Alopecia and severity of COVID-19: a cross-sectional study in Peru
In conclusion, the severity of infection was statistically significant in patients over 60 years old and those with alopecia.PMID:33664171 (Source: Infezioni in Medicina)
Source: Infezioni in Medicina - March 5, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Miguel Ángel Salazar Arenas Agueda Mu ñoz Del Carpio-Toia Johan Aybar Galdos Alfonso J Rodriguez-Morales Source Type: research

Nationwide prevalence and clinical characteristics of inpatient diabetic foot complications: A Peruvian multicenter study
CONCLUSION: Peru has a substantial burden of DF disease, with a greater share of that burden falling on less equipped hospitals in the country's jungle and coastal regions. Interdisciplinary teams and pathways may improve the time of surgical debridement in the highest risk patients.PMID:33664012 | DOI:10.1016/j.pcd.2021.02.009 (Source: Primary Care)
Source: Primary Care - March 5, 2021 Category: Primary Care Authors: Marlon Yovera-Aldana Sofia S áenz-Bustamante Yudith Quispe-Landeo Rosa Ag üero-Zamora Julia Salcedo Carolina Sarria Nancy Gonzales-Grandez Manolo Brice ño-Alvarado Augusto Antezana-Rom án Helard Manrique David G Armstrong Source Type: research

Population data of 27 Y-chromosome STRS in Aymara population from Peru
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Source: Australian Journal of Forensic Sciences - March 5, 2021 Category: Forensic Medicine Authors: Carlos David Neyra-Rivera Andres Ticona Arenas Edgardo Delgado Ramos Margarita Rosa Eugenia Velasquez Reinoso Omar Alberto Caceres Rey Bruce Budowle Source Type: research

Reliable classification of intentional cranial vault modification and nonsynostotic deformational plagiocephaly using 3D geometric morphometrics
This study provides 3D geometric morphometric techniques that can help alleviate some of the classification errors that have long confounded practicing bioarchaeologists.PMID:33656511 | DOI:10.1127/homo/2021/1339 (Source: Homo)
Source: Homo - March 3, 2021 Category: Physiology Authors: Valda Gail Black Danielle Shawn Kurin Source Type: research

Reliable classification of intentional cranial vault modification and nonsynostotic deformational plagiocephaly using 3D geometric morphometrics
This study provides 3D geometric morphometric techniques that can help alleviate some of the classification errors that have long confounded practicing bioarchaeologists.PMID:33656511 | DOI:10.1127/homo/2021/1339 (Source: Homo)
Source: Homo - March 3, 2021 Category: Physiology Authors: Valda Gail Black Danielle Shawn Kurin Source Type: research

Bioprospection of Native Antagonistic Rhizobacteria From the Peruvian Coastal Ecosystems Associated with Phaseolus vulgaris
Curr Microbiol. 2021 Mar 2. doi: 10.1007/s00284-021-02388-x. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTPhaseolus vulgaris is originally from the American continent. It is renowned as one of the preferred legume choice in the Peruvian market, due to its high content of nutrients. The Peruvian coast valleys are key-production areas for local varieties of the common bean crops. Soil-borne plant pathogens, however, favored by soil and environmental conditions, may reduce crop production. The aim of this study was to conduct a bio prospection of the antagonistic native bacteria of the north, south and central part of the coastal areas rela...
Source: Current Microbiology - March 2, 2021 Category: Microbiology Authors: M Memenza-Zegarra D Z úñiga-Dávila Source Type: research

Market Chickens as a Source of Antibiotic-Resistant Escherichia coli in a Peri-Urban Community in Lima, Peru
The widespread and poorly regulated use of antibiotics in animal production in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) is increasingly associated with the emergence and dissemination of antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) in retail animal products. Here, we compared Escherichia coli from chickens and humans with varying levels of exposure to chicken meat in a low-income community in the southern outskirts of Lima, Peru. We hypothesize that current practices in local poultry production result in highly resistant commensal bacteria in chickens that can potentially colonize the human gut. E. coli was isolated from cloacal swa...
Source: Frontiers in Microbiology - March 2, 2021 Category: Microbiology Source Type: research

