Minerva Endocrinol (Torino) 2022 Jul 1. Epub 2022 Jul 1.
Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplantation Unit, Department of Medicine, University of Padova, Padova, Italy -
Thorac Surg Clin 2022 Aug;32(3):383-395
Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgical Oncology, Tata Memorial Centre, Homi Bhabha National Institute, Tata Memorial Hospital, Main Building, Ground Floor, Dr. E. Borges Road, Parel, Mumbai 400012, India.
Lung cancer is an increasing problem in the developing world due to rising trends in smoking, high incidence of air pollution, lack of awareness and screening, delayed presentation, and diagnosis at the advanced stage. Even after diagnosis, there are disparities in access to health care facilities and inequitable distribution of resources and treatment options. In addition, the shortage of trained personnel and infrastructure adds to the challenges faced by patients with lung cancer in these regions. Read More
Environ Res 2022 Aug 9:114059. Epub 2022 Aug 9.
Microbiology Laboratory, Department of Botany, The University of Burdwan, Golapbag, Purba Bardhaman, P. O. -Rajbati, 713104, West Bengal, India. Electronic address:
Phthalates are a family of reprotoxicant compounds, predominantly used as a plasticizer to improve the flexibility and longevity of consumable plastic goods. After their use these plastic products find their way to the waste disposal sites where they leach out the hazardous phthalates present within them, into the surrounding environment, contaminating soil, groundwater resources, and the nearby water bodies. Subsequently, phthalates move into the living system through the food chain and exhibit the well-known phenomenon of biological magnification. Read More
J Am Acad Dermatol 2022 Aug 9. Epub 2022 Aug 9.
Dermatology Branch, National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland 20892, USA. Electronic address:
Lancet Glob Health 2022 Sep;10(9):e1355-e1359
Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA.
WHO's 2021-30 road map for neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) outlines disease-specific and cross-cutting targets for the control, elimination, and eradication of NTDs in affected countries. For schistosomiasis, the criterion for elimination as a public health problem (EPHP) is defined as less than 1% prevalence of heavy-intensity infections (ie, ≥50 Schistosoma haematobium eggs per 10 mL of urine or ≥400 Schistosoma mansoni eggs per g of stool). However, we believe the evidence supporting this definition of EPHP is inadequate and the shifting distribution of schistosomiasis morbidity towards more subtle, rather than severe, morbidity in the face of large-scale control programmes requires guidelines to be adapted. Read More
Lancet Glob Health 2022 Sep;10(9):e1347-e1354
International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Background: Obstetric fistula, which develops after a prolonged or obstructed labour, is preventable and treatable. However, many women are still afflicted with the condition and remain untreated in low-income and middle-income countries. Concerns have also been raised that an increasing trend of caesarean sections is increasing the risk and share of iatrogenic obstetric fistula in these countries. Read More