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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931141/skin-lesions-caused-by-tabanus-bovinus-bites
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Stefano Veraldi, Luigi Esposito
We report seven Caucasian adult patients who were bitten by horseflies (Tabanus bovinus Linnaeus, 1758) during a trip to Bolivia. Clinical picture was superimposable in all patients: it was characterized by multiple, erythematous, roundish, flattened, large plaques, often with a central point corresponding to horsefly bite, surrounded by satellite, similar, although smaller, lesions. All lesions were located on the neck and/or the upper chest and/or the shoulders; one patient had lesions also on the face. All patients complained of pain at the site of the bite...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Travel Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922326/the-smile-index-part-1-a-large-scale-study-of-phenotypic-norms-for-pre-and-post-operative-unilateral-cleft-lip
#2
Caroline A Yao, Thomas Imahiyerobo, Jordan Swanson, Allyn Auslander, Diego De Cardenas, Jane C Figueiredo, Meghan McCullough, Melinda Costa, Richard Vanderburg, William P Magee
BACKGROUND: Unilateral cleft lip has a spectrum of disease morphology but severity assessments are difficult given the absence of an accessible, objective assessment tools or reference data. We characterize the spectrum of cleft morphology before and after surgical repair for a large, multi-ethnic population using easily identifiable facial landmarks collected through a novel smart phone-based application. METHODS: Anthropometric measurements and standardized photographs were prospectively collected in Morocco, Bolivia, Vietnam and Madagascar during medical missions in 2015 utilizing an application designed specifically for the study...
September 14, 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915986/exploration-of-gender-norms-and-socialization-among-early-adolescents-the-use-of-qualitative-methods-for-the-global-early-adolescent-study
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REVIEW
Kristin Mmari, Robert W Blum, Rebkha Atnafou, Elisa Chilet, Sara de Meyer, Omaima El-Gibaly, Sharmistha Basu, Bamidele Bello, Beatrice Maina, Xiayun Zuo
PURPOSE: The Global Early Adolescent Study (GEAS) was launched in 2014 with the primary goal of understanding the factors in early adolescence that predispose young people to subsequent sexual risks, and conversely, those that promote healthy sexuality across different cultural contexts. The present article describes the methodology that was used for the first phase of GEAS, which consisted of conducting qualitative research to understand the gendered transitions into adolescence and the role that gender norms play within the key relationships of adolescents...
October 2017: Journal of Adolescent Health: Official Publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886789/air-repatriation-with-a-medium-sized-pneumothorax-without-thoracic-tube-a-special-case-of-a-repatriation-accompanied-by%C3%A2-an%C3%A2-experienced-surgeon
#4
Melissa B Blau, Michael Weinlich, Werner Lauchart, Stefan Piatek, Felix Walcher
We report on the repatriation of a 28-year old female from Germany, who was involved in a serious bus accident and was transported to the nearest hospital in Oruro, Bolivia. CT scans and x-rays performed in this hospital demonstrated a complete pneumothorax right. Thorax drainage was inserted, which was removed after 5 days. Since the hospital refused to acknowledge the presence of a residual middle-sized pneumothorax on the repatriation day and did not want to insert another tube, the decision was made to repatriate the patient on commercial flight back home to Germany without a thoracic tube...
September 2017: Air Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884331/paratuberculosis-in-latin-america-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
I F Espeschit, D G G Schwarz, A C S Faria, M C C Souza, F A Paolicchi, R A Juste, I A Carvalho, M A S Moreira
Latin America is the definition of the American group, where languages of Latin origin are spoken, including countries in South, Central, and North America. Paratuberculosis is a gastrointestinal contagious chronic disease that affects ruminants, whose etiological agent is the bacilli Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis (MAP). Paratuberculosis is characterized by intermittent diarrhea, decreased milk production, dehydration, and progressive weight loss and is possibly involved in Crohn's disease, a human intestinal disease...
