Scrub typhus: a serious public health issue in nepal
Publication date: Available online 17 February 2020Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global HealthAuthor(s): Krishna Prasad Acharya, Niran Adhikari, Muhammad TariqAbstractThe agro-climatic conditions, socio-economic situation, poor sanitation, low hygiene and health standards in Nepal are major contributing factors to the emergence of scrub typhus in Nepal. These outbreaks, along with poor diagnostic facilities, can lead to severe economic losses in a resource-limited country like Nepal. Diseases like avian influenza, leptospirosis, brucellosis, tuberculosis and rabies, that cause heavy socio-economic burden, have received...
Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health - February 18, 2020 Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research

Seroprevalence and associated risk factors of Toxoplasma gondii infection in a representative Australian human population: The Busselton Health Study
ConclusionsThe first study of its kind in Australia found T. gondii infection to be highly prevalent. Toxoplasma gondii infection has been neglected in Australian notifiable disease programs therefore Australian public health authorities should focus on improving education to raise awareness and commence longitudinal epidemiological data collection to supplement public health models targeting T. gondii transmission control. (Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health)
Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health - February 18, 2020 Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research

The relationship between warm and cold temperament and dysmenorrhea
ConclusionThe results of this study showed that the pain is more observable in cold temperament group, therefore we can empower the gynecologists, midwives and nurses in this field by practical training for them and accordingly contribute to reduce the use of chemical drugs by women with primary dysmenorrhea as well as increasing their efficacy in daily activities and improving their quality of life and their physical and mental health. (Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health)
Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health - February 18, 2020 Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research

RAPTS – An Empowerment to the Medical Postgraduates
Publication date: Available online 11 February 2020Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global HealthAuthor(s): R. Padmavathi, K.Dilara, K. MaheshKumar, S. Anandan, P.V. Vijayaragavan (Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health)
Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health - February 13, 2020 Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research

A study on knowledge and self-care practices about Diabetes Mellitus among patients with type 2 Diabetes Mellitus attending selected tertiary healthcare facilities in coastal Karnataka
ConclusionThis study emphasizes the need to strengthen the initiatives related to generating awareness about diabetes and improving self-care practices related to it. (Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health)
Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health - February 8, 2020 Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research

Epidemiologic Survey of Extra-Pulmonary Tuberculosis in Ahvaz from 2008 to 2013
ConclusionThis study demonstrates that TB still present as a health problem in Ahvaz. About one third of the TB cases were EPTB. It was more common in females and in 15-40 years old cases. The common sites of involvement were lymph nodes, pleura and bone and/or joints. (Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health)
Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health - February 8, 2020 Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research

Spatial clustering of diabetes among reproductive age women and its spatial determinants at the district level in southern India
ConclusionThe study suggests that there is an urgent need for targeted intervention programs to address diabetes among reproductive-age women in high priority districts in southern India. (Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health)
Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health - February 5, 2020 Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research

Dimensions of Quality of Life in the different Stages of Chronic Kidney Disease Patients – A Cross-Sectional Study
Conclusion: The most commonly affected domains were usual activities (79%), pain (76.20%) and anxiety/depression (71.91%). Factors such as age (>65 yrs.), BMI (Underweight and Obese), educational background (Illiterate), Unemployment, domiciliary status (Rural), number of medications (>11) had significant association with EQ–5D index and VAS scores (p–0.000). It was found that QoL was impaired in stage 5D compared to other stages (p–0.000). (Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health)
Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health - February 5, 2020 Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research

Factors associated with tobacco use among Nepalese men aged 15–49 years: Data from Nepal demographic and Health Survey 2016
ConclusionAs one out of every two Nepalese men is a tobacco consumer, pertinent public health programs need to increase advocacy against tobacco use among the mass population. Tobacco control programs should also target high-risk groups when designing interventions. (Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health)
Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health - February 2, 2020 Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research

The survival rate of Patients with ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction treated with Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention and Thrombolysis
ConclusionsThe survival rate of the PPCI group was higher than thrombolysis group. However, the difference in the criteria used to select the type of treatment may have a distorting effect on the subject. Therefore, it seems necessary to carry out studies with a more appropriate design. (Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health)
Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health - January 31, 2020 Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research