Climate anomalies and childhood growth in Peru
This study tested whether susceptibility to linear growth faltering is higher among Peruvian children from indigenous, rural, low-education, and low-income households. High-resolution weather and household survey data from Demographic and Health Survey 1996 –2012 were used to explore height-for-agez-scores (HAZ) at each year of life from 0 to 5. Rural, indigenous children at age 0 –1 experience a HAZ reduction of 0.35 units associated with prenatal excess rainfall which is also observed at age 4–5. Urban, non-indigenous children at age 4–5 experience a HAZ increase of 0.07 units associated with post...
Source: Population and Environment - March 2, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: research

Detection of toxoplasmic encephalitis in HIV positive patients in urine with hydrogel nanoparticles
Conclusion/significancesOur results demonstrate nanoparticle technology ’s potential for a noninvasive diagnostic test for TE. Moving forward, GRA1 is a promising target for antigen based diagnostics for TE. (Source: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases)
Source: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases - March 2, 2021 Category: Tropical Medicine Authors: Hannah E. Steinberg Source Type: research

Embedding research into health services in Latin America and the Caribbean: experiences and challenges of the Technical Support CenterExperi ências e desafios do Centro de Apoio Técnico na pesquisa integrada aos serviços na América Latina e Caribe
This article describes the main models for embedding research and the successful experiences and challenges faced in joint work by researchers and decisionmakers who participated in the Embedding Research for the Sustainable Development Goals (ER-SDG) initiative, and the experience of the Technical Support Center. In June 2018, funding was granted to 13 pre-selected research projects from 11 middle- and low-income countries in Latin America and the Caribbean (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Paraguay, and Peru). The projects focused on the system-, policy-, or pro...
Source: Pan American Journal of Public Health - March 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: V íctor Becerril-Montekio Pilar Torres-Pereda Luis Alberto Garc ía-Bello Jacqueline Alcalde-Rabanal Source Type: research

Spatiotemporal visualization for the global COVID-19 surveillance by  balloon chart
ConclusionsWe creatively used visualization integrating 7-dimensional epidemiologic and spatiotemporal indicators to assess the progression of COVID-19 pandemic in terms of transmissibility and severity. Such methodology allows public health workers and policy makers to understand the epidemics comparatively and flexibly. (Source: Infectious Diseases of Poverty)
Source: Infectious Diseases of Poverty - March 1, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Nationwide prevalence and clinical characteristics of inpatient diabetic foot complications: A Peruvian multicenter study
Diabetic foot ulcers (DF) are the primary cause of non-traumatic amputation among diabetes mellitus (DM) patients, which occurs every 20 s, and an ulcer is present in 85% of the cases [1,2]. Six percent of DM patients worldwide have an active ulcer, and up to 34% of them would have this condition at least once during their lifetime [2,3]. (Source: Primary Care Diabetes)
Source: Primary Care Diabetes - March 1, 2021 Category: Primary Care Authors: Marlon Yovera-Aldana, Sofia S áenz-Bustamante, Yudith Quispe-Landeo, Rosa Agüero-Zamora, Julia Salcedo, Carolina Sarria, Nancy Gonzales-Grandez, Manolo Briceño-Alvarado, Augusto Antezana-Román, Helard Manrique, David G. Armstrong Tags: Original research Source Type: research

Peruvian COVID-19 vaccine scandal spreads
Publication date: 27 February–5 March 2021Source: The Lancet, Volume 397, Issue 10276Author(s): Lucien Chauvin (Source: The Lancet)
Source: The Lancet - February 27, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Meteorological factors and childhood diarrhea in Peru, 2005 –2015: a time series analysis of historic associations, with implications for climate change
Global temperatures are projected to rise by ≥2 °C by the end of the century, with expected impacts on infectious disease incidence. Establishing the historic relationship between temperature and childhood dia... (Source: Environmental Health)
Source: Environmental Health - February 26, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Miranda J. Delahoy, C ésar Cárcamo, Adrian Huerta, Waldo Lavado, Yury Escajadillo, Luís Ordoñez, Vanessa Vasquez, Benjamin Lopman, Thomas Clasen, Gustavo F. Gonzales, Kyle Steenland and Karen Levy Tags: Research Source Type: research

