Navigation Links
Rapid Syphilis Could Prevent Congenital Disease and Stillbirths in Haiti

Congenital syphilis is a major preventable public health problem in many developing countries, frequently causing stillbirths or neonatal death and disabling children who survive. Often undiagnosed or untreated, syphilis is passed from mother to child -- even when mothers take part in prenatal programs to prevent the spread of HIV.

Now, new research from Weill Cornell Medical College and the Groupe Haitien d'Etude du Sarcome de Kaposi et des Infections Opportunistes (GHESKIO) published in the May issue of the open-access journal PLoS Medicine finds that integrating a new rapid syphilis test into prenatal HIV testing programs in Haiti can prevent more than 2,000 cases of stillbirth, neonatal death or congenital syphilis.

'We have shown that by working with the HIV prevention program infrastructure, we can better prevent transmission of syphilis from mother to child at minimal incremental cost. These findings not only give guidance to public health efforts in Haiti, but may serve as a model for projecting the benefits of similar efforts in Africa and in other resource-poor settings,' says Dr. Bruce R. Schackman, lead author of the study and associate professor and chief of the Division of Health Policy in the Department of Public Health at Weill Cornell Medical College.

Researchers compared three strategies for screening pregnant women for syphilis. The first strategy, the standard of care in rural Haitian areas without access to syphilis laboratory testing, is assessing symptoms and treating if symptoms are found. The second, considered the standard in urban areas, is a blood test for antibody response to the syphilis bacterium -- an approach that requires a one-week waiting period for follow-up and treatment. The third strategy is rapid testing that permits immediate diagnosis and treatment initiation at a single clinic visit.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there are more than 20 rapid syphi
'"/>




Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Smallpox Would Spread Rapidly
2. With More Appearance Conscious Consumers The Need For Slimming Products Is Rapidly Rising
3. Home Based Rapid HIV Test Kit to be approved by US – OraQuick Test Ki
4. Breast Cancer Survivors Emotional Recovery Is Rapid After Treatment
5. Breast Cancer In India Rising Rapidly
6. Alzheimers Disease Progresses Rapidly In Highly Educated
7. Rapid Aging of Arteries In People With Advanced Heart Disease
8. A New Rapid 3-D Cell-Growth Technique For Growing Heart Muscle
9. New Tests Promise Rapid and Accurate Detection of Malaria
10. Rapid Flu Test, Beneficial in Cutting Down Antibiotic Use
11. Rapid Flu Testing Decreases Antibiotic Use in Hospitalized Adults
Post Your Comments:
(Date:4/17/2014)... study has found that India,s shocking rates of suicide ... who are clinging to tiny smallholdings less than ... such as cotton and coffee, that are highly susceptible ... range of previous case studies that point to a ... the ,liberalisation, of the nation,s economy during the 90s. ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... Researchers from LSTM have called for more research ... coinfection in children in sub-Saharan Africa. In a ... LSTM,s Professor Russell Stothard, working with colleagues in ... Western Reserve University, in Cleveland Ohio, University of ... previous research into the joint burden of HIV/AIDS ...
(Date:4/16/2014)... , DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. April 16, 2014 ... of surveillance colonoscopy in average-risk patients with one to ... about 90 percent of cases. This may be an ... multicenter endoscopic database study to quantify adherence to guidelines ...
(Date:4/15/2014)... by the RECIST Working Group published in the European ... more refined categorization of tumor response or various aspects of ... database. They found that modeling target lesion tumor growth ... beyond that of the other components of progression. The RECIST ...
(Date:4/14/2014)... USA The International and American Associations for Dental ... Diseases and Their Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Manifestations." The ... Burke, Alison M. Boyce, Michael Collins, Brian L. Foster, ... Martha J. Somerman and J. Timothy Wright is published ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:New evidence of suicide epidemic among India's 'marginalized' farmers 2Health News:New evidence of suicide epidemic among India's 'marginalized' farmers 3Health News:More research called for into HIV and schistosomiasis coinfection in African children 2Health News:Surveillance colonoscopy recommendations for average-risk patients with 1 to 2 small polyps consistent with guidelines 2Health News:Surveillance colonoscopy recommendations for average-risk patients with 1 to 2 small polyps consistent with guidelines 3Health News:Can refined categorization improve prediction of patient survival in RECIST 1.1? 2Health News:Rare bone diseases and their dental, oral and craniofacial manifestations 2
... illness as college grads, study finds , , WEDNESDAY, May 6 ... the worst health, a new study finds. , Almost ... in less than very good health, and levels of health ... released Wednesday by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Commission to ...
... Lower Risk of Fractures WASHINGTON, May 6 Of ... families, one of the most important is health knowledge, ... the National Osteoporosis Foundation. A Gift from Mothers ... Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month, which is attempting to ...
... May 6 Endo Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: ENDP ) ... America and Merrill Lynch 2009 Health Care Conference on Wednesday, ... Holveck, President and Chief Executive Officer of Endo, will review ... live and can be accessed from Endo,s website at ...
... May 6 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- China Medicine Corporation,(OTC ... Company"), a developer,and a leading distributor of ... medicines (TCM), nutritional and dietary supplements, and,medical ... it will conduct,a conference call at 9:00 ...
... Net service revenues increased 77% to $69.2 million- Visiting ... million- Net income increased 118% to $5.6 million- Diluted ... more shares outstandingLOUISVILLE, Ky., May 6 Almost Family, ... provider of home health nursing services, announced today its ...
... catch high percentage of skin cancers at Women,s Dermatologic ... As champions of sun safety and skin health, ... (WDS) provided free skin cancer screenings and education ... SC recently. In a busy day of outreach, local ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Less Education May Mean Poorer Health 2Health News:Less Education May Mean Poorer Health 3Health News:Mothers Play a Powerful Role in Determining Strength of Daughters' Bones 2Health News:Mothers Play a Powerful Role in Determining Strength of Daughters' Bones 3Health News:Mothers Play a Powerful Role in Determining Strength of Daughters' Bones 4Health News:Endo to Present at Bank of America and Merrill Lynch 2009 Health Care Conference 2Health News:Endo to Present at Bank of America and Merrill Lynch 2009 Health Care Conference 3Health News:Endo to Present at Bank of America and Merrill Lynch 2009 Health Care Conference 4Health News:China Medicine Announces Conference Call to Discuss First Quarter 2009 Results 2Health News:Almost Family Reports First Quarter 2009 Results 2Health News:Almost Family Reports First Quarter 2009 Results 3Health News:Almost Family Reports First Quarter 2009 Results 4Health News:Almost Family Reports First Quarter 2009 Results 5Health News:Almost Family Reports First Quarter 2009 Results 6Health News:Almost Family Reports First Quarter 2009 Results 7Health News:Almost Family Reports First Quarter 2009 Results 8Health News:Almost Family Reports First Quarter 2009 Results 9Health News:Almost Family Reports First Quarter 2009 Results 10Health News:Almost Family Reports First Quarter 2009 Results 11Health News:Almost Family Reports First Quarter 2009 Results 12Health News:Almost Family Reports First Quarter 2009 Results 13Health News:Almost Family Reports First Quarter 2009 Results 14Health News:South Carolina Dermatologists Win Tennis Fans' Attention With Free Skin Cancer Checks and Sun Safety Tips 2Health News:South Carolina Dermatologists Win Tennis Fans' Attention With Free Skin Cancer Checks and Sun Safety Tips 3