The Prevalence of Nosocomial Infection Rates and Needle Sticks Injuries at a Teaching Hospital, During 2013-2014
Publication date: Available online 29 January 2020Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global HealthAuthor(s): Mohammad Effatpanah, Hosein Effatpanah, Sahar Geravandi, Noorollah Tahery, Arghavan Afra, Farid Yousefi, Shokrollah Salmanzadeh, Mohammad Javad MohammadiAbstractIntroductionNosocomial infections (NIs) and Needle stick injuries (NSIs) could play an important role in transfer NIs among the health care workers (HCWs).ObjectiveThe aim of this study was to evaluate the Prevalence of NIs and NSIs in Razi Hospital, Ahvaz, southwest of Iran, during 2013-2014.Materials and MethodsThe present study was a descriptive study, con...
Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health - January 29, 2020 Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research

Age at First Marriage and Fertility in Developing Countries: a Meta Analytical view of 15 Demographic and Health Surveys
ConclusionIn summary, our analysis highlights the effect of female age at first marriage on fertility in developing countries. This study explores the effective strategies to the developing countries that are suffering from high fertility. (Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health)
Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health - January 29, 2020 Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research

Factors associated with Tobacco Use among Nepalese Men Aged 15-49 Years: Data from Nepal Demographic and Health Survey 2016
ConclusionAs one out of every two Nepalese men is a tobacco consumer, pertinent public health programs need to increase advocacy against tobacco use among the mass population. Tobacco control programs should also target high-risk groups when designing interventions. (Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health)
Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health - January 29, 2020 Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research

Oncology Nurses’ Knowledge about Exploring Chemotherapy Related - Extravasation Care: A cross-sectional study
ConclusionsThe current study provides a baseline data about oncology nurses knowledge and practice regarding chemotherapy related-extravasation care. Continues education, seminars, and workshops should be conducted for oncology nurses to increase their knowledge and strengthen their competencies. (Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health)
Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health - January 26, 2020 Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research

Evaluation of Antihypertensive Prescriptions for Rationality and Adherence to Treatment Guidelines: An Experience from United Arab Emirates
ConclusionIn conclusion, the antihypertensive prescriptions at the study site mostly adhere to the latest international guidelines for the management hypertension. (Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health)
Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health - January 26, 2020 Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research

Prevalence of Oral diseases among school children of Mysuru and Chamarajanagar Districts, Karnataka, India.
CONCLUSIONThe total prevalence of oral diseases, especially dental caries and dental fluorosis were 27.40% and 1.8% respectively. (Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health)
Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health - January 26, 2020 Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research

Quantitative determination of pupil by dynamic pupillometry using infrared videography – Role in evaluation of autonomic activity.
ConclusionThe present study suggested that the static and dynamic pupil measurements with real time pupillometer are accurate and probably as reliable as those obtained by manual examination of the pupil using the flashlight test. This system is cost-effective, portable in nature which can produce authentic results of the pupil. (Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health)
Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health - January 26, 2020 Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research

Socio-demographic factors influencing utilization of maternal health care services in India
ConclusionOur study has found that socio-demographic factors play a significant role in determining utilization of maternal health care services in India. Therefore, policymaker and programme administrators should address socio-economic and demographic vulnerabilities of women to improve the use of maternal health care services, which eventually could reduce the risk of maternal morbidity and mortality. (Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health)
Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health - January 24, 2020 Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research

Evidences on overweight of regular blood donors in a Center of Southern Italy
ConclusionsOverweight and obesity are common among regular blood donors and it is more frequent in men than women. The female blood donors seem to be characterized by better knowledge on the relationship between lifestyle and health, and by a better "putting into practice" of the information possessed. (Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health)
Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health - January 24, 2020 Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research

Clustering the Envenoming of Snakebite in India: The district level analysis using Health Management Information System data
ConclusionOur findings significantly contributes in the policy making at the administrative level including district level, state level and eventually to the nation. (Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health)
Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health - January 24, 2020 Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research

Epidemiological study on Pediatric Unilateral Cochlear Implantation in Gujarat, India: Discrepancy among Children based on Age of Implantation, Gender, Region and Type of Implant device as per manufacturers
ConclusionThe present study speculated that the differences in age at implantation, gender, region of belonging and the type of implant being used based on the manufacturer. The results of the present study could be used to plan and execute policies for the identification, management, and rehabilitation of individuals with hearing impairment. (Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health)
Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health - January 24, 2020 Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research