Changes in the Oral Health-Related Quality of Life in Infants With Cleft Lip and/or Palate Before and After Surgical Treatment
Cleft Palate Craniofac J. 2021 Feb 25:1055665621993282. doi: 10.1177/1055665621993282. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTOBJECTIVE: To assess oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) changes before and after the primary surgical treatment in infants with cleft lip and/or palate (CL/P).DESIGN: Quasi-experimental study.METHODS: A total of 106 infants with CL/P younger than 2 years undergoing primary surgical treatment in the Plastic Surgery Service of the Instituto Nacional de Salud del Niño in Peru. The parent/caregiver answered a questionnaire about OHRQoL named the Peruvian version of the Early Childhood Oral Healt...
Source: The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal - February 25, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Roxana Patricia L ópez Ramos Daniel Jos é Blanco Victorio Gilmer Torres Ramos M ónica J Pajuelo Jenny Abanto Source Type: research

Changes in the Oral Health-Related Quality of Life in Infants With Cleft Lip and/or Palate Before and After Surgical Treatment
Cleft Palate Craniofac J. 2021 Feb 25:1055665621993282. doi: 10.1177/1055665621993282. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTOBJECTIVE: To assess oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) changes before and after the primary surgical treatment in infants with cleft lip and/or palate (CL/P).DESIGN: Quasi-experimental study.METHODS: A total of 106 infants with CL/P younger than 2 years undergoing primary surgical treatment in the Plastic Surgery Service of the Instituto Nacional de Salud del Niño in Peru. The parent/caregiver answered a questionnaire about OHRQoL named the Peruvian version of the Early Childhood Oral Healt...
Source: The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal - February 25, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Roxana Patricia L ópez Ramos Daniel Jos é Blanco Victorio Gilmer Torres Ramos M ónica J Pajuelo Jenny Abanto Source Type: research

Epithelioid Kaposi Sarcoma: A New Histological Variant
We report on a 56-year-old Peruvian man who had been diagnosed with classical KS on the right foot 2 years before the present episode. He presented in our clinic with new lesions on the left foot. Histopathological findings included areas showing epithelioid cells with moderate pleomorphism, growing in solid sheets. Immunohistochemistry showed strong nuclear staining with a granular nuclear staining pattern for human herpesvirus 8 in the epithelioid cells. A diagnosis of epithelioid Kaposi sarcoma was made, which should be considered a new histological variant. (Source: The American Journal of Dermatopathology)
Source: The American Journal of Dermatopathology - February 24, 2021 Category: Pathology Tags: Extraordinary Case Report Source Type: research

Does fluorosis have an impact on Peruvian children’s oral health related quality of life?
Conclusions Even though dental fluorosis prevalence was very high it did not have impact on OHRQoL.RESUMO Objetivos Os objetivos deste estudo foram avaliar a preval ência e a gravidade da fluorose dentária e avaliar o impacto da fluorose dentária na qualidade de vida relacionada à saúde bucal (QVRSB) de crianças residentes em duas cidades peruanas com diferentes níveis de flúor de água. Métodos Uma amostra de 292 crianças entre 11 e 14 anos de idade e ambos os sexos foram selecionada nas escolas públicas e privadas de ensino fundamental nas ...
Source: RGO - Revista Gaucha de Odontologia - February 24, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Autosomal STR and SNP characterization of populations from the Northeastern Peruvian Andes with the ForenSeqTM DNA Signature Prep Kit
Publication date: Available online 23 February 2021Source: Forensic Science International: GeneticsAuthor(s): Evelyn K. Guevara, Jukka U. Palo, Jonathan L. King, Magdalena M. Buś, Sonia Guillén, Bruce Budowle, Antti Sajantila (Source: Forensic Science International: Genetics)
Source: Forensic Science International: Genetics - February 24, 2021 Category: Forensic Medicine Source Type: research

Prevalence of Genetically Complex Leishmania Strains With Hybrid and Mito-Nuclear Discordance
Approximately 20 Leishmania species are known to cause cutaneous, mucocutaneous, and visceral disorders in humans. Identification of the causative species in infected individuals is important for appropriate treatment and a favorable prognosis because infecting species are known to be the major determinant of clinical manifestations and may affect treatments for leishmaniasis. Although Leishmania species have been conventionally identified by multilocus enzyme electrophoresis, genetic analysis targeting kinetoplast and nuclear DNA (kDNA and nDNA, respectively) is now widely used for this purpose. Recently, we conducted cou...
Source: Frontiers in cellular and infection microbiology - February 24, 2021 Category: Microbiology Source Type: research

