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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424776/socially-responsible-surgery-building-recognition-and-coalition
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Tyler D Robinson, Thiago M Oliveira, Theresa R Timmes, Jacqueline M Mills, Nichole Starr, Matthew Fleming, Megan Janeway, Diane Haddad, Feroze Sidhwa, Ryan D Macht, Douglas F Kauffman, Tracey A Dechert
IMPORTANCE: Socially responsible surgery (SRS) integrates surgery and public health, providing a framework for research, advocacy, education, and clinical practice to address the social barriers of health that decrease surgical access and worsen surgical outcomes in underserved patient populations. These patients face disparities in both health and in health care, which can be effectively addressed by surgeons in collaboration with allied health professionals. OBJECTIVE: We reviewed the current state of surgical access and outcomes of underserved populations in American rural communities, American urban communities, and in low- and middle-income countries...
2017: Frontiers in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422946/pediatric-cushing-disease-disparities-in-disease-severity-and-outcomes-in-the-hispanic-and-african-american-populations
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Alexandra Gkourogianni, Ninet Sinaii, Sharon H Jackson, Alexander S Karageorgiadis, Charalampos Lyssikatos, Elena Belyavskaya, Margaret F Keil, Mihail Zilbermint, Prashant Chittiboina, Constantine A Stratakis, Maya B Lodish
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the contribution of racial and socioeconomic disparities to severity and outcomes for children with Cushing disease (CD). METHODS: 129 children with CD, 45 Hispanic/Latino or African American (HI/AA) and 84 non-Hispanic White (non-HW), are included. A 10-point index for rating severity (CD-severity) incorporated degree of hypercortisolemia, glucose tolerance, hypertension, anthropomorphic measurements, disease duration, and tumor characteristics...
April 19, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420149/advanced-stage-at-presentation-remains-a-major-factor-contributing-to-breast-cancer-survival-disparity-between-public-and-private-hospitals-in-a-middle-income-country
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Yek-Ching Kong, Nirmala Bhoo-Pathy, Shridevi Subramaniam, Nanthini Bhoo-Pathy, Nur Aishah Taib, Suniza Jamaris, Kiran Kaur, Mee-Hoong See, Gwo-Fuang Ho, Cheng-Har Yip
Background: Survival disparities in cancer are known to occur between public and private hospitals. We compared breast cancer presentation, treatment and survival between a public academic hospital and a private hospital in a middle-income country. Methods: The demographics, clinical characteristics, treatment and overall survival (OS) of 2767 patients with invasive breast carcinoma diagnosed between 2001 and 2011 in the public hospital were compared with 1199 patients from the private hospital. Results: Compared to patients in the private hospital, patients from the public hospital were older at presentation, and had more advanced cancer stages...
April 16, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418232/high-pre-exposure-prophylaxis-uptake-and-early-adherence-among-men-who-have-sex-with-men-and-transgender-women-at-risk-for-hiv-infection-the-prep-brasil-demonstration-project
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Brenda Hoagland, Ronaldo I Moreira, Raquel B De Boni, Esper G Kallas, José Valdez Madruga, Ricardo Vasconcelos, Silvia Goulart, Thiago S Torres, Luana M S Marins, Peter L Anderson, Paula M Luz, Iuri da Costa Leite, Albert Y Liu, Valdilea G Veloso, Beatriz Grinsztejn
INTRODUCTION: The efficacy of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in preventing sexual acquisition of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is well established. Little is known about the feasibility of PrEP implementation in middle-income settings with concentrated epidemics among men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender women (TGW). METHODS: PrEP Brasil is a prospective, multicentre, open-label demonstration project assessing PrEP delivery in the context of the Brazilian Public Health System...
April 6, 2017: Journal of the International AIDS Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411525/health-access-to-care-among-working-age-lower-income-adults-in-the-great-recession-disparities-across-race-and-ethnicity-and-geospatial-factors
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Samuel D Towne, Janice C Probst, James W Hardin, Bethany A Bell, Saundra Glover
In the United States (US) and elsewhere, residents of low resource areas face health-related disparities, and may experience different outcomes throughout times of severe economic flux. We aimed to identify individual (e.g. sociodemographic) and environmental (e.g. region, rurality) factors associated with self-reported health and forgone medical care due to the cost of treatment in the US across the Great Recession (2008-2009). We analyzed nationally representative data (2004-2010) using the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System in the US...
April 6, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410639/socioeconomic-status-not-race-is-associated-with-reduced-survival-in-esophagectomy-patients
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Loretta Erhunmwunsee, Brian C Gulack, Christel Rushing, Donna Niedzwiecki, Mark F Berry, Matthew G Hartwig
BACKGROUND: Black patients with esophageal cancer have worse survival than white patients. This study examines this racial disparity in conjunction with socioeconomic status (SES) and explores whether race-based outcome differences exist using a national database. METHODS: The associations between race and SES with overall survival of patients treated with esophagectomy for stages I to III esophageal cancer between 2003 and 2011 in the National Cancer Data Base were investigated using the Kaplan-Meier method and proportional hazards analyses...
