UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Lee Riley, Melaine Delcroix, Steve S. Francis DATE OF PUBLICATION: April 2016 REGION: Brazil, Latin America REFERENCE: Da Costa LL, Delcroix M, Dalla Costa ER, et al. A real-time PCR signature to discriminate between tuberculosis and other pulmonary diseases.Tuberculosis (Edinburgh, Scotland). 2015;95(4):421-425. doi:10.1016/j.tube.2015.04.008. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: The goal of this study was to identify a host gene
UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Chunling Wang, Eva Harris, Magelda Montoya DATE OF PUBLICATION: March 2016 REGION: Nicaragua REFERENCE: Waggoner JJ, Balmaseda A, Gresh L, et al. Homotypic Dengue Virus Reinfections in Nicaraguan Children. J Infect Dis. 2016; SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: Infection with any of the 4 related dengue virus serotypes (DENV-1-4) is thought to result in lifelong immunity to homotypic
UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Zachary Olson DATE OF PUBLICATION: March 2016 REGION: Brazil, Latin America REFERENCE: Torrens AW, Rasella D, Boccia D, et al. Effectiveness of a conditional cash transfer programme on TB cure rate: a retrospective cohort study in Brazil. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2016;110(3):199-206. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: Despite the efforts of the National Tuberculosis Programme, TB cure
UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Eva Harris DATE OF PUBLICATION: Februray 2016 REGION: Nicaragua and Mexico REFERENCE: Voge NV, Perera R, Mahapatra S, et al. Metabolomics-Based Discovery of Small Molecule Biomarkers in Serum Associated with Dengue Virus Infections and Disease Outcomes. Simmons CP, ed. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 2016;10(2):e0004449. doi:10.1371/journal.pntd.0004449. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: Epidemic dengue fever (DF) and dengue hemorrhagic fever/dengue
UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Eva Harris DATE OF PUBLICATION: February 2016 REGION: Managua, Nicaragua REFERENCE: Gresh L, Kuan G, Sanchez N, et al. Burden of Influenza and Influenza-Associated Pneumonia in the First Year of Life in a Prospective Cohort Study in Managua, Nicaragua. The Pediatric infectious disease journal. 2016;35(2):152-156. doi:10.1097/INF.0000000000000944. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: Influenza is a major public health problem worldwide;
UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: William H. Dow DATE OF PUBLICATION: January 2016 REGION: Costa Rica and Taiwan REFERENCE: Glei DA, Goldman N, Risques RA, et al. Predicting Survival from Telomere Length versus Conventional Predictors: A Multinational Population-Based Cohort Study. Kiechl S, ed. PLoS ONE. 2016;11(4):e0152486. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0152486. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: Telomere length has generated substantial interest as a potential predictor of aging-related diseases
UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Carly Strouse, Maureen Lahiff, Julia Walsh, Sylvia Guendelman DATE OF PUBLICATION: January 2016 REGION: Mexico REFERENCE: Strouse C, Perez-cuevas R, Lahiff M, Walsh J, Guendelman S. Mexico’s Seguro Popular Appears To Have Helped Reduce The Risk Of Preterm Delivery Among Women With Low Education. Health Aff (Millwood). 2016;35(1):80-7. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: Beginning in 2001 Mexico
UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Miguel Pinedo DATE OF PUBLICATION: January 2016 REGION: Southern Mexico REFERENCE: Pinedo M, Sim DE, Giacinto RE, Luisa zuñiga M. An Exploratory Study of Internal Migration and Substance Use Among an Indigenous Community in Southern Mexico. Fam Community Health. 2016;39(1):24-30. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: he primary aim of this study was to explore the association between internal
UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Leah C. Katzalnick, Eva Harris DATE OF PUBLICATION: January 2016 REGION: Nicaragua REFERENCE: Katzelnick L, Montoya M, Gresh L, Balmaseda A, Harris E. Neutralizing antibody titers against dengue virus correlate with protection from symptomatic infection in a longitudinal cohort. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.2016;113(3):728–33. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT:
CGPH FACULTY: Paul Gertler DATE OF PUBLICATION: October 2015 REGION: Latin America REFERENCE: Galiani S, Gertler P, Ajzenman N, Orsola-Vidal A. Promoting Handwashing Behavior: The Effects of Large-scale Community and School-level Interventions. Health Econ. 2015 Oct 12. doi: 10.1002/hec.3273 SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: This paper analyzes a randomized experiment that uses novel strategies to promote handwashing with soap
CGPH FACULTY: Stefano Bertozzi DATE OF PUBLICATION: Septembe 2015 REGION: Latin America REFERENCE: Silverman-Retana O, Lopez-Ridaura R, Servan-Mori E, Bautista-Arredondo S, Bertozzi SM. Cross-Sectional Association between Length of Incarceration and Selected Risk Factors for Non-Communicable Chronic Diseases in Two Male Prisons of Mexico City. PLoS One. 2015 Sep 18;10(9):e0138063. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0138063. eCollection 2015. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: Mexico
CGPH FACULTY: Eva Harris DATE OF PUBLICATION: September 2015 REGION: Latin America REFERENCE: Gresh L, Kuan G, Sanchez N, Azziz-Baumgartner E, Ojeda S, Melendez M, Lopez R, Martin ET, Widdowson MA, Bresee J, Harris E, Balmaseda A, Gordon A. Burden of Influenza and Influenza-Associated Pneumonia in the First Year of Life in a Prospective Cohort