NMR-based leaf metabolic profiling of V. planifolia and three endemic Vanilla species from the Peruvian Amazon
Publication date: Available online 23 February 2021Source: Food ChemistryAuthor(s): Vanessa Leyva-Zegarra, Juan M Lopez, Alvaro Zevallos-Ventura, Rodrigo Cabrera, Cristhian Cañari-Chumpitaz, David Toubiana, Helena Maruenda (Source: Food Chemistry)
Source: Food Chemistry - February 23, 2021 Category: Food Science Source Type: research

Development of a valid psychological scale for youth police selection among young unemployed and excluded persons: The nemesis scale
CONCLUSIONS: The proposed objective of verifying the psychometric properties of the Nemesis scale was fulfilled, as the scale has adequate reliability and validity.PMID:33612513 | DOI:10.3233/WOR-203403 (Source: Work)
Source: Work - February 22, 2021 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Miguel Clemente Adela Reig-Botella Annet de Lange Sarah Detaille Source Type: research

Development of a valid psychological scale for youth police selection among young unemployed and excluded persons: The nemesis scale
CONCLUSIONS: The proposed objective of verifying the psychometric properties of the Nemesis scale was fulfilled, as the scale has adequate reliability and validity.PMID:33612513 | DOI:10.3233/WOR-203403 (Source: Work)
Source: Work - February 22, 2021 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Miguel Clemente Adela Reig-Botella Annet de Lange Sarah Detaille Source Type: research

Development of a valid psychological scale for youth police selection among young unemployed and excluded persons: The nemesis scale
CONCLUSIONS: The proposed objective of verifying the psychometric properties of the Nemesis scale was fulfilled, as the scale has adequate reliability and validity.PMID:33612513 | DOI:10.3233/WOR-203403 (Source: Work)
Source: Work - February 22, 2021 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Miguel Clemente Adela Reig-Botella Annet de Lange Sarah Detaille Source Type: research

Development of a valid psychological scale for youth police selection among young unemployed and excluded persons: The nemesis scale
CONCLUSIONS: The proposed objective of verifying the psychometric properties of the Nemesis scale was fulfilled, as the scale has adequate reliability and validity.PMID:33612513 | DOI:10.3233/WOR-203403 (Source: Work)
Source: Work - February 22, 2021 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Miguel Clemente Adela Reig-Botella Annet de Lange Sarah Detaille Source Type: research

Development of a valid psychological scale for youth police selection among young unemployed and excluded persons: The nemesis scale
CONCLUSIONS: The proposed objective of verifying the psychometric properties of the Nemesis scale was fulfilled, as the scale has adequate reliability and validity.PMID:33612513 | DOI:10.3233/WOR-203403 (Source: Work)
Source: Work - February 22, 2021 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Miguel Clemente Adela Reig-Botella Annet de Lange Sarah Detaille Source Type: research

Development of a valid psychological scale for youth police selection among young unemployed and excluded persons: The nemesis scale
CONCLUSIONS: The proposed objective of verifying the psychometric properties of the Nemesis scale was fulfilled, as the scale has adequate reliability and validity.PMID:33612513 | DOI:10.3233/WOR-203403 (Source: Work)
Source: Work - February 22, 2021 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Miguel Clemente Adela Reig-Botella Annet de Lange Sarah Detaille Source Type: research

Development of a valid psychological scale for youth police selection among young unemployed and excluded persons: The nemesis scale
CONCLUSIONS: The proposed objective of verifying the psychometric properties of the Nemesis scale was fulfilled, as the scale has adequate reliability and validity.PMID:33612513 | DOI:10.3233/WOR-203403 (Source: Work)
Source: Work - February 22, 2021 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Miguel Clemente Adela Reig-Botella Annet de Lange Sarah Detaille Source Type: research

