countries including Ethiopia. However, less has been documented on risk factors of POP. Therefore, the aim of this study was to identify the determinants factors of POP. METHODS: An unmatched case-control study was conducted among gynecologic patients in Bahir Dar city, North West Ethiopia, from July to October 2014. A total of 370 women (selected from outpatient departments) were included in the study...
2016: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003285/nairobi-newborn-study-a-protocol-for-an-observational-study-to-estimate-the-gaps-in-provision-and-quality-of-inpatient-newborn-care-in-nairobi-city-county-kenya
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Georgina A V Murphy, David Gathara, Jalemba Aluvaala, Jacintah Mwachiro, Nancy Abuya, Paul Ouma, Robert W Snow, Mike English
INTRODUCTION: Progress has been made in Kenya towards reducing child mortality as part of efforts aligned with the fourth Millennium Development Goal. However, little advancement has been made in reducing mortality among newborns, which now accounts for 45% of all child deaths. The frequently unanticipated nature of neonatal illness, its severity and the high dependency of sick newborns on skilled care make the provision of inpatient hospital services one key component of strategies to improve newborn survival...
December 21, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965165/suspected-cases-of-cholangiocarcinoma-seen-in-reference-hospitals-in-lao-people-s-democratic-republic
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Phonepasong Ayé Soukhathammavong, Youthanavanh Vonghachack, Christoph Hatz, Kongsap Akkhavong, Peter Odermatt
Cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) poses a significant public health problem in Southeast Asia, with chronic Opisthorchis viverrini infection being the main risk factor. Epidemiological data on CCA is not available for Lao People Democratic Republic (Lao PDR), though there is a high prevalence of O. viverrini infection in the country. A hospital record-based retrospective study was carried out in six referral hospitals (four in the capital city, one in Savannakhet, one in Pakse) to assess the number of suspected CCA cases admitted between January 2006 and December 2010...
December 11, 2016: Parasitology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941929/characterization-of-enterovirus-71-infection-and-associated-outbreak-of-hand-foot-and-mouth-disease-in-shawo-of-china-in-2012
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Michelle Y Liu, Jin Liu, Weijian Lai, Jun Luo, Yingle Liu, Gia-Phong Vu, Zhu Yang, Phong Trang, Hongjian Li, Jianguo Wu
Infection of enterovirus 71 (EV71) and associated hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) are recognized as emerging public health issues worldwide. Hundreds of thousands of children are annually infected with EV71 and develop HFMD in China alone. Studies of EV71 infection are critical to the treatment and prevention of the associated HFMD outbreaks. In this report, we studied an outbreak of 105 HFMD cases in Shawo Township of China between September to October 2012. More than 90% of cases were children younger than 9 years old, with over 50% of cases aged 3-6 years old...
December 12, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941037/china-the-tipping-point-in-tobacco-control
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REVIEW
Judith Mackay
BACKGROUND: Tobacco control in China, the world's largest producer and consumer of tobacco, began in the 1980s with the first national prevalence survey and a conference on tobacco held in Tianjin. Since then, there have been dozens of research papers, partial restrictions on smoking and tobacco advertising, public education campaigns, and the ratification of the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, but progress has been slow. The state-owned tobacco industry remains a major obstacle to tobacco control...
December 2016: British Medical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927224/disordered-eating-attitude-and-associated-factors-among-high-school-adolescents-aged-12-19%C3%A2-years-in-addis-ababa-ethiopia-a-cross-sectional-study
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Belachew Yirga, Yalemzewod Assefa Gelaw, Terefe Derso, Molla Mesele Wassie
BACKGROUND: Eating disorders are very complex, frequently developed and have a public health impact on adolescents. Different studies revealed that eating disorders is a pressing public health problem among adolescents. Eating disorders may also lead to mortality due to their physiological sequelae. There is no previous study regarding disordered of eating attitude in Ethiopian adolescents. Therefore, this study aimed to assess prevalence of disordered eating attitude and its associated factors among adolescents in Addis Ababa high schools...
December 7, 2016: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924107/newborn-healthcare-in-urban-india
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REVIEW
J Sharma, D Osrin, B Patil, S B Neogi, M Chauhan, R Khanna, R Kumar, V K Paul, S Zodpey
The rapid population growth in urban India has outpaced the municipal capacity to build essential infrastructures that make life in cities safe and healthy. Local and national governments alike are grappling with the challenges of urbanization with thousands migrating from villages to cities. Thus, urbanization in India has been accompanied by a concentration of poverty and urban public healthcare has emerged as one of the most pressing priorities facing our country. Newborn mortality rates in urban settings are lower than rural areas, early neonatal deaths account for greater proportion than late neonatal deaths...
December 2016: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923361/epidemiology-of-breast-cancer-retrospective-study-in-the-central-african-republic
#18
Augustin Balekouzou, Ping Yin, Christian Maucler Pamatika, Ghose Bishwajit, Sylvain Wilfrid Nambei, Marceline Djeintote, Barbara Esther Ouansaba, Chang Shu, Minghui Yin, Zhen Fu, Tingting Qing, Mingming Yan, Yuanli Chen, Hongyu Li, Zhongyu Xu, Boniface Koffi
BACKGROUND: Breast cancer is recognised as a major public health problem in developing countries; however, there is very limited evidence about its epidemiology in the Central African Republic. The aim of this study was to investigate the epidemiological and histopathological characteristics of breast cancer in Bangui. METHODS: This is a retrospective study based on the data collected from pathological anatomy records from 2003 to 2015 in Bangui. A questionnaire was designed to collect information and data was analysed using descriptive and inferential statistical methods...
December 7, 2016: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905887/a-new-measure-for-infant-mental-health-screening-development-and-initial-validation
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Janni Ammitzbøll, Bjørn E Holstein, Lisbeth Wilms, Anette Andersen, Anne Mette Skovgaard
BACKGROUND: Mental health problems are a major public health challenges, and strategies of early prevention are needed. Effective prevention depends on feasible and validated measures of screening and intervention. Previous research has demonstrated potentials for infant mental health screening by community health nurses (CHN) in existing service settings in Denmark. This study was conducted to describe the development of a service setting based measure to screen for infant mental health problems, to investigate problems identified by the measure and assess the validity and feasibility in existing public health settings...
December 1, 2016: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903062/geographically-weighted-regression-for-modelling-the-accessibility-to-the-public-hospital-network-in-concepci%C3%A3-n-metropolitan-area-chile
#20
Marcela Martínez Bascuñán, Carolina Rojas Quezada
Accessibility models in transport geography based on geographic information systems have proven to be an effective method in determining spatial inequalities associated with public health. This work aims to model the spatial accessibility from populated areas within the Concepción metropolitan area (CMA), the second largest city in Chile. The city's public hospital network is taken into consideration with special reference to socio-regional inequalities. The use of geographically weighted regression (GWR) and ordinary least squares (OLS) for modelling accessibility with socioeconomic and transport variables is proposed...
November 22, 2016: Geospatial Health
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