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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141338/-spatial-and-temporal-clustering-characteristics-of-typhoid-and-paratyphoid-fever-and-its-change-pattern-in-3-provinces-in-southwestern-china-2001-2012
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L X Wang, B Yang, M Y Yan, Y Q Tang, Z C Liu, R Q Wang, S Li, L Ma, B Kan
Objective: To analyze the spatial and temporal clustering characteristics of typhoid and paratyphoid fever and its change pattern in Yunnan, Guizhou and Guangxi provinces in southwestern China in recent years. Methods: The incidence data of typhoid and paratyphoid fever cases at county level in 3 provinces during 2001-2012 were collected from China Information System for Diseases Control and Prevention and analyzed by the methods of descriptive epidemiology and geographic informatics. And the map showing the spatial and temporal clustering characters of typhoid and paratyphoid fever cases in three provinces was drawn...
November 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136183/glyphosate-use-and-cancer-incidence-in-the-agricultural-health-study
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Gabriella Andreotti, Stella Koutros, Jonathan N Hofmann, Dale P Sandler, Jay H Lubin, Charles F Lynch, Catherine C Lerro, Anneclaire J De Roos, Christine G Parks, Michael C Alavanja, Debra T Silverman, Laura E Beane Freeman
Background: Glyphosate is the most commonly used herbicide worldwide, with both residential and agricultural uses. In 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer classified glyphosate as "probably carcinogenic to humans," noting strong mechanistic evidence and positive associations for non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) in some epidemiologic studies. A previous evaluation in the Agricultural Health Study (AHS) with follow-up through 2001 found no statistically significant associations with glyphosate use and cancer at any site...
November 9, 2017: Journal of the National Cancer Institute
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133266/mapping-suicide-mortality-in-ohio-a-spatial-epidemiological-analysis-of-suicide-clusters-and-area-level-correlates
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Cynthia A Fontanella, Daniel M Saman, John V Campo, Danielle L Hiance-Steelesmith, Jeffrey Bridge, Helen Anne Sweeney, Elisabeth D Root
Previous studies have investigated spatial patterning and associations of area characteristics with suicide rates in Western and Asian countries, but few have been conducted in the United States. This ecological study aims to identify high-risk clusters of suicide in Ohio and assess area level correlates of these clusters. We estimated spatially smoothed standardized mortality ratios (SMR) using Bayesian conditional autoregressive models (CAR) for the period 2004 to 2013. Spatial and spatio-temporal scan statistics were used to detect high-risk clusters of suicide at the census tract level (N=2952)...
November 10, 2017: Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132421/durability-monitoring-of-long-lasting-insecticidal-mosquito-nets-llins-in-madagascar-physical-integrity-and-insecticidal-activity
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Sanjiarizaha Randriamaherijaona, Jacky Raharinjatovo, Sébastien Boyer
BACKGROUND: Long-lasting insecticidal mosquito nets (LLINs) are highly effective for malaria prevention. However, it is also clear that durability monitoring is essential to predict when, post-distribution, a net population, no longer meets minimum WHO standards and needs to be replaced. Following a national distribution campaign in 2013, we tracked two durability indicators, physical integrity and bio-efficacy at six and 12 months post-distribution. While the loss of net integrity during this period was in line with expectations for a one-year net life, bio-efficacy results suggested that nets were losing insecticidal effect faster than expected...
November 13, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131414/oral-health-related-quality-of-life-measured-using-the-five-item-version-of-the-oral-health-impact-profile-in-relation-to-socio-economic-status-a-population-survey-in-sweden
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Ulla Wide, Magnus Hakeberg
Oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) is an important patient-reported outcome measure in dental research. This study was conducted to analyse the association between OHRQoL, as measured using the five-item version of the Oral Health Impact Profile (OHIP-5), and different socio-economic indices. A national survey of randomly selected adult individuals in Sweden (n = 3,500) was performed using telephone interviews. The questions asked for the purpose of this study were defined by the items of the OHIP-5, just as questions were asked regarding socio-economic variables, including education, income, and economic resources...