Molecular profiles of naphthenic acid fraction compounds from mine lease wetlands in the Athabasca Oil Sands Region
Chemosphere. 2021 Feb 9;272:129892. doi: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2021.129892. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTNaphthenic acid fraction compounds (NAFCs) are a toxicologically relevant component of oil sands process-affected materials (OSPM). For the first time, we report on differences in the concentrations and distribution of NAFCs from wetlands on an Athabasca oil sands mine site with varied histories of solid and liquid OSPM input. Sampling locations included natural and naturalized reference wetlands, a reclaimed tailings pond, wetlands supplemented with OSPM, opportunistic wetlands, and tailings ponds. Samples were prepar...
Source: Chemosphere - February 18, 2021 Category: Chemistry Authors: Ian J Vander Meulen Jaimie L Klemish Kerry M Peru David Da Yong Chen Gregory G Pyle John V Headley Source Type: research

Molecular profiles of naphthenic acid fraction compounds from mine lease wetlands in the Athabasca Oil Sands Region
Chemosphere. 2021 Feb 9;272:129892. doi: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2021.129892. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTNaphthenic acid fraction compounds (NAFCs) are a toxicologically relevant component of oil sands process-affected materials (OSPM). For the first time, we report on differences in the concentrations and distribution of NAFCs from wetlands on an Athabasca oil sands mine site with varied histories of solid and liquid OSPM input. Sampling locations included natural and naturalized reference wetlands, a reclaimed tailings pond, wetlands supplemented with OSPM, opportunistic wetlands, and tailings ponds. Samples were prepar...
Source: Chemosphere - February 18, 2021 Category: Chemistry Authors: Ian J Vander Meulen Jaimie L Klemish Kerry M Peru David Da Yong Chen Gregory G Pyle John V Headley Source Type: research

Association between dehydroepiandrosterone levels and cardiovascular risk in public sector health workers in a Peruvian region
This study examined the associations between DHEAS levels and cardiovascular risk in workers of a public hospital in Lima, Peru. The analytical cross-sectional study was conducted at the Hospital de Huaycán, Peru. The cardiovascular risk was assessed in health workers using the Framingham score and categorized into high and low cardiovascular risk groups, and then the DHEAS levels of both groups were compared. Two hundred ninety-six health workers were studied, 67.2% showed low cardiovascular risk, 22.3% intermediate and 10.5% high. DHEAS levels were lower in the high cardiovascular risk group (2156.9 vs 2814.6&thin...
Source: Cardiovascular Endocrinology - February 18, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Short Report Source Type: research

Molecules, Vol. 26, Pages 1066: Treatment with Uncaria tomentosa Promotes Apoptosis in B16-BL6 Mouse Melanoma Cells and Inhibits the Growth of B16-BL6 Tumours
In this study, the effectiveness of U. tomentosa as an anti-cancer agent was assessed using the growth and survival of B16-BL6 mouse melanoma cells. B16-BL6 cell cultures treated with both ethanol and phosphate-buffered saline (PBS) extracts of U. tomentosa displayed up to 80% lower levels of growth and increased apoptosis compared to vehicle controls. Treatment with ethanolic extracts of Uncaria tomentosa were much more effective than treatment with aqueous extracts. U. tomentosa was also shown to inhibit B16-BL6 cell growth in C57/bl mice in vivo. Mice injected with both the ethanolic and aqueous extracts of U. tomentosa...
Source: Molecules - February 18, 2021 Category: Chemistry Authors: Ali Zari Hajer Alfarteesh Carly Buckner Robert Lafrenie Tags: Article Source Type: research

Depressive symptoms among Peruvian adult residents amidst a National Lockdown during the COVID-19 pandemic
Population health and well-being in Latin America, the current epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic, has been severely affected during the past semester. Despite the growing evidence about the link between the p... (Source: BMC Psychiatry)
Source: BMC Psychiatry - February 18, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Daniel A. Antiporta, Yuri L. Cutip é, Maria Mendoza, David D. Celentano, Elizabeth A. Stuart and Andrea Bruni Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Malnutrition, illness, poverty, and infant growth: A test of a syndemic hypothesis in Nuñoa, Peru
Publication date: Available online 29 January 2021Source: Social Science & MedicineAuthor(s): Morgan K. Hoke, Kimberly M. McCabe (Source: Social Science and Medicine)
Source: Social Science and Medicine - February 17, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Liver abscess caused by Candida haemulonii var. vulnera. First case report in Peru
CONCLUSIONS: To our knowledge, this is the first case reported in Peru of a liver abscess due to Candida haemulonii var. vulnera, a clinical presentation that has not been described previously. This finding should prompt us to establish active surveillance of causal agents of systemic candidiasis.PMID:33593708 | DOI:10.1016/j.riam.2020.12.001 (Source: Revista Iberoamericana de Micologia)
Source: Revista Iberoamericana de Micologia - February 17, 2021 Category: Biology Authors: Giancarlo P érez-Lazo Adriana Morales-Moreno Fernando Soto-Febres Jos é A Hidalgo Edgar Neyra Beatriz Bustamante Source Type: research