September 7, 2017: Tropical Animal Health and Production
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877741/morphometric-variability-among-the-species-of-the-sordida-subcomplex-hemiptera-reduviidae-triatominae-evidence-for-differentiation-across-the-distribution-range-of-triatoma-sordida
#6
Julieta Nattero, Romina Valeria Piccinali, Catarina Macedo Lopes, María Laura Hernández, Luciana Abrahan, Patricia Alejandra Lobbia, Claudia Susana Rodríguez, Ana Laura Carbajal de la Fuente
BACKGROUND: The Sordida subcomplex (Triatominae) comprises four species, Triatoma garciabesi, T. guasayana, T. patagonica and T. sordida, which differ in epidemiological importance and adaptations to human environments. Some morphological similarities among species make taxonomic identification, population differentiation and species delimitation controversial. Triatoma garciabesi and T. sordida are the most similar species, having been considered alternatively two and a single species until T...
September 6, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820896/a-strategy-for-scaling-up-access-to-comprehensive-care-in-adults-with-chagas-disease-in-endemic-countries-the-bolivian-chagas-platform
#7
Maria-Jesus Pinazo, Jimy Pinto, Lourdes Ortiz, Jareth Sánchez, Wilson García, Ruth Saravia, Mirko-R Cortez, Silvia Moriana, Enric Grau, Daniel Lozano, Joaquim Gascon, Faustino Torrico
BACKGROUND: Bolivia has the highest prevalence of Chagas disease (CD) in the world (6.1%), with more than 607,186 people with Trypanosoma cruzi infection, most of them adults. In Bolivia CD has been declared a national priority. In 2009, the Chagas National Program (ChNP) had neither a protocol nor a clear directive for diagnosis and treatment of adults. Although programs had been implemented for congenital transmission and for acute cases, adults remained uncovered. Moreover, health professionals were not aware of treatment recommendations aimed at this population, and research on CD was limited; it was difficult to increase awareness of the disease, understand the challenges it presented, and adapt strategies to cope with it...
August 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818626/wild-populations-of-triatoma-infestans-compilation-of-positive-sites-and-comparison-of-their-ecological-niche-with-domestic-population-niche
#8
Simone Frédérique Brenière, Rosio Buitrago, Etienne Waleckx, Stéphanie Depickère, Victor Sosa, Christian Barnabé, David Gorla
BACKGROUND: For several years, the wild populations of Triatoma infestans, main vector of Trypanosoma cruzi causing Chagas disease, have been considered or suspected of being a source of reinfestation of villages. The number of sites reported for the presence of wild T. infestans, often close to human habitats, has greatly increased, but these data are scattered in several publications, and others obtained by our team in Bolivia have not been published yet. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: Herein is compiled the largest number of wild sites explored for the presence of T...
August 15, 2017: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812965/meeting-the-communication-support-needs-of-children-and-young-people-with-intellectual-disabilities-in-the-bolivian-andes
#9
Susan Buell, Darren Chadwick
Services available for people with disabilities in Bolivia tend to be fragmented and costly. Children and adults with intellectual disabilities are more likely to have a related communication disability and are thus both literally and metaphorically excluded from having a voice. The following research aimed to explore the experiences of accessing services by people with communication disabilities in Bolivia through semi-structured interviews and one focus group carried out with family members, professionals, service providers, educators and policymakers...
September 2017: Journal of Intellectual Disabilities: JOID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807852/extracts-of-equisetum-giganteum-l-and-copaifera-reticulate-ducke-show-strong-antiviral-activity-against-the-sexually-transmitted-pathogen-herpes-simplex-virus-type-2
#10
Marianela Patzi Churqui, Liza Lind, Karolina Thörn, Alexandra Svensson, Otto Savolainen, Katty Terrazas Aranda, Kristina Eriksson
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Equisetum giganteum L and Copaifera reticulate Ducke have been traditionally used by women of the Tacana tribe in the Bolivian Amazonas for genital hygiene and for treatment of genital infection/inflammation. AIM OF THE STUDY: To assess the ability of extracts from Equisetum giganteum L and Copaifera reticulate Ducke to block genital viral infection by herpes simplex virus type 2. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Equisetum giganteum L and Copaifera reticulate Ducke were collected from the Amazon region of La Paz, Bolivia...