November 13, 2017: European Journal of Oral Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123330/markov-logic-networks-for-adverse-drug-event-extraction-from-text
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Sriraam Natarajan, Vishal Bangera, Tushar Khot, Jose Picado, Anurag Wazalwar, Vitor Santos Costa, David Page, Michael Caldwell
Adverse drug events (ADEs) are a major concern and point of emphasis for the medical profession, government, and society. A diverse set of techniques from epidemiology, statistics, and computer science are being proposed and studied for ADE discovery from observational health data (e.g., EHR and claims data), social network data (e.g., Google and Twitter posts), and other information sources. Methodologies are needed for evaluating, quantitatively measuring, and comparing the ability of these various approaches to accurately discover ADEs...
May 2017: Knowledge and Information Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121606/pattern-of-hematological-malignancies-in-adolescents-and-young-adults-in-bangladesh
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Md Mahbub Hasan, Enayetur Raheem, Tanvira Afroze Sultana, Mohammad Sorowar Hossain
INTRODUCTION: The adolescent and young adult (AYA) age group (15-39 years) bears distinct characteristics in terms of cancer biology, long-term health and treatment-related complications and psychosocial aspects. The overall scenario of cancer including hematological malignancies (HMs) is largely unknown in Bangladesh, where a significant proportion of people (44% of total population) belong to AYA age group. This study aims to describe the patterns of HM among AYA in the context of Bangladesh METHODS: Two previously published datasets (on hematological malignancies and childhood and adolescent cancer) were merged to construct a comprehensive dataset focusing exclusively on HMs in AYA age group...
November 6, 2017: Cancer Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119206/-indices-of-multiple-deprivation-for-the-analysis-of-regional-health-disparities-in-germany-experiences-from-epidemiology-and-healthcare-research
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REVIEW
Werner Maier
BACKGROUND: Deprivation indices allow material and social differences at the regional level to be described in a statistically efficient and concise manner and to use these in health analyses. Following the British example, Indices of Multiple Deprivation (IMDs) are now available for Germany, the German Index of Multiple Deprivation (GIMD) as well as its regional versions. In this study, empirical experiences based on the use of these indices in health studies will be presented. METHOD: The German IMDs consist of seven deprivation domains, which represent single aspects of deprivation (income, employment, and educational deprivation, municipal revenue deprivation, social capital deprivation, environment and security deprivation)...
November 8, 2017: Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117933/a-web-based-study-of-dog-ownership-and-depression-among-people-living-with-hiv
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Abigail L Muldoon, Lisa M Kuhns, Julie Supple, Kristen C Jacobson, Robert Garofalo
BACKGROUND: People living with human immunodeficiency virus (PLHIV) are approximately twice as likely to be depressed compared with HIV-negative individuals. Depression is consistently associated with low antiretroviral therapy (ART) adherence, an important step within the HIV care continuum related to HIV disease progression and overall health. One factor that may have positive psychosocial benefits and promote ART adherence is dog ownership. Research indicates that dog ownership is associated with lower depression, and initial evidence suggests its positive impact on psychosocial outcomes for PLHIV...
November 8, 2017: JMIR Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115964/the-matex-cohort-a-finnish-population-register-birth-cohort-to-study-health-effects-of-prenatal-exposures
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Isabell K Rumrich, Kirsi Vähäkangas, Matti Viluksela, Mika Gissler, Heljä-Marja Surcel, Hanna de Ruyter, Jukka Jokinen, Otto Hänninen
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of chronic diseases, such as immune, neurobehavioral, and metabolic disorders has increased in recent decades. According to the concept of Developmental Origin of Health and Disease (DOHaD), developmental factors associated with environmental exposures and maternal lifestyle choices may partly explain the observed increase. Register-based epidemiology is a prime tool to investigate the effects of prenatal exposures over the whole life course. Our aim is to establish a Finnish register-based birth cohort, which can be used to investigate various (prenatal) exposures and their effects during the whole life course with first analyses focusing on maternal smoking and air pollution...
November 7, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115955/health-financing-and-integration-of-urban-and-rural-residents-basic-medical-insurance-systems-in-china
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Kun Zhu, Luying Zhang, Shasha Yuan, Xiaojuan Zhang, Zhiruo Zhang
BACKGROUND: China is in the process of integrating the new cooperative medical scheme (NCMS) and the urban residents' basic medical insurance system (URBMI) into the urban and rural residents' basic medical insurance system (URRBMI). However, how to integrate the financing policies of NCMS and URBMI has not been described in detail. This paper attempts to illustrate the differences between the financing mechanisms of NCMS and URBMI, to analyze financing inequity between urban and rural residents and to identify financing mechanisms for integrating urban and rural residents' medical insurance systems...