The COVID-19 Pandemic in Peru: What Went Wrong?
Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2021 Feb 16:tpmd201323. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.20-1323. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTDespite the early adoption of a national lockdown and other restrictions, Peru has been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Having reached a milestone of more than 1,200 deaths per one million inhabitants by February 2021, important messages can be learned from how the pandemic was handled. Possible explanations for poor outcomes are a fragmented and already overwhelmed public health sector, lack of infrastructure and specialized personnel to tackle the pandemic, and deficient leadership from health authorities.PMID...
Source: Am J Trop Med Hyg - February 16, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Alvaro Schwalb Carlos Seas Source Type: research

Health in the Inca heartland: A paleopathological analysis of burials from the Cuzco region of Peru
AbstractWhile much is known about the rise and expansion of the Inca Empire (AD 1438 –1532) throughout the Andean region of South America, the health effects of the empire in its capital region remain unclear. The present study addresses the Inca Empire's impact on health in the Cuzco region of Peru through an analysis of four conditions (dental enamel hypoplasias, cribra orbitali a, porotic hyperostosis, and periosteal lesions) in 929 pre‐Inca and Inca burials. The study results show little change in health from the Late Intermediate Period (AD 1000–1438) to the Inca Imperial Period (AD 1438–1532). Whe...
Source: International Journal of Osteoarchaeology - February 16, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Valerie A. Andrushko Tags: RESEARCH ARTICLE Source Type: research

Heterogeneity in response to serological exposure markers of recent < i > Plasmodium vivax < /i > infections in contrasting epidemiological contexts
ConclusionsIn low transmission settings,P.vivax SEMs can accurately identify individuals with recent blood-stage infections. In higher transmission settings, the accuracy of this approach diminishes substantially. We recommend usingP.vivax SEMs in low transmission settings pursuing malaria elimination, but they are likely to be less effective in high transmission settings focused on malaria control. (Source: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases)
Source: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases - February 16, 2021 Category: Tropical Medicine Authors: Jason Rosado Source Type: research

Data on gender representation in food and beverage print advertisements found in corner stores from Guatemala and Peru
Data on gender representation in food and beverage advertisements may allow for a better understanding of how the food industry is targeting different audiences based on gender. Nonetheless, scant research on ... (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - February 16, 2021 Category: Research Authors: Lucila Rozas, Peter Busse, Joaquin Barnoya and Alejandra Garr ón Tags: Data note Source Type: research

The COVID-19 Pandemic in Peru: What Went Wrong?
Abstract Despite the early adoption of a national lockdown and other restrictions, Peru has been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Having reached a milestone of more than 1,200 deaths per one million inhabitants by February 2021, important messages can be learned from how the pandemic was handled. Possible explanations for poor outcomes are a fragmented and already overwhelmed public health sector, lack of infrastructure and specialized personnel to tackle the pandemic, and deficient leadership from health authorities. PMID: 33591940 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The American Journal ...
Source: The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene - February 16, 2021 Category: Tropical Medicine Authors: Schwalb A, Seas C Tags: Am J Trop Med Hyg Source Type: research

Autism Detection in Children by Combined Use of Gaze Preference and the M-CHAT-R in a Resource-Scarce Setting.
LH, Powers MD, Gilman RH, Zimic M, Autism Working Group in Peru Abstract Most children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), in resource-limited settings (RLS), are diagnosed after the age of four. Our work confirmed and extended results of Pierce that eye tracking could discriminate between typically developing (TD) children and those with ASD. We demonstrated the initial 15 s was at least as discriminating as the entire video. We evaluated the GP-MCHAT-R, which combines the first 15 s of manually-coded gaze preference (GP) video with M-CHAT-R results on 73 TD children and 28 children wit...
Source: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders - February 16, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Jensen K, Noazin S, Bitterfeld L, Carcelen A, Vargas-Cuentas NI, Hidalgo D, Valenzuela A, Roman-Gonzalez A, Krebs C, Clement V, Nolan C, Barrientos F, Mendoza AK, Noriega-Donis P, Palacios C, Ramirez A, Vittet M, Hafeez E, Torres-Viso M, Velarde M, Moulto Tags: J Autism Dev Disord Source Type: research