April 12, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410093/race-income-and-disease-outcomes-in-juvenile-dermatomyositis
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Kathryn Phillippi, Mark Hoeltzel, Angela Byun Robinson, Susan Kim
OBJECTIVE: To determine the relationships among race, income, and disease outcomes in children with juvenile dermatomyositis (JDM). STUDY DESIGN: Data from 438 subjects with JDM enrolled in the Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA) Legacy Registry were analyzed. Demographic data included age, sex, race, annual family income, and insurance status. Clinical outcomes included muscle strength, presence of rash, calcinosis, weakness, physical function, and quality of life measures...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408935/socioeconomic-and-racial-ethnic-disparities-in-cancer-mortality-incidence-and-survival-in-the-united-states-1950-2014-over-six-decades-of-changing-patterns-and-widening-inequalities
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Gopal K Singh, Ahmedin Jemal
We analyzed socioeconomic and racial/ethnic disparities in US mortality, incidence, and survival rates from all-cancers combined and major cancers from 1950 to 2014. Census-based deprivation indices were linked to national mortality and cancer data for area-based socioeconomic patterns in mortality, incidence, and survival. The National Longitudinal Mortality Study was used to analyze individual-level socioeconomic and racial/ethnic patterns in mortality. Rates, risk-ratios, least squares, log-linear, and Cox regression were used to examine trends and differentials...
2017: Journal of Environmental and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406579/disparities-in-pharmacotherapy-for-alcohol-use-disorder-in-the-context-of-universal-healthcare-a-swedish-register-study
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Katherine J Karriker-Jaffe, Jianguang Ji, Jan Sundquist, Kenneth S Kendler, Kristina Sundquist
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Pharmacotherapy can be an important part of the continuum of care for alcohol use disorder (AUD). The Swedish universal healthcare system emphasizes provision of care to marginalized groups. The primary aim was to test associations of neighbourhood deprivation and disadvantaged social status with receipt of AUD pharmacotherapy in this context. DESIGN: Data from linked population registers were used to follow an open cohort over 7 years. SETTING: Sweden...
April 12, 2017: Addiction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406271/the-relationship-between-higher-social-trust-and-lower-late-hiv-diagnosis-and-mortality-differs-by-race-ethnicity-results-from-a-state-level-analysis
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Yusuf Ransome, Ashley Batson, Sandro Galea, Ichiro Kawachi, Denis Nash, Kenneth H Mayer
INTRODUCTION: Black men who have sex with men (MSM) continue to suffer a disproportionate burden of new HIV diagnoses and mortality. To better understand some of the reasons for these profound disparities, we examined whether the association between social trust and late HIV diagnosis and mortality differed by race/ethnicity, and investigated potential indirect effects of any observed differences. METHODS: We performed generalized structural equation modelling to assess main and interaction associations between trust among one's neighbours in 2009 (i...
April 6, 2017: Journal of the International AIDS Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403465/smoking-in-pregnancy-among-indigenous-women-in-high-income-countries-a-narrative-review
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Gillian S Gould, Christi Patten, Marewa Glover, Anette Kira, Harshani Jayasinghe
Introduction: Pregnant women in socioeconomically disadvantaged circumstances, such as Indigenous women, have a high prevalence of smoking. Tobacco smoking is the most significant reversible risk factor for the health of Indigenous pregnant women and their babies. Methods: As researchers working in this specialized area, we conducted a narrative review of the literature on smoking among Indigenous pregnant women in the United States, Canada, New Zealand, and Australia...
May 1, 2017: Nicotine & Tobacco Research: Official Journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402825/inequality-and-the-health-care-system-in-the-usa
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Samuel L Dickman, David U Himmelstein, Steffie Woolhandler
Widening economic inequality in the USA has been accompanied by increasing disparities in health outcomes. The life expectancy of the wealthiest Americans now exceeds that of the poorest by 10-15 years. This report, part of a Series on health and inequality in the USA, focuses on how the health-care system, which could reduce income-based disparities in health, instead often exacerbates them. Other articles in this Series address population health inequalities, and the health effects of racism, mass incarceration, and the Affordable Care Act (ACA)...
April 8, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400354/usability-of-a-novel-mobile-health-ipad-app-by-vulnerable-populations
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David P Miller, Kathryn E Weaver, L Doug Case, Donald Babcock, Donna Lawler, Nancy Denizard-Thompson, Michael P Pignone, John G Spangler
BACKGROUND: Recent advances in mobile technologies have created new opportunities to reach broadly into populations that are vulnerable to health disparities. However, mobile health (mHealth) strategies could paradoxically increase health disparities, if low socioeconomic status individuals lack the technical or literacy skills needed to navigate mHealth programs. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine whether patients from vulnerable populations could successfully navigate and complete an mHealth patient decision aid...