November 7, 2017: International Journal for Equity in Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114875/circulating-concentrations-of-vitamin-d-in-relation-to-pancreatic-cancer-risk-in-european-populations
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Fränzel J B van Duijnhoven, Mazda Jenab, Kristian Hveem, Peter D Siersema, Veronika Fedirko, Eric J Duell, Ellen Kampman, Anouk Halfweeg, Henk J van Kranen, Jody M W van den Ouweland, Elisabete Weiderpass, Neil Murphy, Arnulf Langhammer, Eivind Ness-Jensen, Anja Olsen, Anne Tjønneland, Kim Overvad, Claire Cadeau, Marina Kvaskoff, Marie-Christine Boutron-Ruault, Verena A Katzke, Tilman Kühn, Heiner Boeing, Antonia Trichopoulou, Anastasia Kotanidou, Maria Kritikou, Domenico Palli, Claudia Agnoli, Rosario Tumino, Salvatore Panico, Giuseppe Matullo, Petra Peeters, Magritt Brustad, Karina Standahl Olsen, Cristina Lasheras, Mireia Obón-Santacana, María-José Sánchez, Miren Dorronsoro, Maria-Dolores Chirlaque, Aurelio Barricarte, Jonas Manjer, Martin Almquist, Frida Renström, Weimin Ye, Nick Wareham, Kay-Tee Khaw, Kathryn E Bradbury, Heinz Freisling, Dagfinn Aune, Teresa Norat, Elio Riboli, H Bas Bueno-de-Mesquita
Evidence from in vivo, in vitro and ecological studies are suggestive of a protective effect of vitamin D against pancreatic cancer. However, this has not been confirmed by analytical epidemiological studies. We aimed to examine the association between pre-diagnostic circulating vitamin D concentrations and pancreatic cancer incidence in European populations. We conducted a pooled nested case-control study within the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) and the Nord-Trøndelag Health Study's second survey (HUNT2) cohorts...
November 7, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100138/associations-between-race-discrimination-and-risk-for-chronic-disease-in-a-population-based-sample-from-canada
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Arjumand Siddiqi, Faraz Vahid Shahidi, Chantel Ramraj, David R Williams
A major epidemiological finding emerging from studies using U.S. samples is that racial differences in experiences of discrimination are associated with racial differences in health. A newer area of research is exploring the population-level dynamics between race, discrimination, and health status in various societies. The objective of this study is to assess for the first time in a national sample from Canada: (a) racial differences in experiences of discrimination and, (b) the association between discrimination and chronic conditions and their major risk factors...
October 12, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096315/total-recall-in-the-scamp-cohort-validation-of-self-reported-mobile-phone-use-in-the-smartphone-era
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Michael O Mireku, William Mueller, Charlotte Fleming, Irene Chang, Iroise Dumontheil, Michael S C Thomas, Marloes Eeftens, Paul Elliott, Martin Röösli, Mireille B Toledano
Mobile phone use, predominantly smartphones, is almost ubiquitous amongst both adults and children. However adults and children have different usage patterns. A major challenge with research on mobile phone use is the reliability of self-reported phone activity for accurate exposure assessment. We investigated the agreement between self-reported mobile phone use data and objective mobile operator traffic data in a subset of adolescents aged 11-12 years participating in the Study of Cognition, Adolescents and Mobile Phones (SCAMP) cohort...
October 30, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093817/eating-behaviour-disorders-among-adolescents-in-a-middle-school-in-dongfanghong-china
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Tingting Feng, Dawit Shawel Abebe
Background: Disordered eating behaviours (DEB) are significant public health challenges among adolescents. DEB are prevalent among Chinese young people and replication epidemiological studies in DEB are needed due to ongoing rapid modernization and socio-economic change. In addition, there has been no prevention or intervention programs for DEB in most of rural areas in China and research in DEB in rural China is limited. More research in DEB in rural China is needed for increased awareness of prevention strategies...