August 12, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806691/mercury-contamination-level-and-speciation-inventory-in-lakes-titicaca-uru-uru-bolivia-current-status-and-future-trends
#11
S Guédron, D Point, D Acha, S Bouchet, P A Baya, E Tessier, M Monperrus, C I Molina, A Groleau, L Chauvaud, J Thebault, E Amice, L Alanoca, C Duwig, G Uzu, X Lazarro, A Bertrand, S Bertrand, C Barbraud, K Delord, F M Gibon, C Ibanez, M Flores, P Fernandez Saavedra, M E Ezpinoza, C Heredia, F Rocha, C Zepita, D Amouroux
Aquatic ecosystems of the Bolivian Altiplano (∼3800 m a.s.l.) are characterized by extreme hydro-climatic constrains (e.g., high UV-radiations and low oxygen) and are under the pressure of increasing anthropogenic activities, unregulated mining, agricultural and urban development. We report here a complete inventory of mercury (Hg) levels and speciation in the water column, atmosphere, sediment and key sentinel organisms (i.e., plankton, fish and birds) of two endorheic Lakes of the same watershed differing with respect to their size, eutrophication and contamination levels...
August 11, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793074/sustainability-of-arv-provision-in-developing-countries-challenging-a-framework-based-on-program-history
#12
Thiago Botelho Azeredo, Maria Auxiliadora Oliveira, Cláudia Du Bocage Santos-Pinto, Elaine Silva Miranda, Claudia Garcia Serpa Osorio-de-Castro
The provision of ARVs is central to HIV/AIDS programs, because of its impact on the course of the disease and on quality of life. Although first-line treatments costs have declined, treatment-associated expenses are steeper each year. Sustainability is therefore an important variable for the success of treatment programs. A conceptual framework on sustainability of ARV provision was developed, followed by data collection instruments. The pilot study was undertaken in Brazil. Bolivia, Peru and Mozambique, were visited...
August 2017: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769696/the-identity-of-three-south-american-smiliine-treehoppers-hemiptera-membracidae-and-related-taxonomic-changes-including-description-of-a-new-genus-in-thuridini
#13
Stuart H McKamey
Based on examination of holotypes or interpretation of original descriptions, four taxonomic changes are proposed for South American species erroneously placed in the tribe Smiliini: Flynnia, gen. n. (Thuridini) and F. fascipennis (Funkhouser), comb. n. from Bolivia; Antianthe atromarginata (Goding), comb. n. from Ecuador; Amastris pilosa (Funkhouser), comb. n. from Peru; and Thelia planeflava Fairmaire from Brazil to Polyglyptini incertae sedis, new placement.
2017: ZooKeys
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769661/a-new-cryptic-species-and-review-of-the-east-andean-leaf-chafer-genus-mesomerodon-ohaus-1905-coleoptera-scarabaeidae-rutelinae
#14
Matthias Seidel, Mary L Jameson, Rachel L Stone
The Neotropical scarab beetle genus Mesomerodon Ohaus (Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae: Rutelini) is distributed in the western (lowland) Amazonian region from Colombia to Bolivia. Based on our research, the genus includes three species including a new cryptic species from Ecuador. We use niche modeling to predict potential suitable habitat and identify environmental factors associated with the distribution of Mesomerodon species. We characterize the genus, provide a key to species, diagnose each species, describe a new species, provide spatial and temporal distributions, and discuss distributions of the species in relation to Amazonian landscape biodiversity...
2017: ZooKeys
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769619/the-phanuromyia-galeata-species-group-hymenoptera-platygastridae-telenominae-shining-a-lantern-into-an-unexplored-corner-of-neotropical-diversity
#15
Katherine C Nesheim, Lubomír Masner, Norman F Johnson
The Phanuromyia galeata species group is delineated and its species richness explored for the first time (Hymenoptera: Platygastridae, Telenominae). Fifteen species are described, all of which are new: Phanuromyia comata Nesheim & Masner, sp. n. (Brazil), P. constellata Nesheim, sp. n. (Paraguay), P. corys Nesheim & Masner, sp. n. (Brazil), P. cranos Nesheim & Masner, sp. n. (Bolivia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, French Guiana), P. cudo Nesheim & Masner, sp. n. (Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, French Guiana, Panama, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela), P...