April 11, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396558/vaccine-testing-for-emerging-infections-the-case-for-individual-randomisation
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Nir Eyal, Marc Lipsitch
During the 2014-2015 Ebola outbreak in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, many opposed the use of individually randomised controlled trials to test candidate Ebola vaccines. For a raging fatal disease, they explained, it is unethical to relegate some study participants to control arms. In Zika and future emerging infections, similar opposition may hinder urgent vaccine research, so it is best to address these questions now. This article lays out the ethical case for individually randomised control in testing vaccines against many emerging infections, including lethal infections in low-income countries, even when at no point in the trial do the controls receive the countermeasures being tested...
April 10, 2017: Journal of Medical Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395910/disparities-in-receipt-of-family-planning-services-by-disability-status-new-estimates-from-the-national-survey-of-family-growth
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William Mosher, Tina Bloom, Rosemary Hughes, Leah Horton, Ramin Mojtabai, Jeanne L Alhusen
BACKGROUND: A substantial and increasing population of US women of childbearing age live with disability. Disability-based disparities in access to family planning services have been previously documented, but few studies have used population-based data sources or evidence-based measures of disability. OBJECTIVE: To determine population-based estimates of use of family planning services among women 15-44 years of age in the United States, and to examine differences by disability status...
April 6, 2017: Disability and Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395847/progress-and-inequities-in-maternal-mortality-in-afghanistan-ramos-ii-a-retrospective-observational-study
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Linda Bartlett, Amnesty LeFevre, Linnea Zimmerman, Sayed Ataullah Saeedzai, Sabera Torkamani, Weeda Zabih, Hannah Tappis, Stan Becker, Peter Winch, Marge Koblinsky, Ahmed Javed Rahmanzai
BACKGROUND: The risk of maternal death in Afghanistan is among the highest in the world; however, the risks within the country are poorly understood. Subnational maternal mortality estimates are needed along with a broader understanding of determinants to guide future maternal health programmes. Here we aimed to study maternal mortality risk and causes, care-seeking patterns, and costs within the country. METHODS: We did a household survey (RAMOS-II) in the urban area of Kabul city and the rural area of Ragh, Badakshan...
May 2017: Lancet Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395074/the-complex-interplay-of-adverse-childhood-experiences-race-and-income
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Kristen S Slack, Sarah A Font, Jennifer Jones
An extensive research base shows evidence of racial disparities in health outcomes, and a growing body of evidence points to associations between adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and poor health. This study uses data from the 2011 and 2012 Wisconsin Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System surveys to identify the relative contributions of ACEs, race, and adult income to predicting three sets of adverse adult health outcomes. The authors found that controlling for demographic factors, ACEs strongly predict health risk behaviors, indicators of poor general health, and chronic health conditions...
February 1, 2017: Health & Social Work
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393550/black-white-black-and-white-mixed-race-and-health-in-canada
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Gerry Veenstra
OBJECTIVES: To document inequalities in hypertension, self-rated health, and self-rated mental health between Canadian adults who identify as Black, White, or Black and White and determine whether differences in educational attainment and household income explain them. DESIGN: The dataset was comprised of ten cycles (2001-2013) of the Canadian Community Health Survey. The health inequalities were examined by way of binary logistic regression modeling of hypertension and multinomial logistic regression modeling of self-rated health and self-rated mental health...
April 10, 2017: Ethnicity & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390403/farm-fresh-foods-for-healthy-kids-f3hk-an-innovative-community-supported-agriculture-intervention-to-prevent-childhood-obesity-in-low-income-families-and-strengthen-local-agricultural-economies
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Rebecca A Seguin, Emily H Morgan, Karla L Hanson, Alice S Ammerman, Stephanie B Jilcott Pitts, Jane Kolodinsky, Marilyn Sitaker, Florence A Becot, Leah M Connor, Jennifer A Garner, Jared T McGuirt
BACKGROUND: Childhood obesity persists in the United States and is associated with serious health problems. Higher rates of obesity among children from disadvantaged households may be, in part, attributable to disparities in access to healthy foods such as fruits and vegetables. Community supported agriculture can improve access to and consumption of fresh produce, but the upfront payment structure, logistical barriers, and unfamiliarity with produce items may inhibit participation by low-income families...
April 8, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387733/disparities-in-hiv-clinical-outcomes-among-a-cohort-of-hiv-infected-persons-receiving-care-mississippi
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Ali Dehghani Firouzabadi, Tiffany C McDonald, Tametria R Samms, Reza Sirous, Kendra Johnson
Increasing patients' cluster of differentiation 4 (CD4) count and achieving viral suppression are the ultimate goals of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) care and treatment, yet disparities in these HIV clinical outcomes exist among subpopulations of HIV-infected persons. We aimed to assess potential disparities in viral suppression and normal CD4 count among HIV-infected persons receiving care in Mississippi using Mississippi Medical Monitoring Project (MMP) data from 2009 to 2014 (N = 1233) in this study...
April 7, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
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