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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797080/physician-perspectives-on-the-management-of-viral-hepatitis-and-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-myanmar
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Yoona A Kim, Sam Trinh, Si Thura, Khin Pyone Kyi, Thomas Lee, Stan Sze, Adam Richards, Andrew Aronsohn, Grace L H Wong, Yasuhito Tanaka, Geoffrey Dusheiko, Mindie H Nguyen
BACKGROUND: In Myanmar, over five million people are infected with hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV). Hepatitis has been a recent focus with the development of a National Strategic Plan on Hepatitis and plans to subsidize HCV treatment. METHODS: During a two-day national liver disease symposium covering HCV, HBV, hepatocellular (HCC), and end-stage liver disease (ESLD), physician surveys were administered using the automated response system (ARS) to assess physician knowledge, perceptions of barriers to screening and treatment, and proposed solutions...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794680/coelogyne-putaoensis-orchidaceae-a-new-species-from-myanmar
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Ye Lwin Aung, Xiaohua Jin, André Schuiteman
Coelogyne putaoensis, a new species of section Ocellatae from Putao, Kachin State, Myanmar, is described and illustrated. It is morphologically similar to C. taronensis and C. weixiensis, presumably its nearest relatives. An identification key and colour photographs are provided. A preliminary risk-of-extinction assessment according to the IUCN Red List categories and criteria is given for the new species.
2017: PhytoKeys
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793866/strategies-for-the-prevention-of-perinatal-hepatitis-b-transmission-in-a-marginalized-population-on-the-thailand-myanmar-border-a-cost-effectiveness-analysis
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Angela Devine, Rebecca Harvey, Aung Myat Min, Mary Ellen T Gilder, Moo Koh Paw, Joy Kang, Isabella Watts, Borimas Hanboonkunupakarn, François Nosten, Rose McGready
BACKGROUND: Data on the cost effectiveness of hepatitis B virus (HBV) screening and vaccination strategies for prevention of vertical transmission of HBV in resource limited settings is sparse. METHODS: A decision tree model of HBV prevention strategies utilised data from a cohort of 7071 pregnant women on the Thailand-Myanmar border using a provider perspective. All options included universal HBV vaccination for newborns in three strategies: (1) universal vaccination alone; (2) universal vaccination with screening of women during antenatal visits with rapid diagnostic test (RDT) plus HBV immune globulin (HBIG) administration to newborns of HBV surface antigen positive women; and (3) universal vaccination with screening of women during antenatal visits plus HBIG administration to newborns of women testing HBV e antigen positive by confirmatory test...
August 9, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777321/prevalence-and-genetic-characteristics-of-staphylococcus-aureus-and-staphylococcus-argenteus-isolates-harboring-panton-valentine-leukocidin-enterotoxins-and-tsst-1-genes-from-food-handlers-in-myanmar
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Meiji Soe Aung, Thida San, Mya Mya Aye, San Mya, Win Win Maw, Khin Nyein Zan, Wut Hmone Win Htut, Mitsuyo Kawaguchiya, Noriko Urushibara, Nobumichi Kobayashi
Asymptomatic carriers of toxigenic Staphylococcus aureus are potential source of diseases, including food poisoning. Toxigenic potential and genetic traits of colonizing S. aureus were investigated for 563 healthy food handlers in Myanmar. Carriage of S. aureus was found in 110 individuals (19.5%), and a total of 144 S. aureus isolates were recovered from nasal cavities (110 isolates) and hands (34 isolates). Panton-Valentine leucocidin genes (pvl) were detected in 18 isolates (12.5%), among which 11 isolates were classified into coa-VIa, agr type III, and ST1930 (CC96) that had been also detected in pvl-positive clinical isolates in Myanmar...
August 4, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776527/knowledge-on-tuberculosis-among-the-members-of-a-rural-community-in-myanmar
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Kyaw San Lin, Chit Sandy Kyaw, Ye Pyae Sone, Su Yi Win
BACKGROUND: Myanmar, one of the high tuberculosis (TB) burden countries, is in serious need of research work to develop strategies aiming to tackle the problem. Conducting a study on the knowledge of the population will help understand the flaws in the National TB Control Program (NTP), and how to correct them, and further strategic planning to reach the goals of Sustainable Development Goals. AIMS: The aim of the study was to access sociodemographic characteristics, knowledge, and behavioral practice of TB among the community members in Ngar Syu Taung Village, Hlegu Township...