2017: ZooKeys
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759265/from-lemongrass-to-ivermectin-ethnomedical-management-of-chagas-disease-in-tropical-bolivia
#16
Colin Forsyth
Chagas disease is a neglected tropical disease; the only viable drugs are outdated and produce frequent side effects, and the overwhelming majority of cases are undiagnosed and untreated. Globally, people encounter numerous impediments to accessing biomedical treatment for Chagas disease. However, little is known about how people with Chagas disease manage their health outside the biomedical system. In this article, I discuss knowledge of ethnomedical treatments among marginalized patients in an endemic area of Bolivia...
July 31, 2017: Medical Anthropology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751163/leishmaniasis-in-the-major-endemic-region-of-plurinational-state-of-bolivia-species-identification-phylogeography-and-drug-susceptibility-implications
#17
Pablo Bilbao-Ramos, M Auxiliadora Dea-Ayuela, Oscar Cardenas-Alegría, Efraín Salamanca, José Antonio Santalla-Vargas, Cesar Benito, Ninoska Flores, Francisco Bolás-Fernández
The Plurinational State of Bolivia is one of the Latin American countries with the highest prevalence of leishmaniasis, highlighting the lowlands of the Department of La Paz where about 50% of the total cases were reported. The control of the disease can be seriously compromised by the intrinsic variability of the circulating species that may limit the efficacy of treatment while favoring the emergence of resistance. Fifty-five isolates of Leishmania from cutaneous and mucocutaneous lesions from patients living in different provinces of the Department of La Paz were tested...
July 24, 2017: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737003/facilitators-and-barriers-of-participation-in-a-longitudinal-research-on-migrant-families-in-badalona-spain-a-qualitative-approach
#18
Cristina Hernando, Meritxell Sabidó, Jordi Casabona
Migrant populations are under-represented in health research. We conducted a community-based qualitative study with the aim to examine the willingness, barriers, facilitators and reasons for participating in longitudinal health research among migrants. In Badalona and Santa Coloma de Gramanet (Barcelona) from May to November 2014, 26 individual interviews and 8 discussion groups were conducted with a convenience sample of 76 migrants born in Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia, Morocco, Pakistan and China; and 9 key informants...
July 24, 2017: Health & Social Care in the Community
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729226/solanum-paniculatum-l-decreases-levels-of-inflammatory-cytokines-by-reducing-nfkb-tbet-and-gata3-gene-expression-in-vitro
#19
Raimon Rios, Hugo Bernardino Ferreira da Silva, Norma Vilany Queiroz Carneiro, Anaque de Oliveira Pires, Tamires Cana Brasil Carneiro, Ryan Dos Santos Costa, Cintia Rodrigues Marques, Marta Santos Serafim Machado, Eudes da Silva Velozo, Telma M G da Silva, Tania M S da Silva, Adilva de Souza Conceição, Neuza Maria Alcântara-Neves, Camila Alexandrina Figueiredo
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Solanum paniculatum L., popularly known as jurubeba, is a common subtropical plant from Brazil, Paraguay, Bolivia and Argentina, that is used in folk medicine for the treatment of anemia, gastrointestinal disorders and inflammatory conditions in general. In addition to that, an ethnobotanical survey in "Todos os Santos" Bay have pointed out S. paniculatum as an herb to treat asthma. Previous publications have shown that S. paniculatum possesses antibiotic, antioxidant and modulatory effects on gastric acid secretion; however, its anti-inflammatory potential remains unexplored...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727930/visual-perception-of-british-women-s-skin-color-distribution-in-two-nonindustrialized-societies-the-maasai-and-the-tsimane
#20
Bernhard Fink, Marina Butovskaya, Piotr Sorokowski, Agnieszka Sorokowska, Paul J Matts
In women with lightly pigmented skin in particular, facial skin color homogeneity decreases with age, primarily due to chronic exposure to solar ultraviolet radiation (UVR), leading to a decrease in perceived health and attractiveness. Perception of female skin may be influenced by continuous exposure to, and thus familiarity with, age-related changes in visible skin condition in a given society. Men and women of two traditional societies, the Maasai (Tanzania) and the Tsimane' (Bolivia), unfamiliar with lighter colored skin, judged images of British women's facial skin for age, health, and attractiveness...
July 2017: Evolutionary Psychology: An International Journal of Evolutionary Approaches to Psychology and Behavior
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