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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905971/trends-causes-and-risk-factors-of-mortality-among-children-under-5-in-ethiopia-1990-2013-findings-from-the-global-burden-of-disease-study-2013
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Amare Deribew, Gizachew Assefa Tessema, Kebede Deribe, Yohannes Adama Melaku, Yihunie Lakew, Azmeraw T Amare, Semaw F Abera, Mesoud Mohammed, Abiy Hiruye, Efrem Teklay, Awoke Misganaw, Nicholas Kassebaum
BACKGROUND: Ethiopia has made remarkable progress in reducing child mortality over the last two decades. However, the under-5 mortality rate in Ethiopia is still higher than the under-5 mortality rates of several low- and middle-income countries (LMIC). On the other hand, the patterns and causes of child mortality have not been well investigated in Ethiopia. The objective of this study was to investigate the mortality trend, causes of death, and risk factors among children under 5 in Ethiopia during 1990-2013...
November 14, 2016: Population Health Metrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899925/increased-risk-of-group-b-streptococcus-invasive-infection-in-hiv-exposed-but-uninfected-infants-a-review-of-the-evidence-and-possible-mechanisms
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REVIEW
Nicolas Dauby, Mustapha Chamekh, Pierrette Melin, Amy L Slogrove, Tessa Goetghebuer
Group B Streptococcus (GBS) is a major cause of neonatal sepsis and mortality worldwide. Studies from both developed and developing countries have shown that HIV-exposed but uninfected (HEU) infants are at increased risk of infectious morbidity, as compared to HIV-unexposed uninfected infants (HUU). A higher susceptibility to GBS infections has been reported in HEU infants, particularly late-onset diseases and more severe manifestations of GBS diseases. We review here the possible explanations for increased susceptibility to GBS infection...
2016: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891065/trends-causes-and-risk-factors-of-mortality-among-children-under-5-in-ethiopia-1990-2013-findings-from-the-global-burden-of-disease-study-2013
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Amare Deribew, Gizachew Assefa Tessema, Kebede Deribe, Yohannes Adama Melaku, Yihunie Lakew, Azmeraw T Amare, Semaw F Abera, Mesoud Mohammed, Abiy Hiruye, Efrem Teklay, Awoke Misganaw, Nicholas Kassebaum
BACKGROUND: Ethiopia has made remarkable progress in reducing child mortality over the last two decades. However, the under-5 mortality rate in Ethiopia is still higher than the under-5 mortality rates of several low- and middle-income countries (LMIC). On the other hand, the patterns and causes of child mortality have not been well investigated in Ethiopia. The objective of this study was to investigate the mortality trend, causes of death, and risk factors among children under 5 in Ethiopia during 1990-2013...
2016: Population Health Metrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869441/immunology-update-primary-immunodeficiency-diseases
#4
S Paul Starr
There are 264 primary immunodeficiencies (PIDs), most of which are rare. They are caused by complement deficiencies, defects in phagocyte function, impaired T-cell function, and/or impaired B-cell function with antibody deficiencies. Most patients with PIDs will present, at varying ages, with frequent infections. These infections can be common respiratory tract infections such as otitis media or pneumonia, or they can be unusual bacterial, fungal, or parasitic infections. Neonatal screening for severe combined immunodeficiency syndrome, one of the most common and serious PIDs, is now performed in most US states, but many PIDs manifest and are detected after birth...
November 2016: FP Essentials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864000/timing-of-initiation-of-antiretroviral-therapy-and-adverse-pregnancy-outcomes-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Olalekan A Uthman, Jean B Nachega, Jean Anderson, Steve Kanters, Edward J Mills, Françoise Renaud, Shaffiq Essajee, Meg C Doherty, Lynne M Mofenson
BACKGROUND: Although lifelong combination antiretroviral therapy (ART) is recommended for all individuals with HIV, few data exist for pregnancy outcomes associated with ART initiation before conception. We assessed adverse pregnancy outcomes associated with ART initiated before conception compared with that of ART started after conception. METHODS: We did a systematic review of studies from low-income, middle-income, and high-income countries by searching the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Embase, LILACS, MEDLINE, Toxline, Web of Knowledge, and WHO Global Index Medicus and trials in progress (International Clinical Trials Registry Platform) for randomised trials, quasi-randomised trials, and prospective cohort studies done between Jan 1, 1980, and June 1, 2016, in which timing of ART initiation in pregnant women living with HIV was reported...