(Date:1/15/2014)... Texas , Jan. 15, 2014  Novation, the leading ... awarded several new IT value-added reseller (VAR) national contracts ... IT goods and services at lower costs. These include ... services such as initiative assistance and ongoing IT consulting ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... 15, 2014 BreedIT Corp (OTC: BRDT), ... distributor of highly sophisticated agro-breeding solutions for plant breeders ... the Company,s board of directors appointed chemistry and pharmaceutical ... new member of the board. From 1975 ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... PHILADELPHIA , Jan. 15, 2014  Echo Therapeutics, Inc. ... company developing its Symphony® CGM System as a non-invasive, ... Robert F. Doman , Executive Chairman and Interim CEO ... Capital Markets, Tenth Annual Equity Conference. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:New Novation Information Technology VAR Contracts Offer Significant Savings to Hospitals 2BreedIT (OTC: BRDT) Appoints Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Industry Expert Dr. Ben-Zion Weiner to Its Board of Directors 2BreedIT (OTC: BRDT) Appoints Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Industry Expert Dr. Ben-Zion Weiner to Its Board of Directors 3Echo Therapeutics to Present at the Noble Financial Capital Markets' Tenth Annual Equity Conference 2Echo Therapeutics to Present at the Noble Financial Capital Markets' Tenth Annual Equity Conference 3
... EAST HANOVER, N.J., June 1, 2011 Novartis Pharmaceuticals ... its current oncology products and investigational agents at the ... Oncology (ASCO). These data underscore the company,s commitment to ... cancer. "Through our commitment to R&D and ...
... Actavis, an international generic pharmaceutical company, today announced that ... Administration to market Donepezil Hydrochloride Tablets a generic equivalent of ... Tablets 5mg and 10mg had US total sales of approximately ... according to IMS Health.     About ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Novartis highlights extensive data on numerous compounds at ASCO in multiple cancers, including Phase III studies in GIST and myelofibrosis 2Novartis highlights extensive data on numerous compounds at ASCO in multiple cancers, including Phase III studies in GIST and myelofibrosis 3Novartis highlights extensive data on numerous compounds at ASCO in multiple cancers, including Phase III studies in GIST and myelofibrosis 4Novartis highlights extensive data on numerous compounds at ASCO in multiple cancers, including Phase III studies in GIST and myelofibrosis 5Novartis highlights extensive data on numerous compounds at ASCO in multiple cancers, including Phase III studies in GIST and myelofibrosis 6Novartis highlights extensive data on numerous compounds at ASCO in multiple cancers, including Phase III studies in GIST and myelofibrosis 7Novartis highlights extensive data on numerous compounds at ASCO in multiple cancers, including Phase III studies in GIST and myelofibrosis 8Novartis highlights extensive data on numerous compounds at ASCO in multiple cancers, including Phase III studies in GIST and myelofibrosis 9Novartis highlights extensive data on numerous compounds at ASCO in multiple cancers, including Phase III studies in GIST and myelofibrosis 10Novartis highlights extensive data on numerous compounds at ASCO in multiple cancers, including Phase III studies in GIST and myelofibrosis 11Novartis highlights extensive data on numerous compounds at ASCO in multiple cancers, including Phase III studies in GIST and myelofibrosis 12Novartis highlights extensive data on numerous compounds at ASCO in multiple cancers, including Phase III studies in GIST and myelofibrosis 13Novartis highlights extensive data on numerous compounds at ASCO in multiple cancers, including Phase III studies in GIST and myelofibrosis 14Novartis highlights extensive data on numerous compounds at ASCO in multiple cancers, including Phase III studies in GIST and myelofibrosis 15Novartis highlights extensive data on numerous compounds at ASCO in multiple cancers, including Phase III studies in GIST and myelofibrosis 16Novartis highlights extensive data on numerous compounds at ASCO in multiple cancers, including Phase III studies in GIST and myelofibrosis 17Novartis highlights extensive data on numerous compounds at ASCO in multiple cancers, including Phase III studies in GIST and myelofibrosis 18Actavis Receives FDA Approval of Donepezil Hydrochloride Tablets in the U.S. 2
... seats and large backrests with lumbar support ... and casters and glides. • Choose the ... variety of environments including: industry, education, laboratory, ... office. • With cast aluminum base • ...
... chairs with concave seats and large ... options like seats, backrests, armrests, and ... BE Series for top performance in ... education, laboratory, clean room, static control, ...
... ergonomic chairs with concave seats and ... Select options like seats, backrests, armrests, ... the BE Series for top performance ... industry, education, laboratory, clean room, static ...
... chairs with concave seats and large backrests ... seats, backrests, armrests, and casters and glides. ... performance in a variety of environments including: ... health care and office. • With cast ...
Medicine Products: