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REVIEW
Alon Haim, Michal Shimshi, Eli Hershkovitz
Many countries restrict people with diabetes from driving. These restrictions are based on the assumption that drivers with diabetes are prone to road accidents more than the general population. There are factors that can affect the driving ability of people with diabetes that are related to the immediate effects of the disease such as hypoglycemia, hyperglycemia or disease complications such as retinopathy or neuropathy. Restrictions on driving of people with diabetes have implications both on the patients and the society...
November 2016: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529370/prevention-early-intervention-and-harm-reduction-of-substance-use-in-adolescents
#2
R C Jiloha
This paper presents a systematic review on the effectiveness of prevention, early intervention, and harm reduction including treatment of substance abuse among adolescents for tobacco, alcohol and illicit drugs. Taxation, public consumption bans, restriction on advertisements, and minimum legal age for consumption, are effective measures to reduce the use of tobacco and alcohol. School-based prevention and skill-training interventions are effective tools to reduce substance use among adolescents. Social norms and intervention to reduce substance use in adolescents do not have strong evidence of effectiveness...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529012/the-epidemiology-and-hotspots-of-road-traffic-injuries-in-moshi-tanzania-an-observational-study
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Joseph M Reardon, Luciano Andrade, Julian Hertz, George Kiwango, Anneth Teu, Msafiri Pesambili, Deena El-Gabri, Michael Hocker, Mark Mvungi, João Ricardo N Vissoci, Catherine A Staton
Road traffic injuries (RTIs) continue to increase with the proliferation of motor vehicles, especially in low-income countries where safe road infrastructure is lacking. Knowing where and why RTIs occur would allow for increased safety and prevention planning. In this study, police records of 300 motor vehicle collisions which occurred between February 2013 and January 2014 in Moshi, Tanzania were reviewed. Analysis of variables including victim age, gender, type of collision, conditions, and use of safety equipment were analyzed...
May 3, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527382/global-burden-of-road-traffic-accidents-in-older-adults-a-systematic-review-and-meta-regression-analysis
#4
Boon Hong Ang, Won Sun Chen, Shaun Wen Huey Lee
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: This study aims to estimate the burden of road traffic accidents and death among older adults. DESIGN AND METHODS: A systematic literature review was conducted on 10 electronic databases for articles describing Road Traffic Accident(RTA) mortality in older adults until September 2016. A random-effects meta-regression analyses was conducted to estimate the pooled rates of road traffic accidents and death. RESULTS: A total 5018 studies were identified and 23 studies were included...
May 13, 2017: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520422/a-global-land-use-regression-model-for-nitrogen-dioxide-air-pollution
#5
Andrew Larkin, Jeffrey A Geddes, Randall V Martin, Qingyang Xiao, Yang Liu, Julian D Marshall, Michael Brauer, Perry Hystad
Nitrogen dioxide is a common air pollutant with growing evidence of health impacts independent of other common pollutants such as ozone and particulate matter. However, the global distribution of NO2 exposure and associated impacts on global health is still largely uncertain. To advance global exposure estimates we created a global nitrogen dioxide (NO2) land use regression model for 2011 using annual measurements from 5,220 air monitors in 58 countries. The model captured 54% of global NO2 variation, with a mean absolute error of 3...
May 18, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506258/health-care-waste-management-in-community-based-care-experiences-of-community-health-workers-in-low-resource-communities-in-south-africa
#6
Lydia Hangulu, Olagoke Akintola
BACKGROUND: In South Africa, community health workers (CHWs) working in community-based care (CBC) programmes provide care to patients most of whom are living with HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis (TB). Although studies have shown that the caregiving activities provided by the CHWs generate health care waste (HCW), there is limited information about the experiences of CHWs on health care waste management (HCWM) in CBC. This study explored HCWM in CBC in Durban, South Africa from the perspectives CHWs...
May 15, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501850/the-epigenetic-integrator-uhrf1-on-the-road-to-become-a-universal-biomarker-for-cancer
#7
REVIEW
Waseem Ashraf, Abdulkhaleg Ibrahim, Mahmoud Alhosin, Liliyana Zaayter, Khalid Ouararhni, Christophe Papin, Tanveer Ahmad, Ali Hamiche, Yves Mély, Christian Bronner, Marc Mousli
Cancer is one of the deadliest diseases in the world causing record number of mortalities in both developed and undeveloped countries. Despite a lot of advances and breakthroughs in the field of oncology still, it is very hard to diagnose and treat the cancers at early stages. Here in this review we analyze the potential of Ubiquitin-like containing PHD and Ring Finger domain 1 (UHRF1) as a universal biomarker for cancers. UHRF1 is an important epigenetic regulator maintaining DNA methylation and histone code in the cell...