November 15, 2016: Lancet HIV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27831952/tenofovir-disoproxil-fumarate-safety-for-women-and-their-infants-during-pregnancy-and-breastfeeding-systematic-review
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Lynne M Mofenson, Rachel C Baggaley, Ioannis Mameletzis
OBJECTIVES: Pregnant/lactating women in some sub-Saharan Africa settings are at substantial risk of HIV acquisition and could benefit from pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) with tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF), but safety data in pregnancy/lactation are limited. DESIGN: Systematic data review through August 2016. METHODS: We reviewed research reports/conference abstracts with maternal/child adverse outcome data in HIV-infected and HIV-uninfected pregnant/lactating women receiving TDF alone or in combination with other drugs compared with non-TDF regimens...
November 7, 2016: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27819215/dietary-iron-and-calcium-intakes-during-pregnancy-are-associated-with-lower-risk-of-prematurity-stillbirth-and-neonatal-mortality-among-women-in-tanzania
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Dominic Mosha, Enju Liu, Ellen Hertzmark, Grace Chan, Christopher Sudfeld, Honorati Masanja, Wafaie Fawzi
OBJECTIVE: Prematurity, stillbirth and other adverse birth outcomes remain major concerns in resource-limited settings. Poor dietary intake of micronutrients during pregnancy has been associated with increased risk of adverse outcomes. We determined the relationships between dietary Fe and Ca intakes during pregnancy and risks of adverse birth outcomes among HIV-negative women. DESIGN: Women's diet was assessed through repeated 24 h diet recalls in pregnancy. Mean intakes of total Fe, Fe from animal sources and Ca during pregnancy were examined in relation to adverse birth outcomes and neonatal mortality...
November 7, 2016: Public Health Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806243/benefits-and-risks-of-antiretroviral-therapy-for-perinatal-hiv-prevention
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Mary G Fowler, Min Qin, Susan A Fiscus, Judith S Currier, Patricia M Flynn, Tsungai Chipato, James McIntyre, Devasena Gnanashanmugam, George K Siberry, Anne S Coletti, Taha E Taha, Karin L Klingman, Francis E Martinson, Maxensia Owor, Avy Violari, Dhayendre Moodley, Gerhard B Theron, Ramesh Bhosale, Raziya Bobat, Benjamin H Chi, Renate Strehlau, Pendo Mlay, Amy J Loftis, Renee Browning, Terence Fenton, Lynette Purdue, Michael Basar, David E Shapiro, Lynne M Mofenson
Background Randomized-trial data on the risks and benefits of antiretroviral therapy (ART) as compared with zidovudine and single-dose nevirapine to prevent transmission of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in HIV-infected pregnant women with high CD4 counts are lacking. Methods We randomly assigned HIV-infected women at 14 or more weeks of gestation with CD4 counts of at least 350 cells per cubic millimeter to zidovudine and single-dose nevirapine plus a 1-to-2-week postpartum "tail" of tenofovir and emtricitabine (zidovudine alone); zidovudine, lamivudine, and lopinavir-ritonavir (zidovudine-based ART); or tenofovir, emtricitabine, and lopinavir-ritonavir (tenofovir-based ART)...
November 3, 2016: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27789674/the-effect-of-neonatal-vitamin-a-supplementation-on-morbidity-and-mortality-at-12-months-a-randomized-trial
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Emily R Smith, Alfa Muhihi, Salum Mshamu, Christopher R Sudfeld, Ramadhani Abdallah Noor, Donna Spiegelman, Roger L Shapiro, Honorati Masanja, Wafaie Fawzi
BACKGROUND: Neonatal vitamin A supplementation (NVAS) is an intervention hypothesized to reduce infant morbidity and mortality. The objective of this study was to assess the efficacy of neonatal vitamin A supplementation in reducing infant morbidity and mortality and assess potential sources of heterogeneity of the effect of NVAS. METHODS: We completed an individually randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial in Tanzania. Infants were randomized within 3 days of birth to a single dose of vitamin A (50 000 IU) or placebo...
