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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510714/re-what-do-we-know-about-the-association-between-firearm-legislation-and-firearm-related-injuries
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January 1, 2017: Epidemiologic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510713/re-disasters-introduction-and-state-of-the-art
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January 1, 2017: Epidemiologic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486701/cancer-in-transgender-people-evidence-and-methodological-considerations
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Hayley Braun, Rebecca Nash, Vin Tangpricha, Janice Brockman, Kevin Ward, Michael Goodman
Transgender people comprise a diverse group of individuals whose gender identity or expression differs from that originally assigned to them at birth. Some, but not all, transgender people elect to undergo medical gender affirmation, which may include therapy with cross-sex hormones and/or surgical change of the genitalia and other sex characteristics. As cross-sex hormones administered for the purposes of gender affirmation may be delivered at high doses and over a period of decades, the carcinogenicity of hormonal therapy in transgender people is an area of considerable concern...
January 1, 2017: Epidemiologic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486651/vitamin-d-and-cancer-risk-and-mortality-state-of-the-science-gaps-and-challenges
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Alison M Mondul, Stephanie J Weinstein, Tracy M Layne, Demetrius Albanes
There has been substantial enthusiasm recently regarding the potential role of vitamin D in the primary and secondary prevention of cancer. Laboratory studies demonstrate a range of anticarcinogenic effects for vitamin D compounds, but human studies have yielded little consistent evidence supporting a protective association. Higher circulating levels of vitamin D (i.e., 25-hydroxyvitamin D or 25(OH)D) appear to be associated with reduced risk of colorectal and bladder malignancies, but higher risk of prostate and possibly pancreatic cancers, with no clear association for most other organ sites examined...
January 1, 2017: Epidemiologic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472440/a-global-cancer-surveillance-framework-within-noncommunicable-disease-surveillance-making-the-case-for-population-based-cancer-registries
#5
Marion Piñeros, Ariana Znaor, Les Mery, Freddie Bray
The growing burden of cancer among several major noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) requires national implementation of tailored public health surveillance. For many emerging economies where emphasis has traditionally been placed on the surveillance of communicable diseases, it is critical to understand the specificities of NCD surveillance and, within it, of cancer surveillance. We propose a general framework for cancer surveillance that permits monitoring the core components of cancer control. We examine communalities in approaches to the surveillance of other major NCDs as well as communicable diseases, illustrating key differences in the function, coverage, and reporting in each system...
January 1, 2017: Epidemiologic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472313/implementing-evidence-based-palliative-care-programs-and-policy-for-cancer-patients-epidemiologic-and-policy-implications-of-the-2016-american-society-of-clinical-oncology-clinical-practice-guideline-update
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Sarina R Isenberg, Rebecca A Aslakson, Thomas J Smith
The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) recently convened an Ad Hoc Palliative Care Expert Panel to update a 2012 provisional clinical opinion by conducting a systematic review of clinical trials in palliative care in oncology. The key takeaways from the updated ASCO clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) are that more people should be referred to interdisciplinary palliative care teams and that more palliative care specialists and palliative care-trained oncologists are needed to meet this demand. The following summary statement is based on multiple randomized clinical trials: "Inpatients and outpatients with advanced cancer should receive dedicated palliative care services, early in the disease course, concurrent with active treatment...
January 1, 2017: Epidemiologic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472310/the-population-burden-of-cancer-research-driven-by-the-catchment-area-of-a-cancer-center
#7
Caroline G Tai, Robert A Hiatt
Cancer centers, particularly those supported by the National Cancer Institute, are charged with reducing the cancer burden in their catchment area. However, methods to define both the catchment area and the cancer burden are diverse and range in complexity often based on data availability, staff resources, or confusion about what is required. This article presents a review of the current literature identifying 4 studies that have defined various aspects of the cancer burden in a defined geographical area and highlights examples of how some cancer centers and other health institutions have defined their catchment area and characterized the cancer burden within it...
January 1, 2017: Epidemiologic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460082/reducing-cancer-burden-in-the-population-an-overview-of-epidemiologic-evidence-to-support-policies-systems-and-environmental-changes
#8
Elizabeth A Platz
"Reducing Cancer Burden in the Population: Epidemiologic Evidence to Support Policies, Systems, and Environmental Changes" is a compilation of 11 reviews addressing aspects of primary prevention of cancer (early life factors, vitamin D, and periodontal disease and the oral microbiome); primary and secondary prevention (in the transgender population); surveillance following secondary prevention (personalizing follow-up of patients diagnosed with an adenoma based on colorectal cancer risk); tertiary prevention (physical activity as an adjuvant to cancer treatment, measurement of patient-reported physical functioning in cancer treatment trials, and implementation of palliative care recommendations); and all 3 (changing epidemiology of oral cancers)...
January 1, 2017: Epidemiologic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453627/patient-reported-physical-function-measures-in-cancer-clinical-trials
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Thomas M Atkinson, Angela M Stover, Daniel F Storfer, Rebecca M Saracino, Thomas A D'Agostino, Denise Pergolizzi, Konstantina Matsoukas, Yuelin Li, Ethan Basch
Patient-reported outcomes (PROs) are increasingly used to monitor treatment-related symptoms and physical function decrements in cancer clinical trials. As more patients enter survivorship, it is important to capture PRO physical function throughout trials to help restore pretreatment levels of function. We completed a systematic review of PRO physical function measures used in cancer clinical trials and evaluated their psychometric properties on the basis of guidelines from the US Food and Drug Administration...
January 1, 2017: Epidemiologic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453622/the-impact-of-exercise-on-cancer-mortality-recurrence-and-treatment-related-adverse-effects
#10
Prue Cormie, Eva M Zopf, Xiaochen Zhang, Kathryn H Schmitz
The combination of an increasing number of new cancer cases and improving survival rates has led to a large and rapidly growing population with unique health-care requirements. Exercise has been proposed as a strategy to help address the issues faced by cancer patients. Supported by a growing body of research, major health organizations commonly identify the importance of incorporating exercise in cancer care and advise patients to be physically active. This systematic review comprehensively summarizes the available epidemiologic and randomized controlled trial evidence investigating the role of exercise in the management of cancer...
January 1, 2017: Epidemiologic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449041/periodontal-disease-tooth-loss-and-cancer-risk
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Dominique S Michaud, Zhuxuan Fu, Jian Shi, Mei Chung
Periodontal disease, which includes gingivitis and periodontitis, is highly prevalent in adults and disease severity increases with age. The relationship between periodontal disease and oral cancer has been examined for several decades, but there is increasing interest in the link between periodontal disease and overall cancer risk, with systemic inflammation serving as the main focus for biological plausibility. Numerous case-control studies have addressed the role of oral health in head and neck cancer, and several cohort studies have examined associations with other types of cancers over the past decade...
January 1, 2017: Epidemiologic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407101/early-life-exposures-and-adult-cancer-risk
#12
Megan A Clarke, Corinne E Joshu
Very little is known about the influence of early life exposures on adult cancer risk. The purpose of this narrative review was to summarize the epidemiologic evidence relating early life tobacco use, obesity, diet, and physical activity to adult cancer risk; describe relevant theoretical frameworks and methodological strategies for studying early life exposures; and discuss policies and research initiatives focused on early life. Our findings suggest that in utero exposures may indirectly influence cancer risk by modifying biological pathways associated with carcinogenesis; however, more research is needed to firmly establish these associations...
January 1, 2017: Epidemiologic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402402/evaluation-of-the-effectiveness-and-cost-effectiveness-of-personalized-surveillance-after-colorectal-adenomatous-polypectomy
#13
Ethna McFerran, James F O'Mahony, Richard Fallis, Duncan McVicar, Ann G Zauber, Frank Kee
Lifetime risk of developing colorectal cancer is 5%, and 5-year survival at early stage is 92%. Individuals with precancerous lesions removed at primary screening are typically recommended surveillance colonoscopy. Because greater benefits are anticipated for those with higher risk of colorectal cancer, scope for risk-specific surveillance recommendations exists. This review assesses published cost-effectiveness estimates of postpolypectomy surveillance to consider the potential for personalized recommendations by risk group...
January 1, 2017: Epidemiologic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402398/the-health-system-and-policy-implications-of-changing-epidemiology-for-oral-cavity-and-oropharyngeal-cancers-in-the-united-states-from-1995-to-2016
#14
Charles W LeHew, Darien J Weatherspoon, Caryn E Peterson, Abigail Goben, Karolina Reitmajer, Herve Sroussi, Linda M Kaste
Oral cavity and oropharyngeal cancers are typically grouped under the general term, "oral cancer." Yet, the incidence of oropharyngeal cancers is increasing in the United States, while the incidence of oral cavity cancers has declined. These 2 distinct but conflated groups of oral cancers are attributed to different risk factors. Incidence and survival trends were examined across US population groups and by anatomical subsite. Disparities in incidence and survival by sex, race/ethnicity, and subsite were identified...
January 1, 2017: Epidemiologic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26905895/what-do-we-know-about-the-association-between-firearm-legislation-and-firearm-related-injuries
#15
REVIEW
Julian Santaella-Tenorio, Magdalena Cerdá, Andrés Villaveces, Sandro Galea
Firearms account for a substantial proportion of external causes of death, injury, and disability across the world. Legislation to regulate firearms has often been passed with the intent of reducing problems related to their use. However, lack of clarity around which interventions are effective remains a major challenge for policy development. Aiming to meet this challenge, we systematically reviewed studies exploring the associations between firearm-related laws and firearm homicides, suicides, and unintentional injuries/deaths...
2016: Epidemiologic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26905894/clinician-attitudes-screening-practices-and-interventions-to-reduce-firearm-related-injury
#16
Paul J D Roszko, Jonathan Ameli, Patrick M Carter, Rebecca M Cunningham, Megan L Ranney
Firearm injury is a leading cause of injury-related morbidity and mortality in the United States. We sought to systematically identify and summarize existing literature on clinical firearm injury prevention screening and interventions. We conducted a systematic search of PubMed, Web of Science, Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL), PsycInfo, and ClinicalTrials.gov for English-language original research (published 1992-2014) on clinical screening methods, patient-level firearm interventions, or patient/provider attitudes on the same...
2016: Epidemiologic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26905893/the-relationship-between-controlled-substances-and-violence
#17
REVIEW
Emma E McGinty, Seema Choksy, Garen J Wintemute
A causal relationship between controlled substances and firearm violence has been widely assumed in the United States, and federal law prohibits individuals who are "unlawful users of or addicted to any controlled substance" from purchasing or possessing firearms (68 FR 3750. 2003. Codified at 27 CFR §478.11). However, the law does a poor job of defining "unlawful users," resulting in recent calls for a revised, actionable definition. Such a definition should be informed by research evidence, but to date the epidemiologic research on the relationship between controlled substances and violence has not been comprehensively reviewed...
2016: Epidemiologic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26905892/epidemiologic-evidence-to-guide-the-understanding-and-prevention-of-gun-violence
#18
Daniel W Webster, Magdalena Cerdá, Garen J Wintemute, Philip J Cook
Gunfire from assaults, suicides, and unintentional shootings exacts an enormous burden on public health globally. The epidemiologic reviews in this special issue enhance our understanding of various forms of gun violence, inform interventions, and help chart directions for future research. The available science, however, is limited to answer many important questions necessary for mounting successful efforts to reduce gun violence. Certain data are lacking, and there are numerous analytical challenges to deriving unbiased estimates of policy impacts...
2016: Epidemiologic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26811427/alcohol-use-and-firearm-violence
#19
REVIEW
Charles C Branas, SeungHoon Han, Douglas J Wiebe
Although the misuse of firearms is necessary to the occurrence of firearm violence, there are other contributing factors beyond simply firearms themselves that might also be modified to prevent firearm violence. Alcohol is one such key modifiable factor. To explore this, we undertook a 40-year (1975-2014) systematic literature review with meta-analysis. One large group of studies showed that over one third of firearm violence decedents had acutely consumed alcohol and over one fourth had heavily consumed alcohol prior to their deaths...
2016: Epidemiologic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26769724/effectiveness-of-interventions-to-promote-safe-firearm-storage
#20
REVIEW
Ali Rowhani-Rahbar, Joseph A Simonetti, Frederick P Rivara
Despite supportive evidence for an association between safe firearm storage and lower risk of firearm injury, the effectiveness of interventions that promote such practices remains unclear. Guided by the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) checklist, we conducted a systematic review of randomized and quasi-experimental controlled studies of safe firearm storage interventions using a prespecified search of 9 electronic databases with no restrictions on language, year, or location from inception through May 27, 2015...
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