April 24, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500775/vaccines-against-malaria-still-a-long-way-to-go
#8
REVIEW
Kai Matuschewski
Several species of Plasmodium cause a broad spectrum of human disease that range from nausea and fever to severe anemia, cerebral malaria, and multi-organ failure. In malaria-endemic countries continuous exposure to Plasmodium sporozoite inoculations and subsequent blood infections elicit only partial and short-lived immunity, which gradually develops over many years of parasite exposure and multiple clinical episodes. The ambitious goal of malaria vaccinology over the past 70 years has been to develop an immunization strategy that mounts protection superior to naturally acquired immunity...
May 13, 2017: FEBS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494162/are-automatic-systems-the-future-of-motorcycle-safety-a-novel-methodology-to-prioritize-potential-safety-solutions-based-on-their-projected-effectiveness
#9
Gustavo Gil, Giovanni Savino, Simone Piantini, Niccolò Baldanzini, Riender Happee, Marco Pierini
OBJECTIVE: Motorcycle riders are involved in significantly more crashes per kilometer driven than passenger car drivers. Nonetheless, the development and implementation of motorcycle safety systems lags far behind that of passenger cars. This research addresses the identification of the most effective motorcycle safety solutions in the context of different countries. METHODS: A Knowledge-Based system of Motorcycle Safety (KBMS) was developed to assess the potential for various safety solutions to mitigate or avoid motorcycle crashes...
May 11, 2017: Traffic Injury Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492100/data-mining-in-road-crash-analysis-the-context-of-developing-countries
#10
Md Asif Raihan, Moinul Hossain, Tanweer Hasan
The recent advancements in the field of data mining have made vast progress in extracting new information and hidden patterns from large datasets which are often overlooked by the traditional statistical approaches. These methods focus on searching for new and interesting hypothesis which were previously unobserved. Road safety researchers working with the crash data from developed world have seen encouraging success in obtaining new insight into crash mechanism through data mining. An attempt was made in this study to apply these advance methods and evaluate their performance in manifesting crash causes for Bangladesh...
May 11, 2017: International Journal of Injury Control and Safety Promotion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487043/epidemiology-of-road-traffic-injury-patients-presenting-to-a-tertiary-hospital-in-hyderabad-india
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Isaac W Howley, Shivam Gupta, Shailaja Tetali, Lakshmi K Josyula, Shirin Wadhwaniya, Gopalkrishna Gururaj, Mohan Rao, Adnan A Hyder
BACKGROUND: Road traffic injuries kill more people in India than in any other country in the world, and these numbers are rising with increasing population density and motorization. Official statistics regarding road traffic injuries are likely subject to underreporting. This study presents results of a surveillance program based at a public tertiary hospital in Hyderabad, India. METHODS: All consenting patients who presented to the casualty ward after a road traffic injury over a 9-month period were enrolled...
May 6, 2017: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484993/hip-fracture-pattern-at-a-major-tanzanian-referral-hospital-focus-on-fragility-hip-fractures
#12
Munyaradzi Tsabasvi, Sonya Davey, Rogers Temu
This study examined hip fractures during a 5-year period at Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center (KCMC). There was a general increase in proportions of fragility hip fractures during this period. PURPOSE: Fragility hip fractures are expected to increase in low-resource countries. This study examined hip fractures in the osteoporotic age group during a 5-year period at the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center (KCMC), which is located in Moshi, Tanzania. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study of all hip fracture patients above the age of 50 who were admitted to KCMC between January 1, 2011 and December 31, 2015...
December 2017: Archives of Osteoporosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483163/changing-state-of-pediatric-injuries-in-south-africa-an-analysis-of-surveillance-data-from-a-pediatric-emergency-department-from-2007-to-2011
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Hadley K H Wesson, Abdulgafoor M Bachani, Patricia Mtambeka, Dorothy Schulman, Chiedza Mavengere, Alastair John Ward Millar, Adnan A Hyder, Arjan Bastiaan van As
BACKGROUND: Pediatric injuries are associated with significant morbidity and mortality, especially in low- and middle-income countries. Data to characterize the cause and risk factors associated with childhood injuries in low- and middle-income countries are very scarce. The aim of this study is to describe the cause of pediatric injuries and their possible changes between 2007 and 2011 using hospital-based data in Cape Town, South Africa. METHODS: Data from injured children <13 years of age who presented to the Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital's emergency department in 2007 and 2011 were captured in Childsafe South Africa's trauma surveillance system...
May 5, 2017: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482899/improving-access-to-health-care-amongst-vulnerable-populations-a-qualitative-study-of-village-malaria-workers-in-kampot-cambodia
#14
Marco Liverani, Chea Nguon, Ra Sok, Daro Kim, Panharith Nou, Sokhan Nguon, Shunmay Yeung
BACKGROUND: There is growing interest in the expansion of community health workers programmes in low- and middle-income countries as a cost-effective approach to address shortages of health professionals. However, our understanding of the reception of large-scale programmes and how to improve them remains limited, with knowledge gaps about factors that may promote or discourage equitable access to services. This paper examines the case of the Village Malaria Workers (VMW) programme in Cambodia, an extensive community-based intervention for the management of malaria cases in remote rural areas...
May 8, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472914/low-testosterone-levels-and-metabolic-syndrome-in-aging-male
#15
Rodrigo Blaya, Patrícia Blaya, Luiza Rhoden, Ernani Luis Rhoden
Advances in medicine and progressive improvements in the health of the general population in developed countries have led to considerable increases in life expectancy over recent years. Metabolic syndrome (MetS) affects approximately 25% of the adult population and its prevalence is increasing all over the world. Central obesity plays an important role in emergence of MetS. Some studies have suggested that there may be link between low Total Testosterone levels and emergence of MetS. The objective of this review is to analyze the complex network of interactions between MetS and low testosterone levels in elderly men, considering etiologic, diagnostic, and therapeutic aspects...
May 3, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459283/impact-of-improving-vehicle-front-design-on-the-burden-of-pedestrian-injuries-in-germany-usa-and-india
#16
Dane Moran, Dipan Bose, Kavi Bhalla
OBJECTIVE: European car design regulations and New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) ratings have led to reductions in pedestrian injuries. The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of improving vehicle front design on mortality and morbidity due to pedestrian injuries in a European country (Germany) and two countries, (USA, and India) that do not have pedestrian-focused NCAP testing or design regulations. METHODS: We used data from the International Road Traffic and Accident Database and the Global Burden of Disease project to estimate baseline pedestrian deaths and non-fatal injuries in each country in 2013...
May 1, 2017: Traffic Injury Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458750/improving-hospital-based-trauma-care-for-road-traffic-injuries-in-malawi
#17
Linda Chokotho, Wakisa Mulwafu, Isaac Singini, Yasin Njalale, Kathryn H Jacobsen
BACKGROUND: The mortality rate from road traffic injuries has increased in sub-Saharan Africa as the number of motor vehicles increase. This study examined the capacity of hospitals along Malawi's main north-south highway to provide emergency trauma care. METHODS: Structured interviews and checklists were used to evaluate the infrastructure, personnel, supplies, and equipment at all four of Malawi's central hospitals, ten district hospitals, and one mission hospital in 2014...
2017: World Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455948/mobile-phone-text-messaging-to-improve-medication-adherence-in-secondary-prevention-of-cardiovascular-disease
#18
REVIEW
Alma J Adler, Nicole Martin, Javier Mariani, Carlos D Tajer, Onikepe O Owolabi, Caroline Free, Norma C Serrano, Juan P Casas, Pablo Perel
BACKGROUND: Worldwide at least 100 million people are thought to have prevalent cardiovascular disease (CVD). This population has a five times greater chance of suffering a recurrent cardiovascular event than people without known CVD. Secondary CVD prevention is defined as action aimed to reduce the probability of recurrence of such events. Drug interventions have been shown to be cost-effective in reducing this risk and are recommended in international guidelines. However, adherence to recommended treatments remains sub-optimal...
April 29, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454855/validation-of-the-abrasion-resistance-test-protocols-and-performance-criteria-of-en13595-the-probability-of-soft-tissue-injury-to-motorcycle-riders-by-abrasion-resistance-of-their-clothing
#19
Lauren Meredith, Christopher Hurren, Elizabeth Clarke, Michael Fitzharris, Matthew Baldock, Liz de Rome, Jake Olivier, Julie Brown
INTRODUCTION: Motorcyclists represent an increasing proportion of road users globally and are increasingly represented in crash statistics. Soft tissue injuries are the most common type of injuries to crashed motorcyclists. These injuries can be prevented through the use of protective clothing designed for motorcycle use. However, the quality of such clothing is not controlled in many countries around the world. A European Standard was developed to assess the performance of clothing but as this is not mandatory, clothing certified to this Standard is difficult to obtain...
June 2017: Journal of Safety Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448753/road-traffic-injury-in-sub-saharan-african-countries-a-systematic-review-and-summary-of-observational-studies
#20
João Ricardo N Vissoci, Daniel J Shogilev, Elizabeth Krebs, Luciano de Andrade, Igor Fiorese Vieira, Nicole Toomey, Adelia Portero Batilana, Michael Haglund, Catherine A Staton
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to evaluate, through a systematic review of hospital based studies, the proportion of road traffic injuries and fatalities in SSA. METHODS: In accordance with PRISMA and MOOSE guidelines we searched the following electronic databases: PubMed, Embase, Africa-Wide Information, Global Health, and Web of Science. Articles were eligible if they measured proportion of RTIs in SSA by using hospital based studies. In addition, a reference and citation analysis was conducted as well as a data quality assessment...
April 27, 2017: Traffic Injury Prevention
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