October 27, 2016: International Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27784298/the-global-pendulum-swing-towards-community-health-workers-in-low-and-middle-income-countries-a-scoping-review-of-trends-geographical-distribution-and-programmatic-orientations-2005-to-2014
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REVIEW
Helen Schneider, Dickson Okello, Uta Lehmann
BACKGROUND: There has been a substantial increase in publications and interest in community health workers (CHWs) in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) over the last years. This paper examines the growth, geographical distribution and programmatic orientations of the indexed literature on CHWs in LMIC over a 10-year period. METHODS: A scoping review of publications on CHWs from 2005 to 2014 was conducted. Using an inclusive list of terms, we searched seven databases (including MEDLINE, CINAHL, Cochrane) for all English-language publications on CHWs in LMIC...
October 26, 2016: Human Resources for Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27769314/maternal-and-congenital-cytomegalovirus-infection-and-zero-rubella-igm-prevalence-in-newborns-in-st-paul-s-hospital-millennium-medical-college
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Yeshwondm Mamuye, Balkachew Nigatu, Delayehu Bekele, Mekonen Getahun
BACKGROUND: Maternal cytomegalovirus (CMV) and Rubella infections result in adverse neonatal outcomes. Both CMV and Rubella are more widespread in developing countries and in communities with lower socioeconomic status. Thus, the aim of this study was to determine IgM specific to CMV and Rubella among newborns and Maternal CMV-seroprevalence and to identify risk factors. METHOD AND FINDING: Using cross sectional study design a total of 312 (156 newborns and 156 mothers) study participants were recruited by simple random sampling technique from gynecology outpatient department (OPD) and ward, starting from April 1, 2015 to June 30, 2015...
October 21, 2016: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27756424/isolated-congenital-complete-heart-block-in-a-five-year-old-seronegative-girl-born-to-a-woman-seropositive-for-human-immunodeficiency-virus-a-case-report
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Pedro Pallangyo, Isaac Mawenya, Paulina Nicholaus, Henry Mayala, Amida Kalombola, Godwin Sharau, Naiz Majani, Mohamed Janabi
BACKGROUND: Congenital complete heart block is a life-threatening condition which is highly associated with autoimmune and connective tissue disorders. Presence of maternal autoantibodies for associated conditions increases the risk of delivering a child with congenital complete heart block, however, less than a half of all women with such antibodies are symptomatic even after delivery. Mortality rate is highest during the neonatal period (45 %) and about two-thirds of all cases will require permanent pacing at some point in their lives...
October 19, 2016: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27753243/efficacy-of-knowledge-and-competence-based-training-of-non-physicians-in-the-provision-of-early-infant-male-circumcision-using-the-mogen-clamp-in-rakai-uganda
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Edward Nelson Kankaka, Godfrey Kigozi, Daniel Kayiwa, Nehemiah Kighoma, Frederick Makumbi, Teddy Murungi, Dorean Nabukalu, Resty Nampijja, Stephen Watya, Daniel Namuguzi, Fred Nalugoda, Gertrude Nakigozi, David Serwadda, Maria Wawer, Ronald H Gray
OBJECTIVE: To assess acquisition of knowledge and competence in performing Early Infant Male Circumcision (EIMC) by non-physicians trained using a structured curriculum. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Training in provision of EIMC using the Mogen clamp was conducted for 10 Clinical Officers (COs) and 10 Registered Nurse Midwives (RNMWs), in Rakai, Uganda. Healthy infants whose mothers consented to study participation were assigned to the trainees, each of whom performed at least 10 EIMCs...
October 18, 2016: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27749654/rapid-initiation-of-antiretrovirals-in-two-newly-diagnosed-hiv-infected-infants
#14
Diana F Clarke, Inci Yildirim, Ellen R Cooper
We report our experience with two infants with in utero HIV-1 infection who began very early combination antiretroviral therapy within 4 hours of birth. Further neonatal studies of antiretroviral pharmacokinetics, safety, efficacy, and treatment strategies are critically needed for the development of more potent regimens for use in HIV-infected infants.
