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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210012/echocardiographic-parameters-as-life-quality-predictors-in-patients-after-myocardial-infarction-treated-with-different-methods
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Alen Dzubur, Mevludin Mekic, Senad Pesto, Naser Nabil
INTRODUCTION: Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death in most countries. The aim was to examine the quality of life and to determine the differences in the quality of life in patients one year after myocardial infarction and the relationship between quality of life and echocardiographic parameters in these patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The research was a prospective, clinical, epidemiological study and was conducted at the Clinic of Cardiology, University Clinical Center Sarajevo (UCCS)...
December 2016: Medical Archives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202797/the-epiquant-framework-for-computing-the-epidemiological-concordance-of-microbial-subtyping-data
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Benjamin M Hetman, Steven K Mutschall, James E Thomas, Victor P J Gannon, Clifford G Clark, Frank Pollari, Eduardo N Taboada
A fundamental assumption in the use and interpretation of microbial subtyping results for public health investigations is that isolates that appear to be related based on molecular subtyping data are expected to share commonalities with respect to their origin, history and distribution. Critically, no approach currently exists for systematically assessing the underlying epidemiology of subtyping results. Our aim was to develop a method for directly quantifying the similarity between bacterial isolates using basic sampling metadata and to develop a framework for computing the epidemiologic concordance of microbial typing results...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202078/examples-of-sex-gender-sensitivity-in-epidemiological-research-results-of-an-evaluation-of-original-articles-published-in-jech-2006-2014
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Ingeborg Jahn, Claudia Börnhorst, Frauke Günther, Tilman Brand
BACKGROUND: During the last decades, sex and gender biases have been identified in various areas of biomedical and public health research, leading to compromised validity of research findings. As a response, methodological requirements were developed but these are rarely translated into research practice. The aim of this study is to provide good practice examples of sex/gender sensitive health research. METHODS: We conducted a systematic search of research articles published in JECH between 2006 and 2014...
February 15, 2017: Health Research Policy and Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188491/serious-fungal-infections-in-peru
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B Bustamante, D W Denning, P E Campos
Epidemiological data about mycotic diseases are limited in Peru and estimation of the fungal burden has not been previously attempted. Data were obtained from the Peruvian National Institute of Statistics and Informatics, UNAIDS and from the Ministry of Health's publications. We also searched the bibliography for Peruvian data on mycotic diseases, asthma, COPD, cancer and transplants. Incidence or prevalence for each fungal disease were estimated in specific populations at risk. The Peruvian population for 2015 was 31,151,543...
February 10, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181405/epidemiology-of-breast-cancer-in-indian-women
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REVIEW
Shreshtha Malvia, Sarangadhara Appalaraju Bagadi, Uma S Dubey, Sunita Saxena
Breast cancer has ranked number one cancer among Indian females with age adjusted rate as high as 25.8 per 100,000 women and mortality 12.7 per 100,000 women. Data reports from various latest national cancer registries were compared for incidence, mortality rates. The age adjusted incidence rate of carcinoma of the breast was found as high as 41 per 100,000 women for Delhi, followed by Chennai (37.9), Bangalore (34.4) and Thiruvananthapuram District (33.7). A statistically significant increase in age adjusted rate over time (1982-2014) in all the PBCRs namely Bangalore (annual percentage change: 2...
February 9, 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178023/risk-factors-for-acute-care-hospital-readmission-in-older-persons-in-western-countries-a-systematic-review
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Mona Kyndi Pedersen, Gabriele Meyer, Lisbeth Uhrenfeldt
BACKGROUND: Hospital readmission in older persons is common and reported as a post-discharge adverse outcome from hospitalization. Readmission relates to a mix of factors associated with increasing age, living conditions, progression of disease as well as factors related to the processes of care. To allow health professionals to focus more intensively on patients at risk of readmission, there is a need to identify the characteristics of those patients. OBJECTIVES: To identify and synthesize the best available evidence on risk factors for acute care hospital readmission within one month of discharge in older persons in Western countries...
February 2017: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177887/use-of-social-network-analysis-and-global-sensitivity-and-uncertainty-analyses-to-better-understand-an-influenza-outbreak
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Jianhua Liu, Hongbo Jiang, Hao Zhang, Chun Guo, Lei Wang, Jing Yang, Shaofa Nie
In the summer of 2014, an influenza A(H3N2) outbreak occurred in Yichang city, Hubei province, China. A retrospective study was conducted to collect and interpret hospital and epidemiological data on it using social network analysis and global sensitivity and uncertainty analyses. Results for degree (χ2=17.6619, P<0.0001) and betweenness(χ2=21.4186, P<0.0001) centrality suggested that the selection of sampling objects were different between traditional epidemiological methods and newer statistical approaches...