July 2017: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774293/the-clinical-utility-of-the-urine-based-lateral-flow-lipoarabinomannan-assay-in-hiv-infected-adults-in-myanmar-an-observational-study
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Swe Swe Thit, Ne Myo Aung, Zaw Win Htet, Mark A Boyd, Htin Aung Saw, Nicholas M Anstey, Tint Tint Kyi, David A Cooper, Mar Mar Kyi, Josh Hanson
BACKGROUND: The use of the point-of-care lateral flow lipoarabinomannan (LF-LAM) test may expedite tuberculosis (TB) diagnosis in HIV-positive patients. However, the test's clinical utility is poorly defined outside sub-Saharan Africa. METHODS: The study enrolled consecutive HIV-positive adults at a tertiary referral hospital in Yangon, Myanmar. On enrolment, patients had a LF-LAM test performed according to the manufacturer's instructions. Clinicians managing the patients were unaware of the LF-LAM result, which was correlated with the patient's clinical course over the ensuing 6 months...
August 4, 2017: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770589/implications-of-differentiated-care-for-successful-art-scale-up-in-a-concentrated-hiv-epidemic-in-yangon-myanmar
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REVIEW
Anita Mesic, Julie Fontaine, Theingy Aye, Jane Greig, Thin Thin Thwe, Laura Moretó-Planas, Jarmila Kliesckova, Khin Khin, Nana Zarkua, Lucia Gonzalez, Erwin Lloyd Guillergan, Daniel P O'Brien
INTRODUCTION: National AIDS Programme in Myanmar has made significant progress in scaling up antiretroviral treatment (ART) services and recognizes the importance of differentiated care for people living with HIV. Indeed, long centred around the hospital and reliant on physicians, the country's HIV response is undergoing a process of successful decentralization with HIV care increasingly being integrated into other health services as part of a systematic effort to expand access to HIV treatment...
July 21, 2017: Journal of the International AIDS Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761494/underdiagnosed-complicated-plasmodium-vivax-malaria-in-a-child-need-to-think
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Sonu Agrawal
Malaria is major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. The highest incidence of malaria in the world is South East Asia. India is most affected country followed by Indonesia and Myanmar. The prevalence of malaria varies according to geographical region. Diagnosis of malaria infection has been underestimated. Here, we report a case of under-diagnosed complicated vivax malaria in one-yr-old child in 2016. Early diagnosis and prompt treatment can reduce both morbidity and mortality in complicated malaria infection...
April 2017: Iranian Journal of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746824/two-new-species-of-simulium-gomphostilbia-diptera-simuliidae-from-myanmar-and-their-phylogenetic-relationships-with-related-species-in-the-s-asakoae-species-group
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Hiroyuki Takaoka, Wichai Srisuka, Van Lun Low, Wanchai Maleewong, Atiporn Saeung
Two new species of Simulium (Gomphostilbia), S. (G.) myanmarense and S. (G.) monglaense, are described from females, males, pupae and larvae from Myanmar. The two new species are placed in the S. asakoae species-group, and are similar to each other in the female and male but distinguished in the pupa by the presence or absence of an anterodorsal projection of the cocoon, and in the larva by a unique pattern of colored markings on the abdomen. Taxonomic notes are given to separate these species from related species...
July 23, 2017: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741332/willingness-to-use-hiv-pre-exposure-prophylaxis-among-gay-men-other-men-who-have-sex-with-men-and-transgender-women-in-myanmar
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Bridget L Draper, Zaw Min Oo, Zaw Win Thein, Poe Poe Aung, Vanessa Veronese, Claire Ryan, Myo Thant, Chad Hughes, Mark Stoové
INTRODUCTION: HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) has emerged as a key component of contemporary HIV combination prevention strategies. To explore the local suitability of PrEP, country-specific acceptability studies are needed to inform potential PrEP implementation. In the context of Myanmar, in addition to resource constraints, HIV service access by gay men, other men who have sex with men, and transgender women (GMT) continues to be constrained by legislative and community stigma and marginalization...