October 3, 2016: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27733281/global-regional-and-national-life-expectancy-all-cause-mortality-and-cause-specific-mortality-for-249-causes-of-death-1980-2015-a-systematic-analysis-for-the-global-burden-of-disease-study-2015
#15
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BACKGROUND: Improving survival and extending the longevity of life for all populations requires timely, robust evidence on local mortality levels and trends. The Global Burden of Disease 2015 Study (GBD 2015) provides a comprehensive assessment of all-cause and cause-specific mortality for 249 causes in 195 countries and territories from 1980 to 2015. These results informed an in-depth investigation of observed and expected mortality patterns based on sociodemographic measures. METHODS: We estimated all-cause mortality by age, sex, geography, and year using an improved analytical approach originally developed for GBD 2013 and GBD 2010...
October 8, 2016: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27690544/prevalence-and-psychosocial-correlates-of-suicidal-ideation-among-pregnant-women-living-with-hiv-in-mpumalanga-province-south-africa
#16
Violeta J Rodriguez, Ryan R Cook, Karl Peltzer, Deborah L Jones
Pregnant women living with HIV (WLHIV) in South Africa (SA) report higher rates of suicidal ideation than those who are HIV uninfected, and antenatal suicidal ideation has been previously associated with adverse maternal and neonatal outcomes. Few studies have attempted to identify correlates and psychosocial predictors of suicidal ideation in this population. In this study, we sought to estimate the prevalence of and identify risk factors for suicidal ideation among pregnant WLHIV in rural SA (N = 673)...
October 2, 2016: AIDS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27687862/type-specific-detection-of-herpes-simplex-virus-type-1-and-type-2-using-the-cobas%C3%A2-hsv-1-and-2-test-on-the-cobas%C3%A2-4800-platform
#17
Barbara Van Der Pol
HSV-1 and HSV-2 are among the most common causes of sexually transmitted infections (stis) globally. these infections are strongly associated with increased risk of hiv acquisition and rare, but devastating, neonatal disease. available treatment options can reduce HSV transmission and improve quality of life. accurate diagnosis early in disease can improve patient management. Areas covered: This paper describes the clinical manifestations of HSV infection often used for clinical diagnostic purposes. The paper then describes the evolution of laboratory diagnostic assays...
October 8, 2016: Expert Review of Molecular Diagnostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27673425/treatment-of-perinatal-viral-infections-to-improve-neurologic-outcomes
#18
REVIEW
William J Muller
Viral infections in the fetus or newborn often involve the central nervous system (CNS) and can lead to significant morbidity and mortality. Substantial progress has been made in identifying interventions decreasing adverse neurodevelopmental outcomes in this population. This review highlights progress in treatment of important viruses affecting the CNS in these susceptible hosts, focusing on herpes simplex virus (HSV), cytomegalovirus (CMV), human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), and enteroviruses. The observation that high-dose acyclovir improves mortality in neonatal HSV disease culminated decades of antiviral research for this disease...
October 26, 2016: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27665228/measuring-the-health-related-sustainable-development-goals-in-188-countries-a-baseline-analysis-from-the-global-burden-of-disease-study-2015
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BACKGROUND: In September, 2015, the UN General Assembly established the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs specify 17 universal goals, 169 targets, and 230 indicators leading up to 2030. We provide an analysis of 33 health-related SDG indicators based on the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study 2015 (GBD 2015). METHODS: We applied statistical methods to systematically compiled data to estimate the performance of 33 health-related SDG indicators for 188 countries from 1990 to 2015...
October 8, 2016: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27658440/a-randomized-safety-and-pharmacokinetic-trial-of-daily-tenofovir-1-gel-in-term-and-near-term-pregnancy
#20
Richard H Beigi, Lisa M Noguchi, Elizabeth Montgomery, Joseph Biggio, Craig W Hendrix, Mark A Marzinke, James Y Dai, Jason Pan, Ratiya Kunjara Na Ayudhya, Jill L Schwartz, Karen Isaacs, Jeanna M Piper, D Heather Watts
INTRODUCTION: Vaginal tenofovir (TFV) 1% gel may reduce incident HIV-1 and herpes simplex virus 2 infection. Pregnancy may increase risk of HIV acquisition, and incident HIV in pregnancy potentiates perinatal HIV transmission. Our objective was to investigate the safety and pharmacokinetics of seven days of TFV 1% vaginal gel in term and near-term pregnancy. METHODS: Ninety-eight healthy pregnant women, stratified to a term cohort followed by a near-term cohort, were enrolled into a 2:1 randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial...
2016: Journal of the International AIDS Society
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