2017: Journal of Eating Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091191/building-a-national-infection-intelligence-platform-to-improve-antimicrobial-stewardship-and-drive-better-patient-outcomes-the-scottish-experience
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Marion Bennie, William Malcolm, Charis A Marwick, Kimberley Kavanagh, Jean Sneddon, Dilip Nathwani
Background: The better use of new and emerging data streams to understand the epidemiology of infectious disease and to inform and evaluate antimicrobial stewardship improvement programmes is paramount in the global fight against antimicrobial resistance. Objectives: To create a national informatics platform that synergizes the wealth of disjointed, infection-related health data, building an intelligence capability that allows rapid enquiry, generation of new knowledge and feedback to clinicians and policy makers...
October 1, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080447/epidemiology-of-malignant-peritoneal-mesothelioma-a-population-based-study
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Silja A S Salo, Ilkka Ilonen, Sanna Laaksonen, Marjukka Myllärniemi, Jarmo A Salo, Tuomo Rantanen
BACKGROUND: Malignant peritoneal mesothelioma (MPeM) is a rare cancer of the mesothelial cells in the peritoneum with poor prognosis. Earlier reports from other countries indicate an incidence of 0.2-3 new cases per million per year. No previous studies have examined the national epidemiology of MPeM in Nordic countries. This study aimed to clarify the epidemiology of MPeM in Finland over a 12-year period. METHODS: The data consisted of cancer notifications, laboratory notifications, and death certificate information in the Finnish Cancer Registry (FCR) and Statistics Finland (SF) of all MPeM patients from 2000 to 2012 in Finland...
October 25, 2017: Cancer Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079553/c%C3%A3-te-d-ivoire-dual-burden-of-disease-codubu-study-protocol-to-investigate-the-co-occurrence-of-chronic-infections-and-noncommunicable-diseases-in-rural-settings-of-epidemiological-transition
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Ikenna C Eze, Clémence Esse, Fidèle K Bassa, Siaka Koné, Felix Acka, Loukou Yao, Medea Imboden, Fabienne N Jaeger, Christian Schindler, Mireille Dosso, Véronique Laubhouet-Koffi, Dinard Kouassi, Eliézer K N'Goran, Jürg Utzinger, Bassirou Bonfoh, Nicole Probst-Hensch
BACKGROUND: Individual-level concomitance of infectious diseases and noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) is poorly studied, despite the reality of this dual disease burden for many low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). OBJECTIVE: This study protocol describes the implementation of a cohort and biobank aiming for a better understanding of interrelation of helminth and Plasmodium infections with NCD phenotypes like metabolic syndrome, hypertension, and diabetes. METHODS: A baseline cross-sectional population-based survey was conducted over one year, in the Taabo health and demographic surveillance system (HDSS) in south-central Côte d'Ivoire...
October 27, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073996/battling-tuberculosis-beyond-antibiotics
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Panagiotis Petrou
BACKGROUND: The incidence of tuberculosis (TB) in Cyprus has doubled over the last decade and an urgent overhaul is needed to curb its spread. OBJECTIVES: To analyze the incidence of TB on the basis of nationality, age, and sex and provide an insight on TB pattern in Cyprus. METHODS: We performed an odds ratio statistical analysis of the latest data and concluded that some nationalities are significantly associated with this increase. RESULTS: We identified that this can be partly attributed to a legislation gap, which provides that screening is mandatory only for third-country migrants, whereas there is no provision for high-risk European migrants...
September 2017: Value in Health Regional Issues
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073289/pm10-concentration-and-microbiological-assessment-of-air-in-relation-to-the-number-of-acute-cases-of-type-1-diabetes-mellitus-in-the-lubelskie-voivodeship-preliminary-report
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Małgorzata Michalska, Maria Bartoszewicz, Piotr Wąż, Sylwia Kozaczuk, Iwona Beń-Skowronek, Katarzyna Zorena
INTRODUCTION: The aim of our study was to evaluate the relation between the concentration of particulate matter of less than 10 μm in diameter (PM10) in air and the effect of psychrophilic bacteria, mesophilic bacteria and mould fungi on the number of new cases of type 1 diabetes mellitus in children and adolescents in the Lubelskie Voivodeship in the years 2015-2016. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Epidemiological data on the number of new cases of T1DM was obtained from the Department of Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetology of the Medical University in Lublin...
2017: Pediatric Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism
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