An exploration of patient-provider dynamics and childbirth experiences in rural and urban Peru: a qualitative study
Between 2006 and 2013, Peru implemented national programs which drastically decreased rates of maternal and neonatal mortality. However, since 2013, maternal and neonatal mortality in Peru have increased. Addi... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - February 15, 2021 Category: OBGYN Authors: Brianna Vargas, Paola Louzado-Feliciano, Nicole Santos, Shannon Fuller, Sopiko Jimsheleishvili, Ángela Quiñones and Holly H. Martin Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Interventional cytopathology and cancer in Peru: how to act during COVID-19?
This article reviews the existing literature on interventional cytopathology, the risk of infection from SARS-CoV-2 and biosafety and provides recommendations for carrying out said procedures for the benefit of the patient and the safety of healthcare staff. PMID: 33574897 [PubMed] (Source: Ecancermedicalscience)
Source: Ecancermedicalscience - February 14, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Ecancermedicalscience Source Type: research

Towards one standard treatment for uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax malaria: perspectives from and for the peruvian amazon
Current efforts for malaria elimination seek to change a reality where Malaria is still the sixth cause of mortality in low-income countries (Mendis et al., 2009, WHO, 2018, Feachem et al., 2019). Following the track defined by the Global Technical Strategy for Malaria, the number of cases keeps falling, fuelling with optimism the race to elimination. Nevertheless, as we get deeper into the transmission dynamics of the malaria parasites, the challenge of elimination showed up as a conundrum. (Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases)
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - February 14, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: C. Fernandez-Mi ñope, C. Delgado-Ratto, J. Contreras-Mancilla, H. Rodríguez Ferrucci, A. Llanos-Cuentas, D. Gamboa, J.P. Van geertruyden Source Type: research

Liver abscess caused by Candida haemulonii var. vulnera. First case report in Peru.
CONCLUSIONS: To our knowledge, this is the first case reported in Peru of a liver abscess due to Candida haemulonii var. vulnera, a clinical presentation that has not been described previously. This finding should prompt us to establish active surveillance of causal agents of systemic candidiasis. PMID: 33593708 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Revista Iberoamericana de Micologia)
Source: Revista Iberoamericana de Micologia - February 13, 2021 Category: Biology Authors: Pérez-Lazo G, Morales-Moreno A, Soto-Febres F, Hidalgo JA, Neyra E, Bustamante B Tags: Rev Iberoam Micol Source Type: research

Sexual Behavior Among Men Who Have Sex With Men: The Need for More Targeted Outreach to Men Who Also Have Sex With Cisgender Women
Conclusion: Most MSMW and MSMW-T report bisexual or heterosexual orientation and prefer insertive sex. MSMW and MSMW-T (47% and 29%, respectively) engage in receptive anal intercourse. In both groups, the majority who engaged in condomless receptive sex with men (76% MSMW, 85% MSMW-T) also engaged in condomless vaginal and/or anal sex with women, indicating need for intervention. (Source: JAIDS Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes)
Source: JAIDS Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes - February 12, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Rapid Communication Source Type: research

[Use of coadjuvants in the treatment of laryngeal papillomatosis at a national referral hospital].
Authors: Alcas O, Triveño A PMID: 33566928 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Revista Peruana de Medicina de Experimental y Salud Publica)
Source: Revista Peruana de Medicina de Experimental y Salud Publica - February 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica Source Type: research

[Lung disease by Mycobacterium chelonae in an immunocompetent patient successfully treated with linezolid].
Authors: Pecho-Silva S, Navarro-Solsol AC PMID: 33566927 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Revista Peruana de Medicina de Experimental y Salud Publica)
Source: Revista Peruana de Medicina de Experimental y Salud Publica - February 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica Source Type: research