Twelve DGHI faculty members and affiliates shared new discoveries on a variety of global health topics in peer-reviewed publications in December. Findings from the 14 studies include:
- The use of a targeted prevention program focused on helmet law enforcement is expected to decrease severe traumatic brain injury in motorcyclists in sub-Saharan Africa
- Body mass index progression over time may be a clinically useful indicator of neurocognitive risk in children with sickle cell disease
- Child care practices in northeastern U.S. states had the highest number of administrative regulations promoting healthy sleep practices in child care consistent with the Institute of Medicine sleep recommendations
Want to learn more about DGHI studies? Here’s a roundup of this month’s DGHI faculty publications:
- Pediatrics – Regulations to promote healthy sleep practices in child care.
- Childhood Obesity – States lack physical activity policies in child care that are consistent with national recommendations.
- Clinical Infectious Diseases – Potential role for Telavancin in bacteremic infections due to Gram-positive pathogens: Focus on Staphylococcus aureus.
- Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses – Sparse evidence of MERS-CoV infection among animal workers living in southern Saudi Arabia during 2012.
- Emerging Infectious Diseases – Equine Influenza A(H3N8) virus isolated from Bactrian camel, Mongolia.
- World Neurosurgery – Distribution and characteristics of severe traumatic brain injury at Mulago National Referral Hospital in Uganda.
- Immunity – Antibody light-chain-restricted recognition of the site of immune pressure in the RV144 HIV-1 vaccine trial is phylogenetically conserved.
- Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences – Infectious disease, behavioural flexibility and the evolution of culture in primates.
- Journal of Health Psychology – Association between somatic growth trajectory and cognitive functioning in young children with sickle cell disease.
- PLoS ONE – Delivery-corrected imaging of fluorescently-labeled glucose reveals distinct metabolic phenotypes in murine breast cancer.
- Journal of Community Health – HIV diagnoses, prevalanece and outcomes in nine southern states.
- Public Health Nutrition – How we eat what we eat: Identifying meal routines and practices most strongly associated with healthy and unhealthy dietary factors among young adults.
- Obesity Reviews – Influence of food companies’ brand mascots and entertainment companies’ cartoon characters on children’s diet and health: A systematic review and research needs.
- AIDS Patient Care and STDs – Experiences of women of color with a nurse patient navigation program for linkage and engagement in HIV care.