July 26, 2017: Journal of the International AIDS Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736740/datasets-of-mung-bean-proteins-and-metabolites-from-four-different-cultivars
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Akiko Hashiguchi, Wei Zhu, Jingkui Tian, Setsuko Komatsu
Plants produce a wide array of nutrients that exert synergistic interaction among whole combinations of nutrients. Therefore comprehensive nutrient profiling is required to evaluate their nutritional/nutraceutical value and health promoting effect. In order to obtain such datasets for mung bean, which is known as a medicinal plant with heat alleviating effect, proteomic and metabolomic analyses were performed using four cultivars from China, Thailand, and Myanmar. In total, 449 proteins and 210 metabolic compounds were identified in seed coat; whereas 480 proteins and 217 metabolic compounds were detected in seed flesh, establishing the first comprehensive dataset of mung bean for nutraceutical evaluation...
August 2017: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731403/safe-and-sustainable-the-extracranial-approach-toward-frontoethmoidal-meningoencephalocele-repair
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Paul I Heidekrueger, Myat Thu, Wolfgang Mühlbauer, Charlotte Holm-Mühlbauer, Philippe Schucht, Hans Anderl, Heinrich Schoeneich, Kyawzwa Aung, Mg Mg Ag, Ag Thu Soe Myint, Sabrina Juran, Thiha Aung, Denis Ehrl, Milomir Ninkovic, P Niclas Broer
OBJECTIVE Although rare, frontoethmoidal meningoencephaloceles continue to pose a challenge to neurosurgeons and plastic reconstructive surgeons. Especially when faced with limited infrastructure and resources, establishing reliable and safe surgical techniques is of paramount importance. The authors present a case series in order to evaluate a previously proposed concise approach for meningoencephalocele repair, with a focus on sustainability of internationally driven surgical efforts. METHODS Between 2001 and 2016, a total of 246 patients with frontoethmoidal meningoencephaloceles were treated using a 1-stage extracranial approach by a single surgeon in the Department of Neurosurgery of the Yangon General Hospital in Yangon, Myanmar, initially assisted by European surgeons...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722601/rabies-in-myanmar-prevalent-preventable-but-not-prioritized
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Thet Thet Mu, Aye Aye Sein, Chit Soe, Nan Phyu Phyu Aung, Tint Tint Kyi, Josh Hanson
Despite the availability of proven measures to prevent the disease, rabies now kills more people in Myanmar than malaria. Although there are challenges in controlling rabies in such a large and culturally diverse country, Myanmar's successful National Malaria Control Program demonstrates what can be achieved with sufficient political, financial, and scientific commitment. Presently, however, Myanmar lacks a comparable program to coordinate the multifaceted approach that is necessary to control rabies. The national government has invested heavily in improving access to postexposure prophylaxis, but there should also be an emphasis on other, more cost-effective strategies, particularly mass canine vaccination, which has been an essential component of successful rabies elimination programs in other countries...
June 12, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719309/seroprevalence-of-toxoplasma-gondii-infection-in-refugee-and-migrant-pregnant-women-along-the-thailand-myanmar-border
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Bert J D van Enter, Yee-Ling Lau, Clare L Ling, Wanitda Watthanaworawit, Yaowalark Sukthana, Wenn-Chyau Lee, François Nosten, Rose McGready
Toxoplasma gondii primary infection in pregnancy is associated with poor obstetric outcomes. This study aimed to determine the seroprevalence of Toxoplasma infection in pregnant migrant and refugee women from Myanmar attending antenatal care in Thailand. A random selection of 199 residual blood samples from first antenatal screen in 2014-2015 was tested for Toxoplasma IgG and IgM antibodies. Seroprevalence of Toxoplasma infection was 31.7% (95% confidence interval = 25.6-38.4). Avidity testing in the three positive IgM cases indicated all were past infections...
July 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710732/economic-growth-and-environmental-pollution-in-myanmar-an-analysis-of-environmental-kuznets-curve
#15
Thiri Shwesin Aung, Behnaz Saboori, Ehsan Rasoulinezhad
This empirical study examines the short- and long-run relationship between GDP as an economic growth indicator and CO2 emissions as an environmental pollution indicator in Myanmar by using annual time series data over the period of 1970-2014. It also carefully considered other proxies, such as trade openness, financial openness and urbanization, and structural breaks in the country. The fundamental objective of this study is to test the validity of environmental Kuznets curve (EKC) in the context of Myanmar...
July 15, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705233/erratum-to-detection-of-schistosoma-antibodies-and-exploration-of-associated-factors-among-local-residents-around-inlay-lake-southern-shan-state-myanmar
#16
Htin Zaw Soe, Cho Cho Oo, Tin Ohn Myat, Nay Soe Maung
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 13, 2017: Infectious Diseases of Poverty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703384/is-bigger-better-the-relationship-between-size-and-reproduction-in-female-asian-elephants
#17
Jennie A H Crawley, Hannah S Mumby, Simon N Chapman, Mirkka Lahdenperä, Khyne U Mar, Win Htut, Aung Thura Soe, Htoo Htoo Aung, Virpi Lummaa
The limited availability of resources is predicted to impose trade-offs between growth, reproduction and self-maintenance in animals. However, whilst some studies have shown that early reproduction suppresses growth, reproduction positively correlates with size in others. We use detailed records from a large population of semi-captive elephants in Myanmar to assess the relationships between size (height and weight), reproduction and survival in female Asian elephants, a species characterised by slow, costly life history...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699396/validation-of-the-edinburgh-postnatal-depression-scale-epds-on-the-thai-myanmar-border
#18
Harriet Ing, Gracia Fellmeth, Jitrachote White, Alan Stein, Julie A Simpson, Rose McGready
Postnatal depression is common and may have severe consequences for women and their children. Locally validated screening tools are required to identify at-risk women in marginalised populations. The Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) is one of the most frequently used tools globally. This cross-sectional study assessed the validity and acceptability of the EPDS in Karen and Burmese among postpartum migrant and refugee women on the Thai-Myanmar border. The EPDS was administered to participants and results compared with a diagnostic interview...
January 1, 2017: Tropical Doctor
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698675/virgisporangium-myanmarense-sp-nov-a-novel-motile-actinomycete-isolated-from-an-anthill-soil-in-myanmar
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Hideki Yamamura, Shoya Miyazaki, Kodai Ikoma, Youji Nakagawa, Moriyuki Hamada, Misa Otoguro, Tomohiko Tamura, Katsuhiko Ando, Nyunt Phay, Masayuki Hayakawa
An actinomycete strain, designated MM04-1133(T), was isolated from an anthill soil sample collected in Bagan, Myanmar. To establish the taxonomic status of this strain, the isolate was subjected to a polyphasic approach. Strain MM04-1133(T) was Gram-staining positive, aerobic, motile and formed long and narrow sporangia directly above the surface of the substrate mycelium. Whole-cell hydrolysates of the strain contained 3-OH-diaminopimelic acid, arabinose, glucose, galactose, mannose, rhamnose and xylose. The predominant menaquinones were MK-10(H6) and MK-10(H8)...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Antibiotics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694842/factors-associated-with-intention-to-exclusive-breastfeed-in-central-women-s-hospital-yangon-myanmar
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Myat Pan Hmone, Mu Li, Kingsley Agho, Ashraful Alam, Michael J Dibley
BACKGROUND: Under-nutrition is a public health problem in Myanmar. Despite current efforts, the exclusive breastfeeding rate (EBF) for children under six months is only 24%. Intention to breastfeed is a strong predictor for long-term breastfeeding, however, little is known about pregnant women's breastfeeding intentions in Myanmar. We, therefore, aimed to identify the factors associated with women's intention to EBF. METHOD: Data in this article was collected in a baseline survey for a randomized controlled trial, which aimed to assess the impact of mobile text messages on the breastfeeding practices of women in Yangon, Myanmar...
2017: International Breastfeeding Journal
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