Daytime sleepiness among Omani Nursing Students: Estimate of its Determinants and Impact on Perceived Stress
ConclusionThere is a high prevalence of daytime sleepiness among Omani nursing students. There is need for awareness programs to address daytime sleepiness, and to activate universal preventive programs on sleep hygiene, and healthy sleeping habits among nursing students. (Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health)
Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health - January 24, 2020 Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research

Mental health status of Farmers in Maharashtra, India: A study from farmer suicide prone area of Vidarbha region
ConclusionThe immediate clinical and non-clinical interventions should be initiated to mitigate the suicides among the farmers. (Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health)
Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health - January 22, 2020 Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research

Do Family Planning Advice and Maternal Health Care Utilization Changes Course in Contraception Usage? A Study based on Bihar, India
ConclusionThe study concludes that more needs to be done to support the need for adequate maternal health care utilization to increase the use of contraception. Efforts are required to ensure that currently married women across socio-economic backgrounds have an equal opportunity to received maternal health services. (Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health)
Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health - January 22, 2020 Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research

Does the salivary fern pattern determine fertile period in reproductive female?
ConclusionSalivary fern pattern and basal body temperature together might serve as better indicators of fertility status than anyone individually taken which is a non-invasive and cost-effective method to increase the chances of conception. (Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health)
Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health - January 22, 2020 Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research

An Exploratory Spatial Analysis of Low Birth Weight and its Determinants in India
ConclusionOur findings reveal greater attention towards maternal and child health care especially for the backward districts in the states of UP Uttar Pradesh, MP Madhya Pradesh, Bihar and Rajasthan are needed. Several maternal and social factors leads to the occurrence of low birth weight. Emphasis should be placed on improving the nutritional status of the mothers. (Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health)
Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health - January 18, 2020 Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research

“Prevalence and distribution of bone defects associated with moderate and severe periodontitis patients”
ConclusionThe present study supports the contention that the form of alveolar bone defects reflects the original morphology of the alveolar bone. (Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health)
Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health - January 17, 2020 Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research

A Multi Stage EEG data classification using k-Means and Feed Forward Neural Network
ConclusionThe performance of the proposed system is improved from existing approaches, by providing an accuracy of 83.1%. (Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health)
Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health - January 17, 2020 Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research

Prevalence of Metabolic syndrome and its components among a population-based study in south of Iran, PERSIAN Kharameh Cohort study
ConclusionsThe findings of this study indicate high prevalence of metabolic risk factors among study population. This study with a large sample size would contribute to establishment of efficient interventions and programs aimed at reducing the prevalence of MetS by health staff, supervisors and policymakers. (Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health)
Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health - January 17, 2020 Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research

A Study on Knowledge and Self-Care Practices about Type-2 Diabetes Mellitus among patients attending selected Tertiary HealthCare Facilities in Coastal Karnataka
ConclusionThis study emphasizes the need to strengthen the initiatives related to generating awareness about diabetes and improving self-care practices related to it. (Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health)
Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health - January 15, 2020 Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research

Knowledge and awareness regarding HPV infection and PAP smear screening in reproductive aged females of rural India
ConclusionThe study reported a high prevalence of HPV infection in rural women attending the Gynaecology and Cancer OPD of a tertiary care hospital. Several important risk factors for the HPV infection were also identified. These were early age at marriage, lack of education, increased parity, early age at first pregnancy, poor sanitation, use of tobacco and belonging to below poverty line. These findings call for more efforts to increase awareness pertaining to HPV infection and cervical cancer among rural women. (Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health)
Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health - January 14, 2020 Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research

Mental Health Status of Farmers in Maharashtra, India: A case study from farmer Suicide prone area of Vidarbha region
ConclusionThe immediate clinical and non-clinical interventions should be initiated to mitigate the suicides among the farmers. (Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health)
Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health - January 11, 2020 Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research

Effect Of Fenugreek On Breast Milk Production And Short- Term Catch-Up Of Birth Weight
ConclusionsThe study concluded that fenugreek enhances breast milk production among postnatal mothers and facilitates birth weight of infants within the initial week of life. (Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health)
Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health - January 9, 2020 Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research

