Trachoma

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Trachoma

Trachoma is one of the oldest infectious diseases known and is the world’s leading cause of preventable blindness of infectious origin. Trachoma is caused by the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis and is spread through direct personal contact, shared towels or clothes, flies, and other things that have come in contact with an infected person. Risk factors include water shortage, flies, poor hygiene conditions, and crowded households. When left untreated after years of repeated infections, the inside of the eyelid may be scarred so severely that the eyelid turns inward and the lashes rub on the eyeball, scarring the cornea. This can cause pain, permanent damage to the cornea, and irreversible blindness. Trachoma is prevalent in a majority of the poorest and most remote rural areas of Africa, Asia, Central and South America, Australia, and the Middle East, often affecting women and children.

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The terms "Trachoma" returned 403 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Trachoma and Relative Poverty: A Case-Control Study.
 

Author(s): Esmael Habtamu, Tariku Wondie, Sintayehu Aweke, Zerihun Tadesse, Mulat Zerihun, Zebideru Zewdie, Kelly Callahan, Paul M Emerson, Hannah Kuper, Robin L Bailey, David C W Mabey, Saul N Rajak, Sarah Polack, Helen A Weiss, Matthew J Burton

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Trachoma is widely considered a disease of poverty. Although there are many epidemiological studies linking trachoma to factors normally associated with poverty, formal quantitative data linking trachoma to household economic poverty within endemic communities is very limited.

Last Updated: 25 Nov 2015

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Possible changes in the transmissibility of trachoma following MDA and transmission reduction: implications for the GET2020 goals.
 

Author(s): Manoj Gambhir, Amy Pinsent

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The role of mass drug administration (MDA) and the implementation of transmission reduction measures are essential to successfully control and eliminate a wide range of NTDs, including the ocular disease trachoma. Immunity to trachoma infection acts by reducing the duration of an ...

Last Updated: 22 Oct 2015

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Short-term Forecasting of the Prevalence of Trachoma: Expert Opinion, Statistical Regression, versus Transmission Models.
 

Author(s): Fengchen Liu, Travis C Porco, Abdou Amza, Boubacar Kadri, Baido Nassirou, Sheila K West, Robin L Bailey, Jeremy D Keenan, Anthony W Solomon, Paul M Emerson, Manoj Gambhir, Thomas M Lietman

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Trachoma programs rely on guidelines made in large part using expert opinion of what will happen with and without intervention. Large community-randomized trials offer an opportunity to actually compare forecasting methods in a masked fashion.

Last Updated: 25 Aug 2015

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The terms "Trachoma" returned 34 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Trachoma and Yaws: Common Ground?
 

Author(s): Anthony W Solomon, Michael Marks, Diana L Martin, Alexei Mikhailov, Rebecca M Flueckiger, Oriol Mitjà, Kingsley Asiedu, Jean Jannin, Dirk Engels, David C W Mabey

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Last Updated: 4 Dec 2015

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Interventions for trachoma trichiasis.
 

Author(s): Matthew Burton, Esmael Habtamu, Derek Ho, Emily W Gower

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Trachoma is the leading infectious cause of blindness. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends eliminating trachomatous blindness through the SAFE strategy: Surgery for trichiasis, Antibiotic treatment, Facial cleanliness and Environmental hygiene. This is an update of a Cochrane ...

Last Updated: 15 Dec 2015

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Natural products for the treatment of trachoma and Chlamydia trachomatis.
 

Author(s): Michael G Potroz, Nam-Joon Cho

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The neglected tropical disease (NTD) trachoma is currently the leading cause of eye disease in the world, and the pathogenic bacteria causing this condition, Chlamydia trachomatis, is also the most common sexually transmitted pathogenic bacterium. Although the serovars of this bacterial ...

Last Updated: 10 Mar 2015

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Sanitation, Water, and Instruction in Face-washing for Trachoma
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Trachoma

 

Last Updated: 25 Apr 2016

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Water Uptake for Health in Amhara Pilot
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Trachoma

 

Last Updated: 20 Apr 2016

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Pharmacokinetics of Understudied Drugs Administered to Children Per Standard of Care
 

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Condition Summary: Infection; Hypertension; Pain; Reflux; Edema; Hyperlipidemia; Hypotension; Hypercholesterolemia; Sedation; Anxiolysis; Benzodiazepine Withdrawal; Bipolar Disorder; Autistic Disorder; Schizophrenia; Influenza Treatment or Prophylaxis; Acute Decompensated Heart Failure; Stable Angina; Life-threatening Fungal Infections; Nosocomial Pneumonia; Community Acquired Pneumonia; Acute Bacterial Exacerbation of Chronic Bronchitis; Complicated Skin and Skin Structure Infections; Uncomplicated Skin and Skin Structure Infections; Chronic Bacterial Prostatitis; Complicated Urinary Tract Infections; Acute Pyelonephritis; Uncomplicated Urinary Tract Infections; Inhalational Anthrax (Post-Exposure); Infantile Hemangioma; Withdrawal; Inflammation; Bacterial Septicemia; Cytomegalovirus Retinitis; Herpes Simplex Virus; Adenovirus; Brain Swelling; Airway Swelling; Adrenal Insufficiency; Anxiety; Nausea; Vomiting; Convulsions; Muscle Spasms; Seizures; Epilepsy; Bartonellosis; Brucellosis; Cholera; Plague; Psittacosis; Q Fever; Relapsing Fever; Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever; Trachoma; Tularemia; Typhus Fever; Bronchospasm; Cardiac Arrest; Hypersensitivity Reaction; Cyanide Poisoning; Acute Bacterial Sinusitis; Bacterial Meningitis; Sepsis; Gastroparesis; Opioid Addiction; Migraines; Headaches

 

Last Updated: 4 Feb 2016

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