February 3, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168902/environmental-tobacco-smoke-and-periodontitis-in-us-non-smokers-2009-to-2012
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Julie D Sutton, Mabel L Salas Martinez, Mary M Gerkovich
BACKGROUND: Epidemiologic studies using half-mouth designs for assessment of periodontal disease prevalence have reported that environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) exposure of non-smokers is associated with 2-3 fold increase in the odds of developing periodontitis. In response to the possibility of underreporting of periodontitis the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) updated periodontal examination procedures in 2009 for the National Health and Nutritional Examination Survey (NHANES), including full-mouth, 6-site periodontal probing and attachment loss assessment...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167514/pediatric-exposures-to-veterinary-pharmaceuticals
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Suzanne Tomasi, Kristin J Roberts, Jason Stull, Henry A Spiller, Lara B McKenzie
OBJECTIVE: To describe the epidemiology of veterinary pharmaceutical-related exposures to children based on calls to a regional poison control center. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of pediatric (≤19 years of age) exposures to pharmaceutical products intended for animal use, managed by a regional poison control center from 1999 through 2013, was conducted. Case narratives were reviewed and coded for exposure-related circumstances and intended species. Descriptive statistics were generated...
February 6, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167341/positive-welfare-state-dynamics-sickness-benefits-and-sickness-absence-in-europe-1997-2011
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Ola Sjöberg
Sickness absence is associated with great costs for individuals, companies and society at large. Influenced by neo-classical economic theory, policy advice has emphasized the role of sickness benefit programs for reducing sickness absence rates: too generous benefits without proper control will increase the number of recipients and prolong absence spells as well as possibly cause negative dynamic effects in the long term. This study provides an alternative interpretation of the relationship between sickness benefits and sickness absence...
January 28, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166074/airborne-particulate-matter-and-health-condition-in-brick-kiln-workers-in-kathmandu-valley-nepal
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S Sanjel, S N Khanal, S M Thygerson, K Khanal, Z Pun, S Tamang, S K Joshi
Background Air quality monitoring in brick kilns indicates very high concentrations of airborne particulate matter. Air pollution from brick kilns poses an enhanced threat to the environment and to human health. Objective To evaluate airborne particulate matter concentration and health status of brick kiln workers. Method A cross-sectional comparative study was conducted in the Kathmandu valley targeting all brick industries and their workers during January - March 2015 and March - April 2016. A total of 16 brick kilns and 800 participants (400 brick workers as exposed and 400 grocery workers as referent) were selected for study...
April 2016: Kathmandu University Medical Journal (KUMJ)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164028/the-clinical-spectrum-of-severe-acute-malnutrition-in-children-in-cameroon-a-hospital-based-study-in-yaounde-cameroon
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Andreas Chiabi, Berthe Malangue, Seraphin Nguefack, Félicitée Nguefack Dongmo, Florence Fru, Virginie Takou, Fru Angwafo
BACKGROUND: Severe acute malnutrition (SAM) is a major health problem, and the cause of more than half of childhood deaths in children less than 5 years in developing countries. Globally, 20 million children under 5 years of age are severely malnourished according to the World Health Organization (WHO). In Cameroon, the prevalence of SAM remains high and estimated at 1.9% in 2011 and 1.3% in 2014. The aim of this study was to determine the epidemiology, clinical aspects and outcome of SAM at the Yaounde Gynaeco-Obstetric and Pediatric Hospital (YGOPH)...
January 2017: Translational pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164014/cardiovascular-burden-and-percutaneous-interventions-in-russian-federation-systematic-epidemiological-update
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REVIEW
Alexander N Kharlamov
The situation with cardiovascular (CV) burden in Russian population is alerting, and becomes of interest due to high CV mortality, and shorter lifespan if compare with the Western society amid the absence of the established monitoring or screening system for major CV risk factors. The purpose of this systematic epidemiological update was to explore CV burden in Russia. The study represents pooled results with a systematic epidemiological review of the national mass screening, selected randomized clinical trials and statistical datasets of the national public health CV institutions exploring the trends of the CV burden in all 83 regions of Russia...
February 2017: Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161743/serious-fungal-infections-in-korea
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K Huh, Y E Ha, D W Denning, K R Peck
Information on the incidence and prevalence of fungal infections is of critical value in public health policy. However, nationwide epidemiological data on fungal infections are scarce, due to a lack of surveillance and funding. The objective of this study was to estimate the disease burden of fungal infections in the Republic of Korea. An actuarial approach using a deterministic model was used for the estimation. Data on the number of populations at risk and the frequencies of fungal infections in those populations were obtained from national statistics reports and epidemiology papers...
February 4, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161742/serious-fungal-infections-in-thailand
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M Chayakulkeeree, D W Denning
The burden of serious fungal infection in Thailand is increasing but data regarding its incidence and prevalence are lacking. In this study we aimed to estimate the burden of serious fungal diseases in Thailand based on the size of the populations at risk and available epidemiological databases. Data derived from The Bureau of Epidemiology, Department of Disease Control, Thai Ministry of Public Health, World Health Organisation, international and local reports, and some unreported data were used. When no data existed, risk populations were used to estimate frequencies of fungal infections, using previously described methodology by LIFE...
February 4, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153645/-epidemiological-clinical-and-forensic-physical-violence-against-women-in-tambacounda-senegal
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M M M Leye, P Ndiaye, D Ndiaye, I Seck, A Faye, A Tal Dia
INTRODUCTION: To contribute to the fight against physical violence against women, this work aimed to make a 10-year review of cases treated at the Regional Court of Tambacounda. METHODOLOGY: This observational, retrospective, descriptive and analytical study was conducted from 15 October 2014 to 15 April 2015. It covered all the court records of victims of intentional injury from 2006 to 2015. The data was entered and analyzed using Epi info 3.3.2 software. RESULTS: In all, 113 cases were treated...
January 30, 2017: Revue D'épidémiologie et de Santé Publique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151819/epidemiology-of-cardiac-arrest-during-hospitalization-for-delivery-in-canada-a-nationwide-study
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Mrinalini Balki, Shiliang Liu, Juan Andrés León, Leyla Baghirzada
BACKGROUND: Cardiac arrest in pregnancy is a rare and devastating condition with high mortality and morbidity. The objective of this study was to generate information about maternal cardiac arrest in Canada by examining the frequency, temporal incidence, associated conditions, potential etiologies, and survival rates. METHODS: This retrospective population-based study used hospitalization data from the discharge abstract database of the Canadian Institute for Health Information relating to obstetric deliveries in Canada from April 1, 2002, to March 31, 2015...
March 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149226/burns-in-sweden-temporal-trends-from-1987-to-2010
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A Svee, A Jonsson, F Sjöberg, F Huss
Our aim was to investigate the epidemiology of burned patients admitted to hospitals in Sweden, and to examine temporal trends during the last three decades. Our hypothesis was that there has been an appreciable decline in the number of patients admitted. Retrospective data about burned patients treated at Swedish hospitals 1987 - 2010 were obtained from the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare. Patients with primary or secondary ICD diagnoses of burns were included, reviewed and statistically interpreted in terms of sex, age, incidence, mortality in hospital and duration of stay...
June 30, 2016: Annals of Burns and Fire Disasters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143747/limitations-and-risks-of-meta-analyses-of-longevity-studies
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Paola Sebastiani, Harold Bae, Anastasia Gurinovich, Mette Soerensen, Annibale Puca, Thomas T Perls
Searching for genetic determinants of human longevity has been challenged by the rarity of data sets with large numbers of individuals who have reached extreme old age, inconsistent definitions of the phenotype, and the difficulty of defining appropriate controls. Meta-analysis - a statistical method to summarize results from different studies - has become a common tool in genetic epidemiology to accrue large sample sizes for powerful genetic association studies. In conducting a meta-analysis of studies of human longevity however, particular attention must be made to the definition of cases and controls (including their health status) and on the effect of possible confounders such as sex and ethnicity upon the genetic effect to be estimated...
January 28, 2017: Mechanisms of Ageing and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130147/theory-of-partitioning-of-disease-prevalence-and-mortality-in-observational-data
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I Akushevich, A P Yashkin, J Kravchenko, F Fang, K Arbeev, F Sloan, A I Yashin
In this study, we present a new theory of partitioning of disease prevalence and incidence-based mortality and demonstrate how this theory practically works for analyses of Medicare data. In the theory, the prevalence of a disease and incidence-based mortality are modeled in terms of disease incidence and survival after diagnosis supplemented by information on disease prevalence at the initial age and year available in a dataset. Partitioning of the trends of prevalence and mortality is calculated with minimal assumptions...
January 24, 2017: Theoretical Population Biology
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