The effect of an educational intervention based on the Integrated Behavior Model (IBM)on the waste separation: A community based study
Publication date: Available online 27 December 2019Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global HealthAuthor(s): Shahram Sadeghi, Zahra Sadat Asadi, Tayebeh Rakhshani, Mohammad Javad Mohammadi, Nammam Ali AzadiAbstractIntroductionIn the management of recycling waste, separation of the wastes from source is crucially important. A successful source separation plan requires good participation of the community.ObjectiveThe purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of an educational intervention based on the Integrated Behavior Model (IBM) on the behavior change of housewives in Sanandaj City, west of Iran, towards the waste...
Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health - January 3, 2020 Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research

Determinants of maternal health care utilization in India: Insights from the National Family Health Survey, 2015-16
ConclusionOur study has found that socio-demographic factors remain significantly determined utilization of maternal health care services in India. Therefore, policy-maker and programmer should address socioeconomic and demographic vulnerabilities of women to improve the use of maternal health care services that eventually could reduce the risk of maternal morbidity and mortality. (Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health)
Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health - January 3, 2020 Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research

Allergen profile of rhinitis and asthma among Iraqi patients
ConclusionThe age range 16-45 years is an important target for AR and AS. Molds (Alternaria alternate spores) as well as mixed allergens were the mostly encountered types in Iraqi AR and AS patients. (Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health)
Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health - January 3, 2020 Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research

Perception about migration among Oraon Tribes in India
ConclusionsThis article attempts to provide a community insight into how tribal women view migration. The perception of respondents about migration is positive. A significant percentage of respondents felt that migration of any member in the family can help to generate employment opportunities, to utilize the time properly and to bring socioeconomic development in the family. Additionally, migration helps to maintain better relationship with family. (Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health)
Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health - January 3, 2020 Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research

Airway function and mental health status of petrol pump workers of Aurangabad (Maharashtra) city. – An Analytical Cross-sectional study
ConclusionThus the study concludes that petrol pump workers are at greater risk of respiratory ailments as well as prone to mental health problems. (Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health)
Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health - January 3, 2020 Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research

Sensation Seeking and Peer Passenger Influence on Risky Driving Among Novice Drivers in Udupi Taluk, India
Publication date: Available online 3 January 2020Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global HealthAuthor(s): P. Swarna Stefy Grace, Kumar Sumit, Chakrabarty NeelimaAbstractBackgroundSensation Seeking is one of the complex behaviors among novice drivers, which leads to road traffic injuries. Globally, road traffic crashes are a leading cause of death among young people, the main cause of death among those who fall in the age group of 15- 29 years. Road traffic injuries are currently estimated to be the ninth leading cause of death across all age groups globally and are predicted to become the seventh leading cause of death by...
Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health - January 3, 2020 Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research

Seroprevalence of Toxocariasis and Its Related Risk Factors among Municipal Street Sweepers in Shiraz District in Fars Province, Southern Iran
Conclusion: The findings of the study indicate that street sweepers are at high risk of infection with Toxocara infection. Therefore, appropriate preventive measures should be taken to reduce the risk of infection in this vulnerable group. (Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health)
Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health - January 3, 2020 Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research

Absolute Eosinophil Count As A Diagnostic And Prognostic Marker Compared To C- Reactive Protein And Procalcitonin In Patients With Sepsis
This study was undertaken to find out the usefulness of Absolute eosinophil count as a biomarker for sepsis, especially in Indian settings where cost constraints are the rule.MethodsA prospective observational study was carried out over a period of one year in KIMS Al Shifa Super Speciality Hospital which is a tertiary care referral hospital in Malabar region of Kerala. Patients admitted in the ICU with a diagnosis of Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome(SIRS) were included except those with hematological cancer, HIV infection, previous eosinophilia due to any cause, trauma patients or those on long term systemic steroi...
Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health - January 3, 2020 Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research

Cardiovascular diseases and health care expenditure (HCE) of inpatient and outpatient: A study from India Human Development Survey
ConclusionCVDs increased in 7 years period. At the same time HCE has also increased nearly by 80% (percent change); relatively more among outpatient treatment. There is need to develop multipronged strategies to reduce pace of increasing CVD and also the cost of treatment to avoid people falling into the trap of poverty due to HCE. (Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health)
Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health - January 2, 2020 Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research

An 8-year study on the prevalence and drug resistance of mycobacteria in clinical specimens (2011–2018)
In this study, 15829 different clinical specimens were collected at the NRITLD National Tuberculosis Center. A multiplex allele specific polymerase chain reaction (MAS-PCR) was used to identify mutations related to RIF and INH resistance. The genes involved were katG315, inhA for INH and rpoB516, rpoB526 and rpoB531 for RIF. In total (7528/15829, 47.56%), mycobacterial isolates including 6937 MTBC (43.82%) and 591 NTM (3.73%) were obtained. The frequency of MTBC isolates decreased from 65.17% (2015/3092) in 2011 to 47.06% (1224/2601) in 2018. Among NTM isolates, M. simiae was the most prevalent with 55.33% (327/591). The a...
Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health - January 2, 2020 Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research

Knowledge and awareness regarding HPV infection and PAP smear screening in reproductive aged females of rural India.
ConclusionThe study reported a high prevalence of HPV infection in rural women attending the Gynaecology and Cancer OPD of a tertiary care hospital. Several important risk factors for the HPV infection were also identified. These were early age at marriage, lack of education, increased parity, early age at first pregnancy, poor sanitation, use of tobacco and belonging to below poverty line. These findings call for more efforts to increase awareness pertaining to HPV infection and cervical cancer among rural women. (Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health)
Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health - December 31, 2019 Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research

Outcome of preterm neonates born to women of a developing country at risk of preterm birth exposed to varying doses of antenatal corticosteroid: A prospective observational study
ConclusionSimilar to the previous literature, decrease in incidence of RDS and IVH was found in neonates with higher (2-4) doses of ACS. However more cases of culture positive sepsis and severe RDS occurred in these neonates. (Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health)
Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health - December 27, 2019 Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research

The Effect of an Educational Intervention Based on the Integrated Behavior Model on the Waste Separation: A Community Based Study
Publication date: Available online 27 December 2019Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global HealthAuthor(s): Shahram Sadeghi, Zahra Sadat Asadi, Tayebeh Rakhshani, Mohammad Javad Mohammadi, Nammam Ali AzadiAbstractIntroductionIn the management of recycling waste, separation of the wastes from source is crucially important. A successful source separation plan requires good participation of the community.ObjectiveThe purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of an educational intervention based on the Integrated Behavior Model (IBM) on the behavior change of housewives in Sanandaj City, west of Iran, towards the waste...
Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health - December 27, 2019 Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research

Epidemiology and clinical features of human cystic echinococcosis in adults from an endemic area (Morocco)
Publication date: Available online 24 December 2019Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global HealthAuthor(s): Omar Amahmid, Youssef El Guamri, Khalid Zenjari, Souad Bouhout, Mohamed AitMoh, Fatima Boraam, Abdelaziz Ait Melloul, Hilal Benfaida, Khadija Bouhoum, Driss BelghytiAbstractBackgroundCystic echinococcosis is a parasitic disease of major public health concern in many countries. Infection is generally acquired during childhood and symptoms may appear later in adulthood. The study aimed to determine the pattern and characteristics of cystic echinococcosis in adults from an endemic area (Morocco), where a control and pr...
Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health - December 26, 2019 Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research

Cancer incidence and mortality in Poland
ConclusionInformation on the burden of population cancer is the basis for determining health priorities, including methods that will have the greatest impact on the patient quality of life. (Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health)
Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health - December 26, 2019 Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research

Does fear for infection affect condom use and HIV testing? A study of female sex workers in Pune city
Publication date: Available online 24 December 2019Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global HealthAuthor(s): Manisha Gore, Prakash Narayanan Vasudevan Potty, Sanjay Juvekar (Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health)
Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health - December 26, 2019 Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research

Seroepidemiology and risk factors of toxoplasmosis among children age ranged from 1 to 14 years referred to Medical diagnostic laboratories in Southeast Iran
In this study, we investigated seroprevalence, and risk factors of toxoplasmosis among children under 15 years old in Sistan and Baluchistan province, Southeastern Iran.Materials and Methods869 sera samples were investigated for the detection of Toxoplasma gondii IgG antibodies by ELISA. Moreover, the participant’s data were collected to study their association with infection. Data analysis for this study was performed using the SPSS software version 20.ResultsT. gondii IgG antibodies were detected in 16.2% (141/869) of children in this study. Regarding the sociodemographic variables, age, male gender, contact with a...
Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health - December 24, 2019 Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research